DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/19/2013    Duedate: 12/02/2013

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-736

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WATSON
SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
(9-5695) [16-4-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WATSON                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)          
(9-5695) [16-4-0,119]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KING RAT                       WATSON
QUEEN (522)                    SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
(9-5715) [13-3-0,69]           (9-5695) [16-4-0,119]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

QUEEN (522)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)        6
2. QUEEN (522)                  4      QUEEN (522)
3. BLUE MOON (381)              4      Unchartered Team
4. PAPERBOYS (502)              1
5. KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)       0      THE UNTOUCHABLES (179)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 QUEEN (522)              109  66  7 62.3   1/ 1 QUEEN (522)               9  4 1
 2/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     86  55  1 61.0   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 3/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          878 %1061 29 45.3   3/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)     4  4 0
 4- 5 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    10  21  0 32.3   4- 4 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    2  0 0
 5- 6*KAOS 10-13 (534)           2   6  1 25.0   5/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           1  2 0
 6/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           10  71  0 12.3   6- 5*KAOS 10-13 (534)          1  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 735): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 705): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 583): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SERGEANT 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 735): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 705): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 734): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 725): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 726): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): DEMONSPAWN (Zorsea?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 667): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 853): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 560): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 521): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 507): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 624): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): LITTLE GRAY BIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                       (turn 715): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 558): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  KING RAT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested WILKERSON and was awarded 9 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU MASTER put down 
GALILEO, causing him to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has WATSON in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week 
she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUKAL.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUKAL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is 
mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATSON 5695                  16   4  0   119       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BICYCLE RACE 5609            12   4  1   157       QUEEN (522)
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398      10  71  0   101       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED SPECIAL 5720              9   2  0    76       QUEEN (522)
 KING RAT 5715                13   3  0    69       QUEEN (522)
 GALILEO 5706                 11   7  1    67       QUEEN (522)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FANG 5654                    10   5  0    66       SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         6   4  0    65       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 MERCURY 5692                 16   7  1    60       QUEEN (522)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILKERSON 5694                9  13  0    52       BLUE MOON (381)
 CHANTAL 5714                  8   9  1    51       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE TALL MAN 5683             8  19  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)
 PICASSO 5693                  5  17  0    35       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREAMGORATH 5740              2   0  1    27       KAOS 10-13 (534)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORION STONE 5744              5   1  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         3   4  0    21       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TERM 5690              18  4 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  BICYCLE RACE 5609     735   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Through the Window -- We wish you well in your effort to graduate and note that at
10-70, you are a potent argument against those who would ASSURE us that if you make
it to fifty fights, you will be automatically graduated.  Would that it were true!
Still, good luck. -- Blue Moon

For us, two-three, with wins over standbys and losses to managed gladiators.
Embarrassing, but not particularly surprising. -- Blue Moon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WATSON viciously subdued THROUGH THE WINDOW in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
RED SPECIAL viciously subdued ROVING DEMON in a action packed 1 minute brutal battle.
GALILEO was overpowered by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
WILKERSON was devastated by KING RAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHANTAL subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute competition.
THE TALL MAN was devastated by MERCURY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PICASSO bested OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute match.
ORION STONE bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        31 -  22 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   9 -  2      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 736 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      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       WATSON 5695                16   4  0  119 SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)
LUNGING ATTACK   RED SPECIAL 5720            9   2  0   76 QUEEN (522)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  KING RAT 5715              13   3  0   69 QUEEN (522)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KING RAT 5715.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WATSON 5695.  The ten other most popular fighters were RED SPECIAL 5720, KING RAT 
5715, CHANTAL 5714, MERCURY 5692, PICASSO 5693, ORION STONE 5744, THROUGH THE WINDOW 
5398, GALILEO 5706, WILKERSON 5694, and THE TALL MAN 5683.

The least popular fighter this week was THE TALL MAN 5683.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WILKERSON 5694, GALILEO 5706, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, ORION 
STONE 5744, PICASSO 5693, MERCURY 5692, CHANTAL 5714, KING RAT 5715, RED SPECIAL 
5720, and WATSON 5695.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WATSON (9-5695) SERPENTS HOLD 3 (525)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY LVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CALAVERA 4915 (84-64-0)                7  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BILBO BAGGINNI 5508 (75-33-1)          6  3  0         MIDDLE ITALY         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONSPIRACY 4649 (59-38-1)              8  3  0         STATE OF MIND        
INCISOR 5185 (91-89-1)                 7  3  0         FANGS                
MABUSHI 5548 (43-43-0)                 2  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD 2      
SERIAL MURDERER 990 (32-46-0)          1  3  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KATANA 5570 (27-21-0)                  2  3  0         BATTEL BLADES        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FANG 5654 (10-5-0)                     2  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD 3      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ODDLY ELEGANT 5624 (10-2-0)            2  3  0         DEVIATION            

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARTH MAUL 5725 (0-1-0)                1  3  0         SITH HAPPENS         
ALCIBIADES 5594 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         KRYPTEIA             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FERROUS 5739 (0-0-0)                   5  3  0  DEAD   KAOS 10-13           
GRIMM'S FISHBOWL 5736 (0-0-0)          2  3  0         BLADES OF ORLANDO    
CALLISTA 5636 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         KHORS PRAETORIANS EX 
BUBBA'S BED FORT 5734 (0-0-0)          0  2  0         BLADES OF ORLANDO    
FELENADRAS 5747 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         WRATHMEN             
YLFEDRYN 5749 (0-0-0)                  0  2  0         WRATHMEN             

DEAD CHALLENGERS TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DJEEN 1620 (20-31-2)                   0  2  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EVERCLEAR 4205 (10-9-1)                6  3  0         RED FURY             
MIDNIGHT 3476 (18-10-0)                2  3  0         RED FURY             
DUNCAN 4121 (9-5-0)                    0  2  0         RED FURY             
JACK CROW 4053 (7-7-0)                 0  2  0         RED FURY             

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OGRE BATTLE 5608 (8-1-0)               1  2  0  DEAD   QUEEN                

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
39 5606 (0-1-0)                        6  3  0  DEAD   QUEEN                
DJERK 1467 (2-7-0)                     0  2  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       
PREMATURE BURIAL 4206 (0-2-0)          0  2  0         KARNHORN KARNAGE     

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HAYWIRE 4277 (3-1-0)                   6  3  0         RED FURY             

                                NAME CHANGE-O-RAMA

    There was a line outside the Gladiatorial Commission's registry office.  There 
often was, but surely not now?  Alarond the Scribe, who had drawn office duty today, 
frowned at them.
    A stocky, fit, moderately handsome gladiator stepped up to the counter.  "I want a 
name-change," he said.  "How can I do my best known as," he shuddered, "'Dangling 
Eyeball'?  My name is Joe, and I want to use it."
    A small and very shapely woman stepped up beside him.  "And I am really tired of 
being known as 'DA Bait'."  She smiled, causing Alarond to sway where he stood.  "I'd 
like to be known as... Aphrodite, I think."
    The others crowded forward, each advancing a claim, the babble of voice rising to 
a roar, the crowd beginning to look like a mob--and every member of it armed and 
dangerous.
    Alarond raised his hands to quiet them, without much success.  He raised his 
voice, too.  "We'll do it!  A Name-Change-O-Rama, as soon as we can get the paperwork 
lined up!  Two or three months, maybe--"
    The gladiators howled in protest at the delay.
    "No, listen!  The files here are HUGE, it will take time to get everything 
straight.  You've got to be patient.  It WILL happen!"

                                  *   *   *   *   *  

     Warrior and team name changes will be accepted during the month of January.  If 
you have names you want to change, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI