DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/17/2005    Duedate: 01/29/2005

ALJAFIR ARENA

DM-17    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARON EL
MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6414) [14-26-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARON EL                       POSITION IS EMPTY
MIDDLE WAY (484)               
(17-6414) [14-26-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TABETA UNIS                    TABETA UNIS
MIDDLE WAY (484)               MIDDLE WAY (484)
(17-6405) [11-30-0,63]         (17-6405) [11-30-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY (484)            44
2. HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)     5      HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
3. DELTA DOOM (492)             0      Unchartered Team

                                        (169)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475) 251 181  8 58.1   1/ 1 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)  9  6 1
 2- 2 DELTA DOOM (492)         105  89  7 54.1   2/ 2 MIDDLE WAY (484)          8  7 0
 3/ 3 MIDDLE WAY (484)         207 338  3 38.0   3- 3 DELTA DOOM (492)          3  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 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

I am back after an easy victory over Convicted Assassin.  If he was convicted, why is
he allowed to fight?  I would welcome back Delta Doom, except that they killed one of
my teammates last turn.  Well, Delta Doom, guess what?  Judge says you get an early
shot at the throne with your 2 fe warrior.  Enjoy the bloodfeud.  Good luck to Blyte
--Judge and I hope you live.

                           Your Duelmaster,
                                McArthur

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ALJAFIR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with MARIN NEH?  She 
actually beat ALJAFIR's DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and walked away with 15 more points from 
the fight.  Major screwup at HEROESANDFOUNDONES.  ACHILLES lost 12 points to VETERAN 
MERCENARY.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe ACHILLES will provide more easy 
wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for MIDDLE WAY's outstanding member, 
Duelmaster DARON EL.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about 
your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ALJAFIR thinks MIDDLE 
WAY and their 207-338-3 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The 
bums at HEROESANDFOUNDONES couldn't face the challenges from MIDDLE WAY!  No excuse 
for that!  What do people see in TABETA UNIS?  Hers 11-30-0?  MIDDLE WAY ain't 
talkin', but she's got 63 points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
ALJAFIR is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARON EL 6414                14  26  0    97       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACHILLES 6612                12   5  0    83       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 MCARTHUR 6611                13   5  0    82       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 PIP THE TROLL 6597           14   6  0    70       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELMER FLOOD 6574              5   2  0    64       DELTA DOOM (492)
 TABETA UNIS 6405             11  30  0    63       MIDDLE WAY (484)
 MARIN NEH 6637                8   4  0    57       MIDDLE WAY (484)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CASS KETT 6546                6   5  0    49       DELTA DOOM (492)
 OPATA PERLIS 6653             6   1  0    44       MIDDLE WAY (484)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VURZHAL UR 6618               6  10  0    28       MIDDLE WAY (484)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656      2   1  1    19       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
 MARSHALL 6673                 1   0  0    15       HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
-BLYTE 6608                    1   1  1    13       DELTA DOOM (492)
-DROUGHT 6609                  0   2  0     2       DELTA DOOM (492)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 629  0  1 0   1                   ALEXANDER THE GR 6656 502 NONE    
ANNA NICOLE SMIT 6662  0  1 0 HEROESANDFOUNDONE 475 BLYTE 6608            501         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Achilles -- I tried to put down "attack location: heel" but the Commission wouldn't
accept it.  Who did you bribe? -- Daron El

Pip the Troll -- It was DARON who pipped you on the snoot.  Take it out on HIM, not
me. -- Tabeta Unis

Elmer Flood -- Hello!  We don't have any of YOU on our list, glad to see you becoming
active here again.  With you making the third of three teams present, you can see
that you're needed, right? -- Marin Neh
P.S.  I won't always be that easy for you.
P.P.S.  Sometimes I'll be easier.

Cass Kett -- Yes, well, if you're wooden, watch out for the climate. -- Vurzhal Ur
P.S.  And the wood-worms.

I have no use for a Captured Orc.  They're no good at cooking, and they break
everything if you set them to washing the dishes. -- Opata Perlis

McArthur -- Bwahahaha! -- Dugald Hammerhand, Not-from-Khalhums Dwarf

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PIP THE TROLL unbelievably bested TABETA UNIS in a 4 minute Challenge fight.
MCARTHUR was subdued by DARON EL in a 1 minute Title melee.
ACHILLES was luckily beaten by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
MARIN NEH devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
OPATA PERLIS bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute brawl.
VURZHAL UR slimly lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute fight.
ALEXANDER THE GREAT butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute mismatched match.
MARSHALL handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   4 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 502 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ACHILLES 6612              12   5  0   83 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
SLASHING ATTACK  MCARTHUR 6611              13   5  0   82 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
TOTAL PARRY      PIP THE TROLL 6597         14   6  0   70 HEROESANDFOUNDONES (475)
BASHING ATTACK   MARIN NEH 6637              8   4  0   57 MIDDLE WAY (484)
AIMED BLOW       OPATA PERLIS 6653           6   1  0   44 MIDDLE WAY (484)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TABETA UNIS 6405.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TABETA UNIS 6405.  The ten other most popular fighters were ACHILLES 6612, 
MARIN NEH 6637, PIP THE TROLL 6597, OPATA PERLIS 6653, VURZHAL UR 6618, MARSHALL 
6673, MCARTHUR 6611, DARON EL 6414, ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ALEXANDER THE GREAT 6656.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were DARON EL 6414, MCARTHUR 6611, MARSHALL 6673, VURZHAL UR 
6618, OPATA PERLIS 6653, PIP THE TROLL 6597, MARIN NEH 6637, ACHILLES 6612, TABETA 
UNIS 6405, and  0.