DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/01/2008    Duedate: 05/14/2008

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-386

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARTH
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3246) [29-6-0,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARTH                          SHERMAN
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          TANKS TONS (291)
(75-3246) [29-6-0,138]         (75-3296) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SERNILLAN                      JAGINRU
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3207) [18-41-1,106]        (75-3289) [12-6-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       46
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           11      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. TANKS TONS (291)             7      Unchartered Team

                                       TANKS TONS (291)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TANKS TONS (291)           3   0  0  100   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    10  3 1
 2/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    460 217 11 67.9   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  9 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        715 %1122 23 38.9   3/ 3*TANKS TONS (291)          3  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 592): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 592): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
                       (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Apparently some fail to remember the great Falconier, manager extravaganza of
the earlier years.  One of our warriors is named for him.  Larry Altman, Falconier
was a fixture in Ardivent, The Arena Of The Red Sands, before it was penned Arena Of
The Red Sands.  Falconier was a friend to young Slugbait (Patrick Myers) and lived
nearby, down the road in Pennsylvania.  Our Consortium Boss, also in Ardivent
(Fandils--Fandil The Wise) met Falconier in the arena, via diplos and mail, and
arranged their first face-to-face at the first east coast face in Baltimore, where
they were tablemates.  It was there that Crip (Garth Werner) was also first met.
     Perhaps this history lesson had more value than my normal DM Column dribble?
            Garth, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in JADE MOUNTAIN this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, SOULTAKER fought JADE BELLE 
and gained 41 points and contributed to MANAGER MUSINGS' 3-1-1.  MANNEQUIN has lost 
to SERNILLAN, falling 8 points, while helping make MANAGER MUSINGS a 3-1-1 turn.  
This week's Duelmaster bout was between JAGINRU and our Duelmaster GARTH, making a 
challenge.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and GARTH remains 
JADE MOUNTAIN's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Green Axe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the TANKS TONS stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on JADE MOUNTAIN, what are you afraid of?  And guess who 
avoided TANKS TONS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was MANAGER MUSINGS.  
Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was SAND DANCERS' warrior 
KORTO LU.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Banners at half mast, warriors, SAND DANCERS has lost JADE BELLE, 
and you might say all of JADE MOUNTAIN has felt the loss, except maybe MANAGER 
MUSINGS.  Is it really true that JADE MOUNTAIN has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in JADE MOUNTAIN and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JADE MOUNTAIN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH 3246                   29   6  0   138       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOULTAKER 3253               17  10  1   121       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207               18  41  1   106       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGINRU 3289                 12   6  0   104       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANNEQUIN 3283               11   4  0    90       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEARSTONE KAI 3292            7   1  1    54       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORTO LU 3287                 6  13  1    32       SAND DANCERS (67)
 FALCONIER 3293                4   1  0    32       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
 SHERMAN 3296                  3   0  0    28       TANKS TONS (291)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPAWN 3299                    0   1  0     1       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JADE BELLE 3282        17 11 1 SAND DANCERS 67      SOULTAKER 3253        386   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jaginru -- More like a waltz, eh?  I enjoyed the sultry dance. -- Garth

Sernillan -- Of course; of course.  Whammo! -- Mannequin

Korto Lu -- Life is a long, slow, painful process. -- Falconier

Jade Belle -- What?  You embarrassed me turning me down like that?  Was it the
ponytail? -- Soultaker

Sherman -- Whoa, now, General.  I'm not Southern. -- Spawn

Graduate, graduate, graduate -- Garth et al.  I want to take a nap. -- FTF Manager

Garth -- For a little guy, you're tough, no doubt about that.  But it's high time you
were off to the Isle. -- Jaginru

Mannequin -- Dammit, I was just trying to get the shoulder-line of this jacket right,
but you kept swatting me away.  So go to the next charity ball looking like you NEED
charity, see if I care!  Just don't name me as your tailor. -- Sernillan

Falconier -- Birds in the arena!  Whatever next. -- Korto Lu
P.S.  There should be a regulation against that, you know.

Soultaker -- Not mine, you don't! -- Jade Belle

And a standby, ho hum. -- Bearstone Kai

Mannequin -- Oh, very good!  Just stand by and let Sernillan stick pins in you, hmm?
Better you than me. -- Jaginru

Garth -- (curtsey)  As ever, you are a charming companion. -- Sernillan

Falconier -- I don't want to hang with you.  You can hang all by yourself, and I'll
take a fast horse out of town. -- Korto Lu

Soultaker -- I wouldn't dream of it, she'd be after my blood! -- Jade Belle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GARTH bested JAGINRU in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
MANNEQUIN was subdued by SERNILLAN in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
SOULTAKER murdered JADE BELLE in a 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
FALCONIER unbelievably bested KORTO LU in a 10 minute Challenge fight.
BEARSTONE KAI devastated STONEFACE MIKARN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
SHERMAN overpowered GUARDSMAN TAN in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    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      1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  22 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|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 386 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 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 29   6  0  138 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
BASHING ATTACK   SOULTAKER 3253             17  10  1  121 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   JAGINRU 3289               12   6  0  104 SAND DANCERS (67)
AIMED BLOW       BEARSTONE KAI 3292          7   1  1   54 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 JAGINRU 3289.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERNILLAN 3207, BEARSTONE 
KAI 3292, SHERMAN 3296, GARTH 3246, MANNEQUIN 3283, SOULTAKER 3253, JADE BELLE 3282, 
KORTO LU 3287, FALCONIER 3293, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was FALCONIER 3293.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORTO LU 3287, JADE BELLE 3282, SOULTAKER 3253, MANNEQUIN 3283, GARTH 
3246, SHERMAN 3296, BEARSTONE KAI 3292, SERNILLAN 3207, JAGINRU 3289, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SERNILLAN (75-3207) SAND DANCERS (67)