DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/13/2006    Duedate: 04/26/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-532

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JILL OPPY
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4821) [11-2-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JILL OPPY                      POSITION IS EMPTY
FUNKY FOLK (405)               
(19-4821) [11-2-0,99]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPORTS III                     MODERN MATURITY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4812) [11-20-1,54]         (19-4855) [10-5-1,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FUNKY FOLK (405)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  50
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            27      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        0      Unchartered Team
4. OXYMORONS (410)              0
                                       EVENGATE (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)          50  38  1 56.8   1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)         10  1 0
 2- 3 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    305 328 23 48.2   2/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  7  8 0
 3/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 328 418 15 44.0   3- 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     5  3 0
 4- 5*OXYMORONS (410)            0   4  0  0.0   4- 5*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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 539): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 539): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 533): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 535): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 533): KHALUM'S MIDGET of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 531): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 521): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 472): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, 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 400): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 379): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 365): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 336): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 333): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 320): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 425): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 539): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 539): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 533): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 535): DRAGOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 533): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 531): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 521): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 472): TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): 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 400): ARNIE'S ARMY (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 379): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 365): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 336): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 333): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 320): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 425): 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.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                   (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, 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)

                                      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 CARY YON win a fight and gain 24 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CAPTURED ORC 
beat GUY and GUY lost 1 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and 
inability to defend the throne, SUE SHEE has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start 
setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as JILL OPPY 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not 
in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's 
new, don't you, ZUWAYZA?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ZUWAYZA's 
morgue.  More variety.  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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ZUWAYZA.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILL OPPY 4821               11   2  0    99       FUNKY FOLK (405)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MATURITY 4855         10   5  1    83       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-DEO VOLENTE 4751             16  10  0    73       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VED BUENS ENDE 4749          14  13  4    62       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORTS III 4812              11  20  1    54       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 CARY YON 4879                 3   1  0    52       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HOT ROD 4854                 10   6  0    50       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-HIDEKI HAO 4874               4   0  1    44       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUY 4887                      3   1  0    25       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEW SIFFER 4875               2   0  0    18       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 COOKING LITE 4886             1   3  0    18       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-RELIGOUS RIGHT 4851           0   2  0    16       OXYMORONS (410)
-HEDED HAG 4872                4   1  1    15       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-MATARSE FURY 4880             2   1  0    11       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jill Oppy -- You may be tall, I'm not saying you aren't, but that is NOT the same
thing as "grown up."  Yes, you're UP, but you aren't, well, MATURE, yet.  You need
more losses, that is what makes for a learning and growing experience. -- Modern
Maturity, willing to help out

Deo Volente -- ANCHOVIES?  You are INSANE, woman!  NEVER put anchovies, those
stinking little fish, on anything meant to be eaten! -- Sports Ill.

     Unless it's meant to be eaten by a cat. -- Ed.

Ved Buens Ende -- I'm going to have to completely REPLACE that bumper, dammit.  Do
you know how much those solid mahogany lacquered bumpers COST?  I'll have to IMPORT
the damned thing. -- Hot Rod

Religious Right -- Why shouldn't I laugh at you.  That's what you expect, isn't it?
And I always do what people expect, except when I don't. -- Guy

Lew Siffer -- Butter and brandy in the sauce?  Hmm.  It might taste good, I admit,
but it wouldn't be lite, would it? -- Cooking Lite

Ved Buens Ende -- That sounds like an excellent plan.  Never push too fast. -- Modern
Maturity

Deo Volente -- You can't stay away from me. -- Sports Ill.

Matarse Fury -- If that is the case, then your teammates should cherish you.  You are
their safety margin. -- Guy
P.S.  And I'd be glad to defeat you on a regular basis.  I'm sure I could make it up
to you off the sands.

Ed. -- Yes, pepper, too.  Or lemon pepper. -- Cooking Lite

     Redundant with the lemon juice. -- Ed.

Ed. -- Since I wouldn't pretend a liking for that stuff even to curry favor with you,
yes, let's. -- Sports Ill, not an adventurous eater

     Just an adventurous punner? -- Ed.

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

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JILL OPPY devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MODERN MATURITY viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a action packed 3 minute battle.
SPORTS III was overpowered by CARY YON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
GUY was luckily beaten by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute novice's fight.
HOT ROD devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
COOKING LITE defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -   5 -  1      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   9 -  0      25  |

Turn 532 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JILL OPPY 4821             11   2  0   99 FUNKY FOLK (405)
SLASHING ATTACK  MODERN MATURITY 4855       10   5  1   83 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
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 MODERN MATURITY 4855.  The ten other most popular fighters were COOKING LITE 
4886, CARY YON 4879, HOT ROD 4854, JILL OPPY 4821, GUY 4887, SPORTS III 4812,  0,  0, 
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SPORTS III 4812.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GUY 4887, JILL OPPY 4821, HOT ROD 4854, CARY YON 4879, COOKING LITE 
4886, MODERN MATURITY 4855,  0,  0,  0, and  0.