DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2006    Duedate: 04/06/2006

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-378

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCYTHE
BLADES OF TERROR (348)
(61-3284) [9-0-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCYTHE                         JADRA
BLADES OF TERROR (348)         PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
(61-3284) [9-0-0,117]          (61-3379) [4-0-0,59]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RANDY                          SHIVAREE SJDEN
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
(61-3360) [16-8-0,65]          (61-3350) [11-3-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FEAR FACTORY (216)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (381)       35
2. BLADES OF TERROR (348)      24      BLADES OF TERROR (348)
3. FAVORITE GUYS (186)         12      Unchartered Team
4. ROGUES' GALLERY (179)        8
5. SOIL MOVERS (374)            0      PHILANTHROPISTS (381)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (381)      5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1 FEAR FACTORY (216)        8  5 0
 2/ 2 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    30  12  1 71.4   2/ 3 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    7  3 0
 3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (341)      176 117 17 60.1   3/ 4 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       5 10 0
 4- 4*SOIL MOVERS (374)          4   3  0 57.1   4/ 6*PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     4  1 0
 5/ 5 FEAR FACTORY (216)       300 234 24 56.2   5- 5*SOIL MOVERS (374)         4  1 0
 6/ 6 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)    111  94 18 54.1   6/ 2 ARENA FELINES (341)       4  2 0
 7/ 7 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      478 552 10 46.4   7/ 8*ROGUES' GALLERY (179)     1  2 0
 8/ 8*ROGUES' GALLERY (179)      1   2  0 33.3   8/ 7 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     1  8 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

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JURINE games.  Fortune did not smile upon ARENA 
FELINES this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 6th position in the wake of 
a 0-1-0 round.  JADRA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested PAWS and was awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, JADRA put down PAWS, causing him to lose 21 points of 
recognition in the process.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week 
as SCYTHE boldly challenged PITSPAWN FOULDOG in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail SCYTHE, 
Duelmaster of JURINE!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in JURINE 
seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  BLADE AND BLOOD is feared.  This 
much I can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of BLADES OF TERROR last week.  Busy avoiding BLADE AND BLOOD?  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after ROBESPIERRE.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the 
games this week, it seems that ADEMA posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized SHIVAREE SJDEN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand ADEMA won 
victory over SHIVAREE SJDEN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I 
can not but mention with disdain the name of ROBESPIERRE who this week posted a 
challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below in the rankings.  I thought ROBESPIERRE 
showed great skill and promise when he beat KETA.  All right, so I slept through it!  
Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in JURINE as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCYTHE 3284                   9   0  0   117       BLADES OF TERROR (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBESPIERRE 3098             11   4  1    97       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121        13   4  1    92       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADEMA 3093                   14   5  0    85       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LION HEARTED 3363             8   5  0    84       ARENA FELINES (341)
 KETA 3328                    20  22  0    82       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350          11   3  1    75       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RANDY 3360                   16   8  0    65       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 JADRA 3379                    4   0  0    59       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
-M.C. CAT 3124                 8  11  0    58       ARENA FELINES (341)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHILLILI CHES 3343           12  19  1    56       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-SICKLE 3285                   4   0  0    48       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 XANDER HAXAN 3270             8  12  1    40       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-GUILLOTINE 3100               6   6  0    40       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 PAWS 3132                     5   7  0    40       ARENA FELINES (341)
-SLY SERVAL 3376               3   1  0    38       ARENA FELINES (341)
 DREEN SELJIN 3371             7   7  0    37       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SIBI EL KEER 3362             4   1  1    27       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-SNOWBALL 3365                 2   7  0    27       ARENA FELINES (341)
 KJARRAN'S HAMMER 3372         5   7  0    25       FEAR FACTORY (216)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STEATOPYGOUS 3354             3   7  0    22       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-MINNIE MOE 3297               1   0  0    20       SOIL MOVERS (374)
-MIGHTY MAX 3296               1   0  0    19       SOIL MOVERS (374)
 GAROK 3378                    1   1  0    18       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 MIKAI ABADOS 3361             3   5  2    16       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-KJARRAN'S UNIBROW 3383        3   1  0    16       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-ATHENS 3300                   1   1  0    13       SOIL MOVERS (374)
 KARB 1574                     1   1  0    13       ROGUES' GALLERY (179)
-BIG BUD 3298                  1   0  0    10       SOIL MOVERS (374)
 LAELKORISSA 3385              2   3  0     9       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 NUDE DUDE 3388                1   2  0     5       FEAR FACTORY (216)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scythe -- Well, mow me down!  Somehow that doesn't look much like a scythe in your
hands.  Misrepresentation, eh?  Tsk. -- Keta

Adema -- Three skills, very nice.  Thanks. -- Randy

Shivaree Sjden -- You would come around when it's cold and snowy, wouldn't you?
Shivery describes the day SOOO well, and I'm just HELPLESS against the appositeness
of it all. -- Chillili Ches

Mordant Deserter?  Pfui. -- Dreen Seljin

Mighty Max -- Well, darn, you moved that sand a little too well for me!  I'll be
digging it out of my ears for DAYS. -- Laelkorissa

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

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e
mail 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

SCYTHE devastated PITSPAWN FOULDOG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
ROBESPIERRE demolished KETA in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ADEMA defeated SHIVAREE SJDEN in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge duel.
XANDER HAXAN was devastated by RANDY in a exciting 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MIKAI ABADOS was viciously subdued by KJARRAN'S HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
CHILLILI CHES was bested by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
PAWS was overpowered by JADRA in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DREEN SELJIN vanquished CULT MEMBER in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
KARB won victory over LAELKORISSA in a 2 minute novice's duel.
GAROK overpowered NUDE DUDE in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -   4 -  0      82  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  10 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  16 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 378 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SCYTHE 3284                 9   0  0  117 BLADES OF TERROR (348)
STRIKING ATTACK  PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121      13   4  1   92 FEAR FACTORY (216)
TOTAL PARRY      ADEMA 3093                 14   5  0   85 FEAR FACTORY (216)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350        11   3  1   75 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
AIMED BLOW       JADRA 3379                  4   0  0   59 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RANDY 3360.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350.  The ten other most popular fighters were KARB 1574, SCYTHE 
3284, RANDY 3360, KJARRAN'S HAMMER 3372, DREEN SELJIN 3371, ROBESPIERRE 3098, ADEMA 
3093, JADRA 3379, GAROK 3378, and PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121.

The least popular fighter this week was NUDE DUDE 3388.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LAELKORISSA 3385, KETA 3328, PAWS 3132, CHILLILI CHES 3343, MIKAI 
ABADOS 3361, XANDER HAXAN 3270, PITSPAWN FOULDOG 3121, GAROK 3378, JADRA 3379, and 
ADEMA 3093.