DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/10/2004    Duedate: 06/23/2004

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ADARA AL ZAHRA
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-3989) [17-10-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ADARA AL ZAHRA                 DYER, RHEA
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          BAD YEARBOOK NAMES (364)
(19-3989) [17-10-0,105]        (19-4181) [5-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYSTIC                         MYSTIC
ANARCHY (342)                  ANARCHY (342)
(19-4348) [9-10-2,81]          (19-4348) [9-10-2,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CURTAIN CALL (404)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANARCHY (342)               33
2. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       32      HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)
3. HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)     28      Unchartered Team
4. BAD YEARBOOK NAMES (364)    -1
5. CURTAIN CALL (404)         -20      BAD YEARBOOK NAMES (364)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BAD YEARBOOK NAMES (364)   5   1  0 83.3   1/ 1*CURTAIN CALL (404)        9  6 0
 2/ 1 HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)   21   6  0 77.8   2/ 2 HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)   5  1 0
 3/ 2*CURTAIN CALL (404)        26  14  2 65.0   3/ 0 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     4  1 1
 4/ 0 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    240 284 15 45.8   4/ 3 ANARCHY (342)             4  7 0
 5/ 4 ANARCHY (342)            143 176 21 44.8   5/ 0*BAD YEARBOOK NAMES (364)  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 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

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SLOW BURN caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CRAZY and was awarded 16 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SLOW BURN put down CRAZY, 
causing him to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  This time victory fell 
to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail ADARA AL ZAHRA, Duelmaster of ZUWAYZA!  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in ZUWAYZA 
these days is THE SIERRAS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding THE SIERRAS.  Indeed it was HIPPIES FROM HELL.  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  CHAOS take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in ZUWAYZA.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUWAYZA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989          17  10  0   105       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JIMI HENDRIX 1898             7   2  0    84       HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)
 MYSTIC 4348                   9  10  2    81       ANARCHY (342)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOSO 1899                     8   1  0    66       HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)
 DYER, RHEA 4181               5   1  0    65       BAD YEARBOOK NAMES (364)
 BONZO 1896                    6   3  0    60       HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOS 4779                    5   3  0    44       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 MISCHEF 4781                  4   4  0    37       CURTAIN CALL (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALIGN 4780                   8   0  0    29       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 SLOW BURN 4630                3   4  0    29       ANARCHY (342)
-SIMPLE SIMON 4631             3   2  0    28       ANARCHY (342)
 ARROGANCE 4777                5   3  1    25       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 DEO VOLENTE 4751              3   1  0    24       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749           2   2  1    20       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 CRAZY 4785                    4   3  1    19       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 DING HAO 4750                 2   2  1    19       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SFORNO OBADJA 4662            1   6  0     9       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 364  0  1 0   1                   DING HAO 4750         485 NONE    
BATTER UP! 4787        0  1 0 ANARCHY 342           BANDIT PRINCE 385     485 NONE    
GIMMIE MORE 4786       0  1 0 ANARCHY 342           STONE GOLEM 386       485 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chaos -- Congrats on a fine victory.  They say if at first you don't succeed....  I
guess you were about due, but don't get too used to it. -- Bonzo

Crazy -- Thanks for the fight, I was gettin' a li'l tired of your teammate's
mischief. -- Zoso

Mystic -- Don't get too comfortable. -- Jimi

Three teams?  Ain't much, but it's home.... -- Paradox23

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

BATTER UP! was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GIMMIE MORE was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
ZOSO demolished CHAOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
BONZO overpowered MISCHEF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
MYSTIC was unbelievably bested by ADARA AL ZAHRA in a 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
JIMI HENDRIX viciously subdued DYER, RHEA in a popular 2 minute bloody duel.
MALIGN beat CULT MEMBER in a 6 minute brawl.
CRAZY was overcome by SLOW BURN in a action packed 1 minute fight.
SFORNO OBADJA was vanquished by ARROGANCE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DEO VOLENTE vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DING HAO slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VED BUENS ENDE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  17 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  12 -  2      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 485 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         6  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989        17  10  0  105 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
LUNGING ATTACK   JIMI HENDRIX 1898           7   2  0   84 HIPPIES FROM HELL (181)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is MYSTIC 4348.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MYSTIC 4348.  The ten other most popular fighters were JIMI HENDRIX 1898, GIMMIE MORE 
4786, CRAZY 4785, ZOSO 1899, BONZO 1896, ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989, SLOW BURN 4630, 
ARROGANCE 4777, DEO VOLENTE 4751, and VED BUENS ENDE 4749.

The least popular fighter this week was MALIGN 4780.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SFORNO OBADJA 4662, DYER, RHEA 4181, MISCHEF 4781, CHAOS 4779, BATTER 
UP! 4787, DING HAO 4750, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, DEO VOLENTE 4751, ARROGANCE 4777, and 
SLOW BURN 4630.