DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2009    Duedate: 01/04/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-634

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EIGHTH MATE
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5437) [10-1-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EIGHTH MATE                    BALISONG
SEA DOGS (501)                 SERPENTS HOLD (505)
(9-5437) [10-1-0,141]          (9-5463) [2-0-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAFFIRA                        RAT CATCHER
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5391) [26-14-2,94]          (9-5449) [4-0-2,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (505)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (505)         40
2. SEA DOGS (501)              22      SEA DOGS (501)
3. BLUE MOON (381)              8      Unchartered Team
4. HOT STUFF (504)              0
                                       SERPENTS HOLD (505)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (505)        8   2  0 80.0   1/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       8  2 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            90  39  6 69.8   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            7  2 2
 3- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           23  21  5 52.3   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           4 11 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          649 788 20 45.2   4- 4 HOT STUFF (504)           2  3 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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You may be flattered to know, Lip Gloss, that I used a special strategy for you
last turn.  I'm relieved to still be here, frankly.  Now that Saffira is back up in
the Challenger Champs, I'll be issuing her a challenge, as I don't relish the thought
of a Lip Gloss rematch.

     My apologies for not penning a column last turn.  The first through seventh
mates had all fallen ill, so I was left in charge.

Eighth Mate

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUKAL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, SEA DOGS, since SERPENTS 
HOLD took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see BALISONG win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, BALISONG beat BLUESTOCKING and BLUESTOCKING lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZUKAL may be getting bland, as EIGHTH 
MATE stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ZUKAL?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  ZUKAL, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  HOT STUFF the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SEA DOGS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm 
frightfully impressed, SAFFIRA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that 
ego swell, sports fans.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  KINGFISHER, 
a glorious 9-8-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad BLUE MOON.  Honor is like a 
chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless 
rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EIGHTH MATE 5437             10   1  0   141       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIP GLOSS 5416                6   1  1    97       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAFFIRA 5391                 26  14  2    94       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             19   9  0    79       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449              4   0  2    61       SEA DOGS (501)
 COAL BACKER 5444              6   5  1    60       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALISONG 5463                 2   0  0    32       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-BIKINI 5453                   2   1  0    26       HOT STUFF (504)
 STRICTER 5460                 2   0  0    26       SERPENTS HOLD (505)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASP 5459                      2   0  0    18       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         1   0  0    18       SEA DOGS (501)
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             4   3  0    15       BLUE MOON (381)
 RECOIL 5468                   1   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-LOW CUT BLOUSE 5452           2   1  0     7       HOT STUFF (504)
 NORTHER 5466                  0   2  0     2       BLUE MOON (381)
-RED DRESS 5465                0   1  0     1       HOT STUFF (504)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLHU MURTHER 5372      23 25 0 BLUE MOON 381        LIP GLOSS 5416        632   
KINGFISHER 5428         9  9 0 BLUE MOON 381        RAT CATCHER 5449      634   
TALON 5461              1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 505    WURM KIN              634  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Serpents Hold -- Welcome to Zukal!  It's nice to see a fresh face here. -- One Armed
Bandit, mgr of Sea Dogs

Coal Backer -- Well, I can answer Kingfisher's question, you do NOT go "beep beep
beep" when you back up, you go "ow ow ow."  Which seems more reasonable anyway.  The
ideas some of these young kids get! -- Saffira

Really, it'd make more sense, a little more, anyway, if the Fratsfa Slave was
Fratsfan.  Yeah, I know what they say, that he was enslaved BY the Fratsfans, but
they really buy into the Andorian thing over there, you know?  I somehow don't
believe this. -- Bisbee Blue

Rat Catcher -- That's your day job, right?  I would've thought it would pay well
enough--lots of business and all--that you didn't NEED to fight in the arena. --
Kingfisher

There's a label on the back that says "Osksi Noble Mark 11, patent pending."  I
suppose what with the arenas liking to have an Osksi Noble on hand, the gods know
why, there IS a market for them. -- Bluestocking

Asp -- Ah, there's no holding you! -- Norther

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TALON was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BALISONG demolished BLUESTOCKING in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
EIGHTH MATE vanquished SAFFIRA in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BISBEE BLUE overpowered COAL BACKER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAT CATCHER delivered the death blow upon KINGFISHER in a popular 1 minute duel.
ASP devastated NORTHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
STRICTER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
RECOIL vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  11 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  3      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  1      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 634 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     4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              STRIKING 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           10   1  0  141 SEA DOGS (501)
BASHING ATTACK   BISBEE BLUE 5404           19   9  0   79 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 RAT CATCHER 5449.  The ten other most popular fighters were BALISONG 5463, EIGHTH 
MATE 5437, BISBEE BLUE 5404, ASP 5459, TALON 5461, KINGFISHER 5428, RECOIL 5468, 
BLUESTOCKING 5455, COAL BACKER 5444, and NORTHER 5466.

The least popular fighter this week was SAFFIRA 5391.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STRICTER 5460, NORTHER 5466, COAL BACKER 5444, BLUESTOCKING 5455, 
RECOIL 5468, KINGFISHER 5428, TALON 5461, ASP 5459, BISBEE BLUE 5404, and EIGHTH MATE 
5437.