DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/07/2010    Duedate: 07/20/2010

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-650

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCURVY LADY
SEA DOGS (653)
(12-6783) [16-1-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCURVY LADY                    KUNG PO FROG
SEA DOGS (653)                 KAOS FROGS (656)
(12-6783) [16-1-0,124]         (12-6800) [1-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DORA BELL                      DORA BELL
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6706) [14-37-1,92]         (12-6706) [14-37-1,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              45
2. KAOS FROGS (656)            41      SEA DOGS (653)
3. SEA DOGS (653)              25      Unchartered Team
4. SWEET MAGIC (267)           17
5. THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)      11      KAOS FROGS (656)

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)     7   2  0 77.8   1/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            9  5 3
 2/ 3 SEA DOGS (653)            57  34  7 62.6   2/ 1 SEA DOGS (653)            7  7 1
 3/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1319 %1288 %105 50.6   3/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 4- 5 CARDS (654)               24  29  6 45.3   4- 6 CARDS (654)               2  2 1
 5/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)        626 %1009 21 38.3   5- 5*BLADES OF TERROR (642)    1  0 0
 6/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)    25  42  2 37.3   6/ 0 THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)    1  2 0
 7/ 0*KAOS FROGS (656)           1   3  0 25.0   7/ 0*KAOS FROGS (656)          1  3 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 647): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 649): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 529): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 643): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 645): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 637): HANNABLE of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 638): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 635): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): E. BLISS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 628): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 620): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): BOGBANE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 510): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 497): SAI JIN of THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Mangusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 477): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 472): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): HERCULES of AIR CANADA (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 433): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): DEBBIE GREEN of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 420): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 535): POSITION IS EMPTY

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 647): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 643): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 645): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 637): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 368): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 635): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 620): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 510): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 497): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (Stronghold?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 477): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 536): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): E. BLISS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          EAST TO WEST of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): DEBBIE GREEN of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                      (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SEA DOGS was unseated this 
week as DREAMERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-0-2 record 
for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 4-0-2 record which DREAMERS managed to post 
this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  KUNG PO FROG 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FIREFLY 
and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
DORA BELL put down TACKLE BOX, causing him to lose 1 points of recognition in the 
process.  Although GIVORSA JIMH made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple 
the reign of victorious SCURVY LADY.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week GAYLENE VOLLAS, at 10-11-0, departed RIZTAB forever.  
I must report the passing of LUSINTILLA OBAN, veteran of many duels.  6-12-0 final 
record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  Dark alleys may hide 
both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  
Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in RIZTAB as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCURVY LADY 6783             16   1  0   124       SEA DOGS (653)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ACE 6773                     11   0  0    99       CARDS (654)
-GUILLOTINE 6588               7   2  0    98       BLADES OF TERROR (642)
 DORA BELL 6706               14  37  1    92       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HULL SCRUBBER 6774            5   0  1    85       SEA DOGS (653)
 TACKLE BOX 6743              17   9  2    80       SEA DOGS (653)
 ARCHYTAS 6794                 9   4  3    79       DREAMERS (142)
 GIVORSA JIMH 6786            10   8  0    72       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ASPASIA 6768                 11  10  0    70       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARISTOCLEA 6754               8  12  0    62       DREAMERS (142)
 DONNAMIRA 6758               12  17  0    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALCMAEON 6795                 7   6  2    57       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPPASUS 6798                 6   8  0    54       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPES OF RAT 3952            6   4  0    40       THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUNG PO FROG 6800             1   0  0    19       KAOS FROGS (656)
-BLACK HEART 6819              1   0  1    16       CARDS (654)
 TIMAHARN 5025                 2   1  0    13       THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)
 ITCHY FROGGY 6803             0   1  0    11       KAOS FROGS (656)
-ONE-EYED JACK 6790            0   1  0     7       CARDS (654)
 FIREFLY 5383                  0   2  0     2       THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA FROG 6801            0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 656       DARK STRANGER         650  NONE
DA SIZ5 6804            0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 656       STONE GOLEM MARK      650  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 6823      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         DARK STRANGER         650  NONE
WOMAN OVERBOARD 6824    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         ARENAMASTER RILL      650  NONE
GAYLENE VOLLAS 6779    10 11 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      ARCHYTAS 6794         650   
LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785    6 12 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      ALCMAEON 6795         650   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scurvy Lady -- Okay, for the dipping sauce, we'll start with yogurt and add chives...
then what?  Come on, you must have an idea!  I kind of like the taste of sorrel with
yogurt... and it's got lots of vitamin C. -- Dora Bell

Tackle Box -- Silly man!  This box is for CHOCOLATES, you don't want a picture of a
man standing in a river FISHING on the lid!  Unless, hmm.  How about the man is
standing across a stream from a fair maiden, and he's casting his lures with
chocolate bait?  I'm not sure how well that would come across in a picture, but it's
a place to start. -- Givorsa Jimh

Aristoclea -- NOT macaroons.  Maybe chocolate-covered cherries?  Or chocolate
liqueurs.  Or, of course, cherries covered with chocolate liqueur. -- Gaylene Vollas

Hippasus -- I just had the best idea!  A sort of pecan tart, you might say.
Smallish, fairly shallow, filled with nuts and honey and some cinnamon, I think, and
lightly glazed.  What do you think? -- Donnamira

Alcmaeon -- I'm trying to get some researcher to develop and test a theory that
treats first encountered in a gladiatorial newsletter have fewer calories than other
similar treats.  Do you know anyone I can put to work on this? -- Lusintilla Oban

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOMAN OVERBOARD was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DA FROG was easily killed by DARK STRANGER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DA SIZ5 was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
SCURVY LADY overpowered GIVORSA JIMH in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
TACKLE BOX was viciously subdued by DORA BELL in a popular 3 minute expert's brawl.
ARCHYTAS executed GAYLENE VOLLAS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ASPASIA overpowered TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
GRAPES OF RAT was viciously subdued by DONNAMIRA in a 2 minute gory duel.
HIPPASUS vanquished BLACK BARTOK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALCMAEON assassinated LUSINTILLA OBAN in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
TIMAHARN overpowered ITCHY FROGGY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FIREFLY was devastated by KUNG PO FROG in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         TOTAL PARRY       24 -   8 -  4      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  4      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  29 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 650 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  3     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING 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           16   1  0  124 SEA DOGS (653)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARCHYTAS 6794               9   4  3   79 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   GIVORSA JIMH 6786          10   8  0   72 SWEET MAGIC (267)
STRIKING ATTACK  ASPASIA 6768               11  10  0   70 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 DORA BELL 6706.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCURVY LADY 6783, 
ASPASIA 6768, DONNAMIRA 6758, DA SIZ5 6804, ALCMAEON 6795, GIVORSA JIMH 6786, TACKLE 
BOX 6743, ARCHYTAS 6794, HIPPASUS 6798, and KUNG PO FROG 6800.

The least popular fighter this week was FIREFLY 5383.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ITCHY FROGGY 6803, GRAPES OF RAT 3952, DA FROG 6801, MAN OVERBOARD 
6823, WOMAN OVERBOARD 6824, TIMAHARN 5025, LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785, GAYLENE VOLLAS 6779, 
KUNG PO FROG 6800, and HIPPASUS 6798.