DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/21/2006    Duedate: 07/04/2006

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ACCO
CROC FILES (374)
(29-4691) [14-5-3,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ACCO                           POSITION IS EMPTY
CROC FILES (374)               
(29-4691) [14-5-3,97]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ACCO                           ACCO
CROC FILES (374)               CROC FILES (374)
(29-4691) [14-5-3,97]          (29-4691) [14-5-3,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. VENUSIANS (321)             48
2. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        31      CROC FILES (374)
3. CROC FILES (374)            28      Unchartered Team
4. BLACK SAMURAI (166)          3
5. ECHL-EAST (313)              1      I DISPISE THEM (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BOMBER GALS (409)          5   0  2  100   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     10  3 0
 2- 2 DARK GLORY (395)          25  11  1 69.4   2/ 6 VENUSIANS (321)           7  8 1
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (399)       16  10  0 61.5   3/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 1
 4- 4 METAL MINCERS (256)      492 333 12 59.6   4- 3*BOMBER GALS (409)         5  0 2
 5/ 5 CROC FILES (374)         294 270 20 52.1   5/ 4 FORCE OF NATURE (312)     4 10 1
 6/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      292 280 20 51.0   6- 8 DARK GLORY (395)          2  0 1
 7/ 8 VENUSIANS (321)          124 124  7 50.0   7/ 5 ECHL-EAST (313)           2  4 0
 8/ 7 ECHL-EAST (313)           18  19  0 48.6   8/10 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       2  5 0
 9/ 9 FORCE OF NATURE (312)    152 185 11 45.1   9- 9 GET FUZZY (380)           1  0 0
10-10 GET FUZZY (380)            8  10  0 44.4  10- 7 ARENA FELINES (399)       1  0 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 LAPUR once again!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always 
change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, VENUSIANS' 2nd moved them up to 
4-1-1 place.  What's with CEZZARO?  He actually beat FORCE OF NATURE's DOWN POUR, and 
walked away with 18 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at CARDOW HUNTERS 
while they watched LADYBUG clobber WHIRLWIND.  He lost 12 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  Har har har!  Did YEAR OF THE CAT wimp out, or just 
get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster anymore.  I'm sure LAPUR is excited about 
ACCO, the new Duelmaster from CROC FILES.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many 
as I have...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
FORCE OF NATURE.  In my day, no team with a 152-180-11 would scare me off!  What's 
the problem, BLACK SAMURAI?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged 
warrior, TIGER LILY!  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?  ASTRIAL of VENUSIANS got 11 points for removing another young 
punk.  Tough luck, FORCE OF NATURE!  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     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                  
 ACCO 4691                    14   5  3    97       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YEAR OF THE CAT 4624          9   4  0   126       ARENA FELINES (399)
-LEXINGTON 4580               13   4  1   123       DARK GLORY (395)
-MACHIGAI 4506                17   5  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 LYRA 4320                    14   8  0    93       VENUSIANS (321)
-ALUMINUM AWL 4238             8   5  1    91       METAL MINCERS (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORATHAI 4598                  7   1  0    83       ECHL-EAST (313)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
-SILVER SCINTERER 4211        11   6  1    74       METAL MINCERS (256)
-KOJIRO 4456                  13   8  1    71       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-NASHVILLE 4577                9   5  0    69       DARK GLORY (395)
 MURRY 4638                   13  22  0    68       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONNIE 4716                   8   3  1    61       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADYBUG 4709                 11   4  0    60       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            5   4  0    58       ARENA FELINES (399)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PLATINUM PEENER 4298          7   5  1    54       METAL MINCERS (256)
 SUE NAMI 4097                11  19  0    52       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 SNOWSHOE 4712                 9   6  0    52       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CHROME CRIMPER 4296          11   5  0    51       METAL MINCERS (256)
 WHIRLWIND 4325                7  11  0    50       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
-JUNIBAN 4599                 14   4  0    46       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SOLAR FLARE 4427              8   6  0    40       VENUSIANS (321)
 ASTRIAL 4328                  7   9  1    38       VENUSIANS (321)
 TIGER LILY 4732               4   1  0    34       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CEZZARO 4719                  3   4  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MENSA 4442                    6   6  1    29       VENUSIANS (321)
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)
-SHIRELY 4673                  2   4  0    28       GET FUZZY (380)
 DOWN POUR 4323                5  12  0    27       FORCE OF NATURE (312)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AKUMU 4674                    3   2  0    23       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-INCONEL INDENTER 4324         3   1  1    20       METAL MINCERS (256)
 ZERO VISABILITY 4495          3   4  0    19       FORCE OF NATURE (312)
 AMIE 4718                     3   4  1    18       CROC FILES (374)
-POKI-GAL 4731                 1   0  1    18       BOMBER GALS (409)
 WEIPA 4726                    3   2  1    17       CROC FILES (374)
-TORPEDO JANE 4727             1   0  1    16       BOMBER GALS (409)
-ROBBO 4415                    1   1  0    14       GET FUZZY (380)
-MS MANNERS 4730               1   0  0     9       BOMBER GALS (409)
-GREEN DRAGON 4729             1   0  0     9       BOMBER GALS (409)
-BIG BERTHA 4728               1   0  0     8       BOMBER GALS (409)
 ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289            0   3  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
-BIG BAD CAT 4623              1   0  0     6       ARENA FELINES (399)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HORIKAO 4748           0  1 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     WEIPA 4726            530         
QUICK STINGER 4600    23 19 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    LEXINGTON 4580        528         
EXPRESS 3553           1  1 0 ECHL-EAST 313         POKI-GAL 4731         529         
ILL OMEN 4494          4  3 1 FORCE OF NATURE 312   ASTRIAL 4328          530         
URSA 4508              1  4 0 VENUSIANS 321         SHAMBLING MOUND 384   530 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Amie -- Well, if you were a male croc, I'd rip you into thongs and jerky, but I can
understand and sympathize with another woman trying to make a home for her cubs.  Go
and fight other people. -- Tiger Lily
P.S.  Eat 'em, if you want.

Weipa -- Ah.  Uncle Wolf, or rather his representative, since I have no idea where HE
is right now, told me I would get better with practice.  I didn't really believe
that, you know?  But it seems like this might be the case after all! -- Cezzaro the
pleasantly surprised

Juniban -- Wow, what a good student! -- Snowshoe
P.S.  I didn't know I had all that to teach.

Astrial -- I bet we could make a really hot duet down at the club.  People would
throw money at our feet!  Want to try it? -- Ladybug

Storm Front -- And we're glad to see you here. -- Cardow Hunters

Ursa -- After you split your second, then what do you do?  Some people just glue them
back together, of course, but that's so unimaginative!  I like to put bacon, sharp
cheddar, and a slice of fresh tomato between mine. -- Tiger Lily
P.S.  And then eat them.

Venus -- And we're glad to see you, also. -- Cardow Hunters

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

URSA was viciously butchered by SHAMBLING MOUND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MURRY was demolished by LYRA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
CONNIE overpowered SUE NAMI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
AMIE was devastated by TIGER LILY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ACCO subdued PENNILESS LORD in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Title competition.
WHIRLWIND lost to LADYBUG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
SNOWSHOE was beaten by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
ASTRIAL slew ILL OMEN in a 2 minute melee.
SOLAR FLARE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
DOWN POUR was vanquished by CEZZARO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZERO VISABILITY was defeated by MENSA in a 3 minute match.
AKUMU overcame ADMIRAL BOWEN in a 2 minute novice's bout.
WEIPA murdered HORIKAO in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  15 -  3      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  15 -  4      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  14 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 530 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCO 4691                  14   5  3   97 CROC FILES (374)
LUNGING ATTACK   LYRA 4320                  14   8  0   93 VENUSIANS (321)
WALL OF STEEL    LADYBUG 4709               11   4  0   60 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
SLASHING ATTACK  SOLAR FLARE 4427            8   6  0   40 VENUSIANS (321)
AIMED BLOW       TIGER LILY 4732             4   1  0   34 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ACCO 4691.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ACCO 4691.  The ten other most popular fighters were ADMIRAL BOWEN 4289, LADYBUG 
4709, AKUMU 4674, LYRA 4320, SNOWSHOE 4712, ASTRIAL 4328, ILL OMEN 4494, SOLAR FLARE 
4427, CONNIE 4716, and WHIRLWIND 4325.

The least popular fighter this week was HORIKAO 4748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MENSA 4442, DOWN POUR 4323, AMIE 4718, SUE NAMI 4097, MURRY 4638, URSA 
4508, WEIPA 4726, TIGER LILY 4732, ZERO VISABILITY 4495, and CEZZARO 4719.