DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/18/2006    Duedate: 01/31/2006

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-360

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VIRGINIA, NO SANTA
GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
(65-6623) [11-2-0,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIRGINIA, NO SANTA             POSITION IS EMPTY
GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)     
(65-6623) [11-2-0,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DAKORIL                        SIGBAN
REFUGEES (377)                 REFUGEES (377)
(65-6596) [19-19-1,88]         (65-6710) [5-3-1,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (233)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)  29
2. REFUGEES (377)              24GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
3. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          15      Unchartered Team
4. POSSE (718)                 15
5. WILD KINGDOM (716)           0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WILD KINGDOM (716)         5   0  1  100   1/ 2 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 2
 2/ 2 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  43  20  3 68.3   2/ 4 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  7  6 0
 3/ 3 POSSE (718)               92  83  6 52.6   3/ 1 POSSE (718)               7  7 1
 4/ 4 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       150 146  4 50.7   4/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        6  4 0
 5- 5*MARY'S SOAPS (719)         3   3  1 50.0   5/ 7 REFUGEES (377)            5  5 1
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       728 865 19 45.7   6- 6*MARY'S SOAPS (719)        3  3 1
 7/ 7 REFUGEES (377)           387 463 14 45.5   7- 5*WILD KINGDOM (716)        2  0 1

    '*'   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 533): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): LION HEARTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 533): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                  (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It has been an exciting run and immortality is mine at last.  My final fight will be
an exhibition in the dark arena, we'll see what Woody can arrange.  For those who are
interested, Woody has described me in the following way:  stats 13-4-8-21-15-12-11,
good damage, normal endurance; present skill levels att 33, par 23, init 33, def
unknown (12-15), dec 22, rip 19;  hosed/blessed (terrablood) att +2, par +3, init -1,
def unknown (-1 to +2), dec 0, rip 0;  favs were high-low, parry skills, scimitar, no
tactic;  overall 38 FE with a base of 62-65 and 79 skills learned.  Woody thinks I
have a future in ADM and perhaps beyond so he intends to have me continue fighting in
the future.  May you all bear the blessing/curse of the Mighty Ducks:  learn fast or
die.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail DAL SHANG!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as POSSE is pushed out of 
top team by SAND DANCERS, who came from 2nd with a 2-3-0 this turn.  The REFUGEES 
guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know 
where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, ANNABEL BLACKHEART fought MY TWO 
FRONT TEETH and gained 18 points and contributed to POSSE's 1-3-1.  JAEGO SARL has 
lost to SAGAT OF PAIDAN, falling 11 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 2-3-0 
turn.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, DUCKMAN has lost the 
title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of DAL SHANG.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blazing Unicorn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the WILD KINGDOM 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on DAL SHANG, what are you afraid 
of?  And avoiding WILD KINGDOM more than any other team we find GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS. 
DAL SHANG, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, 
take notice that TEBAS TEN KOGAN from SAND DANCERS was DAL SHANG's most challenged 
warrior this turn.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS had better have a good 
reason for challenging down 11 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought 
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA showed great skill and promise when he overcame KO LAO-DEN.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS has lost MY TWO FRONT TEETH to the arena in the sky, 
but they don't seem to be worried.  What do you expect from 5-8-0?  We'd like to 
remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; 
and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in DAL SHANG, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in DAL SHANG again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623      11   2  0   121       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MASOOD 6476                  13   4  2   133       DARK TOADS (705)
 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624       12   1  1   116       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 JERI TAVAN 6615              17  10  1    95       SAND DANCERS (233)
-DARK WING 6686               14  14  0    92       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 KO LAO-DEN 6614              16  11  2    91       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAKORIL 6596                 19  19  1    88       REFUGEES (377)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         17  19  1    85       SAND DANCERS (233)
-DEADWOOD 6669                 8   0  1    75       POSSE (718)
-ARMOREDILLO 6618              5   0  1    69       WILD KINGDOM (716)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOBARL 6604                  15  19  0    64       REFUGEES (377)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608          14  15  0    60       SAND DANCERS (233)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIGBAN 6710                   5   3  1    39       REFUGEES (377)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNABEL BLACKHEART 6769       2   0  1    31       POSSE (718)
 JAEGO SARL 6709               6   2  0    30       SAND DANCERS (233)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAY RUM 6662                  2   0  0    23       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
-B.B. SAGE 6661                1   1  1    23       MARY'S SOAPS (719)
 BLACKTHORN 6667               6   3  0    21       POSSE (718)
 MADE IT HOME 6671             3   4  0    20       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 UGLY DUCKING 6771             1   0  0    15       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 QUICKDRAW 6768                2   2  0     9       POSSE (718)
-MORE LYE 6770                 0   1  0     1       MARY'S SOAPS (719)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MY TWO FRONT TEE 6622  5  8 0 GOT IT FOR CHRIST 717 ANNABEL BLACKHEA 6769 360         
RED RYDER 6626         8  3 1 GOT IT FOR CHRIST 717 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598  358 JUST REV
MASKED AVENGER 6766    2  2 0 MIGHTY DUCKS 720      B.B. SAGE 6661        358 REVENGED
DIE FAST PLZ 6778      0  1 0 POSSE 718             SARZINA THE BRIGHT 19 360 NONE    
JOHNNY SIN 6668        6  2 0 POSSE 718             KO LAO-DEN 6614       359         
RAGOLAS 6607          12 18 2 REFUGEES 377          ARMOREDILLO 6618      358         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

5 Golden Warriors -- Yep, you must be golden, because you aren't tarnishing, try as I
will.  Good work if you can hold out. -- Tebas ten Kogan

Johnny Sin -- Such was not my intent.  I burn incense to comfort and guide your
spirit the place of judgment.  May you be found not so sinful as many and be reborn
soon. -- Ko Lao-Den
P.S.  I await the bloodfeud.

Virginia, No Santa -- So, are you saying that Santa got Virginia for Christmas?  That
would certainly put a new spin on things. -- Jeri Tavan

Armoredillo -- You live up to your name quite well. -- Kassal ten Dru the bruised and
exhausted

Blackthorn -- What's a sweet kid like you doing in a place like this? -- Jaego Sarl
P.S.  So it's an old line, I can still mean it, can't I?

Assurnasirbanipal -- I live to serve. -- Tebas ten Kogan

Deadwood -- It all looks dead at this season.  Will you sprout leaves and blossoms
when the weather improves? -- Gobarl

Made It Home -- And without dying, too.  Good work. -- Sigban
P.S.  Just...without winning.  Which is fine by ME.

Duckman -- Tell me you hunt ducks?  I know where there are some ducks that NEED
hunting.  Even on the Isle! -- Dakoril
P.S.  Nah, I haven't been there, but stories get around, you know?

Duckman -- Congratulations Lord Protector.  Hopefully Dark Wing will join you so you
won't be the sole survivor of the third generation of Mighty Ducks. -- Woody and the
Mighty Ducks

B.B. Sage -- The Mighty Ducks may yet blood feud, but all who do will be of lesser
experience and recognition than yourself.  The challenge you had from $1.25 Q-Staff
will be the only down-challenge you receive.

All -- The Mighty Ducks apologize for only fighting four warriors last turn.  The
Commission apparently had some trouble getting our new recruit (Ugly Duckling)
approved in time for the games.  Hopefully they will be able to get our two new
recruits (Loner and M-1 Mallard) ready in time despite my last minute habits -- Woody

Lord Protector Duckman -- Lands are available to you on the usual terms, and
otherwise, our best wishes. -- Tolmas ten Samrein, Undersecretary to Lord Governor
Segan tel Jehsian

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIE FAST PLZ was butchered by SARZINA THE BRIGHT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
5 GOLDEN WARRIORS devastated TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA handily defeated KO LAO-DEN in a 1 minute Challenge Title match.
MY TWO FRONT TEETH was slaughtered by ANNABEL BLACKHEART in a 1 minute brawl.
JERI TAVAN overpowered SWEET ANELLA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAKORIL viciously subdued MALDI STONEBREAKER in a popular 2 minute expert's brawl.
GOBARL beat MIM YELLOWHAIR in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JAEGO SARL was handily defeated by SAGAT OF PAIDAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KASSAL TEN DRU vanquished MIM YELLOWHAIR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIGBAN viciously subdued BLACKTHORN in a popular 4 minute gory duel.
MADE IT HOME luckily beat QUICKDRAW in a 1 minute melee.
UGLY DUCKING overpowered BERVAN THE TINKER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   5 -  1      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  10 -  3      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    42 -  41 -  2      51  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  10 -  0      23  |

Turn 360 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         2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         5  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623    11   2  0  121 GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
AIMED BLOW       JERI TAVAN 6615            17  10  1   95 SAND DANCERS (233)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DAKORIL 6596.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIGBAN 6710.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAKORIL 6596, GOBARL 6604, 
JERI TAVAN 6615, QUICKDRAW 6768, UGLY DUCKING 6771, 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624, VIRGINIA, 
NO SANTA 6623, ANNABEL BLACKHEART 6769, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, and MADE IT HOME 6671.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACKTHORN 6667.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JAEGO SARL 6709, MY TWO FRONT TEETH 6622, KO LAO-DEN 6614, TEBAS TEN 
KOGAN 6598, DIE FAST PLZ 6778, MADE IT HOME 6671, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, ANNABEL 
BLACKHEART 6769, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623, and 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MASOOD (65-6476) DARK TOADS (705)

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

DUCKMAN (65-6679) MIGHTY DUCKS (720)