DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2013    Duedate: 08/17/2013

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-718

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GABOGOOL
STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
(17-7308) [10-2-1,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GABOGOOL                       SUPREMACY
STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)      TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
(17-7308) [10-2-1,128]         (17-7415) [5-1-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEBRA ELSITH                   DEFENDER
MIDDLE WAY (484)               YORK'S ARCADE (605)
(17-7379) [14-10-0,90]         (17-7421) [7-1-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

A UNIT (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)     27
2. YORK'S ARCADE (605)         23STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
3. MIDDLE WAY (484)            21      Unchartered Team
4. BODY OF MUSIC (591)         17
5. A UNIT (459)                11      YORK'S ARCADE (605)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 4 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  13   8  1 61.9   1/ 2*A UNIT (459)              9  6 1
 2/ 2*YORK'S ARCADE (605)       23  15  1 60.5   2/ 1 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       5  4 0
 3/ 5*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)    6   4  0 60.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5 10 0
 4- 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    31  22  3 58.5   4/ 4 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  4  0 1
 5/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         720 899 15 44.5   5/ 9*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)   3  2 0
 6/ 9*A UNIT (459)              12  16  1 42.9   6- 5 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    2  0 0
 7/11 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       26  37  2 41.3   7/10*YORK'S ARCADE (605)       2  5 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 728): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 730): KORYNN FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 690): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 724): SABBATH of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 726): 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 718): DOTTLE of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): TALISMAN of MAGICAL MADNESS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 715): CAIRRAIG AMADAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 712): BRAINS MCGEE of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 709): DIGITALIS of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 701): FURIOUS FROGPALER of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 659): KHARIJANH of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 591): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 576): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 558): FLAME SPIDER of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 552): 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 513): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 508): TEASER II of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 499): MONSTER MASH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 616): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 728): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 730): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 690): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 724): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 726): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 717): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 718): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 715): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 712): SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 709): KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (Zorsea?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 701): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 659): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 591): MEDAL OF HONOR Z11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 576): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 558): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 552): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 513): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 508): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 499): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 616): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 729): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 723): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 726): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 718): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, 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  32 ARVAT (turn 712): BRAINS MCGEE of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          SHADOWFIST of DRAGON RIDERS (Daikkan, mgr.)
                          KAMI FLAUGE of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
                          OBLITERATION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 708):FROGGY FOO-FOO of BATTLE FROGS S01 (Grimm, mgr.)
                                  KARINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, 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 330): RAVAGE of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                               NO BATHROOM of BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 591): MERVIN OLDES 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.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 498): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ALJAFIR since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great 
while it lasts, BODY OF MUSIC.  But how many friends do you have now?  Up 'n down.  
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
TRIUMPH OF ANGELS' 5th moved them up to 2-1-0 place.  What's with ASCENDANT?  He 
actually beat MIDDLE WAY's GARDNER HEDGE, and walked away with 10 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at A UNIT.  SCOTT lost 4 points to ZAXXON.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SCOTT will provide more easy wins...  DEBRA ELSITH was 
reminded on the sands why GABOGOOL is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some 
rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
G.O.L.F..  Management must be dealin', as the boys at TRIUMPH OF ANGELS ain't 
reelin'!  G.O.L.F.'s mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, A-3!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Keep 
challenging up 29 points, JOUST, and I won't have to write about you much longer.  
SUPREMACY always accepts those kind of challenges...  I don't get it.  JOUST goes and 
challenges SUPREMACY, way above him, but gets 3 points after he loses!  Is this a new 
strategy?   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  We all knew it had to happen sooner or later.  A warrior can't 
stick around with a 7-14-0, and A-3 easily took care of TOBIT OPPAT.  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABOGOOL 7308                10   2  1   128       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA ELSITH 7379            14  10  0    90       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383        12   2  1    82       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUPREMACY 7415                5   1  0    57       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD NUGENT 7423              7   2  0    52       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346           4   0  0    39       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 A-3 7427                      5   2  1    37       A UNIT (459)
 LEAD BELLY 7401               3   1  0    35       BODY OF MUSIC (591)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEFENDER 7421                 7   1  0    32       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 A-1 7447                      3   0  0    32       A UNIT (459)
 JOUST 7420                    5   4  1    29       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 ZAXXON 7418                   5   4  0    26       YORK'S ARCADE (605)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASCENDANT 7414                1   2  0    22       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
 GIDJIT HAYES 7451             2   1  0    20       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 KLAX 7429                     3   2  0    19       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-FILET O' FLOYD 7345           2   0  0    16       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-BINGO BUNGLE 7416             1   0  0    16       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
 JOEY FIRECRACKER 7309         2   0  0    14       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
 BUNDY 7452                    1   1  0    13       A UNIT (459)
 GARDNER HEDGE 7417            1  10  0    13       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-HURRICANE FLOYD 7391          1   0  0    11       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 NORBURN PINE 7450             1   2  0    11       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 RYGAR 7430                    1   4  0    11       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 A-2 7426                      1   2  0     5       A UNIT (459)
 SCOTT 7453                    1   1  0     4       A UNIT (459)
 LIMB BIZKIT 7457              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?
A-1 7425                1  2 0 A UNIT 459           JOUST 7420            714  NOT REVENGED
DA1 7456                0  1 0 BODY OF MUSIC 591    BANDIT PRINCE         718  NONE
JIMI APPENDIX 7275     13 10 1 BODY OF MUSIC 591    GABOGOOL 7308         717   
TOBIT OPPAT 7390        7 14 0 MIDDLE WAY 484       A-3 7427              718   
DESTRUCTION 7411        0  1 0 TRIUMPH OF ANGEL 604 ARENAMASTER KARG      718  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two-three, and Gidjit and I were the winners?  That's... odd.  Not at all what I was
expecting, or Gidjit either, of course, but we'll take it.  We thank the Veteran
Mercenary and Ascendant for being there when we needed them.  And maybe some of our
teammates, who have been a little SUPERIOR sometimes, will re-think their attitudes,
hmmm? -- Debra Elsith

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DESTRUCTION was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
JOUST was viciously subdued by SUPREMACY in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
KLAX was bested by A-1 in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
ASCENDANT overpowered GARDNER HEDGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BUNDY was viciously subdued by DEFENDER in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
SCOTT was devastated by ZAXXON in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
A-2 was overcome by JOEY FIRECRACKER in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
GABOGOOL won victory over DEBRA ELSITH in a popular 6 minute expert's Title duel.
TOBIT OPPAT was viciously butchered by A-3 in a 1 minute gory duel.
HEAD NUGENT savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute gory match.
LEAD BELLY savagely defeated RYGAR in a 2 minute brutal match.
NORBURN PINE devastated LIMB BIZKIT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
GIDJIT HAYES demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  24 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  23 -  0      32  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 718 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GABOGOOL 7308              10   2  1  128 STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEBRA ELSITH 7379          14  10  0   90 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  SUPREMACY 7415              5   1  0   57 TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEAD NUGENT 7423            7   2  0   52 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
SLASHING ATTACK  A-3 7427                    5   2  1   37 A UNIT (459)
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 DEFENDER 7421.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEBRA ELSITH 7379, 
LEAD BELLY 7401, SUPREMACY 7415, KLAX 7429, GABOGOOL 7308, HEAD NUGENT 7423, A-1 
7447, ZAXXON 7418, ASCENDANT 7414, and BUNDY 7452.

The least popular fighter this week was LIMB BIZKIT 7457.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RYGAR 7430, SCOTT 7453, GARDNER HEDGE 7417, JOUST 7420, 
DESTRUCTION 7411, GIDJIT HAYES 7451, TOBIT OPPAT 7390, JOEY FIRECRACKER 7309, A-2 
7426, and DA1 7456.