DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/30/2011    Duedate: 07/13/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-664

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIMBLE
MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5157) [20-16-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIMBLE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
MONOPOLY (430)                 
(19-5157) [20-16-1,114]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARMERS ALMANAC                BEETLE BAILEY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5239) [6-8-0,33]           (19-5177) [10-0-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAN OR BEAST? (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         23
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  20      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)       9      Unchartered Team
4. FROM THE SHADOW (441)        0
5. DRAGON JUNKIES (392)         0      WHITE STORM (396)

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)       33  11  2 75.0   1/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       8  4 0
 2- 2*FROM THE SHADOW (441)     15   9  0 62.5   2- 2*FROM THE SHADOW (441)     7  3 0
 3- 4 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      77  72  5 51.7   3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5 10 0
 4/ 6 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    10  10  1 50.0   4- 4 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      4  0 0
 5/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            79  87  6 47.6   5/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            4  5 0
 6/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 632 753 21 45.6   6/ 7 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 673): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 675): TWISTED CLOWN of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 580): MASHER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 669): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 662): JUNIOR VASQUEZ of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 663): THE ENQUIRER of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 660): GILLEAN YASUR of CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 331): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 654): ASKELIA of LA JOYEUS COCHON (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 604): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): STANDBY of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 536): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): COCO NUTS of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 503): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 497): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 458): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 453): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 561): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 673): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 675): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 580): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 669): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 662): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 663): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 660): TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 331): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 657): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 654): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 604): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 536): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 503): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 497): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 458): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 453): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 561): THE MOTHERSHIP (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 579): MAGICAL SHORTCUT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 660): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 663): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                (turn 662): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 656): NICK E. DEMUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
               (turn 645): SECOND WATCH of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
                          (turn 302): PROWL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                                      EARVLING FLASH of FORCE OF WILL
                                                    (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): COCO NUTS of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
                          CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS. POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 458): HESTI TYL VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

This arrived too late to get into last turn's newsletter, but here it is now:

     It's been a long time since I first strapped on my armor, ten years to be exact,
and now, as far as this arena goes, these sands shall be bored of me no longer.  No
real skill with only an Expert in defense and an Advanced Expert in parry.  Of all
the weapons used, I never thought that my favorite weapon would be the longspear.
VL/L are my favorit rhythms and my stats go like so:
     13(+1)-21(+1)-12-9(+2)-21-5-9(+2).  I won't be challenging anyone this turn, so
whoever wants it more, gets it.  Good luck and farewell!!

                                          Your Duelmaster,
                                          Malkai

The current duelmaster speaks:

     Kicked Upstairs!  Your Fearless Reporter Summoned to the Isle!  Inside Story by
Special Request!

                                   The Enquirer

P.S.  I have a cub reporter on retainer to step into this spot, but there's no
telling if s/he can fill the Enquirer's boots.  We'll see how the News-Optic fares
next time. -- Jorja

                                      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.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see BEETLE BAILEY win a fight and gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
BEETLE BAILEY beat FREE PARKING and FREE PARKING lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as THIMBLE takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, 
kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  
Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  MONOPOLY, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were 
this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it 
looks like MAN OR BEAST? avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  DESERT PLANTS was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUWAYZA's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBLE 5157                 20  16  1   114       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOLF BLITZER 5184             8   1  0    92       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEETLE BAILEY 5177           10   0  0    88       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 FREE PARKING 5158            16  20  2    80       MONOPOLY (430)
 HEMLOCK 5224                 10  10  1    74       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185              6   2  0    74       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 DESERT PLANTS 5150           17  21  0    72       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             14  14  0    56       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256        7   3  0    54       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-BLACK MAIDEN 4758             5   2  0    50       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239          6   8  0    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-SAILINNIEL 5263               3   2  0    31       FROM THE SHADOW (441)
-YOTHLOTHIEL 5262              3   2  0    26       FROM THE SHADOW (441)
-ESTRADETH VANETH 5260         4   1  0    25       FROM THE SHADOW (441)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIZZLY ADAMS 5249            2   2  1    20       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-GALATHENETH 5279              2   0  0    18       FROM THE SHADOW (441)
-HIGH ELF 4732                 2   4  1    13       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 WATER WORKS 5265              2   4  0    12       MONOPOLY (430)
-GHILWEN CROMLOTH 5261         2   3  0     9       FROM THE SHADOW (441)
-FATHOM 4763                   2   1  0     7       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ARAIEL TALELON 5264     1  1 0 FROM THE SHADOW 441  GRIZZLY ADAMS 5249    660  NOT REVENGED
LARRY BIRD 5207         6  5 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    SPYMASTER             664  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Yothlothiel -- You're right.  Besides, the moon is wrong now, anyway.  And now that I
think about it, why would I want to?  There's no room in my garden for a yothlothiel
bush. -- Farmer's Almanac

Wolf Blitzer -- How odd.  I've been able to work with wolves before.  It must be some
subtle effect of global warming. -- Desert Plants
P.S.  It's usually the rabbits and deer that give me problems, not to mention the
(deleted) CATTLE.

Bear Grylls -- I tried to turn you into a teddy bear, but somehow the spell went
wrong, and I turned myself into a pussycat.  Disconcerting.  It should have worked.
I need to study this more. -- Magic Today

Estradeth Vaneth -- I don't suppose I could persuade you that the weather is just
right for beating that sword into a plowshare? -- Farmer's Almanac

Free Parking Exposed!  Hidden Charges Revealed!  The Inside Story on page 8.

Larry Bird -- I think we need to raise the bag limit. -- Missouri Wildlife

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LARRY BIRD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE ENQUIRER was vanquished by THIMBLE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
FREE PARKING was savagely defeated by BEETLE BAILEY in a 3 minute gruesome fight.
DESERT PLANTS was devastated by WOLF BLITZER in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
HEMLOCK demolished MAGIC TODAY in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FARMERS ALMANAC handily defeated WATER WORKS in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   3 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  27 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 664 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THIMBLE 5157               20  16  1  114 MONOPOLY (430)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WOLF BLITZER 5184           8   1  0   92 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
WALL OF STEEL    BEETLE BAILEY 5177         10   0  0   88 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FARMERS ALMANAC 5239.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BEETLE BAILEY 5177.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEMLOCK 5224, 
WOLF BLITZER 5184, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, THIMBLE 5157, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, FREE 
PARKING 5158, DESERT PLANTS 5150, WATER WORKS 5265, LARRY BIRD 5207, and MAGIC TODAY 
5201.

The least popular fighter this week was MAGIC TODAY 5201.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LARRY BIRD 5207, WATER WORKS 5265, DESERT PLANTS 5150, FREE 
PARKING 5158, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, THIMBLE 5157, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, WOLF 
BLITZER 5184, HEMLOCK 5224, and BEETLE BAILEY 5177.

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

THE ENQUIRER (19-5131) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)