DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2004    Duedate: 09/01/2004

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-490

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MYSTIC
ANARCHY (342)
(19-4348) [11-13-2,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MYSTIC                         VIN DIESEL
ANARCHY (342)                  XXX (399)
(19-4348) [11-13-2,121]        (19-4727) [1-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYSTIC                         VED BUENS ENDE
ANARCHY (342)                  JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-4348) [11-13-2,121]        (19-4749) [5-4-2,47]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CURTAIN CALL (404)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANARCHY (342)               32
2. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       20      CURTAIN CALL (404)
3. CURTAIN CALL (404)          10      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK IV (405)          8
5. XXX (399)                    1      XXX (399)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CURTAIN CALL (404)        38  23  2 62.3   1/ 1 CURTAIN CALL (404)        8  4 0
 2/ 1*XXX (399)                  1   1  0 50.0   2/ 3 ANARCHY (342)             6  3 0
 3/ 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    251 298 17 45.7   3/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     5 10 0
 4/ 5 ANARCHY (342)            151 181 21 45.5   4/ 4*XXX (399)                 1  1 0
 5/ 0*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)        0   2  0  0.0   5/ 0*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)       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 498): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): OBSIDIAN of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): WANDERING MONSTERS (Dungeonmaster, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): 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  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, 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 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, 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  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
                (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for VED BUENS ENDE, who 
pummelled MALIGN, to pocket 16 points.  CRAZY certainly had a baffled expression on 
his face, after losing to DING HAO and losing 4 points in the process!  Those who 
hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by ADARA AL ZAHRA, of JAGUAR WARRIORS, 
who despite a 20-12-0 couldn't overcome ZUWAYZA's Number 1.  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?  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and 
MALIGN is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't CURTAIN CALL proud!  
Mismatched by 12 points, SIMON'S REVENGE defeated SFORNO OBADJA.  Is this really 
worth noting?  I thought SFORNO OBADJA showed great skill and promise when he was 
beat by SIMON'S REVENGE.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ZUWAYZA is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for ZUWAYZA?  
On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYSTIC 4348                  11  13  2   121       ANARCHY (342)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989          20  12  0    82       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DING HAO 4750                 6   3  2    61       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-SLOW BURN 4630                6   4  0    59       ANARCHY (342)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAOS 4779                    9   4  0    53       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749           5   4  2    47       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 MISCHEF 4781                  6   7  0    39       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 MALIGN 4780                  11   2  0    35       CURTAIN CALL (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY 4785                    7   5  1    31       CURTAIN CALL (404)
-GULF COAST D 4789             2   0  0    28       ANARCHY (342)
 VIN DIESEL 4727               1   1  0    28       XXX (399)
 DEO VOLENTE 4751              4   5  0    27       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMON'S REVENGE 4791          1   1  0    17       ANARCHY (342)
 SFORNO OBADJA 4662            1  11  0    14       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ABATIS 4790            0  1 0 ANARCHY 342           NOACHIAN 387          490 NONE    
ARROGANCE 4777         5  4 1 CURTAIN CALL 404      DING HAO 4750         486 REVENGED
CASS TOFF 4793         0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK IV 405     HIGH ELF 379          490 NONE    
WEARY 4794             0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK IV 405     NOACHIAN 387          490 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mystic -- Well, finally you wake up and make some adjustments to your strategy!
Nicely done!  Now it's my turn.  See ya on the sands. -- Adara

Gulf Coat D -- This is getting embarrassing!  If I can't beat an Anarchy fighter,
then maybe it's time I go to the dark arena. -- Sforno

Chaos -- I'll get you next time! -- Ved

Mischef -- Thanks for giving us our only win this turn.  It is not good to go 0-5.
Fighters end up in the Dark Arena after 0-5 turns. -- Ding

Malign -- It's torture fighting you.  Pure torture!  But my manager says I should be
able to beat you, so we will fight again. -- Deo

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

CASS TOFF was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ABATIS was butchered by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
WEARY was easily killed by NOACHIAN in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
VED BUENS ENDE savagely defeated MALIGN in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge duel.
SFORNO OBADJA was overpowered by SIMON'S REVENGE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
MYSTIC devastated ADARA AL ZAHRA in a popular 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
CHAOS viciously subdued DEO VOLENTE in a 2 minute bloody match.
CRAZY was handily defeated by DING HAO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MISCHEF vanquished VIN DIESEL in a action packed 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  15 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  14 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 490 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:

SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2     
                              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        20  12  0   82 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
STRIKING ATTACK  DING HAO 4750               6   3  2   61 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAOS 4779                  9   4  0   53 CURTAIN CALL (404)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749         5   4  2   47 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MYSTIC 4348.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VED BUENS ENDE 4749.  The ten other most popular fighters were MYSTIC 4348, CHAOS 
4779, MISCHEF 4781, SIMON'S REVENGE 4791, DEO VOLENTE 4751, DING HAO 4750, VIN DIESEL 
4727, CASS TOFF 4793, ABATIS 4790, and WEARY 4794.

The least popular fighter this week was MALIGN 4780.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CRAZY 4785, ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989, SFORNO OBADJA 4662, WEARY 4794, ABATIS 
4790, CASS TOFF 4793, VIN DIESEL 4727, DING HAO 4750, DEO VOLENTE 4751, and SIMON'S 
REVENGE 4791.

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff