DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2008    Duedate: 02/13/2008

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLSTICE
TEAM CHAOS (422)
(19-4998) [15-6-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLSTICE                       POSITION IS EMPTY
TEAM CHAOS (422)               
(19-4998) [15-6-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HOT ROD II                     BLACK BELT
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-4961) [16-15-1,70]         (19-5040) [7-3-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TEAM CHAOS (422)            35
2. FUNKY FOLK (405)            22      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. ANARCHY (342)               22      Unchartered Team
4. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        0
5. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)   0      SAND KINGS (271)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    13   4  0 76.5   1/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  7 0
 2- 2*FAMOUS STONERS (424)       6   4  1 60.0   2- 1 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     6  2 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)         110  87  9 55.8   3/ 6 TEAM CHAOS (422)          5  5 0
 4- 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    397 421 37 48.5   4/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (405)          4  4 2
 5- 5 IDES OF MARCH (226)       45  48  3 48.4   5- 4*FAMOUS STONERS (424)      3  2 0
 6/ 0 ANARCHY (342)            162 205 22 44.1   6- 5 ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)    1  0 0
 7/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 427 547 17 43.8   7/ 0 ANARCHY (342)             1  1 0
 8/ 7 TEAM CHAOS (422)          89 116  4 43.4   8- 7 IDES OF MARCH (226)       1  4 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 586): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): BIG LAKE NOMADS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, 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.  Later days, JAGUAR WARRIORS, since THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  TEAM CHAOS 
turned their 4-1-0 turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better 
than this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to 
see GULF COAST D win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GULF COAST D 
beat HOT ROD II and HOT ROD II lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to 
absence, and inability to defend the throne, VENENOSO has lost the Title of 
Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with 
the new, as SOLSTICE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster. 
Heh, heh.  The Drunken Ox, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do 
they get this stuff?  From ZUWAYZA's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
ZUWAYZA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was TEAM CHAOS.  Ha ha ha 
ha!   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Whoa!  I'll even buy DAN STEPPE a drink 
tonight!  Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good 
side!  And what a stunning loss we have here, boys and girls, FLIGHT JOURNAL of THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS has added the final loss to his 15-25-0.  Tee hee!  We're all going 
to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the ZUWAYZA arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of ZUWAYZA.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds 
are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLSTICE 4998                15   6  0   106       TEAM CHAOS (422)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARDANIUS 2683               11   3  0   153       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-GIMME SOME SUGAR 4936        12   2  0   121       ARMY OF DARKNESS (421)
 JACK HAMMA 5001               8   1  2    99       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MATARSE FURY 4880            20  19  2    90       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-VENENOSO 4959                14   9  4    90       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 GULF COAST D 4789             7   3  0    90       ANARCHY (342)
 NIFTY NICKEL 4941            17  20  1    82       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 TIMES 4908                   14  27  0    77       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT ROD II 4961              16  15  1    70       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAN STEPPE 5000               5   4  2    64       FUNKY FOLK (405)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AKASAI CHIN 5035              5   4  1    56       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 PETE MOSS 4968                7   4  1    50       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-PUBLIUS 4994                  5   1  0    44       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-ELEMI TRIANGLE 5036           5   4  0    42       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK BELT 5040               7   3  0    33       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-CHONG 5049                    2   0  0    27       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
-CHEECH 5051                   2   0  0    26       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
-SERRA ACARAL 5034             4   5  0    25       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCO TITANIUS 5037           6   5  0    23       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 AMATUS JUSTAS 5042            4   2  0    20       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-TIBERIUS 5002                 5   3  1    19       IDES OF MARCH (226)
-RICKY WILLIAMS 5050           2   0  1    18       FAMOUS STONERS (424)
 ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045          2   2  0    15       TEAM CHAOS (422)
 TACITUS SPURIUS 5056          1   1  0    13       TEAM CHAOS (422)
-MARCELLUS 5057                1   0  0    13       IDES OF MARCH (226)
 MIS LEAD 5053                 0   2  0     2       FUNKY FOLK (405)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LAWLESS 4965            0  1 0 ANARCHY 342          MOUNTAIN TROLL        579  NONE
DARK CHAMPION           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           DAN STEPPE 5000       579  NONE
RICK ETTS 5052          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405       RICKY WILLIAMS 5050   575  NOT REVENGED
FLIGHT JOURNAL 4907    15 26 0 THE MAGNIFICENT  241 JACK HAMMA 5001       579   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jack Hamma -- Not in the air!  Dammit, man, you'll have us crashing! -- Flight
Journal

Pete Moss -- Ha!  You're nothing but flying dust under my wheels. -- Hot Rod

There is NO market for Kung-Fu among my readers.  The ads are a waste of time and
money, not that *I* mind.  It's all income for me. -- Nifty Nickel

Venenoso -- You are, beyond question, the Man of the Week, you bloodthirsty wretch.
-- Times

Convicted Thieves make good punching bags. -- Black Belt

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAN STEPPE butchered DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LAWLESS was dispatched by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SOLSTICE demolished NIFTY NICKEL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight.
JACK HAMMA butchered FLIGHT JOURNAL in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
GULF COAST D devastated HOT ROD II in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
PETE MOSS was overpowered by TIMES in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MARCO TITANIUS was defeated by BLACK BELT in a 2 minute melee.
AMATUS JUSTAS vanquished MIS LEAD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TACITUS SPURIUS vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ANICETUS ENNIUS vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  37 -  4      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  20 -  1      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 579 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SOLSTICE 4998              15   6  0  106 TEAM CHAOS (422)
SLASHING ATTACK  JACK HAMMA 5001             8   1  2   99 FUNKY FOLK (405)
AIMED BLOW       GULF COAST D 4789           7   3  0   90 ANARCHY (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HOT ROD II 4961.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LAWLESS 4965.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK BELT 5040, SOLSTICE 
4998, TIMES 4908, DAN STEPPE 5000, JACK HAMMA 5001, GULF COAST D 4789, AMATUS JUSTAS 
5042, TACITUS SPURIUS 5056, ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045, and NIFTY NICKEL 4941.

The least popular fighter this week was MIS LEAD 5053.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOT ROD II 4961, MARCO TITANIUS 5037, PETE MOSS 4968, FLIGHT JOURNAL 
4907, NIFTY NICKEL 4941, ANICETUS ENNIUS 5045, TACITUS SPURIUS 5056, AMATUS JUSTAS 
5042, GULF COAST D 4789, and JACK HAMMA 5001.