DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2010    Duedate: 03/01/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-638

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAT CATCHER
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5449) [8-0-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAT CATCHER                    ASP
SEA DOGS (501)                 SERPENTS HOLD (505)
(9-5449) [8-0-2,105]           (9-5459) [5-1-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    EIGHTH MATE
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5404) [20-12-0,89]          (9-5437) [13-2-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKI-BUM 9 (371)             51
2. BLUE MOON (381)             39      SEA DOGS (501)
3. SEA DOGS (501)              22      Unchartered Team
4. HOT STUFF (504)              0
5. MIDDLE ITALY (508)         -14      SERPENTS HOLD (505)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)           101  43  6 70.1   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            9  3 0
 2/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       14   8  0 63.6   2/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 1
 3- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           25  25  5 50.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        4  3 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          656 801 21 45.0   4/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       4  5 0
 5/ 0*SKI-BUM 9 (371)            2   3  0 40.0   5/ 0*SKI-BUM 9 (371)           2  3 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        17  31  0 35.4   6- 5 HOT STUFF (504)           1  1 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 637): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 509): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): PRINCE CONNOR 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 500): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): CORT NIGHTJEWEL of THE DRAGON FIST (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 509): DAGGERS DEEP (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): 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 500): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): 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.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): MAD DOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
              (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, 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.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                   (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZUKAL since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with SHADY SHIPWRIGHT?  He 
actually beat SERPENTS HOLD's ASP, and walked away with 22 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at SEA DOGS while they watched SHADY SHIPWRIGHT clobber ASP.  
He lost 17 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  What a role 
model for ZUKAL's young 'uns!  LIP GLOSS becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to 
fight no more!  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for SEA DOGS' outstanding member, 
Duelmaster RAT CATCHER.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ZUKAL thinks HOT STUFF and 
their 25-25-5 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  Management 
must be dealin', as the boys at SEA DOGS ain't reelin'!  HOT STUFF's mad!  How well I 
know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, BISBEE BLUE!  Don't make idle 
boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449              8   0  2   105       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIP GLOSS 5416                7   1  1   115       HOT STUFF (504)
 EIGHTH MATE 5437             13   2  0    98       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             20  12  0    89       BLUE MOON (381)
 COAL BACKER 5444              7   8  1    77       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBO BAGGINNI 5508          10   3  0    66       MIDDLE ITALY (508)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         3   0  0    46       SEA DOGS (501)
-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)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             6   5  0    30       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASP 5459                      5   1  0    23       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
-GIMLINGUINI 5488              4   1  0    19       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
 NORTHER 5466                  1   5  0    19       BLUE MOON (381)
 LACEY GREENGILLS 4052         1   0  0    19       SKI-BUM 9 (371)
 SALLY STRUMPET 4263           1   0  0    15       SKI-BUM 9 (371)
-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)
 BLUE DEVIL 5519               1   0  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
-STRICTER 5460                 2   2  0     9       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 FISHER KING 5480              1   3  1     7       BLUE MOON (381)
 MAXINE 4050                   0   1  0     5       SKI-BUM 9 (371)
-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?
KINGFISHER 5428         9  9 0 BLUE MOON 381        RAT CATCHER 5449      634  NOT REVENGED
RUGS HATE ME! 5518      0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 505    MOUNTAIN TROLL        638  NONE
D 4049                  0  1 0 SKI-BUM 9 371        SHEWISH GIANT         638  NONE
MISS STING 4061         0  1 0 SKI-BUM 9 371        SPYMASTER             638  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lip Gloss -- You are one scary lady.  I feel lucky to be alive. -- Eighth Mate

Bilbo Bagginni -- Why do I keep expecting you to burst into song?  Surely there isn't
anything to sing about in the arena.  Especially in the winter. -- Bisbee Blue the
Confused

Coal Backer -- You can take BACK your old coal, so there!  I don't want it. --
Saffira

Recoil -- Coiled twice?  Once was enough.  Ouch. -- Bluestocking

Shady Shipwright -- Shady ships, or ships not well wrought?  Either way, I can see it
might have made you enemies and thus resulted in you ending up in the arena.  Bummer.
-- Norther

I had to kill the Embezzling Scribe, but I did get my race corrected.  Maybe next
time the clerks will be a little more careful.  Or maybe not. -- Fisher King

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUGS HATE ME! was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
D was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MISS STING was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
RAT CATCHER overpowered ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
COAL BACKER was bested by M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute fight.
BILBO BAGGINNI was overpowered by BISBEE BLUE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EIGHTH MATE devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
ASP was devastated by SHADY SHIPWRIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BLUESTOCKING vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NORTHER vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FISHER KING lost to LACEY GREENGILLS in a 2 minute fight.
MAXINE was overpowered by BLUE DEVIL in a 4 minute gory uneven match.
SALLY STRUMPET overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  13 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  22 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 638 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 5449            8   0  2  105 SEA DOGS (501)
LUNGING ATTACK   EIGHTH MATE 5437           13   2  0   98 SEA DOGS (501)
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 5508        10   3  0   66 MIDDLE ITALY (508)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454       3   0  0   46 SEA DOGS (501)
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 EIGHTH MATE 5437.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 
5454, COAL BACKER 5444, NORTHER 5466, RAT CATCHER 5449, BLUESTOCKING 5455, FISHER 
KING 5480, LACEY GREENGILLS 4052, SALLY STRUMPET 4263, BISBEE BLUE 5404, and ASP 
5459.

The least popular fighter this week was MAXINE 4050.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BILBO BAGGINNI 5508, MISS STING 4061, D 4049, RUGS HATE ME! 5518, BLUE 
DEVIL 5519, ASP 5459, BISBEE BLUE 5404, SALLY STRUMPET 4263, LACEY GREENGILLS 4052, 
and FISHER KING 5480.