DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2006    Duedate: 02/11/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-529

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXODUS
THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
(17-6327) [12-1-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXODUS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)        
(17-6327) [12-1-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VURZHAL UR                     VINN WULF
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6618) [15-28-1,89]         (17-6755) [4-0-0,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            58
2. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)     10      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
3. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)      7      Unchartered Team
4. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)   -24
                                        (169)

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)   12   1  0 92.3   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)         10  5 1
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 334 227 13 59.5   2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  5 10 1
 3/ 0 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   60  78  3 43.5   3/ 3 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   3  0 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         263 417  6 38.7   4/ 0 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   2  1 1

    '*'   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 534): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): 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 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): DOWD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for VURZHAL UR, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing MAXIMUS 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  MAXIMUS was subdued by VURZHAL UR and drops 15 points.  Going for 
the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was HEROESANDFOUNDONES' 
MARSHALL, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by EXODUS.  An apple a day 
keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Congrats to VURZHAL UR for revenging the 
death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding MAXIMUS a bit of dirt).  Ask not 
the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ALJAFIR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it 
(boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXODUS 6327                  12   1  0   103       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARSHALL 6673                16  12  1    92       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618              15  28  1    89       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            17  17  0    84       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            8   5  0    69       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                 11   6  2    65       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           10  10  1    59       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721          9   5  0    54       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             10  11  0    41       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755                4   0  0    23       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 FORCAS 6538                   4   3  1    16       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             1   0  0    12       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 1   1  0     6       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PURPLE ORC 6754        0  4 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 FORCAS 6538           529         
RONALD REAGAN 6729     5  3 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 OBIDA PANIRI 6700     527 REVENGED
OBIDA PANIRI 6700      9 16 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        MAXIMUS 6718          528 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maximus -- I must consider that a MOST unfriendly bout!  But then, I suppose I could
be said to have had it coming.  Thing is, I didn't WANT it to come.  (sigh)  I don't
suppose Ronald Reagan did, either.  Oh, well. -- Ghost of Obida Paniir
P.S.  Head, jaw, head, head, and jaw?  Sounds to me like aiming at my vitals, eh?
P.P.S.  Yes, despite what Jorja says, or said, I did consider my head a "vital" part
of my body!
P.P.P.S.  I have heard of one manager who always tries to kill whoever killed one of
his warriors, thus, if he meets the wrong OTHER manager, keeping a descending spiral
of death going and generally leaving a bad taste in the arena.  Jorja doesn't do
that.  While on the one hand, I'm rather indignant to know that she doesn't even plan
to bloodfeud, on the other hand, I'm dead, so I don't really care.

Exodus -- And the faster you leave, the happier I'll be about the whole thing. --
Vurzhal Ur
P.S.  I'd be glad to leave myself, if it could be arranged any way short of dying.

Marshall -- What, you thought I was too tall?  You're a fine one to talk! -- Erbin
Frorlin

I draw a line at usery, and I have no hesitation in making sure that merchant knows
it. -- Straight Line

Purple Orc -- No, seriously, that is just not a good color for you.  I bet you'd do
better in, I dunno, maybe a bright, sunny yellow? -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  I'd be glad to "go beat up someone else," but Jorja never, well, almost never,
bestirs herself to issue challenges or avoids.

Ed. -- Yes...I think that is a fair description. -- Vinn Wulf

Gurzam Halli, merchant of Ratan but userous just the same -- I was throwing 'erbs at
you during our match last time to give you seasoning.  You need it. -- Erbin Frorlin,
philanthropist

Marshall --
     I take bloody dagger in hand, having borrowed it from Snide Clemens, to write to
you from "a warmer location."  Yep, it's warm here, just like the agent said.  And
that's just the temperature!  The POLITICAL climate is HOT.  Factions here, factions
there, avaricious chieftains just over the border, and a few plain old bandits.
Nothing of an epic quality, but plenty of action.  Come down and visit! -- Tabeta
Unis

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EXODUS bested MARSHALL in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
MAXIMUS was vanquished by VURZHAL UR in a 1 minute uneven battle.
QUIVRA NGEDO demolished KHALUM'S MIDGET in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ERBIN FRORLIN bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute contest.
STRAIGHT LINE overpowered ETIEN HAXAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
FORCAS dispatched PURPLE ORC in a 1 minute fight.
BLUE ORC was viciously subdued by VINN WULF in a 4 minute amateur's match.
QUORD RASSEL handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 529 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      EXODUS 6327                12   1  0  103 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
BASHING ATTACK   MARSHALL 6673              16  12  1   92 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       ERBIN FRORLIN 6725          8   5  0   69 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               11   6  2   65 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721        9   5  0   54 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
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 VINN WULF 6755.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARSHALL 6673, EXODUS 
6327, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, VURZHAL UR 6618, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, 
FORCAS 6538, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, and PURPLE ORC 6754.

The least popular fighter this week was QUORD RASSEL 6772.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MAXIMUS 6718, BLUE ORC 6761, PURPLE ORC 6754, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, 
KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, FORCAS 6538, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, VURZHAL UR 
6618, and STRAIGHT LINE 6714.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MARSHALL (17-6673) HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI