DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/26/2005    Duedate: 02/08/2005

MALCORN ARENA

DM-15    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BATTERY
STARBASE 5 (263)
(15-2293) [13-3-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BATTERY                        POSITION IS EMPTY
STARBASE 5 (263)               
(15-2293) [13-3-0,102]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CITATION                       WOODEN ARROW
TRIPLE CROWN (382)             GREENWARDENS (244)
(15-3925) [16-13-0,99]         (15-4619) [10-5-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GREENWARDENS (244)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TRIPLE CROWN (382)          24
2. GREENWARDENS (244)          18      STARBASE 5 (263)
3. KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)       15      Unchartered Team
4. DARK CREATION (471)          0
5. STARBASE 5 (263)           -12      DARK CREATION (471)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 STARBASE 5 (263)          38  31  1 55.1   1/ 1 GREENWARDENS (244)        7  8 0
 2/ 2 TRIPLE CROWN (382)       286 235 16 54.9   2/ 3 TRIPLE CROWN (382)        6  2 0
 3/ 0 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)     60  69  4 46.5   3/ 2 STARBASE 5 (263)          5  6 0
 4/ 3 GREENWARDENS (244)       358 470  8 43.2   4- 0*DARK CREATION (471)       2  3 0
 5/ 0*DARK CREATION (471)        2   3  0 40.0   5/ 0 KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)     1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, 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 WOODEN ARROW?  GREENWARDENS' proud of him after beating 
FOREVER and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  FOREVER's match with 
WOODEN ARROW cost him a loss of 11 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the 
most popular guy in all MALCORN.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about 
proposals?) Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think BATTERY should 
let KUNG-FU MASTER be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Who was the 
wiseguy that said MALCORN's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Victory Tavern?  
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?  See if I ever talk to LIL E. TEE again!  STALKING 
HORSE was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  Is this how TRIPLE CROWN advances, 
by having their members (LIL E. TEE) fight people that are really below them 
(STALKING HORSE)?  People were asking me did MORTIKHAN REALLY challenge CITATION?  
(all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, 
or anything, but CITATION wants me to write about it since he overcame MORTIKHAN.  
Satisfied?   
     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?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  MALCORN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BATTERY 2293                 13   3  0   102       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CITATION 3925                16  13  0    99       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 LIL E. TEE 4608              10   4  0    91       TRIPLE CROWN (382)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTWYN 891                 15  14  2    73       KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)
 STALKING HORSE 4569          14  26  1    69       GREENWARDENS (244)
 MORTIKHAN 2294               11   9  1    67       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOODEN ARROW 4619            10   5  0    59       GREENWARDENS (244)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARISMATIC 4607             12   8  0    56       TRIPLE CROWN (382)
 MAYFLOWER 4649                5   2  0    54       GREENWARDENS (244)
 GREENGROVE 4612              11  11  0    44       GREENWARDENS (244)
 OAKLEAF 4651                  4   2  0    44       GREENWARDENS (244)
 FOREVER 2540                  7   3  0    35       STARBASE 5 (263)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RED STORM 986                 6   6  0    30       KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STASHEFF 1112                 3   3  0    23       KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)
-PUTRID CORPSE 4665            1   0  0    21       DARK CREATION (471)
-XANE REAVER 4666              1   0  0    13       DARK CREATION (471)
-MR. PISTON 1095               1   2  0    10       KAMAKAZI HITMEN (116)
-AARON SLAYSONG 4664           0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)
-ARKANE SLAYBACK 4662          0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)
-FLESH GOLEM 4663              0   1  0     1       DARK CREATION (471)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I would like to apologize for not filling the DM Column.  I had two entries,
and both failed to appear.  They were quite long, so instead of re-rewriting it, I
will let Battery summarize both stories briefly. -- Zeus

City of Malcorn -- It is I, a stranger to your land, your Duelmaster for a while,
Battery, wanting to talk with you and share some important facts that we feel you
should be aware of.  By now, some of you figured out that we at Starbase 5, aren't
your ordinary run of the mill warriors.  We are Cyborgs.  Yes, you heard me
correctly....  We have a ship, Starbase One orbiting your planet as we speak.  I just
received my new objective and I plan to meet it.  We travel space and time seeking
many planets, doing research and scientific experiments.  Even known to "disguise"
ourselves and take part in gladiatorial combat.  We have been called shape shifters
by some.  After all, I look, feel and act like a Shewish Giant, albeit a small one,
but none the less, a Shew.  Anyway, I hope this sheds some light on the subject for
you, but because of lack of details, I will entertain questions.  In closing, I would
like to add, that it is an honor to be Duelmaster in this magnificent City of
Malcorn. -- Battery
P.S.  Oh yea, one more thing.  We never really die....  Just ask Phantom Lord, or is
it Eclipso?

Lil E. Tee -- Super Charged huh?  What rumors have you heard? -- Battery *smiling*

Citation -- Where did you come from?  Have we met before? -- Mortikhan
P.S. Nicely done.

Bandit Prince -- Ha!  you almost collapsed from exhaustion!  I bet that scimitar felt
like a ton of bricks, you should've seen the look on your face! -- "ghost" of Phantom
Lord

Mayflower -- Why thank you, my dear!  You're not half bad for a Shew.  As for your
size, some of the best warriors are small Shews, just ask Battery. -- "Ghost" of
Phantom Lord

Charismatic -- No, fighting you just felt like it. -- Forever

Lil E. Tee -- Drat.  Run down and kicked by a horse in a tender location, will I ever
live that down? -- Stalking Horse, to whom such things shouldn't happen

Okay, you guys, the Karnhorns are sending spies again.  What are we going to do about
it? -- Oakleaf

Why are they always sending dangerous criminals into the arena?  Surely there are
some harmless ones around! -- Wooden Arrow

I agree.  Send us the white-collar wimps. -- Greengrove

*I* didn't mind. -- Mayflower
P.S.  Of course, he was TIRED by the time he got to me.

Forever -- Well, I guess you answered my question.  Eighteen minutes may not be
forever, but 19 may as well be. -- Charismatic, yet winded

Zeus -- Sorry I didn't answer your question here, though I did in Kolact.  But you
already know that thanks to Jorja. -- Sultan

Teaching Horse, er...I mean...Stalking Horse -- Fourteen skills taught to me in four
fights will get you a second challenge in a row every time.  I promise I won't come
after you a third time (in a row, that is).  Thanks a bunch. -- Lil E. Tee

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORTIKHAN was devastated by CITATION in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LIL E. TEE vanquished STALKING HORSE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
CHARISMATIC subdued OAKLEAF in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
BATTERY vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
NIGHTWYN overpowered GREENGROVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
FOREVER was devastated by WOODEN ARROW in a 2 minute gory uneven brawl.
MAYFLOWER bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 502 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         5  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BATTERY 2293               13   3  0  102 STARBASE 5 (263)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CITATION 3925              16  13  0   99 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
BASHING ATTACK   MORTIKHAN 2294             11   9  1   67 STARBASE 5 (263)
AIMED BLOW       WOODEN ARROW 4619          10   5  0   59 GREENWARDENS (244)
TOTAL PARRY      CHARISMATIC 4607           12   8  0   56 TRIPLE CROWN (382)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CITATION 3925.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WOODEN ARROW 4619.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAYFLOWER 4649, 
CITATION 3925, LIL E. TEE 4608, OAKLEAF 4651, BATTERY 2293, NIGHTWYN 891, CHARISMATIC 
4607, MORTIKHAN 2294, STALKING HORSE 4569, and GREENGROVE 4612.

The least popular fighter this week was FOREVER 2540.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GREENGROVE 4612, STALKING HORSE 4569, MORTIKHAN 2294, CHARISMATIC 4607, 
NIGHTWYN 891, BATTERY 2293, OAKLEAF 4651, LIL E. TEE 4608, CITATION 3925, and 
MAYFLOWER 4649.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THUNDER GULCH 3924 (73-46-0)           6  3  0         TRIPLE CROWN         
SUDDEN 3534 (97-41-3)                  1  4  0         DEATH                
SENGIR VAMPIRE 2872 (42-32-1)          0  5  0         WENSINWASIN          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
UNBRIDLED 3923 (53-40-1)               0  3  0         TRIPLE CROWN         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MAN O' WAR 4517 (27-17-1)              0  3  0         TRIPLE CROWN         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUTHLESS 4591 (21-10-0)                3  3  0         TRIPLE CROWN         
EM 3737 (21-30-0)                      0  3  0         LORDS OF DARKNESS    

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BATTERY 2293 (12-3-0)                  4  3  0         STARBASE 5           
GHOST SHRIMP 4472 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         LITTLE EVIL SHRIMP   

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BLACKWIND 2518 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         STARBASE 5           

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RADDISON 4653 (0-0-0)                  3  3  1         BLITZKREIG           
DARWIN 4606 (2-2-0)                    2  3  0         BACK TO REALITY      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEXTER 4637 (0-0-0)                    2  1  0  DEAD   WENSINWASIN Y.B.