DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2011    Duedate: 01/10/2012

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOLACTAN KABOB
SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7072) [14-0-2,182]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOLACTAN KABOB                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SHEWISH BUFFET (734)           
(65-7072) [14-0-2,182]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORDAL T'ROHN                  IN YOUR FACE
SAND DANCERS (233)             BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
(65-7077) [25-15-2,92]         (65-7070) [11-2-1,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)  29
2. ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)           9BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
3. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)         8      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (233)          -6
                                       RPG'S (332)

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)  31   7  2 81.6   1/ 2 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  6  3 0
 2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        16   4  0 80.0   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        6  9 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1128 %1200 36 48.5   3/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      5  5 1
 4/ 4 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      18  37  3 32.7   4/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        2  0 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 686): OGRE BATTLE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): 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 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 686): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, 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  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
                                   VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for DAL SHANG.  Like, SAND DANCERS had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by BASH BROS EVANGELIST!  Way to go 
BASH BROS EVANGELIST!  MVP award for IN YOUR FACE?  BASH BROS EVANGELIST's proud of 
him after beating KORDAL T'ROHN and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
SLIM JIM's match with NORMAR THE BLOND cost him a loss of 8 points!  Don't you think 
the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think KOLACTAN KABOB should let SWEET ANELLA be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  BASH BROS EVANGELIST was the most avoided team.  Is a 31-7-2 record 
really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why SHEWISH BUFFET's been avoiding 
BASH BROS EVANGELIST so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is GARNO 
TEN KORO popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of DAL SHANG!  He's got 
a 19-41-0, is that good?  ON THE CORNER is being unfair.  He's challenged down 37 
against MARAN TEN PALAN.  I don't know why they let this stuff go on.  (I'd better 
shut up) I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in DAL SHANG.  ON THE CORNER got 3 
points after beating MARAN TEN PALAN, 37 points below him.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  DAL SHANG is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLACTAN KABOB 7072          14   0  2   182       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN YOUR FACE 7070            11   2  1   111       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
 ON THE CORNER 7066           12   0  0   110       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
 SASHA 7111                   16   4  0   109       ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
 GARNO TEN KORO 7037          19  41  0    98       SAND DANCERS (233)
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           25  15  2    92       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089         15  15  0    71       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068          8   5  1    45       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133         5   6  1    24       SAND DANCERS (233)
 HUMAN CHEESE 7098             2   0  1    24       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIM JIM 7131                 1   1  0     8       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138          1   2  0     5       SAND DANCERS (233)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DINNER 7147             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   BLUESTONE             511  NONE
LUNCH 7146              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   SERPENT SLAYER        511  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kolactan Kabob -- You appear to be very unrepentant of your ways.  Do you know the
destruction that awaits you in the afterlife? -- In Your Face

Garno -- You keep coming my way?  Is it that this is the best route for you or are
you coming back for more of the message? -- On the Corner

Maran Ten Palan -- If you turn to God, he will bless you as he has me! -- Driving a
Rolls

Driving a Rolls -- No, I don't realize it.  Don't want to, either. -- Maran ten Palan

In Your Face -- Best for what, though?  Nobody ever says. -- Kordal t'Rohn

On the Corner -- Huh, that's what I get for yanking you back out of the traffic, is
it?  See if I ever do it again! -- Garno ten Koro

Driving a Rolls -- The trouble with those big, fancy carriages is that they exhaust
your horses.  You probably have to change 'em out ever five miles! -- Maran ten Palan

A couple of standbys eat sand!  Good, it'll give 'em gravel for their gizzards or
something. -- Kordal t'Rohn and Kurlo ten Doshan

Slim Jim -- Shouldn't you be taller? -- Lorand ten Sorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DINNER was butchered by BLUESTONE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUNCH was butchered by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
IN YOUR FACE demolished KORDAL T'ROHN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ON THE CORNER overpowered MARAN TEN PALAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SASHA devastated GARNO TEN KORO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
KOLACTAN KABOB demolished SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
DRIVING A ROLLS overpowered KURLO TEN DOSHAN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HUMAN CHEESE devastated LORAND TEN SORN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SLIM JIM was handily defeated by NORMAR THE BLOND 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -   4 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 511 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KOLACTAN KABOB 7072        14   0  2  182 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
BASHING ATTACK   IN YOUR FACE 7070          11   2  1  111 BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
AIMED BLOW       SASHA 7111                 16   4  0  109 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077         25  15  2   92 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    DRIVING A ROLLS 7068        8   5  1   45 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 IN YOUR FACE 7070.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOLACTAN KABOB 
7072, ON THE CORNER 7066, SASHA 7111, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, HUMAN CHEESE 7098, DINNER 
7147, LUNCH 7146, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, and GARNO TEN KORO 7037.

The least popular fighter this week was SLIM JIM 7131.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LORAND TEN SORN 7138, KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133, GARNO TEN KORO 7037, MARAN 
TEN PALAN 7089, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, LUNCH 7146, DINNER 7147, HUMAN CHEESE 7098, 
DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, and SASHA 7111.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KOLACTAN KABOB (65-7072) SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
SASHA (65-7111) ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)
GARNO TEN KORO (65-7037) SAND DANCERS (233)

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI