DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/12/2006    Duedate: 01/25/2006

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-327

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TREENVA TARAL
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3072) [14-35-1,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TREENVA TARAL                  POSITION IS EMPTY
SAND DANCERS (67)              
(75-3072) [14-35-1,91]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TREENVA TARAL                  TREENVA TARAL
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3072) [14-35-1,91]         (75-3072) [14-35-1,91]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (67)           33
2. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       28      DARK TOADS (240)
3. ONE NIGHT STAND (207)        0      Unchartered Team
4. FEARFUL (255)                0
5. I AM SAM (267)               0      LYCANTHROPES (31)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 FEARFUL (255)             17   3  0 85.0   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         9  3 1
 2/ 2 DARK TOADS (240)         331 177  8 65.2   2/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  1 1
 3- 3 I AM SAM (267)            43  25  2 63.2   3- 4 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     1  0 0
 4- 4 ONE NIGHT STAND (207)     24  24  1 50.0   4- 2 FEARFUL (255)             1  0 0
 5/ 0 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    124 128 12 49.2   5/ 3 DARK TOADS (240)          1  5 0
 6/ 5 SAND DANCERS (67)        610 973 17 38.5   6- 5 I AM SAM (267)            0  2 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 532): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 532): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): FLIPPERS ARCADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): EXACTLY!, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 516): CHARLIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 259): RAUNI of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 236): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 392): SHANKS PONY of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This was not what I expected for my graduation-notice fight.  A match with a
standby?  And Lady Scorn, at that.  Gods, I hate that guy.  He dresses up in all
those layers of skirts, paints his face even though it won't SHOW through the
standby's mask-helm (and don't even get me STARTED on the mask!), and then he...he
SIMPERS at me over his blade.  I hate him.

                                     Arnal Redaxe

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JADE MOUNTAIN games.  TREENVA TARAL caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested CAPTAIN MONDINOR and was 
awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, FOOTSTEPS 
put down SHORT ROCK, causing him to lose 2 points of recognition in the process.  Not 
for nothing has ARNAL REDAXE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and 
this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  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!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JADE MOUNTAIN.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  MONKEY KING has the town astir with the news of his Dark Arena 
victory!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is 
only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 TREENVA TARAL 3072           14  35  1    91       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VIRGINITIPHOBIA 2743         12   0  0   116       FEARFUL (255)
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)
-HOLLY HEPATITIS 2258          8   7  0    92       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)
 DOWD 3188                    10   4  1    80       DARK TOADS (240)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CINDY CHLAMIDIA 2734          4   3  1    54       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 FOOTSTEPS 3155                5   2  0    53       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 MONKEY KING 2904              6   7  1    52       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-POLLY POX 2254                8   7  0    51       ONE NIGHT STAND (207)
 DONAL PINES 3194              6   4  0    44       SAND DANCERS (67)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196               4   3  0    40       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VERN 3186                     6   7  1    26       DARK TOADS (240)
-RHYPOPHOBIA 2740              4   0  0    26       FEARFUL (255)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEMATOPHOBIA 3056             1   1  0    15       FEARFUL (255)
-SAMURAI 3119                  1   0  0    13       I AM SAM (267)
-DARQUE 3185                   2   1  0    10       DARK TOADS (240)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAPTAIN MONDINOR 17    0  1 0   1                   TREENVA TARAL 3072    327 NONE    
TREEMASTER 19          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          MONKEY KING 2904      327 NONE    
DUMAS 3191             0  1 0 PARANOID ASYLUM 234   STONEWALKER 18        327 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dowd -- Do you HAVE to wear that totally DRAB outfit?  It was enough to turn my
stomach.  Blah brown, blah green, blah gray.  Blah. -- Treenva Taral

Vern -- I wish you heralded something vernal.  Not that I mind SNOW, but I really
mind SHOVELING. -- Donal Pines
P.S.  They TELL me it's good for building up my upper body strength.  Huh.  They'd
say ANYTHING to get someone else to shovel the snow.

Old Stoneface was no match for ME.  Ha. -- Short Rock

Lord Protector Arnal Redaxe -- Lands are available on the usual terms.  Which is to
say, you take a piece of disputed property on the border and live on and defend it
for ten years, then the title is made over to you.  Of the lands currently available,
I would recommend those north of Dal Shang, as there seems to be a congregation of
Lord Protectors up there at the moment, and it is always good to have reliable
backup. -- Arenamaster Kendar ten Lucan
P.S.  And you cannot count on the local population for backup in a pinch.  If they
were prepared to defend the area, the border wouldn't be in dispute.

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MONKEY KING viciously butchered TREEMASTER in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DUMAS was slaughtered by STONEWALKER in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
ARNAL REDAXE demolished DOWD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
TREENVA TARAL butchered CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a exciting 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
FOOTSTEPS viciously subdued SHORT ROCK in a popular 1 minute bloody duel.
DONAL PINES overpowered VERN 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                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 327 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     DOWD 3188                  10   4  1   80 DARK TOADS (240)
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOTSTEPS 3155              5   2  0   53 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
WALL OF STEEL    DONAL PINES 3194            6   4  0   44 SAND DANCERS (67)
BASHING ATTACK   SHORT ROCK 3196             4   3  0   40 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TREENVA TARAL 3072.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TREENVA TARAL 3072.  The ten other most popular fighters were FOOTSTEPS 
3155, MONKEY KING 2904, DOWD 3188, DONAL PINES 3194, DUMAS 3191, SHORT ROCK 3196, 
VERN 3186,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was VERN 3186.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHORT ROCK 3196, DUMAS 3191, DONAL PINES 3194, DOWD 3188, MONKEY KING 
2904, FOOTSTEPS 3155, TREENVA TARAL 3072,  0,  0, and  0.

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

ARNAL REDAXE (75-3136) SAND DANCERS (67)