DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/30/2006    Duedate: 04/12/2006

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-336

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RAGING PYROTHAG
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
(74-3320) [13-3-0,150]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RAGING PYROTHAG                JAEN MARTOS
GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
(74-3320) [13-3-0,150]         (74-3630) [7-2-1,78]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARMON CHANG                   XONAXJ QUECUYA
SAND DANCERS (251)             HUNTERS & PREY (480)
(74-3979) [17-13-0,92]         (74-3995) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (461)         19
2. HUNTERS & PREY (480)        17      GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
3. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)    11      Unchartered Team
4. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)       9
5. CORPS (346)                  8      GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)     3   2  0 60.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        8  7 0
 2/ 2 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  26  18  0 59.1   2/ 2 CORPS (346)               7  5 0
 3/ 1 CORPS (346)              402 282 22 58.8   3/ 4*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      5  8 0
 4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       38  29  2 56.7   4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       4  4 1
 5/ 4 SAND DANCERS (251)       756 827 32 47.8   5/ 5 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  2  0 0
 6/ 5*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      16  22  2 42.1   6- 6*LETHAL HERITAGE (310)     2  3 0
 7- 6*LETHAL HERITAGE (310)      2   3  0 40.0   7/ 0*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    1  1 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Is there some special gift that I can get from you, Mary Kay?  So long as it
isn't PINK, of course.  I am curious.  You elves have such UNUSUAL habits.

                                      Chessara

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in DAYLA KIV a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The CORPS guild has had a 3-1-0 
turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of 
thing can lead.  And let's see, TIRGU JIU fought STARBUCK and gained 13 points and 
contributed to HUNTERS & PREY's 2-3-0.  STARBUCK has lost to TIRGU JIU, falling 11 
points, while helping make CORPS a 3-1-0 turn.  We should ask RAGING PYROTHAG about 
the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now 
the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Crystal Wheel?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  The most challenged warrior this turn was 
CORPS' warrior SPALDING.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a brave attempt, DARTH DECLAWED from ARENA FELINES challenged up 25 
points to fight MARY KAY from the CORPS stable.  DARTH DECLAWED perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was defeated by MARY KAY and ended up with 40 recognition 
points.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in DAYLA KIV, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAGING PYROTHAG 3320         13   3  0   150       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARMON CHANG 3979            17  13  0    92       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAEN MARTOS 3630              7   2  1    78       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT STEVENS 3363              9   5  0    67       ARENA FELINES (461)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORBA KLEE 3963              15  20  0    65       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SPALDING 4004                 8   2  1    65       CORPS (346)
 MARY KAY 4019                 8   2  0    64       CORPS (346)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POLE CAT 3734                 5   3  2    55       ARENA FELINES (461)
 WARCLAW 3633                  5   3  1    54       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
-SAND CAPPER 3362              6   5  0    50       ARENA FELINES (461)
 SAM GOODY 4009                7   2  0    41       CORPS (346)
 DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   6  0    40       ARENA FELINES (461)
 JUJUBLE 4044                  4   4  1    36       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ICE TITAN 3318                7   3  0    29       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-FEROCIOUS FELINE 3366         5   6  0    29       ARENA FELINES (461)
 TIRGU JIU 3632                3   5  0    24       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              4   3  0    22       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 DUELMASTERS 3785              2   1  0    19       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 CIVILIZATION 3942             1   0  0    13       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 STARBUCK 4055                 2   1  0    11       CORPS (346)
-STARGAZER 2057                2   0  0    11       LETHAL HERITAGE (310)
 QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634            1   5  0    11       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
 LURA TYL ZURIS 4056           1   2  0     5       SAND DANCERS (251)
 XONAXJ QUECUYA 3995           0   2  0     2       HUNTERS & PREY (480)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAKAR TEL SORIAN 9     0  1 0   1                   POLE CAT 3734         336 NONE    
TERRILIS 4021          1  9 0 SAND DANCERS 251      POLE CAT 3734         332 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spalding -- It was over after the first hit.  But I enjoyed watching you dance for
the rest of the fight. -- Jaen Martos

Starbuck -- You do that so well. -- Tirgu Jiu

Pole Cat -- Bad cat.  Bad, bad cat. -- Warclaw

Stargazer -- I think I'm in trouble. -- Qaz Aq Atyrau

Lura Tyl Zuris -- You are tough.  I'm not. -- Xonaxj Quecuya

Cat Stevens -- A vet told me that cats have to eat mice, or mouse extract, in order
to remain healthy.  Do you eat mice?  Would you eat a mouse if one was offered? --
Garmon Chang
P.S.  I don't know whether they have to be raw.

Sam Goody -- Perhaps you should stick to your day job, eh? -- Korba Klee

Oh, a standby.  Pooh. -- Jujuble

Xonaxj Quecuya -- Amazing!  Did your manager name you by dumping out the left-over
letters from a scrabble set?  How do you even pronounce that?  I noticed the arena
announcer had a problem with it. -- Lura tyl Zuris

Lady Protector Chessara -- Lands are available on the border on the usual terms.  If
you are interested in the possibilities, let me know. -- Harizon, Arena Steward

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

JAEN MARTOS was bested by GARMON CHANG in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WARCLAW lost to SPALDING in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
DARTH DECLAWED was overcome by MARY KAY in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
QAZ AQ ATYRAU bested LURA TYL ZURIS in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
CHESSARA was overpowered by RAGING PYROTHAG in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
KORBA KLEE was devastated by MADAME U-TANA in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
CAT STEVENS overpowered JUJUBLE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
POLE CAT butchered MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
SAM GOODY vanquished DUELMASTERS in a 1 minute uneven duel.
TIRGU JIU slimly won victory over STARBUCK in a action packed 1 minute fight.
XONAXJ QUECUYA was vanquished by CIVILIZATION in a exciting 7 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  10 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 336 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RAGING PYROTHAG 3320       13   3  0  150 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
PARRY-LUNGE      GARMON CHANG 3979          17  13  0   92 SAND DANCERS (251)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAEN MARTOS 3630            7   2  1   78 HUNTERS & PREY (480)
LUNGING ATTACK   MARY KAY 4019               8   2  0   64 CORPS (346)
WALL OF STEEL    WARCLAW 3633                5   3  1   54 HUNTERS & PREY (480)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GARMON CHANG 3979.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was XONAXJ QUECUYA 3995.  The ten other most popular fighters were GARMON CHANG 
3979, JAEN MARTOS 3630, SPALDING 4004, MARY KAY 4019, SAM GOODY 4009, TIRGU JIU 3632, 
QAZ AQ ATYRAU 3634, CAT STEVENS 3363, POLE CAT 3734, and STARBUCK 4055.

The least popular fighter this week was CIVILIZATION 3942.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DUELMASTERS 3785, JUJUBLE 4044, KORBA KLEE 3963, WARCLAW 3633, 
RAGING PYROTHAG 3320, LURA TYL ZURIS 4056, DARTH DECLAWED 3420, STARBUCK 4055, POLE 
CAT 3734, and CAT STEVENS 3363.

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

CHESSARA (74-3983) SAND DANCERS (251)