DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2013    Duedate: 10/12/2013

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-722

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GABOGOOL
STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
(17-7308) [12-4-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GABOGOOL                       ARCANE
STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)      NEW BLADES (585)
(17-7308) [12-4-1,114]         (17-7204) [3-0-1,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HEAD NUGENT                    GABOGOOL
BODY OF MUSIC (591)            STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
(17-7423) [10-3-0,83]          (17-7308) [12-4-1,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

A UNIT (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. A UNIT (459)                44
2. NEW BLADES (585)            17STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
3. STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)   17      Unchartered Team
4. G.O.L.F. (355)               9
5. BODY OF MUSIC (591)          7      NEW BLADES (585)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)   10   5  0 66.7   1/ 2 A UNIT (459)              8  7 1
 2/ 3 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  17  12  1 58.6   2/ 3 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       6  9 1
 3/ 2 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       29  24  2 54.7   3/ 1 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4/ 0*NEW BLADES (585)           4   4  1 50.0   4/ 6 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  4  2 0
 5/ 5 A UNIT (459)              22  25  2 46.8   5/ 5 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       4  4 0
 6/ 4 MIDDLE WAY (484)         730 909 15 44.5   6/ 0*NEW BLADES (585)          2  0 1
 7/ 0 G.O.L.F. (355)            19  25  3 43.2   7- 4*TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)   2  1 0
 8/ 6 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       31  42  2 42.5   8/ 0 G.O.L.F. (355)            2  3 0
 9/ 0 FISH THANGS (505)         18  26  0 40.9   9/ 0 FISH THANGS (505)         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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 732): BICYCLE RACE of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): MUD MUD FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 698): TOOTH FOOT of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 728): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 730): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 722): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 363): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 719): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): STEEL DRAGON of THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 716): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 713): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 705): MEL of SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): MARCO THE KNIFE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): THE STATISTICIAN of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): NEFARA of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 595): DENNA FEYL of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 580): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 562): STORMCROWE PIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 556): CAUSEY of THE CAUSEY WAY (Mordraith, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 268): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Dudley, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 517): GEORGE WHALEN of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 512): JADE LOTUS of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 503): RIB IAYE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 620): WILLY LIV of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 732): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 698): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 728): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 730): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 722): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 363): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 719): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 361): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 716): URT'S DURT URCHINS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 713): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 705): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 338): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 319): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 595): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 580): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 562): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 556): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 268): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 512): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 503): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 620): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): MUD MUD FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           PROCLUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
               (turn 733): TAFFY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 727): SABBATH of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): DEBRA ELSITH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 711): GRU-SON OF GROTT of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 704): THE DARK FROG of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): MARCO THE KNIFE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 560): FLAME SPIDER of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 517): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 510): TEASER II of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in ALJAFIR, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--A UNIT.  A UNIT posted a nice gain, to 
come in 1st.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for WHITEY, who pummelled 
SLICE, to pocket 18 points.  DEFENDER certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and losing 9 points in the process!  Those who 
hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by DEBRA ELSITH, of MIDDLE WAY, who 
despite a 16-12-0 couldn't overcome ALJAFIR's Number 1.  So who's the team that's 
been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me. 
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Everyone is famous for fifteen 
minutes, and DEFENDER is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't YORK'S ARCADE 
proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  The manager at 
FISH THANGS must have some new strategy for sending FLUFFY SCULPIN, a warrior with 
3-1-0, to the Dark Arena.  Watch this space!  Never one to advocate diplomacy and 
restraint, I was pleased to see YORK'S ARCADE retaliate against A UNIT in bloodfeud!  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GABOGOOL 7308                12   4  1   114       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD NUGENT 7423             10   3  0    83       BODY OF MUSIC (591)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPREMACY 7415                7   2  0    62       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
 PING 3787                     8   3  1    59       G.O.L.F. (355)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOUST 7420                    7   5  1    47       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-ASCENDANT 7414                3   2  0    41       TRIUMPH OF ANGELS (604)
 DEFENDER 7421                 9   2  0    39       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 JOEY FIRECRACKER 7309         4   2  0    37       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
 ZAXXON 7418                   7   5  1    36       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 A-1 7447                      6   1  0    35       A UNIT (459)
-LEAD BELLY 7401               3   1  0    35       BODY OF MUSIC (591)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUNDY 7452                    4   2  0    33       A UNIT (459)
 LIMB BIZKIT 7457              2   3  0    27       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 NORBURN PINE 7450             4   3  0    26       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A-3 7427                      6   5  2    25       A UNIT (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 1WOOD 3785                    6   4  1    23       G.O.L.F. (355)
 VINNY 7463                    2   0  0    22       A UNIT (459)
 WHITEY 7462                   1   1  0    20       A UNIT (459)
 GARDNER HEDGE 7417            2  13  0    19       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ARCANE 7204                   3   0  1    18       NEW BLADES (585)
 SLICE 3784                    3   7  1    17       G.O.L.F. (355)
 GRIFFON 7205                  1   1  0    16       NEW BLADES (585)
-BINGO BUNGLE 7416             1   0  0    16       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
 GIDJIT HAYES 7451             3   4  0    13       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ULTRO PINKY 7459              3   1  0    12       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 SAND TRAP 5412                1   3  0     6       G.O.L.F. (355)
 PUTTER 7441                   1   0  0     5       G.O.L.F. (355)
 A FRENZIED FLOUNDER 7395      0   1  0     1       FISH THANGS (505)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A-2 7426                1  3 0 A UNIT 459           ZAXXON 7418           720   
BLOWFISH 6262           4  4 0 FISH THANGS 505      BANDIT PRINCE         722  NONE
CHUM 6605               0  1 0 FISH THANGS 505      MOUNTAIN TROLL        722  NONE
FLUFFY SCULPIN 6575     3  2 0 FISH THANGS 505      SPYMASTER             722  NONE
TOBIT OPPAT 7390        7 14 0 MIDDLE WAY 484       A-3 7427              718  NOT REVENGED
KLAX 7429               3  4 0 YORK'S ARCADE 605    A-3 7427              721  JUST REVENGED
QBERT 7465              0  1 0 YORK'S ARCADE 605    ARCANE 7204           722   
RYGAR 7430              1  7 0 YORK'S ARCADE 605    DARK CHAMPION         722  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ultro Pinky -- Hey, when the boss wished you luck, he didn't mean against me! --
Whitey

Padre -- You are not the only one to take that attitude in the arena, and I have been
told that it makes a safety valve for hostile impulses.  I have known managers who
felt that a simple loss in the arena required massive retaliation.  I generally spend
my hostile impulses--and I have 'em!--making life hell for characters I'm writing
about.  You go with what works in life and in Duel2. -- Jorja
P.S.  Right now, my characters are tramping around in pouring rain, totally cold and
miserable, because the guy to fix my roof hasn't come yet....  Hmm, maybe one of them
will FALL OFF a roof!

Two-three, and one of the wins was that (deleted) Ultro Pinky?  I'm glad I'm leaving,
I don't want to have to BE here for this. -- Debra Elsith
P.S.  Graduation details available if you want them.

Gabogool -- Go for it.  I'd have taught you more skills, for the upcoming tourney,
you know, but your attention wandered to a barely-clad... person in the stands, and,
well, it's your business, not mine. -- Debra Elsith

A Cult Member!  Ha!  Mejandr of the Nameless Cult, he's called.  He may be all the
rage... in a cult.  In the arena, no.  Worthless. -- Norburn Pine
P.S.  And that's not bias.  I'm a golem (I never knew it till I entered the arena),
and I don't do bias.

Limb Bizkit -- I wanted bizkits with nuts in them.  Not fruit peels. -- Gidjit Hayes

Okay, okay, I know!  To lose to the Convicted Thief is pathetic.  Why is anyone
surprised?  *I* am pathetic. -- Gardner Hedge

Whitey -- Good beginning for you.  Start at the bottom, and there's nowhere to go but
up. -- Ultro Pinky, winner

     The Fall Mail-In Tourney is DUE on the 30th of October and will run on November
     2nd.  Turns received later than the 30th may not get input.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOWFISH was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 5 minute Dark Arena fight.
FLUFFY SCULPIN was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
RYGAR was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
CHUM was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a popular 2 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
JOUST demolished A-3 in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud competition.
JOEY FIRECRACKER won victory over NORBURN PINE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GABOGOOL slimly won victory over DEBRA ELSITH in a 6 minute master's Title match.
HEAD NUGENT was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute melee.
DEFENDER was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PING vanquished ZAXXON in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
A-1 handily defeated GARDNER HEDGE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
1WOOD was savagely defeated by BUNDY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
GRIFFON viciously subdued GIDJIT HAYES in a 2 minute brutal battle.
SLICE was devastated by WHITEY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory mismatched bout.
VINNY vanquished SAND TRAP in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
ARCANE slaughtered QBERT in a 1 minute bloody one-sided fray.
ULTRO PINKY was viciously subdued by LIMB BIZKIT in a 7 minute brutal novice's brawl.
PUTTER narrowly defeated A FRENZIED FLOUNDER in a 3 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         AIMED BLOW        17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  2      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  21 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  23 -  2      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 722 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GABOGOOL 7308              12   4  1  114 STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
LUNGING ATTACK   HEAD NUGENT 7423           10   3  0   83 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
AIMED BLOW       PING 3787                   8   3  1   59 G.O.L.F. (355)
BASHING ATTACK   JOUST 7420                  7   5  1   47 YORK'S ARCADE (605)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEFENDER 7421               9   2  0   39 YORK'S ARCADE (605)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JOEY FIRECRACKER 7309       4   2  0   37 STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HEAD NUGENT 7423.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GABOGOOL 7308.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHUM 6605, HEAD 
NUGENT 7423, BUNDY 7452, GRIFFON 7205, LIMB BIZKIT 7457, JOEY FIRECRACKER 7309, 
WHITEY 7462, A FRENZIED FLOUNDER 7395, BLOWFISH 6262, and JOUST 7420.

The least popular fighter this week was ULTRO PINKY 7459.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were QBERT 7465, SAND TRAP 5412, SLICE 3784, 1WOOD 3785, RYGAR 7430, 
FLUFFY SCULPIN 6575, PUTTER 7441, GIDJIT HAYES 7451, GARDNER HEDGE 7417, and ZAXXON 
7418.

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

DEBRA ELSITH (17-7379) MIDDLE WAY (484)