DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/26/2010    Duedate: 08/07/2010

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-639

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRADLEY
THE GENERALS (574)
(17-7085) [12-8-2,64]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRADLEY                        MICK
THE GENERALS (574)             MINOR THREAT (304)
(17-7085) [12-8-2,64]          (17-2983) [6-1-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRADLEY                        BELLONA CHIST
THE GENERALS (574)             MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7085) [12-8-2,64]          (17-7136) [4-2-0,21]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MINOR THREAT (304)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MINOR THREAT (304)          42
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            20      THE GENERALS (574)
3. FOOD FIGHT! (573)            0      Unchartered Team
4. THE GENERALS (574)          -6
                                       MINOR THREAT (304)

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/ 2*MINOR THREAT (304)        8  5 1
 2/ 3*MINOR THREAT (304)        14  14  1 50.0   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 1
 3/ 2 THE GENERALS (574)        34  36  9 48.6   3/ 4 THE GENERALS (574)        3  6 0
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         522 702 11 42.6   4- 3*FOOD FIGHT! (573)         1  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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 532): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 638): LIMA BEAN EXPRESS of FOOD FIGHT! (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 639): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 636): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): 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 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 473): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 434): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 421): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 537): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 532): HARRY POTTER AND THE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 638): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 639): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 636): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 473): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 429): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 537): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, 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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ALJAFIR will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as MIDDLE WAY is pushed out of top team by MINOR THREAT, who came from 
2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
LIMA BEAN EXPRESS has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We should ask BRADLEY about the 
thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the 
one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Vile Vizier uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  Well, sports fans, take notice 
that HANNABLE from THE GENERALS was ALJAFIR's most challenged warrior this turn.  In 
a brave attempt, MICK from MINOR THREAT challenged up 22 points to fight HANNABLE 
from the THE GENERALS stable.  MICK perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he 
subdued HANNABLE and ended up with 52 recognition points.   
     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.  Is it really true that ALJAFIR has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, ALJAFIR, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ALJAFIR, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                 12   8  2    64       THE GENERALS (574)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICK 2983                     6   1  0    52       MINOR THREAT (304)
 HANNABLE 7084                10  10  2    42       THE GENERALS (574)
 GREG 7143                     3   0  1    41       MINOR THREAT (304)
 BRUNHILDA 7087                8  12  3    39       THE GENERALS (574)
 ELCID 2986                    5   2  0    39       MINOR THREAT (304)
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128               6   4  0    34       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALIDA BERN 7113               9   5  0    32       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142              3   1  1    27       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELLONA CHIST 7136            4   2  0    21       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170            1   0  0    13       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DR DODGE 2985                 0   7  0    11       MINOR THREAT (304)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
IALGO JAHN 7137         2  3 1 MIDDLE WAY 484       GREG 7143             638   
CPT. WENTWORTH 7139     0  1 0 MINOR THREAT 304     IALGO JAHN 7137       636  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Middle Way -- First we apologize.  Second we didn't think that that was even
possible.  We kill Ialgo, our comrade growing along with us.  It wasn't a bloodfeud
but a 'we are going to challenge you anyway so as not to fight convicted thief or
whoever so we might as well just use the bloodfeud' bloodfeud.  We are not certain
that you bother to bloodfeud yourself as we have seen you let them pass.  We would be
honored to fend off your attempts at vengeance and besides who else are you going to
fight.  I hope you were blessed on the new recruit. -- Minor Threat

Gladiators at large -- May I please have a match-up with embezzling Scribe or
something of the like. -- Dr. Dodge

Bologna Cheese -- That would be worth repeating a few times if the skills were
acceptable no matter the outcome.  Great fun. -- El Cid

Seldom Knosh -- Some people have recommended nothing other than regular old yellow
mustard (just a touch).  I have been told the same about cumin seeds with warm water
before the meal.  I hope your dyspepsia is not too distracting.  Perhaps you would
prefer something that goes down a little easier such as our comrade Dr. Dodge. -- El
Cid

Greg -- Eh.  I guess that settles YOUR team's bloodfeud, and proves, as well, that
you are not a MINOR threat.  Ouch. -- Ialgo Jahn
P.S.  And also proves, again, Jorja's often-stated observation that the thing aimed
blows do most reliably is die.  She calls me "unremarkable" at 9-11-19-13-10-7-15,
but I am, or WAS remarkably charismatic.  Even the Commission noticed.
P.P.S.  Curse the woman, she says my replacement is "much better."  I turned out
faithfully and fought and DIED, and she talks about someone else being MUCH BETTER?
Gods, I'm well out of this.

Lima Bean Express -- Horrid thought. -- Zebd Arvin
P.S.  Did you know that some lima bean cultivars can be poisonous if eaten?
P.P.S.  Ah, if eaten in quantity, I suppose.

Dr Dodge -- Did you HEAR those fans whistling?  And it doesn't even matter what we're
really shaped like, so long as our armor is full of "feminine curves."  Very strange,
the male mind. -- Alida Bern
P.S.  Or maybe I should say, "the human mind"?

Elcid -- Ah, well, for three skills, I'm not going to complain.  Actually, I wasn't
going to complain anyway.  Jorja's been on at us all about "whining."  Must be some
other team that set her off, we're just models of good cheer. -- Bellona Chist

The Convicted Thief said he is "just an apprentice," and at this rate, he'll never
make journeyman. -- Senlum Nosh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MICK bested HANNABLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
BRADLEY vanquished ZEBD ARVIN in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ALIDA BERN was savagely defeated by ELCID in a 4 minute gruesome fight.
BRUNHILDA was viciously subdued by GREG in a 1 minute contest.
DR DODGE slimly lost to BELLONA CHIST in a 4 minute gruesome brawl.
SENLUM NOSH overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided struggle.
KAIREEN LAMAR devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   3 -  1      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   8 -  5      72  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 639 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BRADLEY 7085               12   8  2   64 THE GENERALS (574)
LUNGING ATTACK   MICK 2983                   6   1  0   52 MINOR THREAT (304)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELCID 2986                  5   2  0   39 MINOR THREAT (304)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128             6   4  0   34 MIDDLE WAY (484)
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 BELLONA CHIST 7136.  The ten other most popular fighters were DR DODGE 2985, MICK 
2983, ELCID 2986, GREG 7143, SENLUM NOSH 7142, BRADLEY 7085, KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, 
HANNABLE 7084, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, and ALIDA BERN 7113.

The least popular fighter this week was BRUNHILDA 7087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ALIDA BERN 7113, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, HANNABLE 7084, KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, 
BRADLEY 7085, SENLUM NOSH 7142, GREG 7143, ELCID 2986, MICK 2983, and DR DODGE 2985.