DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2006    Duedate: 03/01/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JILL OPPY
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4821) [8-2-0,82]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUE SHEE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
FUNKY FOLK (405)               
(19-4844) [10-2-1,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VED BUENS ENDE                 SPORTS III
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4749) [13-11-4,54]         (19-4812) [9-18-1,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  30
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            17      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       16      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)          40  35  1 53.3   1/ 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    10  2 2
 2/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    297 323 23 47.9   2/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5  4 0
 3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 318 408 15 43.8   3/ 3 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 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 527): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 520): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 468): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): 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 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 361): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 421): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 527): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 520): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 468): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 361): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 421): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, 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)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, 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): 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.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
                   (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUWAYZA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see MODERN MATURITY win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MODERN 
MATURITY beat VED BUENS ENDE and VED BUENS ENDE lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ZUWAYZA may be getting bland, as JILL 
OPPY stays top dog in the city.  The Drunken Ox, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ZUWAYZA's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, SPORTS III was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILL OPPY 4821                8   2  0    82       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE SHEE 4844                10   2  1   118       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             14   9  0    61       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 MODERN MATURITY 4855          7   4  1    57       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          13  11  4    54       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SPORTS III 4812               9  18  1    52       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HOT ROD 4854                  9   3  0    45       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872                3   0  1    26       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               2   0  1    22       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 361    0  1 0   1                   HIDEKI HAO 4874       528 NONE    
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 365  0  1 0   1                   HEDED HAG 4872        528 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Arena Steward Verjazed -- Thanks for your kind words.  I will do my part to advance
the cause of the Glorious Empire!  However, I would like my own demesne as promised
by the Gladiatorial Commission.  Somewhere in the Shewish Forest along the Trier
coastline.  That should provide a nice view.  Oh, I can own slaves now!  I'll need a
herd of Shews to help clear the land and built my estate.  A few Fratsfa slaves to do
menial tasks and for target practice.  Have to keep my blade sharp.  And whatever
else I'll need to establish myself as a Lord Protector of the Glorious Empire. --
Adara AL Zahra

Jill Oppy -- You do know I'm trying to get a fifth kill, don't you?  It would be
easier to kill a standby than a sitting duelmaster.  However you wouldn't be the
first duelmaster we've killed.  Challenge me again if you wish.  And protect your
vital organs. -- Ved Buens Ende

Hot Rod -- This horseless carriage thing will never work.  It's much to dangerous.
The fight was very useful. -- Deo Volente

Standbys -- Yuck!  We need some new blood down here in the initiates.  We want to
fight real opponents! -- Heded Hag and Hideki Hao

Sports Ill -- Did you just call me a chick?!  Do I look like a chicken to you?  Don't
answer that!  There's only one way to settle this, on the sands! -- Deo Volente

Deo Volente -- Well.  Well, I didn't like getting chopped up, you know?  But you've
probably got a point there.  Ah...not the one on your sword!  I mean about the Deo
carriage.  If we lighten the underbody, get rid of the hood--just a wind-catcher,
that hood, might as well have air brakes!--and try that with the braided leather on
the tires....  Well, okay, I'm not sure about the braided leather bit, but if the
road's dry, I think you might have something, and I'm willing to give it a try.  I
think if we do all that, and have a good pair of horse, that Deo might really
volente.  Maybe even a record.  It'll take me a few days to make the changes
lightening the body, but after that, first good dry day, wanna go for a ride? -- Hot
Rod

I considered the matter seriously, tested his reflexes and endurance, all that stuff,
and I just don't see how anyone could make an athlete out of a Captured Orc.  Cannon
fodder pure and simple.  Er, catapult fodder?  Sword fodder?  Anyway, that's no kind
of sportsman there. -- Sports Ill.

     Maybe put him in a swimsuit? -- Ed.

I feel a serious concern about this Dangerous Criminal.  Not, perhaps, that he will
endanger my maturity, but I fear for my longevity in his company.  Can I avoid the
standbys? -- Modern Maturity

Ed. -- It makes a lot of difference HOW you press the attack.  Flowers may be pressed
in boxes, leaves with hot irons and waxed paper.  But attacks...are a difficult
matter.  Hmm.  Probably gelatin involved.  Rather like pressed ham, perhaps?  It's
tricky. -- Sports Ill.

     Ugh.  I'm up to six whole crackers today and I absolutely refuse to consider
     either pressed ham or pressed attacks. -- Ed.

Noachian -- Indeed!  Some day I'll tell you about the distaste with which I
approached the graduation of a parry-striker.  (shudder)  And now that I have moved
on to "graduate all the styles FROM ONE ARENA," well, I figure that will keep me busy
for a LONG time, running styles I really dislike.  I actually HAVE done that with one

arena, which I didn't realize until I was going through the last tourney's mini-
overviews, so I guess I can do it, but... (shudder).  P-strikes, lungers, and (gag)
total parries, mostly. -- Jorja

Lortis of Osksi -- "Drive slowly and smell the horses" is for old people.  Young guys
like me, full of juice, just naturally crave speed.  The wind in our faces, the bugs
in our teeth, all that. -- Hot Rod

Lek Tormuj, Merchant -- That is not my signature on that note, and don't kid me you
believe it is. -- Modern Maturity

Ed. -- Yes, them, too.  Better to smell the horses than be trampled by them. --
Lortis of Osksi

     So, do different breeds of horses smell different? -- Ed.

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

DEO VOLENTE slimly won victory over SPORTS III in a 4 minute master's Challenge fight.
JILL OPPY overcame VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute veteran's Title match.
SUE SHEE vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
VED BUENS ENDE was narrowly defeated by MODERN MATURITY in a 2 minute competition.
HOT ROD bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 1 minute duel.
HIDEKI HAO butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HEDED HAG put to death EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   5 -  1      77  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 528 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
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                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              8   2  0   82 FUNKY FOLK (405)
SLASHING ATTACK  SUE SHEE 4844              10   2  1  118 FUNKY FOLK (405)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           14   9  0   61 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        13  11  4   54 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
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 SPORTS III 4812.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEO VOLENTE 4751, 
MODERN MATURITY 4855, JILL OPPY 4821, SUE SHEE 4844, HOT ROD 4854, VED BUENS ENDE 
4749, HIDEKI HAO 4874, HEDED HAG 4872,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HEDED HAG 4872.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HIDEKI HAO 4874, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, HOT ROD 4854, SUE SHEE 4844, JILL 
OPPY 4821, MODERN MATURITY 4855, DEO VOLENTE 4751, SPORTS III 4812,  0, and  0.