DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2004    Duedate: 09/07/2004

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WOODWALKER
GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4433) [15-29-1,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LITTLE CURRENT                 WILL ING
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             FUNKY FOLK (466)
(15-4371) [25-24-3,110]        (15-4627) [0-1-0,2]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LITTLE CURRENT                 WOODWALKER
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-4371) [25-24-3,110]        (15-4433) [15-29-1,99]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TRIPLE CROWN (382)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GREENWARDENS (244)          30
2. STARBASE 5 (263)            28      TRIPLE CROWN (382)
3. FUNKY FOLK (466)            26      Unchartered Team
4. POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)   0
5. TRIPLE CROWN (382)         -37      FUNKY FOLK (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  27  17  0 61.4   1/ 1 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        8  4 1
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       278 229 16 54.8   2/ 2 GREENWARDENS (244)        8  7 0
 3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          23  20  1 53.5   3/ 3 STARBASE 5 (263)          2  2 0
 4/ 4 GREENWARDENS (244)       335 448  8 42.8   4/ 0*FUNKY FOLK (466)          0  4 0
 5/ 0*FUNKY FOLK (466)           0   4  0  0.0   5- 4 POLITICALY INCORRE (461)  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 498): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): OBSIDIAN of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): WANDERING MONSTERS (Dungeonmaster, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
                (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out MALCORN to see 
what's new.  MVP award for BATTERY?  STARBASE 5's proud of him after beating STALKING 
HORSE and getting 17 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  WOODEN ARROW's match with 
PHANTOM LORD cost him a loss of 14 points!  And I was just getting used to the 
ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome WOODWALKER.  Aren't GREENWARDENS 
proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine hours 
sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  POLITICALY INCORRECT was MALCORN's most avoided team. 
Is there some award for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are TRIPLE CROWN?  
POLITICALY INCORRECT, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to 
accept an invitation!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Its been 
really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODWALKER 4433              15  29  1    99       GREENWARDENS (244)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE CURRENT 4371          25  24  3   110       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
-THE GOVERNATOR 4578          10   3  0   100       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL E. TEE 4608               7   2  0    69       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREENGROVE 4612               9   4  0    61       GREENWARDENS (244)
-RONNIE RAY GUN 4574           9   2  0    59       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATTERY 2293                  7   3  0    54       STARBASE 5 (263)
 STALKING HORSE 4569          10  21  1    52       GREENWARDENS (244)
 CHARISMATIC 4607              9   5  0    48       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MORTIKHAN 2294                6   6  1    41       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHANTOM LORD 4613             4   3  0    29       STARBASE 5 (263)
-DUBYA 4599                    2   2  0    24       POLITICALY INCORRECT (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALLING RAIN 4631             2   0  0    22       GREENWARDENS (244)
-FOREVER 2540                  4   1  0    21       STARBASE 5 (263)
 WOODEN ARROW 4619             4   2  0    16       GREENWARDENS (244)
 WILL ING 4627                 0   1  0     2       FUNKY FOLK (466)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MAY HEM 4630           0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 466        ARENAMASTER LANDO 456 493 NONE    
JOE 4628               0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 466        STONE GOLEM 459       493 NONE    
BIG JAKE 4629          0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 466        WURM KIN 460          493 NONE    
STORMCLOUD 4379       17 34 0 GREENWARDENS 244      LITTLE CURRENT 4371   491         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Little Current -- Yes?  Where DO you bathe, then?  I want to avoid that bathhouse for
sure. -- Woodwalker
P.S.  Join me tomorrow evening to take some of those loudmouthed fans down a dark
alley and explain a few things to them?

Charismatic -- I see it all now, so clearly!  My task is to scare skills out of the
brush so OTHER gladiators can nab them.  A humble job, but my own. -- Stalking Horse
P.S.  We also serve who only stand and teach.

A Karnhorn spy!  I KNEW they were up to something!  I said so to Jorja--"The
Karnhorns are up to something," I said.  She didn't believe me--I can tell, no matter
how often she smiles and says she'll "look into it right away"--but the Karnhorns are
NOT about to settle down and live at peace with their neighbors, which is to say,
with us.  There are dark plots afoot!  Now that I've subdued this spy, let's take him
down into a cellar (the alleys are too crowded) and question him! -- Greengrove,
looking for accomplices, er, allies....

Phantom Lord -- Hmm, your manager must really hate you. -- Wooden Arrow
P.S.  Re:  the weapon.
P.P.S.  For a phantom, you're tough.

The Embezzling Scribe isn't a Karnhorn, but he might EASILY be in their pay!  After
all, if he was not over-fond of money, he wouldn't have embezzled, would he?  But
he's such a helpless type, I'm sure he'd respond to a gentle approach.  Sympathetic
and understanding.  We should try asking him to help us with our inquiries into the
Karnhorn plot. -- Falling Rain

Mortikhan -- This is terribly exciting!  Tell me more. -- Wooden Arrow
P.S.  I do lots of plain walking; the woods around here are no place for horses.
P.P.S.  Actually, I have no idea what you're talking about.  Very mysterious.

Lil E. Tee -- Yeah. -- Greengrove

Ta Di Ta, Master of Kung Fu -- Of COURSE I develop my strength of body!  That's what
gladiating is ABOUT.  Cheese, some people just don't have a clue. -- Woodwalker

Congratulations to the graduating Ruthless. -- All the Greenwardens

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAY HEM was butchered by ARENAMASTER LANDON in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JOE was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BIG JAKE was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
RUTHLESS slimly lost to WOODWALKER in a popular 2 minute gory master's Title brawl.
LITTLE CURRENT subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
CHARISMATIC was savagely defeated by GREENGROVE in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
LIL E. TEE devastated MORTIKHAN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BATTERY handily defeated STALKING HORSE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
WOODEN ARROW lost to PHANTOM LORD in a 1 minute duel.
FALLING RAIN defeated WILL ING in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  16 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  18 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 493 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LITTLE CURRENT 4371        25  24  3  110 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   GREENGROVE 4612             9   4  0   61 GREENWARDENS (244)
WALL OF STEEL    BATTERY 2293                7   3  0   54 STARBASE 5 (263)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607            9   5  0   48 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 WOODWALKER 4433.  The ten other most popular fighters were GREENGROVE 4612, 
WILL ING 4627, JOE 4628, LITTLE CURRENT 4371, FALLING RAIN 4631, LIL E. TEE 4608, 
BATTERY 2293, PHANTOM LORD 4613, WOODEN ARROW 4619, and MAY HEM 4630.

The least popular fighter this week was STALKING HORSE 4569.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MORTIKHAN 2294, CHARISMATIC 4607, BIG JAKE 4629, MAY HEM 4630, 
WOODEN ARROW 4619, PHANTOM LORD 4613, BATTERY 2293, LIL E. TEE 4608, FALLING RAIN 
4631, and LITTLE CURRENT 4371.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

RUTHLESS (15-4591) TRIPLE CROWN (382)