DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2013    Duedate: 01/14/2013

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-713

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GLINDORA
CRIMSON DEATH (471)
(9-5118) [15-22-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GLINDORA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
CRIMSON DEATH (471)            
(9-5118) [15-22-1,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLUE STREAK                    ATHOS
BLUE MOON (381)                CRIMSON DEATH (471)
(9-5574) [25-26-0,101]         (9-5366) [12-6-4,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMSON DEATH (471)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMSON DEATH (471)         38
2. SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)       35      BATTEL BLADES (516)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)       23      Unchartered Team
4. BATTEL BLADES (516)          4
5. PAPERBOYS (502)              1      MURDER BY NUMBERS (384)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BATTLE CRIES (528)         1   0  0  100   1/ 1 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       9  5 1
 2- 2 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  11   1  0 91.7   2/ 2 QUEEN (522)               6  3 0
 3/ 3 BATTEL BLADES (516)       33  17  0 66.0   3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 4/ 4 QUEEN (522)               49  34  3 59.0   4/ 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     3  2 0
 5/ 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     24  21  0 53.3   5- 5*BATTLE CRIES (528)        1  0 0
 6/ 6 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       85  98  9 46.4   6- 4 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  1  0 0
 7/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          841 985 26 46.1   7/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     1  1 0
 8/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     22  29  4 43.1   8/ 6 BATTEL BLADES (516)       1  2 0
 9/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            7  51  0 12.1   9/ 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 712): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 659): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): DEATHSTALKER of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 702): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 703): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 644): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): DRAKEN-KORIN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): DARTH VADAR of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 537): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUN STROKE of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 601): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 712): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 659): ARCANE ROYALTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 702): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 703): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 644): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 537): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 601): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): JOHN DERE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MOTHIAS 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  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): FENWRIST of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
                          PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You slipped up, Through the Window!  I won, but I also got a skill off you.  Of
course, you were supposed to get a skill, too.  Next time, pay attention.

                                    Blue Streak

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUKAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  DEBARROWS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BICYCLE RACE and was awarded 25 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DEBARROWS put down 
BICYCLE RACE, causing him to lose 21 points of recognition in the process.  Who here 
was not present for the title fight this week as GLINDORA boldly challenged BLUE 
STREAK in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned out in 
honor of GLINDORA, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZUKAL 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUKAL "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  ZUKAL, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names 
of thy guilds is CRIMSON DEATH, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of PAPERBOYS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  MIDNIGHT take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in ZUKAL.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, 
it seems that ATHOS posted a challenge against the more highly recognized BLUE FUNK.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ATHOS subdued BLUE FUNK.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUKAL as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLINDORA 5118                15  22  1   111       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARELY LEGAL 5584            11   1  0   119       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
 DEBARROWS 5121               17  21  0   104       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLUE STREAK 5574             25  26  0   101       BLUE MOON (381)
 MIDNIGHT 5568                17   4  0    97       BATTEL BLADES (516)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE FUNK 5589               21  26  2    91       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ATHOS 5366                   12   6  4    84       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BICYCLE RACE 5609             8   2  0    79       QUEEN (522)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       7  51  0    72       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RECOIL 5641                   8   2  0    64       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 SCALES 5637                   8   2  0    60       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 FANG 5654                     5   1  0    57       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BODY LANGUAGE 5631            5   9  1    48       QUEEN (522)
 KEPLER 4552                   4   6  0    47       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 FAERIE KING 5681              4   0  0    46       QUEEN (522)
 PORTHOS 5373                  8   6  0    44       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLARISSA TEAL 5663            5  10  0    28       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLONYC 5429                   1   0  0    20       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
-BEETHOVEN 4555                3   5  1    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
-VINRY 5427                    1   0  1    11       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 HANGMAN 5627                  1   0  0    11       QUEEN (522)
-REBEL YELL 5672               1   0  0     9       BATTLE CRIES (528)
 THE TALL MAN 5683             2   2  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)
 RIGEL STONE 5686              0   2  0     2       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   
BYE 5688                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  STONE GOLEM           713  NONE
SEE YA 5689             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  WURM KIN              713  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Blue Streak -- I sure cursed a blue steak when you one hit me. -- Window

Trake Darrows -- If you made me the bouncer I'd end up getting thrown through the
window. -- Window

Debarrows -- Faster than light might be good, except that it would leave you fighting
in the dark, and everyone knows that's a bad idea. -- Blue Streak

Glindora -- You gotta take it where you find it. -- Blue Funk

Verol -- Well, the name was originally chose because the team roll-up was the kind
one only got once in a blue moon.  Lots of potential.  Most of them died young.
Now... yeah, you might say the team only wins now and then. -- Jorja

Glindora -- Regards our most recent match, rats.  Not what I wanted to see. -- Blue
Funk

Faerie King -- Pushy type, aren't you? -- Clarissa Teal

Thieves.  Pah. -- The Tall Man

Rebel Yell -- That long?  I wasn't ready for that.  I'd've brought a lunch. -- Rigel
Stone

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

SEE YA was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
GLINDORA handily defeated BLUE STREAK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
THROUGH THE WINDOW was vanquished by MIDNIGHT in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
ATHOS subdued BLUE FUNK in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge competition.
BICYCLE RACE was devastated by DEBARROWS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PORTHOS was overcome by FANG in a action packed 1 minute fight.
RECOIL viciously subdued KEPLER in a 6 minute gruesome duel.
SCALES slimly won victory over BODY LANGUAGE in a action packed 1 minute fight.
FAERIE KING vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CLARISSA TEAL overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
THE TALL MAN was overpowered by GLONYC in a 1 minute one-sided match.
RIGEL STONE was devastated by HANGMAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   4 -  0      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  16 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  28 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 713 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MIDNIGHT 5568              17   4  0   97 BATTEL BLADES (516)
LUNGING ATTACK   ATHOS 5366                 12   6  4   84 CRIMSON DEATH (471)
BASHING ATTACK   BICYCLE RACE 5609           8   2  0   79 QUEEN (522)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RECOIL 5641                 8   2  0   64 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
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 BYE 5688.  The ten other most popular fighters were ATHOS 5366, GLINDORA 
5118, FANG 5654, RECOIL 5641, KEPLER 4552, SCALES 5637, BODY LANGUAGE 5631, DEBARROWS 
5121, PORTHOS 5373, and FAERIE KING 5681.

The least popular fighter this week was THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RIGEL STONE 5686, THE TALL MAN 5683, BICYCLE RACE 5609, BLUE 
FUNK 5589, BLUE STREAK 5574, SEE YA 5689, CLARISSA TEAL 5663, MIDNIGHT 5568, HANGMAN 
5627, and GLONYC 5429.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLUE STREAK (9-5574) BLUE MOON (381)