DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2014    Duedate: 08/30/2014

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-745

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

T.G.I. FLOYD'S
ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
(17-7346) [12-0-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T.G.I. FLOYD'S                 MINDCRIME
ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)         QUEENSRYCHE (609)
(17-7346) [12-0-0,123]         (17-7516) [4-2-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LEAD BELLY                     LEAD BELLY
BODY OF MUSIC (591)            BODY OF MUSIC (591)
(17-7401) [14-4-0,95]          (17-7401) [14-4-0,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. QUEENSRYCHE (609)           35
2. DRAGON'S FIST (128)         30      ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
3. ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)       8      Unchartered Team
4. ROYAL PAIN (610)             4
5. BODY OF MUSIC (591)          2      ROYAL PAIN (610)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*ROYAL PAIN (610)          13   7  0 65.0   1/ 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    5  4 0
 2/ 3 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)    49  31  3 61.3   2/ 2*ROYAL PAIN (610)          4  0 0
 3/ 0*QUEENSRYCHE (609)         16  11  2 59.3   3- 4 FISH THANGS (505)         4  2 0
 4- 4 NEW BLADES (585)          18  13  1 58.1   4/ 1 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       4  6 1
 5/ 5 BODY OF MUSIC (591)       74  66  5 52.9   5/ 0*QUEENSRYCHE (609)         3  1 2
 6/ 1*NERDS RULE! (611)          1   1  0 50.0   6- 5 NEW BLADES (585)          2  2 0
 7- 6 ENFORCERS (459)           42  46  2 47.7   7/ 7*NERDS RULE! (611)         1  1 0
 8- 7 FISH THANGS (505)         43  48  0 47.3   8/ 8 DRAGON'S FIST (128)       1  8 0
 9/ 9 DRAGON'S FIST (128)       36  63  4 36.4   9-10 ENFORCERS (459)           0  2 0
10-10 SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)   11  26  1 29.7  10- 6 SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)   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 755): THE TALL MAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): HYPATIA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): SIERRA of MMM BEER!! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): WINTERGREEN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 744): T.G.I. FLOYD'S of ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): MAD DOG RUSSO of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): ALI BOOMBAH YAY of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): PITCHFORK of USEFUL WEAPONS (Smithy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): UNGNOME SOLDIER of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): A MAN of FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 686): KITH of DARK BLADES (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): PULLED ORC of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): BERT & ERNIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): KRAIT of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): STAR of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): ROVERWURST of CANINE CUISINE (Alfredo Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): GUNSLINGER of POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 543): TAX MAIL-IN of I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 526): LUCREZIA BARON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 755): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): ALLITERATE ARMY (Howlin' Wolf, mgr>)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 751): THE GRAIL KNIGHTS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 744): BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 745): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 742): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 728): FOOT OF PRIDE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 686): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 350): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 343): D.A. REJECTS (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 331): MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 618): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 603): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR G10 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 579): POSSE (Hollowshade, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 540): I HATE TOURNEYS (Crumudgeon, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 535): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 526): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 643): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 754): MERCURY of QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 757): CHARLENE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 744): BLACKHAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 753): JACK OF HEARTS of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 744): PUTRID DEFILER of KARNHORN KARNAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 375): TRAVEL of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 372): DUST MITE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 739): DACIA SANDERO of OTTOMAN EMPIRE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 736): DEN'S FAVORITE of DEMONSPAWN (Spirit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 685): BIG SIX of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                             ZILLA KHIRNAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 349): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 344): CASTLE THUNDER of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                               FLESH HUNTER of BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
                   (turn 343): EXPOSED of HORNY GOAT X (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 616): FERRIA HOUGH of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 280): URSULA ZAROFF of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 534): DESTRUCTIVE ENERGY of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ALJAFIR.  Too bad, BODY OF MUSIC, but ALL 
THINGS FLOYD was just too good to be stopped.  Uncool, SHEWISH LEFTOVERS.  I mean 
0-0-0 is bad.  Will they will be allowed to fight?  I say use 'em for training 
practice!  MVP award for HORDE?  DRAGON'S FIST's proud of him after beating WEIRD 
SCIENCE and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  WEIRD SCIENCE's match 
with HORDE cost him a loss of 13 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  
T.G.I. FLOYD'S stopped LEAD BELLY dead in his tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
ALJAFIR's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Vile Vizier?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  BODY OF MUSIC was ALJAFIR's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why DRAGON'S FIST's been avoiding BODY OF 
MUSIC so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can BODY OF MUSIC's TALKING 
HEADS be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the 
same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  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                  
 T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346          12   0  0   123       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAD BELLY 7401              14   4  0    95       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-ARCANE 7204                   9   2  1    91       NEW BLADES (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383        14   4  1    82       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
-THE SHINS 7471                8   1  1    80       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-OFF THE HOOK 7473             6   1  0    80       FISH THANGS (505)
-BUD LIGHT 7289                7   4  0    67       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KENNY CHESTNEY 7483          10   8  1    66       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
-JON 7447                     12  10  0    63       ENFORCERS (459)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHARLIE TUNA 7479             7   0  0    61       FISH THANGS (505)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MINDCRIME 7516                4   2  0    55       QUEENSRYCHE (609)
 JET CITY WOMAN 7520           5   1  1    54       QUEENSRYCHE (609)
-GRIFFON 7205                  4   3  0    48       NEW BLADES (585)
-PRINCE ALBERT 7522            4   0  0    48       ROYAL PAIN (610)
-SQUEAKY 7454                  3   1  0    47       NEW BLADES (585)
-BUNDY 7452                    9   4  0    45       ENFORCERS (459)
 HURRICANE FLOYD 7391          6   3  0    39       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOUG 7427                     7   6  2    33       ENFORCERS (459)
-VINNY 7463                    5   4  0    32       ENFORCERS (459)
-WHITEY 7462                   6   6  0    30       ENFORCERS (459)
-FILET O' FLOYD 7345           5   1  0    30       ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
 HORDE 6100                    1   1  0    30       DRAGON'S FIST (128)
 BREAKING SILENCE 7539         3   0  1    29       QUEENSRYCHE (609)
-DOOMGIVER 7480                2   1  0    29       NEW BLADES (585)
-QUEEN CRIMSON 7527            2   2  0    25       ROYAL PAIN (610)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHOPPED LIVER 7290            2   2  0    23       SHEWISH LEFTOVERS (593)
-GOLDIE 7515                   2   0  0    22       FISH THANGS (505)
-DUKE OF BURL 7537             2   1  0    21       ROYAL PAIN (610)
 ARSE OF SPADES 7536           2   0  0    19       ROYAL PAIN (610)
-VLAD ATTITUDE 7538            3   1  0    15       ROYAL PAIN (610)
 TALKING HEADS 7545            1   4  1     8       BODY OF MUSIC (591)
 WEIRD SCIENCE 7551            1   1  0     8       NERDS RULE! (611)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAPTURED ORC            0  0 0                      JET CITY WOMAN 7520   745  NONE
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      BREAKING SILENCE 7539 745  NONE
DA 1 7566               0  1 0 DRAGON'S FIST 128    MOUNTAIN TROLL        745  NONE
DA 2 7567               0  1 0 DRAGON'S FIST 128    STONE GOLEM           745  NONE
DA 3 7568               0  1 0 DRAGON'S FIST 128    SHEWISH GIANT         745  NONE
EYESOFASTRANGER 7518    2  4 0 QUEENSRYCHE 609      HIGH ELF              745  NONE

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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EYESOFASTRANGER was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 2 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
DA 1 was killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DA 3 was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HORDE vanquished WEIRD SCIENCE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
T.G.I. FLOYD'S defeated LEAD BELLY in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
DREAM DATE FLOYD bested KENNY CHESTNEY in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
JET CITY WOMAN assassinated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
HURRICANE FLOYD was handily defeated by MINDCRIME in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ARSE OF SPADES viciously subdued TALKING HEADS in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BREAKING SILENCE assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  28 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  20 -  1      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 745 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      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346        12   0  0  123 ALL THINGS FLOYD (517)
LUNGING ATTACK   LEAD BELLY 7401            14   4  0   95 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
STRIKING ATTACK  KENNY CHESTNEY 7483        10   8  1   66 BODY OF MUSIC (591)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JET CITY WOMAN 7520         5   1  1   54 QUEENSRYCHE (609)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LEAD BELLY 7401.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DA 2 7567.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEAD BELLY 7401, ARSE OF 
SPADES 7536, HORDE 6100, T.G.I. FLOYD'S 7346, DA 1 7566, DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383, KENNY 
CHESTNEY 7483, JET CITY WOMAN 7520, MINDCRIME 7516, and BREAKING SILENCE 7539.

The least popular fighter this week was TALKING HEADS 7545.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HURRICANE FLOYD 7391, WEIRD SCIENCE 7551, DA 3 7568, 
EYESOFASTRANGER 7518, BREAKING SILENCE 7539, MINDCRIME 7516, JET CITY WOMAN 7520, 
KENNY CHESTNEY 7483, DREAM DATE FLOYD 6383, and DA 1 7566.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2015.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $149.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI.

Please make your reservations now if you plan to go.  This is prime season for 
Phoenix, and this year will be crazy:  the Superbowl, Phoenix Open, auto auction, PF 
Chang's Marathon, and more are all during that time.  The hotel will be filling up 
quickly and I won't be able to add rooms to the block after they are full.  So please 
book your room now -- if you can't make it you can cancel your reservation, but we 
hope you do!

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!