DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2014    Duedate: 06/18/2014

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-613

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NICHOLAS
MEN OF STEEL (131)
(56-4422) [15-9-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NICHOLAS                       DRIVEN 4 FROG
MEN OF STEEL (131)             BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)
(56-4422) [15-9-1,101]         (56-4393) [4-0-1,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAKE BITE                     NEWTON PYNE
SERPENTS' HOLD (450)           MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
(56-4343) [12-10-0,67]         (56-4431) [10-11-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEN OF STEEL (131)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS' HOLD (450)        60
2. MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)         38      MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
3. CLONE WARS (462)            27      Unchartered Team
4. MEN OF STEEL (131)          18
5. BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)    15      SATAN'S BLADES (460)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SATAN'S BLADES (460)       3   0  0  100   1/ 3 MEN OF STEEL (131)        8  8 0
 2/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  80  37  5 68.4   2/ 2 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      7  5 1
 3- 4 THEM (433)               135 128 10 51.3   3/ 1 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)  5  4 1
 4/ 5 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)      53  53  2 50.0   4/ 4*BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)  3  0 1
 5/ 9*BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)   4   4  1 50.0   5/ 6*SATAN'S BLADES (460)      3  0 0
 6- 6*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)     3   3  0 50.0   6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)       3 12 0
 7/ 0*CLONE WARS (462)           1   1  0 50.0   7- 8*FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)    1  1 0
 8/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)      367 399  7 47.9   8/ 0*CLONE WARS (462)          1  1 0
 9/ 8 MEN OF STEEL (131)       231 273 30 45.8   9- 9 THEM (433)                1  4 0
10-10*COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)    0  10  0  0.0  10-10*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 749): EXPENDABLE YOUTH of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 751): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 733): LAME OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 745): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 747): AARON of AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 739): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 740): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 737): ZOT of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 640): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 733): APOCALYPSE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 730): SSSINK! Of F/X (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 722): MAYNERD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 681): 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 612): RATTLER of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 597): CLARENCE G. CRAFT of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 579): SYBO of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 574): STAR RUBY of TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 538): KNOS THE AXE of BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 529): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 521): SILVER SLIM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 638): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 749): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 751): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 732): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 745): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 747): PANDORA'S CARDS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 739): QUEENSRYCHE (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 740): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 372): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 737): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 370): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 733): OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 730): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 722): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 681): 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 612): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 597): DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 579): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 574): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 277): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 535): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 529): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 521): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 637): BEERBARIANS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 751): INCREDIBLE HULK of FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr>)
               (turn 750): AMMONIUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           JOY OF LOSING of WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 744): SILVAMERE of BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 737): 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  43 VEASTIAN (turn 681): SHADOW FROGGY of BATTLE FROGS 12-15 (Grimm, mgr.)
                 (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 611): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 574): DRIVING A ROLLS of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                         (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ROCANIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  MEN OF STEEL now holds 
the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the 
laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  RATTLER did not fight this week so its title 
was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the MEN OF STEEL stable, as their warrior, 
NICHOLAS, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect 
the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that SATAN'S BLADES was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of SATAN'S BLADES' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your 
rasberries, cause MEN OF STEEL beats feet every time SATAN'S BLADES smiles at them.  
Try farming, eh?  And who is this NEWTON PYNE you ask, with 66 points and a 10-11-1 
record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 had better 
have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he lost.  I 
thought SERGEANT 3 showed great skill and promise when he was defeated by NEWTON 
PYNE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  WORM defied all odds and slew 
ROKORI KLEE in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as ROKORI 
KLEE's meat is notoriously tough.  Carrion Bird Cinematic Humor:  ROO II:  THE 
REMATCH.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very 
important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ROCANIS giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICHOLAS 4422                15   9  1   101       MEN OF STEEL (131)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RATTLER 4336                  8   4  0   109       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FERRIA HOUGH 4345            19  32  1    90       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-NIGHT CRAWLER 4355           10   3  0    90       THEM (433)
 KRAIT 4344                   13   9  0    88       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 SERGEANT 2 4407              16   9  0    80       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE BITE 4343              12  10  0    67       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEWTON PYNE 4431             10  11  1    66       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMMY THE HAND 4419           7  17  2    55       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 DRIVEN 4 FROG 4393            4   0  1    50       BATTLE FROGS 02-13 (454)
 THE SCYTHE 4456               3   0  0    42       SATAN'S BLADES (460)
 SERGEANT 3 4433              11   5  0    39       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORM 4496                     1   0  1    33       SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
 HOUSTON FARMER 4428           3  20  0    29       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GHOST 4448                    1   0  0    21       THEM (433)
 MACROS THE BLACK 4492         2   0  0    20       MEN OF STEEL (131)
 JOCASTA NU 4470               1   0  0    19       CLONE WARS (462)
-LOVING IT 4440                2   0  0    18       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
 HELENA JONES 4466             3   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
 ELIN GALLIO 4491              1   2  0    14       MIDDLE WAY 20 (435)
-WASSUP 4437                   1   0  0    13       FAVORITE SAYINGS (459)
-TONKA 3920                    0   2  0     6       COWBOYS FROM HELL (349)
 SERGEANT 5 4490               1   1  1     5       MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
REXI CHUCHI 4474        0  1 0 CLONE WARS 462       TABAR THE KNIFE       613  NONE
ROKORI KLEE             0  0 0 DARK ARENA           WORM 4496             613  NONE
DA1 4510                0  1 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     NAIRON                613  NONE
KASPAR 4475             1  4 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     SERGEANT 5 4490       612   
ROO 4445                5  7 0 MEN OF STEEL 131     DRIVEN 4 FROG 4393    613   
SEE YA 4506             0  1 0 SERPENTS' HOLD 450   HAKKON TAIN           613  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, no!  Six dead in duels today, the city will probably perish!

     Let it perish.  I'm going to Alaska.

An oh-fer turn.  We can't even bear to think about it, much less talk about it. --
Ferria Hough

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

REXI CHUCHI was dealt death by TABAR THE KNIFE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was butchered by HAKKON TAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was murdered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
WORM savagely slew ROKORI KLEE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
THE SCYTHE devastated HOUSTON FARMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SERGEANT 3 was overpowered by NEWTON PYNE in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DRIVEN 4 FROG assassinated ROO in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge struggle.
MACROS THE BLACK viciously subdued HELENA JONES in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
NICHOLAS vanquished PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
FERRIA HOUGH was overpowered by KRAIT in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
SERGEANT 2 savagely defeated SNAKE BITE in a popular 1 minute gory expert's match.
JIMMY THE HAND subdued RIRORNI SOLDIERS in a 2 minute match.
SERGEANT 5 was devastated by JOCASTA NU in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ELIN GALLIO subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 3 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -   8 -  3      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  18 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  17 -  0      19  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 613 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NICHOLAS 4422              15   9  1  101 MEN OF STEEL (131)
AIMED BLOW       KRAIT 4344                 13   9  0   88 SERPENTS' HOLD (450)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERGEANT 2 4407            16   9  0   80 MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (456)
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 NEWTON PYNE 4431.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACROS THE BLACK 
4492, ELIN GALLIO 4491, WORM 4496, THE SCYTHE 4456, HELENA JONES 4466, KRAIT 4344, 
SERGEANT 2 4407, JIMMY THE HAND 4419, SERGEANT 3 4433, and DRIVEN 4 FROG 4393.

The least popular fighter this week was SERGEANT 5 4490.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FERRIA HOUGH 4345, HOUSTON FARMER 4428, DA1 4510, SEE YA 4506, REXI 
CHUCHI 4474, SNAKE BITE 4343, NICHOLAS 4422, ROO 4445, JOCASTA NU 4470, and DRIVEN 4 
FROG 4393.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                      STARGRITS (28-3714) UGLY URBAN ORCS  (425) 
                        CAUSEY (65-5881) THE CAUSEY WAY  (659) 
                 FLYING HELLFISH (82-7132) CARNIVAL OF CHAOS  (1019) 
                     WARRIOR 1 (82-22691) TOURNEY TEAM II  (3620) 
                       CRAZY 69 (84-11518) CRAZY 88 20  (2091) 
                          ANGRY (84-11693) WORDS IX  (2126) 
                  SUBTERFUGE (84-38420) COLLUSION UNLIMITED  (6707) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes