DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2011    Duedate: 01/05/2012

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-534

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TICK ... TOCK
UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-511) [17-5-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TICK ... TOCK                  NORTHSTAR
UNNAMEABLES (91)               ALPHA FLIGHT (643)
(60-511) [17-5-0,101]          (60-8634) [2-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLIPPERS                       SLIPPERS
RED DOG GANG (476)             RED DOG GANG (476)
(60-8841) [15-12-1,86]         (60-8841) [15-12-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RED DOG GANG (476)          33
2. UNNAMEABLES (91)            20      SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
3. ALPHA FLIGHT (643)           8      Unchartered Team
4. SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)     5
5. MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)          4      ALPHA FLIGHT (643)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)  18   6  0 75.0   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (476)        8  6 0
 2/ 1 UNNAMEABLES (91)          48  35  2 57.8   2/ 3 UNNAMEABLES (91)          7  5 0
 3/ 2 VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)   22  22  1 50.0   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)       3  5 0
 4/ 0*ALPHA FLIGHT (643)         3   3  0 50.0   4/ 6 VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)   2  2 0
 5/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)       50  55  2 47.6   5- 5 CLNGE (638)               1  0 0
 6/ 4 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591) 140 197 11 41.5   6/ 0*ALPHA FLIGHT (643)        1  0 0
 7/ 5 RED DOG GANG (476)       551 792  9 41.0   7/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)  1  1 0
 8- 6 CLNGE (638)               28  45  0 38.4   8/ 4 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  1  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 685): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 685): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARADI!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS a 0-2-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  
What's with SLIPPERS?  He actually beat ARADI's KHALHUMS DWARF, and walked away with 
15 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at ALPHA FLIGHT while they watched 
NORTHSTAR clobber MIMIC.  He lost 5 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  I'm sure ARADI is excited about TICK ... TOCK, the new Duelmaster from 
UNNAMEABLES.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ARADI is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TICK ... TOCK 511            17   5  0   101       UNNAMEABLES (91)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIPPERS 8841                15  12  1    86       RED DOG GANG (476)
-EVENING STAR 8819             7   0  0    80       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
 MYSTIQUE 7932                 7   3  1    71       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
 TOCK .. TICK 512             10   6  0    70       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 KOTTER 8843                  14  10  0    69       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANS GRUBER 7931              7   2  0    63       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
 CHOPPED RABBIT 1362           7   1  0    61       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 BALKO DUNN 8856              12  18  0    59       MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IJEOOGI 8528                  6   7  0    56       CLNGE (638)
 TWIDDLE 8823                  6   0  0    56       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
 ELIN GISSORS 8852            13  13  1    55       MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)
 ANON 6631                     6   4  0    55       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 HOFFA 8802                    7  27  1    49       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)
 FENWRIST 8844                12  10  1    47       RED DOG GANG (476)
 DIGGITY DOG 8872              9   7  0    44       RED DOG GANG (476)
-PREEIRA 8833                  3   2  0    43       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED WINTER 8304               3   2  0    34       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 Q MARK 8880                   3   4  0    33       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-IICERGS 8524                  5   8  0    29       CLNGE (638)
 DARKBLADE 8827                2   4  0    28       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
 NORTHSTAR 8634                2   0  0    28       ALPHA FLIGHT (643)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DOG 8882                  2   0  0    19       RED DOG GANG (476)
 MIMIC 8499                    2   1  0    16       VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
-BRITTNEY GRINER 8786          1   0  0    15       CLNGE (638)
-SASQUATCH 8635                1   1  0    10       ALPHA FLIGHT (643)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Potoato Bug.  We're glad to see him go, too. -- Spot and the
Red Dog Gang

The Veteran Mercenary wouldn't play with us! -- Kotter and Slippers

Chopped Rabbit -- With CHILE?  Arkh!  Water, water! -- Diggity Dog

Q Mark -- What?  I thought that mark was "dig here." -- Fenwrist

He was Friendly, he said so.  I thought he wanted to play. -- Big Dog

The Virginal Gigolo was frankly disgusting.  The things he said! -- Chilman Else
P.S.  I suppose that could be due to him being Karragit.  They aren't human, after
all.

Tock .. Tick -- Damn, I wasn't expecting you to come from that direction. -- Balko
Dunn

What did I ever do to the Ambitious Guard to deserve that savagery? -- Elin Gissors

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POTATO BUG was bested by TICK ... TOCK in a 5 minute master's Title fight.
TOCK .. TICK won victory over BALKO DUNN in a exciting 1 minute expert's battle.
SLIPPERS savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's duel.
HANS GRUBER savagely defeated HOFFA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
MYSTIQUE defeated ANON in a 2 minute struggle.
KOTTER overpowered RED WINTER in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
TWIDDLE defeated Q MARK in a action packed 2 minute gruesome melee.
CHOPPED RABBIT won victory over FENWRIST in a 2 minute duel.
DIGGITY DOG narrowly defeated DARKBLADE in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
ELIN GISSORS defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a action packed 1 minute match.
NORTHSTAR beat MIMIC in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
BIG DOG devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 534 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TICK ... TOCK 511          17   5  0  101 UNNAMEABLES (91)
STRIKING ATTACK  SLIPPERS 8841              15  12  1   86 RED DOG GANG (476)
WALL OF STEEL    MYSTIQUE 7932               7   3  1   71 VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
PARRY-STRIKE     KOTTER 8843                14  10  0   69 RED DOG GANG (476)
LUNGING ATTACK   HANS GRUBER 7931            7   2  0   63 VILLAINOUS LEGION (605)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHOPPED RABBIT 1362         7   1  0   61 UNNAMEABLES (91)
AIMED BLOW       TWIDDLE 8823                6   0  0   56 SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FENWRIST 8844              12  10  1   47 RED DOG GANG (476)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SLIPPERS 8841.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SLIPPERS 8841.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARKBLADE 8827, HANS 
GRUBER 7931, ANON 6631, KOTTER 8843, TWIDDLE 8823, Q MARK 8880, CHOPPED RABBIT 1362, 
DIGGITY DOG 8872, ELIN GISSORS 8852, and BALKO DUNN 8856.

The least popular fighter this week was HOFFA 8802.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TICK ... TOCK 511, BIG DOG 8882, MIMIC 8499, FENWRIST 8844, TOCK .. 
TICK 512, NORTHSTAR 8634, RED WINTER 8304, MYSTIQUE 7932, BALKO DUNN 8856, and ELIN 
GISSORS 8852.

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

POTATO BUG (60-8799) BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI