DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/04/2006    Duedate: 05/01/2006

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-171

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

APPLE DANISH
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
(73-5247) [11-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

APPLE DANISH                   DIAMOND EAR RING
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)            FAMILY JEWELS (574)
(73-5247) [11-2-0,102]         (73-5028) [3-1-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

APPLE DANISH                   SILVER BULL ION
WORLDWIDE GORE (36)            THE BULLS (43)
(73-5247) [11-2-0,102]         (73-5149) [11-3-1,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAMILY JEWELS (574)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAMILY JEWELS (574)         13
2. THE BULLS (43)               4      THE BULLS (43)
3. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)          3      Unchartered Team
4. DARK RUNES (615)             0
5. DUDS (602)                   0      FAMILY JEWELS (574)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*FAMILY JEWELS (574)       12   4  1 75.0   1/ 2*FAMILY JEWELS (574)       9  1 1
 2/ 3 THE BULLS (43)           167  80 10 67.6   2/ 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       3  0 0
 3- 4*DARK RUNES (615)          19  10  1 65.5   3/ 4 THE BULLS (43)            3  2 0
 4- 5 DUDS (602)                31  25  2 55.4   4- 1*DARK RUNES (615)          2  2 0
 5/ 6 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      397 326 32 54.9   5- 5 DUDS (602)                1  1 0
 6- 7*MISNOMERS (625)           12  22  0 35.3   6- 7*PLAY BALL (623)           1  6 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 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): QUICK STINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): ZOEY of A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): SAMURAI of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): ROGUES' GALLERY (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)
                     (turn 234): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): XANTHIPPE MANWAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian)
                   (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ERINIKA?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, DARK RUNES, since FAMILY 
JEWELS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're all 
terribly impressed to see JADE LOCKET win a fight and gain 6 points, terribly.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, ERINIKA may be getting bland, as APPLE DANISH stays 
top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you 
think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ERINIKA, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
DARK RUNES the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
FAMILY JEWELS.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ERINIKA to get a drink than The Welcome 
Wench!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of ERINIKA.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLE DANISH 5247            11   2  0   102       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL FROG 4547               16   7  0   129       THE BULLS (43)
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-YANKEE DOODLE 3605           21  19  0   107       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
 SILVER BULL ION 5149         11   3  1   101       THE BULLS (43)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARI-KARI 3049               10   4  0    79       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-ENDU ENDU 5242               12   4  0    69       DUDS (602)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK RHINO 5318               5   2  1    53       DARK RUNES (615)
-DUNCE 5256                    4   5  0    53       DUDS (602)
-LUG 5316                      6   4  1    49       DUDS (602)
-SHADOW SPAWN 5444             4   0  0    44       DARK RUNES (615)
-RICHARD CRANIUM 5461          6   2  0    38       MISNOMERS (625)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIMBO 5325                    5   5  1    38       DUDS (602)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIAMOND EAR RING 5028         3   1  1    25       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
-PAM D MONIUM 5454             1   1  0    25       MISNOMERS (625)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUBY PENDANT 5025             3   0  0    23       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
-DARK DANDELION 5317           4   0  0    22       DARK RUNES (615)
-ZOMBIE 5413                   3   1  0    22       DARK RUNES (615)
 JADE LOCKET 5027              3   0  0    22       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
-TWERP 5410                    1   1  0    20       DUDS (602)
-JACK DER RIERRE 5458          2   2  0    16       MISNOMERS (625)
 PEARL NECKLACE 5026           3   2  0    14       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
-VESSEL OF DEATH 5446          2   2  0     8       DARK RUNES (615)
-MISS B. HAVEN 5457            1   4  0     7       MISNOMERS (625)
-CARDINAL 5427                 0   1  0     7       PLAY BALL (623)
-OPAL BROOCH 5024              0   1  0     7       FAMILY JEWELS (574)
-STINGER 5428                  0   2  0     6       PLAY BALL (623)
-RICK TERSCALE 5455            0   2  0     6       MISNOMERS (625)
-MARLIN 5426                   1   1  0     5       PLAY BALL (623)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CHICAGO BULL 5464      0  2 0 THE BULLS 43          DIAMOND EAR RING 5028 170         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jewel # 1:  The Bulls -- Sorry, but the Chicago Bulls just haven't been the same
without Jordan.  Perhaps you will do better in the draft. -- Diamond Ear Ring

Jewel # 2:  Marlin -- Thank you for being there when I needed you the most. -- Jade
Locket

Jewel # 3:  Stinger -- There was a little stinger of my own! -- Pearl Necklace

Apple Danish -- You are pretty good with those NPC's.  You must be proud. -- Jewel
Thief

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

APPLE DANISH devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
SILVER BULL ION vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven battle.
JADE LOCKET demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute uneven fight.
PEARL NECKLACE bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute novice's contest.
DIAMOND EAR RING defeated PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 171 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  APPLE DANISH 5247          11   2  0  102 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
LUNGING ATTACK   SILVER BULL ION 5149       11   3  1  101 THE BULLS (43)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is APPLE DANISH 5247.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SILVER BULL ION 5149.  The ten other most popular fighters were DIAMOND EAR 
RING 5028, APPLE DANISH 5247, PEARL NECKLACE 5026, JADE LOCKET 5027,  0,  0,  0,  0,  
0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JADE LOCKET 5027.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PEARL NECKLACE 5026, APPLE DANISH 5247, DIAMOND EAR RING 5028, 
SILVER BULL ION 5149,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.