DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/08/2005    Duedate: 03/21/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAT TASTROPHIE
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-4940) [11-4-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAT TASTROPHIE                 KEPLER
ARENA FELINES (433)            PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
(9-4940) [11-4-0,101]          (9-4552) [3-3-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PRUSSIAN                   ZANADU
BLUE MOON (381)                PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
(9-5039) [15-15-0,60]          (9-4781) [0-1-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)       54
2. ARENA FELINES (433)         41      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)      41      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)    20
5. INHUMANS IV (476)           10      HOMESTAR & CO (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*HOMESTAR & CO (474)        4   2  1 66.7   1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       9  4 0
 2/ 0*BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)     2   1  1 66.7   2/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 3- 2*WAR ON THE TERRACE (472)   3   2  1 60.0   3/ 3*HOMESTAR & CO (474)       4  2 1
 4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433)      130  91  9 58.8   4- 4*WAR ON THE TERRACE (472)  3  2 1
 5- 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        96  91  8 51.3   5/ 0*BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)    2  1 1
 6- 5*BLITZKRIEG (462)           3   3  0 50.0   6/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     2  3 0
 7/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  89 114  4 43.8   7- 5*BLITZKRIEG (462)          1  0 0
 8/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          361 480  9 42.9   8- 6 LETTER BOMBS (436)        1  2 1
 9/ 0*PHILANTHROPISTS (418)      9  15  1 37.5   9/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)  1  4 0
10/ 0*INHUMANS IV (476)          0   1  0  0.0  10/ 0*INHUMANS IV (476)         0  1 0
11/ 0*MY BODY (441)              0   1  0  0.0  11/ 0*MY BODY (441)             0  1 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 510): CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 510): PLATO of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 504): CITATION of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 506): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 505): PIP THE TROLL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 503): SIT of VALHALLA (Odin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 251): LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 495): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 249): KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 492): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 490): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 483): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 446): ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 226): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): RAINBOW of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 208): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 371): MECHANISM of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 350): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 156): YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 396): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 510): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 510): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 504): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 506): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 505): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 503): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 251): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 495): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 249): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 492): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 490): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 483): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 446): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 226): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 208): SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 371): ARNIE'S ARMY (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 350): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 156): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 396): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 510): BADGER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 505): PEACH NUTT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 504): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 249): DROKK of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 445): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): RAINBOW of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                                 DEEP FRIED LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                     (turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 349): DRACO EL TANIN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ZUKAL to see 
what's new.  Like, BLUE MOON had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 
spot by ARENA FELINES!  Way to go ARENA FELINES!  Talk about hot teams!  BOOKIE'S 
BROTHEL goes out, the very first time, and goes 2-1-1!  Like, what do you guys eat 
for breakfast?  MVP award for PAGANINNI?  PHILANTHROPISTS' proud of him after beating 
GYPSY ROSE and getting 23 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  HOMESTAR's match 
with KEPLER cost him a loss of 10 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being 
unfair?  I think CAT TASTROPHIE should let VENOMOUS CONCUBINE be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said ZUKAL's Duelmaster 
was paying for drinks at The Blue Boar Inn?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ZUKAL ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey!  Quit laughing!  Just because MOZART had 7-8-0 was no 
reason for PHILANTHROPISTS II to send him to the Dark Arena!  Stop it!  What if they 
had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ZUKAL is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT TASTROPHIE 4940          11   4  0   101       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                  
 TOP CAT 4928                 10   3  0    84       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PRUSSIAN 5039            15  15  0    60       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              13   9  0    56       BLUE MOON (381)
 FEBLES 4821                   8   5  0    55       PHILANTHROPISTS II (446)
 LAZULIO 5123                  6   1  0    54       BLUE MOON (381)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112               7   7  0    46       BLUE MOON (381)
 AZURITA 5124                  5   2  0    43       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KEPLER 4552                   3   3  0    28       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAGANINNI 4780                1   0  0    23       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 KITTY LITTER 5113             1   1  0    22       ARENA FELINES (433)
-SCOURGE 5045                  1   1  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 CHERYL ANN 5145               1   0  0    20       BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)
-TITAN 5046                    1   0  0    20       BLITZKRIEG (462)
 HOMESTAR 5143                 2   1  0    17       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 COPY CAT 5151                 2   0  0    15       ARENA FELINES (433)
-HP SAUCE 5127                 1   0  0    15       WAR ON THE TERRACES (472)
 ZANADU 4781                   0   1  0    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 ANASTACIA NICOLE 5147         1   0  1    14       BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)
-DAVID BECKHAM 5128            1   0  1    14       WAR ON THE TERRACES (472)
 BEETHOVEN 4555                3   3  1    13       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 COACH Z 5141                  1   0  1    11       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
-ZINGER TOWER BURGER 5129      1   0  0    11       WAR ON THE TERRACES (472)
-PERSHING 5044                 1   0  0    10       BLITZKRIEG (462)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TROGDOR 5142                  1   1  0     8       HOMESTAR & CO (474)
 GYPSY ROSE 5146               0   1  0     7       BOOKIE'S BROTHEL (475)
-C. MENT 5132                  1   0  1     6       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-IKE 5043                      0   1  0     1       BLITZKRIEG (462)
-CHINESE TAKE-AWAY 5131        0   1  0     1       WAR ON THE TERRACES (472)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 604    0  1 0   1                   ANASTACIA NICOLE 5147 511 NONE    
OUTTA 9 LIVES 5150     0  1 0 ARENA FELINES 433     SHEWISH GIANT 624     511 NONE    
WAXXED OUT 5152        0  1 0 INHUMANS IV 476       SHEWISH GIANT 624     511 NONE    
MY RIGHT BUTTOCK 4774  0  1 0 MY BODY 441           COACH Z 5141          511         
UNLUCKY NUMBERS 4860   0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 418   DARK CHAMPION 627     511 NONE    
MOZART 4829            7  9 0 PHILANTHROPISTS I 446 BANDIT PRINCE 628     511 NONE    
UMBAR CONN 4818        4  4 0 PHILANTHROPISTS I 446 STONE GOLEM 629       511 NONE    
QUETZALCOATL 4817      5  4 0 PHILANTHROPISTS I 446 WURM KIN 630          511 NONE    
SILLY 4816             0  1 0 PHILANTHROPISTS I 446 DARK CHAMPION 627     511 NONE    
ROBBIE FOWLER 5130     0  1 0 WAR ON THE TERRAC 472 C. MENT 5132          509         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Top Cat -- I sincerely hope that a top DOG comes along and shows you what is what and
who is tops. -- The Prussian, nursing his scratches

If that Criminal is so by-gods Dangerous, why do they let him OUT? -- Blue Suede

I think the Ambitious Guard harbors a desire to be a mime.  He didn't speak, and his
fighting was of the "pretend" variety that we are told mimes aspire to. -- Lazulio

It was a good thing the Fratsfans did when they enslaved this... person, and I think
they should have him back.  He's worthless and weak and doesn't belong here. --
Azurita

Right, what she said. -- Blue Haven

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOZART was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
UMBAR CONN was dispatched by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
QUETZALCOATL was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
SILLY was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
UNLUCKY NUMBERS was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena match.
WAXXED OUT was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gory Dark Arena duel.
OUTTA 9 LIVES was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
CAT TASTROPHIE handily defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
TOP CAT vanquished THE PRUSSIAN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LAZULIO was vanquished by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AZURITA lost to FEBLES in a 1 minute fight.
BLUE SUEDE savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome match.
BLUE HAVEN outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a unpopular 7 minute veteran vs. novice fight.
HOMESTAR was overcome by KEPLER in a 2 minute brutal contest.
BEETHOVEN was demolished by KITTY LITTER in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
COPY CAT unbelievably bested ZANADU in a popular 3 minute gruesome conflict.
CHERYL ANN overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
GYPSY ROSE was overcome by PAGANINNI in a 1 minute amateur vs. master bout.
ANASTACIA NICOLE executed CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
MY RIGHT BUTTOCK was executed by COACH Z in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  11 -  3      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   6 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  3      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 511 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CAT TASTROPHIE 4940        11   4  0  101 ARENA FELINES (433)
STRIKING ATTACK  TOP CAT 4928               10   3  0   84 ARENA FELINES (433)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            13   9  0   56 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       AZURITA 5124                5   2  0   43 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 ZANADU 4781.  The ten other most popular fighters were UMBAR CONN 4818, 
KEPLER 4552, WAXXED OUT 5152, BLUE SUEDE 5112, HOMESTAR 5143, MOZART 4829, UNLUCKY 
NUMBERS 4860, CAT TASTROPHIE 4940, TOP CAT 4928, and FEBLES 4821.

The least popular fighter this week was BLUE HAVEN 5087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MY RIGHT BUTTOCK 4774, BEETHOVEN 4555, AZURITA 5124, LAZULIO 5123, THE 
PRUSSIAN 5039, QUETZALCOATL 4817, COACH Z 5141, GYPSY ROSE 5146, OUTTA 9 LIVES 5150, 
and ANASTACIA NICOLE 5147.