DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2010    Duedate: 01/03/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-660

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FISHER KING
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5480) [14-12-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FISHER KING                    WICKED
BLUE MOON (381)                RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
(9-5480) [14-12-1,112]         (9-5343) [7-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HICKS                          MABUSHI
SPACEMARINES (512)             SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5540) [7-20-0,41]           (9-5548) [7-5-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOT STUFF (504)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOT STUFF (504)             25
2. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)       25      SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             10      Unchartered Team
4. RAGE OF ANGELS (495)         2
5. THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)        0      RAGE OF ANGELS (495)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      11   2  0 84.6   1/ 2 HOT STUFF (504)          11  2 1
 2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     15   8  2 65.2   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           6  6 0
 3/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           55  42  7 56.7   3/ 4*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      3  0 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          712 852 22 45.5   4/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     3  3 0
 5- 5 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     48  63  2 43.2   5/ 5 SPACEMARINES (512)        2 10 1
 6/ 6 SPACEMARINES (512)        46  77  8 37.4   6- 6 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     1  0 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 659): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 659): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 657): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZUKAL.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  BLUE MOON?  Who?  HOT 
STUFF is the top team these days, buddies!  Practice pays for FISHER KING, who 
pummelled VASQUEZ, to pocket 15 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 11 points to SHORT SKIRT.  (Discrete enough, 
NORTHER?) Can you believe it?  FREE WHEEL apparently has better things to do as 
ZUKAL's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  Now I can't insult FISHER KING, as he has 
gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on 
too thick) Word has it one team in ZUKAL is using psychics to predict wins.  They 
lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are ZUKAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in SERPENTS HOLD 2 are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need 
to avoid 'em.  Like a pup with its tail between its legs, HOT STUFF scurried away 
from SERPENTS HOLD 2.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
HICKS is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't SPACEMARINES proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see BLUE MOON 
retaliate against SPACEMARINES in bloodfeud!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he 
will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything compare to the 
pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZUKAL?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHER KING 5480             14  12  1   112       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PREDATOR 2701                10   9  1   119       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-FREE WHEEL 2912              11   5  1   100       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT SKIRT 5510              7   0  0    90       HOT STUFF (504)
 VASQUEZ 5541                 15  12  3    89       SPACEMARINES (512)
 SERPENT 2 5549                7   1  1    77       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-SURADNA 4368                  8   2  0    74       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 NORTHER 5466                 14  14  0    70       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTERMAN 5544               11   5  0    60       BLUE MOON (381)
 SWEET CHEEKS 5545             6   1  1    57       HOT STUFF (504)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADYHAWKE 4289                7   7  0    55       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 DRAKE 5542                   12  15  3    54       SPACEMARINES (512)
 WICKED 5343                   7   0  0    53       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 G-STRING 5560                 3   0  0    43       HOT STUFF (504)
-MADNESS 5346                  3   2  0    42       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 HICKS 5540                    7  20  0    41       SPACEMARINES (512)
 HUDSON 5543                   7  20  0    41       SPACEMARINES (512)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIGHT JEANS 5517              5   2  0    41       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MABUSHI 5548                  7   5  0    33       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
 SILK GARTER 5536              3   4  1    32       HOT STUFF (504)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VICIOUS 5345                  1   0  0    20       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLUESTOCKING 5455      16 16 0 BLUE MOON 381        VASQUEZ 5541          659  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Free Wheel -- Ah, free.  That always gets the eye, though it seldom turns out to be
so free in practice. -- Norther

Serpent 2 -- Ah, nothing personal, but... you remind me so much of a worm, and when
I'm getting ready to go fishing, well... bait, you know? -- Fisher King

Vasquez -- Heck. -- Ghost of Bluestocking

Short Skirt -- In THIS weather?  You'll freeze your ahem.  I had to cut that fight
short to get you back inside. -- Bitterman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHORT SKIRT devastated NORTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
G-STRING viciously subdued HICKS in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
VASQUEZ was demolished by FISHER KING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SERPENT 2 overpowered ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DRAKE was bested by BITTERMAN in a 2 minute brawl.
WICKED viciously subdued TIGHT JEANS in a unpopular 17 minute brutal fight.
SWEET CHEEKS devastated HUDSON in a dull 9 minute one-sided competition.
SILK GARTER was vanquished by MABUSHI in a action packed 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        4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -   6 -  1      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        25 -  24 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  14 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 660 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     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FISHER KING 5480           14  12  1  112 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       SHORT SKIRT 5510            7   0  0   90 HOT STUFF (504)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544             11   5  0   60 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      SWEET CHEEKS 5545           6   1  1   57 HOT STUFF (504)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HICKS 5540.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MABUSHI 5548.  The ten other most popular fighters were G-STRING 5560, FISHER KING 
5480, BITTERMAN 5544, SERPENT 2 5549, SHORT SKIRT 5510, DRAKE 5542, HICKS 5540, 
VASQUEZ 5541, NORTHER 5466, and SILK GARTER 5536.

The least popular fighter this week was HUDSON 5543.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SWEET CHEEKS 5545, TIGHT JEANS 5517, WICKED 5343, SILK GARTER 5536, 
NORTHER 5466, VASQUEZ 5541, HICKS 5540, DRAKE 5542, SHORT SKIRT 5510, and SERPENT 2 
5549.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes