DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/25/2006    Duedate: 03/24/2006

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-221

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [31-4-0,148]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YAIWE                          VIRGINIA SLIM
DARK SIDHE (288)               IN THE NICOTINE (383)
(50-3414) [31-4-0,148]         (50-3501) [3-2-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FENDER GRALE                   NEUMA
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3389) [18-29-2,102]        (50-3406) [22-17-1,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         47
2. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          27      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. DARK SIDHE (288)            13      Unchartered Team
4. IN THE NICOTINE (383)       12
5. MASTER BLASTERS (60)         1      IN THE NICOTINE (383)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     137  92  3 59.8   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)          9  6 2
 2/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)        291 200 17 59.3   2/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       8  5 1
 3/ 3*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     13  11  2 54.2   3/ 4*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     8  7 2
 4/ 2 DARK SIDHE (288)         372 320 26 53.8   4/ 5 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4  8 0
 5/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      114 111 10 50.7   5/ 0 OPEN SESAME (199)         2  2 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       113 145  3 43.8   6/ 6 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      1  2 0
 7- 7*HORROR SHOW (387)          1   3  0 25.0   7- 7*HORROR SHOW (387)         1  3 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 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

     Greetings, Warriors of SNOWBOUND.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Say what you will 
about blind luck and dirty fighting, but DRUID'S GROVE will tell you 114-111-10 is 
nothing to laugh at...  DRUID'S GROVE had cause to celebrate, after EVALON ELKHORN 
got 27 points by beating BENSON HEDGES.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, 
FENDER GRALE was winsome, after beating SWEET AIR and seeing it lose 13 points.  
Well, Duelmaster YAIWE challenged DRUID'S GROVE's STRYKER.  Is a 30-4-0 good enough?  
Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by STRYKER, of DRUID'S GROVE, 
who despite a 17-23-0 couldn't overcome SNOWBOUND's Number 1.  Word has it one team 
in SNOWBOUND is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of MIDDLE WAY 6, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, IN THE NICOTINE scurried away from MIDDLE WAY 6.  
Oh, the shame!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, STRYKER is the most challenged warrior.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
BENSON HEDGES of IN THE NICOTINE put away EVALON ELKHORN of DRUID'S GROVE.  Let's 
hope Lady Luck continues to smile upon EVALON ELKHORN!  Oh hard!  that to strike a 
flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in SNOWBOUND is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  SNOWBOUND, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has 
agreed to foot my bill at The Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   31   4  0   148       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEUMA 3406                   22  17  1   105       DARK SIDHE (288)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            18  29  2   102       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-SUPER GROVER 3413            12   4  0    93       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ON MY WAY 3378               18   8  1    92       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SWEET AIR 3381               16  10  0    78       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        16  12  0    67       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGOUL 3516                  8   7  2    66       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY MONSTER 3430            5  10  0    66       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAER 3096                   12   8  0    56       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
 MAILEA 3518                   7   7  2    41       DARK SIDHE (288)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3517               4  11  0    33       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            7   4  0    32       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553           1   0  1    27       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 VIRGINIA SLIM 3501            3   2  0    24       IN THE NICOTINE (383)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASH TRAY 3498                 3   2  1    22       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 CANNON BALL 3519              3   1  0    19       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 STREET SIGN 3523              3   4  0    17       OPEN SESAME (199)
 L&M 3548                      2   0  0    13       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 DOMJON 3554                   1   0  0    12       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 AUARIA 3547                   1   2  0     5       DARK SIDHE (288)
-ABOMNINATION 3541             1   1  0     4       HORROR SHOW (387)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 IRINA JASSE 3551              0   2  0     2       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-POSION 3545                   0   1  0     1       HORROR SHOW (387)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KHALHUMS DWARF 16      0  1 0   1                   NEUMA 3406            221 NONE    
MATASAI THE MYST 3531  6  4 1 DRUID'S GROVE 292     DRAGOUL 3516          220         
BLOOD BATH 3543        0  1 0 HORROR SHOW 387       BENSON HEDGES 3499    219         
BENSON HEDGES 3499     2  2 1 IN THE NICOTINE 383   EVALON ELKHORN 3553   221         
LEANNI MARIS 3550      1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      ASH TRAY 3498         221         
JENNIS KLURE 3539      1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      TANQUE 3540           218         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Neuma -- Hmm, remind me not to lead with my head next time.  It's no wonder I "woke
up confused," I'm just glad I woke up at all! -- Fender Grale

Mailea -- (wincing)  You think I should lose a little there?  You might be right.
(sigh)  No more triple decker burgers with cheese and bacon. -- Cass Dolan
P.S.  And hold the fires.

Cannon Ball -- My, you're a big one, aren't you?  And so red on top! -- Irina Jasse
P.S.  But you're mean.

Posion -- Not a problem, I just took an antidote.  Worked like a charm. -- Leanni
Maris

L&M -- Doesn't that mean there were two of you out there?  No one could expect me to
defeat TWO. -- Gobert Hinny
P.S.  I'm over seven feet tall.  Why am I not listed as a dwarf?

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

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

YAIWE slimly won victory over STRYKER in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
CANNON BALL was subdued by GERRICK GRIMM in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
L&M won victory over AUARIA in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
NEUMA slew KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
SWEET AIR was devastated by FENDER GRALE in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
ON MY WAY bested DRAGOUL in a 5 minute mismatched match.
ROXANNE DE'MORRE overcame MAILEA in a 1 minute fight.
AZAER was handily defeated by HARRY MONSTER in a 2 minute uneven melee.
STREET SIGN was vanquished by CASS DOLAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VIRGINIA SLIM vanquished GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BENSON HEDGES was assassinated by EVALON ELKHORN in a 1 minute gory uneven match.
ASH TRAY assassinated LEANNI MARIS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
IRINA JASSE was devastated by DOMJON in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  14 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  22 -  1      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  20 -  3      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  13 -  2      35  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 221 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:

AIMED BLOW         2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 31   4  0  148 DARK SIDHE (288)
AIMED BLOW       NEUMA 3406                 22  17  1  105 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      16  12  0   67 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
WALL OF STEEL    DRAGOUL 3516                8   7  2   66 DARK SIDHE (288)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FENDER GRALE 3389.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NEUMA 3406.  The ten other most popular fighters were FENDER GRALE 3389, 
HARRY MONSTER 3430, YAIWE 3414, DRAGOUL 3516, CASS DOLAN 3517, DOMJON 3554, L&M 3548, 
AUARIA 3547, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, and VIRGINIA SLIM 3501.

The least popular fighter this week was ON MY WAY 3378.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRINA JASSE 3551, LEANNI MARIS 3550, GOBERT HINNY 3552, STREET SIGN 
3523, AZAER 3096, MAILEA 3518, CANNON BALL 3519, BENSON HEDGES 3499, SWEET AIR 3381, 
and GERRICK GRIMM 3530.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

NEUMA (50-3406) DARK SIDHE (288)
FENDER GRALE (50-3389) MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

STRYKER (50-3404) DRUID'S GROVE (292)

               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