DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2006    Duedate: 05/09/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENOSHIMA
BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-4349) [36-12-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENOSHIMA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            
(29-4349) [36-12-0,127]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUICK STINGER                  ACCO
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CROC FILES (374)
(29-4600) [22-18-0,89]         (29-4691) [11-4-3,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CROC FILES (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        22
2. ARENA FELINES (399)         19      ARENA FELINES (399)
3. BLACK SAMURAI (166)         10      Unchartered Team
4. CROC FILES (374)             7
5. GET FUZZY (380)              5       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)      9   2  0 81.8   1/ 1 CROC FILES (374)          8  7 1
 2- 2 DARK GLORY (395)          23   9  0 71.9   2/ 2 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  9 0
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (399)       14   9  0 60.9   3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (399)       4  1 0
 4/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         282 262 19 51.8   4/ 0 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       2  1 0
 5/ 0 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      290 273 20 51.5   5- 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (407)     2  1 0
 6- 5 ECHL-EAST (313)           15  15  0 50.0   6- 5 DARK GLORY (395)          2  2 0
 7/ 0 GET FUZZY (380)            7   9  0 43.8   7- 6 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  0 0
 8/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     288 374  7 43.5   8/ 0 GET FUZZY (380)           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

      + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Crocodile in the Shadows #19 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     The last of the descent to the plateau went quickly, faster than the first half
because it wasn't as steep.  But it was evening when they reached the flat land
again, and Bindi expected them to make camp.  She was exhausted and guessed that the
others were, too.  But there was no water.  The others would probably have been all
right without water, all of them except herself and Agro.  And for herself and her
teammate...she was just about too tired to care.
     She sat on a rock that had fallen from the cliff--as she had nearly fallen more
than once--and stared into the sunset dully.  She didn't even have the energy left to
wish for water.  The warmbloods bustled around, it seemed profoundly unnatural for
them to have so much energy, after such a day and with the temperature dropping so
fast with the setting of the sun.  She knew, with that small part of her mind that
could still think, that this was one of the warmbloods's great strengths, that they
were to a considerable degree independent of the temperature of their surroundings.
But that was something born in them, not a skill that crocs could learn.
     She leaned her shoulder against Agro.  There was no warmth in him, he was a
croc, too, but at least she knew she wasn't alone in this hell.
     The humans came over, Rughal and Ashon Chang.  It was getting easier to think of
them as people instead of prey.  Was that good, or just a sign that she was too tired
to hunt?  And Tyrai.
     "The stream we followed in the hills runs through a slot canyon here," Tyrai
said.  "But it looks like it opens out a little just a couple miles farther, and we
should be able to make a camp that is sheltered and beside the water.  You two and
Vurand and I are going to try that, anyway.  And Rughal and Ashon Chang are going to
scout northward and see what exactly is making that dust cloud, whether it's a danger
we need to prepare for or...anything."
     Bindi nodded.  So long as she didn't have to think until the sun rose again and
warmed her....
     Vurand came up with the horses.  There was a bustle of splitting the packs--such
as they were, not many supplies left, and dividing the mounts, and getting both crocs
back into the saddle again.  The horses didn't like it, the crocs didn't like it, but
both of them endured it.  Then the two humans faded into the twilight, taking most of
the horses with them.
     It was amazing how much their little company felt reduced by that, and after
only two days.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): MAXIMUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): JILL OPPY 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 525): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): WHITE SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (Maximillian)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): KARELLO of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): CAT STEVENS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): REDD of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): OLD HABITS (Father O'Malley, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
                       (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well now.  Looks like I'm still king of the castle.

-- Acco

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for WEIPA, who flew up 15 points in the 
rankings after mashing PERSISTENT BEGGAR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
And falling like a basher in the top ten was KOJIRO, who dropped 10 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with YEAR OF THE CAT.  In front of all the 
crowds, ENOSHIMA took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I give the bum two weeks.  
Can you believe they are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
AMIE of CROC FILES had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 points in a 
challenge which she won.  I thought AMIE showed great skill and promise when she won 
victory over CEZZARO.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the LAPUR giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENOSHIMA 4349                36  12  0   127       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACCO 4691                    11   4  3   104       CROC FILES (374)
-MACHIGAI 4506                17   5  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-LEXINGTON 4580               12   3  0    96       DARK GLORY (395)
 YEAR OF THE CAT 4624          7   4  0    93       ARENA FELINES (399)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK STINGER 4600           22  18  0    89       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 KOJIRO 4456                  13   8  1    71       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-ORATHAI 4598                  5   1  0    69       ECHL-EAST (313)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NASHVILLE 4577                8   4  0    66       DARK GLORY (395)
 MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            5   3  0    58       ARENA FELINES (399)
-JUNIBAN 4599                 14   2  0    57       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MURRY 4638                   11  20  0    57       CROC FILES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYBUG 4709                  9   2  0    54       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-MAKADOS 4704                  5   0  0    44       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
-SHANGGAR 4703                 3   2  0    40       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                 6   5  0    35       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE 4716                   4   3  1    22       CROC FILES (374)
 AMIE 4718                     2   1  1    18       CROC FILES (374)
-IZALOR 4702                   1   0  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (407)
 WEIPA 4726                    1   0  0    15       CROC FILES (374)
 SHIRELY 4673                  1   3  0    14       GET FUZZY (380)
-ROBBO 4415                    1   1  0    14       GET FUZZY (380)
 AKUMU 4674                    1   1  0    11       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-BIG BAD CAT 4623              1   0  0     6       ARENA FELINES (399)
 CEZZARO 4719                  0   3  0     3       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 TIGER LILY 4732               0   1  0     1       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
WALKS SOFTLY 4568     14 32 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    ACCO 4691             523         
FAST PIG 4720          1  1 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    AMIE 4718             525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fast Pig -- What was that again?  **BURP** -- Amie

Cardow Hunters -- Sorry.  Pigs (fast or otherwise) are my favorite food.  I just
couldn't help myself.  You know, it's a croc thing.... -- Amie

Fast Pig -- Delicious!  Err...I mean, sorry.... -- Amie (making an effort to look
remorseful--and failing miserably)

Lexington -- Hmm, you're too hairy to be any kind of horse, dark OR light, maybe a
yak? -- Quick Stinger

Nashville -- What with you being seven feet tall, how did you manage not to get
called a dwarf by the Commission? -- Ladybug
P.S.  And to ask an unladylike question, it says you're neuter and a half-elf, is
this because somebody cut off the, ahem, other half?

Makados -- Not the weather in which I do best. -- Snowshoe

Amie -- Way it goes.  He was fast, but rather dumb. -- Uncle Wolf, Cardow Hunters

Connie -- Oh, gods, somebody is out to GET me, I can tell. -- Cezzaro

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

AMIE slimly won victory over CEZZARO in a 3 minute gruesome amateur's Challenge fight.
ACCO was outlasted by ENOSHIMA in a exciting 8 minute gory Title melee.
QUICK STINGER vanquished STRIKE BREAKER in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
KOJIRO was demolished by YEAR OF THE CAT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MURRY was unbelievably bested by LADYBUG in a exciting 2 minute mismatched fight.
MIGHTY MOUSER handily defeated CONNIE in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
SNOWSHOE viciously subdued SHIRELY in a action packed 2 minute gory duel.
AKUMU vanquished TIGER LILY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
WEIPA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  21 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 526 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              36  12  0  127 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCO 4691                  11   4  3  104 CROC FILES (374)
WALL OF STEEL    QUICK STINGER 4600         22  18  0   89 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
LUNGING ATTACK   KOJIRO 4456                13   8  1   71 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
PARRY-STRIKE     MIGHTY MOUSER 4621          5   3  0   58 ARENA FELINES (399)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUICK STINGER 4600.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ACCO 4691.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURRY 4638, SNOWSHOE 
4712, AMIE 4718, CEZZARO 4719, ENOSHIMA 4349, QUICK STINGER 4600, LADYBUG 4709, 
MIGHTY MOUSER 4621, YEAR OF THE CAT 4624, and AKUMU 4674.

The least popular fighter this week was TIGER LILY 4732.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KOJIRO 4456, SHIRELY 4673, CONNIE 4716, WEIPA 4726, AKUMU 4674, YEAR OF 
THE CAT 4624, MIGHTY MOUSER 4621, LADYBUG 4709, QUICK STINGER 4600, and ENOSHIMA 
4349.