DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/05/2012    Duedate: 04/18/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-684

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WATER WORKS
MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5265) [13-13-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WATER WORKS                    COSMO
MONOPOLY (430)                 SEINFELD (388)
(19-5265) [13-13-0,94]         (19-4498) [4-1-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WATER WORKS                    WATER WORKS
MONOPOLY (430)                 MONOPOLY (430)
(19-5265) [13-13-0,94]         (19-5265) [13-13-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MONOPOLY (430)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEINFELD (388)              30
2. JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)        24      BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
3. MONOPOLY (430)              21      Unchartered Team
4. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  16
5. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)     2      GAIDINS (447)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       70  36  4 66.0   1/ 2 MONOPOLY (430)            8  1 1
 2/ 1*GAIDINS (447)             19  11  2 63.3   2/ 1*GAIDINS (447)             8  7 1
 3/ 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  56  38  1 59.6   3/ 3*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      5  1 1
 4/ 4 MONOPOLY (430)           120 125  9 49.0   4/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  3 12 0
 5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 680 802 21 45.9   5/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  2  1 0
 6/ 6*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)       6   9  1 40.0   6/ 0*SEINFELD (388)            1  1 0
 7/ 0*SEINFELD (388)             5   8  0 38.5   7- 5 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       1  1 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 693): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 695): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 620): WOLFDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 689): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 691): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 682): DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 683): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 344): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 680): CASIMIR PULASKI of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 677): DEE N. EMMI of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 674): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 666): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 624): KIRVENJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 319): 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 300): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 556): TIKI LA'BANE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 541): ANON of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 523): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 517): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 478): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 473): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 464): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 581): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 693): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 695): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 620): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 689): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 691): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 682): DUEL REALITY (The Duelist, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 683): GAIDINS (Noble Discord, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 344): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 680): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 677): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 674): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 666): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 624): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 300): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 556): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 541): SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 523): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 478): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 473): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 581): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 693): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 695): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 689): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, 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  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): GREEN ROCK 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 GAIDINS was unseated 
this week as MONOPOLY moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-0-0 
record for the round.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record which MONOPOLY managed 
to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  
TRICKSTER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested VANDAL and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, COSMO put down DRAGO, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in 
the process.  Not for nothing has WATER WORKS in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in ZUWAYZA seem to feel that they could fight 
better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  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.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding MAN OR BEAST?.  Indeed it was BASH 
BRO HOUSEMATE.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  DONT 
PAY RENT take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ZUWAYZA.  As a gladiator 
gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold of his heart.  True, DONT PAY RENT?  Who 
could miss your "brave" challenge of DRAGON?  All the city knows the duel went in 
favor of DONT PAY RENT.  I shall not fail to spread the word in other cities of this 
"mighty" victory.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it 
seems that T'AI-KU posted a challenge against the more highly recognized TAXES DUE.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand T'AI-KU was defeated by TAXES DUE.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     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 - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WATER WORKS 5265             13  13  0    94       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  13  0    73       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAXES DUE 5295               11   6  1    60       MONOPOLY (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALTIC AVE 5271               8   9  1    59       MONOPOLY (430)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COSMO 4498                    4   1  0    54       SEINFELD (388)
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 TAMBONE 5347                  4   1  1    35       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 DONT PAY RENT 5259            5   1  0    34       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL HALSEY 5329              3   1  1    33       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 DRAGO 5325                    4   2  1    32       GAIDINS (447)
 T'AI-KU 5324                  4   2  0    28       GAIDINS (447)
 TRICKSTER 5345                2   3  0    28       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KRUSH 5326                    3   3  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
 DRAGON 5311                   2  10  0    16       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 VANDAL 5323                   4   2  0    14       GAIDINS (447)
 POCKET NEWS 5364              1   0  0    13       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 UNCLE LEO 4718                0   1  0    13       SEINFELD (388)
 BELLA DONNA 5363              1   0  0    12       GAIDINS (447)
 ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351      1   3  0     7       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 AARP! 5354                    0   3  0     3       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

'-' 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  NONE
NEWS-OPTIC 5285         8  9 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 DRAGO 5325            683   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dragon -- Did you know that once upon a time, your pages carried advertisements for
dueling as we know it?!?  It was pretty cool as a teenager to read the mag and see an
ad for this game that I'd started playing. -- Assur

Donkey Hotay -- You obviously come from a non-farming background.  Windmills are
invaluable. Iconic, too. -- Farmers Almanac, retired but still around

Dont Pay Rent -- You keep not doing that!  Someone has to pay the rent, and if *I*
have to pay it, I'm throwing you out of the house! -- Dragon
P.S.  In pieces.  Outside the arena, there are a LOT of things I can do to you....

Taxes Due -- Ha!  Not even the date will help you, finkess! -- Misssouri Wildlife

Drago Kills Intrepid Reporter!  Thousands Mourn!

Vandal -- A youngster, of course.  The young people are always the worst.  No
respect. -- Aarp!

Trickster -- That was low and sneaky and despicable!  How can I turn lead into gold
if it isn't lead to begin with? -- Alchemist's Monthly

The Magnificent Mags -- I salute your loss and offer Frafrejan condolences.  Drago
will miss reading news-optic's headliner-styled personals.  For the record, the first
time he and I met in arena, I was out to break him (for rankings, you understand).
This much I told him in personal ads.  However, the second time we met in arena, it
was a clean match-up.  I managed to withstand 7 of his successful attacks; he fell
after my 5th.  [An ode to News-Optic:  News Flash!  News-Optic of the Magnificent
Mags stable killed in line of duty reporting from Zuwayza Arena battle zone.  Drago

now undisputed leading cause of death.]  It is your right to settle the score in
four.  I accept full responsibility, though disclaim there existed intent.  I stand
prepared. -- Drago, the Fratsfan Vanguard

Assur -- ...Just brave.  My manager said if didn't face the bane to my style that
he'd start heralding me as the 'scaredy werecat'.  So, though I style myself as 'the
Aegis' I refuse to demean my martial art to that of a scout or scum.  Thanks for the
recognition of my achievement. -- T'Al-ku

Baltic Ave -- Slight hiccup in my defensive tactic...  Although it cost me my first
loss, five skill learns wasn't a bad price.  Hope to see you again. -- T'Al-ku

AARP! -- Just when I though we were getting along so well in the 1st minute, you go
and hit me twice in the same place in minute 2.  You gave me an aggravating charlie-
horse.  I hate charlie-horses; they make me craaazy. -- Vandal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KRUSH was bested by TAMBONE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
T'AI-KU was vanquished by TAXES DUE in a 5 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
DONT PAY RENT defeated DRAGON in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
WATER WORKS viciously subdued MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a 1 minute veteran's Title contest.
DRAGO was devastated by COSMO in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
BALTIC AVE devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
VANDAL was overpowered by TRICKSTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
AARP! was vanquished by BELLA DONNA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY defeated UNCLE LEO in a 1 minute duel.
POCKET NEWS vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        19 -   6 -  1      76  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  20 -  2      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  17 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 684 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     17  13  0   73 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TAXES DUE 5295             11   6  1   60 MONOPOLY (430)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       COSMO 4498                  4   1  0   54 SEINFELD (388)
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 WATER WORKS 5265.  The ten other most popular fighters were COSMO 4498, 
TAXES DUE 5295, BALTIC AVE 5271, TAMBONE 5347, DONT PAY RENT 5259, KRUSH 5326, 
TRICKSTER 5345, BELLA DONNA 5363, ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351, and POCKET NEWS 5364.

The least popular fighter this week was AARP! 5354.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VANDAL 5323, DRAGO 5325, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256, DRAGON 5311, T'AI-KU 
5324, UNCLE LEO 4718, POCKET NEWS 5364, ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351, BELLA DONNA 5363, 
and TRICKSTER 5345.