DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/17/2010    Duedate: 08/30/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOMESTAR
HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5143) [12-1-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOMESTAR                       MABUSHI
HOMESTAR & CO (474)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5143) [12-1-1,116]          (9-5548) [2-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    STRONG BAD
BLUE MOON (381)                HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5404) [22-23-0,89]          (9-5140) [6-1-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOMESTAR & CO (474)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOT STUFF (504)             27
2. BLUE MOON (381)             24      HOMESTAR & CO (474)
3. HOMESTAR & CO (474)         19      Unchartered Team
4. SPACEMARINES (512)          12
5. BREWERS (489)                9      SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       21   4  2 84.0   1/ 4 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       6  0 0
 2/ 3 BREWERS (489)             24   9  0 72.7   2/ 2 BREWERS (489)             6  3 0
 3- 4 SEA DOGS (501)           125  55  6 69.4   3/ 5 HOT STUFF (504)           5  4 1
 4/ 5 HOT STUFF (504)           38  36  6 51.4   4/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 5/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)      2   2  0 50.0   5- 1 SEA DOGS (501)            4  1 0
 6/ 6 SPACEMARINES (512)        41  46  7 47.1   6/ 7 SPACEMARINES (512)        2 10 0
 7/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          687 835 22 45.1   7/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     1  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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): 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 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, 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 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, 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.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 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  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, SEA DOGS, since HOMESTAR & 
CO took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now keep the taverns 
open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for SEA DOGS, whose 0-0-0 this turn 
dropped them by 4 into 5th.  Ha!  HOMESTAR & CO turned their 2-0-0 turn into a 1st 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Tsk, tsk, VASQUEZ beat BILL HALL and BILL HALL lost 12 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  Looks like ZUKAL has some guts at least, HOMESTAR the Duelmaster 
was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  DD challenged ZUKAL's Duelmaster for a shot 
at the throne.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZUKAL may be getting bland, as 
HOMESTAR stays top dog in the city.  The Blue Boar Inn, humph!  I've tasted better 
ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  BLUE MOON was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was BREWERS.  Ha ha ha ha!  I guess I can give a 
little credit to EL CABALLO of BREWERS for challenging up by 21 to BLUESTOCKING.  EL 
CABALLO won to get 58 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ZUKAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMESTAR 5143                12   1  1   116       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHADY SHIPWRIGHT 5454        11   1  0   113       SEA DOGS (501)
 DD 5295                       8   2  0    97       BREWERS (489)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             22  23  0    89       BLUE MOON (381)
 STRONG BAD 5140               6   1  0    86       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHER KING 5480              9   8  1    81       BLUE MOON (381)
 DRAKE 5542                   11   7  3    71       SPACEMARINES (512)
-COAL BACKER 5444             12  14  1    70       SEA DOGS (501)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VASQUEZ 5541                 11   7  2    64       SPACEMARINES (512)
 NORTHER 5466                  9  10  0    59       BLUE MOON (381)
 EL CABALLO 5296               6   3  0    58       BREWERS (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUESTOCKING 5455            12  12  0    48       BLUE MOON (381)
 BILL HALL 5294                7   3  0    42       BREWERS (489)
 BITTERMAN 5544                4   3  0    41       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILK GARTER 5536              2   1  0    33       HOT STUFF (504)
 HICKS 5540                    7  11  0    32       SPACEMARINES (512)
 HUDSON 5543                   7  11  0    32       SPACEMARINES (512)
-TROGDOR 5142                  2   1  0    32       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 SWEET CHEEKS 5545             3   0  1    28       HOT STUFF (504)
 MABUSHI 5548                  2   1  0    26       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-CECIL BB 5297                 3   0  0    24       BREWERS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORT SKIRT 5510              1   0  0    13       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?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      SWEET CHEEKS 5545     651  NONE
EYE SHADOW 5523         2  5 0 HOT STUFF 504        WURM KIN              651  NONE
SERPENT 4 5551          0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 513  SPYMASTER             651  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Strong Bad -- We did notice that. -- Norther

El Caballo -- A "caballo," perhaps, but I doubt you'll prove to be a "caballero."
Different set of guidelines entirely. -- Bluestocking

DD -- I almost expected you to be female Hot Stuff.  But that would have been too
intimidating. -- Fisher King

Did you know that the darned Venomous Concubine is a part-time assassin?  Outrageous!
-- Bisbee Blue

Eye Shadow -- Well... I don't use it, you know. -- Bitterman

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

EYE SHADOW was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SERPENT 4 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DD was overcome by HOMESTAR in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
EL CABALLO overpowered BLUESTOCKING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SILK GARTER devastated HICKS in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BISBEE BLUE was subdued by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute master's competition.
FISHER KING viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody fight.
DRAKE was savagely defeated by STRONG BAD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
BILL HALL was handily defeated by VASQUEZ in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NORTHER vanquished MABUSHI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HUDSON was vanquished by BITTERMAN in a popular 3 minute one-sided duel.
SWEET CHEEKS executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 3 minute one-sided melee.

                                    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         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  11 -  1      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  1      33  |

Turn 651 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     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HOMESTAR 5143              12   1  1  116 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
SLASHING ATTACK  DD 5295                     8   2  0   97 BREWERS (489)
LUNGING ATTACK   STRONG BAD 5140             6   1  0   86 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
AIMED BLOW       DRAKE 5542                 11   7  3   71 SPACEMARINES (512)
WALL OF STEEL    EL CABALLO 5296             6   3  0   58 BREWERS (489)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544              4   3  0   41 BLUE MOON (381)
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 STRONG BAD 5140.  The ten other most popular fighters were BITTERMAN 5544, 
BISBEE BLUE 5404, FISHER KING 5480, SILK GARTER 5536, HOMESTAR 5143, EL CABALLO 5296, 
VASQUEZ 5541, NORTHER 5466, EYE SHADOW 5523, and DD 5295.

The least popular fighter this week was SWEET CHEEKS 5545.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MABUSHI 5548, DRAKE 5542, BLUESTOCKING 5455, SERPENT 4 5551, 
HUDSON 5543, BILL HALL 5294, HICKS 5540, DD 5295, EYE SHADOW 5523, and NORTHER 5466.