DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2005    Duedate: 01/19/2005

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-443

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DISMAY
HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-1906) [14-9-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DISMAY                         ROY! ROY! ROY!
HELL'S PAWNS (104)             HEADHUNTERS (440)
(43-1906) [14-9-1,103]         (43-4401) [0-1-0,1]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STILTZ                         WOUNDBRINGER
THE FAMILY (116)               WIDOWMAKERS (115)
(43-4265) [20-33-0,93]         (43-4376) [10-8-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS X3 (254)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GIRLS X3 (254)              32
2. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          28      GIRLS X3 (254)
3. WIDOWMAKERS (115)            9      Unchartered Team
4. HEADHUNTERS (440)            1
5. WENSINWASIN (428)            0      HEADHUNTERS (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 WENSINWASIN (428)         44  23  1 65.7   1/ 1 GIRLS X3 (254)           10  3 0
 2/ 3 GIRLS X3 (254)            44  24  3 64.7   2/ 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        7  8 2
 3/ 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        158 136  4 53.7   3/ 4 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 4/ 5 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       155 176 19 46.8   4/ 2 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         5  4 0
 5/ 6 THE FAMILY (116)         391 462 10 45.8   5- 5 WENSINWASIN (428)         1  0 0
 6/ 0*HEADHUNTERS (440)          0   1  0  0.0   6/ 0*HEADHUNTERS (440)         0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 506): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): DARLING NIKKI of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): BLUE BLOOD of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 506): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): EXTREME (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): LEGION OF DUMB (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 505): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 498): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 366): DEADFALL of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for REGRET, who flew up 16 points in the rankings after mashing ROLKERN 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  RAPTURE was subdued by ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER and drops 7 points.  
Well, everybody's pal RIBSPLITTER moved his record to 18-16-1 by defeating STILTZ in 
the Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 8 recognition points.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time 
is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the VEASTIAN giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISMAY 1906                  14   9  1   103       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILTZ 4265                  20  33  0    93       THE FAMILY (116)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598      7   4  1    84       GIRLS X3 (254)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             18  21  1    78       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPTURE 4374                 10   7  0    61       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 VAHNZUR 4373                 11   9  0    60       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGELA MEADORS 2597           7   4  0    55       GIRLS X3 (254)
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376            10   8  0    51       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 GRIEF 4388                    6   4  2    48       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 HEATHER GRAHAM 4395           4   0  0    48       GIRLS X3 (254)
 WILLBREAKER 4372             11   9  0    46       WIDOWMAKERS (115)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REMORSE 4387                  5   5  3    27       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 REGRET 4390                   2   6  2    26       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C. ZETA JONES 4393            3   1  0    23       GIRLS X3 (254)
 TIRANIAN 4391                 4   2  0    22       THE FAMILY (116)
-DOLLY DAGGER 4347             2   1  0    12       WENSINWASIN (428)
-GALO THE RED 4268             2   3  1    10       WENSINWASIN (428)
-BISHOP 4272                   2   4  0    10       WENSINWASIN (428)
 ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401           0   1  0     1       HEADHUNTERS (440)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ROLKERN 4392           3  3 0 THE FAMILY 116        REGRET 4390           443         
PARIS HILTON 4394      1  1 0 GIRLS X3 254          GRIEF 4388            441         
GUTSPILLER 4375        9  6 0 WIDOWMAKERS 115       REMORSE 4387          440         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ribsplitter -- You old son!  You just keep trying, don't you?  But I kinda like
tangling with somebody around my own size.  It seems a little less unfair or
something. -- Stiltz

Dismay -- I'm not a "merry gentleman" and I will NOT let you dismay me.  Absolutely
NOT. -- Tiro Cuckoo
P.S.  But I wouldn't mind graduating.  Wouldn't bother me at all.

Willbreaker -- Mine's galvanized.  Or something.  Anyway, your ploy did not work. --
Vahnzur

Regret -- Wow!  Nothing to regret in THAT match, except that we didn't either one
learn anything. -- Rolkern
P.S.  But we both survived, and everything else is just gravy.

C.Zeta Jones -- Looking good there, young lady.  I reckon with a little more
practice, you'll be slicing me and dicing me.  (They all do it.) -- Tiranian

Ribsplitter -- We notice you're graduating, and we all send you our best wishes for
the Isle. -- Jorja and The Family

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIBSPLITTER devastated STILTZ in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DISMAY vanquished TIRO CUCKOO in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Title battle.
ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER vanquished RAPTURE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WILLBREAKER was overpowered by ANGELA MEADORS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VAHNZUR slimly won victory over WOUNDBRINGER in a action packed 3 minute brawl.
HEATHER GRAHAM defeated REMORSE in a 2 minute struggle.
GRIEF overpowered TIRANIAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
REGRET assassinated ROLKERN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
C. ZETA JONES vanquished ROY! ROY! ROY! in a 1 minute uneven 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       4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  19 -  1      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        17 -  15 -  7      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |

Turn 443 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DISMAY 1906                14   9  1  103 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
BASHING ATTACK   ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598    7   4  1   84 GIRLS X3 (254)
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373               11   9  0   60 THE FAMILY (116)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANGELA MEADORS 2597         7   4  0   55 GIRLS X3 (254)
AIMED BLOW       GRIEF 4388                  6   4  2   48 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
STRIKING ATTACK  HEATHER GRAHAM 4395         4   0  0   48 GIRLS X3 (254)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLBREAKER 4372           11   9  0   46 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
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 
WOUNDBRINGER 4376.  The ten other most popular fighters were DISMAY 1906, VAHNZUR 
4373, REMORSE 4387, ANGELA MEADORS 2597, HEATHER GRAHAM 4395, GRIEF 4388, C. ZETA 
JONES 4393, ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598, REGRET 4390, and STILTZ 4265.

The least popular fighter this week was ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ROLKERN 4392, TIRANIAN 4391, WILLBREAKER 4372, RAPTURE 4374, 
TIRO CUCKOO 4329, STILTZ 4265, REGRET 4390, ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598, C. ZETA JONES 
4393, and GRIEF 4388.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STILTZ (43-4265) THE FAMILY (116)

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

RIBSPLITTER (43-4330) WIDOWMAKERS (115)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes