DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/06/2007    Duedate: 12/19/2007

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-575

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIMME SOME SUGAR
ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-4936) [10-2-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIMME SOME SUGAR               CHEECH
ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)         FAMOUS STONERS (424)
(19-4936) [10-2-0,106]         (19-5051) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MATARSE FURY                   GIMME SOME SUGAR
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-4880) [20-18-2,96]         (19-4936) [10-2-0,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TEAM CHAOS (422)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAMOUS STONERS (424)        56
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            32      ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
3. TEAM CHAOS (422)            30      Unchartered Team
4. ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)       8
5. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)     0      FAMOUS STONERS (424)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    11   4  0 73.3   1/ 2 TEAM CHAOS (422)          9  6 0
 2- 2*BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)   2   1  0 66.7   2/ 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     6  9 1
 3/ 0*FAMOUS STONERS (424)       3   2  1 60.0   3/ 6 FUNKY FOLK (405)          4  8 1
 4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (405)         103  83  6 55.4   4/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  4 11 0
 5/ 5 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    388 417 37 48.2   5/ 0*FAMOUS STONERS (424)      3  2 1
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 417 537 17 43.7   6/ 7 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    2  0 0
 7/ 7 TEAM CHAOS (422)          83 108  4 43.5   7- 5*BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  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 582): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): KOOL-AID DRINKER of CULTS-R-US (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA of STORM BRINGERS (Vincent
                                   Michaels 'The Rake', mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZUWAYZA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  JAGUAR WARRIORS 
were a bunch of dogs after TEAM CHAOS got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 
1st!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block 
out the pain!  FUNKY FOLK is now ranked 3rd with a 2-3-0 turn.  It seems so recently 
people were saying TEAM CHAOS was washed up, finished.  But 4-1-0 moved them up 1.  I 
guess they're washed no more...  What's with CHEECH?  He actually beat ZUWAYZA's 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Laughs were 
big at TEAM CHAOS while they watched MARCO TITANIUS clobber ELEMI TRIANGLE.  He lost 
11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  ZUWAYZA has a 
Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  He TV challenged JAGUAR WARRIORS' 
MATARSE FURY (20-18-2), which should prove (ahem!) interesting.  MATARSE FURY was 
reminded on the sands why GIMME SOME SUGAR is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to 
have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of 
convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, JAGUAR WARRIORS!  The 
bums at FUNKY FOLK couldn't face the challenges from JAGUAR WARRIORS!  No excuse for 
that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, MATARSE 
FURY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of ZUWAYZA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  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.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936        10   2  0   106       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATARSE FURY 4880            20  18  2    96       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENENOSO 4959                12   8  4    90       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SOLSTICE 4998                13   5  0    82       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941            15  18  1    64       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HOT ROD II 4961              14  13  1    64       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 JACK HAMMA 5001               5   1  1    64       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907          13  24  0    63       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMES 4908                   12  25  0    61       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MOSS 4968                6   2  1    47       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCO TITANIUS 5037           5   3  0    33       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 BLACK BELT 5040               5   1  0    31       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 AKASAI CHIN 5035              2   4  1    26       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            3   0  0    21       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 CHEECH 5051                   1   0  0    20       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
 CHONG 5049                    1   0  0    19       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
-HAIR IN SINK 4891             1   0  0    19       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 DAN STEPPE 5000               2   4  0    18       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036           3   3  0    14       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-DISHES ON TABLE 4894          1   0  0    13       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 RICKY WILLIAMS 5050           1   0  1    11       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
 SERRA ACARAL 5034             2   4  0    10       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-MILK IS OUT 4890              0   1  0     7       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          1   0  0     6       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 TESS TED 5053                 0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 MARK STEPNOSKI 5046           0   1  0     1       FAMOUS STONERS (424)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SEDANKO 5047            0  1 0 FAMOUS STONERS 424   BANDIT PRINCE         575  NONE
RICK ETTS 5052          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405       RICKY WILLIAMS 5050   575   
AESCHYLUS 5044          0  1 0 TEAM CHAOS 422       MOUNTAIN TROLL        575  NONE
EMYGDIA NILDA 5031      3  4 2 TEAM CHAOS 422       AKASAI CHIN 5035      573   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hot Rod II -- Sorry, but I have to hold on to the number two spot, so that I am ready
to take over the DM throne as soon as Venenoso graduates. -- Matarse Fury

Gimme Some Sugar -- ARG!  Where did you come from?  You weren't here last turn.  You
are ruining my plans for world domination.  My Lord Kjarran will smite you! --
Venenoso

Amatus Justas -- Master says it's time for me to make a sacrifice.  It's not going to
be me so someone else has to go. -- Serra Acaral

Black Belt -- Finally a one for your "L" column, just like the rest of us. -- Akasai
Chin

Pete Moss -- How did I ever get three wins.  I'm pathetic!  <sob> -- Elemi Triangle

Groband Stoneaxe -- Keep your filthy hands off of me, you dwarf!  As if I would ever
lower myself to your level.  Go find some other female to harass. -- Matarse Fury

Matarse Fury -- How can you be so cruel to me, after all we have shared together!
Ah, my swift beauty, you will break my heart again and again, and I will still come
back for more.  I am in your thrall.  Never have I seen, nor do I expect ever to see
elsewhere, a woman with such wrists of steel to control her high-spirited racing
stallions, nor such precision of eye and hand to thread them through the smallest
opening in the racing field.  You have spoiled me for all other women!  Whatever I
have done to earn your coldness, I beg you will forgive me and guide me into better
ways. -- Hot Rod

Matarse Fury -- Hot Rod had that pretty speech written up for him by an orator, you
know.  Such high flights are beyond his limited intellect.  Ignore him. -- LP Blood
Sports

Akasai Chin -- So, you won.  Big deal.  It's brittle, kid, and it won't stay with
you.  A solid grounding, that's what you need, and that's what I can teach you, for
the right price.  Come around to my place--bring money--and we'll do a consultation.
-- Black Belt

Can it be that Kung-Fu is the wave of the future?  Need I put this aggravating fellow
on the cover?  It goes hard with me even to think of it, but I have a duty, and if he
IS the Man of the Week, then I must acknowledge it. -- Times

Somehow I hadn't expected the Ambitious Guard to place an ad in the Help Wanted
pages.  Personal combat training?  What kind of training does he think he's getting
in the arena, flower arranging?  He just doesn't pay ATTENTION. -- Nifty Nickel

Solstice -- If you were the summer solstice, I'd be a lot more enthusic.  Ah, well,
even one skill is better than dying. -- Flight Journal

Grigav Stonechipper, Financial Engraver (aka Embezzling Scribe) -- So?  Sue me. --
Black Belt

Our congratulations to Gimme Some Sugar for his tourney victories. -- Jorja and the
Magnificent Mags

Matarse Fury -- There isn't enough catsup in the city for you to be lunch. -- Grobend
Stoneaxe, Dwarf of Khalhums

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEDANKO was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AESCHYLUS was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
GIMME SOME SUGAR savagely defeated MATARSE FURY in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
JACK HAMMA overpowered TIMES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PETE MOSS devastated AKASAI CHIN in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven Challenge brawl.
MARCO TITANIUS overpowered ELEMI TRIANGLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
SOLSTICE overpowered NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HOT ROD II was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
VENENOSO overpowered FLIGHT JOURNAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DAN STEPPE was overpowered by BLACK BELT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SERRA ACARAL was overcome by AMATUS JUSTAS in a 1 minute bout.
CHONG defeated TESS TED in a exciting 1 minute match.
CHEECH devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MARK STEPNOSKI was subdued by ANICETUS ENNIUS in a popular 1 minute amateur's match.
RICKY WILLIAMS easily killed RICK ETTS in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  10         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   7 -  2      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  43 -  2      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  22 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 575 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  5     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936      10   2  0  106 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATARSE FURY 4880          20  18  2   96 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
STRIKING ATTACK  VENENOSO 4959              12   8  4   90 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLSTICE 4998              13   5  0   82 TEAM CHAOS (422)
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001             5   1  1   64 FUNKY FOLK (405)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MATARSE FURY 4880.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936.  The ten other most popular fighters were MATARSE 
FURY 4880, PETE MOSS 4968, CHONG 5049, ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045, AESCHYLUS 5044, JACK 
HAMMA 5001, MARCO TITANIUS 5037, SOLSTICE 4998, BLACK BELT 5040, and AMATUS JUSTAS 
5042.

The least popular fighter this week was RICK ETTS 5052.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SERRA ACARAL 5034, DAN STEPPE 5000, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, HOT ROD II 
4961, ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036, AKASAI CHIN 5035, RICKY WILLIAMS 5050, MARK STEPNOSKI 
5046, TESS TED 5053, and VENENOSO 4959.