DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/18/2009    Duedate: 12/01/2009

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FSSTIS KACHIEU
CASTAWAYS (387)
(65-3370) [26-26-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FSSTIS KACHIEU                 POSITION IS EMPTY
CASTAWAYS (387)                
(65-3370) [26-26-1,116]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FSSTIS KACHIEU                 KARMA
CASTAWAYS (387)                TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
(65-3370) [26-26-1,116]        (65-6925) [8-13-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CASTAWAYS (387)             68
2. TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)   4      CASTAWAYS (387)
3. SAND DANCERS (233)         -18      Unchartered Team

                                       THE NON-PUNIES (156)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CASTAWAYS (387)          214 204  5 51.2   1/ 1 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724)  9  5 0
 2/ 3 TIL DEATH DO US PA (724) 359 368 32 49.4   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  8 0
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       994 %1075 29 48.0   3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)           6  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

          + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Til Death Do Us Part ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Near Caer:

     Wild Weasel scanned the camp looking for damage, nothing really seemed out of
place.  Nothing broken, no real signs of struggle.  It was hard to believe there had
been a fight here at all.  In fact, if it wasn't for the wounded men being attended
to by the camp doctor and Lameto, it would have looked normal.  Everyday.  An
ordinary camp.
     "So, when did the orcs attack?" Weasel asked the camp foreman.
     "About an hour before you got here.  We'd just finished breakfast."  He pointed
to the dining area.
     Weasel looked toward the dining area.  Everything there was tossed around,
tables knocked over, forks and plates scattered everywhere.  If there was a raid,
then it must have started there.  But it still didn't feel right.  He shook his head,
not putting his dissatisfaction into words.  To the foreman he said, "Okay, gather
your men.  Anyone that's capable of using a sword.  We will put an end to this once
and for all."  He looked along the path that led farther up the mountain.  Wild
Weasel had never fought an orc before, but he figured that it should be easy enough
for a couple of Lord Protectors and some angry miners.
     "I'll get right to it."  The foreman turned to go, then looked back over his
shoulder.  "Thank you again."
     Weasel watched him leave, shook his head again, and then walked over to the
dining area to inspect the damage more carefully.  Nothing was broken, just tossed
around.  No blood, and the footprints he could see didn't indicate a fight.  Why
would the miners pretend there'd been an attack?  And if those men didn't get hurt in
an attack, what happened to them?  He needed more information.

     Lameto was bandaging a young man's arm.  It was a clean wound, and lucky for him
it had missed everything important and he would live to fight another day.  "There
you go."  He put the finishing touches on the field wrap.  "You'll be back in action
in no time."
     "Thank you."  The young man didn't get up.  The look on his face was not pain or
fear but more like remorse.  He just sat where he was and stared at the ground.
     Lameto frowned.  "Hey, kid, are you alright?"  No response.  He looked around,
and everyone was being taken care of, so he felt he could spend a little more time
with this one.  "What's your name?"
     "Devin," he said quietly.
     "Nice to meet you, Devin."  The boy didn't respond.  Lameto guessed he might be
in shock, not from the relatively minor wound, but from the fight.  "How old are
you?"
     "Fifteen," he said, still looking at the ground.
     Fifteen?  This was no place for someone who was little more than a child, even
without the orc raids.  He should be back in town getting an education, hanging out
with friends, or whatever young people did these days.  Not fighting for his life.
"Where are you parents?" Lameto asked.  When Devin remained silent, he said, "Look,
I'm going to be here a while, so if you want someone to talk to, you come find me,
okay?"
     Devin nodded.
     Lameto stood up, then reached down and ruffled the boy's hair a bit.  Devin
looked up and almost smiled.  Lameto smiled back.  "You stay here and rest as long as
you want, okay?"
     The boy nodded again and watched Lameto walk toward the other wounded men.

Dal Shang, Til Death Do Us Part guildhouse:

     "A dragon?  Are you serious?"  Killjoy was shocked to hear the news.
     Aranthar and Sitha, along with Bobika and Octavia, finished telling of the
events down in the Twisted Lands.  Also present were Witchblade and her brother
Warblade, Synthia standing next to Joy, and the two new members of the team, Razia
and Agerus.
     "Yes.  Hobgoblin was riding it," Aranthar said.  "If it hadn't been for
Angelfire," he tapped the sword sheathed at his hip, "Sitha and I would not have
survived."
     "This is getting out of hand.  He needs to be stopped now."  Joy turned to
Witchblade.  "Katerina, please tell them what you know."
     She stepped forward.  "Some time ago, I met a man by the name of Tennerus.  We
spent, well, call it some time together."  She paused to look at Aranthar.  "You know
of this man, correct?"
     "Yes, he howned the castle Hobgoblin sacked."
     "That's a shame.  He was a good man."  She looked honestly sad, then recomposed
herself.  "Well, during our time together, he told me lots of things.  Mostly
bragging about how important he was or about the massive fortune he'd amassed over
the years.  He was a very proud man.  And very ambitious.  But there was this one
thing he would always bring up."
     "The power swords," Aranthar said.
     Witchblade narrowed her eyes at him.  "Yes, Man-O-War," she said sharply.  She
didn't like being interrupted.  "A sword of power."  She stared at him coldly for a
moment, then slowly relaxed when she saw that Aranthar had gotten that message loud
and clear.
     "He had one sword already, and he'd found out where another one was located.  He
was making plans to go recover it.  It's up north in Kekoral, Aranthar."  She made
eye contact with him again.  "You're going home, Knight."

Jade Mountain:

     The night was very dark in the Jade Valley.  Hobgoblin and Fractured Skull,
dressed in black, moved through the trees and all the way to the walls of Castle
Lucan unnoticed.  Hobgoblin held his hand up, and Frac froze in his tracks.  After
listening for a moment, Hobgoblin pulled out a grappling hook, spun it around his
head, and launched it over the wall.  With a few tugs to make sure it was secure, he
began climbing the rope, moving faster than any normal man might do.  Frac started up
behind him.
     When Hobgoblin had reached the top, he flung himself up onto the wall and into a
crouch, looking quickly in both directions.  "A door at each end," he thought.
"We're going to have to separate."
     Frac reached the top and rolled over onto the sentry walk.  Hobgoblin made eye
contact with him, then began to gesture.  First a finger to his lips.  Then pointing
at Frac and the south door, indicating--he hoped--that his companion should go that
way while he took the north door.  Last, he pointed toward the moon, and moved his
finger far enough to indicate one hour's motion across the sky.  Frac nodded and
headed for his door.
     As soon as he was gone, Hobgoblin turned to the north door, slowly pulled it
open, and slipped through.

To be continued ...

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 631): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 618): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 310): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): VEXED VIKING of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 566): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 457): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 403): LANCE of IRON MEN (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 519): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 631): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 618): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 310): OVERLORDS (The Icelord?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 566): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 457): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 403): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 519): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 611): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 402): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     That was an opponent?  A fight?  I thought the announcer had almost swallowed a
bug and was spitting it out, and then I tried to swat it away....  Er, ah, welcome to
Dal Shang, Fsstis.

                                      Luisenya

                                      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 FLITCHAK, who flew up 25 points in the rankings after 
mashing CHAEGO SARILDAN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was CHAEGO SARILDAN, who dropped 23 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with FLITCHAK.  It's a proud day for the 
CASTAWAYS stable, as their warrior, FSSTIS KACHIEU, ascended the Duelmaster's throne. 
Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     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?).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and 
take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FSSTIS KACHIEU 3370          26  26  1   116       CASTAWAYS (387)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUISENYA 6992                16   9  1    90       SAND DANCERS (233)
 FLITCHAK 3365                12  11  1    83       CASTAWAYS (387)
 SORRELISHE 6985              18  11  2    80       SAND DANCERS (233)
 ICECLAW 3364                 12   8  0    79       CASTAWAYS (387)
 SHAMISH 3368                 18  13  0    71       CASTAWAYS (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARMA 6925                    8  13  0    61       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995         13  10  0    60       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHAH RAKAH 3367              13   9  0    54       CASTAWAYS (387)
 LOEKER SMITH 7022            10   4  0    54       SAND DANCERS (233)
 BOBIKA VHETT 6914            11  14  0    47       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037           3   4  0    27       SAND DANCERS (233)
 AGERUS 7038                   4   1  1    25       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAZIA 7035                    5   3  1    19       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)
 CELKOVY UNIK 7040             1   0  0    13       TIL DEATH DO US PART (724)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ELM 3362                2  2 1 FORESTRY 386         SORRELISHE 6985       455   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Garno -- You haven't seen anything yet!! -- Razia

Sorrelishe -- I'm sorry for being so quiet the last few rounds.  There has been a lot
on my mind with all the swords, demons, dragons, necromancers, and all.  Sheesh, I
need a vacation... -- Bobika
P.S.  Dinner sounds great!  That is, if the offer is still open.

Chaego --- Yeah, I have been on a nice winning streak leading up to me moving on.  I
really had my doubts that I was gonna make it at all there for a while.  I'm so happy
I did.  When you get there I will be waiting for you. -- Chiana

Khah -- I think I'm really starting to get the hang of this. -- Karma

Iceclaw -- Oooh, now that was nasty. -- Bobika

Polhhis the Candle -- A candle??  Really??  Oh, come on, now. -- Agerus

Garno -- Okay, the mime thing... that's not true.  You fight better then any mime I
have seen. -- Razia

Shamish -- Think of it as a limbering-up exercise. -- Chaego Sarildan

Flitchak -- Amazing, you're six foot two and not listed as a dwarf!  Somebody must be
slipping. -- Sorrelishe

Darned dwarven standbys! -- Loeker Smith

Razia -- Well, if I have to lose again, best if it's to a beautiful woman. -- Garno
ten Koro

Luisenya -- You nearly severed it.  *hisses disgustedly* -- Fsstis Kachieu
P.S.  I'm the popularity leader.  I care nothing for the regard of humans.  *preens*

Chaego Sarildan -- Wow, you Sand Dancers seem to be pretty formidable warriors.  I'll
have to watch out for you! -- Shamish

Sorrelishe -- Well, at least I got you desperate with the hip-bump.  Don't know how
to bump back, eh?  It's part of our culture, the frottage dance. -- Flitchak

Bobika Vhett -- One hit, and you go down?  Psh! -- Iceclaw

Karma -- You should have quit while I was ahead.  Darn you high-endurance types,
lasting till the third round! -- Khah Rakah
P.S.  This week's favorite!  All right!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUISENYA was devastated by FSSTIS KACHIEU in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CHAEGO SARILDAN was vanquished by FLITCHAK in a 1 minute uneven battle.
SORRELISHE demolished HELVAN QUICKHAND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
ICECLAW overpowered LOEKER SMITH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHAMISH devastated BOBIKA VHETT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KHAH RAKAH overpowered AGERUS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KARMA devastated KORKA THE HAIRY in a 5 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
RAZIA lost to GARNO TEN KORO in a 1 minute duel.
CELKOVY UNIK vanquished HERROL TWO-FINGER 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                  5         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  16 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 458 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     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  LUISENYA 6992              16   9  1   90 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLITCHAK 3365              12  11  1   83 CASTAWAYS (387)
WALL OF STEEL    KHAH RAKAH 3367            13   9  0   54 CASTAWAYS (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FSSTIS KACHIEU 3370.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KARMA 6925.  The ten other most popular fighters were SORRELISHE 6985, 
SHAMISH 3368, KHAH RAKAH 3367, FLITCHAK 3365, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, CELKOVY UNIK 7040, 
LUISENYA 6992, FSSTIS KACHIEU 3370, ICECLAW 3364, and RAZIA 7035.

The least popular fighter this week was AGERUS 7038.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BOBIKA VHETT 6914, LOEKER SMITH 7022, CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995, RAZIA 7035, 
ICECLAW 3364, FSSTIS KACHIEU 3370, LUISENYA 6992, CELKOVY UNIK 7040, GARNO TEN KORO 
7037, and FLITCHAK 3365.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FSSTIS KACHIEU (65-3370) CASTAWAYS (387)