DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2008    Duedate: 01/08/2009

COLLUSION COVE ARENA

DM-60    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENIGMA XXV
DEATH STUDS XII (602)
(60-7871) [9-9-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENIGMA XXV                     POSITION IS EMPTY
DEATH STUDS XII (602)          
(60-7871) [9-9-1,95]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BUSTED NUTS                    RAZOR XXV
HIT ME WITH... (503)           DEATH STUDS XII (602)
(60-7134) [13-31-1,71]         (60-8154) [10-4-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH STUDS XII (602)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH STUDS XII (602)       33
2. CRAZY CREEPS (207)          32NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (642)
3. LUROCIANS T308 (636)        15      Unchartered Team
4. HIT ME WITH... (503)         5
5. SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)   0      OLD MCDONALD (326)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NIHILISTIC ENDEAVO (642)  24  15  0 61.5   1/ 2 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     9  3 0
 2/ 4 CRAZY CREEPS (207)       631 522 25 54.7   2- 1 FUNKY FOLK (565)          8  1 1
 3/ 5 LUROCIANS T308 (636)      42  35  0 54.5   3- 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  4  1 0
 4/ 6 DEATH STUDS XII (602)     51  45  5 53.1   4/ 3 HIT ME WITH... (503)      4  7 0
 5- 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  52  53  3 49.5   5/ 4 NIHILISTIC ENDEAVO (642)  3  1 0
 6- 8 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)   132 139  5 48.7   6/ 6 CRAZY CREEPS (207)        3  7 1
 7/ 9 HIT ME WITH... (503)     106 141  5 42.9   7/ 8 LUROCIANS T308 (636)      2  3 0
 8-10*DRAGON FLIGHT (640)        6   8  0 42.9   8-10 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (579)    1  4 0
 9-11 FUNKY FOLK (565)          90 123 11 42.3   9- 9*PHILANTHROPISTS (594)     0  2 0
10-12*PHILANTHROPISTS (594)      3   5  0 37.5  10-12*DRAGON FLIGHT (640)       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 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in COLLUSION COVE this turn, and 
let's start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as FUNKY FOLK is pushed out of top team by DEATH STUDS XII, who came from 
2nd with a 4-0-0 this turn.  The DEATH STUDS XII guild has had a 4-0-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, SCROOGE MCDUCK fought TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and gained 21 points 
and contributed to CRAZY CREEPS' 2-1-1.  APEP has lost to BLACK WIDOW XLIII, falling 
6 points, while helping make NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR a 1-1-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ENIGMA XXV remains COLLUSION COVE's top 
warrior for another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from 
unimpeachable sources that The Blind Cyclops Inn uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  FUNKY FOLK has cause to stand tall, as they 
were COLLUSION COVE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding FUNKY FOLK more than any other team we find CRAZY CREEPS.  
COLLUSION COVE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports 
fans, take notice that RAZOR XXV from DEATH STUDS XII was COLLUSION COVE's most 
challenged warrior this turn.   
     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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, COLLUSION COVE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in COLLUSION COVE, but never 
good to wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises 
and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENIGMA XXV 7871               9   9  1    95       DEATH STUDS XII (602)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868       13   5  1    93       DEATH STUDS XII (602)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEATH STUD 8211              10   7  1    82       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
 APEP 8615                     8   2  0    81       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (642)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SARDASIA 8512                 7   7  0    81       LUROCIANS T308 (636)
 RAZOR XXV 8154               10   4  0    76       DEATH STUDS XII (602)
-VIKI 8261                     6   2  0    74       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
 BUSTED NUTS 7134             13  31  1    71       HIT ME WITH... (503)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARIUS 8552                  10   5  0    60       LUROCIANS T308 (636)
 SHA'LONDA 8532                7   7  0    60       LUROCIANS T308 (636)
 JOHNNY 8511                   8   8  0    58       LUROCIANS T308 (636)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAMIKA 8513                 10   5  0    55       LUROCIANS T308 (636)
 JORMUNGANDR 8613              6   3  0    54       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (642)
 BLUE ICE 8578                10   9  0    53       HIT ME WITH... (503)
 SHMEGMA 8502                 10  13  1    50       HIT ME WITH... (503)
-GLITTERDOOM 8585              4   3  0    44       DRAGON FLIGHT (640)
-TONTO 8580                    7   7  1    40       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
 MRS. ROBINSON 8573            6   8  2    38       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-TESS TOOBES 8629              5   3  0    37       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-PERFECT SNOTLING 8403         3   2  0    37       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIVA 8642                    4   0  0    33       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (642)
-DAN D'LION 8674               2   0  0    28       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-SUE CHURZ 8673                2   0  0    26       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-ATALAN 7656                   0   4  0    26       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
-THE DECEIVER 8614             4   3  0    25       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (642)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FU LENG 8617                  2   5  0    22       NIHILISTIC ENDEAVOR (642)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 8676           1   1  1    22       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-MERGANDEVIN 8582              1   1  0    21       DRAGON FLIGHT (640)
 FAIRY GODMOTHER 8656          3   3  0    20       CRAZY CREEPS (207)
-DRAVENDER 7655                1   1  0    20       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
-ROBIN STORRS 8672             2   0  0    14       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-ETAN FROCK 7658               1   0  0    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
-BART ENDA 8677                1   0  1    10       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-ICING DEATH 8584              0   1  0     7       DRAGON FLIGHT (640)
-DAGAT 7657                    1   0  0     6       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRI        0  0 0                      SCROOGE MCDUCK 8676   458  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, Manager and Superior Forces 1601, nice pair of Warriors you have there in
Perfect Snotling and Viki.  Nice! -- The Crazy Creeps Scribe

Perfect Snotling?  Hah!  See if I ever help her get ready for the ball! -- Fairy
Godmother

Viki -- An "s" a day keeps ole Tonto away.  Yup. -- The Crazy Creeps Scribe

Razor -- You shaved me clean, you rascal! -- Mrs Robinson

Merry Christmas all. -- Consortiumites everywhere
P.S.  Yes, this includes The FONZ.

This "Be!" was hardly worth the effort of butchering.  Why can't you send us someone
with a little grit? -- Jorge Black Orc

Death Stud the so-called gladiator -- Pathetic. -- a Veteran and Disgruntled
Mercenary

Blue Ice -- Wow, what is that stuff?  Let me sit down, and then bring it closer. -- a
Happy Peasant

Robin Storrs -- And beggars, too, I see.  I hate it when that happens.  I almost had
enough for a jug of wi-- for a good meal. -- one Beggar among many

Dan d'Lion and Sue Churz -- So, you came back and brought a friend, did you?  I
didn't need this stuff, you know. -- an annoyed but still Trustworthy Scribe

Bart Enda -- That was uncalled for.  Butchery if you must, but viciousness was not
necessary. -- Chief Constable

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOHNNY was viciously subdued by RAZOR XXV in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ENIGMA XXV demolished BUSTED NUTS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
APEP lost to BLACK WIDOW XLIII in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
DEATH STUD overpowered NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JORMUNGANDR bested MRS. ROBINSON in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
SHA'LONDA overpowered SHMEGMA in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BLUE ICE devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FAIRY GODMOTHER handily defeated FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SCROOGE MCDUCK slaughtered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  41 -  4      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  15 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  50 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 458 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868     13   5  1   93 DEATH STUDS XII (602)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEATH STUD 8211            10   7  1   82 DEATH STUDS XII (602)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUE ICE 8578              10   9  0   53 HIT ME WITH... (503)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is BUSTED NUTS 7134.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RAZOR XXV 8154.  The ten other most popular fighters were APEP 8615, ENIGMA 
XXV 7871, JORMUNGANDR 8613, JOHNNY 8511, BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868, DEATH STUD 8211, 
SHA'LONDA 8532, BLUE ICE 8578, SCROOGE MCDUCK 8676, and MRS. ROBINSON 8573.

The least popular fighter this week was SHMEGMA 8502.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUSTED NUTS 7134, FAIRY GODMOTHER 8656, MRS. ROBINSON 8573, SCROOGE 
MCDUCK 8676, BLUE ICE 8578, SHA'LONDA 8532, DEATH STUD 8211, BLACK WIDOW XLIII 7868, 
JOHNNY 8511, and JORMUNGANDR 8613.