DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/04/2012    Duedate: 12/17/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-711

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAKE DARROWS
CRIMSON DEATH (471)
(9-5357) [14-10-0,142]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAKE DARROWS                  POSITION IS EMPTY
CRIMSON DEATH (471)            
(9-5357) [14-10-0,142]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    TRAKE DARROWS
BLUE MOON (381)                CRIMSON DEATH (471)
(9-5574) [24-25-0,107]         (9-5357) [14-10-0,142]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMSON DEATH (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEEN (522)                 31
2. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         23      IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             19      Unchartered Team
4. IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)     6
5. PAPERBOYS (502)              1      ROADKILL B (284)

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)  11   1  0 91.7   1/ 1 CRIMSON DEATH (471)      10  5 0
 2- 2 DARK WARDS (451)         165  75  5 68.8   2/ 3 QUEEN (522)               7  1 2
 3/ 3 BATTEL BLADES (516)       32  16  0 66.7   3/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 QUEEN (522)               45  31  3 59.2   4/ 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       3  1 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          838 978 26 46.1   5/ 6 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  2  0 0
 6/ 6 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       79  95  8 45.4   6- 2 DARK WARDS (451)          2  1 0
 7/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            7  49  0 12.5   7/ 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 710): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 655): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 700): YEATS of DEAD POETS (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 698): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 642): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 535): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): JERMOME BETTIS of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 496): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 482): TIGER JONSALMIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 599): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 655): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 700): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 698): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 642): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 535): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 496): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 482): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 599): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): BLAMMO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 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.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I must say this is quite a surprise.  I did not see that I was to become
Duelmaster so soon.  I figured I would slowly rise in the ranks.  Who will best me
and become my archenemy now?  I know you are all coming for me, so I best train 
harder.

                                          -- Trake Darrows

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZUKAL since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Hmmmph!  I always thought DARK 
WARDS was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  What's with FREDDIE?  
He actually beat CRIMSON DEATH's ATHOS, and walked away with 22 more points from the 
fight.  Laughs were big at BLUE MOON while they watched BLUE STREAK clobber 
DEBARROWS.  He lost 13 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
MIDNIGHT was reminded on the sands why TRAKE DARROWS is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, CRIMSON DEATH!  The 
bums at PAPERBOYS couldn't face the challenges from CRIMSON DEATH!  No excuse for 
that!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAKE DARROWS 5357           14  10  0   142       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARELY LEGAL 5584            11   1  0   119       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             24  25  0   107       BLUE MOON (381)
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             8   1  0   100       QUEEN (522)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                16   3  0    96       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FUNK 5589               21  24  2    89       BLUE MOON (381)
 GLINDORA 5118                13  22  1    89       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBARROWS 5121               16  20  0    86       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 PORTHOS 5373                  8   4  0    71       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       7  49  0    70       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)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDDIE 5682                  3   0  2    46       QUEEN (522)
 ATHOS 5366                   10   6  3    45       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BODY LANGUAGE 5631            4   8  1    34       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAERIE KING 5681              2   0  0    26       QUEEN (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAMIEN 5651                   3   1  0    23       DARK WARDS (451)
 CLARISSA TEAL 5663            4   9  0    21       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE TALL MAN 5683             1   1  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)
-THE GREY GHOST 5674           2   1  0     7       DARK WARDS (451)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Midnight -- After all of my hard work to break that shield you hid behind, you hit me
a few times when I am exhausted and win the match.  If I had managed a few more hits,
I would have won. -- Debarrows

Gladiatorial Officials -- I want opponents!  Not this captured orc.  Should have
killed this worthless creature when you caught him. -- Athos

     And had the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Orcs on our necks?  As if!

Blue Streak -- Sorry about the near death.  I was in the moment.  Hope you like the
get well card and flowers I sent to you in the infirmary.  I can't have you die, I
learn too much from you. -- Trake Darrows

Blammo -- Glad you are leaving soon.  Don't want to go another round with you. --
Glindora

Fratsfa Slave -- Your master should just kill you, you beg too often. -- Porthos

Verol -- "The great Blue Moon"?  Are you talking about MY team?  Ah... it waxes and
wanes.  Yeah, that's what it does.  Moons do. -- Jorja

Trake Darrows -- The advice would be good, if a "next time" were at all likely.  But
I am retiring. -- Jed Tarran Dapp

Glindora -- Right! -- Blue Funk

Glindora -- You should be glad I didn't know I was supposed to carry a large shield!
I'd've smashed you flat.  And I don't even LIKE large shields. -- Blammo

Trake Darrows -- That's what I was cussing, you bet. -- Blue Streak

Through the Window -- Weren't you supposed to learn something? -- Blue Funk
P.S.  Jed said we should teach you skills.  I *tried*, you know.

Body Language -- You elves speak a foreign language. -- Clarissa Teal
P.S.  Like, what does it mean when you raise your right arm a little, keep the wrist
limp, and flick the little finger?  I didn't get that signal at all.

Faerie King -- What kind of introduction to dueling was THAT? -- The Tall Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BARELY LEGAL viciously subdued BLAMMO in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
TRAKE DARROWS viciously subdued MIDNIGHT in a 5 minute veteran's Title match.
DEBARROWS was devastated by BLUE STREAK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was savagely defeated by PORTHOS in a 2 minute competition.
GLINDORA bested BLUE FUNK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
ATHOS was defeated by FREDDIE in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner upset melee.
BODY LANGUAGE overpowered CLARISSA TEAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE TALL MAN defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   3 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  17 -  2      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  28 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 711 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         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         14  10  0  142 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
STRIKING ATTACK  BARELY LEGAL 5584          11   1  0  119 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
TOTAL PARRY      MIDNIGHT 5568              16   3  0   96 BATTEL BLADES (516)
BASHING ATTACK   PORTHOS 5373                8   4  0   71 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
AIMED BLOW       FREDDIE 5682                3   0  2   46 QUEEN (522)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATHOS 5366                 10   6  3   45 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
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 TRAKE DARROWS 5357.  The ten other most popular fighters were PORTHOS 5373, 
ATHOS 5366, FREDDIE 5682, BARELY LEGAL 5584, GLINDORA 5118, MIDNIGHT 5568, BLUE 
STREAK 5574, BODY LANGUAGE 5631, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, and BLUE FUNK 5589.

The least popular fighter this week was CLARISSA TEAL 5663.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DEBARROWS 5121, THE TALL MAN 5683, BLUE FUNK 5589, THROUGH THE 
WINDOW 5398, BODY LANGUAGE 5631, BLUE STREAK 5574, MIDNIGHT 5568, GLINDORA 5118, 
BARELY LEGAL 5584, and FREDDIE 5682.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TRAKE DARROWS (9-5357) CRIMSON DEATH (471)

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

BLAMMO (9-5571) BLUE MOON (381)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium