DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/03/2010    Duedate: 08/16/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-650

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOMESTAR
HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5143) [11-1-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOMESTAR                       MABUSHI
HOMESTAR & CO (474)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5143) [11-1-1,108]          (9-5548) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    VASQUEZ
BLUE MOON (381)                SPACEMARINES (512)
(9-5404) [22-22-0,88]          (9-5541) [10-7-2,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BREWERS (489)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOMESTAR & CO (474)         24
2. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)       11      HOMESTAR & CO (474)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             10      Unchartered Team
4. SPACEMARINES (512)           7
5. BREWERS (489)                5      SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)      2   0  0  100   1- 1 SEA DOGS (501)            7  2 0
 2/ 2 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       19   4  2 82.6   2/ 3 BREWERS (489)             5  1 0
 3/ 3 BREWERS (489)             23   7  0 76.7   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 4- 4 SEA DOGS (501)           125  55  6 69.4   4/ 5 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       4  0 0
 5/ 5 HOT STUFF (504)           36  35  5 50.7   5/ 6 HOT STUFF (504)           3  3 0
 6/ 6 SPACEMARINES (512)        40  43  7 48.2   6/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     2  0 0
 7/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          684 833 22 45.1   7/ 4 SPACEMARINES (512)        2 11 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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUKAL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, SEA DOGS, since BREWERS 
took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see STRONG BAD win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, STRONG BAD beat NORTHER and NORTHER lost 16 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, SHADY SHIPWRIGHT has lost the 
Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, 
in with the new, as HOMESTAR takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ZUKAL?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  BLUE 
MOON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BREWERS.  Ha ha ha ha!  
BLUESTOCKING was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMESTAR 5143                11   1  1   108       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454        11   1  0   113       SEA DOGS (501)
 DD 5295                       8   1  0    98       BREWERS (489)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             22  22  0    88       BLUE MOON (381)
 DRAKE 5542                   11   6  3    75       SPACEMARINES (512)
 STRONG BAD 5140               5   1  0    75       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-COAL BACKER 5444             12  14  1    70       SEA DOGS (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHER KING 5480              8   8  1    70       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUESTOCKING 5455            12  11  0    57       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHER 5466                  8  10  0    55       BLUE MOON (381)
 BILL HALL 5294                7   2  0    54       BREWERS (489)
 VASQUEZ 5541                 10   7  2    48       SPACEMARINES (512)
 EL CABALLO 5296               5   3  0    36       BREWERS (489)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HICKS 5540                    7  10  0    33       SPACEMARINES (512)
-TROGDOR 5142                  2   1  0    32       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 HUDSON 5543                   7  10  0    31       SPACEMARINES (512)
 MABUSHI 5548                  2   0  0    29       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
 BITTERMAN 5544                3   3  0    24       BLUE MOON (381)
-CECIL BB 5297                 3   0  0    24       BREWERS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET CHEEKS 5545             2   0  0    21       HOT STUFF (504)
 SILK GARTER 5536              1   1  0    14       HOT STUFF (504)
-SHORT SKIRT 5510              1   0  0    13       HOT STUFF (504)
 EYE SHADOW 5523               2   4  0    10       HOT STUFF (504)
-COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-TIGHT JEANS 5517              1   0  0     9       HOT STUFF (504)
-CAVEMAN 5293                  0   1  0     7       BREWERS (489)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shady Shipwright -- Okay, not my time of year, but if we're both still here come
winter, I'll freeze your widgets off! -- Norther

Eighth Mate -- I guess I just can't count that high. -- Fisher King
P.S.  At least, I surely can't today.  Maybe it's the heat.

DD -- I guess with a name like that, you feel defensive and try harder or something?
Good fight for you, but you embarrassed the heck out of me. -- Bisbee Blue

Strong Bad -- Definitely. -- Bluestocking

Silk Garter -- Oooh, la la!  When you flashed that for me, it was all over. --
Bitterman

Our congratulations to Eighth Mate and Rat Catcher. -- Jorja and Blue Moon

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRONG BAD devastated NORTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
EL CABALLO was vanquished by BLUESTOCKING in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
HOMESTAR vanquished DRAKE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
DD overpowered FISHER KING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BISBEE BLUE was viciously subdued by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute expert's brawl.
VASQUEZ narrowly defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute master vs. novice brawl.
BILL HALL vanquished HUDSON in a 2 minute uneven duel.
HICKS was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute duel.
EYE SHADOW was overpowered by BITTERMAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SILK GARTER was handily defeated by MABUSHI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SWEET CHEEKS subdued OSKSI NOBLE in a unpopular 4 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 650 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HOMESTAR 5143              11   1  1  108 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
SLASHING ATTACK  DD 5295                     8   1  0   98 BREWERS (489)
AIMED BLOW       DRAKE 5542                 11   6  3   75 SPACEMARINES (512)
LUNGING ATTACK   STRONG BAD 5140             5   1  0   75 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
WALL OF STEEL    EL CABALLO 5296             5   3  0   36 BREWERS (489)
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 VASQUEZ 5541.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUESTOCKING 5455, 
BILL HALL 5294, MABUSHI 5548, HOMESTAR 5143, DD 5295, BISBEE BLUE 5404, HICKS 5540, 
BITTERMAN 5544, STRONG BAD 5140, and NORTHER 5466.

The least popular fighter this week was SWEET CHEEKS 5545.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SILK GARTER 5536, EYE SHADOW 5523, HUDSON 5543, FISHER KING 
5480, DRAKE 5542, EL CABALLO 5296, NORTHER 5466, STRONG BAD 5140, BITTERMAN 5544, and 
HICKS 5540.

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

EIGHTH MATE (9-5437) SEA DOGS (501)
RAT CATCHER (9-5449) SEA DOGS (501)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!