DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/01/2006    Duedate: 02/28/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-239

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [35-8-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT LIPS                       B.F. GOODRICH
DARQUE FORCES (428)            ROAD WARRIORS (476)
(45-3743) [35-8-0,129]         (45-4143) [4-1-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      FROSTFLARE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4014) [3-28-0,37]          (45-4112) [10-10-0,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROAD WARRIORS (476)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)       56
2. ROAD WARRIORS (476)         21      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. DARQUE FORCES (428)         18      Unchartered Team
4. AMOEBA (425)                 0
5. SUPERIOR FORCES (310)        0      ROAD WARRIORS (476)

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/ 2*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       9  5 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      195 157 10 55.4   2/ 1 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     9  6 0
 3- 3*AMOEBA (425)              17  16  1 51.5   3/ 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    136 173  3 44.0   4- 4*AMOEBA (425)              4  1 0
 5/ 5*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       12  16  0 42.9   5/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     3 12 0
 6/ 6 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     70 100  5 41.2   6- 6 SUPERIOR FORCES (310)     2  1 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 534): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): DOWD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 534): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 528): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 530): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 528): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 519): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 514): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 395): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 374): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 331): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 328): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 420): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
                  (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in STORMCROWE, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--ROAD WARRIORS.  ROAD WARRIORS had cause 
to celebrate, after REE FLECTOR got 23 points by beating WALRUS.  Win some, lose 
some.  Speaking of which, ZOEY was winsome, after beating SHARD and seeing him lose 
16 points.  HOT LIPS successfully staved off a grab for the roses by FROSTFLARE of 
NORTHERN LIGHTS.  Does STORMCROWE have no one talented enough to dethrone her?  Word 
has it one team in STORMCROWE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent 
to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in STORMCROWE avoid AMOEBA.  The warriors of AMOEBA 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as ROAD WARRIORS apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, FROSTBITE is the most challenged 
warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Questions are 
being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain 
tavern in STORMCROWE would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  More important duties call me.  Can 
anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for STORMCROWE?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                35   8  0   129       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOEY 4126                    12   6  1   115       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 FROSTFLARE 4112              10  10  0   105       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             13   2  0    82       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           8   8  0    75       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-PYROTECHNICS 4018            21   7  0    70       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERTHA 4168                  10   3  1    64       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 ICELINIA 4092                12  11  1    63       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-SANTA 3680                    5   2  1    57       AMOEBA (425)
 B.F. GOODRICH 4143            4   1  0    57       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASU 4105                      9   2  0    55       SUPERIOR FORCES (310)
 WALRUS 3995                   9  24  0    51       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 REE FLECTOR 4185              3   0  0    49       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROSE GUARD 3684               4   3  0    42       AMOEBA (425)
 FROSTBITE 4014                3  28  0    37       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LULU 4135                     8   8  0    33       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WINSTON 4141                  3   3  0    24       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190         1   0  0    19       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-FRANK SINATRA 3683            4   3  0    15       AMOEBA (425)
-MACHIAVELLI 4179              1   0  0    15       AMOEBA (425)
 THE BRIDE 4180                1   3  0    14       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-VANILLA 3681                  2   5  0    11       AMOEBA (425)
 EMILY STRANGE 4177            2   3  0     9       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 SPOT 4186                     1   2  0     5       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIKE ICE IRENE 4182    2  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   HIGH ELF 19           239 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Walrus -- Better luck next time old chap, just stay off the road or you'll get run
over by -- B.F.G.

Frank Sinatra -- Man, what a long song.  Maybe next time you could make it a little
shorter; I was starting to get tired. -- Ree Flector

Emily -- What a strange challenge, don't know what I was thinking. -- Spot

Like Ice Irene -- You sure stand up to your name.  You didn't even move, you just
stood there like you were frozen. -- Winston

Icelinia -- You had the move, with the spin, but I had the momentum.  Between you and
me, I prefer a bad time...solo.  However, good times should be shared. -- Zoey

All -- I tried to esh-plain, I only had one, occifer...but I had a leaky glass and
they had to keep filling it up. (BH)

All -- It's tough.  Familiarity breeds a contemptible attitude ta certain styles.
And yet, tha in-cor-por-a-tion a certain ideas leads ta tha emergence of new versions
a said styles which ain't totally contemptible, which in turn leads ta new attitudes.
S'kinda a vicious circle thing. -- Applejack

B.F. Goodrich -- Too rich for me, I'm afraid, and you know a walrus can handle quite
a lot of blubber.  But just looking at you makes me queasy. -- Walrus
P.S.  Could I interest you in a cabbage?

Rose Guard -- You're an amoeba?  How interesting!  Is it a swamp thing?  That would
be a good place to be aquatic and squishy, I would think.  Although in combination
with the "sharp, pointy tools," it's, well, peculiar.  Squishy and sharp...odd. --
Frostbite
P.S.  I am talking, of course, to distract people's attention from my really rotten
performance.  Was my face red, as the saying goes.

Hot Lips -- You totally melt me, madam.  I get all wobbly and weak at the knees when
you approach, and at contact--well, this is a family newsletter, I believe, so let's
just say that I go up in steam. -- Frostflare

Raggedy Ann -- I trust you needed no more than a few stitches and a little more
stuffing. -- Shard

Zoey -- You orcs!  You're so OBVIOUS.  It's iniquitous. -- Icelinia the not
sympathetic

Applejack -- Just for you:  Shard, SL  9  15  15  15  12  7  11  SC (yeah!)  mod/mod.
He learns attack (so they say), and has ratings in initiative and attack.  He will be
going to Crysalis and may run there for a while. -- Jorja

B.F. Goodrich -- Well, they taste AWFUL. -- Frostbite, not biting THAT again

Bertha -- Of course you did!  You are a veritable queen among cabbages. -- Walrus

Death Fog -- Oh, I don't know, it might add a certain mystery to the proceedings and
help draw crowds.  People love to watch a disaster happening to somebody else. --
Arenamaster Nhor

Lord Protector Shard -- Sorry, but we cannot do anything about "lands" for you.
There is, of course, the possibility that you might win some lands by performing a
signal (not remorseless code, though!) service for somebody with lands to spare. --
Arenamaster Nhor

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LIKE ICE IRENE was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HOT LIPS outwaited FROSTFLARE in a exciting 8 minute gory uneven Title battle.
SHARD was vanquished by ZOEY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
RAGGEDY ANN defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a monotonous 4 minute fight.
ICELINIA was bested by AUNTY MACASSAR in a 3 minute brawl.
BERTHA vanquished LULU in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
WALRUS was devastated by REE FLECTOR in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FROSTBITE was viciously subdued by B.F. GOODRICH in a action packed 1 minute melee.
WINSTON was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
EMILY STRANGE was vanquished by HEN-PECKED HARRY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE BRIDE handily defeated SPOT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  14 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  22 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 239 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       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              35   8  0  129 DARQUE FORCES (428)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOEY 4126                  12   6  1  115 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
PARRY-STRIKE     BERTHA 4168                10   3  1   64 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
WALL OF STEEL    ICELINIA 4092              12  11  1   63 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   B.F. GOODRICH 4143          4   1  0   57 ROAD WARRIORS (476)
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 B.F. GOODRICH 4143, 
ZOEY 4126, ICELINIA 4092, AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, BERTHA 4168, REE FLECTOR 4185, 
HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190, THE BRIDE 4180, LIKE ICE IRENE 4182, and LULU 4135.

The least popular fighter this week was RAGGEDY ANN 4148.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPOT 4186, WINSTON 4141, FROSTBITE 4014, WALRUS 3995, HOT LIPS 
3743, EMILY STRANGE 4177, LULU 4135, LIKE ICE IRENE 4182, THE BRIDE 4180, and 
HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190.

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

SHARD (45-3507) NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI