DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/03/2012    Duedate: 07/16/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-700

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VENTRIIE
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4987) [27-4-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VENTRIIE                       COBRA
DARK WARDS (451)               SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
(9-4987) [27-4-0,113]          (9-5653) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JED TARRAN DAPP                JED TARRAN DAPP
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5597) [16-12-0,77]          (9-5597) [16-12-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK WARDS (451)            25
2. SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)       23      DARK WARDS (451)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             14      Unchartered Team
4. PAPERBOYS (502)              1
5. BATTEL BLADES (516)          0      SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)         137  69  5 66.5   1/ 3 DARK WARDS (451)          7  2 1
 2/ 3 QUEEN (522)               32  20  1 61.5   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 3- 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       21  14  0 60.0   3/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     5  2 0
 4/ 5*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     10   7  0 58.8   4/ 5 QUEEN (522)               2  4 0
 5/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          816 945 25 46.3   5- 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       1  0 0
 6/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            4  41  0  8.9   6/ 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 699): KATANA of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 701): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 633): FLOYD CASTAWAY of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 695): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 697): RIPLEY BYRD of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 690): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 687): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 680): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 672): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 631): THE BIG UNIT of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 562): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 547): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 529): VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 524): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 485): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 479): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 471): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 588): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 699): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 701): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 633): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 695): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 697): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 690): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 687): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 680): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 672): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 631): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 562): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 547): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 529): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 524): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 485): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 479): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 471): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 588): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 632): SEGUE of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 697): RIPLEY BYRD of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                  (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to BLUE MOON, as they are pushed 
from the coveted top team spot by the DARK WARDS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out 
for LUCIFER, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing CLARISSA TEAL like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was 
CLARISSA TEAL, who dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with LUCIFER.  Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer 
clothes.  KATANA did not fight this week so hers title was forfeit.  It's a proud day 
for the DARK WARDS stable, as their warrior, VENTRIIE, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid BATTEL BLADES, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ZUKAL really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause DARK WARDS 
beats feet every time BATTEL BLADES smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  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?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been real, 
and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                27   4  0   113       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KATANA 5570                  11   5  0   123       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 TOREADOR 4948                20  14  3    99       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLAMMO 5571                  22  18  1    92       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE STREAK 5574             19  19  0    85       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE FUNK 5589               16  18  2    77       BLUE MOON (381)
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597         16  12  0    77       BLUE MOON (381)
-MIDNIGHT 5568                10   2  0    72       BATTEL BLADES (516)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BO RHAP 5613                  8   9  0    55       QUEEN (522)
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             5   0  0    55       QUEEN (522)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       4  41  0    53       PAPERBOYS (502)
-SCALES 5637                   4   0  0    42       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
-RECOIL 5641                   4   0  0    41       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIFER 5652                  1   0  0    16       DARK WARDS (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COBRA 5653                    1   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
-BODY LANGUAGE 5631            1   1  1     5       QUEEN (522)
 CLARISSA TEAL 5663            1   1  0     4       BLUE MOON (381)
-BLACK PRIEST 5650             1   1  0     4       DARK WARDS (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NERISA TEAL 5616        9  4 0 BLUE MOON 381        TOREADOR 4948         698   
DAR 5643                0  1 0 QUEEN 522            STONE GOLEM           700  NONE
BOSH 5662               0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  SHEWISH GIANT         700  NONE
ATOMIC BUFFALO T 5620   1  3 0 THE WILLBURYS 9 257  BODY LANGUAGE 5631    696  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bicycle Race -- How in the world did you carry that big old Maul on you bike? --
Through the Window

Through the Window -- You're getting better, despite your manager's hostility.  You
ran that into two minutes, and the steward did NOT call it "uneven."  This is
progress. -- Jed Tarran Dapp, dedicated teacher of a Paperboy

Karolvingar, Demon at Large -- What are you trying to do, make me look bad?  You know
I should've won that. -- Blammo

Ventriie -- The secret is in that triple vowel at the end, isn't it?  Some kind of
magical cue, I suppose.  Damn. -- Blue Funk

Bo Rhap -- You can't be a queen, because you're a GUY. -- Blue Streak

Black Priest -- Thank you for that positive introduction to dueling.  I shall
treasure it. -- Clarissa Teal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOSH was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAR was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a action packed 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
VENTRIIE demolished BLUE STREAK in a 2 minute uneven Title fight.
TOREADOR bested BLUE FUNK in a 2 minute veteran's contest.
BLAMMO overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
JED TARRAN DAPP vanquished BO RHAP in a exciting 2 minute bloody mismatched fight.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was viciously subdued by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute uneven fight.
CLARISSA TEAL lost to LUCIFER in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
COBRA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  17 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 700 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     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987              27   4  0  113 DARK WARDS (451)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              20  14  3   99 DARK WARDS (451)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                22  18  1   92 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  JED TARRAN DAPP 5597       16  12  0   77 BLUE MOON (381)
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 DAR 5643.  The ten other most popular fighters were JED TARRAN DAPP 5597, 
LUCIFER 5652, BLUE STREAK 5574, BOSH 5662, TOREADOR 4948, BLAMMO 5571, COBRA 5653, 
VENTRIIE 4987, BLUE FUNK 5589, and BO RHAP 5613.

The least popular fighter this week was THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLARISSA TEAL 5663, BO RHAP 5613, BLUE FUNK 5589, VENTRIIE 
4987, COBRA 5653, BLAMMO 5571, TOREADOR 4948, BOSH 5662, BLUE STREAK 5574, and 
LUCIFER 5652.