DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2011    Duedate: 03/28/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-666

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FISHER KING
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5480) [18-14-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FISHER KING                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5480) [18-14-1,98]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HICKS                          FISHER KING
SPACEMARINES (512)             BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5540) [9-24-0,51]           (9-5480) [18-14-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             34
2. SPACEMARINES (512)          21      BREWERS (489)
3. BREWERS (489)                4      Unchartered Team
4. HOT STUFF (504)              0
5. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)      -18      ROADKILL B (284)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BREWERS (489)             26  12  0 68.4   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          10  5 0
 2- 1 HOT STUFF (504)           66  48  7 57.9   2- 2 HOT STUFF (504)           7  1 0
 3/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     20  20  2 50.0   3/ 3 SPACEMARINES (512)        5  7 0
 4/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          731 861 22 45.9   4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     1  7 0
 5/ 4 SPACEMARINES (512)        55  92  8 37.4   5/ 0 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

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

     "Graduated!"  Fisher King looked at his teammate Norther indignantly.  "How can
you be graduated?  Why not ME?"
     Norther shrugged.  "Maybe the people on the Isle need more aimed blows than
lungers?"
     "Hard to imagine them needing either kind," Blammo said.  "I hear the place is
overrun with lungers and aimers already."  He looked at Norther.  "You going?"
     "I can't stay on fighting here once they send the notice," Norther said.  I
wouldn't be allowed into the arena."
     "True, but who wants to be allowed into the arena?" Bitterman asked.  "You've
put in your time there.  Now you can do anything you want!  Well, nearly anything.
But you don't have to go to the Isle."
     "A point," Norther agreed, nodding.  "I might look into some business
opportunities here... or elsewhere.  The graduation bonus isn't huge, but it's more
money than I've had all at once before.  Better to invest it than just let it dribble
away...."  He stared blankly at the wall of the guildhouse's main room.  Then focused
on it, got up and walked closer.
     Over the years, the members of the Blue Moon guild had gotten into the habit of
pasting bits of paper on the walls to cover cracks and leaks.  The sheet he was
looking at had started life as a map, probably.  Possibly of the coast of the Storm
Sea from the Urt Delta south and then east.  It was torn and blotched and not in good
condition, but....
     Norther put his finger on the map.  "I think I'll go there," he said.
"Somewhere there.  Blackstone on the coast, Shadowspire inland, Telorinthe father
inland.  I'd like to see those places.  Now I can."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 665): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 667): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 565): SAM ADAMS of MMMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 661): POT OF GOLD of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 655): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 653): CARNAGE of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 649): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 646): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 638): HAMMERHEAD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 597): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): GET of BACK (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 513): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 495): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 490): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 451): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 445): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 554): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 665): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 667): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 565): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 661): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 655): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 653): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): AVENGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 649): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 646): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 638): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 597): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 513): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 495): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 490): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 445): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 438): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 554): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 665): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 564): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                (turn 655): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, 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 528): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUKAL brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DRAKE win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DRAKE 
beat MABUSHI and MABUSHI lost 19 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, 
and inability to defend the throne, SHORT SKIRT has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  
Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
FISHER KING takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  The Blue Boar Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they 
get this stuff?  From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the ZUKAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHER KING 5480             18  14  1    98       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORT SKIRT 5510             11   0  0   139       HOT STUFF (504)
-DD 5295                       8   3  0    96       BREWERS (489)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAKE 5542                   17  16  3    89       SPACEMARINES (512)
-EL CABALLO 5296               7   4  0    76       BREWERS (489)
 VASQUEZ 5541                 16  17  3    69       SPACEMARINES (512)
-SWEET CHEEKS 5545             8   3  1    69       HOT STUFF (504)
-TIGHT JEANS 5517              8   3  0    69       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTERMAN 5544               13   9  0    65       BLUE MOON (381)
 MABUSHI 5548                 11   7  0    65       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-SILK GARTER 5536              5   6  1    63       HOT STUFF (504)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILL HALL 5294                8   3  0    56       BREWERS (489)
 BLAMMO 5571                   6   0  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
 HICKS 5540                    9  24  0    51       SPACEMARINES (512)
 HUDSON 5543                   8  25  0    49       SPACEMARINES (512)
 SERPENT 2 5549                8   6  1    43       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-G-STRING 5560                 3   1  0    29       HOT STUFF (504)
 CECIL BB 5297                 3   1  0    28       BREWERS (489)
 BLUE STREAK 5574              3   1  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
BYE 5588                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 513  SPYMASTER             666  NONE
SEE YA 5586             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 2 513  DARK CHAMPION         666  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Short Skirt -- You intice me, but I'm uneasy about dating a woman who's taller than I
am.  And then there are my teammates, a rude lot; it would be unreasonable and
unchivalric of me to expose you to their... notice. -- Fisher King

Hicks -- I was wondering, discussing with my teammates, you know, whether your naming
is valid.  Can a golem be a hick?  Can a golem be CREATED to be a hick? -- Norther

Vasquez -- I did not like it when you "bested" me.  "Defeated in battle," okay, I can
go with that, not that I have a choice.  But "bested," no.  I was the best man in
that fight. -- Bitterman
P.S.  If for no other reason, because you're a woman.

A Captured Orc?  Cool!  I've got a serious "thing" about orcs.  I hate 'em. -- Blammo

I'm not too fond of Embezzling Scribes, either. -- Blue Streak

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEE YA was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
NORTHER subdued VASQUEZ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's fight.
FISHER KING devastated ROVING DEMON in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DRAKE devastated MABUSHI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SERPENT 2 was devastated by BITTERMAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HICKS was overcome by BLAMMO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HUDSON slimly won victory over CECIL BB in a 6 minute gruesome uneven duel.
BLUE STREAK was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 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         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    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 666 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FISHER KING 5480           18  14  1   98 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       DRAKE 5542                 17  16  3   89 SPACEMARINES (512)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544             13   9  0   65 BLUE MOON (381)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                 6   0  0   56 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 
FISHER KING 5480.  The ten other most popular fighters were CECIL BB 5297, SEE YA 
5586, BITTERMAN 5544, BLAMMO 5571, VASQUEZ 5541, DRAKE 5542, HICKS 5540, BLUE STREAK 
5574, BYE 5588, and MABUSHI 5548.

The least popular fighter this week was HUDSON 5543.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERPENT 2 5549, MABUSHI 5548, BYE 5588, BLUE STREAK 5574, HICKS 5540, 
DRAKE 5542, VASQUEZ 5541, BLAMMO 5571, BITTERMAN 5544, and SEE YA 5586.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FISHER KING (9-5480) BLUE MOON (381)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

NORTHER (9-5466) BLUE MOON (381)