DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2006    Duedate: 04/05/2006

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-332

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAMURAI
I AM SAM (267)
(75-3119) [5-0-0,58]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAMURAI                        HSIA FURY
I AM SAM (267)                 HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3119) [5-0-0,58]           (75-3214) [3-0-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     HOZHA ODEMIS
SAND DANCERS (67)              HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3196) [7-5-0,54]           (75-3218) [1-1-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HUE AND CRY (282)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HUE AND CRY (282)           11
2. I AM SAM (267)               6      I AM SAM (267)
3. SAND DANCERS (67)            5      Unchartered Team
4. PARANOID ASYLUM (234)        0
                                       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*HUE AND CRY (282)          8   4  4 66.7   1/ 2*HUE AND CRY (282)         8  4 4
 2/ 2 I AM SAM (267)            47  25  2 65.3   2/ 1 SAND DANCERS (67)         4  8 1
 3- 3 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)    127 132 12 49.0   3/ 3 I AM SAM (267)            3  0 0
 4/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        619 984 18 38.6   4- 4 PARANOID ASYLUM (234)     2  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 537): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 533): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 531): VURZHAL UR of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 529): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (The
                                         Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 522): QUICK STINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 517): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 509): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 470): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): ZOEY of A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 234): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 398): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 377): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 363): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 334): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 331): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 423): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 537): THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 533): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 531): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 529): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 522): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 517): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 509): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 470): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 234): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 398): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 377): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 363): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 334): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 331): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 423): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 536): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 516): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 2e4): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
                     (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I am...hmm, not "happy," exactly, and for sure not "proud," so what?  Umm, I am
present to state that I came by the title honestly by defeating a (sigh) standby.
But it beats getting the title by losing to a standby.

                                     Short Rock

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to SAND DANCERS, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the HUE AND CRY stable.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for CHAMUSCAR, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing 
LIGHTFINGER LU like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it 
doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  JAGIELIO DAMASK was bested by GUARDSMAN TAN 
and drops 13 points.  Our last turn's Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to LADY SCORN, 
and SHORT ROCK has made the way for a new Duelmaster!  With SHORT ROCK clearing the 
throne, I AM SAM of SAMURAI takes a proud seat as JADE MOUNTAIN's new Duelmaster, by 
virtue of recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And who is this SERNILLAN you ask, with 18 
points and a 3-2-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMURAI 3119                  5   0  0    58       I AM SAM (267)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMOSET 3043                  9   5  0    86       I AM SAM (267)
-FOOTSTEPS 3155                7   2  0    72       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196               7   5  0    54       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONAL PINES 3194              8   7  0    31       SAND DANCERS (67)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HSIA FURY 3214                3   0  1    27       HUE AND CRY (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            2   1  1    20       HUE AND CRY (282)
 SERNILLAN 3207                3   2  1    18       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CHAMUSCAR 3225                1   0  1    14       HUE AND CRY (282)
-CORINTHIAN 3195               1   1  0    14       PARANOID ASYLUM (234)
 HOZHA ODEMIS 3218             1   1  0     9       HUE AND CRY (282)
 JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217          1   1  1     8       HUE AND CRY (282)
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              0   2  0     2       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIGHTFINGER LU 1       0  1 0   1                   ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216    332 NONE    
LIGHTFINGER LU 1       0  1 0   1                   CHAMUSCAR 3225        332 NONE    
DESAI BASALT 3215      0  1 0 HUE AND CRY 282       SERNILLAN 3207        330 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Samurai -- You had--  Uh, sorry, I guess I was about to make a restricted disclosure
there.  But it kinda takes the punch out of my mood to be stopped like that, so I
guess I'll just say, "Ouch." -- Donal Pines

Zagwe Banshee -- (sulking)  I don't know what Li Dan was so upset about.  If killing
gladiators was Bad, why send them out to fight each other with real weapons? --
Sernillan

Hsia Fury -- And I'm not surprised.  In fact, I have no idea what assets I might
bring to bear, because somebody forgot to shake the toner cartridge before this
newsletter and accompanying data sheets printed out. -- Ulra T'Ssar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHORT ROCK was devastated by LADY SCORN in a action packed 1 minute mismatched fight.
SAMURAI handily defeated DONAL PINES in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
ULRA T'SSAR was vanquished by HSIA FURY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SERNILLAN defeated HOZHA ODEMIS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's fight.
ZAGWE BANSHEE butchered LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JAGIELIO DAMASK was bested by GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute amateur's match.
CHAMUSCAR assassinated LIGHTFINGER LU 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   1 -  2      88  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 332 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAMURAI 3119                5   0  0   58 I AM SAM (267)
BASHING ATTACK   SHORT ROCK 3196             7   5  0   54 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 HOZHA ODEMIS 3218.  The ten other most popular fighters were SERNILLAN 3207, 
SAMURAI 3119, HSIA FURY 3214, ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216, JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217, CHAMUSCAR 
3225, SHORT ROCK 3196, DONAL PINES 3194, ULRA T'SSAR 3224, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ULRA T'SSAR 3224.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DONAL PINES 3194, SHORT ROCK 3196, CHAMUSCAR 3225, JAGIELIO 
DAMASK 3217, ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216, HSIA FURY 3214, SAMURAI 3119, SERNILLAN 3207, HOZHA 
ODEMIS 3218, and  0.