DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2004    Duedate: 12/13/2004

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-504

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

T. ZER
LETTER BOMBS (436)
(9-5011) [12-4-2,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

T. ZER                         POSITION IS EMPTY
LETTER BOMBS (436)             
(9-5011) [12-4-2,111]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   BLUE SUEDE
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5039) [12-11-0,48]          (9-5112) [2-5-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LETTER BOMBS (436)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LETTER BOMBS (436)          72
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         11      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. BLUE MOON (381)            -44      Unchartered Team

                                       BROTHERS IN ARMS (420)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      117  86  9 57.6   1/ 2 LETTER BOMBS (436)        7  1 2
 2/ 2 LETTER BOMBS (436)        93  84  7 52.5   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           6  9 0
 3/ 3 BLUE MOON (381)          338 468  9 41.9   3/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433)       1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 503): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 503): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 497): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 499): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 496): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): BLOND MOMENT of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 483): IRON CHEF of FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 476): MEGALODON of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 439): SILVER BELLE of WENSINWASIN (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 217): LATTE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 204): SUPER GROVER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 364): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 343): ROBESPIERRE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 389): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 503): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 503): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 497): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 499): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 496): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 488): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 246): WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 485): CHARM CITY HUSTLERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 483): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 476): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 439): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 217): SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 204): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 364): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 343): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 389): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 498): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 488): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 485): TIA M. ATT of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 343): ELKIN HEMROCK of D.A.X.'S RUNNERS (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
               (turn 342): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to BLUE MOON, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the LETTER BOMBS 
stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for D. BASER, who flew up 27 points in the rankings 
after mashing MALACHITE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a 
basher in the top ten was BLUE HAVEN, who dropped 16 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with C. MONSTER.  Our battling duelmaster T. ZER has managed to 
hold the title, fending off BLUE RUIN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next 
time, BLUE MOON.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd! 
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZUKAL arena.  Did you 
hear that BLUE MOON was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of BLUE MOON's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but 
catch LETTER BOMBS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at 
running from BLUE MOON.  And who is this THE PRUSSIAN you ask, with 48 points and a 
12-11-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  The audience likes blood and there was plenty of it 
covering BLUE RUIN as he was driven to an early grave by T. ZER of the LETTER BOMBS.  
Proving again that ZUKAL is not rated G, D. BASER of the LETTER BOMBS slew the 
warrior MALACHITE in a rather bloody bout.  Let's look for a bloodfeud.  Yes, and 
another 'Belly up' warrior silhouette goes on top of the LETTER BOMBS guildhouse this 
week, as D. BASER dispatched MALACHITE.  Good going!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     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.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 T. ZER 5011                  12   4  2   111       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           5   3  0    66       ARENA FELINES (433)
-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                  
 D. BASER 5074                 4   3  1    53       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            12  11  0    48       BLUE MOON (381)
 C. MONSTER 5111               3   0  0    45       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               9   6  0    33       BLUE MOON (381)
 N. TOMBER 5037                7   3  1    33       LETTER BOMBS (436)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               2   5  0    12       BLUE MOON (381)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLUE RUIN 5023        14 15 0 BLUE MOON 381         T. ZER 5011           504         
MALACHITE 5047         9 11 0 BLUE MOON 381         D. BASER 5074         504         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAT TASTROPHIE devastated THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
T. ZER slaughtered BLUE RUIN in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MALACHITE was savagely slain by D. BASER in a action packed 1 minute bloody fight.
BLUE HAVEN was bested by C. MONSTER in a 2 minute fight.
N. TOMBER narrowly defeated BLUE SUEDE in a 4 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  11 -  3      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 504 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 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   T. ZER 5011                12   4  2  111 LETTER BOMBS (436)
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 BLUE SUEDE 5112.  The ten other most popular fighters were D. BASER 5074, C. 
MONSTER 5111, N. TOMBER 5037, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, T. ZER 5011, BLUE RUIN 5023, 
MALACHITE 5047, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, BLUE HAVEN 5087, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE HAVEN 5087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE PRUSSIAN 5039, MALACHITE 5047, BLUE RUIN 5023, T. ZER 5011, CAT 
TASTROPHIE 4940, N. TOMBER 5037, C. MONSTER 5111, D. BASER 5074, BLUE SUEDE 5112, and 
0.