DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/30/2004    Duedate: 11/12/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-498

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELIX
ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-4413) [22-17-1,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELIX                          POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (452)            
(16-4413) [22-17-1,100]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEACH NUTT                     PEACH NUTT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5298) [17-15-2,92]         (16-5298) [17-15-2,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (452)         44
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         23      ARENA FELINES (452)
3. FUNKY FOLK II (565)          0      Unchartered Team
4. THUNDER CLAP (543)           0
5. ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)        0      FORGOTTEN (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FUNKY FOLK II (565)        7   4  2 63.6   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (452)      117  80  7 59.4   2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (452)       7  3 0
 3- 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           94 114 12 45.2   3- 3*FUNKY FOLK II (565)       3  0 1
 4- 5 ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)     30  38  2 44.1   4- 4 THUNDER CLAP (543)        3  4 2
 5- 6 THUNDER CLAP (543)        38  54  3 41.3   5- 7 ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)     1  1 0
 6/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      389 560 15 41.0   6- 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  1 0
 7- 8 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    14  43  5 24.6   7- 8 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    0  1 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 502): BLUE RUIN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PEACH NUTT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CHAOS of CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 502): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
               (turn 500): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 496): ORAN JI of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 494): MOUSE NOYLE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 485): TALL TREE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 244): VOMITO of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               OBAN of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TOBIAS HAWKWIND of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 482): PRIVATE PROPERTY of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 436): TIRO COCOCO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 221): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 361): APPLEMINT of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Just to show what a good sport I can be, I will NOT complain about taking the 
throne and title through a victory over the Kung-Fu Master.  (And anyway, it's better 
than taking them with a LOSS to the Kung-Fu Master!)  It's an honor to hold throne 
and title any way I can get it, considering I'm a woman and "not of the True Blood," 
as they say here.  It isn't like there are a lot of job opportunities for us 
Harkenes, and with upward mobility, too!  Why, I could graduate and LEAVE this, uh... 
town.  A consummation I would not sneeze at.

                                     Peach Nutt

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of WILLAF.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  ARENA FELINES had cause 
to celebrate, after CAT A. CLYSMIC got 22 points by beating DANGEROUS CRIMINAL.  CAT 
MAN DO certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to O. PUN PLEEZJ 
and losing 5 points in the process!  What can be a greater victory?  FELIX has taken 
his place as the top, as WILLAF's new Duelmaster.  So who's the team that's been 
walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant prattling 
may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  WILLAF, I leave you now.  
The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELIX 4413                   22  17  1   100       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YUSHIMO 5101                 13  13  3    98       YAMABUSHI (432)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           15  34  0    95       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              17  15  2    92       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT MAN DO 4901              10   9  0    85       ARENA FELINES (452)
 CAT MAN DON'T 5041           10   3  1    82       ARENA FELINES (452)
-SHOCHU 4912                  10   8  2    71       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUFFY 5060                   9   2  0    59       ARENA FELINES (452)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BENMAR 5227                   7  11  1    54       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           5   2  0    50       ARENA FELINES (452)
-KUROME 5342                   7   8  2    41       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUROHANA 5128                 7   1  0    36       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHAMBERS 5406                 3   3  0    28       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-MARI ACHIE 5471               2   0  1    28       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 O. FISH 5482                  3   1  0    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-MILDEW 5431                   3   0  0    24       ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUIVER 5427                   3   0  0    21       ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)
-CARRIE OAKEY 5469             2   0  1    21       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-BRASS-EYE 5400                1   1  1    19       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-MAINSTREAM 5403               1   0  0    15       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-SPLASH 5480                   1   1  0    13       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-TESS TOSTERONE 5475           1   2  0    11       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-GATEWAY 5401                  1   0  0    11       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 JUSTA FOX 5481                2   2  0    10       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485              1   0  0     8       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-HAJIMARI 5425                 1   3  0     6       YAMABUSHI (432)
-APRIL FOOLS 5476              1   1  0     4       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-HEC-TOR 5478                  0   2  0     2       THUNDER CLAP (543)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LITTLE DIPPER 5422     9  4 1 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CAT MAN DON'T 5041    494 REVENGED
PHILODENDRON 5465      1  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CARRIE OAKEY 5469     494 NOT REVE
FRIDAY 5479            1  1 1 THUNDER CLAP 543      MARI ACHIE 5471       497         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, my, a Convicted Assassin!  I'm so THRILLED to meet with a Convicted Assassin on 
my last turn here.  It's EXCITING to know how much people want to test themselves 
against a proven achiever.  I'm just--

(sound of scuffling, and a whack upside the head)

Oran Ji says he's honored to have fought here, and he doesn't mind AT ALL that he 
fought a standby for his last match. -- Peach Nutt

A Veteran Mercenary, what FUN!  Not just ANY old mercenary, you understand, a true 
veteran--a serious warrior, someone to be feared.  (snorkle)  But not, perhaps, 
someone who was QUITE prepared to face a warrior of MY style, eh?  Still, I salute a 
determined effort, however futile. -- O. Pun Pleezj, feeling cocky

Kurome -- Darn, I should've learned more from you!  You must not've been paying 
attention to your teaching, yes? -- O. Fish

Tess Tosterone -- Ergh.  Pms, right? -- Justa Fox

My, are we sprawled across the front page, or what? -- Jorja, Punny Animals

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEACH NUTT was outwaited by FELIX in a action packed 9 minute master's Title fight.
CAT MAN DON'T overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 2 minute match.
CAT MAN DO lost to O. PUN PLEEZJ in a popular 3 minute master's brawl.
FLUFFY overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CAT A. CLYSMIC devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
O. FISH overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
JUSTA FOX defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
PUNH JENTLY won victory over MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   5 -  1      79  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  1      22  |

Turn 498 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     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FELIX 4413                 22  17  1  100 ARENA FELINES (452)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            17  15  2   92 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT MAN DO 4901            10   9  0   85 ARENA FELINES (452)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074         5   2  0   50 ARENA FELINES (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEACH NUTT 5298.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEACH NUTT 5298.  The ten other most popular fighters were CAT MAN DO 4901, CAT 
MAN DON'T 5041, O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074, FLUFFY 5060, JUSTA FOX 5481, 
FELIX 4413, O. FISH 5482, PUNH JENTLY 5485, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was PUNH JENTLY 5485.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were O. FISH 5482, FELIX 4413, JUSTA FOX 5481, FLUFFY 5060, CAT A. 
CLYSMIC 5074, O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, CAT MAN DON'T 5041, CAT MAN DO 4901, PEACH NUTT 
5298, and  0.