DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2010    Duedate: 01/08/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-650

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZEBD ARVIN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7128) [16-5-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZEBD ARVIN                     NEFARIOUS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               BROTHERHOOD (489)
(17-7128) [16-5-0,101]         (17-6006) [5-2-0,85]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNABLE                       HANNABLE
THE GENERALS (574)             THE GENERALS (574)
(17-7084) [13-18-2,66]         (17-7084) [13-18-2,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        59
2. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   43      MIDDLE WAY (484)
3. BROTHERHOOD (489)           26      Unchartered Team
4. DEAD POETS (300)             0
5. THE GENERALS (574)          -1      ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      15   4  0 78.9   1/ 1*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)     10  4 0
 2/ 6*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)   5   5  1 50.0   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)         10  5 0
 3/ 2*BROTHERHOOD (489)          5   5  0 50.0   3/ 4*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  5  5 1
 4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         561 718 11 43.9   4- 3*DEAD POETS (300)          3  2 0
 5/ 3 THE GENERALS (574)        44  59  9 42.7   5/ 5 THE GENERALS (574)        2  7 0
 6- 5*DEAD POETS (300)          19  26  1 42.2   6/ 6*BROTHERHOOD (489)         1  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 660): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 554): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 660): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 554): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 658): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 641): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 633): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 523): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 508): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 490): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 440): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
                          (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Let's face it, Bradley isn't going to unseat me, try as he will.  And he does
try, gotta give him that.  I wouldn't really mind if someone else wanted to be
duelmaster in the new year.

                                    Zebd Arvin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ALJAFIR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see FAMILY STRIFE win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, REAPER beat 
SENLUM NOSH and SENLUM NOSH lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, ALJAFIR may be getting bland, as ZEBD ARVIN stays top 
dog in the city.  The Vile Vizier, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  
Where do they get this stuff?  From ALJAFIR's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  ALIDA 
BERN was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ALJAFIR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ALJAFIR.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128              16   5  0   101       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALIDA BERN 7113              19   6  0    87       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 NEFARIOUS 6006                5   2  0    85       BROTHERHOOD (489)
 BRUNHILDA 7087               13  18  3    69       THE GENERALS (574)
-ROBERT FROST 7097             7   0  1    69       DEAD POETS (300)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           11   6  0    67       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNABLE 7084                13  18  2    66       THE GENERALS (574)
 BRADLEY 7085                 14  17  2    64       THE GENERALS (574)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOUL 7188                    4   0  0    44       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 REAPER 7190                   4   0  0    43       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
-YEATS 7120                    3   1  0    41       DEAD POETS (300)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENLUM NOSH 7142              8   7  1    32       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170            8   4  0    31       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BANSHEE 7189                  4   0  0    29       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAMILY STRIFE 7195            1   1  0    22       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194       2   0  0    21       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-EDGAR ALLAN POE 7118          2   2  0    21       DEAD POETS (300)
 FOOTBALL 7196                 1   1  0    21       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-DANTE ALIGHIERI 7177          1   1  0    17       DEAD POETS (300)
 ZOMBIE 7192                   2   2  0    10       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 GREEN BEANS 7193              1   1  1     6       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             0   2  0     2       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A 6008                  0  1 0 BROTHERHOOD 489      SPYMASTER             650  NONE
B 6007                  0  1 0 BROTHERHOOD 489      SHEWISH GIANT         650  NONE
C 6005                  0  1 0 BROTHERHOOD 489      WURM KIN              650  NONE
SKELLIE 7198            0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   MOUNTAIN TROLL        650  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zombie -- I'll enjoy it while I can, I know you suckers just keep coming. --
Cornbread Stuffing

Ghoul -- You remind me of a ghoul I once knew, maybe that's why I lost. -- Family
Strife

Banshee -- Who can win with that cry? -- Candied Yams

Reaper -- I dropped the ball, total fumble there. -- Football

Nefarious -- Perhaps, but not ENOUGH.  Surely you can come up with something, ah,
more nefarious than losing? -- Alida Bern
P.S.  Or are you trying to lull me into complacency so that I will be doubly annoyed
when someone comes out of nowhere and squelches me?

Hannable -- No great surprise here. -- Bellona chist

Brunhilda -- Well, good.  If you were laughing at me, the gust would probably blow me
away, not to mention, ah... have you flossed recently? -- Senlum Nosh

Oh, fie, a Fratsfa Slave.  Pooh. -- Kaireen Lamar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
C was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SKELLIE was put to death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a popular 2 minute Dark Arena match.
B was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
ZEBD ARVIN overpowered BRUNHILDA in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BRADLEY was devastated by NEFARIOUS in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
ALIDA BERN viciously subdued HANNABLE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute master's match.
BELLONA CHIST viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
SENLUM NOSH lost to REAPER in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner upset duel.
KAIREEN LAMAR lost to GHOUL in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice upset fight.
BANSHEE overpowered GREEN BEANS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
ZOMBIE bested CANDIED YAMS in a 2 minute brutal amateur's conflict.
CORNBREAD STUFFING demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
FAMILY STRIFE handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
FOOTBALL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   1 -  0      91  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 650 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128            16   5  0  101 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113            19   6  0   87 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   NEFARIOUS 6006              5   2  0   85 BROTHERHOOD (489)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         11   6  0   67 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOUL 7188                  4   0  0   44 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HANNABLE 7084.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HANNABLE 7084.  The ten other most popular fighters were SKELLIE 7198, ALIDA BERN 
7113, BELLONA CHIST 7136, GHOUL 7188, NEFARIOUS 6006, REAPER 7190, BANSHEE 7189, 
ZOMBIE 7192, FAMILY STRIFE 7195, and ZEBD ARVIN 7128.

The least popular fighter this week was GREEN BEANS 7193.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SENLUM NOSH 7142, BRADLEY 7085, BRUNHILDA 7087, B 6007, A 6008, 
KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, C 6005, FOOTBALL 7196, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, and CANDIED YAMS 
7197.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes