DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2011    Duedate: 05/14/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-659

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROBERT FROST
DEAD POETS (300)
(17-7097) [8-0-1,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROBERT FROST                   POSITION IS EMPTY
DEAD POETS (300)               
(17-7097) [8-0-1,96]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELLONA CHIST                  KAIREEN LAMAR
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7136) [17-9-0,81]          (17-7170) [14-7-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEAD POETS (300)            81
2. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        18      ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
3. KAOS FROGS (586)             0      Unchartered Team
4. THE GENERALS (574)           0
5. ALMOST FAMOUS (580)          0      THE FALLEN ANGELS (261)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ALMOST FAMOUS (580)        5   0  0  100   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)         11  4 0
 2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      29  25  1 53.7   2/ 0 DEAD POETS (300)          5  0 0
 3/ 0 DEAD POETS (300)          24  26  1 48.0   3- 2*ALMOST FAMOUS (580)       5  0 0
 4/ 3 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  23  28  1 45.1   4/ 3 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  4 11 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         588 736 11 44.4   5- 4 THE GENERALS (574)        2  1 0
 6- 5 THE GENERALS (574)        52  72 10 41.9   6/ 5 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      2  9 0
 7- 6*KAOS FROGS (586)           2   3  0 40.0   7- 6*KAOS FROGS (586)          0  1 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 669): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 671): JAYLENE MOKHAR of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 572): BITING FLY of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 665): POT OF GOLD of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 667): GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 658): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 659): SHORTLINE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 656): QUARK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 329): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 653): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 650): MOTHER TERESA of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 642): HAMMERHEAD of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 600): KENSELJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 532): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 517): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 499): DAVID TENNANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 493): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 237): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 454): HESTI TYL VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 449): LENSI TU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 441): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 557): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 669): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 671): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 572): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 665): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 667): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 658): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 659): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 656): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 329): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 653): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 650): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 642): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 600): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 288): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 532): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 517): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 499): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr>)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 493): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 237): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 454): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 449): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 441): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 557): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 572): BITING FLY of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 665): POT OF GOLD of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 659): SHORTLINE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 332): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
                          VALERIAN of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 656): QUARK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 650): WINDMILL WILLY of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 599): DANIEL SILVERLOCK of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 307): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                               PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 301): SHELDON of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                                      RERUN of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                                      JACK KNIFE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                          (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 531): GET of BACK (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 498): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                           WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 492): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 453): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                              MARDEL TEN VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 448): QUEEN of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     A Kung-Fu Master.  Oh, well, it's a win, and with luck I'll graduate before
anyone can get a real opponent up here.

                                   Bellona Chist

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ALJAFIR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, YEATS fought SENLUM NOSH and gained 
25 points and contributed to DEAD POETS' 5-0-0.  SENLUM NOSH has lost to YEATS, 
falling 14 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY a 3-2-0 turn.  And not without some 
honor, ROBERT FROST now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of ALJAFIR.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Vile Vizier?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that ALJAFIR has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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                  
 ROBERT FROST 7097             8   0  1    96       DEAD POETS (300)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUNHILDA 7087               15  23  3    94       THE GENERALS (574)
-BRADLEY 7085                 18  20  3    93       THE GENERALS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBD ARVIN 7128              21   9  0    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ALIDA BERN 7113              24  10  0    87       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           17   9  0    81       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HANNABLE 7084                15  23  2    72       THE GENERALS (574)
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170           14   7  0    69       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YEATS 7120                    4   1  0    66       DEAD POETS (300)
 REAPER 7190                   7   6  0    63       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             5   6  0    58       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIE 7192                   9   4  1    52       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             13  11  1    51       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194       7   4  0    51       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 FOOTBALL 7196                 5   6  0    44       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EDGAR ALLAN POE 7118          3   2  0    33       DEAD POETS (300)
 DANTE ALIGHIERI 7177          2   1  0    24       DEAD POETS (300)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN BEANS 7193              4   7  1    22       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-WHIRLING FROGGY 7212          2   1  0    15       KAOS FROGS (586)
-SCOOBY LIU 7181               1   0  0    15       ALMOST FAMOUS (580)
-DALAI OBAMA 7182              1   0  0    15       ALMOST FAMOUS (580)
-JAR JAR BING 7180             1   0  0    15       ALMOST FAMOUS (580)
 ANON 7252                     1   0  0    10       DEAD POETS (300)
-CRUELLA MCBEAL 7179           1   0  0     7       ALMOST FAMOUS (580)
 DAWN 7248                     0   1  0     7       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
-AMELIA EARNHARDT 7178         1   0  0     3       ALMOST FAMOUS (580)
 YOU SCREAM 7245               0   3  0     3       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GHOUL 7188              8  2 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   BRADLEY 7085          656   
ZOMBIE 1 7249           0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   SHEWISH GIANT         659  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute Aljafir's tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way
P.S.  And we hope to see some of them active here.  Maybe an unattainable dream,
but everyone has those from time to time.

Candied Yams -- Ah!  A favorite of mine, provided there's enough butter on 'em.
-- Zebd Arvin
P.S.  Almost any food can be improved by the addition of a pound or so of
butter.

Reaper -- Thanks, that was a real confidence booster... for me.  Sure, I had the
advantages of more experience (unless you've been doing tourneys) and the style
advantage as well, but you probably have a more involved manager.  And in any
case, I'm not turning down a win. -- Alida Bern

Bummer.  I figure what happend, Bellona pissed off the Kung-Fu Master, and when
it came my fight, he turned me into candied yams. -- Senlum Nosh

Zombie -- Jorja says you should challenge and avoid.  *I* say you should go on
losing to me, and I don't care whether it's chance or intention. -- Kaireen
Lamar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ZOMBIE 1 was viciously butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BELLONA CHIST lost to ROBERT FROST in a 2 minute Title battle.
ZEBD ARVIN handily defeated REAPER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ALIDA BERN vanquished CANDIED YAMS in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
SENLUM NOSH was overpowered by YEATS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
KAIREEN LAMAR bested CORNBREAD STUFFING in a 3 minute duel.
FOOTBALL was defeated by ZOMBIE in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
GREEN BEANS was bested by EDGAR ALLAN POE in a 2 minute gory competition.
YOU SCREAM was handily defeated by DANTE ALIGHIERI in a 3 minute uneven melee.
DAWN was vanquished by ANON in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  15 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  21 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  25 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 659 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      ROBERT FROST 7097           8   0  1   96 DEAD POETS (300)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBD ARVIN 7128            21   9  0   90 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113            24  10  0   87 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         17   9  0   81 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       KAIREEN LAMAR 7170         14   7  0   69 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  YEATS 7120                  4   1  0   66 DEAD POETS (300)
LUNGING ATTACK   REAPER 7190                 7   6  0   63 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  SENLUM NOSH 7142           13  11  1   51 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BELLONA CHIST 7136.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KAIREEN LAMAR 7170.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROBERT FROST 
7097, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, ZOMBIE 1 7249, ALIDA BERN 7113, YEATS 7120, FOOTBALL 
7196, EDGAR ALLAN POE 7118, DANTE ALIGHIERI 7177, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, and CANDIED YAMS 
7197.

The least popular fighter this week was YOU SCREAM 7245.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAWN 7248, REAPER 7190, GREEN BEANS 7193, SENLUM NOSH 7142, BELLONA 
CHIST 7136, ANON 7252, ZOMBIE 7192, CANDIED YAMS 7197, ZEBD ARVIN 7128, and DANTE 
ALIGHIERI 7177.