DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/07/2004    Duedate: 08/20/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMBROSIUS
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
(16-5158) [19-14-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PERSIFLAGE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)        
(16-4219) [23-8-0,132]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AMBROSIUS                      DYNAMIQUE
BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)         MINOTAURS (152)
(16-5158) [19-14-0,117]        (16-3353) [4-3-0,25]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)     35
2. THUNDER CLAP (543)          22      BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
3. LUST MUPPETS (188)          21      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)             15
5. MINOTAURS (152)              6       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    71  41  4 63.4   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 2- 2*STAR DRECK TNG (562)       3   2  1 60.0   2/ 2 MINOTAURS (152)           6  4 0
 3/ 3 MINOTAURS (152)          151 144 20 51.2   3/ 4 THUNDER CLAP (543)        5  4 0
 4/ 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   68  66  6 50.7   4/ 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   4  1 0
 5/ 4 LUST MUPPETS (188)        73  84  2 46.5   5/ 5 LUST MUPPETS (188)        3  2 1
 6/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)           92 112 12 45.1   6- 3 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    3  2 0
 7/ 6 THUNDER CLAP (543)        33  42  1 44.0   7/ 7 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  3 1
 8/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      372 547 15 40.5   8/ 6 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)    2  1 0
 9- 8 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    14  42  5 25.0   9- 8*STAR DRECK TNG (562)      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 497): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, 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 356): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, 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 356): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): 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  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.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, 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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (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.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
WILLAF.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for MONKEYPANTS, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after 
mashing HELLEBORE SIREN like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days 
it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  PEACH NUTT lost to MAILSTAR and drops 8 
points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was PUNNY 
AMINALS' ORAN JI, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by AMBROSIUS.  Advice 
to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid YAMABUSHI, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does WILLAF really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  YAMABUSHI + Weapons That go Boom = LUST MUPPETS + Avoid City.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, O. PUN PLEEZJ would be president.  Although it 
may be a contest he doesn't want to win.  Getting lots of flowers from sympathetic 
fans was YUSHIMO, who was successfully challenged by SLOTHIS who had a mere 39 points 
more than YUSHIMO.  Definition of petty:  SLOTHIS bested YUSHIMO, a mismatch of 39 
points.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMBROSIUS 5158               19  14  0   117       BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERSIFLAGE 4219              23   8  0   132       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 SLOTHIS 3041                 29  10  0   127       MINOTAURS (152)
 ORAN JI 5299                 14  12  1    91       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUSHIMO 5101                 12  13  3    90       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SULLY 4344                   12   5  0    85       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 MAILSTAR 3155                10  14  3    84       MINOTAURS (152)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259          11   9  0    76       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-SHOCHU 4912                  10   8  2    71       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              14  12  2    69       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MOOT 5075                    14   3  0    69       LUST MUPPETS (188)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           12  31  0    67       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE DIPPER 5422            9   2  1    65       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KORE SURYA 4232              12  15  1    62       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALVO 5371                    6   4  0    46       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 TONIUS 5229                   5   9  1    42       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 JORDAN 3214                   9   7  3    41       MINOTAURS (152)
-KUROME 5342                   6   7  2    39       YAMABUSHI (432)
-FACE PLANT 5368               3   4  0    38       LUST MUPPETS (188)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BENMAR 5227                   6   9  0    35       THUNDER CLAP (543)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVRON 5231                   7   7  0    33       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             5   7  0    33       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-MURDOX 5228                   7   7  0    29       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-CHAMBERS 5406                 3   3  0    28       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 FIDELITY 3298                 6   5  2    25       MINOTAURS (152)
 DYNAMIQUE 3353                4   3  0    25       MINOTAURS (152)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONKEYPANTS 5424              2   1  1    20       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-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)
 HAJIMARI 5425                 1   2  0    14       YAMABUSHI (432)
-GATEWAY 5401                  1   0  0    11       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 PHILODENDRON 5465             1   2  0     5       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HOUSE PLANT 5454       0  2 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     OLD BALDY 5449        489         
HELLEBORE SIREN 5124   2  3 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY 433 MONKEYPANTS 5424      492         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Old Baldy -- And Sunmake thought I didn't need an off-hand weapon or shield. -- 
Neuron

Malvo -- A good trick, having your cheering section break into thunderous clapping 
every time you strike a blow.  I wouldn't have come up with an idea like that, but it 
was certainly... attention-getting.  Frankly, though, I am surprised that you never 
took the initiative.  Up too late last night?  That can present problems, as I know 
to my cost--well, if YOU had to fight under a name like mine, you'd go on drinking 
binges, too!--but you've got to fight it.  If you can't defeat your hangover, how can 
you expect to defeat another warrior? -- O. Pun Pleezj
P.S.  That's pronounced with a silent J, just to make it LOOK more like a Karnhorn 
name and to conform to the team name, I suppose, my REAL name being Oliver Patrik and 
not the least punny; I'm just glad Jorja didn't try to squeeze in an animal on top of 
it--but I believe she'd just come from the dentist when she named me....

Ambrosius -- I won't write you a book like O. Pun did, since as Duel-Too-Dude you'll 
be writing a column, I'll just say... ouch!  That was NOT fun. -- Peach Nutt
P.S.  Although I'm honored to have been in a title fight, of course.

Shochu -- Not quite the match you were hoping for, hmm?  I'm a little surprised at 
how it came out myself.  I guess the old saying about the value of the first blow 
holds for this match, and I'm glad (but surprised, given your style and my strategy) 
that I got it. -- Oran Ji
P.S.  Never trust insurance agents.  They're as bad as the sellers of used carriages 
and in fact often pursue both careers concurrently.

Kurome -- (with a sigh and a shrug)  I don't know how my teammates find so much to 
talk about.  We were matched up, I jumped you and got the first blow and never let 
you get set to hit back after that, and that was it.  What else is there to say, 
except "good try"? -- Little Dipper

Chambers -- I warn you, I'm a houseplant!  So no killing me.  (whispering)  My 

predecessor, Houseplant, WAS killed in the arena, it was a terrible scandal which you 
don't want to repeat. -- Philodendron
P.S.  You can call me Phil.

Persiflage! -- Great, you are JUST the kind of person we NEED here again.  You can 
see that we've been laboring to uphold the, er, whatever here today, but I'm sure you 
can help us expand the personals beyond half a column.  Well, maybe a little more 
today, since we really let ourselves go here this time.... -- Jorja, Punny Animals

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!

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SLOTHIS bested YUSHIMO in a action packed 3 minute master's Challenge fight.
MOOT outlasted O. PUN PLEEZJ in a slow 11 minute gruesome veteran's Challenge melee.
AMBROSIUS bested ORAN JI in a 2 minute veteran's Title contest.
PERSIFLAGE outlasted VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 11 minute match.
MAILSTAR bested PEACH NUTT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's duel.
SULLY overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LITTLE DIPPER savagely defeated TONIUS in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
JORDAN was vanquished by KORE SURYA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MALVO overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BENMAR luckily beat DYNAMIQUE in a exciting 7 minute gruesome fight.
FIDELITY was overpowered by HUSAM AL DIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HELLEBORE SIREN was murdered by MONKEYPANTS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PHILODENDRON was devastated by HAJIMARI in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   7 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  2      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  19 -  4      39  |

Turn 492 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      AMBROSIUS 5158             19  14  0  117 BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)
TOTAL PARRY      PERSIFLAGE 4219            23   8  0  132 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
WALL OF STEEL    ORAN JI 5299               14  12  1   91 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  SULLY 4344                 12   5  0   85 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            14  12  2   69 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 DYNAMIQUE 3353.  The ten other most popular fighters were YUSHIMO 5101, MAILSTAR 
3155, LITTLE DIPPER 5422, BENMAR 5227, AMBROSIUS 5158, KORE SURYA 4232, SLOTHIS 3041, 
PEACH NUTT 5298, SULLY 4344, and HUSAM AL DIN 4422.

The least popular fighter this week was O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MOOT 5075, PERSIFLAGE 4219, PHILODENDRON 5465, HELLEBORE SIREN 
5124, FIDELITY 3298, JORDAN 3214, TONIUS 5229, MALVO 5371, ORAN JI 5299, and HAJIMARI 
5425.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

AMBROSIUS (16-5158) BLACKHEART'S AXE (534)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI