DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2006    Duedate: 06/21/2006

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAPHNE CAMISADO
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
(43-3991) [23-12-2,176]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAPHNE CAMISADO                POSITION IS EMPTY
TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)         
(43-3991) [23-12-2,176]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILJANZ                       KONJOR
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4409) [20-13-0,93]         (43-4448) [6-14-0,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      36
2. THE FAMILY (116)            17      TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
3. WOLF RIDERS (391)            0      Unchartered Team

                                       PRIME TEAM (225)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   103 113 14 47.7   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          9  6 0
 2/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         483 536 10 47.4   2/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    6  2 1
 3- 3 WOLF RIDERS (391)         91 111  8 45.0   3- 3 WOLF RIDERS (391)         0  6 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===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

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt VEASTIAN will ever be the same.  And let's see, KONJOR fought CAPTURED ORC 
and gained 19 points and contributed to THE FAMILY's 2-3-0.  ETHON EL KEER has lost 
to TIRRAJ, falling 6 points, while helping make TERMAGANT VOTARY a 4-1-1 turn.  
Defending hers title for another turn, DAPHNE CAMISADO kept THE FAMILY's warrior, 
STILJANZ, from claiming the throne.  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 most challenged warrior this turn 
was THE FAMILY's warrior TIRRAJ.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     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.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, VEASTIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls. 
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in VEASTIAN, but never good to wear out 
my welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in VEASTIAN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         23  12  2   176       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRRAJ 4429                  17   9  0    97       THE FAMILY (116)
 STILJANZ 4409                20  13  0    93       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETHON EL KEER 3992           15  19  2    75       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONJOR 4448                   6  14  0    48       THE FAMILY (116)
 TAMARA RAHN 4385              5   2  1    47       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TREESTUMP 4357                5   5  0    31       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480            3   2  0    30       THE FAMILY (116)
 TIRNIELLIS 4460               7   5  0    28       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLIE CELOSA 4477            1   0  1    14       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 TAC REUIK 4478                1   0  0    11       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                   CALLIE CELOSA 4477    477 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Daphne Camisado -- Saved by the bell!  Not that I mean to suggest you resemble a
bell, well, maybe you have bell-like tones in your voice?  But I don't have the
crushing weight of the Duel2Dude's title on my shoulders, and that is a big thing.
And I'm sure you need the title and the rating and all to get you closer to
graduation, right? -- Tirraj

Ethon el Keer -- Listen, bub, you were supposed to WIN that one!  It was supposed to
get you closer to a winning record and all.  And it was supposed to fix MY record.
Twenty-twelve for a member of The Family?  This is ridiculous!  I can hardly stand
myself. -- Stiljanz

Tamara Rahn -- Do you realize that if I go on like this and survive till I get up
around one hundred fights, I'll get Invited to the Isle on the assumption that I'm a
sandbagger?  Me, who never, ever, put any sand in a bag, or even a pocket.  Maybe a
shoe, but only by accident. -- Konjor
P.S.  I dunno what the point of that was, I lost track of it somewhere.
P.P.S.  If there was a point.

Well, heck.  The old Persistent Beggar is getting smart or something.  I only hit him
ONCE, and instead of persisting and trying to fight, he just QUIT.  Folded right up.
I didn't break more than four of his ribs, either.  Well, maybe five, but no more
than that. -- Tirniellis

I suspect the Embezzling Scribe will find it harder to ply his trade now that I broke
most of the bones in his hand.  Ha!  I hate embezzlers, they not only steal, they
make it harder for everyone else to get by because of all the paperwork and security
measures that are instituted to keep them at bay.  As if an Embezzling Scribe cared
about the paperwork!  They cheat, you know. -- Kuressa D'Gen

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ETHON EL KEER was devastated by TIRRAJ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DAPHNE CAMISADO demolished STILJANZ in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
TAMARA RAHN defeated KURESSA D'GEN in a 2 minute duel.
KONJOR devastated CAPTURED ORC in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided contest.
TIRNIELLIS was bested by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute brawl.
TAC REUIK won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
CALLIE CELOSA executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   1 -  1      91  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   1 -  2      88  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 477 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991       23  12  2  176 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                17   9  0   97 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-LUNGE      STILJANZ 4409              20  13  0   93 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   TAMARA RAHN 4385            5   2  1   47 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
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 KONJOR 4448.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIRRAJ 4429, TAC REUIK 
4478, DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991, TAMARA RAHN 4385, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, ETHON EL KEER 3992, 
STILJANZ 4409, TIRNIELLIS 4460, CALLIE CELOSA 4477, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CALLIE CELOSA 4477.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIRNIELLIS 4460, STILJANZ 4409, ETHON EL KEER 3992, KURESSA 
D'GEN 4480, TAMARA RAHN 4385, DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991, TAC REUIK 4478, TIRRAJ 4429, 
KONJOR 4448, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DAPHNE CAMISADO (43-3991) TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BENGAL 4444 (2-0-0)                    4  3  0         ANIMAL MAGNETISM     

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PACMAN 4161 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         CLASSIC GAMES