DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2009    Duedate: 02/03/2009

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CORIANELLE
SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6621) [19-23-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORIANELLE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SWEET MAGIC (267)              
(12-6621) [19-23-0,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORIANELLE                     CARLOTTA
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6621) [19-23-0,105]        (12-6671) [12-13-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEET MAGIC (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              18
2. SWEET MAGIC (267)           13      DREAMERS (142)
3. FORCE OF FIVE (586)          0      Unchartered Team

                                       DARTS (201)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 FORCE OF FIVE (586)       75  57  4 56.8   1- 1 FORCE OF FIVE (586)       8  2 1
 2/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           %1226 %1226 94 50.0   2/ 2 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  8 0
 3/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)        545 903 19 37.6   3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            6  9 1

    '*'   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 609): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): SETH of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, 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 472): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): 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 436): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 609): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 611): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 605): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 607): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 593): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 591): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 582): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, 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 472): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 459): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, 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.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in RIZTAB this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
FORCE OF FIVE is pushed out of top team by SWEET MAGIC, who came from 2nd with a 
2-3-0 this turn.  And let's see, PYTHAGORAS fought CARLOTTA and gained 7 points and 
contributed to DREAMERS' 2-3-0.  KISSA BELLE has lost to PROTAGORAS, falling 3 
points, while helping make SWEET MAGIC a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, SETH has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask 
CORIANELLE about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, she's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, RIZTAB, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in RIZTAB and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in RIZTAB again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORIANELLE 6621              19  23  0   105       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SETH 6482                    10   4  1   105       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 PYTHAGORAS 6647              22  14  0   102       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 PHILOLAUS 6700                8   7  0    75       DREAMERS (142)
 CARLOTTA 6671                12  13  0    74       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROTAGORAS 6691               8  12  0    52       DREAMERS (142)
 SOPHOCLES 6733                3   2  1    38       DREAMERS (142)
 KISSA BELLE 6708              5   7  1    37       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DORA BELL 6706                5   8  1    27       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-THE BLOB 6510                 7   3  0    24       FORCE OF FIVE (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY DEATHSTRIKE 6729         2   2  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 EURIPEDES 6732                1   4  0    11       DREAMERS (142)
-LOKI 6739                     1   0  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 TINAKARINA 6738               0   2  0     2       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  NOT REVENGED
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

Philolaus -- Philly steak?  No, I don't think so.  Steak of any kind--except to eat--
is not my "thing."  I don't much care to cook with it, especially since I'm supposed
to be concentrating on "sweet."  And while I won't tell you that a pork roast can't
benefit from a little brown sugar to keep it juicy, I don't see philly steak in some
sort of confection. -- Corianelle
P.S.  Yes, all right, we've done entree type food, too.  I don't deny it, but I'm
trying to, um, get back on topic here, so to speak.

     Something in a light, flaky pastry shell?  Baklava sort of? -- Ed.

Seth -- For some reason I find myself thinking about beaten eggs (probably because I
feel well beaten?) and sifted powdered sugar.  I'm sure I could use those basic
ingredients, and maybe one or two other things, to make something so sweet it would
make your teeth curl to eat it, but do I really want to?  There should be limits on
all things, sweetness among them.  But I suppose that would be better than meringue.
I just don't care for meringue.  Give me my lemon or chocolate cream pie bare-faced.
-- Carlotta

Protagoras -- Somehow, you always seem to say "sausage rolls."  Is this you, or is it
me?  Inquiring minds are idly curious, but in the meantime, have a gyros wrapped in a
pita bread. -- Dora Bell

Bolgar the Foolish, eh?  Foolish indeed!  He shouldn't have come within my reach.
The heck with "sweet stuff," I'm going to make him into borscht. -- Kissa Belle
P.S.  Bloody red borscht.

Lady Deathstrike -- I don't see how you can be Shewish at that height.  So far as I
know, the Shews aren't into adopting Short People.  Still, I will dedicate my first
production to you, I'm thinking of calling it Death by Chocolate.  Dark chocolate, of
course, for mystery and passion, a little white chocolate for smoothness, a flavored
liqueur for a secret ingredient, and a pound cake for a base.  It'll be delicious.
Come try it out. -- Tinakarina

The Blob -- I bet a cup of live yeast would shift you fast. -- Dora Belle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CORIANELLE bested PHILOLAUS in a action packed 1 minute brutal master's Title fight.
PYTHAGORAS unbelievably bested CARLOTTA in a action packed 2 minute veteran's match.
SOPHOCLES was unbelievably bested by BLACK BARTOK in a 2 minute gory contest.
PROTAGORAS defeated KISSA BELLE in a 2 minute match.
EURIPEDES was devastated by DORA BELL in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
TINAKARINA was overpowered by HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    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 -   2 -  1      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  19 -  3      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  24 -  2      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  1      29  |

Turn 612 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PYTHAGORAS 6647            22  14  0  102 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  PHILOLAUS 6700              8   7  0   75 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 CARLOTTA 6671.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOPHOCLES 6733, 
CORIANELLE 6621, PYTHAGORAS 6647, PROTAGORAS 6691, KISSA BELLE 6708, DORA BELL 6706, 
PHILOLAUS 6700, EURIPEDES 6732, TINAKARINA 6738, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TINAKARINA 6738.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EURIPEDES 6732, PHILOLAUS 6700, DORA BELL 6706, KISSA BELLE 6708, 
PROTAGORAS 6691, PYTHAGORAS 6647, CORIANELLE 6621, SOPHOCLES 6733, CARLOTTA 6671, and 
0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ULTIMATE FURY 5020 (45-38-2)           1  4  0         LUROCIANS IV         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CROWN ROYAL 5507 (9-0-2)               1  3  0         BLACKED OUT ON...    

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SISONGOEN 5168 (9-17-1)                5  3  0         LUROCIANS IV         
KUNG PAO 5753 (6-1-1)                  2  3  0         LUROCIANS IV         
BARBARIAN 4783 (4-34-0)                1  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES 22T  
PYTHAGORAS 6647 (21-14-0)              0  3  0         DREAMERS             

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PROTAGORAS 6691 (7-12-0)               1  3  0         DREAMERS             

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHILOLAUS 6700 (8-6-0)                 0  3  0         DREAMERS             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EURIPEDES 6732 (1-3-0)                 1  3  0         DREAMERS             
SOPHOCLES 6733 (3-1-1)                 0  3  0         DREAMERS             

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EVA 6734 (0-0-0)                       6  3  1         FURIES