DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/24/2004    Duedate: 08/06/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMBROSIUS
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
(16-5158) [18-14-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMBROSIUS                      OLD BALDY
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         STAR DRECK TNG (562)
(16-5158) [18-14-0,111]        (16-5449) [2-2-1,15]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMBROSIUS                      O. PUN PLEEZJ
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5158) [18-14-0,111]        (16-5113) [12-30-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AFFILIATED DEATH (560)      36
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         31      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
3. BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)       8      Unchartered Team
4. THUNDER CLAP (543)           2
5. LUST MUPPETS (188)           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/ 2 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    70  41  4 63.1   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      10  5 0
 2/ 1*STAR DRECK TNG (562)       3   2  1 60.0   2- 2 MINOTAURS (152)           6  4 0
 3- 3 MINOTAURS (152)          149 141 20 51.4   3/ 0 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    3  2 0
 4- 4 LUST MUPPETS (188)        71  84  1 45.8   4/ 5 THUNDER CLAP (543)        3  3 0
 5/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)           91 111 12 45.0   5- 6 LUST MUPPETS (188)        3  5 0
 6/ 6 THUNDER CLAP (543)        31  41  1 43.1   6/ 7 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    2  1 0
 7/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      371 543 15 40.6   7/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           2  4 1
 8/ 0 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    14  42  5 25.0   8/ 3*STAR DRECK TNG (562)      1  2 1

    '*'   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 496): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): 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 479): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): 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 380): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE 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 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Fortune did not smile upon STAR DRECK TNG 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 8th position in the wake of a 0-1-0 
round.  ORAN JI caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested SHOCHU and was awarded 23 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, ORAN JI put down SHOCHU, causing him to lose 20 points of 
recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability to defend the throne, 
SLOTHIS has lost the title of Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of 
AMBROSIUS, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in WILLAF these days is MINOTAURS.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of YAMABUSHI last week.  Busy avoiding MINOTAURS?  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after NEVRON.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that MALVO posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
O. PUN PLEEZJ.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MALVO was beat by O. PUN 
PLEEZJ.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMBROSIUS 5158               18  14  0   111       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLOTHIS 3041                 28  10  0   125       MINOTAURS (152)
 ORAN JI 5299                 14  11  1    93       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUSHIMO 5101                 12  12  3    86       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              14  11  2    77       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259          11   9  0    76       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 SHOCHU 4912                  10   8  2    71       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MAILSTAR 3155                 9  14  3    71       MINOTAURS (152)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           12  30  0    69       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MOOT 5075                    13   3  0    64       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 LITTLE DIPPER 5422            8   2  1    63       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JORDAN 3214                   9   6  3    44       MINOTAURS (152)
 KUROME 5342                   6   7  2    39       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TONIUS 5229                   5   8  1    39       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-FACE PLANT 5368               3   4  0    38       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MALVO 5371                    5   4  0    36       THUNDER CLAP (543)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEVRON 5231                   7   7  0    33       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 MURDOX 5228                   7   7  0    29       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-DYNAMIQUE 3353                4   2  0    29       MINOTAURS (152)
 CHAMBERS 5406                 3   3  0    28       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-FIDELITY 3298                 6   4  2    27       MINOTAURS (152)
-BENMAR 5227                   5   9  0    26       THUNDER CLAP (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRASS-EYE 5400                1   1  1    19       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-GEORDI LAFROG 5451            1   0  0    18       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
 OLD BALDY 5449                2   2  1    15       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
 MAINSTREAM 5403               1   0  0    15       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 GATEWAY 5401                  1   0  0    11       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 PHILODENDRON 5465             1   1  0     5       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-MONKEYPANTS 5424              1   1  0     4       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-HAJIMARI 5425                 0   2  0     3       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
THE FOX 5398           0  1 0 AFFILIATED DEATH 560  MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    491 NONE    
HECK S'NUTT 5337       8 10 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     YUSHIMO 5101          487 NOT REVE
HOUSE PLANT 5454       0  2 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     OLD BALDY 5449        489         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hello Willaf -- How are you all doing?  Just thought I'd let you know that I'll be
coming home to where I belong.  Yes, I'll be back in Willaf soon.  DM Slothis, you
are sitting on my throne.  Move it, buster! - Persiflage, Shroud In Mystery

Moot -- The outcome of that encounter, I won't call it a fight, was certainly moot!
-- O. Pun Pleezj

Face Plant -- Since you're not a HOUSE plant, I made no effort to kill you.  Wasn't I
nice? -- Oran Ji

Mailstar -- I never could make you merge.  Oh, well. -- Peach Nutt

Malvo -- You have to get up early in the morning to do better than that!  No, wait, that doesn't sound right.  You have to get up late...?  Or maybe it's that you have
to go to bed early?  Darn, YOU were the one who was supposed to be confused! --
Little Dipper

No thief, convicted or otherwise, will steal a... Philodendron
P.S.  Does my name mean I have to be nice to trees?  There are some trees I hate, you
know!

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE FOX was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MALVO was devastated by O. PUN PLEEZJ in a 4 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
OLD BALDY was subdued by NEVRON in a 1 minute beginner vs. master Challenge fight.
AMBROSIUS overpowered PEACH NUTT in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Title fight.
SHOCHU was devastated by ORAN JI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KUROME was devastated by LITTLE DIPPER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MURDOX overcame BRASS-EYE in a 5 minute fight.
CHAMBERS overcame PHILODENDRON in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
MAINSTREAM vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GATEWAY won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   7 -  0      74  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  2      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  4      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 491 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      AMBROSIUS 5158             18  14  0  111 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
WALL OF STEEL    ORAN JI 5299               14  11  1   93 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            14  11  2   77 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHOCHU 4912                10   8  2   71 YAMABUSHI (432)
SLASHING ATTACK  LITTLE DIPPER 5422          8   2  1   63 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 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113.  The ten other most popular fighters were AMBROSIUS 5158, 
LITTLE DIPPER 5422, BRASS-EYE 5400, CHAMBERS 5406, GATEWAY 5401, MALVO 5371, OLD 
BALDY 5449, NEVRON 5231, ORAN JI 5299, and MAINSTREAM 5403.

The least popular fighter this week was MURDOX 5228.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KUROME 5342, SHOCHU 4912, PEACH NUTT 5298, THE FOX 5398, PHILODENDRON 
5465, MAINSTREAM 5403, ORAN JI 5299, NEVRON 5231, OLD BALDY 5449, and MALVO 5371.