DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/04/2004    Duedate: 08/17/2004

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCORPUS
EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4393) [24-21-2,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCORPUS                        SMAUG
EQUESTORS (158)                WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
(29-4393) [24-21-2,103]        (29-4573) [2-0-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         LEAST SHREW
EQUESTORS (158)                SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
(29-4406) [21-18-2,89]         (29-3513) [13-9-1,73]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK GLORY (395)            36
2. EQUESTORS (158)             24SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
3. DEATH THREAT (376)          14      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        12
5. SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)   10      DARK GLORY (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DARK GLORY (395)           3   0  0  100   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)          10  5 1
 2/ 1*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)     2   0  0  100   2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 3- 2 RAGE OF ANGELS (361)      35  12  1 74.5   3/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      6  6 0
 4- 3*ASTRONOMICAL (391)         6   3  1 66.7   4/ 3 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  5  6 0
 5/ 4 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  86  64  9 57.3   5/ 0*DARK GLORY (395)          3  0 0
 6/ 5 DEATH THREAT (376)        96  75 14 56.1   6/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  3 0
 7/ 6 CROC FILES (374)         178 149 14 54.4   7/ 8*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)    2  0 0
 8/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      253 253 20 50.0   8- 6*ASTRONOMICAL (391)        1  2 0
 9/ 8 EQUESTORS (158)          490 540 38 47.6   9/ 7 DEATH THREAT (376)        0  4 0
10/ 9 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     192 259  7 42.6  10- 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 497): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, 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 356): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, 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 356): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, 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.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, 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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LAPUR brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  I can just hear all the boasts coming 
in DARK GLORY's next personal ads.  Their first turn they went 3-0-0.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see MUCIANUS win a fight and gain 15 points, 
terribly.  Tsk, tsk, AMIE beat ONOSUKE and ONOSUKE lost 10 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, ENOSHIMA has lost the 
Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, 
in with the new, as SCORPUS takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, LAPUR?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  LAPUR, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  CROC FILES the most avoided team?  What 
insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was SHREW CAN IT BE NOW.  Ha ha ha ha! 
Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, STONETOOTH was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have SMAUG in a challenge, going down 14 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought SMAUG showed great skill and promise 
when he beat WALKS SOFTLY.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for LAPUR's 
morgue.  More variety.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  ACCO, a glorious 8-5-0 fighter, 
has passed away.  Gee, too bad CROC FILES.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only 
shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     What does the LAPUR arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of LAPUR.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCORPUS 4393                 24  21  2   103       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                28   9  0   112       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MACRINUS 4452                15  12  3   101       EQUESTORS (158)
 MUCIANUS 4478                15  10  2   100       EQUESTORS (158)
-SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747      12   9  0    98       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 TALL TREE 4380               21  29  0    94       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       9   9  2    92       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCIUS 4406                  21  18  2    89       EQUESTORS (158)
 MASHED SHREW 4552             5   3  1    74       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 LEAST SHREW 3513             13   9  1    73       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY 4537                     7   7  0    59       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIGAI 4506                10   3  0    49       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BLACK TIGER 4436              9  21  0    48       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-KOJIRO 4456                   6   3  1    40       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 STONETOOTH 4560               5   3  0    39       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMIE 4564                     4   2  0    38       CROC FILES (374)
-GALILEO GALILEI 4526          4   1  0    38       ASTRONOMICAL (391)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMAUG 4573                    2   0  0    24       WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REVENGE 4204                  1   0  0    21       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
 CRISPUS 4562                  2   5  0    20       EQUESTORS (158)
 ONOSUKE 4559                  3   5  0    19       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CHARLIE 4555                  3   6  0    16       CROC FILES (374)
 LOUISVILLE 4579               1   0  0    15       DARK GLORY (395)
 CYANIDE 4567                  0   1  0    13       DEATH THREAT (376)
 LEXINGTON 4580                1   0  0    11       DARK GLORY (395)
 CASSIE 4574                   2   1  0    10       CROC FILES (374)
 NASHVILLE 4577                1   0  0    10       DARK GLORY (395)
-TYCHO BRAHE 4527              2   2  1     9       ASTRONOMICAL (391)
 SINK HOLE 4565                2   3  0     9       DEATH THREAT (376)
-QUICK DEATH 4544              2   2  0     8       DEATH THREAT (376)
-RETRIBUTION 4206              1   1  0     7       RAGE OF ANGELS (361)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             0   4  0     4       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BARNEY 4582                   0   1  0     1       CROC FILES (374)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ACCO 4535              8  6 0 CROC FILES 374        MUCIANUS 4478         481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mashed Shrew -- I consider your name a provocation.  Practically a COMMAND to mash
you.  I hope you will note how I did not do it in a thorough and fatal fashion?  I
think I showed great restraint there. -- Tall Tree

Cassie -- (wincing)  No matter how hard I tried, I just couldn't sneak up on you.
You Crocs are just too violent for me. -- Walks Softly

Least Shrew -- You're a nasty little runt is what YOU are.  But (virtuous look) you'd
hardly make a mouthful for me, so I forwent the pleasure of eating you. -- Black
Tiger

Charlie -- Everywhere we look, there are either Crocs or Shews.  It's enough to give
a man a very biased view of things. -- Stonetooth
P.S.  But you will note that your reptilian hide is not proof against a good sharp
stone.

We want you all to know how much we appreciate your assistance to our personals
writing.  If you had written anything, we would have had to get out the magnifying
glass and attempted to read the newsletter, but that is unnecessary.  Just the
fights, and we're done.  It's a big help, a real timesaver.  Go on and remain silent.
-- Uncle Wolf and the Cardow Hunters

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!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ACCO was dealt death by MUCIANUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
MASHED SHREW was outwaited by TALL TREE in a 7 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TINY defeated BLACK TIGER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
AMIE overpowered ONOSUKE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SMAUG devastated WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
CASSIE was devastated by STONETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SINK HOLE was overcome by CHARLIE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MACRINUS overcame VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a action packed 2 minute expert's melee.
LUCIUS was savagely defeated by DEADLY ASSASSIN in a popular 3 minute uneven duel.
SCORPUS savagely defeated PENNILESS LORD in a 2 minute gory veteran's Title melee.
LEAST SHREW savagely defeated MACHIGAI in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
CRISPUS bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute battle.
CYANIDE was devastated by LEXINGTON in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
NASHVILLE handily defeated BARNEY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LOUISVILLE overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a dull 3 minute uneven struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    37 -  29 -  3      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  15 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  23 -  2      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 481 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     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   SCORPUS 4393               24  21  2  103 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIUS 4406                21  18  2   89 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-STRIKE     MASHED SHREW 4552           5   3  1   74 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEAST SHREW 3513           13   9  1   73 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              10   3  0   49 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
PARRY-LUNGE      STONETOOTH 4560             5   3  0   39 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
STRIKING ATTACK  AMIE 4564                   4   2  0   38 CROC FILES (374)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 
LEAST SHREW 3513.  The ten other most popular fighters were TINY 4537, MACRINUS 4452, 
SCORPUS 4393, MUCIANUS 4478, SMAUG 4573, STONETOOTH 4560, LUCIUS 4406, CRISPUS 4562, 
SINK HOLE 4565, and CHARLIE 4555.

The least popular fighter this week was TALL TREE 4380.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LOUISVILLE 4579, CYANIDE 4567, MACHIGAI 4506, CASSIE 4574, WALKS SOFTLY 
4568, ONOSUKE 4559, BLACK TIGER 4436, MASHED SHREW 4552, BARNEY 4582, and LEXINGTON 
4580.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SCORPUS (29-4393) EQUESTORS (158)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI