DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2005    Duedate: 02/09/2005

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CLINCH
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-7133) [13-2-1,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CLINCH                         POSITION IS EMPTY
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          
(33-7133) [13-2-1,118]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CLINCH                         CLINCH
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-7133) [13-2-1,118]         (33-7133) [13-2-1,118]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       23
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     22      SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
3. CASINO HAMMERZ (576)        16      Unchartered Team
4. VEGGIES (435)               16
5. LUROCIANS II (92)            0      DEERSLAYERS (223)

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)    133  96 12 58.1   1/ 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    11  0 0
 2/ 2 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     111 101 15 52.4   2/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   6  7 0
 3- 3 LUROCIANS II (92)        355 326 24 52.1   3/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      6  9 1
 4/ 4 VEGGIES (435)            176 166 11 51.5   4/ 2 VEGGIES (435)             3  7 0
 5/ 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   64  80  0 44.4   5- 5 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  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 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     This, my friends, is goodbye.  I have been chosen to move up the ranks.  Not
sure yet if Barnabas will fight me any longer.  Time will tell.  Kung Fu Master #2,
you folks should be ashamed of yourselves.  I will be looking for better competition.
Will not be challenging anyone again this turn.

                                        Farewell,
                                                  Catlow

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail NIYTYOLE ISLAND!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed 
for your deeds.  And let's see, TWIGGY fought EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and gained 12 points 
and contributed to THE SEWING CIRCLE's 2-3-0.  MAVERICK HAMMER has lost to THE 
USEROUS MERCHANT, falling 4 points, while helping make CASINO HAMMERZ a 3-2-0 turn.  
Defending hers title for another turn, CATLOW kept THE SEWING CIRCLE's warrior, 
TATHARLI, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw 
last night, cramped under the table at The Don't Drop Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the LUROCIANS II 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on NIYTYOLE ISLAND, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding LUROCIANS II more than any other team we find SACKETT'S & 
CO..  NIYTYOLE ISLAND, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in NIYTYOLE ISLAND again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CLINCH 7133                  13   2  1   118       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY KALDRA 5451              8   6  1    98       LUROCIANS II (92)
 LONIGAN 7022                 13  12  1    91       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID REDO 6899                11   9  3    84       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 TATHARLI 4505                18  14  0    69       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LADY WU 6815                  8   7  0    63       LUROCIANS II (92)
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245       10   7  0    57       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUCCOTASH 7253                5   1  0    55       VEGGIES (435)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244          9   8  0    45       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-LADY CLAIRE 7125              3   1  0    42       LUROCIANS II (92)
 HOFTA LAUGH 4717              7   7  0    36       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         8   9  0    33       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          7  10  0    33       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277        3   2  1    25       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-HOPALONG 7259                 2   2  0    24       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWIGGY 4992                   2   0  0    19       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBELL 4836                 2   9  0    15       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 BROCCOLI 7285                 1   1  0    14       VEGGIES (435)
 TYLER 4993                    0   2  0     2       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SPAGHETTI 7301         1  3 0 VEGGIES 435           BANDIT PRINCE 245     488 NONE    
ARTY CHOKE 7290        2  1 0 VEGGIES 435           BIG CASINO HAMME 7277 486 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lady K. -- Thought you'd sneak in through the back door ehhh, nice try. -- Clinch

All -- This will be my last fight for a while, Barnabas just getting me to my number
for tourney.  See you around! -- Clinch

All -- See you after next tourney. -- Hopalong

Kung Fu -- So, you're # 2 around here.  This arena is getting tough! -- Catlow

Maverick Hammer -- Did you see that?  The arenamaster nodded at me!  He actually
NOTICED me!  It makes me breathless when he does that. -- Tatharli

Bluffing Hammer -- Drat.  And just when I'm sure it's always going to be a bluff with
you, whammo, you have the cards.  Drat. -- Thimbell

Spaghetti -- Ha!  I left you all tangled up!  Bwahaha! -- Hofta Laugh

Hopalong -- I had the idea that your guildhouse was actually a mercantile operation,
you know, like Penny's or something.  But you didn't have anything to sell.  Bummer.
-- Tyler

The Fratsfa Slave has NO fashion sense whatsoever. -- Twiggy

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

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPAGHETTI was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
CATLOW devastated TATHARLI in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CLINCH handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute one-sided Title match.
LONIGAN devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BLUFFING HAMMER subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute competition.
STONE FACE HAMMER bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 3 minute duel.
SUCCOTASH devastated COOL HAND HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
MAVERICK HAMMER was overcome by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 3 minute fight.
HOFTA LAUGH handily defeated BROCCOLI in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THIMBELL was viciously subdued by BIG CASINO HAMMER in a 2 minute duel.
TYLER was defeated by FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
TWIGGY overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  19 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 488 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      CLINCH 7133                13   2  1  118 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
SLASHING ATTACK  LONIGAN 7022               13  12  1   91 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
AIMED BLOW       TATHARLI 4505              18  14  0   69 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
STRIKING ATTACK  STONE FACE HAMMER 7245     10   7  0   57 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUCCOTASH 7253              5   1  0   55 VEGGIES (435)
PARRY-STRIKE     BLUFFING HAMMER 7244        9   8  0   45 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CLINCH 7133.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
CLINCH 7133.  The ten other most popular fighters were STONE FACE HAMMER 7245, BIG 
CASINO HAMMER 7277, SPAGHETTI 7301, BLUFFING HAMMER 7244, LONIGAN 7022, SUCCOTASH 
7253, HOFTA LAUGH 4717, TWIGGY 4992, TYLER 4993, and TATHARLI 4505.

The least popular fighter this week was MAVERICK HAMMER 7242.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THIMBELL 4836, BROCCOLI 7285, COOL HAND HAMMER 7243, TATHARLI 
4505, TYLER 4993, TWIGGY 4992, HOFTA LAUGH 4717, SUCCOTASH 7253, LONIGAN 7022, and 
BLUFFING HAMMER 7244.

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

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

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALICE 2888 (132-89-4)                 14  3  0         ALICE'S RESTAURANT   
MILQUETOAST 5313 (81-55-2)             3  3  0         BLOOM COUNTY         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZONKER 4337 (76-54-0)                  3  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PLAYDO GOLEM 4567 (45-45-0)            8  3  0         CAVITY CREEPS II     
LORD LIGHTSPEED 2928 (41-38-3)         1  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
LUCK O' IRISH 6161 (25-9-3)            0  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
W.T. POOH 4430 (74-56-0)               7  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          
DARTMAN 7161 (17-8-1)                  5  3  0         COLGATE DAYS         
LINK HOGTHROB 5358 (23-10-0)           5  3  0         INTERSTELLAR PORK    
LADY EMILY 6626 (31-23-1)              3  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
LORD FIREFLASH 2966 (36-39-0)          2  3  0         LUROCIANS II         
SPAZZ 6207 (48-46-0)                   0  3  0         SNOTZI'S II          

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
IMNOTA GOD 4801 (31-14-0)             10  3  1         SUPERIOR FORCES 1F   

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SHOES 4204 (7-4-0)                    10  3  0         THINGS THAT STINK    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LIONESS 7222 (6-0-0)                   3  3  0         DARK TOADS II        
BLOODROOT 5842 (7-4-0)                 2  3  0         VOLUNTEER FLOWERS    
LADY WU 6815 (8-7-0)                   1  3  0         LUROCIANS II         

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BING GAO 6536 (3-2-0)                  6  3  0         RANDOM THOUGHTS      
REDBUD 7004 (0-1-0)                    3  3  0         VOLUNTEER FLOWERS    
CHAPS & SPURS 7115 (0-1-0)             0  3  0         ALL DRESSED UP       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BROCCOLI 7285 (1-0-0)                  0  3  0         VEGGIES              
PRIVET 7005 (1-0-0)                    0  3  0         VOLUNTEER FLOWERS    

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HARD TACK 6688 (0-0-0)                 4  3  0         BAD BREAD            
THISTLE 7311 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         VOLUNTEER FLOWERS    
RED PEPPERS 7312 (0-0-0)               2  3  0  DEAD   VEGGIES