DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/04/2004    Duedate: 11/17/2004

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-363

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JAVELINO
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3728) [23-15-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JAVELINO                       KID QUICK
REDHORSE (207)                 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3728) [23-15-0,116]        (56-3846) [2-0-1,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JAVELINO                       CANDY APPLE
REDHORSE (207)                 BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3728) [23-15-0,116]        (56-3786) [10-11-0,41]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNCH-OUT! (411)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            40
2. REDHORSE (207)              24      REDHORSE (207)
3. BLACKENED PRIDE (409)        0      Unchartered Team
4. YIELD (405)                  0
5. BAD APPLES (187)           -10      PUNCH-OUT! (411)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PUNCH-OUT! (411)           9   1  3 90.0   1/ 2*PUNCH-OUT! (411)          9  1 3
 2- 2*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)      3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          6  9 0
 3- 3*YIELD (405)               12  13  2 48.0   3/ 4 REDHORSE (207)            5  6 0
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           375 438 14 46.1   4- 5*BLACKENED PRIDE (409)     2  0 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         332 434 14 43.3   5- 3*YIELD (405)               1  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 502): BLUE RUIN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PEACH NUTT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): NAPOLEON of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CHAOS of CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): MUCIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BARRISTER of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): JAVELINO of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): POSITION IS EMPTY
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 502): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 497): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 495): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 494): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 247): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 486): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 483): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): JOYS OF BOOZE (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 437): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 222): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 362): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 152): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 387): WOLF PACK II, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 501): BLOOD BUD of BLOODSUCKERS (Way Cool, mgr.)
               (turn 500): CROUCHING TIGER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 495): WOODWALKER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 494): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 496): ORAN JI of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 494): MOUSE NOYLE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 485): TALL TREE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 245): NAPULAK of STORMWATCH (Raoul the Rude, mgr.)
                               GENERAL PUBLIC of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 244): VOMITO of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               OBAN of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TOBIAS HAWKWIND of THE NIGHTHAWKS (Firehawk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 482): PRIVATE PROPERTY of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 481): DARTMAN of COLGATE DAYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 474): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 436): TIRO COCOCO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 221): ZINDELLA AZRON of MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 216): BEAR ACUDA of THE BEAR'S PAW (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 203): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 361): APPLEMINT of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 342): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Hi everyone,

     Well, it looks like I'll be fighting a Bad Apple this turn, either Deadfall or 
Bitter Vetch.  B.V. is the one that scares me.  I fought Deadfall turn before last; 
he wasn't too alarming.  Last turn I fought Applemint.  I guess it'll just be Apples 
for a while until Contraband works his way up or I get invited to the Isle.  I 
understand the Isle is having some troubles right now.  Boats will still carry new 
Lord Protectors across the Lake of Mist to get to the Isle, but no boats ever come 
back these days.  Makes me kinda nervous.
     I guess nobody likes Large Dog, huh?  Makes you wonder if he's been doing stuff 
on people's lawns.  Only there aren't too many lawns in Rocanis, usually just a patch 
of dirt between the street and somebody's house.  Wait, I saw a lawn down on River 
Road!  Had a brown and white pony grazing on it, real pretty sight.
     Look at that new team, Punch-Out!  They started out 4-1.  Wow.  That's a team to 
watch.
     The Rocani Legion hasn't been at all busy in the past few months.  Not too much 
crime in or around Rocanis, I guess.  The criminal element left town right about the 
time I joined the Legion.  Damn.  If anybody knows about any burglars or caravan 
raiders or anything nasty happening at all, let me know and I'll pass the info along 
to Mila and we'll go kick some behind.
     That's it for me; I'm out of stuff to talk about.  I hope one of the Apples gets 
the throne from me this turn.  But I hope I don't die.

                                                  Javelino

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ROCANIS.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  ROCANIS 
watched with glee as BAD APPLES got knocked off top spot by PUNCH-OUT!!  What's with 
KID QUICK?  He actually beat ROCANIS' MAGE'S APPRENTICE, and walked away with 12 more 
points from the fight.  Major screwup at BAD APPLES.  BITTER VETCH lost 13 points to 
RIRORNI ASSASSIN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BITTER VETCH will provide 
more easy wins...  DEADFALL was reminded on the sands why JAVELINO is Duelmaster.  
Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     Warriors of ROCANIS unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Sending a warrior 
to the Dark Arena reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, NARROW 
FOAL.  That's what a 3-8-1 gets you.  How long have I been here?  I got people to 
see, places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JAVELINO 3728                23  15  0   116       REDHORSE (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEADFALL 3685                16  39  0    87       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762            16  10  0    73       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                14  19  0    61       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WISHLIST 3816                 4   3  0    52       YIELD (405)
-CONTRABAND 3827               4   0  2    45       YIELD (405)
 CANDY APPLE 3786             10  11  0    41       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID QUICK 3846                2   0  1    28       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CIRITH UNGOL 3842             2   1  0    20       BLACKENED PRIDE (409)
 KING HIPPO 3845               2   0  1    18       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 MR. SANDMAN 3844              2   0  1    18       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
-CAUTION 3821                  2   2  0    17       YIELD (405)
 BALD BULL 3843                2   0  0    14       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 GLASS JOE 3847                1   1  0    12       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   1  0     8       YIELD (405)
 LARGE DOG 3848                1   2  0     5       BAD APPLES (187)
 ROTTEN CORE 3851              0   1  0     1       BAD APPLES (187)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   KING HIPPO 3845       363 NONE    
NARROW FOAL 3824       3  9 1 REDHORSE 207          HAKKON TAIN 20        363 NONE    
PHEW! 3850             0  1 0 REDHORSE 207          NAIRON 19             363 NONE    
YUCK 3849              0  1 0 REDHORSE 207          NAIRON 19             363 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Applemint -- Don't just stand there with your feet planted.  You need to shift around 
a bit; then I might not have hit your leg. -- Javelino

Deadfall -- Yes.  And it wasn't that poorly done; everybody has those days. -- 
Javelino

Deadfall -- I really don't like your style, or your size.  Are you sure you fit 
within the Commission's height requirements? -- Hedgehog

Large Dog -- You need to practice not missing, I think.  If not for that, you might 
have won because I'm not very good at this. -- Narrow Foal

Javelino -- You're a pig, but your a competent pig.  I hope you get roasted, but NOT 
with an apple in your mouth. -- Applemint

The Rirorni Turncoat is a wimp. -- Bitter Vetch

Hedgehog -- C'mon, kid, let's hear you roar, eh? -- Deadfall

Contraband -- Really?  What KIND of contraband? -- Candy Apple

Narrow Foal -- I am so impressed by your victory.  My goodness, how did you manage 
it? -- Large Dog

Kid Quick -- My guildmates will be calling on you. -- Ghost of the Persistent Beggar

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NARROW FOAL was butchered by HAKKON TAIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
PHEW! was butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
YUCK was killed by NAIRON in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
JAVELINO vanquished DEADFALL in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
BITTER VETCH was defeated by RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 1 minute fight.
HEDGEHOG subdued CANDY APPLE in a 4 minute master's competition.
BALD BULL won victory over ROTTEN CORE in a 2 minute amateur's fight.
MR. SANDMAN overpowered LARGE DOG in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
KING HIPPO slew PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute beginner's melee.
KID QUICK vanquished MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GLASS JOE defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  3      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 363 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  JAVELINO 3728              23  15  0  116 REDHORSE (207)
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762          16  10  0   73 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 CANDY APPLE 3786.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLASS JOE 3847, BALD 
BULL 3843, JAVELINO 3728, HEDGEHOG 3748, MR. SANDMAN 3844, KING HIPPO 3845, KID QUICK 
3846, YUCK 3849, BITTER VETCH 3762, and NARROW FOAL 3824.

The least popular fighter this week was LARGE DOG 3848.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROTTEN CORE 3851, DEADFALL 3685, PHEW! 3850, NARROW FOAL 3824, BITTER 
VETCH 3762, YUCK 3849, KID QUICK 3846, KING HIPPO 3845, MR. SANDMAN 3844, and 
HEDGEHOG 3748.