DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2013    Duedate: 05/15/2013

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-712

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRAVITRON
THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
(19-5369) [12-2-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRAVITRON                      EAT IT RAW
THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)        BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)
(19-5369) [12-2-1,117]         (19-5436) [3-0-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHARK NORMAN                   SHARK NORMAN
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5397) [14-4-2,71]          (19-5397) [14-4-2,71]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VISIONS V2 (452)            66
2. BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)    34      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. CUNNING RUNTS (425)         24      Unchartered Team
4. MAN OR BEAST? (432)          7
5. THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)      6      BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)

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)      119  56  9 68.0   1/ 2*BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)  8  7 0
 2/ 0 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   40  25  4 61.5   2/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 0
 3/ 2 CUNNING RUNTS (425)      174 114  7 60.4   3/ 1 CUNNING RUNTS (425)       6  3 0
 4/ 3*BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)   8   7  0 53.3   4/ 4 VISIONS V2 (452)          6  5 1
 5- 4 SEINFELD (388)            18  16  1 52.9   5/ 6 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       4  4 1
 6/ 5 VISIONS V2 (452)          53  51  7 51.0   6- 5 SEINFELD (388)            3  2 0
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 740 882 22 45.6   7/ 0 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)   2  2 0
 8/ 7 LORDS INC. (324)          62  81  4 43.4   8/ 7 LORDS INC. (324)          2  4 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 721): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): TAFFY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 710): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): ANSHIN of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 355): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): SHE'S A JAR of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 652): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 545): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): JACK PENDELTON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 492): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 609): SANDMAN of NIGHTLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 721): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 723): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 710): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 355): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 702): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 694): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 652): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 584): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 569): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 545): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 501): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 492): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 609): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 722): ELEVENTH of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 676): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): MORGUE of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          WINTERSONG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 701): WARTLESS WITCH of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
                           GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to VISIONS V2 for their 
5-0-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  ROBERT REICH caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested SIR BLUEBELL and was awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, ROBERT REICH put down SIR BLUEBELL, causing him to 
lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title 
fight this week as BULL HALSEY boldly challenged POCKET NEWS in order to strive for 
the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned out in honor of BULL HALSEY, for with 
his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ZUWAYZA "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in ZUWAYZA these days is LORDS INC..  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of MAN OR BEAST? are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after SHARK NORMAN.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the 
games this week, it seems that BEARDED FREAK posted a challenge against the more 
highly recognized HOUSE BEAUTIFUL.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
BEARDED FREAK won victory over HOUSE BEAUTIFUL.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  SHARK NORMAN must hold silent, for this 
week he was humbled in the arena by a successful Bloodfeud won by DOTTLE of VISIONS 
V2.  Hail DOTTLE for thy victory!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAVITRON 5369               12   2  1   117       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

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

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT REICH 5330             7   1  1   108       CUNNING RUNTS (425)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIR BLUEBELL 3642            23  10  0    85       LORDS INC. (324)
-UNCLE LEO 4718                7   3  1    82       SEINFELD (388)
 SHARK NORMAN 5397            14   4  2    71       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 SIR SMASH 3734               11  10  1    69       LORDS INC. (324)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOTTLE 5424                   9   1  0    66       VISIONS V2 (452)
 WALTER PIDGEON 5302          14   8  0    63       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COSMO 4498                    9   5  0    53       SEINFELD (388)
-NAPOLEON 5200                 9   9  0    45       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408        7   7  0    45       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HUGS-N-KISSES 5367            9   4  1    44       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 YOGA PANTS 5395               6   4  0    44       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
 EAT IT RAW 5436               3   0  0    38       BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)
 PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368          7   5  1    35       THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431         5   1  0    30       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410          8   5  0    29       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 SAMUEL COLT 5418              2   1  1    28       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 BEARDED FREAK 5437            2   1  0    28       BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)
-ROCKY J SQUIRREL 5385         3   0  0    27       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 ANGRY CLAM 5435               2   1  0    27       BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTMARE CYNIC 5438          1   0  1    21       VISIONS V2 (452)
-JEANNE D'ARC 5378             1   1  0    20       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
 TRUE CRIME 5411               3  10  0    19       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 ZYANE 5430                    3   3  0    18       VISIONS V2 (452)
 BARNEY RUBBLE 5384            2   2  0    18       CUNNING RUNTS (425)
-MULVA 4501                    1   0  0    17       SEINFELD (388)
 RAMEX 5439                    1   1  0    16       VISIONS V2 (452)
 CLAM CHOWDAH 5434             1   2  0    12       BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)
 FELTON 5443                   1   0  0     6       VISIONS V2 (452)
 CLEVELAND STEAMERS 5433       0   3  0     3       BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)
 SIR SLEAI 5432                0   2  0     2       LORDS INC. (324)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIB        0  0 0                      NIGHTMARE CYNIC 5438  712  NONE
GARRET 5375            12  9 0 VISIONS V2 452       SHARK NORMAN 5397     710  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Bull Halsey. -- Jorja and the Magnificent Mags

Respect the CLAM?  But... why?  They have no bones.

Shark Norman Has No Bones!  Is Cartiledge Just as Good?  Scientists Debate!  Details
on page 7. -- Pocket News

Dottle -- All over my HOUSE!  That is FILTHY stuff. -- House Beautiful

Clam Chowdah -- And a dwarf clam with a beard at that.  I suspect it would be as well
to avoid reckless consumption of such items. -- Mother Ghea News

Cosmo -- Your head is like a billiard ball, totally smooth and devoid of bumps.  This
means you HAVE NO CHARACTER.  It can be fixed, if you are willing to accept a few
lumps in a good cause. -- Modern Phrenology

Bearded Freak -- Aha!  I detected that!  You are engaged in a crime against decent
eating. -- True Crime
P.S.  Than which there are few worse crimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOTTLE unbelievably bested SHARK NORMAN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BULL HALSEY demolished POCKET NEWS in a popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
EAT IT RAW devastated TRUE CRIME in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SAMUEL COLT overpowered BARNEY RUBBLE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CLAM CHOWDAH was bested by MOTHER GHEA NEWS in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
BEARDED FREAK overpowered HOUSE BEAUTIFUL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
CLEVELAND STEAMERS was bested by ZYANE in a 2 minute Challenge competition.
SIR BLUEBELL was overpowered by ROBERT REICH in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
GRAVITRON vanquished SIR SMASH in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Title duel.
WALTER PIDGEON won victory over YOGA PANTS in a 3 minute fight.
HUGS-N-KISSES defeated ANGRY CLAM in a popular 3 minute expert vs. novice match.
PORK CHOP GOLEM was demolished by MODERN PHRENOLOGY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SIR SLEAI was overcome by FELTON in a 1 minute novice's contest.
RAMEX demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
NIGHTMARE CYNIC easily killed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                       7         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  14 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  21 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  1      38  |

Turn 712 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAVITRON 5369             12   2  1  117 THE MOTHERSHIP CC (451)
AIMED BLOW       ROBERT REICH 5330           7   1  1  108 CUNNING RUNTS (425)
TOTAL PARRY      SIR BLUEBELL 3642          23  10  0   85 LORDS INC. (324)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIR SMASH 3734             11  10  1   69 LORDS INC. (324)
BASHING ATTACK   EAT IT RAW 5436             3   0  0   38 BUBBA'S CLAM SHACK (457)

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 SHARK NORMAN 5397.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHARK NORMAN 5397.  The ten other most popular fighters were HUGS-N-KISSES 
5367, ANGRY CLAM 5435, MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431, YOGA PANTS 5395, WALTER PIDGEON 5302, 
SAMUEL COLT 5418, ZYANE 5430, ROBERT REICH 5330, GRAVITRON 5369, and DOTTLE 5424.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR SLEAI 5432.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PORK CHOP GOLEM 5368, SIR SMASH 3734, SIR BLUEBELL 3642, HOUSE 
BEAUTIFUL 5410, BARNEY RUBBLE 5384, TRUE CRIME 5411, NIGHTMARE CYNIC 5438, RAMEX 
5439, MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408, and CLEVELAND STEAMERS 5433.

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

BULL HALSEY (19-5329) MAN OR BEAST? (432)
POCKET NEWS (19-5364) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)