DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2005    Duedate: 05/25/2005

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELNEAN
WHETSTONE 2 (348)
(19-3915) [7-4-1,68]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELNEAN                         POSITION IS EMPTY
WHETSTONE 2 (348)              
(19-3915) [7-4-1,68]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHITE WOLF                     ELNEAN
THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)     WHETSTONE 2 (348)
(19-3878) [11-19-1,53]         (19-3915) [7-4-1,68]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (405)            37
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  26      WHETSTONE 2 (348)
3. WHETSTONE 2 (348)           16      Unchartered Team
4. THE SIERRAS (393)            0
5. FRUITS (409)                 0      THE MAGNIFICENT 5 (96)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*FRUITS (409)               2   0  0  100   1- 1 THE SIERRAS (393)         5  0 0
 2- 2 THE SIERRAS (393)         64  28  3 69.6   2/ 2 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  5  7 1
 3/ 3 WHETSTONE 2 (348)         22  15  1 59.5   3/ 6 WHETSTONE 2 (348)         3  0 1
 4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (405)          20  18  0 52.6   4/ 7 FUNKY FOLK (405)          3  4 0
 5- 5*SWEDEN (407)               6   8  1 42.9   5- 4*FRUITS (409)              2  0 0
 6/ 6 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 277 378 13 42.3   6- 3*SWEDEN (407)              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 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): TRYURLUCK of BLOOD KNIGHTS from JURINE (Talon
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  ZUWAYZA watched with 
glee as THE SIERRAS got knocked off top spot by THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS!  Up 'n down.  
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
WHETSTONE 2's 3rd moved them up to 2-0-1 place.  What's with MEG LOMANIA?  She 
actually beat ZUWAYZA's EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from 
the fight.  Laughs were big at THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS while they watched ELLE clobber 
DAYNE JEROUS.  He lost 4 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
ZUWAYZA, set your sights on VENOMOUS CONCUBINE.  She'll be happy to entertain all 
requests after defeating JERRY ATTRICKS.  ELNEAN looked pretty Duelmasterlike as he 
took ZUWAYZA's top spot with 68 points.  Now, what will JERRY ATTRICKS do?  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, THE SIERRAS!  Management must be dealin', as the boys at FUNKY FOLK ain't 
reelin'!  THE SIERRAS' mad!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Who will dare fight ELNEAN, after he returned from 
the Dark Arena?  (For the record 7-4-1 is 68, and has he points) Here's some advice:  
study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
ZUWAYZA is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  
Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELNEAN 3915                   7   4  1    68       WHETSTONE 2 (348)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAWKINS 4649                 10   2  1   101       THE SIERRAS (393)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MURPHY 4703                  13   6  2    85       THE SIERRAS (393)
-SEA DAR 4721                 11   6  0    83       THE SIERRAS (393)
 LOREN 3913                    5   4  0    67       WHETSTONE 2 (348)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERRY ATTRICKS 4797           6   3  0    62       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 ELLE 4003                     6   4  0    59       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHITE WOLF 3878              11  19  1    53       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-BREK 3912                     5   3  0    37       WHETSTONE 2 (348)
-BRAK 3914                     4   2  0    36       WHETSTONE 2 (348)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAYNE JEROUS 4792             4   1  0    29       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 JILL OPPY 4821                3   1  0    27       FUNKY FOLK (405)
-MANGO 4836                    2   0  0    26       FRUITS (409)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPORTS III 4812               2   6  0    25       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HALFDAN 4818                  2   1  1    20       SWEDEN (407)
-RED LAKE 4834                 2   0  0    20       THE SIERRAS (393)
 MEG LOMANIA 4843              1   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004          4   6  0    18       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
-KLYPP 4816                    2   1  0    17       SWEDEN (407)
-YLVING 4815                   2   1  0    16       SWEDEN (407)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BLACK ORC 380          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          ELNEAN 3915           509 NONE    
DAN DRUFF 4840         0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        SHEWISH GIANT 381     509 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jerry Attricks -- Is this a case of age and cunning overcoming youth and skill?
Besides being a classic style match, of course.  Ouch, and assorted other words of
anguish.  Well done. -- White Wolf

Halfdan -- Hmm, half dan and half mechanism?  I didn't expect you to be a golem, for
some reason.  Odd, when I think about it.  After all, why shouldn't you be a golem?
I hear there's a golem-manufactory about twenty miles west of the city, were you made
there? -- Elle
P.S.  What's a dan when it's at home?

Klypp -- That was clipping!  It's a foul, you should be penalized for it!  At least,
if I'm remembering correctly.  It's been a while.... -- Sports Ill

Loren -- Gosh, you're OLD.  Even older than some of us.  But you move pretty good for
an old broad. -- (Plain Wrapper)
P.S.  Okay, so I wasn't tactful, why should I be?  You were hitting me, I made blunt
comments, that sounds like a fair deal to ME.

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELNEAN viciously butchered BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena Title fight.
DAN DRUFF was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
JILL OPPY overpowered (PLAIN WRAPPER) in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
JERRY ATTRICKS was bested by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute fight.
LOREN overpowered WHITE WOLF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ELLE devastated DAYNE JEROUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPORTS III overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MEG LOMANIA overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  16 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  2      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         8 -  12 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 509 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   ELNEAN 3915                 7   4  1   68 WHETSTONE 2 (348)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOREN 3913                  5   4  0   67 WHETSTONE 2 (348)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELLE 4003                   6   4  0   59 THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHITE WOLF 3878.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ELNEAN 3915.  The ten other most popular fighters were DAN DRUFF 4840, LOREN 
3913, ELLE 4003, JILL OPPY 4821, SPORTS III 4812, MEG LOMANIA 4843, JERRY ATTRICKS 
4797, DAYNE JEROUS 4792, (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004, and WHITE WOLF 3878.

The least popular fighter this week was WHITE WOLF 3878.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were (PLAIN WRAPPER) 4004, DAYNE JEROUS 4792, JERRY ATTRICKS 4797, MEG 
LOMANIA 4843, SPORTS III 4812, JILL OPPY 4821, ELLE 4003, LOREN 3913, DAN DRUFF 4840, 
and ELNEAN 3915.