DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2010    Duedate: 02/03/2010

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-416

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUINCY WATTS
GREATS OF TROY (295)
(75-3328) [10-4-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUINCY WATTS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
GREATS OF TROY (295)           
(75-3328) [10-4-0,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNSET THUNDER                 TIGER LILY
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3301) [16-13-0,89]         (75-3334) [5-6-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREATS OF TROY (295)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREATS OF TROY (295)        28
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           22      GREATS OF TROY (295)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       LADIES (10)

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)      48  18  1 72.7   1/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)      9  4 1
 2- 3*PANTHEON (258)             1   1  0 50.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  7 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #1 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here, with a report from the Winter Tourney.  Okay, maybe this isn't
Atlantis, but it's somewhere warm, and if that isn't a beach, at least it's sand,
and, as advertised, there are drinks with umbrellas in them.  And young women with a
lot of suntan showing.  By the time you read this, the tourney will be over, but
while I'm writing it, the tourney is NOT over.  And a lot of you guys reading this
won't have been able to go, anyway.
     I'm interviewing Zalgor Prigg, one of the managers participating in the Old
Valamantis Bloodgames, and let me tell you, Old Valamantis is not a place you want to
hang around if you don't have to.  It's rotten with magic, to begin with--Folstrom
magic, the blackest there is--and then it's got all this blood and violence on top of
it, and it makes for a dark and scary venue.  Anything might rise out of the ruins
around the arena, summoned by the blood and the curses of the managers.
     "Mr. Prigg, could you tell us why you--"
     "It was the play on words," the manager said, overriding the question.  "I
couldn't resist--the chance to call a Bloodgames team Phoenix, you know, the 'rising
from the ashes of death' business.  Of course, then I had to change it to Phonetix,
but that's okay, keep people guessing."
     "I've heard the Commission mages talking about that name, sir, and they seem
alarmed.  One of them said the name was practically a spell in itself, used here."
     "I heard.  That's why I had to change it."
     "Have you considered what might actually rise from the ashes and blood here as a
result?"
     "Well, no, but that isn't my business, you know.  I manage gladiators.  Let the
mages worry about what pops in from some other dimension.  Besides, what if nothing
happens?"
     "But, sir, there have already been reports of zombie rats and tentacled monsters
lurking in the backs of the locker rooms!  And someone is bound to consider that you
have a partial responsibility--"
     "No," Prigg said, "I have no responsibility for that kind of thing.  I'm no
magician, I haven't been reading forbidden tomes...."  He paused, looking thoughtful.
"Maybe it was TigToad with his Obscure Lore...."
     "I don't believe there's a team of that name in this Bloodgames--"
     "No, not here.  Earlier, in Veastian.  He could have been, hmm, preparing for
this, opening contacts if not gates, stuff like that.  Has anybody seen any Dark
Toads around?"
     "Not until they've had six drinks with umbrellas in them.  Tell me, sir, have
you given any thought to the moral implications of the Bloodgames?"
     "What moral implications?" the manager asked.  "This isn't about morals, it's
about survival.  And the way to survive on the sands is to kill your opponents every
chance you get!"
     "Yes, but--"
     "There's a reason they don't hold these contests up in Andoria," the manager
said sternly.  "Good people in their ways, the Andorians, but they just aren't cut
out for this kind of grim business."  He paused to listen to the roar of the crowds
jamming the ancient arena.  Checked the marquee where slaves dangled from ropes and
updated the records of participants.  Nodded, grimly satisfied.  "Another death.
That's good--can't have too many survivors, or it cheapens the victory at the end."
     "But the death toll--"
     "Bah!  Don't get the idea that these gladiators are the flower of Alastarian
youth.  The ones who enter the Bloodgames are the men with no hope.  We offer them a
future they could never have dreamed of, but they have to work for it, sweat for it,
bleed for it, and sometimes die for it.  The survivors..." he bared his teeth in a
grin that would not have looked out of place on a wolf, "they owe us EVERYTHING, and
they'll do anything to repay us."
     "But--"
     "And besides," Zalgor Prigg went on, "if you really want to take up the moral
question, go talk to the Grey Wand.  She's the one set this up, after all."
     "I don't see the point, frankly.  She's got plenty of Lord Protectors, and they
have longer training, skills polished and honed to a--"
     "The Bloodgames victors, they're Her enforcers," Prigg said.  "No polish, sure,
but when a dirty job needs doing, one of these guys will do it, and no questions
asked."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 635): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 505): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 625): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 623): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 571): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 422): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 408): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 524): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 635): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 505): DAGGERS DEEP (Kayelbe, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 625): DEAD POETS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 623): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 571): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 422): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 524): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 505): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
              (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
                          CLOUDSHADOW of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This whole deal was grossly unfair!  Quincy Watts dragged out the fight long
enough to learn five skills--FIVE and he only taught me ONE--and then surrendered and
spent the next week loafing in bed!  While *I* have to write this "column."

                                    Jade Ring

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt JADE MOUNTAIN will ever be the same.  And let's see, TIGER LILY fought CHERYL 
MILLER and gained 19 points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 3-2-0.  CHERYL MILLER 
has lost to TIGER LILY, falling 11 points, while helping make GREATS OF TROY a 3-2-0 
turn.  And all eyes were on QUINCY WATTS this turn as he ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  JADE MOUNTAIN has a new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I 
hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Green Axe until they 
win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Congratulations go out to SAND DANCERS, with TIGER LILY revenging a 
bloodfeud against CHERYL MILLER of GREATS OF TROY.  Is it really true that JADE 
MOUNTAIN has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, JADE MOUNTAIN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in JADE MOUNTAIN, but never good 
to wear out my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINCY WATTS 3328            10   4  0   114       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADE RING 3300               19  10  2    89       SAND DANCERS (67)
 SUNSET THUNDER 3301          16  13  0    89       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JAGUAR JON 3325              11   1  0    87       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 KORTO LU 3287                14  35  1    78       SAND DANCERS (67)
 DEBBIE GREEN 3327             9   5  0    76       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 ROD DEDEAUX 3329              8   4  0    74       GREATS OF TROY (295)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER LILY 3334               5   6  0    51       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CHERYL MILLER 3326           10   4  1    35       GREATS OF TROY (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASTENMAR 3336                2   0  0    20       SAND DANCERS (67)
-APHRODITE 2805                1   1  0     9       PANTHEON (258)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STONEWALKER 3335        3  2 0 SAND DANCERS 67      CHERYL MILLER 3326    414  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rod Dedeaux -- Huh, we only went nine minutes.  I bet if we planned better, we could
get into the double digits. -- Korto Lu

Debbie Green -- This is no season for Green.  Take that! -- Sunset Thunder

Cheryl Miller -- Heck, not even bedrest, they just patched me up and sent me home. --
Tiger Lily

Thor -- I thought you'd be tougher. -- Kastenmar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JADE RING was devastated by QUINCY WATTS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
JAGUAR JON demolished KORTO LU in a slow 8 minute one-sided melee.
SUNSET THUNDER viciously subdued ROD DEDEAUX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
DEBBIE GREEN overpowered JADE MASTER in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
CHERYL MILLER was viciously subdued by TIGER LILY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
KASTENMAR bested TALK-TO-DEATH in a 2 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 416 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  QUINCY WATTS 3328          10   4  0  114 GREATS OF TROY (295)
AIMED BLOW       JADE RING 3300             19  10  2   89 SAND DANCERS (67)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUNSET THUNDER 3301        16  13  0   89 SAND DANCERS (67)
TOTAL PARRY      JAGUAR JON 3325            11   1  0   87 GREATS OF TROY (295)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROD DEDEAUX 3329            8   4  0   74 GREATS OF TROY (295)
BASHING ATTACK   CHERYL MILLER 3326         10   4  1   35 GREATS OF TROY (295)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUNSET THUNDER 3301.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TIGER LILY 3334.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUNSET THUNDER 
3301, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, QUINCY WATTS 3328, KASTENMAR 3336, CHERYL MILLER 3326, JADE 
RING 3300, ROD DEDEAUX 3329, JAGUAR JON 3325, KORTO LU 3287, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was KORTO LU 3287.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JAGUAR JON 3325, ROD DEDEAUX 3329, JADE RING 3300, CHERYL MILLER 3326, 
KASTENMAR 3336, QUINCY WATTS 3328, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, SUNSET THUNDER 3301, TIGER LILY 
3334, and  0.