DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2009    Duedate: 09/01/2009

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-627

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOPHOCLES
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6733) [11-6-2,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARLOTTA                       TACKLE BOX
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SEA DOGS (653)
(12-6671) [21-19-1,97]         (12-6743) [5-1-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLOTTA                       EMPEDOCLES
SWEET MAGIC (267)              DREAMERS (142)
(12-6671) [21-19-1,97]         (12-6748) [6-3-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SWEET MAGIC (267)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDS (654)                 62
2. DREAMERS (142)              43      DREAMERS (142)
3. SEA DOGS (653)               9      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)            3
5. THE UNDEAD (136)            -4      CARDS (654)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DREAMERS (142)           %1269 %1247 97 50.4   1/ 1 SWEET MAGIC (267)         9  6 1
 2/ 0*CARDS (654)                2   2  1 50.0   2/ 3 DREAMERS (142)            8  7 1
 3/ 4 THE UNDEAD (136)          52  57  3 47.7   3/ 2 THE UNDEAD (136)          5 10 0
 4/ 5 WHO DA MAN? (623)         31  45  0 40.8   4/ 5 WHO DA MAN? (623)         4  2 0
 5/ 6*SEA DOGS (653)             9  14  1 39.1   5/ 6*SEA DOGS (653)            3  4 0
 6/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)        578 944 21 38.0   6/ 0*CARDS (654)               2  2 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 624): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): SUPERSTARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 607): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 473): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Salutations to one and all;

I thought for sure I wouldn't have to write a second one of these for a while.  I'm
almost tempted to believe that Sophocles threw the match just so he wouldn't have to
write a column.  As it stands, I am very close to being whisked off to ADM.  If I
manage to survive that long, I will be the first warrior from Death Jester's camp to
do so.  Death Jester hides it well, but I know the excitement is building.  To all
the managers out there:  Thank you for all the fun you have provided.  I hope I have
been as entertaining to all of you as you have been to me.

Skeleton, Duelmaster of Riztab

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in RIZTAB a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, ACE fought 
FENNELINDA and gained 21 points and contributed to CARDS' 2-2-1.  JOY OF LOSING has 
lost to ARISTOCLEA, falling 12 points, while helping make WHO DA MAN? a 1-1-0 turn.  
We should ask SOPHOCLES about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  
I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Warty Toad uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the DREAMERS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on RIZTAB, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided DREAMERS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was THE 
UNDEAD.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that YODA MAN from WHO DA 
MAN? was RIZTAB's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The grave that CARDS had dug for KING may yet be filled with the body of 
TILKIRRIN THE ELF.  Seldom are the likes of this to be seen.  KING lives still!  Is 
it really true that RIZTAB has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in RIZTAB, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOPHOCLES 6733               11   6  2    96       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLOTTA 6671                21  19  1    97       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SKELETON 1040                14   9  1    83       THE UNDEAD (136)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 KISSA BELLE 6708             15  12  2    77       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOST 6606                    9   6  1    62       THE UNDEAD (136)
 BONE YARD 6609               10   5  0    61       THE UNDEAD (136)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EURIPEDES 6732                8   9  0    56       DREAMERS (142)
 YODA MAN 6328                 7  31  0    55       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 EMPEDOCLES 6748               6   3  0    52       DREAMERS (142)
 DORA BELL 6706                9  19  1    47       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TACKLE BOX 6743               5   1  0    41       SEA DOGS (653)
 VAMPYR 6608                   6   9  1    40       THE UNDEAD (136)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHMONGER 6742               4   0  1    33       SEA DOGS (653)
 KING 6771                     1   0  1    33       CARDS (654)
 ARISTOCLEA 6754               3   4  0    30       DREAMERS (142)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE 6773                      1   0  0    21       CARDS (654)
 JOY OF LOSING 6600            5   2  0    17       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 DONNAMIRA 6758                2   4  0    10       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ASPASIA 6768                  1   1  0     8       DREAMERS (142)
 FENNELINDA 6763               2   1  0     7       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 WRAITH 6761                   0   3  0     3       THE UNDEAD (136)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHORT PETER             0  0 0                      CARLOTTA 6671         627  NONE
DEUCE 6772              0  1 0 CARDS 654            SHISHZAR THE SNA      627  NONE
JACK 6770               0  1 0 CARDS 654            TILKIRRIN THE EL      627  NONE
TILKIRRIN THE EL        0  0 0 DARK ARENA           KING 6771             627  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 6775      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         TILKIRRIN THE EL      627  NONE
BENISSA 6749            2  4 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      VAMPYR 6608           623  REVENGED
ELENORA 6762            0  1 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      FUSTERCLUCK 4271      624   
SPECTRE 6607            7  4 0 THE UNDEAD 136       BLITZER 2103          623  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bone Yard -- Maybe I'll do Day of the Dead sweets.  Pan dulces.  Or then again, maybe
I won't.  You just can't tell until I get loose in the kitchen. -- Kissa Belle

It is right and proper that Li Ko the Clumsy should be scorned and execrated.  A
clumsy martial-artist Shew under five and a half feet tall?  Puh-leese! -- Carlotta

Empedocles -- Your name makes me think of impediments to this, that, and the other,
but all you seem to be impeding is wins from me.  Bummer. -- Dora Bell

Aspasia -- Phew!  You had me worried for a minute, I thought you were A-phasia and
likely to get me in BIG trouble with Jorja, who has a "thing" about personals. --
Donnamira
P.S.  Come by the bakery and I'll treat you to a dozen cookies of your choice.

Hezash talks too much.  But then, he's a lawyer. -- Fennelinda

Joy of Losing -- I'd rather investigate the Joy of Cooking, thanks all the same. --
Donnamira

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEUCE was butchered by SHISHZAR THE SNAKE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
JACK was easily killed by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
KING savagely slew TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
GHOST was defeated by KISSA BELLE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
BONE YARD unbelievably bested EMPEDOCLES in a action packed 8 minute Challenge brawl.
VAMPYR was unbelievably bested by YODA MAN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
ARISTOCLEA bested JOY OF LOSING in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
ASPASIA defeated WRAITH in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
SKELETON lost to SOPHOCLES in a 2 minute gory expert's Title duel.
CARLOTTA slaughtered SHORT PETER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DORA BELL was overpowered by EURIPEDES in a 1 minute uneven match.
TACKLE BOX was savagely defeated by BLACK BARTOK in a exciting 2 minute brutal fight.
FISHMONGER devastated DONNAMIRA in a 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
FENNELINDA was demolished by ACE 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                  8         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  29 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  4      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 627 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SOPHOCLES 6733             11   6  2   96 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   CARLOTTA 6671              21  19  1   97 SWEET MAGIC (267)
PARRY-STRIKE     SKELETON 1040              14   9  1   83 THE UNDEAD (136)
SLASHING ATTACK  KISSA BELLE 6708           15  12  2   77 SWEET MAGIC (267)
TOTAL PARRY      BONE YARD 6609             10   5  0   61 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 EMPEDOCLES 6748.  The ten other most popular fighters were KING 6771, SOPHOCLES 
6733, ARISTOCLEA 6754, ASPASIA 6768, KISSA BELLE 6708, JOY OF LOSING 6600, FISHMONGER 
6742, YODA MAN 6328, WRAITH 6761, and SKELETON 1040.

The least popular fighter this week was FENNELINDA 6763.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONNAMIRA 6758, JACK 6770, DEUCE 6772, MAN OVERBOARD 6775, DORA BELL 
6706, VAMPYR 6608, BONE YARD 6609, GHOST 6606, ACE 6773, and TACKLE BOX 6743.