DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/03/2005    Duedate: 11/16/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-389

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BITTER VETCH
BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3762) [21-31-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BITTER VETCH                   ZIPPER
BAD APPLES (187)               RESCUE RANGERS (338)
(56-3762) [21-31-0,95]         (56-3111) [7-0-1,71]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTER VETCH                   LARGE DOG
BAD APPLES (187)               BAD APPLES (187)
(56-3762) [21-31-0,95]         (56-3848) [5-24-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BAD APPLES (187)            23
2. REDHORSE (207)              23      REDHORSE (207)
3. GET (419)                   15      Unchartered Team
4. YIELD (405)                  0
5. PUNCH-OUT! (411)             0      RESCUE RANGERS (338)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 3 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          53  22  5 70.7   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          8  7 0
 2/ 2*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      23  10  2 69.7   2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            5  9 0
 3- 4 YIELD (405)               21  21  4 50.0   3/ 4*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      4  4 0
 4/ 1*GET (419)                  1   1  0 50.0   4- 5 YIELD (405)               2  0 1
 5/ 5 REDHORSE (207)           441 495 15 47.1   5- 3 PUNCH-OUT! (411)          1  0 0
 6/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         376 516 14 42.2   6/ 6*GET (419)                 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 527): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 413): CAPTAIN CAVEMAN of LAFFALYMPICS from ROCANIS (The
                                Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 527): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 527): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 521): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 521): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 519): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 509): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 500): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 462): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 388): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 413): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It is always an honor to obtain the throne...it is Divine Right to claim it by
taking another warrior's life.  Well, that is what the boss always preaches, at
least, so when the opportunity arose to send my opponent to the afterlife I took it.
This is what we get paid for.  This is our life.  Join with me, Rocanis, and raise
your glass to your champion and as the ale flows tonight as you worship me, pay
homage to Prongron, fore he was the sacrificial lamb that the Gladiatorial Commission
matched me up against.  They said that the arena fans wanted death on the sands...
they say that you needed it...and they say that you Wished for it...your Wish is my
command.  Until next cycle.

Wishlist; Iron Council
By Divine Right, Hail and Kill!!!!!!!!

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of ROCANIS.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays for 
SLIM ODDS, who pummelled MAGE'S APPRENTICE, to pocket 19 points.  DALE certainly had 
a baffled expression on his face, after losing to LARGE DOG and losing 11 points in 
the process!  Can you believe it?  WISHLIST apparently has better things to do as 
ROCANIS' Duelmaster than show up and fight!  What can be a greater victory?  BITTER 
VETCH has taken his place as the top, as ROCANIS' new Duelmaster.  Word has it one 
team in ROCANIS is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  
I'll bet it works.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of REDHORSE should take up 
some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of REDHORSE found 
their efforts at combat frustrated as RESCUE RANGERS apparently had more important 
things to do than fight.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not a 
spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an 
unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Do 
not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BITTER VETCH 3762            21  31  0    95       BAD APPLES (187)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WISHLIST 3816                 8   6  1   122       YIELD (405)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANKS PONY 3854             11  15  0    78       REDHORSE (207)
-CONTRABAND 3827               8   1  3    76       YIELD (405)
 ZIPPER 3111                   7   0  1    71       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALD BULL 3843                9   2  1    61       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 EATS GRASS 3853              15  11  0    58       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVET 3867                  14   8  0    54       BAD APPLES (187)
 PIEFACE 3875                  9  10  0    53       BAD APPLES (187)
-MR. SANDMAN 3844              6   5  1    51       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 LARGE DOG 3848                5  24  0    50       BAD APPLES (187)
-CHIP 3114                     4   2  1    43       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 YUL 3868                      9  12  0    39       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DALE 3112                     5   2  0    37       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GODGET 3110                   4   2  0    33       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
-KING HIPPO 3845               7   4  1    28       PUNCH-OUT! (411)
 JONNA THANE 3903              4   1  0    25       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIM ODDS 3904                1   2  0    21       REDHORSE (207)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   3  0    10       YIELD (405)
-TOE 3896                      1   0  0     7       GET (419)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
AJOB 3898              0  1 0 GET 419               ARENAMASTER AMEL 23   389 NONE    
PRONGHRON 3852        15 10 1 REDHORSE 207          WISHLIST 3816         388         
MONTY 3113             3  4 0 RESCUE RANGERS 338    NAIRON 19             389 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wishlist -- We all saw the fight, and it didn't look to us like you meant to kill
Pronghorn.  Even though the announcer DID say you laughed maniacally at the prospect
of slaying your opponent.  The announcer, we think, is full of...exaggerations. --
gladiators of team Redhorse

Bitter Vetch -- You taught me a lot, thanks. -- Shanks Pony

Dale -- Maybe I need to work on my desperation strategy.  Oh, and how about showing
me that attack skill? -- Yul

Godget -- I like your name.  And I didn't mean to scum you, sorry. -- Eats Grass

Large Dog -- Thanks for not fighting me this turn. -- Eats Grass

Toe -- Humph. -- Slim

Contraband -- There should be a law against you running off with all those skills. --
Privet

Shanks Pony -- Shank should feed you better.  You look spindly. -- Bitter Vetch

Zipper -- (recoiling)  All those teeth! -- Pieface
P.S.  I have nightmares about the Monster in the Closet eating me.

Chip -- I didn't need that. -- Large Dog

Monty -- Can I gloat now? -- Jonna Thane

Pronghorn -- I know.  It was a plot. -- Bitter Vetch

Slim -- No, it is not a first.  Some arenas are so small that even with everyone on
both the most and least popular lists (it isn't something to boast about) there are
still vacant seats at the table. -- B. Vetch

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MONTY was butchered by NAIRON in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
AJOB was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER AMEL in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BITTER VETCH subdued SHANKS PONY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Title fight.
ZIPPER bested PRIVET in a 1 minute gory fight.
EATS GRASS demolished JONNA THANE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
YUL was vanquished by PIEFACE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
DALE was savagely defeated by LARGE DOG in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory brawl.
SLIM ODDS handily defeated 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  18 -  2      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  11 -  0      15  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 389 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         2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ZIPPER 3111                 7   0  1   71 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
TOTAL PARRY      EATS GRASS 3853            15  11  0   58 REDHORSE (207)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                14   8  0   54 BAD APPLES (187)
BASHING ATTACK   DALE 3112                   5   2  0   37 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
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 LARGE DOG 3848.  The ten other most popular fighters were BITTER VETCH 3762, 
ZIPPER 3111, EATS GRASS 3853, JONNA THANE 3903, PIEFACE 3875, SLIM ODDS 3904, AJOB 
3898, SHANKS PONY 3854, DALE 3112, and MONTY 3113.

The least popular fighter this week was YUL 3868.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PRIVET 3867, MONTY 3113, DALE 3112, SHANKS PONY 3854, AJOB 3898, SLIM 
ODDS 3904, PIEFACE 3875, JONNA THANE 3903, EATS GRASS 3853, and ZIPPER 3111.