DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/31/2005    Duedate: 06/13/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOP CAT
ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-4928) [14-5-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOP CAT                        POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (433)            
(9-4928) [14-5-1,97]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOP CAT                        PUSS
ARENA FELINES (433)            ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-4928) [14-5-1,97]           (9-5184) [1-0-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (433)         37
2. FANGS (469)                 12      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. LETTER BOMBS (436)           5      Unchartered Team
4. BLUE MOON (381)              1
5. POWERS OF PAIN (203)         0      FANGS (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*COVENANT ARMY (477)        6   4  1 60.0   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           9  6 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)      145 101 10 58.9   2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (433)       8  6 0
 3- 3 DSM4 (239)               363 288 26 55.8   3/ 5*FANGS (469)               7  8 1
 4/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)       102  96  8 51.5   4/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)        6  4 0
 5/ 5*FANGS (469)                7   8  1 46.7   5- 6 POWERS OF PAIN (203)      2  1 0
 6- 6 POWERS OF PAIN (203)      71  90 18 44.1   6- 2*COVENANT ARMY (477)       1  4 0
 7/ 7 BLUE MOON (381)          376 493  9 43.3   7- 7*HEAVY METAL (388)         1  4 0
 8- 8*HEAVY METAL (388)         16  27  0 37.2   8- 8 DSM4 (239)                0  3 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 516): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): DARK MAGICIAN of LET'S DUEL! (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): DOMITIAN of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): TERRIBLE TWO of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): SUCCOTASH of VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): THE BLOB of HORROR FILMS from ARUAK CITY (Garfield)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, 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  29 LAPUR (turn 501): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): MAGOG of DARQUE FORCES (Darque Forces, mgr.)
                   (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.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
                     (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Now, isn't that just LIKE a Karnhorn, to go stepping on my toes and trying to
scuff my shoes!  Shame on you, Hammer!

                                    Blue Suede

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ZUKAL!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
COVENANT ARMY, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 6th.  And let's see, 
INCISOR fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 21 points and contributed to FANGS' 
2-3-1.  DENTINE has lost to E. LECTER, falling 9 points, while helping make FANGS a 
2-3-1 turn.  We should ask TOP CAT about the thrill of victory, and what being the 
new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Blue Boar Inn?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOP CAT 4928                 14   5  1    97       ARENA FELINES (433)

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)
 BLUE SUEDE 5112              12   8  0    85       BLUE MOON (381)
-ANXIETY 4961                  9   1  2    77       DSM4 (239)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              17  11  0    62       BLUE MOON (381)
-RASTILIN 4281                 6   3  0    62       HEAVY METAL (388)
-TRITAN 2309                  10   5  3    58       POWERS OF PAIN (203)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZURITA 5124                  9   4  0    50       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-XAMOT 4279                    3   5  0    33       HEAVY METAL (388)
 E. LECTER 5158                2   0  0    30       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 CAT-FU 5180                   3   0  0    26       ARENA FELINES (433)
 COPY CAT 5151                 5   3  0    24       ARENA FELINES (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROWN 5103                    2   1  1    21       FANGS (469)
 INCISOR 5185                  1   0  0    21       FANGS (469)
-AGEE 5163                     2   0  0    18       COVENANT ARMY (477)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T. BONE 5181                  2   0  0    16       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 STEELE 5171                   2   1  0    16       BLUE MOON (381)
-RYDIA 4282                    3   6  0    15       HEAVY METAL (388)
 TUNA BREATH 5169              2   2  0    14       ARENA FELINES (433)
-VINCENT 4341                  1   4  0    11       HEAVY METAL (388)
 DENTINE 5099                  2   1  0    10       FANGS (469)
-ADINO 5162                    1   1  0    10       COVENANT ARMY (477)
 PUSS 5184                     1   0  0     9       ARENA FELINES (433)
 ENAMEL 5101                   2   1  0     7       FANGS (469)
-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)
 N. DORFIN 5175                1   1  0     4       LETTER BOMBS (436)
 R KAYIC 5183                  1   1  0     4       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-DODO 5160                     1   1  0     4       COVENANT ARMY (477)
 ROOT 5102                     0   3  0     3       FANGS (469)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MELANCCHOLIO 5172      0  3 0 BLUE MOON 381         CROWN 5103            517         
THE PRUSSIAN 5039     15 17 0 BLUE MOON 381         TOP CAT 4928          513 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rastilin -- It's an amazement to me that you can actually LIFT all that heavy metal.
And you just go around clank-clank-clank all the time, which is very ungraceful.  But
then, you're only half an elf, so you don't really UNDERSTAND graceful, do you?  But
you can learn. -- Azurita

Xamot -- Very few things disturb my calm, or I wouldn't be much of a haven, would I?
-- Blue Haven

Enamel -- On your fangs?  I will admit that this is a different approach to
preventing tooth decay, but still, your choice of colors--  (wincing) -- Steele

N. Dorfin -- I wish! -- Melanccholio

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!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

E. LECTER devastated DENTINE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
N. DORFIN was unbelievably bested by TUNA BREATH in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
BLUE SUEDE was subdued by TOP CAT in a action packed 1 minute bloody Title fight.
BLUE HAVEN bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 4 minute bloody one-sided fight.
AZURITA devastated COPY CAT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ENAMEL was bested by STEELE in a 1 minute amateur's match.
ROOT was overcome by PUSS in a action packed 2 minute beginner's fight.
CROWN slaughtered MELANCCHOLIO in a 1 minute uneven duel.
R KAYIC was overpowered by CAT-FU in a 1 minute uneven duel.
INCISOR overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  3      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  19 -  4      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 517 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         3 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TOP CAT 4928               14   5  1   97 ARENA FELINES (433)
WALL OF STEEL    BLUE SUEDE 5112            12   8  0   85 BLUE MOON (381)
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            17  11  0   62 BLUE MOON (381)
AIMED BLOW       AZURITA 5124                9   4  0   50 BLUE MOON (381)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOP CAT 4928.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PUSS 5184.  The ten other most popular fighters were TOP CAT 4928, N. DORFIN 
5175, AZURITA 5124, ROOT 5102, INCISOR 5185, E. LECTER 5158, TUNA BREATH 5169, BLUE 
HAVEN 5087, STEELE 5171, and CAT-FU 5180.

The least popular fighter this week was R KAYIC 5183.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MELANCCHOLIO 5172, COPY CAT 5151, DENTINE 5099, CROWN 5103, ENAMEL 
5101, BLUE SUEDE 5112, CAT-FU 5180, STEELE 5171, BLUE HAVEN 5087, and TUNA BREATH 
5169.