DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/24/2004    Duedate: 09/06/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-499

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOXIK
KILLING FLOOR (434)
(9-4704) [12-6-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOXIK                          POSITION IS EMPTY
KILLING FLOOR (434)            
(9-4704) [12-6-0,103]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOXIK                          TOXIK
KILLING FLOOR (434)            KILLING FLOOR (434)
(9-4704) [12-6-0,103]          (9-4704) [12-6-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETTER BOMBS (436)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             43
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)          29      KILLING FLOOR (434)
3. DSM4 (239)                  20      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (433)          7
5. KILLING FLOOR (434)          3      PREDATORS II (333)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KILLING FLOOR (434)       14   7  0 66.7   1/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        6  2 0
 2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433)      114  86  9 57.0   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           5 10 0
 3/ 0 DSM4 (239)               362 283 25 56.1   3- 2*SOLITAIRE (466)           3  0 1
 4- 4*SOLITAIRE (466)           16  13  3 55.2   4/ 3 KILLING FLOOR (434)       3  0 0
 5/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        83  79  5 51.2   5/ 5 ARENA FELINES (433)       2  5 0
 6/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          326 455  9 41.7   6/ 0 DSM4 (239)                0  3 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 498): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): OBSIDIAN of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): WANDERING MONSTERS (Dungeonmaster, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): 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  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, 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 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, 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  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
                (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, 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.  Later days, BLUE MOON, since LETTER 
BOMBS took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  LETTER BOMBS turned 
their 3-1-0 turn into a 1st place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than 
this, and you get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
D. BASER win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, BLUE HAVEN beat N. 
TOMBER and N. TOMBER lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is 
the spice of life, ZUKAL may be getting bland, as TOXIK stays top dog in the city.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  ARENA FELINES 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 KILLING FLOOR.  Ha ha ha ha!  CATNIP was 
challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or 
feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA 
FELINES for challenging up by 20 to MALACHITE.  CAT TASTROPHIE won to get 28 points 
of recognition.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOXIK 4704                   12   6  0   103       KILLING FLOOR (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. ZER 5011                   9   3  1    76       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  8   1  1    65       DSM4 (239)
-TOP CAT 4928                  7   3  0    61       ARENA FELINES (433)
 CATNIP 4872                   5   9  1    57       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039             9   9  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE RUIN 5023               11  13  0    46       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               6   4  0    45       BLUE MOON (381)
-CAVE DWELLER 5085             4   1  0    45       SOLITAIRE (466)
 D. BASER 5074                 3   0  0    45       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-MRI 5069                      5   1  1    39       SOLITAIRE (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 N. TOMBER 5037                6   2  1    33       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           2   3  0    28       ARENA FELINES (433)
 MALACHITE 5047                6   9  0    27       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               2   0  0    19       BLUE MOON (381)
-FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
-VOTING BOOTH 5070             3   3  0    12       SOLITAIRE (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 Z. BRA 5115                   1   0  0    10       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 SADISTIC 5091                 0   1  0     1       DSM4 (239)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
NEARBLACK 5096         3  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         MRI 5069              497         
DA 2 5095              0  1 0 DSM4 239              MASTER ZROF ONE-E 626 499 NONE    
DA 1 5094              0  1 0 DSM4 239              BANDIT PRINCE 628     499 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

T. Zer -- Ouch.  It's women like you that give ALL women a bad name.  Shape up,
please. -- Malachite

Top Cat -- You ruined me! -- Blue Ruin
P.S.  But only temporarily.

N. Tomber -- A horrid concept.  Is that why you tried to bury me in the sand? -- The
Prussian

(indignantly)  The Fratsfa Slave was toying with me! -- Blue Haven the disillusioned

Why is this man called a Mordant "Deserter"?  Did he flee from their army (too big
anyway, I'm sure) in the heat of battle, or did he just have the sense to move out of
the swamp to our nice, dry, er, well, delta? -- Blue Suede

Blue Haven -- If you attempt to sue me, you will find that it is a very bad move.  I
have friends. -- The so-called "Userous" Merchant, D'Reth Hai

     Or at least people who owe you money? -- Ed.

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

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA 2 was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 1 was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
T. ZER handily defeated CATNIP in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CAT TASTROPHIE slimly won victory over MALACHITE in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
TOXIK savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 2 minute bloody Title fight.
THE PRUSSIAN devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLUE RUIN was devastated by D. BASER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
N. TOMBER slimly lost to BLUE HAVEN in a 7 minute gruesome fight.
BLUE SUEDE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
SADISTIC was vanquished by Z. BRA 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                   6         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  16 -  3      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 499 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     6 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   TOXIK 4704                 12   6  0  103 KILLING FLOOR (434)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087             6   4  0   45 BLUE MOON (381)
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 
TOXIK 4704.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, N. TOMBER 
5037, MALACHITE 5047, T. ZER 5011, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, D. BASER 5074, BLUE HAVEN 5087, 
BLUE SUEDE 5112, Z. BRA 5115, and CATNIP 4872.

The least popular fighter this week was DA 1 5094.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SADISTIC 5091, BLUE RUIN 5023, DA 2 5095, CATNIP 4872, Z. BRA 5115, 
BLUE SUEDE 5112, BLUE HAVEN 5087, D. BASER 5074, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, and T. ZER 5011.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TOXIK (9-4704) KILLING FLOOR (434)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff