DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2005    Duedate: 06/21/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DOMITIAN
EQUESTORS (158)
(29-4594) [13-8-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DOMITIAN                       HYDROPONICUS
EQUESTORS (158)                BLUNT FORCE (393)
(29-4594) [13-8-1,109]         (29-4605) [3-0-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DOMITIAN                       SMAUG
EQUESTORS (158)                WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
(29-4594) [13-8-1,109]         (29-4573) [4-1-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CROC FILES (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AGE OF EMPIRES (404)        47
2. ANGRY ANIMALS (390)         41      ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
3. BLUNT FORCE (393)           26      Unchartered Team
4. CROC FILES (374)            18
5. EQUESTORS (158)             10      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)     4   1  0 80.0   1/ 2 CROC FILES (374)         10  5 0
 2/ 1 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       28  19  1 59.6   2/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           8  7 0
 3/ 0*BLUNT FORCE (393)          6   5  1 54.5   3/ 5 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)       6  4 0
 4/ 3 CROC FILES (374)         227 210 14 51.9   4/ 6*AGE OF EMPIRES (404)      5  5 0
 5/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)      288 272 20 51.4   5/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      4 11 0
 6/ 8*AGE OF EMPIRES (404)       5   5  0 50.0   6/ 4 BLACK SAMURAI (166)       2  3 0
 7/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)          559 579 43 49.1   7/ 0*BLUNT FORCE (393)         1  0 0
 8/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     227 323  7 41.3   8- 8 ECHL-EAST (313)           0  1 0
 9- 7 ECHL-EAST (313)           10  15  0 40.0   9/ 0*WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)    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 516): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): DARK MAGICIAN of LET'S DUEL! (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): DOMITIAN of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): TERRIBLE TWO of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): SUCCOTASH of VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): THE BLOB of HORROR FILMS from ARUAK CITY (Garfield)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 501): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): MAGOG of DARQUE FORCES (Darque Forces, mgr.)
                   (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
                     (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Say good-bye 
to EQUESTORS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by the CROC FILES 
stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for HYDROPONICUS, who flew up 26 points in the 
rankings after mashing MARIUS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Well, 
everybody's pal DOMITIAN moved his record to 13-8-1 by defeating KOJIRO in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 12 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the LAPUR arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad EQUESTORS?  Big bad EQUESTORS.  Big bad 
EQUESTORS.  LAPUR's afraid of the big bad EQUESTORS.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys 
like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause ANGRY ANIMALS beats feet every 
time EQUESTORS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of BLACK TIGER, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching 
display by a 'touched' warrior, WENDY went after STONETOOTH, who was higher by 20 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, WENDY bested STONETOOTH.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LAPUR have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide 
Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOMITIAN 4594                13   8  1   109       EQUESTORS (158)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENOSHIMA 4349                35  12  0   117       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
 BLACK TIGER 4436             18  34  0   101       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-MACHIGAI 4506                17   5  0    99       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIGHTING COCK 4514            9   3  0    85       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 KOJIRO 4456                  13   7  1    81       BLACK SAMURAI (166)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 WENDY 4657                    6   1  0    73       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STUBBORN ASS 4517             8   4  0    66       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 STONETOOTH 4560              14  16  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 JUNIBAN 4599                 14   2  0    57       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARLIE 4555                 12  19  0    55       CROC FILES (374)
 HYDROPONICUS 4605             3   0  0    52       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 GALLIENUS 4607               10   4  1    51       EQUESTORS (158)
 SMAUG 4573                    4   1  0    51       WYRMS OF SCOURGE (394)
 TETRICUS 4601                11   5  1    50       EQUESTORS (158)
 BITTER BEETLE 4611            4   2  0    44       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
 MARIUS 4602                  11   4  0    41       EQUESTORS (158)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             5  21  0    36       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK STINGER 4600            7  10  0    31       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CYRUS THE GREAT 4677          2   0  0    30       AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
 MOLLY 4645                    4   4  0    27       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUREOLUS 4631                 4   5  0    23       EQUESTORS (158)
 MURRY 4638                    4   5  0    17       CROC FILES (374)
 CAESAR 4679                   1   1  0    17       AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
 MAD DOG 4625                  2   8  0    14       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CROTCHETY CLAM 4639           2   1  0    14       ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
-CYBORG 420 4547               1   0  0     9       BLUNT FORCE (393)
 PHILP OF MACEDON 4678         1   1  0     7       AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
-ORATHAI 4598                  0   1  0     7       ECHL-EAST (313)
 CONSTANTINE 4682              1   0  0     5       AGE OF EMPIRES (404)
 ACCO 4680                     0   1  0     1       CROC FILES (374)
 AKUMU 4674                    0   1  0     1       BLACK SAMURAI (166)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DA 4681                0  1 0 AGE OF EMPIRES 404    HEINOUS BEAST 387     503 NONE    
TESTY TITMOUSE 4610    1  4 0 ANGRY ANIMALS 390     ARENAMASTER KYALL 388 503 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cardow Hunters -- Thanks.  Though I'm wondering if you're just glad that I'm gone....
--Cassie

Lapur -- 12-9-8-17-17-4-17; Can't Take (or carry) a lot; Normal Endurance, Good
Damage.  Master Ini/Def, Adv Ex Atk, Expert Rip. Short Spear, VH/VH Learn Defense, No
tactic.  It's been fun trying to eat you all, especially the Cardow Hunters. --Cassie

Black Tiger -- <groaning>  Let's try that again.... --Charlie

Charlie -- You didn't need more strength, wretched reptile, since your sole purpose
in life is to provide the material for lizard-skin boots. -- Black Tiger, reckless in
victory

Fighting Cock -- Well, listen, tell your manager that it's WRONG to make angry
golems.  It's DANGEROUS.  Who knows what it might lead to? -- Stonetooth

Marius -- (bows)  Well done, sir. -- Quick Stinger

Stubborn Ass -- Oh... I thought you were a manager, and it's strongly impressed on us
not to hit managers.  (sigh)  I didn't realize your true nature until it was too late
to recover the lost initiative, or whatever the proper phrase is. -- Walks Softly and
limps a lot

Molly -- Here a croc, there a croc, everywhere are crocs, and if you think I'm
getting anywhere near a bathtub, you can think again! -- Mad Dog

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TESTY TITMOUSE was butchered by ARENAMASTER KYALL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA was murdered by HEINOUS BEAST in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
FIGHTING COCK was savagely defeated by BLACK TIGER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
WENDY defeated STONETOOTH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
STUBBORN ASS vanquished CHARLIE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BITTER BEETLE overpowered WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PHILP OF MACEDON was defeated by MOLLY in a action packed 1 minute Challenge melee.
CAESAR vanquished MAD DOG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
CYRUS THE GREAT overpowered AUREOLUS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
DOMITIAN overpowered KOJIRO in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
SMAUG was overcome by JUNIBAN in a popular 6 minute bout.
QUICK STINGER was demolished by TETRICUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MARIUS was handily defeated by HYDROPONICUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided contest.
GALLIENUS unbelievably bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bout.
MURRY overcame IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 2 minute conflict.
CROTCHETY CLAM overpowered AKUMU in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ACCO was bested by CONSTANTINE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   8 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  19 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  21 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         AIMED BLOW         8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  14 -  2      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  26 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -  15 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  10 -  0       9  |

Turn 503 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    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         3  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DOMITIAN 4594              13   8  1  109 EQUESTORS (158)
PARRY-LUNGE      FIGHTING COCK 4514          9   3  0   85 ANGRY ANIMALS (390)
LUNGING ATTACK   KOJIRO 4456                13   7  1   81 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
STRIKING ATTACK  WENDY 4657                  6   1  0   73 CROC FILES (374)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNIBAN 4599               14   2  0   57 BLACK SAMURAI (166)
AIMED BLOW       HYDROPONICUS 4605           3   0  0   52 BLUNT FORCE (393)
WALL OF STEEL    GALLIENUS 4607             10   4  1   51 EQUESTORS (158)

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 DOMITIAN 4594.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SMAUG 4573.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK TIGER 4436, WENDY 
4657, HYDROPONICUS 4605, FIGHTING COCK 4514, MOLLY 4645, DOMITIAN 4594, STONETOOTH 
4560, STUBBORN ASS 4517, BITTER BEETLE 4611, and CAESAR 4679.

The least popular fighter this week was AKUMU 4674.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MARIUS 4602, QUICK STINGER 4600, KOJIRO 4456, AUREOLUS 4631, MAD DOG 
4625, WALKS SOFTLY 4568, CHARLIE 4555, DA 4681, ACCO 4680, and GALLIENUS 4607.