DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2011    Duedate: 01/11/2012

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-472

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GORBLE
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4201) [20-35-2,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GORBLE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (251)             
(74-4201) [20-35-2,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ORANGE O'CLOCK                 NEGATIVE ONE
NUMB-ERS (513)                 NUMB-ERS (513)
(74-4235) [16-14-0,90]         (74-4265) [8-2-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          52
2. PARKING LOT 4 (516)          0      NUMB-ERS (513)
3. HOMER'S PETS (520)           0      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (461)          0
5. NUMB-ERS (513)             -17       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 PARKING LOT 4 (516)       11   2  0 84.6   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)       10  5 0
 2- 2*HOMER'S PETS (520)         3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 NUMB-ERS (513)            7  5 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       77  53  6 59.2   3- 4*HOMER'S PETS (520)        3  2 0
 4/ 4 NUMB-ERS (513)           118  89  6 57.0   4- 5 PARKING LOT 4 (516)       1  1 0
 5/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1094 %1151 38 48.7   5- 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       1  4 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

     Greetings, Warriors of DAYLA KIV.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  NUMB-ERS?  Who?  
SAND DANCERS is the top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for KINVER TEN 
PALAN, who pummelled SHAMELESS BEGGAR, to pocket 14 points.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, KHARHOVAN TEN SIU was winsome, after beating 867-5309 and seeing 
her lose 10 points.  Can you believe it?  TUNA SALAD apparently has better things to 
do as DAYLA KIV's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  In DAYLA KIV, nothing is 
permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, GORBLE.  So who was 
the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's 
got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in DAYLA KIV would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid DAYLA KIV farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORBLE 4201                  20  35  2   102       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUNA SALAD 4255              11   2  0   112       PARKING LOT 4 (516)
 TREEMA LORNE 4263            13   5  0   101       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORANGE O'CLOCK 4235          16  14  0    90       NUMB-ERS (513)
-SAND CRAPPER 4067            13   4  0    89       ARENA FELINES (461)
 NEGATIVE ONE 4265             8   2  0    88       NUMB-ERS (513)
-VIOLIN STRINGS 4126           4   5  1    79       ARENA FELINES (461)
 BARNDIS LORNE 4264           13   5  0    71       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALF PAST PI 4234            16  17  0    65       NUMB-ERS (513)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         9  10  1    63       ARENA FELINES (461)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHARHOVAN TEN SIU 4266        5   6  0    39       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 867-5309 4273                 5   5  0    28       NUMB-ERS (513)
-MEOW-CH 4144                  2   2  0    26       ARENA FELINES (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPIDERPIG 4304                1   0  0    19       HOMER'S PETS (520)
 KINVER TEN PALAN 4308         2   1  0    18       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAMPY 4305                   1   0  0    15       HOMER'S PETS (520)
-PINCHY 4303                   1   0  0    15       HOMER'S PETS (520)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tuna Salad -- Oh, well, I never could handle tuna salad.  I think I'm allergic to
fish. -- Treema Lorne
P.S.  Or maybe it's the pickles.

Orange O'Clock -- I'm TIRED of orange.  How about GREEN O'Clock? -- Gorble

Half Past Pi -- And now, less than half a pie.  Very tasty, too. -- Barndis Lorne

867-5309 -- Never! -- Kharhovan ten Siu

Spiderpig -- What the heck? -- Kinver ten Palan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ORANGE O'CLOCK slimly lost to TREEMA LORNE in a 2 minute bloody fight.
GORBLE unbelievably bested NEGATIVE ONE in a exciting 3 minute uneven Title battle.
BARNDIS LORNE defeated HALF PAST PI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody duel.
867-5309 was defeated by KHARHOVAN TEN SIU in a 1 minute fight.
KINVER TEN PALAN demolished SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        19 -   8 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 472 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TREEMA LORNE 4263          13   5  0  101 SAND DANCERS (251)
STRIKING ATTACK  NEGATIVE ONE 4265           8   2  0   88 NUMB-ERS (513)
SLASHING ATTACK  BARNDIS LORNE 4264         13   5  0   71 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is ORANGE O'CLOCK 4235.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NEGATIVE ONE 4265.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARNDIS LORNE 
4264, ORANGE O'CLOCK 4235, TREEMA LORNE 4263, KINVER TEN PALAN 4308, KHARHOVAN TEN 
SIU 4266, HALF PAST PI 4234, 867-5309 4273, GORBLE 4201,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GORBLE 4201.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 867-5309 4273, HALF PAST PI 4234, KHARHOVAN TEN SIU 4266, KINVER TEN 
PALAN 4308, TREEMA LORNE 4263, ORANGE O'CLOCK 4235, BARNDIS LORNE 4264, NEGATIVE ONE 
4265,  0, and  0.

                                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