DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/13/2010    Duedate: 10/26/2010

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-657

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACE
CARDS (654)
(12-6773) [14-1-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACE                            SEVINN
CARDS (654)                    HAWK'S NEST (628)
(12-6773) [14-1-0,136]         (12-6398) [2-1-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DORA BELL                      LORIMERA
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6706) [15-43-1,89]         (12-6839) [2-1-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              29
2. CARDS (654)                 16      BLADES OF TERROR (642)
3. HAWK'S NEST (628)           11      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (653)               0
5. SWEET MAGIC (267)          -11      HAWK'S NEST (628)

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)    11   4  1 73.3   1/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            8  6 1
 2- 2 SEA DOGS (653)            67  47  7 58.8   2/ 1 SWEET MAGIC (267)         8  7 4
 3/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1341 %1300 %107 50.8   3/ 4 BLADES OF TERROR (642)    2  1 1
 4/ 4 CARDS (654)               30  38  7 44.1   4- 3 SEA DOGS (653)            2  2 0
 5/ 5 SWEET MAGIC (267)        644 %1026 25 38.6   5/ 0*HAWK'S NEST (628)         1  0 0
 6/ 0*HAWK'S NEST (628)          4   7  1 36.4   6/ 5 CARDS (654)               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 654): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): RILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): EATEN ALIVE! Of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 543): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 644): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 645): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 479): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 441): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 427): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 543): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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 SWEET MAGIC was unseated 
this week as DREAMERS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-1-0 
record for the round.  ALCMAEON caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission 
as he skillfully bested DORA BELL and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, ALCMAEON put down DORA BELL, causing her to lose 8 
points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail ACE, Duelmaster of RIZTAB!  Informants "close" to the city 
champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  
Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In RIZTAB "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in RIZTAB these days is DREAMERS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any 
of BLADES OF TERROR last week.  Busy avoiding DREAMERS?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE 6773                     14   1  0   136       CARDS (654)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HULL SCRUBBER 6774           10   0  1   128       SEA DOGS (653)
-TACKLE BOX 6743              21  10  2   111       SEA DOGS (653)
 ALCMAEON 6795                13   7  2   107       DREAMERS (142)
 ARCHYTAS 6794                13   7  3    95       DREAMERS (142)
 GUILLOTINE 6588              11   4  1    93       BLADES OF TERROR (642)
-HIPPASUS 6798                10  10  1    91       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DORA BELL 6706               15  43  1    89       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ARISTOCLEA 6754              13  14  0    83       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONNAMIRA 6758               14  22  0    64       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833           5   0  2    50       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK HEART 6819              3   1  1    43       CARDS (654)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NONELLIA 6827                 5   2  2    33       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 LORIMERA 6839                 2   1  0    28       SWEET MAGIC (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEVINN 6398                   2   1  0    15       HAWK'S NEST (628)
-ORIN 6443                     1   0  0     8       HAWK'S NEST (628)
-JOKER 6818                    0   1  0     7       CARDS (654)
-GHORAK 6397                   1   1  1     5       HAWK'S NEST (628)
-DIAMOND KING 6822             0   4  0     4       CARDS (654)
-SON OF CI 6399                0   2  0     2       HAWK'S NEST (628)
-DENAM 6442                    0   1  0     1       HAWK'S NEST (628)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ONE-EYED JACK 6790      1  3 1 CARDS 654            JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833   657   
ASPASIA 6768           14 13 1 DREAMERS 142         GUILLOTINE 6588       656   
YUCK 3 WIT 6845         0  1 0 DREAMERS 142         SPYMASTER TORRIC      657  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Archytas -- No, absolutely not.  I quite dislike ribbon candy, and I will not make it
for you.  How about chocolate creampuffs? -- Donnamira

Aristoclea -- I know it isn't in our usual line of sweets and desserts, but I think
you might like this, well, I guess it's a side dish:  asparagus tips in a rich sauce.
I think it came out well.  Try it and let me know. -- Dora Bell

Black Bartok isn't such a bad guy, really, and he liked my Bitter Chocolate Death.
Not that I killed him, although if he'd eaten the whole THING, well, who knows?  It's
intense. -- Jaylene Mokhar

Tio the Moneychanger is an OAF, or WORSE.  It's probably an insult to oafs to call
him one.  And I'm not going to make him (ick) a suet pudding, either.  The very idea
makes me nauseous. -- Nonellia

Willie the Rat is your typical amoral, underfed urchin, and he can't be trusted an
inch, but it's a pleasure to feed him.  EVERYTHING tastes good to him. -- Lorimera

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YUCK 3 WIT was butchered by SPYMASTER TORRIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GUILLOTINE was devastated by ACE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
ARCHYTAS subdued LI KO THE CLUMSY in a 2 minute fight.
DORA BELL was vanquished by ALCMAEON in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
ARISTOCLEA overpowered DONNAMIRA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JAYLENE MOKHAR delivered the death blow upon ONE-EYED JACK in a 2 minute duel.
NONELLIA was overpowered by BLACK BARTOK in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LORIMERA was bested by TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 4 minute competition.
SEVINN overpowered SIBATA THE THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  4      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   35 -  29 -  5      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  13 -  1      13  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 657 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         1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ACE 6773                   14   1  0  136 CARDS (654)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALCMAEON 6795              13   7  2  107 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   ARCHYTAS 6794              13   7  3   95 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833         5   0  2   50 SWEET MAGIC (267)
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 LORIMERA 6839.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARCHYTAS 6794, ACE 6773, 
ALCMAEON 6795, JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833, ONE-EYED JACK 6790, GUILLOTINE 6588, ARISTOCLEA 
6754, SEVINN 6398, YUCK 3 WIT 6845, and DORA BELL 6706.

The least popular fighter this week was NONELLIA 6827.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DONNAMIRA 6758, DORA BELL 6706, YUCK 3 WIT 6845, SEVINN 6398, 
ARISTOCLEA 6754, GUILLOTINE 6588, ONE-EYED JACK 6790, JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833, ALCMAEON 
6795, and ACE 6773.