DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/15/2011    Duedate: 02/28/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-664

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHORT SKIRT
HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5510) [10-0-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHORT SKIRT                    POSITION IS EMPTY
HOT STUFF (504)                
(9-5510) [10-0-0,126]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HICKS                          VASQUEZ
SPACEMARINES (512)             SPACEMARINES (512)
(9-5540) [9-22-0,60]           (9-5541) [15-16-3,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOT STUFF (504)             61
2. SPACEMARINES (512)          19      HOT STUFF (504)
3. BLUE MOON (381)              2      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)      -11
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HOT STUFF (504)           63  47  7 57.3   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          10  4 0
 2/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     19  15  2 55.9   2/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           5  3 0
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          724 858 22 45.8   3/ 4 SPACEMARINES (512)        5  7 0
 4/ 4 SPACEMARINES (512)        52  87  8 37.4   4/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     2  4 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

                + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Blue Moon ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "It's indecent!" Fisher King roared, snatching the socks out of Bitterman's
hands.  "Disrespectful--it's THEFT, dammit!"
     "Get real, Fisher, she's DEAD.  Why should it be wrong to wear her socks?"
Bitterman looked at the dark blue stockings dangling from his teammate's hand.
"They're WARM socks, and I really need them.  Surely Bluestocking wouldn't grude them
to me."
     "You didn't ASK her--"
     "Of course not.  She's dead."
     "She probably wouldn't have minded," Norther cut in, trying to cool the
argument.  "She was a generous woman."  He paused and smiled a little.  "Very
generous, really...."
     Blue Streak, newest member of the team, reached over and plucked one of the
stockings out of Fisher King's hand.  He rubbed it between his fingers and peered at
it closely.  "It'd fade onto you," he noted.  "No mordant--"
     "We could tap the Deserter," Blammo suggested, snickering at his own pun.
     Ignoring him, Streak went on, "So it'd make more sense for ME to borrow them.
I'm accustomed to 'blue streaks', you see.  They'd just make you... bitter."
     Blammo snickered again.  "He's got you there!"
     "Maybe so," Fisher said, "but nobody's got these socks."  He snatched back the
one Streak had taken and stalked out.
     "What's the deal with that?" Streak asked.  "He's being unreasonable about those
socks."
     "Yeah, well, he was fond of Bluestocking, I guess," Norther said, shrugging.  "I
think he still hopes her death was over-stated, that she was invalided out of the
arena without totally dying.  And the socks are iconic for him."
     "Weird," Blue Streak muttered.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 561): MAGICAL SHORTCUT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 627): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 647): DEE S. TROYER of DEVILS ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): PETER DAVISON of THE DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 561): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): IL MALVAGIO (Action, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           SAZERAC of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           TAMRA KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                      (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZUKAL since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with SWEET CHEEKS?  She 
actually beat SERPENTS HOLD 2's SERPENT 2, and walked away with 16 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at SERPENTS HOLD 2.  SERPENT 2 lost 8 points to SWEET 
CHEEKS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SERPENT 2 will provide more easy 
wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged BLUE MOON's NORTHER?  That sort of 
initiative is how she got where she is now.  NORTHER was reminded on the sands why 
SHORT SKIRT is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on? 
I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  ZUKAL 
thinks SPACEMARINES and their 52-87-8 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at HOT STUFF ain't reelin'!  
SPACEMARINES' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
NORTHER!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  SILK GARTER of 
HOT STUFF knows how to pick 'em.  She challenged BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON who is up by 
23.  Now was this a wise move?  SILK GARTER perhaps got hers just desserts, seeing as 
she defeated BITTERMAN and ended up with 55 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You 
young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT SKIRT 5510             10   0  0   126       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHER KING 5480             17  13  1   107       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORTHER 5466                 16  16  0    87       BLUE MOON (381)
 DRAKE 5542                   16  15  3    85       SPACEMARINES (512)
 MABUSHI 5548                 10   6  0    73       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
 SWEET CHEEKS 5545             8   2  1    73       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERPENT 2 5549                8   4  1    65       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
 VASQUEZ 5541                 15  16  3    64       SPACEMARINES (512)
 HICKS 5540                    9  22  0    60       SPACEMARINES (512)
 TIGHT JEANS 5517              7   3  0    58       HOT STUFF (504)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILK GARTER 5536              4   6  1    55       HOT STUFF (504)
 HUDSON 5543                   7  24  0    45       SPACEMARINES (512)
 BITTERMAN 5544               12   8  0    44       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-G-STRING 5560                 3   1  0    29       HOT STUFF (504)
 BLAMMO 5571                   4   0  0    28       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE STREAK 5574              2   0  0    19       BLUE MOON (381)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Short Skirt -- I tried to, ah, blow you away, so to speak, but for some reason I
becamse distracted.  Can't think how that happened.... -- Norther, peering upward

Serpent 2 -- Fishbait. -- Fisher King

Tight Jeans -- Oh, my!  I thought your circulation was being impaired and tried to
cut them off you. -- Bitterman

Sallidean the Black, Deserter from Mordant -- Why parade that fact?  There's no one
here that loves Mordant, but no one loves a deserter, either. -- Blammo

Why should I feel any sympathy for a beggar?  And he doesn't even have the sense to
know when to cut his losses and go elsewhere.  It's Darwinian to kill him. -- Blue
Streak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHORT SKIRT devastated NORTHER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
SWEET CHEEKS won victory over SERPENT 2 in a action packed 6 minute Challenge battle.
TIGHT JEANS luckily beat VASQUEZ in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge duel.
SILK GARTER bested BITTERMAN in a popular 2 minute Challenge fight.
FISHER KING demolished MABUSHI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DRAKE won victory over VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody fight.
HUDSON was savagely defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
HICKS vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BLUE STREAK vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLAMMO vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  22 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 664 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         5  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHORT SKIRT 5510           10   0  0  126 HOT STUFF (504)
LUNGING ATTACK   FISHER KING 5480           17  13  1  107 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      SWEET CHEEKS 5545           8   2  1   73 HOT STUFF (504)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544             12   8  0   44 BLUE MOON (381)
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 
VASQUEZ 5541.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERPENT 2 5549, BITTERMAN 
5544, SILK GARTER 5536, DRAKE 5542, HICKS 5540, SHORT SKIRT 5510, TIGHT JEANS 5517, 
BLUE STREAK 5574, BLAMMO 5571, and FISHER KING 5480.

The least popular fighter this week was MABUSHI 5548.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SWEET CHEEKS 5545, NORTHER 5466, HUDSON 5543, FISHER KING 5480, BLAMMO 
5571, BLUE STREAK 5574, TIGHT JEANS 5517, SHORT SKIRT 5510, HICKS 5540, and DRAKE 
5542.