DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/08/2012    Duedate: 03/21/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-682

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONKEY HOTAY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5187) [10-0-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONKEY HOTAY                   T'AI-KU
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            GAIDINS (447)
(19-5187) [10-0-1,104]         (19-5324) [4-0-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WATER WORKS                    NEWS-OPTIC
MONOPOLY (430)                 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5265) [11-13-0,74]         (19-5285) [8-8-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAIDINS (447)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GAIDINS (447)               42
2. MONOPOLY (430)              26      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         11      Unchartered Team
4. JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)         4
5. GOD'S SON (443)              0      GAIDINS (447)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*GAIDINS (447)             16   4  1 80.0   1/ 3*GAIDINS (447)            10  0 0
 2/ 3 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       70  36  4 66.0   2/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            8  2 1
 3/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  54  38  1 58.7   3/ 4 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       4  3 1
 4- 5*GOD'S SON (443)            1   1  0 50.0   4/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  3 12 0
 5/ 6 MONOPOLY (430)           115 124  9 48.1   5/ 5 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  2  1 0
 6/ 7 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 677 795 21 46.0   6/ 8*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      2  4 0
 7/ 8*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)       2   9  0 18.2   7- 7*GOD'S SON (443)           1  1 0
 8- 9*BOWLDERS (448)             0   3  0  0.0   8- 9*BOWLDERS (448)            0  3 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 691): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 693): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 616): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 687): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 689): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 680): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 681): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 678): CASIMIR PULASKI of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 675): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 672): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 664): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 622): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 554): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 539): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 521): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 515): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 476): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 462): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 579): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 691): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 693): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 616): HOUSE CANNITH (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 687): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 689): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 680): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 681): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 678): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 675): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 672): CLAN PENDRAGON (Myrddin, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 664): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 554): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 539): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 521): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 515): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 476): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 462): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 579): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 678): ULPHOR of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
              (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 622): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            FORLIS HOOLER of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 476): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                      (turn 470): JANDINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS 
was unseated this week as GAIDINS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 5-0-0 record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-1 record which MONOPOLY 
managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
T'AI-KU caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested 
DONT PAY RENT and was awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, T'AI-KU put down DONT PAY RENT, causing him to lose 9 points of 
recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has DONKEY HOTAY in the past laid claim 
to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUWAYZA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  ZUWAYZA, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is MAN OR BEAST?, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  DONT PAY RENT take warning! 
You have more than a few enemies in ZUWAYZA.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 DONKEY HOTAY 5187            10   0  1   104       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

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                  
 WATER WORKS 5265             11  13  0    74       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES DUE 5295               10   5  1    63       MONOPOLY (430)
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       16  12  0    60       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALTIC AVE 5271               6   9  1    48       MONOPOLY (430)
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T'AI-KU 5324                  4   0  0    33       GAIDINS (447)
-BULL HALSEY 5329              3   1  1    33       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 NEWS-OPTIC 5285               8   8  0    32       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 DRAGO 5325                    3   1  0    32       GAIDINS (447)
 DONT PAY RENT 5259            3   1  0    24       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 KRUSH 5326                    3   1  0    24       GAIDINS (447)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XIRIUS 5327                   3   1  1    23       GAIDINS (447)
 VANDAL 5323                   3   1  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
 DRAGON 5311                   2   8  0    14       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TAMBONE 5347                  2   1  0    12       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
-BRAVEHEART 5290               1   0  0    11       GOD'S SON (443)
 TRICKSTER 5345                0   3  0     3       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351      0   2  0     2       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-RALPH 5333                    0   1  0     1       BOWLDERS (448)
 AARP! 5354                    0   1  0     1       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE           0  0 0                      BALTIC AVE 5271       682  NONE
BEASTLY 5353            0  1 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    HIGH ELF              682  NONE
MR MONEY BAGS 5294      5  7 1 MONOPOLY 430         BULL HALSEY 5329      680   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- Is it wise to bash your Housemate?  You do have to live with them
afterwards. -- Assur

That issue was much better for me, thanks!  I will definitely be paying my
Subscription fee to keep you coming. -- Don't Pay Rent

Taxes Due -- [re: Turn 678]  So that's what it's like to face a fighter with nine
more matches of experience than me... on my second fight.  I really would've liked to
learn off of you; however, I couldn't see through all the blood leaking into my eyes
from all the shots to my FACE.  Thanks anyway; at least I survived.  Congrats. --
Xirius (5327, Gaidins gladiator)

Bull Halsey -- [re: Turn 678]  Veeerrry interesting.  I'm still baffled by what
happened.  The two skills you bagged off that trick fit the bill... and sure ain't
gonna help me none too much should we match up again. -- Krush (5326, Gaidins
gladiator)

Easter Bonnet -- [re: Turn 677]  Perhaps we'll dance again to another tune when I get
some experience.  Until then, I appreciate the intro. -- Drago (gaidins gladiator,
5325)

Tambone -- I like your total package.  Sorry about almost killing you there at the
end.  Nevertheless, fair battle maiden, I'll be tracking your career when I can. --
Drago (5325, Gaidins gladiator)

Trickster -- Persistent Beggar in round 4; Mordant Deserter in round 3; you didn't
give me a chance to get warmed up....  And you had the style advantage... but you
didn't have... well, it was nice knowing you. -- T'ai-ku (5324, Gaidins gladiator)

Bull Halsey -- [re: Turn 677]  To the victor goes the spoils.  Man or Beast? I pray
the gods set us to match once more for me to carve an answer outta you. -- Vandal
(5323, Gaidins gladiator)

Ralph -- Welcome to Zuwayza. (heh, heh, heh) -- Vandal (5323, Gaidins gladiator)

Don't Pay Rent -- Many dragons are... legendary.  Even mythical.  But not all of us,
and not always the same ones.  We take turns. -- Dragon

Donkey Hotay -- Well, of course.  We in the wilds of Missouri are big on tradition,
and tradition says that one should take and hold the title by winning.  And it
doesn't matter to ME.  MY manager couldn't find the Dark Arena with bloodhound. --
Missouri Wildlife

Dont Pay Rent -- People never seem to, and then they expect me to overlook it.  I'm
getting tired of that. -- Dragon

Amazingly enough, the Khalhums Dwarf DID explode, though it did him no good. --
Farmers Almanac

Major Rupture at Water Works!  Town Flooded!  Many Washed Away!  Story on page 8. --
News-Optic

Krush -- Are you sure this is the way it's supposed to work?  This reaction doesn't
seem to be in my manual. -- Alchemist's Monthly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BEASTLY was butchered by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
T'AI-KU luckily beat DONT PAY RENT in a 4 minute Challenge melee.
DRAGO subdued NEWS-OPTIC in a 2 minute beginner vs. master upset Challenge fight.
DONKEY HOTAY overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
TAXES DUE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
WATER WORKS viciously subdued MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a 2 minute gruesome expert's fight.
BALTIC AVE slaughtered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DRAGON was overpowered by KRUSH in a 2 minute uneven duel.
VANDAL defeated ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY in a 2 minute novice's fight.
XIRIUS handily defeated TRICKSTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
TAMBONE subdued AARP! in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  28 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 682 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DONKEY HOTAY 5187          10   0  1  104 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAXES DUE 5295             10   5  1   63 MONOPOLY (430)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     16  12  0   60 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WATER WORKS 5265.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NEWS-OPTIC 5285.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONT PAY RENT 
5259, TAXES DUE 5295, WATER WORKS 5265, DONKEY HOTAY 5187, KRUSH 5326, DRAGO 5325, 
VANDAL 5323, ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351, BEASTLY 5353, and BALTIC AVE 5271.

The least popular fighter this week was TRICKSTER 5345.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRAGON 5311, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, T'AI-KU 5324, AARP! 5354, TAMBONE 
5347, XIRIUS 5327, BALTIC AVE 5271, BEASTLY 5353, ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351, and 
VANDAL 5323.