DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/16/2014    Duedate: 10/29/2014

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-750

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAD DOG RUSSO
MAN OR BEAST? (432)
(19-5483) [10-3-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAD DOG RUSSO                  OCTAVIA
MAN OR BEAST? (432)            DOOM BRIGADE (468)
(19-5483) [10-3-0,91]          (19-5580) [3-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HAMMER REVIEW                  TRAVEL WEEKLY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-5509) [11-7-1,65]          (19-5530) [10-4-1,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GENTLE THINGS (460)         46
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   5      MAN OR BEAST? (432)
3. DOOM BRIGADE (468)           1      Unchartered Team
4. JOURNEY (464)                0
5. MAN OR BEAST? (432)         -9      DOOM BRIGADE (468)

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)      193 109 13 63.9   1/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 0
 2- 2*JOURNEY (464)             13   9  0 59.1   2/ 4 MAN OR BEAST? (432)       5  3 0
 3/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 823 989 26 45.4   3- 1*JOURNEY (464)             5  4 0
 4/ 3*DOOM BRIGADE (468)         9  11  1 45.0   4/ 2*DOOM BRIGADE (468)        5 10 0
 5/ 5 GENTLE THINGS (460)       17  25  1 40.5   5/ 5 GENTLE THINGS (460)       3  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 759): WILKERSON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 761): AGONY of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 752): KNICK KNACK of ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 755): GROOVY SIR GRIMM of THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 748): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 377): WATER RAT of LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 746): MILEY VIRUS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 375): SEAWEED of BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 742): NOT FOR HIRE of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 740): BRUNHYLDA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 732): COLLEEN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 690): PLASTIC MAN of MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): SLAMBO of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 346): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 622): SWYTAI of GRIZZLED VETERANS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 607): CRAYONS of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 589): CHICKEN POODLE SOUP of CANINE CUISINE
                                             (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 583): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 282): MAJOR BRADBURY of CANADIAN WHISKEY (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 547): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 538): UNTAMED BERSERKER of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 530): SERGEANT 3 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 647): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 759): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 761): FANTASTIC FIVE II (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 752): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 755): BLOODSWORN (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 748): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): JOURNEY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 377): MEAN PEOPLE (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 746): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 375): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 743): OLD GEEZERS (Old Fart, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 740): XXX BANDITS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 732): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 690): MELODY MAYHEM (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 345): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 622): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 607): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 589): CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 583): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 282): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 544): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 539): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 530): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 647): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 758): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 761): G.I.I.L. of SUPERIOR FORCES 22I (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 757): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
               (turn 756): BLACK INDEKKER of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 747): LEAD BELLY of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 749): HOUSE BEAUTIFUL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 745): YEZURA of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 742): BLASPHEMY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 740): BYL BONESNAPPER of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 732): COLLEEN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 352): SLAMBO of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 346): RU BRINGER of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               STING of SERPENTS HOLD 200 (Khisanth, mgr.)
                               CAPTURED PORK of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               ACE HARDWARE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 345): ASTROTRAIN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 333): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 332): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
                              HAIRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 589): CHICKEN POODLE SOUP of CANINE CUISINE
                                             (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
               (turn 588): WILLI ZANE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 281): F.U.B.A.R. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUWAYZA games.  Former top team JOURNEY was unseated 
this week as THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with 
a 3-2-0 record for the round.  CANARY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested HAMMER REVIEW and was awarded 27 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CANARY put down HAMMER REVIEW, 
causing him to lose 22 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out 
in honor of HOUSE BEAUTIFUL, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the 
highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
ZUWAYZA seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ZUWAYZA 
these days is DOOM BRIGADE.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them. 
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of MAN 
OR BEAST? last week.  Busy avoiding DOOM BRIGADE?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after LONELY 
HEARTS.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUWAYZA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG RUSSO 5483           10   3  0    91       MAN OR BEAST? (432)

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                  
 CANARY 5462                   7   2  0    88       GENTLE THINGS (460)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMER REVIEW 5509           11   7  1    65       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530           10   4  1    46       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 LONELY HEARTS 5578            5   0  0    36       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558           4   3  0    29       MAN OR BEAST? (432)
-ONLY THE YOUNG 5518           3   1  0    28       JOURNEY (464)
 OCTAVIA 5580                  3   1  0    28       DOOM BRIGADE (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENUMBRA 5583                 2   2  0    22       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
-OPEN ARMS 5520                3   2  0    21       JOURNEY (464)
 MORNING DEW 5577              2   2  0    21       GENTLE THINGS (460)
 OMEN 5579                     1   3  0    17       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
-ESCAPE 5517                   2   3  0    16       JOURNEY (464)
 HARBINGER 5582                2   2  0    14       DOOM BRIGADE (468)
-LIGHTS 5542                   2   0  0    14       JOURNEY (464)
-CAN DO 5519                   3   2  0    12       JOURNEY (464)
 SPACE MONTHLY 5556            2   6  0    12       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MALICE 5581                   1   3  1     7       DOOM BRIGADE (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
STILL AIR 5602          0  1 0 GENTLE THINGS 460    NOACHIAN              750  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Escape -- You won, but you still failed; Omen only nerly died!  Under-achiever! --
Malice

Omen -- Zero-three? *laughs mockingly* -- Malice and Harbinger

Open Arms -- I've seen match sticks that didn't but out as quickly as you. -- Octavia

Lonely Hearts -- Okay, the greatsword wasn't so great an idea.  They just look so
cool though!  That was fun!  We will definately dance again. -- Malice

Only the Young -- Strange how that fight had me thinking of butterflies and bees...
-- Harbinger

Travel Weekly -- I knew I shouldn't have let Malice talk me into taking that silly
great axe into the arena!  Either way, it was a good fight and worth the trade.
*hands you a lolli* -- Penumbra

One -- Four, ouch.  Well now we know, even when you travel weekly you still cannot
escape the torment that only the young can cause.  But at least at the end of the
day, falling into t the open arms of loved ones can still cure the pain of lonely
hearts. -- Doom Brigade

House Beautiful -- Congratulations and best of luck! -- Keyoke, mgr Doom Brigade

The Commission wants me to set up a beautiful house on the Isle?  I don't see it.  A
beautiful closet maybe, but the only people who can afford the SPACE for a whole
house are very rich and opinionated.  I would NOT like to deal with--

SPACE is the ANSWER! -- Space Monthly

I wouldn't like to deal with people like that, so I will probably go to Lirith Kai
where they have a lot of room and, often though not always, excellent taste.  NO mad
dogs in THEIR houses.  And we went three-two, with a couple of surprising wins over
managed gladiators.  Whatever will They think of next? -- House Beautiful

Penumbra -- Ah, you must not let DOOM weigh you down.  You need to travel, to see new
and amazing sights. -- Travel Weekly
P.S.  Good heavens!  Six skills and two ratings?  I didn't realize I had all that in
me.

Malice -- I suspect the clerks got your name wrong, didn't they?  It should have been
M. Alice.  For Mademoiselle, you know.  I know JUST the person for you, my dear. --
Lonely Hearts

Ah, this time, I was READY for that unarmed freak, the Kung-Fu Master! -- Hammer
Review

Snake Plissken -- Snake-like so you can crawl through keyholes?  Well, I just hope
Eve brains you with an apple. -- Space Monthly

     Do snakes even HAVE brains?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STILL AIR was butchered by NOACHIAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PENUMBRA was subdued by LONELY HEARTS in a 3 minute gory novice's Challenge melee.
OMEN vanquished SPACE MONTHLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
HARBINGER was defeated by SNAKE PLISSKEN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MAD DOG RUSSO was subdued by HOUSE BEAUTIFUL in a 1 minute master's Title competition.
HAMMER REVIEW was vanquished by CANARY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TRAVEL WEEKLY beat OCTAVIA in a action packed 3 minute master vs. novice brawl.
MORNING DEW vanquished MALICE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  20 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  2      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 750 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         3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    MAD DOG RUSSO 5483         10   3  0   91 MAN OR BEAST? (432)
AIMED BLOW       CANARY 5462                 7   2  0   88 GENTLE THINGS (460)
STRIKING ATTACK  HAMMER REVIEW 5509         11   7  1   65 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
WALL OF STEEL    TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530         10   4  1   46 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HAMMER REVIEW 5509.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TRAVEL WEEKLY 5530.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENUMBRA 5583, 
LONELY HEARTS 5578, CANARY 5462, MORNING DEW 5577, OMEN 5579, SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558, 
STILL AIR 5602, HARBINGER 5582, OCTAVIA 5580, and SPACE MONTHLY 5556.

The least popular fighter this week was MALICE 5581.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HAMMER REVIEW 5509, MAD DOG RUSSO 5483, SPACE MONTHLY 5556, OCTAVIA 
5580, HARBINGER 5582, STILL AIR 5602, SNAKE PLISSKEN 5558, OMEN 5579, MORNING DEW 
5577, and CANARY 5462.

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

HOUSE BEAUTIFUL (19-5410) THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

                                CHALLENGES AND AVOIDS

To clarify:  You issue Challenges to warriors, but Avoid teams.  
To Challenge, write that warrior's name and ID# in the space provided. 
To Avoid, write the team's name and Team ID in that space. 
Make sure you include the ID!