DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/17/2005    Duedate: 05/30/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-516

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE SUEDE
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5112) [12-7-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE SUEDE                     RASTILIN
BLUE MOON (381)                HEAVY METAL (388)
(9-5112) [12-7-0,111]          (9-4281) [6-3-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE BARBARIAN                  XAMOT
POWERS OF PAIN (203)           HEAVY METAL (388)
(9-1889) [16-18-5,89]          (9-4279) [3-5-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HEAVY METAL (388)           39
2. FANGS (469)                 29      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. LETTER BOMBS (436)          20      Unchartered Team
4. POWERS OF PAIN (203)        15
5. ARENA FELINES (433)          5      FANGS (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*COVENANT ARMY (477)        6   4  1 60.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  5 0
 2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433)      141 100 10 58.5   2- 3*COVENANT ARMY (477)       6  4 1
 3- 4 DSM4 (239)               363 288 26 55.8   3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       6  8 0
 4/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)       101  94  8 51.8   4/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        5  2 0
 5/ 8*FANGS (469)                5   5  0 50.0   5/ 6*FANGS (469)               5  5 0
 6/ 0 POWERS OF PAIN (203)      71  90 18 44.1   6/ 0 POWERS OF PAIN (203)      2  1 0
 7/ 6 BLUE MOON (381)          373 491  9 43.2   7/ 0*HEAVY METAL (388)         1  4 0
 8/ 0*HEAVY METAL (388)         16  27  0 37.2   8- 8 DSM4 (239)                0  5 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 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): TRYURLUCK of BLOOD KNIGHTS from JURINE (Talon
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, you see how it is, Top Cat.  These shoes are made for walking, or
alternatively, though I am no office boy, I kicked the cat.  It came as a bit of a
surprise, none the less.

                                    Blue Suede

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Advancing in the rankings was LETTER BOMBS who went from last turn's 
98-94-8, to this week's record of 101-94-8.  Hey everybody, watch out for RASTILIN, 
who flew up 22 points in the rankings after mashing AZURITA like a melon.  Keep your 
eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was AZURITA, who dropped 
16 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with RASTILIN.  Well, 
everybody's pal BLUE SUEDE moved his record to 12-7-0 by defeating HAMMER in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 7 recognition points.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And who is this DENTINE you ask, with 19 
points and a 2-0-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     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, there's the manager of the ZUKAL giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SUEDE 5112              12   7  0   111       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMER 1890                  16  12  2    91       POWERS OF PAIN (203)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE BARBARIAN 1889           16  18  5    89       POWERS OF PAIN (203)
-ANXIETY 4961                  9   1  2    77       DSM4 (239)
 TOP CAT 4928                 13   5  1    76       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RASTILIN 4281                 6   3  0    62       HEAVY METAL (388)
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              16  11  0    59       BLUE MOON (381)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRITAN 2309                  10   5  3    58       POWERS OF PAIN (203)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZURITA 5124                  8   4  0    39       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XAMOT 4279                    3   5  0    33       HEAVY METAL (388)
 COPY CAT 5151                 5   2  0    31       ARENA FELINES (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DENTINE 5099                  2   0  0    19       FANGS (469)
-E. LECTER 5158                1   0  0    19       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 CAT-FU 5180                   2   0  0    18       ARENA FELINES (433)
-AGEE 5163                     2   0  0    18       COVENANT ARMY (477)
 ENAMEL 5101                   2   0  0    16       FANGS (469)
 T. BONE 5181                  2   0  0    16       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 RYDIA 4282                    3   6  0    15       HEAVY METAL (388)
 CROWN 5103                    1   1  0    13       FANGS (469)
 VINCENT 4341                  1   4  0    11       HEAVY METAL (388)
-ADINO 5162                    1   1  0    10       COVENANT ARMY (477)
 TUNA BREATH 5169              1   2  0     8       ARENA FELINES (433)
 R KAYIC 5183                  1   0  0     7       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 N. DORFIN 5175                1   0  0     7       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-R. SONIST 5157                0   1  0     7       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-ELEAZAR 5161                  1   1  1     5       COVENANT ARMY (477)
-SHAMMAH 5159                  1   1  0     4       COVENANT ARMY (477)
 STEELE 5171                   1   1  0     4       BLUE MOON (381)
-DODO 5160                     1   1  0     4       COVENANT ARMY (477)
 MELACNCHOLIO 5172             0   2  0     2       BLUE MOON (381)
 ROOT 5102                     0   2  0     2       FANGS (469)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE PRUSSIAN 5039     15 17 0 BLUE MOON 381         TOP CAT 4928          513 REVENGED
LAZULIO 5123           6  3 0 BLUE MOON 381         ZANADU 4781           513         
CEMENT 5100            0  2 0 FANGS 469             SPYMASTER 625         516 NONE    
FISTANDANTILOUS 4283   1  7 0 HEAVY METAL 388       MASTER ZROF ONE-E 626 516 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mackobin, Userous Merchant -- Ha!  And also, Take that!  Your money will do you no
good in the arena! -- Blue Haven, where the best things in life are free
P.S.  Well, reasonably priced.

Mackobin, Userous Merchant -- After you lost to Haven, you should have stayed in the
Infirmary, because I don't like you a bit more than he does. -- Azurita

Cement -- Teeth?  Very strange concept, cement teeth.  Why? -- Steele
P.S.  Not, "Why is it a strange concept?" but "Why cement fangs?"  Inquiring minds
want to know.

T. Bone -- Next time, remind me not to bother trying to tenderize you but just to
slice and dice you without pause or hesitation. -- Melanccholio

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FISTANDANTILOUS was butchered by MASTER ZROF ONE-EYE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CEMENT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BLUE SUEDE slimly won victory over HAMMER in a 2 minute gory Title match.
TOP CAT lost to THE BARBARIAN in a popular 2 minute gory master's brawl.
AZURITA was demolished by RASTILIN in a 4 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
TRITAN defeated COPY CAT in a exciting 3 minute bloody struggle.
BLUE HAVEN overcame XAMOT in a action packed 5 minute fight.
VINCENT lost to T. BONE in a 2 minute duel.
RYDIA lost to CAT-FU in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
DENTINE won victory over TUNA BREATH in a 2 minute novice's fight.
ENAMEL beat STEELE in a 1 minute novice's melee.
ROOT was savagely defeated by R KAYIC in a 2 minute bloody novice's match.
CROWN handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MELACNCHOLIO was savagely defeated by N. DORFIN in a 1 minute bloody novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  19 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  18 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 516 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BLUE SUEDE 5112            12   7  0  111 BLUE MOON (381)
BASHING ATTACK   HAMMER 1890                16  12  2   91 POWERS OF PAIN (203)
STRIKING ATTACK  TOP CAT 4928               13   5  1   76 ARENA FELINES (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    RASTILIN 4281               6   3  0   62 HEAVY METAL (388)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            16  11  0   59 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       AZURITA 5124                8   4  0   39 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE BARBARIAN 1889.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was XAMOT 4279.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOP CAT 4928, TRITAN 
2309, BLUE SUEDE 5112, HAMMER 1890, AZURITA 5124, RASTILIN 4281, CAT-FU 5180, R KAYIC 
5183, THE BARBARIAN 1889, and BLUE HAVEN 5087.

The least popular fighter this week was MELACNCHOLIO 5172.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROOT 5102, STEELE 5171, TUNA BREATH 5169, RYDIA 4282, CEMENT 
5100, FISTANDANTILOUS 4283, CROWN 5103, VINCENT 4341, COPY CAT 5151, and DENTINE 
5099.