DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/21/2011    Duedate: 01/03/2012

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-688

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KUNG PO FROG
KAOS FROGS (656)
(12-6800) [9-1-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KUNG PO FROG                   LUCKY
KAOS FROGS (656)               LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
(12-6800) [9-1-1,111]          (12-6502) [6-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PRODICUS                       KUNG PO FROG
DREAMERS (142)                 KAOS FROGS (656)
(12-6868) [14-10-2,79]         (12-6800) [9-1-1,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DREAMERS (142)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE NOTE (474)             42
2. KAOS FROGS (656)            31      KAOS FROGS (656)
3. TEAM MARIO (598)            18      Unchartered Team
4. LEGION OF CHAOS (636)       10
5. GUESSING GAME (661)          9      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*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     16   8  0 66.7   1/ 1 DREAMERS (142)            8  7 2
 2- 2 ARENA FELINES (177)      782 551 69 58.7   2/ 4 BLUE NOTE (474)           7  4 0
 3/ 3 KAOS FROGS (656)          17  12  3 58.6   3/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 4/ 4 TEAM MARIO (598)          61  55  3 52.6   4/ 6 KAOS FROGS (656)          4  2 0
 5/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           %1436 %1342 %122 51.7   5/ 5*LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     4  3 0
 6/ 6 GUESSING GAME (661)       37  37  3 50.0   6- 2 ARENA FELINES (177)       4  5 1
 7/ 7 BLUE NOTE (474)           33  37  4 47.1   7/ 8 TEAM MARIO (598)          3  2 0
 8/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)        708 %1111 26 38.9   8/ 7 GUESSING GAME (661)       2  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 685): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): ROBERT ROY of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): PANCAKES of KAOS II (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 685): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 605): HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 675): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 676): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 673): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 338): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 617): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 510): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 471): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 457): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 574): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Riztab!

     First off let me congratulate Critias who completed his career here in Riztab
with a 5-0-1 finish, 7 times most popular, 5 turns at duel master, and final record
of 17-3-3.
     Thanks to Abyssinian Assassin for the recent skills.  That last master will come
in handy!  No challenges for me this turn or next.
     Happy Holidays to All!
          Sleep well,
               Antiphon

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome RIZTAB.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
ARENA FELINES was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-0-0!  What's with 
DIZZY GILLESPIE?  He actually beat SWEET MAGIC's ORIOLA, and walked away with 26 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at SWEET MAGIC.  ORIOLA lost 22 points to DIZZY 
GILLESPIE.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ORIOLA will provide more easy 
wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for KAOS FROGS' outstanding member, 
Duelmaster KUNG PO FROG.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip 
about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  LIRODENCRA, with hers forgettable 4-7-0,  was put 
to death by XENOPHANES in a forgettable match.  SWEET MAGIC didn't seem to mind very 
much.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so 
young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUNG PO FROG 6800             9   1  1   111       KAOS FROGS (656)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ITCHY FROGGY 6803             7   2  1    91       KAOS FROGS (656)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTIPHON 6855                18   8  1    85       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRODICUS 6868                14  10  2    79       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHERE 6872                   12  13  1    63       GUESSING GAME (661)
-ABYSSINIAN ASSASSIN 6348      8   5  1    60       ARENA FELINES (177)
 XENOPHANES 6916               8   4  2    58       DREAMERS (142)
-CATFISH HUNTER 6441           5   2  0    57       ARENA FELINES (177)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792          9   6  0    56       BLUE NOTE (474)
-THE MONK 4497                 3  13  1    49       BLUE NOTE (474)
-SCAT CAT 6542                 4   3  1    35       ARENA FELINES (177)
 ORIOLA 6932                   8   3  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCKY 6502                    6   1  0    33       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 BOWSER 6356                   5   2  0    33       TEAM MARIO (598)
-PIPS 6500                     3   0  0    33       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 WARIO 6409                    4   3  1    29       TEAM MARIO (598)
-LOST 6503                     4   2  0    27       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 HERBIE HANCOCK 6940           3   2  0    26       BLUE NOTE (474)
-MARIO 6054                    4   6  0    24       TEAM MARIO (598)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOM 6407                      4   2  0    23       ARENA FELINES (177)
-HIGH ROLLER 6534              2   1  0    21       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 KOKO LEAH 6926                3  11  0    20       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 AEDESIA 6936                  4   4  0    18       DREAMERS (142)
 TERESIANNA 6944               2   4  0    13       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-DUKE ELLINGTON 6942           1   0  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
-JOE MEOWER 6947               2   1  1    10       ARENA FELINES (177)
 TAFFY 6941                    1   6  0     9       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-DEALER 6535                   1   2  0     7       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
-PRINCESS PEACH 6927           0   1  0     7       TEAM MARIO (598)
-ELLA FITZ 6948                1   1  0     4       BLUE NOTE (474)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO WIT - SORRY 6951     0  1 0 DREAMERS 142         TILKIRRIN THE EL      688  NONE
LIRODENCRA 6931         4  7 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      XENOPHANES 6916       688   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants and offer them an all-you-can-eat sugar-shock
extravaganza (once per tourneyist) at the Sweet Shoppe. -- Jorja and the Sweet Magic
bunch

Tom -- Odd that you should be a golem, but at least you responded properly to the
catnip muffins. -- Lirodencra

Xenophanes -- I hadn't really expected to win that, but it was probably the Intense
Concentration I have developed in order to make Really Good Croisants that enabled me
to win.  Amazing what you can do with a little applied Intense Concentration. --
Oriola

Pips -- What?  I thought you were orange seeds!  I was all set to make chocolate
oranges, and then... you weren't.  Frustrating. -- Koko Leah

Lucky -- You were. -- Taffy

Herbie Hancock -- You make me think of baked fish, which is a horrible thing to do to
anyone.  I hope you are properly remorseful. -- Teresianna

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO WIT - SORRY was viciously butchered by TILKIRRIN THE ELF in a 2 minute fight.
ANTIPHON was demolished by KUNG PO FROG in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
ITCHY FROGGY defeated PRODICUS in a 1 minute master's duel.
WHERE devastated TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
ORIOLA was devastated by DIZZY GILLESPIE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LIRODENCRA was assassinated by XENOPHANES in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
AEDESIA was handily defeated by LUCKY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TAFFY was vanquished by WARIO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TERESIANNA was vanquished by BOWSER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KOKO LEAH was vanquished by HERBIE HANCOCK in a 2 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  11 -  4      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  23 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 688 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KUNG PO FROG 6800           9   1  1  111 KAOS FROGS (656)
LUNGING ATTACK   ITCHY FROGGY 6803           7   2  1   91 KAOS FROGS (656)
WALL OF STEEL    ANTIPHON 6855              18   8  1   85 DREAMERS (142)
PARRY-LUNGE      DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792        9   6  0   56 BLUE NOTE (474)
AIMED BLOW       ORIOLA 6932                 8   3  0   34 SWEET MAGIC (267)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PRODICUS 6868.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KUNG PO FROG 6800.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHERE 6872, DIZZY 
GILLESPIE 5792, WARIO 6409, HERBIE HANCOCK 6940, ITCHY FROGGY 6803, XENOPHANES 6916, 
LUCKY 6502, BOWSER 6356, KOKO LEAH 6926, and NO WIT - SORRY 6951.

The least popular fighter this week was TERESIANNA 6944.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAFFY 6941, AEDESIA 6936, LIRODENCRA 6931, ORIOLA 6932, ANTIPHON 6855, 
PRODICUS 6868, NO WIT - SORRY 6951, KOKO LEAH 6926, BOWSER 6356, and LUCKY 6502.

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes