DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2013    Duedate: 08/03/2013

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-717

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GABOGOOL
STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
(17-7308) [9-2-1,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GABOGOOL                       SUPREMACY
STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)      TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
(17-7308) [9-2-1,122]          (17-7415) [4-1-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEBRA ELSITH                   ASCENDANT
MIDDLE WAY (484)               TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
(17-7379) [14-9-0,90]          (17-7414) [0-2-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BODY OF MUSIC (591)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)   42
2. A UNIT (459)                31STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
3. TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)     17      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY (484)            11
5. HESSIAN RAGE (606)           0      TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CITY ON A HILL (587)       1   0  0  100   1/ 1 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       7  2 0
 2- 2*YORK'S ARCADE (605)       21  12  1 63.6   2/ 4*A UNIT (459)              7  6 0
 3- 4 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    31  22  3 58.5   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4/ 0 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  11   8  1 57.9   4/ 0 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  2  0 1
 5/ 3*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)    4   3  0 57.1   5- 5 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    2  0 0
 6- 5*HESSIAN RAGE (606)         2   2  0 50.0   6- 6*HESSIAN RAGE (606)        2  2 0
 7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         718 896 15 44.5   7- 7 G.O.L.F. (355)            1  0 0
 8- 7 G.O.L.F. (355)            17  22  3 43.6   8- 8*CITY ON A HILL (587)      1  0 0
 9/10*A UNIT (459)              10  13  0 43.5   9/ 9*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)   1  1 0
10- 8 LO' DOWN (456)           197 266 10 42.5  10- 2*YORK'S ARCADE (605)       1  4 0
11/ 9 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       24  35  2 40.7  11-10 LO' DOWN (456)            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 726): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 729): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 688): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 723): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 725): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 716): JIMI APPENDIX of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 717): WALTER PIDGEON of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): TALISMAN of MAGICAL MADNESS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 714): CALYPSO of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 711): OBLITERATION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 708): DIGITALIS of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 700): FURIOUS FROGPALER of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 658): KHARIJANH of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 590): MERVIN OLDES of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 725): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 557): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 551): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 512): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 507): ANDA of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 498): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 615): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 727): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 729): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 688): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 723): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 725): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 716): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 717): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 714): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 711): THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 708): KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 700): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 658): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): ERRATA! (JE, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 590): MEDAL OF HONOR Z11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 575): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 557): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 551): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 512): I HATE TOURNEYS (Anti-Tourney, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 507): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 498): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 615): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 727): BARELY LEGAL of IT'S YOUR BIRTHDAY (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 729): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 723): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 714): CALYPSO of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 709):FROGGY FOO-FOO of BATTLE FROGS S01 (Grimm, mgr.)
                                  KARINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 707): FLOUR CHILD of BAD BREAD (The Baker, mgr)
                                   PANDORA of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 700): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 589): GERHART ERVIN of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 723): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 507): ANDA of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
                      (turn 506): LING of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 498): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
                   (turn 497): URIK DARKHEART of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ALJAFIR, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking 
of laughing at jokes, observe YORK'S ARCADE.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 8!  
STORMY'S TROOPERS I had cause to celebrate, after BINGO BUNGLE got 16 points by 
beating A-2.  TOBIT OPPAT certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after 
losing to HEAD NUGENT and losing 6 points in the process!  The Duelmaster is dead.  
Long live the next one.  STORMY'S TROOPERS I is ecstatic as GABOGOOL becomes top dog. 
Word has it one team in ALJAFIR is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a 
charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in ALJAFIR avoid A UNIT.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the 
"warriors" of TRIUMPH OF ANGELS, so did that sorry team shy from A UNIT If challenges 
were horses, TOBIT OPPAT could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABOGOOL 7308                 9   2  1   122       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARMELLA 6154                16  12  1   107       LO' DOWN (456)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA ELSITH 7379            14   9  0    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383        12   2  1    82       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPREMACY 7415                4   1  0    55       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
-PING 3787                     7   3  1    49       G.O.L.F. (355)
 HEAD NUGENT 7423              6   2  0    48       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346           4   0  0    39       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOBIT OPPAT 7390              7  13  0    34       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEAD BELLY 7401               2   1  0    33       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 A-3 7427                      4   2  0    28       A UNIT (459)
 A-1 7447                      2   0  0    27       A UNIT (459)
-DEFENDER 7421                 6   1  0    26       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-JOUST 7420                    5   3  1    26       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-1WOOD 3785                    6   3  1    25       G.O.L.F. (355)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KLAX 7429                     3   1  0    20       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-ZAXXON 7418                   4   4  0    16       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-SLICE 3784                    3   6  1    16       G.O.L.F. (355)
-FILET O' FLOYD 7345           2   0  0    16       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 BINGO BUNGLE 7416             1   0  0    16       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
-SAROHILDI 7446                1   0  0    13       HESSIAN RAGE (606)
 BUNDY 7452                    1   0  0    13       A UNIT (459)
 GARDNER HEDGE 7417            1   9  0    12       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ASCENDANT 7414                0   2  0    12       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
-LISA CHARLES 7224             1   0  0    11       CITY ON A HILL (587)
-HURRICANE FLOYD 7391          1   0  0    11       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-KURNOFF 6399                  1   1  0    11       LO' DOWN (456)
-SAND TRAP 5412                1   2  0    11       G.O.L.F. (355)
 GIDJIT HAYES 7451             1   1  0    10       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-JOEY FIRECRACKER 7309         1   0  0    10       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
-SIGISMUND 7443                1   0  0     9       HESSIAN RAGE (606)
-JACOB NYGH 6357               1   5  0     8       LO' DOWN (456)
 SCOTT 7453                    1   0  0     8       A UNIT (459)
-RYGAR 7430                    1   3  0     6       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-MIELLE RANTOR 6358            0   6  0     6       LO' DOWN (456)
 A-2 7426                      1   1  0     4       A UNIT (459)
 NORBURN PINE 7450             0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-MAGNILDA 7445                 0   1  0     1       HESSIAN RAGE (606)
-ALARIC 7444                   0   1  0     1       HESSIAN RAGE (606)

'-' 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 7440                1  1 0 BODY OF MUSIC 591    STONE GOLEM           717  NONE
JIMI APPENDIX 7275     13 10 1 BODY OF MUSIC 591    GABOGOOL 7308         717   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, damn.  One-four, and since *I* won my fight, I have to write The Personal.
Grossly unfair.  I just hope that our new teammates pull up their socks and start
winning some fights so that THEY can write a personal, too. -- Tobit Oppat

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
JIMI APPENDIX was dealt death by GABOGOOL in a 3 minute veteran's Title duel.
DEBRA ELSITH handily defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute one-sided match.
SUPREMACY devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
TOBIT OPPAT was devastated by HEAD NUGENT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
A-3 overpowered NORBURN PINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GARDNER HEDGE was devastated by A-1 in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
ASCENDANT was overcome by GIDJIT HAYES in a action packed 3 minute gruesome melee.
A-2 was vanquished by BINGO BUNGLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BUNDY vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SCOTT luckily beat CONVICTED THIEF in a 3 minute gory novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  21 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  23 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 717 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GABOGOOL 7308               9   2  1  122 STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEBRA ELSITH 7379          14   9  0   90 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPREMACY 7415              4   1  0   55 TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEAD NUGENT 7423            6   2  0   48 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEBRA ELSITH 7379.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ASCENDANT 7414.  The ten other most popular fighters were JIMI APPENDIX 
7275, DEBRA ELSITH 7379, SUPREMACY 7415, A-3 7427, GIDJIT HAYES 7451, GABOGOOL 7308, 
HEAD NUGENT 7423, BINGO BUNGLE 7416, DA1 7440, and TOBIT OPPAT 7390.

The least popular fighter this week was SCOTT 7453.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were A-2 7426, GARDNER HEDGE 7417, NORBURN PINE 7450, BUNDY 7452, A-1 7447, 
TOBIT OPPAT 7390, DA1 7440, BINGO BUNGLE 7416, HEAD NUGENT 7423, and GABOGOOL 7308.