DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/23/2011    Duedate: 12/06/2011

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-686

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CRITIAS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6884) [17-3-3,140]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CRITIAS                        LOST
DREAMERS (142)                 LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
(12-6884) [17-3-3,140]         (12-6503) [4-1-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CRITIAS                        CATFISH HUNTER
DREAMERS (142)                 ARENA FELINES (177)
(12-6884) [17-3-3,140]         (12-6441) [5-1-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE NOTE (474)             44
2. DREAMERS (142)              27      ARENA FELINES (177)
3. SWEET MAGIC (267)            5      Unchartered Team
4. GUESSING GAME (661)          2
5. BASH BROS DRIVER (633)       0      LEGION OF CHAOS (636)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BASH BROS DRIVER (633)     5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)           11  2 0
 2/ 2*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     12   6  0 66.7   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       9  4 2
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (177)      780 548 69 58.7   3/ 4 BLUE NOTE (474)           7  6 1
 4/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           %1432 %1336 %120 51.7   4/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 5/ 6 GUESSING GAME (661)       35  37  3 48.6   5- 5*BASH BROS DRIVER (633)    1  0 0
 6/ 7 BLUE NOTE (474)           30  34  4 46.9   6/ 7 GUESSING GAME (661)       1  2 0
 7/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)        705 %1104 26 39.0   7/ 6*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     1  2 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 683): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 685): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 601): STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 679): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 667): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 664): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 656): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 531): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 513): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 683): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 685): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 601): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 679): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 673): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 339): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 271): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 667): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 664): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 656): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 314): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 295): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 231): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 513): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 508): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 244): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 455): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 572): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 682): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 599): BOOZER of DA BULLS (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 681): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
                (turn 673): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 666): D. DAVE ELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 530): CHIQUITA CHIWAWA of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                  (turn 468): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 463): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                      (turn 462): BUBBA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 454): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Riztab!

     Sleepy thought it was just a lucky break when I first claimed the throne.  Now
that it's been several rounds, he's convinced.  First thing I need to do is apologize
to Blue Note for the loss of the very talented Miles Davis.  Guess I was so amped up
to be defended the title I got a bit more aggressive than Sleepy coaches.  Also,
Prodicus asked me to send condolences to All Hallow's Eve on the loss of the skilled
warrior Heavy Metal Hero.
     I've gotten word that this will be my last turn on the throne.  Both Prodicus
and Antiphon are claiming they are ready.  Something about them winning sparring
matches with me at the stable practices.  Lucky for me one can't face their own
teammates in official action! :)  Guess we'll see which of them steps up and gets a
title fight.  Then we'll see if they're ready, or need a bit more seasoning.
     A big Dreamers welcome back to Arena Felines who have returned after a lengthy
sabbatical.  Let Catfish Hunter know he should be careful around the arena.
Xenophanes is extremely upset over the loss last turn and I wouldn't be surprised if
he made a rematch into a very bloody event.  Sleepy can only coach so much and I know
Xenophanes isn't the best listener most of the time!

Hope everyone enjoyed the Halloween tourney.

Sleep well Riztab,

Critias

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ELLA FITZ caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested TAFFY and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DUKE ELLINGTON put down JOE 
MEOWER, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has CRITIAS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  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.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Let all swords of the city take heed!  
By law, BLUE NOTE has but one remaining week to take their revenge upon CRITIAS for 
the slaying of MILES DAVIS.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable 
with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in RIZTAB as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 CRITIAS 6884                 17   3  3   140       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRODICUS 6868                14   8  2    99       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTIPHON 6855                17   7  1    89       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348      8   4  1    60       ARENA FELINES (177)
 CATFISH HUNTER 6441           5   1  0    58       ARENA FELINES (177)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XENOPHANES 6916               7   3  1    53       DREAMERS (142)
 WHERE 6872                   10  13  1    45       GUESSING GAME (661)
 ORIOLA 6932                   7   2  0    43       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-TOM 6407                      4   1  0    42       ARENA FELINES (177)
 LOST 6503                     4   1  0    38       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 THE MONK 4497                 2  13  1    36       BLUE NOTE (474)
 DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792          8   5  0    34       BLUE NOTE (474)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLINKERALWAYSON 6466          3   1  0    33       BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
 KOKO LEAH 6926                3   9  0    32       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SCAT CAT 6542                 3   3  1    27       ARENA FELINES (177)
 LIRODENCRA 6931               3   6  0    25       SWEET MAGIC (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCKY 6502                    4   1  0    21       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 HERBIE HANCOCK 6940           2   1  0    19       BLUE NOTE (474)
-PIPS 6500                     2   0  0    16       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
-RIDING MY BRAKES 6468         2   0  0    16       BASH BROS DRIVER (633)
 AEDESIA 6936                  3   3  0    15       DREAMERS (142)
 DUKE ELLINGTON 6942           1   0  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
 ELLA FITZ 6948                1   0  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
 TAFFY 6941                    1   4  0     7       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TERESIANNA 6944               1   3  0     6       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-DEALER 6535                   1   1  0     6       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 JOE MEOWER 6947               1   1  1     5       ARENA FELINES (177)
-HIGH ROLLER 6534              1   1  0     4       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KHAZRHO THE ZUKA        0  0 0                      SCAT CAT 6542         686  NONE
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   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NANDI KENNA 6925        2  6 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      THE MONK 4497         682  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Monk -- A chance meeting, perhaps, but it satisfies the public's demand for a
bloodfeud. -- Oriola

Scat Cat -- You can't HAVE that cream, I need it for my hot chocolate. -- Koko Leah

Dizzy Gillespie -- Oh, gods, do you know what a MESS it makes if a person gets dizzy
while putting together a batch of taffy?  It'll take me WEEKS to get it out of my
hair. -- Taffy
P.S.  You'd think I'd've learned something, wouldn't you?  I was probably too...
involved with the taffy to pay any attention.  Bummer.

Herbie Hancock -- And besides, if I were to use blue food coloring, say in some
ribbon candy, what FLAVOR would I associate with it? -- Lirodencra
P.S.  Gods, someone seems to expect to use initiative and come UP with something.
But... blue, just not a food color, really.  I suppose I could play around with
cherries and the ph balance.

Aedesia -- But, but, but... I don't DO that kind of philosophical debate!  When I get
dreaming and "what-iffing," it usually ends up as a new variety of cookie. --
Teresiana

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRITIAS devastated MARTOS CHARD in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PRODICUS demolished DEVAR THE TRAITOR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ANTIPHON overpowered ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
XENOPHANES viciously subdued LOST in a popular 2 minute brutal fight.
WHERE slimly lost to CATFISH HUNTER in a action packed 3 minute gory brawl.
THE MONK was bested by ORIOLA in a 1 minute match.
LIRODENCRA was bested by DIZZY GILLESPIE in a 1 minute competition.
KOKO LEAH narrowly defeated AEDESIA in a 3 minute melee.
SCAT CAT dispatched KHAZRHO THE ZUKALI in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
TERESIANNA was overpowered by HERBIE HANCOCK in a popular 2 minute uneven duel.
TAFFY was overpowered by ELLA FITZ in a 1 minute uneven match.
JOE MEOWER was beaten by DUKE ELLINGTON in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  12 -  2      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  24 -  3      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 686 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CRITIAS 6884               17   3  3  140 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  PRODICUS 6868              14   8  2   99 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    ANTIPHON 6855              17   7  1   89 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       ORIOLA 6932                 7   2  0   43 SWEET MAGIC (267)
SLASHING ATTACK  LOST 6503                   4   1  0   38 LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
PARRY-LUNGE      DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792        8   5  0   34 BLUE NOTE (474)
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 CATFISH HUNTER 6441.  The ten other most popular fighters were XENOPHANES 6916, 
WHERE 6872, HERBIE HANCOCK 6940, CRITIAS 6884, PRODICUS 6868, KOKO LEAH 6926, AEDESIA 
6936, ANTIPHON 6855, ORIOLA 6932, and SCAT CAT 6542.

The least popular fighter this week was TAFFY 6941.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LIRODENCRA 6931, JOE MEOWER 6947, TERESIANNA 6944, DIZZY GILLESPIE 
5792, THE MONK 4497, LOST 6503, ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348, DUKE ELLINGTON 6942, ELLA 
FITZ 6948, and SCAT CAT 6542.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CRITIAS (12-6884) DREAMERS (142)