DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/20/2012    Duedate: 03/03/2012

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-680

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MARX
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7253) [14-1-0,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARX                           TEENIE WHOPPER
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)           MISSION: EARTH! (578)
(17-7253) [14-1-0,148]         (17-7158) [4-0-0,35]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOROMIR                        GREEN BEANS
IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)          ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
(17-7277) [19-5-0,70]          (17-7193) [14-18-2,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUEL REALITY (597)          43
2. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        37      IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
3. MISSION: EARTH! (578)       23      Unchartered Team
4. IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)       11
5. KAOS FROGS (586)            10      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)     10   1  0 90.9   1/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      7  4 0
 2/ 0*DUEL REALITY (597)         4   1  0 80.0   2/ 4 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     6  3 0
 3/ 2 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     48  28  0 63.2   3/ 5*MISSION: EARTH! (578)     5  1 0
 4/ 3 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      67  44  2 60.4   4/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 5/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         637 792 11 44.6   5/ 0*DUEL REALITY (597)        4  1 0
 6/ 4 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  61  77  2 44.2   6/ 1 ALMOST THANKSGIVIN (583)  4  8 0
 7/ 0 KAOS FROGS (586)           6  14  0 30.0   7/ 0 KAOS FROGS (586)          1  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 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): BEARFOOT of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): MARX of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): EVENING STAR of SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): 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 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 692): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 614): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 688): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 342): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 674): BOWL O'RAMA (Froot E. Bowl, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): REALLY? (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 621): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 317): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 298): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 538): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 520): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 514): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 247): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 461): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 578): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark ONE, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 691): PRODICUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 679): CANDIED YAMS of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
                            CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 680): FARMERS ALMANAC of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 679): MAGIC TODAY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 677): BISMUTH BENDER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PRIORE of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                   (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 553): CALIS of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            FORLIS HOOLER of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 475): ORANGE O'CLOCK of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
                  (turn 474): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 470): JANDINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ALJAFIR a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ALMOST THANKSGIVING is pushed out of top team by ZOMBIE SQUAD 2, who 
came from 2nd with a 3-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for 
there are sorrows to drown for ALMOST THANKSGIVING, whose 0-4-0 this turn dropped 
them by 5 into 6th.  The MISSION: EARTH! guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to 
be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  On 
their very first turn, DUEL REALITY had a 4-1-0, and with this kind of luck or skill, 
should do well.  Welcome to ALJAFIR.  And let's see, ZOMBIE fought BARNUM CHELLS and 
gained 15 points and contributed to ZOMBIE SQUAD 2's 3-1-0.  BARNUM CHELLS has lost 
to ZOMBIE, falling 10 points, while helping make MIDDLE WAY a 1-4-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MARX remains ALJAFIR's top 
warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Vile Vizier?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the MIDDLE WAY stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ALJAFIR, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding MIDDLE WAY more than any other team we find ZOMBIE SQUAD 2.  ALJAFIR, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was MIDDLE WAY's warrior SENLUM NOSH.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 11 points in a TV challenge which she won.  I thought DAWN showed 
great skill and promise when she beat SENLUM NOSH.  All right, so I slept through it! 
Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ALJAFIR and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ALJAFIR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARX 7253                    14   1  0   148       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANDALF 7280                 16   8  0   124       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
 ZOMBIE 7192                  14   7  2   105       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 DAWN 7248                     7   1  0    95       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264           11   8  0    83       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             16  29  1    78       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 BOROMIR 7277                 19   5  0    70       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN BEANS 7193             14  18  2    66       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIRLING FROGGY 7212          5   5  0    53       KAOS FROGS (586)
 CALEB DOOR 7270               8   7  0    52       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ARAGON 7279                  11  13  0    46       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
-WINFIELD 7251                 5   2  0    38       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 TEENIE WHOPPER 7158           4   0  0    35       MISSION: EARTH! (578)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOMBAR HISST 7169             3   0  0    31       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 COUNTESS KRAK 7153            2   1  0    25       MISSION: EARTH! (578)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAN-BERRY 7281               4  10  0    22       ALMOST THANKSGIVING (583)
-SEA FROG 7210                 1   0  0    18       KAOS FROGS (586)
 POPEYE 7322                   1   0  0    15       DUEL REALITY (597)
 FENSTER GOLLY 7311            1   5  0    14       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ROCKY 7324                    1   0  0    13       DUEL REALITY (597)
 SPARTACUS 7325                1   0  0     9       DUEL REALITY (597)
 MORRIS ORMRAN 7318            1   4  0     7       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SOLTAN GRIS 7147              1   0  0     6       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 LAFAYETTE 7326                1   0  0     5       DUEL REALITY (597)
 WONDER WOMAN 7323             0   1  0     1       DUEL REALITY (597)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WILLOW 7321             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   BANDIT PRINCE         680  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate Candied Yams and Cornbread Stuffing.  Sometimes the leftovers seem
eternal, but they DO, finally, come to an end. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Dawn -- Yeah, well, if it was a mis-match, it was the other way around.  How many
tourneys have you been in?  And congratulations on having the TV to use, and using
it, even if it hurts.  Ouch.  You may be little, but you aren't gentle. -- Senlum
Nosh

Marx -- You guys surely don't act like zombies.  You're too lively. -- Barnum Chells

Green Beans.  Ack.  What's the deal with the marshmallows?  I thought those were
supposed to go with the yams. -- Caleb Door

Countess Krak -- Why, thank you, ma'am!  I do appreciate that win. -- Fenster Golly

Teenie Whopper -- You're a GOLEM?  Well, shucky-doo.  I find that seriously
disappointing. -- Morris Ormran

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WILLOW was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DAWN vanquished SENLUM NOSH in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
MARX savagely defeated CORNBREAD STUFFING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Title duel.
GANDALF overpowered CANDIED YAMS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BARNUM CHELLS was devastated by ZOMBIE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
GREEN BEANS was defeated by BOROMIR in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's struggle.
WHIRLING FROGGY viciously subdued ARAGON in a 2 minute gruesome expert's fight.
CALEB DOOR won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute duel.
TEENIE WHOPPER vanquished CRAN-BERRY in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
COUNTESS KRAK defeated FENSTER GOLLY in a 2 minute brutal fight.
MORRIS ORMRAN was overcome by SPARTACUS in a 2 minute novice's bout.
SOLTAN GRIS subdued WONDER WOMAN in a 2 minute amateur's match.
POPEYE overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute novice's contest.
ROCKY demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
LAFAYETTE outwaited CONVICTED THIEF in a crowd boring 8 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW        23 -   7 -  0      77  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  28 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  34 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 680 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MARX 7253                  14   1  0  148 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
STRIKING ATTACK  GANDALF 7280               16   8  0  124 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
AIMED BLOW       DAWN 7248                   7   1  0   95 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
TOTAL PARRY      BOROMIR 7277               19   5  0   70 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEENIE WHOPPER 7158         4   0  0   35 MISSION: EARTH! (578)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOROMIR 7277.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GREEN BEANS 7193.  The ten other most popular fighters were MARX 7253, WHIRLING 
FROGGY 7212, TEENIE WHOPPER 7158, COUNTESS KRAK 7153, GANDALF 7280, ZOMBIE 7192, 
SPARTACUS 7325, SOLTAN GRIS 7147, DAWN 7248, and BOROMIR 7277.

The least popular fighter this week was LAFAYETTE 7326.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were POPEYE 7322, CRAN-BERRY 7281, BARNUM CHELLS 7264, SENLUM NOSH 7142, 
ROCKY 7324, ARAGON 7279, WILLOW 7321, WONDER WOMAN 7323, MORRIS ORMRAN 7318, and 
FENSTER GOLLY 7311.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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

               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. 

                             AXIOM (11-3918) ERRATA (372) 
                     MACHETE MOUSE (82-4566) MAMMAL MILITIA (616) 
                 GONE TO GEORGIA (82-28596) STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657) 
                         ROOT (82-31537) 4 LETTER BEER (5196) 
                         SMOOTH (82-33235) TRANSITIONS (5487) 
                   YELLOW DEUCE COUPE (82-33317) COLOR TUNES (5502) 
                         ROOM 282 (82-33685) TEMPE -05 (5575) 
                    UGAMUGGAH (82-41228) STREET PIZZAD XXII (5040) 
                   TOUCHE' TURTLE (82-44789) KILLER KARTOONS (7535) 
                   MIDSIZE WHOOPER (82-47794) COOL NAMES 22 (8035) 
                  DAVID WAYBUR (84-5954) MEDAL OF HONOR F3 II (1124) 
                      RODEO CLOWN (84-11743) TOUGHER GUYS (2136) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes