DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/31/2012    Duedate: 08/13/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-702

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VENTRIIE
DARK WARDS (451)
(9-4987) [29-4-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VENTRIIE                       BARELY LEGAL
DARK WARDS (451)               IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
(9-4987) [29-4-0,128]          (9-5584) [7-1-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JED TARRAN DAPP                BODY LANGUAGE
BLUE MOON (381)                QUEEN (522)
(9-5597) [17-13-0,88]          (9-5631) [1-2-1,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (523)             37
2. DARK WARDS (451)            32      DARK WARDS (451)
3. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)    25      Unchartered Team
4. QUEEN (522)                 17
5. SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)       17      IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)   7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)         13  0 0
 2/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)         147  69  5 68.1   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3/ 2 QUEEN (522)               34  22  1 60.7   3/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     3  4 0
 4/ 3 BATTEL BLADES (516)       21  15  0 58.3   4/ 5 QUEEN (522)               2  4 0
 5/ 4*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     12  10  0 54.5   5/ 0*IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  1  0 0
 6/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          819 952 25 46.2   6/ 6 PAPERBOYS (502)           1  2 0
 7/ 0*DEVIATION (523)            1   2  0 33.3   7/ 0*DEVIATION (523)           1  2 0
 8/ 6 PAPERBOYS (502)            5  42  0 10.6   8/ 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       0  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 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): SENLUM NOSH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 691): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 692): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 590): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 637): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, 
for there are sorrows to drown for BATTEL BLADES, whose 0-1-0 this turn dropped them 
by 4 into 8th.  Ha!  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see BARELY LEGAL win 
a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BO RHAP beat BLUE FUNK and BLUE FUNK 
lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
ZUKAL may be getting bland, as VENTRIIE stays top dog in the city.  The Blue Boar 
Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  BLUE 
MOON, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DARK WARDS.  Ha ha ha ha!  THROUGH 
THE WINDOW was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to TOREADOR of 
DARK WARDS for challenging up by 18 to KATANA.  TOREADOR won to get 113 points of 
recognition.  And we have BLACK PRIEST in a challenge, going down 9 points for the 
fight.  Guess what?  I thought BLACK PRIEST showed great skill and promise when he 
bested BODY LANGUAGE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Consider NERISA TEAL gone, and BLUE MOON unfeeling, letting 
the bloodfeud for hers death go unrevenged.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, 
guess what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ZUKAL.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                29   4  0   128       DARK WARDS (451)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOREADOR 4948                22  14  3   113       DARK WARDS (451)
 BLAMMO 5571                  22  20  1    99       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATANA 5570                  11   6  0    98       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597         17  13  0    88       BLUE MOON (381)
 BO RHAP 5613                 10   9  0    86       QUEEN (522)
 BARELY LEGAL 5584             7   1  0    84       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             20  20  0    80       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE FUNK 5589               17  19  2    72       BLUE MOON (381)
-MIDNIGHT 5568                10   2  0    72       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       5  42  0    63       PAPERBOYS (502)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCALES 5637                   5   0  0    52       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 BICYCLE RACE 5609             5   1  0    49       QUEEN (522)
 RECOIL 5641                   4   1  0    38       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIFER 5652                  3   0  0    28       DARK WARDS (451)
 DAMIEN 5651                   2   0  0    26       DARK WARDS (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODDLY ELEGANT 5624            0   1  0    23       DEVIATION (523)
 BLACK PRIEST 5650             3   1  0    17       DARK WARDS (451)
 FANG 5654                     1   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 KWEE ZUN ART 5621             1   0  0    13       DEVIATION (523)
 BODY LANGUAGE 5631            1   2  1     6       QUEEN (522)
 CLARISSA TEAL 5663            1   3  0     6       BLUE MOON (381)
 COBRA 5653                    1   1  0     5       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
WE WILL SEE 5623        0  1 0 DEVIATION 523        STONE GOLEM           702  NONE
BYE 5666                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  BANDIT PRINCE         702  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bo Rhap -- Not very nice down challenge.  Might have to run a couple of my other guys
to suppress that kind of behavior.  Totally don't mind the up challenge to grab the
skills but down.  Not so happy. -- slugbait

Blue Moon -- Miss all of your guys.  You're too good and I'm too bad.  Hurry up and
graduate so that I can fight your replacements.  Trust me, I'll still be around. --
Through the window

Lucifer -- You're so TEMPTING.  I just couldn't resist you. -- Clarissa Teal
P.S.  Why didn't you teach me anything?  Ah, anything useful in the arena, I mean.

Ventriie -- I wanted to say really unkind things to and about you, but... nah.  That
kind of stuff always comes back to bite a man in the ass eventually. -- Blammo

Toreador -- If I was a bull, you would be laughing out of the other side of your
mouth.  Although I have never really understood how one laughs out of only one side
of the mouth.  The gods know I've tried it, just to see....  It's even harder than
raising one eyebrow. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

And the Roving Demon, poor Karolvingar, loses twice.  Works for us. -- Blue Streak
and Blue Funk

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WE WILL SEE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BYE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
TOREADOR luckily beat KATANA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
BICYCLE RACE was defeated by THROUGH THE WINDOW in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
BLACK PRIEST luckily beat BODY LANGUAGE in a 5 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
VENTRIIE defeated BLAMMO in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's Title struggle.
BLUE STREAK was handily defeated by BARELY LEGAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JED TARRAN DAPP won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's duel.
BLUE FUNK was overpowered by BO RHAP in a 2 minute uneven duel.
SCALES savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute fight.
RECOIL was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 3 minute match.
DAMIEN demolished COBRA in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
CLARISSA TEAL was demolished by KWEE ZUN ART in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LUCIFER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
ODDLY ELEGANT was defeated by FANG in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  16 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 702 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         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987              29   4  0  128 DARK WARDS (451)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              22  14  3  113 DARK WARDS (451)
BASHING ATTACK   BLAMMO 5571                22  20  1   99 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5570                11   6  0   98 BATTEL BLADES (516)
STRIKING ATTACK  JED TARRAN DAPP 5597       17  13  0   88 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BO RHAP 5613               10   9  0   86 QUEEN (522)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCALES 5637                 5   0  0   52 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
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 BODY LANGUAGE 5631.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLAMMO 5571, 
JED TARRAN DAPP 5597, FANG 5654, BO RHAP 5613, SCALES 5637, KATANA 5570, BLUE FUNK 
5589, DAMIEN 5651, BYE 5666, and TOREADOR 4948.

The least popular fighter this week was ODDLY ELEGANT 5624.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CLARISSA TEAL 5663, COBRA 5653, BLUE STREAK 5574, WE WILL SEE 
5623, RECOIL 5641, BLACK PRIEST 5650, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, BICYCLE RACE 5609, 
LUCIFER 5652, and KWEE ZUN ART 5621.