DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2009    Duedate: 01/07/2010

COLLUSION COVE ARENA

DM-60    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLUMMAX
RED DOG GANG (476)
(60-8193) [16-25-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PERFECT SNOTLING               NIGHTWIND
SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)     TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
(60-8403) [8-3-0,112]          (60-8761) [4-0-2,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITTLE BIG DOG                 KISMET
RED DOG GANG (476)             THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
(60-8355) [17-16-0,67]         (60-8752) [4-3-1,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BROTHERHOOD (648)       31
2. RED DOG GANG (476)          30      PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
3. TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)      15      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)   1
5. FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)      0      TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)    13   7  3 65.0   1/ 1*TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)    8  7 2
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (594)     15  12  0 55.6   2/ 3*THE BROTHERHOOD (648)     8  7 1
 3- 3 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   58  49  9 54.2   3/ 2 RED DOG GANG (476)        8  7 0
 4/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  63  58  3 52.1   4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (594)     5  1 0
 5/ 4*THE BROTHERHOOD (648)     19  18  2 51.4   5- 5 FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)   2  5 0
 6/ 5 RED DOG GANG (476)       424 674  6 38.6   6/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  1  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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It wasn't a big deal, you know?  I was just sniffing around.  Well, I'm a dog,
that's what I do.  And I ran across this "Peach Fuzz," and it got up my nose, and I
sneezed.  Blew the little pup clear across the room.  Kinda funny, I hadn't noticed
before how cute she is.  Must be her season.  I can't talk longer, because I need to
check on that.

                                      Flummax

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome COLLUSION COVE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with 
DAWNBLADE?  He actually beat THE BROTHERHOOD's MAXIMILLIAN KI, and walked away with 
20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at TWILIGHT BRIGADE.  SHADOWFIRE lost 8 
points to KISMET.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SHADOWFIRE will provide more 
easy wins...  Try as he might, VIKI wasn't good enough at persuading FLUMMAX to step 
down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, READY EDDIE!  Don't 
make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Maybe TWILIGHT BRIGADE's 
SHIVERSHREIK is one of those guys who likes pain, or something.  That's what he'll 
get next week, after challenging up 31 to ATALAN.  Who knows what was running through 
SHIVERSHREIK's head, but ATALAN rearranged it for him.  How soon will SHIVERSHREIK 
make a challenge like that again?   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
COLLUSION COVE is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I 
don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUMMAX 8193                 16  25  0   108       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERFECT SNOTLING 8403         8   3  0   112       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAVENDER 7655                7   3  0    84       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
 VIKI 8261                     9   4  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
-PEACH FUZZ 8095              14  10  1    72       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
-PLUM 8094                    11   9  2    72       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
 ATALAN 7656                   6   6  0    70       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE BIG DOG 8355          17  16  0    67       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWIG 8096                    11  11  2    64       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)
-COCO NUTS 8163                5   1  0    64       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTWIND 8761                4   0  2    52       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
 BB BULLY BOY 8477            10  15  0    45       RED DOG GANG (476)
 KISMET 8752                   4   3  1    41       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
 AHKEEM 8754                   4   2  0    39       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
-FLIK 8653                     3   0  0    36       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHIVERSHREIK 8759             3   1  1    33       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
 ESTRAYA 8747                  4   3  0    28       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
 SHADOWFIRE 8758               3   1  0    25       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
 DAWNBLADE 8757                2   2  0    25       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
 READY EDDIE 8763              2   0  0    25       RED DOG GANG (476)
-SQUEEZE THE LEMONS 8569       6   4  0    24       FRUIT OF THE LOOM (615)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMILLIAN KI 8748           4   3  1    18       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
 SAI JIN 8762                  2   1  0    17       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
-ETAN FROCK 7658               1   0  0    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
 DUSKBORN 8760                 1   3  0     6       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DONOLD DOG 8719         5  8 1 RED DOG GANG 476     KISMET 8752           482   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nightwind -- Huh, I knew there was a reason I didn't like to go hunting at night.
That darned wind.  Messes up the scent and makes too much noise. -- BB Bully Boy
P.S.  And it blows my ears inside out.

Plum -- You were doing something suspicious, so of course I bit you.  No, I don't
know WHAT you were doing, some human thing, but I know "suspicious" when I sniff it.
Besides, you're an elf, you all smell a little off anyway. -- Lassie

Dravender -- Oh, sure, make a big deal out of being taller than me.  That doesn't
MEAN anything, you know. -- Little Big Dog

Sai Jin -- Oh, cool!  A win, just what I wanted to start out with. -- Ready Eddie

Low/low?  How can they say that about me?  I'm NOT a low dog, I'm a star! -- Lassie

Kismet -- It happens.  We know that all who live, die, sooner or later, and those who
live in the arena usually die sooner. -- Spot, Red Dog Gang

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHIVERSHREIK was devastated by ATALAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NIGHTWIND won victory over BB BULLY BOY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SHADOWFIRE was savagely defeated by KISMET in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
DUSKBORN was overpowered by READY EDDIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DAWNBLADE devastated MAXIMILLIAN KI in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
FLUMMAX devastated VIKI in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
PERFECT SNOTLING handily defeated DRAVENDER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LASSIE slimly won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute expert's duel.
LITTLE BIG DOG defeated AHKEEM in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
ESTRAYA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute uneven match.
SAI JIN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   5 -  2      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  24 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -  18 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 484 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       3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PERFECT SNOTLING 8403       8   3  0  112 SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
STRIKING ATTACK  DRAVENDER 7655              7   3  0   84 PHILANTHROPISTS (594)
BASHING ATTACK   LITTLE BIG DOG 8355        17  16  0   67 RED DOG GANG (476)
LUNGING ATTACK   NIGHTWIND 8761              4   0  2   52 TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
PARRY-STRIKE     KISMET 8752                 4   3  1   41 THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LITTLE BIG DOG 8355.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KISMET 8752.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLE BIG DOG 8355, 
ATALAN 7656, SHADOWFIRE 8758, READY EDDIE 8763, DAWNBLADE 8757, FLUMMAX 8193, PERFECT 
SNOTLING 8403, AHKEEM 8754, SAI JIN 8762, and NIGHTWIND 8761.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAVENDER 7655.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAXIMILLIAN KI 8748, DUSKBORN 8760, BB BULLY BOY 8477, SHIVERSHREIK 
8759, ESTRAYA 8747, VIKI 8261, NIGHTWIND 8761, SAI JIN 8762, AHKEEM 8754, and PERFECT 
SNOTLING 8403.

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

LASSIE (60-8194) RED DOG GANG (476)