DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2006    Duedate: 06/21/2006

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-341

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

REM
DARKLINGS (342)
(74-2853) [14-8-0,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

REM                            POSITION IS EMPTY
DARKLINGS (342)                
(74-2853) [14-8-0,124]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

REM                            REM
DARKLINGS (342)                DARKLINGS (342)
(74-2853) [14-8-0,124]         (74-2853) [14-8-0,124]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (251)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARKLINGS (342)             36
2. SAND DANCERS (251)           5      CORPS (346)
3. GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)     0      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (461)          0
5. GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)       0      BAG END LORDS (417)

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)     7   4  0 63.6   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        5 10 0
 2- 2 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  27  18  0 60.0   2/ 0 DARKLINGS (342)           4  1 0
 3/ 3 CORPS (346)              405 286 22 58.6   3/ 2 CORPS (346)               3  4 0
 4- 4 ARENA FELINES (461)       42  30  2 58.3   4- 3 ARENA FELINES (461)       2  0 0
 5/ 0 DARKLINGS (342)          172 166  5 50.9   5- 4*GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)    2  2 0
 6- 5 THE SOUTH (483)            6   6  0 50.0   6- 5 GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)  1  0 0
 7/ 6 SAND DANCERS (251)       767 841 32 47.7   7- 6 THE SOUTH (483)           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 542): CAVE DWELLER of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): AFFIRMED of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): KETL PHYSHE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): QUIVRA NGEDO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): DEO VOLENTE of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): FURY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): FROSTFLARE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): FIGHTING TREE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 403): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): ADEMA of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): KORBA KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 542): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): VALAMOND'S CREW (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): none
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 403): ELEVENTH HOUR (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 541): KANT of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 535): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 538): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 536): VAXTON of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
                             (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 381): ROBESPIERRE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
                  (turn 368): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                              5 GOLDEN WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

      Well, I'm surprised.  There I was fighting Spalding, who has almost a third as
many fights as I do, and a manager who pays attention (or there wouldn't have been a
challenge), and what happens?  I win!  I one-shotted him.  That's ridiculous, on the
face of it.

                                      Korba Klee

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly DAYLA KIV games.  SPIRIT HOUND caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested DARSAL THE FALSE and was 
awarded 12 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JUJUBLE 
put down BROOKSTONE, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  The 
city has turned out in honor of REM, for with hers arena victory she 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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In DAYLA KIV "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  GARMON CHANG take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
DAYLA KIV.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
SPALDING posted a challenge against the more highly recognized GARMON CHANG.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand SPALDING lost to GARMON CHANG.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of ALARUM, 
veteran of many duels.  11-15-1 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays 
no favorites.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is 
sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REM 2853                     14   8  0   124       DARKLINGS (342)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT STEVENS 3363             11   5  0   102       ARENA FELINES (461)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARMON CHANG 3979            20  15  0    98       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORBA KLEE 3963              17  23  0    86       SAND DANCERS (251)
-POLE CAT 3734                 7   3  2    71       ARENA FELINES (461)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPALDING 4004                 9   4  1    65       CORPS (346)
 SLEEPWALKER 2843             12  14  1    58       DARKLINGS (342)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROBERT E. LEE 3743            6   6  0    51       THE SOUTH (483)
 SPIRIT HOUND 2882             9   7  0    46       DARKLINGS (342)
-SAM GOODY 4009                7   2  0    41       CORPS (346)
-DARTH DECLAWED 3420           7   6  0    40       ARENA FELINES (461)
 JUJUBLE 4044                  6   7  1    35       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)
-CIVILIZATION 3942             3   0  0    29       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 SANDMAN 2896                  3   8  1    24       DARKLINGS (342)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARTS 3782                    1   0  0    23       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
-IRON MAIDEN 3317              4   3  0    22       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
-DUELMASTERS 3785              3   1  0    22       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
 TELGAN TEN VORH 4061          3   2  0    12       SAND DANCERS (251)
 LURA TYL ZURIS 4056           2   6  0    12       SAND DANCERS (251)
-STARBUCK 4055                 2   1  0    11       CORPS (346)
-NIGHTMARE STEED 4053          1   0  0    11       GEMSTONE CREATIONS (434)
 BROOKSTONE 4059               2   1  0    10       CORPS (346)
-SCORESHEET 3784               0   1  0     1       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)
-BRIDGE 3783                   0   1  0     1       GAMES CRIP PLAYS (486)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ALARUM 2844           11 15 1 DARKLINGS 342         DIRTY RUFFIAN 8       341 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Brookstone -- Well, hey, you didn't have to THROW the damned stone. -- Lura tyl Zuris

It isn't often a standby manages to teach two useful skills.  I'm really glad to know
how to mend pots; I might need a new career any day now. -- Garmon Chang

Robert E. Lee -- Heck, now our records don't match.  Unless I win my next and you
lose yours.  Try to do that, please. -- Jujuble

I just took the Shameless Beggar and held him upside down by the ankles (he's a
little short guy) and shook him hard, and all kinds of stuff fell out of his pockets.
Including four skills.  Not great skills, maybe, but I'll take whatever I can get. --
Telgan ten Vorh

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood

flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPALDING was devastated by GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BROOKSTONE was vanquished by JUJUBLE in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
KORBA KLEE was overpowered by REM in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
SPIRIT HOUND savagely defeated DARSAL THE FALSE in a 3 minute brutal fight.
SLEEPWALKER devastated DARSAL THE FALSE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ALARUM was slain by DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
SANDMAN overcame TELGAN TEN VORH in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
LURA TYL ZURIS was vanquished by RORNIS THE DARK in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  2      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  16 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 341 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        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   REM 2853                   14   8  0  124 DARKLINGS (342)
PARRY-LUNGE      GARMON CHANG 3979          20  15  0   98 SAND DANCERS (251)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPALDING 4004               9   4  1   65 CORPS (346)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIRIT HOUND 2882           9   7  0   46 DARKLINGS (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is REM 2853.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ALARUM 2844.  The ten other most popular fighters were REM 2853, SPIRIT HOUND 2882, 
JUJUBLE 4044, SLEEPWALKER 2843, SANDMAN 2896, GARMON CHANG 3979, TELGAN TEN VORH 
4061, BROOKSTONE 4059, LURA TYL ZURIS 4056, and SPALDING 4004.

The least popular fighter this week was KORBA KLEE 3963.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPALDING 4004, LURA TYL ZURIS 4056, BROOKSTONE 4059, TELGAN TEN VORH 
4061, GARMON CHANG 3979, SANDMAN 2896, SLEEPWALKER 2843, JUJUBLE 4044, SPIRIT HOUND 
2882, and REM 2853.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

REM (74-2853) DARKLINGS (342)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHARP 2739 (105-51-0)                  9  3  0         CORPS                

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAX FACTOR 3690 (40-10-1)              4  3  1         CORPS                
DRACO MALFOY 3500 (55-22-1)            3  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DREAM CATCHER 3177 (27-13-1)           2  3  0         SECOND CHANCES       
VINCENT CRABBE 3498 (46-41-2)          2  3  0         SLYTHERIN HOUSE      
RACING TURTLE 3180 (20-16-0)           1  3  0         SECOND CHANCES       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GISELLA 2704 (31-17-0)                 3  3  0         DARK TOADS           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE TICK 3788 (10-8-0)                 7  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
NOVICES 3334 (8-9-1)                   1  3  0         TC'S ARE US          
RAGING PYROTHAG 3320 (13-3-0)          1  3  0         GEMSTONE CREATIONS   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STREET FIGHTING MAN 3988 (5-0-0)       8  3  0         STONED               
NEWBIE MGR. 4049 (1-0-0)               3  3  0         LEARN TO ADD!        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOVE THE DOVE 4064 (0-0-0)            2  3  0         PSYCHOTIC SYMPTOMS   

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROBERT E. LEE 3743 (5-5-0)             1  3  0         THE SOUTH            

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NIGHTMARE STEED 4053 (0-0-0)           2  3  0         GEMSTONE CREATIONS