DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/29/2009    Duedate: 07/11/2009

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SALARA LORMIN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7037) [17-5-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SALARA LORMIN                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-7037) [17-5-0,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GERMANICUS                     URSILA VINE
GLADIATORS (569)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6999) [17-6-0,117]         (17-7006) [19-9-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INHUMANS (550)              63
2. GLADIATORS (569)            13      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     13      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)           -16
                                       INHUMANS (550)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*INHUMANS (550)             4   1  1 80.0   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 0
 2/ 1 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  107  79  5 57.5   2/ 2 GLADIATORS (569)          7  2 2
 3/ 2 GLADIATORS (569)          50  63  7 44.2   3/ 0*INHUMANS (550)            4  1 1
 4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         472 652  9 42.0   4/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   2  1 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 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 617): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 615): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 608): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 556): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): 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 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 411): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 393): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 509): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 617): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 615): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 608): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 556): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): CRIMINAL MINDS (Black Guard, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 393): IRON MEN (Papa Bear, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 509): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
                   (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  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     All the gods blast you, Tiberius, what were you THINKING to challenge me and
LOSE?  I didn't have a THING ready to say.  Of course, from the tactical standpoint,
the move was a smart one for you.  An undefeated record going into Advanced can be a
burden, especially when you're coming from such a small arena as this.  It makes you
look tasty while (usually) not giving you the depth of experience to hold off the
tasters.
     Or, of course, it could've been a fluke.
     Either way, I'm not laughing, I'm a lot more likely to curse you, although right
before the tourney... probably better to not, eh?

                                Salara Lormin

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at INHUMANS are walking tall, as they are ranked 3rd on their 
first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  Practice pays for RANOKEN, who pummelled 
PERSISTENT BEGGAR, to pocket 15 points.  ZALMAN ARVO certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to VENOMOUS CONCUBINE and losing 18 points in 
the process!  KUNG-FU MASTER found out that ALJAFIR isn't a democracy.  You've gotta 
be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging into 
immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of MIDDLE WAY, alone and unchallenged.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of GLADIATORS, so did that sorry team 
shy from MIDDLE WAY Take heed ALJAFIR, of the unprincipled action of GERMANICUS.  By 
challenging GRISHORT HURM, 39 points below him, GERMANICUS besmirches the noble art 
of dueling.  Warriors of ALJAFIR!  Do you wish your reputations tainted by the base 
challenge of GERMANICUS?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in ALJAFIR is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  ALJAFIR, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to 
foot my bill at The Vile Vizier.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           17   5  0   118       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERMANICUS 6999              17   6  0   117       GLADIATORS (569)
-AURELIUS 6963                13   2  0   113       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 TIBERIUS 6979                17   1  0   101       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 URSILA VINE 7006             19   9  1    97       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAREK ZURN 6955              16  24  0    84       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010             15  11  1    78       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929            9  47  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                 5   0  1    55       GLADIATORS (569)
-CONSTANTIUS 7056              4   1  1    43       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLURR 6710                    1   0  0    15       INHUMANS (550)
 RANOKEN 6711                  1   0  0    15       INHUMANS (550)
 KARNAK 6712                   1   0  1    14       INHUMANS (550)
-MAXIMUS 7064                  1   0  0    13       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 SHORTIE 6708                  1   0  0    13       INHUMANS (550)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      KARNAK 6712           618  NONE
BYE-BYE 6709            0  1 0 INHUMANS 550         STONE GOLEM           618  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Germanicus -- Well, at least YOU haven't taken leave of your senses and combat
ability.  That's actually a relief.  Too much astonishment before dinner is bad for
the digestion. -- Ursila Vine

I am deeply wary of the various "venomous concubines" we've had to face.  Some of
them--the Karragit, for instance--have been truly and authentically venomous, which
is bad.  But the others, the humans... I think they're worse.  I think it's a plot of
some kind, and there's a, um, a Concubines' Guild, or something, that is training
fighters and making use of the arena system to do it.  And one of these days, a lot
of rich men all over Alastari are going to wake up and find themselves killed by
their concubines.  Men of Alastari, unite!  Throw off your concubines, cleave to one
wife, and LIVE! -- Yarek Zurn

Shagrath the Dwarvish Assassin is always a tough match, and I consider myself lucky
to have survived the encounter.  Especially given that the height difference gives a
sneaky fighter like him an advantage.  All those vulnerable areas right in front of
him, and I have to hunch over to protect 'em from low blows.  It's hard. -- Grishort
Hurm

M. Chardinee tried his best, or I will assume so, but was no match for me.  However,
I feel no need to be overly critical of or hostile to him, as my teammates have been
with THEIR standbys, so... eh.  I'll buy him a drink, see if I don't!  He isn't that
bad a guy. -- Zalman Arvo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE-BYE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
GERMANICUS devastated GRISHORT HURM in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
TIBERIUS demolished YAREK ZURN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SALARA LORMIN overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
ZALMAN ARVO was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
URSILA VINE savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute veteran's struggle.
GRACCHUS overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
KARNAK slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RANOKEN vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLURR defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's match.
SHORTIE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   2 -  1      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  18 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         17   5  0  118 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      GERMANICUS 6999            17   6  0  117 GLADIATORS (569)
AIMED BLOW       TIBERIUS 6979              17   1  0  101 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010           15  11  1   78 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRACCHUS 7057               5   0  1   55 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 URSILA VINE 7006.  The ten other most popular fighters were BYE-BYE 6709, 
TIBERIUS 6979, GERMANICUS 6999, SALARA LORMIN 7037, GRACCHUS 7057, BLURR 6710, YAREK 
ZURN 6955, KARNAK 6712, RANOKEN 6711, and SHORTIE 6708.

The least popular fighter this week was ZALMAN ARVO 7010.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GRISHORT HURM 6929, SHORTIE 6708, RANOKEN 6711, KARNAK 6712, 
YAREK ZURN 6955, BLURR 6710, GRACCHUS 7057, SALARA LORMIN 7037, GERMANICUS 6999, and 
TIBERIUS 6979.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GERMANICUS (17-6999) GLADIATORS (569)