DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2010    Duedate: 06/08/2010

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-647

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCURVY LADY
SEA DOGS (653)
(12-6783) [13-1-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCURVY LADY                    GUILLOTINE
SEA DOGS (653)                 BLADES OF TERROR (642)
(12-6783) [13-1-0,108]         (12-6588) [6-2-0,88]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

G.I.I.L.                       BLINKERALWAYSON
SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)      BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
(12-5155) [17-16-0,96]         (12-6466) [1-1-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (653)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (653)              38
2. SWEET MAGIC (267)           38      SEA DOGS (653)
3. THE SHADOW TIDES (578)      16      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS DRIVER (633)      15
5. BLADES OF TERROR (642)      10      BLADES OF TERROR (642)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLADES OF TERROR (642)     6   2  0 75.0   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (653)           12  3 4
 2/ 4*BASH BROS DRIVER (633)     3   1  0 75.0   2/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            7  8 0
 3/ 2 SEA DOGS (653)            50  27  6 64.9   3/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 4/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1310 %1283 %102 50.5   4/ 5*BLADES OF TERROR (642)    3  0 0
 5/ 5 CARDS (654)               22  27  5 44.9   5/ 7*BASH BROS DRIVER (633)    3  1 0
 6/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)        621 999 21 38.3   6/ 4 CARDS (654)               3  5 1
 7/ 7 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  30  67  2 30.9   7/ 6 SUPERIOR FORCES 22 (506)  1  1 0
 8/ 0*THE SHADOW TIDES (578)     1   5  0 16.7   8/ 0*THE SHADOW TIDES (578)    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 644): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): ABELINDA CHASE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): TWILIGHT BRIGARDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 522): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome RIZTAB.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Some people say I ramble 
too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well SWEET 
MAGIC moved up 0, to 3rd.  What's with HULL SCRUBBER?  He actually beat DREAMERS' 
ARISTOCLEA, and walked away with 16 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at 
SEA DOGS while they watched HULL SCRUBBER clobber ARISTOCLEA.  She lost 8 points and 
got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as she might, G.I.I.L. wasn't 
good enough at persuading SCURVY LADY to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     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, DREAMERS!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at BLADES OF TERROR ain't reelin'!  DREAMERS' 
mad!  What do people see in DORA BELL?  Hers 13-35-1?  SWEET MAGIC ain't talkin', but 
she's got 75 points.   
     Warriors of RIZTAB unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Who will dare 
fight TACKLE BOX, after he returned from the Dark Arena?  (For the record 15-8-1 is 
72, and has he points) Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, if RUSTY 
ANCHOR can return from the Dark Arena.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCURVY LADY 6783             13   1  0   108       SEA DOGS (653)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACE 6773                     11   0  0    99       CARDS (654)
 G.I.I.L. 5155                17  16  0    96       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUILLOTINE 6588               6   2  0    88       BLADES OF TERROR (642)
-BARBARIAN 4783                4  34  0    82       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 ASPASIA 6768                 10   8  0    81       DREAMERS (142)
 DORA BELL 6706               13  35  1    75       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TACKLE BOX 6743              15   8  1    72       SEA DOGS (653)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HULL SCRUBBER 6774            3   0  1    66       SEA DOGS (653)
 RUSTY ANCHOR 6755            11   1  1    64       SEA DOGS (653)
 GIVORSA JIMH 6786             9   6  0    63       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARISTOCLEA 6754               7  11  0    52       DREAMERS (142)
 ARCHYTAS 6794                 6   4  1    52       DREAMERS (142)
 ALCMAEON 6795                 5   5  1    49       DREAMERS (142)
 GAYLENE VOLLAS 6779           9   9  0    48       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DONNAMIRA 6758               10  16  0    47       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785          6   9  0    35       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILSIE 5415                   4   1  0    33       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 HIPPASUS 6798                 4   7  0    27       DREAMERS (142)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK SIX 6808                2   1  1    22       CARDS (654)
 BLINKERALWAYSON 6466          1   1  0    17       BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
 RIDING MY BRAKES 6468         2   0  0    16       BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
-NON-FACTOR 5519               1   0  0    11       SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
 SHADOW DISCIPLE 5841          1   0  0     9       THE SHADOW TIDES (578)
 FERAL IMP 5821                0   1  0     7       THE SHADOW TIDES (578)
 ONE-EYED JACK 6790            0   1  0     7       CARDS (654)
 DEUCE 6815                    1   1  0     4       CARDS (654)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLACK JACK 6807         0  1 0 CARDS 654            HULL SCRUBBER 6774    645   
RED FOUR 6809           0  1 0 CARDS 654            STONE GOLEM MARK      647  NONE
DEMRON THE DARK         0  0 0 DARK ARENA           RUSTY ANCHOR 6755     647  NONE
TILKIRRIN THE EL        0  0 0 DARK ARENA           TACKLE BOX 6743       647  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 6816      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         DARK STRANGER         647  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Guillotine -- Hmm, I think we may have covered this before: of some use in cutting
taffy, but otherwise, why would we need one in the Sweet Shop?  Although I have heard
of a brandy by that name, said to "take the top of your head off."  The trouble with
brandy candy is that it loses its alcohol in the cooking. -- Givorsa Jimh
P.S.  But congratulations on having the tv challenge.

Gill -- Does that mean you breathe under water?  If so, there's a flooded building
that invites exploration.... -- Dora Bell

Aristoclea -- I can't say I care for people who have "greek noses" and look down them
at me, but you've given me an idea for a really superior pastry with honey and nuts,
so I guess I'll forgive you.  Not that you can help the nose, I s'pose. -- Donnamira

Black Six -- At least it wasn't an ace of spades.  That would be bad. -- Gaylene
Vollas
P.S.  Licorice... I could do something with licorice.

Alcmaeon -- A robust lemon sauce, quite sharp, I think.  Not sure yet what goes under
it. -- Lusintilla Oban

We salute the tourney participants, but... why was Salvage sent to the Dark Arena
after going 10-3 in Apprentices?  Ten-three isn't all that bad, surely? -- Jorja and
Sweet Magic

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TACKLE BOX viciously butchered TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 10 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUSTY ANCHOR killed DEMRON THE DARK in a exciting 10 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
RED FOUR was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
GUILLOTINE demolished DORA BELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SCURVY LADY defeated G.I.I.L. in a 2 minute veteran's Title struggle.
ASPASIA devastated DEVAR THE TRAITOR in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
ARISTOCLEA was vanquished by HULL SCRUBBER in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.
ALCMAEON overpowered BLACK SIX in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ARCHYTAS was defeated by GIVORSA JIMH in a 1 minute fight.
DONNAMIRA beat ZAGGA THE CLAW in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
GAYLENE VOLLAS demolished LEOVAR THE PROUD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HIPPASUS was overcome by LUSINTILLA OBAN in a exciting 1 minute contest.
BLINKERALWAYSON narrowly defeated DEUCE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's brawl.
RIDING MY BRAKES defeated FERAL IMP in a 1 minute novice's duel.
SHADOW DISCIPLE viciously subdued ONE-EYED JACK in a 1 minute brutal beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       29 -   4 -  3      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  29 -  2      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 647 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SCURVY LADY 6783           13   1  0  108 SEA DOGS (653)
LUNGING ATTACK   G.I.I.L. 5155              17  16  0   96 SUPERIOR FORCES 22T (506)
STRIKING ATTACK  ASPASIA 6768               10   8  0   81 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   GIVORSA JIMH 6786           9   6  0   63 SWEET MAGIC (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is G.I.I.L. 5155.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLINKERALWAYSON 6466.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUILLOTINE 6588, 
DEUCE 6815, G.I.I.L. 5155, HULL SCRUBBER 6774, LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785, SCURVY LADY 
6783, GAYLENE VOLLAS 6779, HIPPASUS 6798, RIDING MY BRAKES 6468, and ASPASIA 6768.

The least popular fighter this week was TACKLE BOX 6743.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAN OVERBOARD 6816, ONE-EYED JACK 6790, FERAL IMP 5821, BLACK SIX 6808, 
ARISTOCLEA 6754, RED FOUR 6809, RUSTY ANCHOR 6755, ARCHYTAS 6794, DORA BELL 6706, and 
SHADOW DISCIPLE 5841.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

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!