DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2010    Duedate: 10/25/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-655

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRONG BAD
HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5140) [10-1-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRONG BAD                     SERPENT 2
HOMESTAR & CO (474)            SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5140) [10-1-0,106]          (9-5549) [3-0-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    BITTERMAN
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5404) [24-25-0,102]         (9-5544) [8-3-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             31
2. HOMESTAR & CO (474)         16      HOMESTAR & CO (474)
3. BREWERS (489)                0      Unchartered Team
4. HOT STUFF (504)              0
5. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)       -3      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)       29   4  2 87.9   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          10  5 0
 2- 2 BREWERS (489)             26  11  0 70.3   2/ 2 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       6  0 0
 3/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)      8   5  2 61.5   3/ 4*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     5  2 1
 4- 4 HOT STUFF (504)           44  40  6 52.4   4- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           4  4 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          698 844 22 45.3   5/ 5 SPACEMARINES (512)        1 11 0
 6/ 6 SPACEMARINES (512)        44  59  7 42.7   6- 6 BREWERS (489)             0  1 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 654): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): RILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): EATEN ALIVE! Of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): 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 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  NORTHER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested VASQUEZ and was awarded 19 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, NORTHER put down VASQUEZ, 
causing her to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, HOMESTAR has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail STRONG BAD, Duelmaster of ZUKAL!  
Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole 
city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUKAL "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUKAL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRONG BAD 5140              10   1  0   106       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMESTAR 5143                15   1  1   141       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             24  25  0   102       BLUE MOON (381)
-DD 5295                       8   3  0    96       BREWERS (489)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHER 5466                 11  12  0    84       BLUE MOON (381)
-EL CABALLO 5296               7   4  0    76       BREWERS (489)
 FISHER KING 5480             10  11  1    73       BLUE MOON (381)
 VASQUEZ 5541                 13   9  2    69       SPACEMARINES (512)
 DRAKE 5542                   12  10  3    68       SPACEMARINES (512)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTERMAN 5544                8   3  0    64       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUESTOCKING 5455            14  14  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
-BILL HALL 5294                8   3  0    56       BREWERS (489)
-SHORT SKIRT 5510              4   0  0    50       HOT STUFF (504)
-SWEET CHEEKS 5545             4   1  1    48       HOT STUFF (504)
 TROGDOR 5142                  3   1  0    44       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 HUDSON 5543                   7  15  0    38       SPACEMARINES (512)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HICKS 5540                    7  15  0    36       SPACEMARINES (512)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGHT JEANS 5517              3   1  0    31       HOT STUFF (504)
 SERPENT 2 5549                3   0  1    30       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-CECIL BB 5297                 3   0  0    24       BREWERS (489)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MABUSHI 5548                  4   3  0    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

Homestar -- Ah, a title match for me.  I wasn't up for it. -- Bisbee Blue

Vasquez -- Just for that, I won't take you fishing with me tomorrow. -- Fisher King
P.S.  And I expect to see a heron, too.  You're missing a treat.

Tight Jeans -- Just about melted my socks off there!  Wow! -- Norther

Hudson -- Any thoughts on fishing?  I know a fisherman has to have patience, but it
shouldn't take you more than a month to make up your mind. -- Bitterman

Sweet Cheeks -- I hardly knew where to look! -- Bluestocking

Otto X -- Dominating or not, we'll be glad to see you at any time. -- Jorja and Blue
Moon

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

TROGDOR devastated MABUSHI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BISBEE BLUE vanquished DRAKE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
STRONG BAD demolished FISHER KING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight.
VASQUEZ was defeated by NORTHER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute veteran's fight.
BITTERMAN viciously subdued HUDSON in a popular 3 minute bloody duel.
HICKS was savagely defeated by BLUESTOCKING in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
SERPENT 2 vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        24 -  22 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  13 -  2      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 655 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        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                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STRONG BAD 5140            10   1  0  106 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
AIMED BLOW       VASQUEZ 5541               13   9  2   69 SPACEMARINES (512)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544              8   3  0   64 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 BITTERMAN 5544.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUESTOCKING 5455, 
STRONG BAD 5140, BISBEE BLUE 5404, NORTHER 5466, TROGDOR 5142, VASQUEZ 5541, HICKS 
5540, HUDSON 5543, SERPENT 2 5549, and MABUSHI 5548.

The least popular fighter this week was FISHER KING 5480.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DRAKE 5542, MABUSHI 5548, SERPENT 2 5549, HUDSON 5543, HICKS 
5540, VASQUEZ 5541, TROGDOR 5142, NORTHER 5466, BISBEE BLUE 5404, and STRONG BAD 
5140.