DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/22/2014    Duedate: 06/04/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RATTLER
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
(56-4336) [8-4-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RATTLER                        DRIVEN 4 FROG
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)
(56-4336) [8-4-0,109]          (56-4393) [3-0-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAKE BITE                     RATTLER
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
(56-4343) [12-9-0,69]          (56-4336) [8-4-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEN OF STEEL (131)          31
2. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        27      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. SATAN'S BLADES (460)        17      Unchartered Team
4. COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)     13
5. MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)    10      SATAN'S BLADES (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)    7   0  0  100   1/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  7  3 2
 2/ 2*SATAN'S BLADES (460)       2   0  0  100   2/ 6 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      5  3 0
 3/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  79  35  5 69.3   3/ 2 MEN OF STEEL (131)        5 10 0
 4- 4 THEM (433)               135 128 10 51.3   4/ 7*BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)  3  4 0
 5/ 5 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      51  51  1 50.0   5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       3 12 0
 6/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)     3   3  0 50.0   6/ 8*SATAN'S BLADES (460)      2  0 0
 7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      365 396  7 48.0   7- 5*GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)   1  0 0
 8/ 7 MEN OF STEEL (131)       228 271 30 45.7   8/ 0*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)    1  1 0
 9/ 8*BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)   3   4  0 42.9   9- 3 THEM (433)                1  4 0
10/ 9*COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)    0  10  0  0.0  10/ 9*COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)   0  5 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 748): EXPENDABLE YOUTH of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 731): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): GOLDEN FLASH of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 738): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 739): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 736): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): SSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): MAYNERD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 573): DRIVING A ROLLS of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                         (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 537): KNOS THE AXE of BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RAGE of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 520): SILVER SLIM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 637): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 748): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 731): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 746): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 738): QUEENSRYCHE (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 739): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 371): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 736): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 369): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 729): DUELMASTERS BUFFET (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 721): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 328): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 611): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 596): THE ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 578): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 573): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 276): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 534): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 528): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 636): BEERBARIANS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 750): AMMONIUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 749): ARIGNOTE of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           NELLI POLITANA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SILVAMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 745): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 737): LIMB BIZKIT of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 738): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 639): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 732): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 720): NO TURN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 680): LYRICAL DRUGGIST of ORL 2013K (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 347): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 341): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               CHICKEN A LA KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 610): SERGEANT 1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 526): IRON HANDED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 519): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at THEM's 
guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 9th.  Dark 
Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness 
how this week SERPENTS' HOLD went 3-0-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  NICHOLAS 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
SERGEANT 2 and was awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, NICHOLAS put down SERGEANT 2, causing him to lose 18 points of 
recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All 
hail RATTLER, Duelmaster of ROCANIS!  Would you believe that over half of the old 
women in ROCANIS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ROCANIS "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  MEN OF STEEL is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of SATAN'S BLADES are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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 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                  
 RATTLER 4336                  8   4  0   109       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SWYTAI 4414                   7   0  0   104       GRIZZLED VETERANS (457)
 NICHOLAS 4422                14   9  1    96       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIGHT CRAWLER 4355           10   3  0    90       THEM (433)
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345            19  31  1    89       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 SERGEANT 2 4407              15   9  0    73       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE BITE 4343              12   9  0    69       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAIT 4344                   12   9  0    64       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 SERGEANT 3 4433              11   4  0    57       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419           6  17  2    48       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 NEWTON PYNE 4431              9  11  1    42       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ROO 4445                      5   6  0    36       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 DRIVEN 4 FROG 4393            3   0  0    35       BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SCYTHE 4456               2   0  0    32       SATAN'S BLADES (460)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           3  19  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GHOST 4448                    1   0  0    21       THEM (433)
 LOVING IT 4440                2   0  0    18       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 SERGEANT 5 4490               1   0  1    15       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
 HELENA JONES 4466             3   4  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-WASSUP 4437                   1   0  0    13       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492         1   0  0     9       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 TONKA 3920                    0   2  0     6       COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)
 ELIN GALLIO 4491              0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLINT BEASTWOOD 3922    0  1 0 COWBOYS FROM HEL 349 NAIRON                612  NONE
NASTY NATE 3921         0  1 0 COWBOYS FROM HEL 349 TABAR THE KNIFE       612  NONE
SCREWBALL 3919          0  1 0 COWBOYS FROM HEL 349 ROKORI KLEE           612  NONE
WEAK LINK 4439          0  1 0 FAVORITE SAYINGS 459 LADRO KHAN            612  NONE
DA 4495                 0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     ARENAMASTER AMEL      612  NONE
KASPAR 4475             1  4 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     SERGEANT 5 4490       612   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

We salute the tourney participants, with special nods for Rattler and The Scythe,
tourney victors. -- Jorja and company again

Oh, cheese LOUISE.  One-four, with the win being mine, over Night Crawler (a creepy
guy).  Helena even lost to a STANDBY. -- Ferria Hough

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WEAK LINK was butchered by LADRO KHAN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DA was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
NASTY NATE was easily killed by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SCREWBALL was slaughtered by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CLINT BEASTWOOD was butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
FERRIA HOUGH was overpowered by RATTLER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Title match.
SERGEANT 2 was vanquished by NICHOLAS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SNAKE BITE overpowered NEWTON PYNE in a popular 1 minute gruesome mismatched brawl.
KRAIT vanquished ROO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JIMMY THE HAND lost to SERGEANT 3 in a 2 minute fight.
DRIVEN 4 FROG won victory over HELENA JONES in a 2 minute duel.
HOUSTON FARMER was overpowered by THE SCYTHE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
LOVING IT beat ELIN GALLIO in a 2 minute fight.
KASPAR was murdered by SERGEANT 5 in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TONKA was overcome by MACROS THE BLACK in a exciting 1 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -   8 -  1      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  20 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  18 -  0      18  |

Turn 612 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RATTLER 4336                8   4  0  109 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
SLASHING ATTACK  NICHOLAS 4422              14   9  1   96 MEN OF STEEL (131)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 2 4407            15   9  0   73 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
AIMED BLOW       KRAIT 4344                 12   9  0   64 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAKE BITE 4343.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RATTLER 4336.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRIVEN 4 FROG 4393, 
LOVING IT 4440, MACROS THE BLACK 4492, SNAKE BITE 4343, HELENA JONES 4466, THE SCYTHE 
4456, NICHOLAS 4422, KRAIT 4344, SERGEANT 3 4433, and TONKA 3920.

The least popular fighter this week was KASPAR 4475.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOUSTON FARMER 4428, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, ROO 4445, SERGEANT 2 4407, 
FERRIA HOUGH 4345, CLINT BEASTWOOD 3922, SCREWBALL 3919, NASTY NATE 3921, DA 4495, 
and WEAK LINK 4439.

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

BACKLASH (56-4323) SERPENTS' HOLD (450)