DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2012    Duedate: 03/28/2012

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-555

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POW!
THEM (433)
(56-4170) [8-1-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POW!                           HEADLESS HORSEMAN
THEM (433)                     SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
(56-4170) [8-1-0,117]          (56-4276) [4-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOBIE FROME                    WHOMP
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            THEM (433)
(56-4255) [17-5-0,92]          (56-4218) [13-5-0,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THEM (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THEM (433)                  39
2. SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)         27      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. MEN OF STEEL (131)           6      Unchartered Team
4. STAR GUARDIANS (190)         0
5. SHEWISH BUFFET (447)         0      SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)        4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 THEM (433)                8  3 0
 2/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   532 399 43 57.1   2/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    8  7 0
 3- 4 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      54  50  5 51.9   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       6  9 0
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      246 230  3 51.7   4/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  5 1
 5/ 5 THEM (433)                88  85  9 50.9   5/ 5*SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)       3  0 0
 6/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       138 158 23 46.6   6- 6 STAR GUARDIANS (190)      3  2 0
 7- 7*SHEWISH BUFFET (447)       2   8  0 20.0   7- 7*SHEWISH BUFFET (447)      1  4 0
 8- 8*JULY JUDGEMENT (443)       0   5  0  0.0   8- 8*JULY JUDGEMENT (443)      0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 691): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 693): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 617): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 687): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 689): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 681): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 682): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 679): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 675): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 672): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 664): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 623): KIRVENJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 554): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 539): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 521): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 516): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 477): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 463): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 580): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 691): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 693): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 617): HOUSE CANNITH (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 687): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 689): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 681): DUEL REALITY (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 682): GAIDINS (Noble Discord, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 679): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 675): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 672): CLAN PENDRAGON (Myrddin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 664): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 623): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 554): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 539): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 521): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 516): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 477): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 580): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 678): ULPHOR of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 622): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            FORLIS HOOLER of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 476): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                      (turn 470): JANDINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I salute you, Tiki La'Bane.  You are a woman of courage.  Sorry you didn't get a
chance at Forlis, but there it is, at times we have little control over our fates,
and at other times none at all.

                                    Dobie Frome

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ROCANIS!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as INCONSISTENT FURY is pushed 
out of top team by THEM, who came from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, 
CRUSH fought AMBITIOUS GUARD and gained 14 points and contributed to THEM's 3-1-0.  
ELISE GOUDGE has lost to TIKI LA'BANE, falling 5 points, while helping make MIDDLE 
WAY 20 a 1-4-0 turn.  And all eyes were on POW! this turn as he ascended to the 
throne of Duelmaster.  ROCANIS has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Grub & Rub Bar and Bistro?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  INCONSISTENT FURY has cause to stand tall, as they were 
ROCANIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And guess 
who avoided INCONSISTENT FURY stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THEM.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that LINKIN LOGGER from 
INCONSISTENT FURY was ROCANIS' most challenged warrior this turn.  In a fit of 
brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), HEADLESS HORSEMAN challenged 
LINKIN LOGGER today, facing a 27 difference in recognition.  And whaddya know, 
HEADLESS HORSEMAN beat LINKIN LOGGER, and the fighters of SLEEPY HOLLOW were last 
seen lifting frothy pints of ale in honor of HEADLESS HORSEMAN's 27 point gain.  In a 
brave attempt, THUD! from THEM challenged up 21 points to fight KULGAN from the MEN 
OF STEEL stable.  THUD! perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he was overcame by 
KULGAN and ended up with 6 recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that ROCANIS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POW! 4170                     8   1  0   117       THEM (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEELAYLA NORIN 4264          14   4  0    97       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 TIKI LA'BANE 4266            11   5  2    97       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 DOBIE FROME 4255             17   5  0    92       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHOMP 4218                   13   5  0    72       THEM (433)
 ELISE GOUDGE 4254            13   9  0    70       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262          9  10  1    62       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-AGIS 1499                     9  10  1    62       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
 MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287           5   2  1    62       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 CHEBOB ERLE 4234             14  16  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEADLESS HORSEMAN 4276        4   0  0    56       SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
 CRUSH 4270                    3   0  0    47       THEM (433)
-DION STARFIRE 2399            4   2  0    34       STAR GUARDIANS (190)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINKIN LOGGER 4272            7   5  0    33       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 KULGAN 4268                   7   6  2    32       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-BLOODSWORD II 3775            3   0  0    29       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
-KASPAR 4285                   3   1  3    28       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-RAOUL 3749                    3   3  0    28       STAR GUARDIANS (190)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIANIAN FRITTATA 4281         2   0  0    18       SHEWISH BUFFET (447)
-SAGAN 3542                    2   3  0    17       STAR GUARDIANS (190)
-MINOS 4233                    0   2  0    14       JULY JUDGEMENT (443)
-DRAKEN-KORIN 4279             1   1  0    10       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-ICHABOD CRANE 4277            0   1  0     7       SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
 THUD! 4269                    1   3  0     6       THEM (433)
 FRANKIE TOO 4305              1   1  0     6       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 GASTON IPPS 4306              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

'-' denotes a warrior who did not fight this turn.

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAGNUS 4271             3  4 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287   551  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pow! -- That's annoying. -- Forlis Hooler

I know I won, but I still think we should make an end to all these Kung-Fu Masters
dashing around kicking people. -- Leelayla Norin

Tam Tam Ka'Blam -- You win some, you lose some.  Same as I do. -- Elise Goudge

Kaspar -- Three-oh-three?  I *had* to defeat you, 'cause if you won, you'd've killed
me. -- Chebob Erle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHOMP slimly won victory over TAM TAM KA'BLAM in a 5 minute Challenge fight.
HEADLESS HORSEMAN demolished LINKIN LOGGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
THUD! was devastated by KULGAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
DOBIE FROME was overpowered by POW! in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
LEELAYLA NORIN devastated RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ELISE GOUDGE was overpowered by TIKI LA'BANE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CHEBOB ERLE was defeated by MOE FROSTTOOTH in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
CRUSH vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FRANKIE TOO won victory over GASTON IPPS in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  13 -  3      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        26 -  14 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 555 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       POW! 4170                   8   1  0  117 THEM (433)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEELAYLA NORIN 4264        14   4  0   97 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
WALL OF STEEL    WHOMP 4218                 13   5  0   72 THEM (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  HEADLESS HORSEMAN 4276      4   0  0   56 SLEEPY HOLLOW (446)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOBIE FROME 4255.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WHOMP 4218.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262, 
LEELAYLA NORIN 4264, HEADLESS HORSEMAN 4276, KULGAN 4268, GASTON IPPS 4306, POW! 
4170, TIKI LA'BANE 4266, CHEBOB ERLE 4234, MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287, and CRUSH 4270.

The least popular fighter this week was ELISE GOUDGE 4254.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOBIE FROME 4255, THUD! 4269, FRANKIE TOO 4305, LINKIN LOGGER 
4272, CRUSH 4270, MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287, CHEBOB ERLE 4234, TIKI LA'BANE 4266, POW! 
4170, and GASTON IPPS 4306.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DOBIE FROME (56-4255) MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)