DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2010    Duedate: 01/23/2010

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-625

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THEODOSIUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-7051) [7-6-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THEODOSIUS                     NEFARIOUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        BROTHERHOOD (489)
(17-7051) [7-6-1,95]           (17-6006) [3-1-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALARA LORMIN                  THEODOSIUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-7037) [19-10-0,67]         (17-7051) [7-6-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEAD POETS (300)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEAD POETS (300)            37
2. GLADIATORS (569)            33      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. MIDDLE WAY (484)            24      Unchartered Team
4. THE GENERALS (574)          10
5. BROTHERHOOD (489)            2      BROTHERHOOD (489)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BROTHERHOOD (489)          3   1  0 75.0   1/ 4*DEAD POETS (300)          6  4 1
 2/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  118  84  6 58.4   2/ 1 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   5  4 1
 3/ 3*THE GENERALS (574)        13  15  5 46.4   3/ 2 GLADIATORS (569)          5  5 0
 4/ 4 GLADIATORS (569)          59  71  8 45.4   4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5  9 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         487 671  9 42.1   5/ 5*THE GENERALS (574)        4  9 1
 6/ 6*DEAD POETS (300)           7  13  1 35.0   6/ 6*BROTHERHOOD (489)         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 635): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 504): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOM (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): SHAMISH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 635): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 637): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 504): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 631): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 619): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 498): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 415): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
                          CLOUDSHADOW of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, 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 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hail Warriors of Rome!  As anticipated, I have returned to the Duelmaster's
throne once again...  First off and to our friends the Generals, our deepest
condolences on the loss of Patton.  I just can't shake the real image of Patton from
my head and forget about George C. Scott?!?!?  Anyway... Despite the fact that it was
challenge, the kill part was not intentional.  Caesar's legions don't normally try to
kill in this arena.  And on behalf of a guy, namely me, who was once dead himself,
dying is no laughing matter.  When I tell you that everything fell off my decaying
body, I mean EVERYTHING.  It took a lot of neosporin and aloe to bring my skin back
to life.  Being dead can cause some serious issues with looks.  Pasty looking, teeth
can occassionally fall out unexpectedly and then there are those dead tourneys that
wreak havoc on your remaining body parts, since you end up loising some new ones just
trying to make it back here to address an empty arena....
     If it helps any, Sextus had a low kill desire but a high desire to win.
Remember, it is all about winning.  Another piece of news, Sextus is taking a
breather after this turn and sitting it out for a tourney, so you only get one shot
at vengeance....
     Okay, that was the bad news.  Now for the good news.  It looks like the
Brotherhood and Dead Poets heeded our advice and decided to stick it out for a while
longer.  Very cool.
     Actually, the big news from last turn was Grishort's loss to a convicted
assassin.  Ouch!  Remember, if it weren't for these filthy rotten brackets, we could
be reunited and I could throw the losses on you.  Just like the good old days.  At
least they were good old days for me.  I sort of resent the fact that a stranger beat
you last turn, when it should have been ME!
     Zalman Arvo, congratulations on your invite!  We hope you select Free Blades.
We could sure use some new teams there...
     Not much else occurring.  Rome is heading deeper into winter and the skiing is
shaping up to be quite nice.

Until next time...  I Remain...

Saphronicus
Duelmaster
All Hallows Eve Dead Tourney Survivor
Fields of Elysium (563) 

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to FIELDS OF ELYSIUM, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the DEAD POETS stable.  Coming up with a 
solid 3-2-0 outing, DEAD POETS has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for CONSTANTIUS, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing SALARA 
LORMIN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  It's a proud day for the MIDDLE WAY 
stable, as their warrior, ZALMAN ARVO, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid BROTHERHOOD, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does ALJAFIR really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause FIELDS OF 
ELYSIUM beats feet every time BROTHERHOOD smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well 
dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, YAREK ZURN would be president.  Although it 
may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya next time I'm on this 
circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THEODOSIUS 7051               7   6  1    95       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)
 GRACCHUS 7057                 8   1  1    93       GLADIATORS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAPHRONICUS 6850             13   3  0    90       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 GRISHORT HURM 6929           11  52  0    85       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              18  29  0    83       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           19  10  0    67       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTIUS 7056              7   2  1    63       GLADIATORS (569)
 NEFARIOUS 6006                3   1  0    59       BROTHERHOOD (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                  5   1  2    40       THE GENERALS (574)
 SEXTUS 7071                   3   2  1    38       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAKESPEARE 2915              3   1  0    27       DEAD POETS (300)
-LIBERIUS 7059                 2   0  0    27       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT FROST 7097             2   0  1    22       DEAD POETS (300)
 OSCAR WILDE 7096              2   0  0    21       DEAD POETS (300)
 HANNABLE 7084                 3   3  0    12       THE GENERALS (574)
 BRUNHILDA 7087                1   5  1     9       THE GENERALS (574)
 WELSY YORU 7104               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MIX-A-LOT 7107          0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       SPYMASTER             625  NONE
SNOOP DOG 7106          0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       ARENAMASTER KARG      625  NONE
SIZE19 WIT3 WILL 7105   0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       MOUNTAIN TROLL        625  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 -- Hmm, I wonder what tipped the scales here?  Probably political points.
And maybe a concern that if I were to teach lots of people like that, the arena would
be overrun with godlings?  Anyway, works for me. -- Zalman Arvo

Gracchus -- If I were your mother and even thinking about selling some of my jewelry
for you, I'd change my mind.  I'd say, "Son, why not go out and rob travelers,
instead?" -- Salara Lormin
P.S.  Yeah, I know, I'm harping on it.  What else is there?  Our job is to write
personals, and you don't give us much to go from.

Saphronicus -- One more fight, and maybe you can graduate.  I look forward to that.
-- Yarek Zurn

Hey, I've got a THING about assassins, okay? -- Grishort Hurm
P.S.  A phobia type of thing.

I note that with my graduation, Jorja now has all ten styles from this arena, as
well.  I'm glad for her, but it doesn't do much for me.  The graduation, sure, it
means retirement.  Gotta love that.  But the "all ten styles" business?  Eh. --
Zalman Arvo

Saphronicus -- I don't know if it was you (the print on the newsletters is too small
to read easily, and I can't find my magnifying glass) or some other of Caesar's
warriors elsewhere that made the point about being out there to win, any way it
takes.  I can see your point of view, and I have no real argument with it.  I think
it was Manager who commented on the fact that all the high-end managers are intensely
competitive.  The problem is that, while I may be competitive, Duel 2 isn't something
I'm competitive about.  But I have to at least scan through the fights, and I get
tired, sometimes, of reading loss after loss after loss.  Generally I try not to
whine about it, but some days it's just too much.  Especially when I've had a lot of
deaths recently.  I hate recruiting. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MIX-A-LOT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SNOOP DOG was butchered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SIZE19 WIT3 WILL8 was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
GRACCHUS overpowered YAREK ZURN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
SAPHRONICUS was devastated by ZALMAN ARVO in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
THEODOSIUS savagely defeated GRISHORT HURM in a 4 minute Title competition.
NEFARIOUS defeated SEXTUS in a 2 minute struggle.
SALARA LORMIN was beaten by CONSTANTIUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
BRADLEY defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute melee.
BRUNHILDA lost to OSCAR WILDE in a 2 minute duel.
HANNABLE lost to ROBERT FROST in a 3 minute gory duel.
SHAKESPEARE vanquished WELSY YORU in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   2 -  2      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  2      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  2      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 625 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THEODOSIUS 7051             7   6  1   95 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850           13   3  0   90 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         19  10  0   67 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      CONSTANTIUS 7056            7   2  1   63 GLADIATORS (569)
AIMED BLOW       BRADLEY 7085                5   1  2   40 THE GENERALS (574)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALARA LORMIN 7037.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was THEODOSIUS 7051.  The ten other most popular fighters were SALARA LORMIN 
7037, ROBERT FROST 7097, NEFARIOUS 6006, OSCAR WILDE 7096, SAPHRONICUS 6850, BRADLEY 
7085, BRUNHILDA 7087, HANNABLE 7084, SHAKESPEARE 2915, and GRACCHUS 7057.

The least popular fighter this week was YAREK ZURN 6955.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIZE19 WIT3 WILL8 7105, SNOOP DOG 7106, MIX-A-LOT 7107, WELSY YORU 
7104, SEXTUS 7071, GRISHORT HURM 6929, CONSTANTIUS 7056, GRACCHUS 7057, SHAKESPEARE 
2915, and HANNABLE 7084.

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

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