DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/11/2013    Duedate: 11/23/2013

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-725

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PING
G.O.L.F. (355)
(17-3787) [11-3-1,81]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PING                           ARCANE
G.O.L.F. (355)                 NEW BLADES (585)
(17-3787) [11-3-1,81]          (17-7204) [5-1-1,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PING                           A FRENZIED FLOUNDER
G.O.L.F. (355)                 FISH THANGS (505)
(17-3787) [11-3-1,81]          (17-7395) [2-2-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

A UNIT (459)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NEW BLADES (585)            36
2. FISH THANGS (505)           36      A UNIT (459)
3. G.O.L.F. (355)              16      Unchartered Team
4. A UNIT (459)                14
5. YORK'S ARCADE (605)          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 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  19  14  2 57.6   1/ 1 A UNIT (459)              9  4 0
 2- 2 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       32  26  2 55.2   2/ 2 G.O.L.F. (355)            7  6 0
 3/ 3 A UNIT (459)              31  29  2 51.7   3/ 8 FISH THANGS (505)         5  7 0
 4/ 4*NEW BLADES (585)           7   8  1 46.7   4- 5 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       3  2 0
 5/ 6 G.O.L.F. (355)            26  31  3 45.6   5/ 4*NEW BLADES (585)          3  4 0
 6- 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)         733 916 15 44.5   6- 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)          3  7 0
 7/ 8 FISH THANGS (505)         23  33  0 41.1   7- 3 STORMY'S TROOPERS  (595)  2  2 1
 8/ 7 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       32  46  2 41.0   8/ 7 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       1  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 735): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): LITTLE GRAY BIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 725): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 722): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 666): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 583): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 559): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELISTS
                                           (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 570): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 506): THE MONGOOSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 623): CROWN ROYAL of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 735): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 737): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 725): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 365): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 722): THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): DEMONSPAWN (Zorsea?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 708): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 666): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 598): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 853): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 565): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 559): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 515): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 506): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 623): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 704): LITTLE GRAY BIRD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 731): DUSKBLOOD PUDDING of SHEWISH BURRET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 733): GOLDEN GLOBE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 732): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 724): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 719): BRITISH SEA POWER of COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 716): TORG THUNDERCLAP of BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr)
                       (turn 715): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 564): ZENSU LASAGNA of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 558): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 520): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ALJAFIR.  Uncool, STORMY'S TROOPERS I.  I 
mean 0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  The guys at FISH THANGS like really pulled together to get a 3-1-0 this 
turn, moving up by 5.  MVP award for ARCANE?  NEW BLADES' proud of him after beating 
VINNY and getting 21 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  VINNY's match with ARCANE 
cost him a loss of 17 points!  What a putz!  GABOGOOL fights so hard to be 
Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a genius...  
And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome 
PING.  Aren't G.O.L.F. proud.  (Oh, my.) Who was the wiseguy that said ALJAFIR's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Vile Vizier?  Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  A UNIT was 
ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why G.O.L.F.'s been avoiding A UNIT so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PING 3787                    11   3  1    81       G.O.L.F. (355)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARCANE 7204                   5   1  1    54       NEW BLADES (585)
-DEFENDER 7421                11   2  0    53       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 BUNDY 7452                    7   2  0    52       A UNIT (459)
 A-1 7447                      7   3  0    44       A UNIT (459)
 WHITEY 7462                   4   1  0    38       A UNIT (459)
-JOUST 7420                    8   6  1    36       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-LEAD BELLY 7401               3   1  0    35       BODY OF MUSIC (591)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 1WOOD 3785                    8   5  1    31       G.O.L.F. (355)
-JOEY FIRECRACKER 7309         4   4  0    31       STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)
 VINNY 7463                    4   1  0    31       A UNIT (459)
-ULTRO PINKY 7459              5   1  0    30       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-SLICE 3784                    4   8  1    28       G.O.L.F. (355)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WANDA 7469                    2   1  0    28       FISH THANGS (505)
-A-3 7427                      6   6  2    26       A UNIT (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIMB BIZKIT 7457              3   5  0    22       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-GRIFFON 7205                  2   2  0    22       NEW BLADES (585)
-GARDNER HEDGE 7417            2  15  0    21       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-NORBURN PINE 7450             4   5  0    17       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GIDJIT HAYES 7451             3   6  0    16       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 A FRENZIED FLOUNDER 7395      2   2  0    16       FISH THANGS (505)
 JAWS 7476                     1   0  0    13       FISH THANGS (505)
-FARON HINES 7472              1   1  0    11       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 PUTTER 7441                   2   2  0     8       G.O.L.F. (355)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GUPPY 7477              0  1 0 FISH THANGS 505      BANDIT PRINCE         725  NONE
SCUMBAG 7455            0  1 0 NEW BLADES 585       ARENAMASTER KARG      725  NONE
KLAX 7429               3  4 0 YORK'S ARCADE 605    A-3 7427              721  REVENGED
QBERT 7465              0  1 0 YORK'S ARCADE 605    ARCANE 7204           722  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- I have never gotten into one of those Turf Wars.  My focus is on the basic
arena and tournaments.  I have been studying hard to improve the tournament results
since I returned to Duel 2 a year ago, after 6 years away.  I had a small improvement
in the April one and am hoping for more in the Halloween one.  I will soon see if all
that study has helped. -- Padre

It looks to US like this arena has perked up to the point where we, the Middle Way,
can shut down for a while.  Sure, nobody's talking, but even though Jorja doesn't
like to admit it, talking isn't essential.  Just people showing up to fight.  And not
counting the Dark Arena, we had a dozen fights here, and only one standby, so life in
Aljafir is, if not good, vigorous.  I don't suppose it CAN be good, with winter
breathing down our necks; the wind off the bay is fierce.  I think I might take this
up with the Commission. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Gabogool. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GUPPY was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SCUMBAG was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KARGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
PING overcame VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute Title match.
A-1 won victory over CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute master vs. novice brawl.
BUNDY demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
VINNY was overpowered by ARCANE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
1WOOD outwaited LIMB BIZKIT in a 12 minute fight.
WHITEY overcame AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute melee.
A FRENZIED FLOUNDER won victory over PUTTER in a popular 3 minute beginner's duel.
WANDA vanquished NORTH FORK RABBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JAWS overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  2      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  23 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 725 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 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PING 3787                  11   3  1   81 G.O.L.F. (355)
PARRY-STRIKE     ARCANE 7204                 5   1  1   54 NEW BLADES (585)
BASHING ATTACK   BUNDY 7452                  7   2  0   52 A UNIT (459)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHITEY 7462                 4   1  0   38 A UNIT (459)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PING 3787.  The most popular warrior this turn was A 
FRENZIED FLOUNDER 7395.  The ten other most popular fighters were PING 3787, GUPPY 
7477, A-1 7447, BUNDY 7452, ARCANE 7204, WHITEY 7462, WANDA 7469, VINNY 7463, LIMB 
BIZKIT 7457, and JAWS 7476.

The least popular fighter this week was 1WOOD 3785.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PUTTER 7441, SCUMBAG 7455, JAWS 7476, LIMB BIZKIT 7457, VINNY 7463, 
WANDA 7469, WHITEY 7462, ARCANE 7204, BUNDY 7452, and A-1 7447.

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

GABOGOOL (17-7308) STORMY'S TROOPERS I (595)