DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/27/2014    Duedate: 04/09/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FRANKLIN E. SIGLER
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4408) [17-3-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FRANKLIN E. SIGLER             SWYTAI
MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)       GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
(56-4408) [17-3-0,115]         (56-4414) [5-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DENNA FEYL                     FRANKLIN E. SIGLER
MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)            MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
(56-4350) [19-26-0,89]         (56-4408) [17-3-0,115]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         26
2. MEN OF STEEL (131)          11      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    10      Unchartered Team
4. GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)      4
5. STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)       1      GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)    5   0  0  100   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  9  5 0
 2/ 2 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  68  31  2 68.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       9  6 0
 3/ 0 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)    78  68  4 53.4   3/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)        3 10 0
 4- 3 THEM (433)               132 124 10 51.6   4/ 4*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   2  0 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      362 379  7 48.9   5- 3 THEM (433)                1  1 0
 6/ 5 MEN OF STEEL (131)       221 258 30 46.1   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 744): KING RAT of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 746): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 723): PARAGON ORCA of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 740): SILVERMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 742): HORI BULL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 734): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 735): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 732): VAGAN of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 367): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 725): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 717): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 676): XOWIE of TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 607): FRANKLIN E. SIGLER of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 592): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 574): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 569): FIRE OPAL of TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 274): WON TON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 530): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 524): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 516): ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 633): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 744): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 746): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 723): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 740): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 742): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 734): G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 735): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 732): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 367): THE STORM REAVESRS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 725): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 717): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 676): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 345): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Managing, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 326): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 607): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 592): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 574): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 569): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 274): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 524): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 632): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 744): BICYCLE RACE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 745): KORYN FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 739): CHANGE of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
                               STEEL DRAGON of THE CANNUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 728): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 717): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 675): BLACK ZANJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               DR. COX of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 521): WRATH of MASTERS OF SIN (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to MIDDLE WAY 20 for their 
4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  DENNA FEYL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested PRIEST OF MYTORI and was awarded 9 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, SWYTAI put down ROO, causing him to lose 2 points 
of recognition in the process.  Although FERRIA HOUGH made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious FRANKLIN E. SIGLER.  No confirmation, 
but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ROCANIS these days is MEN OF STEEL.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of GRIZZLED VETERANS are 
catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the 
avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after NICHOLAS.  Watch your back!  Give PRIVATE 4 
credit for his courage.  Did you note how he challenged NICHOLAS despite the 36 point 
difference in their rankings?  In the end PRIVATE 4 was beat by NICHOLAS, a "sharp" 
reminder that higher recognition is an indication of greater skill.  Still, it was a 
worthy bout!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ROCANIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a 
turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANKLIN E. SIGLER 4408      17   3  0   115       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIGHT CRAWLER 4355            9   2  0   112       THEM (433)
 NICHOLAS 4422                12   7  1   109       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 SERGEANT 1 4404              16   5  0   107       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 LOVEABLE LARRY 3981          19  14  0    91       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENNA FEYL 4350              19  26  0    89       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345            18  28  1    87       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-MR THUG 3982                 11  15  1    73       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE 4 4420               12   7  1    66       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-LANGOLIER 4356                8   3  1    66       THEM (433)
 SWYTAI 4414                   5   0  0    60       GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWTON PYNE 4431              8   8  1    57       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERGEANT 2 4407              12   8  0    56       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
-FRANCIS THUG 3986             9   9  0    52       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419           5  14  2    41       MEN OF STEEL (131)
-JUAN THUG-A-LOT 3999          8   7  0    36       STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
 SERGEANT 3 4433               8   3  0    34       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOBLIN 4397                   5   5  0    30       THEM (433)
-BUGS 4409                     3   3  0    27       THEM (433)
 HELENA JONES 4466             3   0  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ROO 4445                      3   4  0    25       MEN OF STEEL (131)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           2  16  0    23       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 KASPAR 4475                   0   1  0     1       MEN OF STEEL (131)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4476                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     VEL STEELWIND         608  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two-three.  Can we divorce our teammates?  Me and Helena, that cute little winner.
Maybe if it was just us, we could get a better win/loss, you know?  Plus, we wouldn't
have Denna Feyl all the time hanging around OUR house.  That gets old. -- Newton Pine

Newton Pyne -- Er.  Maybe we shouldn't rush into something like that? -- Helena Jones

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by VEL STEELWIND in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PRIVATE 4 was devastated by NICHOLAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FRANKLIN E. SIGLER viciously subdued FERRIA HOUGH in a 3 minute veteran's Title match.
SERGEANT 1 viciously subdued LOVEABLE LARRY in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
DENNA FEYL devastated PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
JIMMY THE HAND was defeated by SERGEANT 2 in a 1 minute struggle.
NEWTON PYNE savagely defeated SERGEANT 3 in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
SWYTAI handily defeated ROO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HOUSTON FARMER won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute duel.
HELENA JONES vanquished KASPAR 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  17 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  15 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 608 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FRANKLIN E. SIGLER 4408    17   3  0  115 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 1 4404            16   5  0  107 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
TOTAL PARRY      LOVEABLE LARRY 3981        19  14  0   91 STRAIGHT UP THUG (426)
STRIKING ATTACK  SWYTAI 4414                 5   0  0   60 GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
AIMED BLOW       SERGEANT 3 4433             8   3  0   34 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DENNA FEYL 4350.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FRANKLIN E. SIGLER 4408.  The ten other most popular fighters were NEWTON PYNE 
4431, SERGEANT 1 4404, NICHOLAS 4422, SERGEANT 2 4407, SWYTAI 4414, HOUSTON FARMER 
4428, FERRIA HOUGH 4345, DENNA FEYL 4350, SERGEANT 3 4433, and DA1 4476.

The least popular fighter this week was KASPAR 4475.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROO 4445, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, LOVEABLE LARRY 3981, PRIVATE 4 4420, 
HELENA JONES 4466, DA1 4476, SERGEANT 3 4433, DENNA FEYL 4350, FERRIA HOUGH 4345, and 
HOUSTON FARMER 4428.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FRANKLIN E. SIGLER (56-4408) MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)