DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/23/2004    Duedate: 10/06/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-360

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEADFALL
BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3685) [15-37-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEADFALL                       WISHLIST
BAD APPLES (187)               YIELD (405)
(56-3685) [15-37-0,94]         (56-3816) [4-3-0,52]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAVELINO                       WISHLIST
REDHORSE (207)                 YIELD (405)
(56-3728) [20-15-0,80]         (56-3816) [4-3-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            50
2. YIELD (405)                 26      REDHORSE (207)
3. BLACKENED PRIDE (409)        0      Unchartered Team
4. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)       0
5. REDHORSE (207)             -14      YIELD (405)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    13  10  1 56.5   1/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)          9  6 0
 2/ 5*YIELD (405)               11  12  2 47.8   2/ 2*YIELD (405)               5  0 2
 3/ 3 REDHORSE (207)           370 432 14 46.1   3/ 1 REDHORSE (207)            4  9 0
 4/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)         326 425 14 43.4   4- 4*TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    2  3 0
 5- 6*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      1   2  0 33.3   5- 6*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     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 500): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): EAGLES LAIR of WHEN EAGLES DARE (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): MYSTIC of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): MACRINUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): BULL FROG of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): SEVERUS SNAPE of HOUSE SLYTHERIN from TALCAMA
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 500): LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 498): DRYNN'S PRETTIES (Drynn, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 494): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 492): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 491): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 483): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 243): NOMENKLATURE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 480): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 478): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 471): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 434): HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 215): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 202): STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 339): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 150): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 384): BLACKEST PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 499): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 245): GALENA of BOXOROX (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 242): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                               SUBOTAI of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 470): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 220): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 359): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
                            MOUNTAIN GOAT of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 149): MIGHTY CUT-UP of PERFECTION QUEST (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     You are obviously unsuited to the gladiatorial life, Javelino, and I strongly
recommend that you DO reconsider it.  In fact, I'm surprised you ever got hired onto
a team.  A six-foot Dwarf?  That speaks of clumsiness and poor coordination right
there, not to mention that Dwarven beards are so unsanitary.
     I sincerely hope that someone else is in position to take the throne next time,
as I would be disgusted to see you on it.

                                     Jonathannie

P.S.  Jorja says that I am, for my style, quite decent, and she is therefore not
mentioning my stats.  Like it would make a difference!  I'll be lucky to get hold of
my favorite weapon in time for the next fight.  Oh, well.

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in ROCANIS!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Like, REDHORSE had to be so 
embarrassed when they got kicked off #1 spot by BAD APPLES!  Way to go BAD APPLES!  
MVP award for WISHLIST?  YIELD's proud of him after beating HEDGEHOG and getting 20 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  JAVELINO's match with DEADFALL cost him a loss 
of 12 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  JONATHANNIE stopped MOUNTAIN 
GOAT dead in his tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine 
hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Hey you guys, don't you think your 
families would like to hear from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADFALL 3685                15  37  0    94       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 APPLEMINT 3736               18  16  1    86       BAD APPLES (187)
 JAVELINO 3728                20  15  0    80       REDHORSE (207)
-MACHINE 3795                  6   2  0    80       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MECHANISM 3796                5   3  1    66       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            14   9  0    58       BAD APPLES (187)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                13  17  0    56       REDHORSE (207)
 WISHLIST 3816                 4   3  0    52       YIELD (405)
 CANDY APPLE 3786              9   9  0    36       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CONTRABAND 3827               3   0  2    29       YIELD (405)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAUTION 3821                  2   2  0    17       YIELD (405)
 NARROW FOAL 3824              2   7  1    15       REDHORSE (207)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   1  0     8       YIELD (405)
-CIRITH UNGOL 3842             0   1  0     1       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TROCARAN DESERTER 2    0  1 0   1                   CONTRABAND 3827       360 NONE    
MINAS MORGUL 3833      1  1 0 BLACKENED PRIDE 409   NARROW FOAL 3824      357         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mechanism -- Well, sand in the gears didn't seem to do the trick.  What to try
next...? -- Bitter Vetch

Hedgehog -- It seemed the logical thing to do:  slice you into slips and plant you
for a hedge.  Let's see if it works, hmm?  There might be a market for hoghedges. --
Applemint

Did you see the Rocani Turncoat's coat?  I never realized THAT was what his name
meant.  Red one minute, blue the next, green and yellow diamonds after that...it was
enough to make anyone dizzy. -- Deadfall

Narrow Foal -- The better to crawl under doors and filch pennies from the poor? --
Candy Apple

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All

Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JONATHANNIE devastated MOUNTAIN GOAT in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
JAVELINO lost to DEADFALL in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
APPLEMINT demolished RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
HEDGEHOG was savagely defeated by WISHLIST in a 3 minute one-sided fight.
BITTER VETCH vanquished DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
CANDY APPLE bested NARROW FOAL in a 3 minute competition.
CONTRABAND assassinated TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  2      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |

Turn 360 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 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  APPLEMINT 3736             18  16  1   86 BAD APPLES (187)
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728              20  15  0   80 REDHORSE (207)
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762          14   9  0   58 BAD APPLES (187)
LUNGING ATTACK   WISHLIST 3816               4   3  0   52 YIELD (405)
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 WISHLIST 3816.  The ten other most popular fighters were APPLEMINT 3736, BITTER 
VETCH 3762, DEADFALL 3685, CANDY APPLE 3786, JAVELINO 3728, NARROW FOAL 3824, 
CONTRABAND 3827, HEDGEHOG 3748,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was HEDGEHOG 3748.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CONTRABAND 3827, NARROW FOAL 3824, JAVELINO 3728, CANDY APPLE 3786, 
DEADFALL 3685, BITTER VETCH 3762, APPLEMINT 3736, WISHLIST 3816,  0, and  0.

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

MOUNTAIN GOAT (56-3700) REDHORSE (207)
JONATHANNIE (56-3747) BAD APPLES (187)