DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/02/2008    Duedate: 01/15/2008

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-409

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KILLIAN TEN VIR
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6926) [16-4-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KILLIAN TEN VIR                POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (233)             
(65-6926) [16-4-0,99]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILLIAN TEN VIR                JOEVINA SARIL
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6926) [16-4-0,99]          (65-6904) [16-10-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          52
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          13      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       THE HORDE III (328)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       268 240 11 52.8   1/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       11  4 2
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)       859 967 21 47.0   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       11  4 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.

     Since I have the floor, or the chair, or whatever position you imagine me
speaking from (how about leaning on the bar in the Burning Unicorn, dictating?), I
thought I would take a moment to thank the Mighty Ducks for being here for us, as we
are here for them.  Please, don't go south (or anywhere else) for the winter!

                                  Killian ten Vir

P.S.  I would not have sent Helvan Quickhand to Ahringol.  That Alastarian upstart?
If he dies here, he goes to Kudath.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail DAL SHANG!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as SAND DANCERS is pushed 
out of top team by MIGHTY DUCKS, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  And let's 
see, UNLUCKY DUCK fought ONE-EYED YOFAN and gained 19 points and contributed to 
MIGHTY DUCKS' 4-1-1.  MERRO DOSH has lost to DUCK KA-BOB, falling 12 points, while 
helping make SAND DANCERS a 4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and KILLIAN TEN VIR remains DAL SHANG's top warrior for another turn.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Blazing Unicorn?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that DAL SHANG has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926         16   4  0    99       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916          15   8  0    92       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904           16  10  0    87       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939             10   3  0    66       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTER DUCK 6889             12  18  0    59       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOMED DUCK 6963              5   0  2    55       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 MERRO DOSH 6912              13  12  1    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 UNLUCKY DUCK 6962             3   2  1    44       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          7   5  1    41       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAPPA TYRN 6968               2   0  0    19       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KORKA THE HAIRY         0  0 0                      DOOMED DUCK 6963      409  NONE
TYLLA TYRN 6966         1  2 0 SAND DANCERS 233     UNLUCKY DUCK 6962     407   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

That Sweet Anella!  He is SUCH a bastard.  Truly!  You should hear the things
people say about his mother.  Or maybe you shouldn't, some of you Ducks are such
sweet innocents. -- Joevina Saril

It pains me (believe it!) to note that the Master of the Edge is a Master
Without an Edge, too.  Ooooh, my aching bones! -- Merro Dosh
P.S.  It also pains me to notice that my training still hasn't been changed.  I
could've been sucking up enormous numbers of skills here.

Do NOT claim that Killian "softened up" Helvan for me.  Helvan was rested.  I
could tell.  And I still defeated him. -- Lorin ten Koro

Okay, Bervan the Tinker was a good win.  Next? -- Tappa Tyrn

Okay, I take back what I said about us and the Ducks "being here for each
other."  We didn't fight each other at all today.  But that's alright.  We knew
there was at least a CHANCE of fighting a "real" gladiator, and that's about as
good as we're likely to get for a while. -- Killian ten Vir

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILLIAN TEN VIR viciously subdued CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 1 minute Title fight.
JOEVINA SARIL savagely defeated CAPTIAN LENSAR in a exciting 2 minute gory melee.
LORIN TEN KORO vanquished BETTER DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MERRO DOSH was overpowered by DUCK KA-BOB in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DOOMED DUCK butchered KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
TENDERIZED DUCK devastated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
UNLUCKY DUCK slimly won victory over ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 2 minute fight.
TAPPA TYRN vanquished NORMAR THE BLOND 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  20 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  4      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  2      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 409 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:

BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926       16   4  0   99 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       DOOMED DUCK 6963            5   0  2   55 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
BASHING ATTACK   UNLUCKY DUCK 6962           3   2  1   44 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JOEVINA SARIL 6904.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILLIAN TEN 
VIR 6926, UNLUCKY DUCK 6962, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, DUCK KA-BOB 6939, DOOMED DUCK 6963, 
TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, TAPPA TYRN 6968, BETTER DUCK 6889, MERRO DOSH 6912, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MERRO DOSH 6912.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BETTER DUCK 6889, TAPPA TYRN 6968, TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, DOOMED DUCK 
6963, DUCK KA-BOB 6939, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, UNLUCKY DUCK 6962, KILLIAN TEN VIR 6926, 
JOEVINA SARIL 6904, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KILLIAN TEN VIR (65-6926) SAND DANCERS (233)