DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/22/2010    Duedate: 03/06/2010

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-628

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRISHORT HURM
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6929) [12-54-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRISHORT HURM                  ROBERT FROST
MIDDLE WAY (484)               DEAD POETS (300)
(17-6929) [12-54-0,101]        (17-7097) [4-0-1,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALARA LORMIN                  THEODOSIUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-7037) [19-13-0,73]         (17-7051) [9-7-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEAD POETS (300)            33
2. GLADIATORS (569)            16      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. MIDDLE WAY (484)            16      Unchartered Team
4. THE GENERALS (574)          10
5. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)    -43      THE GENERALS (574)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  122  86  6 58.7   1/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 2/ 3*THE GENERALS (574)        18  19  7 48.6   2/ 1 GLADIATORS (569)          5  2 0
 3/ 4 GLADIATORS (569)          64  73  8 46.7   3/ 4*THE GENERALS (574)        5  4 2
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         493 680  9 42.0   4/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   4  2 0
 5/ 0*DEAD POETS (300)          10  20  1 33.3   5/ 0*DEAD POETS (300)          3  7 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 638): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 510): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): 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 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): PRINCE CONNOR 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 286): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): CORT NIGHTJEWEL of THE DRAGON FIST (Armalias, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 638): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 640): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 510): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 634): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 636): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): GLADIATORS (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 625): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 314): THE KINDRED (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 622): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 573): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 286): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 488): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 424): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 418): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 526): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 627): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 625): MAD DOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 611): EVINDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 501): BALZEC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 468): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 410): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                   (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 GLADIATORS is pushed out of 
top team by MIDDLE WAY, who came from 3rd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  And let's see, 
ROBERT FROST fought BRADLEY and gained 15 points and contributed to DEAD POETS' 
2-3-0.  BRADLEY has lost to ROBERT FROST, falling 6 points, while helping make THE 
GENERALS a 2-1-1 turn.  And all eyes were on GRISHORT HURM this turn as he ascended 
to the throne of Duelmaster.  ALJAFIR has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  
I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Vile Vizier uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the GLADIATORS stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ALJAFIR, what are you afraid of?  And guess 
who avoided GLADIATORS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was FIELDS OF ELYSIUM. 
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that GRISHORT HURM from MIDDLE WAY 
was ALJAFIR's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM made what looks 
to be a tough decision this turn, as they sent SAPHRONICUS, with a record of 15-3-0, 
to SAPHRONICUS death.  Farewell, his.  This is not good to see.  Why pray tell has 
SAPHRONICUS been sent to the Dark Arena by FIELDS OF ELYSIUM?  And why with a 15-3-0 
record??  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ALJAFIR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRISHORT HURM 6929           12  54  0   101       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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                10   1  1   107       GLADIATORS (569)
 THEODOSIUS 7051               9   7  1    91       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONSTANTIUS 7056             10   2  1    89       GLADIATORS (569)
 YAREK ZURN 6955              18  32  0    86       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SALARA LORMIN 7037           19  13  0    73       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT FROST 7097             4   0  1    47       DEAD POETS (300)
 HANNABLE 7084                 5   4  2    40       THE GENERALS (574)
-SEXTUS 7071                   3   2  1    38       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                  6   3  2    35       THE GENERALS (574)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIBERIUS 7059                 2   0  0    27       GLADIATORS (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUNHILDA 7087                3   6  1    22       THE GENERALS (574)
 ALIDA BERN 7113               3   0  0    17       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 YEATS 7120                    1   0  0    13       DEAD POETS (300)
 OSCAR WILDE 7096              2   2  0     8       DEAD POETS (300)
 EDGAR ALLAN POE 7118          0   1  0     1       DEAD POETS (300)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD POE THREE 7119     0  1 0 DEAD POETS 300       WURM KIN              628  NONE
SHAKESPEARE 2915        3  2 0 DEAD POETS 300       HANNABLE 7084         627   
SAPHRONICUS 6850       15  4 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 BLACK ORC             628  NONE
CHEDDAR CHEESE T 7117   0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       HIGH ELF              628  NONE
WELSY YORU 7104         2  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 484       HANNABLE 7084         628   
PATTON 7088             2  3 0 THE GENERALS 574     SEXTUS 7071           624  NOT REVENGED
ROMMEL 7086             2  3 2 THE GENERALS 574     ROBERT FROST 7097     624  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Saphronicicus -- Okay, now you HAVE graduated.  Good.  Glad to help out.  Must've
been the fourteenth win you needed. -- Grishort Hurm

Gracchus -- But is your tail long or short, that's what I want to know. -- Yarek Zurn

Constantius -- I can appreciate a good student, but, really, we need more people
here. -- Salara Lormin, craving a little variety on the sands

Oscar Wilde -- You're basically dead?  Good.  It looks good on you. -- Welsy Yoru

For why is North Fork sending their Rabble up here? -- Alida Bern

Our congratulations to Saphronicus. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAPHRONICUS was dealt death by BLACK ORC in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEAD POE THREE was murdered by WURM KIN in a exciting 2 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
CHEDDAR CHEESE TOES was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute brawl.
THEODOSIUS was luckily beaten by GRISHORT HURM in a exciting 3 minute Title fight.
YAREK ZURN was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CONSTANTIUS bested SALARA LORMIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute match.
BRADLEY was viciously subdued by ROBERT FROST in a action packed 4 minute fight.
WELSY YORU was unbelievably slain by HANNABLE in a 1 minute gruesome duel.
BRUNHILDA overpowered OSCAR WILDE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ALIDA BERN luckily beat EDGAR ALLAN POE in a 3 minute gruesome novice's fight.
YEATS overpowered NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   7 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  19 -  1      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  16 -  2      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 628 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THEODOSIUS 7051             9   7  1   91 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
TOTAL PARRY      CONSTANTIUS 7056           10   2  1   89 GLADIATORS (569)
LUNGING ATTACK   SALARA LORMIN 7037         19  13  0   73 MIDDLE WAY (484)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROBERT FROST 7097           4   0  1   47 DEAD POETS (300)
PARRY-STRIKE     HANNABLE 7084               5   4  2   40 THE GENERALS (574)
AIMED BLOW       BRADLEY 7085                6   3  2   35 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 BRADLEY 7085, 
ROBERT FROST 7097, SALARA LORMIN 7037, EDGAR ALLAN POE 7118, GRISHORT HURM 6929, 
BRUNHILDA 7087, CHEDDAR CHEESE TOES 7117, CONSTANTIUS 7056, WELSY YORU 7104, and 
HANNABLE 7084.

The least popular fighter this week was ALIDA BERN 7113.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OSCAR WILDE 7096, YAREK ZURN 6955, DEAD POE THREE 7119, YEATS 7120, 
HANNABLE 7084, WELSY YORU 7104, CONSTANTIUS 7056, CHEDDAR CHEESE TOES 7117, BRUNHILDA 
7087, and GRISHORT HURM 6929.

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

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