DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2012    Duedate: 02/27/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-690

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STRONG BAD
HOMESTAR & CO (474)
(9-5140) [13-1-0,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STRONG BAD                     POSITION IS EMPTY
HOMESTAR & CO (474)            
(9-5140) [13-1-0,135]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    BLAMMO
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5574) [15-13-0,58]          (9-5571) [18-12-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEEN (522)                 39
2. PAPERBOYS (502)              9      HOMESTAR & CO (474)
3. HOMESTAR & CO (474)          4      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)        0
5. BATTEL BLADES (516)          0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       32   4  2 88.9   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 2/ 2 QUEEN (522)               22   9  0 71.0   2/ 3 QUEEN (522)               5  2 0
 3- 3 HOT STUFF (504)          101  58 10 63.5   3- 2 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     3  5 0
 4- 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       12  12  0 50.0   4/ 4 HOMESTAR & CO (474)       2  0 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          793 918 24 46.3   5/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           2  1 0
 6- 6 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     58  69  2 45.7   6- 5 HOT STUFF (504)           2  1 0
 7/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            4  31  0 11.4   7- 6 BATTEL BLADES (516)       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 689): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 637): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 689): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 537): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, 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  60 ARADI (turn 536): SICK PUPPY of ARADI'S DEAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings, party people and the place to be!   I am called Strong Bad.   Hand
over all your monies in a paper and/or plastic bag.  Ladies, form a line to my left
for make-outs.  Dudes, form a line to my right for high-fives.  Like I said, I'm
Strong Bad.  I've been described as cool, awesome, hot, video games, the hottest, and
real real hot.  I have decided to take a break from ruling the Kingdom of Strongbadia
to come and dominate this little heap you call an arena.  Which reminds me, this
throne they gave me is pretty pathetic.  Where's that Arenamaster?  We need to get
some more shiny spangly bits on this chair, pronto!  Maybe some flashing lights and a
flamethrower too.  Yeah, that's what I want.  You guys get on that right away, you
hear?

                                                -- Strong Bad

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZUKAL a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, WE WILL ROCK YOU 
fought JED TARRAN DAPP and gained 25 points and contributed to QUEEN's 2-1-0.  JED 
TARRAN DAPP has lost to WE WILL ROCK YOU, falling 14 points, while helping make BLUE 
MOON a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, STRONG BAD kept ZUKAL's 
warrior, M. CHARDINEE, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blue Boar Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the BLUE MOON stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUKAL, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding BLUE MOON more than any other team we find PAPERBOYS.  ZUKAL, are we going 
to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRONG BAD 5140              13   1  0   135       HOMESTAR & CO (474)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGHT BLOUSE 5425            13   2  3   114       HOT STUFF (504)
-FREE WHEEL 2912              13   7  1    93       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-G-STRING 5560                11   2  0    91       HOT STUFF (504)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAMMO 5571                  18  12  0    84       BLUE MOON (381)
-LADYHAWKE 4289               10   8  0    84       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-SILK GARTER 5536             10   9  1    83       HOT STUFF (504)
-SURADNA 4368                  8   2  0    74       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-KATANA 5570                   7   3  0    74       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       4  31  0    63       PAPERBOYS (502)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             15  13  0    58       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE FUNK 5589               14  10  2    57       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605         5   2  0    54       QUEEN (522)
-MIDNIGHT 5568                 5   2  0    46       BATTEL BLADES (516)
-TROGDOR 5142                  3   1  0    44       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597         10   8  0    38       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BICYCLE RACE 5609             3   0  0    33       QUEEN (522)
 BO RHAP 5613                  4   3  0    31       QUEEN (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINK PANTIES 5615             2   0  0    22       HOT STUFF (504)
 NERISA TEAL 5616              3   2  0    14       BLUE MOON (381)
-COACH Z 5141                  1   1  1    10       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-KERNAL 4629                   2   2  0     8       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
-ATOMIC BUFFALO TURD 5620      0   1  0     3       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sorry I missed last turn.  I've enjoyed our fights but you run by bell so hard last
time it took me a full month to recover. -- Through the brick wall

Blue Streak -- I'm sure you were swearing a blue steak after fighting me.  Not sure
what is worse, losing to someone with my skill level or someone using a war flail. --
Window

Jed -- I'm a lean mean skill teaching machine.  If I don't kill you. -- Window

Lintasia -- You beat me again.  Oh well.  Third times the charm? -- slugbait

Saucy Jack -- Tantrum was to fit full to be around to long. -- Slugbait

Katana -- You're a devastating wench, no two ways about it.  How about if we make it
a date to... ah, to go watch the ice fishing out at Kreeger's Wharf?  It isn't very
interesting, but there's the warming-shed (or snuggling), and the fish fry afterward.
-- Jed Tarran Dapp

Userous Merchants?  Bah!  I'll have none of them. -- Blammo

The Fratsfa Slave continues to be a joke, but not one worth laughing at. -- Blue Funk

Through the Window -- I can't believe you won that!  What do you want with another
win?  It messes up your record. -- Blue Streak, cussing one

Atomic Buffalo Turd -- Euwh. -- Nerisa Teal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THROUGH THE WINDOW unbelievably bested BLUE STREAK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
STRONG BAD demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
BLAMMO savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's duel.
BLUE FUNK defeated BO RHAP in a 2 minute match.
JED TARRAN DAPP was devastated by WE WILL ROCK YOU in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
NERISA TEAL was overpowered by BICYCLE RACE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  15 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 690 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         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   STRONG BAD 5140            13   1  0  135 HOMESTAR & CO (474)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                18  12  0   84 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605       5   2  0   54 QUEEN (522)
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 BLAMMO 5571.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE STREAK 5574, 
BLUE FUNK 5589, WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, STRONG BAD 5140, 
BICYCLE RACE 5609, BO RHAP 5613, JED TARRAN DAPP 5597, NERISA TEAL 5616, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was NERISA TEAL 5616.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JED TARRAN DAPP 5597, BO RHAP 5613, BICYCLE RACE 5609, STRONG 
BAD 5140, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605, BLUE FUNK 5589, BLUE STREAK 
5574, BLAMMO 5571, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STRONG BAD (9-5140) HOMESTAR & CO (474)

               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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes