DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/15/2004    Duedate: 09/28/2004

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MACRINUS
EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4452) [18-12-3,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MACRINUS                       SMAUG
EQUESTORS (158)                WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
(29-4452) [18-12-3,120]        (29-4573) [4-0-0,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LUCIUS                         AMIE
EQUESTORS (158)                CROC FILES (374)
(29-4406) [22-20-2,94]         (29-4564) [5-4-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

 (153)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            46
2. EQUESTORS (158)             16SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
3. WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)      15      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        13
5. DEATH THREAT (376)          13      WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)     4   0  0  100   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           9  6 0
 2/ 1*DARK GLORY (395)           6   1  0 85.7   2/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          9  6 0
 3/ 3 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  88  69  9 56.1   3/ 3*DARK GLORY (395)          3  1 0
 4/ 4 DEATH THREAT (376)        99  79 14 55.6   4/ 8 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       3  4 0
 5/ 5 CROC FILES (374)         187 155 14 54.7   5/ 7 DEATH THREAT (376)        3  4 0
 6/ 6 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      256 257 20 49.9   6/ 5 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      3  9 0
 7/ 7 EQUESTORS (158)          499 546 38 47.8   7/ 6*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)    2  0 0
 8/ 0 ECHL-EAST (313)           10  13  0 43.5   8/ 4 SHREW CAN IT BE NO (309)  2  5 0
 9/ 8 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     195 268  7 42.1   9/ 0 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  0 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 500): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): MACRINUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): BULL FROG of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 500): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): DRYNN'S PRETTIES (Drynn, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): NOMENKLATURE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 499): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 470): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
                            MOUNTAIN GOAT of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LAPUR!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
SHREW CAN IT BE NOW, whose 0-2-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 8th.  BLACK SAMURAI 
stable has parlayed this turn's 2-1-0 into a 4 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 4th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, SMAUG fought TINY and 
gained 15 points and contributed to WYRMS OF SCOURGE's 1-0-0.  TINY has lost to 
SMAUG, falling 10 points, while helping make SHREW CAN IT BE NOW a 0-2-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and MACRINUS remains LAPUR's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Warty Toad until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the CROC FILES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided CROC FILES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was SHREW 
CAN IT BE NOW.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was CARDOW 
HUNTERS' warrior BLACK TIGER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say sometimes), CHARLIE 
challenged BLACK TIGER today, facing a 28 difference in recognition.  And now nobody 
knows where BLACK TIGER is right now, after giving CHARLIE 24 points worth of 
recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  MACHIGAI of BLACK SAMURAI had better 
have a good reason for challenging down 8 points in a challenge which he won.  I 
thought MACHIGAI showed great skill and promise when he defeated AMIE.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in LAPUR and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACRINUS 4452                18  12  3   120       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                28   9  0   112       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MUCIANUS 4478                17  11  2   100       EQUESTORS (158)
-SHORT-TAILED SHREW 3747      12   9  0    98       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 TALL TREE 4380               22  31  0    97       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 LUCIUS 4406                  22  20  2    94       EQUESTORS (158)
-SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719       9   9  2    92       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEAST SHREW 3513             14  11  1    80       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
-MASHED SHREW 4552             5   4  1    74       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MACHIGAI 4506                12   3  0    61       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 SMAUG 4573                    4   0  0    58       WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK TIGER 4436             10  23  0    53       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AMIE 4564                     5   4  0    52       CROC FILES (374)
 TINY 4537                     8   9  0    51       SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
 CHARLIE 4555                  5   7  0    48       CROC FILES (374)
 BARNEY 4582                   3   1  0    47       CROC FILES (374)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 KOJIRO 4456                   7   5  1    34       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONETOOTH 4560               6   5  0    30       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEXINGTON 4580                3   0  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK DEATH 4544              3   3  0    23       DEATH THREAT (376)
-EBOLA 4581                    2   0  0    22       DEATH THREAT (376)
 CASSIE 4574                   4   2  0    21       CROC FILES (374)
 LOUISVILLE 4579               2   1  0    19       DARK GLORY (395)
 CRISPUS 4562                  3   7  0    16       EQUESTORS (158)
-CYANIDE 4567                  0   2  0    14       DEATH THREAT (376)
 ARCH BISHOP 4288              1   0  0    11       ECHL-EAST (313)
-NASHVILLE 4577                1   0  0    10       DARK GLORY (395)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             0   7  0     7       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 DOMITIAN 4594                 1   1  0     6       EQUESTORS (158)
 LUCY 4588                     1   2  0     5       CROC FILES (374)
 PINK EYE 4575                 0   1  0     5       DEATH THREAT (376)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ONOSUKE 4559           3  7 0 BLACK SAMURAI 166     DUSKBLOOD TROLL 383   484 NONE    
ACCO 4535              8  6 0 CROC FILES 374        MUCIANUS 4478         481         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Macrinus -- Ow!  I didn't realize you were a lumberman in an earlier life.  Or maybe
a pile driver.  Depending on whether I'm feeling like a fallen tree or stake driven
deep into the ground.... -- Tall Tree

Kojiro -- You have met the paws that refreshes, er defleshes, the jaws that bite.
Good try, tough.  I salute you, but watch out--I haven't shredded a couch in a while,
and you're lying on one there in the Infirmary.... -- Black Tiger, just an ol'
pussycat at heart

Lucy -- Damned reptile!  We shouldn't have given You the vote, either.  There's too
much cold-bloodedness around as it is. -- Walks Softly and falls hard

Ebola -- For some reason, I feel worse now that the fight's well behind me than I did
right afterward.  Did you...gods, you DID!  You INFECTED me with something!
Aaaaaaaaaa! -- Stonetooth, long-standing hypochondriac

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ONOSUKE was dealt death by DUSKBLOOD TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LOUISVILLE was bested by KOJIRO in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
MACHIGAI outlasted AMIE in a exciting 10 minute Challenge melee.
CHARLIE overpowered BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
CASSIE devastated WALKS SOFTLY in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MACRINUS subdued TALL TREE in a action packed 4 minute master's Title competition.
LUCIUS bested DEADLY ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory mismatched match.
LEAST SHREW was handily defeated by MUCIANUS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TINY was unbelievably bested by SMAUG in a popular 2 minute duel.
BARNEY won victory over THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 3 minute gory duel.
QUICK DEATH overpowered LUCY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
STONETOOTH overpowered CRISPUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
LEXINGTON devastated DOMITIAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PINK EYE was demolished by ARCH BISHOP in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  18 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  27 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  21 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   7 -  0       0  |

Turn 484 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         2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MACRINUS 4452              18  12  3  120 EQUESTORS (158)
LUNGING ATTACK   LUCIUS 4406                22  20  2   94 EQUESTORS (158)
SLASHING ATTACK  LEAST SHREW 3513           14  11  1   80 SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (309)
TOTAL PARRY      MACHIGAI 4506              12   3  0   61 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  AMIE 4564                   5   4  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 
AMIE 4564.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACRINUS 4452, BARNEY 4582, 
LUCIUS 4406, TINY 4537, KOJIRO 4456, SMAUG 4573, CASSIE 4574, TALL TREE 4380, 
STONETOOTH 4560, and LEXINGTON 4580.

The least popular fighter this week was MACHIGAI 4506.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PINK EYE 4575, DOMITIAN 4594, CRISPUS 4562, LUCY 4588, LEAST SHREW 
3513, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, BLACK TIGER 4436, LOUISVILLE 4579, ONOSUKE 4559, and QUICK 
DEATH 4544.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MACRINUS (29-4452) EQUESTORS (158)