DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/26/2007    Duedate: 01/08/2008

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-584

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WINTER SHADOWS
SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6526) [21-16-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WINTER SHADOWS                 POSITION IS EMPTY
SWEET MAGIC (267)              
(12-6526) [21-16-0,106]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWEET BETSEY                   MISSY MOSSY
SWEET MAGIC (267)              HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-6571) [15-13-0,66]         (12-6539) [22-12-2,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              21
2. SWEET MAGIC (267)           21      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. LUROCIANS IV (438)          20      Unchartered Team
4. CULTS-R-US (624)            16
5. HIGH JINKS (584)             9      CROSSWORD PUZZLE (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CULTS-R-US (624)         158 113  2 58.3   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)           10  3 0
 2/ 0 LUROCIANS IV (438)       159 123  6 56.4   2/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)          7  4 0
 3/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)         270 251 17 51.8   3/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 0
 4/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1159 %1167 89 49.8   4/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)          5  9 0
 5/ 4 RAINBOW WARRIORS (439)    72  87  4 45.3   5/ 5 RAINBOW WARRIORS (439)    3  4 0
 6/ 5 SWEET MAGIC (267)        490 821 15 37.4   6/ 0 LUROCIANS IV (438)        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 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My salute to Kool-Aid Drinker, although I think he's nuts, especially at this
season.  There have been times, especially since I got older, that I think, "Why did
they bother with the cyanide?  That stuff is bad enough on its own."  But hey, what
do I know, eh?  I haven't let it pass my lips in years.
     Anent the fight, or at least the fight report, that business about your gods
protecting you?  Maybe they will, but saying it seems a good way to lose a fight.
     Sorry about the sand.  I, um, slipped, or something.  Darned if I know.  It
wasn't like you fell DOWN or anything.

                                   Winter Shadows

P.S.  I know it's the pits when your eyes flame, but don't put kool-aid in 'em!

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in RIZTAB!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for KUNG PAO?  
LUROCIANS IV's proud of him after beating MARLOW and getting 20 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  BORIS THE BLACK got smashed by CORIANELLE, and lost 9 points!  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think WINTER SHADOWS should let 
KOOL-AID DRINKER be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the 
top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  HIGH JINKS was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 270-251-17 record really that scary?  I don't know what RAINBOW WARRIORS' 
been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from HIGH JINKS, 
that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  RIZTAB is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINTER SHADOWS 6526          21  16  0   106       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSY MOSSY 6539             22  12  2    99       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER Q 6579                14   9  0    87       CULTS-R-US (624)
 MADAM Y 6576                 16   8  0    82       CULTS-R-US (624)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611              10   4  0    81       DREAMERS (142)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        17  14  0    74       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BROTHER ZEN 6602             13   5  0    73       CULTS-R-US (624)
-SISONGOEN 5168                9  17  1    71       LUROCIANS IV (438)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            15  13  0    66       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-PARMENIDES 6599              10   8  0    63       DREAMERS (142)
 KUNG PAO 5753                 4   1  1    58       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 TARILISS 6527                 9  28  1    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-LEUCIPPUS 6601                6  12  0    57       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIANNARY 6612                 8   9  2    49       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HERACLITUS 6646               5   3  0    48       DREAMERS (142)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            7   2  0    44       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 CORIANELLE 6621               6   8  0    39       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHORT TERM 2 5787             2   0  0    30       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 SYLVIA THE GREY 6661          2   1  1    24       RAINBOW WARRIORS (439)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARLOW 6644                   5   5  0    23       HIGH JINKS (584)
 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663          2   1  0    22       HIGH JINKS (584)
 MOLLY 6662                    2   2  0    21       HIGH JINKS (584)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647               4   4  0    16       DREAMERS (142)
 BORIS THE BLACK 6660          2   1  0    16       RAINBOW WARRIORS (439)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 BROTHER ZOINK 6665            1   1  0     6       CULTS-R-US (624)
 LADY BLUESTONE 6667           1   0  0     6       RAINBOW WARRIORS (439)
 TIDDLES 6664                  1   2  0     5       HIGH JINKS (584)
 QUICKSILVER 6666              0   1  0     1       RAINBOW WARRIORS (439)
 RUBY 6668                     0   1  0     1       RAINBOW WARRIORS (439)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WACKY WACO WONK 6505   17 17 1 CULTS-R-US 624       MISSY MOSSY 6539      581  REVENGED
THE MEGSTR 6659         1  1 0 HIGH JINKS 584       SYLVIA THE GREY 6661  581   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Tis the season for reflection.  Reflect well. -- Jondeaux

Leucippus -- Hmm, "yellow horse"? -- Corianelle
P.S.  Somehow that doesn't look like my strategy down there.  Maybe I'll have to
check on this.

Marlow -- Well, of COURSE I buried you in the sand!  What else could I do?  I keep
hoping to meet a nice guy around here, and when I DO, he's a hairy little dude a foot
shorter than me, great hands, but if I step carelessly, I squash him.  TOTALLY the
pits.  So I buried you in the sand so I wouldn't have to look at you. -- Tariliss

Heraclitus -- You know, that sounds like the stuff you find at the bottom of cliffs.
YOU know, bits of stone and acorns and smashed hikers' bones and stuff.  And I always
did like throwing bottles off cliffs, love the sound when they smash.  That kind of
stuff. -- Sweet Betsey

Parmenides -- Hard cheese.  No, I am NOT going to start cooking like those nuts over
in Caleam, but I hear your name and it's either cheese or some kind of invisible
MONSTERS in the water. -- Tiannary

Kool-Aid Drinker -- Do you think a Dove bar is pure?  Delicious, yes, all that lovely
dark chocolate, but somehow it doesn't seem...pure.  Well, pure temptation, maybe. --
Winter Shadows

Molly -- Missy Mossy give the straight skinny?  Anything but.  You only have to look
at her:  nothing straight or skinny anywhere. -- Corianelle

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROTHER ZEN was viciously subdued by MISSY MOSSY in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BORIS THE BLACK was demolished by CORIANELLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SYLVIA THE GREY was vanquished by HERACLITUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
WINTER SHADOWS overpowered KOOL-AID DRINKER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SISTER Q devastated TARILISS in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
DEMOCRITUS overpowered DEVAR THE TRAITOR in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MADAM Y bested SWEET BETSEY in a 3 minute veteran's competition.
KUNG PAO handily defeated MARLOW in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TIANNARY vanquished MOLLY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PYTHAGORAS was vanquished by REPULSIVE ROGAN in a 5 minute gory one-sided duel.
BROTHER ZOINK beat QUICKSILVER in a popular 5 minute novice's melee.
TIDDLES was outlasted by LADY BLUESTONE in a unpopular 9 minute amateur's match.
RUBY was demolished by KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  2      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  3      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  17 -  3      41  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  17 -  0      37  |

Turn 584 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    WINTER SHADOWS 6526        21  16  0  106 SWEET MAGIC (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  MISSY MOSSY 6539           22  12  2   99 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579              14   9  0   87 CULTS-R-US (624)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MADAM Y 6576               16   8  0   82 CULTS-R-US (624)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEMOCRITUS 6611            10   4  0   81 DREAMERS (142)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER ZEN 6602           13   5  0   73 CULTS-R-US (624)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SWEET BETSEY 6571.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MISSY MOSSY 6539.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUICKSILVER 
6666, MADAM Y 6576, REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663, SWEET BETSEY 6571, CORIANELLE 6621, SISTER 
Q 6579, DEMOCRITUS 6611, BORIS THE BLACK 6660, HERACLITUS 6646, and WINTER SHADOWS 
6526.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY BLUESTONE 6667.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PYTHAGORAS 6647, RUBY 6668, MOLLY 6662, MARLOW 6644, TARILISS 
6527, KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, SYLVIA THE GREY 6661, BROTHER ZOINK 6665, BROTHER ZEN 
6602, and TIDDLES 6664.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MISSY MOSSY (12-6539) HIGH JINKS (584)