DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/22/2006    Duedate: 07/05/2006

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-342

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GARMON CHANG
SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-3979) [20-16-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GARMON CHANG                   POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (251)             
(74-3979) [20-16-0,91]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GARMON CHANG                   SPALDING
SAND DANCERS (251)             CORPS (346)
(74-3979) [20-16-0,91]         (74-4004) [10-4-1,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARKLINGS (342)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARKLINGS (342)             44
2. CORPS (346)                 11      CORPS (346)
3. THE SOUTH (483)              0      Unchartered Team
4. SAND DANCERS (251)          -5
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3 CORPS (346)              408 287 22 58.7   1/ 2 DARKLINGS (342)           7  2 0
 2/ 5 DARKLINGS (342)          175 167  5 51.2   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (251)        7  8 0
 3- 6 THE SOUTH (483)            6   6  0 50.0   3/ 3 CORPS (346)               4  4 0
 4/ 7 SAND DANCERS (251)       769 844 32 47.7   4- 7 THE SOUTH (483)           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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of DAYLA KIV!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SAND DANCERS was 
unseated this week as DARKLINGS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week THE SOUTH went 0-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  
Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which DARKLINGS managed to post this round?  I 
don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  SLEEPWALKER caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested KORBA KLEE and was 
awarded 24 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
SLEEPWALKER put down KORBA KLEE, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the 
process.  Not for nothing has REM in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, 
and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over 
half of the old women in DAYLA KIV seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  KORBA KLEE take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in DAYLA KIV.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in DAYLA KIV as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GARMON CHANG 3979            20  16  0    91       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLEEPWALKER 2843             13  14  1    82       DARKLINGS (342)
 KORBA KLEE 3963              17  24  0    75       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SPALDING 4004                10   4  1    67       CORPS (346)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPIRIT HOUND 2882            10   7  0    53       DARKLINGS (342)
-ROBERT E. LEE 3743            6   6  0    51       THE SOUTH (483)
 SAM GOODY 4009                8   2  0    43       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUJUBLE 4044                  6   8  1    29       SAND DANCERS (251)
 SANDMAN 2896                  3   9  1    25       DARKLINGS (342)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LURA TYL ZURIS 4056           3   6  0    22       SAND DANCERS (251)
 TELGAN TEN VORH 4061          4   2  0    21       SAND DANCERS (251)
 STARBUCK 4055                 3   1  0    15       CORPS (346)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BROOKSTONE 4059        2  2 0 CORPS 346             STENRO BLACKBROWS 20  342 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spalding -- Ah, sucking up the skills, I see.  Too bad you couldn't teach ME
anything. -- Garmon Chang
P.S.  In fact, it's downright antisocial of you not to teach me ANYTHING.

Brookstone -- If I fling you flat, will you skip along the surface? -- Jujuble

Rem -- A pleasure to hand over the column, even if it's to someone who won't be
around to do it NEXT time.  Write in good health, and all that stuff, and off to the
Isle with you. -- Korba Klee, who isn't going to the Isle even if he graduates
because he'd rather get a little place on the river and spend all his time fishing
and fighting river monsters (at least there's a POINT to that, making the river safe
for other fishermen or something)

Sandman -- At least you didn't bury me in it, you bully. -- Telgan ten Vorh

Urk? -- Lura tyl Zuris

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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROOKSTONE was butchered by STENRO BLACKBROWS in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
REM devastated GARMON CHANG in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
KORBA KLEE was handily defeated by SLEEPWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SPALDING viciously subdued MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
JUJUBLE was overpowered by SPIRIT HOUND in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SAM GOODY bested SANDMAN in a 1 minute brawl.
LURA TYL ZURIS won victory over LALVO OF THE PEN in a 2 minute fight.
TELGAN TEN VORH devastated RORNIS THE DARK in a 1 minute mismatched match.
STARBUCK overcame RORNIS THE DARK in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  19 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  17 -  0      29  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 342 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         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      GARMON CHANG 3979          20  16  0   91 SAND DANCERS (251)
SLASHING ATTACK  SPALDING 4004              10   4  1   67 CORPS (346)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIRIT HOUND 2882          10   7  0   53 DARKLINGS (342)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAM GOODY 4009              8   2  0   43 CORPS (346)
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 SPALDING 4004.  The ten other most popular fighters were STARBUCK 4055, LURA 
TYL ZURIS 4056, TELGAN TEN VORH 4061, SLEEPWALKER 2843, SAM GOODY 4009, JUJUBLE 4044, 
SPIRIT HOUND 2882, BROOKSTONE 4059, GARMON CHANG 3979, and KORBA KLEE 3963.

The least popular fighter this week was SANDMAN 2896.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORBA KLEE 3963, GARMON CHANG 3979, BROOKSTONE 4059, SPIRIT HOUND 2882, 
JUJUBLE 4044, SAM GOODY 4009, SLEEPWALKER 2843, TELGAN TEN VORH 4061, LURA TYL ZURIS 
4056, and STARBUCK 4055.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GARMON CHANG (74-3979) SAND DANCERS (251)

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

REM (74-2853) DARKLINGS (342)