DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/20/2005    Duedate: 02/02/2005

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-444

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DISMAY
HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-1906) [15-9-1,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DISMAY                         ROY! ROY! ROY!
HELL'S PAWNS (104)             HEADHUNTERS (440)
(43-1906) [15-9-1,111]         (43-4401) [1-1-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TIRO CUCKOO                    GRIEF
THE FAMILY (116)               HELL'S PAWNS (104)
(43-4329) [19-21-1,87]         (43-4388) [6-5-2,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GIRLS X3 (254)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GIRLS X3 (254)              22
2. HEADHUNTERS (440)           17      GIRLS X3 (254)
3. THE FAMILY (116)            15      Unchartered Team
4. WIDOWMAKERS (115)            7
5. HELL'S PAWNS (104)          -7      HEADHUNTERS (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GIRLS X3 (254)            48  24  3 66.7   1/ 1 GIRLS X3 (254)           10  2 0
 2/ 3 WIDOWMAKERS (115)        159 137  4 53.7   2/ 2 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        7  8 1
 3/ 6*HEADHUNTERS (440)          1   1  0 50.0   3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)          6  9 0
 4/ 4 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       156 180 19 46.4   4/ 4 WIDOWMAKERS (115)         3  5 0
 5/ 5 THE FAMILY (116)         393 465 10 45.8   5/ 6*HEADHUNTERS (440)         1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  VEASTIAN needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  MVP award for ROY! 
ROY! ROY!?  HEADHUNTERS' proud of him after beating TIRANIAN and getting 17 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  TIRANIAN's match with ROY! ROY! ROY! cost him a loss of 
7 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think DISMAY should let 
STILTZ be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  HELL'S PAWNS was VEASTIAN's most 
avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep dark secret why 
HEADHUNTERS' been avoiding HELL'S PAWNS so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?  Like, is WOUNDBRINGER popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all 
of VEASTIAN!  He's got a 10-9-0, is that good?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  VEASTIAN is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I 
had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DISMAY 1906                  15   9  1   111       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598      8   4  1    89       GIRLS X3 (254)
 TIRO CUCKOO 4329             19  21  1    87       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGELA MEADORS 2597           8   4  0    61       GIRLS X3 (254)
 VAHNZUR 4373                 11  10  0    57       THE FAMILY (116)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAPTURE 4374                 10   8  0    55       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 HEATHER GRAHAM 4395           5   0  0    54       GIRLS X3 (254)
 WILLBREAKER 4372             12   9  0    53       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 WOUNDBRINGER 4376            10   9  0    51       WIDOWMAKERS (115)
 GRIEF 4388                    6   5  2    46       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 C. ZETA JONES 4393            4   1  0    28       GIRLS X3 (254)
 REMORSE 4387                  5   6  3    24       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401           1   1  0    18       HEADHUNTERS (440)
 TIRANIAN 4391                 4   3  0    15       THE FAMILY (116)
 GRINIAN 4407                  1   0  0    15       THE FAMILY (116)

'-' 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         
REGRET 4390            2  7 2 HELL'S PAWNS 104      WURM KIN 27           444 NONE    
GUTSPILLER 4375        9  6 0 WIDOWMAKERS 115       REMORSE 4387          440 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ribsplitter -- Today, who cares, eh? -- Lord Protector Stiltz
P.S.  Morning star?  No way!

Dismay -- It says here, "Let nothing me dismay."  Too late, I'm already dismayed.
Only one skill for me.  Heck. -- Tiro Cuckoo

Woundbringer -- Well, don't bring it HERE.  I don't have TIME for that stuff today.
Cheese. -- Vahnzur

Grief -- You can hand it out, but every time I try to return it to you, damned if you
don't refuse.  I call that sneaky. -- Tiranian

Regret -- I don't know about YOU, but *I* regret that a lot. -- Ghost of Rolkern

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

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

REGRET was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DISMAY vanquished STILTZ in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER demolished VAHNZUR in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
TIRO CUCKOO devastated RAPTURE in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
ANGELA MEADORS bested WOUNDBRINGER in a popular 3 minute duel.
HEATHER GRAHAM devastated REMORSE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
WILLBREAKER unbelievably bested GRIEF in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
TIRANIAN lost to ROY! ROY! ROY! in a 1 minute duel.
C. ZETA JONES vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GRINIAN won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  18 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  18 -  5      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  0      44  |

Turn 444 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DISMAY 1906                15   9  1  111 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
BASHING ATTACK   ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598    8   4  1   89 GIRLS X3 (254)
PARRY-STRIKE     ANGELA MEADORS 2597         8   4  0   61 GIRLS X3 (254)
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373               11  10  0   57 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  HEATHER GRAHAM 4395         5   0  0   54 GIRLS X3 (254)
TOTAL PARRY      WILLBREAKER 4372           12   9  0   53 WIDOWMAKERS (115)
AIMED BLOW       GRIEF 4388                  6   5  2   46 HELL'S PAWNS (104)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TIRO CUCKOO 4329.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GRIEF 4388.  The ten other most popular fighters were WOUNDBRINGER 4376, 
ANGELA MEADORS 2597, TIRO CUCKOO 4329, HEATHER GRAHAM 4395, ELLEN SUE GOTLANDER 2598, 
WILLBREAKER 4372, ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401, GRINIAN 4407, DISMAY 1906, and VAHNZUR 4373.

The least popular fighter this week was TIRANIAN 4391.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were REMORSE 4387, REGRET 4390, C. ZETA JONES 4393, RAPTURE 4374, VAHNZUR 
4373, DISMAY 1906, GRINIAN 4407, ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401, WILLBREAKER 4372, and ELLEN SUE 
GOTLANDER 2598.

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

STILTZ (43-4265) THE FAMILY (116)