DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/06/2010    Duedate: 10/19/2010

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KRAIT
SERPENTS HOLD (732)
(65-7054) [9-1-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KRAIT                          POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD (732)            
(65-7054) [9-1-0,98]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAEGO SARILDAN                KORDAL T'ROHN
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6995) [23-21-2,92]         (65-7077) [6-2-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (732)         44
2. CASTAWAYS (387)             16      SERPENTS HOLD (732)
3. REIGNING DOOM (533)         10      Unchartered Team
4. ROGUE WARRIORS (735)         2
5. SAND DANCERS (233)         -25      ROGUE WARRIORS (735)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       41  15  1 73.2   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 REIGNING DOOM (533)      101  84 10 54.6   2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       8  7 0
 3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)          252 247  6 50.5   3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)           6  5 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1048 %1123 31 48.3   4/ 4 REIGNING DOOM (533)       3  0 0
 5/ 5*ROGUE WARRIORS (735)       0  13  0  0.0   5/ 5*ROGUE WARRIORS (735)      0  6 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 654): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 542): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 643): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): EATEN ALIVE! Of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 587): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 440): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 426): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 542): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 542): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 643): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 587): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 440): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 542): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
              (turn 640): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                  (turn 477): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in DAL SHANG since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with KRAIT?  It 
actually beat SAND DANCERS' LOEKER SMITH, and walked away with 19 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at CASTAWAYS while they watched SSSKAH clobber RECOIL.  
He lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  CHAEGO 
SARILDAN was reminded on the sands why ABRA CADAVER is Duelmaster.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, LOEKER SMITH!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.  KORDAL T'ROHN didn't quite know what to make of a challenge 
he received from CONAN of ROGUE WARRIORS, who is 25 points below him.  CONAN perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he was bested by KORDAL T'ROHN and ended up with 3 
recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  DAL 
SHANG is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAIT 7054                    9   1  0    98       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995         23  21  2    92       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOEKER SMITH 7022            21  14  0    77       SAND DANCERS (233)
 SLIM 7071                     6   1  1    76       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OBLIVION 5553                 5   5  2    66       REIGNING DOOM (533)
 SSSKAH 7059                   5   7  0    64       CASTAWAYS (387)
 MAMBA 7055                    8   4  0    62       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         12   7  0    52       SAND DANCERS (233)
 RECOIL 7063                   9   2  0    50       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          10  18  0    48       SAND DANCERS (233)
 HARLEQUIN 7056                9   3  0    45       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077            6   2  0    32       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAWU 7062                     5   7  0    28       CASTAWAYS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOES 7061                     4   8  0    21       CASTAWAYS (387)
-THOR 7078                     0   3  0     3       ROGUE WARRIORS (735)
 CONAN 7079                    0   3  0     3       ROGUE WARRIORS (735)
 ZULU 7080                     0   3  0     3       ROGUE WARRIORS (735)
-VIKING 7081                   0   2  0     2       ROGUE WARRIORS (735)
-TIGRESS 7082                  0   2  0     2       ROGUE WARRIORS (735)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- On behalf of Rogue Warriors we are having a run of bad luck in the arena and I
believe our luck will be turning around soon.  There are some great teams and we will
be on soon. -- Zeus

     Any relation to the Zeus who manages in Malcorn?

Tigress -- I've often felt that some women should be kept in zoos.  Maybe not you,
but then again... maybe so.  Have you considered it?  Just think, someone else to do
the cooking and clean the 'house'. -- Kordal t'Rohn

Abra Cadaver -- Like I'm going to take the title and column from you?  As if! --
Loeker Smith

Slim -- Wishful thinking. -- Chaego Sarildan

Mamba -- I've been taking dancing lessons. -- Harith ten Moru

Mawu -- Did you hear the announcer choke as he called your name?  And they have to be
men without much in the way of finer feelings, given the kinds of names some managers
bestow on their gldaitors. -- Garno ten Koro

Our congratulations to Abra Cadaver. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRAIT devastated LOEKER SMITH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
CONAN was vanquished by KORDAL T'ROHN in a 2 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
ZULU was overpowered by MAWU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ABRA CADAVER devastated CHAEGO SARILDAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RECOIL was savagely defeated by SSSKAH in a 11 minute bloody competition.
HARITH TEN MORU was vanquished by SLIM in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
GARNO TEN KORO was overpowered by MAMBA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HARLEQUIN overpowered TOES in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  14 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 479 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KRAIT 7054                  9   1  0   98 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
SLASHING ATTACK  LOEKER SMITH 7022          21  14  0   77 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       MAMBA 7055                  8   4  0   62 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RECOIL 7063                 9   2  0   50 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
LUNGING ATTACK   HARLEQUIN 7056              9   3  0   45 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KORDAL T'ROHN 7077.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLIM 7071, 
MAMBA 7055, HARLEQUIN 7056, KRAIT 7054, MAWU 7062, RECOIL 7063, CONAN 7079, CHAEGO 
SARILDAN 6995, LOEKER SMITH 7022, and ZULU 7080.

The least popular fighter this week was TOES 7061.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GARNO TEN KORO 7037, HARITH TEN MORU 7047, SSSKAH 7059, ZULU 7080, 
LOEKER SMITH 7022, CHAEGO SARILDAN 6995, CONAN 7079, RECOIL 7063, MAWU 7062, and 
KRAIT 7054.

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

ABRA CADAVER (65-5322) REIGNING DOOM (533)