DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2011    Duedate: 07/26/2011

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOLACTAN KABOB
SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7072) [12-0-2,161]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOLACTAN KABOB                 SASHA
SHEWISH BUFFET (734)           ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
(65-7072) [12-0-2,161]         (65-7111) [7-2-0,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARITH TEN MORU                KOLACTAN KABOB
SAND DANCERS (233)             SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7047) [23-16-0,91]         (65-7072) [12-0-2,161]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)          20
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)        14      CASTAWAYS (387)
3. CASTAWAYS (387)             11      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)         -21
                                       ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)         7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        5 10 0
 2/ 2 CASTAWAYS (387)          272 272  6 50.0   2/ 2*ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        3  0 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1103 %1165 34 48.6   3/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      2  3 0
 4/ 4 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      13  32  2 28.9   4/ 4 CASTAWAYS (387)           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

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): JUNIOR VASQUEZ of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): GILEAN YASUR of CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): STANDBY of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS
                                             (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 581): BALANCE OF EARTH of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 663): THE ENQUIRER of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): COCO NUTS of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
                          CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS. POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 458): HESTI TYL VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I don't know about the wind sprints, well, I *know* about them, hideous things
in the summer, but it was Kolactan Kabob going inactive--probably on the way to the
tourney, I hear it's going to be in Khalhums this year, where it's COOL--that got me
the title.  True, I also won the fight, which helps, especially since it was against
a lower-ranked standby, but it was Kabob being gone that really did it.  I'm not
complaining, but credit where it's due.

                                  Harith ten Moru

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in DAL 
SHANG.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for SASHA, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing 
GARNO TEN KORO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  LINNIS TYL SORN lost to MASTER OF THE EDGE and 
drops 11 points.  It's a proud day for the SHEWISH BUFFET stable, as their warrior, 
KOLACTAN KABOB, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the DAL SHANG giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLACTAN KABOB 7072          12   0  2   161       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARITH TEN MORU 7047         23  16  0    91       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          17  31  0    82       SAND DANCERS (233)
 SASHA 7111                    7   2  0    81       ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
 LINNIS TYL SORN 7094         12   2  2    70       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           18  10  1    65       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER EYES 7088              7  12  0    41       CASTAWAYS (387)
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089         10   8  0    38       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SNACK 7132              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   STONESHATTER          499  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I could tell you things about Captain Lensar that would CURL YOUR HAIR. -- Linnis tyl
Sorn
P.S.  Personal things.  He's... okay in the arena.

Every time Sweet Anella comes out on the sands, he just totally throws me off my
stride.  Either his name or his gender should be changed! -- Garno ten Koro
P.S.  Please!

The Chardinee's got it in for me.  Or out for me.  That's always puzzled me.  But
anyway, he's my enemy. -- Kordal t'Rohn

Silver Eyes -- They tell me you're a cat, a panther or something, masquerading as a
human.  I've got a horror of the big cats, which really added force to my elbow. --
Maran ten Palan

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK was butchered by STONESHATTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HARITH TEN MORU was devastated by KOLACTAN KABOB in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
GARNO TEN KORO was handily defeated by SASHA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LINNIS TYL SORN lost to MASTER OF THE EDGE in a 2 minute brawl.
KORDAL T'ROHN was devastated by LENDO TEN CHARDIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MARAN TEN PALAN was subdued by SILVER EYES in a 1 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 499 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KOLACTAN KABOB 7072        12   0  2  161 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
SLASHING ATTACK  HARITH TEN MORU 7047       23  16  0   91 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       SASHA 7111                  7   2  0   81 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077         18  10  1   65 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 KOLACTAN KABOB 7072.  The ten other most popular fighters were SASHA 7111, 
LINNIS TYL SORN 7094, SILVER EYES 7088, SNACK 7132, HARITH TEN MORU 7047, GARNO TEN 
KORO 7037, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MARAN TEN PALAN 7089.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, HARITH TEN MORU 7047, 
SNACK 7132, SILVER EYES 7088, LINNIS TYL SORN 7094, SASHA 7111, KOLACTAN KABOB 7072,  
0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HARITH TEN MORU (65-7047) SAND DANCERS (233)

               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.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes