DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/22/2012    Duedate: 04/04/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-683

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WATER WORKS
MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5265) [12-13-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WATER WORKS                    DRAGO
MONOPOLY (430)                 GAIDINS (447)
(19-5265) [12-13-0,88]         (19-5325) [4-1-1,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WATER WORKS                    BALTIC AVE
MONOPOLY (430)                 MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5265) [12-13-0,88]         (19-5271) [7-9-1,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GAIDINS (447)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)        24
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  20      BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
3. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)     8      Unchartered Team
4. MONOPOLY (430)               7
5. GAIDINS (447)                3      GAIDINS (447)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GAIDINS (447)             18   7  2 72.0   1/ 1*GAIDINS (447)            12  3 1
 2- 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       70  36  4 66.0   2/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            7  2 1
 3/ 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  55  38  1 59.1   3/ 6*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      3  3 1
 4/ 5 MONOPOLY (430)           117 125  9 48.3   4/ 5 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  2  1 0
 5/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 678 799 21 45.9   5- 3 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       2  2 0
 6/ 7*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)       4   9  1 30.8   6/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  2 13 0
 7- 8*BOWLDERS (448)             0   3  0  0.0   7- 8*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 692): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 694): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 618): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 688): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 690): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 681): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 682): 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 679): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 676): S.W.A.T. of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 673): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 665): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 623): KIRVENJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 555): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 540): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 522): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 516): 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 477): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 472): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 463): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 580): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 692): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 694): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 618): HOUSE CANNITH (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 688): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 690): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 681): DUEL REALITY (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 682): GAIDINS (Noble Discord, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 679): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 676): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 673): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 665): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 623): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 555): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 540): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 522): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 516): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 477): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 580): 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  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 678): ULPHOR 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.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 555): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 522): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 476): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              TREEMA LORNE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Touche, Zuwayza, I, Donkey Hotay, am now your Duelmaster.
     I shall keep this statement brief and to the point.
     I do not like windmills.  They are loud, rickety and most ugly.  They litter the
landscape and blot out the natural beauty of the world.  I do not like them.
     If you are one of those fools who likes windmills, so be it.  My gauntlet is
cast.
     In the meantime, I will be taking a sabbatical, for the time being at least.
     Windmills beware.

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZUWAYZA once again!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always 
change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, JESSIE'S SPUDS' 3rd moved them 
up to 2-0-1 place.  What's with TAMBONE?  She actually beat GAIDINS' XIRIUS, and 
walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at THE MAGNIFICENT 
MAGS while they watched MISSOURI WILDLIFE clobber TAXES DUE.  She lost 11 points and 
got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Har har har!  Did DONKEY HOTAY wimp 
out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I can barely restrain 
my enthusiam for MONOPOLY's outstanding member, Duelmaster WATER WORKS.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS.  In my day, no team with a 677-795-21 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, GAIDINS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, DONT PAY RENT!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that DONT 
PAY RENT gets in.  He fights people like DRAGON, 10 points below.  I thought DONT PAY 
RENT showed great skill and promise when he won victory over DRAGON.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of ZUWAYZA unite.  You have only your games to lose!  NEWS-OPTIC of THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 8-9-0, that's a good 
sign.  Now he's dead.  TAMBONE of JESSIE'S SPUDS got 18 points for removing another 
young punk.  Tough luck, GAIDINS!  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATER WORKS 5265             12  13  0    88       MONOPOLY (430)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-DONKEY HOTAY 5187            10   0  1   104       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       17  12  0    75       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES DUE 5295               10   6  1    52       MONOPOLY (430)
 BALTIC AVE 5271               7   9  1    52       MONOPOLY (430)
 DRAGO 5325                    4   1  1    45       GAIDINS (447)
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL HALSEY 5329              3   1  1    33       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 DONT PAY RENT 5259            4   1  0    32       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
 T'AI-KU 5324                  4   1  0    32       GAIDINS (447)
 TAMBONE 5347                  3   1  1    30       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANDAL 5323                   4   1  0    23       GAIDINS (447)
 KRUSH 5326                    3   2  0    23       GAIDINS (447)
 DRAGON 5311                   2   9  0    15       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TRICKSTER 5345                1   3  0     9       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 AARP! 5354                    0   2  0     3       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351      0   3  0     3       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-RALPH 5333                    0   1  0     1       BOWLDERS (448)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
XIRIUS 5327             3  2 1 GAIDINS 447          TAMBONE 5347          683   
MR MONEY BAGS 5294      5  7 1 MONOPOLY 430         BULL HALSEY 5329      680   
NEWS-OPTIC 5285         8  9 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 DRAGO 5325            683   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Alchemist's Monthly -- Right arm for a right arm; only difference was: I was
committed to my Plainsman sidestep, willing to go on without it, as the gods seen fit
to fashion me with another. -- Vandal

Don't Pay Rent -- You may not pay rent, but (being your first loss) you paid your
pound of flesh.  We both entered that arena undefeated.  Granted, I challenged you,
but at least you had the style advantage.  Let it not be said of the GAIDINS that we
only challenge those we're style-favored to best; for you were my style's fear, and I
faced you, and the birth-rite of my aegis advances undisputed. -- T'ai-ku

News-Optic -- Do not take personal.  Until we fought, Drago knew only two things
about you:  1) your name, 2) you were a ranking I must break.  And excuse my comment
about you stealing Daddy's armor and weapons; I am sure now he gave them to you 16
fights ago (to my 4). -- Drago

Dragon -- It don't require any of my Kraellian mystical arts to figure you for a
"pseudodragon."  Shew Dragon, Shew, indeed, or rep more sting from my stang. -- Krush

Trickster -- Quick and (almost) painless.  Persevere young spud, and look within for
your winning set-up, for strength in the physical being is multiplied tenfold by the
warrior who practices on matters of the mind and spirit. -- Xirius

All -- This is for those who may question the Gaidins going 5-0 for two consecutive
turns.  (Ahem, Mr. Zontani Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari)
Magical aids; charmed weapons, indeed!  Well... Krush is of the Kraellian blood; but
that's as far as I'll admit for mojo.  The rest is simple cause-and-effect, order
admist chaos; the result of study and practice... and favor graced by the battle
gods. -- Noble Discord, mgr. Gaidins (447)

Assur -- Not if they're thoroughly bashed.  Then... a cheap funeral and look around
for someone more suitable. -- Jorja

Don't Pay Rent -- Why do I not believe you? -- Dragon

Beginner Steals Show!  Drago Charged with Grand Theft Win!  Story on page (mumble
mumble). -- News-Optic

Water Works -- Well, tis the season for flooding here.  We learn to live with it. --
Missouri Wildlife

Krush -- Everyone wants a piece of the... Dragon.
P.S.  That's annoying.

Vandal -- I'm sure that wasn't supposed to happen.  The manual calls for a long
struggle, not two minutes. -- Alchemist's Monthly
P.S.  And I suspect some of the ingredients aren't quite right, either.

Tambone -- You're a spud?  Could'a fooled me, and here I was with the sour cream and
garlic, all set for a feast. -- Aarp!

T'ai-Ku -- Not sure if you were a scout or just brave.  Pretty gutsy challenge!  Well
done with the victory.  Not one I would expect to lose with regularity, but I tip my
hat to you! -- Assur

T'ai-Ku -- A painful way to take my first loss.  Next time, I'll show you what pain
is all about.  Right after I catch up on my rent payments. -- Don't Pay Rent

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

T'AI-KU was bested by BALTIC AVE in a 2 minute amateur vs. expert Challenge fight.
DONT PAY RENT demolished DRAGON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
WATER WORKS overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
MISSOURI WILDLIFE devastated TAXES DUE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
KRUSH was savagely defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
NEWS-OPTIC was narrowly killed by DRAGO in a 1 minute struggle.
VANDAL overcame AARP! in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
XIRIUS was dispatched by TAMBONE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
TRICKSTER won victory over ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY in a 1 minute gory novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        16 -   6 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  2      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 683 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     17  12  0   75 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAXES DUE 5295             10   6  1   52 MONOPOLY (430)
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 BALTIC AVE 5271.  The ten other most popular fighters were AARP! 5354, DONT 
PAY RENT 5259, WATER WORKS 5265, NEWS-OPTIC 5285, VANDAL 5323, TRICKSTER 5345, 
MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, DRAGO 5325, TAMBONE 5347, and T'AI-KU 5324.

The least popular fighter this week was ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were XIRIUS 5327, KRUSH 5326, TAXES DUE 5295, DRAGON 5311, 
T'AI-KU 5324, TAMBONE 5347, DRAGO 5325, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, TRICKSTER 5345, and 
VANDAL 5323.