DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2009    Duedate: 06/25/2009

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOE ALDEN
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3478) [13-12-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOE ALDEN                      IN ANDORAK
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            MY 2ND CAR IS... (272)
(61-3478) [13-12-0,126]        (61-2260) [2-0-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZOE ALDEN                      FALL PRINCESS
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            AUTUMN SAGA (327)
(61-3478) [13-12-0,126]        (61-2859) [8-7-1,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

AUTUMN SAGA (327)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AUTUMN SAGA (327)           43
2. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         16      PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
3. MY 2ND CAR IS... (272)       5      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (381)       -6
                                       MY 2ND CAR IS... (272)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*MY 2ND CAR IS... (272)     2   0  0  100   1/ 1 AUTUMN SAGA (327)        10  5 0
 2/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     41  21  4 66.1   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       7  8 0
 3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      131 124  2 51.4   3/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     3  3 1
 4/ 3 AUTUMN SAGA (327)         37  37  2 50.0   4/ 0*MY 2ND CAR IS... (272)    1  0 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 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I still don't understand how you lost this title, Garok, but you haven't
groveled enough for me to give it back.

                                     Zoe Alden

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome JURINE.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with HEADING SOUTH?  
He actually beat JURINE's DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and walked away with 18 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at MIDDLE WAY 16 while they watched XAVAN YOLE 
clobber SAPHAHI VUVUWE.  He lost 6 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Apparently JURINE isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I 
thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  Another fighter (DECAY 
11-4-0) challenged another Duelmaster (ZOE ALDEN 13-12-0).  Life goes on.  DECAY was 
reminded on the sands why ZOE ALDEN is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was PHILANTHROPISTS.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at AUTUMN SAGA ain't 
reelin'!  PHILANTHROPISTS' mad!   
     Warriors of JURINE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  TORKENE ULM of 
MIDDLE WAY 16 didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 10-8-0, that's a good 
sign.  Now he's dead.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOE ALDEN 3478               13  12  0   126       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DECAY 2856                   11   4  0    87       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
-GAROK 3378                   12   6  0    84       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 XAVAN YOLE 3476              11  15  0    83       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON HARVEST 2882           7   7  0    61       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
 FALL PRINCESS 2859            8   7  1    59       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
 CHAM DUGAN 3461              13  19  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEADING SOUTH 3481            5   2  0    55       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
 SAPHAHI VUVUWE 3486           4   2  0    54       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 TAKOLE URM 3479              12  13  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 FALLING LEAF 2907             5   6  1    43       AUTUMN SAGA (327)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-:) 3526                       2   1  1    34       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN ANDORAK 2260               2   0  0    12       MY 2ND CAR IS... (272)
-SAKWEN 3442                   1   1  1    12       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TORKENE ULM 3506       10  8 0 MIDDLE WAY 16 387    VENOMOUS CONCUBI      450  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Decay -- That's a possible comment on the state of this arena, isn't it? -- Torkene
Ulm

Fall Princess -- So, does this mean your dad is the Winter King or something? --
Xavan Yole

Saphahi Vuvuwe -- Well, actually, that name sounds like it belongs to one of the
villains from _Lone Star Planet_.  Any kin of yours? -- Cham Dugan

Dragon Harvest -- Who'd want to harvest a dragon? -- Takole Urm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DECAY was devastated by ZOE ALDEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DRAGON HARVEST handily defeated TAKOLE URM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TORKENE ULM was butchered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
XAVAN YOLE demolished SAPHAHI VUVUWE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
CHAM DUGAN was viciously subdued by FALL PRINCESS in a 2 minute bloody fight.
HEADING SOUTH overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FALLING LEAF overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
IN ANDORAK won victory over CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  22 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 450 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOE ALDEN 3478             13  12  0  126 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
PARRY-STRIKE     DECAY 2856                 11   4  0   87 AUTUMN SAGA (327)
WALL OF STEEL    FALL PRINCESS 2859          8   7  1   59 AUTUMN SAGA (327)
AIMED BLOW       HEADING SOUTH 3481          5   2  0   55 AUTUMN SAGA (327)
BASHING ATTACK   SAPHAHI VUVUWE 3486         4   2  0   54 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZOE ALDEN 3478.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FALL PRINCESS 2859.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZOE ALDEN 3478, 
DRAGON HARVEST 2882, HEADING SOUTH 3481, IN ANDORAK 2260, XAVAN YOLE 3476, FALLING 
LEAF 2907, DECAY 2856, TAKOLE URM 3479, CHAM DUGAN 3461, and TORKENE ULM 3506.

The least popular fighter this week was SAPHAHI VUVUWE 3486.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TORKENE ULM 3506, CHAM DUGAN 3461, TAKOLE URM 3479, DECAY 2856, 
FALLING LEAF 2907, XAVAN YOLE 3476, IN ANDORAK 2260, HEADING SOUTH 3481, DRAGON 
HARVEST 2882, and ZOE ALDEN 3478.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer