DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2009    Duedate: 02/12/2009

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-383

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MESSALIDA
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2758) [18-9-1,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MESSALIDA                      DEVONSHIRE
SAND DANCERS (68)              KIWI CONNECTION (267)
(78-2758) [18-9-1,93]          (78-2779) [5-2-1,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHELBAGHEERA                   WIGRAM
SAND DANCERS (68)              KIWI CONNECTION (267)
(78-2754) [21-18-0,84]         (78-2293) [6-3-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)            8
2. KIWI CONNECTION (267)        8      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)     17  11  1 60.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)        10  5 0
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)        749 881 26 46.0   2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (267)     6  4 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 610): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): CRICKET of LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So, here I am again, after defeating the Not-From-Khalhums Dwarf.  He wasn't
easy.

                                    Red Coulter

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in LIN TIRIAN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with SHANA 
TWO-KNIVES?  She actually beat LIN TIRIAN's KHALHUMS DWARF, and walked away with 16 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at KIWI CONNECTION.  WIGRAM lost 10 points 
to AMBITIOUS GUARD.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe WIGRAM will provide more 
easy wins...  LIN TIRIAN, set your sights on CONVICTED ASSASSIN.  He'll be happy to 
entertain all requests after defeating RED COULTER.  MESSALIDA looked pretty 
Duelmasterlike as she took LIN TIRIAN's top spot with 93 points.  Now, what will RED 
COULTER do?  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESSALIDA 2758               18   9  1    93       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760        15   8  1    87       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756        14  13  1    86       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CHELBAGHEERA 2754            21  18  0    84       SAND DANCERS (68)
 RED COULTER 2767             14   5  1    75       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEVONSHIRE 2779               5   2  1    61       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WIGRAM 2293                   6   3  0    46       KIWI CONNECTION (267)
 VOLGA 2778                    5   0  0    42       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YARROW 2781                   1   0  0    15       KIWI CONNECTION (267)

'-' 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 jealous, probably because I'm a woman and he isn't.  My
opinion of him is unprintable, but there are a lot of people like that in the world.
-- Shana Two-Knives

The Veteran Mercenary, a mere half-elf, knew better than to try to "put one over" ME.
Ha. -- Messalida

M. Chardinee kept making these weird gestures, which I *think* are secret signs for
some CULT.  Gods, what a low person he must be! -- Halgar Snagtooth

Kung-Fu.  It is to laugh. -- Chelbagheera, not going out without a blade, thank you
very much

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RED COULTER was devastated by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CHELBAGHEERA won victory over DEVONSHIRE in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
SHANA TWO-KNIVES savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's duel.
HALGAR SNAGTOOTH savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute bloody master's match.
MESSALIDA won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title fight.
WIGRAM was beaten by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
VOLGA outwaited FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd boring 12 minute melee.
YARROW vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided 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        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 383 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        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MESSALIDA 2758             18   9  1   93 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760      15   8  1   87 SAND DANCERS (68)
AIMED BLOW       RED COULTER 2767           14   5  1   75 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   WIGRAM 2293                 6   3  0   46 KIWI CONNECTION (267)
TOTAL PARRY      VOLGA 2778                  5   0  0   42 KIWI CONNECTION (267)
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 WIGRAM 2293.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHANA TWO-KNIVES 
2756, HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, CHELBAGHEERA 2754, MESSALIDA 2758, YARROW 2781, 
DEVONSHIRE 2779, RED COULTER 2767, VOLGA 2778,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VOLGA 2778.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RED COULTER 2767, DEVONSHIRE 2779, YARROW 2781, MESSALIDA 2758, 
CHELBAGHEERA 2754, HALGAR SNAGTOOTH 2760, SHANA TWO-KNIVES 2756, WIGRAM 2293,  0, and 
0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HST 1738 (148-106-1)                   1  4  0         PRESIDENTS           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROGAR THORFIN 2255 (10-9-5)            2  3  0         DOMINATION           
ABJURER 2534 (13-6-0)                  1  3  0         MAGIC ARTISTS        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VOLGA 2778 (4-0-0)                     3  3  0         KIWI CONNECTION