DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/08/2011    Duedate: 09/21/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-669

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DESERT PLANTS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5150) [20-23-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEAR GRYLLS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            
(19-5185) [10-2-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARMERS ALMANAC                HEMLOCK
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
(19-5239) [10-9-0,67]          (19-5224) [11-14-1,82]

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)         37
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  22      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MONOPOLY (430)               5      Unchartered Team
4. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)      -3
                                       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)       46  20  2 69.7   1/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            87  96  7 47.5   2/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 0
 3/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 647 761 21 46.0   3/ 3 MONOPOLY (430)            4  7 1
 4/ 3 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    11  14  1 44.0   4/ 4 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 678): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 680): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 590): SLASHER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 674): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 676): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 667): REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 668): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 665): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 662): D. DAVE ELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 659): GRANDMA'S FAN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 651): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 609): KENSELJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 541): IEZA VON DRAKA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 526): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 508): HORSE D'OEURVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 502): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 463): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 458): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 449): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 566): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 678): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 680): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 590): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 674): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 676): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 667): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 668): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): ISIS PTAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 665): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 662): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 659): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 651): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 609): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 541): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 526): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 502): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 463): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 458): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 449): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 566): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 664): HYDROPONICUS of BLUNT FORCE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
                   (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 650): DECEMBRE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
                           BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 609): KENSELJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                          (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 507): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     None of THAT nonsens, Beetle Bailey!  No importing alien life forms to tinker
with the environment.  Bad enough doing it in a temperate zone, but deserts are
DELICATE.  So no beetles here that weren't here all the way back.

                                   Desert Plants

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZUWAYZA once again!  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't 
say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS moved 
up 0, to 2nd.  What's with BEETLE BAILEY?  He actually beat SERPENTS HOLD II's 
HEMLOCK, and walked away with 12 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
SERPENTS HOLD II.  HEMLOCK lost 3 points to BEETLE BAILEY.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe HEMLOCK will provide more easy wins...  CONVICTED ASSASSIN was 
reminded on the sands why DESERT PLANTS is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  ZUWAYZA thinks THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS and their 647-761-21 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, 
give up...  In my day, no team with a 642-761-21 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, MAN OR BEAST??  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, FREE PARKING!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
Taunt your opponent FREE PARKING!  That was my lucky charm when I was unfairly 
challenged.  (and by 20 points!)  BEAR GRYLLS should have an easy win.  BEAR GRYLLS 
bested FREE PARKING.  I bet BEAR GRYLLS could beat two-year-olds, too.  Well, 
MONOPOLY knows who to set their sights on.  I hate going to the effort of writing 
about the kind of fights that MOOSE JOHNSON gets in.  He fights people like WATER 
WORKS, 10 points below.  I thought MOOSE JOHNSON showed great skill and promise when 
he subdued WATER WORKS.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ZUWAYZA 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESERT PLANTS 5150           20  23  0   106       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR GRYLLS 5185             10   2  0   115       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEETLE BAILEY 5177           13   2  0    89       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 FREE PARKING 5158            18  23  2    82       MONOPOLY (430)
 HEMLOCK 5224                 11  14  1    82       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             17  16  0    67       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239         10   9  0    67       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       10   5  0    62       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOOSE JOHNSON 5287            3   0  0    35       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES DUE 5295                2   0  1    23       MONOPOLY (430)
 WATER WORKS 5265              4   7  0    19       MONOPOLY (430)
 NEWS-OPTIC 5285               2   1  0    13       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIGER WOODS 5298              1   0  0     5       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 BALTIC AVE 5271               0   2  0     2       MONOPOLY (430)
 MR MONEY BAGS 5294            0   1  0     1       MONOPOLY (430)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO BEAST HERE 5297      0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    DARK CHAMPION         669  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hemlock -- Damn, you weren't supposed to be a snake!  You were supposed to be a fat
little toadstool.  Hmmm, maybe I need to change that spell a little.... -- Magic
Today

There was a Dangerous Criminal setting wildfires! -- Missouri Wildlife

I should've KNOWN.  The Venomous Concubine turns out to be a Scorpio.  It figures. --
Farmers Almanac

Scandal on Baltic Ave!  All Is Revealed!  The Inside Story!  Read it in the News-
Optic!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO BEAST HERE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BEAR GRYLLS demolished FREE PARKING in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
BEETLE BAILEY slimly won victory over HEMLOCK in a 4 minute master's Challenge brawl.
MOOSE JOHNSON demolished WATER WORKS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
DESERT PLANTS viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute Title fight.
FARMERS ALMANAC devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
MAGIC TODAY won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BALTIC AVE lost to NEWS-OPTIC in a 1 minute novice's fight.
TAXES DUE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MR MONEY BAGS was luckily beaten by TIGER WOODS in a 3 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   5 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  29 -  1      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 669 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      BEAR GRYLLS 5185           10   2  0  115 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
WALL OF STEEL    BEETLE BAILEY 5177         13   2  0   89 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC TODAY 5201           17  16  0   67 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
STRIKING ATTACK  FARMERS ALMANAC 5239       10   9  0   67 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     10   5  0   62 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOOSE JOHNSON 5287          3   0  0   35 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 HEMLOCK 5224.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEETLE BAILEY 5177, 
MR MONEY BAGS 5294, DESERT PLANTS 5150, FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, BEAR GRYLLS 5185, 
MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, MAGIC TODAY 5201, NEWS-OPTIC 5285, TIGER WOODS 5298, and NO 
BEAST HERE 5297.

The least popular fighter this week was BALTIC AVE 5271.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WATER WORKS 5265, FREE PARKING 5158, TAXES DUE 5295, MOOSE JOHNSON 
5287, NO BEAST HERE 5297, TIGER WOODS 5298, NEWS-OPTIC 5285, MAGIC TODAY 5201, 
MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, and BEAR GRYLLS 5185.