DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/03/2008    Duedate: 07/16/2008

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

J'KOROU
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4560) [21-9-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

J'KOROU                        SOLDIER 1
THE FAMILY (116)               MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
(43-4560) [21-9-1,108]         (43-4600) [5-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NORILTENNE                     SOLDIER 1
THE FAMILY (116)               MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
(43-4573) [16-10-2,95]         (43-4600) [5-0-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            28
2. MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)     25      THE FAMILY (116)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)   22   3  0 88.0   1/ 1*MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)  12  3 0
 2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         622 665 16 48.3   2/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         11  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

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Darkfall #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the hills northwest of Jurine:

     "Why us, here?" Fool's Gold asked.
     Moonjumper lowered the spyglass and rubbed her forehead.  "Because it has to be
somebody and we didn't duck fast enough?"  She handed the glass to Cadal.
     "I hate this thing," the Murskan muttered, raising it.  "Using it makes my head
ache.  But Fool has a point.  Or a question.  Why send us--or anyone--to Jurine?
     "Us, because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine<' Moonjumper said.
"Here... because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine, and it seems... odd."
     "City of a Thousand Pleasures," Cadal said, scanning it with the glass.
"They're too busy being decadent to notice anything wrong outside their walls."
     "Maybe."  Fool's Gold was frowning now, squinting at the distant city as though
he could make out details simply by concentrating.  "But that would make it easy to
infiltrate, and it isn't all that far from the captial.  And I still think the Black
Kalive is interested in doing more than just building his power base around Kurukar.
I'd bet my retirement lands against an eggshell that he wants to make himself
Kjarran's Satrap for the Empire."
     "But, Fool, he CAN'T!" Moonjumper protested.  "It's a question of legitimacy,
and without the bloodline from the first Satrap, he just doesn't have it."
     "As regent for his sister's kids, who DO have the bloodline--"
     "Okay, point.  And that would be... a disaster," Moonjumper agreed.  "The
reports out of Kurukar--purges, tortures, blood scarifices--"
     "Yeah.  So I guess we have to infiltrate Jurine oursleves and check it out,"
Cadal said as he lowered the spyglass.  "If there are any watchers between here and
the walls, I'm not seeing them, either."
     "Or much activity of any kind," Fool added.  "Shouldn't there be people in the
fields?"
     The three gladiators looked at each other and nodded.
     "Something is wrong down there," Fool's Gold said, "whether it's the hand of the
Black Kaliv or not.  Let's go find out what."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): THINKER of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): ODALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 391): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): GENX PERFECT HITS (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 291): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      If I could not hold my own against M. Chardinee, I would not deserve the title
of duelmaster.

                                        J'Korou

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for VEASTIAN.  MVP award for SOLDIER 3?  MEDAL 
OF HONOR F1's proud of him after beating CAPTURED ORC and getting 12 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  RALPH NEPPEL's match with SELINSIA cost him a loss of 6 
points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think J'KOROU should let 
M. CHARDINEE be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the 
wiseguy that said VEASTIAN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Swinging 
Aardvark?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All VEASTIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  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 gotta leave.  VEASTIAN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 J'KOROU 4560                 21   9  1   108       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORTH LISSANDO 4585          15   5  0    99       THE FAMILY (116)
 NORILTENNE 4573              16  10  2    95       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SJORDHAL 4523                18  29  0    88       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 1 4600                5   0  0    56       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 LEO POWERS 4599               5   0  0    51       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
 SELINSIA 4588                11   7  2    48       THE FAMILY (116)
 SOLDIER 3 4597                4   1  0    38       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLDIER 2 4598                4   1  0    28       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RALPH NEPPEL 4596             4   1  0    20       MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Kung-Fu Master is a stupid idiot.  One of the fans said so. -- Worth Lissando
P.S.  And I'm not going to argue with a fan.

The Convicted Assassin is look rather shopworn.  I think we should get a new one. --
Noriltenne

Again the Kung-Fu Master, again he loses. -- Sjordhal

Soldier 1 -- Our only managed opponent and our only loss.  I guess it's something
that I lost to Number One. -- Selinsia, not comforted

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

J'KOROU bested M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute Title fight.
WORTH LISSANDO bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute brutal duel.
SJORDHAL viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a 5 minute gruesome veteran's match.
NORILTENNE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LEO POWERS overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SOLDIER 1 viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody novice's duel.
SELINSIA overpowered RALPH NEPPEL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SOLDIER 3 defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute beginner's melee.
SOLDIER 2 vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   1 -  0      90  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   3 -  0      85  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 531 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-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  J'KOROU 4560               21   9  1  108 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   WORTH LISSANDO 4585        15   5  0   99 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-STRIKE     SOLDIER 1 4600              5   0  0   56 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
AIMED BLOW       LEO POWERS 4599             5   0  0   51 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
WALL OF STEEL    SELINSIA 4588              11   7  2   48 THE FAMILY (116)
BASHING ATTACK   SOLDIER 3 4597              4   1  0   38 MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NORILTENNE 4573.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLDIER 1 4600.  The ten other most popular fighters were J'KOROU 4560, WORTH 
LISSANDO 4585, NORILTENNE 4573, SELINSIA 4588, SOLDIER 3 4597, SJORDHAL 4523, LEO 
POWERS 4599, SOLDIER 2 4598, RALPH NEPPEL 4596, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was RALPH NEPPEL 4596.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SOLDIER 2 4598, LEO POWERS 4599, SJORDHAL 4523, SOLDIER 3 4597, 
SELINSIA 4588, NORILTENNE 4573, WORTH LISSANDO 4585, J'KOROU 4560, SOLDIER 1 4600, 
and  0.