DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/12/2010    Duedate: 08/25/2010

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-641

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ERIC CARTMAN
CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-5069) [35-12-0,169]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ERIC CARTMAN                   POSITION IS EMPTY
CUNNING RUNTS (425)            
(19-5069) [35-12-0,169]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MINI ME                        MILK IS OUT
CUNNING RUNTS (425)            BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
(19-5093) [16-22-3,101]        (19-4890) [9-5-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CUNNING RUNTS (425)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         46
2. MONOPOLY (430)              35      BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
3. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         25      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)     1
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) -24      MAN OR BEAST? (432)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MAN OR BEAST? (432)        8   0  1  100   1/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      11  3 0
 2/ 2 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  27  15  0 64.3   2/ 3*MAN OR BEAST? (432)       8  0 1
 3/ 3 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      133  82  4 61.9   3/ 1 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  6  3 0
 4/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 582 691 21 45.7   4/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            6  9 0
 5/ 6 MONOPOLY (430)            26  37  5 41.3   5/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  3 12 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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ZUWAYZA!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, BASH BRO HOUSEMATE, but 
CUNNING RUNTS was just too good to be stopped.  One team deserves special mention 
'cause they moved up 1 after going 3-0-0.  Keep it up, MAN OR BEAST?!  MVP award for 
THIMBLE?  MONOPOLY's proud of her after beating FRATSFA SLAVE and getting 14 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  MAGIC TODAY got smashed by THE BOOT, and lost 9 
points!  Like, MILK IS OUT must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the Duelmaster from 
CUNNING RUNTS.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think ERIC CARTMAN should let MILK IS OUT be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  CUNNING RUNTS was the most avoided team.  Is a 133-82-4 record 
really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why BASH BRO HOUSEMATE's been 
avoiding CUNNING RUNTS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is THE 
ENQUIRER popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of ZUWAYZA!  He's got a 
17-14-0, is that good?  See if I ever talk to HAIR IN SINK again!  DESERT PLANTS was 
so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  HAIR IN SINK beat DESERT PLANTS.  No surprise 
about that.  Really I'm not surprised HAIR IN SINK would do such a scummy thing, 
either.  People were asking me did DID NOT FLUSH REALLY challenge THE ENQUIRER?  (all 
right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but THE ENQUIRER wants me to write about it since he overcame DID NOT 
FLUSH.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZUWAYZA ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERIC CARTMAN 5069            35  12  0   169       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILK IS OUT 4890              9   5  0   104       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 MINI ME 5093                 16  22  3   101       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKING LITE 5146            12   6  2    87       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GREAT GAZOO 5140          5   0  0    73       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ENQUIRER 5131            17  14  0    65       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HAIR IN SINK 4891            10   4  0    65       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBLE 5157                  7   6  1    42       MONOPOLY (430)
 DID NOT FLUSH 5166            6   5  0    42       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 THE BOOT 5156                 6   7  1    41       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESERT PLANTS 5150            8   7  0    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FREE PARKING 5158             6   7  2    33       MONOPOLY (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR GRYLLS 5185              2   0  0    19       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 BEETLE BAILEY 5177            2   0  0    19       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 MAGIC TODAY 5201              3   2  0    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 LARRY BIRD 5207               2   0  0    14       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-DONKEY HOTAY 5187             1   0  1    14       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 NAPOLEON 5200                 3   1  0    12       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-WOLF BLITZER 5184             1   0  0     9       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 KIM JOG-IL 5210               1   0  0     8       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 ART OF THE WORLD 5202         1   4  0     7       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BANKRUPT 5203                 0   4  0     4       MONOPOLY (430)
 SHORTLINE 5208                0   2  0     2       MONOPOLY (430)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DR. RUTH 5127          12  7 0 CUNNING RUNTS 425    COOKING LITE 5146     638  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Eric Cartman -- I've been called many things, but that is a new one and it brought a
smile to my face.  Now do you face my challenge or hide behind a bloodfeud? -- Assur

Mini Me -- That puts us even at 2-2.  Your selections last turn left Assur wondering
if you aren't heading the wrong way, though. -- Milk is Out

The Great Gazoo -- It is probably best that you won, because I did not want to have
to change my name.  One more fight and you're ready for your Adepts tourney.  Good
luck and congratulations on your Runner-Up. -- Did Not Flush

Three fights and all my bashers learn is a single defense skill?  Has a drought
started that I don't know about? -- Assur

Magic Today -- Can you make all that hair disappear? -- Hair in Sink

Desert Plants -- Listen up, Dum-Dum, you're just mad because I can levitate and
you're rooted in the ground.  If you want, I can make it up to you by helping you
pick-up a 7-10 split. -- The Great Gazoo 

Did Not Flush -- Well at least you left me a target. -- TGG

Look out for the next Runt... Kim Jong-il... he's a nasty one.

Eric Cartman -- Ignore me at your own cost, young fellow!  You're already looking
stout, sluggish, your arteries may be in serious peril, but if you insist on eating
unwisely, well, fine.  Be that way.  You'll pay in the end. -- Cooking Lite

Assassin Falsely Convicted!  Wrongfully Charged, No Defense Lawyer!  Will He Sue?
Full story on page 3. -- The Enquirer

Hair in the Sink -- Hmm, the effort to turn you into scented bubbles has failed.
What to do next?  I have to do something to keep the drain clear....  Let me check on
some other possibilities... where's that Handbook of Alchemy and Metaphysics? --
Magic Today

Free Parking -- Absolutely not!  If you're going to park here, you will PAY for it,
and you'll pay HIGH.  Otherwise... scorpions in the glove box, cactus spines in the
tires, and temperatures high enough to boil the most rugged engine coolant. -- Desert
Plants, taking a hard line

Bear Grylls -- "Man or beast?" is right!  You're so hairy, I'm not going to guess.  I
believe you could only be depicted by a Fiber Artist using a lot of that "eyelash
yarn."  Not my type of thing, too unsophisticated. -- Art of the World

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MINI ME bested COOKING LITE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
MILK IS OUT lost to ERIC CARTMAN in a action packed 3 minute Challenge Title battle.
HAIR IN SINK demolished DESERT PLANTS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DID NOT FLUSH was bested by THE ENQUIRER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
THE GREAT GAZOO defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
MAGIC TODAY was devastated by THE BOOT in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
THIMBLE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FREE PARKING overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BEETLE BAILEY vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BEAR GRYLLS overpowered ART OF THE WORLD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NAPOLEON defeated SHORTLINE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BANKRUPT was overcome by KIM JOG-IL in a 2 minute novice's bout.
LARRY BIRD subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a unpopular 3 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  23 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  29 -  4      51  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 641 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        3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         5  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ERIC CARTMAN 5069          35  12  0  169 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
BASHING ATTACK   MILK IS OUT 4890            9   5  0  104 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
STRIKING ATTACK  COOKING LITE 5146          12   6  2   87 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE ENQUIRER 5131          17  14  0   65 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MINI ME 5093.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MILK IS OUT 4890.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE GREAT GAZOO 5140, 
KIM JOG-IL 5210, MINI ME 5093, ERIC CARTMAN 5069, HAIR IN SINK 4891, THE ENQUIRER 
5131, THE BOOT 5156, THIMBLE 5157, FREE PARKING 5158, and BEAR GRYLLS 5185.

The least popular fighter this week was LARRY BIRD 5207.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ART OF THE WORLD 5202, DESERT PLANTS 5150, BANKRUPT 5203, BEETLE BAILEY 
5177, MAGIC TODAY 5201, DID NOT FLUSH 5166, COOKING LITE 5146, SHORTLINE 5208, 
NAPOLEON 5200, and BEAR GRYLLS 5185.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!