DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/20/2012    Duedate: 12/03/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-710

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAKE DARROWS
CRIMSON DEATH (471)
(9-5357) [13-10-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAKE DARROWS                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CRIMSON DEATH (471)            
(9-5357) [13-10-0,127]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    BLUE FUNK
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5574) [23-25-0,94]          (9-5589) [21-23-2,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMSON DEATH (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEEN (522)                 22
2. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          9      IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
3. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)     6      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              5
5. BATTEL BLADES (516)          4      RICHARD'S LIFE (385)

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)  10   1  0 90.9   1/ 1 CRIMSON DEATH (471)      11  4 0
 2- 1 DARK WARDS (451)         165  75  5 68.8   2- 2 DARK WARDS (451)          6  1 0
 3/ 2 BATTEL BLADES (516)       32  15  0 68.1   3/ 5 QUEEN (522)               6  2 2
 4/ 3 QUEEN (522)               43  31  3 58.1   4/ 3 BATTEL BLADES (516)       5  0 0
 5/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          836 975 26 46.2   5/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)           3 12 0
 6/ 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       76  93  8 45.0   6/ 0 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  1  0 0
 7/ 6 PAPERBOYS (502)            7  48  0 12.7   7/ 6 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 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 711): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 653): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 707): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 690): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): MAIRIE AP GAUR of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): LOLITA MARIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 572): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 557): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): JERMOME BETTIS of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 495): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 489): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): ARGUMENT of UNDER DURESS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 709): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 711): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 653): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 707): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 690): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 572): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 557): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 495): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 489): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
              (turn 708): KATANA of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
                          JED TARRAN DAPP of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 652): FLOYDRIFFIC of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 697): LT. OLSEN of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
                            DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 698): MISSOURI WILDLIFE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
                               XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): MAIRIE AP GAUR of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 320): QUEEN OF TARTS of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (slugbait, mgr.)
                               BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 556): BALKO DUNN of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 533): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Having finally graduated Ventriie (TP), and previously, Toreador (PL),
contributing towards The Consortium 1000 Lord Protector goal (now 938), it is time to
"close down" The Dark Wards.  You may see Damien and/or Black Priest in Tempe 2013 as
they are promising "maxed-out" Initiatives.
     Thanks for putting up with a Darkholmian style Consortium.  It has been fun.
                    The Consortium Elders

P.S. We congratulate Ventriie on his 16th DM Title.  He is not retired.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  BODY LANGUAGE caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CLARISSA TEAL and was awarded 10 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BLAMMO put down 
GLINDORA, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, VENTRIIE has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail TRAKE 
DARROWS, Duelmaster of ZUKAL!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in 
duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  MIDNIGHT take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in ZUKAL.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357           13  10  0   127       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIDNIGHT 5568                16   2  0   114       BATTEL BLADES (516)
 BARELY LEGAL 5584            10   1  0   113       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 BLAMMO 5571                  25  25  2   106       BLUE MOON (381)
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             8   1  0   100       QUEEN (522)
 DEBARROWS 5121               16  19  0    99       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             23  25  0    94       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FUNK 5589               21  23  2    88       BLUE MOON (381)
 GLINDORA 5118                12  22  1    78       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       7  48  0    69       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCIFER 5652                  6   1  0    66       DARK WARDS (451)
-BLACK PRIEST 5650             9   1  0    63       DARK WARDS (451)
 PORTHOS 5373                  7   4  0    57       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHOS 5366                   10   5  3    49       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAERIE KING 5681              2   0  0    26       QUEEN (522)
 BODY LANGUAGE 5631            3   8  1    25       QUEEN (522)
 FREDDIE 5682                  2   0  2    24       QUEEN (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAMIEN 5651                   3   1  0    23       DARK WARDS (451)
 CLARISSA TEAL 5663            4   8  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
-THE GREY GHOST 5674           2   1  0     7       DARK WARDS (451)
 THE TALL MAN 5683             0   1  0     1       BLUE MOON (381)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      FREDDIE 5682          710  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- What happened to the great Blue Moon?  I remember when Blue Moon was the
team to beat. -- Verol, manager of Crimson Death

     Glad to have a manager name for your team!

Through the Window -- I thought you had learned your lesson the first time.  Are you
hoping that the third time will be the charm? -- Debarrows

Jed Tarran Dapp -- You must have been too excited about gratuating because you were
not focused on our fight.  Next time, do not celibrate early. However, congrats. --
Trake Darrows

Blue Funk -- I am shocked that I won.  You just let me win, didn't you? -- Glindora

Lucifer -- Nobody told me I was going to fight the devil. -- Athos

Our congratulations to Ventriie, but don't let it go to your head!  You may be most
successful here in Zukal, but on the Isle, you'll just be one of the crowd. -- Jorja
and Blue Moon

Ventriie -- And I, for one, will be glad to see you as one of THAT crowd instead of
this one.  Uh, nothing PERSONAL, of course, it's a style thing. -- Blue Streak

Katana -- I'm not up to your weight.  Ah, figurative weight!  You're deliciously
slim, of course.  Just... you're a Lady Protector, and I am so definitely NOT. --
Blammo

Trake Darrows -- Good work. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

Glindora -- Might you be kin to the wicked witch of the north? -- Blue Funk

Body Language -- I did NOT like those comments! -- Clarissa Teal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEBARROWS was outwaited by MIDNIGHT in a 14 minute master's Challenge fight.
GLINDORA was demolished by BLAMMO in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BARELY LEGAL devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
TRAKE DARROWS subdued BLUE STREAK in a 1 minute master's Title competition.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was savagely defeated by BLUE FUNK in a 1 minute struggle.
ATHOS savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
PORTHOS overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BODY LANGUAGE defeated CLARISSA TEAL in a exciting 1 minute gruesome fight.
FREDDIE executed MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FAERIE KING demolished THE TALL MAN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   2 -  0      91  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  15 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  27 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 710 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TRAKE DARROWS 5357         13  10  0  127 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
TOTAL PARRY      MIDNIGHT 5568              16   2  0  114 BATTEL BLADES (516)
STRIKING ATTACK  BARELY LEGAL 5584          10   1  0  113 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
BASHING ATTACK   PORTHOS 5373                7   4  0   57 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATHOS 5366                 10   5  3   49 CRIMSON DEATH (471)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 BLUE FUNK 5589.  The ten other most popular fighters were ATHOS 5366, BODY 
LANGUAGE 5631, DEBARROWS 5121, BLAMMO 5571, BARELY LEGAL 5584, TRAKE DARROWS 5357, 
BLUE STREAK 5574, PORTHOS 5373, FAERIE KING 5681, and GLINDORA 5118.

The least popular fighter this week was MIDNIGHT 5568.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE TALL MAN 5683, FREDDIE 5682, CLARISSA TEAL 5663, THROUGH THE WINDOW 
5398, GLINDORA 5118, FAERIE KING 5681, PORTHOS 5373, BLUE STREAK 5574, TRAKE DARROWS 
5357, and BARELY LEGAL 5584.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLAMMO (9-5571) BLUE MOON (381)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

VENTRIIE (9-4987) DARK WARDS (451)