DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2007    Duedate: 01/10/2008

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-423

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CITIZEN CAPET
BLADES OF TERROR (348)
(61-3097) [7-0-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CITIZEN CAPET                  DECAY
BLADES OF TERROR (348)         AUTUMN SAGA (327)
(61-3097) [7-0-0,96]           (61-2856) [7-2-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIKAI ABADOS                   LADY THORNE
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
(61-3361) [16-17-4,69]         (61-3458) [8-4-2,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADES OF TERROR (348)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AUTUMN SAGA (327)           42
2. BLADES OF TERROR (348)      39      BLADES OF TERROR (348)
3. BLACK PEARL (330)           26      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)      -1
5. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         -6      AUTUMN SAGA (327)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    59  15  1 79.7   1/ 3 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    7  1 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       81  68  2 54.4   2/ 4 BLACK PEARL (330)         6  4 0
 3/ 3 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    174 153 33 53.2   3/ 2 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     6  9 1
 4/ 0 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    26  25  4 51.0   4/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       6  9 0
 5/ 4 BLACK PEARL (330)         69  78  6 46.9   5/ 0 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    2  1 1
 6/ 0*AUTUMN SAGA (327)         20  25  2 44.4   6/ 0*AUTUMN SAGA (327)         2  3 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 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Oh, crap!  I've done it again.  All three of my kills have been Middle Way fighters.
Sorry about that.  The blood fever gets a hold of me and I can't control myself.

Subu has run out of time.  His numbers; 19-12-15-13-7-11-7 slasher.  Should've made
him a basher.  Oh well, maybe his replacement will be wicked.

Master says I have eight more fights before I graduate.  So be careful.  I might have
another kill in me.

Cirsium Vulgare

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail JURINE!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as MIDDLE WAY 16 is pushed out 
of top team by BLADES OF TERROR, who came from 3rd with a 3-0-0 this turn.  And let's 
see, DECAY fought LOCKENLOAD and gained 20 points and contributed to AUTUMN SAGA's 
2-3-0.  LOCKENLOAD has lost to DECAY, falling 19 points, while helping make CLAN 
GHOST BEARS a 2-1-1 turn.  And not without some honor, CITIZEN CAPET now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of JURINE.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I 
hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping Blade until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the BLADE AND BLOOD 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on JURINE, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided BLADE AND BLOOD stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
BLADES OF TERROR.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
BLADES OF TERROR's warrior CITIZEN CAPET.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     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.  Our condolences go to VELLIA WYE, 
posthumously, seeing as MIDDLE WAY 16 did not revenge LADY THORNE from BLADE AND 
BLOOD for killing VELLIA WYE.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the 
graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, JURINE, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in JURINE, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CITIZEN CAPET 3097            7   0  0    96       BLADES OF TERROR (348)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451         10   3  3    82       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 GUILLOTINE 3100              12   6  0    70       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 MIKAI ABADOS 3361            16  17  4    69       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SICKLE 3285                  11   1  0    65       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 DECAY 2856                    7   2  0    62       AUTUMN SAGA (327)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AEKIR 3246                    6   4  0    53       BLACK PEARL (330)
 LADY THORNE 3458              8   4  2    48       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 LOCKENLOAD 3422               5   6  0    43       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 JEHAD NGA 3470                3   2  2    43       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 DRAGON HARVEST 2882           4   4  0    42       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
 FAIRUZA 3426                  8   3  0    40       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACKMOON 3370                4   1  0    32       BLACK PEARL (330)
 BLADEDANCER 3134              5   9  1    31       BLACK PEARL (330)
 CHAM DUGAN 3461               6   4  0    30       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 FALL PRINCESS 2859            5   4  1    30       AUTUMN SAGA (327)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS 3434                   4   1  3    22       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 ZOE ALDEN 3478                2   1  0    21       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 HEADING SOUTH 3481            1   0  0    19       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
 COWL SKIRLING 3374            2   1  0    16       BLACK PEARL (330)
 PEARL 1 3482                  1   0  0    16       BLACK PEARL (330)
 FALLING LEAF 2907             2   4  1    11       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
-KATANA 3399                   1   0  0    11       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 XAVAN YOLE 3476               1   3  0     6       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 TAKOLE URM 3479               0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SUBU EL KEER 3469       1  4 0 BLADE AND BLOOD 314  DARK CHAMPION         423  NONE
PARLEN QUIR 3437       15 14 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451  422   
ROEKFORT SIMS 3441     14 13 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451  420   
ROLEQUIA SIMS 3483      0  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    MARCUS 3434           423   
VELLIA WYE 3468         3  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    LADY THORNE 3458      419  NOT REVENGED
XAROK YOLE 3467         4  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    JEHAD NGA 3470        420   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Citizen Capet -- That first hit should have taken you out. -- Mikai Abados

Parlen Quir -- I bet I can beat you now.  I'm gonna dig you up and pound you
senseless.  That will count as a win, won't it? -- Mikai Abados

Sickle -- You Terror guys have to get with the program.  I win and you lose.  Now
behave properly or I will get vicious. -- Lady Thorne

Zoe Alden -- May you fate be better than mine.  Stay away from the Dark Arena. --
Subu El Kere

Guillotine -- That wasn't a fair fight!  I protest! -- Jehad Nga

Cirsium Vulgare -- Quite the deadly thistle, aren't you? -- Jorja, the Middle Way

Better to be matched with a Convicted Thief than a Killer Thistle. -- Cham Dugan
P.S.  And a vulgar killer thistle, at that.

Subu el Keer -- Maybe you should train yourself to be shorter. -- Zoe Alden

The Persistent Beggar is, not to anyone's surprise, pathetic. -- Xavan Yole

Katana -- I'm impressed and respectful, but not terrified.  Sorry. -- Takole Urm

Venenoso -- Yes, I think that's a fair assessment.  Four dead in the last three
turns?  Talk about leaving me in a scary position as the Grand Old Man of this team!
Not that I lack grandeur, you understand, but I'm not OLD. -- Cham Dugan for the
Middle Way

Mikai Abados -- Well, I surely don't care NOW. -- Ghost of Parlen Quir

22 December 2007
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUBU EL KEER was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SICKLE outwaited AEKIR in a dull 17 minute Challenge battle.
LADY THORNE was demolished by GUILLOTINE in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
JEHAD NGA devastated BLADEDANCER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CIRSIUM VULGARE was defeated by CITIZEN CAPET in a 1 minute Title match.
MIKAI ABADOS unbelievably bested DRAGON HARVEST in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
LOCKENLOAD was devastated by DECAY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZOE ALDEN was handily defeated by FAIRUZA in a 3 minute uneven fight.
FALL PRINCESS lost to CHAM DUGAN in a 6 minute gruesome duel.
BLACKMOON vanquished FALLING LEAF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MARCUS slaughtered ROLEQUIA SIMS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COWL SKIRLING overpowered TAKOLE URM in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
XAVAN YOLE was overpowered by HEADING SOUTH in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PEARL 1 bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   2 -  2      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 423 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       2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CITIZEN CAPET 3097          7   0  0   96 BLADES OF TERROR (348)
AIMED BLOW       CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451       10   3  3   82 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
TOTAL PARRY      GUILLOTINE 3100            12   6  0   70 BLADES OF TERROR (348)
PARRY-STRIKE     DECAY 2856                  7   2  0   62 AUTUMN SAGA (327)
PARRY-LUNGE      AEKIR 3246                  6   4  0   53 BLACK PEARL (330)
STRIKING ATTACK  JEHAD NGA 3470              3   2  2   43 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIKAI ABADOS 3361.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LADY THORNE 3458.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZOE ALDEN 3478, 
CITIZEN CAPET 3097, MIKAI ABADOS 3361, DRAGON HARVEST 2882, FALL PRINCESS 2859, PEARL 
1 3482, SUBU EL KEER 3469, GUILLOTINE 3100, DECAY 2856, and FAIRUZA 3426.

The least popular fighter this week was SICKLE 3285.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AEKIR 3246, XAVAN YOLE 3476, ROLEQUIA SIMS 3483, FALLING LEAF 2907, 
CHAM DUGAN 3461, LOCKENLOAD 3422, BLADEDANCER 3134, HEADING SOUTH 3481, TAKOLE URM 
3479, and CIRSIUM VULGARE 3451.