DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2011    Duedate: 03/08/2011

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SSSKAH
CASTAWAYS (387)
(65-7059) [11-11-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SSSKAH                         KOLACTAN KABOB
CASTAWAYS (387)                SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7059) [11-11-0,109]        (65-7072) [5-0-2,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARITH TEN MORU                HARITH TEN MORU
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7047) [18-11-0,92]         (65-7047) [18-11-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)        35
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          16      SERPENTS HOLD (732)
3. CASTAWAYS (387)             11      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD (732)         -7
                                       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       54  26  1 67.5   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 1
 2/ 3 CASTAWAYS (387)          267 263  6 50.4   2/ 2 CASTAWAYS (387)           4  4 0
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1076 %1142 33 48.5   3/ 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      3 10 1
 4/ 6*SHEWISH BUFFET (734)       6  16  2 27.3   4/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD (732)       1  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

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

     It was Linnis's turn to cook at the Sand Dancers' guildhouse, and everyone was
glad of that, though no one would say it out loud.  First because Linnis was the only
woman on the team at the present, and cooking was, the men were all sure of it,
women's work.  She claimed her status as a gladiator meant she wasn't one of the
women who were "supposed" to cook.  Usually adding that no women really LIKED to cook
for "dirty, noisy, always-hungry men."  But the second and principal reason they weer
glad when it came around her turn to cook was that she was good at.  This put her way
ahead of her teammates.
     She handed around skewers that were threaded with chunks of meat and vegetables,
then took her seat and smiled brightly.  "So, anything new on the weird tracks?"
     Harith scowled.  "No.  Forget the tracks, they're no fun.  I'm not going to look
for any more of them."  He snapped at one of the pieces of meat on his skewer,
tearing off a bite.  After a moment, the intense silence of his teammates registered,
and he looked around at them.  "What?"
     "You're just going to give up?" Garno asked.  "Quit?"
     "That's what you all want, isn't it?  Well, you've got it.  I'm not going to go
beating my head against a stone wall just for FUN, you know."
     More silence.
     Linnis bit her lip.  "But... what if there really are monsters?" she asked.
     Kordal twitched his shoulders, not quite a shrug.  "Evil alien invaders," he
muttered.  "Magical.  If we don't see them, maybe they won't see us."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 664): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 562): STONEDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 627): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 648): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 664): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 562): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 645): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAL SHANG!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  KOLACTAN KABOB caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GARNO TEN KORO and was 
awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LINNIS 
TYL SORN put down SILVER EYES, causing her to lose 3 points of recognition in the 
process.  The city has turned out in honor of SSSKAH, for with hers arena victory she 
may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  CASTAWAYS is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of SHEWISH BUFFET are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in DAL SHANG as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SSSKAH 7059                  11  11  0   109       CASTAWAYS (387)

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

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         18  11  0    92       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLACTAN KABOB 7072           5   0  2    75       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          14  24  0    66       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           13   5  1    66       SAND DANCERS (233)
-RECOIL 7063                  11   4  0    62       SERPENTS HOLD (732)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINNIS TYL SORN 7094          4   0  1    46       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER EYES 7088              5   4  0    30       CASTAWAYS (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089          4   4  0    16       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TOES 7061               8 13 0 CASTAWAYS 387        KOLACTAN KABOB 7072   488   
SNACK 1 7102            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   SERPENT SLAYER        489  NONE
SNACK 2 7103            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   MASTER JAI ARRAL      489  NONE
SNACK 3 7104            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   QUEEN OF STEEL        489  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kolactan Kabob -- We hope you do, too.  We're getting hungry, and those snacks just
don't last. -- the Sand Dancers

Our congratulations to Harlequin. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

Harlequin -- Hmm, was it the adex that pushed you out of here? -- Harith ten Moru

Ssskah -- You've got a tail and your mother dresses you funny. -- Garno ten Koro
P.S.  Hey, I'm Sangaran.  We're crude, ask anybody.

Okay, a standby loses, that's good.  A real fight might have been more satisfying,
but it would have been harder to win, too. -- Kordal t'Rohn

Silver Eyes -- Oh, gods, another cat.  I was kinda hoping you'd all die off. -- Maran
ten Palan

One thing I like about fighting standbys--besides winning--is that the fights are
usually very fast.  Which is good, I have a lot of things to do today. -- Linnis tyl
Sorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK 1 was butchered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK 2 was butchered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SNACK 3 was easily killed by QUEEN OF STEEL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
HARLEQUIN was defeated by SSSKAH in a 3 minute master's Title duel.
HARITH TEN MORU viciously subdued HELVAN QUICKHAND in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
KOLACTAN KABOB devastated GARNO TEN KORO in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
KORDAL T'ROHN overpowered MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LINNIS TYL SORN defeated SILVER EYES in a action packed 2 minute melee.
MARAN TEN PALAN was vanquished by OLTIMAL THE LAME in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  2      66  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 489 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HARITH TEN MORU 7047       18  11  0   92 SAND DANCERS (233)
LUNGING ATTACK   KOLACTAN KABOB 7072         5   0  2   75 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077         13   5  1   66 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 LINNIS TYL 
SORN 7094, KOLACTAN KABOB 7072, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, SNACK 2 7103, SSSKAH 7059, SILVER 
EYES 7088, SNACK 1 7102, SNACK 3 7104, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, and MARAN TEN PALAN 7089.

The least popular fighter this week was MARAN TEN PALAN 7089.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GARNO TEN KORO 7037, SNACK 3 7104, SNACK 1 7102, SILVER EYES 
7088, SSSKAH 7059, SNACK 2 7103, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, KOLACTAN KABOB 7072, LINNIS TYL 
SORN 7094, and HARITH TEN MORU 7047.

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

HARLEQUIN (65-7056) SERPENTS HOLD (732)