DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2004    Duedate: 08/10/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-477

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SOLAR MAN
SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4115) [14-5-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STYLISH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           
(32-4116) [14-2-1,140]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TRADEMARK                      STYLISH
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4114) [13-4-2,88]          (32-4116) [14-2-1,140]

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)     56
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        19      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. BLITZKRIEG II (354)          0      Unchartered Team
4. CALL THE PRIEST (344)        0
                                       WE'LL SEE (310)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      67  22  7 75.3   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     13  1 1
 2- 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     64  34  4 65.3   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   7  8 0
 3- 4*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       17  12  1 58.6   3- 3*BLITZKRIEG II (354)       2  1 1
 4/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  302 428 10 41.4   4- 4 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     1  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 496): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): 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 479): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): 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 380): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE 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 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in ARVAT a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  So 
bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The FISHERMAN'S WHARF guild has had a 
4-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind 
of thing can lead.  And let's see, SAVORY fought VENOMOUS GIGOLO and gained 23 points 
and contributed to SARATOGA GLORY's 4-1-0.  Defending his title for another turn, 
SOLAR MAN kept ARVAT's warrior, CONVICTED ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne.  By the 
way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The 
Swinging Aardvark?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the CALL THE PRIEST 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARVAT, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding CALL THE PRIEST more than any other team we find SARATOGA GLORY.  ARVAT, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior 
this turn was FISHERMAN'S WHARF's warrior BASKERVOLE.  More fighters challenged him 
than challenged the Duelmaster!  Well now, what do you expect when someone like 
TRADEMARK from SARATOGA GLORY challenges down 28 points to fight BASKERVOLE of 
FISHERMAN'S WHARF?  Well, will you look at this, TRADEMARK was beat by BASKERVOLE, 
and SARATOGA GLORY will have to explain why they made such a challenge in the first 
place.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ARVAT 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.  Always good to rest in ARVAT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLAR MAN 4115               14   5  1   116       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STARBREAKER 4039             14   2  1   142       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 STYLISH 4116                 14   2  1   140       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029        11   6  1   104       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 BASKERVOLE 4071              13  29  0   102       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRADEMARK 4114               13   4  2    88       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SAVORY 4143                   6   1  1    80       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 PRETTY WILD 4113             14   5  1    77       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ARGONAUT 4135                 5   2  0    50       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 BOATMAN KU 4130               7   7  1    43       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-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)
-LOGGERHEAD 4133               2   2  0    28       BLITZKRIEG II (354)
 TASSALTER 4112                4  15  0    27       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149               2   0  0    27       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146           4   1  0    24       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)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
JOLO-DAN 4147          1  1 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 DESERT FOX 4131       475         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Solar Man -- Ah, rats.  And mice, too, come to that.  I forgot my sunscreen, after
PROMISING myself that I wouldn't.  I'm going to look like such a battered lobster....
-- Baskervole

Killing Machine -- I'm so glad you don't seem to be living up to your name!  I hate
it when people kill me, it disrupts my schedule, you know? -- Tassalter
P.S.  Ah, I see that you are, in truth, as sinister as I suspected, though.  Has
anyone done a study to see how often warriors with menacing names turn out to be
left-handed?

I dealt with the Mordant Deserter in the proper fashion, and with restraint, too.  I
could have thrown him into the water and not even ASKED first if he could swim.  But
nobody goes out in my boat without either paying or working. -- Boatman Ku

Brain Dead -- And in truth you did not learn any skills, at least not overtly, in
that fight.  No doubt you found a benefit that suited your needs. -- Little Rainbow
P.S.  But I would have thought you could find a better-paying job than being a
gladiator.  There's always a market for large, impressive guards.  Have you tried the
Tyrant of Zukal?

A thief?  No one told me I'd be fighting thieves.  And assassins, too, I suppose.  I
think we should get extra pay from the Duke of Arvat if we have to serve as the
duchy's judicial system besides being gladiators. -- Loggerhead

Trademark -- Any time. -- Baskervole
P.S.  It's a lot easier to say that when I have NOT just been fighting you.  But I
mean it whenever.
P.P.S.  Good work on the Venomous Gigolo.  He deserved every blow.

Savory -- (bowing slightly)  It seems almost inevitable. -- Boatman Ku

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TRADEMARK was bested by BASKERVOLE in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
SOLAR MAN viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute gruesome Title battle.
STYLISH savagely defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute expert's fight.
SAVORY overpowered VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PRETTY WILD devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BOATMAN KU overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
TASSALTER slimly lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute competition.
LOGGERHEAD overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute uneven melee.
LITTLE RAINBOW vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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|
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   3 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -   6 -  2      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   4 -  0      43  |

Turn 477 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 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       2  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAR MAN 4115             14   5  1  116 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
LUNGING ATTACK   STYLISH 4116               14   2  1  140 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRADEMARK 4114             13   4  2   88 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
AIMED BLOW       SAVORY 4143                 6   1  1   80 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
WALL OF STEEL    PRETTY WILD 4113           14   5  1   77 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 STYLISH 4116.  The ten other most popular fighters were SOLAR MAN 4115, TRADEMARK 
4114, SAVORY 4143, BOATMAN KU 4130, BASKERVOLE 4071, PRETTY WILD 4113, TASSALTER 
4112, LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, LOGGERHEAD 4149, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LOGGERHEAD 4149.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, TASSALTER 4112, PRETTY WILD 4113, BASKERVOLE 4071, 
BOATMAN KU 4130, SAVORY 4143, TRADEMARK 4114, SOLAR MAN 4115, STYLISH 4116, and  0.