DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/26/2009    Duedate: 03/11/2009

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GULF COAST D
ANARCHY (342)
(19-4789) [13-3-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARCELLUS                      GRIZZ GRIMHULT
IDES OF MARCH (226)            BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
(19-5075) [15-2-0,156]         (19-5083) [3-0-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUBLIUS                        WEE MAN
IDES OF MARCH (226)            CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-4994) [16-9-0,97]          (19-5071) [11-11-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)    49
2. IDES OF MARCH (226)         40      CUNNING RUNTS (425)
3. FUNKY FOLK (405)            38      Unchartered Team
4. WALI'S FINEST (419)         10
5. MISFITS (428)                0      BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)   6   2  1 75.0   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  9  4 0
 2/ 1 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       65  44  1 59.6   2/ 5*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  6  2 1
 3/ 3 IDES OF MARCH (226)       98  74  5 57.0   3/ 3 IDES OF MARCH (226)       5  4 1
 4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (405)         155 119 10 56.6   4/ 4 ANARCHY (342)             5  4 0
 5/ 0 WALI'S FINEST (419)       76  63  2 54.7   5/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       4 11 0
 6- 5*MISFITS (428)              3   3  0 50.0   6/ 7 FUNKY FOLK (405)          3  6 0
 7/ 6 ANARCHY (342)            174 213 23 45.0   7/ 0 WALI'S FINEST (419)       1  0 0
 8/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 489 620 19 44.1   8- 6*MISFITS (428)             1  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 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 278): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 608): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 606): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 438): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 500): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            DARDANIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            BLACK BELT of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZUWAYZA to see 
what's new.  BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE like really fought hard to move up to 2nd from 5th.  
Way to go!  MVP award for IZMIR?  BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE's proud of him after beating 
STOP-GAP and getting 22 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  MODERN SCENE's match 
with GRIZZ GRIMHULT cost it a loss of 16 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must 
be the most popular guy in all ZUWAYZA.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about 
proposals?) This Duelmaster is like something else!  GULF COAST D stopped BART 
SIMPSON dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said ZUWAYZA's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Drunken Ox?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  ANARCHY 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 ANARCHY, that's fer sher.  Some fights are 
really unfair.  How do you think ERIC CARTMAN feels about being challenged by 
MARCELLUS, 47 points above him?  I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in 
ZUWAYZA.  MARCELLUS got 14 points after beating ERIC CARTMAN, 47 points below him.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  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 gotta leave.  ZUWAYZA is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GULF COAST D 4789            13   3  0   131       ANARCHY (342)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCELLUS 5075               15   2  0   156       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 PUBLIUS 4994                 16   9  0    97       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          23  11  0    95       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-TIBERIUS 5002                12   4  2    95       IDES OF MARCH (226)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BART SIMPSON 5072            15   7  0    90       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069            14   8  0    89       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 WEE MAN 5071                 11  11  0    89       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070          16   6  1    83       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)
 ORNAMENT 5060                11  17  0    62       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083           3   0  1    47       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
-ISIS 5006                     7   7  0    42       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TRASH COLLECTOR 5091          7   8  1    37       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 AL BYNO 5097                  4   3  0    37       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN SCENE 5102             4   4  1    26       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MINI ME 5093                  4   9  0    25       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZMIR 5081                    1   1  0    23       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
 MORT TIFIDE 5109              1   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-MS. IMNPACT 5084              1   1  0    18       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 FLAMBERGE 5079                2   1  0    17       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
-EVE 5106                      2   0  0    17       MISFITS (428)
 STOP-GAP 5068                 3   1  0    10       ANARCHY (342)
 GAMMA 5067                    2   2  1     9       ANARCHY (342)
 PROJECT XY 5066               1   2  0     9       ANARCHY (342)
-ACE 5103                      1   1  0     5       MISFITS (428)
-ADAM 5110                     0   1  0     1       MISFITS (428)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LEE GULLY 5112          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405       SHEWISH GIANT         607  NONE
MORT TISHEN 5113        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405       ARENAMASTER XHUR      607  NONE
DEAD ROMAN 2 5114       0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226    DARK CHAMPION         607  NONE
DEAD ROMAN1 5115        0  1 0 IDES OF MARCH 226    SHEWISH GIANT         607  NONE
POKEY 5105              0  1 0 MISFITS 428          MODERN SCENE 5102     604   
THE ARTIST 5100         3  6 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083   606   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wow!  This arena knows how to make a guy feel welcome.  Despite the welcome, however,
resources dictate that for now the Stampede is only here for a brief stay.  In fact,
this turn is likely our last until after the spring mailer.  If the lottery comes
calling, our stay could be extended. -- Nomad and the Battleaxe Stampede

     Darn.

Those Magnificent Mags -- Perhaps our presence is not so desirable if I keep
eliminating the reading material.  Although I suspect such an artistic magazine was
not destined for pugilistic success, none-the-less, I regret the death.  May he find
a better...library? -- Grizz

Project XY -- I suspect that improving my offense will be my project for the next
while.  That didn't look good.  But at least the crowd loved me! -- Flamberge

     Crowds, what do they know?

Gulf Coast D -- Where the heck did you come from?  I won't need to shave that side of
my face for a while. -- Wee Man

All -- I finally graduated my first warrior from DM 26 Caleam, Heart Breaker, a p/l
headed to Home Guard or Freeblades.  I hope some Runts will follow into the ranks of
ADM. -- Deep Thought

Caesar -- Good luck to Antonius and Dardanius in the Big Show.  I'm sure Marcellus is
not far behind.  Let's see what you can do with the next wave of Romans; how about
Lucius Vorenus? -- Deep Thought

Stewie Griffin -- You're a cunning little guy, but cunning isn't enough.  You need
skill, as well.  Come around to the Newstand and I'll give you a few tips. -- Black
Belt

Al Byno -- You were so white, I thought I was being blinded by sun reflected off a
field of snow.  And then, whammo.  Damn. -- Trash Collector

Mini Me -- I wonder if I could put you on a charm bracelet? -- Ornament

Ah, fooie, the Fratsfa Slave.  Not a modern type at all. -- Modern Scene

Grizz Grimhult -- Damned philistine! -- Ghost of The Artist

Caesar and Deep Thought -- I might just mention in passing that some people don't
care to run in Advanced at all.  They play for fun in Basic.  Besides, if you go to
the Isle, sooner or later you're going to end up in (grimace) Primus, and that is the
very armpit of hell.  The top is clogged with old, highly developed gladiators that
have nowhere else to go.  I feel sorry for 'em, and I would, myself, recommend
mandatory retirement for everyone with more than 300 FE.  Don't panic, it ain't gonna
happen!  Heck, I'd like to see everyone with 200 FE hauled out of the regionals and
tossed into Primus or Home Guard, and that won't happen, either.
     Define your goals, then persue them.  What do you find fun? -- Jorja
P.S.  Re the Cardow Hunters, you're correct, and at the next Split I'll probably
switch them out for some other batch of grads.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LEE GULLY was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ROMAN 2 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEAD ROMAN1 was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
MORT TISHEN was assassinated by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MARCELLUS devastated ERIC CARTMAN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
PUBLIUS bested STEWIE GRIFFIN in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
AL BYNO was devastated by ORNAMENT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GRIZZ GRIMHULT overpowered MODERN SCENE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
GULF COAST D vanquished BART SIMPSON in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
WEE MAN was luckily beaten by WHITE CHOCOATE in a popular 11 minute expert's duel.
MINI ME was savagely defeated by TRASH COLLECTOR in a popular 1 minute gory melee.
FLAMBERGE subdued PROJECT XY in a 2 minute amateur's match.
STOP-GAP was handily defeated by IZMIR in a tiresome 9 minute one-sided contest.
GAMMA was overpowered by MORT TIFIDE in a 1 minute gory mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        17 -   6 -  0      74  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  21 -  2      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GULF COAST D 4789          13   3  0  131 ANARCHY (342)
TOTAL PARRY      PUBLIUS 4994               16   9  0   97 IDES OF MARCH (226)
WALL OF STEEL    STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070        16   6  1   83 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083         3   0  1   47 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
LUNGING ATTACK   AL BYNO 5097                4   3  0   37 FUNKY FOLK (405)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PUBLIUS 4994.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WEE MAN 5071.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLAMBERGE 5079, MARCELLUS 
5075, STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070, TRASH COLLECTOR 5091, PUBLIUS 4994, AL BYNO 5097, ORNAMENT 
5060, MORT TIFIDE 5109, LEE GULLY 5112, and GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083.

The least popular fighter this week was STOP-GAP 5068.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IZMIR 5081, GAMMA 5067, PROJECT XY 5066, MINI ME 5093, BART SIMPSON 
5072, MODERN SCENE 5102, DEAD ROMAN 2 5114, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, ERIC CARTMAN 5069, 
and MORT TISHEN 5113.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GULF COAST D (19-4789) ANARCHY (342)