DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2009    Duedate: 12/12/2009

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-622

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAPHRONICUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6850) [11-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAPHRONICUS                    NEFARIOUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        BROTHERHOOD (489)
(17-6850) [11-2-0,102]         (17-6006) [1-1-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YAREK ZURN                     SAPHRONICUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6955) [18-26-0,87]         (17-6850) [11-2-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE GENERALS (574)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEAD POETS (300)            52
2. GLADIATORS (569)            41      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     36      Unchartered Team
4. BROTHERHOOD (489)            1
5. FOOD FIGHT! (573)            0      THE GENERALS (574)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FOOD FIGHT! (573)          1   0  0  100   1/ 1*THE GENERALS (574)        9  6 4
 2/ 2*THE GENERALS (574)         9   6  4 60.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 3/ 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  113  80  5 58.5   3/ 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   5  1 0
 4/ 0*BROTHERHOOD (489)          1   1  0 50.0   4/ 6 GLADIATORS (569)          3  2 0
 5/ 5 GLADIATORS (569)          54  66  8 45.0   5- 5*FOOD FIGHT! (573)         1  0 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         482 662  9 42.1   6/ 0*DEAD POETS (300)          1  4 0
 7/ 0*DEAD POETS (300)           1   9  0 10.0   7/ 0*BROTHERHOOD (489)         0  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 632): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 634): ACE of CARDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 628): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 630): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): JULIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 614): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 605): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 482): PEACH FUZZ of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 412): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 634): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 628): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 630): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 614): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 605): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 482): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 462): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 412): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My teammate Salara fought Shagrath the Assassin first, and lost, which seems to
have lured him into over-confidence.  I wouldn't have expected that of him, but what
the heck, eh?  I can stand this.

                                    Zalman Arvo

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ALJAFIR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with THEODOSIUS?  He 
actually beat MIDDLE WAY's SALARA LORMIN, and walked away with 19 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at THE GENERALS.  HANNABLE lost 16 points to LIBERIUS.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe HANNABLE will provide more easy wins...  
ALJAFIR, set your sights on KUNG-FU MASTER.  He'll be happy to entertain all requests 
after defeating ZALMAN ARVO.  SAPHRONICUS looked pretty Duelmasterlike as he took 
ALJAFIR's top spot with 102 points.  Now, what will ZALMAN ARVO do?  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, THE GENERALS!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at GLADIATORS ain't 
reelin'!  THE GENERALS' mad!  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of 
fights that SAPHRONICUS gets in.  He fights people like GRISHORT HURM, 13 points 
below.  I thought SAPHRONICUS showed great skill and promise when he overcame 
GRISHORT HURM.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, places to 
go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good 
skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPHRONICUS 6850             11   2  0   102       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

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)
 THEODOSIUS 7051               6   4  1    97       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 URSILA VINE 7006             22  10  1    94       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAREK ZURN 6955              18  26  0    87       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010             18  12  1    82       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRISHORT HURM 6929           10  50  0    80       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           18   8  0    70       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACCHUS 7057                 6   0  1    59       GLADIATORS (569)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTIUS 7056              5   1  1    48       GLADIATORS (569)
 NEFARIOUS 6006                1   1  0    38       BROTHERHOOD (489)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTON 7088                   2   1  0    24       THE GENERALS (574)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                  2   1  1    23       THE GENERALS (574)
 SHAKESPEARE 2915              1   1  0    19       DEAD POETS (300)
 LIBERIUS 7059                 1   0  0    19       GLADIATORS (569)
 SEXTUS 7071                   1   1  0    18       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-LIMA BEAN EXPRESS 7077        1   0  0    11       FOOD FIGHT! (573)
 ROMMEL 7086                   2   1  2     9       THE GENERALS (574)
 HANNABLE 7084                 2   1  0     7       THE GENERALS (574)
 BRUNHILDA 7087                1   2  1     7       THE GENERALS (574)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BYE 7090                0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       DARK CHAMPION         622  NONE
DUMBER 7091             0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       SPYMASTER             622  NONE
FUMB 7089               0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       ARENAMASTER KARG      622  NONE
ROBERT FROST 2916       0  2 0 DEAD POETS 300       STONE GOLEM           622  NONE
DUDLY 7075              0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       SPYMASTER             622  NONE
MARCUS 7076             0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       BLACK ORC             622  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Generals -- A word to the wise:  Tread lightly here in Rome.  Provoke us and we will
unleash a torrent of steel upon you.  You may quickly go from being the killer to
being killed.  Tempt not by wrath! -- Caesar

Grishort Hurm -- We have been separated far too long...  I'm glad to be back. I --
Saphronicus, All Hallows Eve Dead Tourney Survivor

Saphronicus -- With a name like that, you should be a yellow-bellied sap-sucker, but
you only sucked out one skill?  You can't have been paying attention. -- Grishort
Hurm

Well, drat.  I flubbed the Venomous Concubine, which anybody could do--all it takes
is a less-than-perfect day, and the Commission took the title away from me.  It isn't
that I *liked* having the title, but... well, I did like it.  Drat. -- Ursila Vine

Damned assassins! -- Salara Lormin

Theodosius -- A genuine managed opponent--my teammates tell me this is a boon.  I
don't feel like I've gotten a boon, I feel like I've gotten a few smacks upside the
head. -- Yarek Zurn

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBERT FROST was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUDLY was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DUMBER was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FUMB was assassinated by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BYE was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
MARCUS was murdered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
SAPHRONICUS devastated GRISHORT HURM in a 6 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
THEODOSIUS devastated SALARA LORMIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
ZALMAN ARVO slimly lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
YAREK ZURN vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
URSILA VINE overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
GRACCHUS overpowered PATTON in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NEFARIOUS was unbelievably bested by CONSTANTIUS in a 4 minute conflict.
BRADLEY was subdued by FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute novice's brawl.
SEXTUS overcame BRUNHILDA in a 1 minute conflict.
HANNABLE was savagely defeated by LIBERIUS in a 5 minute gory duel.
SHAKESPEARE bested ROMMEL in a exciting 1 minute bloody beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  2      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  3      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  17 -  2      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 622 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:

BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850           11   2  0  102 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  THEODOSIUS 7051             6   4  1   97 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
TOTAL PARRY      URSILA VINE 7006           22  10  1   94 MIDDLE WAY (484)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010           18  12  1   82 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         18   8  0   70 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 SAPHRONICUS 6850.  The ten other most popular fighters were NEFARIOUS 6006, 
ZALMAN ARVO 7010, ROBERT FROST 2916, CONSTANTIUS 7056, THEODOSIUS 7051, BRADLEY 7085, 
LIBERIUS 7059, YAREK ZURN 6955, GRACCHUS 7057, and HANNABLE 7084.

The least popular fighter this week was PATTON 7088.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SALARA LORMIN 7037, GRISHORT HURM 6929, MARCUS 7076, BYE 7090, DUMBER 
7091, DUDLY 7075, ROMMEL 7086, BRUNHILDA 7087, FUMB 7089, and SEXTUS 7071.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

URSILA VINE (17-7006) MIDDLE WAY (484)