DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/10/2005    Duedate: 11/23/2005

ZUWAYZA ARENA

DM-19    TURN-521

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DING HAO
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
(19-4750) [15-5-4,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DING HAO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          
(19-4750) [15-5-4,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DING HAO                       DOUG DEEP
JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)          FUNKY FOLK (405)
(19-4750) [15-5-4,131]         (19-4852) [3-1-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)       31
2. THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)  20      FUNKY FOLK (405)
3. FUNKY FOLK (405)             8      Unchartered Team

                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (405)          31  32  1 49.2   1/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    11  3 2
 2/ 2 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)    283 319 21 47.0   2/ 1 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241)  9  6 0
 3/ 3 THE MAGNIFICENT MA (241) 307 398 14 43.5   3/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (405)          1  4 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 528): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): DING HAO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BITTER VETCH of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): WEST COAST WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): DARKENED PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well, here I am.  DM of Zuwayza!  Thanks to Kjarran, my master.  And to Elle who
didn't put up much of a fight.  Don't know how long I'll be here.  A few more turns
at least.

                                        Ding Hao
                                        Jaguar Warrior
                                        Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ZUWAYZA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS 
was unseated this week as JAGUAR WARRIORS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 4-0-2 record for the round.  SPORTS III caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested CAPTURED ORC and was awarded 10 
points in recognition.  Not for nothing has DING HAO in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  
Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without 
pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ZUWAYZA.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of ELLE, veteran of many 
duels.  12-10-0 final record Hers was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  
This week's duel proved deadly to CAT FANCY as she fell to the more renowned warrior, 
VED BUENS ENDE.  How will THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS find revenge?  Some say a warrior is 
judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a 
sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in ZUWAYZA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DING HAO 4750                15   5  4   131       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989          28  15  0   107       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUE SHE 4844                  6   2  1    75       FUNKY FOLK (405)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VED BUENS ENDE 4749          11   9  4    60       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEO VOLENTE 4751             11   8  0    53       JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
 SPORTS III 4812               7  13  1    42       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOUG DEEP 4852                3   1  0    33       FUNKY FOLK (405)
 HOT ROD 4854                  4   1  0    27       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MODERN MATURITY 4855          3   1  0    17       THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (241)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CARRIE ONN 4856        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK 405        BANDIT PRINCE 385     521 NONE    
ELLE 4003             12 10 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 DING HAO 4750         521         
CAT FANCY 4853         2  3 0 THE MAGNIFICENT M 241 VED BUENS ENDE 4749   521         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ding Hao -- Thank you!  I am so glad to be quit of that position, and you know I
wasn't suited for it. -- Elle

Ved Buens Ende -- No, I do NOT want you to "ende" it all for me.  The nerve of you,
to suggest such a thing! -- Sports Ill.

Doug Deep -- And I fell into it.  Ouch. -- Modern Maturity

These dwarvish beggars are worthless. -- Cat Fancy

I ran right OVER the Mordant Deserter, and he DESERVED it.  He withheld skills! --
Hot Rod

Sue She -- A close fight but my greater experience won out.  But you got good skills
out of it. -- Adora Al Zahra

Sports Ill. -- Just don't stand there!  That's too easy! -- Ved Burns Ende

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CARRIE ONN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DING HAO slaughtered ELLE in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ADARA AL ZAHRA subdued VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute expert's fight.
DEO VOLENTE bested DOUG DEEP in a 4 minute gory contest.
VED BUENS ENDE assassinated CAT FANCY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SPORTS III viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
HOT ROD devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
MODERN MATURITY handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF 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         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   1 -  1      89  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 521 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  DING HAO 4750              15   5  4  131 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
TOTAL PARRY      ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989        28  15  0  107 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
AIMED BLOW       VED BUENS ENDE 4749        11   9  4   60 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
PARRY-STRIKE     DEO VOLENTE 4751           11   8  0   53 JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DING HAO 4750.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DOUG DEEP 4852.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPORTS III 4812, CARRIE 
ONN 4856, ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, MODERN MATURITY 4855, DING HAO 
4750, DEO VOLENTE 4751, HOT ROD 4854, ELLE 4003, and CAT FANCY 4853.

The least popular fighter this week was CAT FANCY 4853.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ELLE 4003, HOT ROD 4854, DEO VOLENTE 4751, DING HAO 4750, MODERN 
MATURITY 4855, VED BUENS ENDE 4749, ADARA AL ZAHRA 3989, CARRIE ONN 4856, SPORTS III 
4812, and DOUG DEEP 4852.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DING HAO (19-4750) JAGUAR WARRIORS (296)