DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/05/2010    Duedate: 02/18/2010

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DRAGON HARVEST
AUTUMN SAGA (327)
(61-2882) [12-16-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHAM DUGAN                     COUNTER OFFER
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            VIKING LINGO (398)
(61-3461) [22-27-0,93]         (61-3535) [4-1-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DRAGON HARVEST                 DRAGON HARVEST
AUTUMN SAGA (327)              AUTUMN SAGA (327)
(61-2882) [12-16-0,90]         (61-2882) [12-16-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AUTUMN SAGA (327)           44
2. SMURFED UP (399)            32      AUTUMN SAGA (327)
3. VIKING LINGO (398)          27      Unchartered Team
4. DOCTORS (400)               13
5. BLACK PEARL (330)            0      VIKING LINGO (398)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VIKING LINGO (398)         4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      10  5 0
 2/ 2*DOCTORS (400)              6   4  0 60.0   2/ 2 AUTUMN SAGA (327)         8  7 0
 3/ 3 AUTUMN SAGA (327)         81  61  2 57.0   3/ 3*DOCTORS (400)             6  4 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      174 162  3 51.8   4/ 4*VIKING LINGO (398)        2  0 0
 5- 5 BLACK PEARL (330)         71  87  6 44.9   5/ 0*SMURFED UP (399)          1  4 0
 6/ 0*SMURFED UP (399)           1   4  0 20.0   6- 5 BLACK PEARL (330)         0  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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SANDY STRATTON of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 423): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
              (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
               (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I didn't happen to notice any dragons around, but it was a good harvest for me
anyway.  Not great, some skills would have made it great, but good enough to go on
with.

                                     Cham Dugan

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JURINE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  COUNTER OFFER caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested WALLIS YENT and was awarded 27 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, COUNTER OFFER put 
down WALLIS YENT, causing him to lose 22 points of recognition in the process.  The 
city has turned out in honor of DRAGON HARVEST, for with his arena victory he may now 
lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of 
the old women in JURINE seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JURINE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in JURINE these days is BLACK PEARL.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of VIKING LINGO are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON HARVEST 2882          12  16  0    90       AUTUMN SAGA (327)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAM DUGAN 3461              22  27  0    93       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 FALLING LEAF 2907            14  11  1    92       AUTUMN SAGA (327)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AEKIR 3246                    7   4  0    66       BLACK PEARL (330)
 BARLO CHELLS 3530            10   5  1    63       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 VONNER WESS 3529              8   8  0    58       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COUNTER OFFER 3535            4   1  0    55       VIKING LINGO (398)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALLIS YENT 3541              8   2  0    32       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-BLADEDANCER 3134              5  10  1    32       BLACK PEARL (330)
 TOM BAKER 3551                2   0  0    24       DOCTORS (400)
 COLIN BAKER 3554              2   0  0    24       DOCTORS (400)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIDEWINDER SMURF 3548         1   0  0    19       SMURFED UP (399)
 ZAKALUS ARDON 3566            1   0  0    11       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 SEPTERBRE 3559                2   0  0     9       AUTUMN SAGA (327)
 DAVID TENNANT 3553            1   1  0     8       DOCTORS (400)
 PETER DAVISON 3552            1   1  0     4       DOCTORS (400)
 HUGH GRANT 3555               0   2  0     2       DOCTORS (400)
 STEROID SMURF 3550            0   1  0     1       SMURFED UP (399)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CIDER HAUS 3560         1  1 0 AUTUMN SAGA 327      STONE GOLEM           467  NONE
SANGRIA SMURF 3549      0  1 0 SMURFED UP 399       WURM KIN              467  NONE
SENATOR SMURF 3547      0  1 0 SMURFED UP 399       SHEWISH GIANT         467  NONE
SLACKER SMURF 3546      0  1 0 SMURFED UP 399       BANDIT PRINCE         467  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Heading South -- An excellent plan!  We can go together.  Forget the Isle, it's cold

and damp there.  Let's go down to Ratan or even beyond to the shores of the Southern
Ocean.  Beaches, palm trees, scantily clad maidens, drinks with umbrellas in them. --
Xavan Yole

A Convicted Assassin?  I think he should just be executed and that's the end of it.
-- Vonner Wess

And the same for the Fratsfa Slave.  He has a bad attitude. -- Wallis Yent

And I suppose the Dangerous Criminal could go, too.  Nothing but Persistent Beggars
for standbys!  Easy to beat, of course, they don't teach well.... -- Barlo Chells

Our congratulations to Heading South and Snotman. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CIDER HAUS was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SENATOR SMURF was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SLACKER SMURF was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SANGRIA SMURF was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
CHAM DUGAN was savagely defeated by DRAGON HARVEST in a 2 minute master's Title match.
FALLING LEAF overpowered VONNER WESS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HEADING SOUTH overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WALLIS YENT was vanquished by COUNTER OFFER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BARLO CHELLS overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
HUGH GRANT was overpowered by ZAKALUS ARDON in a 1 minute uneven match.
SEPTERBRE beat STEROID SMURF in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TOM BAKER demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PETER DAVISON was devastated by SIDEWINDER SMURF in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DAVID TENNANT beat MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
COLIN BAKER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  25 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  2      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 467 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         5 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FALLING LEAF 2907          14  11  1   92 AUTUMN SAGA (327)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COUNTER OFFER 3535          4   1  0   55 VIKING LINGO (398)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DRAGON HARVEST 2882.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DRAGON HARVEST 2882.  The ten other most popular fighters were CIDER HAUS 
3560, FALLING LEAF 2907, BARLO CHELLS 3530, COUNTER OFFER 3535, ZAKALUS ARDON 3566, 
SEPTERBRE 3559, TOM BAKER 3551, SIDEWINDER SMURF 3548, COLIN BAKER 3554, and SLACKER 
SMURF 3546.

The least popular fighter this week was PETER DAVISON 3552.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STEROID SMURF 3550, HUGH GRANT 3555, WALLIS YENT 3541, VONNER 
WESS 3529, SENATOR SMURF 3547, DAVID TENNANT 3553, CHAM DUGAN 3461, SANGRIA SMURF 
3549, SLACKER SMURF 3546, and COLIN BAKER 3554.

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

SNOTMAN (61-3157) I HATE THEM TOO (354)
HEADING SOUTH (61-3481) AUTUMN SAGA (327)