DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/27/2006    Duedate: 04/08/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KHALUM'S MIDGET
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6721) [12-6-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KHALUM'S MIDGET                NYZEIL OGLATA
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
(17-6721) [12-6-1,98]          (17-6753) [3-1-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VAXTON                         GRACUS
STEEL WOLVES (269)             STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-2689) [17-20-0,81]         (17-3137) [6-3-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    63
2. STEEL WOLVES (269)          16      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
3. ELVEN LORDS OF MYTH (552)   16      Unchartered Team
4. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)     13
5. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)      3      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   15   2  0 88.2   1/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  9  4 2
 2/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)      3   1  0 75.0   2/ 1 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   6  7 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 344 234 15 59.5   3/ 0 STEEL WOLVES (269)        3  1 0
 4/ 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   68  86  3 44.2   4/ 5 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   2  1 0
 5/ 0 STEEL WOLVES (269)        82 113  6 42.1   5/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     2  1 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         268 432  6 38.3   6/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          2 13 0
 7/ 6*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   1  21  0  4.5   7/ 6*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  1  6 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 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): 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 520): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): 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 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): 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 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): SAMURAI of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): ROGUES' GALLERY (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, 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 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)
                     (turn 234): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): XANTHIPPE MANWAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian)
                   (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, 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.  Former top team BALANCE OF TERROR was 
unseated this week as HEROESANDFOUNDONES moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-1 record for the round.  KHALUM'S MIDGET caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested VURZHAL UR and was awarded 28 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, VALDRIC put down 
ERBIN FRORLIN, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster EXODUS itself.  This time out QUIVRA NGEDO made hers bid for 
the throne as she challenged EXODUS in an all out contest of skill for possession of 
the title!  Not for nothing has EXODUS in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week it's proven its combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in ALJAFIR seem to feel that they could fight better than 
you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week VURZHAL UR, at 17-30-1, 
departed ALJAFIR forever.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with 
fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ALJAFIR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a 
turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721         12   6  1    98       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            20  18  0    93       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                 14   7  2    89       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 VAXTON 2689                  17  20  0    81       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALDRIC 3056                  7   6  1    66       STEEL WOLVES (269)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORIK 3125                   6   4  0    63       STEEL WOLVES (269)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             11  13  0    55       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           11  13  1    47       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            8   9  0    45       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 FORCAS 6538                   7   4  1    40       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 GRACUS 3137                   6   3  0    34       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            3   1  0    27       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 VINN WULF 6755                6   2  0    26       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TAN ORC 6784                  2   0  1    24       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET ORC 6783               2   0  0     9       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 1   5  0     9       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             1   4  0     7       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 JAEKA AZAZEL 6635             1   2  0     5       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 NOSTRUM BANE 6639             0   2  0     2       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ELFLORD 18 6788        0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 STONE GOLEM 651       533 NONE    
ELFLORD 17 6787        0  1 0 ELVEN LORDS OF MY 552 ARENAMASTER KARGH 648 533 NONE    
PURPLE ORC 6754        0  4 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 FORCAS 6538           529 REVENGED
VURZHAL UR 6618       17 30 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721  533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khalum's Midget -- I am not an apostate!  I am true to the path of my Lord Kjarran!
Do not question my faith ever again! -- Quivra Ngedo

Erbin Frorlin -- I will sacrifice you to Kjarran.  That should prove my loyalty to
the One True God! -- Quivra Ngedo

Maximus -- I thought I had escaped your bloodfeud.  Go away, leave me alone. --
Forcas

Quord Rassel -- That was fun.  Let's try again. -- Jaeka Azazel

Violet Orc -- What an ugly color for an orc.  Tell your manager to put the paint
brush away. -- Nostrum Bane

Erbin Frorlin -- You go after my ears.  I'm going for your heart.  We'll see who
wins! -- Quivra Ngedo

Exodus -- That's a relief!  I wasn't at all sure I could come up with a suitable
column this time.  Go to the Isle with my good will. -- Vurzhal Ur
P.S.  For what it's worth!

Jaeka Azazel -- When you danced around chanting your name that way, I could have
SWORN there was a bee in the arena!  But it isn't really the season for bees, is it?
Good work. -- Quord Rassel
P.S.  I like cute little redheads.  You busy tonight?

So I didn't want to risk being bitten by the Truly Venomous Concubine, sue me.
Nobody said I had to stand still for that stuff. -- Erbin Frorlin

I hate Dangerous Criminals. -- Straight Line
P.S.  And ones that aren't dangerous, too.

Gosh, my aim was off, the Embezzling Scribe only NEARLY died.  Shucks. -- Vinn Wulf

Quivira Ngedo -- Good luck.  You may need it. -- Erbin Frorlin

Forcas -- I'm a girl?  Why did nobody tell me this before? -- Vinn Wulf

Tan Orc -- That was, perhaps, unnecessarily rigorous of you. -- Kherjan, Karnhorn
Arenas Standbys Recruiting Agent

Vinn Wulf -- I didn't do it!  Honest. -- Lex Tethro, non-Embezzling Scribe
P.S.  They're prejudiced against me here.

Straight Line -- Your predictability will be the death of you, and the sooner the
better. -- Terregolis, Dangerous indeed, possibly Criminal, but NOT a dwarf

Erbin Frorlin -- You're a tasty little thing, aren't you?  Come here. -- Lenislichi
of Venjek, "Venomous Concubine"

It Protector Exodus -- They tell me your name means something like "going away,
leaving, not coming back."  Fine, be that way.  See if we care! -- Zagrehj, Assistant
to Arenamaster Kharghal

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELFLORD 18 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ELFLORD 17 was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
QUIVRA NGEDO was demolished by EXODUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ETIEN HAXAN devastated STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FORCAS defeated NYZEIL OGLATA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
JAEKA AZAZEL was vanquished by TAN ORC in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NOSTRUM BANE was beaten by VIOLET ORC in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
KHALUM'S MIDGET assassinated VURZHAL UR in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
MAXIMUS vanquished VAXTON in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ERBIN FRORLIN was vanquished by VALDRIC in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THORIK overpowered VINN WULF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
GRACUS defeated BLUE ORC in a exciting 2 minute match.
QUORD RASSEL was viciously subdued by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  2      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  10 -  2      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  16 -  0      24  |

Turn 533 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     4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721       12   6  1   98 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIVRA NGEDO 5705          20  18  0   93 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               14   7  2   89 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       VALDRIC 3056                7   6  1   66 STEEL WOLVES (269)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VAXTON 2689.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GRACUS 3137.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORCAS 6538, KHALUM'S MIDGET 
6721, VALDRIC 3056, THORIK 3125, TAN ORC 6784, NOSTRUM BANE 6639, ETIEN HAXAN 5772, 
NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, VIOLET ORC 6783, and VURZHAL UR 6618.

The least popular fighter this week was ELFLORD 18 6788.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUORD RASSEL 6772, BLUE ORC 6761, VINN WULF 6755, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, 
VAXTON 2689, JAEKA AZAZEL 6635, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, QUIVRA NGEDO 5705, ELFLORD 17 
6787, and MAXIMUS 6718.

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

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