DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/09/2012    Duedate: 02/22/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-680

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FARMERS ALMANAC
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5239) [17-13-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FARMERS ALMANAC                TAMBONE
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
(19-5239) [17-13-0,101]        (19-5347) [1-0-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FARMERS ALMANAC                FARMERS ALMANAC
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5239) [17-13-0,101]        (19-5239) [17-13-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         51
2. MONOPOLY (430)              28      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. GOD'S SON (443)             21      Unchartered Team
4. JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)        17
5. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)    12      GOD'S SON (443)

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)         17   4  3 81.0   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  9  6 0
 2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       68  34  4 66.7   2/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            8  4 0
 3- 3*GAIDINS (447)              6   4  1 60.0   3/ 4 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       5  3 1
 4/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  53  37  1 58.9   4- 3*GAIDINS (447)             3  2 0
 5/ 0*GOD'S SON (443)            1   1  0 50.0   5- 5*MOM'S STUFF (444)         2  0 1
 6/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)           110 123  8 47.2   6/ 6 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  2  0 0
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 676 786 21 46.2   7/ 0*GOD'S SON (443)           1  1 0
 8/ 7*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)       1   6  0 14.3   8/ 7*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      1  6 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 689): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 612): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 678): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 676): ULPHOR of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 620): BAIBAR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 637): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 513): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 460): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 577): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 689): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 612): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 678): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 676): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 620): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 537): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 513): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 460): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 577): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): SICK PUPPY of ARADI'S DEAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     How about if we rename the Kung-Fu Master... Mr. Spaghetti Fingers?  That's what
I turned his "fearsome" hands into.  And it is a Name-Change-O-Rama.  So...?  Oh. 
It's too long for the forms, and the scribes in the Commission office won't touch it.
Idiots.  And cowards.  Just because I said the KF M would revert in a few hours,
they're afraid of what he might do to them with his once-again-fearsome hands.  Bah.

                                    Magic Today

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ZUWAYZA will ever be the same.  The MONOPOLY guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, BULL HALSEY fought MR MONEY BAGS and gained 17 points and 
contributed to MAN OR BEAST?'s 2-1-1.  DRAGON has lost to DONT PAY RENT, falling 10 
points, while helping make THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS a 2-3-0 turn.  Defending his title 
for another turn, MAGIC TODAY kept ZUWAYZA's warrior, KHALHUMS DWARF, from claiming 
the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under 
the table at The Drunken Ox?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the MAN OR BEAST? stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ZUWAYZA, what are you afraid of?  And 
guess who avoided MAN OR BEAST? stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was MAN OR 
BEAST?.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that MR MONEY BAGS from 
MONOPOLY was ZUWAYZA's most challenged warrior this turn.  Building dreams on hope, 
DONKEY HOTAY challenged up 29 points this turn to take on MISSOURI WILDLIFE from THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS stable.  And whaddya know, DONKEY HOTAY beat MISSOURI WILDLIFE, and 
the fighters of MAN OR BEAST? were last seen lifting frothy pints of ale in honor of 
DONKEY HOTAY's 29 point gain.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  MR MONEY BAGS has departed ZUWAYZA, 
leaving MONOPOLY without their 5-6-1 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing 
at the taverns last night?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves 
of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ZUWAYZA, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239         17  13  0   101       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONKEY HOTAY 5187             8   0  1    90       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       16  10  0    67       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATER WORKS 5265              9  13  0    60       MONOPOLY (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES DUE 5295                8   5  1    49       MONOPOLY (430)
 BALTIC AVE 5271               5   8  0    41       MONOPOLY (430)
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-OUT HOUSE 5308                4   2  0    36       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 NEWS-OPTIC 5285               8   6  0    35       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL HALSEY 5329              3   1  1    33       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-COAL STOVE 5307               2   1  0    28       MOM'S STUFF (444)
-EASTER BONNET 5304            5   1  1    26       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 DONT PAY RENT 5259            2   0  0    25       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T'AI-KU 5324                  2   0  0    19       GAIDINS (447)
-VANDAL 5323                   1   1  0    17       GAIDINS (447)
 TAMBONE 5347                  1   0  0    16       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 DRAGON 5311                   2   6  0    15       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BRAVEHEART 5290               1   0  0    11       GOD'S SON (443)
-DRAGO 5325                    1   1  0    11       GAIDINS (447)
-XIRIUS 5327                   1   1  1     8       GAIDINS (447)
-KRUSH 5326                    1   1  0     4       GAIDINS (447)
 TRICKSTER 5345                0   1  0     1       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GET DOWN 5292           0  1 0 GOD'S SON 443        BANDIT PRINCE         680  NONE
BAD BEAST 5344          0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    MOUNTAIN TROLL        680  NONE
MR MONEY BAGS 5294      5  7 1 MONOPOLY 430         BULL HALSEY 5329      680   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zuwayza -- I'm back.  Unfortunately, the housemate I bring with me this time is one
of the worst we've seen.  An individual who refuses to pay his rent (and when he
does, it is never on time).  Fate has not been kind in the Bash Brothers Household.
It seems we get the worst kind of individuals joining us. -- Assurnasirbanipal

Jorja -- Congrats on The Enquirer!  Any good mini games contained within the pages of
the Dragon Magazine lately?  I believe I was a subscriber of that particular journal
for 4-5 years.  Long ago, though. -- Assur

Hmm, tourney participants.  We salute 'em. -- the Magnificent Mags

The Khalhums Dwarf tried to tell me that weather doesn't MATTER.  As if!  When you're
out in the middle of an arena, there's no place to hide. -- Farmers Almanac

I don't know who told the Veteran Mercenary that he could hunt at will, killing any
animal at any time.  I turned him in to the Satrap's gamekeepers.  Now they'll keep
him. -- Missouri Wildlife

Riot on Baltic Ave!  Violence!  A Sea of Trash!  Read all about it, story on page 8.
-- News-Optic

Page 8:  Two long-time residents of Baltic Avenue clashed today on the issue of
property lines and the placement of trash cans.  Heated words were exchanged, and one
kicked his neighbor's cane out from under him, causing him to fall into a partly-
filled trash can and tip it over.  He later alleged that, "Elvis made me do it."

Mr Money Bags -- You go waving that stuff in front of me, what can you expect? --
Dragon

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GET DOWN was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAD BEAST was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DONKEY HOTAY handily defeated MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
BULL HALSEY butchered MR MONEY BAGS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
DONT PAY RENT bested DRAGON in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
MAGIC TODAY vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
FARMERS ALMANAC devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute Title competition.
BALTIC AVE won victory over FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute expert vs. novice duel.
NEWS-OPTIC was vanquished by WATER WORKS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TAXES DUE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven match.
BRAVEHEART overpowered TRICKSTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TAMBONE subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  29 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 680 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FARMERS ALMANAC 5239       17  13  0  101 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   DONKEY HOTAY 5187           8   0  1   90 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     16  10  0   67 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAXES DUE 5295              8   5  1   49 MONOPOLY (430)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 FARMERS ALMANAC 5239.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONKEY HOTAY 
5187, BULL HALSEY 5329, DONT PAY RENT 5259, BALTIC AVE 5271, WATER WORKS 5265, 
BRAVEHEART 5290, TAMBONE 5347, BAD BEAST 5344, TAXES DUE 5295, and GET DOWN 5292.

The least popular fighter this week was TRICKSTER 5345.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were NEWS-OPTIC 5285, DRAGON 5311, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, MR MONEY BAGS 
5294, GET DOWN 5292, TAXES DUE 5295, BAD BEAST 5344, TAMBONE 5347, BRAVEHEART 5290, 
and WATER WORKS 5265.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FARMERS ALMANAC (19-5239) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

MAGIC TODAY (19-5201) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)