DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2005    Duedate: 11/28/2005

ZUKAL ARENA

DM-9    TURN-529

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLUE HAVEN
BLUE MOON (381)
(9-5087) [22-18-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLUE HAVEN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUE MOON (381)                
(9-5087) [22-18-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

COPY CAT                       COPY CAT
ARENA FELINES (433)            ARENA FELINES (433)
(9-5151) [15-5-0,89]           (9-5151) [15-5-0,89]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUE MOON (381)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LETTER BOMBS (436)          29
2. PHILANTHROPISTS (418)       17      ARENA FELINES (433)
3. BLUE MOON (381)             15      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH SQUAD (20)             0
5. ARENA FELINES (433)        -15      HOUSE OF HORROR (305)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (433)      179 108 13 62.4   1/ 1 BLUE MOON (381)           8  7 0
 2- 3 DEATH SQUAD (20)         641 538 69 54.4   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (433)       5  2 0
 3/ 4 LETTER BOMBS (436)       108 104  9 50.9   3/ 5 LETTER BOMBS (436)        3  4 1
 4/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     16  20  3 44.4   4- 3 DEATH SQUAD (20)          3  7 0
 5/ 5 BLUE MOON (381)          397 522  9 43.2   5/ 0 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)     2  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Between Zukal and Arvat:

     Doreg and Zrof rode for an hour, taking successively smaller and muddier roads,
trails, paths through the delta's marshy forest.
     "We could have made as good time on foot," the younger Bandit Prince muttered.
     "People would have followed us," Zrof One-Eye answered.  "Someone on foot is...
more accessible than a mounted man.  We'll be leaving our horses up ahead, though.
It really isn't riding territory," he agreed.
     The path looped around a large tree liberally decorated with hanging rags of--
Doreg squinted at them--with hanging rags.  Cloth.  Odd.  One might hang up rags to
dry after washing, but these were filthy.  He looked more closely as they rode past
the tree.  Most of them appeared to be bloodstained.  He began to wonder what kind of
place the arenamaster was taking him to.
     Then he sighed.  They were going in search of a Demon Prince; naturally it
wouldn't be safe.

Near Arvat:

     Spymaster Lovenar of Arvat walked back and forth along the water's edge and
could not find a clear way around.  He would have to wade, maybe even swim.  He broke
a slender sapling off near the ground, not as easy as he had expected, and used it to
probe the pool in front of him.  It just went in...and in...and in.  He couldn't feel
a bottom.
     This was not possible.  It was some kind of trick.  How could anything go from a
firm if muddy bank to bottomless water without a slope?  And if it DID, what might be
lurking there?
     He glowered at the tower on the other side of the pool.  This was wizard's work.
Some kind of defense.  Probably illusion.  He should just step forward confidently.
Yes, that's what he should do, a confident step forward.  Not a problem.  Just
step....
     He could not make his feet move.  It wasn't that they were frozen to the spot,
he could step BACK just fine.  But he could not force himself to go forward.
     And now that he thought about it, why should he want to go forward?  What was
there in an abandoned tower to draw his interest?  He squinted at it.  Now that he
looked more closely, he could see that it was not, as he had at first thought, stone;
it was wood, and decaying wood at that.  Probably some swamp-harvester's shelter.  It
didn't look so much like a tower at all on closer examination.  Really, it would be a
waste of his time to go over there.  What was he thinking?
     With a shrug equally compounded of puzzlement and exasperation, Spymaster
Lovenar turned and forced his way down the narrow path which would take him back to
Arvat.

     The Obsidian Golem stood no more than three yards from Lovenar's position on the
edge of the water and watched the spymaster hesitate and finally turn away.  It was a
puzzle; why should the man come here and then leave?  But humans were endlessly
puzzling.  Once it was sure the spymaster had left, the golem turned back to the
tower.  This was its goal.  What Arenamistress Sugar wanted it to do here was unknown
as yet, but HERE was where it had been directed to go.  With a shrug of its massive,
dark-gleaming shoulders, it stepped forward into the water.

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): DING HAO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BITTER VETCH of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): WEST COAST WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): DARKENED PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, 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 E. LECTER win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, PAGANINNI beat 
TRUE BLUE and TRUE BLUE lost 7 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as BLUE HAVEN 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?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, STEELE was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.   
     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.  And what a stunning loss we have here, 
boys and girls, STEELE of BLUE MOON has added the final loss to his 8-6-0.  Tee hee!  
Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless 
cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the ZUKAL arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE HAVEN 5087              22  18  0   103       BLUE MOON (381)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUSS 5184                    11   0  2   106       ARENA FELINES (433)
-DEATH 3500                   20  16  4    95       DEATH SQUAD (20)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COPY CAT 5151                15   5  0    89       ARENA FELINES (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT-FU 5180                   7   1  0    65       ARENA FELINES (433)
 E. LECTER 5158                4   1  1    58       LETTER BOMBS (436)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KEPLER 4552                   4   4  0    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 PAGANINNI 4780                4   0  0    45       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 ZANADU 4781                   2   2  1    40       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUE SHREW 5234               4   0  0    26       BLUE MOON (381)
-MAINE COON 5202               3   2  0    24       ARENA FELINES (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRUE BLUE 5203                4   3  0    20       BLUE MOON (381)
 D. RAIL 5227                  2   0  0    20       LETTER BOMBS (436)
-FATALITY 5207                 4   1  1    19       DEATH SQUAD (20)
-RETRIBUTION 5206              2   3  1    18       DEATH SQUAD (20)
-BEETHOVEN 4555                3   5  1    15       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
-SLAUGHTER HOUSE 5205          2   3  0     9       DEATH SQUAD (20)
-QUETZALCOATL 5168             1   1  1     7       PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
 ZULOR 5235                    1   3  0     6       BLUE MOON (381)
-HEART STOPPER 5237            0   1  0     1       DEATH SQUAD (20)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STEELE 5171            8  7 0 BLUE MOON 381         E. LECTER 5158        529         
AZURITA 5124           9 12 0 BLUE MOON 381         PUSS 5184             525 NOT REVE
BLUETTE 5211           1  1 0 BLUE MOON 381         GUILLOTINE 5204       525 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Puss -- I wish you'd wear boots.  Those claws...they give me a shiver every time I
see 'em. -- Blue Haven

Dammit, that Dangerous Criminal is, well, dangerous!  His "lightning quick assaults"
and all. -- True Blue

What, we're so hard up for an Osksi Noble that we have to use a golem?  And it fought
like a golem, too, like a target dummy. -- Steele

Retribution -- If you WILL insist on that, how about if I get a chance to do some
good sinning first?  Meet me out behind the arena at sunset? -- Zulor, ever hopeful

Heart Stopper -- Just make sure it isn't YOURS, or, of course, MINE. -- Blue Shrew

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

E. LECTER butchered STEELE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
COPY CAT was viciously subdued by BLUE HAVEN in a 7 minute expert's Title battle.
PAGANINNI vanquished TRUE BLUE in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
ZANADU overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZULOR was devastated by D. RAIL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BLUE SHREW devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   7 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |

Turn 529 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BLUE HAVEN 5087            22  18  0  103 BLUE MOON (381)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    COPY CAT 5151              15   5  0   89 ARENA FELINES (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   E. LECTER 5158              4   1  1   58 LETTER BOMBS (436)
PARRY-STRIKE     PAGANINNI 4780              4   0  0   45 PHILANTHROPISTS (418)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is COPY CAT 5151.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was COPY CAT 5151.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLUE HAVEN 5087, 
PAGANINNI 4780, E. LECTER 5158, BLUE SHREW 5234, STEELE 5171, ZANADU 4781, D. RAIL 
5227, TRUE BLUE 5203, ZULOR 5235, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZULOR 5235.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TRUE BLUE 5203, D. RAIL 5227, ZANADU 4781, STEELE 5171, BLUE SHREW 
5234, E. LECTER 5158, PAGANINNI 4780, BLUE HAVEN 5087, COPY CAT 5151, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

COPY CAT (9-5151) ARENA FELINES (433)