DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2007    Duedate: 12/13/2007

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-421

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CIRSIUM VULGARE
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
(61-3451) [9-2-2,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CIRSIUM VULGARE                POSITION IS EMPTY
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          
(61-3451) [9-2-2,106]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PARLEN QUIR                    PARLEN QUIR
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3437) [15-13-1,78]         (61-3437) [15-13-1,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)       28
2. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         16      MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
3. BLACK PEARL (330)           -2      Unchartered Team

                                       HEAVY METAL HEROS (158)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       77  62  2 55.4   1/ 2 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     8  7 4
 2/ 2 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    171 146 32 53.9   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       8  7 0
 3/ 0 BLACK PEARL (330)         66  76  6 46.5   3/ 0 BLACK PEARL (330)         3  2 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 581): BLU JON of BLU MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 581): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 575): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 577): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 561): PEEP of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 552): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 256): SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 442): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 429): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 420): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 374): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 581): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 581): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 575): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 577): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 561): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 552): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 442): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 429): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 420): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 374): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 580): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 576): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 441): MEABEER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I am Duelmaster.  But it came at a high price.  Roekfort Sim didn't want to
give it up!  I had to beat him to a bloody pulp.  So sad.

So here I am, your new Duelmaster.  I might be here awhile.  I'm not ready to
graduate.  Still have a few things to get done.

Cirsium Vulgar
Servant of Kjarran
Blade And Blood

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JURINE this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
MIDDLE WAY 16 is pushed out of top team by BLADE AND BLOOD, who came from 2nd with a 
3-2-0 this turn.  BLADEDANCER has lost to LADY THORNE, falling 9 points, while 
helping make BLACK PEARL a 3-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and CIRSIUM VULGARE remains JURINE's top warrior for another turn.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was MIDDLE WAY 16's warrior PARLEN QUIR.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, SUBU EL KEER from BLADE AND BLOOD 
challenged up 21 points to fight CHAM DUGAN from the MIDDLE WAY 16 stable.  SUBU EL 
KEER perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he bested CHAM DUGAN and ended up with 
21 recognition points.   
     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.  MISTREAVER II has departed JURINE, 
leaving BLACK PEARL without their 5-3-1 warrior.  Question, just what was his team 
doing at the taverns last night?  Is it really true that JURINE has more dishwashers 
per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JURINE and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JURINE again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451          9   2  2   106       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARLEN QUIR 3437             15  13  1    78       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKAI ABADOS 3361            15  16  4    65       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEKIR 3246                    6   3  0    56       BLACK PEARL (330)
 LADY THORNE 3458              8   2  2    54       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADEDANCER 3134              5   8  1    34       BLACK PEARL (330)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JEHAD NGA 3470                2   1  2    28       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 BLACKMOON 3370                3   1  0    25       BLACK PEARL (330)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUBU EL KEER 3469             1   2  0    21       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 CHAM DUGAN 3461               4   4  0    16       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 ZOE ALDEN 3478                1   0  0    15       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 COWL SKIRLING 3374            1   1  0     7       BLACK PEARL (330)
 XAVAN YOLE 3476               0   2  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 TAKOLE URM 3479               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MISTREAVER II 3247      5  4 1 BLACK PEARL 330      DANGEROUS CRIMIN      421  NONE
ROEKFORT SIMS 3441     14 13 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451  420   
VELLIA WYE 3468         3  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    LADY THORNE 3458      419   
XAROK YOLE 3467         4  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    JEHAD NGA 3470        420   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Parlen Quir -- Master say I have to beat you before I graduate.  If you graduate
before, he'll send me to the Dark Arena. -- Mikai Abados

Cham Dugan -- I'm on my way out.  Master won't wait for me much longer. -- Subu El
Keer

Xarok Yole -- Not a good week for you guys, is it? -- Jehad Nga

Ghost of Vellia Wye -- My former love is mine!  No one else can have him!  I won't
allow it!  I saw the way you were looking at him. -- Lady Thorne

Xarok Yole -- Yes, it's a hard life.  I see you found the easy way out.  I'll be
joining you soon. -- Subu El Keer

Jehad Nga -- Actually, Jorja's more relieved than not.  She says that even though
you'll brag, gladiators with names starting with "X" are "difficult."  Huh.  So much
for womanly sympathy. -- Ghost of Xarok Yole

Subu El Keer -- You're getting good at that.  Keep it up and you could become a
champion loser. -- Cham Dugan, properly appreciative

Cirsium Vulgare -- At least it was a dramatic loss of the title. -- Ghost or Roekfort
Sims
P.S.  Darned thistle!

Mikai Abados -- Calm down, bub, you've already got your kills. -- Parlen Quir

Nobody told me there'd BEGGARS here. -- Xavan Yole

3 November 2007
If you need to send an email to RSI, please send it to CSR (at) reality.com.  Using
any other address makes it all but impossible that you'll receive a response. -- RSI

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIKAI ABADOS was viciously subdued by PARLEN QUIR in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
SUBU EL KEER viciously subdued CHAM DUGAN in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
CIRSIUM VULGARE won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute Title brawl.
MISTREAVER II was assassinated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LADY THORNE devastated BLADEDANCER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
AEKIR devastated JEHAD NGA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
COWL SKIRLING slimly won victory over TAKOLE URM in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
BLACKMOON won victory over XAVAN YOLE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's duel.
ZOE ALDEN overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  2      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  1      42  |

Turn 421 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-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451        9   2  2  106 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
LUNGING ATTACK   PARLEN QUIR 3437           15  13  1   78 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
PARRY-LUNGE      AEKIR 3246                  6   3  0   56 BLACK PEARL (330)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PARLEN QUIR 3437.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PARLEN QUIR 3437.  The ten other most popular fighters were CIRSIUM VULGARE 
3451, SUBU EL KEER 3469, LADY THORNE 3458, TAKOLE URM 3479, AEKIR 3246, COWL SKIRLING 
3374, BLACKMOON 3370, XAVAN YOLE 3476, ZOE ALDEN 3478, and MIKAI ABADOS 3361.

The least popular fighter this week was JEHAD NGA 3470.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MISTREAVER II 3247, CHAM DUGAN 3461, BLADEDANCER 3134, MIKAI ABADOS 
3361, ZOE ALDEN 3478, XAVAN YOLE 3476, BLACKMOON 3370, COWL SKIRLING 3374, AEKIR 
3246, and TAKOLE URM 3479.