DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2008    Duedate: 05/26/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VENTRIIE
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4987) [22-3-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VENTRIIE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK WARDS (451)               
(9-4987) [22-3-0,126]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLU JON                        BLEU BONET
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5308) [18-28-1,90]          (9-5356) [15-13-2,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMSON DEATH (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         45
2. DARK WARDS (451)             3      DARK WARDS (451)
3. BLUE MOON (381)              0      Unchartered Team

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The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)         125  62  4 66.8   1/ 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)      10  4 0
 2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)          544 694 18 43.9   2/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          7  1 1
 3/ 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       61  83  7 42.4   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           4 11 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 593): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 587): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 589): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 564): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 432): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 499): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 587): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 589): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 588): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 586): CUNNING RUNTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 579): VENUSIANS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 564): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 527): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 432): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 388): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 480): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): BLACKMOON of ECLIPSE (Fox, mgr.)
              (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 Dm  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): TIGER TY of WING HOVE (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
                       (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): SERNILLAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUKAL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, DARK WARDS, since CRIMSON 
DEATH took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see PORTHOS win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, DEBARROWS beat TOREADOR and TOREADOR lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
VENTRIIE challenged BLUETTE for ZUKAL's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  
And if variety is the spice of life, ZUKAL may be getting bland, as VENTRIIE stays 
top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ZUKAL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
BLUE MOON the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  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!  GANGREL was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                22   3  0   126       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGREL 4999                 21   5  0   103       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLEU BONET 5356              15  13  2   100       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLU JON 5308                 18  28  1    90       BLUE MOON (381)
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357            9   9  0    88       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 DEBARROWS 5121               13  17  0    83       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 TOREADOR 4948                17  12  2    69       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLINDORA 5118                11  18  1    65       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHOS 5366                    7   3  2    52       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PORTHOS 5373                  3   3  0    33       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            7  11  0    32       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNAPE 5385                    2   0  1    28       DARK WARDS (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLHU MURTHER 5372             4   6  0    23       BLUE MOON (381)
-HODUR 5379                    2   1  0    12       DARK WARDS (451)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leaving us now, Honey?  Now who will I roll around in the sands with? -- Ventriie
P.S.  I guess congratulations are in order, though.

Athos -- You look like quite the killer.  Can I take lessons? -- Snape

Perhaps Ventriie and I can graduate together, and the Dark Wards can blow this town?
-- Gangrel

Ventriie -- On a day like this, who cares about a loss, hmm?  Thanks, you're a pal.
-- Bluette

Gangrel -- Do for me what your teammate did for my teammate, and I won't care about a
trip to the Infirmary, either!  Hmm, I suppose that I'm working on an accumulation of
political points.  And I don't even LIKE politics! -- Blu Jon

Trake Darrows -- NOT my hat, young man.  Hats are expensive.  At least, hats like
that are. -- Bleu Bonet

Athos -- When I find out what caused that pesky, inconstant momentum to shift to you,
I'm going to shift it BACK fast and hard.  The nerve of it! -- Moravia Mauve

Porthos -- I don't see why people, such as the arenamaster, make such a big deal of
it when someone gets buried in the sand.  It isn't like the maintenance crew would
LEAVE you there to trip people during the next fight. -- Blhu Murther
P.S.  That darned old Zrof One-Eye stopped me so soon, I hadn't even pushed you down
so I could begin.  A spoilsport is what he is!

Gangrel -- Generally, yes. -- Blu Jon

Gangrel -- (curled lip of scorn) -- Bluette

Snape -- You're in no position to be casting that stone. -- Honest Patiaro, Public
Scribe

Verol, manager of Crimson Death -- The spy reporter golems are all controlled from
the Isle, no one here in Zukal has any control over them.  If we HAD control, we'd
ave damaged them severely quite some time ago.  Which is why, I suppose, the
Commissioners on the Isle set it up the way they did.  Spoilsports, indeed, and to a
much greater degree than certain gladiators believe of me. -- Arenamaster Zrof One-
Eye

Glindora -- There is no need to take that lofty tone, madam.  We each must earn our
living as best we can. -- Mackobin, Merchant and Moneylender

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VENTRIIE unbelievably bested BLUETTE in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
TOREADOR was subdued by DEBARROWS in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
BLEU BONET overpowered GLINDORA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
GANGREL defeated BLU JON in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
TRAKE DARROWS devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ATHOS overpowered BLHU MURTHER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MORAVIA MAUVE was devastated by 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|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   1 -  0      95  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 594 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987              22   3  0  126 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               21   5  0  103 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLEU BONET 5356            15  13  2  100 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              17  12  2   69 DARK WARDS (451)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATHOS 5366                  7   3  2   52 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLU JON 5308.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLEU BONET 5356.  The ten other most popular fighters were GANGREL 4999, BLU JON 
5308, ATHOS 5366, PORTHOS 5373, VENTRIIE 4987, TOREADOR 4948, DEBARROWS 5121, TRAKE 
DARROWS 5357, GLINDORA 5118, and BLHU MURTHER 5372.

The least popular fighter this week was MORAVIA MAUVE 5363.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLHU MURTHER 5372, GLINDORA 5118, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, DEBARROWS 
5121, TOREADOR 4948, VENTRIIE 4987, PORTHOS 5373, ATHOS 5366, BLU JON 5308, and 
GANGREL 4999.

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

BLUETTE (9-5328) BLUE MOON (381)