DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/25/2005    Duedate: 02/07/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-508

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAT TASTROPHIE
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-4940) [8-4-0,70]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAT TASTROPHIE                 POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (433)            
(9-4940) [8-4-0,70]            

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   BLUE SUEDE
BLUE MOON (381)                BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5039) [14-13-0,55]          (9-5112) [6-5-0,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUE MOON (381)             41
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         10      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. LETTER BOMBS (436)           0      Unchartered Team
4. CRIMSON DEATH (471)          0
                                        (-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)      121  87  9 58.2   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)          10  5 0
 2- 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        95  89  7 51.6   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       4  0 0
 3/ 4 BLUE MOON (381)          352 474  9 42.6   3- 3 LETTER BOMBS (436)        1  2 0
 4- 5 CRIMSON DEATH (471)       22  30  4 42.3   4- 5 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 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, 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 AZURITA win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Due to absence, and 
inability to defend the throne, CATNIP has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start 
setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as CAT 
TASTROPHIE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, 
heh.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these 
guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     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.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess 
what brave team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     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.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940           8   4  0    70       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                  
-CATNIP 4872                   6   9  1    78       ARENA FELINES (433)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            14  13  0    55       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               6   5  0    47       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              10   9  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)
-NEWLIN 5119                   6   5  2    41       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
 LAZULIO 5123                  4   0  0    41       BLUE MOON (381)
-DULGIN 5122                   3   7  0    40       CRIMSON DEATH (471)
-DARE 5120                     7   3  2    39       CRIMSON DEATH (471)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZURITA 5124                  3   1  0    25       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)

'-' 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 NOT REVE
C. MONSTER 5111        3  1 0 LETTER BOMBS 436      ANXIETY 4961          505         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Catnip -- Where did you come from, you upstart?  Who told you that it was okay to
have an upstart with a losing record on the throne, eh? -- The Prussian, justly
incensed
P.S.  Besides, you're too tall.

Cat Tastrophe -- As always, you live up to your name. -- Blue Haven

And three standbys.

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAT TASTROPHIE devastated THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
BLUE HAVEN won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute battle.
BLUE SUEDE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner match.
LAZULIO bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory fight.
AZURITA demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  13 -  2      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|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 508 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAT TASTROPHIE 4940         8   4  0   70 ARENA FELINES (433)
WALL OF STEEL    BLUE SUEDE 5112             6   5  0   47 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            10   9  0   43 BLUE MOON (381)
STRIKING ATTACK  LAZULIO 5123                4   0  0   41 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 BLUE SUEDE 5112.  The ten other most popular fighters were LAZULIO 5123, 
AZURITA 5124, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, BLUE HAVEN 5087, THE PRUSSIAN 5039,  0,  0,  0,  
0, and  0.

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

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MENDELSSOHN 2894 (191-87-2)            7  3  0         MEPHISTO'S WALTZ     
VENGEANCE 2052 (252-70-120)            3  3  0         ANGELS OF PAIN       
THUNDER KING 2322 (134-136-7)          1  4  1         MYTH HERD            

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
D. FILER 4721 (54-15-1)                2  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PORK CHOP 3878 (17-7-1)                2  3  0         PIGS ON PARADE       
PARANOIA 4557 (38-9-1)                 1  3  0         DSM4                 
TREMERE 4915 (43-15-0)                 0  3  0         DARK TOADS           

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ABE SIMPSON 4453 (13-8-0)              5  3  0         SPRINGFIELD          
VELVET VIXEN 3275 (40-41-0)            4  3  0         LOST SOULS II        
TOXIK 4704 (16-8-0)                    1  3  0         KILLING FLOOR        

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCHIZOPHRENIC 4595 (22-12-1)           9  3  0         DSM4                 

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANXIETY 4961 (9-1-2)                  10  3  0         DSM4                 
T. ZER 5011 (13-5-2)                   2  3  0         LETTER BOMBS         

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAT TASTROPHIE 4940 (7-4-0)            4  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAVE DWELLER 5085 (4-1-0)              4  3  0         SOLITAIRE            
TOP CAT 4928 (7-3-0)                   2  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
MRI 5069 (5-1-1)                       0  3  0         SOLITAIRE            

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PR0N 5134 (0-0-0)                     10  3  0         SPRINGFIELD          
N. GORGED 5125 (0-0-0)                 5  3  2         LETTER BOMBS         
D. STROYA 5133 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         LETTER BOMBS