DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2010    Duedate: 08/18/2010

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-430

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORTO LU
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3287) [17-46-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORTO LU                       WATERLOO
SAND DANCERS (67)              KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3287) [17-46-1,98]         (75-3317) [6-0-0,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERYL MILLER                  LENSI TU
GREATS OF TROY (295)           SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3326) [14-14-2,58]         (75-3342) [3-5-0,17]

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)        30
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (297)        26      GREATS OF TROY (295)
3. KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)      15      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)          -16
                                       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)    21   1  1 95.5   1/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)      9  5 3
 2/ 2 GREATS OF TROY (295)      93  42  5 68.9   2/ 3*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)    8  0 1
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        817 %1234 25 39.8   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         5  9 0
 4/ 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (297)       0   9  0  0.0   4/ 4*SHEWISH BUFFET (297)      0  9 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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Rod, I have to say that I was *not* seeking your death.  I was just trying
to get you to S T O P.  Eleven minutes is ridiculous.  Besides, as a Lord Protector,
your death would have been worthless.

                                     Korto Lu

                                      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 HELEN, who flew up 
15 points in the rankings after mashing TALK-TO-DEATH like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  KASTENMAR was 
overcame by LADY SCORN and drops 14 points.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to 
LADY SCORN, BUT KORTO LU is still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition 
points!  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     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 GREATS OF TROY, 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 KIWI CONNECTIONS beats feet every time GREATS OF 
TROY smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  And who needs the Dark Arena if 
you've got BRASELL around?  This week he decorated his armor with CASSANDRA.  Who's 
next?  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems 
on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in JADE MOUNTAIN have 
no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make 
some tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got 
you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORTO LU 3287                17  46  1    98       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASTENMAR 3336               10   6  0    83       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WATERLOO 3317                 6   0  0    71       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRASELL 3318                  5   0  1    59       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERYL MILLER 3326           14  14  2    58       GREATS OF TROY (295)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN 3316                    4   1  0    35       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWNER 3315                   6   0  0    31       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 GABE PRUITT 3350              2   0  2    28       GREATS OF TROY (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HECTOR 3351                   2   0  0    23       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 JANDINA 3344                  3   4  0    18       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LENSI TU 3342                 3   5  0    17       SAND DANCERS (67)
 MONDEKKER 3352                2   0  0    15       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HELEN 3353                    1   0  0    15       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 FRIED KHALANI 3345            0   2  0     6       SHEWISH BUFFET (297)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LIGHTFINGER LU          0  0 0                      GABE PRUITT 3350      430  NONE
CASSANDRA 3343          2  5 0 GREATS OF TROY 295   BRASELL 3318          430   
BREAKFAST 3355          0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 297   TREEMASTER            430  NONE
DINNER 3357             0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 297   DAR-KOL BLACKBRO      430  NONE
LUNCH 3356              0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 297   ARENAMASTER KEND      430  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Standbys.  Gotta beat 'em up. -- Kastenmar

Queen -- Hmm, do you think it would help if *I* ate kiwi fruit? -- Lensi Tu

Downer -- I can't see that you really needed that. -- Jandina

Fried Khalani -- Bad for your arteries, isn't it?  Although, hmm, with jalapenos to
counteract the fat, it might work. -- Mondekker

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DINNER was butchered by DAR-KOL BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUNCH was butchered by ARENAMASTER KENDAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BREAKFAST was murdered by TREEMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
KORTO LU was subdued by LADY SCORN in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
KASTENMAR was bested by LADY SCORN in a popular 1 minute contest.
WATERLOO savagely defeated CHERYL MILLER in a 2 minute bloody match.
BRASELL butchered CASSANDRA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DOWNER outwaited LENSI TU in a crowd pleasing 8 minute match.
QUEEN overcame JANDINA in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
FRIED KHALANI was unbelievably bested by MONDEKKER in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
GABE PRUITT assassinated LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HECTOR overpowered SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
HELEN overcame TALK-TO-DEATH in a 2 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  3      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  1      29  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 430 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KASTENMAR 3336             10   6  0   83 SAND DANCERS (67)
LUNGING ATTACK   WATERLOO 3317               6   0  0   71 KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHERYL MILLER 3326.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LENSI TU 3342.  The ten other most popular fighters were FRIED KHALANI 3345, 
WATERLOO 3317, QUEEN 3316, MONDEKKER 3352, HECTOR 3351, BRASELL 3318, HELEN 3353, 
KORTO LU 3287, KASTENMAR 3336, and CHERYL MILLER 3326.

The least popular fighter this week was DOWNER 3315.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CASSANDRA 3343, BREAKFAST 3355, LUNCH 3356, DINNER 3357, GABE PRUITT 
3350, JANDINA 3344, CHERYL MILLER 3326, KASTENMAR 3336, KORTO LU 3287, and HELEN 
3353.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KORTO LU (75-3287) SAND DANCERS (67)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        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!