DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2011    Duedate: 04/06/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-657

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

SHORTLINE                      GRIZZ GRIMHULT
MONOPOLY (430)                 BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
(19-5208) [13-5-0,104]         (19-5083) [7-1-1,104]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE ENQUIRER                   SHORTLINE
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5131) [21-26-0,94]         (19-5208) [13-5-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  25
2. BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)    14      SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
3. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)       4      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)     0
5. WALI'S FINEST (419)          0      BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  11   4  1 73.3   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  9  6 0
 2- 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  51  37  1 58.0   2/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            7  7 0
 3/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)     7   6  1 53.8   3/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    3  0 1
 4- 5 WALI'S FINEST (419)       80  70  2 53.3   4/ 4*BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)  3  2 0
 5/ 7 MONOPOLY (430)            68  73  5 48.2   5- 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  3  5 0
 6/ 8 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 617 733 21 45.7   6- 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 666): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 668): ALCMAEON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 566): SAM ADAMS of MMMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 662): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 664): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 655): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): 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 653): CARNAGE of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 650): DEE S. TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 647): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 639): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 597): 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 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 529): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 514): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 496): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 490): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 451): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 446): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 554): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 666): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 668): GUESSING GAME (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 566): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 662): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 664): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 655): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 653): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): AVENGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 650): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 647): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 639): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 597): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 529): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 514): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 496): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 490): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 446): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 438): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 554): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 666): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 665): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 668): ALCMAEON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                (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  33 NIATOLI (turn 647): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, 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.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is better to be lucky than good.  I am, indeed, retiring from fighting, but
Assur has given me a contract to be a consultant and help teach some of his younger
bashers.  He says I'm a natural Basher!  So not only do I gain immortality and a job,
but I get to travel around Alastari.

Hair in Sink

***
Hair in Sink graduates: 12(1)-6-15-11-15-14-12 B Great Dmg (from train) Skills at
18/9/20/3/2/18, faves of VH/LO QS learns init.  He was an also ran (good enough for
me to run him with teammates, not good enough to warrant running by himself).  I
strongly suspected I was hitting at least some of his faves because he won in spite
of his skills, learning just 29 skills in 32 FE.  I believe he is my lowest skilled
grad ever that didn't wear plate to graduation.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ZUWAYZA brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  SERPENTS HOLD II turned their 1-0-0 
turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see GRIZZ GRIMHULT 
win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GRIZZ GRIMHULT beat FREE PARKING 
and FREE PARKING lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and 
inability to defend the throne, HAIR IN SINK has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start 
setting that alarm earlier!  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling 
you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ZUWAYZA?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUWAYZA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ZUWAYZA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORTLINE 5208               13   5  0   104       MONOPOLY (430)
 GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083           7   1  1   104       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
 THE ENQUIRER 5131            21  26  0    94       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREE PARKING 5158            15  14  2    84       MONOPOLY (430)
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             13   8  0    79       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-JEWEL 4924                   14  16  0    77       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBLE 5157                 15  14  1    65       MONOPOLY (430)
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  14  0    65       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMLOCK 5224                  7   6  1    60       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
 DESERT PLANTS 5150           14  17  0    59       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISIS 5006                     7   9  0    38       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239          3   4  0    31       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FLAMBERGE 5079                3   2  0    25       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IZMIR 5081                    1   1  0    23       BATTLEAXE STAMPEDE (426)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256        2   1  0    16       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-MR. BERZERKER 5133            1   0  0    14       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 CHANCE CARD 5240              0   5  0     5       MONOPOLY (430)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DUALOPOLY 5220          7  6 0 MONOPOLY 430         HEMLOCK 5224          656   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Just in case anyone was wondering.  The WF sucks as an offensive weapon.  I decided
to let Milk is Out use it for his final fight that mattered almost not at all and he
single handedly reminded me all the reasons to not use it in most situations. --
Assur

The Housemates are going to shut down for a while, most likely not returning until
sometime after next winter's Face to Face tourney. -- Assur

Hair Seed!  Amazing New Discovery!  The End of Hair Loss!  Fortunes to Be Made!
Story on page 3. -- The Enquirer
P.S.  Special Insert:  Grizz Grimhult Trapped with Hair Net!

Our congratulations to Hair in Sink. -- Jorja and the Mags

Hair In Sink Graduates!  Hair Loss Spreads!  Will Greywand Need Wig?  Shocking Photos
on Page 10!

Shortline Jumps Tracks!  Devastating Wreck!  Lawsuit Threatened!  Read All About It!
-- the Enquirer

Veteran Mercenary Vanishes Mysteriously!  Did He Become a Rabbit?  Unexplained Silk
Hat in Arena!  Investigation Continues.

Thimble Found In Desert!  Implicated in Cactus Die-Back!  Scholars Dispute, Brawl at
Botanical Garden!

Chance Card -- You were seen in conversation with The Enquirer.  Since nothing is
accidental and there are no coincidences, you are implicated in the unwarranted
eruption of Enquiring headlines.  Steps will be taken, now, quickly, while the moon
is waning (a good time to plant bodies). -- Farmers Almanac

Flamberge -- You will be cited for contributing to the extinction of protected
species! -- Missouri Wildlife

18 March 11
All -- Be aware of the comeback of the Cajun and his stables of gladiators!  Just
sayin' -- The Cajun

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GRIZZ GRIMHULT devastated FREE PARKING in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SHORTLINE demolished MAGIC TODAY in a popular 1 minute gruesome one-sided melee.
THE ENQUIRER devastated THIMBLE in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided contest.
DESERT PLANTS bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
HEMLOCK devastated FLAMBERGE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FARMERS ALMANAC handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE vanquished CHANCE CARD in a 1 minute uneven 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                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  22 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  26 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 657 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHORTLINE 5208             13   5  0  104 MONOPOLY (430)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC TODAY 5201           13   8  0   79 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   THIMBLE 5157               15  14  1   65 MONOPOLY (430)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEMLOCK 5224                7   6  1   60 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
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 SHORTLINE 5208.  The ten other most popular fighters were DESERT PLANTS 
5150, GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083, THE ENQUIRER 5131, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, HEMLOCK 5224, 
MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, THIMBLE 5157, FREE PARKING 5158, MAGIC TODAY 5201, and 
FLAMBERGE 5079.

The least popular fighter this week was CHANCE CARD 5240.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLAMBERGE 5079, MAGIC TODAY 5201, FREE PARKING 5158, THIMBLE 
5157, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, HEMLOCK 5224, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, THE ENQUIRER 5131, 
GRIZZ GRIMHULT 5083, and DESERT PLANTS 5150.

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

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