DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2004    Duedate: 06/28/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-494

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

INSOMNIAC
DSM4 (239)
(9-4870) [12-1-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

INSOMNIAC                      VOTING BOOTH
DSM4 (239)                     SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-4870) [12-1-0,100]          (9-5070) [3-3-0,12]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOXIK                          BLUE RUIN
KILLING FLOOR (434)            BLUE MOON (381)
(9-4704) [8-5-0,89]            (9-5023) [10-9-0,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             36
2. KILLING FLOOR (434)         25      KILLING FLOOR (434)
3. CLAN BATTLEAXE (386)         9      Unchartered Team
4. IMMORTAL OATH (268)          5
5. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0      CLAN BATTLEAXE (386)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CLAN BATTLEAXE (386)       1   0  0  100   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           8  5 0
 2/ 1 KILLING FLOOR (434)       10   6  0 62.5   2/ 3 DSM4 (239)                4  2 0
 3/ 0 IMMORTAL OATH (268)      153 102  6 60.0   3/ 1*SOLITAIRE (466)           4  7 0
 4/ 0 WYRM FUUD (341)           36  28  3 56.3   4- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        3  0 0
 5/ 3 DSM4 (239)               361 281 25 56.2   5/ 5 KILLING FLOOR (434)       2  0 0
 6- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        77  75  5 50.7   6/ 0*CLAN BATTLEAXE (386)      1  0 0
 7/ 2*SOLITAIRE (466)           13  13  2 50.0   7/ 0 IMMORTAL OATH (268)       0  1 0
 8/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          313 443  9 41.4   8/ 0 WYRM FUUD (341)           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 493): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 487): THE GOVERNATOR of POLITICALY INCORRECT (The Dark One)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 488): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 486): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 485): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 477): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): VILI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 473): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 471): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 464): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 352): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 332): TRENT LOTT of DEATH BY STUPIDITY (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 378): HEL of ARCTIC GUARDS from DWES EG (Yukon Cornelius)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 487): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 488): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 486): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 485): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 477): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 473): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 471): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 464): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 428): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 352): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 332): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 378): BLADES OF GRASS (Lord Andarus, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 490): THE TICK of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           BARRY of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ANDREW of ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZUKAL!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  SOLITAIRE were a bunch of dogs 
after BLUE MOON got through with 'em!  3rd ain't so sweet as 1st!  Try as she might, 
VENOMOUS CONCUBINE wasn't good enough at persuading INSOMNIAC to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I 
hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
LETTER BOMBS.  In my day, no team with a 77-75-5 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, SOLITAIRE?  What do people see in ANXIETY?  His 8-2-1?  DSM4 ain't talkin', 
but he's got 65 points.  ANXIETY didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he 
received from TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR, who is 21 points below him.  TOXIK perhaps got 
his just desserts, seeing as he defeated ANXIETY and ended up with 89 recognition 
points.   
     Warriors of ZUKAL unite.  You have only your games to lose!  So SOLITAIRE sent 
COMA to the Dark Arena.  Big deal.  Plenty more fighters where COMA came from.  Dime 
a dozen...  Now, Spyreporters...  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ZUKAL is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INSOMNIAC 4870               12   1  0   100       DSM4 (239)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOXIK 4704                    8   5  0    89       KILLING FLOOR (434)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANXIETY 4961                  8   2  1    65       DSM4 (239)
-T. ZER 5011                   7   3  1    59       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 BLUE RUIN 5023               10   9  0    57       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLACK KNIGHT 3704             8   5  1    49       WYRM FUUD (341)
 BIG HARDEE W/C 3740           6   4  0    36       WYRM FUUD (341)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INDY GESTON 3703              7   6  1    31       WYRM FUUD (341)
-N. TOMBER 5037                5   1  1    31       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 MALACHITE 5047                4   6  0    31       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             6   7  0    30       BLUE MOON (381)
-CAVE DWELLER 5085             3   1  0    28       SOLITAIRE (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MRI 5069                      3   1  0    23       SOLITAIRE (466)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               3   2  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
-BRUISE EZ LEE 3751            5   2  0    18       WYRM FUUD (341)
-D. BASER 5074                 1   0  0    13       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 NEARBLACK 5096                1   0  0    13       BLUE MOON (381)
 VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   3  0    12       SOLITAIRE (466)
-DOC SPLAT 3764                1   0  0    10       WYRM FUUD (341)
 DURIS TALAK 4256              1   0  0     9       CLAN BATTLEAXE (386)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEX 4640                      0   1  0     5       IMMORTAL OATH (268)
-CLEVER 4029                   0   2  0     2       IMMORTAL OATH (268)
-SILKEN WHISPER 3985           0   1  0     1       IMMORTAL OATH (268)

'-' 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         
COMA 5071              3  2 1 SOLITAIRE 466         STONE GOLEM 629       494 NONE    
LOSAH 5097             0  1 0 SOLITAIRE 466         WURM KIN 630          494 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ambitious Guard -- Stick to cake decorating.  It's what you're really good at. --
Blue Ruin

Cave Dweller -- I have a keen appreciation of discipline, but mortifying the flesh
seems pointless. -- The Prussian

Voting Booth -- It's only solitary if you can read the ballot without help, you know.
-- Malachite

Ah, the Embezzling Scribe.  If he seeks a tax haven with me, no luck for him.  I
don't do tax havens. -- Blue Haven

Jekyll -- Always.  This team was named Blue Moon originally because only once in a
blue moon do you see a team rollup with so much potential.  Well, only once in a blue
moon do *I* see one.  And everyone on the initial rollup died.... -- Jorja
P.S.  I don't think you're in the right arena with those personals.

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

COMA was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LOSAH was slaughtered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
TOXIK demolished ANXIETY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
VOTING BOOTH was devastated by THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
INSOMNIAC overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
BIG HARDEE W/C was bested by BLUE RUIN in a popular 1 minute duel.
MALACHITE devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BLUE HAVEN overcame MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
HEX slimly lost to DURIS TALAK in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's duel.
NEARBLACK overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  20 -  3      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 494 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  INSOMNIAC 4870             12   1  0  100 DSM4 (239)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOXIK 4704                  8   5  0   89 KILLING FLOOR (434)
BASHING ATTACK   BLUE RUIN 5023             10   9  0   57 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-STRIKE     BIG HARDEE W/C 3740         6   4  0   36 WYRM FUUD (341)
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 
COMA 5071.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE RUIN 5023, HEX 4640, TOXIK 
4704, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, INSOMNIAC 4870, MALACHITE 5047, DURIS TALAK 4256, NEARBLACK 
5096, LOSAH 5097, and ANXIETY 4961.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE HAVEN 5087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VOTING BOOTH 5070, BIG HARDEE W/C 3740, ANXIETY 4961, LOSAH 5097, 
NEARBLACK 5096, DURIS TALAK 4256, MALACHITE 5047, INSOMNIAC 4870, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, 
and TOXIK 4704.