DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2012    Duedate: 09/10/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-704

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JED TARRAN DAPP
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5597) [19-13-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              SCALES
                               SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
                               (9-5637) [7-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JED TARRAN DAPP                JED TARRAN DAPP
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5597) [19-13-0,119]         (9-5597) [19-13-0,119]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK WARDS (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTEL BLADES (516)         24
2. PAPERBOYS (502)             19      IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
3. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)    15      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)             11
5. QUEEN (522)                 11      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 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)   9   1  0 90.0   1/ 1 DARK WARDS (451)          9  4 0
 2/ 2 DARK WARDS (451)         151  73  5 67.4   2/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     8  6 0
 3/ 5 BATTEL BLADES (516)       23  15  0 60.5   3/ 4 QUEEN (522)               4  5 0
 4/ 4 QUEEN (522)               37  25  1 59.7   4/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           4 11 0
 5/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     18  13  0 58.1   5/ 5 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  3  0 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          822 959 25 46.2   6/ 6 PAPERBOYS (502)           2  1 0
 7- 7*DEVIATION (523)            1   2  0 33.3   7/ 8 BATTEL BLADES (516)       2  1 0
 8/ 8 PAPERBOYS (502)            6  43  0 12.2   8- 7*DEVIATION (523)           1  2 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 703): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): KARNINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 703): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): JESSIE'S SPUDS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Duelmaster Column?  Me write?  Bah, humbug!  I'm not getting carpal tunnel in my
fighting arm just to write 13 DM Columns.  You peasants can go to the library.

          Ventriie the Thirteen-time Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUKAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, BARELY LEGAL fought BLAMMO and gained 15 points and 
contributed to IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY's 1-0-0.  BO RHAP has lost to MIDNIGHT, falling 14 
points, while helping make QUEEN a 2-1-0 turn.  And all eyes were on JED TARRAN DAPP 
this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  ZUKAL has a new victor!  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 BATTEL BLADES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUKAL, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding BATTEL BLADES more than any other team we find DARK WARDS.  ZUKAL, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice 
that BLAMMO from BLUE MOON was ZUKAL's most challenged warrior this turn.  I don't 
know about you, but TOREADOR challenging down 20 points to BATTEL BLADES' KATANA, is 
not really worthy of DARK WARDS.  Well, surprise, surprise, TOREADOR was beat by 
KATANA, and by the way, TOREADOR now has a recognition score of 96.  In a brave 
attempt, THROUGH THE WINDOW from PAPERBOYS challenged up 25 points to fight BLUE 
STREAK from the BLUE MOON stable.  THROUGH THE WINDOW perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he subdued BLUE STREAK and ended up with 77 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that ZUKAL has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     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 you see my quill in ZUKAL again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597         19  13  0   119       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENTRIIE 4987                30   5  0   119       DARK WARDS (451)
 KATANA 5570                  12   6  0   112       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 BARELY LEGAL 5584             9   1  0   107       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 TOREADOR 4948                23  15  3    96       DARK WARDS (451)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAMMO 5571                  22  22  1    89       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             21  21  0    84       BLUE MOON (381)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                11   2  0    82       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BICYCLE RACE 5609             7   1  0    81       QUEEN (522)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       6  43  0    77       PAPERBOYS (502)
 BLUE FUNK 5589               17  21  2    74       BLUE MOON (381)
 BO RHAP 5613                 10  11  0    74       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCALES 5637                   7   0  0    57       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RECOIL 5641                   5   2  0    38       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 FANG 5654                     3   0  0    36       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK PRIEST 5650             5   1  0    23       DARK WARDS (451)
 LUCIFER 5652                  3   1  0    23       DARK WARDS (451)
-ODDLY ELEGANT 5624            0   1  0    23       DEVIATION (523)
-DAMIEN 5651                   2   1  0    19       DARK WARDS (451)
 BODY LANGUAGE 5631            2   3  1    18       QUEEN (522)
 COBRA 5653                    2   2  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
-KWEE ZUN ART 5621             1   0  0    13       DEVIATION (523)
 CLARISSA TEAL 5663            1   5  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
COULD B. 5667           0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  BLACK ORC             704  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blammo -- You again!  (big grin) -- Ventriie, 13 time Duelmaster

Serpents Hold -- Bah.  Sandbaggers!  BOB sellouts.  We say "kill 'em all!" -- The
Dark Wards

BICYCLE RACE -- Feel free to keep teeing off me and gaining those skills.  But, be
warned at some point I will hit you and if I do I've got the damage doing for a one
shot kill. -- Window

Ventriie -- And again.  No wonder I'm a hot favorite with the fans:  Scum Sympathy
vote. -- Blammo

Barely Legal -- I was scared to get close to you. -- Blue Funk

M. Chardinee isn't much fun. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

The Kung-Fu Master was fun.  I bounced him all over the place. -- Blue Streak

Cobra -- Maybe I should change my name to Cleopatra, only I don't like that name. --
Clarissa Teal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COULD B. was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BARELY LEGAL vanquished BLAMMO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TOREADOR was savagely defeated by KATANA in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
THROUGH THE WINDOW luckily beat BLUE STREAK in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
LUCIFER lost to FANG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
BLACK PRIEST luckily beat COBRA in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory Challenge brawl.
VENTRIIE was viciously subdued by JED TARRAN DAPP in a 5 minute expert's Title melee.
MIDNIGHT outlasted BO RHAP in a dull 14 minute gory duel.
BLUE FUNK was overpowered by BICYCLE RACE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
SCALES defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute match.
RECOIL was luckily beaten by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 14 minute competition.
CLARISSA TEAL was devastated by BODY LANGUAGE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  16 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 704 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JED TARRAN DAPP 5597       19  13  0  119 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      VENTRIIE 4987              30   5  0  119 DARK WARDS (451)
AIMED BLOW       KATANA 5570                12   6  0  112 BATTEL BLADES (516)
PARRY-LUNGE      TOREADOR 4948              23  15  3   96 DARK WARDS (451)
BASHING ATTACK   BICYCLE RACE 5609           7   1  0   81 QUEEN (522)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCALES 5637                 7   0  0   57 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RECOIL 5641                 5   2  0   38 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 JED TARRAN DAPP 5597.  The ten other most popular fighters were COBRA 5653, 
BLUE STREAK 5574, KATANA 5570, VENTRIIE 4987, FANG 5654, BICYCLE RACE 5609, SCALES 
5637, BARELY LEGAL 5584, TOREADOR 4948, and THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.

The least popular fighter this week was RECOIL 5641.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MIDNIGHT 5568, BO RHAP 5613, CLARISSA TEAL 5663, BLACK PRIEST 5650, 
BLAMMO 5571, COULD B. 5667, BLUE FUNK 5589, LUCIFER 5652, BODY LANGUAGE 5631, and 
THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TOREADOR (9-4948) DARK WARDS (451)