DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2008    Duedate: 06/23/2008

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VENTRIIE
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4987) [24-3-0,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VENTRIIE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK WARDS (451)               
(9-4987) [24-3-0,135]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLU JON                        BLEU BONET
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5308) [18-30-1,90]          (9-5356) [16-14-2,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             35
2. DARK WARDS (451)            10      DARK WARDS (451)
3. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          0      Unchartered Team

                                       666 (417)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)         129  63  4 67.2   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 1
 2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)          551 697 19 44.2   2/ 3 DARK WARDS (451)          6  2 0
 3- 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       61  83  7 42.4   3- 1 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       4  1 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 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What, a column!  ?  I hate this idea!  But here goes--
     Given the right circumstances, we Dark Wards are closing shop.  If BOTH Gangrel
and I can graduate (next turn hopefully, hopefully, bribe, bribe) the Wards are done.
If not, I suppose the powers-to-be will run a little to get us graduated
individually.  But I am sure the number is "a little".  So I have to keep winning
this title and Gangrel has to keep winning.  Our mantra is ONE MORE!
     On behalf of the two of us, we have to say to Toreador that if losing is the
dancer's life, then don't dance.
     See ya next time, but no more columns whatever.  Get it?
                      Ventriie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUKAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as CRIMSON DEATH is pushed out 
of top team by BLUE MOON, who came from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, 
MORAVIA MAUVE fought AMBITIOUS GUARD and gained 13 points and contributed to BLUE 
MOON's 3-2-0.  This turn VENTRIIE challenged BLEU BONET in what was ZUKAL's Title 
bout.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and VENTRIIE remains 
ZUKAL's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Blue Boar Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  BLUE MOON has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ZUKAL's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided BLUE MOON stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DARK 
WARDS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that BLEU BONET from BLUE 
MOON was ZUKAL's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUKAL and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                24   3  0   135       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGREL 4999                 23   5  0   110       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLEU BONET 5356              16  14  2   103       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLU JON 5308                 18  30  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  13  2    73       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)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363            9  11  0    49       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLHU MURTHER 5372             6   6  0    38       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORTHOS 5373                  3   3  0    33       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 SAFFIRA 5391                  2   0  1    32       BLUE MOON (381)
-SNAPE 5385                    2   0  1    28       DARK WARDS (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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

Toreador -- I can see using that technique on a guy, you know what guys are like.
But you need something different for those of different persuasions.  Come on over
and we can work on it together, hmm? -- Bleu Bonet

Ventriie -- If you ever get tired of that position, you could just... lose, you know.
-- Blu Jon
P.S.  But not to me!  I have nothing to say to my adoring public, just, you know, a
blush, rub the toe in the dirt, and, "Oh, shucks, ma'am, t'weren't nothin'."

I hadn't realized were were so hard up for Osksi Nobles here that we had to use a
golem.  Hmm. -- Moravia Mauve

A Cult Member?  Pshaw, aren't we all? -- Blhu Murther

I'm a golem?  (wailing)  NOOOOO!  I want to be svelte and seductive and wear
beautiful clothes, not... go around in eau de machine oil. -- Saffira
P.S.  And the Commission says I'm very trustworthy.  How dull.

Gangrel -- (glower) -- Blu Jon

Our congratulations to Blue Bunny, inferior ice cream but a tourney victor in the
Contenders. -- Jorja and Blue Moon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VENTRIIE bested BLEU BONET in a action packed 4 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
GANGREL subdued BLU JON in a 2 minute veteran's melee.
MORAVIA MAUVE overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BLHU MURTHER defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur fight.
SAFFIRA devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   1 -  0      93  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 596 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     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         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              24   3  0  135 DARK WARDS (451)
WALL OF STEEL    GANGREL 4999               23   5  0  110 DARK WARDS (451)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLEU BONET 5356            16  14  2  103 BLUE MOON (381)
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, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, BLHU MURTHER 5372, SAFFIRA 5391, VENTRIIE 4987,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VENTRIIE 4987.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAFFIRA 5391, BLHU MURTHER 5372, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, BLU JON 5308, 
GANGREL 4999, BLEU BONET 5356,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GANGREL (9-4999) DARK WARDS (451)

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!