DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/04/2013    Duedate: 12/17/2013

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-739

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARTYR
TORTURED (669)
(12-7003) [11-1-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARTYR                         BANJO MAN
TORTURED (669)                 4TH TIME AROUND (670)
(12-7003) [11-1-0,103]         (12-7039) [5-1-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VAMPYR                         VAMPYR
THE UNDEAD (136)               THE UNDEAD (136)
(12-6608) [13-13-1,95]         (12-6608) [13-13-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE UNDEAD (136)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SWEET MAGIC (267)           32
2. BLUE NOTE (474)             31      BLADES OF TERROR (642)
3. DREAMERS (142)              22      Unchartered Team
4. 4TH TIME AROUND (670)       21
5. BLADES OF TERROR (642)      16      4TH TIME AROUND (670)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BLADES OF TERROR (642)    14   4  1 77.8   1/ 1 THE UNDEAD (136)          8  7 0
 2- 1 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    21   7  1 75.0   2/ 6 BLUE NOTE (474)           7  4 0
 3/ 3*4TH TIME AROUND (670)     18   9  1 66.7   3/ 2 WHO DA MAN? (623)         7  7 0
 4- 2 KAOS FROGS (656)          71  41  4 63.4   4/ 5 TORTURED (669)            6  0 0
 5/ 4 BLUE NOTE (474)          137 123  6 52.7   5/ 8*4TH TIME AROUND (670)     4  4 0
 6/ 5 DREAMERS (142)           %1555 %1438 %129 52.0   6/ 3 SWEET MAGIC (267)         4 11 0
 7/ 6 THE UNDEAD (136)          80  84  3 48.8   7- 4 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    3  0 0
 8/ 9 TORTURED (669)            19  27  0 41.3   8/ 9 DREAMERS (142)            3 10 0
 9/ 8 SWEET MAGIC (267)        814 %1259 32 39.3   9- 7 KAOS FROGS (656)          2  0 0
10/ 7 WHO DA MAN? (623)         43  71  0 37.7  10/ 0 BLADES OF TERROR (642)    1  0 0
11-10*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)        1   3  0 25.0  11-10*DRAKE'S GAMES (593)       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 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 707): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 724): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): PRINCE VALIANT of KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): URCHIN of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 584): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 707): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 732): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 724): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 7720: COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 717): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 709): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 554): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 566): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 516): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           KANE TOAD of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                                   LORTAN FALCONEYE of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in RIZTAB this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  BLUE NOTE stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 
into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, 
guys!  The 4TH TIME AROUND guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in 
the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, TATUM 
fought SKELETON and gained 17 points and contributed to BLUE NOTE's 4-1-0.  COLTRANE 
has lost to GRUBSTAKER, falling 13 points, while helping make BLUE NOTE a 4-1-0 turn. 
And all eyes were on GUILLOTINE this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster. 
RIZTAB has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Dripping Blade?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  BLUE NOTE has cause to stand tall, 
as they were RIZTAB's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided BLUE NOTE stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
WHO DA MAN?.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that VAMPYR from THE 
UNDEAD was RIZTAB's most challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do you expect 
when someone like WATERBOARD from TORTURED challenges down 21 points to fight GOLDEN 
RATIO of WHO DA MAN??  I thought challenges were for warriors, not cowards looking 
for easy wins.  WATERBOARD subdued GOLDEN RATIO, is nothing sacred?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that RIZTAB has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in RIZTAB and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in RIZTAB again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARTYR 7003                  11   1  0   103       TORTURED (669)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KORYNN FROG 6954             11   1  0   125       KAOS FROGS (656)
-GAZZA 3538                    7   0  0   105       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 TATUM 6978                   19  17  0   102       BLUE NOTE (474)
 HELIODORUS 6971              18  14  1    97       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAMPYR 6608                  13  13  1    95       THE UNDEAD (136)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NELLI POLITANA 6952          18  33  0    87       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 SUGAR BABY 6983              13  21  0    87       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 AMMONIUS 6972                14  20  0    86       DREAMERS (142)
-ARIGNOTE 7035                 9   6  0    85       DREAMERS (142)
 YODA MAN 6328                 9  42  0    73       WHO DA MAN? (623)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUN RA 7053                   6   4  0    66       BLUE NOTE (474)
 SPECTER 7071                  5   4  0    66       THE UNDEAD (136)
 GRUBSTAKER 7012              11  12  1    64       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SHEARER 5791                  8   3  0    64       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 CHARLENE 6992                15  15  1    61       SWEET MAGIC (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BONE YARD 6609               13  13  0    56       THE UNDEAD (136)
-EYE BREAKER 7015              4   0  1    51       4TH TIME AROUND (670)
 BANJO MAN 7039                5   1  0    50       4TH TIME AROUND (670)
 JOY OF LOSING 6600           11   8  0    44       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 COLTRANE 7034                 9   7  0    41       BLUE NOTE (474)
 WATERBOARD 7020               4   0  0    39       TORTURED (669)
 HYPATIA 7082                  4   3  2    35       DREAMERS (142)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COREA 7086                    5   2  0    33       BLUE NOTE (474)
 JAMAICAN RUM 7016             4   2  0    26       4TH TIME AROUND (670)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUM SPITTER 7018              5   1  0    23       4TH TIME AROUND (670)
-HANGMAN 7011                  4   3  0    21       TORTURED (669)
 FILTH PIG 7091                2   1  0    21       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 SOSIPATRA 7096                1   2  0    15       DREAMERS (142)
 LOUIE ARMSTRONG 7100          1   0  0    13       BLUE NOTE (474)
 GOLDEN RATIO 7092             1   2  0    11       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-SLAP FROGGER 7009             2   2  1     9       KAOS FROGS (656)
 PHILLIA FOX 7089              1   4  0     7       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-FROG JOB 6979                 0   1  0     7       KAOS FROGS (656)
 SUCKER PUNCH 7097             1   2  0     5       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-TRAVAILLER 5980               1   1  0     4       DRAKE'S GAMES (593)
-BULLSHIDO 6000                0   1  0     1       DRAKE'S GAMES (593)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

It would appear that Drake has not returned.  I will go drown my sorrows. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Ghost, Kane Toad, Skeleton, and Guillotine.  Special
congratulations for Guillotine, who popped out of the Dead Tourney as a victor and
straight away graduated before something terminal happened to him again. -- Jorja and
Sweet Magic

One-four, no standbys, and this time, it's Charlene who has the win.  For some
reason, everyone feels inclined to write personal personals, so... here goes:

Kane Toad -- I definitely did not need that loss, but what the heck.  I will serve up
my best striped ice cream for your going away party. -- Nelli Politana

Specter -- So!  You're the one responsible for this "most challenged" nonsense, are
you?  If I had MY way, you'd BE a specter. -- Grubstaker, noted sore loser

Filth Pig -- That's disgusting.  Ceridwen the Swine Goddess will GET you for leaving
one or her pigs in that muck! -- Phillia Fox

Yoda Man -- Drat, that's the problem with a sugar high.  If I don't win the fight
fast enough, it burns out. -- Sugar Baby
P.S.  Maybe... more sugar....

Banjo Man -- Can you play that boot-scootin' thing?  I feel an urge to dance. --
Charlene

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARTYR unbelievably bested VAMPYR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
SPECTER was savagely defeated by AMMONIUS in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SUN RA devastated CHARLENE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
WATERBOARD overpowered GOLDEN RATIO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GHOST was devastated by GUILLOTINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SKELETON was bested by TATUM in a 2 minute master's match.
SUGAR BABY handily defeated MOTTA THE PIKE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
HELIODORUS vanquished YODA MAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NELLI POLITANA was overpowered by DEVAR THE TRAITOR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JOY OF LOSING was defeated by BONE YARD in a 5 minute brutal fight.
COLTRANE was handily defeated by GRUBSTAKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HYPATIA was narrowly defeated by BANJO MAN in a 3 minute match.
COREA unbelievably bested FILTH PIG in a 3 minute bloody conflict.
GUM SPITTER luckily beat HEZASH THE MOUTH in a 2 minute bloody match.
JAMAICAN RUM overpowered SUCKER PUNCH in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PHILLIA FOX was overpowered by LOUIE ARMSTRONG in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SOSIPATRA devastated 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|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  19 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        25 -  28 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  26 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 739 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     AIMED BLOW         2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      MARTYR 7003                11   1  0  103 TORTURED (669)
AIMED BLOW       TATUM 6978                 19  17  0  102 BLUE NOTE (474)
BASHING ATTACK   HELIODORUS 6971            18  14  1   97 DREAMERS (142)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUN RA 7053                 6   4  0   66 BLUE NOTE (474)
LUNGING ATTACK   SPECTER 7071                5   4  0   66 THE UNDEAD (136)
PARRY-LUNGE      BANJO MAN 7039              5   1  0   50 4TH TIME AROUND (670)
WALL OF STEEL    JOY OF LOSING 6600         11   8  0   44 WHO DA MAN? (623)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VAMPYR 6608.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VAMPYR 6608.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMMONIUS 6972, FILTH PIG 7091, 
SPECTER 7071, SUGAR BABY 6983, HYPATIA 7082, BANJO MAN 7039, MARTYR 7003, WATERBOARD 
7020, TATUM 6978, and JOY OF LOSING 6600.

The least popular fighter this week was PHILLIA FOX 7089.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SUCKER PUNCH 7097, COLTRANE 7034, BONE YARD 6609, NELLI 
POLITANA 6952, YODA MAN 6328, GOLDEN RATIO 7092, CHARLENE 6992, SOSIPATRA 7096, COREA 
7086, and LOUIE ARMSTRONG 7100.

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

SKELETON (12-1040) THE UNDEAD (136)
GUILLOTINE (12-6588) BLADES OF TERROR (642)
GHOST (12-6606) THE UNDEAD (136)
KANE TOAD (12-6853) KAOS FROGS (656)

                            A DM TWELVE DAYS OF CHRISTMAS

          12 political points a'pumpin'
          11 TVs a'workin'
          10 free duels of credit
           9 ABs to challenge
           8 criticals a'connectin'
           7 scums a'dyin'
           6 skills a'maxin'
           5 A.D. invites
           4 lucky warriors
           3 size on replacement
           2 proxied TCs
          And a quarterstaff from a pear tree.

                                   May your days be merry,
                                   And your wins be often.

                                             The Consortium