DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2009    Duedate: 06/23/2009

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-622

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PROTAGORAS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6691) [12-14-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PROTAGORAS                     POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAMERS (142)                 
(12-6691) [12-14-0,92]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLOTTA                       BENISSA
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6671) [17-18-0,70]         (12-6749) [2-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEET MAGIC (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE UNDEAD (136)            23
2. CRYSTAL CAGES (551)         14      DREAMERS (142)
3. DREAMERS (142)              12      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (653)              12
5. SWEET MAGIC (267)           10      CRYSTAL CAGES (551)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CRYSTAL CAGES (551)        9   7  0 56.3   1/ 2 SWEET MAGIC (267)         8  7 0
 2- 2 SILMARILLIAD (567)        98  87  8 53.0   2/ 4 THE UNDEAD (136)          7  8 0
 3/ 1*X-MAS MAYHEM (246)        20  18  2 52.6   3/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            7  8 0
 4/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1254 %1237 95 50.3   4/ 3*SEA DOGS (653)            5  8 1
 5/ 4 THE UNDEAD (136)          42  43  2 49.4   5/ 6*X-MAS MAYHEM (246)        4  6 0
 6/ 5 ICE AGE (639)             54  61  2 47.0   6- 5 SILMARILLIAD (567)        2  0 0
 7/ 6*SEA DOGS (653)             5   8  1 38.5   7/ 0*CRYSTAL CAGES (551)       2  1 0
 8/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)        566 931 20 37.8   8/ 7 ICE AGE (639)             1  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 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     How can this be, Protagoras?  You're not supposed to be standing around the
kitchen pigging out on sausage rolls and losing fights!  That's *my* job.  You're
supposed to be training hard and winning fights in order to protect us cooks.  Pull
yourself together and get busy.  "One-sided."  "Devastated."  Pfaugh!  You can do
better than that.

                                     Carlotta

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to RIZTAB once again!  Woof!  DREAMERS were a bunch of dogs after 
SWEET MAGIC got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's with GHOST?  
She actually beat DREAMERS' EURIPEDES, and walked away with 15 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at DREAMERS.  EURIPEDES lost 17 points to GHOST.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe EURIPEDES will provide more easy wins...  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for DREAMERS' outstanding member, Duelmaster PROTAGORAS.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, SEA DOGS!  
The bums at THE UNDEAD couldn't face the challenges from SEA DOGS!  No excuse for 
that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, SKELETON!  
Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Taunt your opponent DORA 
BELL!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly challenged.  (and by 19 points!)  
SANTA THE RED should have an easy win.  SANTA THE RED subdued DORA BELL.  X-MAS 
MAYHEM calls this fighting?  In my day...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROTAGORAS 6691              12  14  0    92       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BELEG CUTHALION 5607         15   7  0   105       SILMARILLIAD (567)
-GLORFINDAL 5605              11   7  2   102       SILMARILLIAD (567)
-MORWEN 5675                   9   3  2    95       SILMARILLIAD (567)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 CARLOTTA 6671                17  18  0    70       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANTA THE RED 2102            6   2  0    68       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
 DOVE HUNTER 5393              5   0  0    68       CRYSTAL CAGES (551)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOST 6606                    7   3  1    66       THE UNDEAD (136)
 KISSA BELLE 6708             11  11  2    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOPHOCLES 6733                8   4  1    56       DREAMERS (142)
 SKELETON 1040                10   8  1    51       THE UNDEAD (136)
 EURIPEDES 6732                6   6  0    49       DREAMERS (142)
 BONE YARD 6609                8   2  0    44       THE UNDEAD (136)
 DORA BELL 6706                8  15  1    40       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 EMPEDOCLES 6748               3   1  0    39       DREAMERS (142)
-MAMA MIA X 6642               7   4  0    37       ICE AGE (639)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMPID ELF 2149               3   3  1    30       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
 TACKLE BOX 6743               3   0  0    30       SEA DOGS (653)
 BLITZER 2103                  4   4  1    29       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
 MISSILE TOE 3000              3   1  0    28       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
 SPECTRE 6607                  7   3  0    26       THE UNDEAD (136)
 IAINTPLAYING 6568             3  10  0    25       ICE AGE (639)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FISHMONGER 6742               2   0  1    19       SEA DOGS (653)
 VAMPYR 6608                   4   6  0    18       THE UNDEAD (136)
 BENISSA 6749                  2   3  0    18       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-THE ROCK 6656                 3   0  0    17       ICE AGE (639)
 DONNAMIRA 6758                1   0  0    15       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HEAT MIZER 2148               4   2  0    14       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
-CHOCOLATE CHARLIE 6707        2   0  0    10       ICE AGE (639)
 TRAPSPRING 5418               2   2  0     8       CRYSTAL CAGES (551)
-CONAN 6737                    1   0  0     8       ICE AGE (639)
-ARROW CATCHER 5392            1   2  0     7       CRYSTAL CAGES (551)
 QUESTLING 6623                1   0  0     7       CRYSTAL CAGES (551)
 ARISTOCLEA 6754               0   2  0     2       DREAMERS (142)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 6756      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         DARK STRANGER         622  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 2 6757    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         GORASH THE ORC        622  NONE
CELINDA 6750            0  2 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      FISHMONGER 6742       621   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Missile Toe -- Well, I'm glad I devastated you.  There are too many like you around
as it is.  Golems intent on messing up quite enjoyable holidays!  You should be
ashamed of yourself!  And you should wear socks so that people don't have to look at
your toes.  Get some socks, and I'll make you biscoches.  Probably they aren't
spelled that way, but who cares?  The important thing is how they taste. -- Dora Bell

Vampyr -- Euwh, one of these "six of one, half a dozen of the other" types, huh?  Not
dead, not alive, what's the point of that? -- Kissa Belle
P.S.  You are not kissing me, though, I'll tell you that now.  Although if you'd go
for chocolate kisses, I could come up with something.  I've got this great recipe
involving rum....

Fishmonger -- Just because I said last time that I didn't care for fish?  Really,
this is excessive.  And I *still* don't like fish, not even the ghost of fishes past.
-- Ghost of Celinda
P.S.  Okay, I didn't come right out and state my disinclination to consume fish.  So
you had even *less* reason to kill me.
P.P.S.  Hmm, it says here that it was murder!  Does this mean that I'd discovered
something mysterious and probably discreditable about you, and you were trying to
prevent me telling it?  If I knew what it was, I would find a medium and tell it now!
The nerve!

Conan -- Hmm, if the Commission still has me listed, out of all reason, as Shewish,
and we're of the same race, it fits you a lot better.  So far as I can tell, what
with being too short to look you in the face.  I don't recall hearing that Conan had
any favorite foods, just lots of whatever; I could manage a lemon-poppy-seed muffin
or two?  Drop by and we'll look into it. -- Benissa

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD 2 was butchered by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SANTA THE RED handily defeated DORA BELL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
RAMPID ELF was vanquished by SKELETON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HEAT MIZER was luckily beaten by TACKLE BOX in a 5 minute brutal Challenge fight.
CARLOTTA was devastated by PROTAGORAS in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
EURIPEDES was devastated by GHOST in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOPHOCLES was overcome by DOVE HUNTER in a action packed 1 minute fight.
BONE YARD unbelievably bested BLITZER in a action packed 4 minute gruesome duel.
KISSA BELLE overpowered ZAGGA THE CLAW in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
EMPEDOCLES overpowered VAMPYR in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
SPECTRE subdued BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 4 minute bloody competition.
IAINTPLAYING was bested by MISSILE TOE in a exciting 1 minute battle.
TRAPSPRING was bested by BENISSA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory amateur's bout.
ARISTOCLEA slimly lost to QUESTLING in a 5 minute amateur's bout.
DONNAMIRA vanquished WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   2 -  1      89  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  19 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 622 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    2 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SANTA THE RED 2102          6   2  0   68 X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
LUNGING ATTACK   DOVE HUNTER 5393            5   0  0   68 CRYSTAL CAGES (551)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOST 6606                  7   3  1   66 THE UNDEAD (136)
PARRY-STRIKE     SKELETON 1040              10   8  1   51 THE UNDEAD (136)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CARLOTTA 6671.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BENISSA 6749.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLITZER 2103, TRAPSPRING 
5418, EMPEDOCLES 6748, MISSILE TOE 3000, QUESTLING 6623, HEAT MIZER 2148, PROTAGORAS 
6691, KISSA BELLE 6708, ARISTOCLEA 6754, and SANTA THE RED 2102.

The least popular fighter this week was TACKLE BOX 6743.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IAINTPLAYING 6568, EURIPEDES 6732, DORA BELL 6706, MAN OVERBOARD 6756, 
MAN OVERBOARD 2 6757, DONNAMIRA 6758, SPECTRE 6607, BONE YARD 6609, CARLOTTA 6671, 
and RAMPID ELF 2149.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!