DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2008    Duedate: 06/25/2008

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-389

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARTH
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
(75-3246) [32-6-0,161]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARTH                          POSITION IS EMPTY
MANAGER MUSINGS (240)          
(75-3246) [32-6-0,161]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAGINRU                        JAGINRU
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3289) [13-8-0,105]         (75-3289) [13-8-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ONE NIGHT STAND (207)       17
2. MANAGER MUSINGS (240)       10      MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
3. TANKS TONS (291)             0      Unchartered Team
4. MASTERS OF SIN (270)         0
5. SAND DANCERS (67)           -1       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*TANKS TONS (291)           4   0  0  100   1/ 1 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)     9  3 0
 2/ 2 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)    469 220 11 68.1   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  8 1
 3- 3 MASTERS OF SIN (270)      19  12  0 61.3   3/ 0 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     2  0 0
 4/ 0 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     30  27  2 52.6   4- 3*TANKS TONS (291)          1  0 0
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        721 %1130 24 39.0   5- 4 MASTERS OF SIN (270)      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

     Garth owes a DM Column.  It is true.  For his 9th crown in Jade Mountain.
Manager Musings should probably write some personals.  BUT--this one last Spotlight
will have to suffice for all.
     Yes.  We are closing down.  This will have been the last round of fights for MM.
Who knows how long?  Probably this is it.
     We conclude with a 68.0% record, and it has been interesting.  Garth is current
DM at 31-6-0.  He started as a 18-19-7-4-19-12-5 TP.  He has done well.  Soultaker, a
17-13-14-17-10-6-7 mode BA heads off to The Isle at 17-11-1.  His favorites, for
those interested, are High/Low-Med Shield.  Spawn is gone.  Kaput.  Just killed by
Jade Ring, and probably rightfully so.  Spawn was a 9-14-11-21-7-5-17 St hosed in
endurance and damage.  He looked good in numbers, but--Sayonora.  Mannequin at 13-4-0
has had to work to get there.  He is a BA, hosed in damage, blessed in skills and is
now 15(+2)-9-8-15-17(+1)-16-7.  Falconier, finishes as a reasonably solid scum at
13(+1)-17(+1)-12-5(+1)-21(+2)-9-13(+1).  The two newest ones would have been Papa
Bear, a 13-8-17-15-9-13-9 basher and Boss Rat an 8-14-13-7-17-14-11 piker.
     We had fun.  We did well.  Good luck to all who remain in Jade Mountain.
             FTF Manager for Manager Musings (a Consortium affiliate)

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, JADE MOUNTAIN?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see CINDY CHLAMIDIA win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
TALK-TO-DEATH beat JADE RING and JADE RING lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And if variety is the spice of life, JADE MOUNTAIN may be getting bland, as GARTH 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  SAND DANCERS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like MANAGER MUSINGS avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  JAGINRU was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARTH 3246                   32   6  0   161       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGINRU 3289                 13   8  0   105       SAND DANCERS (67)
-HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258         10   8  1   103       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 MANNEQUIN 3283               14   4  0   100       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          6   3  1    69       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEARSTONE KAI 3292            9   2  1    54       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CANDY CLAP 3058               2   2  0    53       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
-POLLY POX 2254                8   7  0    51       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
-FALCONIER 3293                6   1  0    51       MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
-WRATH 3081                    8   5  0    41       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-SHERMAN 3296                  4   0  0    38       TANKS TONS (291)
 KORTO LU 3287                 6  16  1    35       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIDE 3077                    4   0  0    33       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-LUST 3078                     3   2  0    31       MASTERS OF SIN (270)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNSET THUNDER 3301           2   0  0    21       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SLOTH 3079                    3   1  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
-GREED 3125                    1   3  0    10       MASTERS OF SIN (270)
 JADE RING 3300                1   1  1     9       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SPAWN 3299              1  2 0 MANAGER MUSINGS 240  JADE RING 3300        388   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Garth -- What a day, eh? -- Sernillan
P.S.  And still no phone service.  All the lightning pigeons must have been eaten by
owls.

Sherman -- Damned young hotshots. -- Korto Lu

Soultaker -- So there! -- Jaginru

And a standby to cap it off. -- Bearstone Kai

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

Garth -- Long time, no see. -- Jaginru, feeling just a tad sarcastic
P.S.  But I'm not wishing you were gone!  No, no, stay.  I'll buy you a drink.

I defeated a standby.  I am so thrilled. -- Bearstone Kai

Falconier -- Shall we try for longer yet? -- Korto Lu
P.S.  I didn't have time to finish my book.

Spawn -- Ah.  Will it always be this easy, I wonder? -- Jade Ring
P.S.  Is it the Done Thing to invite a golem out for a drink?
P.P.S.  I figure, a golem isn't really alive, so being "dead" is just a figure of
speech?

A standby.  Very good. -- Sunset Thunder

Our congratulations to Samurai, Tourney Champion, and Abita, tourney victor. -- Jorja
and the Sand Dancers

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GARTH unbelievably bested JAGINRU in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
MANNEQUIN overcame JADE MASTER in a 2 minute match.
BEARSTONE KAI was defeated by CINDY CHLAMIDIA in a 1 minute duel.
KORTO LU was devastated by CANDY CLAP in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SUNSET THUNDER overpowered LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JADE RING was devastated by TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 389 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GARTH 3246                 32   6  0  161 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   JAGINRU 3289               13   8  0  105 SAND DANCERS (67)
BASHING ATTACK   MANNEQUIN 3283             14   4  0  100 MANAGER MUSINGS (240)
AIMED BLOW       BEARSTONE KAI 3292          9   2  1   54 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAGINRU 3289.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JAGINRU 3289.  The ten other most popular fighters were MANNEQUIN 3283, CINDY 
CHLAMIDIA 2734, GARTH 3246, CANDY CLAP 3058, SUNSET THUNDER 3301, BEARSTONE KAI 3292, 
KORTO LU 3287, JADE RING 3300,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JADE RING 3300.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORTO LU 3287, BEARSTONE KAI 3292, SUNSET THUNDER 3301, CANDY CLAP 
3058, GARTH 3246, CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734, MANNEQUIN 3283, JAGINRU 3289,  0, and  0.

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!