DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2010    Duedate: 09/01/2010

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WATERLOO
KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3317) [7-0-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KASTENMAR                      WATERLOO
SAND DANCERS (67)              KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3336) [10-7-0,63]          (75-3317) [7-0-0,96]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHERYL MILLER                  QUEEN
GREATS OF TROY (295)           KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3326) [15-14-2,61]         (75-3316) [4-2-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)      60
2. GREATS OF TROY (295)        21      GREATS OF TROY (295)
3. SHEWISH BUFFET (297)         0      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (67)          -11
                                       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)    24   2  1 92.3   1/ 2*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)   11  1 1
 2/ 2 GREATS OF TROY (295)      97  43  5 69.3   2/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)     10  5 2
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        818 %1238 25 39.8   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         5 10 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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): 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 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, 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 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, 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.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 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  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Standbys.  Bah.  They have no significance.

                                     Korto Lu

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JADE MOUNTAIN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team GREATS OF TROY 
was unseated this week as KIWI CONNECTIONS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  BRASELL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested KASTENMAR and was awarded 24 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BRASELL put down KASTENMAR, 
causing him to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of WATERLOO, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
JADE MOUNTAIN seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JADE MOUNTAIN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the 
spires of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  
a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATERLOO 3317                 7   0  0    96       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRASELL 3318                  6   0  1    83       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASTENMAR 3336               10   7  0    63       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CHERYL MILLER 3326           15  14  2    61       GREATS OF TROY (295)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUEEN 3316                    4   2  0    39       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOWNER 3315                   7   0  0    38       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABE PRUITT 3350              3   0  2    31       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 MONDEKKER 3352                3   0  0    28       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HELEN 3353                    2   0  0    24       GREATS OF TROY (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LENSI TU 3342                 3   6  0    16       SAND DANCERS (67)
 HECTOR 3351                   2   1  0    15       GREATS OF TROY (295)
 JANDINA 3344                  3   5  0    14       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LAPYX 3363                    1   0  0    14       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?
CASSANDRA 3343          2  5 0 GREATS OF TROY 295   BRASELL 3318          430   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Huh, I bet Korto Lu wouldn't have made that comment about standbys if he'd WON. --
Kastenmar

Downer -- For other people, you sure are!  Although the skills are good. -- Lensi Tu

Queen -- Queens... how Andorian of you!  Actually good fight.  *I* didn't like it,
but apparently the fan did.  And we have to keep him happy. -- Jandina

Fried Khalani -- Needs more garlic. -- 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

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KORTO LU was devastated by WATERLOO in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KASTENMAR was demolished by BRASELL in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CHERYL MILLER defeated QUEEN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody duel.
GABE PRUITT defeated LENSI TU in a 1 minute fight.
DOWNER demolished JANDINA in a 4 minute mismatched competition.
HELEN vanquished SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HECTOR was savagely defeated by MONDEKKER in a popular 3 minute amateur's brawl.
LAPYX vanquished SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a crowd boring 3 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  3      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 431 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WATERLOO 3317               7   0  0   96 KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
STRIKING ATTACK  BRASELL 3318                6   0  1   83 KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
BASHING ATTACK   CHERYL MILLER 3326         15  14  2   61 GREATS OF TROY (295)
TOTAL PARRY      DOWNER 3315                 7   0  0   38 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 QUEEN 3316.  The ten other most popular fighters were MONDEKKER 3352, 
WATERLOO 3317, CHERYL MILLER 3326, GABE PRUITT 3350, JANDINA 3344, BRASELL 3318, 
HECTOR 3351, HELEN 3353, KASTENMAR 3336, and LENSI TU 3342.

The least popular fighter this week was LAPYX 3363.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOWNER 3315, LENSI TU 3342, KASTENMAR 3336, HELEN 3353, HECTOR 3351, 
BRASELL 3318, JANDINA 3344, GABE PRUITT 3350, CHERYL MILLER 3326, and WATERLOO 3317.

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

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