DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/03/2010    Duedate: 02/16/2010

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-639

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DORA BELL
SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6706) [13-27-1,67]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DORA BELL                      GUILLOTINE
SWEET MAGIC (267)              BLADES OF TERROR (642)
(12-6706) [13-27-1,67]         (12-6588) [1-2-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DORA BELL                      ARCHYTAS
SWEET MAGIC (267)              DREAMERS (142)
(12-6706) [13-27-1,67]         (12-6794) [4-1-1,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (653)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDS (654)                 29
2. SEA DOGS (653)              28      SEA DOGS (653)
3. DREAMERS (142)              21      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)            6
5. BLADES OF TERROR (642)      -3      BLADES OF TERROR (642)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 SEA DOGS (653)            25  22  2 53.2   1/ 3 SEA DOGS (653)            8  0 0
 2/ 1 DREAMERS (142)           %1297 %1268 %102 50.6   2/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            8  6 2
 3/ 4 CARDS (654)               15  15  3 50.0   3/ 2 SWEET MAGIC (267)         4 11 0
 4/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)        605 975 21 38.3   4/ 4 CARDS (654)               3  2 0
 5/ 2*BLADES OF TERROR (642)     1   2  0 33.3   5/ 6*BLADES OF TERROR (642)    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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SANDY STRATTON of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 423): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
              (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
               (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am totally mortified!  Pleased to have the title, of course, but still,
mortified, because I got it on a loss to a standby.  Not just any standby, true, one
of the tough ones, but... a loss.  That's so embarrassing.  If I were of the
melodramatic persuasion, I'd threaten to drown myself in vat of fudge.  Not that you
can, except right at the beginning before it starts to thicken, which is what I mean
about the melodramatic stuff.  And I wouldn't do it even if the fudge were runny,
because runny fudge is even MORE embarrassing.  I don't do runny fudge.

                                      Dora Bell

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of RIZTAB!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  DREAMERS were a bunch of 
dogs after SEA DOGS got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's with 
BLACK LADY?  She actually beat RIZTAB's HEZASH THE MOUTH, and walked away with 15 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at DREAMERS.  ARCHYTAS lost 5 points to 
SCURVY LADY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ARCHYTAS will provide more easy 
wins...  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to ANGRY ROSETTA, BUT DORA BELL is 
still the Duelmaster because she has the most recognition points!  I suppose you want 
to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was DREAMERS.  The bums at BLADES OF TERROR couldn't face the challenges from 
DREAMERS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, GIVORSA JIMH!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.   
     Warriors of RIZTAB unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DORA BELL 6706               13  27  1    67       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACE 6773                     10   0  0    96       CARDS (654)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCURVY LADY 6783              5   1  0    58       SEA DOGS (653)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TACKLE BOX 6743               9   6  0    53       SEA DOGS (653)
 LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785          4   3  0    41       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-ARISTOCLEA 6754               5   8  0    39       DREAMERS (142)
 RUSTY ANCHOR 6755             4   0  0    37       SEA DOGS (653)
 HIPPASUS 6798                 4   1  0    34       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCHYTAS 6794                 4   1  1    31       DREAMERS (142)
 DONNAMIRA 6758                6  12  0    30       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 GIVORSA JIMH 6786             4   3  0    29       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALCMAEON 6795                 2   4  1    29       DREAMERS (142)
 ASPASIA 6768                  4   6  0    28       DREAMERS (142)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GAYLENE VOLLAS 6779           4   6  0    18       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 GUILLOTINE 6588               1   2  0    17       BLADES OF TERROR (642)
 BLACK LADY 6796               1   0  0    15       CARDS (654)
 DIAMOND QUEEN 6799            1   0  0    13       CARDS (654)
 SALVAGE 6797                  1   0  0     9       SEA DOGS (653)
 CLUB TREY 6805                0   1  0     1       CARDS (654)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOLGAR THE FOOLI        0  0 0                      ALCMAEON 6795         639  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Guillotine of Blades of Terror -- Welcome to Riztab! -- One Armed Bandit and the Sea
Dogs

Tackle Box -- I'm thinking, hard candies in the shape of little fish, like for an
aquarium little fish.  Yellow, and red, and green, and striped.  I won't put hooks in
their mouths, because that would be disgusting and also dangerous--candy is for
eating, after all, but maybe I could crystallize them on a string.  What do you
think? -- Donnamira

Aristoclea -- Well, I did think about macaroons, but where would I get the coconut?
-- Lusintilla Oban

Archytas -- Why not ribbon candy?  I know people mostly think of it as seasonal these
days, but there is NO off-season on candy, really. -- Gaylene Vollas

Khazrho the Zukali is kind of a wuss in the arena, but if he can get me a reliable
supply of good almonds, I can put up with some wussiness. -- Givorsa Jimh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GUILLOTINE was bested by GIVORSA JIMH in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
DORA BELL was vanquished by ANGRY ROSETTA in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ARCHYTAS was demolished by SCURVY LADY in a 2 minute uneven fight.
TACKLE BOX bested LUSINTILLA OBAN in a 2 minute contest.
HIPPASUS overpowered GAYLENE VOLLAS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DONNAMIRA slimly lost to RUSTY ANCHOR in a 3 minute gruesome brawl.
ASPASIA overpowered SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
ALCMAEON butchered BOLGAR THE FOOLISH in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SALVAGE unbelievably bested CLUB TREY in a 3 minute beginner's melee.
BLACK LADY won victory over HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 1 minute novice's duel.
DIAMOND QUEEN vanquished SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  32 -  6      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 639 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SCURVY LADY 6783            5   1  0   58 SEA DOGS (653)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785        4   3  0   41 SWEET MAGIC (267)
STRIKING ATTACK  HIPPASUS 6798               4   1  0   34 DREAMERS (142)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DORA BELL 6706.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARCHYTAS 6794.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONNAMIRA 6758, CLUB 
TREY 6805, GUILLOTINE 6588, GIVORSA JIMH 6786, SCURVY LADY 6783, LUSINTILLA OBAN 
6785, HIPPASUS 6798, RUSTY ANCHOR 6755, ASPASIA 6768, and DIAMOND QUEEN 6799.

The least popular fighter this week was SALVAGE 6797.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GAYLENE VOLLAS 6779, DORA BELL 6706, BLACK LADY 6796, ALCMAEON 6795, 
TACKLE BOX 6743, DIAMOND QUEEN 6799, ASPASIA 6768, RUSTY ANCHOR 6755, HIPPASUS 6798, 
and LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785.