DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2008    Duedate: 06/24/2008

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-596

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SWEET BETSEY
SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6571) [21-19-1,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SWEET BETSEY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SWEET MAGIC (267)              
(12-6571) [21-19-1,120]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SWEET BETSEY                   PHILOLAUS
SWEET MAGIC (267)              DREAMERS (142)
(12-6571) [21-19-1,120]        (12-6700) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HIGH JINKS (584)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEET MAGIC (267)           28
2. ICE AGE (639)               19      HIGH JINKS (584)
3. HIGH JINKS (584)             9      Unchartered Team
4. THE SQUARE TABLE (649)       0
5. DREAMERS (142)              -7      GAZERS (306)

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)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)          9  6 1
 2/ 2 HIGH JINKS (584)         304 277 19 52.3   2/ 1 SWEET MAGIC (267)         8  7 0
 3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1182 %1195 90 49.7   3/ 4 ICE AGE (639)             4  0 0
 4/ 4 ICE AGE (639)             44  50  1 46.8   4/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            3 12 0
 5/ 5 SWEET MAGIC (267)        515 856 17 37.6   5- 5*THE SQUARE TABLE (649)    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 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I don't care what philosophy Heraclitus supports, it's all dreams and illusions.
The reality is, we're going to have to sandbag the waterfront.  This is a seriously
tedious business and a sign of the ill-favor of the goddesses, or else the water
wouldn't be rising so, right?  So everybody who can walk and lift a handful of sand,
to the shore!

                                    Sweet Betsey

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in RIZTAB a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as SWEET MAGIC is pushed out of top team by HIGH JINKS, who came from 2nd 
with a 3-2-1 this turn.  The ICE AGE guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, TIANNARY fought MARLOW and gained 20 points and contributed to SWEET MAGIC's 
2-3-0.  MARLOW has lost to TIANNARY, falling 16 points, while helping make HIGH JINKS 
a 3-2-1 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, SWEET BETSEY kept DREAMERS' 
warrior, HERACLITUS, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  
I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in RIZTAB and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET BETSEY 6571            21  19  1   120       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG SHRIMP 6561              14   7  0    97       ICE AGE (639)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIANNARY 6612                16  13  3    90       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HERACLITUS 6646              12   8  0    86       DREAMERS (142)
 TARILISS 6527                11  38  1    72       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARLOW 6644                  13   9  0    68       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIDDLES 6664                  8   7  0    66       HIGH JINKS (584)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647              12   8  0    61       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMOCRITUS 6611              11   9  0    54       DREAMERS (142)
 CORIANELLE 6621              11  15  0    48       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663          8   7  0    41       HIGH JINKS (584)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY 6669                    6   5  0    32       HIGH JINKS (584)
 CARLOTTA 6671                 3   6  0    24       SWEET MAGIC (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAMA MIA X 6642               4   2  0    21       ICE AGE (639)
 DEAPTH BOMB 6698              2   0  1    21       HIGH JINKS (584)
-IAINTPLAYING 6568             3   6  0    19       ICE AGE (639)
-SIR GETALOT 6686              3   1  0    16       THE SQUARE TABLE (649)
-SIR HIGH ON POT 6684          1   0  0    13       THE SQUARE TABLE (649)
-NO NAME 6657                  1   0  0    13       ICE AGE (639)
 PROTAGORAS 6691               0   4  0     8       DREAMERS (142)
 THE ROCK 6656                 1   0  0     4       ICE AGE (639)
 PHILOLAUS 6700                0   1  0     1       DREAMERS (142)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WILLIE THE RAT          0  0 0                      DEAPTH BOMB 6698      596  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Democritus -- I was so moved by my weapons alacrity, I went down to the Barrows and
tried to kiss my weaponsmith out of gratitude.  Big Bertha was so moved she jovially
back-handed me ass-over-teakettle across the room.  Then swallowed me into her ample
bosom in a bear hug...Demo, you too would have come up gasping for air from such an
embrace. -- Marlow

Protaguras -- Let's get fun, I've got two hands. -- Deapth Bomb

Carlotta -- Friends of...Enemies of...who can tell? -- Tiddles

Corianelle -- The bell, I heard it. -- Ro-gan

Big Shrimp -- Just give me time to round up a HUGE tub of shrimp sauce, and we're in
business. -- Tariliss

Pythagoras -- Listen, I hate geometry.  All those angles!  It's so calculating. --
Tiannary

Tiddles -- I never know what to do with someone who comes on "cute." -- Carlotta

Repulsive Rogan -- Wow, that's the first time I've seen such a strong zone of
repulsion that the repellor bounced off the arena walls.  I didn't have to fight at
all, just stay out of the way of the ricochets. -- Corianelle

Rogan -- It comes to all of us in the end. -- Tiannary

Tiddles -- They don't.  They just want to see blood.  Makes you wonder what this
world is coming to, doesn't it? -- Corianelle

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIDDLES bested DEMOCRITUS in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SWEET BETSEY devastated HERACLITUS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
BIG SHRIMP overpowered TARILISS in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TIANNARY devastated MARLOW in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
REPULSIVE ROGAN subdued CARLOTTA in a 1 minute competition.
BILLY slimly lost to LEOVAR THE PROUD in a 2 minute gory duel.
PYTHAGORAS devastated CORIANELLE in a 3 minute mismatched match.
MAMA MIA X handily defeated PROTAGORAS in a 5 minute gruesome uneven fight.
DEAPTH BOMB slaughtered WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE ROCK defeated PHILOLAUS in a popular 6 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  2      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  21 -  2      32  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 596 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  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    SWEET BETSEY 6571          21  19  1  120 SWEET MAGIC (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG SHRIMP 6561            14   7  0   97 ICE AGE (639)
STRIKING ATTACK  HERACLITUS 6646            12   8  0   86 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       MARLOW 6644                13   9  0   68 HIGH JINKS (584)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIDDLES 6664                8   7  0   66 HIGH JINKS (584)
TOTAL PARRY      PYTHAGORAS 6647            12   8  0   61 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 PHILOLAUS 6700.  The ten other most popular fighters were CORIANELLE 6621, 
SWEET BETSEY 6571, MAMA MIA X 6642, DEMOCRITUS 6611, TIDDLES 6664, BIG SHRIMP 6561, 
TIANNARY 6612, REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663, HERACLITUS 6646, and TARILISS 6527.

The least popular fighter this week was THE ROCK 6656.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PROTAGORAS 6691, MARLOW 6644, DEAPTH BOMB 6698, PYTHAGORAS 6647, BILLY 
6669, CARLOTTA 6671, TARILISS 6527, HERACLITUS 6646, REPULSIVE ROGAN 6663, and 
TIANNARY 6612.

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!