DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/13/2006    Duedate: 04/26/2006

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-337

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAT STEVENS
ARENA FELINES (461)
(74-3363) [10-5-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAT STEVENS                    DUELMASTERS
ARENA FELINES (461)            GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
(74-3363) [10-5-0,92]          (74-3785) [3-1-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARMON CHANG                   LURA TYL ZURIS
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3979) [17-14-0,70]         (74-4056) [1-3-0,6]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (461)         36
2. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)      11      ARENA FELINES (461)
3. THE SOUTH (483)             11      Unchartered Team
4. HUNTERS & PREY (480)         0
5. CORPS (346)                  0      GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)     5   2  0 71.4   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 2- 2 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  26  18  0 59.1   2/ 4 ARENA FELINES (461)       4  3 1
 3- 3 CORPS (346)              402 282 22 58.8   3- 2 CORPS (346)               4  4 0
 4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (461)       40  29  2 58.0   4- 3*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      4  6 0
 5/ 0 THE SOUTH (483)            5   5  0 50.0   5/ 7*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    3  1 0
 6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (251)       757 831 32 47.7   6- 5 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
 7- 6*HUNTERS & PREY (480)      16  22  2 42.1   7/ 0 THE SOUTH (483)           1  0 0
 8- 7*LETHAL HERITAGE (310)      2   3  0 40.0   8- 6*LETHAL HERITAGE (310)     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 539): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 539): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 533): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 535): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 533): KHALUM'S MIDGET of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 531): SUE SHEE 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 524): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 521): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 472): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, 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 400): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 379): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 365): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 336): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 333): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 320): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 425): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 539): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 539): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 533): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 535): DRAGOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 533): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 531): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 521): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 472): TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): 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 400): ARNIE'S ARMY (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 379): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 365): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 336): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 333): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 320): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 425): 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.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 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  32 ARVAT (turn 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, 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)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Not much to say really.  Chessara, good luck in Advanced!  Garmon Chang, looks like
it's your turn as you are the only one in range. -- The Raging One

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAYLA KIV!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  CAT STEVENS caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GARMON CHANG and was awarded 
25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CAT STEVENS put 
down GARMON CHANG, causing him to lose 22 points of recognition in the process.  Due 
to his absence and inability to defend the throne, RAGING PYROTHAG has lost the title 
of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of CAT STEVENS, for with his arena 
victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed this!  A seer 
has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  
Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in DAYLA KIV these days is HUNTERS & PREY.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of GAMES CRIP PLAYS are 
catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the 
avoids.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after KORBA KLEE.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in DAYLA KIV.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can 
I keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT STEVENS 3363             10   5  0    92       ARENA FELINES (461)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JAEN MARTOS 3630              7   2  1    78       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
 GARMON CHANG 3979            17  14  0    70       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORBA KLEE 3963              15  21  0    66       SAND DANCERS (251)
 POLE CAT 3734                 6   3  2    66       ARENA FELINES (461)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPALDING 4004                 8   2  1    65       CORPS (346)
-MARY KAY 4019                 8   2  0    64       CORPS (346)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARCLAW 3633                  5   3  1    54       HUNTERS & PREY (480)
-SAND CAPPER 3362              6   5  0    50       ARENA FELINES (461)
 ROBERT E. LEE 3743            5   5  0    46       THE SOUTH (483)
-SAM GOODY 4009                7   2  0    41       CORPS (346)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   6  0    40       ARENA FELINES (461)

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)
 JUJUBLE 4044                  4   5  1    25       SAND DANCERS (251)
-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              3   1  0    22       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 CIVILIZATION 3942             2   0  0    21       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 TELGAN TEN VORH 4061          1   0  0    13       SAND DANCERS (251)
-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   3  0     6       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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jaen Martos -- Madam, you inspire me to grow a mustache just so I can twirl it at
you.  What a, you will pardon the phrase, fox you are!  I adore redheads.  Leave this
sordid life and be my own, sweet Jaen! -- Garmon Chang

Qaz A1 Atyrau -- I suppose you're going for the Scrabble Sweepstakes? -- Lura tyl
Zuris
P.S.  Is that how your manager comes up with the names?  Scoops up a bunch of
scrabble letters at random and makes a name out of them?

Raging Pyrothag -- I cede the title to you gladly and shall soon be departing this
city to return to my home.  Enjoy it, small one. -- Chessara

Oh, hey, I can't chop up bitty little women!  It's against my religion! -- Korba Klee

Cat Stevens -- By golly, I'll sic a DOG on you! -- Jujuble
P.S.  You look like a siamese.  That's peculiar, since there is no siam in this
world.

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

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

POLE CAT devastated KORBA KLEE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GARMON CHANG was vanquished by CAT STEVENS in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ROBERT E. LEE demolished JUJUBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CIVILIZATION bested DASHO THE CLAWS in a 5 minute contest.
DUELMASTERS defeated LURA TYL ZURIS in a 2 minute fight.
TELGAN TEN VORH demolished CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  2      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  19 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 337 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT STEVENS 3363           10   5  0   92 ARENA FELINES (461)
PARRY-LUNGE      GARMON CHANG 3979          17  14  0   70 SAND DANCERS (251)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 LURA TYL ZURIS 4056.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUELMASTERS 
3785, POLE CAT 3734, CAT STEVENS 3363, ROBERT E. LEE 3743, TELGAN TEN VORH 4061, 
KORBA KLEE 3963, GARMON CHANG 3979, JUJUBLE 4044, CIVILIZATION 3942, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CIVILIZATION 3942.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JUJUBLE 4044, GARMON CHANG 3979, KORBA KLEE 3963, TELGAN TEN 
VORH 4061, ROBERT E. LEE 3743, CAT STEVENS 3363, POLE CAT 3734, DUELMASTERS 3785, 
LURA TYL ZURIS 4056, and  0.