DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/11/2011    Duedate: 07/23/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-664

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ALIDA BERN
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7113) [28-11-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ALIDA BERN                     WHIRLING FROGGY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               KAOS FROGS (586)
(17-7113) [28-11-0,106]        (17-7212) [4-2-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELLONA CHIST                  ZOMBIE
MIDDLE WAY (484)               ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7136) [19-12-0,84]         (17-7192) [13-5-2,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KAOS FROGS (586)            37
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            16      WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        16      Unchartered Team
4. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)    4
5. WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)     -19      KAOS FROGS (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)    50  28  4 64.1   1/ 1 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)   10  3 1
 2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      34  30  2 53.1   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         603 746 11 44.7   3/ 3 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  4  8 0
 4/ 4 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  31  41  2 43.1   4/ 4 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      3  3 0
 5/ 5*KAOS FROGS (586)           4   8  0 33.3   5/ 5*KAOS FROGS (586)          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

                             THE ADM REGIONAL TOURNAMENT

The next ADM Regional Tournament will be held in the months of October/November 2011
and will be contested in the regular arenas during the late Summer months.

Q: What is the ADM Regional Tournament?
A: The ADM Regional Tournament is a competition where the best and brightest warriors
   from the ADM regionals compete for bragging rights and to see which region is the
   best!

Q: How does it work?
A: During the month of October, the warriors of each Regional Team will be temporarily
   moved to a special regional arena, where they will battle it out in a single
   elimination tournament.  The last warrior standing wins for his region.  (Learns,
   skills, and FE gained during the contest will not be permanent.)

   Results will be posted online during the months of October/November.

Q: How are teams determined?
A: There are 10 warrior slots given out to each team. The 10 Stylemasters of each
   regional arena during Saturday, October 15th will automatically qualify and be
   selected.

   To qualify for a Stylemaster position, you must have been active in the arena in 4
   of the prior 6 turns including the last one (2 of the last 3 for Crysalis).  (Thus,
   you'll want to activate your warriors before the week of July 23rd, to be safe.)

   Should a team not be able to qualify all 10 warriors, they may select wildcard
   entrants to fill those empty slots.  However, they must have at least 7 different
   styles represented AND no more than 2 of any style.  Should they not be able to
   meet this criteria, their team will be filled with NPCs.

   Each manager may only play for 1 region and may qualify no more than 3 warriors on
   a regional team.  They may play a 3rd warrior only if everyone else who wants to
   participate already has 2 and/or there is no other option.  A manager may not have
   more than 1 warrior of the same style on the regional team.

Q: What's a Regional Coordinator?
A: The Regional Coordinator is the unofficial "team captain":  They are in charge of
   putting together their team based on the rules, trying to make sure everyone is
   included and that any disputes are handled.  (For instance, if someone qualifies
   more than 2 warriors, the regional coordinator will work with that manager and
   determine which warriors will participate on the team, and then notify
   replacements, etc.)

   The Regional Coordinators are: Manager (Andorak), Buri(Darkholm), The Dark One
   (Free Blades), Crip (Crysalis), Master Darque (Unnamed No Tourney Arena), One Arm
   Bandit (Home Guard).  If you need to contact them, you can write a personal ad in
   the ADM arena, or send a diplo to them at:

                        Manager:        Superior Forces in DM 105
                        The Dark One:   Angels of Pain in DM 103
                        Buri:           Tackle Box in DM 104
                        One Arm Bandit: Sea Dogs in DM 101
                        Crip:           Royal Flush in DM 106
                        Master Darque:  Darque Ages in DM 81

Q: What does happen if someone qualifies more than 2 warriors?
A: That manager will be able to decide which 2 to send (or, if there are no other
   options, the manager may send 3--see above) and the next highest qualifying warrior
   will be able to take place of the warrior that doesn't get sent if it's an
   automatic spot.  It's definitely a good idea to communicate with your team
   coordinator and fellow teammates.  Remember, even though you are fighting for
   qualification spots, you all still want to put together a competitive team! (All
   of the captains treat this as an inclusive event so it's unlikely anyone will
   completely get left out in the cold.)

Q: What if my warriors are not in ADM regional?  Or, what if they are in the wrong
   ADM regional?
A: If your warriors are in 100, or are in the wrong region, and they haven't fought
   since the split, you can request to CSR to have them moved into the proper
   regional arena.

Q: Is there a prize?
A: Bragging rights!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): SHORT SKIRT of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): BLACK HEART of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): JUNIOR VASQUEZ of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): GILEAN YASUR of CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): STANDBY of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS
                                             (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 674): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 676): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 582): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 670): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 672): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 663): WHEN EAGLES DARE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 664): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 334): THE DEATH LORDS (Widowmaker, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 661): CLUBS 'N CLONES (Demonspawn, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 332): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 655): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 647): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 309): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 304): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 290): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 537): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 522): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 498): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 459): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 454): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 446): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 562): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 581): BALANCE OF EARTH of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 671): MORGAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 663): THE ENQUIRER of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 658): A.S. MODEUS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 657): MURDER of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 646): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 605): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 303): SMOKEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 289): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 521): COCO NUTS of FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
                          CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 504): DELLEA ERAMIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS. POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 458): HESTI TYL VAREN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 445): BLACK TOM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ALJAFIR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see WHIRLING FROGGY win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CANDIED 
YAMS beat SENLUM NOSH and SENLUM NOSH lost 6 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
JUNIOR VASQUEZ challenged ALIDA BERN for ALJAFIR's Title this turn, and guess what 
happened?  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as ALIDA BERN takes the Title 
and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Vile Vizier, humph!  
I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ALJAFIR's 
trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALIDA BERN 7113              28  11  0   106       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIE 7192                  13   5  2   100       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313          12   4  0    96       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170           18   8  0    89       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           19  12  0    84       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 REAPER 7190                   8  10  0    71       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             7   9  0    71       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             15  14  1    60       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194      10   6  0    60       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIRLING FROGGY 7212          4   2  0    47       KAOS FROGS (586)
 GREEN BEANS 7193              7   9  2    43       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WURDEN 7263                   3   0  0    29       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
-BLUE MOUNTAIN 6627            2   0  0    25       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBELISK 7262                  2   1  0    15       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 FRAGG 7265                    1   0  0    15       WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
 YOU SCREAM 7245               0   8  0     8       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-DAWN 7248                     0   1  0     7       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264            1   2  0     5       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
FOOTBALL 7196           5  7 0 ALMOST THANKSGIV 583 ZOMBIE 7192           660  NOT REVENGED
DAX 7267                0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 586       MOUNTAIN TROLL        664  NONE
DAZ 7266                0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 586       ARENAMASTER KARG      664  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wurden -- At least I made you fight for it. -- Barnum Chells
P.S.  But some skills for me would've been good.

Reaper -- "It"?  And not a golem?  Gosh, that's... awful.  And possibly the source of
your loss (along with my experience), you just didn't have the drive of a true man.
It's gotta be tough. -- Alida Bern

Candied Yams -- The best way to handle you would involve a garbage can, but I did
what I could. -- Bellona Chist

M. Chardinee makes a pleasant change.  The man knows how to lose with style. --
Kaireen Lamar

Green Beans -- Ah, now there, I have tolerance as low as Belle's for too-sweet
potatoes. -- Senlum Nosh

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAX was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAZ was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
JUNIOR VASQUEZ was subdued by ALIDA BERN in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
OBELISK viciously subdued YOU SCREAM in a slow 7 minute gory Challenge contest.
ZOMBIE savagely defeated BELLONA CHIST in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
KAIREEN LAMAR overpowered CORNBREAD STUFFING in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SENLUM NOSH was overcome by CANDIED YAMS in a 1 minute fight.
REAPER handily defeated GREEN BEANS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WHIRLING FROGGY vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
WURDEN vanquished BARNUM CHELLS in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
FRAGG handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        18 -   8 -  1      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  23 -  3      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 664 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ALIDA BERN 7113            28  11  0  106 MIDDLE WAY (484)
LUNGING ATTACK   ZOMBIE 7192                13   5  2  100 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313        12   4  0   96 WHEN EAGLES DARE (509)
AIMED BLOW       KAIREEN LAMAR 7170         18   8  0   89 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         19  12  0   84 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 ZOMBIE 7192.  The ten other most popular fighters were JUNIOR VASQUEZ 6313, 
KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, BELLONA CHIST 7136, CANDIED YAMS 7197, WHIRLING FROGGY 7212, 
WURDEN 7263, ALIDA BERN 7113, REAPER 7190, DAX 7267, and CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194.

The least popular fighter this week was YOU SCREAM 7245.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OBELISK 7262, BARNUM CHELLS 7264, GREEN BEANS 7193, SENLUM NOSH 7142, 
DAZ 7266, FRAGG 7265, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, DAX 7267, REAPER 7190, and ALIDA BERN 
7113.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ALIDA BERN (17-7113) MIDDLE WAY (484)

               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.  

                          THE BUNNY GOD (2-5631) of 042909A               
                   BULLETPROOF MONK (11-4999) of LUROCIANS EXTREME 
                       COCO NUTS (60-8163) of FRUIT OF THE LOOM        
                          EAR (82-39911) of UNFORTUNATE HAIR               
                           NUTHYN (82-32147) of GAMMA HORDE                 
                          PORSCHE (82-41317) of COMPENSATING               

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes