DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2009    Duedate: 01/27/2009

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-436

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROPE MAN
MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6928) [10-0-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROPE MAN                       GEORGE PETERS
MIGHTY HEROES (728)            MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
(65-6928) [10-0-0,130]         (65-6988) [4-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MELOST THE GRAY                ROPE MAN
SAND DANCERS (233)             MIGHTY HEROES (728)
(65-6969) [14-12-1,85]         (65-6928) [10-0-0,130]

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. MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)      4      MIGHTY HEROES (728)
3. MIGHTY HEROES (728)          3      Unchartered Team
4. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          -3
                                       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MIGHTY HEROES (728)       10   0  0  100   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 1
 2/ 2*MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)    7   1  1 87.5   2/ 3*MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)   6  1 1
 3/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       344 293 17 54.0   3/ 2 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        4 11 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       928 %1032 25 47.3   4/ 4 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 609): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): SETH of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 472): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): 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 435): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 609): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 472): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): 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.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, 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.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE 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  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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAL SHANG!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Although MELOST THE GRAY made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious ROPE MAN.  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DAL SHANG.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  LUISENYA take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in DAL SHANG.  I can 
not but mention with disdain the name of FRANK PEREGORY who this week posted a 
challenge to a warrior a full 9 points below in the rankings.  I thought FRANK 
PEREGORY showed great skill and promise when he lost to LUISENYA.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROPE MAN 6928                10   0  0   130       MIGHTY HEROES (728)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MELOST THE GRAY 6969         14  12  1    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DOOMED DUCK 6963             16  16  4    68       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIZOLPOP 6984                7   0  2    66       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK CUTLETS 6981             9   2  0    44       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 DEJA DUCK 6980                6   3  1    38       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982          5   4  1    33       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 GEORGE PETERS 6988            4   0  0    28       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAMES REECE 6987              2   0  1    19       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)
 LUISENYA 6992                 1   2  0    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
 SORRELISHE 6985               4   3  1    16       SAND DANCERS (233)
 CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995          1   0  0    11       SAND DANCERS (233)
 FRANK PEREGORY 6991           1   1  0     4       MEDAL OF HONOR J8 (731)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENGEFUL DUCK 6994            0   2  0     2       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BERVAN THE TINKE        0  0 0                      JAMES REECE 6987      436  NONE
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 -- I suppose that's a compliment, and when I get out of the Infirmary, I
might well see it as such.  Good luck to you in your career, but I'm out of this game
and ready to take up something sane: bungee jumping, maybe. -- Merro Dosh

Doomed Duck -- You're a feathered fiend, but I put one over on you that time! --
Melost the Grey

Deja Duck -- Uh... have we done this before?  I don't seem to recall. -- Grizolpop

Flightless Duck -- Well done. -- Sorrelishe

Frank Peregory -- That name seems familiar, but I see you're new.  In this carnation,
anyway.  Oh, well. -- Luisenya

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRANK PEREGORY was devastated by LUISENYA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ROPE MAN viciously subdued MELOST THE GRAY in a action packed 1 minute Title battle.
DOOMED DUCK was narrowly defeated by CAPTIAN LENSAR in a crowd pleasing 5 minute duel.
FLIGHTLESS DUCK was overpowered by ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRIZOLPOP devastated DUCK CUTLETS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEJA DUCK devastated SORRELISHE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
GEORGE PETERS overpowered NORMAR THE BLOND in a 1 minute uneven melee.
JAMES REECE viciously butchered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute gory beginner's duel.
VENGEFUL DUCK was vanquished by CHAEGO SARILDAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  2      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   7 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 436 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         0 -  2         4  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              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              10   0  0  130 MIGHTY HEROES (728)
PARRY-STRIKE     MELOST THE GRAY 6969       14  12  1   85 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  DUCK CUTLETS 6981           9   2  0   44 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEJA DUCK 6980              6   3  1   38 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 ROPE MAN 6928.  The ten other most popular fighters were DOOMED DUCK 6963, 
DEJA DUCK 6980, JAMES REECE 6987, GRIZOLPOP 6984, GEORGE PETERS 6988, FRANK PEREGORY 
6991, LUISENYA 6992, SORRELISHE 6985, CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995, and MELOST THE GRAY 6969.

The least popular fighter this week was VENGEFUL DUCK 6994.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DUCK CUTLETS 6981, FLIGHTLESS DUCK 6982, MELOST THE GRAY 6969, 
CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995, SORRELISHE 6985, LUISENYA 6992, FRANK PEREGORY 6991, GEORGE 
PETERS 6988, GRIZOLPOP 6984, and JAMES REECE 6987.