DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/09/2013    Duedate: 12/21/2013

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-727

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PING
G.O.L.F. (355)
(17-3787) [13-3-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PING                           ARCANE
G.O.L.F. (355)                 NEW BLADES (585)
(17-3787) [13-3-1,98]          (17-7204) [5-2-1,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEFENDER                       JAWS
YORK'S ARCADE (605)            FISH THANGS (505)
(17-7421) [11-4-0,49]          (17-7476) [1-2-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BODY OF MUSIC (591)         50
2. ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)      33      MISSION: EARTH! (578)
3. MIDDLE WAY (484)            32      Unchartered Team
4. G.O.L.F. (355)              16
5. FISH THANGS (505)           14      BEEP! BEEP! (603)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MISSION: EARTH! (578)     19   5  0 79.2   1/ 5 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    6  2 0
 2/ 1*BEEP! BEEP! (603)          2   1  1 66.7   2/ 4 MISSION: EARTH! (578)     5  1 0
 3/ 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    37  24  3 60.7   3/ 3 FISH THANGS (505)         5  6 0
 4/ 5 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       35  33  3 51.5   4/ 1 A UNIT (459)              5  7 0
 5/ 6 A UNIT (459)              33  35  2 48.5   5/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)          4  1 0
 6/ 8 MIDDLE WAY (484)         737 917 15 44.6   6/11 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       4  3 1
 7/ 7*NEW BLADES (585)           7   9  1 43.8   7/ 2 G.O.L.F. (355)            4  7 0
 8/ 9 G.O.L.F. (355)            28  37  3 43.1   8/ 6 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       3  7 1
 9/10 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       36  48  3 42.9   9/ 8*BEEP! BEEP! (603)         1  1 0
10/11 FISH THANGS (505)         25  38  0 39.7  10/10*NEW BLADES (585)          1  2 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 737): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): MARTYR of TORTURED (Mr. Tort, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 708): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 724): ZARGAS of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 721): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 600): SFC1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): SERGEANT 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 737): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 708): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 735): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 726): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 727): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 724): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 773): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 668): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 600): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 522): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 625): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           KANE TOAD of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 723): SPIN MCDUECAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ALJAFIR games.  Former top team A UNIT was unseated 
this week as ALL THINGS FLOYD moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at G.O.L.F.'s guildhouse after a 
1-2-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 7th.  Dark Arena anyone?  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
BODY OF MUSIC went 4-0-1 to move up 5 in the rankings.  My praise to MIDDLE WAY for 
their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving 
of notice!  LEAD BELLY caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested ARCANE and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, LEAD BELLY put down ARCANE, causing him to lose 14 points 
of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has PING in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ALJAFIR.  ALJAFIR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is ALL THINGS FLOYD, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of 
G.O.L.F. last week.  Busy avoiding ALL THINGS FLOYD?  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
ARCANE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in ALJAFIR as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PING 3787                    13   3  1    98       G.O.L.F. (355)

CHAMPIONS                      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                  
 TEENIE WHOPPER 7158           9   1  0    77       MISSION: EARTH! (578)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346           6   0  0    60       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 LOMBAR HISST 7169             5   0  0    59       MISSION: EARTH! (578)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAD BELLY 7401               4   1  0    53       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 DEFENDER 7421                11   4  0    49       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 JOUST 7420                    9   7  1    47       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 ULTRO PINKY 7459              6   1  0    42       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ARCANE 7204                   5   2  1    40       NEW BLADES (585)
 COUNTESS KRAK 7153            3   2  0    40       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 HURRICANE FLOYD 7391          3   0  0    38       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 BUNDY 7452                    8   3  0    37       A UNIT (459)
 WHITEY 7462                   5   2  0    37       A UNIT (459)
 FILET O' FLOYD 7345           4   0  0    34       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A-1 7447                      7   5  0    28       A UNIT (459)
-A-3 7427                      6   6  2    26       A UNIT (459)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIDJIT HAYES 7451             4   6  0    23       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GRIFFON 7205                  2   2  0    22       NEW BLADES (585)
-WANDA 7469                    2   2  0    22       FISH THANGS (505)
 GARDNER HEDGE 7417            2  16  0    22       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 CHARLIE TUNA 7479             2   0  0    21       FISH THANGS (505)
 NORBURN PINE 7450             5   5  0    20       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 FARON HINES 7472              2   1  0    20       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VINNY 7463                    4   3  0    19       A UNIT (459)
 LIMB BIZKIT 7457              4   6  0    18       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 BEETLE 7403                   2   1  1    18       BEEP! BEEP! (603)
 THE SHINS 7471                1   0  0    18       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 KENNY CHESTNEY 7483           1   0  1    11       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-SOLTAN GRIS 7147              2   2  0     8       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 PHOENIX 7467                  1   1  1     8       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 GORF 7466                     0   2  0     8       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 SCRAMBLE 7475                 1   1  0     6       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 JAWS 7476                     1   2  0     5       FISH THANGS (505)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAH FLOYD 7484         0  1 0 ALL THINGS FLOYD 517 BLACK ORC             727  NONE
A FRENZIED FLOUN 7395   2  3 0 FISH THANGS 505      PHOENIX 7467          726   
GUPPY 7482              0  1 0 FISH THANGS 505      WURM KIN              727  NONE
BIRDIE 7488             0  1 0 G.O.L.F. 355         KENNY CHESTNEY 7483   727   
SPYMASTER 7487          0  1 0 G.O.L.F. 355         STONE GOLEM           727  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- I add my voiice to Chuck's, but temper it some because I know you spend a
lot of time on DM and probably need a vacation.  Whatever is going on in your life, I
wish you luck. -- Padre

Chuck -- Though I'm not a great fan of fish (an inlander born and bred), I'm a sucker
for a courteous request.  So, we're back again. -- Jorja and those who walk the
Middle Way

And as long as we're here again... we salute the tourney participants, with a special
nod for Supremacy, tourney victor. -- Jorja etc.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAH FLOYD was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SPYMASTER was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
GUPPY was easily killed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
LOMBAR HISST overpowered WHITEY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
A-1 was devastated by JOUST in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BEETLE was demolished by HURRICANE FLOYD in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
JAWS lost to LIMB BIZKIT in a 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
CHARLIE TUNA overpowered GORF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PING overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 1 minute uneven Title melee.
TEENIE WHOPPER vanquished DEFENDER in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
COUNTESS KRAK was overpowered by T.G.I. FLOYD'S in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ARCANE was viciously subdued by LEAD BELLY in a 2 minute gory bout.
FILET O' FLOYD subdued VINNY in a 1 minute bloody match.
ULTRO PINKY slimly won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 12 minute contest.
BUNDY devastated GARDNER HEDGE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GIDJIT HAYES handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NORBURN PINE defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute struggle.
PHOENIX lost to FARON HINES in a 2 minute novice's fray.
SCRAMBLE was devastated by THE SHINS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KENNY CHESTNEY assassinated BIRDIE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         AIMED BLOW        20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  24 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  23 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  2      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  22 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  1      33  |

Turn 727 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         4 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PING 3787                  13   3  1   98 G.O.L.F. (355)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEENIE WHOPPER 7158         9   1  0   77 MISSION: EARTH! (578)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOMBAR HISST 7169           5   0  0   59 MISSION: EARTH! (578)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEFENDER 7421              11   4  0   49 YORK'S ARCADE (605)
BASHING ATTACK   JOUST 7420                  9   7  1   47 YORK'S ARCADE (605)
TOTAL PARRY      ULTRO PINKY 7459            6   1  0   42 MIDDLE WAY (484)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHITEY 7462                 5   2  0   37 A UNIT (459)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEFENDER 7421.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was JAWS 7476.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPYMASTER 7487, LIMB BIZKIT 
7457, TEENIE WHOPPER 7158, LEAD BELLY 7401, HURRICANE FLOYD 7391, CHARLIE TUNA 7479, 
PING 3787, FILET O' FLOYD 7345, LOMBAR HISST 7169, and JOUST 7420.

The least popular fighter this week was ULTRO PINKY 7459.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BIRDIE 7488, SCRAMBLE 7475, GARDNER HEDGE 7417, VINNY 7463, 
COUNTESS KRAK 7153, GORF 7466, BEETLE 7403, A-1 7447, WHITEY 7462, and GUPPY 7482.