DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2009    Duedate: 10/26/2009

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLHU MURTHER
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5372) [22-23-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLHU MURTHER                   POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5372) [22-23-0,95]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLHU MURTHER                   KINGFISHER
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5372) [22-23-0,95]          (9-5428) [8-5-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             28
2. SEA DOGS (501)              20      SEA DOGS (501)
3. HOT STUFF (504)              0      Unchartered Team
4. PAPERBOYS (502)              0
                                       IN VINO VERITAS II (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            79  33  4 70.5   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           20  15  4 57.1   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            5  3 1
 3/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          639 773 20 45.3   3- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           2  1 0
 4- 5 PAPERBOYS (502)            2  27  0  6.9   4- 4 PAPERBOYS (502)           0  2 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 628): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): KISSA BELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 623): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 616): FELISSA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 564): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): CLOUDGAZER of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 401): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 517): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 623): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 616): CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): SHINING PATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 564): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 401): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 517): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 627): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 616): FELISSA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
                          HERON of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
                     (turn 280): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What the heck?  Sea Legs goes and leaves me a clear shot at the title, and the
Roving Demon tries to stop me?  Do you know how close this place came to having a
Roving Demon for a duelmaster?

                                     Blhu Murther

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUKAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SEA DOGS was unseated this 
week as BLUE MOON moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-2-0 record 
for the round.  EIGHTH MATE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested BISBEE BLUE and was awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, SAFFIRA put down COAL BACKER, causing him to lose 2 
points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has BLHU MURTHER in the past 
laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZUKAL seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUKAL "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUKAL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLHU MURTHER 5372            22  23  0    95       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAFFIRA 5391                 23  12  2    89       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINGFISHER 5428               8   5  0    66       BLUE MOON (381)
 EIGHTH MATE 5437              5   1  0    65       SEA DOGS (501)
-LIP GLOSS 5416                4   0  0    59       HOT STUFF (504)
 COAL BACKER 5444              5   1  1    58       SEA DOGS (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGHT BLOUSE 5425             4   0  1    56       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             16   7  0    55       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       2  27  0    33       PAPERBOYS (502)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             2   0  0    23       BLUE MOON (381)
-LOW CUT BLOUSE 5452           2   0  0    21       HOT STUFF (504)
-BIKINI 5453                   1   0  0    13       HOT STUFF (504)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Karolvingar, Roving Demon of Zukal -- You're supposed to LOSE, dammit! -- Saffira

Eighth Mate -- How about we try the Ninth? -- Kingfisher

Through the Window -- It amazes me that you're still around.  The old "tourney
timing" bit, I guess? -- Bisbee Blue

I would have deserted, too, if I'd found myself in Mordant. -- Bluestocking
P.S.  No one READS there.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLHU MURTHER devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SAFFIRA vanquished COAL BACKER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
KINGFISHER was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute bloody fight.
BISBEE BLUE was devastated by EIGHTH MATE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUESTOCKING bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  12 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 629 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SAFFIRA 5391               23  12  2   89 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  KINGFISHER 5428             8   5  0   66 BLUE MOON (381)
BASHING ATTACK   COAL BACKER 5444            5   1  1   58 SEA DOGS (501)
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 EIGHTH MATE 5437, 
BLHU MURTHER 5372, BLUESTOCKING 5455, SAFFIRA 5391, COAL BACKER 5444, BISBEE BLUE 
5404,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BISBEE BLUE 5404.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COAL BACKER 5444, SAFFIRA 5391, BLUESTOCKING 5455, BLHU MURTHER 
5372, EIGHTH MATE 5437, KINGFISHER 5428,  0,  0,  0, and  0.