DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2006    Duedate: 06/26/2006

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FEBLES
PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
(9-4821) [11-5-0,78]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FEBLES                         TONKA
PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)       70'S CHILD (479)
(9-4821) [11-5-0,78]           (9-5198) [4-0-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FEBLES                         FEBLES
PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
(9-4821) [11-5-0,78]           (9-4821) [11-5-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. 70'S CHILD (479)            50
2. PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)    24      SOLITAIRE (466)
3. SOLITAIRE (466)             16      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              7
5. THE MONGOLOIDS (83)          0      70'S CHILD (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*70'S CHILD (479)           8   3  0 72.7   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446) 12  1 0
 2- 2 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)      373 356 21 51.2   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3/ 1 SOLITAIRE (466)           27  26  4 50.9   3/ 0*70'S CHILD (479)          3  2 0
 4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446) 101 117  4 46.3   4- 4 THE MONGOLOIDS (83)       2  3 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          429 563 10 43.2   5/ 3 SOLITAIRE (466)           2 10 1
 6- 6 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)     7  17  0 29.2   6- 5 KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)    0  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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  70'S CHILD had cause to celebrate, after 
MATCHBOX CARS got 19 points by beating PERSISTENT BEGGAR.  DONAHUE certainly had a 
baffled expression on his face, after losing to BLUE SHREW and losing 8 points in the 
process!  Can you believe it?  MRI apparently has better things to do as ZUKAL's 
Duelmaster than show up and fight!  Now I can't insult FEBLES, as he has gloriously 
dueled to the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZUKAL is the highlight of my life.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ZUKAL farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FEBLES 4821                  11   5  0    78       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAVE DWELLER 5085             9   3  0    84       SOLITAIRE (466)
-MRI 5069                     10   4  1    79       SOLITAIRE (466)
-DJESEE 4139                  15  13  0    73       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE BLUE 5203               12  10  1    61       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONKA 5198                    4   0  0    53       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLUE SHREW 5234               9  10  0    44       BLUE MOON (381)
-STEEV 4936                    4   3  0    44       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-NAHTALEE 4871                 5   4  0    41       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)
-EXPENDABLE YOUTH 4200         3   1  0    40       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 SHAMAHAMADI 5166              3   0  0    39       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 ZULOR 5235                    9  10  0    37       BLUE MOON (381)
-WILYUM 4935                   4   3  0    37       THE MONGOLOIDS (83)

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)
 ULTORINO 5244                 6   9  0    27       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALTON 5209                   2   1  0    23       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
-BLOOD SUGAR BABY 4605         3   3  0    20       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 DONAHUE 5197                  2   2  0    19       70'S CHILD (479)
 MATCHBOX CARS 5195            1   0  0    19       70'S CHILD (479)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLY DECEPTION 4195           0   2  0    18       KARNHORN KARNAGE (382)
 TEE BALL 5196                 1   0  0    13       70'S CHILD (479)
 BLUE BLOTTO 5262              2   4  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?
DISCO 5199             0  1 0 70'S CHILD 479        MASTER ZROF ONE-E 626 544 NONE    
DUD2 5277              0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         HIGH ELF 622          544 NONE    
DUD3 5278              0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         MOUNTAIN TROLL 621    544 NONE    
DUD1 5276              0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         BANDIT PRINCE 628     544 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Febles -- Eh!  Darned cat.  Ouch. -- True Blue

Shamahamadi -- Uh...I should've been sober for that, right?  Well, I'll think about
it. -- Blue Blotto

Rat Race -- You call that fun?  No way I'd agree with you. -- Blue Shrew

Dalton -- Eat steel, you ELF. -- Zulor

Botsono -- Or, as I like to think of it, Onostob.  That wraps up a turn where we
fought nobody but the Philanthropists II and they, of course, fought nobody but us.
Sad, isn't it? -- Ultorino

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

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DISCO was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DUD2 was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 4 minute Dark Arena battle.
DUD3 was assassinated by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DUD1 was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
FEBLES bested TRUE BLUE in a popular 1 minute expert's Title brawl.
TONKA devastated ZULOR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLUE SHREW handily defeated DONAHUE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
ULTORINO was vanquished by SHAMAHAMADI in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
BLUE BLOTTO was vanquished by DALTON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MATCHBOX CARS defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a dull 6 minute match.
TEE BALL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  19 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  18 -  0      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 544 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         2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FEBLES 4821                11   5  0   78 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
WALL OF STEEL    TRUE BLUE 5203             12  10  1   61 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       TONKA 5198                  4   0  0   53 70'S CHILD (479)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FEBLES 4821.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FEBLES 4821.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHAMAHAMADI 5166, TONKA 5198, 
BLUE SHREW 5234, DALTON 5209, DUD3 5278, DUD1 5276, TRUE BLUE 5203, ULTORINO 5244, 
TEE BALL 5196, and DISCO 5199.

The least popular fighter this week was MATCHBOX CARS 5195.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLUE BLOTTO 5262, DONAHUE 5197, ZULOR 5235, DUD2 5277, DISCO 
5199, TEE BALL 5196, ULTORINO 5244, TRUE BLUE 5203, DUD1 5276, and DUD3 5278.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MENDELSSOHN 2894 (214-97-2)            1  4  0         MEPHISTO'S WALTZ     

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BOUNCY BOTTOM 4393 (92-54-4)           8  3  0         UNRELATED            
CALAVERA 4915 (51-40-0)                2  3  0         THIRSTY THUGS        
D. FILER 4721 (58-22-1)                1  4  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PORK CHOP 3878 (17-9-1)                4  3  0         PIGS ON PARADE       
PARANOIA 4557 (61-15-2)                3  3  0         DSM4                 

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
T. ZER 5011 (22-12-2)                  1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FEBLES 4821 (8-5-0)                    3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II   
PAGANINNI 4780 (6-2-0)                 3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
E. LECTER 5158 (7-2-1)                 1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MATCHBOX CARS 5195 (0-0-0)             5  3  0         70'S CHILD           
BOTSONO 5238 (0-0-0)                   4  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS II   
RAT RACE 5164 (0-0-0)                  4  3  1         PHILANTHROPISTS II   

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
D. CLAUDE 5241 (0-0-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   LETTER BOMBS         

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WISHI HADA CLUE 787 (35-27-1)          0  3  0         THE MONGOLOIDS       

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
G. STRING 5249 (1-1-0)                 1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANTHONY 5260 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         JGW SPREAD THE VIRUS