DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/16/2010    Duedate: 03/29/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-640

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIP GLOSS
HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5416) [9-1-1,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIP GLOSS                      HOMESTAR
HOT STUFF (504)                HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5416) [9-1-1,143]           (9-5143) [8-1-1,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    BILBO BAGGINNI
BLUE MOON (381)                MIDDLE ITALY (508)
(9-5404) [20-14-0,74]          (9-5508) [12-3-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOMESTAR & CO (474)         24
2. MIDDLE ITALY (508)          12      SEA DOGS (501)
3. HOT STUFF (504)             11      Unchartered Team
4. SKI-BUM 9 (371)              0
5. SERPENTS HOLD (505)          0      HOMESTAR & CO (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HOMESTAR & CO (474)       13   4  2 76.5   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)           102  48  6 68.0   2/ 5*HOMESTAR & CO (474)       4  0 0
 3- 3*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       15   9  0 62.5   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            4  6 0
 4/ 4 HOT STUFF (504)           27  27  5 50.0   4- 4*SKI-BUM 9 (371)           3  7 1
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          659 808 21 44.9   5/ 6 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        2  1 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        19  31  0 38.0   6/ 7 HOT STUFF (504)           2  2 0
 7- 7*SKI-BUM 9 (371)            3   7  1 30.0   7- 3*SERPENTS HOLD (505)       1  3 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 639): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 641): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 513): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 635): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 637): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 629): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 630): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 317): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 626): JAILYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 623): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 620): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 612): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 575): 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 502): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 489): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 469): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 466 BOBIKA VHETT of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): HESTI TYL VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 419): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 412): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 528): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 639): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 641): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 513): HARRY POTTER AND THE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 635): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 637): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 629): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 630): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 317): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 627): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 615): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnesson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 623): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 620): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 612): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 575): 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 502): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 489): THE BROTHERHOOD (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 469): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 466): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): NUMB-ERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 419): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 412): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 528): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 513): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 627): JULIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 612): MANDOLIN WIND of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
               (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 489): 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  It was a tough week for SERPENTS HOLD, to drop 
4 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 2-0-0 outing, HOMESTAR & CO has 
advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for BLUE DEVIL, who flew 
up 14 points in the rankings after mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was NORTHER, who dropped 
11 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with STRONG BAD.  Going for 
the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was SEA DOGS' RAT CATCHER, who 
was turned away from the Duelmastership by LIP GLOSS.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that SEA DOGS was most avoided 
team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of SEA DOGS' warriors, I'm not 
surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause 
HOMESTAR & CO beats feet every time SEA DOGS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well 
dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, BISBEE BLUE would be president.  Although 
it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY had 
better have a good reason for challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won. 
I thought BILBO BAGGINNI showed great skill and promise when he subdued BISBEE BLUE.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  There's got to be more reason for the sending of BIKINI to 
the Dark Arena than hers record (3-2-0).  Anybody got any ideas HOT STUFF?  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.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIP GLOSS 5416                9   1  1   143       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILBO BAGGINNI 5508          12   3  0   100       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
-EIGHTH MATE 5437             13   2  0    98       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449              8   2  2    86       SEA DOGS (501)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             20  14  0    74       BLUE MOON (381)
 HOMESTAR 5143                 8   1  1    74       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COAL BACKER 5444              7  10  1    65       SEA DOGS (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         4   1  0    49       SEA DOGS (501)
-RECOIL 5468                   4   0  0    39       SERPENTS HOLD (505)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRONG BAD 5140               3   1  0    38       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALISONG 5463                 2   0  0    32       SERPENTS HOLD (505)
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             7   6  0    29       BLUE MOON (381)
-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)
 NORTHER 5466                  2   6  0    19       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE DEVIL 5519               2   1  0    18       BLUE MOON (381)
-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   5  1     9       BLUE MOON (381)
-TROGDOR 5142                  1   1  0     8       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-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?
BIKINI 5453             3  2 0 HOT STUFF 504        STONE GOLEM           640  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lip Gloss -- That went about how I expected it would. -- Rat Catcher

Homestar & Co -- Welcome back! -- One Armed Bandit, mgr of the Sea Dogs

Bilbo Bagginni -- I still think you should be singing, maybe even while you work? --
Bisbee Blue

Lacey Greengills -- Freeze those gills! -- Norther
P.S.  They're moldy.

Sally Strumpet -- I expect a red-head to be rash, but do you really go skiing--in the
SNOW--dressed like that?  You should have the largest chillblains in creation. --
Bluestocking

Strong Bad -- You are, most definitely.  But, ah, why aren't you a dwarf?  Or knowing
the Commission's idiocy, a Shew? -- Blue Devil

Asp -- Don't look at me!  I'm no cleopatra. -- Fisher King

Rat Catcher -- Ah, but there are plenty of rats around the arena, too!  Always good
to have a specialist on hand. -- Jorja

It seems a shame we won't get a chance to see the Pink Nightie, but that's the way it
goes. -- the male members of Blue Moon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIKINI was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILBO BAGGINNI devastated BISBEE BLUE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
HOMESTAR subdued COAL BACKER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
STRONG BAD vanquished NORTHER in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
LIP GLOSS overpowered RAT CATCHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
SHADY SHIPWRIGHT vanquished BLUESTOCKING in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
FISHER KING was overpowered by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLUE DEVIL defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  16 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  24 -  2      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 640 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-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LIP GLOSS 5416              9   1  1  143 HOT STUFF (504)
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 5508        12   3  0  100 MIDDLE ITALY (508)
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 5449            8   2  2   86 SEA DOGS (501)
PARRY-LUNGE      HOMESTAR 5143               8   1  1   74 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   STRONG BAD 5140             3   1  0   38 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
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 BIKINI 5453.  The ten other most popular fighters were BILBO BAGGINNI 5508, 
LIP GLOSS 5416, BLUE DEVIL 5519, HOMESTAR 5143, STRONG BAD 5140, SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 
5454, BISBEE BLUE 5404, COAL BACKER 5444, RAT CATCHER 5449, and NORTHER 5466.

The least popular fighter this week was FISHER KING 5480.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUESTOCKING 5455, NORTHER 5466, RAT CATCHER 5449, COAL BACKER 
5444, BISBEE BLUE 5404, SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454, STRONG BAD 5140, HOMESTAR 5143, BLUE 
DEVIL 5519, and LIP GLOSS 5416.