DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2008    Duedate: 01/16/2008

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-577

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GIMME SOME SUGAR
ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
(19-4936) [12-2-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GIMME SOME SUGAR               CHONG
ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)         FAMOUS STONERS (424)
(19-4936) [12-2-0,121]         (19-5049) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOT ROD II                     HOT ROD II
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4961) [15-14-1,72]         (19-4961) [15-14-1,72]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  44
2. FAMOUS STONERS (424)        31      ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
3. TEAM CHAOS (422)            16      Unchartered Team
4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       11
5. ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)       2      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)    13   4  0 76.5   1/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     7  7 0
 2/ 2*FAMOUS STONERS (424)       6   4  1 60.0   2/ 6*FAMOUS STONERS (424)      6  4 1
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)         106  83  7 56.1   3/ 1 TEAM CHAOS (422)          6  8 0
 4/ 0 IDES OF MARCH (226)       44  46  3 48.9   4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  9 0
 5/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    394 420 37 48.4   5- 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          5  3 1
 6/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 422 542 17 43.8   6/ 5 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    3  0 0
 7/ 6 TEAM CHAOS (422)          85 115  4 42.5   7/ 0 IDES OF MARCH (226)       0  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 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 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 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 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, 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 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): 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 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): 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 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, 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 517): 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 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): 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 470): DIRT DEVILS 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 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (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

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUWAYZA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, TEAM CHAOS, since JAGUAR 
WARRIORS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  FAMOUS STONERS 
turned their 3-2-0 turn into a 2nd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Now let's all watch JAGUAR WARRIORS' heads 
swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see HOT ROD II win a fight and gain 15 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, TIMES beat TIBERIUS and TIBERIUS lost 3 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZUWAYZA may be getting 
bland, as GIMME SOME SUGAR stays top dog in the city.  The Drunken Ox, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ZUWAYZA's trash 
dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ZUWAYZA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  
And it looks like TEAM CHAOS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would 
be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, VENENOSO was this 
turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  Now here's guts 
and stupidity all rolled into one, SOLSTICE challenged up 28 to take on VENENOSO of 
JAGUAR WARRIORS.  Well, ok, the upstart knave (where've I heard that before?) won 
this match and gained 22 points to boot!  Ha ha ha, VENENOSO.  I guess I can give a 
little credit to AMATUS JUSTAS of TEAM CHAOS for challenging up by 21 to SERRA 
ACARAL.  AMATUS JUSTAS lost to get 13 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUWAYZA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936        12   2  0   121       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARDANIUS 2683               11   3  0   153       IDES OF MARCH (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLSTICE 4998                14   6  0    97       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATARSE FURY 4880            20  19  2    90       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 VENENOSO 4959                13   9  4    85       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907          15  24  0    82       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941            16  19  1    79       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-JACK HAMMA 5001               6   1  1    75       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HOT ROD II 4961              15  14  1    72       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIMES 4908                   13  26  0    67       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PETE MOSS 4968                7   2  1    65       FUNKY FOLK (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AKASAI CHIN 5035              4   4  1    49       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-PUBLIUS 4994                  5   1  0    44       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 SERRA ACARAL 5034             4   4  0    37       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAN STEPPE 5000               3   4  1    33       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 TIBERIUS 5002                 5   2  1    31       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036           4   4  0    28       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 CHONG 5049                    2   0  0    27       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
 MARCO TITANIUS 5037           6   4  0    26       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 CHEECH 5051                   2   0  0    26       FAMOUS STONERS (424)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-METELLUS 4995                 4   4  1    21       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 BLACK BELT 5040               5   3  0    18       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 RICKY WILLIAMS 5050           2   0  1    18       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
 AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            3   2  0    13       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          1   2  0     5       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-MIS LEAD 5053                 0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 TACITUS SPURIUS 5056          0   1  0     1       TEAM CHAOS (422)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MARK STEPNOSKI 5046     0  2 0 FAMOUS STONERS 424   MOUNTAIN TROLL        577  NONE
PEEWEE HERMAN 5055      0  1 0 FAMOUS STONERS 424   HIGH ELF              577  NONE
RICK ETTS 5052          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405       RICKY WILLIAMS 5050   575   
HILLARY O'DONNEL 5027   0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226    NOACHIAN              577  NONE
EMYGDIA NILDA 5031      3  4 2 TEAM CHAOS 422       AKASAI CHIN 5035      573  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gimme Some Sugar -- You're picking on me!  Well, no more!  I'm on vacation.  See you
on the other side. -- Matarse Fury

Solstice -- Good defenses, but not enough. -- Venenoso

Black Belt -- I have no belts.  Explain? -- Serra Acaral

Amatus Justas -- Emygdia is not worth you bloodfeud attempts. -- Akasai Chin

Marco Titanius -- I'm starting to look bad.  That's not good. -- Elemi Triangle

Amatus Justas -- Yes, yes.  Master looks at me then at the Dark Arena. -- Serra
Acaral

Jack Hamma -- The things you did to my chariot are outrageous!  Tearing up the road
like that when you KNOW I'm going to be coming along it at top speed--you did it on
purpose, didn't you?  There should be a law! -- Hot Rod

Pete Moss -- Why do you have plants growing all over you?  Ferns and things, euwh,
ferns are so CHAOTIC.  I sincerely hope that this is not the "New Trend" for this
year.  We don't need a lot of chaotic ferns here. -- Times, concerned over the
ecological issues

I suppose I could be said to have "captured" an orc.  In a manner of speaking.  I
flew too low over an orc on the beach--and what, I ask, was he DOING on that beach,
anyway?--and he grabbed the undercarriage and was hauled away.  He screamed a lot,
which served him right.  He kept kicking and struggling, which maid it very hard to
keep the plan in trim. -- Flight Journal

I will not accept ads from Dangerous Criminals!  I suppose he's trying to sell his,
ah, what do they call it?  Swag, that's it.  He wants to sell his swag because the
Userous Merchants won't give him enough for it.  Well, he's going to have to find
some other place to advertise it! -- Nifty Nickel, taking a stand on principle

Serra Acaral -- You are not without promise, young woman, but you're in too much of a
hurry.  Yes, it will serve you SOMETIMES, but you will be better and more reliably
served by a slower pace.  By waiting, as the Kung-Fu Masters say, for fullness,
however you wish to interpret "fullness" in the context of the matter at hand. --
Black Belt

Anicetus Ennius -- Ah, yes, killing people would be a good beginning, because the fat
found around the hearts of the Unbelieving is the best palm-grease to be had. --
Trenj Zakhlat, arena handicapper and deacon of Kjarran
P.S.  That would be Nekkhaj, the arena maintenance foreman, with the cheetos.  He has
perverted tastes.

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARK STEPNOSKI was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PEEWEE HERMAN was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HILLARY O'DONNELL was murdered by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
MARCO TITANIUS was devastated by AKASAI CHIN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud contest.
SOLSTICE narrowly defeated VENENOSO in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
ELEMI TRIANGLE vanquished BLACK BELT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ANICETUS ENNIUS was overpowered by CHEECH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
AMATUS JUSTAS was defeated by SERRA ACARAL in a 3 minute Challenge melee.
GIMME SOME SUGAR won victory over NIFTY NICKEL in a 3 minute expert's Title duel.
FLIGHT JOURNAL vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TIMES overpowered TIBERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
HOT ROD II savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute bloody match.
CHONG handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
RICKY WILLIAMS demolished TACITUS SPURIUS in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   9 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  38 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 577 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936      12   2  0  121 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLSTICE 4998              14   6  0   97 TEAM CHAOS (422)
STRIKING ATTACK  VENENOSO 4959              13   9  4   85 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOT ROD II 4961.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HOT ROD II 4961.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERRA ACARAL 5034, 
NIFTY NICKEL 4941, SOLSTICE 4998, VENENOSO 4959, GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936, AKASAI CHIN 
5035, AMATUS JUSTAS 5042, MARK STEPNOSKI 5046, ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036, and CHEECH 5051.

The least popular fighter this week was TACITUS SPURIUS 5056.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIBERIUS 5002, ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045, BLACK BELT 5040, MARCO 
TITANIUS 5037, PEEWEE HERMAN 5055, TIMES 4908, FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907, HILLARY O'DONNELL 
5027, RICKY WILLIAMS 5050, and CHONG 5049.