DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2004    Duedate: 09/29/2004

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-492

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MYSTIC
ANARCHY (342)
(19-4348) [13-13-2,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MYSTIC                         VIN DIESEL
ANARCHY (342)                  XXX (399)
(19-4348) [13-13-2,128]        (19-4727) [3-1-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYSTIC                         CHAOS
ANARCHY (342)                  CURTAIN CALL (404)
(19-4348) [13-13-2,128]        (19-4779) [11-4-0,58]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CURTAIN CALL (404)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANARCHY (342)                7
2. CURTAIN CALL (404)           5      CURTAIN CALL (404)
3. XXX (399)                    5      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK IV (405)          0
5. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        0      XXX (399)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*XXX (399)                  3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 CURTAIN CALL (404)        7  5 0
 2/ 2 CURTAIN CALL (404)        43  26  2 62.3   2/ 2 ANARCHY (342)             4  4 0
 3- 3*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)        3   3  0 50.0   3- 3*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)       3  3 0
 4- 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    251 298 17 45.7   4/ 5*XXX (399)                 2  1 0
 5/ 5 ANARCHY (342)            153 184 21 45.4   5- 4 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     2  3 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 500): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): MACRINUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): BULL FROG of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 500): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): DRYNN'S PRETTIES (Drynn, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): NOMENKLATURE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 499): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 470): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
                            MOUNTAIN GOAT of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Do you hear that sound?  Simply the roar of the crowd since Zuwayza's champion
has reclaimed his title....  It's funny what happens when my manager actually wakes
up and realizes I've been beaten four times by a lowly pud of the false Deity Kjarran
and his false prophet.  It's a shame it took him four turns to realize his
lackadaisical mismanagement was allowing my rightful throne to be violated by a so
called "Holy Warrior" of a fairy tale religion.  Well, no more....  I have now
reclaimed my rightful throne for three consecutive turns, and for the fifth time
overall...actually fighting for the throne nine consecutive turns.  The only
disappointing part is I have not bathed in the blood of my foes in a looooong time
and I am lusting for the smell and taste of it again.  Heaven help (or Kjarran help
if you believe in that nonsense) the next poor victim to be standing across from me
on the sands...they need to get right with their Gods, for they will soon be meeting
them.  Now for a few words from my manager....  Until next time....

      Mystic; Disciple of Anarchy

     Citizens of the "Unholy City" -- For many years now you have been ruled with a
stern but fair hand by the Overlords of The Midnight Foundation, ever since our
return to Alastari five years ago.  We tore down the Holy City, and the false regime
of Kjarran fled for many years after his whipping boy false prophet Noachian was
destroyed by The Foundation.  Over the years, The Foundation has been your provider,
your protector, and your champion.  As the threat of a Kjarran return diminished over
the years, the participation of The Foundation throughout all of Alastari lessened to
the point where it is today.  One by one my fellow Overlords pursued other areas of
conquest and redemption in other worlds far away from Alastari.  I chose to stay
behind and fly the flag solo until my fellow Overlords decided to return.  Well,
after contact with them over the past few moons it has been decided....  The Midnight
Foundation is no longer an alliance of Overlords, for my brothers and I are parting
ways as an alliance and going our separate ways, knowing if one calls in need the
others will always be there.  We feel, just as you do, that the Foundation has grown
from an alliance to a "way of life" for the citizens of our rebirth home...Zuwayza.
Kjarran and his lackeys, such as Noachian, will always resurface...they are like a
bad penny, a cat with 9 lives.  But they will always be defeated and forced into
hiding each time...they are more of a nuisance than an actual threat.  Rise up each
time, city of Zuwayza, and I will always be here as your rightful protector to lead
you to battle against the false prophets.  Although the Foundation is now officially
retired, one legacy we have left upon Zuwayza is that of domination in and out of the
arena.  So my final act as the last Overlord is to retire the Midnight Foundation
flag upon its final resting place...atop the Duelmasters throne of Zuwayza where it
will fly for all eternity as a reminder to all who sit there throughout the coming
years of those that paved the way and held off the regime of Kjarran so others may
prosper.  And for the last time, and for old times' sake...I will sign my name and
title as my final decree....

       Jekyll; Overlord of The Midnight Foundation
        "BY DIVINE RIGHT, HAIL AND KILL!!!!!!!!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for VIN DIESEL, who flew up 5 points in the 
rankings after mashing MISCHEF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was MISCHEF, who dropped 3 points after a disappointing 
(to say the least) bout with VIN DIESEL.  Going for the gusto and coming up with 
aught but bloody knuckles was ZUWAYZA's VENOMOUS CONCUBINE, who was turned away from 
the Duelmastership by MYSTIC.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so 
try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ZUWAYZA arena.  In a 
touching display by a 'touched' warrior, SIMON'S REVENGE went after CRAZY, who was 
higher by 23 points.  Well, when the dust settled, SIMON'S REVENGE was beat by CRAZY. 
     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                  
 MYSTIC 4348                  13  13  2   128       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)
 CHAOS 4779                   11   4  0    58       CURTAIN CALL (404)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VED BUENS ENDE 4749           5   4  2    47       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 VIN DIESEL 4727               3   1  0    42       XXX (399)
 MALIGN 4780                  13   2  0    41       CURTAIN CALL (404)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAZY 4785                    8   6  1    31       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 MISCHEF 4781                  6   9  0    29       CURTAIN CALL (404)
-GULF COAST D 4789             2   0  0    28       ANARCHY (342)
-DEO VOLENTE 4751              4   5  0    27       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUE WIDGE 4796                1   0  0    19       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
-SFORNO OBADJA 4662            1  11  0    14       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-DAYNE JEROUS 4792             1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
-JERRY ATTRICKS 4797           1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
 SIMON'S REVENGE 4791          1   3  0     7       ANARCHY (342)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SIMON'S REVENGE was bested by CRAZY in a 1 minute amateur vs. expert Challenge fight.
MYSTIC demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
CHAOS savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute master vs. amateur duel.
MALIGN outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a slow 13 minute master vs. beginner competition.
VIN DIESEL bested MISCHEF in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   4 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  11 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CHAOS 4779                 11   4  0   58 CURTAIN CALL (404)
TOTAL PARRY      MALIGN 4780                13   2  0   41 CURTAIN CALL (404)
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 
CHAOS 4779.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRAZY 4785, VIN DIESEL 4727, 
MYSTIC 4348, MISCHEF 4781, SIMON'S REVENGE 4791, MALIGN 4780,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MALIGN 4780.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SIMON'S REVENGE 4791, MISCHEF 4781, MYSTIC 4348, VIN DIESEL 4727, CRAZY 
4785, CHAOS 4779,  0,  0,  0, and  0.