DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2008    Duedate: 01/29/2008

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-410

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORIN TEN KORO
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6916) [16-8-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORIN TEN KORO                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (233)             
(65-6916) [16-8-0,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORIN TEN KORO                 LORIN TEN KORO
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6916) [16-8-0,94]          (65-6916) [16-8-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          59
2. SAND DANCERS (233)         -24      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       HAZ MAT (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       272 241 12 53.0   1/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       12  3 2
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)       861 970 21 47.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, 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 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Another standby, no great surprise.  At least you can count on them to show up.

                                  Killian ten Vir

P.S.  Epee?  I don't have either the wit or the deftness for an epee.  I won't use
one.  No.  I won't!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  MIGHTY DUCKS had cause to celebrate, after 
BETTER DUCK got 27 points by beating JOEVINA SARIL.  A certain someone should cut 
down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 24 points to BETTER DUCK.  
(Discrete enough, JOEVINA SARIL?) Out with the old, in with the new.  Enter MALDI 
STONEBREAKER, handily defeating KILLIAN TEN VIR.  With 94 points, LORIN TEN KORO of 
SAND DANCERS takes the position of DAL SHANG's Duelmaster.  So who was the warrior 
seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     And how sociable are DAL SHANG's warriors?  Come, let us see.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
DAL SHANG would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  DAL SHANG, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Blazing Unicorn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916          16   8  0    94       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTER DUCK 6889             13  18  0    86       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939             11   3  0    81       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904           16  11  0    63       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DOOMED DUCK 6963              6   0  3    59       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          8   5  1    58       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912              13  13  1    53       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNLUCKY DUCK 6962             3   3  1    40       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAPPA TYRN 6968               3   0  0    25       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DENGAN THE TRADE        0  0 0                      DOOMED DUCK 6963      410  NONE
TYLLA TYRN 6966         1  2 0 SAND DANCERS 233     UNLUCKY DUCK 6962     407   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

If I can beat the same standby that Killian beat to stay Duelmaster, does that mean
I'll be the next one? -- Joevina Saril

Better Duck -- Thanks for the warning.  I did, and it served me well. -- Lorin ten
Koro

Duck Ka-Bob -- Actually, I was looking forward to trying that.  But maybe I'll go for
chicken instead. -- Merro Dosh

Ah, yes.  The standbys we beat, the Ducks beat us.  Mighty indeed are the Ducks, glad
I didn't fight one this time. -- Tappa Tyrn

22 December 2007
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15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILLIAN TEN VIR was bested by MALDI STONEBREAKER in a 2 minute master's fight.
LORIN TEN KORO overcame MASTER OF THE EDGE in a popular 1 minute Title match.
JOEVINA SARIL was vanquished by BETTER DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DUCK KA-BOB overpowered LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DOOMED DUCK delivered the death blow upon DENGAN THE TRADER in a 2 minute brawl.
TENDERIZED DUCK overpowered MERRO DOSH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
UNLUCKY DUCK was viciously subdued by DENGAN THE TRADER in a 3 minute competition.
TAPPA TYRN vanquished HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute uneven 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        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  21 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  4      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  3      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 410 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     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   LORIN TEN KORO 6916        16   8  0   94 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       DOOMED DUCK 6963            6   0  3   59 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
BASHING ATTACK   TENDERIZED DUCK 6944        8   5  1   58 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

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

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

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

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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes