DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2011    Duedate: 01/05/2012

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-516

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANDRES
BOMB SQUAD (406)
(61-3645) [14-8-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANDRES                         POSITION IS EMPTY
BOMB SQUAD (406)               
(61-3645) [14-8-0,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEEMER EPPT                    FORBERT GRELL
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3629) [11-12-0,75]         (61-3687) [7-3-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         24
2. BOMB SQUAD (406)             8      MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
3. ALCOHOL CLASS (120)          0      Unchartered Team
4. SMURFED UP (399)             0
                                       SCARLET KNIGHTS II (268)

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)      304 273  5 52.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)      12  3 0
 2- 2 ALCOHOL CLASS (120)       35  43  1 44.9   2/ 4 BOMB SQUAD (406)          2  3 0
 3/ 3 BOMB SQUAD (406)         121 157 11 43.5   3- 2 ALCOHOL CLASS (120)       1  0 0
 4- 4*SMURFED UP (399)          13  21  1 38.2   4- 3*SMURFED UP (399)          1  3 1

    '*'   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 685): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 685): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JURINE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  BARTON DAWES caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested VETERAN MERCENARY and was awarded 18 
points in recognition.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
ANDRES, Duelmaster of JURINE!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in JURINE as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 ANDRES 3645                  14   8  0   101       BOMB SQUAD (406)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEMER EPPT 3629             11  12  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 BARTON DAWES 3673            11   5  0    75       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TANQUERAY 886                10   5  1    66       ALCOHOL CLASS (120)
 FORBERT GRELL 3687            7   3  0    57       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINDA YARRO 3691              7   1  1    56       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 ARKAN BARNES 3684             8   5  0    55       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-CANADIAN HUNTER 923           7   4  0    48       ALCOHOL CLASS (120)
-BOOTSY COLLINS 3639          12  10  0    46       BOMB SQUAD (406)
-GEORGE CLINTON 3637           9  13  0    46       BOMB SQUAD (406)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD DOG 20/20 964             6   2  0    23       ALCOHOL CLASS (120)
-THE ANTI-SMURF 3617           2   1  1    19       SMURFED UP (399)
-SIGMUND SMURF 3584            3   1  0    18       SMURFED UP (399)
-DEACON 3692                   1   1  0    18       BOMB SQUAD (406)
-SPETSNAZ SMURF 3699           1   0  0    16       SMURFED UP (399)
-PMS SMURF 3583                3   1  0    10       SMURFED UP (399)
-D.U.I. 983                    2   3  0     9       ALCOHOL CLASS (120)
-SHRINKAGE SMURF 3574          2   3  0     9       SMURFED UP (399)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, for the cat's sake!  We went five and oh against standbys, and that was it.  Just
the ten of us (I'm counting the standbys here) out on the sands.  Is this ridiculous,
or what? -- Deemer Eppt, who would normally have been writing a duelmaster's column

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEEMER EPPT was devastated by ANDRES in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BARTON DAWES savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 5 minute gory melee.
VINDA YARRO won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute brawl.
ARKAN BARNES bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute fight.
FORBERT GRELL subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 516 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         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ANDRES 3645                14   8  0  101 BOMB SQUAD (406)
STRIKING ATTACK  FORBERT GRELL 3687          7   3  0   57 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
AIMED BLOW       VINDA YARRO 3691            7   1  1   56 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
BASHING ATTACK   ARKAN BARNES 3684           8   5  0   55 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEEMER EPPT 3629.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FORBERT GRELL 3687.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARTON DAWES 
3673, ANDRES 3645, ARKAN BARNES 3684, VINDA YARRO 3691, DEEMER EPPT 3629,  0,  0,  0, 
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DEEMER EPPT 3629.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VINDA YARRO 3691, ARKAN BARNES 3684, ANDRES 3645, BARTON DAWES 
3673, FORBERT GRELL 3687,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI