DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2006    Duedate: 07/05/2006

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-478

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STILJANZ
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4409) [21-13-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STILJANZ                       BENGAL
THE FAMILY (116)               ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
(43-4409) [21-13-0,99]         (43-4444) [2-1-0,31]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILJANZ                       KONJOR
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4409) [21-13-0,99]         (43-4448) [7-14-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLASSIC GAMES (419)         52
2. THE FAMILY (116)            37      THE FAMILY (116)
3. ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)      21      Unchartered Team
4. WOLF RIDERS (391)            5
5. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      -4      ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    11   3  1 78.6   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         487 537 10 47.6   2/ 2 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    8  5 1
 3/ 1 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)   105 116 14 47.5   3/ 0*ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)    3  1 1
 4/ 3 WOLF RIDERS (391)         91 112  8 44.8   4/ 0*CLASSIC GAMES (419)       2  3 0
 5/ 0*CLASSIC GAMES (419)        2   3  0 40.0   5/ 3 WOLF RIDERS (391)         0  3 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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I'm off to the Isle.  My final numbers; 11(+2)-10(+2)-18-17-15(+2)-6-13, ST.
Experts in riposte, attack and decise.  Moderate offensive and low activity.  Learn
riposte and naturally adept with the Fist!  Yup, the fist!  Never used it and not
likely too.  Only three experts.  I seems to learn a little bit of everything
throughout my career.  Don't know if that's a good thing or not.

Glory to Kjarran the One True God, the God of All.  And all that.

Daphne Camisado
Servant of Kjarran
Termagant Votary

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
VEASTIAN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
CLASSIC GAMES:  Not great, but not bad.  Keep up the work and look forward to having 
better success as your warriors become more seasoned.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
ASTEROIDS, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing CALLIE CELOSA like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  CALLIE CELOSA was subdued by ASTEROIDS and drops 9 points.  Well, 
everybody's pal DAPHNE CAMISADO moved hers record to 24-12-2 by defeating TIRRAJ in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 9 recognition points.  Can you believe they 
are paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the VEASTIAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Hasta la bye-bye. 
(Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILJANZ 4409                21  13  0    99       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRRAJ 4429                  17  10  0    96       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETHON EL KEER 3992           15  20  2    72       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KONJOR 4448                   7  14  0    54       THE FAMILY (116)
 TAMARA RAHN 4385              6   2  1    53       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 KURESSA D'GEN 4480            4   2  0    43       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRNIELLIS 4460               8   5  0    41       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TREESTUMP 4357                5   5  0    31       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 BENGAL 4444                   2   1  0    31       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 JAGUAR 4440                   3   0  0    30       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HYENA 4459                    2   0  1    23       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 LION 4442                     3   0  0    18       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 ASTEROIDS 4162                1   0  0    18       CLASSIC GAMES (419)
 PACMAN 4161                   1   0  0    17       CLASSIC GAMES (419)
-LONE WOLF 4443                1   1  0    13       ANIMAL MAGNETISM (446)
 CALLIE CELOSA 4477            1   1  1     5       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 TAC REUIK 4478                1   1  0     4       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DONKEY KONG 4163              0   1  0     1       CLASSIC GAMES (419)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   HYENA 4459            478 NONE    
LUNAR LANDER 4164      0  1 0 CLASSIC GAMES 419     STONE GOLEM 26        478 NONE    
DEFENDER 4160          0  1 0 CLASSIC GAMES 419     SPYMASTER 22          478 NONE    
WOLF 17 4500           0  1 0 WOLF RIDERS 391       MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     478 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stiljanz -- Thanks for that last little bit.  The title is all yours.  Good luck with
it. -- Daphne Camisado

Tirraj -- You are very good.  I'm gonna start copying your fighting style. -- Ethon
El Keer

Kuressa D'Gen -- We like your name.  We hope you have a successful career with it. --
Tamera Rahn

It's nice to start my career with a kill.  That's a good sign. -- Callie Celosa

Yes, well, same old same old here.

Ethon El Keer -- Ah.  A pleasant surprise.  Hmm, do you suppose I'm actually as good
as my record?  Nah, must be a fluke. -- Tirraj

Daphne Camisado -- Listen, you graduating fiend in Shewish form, write a column.
What's the POINT if you don't? -- Stiljanz

Tamara Rahn -- Ah.  Well...skills are always useful.  Thanks. -- Kuressa D'Gen

Captured Orc?  Bah, throw him back.  He's undersized. -- Konjor

Well, heck.  That was embarrassing.  Lost to the Ambitious Guard...was my face red!
-- Tirniellis

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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOLF 17 was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
LUNAR LANDER was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a exciting 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
DEFENDER was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DAPHNE CAMISADO won victory over TIRRAJ in a 1 minute master's brawl.
STILJANZ overpowered ETHON EL KEER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TAMARA RAHN devastated BENGAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KONJOR slimly won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
TIRNIELLIS defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 6 minute melee.
KURESSA D'GEN vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TAC REUIK was overpowered by PACMAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JAGUAR overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LION overcame DONKEY KONG in a exciting 1 minute novice's bout.
HYENA murdered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched competition.
CALLIE CELOSA was demolished by ASTEROIDS in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   1 -  1      92  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  2      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 478 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      STILJANZ 4409              21  13  0   99 THE FAMILY (116)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIRRAJ 4429                17  10  0   96 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   TAMARA RAHN 4385            6   2  1   53 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TIRNIELLIS 4460             8   5  0   41 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 KONJOR 4448.  The ten other most popular fighters were LUNAR LANDER 4164, 
STILJANZ 4409, JAGUAR 4440, LION 4442, TAMARA RAHN 4385, KURESSA D'GEN 4480, PACMAN 
4161, BENGAL 4444, DONKEY KONG 4163, and HYENA 4459.

The least popular fighter this week was TIRNIELLIS 4460.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CALLIE CELOSA 4477, TAC REUIK 4478, ETHON EL KEER 3992, TIRRAJ 4429, 
DEFENDER 4160, WOLF 17 4500, ASTEROIDS 4162, HYENA 4459, DONKEY KONG 4163, and BENGAL 
4444.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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