DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/12/2010    Duedate: 07/24/2010

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-638

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIMA BEAN EXPRESS
FOOD FIGHT! (573)
(17-7077) [6-0-0,70]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRADLEY                        LIMA BEAN EXPRESS
THE GENERALS (574)             FOOD FIGHT! (573)
(17-7085) [11-8-2,57]          (17-7077) [6-0-0,70]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRADLEY                        HANNABLE
THE GENERALS (574)             THE GENERALS (574)
(17-7085) [11-8-2,57]          (17-7084) [10-9-2,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GENERALS (574)          18
2. MINOR THREAT (304)          17      THE GENERALS (574)
3. FOOD FIGHT! (573)            7      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)            -5
                                       FOOD FIGHT! (573)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*FOOD FIGHT! (573)          6   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 2
 2/ 4 THE GENERALS (574)        33  34  9 49.3   2/ 2*MINOR THREAT (304)        6  7 1
 3/ 5*MINOR THREAT (304)        11  13  1 45.8   3/ 4*FOOD FIGHT! (573)         2  0 0
 4/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         519 700 11 42.6   4/ 6 THE GENERALS (574)        2  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 648): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 650): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 530): STORMBIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 637): HANNABLE of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 638): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 635): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 632): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 511): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 478): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 472): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): HERCULES of AIR CANADA (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 433): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 420): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 535): POSITION IS EMPTY

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 648): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 650): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 530): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 646): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 637): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 368): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 635): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 632): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 510): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 478): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 536): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 631): E. BLISS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                      (turn 427): DEBBIE GREEN of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  BRADLEY caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MICK and was awarded 17 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BRADLEY put down MICK, causing 
him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has 
lost, folks, lost to VETERAN MERCENARY, and HANNABLE has made the way for a new 
Duelmaster!  With HANNABLE clearing the throne, FOOD FIGHT! of LIMA BEAN EXPRESS 
takes a proud seat as ALJAFIR's new Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in ALJAFIR seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ALJAFIR these days is FIELDS OF ELYSIUM.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been 
hard pressed to find any of FOOD FIGHT! last week.  Busy avoiding FIELDS OF ELYSIUM?  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  IALGO JAHN take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ALJAFIR.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMA BEAN EXPRESS 7077        6   0  0    70       FOOD FIGHT! (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                 11   8  2    57       THE GENERALS (574)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNABLE 7084                10   9  2    56       THE GENERALS (574)
 BRUNHILDA 7087                8  11  3    38       THE GENERALS (574)
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128               6   3  0    38       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ALIDA BERN 7113               9   4  0    34       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MICK 2983                     5   1  0    34       MINOR THREAT (304)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREG 7143                     2   0  1    31       MINOR THREAT (304)
 ELCID 2986                    4   2  0    26       MINOR THREAT (304)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENLUM NOSH 7142              2   1  1    18       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136            3   2  0    17       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DR DODGE 2985                 0   6  0    10       MINOR THREAT (304)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      SENLUM NOSH 7142      638  NONE
IALGO JAHN 7137         2  3 1 MIDDLE WAY 484       GREG 7143             638   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TILBORY MELVIN 7132     0  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 484       FABRICIUS 7092        634  NOT REVENGED
CPT. WENTWORTH 7139     0  1 0 MINOR THREAT 304     IALGO JAHN 7137       636  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Seldom Knosh--- Ah... AH.... Hmmm  (Pause to arch eyebrow and toke on pipe)  Another
time came and went.  Ah... I see a little below the middle there.  That is you, isn't
it?  Cheeri-freakin-o. -- El Cid

Belloni Cheese -- This is dreary.  Nonetheless, my time is near.  One way or another.
-- Dr. Dodge-A-Few

Ialgo Jahn -- You big pin-cushion you. -- Mick

Hannable -- No way!  Get out of here!  You're Duelmaster?  No way.  Get out of here.
-- Mick

Gladiators -- I hope your tournament goes miserably for you.  Ta-Ta. -- Dr. Dodge

Mick -- Ouch!  Nothing minor about THAT threat.  Classic style match, too, dammit. --
Ialgo Jahn

Dr Dodge -- Ah, timing, the bane of many a gladiator's existences.  Good try, though.
-- Bellona Chist

Elcid -- I saw your name on the schedule and figured you were something I should be
taking bicarb for.  Guess it was the wrong preventive, huh? -- Senlum Nosh

Bradley -- I never did care for people to give me orders, you know. -- Zebd Arvin
P.S.  Including orders to "lay down my arms and surrender!"

Hannable -- Huh, not to belittle your victory, which you earned, still it's
ridiculous for you to be duelmaster because all the high-ranked gladiators are
holding out for the tourney.  Shows how small the arena's gotten. -- Alida Bern

Mick -- Well, I can't say I like losing, but you're okay.  I know a good place for
beer. -- Ialgo

Minor Threat -- Yep, and this time you pulled in the wins.  Makes for variety. --
Jorja, Middle Way

Mick -- Nerves?  We were supposed to have nerves?  Why didn't anyone tell us this
before? -- Zebd

Minor Threat -- True words!  We'll always converse. -- Zebd and the rest of the
Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREG butchered IALGO JAHN in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
HANNABLE lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute battle.
LIMA BEAN EXPRESS handily defeated ZEBD ARVIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BRUNHILDA was bested by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute fight.
BRADLEY demolished MICK in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ALIDA BERN outwaited DR DODGE in a unpopular 9 minute fight.
ELCID narrowly defeated BELLONA CHIST in a 4 minute brawl.
SENLUM NOSH easily killed CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -   7 -  5      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 638 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LIMA BEAN EXPRESS 7077      6   0  0   70 FOOD FIGHT! (573)
AIMED BLOW       BRADLEY 7085               11   8  2   57 THE GENERALS (574)
PARRY-STRIKE     HANNABLE 7084              10   9  2   56 THE GENERALS (574)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128             6   3  0   38 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113             9   4  0   34 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   MICK 2983                   5   1  0   34 MINOR THREAT (304)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BRADLEY 7085.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HANNABLE 7084.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIMA BEAN EXPRESS 7077, 
BELLONA CHIST 7136, BRADLEY 7085, ELCID 2986, SENLUM NOSH 7142, GREG 7143, BRUNHILDA 
7087, IALGO JAHN 7137, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, and MICK 2983.

The least popular fighter this week was ALIDA BERN 7113.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DR DODGE 2985, MICK 2983, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, IALGO JAHN 7137, BRUNHILDA 
7087, GREG 7143, SENLUM NOSH 7142, ELCID 2986, BRADLEY 7085, and BELLONA CHIST 7136.