DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/04/2005    Duedate: 05/17/2005

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAVORY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4143) [16-4-1,175]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAVORY                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           
(32-4143) [16-4-1,175]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TASSALTER                      TASSALTER
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4112) [9-30-0,83]          (32-4112) [9-30-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        45
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       44      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       39      Unchartered Team
4. THE STORMLORDS (337)        -7
5. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)    -11      MISSSPELLED (314)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     104  46 10 69.3   1/ 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      9  6 1
 2/ 0 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     86  44  5 66.2   2/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  7 0
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    784 463 40 62.9   3/ 1 THE STORMLORDS (337)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 THE STORMLORDS (337)     111  93 10 54.4   4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4 11 0
 5/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  338 492 10 40.7   5/ 0 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     3  2 1

    '*'   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 514): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 495): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LIL ETH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in ARVAT. 
Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  We now have a 
new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  SARATOGA GLORY now holds the crown 
and they are betting they can keep it.  DEVIL ADVOCATES is no joke as it posted a 
4-1-0 week advancing from 3rd place to 2nd place.  Hey everybody, watch out for 
STRATOSTAR, who flew up 23 points in the rankings after mashing LOGGERHEAD like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was S. 
MOE DIUS, who dropped 10 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE.  Well, everybody's pal SAVORY moved his record to 16-4-1 by 
defeating SENSOO O SURU in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 10 recognition 
points.  4 out of 5 gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at 
that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the 
big, bad DEVIL ADVOCATES?  Big bad DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Big bad DEVIL ADVOCATES.  
ARVAT's afraid of the big bad DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like 
to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause DEVIL ADVOCATES beats feet every 
time DEVIL ADVOCATES smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if 
challenges were votes, TASSALTER would be president.  Although it may be a contest he 
doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  KILLING MACHINE defied all odds 
and slew BANDIT PRINCE in the Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the 
buzzards, as BANDIT PRINCE's meat is notoriously tough.  Ask not the elves for 
counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARVAT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya 
bum!')-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAVORY 4143                  16   4  1   175       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAD DEVILLE 4140             20   5  1   106       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139         12   3  1   106       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146          17   8  0    94       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975          21  19  1    92       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 SENSOO O SURU 3979           21  15  0    92       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TASSALTER 4112                9  30  0    83       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SILVER TRAIN 4170             6   1  0    82       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOATMAN KU 4130              12  22  1    59       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          5   0  0    55       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 STRATOSTAR 4173               5   2  0    49       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              11  11  0    44       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHARON 4103                   7   3  0    43       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156             3   2  0    29       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THOR 4169                     3   5  0    18       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DEE SPADER 4192               1   0  0    15       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191         1   0  0    15       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FREKI 4179                    4   1  0    14       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 LOU CYPHER 4188               2   2  0    14       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 UNITED 4162                   0   2  0    12       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 S. MOE DIUS 4180              1   4  0    10       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SINNER 4165                   0   1  0     7       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE 334      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          KILLING MACHINE 4139  497 NONE    
THUNDERING CREEK 4189  1  1 1 SARATOGA GLORY 352    HIGH ELF 328          497 NONE    
COCONUT POPSICLE 4193  0  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352    ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 497 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baskervole -- And if he wasn't a golem, I'm sure he'd take you up on that offer of a
beer!  Congrats on your invite. -- The Icelord

The Dark One -- It got even better!  After Bjorn the Brave departed, High Lord Bosk
(JB) stopped in for a visit.  We made a giant cauldron of home-made chicken noodle
soup, opened up some Sam Adams White Ale and Chaucer's Mead and got down to some
serious gaming on our home-world of Polaris!  When the smoke cleared, two ancient
dragons where among those listed on the hit-list.  We would welcome you to Polaris.
-- The Icelord

Little Rainbow -- Well struck! -- Sensoo O Suru

Loggerhead -- I had to give it a try. -- Thor

Destitute Noble -- Here is my challenge to you:  Return to Arvat.  Run five warriors
a turn, every turn, for the rest of 2005.  We can go toe to toe every turn.  No one
will be able to run (much) interference for anyone, unlike Chimlevtal, where you can
use the Crying Cartel as a shield for our challenges.  Each manager will print the
stats of any warrior who graduates or dies.  We will see who can talk at the end of
the year.  Just show up. -- The Icelord

Silver Train -- It will do you no good to have an undefeated record, my friend, for
when you get out on the water, all that silver will tarnish.  Much better to be
stainless steel, don't you think? -- Boatman Ku

Sensoo O Suru -- 'Twasn't attack skills you needed, I think.  You needed to learn
more parry.  Of course, I wasn't demonstrating any parry, which may have had some
effect on that. -- Little Rainbow

Tad Deville -- Gods, man, why don't you graduate?  You're about as much use to the
rest of us as rockslide right in the middle of the trail.  And you're stingy with the
skills, besides.  Bummer. -- Tassalter

Thor -- Thing is, the season for storms is (I sincerely hope) past.  It's blue skies
and little flowers now, am I right?  Kids with ribbons skipping around the trees,
though why anyone would want to put a ribbon on a tree is beyond me.  But you know
what I mean.  Not the black clouds-thunder-lighting-deluge time of year. --
Loggerhead

Savory -- Under the circumstance, I'm not even going to complain about you getting
the win and three skills and two ratings and the title and me just escaping with my
life.  Because now my life's going to be a lot longer, and there won't be much
gladiating in it.  Although I do hear that I may get sent to Barikala, which would be
a rotten thing, since nobody ever comes back from there.  But Jorja says there's an
adventure in it, and I may have to go.  She's a mean one, some days. -- Baskervole
P.S.  9-12-18-9-15-6-15 PR.  Quarterstaff?  I never did figure those things out.  And
very low/low?  I may not be much on brains, but damned if I'll be a scum.

Sensoo O Suru -- As you see, I am to please. -- LP Baskervole

Devil Advocates -- But now that Baskervole is leaving, I'll have someone down low to
be challenged.... -- Jorja
P.S.  I know it's a small arena, and while I grumble, I don't lay blame.  Well, not
much.  Despite what my warriors allege, I'm human and not totally immune to
annoyance.

Freki -- I'm impressed.  You took a number of my tremendous damage shots.  You are
doing very well for your style! -- S. Moe Dius

Strato Star -- You are just WAY better than I am. -- Lou IV

Typist -- Sorry for the handwriting.  I do the best I can! -- the Dark One

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KILLING MACHINE butchered BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THUNDERING CREEK was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
COCONUT POPSICLE was easily killed by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute match.
SILVER TRAIN lost to BASKERVOLE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
TAD DEVILLE bested LITTLE RAINBOW in a 2 minute brutal veteran's Challenge fight.
OBSIDIAN GOLEM outwaited TASSALTER in a popular 7 minute expert's Challenge brawl.
STRATOSTAR devastated LOGGERHEAD in a 3 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SAVORY savagely defeated SENSOO O SURU in a 3 minute expert's Title melee.
BOATMAN KU lost to BEFORE THE DAWN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CHARON slimly lost to CAPTURED ORC in a popular 3 minute brutal fight.
THOR was overcome by ELECTRIC EYE in a 1 minute bout.
UNITED was defeated by FREKI in a 5 minute match.
S. MOE DIUS was demolished by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LOU CYPHER devastated SINNER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
DEE SPADER devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
M. A. FISTAFOLES handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -   9 -  0      68  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  12 -  4      68  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  17 -  0      19  |

Turn 497 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SAVORY 4143                16   4  1  175 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
WALL OF STEEL    TAD DEVILLE 4140           20   5  1  106 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146        17   8  0   94 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
TOTAL PARRY      OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975        21  19  1   92 THE STORMLORDS (337)
STRIKING ATTACK  SILVER TRAIN 4170           6   1  0   82 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
SLASHING ATTACK  BEFORE THE DAWN 4148        5   0  0   55 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TASSALTER 4112.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TASSALTER 4112.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHARON 4103, STRATOSTAR 
4173, SAVORY 4143, KILLING MACHINE 4139, SILVER TRAIN 4170, UNITED 4162, TAD DEVILLE 
4140, BEFORE THE DAWN 4148, LOU CYPHER 4188, and DEE SPADER 4192.

The least popular fighter this week was SINNER 4165.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were S. MOE DIUS 4180, FREKI 4179, LOGGERHEAD 4149, OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975, 
COCONUT POPSICLE 4193, ELECTRIC EYE 4156, THOR 4169, BOATMAN KU 4130, SENSOO O SURU 
3979, and LITTLE RAINBOW 4146.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SAVORY (32-4143) SARATOGA GLORY (352)
TAD DEVILLE (32-4140) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

BASKERVOLE (32-4071) FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)