DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/13/2010    Duedate: 05/26/2010

JADE MOUNTAIN ARENA

DM-75    TURN-424

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAGUAR JON
GREATS OF TROY (295)
(75-3325) [17-3-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SUNSET THUNDER                 BRASELL
SAND DANCERS (67)              KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3301) [19-18-0,109]        (75-3318) [1-0-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SUNSET THUNDER                 QUEEN
SAND DANCERS (67)              KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
(75-3301) [19-18-0,109]        (75-3316) [0-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREATS OF TROY (295)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)      57
2. SAND DANCERS (67)           45      GREATS OF TROY (295)
3. GREATS OF TROY (295)       -25      Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)     3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)     10  5 0
 2/ 1 GREATS OF TROY (295)      75  31  2 70.8   2/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)         6  8 0
 3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (67)        806 %1217 25 39.8   3/ 0*KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)    3  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     It appears that Zalgor Prigg attemtped to send a spotlight, but it did not
     arrive.  A hint:  the email address to which you sent no longer forwards to me.
     Strangely enough, you'd have better luck sending to hal. -- the Editor

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 643): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 521): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 633): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 634): MILK IS OUT of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 631): SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 468): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 430): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 416): TOVER DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 532): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 643): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 645): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 521): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 639): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 641): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 633): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 634): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 631): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 627): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 624): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 616): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 430): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 423): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 416): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 532): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                                  JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Quincy Watts, Duelmaster emeritus of Jade Mountain.  Has a nice ring to it, one
more win to go!  I've always been known for being fast, but the idea of me being
outta here in 20 fights is crazy.  Basically Zalgor told me to wait for the fight to
start and advance on my opponent as quickly as possible, try to "cut them to shreds
without killing them" and I'd be fine.  So here I am, expecting a bye in my last
fight as my manager wants to get old Rod up here next turn when I'm gone.  Good luck
with that!  Old Rod can barely attack!  Tough guy to hit though so I guess to each
his own.

                                      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.  I could not but notice the fine 
record for KIWI CONNECTIONS (3-1-0) after their first round of combat.  May the gods 
of war favor you in JADE MOUNTAIN!  KASTENMAR caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ROD DEDEAUX and was awarded 24 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KASTENMAR put down ROD 
DEDEAUX, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Although KORTO 
LU made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious JAGUAR 
JON.  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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JADE MOUNTAIN "art" is a word that 
has long since passed from the language!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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 next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAGUAR JON 3325              17   3  0   108       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUNSET THUNDER 3301          19  18  0   109       SAND DANCERS (67)
 KASTENMAR 3336                8   2  0    95       SAND DANCERS (67)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORTO LU 3287                14  43  1    86       SAND DANCERS (67)
 DEBBIE GREEN 3327            14   8  0    84       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROD DEDEAUX 3329             14   6  0    80       GREATS OF TROY (295)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHERYL MILLER 3326           13   9  2    63       GREATS OF TROY (295)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRASELL 3318                  1   0  0    17       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 WATERLOO 3317                 1   0  0    15       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 QUEEN 3316                    0   1  0    15       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 DOWNER 3315                   1   0  0    10       KIWI CONNECTIONS (293)
 JANDINA 3344                  1   0  0     6       SAND DANCERS (67)
 LENSI TU 3342                 1   1  0     4       SAND DANCERS (67)
 CASSANDRA 3343                0   1  0     1       GREATS OF TROY (295)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
TIGER LILY 3334         7  9 0 SAND DANCERS 67      CHERYL MILLER 3326    421  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Quincy Watts 16(2)-7(1)-9-11-21-12-11 SL, Good Endurance and Damage, Scimitar fave
with High/Very Low rhythm.  He always ran favorites after minute 1, but was only 2-2
in fights lasting that long... go figure.  The first of five originals, I've never
graduated all five before so that's the goal here... it'll take almost as long as the
2nd goal for the team I imagine, graduating all 10 styles before the second of any
style is graduated.  Should be interesting. -- Zalgor Prigg

Are stand-ins anything more than sparring matches with the off chance for extreme
embarrassment? -- Jaguar Jon

     Not really.

Korto Lu -- My best friend and mentor outside of the Trojan stables!  I may be an old
coach past his prime, but you and I always seem to reminisce for long minutes before
deciding our matches.  Always so insightful you are!  My manager, Zalgor, wishes me
to attain the throne this turn, I'm hoping we can meet again afterwards for a
celebration should it come to pass. -- Rod Dedeaux

Jade Ring -- I'm really, really happy that you graduated... I mean, congratulations!
Teaching you that last Riposte skill was the smartest thing I've ever done.  I do
appreciate the return on investment as well, good luck on the Isle! -- Debbie Green

Sunset Thunder -- I'm the only one on our team willing to challenge you expecting a
win.  Honestly I don't understand the fuss, and you teach so well to the average
intellect.  Winning six out of seven doesn't hurt the confidence either! -- Quincy
Watts

Kastenmar -- You know, I wonder sometimes why I bother... 6-3-2 against my favorite
opponents and they die on me.  I can't seem to beat anyone else, and by anyone else I
mean you!  At least teach me something (wait, am I a Trojan or a Sand Dancer?). --
Cheryl Miller

Quincy Watts -- No surprise there.  Damn.  I was up for a surprise. -- Jade Ring

Jaguar Jon -- Bah. -- Sunset Thunder

Rod Dedeaux -- Pfui. -- Korto Lu

Debbie Green -- So laugh.  See if I care. -- Kastenmar

Hmm.  Not bad. -- Lensi Tu

So!  A Tourney Champion in the Eligibles!  Our congratulations to Samurai. -- Jorja
and the Sand Dancers

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JAGUAR JON viciously subdued KORTO LU in a unpopular 11 minute gruesome Title fight.
DEBBIE GREEN was demolished by SUNSET THUNDER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
ROD DEDEAUX was defeated by KASTENMAR in a 2 minute duel.
CHERYL MILLER bested WAN-FA THE DANCER in a 1 minute veteran vs. novice contest.
LENSI TU was outlasted by DOWNER in a action packed 9 minute amateur's competition.
BRASELL overpowered LIGHTFINGER LU in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
WATERLOO devastated CASSANDRA in a 2 minute one-sided competition.
QUEEN was unbelievably bested by JANDINA in a action packed 4 minute gruesome melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 424 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      JAGUAR JON 3325            17   3  0  108 GREATS OF TROY (295)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUNSET THUNDER 3301        19  18  0  109 SAND DANCERS (67)
STRIKING ATTACK  KASTENMAR 3336              8   2  0   95 SAND DANCERS (67)
PARRY-STRIKE     ROD DEDEAUX 3329           14   6  0   80 GREATS OF TROY (295)
BASHING ATTACK   CHERYL MILLER 3326         13   9  2   63 GREATS OF TROY (295)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SUNSET THUNDER 3301.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was QUEEN 3316.  The ten other most popular fighters were LENSI TU 3342, 
WATERLOO 3317, SUNSET THUNDER 3301, KASTENMAR 3336, JANDINA 3344, ROD DEDEAUX 3329, 
CHERYL MILLER 3326, BRASELL 3318, CASSANDRA 3343, and DEBBIE GREEN 3327.

The least popular fighter this week was JAGUAR JON 3325.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORTO LU 3287, DOWNER 3315, DEBBIE GREEN 3327, CASSANDRA 3343, BRASELL 
3318, CHERYL MILLER 3326, ROD DEDEAUX 3329, JANDINA 3344, KASTENMAR 3336, and SUNSET 
THUNDER 3301.