DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/22/2012    Duedate: 06/04/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-697

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

G-STRING
HOT STUFF (504)
(9-5560) [16-2-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

G-STRING                       RECOIL
HOT STUFF (504)                SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
(9-5560) [16-2-0,133]          (9-5641) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JED TARRAN DAPP                JED TARRAN DAPP
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5597) [14-11-0,61]          (9-5597) [14-11-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTEL BLADES (516)         32
2. BLUE MOON (381)             22      DARK WARDS (451)
3. QUEEN (522)                 20      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)       19
5. HOT STUFF (504)             16      SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 DARK WARDS (451)         130  67  4 66.0   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 1
 2/ 2 QUEEN (522)               30  16  1 65.2   2/ 1 HOT STUFF (504)           5  2 0
 3/ 1 HOT STUFF (504)          113  62 10 64.6   3/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     5  5 0
 4/ 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       20  14  0 58.8   4/ 3 BATTEL BLADES (516)       4  0 0
 5/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)      5   5  0 50.0   5- 4 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     4  2 0
 6- 5 THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)     65  72  2 47.4   6/ 5 QUEEN (522)               3  3 1
 7/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          809 937 25 46.3   7/ 0 DARK WARDS (451)          1  4 0
 8/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            4  38  0  9.5   8/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           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 696): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROTS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 627): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 686): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 687): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 684): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 628): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): TIKI LA'BANE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 521): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 585): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 696): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 627): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 686): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 687): SEINFELD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 684): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 628): FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 521): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 585): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 697): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 679): DEE N. EMMI of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          S.W.A.T. of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 519): ON THE CORNER of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to HOT STUFF, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the BLUE MOON 
stable.  Coming up with a solid 2-3-0 outing, SERPENTS HOLD 3 has advanced 3 places 
in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for KATANA, who flew up 25 points in the 
rankings after mashing VENTRIIE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And 
falling like a basher in the top ten was VENTRIIE, who dropped 35 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with KATANA.  Well, everybody's pal G-STRING 
moved hers record to 16-2-0 by defeating BLAMMO in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and 
gaining 6 recognition points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so 
try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that THE WILLBURYS 9 was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of THE WILLBURYS 9's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may 
not be funny, but catch HOT STUFF's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from THE WILLBURYS 9.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  There's got to be more reason for the 
sending of SNAPE to the Dark Arena than his record (2-1-1).  Anybody got any ideas 
DARK WARDS?  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena 
with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ZUKAL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 G-STRING 5560                16   2  0   133       HOT STUFF (504)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATANA 5570                  10   5  0   114       BATTEL BLADES (516)
-SILK GARTER 5536             12   9  1   106       HOT STUFF (504)
 VENTRIIE 4987                24   4  0   100       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLAMMO 5571                  20  17  1    94       BLUE MOON (381)
-LADYHAWKE 4289               12   9  0    92       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NERISA TEAL 5616              9   3  0    88       BLUE MOON (381)
 TOREADOR 4948                18  13  2    78       DARK WARDS (451)
-SURADNA 4368                  8   2  0    74       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                10   2  0    72       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             17  18  0    69       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FUNK 5589               16  15  2    67       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597         14  11  0    61       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       4  38  0    50       PAPERBOYS (502)
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             4   0  0    47       QUEEN (522)
 BO RHAP 5613                  7   7  0    45       QUEEN (522)
-KERNAL 4629                   5   2  0    37       THE WILLBURYS 9 (257)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PINK PANTIES 5615             3   1  0    32       HOT STUFF (504)
 RECOIL 5641                   2   0  0    27       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCALES 5637                   2   0  0    21       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
-BODY LANGUAGE 5631            1   0  1    11       QUEEN (522)
-RED KIMONA 5628               1   1  0     9       HOT STUFF (504)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HODUR 5379              2  2 0 DARK WARDS 451       STONE GOLEM           697  NONE
SNAPE 5385              2  1 1 DARK WARDS 451       BANDIT PRINCE         697  NONE
VYDON 5392              0  1 0 DARK WARDS 451       BLACK ORC             697  NONE
GARTER BELT 5642        0  1 0 HOT STUFF 504        DARK CHAMPION         697  NONE
WE WILL ROCK YOU 5605   8  4 0 QUEEN 522            BLAMMO 5571           695   
BYE 5644                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  SHEWISH GIANT         697  NONE
STING 5638              1  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  WURM KIN              697  NONE
VIPER 5640              0  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  MOUNTAIN TROLL        697  NONE
ATOMIC BUFFALO T 5620   1  3 0 THE WILLBURYS 9 257  BODY LANGUAGE 5631    696   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Midnight -- Well that didn't work.  Pretty sad attempt on my part. -- Window

Window -- I dunno about tourneys, I don't think Jorja's ever sent someone to a
tourney, and she's been doing this for a long time.  Maybe too long, I sometimes
think.  Still, it could be worse, she could be one of those managers that's always
sending people to the Dark Arena, hoping to get back a perfect godling. -- Jed

G-String -- You're a hot number, and no mistake. -- Blammo

Katana -- I could wish the crowd didn't leap to its collective feet when the
arenamaster says, "Go!"  It's distracting. -- Jed Tarran Dapp, sticking to his
explanation

Ladyhawke -- You eclipsed me. -- Blue Funk

Is that any way for a Roving Demon to treat someone who regularly buys him drinks?
Cheese louise! -- Blue Streak, former friend of Karolvingar the Roving Demon

Ah, M. Chardinee.  I can go with that. -- Nerisa Teal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNAPE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STING was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HODUR was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
VIPER was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
VYDON was butchered by BLACK ORC in a popular 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
BYE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GARTER BELT was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
G-STRING bested BLAMMO in a action packed 1 minute veteran's Title competition.
VENTRIIE was viciously subdued by KATANA in a action packed 4 minute expert's duel.
NERISA TEAL vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLUE STREAK was narrowly defeated by TOREADOR in a 2 minute veteran's melee.
BLUE FUNK overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
JED TARRAN DAPP was unbelievably bested by MIDNIGHT in a exciting 6 minute battle.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was savagely defeated by BO RHAP in a 3 minute mismatched conflict.
SCALES overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
RECOIL handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  14 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 697 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   G-STRING 5560              16   2  0  133 HOT STUFF (504)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5570                10   5  0  114 BATTEL BLADES (516)
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987              24   4  0  100 DARK WARDS (451)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                20  17  1   94 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  NERISA TEAL 5616            9   3  0   88 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              18  13  2   78 DARK WARDS (451)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.  The ten other most popular fighters were KATANA 5570, 
BO RHAP 5613, NERISA TEAL 5616, BLUE STREAK 5574, MIDNIGHT 5568, G-STRING 5560, 
TOREADOR 4948, BLUE FUNK 5589, GARTER BELT 5642, and SCALES 5637.

The least popular fighter this week was THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BYE 5644, VIPER 5640, SNAPE 5385, VENTRIIE 4987, BLAMMO 5571, 
VYDON 5392, HODUR 5379, STING 5638, RECOIL 5641, and SCALES 5637.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

G-STRING (9-5560) HOT STUFF (504)