DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2012    Duedate: 03/01/2012

ARADI ARENA

DM-60    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EVENING STAR
SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
(60-8819) [8-0-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EVENING STAR                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)       
(60-8819) [8-0-0,96]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SLIPPERS                       ANON
RED DOG GANG (476)             UNNAMEABLES (91)
(60-8841) [17-14-1,85]         (60-6631) [7-7-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED DOG GANG (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)    37
2. MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)         14      SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
3. BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)   10      Unchartered Team
4. UNNAMEABLES (91)             2
5. RED DOG GANG (476)           1       (-1)

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)  19  10  0 65.5   1/ 1 RED DOG GANG (476)        9  6 1
 2/ 1 UNNAMEABLES (91)          53  42  2 55.8   2/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)       3  3 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)       54  59  2 47.8   3/ 2 UNNAMEABLES (91)          3  4 0
 4/ 4 RED DOG GANG (476)       564 799 10 41.4   4/ 5 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591)  1  2 0
 5/ 5 BUGS, SLUGS & THUG (591) 141 200 11 41.3   5/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)  1  4 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 689): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 637): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 689): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 537): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): SICK PUPPY of ARADI'S DEAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Khalhums Dwarf had BOOTS!  I love boots, they're so good for the teeth and
gums.  EXCEPT when they're lined with steel.  That really annoyed me.

                                     Slippers

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ARADI!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for SILVERTHORN?  
SUPERIOR FORCES 60's proud of him after beating FRIENDLY CONSTABLE and getting 29 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  Q MARK got smashed by HOFFA, and lost 10 
points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome EVENING STAR.  Aren't SUPERIOR FORCES 60 proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  JESSIE'S SPIES was the most avoided team.  Is a 27-30-0 record 
really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why SUPERIOR FORCES 60's been 
avoiding JESSIE'S SPIES so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVENING STAR 8819             8   0  0    96       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TICK ... TOCK 511            17   6  0    91       UNNAMEABLES (91)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIPPERS 8841                17  14  1    85       RED DOG GANG (476)
 CHOPPED RABBIT 1362           9   1  0    78       UNNAMEABLES (91)
-TOCK .. TICK 512             11   6  0    73       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 ELIN GISSORS 8852            16  14  1    71       MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)
 KOTTER 8843                  16  12  0    67       RED DOG GANG (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALKO DUNN 8856              13  21  0    64       MIDDLE WAY 25 (656)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENWRIST 8844                15  11  1    63       RED DOG GANG (476)
 HOFFA 8802                    8  30  1    62       BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (591)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANON 6631                     7   7  0    55       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 TWIDDLE 8823                  6   1  0    54       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
 DIGGITY DOG 8872             12   8  1    45       RED DOG GANG (476)
 Q MARK 8880                   4   7  0    41       UNNAMEABLES (91)
 PREEIRA 8833                  3   3  0    37       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG DOG 8882                  5   1  0    31       RED DOG GANG (476)
 SILVERTHORN 8840              0   1  0    29       SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARKBLADE 8827          2  5 0 SUPERIOR FORCES  654 DIGGITY DOG 8872      538   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, I couldn't help it, the Kung-Fu Master kicked me.  I wasn't ready for that.  I
didn't have a chance to get set and bite him on the foot.  It was an accident, and I
was NOT a Bad Dog. -- Kotter

Yeah, there's a lot of this kicking going around!  The Ruthless Jaywalker did it,
too.  Right out in the middle of the street. -- Fenwrist

The Honest Merchant offered me a bone.  How was I to know he put some weird stuff on
it?  The bone smelled alright. -- Diggity Dog

The Friendly Constable--friendly, HA!  He had a leash and a muzzle!  So I bit him
where it would do the most good. -- Big Dog

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLIPPERS was bested by EVENING STAR in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
KOTTER lost to CHOPPED RABBIT in a 3 minute battle.
ANON was overcome by FENWRIST in a popular 3 minute match.
ELIN GISSORS won victory over TWIDDLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
BALKO DUNN overpowered PREEIRA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
Q MARK was devastated by HOFFA in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DIGGITY DOG narrowly killed DARKBLADE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
BIG DOG devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SILVERTHORN lost to FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner upset duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  18 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  16 -  0      30  |

Turn 538 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  5         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       EVENING STAR 8819           8   0  0   96 SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (654)
STRIKING ATTACK  SLIPPERS 8841              17  14  1   85 RED DOG GANG (476)
PARRY-LUNGE      CHOPPED RABBIT 1362         9   1  0   78 UNNAMEABLES (91)
PARRY-STRIKE     KOTTER 8843                16  12  0   67 RED DOG GANG (476)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FENWRIST 8844              15  11  1   63 RED DOG GANG (476)
TOTAL PARRY      DIGGITY DOG 8872           12   8  1   45 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 ANON 6631.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOTTER 8843, DARKBLADE 8827, 
CHOPPED RABBIT 1362, FENWRIST 8844, BIG DOG 8882, ELIN GISSORS 8852, DIGGITY DOG 
8872, EVENING STAR 8819, BALKO DUNN 8856, and SLIPPERS 8841.

The least popular fighter this week was Q MARK 8880.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PREEIRA 8833, SILVERTHORN 8840, HOFFA 8802, TWIDDLE 8823, SLIPPERS 
8841, BALKO DUNN 8856, EVENING STAR 8819, DIGGITY DOG 8872, ELIN GISSORS 8852, and 
BIG DOG 8882.

               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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes