DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/11/2012    Duedate: 10/24/2012

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-570

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LINKIN LOGGER
INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
(56-4272) [18-8-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LOIS THUG                      DROXINE
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)         TREXTRAS (449)
(56-3970) [19-15-1,113]        (56-4298) [3-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOIS THUG                      GASTON IPPS
STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)         MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-3970) [19-15-1,113]        (56-4306) [6-10-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF STEEL (131)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          14
2. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)      14      INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
3. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         12      Unchartered Team
4. TREXTRAS (449)              10
5. THEM (433)                   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)             3   1  0 75.0   1/ 4 MEN OF STEEL (131)        6  3 0
 2/ 2 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)   573 427 46 57.3   2/ 3 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)    6  4 1
 3/ 3 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    77  65  4 54.2   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       5 10 0
 4- 4 THEM (433)               102  96  9 51.5   4- 2*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      3  2 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      282 269  6 51.2   5- 5 THEM (433)                2  0 0
 6/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       154 181 25 46.0   6/ 6 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    1  1 0
 7- 7*SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      13  18  0 41.9   7/ 7*TREXTRAS (449)            1  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 706): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 708): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 647): THAT I DO SIR of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 702): GOLDEN STAIRS of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 704): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 696): LT. OLSEN of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 697): 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 694): MOTHIAS of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 690): DAY DREAM of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 687): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 679): MAIRIE AP GAUR of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 638): KHARIJANH of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 569): KULGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 554): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 536): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 531): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 255): BURIED TREASURE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 492): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 486): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 478): NAKED LUNCHR of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 595): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 706): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 708): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 647): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 702): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 704): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 696): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 697): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 350): THE WOLF PACK (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 694): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 689): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 687): TOOL SHED (Leprechaun, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 679): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 638): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 326): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 554): INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 536): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 531): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 255): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 492): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 486): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 478): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 595): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 696): SENLUM NOSH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 697): 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 694): NERO of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): QUEEN OF TARTS of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (slugbait, mgr.)
                               BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                   (turn 319): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 531): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 477): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ROCANIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, MIDDLE WAY 20, since MEN 
OF STEEL took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  MEN OF STEEL 
turned their 2-1-0 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see GASTON IPPS win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LOIS THUG beat 
MOE FROSTTOOTH and MOE FROSTTOOTH lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as LINKIN LOGGER takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Wanton Troll, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ROCANIS' trash 
dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  THEM, I 
suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know 
who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was INCONSISTENT FURY.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ROCANIS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ROCANIS.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in 
your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINKIN LOGGER 4272           18   8  1    98       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POW! 4170                     9   1  0   128       THEM (433)
 LOIS THUG 3970               19  15  1   113       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-WHOMP 4218                   18   8  0   112       THEM (433)
 MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287          12   9  2    91       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)
 DRAKEN-KORIN 4279             7   3  2    65       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KULGAN 4268                  10  18  2    63       MEN OF STEEL (131)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             9   9  0    52       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 KASPAR 4285                   8   4  3    45       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-KRAIT 4344                    4   1  0    44       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 GASTON IPPS 4306              6  10  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-SNAKE BITE 4343               3   2  0    38       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          8   7  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERHART ERVIN 4309            7   7  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DROXINE 4298                  3   1  0    33       TREXTRAS (449)
 FRANKIE TOO 4305              8   8  0    32       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-BACKLASH 4323                 5   0  0    32       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 HIKA SUGAR 4349               4   2  0    26       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERVIN OLDES 4326             4   8  1    21       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345             5   3  1    19       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DENNA FEYL 4350               3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 PINECONE CHARLY 4358          1   0  0    13       INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kulgan -- To be expected, unfortunately.  And just as well, I would have been
expected to write a column.  Be glad your manager is more reasonable; after all,
we're fighters, not public speakers. -- Gerhart Ervin

Kaspar -- You are definitely not a Friendly Ghost.  Ouch. -- Ferria Hough

Oh, gods, the shame!  We went one-two against standbys.  Against managed warriors,
sure, any time, but against standbys...?  Not so good. -- Some of Middle Way who
prefer not to be named

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KULGAN was devastated by LINKIN LOGGER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
LOIS THUG vanquished MOE FROSTTOOTH in a 2 minute uneven battle.
DRAKEN-KORIN demolished GERHART ERVIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KASPAR devastated MERVIN OLDES in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
FRANKIE TOO was subdued by GASTON IPPS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
FERRIA HOUGH was overpowered by DROXINE in a 4 minute one-sided struggle.
HIKA SUGAR viciously subdued DENNA FEYL in a 2 minute gory competition.
PINECONE CHARLY handily defeated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute uneven 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   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  16 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 570 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    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  LINKIN LOGGER 4272         18   8  1   98 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
PARRY-LUNGE      LOIS THUG 3970             19  15  1  113 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
AIMED BLOW       MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287        12   9  2   91 INCONSISTENT FURY (20)
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 GASTON IPPS 4306.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOIS THUG 3970, HIKA 
SUGAR 4349, MOE FROSTTOOTH 4287, LINKIN LOGGER 4272, DRAKEN-KORIN 4279, DROXINE 4298, 
DENNA FEYL 4350, PINECONE CHARLY 4358, KASPAR 4285, and FRANKIE TOO 4305.

The least popular fighter this week was FERRIA HOUGH 4345.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MERVIN OLDES 4326, GERHART ERVIN 4309, KULGAN 4268, FRANKIE TOO 
4305, KASPAR 4285, PINECONE CHARLY 4358, DENNA FEYL 4350, DROXINE 4298, DRAKEN-KORIN 
4279, and LINKIN LOGGER 4272.