DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/03/2005    Duedate: 08/16/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLACK TIGER
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4436) [20-36-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLACK TIGER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           
(29-4436) [20-36-0,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK TIGER                    QUICK STINGER
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4436) [20-36-0,103]        (29-4600) [10-11-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)        31
2. EQUESTORS (158)             22      DARK GLORY (395)
3. CROC FILES (374)            19      Unchartered Team
4. ECHL-EAST (313)              0
5. DEATH'S LORDS (203)          0      ANIMAL FARM (254)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARK GLORY (395)          19   6  0 76.0   1/ 1 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     11  4 0
 2- 2 DEATH'S LORDS (203)       26  23  5 53.1   2/ 2 EQUESTORS (158)           8  5 0
 3/ 3 CROC FILES (374)         235 222 14 51.4   3/ 4 CROC FILES (374)          7  8 0
 4/ 4 EQUESTORS (158)          570 586 43 49.3   4- 5 ECHL-EAST (313)           1  0 0
 5- 5 ECHL-EAST (313)           11  15  0 42.3   5- 3 DEATH'S LORDS (203)       1  3 0
 6/ 6 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     241 329  7 42.3   6/ 6 DARK GLORY (395)          0  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Crocodile in the Shadows #6 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Bindi flexed her hands again.  Action would be good.  Best would be to find
someone and tear his throat out.  Nishtar for choice.  She eyed Tyrai's throat, which
was so near and so soft looking....  The Croc wished that she could be sure of this
Tyrai's motives, but she couldn't.  She would just have to assume that Tyrai was an
ally, for the moment.  Of the moment.  "What action?" she asked.
     Tyrai, who had finished her meal and was pacing beyond the fire, shrugged.  "You
wish first to find your companion Agro.  I wish to find the creature that is
impersonating me.  I think it likely that they are together for the moment, and
headed for Monuntial."  She glanced at the sky.  "A couple of hours yet till dawn.
You'll need the warmth of daylight to travel far, won't you?"
     "Yes.  I cannot move or think fast when I'm cold.  Neither can Agro; if we could
find him now, he might be helpless from the cold.  Better to wait till he is active,
too--"
     "Don't forget that our enemies know the weaknesses of your people.  They will
guard him more closely when the day is hot than they will be doing now."
     Bindi sprang to her feet, but was careful even in her anger not to move too far
from the fire.  "I would do my best to rescue Agro NOW if he was within reach."  She
gestured around at the narrow, stony beach with forest on one side and lake on the
other.  "But he is NOT here."
     "Maybe closer than you realize," Tyrai muttered.  She was moving her head as
though testing the wind for a scent.  "The impersonator also needs warmth to be
effective.  It may not have gone far.  And the road swings near the coast just beyond
the next point; there's a way-station.  Abandoned now, but it would be shelter.  And
a place to start looking for our enemies."
     "Show me where it is!"

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): HI-JINX of PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): BLACK TIGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SILVER TRAIN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): BULL MARKET of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER from SOLVEN (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): DEATH REALM (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 513): MORTIKHAN of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 516): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 513): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                          YIP AGAIN of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 253): OIL CAN HARRY of THE CANUCKS (Polaris, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 492): SOYOYAY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 231): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): MECHANISM of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
                (turn 380): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Good try, Wendy, but not good enough.
     At least now I have some shadow of a right to the position.

                                     Black Tiger

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, LAPUR?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but 
don't get cocky, EQUESTORS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of 
course, we're all terribly impressed to see STONETOOTH win a fight and gain 14 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, MARIUS beat WALKS SOFTLY and WALKS SOFTLY lost 8 points. 
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, LAPUR may be getting 
bland, as BLACK TIGER stays top dog in the city.  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?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  LAPUR, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
EQUESTORS 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 
DARK GLORY.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, CHARLIE was this turn's 
most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  And we have CHARLIE in 
a challenge, going down 11 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought CHARLIE 
showed great skill and promise when he was defeated by QUICK STINGER.  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.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in LAPUR to get a drink than The Burning Tree!  
Any suggestions?  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                  
 BLACK TIGER 4436             20  36  0   103       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEXINGTON 4580               11   1  0   135       DARK GLORY (395)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLIATH 1795                 10   3  2    88       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
 STONETOOTH 4560              17  17  0    86       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 WENDY 4657                    8   3  0    83       CROC FILES (374)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TETRICUS 4601                14   6  1    66       EQUESTORS (158)
 QUICK STINGER 4600           10  11  0    66       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 MARIUS 4602                  13   6  0    63       EQUESTORS (158)
 MAD DOG 4625                  6   8  0    63       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 CHARLIE 4555                 13  22  0    61       CROC FILES (374)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GALLIENUS 4607               11   7  1    49       EQUESTORS (158)
-EXPERIMENTOR 1794             7   2  0    47       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             7  23  0    44       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 AUREOLUS 4631                 7   6  0    42       EQUESTORS (158)
 NASHVILLE 4577                5   3  0    38       DARK GLORY (395)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)
-DR. DEATH 2262                3   1  2    27       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
 MURRY 4638                    6   7  0    26       CROC FILES (374)
 MOLLY 4645                    5   7  0    26       CROC FILES (374)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ORATHAI 4598                  1   1  0    22       ECHL-EAST (313)
-THE FLASH 2289                2   1  1    17       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
 ACCO 4680                     2   3  0    17       CROC FILES (374)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Charlie -- Okay, so you bit me.  Just remember, you didn't have it all your way.  I
stung the heck out of your lips, buster! -- Quick Stinger

Murry -- Ordinary dogs are scared of crocs, but mad dogs bite them. -- Murry

Molly -- For a lizard, you're not bad looking.  I suppose if I was a male lizard, I'd
find you attractive.  Odd how these things work, isn't it? -- Walks Softly

Gallienus -- (recoiling)  How did I win that? -- Stonetooth

T-Hawk -- I may not get an episode in this time, because I'll be on the road yet
again.  Sorry about that. -- the Scribe

T-Hawk -- Sorry not to have written more; on the road again. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WENDY viciously subdued TETRICUS in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
CHARLIE was subdued by QUICK STINGER in a popular 3 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
MOLLY was vanquished by AUREOLUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BLACK TIGER savagely defeated PENNILESS LORD in a 2 minute veteran's Title fight.
STONETOOTH vanquished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MARIUS overpowered WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MAD DOG overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GALLIENUS won victory over NASHVILLE in a action packed 1 minute duel.
MURRY defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute expert vs. novice duel.
ACCO overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  18 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  12 -  1      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  21 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 507 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WENDY 4657                  8   3  0   83 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   TETRICUS 4601              14   6  1   66 EQUESTORS (158)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                13   6  0   63 EQUESTORS (158)
SLASHING ATTACK  NASHVILLE 4577              5   3  0   38 DARK GLORY (395)
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 WENDY 4657, 
BLACK TIGER 4436, CHARLIE 4555, MAD DOG 4625, GALLIENUS 4607, NASHVILLE 4577, ACCO 
4680, AUREOLUS 4631, STONETOOTH 4560, and MARIUS 4602.

The least popular fighter this week was MOLLY 4645.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALKS SOFTLY 4568, TETRICUS 4601, MURRY 4638, MARIUS 4602, STONETOOTH 
4560, AUREOLUS 4631, ACCO 4680, NASHVILLE 4577, GALLIENUS 4607, and MAD DOG 4625.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLACK TIGER (29-4436) CARDOW HUNTERS (359)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BONNIE 2780 (155-117-8)               16  2  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      
SUMMONED MONSTER 2992 (146-93-6)       5  3  0         SUPERIOR FORCES      

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOUTHEASTERN SHREW 3719 (9-9-2)        1  3  0         SHREW CAN IT BE NOW  

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ORATHAI 4598 (1-1-0)                   1  3  0         ECHL-EAST            
HYDROPONICUS 4605 (3-0-0)              0  3  0         BLUNT FORCE          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE CLEAR 4632 (2-2-0)                 5  3  0         ARCANE PHARMACY      
MIGHTY MOUSER 4621 (0-0-0)             4  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
DR. DEATH 2262 (3-1-2)                 1  3  0         DEATH'S LORDS        
THE OVERMIND 4646 (0-1-0)              1  3  0         STARCRAFT HEROES     

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE IRON LUNG 4667 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         BLUNT FORCE          
DRAGON GUARD 4593 (0-0-0)              0  3  0         WENSINWASIN 4321     
SHIRELY 4673 (0-0-0)                   0  3  0         GET FUZZY