DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2010    Duedate: 02/17/2010

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-417

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUINCY WATTS
GREATS OF TROY (295)
(75-3328) [11-4-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUINCY WATTS                   POSITION IS EMPTY
GREATS OF TROY (295)           
(75-3328) [11-4-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNSET THUNDER                 SUNSET THUNDER
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3301) [17-13-0,101]        (75-3301) [17-13-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREATS OF TROY (295)        33
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           12      GREATS OF TROY (295)
                                       Unchartered Team

DEMONS OF DARKNESS3 (223)

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)      51  20  1 71.8   1/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)      9  6 0
 2- 2*PANTHEON (258)             1   1  0 50.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         9  6 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 #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): 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 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SANDY STRATTON of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, 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 624): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 423): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
              (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, 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): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
               (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for DEBBIE GREEN, who 
flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing JADE RING like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was JADE RING, who dropped 
16 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with DEBBIE GREEN.  Going for 
the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was SAND DANCERS' KORTO LU, 
who was turned away from the Duelmastership by QUINCY WATTS.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the JADE MOUNTAIN arena.  And 
hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid SAND DANCERS, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does JADE MOUNTAIN really have that many liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause GREATS OF TROY beats feet every time SAND 
DANCERS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this JADE RING you ask, with 73 
points and a 19-11-2 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the JADE MOUNTAIN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINCY WATTS 3328            11   4  0   116       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNSET THUNDER 3301          17  13  0   101       SAND DANCERS (67)
 DEBBIE GREEN 3327            10   5  0    99       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGUAR JON 3325              11   2  0    84       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 ROD DEDEAUX 3329              9   4  0    83       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 KORTO LU 3287                14  36  1    81       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JADE RING 3300               19  11  2    73       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER LILY 3334               6   6  0    58       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERYL MILLER 3326           10   5  1    37       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASTENMAR 3336                3   0  0    26       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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

Quincy Watts -- You continue your unfair practices, learning FOUR skills and only
teaching ONE, AND you got the title this time.  It makes me so mad, I almost feel
like practicing. -- Jade Ring
P.S.  Almost.

Jaguar Jon -- You're a mean cat, I'll say that for you. -- Korto Lu
P.S.  And why I phrased it as a potential compliment is beyond me!

Rod Dedeux -- Ha.  I did not spare the Rod. -- Sunset Thunder

Cheryl Miller -- You'd better not quit your day job at the soda fountain. -- Tiger
Lily

Drat these standbys, they don't teach worth beans. -- Kastenmar
P.S.  And beans aren't worth much.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAGUAR JON was viciously subdued by SUNSET THUNDER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
DEBBIE GREEN demolished JADE RING in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
CHERYL MILLER was viciously subdued by TIGER LILY in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
QUINCY WATTS defeated KORTO LU in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title match.
ROD DEDEAUX devastated TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
KASTENMAR bested TALK-TO-DEATH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    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         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 417 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                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          11   4  0  116 GREATS OF TROY (295)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUNSET THUNDER 3301        17  13  0  101 SAND DANCERS (67)
TOTAL PARRY      JAGUAR JON 3325            11   2  0   84 GREATS OF TROY (295)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROD DEDEAUX 3329            9   4  0   83 GREATS OF TROY (295)
AIMED BLOW       JADE RING 3300             19  11  2   73 SAND DANCERS (67)
BASHING ATTACK   CHERYL MILLER 3326         10   5  1   37 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 SUNSET THUNDER 3301.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIGER LILY 
3334, CHERYL MILLER 3326, QUINCY WATTS 3328, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, KASTENMAR 3336, 
JAGUAR JON 3325, KORTO LU 3287, ROD DEDEAUX 3329, JADE RING 3300, and  0.

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