DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2008    Duedate: 02/13/2008

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-383

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GREEN DISEASE
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
(74-3902) [12-3-3,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GREEN DISEASE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)           
(74-3902) [12-3-3,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     MORO TEN ZORA
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [12-20-0,61]         (74-4133) [7-5-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CORPS (346)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CORPS (346)                 34
2. SAND DANCERS (251)          13      CORPS (346)
3. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)         8      Unchartered Team

                                       PLAYOFFS 2002 (410)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CORPS (346)              455 318 26 58.9   1/ 1 CORPS (346)               4  1 1
 2/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      76  78  9 49.4   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        4 11 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       871 936 33 48.2   3/ 0 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      1  2 1

    '*'   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 586): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): BIG LAKE NOMADS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh, dear.  One-three against the standbys this time, and I blush to admit that
I'm one of the losers.  This is disgraceful, and insult to the city and the Empire.

                                     Kirssarina

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt DAYLA KIV will ever be the same.  And let's see, ASTON MARTIN fought COMATOSE 
and gained 15 points and contributed to CORPS' 2-1-1.  KOLBAN TEN TAHL has lost to 
DARSAL THE FALSE, falling 4 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 2-3-0 turn.  
Somebody's not going to like this, (then again, somebody will), but our Duelmaster, 
KIRSSARINA, has died, and GREEN DISEASE has killed her.  Can someone confirm a rumor 
for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Crystal 
Wheel until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that DAYLA KIV has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in DAYLA KIV and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN DISEASE 3902           12   3  3   115       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENERAL MILLS 4123            7   1  0    62       CORPS (346)
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              12  20  0    61       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RUBY TUESDAY 4142             4   0  0    45       CORPS (346)
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133            7   5  0    43       SAND DANCERS (251)
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143          6   3  0    41       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139            6   6  1    25       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAZDA 4146                    2   0  0    22       CORPS (346)
 ASTON MARTIN 4149             1   0  1    15       CORPS (346)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
R.H. MACY 4150          0  1 0 CORPS 346            CHANNA THE DANCE      383  NONE
COMATOSE 4101           1  2 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414   ASTON MARTIN 4149     383   
MEAT 4107               0  1 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414   GARFIELD'S PET        383  NONE
KIRSSARINA 4114        10 16 0 SAND DANCERS 251     GREEN DISEASE 3902    383   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ruby Tuesday -- Ma'am, you're a regular pocket Venus, but you need to work on your
temper.  That kind of bloodthirsty rage just isn't becoming to a woman. -- Dolby Klee
P.S.  It isn't chauvinistic of me to say that, is it?

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

R.H. MACY was barely slain by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEAT was slaughtered by GARFIELD'S PET in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
KIRSSARINA was easily killed by GREEN DISEASE in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
DOLBY KLEE devastated MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KOLBAN TEN TAHL was defeated by DARSAL THE FALSE in a 3 minute match.
MOKO TEN ZORA was devastated by DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MORO TEN ZORA savagely defeated DIRTY RUFFIAN in a 1 minute struggle.
MAZDA handily defeated SHAMELESS BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
COMATOSE was slaughtered by ASTON MARTIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         5 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  23 -  2      48  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 383 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GREEN DISEASE 3902         12   3  3  115 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
LUNGING ATTACK   MORO TEN ZORA 4133          7   5  0   43 SAND DANCERS (251)
WALL OF STEEL    KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143        6   3  0   41 SAND DANCERS (251)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DOLBY KLEE 4103.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORO TEN ZORA 4133.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOLBAN TEN TAHL 
4143, DOLBY KLEE 4103, GREEN DISEASE 3902, ASTON MARTIN 4149, R.H. MACY 4150, MAZDA 
4146, MEAT 4107, KIRSSARINA 4114, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, and COMATOSE 4101.

The least popular fighter this week was COMATOSE 4101.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, KIRSSARINA 4114, MEAT 4107, MAZDA 4146, R.H. MACY 
4150, ASTON MARTIN 4149, GREEN DISEASE 3902, DOLBY KLEE 4103, KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143, 
and MORO TEN ZORA 4133.