DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2012    Duedate: 01/24/2012

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IN YOUR FACE
BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
(65-7070) [12-2-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IN YOUR FACE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)     
(65-7070) [12-2-1,125]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KORDAL T'ROHN                  HUMAN CHEESE
SAND DANCERS (233)             SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
(65-7077) [25-16-2,93]         (65-7098) [2-1-1,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (233)          24
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (734)        18BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
3. BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)  13      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)           0
                                       MYTHS & LEGENDS (330)

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)  33   8  2 80.5   1/ 1 BASH BROS EVANGELI (733)  6  3 0
 2- 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        16   4  0 80.0   2/ 3 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      6  8 2
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (233)       %1130 %1203 36 48.4   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        5 10 0
 4/ 4 SHEWISH BUFFET (734)      19  40  4 32.2   4- 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD (738)        1  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 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 689): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 608): ANVIL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 676): GANDALF of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 677): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 668): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 660): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): 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 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 535): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 517): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 472): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 467): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 458): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 575): LORD FIREFLASH of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 689): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 608): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 676): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 677): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 668): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 660): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 535): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 517): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 458): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 575): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, 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  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                              SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                              GARNO TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      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 LORAND TEN SORN, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after 
mashing BERVAN THE TINKER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  DRIVING A ROLLS was subdued by DENGAN 
THE TRADER and drops 4 points.  Unlike most arenas, KOLACTAN KABOB managed to get his 
challenge off against the 0-0-0 SMALL BELRAN.  Our battling duelmaster KOLACTAN KABOB 
has managed to hold the title, fending off SMALL BELRAN's none too subtle advances.  
Better luck next time, DARK ARENA.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get 
a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the DAL SHANG arena.  Did you 
hear that SHEWISH BUFFET was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of SHEWISH BUFFET's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo 
me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BASH BROS EVANGELIST beats feet every time 
SHEWISH BUFFET smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of KORDAL T'ROHN, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  Getting lots of 
flowers from sympathetic fans was MARAN TEN PALAN, who was successfully challenged by 
ON THE CORNER who had a mere 39 points more than MARAN TEN PALAN.  Definition of 
petty:  ON THE CORNER bested MARAN TEN PALAN, a mismatch of 39 points.  Can any one 
out there say 'weasel'?  Oh well, just saying IN YOUR FACE will do.  He challenged 19 
points down to trash KORDAL T'ROHN.  Definition of petty:  IN YOUR FACE bested KORDAL 
T'ROHN, a mismatch of 19 points.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  KOLACTAN KABOB defied all odds and slew SMALL BELRAN in 
the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as SMALL BELRAN's meat 
is notoriously tough.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and 
no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     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.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IN YOUR FACE 7070            12   2  1   125       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON THE CORNER 7066           13   0  0   113       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORDAL T'ROHN 7077           25  16  2    93       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARAN TEN PALAN 7089         15  16  0    71       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRIVING A ROLLS 7068          8   6  1    41       BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURLO TEN DOSHAN 7133         6   6  1    33       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUMAN CHEESE 7098             2   1  1    22       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)
 LORAND TEN SORN 7138          2   2  0    18       SAND DANCERS (233)
-SLIM JIM 7131                 1   1  0     8       SHEWISH BUFFET (734)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BREAKFAST 7148          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   MASTER JAI ARRAL      512  NONE
LUNCH 7149              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 734   SERPENT SLAYER        512  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to all the grads.  But that begs the question:  Who do we get to
spread the good news to now?!? -- The Evangelists

Sand Dancers -- We thank you for all the skills.  Hopefully the message we bring you
is more than payment for them. -- In Your Face, On the Corner, and Driving a Rolls

On the Corner -- Well, it's a good route for me, but... I dunno.  I just found out
that I was born to scum.  I need some help accepting that.  Who else would I ask? --
Garno ten Koro

Driving a Rolls -- I couldn't afford the garage for that thing. -- Maran ten Palan

Our congratulations to Sasha (finally!) and Kolactan Kabob. -- Jorja and the Sand
Dancers

In Your Face -- Hey!  What's with the "demolishing?  I just wanted you to help get
the speck out of my eye! -- Kordal t'Rohn

On the Corner -- I'm not sure what Garno sees in you. -- Maran ten Palan

Sasha -- Probably because I'm still not coping well with being a natural-born scum.
-- Garno ten Koro

Driving a Rolls -- More like, run down by a rolls. -- Kurlo ten Doshan

Human Cheese -- Oh, gods, I'm lactose-intolerant, you know. -- Lorand ten Sorn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KOLACTAN KABOB viciously butchered SMALL BELRAN in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BREAKFAST was murdered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
LUNCH was assassinated by SERPENT SLAYER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
ON THE CORNER devastated MARAN TEN PALAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
IN YOUR FACE demolished KORDAL T'ROHN in a 1 minute Challenge Title competition.
GARNO TEN KORO lost to CAPTIAN LENSAR in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
DRIVING A ROLLS was savagely defeated by DENGAN THE TRADER in a 5 minute brawl.
HUMAN CHEESE slimly lost to KURLO TEN DOSHAN in a action packed 5 minute melee.
LORAND TEN SORN vanquished BERVAN THE TINKER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -   3 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  1      23  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 512 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   IN YOUR FACE 7070          12   2  1  125 BASH BROS EVANGELIST (733)
STRIKING ATTACK  KORDAL T'ROHN 7077         25  16  2   93 SAND DANCERS (233)
WALL OF STEEL    DRIVING A ROLLS 7068        8   6  1   41 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 HUMAN CHEESE 7098.  The ten other most popular fighters were KURLO TEN 
DOSHAN 7133, IN YOUR FACE 7070, ON THE CORNER 7066, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, LORAND TEN 
SORN 7138, LUNCH 7149, BREAKFAST 7148, MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, KORDAL T'ROHN 7077, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was KORDAL T'ROHN 7077.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MARAN TEN PALAN 7089, BREAKFAST 7148, LUNCH 7149, LORAND TEN 
SORN 7138, DRIVING A ROLLS 7068, ON THE CORNER 7066, IN YOUR FACE 7070, KURLO TEN 
DOSHAN 7133, HUMAN CHEESE 7098, and  0.

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

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

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!