DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2011    Duedate: 07/27/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-665

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIMBLE
MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5157) [21-16-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIMBLE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
MONOPOLY (430)                 
(19-5157) [21-16-1,117]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARMERS ALMANAC                FREE PARKING
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5239) [7-8-0,39]           (19-5158) [17-20-2,100]

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)  29
2. MONOPOLY (430)              22      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. FROM THE SHADOW (441)        0      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGON JUNKIES (392)         0
5. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         -1      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)       34  12  2 73.9   1/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  6 0
 2- 2*FROM THE SHADOW (441)     15   9  0 62.5   2/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       6  3 0
 3- 3 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      77  72  5 51.7   3/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            4  5 0
 4/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            81  88  6 47.9   4- 4 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      2  0 0
 5/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    10  11  1 47.6   5- 2*FROM THE SHADOW (441)     2  3 0
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 636 753 21 45.8   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

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): JUNIOR VASQUEZ of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): GILEAN YASUR of CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): STANDBY of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): 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 537): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS
                                             (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 581): BALANCE OF EARTH of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 663): THE ENQUIRER of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, 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  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ZUWAYZA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Woof!  MAN OR BEAST? were 
a bunch of dogs after THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet 
as 1st!  HEMLOCK was reminded on the sands why THIMBLE is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be 
nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses 
of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was MONOPOLY.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at MAN OR 
BEAST? ain't reelin'!  MONOPOLY's mad!  I hate going to the effort of writing about 
the kind of fights that BEETLE BAILEY gets in.  He fights people like FREE PARKING, 8 
points below.  I thought BEETLE BAILEY showed great skill and promise when he was 
overcame by FREE PARKING.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBLE 5157                 21  16  1   117       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREE PARKING 5158            17  20  2   100       MONOPOLY (430)
-WOLF BLITZER 5184             8   1  0    92       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESERT PLANTS 5150           18  21  0    82       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BEETLE BAILEY 5177           10   1  0    74       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185              6   2  0    74       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEMLOCK 5224                 10  11  1    72       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             15  14  0    63       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256        8   3  0    60       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK MAIDEN 4758             5   2  0    50       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239          7   8  0    39       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 SNAKE PLISSKEN 5282           1   0  0    13       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 WATER WORKS 5265              2   5  0    11       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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Thimble Takes Title!  Snide Clemens Alleges Kickbacks and Bribes!  All Revealed!
Story on page 10. -- The Enquirer

Wolf Blitzer -- Are you trying to tell me that there are TOO MANY wolves here?
That's... unusual.  The more common problem is that there are too few to keep the
vermin under control. -- Desert Plants, preparing to look into the matter
P.S.  Of course, you're very SHORT for a wolf.  Could you be... a coyote?  That would
be a different problem.  Coyotes don't know their proper place.

Hemlock -- I've been poisoned! -- Magic Today
P.S.  I did notice that the contents of my cup turned from red to green, but I
thought that was just some apprentice mage playing tricks.  They do that.

Ha!  I CAUGHT the Userous Merchant selling "Get Out of Jail Free" passes to poachers.
Can't have that. -- Missouri Wildlife

Water Works -- That's what levees are for. -- Farmers Almanac

13 July 11
                                   Announcing!

          The No-Tourney ADM arena will be opening for business on the
          first of August of this year!
     It will be ADM Arena #107, making use of that idle installation down at Lirin
Kiv.  If the managers involved in this arena wish to rename it, suggestions will be
entertained through the months of August and September.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEETLE BAILEY was devastated by FREE PARKING in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THIMBLE demolished HEMLOCK in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
DESERT PLANTS narrowly defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute master's duel.
MAGIC TODAY devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE demolished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FARMERS ALMANAC vanquished WATER WORKS in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
SNAKE PLISSKEN devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  27 -  2      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 665 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   THIMBLE 5157               21  16  1  117 MONOPOLY (430)
WALL OF STEEL    BEETLE BAILEY 5177         10   1  0   74 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC TODAY 5201           15  14  0   63 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
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 FREE PARKING 5158.  The ten other most popular fighters were DESERT PLANTS 
5150, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, THIMBLE 5157, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, BEETLE BAILEY 5177, 
MAGIC TODAY 5201, WATER WORKS 5265, SNAKE PLISSKEN 5282, HEMLOCK 5224, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HEMLOCK 5224.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SNAKE PLISSKEN 5282, WATER WORKS 5265, MAGIC TODAY 5201, BEETLE BAILEY 
5177, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, THIMBLE 5157, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, DESERT PLANTS 5150, 
FREE PARKING 5158, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

THIMBLE (19-5157) MONOPOLY (430)

               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.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes