DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/03/2008    Duedate: 12/16/2008

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-433

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROPE MAN
MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6928) [7-0-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MERRO DOSH                     ROPE MAN
SAND DANCERS (233)             MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6912) [22-27-1,94]         (65-6928) [7-0-0,108]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MERRO DOSH                     ROPE MAN
SAND DANCERS (233)             MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6912) [22-27-1,94]         (65-6928) [7-0-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          29
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          10      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. MIGHTY HEROES (728)         10      Unchartered Team

                                       MIGHTY HEROES (728)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MIGHTY HEROES (728)        7   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       10  4 1
 2/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       340 282 17 54.7   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 2
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       920 %1025 24 47.3   3/ 3*MIGHTY HEROES (728)       2  0 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 606): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 432): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in DAL 
SHANG.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for DOOMED DUCK, who flew up 9 points in the rankings after 
mashing MELOST THE GRAY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was MELOST THE GRAY, who dropped 6 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with DOOMED DUCK.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit 
back and say 'Challenge me'!  ROPE MAN made a challenge against MERRO DOSH this week. 
Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was SAND DANCERS' 
MERRO DOSH, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by ROPE MAN.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the DAL SHANG arena.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROPE MAN 6928                 7   0  0   108       MIGHTY HEROES (728)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERRO DOSH 6912              22  27  1    94       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOOMED DUCK 6963             16  13  4    71       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOST THE GRAY 6969         12  11  1    60       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEJA DUCK 6980                5   1  1    52       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DUCK CUTLETS 6981             8   0  0    44       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982          3   3  1    25       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 GRIZOLPOP 6984                4   0  2    24       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SORRELISHE 6985               3   1  0    20       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DESTINY DUCK 6986       0  1 0 MIGHTY DUCKS 720     GRIZOLPOP 6984        433   
GOOPHYS 6970            8  8 0 SAND DANCERS 233     DEJA DUCK 6980        429  NOT REVENGED
PINK ELEPHANT 6979      1  7 0 SAND DANCERS 233     FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982  433   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rope Man -- Amazing, I didn't know a rope could DO things like that.  Thanks for
sparing me having to find some inadequate words for the column. -- Merro Dosh
P.S.  I feel a little like a yoyo here.  Duelmaster and not, back and forth.  Does
that make me the "standby" duelmaster?

Doomed Duck -- Not doomed enough. -- Melost the Gray
P.S.  But I'm working on it.

Duck Cutlets -- That's a joke, isn't it? -- Pink Elephant, still hung over and glad
of it because nothing else feels as bad

Flightless Duck -- I like to think of you TRAPPED here with winter banging on the
door.  Ha! -- Sorrelishe

Ah, standbys.  Great guys, I'd buy 'em all beers but they drink too much as it is. --
Grizolpop

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROPE MAN devastated MERRO DOSH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
DOOMED DUCK subdued MELOST THE GRAY in a popular 1 minute veteran's melee.
DEJA DUCK vanquished KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DUCK CUTLETS savagely defeated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 1 minute brutal fight.
PINK ELEPHANT was dealt death by FLIGHTLESS DUCK in a 1 minute brawl.
SORRELISHE vanquished NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GRIZOLPOP executed DESTINY DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   1 -  0      92  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 433 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROPE MAN 6928               7   0  0  108 MIGHTY HEROES (728)
AIMED BLOW       DOOMED DUCK 6963           16  13  4   71 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
PARRY-STRIKE     MELOST THE GRAY 6969       12  11  1   60 SAND DANCERS (233)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEJA DUCK 6980              5   1  1   52 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
SLASHING ATTACK  DUCK CUTLETS 6981           8   0  0   44 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MERRO DOSH 6912.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ROPE MAN 6928.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOOMED DUCK 6963, 
FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982, MELOST THE GRAY 6969, DEJA DUCK 6980, DUCK CUTLETS 6981, 
SORRELISHE 6985, GRIZOLPOP 6984, MERRO DOSH 6912, PINK ELEPHANT 6979, and DESTINY 
DUCK 6986.

The least popular fighter this week was DESTINY DUCK 6986.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PINK ELEPHANT 6979, MERRO DOSH 6912, GRIZOLPOP 6984, SORRELISHE 
6985, DUCK CUTLETS 6981, DEJA DUCK 6980, MELOST THE GRAY 6969, FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982, 
DOOMED DUCK 6963, and ROPE MAN 6928.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STILE 5941 (96-68-2)                   2  3  0         DARK TOADS           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
COINSPINNER 4495 (25-16-1)             5  3  0         BOOK OF SWORDS       

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TITANIA 5835 (41-26-0)                 0  2  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 3J   

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DIRT BAG 4832 (37-18-1)                4  3  0         SCUM                 
HAYWIRE 5413 (23-13-1)                 1  3  0         WHO ARMED THEM?      
DISORDER 6419 (36-19-3)                0  2  0         PARANOIA             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VENTURE 6949 (0-0-0)                   0  2  0         BLACK DIAMOND II     

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENOLA GAY 6283 (2-1-0)                 0  2  0         DOOMSDAY4DOOMCORPS   

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHEN WU 3792 (4-1-0)                   4  3  0         I'M HISTORY          
ZOMBIE SEDUCTRESS 3817 (1-1-0)         3  3  0         ARMOR & WEAPONS