DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2006    Duedate: 02/02/2006

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-315

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NATASHA
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-1937) [20-11-2,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NATASHA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           
(78-1937) [20-11-2,115]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VLAD                           SAMMY
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           THE LEGENDS (208)
(78-1939) [16-15-0,92]         (78-2678) [4-2-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE LEGENDS (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LETHAL HERITAGE (10)        33
2. THE LEGENDS (208)           17      LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)            3      Unchartered Team

                                       BASIC METALS (189)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)     169 142  7 54.3   1/ 1 THE LEGENDS (208)         9  6 0
 2/ 2 THE LEGENDS (208)         67  67  3 50.0   2/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 1
 3/ 4 SAND DANCERS (68)        589 745 19 44.2   3/ 2 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)      4  4 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 533): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): MARX of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): AI of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): LONIGAN of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): LION HEARTED of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 533): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 533): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 529): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 525): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 518): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 515): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 505): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 394): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 373): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 168): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 330): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 327): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 314): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 419): LEGIONS, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 527): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
                             (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 513): DIABOLICFIEND of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 359): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
                  (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, I can't say that I didn't expect to be sitting here this week, because all the
numbers pointed to my probable success.  Irlon has twice my FE, yet I had two more
victories.  As much as my team has had great relations with the Sand Dancers, it was
with eager eyes that I asked Lord Xiang to allow me to post this challenge.  Two more
turns sitting here will see me off to the Isle, then it will be another's turn to
drink for free at the Last Hope Inn.  I have yet to go against James, and I fear he
just might give me a fight to remember.  At least Vlad keeps on and on and on about
him.  I keep telling Vlad he can't win if he doesn't swing his weapon.

-- Natasha

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LIN TIRIAN to 
see what's new.  Talk about yer big time losers!  FRANK got smashed by SHANA THE 
KNIFE, and lost 4 points!  Like THE LEGENDS' JAMES is sweating since he got 
challenged by Duelmaster NATASHA!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I 
think NATASHA should let JAMES be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  
Who was the wiseguy that said LIN TIRIAN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The 
Lost Hope Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  THE LEGENDS was LIN TIRIAN's most avoided team.  Is there some 
award for that?  I don't know what LETHAL HERITAGE's been doing.  They certainly 
haven't been accepting many fights from THE LEGENDS, that's fer sher.  Can THE 
LEGENDS' JAMES be more popular than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?  People were asking me did VLAD REALLY challenge IRLON?  (all right, 
maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, 
but IRLON wants me to write about it since he was beat by VLAD.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All LIN TIRIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to 
hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  LIN TIRIAN is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NATASHA 1937                 20  11  2   115       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AIDEN 2233                   10   0  1   118       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
 VLAD 1939                    16  15  0    92       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
 IRLON 2489                   16  44  0    92       SAND DANCERS (68)
 JAMES 1669                   17  12  0    91       THE LEGENDS (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDD 1667                    18  11  0    77       THE LEGENDS (208)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINT 1886                    7   5  0    56       THE LEGENDS (208)
 JIGGER KREE 2631             11  14  0    47       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMMY 2678                    4   2  0    39       THE LEGENDS (208)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIRIAL STEEL 2675             4   5  1    28       SAND DANCERS (68)
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663          5   6  0    24       SAND DANCERS (68)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK 2692                    1   1  0    11       THE LEGENDS (208)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RUGSACRIFICE 99 2693   0  1 0 LETHAL HERITAGE 10    STONE GOLEM 26        315 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mirial Steel -- My manager IS a Delarquan. :( -- Ghost of Marthe

Mirial Steel -- I am not barbaric.  I bathe, dress well, and use utensils when I eat.
Just because I do not shirk from the sight of blood does not mean I am barbaric, it
means I am just cold blooded. -- Lord Xiang, mgr. Lethal Heritage

Irlon -- Who knows why.  Unless you would like to tell me.  Hmmmm? -- Aiden (awaiting
one more turn before released to fight again)

Jigger Kree -- Let me guess.  I will find that next to godliness? :D -- Vlad

James -- First you lose against us, now we can't seem to win.  Grrrrrr!!!  Nice turn
around, whatever you did. -- Vlad

Vlad -- Are we going to keep this up until one of us dies or moves on? -- James

Jigger Kree -- Glad you fought somebody around your fight count. -- Redd

Ambitious Guard -- Oh do I want to meet you again. -- Clint

Shana -- We gotta stop meeting like this or people well start talking. -- Sammy

All -- Come on down I won my first fight. -- Frank

Natasha -- If that isn't JUST like an orc!  Pop in where everybody ELSE has been
doing the work of keeping things running smoothly, help yourself to anything valuable
that might be lying around, and then off again.  Because you WILL be off again, won't
you?  Bah. -- Irlon

Redd -- Is your other name "Black & Blue"?  Because you leave me red after a fight,
but also black and blue.  I could get really tired of this, too. -- Jigger Kree
P.S.  The only thing is, if I hadn't joined this (or some other) team, I'd've been in
serious trouble with the Powers That Be.  So I guess I shouldn't knock it.
P.P.S.  But I wouldn't MIND knocking my opponent for a change.

Sammy -- Gosh, when I woke up, I was so disoriented that I felt FRIENDLY.  That was
so totally weird!  I wouldn't want it to happen again.  So, next time, YOU lose and
go to the Infirmary. -- Shana the Knife

I don't like deserters, okay?  Sue me. -- Mirial Steel

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text

option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUGSACRIFICE 99 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NATASHA vanquished JAMES in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
VLAD demolished IRLON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
REDD outwaited M. CHARDINEE in a 10 minute contest.
JIGGER KREE was overpowered by CLINT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SAMMY bested MIRIAL STEEL in a 2 minute brawl.
SHANA THE KNIFE won victory over FRANK in a 4 minute master vs. novice fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   9 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  12 -  3      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 315 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         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   NATASHA 1937               20  11  2  115 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
WALL OF STEEL    VLAD 1939                  16  15  0   92 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAMES 1669                 17  12  0   91 THE LEGENDS (208)
TOTAL PARRY      REDD 1667                  18  11  0   77 THE LEGENDS (208)
AIMED BLOW       CLINT 1886                  7   5  0   56 THE LEGENDS (208)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMMY 2678                  4   2  0   39 THE LEGENDS (208)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VLAD 1939.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SAMMY 2678.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIRIAL STEEL 2675, SHANA THE 
KNIFE 2663, NATASHA 1937, VLAD 1939, CLINT 1886, REDD 1667, RUGSACRIFICE 99 2693, 
JAMES 1669, IRLON 2489, and JIGGER KREE 2631.

The least popular fighter this week was FRANK 2692.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JIGGER KREE 2631, IRLON 2489, JAMES 1669, RUGSACRIFICE 99 2693, REDD 
1667, CLINT 1886, VLAD 1939, NATASHA 1937, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, and MIRIAL STEEL 
2675.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

IRLON (78-2489) SAND DANCERS (68)