DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2006    Duedate: 05/23/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-242

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [37-8-0,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT LIPS                       B.F. GOODRICH
DARQUE FORCES (428)            ROAD WARRIORS (476)
(45-3743) [37-8-0,148]         (45-4143) [6-2-0,92]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZOEY                           ZOEY
A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)          A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
(45-4126) [13-8-1,105]         (45-4126) [13-8-1,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE LION'S DEN (479)        58
2. ROAD WARRIORS (476)         38      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)       35      Unchartered Team
4. AVID FANS (65)              20
5. THE FIVE RONIN (481)         0      THE LION'S DEN (479)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 6*THE LION'S DEN (479)       4   1  1 80.0   1/ 4 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  7 0
 2/ 1 DARQUE FORCES (428)      200 161 10 55.4   2/ 1 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     6  9 0
 3- 2*AMOEBA (425)              19  18  1 51.4   3/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)       5  4 0
 4/ 0 AVID FANS (65)           138 131 13 51.3   4/ 3*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       5  5 0
 5/ 0 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      39  47  3 45.3   5/ 6*THE LION'S DEN (479)      4  1 1
 6/ 4*ROAD WARRIORS (476)       17  21  0 44.7   6- 0 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      4  1 0
 7/ 3 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    142 180  3 44.1   7/ 0 AVID FANS (65)            3  2 2
 8/ 5 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     76 109  5 41.1   8- 5*AMOEBA (425)              2  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 540): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): MAXIMUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): WHITE SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (Maximillian)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): KARELLO of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): CAT STEVENS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): REDD of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): OLD HABITS (Father O'Malley, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                   (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
                       (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  STORMCROWE needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, A DEAL'S 
A DEAL, but NORTHERN LIGHTS was just too good to be stopped.  NORTHERN LIGHTS like 
really fought hard to move up to 1st from 4th.  Way to go!  One team deserves special 
mention 'cause they moved up 1 after going 4-1-1.  Keep it up, THE LION'S DEN!  I 
just can't say enough good things about THE LION'S DEN.  They went 4-1-1 their first 
time, don't slouch, and they've got good oral hygiene!  MVP award for THE JANITOR?  
AVID FANS' proud of him after beating BERTHA and getting 34 points.  Talk about yer 
big time losers!  AN ARENA DOCTOR got smashed by PUMA, and lost 15 points!  ZOEY 
thinks hers 13-8-1 and studly character is good enough to face up to the Duelmaster.  
Any bets?  This Duelmaster is like something else!  HOT LIPS stopped ZOEY dead in 
hers tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask 
me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  The warriors 
of DARQUE FORCES must be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you 
guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why ROAD WARRIORS' 
been avoiding DARQUE FORCES so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Can 
DARQUE FORCES' RAGGEDY ANN be more popular than me?  She 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.  THE JANITOR of AVID FANS wasn't planning 
on killing BERTHA, I bet.  Now he has to worry about being Bloodfeuded, and getting 
put on lists...  I was SO depressed when I heard REE FLECTOR got killed.  He was just 
a kid, and didn't get a fair chance in STORMCROWE, or anything!  That was so totally 
rude when A TALENT SCOUT wasted REE FLECTOR.  I think all you warriors in STORMCROWE 
should gang up on AVID FANS!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like 
to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                37   8  0   148       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FROSTFLARE 4112              12  11  0   111       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      10   6  1   107       AVID FANS (65)
 ZOEY 4126                    13   8  1   105       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 THE JANITOR 2545             11  10  1   101       AVID FANS (65)
 A TALENT SCOUT 3950          11   6  1    96       AVID FANS (65)
 B.F. GOODRICH 4143            6   2  0    92       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137          10   9  0    86       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 THE STATISTICIAN 2309        16  20  0    83       AVID FANS (65)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             13   4  0    66       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 WALRUS 3995                  11  25  0    65       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SANTA 3680                    5   3  1    52       AMOEBA (425)
-CHIKUAMI 4214                 5   1  1    47       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 WINSTON 4141                  5   4  0    44       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LULU 4135                     9   9  0    43       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTBITE 4014                4  30  0    42       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-ROSE GUARD 3684               4   3  0    42       AMOEBA (425)
 THE BRIDE 4180                3   3  0    41       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ODA 4213                      4   2  0    26       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
-FRANK SINATRA 3683            5   3  0    25       AMOEBA (425)
-MACHIAVELLI 4179              2   0  0    24       AMOEBA (425)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IKEDA 4211                    4   0  1    22       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
-ASANO 4212                    2   2  0    16       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 PUMA 4194                     1   0  0    16       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 PANTHER 4196                  1   0  1    15       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 BLIZZARD BILL 4232            1   0  0    15       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 LYNX 4195                     1   0  0    11       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 DAPL 4192                     1   0  0    11       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190         2   2  0     8       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          1   2  0     5       AVID FANS (65)
 LADY WINTER 4231              0   1  0     1       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BERTHA 4168           11  5 1 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   THE JANITOR 2545      242         
MOLDY MORT 4191        1  2 0 A DEAL'S A DEAL 457   PANTHER 4196          242         
SERVAL 4193            0  1 0 THE LION'S DEN 479    STONE GOLEM 26        242 NONE    
REE FLECTOR 4185       4  2 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     A TALENT SCOUT 3950   242         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Icelina -- Men!  <snort>  ...welllll, men?!?  ...Icelina?  Ho Icelina??? ...where'd
you go? -- Aunty Macassar

Winston -- Oh beat the drum slowly...not me you goof-ball, I'm not the drum...I just
get beat.  Or is that beaten. -- Moldy Mort

The Bride -- As if I hadn't been picked on enough, is that ironic or what?  Bet-cha
the schedule makers were licking their chops when that particular match-up was
proposed. -- Hen-Pecked Harry
P.S.  There's no breaking me in, I'm broke in.

BF Goodrich -- And the band (and I) slog on. -- Aunty Macassar

All -- I hate ze Dwarf.  And Khalhum's a beeg nosed joker too you bet. -- Bertha

Hot Lips -- Now I know what toothpaste feels like when it's squoozed from the tube.
Sand to chin time means Plan B time. -- Zoey

Greetings, Stormcrowe.  City is a bit empty, the arena stands are half-full, and
you've a sandbagger named, "Hot Lips" on the throne.  Only four active teams,
including the lovely Orc-Mistress herself.  Surprisingly though--the personals were
relatively active.  I think I might like it here. -- Lynx

Henpecked Harry and Moldy Mort -- Ok folks--since you guys are going to be dance
partners, we're going to have to talk about self-confidence and hygiene. -- The
Lion's Den crew

Applejacks, Darques, and Barnabases...oh my!

Raggedy Ann -- You're certainly a darque force.  You chilled me to the marrow of my
bones. -- Frostflare
P.S.  Not that chilling me does any good.  I'm cold-blooded by nature.

Ree Flector -- (hands over his beady little eyes)  That blinded me! -- Walrus

Lulu -- You are one. -- Frostbite

I told people and TOLD people that the Dangerous Criminal shouldn't be let loose!
But did anyone listen?  No, of course not, because I was just a timorous woman,
easily frightened by shadows.  Bah. -- Ghost of Icelinia

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERVAL was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZOEY was unbelievably bested by HOT LIPS in a 7 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
B.F. GOODRICH overpowered RAGGEDY ANN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
COLOUR COMMENTATOR bested AUNTY MACASSAR in a exciting 1 minute veteran's fight.
FROSTFLARE devastated THE STATISTICIAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
THE JANITOR assassinated BERTHA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
A TALENT SCOUT narrowly killed REE FLECTOR in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
WALRUS vanquished LULU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FROSTBITE lost to WINSTON in a exciting 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
THE BRIDE beat AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute fight.
AN ARENA DOCTOR was subdued by PUMA in a 2 minute amateur's match.
HEN-PECKED HARRY was overcome by DAPL in a 1 minute brutal novice's contest.
MOLDY MORT was butchered by PANTHER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched bout.
LYNX savagely defeated LADY WINTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute novice's duel.
BLIZZARD BILL handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  22 -  2      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  17 -  0      32  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -  13 -  0      28  |

Turn 242 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      HOT LIPS 3743              37   8  0  148 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FROSTFLARE 4112            12  11  0  111 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
LUNGING ATTACK   COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951    10   6  1  107 AVID FANS (65)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOEY 4126                  13   8  1  105 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
PARRY-STRIKE     THE JANITOR 2545           11  10  1  101 AVID FANS (65)
PARRY-LUNGE      AUNTY MACASSAR 4137        10   9  0   86 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZOEY 4126.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZOEY 4126.  The ten other most popular fighters were LYNX 4195, WINSTON 4141, HOT 
LIPS 3743, THE JANITOR 2545, COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951, PUMA 4194, B.F. GOODRICH 4143, 
A TALENT SCOUT 3950, FROSTBITE 4014, and THE BRIDE 4180.

The least popular fighter this week was MOLDY MORT 4191.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190, BERTHA 4168, AUNTY MACASSAR 4137, RAGGEDY ANN 
4148, PANTHER 4196, LULU 4135, REE FLECTOR 4185, THE STATISTICIAN 2309, BLIZZARD BILL 
4232, and LADY WINTER 4231.