DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/21/2004    Duedate: 10/04/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

T. ZER
LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-5011) [10-4-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T. ZER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
LETTER BOMBS (436)             
(9-5011) [10-4-1,87]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   CAT TASTROPHIE
BLUE MOON (381)                ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5039) [10-10-0,43]          (9-4940) [4-3-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (433)         21
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)          19      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. DSM4 (239)                   0      Unchartered Team
4. KILLING FLOOR (434)          0
5. BLUE MOON (381)             -9      THE UNTOUCHABLES (179)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 KILLING FLOOR (434)       15   7  0 68.2   1/ 2 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)      116  86  9 57.4   2/ 1 LETTER BOMBS (436)        6  5 0
 3- 3 DSM4 (239)               362 283 25 56.1   3/ 4 ARENA FELINES (433)       3  1 0
 4/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        86  83  5 50.9   4- 3 KILLING FLOOR (434)       2  0 0
 5/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          332 459  9 42.0   5- 6 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 500): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): MACRINUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): BULL FROG of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 500): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): DRYNN'S PRETTIES (Drynn, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): NOMENKLATURE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 499): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 470): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
                            MOUNTAIN GOAT of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  BLUE 
MOON now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for Z. BRA, who flew up 8 points in the rankings after mashing BLUE SUEDE like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on 
the sands.  D. BASER lost to BLUE HAVEN and drops 2 points.  Our battling duelmaster 
T. ZER has managed to hold the title, fending off VENOMOUS CONCUBINE's none too 
subtle advances.  Better luck next time, ZUKAL.  Can you believe they are paying me 
10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that ARENA FELINES was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of ARENA FELINES' warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause LETTER BOMBS beats feet every time 
ARENA FELINES smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this THE PRUSSIAN you 
ask, with 43 points and a 10-10-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  Was it guts 
or an overtaxed mental capacity that had CAT TASTROPHIE challenge up 28 points in the 
rankings to take on THE PRUSSIAN?  I don't know about you, but when I saw CAT 
TASTROPHIE step out on the sands with THE PRUSSIAN, I though it was over before it 
started.  Good upset CAT TASTROPHIE!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ZUKAL have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another Spy 
Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat 
it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. ZER 5011                  10   4  1    87       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  8   1  1    65       DSM4 (239)
 BLUE RUIN 5023               13  13  0    61       BLUE MOON (381)
-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                  
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           4   3  0    55       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               8   4  0    54       BLUE MOON (381)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            10  10  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)
 D. BASER 5074                 3   2  0    40       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALACHITE 5047                7  10  0    32       BLUE MOON (381)
-N. TOMBER 5037                6   3  1    30       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 Z. BRA 5115                   3   0  0    30       LETTER BOMBS (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               2   2  0     8       BLUE MOON (381)
-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 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAT TASTROPHIE bested THE PRUSSIAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
T. ZER demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
D. BASER was defeated by BLUE HAVEN in a unpopular 6 minute duel.
BLUE RUIN devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
MALACHITE viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute gruesome brawl.
Z. BRA overpowered BLUE SUEDE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  13 -  1      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 501 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   T. ZER 5011                10   4  1   87 LETTER BOMBS (436)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087             8   4  0   54 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE PRUSSIAN 5039.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CAT TASTROPHIE 4940.  The ten other most popular fighters were MALACHITE 
5047, T. ZER 5011, BLUE RUIN 5023, Z. BRA 5115, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, BLUE SUEDE 5112, 
D. BASER 5074, BLUE HAVEN 5087,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE HAVEN 5087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were D. BASER 5074, BLUE SUEDE 5112, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, Z. BRA 5115, BLUE 
RUIN 5023, T. ZER 5011, MALACHITE 5047, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940,  0, and  0.