DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/19/2008    Duedate: 04/01/2008

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-590

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MADAM Y
CULTS-R-US (624)
(12-6576) [22-8-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MADAM Y                        POSITION IS EMPTY
CULTS-R-US (624)               
(12-6576) [22-8-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWEET BETSEY                   CORIANELLE
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6571) [17-17-1,76]         (12-6621) [8-12-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CULTS-R-US (624)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CULTS-R-US (624)            35
2. HIGH JINKS (584)            14      CULTS-R-US (624)
3. DREAMERS (142)              13      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)            0
                                        (-1)

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)         180 121  4 59.8   1/ 1 CULTS-R-US (624)         11  4 2
 2/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)         291 260 18 52.8   2/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)          8  7 1
 3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1170 %1180 89 49.8   3/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 2
 4/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)        500 841 17 37.3   4/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            6  6 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 589): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): MADAM Y of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 497): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): VIOLET ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 437): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 467): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): OLD MAN RIVER (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): PUPPY POWER (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, 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 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                   (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.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): JACK THE RIPPER of CRAZY CRREPS (Crazy Creepster)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Has any battle ever been more glorious or any victory  more deserving of the
title of Duelmaster than mine?  Who out there would ever dare challenge the mastery
of my gladiatorial art, the skill, the precision of my blows , the power with which I
cut to ribbons that Tiny Paul, I mean Undersized Simon, or is it Little John?  No,
it's Peter!  And a Short Peter at that!  The most miniscule little Peter, the tiniest
little Peter, the most undersized little Peter I've ever seen, brothel or no.  But
that's no matter to me now, the issue at hand isn't small Peters or even smaller
Peters, the deal we're dealing with is Jondeaux and his concern about his small
arena.  Like I tell all my clients, the size of the arena, how strongly they hit the
depths or lack there of, are unimportant compared to the size of their bank accounts
and social standing.  And where are you and your warriors, Jondeaux?  At the very
top, I assure you.  Well, not quite the very top.  Duelmaster that I am, I can look
around and see that your johns--I mean warriors--are nowhere near the top.   But
they're still all out there paying as well as a NY governor, so why quibble?
     Parmenides, you're avoided.  I'll take a deep pocket over a rich mind any day.
So who's left?   Hopefully a rematch with Short Peter, I've always preferred my men
that way.

Madam Y

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
RIZTAB.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  HIGH 
JINKS is no joke as it posted a 4-1-1 week advancing from 2nd place to 2nd place.  
Hey everybody, watch out for NURSE PETRI, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing WILLIE THE RAT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days 
it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  REPULSIVE ROGAN was overcame by ZAGGA THE 
CLAW and drops 7 points.  Our battling duelmaster MADAM Y has managed to hold the 
title, fending off TARILISS' none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, SWEET 
MAGIC.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DREAMERS, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does RIZTAB really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  DREAMERS + Weapons That go Boom = CULTS-R-US + Avoid City.  And who is 
this PARMENIDES you ask, with 106 points and a 13-10-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I 
could tell!  In a mismatch, our friend BROTHER ZOINK of CULTS-R-US got heroic notions 
and challenged TIANNARY.  What did it get him?  A 2-6-0 record, that's what.  Trading 
many whacks on the head and a loss for 2 recognition points, BROTHER ZOINK shows that 
a guy doesn't have to be good to get places.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Big woman!  TIANNARY kills 
BROTHER ZOINK.  Who ya gonna fight next, TIANNARY--Minnie Mouse?  I hope CULTS-R-US 
has a good enough fighter to beat the snot out of TIANNARY.  In the 'Oops, What Have 
I Done?' category, SWEET BETSEY was mashed by PARMENIDES, who let SWEET BETSEY know 
that killing members of DREAMERS is a no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in RIZTAB have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MADAM Y 6576                 22   8  0   112       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARMENIDES 6599              13  10  0   106       DREAMERS (142)
 KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557        22  15  0   103       CULTS-R-US (624)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROTHER ZEN 6602             17   7  0    85       CULTS-R-US (624)
 TARILISS 6527                10  33  1    80       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-DEMOCRITUS 6611              11   5  0    78       DREAMERS (142)
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            17  17  1    76       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERACLITUS 6646               8   6  0    61       DREAMERS (142)
 MARLOW 6644                  10   6  0    58       HIGH JINKS (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIANNARY 6612                11  12  3    52       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647               7   7  0    43       DREAMERS (142)
 CORIANELLE 6621               8  12  0    36       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663          6   3  0    36       HIGH JINKS (584)
 MOLLY 6662                    5   5  1    36       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIDDLES 6664                  5   4  0    33       HIGH JINKS (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY 6669                    4   1  0    22       HIGH JINKS (584)
 NURSE PETRI 6682              1   0  1    16       CULTS-R-US (624)
 CARLOTTA 6671                 1   2  0    11       SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOLGAR THE FOOLI        0  0 0                      MOLLY 6662            590  NONE
WILLIE THE RAT          0  0 0                      NURSE PETRI 6682      590  NONE
BROTHER ZOINK 6665      2  6 0 CULTS-R-US 624       TIANNARY 6612         590   
LEUCIPPUS 6601          7 15 0 DREAMERS 142         SWEET BETSEY 6571     589  JUST REVENGED
NO WIT - NO THAN 6683   0  1 0 DREAMERS 142         STONE GOLEM MARK      590  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Heraclitus -- There you go, knocking me off my self-styled pedestal.  I was really
starting to take myself serious-like too.  Anyway, thanks for the up-grade, gonna
need it against fighters like...well, like yourself. -- Repulsive Rogan

Brother Zoink -- I know, it's tough when I can team up with my years of experience
and rough you up.  Za-Zowie!  Za-Zang!  Za-Zoink! -- Marlow

Tiannary -- That was a pretty good fight.  I particularly liked the part where I
started winning. -- Billy

Pythagorus -- What a setback, and here I thought we were making such good progress
too.  Inroads into what makes you tick...and what unticks you. <grin> -- Tiddles

Corianelle -- All styles represented last cycle, time to pick and choose. -- Molly

Kool-Aid Drinker -- Oh, drat, it's you.  I think we should ban the drinking of kool-
aid by gladiators entirely, because any gladiator who can stomach the stuff is just
too tough.  Drat. -- Tariliss

Leucippus -- Ah, make that Ghost of Leucippus -- As soon as you figure out who stole
your armor, thus causing you to come out inadequately protected, you should HAUNT
them and curse them. -- Sweet Betsey
P.S.  I don't figure you'd buy it if I just burst into tears?

Billy -- Well...I may have exaggerated just a bit.  "You could be a fine opponent
once you have more experience" is what I meant. -- Tiannary

Good Golly, Miss Molly!  You're supposed to BELIEVE those warnings about surrendering
quickly.  It's true that you didn't actually die, but you could have.  You should
have surrendered the moment you dropped your weapon.  Hmm.  We need a new desperation
tactic, don't we?  "Surrender."  It'd save a lot of lives. -- Corianelle
P.S.  Let's march on the Isle to petition for the right to surrender!

If I catch that Sibata with his thieving hand in my pocket again, I will turn him
into ground meat patties, see if I don't. -- Carlotta

Tiddles -- Are you sure you want to get "up close and personal" with a killer like
myself? -- Sweet Betsey

Billy -- Some people need to lose some ear.  They stick out and hear too much.  I
note that yours are...prominent.  How about a little off the top and sides? --
Carlotta

Jondeaux -- I know what you mean, and with you and Sultan gone, that arena has become
really smaller.  Though not quite down to the status of Zorpunt, just me and one
other team.  It makes you wonder what the point is.  You can't call gladiators who
come out of those, ah, intimate situations really experienced, can you? -- Jorja

Sister Q -- I hope you slice and dice the next Commission agent you encounter.  The
nerve of them, not acknowledging your splendid victory in the Dark Arena! --
Spymaster Torric

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO WIT - NO THANKS was dealt death by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 3 minute fight.
PARMENIDES devastated SWEET BETSEY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
BROTHER ZOINK was killed by TIANNARY in a action packed 1 minute Challenge fight.
MADAM Y bested TARILISS in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title contest.
KOOL-AID DRINKER demolished LI KO THE CLUMSY in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
BROTHER ZEN vanquished HERACLITUS in a 3 minute mismatched fight.
MARLOW beat TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
REPULSIVE ROGAN was defeated by ZAGGA THE CLAW in a 1 minute melee.
PYTHAGORAS won victory over CORIANELLE in a action packed 5 minute duel.
MOLLY slaughtered BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TIDDLES vanquished MARMADUKE THE BROKE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BILLY beat CARLOTTA in a 2 minute novice's melee.
NURSE PETRI assassinated WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 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        8 -   0 -  1     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  3      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  21 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  20 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 590 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      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MADAM Y 6576               22   8  0  112 CULTS-R-US (624)
LUNGING ATTACK   PARMENIDES 6599            13  10  0  106 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557      22  15  0  103 CULTS-R-US (624)
TOTAL PARRY      BROTHER ZEN 6602           17   7  0   85 CULTS-R-US (624)
STRIKING ATTACK  HERACLITUS 6646             8   6  0   61 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       MARLOW 6644                10   6  0   58 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 CORIANELLE 6621.  The ten other most popular fighters were HERACLITUS 6646, 
MARLOW 6644, NO WIT - NO THANKS 6683, PARMENIDES 6599, TIANNARY 6612, MADAM Y 6576, 
KOOL-AID DRINKER 6557, BROTHER ZEN 6602, CARLOTTA 6671, and BROTHER ZOINK 6665.

The least popular fighter this week was PYTHAGORAS 6647.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663, SWEET BETSEY 6571, NURSE PETRI 6682, TIDDLES 
6664, MOLLY 6662, TARILISS 6527, BILLY 6669, BROTHER ZOINK 6665, CARLOTTA 6671, and 
BROTHER ZEN 6602.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KOOL-AID DRINKER (12-6557) CULTS-R-US (624)