DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/23/2009    Duedate: 05/06/2009

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WEE MAN
CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-5071) [15-11-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WEE MAN                        POSITION IS EMPTY
CUNNING RUNTS (425)            
(19-5071) [15-11-0,108]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WEE MAN                        WEE MAN
CUNNING RUNTS (425)            CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-5071) [15-11-0,108]        (19-5071) [15-11-0,108]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  27
2. IDES OF MARCH (226)         24      CUNNING RUNTS (425)
3. FUNKY FOLK (405)             0      Unchartered Team
4. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         -7
                                       SAND KINGS (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       77  51  2 60.2   1/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  9  5 0
 2/ 2 IDES OF MARCH (226)      102  78  6 56.7   2/ 1 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       8  6 1
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)         159 125 10 56.0   3/ 5 IDES OF MARCH (226)       4  2 1
 4/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 499 627 19 44.3   4- 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          2  5 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 616): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 612): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): MOUNTAIN GENERAL of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): OPTIMUS PRIME of NOSTALGIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 388): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 504): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 612): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 603): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 388): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 504): POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, 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 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT 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  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, warriors of Zuwayza!  If last turn is any indication, scum has indeed
risen to the top...  Eric almost had me, but I was just a tad bit scummier.  Also, my
apologies for not writing a column the turn before, but Caesar took me out golfing
and we drank too many Bass Ales afterwards....  Unlike many out there throughout
Alastari, we Romans try to write a column each and every time.

The prior turn's fight was rather interesting.  Our friend Bart Simpson is definitely
experiencing financial hardship.  When you cannot afford a weapon, things must be
really bad.  Well, Bart came charging out like a wolf in the hen house, salivating at
the prospect of an Aimed Blow versus Total Parry matchup.  Well guess what?  My steel
encasement really can do a number on your fists.  Like Cheech and Chong once stated,
"keep on knocking but you can't come in."  Oh well, Bart's a good guy and while we
wished he would have selected Free Blades for his freshman experience, we still wish
him the best of luck.  Perhaps we will see Deep Thought hit Free Blades on the next
cycle?

Looks like the end of the road for me.  Caesar is going to let me retire early to his
Country Club on the outskirts of Arvat. So what did I end up looking like?  9-15(1)-
9-15-21-5-11 GOOD/NORM, LS, VL/VL, Adex Attack and Defense, Master Parry and I favor
Attack learns.  One more fight for me, in the dark and I'm free to swing my golf
clubs until my heart is content.  Time for Wee Man and Stewie Griffin to step up to
the plate.  The next few turns should be a nice run for Deep Thought with few threats
on the horizon at the top end.

It would be nice to hear from Papa Bear and the Funky Folk.  These old mega-managers
have become a bit apathetic as they've grown older, which is why many of these arenas
are silent and dreary....  C'mon Papa!  Zuwayza needs you.

The Ides of March have sent Tiberius and one of our newest members, Lucius, to the
upcoming tourney.  There is a great prize this time around and we wish everyone the
best of luck with getting their hands on one!

Farewell Zuwayza!

Publius
Duelmaster & Lord Protector
Ides of March (226)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUWAYZA games.  Former top team CUNNING RUNTS was 
unseated this week as THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  OPPIUS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MODEL RAILROADER and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, TRASH COLLECTOR put 
down MINI ME, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster PUBLIUS himself.  Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, 
Duelmaster PUBLIUS Dark Arena Challenged HIGH ELF last week in a match to decide the 
fate of the throne.  Not for nothing has PUBLIUS in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS is feared.  This much I can say.  If 
you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of IDES OF 
MARCH last week.  Busy avoiding THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS?   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  PUBLIUS has sworn to take up religion upon living to tell of his 
recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing indeed!  My hearty 
congratulations TRASH COLLECTOR, for thy revenge upon MINI ME, slayer of thy fallen 
comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WEE MAN 5071                 15  11  0   108       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCELLUS 5075               15   2  0   156       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069            17   9  0    91       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070          18   8  1    87       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN SCENE 5102             7   5  1    65       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TRASH COLLECTOR 5091          9  10  1    60       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINI ME 5093                  6  11  1    49       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-AL BYNO 5097                  5   3  0    47       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-MORT TIFFIDE 5109             3   1  0    34       FUNKY FOLK (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPPIUS 5130                   1   0  0    22       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-TIM PANNI 5125                1   1  0    17       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 THE ENQUIRER 5131             1   0  0    13       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FARM WEEKLY 5120              2   1  0    11       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MODEL RAILROADER 5121         2   1  0     7       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 DR. RUTH 5127                 0   1  0     7       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ORNAMENT 5060          11 19 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 MINI ME 5093          609  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mort Tiffide -- And so you should be!  Were you, by chance, trying to use me as a
substitute for the Dark Arena?  I would not care for that. -- Modern Scene

The Ambitious Guard thought he could look down his nose at me because I'm a "mere"
trashman, neglecting to take into account that I am a Collector, which is never
"mere," and also almost as tall as he is, which makes the "down the nose" bit
problematical. -- Trash Collector, quietly vindicated

Tim Panni -- I don't think my ears will survive that!  I thought a rooster at dawn
was loud, but, gods, you definitely take the gold-plated palm. -- Farm Weekly

So I "railroaded" the Mordant Deserter.  Anyone want to tell me he didn't deserve it?
-- Model Railroader

Our congratulations to Publius. -- Jorja and the Magnificent Mags

Publius -- Congrats form the Cunning Runts.  Eric want one more shot at you, but Wee
Man may beat him to it.

All -- Hope everyone did well at the Mail-In.  I did not send in 50 warriors like
Kellembo, but it would be nice to have Zuwayza represent and bring a TV or 2 back. --
Deep Thought

Lord Protector Publius -- The infidel nations have taken up again the habit of
granting gifts to graduating gladiators, and we of the Glorious Empire would not wish
to be backward in this regard.  The infidels, of course, are not offering lands,
having none to offer.  We, however, would be willing to consider offering you, say,
a pleasant estate near Fratsfa?  Of course, you will ahve to take it away from some
Fratsfan barbarian, acting on your own without imperial help, but surely that will
present no problem. -- Wakhirjath, Distributor of Lands

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUBLIUS butchered HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WEE MAN viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 5 minute expert's Title battle.
STEWIE GRIFFIN slimly lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute master's brawl.
ERIC CARTMAN subdued MODERN SCENE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
MINI ME was viciously subdued by TRASH COLLECTOR in a 2 minute bloody fight.
MODEL RAILROADER was overpowered by OPPIUS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FARM WEEKLY defeated DR. RUTH in a action packed 4 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
THE ENQUIRER vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  2      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 611 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WEE MAN 5071               15  11  0  108 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
TOTAL PARRY      ERIC CARTMAN 5069          17   9  0   91 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
WALL OF STEEL    STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070        18   8  1   87 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
SLASHING ATTACK  MODERN SCENE 5102           7   5  1   65 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WEE MAN 5071.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WEE MAN 5071.  The ten other most popular fighters were FARM WEEKLY 5120, STEWIE 
GRIFFIN 5070, MODERN SCENE 5102, TRASH COLLECTOR 5091, OPPIUS 5130, ERIC CARTMAN 
5069, MINI ME 5093, THE ENQUIRER 5131, MODEL RAILROADER 5121, and DR. RUTH 5127.

The least popular fighter this week was DR. RUTH 5127.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MODEL RAILROADER 5121, THE ENQUIRER 5131, MINI ME 5093, ERIC CARTMAN 
5069, OPPIUS 5130, TRASH COLLECTOR 5091, MODERN SCENE 5102, STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070, FARM 
WEEKLY 5120, and WEE MAN 5071.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WEE MAN (19-5071) CUNNING RUNTS (425)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

PUBLIUS (19-4994) IDES OF MARCH (226)