DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2012    Duedate: 02/18/2012

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-679

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARX
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7253) [13-1-0,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARX                           LOMBAR HISST
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)           MISSION: EARTH! (578)
(17-7253) [13-1-0,138]         (17-7169) [3-0-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CORNBREAD STUFFING             CORNBREAD STUFFING
ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)      ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
(17-7194) [21-10-0,94]         (17-7194) [21-10-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MISSION: EARTH! (578)       26
2. IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)       25      IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
3. ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)   16      Unchartered Team
4. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)         8
5. MIDDLE WAY (484)             5      MISSION: EARTH! (578)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MISSION: EARTH! (578)      7   1  0 87.5   1/ 4 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  7  5 0
 2/ 2 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     46  27  0 63.0   2/ 1 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      6  4 0
 3/ 3 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      64  43  2 59.8   3/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4/ 5 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  61  73  2 45.5   4/ 3 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     4  5 0
 5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         636 788 11 44.7   5/ 6*MISSION: EARTH! (578)     3  1 0
 6- 6 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       57  72  5 44.2   6- 2 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       3  2 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 689): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 612): CORKY of BLACKTHORNE (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 678): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 676): ULPHOR of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): ABSOLUTION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 620): BAIBAR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 637): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): BARTON DAWES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 513): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): KK of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): GORBLE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 460): MO J of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 577): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 689): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 612): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 685): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 687): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 678): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 676): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 673): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 670): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 662): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 620): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 537): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 519): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 513): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 460): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 577): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 684): BOWEN of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, 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  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 468): KASTENMAR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ALJAFIR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 were a bunch 
of dogs after ALMOST THANKSGIVING got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  
Hmmmph!  I always thought 82ND ILLINOIS was an over-rated team and they proved it 
with a 0-0-0!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I 
think I'm gonna be...  Well, ALMOST THANKSGIVING's 1st moved them up to 3-1-0 place.  
What's with GANDALF?  He actually beat ZOMBIE SQUAD 2's ZOMBIE, and walked away with 
17 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at ZOMBIE SQUAD 2.  ZOMBIE lost 11 
points to GANDALF.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ZOMBIE will provide more 
easy wins...  Try as he might, BARNUM CHELLS wasn't good enough at persuading MARX to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and 
dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, ALMOST THANKSGIVING!  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 ain't reelin'!  ALMOST 
THANKSGIVING's mad!  What do people see in SENLUM NOSH?  His 16-28-1?  MIDDLE WAY 
ain't talkin', but he's got 77 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  The end 
of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARX 7253                    13   1  0   138       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANDALF 7280                 15   8  0   113       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 CANDIED YAMS 7197            15  16  0   101       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194      21  10  0    94       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264           11   7  0    93       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIE 7192                  13   7  2    90       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 DAWN 7248                     6   1  0    88       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             16  28  1    77       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOROMIR 7277                 18   5  0    66       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 GREEN BEANS 7193             14  17  2    64       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARAGON 7279                  11  12  0    50       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
-CAPT KIRCHNER 6093            7   6  0    49       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 CALEB DOOR 7270               7   7  0    48       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-LT. OLSEN 6245                4   3  1    48       82ND ILLINOIS (421)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINFIELD 7251                 5   2  0    38       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOMBAR HISST 7169             3   0  0    31       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 TEENIE WHOPPER 7158           3   0  0    25       MISSION: EARTH! (578)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LT SPORRE 6636                2   0  0    22       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 CRAN-BERRY 7281               4   9  0    21       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-LT MUELLER 6423               3   2  0    21       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-LT KAFKA 6075                 2   6  0    20       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 FENSTER GOLLY 7311            1   4  0    20       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 COUNTESS KRAK 7153            1   1  0    18       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 MORRIS ORMRAN 7318            1   3  0     6       MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Cornbread Stuffing -- Gravy seems to help. -- Barnum Chells

Gandalf -- I suspect magic at work there! -- Senlum Nosh

Ha!  I slammed a door in front of the Userous Merchant! -- Caleb Door

Cran-Berry -- Well, that just PROVES what they say, that cran berries are meaner than
their cousins, blue berries. -- Fenster Golly
P.S.  But my record remains intact.

So much for a North Fork Rabbleman.  And my first win.  I like it. -- Morris Ormran

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAWN devastated SENLUM NOSH in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MARX demolished BARNUM CHELLS in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
GANDALF overpowered ZOMBIE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
CANDIED YAMS bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute fight.
CORNBREAD STUFFING subdued BOROMIR in a action packed 3 minute master's competition.
GREEN BEANS defeated CALEB DOOR in a 1 minute struggle.
WINFIELD was luckily beaten by ARAGON in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
LOMBAR HISST overpowered CRAN-BERRY in a action packed 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
COUNTESS KRAK was vanquished by FENSTER GOLLY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TEENIE WHOPPER vanquished MORRIS ORMRAN in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW        22 -   7 -  0      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  11 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  27 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  32 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   8 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 679 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MARX 7253                  13   1  0  138 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  GANDALF 7280               15   8  0  113 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
AIMED BLOW       CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194    21  10  0   94 ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
TOTAL PARRY      BOROMIR 7277               18   5  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 CORNBREAD STUFFING 7194.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
CANDIED YAMS 7197, BOROMIR 7277, DAWN 7248, MARX 7253, GANDALF 7280, WINFIELD 7251, 
LOMBAR HISST 7169, TEENIE WHOPPER 7158, GREEN BEANS 7193, and ARAGON 7279.

The least popular fighter this week was MORRIS ORMRAN 7318.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COUNTESS KRAK 7153, CALEB DOOR 7270, ZOMBIE 7192, BARNUM CHELLS 
7264, CRAN-BERRY 7281, SENLUM NOSH 7142, FENSTER GOLLY 7311, ARAGON 7279, GREEN BEANS 
7193, and TEENIE WHOPPER 7158.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CANDIED YAMS (17-7197) ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
CORNBREAD STUFFING (17-7194) ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)