DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2008    Duedate: 02/12/2008

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-411

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORIN TEN KORO
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6916) [17-8-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORIN TEN KORO                 MOUNTAIN FRED
SAND DANCERS (233)             SPARTICUS FIVE (32)
(65-6916) [17-8-0,102]         (65-182) [0-1-0,3]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORIN TEN KORO                 TAPPA TYRN
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6916) [17-8-0,102]         (65-6968) [3-1-0,27]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          47
2. SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)     4      SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
3. SPARTICUS FIVE (32)          3      Unchartered Team
4. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)         -14
                                       SPARTICUS FIVE (32)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  10   3  0 76.9   1/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       10  5 2
 2/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       274 244 12 52.9   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  5 0
 3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)       865 971 21 47.1   3/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)  1  0 0
 4/ 0*SPARTICUS FIVE (32)        0   1  0  0.0   4/ 0*SPARTICUS FIVE (32)       0  1 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 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 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, 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 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, 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 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): 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 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): 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 519): 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 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): 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  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Defeat a standby, take the title.  At least I won the fight.  Thank you, Master
of the Edge.  Ah, if you don't mind my saying so, you might have done better if
you'd HAD an edged weapon.

                                   Lorin ten Koro

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in DAL SHANG!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  What was the name of that team 
who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 865-971-21 you ask?  (Sure)  SAND DANCERS' their 
name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for MELOST THE GRAY?  SAND DANCERS' proud 
of him after beating NORMAR THE BLOND and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer big time 
losers!  DOOMED DUCK got smashed by MERRO DOSH, and lost 8 points!  Don't you think 
the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think LORIN TEN KORO should let BETTER DUCK be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster really being a 
real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916          17   8  0   102       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939             12   3  0    84       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 BETTER DUCK 6889             13  19  0    80       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904           17  11  0    75       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912              14  13  1    65       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          8   6  1    51       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DOOMED DUCK 6963              6   1  3    51       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 UNLUCKY DUCK 6962             4   3  1    44       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAPPA TYRN 6968               3   1  0    27       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOST THE GRAY 6969          1   0  0    13       SAND DANCERS (233)
 TEST5 6595                    1   0  0     4       SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)
 MOUNTAIN FRED 182             0   1  0     3       SPARTICUS FIVE (32)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TYLLA TYRN 6966         1  2 0 SAND DANCERS 233     UNLUCKY DUCK 6962     407  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And a salute to Maldi Stonebreaker, the not-from-Khalhums Dwarf, who saw me off with
a (curse him!) loss.  At least I don't have to go to the Isle.  The way the weather's
been, no boats are crossing the Trier anyway, and by the time they resume, I'll be
long gone and no one will think a thing about it.  Up to the northern border of the
province, I think.  I hear a lot of gladiators have been granted small holdings up
there on the understanding that they help patrol it.  I can do that. -- Killian ten
Vir

A Duck, a Duck, a BETTER Duck!  I salute you, Better Duck.  I disliked just about
everything in that fight, but so be it.  I'd rather have lost to you than a standby.
-- Joevina Saril

Tenderized Duck -- Are you sure your name isn't a typo and you should maybe be...
TenderIZER Duck?  I feel thoroughly tenderized by you.  Can't say I care for it, but
such is life as a gladiator. -- Merro Dosh

And this concludes a turn that is neither surprising nor satisfying for us:  three
wins against standbys, two losses against Ducks.  Mighty are they!  Glad I didn't
fight one. -- Tappa Tyrn

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....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORIN TEN KORO devastated BETTER DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DUCK KA-BOB viciously subdued HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
TENDERIZED DUCK was demolished by JOEVINA SARIL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DOOMED DUCK was bested by MERRO DOSH in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
UNLUCKY DUCK subdued TAPPA TYRN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome competition.
MOUNTAIN FRED was defeated by TEST5 in a unpopular 4 minute novice's struggle.
MELOST THE GRAY handily defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  19 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  4      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  3      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 411 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              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        17   8  0  102 SAND DANCERS (233)
BASHING ATTACK   TENDERIZED DUCK 6944        8   6  1   51 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DOOMED DUCK 6963            6   1  3   51 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
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 TAPPA TYRN 6968.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCK KA-BOB 6939, 
JOEVINA SARIL 6904, MERRO DOSH 6912, UNLUCKY DUCK 6962, MELOST THE GRAY 6969, LORIN 
TEN KORO 6916, DOOMED DUCK 6963, BETTER DUCK 6889, TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, and TEST5 
6595.

The least popular fighter this week was MOUNTAIN FRED 182.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TEST5 6595, TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, BETTER DUCK 6889, DOOMED DUCK 
6963, LORIN TEN KORO 6916, MELOST THE GRAY 6969, UNLUCKY DUCK 6962, MERRO DOSH 6912, 
JOEVINA SARIL 6904, and DUCK KA-BOB 6939.