DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/29/2004    Duedate: 08/11/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-356

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BROKEN TOE
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3683) [19-30-1,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BROKEN TOE                     MACHINE
REDHORSE (207)                 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
(56-3683) [19-30-1,110]        (56-3795) [4-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAVELINO                       MACHINE
REDHORSE (207)                 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
(56-3728) [18-13-0,89]         (56-3795) [4-1-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDHORSE (207)              61
2. BLACKENED PRIDE (409)       17THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (329)
3. BAD APPLES (187)            15      Unchartered Team
4. ROLE MONSTERS (408)          0
5. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)      -2      BLACKENED PRIDE (409)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      1   0  0  100   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)         10  5 0
 2/ 0 THE DOWNWARD SPIRA (329) 134 103  7 56.5   2/ 3 REDHORSE (207)            8  7 0
 3/ 0*TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)     9   7  1 56.3   3- 2 ROLE MONSTERS (408)       3  0 0
 4- 3 ROLE MONSTERS (408)       48  44  3 52.2   4/ 0*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     1  0 0
 5/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           363 421 13 46.3   5/ 0 THE DOWNWARD SPIRA (329)  0  3 0
 6/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         316 415 14 43.2   6/ 0*TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    0  2 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 496): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): 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 479): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): 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 380): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE 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 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Broken Toe, the wimpy gimp, or gimpy wimp if you prefer, yielded the Duel-2's
throne when I slapped his face (for not writing a column).  It serves him right!
Besides his MANY other personal flaws, he's too tall, he wears a funny hat, and he's
in league with that awful caravan raider, Mila.  This is NOT the kind of person we
want representing Rocanis!  But, out of the goodness of my heart, which is
considerable, I have spared his worthless life so that other true gladiators here
will have the chance to beat him up.
     And what are the odds that this column will provoke him to a replying personal?
Very, very poor, unfortunately, but I had to make the effort, just in case.
Sometimes long odds do come off.

                                     Jonathanie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  JAVELINO caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested STARLA KNIGHTMARE and was awarded 
25 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JAVELINO put down 
STARLA KNIGHTMARE, causing her to lose 20 points of recognition in the process.  The 
city has turned out in honor of BROKEN TOE, for with his arena victory he may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim 
that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons 
perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ROCANIS.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till we meet 
again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a 
lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROKEN TOE 3683              19  30  1   110       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700           24  21  3   109       REDHORSE (207)
 DEADFALL 3685                14  34  0   101       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAVELINO 3728                18  13  0    89       REDHORSE (207)
 CHRISTINA TRUELOVE 3222      11   6  1    86       THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (329)
 JONATHANNIE 3747             15  11  0    85       BAD APPLES (187)
 KIRAMON DESTROYER 3273        8   3  0    85       THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (329)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            13   6  0    80       BAD APPLES (187)
 APPLEMINT 3736               16  14  1    77       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHAARON 3798                  8  10  1    77       ROLE MONSTERS (408)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STARLA KNIGHTMARE 3223       12   5  0    65       THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (329)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                12  14  0    55       REDHORSE (207)
-SLEEZ 3807                   12   7  0    53       ROLE MONSTERS (408)
 CANDY APPLE 3786              7   7  0    48       BAD APPLES (187)
 MACHINE 3795                  4   1  0    45       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHANISM 3796                3   2  1    32       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
-TYRONE 3813                   5   2  0    25       ROLE MONSTERS (408)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRAEDON 3823                  2   1  0    17       ROLE MONSTERS (408)
 MINAS MORGUL 3833             1   0  0    17       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
-DOHICKEY 3793                 2   1  0     7       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 NARROW FOAL 3824              1   4  0     7       REDHORSE (207)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Did you know that if you trap a Mountain Goat on flat land, he goes crazy?  Fact, and
a lot of fun to watch, too!  The gladiator of that name spent most of the thirty-
seven seconds of our fight trying to jump up on the wall around the fighting floor,
and for a short guy (he's five-foot-eleven), he didn't do too badly.  Of course, he
didn't do WELL either, since his efforts simply exposed him to my blows.... --
Deadfall

I want to know more about this Rocani Turncoat dude.  What's with the name, for one
thing?  Does he turn his coat inside out to prevent the spirits on Spirit Ridge from
"pixie leading" him?  I understand this is the recommended procedure.  Is it a
reversible coat, and he simply reversed it for variety?  Or what, exactly, is the
deal? -- Applemint

It's easy to see why Javelino, a rude, crude porker of an oaf, is here in Rocanis,
city (by courtesy so called) of outcasts and ragtags.  A six foot Dwarf?  Probably
there's no place back home where he can stand up!  But just the same, I wish he'd go
away.  He kept trying to bite me. -- Candy Apple

She is Hedgehog, hear her roar?  Yeah, right.  Personals all over the place, hmm?
But I know a red-headed step-child when I see one, even if she DOES bleach her hair
and wear it in spikes. -- Bitter Vetch

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.

If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JONATHANNIE was devastated by BROKEN TOE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MOUNTAIN GOAT vanquished KIRAMON DESTROYER in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
DEADFALL luckily beat CHRISTINA TRUELOVE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's duel.
APPLEMINT defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
STARLA KNIGHTMARE was devastated by JAVELINO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BITTER VETCH devastated PRIEST OF MYTORI in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CANDY APPLE overcame MECHANISM in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
MACHINE was unbelievably bested by HEDGEHOG in a action packed 5 minute duel.
NARROW FOAL was overpowered by MINAS MORGUL in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   4 -  3      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  20 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  13 -  0      38  |

Turn 356 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         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700         24  21  3  109 REDHORSE (207)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728              18  13  0   89 REDHORSE (207)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    JONATHANNIE 3747           15  11  0   85 BAD APPLES (187)
BASHING ATTACK   KIRAMON DESTROYER 3273      8   3  0   85 THE DOWNWARD SPIRAL (329)
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762          13   6  0   80 BAD APPLES (187)
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             16  14  1   77 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 MACHINE 3795.  The ten other most popular fighters were MECHANISM 3796, CANDY 
APPLE 3786, BROKEN TOE 3683, MOUNTAIN GOAT 3700, CHRISTINA TRUELOVE 3222, APPLEMINT 
3736, KIRAMON DESTROYER 3273, DEADFALL 3685, JAVELINO 3728, and BITTER VETCH 3762.

The least popular fighter this week was NARROW FOAL 3824.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STARLA KNIGHTMARE 3223, JONATHANNIE 3747, HEDGEHOG 3748, MINAS 
MORGUL 3833, BITTER VETCH 3762, JAVELINO 3728, DEADFALL 3685, KIRAMON DESTROYER 3273, 
APPLEMINT 3736, and CHRISTINA TRUELOVE 3222.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CAPTAIN CAVEMAN (56-3753) LAFFALYMPICS (402)