DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/25/2011    Duedate: 11/07/2011

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-682

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHORT SKIRT
HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5510) [18-0-0,202]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHORT SKIRT                    OGRE BATTLE
HOT STUFF (504)                QUEEN (522)
(9-5510) [18-0-0,202]          (9-5608) [4-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTERMAN                      BLUE FUNK
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5544) [20-18-0,95]          (9-5589) [10-6-2,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ASSASSINS GUILD (520)       26
2. GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)      18      HOT STUFF (504)
3. QUEEN (522)                  4      Unchartered Team
4. HOT STUFF (504)              3
5. BLUE MOON (381)             -9      QUEEN (522)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*QUEEN (522)                6   2  0 75.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          11  4 0
 2/ 2 HOT STUFF (504)           95  54  8 63.8   2/ 2*QUEEN (522)               4  2 0
 3/ 3*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)     8   6  2 57.1   3/ 4*ASSASSINS GUILD (520)     4  5 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          770 901 24 46.1   4/ 5*GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)    3  2 1
 5/ 5*ASSASSINS GUILD (520)      7   9  1 43.8   5/ 3 HOT STUFF (504)           2  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 681): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 683): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 597): SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 677): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 679): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 671): CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 672): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 669): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 665): PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 662): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 654): FROZEN IMAGE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 613): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 544): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 529): CHIQUITA CHIWAWA of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 511): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 506): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): PANAMA OATS of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 467): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 461): BUBBA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 453): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 570): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 681): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 683): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 597): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 677): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 679): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 671): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 672): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 669): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 336): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 665): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 662): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 654): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 613): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 544): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 529): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 511): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 506): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 461): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 453): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 570): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 669): INCONEL INDENTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ah, yes, Alourisienelle, part time Concubine, part time Assassin, also known as
the Venomous Concubine.  Not a woman I'd want to spend the night with, but she makes
an interesting fight.  All those curves... she seems to be going at LEAST three
different directions at once.

                                    Bitterman

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUKAL, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  GUARDIAN KNIGHTS had cause to celebrate, after EAGLE 
KNIGHT got 10 points by beating BODY LANGUAGE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of 
which, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL was winsome, after beating BLUE STREAK and seeing him lose 
16 points.  Now I can't insult SHORT SKIRT, as she has gloriously dueled to the top.  
Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team 
in ZUKAL is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     And how sociable are ZUKAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  If challenges were 
horses, OGRE BATTLE could open up a fast food joint!  OGRE BATTLE found himself 
challenged by a warrior 25 below:  JEAN-LUC.  JEAN-LUC of ASSASSINS GUILD kept his 
wits as he was subdued by OGRE BATTLE.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZUKAL is the highlight of my life.  As the seasons 
change, and the creatures of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave 
this place.  ZUKAL, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at 
The Blue Boar Inn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT SKIRT 5510             18   0  0   202       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-G-STRING 5560                10   1  0   114       HOT STUFF (504)
 TIGHT BLOUSE 5425            10   2  1    98       HOT STUFF (504)
 BITTERMAN 5544               20  18  0    95       BLUE MOON (381)
-SILK GARTER 5536             10   8  1    91       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FUNK 5589               10   6  2    60       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAMMO 5571                  13   9  0    51       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             11   9  0    45       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OGRE BATTLE 5608              4   0  0    31       QUEEN (522)
-LEVIATHAN 5602                2   1  0    29       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)
 FINLY (THE SCOTT) 5600        1   3  0    28       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)
-BRADLY GORE 5598              2   1  1    26       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597          5   5  0    24       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRANE KNIGHT 5526             2   1  1    23       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
-IAN MOORE 5601                2   1  0    21       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)
 OWL KNIGHT 5524               2   0  0    17       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 6' SPIKES 5591                4   1  1    14       HOT STUFF (504)
 HAWK KNIGHT 5528              2   1  0    12       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 EAGLE KNIGHT 5525             1   2  1    12       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 FALCON KNIGHT 5527            1   2  0     5       GUARDIAN KNIGHTS (510)
 JEAN-LUC 5599                 0   3  0     3       ASSASSINS GUILD (520)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BODY LANGUAGE 5607      2  2 0 QUEEN 522            EAGLE KNIGHT 5525     682   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jed Tarran Dapp -- I think you're maybe a good fighter, I just had a run of bad luck
right now and I would like to step in the ring with you again. -- Eagle Knight

Bradly Gore -- I will see how your guys do in the arena. -- Crane Knight

Bradly Gore -- Okay, so long as you're not Andorian, I don't mind at all you being an
assassin.  After all, as gladiators we train to kill, too, so getting paid for it...
almost sounds like good sense. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

Bradly Gore -- Are you sure you want that off-hand weapon?  Not that I mind the win,
but it might help you to go with just the one. -- Blue Funk

Leviathan -- Ugly big sucker, aren't you? -- Jed Tarran Dapp
P.S.  Anyone bigger than me is ugly, by definition.

I don't mind a win against the Userous Merchant.  I think of myself as striking a
blow for consumers everywhere. -- Blue Streak

Huh, the Ambitious Guard made me look bad.  It really annoys me when he does that.
No butter on his potatoes tonight! -- Blammo

Blue Funk -- OUCH!! that hurt.  If I shall lose at least it was painful. -- Bradley
Gore

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JEAN-LUC was devastated by OGRE BATTLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
FINLY (THE SCOTT) vanquished 6' SPIKES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
EAGLE KNIGHT savagely slew BODY LANGUAGE in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
BITTERMAN was overpowered by SHORT SKIRT in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TIGHT BLOUSE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BLUE FUNK defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
BLUE STREAK was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BLAMMO vanquished CRANE KNIGHT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JED TARRAN DAPP vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HAWK KNIGHT won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's fight.
FALCON KNIGHT was overpowered by CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
OWL KNIGHT defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 682 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHORT SKIRT 5510           18   0  0  202 HOT STUFF (504)
STRIKING ATTACK  TIGHT BLOUSE 5425          10   2  1   98 HOT STUFF (504)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE FUNK 5589             10   6  2   60 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLUE STREAK 5574           11   9  0   45 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 BLUE FUNK 5589.  The ten other most popular fighters were OGRE BATTLE 5608, FINLY 
(THE SCOTT) 5600, SHORT SKIRT 5510, TIGHT BLOUSE 5425, BLAMMO 5571, JED TARRAN DAPP 
5597, OWL KNIGHT 5524, JEAN-LUC 5599, 6' SPIKES 5591, and BITTERMAN 5544.

The least popular fighter this week was BODY LANGUAGE 5607.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FALCON KNIGHT 5527, EAGLE KNIGHT 5525, HAWK KNIGHT 5528, CRANE 
KNIGHT 5526, BLUE STREAK 5574, BITTERMAN 5544, 6' SPIKES 5591, JEAN-LUC 5599, OWL 
KNIGHT 5524, and JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SHORT SKIRT (9-5510) HOT STUFF (504)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!