DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2014    Duedate: 01/15/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-602

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GASTON IPPS
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4306) [17-31-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GASTON IPPS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            
(56-4306) [17-31-0,122]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GASTON IPPS                    DROXINE
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            TREXTRAS (449)
(56-4306) [17-31-0,122]        (56-4298) [15-12-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TREXTRAS (449)              44
2. MEN OF STEEL (131)          40      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    16      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)          4
5. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)       1      THRASH OUT (159)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  50  20  2 71.4   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456) 10  5 1
 2/ 3 TREXTRAS (449)            26  17  0 60.5   2/ 2 TREXTRAS (449)            8  1 0
 3/ 0 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    77  66  4 53.8   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       6  9 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      349 362  6 49.1   4/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)        4  8 0
 5- 5 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      46  48  1 48.9   5- 3 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      3  7 0
 6/ 6 MEN OF STEEL (131)       214 239 30 47.2   6/ 0 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    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 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): HELIODORUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 711): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 737): TEETER SLAUGHTER of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 728): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 729): SAMUEL COLT of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 726): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): RUE LEROHELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 670): XOWIE of TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 563): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 524): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 510): GENERAL 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 627): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 711): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 737): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 728): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 729): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 726): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 670): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 563): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 524): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 510): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 627): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): WINTER ROSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                      (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                      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.  The TREXTRAS 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, TAMOON fought LOVEABLE LARRY and gained 29 points and 
contributed to TREXTRAS' 3-0-0.  NEWTON PYNE has lost to ZARABETH, falling 10 points, 
while helping make MIDDLE WAY 20 a 1-4-0 turn.  Due to its absence and inability to 
defend the throne, BACKLASH has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on 
GASTON IPPS this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  ROCANIS has a new 
victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at Mylar's until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the MEN OF 
STEEL stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ROCANIS, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided MEN OF STEEL stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was TREXTRAS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was MIDDLE 
WAY 20's warrior HOUSTON FARMER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  SERGEANT 3, does your manager know you're challenging 
down 16 points to fight HOUSTON FARMER from MIDDLE WAY 20?  It pains me to see 
warriors take advantage of the system like this.  SERGEANT 3 defeated HOUSTON FARMER, 
as if it surprises anyone.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  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                  
 GASTON IPPS 4306             17  31  0   122       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOIS THUG 3970               19  15  1   113       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
-BACKLASH 4323                16   3  1   107       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 SERGEANT 1 4404              12   3  0   102       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 DROXINE 4298                 15  12  0    96       TREXTRAS (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMOON 4360                   6   1  0    90       TREXTRAS (449)
 LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          19  12  0    89       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 PRIVATE 4 4420               11   2  1    87       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 SFC 1 4408                   11   3  0    86       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-RATTLER 4336                  6   4  0    81       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345            17  23  1    77       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 DENNA FEYL 4350              18  21  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MR THUG 3982                 11  15  1    73       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNAKE BITE 4343              11   8  0    66       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICHOLAS 4422                 7   6  1    56       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-KRAIT 4344                   10   9  0    53       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             9   9  0    52       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 SERGEANT 2 4407               8   7  0    44       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 ZARABETH 4295                 5   2  0    41       TREXTRAS (449)
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          8   7  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419           5   8  2    35       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 3 4433               5   0  0    31       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWTON PYNE 4431              3   7  0    22       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ROO 4445                      1   0  0    21       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           1  11  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA 4446                 0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     JO-KOBA HARRO         602  NONE
DA2 4447                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     VEL STEELWIND         602  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Being "most challenged" doesn't mean much when I've got the ONLY challenge.  And I
could do without it just fine. -- Houston Farmer

Three-two, with a win and a loss to standbys, a win and a loss to the Soldiers, and a
win over a Man of Steel.  If Denna had any self-respect (I'm not sure she does),
she'd be embarrassed at losing to the Rirorni Saboteur.  That guy is so OLD, he's
practically tripping over is whiskers.  But basically, not a bad turn for us.  We'll
take it. -- Gaston Ipps

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was viciously butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a 6 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA was killed by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 3 minute Dark Arena melee.
ZARABETH demolished NEWTON PYNE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SERGEANT 3 slimly won victory over HOUSTON FARMER in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
SERGEANT 1 demolished RIRORNI SPY in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
SFC 1 was overpowered by GASTON IPPS in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
DROXINE viciously subdued FERRIA HOUGH in a 8 minute veteran's competition.
DENNA FEYL lost to PRIVATE 4 in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LOVEABLE LARRY was overpowered by TAMOON in a popular 3 minute gory uneven duel.
JIMMY THE HAND was overpowered by SERGEANT 2 in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
NICHOLAS savagely defeated RABID GOPHER in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur match.
ROO devastated MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  15 -  2      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  14 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  18 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 602 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       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 4404            12   3  0  102 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
AIMED BLOW       DROXINE 4298               15  12  0   96 TREXTRAS (449)
PARRY-STRIKE     TAMOON 4360                 6   1  0   90 TREXTRAS (449)
TOTAL PARRY      LOVEABLE LARRY 3981        19  12  0   89 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
SLASHING ATTACK  PRIVATE 4 4420             11   2  1   87 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
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 DROXINE 4298.  The ten other most popular fighters were TAMOON 4360, DA 
4446, NICHOLAS 4422, SERGEANT 1 4404, PRIVATE 4 4420, ROO 4445, ZARABETH 4295, 
SERGEANT 3 4433, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, and GASTON IPPS 4306.

The least popular fighter this week was FERRIA HOUGH 4345.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JIMMY THE HAND 4419, DENNA FEYL 4350, SFC 1 4408, NEWTON PYNE 
4431, DA2 4447, SERGEANT 2 4407, LOVEABLE LARRY 3981, GASTON IPPS 4306, HOUSTON 
FARMER 4428, and SERGEANT 3 4433.