DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/30/2008    Duedate: 05/13/2008

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-593

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PARMENIDES
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6599) [16-10-1,158]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PARMENIDES                     SIR GETALOT
DREAMERS (142)                 THE SQUARE TABLE (649)
(12-6599) [16-10-1,158]        (12-6686) [2-1-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWEET BETSEY                   PARMENIDES
SWEET MAGIC (267)              DREAMERS (142)
(12-6571) [18-19-1,86]         (12-6599) [16-10-1,158]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEET MAGIC (267)           40
2. DREAMERS (142)               9      HIGH JINKS (584)
3. CULTS-R-US (624)             0      Unchartered Team
4. THE SQUARE TABLE (649)     -14
5. HIGH JINKS (584)           -17      THE SQUARE TABLE (649)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE SQUARE TABLE (649)     3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            9  3 1
 2- 2 CULTS-R-US (624)         182 124  4 59.5   2/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 0
 3/ 3 HIGH JINKS (584)         295 271 18 52.1   3/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)          4 11 0
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1179 %1183 90 49.9   4/ 5*THE SQUARE TABLE (649)    3  1 0
 5/ 5 SWEET MAGIC (267)        507 849 17 37.4   5- 3 CULTS-R-US (624)          2  3 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 592): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): MOSSROCK of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 592): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 592): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 586): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 588): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 572): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 563): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 453): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 431): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 385): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
                       (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  SWEET MAGIC had cause to celebrate, after CARLOTTA got 18 points by 
beating SIR GETALOT.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 14 points to CARLOTTA.  (Discrete enough, SIR GETALOT?) PARMENIDES 
successfully staved off a grab for the roses by MARLOW of HIGH JINKS.  Does RIZTAB 
have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word has it one team in RIZTAB is 
taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in RIZTAB avoid SWEET MAGIC.  As a woman of good breeding scorns 
the "warriors" of THE SQUARE TABLE, so did that sorry team shy from SWEET MAGIC Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
TIDDLES is the most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Q:  What's a 
record like 6-6-1 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This week's winner:  
MOLLY of HIGH JINKS!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body 
parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in RIZTAB would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PARMENIDES 6599              16  10  1   158       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERACLITUS 6646              11   6  0   103       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            18  19  1    86       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MARLOW 6644                  11   8  0    74       HIGH JINKS (584)
 DEMOCRITUS 6611              11   6  0    73       DREAMERS (142)
 TARILISS 6527                11  35  1    71       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROTHER ZEN 6602             17   8  0    64       CULTS-R-US (624)
 TIANNARY 6612                13  13  3    64       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYTHAGORAS 6647              10   7  0    49       DREAMERS (142)
 CORIANELLE 6621              10  13  0    44       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663          7   5  0    41       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY 6669                    5   3  0    30       HIGH JINKS (584)
 TIDDLES 6664                  5   7  0    29       HIGH JINKS (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLOTTA 6671                 2   4  0    25       SWEET MAGIC (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROTHER ZEALOT 6689           1   0  0    16       CULTS-R-US (624)
-SIR HIGH ON POT 6684          1   0  0    13       THE SQUARE TABLE (649)
-NURSE PETRI 6682              1   1  1     9       CULTS-R-US (624)
 SIR GETALOT 6686              2   1  0     7       THE SQUARE TABLE (649)
 PROTAGORAS 6691               0   1  0     5       DREAMERS (142)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BROTHER ZOINK 6665      2  6 0 CULTS-R-US 624       TIANNARY 6612         590   
MADAM Y 6576           22  9 0 CULTS-R-US 624       PARMENIDES 6599       591   
LEUCIPPUS 6601          7 15 0 DREAMERS 142         SWEET BETSEY 6571     589  REVENGED
MOLLY 6662              6  7 1 HIGH JINKS 584       SHISHZAR THE SNA      593  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Corianelle -- OOOoooo...that was kind a, sort-of-a, you know...oh, and watch that
daintily raised pinky.  A slicker ripper'll nub it off with their off-hand dagger.
(happened to a friend of mine)  Just thought I'd mention it.  We're not all bums you
know. -- Repulsive Rogan

Pythagorus -- How they crowed for me.  Minute after minute...next time.  <grrrrr>
You know, I think it's possible my 6th minute needs work. -- Billy Billy Bo-Billy,
banana-nana...

Tiannary -- You can't say I'm not a tough old broad. -- Tiddles

Heraclitus -- It's a good thing we take it hard, cause that was pretty hard.  But, we
also give it hard.  We just needs a little maturing, oakening.  -- Marlow

Tarliss -- Less is definitely not more on the arena sands of Riztab.  Later. -- Molly

Sir Getalot -- Ah, I see that you are well-named, sir!  And quite skilled for your
visible experience, as well.  Tourney fights, perhaps? -- Carlotta

Parmenides -- Oh, my, little old me in a title fight!  I'm all a-flutter at the very
thought. -- Sweet Betsey

Molly -- (severely)  That should NOT have been an "unexpected assault."  I was, after
all, attacking from the beginning.  I can't say that I remember picking up this
weapon, but then, as a golem, would I necessarily remember? -- Tariliss

Repulsive Rogan -- Indeed!  I couldn't stand to get close to you, which made it
difficult to attack. -- Corianelle

Tiddles -- Tcha.  Train that!  Or get some other weapon.  You must surely know
better. -- Tiannary

Parmenides -- Such profound sentiments, we are honored. -- Sweet Betsey

Molly -- This is true.  I know one person who dislikes garlic! -- Tiannary

Marlow -- Nope, it is NOT the same.  Not as cold.  Trust me, I'd know. -- Tariliss

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOLLY was butchered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PARMENIDES bested MARLOW in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Title duel.
HERACLITUS demolished TARILISS in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
DEMOCRITUS was bested by SWEET BETSEY in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
REPULSIVE ROGAN was demolished by TIANNARY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PYTHAGORAS outwaited BILLY in a unpopular 9 minute fight.
CORIANELLE beat TIDDLES in a 2 minute brawl.
CARLOTTA handily defeated SIR GETALOT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PROTAGORAS was vanquished by KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  19 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  22 -  1      29  |

Turn 593 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    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PARMENIDES 6599            16  10  1  158 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  HERACLITUS 6646            11   6  0  103 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       MARLOW 6644                11   8  0   74 HIGH JINKS (584)
TOTAL PARRY      PYTHAGORAS 6647            10   7  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 PARMENIDES 6599.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORIANELLE 6621, 
HERACLITUS 6646, DEMOCRITUS 6611, SWEET BETSEY 6571, TIANNARY 6612, TIDDLES 6664, 
CARLOTTA 6671, MARLOW 6644, SIR GETALOT 6686, and MOLLY 6662.

The least popular fighter this week was PYTHAGORAS 6647.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BILLY 6669, PROTAGORAS 6691, REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663, TARILISS 6527, MOLLY 
6662, SIR GETALOT 6686, MARLOW 6644, CARLOTTA 6671, TIDDLES 6664, and TIANNARY 6612.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PARMENIDES (12-6599) DREAMERS (142)

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."