DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/17/2006    Duedate: 03/02/2006

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-317

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AIDEN
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-2233) [11-1-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AIDEN                          UNFORGETTABLE
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
(78-2233) [11-1-1,107]         (78-2306) [5-1-1,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VLAD                           AIDEN
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-1939) [16-17-0,85]         (78-2233) [11-1-1,107]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE LEGENDS (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LETHAL HERITAGE (10)        50
2. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)      26      LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
3. WIND STORM (306)            13      Unchartered Team
4. THE LEGENDS (208)            7
5. THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)    -6      THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    24   9  2 72.7   1/ 1 THE LEGENDS (208)         9  6 0
 2/ 1 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)     173 146  7 54.2   2/ 3 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)      6  5 0
 3/ 0 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)  60  54  1 52.6   3/ 2 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  6 0
 4/ 2 THE LEGENDS (208)         73  71  3 50.7   4/ 0*THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    3  2 0
 5/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        593 748 19 44.2   5/ 0*WIND STORM (306)          1  0 0
 6/ 0*WIND STORM (306)           1   2  0 33.3   6/ 0 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)  1  2 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 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 527): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 520): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 468): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 361): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 421): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 527): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 520): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 468): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 361): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 421): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 526): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 467): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 360): MASOOD of DARK TOADS (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
                   (turn 315): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ahhhh, finally.  The Lady Sheila has decided she needs my help, and I shall provide
the service I have been training for.  I will join most of my fellow Lord and Lady
Protectors in Home Guard, being the best overall place to train with minimal
interference.

I once again best Irlon to hold Lin Tirian's top gladiatorial position.  The
spyreporters claim I devastated Irlon, but what really happened, is that Irlon had
tied one on the previous evening a bit to much.  It was the hangover that did in my
opponent, I'm guessing.

I will be giving James 'the nod' for a shot at the throne.  I hope that Vlad and
Aiden are both victorious in their fights, and that James gets knocked down a few
points, giving either of my two compatriots a shot at the throne.  Good luck, guys!!

Well, until we meet again....

Swords High!

--Natasha
Lady Protector of the Lethal Heritage stable

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of LIN 
TIRIAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see AIDEN win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CLINT 
beat NIOBE NEPENTHE and NIOBE NEPENTHE lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
NATASHA challenged JAMES for LIN TIRIAN's Title this turn, and guess what happened?  
And if variety is the spice of life, LIN TIRIAN may be getting bland, as NATASHA 
stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do 
you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  REDD 
was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LIN TIRIAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIDEN 2233                   11   1  1   107       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REDD 1667                    20  11  0   102       THE LEGENDS (208)
 JAMES 1669                   18  13  0    98       THE LEGENDS (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XANTHIPPE MANWAR 1873        22   5  0    89       THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)
 VLAD 1939                    16  17  0    85       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNFORGETTABLE 2306            5   1  1    62       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 ORGULLO DIFAMAR 1875         11  13  0    61       THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNBELIEVABLE 2308             6   2  1    56       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 MIRIAL STEEL 2675             6   5  1    55       SAND DANCERS (68)
 JIGGER KREE 2631             12  15  0    51       SAND DANCERS (68)
 CLINT 1886                    8   6  0    50       THE LEGENDS (208)
 NIOBE NEPENTHE 1925           6   9  1    40       THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663          6   7  0    35       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMMY 2678                    4   4  0    26       THE LEGENDS (208)
 UNRELIABLE 2307               6   1  0    24       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK 2692                    3   1  0    21       THE LEGENDS (208)
-ENID STYRACOS 2400            2   0  0    18       THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)
 UNTOUCHABLE 2305              5   2  0    17       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 SAGANAMI 2679                 1   0  0    15       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
 THE GIPPER 2680               1   0  0    13       WIND STORM (306)
 UNSTOPABLE 2309               2   3  0     9       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RUG SACRIFICE 10 2699  0  1 0 LETHAL HERITAGE 10    BLACK ORC 20          317 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mirial Steel -- Oh I can see that you, Shana, Jigger, Clint, Frank and myself are
about to become a little fun group. -- Sammy

Shana the Knife -- Can you believe what happens to a guy when he has a large number
too many? -- Frank

Jigger Kree -- Can you believe what a longsword can do for you? -- Clint

Natasha -- Talking about "calling your shot."  I'm glad one of us got to swing. --
James

Sand Dancers/Lethal Heritage -- What the hell happened to everybody and how do we get
people to come here. -- Loch Ness

Mirial Steel -- Thanks for the advice! -- Marthe
P.S.  Would you like fries with that? *grin*

Redd -- If you teach like that ALL the time, I can let you have a few more wins
without tarnishing my reputation TOO badly.  *smile* -- Aiden

Loch Ness -- Nice hold on Top Team you have there.  It will take a bit to get my
group up there, not to mention more warriors to run. -- Lord Xiang

Jorja -- Congrats on getting Irlon out.  I wish you luck on Jigger Kree. -- Lord
Xiang

James -- You?  AGAIN?!?  *grrrrrr* -- Vlad

Natasha -- You are a fiend in orcish shape, which is to say, a fiend through and
through.  I am GLAD I won't be able to teach you anything else. -- Irlon

Sammy -- So...a legend of bad luck?  'Cause that match was bad luck for you. --
Jigger Kree
P.S.  But at least you didn't die.  Coulda been worse.

Clint -- I distrusted that evil clint in your eye and felt I had to be proactive
about it.  So I was. -- Mirial Steel

Dangerous Criminal?  It is to laugh!  I am a dangerous criminal myself! -- Shana the
Knife

Natasha -- Just "manager-speak" for "sit on the bench and get rusty." -- Irlon
P.S.  For an orc, you aren't bad.

Irlon -- God's speed. -- The Legends

Aiden -- Just a little rust, shake it off. -- Redd

Vlad -- Hey ain't seen you in a while. -- James

Jigger Kree -- Talk about catching somebody off-guard.  Hello. -- Sammy

Mirial Steel -- Just a thought the next time we fight how about hitting me a few more
times. -- Clint

All -- Let me get this straight...I whoop a Convicted Thief's butt and I'm the least
popular cat here.  Man, talk about strange. -- Frank

Natasha -- To change a Rod Stewart song a little "You've worn it well." -- The
Legends

Lady Protector Natasha -- Congratulations.  I see that the notes in this office are
incomplete.  For what crime were you condemned to fight here, or are you an actual
volunteer?  Much depends upon your answer. -- Jessan, Lin Tirian arena complex
manager

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUG SACRIFICE 102 was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NATASHA won victory over JAMES in a exciting 1 minute expert's Challenge battle.
VLAD was savagely defeated by REDD in a 7 minute bloody master's Challenge duel.
XANTHIPPE MANWAR was savagely defeated by AIDEN in a exciting 4 minute Title fight.
UNFORGETTABLE devastated JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
SHANA THE KNIFE was overpowered by ORGULLO DIFAMAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CLINT won victory over NIOBE NEPENTHE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
MIRIAL STEEL vanquished SAMMY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
UNBELIEVABLE vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
UNTOUCHABLE was outlasted by FRANK in a tiring 12 minute melee.
UNRELIABLE overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 4 minute one-sided match.
UNSTOPABLE was bested by THE GIPPER in a exciting 1 minute amateur's conflict.
SAGANAMI demolished PERSISTANT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 317 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2                                       2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AIDEN 2233                 11   1  1  107 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
TOTAL PARRY      REDD 1667                  20  11  0  102 THE LEGENDS (208)
SLASHING ATTACK  JAMES 1669                 18  13  0   98 THE LEGENDS (208)
LUNGING ATTACK   UNFORGETTABLE 2306          5   1  1   62 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
WALL OF STEEL    MIRIAL STEEL 2675           6   5  1   55 SAND DANCERS (68)
AIMED BLOW       CLINT 1886                  8   6  0   50 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 
AIDEN 2233.  The ten other most popular fighters were VLAD 1939, XANTHIPPE MANWAR 
1873, UNFORGETTABLE 2306, ORGULLO DIFAMAR 1875, UNSTOPABLE 2309, THE GIPPER 2680, 
CLINT 1886, NIOBE NEPENTHE 1925, MIRIAL STEEL 2675, and UNBELIEVABLE 2308.

The least popular fighter this week was UNTOUCHABLE 2305.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FRANK 2692, UNRELIABLE 2307, SAMMY 2678, JIGGER KREE 2631, REDD 
1667, RUG SACRIFICE 102 2699, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, JAMES 1669, SAGANAMI 2679, and 
UNBELIEVABLE 2308.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

NATASHA (78-1937) LETHAL HERITAGE (10)