DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2012    Duedate: 09/19/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-695

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONKEY HOTAY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5187) [14-0-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONKEY HOTAY                   GRAVITRON
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
(19-5187) [14-0-1,130]         (19-5369) [7-1-1,81]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISSOURI WILDLIFE              DAB1
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     VISIONS V2 (452)
(19-5256) [21-20-0,89]         (19-5374) [4-3-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VISIONS V2 (452)            49
2. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         29      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)    13      Unchartered Team
4. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   4
5. WALI'S FINEST (419)          0      THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

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 MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   8  2 2
 2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       88  42  5 67.7   2/ 5*VISIONS V2 (452)          8  6 1
 3/ 3*THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   24  13  3 64.9   3/ 3 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       7  2 0
 4/ 4 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  63  42  1 60.0   4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 5- 6 WALI'S FINEST (419)       81  74  2 52.3   5/ 2 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      5  7 0
 6/ 8*VISIONS V2 (452)          16  18  2 47.1   6/ 6 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  2  1 0
 7/ 5 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      19  22  2 46.3   7- 7 WALI'S FINEST (419)       0  2 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 704): JED TARRAN DAPP of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 706): MAC THE SPOON of THE SYNDICATE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 642): ARROGANT BASTARD of MMM BEER (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 700): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 702): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 688): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 685): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 677): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 567): LOIS THUG of STRAIGHT UP THUG (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 552): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 534): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 484): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 704): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 706): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 642): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 700): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 702): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): JESSIE'S SPUDS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 685): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 677): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 567): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 552): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 534): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 484): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 704): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 700): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 688): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 687): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 319): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 552): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.0
              (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Salutations, Zuwayza!

     The Admiral has moved on and I have replaced him.  I am Donkey Hotay, Knight of
the Realm and Champion of justice.  I am on a quest.  It is a very important quest,
but I will tell you all, if you promise to keep it secret.
     I have heard that there are, in fact, Windmills, in the Zuwayza region.
Forsooth!  Yes.  Windmills.  I know that the thought of them is very terrifying, but
we must conquer our fear and prepare for battle.
     I practiced this turn against Missouri Wildlife--who is, apparently, not a
windmill, but a magazine.  Which is equally strange, but not as threatening.
     I shall seek the foul Windmills wherever they are.
     Any leads will be appreciated!

Until next time--
     I am -- Donkey Hotay -- Duelmaster.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ZUWAYZA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  VISIONS V2 stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-1 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 2nd place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, KELVIN fought PORK CHOP GOLEM and gained 22 points and 
contributed to VISIONS V2's 4-1-1.  PORK CHOP GOLEM has lost to KELVIN, falling 19 
points, while helping make THE MOTHERSHIP CC a 3-2-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone 
the Duelmaster have failed, and DONKEY HOTAY remains ZUWAYZA's top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Drunken Ox until they win.  Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  JESSIE'S SPUDS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ZUWAYZA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat. 
And avoiding JESSIE'S SPUDS more than any other team we find MAN OR BEAST?.  ZUWAYZA, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' warrior MISSOURI WILDLIFE.  More fighters 
challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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 you see my quill in ZUWAYZA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONKEY HOTAY 5187            14   0  1   130       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-BULL HALSEY 5329             12   1  2   122       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 DONT PAY RENT 5259           12   5  0    99       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256       21  20  0    89       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 GRAVITRON 5369                7   1  1    81       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
-JEWEL 4924                   14  18  0    72       WALI'S FINEST (419)
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  15  0    72       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 POCKET NEWS 5364              9   3  0    71       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KELVIN 5373                   5   2  1    55       VISIONS V2 (452)
-ISIS 5006                     8   9  0    51       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 TAMBONE 5347                  9   7  1    50       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 WALTER PIDGEON 5302           6   0  0    47       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 GARRET 5375                   5   2  0    47       VISIONS V2 (452)
 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367            6   1  0    45       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 DAB1 5374                     4   3  0    39       VISIONS V2 (452)
-OUT HOUSE 5308                4   2  0    36       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368          5   2  1    34       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGON 5311                   4  19  0    31       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 BROKEN HALO 5382              3   2  1    31       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
-COAL STOVE 5307               2   1  0    28       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 AARP! 5354                    6   8  0    26       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 YOGA PANTS 5395               3   1  0    26       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAMOND 5381                  4   3  1    23       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351      4  11  0    23       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-EASTER BONNET 5304            5   1  1    18       MOM'S STUFF (444)
 TELBIN 5403                   1   1  1    14       VISIONS V2 (452)
 SHARK NORMAN 5397             1   2  0    14       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-MR. BERZERKER 5133            1   0  0    14       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 HAMBONE 5346                  1   1  0     6       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 FLOOIE 5348                   1   1  0     4       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 PAXTON 5404                   0   2  0     2       VISIONS V2 (452)
-CARESS 5252                   0   1  0     1       WALI'S FINEST (419)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER        0  0 0                      TELBIN 5403           695  NONE
SAMBONE 5349            1  1 0 JESSIE'S SPUDS 449   BROKEN HALO 5382      695   
GOOSE GOSSAGE 5362      2  4 0 MAN OR BEAST? 432    DIAMOND 5381          692  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tambone -- Your name reminds me of a tambourine.  When I won that fight, I wanted to
use one! -- Dont Pay Rent

The ship has sailed and we are left without a leader! -- Assur

Dark One -- Thanks so much for sharing the columns over the last few turns!  I've
told you in other forums, but it has been a blast! -- Assur

Bull Hallsey -- Yours will be hard boots to fill. -- Jorja

Donkey Hotay -- Introduced wildlife!  Harmful to the environment! -- Missouri
Wildlife
P.S.  Give me time to do an environmental impact study and I can be more specific
here.  Sorry.

Dab1 -- Still too young for me.  A mere spring chicken.  I will have nothing to do
with you. -- AARP!

Imported Labor Scandal!  Read all about it, story with pictures on page 2. -- Pocket
News

Garret -- Dragons don't live in GARRETS, we live in caves!  Or maybe cellars, if it's
a built-up area. -- Dragon

One thing the Embezzling Scribe forgot is that an alchemist will KNOW when the gold
is adulterated. -- Alchemist's Monthly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WALTER PIDGEON devastated DIAMOND in a 5 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
DONT PAY RENT subdued MISSOURI WILDLIFE in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
SHARK NORMAN savagely defeated FLOOIE in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
DONKEY HOTAY overpowered GRAVITRON in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
TAMBONE was devastated by POCKET NEWS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PORK CHOP GOLEM was devastated by KELVIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HUGS-N-KISSES overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
GARRET handily defeated ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DRAGON was viciously subdued by DAB1 in a popular 3 minute gruesome duel.
AARP! won victory over PAXTON in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
SAMBONE was easily killed by BROKEN HALO in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
HAMBONE was subdued by YOGA PANTS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute amateur's competition.
TELBIN murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        41 -  21 -  3      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  3      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  22 -  1      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 695 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DONKEY HOTAY 5187          14   0  1  130 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
AIMED BLOW       DONT PAY RENT 5259         12   5  0   99 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
BASHING ATTACK   MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256     21  20  0   89 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
WALL OF STEEL    POCKET NEWS 5364            9   3  0   71 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
PARRY-LUNGE      KELVIN 5373                 5   2  1   55 VISIONS V2 (452)
TOTAL PARRY      WALTER PIDGEON 5302         6   0  0   47 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAB1 5374                   4   3  0   39 VISIONS V2 (452)
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 DAB1 5374.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIAMOND 5381, YOGA 
PANTS 5395, DONT PAY RENT 5259, SHARK NORMAN 5397, DONKEY HOTAY 5187, POCKET NEWS 
5364, BROKEN HALO 5382, KELVIN 5373, HUGS-N-KISSES 5367, and GARRET 5375.

The least popular fighter this week was HAMBONE 5346.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAMBONE 5349, ALCHEMIST'S MONTHLY 5351, PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368, TAMBONE 
5347, GRAVITRON 5369, FLOOIE 5348, TELBIN 5403, PAXTON 5404, DRAGON 5311, and 
MISSOURI WILDLIFE 5256.