DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2006    Duedate: 06/17/2006

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-538

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THORIK
STEEL WOLVES (269)
(17-3125) [11-4-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THORIK                         NYZEIL OGLATA
STEEL WOLVES (269)             PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
(17-3125) [11-4-0,108]         (17-6753) [7-2-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VALDRIC                        CHERRY PITTER
STEEL WOLVES (269)             GROW (512)
(17-3056) [8-10-1,42]          (17-6332) [5-1-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL WOLVES (269)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GROW (512)                  75
2. STEEL WOLVES (269)          21      THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (553)       15      Unchartered Team
4. THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)     13
5. BALANCE OF TERROR (472)      5      PHILANTHROPISTS (553)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   16   3  0 84.2   1/ 1 STEEL WOLVES (269)        7  8 0
 2/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     11   3  0 78.6   2/ 6 GROW (512)                6  1 1
 3/ 4 GROW (512)                21  14  2 60.0   3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)          6  9 0
 4/ 3 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 355 248 15 58.9   4/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (553)     5  1 0
 5/ 5 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   73  89  4 45.1   5/ 5 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)   5  3 1
 6/ 6 STEEL WOLVES (269)        95 124  6 43.4   6/ 2 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  5 10 0
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY (484)         277 448  6 38.2   7/ 7 THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)   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 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, isn't this a surprise!  I'm finally Duelmaster.  It's been a long time coming.
I shouldn't be here too long.  I should get my invite soon.  Only one thing left to
do before I graduate.  I need a kill!  Time to crank up the KD.  Glory to the One
God, the God of All.  May Kjarran guide my blade and grant me my first kill.

Quivra Ngedo
Servant of Kjarran
Balance of Terror

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ALJAFIR.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave HEROESANDFOUNDONES a 1-4-0!  I got a good laugh out of 
it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block 
out the pain!  GROW is now ranked 2nd with a 4-0-1 turn.  What's with PHLEUM 
PRATENSE?  He actually beat HEROESANDFOUNDONES' KHALUM'S MIDGET, and walked away with 
27 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  MAXIMUS lost 19 
points to ELDAR BARRY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MAXIMUS will provide 
more easy wins...  STEEL WOLVES' hatred of BALANCE OF TERROR surfaced again as THORIK 
challenged ALJAFIR's top dog.  I'm sure ALJAFIR is excited about THORIK, the new 
Duelmaster from STEEL WOLVES.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have... 
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, BALANCE OF TERROR!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at 
HEROESANDFOUNDONES ain't reelin'!  BALANCE OF TERROR's mad!  What do people see in 
THORIK?  His 11-4-0?  STEEL WOLVES ain't talkin', but he's got 108 points.  ETIEN 
HAXAN didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received from VALDRIC of STEEL 
WOLVES, who is 18 points below him.  VALDRIC perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he was subdued by ETIEN HAXAN and ended up with 42 recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Death is no stranger to a warrior.  STEEL WOLVES' GRACUS led a 
good life before leaving ALJAFIR.  Many would be proud to leave behind a 9-5-0.  
KHALUM'S MIDGET of HEROESANDFOUNDONES didn't know when to quit.  When you've got a 
13-10-1, that's a good sign.  Now he's dead.  How long have I been here?  I got 
people to see, places to go...   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
ALJAFIR is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORIK 3125                  11   4  0   108       STEEL WOLVES (269)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335          6   2  1    90       GROW (512)
 QUIVRA NGEDO 5705            21  19  0    87       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 FORCAS 6538                   9   4  2    84       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 ELDAR BARRY 6334              5   1  0    82       GROW (512)
 MAXIMUS 6718                 17   9  2    68       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NYZEIL OGLATA 6753            7   2  0    65       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 ETIEN HAXAN 5772             13  13  0    62       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OANIUN SETT 6331              5   5  1    55       GROW (512)
 STRAIGHT LINE 6714           11  18  1    52       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 ERBIN FRORLIN 6725           10  12  0    45       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VALDRIC 3056                  8  10  1    42       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 CHERRY PITTER 6332            5   1  0    39       GROW (512)
 TAN ORC 6784                  5   2  1    37       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 WENDOL VARN 6792              4   1  0    36       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VINN WULF 6755                7   6  0    27       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-OREK 6751                     2   0  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 TITAN 6796                    2   1  0    18       STEEL WOLVES (269)
 GENESIS 6789                  1   1  0    18       THE OLD TESTAMENT (511)
 BLUE ORC 6761                 3   8  0    17       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 QUORD RASSEL 6772             3   7  0    16       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 VIOLET ORC 6783               4   3  0    15       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 RANSKEL 6752                  2   1  0    10       PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
 JAEKA AZAZEL 6635             1   3  0     6       BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
 KARTHUS 6807                  0   1  0     1       STEEL WOLVES (269)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NOSTRUM BANE 6639      0  3 0 BALANCE OF TERROR 472 BANDIT PRINCE 650     538 NONE    
KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721  13 10 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335  538         
GRACUS 3137            9  5 0 STEEL WOLVES 269      FORCAS 6538           538         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Maximus -- I was expecting more of a fight from you. -- Quivra Ngego

Wendol Varn -- Sometimes I feel like an aimed blow.  It worked for me this time. --
Etien Haxan

Valdric -- I'm almost ready. -- Forcas

Gracus -- It must be your canine nature that prevents you from acknowledging the
superiority of a... Straight Line

Tan Orc -- Piffling. -- Erbin Frorlin

Nyzeil Oglata -- Or, to do it backwards, Atalgo Liezyn, which seems much more...
reversed. -- Vinn Wulf

Etien Haxan -- Hmm.  I suppose you're trying to balance your record. -- Wendol Varn
P.S.  Yes, I know that mine is NOT balanced, but somebody has to make these
sacrifices.

Violet Orc -- I got tired, okay?  Nothing like boredom to make a person tired. --
Quord Rassel

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

NOSTRUM BANE was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
THORIK devastated QUIVRA NGEDO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
GRACUS was easily killed by FORCAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
VALDRIC lost to ETIEN HAXAN in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
NYZEIL OGLATA devastated ERBIN FRORLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TAN ORC demolished VINN WULF in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge competition.
JAEKA AZAZEL was overpowered by TITAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
GENESIS overcame BLUE ORC in a 1 minute beginner vs. expert upset Challenge fight.
KHALUM'S MIDGET was slaughtered by PHLEUM PRATENSE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAXIMUS was defeated by ELDAR BARRY in a 1 minute fight.
OANIUN SETT overpowered STRAIGHT LINE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CHERRY PITTER overpowered QUORD RASSEL in a 2 minute one-sided match.
WENDOL VARN devastated VIOLET ORC in a 3 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
RANSKEL narrowly defeated KARTHUS in a 3 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   8 -  2      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  13 -  3      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        16 -  15 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  19 -  0      39  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 538 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THORIK 3125                11   4  0  108 STEEL WOLVES (269)
STRIKING ATTACK  PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335        6   2  1   90 GROW (512)
SLASHING ATTACK  QUIVRA NGEDO 5705          21  19  0   87 BALANCE OF TERROR (472)
AIMED BLOW       NYZEIL OGLATA 6753          7   2  0   65 PHILANTHROPISTS (553)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VALDRIC 3056.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CHERRY PITTER 6332.  The ten other most popular fighters were WENDOL VARN 6792, 
TITAN 6796, GENESIS 6789, PHLEUM PRATENSE 6335, NYZEIL OGLATA 6753, RANSKEL 6752, 
KARTHUS 6807, THORIK 3125, FORCAS 6538, and ETIEN HAXAN 5772.

The least popular fighter this week was VIOLET ORC 6783.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STRAIGHT LINE 6714, MAXIMUS 6718, BLUE ORC 6761, JAEKA AZAZEL 6635, 
ERBIN FRORLIN 6725, GRACUS 3137, QUORD RASSEL 6772, KHALUM'S MIDGET 6721, VINN WULF 
6755, and VALDRIC 3056.