DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/06/2011    Duedate: 10/19/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-671

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEETLE BAILEY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5177) [15-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEETLE BAILEY                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            
(19-5177) [15-2-0,110]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARMERS ALMANAC                BEETLE BAILEY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5239) [10-11-0,60]         (19-5177) [15-2-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MONOPOLY (430)              68
2. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         13      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)       6      Unchartered Team
4. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241) -40
                                       SUPERIOR HORDE 19Q (356)

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)       49  24  2 67.1   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 10  5 0
 2/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            94  99  7 48.7   2/ 3 MONOPOLY (430)            8  7 0
 3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 652 766 21 46.0   3/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       7  5 0
 4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    12  15  1 44.4   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 680): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 682): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 594): SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 669): CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 670): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 667): DR. STRANGELEAF of BLUNT FORCE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): URN4A TREAT! of JUST DESSERTS (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 664): PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 661): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 653): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 611): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 293): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 543): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 528): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 510): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 504): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 465): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 460): BALISONG of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 451): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 568): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 680): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 682): ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 594): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 669): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 670): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 337): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 667): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 664): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 661): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 653): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 611): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 293): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 543): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 528): SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 510): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 504): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 465): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 460): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 451): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 568): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 669): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 670): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 660): GRANDMA'S FAN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 610): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, 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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 542): IEZA VON DRAKA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 450): ROGAR THORFIN of DOMINATION (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
                               TESLA SHARPE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A further illustration of the dire condition into which this arena has fallen:
I fight the Khalhums Dwarf for the title.  I have nothing personal against the
Khalhums Dwarf, except the unsightly and polluting mine tailings to be found outside
any desert mining town, but he is not a suitable candidate for the title of
Duelmaster of Zuwayza.  Which the Commission, in its wisdom, has seen fit to
recognize by making it impossible for him to take and hold the title.  But this means
that the fight was futile to begin with.  I should simply have been given a "pass" to
continue here.  Well, for this one last turn, since I'm graduating.

                                   Desert Plants

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUWAYZA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see TAXES DUE win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FREE PARKING 
beat MAGIC TODAY and MAGIC TODAY lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's 
out with the old, in with the new, as BEETLE BAILEY takes the Title and last week's 
bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Drunken Ox, humph!  I've tasted 
better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ZUWAYZA's trash dumps? 
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS, 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.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  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!  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                  
 BEETLE BAILEY 5177           15   2  0   110       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             11   2  0   117       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 FREE PARKING 5158            19  24  2    94       MONOPOLY (430)
 HEMLOCK 5224                 12  15  1    91       SERPENTS HOLD II (438)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       12   5  0    82       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             18  17  0    72       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239         10  11  0    60       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATER WORKS 5265              6   7  0    38       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MR MONEY BAGS 5294            2   1  0    28       MONOPOLY (430)
 TAXES DUE 5295                3   1  1    24       MONOPOLY (430)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALTIC AVE 5271               1   3  0    18       MONOPOLY (430)
 NEWS-OPTIC 5285               3   2  0    11       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO BEAST HERE 5301      0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    MOUNTAIN TROLL        671  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Veteran Mercenary asked me to turn him into a younger version of himself.  This,
alas, magic cannot do. -- Magic Today
P.S.  But if I could figure it out, I could make a FORTUNE.

The Venomous Concubine said, "Plant your garden now," and while I was recovering from
my confusion, she bit me.  That was annoying. -- Farmers Almanac

I told the Convicted Assassin, "Practice on the deer."  He said he couldn't catch a
deer.  Idiot.  The problem isn't catching deer, it's avoiding them. -- Missouri
Wildlife

Gladiator and Newsman Mugged on Baltic Avenue! -- a battered and tattered News-Optic

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO BEAST HERE was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DESERT PLANTS was devastated by BEETLE BAILEY in a 2 minute one-sided Title duel.
HEMLOCK demolished FARMERS ALMANAC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
MAGIC TODAY was devastated by FREE PARKING in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute competition.
WATER WORKS vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BALTIC AVE luckily beat NEWS-OPTIC in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl.
MR MONEY BAGS handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TAXES DUE vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    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 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  27 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 671 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BEETLE BAILEY 5177         15   2  0  110 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     12   5  0   82 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
AIMED BLOW       MAGIC TODAY 5201           18  17  0   72 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 BEETLE BAILEY 5177.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEMLOCK 5224, 
MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, WATER WORKS 5265, MR MONEY BAGS 5294, FREE PARKING 5158, 
BALTIC AVE 5271, NEWS-OPTIC 5285, NO BEAST HERE 5301, TAXES DUE 5295, and FARMERS 
ALMANAC 5239.

The least popular fighter this week was MAGIC TODAY 5201.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FARMERS ALMANAC 5239, TAXES DUE 5295, NO BEAST HERE 5301, 
NEWS-OPTIC 5285, BALTIC AVE 5271, FREE PARKING 5158, MR MONEY BAGS 5294, WATER WORKS 
5265, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, and HEMLOCK 5224.

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

DESERT PLANTS (19-5150) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!