DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2006    Duedate: 02/06/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-534

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUSS
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5184) [15-1-2,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUSS                           POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (433)            
(9-5184) [15-1-2,123]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUSS                           PUSS
ARENA FELINES (433)            ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5184) [15-1-2,123]          (9-5184) [15-1-2,123]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (433)         41
2. BLUE MOON (381)             28      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)        0      Unchartered Team
4. 70'S CHILD (479)             0
5. DSM4 (239)                   0      IN VINO VERITAS II (411)

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)      11  3 1
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)      194 112 14 63.4   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3- 3 DSM4 (239)               365 290 26 55.7   3- 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     3  1 0
 4- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     20  24  3 45.5   4- 3*70'S CHILD (479)          2  0 0
 5/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          408 536 10 43.2   5- 5 DSM4 (239)                2  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 533): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): 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 394): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): LION HEARTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 533): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): 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 394): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (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.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                  (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

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUKAL!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  TRUE BLUE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and was awarded 
22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BOO BOO KITTY put 
down BLUE SHREW, causing her to lose 4 points of recognition in the process.  
Although KUNG-FU MASTER made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign 
of victorious PUSS.  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 ZUKAL.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  
BLUE HAVEN take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in ZUKAL.  A match that 
raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that MAINE COON posted a 
challenge against the more highly recognized BLUE HAVEN.  The results, you ask?  
Well, the firebrand MAINE COON lost to BLUE HAVEN.  Remember warriors, this is the 
discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one 
more round of duels LETTER BOMBS' Bloodfeud against TRUE BLUE will have expired.  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 PUSS 5184                    15   1  2   123       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT-FU 5180                  12   1  0   110       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              24  21  0    93       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAINE COON 5202               5   3  1    66       ARENA FELINES (433)
-PAGANINNI 4780                6   2  0    60       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEPLER 4552                   4   4  0    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 TRUE BLUE 5203                7   5  1    46       BLUE MOON (381)
-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)
 ZULOR 5235                    4   5  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)
 BOO BOO KITTY 5247            2   1  0    25       ARENA FELINES (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEPRESSION 5193               1   0  0    20       DSM4 (239)
 BLUE SHREW 5234               5   4  0    19       BLUE MOON (381)
-BEETHOVEN 4555                3   5  1    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ME-OUCH 5248                  1   0  0    15       ARENA FELINES (433)
-TOURETTE 5194                 1   0  0    15       DSM4 (239)
 ULTORINO 5244                 2   3  0     9       BLUE MOON (381)
-QUETZALCOATL 5168             1   1  1     7       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
-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?
ZANADU 4781            4  4 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 418   MAINE COON 5202       533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, the dog ate our homework.  Uh...the neighbor's dog.  We have a cat.  He might
have used our homework for some other purpose, I suppose.  Or the carrier is reading
it.  Anyway, the turns are not present, so we're doing our personals based on the e-
newsletter. -- Blue Moon

Tonka -- I keep thinking you should either be a truck, or some kind of sticks-and-
balls building set.  And you keep coming out with a darned SWORD and chopping me up.
I hate it when that happens.

Donahue -- You hate me, I can tell.  But you're wrong!  It was not me who lured your,
er, "significant other" I believe is the current term, away, no.  By no means.  She
came of her own accord.  Took me by surprise.  Really, I was more kissed against than
kissing. -- Ultorino, absolutely innocent

Puss -- You're a mean, savage cat, quite DANGEROUS, and you want to HOG (or is that
Dog, as in a manger?) the title, even though you don't DO anything with it. -- Blue
Haven
P.S.  And there is such a LOT that you could do with that title.  For instance:  Puss
on a Hot Night in a Dark Alley in the Sinful City of Zukal.  Imagine what a tail
could hang from THAT one, eh?  It would sell like ice cubes in July.

Maine Coon -- It says here that you MURDERED Zanadu!  And you DID, it was nothing
less than cruel, vicious murder! -- Blue Shrew, missing a sparring partner
P.S.  You probably envied Zanadu his charming shortness, you...flagpole!
P.P.S.  Relative shortness.

Paganinni -- Listen, are you the violin guy?  Well, if you ARE, go turn the Maine
Coon into catgut strings! -- Blue Shrew

Boo Boo Kitty -- Ah...but did you have to do it right THERE?  I think your "cute
little claws" went right into an artery, or at least a vein, and it's amazing what a
mess the blood made.  Besides which, it didn't go with my color scheme of the day.
So...I had to give you, er, we call it "flying lessons." -- 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

MAINE COON was bested by BLUE HAVEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PUSS narrowly defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal Title melee.
CAT-FU overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
TRUE BLUE devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
BLUE SHREW was demolished by BOO BOO KITTY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ZULOR vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ULTORINO was overpowered by ME-OUCH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        14 -   3 -  0      82  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  3      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 534 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PUSS 5184                  15   1  2  123 ARENA FELINES (433)
AIMED BLOW       CAT-FU 5180                12   1  0  110 ARENA FELINES (433)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            24  21  0   93 BLUE MOON (381)
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203              7   5  1   46 BLUE MOON (381)
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 CAT-FU 5180, TRUE BLUE 5203, 
ME-OUCH 5248, MAINE COON 5202, BLUE HAVEN 5087, BOO BOO KITTY 5247, ZULOR 5235, BLUE 
SHREW 5234, ULTORINO 5244, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ULTORINO 5244.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLUE SHREW 5234, ZULOR 5235, BOO BOO KITTY 5247, BLUE HAVEN 5087, MAINE 
COON 5202, ME-OUCH 5248, TRUE BLUE 5203, CAT-FU 5180, PUSS 5184, and  0.