DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2010    Duedate: 12/28/2010

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

*HAPPY PHANTOM*
LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)
(65-5943) [12-2-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

*HAPPY PHANTOM*                POSITION IS EMPTY
LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)       
(65-5943) [12-2-1,138]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARITH TEN MORU                DILBERT
SAND DANCERS (233)             CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-7047) [15-9-0,74]          (65-6587) [10-3-0,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (732)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          16
2. SERPENTS HOLD (732)          9      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
3. LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)     8      Unchartered Team
4. CASTAWAYS (387)              8
5. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      6      THE HORDE III (328)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)   2   0  0  100   1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       6  4 0
 2/ 2 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   10   3  0 76.9   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  7 1
 3/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       51  24  1 68.0   3- 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      3  6 1
 4/ 4 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)  92  90  5 50.5   4/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)           3  7 0
 5/ 5 CASTAWAYS (387)          258 258  6 50.0   5/ 6 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)  2  0 1
 6/ 0 SPLIT INFINITY (521)      80  85  4 48.5   6- 5*GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)  2  0 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1061 %1133 32 48.4   7/ 7 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   2  1 0
 8- 7*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)       3   6  1 33.3   8/ 0 SPLIT INFINITY (521)      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 659): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 648): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 649): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 646): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 624): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 483): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 444): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 659): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 657): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 648): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 649): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 646): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 483): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 444): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 546): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
                (turn 551): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE... (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): JOEY of J (Sherlock, 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.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 
record which SAND DANCERS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a 
record will draw challengers!  SILVER EYES caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested HERROL TWO-FINGER and was awarded 10 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DILBERT put down SSSKAH, 
causing her to lose 1 points of recognition in the process.  Although HARITH TEN MORU 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious *HAPPY 
PHANTOM*.  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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DAL SHANG "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943         12   2  1   138       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KRAIT 7054                   11   2  0    93       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 HARLEQUIN 7056               13   4  0    91       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DILBERT 6587                 10   3  0    76       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         15   9  0    74       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RECOIL 7063                  11   4  0    62       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 SSSKAH 7059                   7  10  0    60       CASTAWAYS (387)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          13  20  0    59       SAND DANCERS (233)
-CHINA 6101                    8   4  0    57       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077            9   4  1    50       SAND DANCERS (233)
-*CRUCIFY* 5961                7   8  0    50       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)
 TOES 7061                     6  11  0    39       CASTAWAYS (387)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KOLACTAN KABOB 7072           2   0  1    27       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
-RAVAGING RADISH 7084          2   0  0    25       GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER EYES 7088              2   2  0    15       CASTAWAYS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZENSU LASAGNA 7074            1   0  0    11       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
-BLUETTE 6319                  1   0  0     9       SPLIT INFINITY (521)
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089          1   2  0     7       SAND DANCERS (233)
 STILE 7048                    0   1  0     5       SPLIT INFINITY (521)

'-' 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   
MAMBA 7055             10  5 0 SERPENTS HOLD 732    *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943  483   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dilbert -- My, you really are cubical!  I can see the corners on your head. -- Kordal
t'Rohn

Recoil -- Not if I can get to you first!  A recoiled serpent is one that can strike
again, and I'm not taking that chance. -- Harith ten Moru

Ssskah -- You sound more like a snake than a cat.  You probably ARE a snake. -- Garno
ten Koro

Ravaging Radish -- I knew I didn't care for radishes, now I know why. -- Maran ten
Palan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

*HAPPY PHANTOM* devastated HARITH TEN MORU in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
DILBERT won victory over SSSKAH in a action packed 3 minute battle.
HARLEQUIN demolished LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KORDAL T'ROHN devastated MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GARNO TEN KORO defeated TOES in a 2 minute match.
MARAN TEN PALAN unbelievably bested STILE in a 3 minute beginner's brawl.
SILVER EYES overpowered HERROL TWO-FINGER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   9 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  12 -  2      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 484 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943       12   2  1  138 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)
LUNGING ATTACK   HARLEQUIN 7056             13   4  0   91 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARITH TEN MORU 7047       15   9  0   74 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 DILBERT 6587.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARLEQUIN 7056, 
MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, STILE 7048, *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, GARNO TEN 
KORO 7037, TOES 7061, SILVER EYES 7088, SSSKAH 7059, and HARITH TEN MORU 7047.

The least popular fighter this week was HARITH TEN MORU 7047.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SSSKAH 7059, SILVER EYES 7088, TOES 7061, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, 
KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943, STILE 7048, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, HARLEQUIN 
7056, and DILBERT 6587.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes