DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2012    Duedate: 07/21/2012

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-690

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAWN
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
(17-7248) [11-1-1,157]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAWN                           SPARTACUS
ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)           DUEL REALITY (597)
(17-7248) [11-1-1,157]         (17-7325) [3-2-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BARNUM CHELLS                  LT. OLSEN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               82ND ILLINOIS (421)
(17-7264) [13-16-1,66]         (17-6245) [11-4-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

82ND ILLINOIS (421)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)        21
2. DUEL REALITY (597)          18      IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
3. IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)        0      Unchartered Team
4. ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)       0
5. KAOS FROGS (586)             0      DUEL REALITY (597)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DUEL REALITY (597)        15   7  0 68.2   1/ 1 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       7  3 0
 2/ 1 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     58  35  0 62.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          4 11 0
 3/ 2 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      77  57  4 57.5   3/ 0*DUEL REALITY (597)        3  0 0
 4- 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    23  19  3 54.8   4/ 6 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)      3  5 1
 5/ 4 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       80  84  5 48.8   5/ 5 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     2  1 0
 6/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         655 824 12 44.3   6- 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    1  0 0
 7- 6 KAOS FROGS (586)           9  16  0 36.0   7- 4 KAOS FROGS (586)          1  1 0
 8- 7*STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)   2   5  0 28.6   8- 7*STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  0  1 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 700): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 634): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 696): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 690): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 687): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 631): THE BIG UNIT of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 563): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 530): VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 524): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 485): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 471): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 588): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 700): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 634): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 696): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 690): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 687): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): SHIP HAPPENS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 631): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 563): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 530): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 524): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 485): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 471): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 588): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 697): RIPLEY BYRD of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                  (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  WONDER WOMAN caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR and was 
awarded 13 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KUNG-FU 
MASTER put down BARNUM CHELLS, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the 
process.  Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on HIGH ELF as he 
bore arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster CAPT KIRCHNER.  The 
crowds were amazed this turn, as HIGH ELF killed the Duelmaster, CAPT KIRCHNER, 
leaving 82ND ILLINOIS in mourning.  With bloody hand DAWN has ascended to the throne 
of champions.  Is she that one which is spoken of in the ancient texts?  Would you 
believe that over half of the old women in ALJAFIR seem to feel that they could fight 
better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ALJAFIR, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is 82ND ILLINOIS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 last week.  Busy avoiding 82ND ILLINOIS?  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after LT. OLSEN.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain 
the name of LT. OLSEN who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 12 points 
below in the rankings.  I thought LT. OLSEN showed great skill and promise when he 
won victory over ARAGON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     The girls are as pretty in ALJAFIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAWN 7248                    11   1  1   157       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARX 7253                    17   2  0   109       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 LT. OLSEN 6245               11   4  1    99       82ND ILLINOIS (421)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             17  38  1    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARAGON 7279                  16  18  0    84       IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
-DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383        11   2  1    70       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264           13  16  1    66       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 CALEB DOOR 7270              14  11  0    59       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 LT MUELLER 6423               7   4  0    57       82ND ILLINOIS (421)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHIRLING FROGGY 7212          6   6  0    53       KAOS FROGS (586)
 FENSTER GOLLY 7311            6  10  0    47       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-LT SPORRE 6636                6   2  0    44       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-WINFIELD 7251                 6   4  1    41       ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
 MORRIS ORMRAN 7318            5  10  0    37       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GABOGOOL 7308                 2   1  0    31       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
 SPARTACUS 7325                3   2  0    25       DUEL REALITY (597)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROCKY 7324                    4   1  0    23       DUEL REALITY (597)
-POPEYE 7322                   3   1  0    19       DUEL REALITY (597)
 WONDER WOMAN 7323             2   2  0    18       DUEL REALITY (597)
-SEA FROG 7210                 1   0  0    18       KAOS FROGS (586)
-BIG PAPA FROG 7295            2   0  0    17       KAOS FROGS (586)
-PETE'S WICKED 7341            1   0  0    13       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-LAFAYETTE 7326                3   1  0    10       DUEL REALITY (597)
-TERRA FLOYDA 7304             1   2  1     6       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPT KIRCHNER 6093     13  8 0 82ND ILLINOIS 421    HIGH ELF              690  NONE
LT KAFKA 6075           4 10 0 82ND ILLINOIS 421    WINFIELD 7251         688   
BYE 7359                0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   SPYMASTER             690  NONE
LUCKY 7354              0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 582   DARK CHAMPION         690  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Capt Kirchner. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Lt. Olsen -- I'd be glad to graduate, too, you know, but you aren't helping.  ONE
skill?  I've been at this nearly two YEARS now, and I don't have a single rating.  My
teammates laugh at me.  The fans throw rotten vegetables.  It's awful. -- Senlum Nosh

Gabogool -- Hey, not bad!  Good back-and-forth action:  I hit, you sway back and
forth.  I like it. -- Morris Ormran, a better duelist than his teammate Senlum, who
is a wimp and a dummy

Morris -- Not in the NEWSLETTER!  That's insulting, and you can just leave that in
your pocket, dammit. -- Senlum

Capt Kirchner -- I suppose it's hidden tourney wins that let you graduate with only
thirteen visible wins, but what the heck.  Good work.  And to be honest, glad to see
you go. -- Barnum Chells

Whirling Froggy -- There you go, a defeat, a skill, and a valuable lesson all in one:
Never step out onto the sands while reeling with dizziness.  I know some critics
claim that whirling and darting can be an effective tactic, but you'll notice that no
practicing gladiator says it. -- Caleb Door

Lt Sporre -- Luck, okay, and better wind.  I guess I should work on that. -- Fenster
Golly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPT KIRCHNER was barely slain by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LUCKY was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BYE was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LT. OLSEN won victory over ARAGON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Challenge brawl.
DAWN overpowered SENLUM NOSH in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BARNUM CHELLS was devastated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CALEB DOOR was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
FENSTER GOLLY handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
MORRIS ORMRAN was vanquished by LT MUELLER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WONDER WOMAN vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ROCKY defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's match.
SPARTACUS beat CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        15 -   4 -  1      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  21 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  30 -  2      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 690 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         3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       DAWN 7248                  11   1  1  157 ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (582)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALEB DOOR 7270            14  11  0   59 MIDDLE WAY (484)
SLASHING ATTACK  LT MUELLER 6423             7   4  0   57 82ND ILLINOIS (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BARNUM CHELLS 7264.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LT. OLSEN 6245.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROCKY 7324, DAWN 
7248, FENSTER GOLLY 7311, WONDER WOMAN 7323, SPARTACUS 7325, LUCKY 7354, BARNUM 
CHELLS 7264, CALEB DOOR 7270, LT MUELLER 6423, and BYE 7359.

The least popular fighter this week was MORRIS ORMRAN 7318.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SENLUM NOSH 7142, ARAGON 7279, BYE 7359, LT MUELLER 6423, CALEB 
DOOR 7270, BARNUM CHELLS 7264, LUCKY 7354, SPARTACUS 7325, WONDER WOMAN 7323, and 
FENSTER GOLLY 7311.

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

CAPT KIRCHNER (17-6093) 82ND ILLINOIS (421)