DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/28/2009    Duedate: 05/11/2009

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-617

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEMPEN JIG
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5388) [16-4-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEMPEN JIG                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (501)                 
(9-5388) [16-4-1,122]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLHU MURTHER                   EELY JOE
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5372) [15-18-0,83]          (9-5395) [8-3-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (501)              36
2. PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)    25      SEA DOGS (501)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)       19      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              8
5. HOT STUFF (504)              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 SEA DOGS (501)            58  24  3 70.7   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446) 106 119  4 47.1   2/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            7  2 1
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          606 746 20 44.8   3/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  2  0 0
 4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     21  28  4 42.9   4- 5*HOT STUFF (504)           1  2 0
 5- 5*HOT STUFF (504)            1   5  0 16.7   5/ 3 PAPERBOYS (502)           1  2 0
 6/ 6 PAPERBOYS (502)            2  16  0 11.1   6/ 6 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     1  4 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 616): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): MOUNTAIN GENERAL of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): REIGNING DOOM et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
                 (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

With any luck, I will cheat death for one more turn and receive my invitation to the
Isle.

I know I'm not the most talkative pirate.  Some people get bent out of shape about my
former profession, so I like to keep a low profile.  You know, "You burned my village
to the ground!", "You killed my father!", blah blah blah.  That sort of talk tends to
ruin an otherwise perfect day.

I've enjoyed my stay here in Zukal.  I'm going to miss the dancing references from
the warriors of Blue Moon.  As a clarification, I'm not really much of a dancer.  The
"hempen jig", especially, is a dance to be avoided at all costs.  It is reference to
the fate of many pirates, to be hanged by a hempen rope.  Once viewed, the image of
that particular jig will stay with you for a while.  I was told I was given this name
in an effort to help me survive, with the hope that Lord Ahringol would enjoy the
imagery and let me live for that very reason.  So far, it seems to have worked.  My
manager tells me that I am the rarest of warriors, a genius with an iron will.  He
told me, "On a scale of 3 to 21, you are a 21 in both!"  That's a very nice thing for
him to say, but quite odd.  Most people, when picking an arbitrary scale, uses the
tried and true 1 to 10 scale.  Still, he is my manager so I put up with his
eccentricities.

One way or the other, I bid you farewell!

Hempen Jig of the Sea Dogs

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZUKAL.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  PHILANTHROPISTS II had 
cause to celebrate, after RAT RACE got 25 points by beating SAFFIRA.  Win some, lose 
some.  Speaking of which, EELY JOE was winsome, after beating KEPLER and seeing him 
lose 7 points.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by MORAVIA 
MAUVE, of BLUE MOON, who despite a 15-26-0 couldn't overcome ZUKAL's Number 1.  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, SEA LEGS is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ZUKAL farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMPEN JIG 5388              16   4  1   122       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEEL HAULER 5389             13   1  0   110       SEA DOGS (501)
 SEA LEGS 5387                15   5  2    95       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLHU MURTHER 5372            15  18  0    83       BLUE MOON (381)
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363           15  26  0    82       BLUE MOON (381)
-FEBLES 4821                  11   6  0    72       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 EELY JOE 5395                 8   3  0    69       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             10   1  0    62       BLUE MOON (381)
 RAT RACE 5164                 4   0  0    62       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAFFIRA 5391                 14   9  2    53       BLUE MOON (381)
-DALTON 5209                   4   1  0    47       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 KEPLER 4552                   4   5  0    44       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOTSONO 5238                  2   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       2  16  0    22       PAPERBOYS (502)
-MINI SKIRT 5421               1   0  0    16       HOT STUFF (504)
-BEETHOVEN 4555                3   5  1    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 KINGFISHER 5428               1   0  0    13       BLUE MOON (381)
 VINRY 5427                    1   0  1    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
;D 5426                 0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 418  MASTER ZROF ONE-      617  NONE
PAGANINNI 4780          6  3 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 418  SEA LEGS 5387         616   
YELLOW JACK 5423        0  1 0 SEA DOGS 501         VINRY 5427            617   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Philanthropists -- Sorry about that whole Paganinni affair. -- Sea Legs

Hempen Jig -- Correct me if I'm wrong, but haven't we done this recently?  I fear we
are being sadly victimized by Small Arena Syndrome. -- Moravia Mauve
P.S.  And how you can learn that much from me is a puzzle.  Likewise how I can learn
so little from you.  True, you're an uncouth fellow, but still.

Thus may Kung-Fu Masters be dealt with day in and day out. -- Blhu Murther
P.S.  Actually, I was restrained.  I didn't kill him.

A Fratsfa Slave?  Pathetic. -- Saffira
P.S.  And not Fratsfan

Slain by the Ambitious Guard?  The shame! -- Ghost of Bombarzol

There seems to have been a falling off in quality among our Dangerous Criminals.  Not
that I'm complaining! -- Bisbee Blue

     You'd better not be! -- Zrof One-Eye

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

;D was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HEMPEN JIG vanquished MORAVIA MAUVE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KEEL HAULER demolished BLHU MURTHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SEA LEGS devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
SAFFIRA was demolished by RAT RACE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
EELY JOE vanquished KEPLER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
BISBEE BLUE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was viciously subdued by OSKSI NOBLE in a 6 minute melee.
YELLOW JACK was slaughtered by VINRY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KINGFISHER vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 617 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         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     HEMPEN JIG 5388            16   4  1  122 SEA DOGS (501)
STRIKING ATTACK  KEEL HAULER 5389           13   1  0  110 SEA DOGS (501)
PARRY-LUNGE      SEA LEGS 5387              15   5  2   95 SEA DOGS (501)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    EELY JOE 5395               8   3  0   69 SEA DOGS (501)
BASHING ATTACK   BISBEE BLUE 5404           10   1  0   62 BLUE MOON (381)
SLASHING ATTACK  RAT RACE 5164               4   0  0   62 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAFFIRA 5391               14   9  2   53 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLHU MURTHER 5372.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was EELY JOE 5395.  The ten other most popular fighters were SEA LEGS 5387, RAT 
RACE 5164, BISBEE BLUE 5404, KEEL HAULER 5389, HEMPEN JIG 5388, BLHU MURTHER 5372, 
KEPLER 4552, VINRY 5427, KINGFISHER 5428, and ;D 5426.

The least popular fighter this week was THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YELLOW JACK 5423, SAFFIRA 5391, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, ;D 5426, 
KINGFISHER 5428, VINRY 5427, KEPLER 4552, BLHU MURTHER 5372, HEMPEN JIG 5388, and 
KEEL HAULER 5389.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HEMPEN JIG (9-5388) SEA DOGS (501)