DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/08/2010    Duedate: 02/20/2010

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-627

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THEODOSIUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-7051) [9-6-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAPHRONICUS                    BRADLEY
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        THE GENERALS (574)
(17-6850) [15-3-0,109]         (17-7085) [6-2-2,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALARA LORMIN                  SALARA LORMIN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7037) [19-12-0,70]         (17-7037) [19-12-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GLADIATORS (569)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            23
2. THE GENERALS (574)          22      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. GLADIATORS (569)            16      Unchartered Team
4. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     15
5. OPERATION: SANDMAN (388)     1      THE GENERALS (574)

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/ 3 GLADIATORS (569)          6  2 0
 2/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  122  84  6 59.2   2/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   5  2 0
 3/ 4*THE GENERALS (574)        16  18  6 47.1   3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4/ 3 GLADIATORS (569)          63  72  8 46.7   4/ 5*THE GENERALS (574)        4  5 1
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         491 677  9 42.0   5/ 1*DEAD POETS (300)          4  6 0
 6/ 0 OPERATION: SANDMAN (388)  40  77  5 34.2   6- 6*BROTHERHOOD (489)         1  0 0
 7/ 6*DEAD POETS (300)           8  17  1 32.0   7/ 0 OPERATION: SANDMAN (388)  1  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 508): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SANDY STRATTON of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 508): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 423): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
              (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
              (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (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): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      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 DEAD POETS is pushed out of 
top team by GLADIATORS, who came from 3rd with a 2-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the 
taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for DEAD POETS, whose 1-4-0 
this turn dropped them by 4 into 5th.  And let's see, HANNABLE fought SHAKESPEARE and 
gained 20 points and contributed to THE GENERALS' 2-1-1.  OSCAR WILDE has lost to 
WELSY YORU, falling 14 points, while helping make DEAD POETS a 1-4-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and THEODOSIUS remains ALJAFIR's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Vile Vizier until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the BROTHERHOOD 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ALJAFIR, what are you afraid of? 
And avoiding BROTHERHOOD more than any other team we find GLADIATORS.  ALJAFIR, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was MIDDLE WAY's warrior GRISHORT HURM.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when someone like GRACCHUS 
from GLADIATORS challenges down 17 points to fight YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY?  We're 
not surprised to hear that GRACCHUS defeated YAREK ZURN, but I bet it would be 
interesting to hear why GLADIATORS made such a challenge.  SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF 
ELYSIUM had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a challenge 
which he won.  I thought SAPHRONICUS showed great skill and promise when he defeated 
GRISHORT HURM.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Whatever bright future SHAKESPEARE may have had, it's all history now.  The 
manager of DEAD POETS has lost a promising 3-1-0 warrior.  Is it really true that 
ALJAFIR has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THEODOSIUS 7051               9   6  1   103       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)
 SAPHRONICUS 6850             15   3  0   109       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
 GRACCHUS 7057                10   1  1   107       GLADIATORS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRISHORT HURM 6929           11  54  0    87       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              18  31  0    85       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTIUS 7056              9   2  1    83       GLADIATORS (569)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           19  12  0    70       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEFARIOUS 6006                3   1  0    59       BROTHERHOOD (489)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                  6   2  2    41       THE GENERALS (574)
-SEXTUS 7071                   3   2  1    38       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNABLE 7084                 4   4  1    33       THE GENERALS (574)
 ROBERT FROST 7097             3   0  1    32       DEAD POETS (300)
 WELSY YORU 7104               2   1  0    29       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 THE PROPHET 5654              3   6  2    28       OPERATION: SANDMAN (388)
-TANK AARON 5657               3   4  1    27       OPERATION: SANDMAN (388)
-LIBERIUS 7059                 2   0  0    27       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORTIMER SNERD 5694           2   5  0    17       OPERATION: SANDMAN (388)
 ALIDA BERN 7113               2   0  0    15       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 HATRED 5678                   3   5  0    14       OPERATION: SANDMAN (388)
 BRUNHILDA 7087                2   6  1    13       THE GENERALS (574)
 OSCAR WILDE 7096              2   1  0     7       DEAD POETS (300)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD POET ONE 7114      0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       SPYMASTER             627  NONE
DEAD POET TWO 7115      0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       BANDIT PRINCE         627  NONE
SHAKESPEARE 2915        3  2 0 DEAD POETS 300       HANNABLE 7084         627   
VERMONT EXPRESS 7116    0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       WURM KIN              627  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

Gracchus -- My students are legion, but some learn better than you do. -- Yarek Zurn

Sphronicus -- What, you're still here? -- Grishort Hurm the startled
P.S.  I had an idea you'd graduated.  Must've confused you with somebody else.

Constantius -- I was hoping for something faster. -- Salara Lormin

Hannable -- At least you have an original spelling.  I like that in an opponent--
especially one that loses. -- Welsy Yoru

This Convicted Thief doesn't have much going for him, does he? -- Alida Bern

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VERMONT EXPRESS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD POET TWO was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DEAD POET ONE was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SAPHRONICUS vanquished GRISHORT HURM in a popular 2 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GRACCHUS demolished YAREK ZURN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
CONSTANTIUS won victory over SALARA LORMIN in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
THEODOSIUS overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BRADLEY defeated THE PROPHET in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
SHAKESPEARE was slaughtered by HANNABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MORTIMER SNERD viciously subdued BRUNHILDA in a 2 minute gory duel.
HATRED was overpowered by ROBERT FROST in a 1 minute uneven match.
OSCAR WILDE was overpowered by WELSY YORU in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ALIDA BERN subdued NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 4 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  2      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  17 -  1      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  13 -  3      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 627 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THEODOSIUS 7051             9   6  1  103 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SAPHRONICUS 6850           15   3  0  109 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
TOTAL PARRY      CONSTANTIUS 7056            9   2  1   83 GLADIATORS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         19  12  0   70 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       BRADLEY 7085                6   2  2   41 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 SALARA LORMIN 7037.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAPHRONICUS 
6850, BRADLEY 7085, THE PROPHET 5654, MORTIMER SNERD 5694, WELSY YORU 7104, GRACCHUS 
7057, CONSTANTIUS 7056, THEODOSIUS 7051, HANNABLE 7084, and ROBERT FROST 7097.

The least popular fighter this week was ALIDA BERN 7113.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OSCAR WILDE 7096, HATRED 5678, BRUNHILDA 7087, SHAKESPEARE 2915, YAREK 
ZURN 6955, GRISHORT HURM 6929, DEAD POET ONE 7114, DEAD POET TWO 7115, VERMONT 
EXPRESS 7116, and ROBERT FROST 7097.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SAPHRONICUS (17-6850) FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)