DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/04/2006    Duedate: 04/17/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-539

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DJESEE
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
(9-4139) [14-11-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DJESEE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MONGOLOIDS (83)            
(9-4139) [14-11-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CAT-FU                         MRI
ARENA FELINES (433)            SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5180) [15-3-0,88]           (9-5069) [8-2-1,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)         65
2. BLUE MOON (381)             21      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0      Unchartered Team
4. KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)       0
5. SOLITAIRE (466)             -6      THE OAFS (442)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      209 122 16 63.1   1/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       8  1 0
 2/ 2 SOLITAIRE (466)           21  16  3 56.8   2/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)       8  7 1
 3/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      369 345 21 51.7   3/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5  8 0
 4- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)       113 107  9 51.4   4/ 4 SOLITAIRE (466)           4  2 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          418 549 10 43.2   5- 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        3  1 0
 6- 6*KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     4  16  0 20.0   6- 6*KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    1  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 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): QUICK STINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): ZOEY of A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): SAMURAI of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): ROGUES' GALLERY (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)
                     (turn 234): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): XANTHIPPE MANWAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian)
                   (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ZUKAL.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  ARENA FELINES?  Who?  
THE MONGOLOIDS is the top team these days, buddies!  Win some, lose some.  Speaking 
of which, NAHTALEE was winsome, after beating BOO BOO KITTY and seeing her lose 14 
points.  Duelmaster PUSS from ARENA FELINES is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena 
Challenged DARK ARENA's SHEWISH GIANT.  Ooh, the excitement!  Those who hoped for a 
new Duelmaster were disappointed by SHEWISH GIANT, of DARK ARENA, who despite a 0-0-0 
couldn't overcome ZUKAL's Number 1.  Word has it one team in ZUKAL is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of ARENA FELINES should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of ARENA FELINES 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as SOLITAIRE apparently had more important 
things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, MAINE COON could open up a fast 
food joint!  CAT-FU found himself challenged by a warrior 18 below:  DJESEE.  DJESEE 
of THE MONGOLOIDS kept his wits as he overcame CAT-FU.  Mismatched by 12 points, TRUE 
BLUE subdued CAVE DWELLER.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought CAVE DWELLER 
showed great skill and promise when he was bested by TRUE BLUE.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
SHEWISH GIANT in the Dark Arena wasn't enough for PUSS of ARENA FELINES.  Maybe that 
certain serving girl(?) at The Blue Boar Inn will be!  Questions are being raised 
about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ZUKAL 
would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ZUKAL farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DJESEE 4139                  14  11  0   104       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT-FU 5180                  15   3  0    88       ARENA FELINES (433)
-E. LECTER 5158                7   2  1    78       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRI 5069                      8   2  1    65       SOLITAIRE (466)
 TRUE BLUE 5203               10   7  1    60       BLUE MOON (381)
 MAINE COON 5202               7   6  2    59       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAVE DWELLER 5085             6   3  0    49       SOLITAIRE (466)
 NAHTALEE 4871                 5   1  0    48       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 WILYUM 4935                   3   1  0    40       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOO BOO KITTY 5247            5   3  0    36       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ME-OUCH 5248                  3   3  0    30       ARENA FELINES (433)
 ULTORINO 5244                 5   5  0    29       BLUE MOON (381)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         2   1  0    28       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 BLUE SHREW 5234               6   8  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)
 ZULOR 5235                    6   8  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 STEEV 4936                    2   2  0    15       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-G. STRING 5249                1   1  0    15       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         1   2  0    13       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   3  0    12       SOLITAIRE (466)
 DJEREE 5261                   1   0  0    11       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              0   1  0     1       BLUE MOON (381)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHEWISH GIANT 624      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          PUSS 5184             539 NONE    
RAHB JR. 4718          8  7 0 THE MONGOLOIDS 83     MAINE COON 5202       536 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cave Dweller -- You're a solitary cave dweller?  How odd.  I thought you dwarves
swarmed like...well, bees or something, in your caves.  A dwarf per every cubic yard
or something like that. -- True Blue

Me-Ouch -- YOU ouch, ha!  I loved that.  I would be glad to do it again, in fact. --
Zulor

Oh...rats!  That darned Dangerous Criminal.  I think he must be, without dispute, the
single most frustrating standby. -- Blue Shrew

Expendable Youth -- Oh, no, you aren't going to trap ME that way!  *I* will not be
suckered into a bloodfeud.  Go expend yourself on some cat or mongoloid or lonely
heart or letter bomb.  Just stay away from ME. -- Ultorino

Lord Protector Puss -- They tell me you're leaving.  Fine.  Leave.  Who would notice?
-- Arenamaster Zrof One-Eye

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUSS viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STEEV was demolished by MAINE COON in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
DJESEE defeated CAT-FU in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
CAVE DWELLER was bested by TRUE BLUE in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
WILYUM demolished ZULOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
ME-OUCH vanquished BLUE SHREW in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MRI savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
BOO BOO KITTY was overcome by NAHTALEE in a 3 minute melee.
ULTORINO vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
DJEREE vanquished BLUE BLOTTO 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         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   9 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  11 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  18 -  3      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 539 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DJESEE 4139                14  11  0  104 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
AIMED BLOW       CAT-FU 5180                15   3  0   88 ARENA FELINES (433)
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203             10   7  1   60 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  MAINE COON 5202             7   6  2   59 ARENA FELINES (433)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CAT-FU 5180.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MRI 5069.  The ten other most popular fighters were BOO BOO KITTY 5247, MAINE COON 
5202, CAVE DWELLER 5085, TRUE BLUE 5203, NAHTALEE 4871, DJEREE 5261, DJESEE 4139, 
WILYUM 4935, ULTORINO 5244, and CAT-FU 5180.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE BLOTTO 5262.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE SHREW 5234, ZULOR 5235, STEEV 4936, ME-OUCH 5248, CAT-FU 
5180, ULTORINO 5244, WILYUM 4935, DJESEE 4139, DJEREE 5261, and NAHTALEE 4871.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

PUSS (9-5184) ARENA FELINES (433)