DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/28/2004    Duedate: 11/10/2004

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-438

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVER BELLE
WENSINWASIN (428)
(43-4269) [12-7-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVER BELLE                   POSITION IS EMPTY
WENSINWASIN (428)              
(43-4269) [12-7-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILTZ                         REMORSE
THE FAMILY (116)               HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-4265) [20-28-0,92]         (43-4387) [3-2-2,31]

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)          21
2. THE FAMILY (116)            14      MEDS (432)
3. WENSINWASIN (428)            3      Unchartered Team
4. MEDS (432)                   2
5. WIDOWMAKERS (115)           -1      ELITE RENEGADES (147)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MEDS (432)                69  38  2 64.5   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)          9  6 0
 2/ 0 WENSINWASIN (428)         41  23  1 64.1   2/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         7  5 0
 3/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        148 129  4 53.4   3/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        6  9 2
 4/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       142 164 16 46.4   4/ 4 MEDS (432)                3  0 0
 5/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)         383 445 10 46.3   5/ 0 WENSINWASIN (428)         1  0 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 502): BLUE RUIN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PEACH NUTT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CHAOS of CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 502): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
               (turn 500): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 496): ORAN JI of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 494): MOUSE NOYLE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 485): TALL TREE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 244): VOMITO of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               OBAN of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TOBIAS HAWKWIND of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 482): PRIVATE PROPERTY of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 436): TIRO COCOCO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 221): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 361): APPLEMINT of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     If I were not leaving for the Isle, I would still be the Duel2Dude.  Since no
one ELSE is in a position to make that claim, I am writing you a column, and you can
like it or lump it.  I feel that this is my duty.  Besides, it will annoy my
teammates, Stiltz and Cuckoo, who had their chance to grab the Title but blew by
losing to standbys.  Standbys!  Kjarran on a crutch, that's pathetic!  They don't
either one of them DESERVE the Title.

                                     Tiro Cococo

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon VEASTIAN, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Good things come to those who fight well, as 
WIDOWMAKERS can attest, moving up by 0.  THE FAMILY had cause to celebrate, after 
TIRANIAN got 16 points by beating GRIEF.  WOUNDBRINGER certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to AMBITIOUS GUARD and losing 13 points in the 
process!  In VEASTIAN, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, SILVER BELLE.  Word has it one team in VEASTIAN is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  VAHNZUR found himself challenged by a 
warrior 25 below:  RAPTURE.  RAPTURE of HELL'S PAWNS kept hers wits as she won 
victory over VAHNZUR.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in VEASTIAN is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  VEASTIAN, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has 
agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome Wench.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER BELLE 4269            12   7  0   106       WENSINWASIN (428)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILTZ 4265                  20  28  0    92       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIBSPLITTER 4330             14  15  1    86       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             17  17  1    85       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPTURE 4374                  8   4  0    63       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 DISMAY 1906                  10   8  1    59       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WILLBREAKER 4372              9   6  0    49       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 GUTSPILLER 4375               8   5  0    42       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 VAHNZUR 4373                  9   6  0    40       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376             7   6  0    33       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 DURCIEF 4381                  5   3  0    32       MEDS (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REMORSE 4387                  3   2  2    31       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRANIAN 4391                 1   0  0    16       THE FAMILY (116)
 REGRET 4390                   1   2  1    13       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 ROLKERN 4392                  1   0  0    13       THE FAMILY (116)
-SUDAFED 4321                  1   0  0    13       MEDS (432)
-DOLLY DAGGER 4347             2   1  0    12       WENSINWASIN (428)
-PERCOCET 4320                 1   0  0    11       MEDS (432)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   3  1    10       WENSINWASIN (428)
 GRIEF 4388                    2   3  1    10       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-BISHOP 4272                   2   4  0    10       WENSINWASIN (428)

'-' 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 NOT REVE
KELROTH 4389           1  2 0 THE FAMILY 116        REMORSE 4387          437         
BLOODLETTER 4365       8  6 0 WIDOWMAKERS 115       DISMAY 1906           434 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, I don't know what Cococo is griping about, it isn't HIS problem.  The Vet,
Vargas Tarn, invited me to dinner, and I was so excited I missed a few parries.  Big
deal.  The world is not coming to an end. -- Tiro Cuckoo

Wow, that Venomous Concubine is a peppery little thing!  Must come with being red-
headed. -- Stiltz

Captured Orc?  Bah. -- Vahnzur

Remorse -- I hope you feel it. -- Ghost of Kelroth
P.S.  You really hate us, don't you?

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DISMAY was devastated by STILTZ in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
RAPTURE vanquished VAHNZUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
REGRET was subdued by DURCIEF in a action packed 4 minute Challenge fight.
SILVER BELLE viciously subdued TIRO CUCKOO in a 1 minute veteran's Title contest.
RIBSPLITTER bested KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 1 minute uneven brawl.
GUTSPILLER bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute match.
WOUNDBRINGER was devastated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
WILLBREAKER unbelievably bested REMORSE in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
GRIEF lost to TIRANIAN in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
ROLKERN overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        19 -  12 -  4      61  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  20 -  1      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 438 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SILVER BELLE 4269          12   7  0  106 WENSINWASIN (428)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLBREAKER 4372            9   6  0   49 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
SLASHING ATTACK  GUTSPILLER 4375             8   5  0   42 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373                9   6  0   40 THE FAMILY (116)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 REGRET 4390, SILVER BELLE 
4269, RIBSPLITTER 4330, STILTZ 4265, RAPTURE 4374, TIRANIAN 4391, GUTSPILLER 4375, 
WILLBREAKER 4372, GRIEF 4388, and ROLKERN 4392.

The least popular fighter this week was WOUNDBRINGER 4376.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TIRO CUCKOO 4329, VAHNZUR 4373, DISMAY 1906, DURCIEF 4381, 
ROLKERN 4392, GRIEF 4388, WILLBREAKER 4372, GUTSPILLER 4375, TIRANIAN 4391, and 
RAPTURE 4374.