DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2008    Duedate: 01/13/2009

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-435

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROPE MAN
MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6928) [9-0-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MELOST THE GRAY                ROPE MAN
SAND DANCERS (233)             MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6969) [14-11-1,82]         (65-6928) [9-0-0,127]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELOST THE GRAY                MELOST THE GRAY
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6969) [14-11-1,82]         (65-6969) [14-11-1,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)     30
2. MIGHTY HEROES (728)         10      MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)           8      Unchartered Team
4. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)           1
                                       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)        9   0  0  100   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 2
 2/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)    5   0  0  100   2/ 1 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        7  8 1
 3/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       343 289 17 54.3   3/ 4*MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)   5  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       925 %1030 25 47.3   4/ 3*MIGHTY HEROES (728)       3  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 608): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): THE CYCLOPS of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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

     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...  Like, MIGHTY DUCKS had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by SAND DANCERS!  Way to go SAND 
DANCERS!  One team deserves special mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 3-0-0. 
Keep it up, MEDAL OF HONOR J8!  MVP award for JAMES REECE?  MEDAL OF HONOR J8's proud 
of him after beating HERROL TWO-FINGER and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer big 
time losers!  SORRELISHE got smashed by FLIGHTLESS DUCK, and lost 8 points!  Like 
SAND DANCERS' MERRO DOSH is sweating since he got challenged by Duelmaster ROPE MAN!  
This Duelmaster is like something else!  ROPE MAN stopped MERRO DOSH dead in his 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said DAL SHANG's Duelmaster was paying for drinks 
at The Blazing Unicorn?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can 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.  FLIGHTLESS DUCK really fought hard against 
SORRELISHE.  That'll teach SAND DANCERS not to go and kill any of MIGHTY DUCKS' guys 
again, huh!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROPE MAN 6928                 9   0  0   127       MIGHTY HEROES (728)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOST THE GRAY 6969         14  11  1    82       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DOOMED DUCK 6963             16  15  4    67       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIZOLPOP 6984                6   0  2    56       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DUCK CUTLETS 6981             9   1  0    51       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982          5   3  1    40       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEJA DUCK 6980                5   3  1    29       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEORGE PETERS 6988            3   0  0    23       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
 SORRELISHE 6985               4   2  1    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
 JAMES REECE 6987              1   0  0    13       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK PEREGORY 6991           1   0  0    11       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
 LUISENYA 6992                 0   2  0     2       SAND DANCERS (233)
 VENGEFUL DUCK 6994            0   1  0     1       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

'-' 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   
DUCK-HOOK 6993          0  1 0 MIGHTY DUCKS 720     SORRELISHE 6985       434  JUST REVENGED
PINK ELEPHANT 6979      1  7 0 SAND DANCERS 233     FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982  433   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rope Man -- This looks good to me!  You have to write a column, or not depending on
your manager, mine would have insisted.  And I get to graduate.  This has been a long
time coming for me; it isn't my first foray into the arena.  Good luck to you in your
career. -- Merro Dosh

Doomed Duck -- Not unless you put a little fat on.  If anyone tried to roast you now,
you'd be dry and tasteless.  Even oranges wouldn't help. -- Melost the Gray
P.S.  You do realize that if you Ducks would demonstrate a tad of personality with
the occasional personal, we wouldn't have to keep making these dry and tasteless
jokes about you by way of comment, don't you?  Jorja insists that we WRITE personals,
and what else is there to say?  She says that a mere comment of "Good fight" is
insufficient.

Deja Duck -- You're welcome to do that again and again.  A win and four skills works
fine for me.  Ah, "Good fight," right? -- Grizolpop

George Peters -- When Jorja saw the match-up, she said, "Must be tourney time."  I
don't know what she means by that?  Still, three skills are probably good, and if I
get a loss first thing, then I can switch over to winning, right? -- Luisenya

Mighty Ducks -- My intention was not to kill Duck-Hook, obviously, since it was a
random match.  But if you want to bloodfeud, I'll be here. -- Sorrelishe
P.S.  And no, I will not make jokes about his name.  Tasteless they may be against a
living opponent, against one who has died they would be Much Worse.  May he rest in
peace and come back with armor on.  That was just asking for death.

EPEE?  Is this some kind of sick joke?  What would I do with an epee? -- Merro Dosh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROPE MAN devastated MERRO DOSH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
MELOST THE GRAY won victory over DOOMED DUCK in a 2 minute expert's battle.
DUCK CUTLETS was demolished by HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRIZOLPOP devastated DEJA DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SORRELISHE was overpowered by FLIGHTLESS DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GEORGE PETERS devastated VENGEFUL DUCK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LUISENYA was devastated by FRANK PEREGORY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAMES REECE handily defeated HERROL TWO-FINGER 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                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  1      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  2      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|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 435 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ROPE MAN 6928               9   0  0  127 MIGHTY HEROES (728)
PARRY-STRIKE     MELOST THE GRAY 6969       14  11  1   82 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       DOOMED DUCK 6963           16  15  4   67 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
SLASHING ATTACK  DUCK CUTLETS 6981           9   1  0   51 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
BASHING ATTACK   FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982        5   3  1   40 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MELOST THE GRAY 6969.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MELOST THE GRAY 6969.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROPE MAN 
6928, GRIZOLPOP 6984, FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982, GEORGE PETERS 6988, FRANK PEREGORY 6991, 
JAMES REECE 6987, DOOMED DUCK 6963, SORRELISHE 6985, DUCK CUTLETS 6981, and DEJA DUCK 
6980.

The least popular fighter this week was LUISENYA 6992.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VENGEFUL DUCK 6994, DEJA DUCK 6980, DUCK CUTLETS 6981, SORRELISHE 6985, 
DOOMED DUCK 6963, JAMES REECE 6987, FRANK PEREGORY 6991, GEORGE PETERS 6988, 
FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982, and GRIZOLPOP 6984.

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

MERRO DOSH (65-6912) SAND DANCERS (233)