DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2013    Duedate: 02/02/2013

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-704

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FENSTER GOLLY
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7311) [14-16-0,72]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FENSTER GOLLY                  ARCANE
MIDDLE WAY (484)               NEW BLADES (585)
(17-7311) [14-16-0,72]         (17-7204) [1-0-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FENSTER GOLLY                  MORRIS ORMRAN
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7311) [14-16-0,72]         (17-7318) [13-16-0,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MIDDLE WAY (484)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BODY OF MUSIC (591)         13
2. NEW BLADES (585)             7      MIDDLE WAY (484)
3. MIDDLE WAY (484)             5      Unchartered Team
4. KAOS FROGS (586)             0
                                       NEW BLADES (585)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 KAOS FROGS (586)          22  24  1 47.8   1/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)         691 858 15 44.6   2- 2 KAOS FROGS (586)          4  4 0
 3/ 0*NEW BLADES (585)           1   2  0 33.3   3/ 3 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       3  3 0
 4/ 3 BODY OF MUSIC (591)        7  18  1 28.0   4/ 0*NEW BLADES (585)          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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): GLINDORA of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 716): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 662): ADELITA of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 710): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 712): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 695): TAVELSHAN KETHAL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 687): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 643): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 562): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 544): GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MARISAN TEN MEDARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 494): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): TIGER JONSALMIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 716): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 662): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 710): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 712): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 703): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 704): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 354): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 352): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): SAVAGE HORDE (Hawk, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 695): SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 687): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 645): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 562): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 544): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 538): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 259): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 499): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 494): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 485): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 602): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 714): MIDNIGHT of BATTEL BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
              (turn 713): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 715): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 711): DEE NILE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 701): STEEL SHARPENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
              (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MOTHIAS of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 698): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 697): INSIDIOUS of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): MOE FROSTTOOTH of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ALJAFIR to see 
what's new.  MVP award for JIMI APPENDIX?  BODY OF MUSIC's proud of him after beating 
DEBRA ELSITH and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  DEBRA ELSITH 
got smashed by JIMI APPENDIX, and lost 8 points!  What a putz!  WHIRLING FROGGY 
fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one 
said she was a genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit 
of...(!)  Oh well, welcome FENSTER GOLLY.  Aren't MIDDLE WAY proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear 
the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic 
fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FENSTER GOLLY 7311           14  16  0    72       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHIRLING FROGGY 7212         10   7  0    89       KAOS FROGS (586)
 MORRIS ORMRAN 7318           13  16  0    67       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMI APPENDIX 7275            6   4  0    61       BODY OF MUSIC (591)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEA FROG 7210                 4   2  0    40       KAOS FROGS (586)
 DEBRA ELSITH 7379             6   4  0    37       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DA2 7400                      1   0  1    33       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 TOBIT OPPAT 7390              3   4  0    27       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ELVIRA FISH 7393              4   2  2    25       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SON OF A FROG 7293            2   2  0     8       KAOS FROGS (586)
 ARCANE 7204                   1   0  0     7       NEW BLADES (585)
-GRIFFON 7205                  0   1  0     7       NEW BLADES (585)
 TRUNK ROCK 7409               0   1  0     1       BODY OF MUSIC (591)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Regarding Pagan's article on challenges and avoids, two points bother me:
     First, I can't see any firm ground for his assumption that an avoid is not "used
up" by one challenge and goes on to operate against the second of a double challenge.
There may be such a ground, but I don't think I've ever heard what it is.
     And second, something about the math in his final calculation bothers me:  where
he says that a double challenge versus a single avoid has a 75% chance of success.
I'm not seeing this at all.  The first challenge meets the avoid and has a presumed
50% chance of success.  It fails and the second challenge meets the presumably
unexhausted avoid and, to me, it looks like it should, again, have a 50% chance of
success.  It's been a LONG time since I had a math class, but I *think* I may recall
that his treatment of the numbers there at the end is not orthodox.  Can anyone
either confirm or deny this?  Inquiring minds wonder. -- Jorja

We did not get the fights for this turn, despite several attempts of the Commission
to issue reprints, so--

To those we fought -- Good fights. -- We who fought you

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FENSTER GOLLY was viciously subdued by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute Title fight.
MORRIS ORMRAN savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
DEBRA ELSITH was devastated by JIMI APPENDIX in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TOBIT OPPAT overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ELVIRA FISH bested CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gory duel.
ARCANE bested TRUNK ROCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  11 -  0      21  |

Turn 704 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JIMI APPENDIX 7275          6   4  0   61 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEBRA ELSITH 7379           6   4  0   37 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FENSTER GOLLY 7311.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MORRIS ORMRAN 7318.  The ten other most popular fighters were JIMI APPENDIX 
7275, TOBIT OPPAT 7390, FENSTER GOLLY 7311, ELVIRA FISH 7393, ARCANE 7204, TRUNK ROCK 
7409, DEBRA ELSITH 7379,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DEBRA ELSITH 7379.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TRUNK ROCK 7409, ARCANE 7204, ELVIRA FISH 7393, FENSTER GOLLY 
7311, TOBIT OPPAT 7390, JIMI APPENDIX 7275, MORRIS ORMRAN 7318,  0,  0, and  0.