DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/05/2013    Duedate: 12/18/2013

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-600

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SFC 1
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4408) [11-1-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SFC 1                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)       
(56-4408) [11-1-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GASTON IPPS                    SFC 1
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4306) [15-31-0,93]         (56-4408) [11-1-0,109]

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)    45
2. TREXTRAS (449)              39      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         32      Unchartered Team
4. MEN OF STEEL (131)           8
5. THEM (433)                   0      ALABAMA BRETHREN (82)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)    1   0  0  100   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 12  3 1
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  44  16  2 73.3   2/ 2 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      6  9 0
 3/ 3 TREXTRAS (449)            21  16  0 56.8   3/ 7 TREXTRAS (449)            4  2 0
 4- 4 THEM (433)               129 123 10 51.2   4/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  7 0
 5/ 5 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      44  45  1 49.4   5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       4 11 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      345 356  6 49.2   6- 5 THEM (433)                2  1 0
 7/ 7 MEN OF STEEL (131)       211 235 30 47.3   7- 6*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   1  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 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 707): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): 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 724): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): PRINCE VALIANT of KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): URCHIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 584): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 707): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 724): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 7720: COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 554): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           KANE TOAD of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 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 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                                   LORTAN FALCONEYE of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits 
always around the corner!  Witness how this week TREXTRAS went 3-0-0 to move up 4 in 
the rankings.  GASTON IPPS caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested SNAKE BITE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, GASTON IPPS put down SNAKE BITE, causing it to lose 16 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of SFC 1, for 
with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ROCANIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in ROCANIS these days is SERPENTS' HOLD.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of TREXTRAS are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  FERRIA HOUGH take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in ROCANIS.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
SERGEANT 3 who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the 
rankings.  I thought SERGEANT 3 showed great skill and promise when he defeated 
HOUSTON FARMER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  This week marked the last days of 
MEECHAM who at 14-6-1 was dispatched to the Dark Arena by the command of MEN OF 
STEEL's demanding management.  Was I the only one shocked to see the well respected 
fighter MEECHAM (14-6-1) appear on the sands of the Dark Arena?  He is now dead.  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SFC 1 4408                   11   1  0   109       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GASTON IPPS 4306             15  31  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE 4 4420               10   1  1    93       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-NIGHT CRAWLER 4355            7   2  0    92       THEM (433)
 BACKLASH 4323                15   3  1    91       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 1 4404              10   3  0    88       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 RATTLER 4336                  6   3  0    88       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 DROXINE 4298                 13  12  0    80       TREXTRAS (449)
 DENNA FEYL 4350              18  19  0    73       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345            16  22  1    71       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 SNAKE BITE 4343              11   7  0    69       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMOON 4360                   4   1  0    55       TREXTRAS (449)
 ZARABETH 4295                 4   1  0    45       TREXTRAS (449)
 SERGEANT 2 4407               7   6  0    44       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 NICHOLAS 4422                 5   6  1    42       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 KRAIT 4344                    9   9  0    36       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419           5   6  2    33       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-BUGS 4409                     3   3  0    27       THEM (433)
 SERGEANT 3 4433               3   0  0    27       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOBLIN 4397                   4   4  0    22       THEM (433)
-SWYTAI 4414                   1   0  0    21       GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
 NEWTON PYNE 4431              2   6  0    18       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           1   9  0    12       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI SPY             0  0 0                      PRIVATE 4 4420        600  NONE
DA1 4442                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     VEL STEELWIND         600  NONE
DA1 4441                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     NAIRON                600  NONE
JIM DASHER 4319         8  6 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     BACKLASH 4323         597  REVENGED
MEECHAM 4378           14  7 1 MEN OF STEEL 131     VEL STEELWIND         600  NONE
CARNAGE 4435            0  2 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   MAINAKHA-TE MAST      600  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Meecham. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Howlin' Wolf -- I'm not sure if I should congratulate or condole you on Genius
Awesome's tourney performance.  Whichever you deem appropriate, consider it offered
with sincerity. -- Jorja

Oh, cheese LOUISE!  I give away a dirty little secret, about the handicapper trying
to keep me low in the ranks, and he retaliates by making sure we ALL lose this time.
An oh-fer turn doesn't bear talking about.  Although they were, at least, all losses
to real gladiators.  Gee, that makes me feel so GOOD about it. -- Gaston Ipps

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEECHAM was viciously butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CARNAGE was slaughtered by MAINAKHA-TE MASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
DA1 was easily killed by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA1 was savagely slain by VEL STEELWIND in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DROXINE devastated FERRIA HOUGH in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SERGEANT 3 devastated HOUSTON FARMER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BACKLASH was viciously subdued by SFC 1 in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title match.
PRIVATE 4 assassinated RIRORNI SPY in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
SNAKE BITE was vanquished by GASTON IPPS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RATTLER vanquished DENNA FEYL in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
SERGEANT 1 overpowered ROCANI TURNCOAT in a 1 minute uneven match.
ZARABETH overpowered JIMMY THE HAND in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KRAIT was demolished by NICHOLAS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TAMOON bested SERGEANT 2 in a 2 minute brutal battle.
NEWTON PYNE 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  14 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  15 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 600 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SFC 1 4408                 11   1  0  109 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
TOTAL PARRY      BACKLASH 4323              15   3  1   91 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 4404            10   3  0   88 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RATTLER 4336                6   3  0   88 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
AIMED BLOW       DROXINE 4298               13  12  0   80 TREXTRAS (449)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAMOON 4360                 4   1  0   55 TREXTRAS (449)
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 DROXINE 4298, SERGEANT 
2 4407, PRIVATE 4 4420, GASTON IPPS 4306, RATTLER 4336, DENNA FEYL 4350, ZARABETH 
4295, TAMOON 4360, SERGEANT 3 4433, and BACKLASH 4323.

The least popular fighter this week was KRAIT 4344.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIMMY THE HAND 4419, SNAKE BITE 4343, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, FERRIA HOUGH 
4345, DA1 4441, CARNAGE 4435, NEWTON PYNE 4431, DA1 4442, NICHOLAS 4422, and SERGEANT 
1 4404.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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