DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2005    Duedate: 01/24/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CATNIP
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-4872) [6-9-1,78]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CATNIP                         POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (433)            
(9-4872) [6-9-1,78]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   CAT TASTROPHIE
BLUE MOON (381)                ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5039) [14-12-0,55]          (9-4940) [7-4-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (433)         28
2. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          0      Unchartered Team
4. DSM4 (239)                   0
5. BLUE MOON (381)            -12       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      120  87  9 58.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          10  5 0
 2- 2 DSM4 (239)               363 283 26 56.2   2/ 4 ARENA FELINES (433)       3  1 0
 3- 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        95  89  7 51.6   3- 2 LETTER BOMBS (436)        2  5 0
 4/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          348 473  9 42.4   4- 5 DSM4 (239)                1  0 1
 5- 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       22  30  4 42.3   5- 3 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       1  4 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 506): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): DARLING NIKKI of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): BLUE BLOOD of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 506): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): EXTREME (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): LEGION OF DUMB (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 505): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 498): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 366): DEADFALL of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, 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.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see CATNIP win a fight and gain 21 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CATNIP beat THE 
PRUSSIAN and THE PRUSSIAN lost 18 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, 
and inability to defend the throne, T. ZER has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start 
setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as CATNIP 
takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Blue 
Boar Inn, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this 
stuff?  From ZUKAL's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.   
     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.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Paste 
this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATNIP 4872                   6   9  1    78       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T. ZER 5011                  13   5  2    93       LETTER BOMBS (436)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANXIETY 4961                  9   1  2    77       DSM4 (239)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOP CAT 4928                  7   3  0    61       ARENA FELINES (433)
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           7   4  0    60       ARENA FELINES (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            14  12  0    55       BLUE MOON (381)
-NEWLIN 5119                   6   5  2    41       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               5   5  0    41       BLUE MOON (381)
-DULGIN 5122                   3   7  0    40       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-DARE 5120                     7   3  2    39       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087               9   9  0    36       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAZULIO 5123                  3   0  0    30       BLUE MOON (381)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEBARROWS 5121                4   7  0    19       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-FISH BREATH 4950              2   2  1    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
-GLINDORA 5118                 2   8  0    14       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 AZURITA 5124                  2   1  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?
BLUE RUIN 5023        14 15 0 BLUE MOON 381         T. ZER 5011           504         
C. MONSTER 5111        3  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      ANXIETY 4961          505         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Newlin -- Certainly I would not LAUGH at one who is, in a manner of speaking, new to
this noble struggle.  In fact (bows with a flourish), I would be delighted to show
you around Zukal, or those parts of Zukal that are fit to visit. -- The Prussian
P.S.  Jorja said to say "Hi," for some reason.  A rather plebian phrasing.

Cat Tastrophe -- You again!  Well, listen, you can't come to MY... Blue Haven!
P.S.  Because your strophes are poorly planned.

Debarrows -- Jorja still doesn't see anything wrong with your handling, even if you
DID lose this fight.  But I think you're trying to hard, getting off the mark too
fast and not pacing yourself.  Of course (modest look), you were matched against ME,
so you didn't have a chance.... -- Blue Suede

Glindora -- Have you tried a shortsword?  It might help. -- Azurita

Why aren't there any female Persistent Beggars?  I think that would be fun. --
Lazulio, a cad by nature

Ed. -- Yes, exactly! -- Blue Suede

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE PRUSSIAN was devastated by CATNIP in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
CAT TASTROPHIE vanquished BLUE HAVEN in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven battle.
BLUE SUEDE viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
AZURITA was defeated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.
LAZULIO devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  14 -  2      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 507 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAT TASTROPHIE 4940         7   4  0   60 ARENA FELINES (433)
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 BLUE SUEDE 
5112, CATNIP 4872, LAZULIO 5123, BLUE HAVEN 5087, THE PRUSSIAN 5039, AZURITA 5124,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was AZURITA 5124.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THE PRUSSIAN 5039, BLUE HAVEN 5087, LAZULIO 5123, CATNIP 4872, BLUE 
SUEDE 5112, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940,  0,  0,  0, and  0.