DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/10/2011    Duedate: 03/23/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-656

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HAIR IN SINK
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
(19-4891) [20-9-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HAIR IN SINK                   GRIZZ GRIMHULT
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
(19-4891) [20-9-0,124]         (19-5083) [6-1-1,87]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE ENQUIRER                   FARMERS ALMANAC
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5131) [20-26-0,86]         (19-5239) [2-4-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)      31
2. MONOPOLY (430)              14      BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  13      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)     6
5. IDES OF MARCH (226)          0      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 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 2/ 2*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  10   3  1 76.9   2/ 3 MONOPOLY (430)            7  8 0
 3/ 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  51  37  1 58.0   3/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  5  5 0
 4- 4 IDES OF MARCH (226)      106  87  6 54.9   4/ 5*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  3  1 0
 5- 5 WALI'S FINEST (419)       80  70  2 53.3   5- 1*MAN OR BEAST? (432)       3  1 0
 6/ 8 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)     6   6  1 50.0   6/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    2  1 1
 7/ 6 MONOPOLY (430)            67  70  5 48.9   7- 7 IDES OF MARCH (226)       0  3 0
 8/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 613 732 21 45.6   8- 8 WALI'S FINEST (419)       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 665): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 667): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 564): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 661): POT OF GOLD of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 654): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 627): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 649): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 646): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 638): HAMMERHEAD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 596): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): 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 286): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): GET of BACK (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 513): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 495): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 489): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 450): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 445): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 553): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 665): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 667): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 564): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 661): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 654): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 649): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 646): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 638): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 596): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 513): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 495): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 450): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 445): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 437): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 553): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 665): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 564): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, 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 528): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     One more win and I get a big prize.  I must thank the people over at The
Enquirer for the support.  I've gotten a two year subscription for free.  I guess
they were able to leverage last week's special edition covering my hair loss into
some big ad money from hair care products.  So thanks for the subscription, the win,
and most importantly, the PPs.
     I believe Assur has decided to run interference and have my housemate, teammate,
and fellow basher challenge Grizz, the ugly undefeated striker.  I'm not sure if that
shows a lack of confidence in my abilities or whether he just prefers the easiest
possible road.
     Hopefully I can retain the throne one more turn and put my name in the record
books.  Assur has pretty much told me that it is highly likely I'll be retiring after
my graduation.

-- Hair in Sink

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon MAN OR 
BEAST? this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 5th position in the wake of a 
0-0-0 round.  HEMLOCK caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as it 
skillfully bested DUALOPOLY and was awarded 31 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, FREE PARKING put down MILK IS OUT, causing him to lose 18 
points of recognition in the process.  Although GRIZZ GRIMHULT made a valiant effort, 
it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious HAIR IN SINK.  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 BASH BRO 
HOUSEMATE last week.  Busy avoiding THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS?  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  GRIZZ GRIMHULT take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in ZUWAYZA.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there 
is but one reward--death.  This past week DUALOPOLY, at 7-6-0, departed ZUWAYZA 
forever.  This week in mortal passion HEMLOCK let the blood of DUALOPOLY, sending one 
more soul into the void.  Retribution by MONOPOLY seems inevitable!  Fate is a fickle 
mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the 
victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUWAYZA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 HAIR IN SINK 4891            20   9  0   124       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREE PARKING 5158            15  13  2    97       MONOPOLY (430)
 SHORTLINE 5208               12   5  0    91       MONOPOLY (430)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083           6   1  1    87       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
 THE ENQUIRER 5131            20  26  0    86       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             13   7  0    86       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-JEWEL 4924                   14  16  0    77       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 THIMBLE 5157                 15  13  1    71       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  14  0    65       WALI'S FINEST (419)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESERT PLANTS 5150           13  17  0    56       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HEMLOCK 5224                  6   6  1    56       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
-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                  
 FLAMBERGE 5079                3   1  0    28       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
-WOLF BLITZER 5184             2   1  0    28       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-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)
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239          2   4  0    19       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)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256        1   1  0     7       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 CHANCE CARD 5240              0   4  0     4       MONOPOLY (430)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KICKED OUT 5258         0  1 0 BASH BRO HOUSEMA 414 HIGH ELF              656  NONE
DUALOPOLY 5220          7  6 0 MONOPOLY 430         HEMLOCK 5224          656   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Milk is Out graduates: 15-9-13-15-10(1)-16-7 B Great Damage, 38 PP's, 31 FE.  Skills:
24/13/21/11/12/30, faves VH/VL WF Bash Tactic, learns decise.  I had him figured for
VH Offensive Effort and am not surprised by the bash tactic.  He was the reason for
opening this team a year ago and he looked much better when he was potentially +14.
While he is still potentially +10, 8 of that is on defense and parry.  With the
faves, he goes to retirement.  He is another example of an under performing basher
with a low will/deftness combination. -- Assur

     You mean... even when he remembered to put the milk back, he fumbled it?

Shortline -- If I was extremely evil, I'd recommend you change your weapon.  After

the revelation of your decise base last turn, I'm pretty sure I understand why you're
so fast.  I only hope that my plans to keep my hair losing wonder on the throne work
and that he doesn't find himself on the short end of your line. -- Assur

Wow, I see what you mean about "issues with housemates":  Clothes on the Floor, Dirty
Clothes, Toilet Seat Up... yep.  Issues. -- Jorja

Jorja -- You don't have the right attitude here.  It should be:
      Issues With Housemates!  Nothing Done Right!  Clothes On Floor Become Laundry
Golem!  Toilet Seat Up and Armed!  Serious Injuries!  Possible Alien Invasion?  Story
on page 3. -- The Enquirer

We congratulate Milk Is Out. -- Jorja and the Magnificent Mags
P.S.  It wouldn't be such a problem if we could persuade the milkman to come oftener,
but there it is.

Grizz Grimhult -- Hmm, you must have one of those "anti-magic" amulets.  Strictly
speaking, you shouldn't be carrying it into the arena because, strictly speaking,
magic isn't authorized in the arena.  Although there are loopholes in that
restriction that you could drive a stagecoach through.  Ah, figuratively speaking,
although it might be interesting to try to do it literally. -- Magic Today

Hair in Sink!  Is Duelmaster Going Bald?  Why is Helm Never Removed?  WHOSE HAIR IS
IT?  Investigation in Progress.  Story on page 5! -- The Enquirer

Isis -- Not exactly your fault, but you should have stayed with the river valley.
You have no proper skills for dealing with... Desert Plants

What, I ask you, does a thief know or care about the noble art and craft of farming?
Although I suppose if he had paid attention to things like when the moon was full, he
might not be a Convicted Thief. -- Farmers Almanac

Persistent Beggar?  This is... pigeons, right?  And feral cats.  Why should I be
"nice" to them?  They disrupt the natural balances.  They are Bad. -- Missouri
Wildlife

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KICKED OUT was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
HAIR IN SINK vanquished GRIZZ GRIMHULT in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MILK IS OUT was luckily beaten by FREE PARKING in a 2 minute bloody expert's fight.
THE ENQUIRER was devastated by SHORTLINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MAGIC TODAY demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
THIMBLE vanquished DESERT PLANTS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DUALOPOLY was executed by HEMLOCK in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
FARMERS ALMANAC viciously subdued CHANCE CARD in a 3 minute gruesome melee.
FLAMBERGE vanquished MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  23 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  28 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 656 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     2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   HAIR IN SINK 4891          20   9  0  124 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
STRIKING ATTACK  FREE PARKING 5158          15  13  2   97 MONOPOLY (430)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC TODAY 5201           13   7  0   86 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE ENQUIRER 5131.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FARMERS ALMANAC 5239.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAGIC TODAY 
5201, FREE PARKING 5158, SHORTLINE 5208, HEMLOCK 5224, HAIR IN SINK 4891, FLAMBERGE 
5079, THIMBLE 5157, CHANCE CARD 5240, KICKED OUT 5258, and GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083.

The least popular fighter this week was MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DUALOPOLY 5220, DESERT PLANTS 5150, THE ENQUIRER 5131, GRIZZ 
GRIMHULT 5083, KICKED OUT 5258, CHANCE CARD 5240, THIMBLE 5157, FLAMBERGE 5079, HAIR 
IN SINK 4891, and HEMLOCK 5224.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

HAIR IN SINK (19-4891) BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

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

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