DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/01/2006    Duedate: 03/28/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-240

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOEY
A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
(45-4126) [13-6-1,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOEY                           B.F. GOODRICH
A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)          ROAD WARRIORS (476)
(45-4126) [13-6-1,126]         (45-4143) [5-1-0,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FROSTBITE                      FROSTBITE
NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)          NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
(45-4014) [4-28-0,49]          (45-4014) [4-28-0,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)       48
2. AMOEBA (425)                15      NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
3. ROAD WARRIORS (476)          8      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE FORCES (428)          0
5. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       -5      AMOEBA (425)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      195 157 10 55.4   1/ 2 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)    12  3 0
 2/ 3*AMOEBA (425)              19  18  1 51.4   2/ 4*AMOEBA (425)              6  3 0
 3/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    138 175  3 44.1   3/ 1*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       6  7 0
 4/ 6 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     75 100  5 42.9   4- 3 DARQUE FORCES (428)       5  5 0
 5/ 5*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       13  19  0 40.6   5/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     3 11 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 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): 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 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in STORMCROWE this turn, and let's 
start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as ROAD WARRIORS is pushed out of top team by A DEAL'S A DEAL, who came 
from 2nd with a 5-0-0 this turn.  The A DEAL'S A DEAL guild has had a 5-0-0 turn and 
deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can 
lead.  And let's see, MOLDY MORT fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 20 points and 
contributed to A DEAL'S A DEAL's 5-0-0.  ICELINIA has lost to B.F. GOODRICH, falling 
12 points, while helping make NORTHERN LIGHTS a 2-2-0 turn.  Due to hers absence and 
inability to defend the throne, HOT LIPS has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not 
without some honor, ZOEY now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of STORMCROWE. 
Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters 
do dishes at The Shadow's Fountain until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  SUPERIOR FORCES has cause to stand 
tall, as they were STORMCROWE's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And avoiding SUPERIOR FORCES more than any other team we find ROAD 
WARRIORS.  STORMCROWE, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, 
sports fans, take notice that ICELINIA from NORTHERN LIGHTS was STORMCROWE's most 
challenged warrior this turn.  In a brave attempt, SANTA from AMOEBA challenged up 18 
points to fight AUNTY MACASSAR from the A DEAL'S A DEAL stable.  SANTA perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he was beat by AUNTY MACASSAR and ended up with 52 
recognition points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that STORMCROWE has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in STORMCROWE and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOEY 4126                    13   6  1   126       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOT LIPS 3743                35   8  0   129       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTFLARE 4112              10  11  0    92       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAGGEDY ANN 4148             13   2  0    82       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137           9   8  0    82       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 BERTHA 4168                  11   3  1    72       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 B.F. GOODRICH 4143            5   1  0    72       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALRUS 3995                  10  24  0    59       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SANTA 3680                    5   3  1    52       AMOEBA (425)
 ICELINIA 4092                12  12  1    51       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 FROSTBITE 4014                4  28  0    49       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 REE FLECTOR 4185              3   1  0    45       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-ROSE GUARD 3684               4   3  0    42       AMOEBA (425)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LULU 4135                     8   8  0    33       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FRANK SINATRA 3683            5   3  0    25       AMOEBA (425)
 MACHIAVELLI 4179              2   0  0    24       AMOEBA (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190         2   0  0    21       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 MOLDY MORT 4191               1   0  0    20       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 WINSTON 4141                  3   4  0    16       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
-THE BRIDE 4180                1   3  0    14       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-EMILY STRANGE 4177            2   3  0     9       DARQUE FORCES (428)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VANILLA 3681           2  6 0 AMOEBA 425            SHEWISH GIANT 21      240 NONE    
SPOT 4186              1  3 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     STONE GOLEM 26        240 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Emily Strange -- To fight a Strange fight, or was that a Strange fighter?  Ha! --
Hen-Pecked Harry

Lulu -- Can't help myself...WHATTA LULU!!!  (sorry)  Ahhh...a bit of self-
approvaling.  For myself, a recurring necessity. -- Bertha

Icelinia -- And the crowd goes wild.  This town sure appreciates a good knock-down
drag-out contest. -- Aunty Macassar

Shard -- Zing, Zap, Zowie -- Zoey

Hot Lips -- I love your burning kisses!  The bursts of steam are especially enticing.
We're an explosive combination! -- Frostflare
P.S.  The skills are good, too.

Zoey -- Ma'am, it's an everlasting sorrow to me that I'm going off and leaving you
out here in the cold, cruel world!  I do hope and believe that you'll be along soon,
and we can have some high old times on the Isle. -- Shard
P.S.  I won my first fight on the Isle, and I did it for you.

Aunty Macassar -- I hope to grow up to be JUST LIKE you.  You're a roll model. --
Icelinia
P.S.  Butterflake.
P.P.S.  Although I don't suppose macassar oil is much like butter?

Ree Flector -- That was a cunning ploy, the use of shiny bits on your shield to blind
your opponent.  You didn't think that up yourself, did you?  It doesn't seem like an
orcish sort of thing. -- Walrus
P.S.  Ah...nothing in the way of a racial slur intended.  Just, orcs are more direct,
usually.

B.F. Goodrich -- You wouldn't happen to be related to the Goodriches who make those
FANTASTIC milkshakes, would you?  Because I have conceived a sudden yen for one of
those.  Rich, thick, creamy, chocolaty.... -- Frostbite

B.F. Goodrich -- I don't say that someone running into me on the road would improve
my health, but I'm a hefty fellow, and I wouldn't improve theirs, either. -- Walrus
P.S.  Not to mention the teeth.

Zoey -- That sounds like a plan. -- Icelinia

Applejack -- (alarmed)  Stay out of vicious circles!  You end up biting yourself on
the back of the neck. -- Jorja

Arenamaster Nhor -- I'm a big fan of not being remorseless or any other kind of
signal.  A low profile, that's my goal. -- L.P. Shard

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VANILLA was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SPOT was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
B.F. GOODRICH demolished ICELINIA in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SANTA was vanquished by AUNTY MACASSAR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
FROSTFLARE was overpowered by ZOEY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BERTHA devastated REE FLECTOR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
WALRUS overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
FROSTBITE viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 5 minute uneven fight.
WINSTON was unbelievably bested by FRANK SINATRA in a 3 minute duel.
MACHIAVELLI overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HEN-PECKED HARRY defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's fight.
MOLDY MORT handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  12 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  23 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |

Turn 240 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     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOEY 4126                  13   6  1  126 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
PARRY-LUNGE      AUNTY MACASSAR 4137         9   8  0   82 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
PARRY-STRIKE     BERTHA 4168                11   3  1   72 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   B.F. GOODRICH 4143          5   1  0   72 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 FROSTBITE 4014.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPOT 4186, WINSTON 
4141, WALRUS 3995, B.F. GOODRICH 4143, ZOEY 4126, AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, BERTHA 4168, 
MACHIAVELLI 4179, MOLDY MORT 4191, and VANILLA 3681.

The least popular fighter this week was REE FLECTOR 4185.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FROSTFLARE 4112, HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190, FRANK SINATRA 3683, 
SANTA 3680, ICELINIA 4092, VANILLA 3681, MOLDY MORT 4191, MACHIAVELLI 4179, BERTHA 
4168, and AUNTY MACASSAR 4137.