DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2006    Duedate: 03/08/2006

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-330

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FOOTSTEPS
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
(75-3155) [7-2-0,72]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FOOTSTEPS                      HSIA FURY
PARANOID ASYLUM (234)          HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3155) [7-2-0,72]           (75-3214) [1-0-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     SHORT ROCK
SAND DANCERS (67)              SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3196) [6-4-0,52]           (75-3196) [6-4-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (67)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)       19
2. HUE AND CRY (282)           18      I AM SAM (267)
3. I AM SAM (267)               9      Unchartered Team
4. DARK TOADS (240)             0
5. SAND DANCERS (67)           -4      HUE AND CRY (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 DARK TOADS (240)         332 178  8 65.1   1/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         7  5 1
 2/ 2 I AM SAM (267)            45  25  2 64.3   2/ 2 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     3  4 0
 3/ 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    127 132 12 49.0   3/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            2  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        617 978 18 38.7   4- 4 DARK TOADS (240)          1  1 0
 5/ 0*HUE AND CRY (282)          1   2  1 33.3   5/ 0*HUE AND CRY (282)         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

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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     And here I am graduating from a near-death arena after a fight with a standby
has made me Duel2Dudette.  Somehow, it doesn't seem to mean anything.

                                   Treenva Taral

P.S.  I've already talked to the steward about "lands," and you don't want to know
what he said.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in JADE MOUNTAIN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, HSIA FURY 
fought SAI-KI THE PEGLEG and gained 16 points and contributed to HUE AND CRY's 1-2-1. 
DONAL PINES has lost to FOOTSTEPS, falling 7 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS 
a 2-2-1 turn.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to CAPTAIN MONDINOR, 
and TREENVA TARAL has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With TREENVA TARAL clearing 
the throne, PARANOID ASYLUM of FOOTSTEPS takes a proud seat as JADE MOUNTAIN's new 
Duelmaster, by virtue of recognition points.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Green Axe uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     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 JADE MOUNTAIN and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in JADE MOUNTAIN again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOTSTEPS 3155                7   2  0    72       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMICH 3046                   6   0  1   115       I AM SAM (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOWD 3188                    11   4  1    96       DARK TOADS (240)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196               6   4  0    52       SAND DANCERS (67)
 DONAL PINES 3194              8   5  0    49       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMURAI 3119                  3   0  0    31       I AM SAM (267)
-VERN 3186                     6   8  1    27       DARK TOADS (240)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HSIA FURY 3214                1   0  1    16       HUE AND CRY (282)
 CORINTHIAN 3195               1   1  0    14       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
-DARQUE 3185                   2   1  0    10       DARK TOADS (240)
 SERNILLAN 3207                2   1  1     9       SAND DANCERS (67)
 ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            0   1  0     1       HUE AND CRY (282)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SAI-KI THE PEGLEG 4    0  1 0   1                   HSIA FURY 3214        330 NONE    
DESAI BASALT 3215      0  1 0 HUE AND CRY 282       SERNILLAN 3207        330         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

TigToad -- Wow...I thought you'd be a mainstay in this arena for years, you and Jorja
and/or Leeta and/or whatever gracious alias it is who runs the Sand Dancers.  But, ya
know, I understand where you are coming from.  I considered Zuwayza (DM 19) home and
still do, and have tried to consistently remain active but after trying and trying
and trying to keep the arena alive after its once promising heyday, and to no avail,
well...I kind of gave up too.  It is frustrating, but alas, that is the way it is in
this new Version 2.0 game in which we play.  Sometimes the coffers just don't
cooperate and something has got to give.  I still remember fondly facing off with
Winston, Ampliter, Shylock, etc, etc...and I also remember fondly the deaths I rained
on your team...but that is another story and it actually worked out better for you
with the replacements/resurrection and whatnot so in hindsight I am sure you are not
complaining despite how much of an a-hole I might have been.  Well, that is
irregardless, and I really can't sway your mind for I am simply a part-time player
here in Jade Mountain....  Granted I have been here for the past five years as well
however it has always been on a part time basis....  Sometimes you just can't stay
home.  Swords high, Filthy Toad.  Represent this fine arena on the Isle and when you
come across my Lirith Kai boys in Free Blades, be sure to reintroduce yourself.

It's a sad thing when the standbys have to double up to keep us busy. -- Short Rock
and Donal Pines

Samurai -- My teammates tell me that I should consider myself lucky to fight a "real"
warrior.  It isn't that I have something against you, it's that I would rather defeat
a standby than lose to a managed warrior. -- Sernillan
P.S.  But I'm glad you're here, just the same.

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TREENVA TARAL was unbelievably bested by CAPTAIN MONDINOR in a 1 minute fight.
FOOTSTEPS demolished DONAL PINES in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
SHORT ROCK savagely defeated STONEFACE MIKARN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute duel.
SAMURAI overpowered TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CORINTHIAN devastated ZAGWE BANSHEE in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
SERNILLAN viciously butchered DESAI BASALT in a 2 minute bloody amateur's match.
HSIA FURY assassinated SAI-KI THE PEGLEG in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  2      86  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 330 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   FOOTSTEPS 3155              7   2  0   72 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
BASHING ATTACK   SHORT ROCK 3196             6   4  0   52 SAND DANCERS (67)
WALL OF STEEL    DONAL PINES 3194            8   5  0   49 SAND DANCERS (67)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHORT ROCK 3196.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SHORT ROCK 3196.  The ten other most popular fighters were DESAI BASALT 3215, 
FOOTSTEPS 3155, SAMURAI 3119, CORINTHIAN 3195, SERNILLAN 3207, HSIA FURY 3214, DONAL 
PINES 3194, ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DONAL PINES 3194, HSIA FURY 3214, SERNILLAN 3207, CORINTHIAN 
3195, SAMURAI 3119, FOOTSTEPS 3155, DESAI BASALT 3215, SHORT ROCK 3196,  0, and  0.

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

TREENVA TARAL (75-3072) SAND DANCERS (67)