DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2006    Duedate: 04/12/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SUE SHEE
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4844) [12-3-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUE SHEE                       RELIGOUS RIGHT
FUNKY FOLK (405)               OXYMORONS (410)
(19-4844) [12-3-1,113]         (19-4851) [0-2-0,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPORTS III                     MATARSE FURY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-4812) [11-19-1,54]         (19-4880) [2-1-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUNKY FOLK (405)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (405)            30
2. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       25      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. OXYMORONS (410)             10      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGON JUNKIES (392)         0
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  -5      OXYMORONS (410)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)          48  38  1 55.8   1/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          8  3 0
 2- 2 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      69  69  5 50.0   2/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     8  5 0
 3/ 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    305 328 23 48.2   3/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 4/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 325 416 15 43.9   4- 4 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      2  0 0
 5/ 0*OXYMORONS (410)            0   4  0  0.0   5/ 0*OXYMORONS (410)           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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): QUICK STINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): ZOEY of A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): SAMURAI of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): ROGUES' GALLERY (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)
                     (turn 234): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): XANTHIPPE MANWAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian)
                   (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ZUWAYZA a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS is pushed out of top team by FUNKY FOLK, who came 
from 3rd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  The JAGUAR WARRIORS guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, DEO VOLENTE fought SPORTS III and gained 15 points and 
contributed to JAGUAR WARRIORS' 3-0-0.  SPORTS III has lost to DEO VOLENTE, falling 
12 points, while helping make THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS a 1-4-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SUE SHEE remains ZUWAYZA's top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Drunken Ox until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  DRAGON JUNKIES has cause to stand tall, 
as they were ZUWAYZA's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And guess who avoided DRAGON JUNKIES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it 
was FUNKY FOLK.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was FUNKY 
FOLK's warrior LEW SIFFER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, ZUWAYZA, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ZUWAYZA and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE SHEE 4844                12   3  1   113       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALKAI 4571                  28   8  0   109       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 JILL OPPY 4821               10   2  0    96       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             16  10  0    73       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MATURITY 4855          9   5  1    64       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          14  13  4    62       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORTS III 4812              11  19  1    54       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-HIDEKI HAO 4874               4   0  1    44       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD 4854                  9   6  0    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARY YON 4879                 2   1  0    28       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 GUY 4887                      3   0  0    26       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-BLACK MAIDEN 4758             1   1  0    26       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEW SIFFER 4875               2   0  0    18       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 RELIGOUS RIGHT 4851           0   2  0    16       OXYMORONS (410)
-HEDED HAG 4872                4   1  1    15       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-HIGH ELF 4732                 2   4  1    13       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 MATARSE FURY 4880             2   1  0    11       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-FATHOM 4763                   2   1  0     7       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 COOKING LITE 4886             0   3  0     3       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 FRIENDLY FIRE 4848            0   2  0     2       OXYMORONS (410)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KIM MONA 4878          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        SPYMASTER 382         531 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Modern Maturity -- I'm not ready yet.  I think I'll go back to the initiates and pick
on them for awhile. -- Ved Buens Ende

Sports Ill -- You are getting better.  Time for me to avoid you. -- Deo Volente

Cooking Lite -- You had me beat.  It's funny how a fight can turn in the last second.
Or is that the last hit? -- Heded Hag

Hot Rod -- Looks like you need some body work.  Want me to even out the dents? --
Hideki Hao

Guy -- My luck is turning.  Looks like I'm gonna be the loser on this team. --
Matarse Fury

Hot Rod -- Sorry.  Jill Oppy is driving me around this week. -- Deo Volente

Ved Buens Ende -- You're progressing nicely, sonny, but you're still not grown up
yet.  Keep working on it, eh? -- Modern Maturity
P.S.  But please, NOT the pineapple!  The very idea is repugnant.  That might merely
be the spikiness, but I don't think so.  That sugar-and-acid taste, too.  So, leave
it out.

Matarse Fury -- What a babe!  I like my women full of passion, and you qualify. --
Guy
P.S.  I dunno, I don't see anything wrong with pineapple if it's RIPE.  What I object
to are the mushrooms.  Mushrooms are pointless.
P.P.S.  And rubbery.

Deo Volente -- Pfah!  Mushrooms, pineapple, what nonsense!  I'm sure you agree:  as
long as there's plenty of garlic, nothing else matters. -- Sports Ill.
P.S.  Well, maybe not NOTHING, but other factors are of less importance.

Hideki Hao -- (scowling)  My teammates have no IDEA of the suitable topics of
conversation.  Mushrooms, pineapples, garlic.  I cock a snook at 'em.  The only
really important thing is getting the flat fixed.  Tomorrow, first thing, and no more
dillydallying. -- Hot Rod

Heded Hag -- Don't listen to them.  They're all being quite nonsensical.  Cut corn,
that's the ticket.  But NOT the wine and sugar.  (shudder)  Definitely not dwarf
marshmallows. -- Cooking Lite

Ved Buens Ende -- Only stuffed in the nicest way, of course.  The BEST butter. --
Modern Maturity
P.S.  For skills, you must be sober and pay attention.

Deo Volente -- Yeah, I put in some carb cleaner.  It helped.

Hideki Hao -- A hearty meal is a fine thing, but surely you don't want to eat it in
the dark? -- Cooking Lite

Ed. -- Of COURSE not chocolate and raw fish!  The only thing that can properly be
added to raw fish is heat.  Once it's no longer raw, maybe lemon juice. -- Cooking
Lite

     Ah, and pepper too. -- Ed.

Ed. -- Does the "barber pole" look for the Captured Orc mean we get to take daggers
and shave him close?  That could be fun.  For us. -- Sports Ill.
P.S.  No, not curry.  It's got so much other stuff in it you can hardly taste the
garlic.

     You'll have to take that up with him. -- Ed.
     P.S.  Let us just agree to disagree on the curry issue.

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KIM MONA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUE SHEE devastated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
JILL OPPY handily defeated MODERN MATURITY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SPORTS III was vanquished by DEO VOLENTE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
VED BUENS ENDE overpowered HOT ROD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RELIGOUS RIGHT was devastated by GUY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
FRIENDLY FIRE was defeated by MATARSE FURY in a 3 minute novice's struggle.
LEW SIFFER bested COOKING LITE in a 2 minute novice's competition.
CARY YON handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   6 -  1      74  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 531 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SUE SHEE 4844              12   3  1  113 FUNKY FOLK (405)
STRIKING ATTACK  JILL OPPY 4821             10   2  0   96 FUNKY FOLK (405)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           16  10  0   73 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        14  13  4   62 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SPORTS III 4812.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MATARSE FURY 4880.  The ten other most popular fighters were LEW SIFFER 4875, DEO 
VOLENTE 4751, FRIENDLY FIRE 4848, COOKING LITE 4886, SUE SHEE 4844, JILL OPPY 4821, 
VED BUENS ENDE 4749, GUY 4887, CARY YON 4879, and KIM MONA 4878.

The least popular fighter this week was RELIGOUS RIGHT 4851.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HOT ROD 4854, SPORTS III 4812, MODERN MATURITY 4855, KIM MONA 
4878, CARY YON 4879, GUY 4887, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, JILL OPPY 4821, SUE SHEE 4844, 
and COOKING LITE 4886.