DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2009    Duedate: 09/05/2009

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-620

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

URSILA VINE
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7006) [21-9-1,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

URSILA VINE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-7006) [21-9-1,101]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YAREK ZURN                     SALARA LORMIN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6955) [17-25-0,77]         (17-7037) [18-6-0,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INHUMANS (550)               0
2. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)      0      MIDDLE WAY (484)
3. GLADIATORS (569)             0      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)            -9
                                        (169)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*INHUMANS (550)             9   1  1 90.0   1- 2*INHUMANS (550)            9  1 1
 2- 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  108  79  5 57.8   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 3- 3 GLADIATORS (569)          51  64  8 44.3   3- 3 GLADIATORS (569)          3  1 1
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         479 655  9 42.2   4- 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   2  0 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 625): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 623): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 488): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ARTEMIDORUS IV of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
                       (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  ALJAFIR needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for ZALMAN 
ARVO?  MIDDLE WAY's proud of him after beating CONVICTED ASSASSIN and getting 7 
points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  YAREK ZURN got smashed by KUNG-FU MASTER, 
and lost 16 points!  What a putz!  TIBERIUS fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then 
quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  And I was just 
getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome URSILA VINE.  
Aren't MIDDLE WAY proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his 
teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 URSILA VINE 7006             21   9  1   101       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIBERIUS 6979                18   1  0   117       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-AURELIUS 6963                13   2  0   113       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           18   6  0    96       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010             17  11  1    91       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRISHORT HURM 6929           10  48  0    78       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              17  25  0    77       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)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLURR 6710                    2   0  0    28       INHUMANS (550)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KARNAK 6712                   2   0  1    23       INHUMANS (550)
-SHORTIE 6708                  2   0  0    22       INHUMANS (550)
-BLIND-SIDE 7074               1   0  0    20       INHUMANS (550)
-RANOKEN 6711                  2   0  0    18       INHUMANS (550)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tiberius -- Thanks, I really didn't have a thing to say, and I'm sure YOU can come up
with something.  You Romans do have a way with words. -- Salara Lormin

Once she got over being rude, the Venomous Concubine, ah, make that Lenislichi of
Venjek, Concubine on Leave, had some amusing tales to tell of life in Venjek.
Probably not true, but still amusing. -- Ursila Vine
P.S.  It isn't that I think she's a liar, but some things she said are very hard to
believe.  Monsters coming out of the swamp?  Rebellions that are so secret nobody
knows they're happening?  How am I supposed to believe this?

Okay, I know, it "ill-becomes" me to think poorly of mercenaries, because when you
come down to it, what are we gladiators?  We also fight for money.  I guess it's just
that this particular specimen fights POORLY for money.  Sure, I like a win, but some
things are too easy.  Frustrating. -- Grishort Hurm

Grishort complains about the most ridiculous things. -- Yarek Zurn, glad for "easy"

Somehow I find it hard to picture a professional Assassin using a battle axe.  It's
all about stealth, isn't it?  A battle axe isn't stealth. -- Zalman Arvo

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SALARA LORMIN bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute fight.
YAREK ZURN slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute uneven battle.
URSILA VINE subdued VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute expert's Title fight.
GRISHORT HURM was viciously subdued by M. CHARDINEE in a 7 minute one-sided fight.
ZALMAN ARVO devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  15 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 620 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 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      URSILA VINE 7006           21   9  1  101 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         18   6  0   96 MIDDLE WAY (484)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010           17  11  1   91 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

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

The least popular fighter this week was GRISHORT HURM 6929.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZALMAN ARVO 7010, YAREK ZURN 6955, URSILA VINE 7006, SALARA 
LORMIN 7037,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLIII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VALKYRIE 5544 (94-87-1)                6  3  0         WHY THE SOUTH WINS   

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOTTI 5991 (25-13-2)                   2  3  0         ITALIAN FOOTBALL     

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 15 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                     WHITE THUNDER (4-6040) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (120) 
                       SISONGOEN (12-5168) LUROCIANS IV  (438) 
                JUMPINJACK FLASH (13-5143) PERFECTION QUEST 13  (527) 
                  HARD DAYS KNIGHT (38-2369) BUBBA LOVES CHESS  (193) 
                     POWDERED SOAP (82-2837) MY BUTT HURTS  (392) 
                    HICHAM (82-18389) SUPERIOR FORCES 1306  (2829) 
                    DEADLA (82-20623) SUPERIOR FORCES 3201  (2263) 
                  CLEVELAND STEAMER (82-25002) OHIO EXPRESS  (3993) 
                   YELLOW POST-IT (82-26131) WORK WITH THIS  (4213) 
                  CHARLOTTE (82-29266) SUPERIOR FORCES 3402  (4771) 
                    YELLOW BRICK TOAD (82-32755) 12/19/04J  (5407) 
                    SOULSNARE (82-37248) OBLIVION CLEAVERS  (6167) 
                      MARV (82-41424) 4-LETTER KNOCKOFFS  (6915) 
                   KAORU MOTO (82-48418) MEDAL OF HONOR AA1  (2722) 
                       RENTAL PERMIT (82-51256) 101607C  (8628) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes