DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/12/2004    Duedate: 06/25/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SLOTHIS
MINOTAURS (152)
(16-3041) [26-10-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SLOTHIS                        GEORDI LAFROG
MINOTAURS (152)                STAR DRECK TNG (562)
(16-3041) [26-10-0,113]        (16-5451) [1-0-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMBROSIUS                      DYNAMIQUE
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         MINOTAURS (152)
(16-5158) [16-13-0,99]         (16-3353) [2-2-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STAR DRECK TNG (562)        28
2. THUNDER CLAP (543)          24      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         23      Unchartered Team
4. BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)       3
5. YAMABUSHI (432)              0      STAR DRECK TNG (562)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*STAR DRECK TNG (562)       2   0  0  100   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 1
 2/ 1 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    68  40  4 63.0   2- 3 LUST MUPPETS (188)        5  0 1
 3- 2 MARGANA MAET (463)         8   6  0 57.1   3/ 4 THUNDER CLAP (543)        5  1 0
 4- 3 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     86  65  2 57.0   4/ 2 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    4  2 0
 5/ 0 MINOTAURS (152)          143 137 20 51.1   5/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  3 1
 6- 4 LUST MUPPETS (188)        68  79  1 46.3   6/ 0*STAR DRECK TNG (562)      2  0 0
 7/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)           89 107 11 45.4   7/ 0 MINOTAURS (152)           2  3 0
 8/ 6 THUNDER CLAP (543)        28  38  1 42.4   8- 6 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    1  0 1
 9/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      361 538 15 40.2   9- 7 MARGANA MAET (463)        1  0 0
10- 8 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    11  40  5 21.6  10- 8 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     1  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 493): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 487): THE GOVERNATOR of POLITICALY INCORRECT (The Dark One)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 487): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 484): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 476): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): VILI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 473): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 471): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 464): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 427): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 352): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 332): TRENT LOTT of DEATH BY STUPIDITY (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 377): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 493): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 487): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 487): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): none
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 484): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 476): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 240): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 473): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 471): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 464): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 427): THE CLASSICS (Unforgiven, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 211): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 198): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 352): GENERAL SURGERY (Darkfist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 332): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 147): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 375): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 491): JOSTLING JAGUAR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           TILLOUISA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 490): THE TICK of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           BARRY of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
                           PHANTAST of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 486): BIRDSONG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 486): ANYA of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 485): TORLYN UNA of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (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 426): SKYWISE of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 351): ANDREW of ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): KASENKO of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, WILLAF?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see MALVO win a fight and gain 18 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GEORDI LAFROG beat 
DYNAMIQUE and DYNAMIQUE lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with 
the old, in with the new, as SLOTHIS takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the 
old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Welcome Wench, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From WILLAF's trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  WILLAF, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  WYLDERNESS WYLD the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like YAMABUSHI avoided them the 
most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Well, SHOCHU, I guess FORCES OF EVIL stable was just 
too chicken to bloodfeud you over KYSER SOZE.  I guess cowardice is part of managing 
a team.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is developing 
these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in WILLAF to get a drink than The Welcome 
Wench!  Any suggestions?  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                  
 SLOTHIS 3041                 26  10  0   113       MINOTAURS (152)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RACECAR 4517                  8   2  0   130       MARGANA MAET (463)
 AMBROSIUS 5158               16  13  0    99       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
 MAILSTAR 3155                 9  12  3    96       MINOTAURS (152)
-PYOA 5090                    13   6  0    91       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELESAURIS 5200               10   6  0    78       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 SHOCHU 4912                   9   6  2    74       YAMABUSHI (432)
-GRIZZ 5218                   12   3  0    68       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 YUSHIMO 5101                 11  11  2    67       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259          10   9  0    66       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              12  10  2    61       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           11  28  0    61       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-POR Q. PINE 5149             11   3  0    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ORAN JI 5299                 11  11  1    55       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-MOOT 5075                    11   3  0    54       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 JORDAN 3214                   8   5  3    48       MINOTAURS (152)
 MALVO 5371                    5   2  0    47       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-KUROME 5342                   6   6  2    45       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TONIUS 5229                   5   8  1    39       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-FACE PLANT 5368               3   2  0    38       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-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)
-BUNKO 5369                    3   2  1    33       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 LITTLE DIPPER 5422            5   2  1    32       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MURDOX 5228                   6   7  0    25       THUNDER CLAP (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIDELITY 3298                 5   3  2    22       MINOTAURS (152)
-BENMAR 5227                   4   9  0    21       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-BRASS-EYE 5400                1   0  1    21       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 GEORDI LAFROG 5451            1   0  0    18       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
-CHAMBERS 5406                 2   3  0    17       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 OLD BALDY 5449                1   0  0    10       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
 DYNAMIQUE 3353                2   2  0     9       MINOTAURS (152)
-MONKEYPANTS 5424              1   0  0     9       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-HAJIMARI 5425                 0   2  0     3       YAMABUSHI (432)
 HOUSE PLANT 5454              0   1  0     1       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

'-' 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 NOT REVE
HECK S'NUTT 5337       8 10 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     YUSHIMO 5101          487         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Benmar -- Blast!!  Defeated by a stinking skummer 17 points superior!  What horrible
luck is this?? -- Hajimari

Peach Nutt -- You lucky stinking dog!!  I cut you into desperation twice and you
still came back for more!  Got a 21 constitution or something?? -- Shochu

Shochu -- I hate fights where I come out looking like an absolute idiot. -- Oran Ji
P.S.  Especially when I come out looking like an INJURED absolute idiot.

Yushimo -- Oh, no!  What a wrenching experience that was! -- Ghost of Heck S'Nutt

Happy Fun Ball -- Gods, don't you ever give UP? -- Peach Nutt, pretty well done in by
nine minutes of looking for an opening

Moot -- Another one?  What is this place coming to? -- O. Pun Pleezj

Face Plant -- I hope somebody kills your sister, the House Plant. -- Little Dipper

Hmm, that's a thought....  Since there are so MANY warriors who can't kill a house
plant, maybe that's what I need here? -- Jorja

25 May 2004
                                 TEN TURNS OF HELL:
                        The KLK Capture The Flag Competition

In the spirit of the ongoing effort to make arena play what it used to be (FUN!!), I
am proud to announce the KLK Capture The Flag Competition.  The competition will be
held in Jhans (DM-36, which has, by the way, grown in size equal to Talcama already).
:)  We are announcing this contest early to allow managers time to prep.

Rules:
     -- On turn 462 (due 8/4/04) the lowest ranked warrior on your team is given your
team's 'flag' (he is your initial flag defender).
     -- Starting on turn 463 (due 8/18/04) flags will be defended every turn and turn
463 is the turn scoring will begin.
     -- Fights involving flags are winners-take-all and a warrior can carry as many
flags as he can win.
     -- If a warrior holding a flag either A) goes inactive, B) loses to a stand-by
warrior or C) gets DA'd, he forfeits all flags he has and they are returned the their
original team's lowest ranked warrior.
     -- If you hold your own flag on an inactive warrior you receive NO POINTS that
turn.
     -- If a warrior graduates to AD holding flags starting on the next turn those
flags will be defended by the lowest ranked warrior on the team of the graduating
warrior.
     -- Scoring as follows for each turn:
          2 pts -- possession of your own team flag
          1 pt -- possession any other flag
          1 pt -- for each win
          1 pt -- for each kill
          1 pt -- for each award you receive in the newsletter
     -- You may enter as many teams as you like (per RSI rules) but each team is its
own entry.
     -- Tie-Breaker goes to the team that had the most points from flags.
     -- If still tied the tie-breaker will be the team that had the most points from
kills.  (It's the Delarq way.)
     -- The contest lasts 10 turns and there will be prizes for 1st, 2nd and 3rd
(based on highest point totals)

Prizes: (what you've been waiting on)
1st -- 3 know favorites potions*
       DA warrior named after winning manager
2nd -- 2 know favorites potions*
3rd -- 1 know favorites potion*

* These are full favorite potions (weapon, rhythms and tactics) and can only be used
on warriors with at least 4 FE.

     How's that for paying out? (grin)  Even if you think that it's all about the TC,
these prizes should be enough to draw you in.  (You know who you are.)
     I hope to see friend and foe alike come to Jhans.  Legion, Froths, and all the
others...this is your personal invite.  Can you win?  Can you survive 10 turns of
Hell in Jhans?
     Note:  Special thanks to RSI for helping make this contest possible.  Thanks
guys!

Bookie
KLK Alliance
Director Jhans' Board of Tourism
Warden of the Froth Circle (grin)
D.R.C. 4 Life

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AMBROSIUS was bested by SLOTHIS in a action packed 6 minute master's Title fight.
MAILSTAR demolished YUSHIMO in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SHOCHU savagely defeated O. PUN PLEEZJ in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody duel.
PEACH NUTT defeated JORDAN in a 2 minute fight.
ORAN JI demolished FIDELITY in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LITTLE DIPPER won victory over MURDOX in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
TONIUS beat FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute master vs. novice brawl.
MALVO handily defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute uneven melee.
DYNAMIQUE was unbelievably bested by GEORDI LAFROG in a 5 minute novice's duel.
OLD BALDY overpowered HOUSE PLANT 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  1      76  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  12 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  21 -  3      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  17 -  0      37  |

Turn 488 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SLOTHIS 3041               26  10  0  113 MINOTAURS (152)
PARRY-LUNGE      AMBROSIUS 5158             16  13  0   99 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHOCHU 4912                 9   6  2   74 YAMABUSHI (432)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            12  10  2   61 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
WALL OF STEEL    MALVO 5371                  5   2  0   47 THUNDER CLAP (543)
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 DYNAMIQUE 3353.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMBROSIUS 5158, SHOCHU 
4912, PEACH NUTT 5298, JORDAN 3214, LITTLE DIPPER 5422, SLOTHIS 3041, MAILSTAR 3155, 
O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, ORAN JI 5299, and TONIUS 5229.

The least popular fighter this week was HOUSE PLANT 5454.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MALVO 5371, FIDELITY 3298, YUSHIMO 5101, MURDOX 5228, OLD BALDY 
5449, GEORDI LAFROG 5451, TONIUS 5229, ORAN JI 5299, O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, and MAILSTAR 
3155.