DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/13/2008    Duedate: 02/26/2008

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-412

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORIN TEN KORO
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6916) [18-8-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORIN TEN KORO                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (233)             
(65-6916) [18-8-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORIN TEN KORO                 LORIN TEN KORO
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6916) [18-8-0,109]         (65-6916) [18-8-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          23
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          23      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. SPARTICUS FIVE (32)          0      Unchartered Team

                                       MYTORI'S OWN (262)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES 4I (635)   9   3  0 75.0   1/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       10  5 1
 2/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       278 245 12 53.2   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 1
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       868 973 22 47.1   3- 4*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 587): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): HOPALONG of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (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 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, it looks like you should have taken your own advice, Better Duck.  Good
fight, though.  Short.  I like that in a fight.

                                   Lorin ten Koro

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of DAL 
SHANG brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see JOEVINA SARIL win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
TENDERIZED DUCK beat TAPPA TYRN and TAPPA TYRN lost 3 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, DAL SHANG may be getting bland, as LORIN 
TEN KORO stays top dog in the city.  The Blazing Unicorn, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From DAL SHANG's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the DAL SHANG arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIN TEN KORO 6916          18   8  0   109       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939             12   4  0    87       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904           18  11  0    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
 BETTER DUCK 6889             14  19  0    83       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912              14  14  1    64       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DOOMED DUCK 6963              7   1  3    58       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          9   6  1    56       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 UNLUCKY DUCK 6962             5   3  1    49       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAPPA TYRN 6968               3   2  0    24       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOST THE GRAY 6969          2   0  1    23       SAND DANCERS (233)
-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?
OLTIMAL THE LAME        0  0 0                      MELOST THE GRAY 6969  412  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tenderized Duck -- Soft and toothsome, falling off the bones, yes, very good.  I
hadn't pictured it clearly, you know? -- Joevina Saril
P.S.  Must be the lemon juice.

Doomed Duck -- Kinda dramatic, don't you think?  I mean, sure, everybody should have
their minute in the sun, assuming the sun ever SHINES again (way too much "winter
wonderland" here).  But the way you staggered around, yelling and clutching your
chest, waiting till the band (and who got THEM tickets?) struck up a suitably
dramatic piece before you collapsed on the ground, well, it was outright melodrama.
Some days I can appreciate melodrama, but not when I'm freezing my buns off waiting
for the fight to be officially over. -- Merro Dosh

Unlucky Duck -- That is SOOO unfair, that you should be the only Duck that one of us
loses to!  And that it should be ME that does the losing.  Rats.  Let's go out
somewhere and get totally mokus. -- Tappa Tyrn

Ah, a standby.  An excellent way to begin my career here, I think.  May I meet many
more, and all of them as easy. -- Melost the Gray

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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LORIN TEN KORO bested DUCK KA-BOB in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
BETTER DUCK won victory over MERRO DOSH in a 2 minute expert's battle.
JOEVINA SARIL demolished HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TENDERIZED DUCK devastated TAPPA TYRN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
UNLUCKY DUCK narrowly defeated SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 2 minute bloody match.
DOOMED DUCK devastated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MELOST THE GRAY barely slew OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    42 -  19 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  3      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 412 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              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        18   8  0  109 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       DOOMED DUCK 6963            7   1  3   58 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
BASHING ATTACK   TENDERIZED DUCK 6944        9   6  1   56 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 LORIN TEN KORO 6916.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCK KA-BOB 
6939, BETTER DUCK 6889, JOEVINA SARIL 6904, UNLUCKY DUCK 6962, TENDERIZED DUCK 6944, 
MELOST THE GRAY 6969, MERRO DOSH 6912, DOOMED DUCK 6963, TAPPA TYRN 6968, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TAPPA TYRN 6968.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOOMED DUCK 6963, MERRO DOSH 6912, MELOST THE GRAY 6969, TENDERIZED 
DUCK 6944, UNLUCKY DUCK 6962, JOEVINA SARIL 6904, BETTER DUCK 6889, DUCK KA-BOB 6939, 
LORIN TEN KORO 6916, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LORIN TEN KORO (65-6916) SAND DANCERS (233)