DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/17/2010    Duedate: 11/30/2010

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAMBA
SERPENTS HOLD (732)
(65-7055) [10-4-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAMBA                          KOLACTAN KABOB
SERPENTS HOLD (732)            SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7055) [10-4-0,87]          (65-7072) [1-0-1,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARITH TEN MORU                RECOIL
SAND DANCERS (233)             SERPENTS HOLD (732)
(65-7047) [14-8-0,64]          (65-7063) [11-3-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)        46
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          31      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (732)         27      Unchartered Team
4. GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)    19
5. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    -10      GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)   1   0  0  100   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 1
 2/ 0 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)    8   3  0 72.7   2/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       7  6 0
 3/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       48  21  1 69.6   3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)           4  7 0
 4/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)          256 254  6 50.2   4/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      2  3 1
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1057 %1129 32 48.4   5/ 0*GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)  1  0 0
 6/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)       2   3  1 40.0   6/ 0 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   0  1 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 657): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 659): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 548): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 653): MORGUE of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 641): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 638): CRAY DAIZY of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 630): MAIRIE MCANGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): 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 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 520): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 505): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 487): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): 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 437): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 657): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 659): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 548): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 653): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 655): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 326): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 641): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 638): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 630): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 520): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 505): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 487): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 437): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 657): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 659): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): MINI ME of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, 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.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAL SHANG games.  Former top team SERPENTS HOLD was 
unseated this week as SAND DANCERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-3-1 record for the round.  KOLACTAN KABOB caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GALANDIA and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, RAVAGING RADISH put down 
SILVER EYES, causing her to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Due to its 
absence and inability to defend the throne, KRAIT has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MAMBA, Duelmaster of 
DAL SHANG!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in DAL SHANG seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city DAL SHANG.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  SAND DANCERS is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding SAND DANCERS.  Indeed it was SERPENTS HOLD.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there 
is but one reward--death.  This past week MAWU, at 5-10-0, departed DAL SHANG 
forever.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DAL SHANG.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAMBA 7055                   10   4  0    87       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KRAIT 7054                   10   2  0    87       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 HARLEQUIN 7056               11   4  0    72       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RECOIL 7063                  11   3  0    66       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         14   8  0    64       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DILBERT 6587                  8   3  0    60       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SSSKAH 7059                   6   9  0    56       CASTAWAYS (387)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          12  19  0    55       SAND DANCERS (233)
 SLIM 7071                     6   4  1    53       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 TOES 7061                     6   9  0    46       CASTAWAYS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077            8   3  1    45       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLACTAN KABOB 7072           1   0  1    20       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
 RAVAGING RADISH 7084          1   0  0    19       GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)
 ZENSU LASAGNA 7074            1   0  0    11       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
 SILVER EYES 7088              1   1  0     5       CASTAWAYS (387)
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089          0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAWU 7062               5 10 0 CASTAWAYS 387        KORDAL T'ROHN 7077    482   
GALANDIA 7090           0  1 0 SAND DANCERS 233     KOLACTAN KABOB 7072   482   
BREAKFAST 7073          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   QUEEN OF STEEL        482  NONE
DINNER 7076             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   SARZINA THE BRIG      482  NONE
LUNCH 7075              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   BLACK STORM           482  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Huh, it appears that nothing interesting happened here while I was sick.  Certainly
nothing worthy of comment.  Ah, well, it isn't like anyone here would notice whether
I said anything or not, and this must be enough of a personal to cram the newsletter
through the printer. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BREAKFAST was butchered by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUNCH was butchered by BLACK STORM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DINNER was murdered by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DILBERT was subdued by HARLEQUIN in a 1 minute fight.
MAMBA vanquished SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SLIM was defeated by HARITH TEN MORU in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
SSSKAH was outwaited by RECOIL in a popular 11 minute bloody duel.
KORDAL T'ROHN executed MAWU in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GARNO TEN KORO was overcome by TOES in a 1 minute melee.
SILVER EYES was viciously subdued by RAVAGING RADISH in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
ZENSU LASAGNA vanquished MARAN TEN PALAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
KOLACTAN KABOB easily killed GALANDIA in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 482 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MAMBA 7055                 10   4  0   87 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
LUNGING ATTACK   HARLEQUIN 7056             11   4  0   72 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RECOIL 7063                11   3  0   66 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARITH TEN MORU 7047       14   8  0   64 SAND DANCERS (233)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077          8   3  1   45 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARITH TEN MORU 7047.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was RECOIL 7063.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAVAGING RADISH 7084, 
HARITH TEN MORU 7047, ZENSU LASAGNA 7074, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, MAMBA 7055, SLIM 7071, 
TOES 7061, KOLACTAN KABOB 7072, DILBERT 6587, and HARLEQUIN 7056.

The least popular fighter this week was SSSKAH 7059.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GALANDIA 7090, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, DINNER 7076, LUNCH 7075, BREAKFAST 
7073, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, SILVER EYES 7088, MAWU 7062, HARLEQUIN 7056, and DILBERT 
6587.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY L

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCARLET HAG 3237 (59-72-1)             6  3  0         ARMOR & WEAPONS      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHEN 4973 (26-15-0)                    4  3  0         BATTLE SCHOOL        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOBIAS BEECHER 5035 (9-2-1)            1  3  0         OZ 2                 

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOLACTAN KABOB 7072 (0-0-0)            4  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RAVAGING RADISH 7084 (0-0-0)           0  3  0         GARDEN OF DARKNESS