DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2008    Duedate: 03/12/2008

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIFTY NICKEL
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4941) [19-20-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIFTY NICKEL                   POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     
(19-4941) [19-20-1,110]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NIFTY NICKEL                   MARCELLUS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     IDES OF MARCH (226)
(19-4941) [19-20-1,110]        (19-5057) [2-1-0,7]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUNKY FOLK (405)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  49
2. ANARCHY (342)                0      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. TEAM CHAOS (422)             0      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (405)            -6
5. IDES OF MARCH (226)        -17      SUPERIOR HORDE 65Q (341)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)         115  91  9 55.8   1- 1 TEAM CHAOS (422)          7  3 0
 2/ 2 IDES OF MARCH (226)       47  52  3 47.5   2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  6 2
 3- 4 ANARCHY (342)            163 205 22 44.3   3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  9 0
 4- 5 TEAM CHAOS (422)          92 118  4 43.8   4- 6 ANARCHY (342)             2  1 0
 5/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 431 553 17 43.8   5/ 5 IDES OF MARCH (226)       2  4 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 588): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): WEEZY DANG of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): GREEWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZUWAYZA to see 
what's new.  Like, TEAM CHAOS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by FUNKY FOLK!  Way to go FUNKY FOLK!  MVP award for BLACK BELT?  THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS' proud of him after beating TIBERIUS and getting 14 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  TIBERIUS got smashed by BLACK BELT, and lost 6 points!  
The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  NIFTY NICKEL knows 
this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome NIFTY NICKEL.  Aren't THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors get 
nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS was ZUWAYZA's most avoided team.  Is there 
some award for that?  I don't know what IDES OF MARCH's been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS, that's fer sher.  Can 
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' NIFTY NICKEL be more popular than me?  He was challenged the 
most, but is that really the same?  See if I ever talk to MARCELLUS again!  ORNAMENT 
was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  A lotta people lost a lotta money in a 
lotta bets, when MARCELLUS challenged ORNAMENT, 20 points below and lost!  Send 'im 
to the Dark Arena!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  NIFTY NICKEL really fought hard against JACK HAMMA.  That'll teach FUNKY 
FOLK not to go and kill any of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' guys again, huh!  What if they 
had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941            19  20  1   110       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARDANIUS 2683               11   3  0   153       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-GULF COAST D 4789             8   3  0    97       ANARCHY (342)
-SOLSTICE 4998                15   7  0    91       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK HAMMA 5001               9   2  2    86       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 DAN STEPPE 5000               7   4  2    85       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 TIMES 4908                   14  29  0    71       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD II 4961              16  17  1    66       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 PETE MOSS 4968                9   4  1    66       FUNKY FOLK (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUBLIUS 4994                  5   1  0    44       IDES OF MARCH (226)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK BELT 5040               8   4  0    39       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCO TITANIUS 5037           7   5  0    33       TEAM CHAOS (422)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBERIUS 5002                 6   4  1    23       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            5   2  0    22       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 ORNAMENT 5060                 1   1  0    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-TACITUS SPURIUS 5056          2   1  0    15       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          2   3  0     9       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 MARCELLUS 5057                2   1  0     7       IDES OF MARCH (226)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MISS LEAD 5053          0  4 0 FUNKY FOLK 405       DARK CHAMPION         581  NONE
UGLY 5062               0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226    NOACHIAN              581  NONE
FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907    15 26 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 JACK HAMMA 5001       579  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Black Belt -- How about that!  I took your advice and did some of that Karate Kid
stand on one leg on the stump training.  Guess it paid off , seeing how I did a
little slice and dice ginsu action on ya. -- Marco Titanius

Gulf Coast D -- D?  Why not C or E?  Are you discriminating against the later letters
of the alphabet?  What's the deal here? -- Hot Rod
P.S.  What, the fight is already over?  Well, drat.  I wasn't ready.  Can't we do
this over again?  From the start, washing out the previous account....

Marco Titanius -- Oh, cheese.  Stainless steel spine, jaw like a bulldozer, vestigial
sense of humor surgically removed before you entered training, gods, you must be some
kind of Hero.  More trouble in this world is made by Heroes than just ordinary dumb
guys, you know that?  They're a curse on the world.  Any world. -- Black Belt

Dan Steppe -- And very light and sprightly on your feet, too.  Of course, a golem
would be whatever it was designed to be, wouldn't it?  Were you only human, or an elf
or dwarf, of course, I would make you Man of the Week for your skill in the
terpsichorean arts.  As it is, well, you will understand that a golem can NOT be a
Man of the Week.  It just isn't Done. -- Times

This was so totally dwarflike!  The hairy little dudes think they DESERVE free ad
space just because they're short.  Ah, "vertically challenged."  In the immortal
words of Debby Tonte, As if!  Most of the time our Khalhums Dwarf is a fine fellow,
for a dwarf, of course, and I wouldn't hesitate to take him a sword to mend or the
like.  But that's no reason for me to give him free advertising, is it?  I mean,
that's how I make my money, I don't get enough to pay the rent from gladiating, after
all.  And I have to eat!  So do NOT tell me I was "over-reacting" and hit him too
hard.  As if! -- Nifty Nickel

Tacitus Spurius -- My, you are a tall one, aren't you?  I've never cared to have
myself tattooed, but on you, they look good.  Manly. -- Ornament

Nifty Nickel -- If you spend all your time pinching those dirty nickels, you'll never
know what you COULD do.  Foolish of you. -- Grobend Stoneaxe, Dwarf of Khalhums

Pete Moss -- This is Harny's idea of "making me pay dues," isn't it? -- Geroge Mock,
Junior Captured Orc

Marcellus -- What did I ever do to you, that you devastated me? -- Matarmal the Waif,
cruelly convicted thief

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MISS LEAD was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
UGLY was butchered by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
JACK HAMMA was handily defeated by NIFTY NICKEL in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
PETE MOSS vanquished HOT ROD II in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MARCELLUS was luckily beaten by ORNAMENT in a 2 minute novice's Challenge fight.
TIMES was bested by DAN STEPPE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
TIBERIUS was overpowered by BLACK BELT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  1      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  40 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |

Turn 581 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001             9   2  2   86 FUNKY FOLK (405)
LUNGING ATTACK   DAN STEPPE 5000             7   4  2   85 FUNKY FOLK (405)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK BELT 5040             8   4  0   39 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NIFTY NICKEL 4941.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MARCELLUS 5057.  The ten other most popular fighters were PETE MOSS 4968, 
DAN STEPPE 5000, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, ORNAMENT 5060, BLACK BELT 5040, MISS LEAD 5053, 
UGLY 5062, JACK HAMMA 5001, HOT ROD II 4961, and TIMES 4908.

The least popular fighter this week was TIBERIUS 5002.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIMES 4908, HOT ROD II 4961, JACK HAMMA 5001, UGLY 5062, MISS LEAD 
5053, BLACK BELT 5040, ORNAMENT 5060, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, DAN STEPPE 5000, and PETE 
MOSS 4968.