DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/11/2011    Duedate: 02/24/2011

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-436

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SJS
J (322)
(78-2862) [11-6-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SJS                            RALTUMAN OMELETTE
J (322)                        SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
(78-2862) [11-6-1,101]         (78-2857) [2-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CJ                             THE COUNT
J (322)                        J (322)
(78-2840) [15-12-2,63]         (78-2843) [13-14-2,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

J (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHEWISH BUFFET (324)        33
2. J (322)                     15      J (322)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)            9      Unchartered Team

                                       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 J (322)                   72  50 10 59.0   1/ 2 J (322)                   8  3 0
 2/ 3*SHEWISH BUFFET (324)       4   4  0 50.0   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         7  8 1
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        895 990 32 47.5   3/ 3*SHEWISH BUFFET (324)      4  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

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

     Black Tom raised his eyebrows.  Not a human scream.  He would know.  Some kind
of animal, maybe.  A cat?  Maybe.  Surprising how loud a cat could be.  A cat might
scream for any damn dumb reason, they did that.  Or it might scream because something
surprised it.  Like maybe the thing he was hunting here.  Which would mean the thing
was over that way, where the scream came from.
     He looked into the snow-shot darkness.  It seemed darker, though the snow was
almost luminous.  A landscape in black and white.  A maze of aisles, broad and
narrow, between the stacked timbers.
     Or it might not be a cat.  He wasn't chasing a cat.  The shadow he'd glimpsed
was man-sized and more or less upright, though the tracks did not seem quite right
for a man.  What he could see of the tracks after the snow got through with them.
     A monster of some kind, that was his guess.  You heard a lot of stories about
strange things in the forest up here.  Chasing a monster began to seem like a bad
idea.  Maybe he should quit for the night, go back to the guildhouse.
     He turned around to go back.
     And there it was.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): SAM ADAMS of MMMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 647): DEE S. TROYER of DEVILS ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): PETER DAVISON of THE DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): IL MALVAGIO (Action, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): GLADIATORS et al (Caesar, 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  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                (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  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                      (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon LIN TIRIAN, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in LIN TIRIAN, with 
changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--J.  J had 
cause to celebrate, after THE COUNT got 14 points by beating DELNA BERIN.  Win some, 
lose some.  Speaking of which, THE COUNT was winsome, after beating DELNA BERIN and 
seeing her lose 11 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by 
HARNIE BLACK, of SAND DANCERS, who despite a 10-7-0 couldn't overcome LIN TIRIAN's 
Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering 
milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid LIN TIRIAN farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SJS 2862                     11   6  1   101       J (322)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TOM 2831               19  17  1    84       SAND DANCERS (68)
 HARNIE BLACK 2863            10   7  0    77       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE COUNT 2843               13  14  2    66       J (322)
 CJ 2840                      15  12  2    63       J (322)
 TESLA SHARPE 2870             8   2  1    63       SAND DANCERS (68)
 KURTAL DUCK 2861             12   6  1    60       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELNA BERIN 2869             10   4  0    53       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857        2   0  0    31       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859          2   0  0    22       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

'-' 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                      KURTAL DUCK 2861      436  NONE
SNACK 1 2877            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   MOUNTAIN TROLL        436  NONE
SNACK 2 2878            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   MISTRESS MIGONEL      436  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

Well, that'll teach those stand-ins a lesson. -- Shewish Buffet

Matt -- If a final win is what you want to leave, take it and go.  I don't like you.
-- Harnie Black
P.S.  Nothing personal, but you're an orc.  I don't like orcs.
P.P.S.  Okay, and partly personal, you took the win.  That whould have been MY win.

Sjs -- Come out and walk in the snow with me, babe.  I'll show you remarkable things.
-- Black Tom

Cj -- If you can't provide me with a spinach and feta croisant and a mocha latte, I'm
just not interested in you. -- Kurtal Duck

The Captured Orc doesn't like hospitals?  Why would anyone waste hospital space on
it?  It's an animal. -- Tesla Sharpe

The Count -- Not impressive. -- Delna Berin

Sjs -- I didn't mean to give you that many, you just GRABBED them when I opened the
bag.  Greedy. -- Delna Berin

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK 2 was butchered by MISTRESS MIGONELLE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK 1 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SJS demolished HARNIE BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
CJ was overpowered by BLACK TOM in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
DELNA BERIN was viciously subdued by THE COUNT in a 2 minute gory fight.
TESLA SHARPE demolished DISHONEST JUSTICE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
KURTAL DUCK slaughtered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
RALTUMAN OMELETTE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ARADI BOLOGNESE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  2      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 436 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SJS 2862                   11   6  1  101 J (322)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACK TOM 2831             19  17  1   84 SAND DANCERS (68)
WALL OF STEEL    HARNIE BLACK 2863          10   7  0   77 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-LUNGE      CJ 2840                    15  12  2   63 J (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  KURTAL DUCK 2861           12   6  1   60 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 THE 
COUNT 2843.  The ten other most popular fighters were TESLA SHARPE 2870, SJS 2862, 
BLACK TOM 2831, DELNA BERIN 2869, RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857, KURTAL DUCK 2861, ARADI 
BOLOGNESE 2859, SNACK 2 2878, SNACK 1 2877, and HARNIE BLACK 2863.

The least popular fighter this week was CJ 2840.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HARNIE BLACK 2863, SNACK 1 2877, SNACK 2 2878, ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859, 
KURTAL DUCK 2861, RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857, DELNA BERIN 2869, BLACK TOM 2831, SJS 2862, 
and TESLA SHARPE 2870.