DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/01/2008    Duedate: 04/14/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-591

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VENTRIIE
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4987) [19-3-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUETTE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5328) [18-18-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUETTE                        BLEU BONET
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5328) [18-18-0,112]         (9-5356) [12-13-2,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             57
2. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          0      DARK WARDS (451)
3. ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)      0      Unchartered Team
4. DARK WARDS (451)            -2
                                       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*ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)   17   8  1 68.0   1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          9  2 0
 2/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)         118  61  3 65.9   2/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          540 683 18 44.2   3- 4 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       4  6 0
 4- 4 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       51  79  7 39.2   4- 2*ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)   2  3 1

    '*'   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 590): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): MADAM Y of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 586): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 585): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 583): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 576): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 561): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 524): SOLDIER 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 451): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 429): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 415): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 383): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 370): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 477): SCOOBY DOOM of HOUNDS OF HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 590): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 586): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 585): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 583): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 576): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 561): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 524): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): X-MEN II (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 451): AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 429): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 383): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 370): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 477): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 584): VIOLET ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 575): MENSA of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                       (turn 437): JACK THE RIPPER of CRAZY CRREPS (Crazy Creepster)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Me, Ventriie.  I be talking about Brujah the Great.
     11-3-15-21-9-8-17 mode ST
     Admast - init; mast - att/dec; adex rip/par; exp def
     LOW/MOD/BS
     14-0-0 arena
     33-14-0 Tournaments

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BLUETTE win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BLHU MURTHER beat 
HODUR and HODUR lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, ZUKAL may be getting bland, as VENTRIIE stays top dog in the city.  
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?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  BLUE MOON was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And it looks like DARK WARDS avoided them the most 
this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  BLUETTE 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.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ZUKAL.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                19   3  0   110       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUETTE 5328                 18  18  0   112       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLU JON 5308                 18  25  1    92       BLUE MOON (381)
 GANGREL 4999                 18   5  0    91       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEU BONET 5356              12  13  2    83       BLUE MOON (381)
-TRAKE DARROWS 5357            7   8  0    81       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-TOREADOR 4948                17  11  2    74       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            7   8  0    46       BLUE MOON (381)
-HURTS THEM HAMMER 5367        4   1  1    37       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLHU MURTHER 5372             3   4  0    33       BLUE MOON (381)
-BORES THEM HAMMER 5371        5   0  0    32       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ATHOS 5366                    4   3  2    17       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-GORES THEM HAMMER 5368        3   2  0    15       ACE ZUKAL HAMMERZ (498)
 SNAPE 5385                    1   0  0    14       DARK WARDS (451)
 HODUR 5379                    2   1  0    12       DARK WARDS (451)
-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

Bluette -- It is not where the bathtub is, but, rather, who administers the bath. --
Brujah, Lord Protector
P.S.  And thanks to all of you for the congrats.

Blu Jon -- I do all my debating on the sands.  See you there. -- Gangrel
P.S.  Note that I just won a debate with your comrade, Bluette.

Trake Barrows -- Well, you gave it as good a try as one could ask. -- Ventriie, DM

Porthos -- Some days you get the bear, some days the hodur gets you. -- Hodur

Gangrel -- Your arms and legs are too long for the rest of you, it makes you
gangling.  How you can manage to be graceful at the same time is a mystery to me, but
it's probably because you're half an elf.  Count on an elf--or, I suppose, a dwarf or
an orc--to be strangely proportioned and make it look normal. -- Bluette

Debarrows -- Odd, I have this vague feeling that we haven't seen you around in a
while.  Probably just an illusion. -- Blu Jon

Ah, yes, a Veteran Mercenary. -- Bleu Bonet

Glindora -- I notice that no one is calling you "Glindora the Good."  Because I'm
sure you aren't.  If you were GOOD, you would lose fights to me. -- Moravia Mauve

Moravia -- If YOU were good, you'd win fights without having them "given" to you. --
Jorja

Athos -- Between your Crimson Death and me, does that mean we have deep purple
demises? -- Blhu Murther

Glindora -- We're probably fighting because some small-minded handicapper or other
arena functionary is trying to set up some weird bet. -- Bleu Bonet
P.S.  Let's go shopping.

Trake Darrows -- Why should I be gone?  I live here. -- Karolvingar, Demon at Large

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GANGREL was viciously subdued by BLUETTE in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
VENTRIIE overcame BLEU BONET in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Title match.
BLU JON viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
MORAVIA MAUVE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BLHU MURTHER overpowered HODUR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SNAPE devastated MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   1 -  0      96  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  15 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 591 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                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              19   3  0  110 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               18   5  0   91 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 BLEU BONET 5356.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUETTE 5328, BLU JON 
5308, BLHU MURTHER 5372, SNAPE 5385, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, GANGREL 4999, VENTRIIE 4987, 
HODUR 5379,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HODUR 5379.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VENTRIIE 4987, GANGREL 4999, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, SNAPE 5385, BLHU 
MURTHER 5372, BLU JON 5308, BLUETTE 5328, BLEU BONET 5356,  0, and  0.