DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/02/2010    Duedate: 02/15/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-637

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIP GLOSS
HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5416) [7-1-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIP GLOSS                      ASP
HOT STUFF (504)                SERPENTS HOLD (505)
(9-5416) [7-1-1,115]           (9-5459) [5-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    BILBO BAGGINNI
BLUE MOON (381)                MIDDLE ITALY (508)
(9-5404) [19-12-0,69]          (9-5508) [10-2-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD (505)         26
2. HOT STUFF (504)             19      SEA DOGS (501)
3. MIDDLE ITALY (508)          18      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)             16
5. SEA DOGS (501)             -57      SERPENTS HOLD (505)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            98  42  6 70.0   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            8  3 0
 2/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       14   6  0 70.0   2/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       6  4 0
 3/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           25  25  5 50.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        4  2 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          652 800 21 44.9   4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)           3 12 1
 5/ 5 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        17  30  0 36.2   5/ 5 HOT STUFF (504)           2  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SANDY STRATTON of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 423): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
              (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
               (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Congratulations on your invite, Saffira!  It has been a pleasure matching blades
with you.  I was a bit worried that I wouldn't have anyone to fight with after you
left, but it turns out the boss wants me to take a break until the next tourney.
Personally, I wanted to see how many recognition points I could get, but that's the
problem with being eighth mate, you have to take orders from someone else.  Perhaps
we'll get to give it one more go this round,

Eighth Mate

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ZUKAL needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, SERPENTS HOLD, 
but SEA DOGS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for FISHER KING?  BLUE 
MOON's proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  BLUESTOCKING's match with RECOIL cost her a loss of 11 
points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all ZUKAL.  She 
got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, LIP GLOSS must be pretty 
gutsy!  She challenged the Duelmaster from SEA DOGS.  Does this gal have a death wish 
or what!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome LIP GLOSS.  Aren't HOT STUFF proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being 
a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  BLUE MOON was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 652-800-21 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
SERPENTS HOLD's been avoiding BLUE MOON so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIP GLOSS 5416                7   1  1   115       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449              7   0  2   103       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EIGHTH MATE 5437             12   2  0    90       SEA DOGS (501)
 COAL BACKER 5444              7   7  1    87       SEA DOGS (501)
 BILBO BAGGINNI 5508          10   2  0    80       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             19  12  0    69       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASP 5459                      5   0  0    40       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 RECOIL 5468                   4   0  0    39       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-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)
 SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         2   0  0    24       SEA DOGS (501)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHER KING 5480              1   2  1    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             5   5  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
-GIMLINGUINI 5488              4   1  0    19       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
-SAUROGNOCCHI 5485             1   0  0    13       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
 BLUEJACKET 5464               1   0  0    11       SEA DOGS (501)
-GANDALFO 5483                 1   0  0    11       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
-STRICTER 5460                 2   2  0     9       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 NORTHER 5466                  0   5  0     5       BLUE MOON (381)
 PINK NIGHTIE 5511             0   1  0     1       HOT STUFF (504)
-LEGOLASAGNA 5489              0   1  0     1       MIDDLE ITALY (508)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      FISHER KING 5480      637  NONE
KINGFISHER 5428         9  9 0 BLUE MOON 381        RAT CATCHER 5449      634   
SLIM 5509               0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 505    DARK CHAMPION         637  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bisbee Blue -- I have plenty of time to catch rats.  That's the benefit of our one
minute matches. -- Rat Catcher

     And there are plenty of rats around, too. -- Zrof One-Eye

Eighth Mate -- Well!  I won't grudge you that win, when it means I get to leave and
retire!  If you ever get away, drop by my place out in the delta, I'm going to run a
tavern that caters to fishermen. -- Saffira
P.S.  It's been in my family for generations, but I thought I wanted to do something
else with my life.  Little did I know!  I'm going to be glad to get back to it.

Rat Catcher -- You've missed some. -- Bisbee Blue

Stricter -- Strictness holds no terrors for me. -- Bluestocking

Gimlinguini -- Whoa!  What are you doing here?  I thought you hung out in Murska. --
Norther

Gandafalo -- I don't have TIME to worry about the FIGHT.  I AM NOT A DWARF!!!  You'd
make a better dwarf than me. -- Fisher King

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLIM was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LIP GLOSS devastated EIGHTH MATE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
BILBO BAGGINNI handily defeated BISBEE BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SAFFIRA won victory over COAL BACKER in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RAT CATCHER overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLUESTOCKING was devastated by RECOIL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ASP devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHADY SHIPWRIGHT handily defeated NORTHER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FISHER KING slaughtered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
BLUEJACKET overpowered PINK NIGHTIE 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         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  14 -  1      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  20 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 637 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              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                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LIP GLOSS 5416              7   1  1  115 HOT STUFF (504)
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 5449            7   0  2  103 SEA DOGS (501)
LUNGING ATTACK   EIGHTH MATE 5437           12   2  0   90 SEA DOGS (501)
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 5508        10   2  0   80 MIDDLE ITALY (508)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BISBEE BLUE 5404.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BILBO BAGGINNI 5508.  The ten other most popular fighters were RAT CATCHER 
5449, BLUEJACKET 5464, LIP GLOSS 5416, RECOIL 5468, SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454, FISHER 
KING 5480, COAL BACKER 5444, ASP 5459, SLIM 5509, and EIGHTH MATE 5437.

The least popular fighter this week was PINK NIGHTIE 5511.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NORTHER 5466, BLUESTOCKING 5455, BISBEE BLUE 5404, EIGHTH MATE 
5437, SLIM 5509, ASP 5459, COAL BACKER 5444, FISHER KING 5480, SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454, 
and RECOIL 5468.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SAFFIRA (9-5391) BLUE MOON (381)