DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/09/2006    Duedate: 06/22/2006

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-325

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AIDEN
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-2233) [17-3-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AIDEN                          POSITION IS EMPTY
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           
(78-2233) [17-3-1,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AIDEN                          SAMMY
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           THE LEGENDS (208)
(78-2233) [17-3-1,121]         (78-2678) [8-6-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE LEGENDS (208)           58
2. LETHAL HERITAGE (10)        15      LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
3. SAND DANCERS (68)          -33      Unchartered Team

                                       THE RISING MOON (156)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)     183 154  7 54.3   1/ 2 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)      6  1 0
 2/ 2 THE LEGENDS (208)         94  80  3 54.0   2/ 3 THE LEGENDS (208)         6  4 0
 3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        607 766 21 44.2   3/ 1 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 1

    '*'   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 542): CAVE DWELLER of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): AFFIRMED of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): KETL PHYSHE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): QUIVRA NGEDO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): DEO VOLENTE of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): FURY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): 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 403): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): ADEMA of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): KORBA KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 542): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 536): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 539): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 537): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 535): VALAMOND'S CREW (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): none
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 265): STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 524): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 522): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 513): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 476): 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 403): ELEVENTH HOUR (Valamond, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 172): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 340): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 335): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 324): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 429): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 541): KANT of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 535): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 538): SHOCHU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 536): VAXTON of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
                             (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
               (turn 381): ROBESPIERRE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
                  (turn 368): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                              5 GOLDEN WARRIORS of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LIN TIRIAN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as SAND DANCERS is pushed 
out of top team by LETHAL HERITAGE, who came from 2nd with a 2-0-0 this turn.  The 
THE LEGENDS guild has had a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You 
never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CLINT fought MIRIAL 
STEEL and gained 24 points and contributed to THE LEGENDS' 5-0-0.  MIRIAL STEEL has 
lost to CLINT, falling 19 points, while helping make SAND DANCERS a 0-4-0 turn.  
Defending his title for another turn, AIDEN kept SAND DANCERS' warrior, JIGGER KREE, 
from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Lost Hope Inn?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, LIN TIRIAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LIN TIRIAN and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen 
sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AIDEN 2233                   17   3  1   121       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINT 1886                   13   7  0    88       THE LEGENDS (208)
 VLAD 1939                    18  23  0    85       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
 JIGGER KREE 2631             15  20  0    75       SAND DANCERS (68)
 MIRIAL STEEL 2675            11   8  1    67       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMMY 2678                    8   6  0    56       THE LEGENDS (208)
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663          9  12  0    46       SAND DANCERS (68)
-SAGANAMI 2679                 3   0  0    35       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK 2692                    8   2  0    30       THE LEGENDS (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEAN 2712                     3   1  0    23       THE LEGENDS (208)
 CHALBAEG 2705                 3   5  2    17       SAND DANCERS (68)
 STAN 2720                     1   0  0    13       THE LEGENDS (208)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vlad -- I've been giving your case deep thought, and my thought is:  you should be
impaled.  You're a natural for it, after all. -- Mirial Steel

Aiden -- Fancy meeting you here. -- Jigger Kree
P.S.  Glad you won.  I'd'a felt funny with the title.

I love carving up dishonest judges!  I figure they're the ones responsible for me
being here.  After all, I didn't kill anybody who didn't have it coming already, but
the judges got so picky about "letter of the law" and stuff.  I was performing public
services, dammit. -- Shana the Knife

So, look, I hate beggars, okay?  Big deal. -- Chalbaeg
P.S.  And this one was a dwarf, besides.

Lethal Heritage -- There's a lot of that around. -- Sand Dancers

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

AIDEN devastated JIGGER KREE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MIRIAL STEEL was vanquished by CLINT in a 1 minute uneven battle.
VLAD demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHANA THE KNIFE was viciously subdued by SAMMY in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
FRANK outlasted CHALBAEG in a unpopular 8 minute competition.
DEAN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
STAN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   6 -  0      74  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  13 -  2      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 325 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  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AIDEN 2233                 17   3  1  121 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
AIMED BLOW       CLINT 1886                 13   7  0   88 THE LEGENDS (208)
WALL OF STEEL    MIRIAL STEEL 2675          11   8  1   67 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMMY 2678                  8   6  0   56 THE LEGENDS (208)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AIDEN 2233.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
SAMMY 2678.  The ten other most popular fighters were CLINT 1886, AIDEN 2233, VLAD 
1939, STAN 2720, DEAN 2712, JIGGER KREE 2631, MIRIAL STEEL 2675, SHANA THE KNIFE 
2663, FRANK 2692, and CHALBAEG 2705.

The least popular fighter this week was CHALBAEG 2705.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRANK 2692, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, MIRIAL STEEL 2675, JIGGER KREE 2631, 
DEAN 2712, STAN 2720, VLAD 1939, AIDEN 2233, CLINT 1886, and SAMMY 2678.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AIDEN (78-2233) LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HST 1738 (119-93-1)                    4  3  0         PRESIDENTS           

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AIDEN 2233 (14-2-1)                    3  3  0         LETHAL HERITAGE      

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE GIPPER 2680 (1-0-0)                2  1  0  DEAD   WIND STORM           
SAGANAMI 2679 (1-0-0)                  5  3  0         LETHAL HERITAGE      

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JON SNOW 2389 (28-9-2)                 2  3  0         DARK TOADS           

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BATAVIA 238 (27-19-0)                  1  3  0         LETHAL HERITAGE      

FRESHMEN FOOLS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TORYN 71 (16-26-2)                     1  3  0         LETHAL HERITAGE      

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BIRD 2301 (0-0-0)                      0  3  0         OLD SCHOOL BALL      

APPRENTICES FOOL TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALLARD 2583 (1-0-0)                    1  3  0         CRIP'S KIDS 2004