DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2013    Duedate: 01/04/2014

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-728

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

T.G.I. FLOYD'S
ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
(17-7346) [7-0-0,66]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T.G.I. FLOYD'S                 POSITION IS EMPTY
ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)         
(17-7346) [7-0-0,66]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEFENDER                       T.G.I. FLOYD'S
YORK'S ARCADE (605)            ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
(17-7421) [11-5-0,50]          (17-7346) [7-0-0,66]

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)         34
2. YORK'S ARCADE (605)         31      ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
3. ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)      12      Unchartered Team
4. FISH THANGS (505)            7
5. MISSION: EARTH! (578)        0      CINTAS SACKS!! (348)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 MISSION: EARTH! (578)     19   5  0 79.2   1/ 1 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    8  3 0
 2- 2*BEEP! BEEP! (603)          2   1  1 66.7   2/ 6 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       7  2 1
 3/ 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    39  25  3 60.9   3- 2 MISSION: EARTH! (578)     5  1 0
 4/ 4 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       37  36  4 50.7   4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY (484)          5  5 0
 5- 5 A UNIT (459)              33  35  2 48.5   5/ 8 YORK'S ARCADE (605)       5 10 2
 6/ 9 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       39  48  3 44.8   6/ 3 FISH THANGS (505)         3  7 0
 7/ 6 MIDDLE WAY (484)         738 921 15 44.5   7- 7 G.O.L.F. (355)            2  6 0
 8- 7*NEW BLADES (585)           7   9  1 43.8   8- 4 A UNIT (459)              2  6 0
 9- 8 G.O.L.F. (355)            28  37  3 43.1   9- 9*BEEP! BEEP! (603)         1  1 0
10/10 FISH THANGS (505)         26  40  0 39.4  10-10*NEW BLADES (585)          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 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): HELIODORUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 710): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): RUE LEROHELL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): 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 336): JACK B. NIMBLE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): QUALITY of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): BACKLASH of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): 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 509): THE MONGOOSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 740): WHO DA MAN? (Var, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 710): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 734): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 722): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 711): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 336): DEAD GAWDS (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 323): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 601): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 586): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 509): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 738): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 719): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 568): 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 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 518): WINTER ROSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                      (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ALJAFIR.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  For 
every winner there is a loser.  Speaking of losers, lets take a look at A UNIT, who 
went down to 4th from 8th.  Life is tough.  Coming up with a solid 3-0-0 outing, BODY 
OF MUSIC has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
SCRAMBLE, who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing FARON HINES like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  FILET O' FLOYD was subdued by JOUST and drops 6 points.  Well, if ya 
don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  PING did not fight 
this week so his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the ALL THINGS FLOYD 
stable, as their warrior, T.G.I. FLOYD'S, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  An apple 
a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And who is this LEAD BELLY you ask, with 62 points and a 5-1-0 record.  Ooh, the 
tales I could tell!  CHARLIE TUNA of FISH THANGS had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 13 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought CHARLIE TUNA 
showed great skill and promise when he won victory over GORF.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Here's some advice:  warriors 
with little wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ALJAFIR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346           7   0  0    66       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

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

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAD BELLY 7401               5   1  0    62       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-LOMBAR HISST 7169             5   0  0    59       MISSION: EARTH! (578)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOUST 7420                   10   7  1    56       YORK'S ARCADE (605)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEFENDER 7421                11   5  0    50       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 HURRICANE FLOYD 7391          4   0  0    50       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 ULTRO PINKY 7459              6   2  0    44       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-ARCANE 7204                   5   2  1    40       NEW BLADES (585)
-COUNTESS KRAK 7153            3   2  0    40       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
-BUNDY 7452                    8   3  0    37       A UNIT (459)
-WHITEY 7462                   5   2  0    37       A UNIT (459)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-A-1 7447                      7   5  0    28       A UNIT (459)
 FILET O' FLOYD 7345           4   1  0    28       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 LIMB BIZKIT 7457              5   6  0    27       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 KENNY CHESTNEY 7483           2   0  1    27       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-A-3 7427                      6   6  2    26       A UNIT (459)
 SCRAMBLE 7475                 2   1  1    26       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
 CHARLIE TUNA 7479             3   0  0    24       FISH THANGS (505)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NORBURN PINE 7450             6   5  0    23       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 GARDNER HEDGE 7417            2  17  0    23       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-GRIFFON 7205                  2   2  0    22       NEW BLADES (585)
-WANDA 7469                    2   2  0    22       FISH THANGS (505)
 GIDJIT HAYES 7451             4   7  0    19       MIDDLE WAY (484)
-VINNY 7463                    4   3  0    19       A UNIT (459)
-BEETLE 7403                   2   1  1    18       BEEP! BEEP! (603)
-THE SHINS 7471                1   0  0    18       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 GORF 7466                     0   3  0     9       YORK'S ARCADE (605)
-SOLTAN GRIS 7147              2   2  0     8       MISSION: EARTH! (578)
 PHOENIX 7467                  1   2  1     8       YORK'S ARCADE (605)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
A FRENZIED FLOUN 7395   2  3 0 FISH THANGS 505      PHOENIX 7467          726   
GUPPY 7490              0  1 0 FISH THANGS 505      WURM KIN              728  NONE
JAWS 7476               1  3 0 FISH THANGS 505      WURM KIN              728  NONE
BIRDIE 7488             0  1 0 G.O.L.F. 355         KENNY CHESTNEY 7483   727   
FARON HINES 7472        2  2 0 MIDDLE WAY 484       SCRAMBLE 7475         728   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Padre -- What's going on in life right now (I hope!) is a new roof, in between
snowstorms.  Plenty of excitement:  Will the roofers slip on the snow and ice and
fall off?  (Two story house.)  Will one of those pieces of corrugated iron catch the
wind and behead a roofer?  Will one of them put a foot wrong and fall through the
weak spot?  Will they get the new roof on before the ceiling comes down under the
worst leak?  Actually, I'm feeling optimistic about everything except the cost.  I
*knew* there was a reason I preferred plain shed-style roofs.  Four planes and three
dormers!  They're going to have their hands full with that, and they'll earn every
inflated penny. -- Jorja
P.S.  Although I sometimes think wistfully of just having a big tarp thrown over the
house.

Wow, four-one!  Three of those wins were over standbys, but still, not bad.  Sort of
a "welcome back" deal.  We know it won't last, so we're going to make the most of it,
go out and get totally mokus, you know? -- the Middle Way people

Bundy -- Don't expect five skills from me every day.  This is an aberration. --
Gardner Hedge

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAWS was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GUPPY was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LEAD BELLY subdued DEFENDER in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.
CHARLIE TUNA viciously subdued GORF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Challenge brawl.
T.G.I. FLOYD'S savagely defeated ULTRO PINKY in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Title match.
FILET O' FLOYD was vanquished by JOUST in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HURRICANE FLOYD beat DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
GARDNER HEDGE was overpowered by KENNY CHESTNEY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NORBURN PINE won victory over PHOENIX in a 2 minute expert vs. novice duel.
GIDJIT HAYES was viciously subdued by LIMB BIZKIT in a 6 minute gory duel.
FARON HINES was assassinated by SCRAMBLE in a 1 minute gory uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        20 -   9 -  0      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  16 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  24 -  0      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  23 -  1      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  1      25  |

Turn 728 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346         7   0  0   66 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEAD BELLY 7401             5   1  0   62 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
BASHING ATTACK   JOUST 7420                 10   7  1   56 YORK'S ARCADE (605)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEFENDER 7421              11   5  0   50 YORK'S ARCADE (605)
TOTAL PARRY      ULTRO PINKY 7459            6   2  0   44 MIDDLE WAY (484)
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 T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIMB BIZKIT 7457, 
LEAD BELLY 7401, CHARLIE TUNA 7479, HURRICANE FLOYD 7391, NORBURN PINE 7450, KENNY 
CHESTNEY 7483, PHOENIX 7467, GIDJIT HAYES 7451, SCRAMBLE 7475, and DEFENDER 7421.

The least popular fighter this week was GARDNER HEDGE 7417.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FILET O' FLOYD 7345, GORF 7466, GUPPY 7490, JAWS 7476, FARON 
HINES 7472, JOUST 7420, ULTRO PINKY 7459, DEFENDER 7421, SCRAMBLE 7475, and GIDJIT 
HAYES 7451.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes