DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/23/2006    Duedate: 07/06/2006

LIN TIRIAN ARENA

DM-78    TURN-326

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VLAD
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-1939) [19-23-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VLAD                           BIRD
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)
(78-1939) [19-23-0,88]         (78-2301) [1-0-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VLAD                           VLAD
LETHAL HERITAGE (10)           LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
(78-1939) [19-23-0,88]         (78-1939) [19-23-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE LEGENDS (208)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)       37
2. SAND DANCERS (68)           18      LETHAL HERITAGE (10)
3. LETHAL HERITAGE (10)        14      Unchartered Team
4. THE LEGENDS (208)          -17
                                       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)     185 154  7 54.6   1/ 2 THE LEGENDS (208)         7  3 0
 2/ 2 THE LEGENDS (208)         96  83  3 53.6   2/ 1 LETHAL HERITAGE (10)      5  1 0
 3/ 0*OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)      2   2  0 50.0   3/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)         5  7 1
 4/ 3 SAND DANCERS (68)        609 768 21 44.2   4/ 0*OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)     2  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 543): MRI of SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TENDER LOIN of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): POT OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): THORIK of STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): YEAR OF THE CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): THIMBELL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): RANDY of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): DEADWOOD of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): PRONGS of HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 543): PHILANTHROPISTS II (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 537): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 540): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 538): STEEL WOLVES (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 536): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): OLD WANDERERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 525): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 523): DEATH PENALTY (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): 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 404): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 383): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 370): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 173): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 336): HOGWARTS EXPRESS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 430): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 543): NICK FURY of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 542): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 268): LADY CONSOLACION of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady
                                         Martilyo, mgr.)
                                         GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
                             (turn 267): MOONSHINE of LUNAE MILITES (The Omnimancer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 528): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 266): JARL FORKBEARD of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
                               WARGASM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 514): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 477): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 382): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 369): TEBAS TEN KOGAN of SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 341): REM of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 325): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Egads!  I forgot my column last turn.  I do so apologize.  This will be the last DM
column I write for my home arena, however, since I am off to the Isle.  Despite my
record, I have only lost to a single warrior:  Redd.  He has given me my three
losses, and one of my victories, as well.

I leave to Vlad the legacy of Lethal Heritage in Lin Tirian, City of Lights.  I
predict he, too, shall graduate when he achieves five more victories.  Which, with
his record, probably means 13 more fights.  *sigh*  He has two political points as it
stands.  I just wish I could give him my excess ones.  I have almost 50, I believe.

Nobody can dispute my claim to dominance here, not with near 50pp.  Had I not met up
with Redd, I could have gone the whole way undefeated.  I happened along my fav
weapon, the WH, right from the start.  I have a Decise Tactic fav as well, which, of
course, served me well.

Drinks are on me this fine day, and only at the Lost Hope Inn!

Swords High!!

Your Duelmaster,

Lord Protector Aiden

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LIN TIRIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, LETHAL HERITAGE, since THE 
LEGENDS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Middle of the road, 
OLD SCHOOL BALL, middle of the road; you'll get no good words from me, until you get 
better, or worse.  Break a leg.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see BIRD 
win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SHANA THE KNIFE beat SAMMY and 
SAMMY lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
LIN TIRIAN may be getting bland, as AIDEN stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a 
very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, 
don't you, LIN TIRIAN?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  THE LEGENDS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... 
grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  
Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was LETHAL HERITAGE.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the LIN TIRIAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLAD 1939                    19  23  0    88       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINT 1886                   13   8  0    85       THE LEGENDS (208)
 MIRIAL STEEL 2675            12   8  1    75       SAND DANCERS (68)
 JIGGER KREE 2631             15  21  0    73       SAND DANCERS (68)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANA THE KNIFE 2663         10  12  0    58       SAND DANCERS (68)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAMMY 2678                    8   7  0    47       THE LEGENDS (208)
-SAGANAMI 2679                 3   0  0    35       LETHAL HERITAGE (10)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRANK 2692                    9   2  0    32       THE LEGENDS (208)
 DEAN 2712                     4   1  0    25       THE LEGENDS (208)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIRD 2301                     1   0  0    18       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)
 CHALBAEG 2705                 3   6  2    17       SAND DANCERS (68)
 DR J 2304                     1   0  0    13       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)
 MAGIC 2300                    0   1  0     5       OLD SCHOOL BALL (268)
 STAN 2720                     1   1  0     4       THE LEGENDS (208)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MOSES MALONE 2302      0  1 0 OLD SCHOOL BALL 268   STONE GOLEM 26        326 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aiden -- Isn't it great to meet old friends on the sands?  But...wouldn't it be
greater to meet NEW friends on the sands?  We need some recruiting here.  Tell your
manager to pull his socks up and get to it. -- Jigger Kree
P.S.  We can't even get OUR manager to recruit a fifth warrior for the team.  It's
the pits.

Clint -- Oooh, you had a steely-eyed clint when you came at me, and that really
scared me! -- Mirial Steel
P.S.  Insurance policy?  What the heck?  I'm an orc, I don't need an insurance
policy, I just call on one of my brothers or cousins and he makes it really clear
what people are supposed to do for me.

Sammy -- Well...that was legendary.  Yes, I guess it was.  So will it be legendary
when I carve you into juliene strips, too. -- Shana the Knife, not the world's best
loser

Frank -- I got tired.  Sue me. -- Chalbaeg

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

20 May 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOSES MALONE was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
AIDEN devastated CLINT in a action packed 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
VLAD defeated JIGGER KREE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's Title duel.
MIRIAL STEEL savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute brutal fight.
SHANA THE KNIFE bested SAMMY in a 2 minute brawl.
FRANK outwaited CHALBAEG in a unpopular 8 minute fight.
DEAN narrowly defeated MAGIC in a 2 minute gory amateur's brawl.
STAN was handily defeated by BIRD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DR J vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    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       16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  15 -  2      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 326 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         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CLINT 1886                 13   8  0   85 THE LEGENDS (208)
WALL OF STEEL    MIRIAL STEEL 2675          12   8  1   75 SAND DANCERS (68)
LUNGING ATTACK   SAMMY 2678                  8   7  0   47 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 
VLAD 1939.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIRIAL STEEL 2675, MOSES MALONE 
2302, SHANA THE KNIFE 2663, SAMMY 2678, DEAN 2712, MAGIC 2300, BIRD 2301, DR J 2304, 
JIGGER KREE 2631, and CLINT 1886.

The least popular fighter this week was CHALBAEG 2705.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FRANK 2692, STAN 2720, CLINT 1886, JIGGER KREE 2631, DR J 2304, BIRD 
2301, MAGIC 2300, DEAN 2712, SAMMY 2678, and SHANA THE KNIFE 2663.

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

AIDEN (78-2233) LETHAL HERITAGE (10)