DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/28/2010    Duedate: 10/11/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-654

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOMESTAR
HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5143) [15-1-1,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOMESTAR                       MABUSHI
HOMESTAR & CO (474)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5143) [15-1-1,141]          (9-5548) [4-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    BITTERMAN
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5404) [23-25-0,94]          (9-5544) [7-3-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)       21
2. HOMESTAR & CO (474)         20      HOMESTAR & CO (474)
3. HOT STUFF (504)             14      Unchartered Team
4. SPACEMARINES (512)          12
5. BREWERS (489)                0      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 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       27   4  2 87.1   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 2- 2 BREWERS (489)             26  11  0 70.3   2/ 2 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       6  0 0
 3/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)      7   4  2 63.6   3/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           6  4 0
 4/ 4 HOT STUFF (504)           44  40  6 52.4   4/ 4*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     5  2 2
 5/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          694 843 22 45.2   5/ 6 SPACEMARINES (512)        3  9 0
 6/ 5 SPACEMARINES (512)        44  55  7 44.4   6- 5 BREWERS (489)             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 653): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 541): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 643): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 637): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 587): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 516): BACK of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 440): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 426): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 542): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 653): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 541): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 643): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 637): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 587): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 440): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 542): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
              (turn 640): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                  (turn 477): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh, hello!  Greetings, one and everyone!  Welcome to me!  Homestar!  Runner!
Homestar Runner.  Um, what else?  I pretty much run the show around here.  I date the
only girl, I have the only propeller cap, and can run and jump and kick the highest
fastest and like nobody's business!  If I had to pick one word to describe myself, it
would probably be -- fluffy-puff marshmallows.  Or Homestar.  They both fit!
     In closing, I look good in red.  Check it out.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ZUKAL will ever be the same.  And let's see, SWEET CHEEKS fought BLUESTOCKING 
and gained 18 points and contributed to HOT STUFF's 2-2-0.  FISHER KING has lost to 
VASQUEZ, falling 12 points, while helping make BLUE MOON a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts 
to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and HOMESTAR remains ZUKAL's top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Blue Boar Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUKAL and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMESTAR 5143                15   1  1   141       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRONG BAD 5140               9   1  0   102       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-DD 5295                       8   3  0    96       BREWERS (489)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             23  25  0    94       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VASQUEZ 5541                 13   8  2    84       SPACEMARINES (512)
-EL CABALLO 5296               7   4  0    76       BREWERS (489)
 FISHER KING 5480             10  10  1    74       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAKE 5542                   12   9  3    73       SPACEMARINES (512)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHER 5466                 10  12  0    65       BLUE MOON (381)
 BITTERMAN 5544                7   3  0    62       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILL HALL 5294                8   3  0    56       BREWERS (489)
 BLUESTOCKING 5455            13  14  0    53       BLUE MOON (381)
 SHORT SKIRT 5510              4   0  0    50       HOT STUFF (504)
 SWEET CHEEKS 5545             4   1  1    48       HOT STUFF (504)
 HICKS 5540                    7  14  0    35       SPACEMARINES (512)
 HUDSON 5543                   7  14  0    35       SPACEMARINES (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MABUSHI 5548                  4   2  0    33       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-TROGDOR 5142                  2   1  0    32       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 TIGHT JEANS 5517              3   1  0    31       HOT STUFF (504)
-CECIL BB 5297                 3   0  0    24       BREWERS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERPENT 2 5549                2   0  1    23       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
 SILK GARTER 5536              2   3  0    19       HOT STUFF (504)
-COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-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

All -- Just wanted to let you know that we'll be returning your arena to you after
one more turn.  My tourney hopefuls have been more or less dominating this place
while setting up for their next contests.  Homestar will be fighting Champions and
Strong Bad will be an Adept.  I'd like to thank everyone for not killing them while
they prepare.  If they survive one more round then the drinks are on me at the Soggy
Bottom tavern! -- Otto X, manager of Homestar & Co.

El Caballo -- We really need to get more people in this arena, so we don't have to
fight you every time. -- Bisbee Blue

Silk Garter -- Well... I suppose that would hold my stockings up, if they needed it.
Seems a little, um, frivolous, though. -- Bluestocking

Vasquez -- It's the pits, isn't it?  You look at the Infirmary food and get to
thinking you've made a career error, and you're STUCK with it.  Not a job you can
just walk away from.  Real bummer there. -- Fisher King

Strong Bad -- Yeah.  But it's better than losing to a Weak Bad, that would be
embarrassing. -- Norther

Sweet Cheeks -- Entirely!  What are you doing tonight? -- Bitterman

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /

information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HOMESTAR devastated BISBEE BLUE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
STRONG BAD vanquished DRAKE in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
VASQUEZ defeated FISHER KING in a 1 minute duel.
NORTHER devastated TIGHT JEANS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
HICKS was overpowered by SHORT SKIRT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HUDSON was devastated by BITTERMAN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal one-sided duel.
BLUESTOCKING was unbelievably bested by SWEET CHEEKS in a 2 minute competition.
SILK GARTER was overpowered by MABUSHI in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SERPENT 2 vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        25 -  22 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  14 -  2      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 654 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      HOMESTAR 5143              15   1  1  141 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   STRONG BAD 5140             9   1  0  102 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
AIMED BLOW       VASQUEZ 5541               13   8  2   84 SPACEMARINES (512)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544              7   3  0   62 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      SWEET CHEEKS 5545           4   1  1   48 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 BITTERMAN 5544.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUESTOCKING 5455, 
STRONG BAD 5140, HOMESTAR 5143, NORTHER 5466, VASQUEZ 5541, SHORT SKIRT 5510, SWEET 
CHEEKS 5545, MABUSHI 5548, SERPENT 2 5549, and FISHER KING 5480.

The least popular fighter this week was SILK GARTER 5536.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HICKS 5540, TIGHT JEANS 5517, DRAKE 5542, BISBEE BLUE 5404, 
HUDSON 5543, FISHER KING 5480, SERPENT 2 5549, MABUSHI 5548, SWEET CHEEKS 5545, and 
SHORT SKIRT 5510.