DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/27/2010    Duedate: 06/09/2010

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-425

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAGUAR JON
GREATS OF TROY (295)
(75-3325) [18-3-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JAGUAR JON                     QUEEN
GREATS OF TROY (295)           KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3325) [18-3-0,115]         (75-3316) [1-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNSET THUNDER                 SUNSET THUNDER
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3301) [19-19-0,102]        (75-3301) [19-19-0,102]

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)        44
2. KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)      36      GREATS OF TROY (295)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)          -17      Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)     7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 GREATS OF TROY (295)      78  33  2 70.3   2/ 3*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)    7  1 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        807 %1221 25 39.8   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 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 644): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): ABELINDA CHASE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): TWILIGHT BRIGARDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 522): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome JADE MOUNTAIN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with 
DEBBIE GREEN?  She actually beat SAND DANCERS' KASTENMAR, and walked away with 20 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at SAND DANCERS.  KASTENMAR lost 14 points 
to DEBBIE GREEN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe KASTENMAR will provide more 
easy wins...  SUNSET THUNDER was reminded on the sands why JAGUAR JON is Duelmaster.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, KIWI CONNECTIONS!  In my day, no team with a 3-1-0 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, GREATS OF TROY?  What do people see in KORTO LU?  His 14-44-1?  
SAND DANCERS ain't talkin', but he's got 87 points.   
     Warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
JADE MOUNTAIN is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I 
don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGUAR JON 3325              18   3  0   115       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBBIE GREEN 3327            15   8  0   104       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 SUNSET THUNDER 3301          19  19  0   102       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ROD DEDEAUX 3329             15   6  0    93       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORTO LU 3287                14  44  1    87       SAND DANCERS (67)
 KASTENMAR 3336                8   3  0    81       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERYL MILLER 3326           13  10  2    66       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN 3316                    1   1  0    26       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 WATERLOO 3317                 2   0  0    24       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 BRASELL 3318                  2   0  0    24       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWNER 3315                   2   0  0    19       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 LENSI TU 3342                 2   1  0     9       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JANDINA 3344                  1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CASSANDRA 3343                0   2  0     2       GREATS OF TROY (295)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TIGER LILY 3334         7  9 0 SAND DANCERS 67      CHERYL MILLER 3326    421  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jaguar Jon -- Not exactly a surprise, and a nice restful match for both of us. --
Korto Lu

Debbie Green -- It's the season for mowing down the greens, so what could I do? --
Sunset Thunder

Rod Dedeaux -- I got the first blow and the last one, and nothing in between really
matters. -- Kastenmar

Downer -- A new face!  But unfortunately (for me) not attached to a loser.  Oh, well.
-- Lensi Tu

Queen -- (panting heavily)  Not bad for a flatlander. -- Jandina
P.S.  Oh, hey!  The Commission says I'm irresistibly charismatic.  How about coming
with me to find out what happens after dark down around the Market Square?  I know
there are some eateries there.

Rod Dedeaux -- Looks like your manager's expectations didn't work out, so how about
we meet for a drink to drown your sorrows? -- Korto Lu
P.S.  The Keystone is good.

Debbie Green -- I'm not going to the Isle, perish the thought!  But I, too, am glad I
graduated.  Even Jorja's glad, she says that "makes all ten styles from this arena."
As if I care!  Join me for drink somewhere? -- Jade Ring

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROD DEDEAUX devastated KORTO LU in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DEBBIE GREEN vanquished KASTENMAR in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
CASSANDRA was savagely defeated by LENSI TU in a 3 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
DOWNER overpowered JANDINA in a unpopular 4 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JAGUAR JON unbelievably bested SUNSET THUNDER in a 2 minute veteran's Title duel.
CHERYL MILLER was viciously subdued by KO-HA OAKCHOPPER in a 3 minute competition.
QUEEN viciously subdued SHIVERING BONZE in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
WATERLOO vanquished SIR RIKARN T'LUCAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BRASELL overpowered GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 425 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       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JAGUAR JON 3325            18   3  0  115 GREATS OF TROY (295)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DEBBIE GREEN 3327          15   8  0  104 GREATS OF TROY (295)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROD DEDEAUX 3329           15   6  0   93 GREATS OF TROY (295)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASTENMAR 3336              8   3  0   81 SAND DANCERS (67)
BASHING ATTACK   CHERYL MILLER 3326         13  10  2   66 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 CHERYL MILLER 
3326, QUEEN 3316, LENSI TU 3342, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, CASSANDRA 3343, JAGUAR JON 3325, 
ROD DEDEAUX 3329, WATERLOO 3317, BRASELL 3318, and KORTO LU 3287.

The least popular fighter this week was DOWNER 3315.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JANDINA 3344, KASTENMAR 3336, KORTO LU 3287, BRASELL 3318, WATERLOO 
3317, ROD DEDEAUX 3329, JAGUAR JON 3325, CASSANDRA 3343, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, and LENSI 
TU 3342.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SUNSET THUNDER (75-3301) SAND DANCERS (67)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

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!