DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2005    Duedate: 06/01/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-377

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEDGEHOG
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3748) [22-25-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEDGEHOG                       TARANTELLA
REDHORSE (207)                 LOST SOULS (417)
(56-3748) [22-25-0,123]        (56-3888) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MACHINE                        MECHANISM
TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)         TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
(56-3795) [11-5-0,95]          (56-3796) [11-5-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REDHORSE (207)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LOST SOULS (417)            62
2. BAD APPLES (187)            19      PUNCH-OUT! (411)
3. PUNCH-OUT! (411)            15      Unchartered Team
4. REDHORSE (207)               8
5. TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)      -7      LOST SOULS (417)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*LOST SOULS (417)           4   1  2 80.0   1/ 1 REDHORSE (207)            9  6 0
 2/ 2 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          35  16  5 68.6   2/ 2 BAD APPLES (187)          7  8 0
 3/ 3 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    24  15  1 61.5   3/ 0*LOST SOULS (417)          4  1 2
 4/ 4 REDHORSE (207)           413 469 14 46.8   4/ 3 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)    3  3 0
 5/ 5 BAD APPLES (187)         355 481 14 42.5   5/ 5 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          2  0 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 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): 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 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): TRYURLUCK of BLOOD KNIGHTS from JURINE (Talon
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (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  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, 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 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 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 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ROCANIS!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  A new guild, LOST SOULS, entered 
ROCANIS with a clash this turn, showing off a 4-1-2 record.  Indeed, a worthy 
addition to the city guilds.  TARANTELLA caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested MAGE'S APPRENTICE and was awarded 20 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, ROTTEN CORE put down 
PRONGHRON, causing her to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  As is 
fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster HEDGEHOG herself.  This time out MECHANISM made his bid for the 
throne as he challenged HEDGEHOG in an all out contest of skill for possession of the 
title!  Although MECHANISM made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the 
reign of victorious HEDGEHOG.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
ROCANIS seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  REDHORSE is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of TOOLS OF TORMENT are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  MACHINE must 
really be harboring a grudge against the BAD APPLES guild!  Merciless, 18 challenged 
down BITTER VETCH points this week to duel with he.  The weight of the challenge fell 
hard upon BITTER VETCH and predictably he was overcame by MACHINE.  This is how to 
arouse the anger of an entire guild!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ROCANIS.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEDGEHOG 3748                22  25  0   123       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MECHANISM 3796               11   5  1    98       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
 MACHINE 3795                 11   5  0    95       TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLASS JOE 3847                8   4  0    89       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            18  22  0    77       BAD APPLES (187)
 SHANKS PONY 3854              8   6  0    76       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVET 3867                   8   2  0    60       BAD APPLES (187)
 KID QUICK 3846                9   3  2    58       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
-BALD BULL 3843                8   1  1    58       PUNCH-OUT! (411)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUL 3868                      6   3  0    41       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROTTEN CORE 3851              5  10  0    40       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EATS GRASS 3853               6   8  0    33       REDHORSE (207)
 PRONGHRON 3852                7   7  0    30       REDHORSE (207)
 PIEFACE 3875                  3   4  0    29       BAD APPLES (187)
 LARGE DOG 3848                4  13  0    25       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KING HIPPO 3845               6   3  1    22       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 TARANTELLA 3888               1   0  0    20       LOST SOULS (417)
-MR. SANDMAN 3844              4   5  1    18       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 MORWHEN 3889                  1   0  1    14       LOST SOULS (417)
 JAIDEN 3890                   1   0  0    13       LOST SOULS (417)
 DARK HEART 3886               1   0  1     6       LOST SOULS (417)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI ARCHER 1       0  1 0   1                   DARK HEART 3886       377 NONE    
TROCARAN DESERTER 2    0  1 0   1                   MORWHEN 3889          377 NONE    
RED DEVIL 3887         0  1 0 LOST SOULS 417        ROKORI KLEE 21        377 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mechanism -- Oh, sure, you can WIN, but it's so mechanical. -- Bitter Vetch

Pronghorn -- Bah, you're an idiot.  Otherwise you'd have taught me more than a single
skill. -- Privet

Yul -- People without hair look weird.  I hate that.  Weird is Bad. -- Large Dog

Eats Grass -- That's why you're turning green, right? -- Pieface

The Mage's Apprentice has no skills at all. -- Rotten Core

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

RED DEVIL was dealt death by ROKORI KLEE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MECHANISM was outwaited by HEDGEHOG in a 8 minute Challenge Title battle.
MACHINE savagely defeated BITTER VETCH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge duel.
SHANKS PONY was defeated by GLASS JOE in a exciting 1 minute bloody fight.
PRIVET devastated DOOM FROM THE SOUTH in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
YUL viciously subdued LARGE DOG in a 1 minute bloody match.
PRONGHRON was overcome by ROTTEN CORE in a 2 minute fight.
KID QUICK handily defeated PIEFACE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
EATS GRASS vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
DARK HEART dispatched RIRORNI ARCHER in a slow 7 minute novice's duel.
TARANTELLA overpowered MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
MORWHEN assassinated TROCARAN DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
JAIDEN devastated RIRORNI ARCHER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  23 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  12 -  0      14  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 377 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         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MECHANISM 3796             11   5  1   98 TOOLS OF TORMENT (407)
STRIKING ATTACK  SHANKS PONY 3854            8   6  0   76 REDHORSE (207)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                 8   2  0   60 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 MECHANISM 3796.  The ten other most popular fighters were MACHINE 3795, GLASS JOE 
3847, PRONGHRON 3852, HEDGEHOG 3748, PRIVET 3867, YUL 3868, EATS GRASS 3853, KID 
QUICK 3846, TARANTELLA 3888, and JAIDEN 3890.

The least popular fighter this week was DARK HEART 3886.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PIEFACE 3875, LARGE DOG 3848, SHANKS PONY 3854, MORWHEN 3889, ROTTEN 
CORE 3851, BITTER VETCH 3762, RED DEVIL 3887, JAIDEN 3890, TARANTELLA 3888, and KID 
QUICK 3846.