DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/27/2005    Duedate: 02/09/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-369

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEDGEHOG
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3748) [17-22-0,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEDGEHOG                       GLASS JOE
REDHORSE (207)                 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
(56-3748) [17-22-0,80]         (56-3847) [5-2-0,62]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTER VETCH                   STEARIC
BAD APPLES (187)               ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
(56-3762) [18-14-0,74]         (56-3788) [1-1-0,8]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDHORSE (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARNIE'S ARMY (404)          53
2. REDHORSE (207)              36      REDHORSE (207)
3. BAD APPLES (187)             7      Unchartered Team
4. YIELD (405)                  0
5. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            -1      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)          27   8  3 77.1   1/ 1 REDHORSE (207)           10  4 0
 2/ 0*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)         7   5  1 58.3   2/ 2*PUNCH-OUT! (411)          6  4 0
 3- 3 YIELD (405)               19  16  3 54.3   3/ 0*ARNIE'S ARMY (404)        4  1 1
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           392 450 14 46.6   4/ 4 BAD APPLES (187)          3 12 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         338 458 14 42.5   5- 3 YIELD (405)               1  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 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I wish I was a Neutron Bomb, for once I could go off.
     I wish I was a sacrifice, but somehow still lived on.

Greetings, Rocanis.  I wish I could say that this was a surprise that I obtained the
throne this early in my career but I would be lying.  It comes as no surprise to me.
When a mere 7-4 record and only 84 rec points nets you the throne it shows a
combination of several things...namely my superiority and a lack of competition.  I
was somewhat leery for a moment when I faced off against Hedgehog, having split the 2
prior matches with him but on the rubber match for the throne my wish apparently was
granted.  My next wish is to keep the throne for the next 4 cycles and be perfectly
timed for the April tourney, both attainable goals.  Who wishes to stop me?  Anyone.
It appears Huckle Cat has an impressive stable, at least on paper with an astonishing
83% winning clip.  Will he reactivate the Nintendo squad and bring one of his
punching bags within my range?  It remains to be seen.  Or Bitter Vetch?  Will one
Bad Apple ruin it for the bushel and make me eat my words?  That also remains to be
seen.  What is seen is the Hedgehog again within my sights.  So that is where I wish
my first Defense of my title will take place therefore he gets my challenge.  I hear
ya roaring Hedgehog...however is your bite as loud as your bark?  Wishful thinking.
Until next time....

     Wishlist

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ROCANIS this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  And let's see, L. GLUTAMINE fought KING HIPPO and 
gained 22 points and contributed to ARNIE'S ARMY's 4-1-1.  BALD BULL has lost to 
SHANKS PONY, falling 14 points, while helping make PUNCH-OUT! a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to 
his absence and inability to defend the throne, WISHLIST has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  And all eyes were on HEDGEHOG this turn as she ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  ROCANIS has a new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear 
the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Grub & Rub Bar and Bistro 
until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  REDHORSE has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ROCANIS' most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding REDHORSE more than any other team we find PUNCH-OUT!.  ROCANIS, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ROCANIS and I've a long road ahead of 
me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the 
Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                17  22  0    80       REDHORSE (207)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WISHLIST 3816                 7   4  0    84       YIELD (405)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            18  14  0    74       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONTRABAND 3827               7   0  3    62       YIELD (405)
 GLASS JOE 3847                5   2  0    62       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID QUICK 3846                6   1  1    55       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANKS PONY 3854              4   2  0    50       REDHORSE (207)
 CANDY APPLE 3786             10  17  0    47       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAUTION 3821                  3   2  0    33       YIELD (405)
 L. GLUTAMINE 3772             2   0  0    32       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 PRONGHRON 3852                4   2  0    27       REDHORSE (207)
 BALD BULL 3843                6   1  0    26       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 MR. SANDMAN 3844              4   3  1    24       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KING HIPPO 3845               6   1  1    20       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 EATS GRASS 3853               3   3  0    19       REDHORSE (207)
 ROSE HIPS 3774                2   1  0    19       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 GLUTAMIC 3790                 1   0  1    16       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 LARGE DOG 3848                2   7  0    13       BAD APPLES (187)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   2  0     9       YIELD (405)
 SILICA 3773                   1   0  0     9       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 STEARIC 3788                  1   1  0     8       ARNIE'S ARMY (404)
 PRIVET 3867                   1   1  0     8       BAD APPLES (187)
 ROTTEN CORE 3851              0   7  0     7       BAD APPLES (187)
 YUL 3868                      0   1  0     1       REDHORSE (207)

'-' 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                   GLUTAMIC 3790         369 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wishlist -- You weren't supposed to beat me.  I am a Total Parry and you're not.  You
were supposed to fall on your face. -- Hedgehog
P.S.  At least now you're the one who has to write a column.
P.P.S.  You avoided me?  I couldn't have challenged you, anyway, since you didn't
fight the turn before.  But it feels good to be feared.

Deadfall -- I find it very satisfying to listen to the echoes. -- Hedgehog

Rotten Core -- Thanks for letting me earn a winning record again.  I'm sorry things
are going so badly for you.  Have you considered another career or is dueling your
dream? -- Shanks Pony

Large Dog -- How did you get a name like that on the Bad Apples team?  Large dogs are
good apples in my opinion. -- Eats Grass

Rotten Core -- May it give you heartburn. -- Eats Grass

Dirty Frank -- Wow!  I made a comeback!  Usually it's my opponents who make those.
Woo hoo!  Anyway, thanks for the fight.  If somebody stabs you in the heart I guess
there's not much you can do.  I wasn't aiming for it though. -- Pronghorn

If the Rirorni are sending assassins to Rocanis, we've got problems.  What are we
going to do about them? -- Bitter Vetch, in favor of assassinating assassins, and
also people who might be assassins

And we should DEFINITELY kill those Rirorni soldiers! -- Candy Apple
P.S.  For one thing, they cheat!  There were two of them in the arena at the same
time.

Shank's Pony -- So how did you get the pony, by stealing it from Shank?  Because I
know Shank doesn't play poker. -- Rotten Core

Eats Grass -- And I hope it makes you SICK. -- Large Dog

That Archer couldn't take me.  A tall hedge can be an insurmountable barrier, you
know. -- Privet

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GLASS JOE slimly lost to BITTER VETCH in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
HEDGEHOG vanquished RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 6 minute brutal uneven Title battle.
KID QUICK overpowered CANDY APPLE in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
BALD BULL was devastated by SHANKS PONY in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided fight.
PRONGHRON bested ROTTEN CORE in a 1 minute duel.
KING HIPPO was overpowered by L. GLUTAMINE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LARGE DOG was devastated by MR. SANDMAN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ROSE HIPS won victory over PRIVET in a 1 minute duel.
EATS GRASS won victory over STEARIC in a popular 3 minute duel.
SILICA won victory over YUL in a popular 1 minute novice's duel.
GLUTAMIC executed PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -   5 -  3      77  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -   9 -  2      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 369 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 -  2         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  3     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BITTER VETCH 3762          18  14  0   74 BAD APPLES (187)
LUNGING ATTACK   GLASS JOE 3847              5   2  0   62 PUNCH-OUT! (411)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHANKS PONY 3854            4   2  0   50 REDHORSE (207)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BITTER VETCH 3762.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STEARIC 3788.  The ten other most popular fighters were GLASS JOE 3847, 
BITTER VETCH 3762, SHANKS PONY 3854, PRONGHRON 3852, L. GLUTAMINE 3772, MR. SANDMAN 
3844, SILICA 3773, KID QUICK 3846, ROSE HIPS 3774, and GLUTAMIC 3790.

The least popular fighter this week was KING HIPPO 3845.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ROTTEN CORE 3851, CANDY APPLE 3786, HEDGEHOG 3748, YUL 3868, EATS GRASS 
3853, PRIVET 3867, LARGE DOG 3848, BALD BULL 3843, GLUTAMIC 3790, and ROSE HIPS 3774.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CARNIVOROUS SLOTH 1073 (153-79-5)     17  0  0         PITT GLADIATORS      
ANGEL 612 (180-115-1)                  5  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      
DEATH 666 (104-92-2)                   1  4  0         INCARNATIONS         

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MANWE SULIMO 3338 (47-22-0)            9  3  0         SONG OF ILUVATAR     
MAX 3036 (81-66-5)                     3  3  0         PITT GLADIATORS      
TIME 513 (109-39-1)                    3  3  0         INCARNATIONS         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 3753 (21-3-0)          1  3  0         LAFFALYMPICS         

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MS STALGIA 3840 (0-0-0)                2  3  0         WENSINWASIN MI       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PHILITUP 3647 (0-0-0)                  3  3  0         HITLIST LVI