DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2006    Duedate: 06/29/2006

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-384

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JADRA
PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
(61-3379) [9-0-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KETA                           JADRA
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
(61-3328) [21-27-0,104]        (61-3379) [9-0-0,115]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RANDY                          NUDE DUDE
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            FEAR FACTORY (216)
(61-3360) [19-11-0,90]         (61-3388) [4-4-1,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FEAR FACTORY (216)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAVORITE GUYS (186)         27
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (381)       14      BLADES OF TERROR (348)
3. FEAR FACTORY (216)          13      Unchartered Team
4. BLADES OF TERROR (348)       4
5. DEATHRATTLE (154)            2      WARCKERS (382)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WARCKERS (382)             7   1  2 87.5   1/ 1 FEAR FACTORY (216)        8  6 1
 2/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     13   4  0 76.5   2/ 2 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    5  1 0
 3/ 2 BLADES OF TERROR (348)    44  14  1 75.9   3/ 3 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       5 10 1
 4- 3 ARENA FELINES (341)      179 118 17 60.3   4/ 4*PHILANTHROPISTS (381)     4  1 0
 5/ 4 FEAR FACTORY (216)       313 245 25 56.1   5/ 0*WARCKERS (382)            2  1 0
 6/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      487 573 12 45.9   6- 5 ARENA FELINES (341)       1  1 0
 7/ 0 DEATHRATTLE (154)         57 101  5 36.1   7/ 0 DEATHRATTLE (154)         0  1 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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): FROSTFLARE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): FIGHTING TREE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      That was very...doggedly fought, Adema.  You're as persistent as a beggar.
Amazing.

                                        Randy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JURINE games.  KETA caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested ADEMA and was awarded 17 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KETA put down ADEMA, causing 
her to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor 
of JADRA, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JURINE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  JURINE, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is PHILANTHROPISTS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  Apparently the stalwarts of FEAR FACTORY are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  KETA take warning!  You 
have more than a few enemies in JURINE.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JADRA 3379                    9   0  0   115       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETA 3328                    21  27  0   104       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-SCYTHE 3284                  12   1  0    97       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-LION HEARTED 3363             9   6  0    95       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RANDY 3360                   19  11  0    90       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADEMA 3093                   16   8  0    75       FEAR FACTORY (216)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHILLILI CHES 3343           13  24  1    64       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 KJARRAN'S HAMMER 3372         9   8  0    64       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-M.C. CAT 3124                 8  11  0    58       ARENA FELINES (341)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAWS 3132                     7   7  0    55       ARENA FELINES (341)
 SICKLE 3285                   7   1  0    51       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 GUILLOTINE 3100               8   6  0    49       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
-SLY SERVAL 3376               3   1  0    38       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CITIZEN CAPET 3097            2   0  0    33       BLADES OF TERROR (348)
 LAELKORISSA 3385              5   6  2    28       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-SNOWBALL 3365                 2   7  0    27       ARENA FELINES (341)
 CHOOLAKALAKA 3392             2   0  1    25       WARCKERS (382)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GAROK 3378                    1   2  0    19       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 NUDE DUDE 3388                4   4  1    17       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-CRYSTAL 1682                  4   5  0    17       DEATHRATTLE (154)
 SAND MAGGOT 3397              2   2  0    17       FEAR FACTORY (216)
-YARANQUA 3386                 1   0  0    16       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 ELDINE TOVEY 3400             1   0  0    15       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-SCOW DOG 3393                 1   0  0    13       WARCKERS (382)
 DUMB DUMB 3390                2   0  0    12       WARCKERS (382)
-BARNABEE 3389                 1   0  1    11       WARCKERS (382)
-YOUDARF 3398                  1   0  0    10       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 SISSY 3391                    1   1  0     6       WARCKERS (382)
-STOIC 2695                    1   2  0     5       DEATHRATTLE (154)
 DRISKELL 3377                 1   1  0     4       PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
 NW ORDER 3396                 0   1  0     2       DEATHRATTLE (154)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jadra -- Did you know that there's a dye company sells something that does NOT change
the color of your clothes, but makes the sunlight not come through it?  I thought
dirt did that just fine, but apparently it isn't as classy as this stuff.  The things
you learn listening to the orderlies! -- Keta

Kjarran's Hammer -- Listen, bub, don't get carried away!  If you smash me flat, who
will teach you four skills, eh? -- Chillili Ches, using the reserve survival tactic
of "teach well"

Oh, cheese, that is just TOTALLY embarrassing.  Killed by the Captured Orc?  Heck. --
Ghost of Dreen Seljin

Well...I killed the Mordant Deserter, so figuring it by teams, we may be even here.
Of course, the Deserter, though worthless, is essential immortal and will return,
rather like a badly cooked cabbage.... -- Laelkorissa

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ADEMA was devastated by KETA in a action packed 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
KJARRAN'S HAMMER overcame CHILLILI CHES in a 2 minute Challenge match.
NUDE DUDE was luckily beaten by LAELKORISSA in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
RANDY was devastated by JADRA in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
GUILLOTINE outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a 12 minute master vs. beginner competition.
SICKLE outwaited CAPTURED ORC in a slow 14 minute master vs. amateur match.
DRISKELL was unbelievably bested by DUMB DUMB in a 9 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
SAND MAGGOT won victory over SISSY in a 2 minute beginner's fight.
CHOOLAKALAKA won victory over NW ORDER in a exciting 1 minute novice's fight.
ELDINE TOVEY handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        14 -   2 -  0      88  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  13 -  3      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 384 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       JADRA 3379                  9   0  0  115 PHILANTHROPISTS (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  RANDY 3360                 19  11  0   90 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
TOTAL PARRY      ADEMA 3093                 16   8  0   75 FEAR FACTORY (216)
WALL OF STEEL    KJARRAN'S HAMMER 3372       9   8  0   64 FEAR FACTORY (216)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 
NUDE DUDE 3388.  The ten other most popular fighters were KETA 3328, DRISKELL 3377, 
JADRA 3379, SAND MAGGOT 3397, SISSY 3391, CHOOLAKALAKA 3392, ADEMA 3093, KJARRAN'S 
HAMMER 3372, CHILLILI CHES 3343, and NW ORDER 3396.

The least popular fighter this week was SICKLE 3285.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GUILLOTINE 3100, DUMB DUMB 3390, RANDY 3360, LAELKORISSA 3385, ELDINE 
TOVEY 3400, NW ORDER 3396, CHILLILI CHES 3343, KJARRAN'S HAMMER 3372, ADEMA 3093, and 
CHOOLAKALAKA 3392.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KETA (61-3328) FAVORITE GUYS (186)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETCHED IN STONE 3112 (76-34-1)         5  3  0         CEMENTIA             
ELKIN HEMROCK 2596 (28-6-0)            1  3  0         D.A.X.'S RUNNERS     

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LION HEARTED 3363 (8-5-0)              3  3  1         ARENA FELINES        
BIG BAD BRADY 3345 (6-1-0)             1  3  0         PATRIOTIC            

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JADRA 3379 (5-0-0)                     6  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLY SERVAL 3376 (3-1-0)                9  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
GAROK 3378 (1-1-0)                     7  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
MINNIE MOE 3297 (1-0-0)                0  1  0  DEAD   SOIL MOVERS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CITIZEN CAPET 3097 (0-0-0)             6  3  0         BLADES OF TERROR     

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LARGE MARGE 3293 (2-1-0)               3  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BARNABEE 3389 (0-0-0)                  2  3  0         WARCKERS             
ANGOSH 3381 (0-0-0)                    1  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
CHOOLAKALAKA 3392 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         WARCKERS