DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2011    Duedate: 02/19/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-653

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SEXTUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-7071) [7-2-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEXTUS                         GHOUL
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7071) [7-2-1,104]          (17-7188) [7-0-0,84]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNABLE                       SEXTUS
THE GENERALS (574)             FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-7084) [14-20-2,65]         (17-7071) [7-2-1,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     35
2. GLADIATORS (569)            21      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   20      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        15
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)             3      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)      22  10  1 68.8   1/ 1*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583) 10  4 0
 2/ 2*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  15   9  1 62.5   2/ 2*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      7  6 1
 3/ 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  131  94  8 58.2   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          7  8 0
 4/ 0 GLADIATORS (569)          76  74 10 50.7   4/ 5 THE GENERALS (574)        2  7 0
 5/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         568 726 11 43.9   5/ 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   1  1 0
 6- 4*BROTHERHOOD (489)          6   8  0 42.9   6/ 0 GLADIATORS (569)          1  1 0
 7/ 5 THE GENERALS (574)        46  66  9 41.1   7- 4*BROTHERHOOD (489)         1  3 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 663): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): SAM ADAMS of MMMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 626): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 647): DEE S. TROYER of DEVILS ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): SMASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): PETER DAVISON of THE DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 663): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 665): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 560): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 659): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 652): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 329): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 650): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 326): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 644): IL MALVAGIO (Action, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 644): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 636): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 594): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 304): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): DANGER DANGER (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 526): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 493): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 487): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 234): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 435): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 551): GLADIATORS et al (Caesar, 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  16 WILLAF (turn 661): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 653): AURELIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                (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  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 511): GARM of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 492): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 448): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 447): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 443): BRASELL of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                      (turn 442): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Poor Hannable.  I'm sure he tried his very best, but that just wasn't good
enough.

                                     Alida Bern

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ALJAFIR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, SENLUM NOSH fought 
BRADLEY and gained 21 points and contributed to MIDDLE WAY's 2-3-0.  REAPER has lost 
to FABRICIUS, falling 16 points, while helping make ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 a 2-2-0 turn.  We 
should ask SEXTUS about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does 
for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Vile Vizier until they win. 
Maybe?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  GLADIATORS has some questions to answer.  Like 'why did you kill 
your fighter, LIBERIUS, who had a record of 2-0-0?' A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEXTUS 7071                   7   2  1   104       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRACCHUS 7057                13   1  1   126       GLADIATORS (569)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THEODOSIUS 7051              13   7  2   119       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-NEFARIOUS 6006                6   2  0   110       BROTHERHOOD (489)
-CONSTANTIUS 7056             13   2  1   100       GLADIATORS (569)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOUL 7188                    7   0  0    84       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 ALIDA BERN 7113              20   8  0    74       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128              17   7  0    74       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRADLEY 7085                 15  19  2    66       THE GENERALS (574)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           12   8  0    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 HANNABLE 7084                14  20  2    65       THE GENERALS (574)
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170           10   5  0    65       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BRUNHILDA 7087               13  21  3    63       THE GENERALS (574)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             10   8  1    58       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIE 7192                   5   2  1    49       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 FABRICIUS 7092                4   0  1    48       GLADIATORS (569)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194       4   1  0    32       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             3   2  0    28       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 REAPER 7190                   5   2  0    26       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
-BANSHEE 7189                  4   1  0    26       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 FOOTBALL 7196                 3   2  0    25       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 GREEN BEANS 7193              3   2  1    24       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITUS 7127                    2   0  1    16       GLADIATORS (569)

'-' 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   
DARK FIELD 7227         0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 STONE GOLEM           653  NONE
LIBERIUS 7059           2  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       SPYMASTER             653  NONE
SEE YA 7228             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   SPYMASTER             653  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I am getting together as many Duelmaster players as possible to play in a game
of Hyborian War as a change of pace.  We already have 17 players that are interested
and we are trying to get as many as possible involved before I submit the list to
RSI.  I am collecting the names and top 3 kingdoms that the players are interested in
and submitting it myself so we can all play in the same game.  If you are interested
PM me in the DuelII Forums at Tripwire or email me at azaer123@comcast.net. --
Tripwire

The Veteran Mercenary started telling me about some of his old campaigns and
COMPLETELY distracted me from the fight.  That was embarrassing. -- Bellona Chist

Brunhilda -- It would be no disgrace to choose a different weapon.  Not that *I*
mind. -- Zebd Arvin

Bradley -- I suppose it must be a species of relief to know you can defeat SOME
opponents. -- Kaireen Lamar

Ghoul -- Hey!  No biting! -- Senlum Nosh

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIBERIUS was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARK FIELD was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
SEE YA was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
ALIDA BERN was demolished by SEXTUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute uneven Title fight.
ZEBD ARVIN was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BELLONA CHIST was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brawl.
HANNABLE was vanquished by GHOUL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BRADLEY was savagely defeated by SENLUM NOSH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
BRUNHILDA was handily defeated by KAIREEN LAMAR in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
REAPER was vanquished by FABRICIUS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ZOMBIE vanquished GREEN BEANS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CORNBREAD STUFFING overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
FOOTBALL overpowered NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
CANDIED YAMS devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  2      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 653 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      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SEXTUS 7071                 7   2  1  104 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOUL 7188                  7   0  0   84 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113            20   8  0   74 MIDDLE WAY (484)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128            17   7  0   74 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         12   8  0   66 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       KAIREEN LAMAR 7170         10   5  0   65 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOMBIE 7192                 5   2  1   49 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 SEXTUS 7071.  The ten other most popular fighters were KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, DARK 
FIELD 7227, SENLUM NOSH 7142, GHOUL 7188, FABRICIUS 7092, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, 
BRUNHILDA 7087, ZOMBIE 7192, CANDIED YAMS 7197, and ALIDA BERN 7113.

The least popular fighter this week was GREEN BEANS 7193.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were REAPER 7190, HANNABLE 7084, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, SEE YA 7228, 
LIBERIUS 7059, FOOTBALL 7196, BRADLEY 7085, BELLONA CHIST 7136, ALIDA BERN 7113, and 
CANDIED YAMS 7197.