DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2008    Duedate: 02/14/2008

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-366

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NECROMANCER
MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
(78-2520) [13-3-1,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NECROMANCER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MAGIC ARTISTS (292)            
(78-2520) [13-3-1,123]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ABJURER                        SOLDIER 1
MAGIC ARTISTS (292)            DOMINATION (201)
(78-2534) [9-5-0,98]           (78-2733) [8-1-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DOMINATION (201)            19
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           16      MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
3. MAGIC ARTISTS (292)         15      Unchartered Team
4. CANADIAN TOYS (314)          0
                                       EXCELLENCE (196)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       56  22  1 71.8   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         8  7 1
 2- 2*CANADIAN TOYS (314)        7   3  0 70.0   2/ 3 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)       6  1 0
 3/ 0 DOMINATION (201)          55  30  6 64.7   3- 2*CANADIAN TOYS (314)       4  1 0
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        699 846 25 45.2   4/ 0 DOMINATION (201)          3  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): BIG LAKE NOMADS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What can I say.  I was on and it was easy.  I am a great Duelmaster.  Bow down
on your knees to the great........
               Necromancer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LIN TIRIAN to 
see what's new.  MVP award for HALGAR SNAGTOOTH?  SAND DANCERS' proud of him after 
beating CULT MEMBER and getting 14 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  
CHELBAGHEERA's match with ROLLO THORFIN cost her a loss of 7 points!  This Duelmaster 
is like something else!  NECROMANCER stopped SHANA TWO-KNIVES dead in hers tracks!  
Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All LIN TIRIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (NECROMANCER vs. 
SHANA TWO-KNIVES, that is.) Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  LIN TIRIAN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NECROMANCER 2520             13   3  1   123       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABJURER 2534                  9   5  0    98       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
 OLAF THORFIN 1720            13   5  0    95       DOMINATION (201)
-CONJURER 2512                10   4  0    95       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756         8   2  1    80       SAND DANCERS (68)
-ROGAR THORFIN 2255            9   9  4    76       DOMINATION (201)
 ROLLO THORFIN 2732            7   1  1    76       DOMINATION (201)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 2733                8   1  0    65       DOMINATION (201)
 MESSALIDA 2758                7   3  1    58       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHELBAGHEERA 2754            11  11  0    56       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCKING MOOSE 2765            2   0  0    33       CANADIAN TOYS (314)
-CON MAN 2755                  2   0  0    28       MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
 RED COULTER 2767              2   0  0    27       SAND DANCERS (68)
 HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760         4   2  1    26       SAND DANCERS (68)

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)
 JORGEN THORFIN 2751           3   2  0    19       DOMINATION (201)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
MEDICINE MAN 2734       7  4 0 MAGIC ARTISTS 292    SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756 365  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

4-1 this time, but Sand Dancers got the kill.  Didn't like that Con Man anyhow.  He
was not a true magic artist. -- Houdini

Necromancer -- Finally!  Someone who can take this horrible burden off my shoulders.
I really don't know what to SAY to humans. -- Chelbagheera

Conjurer -- Unlike Chel', I know exactly what to say to a human.  Unfortunately, the
newsletter wouldn't print it.  They said the paper would catch fire.  Huh. --
Messalida

Medicine Man -- Um, well.  I guess in this case taking two aspirins and calling in
the morning won't work, will they?  I, personally, am delighted with your death, but
Jorja's annoyed at me.  Sometimes there's just no understanding that woman.  It isn't
like she was all sweetness and light in HER days here. -- Shana Two-Knives

Con Man -- Damn, I could've sworn I didn't agree to that loss. -- Halgar Snagtooth

A Beggar.  I know what to do with beggars.... -- Red Coulter
P.S.  If the Arenamistress hadn't stepped in when she did, I'd've done it, too.

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NECROMANCER devastated SHANA TWO-KNIVES in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ABJURER vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal uneven battle.
OLAF THORFIN overpowered MESSALIDA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
SOLDIER 1 viciously subdued DISHONEST JUSTICE in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
ROLLO THORFIN devastated CHELBAGHEERA in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
JORGEN THORFIN was narrowly defeated by RED COULTER in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
HALGAR SNAGTOOTH handily defeated CULT MEMBER 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                      4         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 366 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  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NECROMANCER 2520           13   3  1  123 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ABJURER 2534                9   5  0   98 MAGIC ARTISTS (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   OLAF THORFIN 1720          13   5  0   95 DOMINATION (201)
PARRY-LUNGE      SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756       8   2  1   80 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    MESSALIDA 2758              7   3  1   58 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ABJURER 2534.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLDIER 1 2733.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED COULTER 2767, 
ABJURER 2534, NECROMANCER 2520, OLAF THORFIN 1720, ROLLO THORFIN 2732, JORGEN THORFIN 
2751, HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756, MESSALIDA 2758, and CHELBAGHEERA 
2754.

The least popular fighter this week was CHELBAGHEERA 2754.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MESSALIDA 2758, SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756, HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, 
JORGEN THORFIN 2751, ROLLO THORFIN 2732, OLAF THORFIN 1720, NECROMANCER 2520, ABJURER 
2534, RED COULTER 2767, and SOLDIER 1 2733.