DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2013    Duedate: 01/13/2014

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-739

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THROUGH THE WINDOW
PAPERBOYS (502)
(9-5398) [12-72-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THROUGH THE WINDOW             POSITION IS EMPTY
PAPERBOYS (502)                
(9-5398) [12-72-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KING RAT                       RED SPECIAL
QUEEN (522)                    QUEEN (522)
(9-5715) [15-4-0,89]           (9-5720) [10-4-0,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             35
2. PAPERBOYS (502)              4      QUEEN (522)
3. QUEEN (522)                  3      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIATION (523)              0
5. BUBBA'S HYBRIDS (536)        0      THE GUARDIANS (244)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DEVIATION (523)           22  11  1 66.7   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           7  8 0
 2/ 2 QUEEN (522)              115  73  7 61.2   2/ 1 QUEEN (522)               6  7 0
 3- 4*BUBBA'S HYBRIDS (536)      4   4  0 50.0   3- 3 DEVIATION (523)           4  2 1
 4/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          885 %1069 29 45.3   4- 4*BUBBA'S HYBRIDS (536)     4  4 0
 5- 6*BUTCHER & SINGER (529)     1   4  1 20.0   5/ 6 PAPERBOYS (502)           2  1 0
 6/ 7 PAPERBOYS (502)           12  72  0 14.3   6- 7*BUTCHER & SINGER (529)    1  4 1

    '*'   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 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): HELIODORUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 711): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 737): TEETER SLAUGHTER of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 728): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 729): SAMUEL COLT of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 726): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): RUE LEROHELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 670): XOWIE of TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 563): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 524): HOPE of TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 510): GENERAL 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 627): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 711): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 737): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 728): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 729): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 726): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 670): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 563): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 524): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 510): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 627): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): WINTER ROSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                      (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, 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.  Former top team QUEEN was unseated this 
week as BLUE MOON moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-2-0 record 
for the round.  CHANTAL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she 
skillfully bested MERCURY and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, CHANTAL put down MERCURY, causing him to lose 12 points of 
recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
ODDLY ELEGANT has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of 
THROUGH THE WINDOW, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has 
gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUKAL.   
     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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398      12  72  0   109       PAPERBOYS (502)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BICYCLE RACE 5609            12   5  1    97       QUEEN (522)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING RAT 5715                15   4  0    89       QUEEN (522)
 RED SPECIAL 5720             10   4  0    85       QUEEN (522)
 CHANTAL 5714                 10  10  1    79       BLUE MOON (381)
-KWEE ZUN ART 5621             8   0  1    76       DEVIATION (523)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MERCURY 5692                 18   8  1    63       QUEEN (522)
 GALILEO 5706                 12   9  1    62       QUEEN (522)
 WILKERSON 5694               11  14  0    61       BLUE MOON (381)
 PICASSO 5693                  7  18  0    59       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE TALL MAN 5683             8  22  0    46       BLUE MOON (381)
-IM THE TRIED & TRUE 5625      2   1  0    42       DEVIATION (523)
-DIESEL 5761                   2   0  0    41       BUBBA'S HYBRIDS (536)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHEESE CAKE 5680              1   0  1    33       BUTCHER & SINGER (529)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYONE 5769                    1   1  0    13       BLUE MOON (381)
-DIVE 5764                     2   0  0    11       BUBBA'S HYBRIDS (536)
-STEAK TARTARE 5677            0   1  0    11       BUTCHER & SINGER (529)
-STUFFED HASHBROWN 5676        0   1  0     7       BUTCHER & SINGER (529)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
ORION STONE 5744        5  2 0 BLUE MOON 381        KWEE ZUN ART 5621     737   
TERM 5690              18  4 0 SERPENTS HOLD 3 525  BICYCLE RACE 5609     735  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Oddly Elegant. -- Jorja and the Blue Moon crew

One-four, not a stellar turn.  Unless it was a dark star, of course.  I got the only
win because, of course, I drew the only standby.  Still, it's a win, and I'll take
it. -- Picasso, for the rest of the Blue Moon, too

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THROUGH THE WINDOW unbelievably bested RED SPECIAL in a 3 minute Title fight.
MERCURY was overcome by CHANTAL in a popular 1 minute match.
KING RAT vanquished PICASSO in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WILKERSON overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE TALL MAN was devastated by GALILEO in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CYONE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  19 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   6 -  1      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 739 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  KING RAT 5715              15   4  0   89 QUEEN (522)
LUNGING ATTACK   RED SPECIAL 5720           10   4  0   85 QUEEN (522)
AIMED BLOW       MERCURY 5692               18   8  1   63 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 RED SPECIAL 5720.  The ten other most popular fighters were KING RAT 5715, 
THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, MERCURY 5692, CHANTAL 5714, WILKERSON 5694, GALILEO 5706, 
CYONE 5769, PICASSO 5693, THE TALL MAN 5683, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THE TALL MAN 5683.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PICASSO 5693, CYONE 5769, GALILEO 5706, WILKERSON 5694, CHANTAL 
5714, MERCURY 5692, THROUGH THE WINDOW 5398, KING RAT 5715, RED SPECIAL 5720, and  0.

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

ODDLY ELEGANT (9-5624) DEVIATION (523)