DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2011    Duedate: 01/02/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OGRE BATTLE
QUEEN (522)
(9-5608) [8-0-0,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE FUNK                      OGRE BATTLE
BLUE MOON (381)                QUEEN (522)
(9-5589) [12-8-2,65]           (9-5608) [8-0-0,80]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    JED TARRAN DAPP
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5574) [14-10-0,56]          (9-5597) [8-6-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             52
2. QUEEN (522)                 12      BLUE MOON (381)
3. PAPERBOYS (502)              1      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)        0
5. RAGE OF ANGELS (495)         0      QUEEN (522)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      12   2  0 85.7   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 2*QUEEN (522)               15   5  0 75.0   2/ 2*QUEEN (522)               6  3 0
 3- 3 HOT STUFF (504)           99  57 10 63.5   3- 3 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     4  0 0
 4/ 4*BATTEL BLADES (516)       10  11  0 47.6   4- 4 HOT STUFF (504)           3  2 1
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          784 907 24 46.4   5/ 5*BATTEL BLADES (516)       3  6 0
 6- 6 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     52  63  2 45.2   6- 6*RAGE OF ANGELS (495)      1  0 0
 7/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            2  29  0  6.5   7/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           0  2 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 685): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 685): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  BLUE FUNK caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MIDNIGHT and was awarded 15 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BLUE FUNK put down MIDNIGHT, 
causing her to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, PREDATOR has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city 
has turned out in honor of OGRE BATTLE, for with his arena victory he may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the 
old women in ZUKAL seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUKAL.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  BLUE MOON is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks more 
than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week 
avoiding BLUE MOON.  Indeed it was PAPERBOYS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUKAL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The 
wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OGRE BATTLE 5608              8   0  0    80       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PREDATOR 2701                11   9  1   134       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-TIGHT BLOUSE 5425            12   2  3   105       HOT STUFF (504)
-FREE WHEEL 2912              12   5  1   102       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-G-STRING 5560                11   2  0    91       HOT STUFF (504)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILK GARTER 5536             10   9  1    83       HOT STUFF (504)
-SURADNA 4368                  8   2  0    74       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADYHAWKE 4289                8   7  0    66       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 BLUE FUNK 5589               12   8  2    65       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLAMMO 5571                  16  10  0    62       BLUE MOON (381)
 KATANA 5570                   6   3  0    59       BATTEL BLADES (516)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE STREAK 5574             14  10  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597          8   6  0    54       BLUE MOON (381)
-WICKED 5343                   7   0  0    53       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                 4   2  0    42       BATTEL BLADES (516)
-MADNESS 5346                  3   2  0    42       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       2  29  0    35       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VICIOUS 5345                  2   0  0    31       RAGE OF ANGELS (495)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             2   0  0    22       QUEEN (522)
-KERNAL 4629                   1   0  0    17       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-HOOTERS 5615                  1   0  0    14       HOT STUFF (504)
 NERISA TEAL 5616              1   0  0    13       BLUE MOON (381)
-WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605         2   1  0     7       QUEEN (522)
-BO RHAP 5613                  1   2  0     5       QUEEN (522)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jed -- Fight me enough times and you will end up with a good record. -- Window

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Blue Moon
P.S.  Bitterman says he always knew that G-String was "REALLY hot stuff."

Silk Garter -- I really like getting close to hot stuff, especially at this season.
Winter, argh, I hate it!  But you make me warm all over. -- Bitterman

Midnight -- The steward had it right, I can't BELIEVE you did that!  Ouch. -- Blue
Streak

Katana -- I came to the arena today meaning to drop a mountain on you.  But the
stewards confiscated my mountain at the door, leaving me totally unprepared. --
Blammo

Ladyhawke -- Tourney preparation, I suppose?  Not what I like to see--unless there is
so much regular activity that one doesn't even NOTICE the tourney warriors popping in
and out--but it's better than no action at all.  Just, ah, don't do that again, okay?
-- Blue Funk

Through the Window -- Good gods, either you're seriously inept, or you're trying to
keep low for the tourney.  Either way, I won't turn down the win.  But I would have
liked more than one skill. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THROUGH THE WINDOW was devastated by JED TARRAN DAPP in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
OGRE BATTLE handily defeated KATANA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BLAMMO devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
BLUE STREAK bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome brawl.
BLUE FUNK overpowered MIDNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
NERISA TEAL handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  15 -  3      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 686 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  OGRE BATTLE 5608            8   0  0   80 QUEEN (522)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE FUNK 5589             12   8  2   65 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5570                 6   3  0   59 BATTEL BLADES (516)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLUE STREAK 5574           14  10  0   56 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  JED TARRAN DAPP 5597        8   6  0   54 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      MIDNIGHT 5568               4   2  0   42 BATTEL BLADES (516)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLUE STREAK 5574.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLAMMO 5571, 
OGRE BATTLE 5608, BLUE STREAK 5574, BLUE FUNK 5589, NERISA TEAL 5616, KATANA 5570, 
MIDNIGHT 5568, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MIDNIGHT 5568, KATANA 5570, NERISA TEAL 5616, BLUE FUNK 5589, 
BLUE STREAK 5574, OGRE BATTLE 5608, BLAMMO 5571, JED TARRAN DAPP 5597,  0, and  0.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes