DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/26/2011    Duedate: 02/08/2011

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARITH TEN MORU
SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7047) [17-10-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARITH TEN MORU                KOLACTAN KABOB
SAND DANCERS (233)             SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7047) [17-10-0,108]        (65-7072) [3-0-1,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARITH TEN MORU                HARITH TEN MORU
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7047) [17-10-0,108]        (65-7047) [17-10-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          47
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)        39      SERPENTS HOLD (732)
3. SPLIT INFINITY (521)         0      Unchartered Team
4. CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)      0
5. LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)     0      SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   11   4  0 73.3   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)       10  4 1
 2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       53  25  1 67.9   2/ 2 CASTAWAYS (387)           6  3 0
 3/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)          264 261  6 50.3   3/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       2  1 0
 4- 4 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)  92  91  5 50.3   4- 4 CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)   1  1 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1071 %1137 33 48.5   5/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      1  4 0
 6- 6 SPLIT INFINITY (521)      80  88  4 47.6   6- 6 SPLIT INFINITY (521)      0  3 0
 7/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)       4  10  1 28.6   7- 5 LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)  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

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Sand Dancers ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "I saw something strange today," Harith ten Moru said.  He picked up the serving
spoon and dumped a mountain of scrambled eggs onto his plate.
     His teammate, Garno, nodded.  "Sunrise.  That happens when you get up early."
     "No, NOT sunrise.  I mean, I saw that, too, but it wasn't strange except for the
colors, and that's probably because of all the ice crystals in the air--"
     "Nah, we've probably been invaded by someone using the ice storm for cover, and
it's all their wicked magic that's making the colors," Kordal cut in.  "It wasn't
ordinary rainbows."
     "Extraordinary rainbows," the new member, Linnisk, said.  "Beautiful.  And the
fur of frost on all the twigs and along all the edges of the roof-tiles and--"
     "Wicked magic," Kordal repeated.  "An invasion."
     "If you'd all LISTEN for just a minute, instead of interrupting," Harith said,
"I could tell you about the really strange footprints I saw in the snow down in the
Low Town.  Big as a man's, three-toed kinda like a lizard, with claws--"
     Garno snorted.  "Right, a giant lizard-man using magic.  What were you drinking
last night?"
     "Dammit, I was SOBER when I saw them!"
     "Invaders," Kordal said.  "Aliens.  We'll have to do something about them."
     "We could tell the City Guard," Linnis suggested.
     "Think they'd believe us?  Ha.  Even my own teammates don't believe--"
     "Except me," Kordal said.  He glanced at the others.  "But they'll come around.
And we have to do something about it, because we're the ones who know something's
happening."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 558): RAINBIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 658): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 660): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): NEFARIOUS of BROTHERHOOD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 646): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 643): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 635): SECOND WATCH of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 525): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 510): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): WALLIS YET of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 558): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 658): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 660): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 643): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 635): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 525): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 510): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           SAZERAC of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           TAMRA KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in DAL SHANG a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, KOLACTAN KABOB 
fought SILVER EYES and gained 13 points and contributed to SHEWISH BUFFET's 1-4-0.  
SILVER EYES has lost to KOLACTAN KABOB, falling 10 points, while helping make 
CASTAWAYS a 1-2-0 turn.  And all eyes were on HARITH TEN MORU this turn as he 
ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  DAL SHANG has a new victor!  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Blazing Unicorn 
uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  LITTLE EARTHQUAKES has cause to stand tall, 
as they were DAL SHANG's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided LITTLE EARTHQUAKES stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was SERPENTS HOLD.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in DAL SHANG and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         17  10  0   108       SAND DANCERS (233)

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                  
 SSSKAH 7059                   9  11  0    89       CASTAWAYS (387)
 HARLEQUIN 7056               15   5  0    82       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          14  22  0    69       SAND DANCERS (233)
-DILBERT 6587                 11   4  0    67       CUBICLE CRUSADERS (714)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RECOIL 7063                  11   4  0    62       SERPENTS HOLD (732)
 TOES 7061                     8  12  0    58       CASTAWAYS (387)
-CHINA 6101                    8   4  0    57       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           11   5  1    56       SAND DANCERS (233)
-*CRUCIFY* 5961                7   8  0    50       LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (384)
 KOLACTAN KABOB 7072           3   0  1    40       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNIS TYL SORN 7094          2   0  1    31       SAND DANCERS (233)
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089          4   2  0    25       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER EYES 7088              4   3  0    19       CASTAWAYS (387)
-BLUETTE 6319                  1   0  0     9       SPLIT INFINITY (521)
-STILE 7048                    0   2  0     6       SPLIT INFINITY (521)
-SHEEN 7044                    0   2  0     6       SPLIT INFINITY (521)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OLTIMAL THE LAME        0  0 0                      LINNIS TYL SORN 7094  487  NONE
MAMBA 7055             10  5 0 SERPENTS HOLD 732    *HAPPY PHANTOM* 5943  483  REVENGED
SNACK 1 7095            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   DELHARAN THE SIL      487  NONE
SNACK 2 7096            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   OLTA THE TREE         487  NONE
SNACK 3 7097            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   DELHARAN THE SIL      487  NONE
ZENSU LASAGNA 7074      1  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   BLACK STORM           487  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

First things first, although you won't be reading them first--the personals:

Harlequin -- Those patchwork colors just dazzled me, especially the way you were
darting back and forth.  I could hardly see. -- Harith ten Moru

Toes -- Frankly, gross. -- Garno ten Koro

Sheen -- I'd make it a very GOOD dinner. -- Maran ten Palan

A standby makes a good beginning. -- Linnis tyl Sorn

The really annoying thing, from our point of view, is that Jorja has decreed that any
time one of her teams gets Top Team, they have to come up with a short spotlight.
Oog. -- Garno and the other Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZENSU LASAGNA was butchered by BLACK STORM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK 3 was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SNACK 2 was murdered by OLTA THE TREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SNACK 1 was murdered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HARLEQUIN was vanquished by HARITH TEN MORU in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SSSKAH overpowered KORDAL T'ROHN in a 2 minute mismatched match.
GARNO TEN KORO bested TOES in a 2 minute duel.
SILVER EYES was overpowered by KOLACTAN KABOB in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MARAN TEN PALAN bested OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 2 minute competition.
LINNIS TYL SORN assassinated OLTIMAL THE LAME 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    20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  2      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 487 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HARITH TEN MORU 7047       17  10  0  108 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   HARLEQUIN 7056             15   5  0   82 SERPENTS HOLD (732)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077         11   5  1   56 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 HARITH TEN MORU 7047.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOLACTAN 
KABOB 7072, SSSKAH 7059, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, TOES 7061, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, LINNIS 
TYL SORN 7094, HARLEQUIN 7056, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, ZENSU LASAGNA 7074, and SNACK 3 
7097.

The least popular fighter this week was SILVER EYES 7088.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNACK 1 7095, SNACK 2 7096, SNACK 3 7097, ZENSU LASAGNA 7074, 
KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, HARLEQUIN 7056, LINNIS TYL SORN 7094, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, TOES 
7061, and GARNO TEN KORO 7037.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ENIGMA 4520 (79-28-0)                  3  3  0         BLACKJACK            
SCARLET HAG 3237 (60-76-1)             2  3  0         ARMOR & WEAPONS      
BEAN 4972 (74-62-2)                    1  4  0         BATTLE SCHOOL        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROBERTO LEATHAM 6232 (36-59-1)         0  3  0         SPLIT INFINITY       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHEN 4973 (26-15-0)                    5  3  0         BATTLE SCHOOL        

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

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GEORGE PETERS 6988 (5-1-1)             5  3  0         MEDAL OF HONOR J8    
DILBERT 6587 (11-4-0)                  0  3  0         CUBICLE CRUSADERS    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KOLACTAN KABOB 7072 (2-0-1)           10  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZENSU LASAGNA 7074 (1-0-0)             4  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
STILE 7048 (0-2-0)                     2  3  0         SPLIT INFINITY       
DRIVING A ROLLS 7068 (1-0-0)           1  3  0         BASH BROS EVANGELIST