DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2012    Duedate: 01/09/2013

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-703

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SIR BLUEBELL
LORDS INC. (324)
(19-3642) [19-7-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SIR BLUEBELL                   BLADE
LORDS INC. (324)               BLADES OF ICE (439)
(19-3642) [19-7-0,97]          (19-5234) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHARK NORMAN                   POCKET NEWS
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5397) [8-2-1,91]           (19-5364) [10-10-0,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LORDS INC. (324)            27
2. BLADES OF ICE (439)         18      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         14      Unchartered Team
4. JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)         1
5. THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)      0      BLADES OF ICE (439)

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)      103  46  6 69.1   1- 2 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   7  3 0
 2- 2 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   31  16  3 66.0   2/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 3- 3 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  67  45  1 59.8   3/ 0 LORDS INC. (324)          4  0 0
 4/ 4 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      29  27  3 51.8   4/ 4 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       4  0 0
 5/ 5 VISIONS V2 (452)          32  37  5 46.4   5/ 3 VISIONS V2 (452)          3  7 0
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 719 858 21 45.6   6/ 0*BLADES OF ICE (439)       1  0 0
 7/ 0 LORDS INC. (324)          52  68  4 43.3   7- 5 BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (414)  1  1 0
 8/ 0*BLADES OF ICE (439)        2   4  0 33.3   8/ 6 JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)      1  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 712): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 658): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): DEATHSTALKER of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 701): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 702): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 699): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): DRAKEN-KORIN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): DARTH VADAR of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 536): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUN STROKE of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 497): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 483): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 600): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 712): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 658): ARCANE ROYALTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 701): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 702): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 699): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 328): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 309): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 536): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 497): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 483): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 600): DEAD WE SUCK (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 657): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): JOHN DERE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 701): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): FENWRIST of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
                          PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUWAYZA, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for BLADE, who pummelled THE 
DUELIST, to pocket 18 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 15 points to BLADE.  (Discrete enough, THE DUELIST?) Can 
you believe it?  GRAVITRON apparently has better things to do as ZUWAYZA's Duelmaster 
than show up and fight!  In ZUWAYZA, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find 
ourselves a new Duelmaster, SIR BLUEBELL.  Word has it one team in ZUWAYZA is taking 
speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of THE MOTHERSHIP CC 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup with 
its tail between its legs, MAN OR BEAST? scurried away from THE MOTHERSHIP CC.  Oh, 
the shame!  If challenges were horses, GARRET could open up a fast food joint!  As a 
confidence booster, SHARK NORMAN challenged GARRET, down 16 points.  Do you also slay 
vicious rodents in your spare time, SHARK NORMAN?  SHARK NORMAN beat GARRET.  The 
whole thing leaves a bitter memory.  Willing to win at any cost is WALTER PIDGEON, 
who challenged TELBIN, 8 points junior.  Our sympathies, TELBIN!  I thought WALTER 
PIDGEON showed great skill and promise when he beat TELBIN.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZUWAYZA is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid 
ZUWAYZA farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR BLUEBELL 3642            19   7  0    97       LORDS INC. (324)

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)
 SHARK NORMAN 5397             8   2  1    91       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAVITRON 5369                9   1  1    90       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 LADY LILA 3735               10   4  1    85       LORDS INC. (324)
 POCKET NEWS 5364             10  10  0    79       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 GARRET 5375                   9   5  0    71       VISIONS V2 (452)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMBONE 5347                 12  10  1    66       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 WALTER PIDGEON 5302          11   2  0    64       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368          7   2  1    57       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROKEN HALO 5382              5   2  1    53       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 SIR SMASH 3734                7   7  1    45       LORDS INC. (324)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TELBIN 5403                   5   4  3    42       VISIONS V2 (452)
-DIAMOND 5381                  6   4  2    39       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
-HUGS-N-KISSES 5367            6   3  0    35       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
-YOGA PANTS 5395               4   2  0    34       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLADE 5234                    2   0  0    29       BLADES OF ICE (439)
 LADY LOVELACE 3738            4   8  0    27       LORDS INC. (324)
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410          4   0  0    24       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAXTON 5404                   3   6  1    22       VISIONS V2 (452)
 MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408        3   2  0    15       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-POPEYE 5405                   1   0  0    15       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 DOTTLE 5424                   1   0  0    15       VISIONS V2 (452)
-HAMBONE 5346                  4   1  0    14       JESSIE'S SPUDS (449)
 EYBEE SKREWD 5419             1   1  0    11       VISIONS V2 (452)
 TRUE CRIME 5411               2   2  0     8       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 THE DUELIST 5422              2   1  0     7       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-SLAYER 5235                   0   1  0     7       BLADES OF ICE (439)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALCHEMIST'S MONT 5351   5 15 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 TELBIN 5403           700   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gravity Triumphant!  Scientists Shocked!  Story on page 7. -- Pocket News

Pork Chop Golem -- Amazing!  Your bumps exceed any normal occurrence I have seen, and
they seem to be "built in," if I may phrase it so.  I am amazed that any magician
would attempt such an extreme pattern.  I must study this more. -- Modern Phrenology

The Convicted Thief will never learn to duel effectively. -- The Duelist

I will NOT have a Mordant Deserter tracking mud all over MY... House Beautiful

A Persistent Beggar is hardly a true criminal, but still, he must be nipped in the
bud.  And anywhere else tasty. -- True Crime

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHARK NORMAN bested GARRET in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WALTER PIDGEON devastated TELBIN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SIR BLUEBELL overcame POCKET NEWS in a popular 5 minute Title match.
LADY LILA viciously subdued TAMBONE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
SIR SMASH overpowered PAXTON in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LADY LOVELACE bested MODERN PHRENOLOGY in a 3 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
BLADE overpowered THE DUELIST in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL overcame EYBEE SKREWD in a 3 minute beginner's melee.
TRUE CRIME lost to DOTTLE in a 3 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  11 -  5      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  19 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   6 -  1      33  |

Turn 703 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SIR BLUEBELL 3642          19   7  0   97 LORDS INC. (324)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHARK NORMAN 5397           8   2  1   91 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LILA 3735             10   4  1   85 LORDS INC. (324)
AIMED BLOW       GARRET 5375                 9   5  0   71 VISIONS V2 (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHARK NORMAN 5397.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was POCKET NEWS 5364.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY LILA 3735, 
TELBIN 5403, SHARK NORMAN 5397, TAMBONE 5347, TRUE CRIME 5411, SIR SMASH 3734, LADY 
LOVELACE 3738, BLADE 5234, WALTER PIDGEON 5302, and SIR BLUEBELL 3642.

The least popular fighter this week was DOTTLE 5424.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EYBEE SKREWD 5419, THE DUELIST 5422, PAXTON 5404, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410, 
MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408, GARRET 5375, SIR BLUEBELL 3642, WALTER PIDGEON 5302, BLADE 
5234, and LADY LOVELACE 3738.