DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/02/2010    Duedate: 03/15/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-639

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIP GLOSS
HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5416) [8-1-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIP GLOSS                      HOMESTAR
HOT STUFF (504)                HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5416) [8-1-1,130]           (9-5143) [7-1-1,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    COAL BACKER
BLUE MOON (381)                SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5404) [20-13-0,75]          (9-5444) [7-9-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKI-BUM 9 (371)             22
2. MIDDLE ITALY (508)          22      SEA DOGS (501)
3. HOMESTAR & CO (474)         21      Unchartered Team
4. HOT STUFF (504)             20
5. SERPENTS HOLD (505)         10      HOMESTAR & CO (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*HOMESTAR & CO (474)       11   4  2 73.3   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 1
 2/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)           101  46  6 68.7   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (501)            6  6 0
 3/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       15   9  0 62.5   3/ 4*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       3  4 0
 4/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           26  26  5 50.0   4/ 5*SKI-BUM 9 (371)           3  7 1
 5/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          658 804 21 45.0   5/ 0*HOMESTAR & CO (474)       2  0 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        18  31  0 36.7   6/ 3 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        2  1 0
 7/ 5*SKI-BUM 9 (371)            3   7  1 30.0   7/ 6 HOT STUFF (504)           2  2 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 638): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 511): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 628): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 629): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 626): JAILYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 574): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 425): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 411): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 527): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 511): THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 628): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 629): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 626): TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 574): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): ASAIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 425): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 527): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): EVINDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 273): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am certainly surprised to be here.
     Since Lip Gloss challenged for the throne the turn before, I just assumed that
she wanted the thing.  Apparently not.  She had the throne, a free fight, the works,
but she decided to take the turn off.  Of course, I'm as happy as a clam.  She's got
quite a bit more tournament experience than I, and on top of that, she is most
certainly not a rat.  The fight would have been outside of my comfort zone.
     Not that I'm all about rats; it's just a good job to fall back on.  You wouldn't
believe the rat problems that ships develop.  For any aspiring gladiators out there,
I wouldn't rule out an apprenticeship as a ratter.  Its not such a leap from hitting
rodents with a stick to hitting people.  Not a big leap at all.

Rat Catcher

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZUKAL. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  BLUE MOON now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for VOODOO SKUNK, who 
flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  
SHADY SHIPWRIGHT was bested by HOMESTAR and drops 7 points.  It's a proud day for the 
HOT STUFF stable, as their warrior, LIP GLOSS, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An 
apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     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!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause SKI-BUM 9 beats feet every time BLUE MOON smiles 
at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this BISBEE BLUE you ask, with 75 points and a 
20-13-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, BILBO BAGGINNI went after BISBEE BLUE, who was higher by 23 points.  Well, 
when the dust settled, BILBO BAGGINNI won victory over BISBEE BLUE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZUKAL have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIP GLOSS 5416                8   1  1   130       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EIGHTH MATE 5437             13   2  0    98       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449              8   1  2    92       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBO BAGGINNI 5508          11   3  0    88       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             20  13  0    75       BLUE MOON (381)
 COAL BACKER 5444              7   9  1    75       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMESTAR 5143                 7   1  1    62       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RECOIL 5468                   4   0  0    39       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         3   1  0    39       SEA DOGS (501)
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             7   5  0    37       BLUE MOON (381)
-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)
 NORTHER 5466                  2   5  0    30       BLUE MOON (381)
 STRONG BAD 5140               2   1  0    26       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 ASP 5459                      6   1  0    25       SERPENTS HOLD (505)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LACEY GREENGILLS 4052         1   1  0    20       SKI-BUM 9 (371)
-GIMLINGUINI 5488              4   1  0    19       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
 VOODOO SKUNK 5521             1   0  1    17       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)
-COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 SALLY STRUMPET 4263           1   1  0    10       SKI-BUM 9 (371)
-STRICTER 5460                 2   2  0     9       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 FISHER KING 5480              1   4  1     8       BLUE MOON (381)
-TROGDOR 5142                  1   1  0     8       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 BLUE DEVIL 5519               1   1  0     4       BLUE MOON (381)
-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                      VOODOO SKUNK 5521     639  NONE
PINK NIGHTIE 5511       0  2 0 HOT STUFF 504        HIGH ELF              639  NONE
BUB BYE 5520            0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 505    STONE GOLEM           639  NONE
BOBBY 5522              0  1 0 SKI-BUM 9 371        BANDIT PRINCE         639  NONE
MAXINE 4050             0  2 0 SKI-BUM 9 371        BLACK ORC             639  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bilbo Bagginni -- Well, I had to mosterize you.  The way you were singing in your
bath was an offense to music lovers everywhere, not to mention the horrible way your
voice echoed in the bathhouse. -- Bisbee Blue

I find this whole "embezzling scribe" business ridiculous.  The fool is barely
literate. -- Bluestocking

The Osksi Noble is a golem?  Is this for real?  They really have golem nobles in
Osksi?  I mean, I'd believe it of the Andorians, but surely the Delarquans have more
sense? -- Norther

Lacey Greengills -- Wow!  I hate to say it, but you're too much woman for me. --
Fisher King

Maxine -- Well, I had to make sure you took me seriously, didn't I?  Before asking
you out to dinner? -- Blue Devil
P.S.  Damn, I've been found out!  The Commission has publicly branded me as
trustworthy!

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

PINK NIGHTIE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAXINE was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BUB BYE was savagely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOBBY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILBO BAGGINNI defeated BISBEE BLUE in a 1 minute master's Challenge match.
LACEY GREENGILLS was vanquished by NORTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SALLY STRUMPET was overpowered by BLUESTOCKING in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
RAT CATCHER was overpowered by LIP GLOSS in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
COAL BACKER lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
SHADY SHIPWRIGHT was vanquished by HOMESTAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STRONG BAD overpowered BLUE DEVIL in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
ASP savagely defeated FISHER KING in a 1 minute brutal match.
VOODOO SKUNK delivered the death blow upon EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  15 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  24 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 639 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LIP GLOSS 5416              8   1  1  130 HOT STUFF (504)
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 5449            8   1  2   92 SEA DOGS (501)
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 5508        11   3  0   88 MIDDLE ITALY (508)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOMESTAR 5143               7   1  1   62 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLUESTOCKING 5455           7   5  0   37 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is BISBEE BLUE 5404.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BUB BYE 5520.  The ten other most popular fighters were COAL BACKER 5444, 
VOODOO SKUNK 5521, BILBO BAGGINNI 5508, BISBEE BLUE 5404, LIP GLOSS 5416, STRONG BAD 
5140, NORTHER 5466, BLUESTOCKING 5455, HOMESTAR 5143, and ASP 5459.

The least popular fighter this week was FISHER KING 5480.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE DEVIL 5519, SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454, RAT CATCHER 5449, SALLY 
STRUMPET 4263, LACEY GREENGILLS 4052, PINK NIGHTIE 5511, BOBBY 5522, MAXINE 4050, ASP 
5459, and HOMESTAR 5143.