DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2012    Duedate: 09/12/2012

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LOIS THUG
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
(56-3970) [18-14-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOIS THUG                      SNAKE BITE
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)         SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
(56-3970) [18-14-1,117]        (56-4343) [2-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOIS THUG                      LINKIN LOGGER
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)         INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-3970) [18-14-1,117]        (56-4272) [16-8-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THEM (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        41
2. THEM (433)                  26      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)      24      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         16
5. MEN OF STEEL (131)          12      SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*TREXTRAS (449)             2   0  0  100   1/ 2 THEM (433)                8  4 0
 2/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   567 423 45 57.3   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  8 1
 3/ 3 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    76  64  4 54.3   3/ 1 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    6  9 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      277 259  6 51.7   4/ 6*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      5  4 0
 5/ 5 THEM (433)               100  96  9 51.0   5/ 5 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    3  2 0
 6/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       148 178 25 45.4   6/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)        3  6 0
 7/ 7*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      10  16  0 38.5   7- 7*TREXTRAS (449)            2  0 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 703): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): KARNINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 703): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): JESSIE'S SPUDS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  INCONSISTENT FURY?  Who?  THEM is the top team 
these days, buddies!  Practice pays for SNAKE BITE, who pummelled KULGAN, to pocket 
20 points.  MOE FROSTTOOTH certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to LOIS THUG and losing 3 points in the process!  A certain someone saw POW! 
at The Wanton Troll with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his 
throne.  What a pathetic slob!  In ROCANIS, nothing is permanent (except Death), and 
we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, LOIS THUG.  Word has it one team in ROCANIS is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of THEM should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of INCONSISTENT FURY, so did that sorry team shy from 
THEM If challenges were horses, LOIS THUG could open up a fast food joint!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in ROCANIS would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOIS THUG 3970               18  14  1   117       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POW! 4170                     9   1  0   128       THEM (433)
 WHOMP 4218                   17   8  0   104       THEM (433)
 MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287          11   8  2    94       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262         18  13  2    92       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          19  11  0    88       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 LINKIN LOGGER 4272           16   8  0    87       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-MR THUG 3982                 11  15  1    73       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERHART ERVIN 4309            7   4  0    61       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             9   9  0    52       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 DRAKEN-KORIN 4279             5   2  2    47       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 THUD! 4269                    5   5  0    47       THEM (433)
 SNAKE BITE 4343               2   1  0    45       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 KULGAN 4268                   8  17  2    43       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 KASPAR 4285                   6   3  3    38       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          8   7  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DROXINE 4298                  2   0  0    33       TREXTRAS (449)
-BACKLASH 4323                 5   0  0    32       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIKA SUGAR 4349               3   1  0    30       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 FRANKIE TOO 4305              7   7  0    28       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GASTON IPPS 4306              4   9  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 KRAIT 4344                    2   1  0    20       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 MERVIN OLDES 4326             3   6  1    16       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DENNA FEYL 4350               2   2  0    15       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345             4   1  1    14       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-JIM DASHER 4319               0   1  0     7       MEN OF STEEL (131)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI ARCHER          0  0 0                      FERRIA HOUGH 4345     567  NONE
JANICA WOLFE 4341       1  1 0 INCONSISTENT FURY 20 DRAKEN-KORIN 4279     563  REVENGED
BORRIC 4308             2  4 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     ARENAMASTER AMEL      567  NONE
CHEBOB ERLE 4234       17 21 0 MIDDLE WAY 20 435    TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262  563  NOT REVENGED
BYE 4353                0  1 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   NAIRON                567  NONE
DEMENTED 4354           0  1 0 THEM 433             STEV STONEFIST        567  NONE
SHADOWS 4352            1  1 0 THEM 433             ROKORI KLEE           567  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thud! -- Yeah, that about covers it.  Ouch! -- Gaston Ipps
P.S.  You ever have a teammate named Ouch!?

Kulgan -- Magnetic sword?  It was just drawn to you, over and over again. -- Gerhart
Ervin

Snake Bite -- I'm allergic!  Or something. -- Mervin Oldes

Borric -- Next time, I'll bring lunch. -- Ferria Hough

Shadows -- Um... I'm afraid of the dark?  Or maybe just terribly disconcerted.  I
thought you were there, but you were over THERE instead. -- Denna Feyl

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BORRIC was butchered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SHADOWS was slaughtered by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BYE was easily killed by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DEMENTED was assassinated by STEV STONEFIST in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
MOE FROSTTOOTH was bested by LOIS THUG in a 2 minute gory Title fight.
WHOMP subdued LINKIN LOGGER in a action packed 3 minute master's competition.
TAM TAM KA'BLAM overpowered PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GERHART ERVIN overcame KASPAR in a 1 minute fight.
KULGAN was handily defeated by SNAKE BITE in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
THUD! vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DRAKEN-KORIN viciously subdued FRANKIE TOO in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
GASTON IPPS was handily defeated by HIKA SUGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MERVIN OLDES was demolished by KRAIT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FERRIA HOUGH put to death RIRORNI ARCHER in a tiresome 4 minute novice's contest.
DENNA FEYL devastated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  4      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  16 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  15 -  0      32  |

Turn 567 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      LOIS THUG 3970             18  14  1  117 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
WALL OF STEEL    WHOMP 4218                 17   8  0  104 THEM (433)
AIMED BLOW       MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287        11   8  2   94 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
SLASHING ATTACK  LINKIN LOGGER 4272         16   8  0   87 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
BASHING ATTACK   GERHART ERVIN 4309          7   4  0   61 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE BITE 4343             2   1  0   45 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOIS THUG 3970.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LINKIN LOGGER 4272.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHOMP 4218, LOIS 
THUG 3970, DRAKEN-KORIN 4279, SNAKE BITE 4343, TAM TAM KA'BLAM 4262, GERHART ERVIN 
4309, MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287, THUD! 4269, HIKA SUGAR 4349, and KRAIT 4344.

The least popular fighter this week was FERRIA HOUGH 4345.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MERVIN OLDES 4326, GASTON IPPS 4306, KASPAR 4285, BYE 4353, 
SHADOWS 4352, FRANKIE TOO 4305, KULGAN 4268, DEMENTED 4354, BORRIC 4308, and DENNA 
FEYL 4350.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TAM TAM KA'BLAM (56-4262) INCONSISTENT FURY (20)