DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2009    Duedate: 12/26/2009

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-623

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAPHRONICUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6850) [12-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAPHRONICUS                    BRADLEY
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        THE GENERALS (574)
(17-6850) [12-2-0,110]         (17-7085) [3-1-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YAREK ZURN                     THEODOSIUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6955) [18-27-0,82]         (17-7051) [6-5-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GENERALS (574)          18
2. GLADIATORS (569)            17      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     15      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)            12
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/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   7  2 0
 2/ 3 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  115  81  5 58.7   2/ 1*THE GENERALS (574)        7  8 3
 3/ 2*THE GENERALS (574)        11   9  4 55.0   3/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4- 4*BROTHERHOOD (489)          1   1  0 50.0   4/ 4 GLADIATORS (569)          5  4 0
 5/ 5 GLADIATORS (569)          56  68  8 45.2   5- 5*FOOD FIGHT! (573)         1  0 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         485 664  9 42.2   6- 6*DEAD POETS (300)          1  4 0
 7- 7*DEAD POETS (300)           1   9  0 10.0   7- 7*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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (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.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, 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  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (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.

     Greetings, warriors of Rome!  Your Duelmaster will now address the unwashed
masses!  First off, thank you to Grishort Hurm on serving as my personal punching
bag.  It is much appreciated and I long for the day when we will be reunited and not
separated by these silly brackets.  As a matter of fact, I would like to see the
brackets completely removed so anyone can challenge up or down free of restrictions.
     Congratulations to Ursila Vine on being invited to the Isle.  We hope you select
Free Blades as your destination arena.  We could sure use some additional fighters
there.
     Welcome aboard to The Brotherhood and Dead Poets.  Perhaps the poets took their
name too seriously last turn, since four out of five are literally dead?!?!  And to
be a brotherhood, don't you need more than one fighter?  Regardless of these issues,
we still welcome you here in Rome.
     To the Generals, some advice and let it not be said that Caesar lacks mercy and
compassion: Train 120 skills first, then raise your stats.  We noticed several of
your guys training stats.  You will lose skills this way.  We also noticed you are
using unsuitable weapons.  There is a web site called TerraBlood dot com that could
be of help to you if you are new to the arena games.
     To all of you:  Kill a Roman and you will be severely punished.  Tempt not
Caesar's wrath!
     I am the Roman who cheated Ahringhol and returned from the dead.  My time here
should be short and I will join Caesar's legions in the mighty Free Blades arena.  It
is great to be back after my recent victory in the All Hallows Eve tournament.  My
rotting flesh has been replaced with new skin, my notched blade replaced with razor
sharp steel and my hopeless plight reversed.  Yes, it is good to be alive again and
soon I will be immortal.

Until next time...  I remain...

Saphronicus
Duelmaster of Rome
Fields of Elysium (563)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ALJAFIR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as THE GENERALS is pushed out 
of top team by FIELDS OF ELYSIUM, who came from 3rd with a 2-1-0 this turn.  And 
let's see, HANNABLE fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 13 points and contributed to 
THE GENERALS' 2-3-0.  YAREK ZURN has lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, falling 5 points, while 
helping make MIDDLE WAY a 3-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, 
SAPHRONICUS kept MIDDLE WAY's warrior, ZALMAN ARVO, from claiming the throne.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Vile Vizier?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  BROTHERHOOD has cause to stand tall, as they were ALJAFIR's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding 
BROTHERHOOD more than any other team we find GLADIATORS.  ALJAFIR, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice that URSILA 
VINE from MIDDLE WAY was ALJAFIR's most challenged warrior this turn.  SEXTUS of 
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM had better have a good reason for challenging down 11 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought SEXTUS showed great skill and promise when he 
defeated BRUNHILDA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that ALJAFIR has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in ALJAFIR, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPHRONICUS 6850             12   2  0   110       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   5  1    96       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRISHORT HURM 6929           11  50  0    85       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              18  27  0    82       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010             18  13  1    80       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           19   8  0    75       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRACCHUS 7057                 6   1  1    60       GLADIATORS (569)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTIUS 7056              6   1  1    53       GLADIATORS (569)
-NEFARIOUS 6006                1   1  0    38       BROTHERHOOD (489)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                  3   1  1    30       THE GENERALS (574)
 LIBERIUS 7059                 2   0  0    27       GLADIATORS (569)
 SEXTUS 7071                   2   1  0    26       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PATTON 7088                   2   2  0    21       THE GENERALS (574)
 HANNABLE 7084                 3   1  0    20       THE GENERALS (574)
-SHAKESPEARE 2915              1   1  0    19       DEAD POETS (300)
-LIMA BEAN EXPRESS 7077        1   0  0    11       FOOD FIGHT! (573)
 ROMMEL 7086                   2   2  2    10       THE GENERALS (574)
 BRUNHILDA 7087                1   3  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?
DEAD GLADIATOR 7093     0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       WURM KIN              623  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Saphronicus -- Didn't we just do this? -- Grishort Hurm
P.S.  That's the problem with you Romans, you like to do the same thing over and over
again.  I guess I can understand wanting to WIN over and over again, not that I have
much experience with it, but where's the challenge in defeating someone repeatedly in
back-to-back-to-back fights?
P.P.S.  Yes, okay, not a lot of choices in the upper levels of the arena at the
moment, but I have teammates, you know.  Go after them sometimes!

Grishort Hurm -- Oh, great, sic him onto us!  With a teammate like you, who needs
enemies? -- your teammates

My teammates -- You gotta help carry the load. -- Grishort Hurm

Theodosius -- Yarek set me up for this, didn't he?  I'll take care of HIM, never
fear! -- Salara Lormin

Hamir of Mazgourrah, master of unarmed combat -- LOSE, dammit!  It bugs the heck out
of me when some unarmed run comes along and kicks my butt. -- Zalman Arvo
P.S.  And, no, it would NOT be better if you kicked me somewhere else.

M. Konvalh Chardinee -- It's always a pleasure to smash you down into the sand. --
Yarek Zurn

Salara -- I did not "set you up" with Theodosius.  You can get your own dates, I have
better things to do. -- Yarek

Lenislichi of Venjek, Concubine on Leave -- If you consider this, fighting in the
arena, equivalent to a vacation, I'm glad I don't have your "day job." -- Ursila vine

Caesar -- Despite what some of my gladiators say, I'm glad to see you back.  I
suppose this is all tourney-timing? -- Jorja, Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD GLADIATOR was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THEODOSIUS was unbelievably bested by URSILA VINE in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
LIBERIUS demolished ROMMEL in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SEXTUS devastated BRUNHILDA in a 3 minute gory one-sided Challenge contest.
SAPHRONICUS demolished ZALMAN ARVO in a 2 minute mismatched Title competition.
YAREK ZURN lost to KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute master's fight.
GRISHORT HURM unbelievably bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute competition.
SALARA LORMIN won victory over GRACCHUS in a action packed 1 minute duel.
CONSTANTIUS vanquished PATTON in a 3 minute uneven fight.
HANNABLE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
BRADLEY overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 3 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  1      83  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  3      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  16 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 623 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  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850           12   2  0  110 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  THEODOSIUS 7051             6   5  1   96 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010           18  13  1   80 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         19   8  0   75 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      CONSTANTIUS 7056            6   1  1   53 GLADIATORS (569)
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 THEODOSIUS 7051.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRADLEY 7085, SEXTUS 
7071, ROMMEL 7086, YAREK ZURN 6955, HANNABLE 7084, LIBERIUS 7059, BRUNHILDA 7087, 
SAPHRONICUS 6850, SALARA LORMIN 7037, and GRACCHUS 7057.

The least popular fighter this week was PATTON 7088.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEAD GLADIATOR 7093, GRISHORT HURM 6929, ZALMAN ARVO 7010, CONSTANTIUS 
7056, GRACCHUS 7057, SALARA LORMIN 7037, SAPHRONICUS 6850, BRUNHILDA 7087, LIBERIUS 
7059, and HANNABLE 7084.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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