DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/07/2006    Duedate: 02/20/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-535

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PUSS
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5184) [16-1-2,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PUSS                           POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (433)            
(9-5184) [16-1-2,130]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PUSS                           TRUE BLUE
ARENA FELINES (433)            BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5184) [16-1-2,130]          (9-5203) [7-6-1,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)         51
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         35      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. BLUE MOON (381)              6      Unchartered Team
4. 70'S CHILD (479)             0
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)        0       (-1)

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)      198 113 14 63.7   2/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       5  0 0
 3/ 0 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      360 340 21 51.4   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 4- 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     20  24  3 45.5   4- 4*70'S CHILD (479)          2  0 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          409 540 10 43.1   5- 3 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     1  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 534): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): 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 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): DOWD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, 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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ZUKAL this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, ME-OUCH fought BLUE SHREW and 
gained 13 points and contributed to ARENA FELINES' 4-1-0.  ZULOR has lost to BOO BOO 
KITTY, falling 8 points, while helping make BLUE MOON a 1-4-0 turn.  Defending his 
title for another turn, PUSS kept ZUKAL's warrior, KHALHUMS DWARF, from claiming the 
throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing 
fighters do dishes at The Blue Boar Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was BLUE MOON's warrior BLUE HAVEN.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  CAT-FU, does your manager know you're 
challenging down 17 points to fight BLUE HAVEN from BLUE MOON?  We're not surprised 
to hear that CAT-FU won victory over BLUE HAVEN, but I bet it would be interesting to 
hear why ARENA FELINES made such a challenge.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  It's a dark day for LETTER BOMBS, seeing how TRUE BLUE from BLUE 
MOON has not been revenged for killing D. RAIL.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUKAL and I've a long road ahead of me. 
Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ZUKAL again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUSS 5184                    16   1  2   130       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT-FU 5180                  13   1  0   121       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              24  22  0    94       BLUE MOON (381)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJESEE 4139                  12  10  0    70       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAHB JR. 4718                 8   6  0    60       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-PAGANINNI 4780                6   2  0    60       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 MAINE COON 5202               5   4  1    59       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEPLER 4552                   4   4  0    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 TRUE BLUE 5203                7   6  1    47       BLUE MOON (381)
-TONKA 5198                    3   0  0    42       70'S CHILD (479)
 BOO BOO KITTY 5247            3   1  0    36       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ME-OUCH 5248                  2   0  0    28       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DONAHUE 5197                  2   1  0    27       70'S CHILD (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SHREW 5234               5   5  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
 ULTORINO 5244                 3   3  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
 NAHTALEE 4871                 2   1  0    19       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 ZULOR 5235                    4   6  0    18       BLUE MOON (381)
-BEETHOVEN 4555                3   5  1    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 WILYUM 4935                   1   0  0    13       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 STEEV 4936                    1   0  0    13       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-QUETZALCOATL 5168             1   1  1     7       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
D. RAIL 5227           3  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      TRUE BLUE 5203        531 NOT REVE
ZANADU 4781            4  4 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 418   MAINE COON 5202       533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maine Coon -- Today, you fought like a Minor Coon.  A little too much boldness in
your challenge, perhaps.  Not to mention that little physical problem.  Bent Arm
Hangs, that's what you need.  Lots of them.  (shudder)  Better you than me! -- Blue
Haven, not hanging by anybody's bent arms

The Userous Merchant was definitely NOT "true blue."  In fact, not colorfast at all.
He bled all over everything.  Very messy. -- True Blue
P.S.  But he taught well.  That is appreciated.

Boo Boo Kitty -- Oh, now, THAT was low!  Defeat me if you must, you wretched feline,
but I consider it a grave personal insult when you try to bury me in the sand. --
Blue Shrew
P.S.  And this after learning four skills from me!  The ingratitude!

This Convicted Thief is pathetic.  He started cringing the moment he stepped out on
the sands and then surrendered after a harsh look.  What a wimp. -- Zulor
P.S.  Of course, I AM fearsome.

Me-Ouch -- I had a cat like you once.  He spent a lot of time flying across the room,
and one time the window toward which he was traveling at a high speed was open.  That
was the last I saw of him. -- Ultorino
P.S.  Possibly because I was living in a sixth-floor apartment at the time.

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAT-FU devastated BLUE HAVEN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BOO BOO KITTY demolished ZULOR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ME-OUCH overpowered BLUE SHREW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
PUSS devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Title fight.
DJESEE bested MAINE COON in a 1 minute brawl.
TRUE BLUE was viciously subdued by RAHB JR. in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brutal fight.
ULTORINO devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
NAHTALEE handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WILYUM vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
STEEV vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        15 -   2 -  0      88  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  14 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 535 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
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  PUSS 5184                  16   1  2  130 ARENA FELINES (433)
AIMED BLOW       CAT-FU 5180                13   1  0  121 ARENA FELINES (433)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            24  22  0   94 BLUE MOON (381)
LUNGING ATTACK   DJESEE 4139                12  10  0   70 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
PARRY-STRIKE     RAHB JR. 4718               8   6  0   60 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203              7   6  1   47 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 
TRUE BLUE 5203.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAT-FU 5180, PUSS 5184, 
RAHB JR. 4718, BOO BOO KITTY 5247, DJESEE 4139, ULTORINO 5244, NAHTALEE 4871, WILYUM 
4935, STEEV 4936, and ME-OUCH 5248.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE SHREW 5234.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZULOR 5235, BLUE HAVEN 5087, MAINE COON 5202, ME-OUCH 5248, STEEV 4936, 
WILYUM 4935, NAHTALEE 4871, ULTORINO 5244, DJESEE 4139, and BOO BOO KITTY 5247.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLUE HAVEN (9-5087) BLUE MOON (381)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI