DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/24/2006    Duedate: 05/06/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MAXIMUS
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
(17-6718) [16-7-2,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MAXIMUS                        NYZEIL OGLATA
HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
(17-6718) [16-7-2,101]         (17-6753) [4-2-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VAXTON                         VINN WULF
STEEL WOLVES (269)             MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-2689) [18-21-0,99]         (17-6755) [6-4-0,22]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES (269)          33
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            19      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)        8      Unchartered Team
4. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     5
5. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)      0      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

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)   15   2  0 88.2   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 10  5 1
 2/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)      6   2  0 75.0   2/ 2 STEEL WOLVES (269)        9  4 0
 3/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 350 238 15 59.5   3/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     3  2 0
 4- 4 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   68  86  3 44.2   4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)          3 12 0
 5/ 5 STEEL WOLVES (269)        88 116  6 43.1   5- 3 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   2  3 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         271 439  6 38.2   6- 5 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   1  0 0
 7- 7*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)   1  23  0  4.2   7- 7*ELVEN LORDS OF MYT (552)  0  4 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 540): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): MAXIMUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): WHITE SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (Maximillian)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): KARELLO of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): CAT STEVENS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): REDD of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): OLD HABITS (Father O'Malley, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                   (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
                       (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well this is embarrassing.  I take over the throne because my teammate loses to
Khalhum's Dwarf.  Actually, Khalum's Midget was originally named "Khalhum's Dwarf
II," but the Gladiatorial Commission renamed him without my manager's input or
consent.  My manager wants revenge against the evil Khalhum's Dwarf for killing one
of his top warriors, but we never got a bloodfeud.  Since the Khalhum's Dwarf is a
waste, I certainly hope I do not match up against that platemail-wearing scum with a
blade.  See you next turn.

                                        Your Duelmaster,
                                                  Maximus

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ALJAFIR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with VAXTON?  He 
actually beat HEROESANDFOUNDONES' KHALUM'S MIDGET, and walked away with 17 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at STEEL WOLVES while they watched VAXTON 
clobber KHALUM'S MIDGET.  He lost 14 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  Try as he might, VALDRIC wasn't good enough at persuading MAXIMUS to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
ALJAFIR thinks PHILANTHROPISTS and their 6-2-0 is too much!  If at first you don't 
succeed, give up...  The bums at HEROESANDFOUNDONES couldn't face the challenges from 
PHILANTHROPISTS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, KHALUM'S MIDGET!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.   
     Warriors of ALJAFIR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAXIMUS 6718                 16   7  2   101       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAXTON 2689                  18  21  0    99       STEEL WOLVES (269)
-QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            20  18  0    93       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721         12   8  1    75       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 THORIK 3125                   8   4  0    71       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 VALDRIC 3056                  8   7  1    70       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACUS 3137                   8   3  0    58       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  15  1    49       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAN ORC 6784                  4   0  1    41       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-FORCAS 6538                   7   4  1    40       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725            8  11  0    35       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            4   2  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 WENDOL VARN 6792              2   0  0    27       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755                6   4  0    22       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               3   1  0    21       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 OREK 6751                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             2   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 2   6  0    12       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-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?
VURZHAL UR 6618       17 30 1 MIDDLE WAY 484        KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721  533         
WHATAJOKE 6793         0  1 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      MOUNTAIN TROLL 643    535 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gracus -- (jumping back)  A wolf!  AAAAA!  I can't stand wolves! -- Erbin Frorlin

     Are you allergic to wolf bites?  I know someone who breaks out in bleeding sores
     whenever they get bitten by a wolf. -- Ed.

Valdric -- While I would not go to the lengths of alarm displayed by my somewhat
excitable teammate (it's his red hair), I will admit to being...disquieted to see a
wolf in the fold.  Unfold yourself this instant! -- Straight Line

Tan Orc -- You'd be more convincing in that role if the Commission agreed to pretend
you're an orc, also.  You're not, of course, six-feet-four?  You must be a dwarf. --
Vinn Wulf

Nyzeil Oglata -- (shudder)  I had that once, but I managed to get it exorcised. --
Quord Rassel

Violet Orc -- Huh, not an orc and not female.  I kinda thought a violet orc would be
female. -- Wendol Varn

Ghost of Vurzhal Ur and Jorja -- Sorry about killing Vurzhal Ur.  He deserved to
lose, but not to die.  I was actually hoping to see him graduate. -- Khalum's Midget

Vinn Wulf -- What happened?  With all that experience, I expect a little more from
you. -- Tan Orc

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WHATAJOKE was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
VAXTON devastated KHALUM'S MIDGET in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TAN ORC overcame ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute novice vs. expert upset Challenge match.
BLUE ORC was devastated by WENDOL VARN in a 4 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
VIOLET ORC luckily beat VINN WULF in a 3 minute bloody Challenge match.
MAXIMUS devastated VALDRIC in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
THORIK devastated STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GRACUS handily defeated NYZEIL OGLATA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
QUORD RASSEL won victory over OSKSI NOBLE in a 4 minute duel.
OREK vanquished NORTH FORK RABBLE 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  2      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  12 -  0      20  |

Turn 535 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         1 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MAXIMUS 6718               16   7  2  101 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
LUNGING ATTACK   KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721       12   8  1   75 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
AIMED BLOW       VALDRIC 3056                8   7  1   70 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 
VINN WULF 6755.  The ten other most popular fighters were WENDOL VARN 6792, WHATAJOKE 
6793, TAN ORC 6784, THORIK 3125, OREK 6751, VAXTON 2689, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, VIOLET 
ORC 6783, MAXIMUS 6718, and GRACUS 3137.

The least popular fighter this week was QUORD RASSEL 6772.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, STRAIGHT LINE 6714, VALDRIC 3056, BLUE ORC 
6761, ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, GRACUS 3137, MAXIMUS 6718, VIOLET ORC 6783, KHALUM'S MIDGET 
6721, and VAXTON 2689.