DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/10/2004    Duedate: 08/23/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-498

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOXIK
KILLING FLOOR (434)
(9-4704) [11-6-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOXIK                          MRI
KILLING FLOOR (434)            SOLITAIRE (466)
(9-4704) [11-6-0,100]          (9-5069) [5-1-1,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CATNIP                         THE PRUSSIAN
ARENA FELINES (433)            BLUE MOON (381)
(9-4872) [5-8-1,66]            (9-5039) [8-9-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LETTER BOMBS (436)          38
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         17      KILLING FLOOR (434)
3. SOLITAIRE (466)              6      Unchartered Team
4. KILLING FLOOR (434)          3
5. IMMORTAL OATH (268)          0      SOLITAIRE (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KILLING FLOOR (434)       13   7  0 65.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 2- 2 IMMORTAL OATH (268)      153 103  6 59.8   2/ 2*SOLITAIRE (466)           3  0 1
 3/ 0 ARENA FELINES (433)      113  85  9 57.1   3/ 3 KILLING FLOOR (434)       3  0 0
 4/ 4*SOLITAIRE (466)           16  13  3 55.2   4/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        3  1 0
 5/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        80  78  5 50.6   5/ 0 ARENA FELINES (433)       1  4 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          323 453  9 41.6   6- 6 IMMORTAL OATH (268)       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 497): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I'm still here, cool.  DSM4's still on vacation, cooler!  Blue Ruin, maybe you'll get
another shot this turn, we'll see.  As long as I keep learning on pace, I should be
out of here soon with an early invite, quite possibly.  Time to grab the blade and
head to the arena, seeya there.  All three of you....

Toxik
Duelmaster of Zukal

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ZUKAL!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for TOP CAT?  ARENA 
FELINES' proud of him after beating BLUE RUIN and getting 26 points.  Talk about yer 
major upsets!  BLUE RUIN's match with TOP CAT cost him a loss of 21 points!  This 
Duelmaster is like something else!  TOXIK stopped CATNIP dead in his tracks!  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 warriors of DSM4 must be getting lonely.  They were the most 
avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why KILLING FLOOR's been avoiding DSM4 so much?  Or is it just that they're 
too scared?  Like, is MALACHITE popular, or what?  She was challenged the most in all 
of ZUKAL!  She's got a 6-8-0, is that good?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZUKAL ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ZUKAL is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  Its 
been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOXIK 4704                   11   6  0   100       KILLING FLOOR (434)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATNIP 4872                   5   8  1    66       ARENA FELINES (433)
 T. ZER 5011                   8   3  1    64       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 TOP CAT 4928                  7   3  0    61       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 N. TOMBER 5037                6   1  1    47       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 BLUE RUIN 5023               11  12  0    45       BLUE MOON (381)
-CAVE DWELLER 5085             4   1  0    45       SOLITAIRE (466)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             8   9  0    39       BLUE MOON (381)
 MRI 5069                      5   1  1    39       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALACHITE 5047                6   8  0    32       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               5   4  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)
 D. BASER 5074                 2   0  0    24       LETTER BOMBS (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
-VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   3  0    12       SOLITAIRE (466)
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           1   3  0    12       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               1   0  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEX 4640                      0   2  0     6       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?
POLE CAT 5038          0  1 0 ARENA FELINES 433     STONE GOLEM 629       498 NONE    
NEARBLACK 5096         3  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         MRI 5069              497         
P.Q. LYAR 5098         0  2 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      STONE GOLEM 629       498 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hmm, three standbys and two Solitaires, maybe that explains the absence of any
personals but ours last time?  But we're hoping for somebody--anybody!--to speak up
and let us get a dialog going here this time.  Doesn't have to be a serious dialog,
we can live just fine with a silly one. -- Jorja and Blue Moon

Cave Dweller -- I'd think the shock of coming out into the summer light would put you
off your stroke, at least at first.  But did it?  Nooo, it sure as heck didn't.  You
leaped right out, whackety whack.  (sigh)  I hate it when that happens.  But the
several days of bedrest was welcome. -- Malachite

Aha!  I have driven the Dangerous Criminal to drink and brought about his ruination.
That gives me great satisfaction. -- Blue Ruin

Kung-Fu Master -- (bows respectfully)  I hate you, you know.  You wander out, totally
unarmed, break my arm, break my ankle, kick me where the hairs are short while I'm
falling, and then don't teach me anything, either.  Is this some kind of revenge for
me ignoring the First Rule, the one about not attacking wizened old men who appear
harmless?  Because you were out there on the sand, and it was my JOB to attack you.
Did you expect me just to STAND there and let you beat me up? -- The Prussian, who
ended up doing just about that

If I can PROVE that it's the Userous Merchant who's behind the sale of these
worthless weapons that slip out of one's hands and break at the least hint of
opposition, I'm going to SUE HIS BEHIND.  I want to see the Userous Merchant go to
the Dark Arena. -- Blue Haven

Mri -- I'm trying hard to be fair about it, the orderlies were the ones who dropped
me on the way to the Infirmary, after all, but I really, REALLY didn't like the way
that match came out. -- Ghost of Nearblack

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

P.Q. LYAR was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
POLE CAT was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
TOXIK handily defeated CATNIP in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
T. ZER vanquished MALACHITE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BLUE RUIN was overpowered by TOP CAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE PRUSSIAN was bested by N. TOMBER in a 3 minute brawl.
BLUE HAVEN was viciously subdued by FRATSFA SLAVE in a unpopular 8 minute fight.
MRI devastated CAT TASTROPHIE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FISH BREATH was viciously subdued by D. BASER in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
BLUE SUEDE won victory over MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  17 -  4      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 498 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TOXIK 4704                 11   6  0  100 KILLING FLOOR (434)
STRIKING ATTACK  TOP CAT 4928                7   3  0   61 ARENA FELINES (433)
WALL OF STEEL    N. TOMBER 5037              6   1  1   47 LETTER BOMBS (436)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CATNIP 4872.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The ten other most popular fighters were P.Q. LYAR 5098, POLE CAT 
5038, T. ZER 5011, TOXIK 4704, N. TOMBER 5037, MRI 5069, D. BASER 5074, BLUE SUEDE 
5112, TOP CAT 4928, and CATNIP 4872.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE HAVEN 5087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FISH BREATH 4950, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, BLUE RUIN 5023, MALACHITE 5047, 
CATNIP 4872, TOP CAT 4928, BLUE SUEDE 5112, D. BASER 5074, MRI 5069, and N. TOMBER 
5037.

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

INSOMNIAC (9-4870) DSM4 (239)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI