DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2004    Duedate: 07/27/2004

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUTHLESS
TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4591) [13-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUTHLESS                       POSITION IS EMPTY
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             
(15-4591) [13-5-0,108]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITTLE CURRENT                 LITTLE CURRENT
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             TRIPLE CROWN (382)
(15-4371) [22-24-2,103]        (15-4371) [22-24-2,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          15
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            15POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
3. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)  10      Unchartered Team
4. GREENWARDENS (244)         -11
                                       INFIRMARY ALLSTARS (403)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  27  16  0 62.8   1/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        9  0 0
 2/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       270 225 15 54.5   2/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        6  9 0
 3/ 4 STARBASE 5 (263)          21  18  1 53.8   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          3  5 0
 4/ 5 GREENWARDENS (244)       327 441  8 42.6   4/ 4 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  2  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 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  MALCORN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Like, GREENWARDENS 
had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by TRIPLE CROWN!  Way to go 
TRIPLE CROWN!  MVP award for THE GOVERNATOR?  POLITICALY INCORRECT's proud of him 
after beating WOODWALKER and getting 10 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  WOODEN 
ARROW's match with MORTIKHAN cost him a loss of 8 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think RUTHLESS should let STORMCLOUD be Duelmaster for 
a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said MALCORN's 
Duelmaster was paying for drinks at Drake's Barbecue?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  TRIPLE CROWN was MALCORN's most avoided team.  Is 
there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are STARBASE 5?  TRIPLE 
CROWN, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!  Can POLITICALY INCORRECT's THE GOVERNATOR be more popular than me?  He 
was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All MALCORN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  MALCORN is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUTHLESS 4591                13   5  0   108       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          22  24  2   103       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 THE GOVERNATOR 4578          10   2  0   102       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMCLOUD 4379              17  33  0    85       GREENWARDENS (244)
 WOODWALKER 4433              14  27  1    82       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           9   2  0    59       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
 GREENGROVE 4612               7   3  0    57       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607              8   3  0    53       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 STALKING HORSE 4569           9  19  1    47       GREENWARDENS (244)
 MORTIKHAN 2294                6   5  1    46       STARBASE 5 (263)
-LIL E. TEE 4608               5   2  0    41       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-BATTERY 2293                  6   3  0    37       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODEN ARROW 4619             2   1  0    22       GREENWARDENS (244)
-FOREVER 2540                  4   1  0    21       STARBASE 5 (263)
 PHANTOM LORD 4613             3   2  0    14       STARBASE 5 (263)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Governator -- Who said you could have rippling muscles?  I think that's an unfair
advantage.  *I* don't have rippling muscles, after all! -- Stormcloud

Ruthless -- No question where you got your name.  Ouch. -- Woodwalker

The Userous Merchant?  Pah! -- Greengrove

Forever -- It being clear today, I could see you, and when I can see you, I can hit
you. -- Stalking Horse

Phantom Lord -- I was just, um, burying you in the sand to make you more visible.
Yeah, that's it.  More visible. -- Wooden Arrow

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE GOVERNATOR devastated WOODWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RUTHLESS won victory over STORMCLOUD in a 2 minute expert's Title battle.
LITTLE CURRENT savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute expert's fight.
STALKING HORSE was defeated by CHARISMATIC in a exciting 3 minute fight.
MORTIKHAN devastated WOODEN ARROW in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
GREENGROVE overpowered KARNHORN SPY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PHANTOM LORD bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW         5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  11 -  1      66  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  26 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 490 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    RUTHLESS 4591              13   5  0  108 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   THE GOVERNATOR 4578        10   2  0  102 POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607            8   3  0   53 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LITTLE CURRENT 4371.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was LITTLE CURRENT 4371.  The ten other most popular fighters were STALKING 
HORSE 4569, STORMCLOUD 4379, RUTHLESS 4591, THE GOVERNATOR 4578, GREENGROVE 4612, 
CHARISMATIC 4607, MORTIKHAN 2294, PHANTOM LORD 4613, WOODWALKER 4433, and WOODEN 
ARROW 4619.

The least popular fighter this week was WOODEN ARROW 4619.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WOODWALKER 4433, PHANTOM LORD 4613, MORTIKHAN 2294, CHARISMATIC 
4607, GREENGROVE 4612, THE GOVERNATOR 4578, RUTHLESS 4591, STORMCLOUD 4379, STALKING 
HORSE 4569, and LITTLE CURRENT 4371.