DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/22/2004    Duedate: 10/05/2004

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-481

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STARBREAKER
CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4039) [16-2-1,159]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STARBREAKER                    POSITION IS EMPTY
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          
(32-4039) [16-2-1,159]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PRIVATE PROPERTY               PRIVATE PROPERTY
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4029) [13-6-1,124]         (32-4029) [13-6-1,124]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CALL THE PRIEST (344)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     24
2. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       21      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. SARATOGA GLORY (352)         0      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)        0
                                       GREEN WARRIORS (266)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      77  25  8 75.5   1/ 3 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     7  2 0
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     71  36  4 66.4   2/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   7  8 0
 3- 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    739 438 39 62.8   3- 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      5  3 1
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  312 438 10 41.6   4- 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     2  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 500): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): MACRINUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): BULL FROG of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 500): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): DRYNN'S PRETTIES (Drynn, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): NOMENKLATURE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 499): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 470): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
                            MOUNTAIN GOAT of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARVAT to see 
what's new.  Too bad, SARATOGA GLORY, but CALL THE PRIEST was just too good to be 
stopped.  MVP award for BOATMAN KU?  FISHERMAN'S WHARF's proud of him after beating 
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL and getting 16 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  TASSALTER's 
match with KILLING MACHINE cost him a loss of 7 points!  What a putz!  SAVORY 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 STARBREAKER's eye, as he took over 
Duelmastership?  And wasn't M. CHARDINEE fit to be tied!  I hear the top team insists 
all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR 
photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  DEVIL ADVOCATES was the most avoided team.  Is a 739-438-39 record 
really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are CALL THE PRIEST?  DEVIL 
ADVOCATES, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an 
invitation!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARVAT ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARBREAKER 4039             16   2  1   159       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029        13   6  1   124       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-SAVORY 4143                   9   1  1   106       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-TRADEMARK 4114               14   4  2    96       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-PRETTY WILD 4113             16   6  1    93       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STYLISH 4116                 15   4  1    87       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BASKERVOLE 4071              14  32  0    83       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                  
-TAD DEVILLE 4140              9   2  0    59       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139          7   2  0    59       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 BOATMAN KU 4130               9   9  1    57       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146           7   2  0    55       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149               5   1  0    46       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TASSALTER 4112                5  18  0    34       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          1   0  0    13       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-OMEGA CODE 4155               1   0  0     3       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BRAIN DEAD 4145        0  3 0 CALL THE PRIEST 344   WURM KIN 336          481 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Savory -- Boy, whoever named YOU didn't know what side was up!  You're the most UN-
Savory person I've met this week.  We didn't even exchange names and favorite drinks
before you up and hit me on the head!  Talk about unfriendly.... -- Baskervole

Tad Deville -- Hmm, it seems appropriate that you're sinister in more ways than one.
And so long-winded....  (sigh)  I really didn't need this today (groan), especially
not after last night. -- Tassalter

Killing Machine -- If you must, but not on my boat, please.  Too hard to keep it
steady! -- Boatman Ku

Oh, cheese, the Fratsfa Slave's a Shagornan elf!  I think that's rotten of those
Fratsfans, to go enslaving an elf just because he's southern.  And then selling him
to the Commission for a standby fighter, that's REALLY rotten, because he has NO
chance to graduate or get out of the system except by dying.  I think we should
protest. -- Loggerhead

Ah, the Userous Merchant is a Karnhorn.  Doesn't that just FIGURE?  I mean, the stuff
you hear about the Karnhorns.... -- Little Rainbow

Stylish -- Thanks.  Even though I couldn't keep the title, it was fun to have it the
once. -- Baskervole

Just to clear up any misunderstandings, I am NOT a Karnhorn.  If your precious
Commission could ever get this "race" business clear, they would realize that I am
Ferencian, or at least they would understand that I and all Ferencians, along with
your filthy Karnhorns, and the despotic Serevadans are all of the Eastern race. --
Mahmartol, a Merchant of Vanzhar
P.S.  And your definition of "usury" is ridiculous.

Pretty Wild -- I would be glad to teach you more.  I know some excellent phalanx
tactics and I have worked with chariots, as well. -- Turio Saldane, Veteran Mercenary

Solar Man -- It's part of a deep plot. -- Lovenar, Spymaster of Arvat

Savory -- The rules of my guild prevent me teaching anything to non members. -- Jon
Deloe, an Assassin by trade, "Convicted" by accident

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

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRAIN DEAD was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STARBREAKER won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a action packed 1 minute Title battle.
PRIVATE PROPERTY demolished BASKERVOLE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
LOGGERHEAD bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 6 minute fight.
KILLING MACHINE overpowered TASSALTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
LITTLE RAINBOW vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
BOATMAN KU devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        11 -   2 -  1      85  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  10 -  0      47  |

Turn 481 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         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  STARBREAKER 4039           16   2  1  159 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
BASHING ATTACK   PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029      13   6  1  124 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
AIMED BLOW       KILLING MACHINE 4139        7   2  0   59 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146         7   2  0   55 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
TOTAL PARRY      LOGGERHEAD 4149             5   1  0   46 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
KILLING MACHINE 4139, STARBREAKER 4039, BOATMAN KU 4130, LOGGERHEAD 4149, LITTLE 
RAINBOW 4146, BRAIN DEAD 4145, BASKERVOLE 4071, TASSALTER 4112,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TASSALTER 4112.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BASKERVOLE 4071, BRAIN DEAD 4145, LITTLE RAINBOW 4146, LOGGERHEAD 4149, 
BOATMAN KU 4130, STARBREAKER 4039, KILLING MACHINE 4139, PRIVATE PROPERTY 4029,  0, 
and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STARBREAKER (32-4039) CALL THE PRIEST (344)