DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2012    Duedate: 12/31/2012

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-712

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE STREAK
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5574) [25-25-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE STREAK                    REBEL YELL
BLUE MOON (381)                BATTLE CRIES (528)
(9-5574) [25-25-0,109]         (9-5672) [1-0-0,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    BODY LANGUAGE
BLUE MOON (381)                QUEEN (522)
(9-5574) [25-25-0,109]         (9-5631) [5-8-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMSON DEATH (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         28
2. BLUE MOON (381)             14      BATTEL BLADES (516)
3. QUEEN (522)                 13      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLE CRIES (528)           9
5. PAPERBOYS (502)              1      BATTLE CRIES (528)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BATTLE CRIES (528)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       9  6 1
 2- 1 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  11   1  0 91.7   2/ 2 QUEEN (522)               7  1 1
 3/ 3 BATTEL BLADES (516)       32  17  0 65.3   3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 4/ 4 QUEEN (522)               47  32  3 59.5   4- 5 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  2  0 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          840 981 26 46.1   5/ 0*BATTLE CRIES (528)        1  0 0
 6/ 6 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       82  97  9 45.8   6/ 4 BATTEL BLADES (516)       1  2 0
 7/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            7  50  0 12.3   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 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 713): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 657): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 707): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 701): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 702): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 699): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 695): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 684): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): 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 574): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 559): PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 541): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 536): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUN STROKE of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 497): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 491): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 483): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 600): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 713): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 657): ARCANE ROYALTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 707): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 701): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 702): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 699): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 695): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 684): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): 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 574): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 559): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 541): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 536): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 497): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 491): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 483): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 600): DEAD WE SUCK (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
              (turn 710): BLAMMO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 657): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): JOHN DERE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My reign was short lived.  Midnight, who do you know on the Gladiatorial
Commission?  After our fight, I was quickly given a note from the Arenamaster.  I
guess since you can not kill your way to the top, you will bribe officials to get
your opponents out of your way.  Well, at least I will not have to worry about dying
anymore.  This of course could be my famous last words.  I think I will go find Jed
and have a drink with him at the local tavern.

                 Trake Darrows

P.S.  Celebration at the Broken Window Tavern for my graduation.  All drinks provided
by Crimson Deathe.  All weapons must stay on person (for protection against the
bouncer, Through the Window).  All brawls and bloodfeuds are welcomed.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUKAL, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  CRIMSON DEATH had cause to celebrate, after ATHOS got 
21 points by beating FREDDIE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, ROVING DEMON 
was winsome, after beating PORTHOS and seeing him lose 11 points.  MIDNIGHT found out 
that ZUKAL isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in ZUKAL avoid BLUE MOON.  Like a pup with its tail between its 
legs, BATTLE CRIES scurried away from BLUE MOON.  Oh, the shame!  Place your bets!  
THROUGH THE WINDOW is the long shot of the week:  they challenged BLUE STREAK, up by 
37.  Soopreyes, soopreyes!  THROUGH THE WINDOW emerges from the fray 1 points the 
richer.  Good show, THROUGH THE WINDOW!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  I hear FREDDIE 
of QUEEN tired of the battles and was thinking of becoming a priest.  ATHOS of 
CRIMSON DEATH saved him the effort of getting references.  Oh hard!  that to strike a 
flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  ZUKAL, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Blue Boar Inn.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE STREAK 5574             25  25  0   109       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARELY LEGAL 5584            11   1  0   119       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 GLINDORA 5118                14  22  1   100       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             8   1  0   100       QUEEN (522)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                16   4  0    93       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FUNK 5589               21  25  2    90       BLUE MOON (381)
 DEBARROWS 5121               16  21  0    79       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       7  50  0    71       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHOS 5366                   11   6  4    66       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 PORTHOS 5373                  8   5  0    60       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BODY LANGUAGE 5631            5   8  1    48       QUEEN (522)
 FAERIE KING 5681              3   0  0    35       QUEEN (522)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLARISSA TEAL 5663            4  10  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE TALL MAN 5683             2   1  0    17       BLUE MOON (381)
 REBEL YELL 5672               1   0  0     9       BATTLE CRIES (528)
 RIGEL STONE 5686              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?
FREDDIE 5682            3  1 2 QUEEN 522            ATHOS 5366            712   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Porthos -- Well, once you got going you really got going. -- Window

Blue Funk -- I only teach those that let me win. -- Window

Our congratulations to Trake Darrows. -- Jorja and the Blue Moon

Trake Darrows -- That's how it goes in the arena, on top of it all one minute, near
death the next. -- Blue Streak

Glindora -- Well, you won't have to. -- Blammo

Barely Legal -- You didn't tell me you were bringing your daddy's shotgun. -- Blammo

Debarrows -- That made my day. -- Blue Streak
P.S.  I wasn't scheduled for special teaching today.

Glindora -- *I* think you worsted me, not bested me. -- Blue Funk

Body Language -- You keep saying the most awful things! -- Clarissa Teal

Do I care about a Mordant Deserter?  Very little. -- the Tall Man

Blue Streak -- You were as fast as lighting and hit like thunder.  I think I need to
be faster than light. -- Debarrows

Gladiatorial Officials -- Thank you for the opponent, however, next time I am going
to keep my mouth shut. -- Athos

Freddie -- Why are you running around with that much armor?  Are you too afraid of
taking a scratch?  I am sure Porthos will have some fun with you. -- Athos

Blue Funk -- I am glad my Blue Funk is over.  I finally have some kind of winning
streak. -- Glindora

Throug the Window -- I hammer in the morning.  I hammer in the evening.  I also
hammer Through the Window. -- Porthos

Jorja -- Yes, moons do waxes and wanes, but also a blue moon happens once in a while.
Is this what your team name suggets?  Your team wins once in a Blue Moon? -- Verol

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THROUGH THE WINDOW was devastated by BLUE STREAK in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
TRAKE DARROWS viciously subdued MIDNIGHT in a exciting 6 minute gory expert's battle.
PORTHOS was vanquished by ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DEBARROWS was defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 6 minute bloody one-sided fight.
GLINDORA devastated BLUE FUNK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
FREDDIE was executed by ATHOS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BODY LANGUAGE savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 5 minute melee.
FAERIE KING vanquished CLARISSA TEAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
THE TALL MAN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
REBEL YELL outlasted RIGEL STONE in a popular 7 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   4 -  0      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  15 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  2      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  18 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 712 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MIDNIGHT 5568              16   4  0   93 BATTEL BLADES (516)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATHOS 5366                 11   6  4   66 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
BASHING ATTACK   PORTHOS 5373                8   5  0   60 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 BODY LANGUAGE 5631.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIGEL STONE 
5686, DEBARROWS 5121, GLINDORA 5118, BLUE STREAK 5574, MIDNIGHT 5568, ATHOS 5366, 
FAERIE KING 5681, BLUE FUNK 5589, THE TALL MAN 5683, and THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.

The least popular fighter this week was REBEL YELL 5672.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CLARISSA TEAL 5663, FREDDIE 5682, PORTHOS 5373, THROUGH THE WINDOW 
5398, THE TALL MAN 5683, BLUE FUNK 5589, FAERIE KING 5681, ATHOS 5366, MIDNIGHT 5568, 
and BLUE STREAK 5574.

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

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