DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2013    Duedate: 12/04/2013

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BACKLASH
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
(56-4323) [15-2-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BACKLASH                       SWYTAI
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
(56-4323) [15-2-1,110]         (56-4414) [1-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GASTON IPPS                    SFC 1
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4306) [14-31-0,73]         (56-4408) [10-1-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    52
2. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        40      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)     21      Unchartered Team
4. THEM (433)                   0
5. TREXTRAS (449)              -6      GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)    1   0  0  100   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 11  3 0
 2/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  40  15  1 72.7   2/ 2 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)     10  5 1
 3/ 2 TREXTRAS (449)            18  16  0 52.9   3/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  6 0
 4- 3 THEM (433)               129 123 10 51.2   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       4 11 0
 5/ 4 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      43  41  1 51.2   5- 5 THEM (433)                2  1 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      343 353  6 49.3   6/ 0*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   1  0 0
 7/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       210 231 30 47.6   7/ 6 TREXTRAS (449)            1  3 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 735): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 705): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 583): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SERGEANT 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 735): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 705): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): DEMONSPAWN (Zorsea?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 853): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): LITTLE GRAY BIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                       (turn 715): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 558): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  SERPENTS' HOLD had cause to celebrate, after 
RATTLER got 22 points by beating GASTON IPPS.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, SNAKE BITE was winsome, after beating DROXINE and seeing her lose 17 points.  
What can be a greater victory?  BACKLASH has taken its place as the top, as ROCANIS' 
new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in ROCANIS is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
FERRIA HOUGH is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't MIDDLE WAY 20 proud!  
Mismatched by 14 points, FERRIA HOUGH was defeated by SFC 1.  Is this really worth 
noting?  I thought SFC 1 showed great skill and promise when he subdued FERRIA HOUGH. 
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ROCANIS farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACKLASH 4323                15   2  1   110       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEECHAM 4378                 14   6  1    99       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-NIGHT CRAWLER 4355            7   2  0    92       THEM (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SFC 1 4408                   10   1  0    87       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 SNAKE BITE 4343              11   6  0    85       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 PRIVATE 4 4420                9   1  0    81       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 RATTLER 4336                  5   3  0    79       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 SERGEANT 1 4404               9   3  0    76       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 GASTON IPPS 4306             14  31  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DENNA FEYL 4350              18  18  0    72       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345            16  21  1    70       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LANGOLIER 4356                8   3  1    66       THEM (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DROXINE 4298                 12  12  0    64       TREXTRAS (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4407               7   5  0    53       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-TAMOON 4360                   3   1  0    42       TREXTRAS (449)
 KRAIT 4344                    9   8  0    35       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 ZARABETH 4295                 3   1  0    35       TREXTRAS (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419           5   5  2    32       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-BUGS 4409                     3   3  0    27       THEM (433)
 NICHOLAS 4422                 4   6  1    26       MEN OF STEEL (131)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOBLIN 4397                   4   4  0    22       THEM (433)
 SWYTAI 4414                   1   0  0    21       GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
 SERGEANT 3 4433               2   0  0    19       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           1   8  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 NEWTON PYNE 4431              1   6  0     9       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 CARNAGE 4435                  0   1  0     1       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JIM DASHER 4319         8  6 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     BACKLASH 4323         597  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two-three this time, but at least *I* got one of the wins.  And over a real
gladiator, or at least a golem snake, not a standby.  Still, I've got to wonder about
things here.  I heard, from somewho who might know, that the reason I'm not drawing a
lot of wins and getting OUT of here (though I DID finally get my fourteenth win) is
that I'm so popular, somebody out there is bribing the handicapper to keep me low in
the ranks so I'll STAY here.  Because, you see, I "draw people to the arena and
bolster the revenue" so they don't want me to LEAVE.  I'm glad they don't want me to
DIE, but cheese louise!  I want to graduate! -- Gaston Ipps

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SFC 1 viciously subdued FERRIA HOUGH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
SERGEANT 3 subdued HOUSTON FARMER in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
MEECHAM was subdued by BACKLASH in a action packed 3 minute Title fight.
DENNA FEYL was bested by PRIVATE 4 in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
SERGEANT 1 subdued RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 1 minute competition.
GASTON IPPS was bested by RATTLER in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
DROXINE was devastated by SNAKE BITE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
KRAIT was overpowered by SERGEANT 2 in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JIMMY THE HAND won victory over NEWTON PYNE in a 1 minute duel.
ZARABETH won victory over NICHOLAS in a action packed 3 minute fight.
SWYTAI vanquished CARNAGE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  14 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        17 -  11 -  2      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |

Turn 599 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BACKLASH 4323              15   2  1  110 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
SLASHING ATTACK  MEECHAM 4378               14   6  1   99 MEN OF STEEL (131)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE BITE 4343            11   6  0   85 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RATTLER 4336                5   3  0   79 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
AIMED BLOW       KRAIT 4344                  9   8  0   35 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
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 SFC 1 4408.  The ten other most popular fighters were MEECHAM 4378, NICHOLAS 
4422, ZARABETH 4295, PRIVATE 4 4420, GASTON IPPS 4306, BACKLASH 4323, RATTLER 4336, 
SNAKE BITE 4343, SERGEANT 3 4433, and JIMMY THE HAND 4419.

The least popular fighter this week was CARNAGE 4435.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KRAIT 4344, DENNA FEYL 4350, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, SWYTAI 4414, NEWTON 
PYNE 4431, SERGEANT 2 4407, DROXINE 4298, SERGEANT 1 4404, FERRIA HOUGH 4345, and 
JIMMY THE HAND 4419.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MEECHAM (56-4378) MEN OF STEEL (131)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ASHEN SHUGAR 1867 (44-51-5)            0  2  0         MEN OF STEEL         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ERIK 3399 (36-52-0)                    2  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRINTS OF WHALES 4289 (0-0-0)          3  3  0         PICTURE THIS         
LANGOLIER 4356 (8-3-1)                 2  3  0         THEM                 

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENIUS AWESOME 4402 (2-1-0)           10  2  0  DEAD   MEN OF STEEL         
GOBLIN 4397 (4-4-0)                    3  3  0         THEM                 
ZARABETH 4295 (2-1-0)                  0  2  0         TREXTRAS             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REMBRANDT 4368 (2-0-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   NIGHT WATCH          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SWYTAI 4414 (0-0-0)                   16  2  0         GRIZZLED VETERANS    
LONG GONE 4427 (0-0-0)                 5  3  1         TEN YEARS LATER      
JOJO KRAKO 4294 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         TREXTRAS             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POW! 4170 (9-1-0)                      5  3  0         THEM                 
IT 3900 (12-2-0)                       3  3  0         GET                  

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MARTIN-LONGBOW 753 (10-8-3)            1  3  0         MEN OF STEEL         

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRUSH 4270 (3-0-0)                     5  3  0         THEM                 
BLOODSWORD II 3775 (3-0-0)             0  2  0         STAR GUARDIANS       

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOHN WAYNE GACY 3212 (0-1-0)           0  2  0         COWBOYS FROM HELL    

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI