DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2011    Duedate: 02/05/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-652

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALIDA BERN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7113) [20-7-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALIDA BERN                     GHOUL
MIDDLE WAY (484)               ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7113) [20-7-0,92]          (17-7188) [6-0-0,69]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNABLE                       HANNABLE
THE GENERALS (574)             THE GENERALS (574)
(17-7084) [14-19-2,77]         (17-7084) [14-19-2,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        31
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            22      MIDDLE WAY (484)
3. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   15      Unchartered Team
4. BROTHERHOOD (489)            0
5. THE GENERALS (574)         -11      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)      20   8  1 71.4   1/ 3*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583) 10  5 0
 2/ 2*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  12   8  1 60.0   2/ 2*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      9  5 1
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         566 723 11 43.9   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 0
 4- 4*BROTHERHOOD (489)          6   8  0 42.9   4- 4*BROTHERHOOD (489)         2  6 0
 5/ 5 THE GENERALS (574)        46  63  9 42.2   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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ The Middle Way ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "Has it ever occurred to you," Alida Bern asked, "that we're dumb?  To have
chosen to live in a swamp in the far north, to continue to live here through the
winter--"
     "It wasn't winter when we chose," Zebd Arvin said.  "And once the choice was
made, we were stuck with it.  Still are.  Die, graduate, or stay here."  He shrugged.
"It could be worse."
     Bellona Chist, handing around mugs of mulled cider, raised an eyebrow.  "How?"
     "We could be in Snowbound, or even Vithicar."
     "The arena is closed in Vithicar."
     "Right, imagine being stuck under that mountain and not even having a chance to
fight every two weeks!"  Zebd shuddered.  "Totally horrid thought."
     "I wonder what they ARE doing up there in Vithicar," Senlum said.     "Who
cares?  We aren't going to look, trust me on that!  It would mean an adventure, and
we aren't--I hope!--that dumb," Zebd said.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 558): RAINBIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 658): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 660): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): NEFARIOUS of BROTHERHOOD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 646): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisant, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 643): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 635): SECOND WATCH of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): 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 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 525): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 510): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): WALLIS YET of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 558): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 658): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 660): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 651): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 328): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 649): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 643): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 635): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 593): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 303): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 284): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 525): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 510): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 233): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 550): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 662): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 664): ARISTOCLEA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 657): STONEBOW of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 652): DID NOT FLUSH of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
                            WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, 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  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 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          (turn 297): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      THE LION KING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      ITHYIC THING of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 509): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (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  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ALJAFIR to see 
what's new.  Too bad, MIDDLE WAY, but ALMOST THANKSGIVING was just too good to be 
stopped.  What was the name of that team who got 3-1-1 this turn for a total 20-8-1 
you ask?  (Sure)  ZOMBIE SQUAD 2's their name, and fighting's their game!  MVP award 
for ALIDA BERN?  MIDDLE WAY's proud of her after beating HANNABLE and getting 20 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  HANNABLE's match with ALIDA BERN cost him a 
loss of 13 points!  What a putz!  NEFARIOUS fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then 
quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  Was that a tear 
I saw in ALIDA BERN's eye, as she took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't HANNABLE fit 
to be tied!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  
They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ALJAFIR ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALIDA BERN 7113              20   7  0    92       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128              17   6  0    89       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 HANNABLE 7084                14  19  2    77       THE GENERALS (574)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           12   7  0    72       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GHOUL 7188                    6   0  0    69       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                 15  18  2    66       THE GENERALS (574)
 BRUNHILDA 7087               13  20  3    63       THE GENERALS (574)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170            9   5  0    44       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 REAPER 7190                   5   1  0    42       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 ZOMBIE 7192                   4   2  1    41       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142              9   8  1    37       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN BEANS 7193              3   1  1    30       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-BANSHEE 7189                  4   1  0    26       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194       3   1  0    25       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOTBALL 7196                 2   2  0    18       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             2   2  0    16       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FAMILY STRIFE 7195      2  2 0 ALMOST THANKSGIV 583 ZOMBIE 7192           652   
SEE YA 7221             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   BANDIT PRINCE         652  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nefarious!  I am so GLAD you won that fight. -- Zebd Arvin
P.S.  Jorja's latest orders are "you get top team, you write a spotlight," ugh.  At
least it doesn't have to be a long one to satisfy her.  Or an adventure.  An
adventure would be Bad.
P.P.S.  I don't even mind that the fight was described as "one-sided."  It probably
was, not that I can tell without the fight report.  Yep, the fight reports have not
arrived.  There isn't a turn in the house that ran after a week before the Face to
Face.  At least, not YET.  Probably they'll show up late.  It's the weather.  All
that snow, it may not STOP the mail carriers, but I bet it slows 'em down.
P.P.P.S.  I hope you have tourney fights, by the way.  Otherwise, well, I'll just
have to be terribly embarrassed.

Oh, cheese, I was "most challenged"?  NOBODY was most challenged, or challenged at
ALL. -- Alida Bern

Brunhilda -- Ain't we got fun? -- Bellona Chist
P.S.  I wasn't really vicious, was I?  Those reporters get carried away sometimes.

Hannable -- Well, four minutes... that isn't too humiliating.  I made you sweat for
it. -- Alida Bern

Reaper -- How can you reap in the winter?  You can't even SEE the fields, much less
get out there with a scythe. -- Kaireen Lamar

Banshee -- Ear plugs. -- Senlum Nosh

Huh, that's just freaky!  Two of the guys who DIED in the Dark Arena made the Most
Popular list!  Something is wrong with this. -- Zebd Arvin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SEE YA was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BELLONA CHIST lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute gruesome battle.
ZEBD ARVIN demolished BRUNHILDA in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
ALIDA BERN devastated HANNABLE in a exciting 4 minute bloody one-sided Title fight.
BRADLEY bested KAIREEN LAMAR in a 1 minute duel.
GHOUL overpowered SENLUM NOSH in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
REAPER devastated FOOTBALL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FAMILY STRIFE was easily killed by ZOMBIE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GREEN BEANS vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CORNBREAD STUFFING vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CANDIED YAMS defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gory beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  20 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 652 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113            20   7  0   92 MIDDLE WAY (484)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128            17   6  0   89 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         12   7  0   72 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOUL 7188                  6   0  0   69 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
AIMED BLOW       KAIREEN LAMAR 7170          9   5  0   44 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   REAPER 7190                 5   1  0   42 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 ALIDA BERN 7113, BELLONA 
CHIST 7136, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, CANDIED YAMS 7197, GHOUL 7188, 
REAPER 7190, ZOMBIE 7192, GREEN BEANS 7193, and BRADLEY 7085.

The least popular fighter this week was FAMILY STRIFE 7195.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FOOTBALL 7196, SENLUM NOSH 7142, BRUNHILDA 7087, SEE YA 7221, 
KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, BRADLEY 7085, GREEN BEANS 7193, ZOMBIE 7192, REAPER 7190, and 
GHOUL 7188.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLVI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AGENT ORANGE 2350 (42-25-2)            0  5  0         SPIES R US           

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TOTTI 5991 (35-15-2)                   1  3  0         ITALIAN FOOTBALL     

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEFARIOUS 6006 (6-2-0)                 2  3  0         BROTHERHOOD          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREEBIRD 7109 (0-0-0)                  1  3  0         O.R.                 

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOSCH 7201 (0-0-0)                     2  1  0  DEAD   THE SABOTENDERS      
PENELO 7202 (0-0-0)                    4  3  0         THE SABOTENDERS      
COUNTESS KRAK 7153 (0-0-0)             3  3  0         MISSION: EARTH!      
JETTERO HELLER 7161 (0-0-0)            3  3  0  DEAD   MISSION: EARTH!      
BALTHIER 7200 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         THE SABOTENDERS