DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2005    Duedate: 01/19/2005

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-500

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WILD WEST
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
(19-3759) [15-19-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WILD WEST                      DAYNE JEROUS
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
(19-3759) [15-19-0,101]        (19-4792) [3-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WILD WEST                      SIMON'S REVENGE
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     ANARCHY (342)
(19-3759) [15-19-0,101]        (19-4791) [4-4-0,40]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  22
2. DRAGON JUNKIES (392)         0      ANARCHY (342)
3. CURTAIN CALL (404)           0      Unchartered Team
4. ANARCHY (342)               -1
5. FUNKY FOLK IV (405)         -4      FUNKY FOLK IV (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CURTAIN CALL (404)        55  38  5 59.1   1/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  6  5 0
 2/ 2*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)        9   8  0 52.9   2- 1 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      4  0 0
 3- 3 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      67  69  5 49.3   3/ 2*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)       4  5 0
 4/ 4 ANARCHY (342)            159 192 21 45.3   4/ 3 ANARCHY (342)             4  6 0
 5/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 260 356 12 42.2   5- 4 CURTAIN CALL (404)        1  5 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 506): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): DARLING NIKKI of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): BLUE BLOOD of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 506): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): EXTREME (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): LEGION OF DUMB (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 505): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 498): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 366): DEADFALL of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ZUWAYZA.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We 
now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS now 
holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 
outing, THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for GULF COAST D, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing WHITE 
WOLF like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  WHITE WOLF was overcame by GULF COAST D and drops 16 points.  
Well, if ya don't shows up at the laundromat, ya can'ts wash yer clothes.  MALKAI did 
not fight this week so his title was forfeit.  It's a proud day for the THE 
MAGNIFICENT MAGS stable, as their warrior, WILD WEST, ascended the Duelmaster's 
throne.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that FUNKY FOLK IV was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of FUNKY FOLK IV's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  FUNKY 
FOLK IV + Weapons That go Boom = ANARCHY + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, WHITE WOLF would be president.  Although it may be a contest 
she doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  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.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you 
enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be 
leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILD WEST 3759               15  19  0   101       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MALKAI 4571                  27   8  0    99       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYSTIC 4348                  13  15  2    80       ANARCHY (342)
-CRAZY 4785                   11  10  3    79       CURTAIN CALL (404)
-MALIGN 4780                  17   5  0    70       CURTAIN CALL (404)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GULF COAST D 4789             5   1  0    60       ANARCHY (342)
-SLOW BURN 4630                6   4  0    59       ANARCHY (342)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISCHEF 4781                  9  13  1    41       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 WHITE WOLF 3878               7  14  0    40       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 SIMON'S REVENGE 4791          4   4  0    40       ANARCHY (342)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAYNE JEROUS 4792             3   0  0    22       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
-GENE YUSS 4798                2   1  0    22       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
 TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992           3   3  0    20       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
 (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004          1   0  0    18       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-HIGH ELF 4732                 2   4  1    13       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 JERRY ATTRICKS 4797           2   2  0     8       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
-FATHOM 4763                   2   1  0     7       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 NORMALACY 4800                0   4  0     4       ANARCHY (342)
-BLACK MAIDEN 4758             0   1  0     1       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 ELLE 4003                     0   1  0     1       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, I have found those slackers, (Plain Wrapper) and Elle, and they should be
fighting today.  They were actually hiding behind that soap opera thing that sits by
TV Guide, and the word-find mags!  What a pair of cowards. -- Jorja

Gene Yuss -- Listen, tiger boy, you may think showing off your brains is a good
thing, but it can get you ostracized in the best resorts.  Subtle, that's what you
want.  Understated.  Remember that. -- Travel Holiday

Gulf Coast D -- I don't get the "D" part, but it doesn't matter if you're anarchic.
It doesn't have to mean anything, then, right?  So I'll just howl a little and let it
go. -- White Wolf
P.S.  Good try, though.

Malkai -- Remind me to explain to the handicapper why I don't want to be matched with
you again.... -- Wild West
P.S.  Such as, you're an anachronism, and I just can't STAND anachronisms.  They make
my teeth ache.

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

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

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GULF COAST D devastated WHITE WOLF in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
NORMALACY was vanquished by TRAVEL HOLIDAY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
MYSTIC was demolished by WILD WEST in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
SIMON'S REVENGE was unbelievably bested by CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute gory contest.
JERRY ATTRICKS was overpowered by (PLAIN WRAPPER) in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DAYNE JEROUS bested ELLE in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  17 -  3      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 500 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       GULF COAST D 4789           5   1  0   60 ANARCHY (342)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WILD WEST 3759.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SIMON'S REVENGE 4791.  The ten other most popular fighters were GULF COAST D 
4789, TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992, WILD WEST 3759, (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004, DAYNE JEROUS 4792, 
NORMALACY 4800, MYSTIC 4348, WHITE WOLF 3878, JERRY ATTRICKS 4797, and ELLE 4003.

The least popular fighter this week was ELLE 4003.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JERRY ATTRICKS 4797, WHITE WOLF 3878, MYSTIC 4348, NORMALACY 4800, 
DAYNE JEROUS 4792, (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004, WILD WEST 3759, TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992, GULF 
COAST D 4789, and SIMON'S REVENGE 4791.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes