DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2013    Duedate: 05/22/2013

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STREGOICA
DARKSTALKER2 (280)
(75-3203) [9-1-0,160]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STREGOICA                      OSSO BUCO
DARKSTALKER2 (280)             THE VENETIAN V (312)
(75-3203) [9-1-0,160]          (75-3524) [1-0-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WINTER ROSE                    BANDIDOS GUAPO
SAND DANCERS (67)              EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
(75-3467) [15-16-0,61]         (75-3480) [9-3-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RUNEBLADES (194)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FALSE OVERTURES (185)       54
2. EL CAMINO:DOS (307)         35      DARKSTALKER2 (280)
3. RUNEBLADES (194)            21      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUAD (299)          10
5. THE VENETIAN V (312)         9      THE VENETIAN V (312)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE VENETIAN V (312)       1   0  0  100   1/ 1 RUNEBLADES (194)          9  6 1
 2/ 1 DARKSTALKER2 (280)         9   1  0 90.0   2/ 6 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     6  4 1
 3/ 0 EL CAMINO:DOS (307)       31  17  1 64.6   3/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            4  3 0
 4/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD (299)        80  44  1 64.5   4/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         4 11 0
 5/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            70  51  4 57.9   5/ 4 DARKSTALKER2 (280)        3  0 0
 6/ 4 RUNEBLADES (194)          41  48  3 46.1   6/ 0 EL CAMINO:DOS (307)       3  1 0
 7/ 5 FALSE OVERTURES (185)    105 131  8 44.5   7/ 0*THE VENETIAN V (312)      1  0 0
 8/ 6 SAND DANCERS (67)        999 %1409 27 41.5   8/ 5 ZOMBIE SQUAD (299)        1  3 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 721): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): TAFFY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 677): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): SHE'S A JAR of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 721): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 677): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 722): ELEVENTH of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): MORGUE of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          WINTERSONG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 701): WARTLESS WITCH of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
                           GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JADE MOUNTAIN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  FALSE OVERTURES turned their 
4-1-1 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, 
and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see XAVIER 
win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BANDIDOS GUAPO beat CLAWS OF 
NIGHT and CLAWS OF NIGHT lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like JADE 
MOUNTAIN has some guts at least, STREGOICA the Duelmaster was this turn's 
most-challenged warrior.  And if variety is the spice of life, JADE MOUNTAIN may be 
getting bland, as STREGOICA stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  FALSE OVERTURES was the most 
avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
DARKSTALKER2.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Whoa!  I'll even buy NAREEN a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good 
side!  Ya gotta go sometime, and TRES' time was this time.  Hmmm, not a bad fighter, 
had he lived... (what?  me pity?).  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry 
if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the JADE MOUNTAIN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of JADE MOUNTAIN.  I feel much better now.  Paste this 
one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STREGOICA 3203                9   1  0   160       DARKSTALKER2 (280)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIER 2071                  13   5  2   125       RUNEBLADES (194)
 LING 2082                    20  10  1   118       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 ANDA 2171                    10   6  0    96       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOGAN DJIAN 3476             20  10  0    88       SAND DANCERS (67)
 TEASER II 2201                7   5  1    84       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 BANDIDOS GUAPO 3480           9   3  0    78       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER ROSE 3467             15  16  0    61       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LOCUTUS 2067                 11   7  0    58       RUNEBLADES (194)
 ATERRADO INCREDIBLE 3483      6   4  0    57       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAREEN 2144                  10  11  1    55       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496          14   8  0    54       SAND DANCERS (67)
 RAGE 2204                     9   3  0    54       RUNEBLADES (194)
 IMNOTA GOAT 3449              5   1  0    52       ZOMBIE SQUAD (299)
 STARR 2203                    6   5  0    49       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
 GARCIA 3460                   4   2  0    46       ZOMBIE SQUAD (299)
 IRON HANDED 3508              6   6  1    44       CRITICALS (13)
 MAORI 3523                    3   2  0    41       RUNEBLADES (194)
 DEADLY FORCE 3513             5   2  0    37       CRITICALS (13)
-DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY 3509       3   2  0    34       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO-HAIN 3514                  5   6  0    31       SAND DANCERS (67)
 FEUNTE 3489                   8   2  0    30       EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
 JADE LOTUS 3511               8   6  0    30       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ANGEL 2193                    4  11  0    29       RUNEBLADES (194)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512        1   2  0    15       CRITICALS (13)
 OSSO BUCO 3524                1   0  0     9       THE VENETIAN V (312)
 MERL 3525                     0   1  0     1       ZOMBIE SQUAD (299)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JANG-KO BLACKHAN        0  0 0 DARK ARENA           NAREEN 2144           502  NONE
TRES 3481               7  3 1 EL CAMINO:DOS 307    XAVIER 2071           502   
GRR 3485                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 299     CHAO-SO TALLTREE      502  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     If someone tried to send in something as a duelmaster's column and is surprised
     not to see it in the proper place, blame hal.  I'm not sure what the problem is,
     but my best guess, based on other such problems in the past, is that it might
     have been sent as a dot-doc or perhaps an attachment.  Hal only sees plain text
     (dot txt).  Also, when you send something to hal, always check your receipts!
     That might help avoid such problems.

Iron Handed -- Well done.  I guess I'm not sure why I let Guido talk me into coming
back.  Off to retirement I go. -- Nareen

Winter Rose -- I think I'm at least a little bit surprised. -- Anda

Jade Master -- Uh, oh, Guido's giving me that look again. -- Teaser II

Maori -- Hey, I liked that dagger!  I'm sending you the bill. -- Starr

Ko-Hain -- Thank you.  My moko is my identity. -- Maori

Guido -- Welcome back! -- Stillgard

Starr -- You shine like Athutahi.  Do not let this loss undo you. -- Maori

Ko-Hain -- This is foretold. -- Locutus

C.O.N. -- You are probably as sick of me as I am of Stregoica!  Keep plugging. --
Xavier

Rage -- I noticed that. -- Ko-Hain
P.S.  No cushion to land on, either.

Locutus -- Why, thank you, sir. -- Winter Rose

Stregoica -- Whew!  Glad you won that.  I've DONE my time on the throne, and it was
enough. -- Kogan Djian

Xavier -- It's my nail polish, isn't it? -- Claws of Night

Anda -- If that was a FALSE overture, spare me a true one! -- Winter Rose

Locutus -- Ouch?  I've got rotten roof boards and have trouble keeping my mind on
fighting.  Which will get me killed, so I don't have to WORRY about the roof, but...
damn. -- Ko-Hain

Angel -- It's just WRONG for you to be shorter and cuter than me. -- Jade Lotus

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NAREEN delivered the death blow upon JANG-KO BLACKHAND in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
GRR was dispatched by CHAO-SO TALLTREE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STARR handily defeated JADE LOTUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
STREGOICA won victory over ANDA in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
LING defeated KOGAN DJIAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's fight.
TRES was butchered by XAVIER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TEASER II devastated RAGE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
CLAWS OF NIGHT was overpowered by BANDIDOS GUAPO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WINTER ROSE lost to ATERRADO INCREDIBLE in a 1 minute duel.
IRON HANDED was overpowered by SHIZARAN BLACKHEART in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MAORI was defeated by IMNOTA GOAT in a 2 minute novice vs. expert fight.
GARCIA was beaten by LOCUTUS in a 1 minute fight.
DEADLY FORCE luckily beat ANGEL in a 2 minute bloody match.
FEUNTE overcame UNTAMED BERZERKER in a 2 minute brutal contest.
KO-HAIN demolished SHIVERING BONZE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
OSSO BUCO overcame MERL in a 2 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  16 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 502 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  STREGOICA 3203              9   1  0  160 DARKSTALKER2 (280)
SLASHING ATTACK  XAVIER 2071                13   5  2  125 RUNEBLADES (194)
TOTAL PARRY      LING 2082                  20  10  1  118 FALSE OVERTURES (185)
BASHING ATTACK   KOGAN DJIAN 3476           20  10  0   88 SAND DANCERS (67)
AIMED BLOW       BANDIDOS GUAPO 3480         9   3  0   78 EL CAMINO:DOS (307)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOCUTUS 2067               11   7  0   58 RUNEBLADES (194)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496        14   8  0   54 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-LUNGE      DEADLY FORCE 3513           5   2  0   37 CRITICALS (13)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WINTER ROSE 3467.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BANDIDOS GUAPO 3480.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAORI 3523, 
UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512, OSSO BUCO 3524, STARR 2203, LING 2082, TEASER II 2201, DEADLY 
FORCE 3513, ANGEL 2193, FEUNTE 3489, and MERL 3525.

The least popular fighter this week was IRON HANDED 3508.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JADE LOTUS 3511, GARCIA 3460, IMNOTA GOAT 3449, WINTER ROSE 
3467, RAGE 2204, TRES 3481, KOGAN DJIAN 3476, ANDA 2171, GRR 3485, and NAREEN 2144.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STREGOICA (75-3203) DARKSTALKER2 (280)