DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2008    Duedate: 03/12/2008

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-385

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GENERAL MILLS
CORPS (346)
(74-4123) [9-1-0,70]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GENERAL MILLS                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CORPS (346)                    
(74-4123) [9-1-0,70]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     MORO TEN ZORA
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [12-22-0,59]         (74-4133) [7-7-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          12
2. CORPS (346)                  7      CORPS (346)
3. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)         0      Unchartered Team

                                       PAPER CHASE (76)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CORPS (346)              459 320 26 58.9   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 2- 2 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      77  80  9 49.0   2/ 1 CORPS (346)               6  3 1
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       876 941 33 48.2   3- 3 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  4 1

    '*'   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 588): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): WEEZY DANG of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): GREEWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, DAYLA KIV?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, CORPS, since SAND DANCERS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see RUBY TUESDAY win a fight and gain 4 points, terribly.  Due 
to absence, and inability to defend the throne, GREEN DISEASE has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as GENERAL MILLS takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, DAYLA KIV?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  SAND 
DANCERS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  
Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was CORPS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, KOLBAN TEN TAHL was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for DAYLA KIV's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the DAYLA KIV arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of DAYLA KIV.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one 
in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENERAL MILLS 4123            9   1  0    70       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GREEN DISEASE 3902           13   3  3   117       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              12  22  0    59       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY TUESDAY 4142             6   0  0    54       CORPS (346)
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133            7   7  0    45       SAND DANCERS (251)
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139            8   6  1    42       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143          7   4  0    35       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASTON MARTIN 4149             1   2  1    23       CORPS (346)
-MAZDA 4146                    2   0  0    22       CORPS (346)
 LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152         2   0  0    17       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COMATOSE 4101           1  2 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414   ASTON MARTIN 4149     383  REVENGED
KIRSSARINA 4114        10 16 0 SAND DANCERS 251     GREEN DISEASE 3902    383   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

General Mills -- Listen, this breakfast cereal stuff?  Too much sugar.  Fix that,
okay? -- Dolby Klee

Ruby Tuesday -- And Steel Wednesday.  Yeah, I noticed.  Ouch. -- Moro ten Zora

Oh, wow, I just love losing to a standby.  It totally makes my day. -- Kolban ten
Tahl

Yeah, well, winning over a standby is more fun for me, so YOU can do all the losing,
and I'll take the wins. -- Moko ten Zora

Okay, I did laugh at the Cringing Cutpurse.  Sue me. -- Lirini tyl Varin

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUBY TUESDAY unbelievably bested MORO TEN ZORA in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
ASTON MARTIN was narrowly defeated by KOLBAN TEN TAHL in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
GENERAL MILLS bested DOLBY KLEE in a 2 minute Title contest.
MOKO TEN ZORA defeated STREET SWEEPER in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur fight.
LIRINI TYL VARIN bested RORNIS THE DARK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   0 -  1     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  26 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 385 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GENERAL MILLS 4123          9   1  0   70 CORPS (346)
TOTAL PARRY      RUBY TUESDAY 4142           6   0  0   54 CORPS (346)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOKO TEN ZORA 4139          8   6  1   42 SAND DANCERS (251)
WALL OF STEEL    KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143        7   4  0   35 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORO TEN ZORA 4133.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASTON MARTIN 4149, 
DOLBY KLEE 4103, LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152, KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, 
RUBY TUESDAY 4142, GENERAL MILLS 4123,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GENERAL MILLS 4123.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RUBY TUESDAY 4142, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143, 
LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152, DOLBY KLEE 4103, ASTON MARTIN 4149, MORO TEN ZORA 4133,  0,  
0, and  0.