DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2004    Duedate: 07/27/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLAR MAN
SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4115) [13-5-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SOLAR MAN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           
(32-4115) [13-5-1,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRADEMARK                      SOLAR MAN
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4114) [13-3-2,112]         (32-4115) [13-5-1,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     29
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        22      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. CALL THE PRIEST (344)        9      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG II (354)          0
5. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)        0      THE FIRM (203)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      63  21  7 75.0   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     12  2 1
 2/ 0 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     64  34  4 65.3   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   8  7 0
 3- 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    737 438 39 62.7   3- 3*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       3  3 1
 4- 3*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       17  12  1 58.6   4/ 0 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     1  1 0
 5/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  298 427 10 41.1   5- 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     1  4 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 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ARVAT!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for LOGGERHEAD?  
FISHERMAN'S WHARF's proud of him after beating CONVICTED THIEF and getting 13 points. 
What a putz!  STYLISH fights so hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses 
the title.  No one said he was a genius...  Was that a tear I saw in SOLAR MAN's eye, 
as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't BASKERVOLE fit to be tied!  Who was the 
wiseguy that said ARVAT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The Dripping Blade?  
Don't look at me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BUFFY'S DINER 
was ARVAT's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know what 
SARATOGA GLORY's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
BUFFY'S DINER, that's fer sher.  Like, is BASKERVOLE popular, or what?  He was 
challenged the most in all of ARVAT!  He's got a 12-29-0, is that good?  See if I 
ever talk to SOLAR MAN again!  BASKERVOLE was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  
SOLAR MAN beat BASKERVOLE.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised SOLAR 
MAN would do such a scummy thing, either.   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ARVAT is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLAR MAN 4115               13   5  1   114       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-STYLISH 4116                 13   2  1   136       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 TRADEMARK 4114               13   3  2   112       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029        11   6  1   104       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVOLE 4071              12  29  0    84       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-MAY FISTAFOLES 3852          19  15  1    82       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-LIL ETH 4093                 14   7  2    79       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-DIETER KWAN 4092             14   8  0    75       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-TIA M. ATT 4095              12   8  3    75       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETTY WILD 4113             13   5  1    63       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SAVORY 4143                   5   1  1    57       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARGONAUT 4135                 5   2  0    50       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
-TAD DEVILLE 4140              7   2  0    47       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          5   2  0    40       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NAUTILUS 4134                 5   2  0    33       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 BOATMAN KU 4130               6   7  1    28       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-LOGGERHEAD 4133               2   2  0    28       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 TASSALTER 4112                4  14  0    26       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-DESERT FOX 4131               3   4  1    24       BLITZKRIEG II (354)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAHLGREN 4132                 2   2  0    23       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146           3   1  0    16       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149               1   0  0    13       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BRAIN DEAD 4145               0   1  0     1       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VENOMOUS GIGOLO 324    0  1 0   1                   TRADEMARK 4114        476 NONE    
LEVEE LOAFER 4129      5  4 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 SAVORY 4143           472 NOT REVE
JOLO-DAN 4147          1  1 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 DESERT FOX 4131       475         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Argonaut -- That was a heck of a fight.  I must have goofed up on my strategy because
I don't remember me running that way in a challenge against you.  Thanks for all of
those skills!  Anytime you want a rematch, just ask. -- Pretty Wild

Baskervole -- Wow!  I thought I learned everything that you could teach me in our
previous battles.  Boy was I ever wrong!  Thanks for all of those skills!  My manager
was stunned. -- Trademark

Convicted Assassin -- You should consider yourself lucky that I didn't kill you. --
Solar Man

M. Chardinee -- I make you losing look good. -- Stylish

Boatman Ku -- That was our first fight against each other I believe.  Good fight.
Hopefully we'll see each other again. -- Savory

Argonaut -- I always hate when I lose and I never want to do so.  Just because I lost
a TV it doesn't make any difference to me.  A loss is a loss.  I TVed you again this
turn.  May the best warrior win. -- Savory

Seven awards....  Does this mean I get to fight for free for six turns?

Trademark -- Damn straight I wouldn't beg for mercy.  That kind of thing's just
ASKING for a kick in the face. -- Baskervole, feeling very negative

Desert Fox -- Heck. -- Ghost of Jolo-Dan
P.S.  Do other people know you're rabid?

Nautilus -- Next time, I'll bring a snorkel. -- Tassalter

Savory -- The sand wasn't. -- Boatman Ku

That was embarrassing. -- Little Rainbow

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLAR MAN bested BASKERVOLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
TRADEMARK murdered VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PRETTY WILD savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute bloody duel.
SAVORY devastated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
KILLING MACHINE devastated TASSALTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BOATMAN KU overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LITTLE RAINBOW devastated BRAIN DEAD in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
LOGGERHEAD vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 476 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115             13   5  1  114 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114             13   3  2  112 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
WALL OF STEEL    PRETTY WILD 4113           13   5  1   63 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
AIMED BLOW       SAVORY 4143                 5   1  1   57 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TRADEMARK 4114.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SOLAR MAN 4115.  The ten other most popular fighters were PRETTY WILD 4113, 
SAVORY 4143, LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, BASKERVOLE 4071, KILLING MACHINE 4139, TRADEMARK 
4114, BOATMAN KU 4130, TASSALTER 4112, BRAIN DEAD 4145, and LOGGERHEAD 4149.

The least popular fighter this week was LOGGERHEAD 4149.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BRAIN DEAD 4145, TASSALTER 4112, BOATMAN KU 4130, TRADEMARK 4114, 
KILLING MACHINE 4139, BASKERVOLE 4071, LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, SAVORY 4143, PRETTY WILD 
4113, and SOLAR MAN 4115.