DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/13/2005    Duedate: 01/26/2005

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-487

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CATLOW
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6990) [18-7-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CATLOW                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          
(33-6990) [18-7-1,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CATLOW                         LADY KALDRA
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          LUROCIANS II (92)
(33-6990) [18-7-1,116]         (33-5451) [8-6-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIANS II (92)           24
2. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       18      SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
3. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     15      Unchartered Team
4. VEGGIES (435)                9
5. FOOD FIGHT (10)              0      WISH YOU WERE BEER (514)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    130  96 12 57.5   1/ 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    11  2 0
 2/ 2 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     108  99 15 52.2   2/ 2 VEGGIES (435)             7  5 0
 3/ 3 LUROCIANS II (92)        355 326 24 52.1   3/ 7 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   5  6 0
 4/ 4 VEGGIES (435)            175 164 11 51.6   4/ 3 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      5 10 1
 5- 5 FOOD FIGHT (10)          164 154  5 51.6   5/ 6 LUROCIANS II (92)         4  2 0
 6/ 9 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   62  77  0 44.6   6- 4 FOOD FIGHT (10)           0  2 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 506): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): DARLING NIKKI of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): BLUE BLOOD of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 506): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): EXTREME (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): LEGION OF DUMB (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 505): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 498): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 366): DEADFALL of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Ahhh yes, here I sit once again.  What a feeling of accomplishment to supposedly
fight my closest competitor (Venomous Concubine)?  Boys, you best step up to the
plate.  How does that make y'all feel, to know a computer generated warrior is better
than you!  Hammer and friends, what a sad day on the Island!  Don't really have
anyone to challenge beings The Greek Guy chose not to fight last turn.  Hmmm, bad
matchup perhaps.  We shall see who walks onto the sands with me.

                                             Catlow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out NIYTYOLE ISLAND 
to see what's new.  THE SEWING CIRCLE like really fought hard to move up to 3rd from 
7th.  Way to go!  MVP award for LADY WU?  LUROCIANS II's proud of him after beating 
STONE FACE HAMMER and getting 11 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  STONE FACE 
HAMMER's match with LADY WU cost him a loss of 9 points!  Don't you think the 
Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think CATLOW should let KUNG-FU MASTER 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.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  Can SACKETT'S 
& CO.'s CLINCH be more popular than me?  She was challenged the most, but is that 
really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  
(SUCCOTASH vs. BIG CASINO HAMMER, that is.) Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you 
guys can do?   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  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                  
 CATLOW 6990                  18   7  1   116       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINCH 7133                  12   2  1   109       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 LADY KALDRA 5451              8   6  1    98       LUROCIANS II (92)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                11   9  3    84       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 LONIGAN 7022                 12  12  1    82       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 TATHARLI 4505                18  13  0    68       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY WU 6815                  8   7  0    63       LUROCIANS II (92)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUREE EVIL 7264               4   0  0    54       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245        9   7  0    50       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 SUCCOTASH 7253                4   1  0    50       VEGGIES (435)
-SWILL 7187                    5   4  0    42       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 LADY CLAIRE 7125              3   1  0    42       LUROCIANS II (92)
-PASTA LA VISTA 7256           4   0  0    38       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244          8   8  0    37       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          7   9  0    37       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         8   8  0    32       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HOFTA LAUGH 4717              6   7  0    29       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOPALONG 7259                 2   2  0    24       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277        2   2  1    21       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-PUERCO PIBIL 7258             2   2  0    16       FOOD FIGHT (10)
 THIMBELL 4836                 2   8  0    14       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-BROCCOLI 7285                 1   0  0    13       VEGGIES (435)
 TWIGGY 4992                   1   0  0     7       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 SPAGHETTI 7301                1   2  0     5       VEGGIES (435)
 TYLER 4993                    0   1  0     1       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CORN PONE 7289         2  2 0 VEGGIES 435           SPYMASTER 242         487 NONE    
ARTY CHOKE 7290        2  1 0 VEGGIES 435           BIG CASINO HAMME 7277 486 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spaghetti -- This is some kind of trick, right?  I say I'm allergic to wheat, and you
curl your lip and say you're a squash, and then you squash ME.  Well, HA!  I didn't
fall for it! -- Thimbell

Lonigan -- Well, darn.  I didn't think you cared about that herd.  After all, you
were late getting there. -- Tatharli

Maverick Hammer -- I thought your pappy told you not to take that kind of chances,
boy. -- Hofta Laugh

Clinch -- (sigh)  Yes, you dropped your mountain on me. -- Tatharli

Well, I've found my other two slackers, and we'll see if we can get them out onto the
sands this time.  Be gentle with them, they're fragile and stupid. -- Jorja

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CORN PONE was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LADY KALDRA was bested by CLINCH in a action packed 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
LADY WU savagely defeated STONE FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
LADY CLAIRE devastated COOL HAND HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
CATLOW savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute mismatched Title match.
LONIGAN savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute brutal struggle.
TATHARLI devastated MAVERICK HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SUCCOTASH handily defeated BIG CASINO HAMMER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLUFFING HAMMER vanquished THIMBELL in a 3 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
HOFTA LAUGH vanquished SPAGHETTI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
HOPALONG overpowered TYLER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
TWIGGY defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  18 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   8 -  1      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 487 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CATLOW 6990                18   7  1  116 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
TOTAL PARRY      CLINCH 7133                12   2  1  109 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
STRIKING ATTACK  LADY KALDRA 5451            8   6  1   98 LUROCIANS II (92)
AIMED BLOW       TATHARLI 4505              18  13  0   68 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  LADY CLAIRE 7125            3   1  0   42 LUROCIANS II (92)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CATLOW 6990.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
LADY KALDRA 5451.  The ten other most popular fighters were CATLOW 6990, BLUFFING 
HAMMER 7244, CLINCH 7133, LONIGAN 7022, HOFTA LAUGH 4717, TWIGGY 4992, LADY WU 6815, 
LADY CLAIRE 7125, TATHARLI 4505, and SUCCOTASH 7253.

The least popular fighter this week was TYLER 4993.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SPAGHETTI 7301, BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277, MAVERICK HAMMER 7242, COOL HAND 
HAMMER 7243, STONE FACE HAMMER 7245, CORN PONE 7289, HOPALONG 7259, THIMBELL 4836, 
SUCCOTASH 7253, and TATHARLI 4505.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CATLOW (33-6990) SACKETT'S & CO. (552)