DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2006    Duedate: 06/21/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-536

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JILL OPPY
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4821) [13-2-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JILL OPPY                      HELENA
FUNKY FOLK (405)               VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
(19-4821) [13-2-0,113]         (19-4037) [4-1-1,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPORTS III                     JILL OPPY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4812) [13-22-1,68]         (19-4821) [13-2-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VALAMOND'S CREW (357)       17
2. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       12      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. FUNKY FOLK (405)            10      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (408)                 0
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  -7      VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*VALAMOND'S CREW (357)      9   2  1 81.8   1/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     9  6 1
 2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          57  42  1 57.6   2/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  4 0
 3- 3*ERRATA (408)               1   1  1 50.0   3/ 1*VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     6  0 0
 4/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    314 334 24 48.5   4- 5*ERRATA (408)              1  0 1
 5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 332 431 15 43.5   5/ 4 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  1 11 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  JAGUAR WARRIORS now holds the crown and they are betting they can 
keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for MATARSE FURY, who flew up 14 points in the 
rankings after mashing GUY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some 
days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  HIDEKI HAO was beat by THE USEROUS 
MERCHANT and drops 13 points.  Drawing on all of hers experience as a 12-2-0 warrior, 
JILL OPPY went for the Duelmastership against DEO VOLENTE this week.  In front of all 
the crowds, JILL OPPY took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two 
weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS was 
most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE MAGNIFICENT 
MAGS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch FUNKY 
FOLK's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS.  And who is this HELENA you ask, with 55 points and a 4-1-1 record. 
Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes 
and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILL OPPY 4821               13   2  0   113       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             18  11  0    98       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          17  13  4    98       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUE SHEE 4844                14   4  1    90       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 MODERN MATURITY 4855         11   8  1    71       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 SPORTS III 4812              13  22  1    68       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELENA 4037                   4   1  1    55       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
-CARY YON 4879                 4   2  0    50       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HOT ROD 4854                 11   9  0    42       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               5   2  1    38       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872                6   2  1    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRYAN 4036                    5   0  0    27       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATARSE FURY 4880             3   3  1    23       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-GENE POOLE 4888               1   1  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 LEW SIFFER 4875               3   1  0    18       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-PRISTAT 4827                  1   1  1    15       ERRATA (408)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GUY 4887               3  5 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 MATARSE FURY 4880     536         
COOKING LITE 4886      1  4 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 HELENA 4037           533         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ved Buens Ende -- I don't consider that a very buens ende.  I should have won, as
befits my maturity and dignity.  Just because you're OLDER....  Some people push the
"gray power" thing too far. -- Modern Maturity

Hideki Hao -- What a pipsqueak you are.  Short and greasy, and yet...it's just
HAMBURGER grease, not good, honest, tinker-with-the-carriage grease.  If you think
I'm going to take YOU for a joy-ride, you can damned well think again, buster brown!
-- Hot Rod

Cary Yon -- Well, I can see the point of that if you're doing a lot of traveling.
Waiting at the baggage carousel can be tedious.  Now, if they'd let the PASSENGERS
ride the carousel, it might be fun, but baggage...pshaw!  What do a bunch of old bags
know about having fun? -- Sports Ill.

Gene Poole -- The one that went before was better.  I don't really do zombies.  Or
understand why anyone would make them, for that matter.  Not when you could make a
great golem like me, instead. -- Guy

Ved Buens Ende -- So far, no fifth kill for you. -- Hot Rod.  Gloating, or at least
happy about it

Deo Volente -- This is very likely.  After all, you want to fight the best in order
to learn, do you not?  And that's me. -- Sports Ill.

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

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JILL OPPY viciously subdued DEO VOLENTE in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
HEDED HAG handily defeated LEW SIFFER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MATARSE FURY slaughtered GUY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MODERN MATURITY was overpowered by VED BUENS ENDE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SUE SHEE devastated SPORTS III in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
HIDEKI HAO was devastated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HELENA handily defeated HOT ROD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BRYAN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 536 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JILL OPPY 4821             13   2  0  113 FUNKY FOLK (405)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           18  11  0   98 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        17  13  4   98 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  SUE SHEE 4844              14   4  1   90 FUNKY FOLK (405)
LUNGING ATTACK   HELENA 4037                 4   1  1   55 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874             5   2  1   38 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 JILL OPPY 4821.  The ten other most popular fighters were SUE SHEE 4844, MATARSE 
FURY 4880, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, DEO VOLENTE 4751, HEDED HAG 4872, HELENA 4037, BRYAN 
4036, LEW SIFFER 4875, GUY 4887, and MODERN MATURITY 4855.

The least popular fighter this week was HOT ROD 4854.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HIDEKI HAO 4874, SPORTS III 4812, MODERN MATURITY 4855, GUY 4887, LEW 
SIFFER 4875, BRYAN 4036, HELENA 4037, HEDED HAG 4872, DEO VOLENTE 4751, and VED BUENS 
ENDE 4749.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHANGELING 2164 (145-148-4)            6  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LORD OF THE FLOYDS 3638 (43-20-2)      5  3  0         THE GUARDIANS        

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OSIRIS 4111 (42-29-2)                  6  3  0         ANARCHY              

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOREN 3913 (5-4-0)                     7  3  0         WHETSTONE 2          

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JILL OPPY 4821 (11-2-0)                6  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARY YON 4879 (3-1-0)                  4  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
MICROSOFT WORKS 4847 (0-0-0)           3  3  0         OXYMORONS            
LEW SIFFER 4875 (2-0-0)                1  3  1         FUNKY FOLK           

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RELIGOUS RIGHT 4851 (0-2-0)            3  3  0  DEAD   OXYMORONS            

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LATIVEN 4333 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GENE POOLE 4888 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         FUNKY FOLK