DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/02/2011    Duedate: 08/15/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-676

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BITTERMAN
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5544) [17-15-0,70]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BITTERMAN                      KATANA
BLUE MOON (381)                BATTEL BLADES (516)
(9-5544) [17-15-0,70]          (9-5570) [4-1-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTERMAN                      BARELY LEGAL
BLUE MOON (381)                IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
(9-5544) [17-15-0,70]          (9-5584) [4-1-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)      64
2. BATTEL BLADES (516)         14      SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
3. SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)       12      Unchartered Team
4. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)     4
5. BLUE MOON (381)              0      GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)     4   1  1 80.0   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 1
 2/ 1*IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)   4   1  0 80.0   2/ 0*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)    4  1 1
 3- 2 BREWERS (489)             30  13  0 69.8   3/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     4  2 0
 4- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           84  53  8 61.3   4- 1 HOT STUFF (504)           3  1 0
 5/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     31  29  2 51.7   5/ 5*BATTEL BLADES (516)       2  1 0
 6/ 5*BATTEL BLADES (516)        5   5  0 50.0   6- 3 BREWERS (489)             1  0 0
 7/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          751 890 24 45.8   7/ 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 history of the Guardian Knights goes back to earth when our fathers were
knights for the king of Kush, back in our home world.  As kids, the six of us would
go to the cave to see if we could find a little treasure that we could break into six
pieces, so we could become a brotherhood for the rest of our life.
     As teens, our fathers had plans for our lives:  At 12, we became apprentices to
nobles and knights to learn about loyalty, honor, and how to fight.  At 17, we
graduated as full nobles and knights.
     One day, the king told us that we could take a day to be with our family.  We
took our wives and kids to the cave and we advanced further than we had ever been
before.  We ended up getting lost.  We walked around for hours until we came to an
opening.  We left the cave, thinking we were home--only to find out we weren't!
     After the shock was over, we started to travel around from town to town and to
the kingdom of Lirith Kai, and did not appreciate how they treated outsiders, so we
came back to live here in Zukal.

                                          -- Mirlin, mgr. Guardian Knights

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 675): MABUSHI of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 677): LORIMERA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 585): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 671): SILVER GHOST of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 673): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 665): ZOMBIE of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 666): BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 663): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 659): PSIRENA of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 656): MANUTE BOL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 648): DECEMBRE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 607): 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 538): ERIK of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 523): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 505): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 500): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 461): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 455): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 447): TESLA SHARPE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 564): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 675): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 677): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 585): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 671): RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 673): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr>)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 665): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 666): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 663): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 659): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 656): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 648): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 607): 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 538): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 523): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 505): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 500): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 461): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 455): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 447): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 564): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 675): MABUSHI of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 671): SILVER GHOST of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 673): GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 665): DICKY of BOWDEANS (?, mgr.)
                (turn 664): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): 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 656): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                       (turn 655): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                                   CRAY DAIZY of THE SEWING CIRCLE (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  56 ROCANIS (turn 538): DOLGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 523): 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): 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 447): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  BLUE MOON now holds the crown and 
they are betting they can keep it.  Don't these new hotshots make you sick (or, if 
they fought you, hurt)?  GUARDIAN KNIGHTS, on their very first turn, went 4-1-1.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for CRANE KNIGHT, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after 
mashing EMBEZZLING SCRIBE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like 
a basher in the top ten was BLUE FUNK, who dropped 5 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with KATANA.  Our battling duelmaster MABUSHI has managed to hold 
the title, fending off BITTERMAN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
BLUE MOON.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at 
bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTERMAN 5544               17  15  0    70       BLUE MOON (381)

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)
-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)
-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)
 SERPENT 2 5549               14  10  1    60       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
-CECIL BB 5297                 7   2  0    60       BREWERS (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAMMO 5571                  10   6  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
-BILL HALL 5294                8   3  0    56       BREWERS (489)
 KATANA 5570                   4   1  0    48       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 BLUE STREAK 5574              7   7  0    42       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARELY LEGAL 5584             4   1  0    33       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597          2   2  0    24       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRANE KNIGHT 5526             1   0  1    21       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 BLUE FUNK 5589                4   6  2    20       BLUE MOON (381)
-6' SPIKES 5591                2   0  1    18       HOT STUFF (504)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                 1   1  0    16       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 FALCON KNIGHT 5527            1   0  0    15       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 OWL KNIGHT 5524               1   0  0    14       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 HAWK KNIGHT 5528              1   0  0    13       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
-CAVEMAN 5293                  0   1  0     7       BREWERS (489)
 EAGLE KNIGHT 5525             0   1  0     1       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      CRANE KNIGHT 5526     676  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, cheese louise!  Just us and the Snakes?  And the Snakes have all the lines, er,
wins.  Except the standbys, of course.  Oh, well. -- Jorja, mgr Blue Moon

Our congratulations to Mabushi. -- Jorja and Blue Moon

And we salute the tourney participants, even if we aren't sure what tourney they
participated in. -- Jorja and Blue Moon

Mabushi -- Damn straight I'm bitter!  You would be, too, in my shoes. -- Bitterman
P.S.  If snakes wear shoes.

Serpent 2 -- I'm glad you kept that short.  I really didn't want to be out there at
all.  So, I'm glad it was over quickly. -- Blue Funk

And three standbys defeated. -- Blammo, Blue Streak, and 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

MABUSHI devastated BITTERMAN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KATANA demolished BLUE FUNK in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BLAMMO savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory master vs. amateur duel.
BLUE STREAK was savagely defeated by SERPENT 2 in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
BARELY LEGAL viciously subdued MIDNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute brutal fight.
JED TARRAN DAPP devastated EAGLE KNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
OWL KNIGHT vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a crowd boring 4 minute uneven duel.
CRANE KNIGHT assassinated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FALCON KNIGHT overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
HAWK KNIGHT handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 676 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BITTERMAN 5544             17  15  0   70 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   SERPENT 2 5549             14  10  1   60 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                10   6  0   56 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5570                 4   1  0   48 BATTEL BLADES (516)
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 BARELY LEGAL 5584.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERPENT 2 5549, 
BLAMMO 5571, KATANA 5570, JED TARRAN DAPP 5597, MIDNIGHT 5568, BITTERMAN 5544, BLUE 
STREAK 5574, EAGLE KNIGHT 5525, CRANE KNIGHT 5526, and HAWK KNIGHT 5528.

The least popular fighter this week was OWL KNIGHT 5524.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FALCON KNIGHT 5527, BLUE FUNK 5589, HAWK KNIGHT 5528, CRANE KNIGHT 
5526, EAGLE KNIGHT 5525, BLUE STREAK 5574, BITTERMAN 5544, MIDNIGHT 5568, JED TARRAN 
DAPP 5597, and KATANA 5570.

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

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

               FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVII

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             

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission.