DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/15/2004    Duedate: 07/28/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-355

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JONATHANNIE
BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3747) [15-10-0,101]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JONATHANNIE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BAD APPLES (187)               
(56-3747) [15-10-0,101]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAVELINO                       BITTER VETCH
REDHORSE (207)                 BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3728) [17-13-0,64]         (56-3762) [12-6-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            31
2. REDHORSE (207)               5      REDHORSE (207)
3. ROLE MONSTERS (408)          0      Unchartered Team
4. GENERAL SURGERY (267)        0
5. LAW AND CHAOS (382)          0      THE BEER BARONS (62)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 LAFFALYMPICS (402)        17   7  0 70.8   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          9  6 0
 2- 2*LAW AND CHAOS (382)        3   2  0 60.0   2- 2 ROLE MONSTERS (408)       6  0 0
 3- 3 ROLE MONSTERS (408)       48  44  3 52.2   3/ 4 REDHORSE (207)            6  9 0
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           359 420 13 46.1   4- 3 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     2  2 1
 5- 5 GENERAL SURGERY (267)     91 112  6 44.8   5- 6*LAW AND CHAOS (382)       1  0 0
 6/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         312 414 14 43.0   6- 5 LAFFALYMPICS (402)        1  0 0
 7- 7*YIELD (405)                3  12  0 20.0   7- 7*YIELD (405)               0  4 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 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ROCANIS brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DEADFALL win a fight and gain 25 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ROCANI 
TURNCOAT beat APPLEMINT and APPLEMINT lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And 
it's out with the old, in with the new, as JONATHANNIE takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood 
today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
ROCANIS?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  We're all going to die in the end, so why 
worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the ROCANIS arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONATHANNIE 3747             15  10  0   101       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TENACULUM 3735               13   5  0   123       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753         12   1  0   115       LAFFALYMPICS (402)
 DEADFALL 3685                13  34  0    95       BAD APPLES (187)
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700           23  21  3    93       REDHORSE (207)
 BROKEN TOE 3683              18  30  1    91       REDHORSE (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAARON 3798                  8  10  1    77       ROLE MONSTERS (408)
 APPLEMINT 3736               15  14  1    72       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAVELINO 3728                17  13  0    64       REDHORSE (207)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            12   6  0    64       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLEEZ 3807                   12   7  0    53       ROLE MONSTERS (408)
 HEDGEHOG 3748                11  14  0    47       REDHORSE (207)
 CANDY APPLE 3786              6   7  0    44       BAD APPLES (187)
-TAKAHASHI 3812                4   2  1    40       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-HONG KONG PHOOEY 3754         5   6  0    36       LAFFALYMPICS (402)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FIRST ASSIST 3818             4   0  0    28       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-TYRONE 3813                   5   2  0    25       ROLE MONSTERS (408)
-LAZY ORDERLY 3815             3   2  2    24       GENERAL SURGERY (267)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PROVODINE 3809                2   5  1    20       GENERAL SURGERY (267)
-BRAEDON 3823                  2   1  0    17       ROLE MONSTERS (408)
-WISHLIST 3816                 1   3  0    16       YIELD (405)
 NARROW FOAL 3824              1   3  0    14       REDHORSE (207)
-JUDICATOR 3729                1   0  0    11       LAW AND CHAOS (382)
-JUDGE DIMENSION 3523          1   0  0     9       LAW AND CHAOS (382)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   1  0     8       YIELD (405)
-CAUTION 3821                  0   2  0     2       YIELD (405)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MERGE 3819             1  1 0 YIELD 405             LAZY ORDERLY 3815     353         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, heck.  Mountain Goat, Broken Toe, Javelino, no point in writing to them.  And
two against the Rabid Gopher, no point writing to HIM, either, although there's a
better chance of an answer. -- the disgusted Bad Apples

     *froth* *gnash* *growl* -- R.G.

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BROKEN TOE was bested by JONATHANNIE in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
MOUNTAIN GOAT was vanquished by DEADFALL in a 1 minute uneven battle.
APPLEMINT was demolished by ROCANI TURNCOAT in a 1 minute bloody uneven fight.
JAVELINO bested CANDY APPLE in a 2 minute fight.
HEDGEHOG was overpowered by BITTER VETCH in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
NARROW FOAL vanquished RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  3      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  19 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  17 -  0      35  |

Turn 355 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JONATHANNIE 3747           15  10  0  101 BAD APPLES (187)
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700         23  21  3   93 REDHORSE (207)
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             15  14  1   72 BAD APPLES (187)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728              17  13  0   64 REDHORSE (207)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762          12   6  0   64 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JAVELINO 3728.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BITTER VETCH 3762.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAVELINO 3728, 
JONATHANNIE 3747, DEADFALL 3685, BROKEN TOE 3683, CANDY APPLE 3786, NARROW FOAL 3824, 
MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, APPLEMINT 3736, HEDGEHOG 3748, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HEDGEHOG 3748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were APPLEMINT 3736, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, NARROW FOAL 3824, CANDY APPLE 3786, 
BROKEN TOE 3683, DEADFALL 3685, JONATHANNIE 3747, JAVELINO 3728, BITTER VETCH 3762, 
and  0.