DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/18/2008    Duedate: 03/31/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-590

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VENTRIIE
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4987) [18-3-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VENTRIIE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK WARDS (451)               
(9-4987) [18-3-0,108]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUETTE                        BLUETTE
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5328) [17-18-0,94]          (9-5328) [17-18-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             27
2. DARK WARDS (451)            19      DARK WARDS (451)
3. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          9      Unchartered Team
4. ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)      0
                                       DEATH TO GO! (331)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)   17   8  1 68.0   1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)         11  0 0
 2/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)         116  59  3 66.3   2- 2*ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)   6  4 1
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          536 682 18 44.0   3/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       51  79  7 39.2   4/ 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       6  9 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 589): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): MADAM Y of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 497): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): VIOLET ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 437): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 467): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): OLD MAN RIVER (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): PUPPY POWER (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                   (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): JACK THE RIPPER of CRAZY CRREPS (Crazy Creepster)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for BLEU BONET, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing VETERAN 
MERCENARY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't 
pay to walk out on the sands.  MORAVIA MAUVE was defeated by GLINDORA and drops 9 
points.  Our battling duelmaster VENTRIIE has managed to hold the title, fending off 
TRAKE DARROWS' none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, CRIMSON DEATH.  An 
apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad CRIMSON  DEATH?  Big bad CRIMSON 
DEATH.  Big bad CRIMSON DEATH.  ZUKAL's afraid of the big bad CRIMSON DEATH.  Tra la 
la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch DARK WARDS' act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from CRIMSON DEATH.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of BLUETTE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                18   3  0   108       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGREL 4999                 18   4  0    99       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLUETTE 5328                 17  18  0    94       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLU JON 5308                 17  25  1    88       BLUE MOON (381)
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            7   8  0    81       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-TOREADOR 4948                17  11  2    74       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLEU BONET 5356              12  12  2    74       BLUE MOON (381)
 DEBARROWS 5121               11  16  0    68       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLINDORA 5118                 9  17  1    51       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-SLITS THEM HAMMER 5369        4   1  0    47       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)
-HURTS THEM HAMMER 5367        4   1  1    37       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BORES THEM HAMMER 5371        5   0  0    32       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            6   8  0    31       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLHU MURTHER 5372             2   4  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 HODUR 5379                    2   0  0    22       DARK WARDS (451)
 ATHOS 5366                    4   3  2    17       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-GORES THEM HAMMER 5368        3   2  0    15       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)
 PORTHOS 5373                  2   2  0     8       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-BLESSINGS HAMMER 5370         1   4  0     7       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slits Them Hammer -- You're getting ahead of yourself.  Oh and I did not like that
low blow you did.  Don't do that again -- DeBarrows

Roving Demon -- Begone demon, for I fear you not! -- Trake Darrows

Bleu Bonet -- Have you noticed that we often fight one another?  Why are we fighting?
Well I know you're winning the contest with a record of 7-4 between us. -- Glindora

Bores Them Hammer -- Winning by letting me fall flat on my face and not even throwing
a punch does not take much effort. -- Athos

Blhu Murther -- You went high, I went low.  Low wins. -- Porthos

Brujah -- You and your bathtub!  See if I care.  We've got a fine bath at our
guildhouse, you know.  And no monsters in it. -- Bluette
P.S.  I don't see how you can learn all those skills.  It isn't like I *know*
anything.

Gangrel -- Well, darn.  I thought I *had* you there at the bottom of the first page,
er, in the middle of the second minute.  And then you turned the dratted fight around
and had *me*!  Definitely not my day, and there are flood watches out, too. -- Blu
Jon
P.S.  See if I ever give you a chance to stand up again once you're down.  I'll pin
you to the sands with my spear the way a butterfly is pinned to a cork board.  Ha.

Glindora -- Not *now*!  I don't have time for it now.  But sure, I'll be glad to help
you solve your hat problem later.  And if that thing is the best you can do, well, I
can direct you to some excellent milliners.  You'd be amazed what the right hat does
for a woman. -- Bleu Bonet
P.S.  Probably not a bleu one, though.  Maybe red.  With your dark complexion, red
would be a winner.

Gores Them Hammer -- Oh, I'm sure you aren't really that mean.  I can tell.  In your
heart of hearts, you're just an old softie, aren't you?  Although I will admit that
even with a lot of effort at excavating, I haven't managed to find your heart of
hearts yet. -- Moravia Mauve

Porthos -- Hmm, think you pulled something off there, don't you?  But I have agents
in the alley who are just waiting for you to come out.  They know that you have my
mark--they will see my mark on your forehead and know what to do. -- Blhu Murther
P.S.  I don't understand why you stood on your head at the start of the fight.  But
there's no other explanation:  I aimed at your foot and hit you on the forehead.
Therefore, you must have been standing on your head.

Ventriie -- It seemed like the thing to do.  We want you to move on quickly. --
Bluette

Gangrel -- I'd call it more...debateable.  In fact, if you would care to meet me on
the waterfront (assuming we can find enough space clear of the sandbags), I will
debate it with you.  Barge poles at ten feet? -- Blu Jon

Our congratulations to Brujah. -- Jorja and the Blue Moon

Brujah -- Or to NOT be fighting with one hand tied behind one's back. -- Tjorvek,
Master of Unarmed Combat
P.S.  It is, I suppose, at least partly my fault.  I described my ability, and they
took it to mean "combat without an arm."  Sometimes the Commission is mind-numbingly
dense.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GANGREL unbelievably bested BLUETTE in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
VENTRIIE unbelievably bested TRAKE DARROWS in a popular 3 minute Title match.
DEBARROWS lost to BLU JON in a 1 minute master's brawl.
BLEU BONET defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute fight.
MORAVIA MAUVE was demolished by GLINDORA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ATHOS was defeated by BLHU MURTHER in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
HODUR devastated PORTHOS in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   1 -  0      96  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  3      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 590 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987              18   3  0  108 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               18   4  0   99 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 BLUETTE 5328.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRAKE DARROWS 5357, BLHU 
MURTHER 5372, GANGREL 4999, BLU JON 5308, VENTRIIE 4987, BLEU BONET 5356, MORAVIA 
MAUVE 5363, GLINDORA 5118, HODUR 5379, and ATHOS 5366.

The least popular fighter this week was PORTHOS 5373.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEBARROWS 5121, ATHOS 5366, HODUR 5379, GLINDORA 5118, MORAVIA MAUVE 
5363, BLEU BONET 5356, VENTRIIE 4987, BLU JON 5308, GANGREL 4999, and BLHU MURTHER 
5372.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BRUJAH (9-5000) DARK WARDS (451)