DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/19/2005    Duedate: 02/01/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-493

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LEXINGTON
DARK GLORY (395)
(29-4580) [10-1-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LEXINGTON                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK GLORY (395)               
(29-4580) [10-1-0,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK TIGER                    QUICK STINGER
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4436) [13-29-0,68]         (29-4600) [3-4-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EQUESTORS (158)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            26
2. EQUESTORS (158)             22      DARK GLORY (395)
3. DARK GLORY (395)            19      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         8
5. BLACK SAMURAI (166)          5       (153)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK GLORY (395)          17   4  0 81.0   1/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 1
 2- 2*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       18  11  1 62.1   2- 2*ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       7  2 1
 3- 3 DEATH THREAT (376)       103  83 14 55.4   3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5  8 0
 4/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         205 182 14 53.0   4/ 7 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       4  2 0
 5/ 5 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      268 261 20 50.7   5/ 4 DARK GLORY (395)          4  2 0
 6/ 6 EQUESTORS (158)          530 559 43 48.7   6/ 6 CROC FILES (374)          4 11 0
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     210 290  7 42.0   7- 5 DEATH THREAT (376)        2  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 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in LAPUR this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  BLACK SAMURAI stable has parlayed this turn's 
2-0-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 4th place.  Good 
work, guys!  And let's see, TETRICUS fought STONETOOTH and gained 19 points and 
contributed to EQUESTORS' 3-2-1.  DOMITIAN has lost to STRIKE BREAKER, falling 10 
points, while helping make EQUESTORS a 3-2-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and LEXINGTON remains LAPUR's top warrior for another turn.  
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Burning Tree?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the ANGRY ANIMALS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on LAPUR, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding ANGRY ANIMALS more than any other team we find BLACK SAMURAI.  LAPUR, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was CARDOW HUNTERS' warrior BLACK TIGER.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  JUNIBAN of BLACK SAMURAI had better have a good reason 
for challenging down 15 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought JUNIBAN showed 
great skill and promise when he won victory over MURRY.  All right, so I slept 
through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that LAPUR has 
more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in LAPUR again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEXINGTON 4580               10   1  0   131       DARK GLORY (395)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                29  10  0    97       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MACHIGAI 4506                15   3  0    83       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CASSIE 4574                  10   5  0    76       CROC FILES (374)
 DOMITIAN 4594                 8   3  1    72       EQUESTORS (158)
 BLACK TIGER 4436             13  29  0    68       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIGHTING COCK 4514            7   2  0    61       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STUBBORN ASS 4517             5   3  0    47       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 KOJIRO 4456                   9   6  1    46       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 CHARLIE 4555                  9  12  0    44       CROC FILES (374)
 TETRICUS 4601                 5   1  1    43       EQUESTORS (158)
-CHUBON 4381                   3   3  0    42       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 STONETOOTH 4560              10  10  0    40       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NASHVILLE 4577                4   1  0    33       DARK GLORY (395)
 QUICK STINGER 4600            3   4  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-EBOLA 4581                    4   0  0    31       DEATH THREAT (376)
-PINK EYE 4575                 2   2  0    30       DEATH THREAT (376)
 LUCY 4588                     5   7  0    29       CROC FILES (374)
 LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLIENUS 4607                3   1  1    23       EQUESTORS (158)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             3  13  0    22       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-BITTER BEETLE 4611            2   0  0    22       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BARNEY 4582                   4   9  0    21       CROC FILES (374)
 JUNIBAN 4599                  6   2  0    20       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 MARIUS 4602                   4   1  0    20       EQUESTORS (158)
 MURRY 4608                    0   3  0     3       CROC FILES (374)
-TESTY TITMOUSE 4610           0   1  0     1       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HYDROPONICUS 4550      0  1 0 BLUNT FORCE 393       TETRICUS 4601         489 NOT REVE
YELLOW DOG 4619        0  1 0 CARDOW HUNTERS 359    GALLIENUS 4607        493         
AMIE 4564              8  7 0 CROC FILES 374        LUCIUS 4406           490 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cassie -- You know, I was just thinking about names, and if mine means anything, I
should probably be a troll!  Glad I'm not. -- Stonetooth

Nashville -- (smugly)  I'm dark and glorious, myself. -- Black Tiger

Marius -- (frowning)  I seem to have a problem with my aim.  I'm glad you didn't die
of those stings. -- Quick Stinger

Barney -- Just call me... Walks Softly and Beats Up Purple Lizards

T Hawk -- I may get an episode written, or maybe not, as at the time this comes due,
I will be trekking over the Continental Divide. -- the Scribe

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CASSIE devastated BLACK TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
JUNIBAN outwaited MURRY in a dull 12 minute Challenge battle.
LEXINGTON demolished LUCIUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven Title fight.
DOMITIAN was narrowly defeated by STRIKE BREAKER in a 2 minute brutal fight.
CHARLIE devastated WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
STONETOOTH was overpowered by TETRICUS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KOJIRO bested LUCY in a popular 1 minute competition.
QUICK STINGER overcame LOUISVILLE in a action packed 4 minute melee.
BARNEY lost to MARIUS in a action packed 1 minute veteran vs. beginner upset duel.
GALLIENUS slew YELLOW DOG in a action packed 5 minute gory novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    21 -   9 -  3      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  19 -  2      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  17 -  0      23  |

Turn 493 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LEXINGTON 4580             10   1  0  131 DARK GLORY (395)
BASHING ATTACK   DOMITIAN 4594               8   3  1   72 EQUESTORS (158)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK TIGER 4436.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was QUICK STINGER 4600.  The ten other most popular fighters were YELLOW DOG 
4619, GALLIENUS 4607, CASSIE 4574, LEXINGTON 4580, DOMITIAN 4594, CHARLIE 4555, 
KOJIRO 4456, BARNEY 4582, MARIUS 4602, and TETRICUS 4601.

The least popular fighter this week was JUNIBAN 4599.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MURRY 4608, LOUISVILLE 4579, STONETOOTH 4560, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, BLACK 
TIGER 4436, LUCY 4588, TETRICUS 4601, MARIUS 4602, BARNEY 4582, and KOJIRO 4456.

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

LUCIUS (29-4406) EQUESTORS (158)