DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/01/2006    Duedate: 06/14/2006

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THIMBELL
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-4836) [16-30-0,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THIMBELL                       ACID BATH
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        DEATH PENALTY (606)
(33-4836) [16-30-0,87]         (33-7373) [4-0-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

IRINKESTA                      IRINKESTA
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-7321) [17-16-0,80]         (33-7321) [17-16-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH PENALTY (606)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THERAPY SESSIONS (515)      36
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     18      THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
3. B.B. CONSTRUCTION (609)      4      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (535)        0
5. D.S.M.V. (608)               0      B.B. CONSTRUCTION (609)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)   6   1  1 85.7   1/ 1*DEATH PENALTY (606)      10  2 1
 2- 3*PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     19   7  1 73.1   2/ 7*THERAPY SESSIONS (515)    6  5 1
 3- 5 DARK TOADS II (598)       14   7  0 66.7   3/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   6  6 1
 4/ 1*B.B. CONSTRUCTION (609)    2   1  0 66.7   4- 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     4  1 0
 5/ 4*DEATH PENALTY (606)       11   6  1 64.7   5- 4*D.S.M.V. (608)            4  6 0
 6- 6 ARENA FELINES (539)      161  99 10 61.9   6- 9 ARENA FELINES (539)       2  1 1
 7- 7 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    145 106 12 57.8   7/11*B.B. CONSTRUCTION (609)   2  1 0
 8- 8 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      332 308 29 51.9   8-10 VEGGIES (435)             2  1 0
 9- 9 VEGGIES (435)            210 195 12 51.9   9- 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     2  1 0
10/12*THERAPY SESSIONS (515)     7   9  2 43.8  10- 8 DARK TOADS II (598)       1  0 0
11/10 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  116 169  1 40.7  11-12*TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  1  1 0
12-11*D.S.M.V. (608)             4   6  0 40.0  12- 6 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       1  9 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 542): CAVE DWELLER of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): AFFIRMED of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): KETL PHYSHE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): QUIVRA NGEDO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): DEO VOLENTE of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): FURY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): 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 403): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): ADEMA of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): KORBA KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 542): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): VALAMOND'S CREW (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): none
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): 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 403): ELEVENTH HOUR (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 541): KANT of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 535): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 538): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 536): VAXTON of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
                             (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 381): ROBESPIERRE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
                  (turn 368): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                              5 GOLDEN WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Those betting on SACKETT'S & CO. lost their 
shirt, as SACKETT'S & CO. lost their fighting abilities:  0-0-0.  Nothing works for a 
team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as THERAPY SESSIONS can 
attest...  THERAPY SESSIONS had cause to celebrate, after PARANOIA got 19 points by 
beating ADRENALINE RUSH.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and 
practice more, after losing 8 points to ANOREXIA.  (Discrete enough, SNIPER?) A 
certain someone saw SCREWFACE at The Don't Drop Inn with the shakes, and now he fails 
to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be a greater 
victory?  THIMBELL has taken his place as the top, as NIATOLI ISLAND's new 
Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of THERAPY SESSIONS should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of THERAPY 
SESSIONS found their efforts at combat frustrated as B.B. CONSTRUCTION apparently had 
more important things to do than fight.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBELL 4836                16  30  0    87       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LIONESS 7222                 13   1  0   111       DARK TOADS II (598)
-SCREWFACE 6829                7   2  1   106       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-PEA POD 7338                 10   1  0    96       VEGGIES (435)
-DIGITALIS 6862               20  17  1    91       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LONIGAN 7022                 16  17  1    82       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-HOPALONG 7259                 6   3  0    81       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 IRINKESTA 7321               17  16  0    80       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-PANDORA 6898                 15  17  2    78       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SPRYTE 7101                  10  13  1    69       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PHILABUSTER 6260              6   0  0    66       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-MYRIKLE 7128                  9  10  1    60       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THINKER 6259                  5   2  0    60       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357         5   1  1    55       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
-LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015        14   5  0    53       ARENA FELINES (539)
-CARROT TOP 7336               6   4  0    37       VEGGIES (435)
 ACID BATH 7373                4   0  0    34       DEATH PENALTY (606)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RINTIRISSE 7340               4  16  0    28       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 PARANOIA 5982                 3   1  2    27       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)
-SADDLE SORE 7368              2   2  0    27       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-HEATHCLIFF 7271               5   0  0    26       ARENA FELINES (539)
 KILL ZONE 7371                3   1  0    25       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 MANIC DEPRESSION 5979         2   1  0    24       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JESS SCOTT SPAID 7365         1   0  1    21       ARENA FELINES (539)
 ANOREXIA 5980                 1   2  0    20       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)
-EGGPLANT 7349                 1   2  0    19       VEGGIES (435)
-KLEPTOMANIAC 7387             2   0  0    15       D.S.M.V. (608)
 BI-POLAR 5978                 1   2  0    15       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)
-GOOD POSTURE 6258             1   1  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 KORIENELLEN 7370              3   3  1    13       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-LOBOTOMY 7383                 1   1  0    11       D.S.M.V. (608)
-CAT SCRATCH FEVER 7284        2   2  0     9       ARENA FELINES (539)
 DOESN'T SHOW UP 7392          2   0  0     9       B.B. CONSTRUCTION (609)
 SNIPER 7374                   2   2  0     8       DEATH PENALTY (606)
-DIRTY DRUMSTICK 7356          1   0  0     6       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
-TRISKADECAPHOBIAC 7386        1   1  0     4       D.S.M.V. (608)
 COMPULSION 5981               0   3  0     3       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)
-MORGETH 7345                  0   2  0     2       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-CAT'S UP 7286                 0   2  0     2       ARENA FELINES (539)
-RUDE DUDE 6257                0   2  0     2       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-DEMENTIA 7385                 0   2  0     2       D.S.M.V. (608)
 OVERBUDGET 7390               0   1  0     1       B.B. CONSTRUCTION (609)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FRATSFA SLAVE 227      0  1 0   1                   KORIENELLEN 7370      523 NONE    
SCHIZOID 7384          0  2 0 D.S.M.V. 608          ADRENALINE RUSH 7375  522         
ADRENALINE RUSH 7375   2  2 1 DEATH PENALTY 606     PARANOIA 5982         523         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sprouts Surprise -- I hate surprises like that!  Be more careful next time. --
Irinkesta

Pandora -- If that isn't just LIKE a woman!  Dawdle and stall and then...forget what
you were there for in the first place.  Please!  Try a little harder next time. --
Thimbell

Heathcliff -- What a maddening cat you are!  I NEED that sock, dammit.  Get out from
under the bed! -- Rintirisse

Manic Depression -- You're fine.  Stay away from those therapists, though. --
Korienellen

Ed. -- My previous turn seems not to have made it to my neighborhood, thus the lack
of personals. -- Jorja
P.S.  It isn't like I was in the middle of a conversation with someone.

     This is true.  There is a distinct lack of reciprocal scintillation here. -- Ed.

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IRINKESTA bested M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome fight.
THIMBELL savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 10 minute one-sided Title melee.
ACID BATH bested RINTIRISSE in a 4 minute contest.
KORIENELLEN slew FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute fight.
BI-POLAR was subdued by KILL ZONE in a 1 minute amateur's competition.
MANIC DEPRESSION won victory over OVERBUDGET in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
ANOREXIA overpowered SNIPER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
COMPULSION was outlasted by DOESN'T SHOW UP in a 8 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
PARANOIA slaughtered ADRENALINE RUSH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -   9 -  3      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  16 -  1      27  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  16 -  0      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 523 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        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    IRINKESTA 7321             17  16  0   80 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
TOTAL PARRY      ACID BATH 7373              4   0  0   34 DEATH PENALTY (606)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is IRINKESTA 7321.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was IRINKESTA 7321.  The ten other most popular fighters were RINTIRISSE 7340, ACID 
BATH 7373, COMPULSION 5981, KILL ZONE 7371, MANIC DEPRESSION 5979, ANOREXIA 5980, 
KORIENELLEN 7370, BI-POLAR 5978, PARANOIA 5982, and OVERBUDGET 7390.

The least popular fighter this week was THIMBELL 4836.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOESN'T SHOW UP 7392, ADRENALINE RUSH 7375, SNIPER 7374, OVERBUDGET 
7390, PARANOIA 5982, BI-POLAR 5978, KORIENELLEN 7370, ANOREXIA 5980, MANIC DEPRESSION 
5979, and KILL ZONE 7371.