DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2011    Duedate: 01/22/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-651

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NEFARIOUS
BROTHERHOOD (489)
(17-6006) [6-2-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HANNABLE                       NEFARIOUS
THE GENERALS (574)             BROTHERHOOD (489)
(17-7084) [14-18-2,90]         (17-6006) [6-2-0,110]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNABLE                       HANNABLE
THE GENERALS (574)             THE GENERALS (574)
(17-7084) [14-18-2,90]         (17-7084) [14-18-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BROTHERHOOD (489)           47
2. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        27      MIDDLE WAY (484)
3. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   20      Unchartered Team
4. THE GENERALS (574)          18
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)            -6      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)      17   7  0 70.8   1/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)         10  5 0
 2/ 2*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)   9   6  1 60.0   2/ 1*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      9  5 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         564 720 11 43.9   3/ 3*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  9  6 1
 4/ 3*BROTHERHOOD (489)          6   8  0 42.9   4/ 6*BROTHERHOOD (489)         2  7 0
 5/ 5 THE GENERALS (574)        45  61  9 42.5   5/ 5 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 661): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 663): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 556): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 659): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 650): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 651): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 645): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 592): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): 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 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 524): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 485): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 446): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 441): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 549): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 661): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 663): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 556): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 659): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 650): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 651): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): STEEL PATH 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 297): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 524): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 485): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 446): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 441): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 662): ARCHYTAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 556): RELIGIOUS CULT of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 656): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 648): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 642): GANGPLANK RIDER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 634): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           SAZERAC of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
                           TAMRA KAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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  60 ARADI (turn 509): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 491): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, Brunhilda!  It's a pleasant surprise to see you instead of Bradley, though
the effort on my part wasn't any greater.  Well, the fighting effort wasn't greater,
but I did have to work just a little harder to keep my mind on the job.  I didn't
mind carrying you to the Infirmary myself.

                                    Zebd Arvin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ALJAFIR.  Like, ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 had to be 
so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by MIDDLE WAY!  Way to go MIDDLE WAY! 
What was the name of that team who got 4-1-0 this turn for a total 9-6-1 you ask?  
(Sure)  ALMOST THANKSGIVING's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award for 
HANNABLE?  THE GENERALS' proud of him after beating ALIDA BERN and getting 24 points. 
Talk about yer major upsets!  ALIDA BERN's match with HANNABLE cost her a loss of 15 
points!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome NEFARIOUS.  Aren't BROTHERHOOD proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really 
being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Like, is 
ALIDA BERN popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all of ALJAFIR!  She's 
got a 19-7-0, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEFARIOUS 6006                6   2  0   110       BROTHERHOOD (489)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNABLE 7084                14  18  2    90       THE GENERALS (574)
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128              16   6  0    83       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           12   6  0    74       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ALIDA BERN 7113              19   7  0    72       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUNHILDA 7087               13  19  3    65       THE GENERALS (574)
 GHOUL 7188                    5   0  0    65       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                 14  18  2    62       THE GENERALS (574)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170            9   4  0    45       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142              9   7  1    38       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 REAPER 7190                   4   1  0    34       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAMILY STRIFE 7195            2   1  0    28       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 ZOMBIE 7192                   3   2  0    27       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 BANSHEE 7189                  4   1  0    26       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 FOOTBALL 7196                 2   1  0    24       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN BEANS 7193              2   1  1    23       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             1   2  0    10       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194       2   1  0     7       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A 7217                  0  1 0 BROTHERHOOD 489      WURM KIN              651  NONE
JED TURNER 6004         0  1 0 BROTHERHOOD 489      SPYMASTER             651  NONE
TORCHLIGHT 7216         0  1 0 BROTHERHOOD 489      BLACK ORC             651  NONE
SEE YA 7214             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   MOUNTAIN TROLL        651  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hannable -- It's probably the misspelling of your name that gets you down.  Leads to
mispronunciation and leaves you looking around to see who the arenamaster is talking
to when says, "Begin, Hannable!" -- Alida Bern, not complaining

Hmm, if *I* were six-foot-two and the Commission insisted on calling me a mdwarf, I'd
be dangerous, too! -- Bellona Chist

Reaper -- Gosh, I didn't realize the Karnhorns DID that to their own people.  Maybe
they figured you're a half-shewish freak? -- Senlum Nosh

Ghoul -- I believe that Senlum is WRONG, and even Karnhorns neuter those they are
about to make into zombies.  It would seem reasonable, though it eliminates several
movie plots (Bride of the Zombie?). -- Kaireen Lamar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TORCHLIGHT was dispatched by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
JED TURNER was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SEE YA was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
ZEBD ARVIN was overpowered by NEFARIOUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BELLONA CHIST viciously subdued BRUNHILDA in a 2 minute gory duel.
ALIDA BERN was bested by HANNABLE in a 4 minute master's match.
BRADLEY was handily defeated by GHOUL in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
REAPER lost to KAIREEN LAMAR in a 3 minute beginner vs. veteran duel.
BANSHEE lost to SENLUM NOSH in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran duel.
ZOMBIE overpowered CORNBREAD STUFFING in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
GREEN BEANS overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FAMILY STRIFE devastated NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FOOTBALL subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's match.
CANDIED YAMS beat NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 651 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   NEFARIOUS 6006              6   2  0  110 BROTHERHOOD (489)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128            16   6  0   83 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         12   6  0   74 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113            19   7  0   72 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOUL 7188                  5   0  0   65 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
AIMED BLOW       KAIREEN LAMAR 7170          9   4  0   45 MIDDLE WAY (484)
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 NEFARIOUS 6006, BELLONA 
CHIST 7136, KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, TORCHLIGHT 7216, ALIDA BERN 7113, GHOUL 7188, REAPER 
7190, FOOTBALL 7196, CANDIED YAMS 7197, and A 7217.

The least popular fighter this week was CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZEBD ARVIN 7128, JED TURNER 6004, SENLUM NOSH 7142, BANSHEE 
7189, BRADLEY 7085, SEE YA 7214, FAMILY STRIFE 7195, GREEN BEANS 7193, ZOMBIE 7192, 
and BRUNHILDA 7087.