DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/15/2011    Duedate: 12/28/2011

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-676

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FARMERS ALMANAC
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5239) [14-12-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FARMERS ALMANAC                OUT HOUSE
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MOM'S STUFF (444)
(19-5239) [14-12-0,96]         (19-5308) [3-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARMERS ALMANAC                WATER WORKS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5239) [14-12-0,96]         (19-5265) [6-12-0,30]

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)  22
2. MOM'S STUFF (444)           16      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MAN OR BEAST? (432)          7      Unchartered Team
4. MONOPOLY (430)               6
5. SERPENTS HOLD II (438)       0      MOM'S STUFF (444)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MOM'S STUFF (444)         14   3  2 82.4   1/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 10  5 0
 2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       61  30  3 67.0   2/ 1*MOM'S STUFF (444)         9  3 0
 3- 3 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    16  15  1 51.6   3/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       7  2 0
 4/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 664 778 21 46.0   4- 4 SERPENTS HOLD II (438)    2  0 0
 5/ 4 MONOPOLY (430)            99 118  7 45.6   5/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)            2 12 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 685): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 604): THONG OF FIRE of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 672): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): TERROR TWIN of ALL NIGHT LONG (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): DARK DUMPLING of BAD BREAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): KAILIE RHIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): GAZELLE of REDHORSE (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 685): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 687): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 604): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 681): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 683): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 675): MOM'S STUFF (The Kid, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 272): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 337): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 669): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 666): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 658): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 315): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 296): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 548): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 509): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 245): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 470): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 456): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 573): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 684): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 686): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 603): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            STARFLOWER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 680): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 674): KAIREEN LAMAR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr)
                            REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 674): HEMLOCK of SERPENTS HOLD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
                            BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            FREE PARKING of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 671): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 657): RABEL of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 616): BOOT PRINT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                             ODD DRAFT of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 615): SAMUEL CLIPPER of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 309): TNT of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                          (turn 308): CHABAT of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 546): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 533): POTATO BUG of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
              (turn 532): CHILMAN ELSE of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 469): POLE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 465): GANOOSH of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                                  MONDEKKER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Khalhums Dwarf is quite a charming person, if you like them that hairy.  But
he's no good at all in snow.

                                  Farmers Almanac

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUWAYZA games.  Former top team MOM'S STUFF was 
unseated this week as THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  MAGIC TODAY caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested VETERAN MERCENARY and was awarded 10 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, EASTER BONNET put 
down DRAGON, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has FARMERS ALMANAC in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ZUWAYZA 
these days is MONOPOLY.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of MOM'S STUFF are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
DRAGON.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUWAYZA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are 
angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239         14  12  0    96       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 MAGIC TODAY 5201             20  20  0    94       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       14   8  0    92       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONKEY HOTAY 5187             4   0  1    47       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-PHONOGRAPH 5305               3   0  1    41       MOM'S STUFF (444)
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-CELLER 5306                   3   0  1    36       MOM'S STUFF (444)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OUT HOUSE 5308                3   1  0    32       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 WATER WORKS 5265              6  12  0    30       MONOPOLY (430)
-COAL STOVE 5307               2   1  0    28       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 NEWS-OPTIC 5285               6   4  0    26       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES DUE 5295                5   4  1    21       MONOPOLY (430)
 BALTIC AVE 5271               2   7  0    19       MONOPOLY (430)
 EASTER BONNET 5304            3   1  0    15       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 MR MONEY BAGS 5294            3   5  0    14       MONOPOLY (430)
 DRAGON 5311                   1   3  0     6       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kid -- I dunno, but I wouldn't let anyone who mucks around with serpents to that
degree manage any house of mine! -- Jorja

Tourney Reported!  The Great Gazoo Victorious (Though Not a Champion)!  Donkey Hotay
Returns from the Dead!  All Are Saluted!

Beetle Bailey -- I'm glad you're leaving, even though you have added a certain...
color to this arena.  But your depradations have imperiled some of the wildlife, and
we can't have that. -- Missouri Wildlife

The Convicted Assassin, though an unsatisfactory person, was excellent experimental
material.  I'm sure I can change him back into something reasonably human by the time
he's needed in the arena again. -- Magic Today

Sin on Baltic Avenue!  Read ALL About It!  All Is Revealed! -- News-Optic

Mr Money Bags -- You were born to be looted, and I was born to loot you. -- Dragon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EASTER BONNET viciously subdued DRAGON in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
FARMERS ALMANAC demolished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute one-sided Title melee.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MAGIC TODAY overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fight.
DONKEY HOTAY devastated TAXES DUE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WATER WORKS was unbelievably bested by OUT HOUSE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
MR MONEY BAGS was defeated by NEWS-OPTIC in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
BALTIC AVE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER 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                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  33 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 676 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
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FARMERS ALMANAC 5239       14  12  0   96 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     14   8  0   92 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   DONKEY HOTAY 5187           4   0  1   47 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 WATER WORKS 5265.  The ten other most popular fighters were FARMERS ALMANAC 
5239, MAGIC TODAY 5201, NEWS-OPTIC 5285, EASTER BONNET 5304, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, 
DONKEY HOTAY 5187, OUT HOUSE 5308, DRAGON 5311, MR MONEY BAGS 5294, and BALTIC AVE 
5271.

The least popular fighter this week was TAXES DUE 5295.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BALTIC AVE 5271, MR MONEY BAGS 5294, DRAGON 5311, OUT HOUSE 5308, 
DONKEY HOTAY 5187, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, EASTER BONNET 5304, NEWS-OPTIC 5285, MAGIC 
TODAY 5201, and FARMERS ALMANAC 5239.

               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.  

                        CIRBANE (3-3841) SORCERY COVENANT (52) 
                       MADE A COMBO (62-3896) WON AT POOL (401) 
                        TAKANOHANA (77-2569) SUMO BASHO (369) 
                     PAIN PART 1 (82-11616) LUROCIANS XIV (1687) 
                      1101 (82-17779) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1 (2722) 
                        PUD 135 (82-22036) PUDS AGAIN 8 (3496) 
                    AMISTUM (82-26415) LBA: SPEILBURG FANS2 (4268) 
                     MORE COWBELL! (82-29315) BLAH TEAM 8 (4781) 
                    SILVER (82-30503) SUPERIOR FORCES 7402 (5001) 
                          HYPERMUX (82-32647) 121604Q (5387) 
                 BOND, JAMES BOND (82-36725) A VIEW TO A KILL (6066) 
                        R'AKA (82-37859) THE DREADLANDS (6285) 
                     PRISONER 007 (82-41051) DUNGEON CELL (6855) 
                          SPARKLY (82-41405) 012006E (6911) 
                  SEATTLE SLEW (82-41468) SUPERIOR HORSES II (6923) 
                    CATHARI (82-42267) 4604 SUPERIOR FORCES (7065) 
                     COFFEE GROUNDS (82-45801) ABSTRACTION (7691) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes