DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2012    Duedate: 01/30/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-688

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREE WHEEL
THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
(9-2912) [13-6-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREE WHEEL                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)          
(9-2912) [13-6-1,101]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    NERISA TEAL
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5574) [15-11-0,56]          (9-5616) [2-1-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             29
2. QUEEN (522)                 20      QUEEN (522)
3. BATTEL BLADES (516)         15      Unchartered Team
4. PAPERBOYS (502)              1
5. HOMESTAR & CO (474)          0      OUR TABLE (258)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       30   4  2 88.2   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 QUEEN (522)               19   7  0 73.1   2/ 2 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     6  2 0
 3/ 6 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     58  65  2 47.2   3/ 3 QUEEN (522)               5  2 0
 4/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          788 913 24 46.3   4- 5 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       1  0 0
 5/ 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       10  12  0 45.5   5/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           0  3 0
 6/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            2  31  0  6.1   6/ 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       0  3 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 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 689): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 609): ANVIL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 677): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 678): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 675): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 668): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 660): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 619): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 535): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 517): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 512): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 473): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 467): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 459): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 576): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 689): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 609): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 677): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 678): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 675): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 668): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 660): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 619): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 535): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 517): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 512): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 473): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 459): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 576): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 667): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
                                   VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 659): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                                      AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
                          (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                              SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                              GARNO TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUKAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to THE WILLBURYS 9 for their 
3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  NERISA TEAL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested KERNAL and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, NERISA TEAL put down KERNAL, causing her to lose 13 points 
of recognition in the process.  Although KUNG-FU MASTER made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious PREDATOR.  Would you believe that over 
half of the old women in ZUKAL seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUKAL "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  ZUKAL, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is BLUE MOON, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of PAPERBOYS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     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!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 FREE WHEEL 2912              13   6  1   101       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STRONG BAD 5140              11   1  0   116       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYHAWKE 4289               10   7  0    88       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-SURADNA 4368                  8   2  0    74       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597         10   6  0    63       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLAMMO 5571                  16  12  0    60       BLUE MOON (381)
-KATANA 5570                   6   3  0    59       BATTEL BLADES (516)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE STREAK 5574             15  11  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE FUNK 5589               12  10  2    48       BLUE MOON (381)
-TROGDOR 5142                  3   1  0    44       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIDNIGHT 5568                 4   2  0    42       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       2  31  0    37       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605         4   1  0    30       QUEEN (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERISA TEAL 5616              2   1  0    23       BLUE MOON (381)
 BO RHAP 5613                  3   2  0    22       QUEEN (522)
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             2   0  0    22       QUEEN (522)
 KERNAL 4629                   2   1  0    10       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 5619                0  1 0 BATTEL BLADES 516    MASTER ZROF ONE-      688  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate Predator. -- Jorja and the Blue Moon

Ladyhawke -- Well, my momma told me never to hit a lady.  I've managed to triumph
over that now and then, but it still comes hard to me. -- Blammo

Damn these Dangerous Criminals! -- Blue Funk

Through the Window -- You're a splendid teacher.  I'd've given you the win for those
skills.  But I didn't think of it soon enough. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

I don't like orcs, and for good cause. -- Blue Streak
P.S.  Him and his bathtub!

Bo Rhap -- Since it was a slim loss, does that mean it was close?  I could go with
that. -- Nerisa Teal

Jed -- You hit me and I give you skills.  A weird but fair trade. -- Window

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PREDATOR subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
FREE WHEEL defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute Title duel.
LADYHAWKE devastated BLAMMO in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
JED TARRAN DAPP overpowered THROUGH THE WINDOW in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
BLUE STREAK won victory over CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BLUE FUNK was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KERNAL was narrowly defeated by NERISA TEAL in a 4 minute beginner's melee.
WE WILL ROCK YOU vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BO RHAP vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  14 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         4 -  12 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 688 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         0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   FREE WHEEL 2912            13   6  1  101 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADYHAWKE 4289             10   7  0   88 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
STRIKING ATTACK  JED TARRAN DAPP 5597       10   6  0   63 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLUE STREAK 5574           15  11  0   56 BLUE MOON (381)
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 NERISA TEAL 5616.  The ten other most popular fighters were JED TARRAN DAPP 
5597, FREE WHEEL 2912, KERNAL 4629, LADYHAWKE 4289, BLUE STREAK 5574, WE WILL ROCK 
YOU 5605, BO RHAP 5613, DA1 5619, BLAMMO 5571, and THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE FUNK 5589.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, BLAMMO 5571, DA1 5619, BO RHAP 5613, WE WILL 
ROCK YOU 5605, BLUE STREAK 5574, LADYHAWKE 4289, KERNAL 4629, FREE WHEEL 2912, and 
JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.

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

PREDATOR (9-2701) THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVIII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE BIG 'E' 4474 (50-42-0)             1  3  0         CAMERON CRAZIES      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BILBO BAGGINNI 5508 (42-20-0)          7  3  0         MIDDLE ITALY         
MABUSHI 5548 (22-18-0)                 0  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD 2      

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STRIFE 2049 (22-12-3)                  1  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SURADNA 4368 (8-2-0)                   5  3  0         THE WILLBURYS 9      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STRONG BAD 5140 (11-1-0)               1  3  0         HOMESTAR & CO        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TIGHT BLOUSE 5425 (12-2-3)             4  3  1         HOT STUFF            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
39 5606 (0-1-0)                        3  2  0  DEAD   QUEEN                
VICIOUS 5345 (2-0-0)                   4  3  0         RAGE OF ANGELS       
OGRE BATTLE 5608 (8-1-0)               0  3  0  DEAD   QUEEN                

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BICYCLE RACE 5609 (2-0-0)              2  3  0         QUEEN