DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2005    Duedate: 06/17/2005

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-211

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HOLLAN INNIS
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3388) [18-18-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HOLLAN INNIS                   TINT
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             WHETSTONE 5WY (385)
(50-3388) [18-18-0,114]        (50-3528) [0-1-0,7]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GILIA HARN                     GILIA HARN
MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)             MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
(50-3391) [23-20-0,98]         (50-3391) [23-20-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)          20
2. DRUID'S GROVE (292)         20      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. MASTER BLASTERS (60)        14      Unchartered Team
4. WHETSTONE 5WY (385)          7
5. DARK SIDHE (288)             0      WHETSTONE 5WY (385)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     132  87  3 60.3   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)         10  5 1
 2- 3 OPEN SESAME (199)        282 192 17 59.5   2/ 4 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        7  8 0
 3- 4*IN THE NICOTINE (383)      5   4  0 55.6   3- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)         6  3 0
 4/ 5 DARK SIDHE (288)         340 302 23 53.0   4/ 3 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       6  5 0
 5/ 6 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       89  90  8 49.7   5- 5*IN THE NICOTINE (383)     3  2 0
 6- 7 IRON CURTAIN (299)       129 142  9 47.6   6/ 6 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      2  1 0
 7/ 8 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        99 116  2 46.0   7- 8 IRON CURTAIN (299)        1  4 0
 8/ 0*WHETSTONE 5WY (385)        0   1  0  0.0   8/ 0*WHETSTONE 5WY (385)       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 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly SNOWBOUND games.  AZAER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested ROXANNE DE'MORRE and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GILIA HARN put down 
NEUMA, causing him to lose 10 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of 
the fights this week, the spotlight was on HOLLAN INNIS as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster YAIWE.  The city has turned out in honor of HOLLAN 
INNIS, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the 
city!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the 
whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect 
competition from those below.  HOLLAN INNIS take warning!  You have more than a few 
enemies in SNOWBOUND.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOLLAN INNIS 3388            18  18  0   114       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPER GROVER 3413            11   3  0   132       OPEN SESAME (199)
 STRYKER 3404                 15  15  0   105       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 GILIA HARN 3391              23  20  0    98       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 YAIWE 3414                   21   4  0    92       DARK SIDHE (288)
 ELLITA FESS 3392             23  20  1    91       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON MY WAY 3378               16   7  1    87       OPEN SESAME (199)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            15  22  1    84       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 NEUMA 3406                   13  16  0    77       DARK SIDHE (288)
-30 3320                       8   3  1    70       IRON CURTAIN (299)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZE 3412                   11  11  4    66       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-SWEET AIR 3381               14   9  0    65       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-10 3321                       5   5  0    53       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 AZAER 3096                    7   3  0    49       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            3   8  0    48       OPEN SESAME (199)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-31 3322                       6   5  0    43       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 GRONK 3472                    7   8  1    42       DARK SIDHE (288)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449         9   9  0    36       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRAGOUL 3516                  4   1  1    26       DARK SIDHE (288)
-VIRGINIA SLIM 3501            2   0  0    24       IN THE NICOTINE (383)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAILEA 3518                   3   1  1    22       DARK SIDHE (288)
-ASH TRAY 3498                 2   0  0    20       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
-ZERO 3397                     3   3  0    18       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-STREET SIGN 3523              1   1  0    13       OPEN SESAME (199)
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            1   0  0    13       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-CANNON BALL 3519              1   0  0    11       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 TINT 3528                     0   1  0     7       WHETSTONE 5WY (385)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               0   5  0     5       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-BENSON HEDGES 3499            0   1  0     1       IN THE NICOTINE (383)
 MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531       0   1  0     1       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OBSIDIAN 2484         14 21 1 DRUID'S GROVE 292     NO-PAIN-4U 2359       207 NOT REVE
ORION GRIMM 3486       5  4 1 DRUID'S GROVE 292     ON MY WAY 3378        208         
SALEM 3500             0  1 0 IN THE NICOTINE 383   MAILEA 3518           208 REVENGED
HAIRY MONSTER 3436     5  3 0 OPEN SESAME 199       ELLITA FESS 3392      208 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Super Grover -- Darn.  I kept looking for trees, even though I KNOW you don't bring
them with you.  It just seems like they should BE there.  And they aren't.  And the
distraction costs me the fight, and who's surprised at that? -- Ellita Fess

Stryker -- Bah, and also hummingbirds. -- Gilia Harn

Street Sign -- How awful!  Who did it to you?  And why, for that matter.  After all,
one could always find a TREE to be a street sign, rather than (wince) neutering a
probably quite decent (though very tall) guy.  Or gal, as the case might be. -- Cass
Dolan

Yaiwe -- Good work there, and I'm glad to see it.  Now YOU can write a column. --
Fender Grale
P.S.  And graduate already!  Cheese.

No, I do NOT call M. Chardinee a warrior.  I'm not sure what he IS, but I have my
suspicions. -- Hollan Innis

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!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

YAIWE was bested by HOLLAN INNIS in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
STRYKER vanquished FENDER GRALE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
GILIA HARN demolished NEUMA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
ELLITA FESS defeated BLAZE in a 1 minute veteran's fight.
GRONK viciously subdued KARRAGIT SLAVE in a 2 minute bloody expert vs. novice brawl.
AZAER overpowered ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a 2 minute mismatched brawl.
MAILEA savagely defeated TINT in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
DRAGOUL vanquished MATASAI THE MYSTIC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CASS DOLAN was vanquished by GERRICK GRIMM in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     25 -  19 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   24 -  19 -  5      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  19 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  3      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  11 -  1      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  5      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 211 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     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GILIA HARN 3391            23  20  0   98 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 21   4  0   92 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ELLITA FESS 3392           23  20  1   91 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GILIA HARN 3391.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GILIA HARN 3391.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOLLAN INNIS 3388, 
GRONK 3472, MAILEA 3518, GERRICK GRIMM 3530, STRYKER 3404, ELLITA FESS 3392, TINT 
3528, DRAGOUL 3516, YAIWE 3414, and FENDER GRALE 3389.

The least popular fighter this week was CASS DOLAN 3517.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, AZAER 3096, BLAZE 3412, 
NEUMA 3406, FENDER GRALE 3389, YAIWE 3414, DRAGOUL 3516, TINT 3528, and ELLITA FESS 
3392.