DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2012    Duedate: 01/25/2012

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-473

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GORBLE
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4201) [21-35-2,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GORBLE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (251)             
(74-4201) [21-35-2,107]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ORANGE O'CLOCK                 NEGATIVE ONE
NUMB-ERS (513)                 NUMB-ERS (513)
(74-4235) [16-15-0,90]         (74-4265) [8-3-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (251)          18
2. NUMB-ERS (513)               6      NUMB-ERS (513)
3. HOMER'S PETS (520)           0      Unchartered Team
4. PARKING LOT 4 (516)          0
                                       LITTLE RASCALS (227)

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/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)       10  5 0
 2- 2*HOMER'S PETS (520)         3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 NUMB-ERS (513)            4  8 0
 3/ 4 NUMB-ERS (513)           119  92  6 56.4   3- 3*HOMER'S PETS (520)        3  2 0
 4/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)       %1098 %1152 38 48.8   4- 4 PARKING LOT 4 (516)       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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Tuna Salad didn't show, and I took the title.  This is good, especially since I
did it by defeating Negative One, but not surprising.  Tuna Salad can be very
strange.

                                      Gorble

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAYLA KIV to 
see what's new.  MVP award for HALF PAST PI?  NUMB-ERS' proud of her after beating 
BARNDIS LORNE and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  867-5309's match 
with KHARHOVAN TEN SIU cost her a loss of 7 points!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  GORBLE stopped NEGATIVE ONE dead in its tracks!  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All DAYLA KIV ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GORBLE 4201                  21  35  2   107       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            14   5  0   105       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORANGE O'CLOCK 4235          16  15  0    90       NUMB-ERS (513)
 NEGATIVE ONE 4265             8   3  0    89       NUMB-ERS (513)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALF PAST PI 4234            17  17  0    77       NUMB-ERS (513)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNDIS LORNE 4264           13   6  0    66       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHARHOVAN TEN SIU 4266        6   6  0    46       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINVER TEN PALAN 4308         3   1  0    25       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 867-5309 4273                 5   6  0    21       NUMB-ERS (513)
-SPIDERPIG 4304                1   0  0    19       HOMER'S PETS (520)
-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

Orange O'Clock -- Armor exists for a reason, you know. -- Treema Lorne

Half Past Pi -- With ice cream. -- Barndis Lorne

867-5309 -- You!  Shameless wench. -- Kharhovan ten Siu

And an equally shameless beggar. -- Kinver ten Palan

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GORBLE bested NEGATIVE ONE in a action packed 4 minute mismatched Title fight.
TREEMA LORNE subdued ORANGE O'CLOCK in a exciting 1 minute melee.
BARNDIS LORNE was defeated by HALF PAST PI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute duel.
KHARHOVAN TEN SIU devastated 867-5309 in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KINVER TEN PALAN demolished CRINGING CUTPURSE 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        17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|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 473 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TREEMA LORNE 4263          14   5  0  105 SAND DANCERS (251)
STRIKING ATTACK  NEGATIVE ONE 4265           8   3  0   89 NUMB-ERS (513)
SLASHING ATTACK  BARNDIS LORNE 4264         13   6  0   66 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

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, TREEMA LORNE 4263, ORANGE O'CLOCK 4235, HALF PAST PI 4234, KHARHOVAN TEN SIU 
4266, KINVER TEN PALAN 4308, GORBLE 4201, 867-5309 4273,  0, and  0.

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

                              "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!