DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2008    Duedate: 01/17/2008

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-364

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CHELBAGHEERA
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2754) [11-9-0,61]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CHELBAGHEERA                   ROCKING MOOSE
SAND DANCERS (68)              CANADIAN TOYS (314)
(78-2754) [11-9-0,61]          (78-2765) [2-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHELBAGHEERA                   CHELBAGHEERA
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2754) [11-9-0,61]          (78-2754) [11-9-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CANADIAN TOYS (314)         51
2. SAND DANCERS (68)            0      SAND DANCERS (68)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       CANADIAN TOYS (314)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*CANADIAN TOYS (314)        7   3  0 70.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)        13  2 1
 2/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        695 840 24 45.3   2/ 2*CANADIAN TOYS (314)       7  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 584): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 580): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 566): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): SHANNARIAN D'ANJELICA of STORM BRINGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 555): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 445): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 432): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 423): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 377): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 584): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 580): POWER LEGION (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 566): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 555): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 445): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 432): PASTAFARIANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 423): BLADES OF TERROR (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 377): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ha!  I smacked the Kung-Fu Master upside the head AND get my Invitation to the
Isle.  Not that I'm going, me, be a little frog in a big pond full of bigger frogs?
Not much!  But it's coup to have gotten the call.  And it means I am OUT of here.

                                    Deelar Marion

P.S.  Shortsword?  As if!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LIN TIRIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to CANADIAN TOYS for their 
4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  TEDDY SKUNK caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it 
skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, ROCKING MOOSE put down HALGAR SNAGTOOTH, causing 
him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Although KHALHUMS DWARF made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious DEELAR MARION.  
No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position 
using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LIN TIRIAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LIN TIRIAN.  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                  
 CHELBAGHEERA 2754            11   9  0    61       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESSALIDA 2758                7   1  1    60       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756         7   1  0    59       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKING MOOSE 2765            2   0  0    33       CANADIAN TOYS (314)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARIBOU BARBIE 2762           2   0  0    23       CANADIAN TOYS (314)
 LYNX LOGS 2761                2   0  0    21       CANADIAN TOYS (314)
 TEDDY SKUNK 2764              1   1  0    21       CANADIAN TOYS (314)
 HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760         3   1  1    11       SAND DANCERS (68)
 JACQUES IN THE BOX 2766       0   1  0     1       CANADIAN TOYS (314)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Venomous Concubine is an orc.  I consider that an unfair advantage. --
Chelbagheera
P.S.  A male orc, which makes it worse.

I cock a snook at the Dishonest Justice. -- Messalida

     How rude.

What a piker!  I disarmed him and buried the arms in the sand.  I'd've buried the
rest of him, too, but he ran too fast and the Arenamistress got in the way. -- Shana
Two-Knives

Teddy Skunk -- I shoulda killed you.  Golems are a big part of what's wrong with the
world today. -- Halgar Snagtooth

Deelar Marion -- You are escaping with your life.  That should be reward enough. --
Arenamistress Mignonelle

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEELAR MARION viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute master's fight.
CHELBAGHEERA overcame CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner Title match.
SHANA TWO-KNIVES bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute fight.
MESSALIDA overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HALGAR SNAGTOOTH was devastated by ROCKING MOOSE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LYNX LOGS devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CARIBOU BARBIE handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TEDDY SKUNK vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JACQUES IN THE BOX was vanquished by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   1 -  1      93  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       15 -   7 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  2      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 364 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         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      CHELBAGHEERA 2754          11   9  0   61 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    MESSALIDA 2758              7   1  1   60 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHELBAGHEERA 2754.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHELBAGHEERA 2754.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHANA 
TWO-KNIVES 2756, ROCKING MOOSE 2765, TEDDY SKUNK 2764, MESSALIDA 2758, LYNX LOGS 
2761, CARIBOU BARBIE 2762, HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, JACQUES IN THE BOX 2766,  0, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was JACQUES IN THE BOX 2766.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, CARIBOU BARBIE 2762, LYNX LOGS 2761, 
MESSALIDA 2758, TEDDY SKUNK 2764, ROCKING MOOSE 2765, SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756, 
CHELBAGHEERA 2754,  0, and  0.

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

DEELAR MARION (78-2750) SAND DANCERS (68)