DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/27/2006    Duedate: 03/11/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VURZHAL UR
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6618) [17-28-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VURZHAL UR                     NYZEIL OGLATA
MIDDLE WAY (484)               PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
(17-6618) [17-28-1,110]        (17-6753) [2-0-0,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VURZHAL UR                     VURZHAL UR
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6618) [17-28-1,110]        (17-6618) [17-28-1,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    21
2. ELVEN LORDS OF MYTH (552)   20      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
3. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     19      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)        8
5. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)    -15      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)      2   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   13   2  0 86.7   2/ 2 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  4 1
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 337 231 13 59.3   3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  3  9 0
 4/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   64  81  3 44.1   4/ 5*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     2  0 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         267 423  6 38.7   5/ 4 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   2  1 0
 6/ 6*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   1  17  0  5.6   6/ 6*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  1  7 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 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): 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 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for KHALUM'S MIDGET, 
who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing STRAIGHT LINE like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was VINN WULF, who 
dropped 13 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with FORCAS.  Unlike 
most arenas, EXODUS managed to get its challenge off against the 16-28-1 VURZHAL UR.  
It's a proud day for the MIDDLE WAY stable, as their warrior, VURZHAL UR, ascended 
the Duelmaster's throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid MIDDLE WAY, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ALJAFIR really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause THE OLD 
TESTAMENT beats feet every time MIDDLE WAY smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well 
just about everybody wants a piece of VURZHAL UR, who was this week's most challenged 
warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, ETIEN HAXAN went after 
MAXIMUS, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when the dust settled, ETIEN HAXAN was 
defeated by MAXIMUS.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618              17  28  1   110       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            19  17  0    94       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 EXODUS 6327                  13   2  0    94       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721         11   5  0    74       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 MAXIMUS 6718                 12   7  2    67       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            8   7  0    64       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           11  11  1    54       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             10  13  0    43       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORCAS 6538                   6   3  1    33       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            2   0  0    23       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 VINN WULF 6755                5   1  0    16       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ELF LORD 15 6775              1   0  0    10       ELVEN LORDS OF MYTH (552)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 1   3  0     6       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             1   2  0     5       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 JAEKA AZAZEL 6635             0   1  0     1       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ELF LORD 13 6773       0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 STONE GOLEM 651       531 NONE    
ELF LORD 14 6774       0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 HIGH ELF 644          531 NONE    
RONALD REAGAN 6729     5  3 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 OBIDA PANIRI 6700     527 REVENGED
PURPLE ORC 6754        0  4 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 FORCAS 6538           529         
OBIDA PANIRI 6700      9 16 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        MAXIMUS 6718          528 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Erbin Frorlin -- No cursing in the arena.  It hurts my ears.  Then I have to hurt
you. -- Quvra Ngedo

Straight Line -- Next time, I'm gonna put a few curves in your line. -- Etien Haxan

Quord Rassel -- Sorry about the beat down.  I was expecting a bloodfeud challenge.
Oh, I haven't killed anyone from your team yet, have I?  Maybe next time. -- Forcas

Philantropists -- Here too? -- Noachian, mgr. Balance of Terror

Elven Lords of Myth -- I hope you plan to do more than just DA. -- Noachian

Etien Haxan -- Go on with your "balancing act" if you must, but it is better and just
as level to walk a... Straight Line
P.S.  That wasn't SUPPOSED to be my name, but somebody somewhere (and I suspect my
manager of engaging in rampant sloth) goofed up.

Forcas -- I don't care WHAT you do, I STILL think your terror is unbalanced! -- Quord
Rassel
P.S.  You might try carrying lead weights in one pocket and feathers in the other.

Quivra Ngedo -- I've never seen anyone use the "three-card trick" to such devastating
effect in the arena.  Use it on someone else next time, please. -- Erbin Frorlin

Maximus -- Bad luck for you, good work for me.  I can't say that I was impressed by
the tender solicitude of the orderlies and the Infirmarian.  If you want backup for
giving them a well-earned lump or two, feel free to call upon me. -- Vurzhal Ur

Blue Orc -- If you say so, but, again, it just seems odd for you to be listed as a
half elf. -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  Since you are, amongst other things, obviously not HALF, you're all there.  I
can tell.

Etien Haxan -- The fans aren't paying ME.  And I like a really short fight that ends
before people start hitting me.  Can you blame me for that? -- Straight Line

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

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELF LORD 13 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ELF LORD 14 was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
EXODUS was viciously subdued by VURZHAL UR in a 3 minute Challenge Title match.
ETIEN HAXAN was devastated by MAXIMUS in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
NYZEIL OGLATA demolished QUORD RASSEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
FORCAS vanquished VINN WULF in a 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
QUIVRA NGEDO devastated ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KHALUM'S MIDGET handily defeated STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLUE ORC lost to EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute novice's duel.
JAEKA AZAZEL was vanquished by ELF LORD 15 in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  1      29  |

Turn 531 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIVRA NGEDO 5705          19  17  0   94 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
PARRY-LUNGE      EXODUS 6327                13   2  0   94 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721       11   5  0   74 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               12   7  2   67 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       ERBIN FRORLIN 6725          8   7  0   64 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 VURZHAL UR 6618.  The ten other most popular fighters were EXODUS 6327, MAXIMUS 
6718, ELF LORD 13 6773, NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, FORCAS 6538, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, KHALUM'S 
MIDGET 6721, ELF LORD 15 6775, QUORD RASSEL 6772, and ELF LORD 14 6774.

The least popular fighter this week was JAEKA AZAZEL 6635.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE ORC 6761, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, VINN 
WULF 6755, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, ELF LORD 14 6774, QUORD RASSEL 6772, ELF LORD 15 6775, 
KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, and QUIVRA NGEDO 5705.