DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

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

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JILL OPPY
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4821) [7-2-0,71]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JILL OPPY                      POSITION IS EMPTY
FUNKY FOLK (405)               
(19-4821) [7-2-0,71]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VED BUENS ENDE                 DEO VOLENTE
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-4749) [13-10-4,59]         (19-4751) [13-9-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       38
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            18      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   1      Unchartered Team

                                       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (390)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)          38  35  1 52.1   1/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     7  2 0
 2/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    294 322 21 47.7   2/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5  4 0
 3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 316 407 15 43.7   3/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          3  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 534): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): DOWD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Whoa!  At last!  After 46 fights, I finally get my invite!  Yipee!  I finally got the
last skill I needed to graduate.  I'm on my way to the Isle!  My numbers; 21-15(+2)-
8-9(+2)-21(+2)9(+2)-11(+2).  AdEx in parry, favor the longsword, moderate offensive
effort, very low activity level. Learn riposte.  I spent a total of nine non-
consecutive turns as your Duelmaster.  It's been fun.  Blessed be my lord, Kjarran.
All Glory is His.

Adara Al Zahra
Jaguar Warrior
Lord Protector of the Glorious Empire
Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS 
was unseated this week as JAGUAR WARRIORS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  HEDED HAG caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL 
put down MODERN MATURITY, causing it to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  
Not for nothing has ADARA AL ZAHRA in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, 
and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after VED 
BUENS ENDE.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUWAYZA.  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 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILL OPPY 4821                7   2  0    71       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUE SHEE 4844                 9   2  1   112       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          13  10  4    59       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             13   9  0    56       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SPORTS III 4812               9  17  1    52       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 MODERN MATURITY 4855          6   4  1    39       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD 4854                  8   3  0    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872                2   0  0    19       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               1   0  0    13       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TERRY YACKY 4876       0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        DARK CHAMPION 384     527 NONE    
YUKON TWIN 4873        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        SHEWISH GIANT 381     527 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kung Fu Master -- I wish all my opponents would fight without weapons.  It would make
things so much easier. -- Adara Al Zahra

Captured Orc -- I thought a few face shots would improve your appearance.  Guess not.
-- Ved Buens Ende

Sports Ill -- You keep running out of steam!  Don't stop.  Press the attack! -- Deo
Volente

     I've seen pressed flowers and leaves, but never a pressed attack. -- Ed.

Jorja -- It's just you and me now.  The only two loyal Servants left.  I've got to
find new goals to achieve.  I'd like to get my win/loss percentage above 50 %.  Just
31 more wins to go.  Graduate styles, I've graduated a basher, total-parry, parry-
riposte, striker, slasher and wall of steel.  I need to graduate a parry-striker,
parry lunger and a lunger.  Can't believe I haven't graduated a lunger!  And I hate
parry-lungers.  They are my least favorite style.  Well, this should keep me busy for
a while. -- Noachian

Deo Volente -- LISTEN, chick, that's not the way it's supposed to go.  You don't pay
ATTENTION when we block out the moves, you just "do your own thing."  That's
practically CAPITALISTIC.  It shouldn't be ALLOWED, and if I can get the arenamaster
to LISTEN to me for once, it WON'T be allowed.  Such why not get with it NOW and save
yourself some grief later on? -- Sports Ill.

The Userous Merchant?  It is to laugh.  He is old-fashioned, and, let us be Frank
here (rather than Edward or Henry), rather childishly grasping.  It is time for him
to "grow up." -- Modern Maturity

So, the Osksi Noble is a half-elf.  What am I supposed to do, salute?  He has no CLUE
about really good fast carriages, as anyone can tell by looking at all the gimcrack
frippery FRILLS on his.  Gingerbread, fringe, chrome, and lots of little glass fake
jewels.  It's an insult to carriages everywhere. -- Hot Rod the purist

Matarmal the Waif, Convicted Thief -- You, sir, are a fraud.  "Live to grow up"?
Since you have been fighting in this arena for at least eighteen years, I suspect
that you ARE as "up" as you get. -- Modern Maturity

Gorvwin, Cult Member -- You think your wolf-cult is the last word?  That's old-
fashioned.  It's peasantish.  Carriages are the cutting edge. -- Hot Rod

Hot Rod -- Fast carriages?  What is the POINT of them, my good fellow?  You need
something comfortable and reliable, and there is no harm in having time to smell the
roses along the way. -- Lortis of Osksi

     You know, at first I thought that said "smell the horses".... -- Ed.

Modern Maturity -- It is probably a sign of senility, if not of irresponsibility that
would shame a juvenile, that you refuse to pay the due and proper interest--agreed
with by you when you signed the note, mind you!--on your loan.  I am not sympathetic.
Yes, times are hard.  For ALL of us.  You owe, you pay. -- Lek Tormuz, Merchant of
this City

Ved Buens Ende -- That was unfair.  You a master, me an amateur, as the announcer
even noticed, and what do I get for it?  Not even a few table scraps.  Stingy, that's
what you are. -- Harny, Captured Orc
P.S.  What ever happened to the Genefa convention?

Adara al Zahra -- I could have taught you more if you hadn't been in such a hurry to
leave town, but you'll have to do. -- Master of Kung-Fu (which you are not)

Lady Protector Adara al Zahra -- The Satrap, may his children never wake up at two in
the morning and scream, congratulates you on your successes and wishes you a safe
journey to the Isle.  Smite the Unbelievers, lady of Zuwayza. -- Verjazed, Arena
Steward

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TERRY YACKY was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
YUKON TWIN was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
JILL OPPY overcame VED BUENS ENDE in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title match.
ADARA AL ZAHRA vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute gory mismatched brawl.
DEO VOLENTE subdued HOT ROD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
SPORTS III vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
MODERN MATURITY was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HEDED HAG won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.
HIDEKI HAO vanquished MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   5 -  1      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 527 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JILL OPPY 4821              7   2  0   71 FUNKY FOLK (405)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        13  10  4   59 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           13   9  0   56 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  MODERN MATURITY 4855        6   4  1   39 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VED BUENS ENDE 4749.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DEO VOLENTE 4751.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOT ROD 4854, 
SPORTS III 4812, HEDED HAG 4872, JILL OPPY 4821, YUKON TWIN 4873, MODERN MATURITY 
4855, HIDEKI HAO 4874, TERRY YACKY 4876, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VED BUENS ENDE 4749.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TERRY YACKY 4876, HIDEKI HAO 4874, MODERN MATURITY 4855, YUKON 
TWIN 4873, JILL OPPY 4821, HEDED HAG 4872, SPORTS III 4812, HOT ROD 4854, DEO VOLENTE 
4751, and  0.

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

ADARA AL ZAHRA (19-3989) JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI