DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/22/2006    Duedate: 05/19/2006

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-223

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [33-4-0,159]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

YAIWE                          ASH TRAY
DARK SIDHE (288)               IN THE NICOTINE (383)
(50-3414) [33-4-0,159]         (50-3498) [5-2-1,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HARRY MONSTER                  HARRY MONSTER
OPEN SESAME (199)              OPEN SESAME (199)
(50-3430) [5-11-0,65]          (50-3430) [5-11-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DRUID'S GROVE (292)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. IN THE NICOTINE (383)       37
2. HORROR SHOW (387)           33      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. MASTER BLASTERS (60)        17      Unchartered Team
4. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         10
5. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           9      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)     139  92  3 60.2   1/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       9  4 1
 2/ 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        291 204 17 58.8   2/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)          9  6 1
 3/ 3*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     17  13  2 56.7   3/ 3*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     7  4 1
 4/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         379 323 26 54.0   4/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4  9 0
 5/ 5 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      119 114 10 51.1   5/ 7*HORROR SHOW (387)         3  3 1
 6/ 6 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       115 151  3 43.2   6/ 6 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      2  1 0
 7/ 7*HORROR SHOW (387)          4   6  1 40.0   7/ 5 OPEN SESAME (199)         2  6 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 539): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 539): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 533): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 535): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 533): KHALUM'S MIDGET of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 531): SUE SHEE 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 524): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 521): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 472): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 400): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 379): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 365): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 336): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 333): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 320): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 425): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 539): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 539): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 533): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 535): DRAGOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 533): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 531): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 521): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 472): TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 400): ARNIE'S ARMY (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 379): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 365): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 336): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 333): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 320): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 425): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 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  32 ARVAT (turn 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)
                     (turn 234): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): XANTHIPPE MANWAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to DARK SIDHE, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the DRUID'S GROVE 
stable.  DRUID'S GROVE is no joke as it posted a 3-1-0 week advancing from 2nd place 
to 1st place.  Hey everybody, watch out for AZAER, who flew up 17 points in the 
rankings after mashing SWEET AIR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  DRAGOUL was bested by VENOMOUS 
CONCUBINE and drops 9 points.  Well, everybody's pal YAIWE moved his record to 33-4-0 
by defeating ON MY WAY in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 5 recognition 
points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad DARK SIDHE?  Big bad DARK SIDHE.  Big bad DARK SIDHE.  SNOWBOUND's afraid of 
the big bad DARK SIDHE.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, 
unsling your rasberries, cause OPEN SESAME beats feet every time DARK SIDHE smiles at 
them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, CASS DOLAN 
would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' 
category, EVALON ELKHORN was mashed by ASH TRAY, who let EVALON ELKHORN know that 
killing members of IN THE NICOTINE is a no-no.  Ask not the elves for counsel, for 
they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the SNOWBOUND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   33   4  0   159       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON MY WAY 3378               18   9  1    93       OPEN SESAME (199)
-SUPER GROVER 3413            12   4  0    93       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZAER 3096                   14   8  0    80       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
 SWEET AIR 3381               16  11  0    79       OPEN SESAME (199)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        17  13  0    75       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 DRAGOUL 3516                  9   8  2    69       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HARRY MONSTER 3430            5  11  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)
 MAILEA 3518                   9   7  2    58       DARK SIDHE (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASH TRAY 3498                 5   2  1    43       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            8   5  0    39       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANNON BALL 3519              5   1  0    33       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               4  13  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 DOMJON 3554                   3   0  0    25       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-VIRGINIA SLIM 3501            3   2  0    24       IN THE NICOTINE (383)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVALON ELKHORN 3553           2   1  1    22       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 STREET SIGN 3523              3   5  0    18       OPEN SESAME (199)
 KATANA 3544                   1   0  0    13       HORROR SHOW (387)
 DEATH ANGEL 3549              1   0  0    13       HORROR SHOW (387)
 ABOMNINATION 3541             2   1  1     9       HORROR SHOW (387)
 AUARIA 3547                   2   3  0     9       DARK SIDHE (288)
 GOBERT HINNY 3552             1   3  0     8       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 IRINA JASSE 3551              1   3  0     7       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 NINJA GIRL 3542               0   2  0     2       HORROR SHOW (387)
 POSION 3545                   0   2  0     2       HORROR SHOW (387)
 NILITIR ORDE 3556             0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GORLIM 3558            0  1 0 DARK SIDHE 288        ABOMNINATION 3541     223         
MATASAI THE MYST 3531  6  4 1 DRUID'S GROVE 292     DRAGOUL 3516          220         
TAR 3555               0  1 0 IN THE NICOTINE 383   TROLLHUNTER 22        223 NONE    
BENSON HEDGES 3499     2  2 1 IN THE NICOTINE 383   EVALON ELKHORN 3553   221 JUST REV
LEANNI MARIS 3550      1  1 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      ASH TRAY 3498         221         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Azaer -- Not that I'm trying to be quiet, but turn 221, which ran on 27 Feb, didn't
get to the boss until 1 Apr, so he's running a little behind here. -- Harry Monster

Dragoul -- Holy splintering weapons, Batman! -- On My Way

Cass Dolan -- I'm thinking my nametag is going to be reading Dark Arena one of these
days. -- Street Sign

Yaiwe -- On and on.  Do you feel that you may never graduate?  But the good news is
that in another fourteen turns, win or lose, if you're alive, you're out of here. --
Fender Grale, leaving and glad of it

Evalon Elkhorn -- Gods, you're a nasty guy, aren't you? -- Cass Dolan

Ash Tray -- YUCK  Just totally YUCK. -- Gobert Hinny

Auaria -- This is not the way I visualized my "career" beginning. -- Irina Jasse

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.

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

TAR was dealt death by TROLLHUNTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ASH TRAY vanquished EVALON ELKHORN in a 1 minute brutal uneven Bloodfeud battle.
HARRY MONSTER was defeated by ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a 5 minute master's Challenge duel.
STREET SIGN was overpowered by CANNON BALL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
YAIWE outwaited ON MY WAY in a slow 19 minute expert's Title brawl.
DRAGOUL was devastated by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
SWEET AIR was savagely defeated by AZAER in a 2 minute gruesome expert's melee.
MAILEA viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gory duel.
GERRICK GRIMM vanquished CASS DOLAN in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
ABOMNINATION luckily killed GORLIM in a 2 minute gory novice's melee.
NINJA GIRL was savagely defeated by IRINA JASSE in a 6 minute amateur's match.
POSION was subdued by GOBERT HINNY in a 2 minute amateur's match.
AUARIA was narrowly defeated by KATANA in a popular 2 minute amateur's conflict.
DOMJON overpowered NILITIR ORDE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
DEATH ANGEL handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF 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                   5         AIMED BLOW        15 -   6 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  13 -  2      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  3      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  21 -  3      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 223 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 -  4         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 33   4  0  159 DARK SIDHE (288)
WALL OF STEEL    AZAER 3096                 14   8  0   80 MASTER BLASTERS (60)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      17  13  0   75 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAILEA 3518                 9   7  2   58 DARK SIDHE (288)
STRIKING ATTACK  ASH TRAY 3498               5   2  1   43 IN THE NICOTINE (383)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HARRY MONSTER 3430.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HARRY MONSTER 3430.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROXANNE 
DE'MORRE 3449, NINJA GIRL 3542, KATANA 3544, AZAER 3096, MAILEA 3518, GORLIM 3558, 
AUARIA 3547, ASH TRAY 3498, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, and POSION 3545.

The least popular fighter this week was ON MY WAY 3378.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were YAIWE 3414, NILITIR ORDE 3556, IRINA JASSE 3551, CASS DOLAN 3517, SWEET 
AIR 3381, DRAGOUL 3516, STREET SIGN 3523, EVALON ELKHORN 3553, DEATH ANGEL 3549, and 
ABOMNINATION 3541.