DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/05/2005    Duedate: 12/02/2005

SNOWBOUND ARENA

DM-50    TURN-217

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

YAIWE
DARK SIDHE (288)
(50-3414) [27-4-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

NEUMA                          POSITION IS EMPTY
DARK SIDHE (288)               
(50-3406) [19-16-0,150]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STRYKER                        STRYKER
DRUID'S GROVE (292)            DRUID'S GROVE (292)
(50-3404) [16-20-0,82]         (50-3404) [16-20-0,82]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK SIDHE (288)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BONDSMEN (269)              65
2. DARK SIDHE (288)            34      MASTER BLASTERS (60)
3. MASTER BLASTERS (60)         3      Unchartered Team
4. MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)           1
5. OPEN SESAME (199)            0       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 MASTER BLASTERS (60)     136  89  3 60.4   1/ 1 DARK SIDHE (288)         10  5 1
 2- 2 OPEN SESAME (199)        289 198 17 59.3   2/ 2 DRUID'S GROVE (292)       6  8 1
 3/ 3 DARK SIDHE (288)         361 311 24 53.7   3/ 7 BONDSMEN (269)            6  9 0
 4/ 4 DRUID'S GROVE (292)      104 104  9 50.0   4- 4 OPEN SESAME (199)         5  3 0
 5- 5*FRONTIERSMEN (361)         9   9  0 50.0   5- 5 IRON CURTAIN (299)        4  1 0
 6- 6 IRON CURTAIN (299)       133 143  9 48.2   6/ 3 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)        4  9 1
 7/ 7 MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)       109 134  3 44.9   7/ 6 MASTER BLASTERS (60)      3  0 0
 8/ 8 BONDSMEN (269)            28  37  1 43.1   8- 8*FRONTIERSMEN (361)        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 527): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 413): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS from ROCANIS (The
                                Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 527): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 413): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
SNOWBOUND.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  
Coming up with a solid 3-2-0 outing, BONDSMEN has advanced 4 places in the rankings.  
Hey everybody, watch out for JENNIS KLURE, who flew up 13 points in the rankings 
after mashing KARNHORN DESERTER like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  FENDER GRALE was overcame by 
NEUMA and drops 13 points.  Our battling duelmaster YAIWE has managed to hold the 
title, fending off GILIA HARN's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, 
MIDDLE WAY 6.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the SNOWBOUND arena.  Did you 
hear that IRON CURTAIN was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal 
hygiene of IRON CURTAIN's warriors, I'm not surprised!  And you guys like to boo me?  
Well, unsling your rasberries, cause BONDSMEN beats feet every time IRON CURTAIN 
smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  And who is this AZAER you ask, with 58 points and 
a 11-5-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' 
warrior, ZYTOR went after ROXANNE DE'MORRE, who was higher by 25 points.  Well, when 
the dust settled, ZYTOR overcame ROXANNE DE'MORRE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Congrats to LEVATOR for 
revenging the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding MATASAI THE MYSTIC 
a bit of dirt).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  
Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some tracks.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YAIWE 3414                   27   4  0   130       DARK SIDHE (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEUMA 3406                   19  16  0   150       DARK SIDHE (288)
-SUPER GROVER 3413            12   4  0    93       OPEN SESAME (199)
-30 3320                       9   3  1    92       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 FENDER GRALE 3389            17  26  2    91       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-SWEET AIR 3381               16   9  0    91       OPEN SESAME (199)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON MY WAY 3378               17   8  1    90       OPEN SESAME (199)
 STRYKER 3404                 16  20  0    82       DRUID'S GROVE (292)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LEVATOR 2256                  9   4  0    66       BONDSMEN (269)
-10 3321                       6   5  0    63       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 GRONK 3472                   11  10  1    58       DARK SIDHE (288)
 AZAER 3096                   11   5  0    58       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HARRY MONSTER 3430            4  10  0    56       OPEN SESAME (199)
-31 3322                       7   5  0    51       IRON CURTAIN (299)
 ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449        13  11  0    50       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 ZYTOR 3293                    3   7  0    49       BONDSMEN (269)
 MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531       5   2  1    47       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
 VARLET 2259                   4   9  0    45       BONDSMEN (269)
-BERLINETTA 2156               7   6  0    40       MASTER BLASTERS (60)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLAZON 2257                   6   7  1    34       BONDSMEN (269)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAILEA 3518                   6   4  2    30       DARK SIDHE (288)
-STREET SIGN 3523              3   3  0    27       OPEN SESAME (199)
 DRAGOUL 3516                  6   5  1    25       DARK SIDHE (288)
 GERRICK GRIMM 3530            4   3  0    25       DRUID'S GROVE (292)
-JOHN SEVIER 3340              3   1  0    24       FRONTIERSMEN (361)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZERO 3397                     4   3  0    21       IRON CURTAIN (299)
-ANTHONY WAYNE 3343            3   3  0    20       FRONTIERSMEN (361)
 CASS DOLAN 3517               2   9  0    15       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
 JENNIS KLURE 3539             1   0  0    13       MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)
-BLACK JACK 3358               1   0  0    11       FRONTIERSMEN (361)
-SIMON GIRTY 3356              0   1  0     1       FRONTIERSMEN (361)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DONNEGIL NOBLE 3       0  1 0   1                   MAILEA 3518           217 NONE    
STUMP 3532             0  2 0 BONDSMEN 269          ARENAMISTRESS TORA 23 217 NONE    
QUIXOTE 2258           4  7 0 BONDSMEN 269          MATASAI THE MYST 3531 215 JUST REV
BLAZE 3412            13 14 4 DRUID'S GROVE 292     FENDER GRALE 3389     216         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Zytor -- (recoiling)  I bet you're a nasty master at selling those bonds. -- Cass
Dolan

Yaiwe -- Well, at least I will still have a winning record on departure, even if you
beat me AGAIN next time. -- Gilia Harn

30 -- That isn't a name.  It's a mask.  Who is behind the mask?  Speak up! -- Ellita
Fess

Blaze -- Oops. -- Fender Grale
P.S.  This is what happens when you come out with an unlucky 13-13 record.

Sweet Air -- Nope, it was Gilia.  Maybe I'll go after that? -- Fender Grale

Folks, I've got a classic oddity here.  3-7-21-3-12-16-8.  I could make this dude
into a low-average warrior, or I could preserve his oddness.  I'm giving y'all a say
in it, because he'd probably hang around for several years if not killed outright.
Which would amuse you, an ordinary 9-7-21-9-13-16-9 or a freakish 3-13-21-3-17-17-11?
-- Jorja, the Middle Way

Lady Protector Gilia Harn -- Have I got a deal for YOU, lady!  A splendid site on
high ground, with an unparalleled view of the glacier.  Just what you need, it will
make you the envy of all!  But you have to close with this deal today, no waiting
around or it might be GONE. -- Lars Penkattan, Realtor Extraordinaire

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STUMP was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS TORA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
LEVATOR vanquished MATASAI THE MYSTIC in a 2 minute brutal uneven Bloodfeud battle.
VARLET was defeated by AZAER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
BLAZON slimly won victory over GERRICK GRIMM in a popular 3 minute Challenge contest.
ZYTOR savagely defeated ROXANNE DE'MORRE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge match.
YAIWE slimly won victory over GILIA HARN in a exciting 4 minute master's Title fight.
NEUMA devastated FENDER GRALE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
STRYKER was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute expert's duel.
GRONK overpowered THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MAILEA savagely slew DONNEGIL NOBLE in a 1 minute brutal fight.
DRAGOUL overcame CASS DOLAN in a 2 minute bout.
JENNIS KLURE overpowered KARNHORN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  20 -  1      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  1      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  17 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  13 -  2      28  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 217 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      5 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      YAIWE 3414                 27   4  0  130 DARK SIDHE (288)
AIMED BLOW       NEUMA 3406                 19  16  0  150 DARK SIDHE (288)
WALL OF STEEL    LEVATOR 2256                9   4  0   66 BONDSMEN (269)
SLASHING ATTACK  GRONK 3472                 11  10  1   58 DARK SIDHE (288)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449      13  11  0   50 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
STRIKING ATTACK  MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531     5   2  1   47 DRUID'S GROVE (292)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STRYKER 3404.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was STRYKER 3404.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZYTOR 3293, GERRICK GRIMM 
3530, MATASAI THE MYSTIC 3531, LEVATOR 2256, AZAER 3096, BLAZON 2257, YAIWE 3414, 
NEUMA 3406, GRONK 3472, and MAILEA 3518.

The least popular fighter this week was STUMP 3532.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JENNIS KLURE 3539, ROXANNE DE'MORRE 3449, FENDER GRALE 3389, VARLET 
2259, CASS DOLAN 3517, DRAGOUL 3516, MAILEA 3518, GRONK 3472, NEUMA 3406, and YAIWE 
3414.

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

GILIA HARN (50-3391) MIDDLE WAY 6 (368)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes