DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/07/2006    Duedate: 04/20/2006

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-379

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCYTHE
BLADES OF TERROR (348)
(61-3284) [10-0-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCYTHE                         JADRA
BLADES OF TERROR (348)         PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
(61-3284) [10-0-0,122]         (61-3379) [5-0-0,68]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RANDY                          DREEN SELJIN
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            FAVORITE GUYS (186)
(61-3360) [17-8-0,73]          (61-3371) [7-8-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADES OF TERROR (348)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (381)       33
2. FAVORITE GUYS (186)         17      BLADES OF TERROR (348)
3. BLADES OF TERROR (348)      11      Unchartered Team
4. FEAR FACTORY (216)           0
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)      8   1  0 88.9   1/ 2 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    7  2 0
 2/ 2 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    33  12  1 73.3   2/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     6  1 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (341)      176 117 17 60.1   3- 1 FEAR FACTORY (216)        5  3 0
 4- 4*SOIL MOVERS (374)          4   3  0 57.1   4/ 3 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       5 10 1
 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- 6 ARENA FELINES (341)       2  1 0
 7/ 7 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      480 555 11 46.4   7- 7*ROGUES' GALLERY (179)     1  2 0
 8- 8*ROGUES' GALLERY (179)      1   2  0 33.3   8- 8 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     1  5 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 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): 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 520): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): 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 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): 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 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): SAMURAI of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): ROGUES' GALLERY (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): 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 399): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): 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.)
               (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, 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 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, 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)
                   (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at FEAR FACTORY left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by BLADES OF TERROR.  Good show!  
PHILANTHROPISTS had cause to celebrate, after YARANQUA got 16 points by beating 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by VETERAN 
MERCENARY, of JURINE, who despite a 0-0-0 couldn't overcome JURINE's Number 1.  Word 
has it one team in JURINE is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of FEAR FACTORY should take 
up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of FEAR FACTORY 
found their efforts at combat frustrated as BLADES OF TERROR apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, KETA is the most challenged warrior.  
My love of complete Spyreports dictates that I note the mismatched fight, ROBESPIERRE 
and KETA.  Are BLADES OF TERROR unwilling to engage in a fair fight?  I thought 
ROBESPIERRE showed great skill and promise when he beat KETA.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
JURINE would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  JURINE, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome Wench.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCYTHE 3284                  10   0  0   122       BLADES OF TERROR (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBESPIERRE 3098             12   4  1   101       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)
-LION HEARTED 3363             8   5  0    84       ARENA FELINES (341)
 KETA 3328                    20  23  0    83       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-SHIVAREE SJDEN 3350          11   3  1    75       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 RANDY 3360                   17   8  0    73       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADRA 3379                    5   0  0    68       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-M.C. CAT 3124                 8  11  0    58       ARENA FELINES (341)
 CHILLILI CHES 3343           12  20  1    57       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SICKLE 3285                   5   0  0    50       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)
 DREEN SELJIN 3371             7   8  0    39       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-SLY SERVAL 3376               3   1  0    38       ARENA FELINES (341)

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)
 YARANQUA 3386                 1   0  0    16       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 LAELKORISSA 3385              3   3  1    14       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-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)
 DRISKELL 3377                 1   0  0     8       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
-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?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   LAELKORISSA 3385      379 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Robespierre -- I'm shaking in my shoes.  (yawn)  What are you going to do to me, put
me at risk of death?  The arena does that already. -- Keta

Xander Haxan -- Not yet, boy, but you do sustain damage well. -- Randy

Damn those Dangerous Criminals!  They're TOO dangerous, and desperately cunning, as
well. -- Chillili Ches

A Cult Member?  Here?  That's almost a joke.  What, does he worship a weird, vulture-
headed type of supposed deity? -- Dreen Seljin the Tactless and Unwise

Karb -- Here today, gone after the tourney? -- Laelkorissa

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBESPIERRE viciously subdued KETA in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
JADRA handily defeated CHILLILI CHES in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
SICKLE unbelievably bested DREEN SELJIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge brawl.
SCYTHE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
RANDY bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute brawl.
LAELKORISSA dispatched MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute fight.
DRISKELL bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.
YARANQUA overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   4 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   8 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  13 -  1      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  15 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 379 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         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SCYTHE 3284                10   0  0  122 BLADES OF TERROR (348)
STRIKING ATTACK  RANDY 3360                 17   8  0   73 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
AIMED BLOW       JADRA 3379                  5   0  0   68 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
TOTAL PARRY      SICKLE 3285                 5   0  0   50 BLADES OF TERROR (348)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is RANDY 3360.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
DREEN SELJIN 3371.  The ten other most popular fighters were ROBESPIERRE 3098, 
YARANQUA 3386, JADRA 3379, SICKLE 3285, SCYTHE 3284, RANDY 3360, LAELKORISSA 3385, 
DRISKELL 3377, KETA 3328, and CHILLILI CHES 3343.

The least popular fighter this week was CHILLILI CHES 3343.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KETA 3328, DRISKELL 3377, LAELKORISSA 3385, RANDY 3360, SCYTHE 
3284, SICKLE 3285, JADRA 3379, YARANQUA 3386, ROBESPIERRE 3098, and DREEN SELJIN 
3371.