DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2007    Duedate: 01/02/2008

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-576

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIMME SOME SUGAR
ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-4936) [11-2-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIMME SOME SUGAR               POSITION IS EMPTY
ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)         
(19-4936) [11-2-0,119]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MATARSE FURY                   GIMME SOME SUGAR
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-4880) [20-19-2,90]         (19-4936) [11-2-0,119]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TEAM CHAOS (422)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (405)            44
2. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       42      ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
3. ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)      13      Unchartered Team
4. FAMOUS STONERS (424)         0
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  -9      BLANK (102)

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)    12   4  0 75.0   1/ 1 TEAM CHAOS (422)          8  6 0
 2- 3*FAMOUS STONERS (424)       3   2  1 60.0   2/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  6 2
 3/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (405)         106  83  7 56.1   3/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     6  9 0
 4/ 5 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    391 419 37 48.3   4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  4 11 0
 5/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 419 540 17 43.7   5/ 6 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    3  0 0
 6/ 7 TEAM CHAOS (422)          84 111  4 43.1   6- 5*FAMOUS STONERS (424)      3  2 1

    '*'   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 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): SOLDIER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): 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 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, 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 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZUWAYZA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SERRA ACARAL fought 
BLACK BELT and gained 23 points and contributed to JAGUAR WARRIORS' 3-2-0.  BLACK 
BELT has lost to SERRA ACARAL, falling 14 points, while helping make THE MAGNIFICENT 
MAGS a 2-3-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was between MATARSE FURY and our 
Duelmaster GIMME SOME SUGAR, making a TV challenge.  Defending his title for another 
turn, GIMME SOME SUGAR kept JAGUAR WARRIORS' warrior, MATARSE FURY, from claiming the 
throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Drunken Ox uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS stable was the 
most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUWAYZA, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS more than any other team we find FUNKY FOLK.  ZUWAYZA, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was JAGUAR WARRIORS' warrior MATARSE FURY.  More fighters challenged her than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought VENENOSO showed 
great skill and promise when he subdued SOLSTICE.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The grave that FUNKY FOLK had dug for DAN STEPPE may yet be filled 
with the body of SPYMASTER.  Seldom are the likes of this to be seen.  DAN STEPPE 
lives still!  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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 ZUWAYZA and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936        11   2  0   119       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENENOSO 4959                13   8  4   103       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATARSE FURY 4880            20  19  2    90       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SOLSTICE 4998                13   6  0    75       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 JACK HAMMA 5001               6   1  1    75       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941            16  18  1    70       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907          14  24  0    68       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MOSS 4968                7   2  1    65       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 TIMES 4908                   12  26  0    62       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD II 4961              14  14  1    57       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AKASAI CHIN 5035              3   4  1    37       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 MARCO TITANIUS 5037           6   3  0    35       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN STEPPE 5000               3   4  1    33       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 SERRA ACARAL 5034             3   4  0    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHEECH 5051                   1   0  0    20       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
-CHONG 5049                    1   0  0    19       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
 BLACK BELT 5040               5   2  0    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036           3   4  0    15       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            3   1  0    12       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-RICKY WILLIAMS 5050           1   0  1    11       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
 ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          1   1  0     4       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-MARK STEPNOSKI 5046           0   1  0     1       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
-TESS TED 5053                 0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (405)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SPYMASTER               0  0 0 DARK ARENA           DAN STEPPE 5000       576  NONE
RICK ETTS 5052          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405       RICKY WILLIAMS 5050   575   
EMYGDIA NILDA 5031      3  4 2 TEAM CHAOS 422       AKASAI CHIN 5035      573   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Serra Acaral -- Your master must not be pleased with you, not only did you not grant
a sacrifice but you bring shame back with your defeat.  AGAIN! -- Amatus Justas

Gimme Some Sugar -- OK OK, Time to go on one of your extended vacations.  My time as
Duelmaster is approaching and I prefer for you not to interfere with my plans.  Yep,
I think it's time you go now. -- Solstice

A measly 6 points for a win, looks like I need to do a little palm greasing of the
commission.  It's not easy to grease palms you know...it's hard for a slave to obtain
the desired grease!  Guess I'll just have to start killing people! -- Anicetus Ennius

What's this!!  19 points?  20 points?  One win each for Cheech & Chong!  Hmm!  Maybe
it's not grease I need after all.  Sniff Sniff...what is that smell?  Hey!  Come back
here!......those commission guys just ran off with all my cheeto's. -- Anicetus
Ennius

Jack Hamma -- I believe you're the noisiest neighbor I've had in years.  I should
probably do an expose on this problem. -- Times

Solstice -- Very timely.  You should probably take out a whole page to make a public
announcement. -- Nifty Nickel

Gods!  I *knew* shouldn't have let the Venomous Concubine drive my chariot--she
totally WRECKED it.  And she wasn't covered by my insurance.  We gladiators seem to
get the shadiest insurance agents, policies, and companies.  Maybe Times should do an
expose on THAT. -- Hot Rod

Venenoso -- Drat.  Can't get off the ground at all these days.  Too much icing on the
control surfaces, I think.... -- Flight Journal

Dan Steppe -- Not bad, but it isn't ALL footwork, you know.  Your hands have to be
doing stuff, too. -- Black Belt

Matarse Fury -- You should not be number two.  You should be number one.  Always. --
Hot Rod

Akasai Chin -- All that is ultimately meaningless.  You must seek the inner balance,
the calm center from which to strike. -- Black Belt

Matarse Fury -- You are a fiery one, but that is all the better. -- Grobend Stoneaxe,
Dwarf of Khalhums

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAN STEPPE delivered the death blow upon SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AMATUS JUSTAS was devastated by AKASAI CHIN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
GIMME SOME SUGAR handily defeated MATARSE FURY in a 3 minute Challenge Title match.
VENENOSO devastated SOLSTICE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JACK HAMMA devastated HOT ROD II in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
PETE MOSS overpowered TIMES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
FLIGHT JOURNAL overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NIFTY NICKEL vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
BLACK BELT was vanquished by SERRA ACARAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MARCO TITANIUS defeated ELEMI TRIANGLE in a 2 minute match.
ANICETUS ENNIUS was overcome by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -   7 -  2      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  42 -  3      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  19 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 576 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936      11   2  0  119 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
STRIKING ATTACK  VENENOSO 4959              13   8  4  103 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-LUNGE      MATARSE FURY 4880          20  19  2   90 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLSTICE 4998              13   6  0   75 TEAM CHAOS (422)
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001             6   1  1   75 FUNKY FOLK (405)
WALL OF STEEL    MARCO TITANIUS 5037         6   3  0   35 TEAM CHAOS (422)
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, VENENOSO 4959, PETE MOSS 4968, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, DAN STEPPE 5000, JACK 
HAMMA 5001, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036, AKASAI CHIN 5035, and SOLSTICE 
4998.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK BELT 5040.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOT ROD II 4961, AMATUS JUSTAS 5042, ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045, MARCO 
TITANIUS 5037, SERRA ACARAL 5034, TIMES 4908, SOLSTICE 4998, AKASAI CHIN 5035, ELEMI 
TRIANGLE 5036, and NIFTY NICKEL 4941.