DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2011    Duedate: 12/27/2011

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-510

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOLACTAN KABOB
SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7072) [13-0-2,176]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOLACTAN KABOB                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEWISH BUFFET (734)           
(65-7072) [13-0-2,176]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORDAL T'ROHN                  KORDAL T'ROHN
SAND DANCERS (233)             SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-7077) [25-14-2,94]         (65-7077) [25-14-2,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)        57
2. SAND DANCERS (233)          14BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)           0      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733) -45
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  28   7  2 80.0   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        9  6 1
 2- 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        15   4  0 78.9   2/ 1 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  5  4 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1128 %1195 36 48.6   3/ 0 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      3  2 1
 4/ 0 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      16  34  3 32.0   4- 3 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        1  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 685): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 604): THONG OF FIRE of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 672): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 685): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 604): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 272): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 603): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     New faces, new opportunities coming to Dal Shang!  But don't worry!  I will tell
them about the one, true God and hopefully they will see the light!  Serve him and He
will take care of you forever!  Yes, that is correct!  FOREVER!  But you must give up
your old life and live a new one.

                                      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.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as BASH BROS EVANGELIST is pushed out of top team by SAND DANCERS, who 
came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, HUMAN CHEESE fought BERVAN THE 
TINKER and gained 18 points and contributed to SHEWISH BUFFET's 3-2-1.  LORAND TEN 
SORN has lost to SLIM JIM, falling 4 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 3-2-0 
turn.  And all eyes were on KOLACTAN KABOB this turn as he ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  DAL SHANG has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I 
saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blazing Unicorn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was SAND DANCERS' warrior MARAN TEN PALAN.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  Building dreams on hope, DRIVING A ROLLS challenged up 29 
points this turn to take on MARAN TEN PALAN from SAND DANCERS stable.  Well, DRIVING 
A ROLLS was overcame by MARAN TEN PALAN, but DRIVING A ROLLS gained 1 in recognition 
for his efforts.  Thank goodness for small favors.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, DAL SHANG, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  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                  
 KOLACTAN KABOB 7072          13   0  2   176       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON THE CORNER 7066           11   0  0   107       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
-SASHA 7111                   15   4  0   100       ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          19  40  0    97       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           25  14  2    94       SAND DANCERS (233)
 IN YOUR FACE 7070            10   2  1    93       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089         15  14  0    70       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068          7   5  1    37       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133         5   5  1    31       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN CHEESE 7098             1   0  1    18       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
 SLIM JIM 7131                 1   0  0    16       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138          1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BERVAN THE TINKE        0  0 0                      HUMAN CHEESE 7098     510  NONE
DINNER 7139             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   SARZINA THE BRIG      510  NONE
LUNCH 7140              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   SERPENT SLAYER        510  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maran Ten Palan -- That really hurt.  Don't you realize how wicked things like that
are? -- Driving a Rolls

Khisanth -- No offense, but the plan is to let you take the Shewish Buffet monster
this turn.  I enjoy my arena bashers, but they are no match for Challenger level
tourney caliber warriors.  The plan may or may not work, but I can hope! -- Assur

Kordal T'Rohn -- You will see soon that my way is best. -- In Your Face

On the Corner -- END?  As in, no more crispy fries, no more hot fudge sundaes, no
more... anything?  What the heck would be the point of REPENTING?  I'm gonna rush out
and sin some more. -- Garno ten Koro

We offer a salute to our few tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

In Your Face -- Why not in someone else's?  I just washed mine. -- Kordal t'Rohn

Sasha -- Darned golem.  When the world ends, YOU will be out in the cold, wailing and
gnashing your teeth, in so far as you can wail and have any teeth to gnash. -- Garno
ten Koro
P.S.  At 19-39, why haven't I been declared a sandbagger and forcibly graduated?

Driving a Rolls -- Amazing what a little sand in the gears will do, isn't it? --
Maran ten Palan

And Normar the Blond gets it coming and going.  Works for us. -- Kurlo ten Doshan and
Lorand ten Sorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LUNCH was butchered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DINNER was butchered by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ON THE CORNER demolished GARNO TEN KORO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
DRIVING A ROLLS was overpowered by MARAN TEN PALAN in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
IN YOUR FACE was devastated by KOLACTAN KABOB in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
KORDAL T'ROHN subdued CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
KURLO TEN DOSHAN devastated FELTAR OF ILLIS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LORAND TEN SORN was handily defeated by SLIM JIM in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HUMAN CHEESE slaughtered BERVAN THE TINKER 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -   3 -  0      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 510 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         3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KOLACTAN KABOB 7072        13   0  2  176 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
BASHING ATTACK   ON THE CORNER 7066         11   0  0  107 BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077         25  14  2   94 SAND DANCERS (233)
AIMED BLOW       MARAN TEN PALAN 7089       15  14  0   70 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    DRIVING A ROLLS 7068        7   5  1   37 BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KORDAL T'ROHN 7077.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KORDAL T'ROHN 7077.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLIM JIM 7131, 
MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, KOLACTAN KABOB 7072, ON THE CORNER 7066, KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133, 
HUMAN CHEESE 7098, LUNCH 7140, DINNER 7139, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, and DRIVING A ROLLS 
7068.

The least popular fighter this week was LORAND TEN SORN 7138.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were IN YOUR FACE 7070, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, 
DINNER 7139, LUNCH 7140, HUMAN CHEESE 7098, KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133, ON THE CORNER 
7066, KOLACTAN KABOB 7072, and MARAN TEN PALAN 7089.

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes