DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/06/2009    Duedate: 04/18/2009

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIBERIUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6979) [12-0-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIBERIUS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        
(17-6979) [12-0-0,122]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERMANICUS                     URSILA VINE
GLADIATORS (569)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6999) [12-5-0,91]          (17-7006) [16-6-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            30
2. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     22      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. GLADIATORS (569)            11      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH INCARNATE (558)        0
                                       FLOYD'S FALLACY (503)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     74  41  5 64.3   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 2/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   98  76  4 56.3   2/ 2 GLADIATORS (569)          4  1 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         456 638  9 41.7   3/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   4  1 0
 4/ 4 GLADIATORS (569)          37  57  5 39.4   4- 4 DEATH INCARNATE (558)     3  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 615): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 617): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 611): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 613): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Mad Max?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 597): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 588): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): OPTIMUS PRIME of NOSTALGIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 478): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 445): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 615): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 617): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 611): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 613): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 597): STORM BRINGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 588): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 478): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 445): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): CRICKET of LEGENDS (Hombre, mgr.)
                           STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                 (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Friends, Romans, Countrymen; lend me your eyes and read my wonderful column.  Former
Tournament Champion, Undefeated on the sands of my home arena and now Duelmaster!
What achievements I have made since Caesar first sent me out upon the sands.

Let's cut to the chase!  This arena is on life support and we Romans are basically
serving as a Bail Out for the Aljafir City Council.  And the Middle Way is like a
government stimulus program.  Like a bridge to nowhere or water parks in Chimlevtal
or million dollar outhouses on the sides of mountains.  The only thing missing are
toxic assets, struggling automakers and a giant, overleveraged insurance company...
Yes, Aljafir has seen better days...

Caesar would have joined you today, but he was out playing golf in some pretty decent
March weather.  Couldn't wait to try out his brand new Ping I Series Anser 4 putter.
It was a nice day walking eighteen holes and Caesar conveniently lost his scorecard
at the end of the day...  No need to keep reminders of all of those double and triple
bogeys.  Plus the first time out doesn't count.  Looks like March was it for skiing.
Time to put those skis away and start swing the clubs again.  Oh well.  It was a
great season in the snow covered green mountains.  Lots of snow, lots of adventures
and many breathtaking photos from the pinnacle of the world.

What else is brewing here?  Quite frankly, nothing.  Although Caesar does have some
nice tourney guys waiting to roll.  Because that is how we roll.  Why do people say
that?  He did, however, blunder with Theodosius and Septimius by fighting them one
extra turn.  But after watching that Captured Orc pound Theo last turn, perhaps it
was for the better...

Caesar likes the tourney prize, but would likely spend a million years deciding upon
who to clone.  Not to mention, inundate the Dark One with email questions.  I'm sure
many will hit the sands, including myself, in hopes of getting their filthy paws on
this prize.  I'm short a few fight experience points, but what the heck?

Thats a wrap for now.  I may be back, but I may not.  Who knows.  Or really cares?
Or even looks at this treatise?

I Remain....

Tiberius
Undefeated Duelmaster of Aljafir
Former Tournament Champion
Former Playgirl Centerfold -- November 2008

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ALJAFIR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  URSILA VINE caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested KHALHUMS DWARF and was 
awarded 18 points in recognition.  Not for nothing has TIBERIUS in the past laid 
claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  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.  
Apparently the stalwarts of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIBERIUS 6979                12   0  0   122       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUINTUS 6913                 12   6  2   115       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-AURELIUS 6963                13   2  0   113       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-THE RED BARON 6952           14   8  2    99       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
-VERCINGETORIX 6950           17   5  1    91       DEATH INCARNATE (558)
 GERMANICUS 6999              12   5  0    91       GLADIATORS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           12   4  0    86       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010             13   7  1    83       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 URSILA VINE 7006             16   6  1    79       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            7  43  0    64       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              12  22  0    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THEODOSIUS 7051               3   2  1    42       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEPTIMIUS 7054                3   0  1    30       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONSTANTIUS 7056              2   0  0    21       GLADIATORS (569)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tiberius -- Does that mean you're a "son of the River Tiber"?  Just an idle thought.
Now that I'm not duelmaster, I have time for idle thoughts, especially lying around
here in the Infirmary. -- Zalman Arvo

The Red Baron -- Good gods, not chartreuse!  Never listen to Grishort on color, he
has no eye for it.  A rosy mauve might do. -- Salara Lormin

Germanicus -- I made you sweat for that one, didn't I? -- Grishort Hurm

A Captured Orc?  Is this what you give "someone who has everything"?  Not that I do
have everything, there are several significant gaps in collection of swords. --
Ursila Vine

I dislike the Kung-Fu Master intensely.  I might go farther than that and wish him to
have a painful and ultimately fatal accident. -- Yarek Zurn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIBERIUS devastated ZALMAN ARVO in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
GERMANICUS vanquished GRISHORT HURM in a 3 minute brutal uneven battle.
SALARA LORMIN overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
URSILA VINE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 4 minute brutal veteran's fight.
YAREK ZURN was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
SEPTIMIUS overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
THEODOSIUS savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   2 -  1      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 612 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIBERIUS 6979              12   0  0  122 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
TOTAL PARRY      GERMANICUS 6999            12   5  0   91 GLADIATORS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         12   4  0   86 MIDDLE WAY (484)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010           13   7  1   83 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  THEODOSIUS 7051             3   2  1   42 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GERMANICUS 6999.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was URSILA VINE 7006.  The ten other most popular fighters were GERMANICUS 6999, 
SALARA LORMIN 7037, YAREK ZURN 6955, THEODOSIUS 7051, TIBERIUS 6979, SEPTIMIUS 7054, 
ZALMAN ARVO 7010, GRISHORT HURM 6929,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZALMAN ARVO 7010, SEPTIMIUS 7054, TIBERIUS 6979, THEODOSIUS 
7051, YAREK ZURN 6955, SALARA LORMIN 7037, GERMANICUS 6999, URSILA VINE 7006,  0, and 
0.