DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/07/2009    Duedate: 01/20/2009

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SETH
FORCE OF FIVE (586)
(12-6482) [10-4-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SETH                           POSITION IS EMPTY
FORCE OF FIVE (586)            
(12-6482) [10-4-1,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORIANELLE                     SOPHOCLES
SWEET MAGIC (267)              DREAMERS (142)
(12-6621) [18-23-0,103]        (12-6733) [3-1-1,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FORCE OF FIVE (586)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              18
2. FORCE OF FIVE (586)         13      FORCE OF FIVE (586)
3. SWEET MAGIC (267)           13      Unchartered Team
4. HIGH JINKS (584)             0
5. THE PAIN GANG (172)          0      TREE PEOPLE (517)

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)     5   3  0 62.5   1/ 4 FORCE OF FIVE (586)       8  2 1
 2/ 3 FORCE OF FIVE (586)       75  57  4 56.8   2/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  7 0
 3- 4 THE PAIN GANG (172)       90  74 12 54.9   3/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            6  9 1
 4- 5 HIGH JINKS (584)         326 305 21 51.7   4- 2 HIGH JINKS (584)          4  1 1
 5/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1224 %1223 94 50.0   5- 7 THE PAIN GANG (172)       1  3 1
 6/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)        543 900 19 37.6   6- 6*THE SQUARE TABLE (649)    0  1 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 608): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): THE CYCLOPS of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 435): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): DEVILED HAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Riztab!

It is I, your Duelmaster, Caelum of the Force of Five.  It is my proud honor to
occupy the throne and oversee the games here in Riztab.  Oh wait, I said that the
last time I was seated here.  Sorry I issed a turn as your Duelmaster--I am late to
everything and I missed my fight.  It must have something to do with all this darn
armor Doctor Doom makes me wear--slows me down considerably.

Pythagoras and I had another go at a scumfest but he actually fell to my sword this
time and not my stare!  I have been invited to the Isle of the Eye so I must be
leaving you.  My last challenge will be to the Dark Arena since I don't believe any
here worthy of my last challenge. :>

For those few interested my stats are 17(2)-19-6-13(2)-17(1)-5-13(1).  I have
achieved an expert in attack and decise, and an advanced expert in parry.  Not
impressed...well it's good enough for a 20-6-0 record, chumps!

Fare thee well,

Caelum

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DREAMERS was unseated this 
week as FORCE OF FIVE moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 4-1-1 
record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week FORCE OF FIVE went 4-1-1 to move up 3 in the rankings.  
SOPHOCLES caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested THE BLOB and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, SOPHOCLES put down THE BLOB, causing him to lose 8 points of 
recognition in the process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was 
on GORASH THE ORC as he bore arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning 
Duelmaster CAELUM.  Not for nothing has CAELUM in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in RIZTAB seem to feel that they could fight 
better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after SETH.  
Watch your back!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  CAELUM has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena 
victory!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SETH 6482                    10   4  1   105       FORCE OF FIVE (586)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INVENTOR OF PAIN 1626        14   8  3   104       THE PAIN GANG (172)
 CORIANELLE 6621              18  23  0   103       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647              21  14  0    95       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 PHILOLAUS 6700                8   6  0    73       DREAMERS (142)
 CARLOTTA 6671                12  12  0    67       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BILLY 6669                   13   8  0    58       HIGH JINKS (584)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROTAGORAS 6691               7  12  0    47       DREAMERS (142)
 KISSA BELLE 6708              5   6  1    40       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SOPHOCLES 6733                3   1  1    39       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIR GETALOT 6686              4   3  0    33       THE SQUARE TABLE (649)
-BUTTERCUP 6709                4   3  1    31       HIGH JINKS (584)
 THE BLOB 6510                 7   3  0    24       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
-POPPY 6724                    2   1  0    24       HIGH JINKS (584)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DORA BELL 6706                4   8  1    21       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 LADY DEATHSTRIKE 6729         2   2  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
-BABS 6719                     2   2  0    20       HIGH JINKS (584)
-PHIL PAIN 5080                0   5  0    17       THE PAIN GANG (172)
-SIR HIGH ON POT 6684          1   0  0    13       THE SQUARE TABLE (649)
 LOKI 6739                     1   0  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
-PAIN INDUCER II 6726          1   2  1     6       THE PAIN GANG (172)
 EURIPEDES 6732                1   3  0     6       DREAMERS (142)
 TINAKARINA 6738               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?
PORTIA 6712             1  4 0 FURIES 652           KISSA BELLE 6708      608   
TARILISS 6527          11 51 1 SWEET MAGIC 267      INVENTOR OF PAIN 1626 609   
BRING THE PAIN 6725     2  1 2 THE PAIN GANG 172    BUTTERCUP 6709        609   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Martos Chard?  I have to fight a STANDBY?  A refugee or reject from the Charindee
Society?  This is some kind of pits!  Huh, and now that I look at the newsletter, I
see that it's only us, the Dreamers, and the Force of Five that's fighting today at
all.  What is it with these other guys, why don't they just lock up and go to the
tourney and get off our front page?  Oh, all right, I guess I don't have to be quite
so grumpy.  But no way am I cooking chard.  Leaf beets.  Bah.  Okay, probably good
for us, maybe even healthful as all get-out, but this Sweet Magic Cook Shop doesn't
do "healthful."  We do sinfully delicious and mostly rather sweet.  Leaf beets.  Bah.
-- Corianelle

Protagoras -- I'm thinking taffy.  I don't actually care for taffy all that much, too
sweet--don't laugh!  But it's a very, ah, protean form.  Push and pull, you know?  Or
I suppose I could just make fudge and beat the heck out of it. -- Carlotta
P.S.  I'm surprised I won that.

Why didn't anybody warn me about this Zagga the Claw dude?  Where does he get off
thinking he can just waltz in and hit me a few times and I'll make him his
"zabaglione," whatever that is?  Why should I want to cook for this dude?  He's rude
and coarse and has no redeeming social value at ALL. -- Kissa Belle

The Blob -- Yeah, well, dough always looks like that when it's been trying to rise
all night in this weather.  But I can make it shape up if you'll just stop trying to
beat me over the head while I'm doing it.  I already had a headache.  But I think...
kolaches, cinnamon rolls, sticky buns, yes. -- Dora Bell

I know, there's only four of us here today.  Well, we've been TRYING to fill that
niche, testing one applicant after another, and all they want to do is FIGHT.  We had
a HECK of a time getting someone who could cook. -- Jorja for Sweet Magic

Our congratulations to Caelum. -- Jorja and the Sweet Magic crew

Dora Bell -- NOTHING MOVES THE BLOB!

Philolaus -- Little slow on the draw huh?  It was that last stick to the butt that
got you! -- Seth

Euripedes -- Your leather sliced up very nicely...like butter. :> -- Lady Deathstrike

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAELUM delivered the death blow upon GORASH THE ORC in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
PYTHAGORAS luckily beat ANGRY ROSETTA in a popular 4 minute gruesome veteran's melee.
CORIANELLE devastated PHILOLAUS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
SETH overpowered CARLOTTA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title match.
PROTAGORAS vanquished DORA BELL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
SOPHOCLES savagely defeated THE BLOB in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory brawl.
KISSA BELLE handily defeated BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 1 minute uneven melee.
LADY DEATHSTRIKE vanquished TINAKARINA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EURIPEDES lost to LOKI in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  19 -  3      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  23 -  3      41  |

Turn 611 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SETH 6482                  10   4  1  105 FORCE OF FIVE (586)
TOTAL PARRY      PYTHAGORAS 6647            21  14  0   95 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  PHILOLAUS 6700              8   6  0   73 DREAMERS (142)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CORIANELLE 6621.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOPHOCLES 6733.  The ten other most popular fighters were SETH 6482, PYTHAGORAS 
6647, CORIANELLE 6621, PROTAGORAS 6691, KISSA BELLE 6708, LADY DEATHSTRIKE 6729, LOKI 
6739, PHILOLAUS 6700, CARLOTTA 6671, and DORA BELL 6706.

The least popular fighter this week was EURIPEDES 6732.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TINAKARINA 6738, THE BLOB 6510, DORA BELL 6706, CARLOTTA 6671, 
PHILOLAUS 6700, LOKI 6739, LADY DEATHSTRIKE 6729, KISSA BELLE 6708, PROTAGORAS 6691, 
and CORIANELLE 6621.

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

CAELUM (12-5916) FORCE OF FIVE (586)