DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/09/2008    Duedate: 01/05/2009

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-206

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POP KHAN
MONGOL HORDE (658)
(73-5757) [6-0-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GAFFER SMITH                   POP KHAN
BAD APPLES (662)               MONGOL HORDE (658)
(73-5791) [16-12-0,86]         (73-5757) [6-0-0,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MALUS S'PROUT                  SALINDA RENN
BAD APPLES (662)               MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
(73-5793) [17-27-1,79]         (73-5743) [6-8-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLACKMAIL (651)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONGOL HORDE (658)          43
2. BLACKMAIL (651)             36      BLACKMAIL (651)
3. MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)          3      Unchartered Team
4. FAVORITE GUYS (642)          0
5. BAD APPLES (662)           -16      MONGOL HORDE (658)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MONGOL HORDE (658)        18   3  1 85.7   1/ 3 BLACKMAIL (651)          10  2 0
 2/ 2 BLACKMAIL (651)           28   9  1 75.7   2/ 1*MONGOL HORDE (658)        7  2 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       54  57  3 48.6   3/ 2 BAD APPLES (662)          6  6 0
 4- 4 FAVORITE GUYS (642)      510 618 12 45.2   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)       6  8 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (662)         558 717 19 43.8   5- 5 FAVORITE GUYS (642)       0  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 606): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 433): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): GOOGLE of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): LUROICIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ERINIKA games.  Former top team MONGOL HORDE was 
unseated this week as BLACKMAIL moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-0-0 record for the round.  POP KHAN caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested MALUS S'PROUT and was awarded 19 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, POP KHAN put down MALUS 
S'PROUT, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has SKIN PEELER in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women 
in ERINIKA seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ERINIKA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ERINIKA 
these days is BLACKMAIL.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of 
MONGOL HORDE last week.  Busy avoiding BLACKMAIL?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after ROS 
QUIN.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POP KHAN 5757                 6   0  0    90       MONGOL HORDE (658)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAFFER SMITH 5791            16  12  0    86       BAD APPLES (662)
 MALUS S'PROUT 5793           17  27  1    79       BAD APPLES (662)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAKA KHAN 5760               4   0  0    53       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 BEER KHAN 5755                5   1  0    51       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 DEATH SUCKS 5719              9   5  0    47       BLACKMAIL (651)
 ROS QUIN 5748                10  13  0    43       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 MERDOM LLEWES 5775            4   4  1    43       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 LIMBDROPPER 5790              9  14  0    41       BAD APPLES (662)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXTORTION 5787                3   0  0    30       BLACKMAIL (651)
 SALINDA RENN 5743             6   8  0    28       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)
 SQUEEZE 5788                  3   0  0    27       BLACKMAIL (651)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHAN D. DATE 5756             0   2  0    12       MONGOL HORDE (658)
 ULTOR TAK 5783                1   5  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 18 (656)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Skin Peeler -- I don't like you.  I'm glad I'm leaving here just about immediately.
-- Hawthorn
P.S.  And I still resent being hustled off here when I could perfectly well have
graduated from Rocanis!  The nerve of managers!

M. Chardinee.  How thrilling. -- Malus s'Prout

I never really cared about Kung-Fu.  It seems so silly when you can always lay your
hands on a sword. -- Gaffer Smith

Fratsfa Slaves are pretty much the same anywhere.  Pooh. -- Limbdropper

Ah, the Venomous Concubine aka Peevish Gigolo.  Not someone I want to hang out with.
-- Ghost of Nolan Marrik
P.S.  And apparently the feeling was mutual.

Pop Khan -- Ouch. -- Ros Quin

Beer Khan -- I don't LIKE beer, and you have just reminded me why. -- Salinda Renn

The Dangerous Criminal?  It is to laugh! -- Merdom Llewes

Squeeze -- Why not quit the arena and make orange juice?  A useful life. -- Ultor Tak

Congratulations to Skin Peeler, FINALLY.  Glad to see you go. -- the Middle Way crew

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POP KHAN devastated MALUS S'PROUT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
BEER KHAN vanquished LIMBDROPPER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
DEATH SUCKS luckily beat ROS QUIN in a action packed 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
CHAKA KHAN bested MERDOM LLEWES in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
KHAN D. DATE was savagely defeated by SALINDA RENN in a 5 minute competition.
SKIN PEELER overpowered GAFFER SMITH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
HAWTHORN viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
ULTOR TAK was vanquished by SQUEEZE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
EXTORTION overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  16 -  2      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  14 -  3      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 206 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  POP KHAN 5757               6   0  0   90 MONGOL HORDE (658)
WALL OF STEEL    GAFFER SMITH 5791          16  12  0   86 BAD APPLES (662)
AIMED BLOW       CHAKA KHAN 5760             4   0  0   53 MONGOL HORDE (658)
LUNGING ATTACK   BEER KHAN 5755              5   1  0   51 MONGOL HORDE (658)
TOTAL PARRY      DEATH SUCKS 5719            9   5  0   47 BLACKMAIL (651)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MALUS S'PROUT 5793.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SALINDA RENN 5743.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROS QUIN 5748, 
CHAKA KHAN 5760, MERDOM LLEWES 5775, POP KHAN 5757, DEATH SUCKS 5719, BEER KHAN 5755, 
SQUEEZE 5788, EXTORTION 5787, MALUS S'PROUT 5793, and LIMBDROPPER 5790.

The least popular fighter this week was ULTOR TAK 5783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GAFFER SMITH 5791, KHAN D. DATE 5756, LIMBDROPPER 5790, MALUS S'PROUT 
5793, EXTORTION 5787, SQUEEZE 5788, BEER KHAN 5755, DEATH SUCKS 5719, POP KHAN 5757, 
and MERDOM LLEWES 5775.

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

SKIN PEELER (73-5716) BLACKMAIL (651)
HAWTHORN (73-5794) BAD APPLES (662)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WILLIE MAKIT 514 (111-38-3)            4  3  0         MISTAKEN IDENTITY    
IRON SOLDIER 1785 (22-17-1)            3  3  0         THE MERCENARIES      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAIONJI 4447 (39-21-1)                 4  3  0         PERFECTION QUEST II  

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARI-KARI 3049 (28-5-0)                6  3  0         WAY TO GO! II        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCUMMY BOY 3371 (11-6-0)               0  2  0         THE FAMILY TREE      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TATTOO 5732 (1-0-0)                    3  3  0         FREAK SHOW           
WRATH OF KHAN 5758 (3-0-1)             2  3  0  DEAD   MONGOL HORDE         
CHAKA KHAN 5760 (2-0-0)                1  3  0         MONGOL HORDE         
BEER KHAN 5755 (3-1-0)                 0  2  0         MONGOL HORDE         

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KHAN D. DATE 5756 (0-0-0)              7  3  0         MONGOL HORDE         

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACK PORSCHE 478 (0-0-0)              6  3  1         D.A. REJECTS         
ANASTASIA 3056 (16-15-1)               5  3  0         MYSTERIOUS           
MARK PORTUGAL 348 (2-3-0)              5  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
MONGOL HORDE 4001 (14-8-3)             5  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
KNITTED AFGHAN 4123 (10-11-4)          1  1  0  DEAD   WORLDWIDE GORE       
DAN DELLYON 510 (18-9-0)               2  3  0         MISTAKEN IDENTITY    
A BOMB IN A BULL 503 (16-8-1)          1  3  0         THE BULLS            
CURIOUS GEORGE 645 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         CRYPTICS             
HEADBUTTS BASEBALLS 1807 (6-8-0)       0  1  0  DEAD   THINGS GEORGE DOES   

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BELIEVE A BULL 500 (4-2-0)             2  3  0         THE BULLS            
S.N.A.F.U. 4326 (4-4-0)                2  3  0         ALPHABET SOUP        
FRENCH KISS 590 (2-2-0)                1  2  0  DEAD   WORLDWIDE GORE       
TANGUN 3013 (2-1-1)                    1  3  0         THREE KINGDOMS       

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARDINAL 5427 (4-2-1)                  7  3  1         PLAY BALL            
TELLS TALL TALES 1802 (3-1-0)          5  3  0         THINGS GEORGE DOES   
POPPA OF ALL MUNS 3395 (0-2-0)         4  3  0         THE FAMILY TREE      
R.O.T.F.L. 4028 (1-4-0)                4  3  0         ALPHABET SOUP        
HUNGRY HEIFER 637 (0-0-0)              3  3  0         WORLDWIDE GORE       
THRAWN 3922 (3-1-0)                    3  3  0         DARK FORCE RISING    
DUNCAN 3634 (1-1-0)                    0  2  0         HIGHLANDER           
R.S.I. 3888 (5-1-0)                    0  1  0  DEAD   ALPHABET SOUP        

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OTTAWA SENATOR 5500 (1-0-0)            0  2  0         CAPITALISTS