DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/07/2013    Duedate: 05/20/2013

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-722

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARDSHEAL
RED FURY (318)
(9-4183) [18-11-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARDSHEAL                       ODDLY ELEGANT
RED FURY (318)                 DEVIATION (523)
(9-4183) [18-11-0,117]         (9-5624) [5-2-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUARTZ                         STING
RED FURY (318)                 RED FURY (318)
(9-4242) [10-12-1,57]          (9-4361) [7-1-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RED FURY (318)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)       25
2. RED FURY (318)              24      SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
3. DEVIATION (523)             19      Unchartered Team
4. PAPERBOYS (502)              8
5. QUEEN (522)                  7      DEVIATION (523)

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)  14   1  0 93.3   1/ 1 RED FURY (318)           12  3 0
 2/ 3*DEVIATION (523)           10   6  0 62.5   2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     7  7 0
 3/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     52  34  0 60.5   3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 1
 4/ 5 QUEEN (522)               67  51  5 56.8   4/ 4 QUEEN (522)               4  6 0
 5/ 6 RED FURY (318)           132 126  9 51.2   5/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           2  1 0
 6/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          855 %1015 28 45.7   6/ 6*DEVIATION (523)           2  1 0
 7/ 9 PAPERBOYS (502)            9  58  0 13.4   7- 5 IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)  1  0 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 721): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): TAFFY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 677): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): SHE'S A JAR of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 721): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 677): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 722): ELEVENTH of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): MORGUE of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          WINTERSONG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 701): WARTLESS WITCH of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
                           GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hmmmm, where to begin.  I could tell you of the dark depths which my life began,
the eternal everyday struggle for life.  It was by no means guaranteed that I would
survive.  In those dark days past I happened upon the "sharp ones," as I called them
back then.  Sure, you could say I didn't actually find them--maybe they found me.  I
call them Taj and Sikil.  How did I come upon those names?  Perhaps they were spoken
to me; I do not recall, it was dark back then.  It is enough that they helped me live
and prosper here in Zukal.  I have fought many hard battles and faced dangerous
opponents here on the sands.  With great humility I accept the title of Duelmaster of
this great arena.
     Special thanks for my accomplishment goes out to my teammates.  Without their
help I would not be here.  Stillgard, you have my eternal gratitude for finding me.
     Zukal!  See me now!
                                          -- Ardsheal

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZUKAL.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for 
WATSON, who pummelled THE TALL MAN, to pocket 21 points.  GALILEO certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to KWEE ZUN ART and losing 10 points in 
the process!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by RECOIL, of 
SERPENTS HOLD 3, who despite a 14-5-0 couldn't overcome ZUKAL's Number 1.  Word has 
it one team in ZUKAL is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death. 
I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of RED FURY, alone and unchallenged.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, DEVIATION scurried away from RED FURY.  Oh, the 
shame!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  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                  
 ARDSHEAL 4183                18  11  0   117       RED FURY (318)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARELY LEGAL 5584            14   1  0   160       IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (518)
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             9   2  0    96       QUEEN (522)
 RECOIL 5641                  14   5  0    95       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       9  58  0    90       PAPERBOYS (502)
 SCALES 5637                  13   6  0    88       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 FANG 5654                     9   3  0    77       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ODDLY ELEGANT 5624            5   2  0    59       DEVIATION (523)
 QUARTZ 4242                  10  12  1    57       RED FURY (318)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STING 4361                    7   1  0    51       RED FURY (318)
 KWEE ZUN ART 5621             5   0  0    38       DEVIATION (523)
 TERM 5690                     8   1  0    37       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 MERCURY 5692                  7   2  0    37       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATSON 5695                   4   2  0    32       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 CHANTAL 5714                  2   1  0    29       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE TALL MAN 5683             6   7  0    25       BLUE MOON (381)
 WILKERSON 5694                3   5  0    25       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMINESCENCE 5704             2   3  0    22       RED FURY (318)
 BLAZAR 5705                   2   3  0    21       RED FURY (318)
 GALILEO 5706                  1   3  1    18       QUEEN (522)
 RIGEL STONE 5686              2   9  2    17       BLUE MOON (381)
 RED SPECIAL 5720              1   0  0    11       QUEEN (522)
 PICASSO 5693                  1   7  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
 KING RAT 5715                 1   1  0     8       QUEEN (522)
 SMOT POKER 5622               0   1  0     5       DEVIATION (523)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chantal -- Ya, youse got me.  I need a beer, eh. -- Blazar

Galileo -- Woot!  A skill and a rating. -- Quartz

The Tall Man -- Beware the bite of my hatchet! -- Sting

Blazar -- Well, of course.  I can't SEE you down there. -- The Tall Man

Stillgard -- I know.  Jorja's annoyed about it.  I swear it isn't anything I *mean*
to do, but something just gets *hold* of me when step out onto the sands. -- Rigel
Stone

Sting -- Oh, yes, short and vicious.  The two seem to go together.  If you could
train up your SZ, you might find yourself calmer. -- The Tall Man

Term -- How is it that you're serpentine?  I'm not seeing this. -- Rigel Stone
P.S.  Team themes can be... a bit much after a while, can't they?

Mercury -- It won't make me cut off my ear, you know. -- Picasso
P.S.  And don't you do it for me!  I need 'em both for balance.

Watson -- What else can I say?  The game's afoot. -- Wilkerson

Blazar -- Ah!  That seems to work.  Thanks. -- Chantal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KWEE ZUN ART devastated GALILEO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ARDSHEAL won victory over RECOIL in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
FANG was luckily beaten by THROUGH THE WINDOW in a 3 minute bloody expert's fight.
SCALES devastated QUARTZ in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ODDLY ELEGANT demolished WILKERSON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
STING viciously subdued CHANTAL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal fight.
THE TALL MAN was devastated by WATSON in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
TERM handily defeated PICASSO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MERCURY vanquished RIGEL STONE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LUMINESCENCE won victory over KING RAT in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
BLAZAR overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
SMOT POKER was overpowered by RED SPECIAL in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        33 -  25 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  2      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 722 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ARDSHEAL 4183              18  11  0  117 RED FURY (318)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RECOIL 5641                14   5  0   95 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCALES 5637                13   6  0   88 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
WALL OF STEEL    ODDLY ELEGANT 5624          5   2  0   59 DEVIATION (523)
SLASHING ATTACK  STING 4361                  7   1  0   51 RED FURY (318)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUARTZ 4242.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
STING 4361.  The ten other most popular fighters were FANG 5654, SCALES 5637, TERM 
5690, MERCURY 5692, LUMINESCENCE 5704, RED SPECIAL 5720, KWEE ZUN ART 5621, ARDSHEAL 
4183, ODDLY ELEGANT 5624, and WATSON 5695.

The least popular fighter this week was RIGEL STONE 5686.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PICASSO 5693, THE TALL MAN 5683, QUARTZ 4242, THROUGH THE 
WINDOW 5398, RECOIL 5641, GALILEO 5706, SMOT POKER 5622, KING RAT 5715, CHANTAL 5714, 
and WILKERSON 5694.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ARDSHEAL (9-4183) RED FURY (318)