DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2008    Duedate: 05/17/2008

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUINTUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6913) [11-6-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUINTUS                        POSITION IS EMPTY
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        
(17-6913) [11-6-2,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAMARIN MELLIRN                TIBERIUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6925) [12-14-0,61]         (17-6979) [1-0-0,8]

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)     54
2. I, CLAUDIUS (569)           22      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. DEATH INCARNATE (558)        3      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)           -14
                                       BEARS (109)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     54  29  3 65.1   1/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  10  3 0
 2/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   68  54  3 55.7   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 3/ 0 I, CLAUDIUS (569)         17  21  3 44.7   3/ 3 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     3  3 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         395 579  7 40.6   4/ 0 I, CLAUDIUS (569)         0  5 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 593): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 587): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 589): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): TED D. SEAVER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 564): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 432): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 587): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 589): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 587): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 578): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 564): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 526): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 268): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 249): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 432): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 417): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 387): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 372): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 479): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 593): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 593): PARMENIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 585): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 575): BLACKMOON of ECLIPSE (Fox, mgr.)
              (turn 574): GELEN of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 573): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
                 (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 454): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 Dm  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 441): TIGER TY of WING HOVE (Indimar Fallon, mgr.)
                       (turn 440): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
                                   HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): SERNILLAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You're supposed to wear armor for that, Quintus!  Not that I'm complaining.
Makes my day, you know?

                                    Xaviora Yohl

                                      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 MIDDLE WAY was 
unseated this week as FIELDS OF ELYSIUM moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  AURELIUS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested AMBITIOUS GUARD and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, TAMARIN MELLIRN put 
down VERCINGETORIX, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time out QUINTUS made his bid for the throne as he challenged XAVIORA YOHL in an all 
out contest of skill for possession of the title!  The city has turned out in honor 
of QUINTUS, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position 
in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained 
their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ALJAFIR.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ALJAFIR 
these days is MIDDLE WAY.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of 
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM last week.  Busy avoiding MIDDLE WAY?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
TAMARIN MELLIRN.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear 
lays hold of his heart.  True, NOVELLUS?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of 
GRISHORT HURM?  All the city knows the duel went in favor of NOVELLUS.  I shall not 
fail to spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ALJAFIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINTUS 6913                 11   6  2   111       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          9   2  0   115       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STELRA TIRINS 6868           22  18  0    94       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAVIORA YOHL 6935            16   8  0    87       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 THE RED BARON 6952            9   5  2    80       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 COMMODUS 6962                 8   0  0    76       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOVELLUS 6911                12   4  0    64       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925         12  14  0    61       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AURELIUS 6963                 5   0  0    49       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            6  20  0    38       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VERCINGETORIX 6950            7   4  0    36       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 VLAD THE IMPALER 6961         3   2  0    35       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAREK ZURN 6955               3   7  0    16       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 HENRY VIII 6964               0   1  0     9       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 TIBERIUS 6979                 1   0  0     8       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CLAUDIUS II 6984        0  1 0 I, CLAUDIUS 569      HIGH ELF              588  NONE
MARCELLUS 6987          1  1 1 I, CLAUDIUS 569      SPYMASTER             588  NONE
SACRIFICE 6982          0  1 0 I, CLAUDIUS 569      SHEWISH GIANT         588  NONE
SACRIFICE 3 6981        0  1 0 I, CLAUDIUS 569      BLACK ORC             588  NONE
SACRIFICE II 6983       0  1 0 I, CLAUDIUS 569      SHEWISH GIANT         588  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Red Baron -- I suppose there weren't a lot of choices for the handicapper to play
with, but that was still darned embarrassing. -- Stelra Tirins

Commodus -- For someone who was a lousy emperor, you do much better as a gladiator.
Unfortunately for me. -- Grishort Hurm

Novellus -- If you're a writer, tell me some of your titles.  THEM, I can avoid. --
Tamarin Mellirn

Hey, it wasn't my fault!  I've always had a soft spot for orcs. -- Yarek Zurn
P.S.  And most of them end up putting a dagger in it.  Ouch.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARCELLUS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SACRIFICE 3 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CLAUDIUS II was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
SACRIFICE II was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SACRIFICE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
QUINTUS demolished XAVIORA YOHL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title competition.
NOVELLUS vanquished GRISHORT HURM in a 5 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
VERCINGETORIX was devastated by TAMARIN MELLIRN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
VLAD THE IMPALER handily defeated YAREK ZURN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
THE RED BARON lost to STELRA TIRINS in a popular 1 minute duel.
COMMODUS won victory over KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gory duel.
AURELIUS overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
HENRY VIII was defeated by TIBERIUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        20 -   8 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  18 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  22 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 588 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         3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  5         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   QUINTUS 6913               11   6  2  111 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
AIMED BLOW       STELRA TIRINS 6868         22  18  0   94 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  XAVIORA YOHL 6935          16   8  0   87 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      NOVELLUS 6911              12   4  0   64 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
LUNGING ATTACK   AURELIUS 6963               5   0  0   49 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
SLASHING ATTACK  VERCINGETORIX 6950          7   4  0   36 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TIBERIUS 6979.  The ten other most popular fighters were COMMODUS 6962, 
NOVELLUS 6911, STELRA TIRINS 6868, AURELIUS 6963, QUINTUS 6913, TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, 
VLAD THE IMPALER 6961, SACRIFICE II 6983, THE RED BARON 6952, and HENRY VIII 6964.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YAREK ZURN 6955, VERCINGETORIX 6950, XAVIORA YOHL 6935, 
SACRIFICE 6982, CLAUDIUS II 6984, SACRIFICE 3 6981, MARCELLUS 6987, HENRY VIII 6964, 
THE RED BARON 6952, and SACRIFICE II 6983.