DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/07/2011    Duedate: 03/19/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-655

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SEXTUS
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
(17-7071) [9-2-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SEXTUS                         GHOUL
FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)        ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7071) [9-2-1,125]          (17-7188) [8-1-0,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HANNABLE                       BRADLEY
THE GENERALS (574)             THE GENERALS (574)
(17-7084) [14-22-2,66]         (17-7085) [17-19-2,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (169)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE GENERALS (574)          24
2. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   23      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
3. FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)     18      Unchartered Team
4. GLADIATORS (569)             8
5. KAOS FROGS (586)             4      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)      26  14  1 65.0   1/ 1*ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      6  6 0
 2/ 2 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)  133  98  8 57.6   2/ 2*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  6  6 0
 3/ 3*ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  18  14  1 56.3   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4/ 4 GLADIATORS (569)          76  76 10 50.0   4/ 4 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)   3  5 0
 5/ 7*KAOS FROGS (586)           2   2  0 50.0   5/ 5 THE GENERALS (574)        3  6 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         572 732 11 43.9   6/ 7*KAOS FROGS (586)          2  2 0
 7/ 6 THE GENERALS (574)        49  69  9 41.5   7/ 6 GLADIATORS (569)          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 665): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 667): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 564): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 661): POT OF GOLD of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 654): SEXTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 627): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 649): SLITHER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 646): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 638): HAMMERHEAD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 596): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): GET of BACK (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 513): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 495): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 489): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 450): -.... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 445): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 553): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 665): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 667): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 564): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 661): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 662): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 654): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 649): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 646): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 638): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 596): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 513): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 495): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 450): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 445): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 437): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 553): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 665): NORTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 564): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 663): SARDO GRACKEL of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 655): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, 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 528): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 527): ERBIN GOETZ of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 488): HARLEQUIN of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  FOOTBALL caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested ZOMBIE and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, FOOTBALL put down ZOMBIE, 
causing it to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Although GHOUL made a 
valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious SEXTUS.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 is feared.  This 
much I can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM last week.  Busy avoiding ZOMBIE SQUAD 2?  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CORNBREAD STUFFING take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ALJAFIR.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Walk proud, warriors of ALMOST 
THANKSGIVING!  By striking down ZOMBIE you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your 
virtue is known to all in ALJAFIR.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in ALJAFIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SEXTUS 7071                   9   2  1   125       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRACCHUS 7057                13   1  1   126       GLADIATORS (569)
-THEODOSIUS 7051              13   7  2   119       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
-CONSTANTIUS 7056             13   2  1   100       GLADIATORS (569)
 BRADLEY 7085                 17  19  2    96       THE GENERALS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GHOUL 7188                    8   1  0    86       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           14   8  0    82       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128              18   8  0    77       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BRUNHILDA 7087               14  22  3    77       THE GENERALS (574)
 ALIDA BERN 7113              20  10  0    70       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HANNABLE 7084                14  22  2    66       THE GENERALS (574)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             11   9  1    63       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAPER 7190                   7   2  0    59       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170           10   7  0    48       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-FABRICIUS 7092                4   0  1    48       GLADIATORS (569)
 FOOTBALL 7196                 4   3  0    47       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             4   3  0    36       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 ZOMBIE 7192                   6   3  1    34       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194       5   2  0    30       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 GREEN BEANS 7193              3   4  1    27       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-BANSHEE 7189                  4   1  0    26       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TITUS 7127                    2   0  1    16       GLADIATORS (569)
 WHIRLING FROGGY 7212          2   0  0     9       KAOS FROGS (586)
 LIVIUS 7140                   0   2  0     2       FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
DEAD ROMAN I 7238       0  1 0 FIELDS OF ELYSIU 563 BLACK ORC             655  NONE
DEAD ROMAN II 7239      0  1 0 GLADIATORS 569       SPYMASTER             655  NONE
SEE YA 7237             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   SHEWISH GIANT         655  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hamir of Mazgourrah, master of unarmed combat -- Phbbt! -- Alida Bern the annoyed and
disgusted

Hamir of Mazgourrah, master of unarmed combat -- What is it with you?  You been
eating red meat or something?  Lose, dammit! -- Zebd Arvin

Hannable -- It is to laugh!  Well, for me it is.  Really, though, think about it:
what does being a general have to do with gladiatorial combat?  I know there are
people who figure personal fighting prowess is a necessary and sufficient
qualification for command positions, but that's just silly.  Different skill-sets
entirely. -- Senlum Nosh

I have two protests to make.  One, that to introduce the Dangerous Criminal as a
dwarf and then present this guy who's over six feet tall is false advertising.  And
two, that the standbys are getting really uppity. -- Bellona Chist

Bradley -- You're probably a whiz at directing armies, but, ha!, no armies in the
arena to help you out. -- Kaireen Lamar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD ROMAN II was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEAD ROMAN I was slaughtered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SEE YA was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SEXTUS vanquished GHOUL in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BELLONA CHIST defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute fight.
ZEBD ARVIN savagely defeated HANNABLE in a 2 minute gruesome master's competition.
ALIDA BERN was defeated by BRADLEY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's struggle.
SENLUM NOSH was overcome by BRUNHILDA in a action packed 1 minute fight.
KAIREEN LAMAR lost to REAPER in a 1 minute duel.
ZOMBIE lost to FOOTBALL in a popular 1 minute duel.
CANDIED YAMS slimly lost to FRATSFA SLAVE in a 7 minute gory duel.
GREEN BEANS was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gruesome match.
CORNBREAD STUFFING overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LIVIUS was subdued by WHIRLING FROGGY in a 3 minute amateur's competition.

                                    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                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  2      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  23 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 655 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SEXTUS 7071                 9   2  1  125 FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (563)
STRIKING ATTACK  GHOUL 7188                  8   1  0   86 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         14   8  0   82 MIDDLE WAY (484)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128            18   8  0   77 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113            20  10  0   70 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   REAPER 7190                 7   2  0   59 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
AIMED BLOW       KAIREEN LAMAR 7170         10   7  0   48 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 BRADLEY 7085.  The ten other most popular fighters were BELLONA CHIST 7136, 
CANDIED YAMS 7197, GREEN BEANS 7193, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, FOOTBALL 7196, LIVIUS 7140, 
ALIDA BERN 7113, BRUNHILDA 7087, SEE YA 7237, and SEXTUS 7071.

The least popular fighter this week was DEAD ROMAN I 7238.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WHIRLING FROGGY 7212, ZOMBIE 7192, KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, HANNABLE 
7084, GHOUL 7188, DEAD ROMAN II 7239, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, REAPER 7190, SENLUM 
NOSH 7142, and SEXTUS 7071.

               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.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes