DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/21/2013    Duedate: 12/04/2013

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-516

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEADLY FORCE
CRITICALS (13)
(75-3513) [14-7-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEADLY FORCE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
CRITICALS (13)                 
(75-3513) [14-7-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WINTER ROSE                    WINTER ROSE
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3467) [19-26-0,91]         (75-3467) [19-26-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           25
2. CRITICALS (13)               8      CRITICALS (13)
3. FALSE OVERTURES (185)        0      Unchartered Team
4. MY CARTOONS (285)            0
                                       BIRDS OF A FEATHER (277)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRITICALS (13)            95  61  4 60.9   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         8  7 0
 2- 2 FALSE OVERTURES (185)    154 144  9 51.7   2- 1 FALSE OVERTURES (185)     7  3 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        %1025 %1453 28 41.4   3/ 3 CRITICALS (13)            5  1 0
 4- 4*MY CARTOONS (285)          1   8  0 11.1   4- 4*MY CARTOONS (285)         0  2 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 735): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 705): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 583): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SERGEANT 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 735): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 705): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): DEMONSPAWN (Zorsea?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 853): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): LITTLE GRAY BIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                       (turn 715): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 558): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon JADE MOUNTAIN, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  FALSE OVERTURES?  Who?  SAND DANCERS is the 
top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for STONE HAMMER, who pummelled 
TALK-TO-DEATH, to pocket 12 points.  DEADLY FORCE successfully staved off a grab for 
the roses by WINTER ROSE of SAND DANCERS.  Does JADE MOUNTAIN have no one talented 
enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in JADE MOUNTAIN is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in JADE MOUNTAIN is the highlight of my life.  My 
fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my 
impeccable character.  JADE MOUNTAIN, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to 
foot my bill at The Green Axe.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADLY FORCE 3513            14   7  0   104       CRITICALS (13)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAREEN 2144                  18  15  1    96       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
-DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY 3509       8   2  0    95       CRITICALS (13)
 JADE LOTUS 3511              15  13  1    94       SAND DANCERS (67)
 WINTER ROSE 3467             19  26  0    91       SAND DANCERS (67)
 IRON HANDED 3508             16  10  1    91       CRITICALS (13)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496          19  17  0    74       SAND DANCERS (67)
-SECURE DEFENS 490             3   3  0    74       CRITICALS (13)
 KO-HAIN 3514                 10  15  0    68       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARCHENAX 3540                 9   1  0    66       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MELROSE 3544                  5   1  0    39       FALSE OVERTURES (185)
-N'KESSA 3553                  4   0  1    38       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE HAMMER 3541             4   7  0    31       SAND DANCERS (67)
-UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512        2   3  0    31       CRITICALS (13)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHETMORE 3546                 4   1  0    28       FALSE OVERTURES (185)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAPE APE 3235                1   5  0    16       MY CARTOONS (285)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jade Lotus -- Not again!  Oh, well, that shouldn't happen for a while, at least. --
Nareen

Ko-Hain -- I thought you said you were going to hit someone else... -- Melrose

Stone Hammer -- Can you believe that was my best learning from a fight so far?  Well,
it's a step in the right direction, I guess. -- N'Kessa

Grape Ape -- Why did you keep repeating your name?  It was so distracting. --
Whetmore

All -- Unfortunately, False Overtures is going on hiatus, effective immediately.  I
intend to return, I just don't know when.  Farewell for now. -- Guido

Guido -- Regarding "working some weird hours":  You've got to play the cards as they
fall to you.  And the five-award turn?  Sometimes I get 'em, in small arenas you can
do that even without special effort, but they don't last.  For that--lasting high
performance--you DO need special effort, and that is not in our cards. -- Jorja

Melrose -- Well, of course!  Of course I want to impress you, of course I'm trying to
turn your head because it's beautiful from both sides. -- Ko-Hain

Deadly Force -- At least you were only that "in a manner of speaking," as they say.
-- Winter Rose, still hoping for a winning record but willing to accept graduation if
that's what's on offer
P.S.  Darned if I know what I'm lacking, maybe some rating in an esoteric field.

Nareen -- At least you didn't go on and on and on.  I'm running short on sleep today,
and I couldn't have LASTED on and on and on. -- Jade Lotus

Iron Handed -- Always a nasty type in a close fight, aren't you?  Well, actually, I
am, too... if it's dark. -- Claws of Night and Alleys

Melrose -- I'm still trying to reach a winning record here, but I did give you a
couple of my BEST skills. -- Ko-Hain

N'Kessa -- Aw, you're such a cute little thing! -- Stone Hammer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEADLY FORCE bested WINTER ROSE in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
JADE LOTUS vanquished TO-FU BACKSTABBER in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
CLAWS OF NIGHT lost to IRON HANDED in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
KO-HAIN overpowered ZELBAN SWORDBITER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
STONE HAMMER overpowered TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |

Turn 516 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 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      DEADLY FORCE 3513          14   7  0  104 CRITICALS (13)
WALL OF STEEL    JADE LOTUS 3511            15  13  1   94 SAND DANCERS (67)
AIMED BLOW       IRON HANDED 3508           16  10  1   91 CRITICALS (13)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496        19  17  0   74 SAND DANCERS (67)
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 WINTER ROSE 3467.  The ten other most popular fighters were IRON HANDED 
3508, KO-HAIN 3514, DEADLY FORCE 3513, JADE LOTUS 3511, STONE HAMMER 3541, CLAWS OF 
NIGHT 3496,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CLAWS OF NIGHT 3496.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STONE HAMMER 3541, JADE LOTUS 3511, DEADLY FORCE 3513, KO-HAIN 
3514, IRON HANDED 3508, WINTER ROSE 3467,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMURAI 3119 (104-63-1)               14  2  0         GOLD STANDARD        

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BUBBA 3365 (49-23-0)                   3  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD         
GANOOSH 3389 (39-33-0)                 2  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LEAPS INTO THE AIR 85 (32-29-1)        4  3  0         CRITICALS            
XAVIER 2071 (21-7-2)                   3  3  0         RUNEBLADES           
STREGOICA 3203 (18-5-0)                0  2  0         DARKSTALKER2         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SECURE DEFENS 490 (3-3-0)              2  3  0         CRITICALS            
MALFEYTOR 2030 (25-11-1)               0  2  0         BLOODMOON GUILD      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY 3509 (8-2-0)        5  3  0         CRITICALS            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNTAMED BERZERKER 3512 (2-3-0)         0  2  0         CRITICALS            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CEN 3549 (0-0-0)                       2  3  0         GRIZZLED VETERANS    
IRY 3552 (0-0-0)                       2  3  0         GRIZZLED VETERANS    
CROM 3550 (0-0-0)                      1  3  0         GRIZZLED VETERANS    

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INHUMANLY CONTORTS 83 (2-0-0)          2  3  0         CRITICALS            

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORNELITH 1931 (7-3-0)                 4  3  0         FALSE OVERTURES      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOSK 2023 (2-0-1)                      1  3  0         FALSE OVERTURES      

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BERZERKER ENERGY 110 (0-0-0)           1  3  0         CRITICALS            

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI