DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2011    Duedate: 02/10/2011

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-435

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SJS
J (322)
(78-2862) [10-6-1,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SJS                            RALTUMAN OMELETTE
J (322)                        SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
(78-2862) [10-6-1,91]          (78-2857) [1-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CJ                             TESLA SHARPE
J (322)                        SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2840) [15-11-2,72]         (78-2870) [7-2-1,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (324)        56
2. J (322)                     32      J (322)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)            5      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)       0
                                       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    40  15  4 72.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         8  7 1
 2/ 2 J (322)                   70  49 10 58.8   2/ 3 J (322)                   6  6 0
 3/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (324)       2   2  0 50.0   3/ 0*SHEWISH BUFFET (324)      2  2 0
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        892 988 31 47.4   4- 2 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    1  0 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Ghost Story ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The snow wasn't being driven down out of the sky by a blizzard, but it was
falling thickly and steadily, and Black Tom had learned this usually meant it would
continue for a long time.  He didn't mind being snowed on, it would hide him as he
stalked his prey through the maze of stacked timbers in the lumber yards outside Lin
Tirian.  But he minded that his prey would have that same protection.  Fine, it was
"fair" that way.  Who cared about fair?  He wanted an edge.
     Heck, he wouldn't even MIND knowing what it was he was pursuing.  Chasing when
he could get a sight on it--just a moving shadow, most of the time--tracking when he
lost that sight.  But a heavy snowfall was as bad as fog, and what it did to tracks
was enough to make a man weep.
     He studied the open aisle, wide enough for a timber wagon, that ran between two
cliffs of logs.  Empty.  Just snow on the ground and a curtain of snow falling.  Had
he lost his quarry?  No tracks, no suspicious shadows, nothing moving but the snow.
If it had come this way, it was gone.
     Well, if it had not come this way, it was gone, too, but that was a different
problem.  Continue the hunt, or turn back, that was the problem of the moment.
     Not much point in going on....
     Something screamed.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 558): RAINBIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 658): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 660): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): NEFARIOUS of BROTHERHOOD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 646): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 643): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 635): SECOND WATCH of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 525): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 510): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): WALLIS YET of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 558): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 658): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 660): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 643): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 635): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 525): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 510): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           SAZERAC of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           TAMRA KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Weeeeeehhhheeeell... looks like I'm the big man in the arena this.  Duelmaster,
Recognition leader, Popularity leader and Favorite.  I'm leaving after having run the
board.  Beat that, suckers.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of LIN TIRIAN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  SHEWISH BUFFET had 
cause to celebrate, after RALTUMAN OMELETTE got 21 points by beating EMBEZZLING 
SCRIBE.  BLACK TOM certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to 
SJS and losing 7 points in the process!  MATT successfully staved off a grab for the 
roses by HARNIE BLACK of SAND DANCERS.  Does LIN TIRIAN have no one talented enough 
to dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  LIN TIRIAN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Lost Hope Inn.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SJS 2862                     10   6  1    91       J (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARNIE BLACK 2863            10   6  0    84       SAND DANCERS (68)
-UNBELIEVABLE 2308             9   5  1    80       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 BLACK TOM 2831               18  17  1    72       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CJ 2840                      15  11  2    72       J (322)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELNA BERIN 2869             10   3  0    64       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TESLA SHARPE 2870             7   2  1    55       SAND DANCERS (68)
 KURTAL DUCK 2861             11   6  0    53       SAND DANCERS (68)
 THE COUNT 2843               12  14  2    52       J (322)
-UNRELIABLE 2307               7   1  0    37       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNSTOPABLE 2309               4   6  0    31       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857        1   0  0    21       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
-UNTOUCHABLE 2305              6   2  0    20       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859          1   0  0    15       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LADY FINGERS 2858       0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   DARK CHAMPION         435  NONE
LAPURIAN SOUVLAK 2860   0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   MISTRESS MIGONEL      435  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Black Tom -- Not so black without that kidney now are you? -- Matt

Delna Berin -- Thanks for the 6 learns. -- SJS

Kurtal Duck -- Not so kurtal without that right buttocks now are you?  Somehow it
seemed wittier when Matt said it... -- CJ

Tesla Sharpe -- I'll get you next time, darn you and that DC power too! -- The Count

Black Tom -- Not at AJ's, at Edge of the Maze. -- CJ

Matt -- Good, I don't have time to do the duelmaster stuff today. -- Black Tom

Ol' M. Chardinee isn't a bad sort, for a human.  He knows how to lose.  And he isn't
actually that old, either.  In fact, he's kinda cute.... -- Harnie Black

Sjs -- I thought you orcs weren't supposed to go in for that kind of heavy studying.
-- Delna Berin

Cj -- I still feel that you should provide a spinach-and-feta croisant to go with
that skill.  I'm not getting much for my efforts here. -- Kurtal Duck

The Count -- Come on, it isn't that hard to learn to dance, and it will help you in
all sorts of things.  A-one, a-two.... -- Tesla Sharpe

We congratulate Matt, who is getting away.  Good going. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LAPURIAN SOUVLAKI was butchered by MISTRESS MIGONELLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LADY FINGERS was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MATT demolished HARNIE BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BLACK TOM was overpowered by SJS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
CJ defeated KURTAL DUCK in a 2 minute fight.
TESLA SHARPE demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
THE COUNT was devastated by DELNA BERIN in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
RALTUMAN OMELETTE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ARADI BOLOGNESE vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 435 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        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SJS 2862                   10   6  1   91 J (322)
WALL OF STEEL    HARNIE BLACK 2863          10   6  0   84 SAND DANCERS (68)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACK TOM 2831             18  17  1   72 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      CJ 2840                    15  11  2   72 J (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  KURTAL DUCK 2861           11   6  0   53 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CJ 2840.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
TESLA SHARPE 2870.  The ten other most popular fighters were SJS 2862, CJ 2840, DELNA 
BERIN 2869, RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857, KURTAL DUCK 2861, ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859, BLACK TOM 
2831, LAPURIAN SOUVLAKI 2860, LADY FINGERS 2858, and HARNIE BLACK 2863.

The least popular fighter this week was THE COUNT 2843.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARNIE BLACK 2863, LADY FINGERS 2858, LAPURIAN SOUVLAKI 2860, BLACK TOM 
2831, ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859, KURTAL DUCK 2861, RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857, DELNA BERIN 
2869, CJ 2840, and SJS 2862.

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

MATT (78-2844) J (322)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RED HAT 1930 (41-23-2)                 1  4  0         CHAOTIC PEACE        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TYLER DURDEN 2577 (14-8-1)             5  3  0         PROJECT:  MAYHEM     
UNFORGETTABLE 2306 (14-2-3)            4  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 78     

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SINISTER 2358 (5-2-0)                  6  3  0         THE BROTHERHOOD      
ROGAR THORFIN 2255 (10-9-5)            1  3  0         DOMINATION           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNBELIEVABLE 2308 (9-5-1)              1  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 78     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857 (0-0-0)         6  3  1         SHEWISH BUFFET       
REVENANT 2871 (0-0-0)                  4  2  0  DEAD   ZOMBIE SQUAD         
ADORIAN SMOOTHIE 2856 (0-0-0)          4  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET       
ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859 (0-0-0)           1  3  0         SHEWISH BUFFET