DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/26/2006    Duedate: 05/09/2006

DAL SHANG ARENA

DM-65    TURN-367

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK WING
MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
(65-6686) [19-14-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VIRGINIA, NO SANTA             IVAN
GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)     STEEL SYNDICATE (722)
(65-6623) [17-2-0,166]         (65-6790) [4-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DAKORIL                        JAEGO SARL
REFUGEES (377)                 SAND DANCERS (233)
(65-6596) [22-23-1,91]         (65-6709) [11-4-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL SYNDICATE (722)       50
2. POSSE (718)                 36GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
3. GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)  27      Unchartered Team
4. MIGHTY DUCKS (720)          17
5. SAND DANCERS (233)           5      STEEL SYNDICATE (722)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  62  24  3 72.1   1/ 3*STEEL SYNDICATE (722)     8  7 0
 2- 2 ULTRA-PRIDE (565)         73  53  5 57.9   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (233)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)       166 153  4 52.0   3/ 2 GOT IT FOR CHRISTM (717)  7  1 0
 4/ 4 LETHAL HERITAGE (271)     86  83  0 50.9   4/ 6 POSSE (718)               5 10 0
 5/ 5 POSSE (718)              100 104  7 49.0   5/ 5 REFUGEES (377)            4  8 0
 6/ 8*STEEL SYNDICATE (722)     16  18  1 47.1   6- 7*ANCHORMEN (723)           3  7 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (233)       743 885 19 45.6   7/ 4 LETHAL HERITAGE (271)     2  1 0
 8/ 7 REFUGEES (377)           397 480 14 45.3   8/ 9 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)        2  2 0
 9- 9*ANCHORMEN (723)            5  15  0 25.0   9- 8 ULTRA-PRIDE (565)         1  0 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 540): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): MAXIMUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): WHITE SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (Maximillian)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): KARELLO of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): CAT STEVENS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): REDD of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): OLD HABITS (Father O'Malley, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                   (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
                       (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Oh, my!  I showed up to fight a rare fight last cycle, and I won!  Not only that,
they said I was the Duelmaster!!  Of all things.  Somebody has a sick sense of
humor, I'm telling you!  Apparently Virginia, No Santa was out late partying the
night before with 5 Golden Warriors and Dark Wing.  Their combined hangover kept
them out of the arena, allowing me to sneak in.  I seriously doubt I would have won
otherwise.  On the up-side, I'm just that much closer to Immortality!  Not that I'm
going to be active on the Isle.  That honor is reserved for only the best of Lord
Xiang's stables.  Apparently somebody overheard his lordship mention an ill-lit bout
for me.  I'm not so sure on that.  At least, not now.

Your Duelmaster,

Karello

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  DAL SHANG needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for M2 
MALLARD?  MIGHTY DUCKS' proud of him after beating MADE IT HOME and getting 17 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  M-1 MALLARD's match with GIFT CERTIFICATE cost 
him a loss of 11 points!  Was that a tear I saw in DARK WING's eye, as he took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't KARELLO fit to be tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said 
DAL SHANG's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Blazing Unicorn?  Don't look at 
me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  MIGHTY DUCKS was the most avoided team.  Is a 166-153-4 record 
really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS?  MIGHTY 
DUCKS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can SAND DANCERS' KO LAO-DEN be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?  Some fights are really unfair.  How do you 
think KO LAO-DEN feels about being challenged by VIRGINIA, NO SANTA, 59 points above 
him?  I was sorry to see such an unfair "fight" in DAL SHANG.  VIRGINIA, NO SANTA got 
12 points after beating KO LAO-DEN, 59 points below him.  See if I ever talk to 5 
GOLDEN WARRIORS again!  TEBAS TEN KOGAN was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  5 
GOLDEN WARRIORS beat TEBAS TEN KOGAN.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not 
surprised 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS would do such a scummy thing, either.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  DAL SHANG is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK WING 6686               19  14  0   139       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623      17   2  0   166       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624       18   1  1   152       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 DAKORIL 6596                 22  23  1    91       REFUGEES (377)
 JERI TAVAN 6615              20  14  1    91       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KARELLO 1998                 18  12  0    91       LETHAL HERITAGE (271)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KO LAO-DEN 6614              18  16  2    90       SAND DANCERS (233)
 TEBAS TEN KOGAN 6598         19  24  1    87       SAND DANCERS (233)
 DEADWOOD 6669                10   2  1    81       POSSE (718)
 GOBARL 6604                  16  25  0    73       REFUGEES (377)
 KASSAL TEN DRU 6608          17  19  0    70       SAND DANCERS (233)
-WHISKERS 5118                13   5  3    68       ULTRA-PRIDE (565)
-COUNT ULTRAULA 5521           9   4  0    67       ULTRA-PRIDE (565)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNABEL BLACKHEART 6769       5   2  2    53       POSSE (718)
 GIFT CERTIFICATE 6787         4   1  0    46       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
 JAEGO SARL 6709              11   4  0    43       SAND DANCERS (233)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIGBAN 6710                   8   7  1    32       REFUGEES (377)
 UGLY DUCKING 6771             3   2  0    30       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-DAN RATHER 6793               2   1  0    30       ANCHORMEN (723)
 IVAN 6790                     4   1  0    29       STEEL SYNDICATE (722)
-FURY 2241                     2   0  0    29       LETHAL HERITAGE (271)
 M2 MALLARD 6786               4   1  0    27       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 M-1 MALLARD 6780              3   2  0    26       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
 MADE IT HOME 6671             6   7  0    25       GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (717)
-BIG PAPA DOOM 5685            2   2  0    24       ULTRA-PRIDE (565)
 MAURA 6797                    2   1  0    24       STEEL SYNDICATE (722)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALAZAR 6801                  2   0  0    18       STEEL SYNDICATE (722)
 SIXKILLER 6795                2   1  0    17       POSSE (718)
-VIAGRA MIDGET 5114            2   2  0    15       ULTRA-PRIDE (565)
 ROMULUS 6804                  1   0  0    13       STEEL SYNDICATE (722)
 SKORDAHL 6792                 3   3  0    12       REFUGEES (377)
-RON BURGUNDY 6785             2   2  0     9       ANCHORMEN (723)
-LONER 6779                    2   2  0     8       MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
-WES MANTHOOTH 6782            1   3  0     6       ANCHORMEN (723)
-CONNIE CHUNG 6798             0   2  0     3       ANCHORMEN (723)
 TOMBSTONE 6796                0   3  0     3       POSSE (718)
-VERONICA CORNINGSTON 6802     0   1  0     1       ANCHORMEN (723)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHAMP KIND 6784        0  1 0 ANCHORMEN 723         ELIZA 6776            363 REVENGED
BASHER 6803            0  1 0 POSSE 718             MASTER JAI ARRAL 23   367 NONE    
ELIZA 6776             3  4 1 STEEL SYNDICATE 722   DELHARAN THE SILEN 22 367 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ron Burgundy -- Thanks! -- Fury

All -- Jeepers.  You know how to keep a guy interested in an arena, don't you?  Just
throw them the DM (and the associated fight credit that goes with it).
Unfortunately, I won't be around TOO long.  I should have been inactive again this
turn, but if I can rack up a few political points now, that will be less I need to
get later.  Until I lose, then. -- Lord Xiang

Karello -- (wearily)  Good.  You can write the column and I can go get a hot bath
and a good night's sleep.  I hope. -- Jeri Tavan

The dwarf doesn't teach well. -- Ko Lao-Den

Well, that's standbys for you. -- Tebas ten Kogan

Annabel Blackheart -- But you DID learn well. -- Kassal ten Dru

Eliza -- Are you the one that went leaping from one ice floe to the next, or the one
selling flowers? -- Jaego Sarl

Deadwood -- Sorry, no time.  I have a family reunion coming up, and I'm in a rush.
-- Dakoril

I hate standbys who think they know it all. -- Gobarl

And who refuse invitations to a drink after the fights. -- Sigban

Tombstone -- Not mine! -- Skordahl

And good luck to you both, Virginia and 5 Golden. -- Sand Dancers and Refugees

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

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELIZA was butchered by DELHARAN THE SILENT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BASHER was slaughtered by MASTER JAI ARRAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
VIRGINIA, NO SANTA overpowered KO LAO-DEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
5 GOLDEN WARRIORS overpowered TEBAS TEN KOGAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
ANNABEL BLACKHEART devastated SIGBAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
IVAN bested SIXKILLER in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
TOMBSTONE was handily defeated by SALAZAR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KARELLO was vanquished by DARK WING in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
DEADWOOD vanquished KASSAL TEN DRU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DAKORIL won victory over MASTER OF THE EDGE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOBARL was handily defeated by HELVAN QUICKHAND in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JERI TAVAN demolished HELVAN QUICKHAND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
M-1 MALLARD was devastated by GIFT CERTIFICATE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
JAEGO SARL viciously subdued UGLY DUCKING in a crowd pleasing 9 minute bloody bout.
MADE IT HOME was savagely defeated by M2 MALLARD in a 4 minute gory duel.
MAURA devastated SKORDAHL in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
ROMULUS devastated NORMAR THE BLOND in a 3 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   9         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  16 -  3      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   7 -  1      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         BASHING ATTACK    39 -  34 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  22 -  1      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 367 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:

PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     4 -  5         5  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DARK WING 6686             19  14  0  139 MIGHTY DUCKS (720)
AIMED BLOW       JERI TAVAN 6615            20  14  1   91 SAND DANCERS (233)
SLASHING ATTACK  KARELLO 1998               18  12  0   91 LETHAL HERITAGE (271)
STRIKING ATTACK  DEADWOOD 6669              10   2  1   81 POSSE (718)
PARRY-STRIKE     JAEGO SARL 6709            11   4  0   43 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 JAEGO SARL 6709.  The ten other most popular fighters were JERI TAVAN 6615, M2 
MALLARD 6786, MAURA 6797, VIRGINIA, NO SANTA 6623, 5 GOLDEN WARRIORS 6624, IVAN 6790, 
SALAZAR 6801, DARK WING 6686, DEADWOOD 6669, and DAKORIL 6596.

The least popular fighter this week was UGLY DUCKING 6771.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were M-1 MALLARD 6780, GOBARL 6604, KASSAL TEN DRU 6608, KARELLO 
1998, TOMBSTONE 6796, SIXKILLER 6795, SIGBAN 6710, ELIZA 6776, ROMULUS 6804, and 
SKORDAHL 6792.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DARK WING (65-6686) MIGHTY DUCKS (720)