DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/24/2009    Duedate: 12/07/2009

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-632

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EIGHTH MATE
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5437) [8-1-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIP GLOSS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
HOT STUFF (504)                
(9-5416) [6-0-1,117]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAFFIRA                        EIGHTH MATE
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5391) [25-13-2,90]          (9-5437) [8-1-0,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOT STUFF (504)             78
2. SEA DOGS (501)              43      SEA DOGS (501)
3. BLUE MOON (381)            -33      Unchartered Team

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The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            86  37  5 69.9   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            7  4 1
 2/ 2 HOT STUFF (504)           23  19  5 54.8   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          645 782 20 45.2   3/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           3  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 631): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): JULIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): VEXED VIKING of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 631): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 611): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Blhu Murther, I'm as surprised as you are.

     Saffira, please don't kill me.

          Eighth Mate

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ZUKAL this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
BLUE MOON is pushed out of top team by SEA DOGS, who came from 2nd with a 3-0-1 this 
turn.  And let's see, LIP GLOSS fought BLHU MURTHER and gained 41 points and 
contributed to HOT STUFF's 2-1-1.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have 
failed, and EIGHTH MATE 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 HOT 
STUFF.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BLUE MOON's 
warrior BLHU MURTHER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  
In a brave attempt, BIKINI from HOT STUFF challenged up 21 points to fight 
BLUESTOCKING from the BLUE MOON stable.  BIKINI perhaps got hers just desserts, 
seeing as she won victory over BLUESTOCKING and ended up with 26 recognition points.  
     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.  BLHU MURTHER has departed ZUKAL, 
leaving BLUE MOON without their 23-24-0 warrior.  Question, just what was his team 
doing at the taverns last night?  Is it really true that ZUKAL has more dishwashers 
per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EIGHTH MATE 5437              8   1  0   116       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIP GLOSS 5416                6   0  1   117       HOT STUFF (504)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAFFIRA 5391                 25  13  2    90       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             17   9  0    66       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COAL BACKER 5444              6   3  1    64       SEA DOGS (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINGFISHER 5428               9   7  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449              2   0  1    32       SEA DOGS (501)
 BIKINI 5453                   2   1  0    26       HOT STUFF (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         1   0  0    18       SEA DOGS (501)
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             3   2  0    11       BLUE MOON (381)
-LOW CUT BLOUSE 5452           2   1  0     7       HOT STUFF (504)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CULT MEMBER             0  0 0                      RAT CATCHER 5449      632  NONE
BLHU MURTHER 5372      23 25 0 BLUE MOON 381        LIP GLOSS 5416        632   
LACE GARTERS 5456       0  1 0 HOT STUFF 504        MASTER ZROF ONE-      632  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Saffira -- Beats me, I just carry the stuff. -- Coal Backer

Eighth Mate -- You, I could have handled, but the seven who preceded you wore me out.
-- Blhu Murther

Kung-Fu Master?  Why now, why today?  I don't have time for this guy. -- Saffira

Lip Gloss -- I hardly knew how to face you--and it turns out I should have!  How do I
get this stuff OFF? -- Kingfisher
P.S.  It tastes funny.

Coal Backer -- Back that coal, bay-bee!  Back it, I say, back it good! -- Bishbee
Blue

I found the Dangerous Criminal very, um, physical?  Not a thinker, more of a doer. --
Bluestocking

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LACE GARTERS was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIP GLOSS murdered BLHU MURTHER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BIKINI overpowered BLUESTOCKING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
EIGHTH MATE devastated SAFFIRA in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BISBEE BLUE was bested by VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
COAL BACKER overpowered KINGFISHER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
RAT CATCHER butchered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 632 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   EIGHTH MATE 5437            8   1  0  116 SEA DOGS (501)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIP GLOSS 5416              6   0  1  117 HOT STUFF (504)
BASHING ATTACK   BISBEE BLUE 5404           17   9  0   66 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SAFFIRA 5391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EIGHTH MATE 5437.  The ten other most popular fighters were BISBEE BLUE 5404, 
LACE GARTERS 5456, BIKINI 5453, COAL BACKER 5444, RAT CATCHER 5449, LIP GLOSS 5416, 
BLUESTOCKING 5455, SAFFIRA 5391, BLHU MURTHER 5372, and KINGFISHER 5428.

The least popular fighter this week was KINGFISHER 5428.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLHU MURTHER 5372, SAFFIRA 5391, BLUESTOCKING 5455, LIP GLOSS 5416, RAT 
CATCHER 5449, COAL BACKER 5444, BIKINI 5453, LACE GARTERS 5456, BISBEE BLUE 5404, and 
EIGHTH MATE 5437.