DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2009    Duedate: 02/05/2009

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-302

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

OPASAN
PHANTACITY (480)
(28-4381) [15-13-1,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STORMDANCER                    SCARLET
DODGE BULLETS (126)            D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
(28-4278) [25-20-1,133]        (28-4603) [4-4-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STORMDANCER                    BLOOD HAWK
DODGE BULLETS (126)            DODGE BULLETS (126)
(28-4278) [25-20-1,133]        (28-4621) [5-2-0,35]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE PENTARCHY (397)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PENTARCHY (397)         26
2. D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)        16      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)       14      Unchartered Team
4. KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)        13
5. PHANTACITY (480)            13      KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)       1   0  0  100   1/ 5 THE PENTARCHY (397)      10  5 0
 2/ 1 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     30  14  0 68.2   2/ 4 PHANTACITY (480)          9  6 1
 3/ 2 THE PENTARCHY (397)      335 199  7 62.7   3/ 3 STEEL AND SILK (495)      9  6 0
 4- 4 THE ANIMALS (475)        108 102  5 51.4   4- 1 THE ANIMALS (475)         7  3 0
 5/ 6 ZULU NATION (501)         45  45  4 50.0   5/ 6*D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      7  8 2
 6/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)      352 354 12 49.9   6/ 2 DODGE BULLETS (126)       7  8 0
 7/ 7 PHANTACITY (480)          76  83  8 47.8   7/ 7 ZULU NATION (501)         6  4 1
 8/ 9 STEEL AND SILK (495)      66  89  1 42.6   8/ 8*GODS & GODDESSES (511)    5  6 0
 9/ 8*D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)      17  23  4 42.5   9/ 0*KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)      1  0 0
10/10*GODS & GODDESSES (511)    13  23  2 36.1  10- 9*FREE MASONS (509)         1  4 0
11-11*FREE MASONS (509)         14  26  2 35.0  11/10 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     1  7 0
12/ 0*CHILDREN OF WAR (517)      0   2  0  0.0  12/ 0*CHILDREN OF WAR (517)     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

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Edge of Night #27 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The woods were as silent as their progress along the road had been.  No one
spoke.  Nothing called out from the darkness under the trees.  Only the clop of
hooves on frozen ground, the brush of their clothing against the bushes they rode
through could be heard, and those sounds did not disturb the silence.  The stream
beside them flowed without ripple or voice.  It seemed to Math op Owain that even
time was at a standstill here.  How long had they ridden through these woods, beside
this stream?  It might have been forever.  Anything other than the winter-bound woods
began to seem unreal, just a dream he'd had once of warmth and life.
     Suddenly, as though the close-growing trees were a curtain that had parted,
there was a lake in front of them.  Black water still as a mirror, rimmed with trees,
under a steel-colored sky.  In its way, Math found this lake as uncanny and
disturbing as the Silent Place near Zuwayza where they'd found the Dark Stranger.
What was this place to Lord Malcorn?  He shivered and waited to see what would happen
here.
     Very little, to begin with.  Lord Malcorn rode out in front of them and
dismounted, walking to the edge of the water.  In this light he seemed larger,
different in some way the Murskan found hard to pinpoint.  More... mythic, maybe.  He
called out in a loud voice, speaking no language Math had ever heard.  The words
rolled across the water and into some great distance.
     Math shook himself.  What distance?  The lake wasn't more than half a mile
across, and there was another wall of trees beyond it!  And how could Lord Malcorn,
affectionately known to his subjects as Blackie, be mythic?  This forest was playing
tricks on his mind.
     Nothing happened, that Math could see or hear, but Uncle Wolf muttered something
just too quietly for him to make out, and the Dark Stranger backed up--  No, the
Stranger's mount backed up, with the rider barely holding it from bolting.  Something
glittered above the lake and then came hurtling out of that unreal distance into
which Malcorn's voice had gone.
     The prince put up his hand caught... whatever it was out of the air, tucking it
away out of sight under his cloak.  He turned and mounted his big horse.  "We can go
now," he said, and his voice was almost normal again.  Almost.

     Blackwind looked at the clearing, at the stone in the clearing, and he didn't
like anything about it.  Even in this cold weather, it smelled of old blood.  He
looked more closely at the stone.  And blood not so old.  Some of the stains were dry
but not faded or weathered.  He glanced over his shoulder at Redfox.  "We need a
different plan," he said.
     The Rirorni gladiator shook his head.  "We don't have time to make a new plan.
Go with the old one."
     Blackwind opened his mouth to argue further, then shut it.  There was movement
in the woods beyond the stone, and he didn't think it was the Croc who was their
backup.  He remembered his manager's advice:  Never argue in front of an enemy.
There weren't likely to be any unexpected friends in these woods tonight.
     A shadow came out of the trees.  It remained a shadow even in the moonlight.
Its shape was vague, but not human.  It swirled and wavered and slowly seemed to...
pull itself together.  Take on substance and form.  Not human, but something modeled-
-badly--on the human frame.  After a few minutes, it found a voice.  "You have
brought me blood, warm blood, that is good.  But there should be fear and pain as
well.  Make it so."
     "No.  If I have to feed you, I will, but I won't do the dirty work for you,"
Blackwind said.  This thing was a travesty, a joke, how could it frighten anyone?
Clumsy and whining.
     More minutes passed.  Perhaps no one had ever defied it before, and it had to
figure out how to respond.  "I could take you both."
     "You can't do it without permission," the Murskan guessed, "or you would have
done it already.  And I don't give you permission."  He could see Agro moving up
behind it.
     "Everyone who comes here and brings me blood wants something.  A bargain.  What
do you want from me?  What is your price?"
     If the thing had put it some other way, Blackwind might have gone through with
the plan.  They said everyone had a price, but his price wasn't the life of another
man.  "Who allows you freedom to take blood here or elsewhere?"
     "None command me.  Only bargains--"
     "Who have you bargained with for this freedom, and what did you pay?"  The thing
seemed stupid, and maybe it would answer without the blood-price.  It was worth a
try.
     "A demon lord--Arhazul.  Greedy!  It demanded half the blood.  Half!  When I do
the work.  But I keep all the fear."  The shadow that formed it flowed toward a new
shape, some insane combination of animal parts, tigers, wolves, bears.  "You have not
offered me fear.  I must have it.  And the blood.  Make the sacrifice now, or I will
take it!"
     "Not without permission."
     "Not you.  But the other one is bound, that is enough.  You intend the other one
for sacrifice, and I will not wait longer."  The shape snapped into solidity and
lunged at Redfox.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 608): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): THE CYCLOPS of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 435): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 605): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 596): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 544): DEVILED HAM (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 403): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 497): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

And so the dance goes on.  My thanks and salutations to all the managers who helped
me find my way in those early days.  Mino, Adie & Tankesh, Le Pentarque, Sensai Jan,
Blackstorm and the Consortium in general (their 'noble' manner, though sometimes
grating, is a strongly stabilizing factor *smile*).  There are others:  Hammer,
Master Darque, Liam, Buddy Lee, Owlin, and of course Jorja in all her incarnations.
Their camraderie has made this journey worth the effort.

On a personal note, I'd like to thank D.Yau, for choosing me to challenge.  Scarlet
had her chance, and I'm supposed to be the 'team captain' anyhow.. *wry grin*  As for
who I'll challenge first...Zoo Keeper, you look like you're linig up for a title
fight, so let's have it!  Oh, and HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!

               Velvet Finish, exotic dancer turned Duelmaster
               Hunter,hunted, fatal dance,
               Out amongst the shadows prance.
               Hunter craves the taste of life,
               Hunted seeks to dodge the knife...
               - excerpt from "Hunters of the Night"
                  M.L.Eldritch

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in MORYA since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Bein' on top is great while it 
lasts, THE ANIMALS.  But how many friends do you have now?  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave DODGE BULLETS a 1-4-0!  I got a good laugh out 
of it!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  
Block out the pain!  THE PENTARCHY is now ranked 1st with a 4-1-0 turn.  Some people 
say I ramble too much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  
Well ZULU NATION moved up 0, to 7th.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for 
PHANTACITY's outstanding member, Duelmaster OPASAN.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live 
subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted 
prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, THE PENTARCHY!  In my day, no team with a 331-198-7 would scare me off!  
What's the problem, ZULU NATION?  What do people see in ZOD?  His 9-5-0?  ZULU NATION 
ain't talkin', but he's got 45 points.  ZOD didn't quite know what to make of a 
challenge he received from SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK, who is 21 points below him.  
SURGICAL perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as he overcame ZOD and ended up with 
66 recognition points.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of 
fights that SCARLET gets in.  She fights people like SLOMI, 8 points below.  I 
thought SCARLET showed great skill and promise when she won victory over SLOMI.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  MEIFFERT was plum wore out after ZZ (DARKFACE) 
pounded 'im silly in a Bloodfeud.  D'HARAN EMPIRE'll have to get a little better 
before going after ZZ (DARKFACE) again!  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, 
master many skills, fight dirty.   
     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.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPASAN 4381                  15  13  1   104       PHANTACITY (480)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMDANCER 4278             25  20  1   133       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-PUMA 4294                    19  23  0   105       THE ANIMALS (475)
-ARMADILLO 4503               14   6  0   101       THE ANIMALS (475)
-AARD WOLF 4411               15  14  1    97       THE ANIMALS (475)
 LE PLON 4326                 25  13  0    95       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 EXPERIENTIA 4483             10   7  0    94       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 VELVET FINISH 4441           16  15  0    93       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-AARD VARK 4404               21   9  0    91       THE ANIMALS (475)
-YAU (DARKFACE) 4519          10   5  0    91       ZULU NATION (501)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANKILLER 4279               22  23  0    89       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 SCARLET ROSE 4440            13  18  0    81       STEEL AND SILK (495)
-CASH MEALS 4532               9   4  0    78       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
-OWL 4453                     14  12  2    75       THE ANIMALS (475)
 CLOUDRIDER 4424              16  14  0    73       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORVANDIS 4402               16  16  0    67       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SURGICAL 4437                 9  15  0    66       STEEL AND SILK (495)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OTHER 4536                   10   3  0    55       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 SECI 4464                    13   9  2    54       PHANTACITY (480)
-PARKING FEES 4535             3   3  0    46       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 ZOD 4525                      9   5  0    45       ZULU NATION (501)
-ASSUNDRIES 4555               4   2  0    45       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 ANFERROUS 4508                9   5  0    44       STEEL AND SILK (495)
 PIZDA 4599                    6   1  0    44       PHANTACITY (480)
-ECHO 4565                     6   3  0    40       FREE MASONS (509)
 ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538           5   9  0    36       ZULU NATION (501)
 BLOOD HAWK 4621               5   2  0    35       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629          5   1  0    34       THE PENTARCHY (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARLET 4603                  4   4  0    31       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 ZZ (DARKFACE) 4628            2   0  1    30       ZULU NATION (501)
 TEZCATLIPOCA 4641             3   0  0    29       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 JENNSEN 4604                  5   3  0    27       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 CHANDALEN 4602                4   4  3    26       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 RENTAL CAR 4534               4   2  0    26       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 WHITE BECT 4645               2   1  0    24       THE PENTARCHY (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARS 4584                     4   3  1    23       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
-MORPHEUS 4582                 4   3  0    15       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
-HEPHAESTUS 4615               2   2  1    15       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
 CRICTOR UNGERER 4640          1   2  0    15       THE PENTARCHY (397)
 KRYDOR DU'MORTE 4665          1   0  0    13       KRYDOR'S ELITE (519)
 CASCELLA 4659                 1   1  0    12       D'HARAN EMPIRE (513)
 ZAIRE (DARKFACE) 4661         1   0  0    11       ZULU NATION (501)
-TETHA 4643                    1   1  0    10       FREE MASONS (509)
 SLOMI 4618                    2   3  0     9       PHANTACITY (480)
-ATHENA 4616                   2   2  0     8       GODS & GODDESSES (511)
-GAMMA 4638                    1   2  0     7       FREE MASONS (509)
-ZULU 4652                     0   1  0     1       FREE MASONS (509)
 MANGLER 4648                  0   1  0     1       CHILDREN OF WAR (517)
 BEAVER 4649                   0   1  0     1       CHILDREN OF WAR (517)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEIFFERT 4627           2  4 1 D'HARAN EMPIRE 513   ZZ (DARKFACE) 4628    302   
FOXTROT 4605            2  2 0 FREE MASONS 509      CHANDALEN 4602        298  REVENGED
MINERVA 4581            1  7 0 GODS & GODDESSES 511 WURM KIN              302  NONE
PATULJAK 4590           1  6 0 PHANTACITY 480       CHANDALEN 4602        302   
ZUMA (DARKFACE) 4642    1  1 0 ZULU NATION 501      MEIFFERT 4627         300  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zod -- Oh, my!  You aren't an assundry.  You're a warrior!  Ouch! -- Assundries

Cloudrider -- Sometimes one has to challenge really experienced people for their
skills.  You certainly hurt me, and barely released any skills.  What gives? -- Cash
Meals

Lorvandis -- I stood around and looked like the other.  You, however, acted like a
true warrior.  Painfully, I couldn't dodge the bullets. -- Other

Ugh, we are overspending!  And the 0-3 hurt!  Expense submittals will be scrutinized
fiercely!  They must! -- Finance Manager

Holidays time, so I have to send my strats before getting the mail...but it's no big
deal, since most of my guys seem to be trying to enjoy the company of old
acquaintances! -- Le Pentarque

Well, thanks, Blood Hawk!  I wanted to change my name to Patte de Jaguar, but now I
am happy to be Saguaro Patties The Fearsome! -- Patte de Saguar

Assundries -- Sorry about the outcome, next time try moving. -- ZOD

Velvet Finish -- Good job!  Congratulations. -- Yau

Steel and Silk -- I want interesting and I just have fun. -- Zulu

Le Pentarque -- I heard you was a "cute woman" so I will give Finance Manager a good
licking. -- Darkface
P.S.  I'm under your spell and beauty.

Finance Manager -- I heard you need a good licking, maybe it's because of the bad
financial bailout. -- Darkface

Dodge Bullets -- Your comment was well understood!  I'm just having fun and all that
mess is behind me. -- Darkface

Mankiller -- Last time a woman of your "kind" said she was going home, she took my
wallet with her. -- Yau (Darkface)
P.S.  I just made sure I kept my wallet this time.

To everybody in Morya Arena, I apologize for the misunderstanding that you may *or*
may not have about me.  I play Duel2 to have fun, that's it.  And I will continue to
do just that. -- Zulu
P.S.  I will stop all the nonsense on my end!!
P.S.S.  Good luck on the sand!!

Surgical -- I think I hate animals.  Guess it comes from eating them until I'm sick.
I do love the learning that comes from my food of choice, though. -- Scarlet

Blood Hawk -- I was robbed!  Animal Control will hear of this.  You foul fowl! --
Chandalen

Le Pentarque -- Was I gentle enough?  A cold shower and Crictor will be good as new.
Worked for Meiffert, who was hot after his match. -- Jennsen

A Mordant Deserter for my first win.  Perfect!  For a while there, my manager thought
the team name was on the privy wall on the shun list. -- Cascella

Cash Meals -- I've never eaten cash, myself, but there have been times when life
surely seems to eat it up.  So, take that! -- Cloudrider

Other -- Ah!  The "creative writing" part, hmm?  Always fun, but sometimes not easy
to get through. -- Lorvandis

Owl -- Not dark enough for you yet, is it? -- Stormdancer
P.S.  I thought of bringing on a storm, and then I thought of not doing it, because
there are storms enough without my prodding.

Aard Wolf -- Well, thank the gods, I was beginning to think there was something WRONG
here when we won our first three matches. -- Mankiller
P.S.  Still, couldn't one of THEM had the loss, instead of me?

Chandalen -- Think of it as my way of saying "Hi." -- Blood Hawk

Cash Meals -- Well, I guess it helps, although cash would help even more. --
Lorvandis

Finance Manager -- And the nineteen-cent pound of ground beef.  Those were the days.
-- Jorja

A salute to all who participated in the last tourney, and good luck to those who will
be going almost immediately to the upcoming one. -- Jorja and Dodge Bullets

Yau -- Glad I had an 'if challenged' strategy waiting for you, because you do have
some nice moves. *smile* -- Velvet Finish

Armadillo -- You seemed an aweful lot taller from the ground!  Nice fight, 'nuff
said. -- Experientia

Hephaestus -- Look, I tried to tell you.  Ugly, I may be, but I am NOT an anvil! *wry
grin* -- Anferrous

Scarlet -- Sorry about those last few statements.  I'm not really used to winning
fights yet, and I just sort of got carrired away. -- Surgical

Aard Vark -- Blast it!  I ran hot in a fight against your sort.  You got me this
time, but next time you can kiss your Vark goodbye! -- Scarlet Rose

Darkface -- Thoughtless bravery is foolishness of the worst sort, and is usually the
result of blind faith.  I am not a proponent of this, but when it comes to 'war', we
agree.  All war is deception. -- Michael Eldritch
P.S.  I do respect your salute, if not its nature.  I'm 10 years in with 24 to go.
So a salute to you as well.

Minerva -- Stop on by 'Eldritch Arms & Armor, and we'll fit you with a fine new
shield in no time! -- Nythia, current proprieter

The Scribe -- Thanks for the notice concerning newsletter trims.  Le me know where I
should post my storyline...Telorinthe, perhaps? -- Michael
P.S.  Thank you Dodge Bullets, those were my thought in a nutshell.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MINERVA was butchered by WURM KIN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
EXPERIENTIA vanquished CLOUDRIDER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SURGICAL demolished ZOD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ANFERROUS bested BLOOD HAWK in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
JENNSEN was defeated by PIZDA in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Challenge match.
MEIFFERT was butchered by ZZ (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SCARLET devastated SLOMI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CHANDALEN easily killed PATULJAK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
CASCELLA was viciously subdued by TEZCATLIPOCA in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
VELVET FINISH was defeated by OPASAN in a popular 1 minute expert's Title duel.
STORMDANCER overpowered SCARLET ROSE in a popular 1 minute uneven match.
LE PLON overpowered LORVANDIS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MANKILLER was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SECI was narrowly defeated by OTHER in a popular 3 minute bloody brawl.
RENTAL CAR was unbelievably bested by PATTE DE SAGUAR in a 2 minute fight.
ZOE (DARKFACE) overpowered CRICTOR UNGERER in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
WHITE BECT handily defeated MANGLER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
BEAVER was overpowered by ZAIRE (DARKFACE) in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KRYDOR DU'MORTE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        36 -  24 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  25 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  25 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  44 -  4      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  25 -  6      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  47 -  2      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  26 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  14 -  0      42  |

Turn 302 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      OPASAN 4381                15  13  1  104 PHANTACITY (480)
WALL OF STEEL    STORMDANCER 4278           25  20  1  133 DODGE BULLETS (126)
LUNGING ATTACK   LE PLON 4326               25  13  0   95 THE PENTARCHY (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  EXPERIENTIA 4483           10   7  0   94 STEEL AND SILK (495)
AIMED BLOW       CLOUDRIDER 4424            16  14  0   73 DODGE BULLETS (126)
TOTAL PARRY      ANFERROUS 4508              9   5  0   44 STEEL AND SILK (495)
STRIKING ATTACK  PIZDA 4599                  6   1  0   44 PHANTACITY (480)
PARRY-STRIKE     PATTE DE SAGUAR 4629        5   1  0   34 THE PENTARCHY (397)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STORMDANCER 4278.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BLOOD HAWK 4621.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIZDA 4599, SECI 
4464, RENTAL CAR 4534, TEZCATLIPOCA 4641, WHITE BECT 4645, OPASAN 4381, STORMDANCER 
4278, OTHER 4536, ZOE (DARKFACE) 4538, and ZAIRE (DARKFACE) 4661.

The least popular fighter this week was BEAVER 4649.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRICTOR UNGERER 4640, LORVANDIS 4402, PATULJAK 4590, SLOMI 4618, 
MEIFFERT 4627, JENNSEN 4604, ZOD 4525, CLOUDRIDER 4424, MANGLER 4648, and MANKILLER 
4279.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LE PLON (28-4326) THE PENTARCHY (397)
VELVET FINISH (28-4441) STEEL AND SILK (495)