DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2009    Duedate: 07/21/2009

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-624

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PROTAGORAS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6691) [14-14-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PROTAGORAS                     TOM B STONE
DREAMERS (142)                 SKI-BUM 12 (451)
(12-6691) [14-14-0,103]        (12-4274) [1-0-1,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLOTTA                       BLITZER
SWEET MAGIC (267)              X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
(12-6671) [18-19-0,73]         (12-2103) [5-5-2,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE UNDEAD (136)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SKI-BUM 12 (451)            66
2. THE UNDEAD (136)            33      DREAMERS (142)
3. DREAMERS (142)              11      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)            1
5. SEA DOGS (653)               0      SKI-BUM 12 (451)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*SKI-BUM 12 (451)           4   1  2 80.0   1/ 2 THE UNDEAD (136)          9  5 1
 2- 3*CRYSTAL CAGES (551)       10   9  0 52.6   2/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 1
 3/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1261 %1240 96 50.4   3/ 3 X-MAS MAYHEM (246)        6  9 1
 4/ 5 THE UNDEAD (136)          47  47  3 50.0   4/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  9 0
 5/ 1 X-MAS MAYHEM (246)        24  24  3 50.0   5/ 0*SKI-BUM 12 (451)          4  1 2
 6- 6 ICE AGE (639)             55  62  2 47.0   6- 6*CRYSTAL CAGES (551)       3  3 0
 7/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)        569 938 20 37.8   7- 5*SEA DOGS (653)            2  4 0
 8- 8*SEA DOGS (653)             6  10  1 37.5   8- 7 ICE AGE (639)             1  2 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 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 616): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 609): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 306): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 448): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 412): NIGHTMARE STEED of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 394): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 510): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 616): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 609): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 306): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): CRIMINAL MINDS (Black Guard, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 448): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 412): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 394): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 510): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
                   (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                             LAST CALL of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                             SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to DREAMERS, as they are pushed from the coveted top 
team spot by the THE UNDEAD stable.  Call it luck at the right time or bribes in the 
right hands, but the new team SKI-BUM 12 scored a 4-1-2 record this week.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for TOM B STONE, who flew up 21 points in the rankings after 
mashing HEZASH THE MOUTH like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  MISSILE TOE was defeated by KISSA 
BELLE and drops 9 points.  Well, everybody's pal PROTAGORAS moved his record to 
14-14-0 by defeating SANTA THE RED in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 4 
recognition points.  Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this 
stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad DREAMERS?  Big bad DREAMERS.  Big bad DREAMERS.  RIZTAB's afraid of the big 
bad DREAMERS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch THE UNDEAD's 
act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from DREAMERS.  
And who is this BONE YARD you ask, with 48 points and a 9-3-0 record.  Ooh, the tales 
I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, BLITZER was 
mashed by BONE YARD, who let BLITZER know that killing members of THE UNDEAD is a 
no-no.  Congrats to DORA BELL for revenging the death of hers teammate (but more 
importantly, feeding VAMPYR a bit of dirt).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PROTAGORAS 6691              14  14  0   103       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOPHOCLES 6733               10   4  2    84       DREAMERS (142)
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 SANTA THE RED 2102            7   3  0    79       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
 SKELETON 1040                12   8  1    78       THE UNDEAD (136)
 CARLOTTA 6671                18  19  0    73       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 GHOST 6606                    8   4  1    67       THE UNDEAD (136)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOVE HUNTER 5393              5   1  0    64       CRYSTAL CAGES (551)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KISSA BELLE 6708             12  12  2    58       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONE YARD 6609                9   3  0    48       THE UNDEAD (136)
 EURIPEDES 6732                7   7  0    46       DREAMERS (142)
 DORA BELL 6706                9  16  1    45       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BLITZER 2103                  5   5  2    41       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
-TACKLE BOX 6743               4   0  0    40       SEA DOGS (653)
-MAMA MIA X 6642               7   4  0    37       ICE AGE (639)
 EMPEDOCLES 6748               4   2  0    36       DREAMERS (142)
 MISSILE TOE 3000              4   2  0    35       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAMPYR 6608                   5   7  1    25       THE UNDEAD (136)
 HEAT MIZER 2148               5   3  0    24       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMPID ELF 2149               3   5  1    23       X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
-THE ROCK 6656                 4   0  0    21       ICE AGE (639)
 TOM B STONE 4274              1   0  1    21       SKI-BUM 12 (451)
-ARROW CATCHER 5392            2   2  0    20       CRYSTAL CAGES (551)
-FISHMONGER 6742               2   0  1    19       SEA DOGS (653)
 SYNGINA 4270                  1   0  0    16       SKI-BUM 12 (451)
 STEEL DRAGON 4272             1   0  0    13       SKI-BUM 12 (451)
 FUSTERCLUCK 4271              1   0  1    11       SKI-BUM 12 (451)
-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)
-QUESTLING 6623                1   1  0     6       CRYSTAL CAGES (551)
 ARISTOCLEA 6754               1   3  0     6       DREAMERS (142)
 DONNAMIRA 6758                1   2  0     5       SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ANGRY ROSETTA           0  0 0                      SOPHOCLES 6733        624  NONE
HEZASH THE MOUTH        0  0 0                      TOM B STONE 4274      624  NONE
ROCKO DIMWIT 4273       0  1 0 SKI-BUM 12 451       DARK STRANGER         624  NONE
BENISSA 6749            2  4 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      VAMPYR 6608           623  JUST REVENGED
CELINDA 6750            0  2 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      FISHMONGER 6742       621   
ELENORA 6762            0  1 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      FUSTERCLUCK 4271      624   
SPECTRE 6607            7  4 0 THE UNDEAD 136       BLITZER 2103          623  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ghost -- I never realized ghost came so tall.  Odd.  And I've no idea how one would
COOK for an ectoplasmic being. -- Carlotta

Missile Toe -- You didn't have to KICK me!  See if I give you any of my xmas cookies!
-- Dora Bell

Vampyr -- I don't CARE, I will NOT make blood pudding!  The very idea!  We do SWEETS
here, you know. -- Benissa
P.S.  Oh, you killed me.  Drat.  Well, I STILL won't do blood pudding.

Skeleton -- If you'd just TRY these cupcakes--they're double-chocolate with a hint of
mint--we might be able to put some meat on your bones. -- Kissa Belle

The Rock -- Rock candy?  Why, I never thought of that.  I understand it's a bit
tedious, watching the pot to hardball stage and all, but... it might be interesting.
I'll give it a try. -- Donnamira
P.S.  Any particular flavor?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROCKO DIMWIT was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SKELETON unbelievably bested CARLOTTA in a 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
BLITZER was luckily beaten by BONE YARD in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge duel.
VAMPYR was narrowly defeated by DORA BELL in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
PROTAGORAS bested SANTA THE RED in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Title duel.
GHOST overpowered EURIPEDES in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SOPHOCLES assassinated ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
MISSILE TOE was vanquished by KISSA BELLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EMPEDOCLES won victory over RAMPID ELF in a 1 minute duel.
HEAT MIZER overpowered ARISTOCLEA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DONNAMIRA was handily defeated by SYNGINA in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
FUSTERCLUCK murdered ELENORA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STEEL DRAGON handily defeated KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TOM B STONE murdered HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   4 -  1      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  12 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 624 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SOPHOCLES 6733             10   4  2   84 DREAMERS (142)
TOTAL PARRY      SANTA THE RED 2102          7   3  0   79 X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
PARRY-STRIKE     SKELETON 1040              12   8  1   78 THE UNDEAD (136)
WALL OF STEEL    MISSILE TOE 3000            4   2  0   35 X-MAS MAYHEM (246)
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 BLITZER 2103.  The ten other most popular fighters were DORA BELL 6706, VAMPYR 
6608, PROTAGORAS 6691, SKELETON 1040, CARLOTTA 6671, KISSA BELLE 6708, EMPEDOCLES 
6748, SYNGINA 4270, TOM B STONE 4274, and BONE YARD 6609.

The least popular fighter this week was ELENORA 6762.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONNAMIRA 6758, ARISTOCLEA 6754, MISSILE TOE 3000, EURIPEDES 6732, 
SANTA THE RED 2102, ROCKO DIMWIT 4273, STEEL DRAGON 4272, FUSTERCLUCK 4271, HEAT 
MIZER 2148, and RAMPID ELF 2149.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PROTAGORAS (12-6691) DREAMERS (142)