DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/04/2006    Duedate: 01/31/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-238

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [34-8-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT LIPS                       SANTA
DARQUE FORCES (428)            AMOEBA (425)
(45-3743) [34-8-0,123]         (45-3680) [5-2-1,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      FROSTFLARE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4014) [3-27-0,36]          (45-4112) [10-9-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROAD WARRIORS (476)         51
2. AMOEBA (425)                42      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)       15      Unchartered Team
4. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       11
5. DARQUE FORCES (428)          6      AMOEBA (425)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     81  57  0 58.7   1/ 1 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     9  6 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      192 155 10 55.3   2/ 5*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       7  3 0
 3/ 5*AMOEBA (425)              17  16  1 51.5   3/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)       7  8 0
 4/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    136 168  3 44.7   4/ 6*AMOEBA (425)              5  4 0
 5/ 8*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       10  14  0 41.7   5/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     5 10 0
 6/ 7 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     66  99  5 40.0   6- 3 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     4  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 532): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 532): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): FLIPPERS ARCADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): EXACTLY!, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 516): CHARLIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 259): RAUNI of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 236): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 392): SHANKS PONY of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in STORMCROWE!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  ROAD WARRIORS like 
really fought hard to move up to 2nd from 5th.  Way to go!  One team deserves special 
mention 'cause they moved up 2 after going 4-1-0.  Keep it up, AMOEBA!  MVP award for 
SANTA?  AMOEBA's proud of him after beating LULU and getting 17 points.  Talk about 
yer big time losers!  LULU got smashed by SANTA, and lost 15 points!  Don't you think 
the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think HOT LIPS should let FROSTFLARE be Duelmaster 
for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their 
warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  MORDRED'S MADMEN was the most avoided team.  Is a 126-117-6 record 
really that scary?  I don't know what AMOEBA's been doing.  They certainly haven't 
been accepting many fights from MORDRED'S MADMEN, that's fer sher.  Can AMOEBA's 
FRANK SINATRA be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  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'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                34   8  0   123       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARD 3507                   22  29  1   113       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 FROSTFLARE 4112              10   9  0   105       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ZOEY 4126                    11   6  1   104       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ICELINIA 4092                12  10  1    71       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             12   2  0    71       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-PYROTECHNICS 4018            21   7  0    70       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           7   8  0    64       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 BERTHA 4168                   9   3  1    57       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 SANTA 3680                    5   2  1    57       AMOEBA (425)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASU 4105                      9   2  0    55       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 B.F. GOODRICH 4143            3   1  0    55       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 WALRUS 3995                   9  23  0    50       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 ROSE GUARD 3684               4   3  0    42       AMOEBA (425)
 LULU 4135                     8   7  0    36       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTBITE 4014                3  27  0    36       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WINSTON 4141                  3   2  0    29       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 REE FLECTOR 4185              2   0  0    26       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EMILY STRANGE 4177            2   2  0    16       DARQUE FORCES (428)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK SINATRA 3683            4   3  0    15       AMOEBA (425)
 MACHIAVELLI 4179              1   0  0    15       AMOEBA (425)
 VANILLA 3681                  2   5  0    11       AMOEBA (425)
 LIKE ICE IRENE 4182           2   1  0     7       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 SPOT 4186                     1   1  0     4       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 THE BRIDE 4180                0   3  0     3       DARQUE FORCES (428)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DONNA 4187             0  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   SPYMASTER 22          238 NONE    
KIT T. FFLAT 4188      0  1 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     SHEWISH GIANT 21      238 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frostbite -- Man, sure am glad I wore those goretex gloves. -- B.F.G.

The Bride -- Sure hated to send you back home all bloody and stuff. -- Winston

Donna -- Hope I didn't hurt you too bad. -- Spot

Arenamaster Nhor -- Well of course, you haven't heard my voice.  Fogs can't talk!
Trust me when I say you don't want a fog haunting your arena.  (Much less a deadly
fog.) -- Death Fog (spelling out words through the air)

Emily Strange -- Did I leave you cold?  Cause'n, you have been chilled. -- Like Ice
Irene

Walrus -- Nice mustache, somewhere there's a broom dying of envy.  That was a tough
fight and the boss' claiming credit for the rhythms.  Like maybe I had a hand in the
victory too...hmmm, boss, maybe? -- Bertha

Raggedy Ann -- I've been outlasted, and me an ever laster, too.  I've heard sometimes
it's fatal to be noticed by greatness.  S's prob I'm not losing sleep over. -- Aunty
Macassar

Death Fog -- The Fog twists.  Alastari, it's a land where...you can say what you
want.  Where...you can let your conscience be your guide.  And...you can exercise
your personal prudence to rarely practice either.  <grin> -- Zoey

Hot Lips -- That feverish pout, how can I resist it?  So cherry-red! -- Frostflare
P.S.  Maybe you should try a really heavy duty lip balm or chapstick?  The whole
thing looks really uncomfortable.  And what if they dry out to the point where they
crack?
P.P.S.  Thanks for the skills, by the way.  They're of more value to me than the win
would have been, at this point.  Not a LOT more valuable, but some.
P.P.P.S.  And there's always the chance that you might graduate.  Many of us are
looking forward to that.

Pyrotechnics -- Ah...the unevenness, not to mention unfairness, of life strikes, eh?
Her lips are hot, your fires are cold.  Tough. -- Shard

Lulu -- (with a chilly stare)  You are so...overt.  But then, orcs have no sense of
restraint, much less elegance, style, restraint.  So...vulgar. -- Icelinia

Bertha -- Oh, gods, woman, not the CABBAGES.  I'd be glad to discuss, I dunno, kings
or ANYTHING else, but not the cabbages. -- Walrus
P.S.  We try to keep that quiet, you see.  It isn't the sort of thing we like to TALK
about.

B.F. Goodrich -- Well, no skidding for YOU, I see.  Rather disappointing, actually.
I was looking forward to seeing what you could do in a full skid. -- Frostbite

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DONNA was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KIT T. FFLAT was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
B.F. GOODRICH handily defeated WALRUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ROSE GUARD vanquished FROSTBITE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
REE FLECTOR savagely defeated FRANK SINATRA in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
SPOT was devastated by EMILY STRANGE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WINSTON devastated LIKE ICE IRENE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
HOT LIPS outlasted FROSTFLARE in a action packed 9 minute gruesome uneven Title melee.
SHARD viciously subdued RAGGEDY ANN in a action packed 2 minute gory uneven fight.
ZOEY overpowered ICELINIA in a 1 minute uneven match.
BERTHA overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SANTA demolished LULU in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
AUNTY MACASSAR devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute bloody one-sided battle.
VANILLA luckily beat THE BRIDE in a 3 minute conflict.
MACHIAVELLI handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  21 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  16 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  0      33  |

Turn 238 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              34   8  0  123 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FROSTFLARE 4112            10   9  0  105 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOEY 4126                  11   6  1  104 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ICELINIA 4092              12  10  1   71 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
PARRY-STRIKE     BERTHA 4168                 9   3  1   57 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   B.F. GOODRICH 4143          3   1  0   55 ROAD WARRIORS (476)
SLASHING ATTACK  ROSE GUARD 3684             4   3  0   42 AMOEBA (425)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FROSTBITE 4014.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was FROSTFLARE 4112.  The ten other most popular fighters were REE FLECTOR 4185, 
SHARD 3507, WINSTON 4141, THE BRIDE 4180, KIT T. FFLAT 4188, BERTHA 4168, AUNTY 
MACASSAR 4137, B.F. GOODRICH 4143, ROSE GUARD 3684, and EMILY STRANGE 4177.

The least popular fighter this week was LULU 4135.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ICELINIA 4092, SPOT 4186, FRANK SINATRA 3683, FROSTBITE 4014, WALRUS 
3995, DONNA 4187, MACHIAVELLI 4179, VANILLA 3681, SANTA 3680, and ZOEY 4126.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SHARD (45-3507) NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)