DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/06/2005    Duedate: 06/18/2005

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK MAGICIAN
LET'S DUEL! (519)
(17-6417) [11-2-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK MAGICIAN                  HI-JINX
LET'S DUEL! (519)              PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
(17-6417) [11-2-0,122]         (17-6674) [7-2-0,93]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARON EL                       DARK MAGICIAN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               LET'S DUEL! (519)
(17-6414) [16-34-0,84]         (17-6417) [11-2-0,122]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            41
2. LET'S DUEL! (519)           36      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)      2      Unchartered Team
4. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     1
5. FISH THANGS (505)            0      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)    7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  7  7 0
 2/ 2*PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  14   4  0 77.8   2/ 2*PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  5  1 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 287 194 10 59.7   3/ 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         5  4 0
 4/ 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         35  40  1 46.7   4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 5- 5 FISH THANGS (505)         18  22  0 45.0   5/ 5*THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   3  0 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         219 376  3 36.8   6- 4 FISH THANGS (505)         1  0 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 516): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): DARK MAGICIAN of LET'S DUEL! (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): DOMITIAN of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): TERRIBLE TWO of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): SUCCOTASH of VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): THE BLOB of HORROR FILMS from ARUAK CITY (Garfield)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 501): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): MAGOG of DARQUE FORCES (Darque Forces, mgr.)
                   (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
                     (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Out of the mists I appear to take the throne of Aljafir--how do you all like my
rhyme?  'Tis I, Dark Magician, your newest throne sitter of our fine (yet sparsely
numbered warrior-wise) city.  I kept beating on that Troll until I almost fell down
myself, but luckily my endurance training has paid off.  We came back in order to get
ready for the upcoming tournament, so taking the throne is just an added bonus.
Hopefully, the coming turns will allow me to hone my skills and shake off the dust on
me so that I may bring glory home!

We magicians are a strange lot--many would wonder while I am in the duel game at all
if I have power in the magical arts.  Truth is, I flunked out of the arcanum academy,
and could not stomach being a merchant, so instead signed on with Destitute Noble to
try my hand in the arena.  I'd say I've done a pretty fair job so far, my arena
record is great, and my tournament performance has been very reasonable, including 7-
3 in both of the last two appearances.  I'm hoping this next tournament will be the
break-out one, and I can bring home a TV or better.  Perhaps once my dueling days are
over, I may try and return to the magic game, but in the meanwhile, I'll focus on
keeping my hatchet sharp.

Good luck to all this turn--I shall be challenging that troll again since he is the
only warrior in range of me.

Dark Magician

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ALJAFIR!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for STRAIGHT LINE?  
MIDDLE WAY's proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 18 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  ALEXANDER THE GREAT got smashed by VURZHAL UR, and 
lost 7 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  PIP 
THE TROLL knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think DARK MAGICIAN should let PIP THE TROLL be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  HEROESANDFOUNDONES was ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  
Is there some award for that?  I don't know what THE OLD TESTAMENT's been doing.  
They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from HEROESANDFOUNDONES, that's fer 
sher.  Like, is PIP THE TROLL popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of 
ALJAFIR!  He's got a 21-9-0, is that good?  For sure, I was holding my breath when I 
found out VAMPIRE LORD challenged PYRO.  After all, haven't LET'S DUEL! and PROJECT 
MAYHEM XXX had a long standing duel in ALJAFIR?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but PYRO wants me to write about it since he lost to VAMPIRE LORD.  
Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK MAGICIAN 6417           11   2  0   122       LET'S DUEL! (519)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HI-JINX 6674                  7   2  0    93       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
 PIP THE TROLL 6597           21   9  0    91       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LA JINN 6419                  8   6  1    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARON EL 6414                16  34  0    84       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             13  38  0    77       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BARRACUDA 6547                4   0  0    56       FISH THANGS (505)
 VURZHAL UR 6618               9  17  0    52       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 EXODUS 6327                   7   1  0    52       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
 VAMPIRE LORD 6640             4   2  0    52       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-FLUFFY SCULPIN 6575           3   1  0    43       FISH THANGS (505)
 PFC LYNCH 6707                6   1  0    39       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656      9   4  1    38       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 PYRO 6678                     7   2  0    38       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
-BLOWFISH 6262                 4   3  0    35       FISH THANGS (505)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARSHALL 6673                 6   5  1    30       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714            2   1  0    22       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 OBIDA PANIRI 6700             2   7  0    19       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 EXODIA NECROSS 6654           1   1  0     9       LET'S DUEL! (519)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DISCARD 6716           0  1 0 LET'S DUEL! 519       HIGH ELF 644          512 NONE    
QUORDIS RHON 6701      1  5 0 MIDDLE WAY 484        MARSHALL 6673         509         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Exodus -- Does that mean you're leaving?  Sounds good to me.  A neutered dwarf isn't
going to add much to the social life of the arena community here. -- Vurzhal Ur

Hi-Jinx -- What are you, some kind of skill-sponge?  To suck up five skills and two
ratings in about six seconds, while one-shotting me, is a feat. -- Tabeta Unis

La Jinn -- Er, I guess that first blow antagonized you, eh?  You certainly returned
it with interest! -- Daron El

Pfc Lynch -- (wincing)  You're very, er, forceful, aren't you?  That's unwomanly, you
know. -- Obida Paniri
P.S.  Or at least, that's what the men would have us believe....

Exodia Necross -- Let's NOT duel, eh?  That'd be more fun.  We could go prowl the
town looking for trouble, and who'd dare to cross a couple of big guys like us? --
Straight Line

Judge -- I agree with your assessment of Dugald Hammerhand, our Khalhums Dwarf.  His
character leaves much to be desired. -- Les Korranjal

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DISCARD was butchered by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARK MAGICIAN savagely defeated PIP THE TROLL in a 2 minute Challenge Title melee.
VAMPIRE LORD bested PYRO in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
EXODIA NECROSS was overpowered by PFC LYNCH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
HI-JINX devastated TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
DARON EL viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EXODUS overcame MARSHALL in a action packed 1 minute melee.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT lost to VURZHAL UR in a popular 1 minute duel.
OBIDA PANIRI vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STRAIGHT LINE overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   4 -  1      79  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  15 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 512 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         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DARK MAGICIAN 6417         11   2  0  122 LET'S DUEL! (519)
AIMED BLOW       HI-JINX 6674                7   2  0   93 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
TOTAL PARRY      PIP THE TROLL 6597         21   9  0   91 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
PARRY-LUNGE      EXODUS 6327                 7   1  0   52 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
WALL OF STEEL    VAMPIRE LORD 6640           4   2  0   52 LET'S DUEL! (519)
STRIKING ATTACK  PFC LYNCH 6707              6   1  0   39 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARON EL 6414.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARK MAGICIAN 6417.  The ten other most popular fighters were VAMPIRE LORD 6640, 
DARON EL 6414, VURZHAL UR 6618, HI-JINX 6674, EXODUS 6327, MARSHALL 6673, STRAIGHT 
LINE 6714, PIP THE TROLL 6597, PYRO 6678, and PFC LYNCH 6707.

The least popular fighter this week was TABETA UNIS 6405.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were EXODIA NECROSS 6654, DISCARD 6716, OBIDA PANIRI 6700, ALEXANDER 
THE GREAT 6656, PFC LYNCH 6707, PYRO 6678, PIP THE TROLL 6597, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, 
MARSHALL 6673, and EXODUS 6327.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PIP THE TROLL (17-6597) HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)