DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/30/2008    Duedate: 07/12/2008

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-592

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAMARIN MELLIRN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6925) [14-16-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAMARIN MELLIRN                POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-6925) [14-16-0,88]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAMARIN MELLIRN                VERCINGETORIX
MIDDLE WAY (484)               DEATH INCARNATE (558)
(17-6925) [14-16-0,88]         (17-6950) [11-4-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            21
2. GLADIATORS (569)            19      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     13      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       11
                                       UNGRATEFUL DEAD (288)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     60  30  3 66.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 2/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   74  61  3 54.8   2/ 3 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     5  1 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         405 589  7 40.7   3/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   5  4 0
 4/ 5 GLADIATORS (569)          22  33  4 40.0   4/ 4 GLADIATORS (569)          5  7 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Darkfall #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the hills northwest of Jurine:

     "Why us, here?" Fool's Gold asked.
     Moonjumper lowered the spyglass and rubbed her forehead.  "Because it has to be
somebody and we didn't duck fast enough?"  She handed the glass to Cadal.
     "I hate this thing," the Murskan muttered, raising it.  "Using it makes my head
ache.  But Fool has a point.  Or a question.  Why send us--or anyone--to Jurine?
     "Us, because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine<' Moonjumper said.
"Here... because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine, and it seems... odd."
     "City of a Thousand Pleasures," Cadal said, scanning it with the glass.
"They're too busy being decadent to notice anything wrong outside their walls."
     "Maybe."  Fool's Gold was frowning now, squinting at the distant city as though
he could make out details simply by concentrating.  "But that would make it easy to
infiltrate, and it isn't all that far from the captial.  And I still think the Black
Kalive is interested in doing more than just building his power base around Kurukar.
I'd bet my retirement lands against an eggshell that he wants to make himself
Kjarran's Satrap for the Empire."
     "But, Fool, he CAN'T!" Moonjumper protested.  "It's a question of legitimacy,
and without the bloodline from the first Satrap, he just doesn't have it."
     "As regent for his sister's kids, who DO have the bloodline--"
     "Okay, point.  And that would be... a disaster," Moonjumper agreed.  "The
reports out of Kurukar--purges, tortures, blood scarifices--"
     "Yeah.  So I guess we have to infiltrate Jurine oursleves and check it out,"
Cadal said as he lowered the spyglass.  "If there are any watchers between here and
the walls, I'm not seeing them, either."
     "Or much activity of any kind," Fool added.  "Shouldn't there be people in the
fields?"
     The three gladiators looked at each other and nodded.
     "Something is wrong down there," Fool's Gold said, "whether it's the hand of the
Black Kaliv or not.  Let's go find out what."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): THINKER of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): ODALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 391): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): GENX PERFECT HITS (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 291): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I simply didn't have *time* for a long fight today, Commodus.  So many things
to do in preparation for my going-away party, you know.

                                    Xaviora Yohl

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by NOVELLUS, of 
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM, who despite a 14-6-0 couldn't overcome ALJAFIR's Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in ALJAFIR is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DEATH INCARNATE, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of DEATH INCARNATE, so did that sorry 
team shy from DEATH INCARNATE If challenges were horses, TAMARIN MELLIRN could open 
up a fast food joint!  Take heed ALJAFIR, of the unprincipled action of 
VERCINGETORIX.  By challenging GRISHORT HURM, 17 points below him, VERCINGETORIX 
besmirches the noble art of dueling.  VERCINGETORIX defeated GRISHORT HURM with a 
point difference of 17.  So this is what ALJAFIR calls a duel.  This will make an 
interesting tale.  My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched 
fight, THE RED BARON and TAMARIN MELLIRN.  Are DEATH INCARNATE unwilling to engage in 
a fair fight?  I thought THE RED BARON showed great skill and promise when he was 
overcame by TAMARIN MELLIRN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond 
my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an 
overtaxed simile, I now bid ALJAFIR farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925         14  16  0    88       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          9   2  0   115       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-QUINTUS 6913                 11   6  2   111       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMMODUS 6962                 9   3  0    83       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 NOVELLUS 6911                14   6  0    82       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE RED BARON 6952            9   6  2    65       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 VERCINGETORIX 6950           11   4  0    62       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLAD THE IMPALER 6961         4   2  0    48       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            6  24  0    42       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-AURELIUS 6963                 5   2  0    37       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIBERIUS 6979                 4   0  0    33       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAREK ZURN 6955               4  10  0    22       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 LUCIUS 6996                   2   2  1    20       GLADIATORS (569)
 GERMANICUS 6999               2   2  0    19       GLADIATORS (569)
 HENRY VIII 6964               1   1  0    18       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 URSILA VINE 7006              1   1  0     7       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Novellus -- How tedious of you.  I am reminded of kneading bread:  smash, punch,
slam, and it springs back unfazed.  Ack. -- Tamarin Mellirn

Vercingetorix -- All is now clear!  A trader in exotic animals has explained to me
that you are simply saving up to get yourself an orix, which he says is a kind of
antelope.  He couldn't tell me why you want one, but that's okay, I don't need to
know. -- Grishort Hurm

Tiberius -- I thought you were a river, and I was hoping you'd get polluted before
the fight.  Oh, well. -- Yarek Zurn

Lucius -- Lovely!  I had *hoped* my first fight would go like that.  I'm trying to
establish a bias, you see. -- Ursila Vine

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE RED BARON was devastated by TAMARIN MELLIRN in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
VERCINGETORIX viciously subdued GRISHORT HURM in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
GERMANICUS savagely defeated URSILA VINE in a 6 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
XAVIORA YOHL defeated NOVELLUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's fight.
COMMODUS devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VLAD THE IMPALER devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HENRY VIII handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a dull 3 minute uneven fight.
YAREK ZURN was viciously subdued by LUCIUS in a 2 minute expert vs. novice upset duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   7 -  1      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  29 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 592 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         1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       COMMODUS 6962               9   3  0   83 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
TOTAL PARRY      NOVELLUS 6911              14   6  0   82 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE RED BARON 6952          9   6  2   65 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
SLASHING ATTACK  VERCINGETORIX 6950         11   4  0   62 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
LUNGING ATTACK   VLAD THE IMPALER 6961       4   2  0   48 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 VERCINGETORIX 6950.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUCIUS 6996, 
TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, NOVELLUS 6911, COMMODUS 6962, VLAD THE IMPALER 6961, GRISHORT 
HURM 6929, GERMANICUS 6999, THE RED BARON 6952, HENRY VIII 6964, and YAREK ZURN 6955.

The least popular fighter this week was URSILA VINE 7006.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were YAREK ZURN 6955, HENRY VIII 6964, THE RED BARON 6952, 
GERMANICUS 6999, GRISHORT HURM 6929, VLAD THE IMPALER 6961, COMMODUS 6962, NOVELLUS 
6911, TAMARIN MELLIRN 6925, and LUCIUS 6996.

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

XAVIORA YOHL (17-6935) MIDDLE WAY (484)