DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/05/2008    Duedate: 12/18/2008

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-379

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHANA TWO-KNIVES
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2756) [12-11-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHANA TWO-KNIVES               DEVONSHIRE
SAND DANCERS (68)              KIWI CONNECTION (267)
(78-2756) [12-11-1,102]        (78-2779) [3-0-1,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHELBAGHEERA                   CHELBAGHEERA
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2754) [18-17-0,89]         (78-2754) [18-17-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           29
2. KIWI CONNECTION (267)       16      SAND DANCERS (68)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KIWI CONNECTION (267)      9   6  1 60.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)        10  5 0
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)        734 876 26 45.6   2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (267)     7  2 1

    '*'   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 606): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): BOLT of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 432): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): NEBUCHADENEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 602): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 602): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 600): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 300): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 590): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 588): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 579): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 541): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 275): OF WOLF & MEN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 469): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorjga, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 494): SILMARILLIAD et al (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 255): EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): UNLUCKY DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     One and four against standbys?  This is bad.
     A knife or two beats kung-fu any time.

                                  Shana Two-Knives

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LIN TIRIAN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  And let's see, RED COULTER fought VENEMOUS CONCUBINE and gained 15 
points and contributed to SAND DANCERS' 4-1-0.  MESSALIDA has lost to VENEMOUS 
CONCUBINE, falling 8 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 4-1-0 turn.  Defending 
hers title for another turn, SHANA TWO-KNIVES kept LIN TIRIAN's warrior, CONVICTED 
ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Lost Hope Inn until they win.  
Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in LIN TIRIAN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in LIN TIRIAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756        12  11  1   102       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHELBAGHEERA 2754            18  17  0    89       SAND DANCERS (68)
 RED COULTER 2767             11   4  1    85       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760        12   7  1    66       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MESSALIDA 2758               14   9  1    64       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVONSHIRE 2779               3   0  1    43       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOLGA 2778                    3   0  0    30       KIWI CONNECTION (267)
 WIGRAM 2293                   3   2  0    28       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE           0  0 0                      DEVONSHIRE 2779       379  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gerogina Zekt, "Venomous Concubine" -- Why take it out on us? -- Chelbagheera,
Messalida, and Halgar Snagtooth

Villisian t'Ko, Mercenary -- I've heard that Veteran Mercenaries are easy.  You
aren't.  I dislike that in an opponent. -- Red Coulter

Gerogina Zekt, "Venomous Concubine" -- And all it does is make you cranky?  That kind
of thing would make ME reach for my knives. -- Shana Two-Knives

Villisian t'Ko, Mercenary -- Cad. -- Messalida

Korg Steelnose, Hitman for Hire -- No!  It was just personal, not a job.  Really! --
Red Coulter

Our congratulations to all who dared the tourney, and better luck next time. -- Jorja
and the Sand Dancers

Shana Two-Knives -- You have no grace, no sense of style.  Just a bloody-mindedness
which is, alas, very typical of humans. -- Ilvarish of Itril, Master of Unarmed
Combat

Chelbagheera -- It says here that you're an elf, and I believe it.  Disgusting
people, elves, very anti-orc.  I enjoyed hitting you. -- Gerogina Zekt, "Venomous
Concubine"

Messalida -- You have no sense of restraint, typical of all elves.  Learn to not get
what you want all the time. -- Gerogina Zekt, "Venomous Concubine"

Red Coulter -- To finicky, boy.  You wouldn't last on a battlefield. -- Villisian
t'Ko, Mercenary

Halgar Snagtooth -- Make an advance like that again and I'll gut you. -- Gerogina
Zekt, "Venomous Concubine"

Wigram -- Be glad we didn't meet in an alley, and that our wimpy Arenamistress
stepped in when she did. -- Vorgald, the Most Dangerous Criminal

Devonshire and Volga -- You think that was funny, do you?  Wait till it's time to do
your taxes! -- Orgred the Accountant

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHANA TWO-KNIVES devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CHELBAGHEERA viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute expert's battle.
RED COULTER vanquished VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MESSALIDA was overpowered by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HALGAR SNAGTOOTH devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DEVONSHIRE assassinated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WIGRAM was bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome novice's competition.
VOLGA unbelievably bested CULT MEMBER in a 6 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   4 -  2      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 379 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756      12  11  1  102 SAND DANCERS (68)
AIMED BLOW       RED COULTER 2767           11   4  1   85 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    MESSALIDA 2758             14   9  1   64 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 WIGRAM 2293, 
HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756, RED COULTER 2767, DEVONSHIRE 2779, 
MESSALIDA 2758, VOLGA 2778,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VOLGA 2778.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MESSALIDA 2758, DEVONSHIRE 2779, RED COULTER 2767, SHANA TWO-KNIVES 
2756, HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, WIGRAM 2293, CHELBAGHEERA 2754,  0,  0, and  0.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!