DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/27/2006    Duedate: 05/10/2006

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-474

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIRRAJ
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4429) [15-8-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILJANZ                       TIRRAJ
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4409) [19-11-0,91]         (43-4429) [15-8-0,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            33
2. WOLF RIDERS (391)           29      THE FAMILY (116)
3. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)       0      Unchartered Team
4. ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)       0
                                       THE ARCHIVES (345)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)     8   2  0 80.0   1/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          8  7 0
 2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         474 530 10 47.2   2- 1*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    5  0 0
 3- 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    97 111 13 46.6   3- 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    2  1 1
 4/ 0 WOLF RIDERS (391)         91 105  8 46.4   4/ 0 WOLF RIDERS (391)         0  4 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 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.

     Nobody was willing to contest for the title?  How sad and what a depressing
comment on the state of this arena.

                                       Tirraj

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt VEASTIAN will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ANIMAL MAGNETISM is pushed out of top team by THE FAMILY, who came 
from 4th with a 4-1-0 this turn.  THE FAMILY stable has parlayed this turn's 4-1-0 
into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 1st place.  Good work, 
guys!  And let's see, KURESSA D'GEN fought MORDANT DESERTER and gained 12 points and 
contributed to THE FAMILY's 4-1-0.  TIRNIELLIS has lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, 
falling 3 points, while helping make THE FAMILY a 4-1-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TIRRAJ remains VEASTIAN's top warrior for 
another turn.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources 
that The Welcome Wench uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that VEASTIAN has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in VEASTIAN and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in VEASTIAN again, farewell-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRRAJ 4429                  15   8  0    91       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         21  12  2   149       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-ETHON EL KEER 3992           15  17  2   125       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 STILJANZ 4409                19  11  0    91       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONJOR 4448                   4  13  0    32       THE FAMILY (116)
-TREESTUMP 4357                5   5  0    31       WOLF RIDERS (391)
-BENGAL 4444                   2   0  0    28       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
-TAMARA RAHN 4385              3   2  1    24       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAGUAR 4440                   2   0  0    22       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 TIRNIELLIS 4460               5   4  0    21       THE FAMILY (116)
-LION 4442                     2   0  0    16       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
-HYENA 4459                    1   0  0    15       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480            1   1  0    13       THE FAMILY (116)
-LONE WOLF 4443                1   1  0    13       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GRINIAN 4407          16 13 0 THE FAMILY 116        ETHON EL KEER 3992    472         
WOLF 7 4467            0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       HIGH ELF 19           474 NONE    
WOLF 9 4469            0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       SHEWISH GIANT 21      474 NONE    
WOLF 10 4470           0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       HIGH ELF 19           474 NONE    
WOLF 8 4468            0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       ARENAMASTER KHYL 23   474 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- Practice, eh?  Just as long as you don't preach, I'm good. *grin* -- Lord
Xiang

Stiljanz -- But then we'd have to take responsibility for any brawls we get into.
After all, being 'under the influence' will prevent most extended jail time, though
I'm sure we'd have to pay for damages.  Assuming we get caught.  Then again, we could
possibly get away scot-free BEFORE the watch arrives. *sigh* What to do? -- Riga

Jorja -- Nothing is hidden from you? (puts on a robe before finishing these
personals)  I must say, you have some EXTRAORDINARY vision! -- Lord Xiang
P.S.  Coffee will do that, most times
P.P.S.  At the moment it was either Riga or Vlad.  Of the two, Vlad has problems
spelling his name, so was probably him.

Oh, a Convicted Assassin.  Not a Karnhorn, I note.  Well, we always knew those
Harkeny were sneaky. -- Stiljanz

Chikuami -- Sneaky, indeed.  It MUST be racial.  As an orc, I am not sneaky at all,
of course. -- Tirniellis

Oda -- Yep, sneaky.  Stiljanz had the right of it. -- Konjor

And dwarves are sneaky, too.  You can tell, because they might be hiding ANYTHING
behind those beards. -- Kuressa D'Gen

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

WOLF 7 was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WOLF 9 was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
WOLF 10 was murdered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
WOLF 8 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KHYL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
TIRRAJ defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute Title match.
STILJANZ devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
TIRNIELLIS was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KONJOR vanquished CULT MEMBER in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
KURESSA D'GEN vanquished MORDANT DESERTER 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   4 -  2      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 474 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                15   8  0   91 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-LUNGE      STILJANZ 4409              19  11  0   91 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STILJANZ 4409.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TIRRAJ 4429.  The ten other most popular fighters were STILJANZ 4409, KONJOR 
4448, TIRNIELLIS 4460, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, WOLF 7 4467, WOLF 9 4469, WOLF 10 4470, 
WOLF 8 4468,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was WOLF 8 4468.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WOLF 10 4470, WOLF 9 4469, WOLF 7 4467, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, TIRNIELLIS 
4460, KONJOR 4448, STILJANZ 4409, TIRRAJ 4429,  0, and  0.