DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/20/2011    Duedate: 06/02/2011

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-443

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HARNIE BLACK
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2863) [16-8-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HARNIE BLACK                   ARADI BOLOGNESE
SAND DANCERS (68)              SHEWISH BUFFET (324)
(78-2863) [16-8-0,123]         (78-2859) [5-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARNIE BLACK                   KURTAL DUCK
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2863) [16-8-0,123]         (78-2861) [15-10-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           38
2. SHEWISH BUFFET (324)        19      J (322)
3. J (322)                      5      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/ 1 J (322)                   84  59 10 58.7   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)        914 %1006 32 47.6   2/ 2*SHEWISH BUFFET (324)      6  6 0
 3/ 3*SHEWISH BUFFET (324)      13  16  1 44.8   3/ 3 J (322)                   2  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 670): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 672): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 574): BLACKHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 666): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 668): GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 659): ROBERT FROST of DEAD POETS (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 660): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 657): MISS CONDUCT of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 654): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 651): MOTHER TERESA of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 643): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 601): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 533): TOMAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 518): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 500): DAVID TENNANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 494): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 237): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 455): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 450): FRIED KHALANI of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 442): HARNIE BLACK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 558): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 670): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 672): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 574): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 666): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 668): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 659): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 660): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 657): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 330): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 654): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 651): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 643): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 601): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 533): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 518): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 500): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 494): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 237): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 455): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 450): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 558): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 574): BLACKHORN of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 665): POT OF GOLD of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 659): SHORTLINE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
                          VALERIAN of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 657): LHISSON of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 656): QUARK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 654): DEE S. TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 654): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 650): WINDMILL WILLY of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 643): HAMMERHEAD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                               PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
                          (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                                      RERUN of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                      JACK KNIFE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 533): TOMAS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            NICKOLI DRYBONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 500): DAVID TENNANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 492): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 455): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     *I* don't know who said I was paying for drinks at the Lost Hope Inn, but you
can just forget that!  Even if you could find the Lost Hope Inn--it's lost, see--I
don't buy drinks for bums.
     Which brings up a point.  Have you noticed things--buildings--VANISHING lately?
Well, noticed lately, but they may have vanished a while back.  And I'm not even sure
WHAT things, except that the Lost Hope Inn is one of them.  I mean, even the MEMORY
of some places is vanishing.  I think it's probably part of a Dark Plot.  I never
liked Dark Plots, they're more fun when they're light and bright and sparkling.
Pink, maybe.  But this one is DARK.
     I mean, you can hear about it if you go to a tavern that hasn't vanished.  The
Oaken Heart, maybe, that's a good one.  People from the Forest go there, some of them
elves, and elves KNOW about this stuff.  Elves will tell you, there are dark things
in the Forest--well, okay, there always have been--but they're RESTLESS now.
     What *I* think is, the Dark Things in the Forest are going to EAT LIN TIRIAN.
If we don't stop them, you know.
     The Count, by the way, is one of those over-grown, half-shewish idiots who
should be relegated to farm work.

                                    Harnie Black

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of LIN 
TIRIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see KURTAL DUCK win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, LIN TIRIAN may be getting bland, as HARNIE BLACK stays 
top dog in the city.  The Lost Hope Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From LIN TIRIAN's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LIN TIRIAN to get a drink than The Lost Hope 
Inn!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
LIN TIRIAN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARNIE BLACK 2863            16   8  0   123       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RALTUMAN OMELETTE 2857        6   1  1    94       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TOM 2831               22  21  1    88       SAND DANCERS (68)
 THE COUNT 2843               16  18  2    85       J (322)
 TESLA SHARPE 2870            12   5  1    85       SAND DANCERS (68)
 KURTAL DUCK 2861             15  10  1    79       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859          5   0  0    59       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DELNA BERIN 2869             13   8  0    47       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CALEAM CHOWDER 2882           2   0  0    27       SHEWISH BUFFET (324)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE 2876                     4   2  0    22       J (322)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CJ 2840                16 15 2 J 322                RALTUMAN OMELETT 2857 440   
SNACK 1 2890            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   DARK CHAMPION         443  NONE
SNACK 2 2891            0  1 0 SHEWISH BUFFET 324   SPYMASTER             443  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Y'know, I wanted to see that darned Count taken down, but... Harnie?  Damn.  I wanted
to do it myself. -- Black Tom
P.S.  Still, maybe if I lured her out into the Forest and just... LEFT her there for
Harnie's Dark Things to find?  That could work.

The Kung-Fu Master wasn't as much fun as the Veteran Mercenary.  Too kinky. -- Tesla
Sharpe

Of course the Kung-Fu Master is kinky.  He's a blasted elf!  Probably one of the Dark
Things from the Forest.  They're infiltrating by getting members of their Dark, um,
Group or Whatever on the arena teams.  We have to watch OUT for them. -- Black Tom

That egg-sucking Kung-Fu Master is DEFINITELY a Dark Thing from the Forest.  A Duck
killer!  The very concept of eating EGGS is revolting, and some of those Dark
Cultists do MUCH WORSE. -- Kurtal Duck

Aradi Bolognese -- Euwh, I feel... bad.  Like maybe I ate something that had been
left in the sun too long.  I knew I should've stayed away from the imported meats.
Darn.  I kinda liked it, at first. -- Delna Berin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNACK 2 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNACK 1 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HARNIE BLACK handily defeated THE COUNT in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
TESLA SHARPE won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brawl.
BLACK TOM bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
KURTAL DUCK viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
DELNA BERIN was viciously subdued by ARADI BOLOGNESE in a 1 minute gory competition.
MIKE overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 443 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HARNIE BLACK 2863          16   8  0  123 SAND DANCERS (68)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACK TOM 2831             22  21  1   88 SAND DANCERS (68)
AIMED BLOW       TESLA SHARPE 2870          12   5  1   85 SAND DANCERS (68)
STRIKING ATTACK  KURTAL DUCK 2861           15  10  1   79 SAND DANCERS (68)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARNIE BLACK 2863.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KURTAL DUCK 2861.  The ten other most popular fighters were TESLA SHARPE 
2870, BLACK TOM 2831, HARNIE BLACK 2863, MIKE 2876, ARADI BOLOGNESE 2859, SNACK 1 
2890, SNACK 2 2891, THE COUNT 2843, DELNA BERIN 2869, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DELNA BERIN 2869.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE COUNT 2843, SNACK 2 2891, SNACK 1 2890, ARADI BOLOGNESE 
2859, MIKE 2876, HARNIE BLACK 2863, BLACK TOM 2831, TESLA SHARPE 2870, KURTAL DUCK 
2861, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HARNIE BLACK (78-2863) SAND DANCERS (68)