DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/18/2005    Duedate: 05/31/2005

MURSKA ARENA

DM-35    TURN-489

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HUCKLE CAT
BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
(35-3874) [9-4-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HUCKLE CAT                     TYPHOON
BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)           DIRT DEVILS (363)
(35-3874) [9-4-0,100]          (35-3895) [4-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SOYOYAY                        TYPHOON
PHILANTHROPISTS (153)          DIRT DEVILS (363)
(35-3463) [18-18-0,98]         (35-3895) [4-1-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE BEARS (253)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)     58
2. BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)        25      BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
3. DIRT DEVILS (363)           23      Unchartered Team
4. THE BEARS (253)             12
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (153)      -15      DIRT DEVILS (363)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DIRT DEVILS (363)          8   2  0 80.0   1/ 3 THE BEARS (253)           7  3 0
 2/ 2 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      38  19  5 66.7   2/ 4 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)      7  5 0
 3/ 3 THE BEARS (253)          356 262 25 57.6   3/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)   7  8 0
 4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)    348 293 28 54.3   4/ 6*DIRT DEVILS (363)         6  0 0
 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)   50  52  2 49.0   5/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)     4  2 0
 6/ 6 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)   481 738 20 39.5   6/ 1 CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)    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 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): 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 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): TRYURLUCK of BLOOD KNIGHTS from JURINE (Talon
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, 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 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 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 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in MURSKA this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
CHILDREN OF LLYR is pushed out of top team by THE BEARS, who came from 3rd with a 
2-1-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to 
drown for CHILDREN OF LLYR, whose 0-5-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 6th.  The 
PHILANTHROPISTS 3 guild has had a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, LOCO 
fought DALLOW and gained 19 points and contributed to PHILANTHROPISTS 3's 5-0-0.  
DALLOW has lost to LOCO, falling 17 points, while helping make CHILDREN OF LLYR a 
0-5-0 turn.  And not without some honor, HUCKLE CAT now claims the title and throne 
of Duelmaster of MURSKA.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Fire Dragon Inn?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the THE BEARS stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on MURSKA, what are you afraid of?  And guess who avoided THE 
BEARS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was PHILANTHROPISTS.  Anyone surprised? 
The most challenged warrior this turn was CHILDREN OF LLYR's warrior MORPETH.  More 
fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover 
or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in MURSKA, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in MURSKA again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUCKLE CAT 3874               9   4  0   100       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOYOYAY 3463                 18  18  0    98       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZEBZAMBEZI 3581              12   6  2    86       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 TAKE COVER 3870               9   2  3    74       THE BEARS (253)
-FATHER CAT 3875               7   1  1    72       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 DINGO DOG 3878                8   2  3    71       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORPETH 3862                 11  14  0    61       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYPHOON 3895                  4   1  0    53       DIRT DEVILS (363)
 MOZART 3756                   6   1  0    47       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 BANANNAS GORILLA 3876         9   4  1    46       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 LOCO 3677                     7   7  0    44       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 NOREASTER 3896                4   1  0    39       DIRT DEVILS (363)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KAI 3873                      9   9  0    36       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALLOW 3872                   7  11  1    33       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
 GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748        5   6  0    28       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 RAIN CLOUD 3916               2   0  0    24       THE BEARS (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PADDY 3898                    6   5  0    23       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-BOOMSHAKALAKA 3611            2   2  0    23       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
-DARK CLOUD 3908               1   0  0    18       THE BEARS (253)
 CADAL COONTZ 3901             3   7  0    16       CHILDREN OF LLYR (141)
-UGLY GENTLEMAN 3582           3   5  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
 OH OHLISH OMINAH 3912         2   3  1    13       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 PARALLEL UNIVERSE 3925        1   0  0    13       PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (347)
 MR. FIXIT 3905                1   4  0     7       BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
 STORM CLOUD 3923              1   1  0     4       THE BEARS (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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

TYPHOON devastated KAI in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DINGO DOG subdued MORPETH in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
BANANNAS GORILLA was overpowered by TAKE COVER in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
NOREASTER devastated PADDY in a 1 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
OH OHLISH OMINAH bested MR. FIXIT in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
ZEBZAMBEZI was defeated by HUCKLE CAT in a exciting 1 minute Title struggle.
SOYOYAY devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
DALLOW was viciously subdued by LOCO in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
MOZART viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a action packed 1 minute fight.
CADAL COONTZ was overpowered by RAIN CLOUD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GARTH THE SEAMITE handily defeated STORM CLOUD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PARALLEL UNIVERSE demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   8 -  3      68  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    44 -  23 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  0      29  |

Turn 489 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HUCKLE CAT 3874             9   4  0  100 BUSY, BUSYTOWN (360)
BASHING ATTACK   ZEBZAMBEZI 3581            12   6  2   86 PHILANTHROPISTS (153)
SLASHING ATTACK  TAKE COVER 3870             9   2  3   74 THE BEARS (253)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SOYOYAY 3463.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TYPHOON 3895.  The ten other most popular fighters were DINGO DOG 3878, OH OHLISH 
OMINAH 3912, SOYOYAY 3463, LOCO 3677, MOZART 3756, NOREASTER 3896, ZEBZAMBEZI 3581, 
HUCKLE CAT 3874, TAKE COVER 3870, and MR. FIXIT 3905.

The least popular fighter this week was STORM CLOUD 3923.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CADAL COONTZ 3901, DALLOW 3872, PADDY 3898, BANANNAS GORILLA 
3876, MORPETH 3862, GARTH THE SEAMITE 3748, KAI 3873, PARALLEL UNIVERSE 3925, RAIN 
CLOUD 3916, and MR. FIXIT 3905.