DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/03/2010    Duedate: 11/16/2010

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KRAIT
SERPENTS HOLD (732)
(65-7054) [10-2-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KRAIT                          POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD (732)            
(65-7054) [10-2-0,87]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KRAIT                          GARNO TEN KORO
SERPENTS HOLD (732)            SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7054) [10-2-0,87]          (65-7037) [12-18-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (732)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CASTAWAYS (387)             40
2. SAND DANCERS (233)           7      SERPENTS HOLD (732)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (732)          6      Unchartered Team
4. REIGNING DOOM (533)          0
5. ROGUE WARRIORS (735)         0      DARK ARENA II (288)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       45  20  1 69.2   1/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       8  6 0
 2- 2 REIGNING DOOM (533)      101  84 10 54.6   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)          255 251  6 50.4   3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)           5  5 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1055 %1126 31 48.4   4- 4 REIGNING DOOM (533)       1  0 0
 5- 5*ROGUE WARRIORS (735)       0  13  0  0.0   5- 5*ROGUE WARRIORS (735)      0  2 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 656): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): MAIRIE MCANGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 653): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAL SHANG?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, SAND DANCERS, since SERPENTS 
HOLD took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 
3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, CASTAWAYS, the Fates teach humility, and the 
Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see HARLEQUIN win a 
fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, HARLEQUIN beat HARITH TEN MORU and 
HARITH TEN MORU lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or 
broken, our Duelmaster LOEKER SMITH challenged this turn.  And it's out with the old, 
in with the new, as LOEKER SMITH takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, DAL SHANG?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  SAND 
DANCERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SERPENTS HOLD.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, LOEKER SMITH was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for DAL SHANG's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in DAL SHANG to get a drink than The Blazing 
Unicorn!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRAIT 7054                   10   2  0    87       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAMBA 7055                    9   4  0    73       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OBLIVION 5553                 5   5  2    66       REIGNING DOOM (533)
 SLIM 7071                     6   3  1    65       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 SSSKAH 7059                   6   8  0    64       CASTAWAYS (387)
 HARLEQUIN 7056               10   4  0    57       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RECOIL 7063                  10   3  0    56       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          12  18  0    54       SAND DANCERS (233)
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         13   8  0    47       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077            7   3  0    34       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAWU 7062                     5   9  0    32       CASTAWAYS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOES 7061                     5   9  0    27       CASTAWAYS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER EYES 7088              1   0  0    20       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

Sorry no personals today.  Really sick. -- Jorja and whoever I'm running here

This personal contains no information.  You need not read it.  It exists only to
convince hal that the critical parts of the newsletter are present and ready to
print.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRAIT was devastated by LOEKER SMITH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
CHAEGO SARILDAN vanquished SLIM in a 1 minute uneven battle.
HARITH TEN MORU was subdued by HARLEQUIN in a 1 minute fight.
KORDAL T'ROHN was vanquished by SSSKAH in a 3 minute mismatched brawl.
RECOIL overpowered SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GARNO TEN KORO bested MAWU in a action packed 5 minute gory brawl.
TOES devastated HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SILVER EYES handily defeated OLTIMAL THE LAME 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 481 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    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KRAIT 7054                 10   2  0   87 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
SLASHING ATTACK  SLIM 7071                   6   3  1   65 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
LUNGING ATTACK   HARLEQUIN 7056             10   4  0   57 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RECOIL 7063                10   3  0   56 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KRAIT 7054.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GARNO TEN KORO 7037.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAWU 7062, SSSKAH 
7059, HARLEQUIN 7056, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, RECOIL 7063, TOES 7061, KRAIT 7054, HARITH 
TEN MORU 7047, SILVER EYES 7088, and SLIM 7071.

The least popular fighter this week was SLIM 7071.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SILVER EYES 7088, HARITH TEN MORU 7047, KRAIT 7054, TOES 7061, RECOIL 
7063, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, HARLEQUIN 7056, SSSKAH 7059, MAWU 7062, and GARNO TEN KORO 
7037.

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

CHAEGO SARILDAN (65-6995) SAND DANCERS (233)
LOEKER SMITH (65-7022) SAND DANCERS (233)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!