DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2010    Duedate: 01/04/2011

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-662

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARCHYTAS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6794) [18-7-3,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARCHYTAS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DREAMERS (142)                 
(12-6794) [18-7-3,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONNAMIRA                      DONNAMIRA
SWEET MAGIC (267)              SWEET MAGIC (267)
(12-6758) [16-25-0,91]         (12-6758) [16-25-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEET MAGIC (267)           36
2. CARDS (654)                 36      DREAMERS (142)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (659)           0      Unchartered Team
4. DREAMERS (142)             -55
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DREAMERS (142)           %1357 %1309 %107 50.9   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            9  6 0
 2/ 3 CARDS (654)               39  43 11 47.6   2/ 2 CARDS (654)               8  4 3
 3/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)        657 %1037 25 38.8   3/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  8 0
 4- 5*ZOMBIE SQUAD (659)         2   7  0 22.2   4- 4*ZOMBIE SQUAD (659)        2  7 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 659): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 659): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 657): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Riztab!

     After an unexpected run of four turns on the throne I'm pleasantly surprised to
be planning for my journey to the next level of competition.  I won't be leaving
right away as Sleepy as asked me to stay a few turns and mentor some of the new
recruits.  Turns out Dreamers held many of the top spots in 2010, but in 2011 it will
be a Sweet Magic arena as by March Antiphon will move from rookie to most veteran
member of the Dreamers stable.
     As I said before it was unexpected to be the first of my class to get the throne
and get an invite. I've sparred and trained with the other Dreamers and wasn't the
most focused (Archytas has me there), or the best attacker (Aristoclea has me my a
mile there!) or the quickest (Alcmaeon always made the first attack), but somehow my
combination of attributes and skills came together for a nice little run to finish my
time here in Riztab.  Even more surprising considering I never came close to using my
favorite offensive or activity levels; never even touched my favorite weapon; and
didn't even have an expert in skill focus area.

Best of luck to all teams in the New Year!

Sleep well Riztab,

Hippasus

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  RIZTAB needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Cut this out and put 
it in your scrapbooks, SWEET MAGIC!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 3rd!  MVP 
award for TEN OF CLUBS?  CARDS' proud of him after beating NONELLIA and getting 24 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  ARISTOCLEA's match with DONNAMIRA cost her a 
loss of 12 points!  Like DARK ARENA's ARENAMASTER RILLION is sweating since he got 
Dark Arena Challenged by Duelmaster HIPPASUS!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as 
ARENAMASTER RILLION killed the Duelmaster, HIPPASUS, leaving DREAMERS in mourning.  
ARCHYTAS gets to be new Duelmaster.  But doesn't this mean people might try to kill 
him, too?  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask 
me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All RIZTAB ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  TEN OF CLUBS of CARDS wasn't planning on killing NONELLIA, I 
bet.  Now he has to worry about being Bloodfeuded, and getting put on lists...  Hey 
you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or 
have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCHYTAS 6794                18   7  3   117       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARISTOCLEA 6754              16  16  0    92       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONNAMIRA 6758               16  25  0    91       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833           8   2  2    85       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ALCMAEON 6795                15  10  2    77       DREAMERS (142)
 BLACK HEART 6819              5   2  1    74       CARDS (654)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORIMERA 6839                 6   2  0    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEN OF CLUBS 6847             4   0  3    56       CARDS (654)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD DEUCE 6856               2   0  0    19       CARDS (654)
-WILLOW 6850                   1   0  0    13       ZOMBIE SQUAD (659)
 JOUELLA 6865                  1   0  0    10       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 ANTIPHON 6855                 2   2  0     8       DREAMERS (142)
-BUNYAN 6848                   0   2  0     2       ZOMBIE SQUAD (659)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIAMOND KING 6822       1  6 1 CARDS 654            GORASH THE ORC        662  NONE
HIPPASUS 6798          14 11 1 DREAMERS 142         ARENAMASTER RILL      662  NONE
NONELLIA 6827           8  4 2 SWEET MAGIC 267      TEN OF CLUBS 6847     662   
TUMMS 6849              1  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 659     TEN OF CLUBS 6847     661   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Black Heart -- Hmm, I think Nonie was right, too much licorice.  I will admit that
licorice is not inherently bad, but when it's combined with dark chocolate, it's just
WEIRD.  I won't make that attempt, thanks just the same. -- Donnamira

Diamond King -- Oh, yes, diamonds are a girl's best friends! -- Nonellia
P.S.  And such a big one!

Alcmaeon -- Almonds lightly roasted with cinnamon and sugar, right?  Great stuff,
although it is even better if pecans are used instead of almonds. -- Jaylene Mokhar
P.S.  Although almonds are good covered in chocolate.

Candy corn?  Not a chance! -- Lorimera

Our congratulations to Hippasus.  Come by our place, we'll bake you a cake. -- the
Sweet Magic crew

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HIPPASUS was butchered by ARENAMASTER RILLION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DIAMOND KING was dispatched by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ARISTOCLEA was overcome by DONNAMIRA in a 1 minute veteran's match.
ARCHYTAS vanquished BLACK HEART in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
ALCMAEON was defeated by JAYLENE MOKHAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LORIMERA bested TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 2 minute brawl.
NONELLIA was slaughtered by TEN OF CLUBS in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
WILD DEUCE devastated WILLIE THE RAT in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
ANTIPHON was overcome by JOUELLA in a 4 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  13 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  27 -  4      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  3      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 662 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         4  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ARCHYTAS 6794              18   7  3  117 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833         8   2  2   85 SWEET MAGIC (267)
STRIKING ATTACK  ALCMAEON 6795              15  10  2   77 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   TEN OF CLUBS 6847           4   0  3   56 CARDS (654)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONNAMIRA 6758.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DONNAMIRA 6758.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARCHYTAS 6794, JAYLENE 
MOKHAR 6833, LORIMERA 6839, DIAMOND KING 6822, ARISTOCLEA 6754, ALCMAEON 6795, TEN OF 
CLUBS 6847, ANTIPHON 6855, JOUELLA 6865, and BLACK HEART 6819.

The least popular fighter this week was WILD DEUCE 6856.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NONELLIA 6827, BLACK HEART 6819, JOUELLA 6865, ANTIPHON 6855, TEN OF 
CLUBS 6847, ALCMAEON 6795, ARISTOCLEA 6754, DIAMOND KING 6822, LORIMERA 6839, and 
JAYLENE MOKHAR 6833.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ARCHYTAS (12-6794) DREAMERS (142)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

HIPPASUS (12-6798) DREAMERS (142)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes