DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2012    Duedate: 09/01/2012

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-693

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BARNUM CHELLS
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7264) [16-16-1,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BARNUM CHELLS                  POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-7264) [16-16-1,99]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SENLUM NOSH                    SENLUM NOSH
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7142) [17-41-1,93]         (17-7142) [17-41-1,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KAOS FROGS (586)            39
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            33      IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)
3. IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)        7      Unchartered Team
4. DUEL REALITY (597)           0
5. 82ND ILLINOIS (421)        -22      THE ARMAGEDDON (259)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DUEL REALITY (597)        16   8  0 66.7   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)         10  5 1
 2/ 2 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     61  35  0 63.5   2/ 0 KAOS FROGS (586)          4  1 1
 3/ 4 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       80  86  5 48.2   3/ 4 IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)     3  0 0
 4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         665 829 13 44.5   4- 2*DUEL REALITY (597)        1  1 0
 5/ 0 KAOS FROGS (586)          13  17  1 43.3   5/ 3 82ND ILLINOIS (421)       0  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 703): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 640): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 693): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): NERO of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): VENGEANCE of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): KARNINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 634): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 527): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 488): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 474): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 591): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 703): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 640): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 692): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 693): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 346): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 634): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 527): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 488): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 474): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 591): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
              (turn 689): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 473): RALTUMAN OMELETTE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                               UNBELIEVABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ALJAFIR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with BARNUM CHELLS?  He 
actually beat 82ND ILLINOIS' LT. OLSEN, and walked away with 18 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at 82ND ILLINOIS.  LT. OLSEN lost 13 points to BARNUM CHELLS.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe LT. OLSEN will provide more easy wins...  SENLUM 
NOSH was reminded on the sands why ARAGON is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master 
many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ALJAFIR 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNUM CHELLS 7264           16  16  1    99       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENLUM NOSH 7142             17  41  1    93       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LT. OLSEN 6245               11   5  1    86       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
 CALEB DOOR 7270              16  12  1    80       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MORRIS ORMRAN 7318            8  10  0    70       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIRLING FROGGY 7212          7   6  0    64       KAOS FROGS (586)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENSTER GOLLY 7311            8  11  0    53       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 LT MUELLER 6423               7   5  0    48       82ND ILLINOIS (421)
-LT SPORRE 6636                6   2  0    44       82ND ILLINOIS (421)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WONDER WOMAN 7323             3   2  0    29       DUEL REALITY (597)
 BIG PAPA FROG 7295            3   0  1    26       KAOS FROGS (586)
 SEA FROG 7210                 2   0  0    25       KAOS FROGS (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROCKY 7324                    4   1  0    23       DUEL REALITY (597)
-SPARTACUS 7325                3   3  0    21       DUEL REALITY (597)
-LAFAYETTE 7326                3   1  0    10       DUEL REALITY (597)
 SON OF A FROG 7293            1   0  0     7       KAOS FROGS (586)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      BIG PAPA FROG 7295    693  NONE
JUNK A 7360             0  1 0 KAOS FROGS 586       BLACK ORC             693  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate Aragon and wonder what his departure will do to this arena.  After
all, Senlum fought Aragon (and lost, no surprise, Senlum is a champion loser), but...
that was the ONLY non-standby our team fought.  The only non-standby, non-Middle Way
gladiator on the sands.  Sure, going 4-1 is pleasing, but we'd rather win against
managed warriors (I grant you, it's harder) than standbys. -- Jorja, and probably the
Middle Way, though they're grumbling that they LIKE to fight standbys

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JUNK A was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ARAGON won victory over SENLUM NOSH in a exciting 4 minute gory expert's battle.
LT. OLSEN lost to BARNUM CHELLS in a 2 minute master's Title brawl.
CALEB DOOR defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute fight.
MORRIS ORMRAN demolished LT MUELLER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FENSTER GOLLY was viciously subdued by WHIRLING FROGGY in a 2 minute bloody fight.
BIG PAPA FROG executed OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
SEA FROG overpowered NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SON OF A FROG won victory over NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 4 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  2      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  27 -  2      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 693 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       LT. OLSEN 6245             11   5  1   86 82ND ILLINOIS (421)
LUNGING ATTACK   CALEB DOOR 7270            16  12  1   80 MIDDLE WAY (484)
WALL OF STEEL    WHIRLING FROGGY 7212        7   6  0   64 KAOS FROGS (586)
SLASHING ATTACK  LT MUELLER 6423             7   5  0   48 82ND ILLINOIS (421)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SENLUM NOSH 7142.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SENLUM NOSH 7142.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHIRLING FROGGY 
7212, LT. OLSEN 6245, CALEB DOOR 7270, FENSTER GOLLY 7311, BARNUM CHELLS 7264, MORRIS 
ORMRAN 7318, SEA FROG 7210, BIG PAPA FROG 7295, JUNK A 7360, and LT MUELLER 6423.

The least popular fighter this week was SON OF A FROG 7293.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LT MUELLER 6423, JUNK A 7360, BIG PAPA FROG 7295, SEA FROG 
7210, MORRIS ORMRAN 7318, BARNUM CHELLS 7264, FENSTER GOLLY 7311, CALEB DOOR 7270, 
LT. OLSEN 6245, and WHIRLING FROGGY 7212.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BARNUM CHELLS (17-7264) MIDDLE WAY (484)

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

ARAGON (17-7279) IN MIDDLE EARTH (592)