DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/28/2005    Duedate: 05/11/2005

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-450

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAHNZUR
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4373) [14-13-0,72]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAHNZUR                        ROY! ROY! ROY!
THE FAMILY (116)               HEADHUNTERS (440)
(43-4373) [14-13-0,72]         (43-4401) [3-2-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VAHNZUR                        TIRANIAN
THE FAMILY (116)               THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4373) [14-13-0,72]         (43-4391) [8-5-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE FAMILY (116)            34
2. HEADHUNTERS (440)           15      BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)
3. BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)          7      Unchartered Team
4. HELL'S PAWNS (104)           0
                                       HEADHUNTERS (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)      192 112  9 63.2   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         11  4 0
 2/ 0*HEADHUNTERS (440)          3   2  0 60.0   2- 2 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        5  4 0
 3/ 2 THE FAMILY (116)         414 474 10 46.6   3/ 0*HEADHUNTERS (440)         1  0 0
 4- 3 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       165 195 20 45.8   4/ 0 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)       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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 495): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LIL ETH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Khalhums Dwarf?  I realize that you're all afraid of me, I'm terrifying,
right?  Heck, if you ARE, you're a bunch of wusses.

                                   Tiro Cuckoo

P.S.  What the HECK is a wall of steel doing with a bash tactic favorite?

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of VEASTIAN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  What's with ROY! ROY! ROY!?  He 
actually beat BOOGIE NIGHTS' DIRK DIGGLER, and walked away with 15 more points from 
the fight.  VENOMOUS CONCUBINE was reminded on the sands why TIRO CUCKOO is 
Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  VEASTIAN 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAHNZUR 4373                 14  13  0    72       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIRANIAN 4391                 8   5  0    61       THE FAMILY (116)
-GRIEF 4388                    9   7  2    57       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAPTURE 4374                 12  11  1    54       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
 DIRK DIGGLER 3962             3   3  0    38       BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRINIAN 4407                  5   2  0    31       THE FAMILY (116)
 ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401           3   2  0    30       HEADHUNTERS (440)
 STILJANZ 4409                 5   1  0    26       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHOCK 4411                    2   1  0    18       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-ODIUM 4418                    1   0  0    17       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-SHY 4410                      0   3  0     3       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rapture -- That pretty well describes how I felt after winning that one. -- Vahnzur

Grief -- You gave it to me.  Ouch. -- Grinian

The Ambitious Guard should be called the Persistent Guard.  He seems unable to
recognize that his ambitions are doomed. -- Tiranian
P.S.  Besides, who would be ambitious to become a gladiator, if he really knew what
it was like?

Shy -- This can be a major handicap in the arena.  Better work on it.  Assertiveness
training, maybe. -- Stiljanz

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TIRO CUCKOO devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
VAHNZUR vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
TIRANIAN vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute gory mismatched brawl.
GRINIAN savagely defeated CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute bloody match.
DIRK DIGGLER was viciously subdued by ROY! ROY! ROY! in a popular 1 minute duel.
STILJANZ overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW        10 -  19 -  2      34  |

Turn 450 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 -  0         4  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373               14  13  0   72 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  TIRANIAN 4391               8   5  0   61 THE FAMILY (116)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is VAHNZUR 4373.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was TIRANIAN 4391.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRINIAN 4407, ROY! ROY! 
ROY! 4401, VAHNZUR 4373, STILJANZ 4409, DIRK DIGGLER 3962,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DIRK DIGGLER 3962.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STILJANZ 4409, VAHNZUR 4373, ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401, GRINIAN 4407, 
TIRANIAN 4391,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

TIRO CUCKOO (43-4329) THE FAMILY (116)