DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2010    Duedate: 01/11/2011

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARLEQUIN
SERPENTS HOLD (732)
(65-7056) [14-4-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARLEQUIN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD (732)            
(65-7056) [14-4-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARITH TEN MORU                DILBERT
SAND DANCERS (233)             CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
(65-7047) [16-9-0,84]          (65-6587) [11-3-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CASTAWAYS (387)             24
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          19      CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (732)         15      Unchartered Team
4. SPLIT INFINITY (521)         6
5. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      2      JWA (224)

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/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        7  5 0
 2/ 2 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   11   3  0 78.6   2/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       4  3 0
 3/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       52  24  1 68.4   3/ 4 CASTAWAYS (387)           4  5 0
 4/ 4 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)  92  91  5 50.3   4/ 7 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   3  0 0
 5/ 5 CASTAWAYS (387)          260 259  6 50.1   5/ 5 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)  2  1 1
 6/ 7 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1064 %1134 32 48.4   6- 6*GARDEN OF DARKNESS (736)  1  0 0
 7/ 6 SPLIT INFINITY (521)      80  87  4 47.9   7- 3*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      1  3 0
 8- 8*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)       3   6  1 33.3   8/ 8 SPLIT INFINITY (521)      0  3 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 660): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 554): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): 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 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 660): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 554): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, 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 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      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, SERPENTS HOLD, since SAND 
DANCERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  If this keeps up, 
SHEWISH BUFFET, you'll have to shine swords instead of use them.  A drop of 4 in the 
rankings?  CUBICLE CRUSADERS turned their 1-0-0 turn into a 4th place rank in the 
listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's 
all watch SAND DANCERS' heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big 
shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see TOES win a 
fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
HARLEQUIN takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh. 
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for DAL SHANG's 
morgue.  More variety.  A big yahoo goes out to HARLEQUIN this turn, for revenging 
SERPENTS HOLD's bloodfeud against LITTLE EARTHQUAKES' warrior *HAPPY PHANTOM*.  Heh, 
heh, heh.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain 
nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the DAL SHANG arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of DAL SHANG.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one 
in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARLEQUIN 7056               14   4  0   106       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943         12   3  1    93       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)
-KRAIT 7054                   11   2  0    93       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         16   9  0    84       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DILBERT 6587                 11   3  0    78       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RECOIL 7063                  11   4  0    62       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 SSSKAH 7059                   7  11  0    61       CASTAWAYS (387)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          13  21  0    60       SAND DANCERS (233)
 TOES 7061                     7  11  0    59       CASTAWAYS (387)
-CHINA 6101                    8   4  0    57       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           10   4  1    55       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-*CRUCIFY* 5961                7   8  0    50       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)

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              3   2  0    18       CASTAWAYS (387)
-ZENSU LASAGNA 7074            1   0  0    11       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089          2   2  0    10       SAND DANCERS (233)
-BLUETTE 6319                  1   0  0     9       SPLIT INFINITY (521)
 STILE 7048                    0   2  0     6       SPLIT INFINITY (521)
 SHEEN 7044                    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  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Happy Phantorm -- The way you stood there giggling the whole time gave me a grue. --
Harith ten Moru

Toes -- I like 'em pickled. -- Garno ten Koro

Stile -- I needed the win, kid, but I'm not stingy.  If you need help with a lame
dog, just let me know. -- Maran ten Palan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

*HAPPY PHANTOM* was bested by HARLEQUIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
DILBERT won victory over SSSKAH in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
HARITH TEN MORU demolished HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
GARNO TEN KORO was devastated by TOES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KORDAL T'ROHN subdued ONE-EYED YOFAN in a 1 minute competition.
STILE was bested by SILVER EYES in a 3 minute novice's duel.
MARAN TEN PALAN bested SHEEN in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    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   20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 485 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-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  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                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HARLEQUIN 7056             14   4  0  106 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
STRIKING ATTACK  *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943       12   3  1   93 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARITH TEN MORU 7047       16   9  0   84 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 SILVER EYES 7088, 
HARITH TEN MORU 7047, STILE 7048, *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943, HARLEQUIN 7056, TOES 7061, 
KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, SHEEN 7044, and SSSKAH 7059.

The least popular fighter this week was GARNO TEN KORO 7037.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SSSKAH 7059, SHEEN 7044, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, KORDAL T'ROHN 
7077, TOES 7061, HARLEQUIN 7056, *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943, STILE 7048, HARITH TEN MORU 
7047, and SILVER EYES 7088.