DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/01/2009    Duedate: 01/14/2009

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-603

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JACK HAMMA
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-5001) [15-5-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JACK HAMMA                     POSITION IS EMPTY
FUNKY FOLK (405)               
(19-5001) [15-5-2,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK BELT                     BLACK BELT
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5040) [22-12-0,99]         (19-5040) [22-12-0,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUNKY FOLK (405)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (405)            52
2. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         27      CUNNING RUNTS (425)
3. WALI'S FINEST (419)          0      Unchartered Team
4. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  -2
5. IDES OF MARCH (226)         -9      BATTLE HOBBITS (321)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       57  32  1 64.0   1/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          9  3 0
 2/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)         151 110 10 57.9   2/ 4 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       9  6 0
 3/ 2 IDES OF MARCH (226)       91  69  4 56.9   3/ 1 IDES OF MARCH (226)       6  3 0
 4- 4 WALI'S FINEST (419)       75  63  2 54.3   4/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5 10 0
 5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 478 613 18 43.8   5- 5 WALI'S FINEST (419)       0  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 608): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): THE CYCLOPS of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Warriors of Zuwayza!  Your Duelmaster bids you greetings and salutations!  It is
indeed an honor to hold the title here in Zuwayza, an ancient and time honored arena.
While the arena has seen much better days, I hold out the hope that we will
eventually see an influx of new teams.

I salute Cunning Runts, Wali's Finest and the Magnificent Mags on our matchups.  I
think Bart Simpson looks like a future AD candidate and should be back on top in no
time.  As for me, I need two FE to make the adepts cut and after that, I hope to be
in Free Blades with my Roman countrymen.  Dardanius and Tiberius will be joining me
in the upcoming tourney as well.

In Primus, it is down to Julius (original Ides of March rollup sheet), Lord of the
Floyds and The Unholy Child as the Zuwayza contingent.  In Free Blades, we only have
Gimme Some Sugar as our sole representative.  I hope to change that soon by joining
him.

That's a wrap for this turn.  My challenges go out to Jack Hamma, although I'm
thinking he won't run with 19 regular arena fights....  That leaves Wee Man (reminds
me of all of those Jackass episodes.  "Don't drink and try this at home."  lol).

Deep Thought:  Since it is largely "you and us" here, let's keep the kill desires low
and not get offended by any up or down challenges.  If I challenge down 10 or 20
points to fight a guy with the same FE, it is simply because there is "no one else to
challenge."

We wish everyone a safe and Happy New Year and look forward to seeing you out on the
sands.

I remain...

Antonius (5063)
Duelmaster
Ides of March (226)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ZUWAYZA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Bein' on top is great while 
it lasts, IDES OF MARCH.  But how many friends do you have now?  It seems so recently 
people were saying FUNKY FOLK was washed up, finished.  But 4-0-0 moved them up 1.  I 
guess they're washed no more...  What's with EVEL DEWAR?  He actually beat THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS' THE ARTIST, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at FUNKY FOLK while they watched EVEL DEWAR clobber THE ARTIST.  She 
lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently 
ZUWAYZA isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 3 challenges this turn!  See how the Duelmaster challenged FUNKY 
FOLK's JACK HAMMA?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  I can 
barely restrain my enthusiam for FUNKY FOLK's outstanding member, Duelmaster JACK 
HAMMA.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team 
is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was FUNKY FOLK.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at IDES OF 
MARCH ain't reelin'!  FUNKY FOLK's mad!  Fighting is a better craft than farming, 
BLACK BELT, but you have to pay your dues.  Being challenged by PUBLIUS, 17 points 
above you, is dues.  PUBLIUS left the match looking worse than when he went in, after 
BLACK BELT, with a 21-12-0, walked all over him.   
     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!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACK HAMMA 5001              15   5  2   120       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARDANIUS 2683               12   3  0   155       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 MARCELLUS 5075               12   2  0   117       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 WEE MAN 5071                 10   8  0   101       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 BLACK BELT 5040              22  12  0    99       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-TIBERIUS 5002                12   4  2    95       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 ANTONIUS 5063                13   6  0    92       IDES OF MARCH (226)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          22  11  0    85       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 PUBLIUS 4994                 15   7  0    84       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069            12   6  0    84       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 BART SIMPSON 5072            13   5  0    80       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEWEL 4924                   12  16  0    66       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  14  0    65       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070          14   4  1    57       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISIS 5006                     7   7  0    42       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TRASH COLLECTOR 5091          5   6  1    42       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MANNY KIN 5096                4   0  0    39       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 ORNAMENT 5060                 7  17  0    38       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVEL DEWAR 5077               4   3  0    31       FUNKY FOLK (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINI ME 5093                  3   6  0    21       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 THE ARTIST 5100               3   3  0    19       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MS. IMNPACT 5084              1   1  0    18       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-AL BYNO 5097                  2   2  0    17       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 SHIRL LOCKE 5101              2   1  0    15       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 MODERN SCENE 5102             1   3  0     6       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Funky Folk -- Is there a method to your madness?  You fight your four Initiates but
not your Duelmaster, and he loses his title.  Are you parking him for an upcoming
tourney?  Just curious. -- Deep Thought

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to my fellow managers and all of the staff at RSI.
I wish you all peace and safe travels. -- Brian Ledingham, A.K.A. Deep Thought

Wee Man -- I suppose it makes a kind of sense for you to be studying the arts of
combat, you being such a runt and all.  Heck, it's probably even cunning.  But just
remember that the real world is not like the arena, and in the REAL world, a good big
man will defeat a good little man more times than you care to think about. -- Black
Belt
P.S.  I call this a "reality check."
P.P.S.  Okay, so I'm feeling sour.  I figure I'm entitled to feel a little sour, I
ate a lemon.  Heck, I had a lemon shoved down my throat whether I wanted it or not.

Evel Dewar -- Ah, you seem to be just my cup of tea, in so far as I could be said to
favor "tea," which I don't mostly.  But you're prefect for my collection. -- Trash
Collector
P.S.  Don't mind the disorientation, it just shows you're in touch with the real
world.

Al Byno -- Definitely not a person I could warm to easily, too cold in your coloring.
True, I could probably do something creative with light and shadow, but that would be
WORK.  I'm not working today.  It's a holiday.  I'm resting so I can do better later.
When it's WARM out.  This is no season for plein air work. -- The Artist

Stewie Griffin -- Have you considered a little bronzing powder on your wings, maybe
with gold and turquoise accents?  I feel sure we could put together a really striking
statement here. -- Ornament
P.S.  How do you feel about piercings?  I've come into possession of an exciting
collection of rings and studs.

Shirl Locke -- That hat!  It's got to go, definitely.  It isn't YOU and even worse it
isn't NOW.  Besides, it'll give you "hat hair," and trust me when I say you don't
want that.  Definitely Not Cool. -- Modern Scene

Publius -- If you're going to be THAT way, I can see why no other standby turned out
to fight. -- Grobend Stoneaxe, Dwarf of Khalhums

Marcellus -- C'mon, a 14 point down challenge vs. a fighter that you destroyed the
previous turn, that's very Delarquan of you.  Is your manager trying to keep you
alive for graduation by using mismatched DC's?  I guess I shouldn't expect an answer
since your team never writes personals, leaving it up to Jorja and myself to keep
some life in this arena. -- Deep Thought

Don't know what happened to my personals and DM column for last turn, I guess they
didn't make it through the fax.  Thanks for keeping things going last turn Jorja, 9
personals, you're a writing fool. -- Deep Thought

Ides of March -- I thought I had runts, the biggest warrior I've seen on your team is
9 size.  It must be nice to get such nice replacements. -- Deep Thought

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANTONIUS was devastated by JACK HAMMA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
PUBLIUS was viciously subdued by BLACK BELT in a 3 minute expert's Challenge battle.
MANNY KIN won victory over ORNAMENT in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MARCELLUS bested ERIC CARTMAN in a popular 2 minute fight.
WEE MAN demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
BART SIMPSON defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute struggle.
TRASH COLLECTOR was beaten by STEWIE GRIFFIN in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
THE ARTIST was defeated by EVEL DEWAR in a 1 minute melee.
MINI ME vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MODERN SCENE lost to SHIRL LOCKE in a 3 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  15 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 603 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001            15   5  2  120 FUNKY FOLK (405)
AIMED BLOW       MARCELLUS 5075             12   2  0  117 IDES OF MARCH (226)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WEE MAN 5071               10   8  0  101 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
STRIKING ATTACK  BLACK BELT 5040            22  12  0   99 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANTONIUS 5063              13   6  0   92 IDES OF MARCH (226)
TOTAL PARRY      PUBLIUS 4994               15   7  0   84 IDES OF MARCH (226)
WALL OF STEEL    STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070        14   4  1   57 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK BELT 5040.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLACK BELT 5040.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARCELLUS 5075, 
PUBLIUS 4994, BART SIMPSON 5072, MODERN SCENE 5102, MANNY KIN 5096, WEE MAN 5071, 
STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070, MINI ME 5093, JACK HAMMA 5001, and ANTONIUS 5063.

The least popular fighter this week was ERIC CARTMAN 5069.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ORNAMENT 5060, SHIRL LOCKE 5101, EVEL DEWAR 5077, THE ARTIST 
5100, TRASH COLLECTOR 5091, ANTONIUS 5063, JACK HAMMA 5001, MINI ME 5093, STEWIE 
GRIFFIN 5070, and WEE MAN 5071.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JACK HAMMA (19-5001) FUNKY FOLK (405)