DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/27/2008    Duedate: 03/11/2008

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-413

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUCK KA-BOB
MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
(65-6939) [13-4-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUCK KA-BOB                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIGHTY DUCKS (720)             
(65-6939) [13-4-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JOEVINA SARIL                  DUCK KA-BOB
SAND DANCERS (233)             MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
(65-6904) [19-11-0,91]         (65-6939) [13-4-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          38
2. SPARTICUS FIVE (32)          0      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)         -33      Unchartered Team

                                       CLAN OF FOOLS (326)

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/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)       11  4 1
 2/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       279 249 12 52.8   2/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        7  8 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       872 974 22 47.2   3- 3*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 588): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): 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 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): WEEZY DANG of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): 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 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): GREEWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): 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 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (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.)
 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I salute an excellent effort, Duck Ka-Bob.  Ignore those louts in the stands who
made jokes about your name and my spear.

                                   Lorin ten Koro

P.S.  The Commission strikes again.  Longsword, though I don't have the strength or
wit for it.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAL SHANG?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, MIGHTY DUCKS, since SAND 
DANCERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see TAPPA TYRN win a fight and gain 28 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, TAPPA TYRN beat TENDERIZED DUCK and TENDERIZED DUCK lost 21 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as DUCK KA-BOB takes 
the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in DAL SHANG to get a drink than The Blazing 
Unicorn!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK KA-BOB 6939             13   4  0   105       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOEVINA SARIL 6904           19  11  0    91       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912              15  14  1    84       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTER DUCK 6889             14  20  0    64       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DOOMED DUCK 6963              7   2  3    57       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAPPA TYRN 6968               4   2  0    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 UNLUCKY DUCK 6962             5   4  1    39       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TENDERIZED DUCK 6944          9   7  1    35       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOST THE GRAY 6969          3   0  1    25       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Better Duck -- Guess you are. -- Merro Dosh
P.S.  If you wouldn't mind answering a sort-of personal question, do you have to fly
north and south with the seasons?  I heard some geese headed north yesterday morning,
and while I was glad for the sign of spring, I didn't envy them the long haul in
unpleasant weather.  It snowed by the end of the day.

Ah, standbys. -- Joevina Saril

Tenderized Duck -- Gotta say, you seemed might tough to me. -- Tappa Tyrn

And again, ah, standbys. -- Melost the Gray

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 was bested by DUCK KA-BOB in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
BETTER DUCK was vanquished by MERRO DOSH in a 1 minute uneven battle.
JOEVINA SARIL demolished DOOMED DUCK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TENDERIZED DUCK was devastated by TAPPA TYRN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
UNLUCKY DUCK was overpowered by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MELOST THE GRAY defeated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  18 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  3      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -   8 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  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 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 413 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     
                              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   DUCK KA-BOB 6939           13   4  0  105 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
AIMED BLOW       DOOMED DUCK 6963            7   2  3   57 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
BASHING ATTACK   UNLUCKY DUCK 6962           5   4  1   39 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JOEVINA SARIL 6904.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DUCK KA-BOB 6939.  The ten other most popular fighters were MERRO DOSH 6912, 
JOEVINA SARIL 6904, TAPPA TYRN 6968, MELOST THE GRAY 6969, UNLUCKY DUCK 6962, BETTER 
DUCK 6889, DOOMED DUCK 6963, TENDERIZED DUCK 6944,  0, and  0.

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

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

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