DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/11/2007    Duedate: 12/24/2007

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-583

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOSFERATU
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4946) [15-10-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOSFERATU                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK WARDS (451)               
(9-4946) [15-10-0,95]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUETTE                        DENTINE
BLUE MOON (381)                FANGS (469)
(9-5328) [15-13-0,60]          (9-5099) [13-15-1,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         51
2. DARK WARDS (451)             8      DARK WARDS (451)
3. FANGS (469)                  1      Unchartered Team
4. BREWERS (489)                0
5. BLUE MOON (381)            -13      MURDER BY NUMBERS (384)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BREWERS (489)             13   3  0 81.3   1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          8  1 0
 2/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)          91  56  3 61.9   2/ 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       5  4 1
 3/ 3 FANGS (469)               35  34  3 50.7   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 2
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          525 658 18 44.4   4- 3*BREWERS (489)             4  0 0
 5/ 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       38  62  6 38.0   5/ 4 FANGS (469)               2  2 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 582): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): KOOL-AID DRINKER of CULTS-R-US (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA of STORM BRINGERS (Vincent
                                   Michaels 'The Rake', mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): SOLDIER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am treading a fine line here, trying to win, trying to stay undefeated, trying
not to graduate, trying to prep for the FTF in Tempe, trying to....................
do it all.  I SHALL SUCCEED, even if I have to give up the throne again.  I SHALL.
          Brujah

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  CRIMSON DEATH turned their 3-2-1 turn 
into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ATHOS win a fight 
and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VETERAN MERCENARY beat GANGREL and GANGREL 
lost 4 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend 
the throne, BRUJAH has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm 
earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as NOSFERATU takes the Title 
and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  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, 
ZUKAL?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  BLUE 
MOON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARK WARDS.  Ha ha ha ha!  BLU JON 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Not that I'll be buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see 
TRAKE DARROWS and CRIMSON DEATH at The Blue Boar Inn tonight celebrating their 
bloodfeud victory over BLEU BONET.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what 
brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ZUKAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 4946               15  10  0    95       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUJAH 5000                  11   0  0   118       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLU JON 5308                 16  19  1    87       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGREL 4999                 12   3  0    71       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOREADOR 4948                14  10  2    64       DARK WARDS (451)
 VENTRIIE 4987                11   3  0    64       DARK WARDS (451)
-DD 5295                       5   0  0    64       BREWERS (489)
 BLUETTE 5328                 15  13  0    60       BLUE MOON (381)
 DEBARROWS 5121                9  12  0    57       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            4   5  0    56       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DENTINE 5099                 13  15  1    55       FANGS (469)
-BILL HALL 5294                4   1  0    50       BREWERS (489)
 BLEU BONET 5356               8   9  2    37       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLINDORA 5118                 6  14  1    33       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-EL CABALLO 5296               3   1  0    30       BREWERS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            4   3  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
-CECIL BB 5297                 1   0  0    18       BREWERS (489)
 ATHOS 5366                    1   0  1    14       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLUJACK 5364                  2   1  1    10       BLUE MOON (381)
-CROWN 5103                    2   3  1    10       FANGS (469)
-ROOT 5102                     1   4  0     7       FANGS (469)
-CAVEMAN 5293                  0   1  0     7       BREWERS (489)
 NEWT 5365                     0   1  0     1       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      ATHOS 5366            583  NONE
NEWLIN 5119             7 13 2 CRIMSON DEATH 471    BLEU BONET 5356       581  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bluette -- Sorry you had such a bad day and the horse didn't start.  You need one of
those new fangled motor scooters.  You do! -- Gangrel

Blujack -- Cue cards?  Character notes?  Script?  All you really have to know is 1-1-
1-P.  Perfect for your type! -- The ever helpful Dark Wards

Blu Jon -- Thanks for the battle.  You were far more formidable than a stand-in.
Hate those ringers! -- Brujah

Bluette and Bleu Bonet -- It was all our pleasure ladies.  (You are ladies, right?)
-- Ventriie and Nosferatu

Kung-Fu Master -- I had the kung; you got the fu! -- Gangrel

Brujah -- Go ahead, laugh, see if I care!  YOU are the one who has to do a column, or
at least a few words, this time. -- Blu Jon
P.S.  Besides, you're the one who is running around looking silly in a dress.

Ventriie -- It's a trick, isn't it?  That double eye.  It's, my gods, it's the EVIL
EYES!  The Eyes Have It!  I'm DOOOMED! -- Bluette

Nosferatu -- And a thumb to the nose for you, too!  Gods, what cheek! -- Bleu Bonet

El Caballo -- Listen, if you're going to bring that horse into the arena, then YOU
are the one who has to clean up after it.  Don't try to put that off on ME. --
Moravia Mauve
P.S.  Besides, I nearly died.  Cleaning up would have finished me for sure, and I
know you wouldn't want that.

Cecil BB -- Listen, shorty, if you can't make it GOOD beer, forget it. -- Blujack,
preferring something stronger anyway

Padrian, Speaker for the Beggars' Guild -- (simpering)  Why, thank you, sir. --
Moravia Mauve

Taralbos, Senior Thief -- And a darned good thing, too. -- Blujack

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRAKE DARROWS devastated BLEU BONET in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
GANGREL was viciously subdued by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 4 minute gruesome battle.
NOSFERATU luckily beat BLU JON in a crowd pleasing 2 minute expert's Title fight.
VENTRIIE luckily beat DENTINE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody veteran's fight.
BLUETTE vanquished GLINDORA in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
DEBARROWS devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MORAVIA MAUVE handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLUJACK won victory over NEWT in a action packed 1 minute novice's duel.
ATHOS slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 583 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    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NOSFERATU 4946             15  10  0   95 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               12   3  0   71 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUETTE 5328               15  13  0   60 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLUETTE 5328.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DENTINE 5099.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLU JON 5308, NOSFERATU 
4946, BLUJACK 5364, VENTRIIE 4987, BLUETTE 5328, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, GANGREL 4999, 
DEBARROWS 5121, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, and BLEU BONET 5356.

The least popular fighter this week was NEWT 5365.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GLINDORA 5118, ATHOS 5366, BLEU BONET 5356, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, 
DEBARROWS 5121, GANGREL 4999, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, BLUETTE 5328, VENTRIIE 4987, and 
BLUJACK 5364.