DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2006    Duedate: 01/23/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-533

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUSS
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5184) [14-1-2,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUSS                           TONKA
ARENA FELINES (433)            70'S CHILD (479)
(9-5184) [14-1-2,121]          (9-5198) [3-0-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUSS                           PUSS
ARENA FELINES (433)            ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5184) [14-1-2,121]          (9-5184) [14-1-2,121]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (433)         40
2. 70'S CHILD (479)            28      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. DSM4 (239)                   0      Unchartered Team
4. KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)       0
5. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0      70'S CHILD (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*70'S CHILD (479)           5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)       9  2 1
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)      190 111 14 63.1   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 1
 3- 3 DSM4 (239)               365 290 26 55.7   3/ 3*70'S CHILD (479)          4  0 0
 4- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)       110 106  9 50.9   4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     3  3 0
 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     20  24  3 45.5   5- 5 DSM4 (239)                2  2 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          405 534 10 43.1   6- 6 LETTER BOMBS (436)        1  1 0
 7- 7*KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     3  14  0 17.6   7- 7*KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    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 532): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 532): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): FLIPPERS ARCADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): EXACTLY!, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 516): CHARLIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 259): RAUNI of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 236): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 392): SHANKS PONY of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ZUKAL. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MAINE COON, who flew up 29 points in the rankings after mashing ZANADU 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten 
was TRUE BLUE, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout 
with TONKA.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was 
BLUE MOON's BLUE HAVEN, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by PUSS.  4 out 
of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.  
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZUKAL arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad ARENA FELINES?  Big bad ARENA FELINES.  
Big bad ARENA FELINES.  ZUKAL's afraid of the big bad ARENA FELINES.  Tra la la la 
la!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  ARENA FELINES + Weapons That go 
Boom = PHILANTHROPISTS + Avoid City.  And who is this ULTORINO you ask, with 8 points 
and a 2-2-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Yes, and another 'Belly up' warrior 
silhouette goes on top of the ARENA FELINES guildhouse this week, as MAINE COON 
dispatched ZANADU.  Good going!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take 
your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you 
enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be 
leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSS 5184                    14   1  2   121       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT-FU 5180                  11   1  0   107       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              23  21  0    90       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAINE COON 5202               5   2  1    66       ARENA FELINES (433)
 PAGANINNI 4780                6   2  0    60       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-E. LECTER 5158                5   2  1    51       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-KEPLER 4552                   4   4  0    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 TONKA 5198                    3   0  0    42       70'S CHILD (479)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONAHUE 5197                  2   1  0    27       70'S CHILD (479)
 TRUE BLUE 5203                6   5  1    24       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SHREW 5234               5   3  0    23       BLUE MOON (381)
 ZULOR 5235                    3   5  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
-DEPRESSION 5193               1   0  0    20       DSM4 (239)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         1   1  0    17       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-BEETHOVEN 4555                3   5  1    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
-TOURETTE 5194                 1   0  0    15       DSM4 (239)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 ULTORINO 5244                 2   2  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)
-QUETZALCOATL 5168             1   1  1     7       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 BOO BOO KITTY 5247            1   1  0     4       ARENA FELINES (433)
-MUNCHAUSEN 5176               0   1  0     1       DSM4 (239)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STEELE 5171            8  7 0 BLUE MOON 381         E. LECTER 5158        529 NOT REVE
D. RAIL 5227           3  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      TRUE BLUE 5203        531         
ZANADU 4781            4  4 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 418   MAINE COON 5202       533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cat-Fu -- Aaaaaah!  You used your strange, mystic arts on me, your mastery of subtle
skills beyond the comprehension of a mere human.  I was helpless before your silent
paws, your gracefully curling tail.  The amazing leaps, in defiance of gravity and
anatomical possibility, the fearsome yells of power....  Helpless! -- Blue Haven
P.S.  Good fight, though too short.  Teach me something next time.

Pagininni -- No, don't tell me, let me guess!  Some kind of pasta, made in the shape
of...little scallop shells, I think, yes.  And stuffed with...pureed tomato, basil,
garlic, goat cheese...no, I can't see the rest.  But I can taste it!  Fit for the
gods. -- True Blue
P.S.  Wait a minute, hard-boiled egg?  PICKLES?  What do you think you're DOING
there?

Maine Coon -- The sooner you go back to Maine, the happier I'll be about the whole
thing. -- Ultorino
P.S.  And if I'm lucky, you'll be eaten by a moose!

Zanadu -- Huh, think you can get AWAY with that, do you?  Well, LOOK OUT.  Kublai
Khan is LOOKING for you, and he's NOT HAPPY. -- Blue Shrew

I consider it a grave injustice that the arenamaster stopped me before I killed that
wretched thief.  It would have been a fitting end. -- Zulor

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TONKA devastated TRUE BLUE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DONAHUE vanquished ULTORINO in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
PUSS savagely defeated BLUE HAVEN in a action packed 6 minute bloody Title fight.
CAT-FU devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ZANADU was murdered by MAINE COON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PAGANINNI vanquished BLUE SHREW in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ZULOR beat BOO BOO KITTY in a 1 minute brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        14 -   4 -  0      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  3      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |

Turn 533 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  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PUSS 5184                  14   1  2  121 ARENA FELINES (433)
AIMED BLOW       CAT-FU 5180                11   1  0  107 ARENA FELINES (433)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            23  21  0   90 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-STRIKE     PAGANINNI 4780              6   2  0   60 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PUSS 5184.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PUSS 5184.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE HAVEN 5087, CAT-FU 5180, 
TONKA 5198, DONAHUE 5197, MAINE COON 5202, PAGANINNI 4780, ZULOR 5235, TRUE BLUE 
5203, ULTORINO 5244, and ZANADU 4781.

The least popular fighter this week was BOO BOO KITTY 5247.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE SHREW 5234, ZANADU 4781, ULTORINO 5244, TRUE BLUE 5203, 
ZULOR 5235, PAGANINNI 4780, MAINE COON 5202, DONAHUE 5197, TONKA 5198, and CAT-FU 
5180.