DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2010    Duedate: 05/27/2010

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FALKYNOR
THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
(60-7182) [7-3-2,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FALKYNOR                       POSITION IS EMPTY
THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)         
(60-7182) [7-3-2,88]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KISMET                         WORLOCK
THE BROTHERHOOD (648)          TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
(60-8752) [7-9-2,55]           (60-8788) [2-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BROTHERHOOD (648)       27
2. THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)      10      THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
3. RED DOG GANG (476)           6      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)   5
5. THE DISCIPLES (650)          0      MORNINGSTAR TREK (302)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    83  58  4 58.9   1/ 3 TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)    8  5 0
 2/ 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  69  61  3 53.1   2/ 2 RED DOG GANG (476)        8  6 0
 3/ 2 TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)    34  34  3 50.0   3/ 4 THE BROTHERHOOD (648)     5  9 1
 4/ 3 THE BROTHERHOOD (648)     38  43  3 46.9   4- 1*THE DISCIPLES (650)       4  1 0
 5- 5*THE DISCIPLES (650)       11  14  0 44.0   5/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)    1  0 0
 6/ 6 RED DOG GANG (476)       449 697  6 39.2   6/ 5 SUPERIOR FORCES 16 (586)  1  0 0
 7- 7 CLNGE (638)               27  45  0 37.5   7- 6 CLNGE (638)               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

     "What the bloody blazes are you trying to do?" bellowed Godric Magnesson.  "The
five of you are going to bankrupt me!"
     Everyone in the main hall fell silent.  The manager of the Brotherhood leveled a
stare that he in turn focused on each and every member of the team.
     "Practice!" the stout dwarf commanded.  "I don't want to hear of you going out
every night drinking and carousing.  You will go to bed early, you will wake early,
you will practice, and you absolutely will start winning."
     "Did you see what I had to go up against?" interrupted Darkmoor, the tall
Lubanese.  "He might as well have been a castle wall."
     "Then you break it down!" shouted Godric.  "When I liberated you from the
Lubanese coast, you said that you would give me your best.  Is what I saw last week
your best?"
     Darkmoor looked away, embarassed. 
     "And you," Godric said, directing his attention now toward Ellestraya.  "I'm not
mad at you.  I feel like the outcome of your fight was mostly my fault.  I should
never have sent you out into the arena with a weapon that you weren't a hundred
percent with yet.  So don't worry.  We will make a great warrior out of you before we
send you back to Fratsfa."
     Ellestraya signed.  The blond Fratsfan still had wanted to do better.
     "But I expect more from the rest of you," he continued.  "There will be no more
late nights or days off until you start bringing in some wins."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 643): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 521): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 633): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 634): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 631): SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 468): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 430): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 416): TOVER DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 532): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 643): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 521): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 633): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 634): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 631): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 430): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 416): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 532): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                                  JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This Noble Assassin is a Bad Person.  I can tell.  Dogs know these things.

                                Bigger and Better
                                    Bully Boy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ARADI this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
THE DISCIPLES is pushed out of top team by TWILIGHT BRIGADE, who came from 3rd with a 
2-3-0 this turn.  And let's see, SAI JIN fought READY EDDIE and gained 12 points and 
contributed to THE BROTHERHOOD's 3-2-0.  DAWNBLADE has lost to KISMET, falling 9 
points, while helping make TWILIGHT BRIGADE a 2-3-0 turn.  PERFECT SNOTLING TV 
challenged for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone RED DOG GANG's 
warrior.  And all eyes were on PERFECT SNOTLING this turn as it ascended to the 
throne of Duelmaster.  ARADI has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blind Cyclops Inn?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the RED DOG 
GANG stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARADI, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided RED DOG GANG stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
SUPERIOR FORCES 1601.  Anyone surprised?   
     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.  Is it really true that ARADI has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ARADI, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALKYNOR 7182                 7   3  2    88       THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BB BULLY BOY 8477            15  20  0    76       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOWFIRE 8758               9   5  0    59       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
 SAI JIN 8762                  8   4  0    59       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IJEOOGI 8528                  6   7  0    56       CLNGE (638)
 KISMET 8752                   7   9  2    55       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
 GARM 8774                     7   1  0    51       RED DOG GANG (476)
 MAXIMILLIAN KI 8748          10   6  1    47       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
 DAWNBLADE 8757                6   8  0    44       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
-FLIK 8653                     3   0  0    36       SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)
 READY EDDIE 8763              7   5  0    34       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSH PUPPY 8771               5   5  0    30       RED DOG GANG (476)
-IICERGS 8524                  5   8  0    29       CLNGE (638)
-SIMONE 8765                   4   1  0    28       THE DISCIPLES (650)
-MOK 8778                      2   0  0    24       THE DISCIPLES (650)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHIQUITA CHIWAWA 8787         2   0  0    23       RED DOG GANG (476)
 CINDER 8772                   4   5  0    21       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
-ENDRU 8779                    2   0  0    18       THE DISCIPLES (650)
-YOSEF 8777                    2   0  0    18       THE DISCIPLES (650)
 WORLOCK 8788                  2   0  0    15       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
 TRAUMA HOUND 8789             2   0  0    14       TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
 DARKMOOR 8776                 2   3  0     9       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
-WILBUR 7242                   1   1  0     6       THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
 ELLESTRAYA 8785               0   2  0     6       THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
-EMIL 7244                     1   1  1     5       THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
-JUDISSA 8766                  0   5  0     5       THE DISCIPLES (650)
-ED 7243                       0   2  0     2       THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ECFOIMS 8643            3  2 0 CLNGE 638            KISMET 8752           492   
LITTLE BIG DOG 8355    18 21 0 RED DOG GANG 476     CLOUDGAZER 7349       490  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Trauma Hound -- The way you beat me hurt my feelings Deep Down. -- Darkmoor

Shadowfire -- That was an excellent fight... right up until you started hitting my
head. -- Sai Jin

Dawnblade -- So, when I retire from the arena, I think I'll become a teacher.  I
think I'm pretty good at it. -- Kismet

Stronghold -- Whatever you're feeding that team of yours, can I have some of it to
feed my team of losers?  Right now I have them taking laps until my practice track
becomes a moat. -- Godric Magnesson

Cinder -- A determined dog will even dig there. -- Garm

Why did the Ruthless Jaywalker come rushing across the street and kick me?  I was't
doing anything. -- Hush Puppy

Maximillian Ki -- I have an idea you shouldn't be taking off that fast?  I mean, I'm
a basher, and I'm going all out, and you aren't and shouldn't be, yet we struggled
for the first blow.  And maybe a heavier weapon, so that if you manage to hit me, you
do some damage?  Not sure, just guessing, but this strikes me. -- Ready Eddie

A Beggar?  Not on MY porch! -- Chiquita Chiwawa

Congratulations to Perfect Snotling, and, you will pardon the sentiment, I hope, good
riddance. -- Spot and the Red Dog Gang

We salute the Aradians who competed in the tourney. -- Spot and the Red Dog Gang

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PERFECT SNOTLING devastated BB BULLY BOY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FALKYNOR demolished SHADOWFIRE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
READY EDDIE was overpowered by SAI JIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
DAWNBLADE was savagely defeated by KISMET in a 3 minute brutal fight.
GARM devastated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MAXIMILLIAN KI defeated HUSH PUPPY in a 2 minute struggle.
CINDER was beaten by CHIQUITA CHIWAWA in a 5 minute master vs. novice upset brawl.
DARKMOOR was unbelievably bested by TRAUMA HOUND in a 3 minute beginner's melee.
ELLESTRAYA lost to WORLOCK in a action packed 2 minute gory beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    29 -  31 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  1      36  |

Turn 494 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         2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FALKYNOR 7182               7   3  2   88 THE WILLBURYS 13 (553)
WALL OF STEEL    SHADOWFIRE 8758             9   5  0   59 TWILIGHT BRIGADE (649)
BASHING ATTACK   GARM 8774                   7   1  0   51 RED DOG GANG (476)
AIMED BLOW       MAXIMILLIAN KI 8748        10   6  1   47 THE BROTHERHOOD (648)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KISMET 8752.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
WORLOCK 8788.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARKMOOR 8776, KISMET 8752, 
FALKYNOR 7182, SAI JIN 8762, MAXIMILLIAN KI 8748, DAWNBLADE 8757, GARM 8774, CINDER 
8772, CHIQUITA CHIWAWA 8787, and BB BULLY BOY 8477.

The least popular fighter this week was ELLESTRAYA 8785.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRAUMA HOUND 8789, SHADOWFIRE 8758, HUSH PUPPY 8771, READY EDDIE 8763, 
BB BULLY BOY 8477, CHIQUITA CHIWAWA 8787, CINDER 8772, GARM 8774, DAWNBLADE 8757, and 
MAXIMILLIAN KI 8748.

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

PERFECT SNOTLING (60-8403) SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (586)