DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/20/2008    Duedate: 03/04/2008

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SISTER Q
CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6579) [18-9-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SISTER Q                       POSITION IS EMPTY
CULTS-R-US (624)               
(12-6579) [18-9-0,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWEET BETSEY                   REPULSIVE ROGAN
SWEET MAGIC (267)              HIGH JINKS (584)
(12-6571) [16-16-0,67]         (12-6663) [6-1-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULTS-R-US (624)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              22
2. HIGH JINKS (584)            21      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. CULTS-R-US (624)            21      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           11
5. LUROCIANS IV (438)           0      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)         173 118  2 59.5   1/ 2 CULTS-R-US (624)         13  2 0
 2- 2 LUROCIANS IV (438)       161 123  6 56.7   2/ 1 HIGH JINKS (584)         11  4 0
 3/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)         286 255 17 52.9   3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            5  8 0
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1165 %1177 89 49.7   4/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         2 13 0
 5/ 5 SWEET MAGIC (267)        495 836 15 37.2   5- 5 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 587): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): HOPALONG of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): 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 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 448): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, 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  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in RIZTAB since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  RIZTAB 
watched with glee as HIGH JINKS got knocked off top spot by CULTS-R-US!  What's with 
MOLLY?  She actually beat SWEET MAGIC's CORIANELLE, and walked away with 20 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at SWEET MAGIC while they watched SWEET 
BETSEY clobber TIDDLES.  She lost 4 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Try as he might, LEUCIPPUS wasn't good enough at persuading SISTER Q to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was DREAMERS.  In my day, no team with a 1164-1174-89 would scare 
me off!  What's the problem, CULTS-R-US?   
     Warriors of RIZTAB unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SISTER Q 6579                18   9  0   114       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM Y 6576                 20   8  0   106       CULTS-R-US (624)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        20  15  0    97       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BROTHER ZEN 6602             16   6  0    93       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEMOCRITUS 6611              11   5  0    78       DREAMERS (142)
-KUNG PAO 5753                 6   1  1    78       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 PARMENIDES 6599              11  10  0    73       DREAMERS (142)
-SISONGOEN 5168                9  17  1    71       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 TARILISS 6527                10  31  1    70       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 LEUCIPPUS 6601                7  14  0    70       DREAMERS (142)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            16  16  0    67       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663          6   1  0    55       HIGH JINKS (584)
 MARLOW 6644                   8   6  0    52       HIGH JINKS (584)
 HERACLITUS 6646               7   5  0    49       DREAMERS (142)
-RIPSAW MCGRAW 5588            7   2  0    44       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 TIANNARY 6612                 9  12  2    41       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYTHAGORAS 6647               5   7  0    33       DREAMERS (142)
 MOLLY 6662                    4   4  0    33       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORIANELLE 6621               7  11  0    32       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TIDDLES 6664                  4   3  0    32       HIGH JINKS (584)
-SHORT TERM 2 5787             2   0  0    30       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 BROTHER ZOINK 6665            2   4  0    26       CULTS-R-US (624)
 BILLY 6669                    3   0  0    24       HIGH JINKS (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOST GERBIL 5686              2   2  0    14       LUROCIANS IV (438)
 CARLOTTA 6671                 0   1  0     1       SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Remember my little slasher, Missy Mossy?  Her rhythms' were VH/VL and her fav
was the Broadsword.  Great holidays, still picking up the pieces. -- Jondeaux

Tiannary -- If I grow big sideburns can I change my name to "Elvis?" -- Marlow

Brother Zoink -- You're smarter'n a Circus Dog. -- Molly

Heraclitus -- A couple of like-poles are we.  Repelling each other and like that
there. -- Repulsive Rogan

Winter Shadows -- Thank you and congrats.  The war flail, eh?  I'd like an ambi
waste, 2 war flails, first minute straight parry strategy.  Get my notches from the
offensives. -- Jondeaux

Jondeaux -- I missed you in Kolact.  What's happening? -- Jorja

Sister Q -- I salute you and hand over the title with relief.  Long may you reign. --
Winter Shadows
P.S.  When I get settled--I don't even know where yet--maybe you'd like to come by
for hot tea some cold winter morning.

Brother Zen -- No, sorry, I just can't do that "sit quietly and think about nothing"
business.  It's the internal dialog thing, *I* can shut up, but *me* won't. --
Tariliss

Parmenides -- Cheese for pasta?  Not a bad idea. -- Sweet Betsey

Marlow -- Oh, a dwarf.  That explains it. -- Tiannary
P.S.  I was going to say, "Gosh, you weren't much of a gentleman there," but dwarves
reckon those things differently.  No point trying to guilt-trip someone who has no
idea what I'm talking about.

Pythagoras -- You make me think of a joke I heard once in geometry class.  About two
straight lines that will meet somewhere in infinity...and they believe it.  Ah, well,
I never said it was funny.  Floating promises aren't, usually. -- Corianelle

Marlow -- Tempting. -- Corianelle

Repulsive Rogan -- Is too! -- Marmaduke the Broke

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 devastated LEUCIPPUS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
KOOL-AID DRINKER slimly won victory over PARMENIDES in a 3 minute expert's battle.
MADAM Y overpowered ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BROTHER ZEN devastated SHORT PETER in a monotonous 7 minute bloody one-sided fight.
TARILISS bested MARLOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SWEET BETSEY overpowered TIDDLES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
REPULSIVE ROGAN savagely defeated PYTHAGORAS in a action packed 5 minute melee.
TIANNARY was vanquished by HERACLITUS in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
BROTHER ZOINK slimly lost to TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 4 minute fight.
CORIANELLE was overpowered by MOLLY in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
BILLY overpowered CARLOTTA in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  24 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |

Turn 588 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-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      SISTER Q 6579              18   9  0  114 CULTS-R-US (624)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MADAM Y 6576               20   8  0  106 CULTS-R-US (624)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557      20  15  0   97 CULTS-R-US (624)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER ZEN 6602           16   6  0   93 CULTS-R-US (624)
LUNGING ATTACK   PARMENIDES 6599            11  10  0   73 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663        6   1  0   55 HIGH JINKS (584)
STRIKING ATTACK  HERACLITUS 6646             7   5  0   49 DREAMERS (142)
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 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663.  The ten other most popular fighters were PARMENIDES 
6599, KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, TARILISS 6527, MOLLY 6662, SWEET BETSEY 6571, HERACLITUS 
6646, BROTHER ZOINK 6665, CARLOTTA 6671, SISTER Q 6579, and MADAM Y 6576.

The least popular fighter this week was BROTHER ZEN 6602.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIANNARY 6612, PYTHAGORAS 6647, TIDDLES 6664, MARLOW 6644, 
LEUCIPPUS 6601, BILLY 6669, CORIANELLE 6621, MADAM Y 6576, SISTER Q 6579, and 
CARLOTTA 6671.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SISTER Q (12-6579) CULTS-R-US (624)