DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2011    Duedate: 11/17/2011

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-454

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DELNA BERIN
SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2869) [21-11-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DELNA BERIN                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (68)              
(78-2869) [21-11-0,100]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KURTAL DUCK                    KURTAL DUCK
SAND DANCERS (68)              SAND DANCERS (68)
(78-2861) [18-18-1,76]         (78-2861) [18-18-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

J (322)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. J (322)                     41
2. SAND DANCERS (68)            9      J (322)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       PARTHIAN BLADES (272)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 J (322)                  113  69 16 62.1   1/ 1 J (322)                  13  2 2
 2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)        936 %1036 32 47.5   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  8 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 682): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 684): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 598): SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 678): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 680): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 671): CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 672): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 669): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 666): D. DAVE ELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 663): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 655): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 613): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 545): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 530): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 512): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 506): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): PANAMA OATS of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 467): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 462): BUBBA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 453): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 570): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 682): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 684): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 598): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 678): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 680): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 671): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 672): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 669): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 666): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 663): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 655): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 613): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 545): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 530): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 506): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 462): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 453): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 570): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 682): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 669): INCONEL INDENTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 666): D. DAVE ELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 530): CHIQUITA CHIWAWA of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 462): BUBBA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     M. Chardinee?  I curl my lip in scorn at him, which is something my teammate the
Kurtal Duck cannot do.  I bested the fool.  In fact, everyone on our team today
either bested (that was me) our opponents or was bested by them (everyone else).
Does this mean this is the best those layabouts (my teammates) can do?

                                   Delna Berin

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for KAT, who pummelled DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, to pocket 17 
points.  HAROUN SHADDAR certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing 
to MIKE and losing 4 points in the process!  CONVICTED ASSASSIN found out that LIN 
TIRIAN isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  Word has 
it one team in LIN TIRIAN is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed 
life!   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
LIN TIRIAN would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  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                  
 DELNA BERIN 2869             21  11  0   100       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURTAL DUCK 2861             18  18  1    76       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIKE 2876                    11   6  0    60       J (322)
 MO J 2902                     6   0  1    59       J (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAT 2900                      5   1  4    46       J (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROUN SHADDAR 2894           4   6  0    29       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SQUEEK 2899                   5   0  0    27       J (322)
 GREEN J 2901                  5   1  1    26       J (322)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URIK DARKHEART 2896           0   7  0     7       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SALLY SHARPE 2904             0   1  0     1       SAND DANCERS (68)

'-' 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                      MO J 2902             454  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Delna's derogatory comment was not called for.  Some of my cousins came by on their
way south for the winter (and if I could go south for the winter, I certainly
would!), and I took them out to lunch.  This left me a little below par for the
fight, all that heavy eating, you know.  I don't know how they fly when they're so
full--they ate like pigs. -- Kurtal Duck

Mike -- You'll note that despite our difference in experience, the stewards didn't
think that fight was one-sided.  That means I'm actually better than you are. --
Haroun Shaddar

Squeek -- We both need to break out of our ruts and get some diversity in our
records.  Let's work on this. -- Urik Darkheart

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DELNA BERIN devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KURTAL DUCK viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal uneven battle.
MIKE overpowered HAROUN SHADDAR in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MO J butchered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KAT savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute bloody competition.
URIK DARKHEART was vanquished by GREEN J in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SQUEEK overpowered SALLY SHARPE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        15 -   3 -  1      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  4      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  22 -  1      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 454 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         5  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DELNA BERIN 2869           21  11  0  100 SAND DANCERS (68)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MIKE 2876                  11   6  0   60 J (322)
STRIKING ATTACK  MO J 2902                   6   0  1   59 J (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  KAT 2900                    5   1  4   46 J (322)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KURTAL DUCK 2861.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KURTAL DUCK 2861.  The ten other most popular fighters were KAT 2900, DELNA 
BERIN 2869, MIKE 2876, MO J 2902, GREEN J 2901, SQUEEK 2899, HAROUN SHADDAR 2894, 
URIK DARKHEART 2896, SALLY SHARPE 2904, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SALLY SHARPE 2904.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were URIK DARKHEART 2896, HAROUN SHADDAR 2894, SQUEEK 2899, GREEN J 
2901, MO J 2902, MIKE 2876, DELNA BERIN 2869, KAT 2900, KURTAL DUCK 2861, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DELNA BERIN (78-2869) SAND DANCERS (68)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!