DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2008    Duedate: 01/05/2009

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-608

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KEEL HAULER
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5389) [8-1-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KEEL HAULER                    THROUGH THE WINDOW
SEA DOGS (501)                 PAPERBOYS (502)
(9-5389) [8-1-0,85]            (9-5398) [0-9-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORAVIA MAUVE                  BOMBARZOL
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5363) [13-19-0,58]          (9-5401) [6-2-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (501)              36
2. PAPERBOYS (502)              1      SEA DOGS (501)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             -1      Unchartered Team

                                       PAPERBOYS (502)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            32  16  2 66.7   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            8  4 1
 2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)          583 724 20 44.6   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 3/ 3*PAPERBOYS (502)            0   9  0  0.0   3/ 3*PAPERBOYS (502)           0  3 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 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUKAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, SEA LEGS fought MORAVIA MAUVE and gained 11 points and 
contributed to SEA DOGS' 3-1-0.  SAFFIRA has lost to HEMPEN JIG, falling 6 points, 
while helping make BLUE MOON a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster 
have failed, and KEEL HAULER remains ZUKAL's top warrior for another turn.  Can 
someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do 
dishes at The Blue Boar Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ZUKAL has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ZUKAL, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ZUKAL, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEEL HAULER 5389              8   1  0    85       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMPEN JIG 5388               7   4  1    77       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEA LEGS 5387                 8   3  1    66       SEA DOGS (501)
 BLHU MURTHER 5372            13  11  0    62       BLUE MOON (381)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363           13  19  0    58       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EELY JOE 5395                 4   1  0    51       SEA DOGS (501)
 SAFFIRA 5391                  9   5  2    48       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOMBARZOL 5401                6   2  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404              2   0  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       0   9  0     9       PAPERBOYS (502)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CYANITA 5393            4  5 0 BLUE MOON 381        SEA LEGS 5387         606   
FILTHY TOM 5394         5  2 0 SEA DOGS 501         SAFFIRA 5391          605  JUST REVENGED

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 5405      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 501         WURM KIN              608  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well!  I can see now why Moravia got so annoyed at the Khalhums Dwarf.  Not that I
was *annoyed* at him, other than peripherally.  I just can't stand facial hair.  It
makes my spine creep.  And let me tell you, when your spine starts creeping, it's
hard to do much of anything because you have to keep a close eye on it and chase it
down if it runs off too quickly or too far.  Spines have no restraint, once they
start to creep.  Be warned. -- Blhu Murther

Hempen Jig -- L-l-l-listen!  It's t-t-too c-cold to d-d-dance.  And slippery, t-t-
too.  I c-c-could've broken a l-l-leg out there, you know, and then where w-w-would I
be?  In the Infirmary, that's where, and who w-w-wants that? -- Saffira, blue with
cold

Sea Legs -- You're just a show-off, is what you are!  Typical elf.  So you have legs
like pipe stems, is this good?  No, of course not!  How could they possibly support
you on a hard trek or carry you over a mountain?  They're probably called *sea* legs
because they're only good for walking about on the deck of a little boat.  Bah. --
Moravia Mauve

Through the Window -- I hope you appreciated the special effects.  I had to bribe the
janitors to bring that window out into the arena for our fight, you know.  They
didn't want to do it--complained that they'd end up picking broken glass out of the
sand.  So we compromised with oiled paper windows.  Rather appropriate for a
Paperboy, don't you think?  And the sound of it tearing as I pitched you through was
dramatic. -- Bombarzol

Hmm, I suppose the Persistent Beggar makes an easy beginning, I learned nothing from
that match.  Disappointing.  I had expected a chance to add significantly to my
skills, but no, I was too busy fending off his begging pleas.  Rather tedious,
really. -- Bisbee Blue

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KEEL HAULER vanquished BLHU MURTHER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MORAVIA MAUVE was demolished by SEA LEGS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HEMPEN JIG devastated SAFFIRA in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was savagely defeated by BOMBARZOL in a 3 minute competition.
BISBEE BLUE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 608 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KEEL HAULER 5389            8   1  0   85 SEA DOGS (501)
PARRY-STRIKE     HEMPEN JIG 5388             7   4  1   77 SEA DOGS (501)
PARRY-LUNGE      SEA LEGS 5387               8   3  1   66 SEA DOGS (501)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLHU MURTHER 5372          13  11  0   62 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORAVIA MAUVE 5363.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BOMBARZOL 5401.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEMPEN JIG 5388, 
KEEL HAULER 5389, SEA LEGS 5387, BISBEE BLUE 5404, MAN OVERBOARD 5405, BLHU MURTHER 
5372, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, SAFFIRA 5391, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SAFFIRA 5391, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, BLHU MURTHER 5372, MAN 
OVERBOARD 5405, BISBEE BLUE 5404, SEA LEGS 5387, KEEL HAULER 5389, HEMPEN JIG 5388, 
BOMBARZOL 5401, and  0.