DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/13/2006    Duedate: 03/25/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-532

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EXODUS
THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
(17-6327) [14-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EXODUS                         NYZEIL OGLATA
THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)        PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
(17-6327) [14-2-0,110]         (17-6753) [3-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VURZHAL UR                     EXODUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
(17-6618) [17-29-1,90]         (17-6327) [14-2-0,110]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)     21
2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    19      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
3. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)     16      Unchartered Team
4. ELVEN LORDS OF MYTH (552)    9
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)        7      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)      3   0  0  100   1/ 2 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  5 0
 2/ 2 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   14   2  0 87.5   2/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  6  6 1
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 340 233 14 59.3   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   66  83  3 44.3   4/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     3  0 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         268 427  6 38.6   5/ 5 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   2  1 0
 6/ 6*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   1  19  0  5.0   6/ 6*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  1  9 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 537): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 533): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 531): VURZHAL UR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 529): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (The
                                         Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 522): QUICK STINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 517): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 509): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 470): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): ZOEY of A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 234): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 398): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 377): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 363): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 334): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 331): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 423): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 537): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 533): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 531): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 529): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 522): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 517): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 509): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 470): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 234): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 398): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 377): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 363): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 334): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 331): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 423): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 536): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 516): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 2e4): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
                     (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You didn't really want to be the Duel2Dude, did you, Exodus?  I could tell.  But
I appreciate you taking the time and effort to make it clear that I got this title by
fighting for it, I didn't just stumble into it.  Thanks.  Consider the skills a
gesture on my part to balance the scales.

                                     Vurzhal Ur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ALJAFIR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
MIDDLE WAY is pushed out of top team by BALANCE OF TERROR, who came from 2nd with a 
2-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, TAN ORC fought CONVICTED THIEF and gained 14 points 
and contributed to HEROESANDFOUNDONES' 3-2-1.  STRAIGHT LINE has lost to DANGEROUS 
CRIMINAL, falling 8 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY a 1-4-0 turn.  Well done, 
ALJAFIR, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps VURZHAL UR 
is not as thrilled, being challenged 4 times.  EXODUS challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone MIDDLE WAY's warrior.  We should ask 
EXODUS about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a 
warrior, it's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Vile Vizier until they win.  
Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the BALANCE OF 
TERROR stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ALJAFIR, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided BALANCE OF TERROR stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was THE OLD TESTAMENT.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  The Vile Vizier declares a free round for MAXIMUS and all of 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES, for having revenged BALANCE OF TERROR's FORCAS for killing one of 
their comrades.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, ALJAFIR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ALJAFIR, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EXODUS 6327                  14   2  0   110       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            20  17  0   102       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618              17  29  1    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MAXIMUS 6718                 13   7  2    70       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721         11   6  0    70       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            8   8  0    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           11  12  1    46       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-ETIEN HAXAN 5772             10  13  0    43       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FORCAS 6538                   6   4  1    33       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            3   0  0    30       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 VINN WULF 6755                6   1  0    28       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAN ORC 6784                  1   0  1    14       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 JAEKA AZAZEL 6635             1   1  0    13       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 1   4  0     7       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             1   3  0     6       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               1   0  0     5       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 NOSTRUM BANE 6639             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?
CONVICTED THIEF 626    0  1 0   1                   TAN ORC 6784          532 NONE    
ELF LORD 15 6775       1  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 STONE GOLEM 651       532 NONE    
ELF LORD 16 6785       0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 STONE GOLEM 651       532 NONE    
PURPLE ORC 6754        0  4 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 FORCAS 6538           529 JUST REV
OBIDA PANIRI 6700      9 16 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        MAXIMUS 6718          528 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Erbin Frorlin -- I gotta get out of here.  I'm so close.  Just a few turns as
Duelmaster, and I'm on my way. -- Quivra Ngedo

Maximus -- Ouch!  I think you're ready to graduate. -- Etien Haxan

Vinn Wulf -- I'm so attracted to undefeated fighters.  But now that you've lost,
you've lost your appeal.  You're only an average girl now. -- Forcas

Elf Lord 15 -- So who is the top Elf Lord?  My money is on Elf Lord 7. -- Jaeka
Azazel

Nyzeil Oglata -- Gosh!  Are you one of THE Oglatas from south of the Big Swamp?  I'm
so honored!  I never expected to meet one of YOU.  Gosh. -- Quord Rassel
P.S.  Little guy, aren't you?

Forcas -- Watch it, your balance is slipping! -- Vinn Wulf
P.S.  And your balance is the only thing that protects you from such as ME.  Lose it,
and I'll rip you to shreds.

Quivra Ngedo -- All is revealed!  You are actually one of those rascally, apostate

Odengs!  Your secret is out, and retribution for apostasy will follow in short order.
-- Erbin Frorlin
P.S.  Or possibly not, depending.

Khalum's Midget -- I didn't even see you down there, didn't realize the fight was
starting until it was over.  Bummer. -- Straight Line

Wuivra Ngedo -- How 'bout if I cut your ears off?  Then you won't hear a thing. --
Erbin Frorlin

Etien Haxan -- Tish. -- Straight Line

Forcas -- Better if you don't.  Jorja hates recruiting and might put it off for
MONTHS, leaving us a man short on the team. -- Quord Rassel

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 15 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ELF LORD 16 was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
MAXIMUS handily defeated FORCAS in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud match.
EXODUS vanquished VURZHAL UR in a popular 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title brawl.
JAEKA AZAZEL overpowered QUORD RASSEL in a 4 minute mismatched Challenge match.
QUIVRA NGEDO devastated KHALUM'S MIDGET in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ERBIN FRORLIN was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STRAIGHT LINE was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
VINN WULF vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
NYZEIL OGLATA vanquished BLUE ORC in a 2 minute uneven fight.
VIOLET ORC won victory over NOSTRUM BANE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TAN ORC executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided 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        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  10 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  0      33  |

Turn 532 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                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                14   2  0  110 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIVRA NGEDO 5705          20  17  0  102 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               13   7  2   70 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721       11   6  0   70 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 EXODUS 6327.  The ten other most popular fighters were NOSTRUM BANE 6639, ELF 
LORD 15 6775, NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, ELF LORD 16 6785, MAXIMUS 6718, VURZHAL UR 6618, 
VINN WULF 6755, JAEKA AZAZEL 6635, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, and VIOLET ORC 6783.

The least popular fighter this week was QUORD RASSEL 6772.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE ORC 6761, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, KHALUM'S 
MIDGET 6721, FORCAS 6538, TAN ORC 6784, VIOLET ORC 6783, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, JAEKA 
AZAZEL 6635, and VINN WULF 6755.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

EXODUS (17-6327) THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)