DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2010    Duedate: 11/17/2010

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-647

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE GREAT GAZOO
CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-5140) [6-0-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

COOKING LITE                   HEMLOCK
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
(19-5146) [15-9-2,104]         (19-5224) [1-2-0,5]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MILK IS OUT                    THE GREAT GAZOO
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
(19-4890) [11-9-0,78]          (19-5140) [6-0-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CUNNING RUNTS (425)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  57
2. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         52      CUNNING RUNTS (425)
3. MONOPOLY (430)              33      Unchartered Team
4. JANUARY (437)                0
5. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)      -9      SERPENTS HOLD II (438)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      149  91  4 62.1   1/ 4 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       9  4 0
 2/ 1 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  36  24  1 60.0   2/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  9  6 0
 3/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 598 705 21 45.9   3/ 1 MONOPOLY (430)            7  8 0
 4/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            42  51  5 45.2   4/ 2 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  5  4 0
 5/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD II (438)     1   2  0 33.3   5- 5*JANUARY (437)             1  1 0
 6- 6*JANUARY (437)              3   9  0 25.0   6/ 6*SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    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 656): BISBEE BLUE of BLUE MOON (JorjaX, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 653): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): KILLIAN MCGUINES of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 623): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): MAIRIE MCANGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 588): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): KANA BALISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): TOM BAKER of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): KRAIT of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 656): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 658): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 652): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 645): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 646): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 325): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 643): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 629): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 300): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): OPHIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 519): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 504): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 486): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 480): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 230): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 442): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 436): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 544): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 546): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 654): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 653): GOLDEN EAGLE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 642): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 640): LAYLA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
              (turn 639): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 637): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                          (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 281): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Mini Me, that makes our series 3-2 in my favor.  Unfortunately for you, I've won
3 in a row now and given the way I'm learning, find it unlikely that you will be able
to turn that around.
     The commission decides my next matchup with nobody in range to challenge or be
challenged by.  It is a race.  Can I get three wins before I must face The Great
Gazoo?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZUWAYZA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MONOPOLY is pushed out of top team by CUNNING RUNTS, who came from 4th 
with a 4-1-0 this turn.  CUNNING RUNTS stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 into a 3 
space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, guys!  The 
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And not without some 
honor, THE GREAT GAZOO now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of ZUWAYZA.  
Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Drunken 
Ox uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  CUNNING RUNTS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ZUWAYZA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. 
And guess who avoided CUNNING RUNTS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was BASH 
BRO HOUSEMATE.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS' warrior THE ENQUIRER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged 
the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  DID NOT FLUSH, does your manager know you're 
challenging down 24 points to fight COOKING LITE from THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS?  Well, it 
only serves justice to see that DID NOT FLUSH was bested by COOKING LITE.  Heh, heh.  
HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE had better have a good reason for challenging down 
13 points in a challenge which he lost.  I thought HAIR IN SINK showed great skill 
and promise when he was bested by THE ENQUIRER.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ZUWAYZA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE GREAT GAZOO 5140          6   0  0   100       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOKING LITE 5146            15   9  2   104       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ENQUIRER 5131            20  17  0    95       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MINI ME 5093                 19  25  3    91       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DID NOT FLUSH 5166           10   7  1    84       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 MILK IS OUT 4890             11   9  0    78       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 HAIR IN SINK 4891            13   7  0    71       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORTLINE 5208                5   3  0    61       MONOPOLY (430)
 THIMBLE 5157                 10   9  1    57       MONOPOLY (430)
 MAGIC TODAY 5201              8   3  0    57       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAPOLEON 5200                 7   3  0    42       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 FREE PARKING 5158             9  10  2    39       MONOPOLY (430)
 DESERT PLANTS 5150            9  12  0    39       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 ART OF THE WORLD 5202         5   6  0    35       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLIZZARD 5216                 3   1  0    33       JANUARY (437)
 GOLDA MEIR 5231               2   0  0    26       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUALOPOLY 5220                2   2  0    23       MONOPOLY (430)
 WATER WORKS 5221              2   2  0    16       MONOPOLY (430)
 KIM JONG-IL 5210              3   4  0    13       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 HEMLOCK 5224                  1   2  0     5       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THE BOOT 5156           7  8 1 MONOPOLY 430         DID NOT FLUSH 5166    643  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Milk is Out -- Congrats on gaining and defending the throne of Zuwayza.  I'm sure
you'll be sitting on it at least 3 more turns until your invite. -- Deep Thought

Hemlock -- Conquering you took longer than it should have.  I'll have a different
weapon next time. -- Napoleon
P.S.  And stay away from my wine.

Dualopoly -- Not bad for a little old lady, huh.  Never mess with a Jewish mother. --
Golda Meir

Cooking Lite -- We do not a good duo make other than to make sure health inspectors
always have work. -- Did Not Flush

The Enquirer -- I lost even more hair after reading that issue. -- Hair in Sink

Disease Lays Magazine Publishing Low!  Illness in Guildhouse Prevents Personals!  
Read about it next time! -- The Enquirer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DID NOT FLUSH was devastated by COOKING LITE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HAIR IN SINK was vanquished by THE ENQUIRER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MILK IS OUT was demolished by THE GREAT GAZOO in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
MINI ME devastated THIMBLE in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
FREE PARKING was devastated by NAPOLEON in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MAGIC TODAY overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
DESERT PLANTS was handily defeated by SHORTLINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ART OF THE WORLD vanquished KIM JONG-IL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GOLDA MEIR vanquished HEMLOCK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DUALOPOLY vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
WATER WORKS overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    28 -  28 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  38 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |

Turn 647 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         1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         5  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE GREAT GAZOO 5140        6   0  0  100 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE ENQUIRER 5131          20  17  0   95 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   DID NOT FLUSH 5166         10   7  1   84 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC TODAY 5201            8   3  0   57 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-LUNGE      NAPOLEON 5200               7   3  0   42 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MILK IS OUT 4890.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THE GREAT GAZOO 5140.  The ten other most popular fighters were MINI ME 
5093, MAGIC TODAY 5201, GOLDA MEIR 5231, WATER WORKS 5221, COOKING LITE 5146, THE 
ENQUIRER 5131, NAPOLEON 5200, SHORTLINE 5208, ART OF THE WORLD 5202, and DUALOPOLY 
5220.

The least popular fighter this week was HEMLOCK 5224.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KIM JONG-IL 5210, DESERT PLANTS 5150, MILK IS OUT 4890, HAIR IN SINK 
4891, FREE PARKING 5158, THIMBLE 5157, DID NOT FLUSH 5166, DUALOPOLY 5220, ART OF THE 
WORLD 5202, and SHORTLINE 5208.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MINI ME (19-5093) CUNNING RUNTS (425)

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it and that we will see you there!