DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/29/2012    Duedate: 09/11/2012

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-706

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAC THE SPOON
THE SYNDICATE (103)
(12-5279) [13-10-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAC THE SPOON                  POSITION IS EMPTY
THE SYNDICATE (103)            
(12-5279) [13-10-1,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HERBIE HANCOCK                 AESARA
BLUE NOTE (474)                DREAMERS (142)
(12-6940) [14-9-0,56]          (12-6986) [1-0-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE NOTE (474)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SYNDICATE (103)         30
2. BLUE NOTE (474)             10      BLUE NOTE (474)
3. SWEET MAGIC (267)            7      Unchartered Team
4. GUESSING GAME (661)          0
5. LEGION OF CHAOS (636)        0      TRUE NAMES (366)

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)     18  11  0 62.1   1/ 1 BLUE NOTE (474)          10  5 0
 2- 2 KAOS FROGS (656)          36  27  3 57.1   2/ 4 THE SYNDICATE (103)       6  2 1
 3/ 3 BLUE NOTE (474)           76  66  5 53.5   3/ 2 DREAMERS (142)            6  9 1
 4/ 4 DREAMERS (142)           %1475 %1381 %124 51.6   4/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         4 10 0
 5- 5 GUESSING GAME (661)       46  44  4 51.1   5/ 5 ICE AGE (639)             2  1 1
 6/ 6 THE SYNDICATE (103)      100 104  8 49.0   6- 7 LEGION OF CHAOS (636)     2  3 0
 7/ 7 ICE AGE (639)             57  65  3 46.7   7- 6 GUESSING GAME (661)       1  0 0
 8/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)        752 %1156 30 39.4   8- 8 KAOS FROGS (656)          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 703): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): KARNINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 703): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): JESSIE'S SPUDS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of RIZTAB!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  DUKE ELLINGTON caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TERESIANNA and was awarded 13 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KOKO LEAH put down 
HELIODORUS, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail MAC THE SPOON, Duelmaster of 
RIZTAB!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  RIZTAB, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is BLUE NOTE, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding BLUE NOTE.  Indeed it was THE 
SYNDICATE.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAC THE SPOON 5279           13  10  1    97       THE SYNDICATE (103)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZZY BERNSTEIN 5368          16  12  2    89       THE SYNDICATE (103)
 DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792         18  15  0    76       BLUE NOTE (474)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAFFY 6941                   11  14  0    59       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 KOKO LEAH 6926                9  23  1    57       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 HERMIAS 6961                  5   3  0    57       DREAMERS (142)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERBIE HANCOCK 6940          14   9  0    56       BLUE NOTE (474)
-PIPS 6500                     4   0  0    56       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 ELEVENTH 6963                 7   2  0    54       BLUE NOTE (474)
-SAMMY THE BULL 5535           6   3  2    52       THE SYNDICATE (103)
 DUKE ELLINGTON 6942           6   1  0    49       BLUE NOTE (474)
-MAMA MIA X 6642               8   4  0    44       ICE AGE (639)
 HELIODORUS 6971               5   3  0    43       DREAMERS (142)
 TERESIANNA 6944               9  15  0    42       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 PROCLUS 6962                  5   6  2    40       DREAMERS (142)
-KANE TOAD 6853                3   2  0    40       KAOS FROGS (656)
-MUD MUD FROG 6953             4   5  0    38       KAOS FROGS (656)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NELLI POLITANA 6952           8  10  0    34       SWEET MAGIC (267)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TATUM 6978                    3   0  0    27       BLUE NOTE (474)
-LUCKY 6502                    6   2  0    25       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIGH ROLLER 6534              3   1  0    23       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
 CONAN 6737                    2   1  1    23       ICE AGE (639)
-LOST 6503                     4   3  0    21       LEGION OF CHAOS (636)
-THE ROCK 6656                 4   0  0    21       ICE AGE (639)
 AMMONIUS 6972                 2   6  0    16       DREAMERS (142)
-CHOCOLATE CHARLIE 6707        2   0  0    10       ICE AGE (639)
-KORYNN FROG 6954              0   1  0     7       KAOS FROGS (656)
 AESARA 6986                   1   0  0     6       DREAMERS (142)
 SUGAR BABY 6983               0   1  0     1       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SEX C FROG 6982               0   1  0     1       KAOS FROGS (656)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AEDESIA 6969            4  3 0 DREAMERS 142         IZZY BERNSTEIN 5368   705   
5-STAR CHICK 6903       0  2 0 ICE AGE 639          VERA SWEET 6980       702  REVENGED
VERA SWEET 6980         2  1 2 SWEET MAGIC 267      CONAN 6737            704   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Herbie Hancock -- I don't know why the steward called that win "unbelievable."  I'm
not THAT bad. -- Taffy

Heliodorus -- I dunno, there was just something about you....  Maybe it was your
height.  I'm not used to being able to look UP at a man. -- Koko Leah

Eleventh -- Well, I'll just hope to avoid the twelfth, you know? -- Teresianna

Lost -- You were cursed by your name.  Good!  I don't care WHY I won, so long as I
did. -- Nelli Politana
P.S.  But if you want to drop by our place, I'll give you a dish of striped ice
cream.  If golems eat ice cream?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HERMIAS was devastated by IZZY BERNSTEIN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
DIZZY GILLESPIE was demolished by MAC THE SPOON in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
TAFFY defeated PROCLUS in a 2 minute duel.
TERESIANNA was devastated by DUKE ELLINGTON in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
ELEVENTH overpowered CONAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HELIODORUS was viciously subdued by KOKO LEAH in a 2 minute bloody one-sided duel.
NELLI POLITANA was overpowered by HERBIE HANCOCK in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TATUM defeated AMMONIUS in a 5 minute gruesome melee.
SUGAR BABY slimly lost to AESARA in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   6 -  3      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  17 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  23 -  2      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 706 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       MAC THE SPOON 5279         13  10  1   97 THE SYNDICATE (103)
SLASHING ATTACK  IZZY BERNSTEIN 5368        16  12  2   89 THE SYNDICATE (103)
PARRY-LUNGE      DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792       18  15  0   76 BLUE NOTE (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   HERMIAS 6961                5   3  0   57 DREAMERS (142)
BASHING ATTACK   HELIODORUS 6971             5   3  0   43 DREAMERS (142)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HERBIE HANCOCK 6940.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was AESARA 6986.  The ten other most popular fighters were IZZY BERNSTEIN 5368, 
TAFFY 6941, PROCLUS 6962, ELEVENTH 6963, KOKO LEAH 6926, MAC THE SPOON 5279, DUKE 
ELLINGTON 6942, HERBIE HANCOCK 6940, TATUM 6978, and SUGAR BABY 6983.

The least popular fighter this week was AMMONIUS 6972.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NELLI POLITANA 6952, CONAN 6737, TERESIANNA 6944, DIZZY GILLESPIE 5792, 
HELIODORUS 6971, HERMIAS 6961, SUGAR BABY 6983, TATUM 6978, HERBIE HANCOCK 6940, and 
DUKE ELLINGTON 6942.