DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2010    Duedate: 09/02/2010

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COUNTER OFFER
VIKING LINGO (398)
(61-3535) [10-3-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COUNTER OFFER                  HARNESS
VIKING LINGO (398)             ERRATA (386)
(61-3535) [10-3-0,116]         (61-3429) [1-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VONNER WESS                    TOM BAKER
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            DOCTORS (400)
(61-3529) [13-17-0,56]         (61-3551) [9-7-0,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (386)                33
2. DOCTORS (400)               17      VIKING LINGO (398)
3. VIKING LINGO (398)           9      Unchartered Team
4. ASSYRIANS (184)              0
5. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         -6      ERRATA (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ASSYRIANS (184)            1   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 VIKING LINGO (398)        10   3  0 76.9   2/ 2 DOCTORS (400)             5 10 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      214 189  4 53.1   3/ 4 VIKING LINGO (398)        2  0 0
 4/ 0*ERRATA (386)               3   3  0 50.0   4- 3*ASSYRIANS (184)           1  0 0
 5/ 4 DOCTORS (400)             37  43  0 46.3   5/ 0*ERRATA (386)              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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Darned Veteran Mercenary!  He only taught me one skill, said I got that for
winning, and if I wanted any MORE, I'd have to pay extra!  It's no wonder he turned
mercenary, if he has to be paid practically just to pass the salt or something.

                                    Wallis Yent

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for HARNESS, who flew up 33 points in the rankings after mashing DONNA like 
a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out 
on the sands.  PETER DAVISON was overcame by ZAKALUS ARDON and drops 3 points.  Our 
last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, and WALLIS YENT has 
made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With WALLIS YENT clearing the throne, VIKING 
LINGO of COUNTER OFFER takes a proud seat as JURINE's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and 
avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that MIDDLE WAY 16 was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of MIDDLE WAY 16's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch VIKING LINGO's 
act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from MIDDLE WAY 
16.  And who is this BARLO CHELLS you ask, with 82 points and a 17-12-1 record.  Ooh, 
the tales I could tell!  Challenging down 21 points was COUNTER OFFER.  Pretty soon 
he'll be using two shields and selling 'T.P.:  The only way to clean up' pins.  
Definition of petty:  COUNTER OFFER defeated BARLO CHELLS, a mismatch of 21 points.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the JURINE giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COUNTER OFFER 3535           10   3  0   116       VIKING LINGO (398)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARLO CHELLS 3530            17  12  1    82       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 TOM BAKER 3551                9   7  0    73       DOCTORS (400)
 WALLIS YENT 3541             19   5  0    71       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAKALUS ARDON 3566           11   4  1    62       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 DAVID TENNANT 3553            8   8  0    57       DOCTORS (400)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VONNER WESS 3529             13  17  0    56       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 PETER DAVISON 3552            8   8  0    52       DOCTORS (400)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELLEA ERAMIN 3587            7   2  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 HARNESS 3429                  1   0  0    33       ERRATA (386)
 HUGH GRANT 3555               6  10  0    28       DOCTORS (400)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASSUR 1606                    1   0  0    17       ASSYRIANS (184)
 DONNA 3599                    2   2  0     8       DOCTORS (400)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COLIN BAKER 3554        4  8 0 DOCTORS 400          ZAKALUS ARDON 3566    477  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tom Baker -- Bah. -- Barlo Chells

Peter Davison -- Huh, I think Barlo's got the right of it here.  Bah. -- Vonner Wess

Kung-Fu... that's probably something the Andorians came up with, just to annoy us. --
Zakalus Ardon

David Tennant -- Right, bah.  Bah. -- Dellea Eramin

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COUNTER OFFER devastated BARLO CHELLS in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
WALLIS YENT was vanquished by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute uneven battle.
TOM BAKER demolished VONNER WESS in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
DAVID TENNANT devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
ZAKALUS ARDON subdued PETER DAVISON in a 2 minute competition.
HUGH GRANT was devastated by DELLEA ERAMIN in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
DONNA was bested by HARNESS in a 2 minute amateur vs. master match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  3      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 481 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COUNTER OFFER 3535         10   3  0  116 VIKING LINGO (398)
LUNGING ATTACK   BARLO CHELLS 3530          17  12  1   82 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
AIMED BLOW       TOM BAKER 3551              9   7  0   73 DOCTORS (400)
STRIKING ATTACK  WALLIS YENT 3541           19   5  0   71 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VONNER WESS 3529.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TOM BAKER 3551.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZAKALUS ARDON 
3566, DELLEA ERAMIN 3587, DAVID TENNANT 3553, HARNESS 3429, COUNTER OFFER 3535, 
WALLIS YENT 3541, HUGH GRANT 3555, DONNA 3599, BARLO CHELLS 3530, and VONNER WESS 
3529.

The least popular fighter this week was PETER DAVISON 3552.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VONNER WESS 3529, BARLO CHELLS 3530, DONNA 3599, HUGH GRANT 
3555, WALLIS YENT 3541, COUNTER OFFER 3535, HARNESS 3429, DAVID TENNANT 3553, DELLEA 
ERAMIN 3587, and ZAKALUS ARDON 3566.