DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/27/2012    Duedate: 10/10/2012

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KULGAN
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4268) [10-17-2,61]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KULGAN                         KRAIT
MEN OF STEEL (131)             SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
(56-4268) [10-17-2,61]         (56-4344) [4-1-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GASTON IPPS                    KASPAR
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4306) [5-10-0,25]          (56-4285) [7-4-3,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          40
2. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)         5      MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
3. INCONSISTENT FURY (20)       0      Unchartered Team
4. THEM (433)                   0
5. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)       0      TREXTRAS (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TREXTRAS (449)             2   1  0 66.7   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       7  8 1
 2- 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   570 425 46 57.3   2/ 4*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      5  3 0
 3- 3 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    76  65  4 53.9   3- 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    5  5 1
 4- 5 THEM (433)               102  96  9 51.5   4/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)        5  5 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      281 265  6 51.5   5- 1 THEM (433)                4  2 0
 6/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       152 180 25 45.8   6- 7 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    1  1 0
 7/ 7*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      13  18  0 41.9   7/ 6*TREXTRAS (449)            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 705): JED TARRAN DAPP of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 707): MAC THE SPOON of THE SYNDICATE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 645): ARROGANT BASTARD of MMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 701): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 703): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 695): LT. OLSEN of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 696): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 350): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 693): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 689): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 686): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 678): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 637): KHARIJANH of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 325): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 306): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 568): WHOMP of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 553): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 535): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 530): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 255): BURIED TREASURE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 491): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 485): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 477): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 594): RED BARON of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 705): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 707): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 645): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 701): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 703): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 695): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 696): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 350): THE WOLF PACK (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 693): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 688): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 686): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 678): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 637): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 325): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 568): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 553): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 535): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 530): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 255): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 491): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 485): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 477): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 594): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 704): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 707): MAC THE SPOON of THE SYNDICATE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 644): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 701): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
                (turn 700): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 350): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 693): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 688): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 567): TAM TAM KA BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 552): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.0
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 490): HALF PAST PI of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 477): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ROCANIS a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THEM is pushed out of top team by MIDDLE WAY 20, who came from 3rd 
with a 1-4-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for THEM, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 5th.  The MEN 
OF STEEL guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, DRAKEN-KORIN fought 
SNAKE BITE and gained 23 points and contributed to MEN OF STEEL's 3-0-0.  SNAKE BITE 
has lost to DRAKEN-KORIN, falling 20 points, while helping make SERPENTS' HOLD a 
1-2-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, WHOMP has lost 
the title of Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on KULGAN this turn as he ascended to the 
throne of Duelmaster.  ROCANIS has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Wanton Troll uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
MIDDLE WAY 20's warrior GERHART ERVIN.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ROCANIS has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ROCANIS, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ROCANIS, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ROCANIS again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KULGAN 4268                  10  17  2    61       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POW! 4170                     9   1  0   128       THEM (433)
-WHOMP 4218                   18   8  0   112       THEM (433)
-MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287          12   8  2   103       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-LOIS THUG 3970               18  15  1    99       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-LINKIN LOGGER 4272           17   8  1    96       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          19  11  0    88       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-MR THUG 3982                 11  15  1    73       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THUD! 4269                    6   5  0    66       THEM (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAKEN-KORIN 4279             6   3  2    60       MEN OF STEEL (131)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             9   9  0    52       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 KRAIT 4344                    4   1  0    44       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-FRANKIE TOO 4305              8   7  0    41       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 KASPAR 4285                   7   4  3    38       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SNAKE BITE 4343               3   2  0    38       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          8   7  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 GERHART ERVIN 4309            7   6  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BACKLASH 4323                 5   0  0    32       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 GASTON IPPS 4306              5  10  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 MERVIN OLDES 4326             4   7  1    25       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIKA SUGAR 4349               3   2  0    23       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
 DROXINE 4298                  2   1  0    23       TREXTRAS (449)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345             5   2  1    18       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DENNA FEYL 4350               3   3  0    12       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?
BYE 4357                0  1 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   LADRO KHAN            569  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sorry you had to travel to the Isle in a pine box, Tam Tam, but at least you got to
go.  Fare well. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Thud! -- Yep, that describes it. -- Gerhart Ervin

Hmm, Archers aren't that easy to defeat when they have their bows at hand.  Glad this
one didn't. -- Ferria Hough

Krait -- Ah, a snake.  Figures. -- Mervin Oldes

And two wins over standbys!  Well, three if you count Ferria's, and I suppose we
should. -- Gaston Ipps, and Denna Feyl, too

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was viciously butchered by LADRO KHAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SNAKE BITE was vanquished by DRAKEN-KORIN in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
GERHART ERVIN was overpowered by KULGAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
DROXINE was devastated by KRAIT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GASTON IPPS was demolished by RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KASPAR viciously subdued FERRIA HOUGH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal fight.
DENNA FEYL was devastated by TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MERVIN OLDES overcame CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  10 -  3      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  14 -  0       7  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 569 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DRAKEN-KORIN 4279           6   3  2   60 MEN OF STEEL (131)
SLASHING ATTACK  KASPAR 4285                 7   4  3   38 MEN OF STEEL (131)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE BITE 4343             3   2  0   38 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
BASHING ATTACK   GERHART ERVIN 4309          7   6  0   36 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GASTON IPPS 4306.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KASPAR 4285.  The ten other most popular fighters were BYE 4357, 
DRAKEN-KORIN 4279, KULGAN 4268, KRAIT 4344, MERVIN OLDES 4326, SNAKE BITE 4343, 
FERRIA HOUGH 4345, GERHART ERVIN 4309, DROXINE 4298, and GASTON IPPS 4306.

The least popular fighter this week was DENNA FEYL 4350.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GASTON IPPS 4306, DROXINE 4298, GERHART ERVIN 4309, FERRIA HOUGH 4345, 
SNAKE BITE 4343, MERVIN OLDES 4326, KRAIT 4344, KULGAN 4268, DRAKEN-KORIN 4279, and 
BYE 4357.