DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/05/2005    Duedate: 05/18/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-376

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEDGEHOG
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3748) [21-25-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEDGEHOG                       POSITION IS EMPTY
REDHORSE (207)                 
(56-3748) [21-25-0,113]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACHINE                        MACHINE
TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)         TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
(56-3795) [10-5-0,93]          (56-3795) [10-5-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDHORSE (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            25
2. REDHORSE (207)              23      TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
3. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)       4      Unchartered Team
4. RESCUE RANGERS (338)         0
5. PUNCH-OUT! (411)             0      SCARLET KNIGHTS (235)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      19   6  2 76.0   1/ 1 REDHORSE (207)            9  6 0
 2- 2 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          33  16  5 67.3   2/ 3 BAD APPLES (187)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    23  14  1 62.2   3/ 2 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    4  2 0
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           410 467 14 46.8   4- 4*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      3  2 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         353 478 14 42.5   5- 5 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          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 514): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 514): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 508): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 499): BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): THE STORMLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 494): CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 487): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 375): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 400): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 513): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
              (turn 252): MAXIMUS DECIMUS of NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
                          LAVA RUNNER of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 495): DIETER KWAN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          LIL ETH of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          PICKLED PIGSKIN of BUFFY'S DINER (Alfredo Frothingslosh)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
                (turn 157): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ROCANIS, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for ROTTEN CORE, who pummelled 
MAGE'S APPRENTICE, to pocket 11 points.  EATS GRASS certainly had a baffled 
expression on his face, after losing to PIEFACE and losing 2 points in the process!  
HEDGEHOG found out being ROCANIS' Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, receiving 2 
challenges!  The arena was more crowded than usual this time, as MACHINE faced 
ROCANIS' Duelmaster.  MACHINE found out that ROCANIS isn't a democracy.  You've gotta 
be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into 
taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Do not 
despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                21  25  0   113       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHANISM 3796               11   4  1   107       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 MACHINE 3795                 10   5  0    93       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANKS PONY 3854              8   5  0    82       REDHORSE (207)
-GLASS JOE 3847                7   4  0    79       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            18  21  0    75       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALD BULL 3843                8   1  1    58       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KID QUICK 3846                8   3  2    53       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 PRIVET 3867                   7   2  0    51       BAD APPLES (187)
-ZIPPER 3111                   5   0  1    51       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 YUL 3868                      5   3  0    39       REDHORSE (207)
 PRONGHRON 3852                7   6  0    38       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GODGET 3110                   4   1  0    32       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-DALE 3112                     4   1  0    32       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 PIEFACE 3875                  3   3  0    32       BAD APPLES (187)
-CHIP 3114                     3   2  1    31       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 ROTTEN CORE 3851              4  10  0    30       BAD APPLES (187)
 LARGE DOG 3848                4  12  0    24       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EATS GRASS 3853               5   8  0    23       REDHORSE (207)
-KING HIPPO 3845               6   3  1    22       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
-MR. SANDMAN 3844              4   5  1    18       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONTY 3113                    3   2  0    15       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mechanism -- You're worse than a harrow, and let me tell you, being caught under a
harrow is BAD.  How about next time we're scheduled to meet, we just get together
quietly in the locker room and exchange skills, you post the win, and we go home
without fighting? -- Bitter Vetch

Eats Grass -- Do you expect me to BELIEVE that?  I was watching closely, and you
didn't actually eat that handful of grass you had with you.  Just kind of slobbered
over it (very disgusting, really) and then dropped it a blade at a time when you
thought no one was watching.  Well, HA!  I was watching, and you have been Found Out.
-- Privet

Yul -- I was blinded by the reflections off your head.  That's some kind of secret
weapon, right?  I thought so.  You caravan raiders are so unscrupulous! -- Large Dog

Pronghorn -- There's a word for apple pulp, which I forget offhand, but I am it.  I
don't think that's any kind of proper way for a lady to behave.  Especially that last
blow to, you know, there. -- Rotten Core

Ha!  That Persistent Beggar didn't get a penny from me!  Not ONE CENT.  As if I'd
give my hard-earned cash to a damned beggar.  The nerve.... -- Pieface

Pronghorn -- Wait'll you meet up with my thorns. -- Privet

I fear we won't get to hear Hedgehog roar today, as the Redhorse lightning pigeon has
died, and they are still involved with the period of mourning. -- Delice the Red,
quite a GOOD apple, if you ask me

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MACHINE was unbelievably bested by HEDGEHOG in a 6 minute Challenge Title fight.
MECHANISM demolished BITTER VETCH in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SHANKS PONY savagely defeated ROCANI TURNCOAT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute duel.
PRONGHRON was luckily beaten by PRIVET in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
YUL devastated LARGE DOG in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
EATS GRASS was beaten by PIEFACE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brawl.
ROTTEN CORE overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    38 -  21 -  2      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 376 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MECHANISM 3796             11   4  1  107 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHANKS PONY 3854            8   5  0   82 REDHORSE (207)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                 7   2  0   51 BAD APPLES (187)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MACHINE 3795.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MACHINE 3795.  The ten other most popular fighters were PIEFACE 3875, SHANKS PONY 
3854, HEDGEHOG 3748, PRONGHRON 3852, MECHANISM 3796, PRIVET 3867, YUL 3868, ROTTEN 
CORE 3851, BITTER VETCH 3762, and LARGE DOG 3848.

The least popular fighter this week was EATS GRASS 3853.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LARGE DOG 3848, BITTER VETCH 3762, ROTTEN CORE 3851, YUL 3868, PRIVET 
3867, MECHANISM 3796, PRONGHRON 3852, HEDGEHOG 3748, SHANKS PONY 3854, and PIEFACE 
3875.