DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2004    Duedate: 08/31/2004

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACRINUS
EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4452) [16-12-3,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACRINUS                       SMAUG
EQUESTORS (158)                WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
(29-4452) [16-12-3,103]        (29-4573) [3-0-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         LUCIUS
EQUESTORS (158)                EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4406) [21-19-2,90]         (29-4406) [21-19-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            38
2. WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)      19SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
3. DEATH THREAT (376)          15      Unchartered Team
4. DARK GLORY (395)            12
5. SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)    5      DARK GLORY (395)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DARK GLORY (395)           5   0  0  100   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)          10  5 1
 2/ 2*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)     3   0  0  100   2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 3- 4*ASTRONOMICAL (391)         6   3  1 66.7   3/ 5*DARK GLORY (395)          5  0 0
 4/ 5 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  87  66  9 56.9   4/ 4 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  5  5 0
 5/ 6 DEATH THREAT (376)        97  77 14 55.7   5/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5  7 0
 6/ 7 CROC FILES (374)         181 151 14 54.5   6/ 7*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)    3  0 0
 7/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      253 255 20 49.8   7- 8*ASTRONOMICAL (391)        1  0 0
 8/ 9 EQUESTORS (158)          493 542 38 47.6   8/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       1  5 0
 9/10 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     193 262  7 42.4   9/ 9 DEATH THREAT (376)        1  5 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 498): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): OBSIDIAN of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): WANDERING MONSTERS (Dungeonmaster, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): 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  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, 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 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, 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  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
                (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LAPUR!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  SMAUG caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested STONETOOTH and was awarded 19 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DEADLY ASSASSIN put down 
MUCIANUS, causing him to lose 19 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
LEAST SHREW made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious SCORPUS.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels 
this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LAPUR.  LAPUR, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy guilds 
is EQUESTORS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  If you didn't 
look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of SHREW CAN IT BE NOW 
last week.  Busy avoiding EQUESTORS?  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  WALKS SOFTLY take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
LAPUR.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
MASHED SHREW posted a challenge against the more highly recognized TALL TREE.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand MASHED SHREW was subdued by TALL TREE.  
Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but mention with 
disdain the name of TINY who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 11 
points below in the rankings.  I thought TINY showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame BLACK TIGER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in LAPUR.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, 
indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await 
me!  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                  
 MACRINUS 4452                16  12  3   103       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                28   9  0   112       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747      12   9  0    98       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 TALL TREE 4380               22  29  0    96       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  19  2    90       EQUESTORS (158)
 MUCIANUS 4478                15  11  2    81       EQUESTORS (158)
 MASHED SHREW 4552             5   4  1    74       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 LEAST SHREW 3513             13  10  1    71       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY 4537                     8   7  0    66       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMIE 4564                     5   2  0    52       CROC FILES (374)
-MACHIGAI 4506                10   3  0    49       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 4436              9  22  0    49       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 SMAUG 4573                    3   0  0    43       WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-GALILEO GALILEI 4526          4   1  0    38       ASTRONOMICAL (391)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOJIRO 4456                   6   4  1    30       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CRISPUS 4562                  3   5  0    25       EQUESTORS (158)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONETOOTH 4560               5   4  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 BARNEY 4582                   1   1  0    20       CROC FILES (374)
 LEXINGTON 4580                2   0  0    19       DARK GLORY (395)
 LOUISVILLE 4579               2   0  0    19       DARK GLORY (395)
 CHARLIE 4555                  3   7  0    16       CROC FILES (374)
 ONOSUKE 4559                  3   6  0    15       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CASSIE 4574                   3   1  0    14       CROC FILES (374)
 CYANIDE 4567                  0   2  0    14       DEATH THREAT (376)
 EBOLA 4581                    1   0  0    10       DEATH THREAT (376)
-NASHVILLE 4577                1   0  0    10       DARK GLORY (395)
-TYCHO BRAHE 4527              2   2  1     9       ASTRONOMICAL (391)
-QUICK DEATH 4544              2   2  0     8       DEATH THREAT (376)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             0   5  0     5       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LUCY 4588                     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         
SINK HOLE 4565         2  4 0 DEATH THREAT 376      DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   482 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mashed Shrew -- Look, kid, you don't want to get right up beside me and then try to
chop me down.  If I come down and land on you, you'll be "mashed shrew" for sure.
(pause to examine his opponent critically)  And that's happened to you before, hasn't
it? -- Tall Tree

Tiny -- Damn, you're so small, you slip right through my claws.  I'll have to get a
net for next time. -- Black Tiger

Smaug -- (coughing and choking, eyes watering)  If they'd just stop running their
infernal combustion engines, you'd be dead. -- Walks Softly

Cassie -- The teeth that bite, you know? -- Stonetooth

Okay, not much in the way of personals from us this time, but what do you expect?
Talking to the echo is boring. -- Uncle Wolf and the Cardow Hunters

Croc Files -- I await your masked avenger. -- Mucianus

Croc Files -- You really didn't expect him to survive, did you?  I mean around here
they drill holes in your head to let the demons out or use those nasty little leeches
to bleed you.  Modern health care it ain't. -- Mucianus

Lapur -- Hail and farewell!  I leave for better or worse.  I was a basher, 20(+1), 8,
8, 16(+1), 11, 13(+1), 11(+1).  Expert in Init, Adv. Exp in Att and Exp. in decise.
-- Scorpus

To the 'individuals' doing match-ups at RSI -- Least Shrew (66 points and 21 FE)
against Machigai (48 points and 12 FE)!  Yah!!  Now there's a fair fight!  18 points
and 9 FE worth of difference!  Who did you really expect was going to win, people??
First, you completely ignored my avoids and then you make a match-up with a foregone
conclusion.  Perhaps if you really want to do me this badly, then you might try to
kiss me first.  How about looking at the fact that this points system is an abject
failure.  Can we possibly do that someday??

Amie -- Luck!!  Just pure luck, dog woman!  There'll be another time, you and me.  Or
perhaps you'll do us all a favor and just DIE before then. -- Onosuke

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

SINK HOLE was viciously butchered by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CYANIDE lost to LOUISVILLE in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
MASHED SHREW was outwaited by TALL TREE in a dull 7 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TINY devastated BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SMAUG overpowered STONETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LEXINGTON devastated WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
BARNEY devastated ONOSUKE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SCORPUS handily defeated LEAST SHREW in a 1 minute uneven fight.
MACRINUS won victory over DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven Title duel.
MUCIANUS was viciously subdued by DEADLY ASSASSIN in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
LUCIUS was viciously subdued by PENNILESS LORD in a exciting 3 minute veteran's bout.
KOJIRO was devastated by AMIE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
CHARLIE was subdued by CRISPUS in a 1 minute brawl.
CASSIE beat IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
EBOLA overpowered LUCY in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  30 -  3      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  20 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  23 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  11 -  1      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 482 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    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MACRINUS 4452              16  12  3  103 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIUS 4406                21  19  2   90 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-STRIKE     MASHED SHREW 4552           5   4  1   74 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEAST SHREW 3513           13  10  1   71 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AMIE 4564                   5   2  0   52 CROC FILES (374)
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 
LUCIUS 4406.  The ten other most popular fighters were MUCIANUS 4478, SINK HOLE 4565, 
AMIE 4564, CYANIDE 4567, CRISPUS 4562, TINY 4537, SMAUG 4573, MACRINUS 4452, CASSIE 
4574, and EBOLA 4581.

The least popular fighter this week was TALL TREE 4380.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LUCY 4588, CHARLIE 4555, KOJIRO 4456, LEAST SHREW 3513, ONOSUKE 4559, 
WALKS SOFTLY 4568, STONETOOTH 4560, BLACK TIGER 4436, MASHED SHREW 4552, and 
LOUISVILLE 4579.

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

SCORPUS (29-4393) EQUESTORS (158)

                                FACE-TO-FACE XXXIV

     Our next Winter Face-to-Face will be held on Martin Luther King weekend, Friday 
through Sunday, 14-16 January 2005, at the Embassy Suites in Tempe, Arizona (4400 S 
Rural Rd--this is the same hotel as last year).  Room rates are $139.00 per night, 
1-4 occupancy, which includes breakfast.  The rooms are blocked.  The reservations 
number is 480-897-7444; tell them you're with the "Reality Simulations Face to Face 
Convention" block.  Our room block will be released in mid-December, so please make 
sure you reserve your room before then! 
     Room rates include a full cooked-to-order breakfast and a complimentary two-hour 
manager's reception.  There is a free shuttle to the airport, as well as free parking.  
The hotel is located down the freeway in Tempe.  All rooms have high speed internet 
(for an extra charge).  There is a fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool, and of course a 
bar and Mexican restaurant inside the hotel.  And there's Denny's right across the 
street.  Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.
     The tournament information sheet/strategy sheet should be out sometime in late 
November/early December. 
     If you haven't been to a Face-to-Face before, you're overdue.  If you have, 
you'll be back.  Don't miss this one, it'll be a blast!  See you there! 

                                          -- Green Eyes and the RSI Staff