DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2004    Duedate: 08/18/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-432

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CARLINE
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4266) [23-19-1,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CARLINE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
THE FAMILY (116)               
(43-4266) [23-19-1,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARLINE                        CARLINE
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4266) [23-19-1,102]        (43-4266) [23-19-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)      38
2. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          31      MEDS (432)
3. MEDS (432)                   1      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)            -8
5. WIDOWMAKERS (115)          -18      DELETED (205)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDS (432)                64  37  2 63.4   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        132 119  4 52.6   2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         8  7 0
 3/ 6 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       129 149 11 46.4   3/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        7  6 0
 4/ 3 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    82  96 10 46.1   4/ 5 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    3  5 0
 5/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         364 434 10 45.6   5/ 4 MEDS (432)                1  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 497): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): AMBROSIUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, 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 356): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 491): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 491): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 488): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 244): OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 480): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 477): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 475): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 468): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 219): VENDETTA INC. (Goat, 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 356): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 336): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 381): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 497): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 495): BATAAKAPPU of POWERPUFF GIRLS (The Narrator, 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.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 431): DESPAIR of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, 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.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 356): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of VEASTIAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to HELL'S PAWNS for their 
4-0-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  ETHON EL KEER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested RIBSPLITTER and was awarded 14 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, ETHON EL KEER put down RIBSPLITTER, causing him to 
lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has DESPAIR in the 
past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat 
skill yet again.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this 
week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city VEASTIAN.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those 
below.  TORMENT take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in VEASTIAN.  At the 
gambling halls I have started to bet money on DAPHNE CAMISADO.  She has got the 
courage it takes.  Witness hers challenge this turn against STILTZ!  I must admit to 
some joy.  Before my very eyes the underdog in this contest, DAPHNE CAMISADO, 
defeated STILTZ to claim victory and recognition.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in VEASTIAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARLINE 4266                 23  19  1   102       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRO COCOCO 4314             17  13  0    86       THE FAMILY (116)
 DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         14  12  1    81       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 STILTZ 4265                  17  25  0    76       THE FAMILY (116)
 ETHON EL KEER 3992           10  15  1    76       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODLETTER 4365              8   4  0    59       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             13  15  1    57       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIBSPLITTER 4330             10  13  1    56       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 DISMAY 1906                   7   5  0    41       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 VAHNZUR 4373                  5   4  0    41       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORMENT 1960                  5   4  0    25       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 GUTSPILLER 4375               4   3  0    24       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLBREAKER 4372              5   4  0    23       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 RAPTURE 4374                  4   2  0    16       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376             3   4  0    16       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 LADY MANTLE 4267              2   7  0    13       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
 RED VALERIAN 4274             0   7  0     7       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DURCIEF 4381                  0   2  0     2       MEDS (432)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Despair -- Wow, me in a title--  Oh, wait, *I* had the title!  Um, okay, how about
this.  Wow, me in the graduation-notice fight of an ancient warrior!  Really, you
carry your years well, sir.  It was an honor to match against you. -- Stiltz
P.S.  I didn't lay that on too thickly, did I?

This Kung-Fu Master is a kung-fool.  The whole idea of stepping out onto the sands
without weapons!  Well, okay, his open hand is a "well-suited" weapon...of a sort.
Fine.  But what good is it when he goes to parry?  He gets hurt as badly by the
parries as by my direct blows!  Can't anyone teach the Kung-Fool to DODGE rather than
attempt a bare-handed parry?  It's embarrassing, after a while. -- Tiro Cococo

Where does this M. Chardinee think he gets off, criticizing my clothes?  Telling me I
don't have "true flair in dressing"!  He would maybe like me to come out unarmored
and in my best outfit?  As if! -- Carline the justly incensed

Noachian -- Talk about "out of the blue"!  Good to see you back.  Now if only we
could get the "come-backs" and "hang-ons" to show up at the same time.... -- Jorja,
The Family

Ethon El Keer -- Jorja's glad to see you.  Isn't that great?  You notice it isn't HER
out here on the sands getting whacked.  Oh, no, all SHE is doing is getting ready to
chew me out for being one-shotted.  Er, there was only one shot, wasn't there?  If
you hit me again, I was in no condition to notice, anyway.... -- Tiro Cuckoo
P.S.  Good fight, I guess.  For you.

Torment -- I bestow upon you the curled lip of scorn.  Why does our fight have
nothing but short lines?  It's an insult.  And NO SKILLS for either of us!  That's
even worse.  I'm sure you were demonstrating skills right and left, I know *I* was,
so what happened to them?  WHO TOOK OUR SKILLS? -- Vahnzur
P.S.  When we find out the answer to that one, let's gang up and beat the tar (and
skills) out of the said thieves.  Probably Andorians.

All -- It does simplify matters for us if nobody else writes personals, because we
don't need to attempt to read the newsletter and can just do our fight-personals and
stop.  But sometimes we don't MIND having to use a magnifying glass to read the
newsletter.  Sometimes it's WORTH it for the pleasure of repartee.  How about writing
a line or two, and I don't mean "X -- Good fight. -- Y" or something of that sort.
Real personals.  Something with meat in 'em that we can (and will, I promise) reply
to? -- Jorja, The Family

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!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAPHNE CAMISADO devastated STILTZ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ETHON EL KEER vanquished RIBSPLITTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
RED VALERIAN was subdued by RAPTURE in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LADY MANTLE was vanquished by TORMENT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DESPAIR overpowered TIRO COCOCO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CARLINE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 3 minute uneven Title brawl.
BLOODLETTER savagely defeated VAHNZUR in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
TIRO CUCKOO overpowered GUTSPILLER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DISMAY vanquished WOUNDBRINGER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WILLBREAKER outlasted DURCIEF in a slow 16 minute expert vs. novice duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  10 -  1      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  28 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 432 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CARLINE 4266               23  19  1  102 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       TIRO COCOCO 4314           17  13  0   86 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991       14  12  1   81 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
LUNGING ATTACK   BLOODLETTER 4365            8   4  0   59 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373                5   4  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 CARLINE 4266.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLOODLETTER 4365, DISMAY 
1906, DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991, ETHON EL KEER 3992, RAPTURE 4374, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, RED 
VALERIAN 4274, TORMENT 1960, VAHNZUR 4373, and STILTZ 4265.

The least popular fighter this week was DURCIEF 4381.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WILLBREAKER 4372, WOUNDBRINGER 4376, GUTSPILLER 4375, TIRO COCOCO 4314, 
LADY MANTLE 4267, RIBSPLITTER 4330, STILTZ 4265, VAHNZUR 4373, TORMENT 1960, and RED 
VALERIAN 4274.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CARLINE (43-4266) THE FAMILY (116)

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

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

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI