DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2005    Duedate: 02/02/2005

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MYSTIC
ANARCHY (342)
(19-4348) [14-15-3,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MYSTIC                         POSITION IS EMPTY
ANARCHY (342)                  
(19-4348) [14-15-3,111]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MYSTIC                         DING HAO
ANARCHY (342)                  JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-4348) [14-15-3,111]        (19-4750) [7-3-2,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANARCHY (342)               18
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  16      JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
3. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)        2      Unchartered Team
4. DRAGON JUNKIES (392)         0
5. FUNKY FOLK IV (405)          0      CHAOS ALL-STARS (203)

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/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  8  5 0
 2- 2*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)        9   8  0 52.9   2- 3*FUNKY FOLK IV (405)       3  1 0
 3- 3 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      67  69  5 49.3   3/ 4 ANARCHY (342)             3  7 1
 4/ 0 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    253 300 17 45.8   4- 2 DRAGON JUNKIES (392)      2  0 0
 5/ 4 ANARCHY (342)            160 194 22 45.2   5/ 0 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)     2  2 0
 6/ 5 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 264 357 12 42.5   6- 5 CURTAIN CALL (404)        0  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 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 know it's considered impolite to say so, Mystic, but I WAS laughing at you.
Easy fights take me that way.

                                     Wild West

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  ELLE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MORDANT DESERTER and was awarded 12 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, WHITE WOLF put down 
VED BUENS ENDE, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Cold and 
lifeless, former Duelmaster WILD WEST will fight no more!  MYSTIC has slain him!  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in ZUWAYZA seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ZUWAYZA these days is DRAGON JUNKIES.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of ANARCHY are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  WHITE WOLF 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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ZUWAYZA.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  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                  
 MYSTIC 4348                  14  15  3   111       ANARCHY (342)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989          21  12  0    86       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-CRAZY 4785                   11  10  3    79       CURTAIN CALL (404)
-MALIGN 4780                  17   5  0    70       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 DING HAO 4750                 7   3  2    67       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GULF COAST D 4789             5   1  0    60       ANARCHY (342)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WOLF 3878               8  14  0    50       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-MISCHEF 4781                  9  13  1    41       CURTAIN CALL (404)
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749           5   5  2    38       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SIMON'S REVENGE 4791          4   5  0    36       ANARCHY (342)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992           4   3  0    28       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-DEO VOLENTE 4751              4   5  0    27       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004          2   0  0    25       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAYNE JEROUS 4792             3   0  0    22       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GENE YUSS 4798                2   1  0    22       FUNKY FOLK IV (405)
 SFORNO OBADJA 4662            1  12  0    15       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
-HIGH ELF 4732                 2   4  1    13       DRAGON JUNKIES (392)
 ELLE 4003                     1   1  0    13       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-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)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SLOW BURN 4630         6  5 0 ANARCHY 342           NOACHIAN 387          501 NONE    
WILD WEST 3759        15 20 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 MYSTIC 4348           501         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gulf Coast D -- Not the sand!  Gods, do you know how hard it is to get sand out of my
fur?  Darned near impossible. -- White Wolf
P.S.  And then I end up looking dirty.  I hate that.

Normalacy -- If that is what you truly want (and what a plebian ORDINARY desire that
is!), then you have no business even considering a... Travel Holiday

Jerry Attricks -- I fear you are too old to properly appreciate a magazine,
magnificent though it may be, that comes in a... Plain Wrapper

Dayne Jerous -- You sure are!  You messed up my hair terribly, and a really good
coiffeuse isn't cheap, you know.  This'll stand my budget on its head. -- Elle

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

SLOW BURN was barely slain by NOACHIAN in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WILD WEST was slaughtered by MYSTIC in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ADARA AL ZAHRA narrowly defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 3 minute expert's fight.
DING HAO devastated SIMON'S REVENGE in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
VED BUENS ENDE was bested by WHITE WOLF in a 1 minute duel.
SFORNO OBADJA was overpowered by TRAVEL HOLIDAY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
(PLAIN WRAPPER) devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ELLE handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   0 -  1     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  18 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  16 -  4      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 501 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     1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989        21  12  0   86 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
STRIKING ATTACK  DING HAO 4750               7   3  2   67 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 
DING HAO 4750.  The ten other most popular fighters were SLOW BURN 4630, ADARA AL 
ZAHRA 3989, (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004, MYSTIC 4348, SIMON'S REVENGE 4791, WHITE WOLF 3878, 
TRAVEL HOLIDAY 3992, ELLE 4003, WILD WEST 3759, and VED BUENS ENDE 4749.

The least popular fighter this week was SFORNO OBADJA 4662.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were VED BUENS ENDE 4749, WILD WEST 3759, ELLE 4003, TRAVEL HOLIDAY 
3992, WHITE WOLF 3878, SIMON'S REVENGE 4791, MYSTIC 4348, (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004, ADARA 
AL ZAHRA 3989, and SLOW BURN 4630.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MYSTIC (19-4348) ANARCHY (342)