DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2008    Duedate: 01/10/2009

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-605

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUINTUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6913) [12-6-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUINTUS                        POSITION IS EMPTY
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        
(17-6913) [12-6-2,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VERCINGETORIX                  SALARA LORMIN
DEATH INCARNATE (558)          MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6950) [15-5-1,85]          (17-7037) [7-2-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     48
2. GLADIATORS (569)            36      DEATH INCARNATE (558)
3. MIDDLE WAY (484)            10      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH INCARNATE (558)       -7
                                       THE FALLEN ANGELS (261)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     66  32  4 67.3   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 2/ 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   87  72  3 54.7   2/ 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   3  2 0
 3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)         441 618  9 41.6   3/ 3 GLADIATORS (569)          3 10 0
 4/ 3 GLADIATORS (569)          27  53  4 33.8   4/ 2 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     2  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 608): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): THE CYCLOPS of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see TIBERIUS win a fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
AURELIUS beat VERCINGETORIX and VERCINGETORIX lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as QUINTUS takes the Title and 
last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Vile Vizier, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ALJAFIR's 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ALJAFIR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  MIDDLE WAY the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the ALJAFIR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see 
the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUINTUS 6913                 12   6  2   115       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JACK THE RIPPER 6803          9   2  0   115       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 AURELIUS 6963                12   2  0   109       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE RED BARON 6952           11   7  2    86       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 VERCINGETORIX 6950           15   5  1    85       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 GERMANICUS 6999               7   3  0    70       GLADIATORS (569)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URSILA VINE 7006             12   3  1    61       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              10  17  0    61       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            7  36  0    57       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBERIUS 6979                 5   0  0    55       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010              9   4  1    49       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-VLAD THE IMPALER 6961         4   2  0    48       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037            7   2  0    38       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HENRY VIII 6964               1   1  0    18       DEATH INCARNATE (558)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD ROMAN 24 7042      0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 SHEWISH GIANT         605  NONE
MARCUS 7043             0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 STONE GOLEM           605  NONE
DEAD ROMAN 31 7049      0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       STONE GOLEM           605  NONE
DEAD ROMAN 32 7050      0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       SPYMASTER             605  NONE
GLADIUS 7048            0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       SHEWISH GIANT         605  NONE
GLADIUS II 7045         0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       ARENAMASTER KARG      605  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Red Baron -- Thank you!  I had been dreading my match, having heard a rumor that
that the Arenamaster, or possibly the handicapper, or, well, probably Kharfa, the
assistant to the assistant to the Arenamaster, has it out for me and planned to match
me against the Khalhums Dwarf.  I hate fighting dwarves, you know?  It feels like I'm
hitting kids, and besides, ol' Dugald Hammerhand, our very own Khalhums Dwarf, is
MEAN.  But you spared me that.  I'd much rather lose to a managed gladiator. -- Yarek
Zurn

Germanicus -- Your name confuses me.  I have heard rumor of these "germs" as causers
of disease (when we all know it's really malign humors in the air and water), and
your name brings it to mind.  Do you, ah, "cuss" them?  This sounds like a good thing
to do, on the whole. -- Grishort Hurm

Oh...ah, donkey's ears.  I did NOT want to fight the Dangerous Criminal.  He's always
so annoyed and frankly rather vicious.  I suppose it comes of being a dwarf that's
six foot two.  Is this a Shewish Dwarf?  Anyway, I was set up for a loss!  I hate
that. -- Zalman Arvo

Some days the orcs just won't quit.  What does it gain them?  Do we have Persistent
Orcs and Captured Beggars, for a change? -- Ursila Vine

I don't like guys who come out looking tall, blond, and superior, and I don't care if
he's a Fratsfa Slave or just a jerk.  I gave it to him hot. -- Salara Lormin

Caesar -- Your "Dead Romans" were no challenge.  Send me someone good for a change.
I'm tired of being an exterminator of vermin. -- Arenamaster Karghal

Zalman Arvo -- Your comment about my mother was not appreciated, pond slime. --
Terregolis, called by some a Dangerous Criminal

Ursila Vine -- I hate it when women play with me and then walk away. -- Durok, Orc du
Jour

Salara Lormin -- I didn't do anything to you!  I'm just a poor kidnapped orphan!  I
have a rich family back in Fratsfa that would pay for my safe return!  Help! -- Sonji
of Fratsfa

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARCUS was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ROMAN 31 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DEAD ROMAN 32 was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
GLADIUS was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GLADIUS II was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ROMAN 24 was assassinated by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
THE RED BARON was bested by QUINTUS in a 1 minute Title duel.
AURELIUS overpowered VERCINGETORIX in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
YAREK ZURN was bested by GERMANICUS in a popular 1 minute competition.
SALARA LORMIN was unbelievably bested by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute melee.
GRISHORT HURM was vanquished by TIBERIUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
URSILA VINE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
ZALMAN ARVO overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  18 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 605 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  5         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   QUINTUS 6913               12   6  2  115 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
LUNGING ATTACK   AURELIUS 6963              12   2  0  109 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE RED BARON 6952         11   7  2   86 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
SLASHING ATTACK  VERCINGETORIX 6950         15   5  1   85 DEATH INCARNATE (558)
TOTAL PARRY      GERMANICUS 6999             7   3  0   70 GLADIATORS (569)
AIMED BLOW       TIBERIUS 6979               5   0  0   55 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010            9   4  1   49 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VERCINGETORIX 6950.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SALARA LORMIN 7037.  The ten other most popular fighters were YAREK ZURN 
6955, GERMANICUS 6999, QUINTUS 6913, AURELIUS 6963, TIBERIUS 6979, ZALMAN ARVO 7010, 
DEAD ROMAN 24 7042, THE RED BARON 6952, VERCINGETORIX 6950, and URSILA VINE 7006.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GLADIUS II 7045, GLADIUS 7048, DEAD ROMAN 32 7050, DEAD ROMAN 
31 7049, MARCUS 7043, URSILA VINE 7006, VERCINGETORIX 6950, THE RED BARON 6952, DEAD 
ROMAN 24 7042, and ZALMAN ARVO 7010.