DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2011    Duedate: 08/01/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-675

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MABUSHI
SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
(9-5548) [15-12-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MABUSHI                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)          
(9-5548) [15-12-0,95]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTERMAN                      BLAMMO
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5544) [17-14-0,74]          (9-5571) [9-6-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             21
2. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)       15      SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
3. BREWERS (489)                0      Unchartered Team
4. HOT STUFF (504)              0
5. BATTEL BLADES (516)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)   3   1  0 75.0   1- 1 HOT STUFF (504)           8  1 0
 2- 2 BREWERS (489)             30  13  0 69.8   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 1
 3- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           84  53  8 61.3   3- 3 BREWERS (489)             2  0 0
 4/ 5 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     29  29  2 50.0   4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     2  4 0
 5- 4*BATTEL BLADES (516)        4   4  0 50.0   5- 5*BATTEL BLADES (516)       1  0 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          749 887 24 45.8   6- 6*IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  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

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 583): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 664): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 606): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): ELISHAR of GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 460): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 563): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 583): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 664): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 606): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 460): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 563): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 581): BALANCE OF EARTH of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 664): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): COCO NUTS of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
                          CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS. POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZUKAL a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as HOT STUFF is pushed out of top team by BLUE MOON, who came from 2nd 
with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, JED TARRAN DAPP fought PERSISTENT BEGGAR and 
gained 15 points and contributed to BLUE MOON's 3-2-0.  BITTERMAN has lost to 
MABUSHI, falling 8 points, while helping make BLUE MOON a 3-2-0 turn.  Due to hers 
absence and inability to defend the throne, SHORT SKIRT has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on MABUSHI this turn as it ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  ZUKAL has a new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Blue Boar Inn until they win.  
Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ZUKAL has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? 
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUKAL and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MABUSHI 5548                 15  12  0    95       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORT SKIRT 5510             16   0  0   185       HOT STUFF (504)
-G-STRING 5560                 8   1  0   101       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DD 5295                       8   3  0    96       BREWERS (489)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGHT BLOUSE 5425             7   2  1    76       HOT STUFF (504)
-EL CABALLO 5296               7   4  0    76       BREWERS (489)
 BITTERMAN 5544               17  14  0    74       BLUE MOON (381)
-SILK GARTER 5536              8   8  1    70       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGHT JEANS 5517              8   4  0    66       HOT STUFF (504)
-CECIL BB 5297                 7   2  0    60       BREWERS (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERPENT 2 5549               13  10  1    56       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-BILL HALL 5294                8   3  0    56       BREWERS (489)
 BLAMMO 5571                   9   6  0    53       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE STREAK 5574              7   6  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)
-KATANA 5570                   3   1  0    41       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARELY LEGAL 5584             3   1  0    29       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 BLUE FUNK 5589                4   5  2    25       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-6' SPIKES 5591                2   0  1    18       HOT STUFF (504)
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597          1   2  0    17       BLUE MOON (381)
-MIDNIGHT 5568                 1   0  0     9       BATTEL BLADES (516)
-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?
BLUE GOOSE 5590         1  3 0 BLUE MOON 381        6' SPIKES 5591        671  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Silk Garter -- Look, I'm not really sentimental, okay?  I just cut the darned garter.
-- Bitterman
P.S.  Though I did like the way the stockings slid down your legs.  For someone so
short, you do have long legs....

Cecil BB -- I can't believe the stewards are still using the same old phrases!  Of
course I was "bested" by four beers.  Am I complaining? -- Blammo

Katana -- Some other time, eh?  And maybe... some other time in more privacy, without
all that steel around? -- Blue Streak

Cult Members!  I hate 'em. -- Blue Funk

Did anybody get the number of that freight wagon that hit me? -- Jed Tarran Dapp

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BITTERMAN was devastated by MABUSHI in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SERPENT 2 vanquished BLUE FUNK in a 1 minute uneven battle.
BLAMMO savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. amateur fight.
BLUE STREAK overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JED TARRAN DAPP devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 675 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MABUSHI 5548               15  12  0   95 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544             17  14  0   74 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERPENT 2 5549             13  10  1   56 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                 9   6  0   53 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BITTERMAN 5544.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLAMMO 5571.  The ten other most popular fighters were JED TARRAN DAPP 5597, 
MABUSHI 5548, SERPENT 2 5549, BLUE STREAK 5574, BITTERMAN 5544, BLUE FUNK 5589,  0,  
0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE FUNK 5589.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BITTERMAN 5544, BLUE STREAK 5574, SERPENT 2 5549, MABUSHI 5548, JED 
TARRAN DAPP 5597, BLAMMO 5571,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MABUSHI (9-5548) SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY LI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BILBO BAGGINNI 5508 (34-15-0)          0  3  0         MIDDLE ITALY         

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STRONG BAD 5140 (10-1-0)               2  3  0         HOMESTAR & CO        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SPANK ME FLOYD 5008 (0-0-0)            0  3  0         PET SHOP FLOYD       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VICIOUS 5345 (1-0-0)                   6  3  0         RAGE OF ANGELS       
KATANA 5570 (3-1-0)                    5  3  0         BATTEL BLADES        
BARELY LEGAL 5584 (3-1-0)              3  3  1         IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY   
MIDNIGHT 5568 (1-0-0)                  3  3  0         BATTEL BLADES        
TUNNELING GERBIL 5005 (0-0-0)          0  2  0  DEAD   PET SHOP FLOYD       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALCIBIADES 5594 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         KRYPTEIA