DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/30/2006    Duedate: 06/12/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MRI
SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5069) [10-4-1,79]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MRI                            POSITION IS EMPTY
SOLITAIRE (466)                
(9-5069) [10-4-1,79]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MRI                            MRI
SOLITAIRE (466)                SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-5069) [10-4-1,79]           (9-5069) [10-4-1,79]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)    48
2. SOLITAIRE (466)              5      SOLITAIRE (466)
3. KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)       0      Unchartered Team
4. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)          0
5. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0      DUELMASTERS (295)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SOLITAIRE (466)           27  23  4 54.0   1/ 3 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  9  1 0
 2- 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      373 356 21 51.2   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 3- 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)       113 109  9 50.9   3/ 2 SOLITAIRE (466)           4  7 1
 4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  98 117  4 45.6   4- 4 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       3  7 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          428 559 10 43.4   5- 5 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    1  1 0
 6- 6 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     7  17  0 29.2   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 542): CAVE DWELLER of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): AFFIRMED of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): KETL PHYSHE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): QUIVRA NGEDO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): DEO VOLENTE of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): FURY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): FROSTFLARE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): FIGHTING TREE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 403): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): ADEMA of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): KORBA KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 542): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): VALAMOND'S CREW (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): none
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 403): ELEVENTH HOUR (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 541): KANT of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 535): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 538): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 536): VAXTON of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
                             (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 381): ROBESPIERRE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
                  (turn 368): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                              5 GOLDEN WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ZUKAL games.  Former top team BLUE MOON was unseated 
this week as PHILANTHROPISTS II moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-0 record for the round.  SHAMAHAMADI caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested BLUE BLOTTO and was awarded 15 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SHAMAHAMADI put down BLUE 
BLOTTO, causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, CAVE DWELLER has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of MRI, for with his arena victory he 
may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned 
that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just 
remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUKAL.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  THE MONGOLOIDS is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding THE MONGOLOIDS.  Indeed it was SOLITAIRE.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUKAL.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 MRI 5069                     10   4  1    79       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAVE DWELLER 5085             9   3  0    84       SOLITAIRE (466)
-DJESEE 4139                  15  13  0    73       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 FEBLES 4821                  10   5  0    73       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE BLUE 5203               12   9  1    61       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEEV 4936                    4   3  0    44       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 ZULOR 5235                    9   9  0    41       BLUE MOON (381)
-NAHTALEE 4871                 5   4  0    41       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         3   1  0    40       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-WILYUM 4935                   4   3  0    37       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
 BLUE SHREW 5234               8  10  0    34       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOTSONO 5238                  2   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 RAT RACE 5164                 2   0  0    33       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHAMAHAMADI 5166              2   0  0    29       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 ULTORINO 5244                 6   8  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         3   3  0    20       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 DALTON 5209                   1   1  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
-G. STRING 5249                1   2  0    13       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              2   3  0    10       BLUE MOON (381)
-WE TODD IT 5208               1   0  0     9       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
-DJEREE 5261                   1   3  0     6       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BURIED ALIVE 5110      1  1 1 SOLITAIRE 466         BLACK ORC 623         543 NONE    
HOSER 1 5274           0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         STONE GOLEM 629       543 NONE    
HOSER 2 5275           0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         DARK CHAMPION 627     543 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nahtalee -- Good try, sword-sister.  But I was just a little better.  Which is a good
thing, considering that I've got more experience. -- True Blue, trying to live up to
her record

Wilyum -- It amazes me that you can stand on your head and still win the fight.  Is
it the eels? -- Blue Shrew

Steev -- People keep calling our place and asking for you, and you never answer.  Why
is that? -- Zulor

Djeree -- You're supposed to pay attention and LEARN stuff, you know. -- Blue Blotto

Blood Sugar Baby -- What a rush, eh? -- Ultorino

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood

flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BURIED ALIVE was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOSER 1 was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
HOSER 2 was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TRUE BLUE lost to FEBLES in a 2 minute gory master's brawl.
MRI was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody Title match.
BLUE BLOTTO was vanquished by SHAMAHAMADI in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BLUE SHREW was overpowered by RAT RACE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
ZULOR overpowered DALTON in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ULTORINO was vanquished by BOTSONO in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  19 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 543 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         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MRI 5069                   10   4  1   79 SOLITAIRE (466)
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203             12   9  1   61 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 FEBLES 4821, BOTSONO 5238, 
SHAMAHAMADI 5166, RAT RACE 5164, ZULOR 5235, ULTORINO 5244, BURIED ALIVE 5110, HOSER 
2 5275, TRUE BLUE 5203, and BLUE BLOTTO 5262.

The least popular fighter this week was HOSER 1 5274.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DALTON 5209, BLUE SHREW 5234, BLUE BLOTTO 5262, TRUE BLUE 5203, HOSER 2 
5275, BURIED ALIVE 5110, ULTORINO 5244, ZULOR 5235, RAT RACE 5164, and SHAMAHAMADI 
5166.