DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2008    Duedate: 02/27/2008

DAYLA KIV ARENA

DM-74    TURN-384

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GREEN DISEASE
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
(74-3902) [13-3-3,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GREEN DISEASE                  POSITION IS EMPTY
INSIGNIFICANCE (414)           
(74-3902) [13-3-3,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOLBY KLEE                     MORO TEN ZORA
SAND DANCERS (251)             SAND DANCERS (251)
(74-4103) [12-21-0,59]         (74-4133) [7-6-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CORPS (346)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INSIGNIFICANCE (414)        27
2. CORPS (346)                 18      CORPS (346)
3. SAND DANCERS (251)          16      Unchartered Team

                                       ENSEMBLE (238)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CORPS (346)              457 319 26 58.9   1/ 1 CORPS (346)               6  2 1
 2/ 2 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      77  80  9 49.0   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (251)        5 10 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (251)       873 939 33 48.2   3/ 3 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)      2  4 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): BLUETTE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): HOPALONG of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 587): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 581): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 583): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 569): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 567): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 435): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 426): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, 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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out DAYLA KIV to 
see what's new.  MVP award for MOKO TEN ZORA?  SAND DANCERS' proud of him after 
beating MAKAR TEL SORIAN and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
KOLBAN TEN TAHL got smashed by DANGEROUS BON LOKAR, and lost 8 points!  Like CORPS' 
ASTON MARTIN is sweating since he got Bloodfeuded by Duelmaster GREEN DISEASE!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  GREEN DISEASE stopped ASTON MARTIN dead in his 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said DAYLA KIV's Duelmaster was paying for drinks 
at The Crystal Wheel?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  SAND DANCERS was the most avoided 
team.  Is a 873-939-33 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
CORPS' been avoiding SAND DANCERS so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  
Like, is DOLBY KLEE popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of DAYLA 
KIV!  He's got a 12-21-0, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  GREEN DISEASE bloodfeuded (is that a 
word?) ASTON MARTIN for revenge over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it? 
What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  DAYLA KIV is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREEN DISEASE 3902           13   3  3   117       INSIGNIFICANCE (414)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GENERAL MILLS 4123            8   1  0    67       CORPS (346)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOLBY KLEE 4103              12  21  0    59       SAND DANCERS (251)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUBY TUESDAY 4142             5   0  0    50       CORPS (346)
 MORO TEN ZORA 4133            7   6  0    43       SAND DANCERS (251)
 MOKO TEN ZORA 4139            7   6  1    38       SAND DANCERS (251)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143          6   4  0    33       SAND DANCERS (251)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASTON MARTIN 4149             1   1  1    23       CORPS (346)
-MAZDA 4146                    2   0  0    22       CORPS (346)
 LIRINI TYL VARIN 4152         1   0  0    13       SAND DANCERS (251)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
AVERAGE JOE 4154        0  1 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414   CHANNA THE DANCE      384  NONE
COMATOSE 4101           1  2 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414   ASTON MARTIN 4149     383  JUST REVENGED
GLOBAL GYM 4153         0  1 0 INSIGNIFICANCE 414   ARENAMASTER DERN      384  NONE
KIRSSARINA 4114        10 16 0 SAND DANCERS 251     GREEN DISEASE 3902    383   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Green Disease -- Well, I suppose I don't have to worry about writing any more
columns.  But now that I'm turning (shudder) green, all my clothes clash!  I can't go
OUT like this.  I'll need a whole new wardrobe, and that is talking BIG money.
Darned if I know where it's coming from.  Got any helpful ideas? -- Ghost of
Kirssarina

Ah, standbys.  I guess this is good, since I won, but then again, it's bad because I
didn't learn a single thing from the Sorian.  Drat.  Darn.  Shucks.  Other epithets
as may occur to you. -- Dolby Klee

Darsal the False was indeed totally false, a liar to the core.  He actually had the
nerve and bad taste to say, before the fight, that he would "let me win."  And then,
of course, he didn't, adding dishonesty to bad taste.  The man's hopeless. -- Kolban
ten Tahl

That Dirty Ruffian pushed me down and stole my lunch money! -- Moko ten Zora

Moko -- That's okay, I got it away from him.  This is a good thing, because I wanted
the fancy lunch, and now that I have my money AND yours, I can afford it! -- Moro ten
Zora
P.S.  I'll bring you the leftovers.

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

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVERAGE JOE was dealt death by CHANNA THE DANCER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GLOBAL GYM was butchered by ARENAMASTER DERNAL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
GREEN DISEASE handily defeated ASTON MARTIN in a 1 minute Bloodfeud Title match.
GENERAL MILLS unbelievably bested DOLBY KLEE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
RUBY TUESDAY luckily beat MORO TEN ZORA in a exciting 3 minute Challenge fight.
KOLBAN TEN TAHL was devastated by DANGEROUS BON LOKAR in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MOKO TEN ZORA defeated MAKAR TEL SORIAN in a 1 minute struggle.
LIRINI TYL VARIN overpowered CRINGING CUTPURSE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         6 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  25 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 384 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  4         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GREEN DISEASE 3902         13   3  3  117 INSIGNIFICANCE (414)
TOTAL PARRY      RUBY TUESDAY 4142           5   0  0   50 CORPS (346)
LUNGING ATTACK   MORO TEN ZORA 4133          7   6  0   43 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 DOLBY KLEE 4103, 
GREEN DISEASE 3902, AVERAGE JOE 4154, GENERAL MILLS 4123, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, LIRINI 
TYL VARIN 4152, RUBY TUESDAY 4142, GLOBAL GYM 4153, ASTON MARTIN 4149, and KOLBAN TEN 
TAHL 4143.

The least popular fighter this week was KOLBAN TEN TAHL 4143.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ASTON MARTIN 4149, GLOBAL GYM 4153, RUBY TUESDAY 4142, LIRINI 
TYL VARIN 4152, MOKO TEN ZORA 4139, GENERAL MILLS 4123, AVERAGE JOE 4154, GREEN 
DISEASE 3902, DOLBY KLEE 4103, and MORO TEN ZORA 4133.