DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/24/2011    Duedate: 03/09/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-655

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAIR IN SINK
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
(19-4891) [19-9-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAIR IN SINK                   GRIZZ GRIMHULT
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
(19-4891) [19-9-0,113]         (19-5083) [6-0-1,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MILK IS OUT                    FREE PARKING
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)       MONOPOLY (430)
(19-4890) [14-14-0,106]        (19-5158) [14-13-2,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONOPOLY (430)              36
2. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)    27      BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
3. BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)    19      Unchartered Team
4. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  16
5. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)       7      BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)

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)       14   3  1 82.4   1- 2*MAN OR BEAST? (432)       6  2 0
 2/ 2*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)   9   2  1 81.8   2/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  9 0
 3/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  50  35  1 58.8   3/ 1 MONOPOLY (430)            6  9 0
 4- 5 IDES OF MARCH (226)      106  87  6 54.9   4/ 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  5  5 0
 5/ 6 WALI'S FINEST (419)       80  70  2 53.3   5/ 5*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  3  0 0
 6/ 7 MONOPOLY (430)            64  68  5 48.5   6/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    1  2 0
 7/ 8 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 611 729 21 45.6   7- 7 IDES OF MARCH (226)       1  3 0
 8/ 9 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)     5   6  0 45.5   8/ 9 WALI'S FINEST (419)       0  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 664): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 562): STONEDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 627): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 648): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 664): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 666): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 562): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 660): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 653): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 654): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 651): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 645): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 645): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 637): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 595): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 512): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 494): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 449): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 444): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 436): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 552): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Thanks to all those who have made it possible for me to be here.  With luck,
perhaps I'll be here again after this turn.  As long as I don't get hit by a train,
Assur says I have a decent shot to stay here.
     But in this business, there are no sure things, other than you'll always have
issues with housemates.

Hair in Sink

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for FREE PARKING, who flew up 25 points in 
the rankings after mashing KHALHUMS DWARF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was MAGIC TODAY, who dropped 13 points after 
a disappointing (to say the least) bout with GRIZZ GRIMHULT.  Our battling duelmaster 
HAIR IN SINK has managed to hold the title, fending off THE ENQUIRER's none too 
subtle advances.  Better luck next time, THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that SERPENTS HOLD II was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of SERPENTS HOLD II's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch BASH BRO 
HOUSEMATE's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from 
SERPENTS HOLD II.  Well just about everybody wants a piece of MAGIC TODAY, who was 
this week's most challenged warrior.  MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE had better 
have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he won.  I 
thought MILK IS OUT showed great skill and promise when he defeated SHORTLINE.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ZUWAYZA giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAIR IN SINK 4891            19   9  0   113       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MILK IS OUT 4890             14  14  0   106       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083           6   0  1    92       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ENQUIRER 5131            20  25  0    85       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FREE PARKING 5158            14  13  2    82       MONOPOLY (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JEWEL 4924                   14  16  0    77       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 SHORTLINE 5208               11   5  0    75       MONOPOLY (430)
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             12   7  0    69       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  14  0    65       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 THIMBLE 5157                 14  13  1    63       MONOPOLY (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUALOPOLY 5220                7   5  0    56       MONOPOLY (430)
 DESERT PLANTS 5150           13  16  0    55       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-OPPIUS 5130                   3   1  0    44       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 ISIS 5006                     7   9  0    38       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WOLF BLITZER 5184             2   1  0    28       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 HEMLOCK 5224                  5   6  0    25       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
-BEETLE BAILEY 5177            4   0  0    24       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185              3   0  0    24       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IZMIR 5081                    1   1  0    23       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
-FLAMBERGE 5079                2   1  0    17       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239          1   4  0    16       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256        1   0  0    16       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-LARRY BIRD 5207               4   1  0    15       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-MR. BERZERKER 5133            1   0  0    14       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 CHANCE CARD 5240              0   3  0     3       MONOPOLY (430)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLOTHES ON FLOOR 4893   0  1 0 BASH BRO HOUSEMA 414 DARK CHAMPION         655  NONE
DIRTY CLOTHES 5248      0  1 0 BASH BRO HOUSEMA 414 STONE GOLEM           655  NONE
TOILET SEAT UP 4892     0  1 0 BASH BRO HOUSEMA 414 HIGH ELF              655  NONE
WATER WORKS 5221        4  4 0 MONOPOLY 430         BEETLEJUICE 5233      651  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shortline -- Gotcha. -- Milk is Out

Wow, the people love me!  It must be all the neat information I provide.  For
instance, did you know that Procyon crosses the meridian tonight at 9:25?  Bet that
makes your day.  Or night, I suppose. -- Farmers Almanac

Hair in the Sink!  Suicide Blond!  Water Supply Contaminated!  Story on page 14. --
The Enquirer
P.S.  Sorry.  People just don't seem to CARE about things like that.

Wolf Blitzer -- Never count a battle won until it's over.  That's why I don't really
worry, deserts will, ultimately, be the nature of nature. -- Desert Plants

Free Parking -- Ah!  When one has the right talisman, all parking is free. -- Magic
Today

Beetle Bailey -- You may have won today, but I have acquired a secret recipe for
Beetle Juice, capable of destroying any beetle it meets.  Your fate is in my hands.
-- Farmers Almanac
P.S.  And a good thing, too, we can't have you devastating the crops.

This is really embarrassing. -- Ghost of the Herbalist

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIRTY CLOTHES was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TOILET SEAT UP was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CLOTHES ON FLOOR was easily killed by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
MILK IS OUT vanquished SHORTLINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GRIZZ GRIMHULT overpowered MAGIC TODAY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HAIR IN SINK devastated THE ENQUIRER in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
FREE PARKING overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
DUALOPOLY handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ISIS lost to DESERT PLANTS in a 2 minute duel.
THIMBLE vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
HEMLOCK overpowered CHANCE CARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FARMERS ALMANAC handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  25 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  26 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 655 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HAIR IN SINK 4891          19   9  0  113 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083         6   0  1   92 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC TODAY 5201           12   7  0   69 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
SLASHING ATTACK  DUALOPOLY 5220              7   5  0   56 MONOPOLY (430)
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 FREE PARKING 5158.  The ten other most popular fighters were DESERT PLANTS 
5150, THIMBLE 5157, GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083, HEMLOCK 5224, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, ISIS 
5006, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, MILK IS OUT 4890, HAIR IN SINK 4891, and DUALOPOLY 5220.

The least popular fighter this week was CHANCE CARD 5240.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE ENQUIRER 5131, MAGIC TODAY 5201, SHORTLINE 5208, CLOTHES ON 
FLOOR 4893, TOILET SEAT UP 4892, DIRTY CLOTHES 5248, DUALOPOLY 5220, HAIR IN SINK 
4891, MILK IS OUT 4890, and FARMERS ALMANAC 5239.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MILK IS OUT (19-4890) BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes