DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2009    Duedate: 06/22/2009

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-620

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KEEL HAULER
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5389) [16-1-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KEEL HAULER                    TIGHT BLOUSE
SEA DOGS (501)                 HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5389) [16-1-0,133]          (9-5425) [3-0-1,37]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLHU MURTHER                   KINGFISHER
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5372) [16-20-0,94]          (9-5428) [4-0-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOT STUFF (504)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOT STUFF (504)             44
2. PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)    18      SEA DOGS (501)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             16      Unchartered Team
4. PAPERBOYS (502)              1
5. SEA DOGS (501)              -2      HOT STUFF (504)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            65  27  3 70.7   1/ 3*HOT STUFF (504)           9  4 4
 2/ 5*HOT STUFF (504)           10   9  4 52.6   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 3/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446) 107 121  4 46.9   3/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            7  3 0
 4/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          614 753 20 44.9   4/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  1  2 0
 5/ 6 PAPERBOYS (502)            2  19  0  9.5   5/ 6 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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (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 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to SEA DOGS, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the HOT STUFF stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for MORAVIA MAUVE, who 
flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing SEA LEGS like a melon.  Keep your eye 
on this gal.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was SEA LEGS, who dropped 13 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with MORAVIA MAUVE.  Our 
battling duelmaster KEEL HAULER has managed to hold the title, fending off BLHU 
MURTHER's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, BLUE MOON.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZUKAL arena.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, BISBEE BLUE would be president.  Although it may 
be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Well, the dead guy PAGANINNI just took 
PHILANTHROPISTS off his Christmas card list.  The poor guy's bloodfeud just expired 
with zippo results.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and 
no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZUKAL have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- 
The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEEL HAULER 5389             16   1  0   133       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORAVIA MAUVE 5363           16  28  0    98       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLHU MURTHER 5372            16  20  0    94       BLUE MOON (381)
-EELY JOE 5395                10   3  0    93       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEA LEGS 5387                16   7  2    72       SEA DOGS (501)
-FEBLES 4821                  11   6  0    72       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT RACE 5164                 5   2  0    66       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             11   3  0    63       BLUE MOON (381)
 SAFFIRA 5391                 16  10  2    60       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINGFISHER 5428               4   0  0    50       BLUE MOON (381)
-DALTON 5209                   4   1  0    47       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 TIGHT BLOUSE 5425             3   0  1    37       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BOTSONO 5238                  2   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       2  19  0    25       PAPERBOYS (502)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGHT SKIRT 5442              2   0  1    22       HOT STUFF (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIKED HEELS 5440             2   0  1    22       HOT STUFF (504)
 LIP GLOSS 5416                1   0  0    19       HOT STUFF (504)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      TIGHT SKIRT 5442      620  NONE
RED PANTIES 5441        1  1 1 HOT STUFF 504        BANDIT PRINCE         620  NONE
PAGANINNI 4780          6  3 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 418  SEA LEGS 5387         616  NOT REVENGED
YELLOW JACK 5423        0  1 0 SEA DOGS 501         VINRY 5427            617   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We didn't get our turn, in fact, we're missing a whole week's worth of turns, so
we're doing the personals from the e-newsletter.  You thought hijacking our turns
would shut us up?  As if!  To prove it isn't enough, we may have to be even more
talkative. -- Jorja and the Blue Moon

Wow, Hot Stuff really IS.  Look at those standbys falling like ninepins.  Maybe they
should be renamed Fallbys.

Keel Hauler -- That was totally not what I wanted from you.  Dinner, ancing,
moonlight and soft words, that's the stuff to give a woman, not "devastation."  Sure,
some ways you ARE devastating in a good way, that "tall and dark" bit, although a
little more in the way of "handsome" would be good, also.  I was expecting a few
pleasantries, the small change of civilization, you know, courtesy, dammit!  And what
do I get, wham, bam, I'm outta here.  NOT the way to attach a woman. -- Moravia Mauve

Sea Legs -- You see?  Did we tell you, or what?  The fishnet stockings are a HIT.  I
know the arena reporter said that you were overcome, but so was I in a different way,
and we need to get together tonight and do something about that.  I know a place
where we can be private. -- Blhu Murther

Eely Joe -- Euwh!  Eels, snakes, tentacles, all the same to me and totally abhorent.
I can't stand to be anywhere close to them.  Or to you.  How can YOU stand it? --
Bisbee Blue
P.S.  Of course, you humans can be amazingly, er, ah, tolerant of such things.  You
don't see any ELF mucking about with the likes of Cthulu.

Rat Race -- I must say that I found vanquishing you amazingly pleasant.  I went right
out and had a vacation on the strength of it. -- Saffira
P.S.  And the crowd was properly appreciative, too--pleased by the fight and willing
to acclaim me as Most Popular.  I like a crowd that knows which side the bread is
buttered on.

Through the Window -- And I did enjoy the sound of breaking glass as you went
through, too.  One of life's little pleasures. -- Kingfisher

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RED PANTIES was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
KEEL HAULER vanquished BLHU MURTHER in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MORAVIA MAUVE demolished SEA LEGS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
SAFFIRA was overpowered by RAT RACE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BISBEE BLUE was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
KINGFISHER savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was viciously subdued by TIGHT BLOUSE in a 5 minute fight.
SPIKED HEELS vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIGHT SKIRT slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIP GLOSS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  3      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 620 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KEEL HAULER 5389           16   1  0  133 SEA DOGS (501)
PARRY-LUNGE      SEA LEGS 5387              16   7  2   72 SEA DOGS (501)
SLASHING ATTACK  RAT RACE 5164               5   2  0   66 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
BASHING ATTACK   BISBEE BLUE 5404           11   3  0   63 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAFFIRA 5391               16  10  2   60 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 KINGFISHER 5428.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIGHT BLOUSE 
5425, MORAVIA MAUVE 5363, KEEL HAULER 5389, LIP GLOSS 5416, RAT RACE 5164, SPIKED 
HEELS 5440, TIGHT SKIRT 5442, RED PANTIES 5441, BISBEE BLUE 5404, and BLHU MURTHER 
5372.

The least popular fighter this week was THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SAFFIRA 5391, SEA LEGS 5387, BLHU MURTHER 5372, BISBEE BLUE 
5404, RED PANTIES 5441, TIGHT SKIRT 5442, SPIKED HEELS 5440, RAT RACE 5164, LIP GLOSS 
5416, and KEEL HAULER 5389.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer