DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2006    Duedate: 05/17/2006

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-402

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOE
GET (419)
(56-3896) [13-1-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DALE                           VESTIGIAL TAIL
RESCUE RANGERS (338)           EVILUTION (422)
(56-3112) [14-2-2,108]         (56-3934) [5-0-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

YUL                            ALDALDON
REDHORSE (207)                 PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
(56-3868) [15-19-0,64]         (56-3913) [6-0-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GET (419)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            38
2. EVILUTION (422)             23      GET (419)
3. RESCUE RANGERS (338)        22      Unchartered Team
4. ELEVENTH HOUR (372)         20
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (420)       10      PHILANTHROPISTS (420)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (420)      7   1  0 87.5   1/ 2 GET (419)                 8  2 0
 2/ 4*EVILUTION (422)           10   3  0 76.9   2/ 3 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      7  4 1
 3- 2*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        22   7  1 75.9   3/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)          7  7 0
 4/ 3 GET (419)                 31  11  1 73.8   4/ 4 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       7  8 2
 5/ 5 RESCUE RANGERS (338)      60  24  5 71.4   5- 1*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        5  0 0
 6/ 6 BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      6   5  0 54.5   6/ 6*PHILANTHROPISTS (420)     4  1 0
 7/ 8 REDHORSE (207)           459 539 16 46.0   7/ 7*EVILUTION (422)           2  0 0
 8/ 9 ELEVENTH HOUR (372)       38  45  4 45.8   8/ 8 BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     2  1 0
 9/10 BAD APPLES (187)         401 553 14 42.0   9/10 REDHORSE (207)            1 14 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

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ROCANIS.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  GET now holds the crown 
and they are betting they can keep it.  For every winner there is a loser.  Speaking 
of losers, lets take a look at ARNIE'S ARMY, who went down to 1st from 5th.  Life is 
tough.  Hey everybody, watch out for JONNA THANE, who flew up 25 points in the 
rankings after mashing BENT like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was BENT, who dropped 20 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with JONNA THANE.  Going for the gusto and coming up with 
aught but bloody knuckles was REDHORSE's EATS GRASS, who was turned away from the 
Duelmastership by TOE.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and 
avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ROCANIS arena.  Did you 
hear that PHILANTHROPISTS was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of PHILANTHROPISTS' warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not 
be funny, but catch ELEVENTH HOUR's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from PHILANTHROPISTS.  Well just about everybody wants a piece 
of MICHELLE, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 
'touched' warrior, NIKALA went after DALE, who was higher by 24 points.  Well, when 
the dust settled, NIKALA was beat by DALE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOE 3896                     13   1  1   107       GET (419)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALE 3112                    14   2  2   108       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 IT 3900                       7   1  0    93       GET (419)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIKALA 3443                   8   8  0    83       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 EATS GRASS 3853              17  22  0    77       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMB 3907                     8   4  1    66       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-GLUTAMIC 3790                 5   0  1    66       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 YUL 3868                     15  19  0    64       REDHORSE (207)
 VESTIGIAL TAIL 3934           5   0  0    62       EVILUTION (422)
 JONNA THANE 3903             10   8  0    60       BAD APPLES (187)
-SILICA 3773                   4   1  0    58       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-L. GLUTAMINE 3772             4   0  0    48       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 BENT 3908                     8   4  0    46       GET (419)
 ALDALDON 3913                 6   0  0    44       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
 MICHELLE 3458                 8   8  1    42       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 ZANDER 3440                   7  10  1    36       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GODGET 3110                   6   8  0    34       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MEABEER 3899                  3   2  0    33       GET (419)
 VANESSA 3483                  7   5  0    32       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 PRESTON 3604                  3   4  2    31       ELEVENTH HOUR (372)
 BURST APPENDIX 3935           4   1  0    30       EVILUTION (422)
 FORLUITHA 3946                2   2  0    24       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CIRITH UNGOL 3842             5   4  0    22       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
 THORN 3939                    4   3  0    22       BAD APPLES (187)
-STEARIC 3788                  4   2  0    21       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 TREEKILLER 3927               5   3  0    19       BAD APPLES (187)
 NALENTHU 3909                 1   1  0    16       PHILANTHROPISTS (420)
-PREHENSILE TOES 3938          1   0  0    13       EVILUTION (422)
 GRAY COLT 3917                1   9  0    12       REDHORSE (207)
-GUARANA 3945                  1   0  0    11       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 RED FILLY 3924                1   7  0    10       REDHORSE (207)
-WISDOM TEETH 3937             0   1  0     1       EVILUTION (422)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LARGE DOG 3848         7 34 0 BAD APPLES 187        MICHELLE 3458         401         
PIEFACE 3875          12 16 0 BAD APPLES 187        DALE 3112             398 NOT REVE
JOHN WAYNE GACY 3212   0  1 0 COWBOYS FROM HELL 349 PRESTON 3604          398 NOT REVE
WINDSWEPT 3925         2  6 0 REDHORSE 207          PRESTON 3604          402         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rescue Rangers -- You kept the gravedigger in new boots last week!  Zipper couldn't
go undefeated anyway; the space time continuum would no doubt abruptly stop and all
we know would cease to exist if a JE managed warrior ever accomplished such a feat!
-- Ultraist, mgr. Blackened Pride
P.S.  Tough loss.

Michelle -- Well, darn.  I didn't need that. -- Ghost of Large Dog

Temb -- You call that a rescue? -- Jonna Thane

Windswept -- You messed up my hair! -- Thorn

Red Filly -- Ha!  Thanks.  I'm glad that *I* am the one with a win here. -- Forluitha

I hate archers. -- Treekiller

Valamond -- How could I get it?  I've never even heard of "indiana." -- Treekiller

Vanessa -- Trees can be vindictive, that is true. -- Treekiller

Gray Colt -- So I used two ens instead of two aes, sue me.  I didn't LIKE spelling it
"Joana," okay? -- Jonna Thane

It -- Learning five skills and getting an Advanced Expert rating on your seventh
fight is just a bit over the top, don't you think?  As bright as you are, why did
your manager give you a warrior name like "It"? -- Eats Grass

Bent -- Don't worry about me, they sewed it back on. -- Yul

Preston -- You'll want to lower your kill desire there, big guy.  You don't want to
be bloodfeuded by the mighty Redhorse. -- Gray Colt

Thorn -- I won, I won!  Woo hoo!  Uh, I know you're not supposed to train stats yet,
but maybe you need to train your strength just a little bit, if you want to win any
fights. -- Windswept
P.S.  This was my team's only win in the last three turns.  Hoof and Horn, what a
pack of...well, people with other stuff higher on their priority lists than
practicing.

Forluitha -- Who is Luitha?  Your mom? -- Red Filly

Scribe -- I'm still enjoying the story!  Thanks for writing it. -- manager of
Redhorse (I don't know who, because Mila isn't around at the moment)

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.

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NIKALA was bested by DALE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
VESTIGIAL TAIL demolished MICHELLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GODGET was defeated by ALDALDON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
PRESTON assassinated WINDSWEPT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MEABEER bested CIRITH UNGOL in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
VANESSA viciously subdued TREEKILLER in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
TOE beat EATS GRASS in a popular 1 minute master's Title brawl.
IT handily defeated RIRORNI SABOTEUR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BENT lost to JONNA THANE in a popular 1 minute duel.
YUL was vanquished by TEMB in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ZANDER overpowered NALENTHU in a 1 minute uneven match.
BURST APPENDIX overpowered RED FILLY in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GRAY COLT was demolished by THORN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FORLUITHA bested MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  15 -  0      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  27 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -   9 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  14 -  1      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -  14 -  0      13  |

Turn 402 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:

BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TOE 3896                   13   1  1  107 GET (419)
BASHING ATTACK   DALE 3112                  14   2  2  108 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
AIMED BLOW       IT 3900                     7   1  0   93 GET (419)
SLASHING ATTACK  TEMB 3907                   8   4  1   66 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
LUNGING ATTACK   VESTIGIAL TAIL 3934         5   0  0   62 EVILUTION (422)
WALL OF STEEL    JONNA THANE 3903           10   8  0   60 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is YUL 3868.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ALDALDON 3913.  The ten other most popular fighters were DALE 3112, TOE 3896, MEABEER 
3899, VANESSA 3483, IT 3900, JONNA THANE 3903, FORLUITHA 3946, VESTIGIAL TAIL 3934, 
PRESTON 3604, and TREEKILLER 3927.

The least popular fighter this week was GRAY COLT 3917.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were RED FILLY 3924, YUL 3868, CIRITH UNGOL 3842, WINDSWEPT 3925, MICHELLE 
3458, NALENTHU 3909, TEMB 3907, EATS GRASS 3853, GODGET 3110, and NIKALA 3443.