DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/21/2008    Duedate: 03/05/2008

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-381

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARTH
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3246) [24-6-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARTH                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          
(75-3246) [24-6-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERNILLAN                      SERNILLAN
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3207) [17-37-1,102]        (75-3207) [17-37-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           23
2. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       20      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. HUE AND CRY (282)            0      Unchartered Team
4. DARKSTALKER2 (280)           0
                                       KIWI CONNECTION (214)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    447 211 10 67.9   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    11  2 1
 2- 2*DARKSTALKER2 (280)         2   1  0 66.7   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)        10  5 1
 3- 3 HUE AND CRY (282)         53  41 10 56.4   3- 3 HUE AND CRY (282)         1  4 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        703 %1109 23 38.8   4- 4*DARKSTALKER2 (280)        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 587): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): 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 569): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): HOPALONG of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, 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 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): 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 380): DARQUE 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 587): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): 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 569): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): 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 380): 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 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, 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 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.)
                 (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, 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

     Much has changed in JADE MOUNTAIN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf 
Modeen adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with 
MANNEQUIN?  He actually beat JADE MOUNTAIN's MING-CHANG THE SLY, and walked away with 
11 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at SAND DANCERS while they watched 
BEARSTONE KAI clobber FALCONIER.  He lost 9 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  SERNILLAN was reminded on the sands why DARQUE is 
Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was SAND DANCERS.  The bums at MANAGER MUSINGS couldn't face the challenges from SAND 
DANCERS!  No excuse for that!  What do people see in SERNILLAN?  Hers 17-37-1?  SAND 
DANCERS ain't talkin', but she's got 102 points.   
     Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH 3246                   24   6  0   103       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERNILLAN 3207               17  37  1   102       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216           12   8  1    90       HUE AND CRY (282)
 MANNEQUIN 3283                9   1  0    86       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SOULTAKER 3253               14   8  0    84       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-THIA ARIGO 3286               6   3  1    70       HUE AND CRY (282)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOZHA ODEMIS 3218            11   8  2    62       HUE AND CRY (282)
-JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217         12   7  3    60       HUE AND CRY (282)
-CHAMUSCAR 3225                9   9  2    60       HUE AND CRY (282)
 JAGINRU 3289                  9   4  0    59       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JADE BELLE 3282              14   9  1    58       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STREGOICA 3203                2   1  0    51       DARKSTALKER2 (280)
 KORTO LU 3287                 6   8  1    35       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEARSTONE KAI 3292            2   1  1    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
 FALCONIER 3293                1   1  0     4       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Final note on Darque....  His faves were Mod/Low/Maul.  Lucked into his second
expert, finishing with exp Att and Dec. -- FTF Manager

Darque -- I don't know where you left that death blow you were seeking, but I'm glad
you didn't find it.  I never wanted to see it up close. -- Sernillan

Ah, standbys. -- Jaginru

Indeed. -- Jade Belle

Well, up to a point. -- Korto Lu

Falconier -- Um, wasn't that supposed to go the other way?  Did I get something
wrong?  I could've sworn I was supposed to win it. -- Bearstone Kai

Our congratulations to Darque. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

Garth -- None of the generals would volunteer.  In fact, they couldn't catch any of
them by any kind of trick or pursuit.  Generals always have the best horses, you
know. -- Captain Mondinor

Darque -- It was a faked death.  The Infirmarians have their orders. -- Ming-Chang
the Sly

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

DARQUE slimly won victory over SERNILLAN in a action packed 6 minute master's fight.
GARTH outwaited TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a slow 15 minute Title match.
SOULTAKER viciously subdued CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
MANNEQUIN overpowered MING-CHANG THE SLY in a 2 minute mismatched match.
JAGINRU devastated ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
JADE BELLE viciously subdued BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 8 minute gory competition.
KORTO LU was viciously subdued by ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
FALCONIER was viciously subdued by BEARSTONE KAI in a 3 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  10 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  24 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 381 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     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 24   6  0  103 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   MANNEQUIN 3283              9   1  0   86 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   JAGINRU 3289                9   4  0   59 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SERNILLAN 3207.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SERNILLAN 3207.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOULTAKER 3253, JADE 
BELLE 3282, BEARSTONE KAI 3292, MANNEQUIN 3283, JAGINRU 3289, KORTO LU 3287, 
FALCONIER 3293, GARTH 3246,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GARTH 3246.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FALCONIER 3293, KORTO LU 3287, JAGINRU 3289, MANNEQUIN 3283, BEARSTONE 
KAI 3292, JADE BELLE 3282, SOULTAKER 3253, SERNILLAN 3207,  0, and  0.

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

DARQUE (75-3185) MANAGER MUSINGS (240)