DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/16/2011    Duedate: 08/29/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-677

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

G-STRING
HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5560) [9-1-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHORT SKIRT                    KATANA
HOT STUFF (504)                BATTEL BLADES (516)
(9-5510) [17-0-0,190]          (9-5570) [5-1-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTERMAN                      JED TARRAN DAPP
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5544) [17-16-0,70]          (9-5597) [2-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOT STUFF (504)             37
2. ASSASSINS GUILD (520)       29      HOT STUFF (504)
3. BATTEL BLADES (516)         25      Unchartered Team
4. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)    16
5. GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)       0      IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)   5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 2- 1*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)     4   1  1 80.0   2/ 4 HOT STUFF (504)           5  0 0
 3/ 4 HOT STUFF (504)           89  53  8 62.7   3- 3 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     4  0 0
 4/ 6*BATTEL BLADES (516)        7   5  0 58.3   4- 2*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)    4  1 1
 5- 5 SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)     31  29  2 51.7   5/ 5*BATTEL BLADES (516)       3  1 0
 6/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          752 894 24 45.7   6/ 7*IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  2  0 0
 7/ 0*ASSASSINS GUILD (520)      2   3  1 40.0   7/ 0*ASSASSINS GUILD (520)     2  3 1

    '*'   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 676): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 678): LORIMERA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 587): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 672): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 674): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 666): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 667): 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 664): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 660): ROGER THE BRAVE of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 657): MANUTE BOL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 649): DECEMBRE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 608): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 539): ERIK of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 524): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 506): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 501): 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 462): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 456): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 448): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 565): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 676): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 678): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 587): MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 672): SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 674): EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 666): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 667): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 664): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 660): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 657): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 649): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 608): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 539): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 524): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A=-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 506): BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 501): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 462): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 456): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 448): DOMINION (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 565): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 675): MABUSHI of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 678): LORIMERA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 586): POLYJUICE TWINS of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, 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.)
 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 664): HYDROPONICUS of BLUNT FORCE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 657): MANUTE BOL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
                       (turn 656): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 539): ERIK of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                (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  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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You know, Mabushi, that's just the pits.  Okay, if you're determined to win,
fine, win, see if I care.  But defeat someone else!  I shouldn't have had to take
this title with a loss.  It's undignified, you know?
     Oh, and the secret admirer bit?  It isn't you.  I'm a popular guy, and I don't
need to woo golems.

                                    Bitterman

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BARELY LEGAL win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BARELY LEGAL 
beat BLUE STREAK and BLUE STREAK lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as G-STRING 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?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
GUARDIAN KNIGHTS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY.  Ha ha 
ha ha!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G-STRING 5560                 9   1  0   105       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT SKIRT 5510             17   0  0   190       HOT STUFF (504)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILK GARTER 5536              9   8  1    86       HOT STUFF (504)
 TIGHT BLOUSE 5425             8   2  1    85       HOT STUFF (504)
 BITTERMAN 5544               17  16  0    70       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATANA 5570                   5   1  0    64       BATTEL BLADES (516)
-SERPENT 2 5549               14  10  1    60       SERPENTS HOLD 2 (513)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARELY LEGAL 5584             5   1  0    49       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 BLAMMO 5571                  10   7  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE STREAK 5574              7   8  0    29       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE FUNK 5589                5   6  2    26       BLUE MOON (381)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                 2   1  0    25       BATTEL BLADES (516)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 6' SPIKES 5591                3   0  1    21       HOT STUFF (504)
-CRANE KNIGHT 5526             1   0  1    21       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597          2   3  0    18       BLUE MOON (381)
-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)
 IAN MOORE 5601                1   0  0    13       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)
 BRADLY GORE 5598              1   0  1    12       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)
 JEAN-LUC 5599                 0   1  0     2       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)
-EAGLE KNIGHT 5525             0   1  0     1       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 LEVIATHAN 5602                0   1  0     1       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)
 FINLY (THE SCOTT) 5600        0   1  0     1       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      BRADLY GORE 5598      677  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants, even if it feels like we've already done this. --
Jorja and the Blue Moon

Katana -- Damn.  I meet an exotic, skilled woman, and she just... DEMOLISHES me.
Damn. -- Blue Funk

Captured Orc -- Ugh, an orc.  As an elf, I am, of course, totally grossed out by
orcs.  Natural enemies and all that.  So... BLAMMO!

Serpent 2 -- SNAKES!  I hate snakes.  I can't STAND snakes. -- Blue Streak, running
like a

Eagle Knight -- What's with the individual names?  Do you guard birds, protect them
from the forces of extinction and all, or are they your totems, or what?  Seriously,
I'd like to know. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

Blammo -- Okay, listen, I lost.  Fine, it's what I do.  But you didn't have to be
SAVAGE about it.  You had the edge from the beginning.  I would've surrendered.  I
can read the footprints on the wall, you know. -- Geroge Zoar, Free Orc

Owl Knight and Falcon Knight -- We note the ease with which you defeated certain of
our members.  This is, I suppose, as it should be.  If anyone thought our Beggars
were dangerous fighters, we'd have a much harder time prying a copper or two out of
them.  But, just so you know, we would appreciate not having any of them killed.
Embezzling Scribes, fine, kill 'em.  They give us all a bad name.  But let the
beggars live. -- Padrian, Speaker for the Beggars' Guild

Crane Knight -- Easy for Padrian to talk!  He's always been against me.  Silly fool.
He isn't willing to WORK for a living, you know, won't take any risks.  I take risks,
if that's what the situation calls for.  I'm a hard-working professional man, I am!
And then you go and kill me, just because I lost a bet and had to do a fight in the
arena.  I call that grossly unfair. -- Honest Patiaro, Public Scribe

Hawk Knight -- I will remember. -- Sallidean the Black, formerly of Mordant

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARELY LEGAL devastated BLUE STREAK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BITTERMAN was vanquished by G-STRING in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
SHORT SKIRT demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIGHT BLOUSE devastated ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
SILK GARTER demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute mismatched competition.
KATANA devastated BLAMMO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JED TARRAN DAPP was overcome by MIDNIGHT in a action packed 6 minute fight.
BLUE FUNK vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
6' SPIKES viciously subdued JEAN-LUC in a action packed 3 minute beginner's fight.
BRADLY GORE slew PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute beginner's match.
FINLY (THE SCOTT) was overpowered by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IAN MOORE demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LEVIATHAN was bested by MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        19 -   9 -  1      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  3      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 677 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   G-STRING 5560               9   1  0  105 HOT STUFF (504)
AIMED BLOW       SHORT SKIRT 5510           17   0  0  190 HOT STUFF (504)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SILK GARTER 5536            9   8  1   86 HOT STUFF (504)
STRIKING ATTACK  TIGHT BLOUSE 5425           8   2  1   85 HOT STUFF (504)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                10   7  0   43 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 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.  The ten other most popular fighters were 6' SPIKES 5591, 
SILK GARTER 5536, JEAN-LUC 5599, BRADLY GORE 5598, BARELY LEGAL 5584, G-STRING 5560, 
TIGHT BLOUSE 5425, SHORT SKIRT 5510, KATANA 5570, and MIDNIGHT 5568.

The least popular fighter this week was FINLY (THE SCOTT) 5600.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLAMMO 5571, BITTERMAN 5544, BLUE STREAK 5574, LEVIATHAN 5602, 
IAN MOORE 5601, BLUE FUNK 5589, MIDNIGHT 5568, KATANA 5570, SHORT SKIRT 5510, and 
TIGHT BLOUSE 5425.