DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/05/2011    Duedate: 09/17/2011

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-668

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CORNBREAD STUFFING
ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
(17-7194) [13-7-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CORNBREAD STUFFING             BUD LIGHT
ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)      SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)
(17-7194) [13-7-0,107]         (17-7289) [3-3-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BELLONA CHIST                  MELLOW YELLOW
MIDDLE WAY (484)               SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)
(17-7136) [22-13-0,87]         (17-7286) [1-3-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            30
2. SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)     29      IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
3. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   19      Unchartered Team
4. IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)       -6
5. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        -9      SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     26  14  0 65.0   1/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      8  1 0
 2/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      42  33  2 56.0   2/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         615 754 11 44.9   3/ 3 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  5  9 0
 4/ 4 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  38  52  2 42.2   4/ 4 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     4  5 0
 5/ 0*SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)    4  11  0 26.7   5/ 0*SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)   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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 678): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 680): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 590): SLASHER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 674): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 676): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 667): REAPER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 668): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 665): BERYLLIUM BUFFER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 662): D. DAVE ELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 659): GRANDMA'S FAN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 651): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 609): KENSELJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 541): IEZA VON DRAKA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 526): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 508): HORSE D'OEURVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 502): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 463): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 458): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 449): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 566): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 678): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 680): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 590): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 674): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 676): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 667): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 668): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): ISIS PTAH (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 665): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 662): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 659): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 651): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 609): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 311): GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 292): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 541): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 526): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 508): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 502): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 241): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 463): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 458): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 449): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 566): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 336): WHITE BECT of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
              (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 664): HYDROPONICUS of BLUNT FORCE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
                   (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 650): DECEMBRE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
                           BANFF of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 609): KENSELJO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                          (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 507): VONNER WESS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ALJAFIR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, MIDDLE WAY, since ZOMBIE 
SQUAD 2 took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see BUD LIGHT win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  
Tsk, tsk, BUD LIGHT beat GANDALF and GANDALF lost 18 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as CORNBREAD STUFFING takes the 
Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  Kickbacks and 
bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone 
else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  YOU SCREAM's 0-11-0 has earned her the Dark Arena. 
Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing these kinds 
of weapons?   
     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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ALJAFIR.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194      13   7  0   107       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOMBIE 7192                  13   6  2   101       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 KAIREEN LAMAR 7170           21   9  0    93       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAPER 7190                  10  12  0    89       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 BELLONA CHIST 7136           22  13  0    87       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197             9  11  0    78       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 GREEN BEANS 7193              9  11  2    70       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             16  17  1    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUD LIGHT 7289                3   3  0    48       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)
 BOROMIR 7277                 10   2  0    42       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 GANDALF 7280                  7   5  0    34       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARAGON 7279                   7   5  0    33       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 MELLOW YELLOW 7286            1   3  0    29       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264            4   3  0    27       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MARX 7253                     3   0  0    24       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALEB DOOR 7270               1   2  0    21       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAWN 7248                     1   1  0    20       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
-WINFIELD 7251                 2   0  0    16       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 CRAN-BERRY 7281               0   2  0     2       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
YOU SCREAM 7245         0 12 0 ALMOST THANKSGIV 583 BANDIT PRINCE         668  NONE
BLOOD SAUSAGE 7285      0  1 0 SHEWISH LEFTOVER 593 MOUNTAIN TROLL        668  NONE
CHOPPED LIVER 7283      0  1 0 SHEWISH LEFTOVER 593 WURM KIN              668  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reaper -- Is a zombie reaper sort of like a mechanical harvester?  McCormick made
those, didn't he? -- Kaireen Lamar, idly curious

Cornbread Stuffing -- I think it was the grapes.  WHY do some people whose names I
won't mention but they happen to be my sister INSIST on putting weird stuff into
simple cornbread stuffing?  I could've sort of understood if it had been chiles, but
GRAPES?  Along with mushrooms, which have never, so far as *I* can tell, improved
anything. -- Bellona Chist

Boromir -- What do you expect?  You were some kind of traitor, by what I hear. --
Senlum Nosh

Aragon -- Consider yourself lucky.  What if I'd been Catalonia? -- Barnum Chells

Winfield -- Wow, you really slammed me! -- Caleb Door

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YOU SCREAM was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLOOD SAUSAGE was slaughtered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
CHOPPED LIVER was assassinated by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
REAPER was devastated by CORNBREAD STUFFING in a 1 minute one-sided Title contest.
KAIREEN LAMAR overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SENLUM NOSH was bested by GREEN BEANS in a 1 minute duel.
BELLONA CHIST defeated CANDIED YAMS in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
GANDALF was bested by BUD LIGHT in a popular 1 minute competition.
BOROMIR overcame MELLOW YELLOW in a action packed 3 minute melee.
BARNUM CHELLS lost to ARAGON in a popular 4 minute gruesome duel.
MARX vanquished CRAN-BERRY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CALEB DOOR overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  3      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 668 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:

WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194    13   7  0  107 ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
WALL OF STEEL    BELLONA CHIST 7136         22  13  0   87 MIDDLE WAY (484)
TOTAL PARRY      BOROMIR 7277               10   2  0   42 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
STRIKING ATTACK  GANDALF 7280                7   5  0   34 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
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 MELLOW YELLOW 7286.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARNUM CHELLS 
7264, BELLONA CHIST 7136, CANDIED YAMS 7197, BOROMIR 7277, GREEN BEANS 7193, BUD 
LIGHT 7289, ARAGON 7279, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, and MARX 7253.

The least popular fighter this week was CRAN-BERRY 7281.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SENLUM NOSH 7142, REAPER 7190, CHOPPED LIVER 7283, YOU SCREAM 7245, 
GANDALF 7280, BLOOD SAUSAGE 7285, CALEB DOOR 7270, MARX 7253, KAIREEN LAMAR 7170, and 
CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194.