DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2008    Duedate: 02/19/2008

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SISTER Q
CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6579) [17-9-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SISTER Q                       POSITION IS EMPTY
CULTS-R-US (624)               
(12-6579) [17-9-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWEET BETSEY                   MADAM Y
SWEET MAGIC (267)              CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6571) [15-16-0,61]         (12-6576) [19-8-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CULTS-R-US (624)            42
2. HIGH JINKS (584)            36      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. LUROCIANS IV (438)           0      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)            0
5. DREAMERS (142)              -2      WORTHLESS MANAGERS (310)

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)         169 117  2 59.1   1/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)         13  2 0
 2- 2 LUROCIANS IV (438)       161 123  6 56.7   2/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)         11  4 0
 3/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)         283 253 17 52.8   3/ 4 DREAMERS (142)            5  7 0
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1164 %1174 89 49.8   4/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         3 12 0
 5/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)        493 833 15 37.2   5- 5 LUROCIANS IV (438)        2  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 586): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): BIG LAKE NOMADS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Practice pays for REPULSIVE ROGAN, who pummelled HERACLITUS, to pocket 
20 points.  HERACLITUS certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing 
to REPULSIVE ROGAN and losing 17 points in the process!  Those who hoped for a new 
Duelmaster were disappointed by WINTER SHADOWS, of SWEET MAGIC, who despite a 22-18-0 
couldn't overcome RIZTAB's Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of DREAMERS should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of DREAMERS found 
their efforts at combat frustrated as CULTS-R-US apparently had more important things 
to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, BROTHER ZEN is the most challenged warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in RIZTAB is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for RIZTAB?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER Q 6579                17   9  0   112       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM Y 6576                 19   8  0   101       CULTS-R-US (624)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        19  15  0    95       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER ZEN 6602             15   6  0    82       CULTS-R-US (624)
-DEMOCRITUS 6611              11   5  0    78       DREAMERS (142)
-KUNG PAO 5753                 6   1  1    78       LUROCIANS IV (438)
-SISONGOEN 5168                9  17  1    71       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 PARMENIDES 6599              11   9  0    70       DREAMERS (142)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                7  13  0    70       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TARILISS 6527                 9  31  1    65       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            15  16  0    61       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARLOW 6644                   8   5  0    54       HIGH JINKS (584)
 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663          5   1  0    53       HIGH JINKS (584)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            7   2  0    44       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 TIANNARY 6612                 9  11  2    43       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TIDDLES 6664                  4   2  0    36       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERACLITUS 6646               6   5  0    32       DREAMERS (142)
 CORIANELLE 6621               7  10  0    31       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647               5   6  0    31       DREAMERS (142)
-SHORT TERM 2 5787             2   0  0    30       LUROCIANS IV (438)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER ZOINK 6665            2   3  0    25       CULTS-R-US (624)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY 6669                    2   0  0    19       HIGH JINKS (584)
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 MOLLY 6662                    3   4  0    13       HIGH JINKS (584)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Marmaduke the Broke -- Nope, that's not it. -- Repulsive Rogan

Brother Zoink -- Did I do that?!?  Nawwwww...not me.  I think some of the skills I
would have received for a job well done bounced off my strength raise and ended up in
your war chest.  You're welcome and enjoy. -- Billy

Pythagorus -- *whew* I'm all flagged out.  Help?  Little help here...I'm not all that
crotchety, just tired.  Dog-Nabbit. -- Tiddles

Corianelle -- Blow me down. -- Marlow

Heraclitus - I had good learns, what's with the Head Cheese giving me the evil eye?
What!?!  Learn AND win?!?  Is that legal?. -- Molly

Sister Q -- Well done!  I know you will take good care of the title. -- Winter
Shadows

Kung Pao -- Ah, you're a golem.  That explains where the "untamed berserker energy"
comes from.  Batteries. -- Sweet Betsey
P.S.  Did you start out lying on a slab waiting for the lightning?  Just curious.

Madam Y -- Don't give it a thought.  I was disoriented before I ever stepped into the
arena, so it isn't something YOU did. -- Tariliss

Leucippus -- How can I dream if I can't even sleep?  I think I had WAY too much
coffee. -- Tiannary

Marlow -- It wasn't the GODS that kept me alive, it was my lucky rabbit's foot. --
Corianelle

Jondeaux -- 12-11-7-15-15-13-11  WF  mod/mod  parry.  Retirement beckons. -- Winter
Shadows

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SISTER Q viciously subdued WINTER SHADOWS in a 2 minute gruesome master's Title fight.
KOOL-AID DRINKER subdued LEUCIPPUS in a 1 minute veteran's melee.
BROTHER ZEN defeated TARILISS in a 2 minute master's duel.
MADAM Y devastated SHORT PETER in a exciting 2 minute bloody one-sided fight.
SWEET BETSEY slimly lost to PARMENIDES in a 2 minute veteran's duel.
TIANNARY was bested by MARLOW in a 2 minute bloody match.
HERACLITUS was handily defeated by REPULSIVE ROGAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIDDLES slimly won victory over FRED THE UNREADY in a 5 minute duel.
CORIANELLE lost to PYTHAGORAS in a 2 minute fight.
MOLLY was vanquished by BROTHER ZOINK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BILLY overpowered WILLIE THE RAT in a 2 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  24 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  18 -  1      36  |

Turn 587 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579              17   9  0  112 CULTS-R-US (624)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MADAM Y 6576               19   8  0  101 CULTS-R-US (624)
WALL OF STEEL    KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557      19  15  0   95 CULTS-R-US (624)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER ZEN 6602           15   6  0   82 CULTS-R-US (624)
LUNGING ATTACK   PARMENIDES 6599            11   9  0   70 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       MARLOW 6644                 8   5  0   54 HIGH JINKS (584)
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 MADAM Y 6576.  The ten other most popular fighters were TARILISS 6527, 
SISTER Q 6579, PARMENIDES 6599, MARLOW 6644, SWEET BETSEY 6571, REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663, 
CORIANELLE 6621, KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, BROTHER ZEN 6602, and TIDDLES 6664.

The least popular fighter this week was MOLLY 6662.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BILLY 6669, PYTHAGORAS 6647, HERACLITUS 6646, TIANNARY 6612, LEUCIPPUS 
6601, BROTHER ZOINK 6665, TIDDLES 6664, BROTHER ZEN 6602, KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, and 
CORIANELLE 6621.

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

WINTER SHADOWS (12-6526) SWEET MAGIC (267)