DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2006    Duedate: 03/01/2006

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-469

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIRRAJ
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4429) [13-5-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAPHNE CAMISADO                SNOHBAL
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         DARKSPEAR (443)
(43-3991) [18-12-2,124]        (43-4424) [5-1-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DAPHNE CAMISADO                SNOHBAL
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         DARKSPEAR (443)
(43-3991) [18-12-2,124]        (43-4424) [5-1-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROGUES' GALLERY (290)       71
2. THE FIVE RONIN (425)        41      THE FAMILY (116)
3. THE FAMILY (116)             8      Unchartered Team
4. DARKSPEAR (443)              4
5. WOLF RIDERS (391)            0      DARKSPEAR (443)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DARKSPEAR (443)            5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 2- 1 WOLF RIDERS (391)         91 101  8 47.4   2/ 0 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      4  1 1
 3/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         461 518 10 47.1   3/ 0 ROGUES' GALLERY (290)     4  1 0
 4/ 0 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    89 106 11 45.6   4- 2 WOLF RIDERS (391)         4  6 0
 5/ 0 THE FIVE RONIN (425)      32  39  2 45.1   5/ 0*DARKSPEAR (443)           1  0 0
 6/ 0 ROGUES' GALLERY (290)     22  33  0 40.0   6/ 0 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 527): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 520): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 468): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 361): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 421): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 527): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 520): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 468): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 361): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 421): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
                   (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This is pathetic.  We should close down the arena for a couple of months and go
to the South Seas for sun, surf, and sand.  Debby Tonte's got the right idea.
Relaxation.

                                       Tirraj

P.S.  The Fratsfa Slave is pathetic, too.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in VEASTIAN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  What's with TIRADE?  She 
actually beat TERMAGANT VOTARY's LADY MANTLE, and walked away with 25 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at ROGUES' GALLERY while they watched RIGA clobber 
STILJANZ.  He lost 9 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
ETHON EL KEER was reminded on the sands why TIRRAJ is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want 
to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of VEASTIAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRRAJ 4429                  13   5  0    88       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         18  12  2   124       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETHON EL KEER 3992           12  17  1    79       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 GRINIAN 4407                 15  11  0    67       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIGA 2895                     7   4  0    66       ROGUES' GALLERY (290)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOHBAL 4424                  5   1  0    61       DARKSPEAR (443)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILJANZ 4409                15  10  0    55       THE FAMILY (116)
 TIRADE 3074                   4   4  0    48       ROGUES' GALLERY (290)
 ARIEL 2894                    3   8  0    43       ROGUES' GALLERY (290)
 TELLI 2896                    6   5  0    41       ROGUES' GALLERY (290)
 ODA 4337                      3   0  0    34       THE FIVE RONIN (425)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TREESTUMP 4357                5   5  0    31       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 CHIKUAMI 4336                 3   0  1    26       THE FIVE RONIN (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460               3   1  0    22       THE FAMILY (116)
 LOST HOPE 3119                2   2  0    22       ROGUES' GALLERY (290)
 ASANO 4457                    1   0  0    20       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
 LADY MANTLE 4267              2  11  0    17       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 KONJOR 4448                   1  11  0    14       THE FAMILY (116)
 IKEDA 4458                    1   0  0    14       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
 DANJO 4334                    1   2  0    12       THE FIVE RONIN (425)
-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?
CONVICTED THIEF 1      0  1 0   1                   CHIKUAMI 4336         469 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I don't always agree with Tirraj about stuff, but he's right about the Fratsfa Slave.
Pathetic. -- Grinian

And the Userous Merchant is pathetic.  One percent interest compounded annually?
Pathetic. -- Stiljanz

Treestump -- You're not pathetic, but I have to warn you that there's this stuff a
guy told me about for killing stumps.  Not that *I* want to kill you.  Just a
friendly warning sort of deal. -- Konjor

And to round out our day, the Convicted Thief is also pathetic.  What a surprise. --
Tirniellis

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIRRAJ bested ETHON EL KEER in a 1 minute Title fight.
DAPHNE CAMISADO devastated GRINIAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SNOHBAL viciously subdued TELLI in a popular 3 minute gruesome match.
STILJANZ was devastated by RIGA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TIRNIELLIS was defeated by ODA in a 1 minute amateur's match.
ARIEL viciously subdued KONJOR in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
LADY MANTLE was overpowered by TIRADE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LOST HOPE unbelievably bested DANJO in a 2 minute melee.
CHIKUAMI slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
IKEDA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a slow 4 minute uneven duel.
ASANO overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                  3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   9 -  3      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 469 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                13   5  0   88 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991       18  12  2  124 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    GRINIAN 4407               15  11  0   67 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-LUNGE      RIGA 2895                   7   4  0   66 ROGUES' GALLERY (290)
TOTAL PARRY      TELLI 2896                  6   5  0   41 ROGUES' GALLERY (290)
LUNGING ATTACK   ODA 4337                    3   0  0   34 THE FIVE RONIN (425)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SNOHBAL 4424.  The ten other most popular fighters were ARIEL 2894, TIRADE 
3074, DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991, DANJO 4334, TIRRAJ 4429, RIGA 2895, ODA 4337, LOST HOPE 
3119, ASANO 4457, and TELLI 2896.

The least popular fighter this week was IKEDA 4458.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIRNIELLIS 4460, STILJANZ 4409, GRINIAN 4407, ETHON EL KEER 3992, 
CHIKUAMI 4336, LADY MANTLE 4267, KONJOR 4448, TELLI 2896, ASANO 4457, and LOST HOPE 
3119.