DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2006    Duedate: 02/01/2006

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DART
WOLF RIDERS (391)
(43-3865) [17-23-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DART                           POSITION IS EMPTY
WOLF RIDERS (391)              
(43-3865) [17-23-1,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DART                           STILJANZ
WOLF RIDERS (391)              THE FAMILY (116)
(43-3865) [17-23-1,109]        (43-4409) [14-9-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            17
2. WOLF RIDERS (391)           16      WOLF RIDERS (391)
3. THE FIVE RONIN (425)         0      Unchartered Team
4. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)       0
5. DARKSPEAR (443)              0      PRIME TEAM (225)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DARKSPEAR (443)            4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          7  8 0
 2/ 3 WOLF RIDERS (391)         89  98  8 47.6   2/ 5 WOLF RIDERS (391)         4  6 0
 3/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         456 513 10 47.1   3- 3 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      3  0 0
 4- 5 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    88 104 11 45.8   4- 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    2  3 1
 5- 6 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      28  38  1 42.4   5- 6*DARKSPEAR (443)           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 533): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): LION HEARTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 533): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                  (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in VEASTIAN!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  The guys at WOLF RIDERS like 
really pulled together to get a 2-3-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  MVP award for 
TIRNIELLIS?  THE FAMILY's proud of her after beating MORDANT DESERTER and getting 7 
points.  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think DART should let 
TIRRAJ be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy 
that said VEASTIAN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Welcome Wench?  Don't 
look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DART 3865                    17  23  1   109       WOLF RIDERS (391)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         17  12  2   118       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-ETHON EL KEER 3992           12  16  1    97       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRRAJ 4429                  11   5  0    65       THE FAMILY (116)
 GRINIAN 4407                 14  10  0    63       THE FAMILY (116)
-SNOHBAL 4424                  4   1  0    57       DARKSPEAR (443)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILJANZ 4409                14   9  0    56       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TREESTUMP 4357                4   5  0    29       WOLF RIDERS (391)
-ODA 4337                      2   0  0    27       THE FIVE RONIN (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460               2   0  0    20       THE FAMILY (116)
-CHIKUAMI 4336                 2   0  0    19       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-DANJO 4334                    1   1  0    19       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-LADY MANTLE 4267              2  10  0    16       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 KONJOR 4448                   1   9  0    12       THE FAMILY (116)
-RED VALERIAN 4274             0  10  0    10       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-TAMARA RAHN 4385              1   1  0     4       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TIRANIAN 4391         14 14 0 THE FAMILY 116        DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991  465         
WOLF 1 4461            0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       BANDIT PRINCE 25      467 NONE    
WOLF 2 4462            0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     467 NONE    
WOLF 3 4463            0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       STONE GOLEM 26        467 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dart -- Well, Daphne Camisado showed her true colors, did she not?  Which being so, I
will be glad to see you and not her on the hot seat here.  I'd call it a "throne,"
but...that is counter-indicated, according to my manager.  What a stickler she is!
But she says it gives people an unreasonable idea of their importance in the larger
scheme of things.  Who cares about the "larger scheme of things"?  Not me, that's for
sure.  My concern is rather narrowly focused on staying alive to graduate, after
which I will retire and THEN consider the larger scheme of things. -- Tirraj

The Convicted Assassin is Harkene, which probably means he comes from, I don't know,
North Fork or Murska or somewhere like that.  He certainly doesn't have a proper
appreciation of the True Blood! -- Stiljanz
P.S.  I said that about the True Blood because it seems to be expected of me in the
absence of, oh, Noachian and his crew, for example.  I don't much care, myself.
P.P.S.  The Convicted Assassin has lousy aim.

The Userous Merchant?  I snorkle at him.  What a fool.  He came to Veastian
originally to sell us wool, you know, but...wool?  We wear SILK here.  Uh, don't we?
Anyway, this stuff was coarse and scratchy and PLAID.  No fashion sense to it.  So he
had to change jobs in a hurry, 'specially after his rotten old wool was impounded for
non-payment of something or other, and he took up usery, and look where THAT got him.
Bet he wishes he'd stayed home. -- Grinian

Treestump -- I don't like treestumps much, or at least, I never thought I did.  But
it's such a pleasure to fight a real warrior that I now find that I just LOVE
treestumps.  Odd.  It isn't like I have any use for a stump.  Perhaps you have a
suggestion? -- Konjor the puzzled

Hmm.  Listening to other people around here "talk" (boast is the word I'd use), you
wouldn't think a Karnhorn would be a thief, would you?  Of course, if you listen to
MY folks talk, well, ALL Karnhorns are thieves.  And I must admit that it was fun
chopping him up. -- Tirniellis

This is a very odd newsletter.  Anybody else notice that it seems to be dated in
AUGUST of this year? -- Jorja

     There was a slight error with the time engines at the Secret Underground
     Headquarters.  Please ignore it. -- Ed.

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOLF 1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WOLF 2 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
WOLF 3 was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DART demolished TIRRAJ in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight.
GRINIAN devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
STILJANZ viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. novice brawl.
TREESTUMP viciously subdued KONJOR in a 2 minute gory competition.
TIRNIELLIS handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a crowd boring 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  14 -  0      26  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 467 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        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                11   5  0   65 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRINIAN 4407               14  10  0   63 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-LUNGE      STILJANZ 4409              14   9  0   56 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DART 3865.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
STILJANZ 4409.  The ten other most popular fighters were DART 3865, GRINIAN 4407, 
TREESTUMP 4357, KONJOR 4448, TIRRAJ 4429, WOLF 1 4461, WOLF 2 4462, WOLF 3 4463, 
TIRNIELLIS 4460, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TIRNIELLIS 4460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOLF 3 4463, WOLF 2 4462, WOLF 1 4461, TIRRAJ 4429, KONJOR 4448, 
TREESTUMP 4357, GRINIAN 4407, DART 3865, STILJANZ 4409, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DART (43-3865) WOLF RIDERS (391)