DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/31/2006    Duedate: 04/13/2006

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-320

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AIDEN
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-2233) [14-1-1,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AIDEN                          POSITION IS EMPTY
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           
(78-2233) [14-1-1,132]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VLAD                           VLAD
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-1939) [16-20-0,87]         (78-1939) [16-20-0,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SAND DANCERS (68)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SAND DANCERS (68)           24
2. LETHAL HERITAGE (10)        10      LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
3. THE LEGENDS (208)            0      Unchartered Team
4. CRIP'S KIDS 2004 (296)       0
5. THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)       0      EUCLID'S REBELS (23)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*CRIP'S KIDS 2004 (296)     3   1  0 75.0   1- 1 THE LEGENDS (208)         7  3 0
 2- 2 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    27  11  2 71.1   2/ 5 SAND DANCERS (68)         6  6 1
 3/ 3 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)     176 149  7 54.2   3/ 4 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)  5  6 0
 4/ 4 THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)  65  60  1 52.0   4- 6*CRIP'S KIDS 2004 (296)    3  1 0
 5- 5 THE LEGENDS (208)         80  74  3 51.9   5- 2 THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)    3  2 0
 6/ 6 SAND DANCERS (68)        599 754 20 44.3   6/ 3 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)      3  3 0
 7- 7*WIND STORM (306)           1   5  0 16.7   7- 7*WIND STORM (306)          0  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 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Well, Redd, I outlasted you.  I must say that surprised me, though not as much as it
might, considering I naturally conserve endurance in my style.  Well fought.

I shall be representing Lin Tirian in the upcoming tournament in the Adepts class.  I
shall not make it to the Champions class for the following tourney.  I shall be
fighting with the Freshmen.

Your Duelmaster --

Aiden

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LIN TIRIAN to 
see what's new.  Too bad, THE LEGENDS, but SAND DANCERS was just too good to be 
stopped.  The guys at SAND DANCERS like really pulled together to get a 3-1-0 this 
turn, moving up by 3.  MVP award for CHALBAEG?  SAND DANCERS' proud of him after 
beating PERSISTANT BEGGAR and getting 13 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  
NIOBE NEPENTHE got smashed by MIRIAL STEEL, and lost 5 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think AIDEN should let ORGULLO DIFAMAR be Duelmaster 
for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their 
warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  THE LUNATIC FRINGE was the most avoided team.  Is a 65-60-1 record 
really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are LETHAL HERITAGE?  THE LUNATIC 
FRINGE, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can THE LUNATIC FRINGE's XANTHIPPE MANWAR be more popular than me?  She 
was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  For sure, I was holding my 
breath when I found out VLAD challenged XANTHIPPE MANWAR.  After all, haven't LETHAL 
HERITAGE and THE LUNATIC FRINGE had a long standing duel in LIN TIRIAN?  It wasn't a 
spectacular fight, or anything, but XANTHIPPE MANWAR wants me to write about it since 
she subdued VLAD.  Satisfied?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All LIN TIRIAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     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                  
 AIDEN 2233                   14   1  1   132       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REDD 1667                    20  13  0    92       THE LEGENDS (208)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLAD 1939                    16  20  0    87       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
 ORGULLO DIFAMAR 1875         12  15  0    83       THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)
-UNFORGETTABLE 2306            6   1  1    72       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINT 1886                   10   6  0    60       THE LEGENDS (208)
 JIGGER KREE 2631             13  17  0    57       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MIRIAL STEEL 2675             8   6  1    57       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMMY 2678                    6   4  0    52       THE LEGENDS (208)
-UNBELIEVABLE 2308             6   3  1    50       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663          7   9  0    37       SAND DANCERS (68)
-UNRELIABLE 2307               7   1  0    37       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIOBE NEPENTHE 1925           6  11  1    32       THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)
-FRANK 2692                    5   1  0    27       THE LEGENDS (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNTOUCHABLE 2305              6   2  0    20       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-GOLDBERG 2586                 1   0  0    20       CRIP'S KIDS 2004 (296)
-SETLACK 2587                  1   0  0    20       CRIP'S KIDS 2004 (296)
 CHALBAEG 2705                 2   1  1    18       SAND DANCERS (68)
-ALLARD 2583                   1   0  0    16       CRIP'S KIDS 2004 (296)
-SAGANAMI 2679                 1   0  0    15       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
-ENID STYRACOS 2400            3   1  0    14       THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)
-THE GIPPER 2680               1   0  0    13       WIND STORM (306)
-UNSTOPABLE 2309               2   4  0    10       THE WILLBURYS 78 (269)
-LABBE 2584                    0   1  0     1       CRIP'S KIDS 2004 (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ILJAN MARTOS 2412      0  1 0 THE LUNATIC FRING 225 CHALBAEG 2705         318         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aiden -- Glad to see you picked up the torch. -- James

Xanthippe Manwar -- Man, I hope they gave everybody their money back, after that
"offensive" show. -- Redd

Enid Styracos -- I think they may have been stretching it a bit with the call
"viscously subdued." -- Frnak

Jigger Kree -- Let me tell ya, a sit down chat with the boss kinda makes ya do
better. -- Sammy

Snana -- I'm not for sure, but I think it's your turn to buy. -- Clint

All -- Can you believe this, I don't know what them folks were drinking but I asked
Loch Ness to find out and send them a whole lot more (on Aiden's tab of course).
Love ya. -- James

Jorja -- At least for here I don't know what I want.  Maybe if I started up a new
team in a different arena but would other managers have fun with the type of P.A. I
write or would they take it way too seriously.  Most people I know think this is a
waste of T and M but to me, it (this), if FUN--no harm, no foul type of FUN.  The
only thing I personally think that can be done is taking a few smaller arenas and
turning them into a big arena.  That is just me.  Maybe some of you all that chat on
the internet can discuss that. -- Loch Ness

I bid welcome to Crip's Kids!  Best wishes to you, and yours, in your stay here in
the City of Lights! -- Lord Xiang, mgr. Lethal Heritage and Wind Storm

Orgullo Difimar -- I will be glad to assist you.  I just hope you don't mind if it is
YOUR death that happens.  Lord Xiang would be displeased, otherwise. -- Vlad

Noachian -- No.  Former slaves, certainly.  I just don't have the money in the guild
budget to buy replacements. -- Lord Xiang

LP Irlon -- Male.  Female.  Everyone bleeds the same. -- LP Natasha

Jessan -- *cough*  You hit the nail RIGHT on the head! -- LP Natasha

Jorja -- Fair enough. -- Lord Xiang

Xanthippe Manwar -- Bah!  Next time, victory is mine! -- Vlad

Well, aren't we all surprised!  I got my invite much sooner than expected.  Thanks to
Vlad for giving me that last little bit to get out of here.  Here are my final
numbers; 11(+2)-21(+2)-9-7(+2)-21(+2)-8(+1)-17(+1).  AdEx in parry.  That's it.  Not
even an expert in any other skill!  Favorite weapon is a Medium shield.  Low
offensive, very low activity.  Naturally learn decise, but not enough to get an
expert.  That's it.  Don't know where Noachian is sending me.  I thought of staying
here and running the local Temple of Kjarran, but master said a woman couldn't do
that.  That's man work.  'Cause you know men are much closer to the image of our lord
Kjarran.  Well, I'm starting to rant so I'll just go. -- Lady Protector Xanthippe
Manwar

James -- I'm next.  My skills are better than Xanthippe's.  I've got more than one
Expert.  So stay out of my way.  I'm heading for the top. -- Orgullo Difimar

Sammy -- My bad.  I won't do that again.  And I have more Experts than Xanthippe. --
Niobe Nepenthe

Labbe -- How did you lose that fight?  I don't have any experts but I'm working on
it. -- Enid Styracos

Unblievable -- Oh, I dunno, I could probably believe it if I tried.  But why should I
try? -- Jigger Kree
P.S.  Believing stuff is hard work.

Unforgettable -- I will, on the contrary, try to forget this as quickly as possible.
-- Mirial Steel
P.S.  Who are you?  Where am I?

Clint -- You had that dangerous clint in your eye again.  People say I'm crazy, but I
know when not to push myself forward. -- Shana the Knife

Untouchable -- Only because of your armor. -- Chalbaeg

Orgullo Difamar -- If you'd seen me in a "house of pleasure," you would have scars.
I am never without my knife. -- Shana the Knife

Noachian -- I have to tell you that the more I see of life and times in this world,
the less respect I have for ANY god. -- Jorja

Lady Protector Xanthippe Manwar -- Congratulations.  May you have your desired long
fight before leaving.  We'll all show and cheer.  In fact, it will take us all,
cheering in relays, or we'd get hoarse. -- Jessan, Lin Tirian arena complex manager

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

VLAD was viciously subdued by XANTHIPPE MANWAR in a 9 minute master's Challenge fight.
NIOBE NEPENTHE was handily defeated by MIRIAL STEEL in a 1 minute Challenge match.
AIDEN won victory over ORGULLO DIFAMAR in a 1 minute Title brawl.
JIGGER KREE was devastated by VENEMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHANA THE KNIFE demolished CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
CHALBAEG vanquished PERSISTANT BEGGAR 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|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |

Turn 320 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AIDEN 2233                 14   1  1  132 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
WALL OF STEEL    MIRIAL STEEL 2675           8   6  1   57 SAND DANCERS (68)
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 
VLAD 1939.  The ten other most popular fighters were AIDEN 2233, SHANA THE KNIFE 
2663, MIRIAL STEEL 2675, CHALBAEG 2705, NIOBE NEPENTHE 1925, ORGULLO DIFAMAR 1875, 
JIGGER KREE 2631,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was JIGGER KREE 2631.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ORGULLO DIFAMAR 1875, NIOBE NEPENTHE 1925, CHALBAEG 2705, 
MIRIAL STEEL 2675, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, AIDEN 2233, VLAD 1939,  0,  0, and  0.

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

XANTHIPPE MANWAR (78-1873) THE LUNATIC FRINGE (225)