DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/23/2012    Duedate: 02/04/2012

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-678

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARX
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7253) [12-1-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARX                           POSITION IS EMPTY
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)           
(17-7253) [12-1-0,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORNBREAD STUFFING             MARX
ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)      ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7194) [20-10-0,84]         (17-7253) [12-1-0,124]

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)            40
2. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        22      IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
3. IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)       13      Unchartered Team
4. 82ND ILLINOIS (421)          0
5. MISSION: EARTH! (578)        0      BLANK II (146)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MISSION: EARTH! (578)      5   0  0  100   1/ 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      7  3 0
 2/ 2 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     44  26  0 62.9   2- 2 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       6  4 0
 3/ 3 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      62  41  2 60.2   3/ 5 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     5  4 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         635 784 11 44.7   4/ 3 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  4  8 0
 5/ 4 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  58  72  2 44.6   5/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)          4 11 0
 6- 6 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       57  72  5 44.2   6- 4*MISSION: EARTH! (578)     3  0 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 688): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 690): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 610): ANVIL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 686): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 677): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 678): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 675): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 672): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 669): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 661): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 619): JEREMIAH BROADBLADE of WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 551): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 636): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 518): FORBERT GRELL of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 512): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 473): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 459): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 576): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 688): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 690): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 610): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 686): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 677): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 678): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 675): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 672): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 669): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 661): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 619): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 551): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 518): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 512): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 473): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 459): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 576): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 687): PREDATOR of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 610): ANVIL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                (turn 683): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 685): GOLD LOCKET of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 674): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 671): EMPTY BOTTLE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 550): RATHNOK MULROOT of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 536): SICK PUPPY of ARADI'S DEAD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 511): KOLACTAN KABOB of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                              SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
                              GARNO TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ALJAFIR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with BARNUM CHELLS? 
He actually beat ALMOST THANKSGIVING's CORNBREAD STUFFING, and walked away with 23 
more points from the fight.  Major screwup at ALMOST THANKSGIVING.  CORNBREAD 
STUFFING lost 15 points to BARNUM CHELLS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
CORNBREAD STUFFING will provide more easy wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam 
for ZOMBIE SQUAD 2's outstanding member, Duelmaster MARX.  Advice to fighters with a 
1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of ALJAFIR unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now. 
Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARX 7253                    12   1  0   124       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOMBIE 7192                  13   6  2   101       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264           11   6  0   100       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197            14  16  0    99       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 GANDALF 7280                 14   8  0    96       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194      20  10  0    84       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-DAWN 7248                     5   1  0    78       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             16  27  1    76       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOROMIR 7277                 18   4  0    66       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 GREEN BEANS 7193             13  17  2    61       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALEB DOOR 7270               7   6  0    50       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            7   6  0    49       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-LT. OLSEN 6245                4   3  1    48       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 WINFIELD 7251                 5   1  0    43       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARAGON 7279                  10  12  0    42       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LT SPORRE 6636                2   0  0    22       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-LT MUELLER 6423               3   2  0    21       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 CRAN-BERRY 7281               4   8  0    20       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   6  0    20       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-LOMBAR HISST 7169             2   0  0    19       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
-TEENIE WHOPPER 7158           2   0  0    16       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
-COUNTESS KRAK 7153            1   0  0    13       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 MORRIS ORMRAN 7318            1   2  0     9       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 FENSTER GOLLY 7311            0   4  0     4       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DELMAR ERIGEN 7294      1  3 0 MIDDLE WAY 484       ANON 7252             674  NONE
BYE 7320                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   SHEWISH GIANT         678  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Teenie Whopper -- For a golem, you're almost charming.  You remind me of a much
younger Debby Tonte (not that she's old, as if!). -- Morris Ormran

     I am not old!  I will never be old!  Sheila promised! -- Debby T.

Marx -- Marks of what?  I've never been taken by those so-called clever contractions.
"Marx."  "Thanx."  That kind of thing.  But I suppose it takes all kinds, and at
least you do have a name. -- Senlum Nosh

Boromir -- Well, you do live up--or down!--to your name. -- Barnum Chells

These Dangerous Criminals are a menace. -- Caleb Door

Lt Mueller -- I could have predicted that. -- Fenster Golly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CANDIED YAMS slimly lost to MARX in a exciting 2 minute gruesome Title duel.
CORNBREAD STUFFING was narrowly defeated by BARNUM CHELLS in a 2 minute fight.
GANDALF vanquished SENLUM NOSH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BOROMIR savagely defeated GREEN BEANS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's fight.
CALEB DOOR won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody fight.
ARAGON was beaten by WINFIELD in a 1 minute brawl.
CRAN-BERRY unbelievably bested FENSTER GOLLY in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
MORRIS ORMRAN won victory over NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        21 -   8 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  24 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  32 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 678 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MARX 7253                  12   1  0  124 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  BARNUM CHELLS 7264         11   6  0  100 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194    20  10  0   84 ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
TOTAL PARRY      BOROMIR 7277               18   4  0   66 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was MARX 7253.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREEN BEANS 7193, 
BOROMIR 7277, CANDIED YAMS 7197, BARNUM CHELLS 7264, CALEB DOOR 7270, WINFIELD 7251, 
CRAN-BERRY 7281, FENSTER GOLLY 7311, CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194, and GANDALF 7280.

The least popular fighter this week was ARAGON 7279.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SENLUM NOSH 7142, BYE 7320, MORRIS ORMRAN 7318, GANDALF 7280, CORNBREAD 
STUFFING 7194, FENSTER GOLLY 7311, CRAN-BERRY 7281, WINFIELD 7251, CALEB DOOR 7270, 
and BARNUM CHELLS 7264.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CONOR LARKIN 4974 (174-73-4)           4  3  0         OLD FRIENDS          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REAPER 7190 (16-16-0)                  1  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD 2       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NEFARIOUS 6006 (6-2-0)                 2  3  0         BROTHERHOOD          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
1963 TR4 4371 (0-0-0)                  0  3  0         MY OLD WHEELS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DAWN 7248 (5-1-0)                      5  3  0         ZOMBIE SQUAD 2       
BLUE MOUNTAIN 6627 (3-1-0)             3  3  0         WHEN EAGLES DARE     
WHIRLING FROGGY 7212 (4-5-0)           2  3  0         KAOS FROGS           

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MELLOW YELLOW 7286 (2-3-1)             4  3  0         SHEWISH LEFTOVERS    
1953 NORTON 4373 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         MY OLD WHEELS        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOMBAR HISST 7169 (2-0-0)              6  3  0         MISSION: EARTH!      
COUNTESS KRAK 7153 (1-0-0)             5  3  0         MISSION: EARTH!      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CADAVER DOG 7284 (0-0-0)               3  2  0  DEAD   SHEWISH LEFTOVERS    
DECAPITATION 7300 (0-0-0)              4  3  1         PATH TO OBLIVION     
GABOGOOL 7308 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         STORMY'S TROOPERS I