DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/10/2005    Duedate: 03/23/2005

NIYTYOLE ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NIMBLE NEUTER
ARENA FELINES (539)
(33-6957) [12-5-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NIMBLE NEUTER                  CHAN
ARENA FELINES (539)            BLITZKRIEG (597)
(33-6957) [12-5-0,98]          (33-7202) [5-0-1,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TATHARLI                       SUCCOTASH
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        VEGGIES (435)
(33-4505) [19-16-0,73]         (33-7253) [7-2-0,69]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)       17
2. ARENA FELINES (539)         15      ARENA FELINES (539)
3. VEGGIES (435)               13      Unchartered Team
4. BLITZKRIEG (597)            11
5. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)      9      BLITZKRIEG (597)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (539)      152  93  9 62.0   1/ 2 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     7  3 1
 2/ 4*BLITZKRIEG (597)          11   8  1 57.9   2/ 1 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   6  9 0
 3/ 3 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     23  19  2 54.8   3/ 3 VEGGIES (435)             5  1 0
 4/ 5 VEGGIES (435)            181 167 11 52.0   4/ 6*BLITZKRIEG (597)          5  1 0
 5/ 6 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)     114 113 15 50.2   5/ 7 ARENA FELINES (539)       4  0 0
 6/ 7 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   70  89  0 44.0   6/ 4 CASINO HAMMERZ (576)      3 12 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 510): CAT TASTROPHIE of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 510): PLATO of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 504): CITATION of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 506): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 505): PIP THE TROLL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 503): SIT of VALHALLA (Odin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 251): LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 495): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 249): KIRKEN TUORNIN of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 492): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 490): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 483): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 446): ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 226): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): RAINBOW of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 208): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 371): MECHANISM of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 350): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 156): YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 396): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 510): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 510): BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 504): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 506): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 505): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 503): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 251): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 495): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 249): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 492): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 490): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 483): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 446): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 226): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 208): SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 371): ARNIE'S ARMY (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 350): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 156): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 396): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 510): BADGER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 505): PEACH NUTT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 504): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 249): DROKK of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 445): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 221): RAINBOW of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                                 DEEP FRIED LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                     (turn 220): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 349): DRACO EL TANIN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys 
to dogpile on.  CHAOTICDISORDER now holds the crown and they are betting they can 
keep it.  Hey everybody, watch out for DEMONICHELLION, who flew up 17 points in the 
rankings after mashing STONE FACE HAMMER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  
Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  STONE FACE HAMMER was 
overcame by DEMONICHELLION and drops 15 points.  Well, everybody's pal NIMBLE NEUTER 
moved its record to 12-5-0 by defeating TATHARLI in the Duelmaster's Title Bout and 
gaining 7 recognition points.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a 
bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the NIYTYOLE ISLAND arena.  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid CASINO HAMMERZ, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does NIYTYOLE ISLAND really have that many liars?  And you guys like to 
boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BLITZKRIEG beats feet every time CASINO 
HAMMERZ smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were 
votes, COOL HAND HAMMER would be president.  Although it may be a contest she doesn't 
want to win.  CHAN of BLITZKRIEG had better have a good reason for challenging down 
12 points in a challenge which he won.  I thought CHAN showed great skill and promise 
when he overcame COOL HAND HAMMER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in NIYTYOLE ISLAND 
have no sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Well, there goes another 
Spy Report.  Good luck in next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMBLE NEUTER 6957           12   5  0    98       ARENA FELINES (539)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015        14   2  0    76       ARENA FELINES (539)
 TATHARLI 4505                19  16  0    73       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 SUCCOTASH 7253                7   2  0    69       VEGGIES (435)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMONICHELLION 7038           5   3  2    62       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROCCOLI 7285                 4   1  0    53       VEGGIES (435)
 CHAN 7202                     5   0  1    51       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 BLUFFING HAMMER 7244         10  10  0    43       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 STONE FACE HAMMER 7245       10  10  0    41       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 MALODOROUSREEK 7274           5   3  0    40       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 HOFTA LAUGH 4717              8   9  0    39       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 COOL HAND HAMMER 7243         9  11  0    38       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            5   4  0    35       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          7  13  0    34       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIABOLICFIEND 7275            5   3  0    32       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 WRECHEDMISERY 7255            3   3  0    31       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 BOOMER 7198                   3   1  0    29       BLITZKRIEG (597)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277        4   4  1    23       CASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-HEATHCLIFF 7271               4   0  0    22       ARENA FELINES (539)
 THIMBELL 4836                 3  11  0    20       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-BOMBAY 7201                   3   2  0    17       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 TYLER 4993                    2   3  0     9       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT SCRATCH FEVER 7284        1   2  0     6       ARENA FELINES (539)
-SEA MAN 7262                  0   2  0     2       BLITZKRIEG (597)
 IRINKESTA 7321                0   1  0     1       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-CAT'S UP 7286                 0   1  0     1       ARENA FELINES (539)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TWIGGY 4992            3  1 0 THE SEWING CIRCLE 388 DEMONICHELLION 7038   490         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Nimble Neuter -- Not only nimble, but fast and effective.  Well done. -- Tatharli, 
going home to get herself sewed back together, because you just can't trust the 
Infirmary these days

Amorphosblob -- (with horrified fascination)  Gosh, is that what happens when you 
neuter an orc?  (hushed voice)  That's awful.  What do you have left to live for? -- 
Thimbell

Demonichellion -- I don't think we'll miss Twiggy at all.  She could be SUCH a pain 
at mealtimes!  Always going on about how she didn't dare eat anything at all, in case 
she gained weight.  Except for the OTHER times, when she boasted of being able to eat 
anything without gaining weight, of course.  A real annoyance to those of us with 
normal metabolisms and figures. -- Tatharli

Diabolicfiend -- (pained look)  That hurt.  They say that I, er, Hofta Laugh at it, 
but I really don't think so.

Sea Man -- No, you may NOT "get personal and friendly" with me, not when you're all 
over seaweed and, um, stuff.  You'd RUIN my outfit. -- Tyler

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIABOLICFIEND was devastated by BROCCOLI in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WRECHEDMISERY lost to BLUFFING HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
CHAN overcame COOL HAND HAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge match.
MALODOROUSREEK overpowered MAVERICK HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BOOMER overpowered TYLER in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Challenge fight.
NIMBLE NEUTER devastated TATHARLI in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SUCCOTASH was bested by LITTER BOX LUCKY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
AMORPHOUSBLOB was savagely defeated by HOFTA LAUGH in a action packed 1 minute melee.
DEMONICHELLION vanquished STONE FACE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BIG CASINO HAMMER viciously subdued THIMBELL in a 2 minute gory duel.
IRINKESTA was defeated by EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  18 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  21 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 491 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 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  NIMBLE NEUTER 6957         12   5  0   98 ARENA FELINES (539)
TOTAL PARRY      LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015      14   2  0   76 ARENA FELINES (539)
AIMED BLOW       TATHARLI 4505              19  16  0   73 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
LUNGING ATTACK   SUCCOTASH 7253              7   2  0   69 VEGGIES (435)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMONICHELLION 7038         5   3  2   62 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TATHARLI 4505.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SUCCOTASH 7253.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOFTA LAUGH 4717, BIG 
CASINO HAMMER 7277, BOOMER 7198, BROCCOLI 7285, BLUFFING HAMMER 7244, CHAN 7202, 
MALODOROUSREEK 7274, LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015, DEMONICHELLION 7038, and COOL HAND HAMMER 
7243.

The least popular fighter this week was THIMBELL 4836.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STONE FACE HAMMER 7245, TATHARLI 4505, TYLER 4993, WRECHEDMISERY 7255, 
DIABOLICFIEND 7275, IRINKESTA 7321, AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042, NIMBLE NEUTER 6957, MAVERICK 
HAMMER 7242, and COOL HAND HAMMER 7243.