DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2006    Duedate: 07/05/2006

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-537

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JILL OPPY
FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4821) [14-2-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VED BUENS ENDE                 HELENA
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
(19-4749) [18-13-5,132]        (19-4037) [5-1-1,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SPORTS III                     JILL OPPY
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4812) [13-23-1,64]         (19-4821) [14-2-0,124]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       46
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            13      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   8      Unchartered Team
4. VALAMOND'S CREW (357)        7
5. ARMA-MAY-TOO (394)           4      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)     11   2  1 84.6   1/ 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     8  7 2
 2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          59  43  2 57.8   2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (405)          7  4 1
 3/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    316 337 25 48.4   3/ 3*VALAMOND'S CREW (357)     6  0 0
 4/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 333 433 15 43.5   4/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  2  9 0
 5/ 0*ARMA-MAY-TOO (394)         0   3  0  0.0   5/ 0*ARMA-MAY-TOO (394)        0  1 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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ZUWAYZA once again!  What's with VED BUENS ENDE?  He actually 
beat FUNKY FOLK's SUE SHEE, and walked away with 34 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at ZUWAYZA while they watched KUNG-FU MASTER clobber SPORTS III.  He 
lost 4 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  See how the 
Duelmaster challenged JAGUAR WARRIORS' DEO VOLENTE?  That sort of initiative is how 
she got where she is now.  DEO VOLENTE was reminded on the sands why JILL OPPY is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was JAGUAR WARRIORS.  In my day, no team with a 314-334-24 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, FUNKY FOLK?  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, BRYAN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Death is no stranger to a warrior.  FUNKY FOLK's SUE SHEE led 
a good life before leaving ZUWAYZA.  Many would be proud to leave behind a 14-5-1.  
Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take 
note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JILL OPPY 4821               14   2  0   124       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          18  13  5   132       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             18  12  0    98       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MATURITY 4855         12   8  1    82       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORTS III 4812              13  23  1    64       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 HELENA 4037                   5   1  1    57       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIDEKI HAO 4874               6   2  1    51       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-CARY YON 4879                 4   2  0    50       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HOT ROD 4854                 11  10  0    43       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDED HAG 4872                6   3  1    33       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 BRYAN 4036                    6   0  0    32       VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
 LEW SIFFER 4875               4   1  1    27       FUNKY FOLK (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATARSE FURY 4880             3   4  1    22       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENE POOLE 4888               1   1  0    19       FUNKY FOLK (405)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE 363        0  1 0   1                   LEW SIFFER 4875       537 NONE    
AYE MEESY 4682         0  1 0 ARMA-MAY-TOO 394      SHEWISH GIANT 381     537 NONE    
SUE SHEE 4844         14  5 1 FUNKY FOLK 405        VED BUENS ENDE 4749   537         
COOKING LITE 4886      1  4 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 HELENA 4037           533 NOT REVE
GUY 4887               3  5 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 MATARSE FURY 4880     536         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Modern Maturity -- Gray?!  I'm not old.  I'm still a young pup. -- Ved Buens Ende

Jill Oppy -- I was hoping for at least one more turn as DM.  Oh well, I'll be back!
-- Deo Volente

Lew Siffer -- Something about your name just makes me want to hit you. -- Heded Hag

I lost to the Userous Merchant!  I'm so ashamed.  I should DA myself, but master
won't let me. -- Hideki Hao

Guy -- Your sacrifice has given me new life.  I get to stick around awhile longer.  I
hope your replacement is deadly! -- Matarse Fury

Matarse Fury -- Well, listen.  If you find yourself on down the road with nobody but
standbys to fight, YOU are the reason.  Jorja's been "losing" new rollups lately, and
I don't think she's in a hurry to find them, so if there are no magazines on the
stands after a while, you'll know why! -- Ghost of Guy

Noachian -- Actually, I think I just want a whole new team here, and it's being
negotiated.  With all the warriors dead, hey, I don't have to throw anybody out of
work, right? -- Jorja, trying to look virtuous

Ved Buens Ende -- Don't listen to Guy!  He doesn't know anything.  It is NOT a good
idea to kill me! -- Modern Maturity
P.S.  Besides, Guy's dead, so there's no way he can make sense.
P.P.S.  Not that he could originally.  I mean, he's a guy.  Or was.

Sue Shee -- If you were Sue Hee, you could be a hog caller.  What a thrill, eh? --
Sports Ill.

Helena -- (shocked gasp)  You broke my Rod! -- Hot Rod

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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AYE MEESY was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JILL OPPY viciously subdued DEO VOLENTE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
SUE SHEE was assassinated by VED BUENS ENDE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
HIDEKI HAO devastated HOT ROD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MATARSE FURY was subdued by BRYAN in a 3 minute Challenge competition.
SPORTS III was bested by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MODERN MATURITY bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute match.
HELENA bested HEDED HAG in a 2 minute gory competition.
LEW SIFFER easily killed OSKSI NOBLE 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                  3         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   3 -  0      77  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  13 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 537 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING 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             14   2  0  124 FUNKY FOLK (405)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        18  13  5  132 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           18  12  0   98 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
SLASHING ATTACK  MODERN MATURITY 4855       12   8  1   82 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
LUNGING ATTACK   HELENA 4037                 5   1  1   57 VALAMOND'S CREW (357)
BASHING ATTACK   HIDEKI HAO 4874             6   2  1   51 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 MATARSE FURY 4880, 
BRYAN 4036, MODERN MATURITY 4855, HELENA 4037, DEO VOLENTE 4751, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, 
HIDEKI HAO 4874, HOT ROD 4854, HEDED HAG 4872, and LEW SIFFER 4875.

The least popular fighter this week was SPORTS III 4812.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SUE SHEE 4844, AYE MEESY 4682, LEW SIFFER 4875, HEDED HAG 4872, HOT ROD 
4854, HIDEKI HAO 4874, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, DEO VOLENTE 4751, HELENA 4037, and MODERN 
MATURITY 4855.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JILL OPPY (19-4821) FUNKY FOLK (405)