DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/30/2011    Duedate: 01/12/2012

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-458

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNBELIEVABLE
THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
(78-2308) [10-6-1,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNBELIEVABLE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)         
(78-2308) [10-6-1,92]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KURTAL DUCK                    MIKE
SAND DANCERS (68)              J (322)
(78-2861) [19-21-1,79]         (78-2876) [13-8-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)      52
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           27      THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
3. J (322)                    -68      Unchartered Team

                                       UNDER MY BED (231)

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)    45  18  4 71.4   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         9  6 1
 2/ 2 J (322)                  127  75 17 62.9   2/ 1 J (322)                   9  6 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        946 %1046 33 47.5   3/ 3 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    5  3 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 686): OGRE BATTLE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 686): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 688): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 682): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 684): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 670): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 549): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 534): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 466): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 606): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
                                   VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LIN TIRIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, J, since SAND DANCERS took 
top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see UNBELIEVABLE win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
UNSTOPABLE beat SQUEEK and SQUEEK lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Our 
last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to VENEMOUS CONCUBINE, and MO J has made 
the way for a new Duelmaster!  With MO J clearing the throne, THE WILLBURYS 78 of 
UNBELIEVABLE takes a proud seat as LIN TIRIAN's new Duelmaster, by virtue of 
recognition points.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, LIN TIRIAN?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  I 
suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on this one, but UNRELIABLE has challenged up by 
29 in an attempt against MIKE.  My sides still hurt from laughing about MIKE losing 
and giving UNRELIABLE 22 points of recognition.  Ha ha ha ha!!   
     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.  Ya gotta go sometime, and GREEN J's time 
was this time.  Hmmm, not a bad fighter, had she lived... (what?  me pity?).  We're 
all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that 
later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNBELIEVABLE 2308            10   6  1    92       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MO J 2902                     9   1  1    80       J (322)
 KURTAL DUCK 2861             19  21  1    79       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAT 2900                      8   2  4    59       J (322)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNRELIABLE 2307               8   2  0    56       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 UNSTOPABLE 2309               6   6  0    51       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 MIKE 2876                    13   8  0    48       J (322)
 SQUEEK 2899                   8   1  0    35       J (322)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAROUN SHADDAR 2894           5   9  0    33       SAND DANCERS (68)
 URIK DARKHEART 2896           2   9  0    26       SAND DANCERS (68)
 UNTOUCHABLE 2305              7   3  0    24       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGER JONSALMIN 2905          3   0  0    24       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALLY SHARPE 2904             2   3  1    16       SAND DANCERS (68)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GREEN J 2901            8  2 2 J 322                AMBITIOUS GUARD       458  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Was that the Khalhums Dwarf?  I thought it was a hairy little rat. -- Kurtal Duck

Unstopable -- If possible, we will prove your name wrong. -- Haroun Shaddar, not
overly hopeful
P.S.  You've probably got a bunch of tourney fights, so why didn't you teach me
anything?

Untouchable -- The handicapper favors you, that is clear. -- Sally Sharpe

And two Convicted Thieves are beaten up but, alas, probably not convinced that Crime
Does Not Pay. -- Urik Darkheart and Tiger Jonsalmin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

UNBELIEVABLE devastated KURTAL DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
UNRELIABLE unbelievably bested MIKE in a popular 8 minute gruesome Challenge match.
UNSTOPABLE bested SQUEEK in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
UNTOUCHABLE was overpowered by HAROUN SHADDAR in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MO J was devastated by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
KAT was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute struggle.
GREEN J was executed by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
URIK DARKHEART overpowered PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven melee.
TIGER JONSALMIN won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
SALLY SHARPE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        18 -   4 -  2      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  4      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  27 -  2      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 458 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   UNBELIEVABLE 2308          10   6  1   92 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
STRIKING ATTACK  MO J 2902                   9   1  1   80 J (322)
SLASHING ATTACK  KAT 2900                    8   2  4   59 J (322)
TOTAL PARRY      UNRELIABLE 2307             8   2  0   56 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MIKE 2876                  13   8  0   48 J (322)
AIMED BLOW       SQUEEK 2899                 8   1  0   35 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 MIKE 2876.  The ten other most popular fighters were HAROUN SHADDAR 2894, 
UNBELIEVABLE 2308, UNSTOPABLE 2309, KAT 2900, TIGER JONSALMIN 2905, URIK DARKHEART 
2896, SALLY SHARPE 2904, KURTAL DUCK 2861, SQUEEK 2899, and UNTOUCHABLE 2305.

The least popular fighter this week was UNRELIABLE 2307.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GREEN J 2901, MO J 2902, UNTOUCHABLE 2305, SQUEEK 2899, KURTAL DUCK 
2861, SALLY SHARPE 2904, URIK DARKHEART 2896, TIGER JONSALMIN 2905, KAT 2900, and 
UNSTOPABLE 2309.

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

     The crowd was surprisingly orderly, but it was still a crowd, and the Commission 
clerk, Algernon, looked at it uneasily.  Whenever this many people came together to 
petition for something, it meant trouble.  For him, anyway.  Records to be altered.  
Altering records was Bad.  It made Extra Work.
     His assistant clerk leaned close and whispered, "If it weren't for gladiators, we 
wouldn't have jobs.  Smile at them and ask what they want."
     Algernon closed his eyes briefly.  Looking at this crowd made him dizzy.  They 
were all wearing black and white stripes.  Like a herd of zebras, except that zebras 
didn't carry swords.  Then he took a deep breath and managed a smile.  "What... ah, 
what can I do for you?"
     "We want new names," the first gladiator said.  There was a number on the front 
of his shirt:  0381.  He thumped the number with his thumb.  "This here isn't a 
name--"
     "We want REAL names!"  That voice came from farther back in the crowd.
     "Yeah!  We've paid our dues," another shouted, "and we've EARNED real names!"
     One from the very back yelled, "I want to be called Tom."
     All the others turned to look at him.
     Algernon couldn't see him, but apparently those looks were accusing.  Well, he 
could understand that, "Tom" was such a... common name.
     "My mom called me Tom," the voice in the back protested.  "It's a good name."
     "It isn't the name you put on the petition," 0381 said.  "We talked about this.  
We got our manager's agreement.  You get the name on the petition."
     "But--!"
     Algernon didn't really want to keep staring at all these stripes while they 
argued.  He picked up the petition.  "These names are the ones you want?"
     0381 turned back.  "Yes."
     "It's a lot of trouble, and when other people see that YOU are getting name 
changes, THEY are going to want them--"  Seeing the gladiators beginning to frown... 
and finger their weapons, he went on quickly, "So I figure we might as well make it a 
complete deal.  A Name-Change-O-Rama.  Everyone who wants a name change can petition 
for it.  Get it all over with at once."  He glanced at the petition, shuddered 
slightly, and passed it to his clerk.  "We'll announce it, proclaim it, even, and you 
will get the names on this petition.  And others will get the names THEY think they 
should have had, too."  He paused.  "And I think I'll get a new name, I'm tired of 
being an Algernon...."

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     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of February.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI