DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2014    Duedate: 08/20/2014

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-745

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAD DOG RUSSO
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5483) [7-1-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAD DOG RUSSO                  CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            MADE YOU LOOK (467)
(19-5483) [7-1-0,92]           (19-5570) [1-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL                DANDRUFF
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     MADE YOU LOOK (467)
(19-5410) [20-26-0,86]         (19-5568) [0-1-0,1]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MADE YOU LOOK (467)         40
2. GENTLE THINGS (460)         20      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)      14      Unchartered Team
4. WALI'S FINEST (419)          0
5. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         -8      MADE YOU LOOK (467)

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)      186 100 13 65.0   1/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  9  6 0
 2- 2 WALI'S FINEST (419)       84  75  2 52.8   2/ 2 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       5  6 0
 3/ 3 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    45  51  4 46.9   3/ 3 KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)    2  0 0
 4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 809 978 25 45.3   4- 4 WALI'S FINEST (419)       2  1 0
 5/ 5 GENTLE THINGS (460)       12  19  1 38.7   5/ 5 GENTLE THINGS (460)       2  3 0
 6/ 0*MADE YOU LOOK (467)        1   3  0 25.0   6/ 0*MADE YOU LOOK (467)       1  3 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 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 742): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 750): SIR BUBBA THE BOLD of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 752): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 743): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 741): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 738): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 735): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 727): OISIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 330): HEART OF GLASS of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 617): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 583): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR G10, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 578): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 542): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 533): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 525): LUCREZIA BARON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 642): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 756): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 742): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 750): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 752): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 743): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 374): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 741): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 738): OLD GEEZERS (Old Fart, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 735): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 727): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 330): PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 602): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 584): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 578): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 279): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 539): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 642): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
              (turn 753): RED SPECIAL of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 749): SIR TOO DUMB of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 373): MERCURY of PLANETS (Stargazer, mgr.)
                          POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 726): MAYNARD of NERDS (DMobster, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             ZILLA KHIRNAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 684): THE BIG UNIT of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 329): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 584): JENNI KORREG of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 533): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 524): ABJURER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Maskelyne, mgr.)
                               ROSS F. GRAY of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, 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 CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE, who 
pummelled SNAKE PLISSKEN, to pocket 17 points.  A certain someone should cut down on 
the drinking and practice more, after losing 15 points to CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE.  
(Discrete enough, SNAKE PLISSKEN?) PUTRID DEFILER successfully staved off a grab for 
the roses by MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST?.  Does ZUWAYZA have no one talented 
enough to dethrone him?  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week 
and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in WALI'S FINEST are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, MAN OR BEAST? scurried away from WALI'S 
FINEST.  Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good 
oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, SPACE MONTHLY is the most challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Hey GENTLE 
THINGS!  Is there some deep dark, unmentionable secret as to why KITTEN has been sent 
to the Dark Arena?   3-0-0 isn't so shabby!  Congratulations, CAPTURED ORC.  The 
manager of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS should have sent EVERYBRIDE to the Dark Arena for 
having a 9-11-2 long ago.  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed 
body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ZUWAYZA would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Can anything compare 
to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZUWAYZA?  On that giddy note I take my 
leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG RUSSO 5483            7   1  0    92       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEAR GRYLLS 5185             12   2  0   127       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-JEWEL 4924                   16  19  0    95       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410         20  26  0    86       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-CARAMEL 4921                 13  15  0    72       WALI'S FINEST (419)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISIS 5006                     9   9  0    61       WALI'S FINEST (419)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMER REVIEW 5509            8   5  1    61       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANARY 5462                   4   1  0    51       GENTLE THINGS (460)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530            6   3  0    29       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPACE MONTHLY 5556            2   1  0    18       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 STING 5557                    2   0  0    17       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE 5570       1   0  0    17       MADE YOU LOOK (467)
-MR. BERZERKER 5133            1   0  0    14       WALI'S FINEST (419)
 ROBIN WILLIAMS 5573           1   0  0    13       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 MR. LUDA 5572                 0   1  0     7       MADE YOU LOOK (467)
 SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558           1   1  0     5       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
 DANDRUFF 5568                 0   1  0     1       MADE YOU LOOK (467)
-CARESS 5252                   0   1  0     1       WALI'S FINEST (419)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KITTEN 5546             3  1 0 GENTLE THINGS 460    STONE GOLEM           745  NONE
WARM BREEZE 5526        2  3 0 GENTLE THINGS 460    STONE GOLEM           745  NONE
SIAMESE TWINS 5571      0  1 0 MADE YOU LOOK 467    ARENAMASTER XHUR      745  NONE
EVERYBRIDE 5484         9 12 2 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 CAPTURED ORC          745  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

NINE fights this time, one in the Dark Arena.  Two-three for us, with both wins being
over the Userous Merchant.  We'll take it. -- Hammer Review

Our congratulations to Putrid Defiler, off to defile some other locale. -- Jorja and
the Mags

Mad Dog Russo -- WHY do you insist on doing... that in my House Beautiful?

Oh, well, Isis.  You know.  She married her BROTHER, so OF COURSE she didn't want the
full program. -- Everybride

Kitten -- Darned cat.  You just go crawling under beds or into HOLES, you don't
appreciate space around you.  You just aren't MODERN. -- Space Monthly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KITTEN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WARM BREEZE was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
SIAMESE TWINS was murdered by ARENAMASTER XHURGJ in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PUTRID DEFILER vanquished MAD DOG RUSSO in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
HOUSE BEAUTIFUL defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HAMMER REVIEW devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TRAVEL WEEKLY was devastated by CANARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EVERYBRIDE was barely slain by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute fight.
SPACE MONTHLY won victory over MR. LUDA in a 1 minute novice's duel.
STING won victory over DANDRUFF in a 3 minute novice's duel.
SNAKE PLISSKEN was savagely defeated by CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE in a 1 minute match.
ROBIN WILLIAMS demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         AIMED BLOW         8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  11 -  0      15  |

Turn 745 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MAD DOG RUSSO 5483          7   1  0   92 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAMMER REVIEW 5509          8   5  1   61 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
AIMED BLOW       CANARY 5462                 4   1  0   51 GENTLE THINGS (460)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KITTEN 5546.  The ten other most popular fighters were WARM BREEZE 5526, 
DANDRUFF 5568, CLICQUOT CHAMPAGNE 5570, HAMMER REVIEW 5509, HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410, 
CANARY 5462, EVERYBRIDE 5484, SPACE MONTHLY 5556, STING 5557, and SIAMESE TWINS 5571.

The least popular fighter this week was SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MR. LUDA 5572, TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530, MAD DOG RUSSO 5483, ROBIN 
WILLIAMS 5573, SIAMESE TWINS 5571, STING 5557, SPACE MONTHLY 5556, EVERYBRIDE 5484, 
CANARY 5462, and HOUSE BEAUTIFUL 5410.

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

PUTRID DEFILER (19-4323) KARNHORN KARNAGE (310)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!