DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2006    Duedate: 06/28/2006

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-337

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PRONGS
HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
(75-3139) [11-4-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PRONGS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)         
(75-3139) [11-4-0,104]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHORT ROCK                     SIRIUS BLACK
SAND DANCERS (67)              HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
(75-3196) [9-8-0,79]           (75-3141) [6-4-1,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)      31
2. SAND DANCERS (67)            8      HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
3. HUE AND CRY (282)            0      Unchartered Team

                                       FLIPPERS ARCADE (283)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)    39  19  2 67.2   1/ 1 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)   12  3 1
 2- 2*HUE AND CRY (282)         16  10  6 61.5   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)         4  8 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (67)        628 995 19 38.7   3- 2*HUE AND CRY (282)         2  3 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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): FROSTFLARE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): FIGHTING TREE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 243): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 237): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 224): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  HOGWARTS EXPRESS had cause to celebrate, after WORMTAIL got 8 points by 
beating DONAL PINES.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, SNAPE was winsome, 
after beating ULRA T'SSAR and seeing her lose 4 points.  Those who hoped for a new 
Duelmaster were disappointed by SHORT ROCK, of SAND DANCERS, who despite a 9-8-0 
couldn't overcome JADE MOUNTAIN's Number 1.  So who's the team that's been walking 
into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
JADE MOUNTAIN would I avoid!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  JADE MOUNTAIN, I 
leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Green Axe.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRONGS 3139                  11   4  0   104       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHORT ROCK 3196               9   8  0    79       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PADFOOT 3142                  7   2  1    64       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 WORMTAIL 3140                 8   6  0    60       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIRIUS BLACK 3141             6   4  1    54       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
 SNAPE 3138                    7   3  0    49       HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
-JAGIELIO DAMASK 3217          4   1  1    43       HUE AND CRY (282)
 DONAL PINES 3194             10  10  1    41       SAND DANCERS (67)
-ZAGWE BANSHEE 3216            4   2  1    37       HUE AND CRY (282)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SERNILLAN 3207                6   4  1    26       SAND DANCERS (67)
-CHAMUSCAR 3225                2   2  2    26       HUE AND CRY (282)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRA T'SSAR 3224              2   5  0    20       SAND DANCERS (67)
-HOZHA ODEMIS 3218             3   2  1    19       HUE AND CRY (282)
-SHIA FURY 3226                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?
BAHNING THE LAWYER 10  0  1 0   1                   PADFOOT 3142          337 NONE    
HSIA FURY 3214         3  1 1 HUE AND CRY 282       DONAL PINES 3194      333 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Prongs -- Hmm, handy to hang a hat on, what?  Or for poking people, I suppose. --
Short Rock

Snape -- You might as well stop equivocating and just call yourself "snipe," you
know.  It shows. -- Ulra T'Ssar

Wormtail -- Euwh, slimy! -- Donal Pines

And the defeat of a standby. -- Sernillan

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before
resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRONGS bested SHORT ROCK in a 2 minute Title fight.
DONAL PINES was devastated by WORMTAIL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SIRIUS BLACK viciously subdued BAHNING THE LAWYER in a popular 4 minute match.
SNAPE devastated ULRA T'SSAR in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PADFOOT assassinated BAHNING THE LAWYER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SERNILLAN devastated LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   2 -  1      85  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  3      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 337 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     2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PRONGS 3139                11   4  0  104 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
BASHING ATTACK   SHORT ROCK 3196             9   8  0   79 SAND DANCERS (67)
STRIKING ATTACK  PADFOOT 3142                7   2  1   64 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
SLASHING ATTACK  WORMTAIL 3140               8   6  0   60 HOGWARTS EXPRESS (275)
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 SIRIUS BLACK 3141.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHORT ROCK 3196, 
PRONGS 3139, SNAPE 3138, WORMTAIL 3140, PADFOOT 3142, SERNILLAN 3207, DONAL PINES 
3194, 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 DONAL PINES 3194, SERNILLAN 3207, PADFOOT 3142, WORMTAIL 3140, 
SNAPE 3138, PRONGS 3139, SHORT ROCK 3196, SIRIUS BLACK 3141,  0, and  0.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHYLOCK 2602 (61-55-1)                 2  3  0         DARK TOADS           

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAMSARA 3055 (13-11-0)                12  3  0         I AM SAM             

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
REAL GUANO 3088 (32-14-2)              2  3  0         SECOND CHANCES       

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
WINSTON 2600 (50-32-0)                 3  3  0         DARK TOADS           

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PINKY OF DOOM 2422 (9-5-1)             1  3  0         LETHAL ANATOMY       

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GILDEROY LOCKHART 2655 (8-3-0)         3  3  0         WIZARDS              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CANDY CLAP 3058 (0-0-0)                2  1  0  DEAD   ONE NIGHT STAND      

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MOTHER 2711 (0-0-0)                    3  1  0  DEAD   TANKS A LOT          
SAMURAI 3119 (5-0-0)                   6  3  0         I AM SAM             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CORINTHIAN 3195 (1-1-0)                3  3  0         PARANOID ASYLUM      
MR. BIG BIG TOE 3014 (0-0-0)           0  1  0  DEAD   LETHAL ANATOMY       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HEATHEN 3211 (0-0-0)                  10  3  1         ODINS CHOSEN         

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPERIOR II 760 (34-19-3)              0  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES