DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/29/2012    Duedate: 12/12/2012

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-701

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DONT PAY RENT
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
(19-5259) [16-7-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DONT PAY RENT                  GRAVITRON
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
(19-5259) [16-7-0,110]         (19-5369) [8-1-1,88]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DONT PAY RENT                  SHARK NORMAN
BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5259) [16-7-0,110]         (19-5397) [7-2-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

VISIONS V2 (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)     42
2. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         26      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  11      Unchartered Team
4. VISIONS V2 (452)             8
5. BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)     6      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 MAN OR BEAST? (432)      101  46  6 68.7   1/ 1 VISIONS V2 (452)          7  8 1
 2/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   28  14  3 66.7   2/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 3/ 2 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  67  44  1 60.4   3/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       5  3 0
 4/ 3 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      28  26  3 51.9   4/ 0*THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   4  1 0
 5/ 5 VISIONS V2 (452)          31  33  5 48.4   5/ 5 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  3  0 0
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 715 852 21 45.6   6/ 4 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      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 710): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): LOLITA MARIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): JERMOME BETTIS of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 495): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): ARGUMENT of UNDER DURESS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 495): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): BLAMMO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 697): LT. OLSEN of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
                            DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 698): MISSOURI WILDLIFE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
                               XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): MAIRIE AP GAUR of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 533): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     So how do I live the way I live?  Originally this was going to be a top ten
list, but I was able to quickly put together 11 ways.  And by all means, you need not
limit yourself to only a single one of these.
     It is not this simple, though.  You need to carefully act and dress the part.
If you're supposed to be destitute with nowhere else to go, driving a new car and
wearing new clothes doesn't typically sit well.  Being friendly and smiles work well
with most of these.  And definitely learn how to cry!

11.  Live off the government.  There are programs that provide free rent.  Some are
     more desirable than others (prison gives free room AND board).  This is listed
     as number 11 because there are limitations that vastly limit one's ability to
     qualify for such programs (or in the prison example, limit your ability to do
     much of anything).
10.  Beg forgiveness.  One of the least effective methods, but it will occasionally
     give the desired result, especially at the beginning or end of a relationship.
 8.  Always live with someone else who is actually responsible for the actual
     payment.  Banks and businessmen are not nearly as forgiving and it is much
     easier to evict when everyone must vacate the premises.
 7.  Occasionally actually pay your rent.  The next three ways rely on one of the
     basest human desires, greed.  If anything is going to preserve your living space
     it is actual cash or promise of cash.  Anytime you are paying use cash only.
     Cash requires additional records be kept.
 6.  Make partial payments.
 5.  Promise payment later.
 4.  Appeal to the human element.  Sob stories can touch even the hardest task
     master.  But keep records of which stories you use with whom.  Telling the same
     story twice is likely to cause the reverse effect.
 3.  Pay inconsistently inconsistent.  Unless they are keeping records, memory is a
     very fickle thing, especially if you keep such a sporadic schedule that their
     memory plays tricks on them.
 2.  Live with a friend.  It's possible to lose friends with this technique, but were
     they really your friend if they abandon you in your hour of need?
 1.  Live with your parents.  Nobody is more likely to let rent payments slide than
     your parents.

There are certainly other things that can vastly increase your chances to be rent
free (little old lady mama, your poor baby), but these are not things you generally
seek out in order to live rent free.

Dont Pay Rent

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for PORK CHOP GOLEM, 
who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing PAXTON like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PAXTON 
was overcame by PORK CHOP GOLEM and drops 15 points.  Going for the gusto and coming 
up with aught but bloody knuckles was THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS' POCKET NEWS, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by DONT PAY RENT.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed 
protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad VISIONS V2?  Big bad VISIONS V2. 
Big bad VISIONS V2.  ZUWAYZA's afraid of the big bad VISIONS V2.  Tra la la la la!  
Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch MAN OR BEAST?'s act in the arena.  Those 
acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from VISIONS V2.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Big deal, so KELVIN got mashed in the Dark 
Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. (Waka waka).  
Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a very important step on 
the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZUWAYZA have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it 
(boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONT PAY RENT 5259           16   7  0   110       BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)

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)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVITRON 5369                8   1  1    88       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 SHARK NORMAN 5397             7   2  1    86       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 POCKET NEWS 5364             10   8  0    70       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 GARRET 5375                   9   4  0    70       VISIONS V2 (452)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMBONE 5347                 11   9  1    57       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALTER PIDGEON 5302          10   2  0    55       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368          6   2  1    51       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 TELBIN 5403                   5   3  3    47       VISIONS V2 (452)
 BROKEN HALO 5382              4   2  1    45       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367            6   2  0    40       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
-DIAMOND 5381                  6   4  2    39       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 YOGA PANTS 5395               4   1  0    35       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAXTON 5404                   3   5  1    30       VISIONS V2 (452)
 MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408        3   0  0    26       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410          2   0  0    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-POPEYE 5405                   1   0  0    15       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
-HAMBONE 5346                  4   1  0    14       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 THE DUELIST 5422              1   0  0    14       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EYBEE SKREWD 5419             1   0  0    14       VISIONS V2 (452)
 TRUE CRIME 5411               1   1  0     4       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FLOOIE 5348             2  2 0 JESSIE'S SPUDS 449   PAXTON 5404           697  NOT REVENGED
AARP! 5354              7 10 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 DIAMOND 5381          698   
ALCHEMIST'S MONT 5351   5 15 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 TELBIN 5403           700   
KELVIN 5373             6  7 1 VISIONS V2 452       ARENAMASTER XHUR      701  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dont Pay Rent -- Of course I'm uncivilized!  That's what wildlife is all about! --
Missouri Wildlife

Amazing Developments!  Hidden Virtues!  Read the exclusive interview on page 14. --
Pocket News

Telbin -- Well, THAT was not the Elixir of Immortality.  Damn. -- Ghost of
Alchemist's Monthly

The Bumps reveal all!  The Mordant Deserter is Andorian at heart. -- Modern
Phrenology

I could not allow a Persistent Beggar to besmirch my front door. -- House Beautiful

Proof, if such was needed, that Crime Does Not Pay... enough.  Obviously he was a
PETTY thief. -- True Crime

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KELVIN was butchered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DONT PAY RENT devastated POCKET NEWS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SHARK NORMAN subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 1 minute fight.
GRAVITRON devastated TAMBONE in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
GARRET demolished HUGS-N-KISSES in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WALTER PIDGEON won victory over TELBIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
PORK CHOP GOLEM overpowered PAXTON in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BROKEN HALO overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
YOGA PANTS vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TRUE CRIME was savagely defeated by EYBEE SKREWD in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel.
MODERN PHRENOLOGY defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 2 minute beginner's match.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute novice's match.
THE DUELIST devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  11 -  6      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        30 -  17 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 701 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 -  1         4  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         5 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DONT PAY RENT 5259         16   7  0  110 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAVITRON 5369              8   1  1   88 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
WALL OF STEEL    POCKET NEWS 5364           10   8  0   70 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
TOTAL PARRY      WALTER PIDGEON 5302        10   2  0   55 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
STRIKING ATTACK  BROKEN HALO 5382            4   2  1   45 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DONT PAY RENT 5259.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHARK NORMAN 5397.  The ten other most popular fighters were TELBIN 5403, 
MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408, GRAVITRON 5369, DONT PAY RENT 5259, PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368, 
BROKEN HALO 5382, YOGA PANTS 5395, TRUE CRIME 5411, EYBEE SKREWD 5419, and THE 
DUELIST 5422.

The least popular fighter this week was PAXTON 5404.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KELVIN 5373, HUGS-N-KISSES 5367, TAMBONE 5347, POCKET NEWS 5364, HOUSE 
BEAUTIFUL 5410, WALTER PIDGEON 5302, GARRET 5375, THE DUELIST 5422, EYBEE SKREWD 
5419, and TRUE CRIME 5411.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DONT PAY RENT (19-5259) BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)