DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2013    Duedate: 06/22/2013

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-714

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEBRA ELSITH
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-7379) [13-7-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEBRA ELSITH                   DEFENDER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               YORK'S ARCADE (605)
(17-7379) [13-7-0,98]          (17-7421) [6-0-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FENSTER GOLLY                  LEAD BELLY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               BODY OF MUSIC (591)
(17-7311) [19-21-0,78]         (17-7401) [1-1-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YORK'S ARCADE (605)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YORK'S ARCADE (605)         25
2. MIDDLE WAY (484)            19      MIDDLE WAY (484)
3. TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)     11      Unchartered Team
4. BODY OF MUSIC (591)          6
5. INQUISITION MEEL (599)       0      YORK'S ARCADE (605)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*YORK'S ARCADE (605)       20   8  1 71.4   1/ 1*YORK'S ARCADE (605)      10  5 1
 2/ 3*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)    3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       5  5 0
 3/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         713 886 15 44.6   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4/ 0*G.O.L.F. (355)            16  22  3 42.1   4/ 4*A UNIT (459)              3  3 0
 5/ 5 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       17  33  2 34.0   5/ 5*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)   2  1 0
 6/ 6*A UNIT (459)               3   7  0 30.0   6/ 0*G.O.L.F. (355)            1  3 0
 7- 7*INQUISITION MEEL (599)     0   4  0  0.0   7- 7*INQUISITION MEEL (599)    0  4 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 724): RECOIL of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 726): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 682): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 720): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 722): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 713): JIMI APPENDIX of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 714): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 359): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 711): DEADMAUS of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 357): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 708): SQUISHY GIANT of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 705): FROGGY FOO FOO of BATTLE FROGS S01 (Grimm, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 697): FURIOUS FROGPALER of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 655): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 587): KULGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 722): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 554): GIRL SCOUT COOKIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 548): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): DUM BULL of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 509): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 504): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 495): MEZQUINO POLLO of EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 612): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 724): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 726): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 682): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 720): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 722): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 713): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 714): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 359): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 711): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 357): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 708): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 705): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 697): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 655): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 587): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 572): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 554): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 548): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 509): I HATE TOURNEYS (Anti-TOURNEY, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 504): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 495): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 612): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 724): RECOIL of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 680): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 710): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
                          BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 707): MUFFY STOFELES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 705): SHE'S A JAR of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                                   TAVELSHAN KETHAL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
                       (turn 704): BURIED TREASER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 587): KULGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 722): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 721): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 554): GIRL SCOUT COOKIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 547): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 504): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
                                  KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ALJAFIR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for HEAD NUGENT, who flew up 13 points in the rankings after 
mashing RYGAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  FENSTER GOLLY was defeated by VENOMOUS 
CONCUBINE and drops 10 points.  In front of all the crowds, DEBRA ELSITH took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ALJAFIR arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad A UNIT?  Big bad A UNIT.  Big bad A UNIT. 
ALJAFIR's afraid of the big bad A UNIT.  Tra la la la la!  For those of you who like 
math, try this one:  A UNIT + Weapons That go Boom = TRIUMPH OF ANGELS + Avoid City.  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, TOBIT OPPAT would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Ask not the elves for counsel, 
for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ALJAFIR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA ELSITH 7379            13   7  0    98       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORRIS ORMRAN 7318           19  20  0    91       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMI APPENDIX 7275           11   9  1    87       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 FENSTER GOLLY 7311           19  21  0    78       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEFENDER 7421                 6   0  0    44       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 SUPREMACY 7415                3   1  0    43       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOBIT OPPAT 7390              6  11  0    29       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 A-3 7427                      2   1  0    28       A UNIT (459)
 PING 3787                     6   3  1    26       G.O.L.F. (355)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 1WOOD 3785                    6   3  1    25       G.O.L.F. (355)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOUST 7420                    4   2  1    23       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 HEAD NUGENT 7423              3   2  0    21       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 ZAXXON 7418                   4   2  0    20       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 KLAX 7429                     3   1  0    20       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 LEAD BELLY 7401               1   1  0    18       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 SLICE 3784                    3   6  1    16       G.O.L.F. (355)
 SAND TRAP 5412                1   2  0    11       G.O.L.F. (355)
-ASCENDANT 7414                0   1  0     7       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
 GARDNER HEDGE 7417            0   7  0     7       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 RYGAR 7430                    1   3  0     6       YORK'S ARCADE (605)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A-1 7425                1  2 0 A UNIT 459           JOUST 7420            714   
DA1 7432                0  1 0 BODY OF MUSIC 591    BANDIT PRINCE         714  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ha!  Morris is well-served in losing to the Body guy.  COMPLAINING because I
generously allowed him a chance to scoop up some political points!  I hope Jimi
removed Morris appendix with extreme prejudice.  I think he did, but I couldn't
really see.  For the rest, Debra and I defeated our standbys--senior standbys, too--
and the others lost to managed gladiators.  Par for our course.  Depressing, perhaps,
but as near to safe as a gladiator can be. -- Fenster Golly

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SUPREMACY vanquished TOBIT OPPAT in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
JOUST savagely slew A-1 in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
JIMI APPENDIX was unbelievably bested by DEBRA ELSITH in a 3 minute Title contest.
FENSTER GOLLY was overpowered by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MORRIS ORMRAN devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DEFENDER viciously subdued 1WOOD in a unpopular 10 minute bloody match.
GARDNER HEDGE was overpowered by PING in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ZAXXON won victory over LEAD BELLY in a 3 minute gruesome duel.
SLICE was overpowered by A-3 in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
SAND TRAP was defeated by KLAX in a 1 minute beginner's match.
HEAD NUGENT overpowered RYGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  21 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 714 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  6         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEBRA ELSITH 7379          13   7  0   98 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       JIMI APPENDIX 7275         11   9  1   87 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEFENDER 7421               6   0  0   44 YORK'S ARCADE (605)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPREMACY 7415              3   1  0   43 TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
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 LEAD BELLY 7401.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUPREMACY 7415, 
JIMI APPENDIX 7275, DEBRA ELSITH 7379, MORRIS ORMRAN 7318, JOUST 7420, PING 3787, 
ZAXXON 7418, A-3 7427, KLAX 7429, and HEAD NUGENT 7423.

The least popular fighter this week was 1WOOD 3785.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RYGAR 7430, SAND TRAP 5412, SLICE 3784, GARDNER HEDGE 7417, FENSTER 
GOLLY 7311, TOBIT OPPAT 7390, DEFENDER 7421, A-1 7425, DA1 7432, and HEAD NUGENT 
7423.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MORRIS ORMRAN (17-7318) MIDDLE WAY (484)
FENSTER GOLLY (17-7311) MIDDLE WAY (484)

               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. 

            R BAGGIO (17-4867) ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407) 
           BEAST CRAG (50-3222) PHILANTHROPISTS (353) 
        LAR'EH WALKER (60-5825) INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348) 
           ZEBRA (82-31553) MY FAVORITE ANIMAL (5199) 
        JOHN MCKINNEY (82-48893) MEDAL OF HONOR D2 (8226) 
          SEBASTIAN (82-15919) THE INQUISITION V (2401)
          GRAVE ROBBER (84-5984) DUNGEON CELL 32 (1129) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes