DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2013    Duedate: 06/03/2013

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-723

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RECOIL
SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
(9-5641) [15-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RECOIL                         ODDLY ELEGANT
SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)          DEVIATION (523)
(9-5641) [15-5-0,108]          (9-5624) [6-2-0,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUARTZ                         KING RAT
RED FURY (318)                 QUEEN (522)
(9-4242) [10-13-1,63]          (9-5715) [2-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIATION (523)             56
2. BLUE MOON (381)             33      SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
3. SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)       26      Unchartered Team
4. QUEEN (522)                  4
5. PAPERBOYS (502)             -4      DEVIATION (523)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     56  35  0 61.5   1/ 1 RED FURY (318)           10  5 0
 2/ 2*DEVIATION (523)           12   8  0 60.0   2/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)    10  5 0
 3/ 4 QUEEN (522)               69  52  5 57.0   3/ 4 QUEEN (522)               5  4 0
 4/ 5 RED FURY (318)           134 129  9 51.0   4/ 6*DEVIATION (523)           4  3 0
 5/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          857 %1018 28 45.7   5/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)           4 11 0
 6/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)            9  59  0 13.2   6/ 5 PAPERBOYS (502)           1  2 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 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 679): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): AXEL of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 712): MORRIS ORMRAN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 713): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 710): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): MUFFY STOFELES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 654): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 547): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 508): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 494): URIK DARKHEART of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 611): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 679): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 712): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 713): VISIONIS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 710): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 654): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 547): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 494): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 611): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, 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  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 710): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
                          BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): SAMPSON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 547): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Thank you for a wonderful time here in Zukal.  I am off to the Isle where I hope
to continue my winning ways.  Stillgard wants me to go to Home Guard to prepare
myself for the dangerous Talahya.  Farewell Zukal! -- Ardsheal

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUKAL, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  BLUE MOON had cause to celebrate, after PICASSO got 
15 points by beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
KWEE ZUN ART was winsome, after beating MERCURY and seeing him lose 8 points.  In 
ZUKAL, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, 
RECOIL.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging 
dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     And how sociable are ZUKAL's warriors?  Come, let us see.  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!  If challenges were horses, THROUGH THE WINDOW could 
open up a fast food joint!  Call 'im brash!  Call 'im brassy!  Call 'im brave!  Call 
'im sassy!  ODDLY ELEGANT will face THROUGH THE WINDOW, up by 31.  Aaaah, just call 
'im dead meat.  Not to smear a reputation, but PAPERBOYS must be a little surprised, 
as THROUGH THE WINDOW blew it when facing ODDLY ELEGANT, 31 points below him.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not despair!  I 
shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RECOIL 5641                  15   5  0   108       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BICYCLE RACE 5609             9   2  0    96       QUEEN (522)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCALES 5637                  14   6  0    90       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398       9  59  0    86       PAPERBOYS (502)
 ODDLY ELEGANT 5624            6   2  0    86       DEVIATION (523)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANG 5654                     9   4  0    73       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUARTZ 4242                  10  13  1    63       RED FURY (318)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STING 4361                    8   1  0    53       RED FURY (318)
 KWEE ZUN ART 5621             6   0  0    51       DEVIATION (523)
 TERM 5690                     9   1  0    45       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
 CHANTAL 5714                  3   1  0    41       BLUE MOON (381)
 WATSON 5695                   5   2  0    39       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUMINESCENCE 5704             3   3  0    31       RED FURY (318)
 MERCURY 5692                  7   3  0    29       QUEEN (522)
 WILKERSON 5694                3   6  0    29       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE TALL MAN 5683             6   8  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)
 PICASSO 5693                  2   7  0    25       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALILEO 5706                  2   3  1    23       QUEEN (522)
 RIGEL STONE 5686              2  10  2    18       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLAZAR 5705                   2   4  0    15       RED FURY (318)
 KING RAT 5715                 2   1  0    15       QUEEN (522)
 IM THE TRIED & TRUE 5625      0   1  0    15       DEVIATION (523)
-RED SPECIAL 5720              1   0  0    11       QUEEN (522)
 SMOT POKER 5622               0   2  0     6       DEVIATION (523)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I am a little grumpy that I did not get my turn yet.  It's Wednesday so I am
mailing it in without results. -- Stillgard

Ardsheal -- We see you now, and we congratulate you! -- Jorja and the Blue Moon

Sting -- If your hatchet bites, maybe you should try smacking it with a rolled up
newspaper? -- The Tall Man

Oddly Elegant -- Well, that WAS an oddly elegant defeat.  But I don't need another, I
appreciate it just fine as it stands. -- Wilkerson

Sting -- Yes, you are correct, it bites.  I will try the rolled up newsletter if we
meet again, but it seems too... symbolic and non-forceful.  Hmm. -- Chantal

Watson -- Have you considered going back to Afghanistan or wherever it was? -- The
Tall Man

Term -- Tcha. -- Picasso

Mercury -- And you wrap up an oh-fer turn for us.  Which sounds better than saying
that *I* wrapped it up. -- Rigel Stone

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ODDLY ELEGANT devastated THROUGH THE WINDOW in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KWEE ZUN ART demolished MERCURY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ARDSHEAL was defeated by RECOIL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Title duel.
SCALES defeated QUARTZ in a 2 minute fight.
FANG was savagely defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 6 minute bloody competition.
STING won victory over WILKERSON in a 1 minute fight.
TERM devastated THE TALL MAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CHANTAL viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
WATSON vanquished BLAZAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LUMINESCENCE overpowered RIGEL STONE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
PICASSO overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SMOT POKER was viciously subdued by KING RAT in a exciting 2 minute novice's bout.
GALILEO devastated IM THE TRIED & TRUE 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        35 -  28 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  16 -  2      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 723 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     AIMED BLOW         3 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RECOIL 5641                15   5  0  108 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCALES 5637                14   6  0   90 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
WALL OF STEEL    ODDLY ELEGANT 5624          6   2  0   86 DEVIATION (523)
SLASHING ATTACK  STING 4361                  8   1  0   53 RED FURY (318)
AIMED BLOW       TERM 5690                   9   1  0   45 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
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 
KING RAT 5715.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCALES 5637, ODDLY ELEGANT 
5624, QUARTZ 4242, RECOIL 5641, STING 4361, TERM 5690, CHANTAL 5714, KWEE ZUN ART 
5621, LUMINESCENCE 5704, and PICASSO 5693.

The least popular fighter this week was IM THE TRIED & TRUE 5625.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were SMOT POKER 5622, RIGEL STONE 5686, BLAZAR 5705, THE TALL 
MAN 5683, WILKERSON 5694, FANG 5654, MERCURY 5692, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, WATSON 
5695, and GALILEO 5706.

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

ARDSHEAL (9-4183) RED FURY (318)