DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/21/2004    Duedate: 08/03/2004

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-480

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENOSHIMA
BLACK SAMURAI (166)
(29-4349) [28-9-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENOSHIMA                       GALILEO GALILEI
BLACK SAMURAI (166)            ASTRONOMICAL (391)
(29-4349) [28-9-0,112]         (29-4526) [4-1-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         MASHED SHREW
EQUESTORS (158)                SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
(29-4406) [21-17-2,96]         (29-4552) [5-2-1,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. EQUESTORS (158)             42
2. SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)   32SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
3. WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)      17      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        10
5. ASTRONOMICAL (391)           6      WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)     1   0  0  100   1/ 3 EQUESTORS (158)           9  6 1
 2- 1 RAGE OF ANGELS (361)      35  12  1 74.5   2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 3/ 3*ASTRONOMICAL (391)         6   3  1 66.7   3/ 1 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  5  7 0
 4/ 4 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  84  63  9 57.1   4/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  2 0
 5/ 5 DEATH THREAT (376)        96  73 14 56.8   5/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4  8 0
 6/ 6 CROC FILES (374)         176 146 14 54.7   6/ 6*ASTRONOMICAL (391)        3  2 0
 7/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      253 251 20 50.2   7/ 7 DEATH THREAT (376)        2  3 1
 8/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          486 539 37 47.4   8/ 0*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)    1  0 0
 9/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     190 257  7 42.5   9- 9 RAGE OF ANGELS (361)      0  1 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 496): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon LAPUR, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at SHREW CAN IT BE NOW left the arena 
dejected, after being kicked out of the top spot by EQUESTORS.  Good show!  EQUESTORS 
had cause to celebrate, after MACRINUS got 30 points by beating COOKIE.  Win some, 
lose some.  Speaking of which, MACRINUS was winsome, after beating COOKIE and seeing 
her lose 25 points.  ENOSHIMA found out being LAPUR's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and 
berries, receiving 4 challenges!  SCORPUS found out that LAPUR isn't a democracy.  
You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who was the warrior seen charging 
into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of EQUESTORS should take up 
some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good breeding 
scorns the "warriors" of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW, so did that sorry team shy from 
EQUESTORS Willing to win at any cost is CASSIE, who challenged WALKS SOFTLY, 10 
points junior.  Our sympathies, WALKS SOFTLY!  I thought CASSIE showed great skill 
and promise when she bested WALKS SOFTLY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for LAPUR?  On that giddy 
note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENOSHIMA 4349                28   9  0   112       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCORPUS 4393                 23  21  2   101       EQUESTORS (158)
 MACRINUS 4452                14  12  3    99       EQUESTORS (158)
 SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747      12   9  0    98       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 LUCIUS 4406                  21  17  2    96       EQUESTORS (158)
 TALL TREE 4380               20  29  0    92       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       9   9  2    92       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MUCIANUS 4478                14  10  1    85       EQUESTORS (158)
 ACCO 4535                     8   5  0    77       CROC FILES (374)
 MASHED SHREW 4552             5   2  1    75       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAST SHREW 3513             12   9  1    66       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY 4537                     6   7  0    55       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
-MACHIGAI 4506                10   2  0    48       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BLACK TIGER 4436              9  20  0    47       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-KOJIRO 4456                   6   3  1    40       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 GALILEO GALILEI 4526          4   1  0    38       ASTRONOMICAL (391)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONETOOTH 4560               4   3  0    31       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONOSUKE 4559                  3   4  0    29       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 AMIE 4564                     3   2  0    27       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REVENGE 4204                  1   0  0    21       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
 SMAUG 4573                    1   0  0    17       WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
 CASSIE 4574                   2   0  0    15       CROC FILES (374)
 CHARLIE 4555                  2   6  0    12       CROC FILES (374)
-TYCHO BRAHE 4527              2   2  1     9       ASTRONOMICAL (391)
 SINK HOLE 4565                2   2  0     8       DEATH THREAT (376)
-QUICK DEATH 4544              2   2  0     8       DEATH THREAT (376)
 CRISPUS 4562                  1   5  0     8       EQUESTORS (158)
-RETRIBUTION 4206              1   1  0     7       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             0   3  0     3       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LUCY 4563              2  2 0 CROC FILES 374        THE PLAGUE 4519       478 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mashed Shrew -- Fast little thing, aren't you?  But I got you that time! -- Tall
Tree, mashing shrews before breakfast

Tiny -- There should be a law against being that small. -- Black Tiger

Tycho Brahe -- (stony snarl) -- Stonetooth

Cassie -- Darn, I just can't seem to sneak up on you Crocs. -- Walks Softly

Congratulations to Cookie. -- Uncle Wolf and the (reluctant) rest of the Cardow
Hunters
P.S.  They're only reluctant because word has come back that there are too many Crocs
on the Isle now.  I say better on the Isle than here!

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MASHED SHREW was unbelievably bested by TALL TREE in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
GALILEO GALILEI overcame ONOSUKE in a 4 minute gory Challenge match.
CASSIE viciously subdued WALKS SOFTLY in a 2 minute gory amateur's Challenge brawl.
ENOSHIMA defeated SCORPUS in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's Title match.
COOKIE was vanquished by MACRINUS in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
ACCO was overpowered by SHORT-TAILED SHREW in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LUCIUS defeated DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 2 minute uneven melee.
MUCIANUS vanquished TINY in a 1 minute uneven duel.
LEAST SHREW overpowered BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
STONETOOTH defeated CHARLIE in a exciting 2 minute fight.
CRISPUS was handily defeated by AMIE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
SINK HOLE was bested by SMAUG in a 4 minute bloody conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  30 -  5      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  26 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  25 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         4 -  10 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   6 -  0      14  |

Turn 480 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ENOSHIMA 4349              28   9  0  112 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
BASHING ATTACK   SCORPUS 4393               23  21  2  101 EQUESTORS (158)
SLASHING ATTACK  SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747    12   9  0   98 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIUS 4406                21  17  2   96 EQUESTORS (158)
STRIKING ATTACK  ACCO 4535                   8   5  0   77 CROC FILES (374)
PARRY-STRIKE     MASHED SHREW 4552           5   2  1   75 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
WALL OF STEEL    GALILEO GALILEI 4526        4   1  0   38 ASTRONOMICAL (391)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LUCIUS 4406.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MASHED SHREW 4552.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCORPUS 4393, STONETOOTH 
4560, ONOSUKE 4559, CASSIE 4574, SMAUG 4573, TALL TREE 4380, GALILEO GALILEI 4526, 
LUCIUS 4406, AMIE 4564, and SINK HOLE 4565.

The least popular fighter this week was CRISPUS 4562.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLACK TIGER 4436, TINY 4537, ACCO 4535, CHARLIE 4555, WALKS SOFTLY 
4568, MUCIANUS 4478, SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747, MACRINUS 4452, ENOSHIMA 4349, and LEAST 
SHREW 3513.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

COOKIE (29-4455) CROC FILES (374)