DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2008    Duedate: 06/26/2008

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-435

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAIRUZA
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
(61-3426) [19-4-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAIRUZA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)         
(61-3426) [19-4-0,92]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MARCUS                         XAVAN YOLE
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)         MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3434) [12-5-5,51]          (61-3476) [4-7-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)      30
2. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)          5      CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    69  41  9 62.7   1/ 1 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)   11  4 1
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       93  87  2 51.7   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       6  9 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Darkfall #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Somewhere in the hills between Aljafir, North Fork, and Kurukar:

     "It was inevitable," Fool's Gold said.  "I don't say it was the Black Kaliv
himself, but someone up in Kurukar has realized that they're been spied on.  We, ah,
saw to it that the first of their counter-spies 'disappeared'--this is good country
for that.  But we won't catch them all, you know.  And they're likely to catch some
of ours."
     Vekhirn nodded.  He was intelligent enough to draw conclusions from such clear
facts as his spells and his helpers brought him, and his years at the Satrap's court
had taught him a lot about maneuver, concealment, intrigue, all the tools the
traitorous kaliv would be using.  So he knew that the Fool's prediction was not just
likely but certain.
     "I know you have magical defenses around this camp," the gladiator went on, "and
we've got sentries out, but that isn't enough.  We need to separate, establish more
than one camp, maybe half a dozen smaller ones--"
     "And nobody should know where all the camps are," Moonjumper cut in.  So no one
person captured can give away all of us."
     "That will make it hard to coordinate our efforts," Vekhirn pointed out.
     "Right now, coordination is a low priority," she said.  "Yes, all the
information has to come together in one place to be studied, but that isn't the same,
that can be dealt with some other way--"
     "All the information to be sent to Murska, to some 'safe drop' there," suggested
Cadal, a Murskan gladiator.  "Whoever receives the reports not to know who or where
any of them come from."
     "Each independent group to have its own special area and situation to study,
maybe," Fool's Gold added, "along with general observation.  And you get clear out of
this area, go to Murska or somewhere, to analyze the information as it comes to you."
     "I should be in the field investigating with the rest of you!" Vekhirn
protested.
     "No, you should not."  Moonjumper frowned at him.  "You are the only one who
understands enough of the general situation to draw all the threads together and
weave a coherent fabric from them.  And you're getting too old for field work.  You
would be no use to anybody if you died or were captured."
     "Besides, you're the only one the Satrap might listen to, when we have something
to report," Cadal said.
     "If he'll listen at all," Fool's Gold added, frowning in turn.  "After all, the
Satrap IS married to the Black Kaliv's sister.  That might bias him.  Heck, if Lady
Jasryala is 'in on' the Black Kaliv's plot, even only on the edge of it, she might be
influencing the Satrap already."
     "So that when the time comes to take action," Moonjumper said, picking up the
thread smoothly, "we may have to go outside the Glorious Empire for a force powerful
enough and WILLING to do what must be done."
     Vekhirn rubbed his forehead tiredly and looked around at the camp.  As camps in
the wilderness went, it was a good one, secure, well-designed, and not at all
haphazard.  Which is as it should be, after all the months they'd been here.  He
suppressed a shudder, remembering the winter.  But it was still a camp in the
wilderness, and reluctant though he was to acknowledge it, he was getting a little
old for this kind of life.  The rest of his helpers, except for those standing watch,
were gathered in an outer ring around the fire where Fool's Gold and his two henchmen
were presenting their proposal.  They appeared to be in agreement with the
suggestions.
     The magician sighed.  "You may be right, and you're certainly not wrong," he
admitted.  "What did you have in mind for the various 'special projects' which the
various groups might undertake?  I will confess that I have not given much thought to
how it might be broken into smaller tasks."
     "We can't analyze the magical component," Moonjumper said, "but the physical
part of it is clear enough."  She began to count points off on her fingers.  "There
are Black Ships on the Trier, and while some are based in Kurukar itself, many are
not.  That other base or bases needs to be found and studied.  There are Black Ships
in Aljafir Bay.  We don't know where they're based, although the north coast of the
bay seems most likely.  He has land forces.  We don't know how many and we don't know
enough about their composition--there have been confused reports of 'demons' with or
even leading the forces.  We suspect that he has sent agents into the central swamp
south of Aljafir, and also into the swamp between Kurukar and Veastian."  She
switched hands.  "And we know that he has agents at the Satrap's court, even if his
sister Jasryala is NOT involved.  It seems likely that he has agents in other nations
and city-states, for instance, he must have agents in the Andorian League.
Stormcrowe and North Fork, of course.  Murska, Malcorn, maybe on the Isle of the
Eye."
     Vekhirn held up a hand to stop her.  "You have made your point, Moonlady," he
said.  "Organize that as you will, and I will give thought to dividing up the magical
investigations, for it is true that I am only one man.  Sometimes I grow tired, and
the tired mind misses points of importance.  And there must be others with the
awareness of danger and the knowledge to resist.  I shall see to that."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): ENYALIUS of GODS OF WAR (Sovereign, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 390): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 590): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 529): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 420): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 290): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 482): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for GLACIER, who flew 
up 12 points in the rankings after mashing XAVAN YOLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  XAVAN YOLE 
lost to GLACIER and drops 7 points.  Our battling duelmaster LOCKENLOAD has managed 
to hold the title, fending off M. CHARDINEE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck 
next time, JURINE.  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 JURINE arena.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     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.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRUZA 3426                 19   4  0    92       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOE ALDEN 3478                5   5  0    66       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS 3434                  12   5  5    51       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 GLACIER 3495                  7   0  0    41       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 XAVAN YOLE 3476               4   7  0    36       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAM DUGAN 3461               7  10  0    31       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAKOLE URM 3479               3   7  0    27       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORKENE ULM 3506              2   1  0    19       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 LOCUTIOUS 3512                0   1  0     1       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Marcus -- I'm not usually so forward.  ARE you mine?  I do like a big man. -- Zoe
Alden

The Userous Merchant?  Pah. -- Xavan Yole

Glacier -- At this moment, ice would be welcome. -- Cham Dugan

The Ambitious Guard is out to GET me, isn't he? -- Takole Urm

I bet that guy didn't DESERT from Mordant, I'll bet they threw him out because he's
worthless and weak. -- Torkene Ulm

Our congratulations to Lockenload. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

And a congratulations to Scythe for his tourney victor status. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOCKENLOAD delivered the death blow upon M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute fight.
FAIRUZA vanquished ZOE ALDEN in a 4 minute uneven Title battle.
XAVAN YOLE was subdued by GLACIER in a action packed 3 minute fight.
MARCUS devastated CHAM DUGAN in a 2 minute gory one-sided contest.
TAKOLE URM demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TORKENE ULM slimly won victory over LOCUTIOUS in a exciting 3 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 435 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FAIRUZA 3426               19   4  0   92 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
STRIKING ATTACK  MARCUS 3434                12   5  5   51 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MARCUS 3434.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
XAVAN YOLE 3476.  The ten other most popular fighters were TORKENE ULM 3506, ZOE 
ALDEN 3478, MARCUS 3434, FAIRUZA 3426, GLACIER 3495, CHAM DUGAN 3461, TAKOLE URM 
3479, LOCUTIOUS 3512,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LOCUTIOUS 3512.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAKOLE URM 3479, CHAM DUGAN 3461, GLACIER 3495, FAIRUZA 3426, MARCUS 
3434, ZOE ALDEN 3478, TORKENE ULM 3506, XAVAN YOLE 3476,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

LOCKENLOAD (61-3422) CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!