DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2013    Duedate: 12/31/2013

RIZTAB ARENA

DM-12    TURN-740

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HELIODORUS
DREAMERS (142)
(12-6971) [19-14-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HELIODORUS                     BANJO MAN
DREAMERS (142)                 4TH TIME AROUND (670)
(12-6971) [19-14-1,106]        (12-7039) [5-2-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUGAR BABY                     JOY OF LOSING
SWEET MAGIC (267)              WHO DA MAN? (623)
(12-6983) [14-21-0,97]         (12-6600) [12-8-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHO DA MAN? (623)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHO DA MAN? (623)           55
2. DREAMERS (142)              31      BLUE NOTE (474)
3. 4TH TIME AROUND (670)        5      Unchartered Team
4. TORTURED (669)               0
5. KAOS FROGS (656)             0      4TH TIME AROUND (670)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    21   7  1 75.0   1/ 3 WHO DA MAN? (623)         8  7 0
 2- 4 KAOS FROGS (656)          71  41  4 63.4   2/ 2 BLUE NOTE (474)           7  5 0
 3/ 3*4TH TIME AROUND (670)     19  12  1 61.3   3/ 8 DREAMERS (142)            5  6 0
 4/ 5 BLUE NOTE (474)          138 126  6 52.3   4/ 5*4TH TIME AROUND (670)     5  7 0
 5/ 6 DREAMERS (142)           %1557 %1439 %129 52.0   5/ 6 SWEET MAGIC (267)         5 10 0
 6- 7 THE UNDEAD (136)          80  84  3 48.8   6- 4 TORTURED (669)            4  0 0
 7- 8 TORTURED (669)            19  27  0 41.3   7- 1 THE UNDEAD (136)          4  6 0
 8/10 WHO DA MAN? (623)         47  72  0 39.5   8- 7 ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)    1  0 0
 9/ 9 SWEET MAGIC (267)        816 %1262 32 39.3   9- 9 KAOS FROGS (656)          1  0 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 737): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): MARTYR of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 709): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 721): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): 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 600): SFC1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 509): THE MONGOOSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 737): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 709): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 773): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): 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 600): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 509): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): 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 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, 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  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, 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  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, 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.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
THE UNDEAD is pushed out of top team by WHO DA MAN?, who came from 3rd with a 4-1-0 
this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown 
for THE UNDEAD, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 6 into 7th.  DREAMERS stable 
has parlayed this turn's 2-1-0 into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them 
up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  The WHO DA MAN? guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, HYPATIA fought GRUBSTAKER and gained 25 points and contributed 
to DREAMERS' 2-1-0.  GRUBSTAKER has lost to HYPATIA, falling 17 points, while helping 
make SWEET MAGIC a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, MARTYR has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, 
HELIODORUS now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of RIZTAB.  Can someone 
confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at 
The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  THE UNDEAD has cause to stand tall, as 
they were RIZTAB's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding THE UNDEAD more than any other team we find WHO DA MAN?.  RIZTAB, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
NELLI POLITANA from SWEET MAGIC was RIZTAB's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, RIZTAB, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in RIZTAB, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in RIZTAB again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELIODORUS 6971              19  14  1   106       DREAMERS (142)

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)
-MARTYR 7003                  11   1  0   103       TORTURED (669)
 SUGAR BABY 6983              14  21  0    97       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-VAMPYR 6608                  13  13  1    95       THE UNDEAD (136)
 TATUM 6978                   19  18  0    94       BLUE NOTE (474)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YODA MAN 6328                10  42  0    91       WHO DA MAN? (623)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NELLI POLITANA 6952          18  34  0    88       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-ARIGNOTE 7035                 9   6  0    85       DREAMERS (142)
 AMMONIUS 6972                14  21  0    83       DREAMERS (142)

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)
 CHARLENE 6992                16  15  1    64       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-SHEARER 5791                  8   3  0    64       ENGLISH FOOTBALL (400)
 HYPATIA 7082                  5   3  2    60       DREAMERS (142)
 JOY OF LOSING 6600           12   8  0    57       WHO DA MAN? (623)

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)
 GRUBSTAKER 7012              11  13  1    47       SWEET MAGIC (267)
 BANJO MAN 7039                5   2  0    43       4TH TIME AROUND (670)
 COLTRANE 7034                 9   8  0    41       BLUE NOTE (474)
-WATERBOARD 7020               4   0  0    39       TORTURED (669)
 COREA 7086                    6   2  0    38       BLUE NOTE (474)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUM SPITTER 7018              6   1  0    29       4TH TIME AROUND (670)
 JAMAICAN RUM 7016             4   3  0    27       4TH TIME AROUND (670)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN RATIO 7092             2   2  0    23       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-HANGMAN 7011                  4   3  0    21       TORTURED (669)
 FILTH PIG 7091                2   2  0    21       WHO DA MAN? (623)
 SUCKER PUNCH 7097             2   2  0    17       WHO DA MAN? (623)
-SOSIPATRA 7096                1   2  0    15       DREAMERS (142)
-SLAP FROGGER 7009             2   2  1     9       KAOS FROGS (656)
 PHILLIA FOX 7089              1   5  0     8       SWEET MAGIC (267)
-FROG JOB 6979                 0   1  0     7       KAOS FROGS (656)
 LOUIE ARMSTRONG 7100          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?
BLAH 7106               0  1 0 4TH TIME AROUND 670  GORASH THE ORC        740  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A lot of people headed for the Isle today!  We salute Skeleton, Guillotine, Ghost,
and Kane Toad. -- Jorja and Sweet Magic

Two-three.  Not impressive, and yet... we're the top team on the move?  Life can be
strange. -- Nelli Politana, for Sweet Magic
P.S.  That's why striped ice cream is best:  something for every eventuality.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAH was butchered by GORASH THE ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
YODA MAN vanquished NELLI POLITANA in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JOY OF LOSING luckily beat BANJO MAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
GOLDEN RATIO devastated LOUIE ARMSTRONG in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SUCKER PUNCH demolished PHILLIA FOX in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
TATUM lost to HELIODORUS in a exciting 1 minute master's Title fight.
AMMONIUS was devastated by SUGAR BABY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CHARLENE overcame COLTRANE in a 2 minute melee.
GRUBSTAKER was vanquished by HYPATIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JAMAICAN RUM was narrowly defeated by COREA in a action packed 4 minute duel.
GUM SPITTER luckily beat FILTH PIG in a exciting 2 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE       16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  18 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        24 -  29 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  26 -  1      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 740 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HELIODORUS 6971            19  14  1  106 DREAMERS (142)
AIMED BLOW       TATUM 6978                 19  18  0   94 BLUE NOTE (474)
STRIKING ATTACK  HYPATIA 7082                5   3  2   60 DREAMERS (142)
WALL OF STEEL    JOY OF LOSING 6600         12   8  0   57 WHO DA MAN? (623)
PARRY-LUNGE      BANJO MAN 7039              5   2  0   43 4TH TIME AROUND (670)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUGAR BABY 6983.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JOY OF LOSING 6600.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAMAICAN RUM 7016, 
FILTH PIG 7091, YODA MAN 6328, HELIODORUS 6971, SUCKER PUNCH 7097, CHARLENE 6992, 
COREA 7086, GUM SPITTER 7018, BANJO MAN 7039, and GOLDEN RATIO 7092.

The least popular fighter this week was GRUBSTAKER 7012.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were AMMONIUS 6972, PHILLIA FOX 7089, BLAH 7106, COLTRANE 7034, SUGAR BABY 
6983, TATUM 6978, NELLI POLITANA 6952, HYPATIA 7082, LOUIE ARMSTRONG 7100, and GOLDEN 
RATIO 7092.

               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. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes