DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/09/2010    Duedate: 08/21/2010

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-640

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRADLEY
THE GENERALS (574)
(17-7085) [13-8-2,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRADLEY                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE GENERALS (574)             
(17-7085) [13-8-2,80]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRADLEY                        ZEBD ARVIN
THE GENERALS (574)             MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7085) [13-8-2,80]          (17-7128) [6-5-0,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MINOR THREAT (304)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GENERALS (574)          45
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            18      THE GENERALS (574)
3. MINOR THREAT (304)          -6      Unchartered Team

                                       MINOR THREAT (304)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 THE GENERALS (574)        37  36  9 50.7   1/ 1*MINOR THREAT (304)        7  5 1
 2/ 2*MINOR THREAT (304)        16  16  1 50.0   2/ 0 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 1
 3/ 0 MIDDLE WAY (484)         524 705 11 42.6   3/ 3 THE GENERALS (574)        5  4 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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): 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 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, 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 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 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  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (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  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ALJAFIR once again!  What's with HANNABLE?  He actually beat 
MINOR THREAT's MICK, and walked away with 19 more points from the fight.  Major 
screwup at MINOR THREAT.  MICK lost 15 points to HANNABLE.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe MICK will provide more easy wins...  M. CHARDINEE was reminded on the 
sands why BRADLEY is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of ALJAFIR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                 13   8  2    80       THE GENERALS (574)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNABLE 7084                11  10  2    61       THE GENERALS (574)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUNHILDA 7087                9  12  3    49       THE GENERALS (574)
 ELCID 2986                    6   2  0    44       MINOR THREAT (304)
 GREG 7143                     4   0  1    44       MINOR THREAT (304)
 MICK 2983                     6   2  0    37       MINOR THREAT (304)
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128               6   5  0    34       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALIDA BERN 7113               9   6  0    33       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136            5   2  0    29       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142              3   2  1    27       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170            2   0  0    22       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 DR DODGE 2985                 0   8  0    12       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   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CPT. WENTWORTH 7139     0  1 0 MINOR THREAT 304     IALGO JAHN 7137       636  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bradley -- You're wasted here.  Someone should give you a war to fight. -- Zebd Arvin

Elcid -- How excessively annoying of you to have won and taken most of the skills at
the same time.  I would protest save for the certain knowledge that you earned it
all. -- Alida Bern the moderately depressed

Dr Dodge -- You need more dodging.  Or maybe a chance to relax and forget about it
all for a while--a day at a spa with The Works, maybe--and then return refressed and
renewed.  Come to think of it, I could use a day at a spa, too.  Let's go together.
-- Bellona Chist

To call that Beggar "Persistent" is to under-rate him.  He is hidebound DETERMINED.
Not that it did him any good.  I mean, sure, I gave him enough for a meal, but I did
NOT let him win that fight. -- Senlum Nosh

I suppose beginning with a "mere" Convicted Thief is a good thing.  And he DID teach
me some skills. -- Kaireen Lamar

Minor Threat -- Death happens, and after all, Ialgo made it happen first. -- Middle
Way

El Cid -- Nah, it was a considerate offer, but life in the arena is mostly made up of
people who can beat the heck out of me, and there's no point in me trying to hide
from it. -- Senlum Nosh

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRADLEY devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ELCID won victory over ZEBD ARVIN in a action packed 3 minute battle.
HANNABLE demolished MICK in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BRUNHILDA devastated ALIDA BERN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
GREG defeated SENLUM NOSH in a 1 minute bloody amateur's match.
BELLONA CHIST vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched fight.
DR DODGE was overpowered by KAIREEN LAMAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    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 -   4 -  1      73  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -   9 -  4      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|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 640 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         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       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               13   8  2   80 THE GENERALS (574)
PARRY-STRIKE     HANNABLE 7084              11  10  2   61 THE GENERALS (574)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELCID 2986                  6   2  0   44 MINOR THREAT (304)
LUNGING ATTACK   GREG 7143                   4   0  1   44 MINOR THREAT (304)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128             6   5  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 ZEBD ARVIN 7128.  The ten other most popular fighters were HANNABLE 7084, GREG 
7143, BELLONA CHIST 7136, BRADLEY 7085, ELCID 2986, BRUNHILDA 7087, KAIREEN LAMAR 
7170, MICK 2983, ALIDA BERN 7113, and SENLUM NOSH 7142.

The least popular fighter this week was DR DODGE 2985.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SENLUM NOSH 7142, ALIDA BERN 7113, MICK 2983, KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, 
BRUNHILDA 7087, ELCID 2986, BRADLEY 7085, BELLONA CHIST 7136, GREG 7143, and HANNABLE 
7084.

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!