DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/09/2010    Duedate: 11/22/2010

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-657

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BISBEE BLUE
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5404) [26-25-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BISBEE BLUE                    SERPENT 2
BLUE MOON (381)                SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5404) [26-25-0,112]         (9-5549) [5-0-1,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISBEE BLUE                    SERPENT 2
BLUE MOON (381)                SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5404) [26-25-0,112]         (9-5549) [5-0-1,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             33
2. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)        7      BLUE MOON (381)
3. HOMESTAR & CO (474)          0      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)        0
5. SPACEMARINES (512)          -8      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)          12  3 0
 2/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     12   5  2 70.6   2/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     5  1 0
 3/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          706 846 22 45.5   3- 3 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       2  0 0
 4- 5 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     47  63  2 42.7   4- 5 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     1  0 0
 5/ 6 SPACEMARINES (512)        44  67  7 39.6   5/ 6 SPACEMARINES (512)        0 12 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 656): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 547): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): MAIRIE MCANGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 547): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 646): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 301): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 282): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 481): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 545): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 653): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 647): MINI ME of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 644): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Vasquez, what can I say?  A bunch of good men and women haven't made it
back from the tourney.  Which isn't to say they're dead, some of are probably just,
ah, sleeping off the party, so to speak.  But with so many inactive in the upper
ranks, there was no one else for me to fight, mismatch though it was.  The only thing
that really confuses me is that you didn't learn anything.  What the heck?  I was
demonstrating lots of good stuff.

                                    Bisbee Blue,
                            From the Lavender Pit to you

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see FISHER KING win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BITTERMAN 
beat DRAKE and DRAKE lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, ZUKAL may be getting bland, as BISBEE BLUE 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?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in ZUKAL to get a drink than The Blue Boar Inn! 
Any suggestions?  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                  
 BISBEE BLUE 5404             26  25  0   112       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOMESTAR 5143                15   1  1   141       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-PREDATOR 2701                10   9  1   119       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-STRONG BAD 5140              10   1  0   106       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 NORTHER 5466                 13  12  0    99       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHER KING 5480             11  12  1    84       BLUE MOON (381)
-FREE WHEEL 2912              10   5  1    78       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 BITTERMAN 5544               10   3  0    75       BLUE MOON (381)
-SURADNA 4368                  8   2  0    74       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VASQUEZ 5541                 13  11  2    65       SPACEMARINES (512)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUESTOCKING 5455            15  15  0    62       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERPENT 2 5549                5   0  1    56       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-LADYHAWKE 4289                7   7  0    55       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 DRAKE 5542                   12  12  3    52       SPACEMARINES (512)
-TROGDOR 5142                  3   1  0    44       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 HICKS 5540                    7  17  0    39       SPACEMARINES (512)
 HUDSON 5543                   7  17  0    38       SPACEMARINES (512)
 MABUSHI 5548                  6   3  0    36       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kerby Ironfoot, Khalhums Dwarf -- No way!  You can beat me till I'm black and blue,
well, you DID, and I still won't reveal the location of the Secret Fishing Hole!
Some things are darned near sacred. -- Fisher King

Kerby Ironfoot, Khalhums Dwarf -- Stop annoying my teammate. -- Norther
P.S.  Besides, why would you want to know where the Fishing Hole is?  Dwarves don't
fish!

We do, too, fish! -- Kerby Ironfoot, Khalhums Dwarf

Hicks -- Well, I suppose a golem can't be expected to recognize good sense when
offered, and the gods know we do appreciate the wins. -- Bitterman
P.S.  Are you guys training skills at all?

Serpent 2 -- How awful!  Except... how DOES one neuter a snake? -- Bluestocking

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BISBEE BLUE devastated VASQUEZ in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
NORTHER vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
FISHER KING demolished ROVING DEMON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
BLUESTOCKING devastated HUDSON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BITTERMAN demolished DRAKE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SERPENT 2 slimly won victory over HICKS in a 2 minute amateur vs. veteran upset fight.
MABUSHI devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    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                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW        22 -  24 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  13 -  2      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 657 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   BISBEE BLUE 5404           26  25  0  112 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       NORTHER 5466               13  12  0   99 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544             10   3  0   75 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERPENT 2 5549              5   0  1   56 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
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 SERPENT 2 5549.  The ten other most popular fighters were FISHER KING 5480, 
BISBEE BLUE 5404, NORTHER 5466, BLUESTOCKING 5455, BITTERMAN 5544, HICKS 5540, 
MABUSHI 5548, VASQUEZ 5541, HUDSON 5543, and DRAKE 5542.

The least popular fighter this week was DRAKE 5542.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HUDSON 5543, VASQUEZ 5541, MABUSHI 5548, HICKS 5540, BITTERMAN 5544, 
BLUESTOCKING 5455, NORTHER 5466, BISBEE BLUE 5404, FISHER KING 5480, and SERPENT 2 
5549.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BISBEE BLUE (9-5404) BLUE MOON (381)

                        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!