DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/16/2006    Duedate: 01/28/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXODUS
THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
(17-6327) [11-1-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARSHALL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       
(17-6673) [16-11-1,94]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VURZHAL UR                     EXODUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
(17-6618) [14-28-1,71]         (17-6327) [11-1-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    20
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)             9      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
3. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)      7      Unchartered Team
4. LET'S DUEL! (519)            0
                                       HAIL AND KILL (199)

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)   11   1  0 91.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 1
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 334 222 13 60.1   2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  9 1
 3- 3 LET'S DUEL! (519)         40  52  1 43.5   3/ 3 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   3  0 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         258 417  6 38.2   4- 4 LET'S DUEL! (519)         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 533): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): LION HEARTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 533): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                  (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      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 THE USEROUS MERCHANT and getting 9 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  KHALUM'S MIDGET's match with M. CHARDINEE cost him a 
loss of 8 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  EXODUS stopped VURZHAL UR 
dead in his tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  
Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  MIDDLE WAY was ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why HEROESANDFOUNDONES' been avoiding 
MIDDLE WAY so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can MIDDLE WAY's OBIDA 
PANIRI be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ALJAFIR ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  It was kind of sad, seeing old OBIDA PANIRI stumbling around 
the arena, before MAXIMUS finished her off.  Oh well!  MAXIMUS really fought hard 
against OBIDA PANIRI.  That'll teach MIDDLE WAY not to go and kill any of 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES' guys again, huh!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can 
do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXODUS 6327                  11   1  0    93       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARSHALL 6673                16  11  1    94       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LA JINN 6419                  8   6  1    90       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 MAXIMUS 6718                 11   5  2    80       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 VURZHAL UR 6618              14  28  1    71       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VAMPIRE LORD 6640             6   6  0    63       LET'S DUEL! (519)
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721          9   4  0    61       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            7   5  0    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714            9  10  1    48       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXODIA NECROSS 6654           2   3  0    29       LET'S DUEL! (519)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755                3   0  0    17       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 1   0  0     7       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 PURPLE ORC 6754               0   3  0     3       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RONALD REAGAN 6729     5  3 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 OBIDA PANIRI 6700     527 JUST REV
OBIDA PANIRI 6700      9 16 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        MAXIMUS 6718          528         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Obida Paniri -- I think it is fair to say that we are coming for you. --
Heroesandfoundones

Vinn Wulf -- I am tired of fighting you.  It's a bad match-up for me, and you are a
lousy teacher.  Go beat up someone else. -- Purple Orc

Exodus -- This indicates leaving, right?  So, leave.  I believe I can endure your
absence. -- Vurzhal Ur
P.S.  Although three skills learned to your one is pleasing.
P.P.S.  For one thing, it means I'm still alive.  This is important.
P.P.P.S.  To me, anyway.

Maximus -- You noticed how I called on the gods for strength?  And how they didn't
answer?  It's enough to make one an atheist. -- Straight Line
P.S.  Fat lot of good it does ME to "reconsider this gladiator stuff."  Like I'd get
to retire?  Even if Jorja sent me to the Dark Arena, I'm a Shew, they'd kill me for
sure, whatever bribes I paid.
P.P.S.  Good fight.

Ronald Reagan -- Well, I might not have liked your last movie, but I didn't mean to
do THAT.  And I figure it was at LEAST half the fault of the Infirmary staff.  Too
bad your teammates can't bloodfeud THEM.  Hmm...I wonder if some of the Infirmary
staff could be lured out onto the sands...? -- Obida Paniri the moderately repentant

Well!  The Userous Merchant is Ratani, I see.  That's just another way of saying a
werecat who hasn't been SEEN changing shape, right?  He deserves everything we can do
to him!  Have at! -- Erbin Frorlin

Purple Orc -- Did you choose that color, or did your manager foist it upon you?  It's
gawdawful with your complexion.  Makes you look like you've got jaundice and then
fell into a wine-vat while it was being used. -- Vin Wulf
P.S.  Remind me to find out what vintage that was and avoid it.  Eau de Purple Orc?
I don't think so!

     I don't know, it would certainly be differently pungent.... -- Ed.

Erbin Frorlin -- What kind of nut are you, throwing herbs, I mean, 'erbs at me during
the fight?  What's that supposed to do? -- Gurzam Halli, A Merchant of Ratan trapped,
I say TRAPPED into fighting in the arena in Aljafir, than which there are few worse
fates

Marshall -- Your teammate will revile you.  You just got me angry. -- Morrus
Reltikar, Veteran of many battles

Khalum's Midget -- You think that name is a JOKE?  We who are truly from Khalhums
find you insulting.  Take that! -- Morrus Reltikar, Veteran Mercenary from Khalhums
P.S.  So I seem a little tall for a dwarf?  Ha!  You know nothing about it.  Elevator
boots!

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAXIMUS butchered OBIDA PANIRI in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
EXODUS vanquished VURZHAL UR in a 2 minute brutal uneven Title battle.
KHALUM'S MIDGET was overpowered by M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
MARSHALL overpowered ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STRAIGHT LINE bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute duel.
VINN WULF overpowered PURPLE ORC in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BLUE ORC bested CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 6 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   7 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |

Turn 528 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      EXODUS 6327                11   1  0   93 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
BASHING ATTACK   MARSHALL 6673              16  11  1   94 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               11   5  2   80 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721        9   4  0   61 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       ERBIN FRORLIN 6725          7   5  0   58 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VURZHAL UR 6618.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EXODUS 6327.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAXIMUS 6718, STRAIGHT 
LINE 6714, VURZHAL UR 6618, MARSHALL 6673, VINN WULF 6755, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, 
OBIDA PANIRI 6700, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, PURPLE ORC 6754, and BLUE ORC 6761.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE ORC 6761.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PURPLE ORC 6754, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, OBIDA PANIRI 6700, KHALUM'S MIDGET 
6721, VINN WULF 6755, MARSHALL 6673, VURZHAL UR 6618, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, MAXIMUS 
6718, and EXODUS 6327.