DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2009    Duedate: 06/27/2009

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-617

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SALARA LORMIN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7037) [16-5-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SALARA LORMIN                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-7037) [16-5-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERMANICUS                     GERMANICUS
GLADIATORS (569)               GLADIATORS (569)
(17-6999) [16-6-0,113]         (17-6999) [16-6-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            40
2. GLADIATORS (569)            33      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)    -74      Unchartered Team

                                       THE FRAGGLES (308)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  106  79  5 57.3   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 GLADIATORS (569)          48  63  7 43.2   2/ 2 GLADIATORS (569)          7  4 2
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         470 649  9 42.0   3/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   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 620): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 622): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 618): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 604): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 602): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 593): SLOWGO of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 483): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 470): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 450): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 403): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (NON, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): AIN GOBLINBANE of ECCENTRIC DWARVES (Banthius, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 620): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 622): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 618): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 616): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 614): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 307): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen Hatebred, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 607): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 604): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 602): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 593): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 555): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): CRIMINAL MINDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 483): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 470): ANDORIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 450): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 212): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 410): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 403): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 392): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 508): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 615): NECROPALYSE of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 306): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
                          MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 606): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 601): PITT of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 554): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                             LAST CALL of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                             SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 409): MORO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 402): JAGINRU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for GRACCHUS, who flew up 17 points in the 
rankings after mashing AMBITIOUS GUARD like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  URSILA VINE was defeated by 
GERMANICUS and drops 6 points.  Unlike most arenas, TIBERIUS managed to get his 
challenge off against the 15-5-0 SALARA LORMIN.  It's a proud day for the MIDDLE WAY 
stable, as their warrior, SALARA LORMIN, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple 
a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad MIDDLE WAY?  Big bad MIDDLE WAY.  Big bad MIDDLE WAY.  ALJAFIR's afraid of 
the big bad MIDDLE WAY.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  MIDDLE WAY + Weapons That go Boom = GLADIATORS + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, 
but if challenges were votes, URSILA VINE would be president.  Although it may be a 
contest she doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           16   5  0   115       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERMANICUS 6999              16   6  0   113       GLADIATORS (569)
-AURELIUS 6963                13   2  0   113       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010             15  10  1    96       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              16  23  0    92       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URSILA VINE 7006             18   9  1    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 TIBERIUS 6979                16   1  0    88       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            9  46  0    74       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THEODOSIUS 7051               4   4  1    57       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACCHUS 7057                 4   0  1    46       GLADIATORS (569)
-CONSTANTIUS 7056              4   1  1    43       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAXIMUS 7064                  1   0  0    13       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AMBITIOUS GUARD         0  0 0                      GRACCHUS 7057         617  NONE
QUADRUPLE BOGEY 7072    0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       MOUNTAIN TROLL        617  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tiberius -- Here it is, fight day again already.  But I wasn't all ready.  Good thing
you won, I wouldn't have been able to pull together anything sensible for a column.
-- Zalman Arvo

Germanicus -- What a surprise.  Pardon me for my lack of enthusiasm, but I'm feeling
burned out today.  I probably wouldn't even have been enthusiastic over a win,
although I suppose we could give it a try. -- Grishort Hurm

The guy is introduced as a "Veteran Mercenary."  Fine, he is.  But I do wonder,
veteran of what?  There are some things a mercenary could be a veteran of that do not
entitle him to any respect, and some that do.

And everybody's old nemesis, the Khalhums Dwarf.  I don't have time to be nemesed
today. -- Yarek Zurn

Kung-Fu.  There are times when I wonder about this guy's sanity.  Sure, sometimes the
Kung-Fu Master wins.  But other times he doesn't, and when you think about it, even
pulling a simple dagger out of his belt might help him.  Is he allergic to iron? --
Salara Lormin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

QUADRUPLE BOGEY was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TIBERIUS was vanquished by SALARA LORMIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
GERMANICUS demolished URSILA VINE in a 3 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
YAREK ZURN devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRISHORT HURM outlasted CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 7 minute mismatched competition.
ZALMAN ARVO vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
GRACCHUS executed AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  20 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 617 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         16   5  0  115 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      GERMANICUS 6999            16   6  0  113 GLADIATORS (569)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010           15  10  1   96 MIDDLE WAY (484)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIBERIUS 6979              16   1  0   88 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRACCHUS 7057               4   0  1   46 GLADIATORS (569)
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 GERMANICUS 6999.  The ten other most popular fighters were SALARA LORMIN 7037, 
YAREK ZURN 6955, ZALMAN ARVO 7010, URSILA VINE 7006, GRACCHUS 7057, QUADRUPLE BOGEY 
7072, TIBERIUS 6979, GRISHORT HURM 6929,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIBERIUS 6979, QUADRUPLE BOGEY 7072, GRACCHUS 7057, URSILA VINE 
7006, ZALMAN ARVO 7010, YAREK ZURN 6955, SALARA LORMIN 7037, GERMANICUS 6999,  0, and 
0.

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!