DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2004    Duedate: 09/07/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BASKERVOLE
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4071) [14-30-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BASKERVOLE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        
(32-4071) [14-30-0,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STYLISH                        BOATMAN KU
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4116) [15-3-1,92]          (32-4130) [8-8-1,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       10
2. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)      9      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. SARATOGA GLORY (352)       -40      Unchartered Team

                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      75  23  8 76.5   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     12  2 1
 2/ 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    738 438 39 62.8   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   9  6 0
 3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  307 433 10 41.5   3/ 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     1  0 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 498): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): OBSIDIAN of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 498): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 496): WANDERING MONSTERS (Dungeonmaster, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 491): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 489): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 469): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 214): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 201): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 382): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 492): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 492): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 481): SCORPUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 478): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 476): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 432): CARLINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 357): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
                (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 337): ALIZARIN DAMASK of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings and well met again, Citizens of Arvat.  I, Solar Man, have again returned
as your Duelmaster.  This is my third straight turn as your Top Warrior in this fine
city.  I retained my title by defeating that Venomous One that has plagued my team
for the past few turns.  It was an easy win over him.

After the fight I was met by a members of the Gladiatorial Commission where they
informed my that I have earned my invite and I was granted immortality.  I also will
be leaving the City of Arvat forever.  I will be venturing forth to the Isle of the
Eye to prove my mettle against the best of the best.  I am so honored at this
achievement.  It is with a heavy heart that I bid you all farewell.  I shall miss my
guildmates and stable very much.

For the last time.  Your Duelmaster,

Solar Man

I must say that I'm not that surprised that Solar Man was the first of the Saratoga
Glory Originals to get his invite.  Warriors of his style usually have success in
their basic careers.  I'm just surprised that he was invited so soon.  Last turn once
I added up his Political Points I realized that as long as he survived he would
receive his invite.  I must say it was a bit shocking because I didn't think they
added up this quickly, but I am pleased non the less.  For those interested in such
things, Solar Man is 9(+1)-10-15-21-15-4-11.  He graduates with an Advanced Expert in
Decise and Experts in Attack and Defense.  He was completely mode.  The only thing he
really had going for him was Great Damage and that 21 Wit.  His favorites are
Shortsword, Mod/Very Low, Defense skills and the Decise tactic.  He will fight in the
Dark Arena in an attempt to get a kill and will then promptly retire.

While I am surprised that he is the first of the original five, I can only hope that
he is the first of many to follow.   With any luck I'll have another warrior to write
a Duelmaster's Column next turn.  I have gotten used to the view from up here.  I can
only hope that it will continue.  Hail, Arvat!!!

the Trainer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for ARVAT.  MVP award for BASKERVOLE?  
FISHERMAN'S WHARF's proud of him after beating STYLISH and getting 16 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  TASSALTER got smashed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL, and lost 9 
points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause he's Number One!  SPYMASTER 
knows this.  He was Dark Arena Challenged by the Duelmaster.  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think SOLAR MAN should let SPYMASTER be Duelmaster for 
a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors 
get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  Can FISHERMAN'S WHARF's BASKERVOLE be more popular 
than me?  He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARVAT ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Pinch me, I must be dreaming!!!  SOLAR MAN returns from the Dark 
Arena, maybe a "little upset" at his SARATOGA GLORY teammates...  Hey you guys, don't 
you think your families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write 
for you.)  
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASKERVOLE 4071              14  30  0   109       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRADEMARK 4114               14   4  2    96       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 PRETTY WILD 4113             16   5  1    94       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 STYLISH 4116                 15   3  1    92       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 SAVORY 4143                   8   1  1    92       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                  
 TAD DEVILLE 4140              8   2  0    57       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130               8   8  1    50       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TASSALTER 4112                5  16  0    36       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146           5   2  0    30       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149               3   1  0    28       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SPYMASTER 331          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SOLAR MAN 4115        479 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

M. Chardinee -- My defensive ability surprised even myself.  Good fight. -- Pretty
Wild

Venomous Fool -- Didn't I kill you a few turns ago? -- Trademark

Venomous Nitwit -- It has been a pleasure dueling against you. -- Solar Man

Baskervole -- That was a good fight.  I'll be trying you again next turn.  I hope
you're ready (actually I don't but I have to say that.) -- Stylish

Venomous Loser -- Go away! -- Savory

Stylish -- In a bit of a HURRY, weren't you? -- Baskervole, lying in the dust
wondering what happened

The Guard has been betrayed by his Ambitions.  He is unsuited to small-boat work.  He
should have been content to remain an ornamental Duke's Guard. -- Boatman Ku

Hey, this Member has a really neat Cult.  It's got snakes--I could skip that part,
couldn't I?--and beer and naked women.  Torchlight dancing.  Whole roasted pigs.
Sounds like a cool beach party. -- Loggerhead
P.S.  Well, except for the snakes.

I think Ku might be right about the guard.  But he's determined, I'll say that for
him. -- Tassalter

(panting desperately)  The Orc almost Captured ME!  He was talking about a trout
fry.... -- Little Rainbow, too small to keep

Solar Man -- You SHOULD have killed the Convicted Assassin.  He's been asking for it.
-- Baskervole

Trademark -- (sighing)  What it is to be so popular.... -- Baskervole

Solar Man -- Congratulations. -- Fisherman's Wharf

Stylish -- I, too, have learned much, but my contract with the Commission expressly
forbids me to make use of any of my newer moves. -- Morrik Ironbeard, Khalhums Dwarf
P.S.  And it's magically enforced, too, curse that grey witch!
P.P.S.  Actually, I'm a Murskan Dwarf, but the Commission is BLIND to "little"
details like that.

Ku and Tassalter -- I don't have to put up with these insults!  Just because I want
to make something more of myself, everyone's a critic. -- Jak Tyron, Ambitious Guard
P.S.  NOBODY my size should have to get into such a little boat, anyway.

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SOLAR MAN butchered SPYMASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
STYLISH was narrowly defeated by BASKERVOLE in a 2 minute veteran's Title melee.
PRETTY WILD overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
SAVORY devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TAD DEVILLE subdued BOATMAN KU in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
TASSALTER was vanquished by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
LOGGERHEAD was narrowly defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 3 minute gory amateur's brawl.
LITTLE RAINBOW handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   3 -  1      77  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  0      53  |

Turn 479 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         4  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PRETTY WILD 4113           16   5  1   94 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
LUNGING ATTACK   STYLISH 4116               15   3  1   92 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
AIMED BLOW       SAVORY 4143                 8   1  1   92 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STYLISH 4116.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BOATMAN KU 4130.  The ten other most popular fighters were STYLISH 4116, TAD 
DEVILLE 4140, BASKERVOLE 4071, PRETTY WILD 4113, SAVORY 4143, LOGGERHEAD 4149, LITTLE 
RAINBOW 4146, TASSALTER 4112,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TASSALTER 4112.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, LOGGERHEAD 4149, SAVORY 4143, PRETTY WILD 4113, 
BASKERVOLE 4071, TAD DEVILLE 4140, STYLISH 4116, BOATMAN KU 4130,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

SOLAR MAN (32-4115) SARATOGA GLORY (352)