DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/15/2012    Duedate: 02/28/2012

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-692

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KUNG PO FROG
KAOS FROGS (656)
(12-6800) [10-1-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KUNG PO FROG                   POSITION IS EMPTY
KAOS FROGS (656)               
(12-6800) [10-1-1,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANTIPHON                       HERBIE HANCOCK
DREAMERS (142)                 BLUE NOTE (474)
(12-6855) [22-8-1,96]          (12-6940) [5-4-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE NOTE (474)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE NOTE (474)             41
2. DREAMERS (142)               7      KAOS FROGS (656)
3. KAOS FROGS (656)             2      Unchartered Team
4. GUESSING GAME (661)         -1
5. SWEET MAGIC (267)          -23      SKULL SHAKERS (620)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 KAOS FROGS (656)          19  13  3 59.4   1/ 3 BLUE NOTE (474)           8  5 1
 2/ 3 DREAMERS (142)           %1447 %1349 %122 51.8   2/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            8  6 0
 3/ 4 GUESSING GAME (661)       38  40  3 48.7   3/ 1 SWEET MAGIC (267)         7  8 0
 4/ 5 BLUE NOTE (474)           41  46  5 47.1   4/ 0 KAOS FROGS (656)          2  1 0
 5/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)        719 %1120 26 39.1   5/ 6 GUESSING GAME (661)       0  3 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 689): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 637): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 689): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 613): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 537): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): SICK PUPPY of ARADI'S DEAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly RIZTAB games.  Former top team SWEET MAGIC was 
unseated this week as BLUE NOTE moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
5-0-1 record for the round.  XENOPHANES caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested ITCHY FROGGY and was awarded 24 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, XENOPHANES put down ITCHY 
FROGGY, causing her to lose 18 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of 
the fights this week, the spotlight was on BUKKA THE TROLL as he bore arms against 
the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster PRODICUS.  The crowds were amazed 
this turn, as BUKKA THE TROLL killed the Duelmaster, PRODICUS, leaving DREAMERS in 
mourning.  With bloody hand KUNG PO FROG has ascended to the throne of champions.  Is 
he that one which is spoken of in the ancient texts?  No confirmation, but my sources 
claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed 
weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In RIZTAB "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in RIZTAB.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 KUNG PO FROG 6800            10   1  1   114       KAOS FROGS (656)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTIPHON 6855                22   8  1    96       DREAMERS (142)
 XENOPHANES 6916              11   5  2    96       DREAMERS (142)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ITCHY FROGGY 6803             7   3  1    73       KAOS FROGS (656)
 WHERE 6872                   13  16  1    70       GUESSING GAME (661)
 ORIOLA 6932                  12   3  0    70       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MONK 4497                 5  15  1    53       BLUE NOTE (474)
 DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792         10   9  0    45       BLUE NOTE (474)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOKO LEAH 6926                5  13  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERBIE HANCOCK 6940           5   4  0    29       BLUE NOTE (474)
 AEDESIA 6936                  5   7  0    28       DREAMERS (142)
 DUKE ELLINGTON 6942           2   0  0    26       BLUE NOTE (474)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERESIANNA 6944               4   6  0    18       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 TAFFY 6941                    2   9  0    17       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 MUD MUD FROG 6953             1   0  0    17       KAOS FROGS (656)
 ELLA FITZ 6948                3   3  1    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
 NELLI POLITANA 6952           2   2  0     8       SWEET MAGIC (267)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HERMIAS 6957            0  2 0 DREAMERS 142         ELLA FITZ 6948        692   
PRODICUS 6868          17 11 2 DREAMERS 142         BUKKA THE TROLL       692  NONE
LIRODENCRA 6931         4  7 0 SWEET MAGIC 267      XENOPHANES 6916       688  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Producus. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

Wow, a five-oh turn!  And only one was a match against standbys.  Is this good, or
what? -- the Sweet Magic crew

     Probably What.

Dizzy Gillespie -- We just did this.  I don't mind feeding you cookies, or winning!
But you just lost your winning record, which seems a poor return.  Of course, you DID
get lots of cookies out of it.  With double stuff, if you want. -- Oriola

Herbie Hancock -- They tell me you aren't really a cold fish, that you have a fabric
store.  That's got interesting possibilities.  I might be interested in sewing.  What
do you think, should we try a partnership? -- Koko Leah
P.S.  Not that I'd stop cooking, chocolate is too important, but maybe a second
string to my bow would be good.  Although how anyone can shoot a bow with two strings
baffles me.

Ella Fitz -- Well, I know!  Awfully hard to sing when your teeth are stuck together
with candy.  That's why I do it.  I can't stand all that singing.  My ears are
sensitive. -- Taffy

Willie the Rat is a nasty little thing, even if he *does* appear cute at first
glance.  Don't be fooled! -- Teresianna

Hermias -- Well, I really don't do that kind of deep thinking, you know?  Not-doing
it goes with being an orc. -- Nelli Politana

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRODICUS was dealt death by BUKKA THE TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ITCHY FROGGY was vanquished by XENOPHANES in a 1 minute uneven battle.
KUNG PO FROG demolished WHERE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
ANTIPHON viciously subdued MOTTA THE PIKE in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
ORIOLA demolished TIO THE MONEYCHANGER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
THE MONK vanquished AEDESIA in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DIZZY GILLESPIE savagely defeated KOKO LEAH in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
TAFFY was defeated by DUKE ELLINGTON in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
TERESIANNA was viciously subdued by HERBIE HANCOCK in a action packed 3 minute duel.
ELLA FITZ viciously butchered HERMIAS in a 3 minute gory duel.
NELLI POLITANA was overpowered by MUD MUD FROG in a 2 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  10 -  3      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  13 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  22 -  2      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 692 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    1 -  4         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KUNG PO FROG 6800          10   1  1  114 KAOS FROGS (656)
WALL OF STEEL    ANTIPHON 6855              22   8  1   96 DREAMERS (142)
LUNGING ATTACK   XENOPHANES 6916            11   5  2   96 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       ORIOLA 6932                12   3  0   70 SWEET MAGIC (267)
PARRY-LUNGE      DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792       10   9  0   45 BLUE NOTE (474)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANTIPHON 6855.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HERBIE HANCOCK 6940.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANTIPHON 6855, 
XENOPHANES 6916, DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792, TERESIANNA 6944, KUNG PO FROG 6800, ORIOLA 
6932, THE MONK 4497, DUKE ELLINGTON 6942, ELLA FITZ 6948, and MUD MUD FROG 6953.

The least popular fighter this week was HERMIAS 6957.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAFFY 6941, AEDESIA 6936, WHERE 6872, ITCHY FROGGY 6803, NELLI POLITANA 
6952, KOKO LEAH 6926, MUD MUD FROG 6953, ELLA FITZ 6948, DUKE ELLINGTON 6942, and THE 
MONK 4497.

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

PRODICUS (12-6868) 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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes