DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/03/2008    Duedate: 07/16/2008

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-590

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETE MOSS
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4968) [13-4-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PETE MOSS                      ERIC CARTMAN
FUNKY FOLK (405)               CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-4968) [13-4-1,115]         (19-5069) [6-0-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOT ROD II                     EPAPHRAS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     TROUBLED WATERS (350)
(19-4961) [19-23-1,81]         (19-4229) [3-3-0,31]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CUNNING RUNTS (425)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TROUBLED WATERS (350)       47
2. IDES OF MARCH (226)         20      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. FUNKY FOLK (405)            17      Unchartered Team
4. CUNNING RUNTS (425)          7
5. WALI'S FINEST (419)          0      CUNNING RUNTS (425)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*CUNNING RUNTS (425)       21   9  1 70.0   1/ 1*CUNNING RUNTS (425)      10  5 1
 2- 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       71  48  2 59.7   2/ 6 TROUBLED WATERS (350)     7  2 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)         128 101  9 55.9   3/ 3 IDES OF MARCH (226)       6  0 0
 4/ 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)       66  58  4 53.2   4/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          6  5 0
 5/ 7 TROUBLED WATERS (350)     24  28  0 46.2   5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  3 11 0
 6- 5 TEAM CHAOS (422)         104 130  5 44.4   6- 7 WALI'S FINEST (419)       1  2 0
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 448 580 17 43.6   7- 4 TEAM CHAOS (422)          1  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Darkfall #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the hills northwest of Jurine:

     "Why us, here?" Fool's Gold asked.
     Moonjumper lowered the spyglass and rubbed her forehead.  "Because it has to be
somebody and we didn't duck fast enough?"  She handed the glass to Cadal.
     "I hate this thing," the Murskan muttered, raising it.  "Using it makes my head
ache.  But Fool has a point.  Or a question.  Why send us--or anyone--to Jurine?
     "Us, because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine<' Moonjumper said.
"Here... because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine, and it seems... odd."
     "City of a Thousand Pleasures," Cadal said, scanning it with the glass.
"They're too busy being decadent to notice anything wrong outside their walls."
     "Maybe."  Fool's Gold was frowning now, squinting at the distant city as though
he could make out details simply by concentrating.  "But that would make it easy to
infiltrate, and it isn't all that far from the captial.  And I still think the Black
Kalive is interested in doing more than just building his power base around Kurukar.
I'd bet my retirement lands against an eggshell that he wants to make himself
Kjarran's Satrap for the Empire."
     "But, Fool, he CAN'T!" Moonjumper protested.  "It's a question of legitimacy,
and without the bloodline from the first Satrap, he just doesn't have it."
     "As regent for his sister's kids, who DO have the bloodline--"
     "Okay, point.  And that would be... a disaster," Moonjumper agreed.  "The
reports out of Kurukar--purges, tortures, blood scarifices--"
     "Yeah.  So I guess we have to infiltrate Jurine oursleves and check it out,"
Cadal said as he lowered the spyglass.  "If there are any watchers between here and
the walls, I'm not seeing them, either."
     "Or much activity of any kind," Fool added.  "Shouldn't there be people in the
fields?"
     The three gladiators looked at each other and nodded.
     "Something is wrong down there," Fool's Gold said, "whether it's the hand of the
Black Kaliv or not.  Let's go find out what."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): THINKER of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): ODALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 391): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): GENX PERFECT HITS (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 291): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZUWAYZA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, TROUBLED WATERS' 
2nd moved them up to 4-1-0 place.  What's with NICANOR?  He actually beat ZUWAYZA's 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  Major screwup 
at THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS.  BLACK BELT lost 9 points to JACK HAMMA.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BLACK BELT will provide more easy wins...  What a role 
model for ZUWAYZA's young 'uns!  DAN STEPPE becomes Duelmaster, but don't bother to 
fight no more!  I'm sure ZUWAYZA is excited about PETE MOSS, the new Duelmaster from 
FUNKY FOLK.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose you 
want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ZUWAYZA thinks CUNNING 
RUNTS and their 21-9-1 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at IDES OF MARCH ain't reelin'!  CUNNING 
RUNTS' mad!  What do people see in TIMES?  His 16-36-0?  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS ain't 
talkin', but he's got 84 points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the 
kind of fights that ANTONIUS gets in.  He fights people like ORNAMENT, 8 points 
below.  I thought ANTONIUS showed great skill and promise when he subdued ORNAMENT.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Let's see...  Uh, looks like TEAM CHAOS has one 
week left to revenge SOLSTICE's death.  But LUSCIOUS tells me she's not losing any 
sleep.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE MOSS 4968               13   4  1   115       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARDANIUS 2683               12   3  0   155       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-DAN STEPPE 5000              11   5  2   120       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 JACK HAMMA 5001              11   4  2   102       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          20   7  0   100       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 ARCHIPPUS 4222                8   3  0    93       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
-LUSCIOUS 5007                 8   5  2    92       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIBERIUS 5002                10   4  2    86       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 TIMES 4908                   16  36  0    84       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HOT ROD II 4961              19  23  1    81       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BLACK BELT 5040              15   6  0    77       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  11  0    74       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-JEWEL 4924                   12  12  0    72       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUBLIUS 4994                  8   2  0    60       IDES OF MARCH (226)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            9   3  0    52       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          5   5  1    44       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069             6   0  0    43       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 MARCELLUS 5075                3   0  0    42       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 BART SIMPSON 5072             5   1  0    40       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-MARCO TITANIUS 5037           9   8  0    38       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-ISIS 5006                     6   5  0    34       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANTONIUS 5063                 6   2  0    32       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 JASON 4220                    5   1  0    32       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
 EPAPHRAS 4229                 3   3  0    31       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
 BARNEY RUBBLE 5073            5   1  0    29       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AQUILA 4245                   3   4  0    26       TROUBLED WATERS (350)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070           4   2  1    21       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 NICANOR 5025                  1   0  0    20       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
 ORNAMENT 5060                 3   8  0    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 WEE MAN 5071                  1   5  0    16       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-TACITUS SPURIUS 5056          3   5  0    14       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 EVEL DEWAR 5077               1   1  0    14       FUNKY FOLK (405)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SOLSTICE 4998          17  9 0 TEAM CHAOS 422       LUSCIOUS 5007         587   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pete Moss -- Always a good seller, especially where gardening is popular.  I'll give
you a free one-inch ad, this time only, because I'm moving up in the world. -- Nifty
Nickel, soon to be the Dandy Dime
P.S.  Or moving somewhere, anyway.

Archippus -- The Main Horse!  This is great.  I must have the Main Horse for my
carriage! -- Hot Rod

The Venomous Concubine?  Though she has a slight skill at wrestling (to which sport
she should not be bringing poisoned daggers), this was basically a travesty. -- Black
Belt

M. Chardinee.  (sigh)  He is determined to get his face on the cover.  I am
considering desiging the cover as a Wanted poster. -- Times

Epaphras -- I think I can't swim? -- Ornament

Stewart Gilligan Griffin -- (startled look)  What? -- Ornament

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARCHIPPUS devastated TIMES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ANTONIUS vanquished ORNAMENT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MARCELLUS demolished STEWIE GRIFFIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PETE MOSS devastated HOT ROD II in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
JACK HAMMA overpowered BLACK BELT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
ERIC CARTMAN unbelievably bested EPAPHRAS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
JASON outwaited WEE MAN in a popular 8 minute competition.
BARNEY RUBBLE overcame OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute melee.
BART SIMPSON vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AQUILA defeated EVEL DEWAR in a 2 minute expert vs. novice duel.
NICANOR overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   2 -  0      88  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  27 -  3      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 590 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PETE MOSS 4968             13   4  1  115 FUNKY FOLK (405)
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001            11   4  2  102 FUNKY FOLK (405)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK BELT 5040            15   6  0   77 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
TOTAL PARRY      ERIC CARTMAN 5069           6   0  0   43 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
AIMED BLOW       MARCELLUS 5075              3   0  0   42 IDES OF MARCH (226)
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 EPAPHRAS 4229.  The ten other most popular fighters were WEE MAN 5071, JACK HAMMA 
5001, ARCHIPPUS 4222, PETE MOSS 4968, AQUILA 4245, ANTONIUS 5063, MARCELLUS 5075, 
ERIC CARTMAN 5069, BARNEY RUBBLE 5073, and BART SIMPSON 5072.

The least popular fighter this week was JASON 4220.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOT ROD II 4961, STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070, ORNAMENT 5060, TIMES 4908, EVEL 
DEWAR 5077, BLACK BELT 5040, NICANOR 5025, BART SIMPSON 5072, BARNEY RUBBLE 5073, and 
ERIC CARTMAN 5069.