DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/11/2010    Duedate: 05/24/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-644

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAT CATCHER
SEA DOGS (501)
(9-5449) [11-3-2,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAT CATCHER                    SPONGE BOBBETT
SEA DOGS (501)                 STREET WALKERS (511)
(9-5449) [11-3-2,110]          (9-5533) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    FISHER KING
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5404) [21-17-0,80]          (9-5480) [5-5-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (501)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STREET WALKERS (511)        65
2. SEA DOGS (501)              41      SEA DOGS (501)
3. MIDDLE ITALY (508)           8      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              5
5. HOMESTAR & CO (474)          0      STREET WALKERS (511)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       15   4  2 78.9   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)            8  2 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (501)           111  51  6 68.5   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 1
 3/ 0*STREET WALKERS (511)       3   2  1 60.0   3/ 0*STREET WALKERS (511)      3  2 1
 4/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           31  30  5 50.8   4/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           3  3 0
 5/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          670 817 22 45.1   5/ 5 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        2  1 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE ITALY (508)        21  33  0 38.9   6- 4 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       1  0 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 643): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 521): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 633): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 634): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 631): SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 468): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 430): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 416): TOVER DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 532): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 643): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 521): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 633): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 634): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 631): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 430): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 416): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 532): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                                  JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at BLUE MOON left the arena dejected, after being kicked out 
of the top spot by SEA DOGS.  Good show!  Practice pays for BLUEJACKET, who pummelled 
BLUESTOCKING, to pocket 22 points.  LIP GLOSS certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to RAT CATCHER and losing 10 points in the process!  Can you 
believe it?  EIGHTH MATE apparently has better things to do as ZUKAL's Duelmaster 
than show up and fight!  In ZUKAL, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find 
ourselves a new Duelmaster, RAT CATCHER.  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in HOT STUFF are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of SEA DOGS, so did that sorry team shy 
from HOT STUFF If challenges were horses, BILBO BAGGINNI could open up a fast food 
joint!  As a confidence booster, BILBO BAGGINNI challenged BISBEE BLUE, down 21 
points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, BILBO BAGGINNI?  BILBO 
BAGGINNI subdued BISBEE BLUE.  The whole thing leaves a bitter memory.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  HIGH ELF in the Dark 
Arena wasn't enough for SPONGE BOBBETT of STREET WALKERS.  Maybe that certain serving 
girl(?) at The Blue Boar Inn will be!  More than one waitress at The Blue Boar Inn 
was spilling more drinks than usual last week, as BLUE DEVIL's early demise became 
known.  What will BLUE MOON do???  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself 
must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can anything compare to the pleasure 
of writing Spyreports for ZUKAL?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir 

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAT CATCHER 5449             11   3  2   110       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EIGHTH MATE 5437             14   2  0   110       SEA DOGS (501)
 BILBO BAGGINNI 5508          14   5  0   108       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
-HOMESTAR 5143                10   1  1   101       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIP GLOSS 5416               10   3  1    87       HOT STUFF (504)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             21  17  0    80       BLUE MOON (381)
 COAL BACKER 5444              9  12  1    80       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454         6   1  0    63       SEA DOGS (501)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHER 5466                  5   7  0    52       BLUE MOON (381)
 FISHER KING 5480              5   5  1    50       BLUE MOON (381)

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                  
 BLUESTOCKING 5455             8   9  0    33       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUEJACKET 5464               2   0  0    33       SEA DOGS (501)
 SPONGE BOBBETT 5533           1   0  1    33       STREET WALKERS (511)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GIMLINGUINI 5488              4   1  0    19       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
 MISTY MEANER 5530             1   0  0    13       STREET WALKERS (511)
-SHORT SKIRT 5510              1   0  0    13       HOT STUFF (504)
-SAUROGNOCCHI 5485             1   0  0    13       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
-GANDALFO 5483                 1   0  0    11       MIDDLE ITALY (508)
-COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 GAME OVARIES 5532             1   0  0    10       STREET WALKERS (511)
-TIGHT JEANS 5517              1   0  0     9       HOT STUFF (504)
-TROGDOR 5142                  1   1  0     8       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 EYE SHADOW 5523               1   1  0     4       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?
BLUE DEVIL 5519         4  3 1 BLUE MOON 381        DANGEROUS CRIMIN      644  NONE
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           SPONGE BOBBETT 5533   644  NONE
901 5531                0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 511   SHEWISH GIANT         644  NONE
BANANARAMA 5529         0  1 0 STREET WALKERS 511   BLACK ORC             644  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bilbo Bagginni -- Can I have that with tomatoes and basil on it? -- Bisbee Blue

Who needs the Userous Merchant when I can bring on a cold snap and late frost? --
Norther

This Ambitious Guard is not much good, is he? -- Fisher King

     No.  And training up good guards isn't easy, either.  Fortunately we have the
     arena to weed out those who are too lacking in substance. -- Del'Borasan,
     trainer of Guards

Shady Shipwright -- What's the use of shade in weather like this?  Trees don't keep
off that much rain, not before they have full summer foliage, and they draw the
lightning. -- Bluestocking, taking part in an axious Tornado Watch

Seems like Fisher was right about the Cult Member.  He has nothing going for him. --
Blue Devil
P.S.  Including his life.  Let's see if his cult can resurrect him!

     This is an affront.  There was no need for such extreme actions.  We will deal
     with you on this matter. -- Gorendeis, Cult Master

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPONGE BOBBETT unbelievably slew HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
901 was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
BANANARAMA was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BILBO BAGGINNI vanquished BISBEE BLUE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RAT CATCHER overpowered LIP GLOSS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
COAL BACKER was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gory expert's brawl.
SHADY SHIPWRIGHT bested NORTHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
FISHER KING overcame THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
BLUESTOCKING was vanquished by BLUEJACKET in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
BLUE DEVIL was slain by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute duel.
EYE SHADOW was luckily beaten by MISTY MEANER in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
GAME OVARIES beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  24 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 644 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RAT CATCHER 5449           11   3  2  110 SEA DOGS (501)
AIMED BLOW       BILBO BAGGINNI 5508        14   5  0  108 MIDDLE ITALY (508)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIP GLOSS 5416             10   3  1   87 HOT STUFF (504)
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 FISHER KING 5480.  The ten other most popular fighters were EYE SHADOW 5523, 
SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454, RAT CATCHER 5449, COAL BACKER 5444, BLUEJACKET 5464, MISTY 
MEANER 5530, BILBO BAGGINNI 5508, GAME OVARIES 5532, SPONGE BOBBETT 5533, and NORTHER 
5466.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE DEVIL 5519.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIP GLOSS 5416, BISBEE BLUE 5404, BANANARAMA 5529, 901 5531, 
BLUESTOCKING 5455, NORTHER 5466, SPONGE BOBBETT 5533, GAME OVARIES 5532, BILBO 
BAGGINNI 5508, and MISTY MEANER 5530.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLACID INTENSITY 3352 (127-62-2)       2  3  0         STATE OF MIND        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEMONIC FURY 4557 (72-25-2)            0  5  0         STATE OF MIND        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIP GLOSS 5416 (10-1-1)                4  3  0         HOT STUFF            

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EIGHTH MATE 5437 (13-2-0)             13  3  0         SEA DOGS             
RAT CATCHER 5449 (9-3-2)               7  3  0         SEA DOGS             

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALISONG 5463 (2-0-0)                  5  2  0  DEAD   SERPENTS HOLD        
SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454 (4-1-0)          2  3  0         SEA DOGS             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLUEJACKET 5464 (1-0-0)                4  3  1         SEA DOGS             
RECOIL 5468 (4-0-0)                    3  3  1         SERPENTS HOLD        
GLONYC 5429 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PRIVATE 5516 (0-0-0)                   4  3  0         REIGN                
SHORT SKIRT 5510 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         HOT STUFF            
VICIOUS 5345 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         RAGE OF ANGELS       
PASTIES 5534 (0-0-0)                   1  1  0  DEAD   HOT STUFF            
GAME OVARIES 5532 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
MISTY MEANER 5530 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         STREET WALKERS       
CAPTAIN 5514 (0-0-0)                   0  1  0  DEAD   REIGN                

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INCISOR 5185 (46-41-1)                 0  3  0         FANGS                

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HEMPEN JIG 5388 (25-20-1)              0  3  0         SEA DOGS             

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TIGHT JEANS 5517 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         HOT STUFF