DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2008    Duedate: 02/09/2008

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ARTEMIDORUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6864) [16-5-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ARTEMIDORUS                    POSITION IS EMPTY
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        
(17-6864) [16-5-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ARTEMIDORUS                    TAMARIN MELLIRN
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6864) [16-5-0,109]         (17-6925) [9-10-0,37]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     38
2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     4      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. DEATH INCARNATE (558)        4      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)             3
5. 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)      0      THE FRAGGLES (308)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     47  23  3 67.1   1/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   8  4 0
 2/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 428 347 18 55.2   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 3/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   45  45  2 50.0   3/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     4  9 1
 4- 4 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)   42  50  3 45.7   4/ 4 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  3  4 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         380 559  7 40.5   5- 5 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)   0  2 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 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 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, 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 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, 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 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): 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 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): 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 519): 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 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): 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  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ALJAFIR.  Like, DEATH INCARNATE had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by FIELDS OF ELYSIUM!  Way to go 
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM!  MVP award for XAVIORA YOHL?  MIDDLE WAY's proud of her after 
beating VERCINGETORIX and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  YAREK 
ZURN's match with AURELIUS cost him a loss of 16 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think ARTEMIDORUS should let STELRA TIRINS be 
Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said 
ALJAFIR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Vile Vizier?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of MIDDLE WAY must be 
getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I 
don't?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are FIELDS OF ELYSIUM?  MIDDLE WAY, an easy 
team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is 
GRISHORT HURM popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of ALJAFIR!  He's 
got a 5-14-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ALJAFIR ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What a bummer!  ROONEY got wasted by THE RED BARON!  But 
with a 7-16-0, I guess HEROESANDFOUNDONES aren't too bummed.  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really should stop.  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS 6864             16   5  0   109       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)
 VIOLET ORC 6783              21  29  0    92       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINTUS 6913                  7   3  2    74       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           18  15  0    73       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935            11   6  0    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 THE RED BARON 6952            5   2  2    64       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERCINGETORIX 6950            7   3  0    45       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 NOVELLUS 6911                 7   2  0    39       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925          9  10  0    37       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-N- FEAR 5398                  7   3  0    33       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)
-N-DISPAIR 5394                6   0  1    30       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            5  14  0    29       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-N-FAITHLESS 5397              3   7  1    17       1ST NORTHERN ORCS (424)
 AURELIUS 6963                 1   0  0    17       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 YAREK ZURN 6955               1   2  0     5       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 COMMODUS 6962                 1   0  0     5       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 VLAD THE IMPALER 6961         0   1  0     1       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUM 5 6960              0  1 0 DEATH INCARNATE 558  BANDIT PRINCE         581  NONE
ROONEY 6906             7 16 0 HEROESANDFOUNDON 475 THE RED BARON 6952    581   
YELLOW ORC 6860        11 21 1 HEROESANDFOUNDON 475 N- MOCK 5378          578  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Red Baron -- Pizza?  What a great idea!  I'll have mine with everything...except
anchovies.  Stinking little fishes, not my cup or tea.  Euwh, the thought of anchovy
tea...not good.  Definitely not my cup of tea. -- Stelra Tirins

Rooney -- Why, thank you, sir.  You are a true gentleman.  I will bring you cookies
in the Infirmary.  Or a cake, if you need help getting out. -- Xaviora Yohl
P.S.  I have heard that some of the Infirmary crew are very insistent, and probably
not very nice, about keeping people in as long as possible.
P.P.S.  Obviously, it would be a cake with a file in it.  Cookies are too small.
Well, maybe a pan of uncut bar cookies.  Hmm.  Let me think about this.

Vercingetorix -- You couldn't rip my face off, it's a mask that would just come away
in your hands, so there!  And besides that, it's got superglue on the outside, so
that if you DID rip it off, it would stick to your hands and you couldn't hold a
sword well.  So nyah nyah nyah. -- Tamarin Mellir

Oh, gods, everybody, please, do NOT tell Jorja I lost to an Ambitious Guard.  She
gets so INTENSE about stuff like that.  Which, given our truly miniscule pay, seems
unreasonable. -- Grishort Hurm

I believe I will buy the Embezzling Scribe a drink.  This win, my first, makes me
feel much better about gladiating.  Plus, the fact that the E. Scribe was ranked so
far above me, relatively speaking, anyway, AND I beat him just PROVES that I have
potential and may become quite adequate at this stuff.  At least, that's my story and
I'm sticking to it. -- Yarek Zurn

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUM 5 was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ARTEMIDORUS vanquished STELRA TIRINS in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
QUINTUS was subdued by VIOLET ORC in a crowd pleasing 2 minute uneven fight.
VERCINGETORIX was devastated by XAVIORA YOHL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE RED BARON murdered ROONEY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TAMARIN MELLIRN lost to NOVELLUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
GRISHORT HURM was savagely defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 8 minute brawl.
YAREK ZURN was savagely defeated by AURELIUS in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
VLAD THE IMPALER lost to COMMODUS in a 1 minute novice's 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  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -   9 -  3      74  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  17 -  0      26  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 581 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       ARTEMIDORUS 6864           16   5  0  109 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
BASHING ATTACK   QUINTUS 6913                7   3  2   74 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  XAVIORA YOHL 6935          11   6  0   66 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  VERCINGETORIX 6950          7   3  0   45 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
TOTAL PARRY      NOVELLUS 6911               7   2  0   39 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
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 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUINTUS 
6913, ARTEMIDORUS 6864, THE RED BARON 6952, AURELIUS 6963, XAVIORA YOHL 6935, 
NOVELLUS 6911, COMMODUS 6962, BUM 5 6960, VIOLET ORC 6783, and STELRA TIRINS 6868.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VLAD THE IMPALER 6961, YAREK ZURN 6955, ROONEY 6906, 
VERCINGETORIX 6950, STELRA TIRINS 6868, VIOLET ORC 6783, BUM 5 6960, COMMODUS 6962, 
NOVELLUS 6911, and XAVIORA YOHL 6935.