DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2004    Duedate: 08/04/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DESPAIR
HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-1217) [18-19-2,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DESPAIR                        POSITION IS EMPTY
HELL'S PAWNS (104)             
(43-1217) [18-19-2,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLINE                        DISMAY
THE FAMILY (116)               HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-4266) [22-19-1,99]         (43-1906) [6-5-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          31
2. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           27      MEDS (432)
3. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      17      Unchartered Team
4. MEDS (432)                   1
5. WOLF RIDERS (391)            0      VOLCANIC RING (174)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDS (432)                64  36  2 64.0   1/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         11  4 0
 2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        130 116  4 52.8   2/ 1 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        10  5 0
 3/ 0 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    80  94 10 46.0   3/ 4 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        6  8 0
 4- 3 WOLF RIDERS (391)         73  86  8 45.9   4/ 3 MEDS (432)                3  1 0
 5/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         362 431 10 45.6   5/ 0 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    1  3 0
 6/ 5 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       125 149 11 45.6   6- 5 WOLF RIDERS (391)         0  5 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 496): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Misery, you should NOT have lost that fight!  It floors me.  Amazing.

                                        Stiltz
                                Shewish and proud of it

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, VEASTIAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, WIDOWMAKERS, since THE 
FAMILY took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now let's all watch 
HELL'S PAWNS' heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big 
talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see ETHON EL KEER win a 
fight and gain 22 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ETHON EL KEER beat TIRO CUCKOO and 
TIRO CUCKOO lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in 
with the new, as DESPAIR takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Welcome Wench, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From VEASTIAN's trash dumps?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for VEASTIAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in VEASTIAN to get a drink than The Welcome 
Wench!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESPAIR 1217                 18  19  2   105       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLINE 4266                 22  19  1    99       THE FAMILY (116)
-RAYEK 3915                   18  13  0    99       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 TIRO COCOCO 4314             17  12  0    94       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILTZ 4265                  17  24  0    84       THE FAMILY (116)
-CUTTER 3864                  19  14  3    82       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 RIBSPLITTER 4330             10  12  1    70       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ETHON EL KEER 3992            9  15  1    62       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         13  12  1    58       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DART 3865                    11  22  1    56       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 BLOODLETTER 4365              7   4  0    56       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             12  15  1    52       THE FAMILY (116)
 VAHNZUR 4373                  5   3  0    41       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISMAY 1906                   6   5  0    33       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUTSPILLER 4375               4   2  0    28       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376             3   3  0    22       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 WILLBREAKER 4372              4   4  0    20       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 TORMENT 1960                  4   4  0    16       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 RAPTURE 4374                  3   2  0    13       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
 LADY MANTLE 4267              2   6  0    12       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
-TREESTUMP 4357                1   4  0     7       WOLF RIDERS (391)
 RED VALERIAN 4274             0   6  0     7       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DURCIEF 4381                  0   1  0     1       MEDS (432)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ribsplitter -- Ah...your day job is at the barbecue place down on the waterfront,
isn't it?  I thought I'd seen you there.  You're better at that. -- Tiro Cococo

M. Chardinee.  (sigh) -- Carline

Bloodletter -- I hope they didn't study your tricks during those days you spent in
the Infirmary.  They don't need to do stuff like that! -- Tiro Cuckoo

Torment -- What was up with that?  Too much weight? -- Vahnzur

Harbinger -- It's a dirty job, but somebody's got to do it. -- Tiro Cuckoo

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STILTZ was devastated by DESPAIR in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
TIRO COCOCO subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute melee.
CARLINE demolished M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
TIRO CUCKOO was devastated by ETHON EL KEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RIBSPLITTER subdued DAPHNE CAMISADO in a 1 minute master's competition.
BLOODLETTER vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
GUTSPILLER bested RED VALERIAN in a 2 minute competition.
VAHNZUR overpowered TORMENT in a 2 minute gruesome uneven melee.
WILLBREAKER was viciously subdued by DISMAY in a popular 2 minute gruesome duel.
LADY MANTLE was vanquished by WOUNDBRINGER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RAPTURE beat DURCIEF in a 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  11 -  1      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  30 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |

Turn 431 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         3 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CARLINE 4266               22  19  1   99 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       TIRO COCOCO 4314           17  12  0   94 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991       13  12  1   58 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLOODLETTER 4365            7   4  0   56 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373                5   3  0   41 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CARLINE 4266.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DISMAY 1906.  The ten other most popular fighters were TIRO COCOCO 4314, DESPAIR 
1217, RED VALERIAN 4274, CARLINE 4266, BLOODLETTER 4365, VAHNZUR 4373, RAPTURE 4374, 
RIBSPLITTER 4330, GUTSPILLER 4375, and WOUNDBRINGER 4376.

The least popular fighter this week was DURCIEF 4381.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LADY MANTLE 4267, WILLBREAKER 4372, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, TORMENT 1960, 
DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991, ETHON EL KEER 3992, STILTZ 4265, WOUNDBRINGER 4376, GUTSPILLER 
4375, and RIBSPLITTER 4330.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DESPAIR (43-1217) HELL'S PAWNS (104)