DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2010    Duedate: 08/17/2010

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-652

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GUILLOTINE
BLADES OF TERROR (642)
(12-6588) [9-2-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GUILLOTINE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BLADES OF TERROR (642)         
(12-6588) [9-2-0,126]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DORA BELL                      ACE
SWEET MAGIC (267)              CARDS (654)
(12-6706) [14-39-1,82]         (12-6773) [12-1-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              49
2. BLADES OF TERROR (642)      19      BLADES OF TERROR (642)
3. CARDS (654)                 19      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)       0
5. KAOS FROGS (656)             0      THE GAY TEAM (380)

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)     9   2  0 81.8   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)           11  3 3
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (653)            61  40  7 60.4   2/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  9 0
 3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1326 %1291 %106 50.7   3/ 2 SEA DOGS (653)            5  9 0
 4/ 4 CARDS (654)               27  32  7 45.8   4/ 4 CARDS (654)               3  3 1
 5/ 5 SWEET MAGIC (267)        630 %1015 21 38.3   5/ 5 BLADES OF TERROR (642)    2  0 0
 6- 6 THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)    25  42  2 37.3   6- 6 THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)    1  2 0
 7- 7*KAOS FROGS (656)           1   3  0 25.0   7- 7*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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  ASPASIA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested GIVORSA JIMH and was awarded 15 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ARISTOCLEA put down 
DONNAMIRA, causing her to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail GUILLOTINE, Duelmaster of RIZTAB! 
No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position 
using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city RIZTAB.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is SEA DOGS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding SEA DOGS.  Indeed it was BLADES OF TERROR.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of GIVORSA 
JIMH, veteran of many duels.  10-10-0 final record Hers was not illustrious--but 
death plays no favorites.  Cruelly, ASPASIA of DREAMERS has slain the lesser ranked 
GIVORSA JIMH.  Word already flies around town that SWEET MAGIC plans a bloodfeud!  
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in RIZTAB.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUILLOTINE 6588               9   2  0   126       BLADES OF TERROR (642)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE 6773                     12   1  0   110       CARDS (654)
 ASPASIA 6768                 13  10  1   106       DREAMERS (142)
 HULL SCRUBBER 6774            7   0  1   101       SEA DOGS (653)
 SCURVY LADY 6783             17   2  0    92       SEA DOGS (653)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCHYTAS 6794                10   5  3    88       DREAMERS (142)
 TACKLE BOX 6743              18  10  2    85       SEA DOGS (653)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DORA BELL 6706               14  39  1    82       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ARISTOCLEA 6754              10  12  0    77       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALCMAEON 6795                 8   7  2    66       DREAMERS (142)
 DONNAMIRA 6758               13  18  0    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPPASUS 6798                 7   9  0    55       DREAMERS (142)
-GRAPES OF RAT 3952            6   4  0    40       THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ONE-EYED JACK 6790            1   1  1    33       CARDS (654)
 BLACK HEART 6819              2   0  1    25       CARDS (654)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUNG PO FROG 6800             1   0  0    19       KAOS FROGS (656)
 KORYDICE 6828                 2   0  0    16       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 NONELLIA 6827                 1   1  0    14       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-TIMAHARN 5025                 2   1  0    13       THE WILLBURYS 12 (396)
-ITCHY FROGGY 6803             0   1  0    11       KAOS FROGS (656)
 DIAMOND KING 6822             0   2  0     2       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?
MAN OVERBOARD 6829      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         SPYMASTER TORRIC      652  NONE
WOMAN OVERBOARD 6830    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 653         STONE GOLEM MARK      652  NONE
GAYLENE VOLLAS 6779    10 11 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      ARCHYTAS 6794         650   
GIVORSA JIMH 6786      10 10 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      ASPASIA 6768          652   
LUSINTILLA OBAN 6785    6 12 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      ALCMAEON 6795         650   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aspasia -- You *may* not have been laughing, but I could tell you were grinning all
over your face.  Well, you were entitled, I guess.  After all, you won the fight. --
Dora Bell

Hull Scrubber -- Um... do you also do floors? -- Givorsa Jimh

Hippasus -- For some reason, and do *not* ask me why because I haven't a clue, you
make me think of eggnog today.  I bet I could make a *really good* eggnog today....
-- Donnamira
P.S.  You will come sample, won't you?

Diamond King -- Give me a chance to figure out this kitchen, it's different from the
one I'm used to, and I'll make you molasses cookies with big sugar grains on them
like diamonds on the rough, you know?  You'll like 'em. -- Korydice

I don't know who this "Hezash the Mouth" dude is, but he eats too much.  No way I'm
baking him cookies. -- Nonellia

Scurvy Lady -- I fully understand your wish to avoid the Specter of Death, it's been
looming out our way a lot lately, and it's, well, not to put to fine a point on it,
scary!  Good luck on that. -- Dora Bell

Sleepy -- We knew at the time that you weren't seeking the deaths of your foes--
darned reporters and their extreme statements!  Death happens, and while we don't
like it (who does?), it's part of being a gladiator. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOMAN OVERBOARD was butchered by STONE GOLEM MARK II in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was slaughtered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
SCURVY LADY was handily defeated by GUILLOTINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
HULL SCRUBBER vanquished DORA BELL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ACE savagely defeated TACKLE BOX in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody veteran's fight.
ASPASIA slaughtered GIVORSA JIMH in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ARCHYTAS overpowered MOTTA THE PIKE in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
ARISTOCLEA handily defeated DONNAMIRA in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ALCMAEON vanquished FRED THE UNREADY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HIPPASUS vanquished TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLACK HEART savagely defeated NONELLIA in a 1 minute gory beginner's match.
DIAMOND KING was overpowered by KORYDICE in a 2 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  10 -  4      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  3      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  29 -  3      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 652 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GUILLOTINE 6588             9   2  0  126 BLADES OF TERROR (642)
SLASHING ATTACK  ACE 6773                   12   1  0  110 CARDS (654)
STRIKING ATTACK  ASPASIA 6768               13  10  1  106 DREAMERS (142)
TOTAL PARRY      SCURVY LADY 6783           17   2  0   92 SEA DOGS (653)
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 ACE 6773.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIAMOND KING 6822, GUILLOTINE 
6588, HULL SCRUBBER 6774, BLACK HEART 6819, KORYDICE 6828, TACKLE BOX 6743, ASPASIA 
6768, ARCHYTAS 6794, ARISTOCLEA 6754, and ALCMAEON 6795.

The least popular fighter this week was NONELLIA 6827.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONNAMIRA 6758, GIVORSA JIMH 6786, DORA BELL 6706, SCURVY LADY 6783, 
MAN OVERBOARD 6829, WOMAN OVERBOARD 6830, HIPPASUS 6798, ALCMAEON 6795, ARISTOCLEA 
6754, and ARCHYTAS 6794.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCURVY LADY (12-6783) SEA DOGS (653)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        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!