DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/01/2005    Duedate: 08/13/2005

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-516

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HI-JINX
PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
(17-6674) [10-3-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HI-JINX                        POSITION IS EMPTY
PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)       
(17-6674) [10-3-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TABETA UNIS                    PYRO
MIDDLE WAY (484)               PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
(17-6405) [14-41-0,85]         (17-6678) [9-4-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    53
2. PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)    24      PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
3. LET'S DUEL! (519)            0      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)           -31
                                       TWO TIMERS (285)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  19   7  0 73.1   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 296 201 11 59.6   2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  5 1
 3- 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         37  44  1 45.7   3/ 3 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)  5  1 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         230 385  4 37.4   4- 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         1  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 520): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): HI-JINX of PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): BLACK TIGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SILVER TRAIN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): BULL MARKET of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER from SOLVEN (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): DEATH REALM (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 513): MORTIKHAN of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 516): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 513): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                          YIP AGAIN of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 253): OIL CAN HARRY of THE CANUCKS (Polaris, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 492): SOYOYAY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 231): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): MECHANISM of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
                (turn 380): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  My praise to HEROESANDFOUNDONES for 
their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving 
of notice!  PYRO caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested OBIDA PANIRI and was awarded 15 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, PYRO put down OBIDA PANIRI, causing her to lose 13 
points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has HI-JINX in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet 
again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ALJAFIR "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  ALJAFIR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is PROJECT MAYHEM XXX, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of HEROESANDFOUNDONES are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  VURZHAL UR take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in ALJAFIR.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  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                  
 HI-JINX 6674                 10   3  0   122       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK MAGICIAN 6417           12   3  0    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)
-LA JINN 6419                  8   6  1    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             14  41  0    85       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VAMPIRE LORD 6640             5   3  0    64       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656     12   5  1    60       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618              11  19  1    53       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PYRO 6678                     9   4  0    48       PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
 MARSHALL 6673                 8   7  1    42       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 OBIDA PANIRI 6700             5   8  0    37       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                  2   2  1    21       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714            4   3  0    18       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721          1   0  0    15       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-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?
DOWNCHALLENGER 6722    0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 DARK CHAMPION 649     516 NONE    
PFC LYNCH 6707         6  2 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 VURZHAL UR 6618       513 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Veteran Mercenary?  A sterling fellow, no doubt, but is that all this arena could
find to match against me?  I'm glad I'm leaving. -- Daron El

I can see Daron's point (if he'd comb his hair differently, it wouldn't show), and I
agree, the Vet is pathetic. -- Tabeta Unis

Pyro -- I didn't expect you to burn out so rapidly.  Odd, when you think about it. --
Obida Paniri

Marshall -- So, are you a hero or a found one?  Include an essay explaining your
answer. -- Vurzhal Ur

Maximus -- There were so many.  Which one are you?  The one called Macsen? --
Straight Line, idly curious

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DOWNCHALLENGER was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute fight.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT won victory over VURZHAL UR in a 2 minute Bloodfeud battle.
HI-JINX demolished TABETA UNIS in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
DARON EL viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 4 minute one-sided contest.
OBIDA PANIRI was bested by PYRO in a 3 minute gruesome brawl.
MARSHALL overpowered STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MAXIMUS devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KHALUM'S MIDGET handily defeated 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   8 -  0      38  |

Turn 516 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HI-JINX 6674               10   3  0  122 PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (544)
WALL OF STEEL    ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656   12   5  1   60 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
BASHING ATTACK   MARSHALL 6673               8   7  1   42 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TABETA UNIS 6405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PYRO 6678.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALEXANDER THE GREAT 
6656, HI-JINX 6674, VURZHAL UR 6618, MARSHALL 6673, DOWNCHALLENGER 6722, OBIDA PANIRI 
6700, MAXIMUS 6718, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, TABETA UNIS 6405, and STRAIGHT LINE 6714.

The least popular fighter this week was STRAIGHT LINE 6714.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TABETA UNIS 6405, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, MAXIMUS 6718, OBIDA 
PANIRI 6700, DOWNCHALLENGER 6722, MARSHALL 6673, VURZHAL UR 6618, HI-JINX 6674, 
ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656, and PYRO 6678.

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

DARON EL (17-6414) MIDDLE WAY (484)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOE 4772 (119-59-0)                    3  3  0         WISH YOU WERE HERE   

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONOR LARKIN 4974 (98-38-3)            6  3  0         OLD FRIENDS          
ACK ATTACK 3599 (78-54-0)              3  3  0         EAGLE'S NEST         
DOMINO 3227 (67-50-2)                  2  3  0         THE OFFENDERS        

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOTTI 5991 (12-4-2)                    3  3  0         ITALIAN FOOTBALL     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARK MAGICIAN 6417 (12-3-0)            5  3  0         LET'S DUEL!          

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
EXODUS 6327 (7-1-0)                    5  3  0         THE OLD TESTAMENT    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VAMPIRE LORD 6640 (5-3-0)              2  3  0         LET'S DUEL!          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LITTLE JOHN 6683 (1-0-0)               7  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
ZACH ATTACK 6679 (1-0-0)               6  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
LT SPORRE 6636 (0-0-0)                 3  3  0         82ND ILLINOIS        
BOO!!! 6621 (0-1-0)                    2  3  0         SURPISE!             
EXODIA NECROSS 6654 (1-1-0)            2  3  0         LET'S DUEL!          
KURT RAMBIS 3263 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         LEGION OF DUMB       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAHA VAILO 6720 (0-0-0)                1  3  0  DEAD   LET'S DUEL!