DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/02/2006    Duedate: 05/15/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-541

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MRI
SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5069) [10-2-1,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MRI                            POSITION IS EMPTY
SOLITAIRE (466)                
(9-5069) [10-2-1,95]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MRI                            MRI
SOLITAIRE (466)                SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5069) [10-2-1,95]           (9-5069) [10-2-1,95]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             41
2. SOLITAIRE (466)             34      SOLITAIRE (466)
3. KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)       5      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (433)          0
5. LETTER BOMBS (436)         -16       (-1)

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/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 2/ 2 SOLITAIRE (466)           25  16  3 61.0   2/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       6  9 0
 3/ 3 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      371 353 21 51.2   3/ 1 SOLITAIRE (466)           5  1 0
 4/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)       113 109  9 50.9   4/ 5 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    3  0 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          424 553 10 43.4   5- 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       3  2 1
 6/ 6 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     7  16  0 30.4   6/ 6 LETTER BOMBS (436)        0  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 540): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): MAXIMUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): WHITE SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (Maximillian)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): KARELLO of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): CAT STEVENS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): REDD of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): OLD HABITS (Father O'Malley, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                   (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
                       (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I'm still in shock from two turns ago.  I was challenging up on that one shot in a
million I would beat Cat-Fu.  Guess it paid off.  Think I lucked out and finally
found my favorite rhythm.  Only took a couple of years and as many headaches as Otis
has had from all nighters.  OK, I shouldn't exaggerate that much, but I have taken a
few lumps along the way.  If the Cat and the bomb stay away this turn, looks like it
will be a same style matchup vs. the recent returnee MRI.  Should be an interesting
fight; we'll see how this newfound success holds up.

Until next time,
Dlesee

                                      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!  Say good-bye to 
SOLITAIRE, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the BLUE MOON stable. 
Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, BLUE MOON has advanced 3 places in the rankings. 
Hey everybody, watch out for STEEV, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing ULTORINO like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  WILYUM was bested by ZULOR and drops 8 points. 
In front of all the crowds, MRI took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the 
bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid 
aiming at that location.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that THE MONGOLOIDS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of THE MONGOLOIDS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you 
who like math, try this one:  THE MONGOLOIDS + Weapons That go Boom = SOLITAIRE + 
Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, TRUE BLUE would be 
president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  E. LECTER says to his dog--'Who 
should I fight this week?'.  Dog says 'SHEWISH GIANT'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put 
lying dogs to sleep.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and 
no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ZUKAL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRI 5069                     10   2  1    95       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT-FU 5180                  15   3  0    88       ARENA FELINES (433)
 DJESEE 4139                  15  12  0    81       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 CAVE DWELLER 5085             8   3  0    71       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE BLUE 5203               11   8  1    60       BLUE MOON (381)
-MAINE COON 5202               7   6  2    59       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NAHTALEE 4871                 5   3  0    46       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         3   1  0    40       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 ZULOR 5235                    8   8  0    38       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SHREW 5234               8   8  0    36       BLUE MOON (381)
-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)
 STEEV 4936                    3   3  0    28       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 WILYUM 4935                   3   3  0    27       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTORINO 5244                 5   7  0    22       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         3   2  0    21       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              1   2  0    16       BLUE MOON (381)
 G. STRING 5249                1   2  0    13       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   3  0    12       SOLITAIRE (466)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 DJEREE 5261                   1   2  0     8       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
E. LECTER 5158         7  3 1 LETTER BOMBS 436      SHEWISH GIANT 624     541 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cave Dweller -- Hmm.  I guess, living in a cave and all, you don't have anything to
do BUT practice fighting.  It makes you a good gladiator, I guess, but *I* would be
bored. -- True Blue

Steev -- Never tease a shrew.  We bite. -- Blue Shrew

Djeree -- If I won, why are you...?  Oh.  A sibling, huh?  Well, okay. -- Zulor
P.S.  Glad you didn't completely die.

Expendable Youth -- And I keep trying to expend you, to no success. -- Ultorino

Blood Sugar Baby -- All that candy, yeah! -- Blue Blotto

I lost to a Captured Orc!  If Otis ever sobers up and sees another one of those I'll
be fighting by torchlight. -- Wilyum

Zulor -- Guess I got a little ahead of myself.  Thanks for the skills, and the
lesson in humility. -- Djeree

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

E. LECTER was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
NAHTALEE was savagely defeated by TRUE BLUE in a exciting 3 minute Challenge melee.
STEEV vanquished ULTORINO in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DJEREE was defeated by BLOOD SUGAR BABY in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
DJESEE was savagely defeated by MRI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Title competition.
CAVE DWELLER overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WILYUM was bested by ZULOR in a 1 minute competition.
BLUE SHREW overpowered G. STRING in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLUE BLOTTO vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  20 -  3      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 541 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MRI 5069                   10   2  1   95 SOLITAIRE (466)
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203             11   8  1   60 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MRI 5069.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MRI 5069.  The ten other most popular fighters were E. LECTER 5158, TRUE BLUE 5203, 
DJEREE 5261, NAHTALEE 4871, STEEV 4936, BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605, CAVE DWELLER 5085, 
BLUE SHREW 5234, DJESEE 4139, and ZULOR 5235.

The least popular fighter this week was G. STRING 5249.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ULTORINO 5244, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, WILYUM 4935, ZULOR 5235, DJESEE 4139, 
BLUE SHREW 5234, CAVE DWELLER 5085, BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605, STEEV 4936, and NAHTALEE 
4871.