DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/21/2006    Duedate: 07/18/2006

STORMCROWE ARENA

DM-45    TURN-244

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOT LIPS
DARQUE FORCES (428)
(45-3743) [38-9-0,135]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOT LIPS                       LYNX
DARQUE FORCES (428)            THE LION'S DEN (479)
(45-3743) [38-9-0,135]         (45-4195) [3-0-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZOEY                           ZOEY
A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)          A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
(45-4126) [14-9-1,102]         (45-4126) [14-9-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE FORCES (428)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)       37
2. DARQUE FORCES (428)         30      DARQUE FORCES (428)
3. THE LION'S DEN (479)        25      Unchartered Team
4. ROAD WARRIORS (476)          0
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/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)      206 165 10 55.5   1/ 2 DARQUE FORCES (428)       8  6 0
 2/ 1*THE LION'S DEN (479)       8   7  1 53.3   2/ 4*THE LION'S DEN (479)      8  7 1
 3- 3 AVID FANS (65)           138 131 13 51.3   3/ 5 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)     6  9 0
 4- 4 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      43  48  3 47.3   4/ 7 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     5 10 0
 5- 5 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       19  22  0 46.3   5- 1 THE FIVE RONIN (481)      4  1 0
 6/ 6 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)    145 187  3 43.7   6- 3 ROAD WARRIORS (476)       4  2 0
 7/ 7 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)     81 114  5 41.5   7- 6 AVID FANS (65)            3  2 2

    '*'   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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): FROSTFLARE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): FIGHTING TREE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      Well, Hot Lips, what can you expect?  Even with your lips so hot, kissing steel
at zero degrees will cause you problems.

                                      Frostflare

P.S.  The Commission's requirements for graduation become increasingly mysterious,
don't they?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of STORMCROWE.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in STORMCROWE, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new 
top team--DARQUE FORCES.  He who laughs last didn't get the joke.  Speaking of 
laughing at jokes, observe THE FIVE RONIN.  Last week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 4!  
What's a move up by 3 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to A DEAL'S A DEAL.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 8 points to AUNTY MACASSAR.  (Discrete 
enough, WALRUS?) In STORMCROWE, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find 
ourselves a new Duelmaster, HOT LIPS.  Word has it one team in STORMCROWE is taking 
speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     And how sociable are STORMCROWE's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like a horde of 
jackals fleeing from the lion, so did the "warriors" in STORMCROWE avoid ROAD 
WARRIORS.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of DARQUE FORCES, so did 
that sorry team shy from ROAD WARRIORS If challenges were horses, FROSTBITE could 
open up a fast food joint!  FROSTBITE found herself challenged by a warrior 19 below: 
LYNX.  LYNX of THE LION'S DEN kept hers wits as she subdued FROSTBITE.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid STORMCROWE farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT LIPS 3743                38   9  0   135       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COLOUR COMMENTATOR 3951      10   6  1   107       AVID FANS (65)
 FROSTFLARE 4112              13  12  0   105       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
-B.F. GOODRICH 4143            7   2  0   105       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 ZOEY 4126                    14   9  1   102       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-THE JANITOR 2545             11  10  1   101       AVID FANS (65)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-A TALENT SCOUT 3950          11   6  1    96       AVID FANS (65)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUNTY MACASSAR 4137          11  10  0    86       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
-THE STATISTICIAN 2309        16  20  0    83       AVID FANS (65)
 RAGGEDY ANN 4148             14   5  0    81       DARQUE FORCES (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WALRUS 3995                  12  26  0    63       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 THE BRIDE 4180                5   3  0    58       DARQUE FORCES (428)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHIKUAMI 4214                 6   1  1    56       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 LULU 4135                    10  10  0    47       DARQUE FORCES (428)
 FROSTBITE 4014                4  32  0    44       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 LYNX 4195                     3   0  0    44       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-WINSTON 4141                  5   5  0    39       ROAD WARRIORS (476)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IKEDA 4211                    5   0  1    30       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
-ODA 4213                      4   3  0    27       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 PUMA 4194                     3   0  0    27       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-ASANO 4212                    3   2  0    24       THE FIVE RONIN (481)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NENE 4238                     1   0  0    21       THE FIVE RONIN (481)
 HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190         3   3  0    17       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 CRUNCH 4242                   1   0  0    12       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 CELESTIAL ROSE 4240           1   0  0     9       DARQUE FORCES (428)
-POSSUMNATOR 4189              1   0  0     9       ROAD WARRIORS (476)
 LADY WINTER 4231              1   2  0     8       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 RED 4241                      1   0  0     8       A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
 PANTHER 4196                  1   2  1     6       THE LION'S DEN (479)
 DAPL 4192                     1   2  0     5       THE LION'S DEN (479)
-AN ARENA DOCTOR 4175          1   2  0     5       AVID FANS (65)
 BLIZZARD BILL 4232            1   2  0     5       NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
 OCELOT 4239                   0   2  0     2       THE LION'S DEN (479)

'-' 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 REVENGED
REE FLECTOR 4185       4  2 0 ROAD WARRIORS 476     A TALENT SCOUT 3950   242         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Frostflare -- I think you were my second challenge, but whatever your placement,
congrats on the throne!  Your style had a big turn last turn going 3-0.  You also
gave me my first loss to your style.  I won't be challenging for a return.  I'm not
interested in the throne any longer, simply leaving this place through whatever means
possible. -- Hot Lips

Aunty Macassar -- Sorry for the challenge, but I needed some redemption after the way
BFG tossed me around the arena endlessly last turn. -- Raggedy Ann

BFG -- For most of your ilk, I'm a full days work!  For one of your caliber (tourney
FE and success being a good indicator), merely a chore. -- Raggedy Ann

Frostbite -- Are you trying the long, dangerous path of Duff from Illis? -- The Bride

Chikuami -- Short and not very pleasing for me. -- Lulu

The Lion's Den and The Five Ronin -- Welcome to Stormcrowe!  I hope you stick around
for many, many turns! -- Master Darque

Road Warriors -- You tourney prepping or sticking around for a while? -- Master
Darque

Winston -- A bold man, you are indeed.  Have a cabbage. -- Walrus

The Bride -- Definitely a darque and scary thought. -- Frostbite
P.S.  I can relate to it.

Puma -- I don't actually LIKE cats, you know.  Especially big ones. -- Lady Winter

Lynx -- All that fur gives you an edge.  It isn't fair. -- Blizzard Bill

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LYNX devastated FROSTBITE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PUMA won victory over HEN-PECKED HARRY in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge battle.
OCELOT was subdued by LADY WINTER in a 3 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
FROSTFLARE was outwaited by HOT LIPS in a popular 7 minute veteran's Title contest.
ZOEY savagely defeated RAGGEDY ANN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gruesome competition.
AUNTY MACASSAR overpowered WALRUS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
THE BRIDE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 2 minute gruesome competition.
LULU vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DAPL was viciously subdued by RED in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's fight.
PANTHER was defeated by CELESTIAL ROSE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
BLIZZARD BILL was handily defeated by CRUNCH 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|
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  23 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  10 -  0      29  |

Turn 244 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       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              38   9  0  135 DARQUE FORCES (428)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FROSTFLARE 4112            13  12  0  105 NORTHERN LIGHTS (393)
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOEY 4126                  14   9  1  102 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
PARRY-LUNGE      AUNTY MACASSAR 4137        11  10  0   86 A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)
LUNGING ATTACK   THE BRIDE 4180              5   3  0   58 DARQUE FORCES (428)
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 FROSTFLARE 4112, THE BRIDE 4180, 
LADY WINTER 4231, CELESTIAL ROSE 4240, HEN-PECKED HARRY 4190, HOT LIPS 3743, AUNTY 
MACASSAR 4137, LYNX 4195, PUMA 4194, and OCELOT 4239.

The least popular fighter this week was PANTHER 4196.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALRUS 3995, BLIZZARD BILL 4232, RED 4241, DAPL 4192, FROSTBITE 4014, 
CRUNCH 4242, LULU 4135, RAGGEDY ANN 4148, OCELOT 4239, and PUMA 4194.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZOEY (45-4126) A DEAL'S A DEAL (457)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCORPIUS 3752 (25-12-0)                1  2  0         KNIGHT BREED         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATH FOG 4017 (25-11-0)               3  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TIWAZ THORSSON 3956 (0-0-0)            6  3  0         ODIN'S CHOSEN        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LYNX 4195 (0-0-0)                      4  3  1         THE LION'S DEN       
POSSUMNATOR 4189 (0-0-0)               3  3  0         ROAD WARRIORS        

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AUNTY MACASSAR 4137 (10-8-0)           0  3  0         A DEAL'S A DEAL