DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/12/2005    Duedate: 10/25/2005

LAPUR ARENA

DM-29    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WENDY
CROC FILES (374)
(29-4657) [10-5-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WENDY                          POSITION IS EMPTY
CROC FILES (374)               
(29-4657) [10-5-0,111]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUICK STINGER                  STONETOOTH
CARDOW HUNTERS (359)           CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
(29-4600) [13-13-0,59]         (29-4560) [19-20-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CROC FILES (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CROC FILES (374)            48
2. ECHL-EAST (313)             10      DARK GLORY (395)
3. DARK GLORY (395)             9      Unchartered Team
4. CARDOW HUNTERS (359)         7
5. ARENA FELINES (399)          0       (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)          21   7  0 75.0   1/ 2 CROC FILES (374)          9  2 1
 2- 3*ARENA FELINES (399)        3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 EQUESTORS (158)           6  9 0
 3/ 4 CROC FILES (374)         246 232 15 51.5   3/ 3 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)      5 10 0
 4/ 0 DEATH'S LORDS (203)       27  26  5 50.9   4- 4*ARENA FELINES (399)       3  2 0
 5/ 5 EQUESTORS (158)          585 596 44 49.5   5/ 5 ECHL-EAST (313)           2  0 0
 6/ 6 ECHL-EAST (313)           13  15  0 46.4   6/ 7 DARK GLORY (395)          2  1 0
 7/ 7 CARDOW HUNTERS (359)     251 344  7 42.2   7/ 0 DEATH'S LORDS (203)       1  3 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 526): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): ALEXANDER THE GREAT of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): PRONGHRON of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 256): DOOM HAMMER of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                               GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                               SPATHA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): TASSALTER of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of LAPUR!  Once again I've been called out of retirement for 
my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  EQUESTORS were a bunch of dogs 
after CROC FILES got through with 'em!  2nd ain't so sweet as 1st!  What's with 
GOLIATH?  He actually beat EQUESTORS' MARIUS, and walked away with 19 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at DEATH'S LORDS while they watched GOLIATH clobber 
MARIUS.  He lost 10 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  
Another fighter (WENDY 10-5-0) challenged another Duelmaster (TETRICUS 18-7-1).  Life 
goes on.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for CROC FILES' outstanding member, 
Duelmaster WENDY.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  LAPUR thinks EQUESTORS and 
their 585-596-44 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums at 
DARK GLORY couldn't face the challenges from EQUESTORS!  No excuse for that!  How 
well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, STONETOOTH!  Don't make 
idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Someone told POSTUMUS that CROC FILES never 
Bloodfeuded, that he'd have an easy kill.  Well, I'm sure whoever misled you is right 
sorry.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so 
young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
LAPUR is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want 
to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WENDY 4657                   10   5  0   111       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLIATH 1795                 11   3  2   107       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
 TETRICUS 4601                18   7  1    94       EQUESTORS (158)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LEXINGTON 4580               11   2  0    83       DARK GLORY (395)
 MARIUS 4602                  17   7  0    82       EQUESTORS (158)
 CHARLIE 4555                 15  25  0    80       CROC FILES (374)
 STONETOOTH 4560              19  20  0    77       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-FURY 3872                     8   3  0    75       ECHL-EAST (313)
 NASHVILLE 4577                7   3  0    69       DARK GLORY (395)
 MURRY 4638                    9   8  0    67       CROC FILES (374)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUICK STINGER 4600           13  13  0    59       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 GALLIENUS 4607               13  10  1    58       EQUESTORS (158)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOLLY 4645                    7   9  0    53       CROC FILES (374)
 WALKS SOFTLY 4568             8  27  0    51       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 ORATHAI 4598                  3   1  0    43       ECHL-EAST (313)
 AUREOLUS 4631                 9   9  0    42       EQUESTORS (158)
 EXPERIMENTOR 1794             7   3  0    38       DEATH'S LORDS (203)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAD DOG 4625                  7  12  0    33       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
-LOUISVILLE 4579               3   2  0    29       DARK GLORY (395)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-YEAR OF THE CAT 4624          2   0  0    24       ARENA FELINES (399)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DR. DEATH 2262                3   2  2    20       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
-MIGHTY MOUSER 4621            1   1  0    20       ARENA FELINES (399)
 POSTUMUS 4684                 3   2  1    19       EQUESTORS (158)
 ACCO 4691                     2   0  1    17       CROC FILES (374)
 ALKAROM 4685                  2   2  0    17       CARDOW HUNTERS (359)
 THE FLASH 2289                2   2  1     9       DEATH'S LORDS (203)
-KID BOBCAT 4622               0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (399)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
IRRITATED HOUSEWI 367  0  1 0   1                   ACCO 4691             512 NONE    
ACCO 4680              2  5 0 CROC FILES 374        POSTUMUS 4684         509 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tetricus -- Let's try that again, shall we.  Oh, wait, you're the Duelmaster now....
Guess I can't touch you, can I? -- Charlie

I've always wondered what the Cardow Hunters hunted....  For that matter, I wonder if
they ever got what they hunted, they seem really weak to me.... -- Murry (feeling
particularly mean)

Now, now, Murry, be nice....  We have to consider our lesser brethren, who don't have
the kind of pedigree and bloodline we crocs do. -- Molly

Wendy -- Would it help if I pointed out that I'm not really a Karnhorn?  The
Commission, in their benighted ignorance, calls all of us that, and MOST of us are
Ferencian.  We're good guys.  Uh, mostly.  So long as you're not buying a used horse.
-- Stonetooth

Murry -- I can't even CRAWL softly after a fight like that! -- Walks (ha!) Softly

Mighty Mouser -- (snicker)  That was a gimme! -- Mad Dog
P.S.  Trying to climb the arenamaster as though he was a tree was probably not a good
idea.

Gallienus -- A profitable match for both of us!  That's the best kind. -- Quick
Stinger
P.S.  For one thing, it means nobody DIED.

Year of the Cat -- What!  A whole YEAR?  Oh, gods. -- Alkarom

Furry Murry -- Gotcha by the toebone, did I?  (snicker)  I just LOVE the way you
turned all red in the face when I said that. -- Mad Dog

15 September 2005
                             HAMMER ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT

     Be it known from the highest mountains to the darkest alleys of Alastari that
the veteran manager known far and wide as Hammer has now officially retired from
sponsoring contests as of September 15, 2005.
     What a long time ago was a fun motivated activity to help promote our common
DM/D2 gaming interest in an effort to promote the growth and competitiveness of
selected arenas has become a far from fun experience.
     In other words Hammer has had it!
     The combination of real life situations interfering with the time needed to
effectively sponsor a contest, plus the attitudes expressed during such sponsorship
interference has led to Hammer closing his personal coin coffers and retiring from
his planned sponsorship of any future contests.
     There are others in our close knit gaming community who are well able to step up
to the plate and continue sponsoring contests that make the basic game a fun
experience for all those who choose to compete and interact in such future endeavors.
     Hammer thanks all managers both active and inactive who helped to make the
Hammer sponsored contests a historical and entertaining experience well worth the
time, effort and money spent over the past several years.
     May the Cheers and the Jeers of future contests build upon the legacies of those
who have paved the way in years gone by to help make this game what it is today.
     Hammer has no regrets for the part he has played in that history.

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MURRY devastated POSTUMUS in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
WENDY viciously subdued TETRICUS in a action packed 1 minute Challenge Title battle.
CHARLIE luckily beat STONETOOTH in a crowd pleasing 2 minute master's Challenge duel.
MARIUS was overpowered by GOLIATH in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NASHVILLE devastated WALKS SOFTLY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
MOLLY savagely defeated EXPERIMENTOR in a 2 minute brutal struggle.
GALLIENUS devastated MAD DOG in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
AUREOLUS was overcome by QUICK STINGER in a action packed 1 minute expert's melee.
ORATHAI vanquished DR. DEATH in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
THE FLASH was narrowly defeated by ALKAROM in a 2 minute novice's fight.
ACCO easily killed IRRITATED HOUSEWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 512 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  WENDY 4657                 10   5  0  111 CROC FILES (374)
BASHING ATTACK   TETRICUS 4601              18   7  1   94 EQUESTORS (158)
WALL OF STEEL    MARIUS 4602                17   7  0   82 EQUESTORS (158)
SLASHING ATTACK  NASHVILLE 4577              7   3  0   69 DARK GLORY (395)
LUNGING ATTACK   MURRY 4638                  9   8  0   67 CROC FILES (374)
PARRY-LUNGE      EXPERIMENTOR 1794           7   3  0   38 DEATH'S LORDS (203)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUICK STINGER 4600.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STONETOOTH 4560.  The ten other most popular fighters were WENDY 4657, 
CHARLIE 4555, GOLIATH 1795, NASHVILLE 4577, MOLLY 4645, QUICK STINGER 4600, ORATHAI 
4598, EXPERIMENTOR 1794, GALLIENUS 4607, and AUREOLUS 4631.

The least popular fighter this week was MAD DOG 4625.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WALKS SOFTLY 4568, MARIUS 4602, TETRICUS 4601, POSTUMUS 4684, DR. DEATH 
2262, MURRY 4638, ACCO 4691, ALKAROM 4685, THE FLASH 2289, and AUREOLUS 4631.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TETRICUS (29-4601) EQUESTORS (158)