DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/25/2007    Duedate: 01/07/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NOSFERATU
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4946) [16-10-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NOSFERATU                      DD
DARK WARDS (451)               BREWERS (489)
(9-4946) [16-10-0,103]         (9-5295) [5-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUETTE                        BLU JON
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5328) [16-13-0,70]          (9-5308) [16-20-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK WARDS (451)            23
2. BREWERS (489)               19      DARK WARDS (451)
3. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         15      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              3
5. FANGS (469)                  0      BREWERS (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BREWERS (489)             16   4  0 80.0   1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          9  2 0
 2/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)          94  57  3 62.3   2/ 4*BREWERS (489)             7  1 0
 3- 3 FANGS (469)               35  34  3 50.7   3/ 2 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       5  5 2
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          527 661 18 44.4   4/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 5/ 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       40  65  7 38.1   5- 5 FANGS (469)               0  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 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, 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 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): 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 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, 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 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Bow down to the best, for I am here. Arise from your knees, followers, and revel
in the joy and excitement of Noseferatu, your King.  Our day has come.
     Noseferatu

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZUKAL once again!  What's with DEBARROWS?  He actually beat DARK 
WARDS' TOREADOR, and walked away with 12 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at CRIMSON DEATH.  TRAKE DARROWS lost 8 points to BLUETTE.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe TRAKE DARROWS will provide more easy wins...  KHALHUMS DWARF was 
reminded on the sands why NOSFERATU is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was BLUE MOON.  In my day, no team with a 525-658-18 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, DARK WARDS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, VENTRIIE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged BLU JON of BLUE MOON who 
is up by 23.  Now was this a wise move?  VENTRIIE perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he overcame BLU JON and ended up with 81 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 4946               16  10  0   103       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                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                12   3  0    81       DARK WARDS (451)
 GANGREL 4999                 13   3  0    77       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLU JON 5308                 16  20  1    75       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUETTE 5328                 16  13  0    70       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBARROWS 5121               10  12  0    69       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DD 5295                       5   1  0    65       BREWERS (489)
 BILL HALL 5294                5   1  0    58       BREWERS (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOREADOR 4948                14  11  2    56       DARK WARDS (451)
-DENTINE 5099                 13  15  1    55       FANGS (469)
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            4   6  0    48       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLEU BONET 5356               9   9  2    47       BLUE MOON (381)
 EL CABALLO 5296               4   1  0    38       BREWERS (489)
 GLINDORA 5118                 6  15  1    34       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHOS 5366                    2   0  2    23       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-ENAMEL 5101                   4   1  0    22       FANGS (469)
 CECIL BB 5297                 2   0  0    20       BREWERS (489)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            4   4  0    16       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   2  0     2       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLUJACK 5364            2  2 1 BLUE MOON 381        ATHOS 5366            584   
NEWLIN 5119             7 13 2 CRIMSON DEATH 471    BLEU BONET 5356       581  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dentine -- Ho hum.  I guess the i's do have it! -- Ventriie

Blu Jon -- Finally I am on top where I belong.  A curse to all who have delayed this
momentous occasion. -- Nosferatu, Duelmaster

Egads!  Veteran Mercenary?!  I lost?!  Burn me at the stake! -- Gangrel

Bleu Bonet -- A thumb and a nose?  Har har.  I want and will get more than that from
you, wench! -- Nosferatu

Trake Darrows -- Did you realize that if your name is reversed, it reveals your
secret identity (secret no longer) of Sworrad Ekart?  All is known!  Fly at once! --
Bleu Bonet

Nosferatu -- Whew!  Glad you won that one.  I did NOT want to be Duelmaster again. --
Blu Jon
P.S.  I'm good enough, but I just don't like the public appearances, and the
notoriety.

Glindora -- But those glittery sparkles on your dress are good, even if they don't
help you win.  Huh, do they prickle when they wink on and off?  That might be a tad
distracting, I s'pose. -- Bluette

Ah, a Convicted Thief, and true to reports, he did NOT grow on a tree.  He crawled
out from under a rock.  Nasty fellow. -- Moravia Mauve

Newt -- Bad match for you, dude.  Better luck next time. -- Blujack

Gangrel -- Well, we put in a new energy storage unit and disconnected the part that
glows inside (who needs a horse that glows inside?), and that helped a lot. --
Bluette

Y'all ever-helpful Dark Wards -- Yeah, right! -- Blujack

Brujah -- I don't mind the ringers so much, unless I'm trying to sleep late. -- Blu
Jon

Ventriie and Nosferatu -- Generally, yes.  Unless something that's more fun comes
along. -- Bluette and Bleu Bonet

Athos -- Another thief dead!  This is Too Much! -- Taralbos, Senior Thief
P.s.  Perhaps I should get in touch with some mad scientist and see if we CAN grow
thieves on trees.

Blujack -- Why did you not kill Newt?  You would be doing me a favor.  I don't know
where my scouts got him.  I guess he just wanted to be a gladiator, not a very good
one.  You say "boo" and he falls down scared and crying. -- Verol

One less convicted thief on the streets. -- Athos

Bleu Bonet -- I had to fight you for Newlin's honor.  Luckily I did not kill you.
Sorry for that blow to the neck. -- Trake Darrows

Bluette -- I must get stronger.  Careful with Trake, I think he wants a kill under
his belt. -- Glindora

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VENTRIIE bested BLU JON in a action packed 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
TRAKE DARROWS was demolished by BLUETTE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
NOSFERATU devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute gory one-sided Title contest.
GANGREL luckily beat DD in a 2 minute bloody competition.
TOREADOR lost to DEBARROWS in a 3 minute master's fight.
BILL HALL overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLEU BONET handily defeated GLINDORA in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
EL CABALLO overpowered MORAVIA MAUVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CECIL BB outlasted NEWT in a tiresome 7 minute fight.
ATHOS put to death BLUJACK in a exciting 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  16 -  2      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  12 -  3      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 584 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      NOSFERATU 4946             16  10  0  103 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               13   3  0   77 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUETTE 5328               16  13  0   70 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       BILL HALL 5294              5   1  0   58 BREWERS (489)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              14  11  2   56 DARK WARDS (451)
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 BLU JON 5308.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOSFERATU 4946, BLUETTE 
5328, TOREADOR 4948, BILL HALL 5294, BLEU BONET 5356, DD 5295, DEBARROWS 5121, 
BLUJACK 5364, VENTRIIE 4987, and GANGREL 4999.

The least popular fighter this week was CECIL BB 5297.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NEWT 5365, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, GLINDORA 5118, ATHOS 
5366, EL CABALLO 5296, GANGREL 4999, VENTRIIE 4987, BLUJACK 5364, and DEBARROWS 5121.