DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/14/2008    Duedate: 01/26/2008

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARTEMIDORUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6864) [15-5-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARTEMIDORUS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        
(17-6864) [15-5-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARTEMIDORUS                    ARTEMIDORUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6864) [15-5-0,103]         (17-6864) [15-5-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH INCARNATE (558)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            37
2. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       16      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     10      Unchartered Team
4. 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)      0
5. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)    -2      QUASI-LEGAL OPS (500)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     46  20  2 69.7   1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     7  7 0
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 427 346 18 55.2   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   41  44  2 48.2   3/ 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   4  3 0
 4- 4 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)   42  50  3 45.7   4/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  3  6 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         379 555  7 40.6   5- 5 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)   1  2 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 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ALJAFIR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for YAREK 
ZURN?  MIDDLE WAY's proud of him after beating EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  ROONEY's match with XAVIORA YOHL cost him a 
loss of 3 points!  What a putz!  JACK THE RIPPER fights so hard to be Duelmaster, 
then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  Was that a 
tear I saw in ARTEMIDORUS' eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't VIOLET 
ORC fit to be tied!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  
Don't ask me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  1ST NORTHERN ORCS was the most avoided team.  Is a 42-50-3 record 
really that scary?  I don't know what DEATH INCARNATE's been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from 1ST NORTHERN ORCS, that's fer sher.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Everyone has problems, but why did FIELDS 
OF ELYSIUM send COMMODUS to the Dark Arena?  He had a 3-1-0, and I thought he looked 
neat on the sands...  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864             15   5  0   103       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          9   2  0   115       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-N- MOCK 5378                 11  10  1    93       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIOLET ORC 6783              20  29  0    89       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           18  14  0    73       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-QUINTUS 6913                  7   2  2    71       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERCINGETORIX 6950            7   2  0    59       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 THE RED BARON 6952            4   2  1    57       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935            10   6  0    49       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925          9   9  0    36       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROONEY 6906                   7  15  0    36       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-N- FEAR 5398                  7   3  0    33       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)
-NOVELLUS 6911                 6   2  0    32       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-N-DISPAIR 5394                6   0  1    30       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            5  13  0    28       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAREK ZURN 6955               1   1  0    21       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-N-FAITHLESS 5397              3   7  1    17       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUM 3 6956              0  1 0 DEATH INCARNATE 558  MOUNTAIN TROLL        580  NONE
BUM 4 6957              0  1 0 DEATH INCARNATE 558  HIGH ELF              580  NONE
COMMODUS 6930           3  2 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 WURM KIN              580  NONE
SIZE 18 DUD 6958        0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 HIGH ELF              580  NONE
YELLOW ORC 6860        11 21 1 HEROESANDFOUNDON 475 N- MOCK 5378          578  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Artemidorus -- I didn't enjoy that, you know.  But at least I survived it, which must
count for something. -- Stelra Tirins

Vercingetorix -- Oh, it's you. -- Tamarin Mellirn
P.S.  What else is there to say?  "Thanks for beating me up"?  You humans apparently
think an elf can make anything pretty, but there ARE limits, I promise you.

Osksi Noble, hmm?  I'll take two. -- Xaviora Yohl

Hmm, Xaviora was right about this guy.  He's an overpush. -- Grishort Hurm

Commodus -- How unaccommodating of you. -- Yarek Zurn

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COMMODUS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUM 4 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BUM 3 was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SIZE 18 DUD was assassinated by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ARTEMIDORUS viciously subdued VIOLET ORC in a popular 2 minute gory Title contest.
STELRA TIRINS subdued THE RED BARON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
XAVIORA YOHL overpowered ROONEY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TAMARIN MELLIRN was handily defeated by VERCINGETORIX in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRISHORT HURM was vanquished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
YAREK ZURN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  10 -  2      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        22 -  18 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  17 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  17 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 580 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ARTEMIDORUS 6864           15   5  0  103 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
SLASHING ATTACK  VERCINGETORIX 6950          7   2  0   59 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE RED BARON 6952          4   2  1   57 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ARTEMIDORUS 6864.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ARTEMIDORUS 6864.  The ten other most popular fighters were XAVIORA YOHL 
6935, BUM 3 6956, STELRA TIRINS 6868, THE RED BARON 6952, VERCINGETORIX 6950, YAREK 
ZURN 6955, ROONEY 6906, TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, COMMODUS 6930, and BUM 4 6957.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VIOLET ORC 6783, SIZE 18 DUD 6958, BUM 4 6957, COMMODUS 6930, 
TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, ROONEY 6906, YAREK ZURN 6955, VERCINGETORIX 6950, THE RED BARON 
6952, and STELRA TIRINS 6868.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes