DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2013    Duedate: 02/20/2013

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-706

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BULL HALSEY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5329) [13-2-2,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BULL HALSEY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            
(19-5329) [13-2-2,120]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LADY LILA                      GRAVITRON
LORDS INC. (324)               THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
(19-3735) [11-6-1,82]          (19-5369) [11-2-1,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LORDS INC. (324)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         37
2. SHEWISH BANQUET (455)       21      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  14      Unchartered Team
4. THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)     13
5. VISIONS V2 (452)             6      SHEWISH BANQUET (455)

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)      108  49  7 68.8   1/ 1 LORDS INC. (324)          7  5 0
 2/ 2 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   38  23  4 62.3   2/ 6 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   7  7 1
 3- 3 PARKS AND REC (456)       28  23  3 54.9   3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 1
 4/ 5 VISIONS V2 (452)          38  44  5 46.3   4/ 4 VISIONS V2 (452)          6  7 0
 5/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 726 866 22 45.6   5/ 5 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       5  3 1
 6/ 7 LORDS INC. (324)          59  73  4 44.7   6- 2 PARKS AND REC (456)       4  4 0
 7/ 0*SHEWISH BANQUET (455)      0   5  0  0.0   7/ 0*SHEWISH BANQUET (455)     0  5 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 715): DEBARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 717): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 664): GOLDENEYE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 711): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 713): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 704): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 705): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 702): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 699): TRUST BUSTER 1 of SEGUE CARTEL (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 688): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 578): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 563): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 539): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 500): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 495): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 486): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 603): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 717): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 664): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 711): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 713): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 704): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 705): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 702): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 699): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 688): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 646): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 578): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 563): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 539): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)_
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 500): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 495): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 486): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 603): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): DEBARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
              (turn 714): MIDNIGHT of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 696): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): MOE FROSTTOOTH of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 545): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I love my little arena.  Fight hard, win with honor, lose with dignity, die with
grace, and... strive for immortality through notoriety.  Good luck!

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ZUWAYZA, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  PARKS AND REC after a sorry 0-0-0 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 GARRET, who pummelled 
BROKEN HALO, to pocket 13 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking 
and practice more, after losing 10 points to GARRET.  (Discrete enough, BROKEN HALO?) 
You could cut the tension with a scimitar as BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? met the 
Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult BULL HALSEY, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  
Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team 
in ZUWAYZA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet 
it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of THE MOTHERSHIP 
CC should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of 
good breeding scorns the "warriors" of MAN OR BEAST?, so did that sorry team shy from 
THE MOTHERSHIP CC Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and POCKET NEWS is it right 
now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Q:  What's a record like 5-9-0 get you?  A:  A free trip to the Dark Arena!  This 
week's winner:  LADY LOVELACE of LORDS INC.!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he 
will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  ZUWAYZA, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Drunken Ox.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BULL HALSEY 5329             13   2  2   120       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 GRAVITRON 5369               11   2  1   113       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 SHARK NORMAN 5397            10   2  1   110       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 POCKET NEWS 5364             13  10  0   100       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 SIR BLUEBELL 3642            21   8  0    93       LORDS INC. (324)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEAPING LILAC 5427            9   3  0    83       PARKS AND REC (456)
 LADY LILA 3735               11   6  1    82       LORDS INC. (324)
 WALTER PIDGEON 5302          12   4  0    77       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARRET 5375                  10   7  0    77       VISIONS V2 (452)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR SMASH 3734               10   7  1    64       LORDS INC. (324)
-AVERAGE JOE 5426              8   4  3    61       PARKS AND REC (456)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN HALO 5382              6   4  1    55       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 YOGA PANTS 5395               6   3  0    42       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
-PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368          7   4  1    40       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367            8   4  1    39       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408        5   3  0    37       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAXTON 5404                   4   8  1    29       VISIONS V2 (452)
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410          5   2  0    26       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 DOTTLE 5424                   4   0  0    25       VISIONS V2 (452)
-NEUTER NELL 5428              6   6  0    24       PARKS AND REC (456)
-QUICK HIT HARRY 5425          3   9  0    24       PARKS AND REC (456)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE CRIME 5411               2   5  0    12       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 SAMUEL COLT 5418              1   0  1    11       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 ZYANE 5430                    1   1  0     5       VISIONS V2 (452)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LADY LOVELACE 3738      5 10 0 LORDS INC. 324       ARENAMASTER XHUR      706  NONE
BREAKFAST 5416          0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 455  STONE GOLEM           706  NONE
CALEAM PIE 5415         0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 455  SHEWISH GIANT         706  NONE
DINNER 5417             0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 455  BANDIT PRINCE         706  NONE
DWES EGG 5413           0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 455  SAMUEL COLT 5418      706   
LUNCH 5414              0  1 0 SHEWISH BANQUET 455  SPYMASTER             706  NONE
THE DUELIST 5422        3  3 1 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367    706   
EYBEE SKREWD 5419       1  2 0 VISIONS V2 452       THE DUELIST 5422      704  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pocket News -- You can hardly see anything from the stands.  Come on down to the
arena floor.  I'll take care of you personally. -- Sir Bluebell

Bull Halsey -- Wonderful display!  My Zuwayza warriors are so skilled! -- Sir
Bluebell

Paxton -- When are we going to fight? -- Sir Smash

Gravitron -- Truly extraordinary.  Sir Bluebell has told it true.  Looking forward to
our next dance, hopefully not on the sands. -- Lady Lila

Dottle -- I consider it no less of a crime that you defeated ME rather than my
teammate.  I have spent YEARS learning my arts, and you make LIGHT of them with your
crude "warpipe" attack. -- The Duelist, very much annoyed

Skills Concealed in Garret!  Search Reveals Great Trove!  Interview on page eight. --
Pocket News

Hugs-N-Kisses -- Interesting, I would not have expected a dwarf to have bumps THERE.
I must investigate this. -- Modern Phrenology

Lady Lovelace -- That was, of course, a crime.  But such an interesting one!  I feel
it needs an in-depth exploration. -- True Crime

Quick Hit Harry -- Just LOOK at the mess you've made of my house!  It's a rec! --
House Beautiful

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LADY LOVELACE was butchered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CALEAM PIE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BREAKFAST was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
DINNER was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
LUNCH was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BULL HALSEY overpowered SIR BLUEBELL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title match.
LADY LILA was defeated by POCKET NEWS in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge struggle.
BROKEN HALO was handily defeated by GARRET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
PAXTON was vanquished by YOGA PANTS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SHARK NORMAN won victory over KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 2 minute fight.
GRAVITRON viciously subdued WALTER PIDGEON in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
SIR SMASH handily defeated MODERN PHRENOLOGY in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
HUGS-N-KISSES killed THE DUELIST in a 2 minute match.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL devastated ZYANE in a 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
TRUE CRIME was subdued by DOTTLE in a popular 4 minute brawl.
SAMUEL COLT easily killed DWES EGG in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   5 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  12 -  3      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  25 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 706 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BULL HALSEY 5329           13   2  2  120 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAVITRON 5369             11   2  1  113 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
WALL OF STEEL    POCKET NEWS 5364           13  10  0  100 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR BLUEBELL 3642          21   8  0   93 LORDS INC. (324)
PARRY-STRIKE     LADY LILA 3735             11   6  1   82 LORDS INC. (324)
AIMED BLOW       GARRET 5375                10   7  0   77 VISIONS V2 (452)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIR SMASH 3734             10   7  1   64 LORDS INC. (324)
BASHING ATTACK   MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408      5   3  0   37 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LADY LILA 3735.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GRAVITRON 5369.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHARK NORMAN 5397, TRUE 
CRIME 5411, HUGS-N-KISSES 5367, BULL HALSEY 5329, POCKET NEWS 5364, GARRET 5375, YOGA 
PANTS 5395, SIR SMASH 3734, THE DUELIST 5422, and HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410.

The least popular fighter this week was DWES EGG 5413.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408, BROKEN HALO 5382, LUNCH 5414, DINNER 5417, 
BREAKFAST 5416, CALEAM PIE 5415, LADY LOVELACE 3738, ZYANE 5430, WALTER PIDGEON 5302, 
and PAXTON 5404.