DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/05/2010    Duedate: 01/18/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-635

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EIGHTH MATE
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5437) [11-1-0,155]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EIGHTH MATE                    ASP
SEA DOGS (501)                 SERPENTS HOLD (505)
(9-5437) [11-1-0,155]          (9-5459) [3-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAFFIRA                        COAL BACKER
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5391) [26-15-2,95]          (9-5444) [6-6-1,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD (505)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (501)              43
2. HOT STUFF (504)             21      SEA DOGS (501)
3. SERPENTS HOLD (505)          9      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)             -8
                                       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)       10   3  0 76.9   1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (505)      10  3 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            92  40  6 69.7   2/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            6  3 1
 3/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           24  24  5 50.0   3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           4 11 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          649 793 20 45.0   4/ 4 HOT STUFF (504)           1  5 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 634): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 503): wINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): 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 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 497): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): SHAMISH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 634): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 503): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): 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 622): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): BAD GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
                          CLOUDSHADOW of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, 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 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): 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  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for RAT CATCHER, who flew up 25 points in 
the rankings after mashing BISBEE BLUE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  BISBEE BLUE was defeated by 
RAT CATCHER and drops 12 points.  Our battling duelmaster EIGHTH MATE has managed to 
hold the title, fending off SAFFIRA's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next 
time, BLUE MOON.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZUKAL arena.  Did you 
hear that BLUE MOON was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of BLUE MOON's warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, 
try this one:  BLUE MOON + Weapons That go Boom = SERPENTS HOLD + Avoid City.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ZUKAL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EIGHTH MATE 5437             11   1  0   155       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIP GLOSS 5416                6   1  1    97       HOT STUFF (504)
 SAFFIRA 5391                 26  15  2    95       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449              5   0  2    86       SEA DOGS (501)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             19  10  0    67       BLUE MOON (381)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIKINI 5453                   3   1  0    34       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALISONG 5463                 2   0  0    32       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 ASP 5459                      3   0  0    24       SERPENTS HOLD (505)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRICTER 5460                 2   1  0    22       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 RECOIL 5468                   2   0  0    20       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         1   0  0    18       SEA DOGS (501)
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             4   4  0    16       BLUE MOON (381)
 NORTHER 5466                  0   3  0     3       BLUE MOON (381)
 FISHER KING 5480              0   1  0     1       BLUE MOON (381)

'-' 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   
LOW CUT BLOUSE 5452     2  2 0 HOT STUFF 504        WURM KIN              635  NONE
RED DRESS 5465          0  2 0 HOT STUFF 504        WURM KIN              635  NONE
RED TEDDY 5467          0  1 0 HOT STUFF 504        BLACK ORC             635  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Balisong -- Not the kind of song I would have expected.  A little too sharp.  Harsh.
-- Bluestocking

Eighth Mate -- You and the whole crew, huh? -- Saffira

Coal Backer -- Aha!  A lump of coal in the stocking for you, a turquoise nugget for
me.  To each their own. -- Bisbee Blue

Rat Catcher -- Damn. -- Ghost of Kingfisher

Asp -- Again we meet, and again you win.  Talk about a streak I want to break! --
Norther

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOW CUT BLOUSE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RED DRESS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
RED TEDDY was barely slain by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
EIGHTH MATE vanquished SAFFIRA in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BISBEE BLUE was overpowered by RAT CATCHER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
COAL BACKER was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
BIKINI overpowered BLUESTOCKING in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
STRICTER was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ASP vanquished NORTHER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RECOIL vanquished FISHER KING in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  12 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  3      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 635 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              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   EIGHTH MATE 5437           11   1  0  155 SEA DOGS (501)
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 5449            5   0  2   86 SEA DOGS (501)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIKINI 5453                 3   1  0   34 HOT STUFF (504)
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 COAL BACKER 5444.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAT CATCHER 5449, RED 
TEDDY 5467, EIGHTH MATE 5437, BIKINI 5453, ASP 5459, RED DRESS 5465, STRICTER 5460, 
RECOIL 5468, LOW CUT BLOUSE 5452, and SAFFIRA 5391.

The least popular fighter this week was FISHER KING 5480.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NORTHER 5466, BLUESTOCKING 5455, BISBEE BLUE 5404, SAFFIRA 
5391, LOW CUT BLOUSE 5452, RECOIL 5468, STRICTER 5460, RED DRESS 5465, ASP 5459, and 
BIKINI 5453.