DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2009    Duedate: 02/17/2009

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-613

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PYTHAGORAS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6647) [23-14-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SETH                           POSITION IS EMPTY
FORCE OF FIVE (586)            
(12-6482) [11-4-1,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORIANELLE                     CORIANELLE
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6621) [19-24-0,100]        (12-6621) [19-24-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FORCE OF FIVE (586)         41
2. DREAMERS (142)              38      FORCE OF FIVE (586)
3. MARVEL HEROES (147)        -12      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)          -17
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (586)       80  57  4 58.4   1/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           10  5 0
 2/ 0 MARVEL HEROES (147)      251 214 11 54.0   2/ 1 FORCE OF FIVE (586)       9  1 1
 3/ 2 DREAMERS (142)           %1231 %1226 94 50.1   3/ 2 SWEET MAGIC (267)         4 11 0
 4/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)        545 908 19 37.5   4/ 0 MARVEL HEROES (147)       1  4 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 610): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): CRICKET of LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 278): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): 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 437): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 383): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 499): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 598): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 437): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 383): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 499): REIGNING DOO et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            DARDANIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            BLACK BELT of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, 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 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (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  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I don't figure that was really a fair match for Philolaus, but then, who said
life was fair?  Good try, though, which is what I would expect of one of Sleepy's
guys.
     I've given some thought to what I might cook in honor of my opponent, and while
philly steak is out--I like my steaks more substantial--I did finally come up with a
possibility: a light, flaky pastry with honey and cinnamon.  It's still in the
testing stage, but two or three more batches and I should have something worth
sharing.
     Come help with the taste-testing, or maybe it's the test tasting?  Anyway, drop
on by the Sweet Shop, Philly, and give it a try.

                                    Corianelle

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, RIZTAB?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, FORCE OF FIVE, since 
DREAMERS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see SETH win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, 
tsk, PHILOLAUS beat HAWKEYE and HAWKEYE lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as PYTHAGORAS takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks 
and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYTHAGORAS 6647              23  14  0   107       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SETH 6482                    11   4  1   118       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 CORIANELLE 6621              19  24  0   100       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MAVERICK 5654                13  12  1    94       MARVEL HEROES (147)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHILOLAUS 6700                9   7  0    88       DREAMERS (142)
 SILVER-SURFER 6439            9   3  0    87       MARVEL HEROES (147)
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 HAWKEYE 5655                 13  12  0    68       MARVEL HEROES (147)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLOTTA 6671                12  14  0    67       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROTAGORAS 6691               9  12  0    57       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOPHOCLES 6733                4   2  1    44       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KISSA BELLE 6708              5   8  1    33       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 THE BLOB 6510                 8   3  0    31       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 DORA BELL 6706                5   9  1    25       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 LADY DEATHSTRIKE 6729         3   2  0    25       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 JACK OF HEARTS 6488           4   3  0    24       MARVEL HEROES (147)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EURIPEDES 6732                2   4  0    20       DREAMERS (142)
 LOKI 6739                     2   0  0    16       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 DREADKNIGHT 6745              1   0  0     8       FORCE OF FIVE (586)
 TINAKARINA 6738               0   3  0     3       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DIGITEK 6746                  0   1  0     1       MARVEL HEROES (147)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TARILISS 6527          11 51 1 SWEET MAGIC 267      INVENTOR OF PAIN 1626 609  NONE
BRING THE PAIN 6725     2  1 2 THE PAIN GANG 172    BUTTERCUP 6709        609  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pythagoras -- I was wrestling, seems like not the first time, with triangular thisses
and thats, and some guy came along and said that geometry doesn't have to be all
triangles, there's also circles and pi.  What a relief!  I feel well ready to deal
with pie.  Right now I'm thinking of one with a sort of honey custard with raisins
and nuts in it. -- Carlotta
P.S.  And the pieces cut out of it will be triangular, so it's okay that way, too.
What a relief!

Protagoras -- Listen, I found a really weird recipe for, well, sweet meat.  Not
candies, but meat and honey and fruits.  Not quite mince pie stuff, either, but
getting toward it, I think.  And I gotta tell you, it seems to me like an offense
against both the meats and fruits.  Why would anyone gussy up meat that much?  Well,
okay, if it was about to age beyond edibility, or if it was really rank or uneatable
otherwise, but I'm suspicious by nature, and surely "cuisine," as such, was invented
so people could pretend their food wasn't spoiling! -- Kissa Belle

Euripedes -- Wow, I almost mistook you for Aristophanes!  That would've been unfair
to you, well, probably to Aristophanes, too.  But I was thinking of a review of
Aristophanes's work that I read the other day, and wow, somebody back in his day sure
didn't like him!  Amazing, the way old venom keeps. -- Dora Bell
P.S.  Which does not inspire me to cook anything you'd care to eat, trust me on this.

Whoa!  Input error!  Or someone's, anyway.  No reason I should be training my wit,
I've got enough to go on with.  I bet it was a typo and should have been... no, that
doesn't work, either.  Well, anyway, I'm going to FIX this. -- Tinakarina
P.S.  I hope.

We salute all those who participated in the tourney, even those who aren't currently
active here in Riztab itself. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CORIANELLE was bested by PYTHAGORAS in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
SILVER-SURFER was demolished by SETH in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
CARLOTTA was vanquished by MAVERICK in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HAWKEYE was overpowered by PHILOLAUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PROTAGORAS devastated JACK OF HEARTS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOPHOCLES bested KISSA BELLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
THE BLOB unbelievably bested DORA BELL in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
EURIPEDES vanquished SIBATA THE THIEF in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
LADY DEATHSTRIKE vanquished TINAKARINA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LOKI overpowered DIGITEK in a 1 minute uneven match.
DREADKNIGHT beat SIBATA THE THIEF in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  21 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  24 -  2      40  |

Turn 613 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 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PYTHAGORAS 6647            23  14  0  107 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   SETH 6482                  11   4  1  118 FORCE OF FIVE (586)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAVERICK 5654              13  12  1   94 MARVEL HEROES (147)
STRIKING ATTACK  PHILOLAUS 6700              9   7  0   88 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       HAWKEYE 5655               13  12  0   68 MARVEL HEROES (147)
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 CORIANELLE 6621.  The ten other most popular fighters were DORA BELL 6706, 
SOPHOCLES 6733, SETH 6482, MAVERICK 5654, EURIPEDES 6732, PROTAGORAS 6691, THE BLOB 
6510, LADY DEATHSTRIKE 6729, LOKI 6739, and PYTHAGORAS 6647.

The least popular fighter this week was DIGITEK 6746.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TINAKARINA 6738, HAWKEYE 5655, DREADKNIGHT 6745, KISSA BELLE 6708, JACK 
OF HEARTS 6488, PHILOLAUS 6700, CARLOTTA 6671, SILVER-SURFER 6439, PYTHAGORAS 6647, 
and LOKI 6739.