DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/06/2006    Duedate: 04/19/2006

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-333

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHORT ROCK
SAND DANCERS (67)
(75-3196) [8-5-0,58]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHORT ROCK                     ZAGWE BANSHEE
SAND DANCERS (67)              HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3196) [8-5-0,58]           (75-3216) [3-1-1,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     CHAMUSCAR
SAND DANCERS (67)              HUE AND CRY (282)
(75-3196) [8-5-0,58]           (75-3225) [1-1-1,14]

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)           28
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           23      SAND DANCERS (67)
3. I AM SAM (267)               0      Unchartered Team

                                       HUE AND CRY (282)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 I AM SAM (267)            47  25  2 65.3   1/ 1*HUE AND CRY (282)        10  4 4
 2/ 1*HUE AND CRY (282)         11   6  5 64.7   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         5  7 1
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (67)        622 985 19 38.7   3- 3 I AM SAM (267)            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 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): 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 520): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): 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 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): 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 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): SAMURAI of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): ROGUES' GALLERY (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, 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 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)
                     (turn 234): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): XANTHIPPE MANWAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian)
                   (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                      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.  JAGIELIO DAMASK caught the eye 
of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested TALK-TO-DEATH and was 
awarded 16 points in recognition.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the 
throne, SAMURAI has lost the title of Duelmaster.  This time victory fell to the 
grasp of the usurper.  All hail SHORT ROCK, Duelmaster of JADE MOUNTAIN!  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Loose talk at the arena has 
reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after DONAL 
PINES.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  My sources at HUE AND CRY stable claim they've 
never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of HSIA FURY. 
Beware DONAL PINES!  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?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196               8   5  0    58       SAND DANCERS (67)

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)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DONAL PINES 3194              9   7  1    43       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            3   1  1    25       HUE AND CRY (282)
 SERNILLAN 3207                4   2  1    24       SAND DANCERS (67)
 JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217          2   1  1    24       HUE AND CRY (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOZHA ODEMIS 3218             2   1  1    19       HUE AND CRY (282)
 CHAMUSCAR 3225                1   1  1    14       HUE AND CRY (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              0   3  0     3       SAND DANCERS (67)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GUARDSMAN TAN 2        0  1 0   1                   HOZHA ODEMIS 3218     333 NONE    
HSIA FURY 3214         3  1 1 HUE AND CRY 282       DONAL PINES 3194      333         
DESAI BASALT 3215      0  1 0 HUE AND CRY 282       SERNILLAN 3207        330 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ah, the joys of fighting standbys and...losing.  What can I say?  I wasn't ready for
her.  She was too skilled and MUCH too angry. -- Short Rock

Samurai -- Go for it! -- Donal Pines
P.S.  After all, if I had won, I might have had to do the column!  I wouldn't have
known what to say.

Hsia Fury -- Oh, sure, like I'm going to give someone as angry as you are a chance to
REALLY work me over?  As if! -- Ulra T'ssar

Hozha Odemis -- (recoiling)  I don't know what that is, but it looks contagious, and
I don't want any part of it! -- Sernillan

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHORT ROCK viciously subdued BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 2 minute bloody Title fight.
HSIA FURY was dispatched by DONAL PINES in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran battle.
SERNILLAN defeated CHAMUSCAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute duel.
ZAGWE BANSHEE devastated ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JAGIELIO DAMASK demolished TALK-TO-DEATH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
HOZHA ODEMIS slaughtered GUARDSMAN TAN in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    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 -   2 -  2      78  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  2      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  1      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 333 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SHORT ROCK 3196             8   5  0   58 SAND DANCERS (67)
WALL OF STEEL    DONAL PINES 3194            9   7  1   43 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 CHAMUSCAR 3225.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHORT ROCK 3196, 
SERNILLAN 3207, JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217, HOZHA ODEMIS 3218, HSIA FURY 3214, DONAL PINES 
3194, ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216, ULRA T'SSAR 3224,  0, and  0.

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