DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2011    Duedate: 10/25/2011

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-683

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRITIAS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6884) [14-3-3,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRITIAS                        BLINKERALWAYSON
DREAMERS (142)                 BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
(12-6884) [14-3-3,124]         (12-6466) [2-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRITIAS                        WHERE
DREAMERS (142)                 GUESSING GAME (661)
(12-6884) [14-3-3,124]         (12-6872) [9-11-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DREAMERS (142)              48
2. SWEET MAGIC (267)           25      ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
3. BASH BROS DRIVER (633)      10      Unchartered Team
4. ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)       3
5. GUESSING GAME (661)          3      BASH BROS DRIVER (633)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BASH BROS DRIVER (633)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            8  4 2
 2/ 1 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    91  81  4 52.9   2/ 1 ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)    6  5 0
 3/ 2 DREAMERS (142)           %1421 %1334 %120 51.6   3/ 4 SWEET MAGIC (267)         6  8 0
 4/ 3 GUESSING GAME (661)       34  35  3 49.3   4/ 5 BLUE NOTE (474)           4  2 2
 5- 4 CARDS (654)               57  61 14 48.3   5- 3 CARDS (654)               3  2 0
 6- 5 ICE AGE (639)             55  63  2 46.6   6/ 6 GUESSING GAME (661)       2  3 0
 7/ 6 BLUE NOTE (474)           23  28  3 45.1   7/ 0*BASH BROS DRIVER (633)    1  0 0
 8/ 7 SWEET MAGIC (267)        700 %1094 26 39.0   8- 7 ICE AGE (639)             0  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 680): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 682): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 595): SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): URN4A TREAT! of JUST DESSERTS (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 664): PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 661): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 653): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 543): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 528): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 510): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 460): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 680): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 682): ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 595): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 664): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 661): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 653): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 543): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 528): SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 510): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 460): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 669): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 670): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 660): GRANDMA'S FAN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 542): IEZA VON DRAKA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in RIZTAB a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ALL HALLOW'S EVE is pushed out of top team by DREAMERS, who came from 
2nd with a 3-0-2 this turn.  And let's see, PRODICUS fought HEAVY METAL HERO and 
gained 23 points and contributed to DREAMERS' 3-0-2.  THE MONK has lost to DECOMPOSED 
COP, falling 6 points, while helping make BLUE NOTE a 1-2-0 turn.  Defending his 
title for another turn, CRITIAS kept BLUE NOTE's warrior, MILES DAVIS, from claiming 
the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the DREAMERS stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on RIZTAB, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding DREAMERS more than any other team we find ALL HALLOW'S EVE.  RIZTAB, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Banners at half mast, warriors, 
BLUE NOTE has lost MILES DAVIS, and you might say all of RIZTAB has felt the loss, 
except maybe DREAMERS.  I guess it was coming sooner or later, ALL HALLOW'S EVE has 
lost HEAVY METAL HERO, and RIZTAB is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at 
least.  Is it really true that RIZTAB has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in RIZTAB again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRITIAS 6884                 14   3  3   124       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK HEART 6819             11   3  2   112       CARDS (654)
-TWISTED CLOWN 6360           14   4  1    94       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRODICUS 6868                11   8  2    89       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTIPHON 6855                14   7  1    62       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHERE 6872                    9  11  1    50       GUESSING GAME (661)
-XENOPHANES 6916               6   2  1    50       DREAMERS (142)
 DECOMPOSED COP 6551           4   5  1    44       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
-MAMA MIA X 6642               7   4  0    37       ICE AGE (639)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WILD DEUCE 6856               5   3  0    35       CARDS (654)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEATHERFACE 6937              3   1  0    33       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
 THE MONK 4497                 2  10  1    33       BLUE NOTE (474)
 ORIOLA 6932                   5   1  0    32       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792          6   4  0    27       BLUE NOTE (474)
 BLINKERALWAYSON 6466          2   1  0    27       BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
 LIRODENCRA 6931               2   4  0    25       SWEET MAGIC (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE ROCK 6656                 4   0  0    21       ICE AGE (639)
-JOKER 6933                    2   0  0    20       CARDS (654)
 CHAINED UP DEVIL 6911         3   3  0    16       ALL HALLOW'S EVE (599)
-RIDING MY BRAKES 6468         2   0  0    16       BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
 TERESIANNA 6944               1   0  0    13       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KOKO LEAH 6926                1   8  0    11       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-CHOCOLATE CHARLIE 6707        2   0  0    10       ICE AGE (639)
-AEDESIA 6936                  2   2  0     8       DREAMERS (142)
-HOYLE 6939                    1   0  0     8       CARDS (654)
-CONAN 6737                    1   0  0     8       ICE AGE (639)
 TAFFY 6941                    1   1  0     4       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-5-STAR CHICK 6903             0   1  0     1       ICE AGE (639)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEAVY METAL HERO 6410   7  5 0 ALL HALLOW'S EVE 599 PRODICUS 6868         683   
MILES DAVIS 4496        7  3 2 BLUE NOTE 474        CRITIAS 6884          683   
WHO 6869               10  9 0 GUESSING GAME 661    MILES DAVIS 4496      682   
NANDI KENNA 6925        2  6 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      THE MONK 4497         682   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leatherface -- You look to me like you need double-stuff.  Sweeten your disposition.
-- Oriola

The Monk -- Drat. -- Ghost of Nandi Kenna

Dizzy Gillespie -- Wow, you even made ME dizzy, and I do whirling and foaming all the
time! -- Koko Leah

Willie the Rat -- Stupid rat!  I'm not about to invite you into MY kitchen. --
Lirodencra

Aedesia -- Oh, gee, thanks!  That's what I had hoped for in the beginning, but I
hadn't really expected it. -- Taffy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRITIAS butchered MILES DAVIS in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
HEAVY METAL HERO was murdered by PRODICUS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ANTIPHON savagely defeated WHERE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody duel.
THE MONK was overpowered by DECOMPOSED COP in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
DIZZY GILLESPIE bested KOKO LEAH in a 2 minute brawl.
BLINKERALWAYSON vanquished TAFFY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
CHAINED UP DEVIL was overpowered by ORIOLA in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LIRODENCRA overpowered WILLIE THE RAT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TERESIANNA vanquished KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  17 -  5      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  22 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  24 -  3      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 683 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CRITIAS 6884               14   3  3  124 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRODICUS 6868              11   8  2   89 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    ANTIPHON 6855              14   7  1   62 DREAMERS (142)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CRITIAS 6884.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHERE 6872.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANTIPHON 6855, DIZZY 
GILLESPIE 5792, BLINKERALWAYSON 6466, CRITIAS 6884, PRODICUS 6868, DECOMPOSED COP 
6551, ORIOLA 6932, TERESIANNA 6944, THE MONK 4497, and KOKO LEAH 6926.

The least popular fighter this week was CHAINED UP DEVIL 6911.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAFFY 6941, HEAVY METAL HERO 6410, MILES DAVIS 4496, LIRODENCRA 
6931, KOKO LEAH 6926, THE MONK 4497, TERESIANNA 6944, ORIOLA 6932, DECOMPOSED COP 
6551, and PRODICUS 6868.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, 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 15 
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!