DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2012    Duedate: 05/30/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-687

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULL HALSEY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5329) [6-1-2,79]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULL HALSEY                    VANDAL
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            GAIDINS (447)
(19-5329) [6-1-2,79]           (19-5323) [5-2-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISSOURI WILDLIFE              POCKET NEWS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5256) [17-16-0,67]         (19-5364) [3-1-0,24]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEINFELD (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADES OF ICE (439)         38
2. VISIONS V2 (452)            36      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         36      Unchartered Team
4. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         33
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  22      GAIDINS (447)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       74  36  5 67.3   1/ 2 SEINFELD (388)            5  1 1
 2/ 5*GAIDINS (447)             20  13  2 60.6   2/ 6*THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   5  5 1
 3/ 0*VISIONS V2 (452)           3   2  0 60.0   3/ 4 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       5  9 1
 4/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  58  39  1 59.8   4/ 7 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       4  0 1
 5/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      163 110  7 59.7   5/ 1 MONOPOLY (430)            4  4 0
 6/ 6 SEINFELD (388)            10   9  1 52.6   6/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  4 11 0
 7/ 3*THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)    5   5  1 50.0   7/ 0*VISIONS V2 (452)          3  2 0
 8/ 7 MONOPOLY (430)           124 129  9 49.0   8/ 3*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      3  2 0
 9/ 9 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 684 813 21 45.7   9/ 8 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  2  1 0
10/ 8*JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)       9  11  1 45.0  10/ 9*GAIDINS (447)             1  2 0
11-10*GOD'S SON (443)            1   2  0 33.3  11/ 0*BLADES OF ICE (439)       1  4 0
12/ 0*BLADES OF ICE (439)        1   4  0 20.0  12-10*GOD'S SON (443)           0  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 696): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROTS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): FLOYD CASTAWAY of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): TIKI LA'BANE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 696): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): DIRT DEVILS et al. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 697): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 682): MISS CONDUCT of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 679): DEE N. EMMI of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          S.W.A.T. of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 519): ON THE CORNER of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at MONOPOLY left the arena dejected, after being kicked out of 
the top spot by SEINFELD.  Good show!  JESSIE'S SPUDS after a sorry 0-1-0 might want 
to consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' 
blues!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to THE MOTHERSHIP CC.  Practice pays for BULL HALSEY, who 
pummelled COSMO, to pocket 22 points.  COSMO certainly had a baffled expression on 
his face, after losing to BULL HALSEY and losing 18 points in the process!  MISSOURI 
WILDLIFE found out that ZUWAYZA isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in ZUWAYZA is using psychics to predict wins.  
They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in MAN OR BEAST? are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of MAN OR BEAST? found their efforts at combat frustrated as SEINFELD 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
TAXES DUE could open up a fast food joint!  ROBERT REICH challenged TAXES DUE!  Who 
says CUNNING RUNTS are just a bunch of wimps!  ROBERT REICH of CUNNING RUNTS kept his 
wits as he put to death TAXES DUE.  Willing to win at any cost is HUGS-N-KISSES, who 
challenged POCKET NEWS, 15 points junior.  Our sympathies, POCKET NEWS!  I thought 
HUGS-N-KISSES showed great skill and promise when he was beat by POCKET NEWS.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  The warriors at MONOPOLY stable were more sober than usual, after TAXES DUE's 
demise at the hands of ROBERT REICH.  ROBERT REICH, don't make any long term plans!  
She who lives by the sword (or maul)...  Witness TAXES DUE of MONOPOLY, felled by 
ROBERT REICH of CUNNING RUNTS.  Justice was served as VANDAL fought TAMBONE in 
bloodfeud.  Well done, GAIDINS!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of 
severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ZUWAYZA would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZUWAYZA is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid ZUWAYZA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL HALSEY 5329              6   1  2    79       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

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

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONKEY HOTAY 5187            10   0  1   104       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       17  16  0    67       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONT PAY RENT 5259            7   2  0    60       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COSMO 4498                    6   2  0    56       SEINFELD (388)
 ROBERT REICH 5330             3   0  1    56       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 UNCLE LEO 4718                3   1  1    55       SEINFELD (388)
-WALTER PIDGEON 5302           4   0  0    38       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 NAPOLEON 5200                 8   9  0    37       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VANDAL 5323                   5   2  0    33       GAIDINS (447)
 TAMBONE 5347                  6   2  1    30       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368          2   0  0    29       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
-DRAGO 5325                    4   3  1    26       GAIDINS (447)
 POCKET NEWS 5364              3   1  0    24       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVITRON 5369                2   0  1    22       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
-T'AI-KU 5324                  4   3  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
-KRUSH 5326                    3   3  0    21       GAIDINS (447)
 DRAGON 5311                   3  12  0    21       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 DAB2 5371                     1   0  0    13       VISIONS V2 (452)
-MADE YOU LOOK 5293            0   1  0    13       GOD'S SON (443)
-BELLA DONNA 5363              1   0  0    12       GAIDINS (447)
 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367            1   1  0    11       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 GOOSE GOSSAGE 5362            1   0  0    11       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 BLADE 5234                    1   0  0    11       BLADES OF ICE (439)
-BRAVEHEART 5290               1   0  0    11       GOD'S SON (443)
 KELVIN 5373                   1   0  0    11       VISIONS V2 (452)
 DAB1 5374                     1   0  0    10       VISIONS V2 (452)
 ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351      1   6  0     9       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 AARP! 5354                    1   5  0     8       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 SLAYER 5235                   0   1  0     7       BLADES OF ICE (439)
 GARRET 5375                   0   1  0     1       VISIONS V2 (452)
 LORTO 5372                    0   1  0     1       VISIONS V2 (452)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA 1 5236               0  1 0 BLADES OF ICE 439    SHEWISH GIANT         687  NONE
IVY 5237                0  1 0 BLADES OF ICE 439    STONE GOLEM           687  NONE
RUBY 5238               0  1 0 BLADES OF ICE 439    HIGH ELF              687  NONE
NO 5377                 0  1 0 CUNNING RUNTS 425    STONE GOLEM           687  NONE
TOO BIG 5376            0  1 0 CUNNING RUNTS 425    STONE GOLEM           687  NONE
XIRIUS 5327             3  2 1 GAIDINS 447          TAMBONE 5347          683  JUST REVENGED
TRICKSTER 5345          3  4 0 JESSIE'S SPUDS 449   BULL HALSEY 5329      686   
BALTIC AVE 5271         8 11 1 MONOPOLY 430         UNCLE LEO 4718        686   
TAXES DUE 5295         12  8 1 MONOPOLY 430         ROBERT REICH 5330     687   
NEWS-OPTIC 5285         8  9 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 DRAGO 5325            683  NOT REVENGED
BLAH 5379               0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP C 451 DARK CHAMPION         687  NONE
BLAH 2 5380             0  1 0 THE MOTHERSHIP C 451 HIGH ELF              687  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tambone -- You made such short work of Drago that I almost thought of a career

change.  Almost.  But then I remembered I am gladiator... who just happened to
lose... but am alive to fight another day.  Congratulations on victory over Drago. --
Drago

Our congratulations to Water Works. -- Jorja and the Magnificent Mags

Plus, we salute the tourney participants, with special notice for Bear Grylls, Bull
Halsey, and Robert Reich, tourney victors. -- Jorja and the Mags

Robert Reich -- Oh, great.  A tv challenge.  As if I didn't have enough problems
already!  Live above ground, no flaming, rotten diet (no virgins), now I have to
fight trained and accredited warriors.  Life is unfair to dragons. -- Dragon

Water Works -- "WATER WORKS vanquished MISSOURI WILDLIFE."  True enough!  First you
built the damned dam, and the wetlands were endangered and half-destroyed.  Then the
dam broke, and a lot of wildlife habitat was flooded out.  Bah. -- Missouri Wildlife

Napoleon -- But... don't you WANT the growth potion?  How can you ever play
professional basketball without it? -- Alchemist's Monthly

Pork Chop Golem -- Actually, it was probably the gravy that did it.  But I say, heck
with my cholesterol, gimme some more. -- AARP!

Sexual Harassment!  Inter-Species Suggestions!  Are There No Standards?  Read all
about it, story on page 7, under the plain wrapper. -- Pocket News

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA 1 was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAH was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLAH 2 was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
NO was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOO BIG was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
IVY was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
RUBY was killed by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena competition.
VANDAL won victory over TAMBONE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ROBERT REICH butchered TAXES DUE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
NAPOLEON was overcome by UNCLE LEO in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
HUGS-N-KISSES was overcome by POCKET NEWS in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
PORK CHOP GOLEM vanquished ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WATER WORKS overpowered MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COSMO was handily defeated by BULL HALSEY in a 1 minute one-sided Title bout.
DONT PAY RENT demolished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DRAGON viciously subdued OSKSI NOBLE in a 5 minute brutal battle.
AARP! was devastated by GRAVITRON in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BLADE handily defeated GARRET in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
SLAYER was devastated by DAB1 in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KELVIN beat PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
LORTO was devastated by GOOSE GOSSAGE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
DAB2 overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        31 -  13 -  3      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  20 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  22 -  2      31  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 687 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         4 -  5         4  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BULL HALSEY 5329            6   1  2   79 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     17  16  0   67 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
AIMED BLOW       DONT PAY RENT 5259          7   2  0   60 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was POCKET NEWS 5364.  The ten other most popular fighters were DONT PAY 
RENT 5259, NO 5377, TAMBONE 5347, HUGS-N-KISSES 5367, BLADE 5234, KELVIN 5373, GOOSE 
GOSSAGE 5362, TOO BIG 5376, PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368, and BULL HALSEY 5329.

The least popular fighter this week was LORTO 5372.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SLAYER 5235, AARP! 5354, DRAGON 5311, COSMO 4498, MISSOURI WILDLIFE 
5256, ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351, NAPOLEON 5200, TAXES DUE 5295, IVY 5237, and BLAH 2 
5380.

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

WATER WORKS (19-5265) MONOPOLY (430)