DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2005    Duedate: 05/25/2005

VEASTIAN ARENA

DM-43    TURN-451

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VAHNZUR
THE FAMILY (116)
(43-4373) [15-13-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VAHNZUR                        ROY! ROY! ROY!
THE FAMILY (116)               HEADHUNTERS (440)
(43-4373) [15-13-0,90]         (43-4401) [4-2-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

VAHNZUR                        ROY! ROY! ROY!
THE FAMILY (116)               HEADHUNTERS (440)
(43-4373) [15-13-0,90]         (43-4401) [4-2-0,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE FAMILY (116)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)         24
2. HEADHUNTERS (440)           14      BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)
3. HELL'S PAWNS (104)           0      Unchartered Team
4. THE FAMILY (116)           -18
                                       HEADHUNTERS (440)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*HEADHUNTERS (440)          4   2  0 66.7   1/ 1 THE FAMILY (116)         10  4 0
 2/ 1 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)      193 112  9 63.3   2/ 3*HEADHUNTERS (440)         2  0 0
 3/ 3 THE FAMILY (116)         415 477 10 46.5   3- 2 HELL'S PAWNS (104)        2  2 0
 4- 4 HELL'S PAWNS (104)       165 195 20 45.8   4/ 4 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)       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 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): 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 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): TRYURLUCK of BLOOD KNIGHTS from JURINE (Talon
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, 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 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 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 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The Userous Merchant?  He'd be a joke, except he isn't funny.  A wimp, of
course, and a RUDE wimp, at that, and probably a Murskan spy.  I wanted to kill him,
but the arenamaster stopped me, wouldn't even let me bury him in the sand.  I think
we should bury the ARENAMASTER in the sand.

                                       Vahnzur

                                      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.  What's with ROY! ROY! 
ROY!?  He actually beat THE FAMILY's GRINIAN, and walked away with 14 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at THE FAMILY.  GRINIAN lost 10 points to ROY! ROY! 
ROY!.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe GRINIAN will provide more easy wins...  
Try as he might, KHALHUMS DWARF wasn't good enough at persuading VAHNZUR to step down 
from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to 
practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, HELL'S PAWNS!  The bums at HEADHUNTERS couldn't face the challenges from 
HELL'S PAWNS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, TIRANIAN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  DIRK DIGGLER of BOOGIE NIGHTS knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged TIRANIAN of 
THE FAMILY who is up by 23.  Now was this a wise move?  DIRK DIGGLER perhaps got his 
just desserts, seeing as he subdued TIRANIAN and ended up with 62 recognition points. 
     Warriors of VEASTIAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Many a warrior 
has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VAHNZUR 4373                 15  13  0    90       THE FAMILY (116)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRK DIGGLER 3962             4   3  0    62       BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)
-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)
 ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401           4   2  0    44       HEADHUNTERS (440)
 TIRANIAN 4391                 8   6  0    39       THE FAMILY (116)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STILJANZ 4409                 5   2  0    22       THE FAMILY (116)
 GRINIAN 4407                  5   3  0    21       THE FAMILY (116)
-SHOCK 4411                    2   1  0    18       HELL'S PAWNS (104)
-ODIUM 4418                    1   0  0    17       HELL'S PAWNS (104)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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

My feelings are terribly hurt that this arena couldn't muster anything but a standby
to see me off.  At least SHE was friendly, taught me a useful skill (I never would
have thought of doing my eye make-up that way!), and came down to the stage station
afterward to wave goodbye. -- Tiro Cuckoo
P.S.  By the way, where is Noachian when we need more warriors in a Karnhorn arena?

(sneering)  The Dangerous Criminal's not so tough!  I just slapped his hand and he
went desperate, which tells you something right there. -- Tiranian
P.S.  Besides, he has no skills, or he would have taught me more.  He's useless.
Let's feed him to the lions.

A Cult Member?  I didn't know we had cults here in Veastian.  Sounds like a bad
situation.  We should hunt them out, and BURN them out. -- Grinian

And my encounter with the Mordant Deserter (he should have stayed home) brings The
Family to five-oh against standbys.  If it had been against managed warriors, it
would have meant something.  As it is...it just makes us wonder why this arena is
still open. -- 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

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DIRK DIGGLER devastated TIRANIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ROY! ROY! ROY! vanquished GRINIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
VAHNZUR demolished KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
STILJANZ was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         9 -  17 -  1      35  |

Turn 451 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    VAHNZUR 4373               15  13  0   90 THE FAMILY (116)
STRIKING ATTACK  DIRK DIGGLER 3962           4   3  0   62 BOOGIE NIGHTS (304)
LUNGING ATTACK   ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401         4   2  0   44 HEADHUNTERS (440)
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 ROY! ROY! ROY! 4401.  The ten other most popular fighters were VAHNZUR 4373, DIRK 
DIGGLER 3962, TIRANIAN 4391, GRINIAN 4407, STILJANZ 4409,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

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