DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2008    Duedate: 07/10/2008

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-436

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FAIRUZA
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
(61-3426) [20-4-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FAIRUZA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)         
(61-3426) [20-4-0,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZOE ALDEN                      ZOE ALDEN
MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)            MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
(61-3478) [5-6-0,63]           (61-3478) [5-6-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)         41
2. CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)       2      CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       THE RACKET (171)

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)    70  41  9 63.1   1/ 1 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)    8  3 1
 2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       97  88  2 52.4   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)       8  7 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 #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the hills northwest of Jurine:

     "Why us, here?" Fool's Gold asked.
     Moonjumper lowered the spyglass and rubbed her forehead.  "Because it has to be
somebody and we didn't duck fast enough?"  She handed the glass to Cadal.
     "I hate this thing," the Murskan muttered, raising it.  "Using it makes my head
ache.  But Fool has a point.  Or a question.  Why send us--or anyone--to Jurine?
     "Us, because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine<' Moonjumper said.
"Here... because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine, and it seems... odd."
     "City of a Thousand Pleasures," Cadal said, scanning it with the glass.
"They're too busy being decadent to notice anything wrong outside their walls."
     "Maybe."  Fool's Gold was frowning now, squinting at the distant city as though
he could make out details simply by concentrating.  "But that would make it easy to
infiltrate, and it isn't all that far from the captial.  And I still think the Black
Kalive is interested in doing more than just building his power base around Kurukar.
I'd bet my retirement lands against an eggshell that he wants to make himself
Kjarran's Satrap for the Empire."
     "But, Fool, he CAN'T!" Moonjumper protested.  "It's a question of legitimacy,
and without the bloodline from the first Satrap, he just doesn't have it."
     "As regent for his sister's kids, who DO have the bloodline--"
     "Okay, point.  And that would be... a disaster," Moonjumper agreed.  "The
reports out of Kurukar--purges, tortures, blood scarifices--"
     "Yeah.  So I guess we have to infiltrate Jurine oursleves and check it out,"
Cadal said as he lowered the spyglass.  "If there are any watchers between here and
the walls, I'm not seeing them, either."
     "Or much activity of any kind," Fool added.  "Shouldn't there be people in the
fields?"
     The three gladiators looked at each other and nodded.
     "Something is wrong down there," Fool's Gold said, "whether it's the hand of the
Black Kaliv or not.  Let's go find out what."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): THE MANIAC of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): 911 of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 391): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 596): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 590): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 592): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 578): THE REPUBLIC (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 457): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 435): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 291): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 389): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
                       (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.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to JURINE once again!  Some people say I ramble too much, I don't 
say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well MIDDLE WAY 16 moved up 0, 
to 2nd.  What's with TAKOLE URM?  He actually beat JURINE's FRATSFA SLAVE, and walked 
away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at MIDDLE WAY 16.  ZOE ALDEN 
lost 3 points to CONVICTED ASSASSIN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ZOE ALDEN 
will provide more easy wins...  Try as he might, CONVICTED ASSASSIN wasn't good 
enough at persuading FAIRUZA to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of JURINE unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FAIRUZA 3426                 20   4  0    94       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOE ALDEN 3478                5   6  0    63       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARCUS 3434                  12   5  5    51       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
 XAVAN YOLE 3476               5   7  0    49       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 TAKOLE URM 3479               4   7  0    42       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
 CHAM DUGAN 3461               8  10  0    41       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)
-GLACIER 3495                  7   0  0    41       CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORKENE ULM 3506              3   1  0    25       MIDDLE WAY 16 (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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

Fairuza -- Good fight. -- Zoe Alden

Glacier -- Good fight. -- Xavan Yole

Marcus -- Good fight. -- Cham Dugan

Persistent Beggar -- Good fight. -- Takole Ulm

Locutious -- Good fight. -- Torkene Ulm

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

FAIRUZA viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a unpopular 8 minute Title fight.
ZOE ALDEN was luckily beaten by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 3 minute brutal melee.
XAVAN YOLE defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody duel.
TAKOLE URM overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHAM DUGAN outwaited CAPTURED ORC in a 8 minute expert vs. novice brawl.
TORKENE ULM devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   7 -  0      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 436 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     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING 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               20   4  0   94 CLAN GHOST BEARS (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

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

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