DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/20/2014    Duedate: 03/05/2014

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-733

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MOTHER GHEA NEWS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5431) [15-12-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MOTHER GHEA NEWS               COOL BREEZE
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     GENTLE THINGS (460)
(19-5431) [15-12-0,88]         (19-5506) [1-0-0,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MOTHER GHEA NEWS               HOUSE BEAUTIFUL
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5431) [15-12-0,88]         (19-5410) [16-18-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  39
2. GENTLE THINGS (460)         20      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. MAN OR BEAST? (432)          6      Unchartered Team
4. SEINFELD (388)               0
                                       GENTLE THINGS (460)

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)      170  74 12 69.7   1/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 1
 2- 3 SEINFELD (388)            25  25  1 50.0   2/ 1 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       7  1 3
 3/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 780 947 24 45.2   3/ 5*GENTLE THINGS (460)       2  2 0
 4/ 5*GENTLE THINGS (460)        5  10  1 33.3   4- 4 SEINFELD (388)            2  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 742): BICYCLE RACE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 744): MARTYR of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 718): BLIND OWL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 738): WREN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 740): GOLDEN GIRL of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 731): PING of G.O.L.F. (The Chosen One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 732): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): MERCURY of ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 729): ZOT of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 726): EURYDICE TROYER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 723): INIGO MONTOYA of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 715): LORD'S PRAYER of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 673): BLACK ZANJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 605): NIGHT CRAWLER of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 590): CLARENCE G. CRAFT of MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarcist, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 572): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 566): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): ADAM of THE BEGINNING (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 527): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 522): ANGEL of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 513): ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 630): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 742): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 744): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 718): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 738): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 740): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 731): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 732): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 368): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 729): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 726): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 723): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 715): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 673): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 343): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 338): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Managing, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 605): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 590): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 572): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 566): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 273): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 530): COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 522): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 513): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 630): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 738): WREN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 740): GOLDEN GIRL of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 732): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 728): HOPE'S END of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 366): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
                   (turn 365): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 342): THE STATISTITIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 338): YORL of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               DR. COX of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 337): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 324): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 604): GASTON IPPS of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
                            DROXINE of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 671): CHUCK ENDERN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 521): WRATH of MASTERS OF SIN (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Newt Rockne here.

     I am your Duelmaster.
     We at the Man or Beast? stable apologize for our lack of columns lately.  We've
been on strike vs. the facist computer ad generator named HAL.  He's dropped a number
of our writings and we just sort of stopped sending them, but we are back now.
     I'm going to keep this short and easy.  It's my last turn here and then I'm off
to join my 'mates in 103.
     We have to apologize to Uncle Leo, Hammock, and Artist's Weekly.  Not sure what
got into our stable last week, but we killed all three of them.  Not intentionally,
of course, but the damage is done unfortunately.  So we hope their replacements were
very good and we'll send some flowers or something to adorn their graves.
     Other than Bear, I'm the last of the original stable to graduate, with one quick
detour via death, and I'm glad it's all over.  Death makes you think, and I'd rather
not experience that again.
     At least me leaving will open up the title for some new players here.  So that's
a good thing.
     Catch you all in Free Blades.

     Newt Rockne
     Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after 
mashing KHALHUMS DWARF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Well, everybody's 
pal NEWT ROCKNE moved his record to 19-2-1 by defeating MOTHER GHEA NEWS in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 4 recognition points.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that VISIONS V2 was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of VISIONS V2's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause MAN OR BEAST? beats feet every time 
VISIONS V2 smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, EVERYBRIDE would be president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want 
to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Congrats to EVERYBRIDE for 
revenging the death of hers teammate (but more importantly, feeding SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 
a bit of dirt).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  
Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Hasta la 
bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431        15  12  0    88       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COSMO 4498                   13   8  0    84       SEINFELD (388)
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410         16  18  0    83       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408       14  21  0    70       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CANARY 5462                   3   1  0    35       GENTLE THINGS (460)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MULVA 4501                    2   0  0    31       SEINFELD (388)
 EVERYBRIDE 5484               4   5  2    24       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAD DOG RUSSO 5483            1   0  0    23       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 COOL BREEZE 5506              1   0  0    15       GENTLE THINGS (460)
 CATFISH HUNTER 5503           2   0  1    14       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 HAMMER REVIEW 5509            0   1  0     1       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BREEZE 5463             0  3 0 GENTLE THINGS 460    MOUNTAIN TROLL        733  NONE
HAMMOCK 5496            0  1 0 GENTLE THINGS 460    CATFISH HUNTER 5503   732   
SIR FRANCIS DRAK 5494   1  1 1 MAN OR BEAST? 432    EVERYBRIDE 5484       733   
ARTIST'S WEEKLY 5504    0  1 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 SIR FRANCIS DRAK 5494 732  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Newt Rockne.  Gussie Finknottle, expert on newts, is eagerly
awaiting you on the Isle; he wants a PERSONAL interview. -- Jorja and the Mags

Two-three-oh-one.  Another of THOSE days, I see.

Cosmo -- You won't list me as an exemplar of home decorating?  Why NOT?  I'm just
about perfect here. -- House Beautiful

The Convicted Assassin was dumping manure and WORSE THINGS (bodies, I suspect) into
the Storm Sea, POLLUTING it.  I'd have killed him if the arenamaster hadn't stepped
in. -- Mother Ghea News

The Userous Merchant was deficient in bumps, so I provided some.  Just call me a
philanthropist. -- Modern Phrenology

Mulva -- You can't plan to wear THAT!  I mean, well, okay, it IS your wedding, but
SURELY you can't mean to wear THAT? -- Everybride

Sir Francis Drake -- It happens, and that it happened to Artist's Weakly does not
greatly concern us.  Of course, the replacement's no better, maybe worse, but there
it is. -- Mother Ghea News

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BREEZE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NEWT ROCKNE won victory over MOTHER GHEA NEWS in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
MODERN PHRENOLOGY overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute bloody veteran's fight.
EVERYBRIDE delivered the death blow upon SIR FRANCIS DRAKE in a popular 1 minute duel.
CATFISH HUNTER bested HAMMER REVIEW in a 1 minute bloody amateur's match.
COOL BREEZE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        32 -  20 -  1      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 733 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431      15  12  0   88 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410.  The ten other most popular fighters were SIR 
FRANCIS DRAKE 5494, CATFISH HUNTER 5503, BREEZE 5463, MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408, 
EVERYBRIDE 5484, COOL BREEZE 5506, MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431, HAMMER REVIEW 5509,  0, and 
0.

The least popular fighter this week was HAMMER REVIEW 5509.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOTHER GHEA NEWS 5431, COOL BREEZE 5506, EVERYBRIDE 5484, 
MODERN PHRENOLOGY 5408, BREEZE 5463, CATFISH HUNTER 5503, SIR FRANCIS DRAKE 5494, 
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410,  0, and  0.

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

NEWT ROCKNE (19-5179) MAN OR BEAST? (432)