DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2009    Duedate: 01/09/2010

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-624

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAPHRONICUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-6850) [13-2-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAPHRONICUS                    NEFARIOUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        BROTHERHOOD (489)
(17-6850) [13-2-0,115]         (17-6006) [2-1-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YAREK ZURN                     NEFARIOUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               BROTHERHOOD (489)
(17-6955) [18-28-0,82]         (17-6006) [2-1-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEAD POETS (300)            43
2. GLADIATORS (569)            26      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. BROTHERHOOD (489)           19      Unchartered Team
4. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)      8
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)             5      BROTHERHOOD (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4*BROTHERHOOD (489)          2   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   7  2 1
 2/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  117  82  6 58.8   2/ 4 GLADIATORS (569)          6  6 0
 3/ 3*THE GENERALS (574)        12  13  5 48.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  8 0
 4/ 5 GLADIATORS (569)          57  70  8 44.9   4/ 6*DEAD POETS (300)          4  6 1
 5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         486 667  9 42.2   5/ 2*THE GENERALS (574)        3 12 1
 6/ 7*DEAD POETS (300)           4  11  1 26.7   6/ 7*BROTHERHOOD (489)         1  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 634): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): 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 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 497): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): TERREINE TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 634): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 623): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 621): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): BAD GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 460): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 406): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 522): 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 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, 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 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): 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 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail, Warriors of Rome!  Your Duelmaster will now address you!  My dear
Grishort, please don't lecture me on the rules of play.  It's all about winning and
winning at all costs!  Don't ever let anyone tell you differently, son.  The
challenge is not important, what is important is the victory.  In the end, no one
remembers how you got there...  It is all about getting there, exploiting the system
for your own selfish personal gains and milking it dry of every last drop for your
own disproportionate bowl of fruity pebbles.  Just get there and climb over every
poor sap you can in the process.  It is all about winning.
     I wish Rome had some more teams...  This has been a ghost town for quite some
time.  Thank you to Jorja for the fond welcome home.  It is good to be back in Rome
and as you have witnessed, Caesar even controls when this coliseum is active versus
inactive!  The true power rests with Caesar!  Caesar is the ruler of all he surveys!
To answer your question, we are back for some tourney prepping but also trying to get
some good new recruits.  We need to keep the ranks of Rome current with true Roman
blood.  Wouldn't want our blood line getting tainted by wretched barbarian blood.
And they think they will someday sit in Rome!  The nerve of them.
     What happened to the Brotherhood and Dead Poets?  One hit wonders?  Come on,
guys, bring it on, we can all use some competition.  I hope to see the Generals stick
around.  And I hope our advice from last turn helped, if you are indeed a newb.
Also, get hold of a stat/skill chart.  And write some personals...  And clean your
room...  And get your homeweork done!
     Not much else to mention here...  Nasty politicians, corruption oozing from
every orifice on their bodies, meddling with the financial system, health care,
climate changing gasses (do Bashers leave a large carbon footprint?), and only the
gods know what else...  Rats!  They should be run out of Rome.  Like rats on a
sinking ship!  And borrowing all of that money from the barbarians in the outer
lands.  The silly barbarians accept paper in exchange for their gold.  But will they
someday come to Rome's doorstep and demand payment for their worthless treasury
bonds?  Wretched politicians, always meddling with something.
     Caesar is looking forward to hitting the slopes in the land of maple syrup,
moguls and cheddar cheese.  Almost ready.  Let the snow come forth from the heavens!
There will be snow in Rome again!
     Grishort, I will try to challenge you.  Why we are separated by these filthy
brackets is ridiculous!  I say remove the brackets and let the challenges flow up and
down at will!
     Remember, "All Warriors are Created Equal, But some are More Equal than Others!"
Tempt not the wrath of Caesar!  Beware our blades!  You are in Rome now, sonny boy!!!
     And let it now be said that Caesar is a Scrooge or Grinch that Stole Christmas!
Happy Holidays to all of you!  Christmas is always good here at the top end.  But let
it not be said that we don't occassionally demonstrate mercy and compassion to the
unwashed masses below our social standing.  It is all egg nog and happiness here...
Your situation, well, you should have won along the way...  It is all about winning.
     Until next time... You are dismissed!  Your Duelmaster will now retire to the
Jiggly Room for some gin martinis and live entertainment...

I Remain...

Saphronicus
Duelmaster
All Hallows Eve Dead Tourney Survivor
Platinum Pass Member at the Jiggly Room
Fields of Elysium (563)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for GRACCHUS, who pummelled 
SALARA LORMIN, to pocket 24 points.  CONSTANTIUS certainly had a baffled expression 
on his face, after losing to NEFARIOUS and losing 13 points in the process!  YAREK 
ZURN found out that ALJAFIR isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in ALJAFIR is taking speech lessons to try to 
bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are ALJAFIR's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DEAD POETS, alone 
and unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of FIELDS OF 
ELYSIUM, so did that sorry team shy from DEAD POETS Everyone is famous for fifteen 
minutes, and YAREK ZURN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't MIDDLE WAY 
proud!  Them's the breaks, ZALMAN ARVO.  Expecting fair challenges from FIELDS OF 
ELYSIUM is evidently too much to ask.  Next time THEODOSIUS walks with his head high 
remind him of the fight where he challenged down 16 points and lost to ZALMAN ARVO.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen 
into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ALJAFIR is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid ALJAFIR farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPHRONICUS 6850             13   2  0   115       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)
 ZALMAN ARVO 7010             19  13  1    95       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THEODOSIUS 7051               6   6  1    88       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929           11  51  0    84       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GRACCHUS 7057                 7   1  1    84       GLADIATORS (569)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              18  28  0    82       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           19   9  0    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 NEFARIOUS 6006                2   1  0    57       BROTHERHOOD (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTIUS 7056              6   2  1    40       GLADIATORS (569)
 SEXTUS 7071                   3   1  1    37       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                  4   1  2    32       THE GENERALS (574)
-LIBERIUS 7059                 2   0  0    27       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAKESPEARE 2915              2   1  0    22       DEAD POETS (300)
 ROBERT FROST 7097             1   0  1    17       DEAD POETS (300)
 OSCAR WILDE 7096              1   0  0    17       DEAD POETS (300)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNABLE 7084                 3   2  0    11       THE GENERALS (574)
 BRUNHILDA 7087                1   4  1     8       THE GENERALS (574)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      BRADLEY 7085          624  NONE
DYLAN 7095              0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       DARK CHAMPION         624  NONE
OZZY 7094               0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       MOUNTAIN TROLL        624  NONE
MEADOW MUFFIN 7098      0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       ARENAMASTER KARG      624  NONE
PATTON 7088             2  3 0 THE GENERALS 574     SEXTUS 7071           624   
ROMMEL 7086             2  3 2 THE GENERALS 574     ROBERT FROST 7097     624   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Theodosius -- For some reason I keep expecting you to play blues.  I must be
confusing you with Thelonius. -- Ursila Vine

Saphronicus -- I didn't want to be duelmaster, not really.  And those grapes are
probably sour anyway.  Good fight. -- Zalman Arvo

Ouch.  Trounced by the not-from-Khalhums Dwarf.  Ikhazdur or somewhere, wasn't it?
You could at least have taught me something. -- Yarek Zurn

The Venomous Concubine's a honey, even if she is a little snippy. -- Grishort Hurm

Gracchus -- You the one whose mom sold all her jewelry to send him to college or
something?  Or is that just a base cannard? -- Salara Lormin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OZZY was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DYLAN was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
MEADOW MUFFIN was murdered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
THEODOSIUS was subdued by ZALMAN ARVO in a action packed 2 minute Challenge fight.
GRACCHUS devastated SALARA LORMIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SEXTUS murdered PATTON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SAPHRONICUS vanquished YAREK ZURN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
GRISHORT HURM was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
NEFARIOUS overcame CONSTANTIUS in a action packed 2 minute melee.
BRADLEY dispatched OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute duel.
HANNABLE was defeated by OSCAR WILDE in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.
ROMMEL was savagely slain by ROBERT FROST in a 2 minute gory beginner's match.
BRUNHILDA was defeated by SHAKESPEARE in a 1 minute bloody novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   2 -  2      85  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  3      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  18 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  14 -  2      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  1      42  |

Turn 624 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850           13   2  0  115 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZALMAN ARVO 7010           19  13  1   95 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  GRACCHUS 7057               7   1  1   84 GLADIATORS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         19   9  0   66 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      CONSTANTIUS 7056            6   2  1   40 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 NEFARIOUS 6006.  The ten other most popular fighters were THEODOSIUS 7051, ROMMEL 
7086, ZALMAN ARVO 7010, OSCAR WILDE 7096, ROBERT FROST 7097, SHAKESPEARE 2915, 
GRACCHUS 7057, SEXTUS 7071, SAPHRONICUS 6850, and BRADLEY 7085.

The least popular fighter this week was BRUNHILDA 7087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CONSTANTIUS 7056, GRISHORT HURM 6929, YAREK ZURN 6955, PATTON 7088, 
SALARA LORMIN 7037, MEADOW MUFFIN 7098, DYLAN 7095, HANNABLE 7084, OZZY 7094, and 
BRADLEY 7085.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZALMAN ARVO (17-7010) MIDDLE WAY (484)