DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2004    Duedate: 09/29/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-435

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RIBSPLITTER
WIDOWMAKERS (115)
(43-4330) [13-13-1,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILTZ                         REMORSE
THE FAMILY (116)               HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-4265) [18-27-0,81]         (43-4387) [2-0-1,23]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            47
2. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          27      MEDS (432)
3. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           14      Unchartered Team
4. TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)       0
5. MEDS (432)                 -13      THE RISING MOON (265)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDS (432)                66  38  2 63.5   1/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        141 124  4 53.2   2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         9  5 0
 3/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       136 155 14 46.7   3/ 1 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        7  6 3
 4/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         374 439 10 46.0   4/ 5 MEDS (432)                2  1 0
 5- 5 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    83  99 10 45.6   5- 4 TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)    1  3 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 500): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): MACRINUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): BULL FROG of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 500): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): DRYNN'S PRETTIES (Drynn, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): NOMENKLATURE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 499): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 470): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
                            MOUNTAIN GOAT of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in VEASTIAN since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Biff!  Pow!  VEASTIAN 
watched with glee as HELL'S PAWNS got knocked off top spot by THE FAMILY!  
WIDOWMAKERS showed VEASTIAN what they were made of as they fought with a vengeance to 
walk off with 3-1-0.  Try as he might, STILTZ wasn't good enough at persuading 
RIBSPLITTER to step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being the most challenged warrior, GUTSPILLER!  Don't make idle boasts, they may 
come back to haunt you.  DURCIEF didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he 
received from REMORSE of HELL'S PAWNS, who is 18 points below him.  REMORSE perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he won victory over DURCIEF and ended up with 23 
recognition points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd 
better shape up.  Tough beans, TORMENT.  That's what a 5-6-0 gets you.  How long have 
I been here?  I got people to see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIBSPLITTER 4330             13  13  1    93       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DAPHNE CAMISADO 3991         15  12  1    97       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             16  15  1    93       THE FAMILY (116)
 TIRO COCOCO 4314             19  14  0    91       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILTZ 4265                  18  27  0    81       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ETHON EL KEER 3992           10  16  1    66       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 DISMAY 1906                   9   6  1    61       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAHNZUR 4373                  7   5  0    49       THE FAMILY (116)
 RAPTURE 4374                  6   3  0    39       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GUTSPILLER 4375               6   4  0    31       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 WILLBREAKER 4372              7   5  0    30       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376             5   5  0    25       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REMORSE 4387                  2   0  1    23       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 KELROTH 4389                  1   0  0    15       THE FAMILY (116)
-LADY MANTLE 4267              2   8  0    14       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)
 GRIEF 4388                    1   1  1    14       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
 DURCIEF 4381                  2   3  0    11       MEDS (432)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
-RED VALERIAN 4274             0   8  0     8       TERMAGANT VOTARY (378)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KELRINTHE 4386         0  1 0 THE FAMILY 116        REMORSE 4387          434         
TORMENT 1960           5  7 0 HELL'S PAWNS 104      STONE GOLEM 26        435 NONE    
BLOODLETTER 4365       8  6 0 WIDOWMAKERS 115       DISMAY 1906           434         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Daphne Camisado -- We have just heard about your kinswoman, Sigil.  Our condolences.
-- The Family, well, most of The Family, anyway

Ribsplitter -- I can see why you left the tribes on the plains, and all.  I mean,
you're over six feet tall, and I've SEEN their little horses.  You could probably
stand there and the horses could run back and forth between your legs.
Disconcerting, eh? -- Stiltz

What did they convict that assassin of, incompetence?  Cheese. -- Tiro Cococo

M. Chardinee.  (sigh)  If only he wasn't an elf.  Well, a half elf.  He isn't bad
looking, you know, and he moves divinely, but I just couldn't, no, not possibly, get
friendly with an elf. -- Tiro Cuckoo

Torment -- Take THAT, short stuff!  Gods, I love winning.  And, now I have a winning
record!  That's good for an extra piece of pie at dinner. -- Vahnzur

Remorse -- Ah, the again-bite of...I don't remember what the other term was.
Something improbable.  I hope you feel your namesake deeply. -- Ghost of Kelrinthe

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All

Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TORMENT was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DISMAY was devastated by TIRO COCOCO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
RAPTURE overcame WILLBREAKER in a 2 minute gory Challenge match.
REMORSE won victory over DURCIEF in a popular 3 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
GRIEF was defeated by GUTSPILLER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
RIBSPLITTER devastated STILTZ in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
TIRO CUCKOO devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
VAHNZUR overpowered CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
WOUNDBRINGER vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KELROTH vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 4 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        17 -  10 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  24 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  13 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 435 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TIRO CUCKOO 4329           16  15  1   93 THE FAMILY (116)
AIMED BLOW       TIRO COCOCO 4314           19  14  0   91 THE FAMILY (116)
LUNGING ATTACK   DISMAY 1906                 9   6  1   61 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STILTZ 4265.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
REMORSE 4387.  The ten other most popular fighters were GUTSPILLER 4375, RAPTURE 
4374, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, VAHNZUR 4373, TIRO COCOCO 4314, RIBSPLITTER 4330, DISMAY 
1906, GRIEF 4388, WOUNDBRINGER 4376, and KELROTH 4389.

The least popular fighter this week was STILTZ 4265.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DURCIEF 4381, WILLBREAKER 4372, TORMENT 1960, KELROTH 4389, 
WOUNDBRINGER 4376, GRIEF 4388, DISMAY 1906, RIBSPLITTER 4330, TIRO COCOCO 4314, and 
VAHNZUR 4373.