DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/25/2006    Duedate: 04/21/2006

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-222

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [32-4-0,154]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YAIWE                          ASH TRAY
DARK SIDHE (288)               IN THE NICOTINE (383)
(50-3414) [32-4-0,154]         (50-3498) [4-2-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MAILEA                         MAILEA
DARK SIDHE (288)               DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3518) [8-7-2,54]           (50-3518) [8-7-2,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK SIDHE (288)            39
2. IN THE NICOTINE (383)       18      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         13      Unchartered Team
4. MASTER BLASTERS (60)         7
5. HORROR SHOW (387)            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)     138  92  3 60.0   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)         12  3 2
 2- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        291 200 17 59.3   2/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       8  5 1
 3/ 3*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     15  12  2 55.6   3/ 3*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     8  5 1
 4/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         377 320 26 54.1   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        3 11 0
 5/ 5 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      116 113 10 50.7   5- 5 OPEN SESAME (199)         2  2 0
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       113 149  3 43.1   6/ 6 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      1  2 0
 7/ 7*HORROR SHOW (387)          1   4  0 20.0   7/ 7*HORROR SHOW (387)         0  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 537): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 533): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 531): VURZHAL UR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 529): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (The
                                         Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 522): QUICK STINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 517): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 509): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 470): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): ZOEY of A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 234): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 398): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 377): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 363): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 334): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 331): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 423): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 537): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 533): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 531): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 529): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 522): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 517): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 509): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 470): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 234): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 398): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 377): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 363): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 334): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 331): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 423): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 536): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 516): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 2e4): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
                     (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, SNOWBOUND?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see MAILEA win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, EVALON ELKHORN 
beat CASS DOLAN and CASS DOLAN lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if 
variety is the spice of life, SNOWBOUND may be getting bland, as YAIWE stays top dog 
in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You 
want to know what's new, don't you, SNOWBOUND?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
SNOWBOUND, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  DARK SIDHE the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like IN THE NICOTINE 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for SNOWBOUND's 
morgue.  More variety.  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next guy, but 
hey IN THE NICOTINE, whyja send L&M to the Dark Arena, look at his record, huh?  
Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in SNOWBOUND to get a drink than The Victory 
Tavern!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   32   4  0   154       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 DRAGOUL 3516                  9   7  2    78       DARK SIDHE (288)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        16  13  0    67       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            5  10  0    66       OPEN SESAME (199)
 AZAER 3096                   13   8  0    63       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAILEA 3518                   8   7  2    54       DARK SIDHE (288)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553           2   0  1    35       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            7   5  0    29       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ASH TRAY 3498                 4   2  1    27       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               4  12  0    26       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 CANNON BALL 3519              4   1  0    25       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
-VIRGINIA SLIM 3501            3   2  0    24       IN THE NICOTINE (383)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMJON 3554                   2   0  0    20       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-STREET SIGN 3523              3   4  0    17       OPEN SESAME (199)
 AUARIA 3547                   2   2  0     9       DARK SIDHE (288)
-ABOMNINATION 3541             1   1  0     4       HORROR SHOW (387)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 IRINA JASSE 3551              0   3  0     3       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-POSION 3545                   0   1  0     1       HORROR SHOW (387)
 NINJA GIRL 3542               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?
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 NONE    
L&M 3548               2  1 0 IN THE NICOTINE 383   SNOW DEMON 24         222 NONE    
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         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Harry -- Nice job!  I thought after I stood back up I might get a rip in there but
alas it wasn't meant to be. -- Azaer

I don't know why I continue with this experiment with Azaer, I just have to see how
well he will do in Champs.  He has awhile to go to get there so I will be around at
least for another five turns or so. -- Tripwire

Gerrick -- Thought I'd give you a shot, thanks for the learns. -- Cannon Ball

Auaria -- A rather enjoyable fight. -- L&M

Gobert -- Go Bert go, maybe next time, just not this time! -- Virginia Slim

Evalon -- Is that anyway to treat a giant? -- The deceased Benson Hedges

Leanni -- See ya in the next world, kid. -- Ash Tray

Sweet Air -- And how sweet is, too.  My thanks to you for many good matches, at
least, someone on our team has had many good matches with you, and I might as well
be the one to say thanks.  May you follow me to the Isle soon. -- Fender Grale
P.S.  How tedious.  My "favorite" weapon is one I couldn't use at all well.  Go
figure.

Street Sign -- Thanks, but I wasn't lost. -- Cass Dolan
P.S.  Are you?  I don't see a street here.

Virginia Slim -- I never know what to say to women.  I'm just putty around the likes
of you.  (sigh)  I love to watch you move, though. -- Gobert Hinny

Ash Tray -- Ah.  They did warn me that associating even with second-hand smoke could
be dangerous to my health.  And they were right. -- Ghost of Leanni Maris

Domjon -- Fat lot of good that "rethinking" does me. -- Irina Jasse, already
committed

Lord Protector Neuma and Lord Protector Fender Grale -- As you both know, the best
chance at "lands" we can offer you is co-signing loans for you to buy lots out at
Iceberg Acres.  I wouldn't recommend it, myself. -- Arenamaster Tora

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

L&M was viciously butchered by SNOW DEMON in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
YAIWE won victory over FENDER GRALE in a exciting 3 minute expert's Title battle.
NEUMA overpowered ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
DRAGOUL bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute fight.
MAILEA savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
AZAER vanquished GERRICK GRIMM in a exciting 1 minute bloody mismatched fight.
EVALON ELKHORN overcame CASS DOLAN in a 1 minute beginner vs. expert upset fight.
ASH TRAY vanquished GOBERT HINNY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CANNON BALL overpowered KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AUARIA defeated IRINA JASSE in a 1 minute novice's fight.
DOMJON handily defeated NINJA GIRL 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   4 -  1      78  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  19 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  3      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 222 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 32   4  0  154 DARK SIDHE (288)
WALL OF STEEL    DRAGOUL 3516                9   7  2   78 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      16  13  0   67 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAILEA 3518                 8   7  2   54 DARK SIDHE (288)
BASHING ATTACK   EVALON ELKHORN 3553         2   0  1   35 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MAILEA 3518.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MAILEA 3518.  The ten other most popular fighters were YAIWE 3414, AZAER 3096, DOMJON 
3554, DRAGOUL 3516, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, ASH TRAY 3498, AUARIA 3547, L&M 3548, 
GERRICK GRIMM 3530, and CASS DOLAN 3517.

The least popular fighter this week was NINJA GIRL 3542.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were IRINA JASSE 3551, GOBERT HINNY 3552, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, CANNON BALL 
3519, CASS DOLAN 3517, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, L&M 3548, AUARIA 3547, ASH TRAY 3498, and 
EVALON ELKHORN 3553.

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

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