DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/29/2005    Duedate: 02/25/2005

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-207

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

NO-PAIN-4U
EXTREMISTS (252)
(50-2359) [12-4-2,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NO-PAIN-4U                     SNOW COBRA HAMMER
EXTREMISTS (252)               SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
(50-2359) [12-4-2,109]         (50-3477) [3-0-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELLITA FESS                    FENDER GRALE
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3392) [21-18-0,86]         (50-3389) [14-19-1,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)     49
2. EXTREMISTS (252)            26      DARK SIDHE (288)
3. DARK SIDHE (288)            14      Unchartered Team
4. BRIGANDS (384)               1
5. STRANGE TUNES (369)          0      SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)   14   1  2 93.3   1/ 3*SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)  14  1 2
 2/ 4 DARK SIDHE (288)         326 296 20 52.4   2/ 2 DARK SIDHE (288)         10  5 0
 3/ 6 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       80  84  8 48.8   3/ 1 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       7  8 2
 4- 7 STRANGE TUNES (369)       55  60  2 47.8   4/ 5 EXTREMISTS (252)          6  2 2
 5/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        89 106  1 45.6   5/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4 11 0
 6/ 9 EXTREMISTS (252)          44  57  6 43.6   6- 6 STRANGE TUNES (369)       2  2 1
 7/10 BRIGANDS (384)            33  48  6 40.7   7/ 9 BRIGANDS (384)            1  2 1

    '*'   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

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for SNOWBOUND.  Too bad, DRUID'S GROVE, but 
SNOW CALL HAMMERZ was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for NO-PAIN-4U?  
EXTREMISTS' proud of him after beating OBSIDIAN and getting 23 points.  Talk about 
yer major upsets!  BLAZE's match with SNOW COBRA HAMMER cost him a loss of 12 points! 
This Duelmaster is like something else!  VANWAFEA stopped ELLITA FESS dead in hers 
tracks!  Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!  
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  Can DRUID'S GROVE's OBSIDIAN be more popular than me?  She was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't 
believe how many people were snickering when NO-PAIN-4U killed OBSIDIAN.  So she had 
a 14-21-1, that's no excuse!  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  SNOWBOUND is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NO-PAIN-4U 2359              12   4  2   109       EXTREMISTS (252)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TARGHOL 3512                 12   8  0   107       BRIGANDS (384)
 YAIWE 3414                   19   2  0   101       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STRYKER 3404                 12  14  0    90       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-HAPPY 3399                   11  13  1    90       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 ELLITA FESS 3392             21  18  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 GILIA HARN 3391              20  19  0    86       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388            14  18  0    78       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            14  19  1    70       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 NEUMA 3406                   11  14  0    70       DARK SIDHE (288)
-EXISTENTIAL BLUES 3402        9  15  0    70       STRANGE TUNES (369)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ASHAKI 3509                   9   7  3    66       BRIGANDS (384)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NEVERMORE 3401                6  18  0    56       STRANGE TUNES (369)
-THE HUNTING SONG 3471         5   1  1    50       STRANGE TUNES (369)
 SNOW COBRA HAMMER 3477        3   0  0    49       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
 BEGGERS BLOOD 2729            5   0  0    47       EXTREMISTS (252)
 BLUNGEON 2436                 5   2  0    40       EXTREMISTS (252)
 BLAZE 3412                    8  10  4    38       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ORION GRIMM 3486              5   3  1    37       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449         7   7  0    35       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOW BOUND HAMMER 3474        3   0  1    30       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
 SNOW BELCH HAMMER 3475        3   0  0    27       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KALDOR 2522                   4   2  2    22       EXTREMISTS (252)
 SNOW HIPPO HAMMER 3513        2   0  0    22       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
 SNOW TROLL HAMMER 3476        3   0  1    21       SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
 GRONK 3472                    4   7  0    19       DARK SIDHE (288)
-GROTH 3508                    2   1  0    16       BRIGANDS (384)
-AMPUTATION 2767               1   1  1    10       EXTREMISTS (252)
 TOKAR 3504                    1   6  0     9       BRIGANDS (384)
-ROTHAZ 3505                   0   1  0     9       BRIGANDS (384)
 DRAGOUL 3516                  0   1  0     2       DARK SIDHE (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASS DOLAN 3517               0   1  0     1       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VORAGAR 3487           3  2 2 DARK SIDHE 288        THE HUNTING SONG 3471 205         
TAMBARO 3514           0  1 0 DARK SIDHE 288        SNOW BOUND HAMME 3474 206         
OBSIDIAN 2484         14 21 1 DRUID'S GROVE 292     NO-PAIN-4U 2359       207         
ARLEN ABELI 3387      13 25 0 MIDDLE WAY 6 368      ASHAKI 3509           206         
SNOW BUNNY HAMME 3473  0  1 0 SNOW CALL HAMMERZ 380 AMPUTATION 2767       205 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snow Bound Citizens -- As long as my stable is on warrior maintenance I will be
active here!  A bit difficult keeping track of which stables are running when! --
Hammer

Yaiwe -- (pondering deeply)  I think it's you shouting your name when you step out
into the arena that boggles me.  Could you not do that next time?  It puts me off my
stroke. -- Gilia Harn

Venomous Concubine?  Why should I fight a Venomous Concubine?  I have a certain
sympathy for her position, you know. -- Ellita Fess

Obsidian -- Oh, heck, not the sand again. -- Fender Grale

Neuma -- Well...think of that as a sort of reaction to Fender getting buried in the
sand? -- Hollan Innis

Ashaki -- Oh, fine.  That is just SO fine.  I spend two and a half years at this, and
then some head-hunting Brigand comes along and kills me!  That is JUST what I needed
to make my day. -- Ghost of Arlen Abeli

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

GRONK was viciously subdued by SNOW BOUND HAMMER in a 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
NO-PAIN-4U murdered OBSIDIAN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
BEGGERS BLOOD unbelievably bested ORION GRIMM in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
VANWAFEA overpowered ELLITA FESS in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
YAIWE devastated FENDER GRALE in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
HOLLAN INNIS was defeated by STRYKER in a 1 minute veteran's struggle.
GILIA HARN bested CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
NEUMA vanquished BLUNGEON in a action packed 1 minute gory uneven duel.
ROXANNE DE'MORRE lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute duel.
BLAZE was overpowered by SNOW COBRA HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TOKAR was handily defeated by SNOW HIPPO HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SNOW BELCH HAMMER demolished CASS DOLAN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
SNOW TROLL HAMMER viciously subdued DRAGOUL in a 3 minute bloody novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       22 -   8 -  0      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  4      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    30 -  22 -  2      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  16 -  5      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   26 -  22 -  4      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  21 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 207 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      2 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  NO-PAIN-4U 2359            12   4  2  109 EXTREMISTS (252)
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 19   2  0  101 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           21  18  0   86 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
WALL OF STEEL    GILIA HARN 3391            20  19  0   86 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNOW COBRA HAMMER 3477      3   0  0   49 SNOW CALL HAMMERZ (380)
SLASHING ATTACK  ORION GRIMM 3486            5   3  1   37 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELLITA FESS 3392.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FENDER GRALE 3389.  The ten other most popular fighters were SNOW BOUND 
HAMMER 3474, ORION GRIMM 3486, GILIA HARN 3391, NEUMA 3406, STRYKER 3404, SNOW BELCH 
HAMMER 3475, DRAGOUL 3516, NO-PAIN-4U 2359, YAIWE 3414, and SNOW COBRA HAMMER 3477.

The least popular fighter this week was TOKAR 3504.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BLAZE 3412, HOLLAN INNIS 3388, ELLITA FESS 3392, BEGGERS BLOOD 2729, 
OBSIDIAN 2484, CASS DOLAN 3517, SNOW HIPPO HAMMER 3513, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, 
BLUNGEON 2436, and GRONK 3472.

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

VANWAFEA (50-3338) DARK SIDHE (288)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SUPER GROVER 3413 (8-3-0)              7  3  0         OPEN SESAME