DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/04/2009    Duedate: 06/17/2009

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-614

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARCHIPPUS
TROUBLED WATERS (350)
(19-4222) [13-4-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARCHIPPUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
TROUBLED WATERS (350)          
(19-4222) [13-4-0,127]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARCHIPPUS                      ARCHIPPUS
TROUBLED WATERS (350)          TROUBLED WATERS (350)
(19-4222) [13-4-0,127]         (19-4222) [13-4-0,127]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TROUBLED WATERS (350)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TROUBLED WATERS (350)       27
2. UNDERWORLD (201)            21      WALI'S FINEST (419)
3. WALI'S FINEST (419)          1      Unchartered Team
4. CUNNING RUNTS (425)          0
5. IDES OF MARCH (226)          0      BLACKENED PRIDE (301)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       80  57  2 58.4   1/ 2 TROUBLED WATERS (350)    10  4 1
 2- 2 IDES OF MARCH (226)      103  78  6 56.9   2/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 3/ 3 WALI'S FINEST (419)       79  65  2 54.9   3/ 5 WALI'S FINEST (419)       3  2 0
 4/ 4 TROUBLED WATERS (350)     47  40  2 54.0   4- 3 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       3  6 0
 5/ 0 UNDERWORLD (201)          20  19  1 51.3   5/ 0 UNDERWORLD (201)          2  2 0
 6/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 506 635 19 44.3   6- 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)       1  0 0
 7- 6*MONGO'S REVENGE (178)      0   1  0  0.0   7- 6*MONGO'S REVENGE (178)     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 619): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 615): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 613): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): ANDRONICUS of THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): VIKI of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 445): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 391): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 507): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 619): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 621): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 617): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 615): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 613): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 304): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 603): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 592): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 482): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 469): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 449): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 445): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 391): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 507): I'M HISTORY et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 614): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                 (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 468): ACIDULOUS of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 444): MAN-O-WAR of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  ZUWAYZA watched with 
glee as THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS got knocked off top spot by TROUBLED WATERS!  It seems 
so recently people were saying TROUBLED WATERS was washed up, finished.  But 4-0-1 
moved them up 1.  I guess they're washed no more...  What's with TANYA TUNNELLER?  
She actually beat THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' MODERN SCENE, and walked away with 21 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at UNDERWORLD while they watched TANYA 
TUNNELLER clobber MODERN SCENE.  It lost 20 points and got bruised from objects 
thrown from the stands.  ZUWAYZA has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and get lazy.  
He challenged WALI'S FINEST's WHITE CHOCOATE (24-13-0), which should prove (ahem!) 
interesting.  WHITE CHOCOATE was reminded on the sands why ARCHIPPUS is Duelmaster.  
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being the most challenged warrior, WHITE CHOCOATE!  Don't make idle 
boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCHIPPUS 4222               13   4  0   127       TROUBLED WATERS (350)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCELLUS 5075               15   2  0   156       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 AQUILA 4245                   9   6  1   111       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
 WHITE CHOCOATE 4923          24  13  0    97       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEWIE GRIFFIN 5070          19   9  1    87       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 NICANOR 5025                  8   1  1    85       TROUBLED WATERS (350)
-ERIC CARTMAN 5069            18  10  0    84       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-JEWEL 4924                   13  16  0    72       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TRASH COLLECTOR 5091         11  11  1    68       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  14  0    65       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 EPAPHRAS 4229                 8   6  0    63       TROUBLED WATERS (350)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANYA TUNNELLER 2967          4   4  0    59       UNDERWORLD (201)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISIS 5006                     7   7  0    42       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-MINI ME 5093                  6  13  1    40       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 UREA 2451                     4   3  0    40       UNDERWORLD (201)
 MODERN SCENE 5102             8   7  1    37       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 PENDULOUS PATTY 2241          4   3  0    35       UNDERWORLD (201)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB BEGGER 3172               3   1  0    33       UNDERWORLD (201)
-OPPIUS 5130                   2   0  0    28       IDES OF MARCH (226)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARM WEEKLY 5120              4   2  0    23       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 THE ENQUIRER 5131             3   1  0    19       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-MR. BERZERKER 5133            1   0  0    14       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-3RD STORY MAN 2512            3   1  1    11       UNDERWORLD (201)
 MODEL RAILROADER 5121         2   4  0    11       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-DR. RUTH 5127                 1   2  0    11       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
M. CHARDINEE            0  0 0                      AQUILA 4245           614  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mini Me -- Ha!  "Small is beautiful," people say.  Little do they know!  Bigger is
better, and don't you forget it. -- Modern Scene

Epaphras -- "Troubled waters"?  What nonsense!  If people didn't build on the flood
plain, troubled waters would be no trouble. -- Trash Collector
P.S.  And they shouldn't throw their trash into the water, either, because it all
ends up on the shore sooner or later and is unsightly and WET.  Disgusting.

No Thief, Convicted or otherwise, gets onto MY farm. -- Farm Weekly

Dr. Ruth -- You aren't supposed to play with my switch! -- Model Railroader, blushing
deeply

Mordant Deserter Actually a Delarquan Spy!  Story with photos on page nine. -- The
Enquirer

A salute to all who participated in the tourney, with a special congratulations for
Lord of the Floyds, Contenders Champion. -- Jorja and the Magnificent Mags

Nicanor -- A good name, it has a rhythmic slosh, just like the best waters.  Too bad
you won the damned fight. -- Modern Scene, bad loser today

Mini Me -- Not mini enough, so I compacted you.  It's what I do. -- Trash Collector

Dr. Ruth has Elvis's baby at rest stop in Minnesota!  Story with photos on page nine.
-- The Enquirer

Oppius -- I tried growing that, but it doesn't like the growing season.  Too wet. --
Farm Weekly

Mr. Berzerker -- How do you expect the trains to run on time when you go smashing
them up? -- Model Railroader

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ARCHIPPUS viciously subdued WHITE CHOCOATE in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
AQUILA put to death M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute gory match.
NICANOR vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TRASH COLLECTOR overpowered BOB BEGGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
MODERN SCENE was devastated by TANYA TUNNELLER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
EPAPHRAS viciously subdued UREA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
PENDULOUS PATTY defeated MODEL RAILROADER in a 4 minute melee.
FARM WEEKLY vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE ENQUIRER won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 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-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  21 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 614 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   ARCHIPPUS 4222             13   4  0  127 TROUBLED WATERS (350)
PARRY-LUNGE      AQUILA 4245                 9   6  1  111 TROUBLED WATERS (350)
TOTAL PARRY      WHITE CHOCOATE 4923        24  13  0   97 WALI'S FINEST (419)
BASHING ATTACK   NICANOR 5025                8   1  1   85 TROUBLED WATERS (350)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    UREA 2451                   4   3  0   40 UNDERWORLD (201)
SLASHING ATTACK  MODERN SCENE 5102           8   7  1   37 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARCHIPPUS 4222.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ARCHIPPUS 4222.  The ten other most popular fighters were EPAPHRAS 4229, TRASH 
COLLECTOR 5091, PENDULOUS PATTY 2241, MODEL RAILROADER 5121, AQUILA 4245, THE 
ENQUIRER 5131, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, NICANOR 5025, TANYA TUNNELLER 2967, and FARM 
WEEKLY 5120.

The least popular fighter this week was MODERN SCENE 5102.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were UREA 2451, BOB BEGGER 3172, FARM WEEKLY 5120, TANYA TUNNELLER 
2967, NICANOR 5025, WHITE CHOCOATE 4923, THE ENQUIRER 5131, AQUILA 4245, MODEL 
RAILROADER 5121, and PENDULOUS PATTY 2241.

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer