DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/01/2004    Duedate: 05/14/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CALIAPHUS
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
(16-5159) [19-7-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CALIAPHUS                      THUNDEGORER
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         DEATH MOOSE ARMADA (552)
(16-5159) [19-7-0,102]         (16-5309) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMBROSIUS                      PEACH NUTT
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5158) [15-11-0,88]         (16-5298) [10-9-2,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YAMABUSHI (432)             25
2. THUNDER CLAP (543)          14      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         13      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH MOOSE ARMADA (552)    10
5. BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)       1      DEATH MOOSE ARMADA (552)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEATH MOOSE ARMADA (552)   1   0  0  100   1/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      10  5 0
 2- 1*FORCES OF EVIL (557)      13   7  0 65.0   2- 1 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     7  3 0
 3/ 2 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    64  38  4 62.7   3/ 4 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    5  4 0
 4- 3 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     85  63  2 57.4   4- 3*FORCES OF EVIL (557)      2  1 0
 5- 4*MARGANA MAET (463)         7   6  0 53.8   5/ 7 YAMABUSHI (432)           2  4 1
 6/ 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           86 104 10 45.3   6/ 8 THUNDER CLAP (543)        2  7 0
 7- 7 LUST MUPPETS (188)        63  79  0 44.4   7/ 0*DEATH MOOSE ARMADA (552)  1  0 0
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      354 530 14 40.0   8- 5*MARGANA MAET (463)        1  4 0
 9/ 9 THUNDER CLAP (543)        23  37  1 38.3   9- 6 LUST MUPPETS (188)        0  2 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 490): B. TRAYOR of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): TYI VELWIC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): KREWKUT SAUSAGE of LINCOLNSHIRE from DAL SHANG (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 490): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 484): SACRILEGIOUS MEAT (Klep, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 481): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 470): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 461): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): THE FAMILY (Don John, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 215): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 196): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 328): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 374): BLACKEST PRIDE (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): FLADRAKEEN OOSCH of TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
               (turn 487): KNOTHEAD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
                           HOFFA'S BANE of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
                           MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 482): TIBERIOUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 239): POPPY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 469): LOCKED IN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 467): KEOKOTAH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 195): NASSE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 348): NAKHA ADIASO of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
                (turn 144): LEE of GODDESSES (LHI, mgr.)
                            GAI-JIN of RISING SUN (Spawn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in WILLAF this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
WYLDERNESS WYLD is pushed out of top team by PUNNY AMINALS, who came from 2nd with a 
3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, YUSHIMO fought O. PUN PLEEZJ and gained 24 points 
and contributed to YAMABUSHI's 1-1-0.  ANYA has lost to KUNG-FU MASTER, falling 14 
points, while helping make BLACKHEART'S AXE a 2-1-0 turn.  Due to his absence and 
inability to defend the throne, ANTEZEL has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And all 
eyes were on CALIAPHUS this turn as he ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  WILLAF 
has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable 
sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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.  Always good to rest in WILLAF, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALIAPHUS 5159               19   7  0   102       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RACECAR 4517                  7   2  0   123       MARGANA MAET (463)
-PYOA 5090                    13   5  0    97       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMBROSIUS 5158               15  11  0    88       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 ANYA 5160                    13  13  1    73       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
-GRIZZ 5218                   12   3  0    68       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-ELESAURIS 5200                9   6  0    68       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POR Q. PINE 5149             11   2  0    65       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-SHOCHU 4912                   7   5  2    63       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ORAN JI 5299                 10   9  1    62       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 YUSHIMO 5101                 10  10  1    62       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           10  26  0    56       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              10   9  2    55       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259           9   9  0    52       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 HECK S'NUTT 5337              7   9  0    52       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEPHISKAPHELES 5361           4   1  0    46       FORCES OF EVIL (557)
-MOOT 5075                    10   3  0    45       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-KUROME 5342                   6   6  2    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
-PESTILENCE 5376               4   0  0    44       FORCES OF EVIL (557)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVRON 5231                   6   6  0    33       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-FACE PLANT 5368               2   2  0    28       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 MURDOX 5228                   6   6  0    27       THUNDER CLAP (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE DIPPER 5422            3   1  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MALVO 5371                    3   2  0    22       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-TONIUS 5229                   3   8  1    19       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-BENMAR 5227                   3   9  0    18       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-BUNKO 5369                    2   2  0    10       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 THUNDEGORER 5309              1   0  0    10       DEATH MOOSE ARMADA (552)
 HAJIMARI 5425                 0   1  0     1       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KYSER SOZE 5394        3  1 0 FORCES OF EVIL 557    SHOCHU 4912           484         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All; Forces of Evil -- If not for the Arenamaster's insane notions of matching up 
such outrageously unbalanced fights between warriors such as Shochu (with 53 points, 
11 FE) and Kyser Soze (with 29 points, 3 FE), then perhaps Kyser would still be alive 
to fight another day.  It is an unfortunate occurrance that a killing like this has 
taken place, but the blame for it lands squarely on the shoulders of the DMs (RSI's 
Arenamasters), and not on the Yamabushi.

     Actually, the arenamaster is not in that loop, but your point is well taken.  At
     this time, the only defense against such mis-matches is to issue challenges and
     avoids.

Kurome -- Son, it was a bad match for you, but I make up for it.  My experience may 
not give me a winning record, but it makes me a great teacher, doesn't it? -- O. Pun 
Pleezj

Por Q. Pine -- You know, I'm not really thrilled by fights like that.  But it did, as 
they say, get me the "scummed sympathy vote," so I suppose that's something. -- Oran 
Ji

Grizz -- I hate that back-and-forth stuff.  You know, she shifts to the left,  she 
shifts to the right, she shifts to the left, she shifts....  Makes me dizzy. -- Peach 
Nutt

Tonius -- Wow, with a record like that, you should be on OUR team. -- Little Dipper
P.S.  Even with a record like, why did you lose?  Not that I mind, but you've got a 
lot more experience than I do.
P.P.S.  And why didn't you teach me more?  Two skills?  Piffling.

Benmar -- Some days the handicapper just screws you on the random matches, doesn't 
he?  Probably an Andorian. -- Heck S'Nutt
P.S.  Wear more armor!  Cheese.

8 April 2004
CLICK (KLK) -- Remember, you asked for it.  Chaos is coming....

14 April 2004
CHAOS Inc. proudly announces our newest member, Silver Stroke.  He becomes the
seventh brother of Chaos.  We shall indeed be better for his joining.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CALIAPHUS devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ANYA lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute battle.
AMBROSIUS handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided match.
O. PUN PLEEZJ was devastated by YUSHIMO in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
ORAN JI demolished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome mismatched competition.
HECK S'NUTT overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
PEACH NUTT devastated MALVO in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
LITTLE DIPPER lost to NEVRON in a 2 minute beginner vs. expert duel.
MURDOX overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THUNDEGORER overpowered HAJIMARI 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|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  17 -  0      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  25 -  3      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  22 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  11 -  2      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  22 -  0      35  |

Turn 485 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CALIAPHUS 5159             19   7  0  102 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
PARRY-LUNGE      AMBROSIUS 5158             15  11  0   88 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
WALL OF STEEL    ORAN JI 5299               10   9  1   62 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            10   9  2   55 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AMBROSIUS 5158.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEACH NUTT 5298.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMBROSIUS 5158, LITTLE 
DIPPER 5422, YUSHIMO 5101, ORAN JI 5299, HECK S'NUTT 5337, CALIAPHUS 5159, NEVRON 
5231, MURDOX 5228, THUNDEGORER 5309, and ANYA 5160.

The least popular fighter this week was HAJIMARI 5425.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, MALVO 5371, ANYA 5160, THUNDEGORER 5309, MURDOX 
5228, NEVRON 5231, CALIAPHUS 5159, HECK S'NUTT 5337, ORAN JI 5299, and YUSHIMO 5101.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CALIAPHUS (16-5159) BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

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

MANAGER TC'S (16-4885) IT'S JUST WRONG (511)
ANTEZEL (16-4988) WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)