DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2004    Duedate: 05/17/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ANXIETY
DSM4 (239)
(9-4961) [7-0-1,89]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ANXIETY                        SMUDGE
DSM4 (239)                     SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-4961) [7-0-1,89]            (9-5089) [1-0-1,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOXIK                          CAVE DWELLER
KILLING FLOOR (434)            SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-4704) [6-5-0,54]            (9-5085) [1-1-0,4]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SOLITAIRE (466)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SOLITAIRE (466)             45
2. BLUE MOON (381)             21      KILLING FLOOR (434)
3. DSM4 (239)                  18      Unchartered Team
4. LETTER BOMBS (436)           6
5. WRATH OF ONE (460)           0      SOLITAIRE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*WRATH OF ONE (460)         4   2  0 66.7   1/ 1*SOLITAIRE (466)           9  6 2
 2/ 3*SOLITAIRE (466)            9   6  2 60.0   2/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 3/ 0 KILLING FLOOR (434)        8   6  0 57.1   3/ 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        5  3 3
 4/ 0 DSM4 (239)               357 279 25 56.1   4/ 0 DSM4 (239)                2  0 0
 5/ 6 LETTER BOMBS (436)        74  75  5 49.7   5- 7*WRATH OF ONE (460)        1  0 0
 6/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          305 438  9 41.0   6/ 0 KILLING FLOOR (434)       0  1 0
 7- 8*ZOO-GHIO (456)             1   2  0 33.3   7- 8*ZOO-GHIO (456)            0  1 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 490): B. TRAYOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): KREWKUT SAUSAGE of LINCOLNSHIRE from DAL SHANG (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): BLACKEST PRIDE (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): FLADRAKEEN OOSCH of TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
               (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
                           HOFFA'S BANE of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
                           MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TIBERIOUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 239): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): NAKHA ADIASO of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                (turn 144): LEE of GODDESSES (LHI, mgr.)
                            GAI-JIN of RISING SUN (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ZUKAL?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see INSOMNIAC win a fight and gain 11 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, INSOMNIAC beat 
TOXIK and TOXIK lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Going for broke or broken, 
our Duelmaster MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE Dark Arena Challenged this turn.  The crowds were 
amazed this turn, as MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE killed the Duelmaster, B. TRAYOR, leaving 
LETTER BOMBS in mourning.  This incredible death has allowed, I might add, ANXIETY 
from DSM4 to ascend to the throne of Duelmaster, and I hear DARK ARENA is not happy.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ZUKAL, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
DREAM PARK the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who 
led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was 
SOLITAIRE.  Ha ha ha ha!  MALACHITE 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 ZUKAL's 
morgue.  More variety.  Whoa!  I'll even buy SMUDGE a drink tonight!  Anyone who can 
come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  And what a stunning 
loss we have here, boys and girls, MORENCI of BLUE MOON has added the final loss to 
hers 2-17-0.  Tee hee!  I can't say as I'm proud to find out that LETTER BOMBS' T. 
ZER has killed MORENCI from BLUE MOON.  I can say I wish BLUE MOON good luck in their 
bloodfeud.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain 
nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ZUKAL to get a drink than The Blue Boar Inn! 
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANXIETY 4961                  7   0  1    89       DSM4 (239)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOMNIAC 4870                9   1  0    76       DSM4 (239)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOXIK 4704                    6   5  0    54       KILLING FLOOR (434)
 T. ZER 5011                   6   3  1    52       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 BLUE RUIN 5023                8   8  0    51       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             5   5  0    34       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMUDGE 5089                   1   0  1    33       SOLITAIRE (466)
 COMA 5071                     2   1  1    27       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   0  0    25       SOLITAIRE (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 N. TOMBER 5037                4   1  1    22       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 MRI 5069                      2   1  0    16       SOLITAIRE (466)
 MALACHITE 5047                2   5  0    11       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               1   1  0    11       BLUE MOON (381)
-LARRY LION 4984               1   2  0     7       ZOO-GHIO (456)
 CAVE DWELLER 5085             1   1  0     4       SOLITAIRE (466)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORENCI 5003           2 18 0 BLUE MOON 381         T. ZER 5011           491         
BISBEE 5002            7 11 0 BLUE MOON 381         B. TRAYOR 5019        489         
BLACK ORC 623          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SMUDGE 5089           491 NONE    
B. TRAYOR 5019         5  4 1 LETTER BOMBS 436      MASTER ZROF ONE-E 626 491 NONE    
THE PRISONER 5067      0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         N. TOMBER 5037        489         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

T. Zer -- You're well-named, you faithless wench! -- The Prussian

Dangerous Criminal?  Not very. -- Blue Ruin

Mri -- I dunno, ARE you a stupid idiot? -- Morenci
P.S.  You can't go by what the spectators say, after all.

Voting Booth -- Straight ticket! -- Malachite

Cave Dweller -- And you're a Dwarf, too.  How appropriate. -- Blue Haven

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

B. TRAYOR was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SMUDGE delivered the death blow upon BLACK ORC in a exciting 4 minute Dark Arena duel.
N. TOMBER was subdued by THE PRUSSIAN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
CAVE DWELLER was unbelievably bested by BLUE HAVEN in a 5 minute Challenge brawl.
MRI defeated MALACHITE in a 2 minute Challenge match.
ANXIETY devastated ROVING DEMON in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
TOXIK was overpowered by INSOMNIAC in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
BLUE RUIN bested COMA in a action packed 1 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
T. ZER dispatched MORENCI in a 1 minute duel.
VOTING BOOTH vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  17 -  3      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  13 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 491 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ANXIETY 4961                7   0  1   89 DSM4 (239)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOXIK 4704                  6   5  0   54 KILLING FLOOR (434)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOXIK 4704.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CAVE DWELLER 5085.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE PRUSSIAN 5039, MRI 
5069, INSOMNIAC 4870, BLUE RUIN 5023, SMUDGE 5089, BLUE HAVEN 5087, ANXIETY 4961, T. 
ZER 5011, VOTING BOOTH 5070, and N. TOMBER 5037.

The least popular fighter this week was MORENCI 5003.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TOXIK 4704, B. TRAYOR 5019, COMA 5071, MALACHITE 5047, N. TOMBER 5037, 
VOTING BOOTH 5070, T. ZER 5011, ANXIETY 4961, BLUE HAVEN 5087, and SMUDGE 5089.