DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2009    Duedate: 06/24/2009

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-403

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CORINTHIAN
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-3195) [12-2-0,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORINTHIAN                     QUINCY WATTS
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)          GREATS OF TROY (295)
(75-3195) [12-2-0,143]         (75-3328) [2-0-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DR. SOCK MONKEY                DAN E. DARE
THE UNLIKELIES (264)           THE UNLIKELIES (264)
(75-2967) [15-10-0,89]         (75-2955) [7-1-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREATS OF TROY (295)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE UNLIKELIES (264)        55
2. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       34      PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
3. GREATS OF TROY (295)        28      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)          -20
                                       GREATS OF TROY (295)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GREATS OF TROY (295)      10   0  0  100   1/ 2*GREATS OF TROY (295)     10  0 0
 2/ 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    166 151 13 52.4   2/ 0 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  7 0
 3/ 0 THE UNLIKELIES (264)     200 211 11 48.7   3/ 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     4  3 0
 4/ 0 SAND DANCERS (67)        756 %1165 24 39.4   4/ 0 THE UNLIKELIES (264)      2  3 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 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Sand Dancers go five and oh against standbys, and I graduate.  Not bad.

                                      Jaginru

P.S.  SHORTSWORD?  Are they NUTS?  I mean, just a few days ago, I was cleaning my
nails with a nailfile, and someone came along and said it was a shortsword.  I didn't
think it could've been more than a dagger, myself.  I don't DO shortswords.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JADE MOUNTAIN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, SAND DANCERS, 
since GREATS OF TROY took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see DR. SOCK MONKEY win a fight and gain 16 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DR. SOCK MONKEY beat BEARSTONE KAI and BEARSTONE KAI 
lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the 
new, as CORINTHIAN takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  
Heh, heh.  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.   
     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.   
     There's got to be a better place in JADE MOUNTAIN to get a drink than The Green 
Axe!  Any suggestions?  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                  
 CORINTHIAN 3195              12   2  0   143       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABITA 3251                    7   1  0    95       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. SOCK MONKEY 2967         15  10  0    89       THE UNLIKELIES (264)
 SUNSET THUNDER 3301          10   6  0    73       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEARSTONE KAI 3292           16   9  1    64       SAND DANCERS (67)
 DAN E. DARE 2955              7   1  0    59       THE UNLIKELIES (264)
 JADE RING 3300                9   7  1    58       SAND DANCERS (67)
 KORTO LU 3287                10  26  1    57       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WICKER 3309                   5   8  0    45       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIFER 3250                    5   2  0    38       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINCY WATTS 3328             2   0  0    26       GREATS OF TROY (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBBIE GREEN 3327             2   0  0    22       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 ROD DEDEAUX 3329              2   0  0    22       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 JAGUAR JON 3325               2   0  0    16       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 CHERYL MILLER 3326            2   0  0    11       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 DANGER FELLA 2943             0   1  0     5       THE UNLIKELIES (264)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LUGE 3330               0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234  STONEWALKER           403  NONE
CAPT. GENERIC 3153      0  1 0 THE UNLIKELIES 264   JANG-KO BLACKHAN      403  NONE
GOING HOME 3152         0  1 0 THE UNLIKELIES 264   HAGAR NORTHMAN        403  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute those who participated in the tourney. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

Jaginru -- If you want them, lands on the usual terms:  You take a section on the
border, you live on it, and you defend it.  No running off to spend all your time on
the Isle.  No adventuring.  Responsible stewardship, or no lands. -- Reldesinar,
Arena Steward

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPT. GENERIC was barely slain by JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOING HOME was viciously butchered by HAGAR NORTHMAN in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
LUGE was savagely slain by STONEWALKER in a action packed 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
JAGINRU was devastated by CORINTHIAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BEARSTONE KAI was devastated by DR. SOCK MONKEY in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
ABITA overpowered SUNSET THUNDER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JADE RING defeated WICKER in a 2 minute melee.
DAN E. DARE viciously subdued KORTO LU in a action packed 2 minute gruesome duel.
JAGUAR JON outlasted DANGER FELLA in a slow 9 minute beginner's duel.
CHERYL MILLER luckily beat GUARDSMAN TAN in a 2 minute gory beginner's match.
DEBBIE GREEN defeated TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute novice's match.
QUINCY WATTS devastated GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ROD DEDEAUX demolished LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   7 -  0      76  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 403 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CORINTHIAN 3195            12   2  0  143 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
LUNGING ATTACK   DR. SOCK MONKEY 2967       15  10  0   89 THE UNLIKELIES (264)
AIMED BLOW       BEARSTONE KAI 3292         16   9  1   64 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-LUNGE      DAN E. DARE 2955            7   1  0   59 THE UNLIKELIES (264)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DR. SOCK MONKEY 2967.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LUGE 3330.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAN E. DARE 2955, 
CORINTHIAN 3195, DR. SOCK MONKEY 2967, WICKER 3309, JADE RING 3300, CHERYL MILLER 
3326, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, ROD DEDEAUX 3329, CAPT. GENERIC 3153, and GOING HOME 3152.

The least popular fighter this week was JAGUAR JON 3325.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUNSET THUNDER 3301, BEARSTONE KAI 3292, QUINCY WATTS 3328, DANGER 
FELLA 2943, KORTO LU 3287, ABITA 3251, GOING HOME 3152, CAPT. GENERIC 3153, ROD 
DEDEAUX 3329, and DEBBIE GREEN 3327.

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

JAGINRU (75-3289) SAND DANCERS (67)

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer