DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/17/2005    Duedate: 11/30/2005

ROCANIS ARENA

DM-56    TURN-390

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHANKS PONY
REDHORSE (207)
(56-3854) [12-15-0,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHANKS PONY                    ZIPPER
REDHORSE (207)                 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
(56-3854) [12-15-0,98]         (56-3111) [8-0-1,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BITTER VETCH                   ZIPPER
BAD APPLES (187)               RESCUE RANGERS (338)
(56-3762) [21-32-0,95]         (56-3111) [8-0-1,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BAD APPLES (187)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REDHORSE (207)              35
2. GET (419)                   27      REDHORSE (207)
3. BLOOD BROTHERS (418)        17      Unchartered Team
4. BAD APPLES (187)             5
5. RESCUE RANGERS (338)         5      RESCUE RANGERS (338)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      24  10  2 70.6   1/ 1 BAD APPLES (187)          8  7 0
 2- 3 YIELD (405)               21  21  4 50.0   2/ 2 REDHORSE (207)            6  8 1
 3/ 0*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)       2   2  0 50.0   3/ 3*RESCUE RANGERS (338)      5  4 0
 4/ 5 REDHORSE (207)           444 497 16 47.2   4- 4 YIELD (405)               2  0 1
 5/ 6 BAD APPLES (187)         379 518 14 42.3   5/ 0*BLOOD BROTHERS (418)      2  2 0
 6/ 4*GET (419)                  2   3  0 40.0   6/ 6*GET (419)                 2  3 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 528): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): DING HAO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): 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 510): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BITTER VETCH of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): WEST COAST WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): DARKENED PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (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 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, 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 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN 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.

     Never trust an insurance agent, Pony.

                                    Bitter Vetch

P.S.  And tell Shank you need new shoes.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ROCANIS will ever be the same.  ROCANIS welcomes a new team to our ranks, 
unofficially of course, for now.  But welcome nonetheless to BLOOD BROTHERS.  Let's 
see what you can do.  And let's see, IT fought MAGE'S APPRENTICE and gained 21 points 
and contributed to GET's 1-2-0.  LARGE DOG has lost to YUL, falling 10 points, while 
helping make BAD APPLES a 3-2-0 turn.  We should ask SHANKS PONY about the thrill of 
victory, and what being the new Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to 
ask.  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?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the BAD APPLES stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on ROCANIS, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding BAD APPLES 
more than any other team we find RESCUE RANGERS.  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.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  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                  
 SHANKS PONY 3854             12  15  0    98       REDHORSE (207)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WISHLIST 3816                 8   6  1   122       YIELD (405)
 BITTER VETCH 3762            21  32  0    95       BAD APPLES (187)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CONTRABAND 3827               8   1  3    76       YIELD (405)
 ZIPPER 3111                   8   0  1    76       RESCUE RANGERS (338)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVET 3867                  15   8  0    60       BAD APPLES (187)
 PIEFACE 3875                 10  10  0    60       BAD APPLES (187)
 EATS GRASS 3853              15  12  0    58       REDHORSE (207)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 YUL 3868                     10  12  0    51       REDHORSE (207)
-CHIP 3114                     4   2  1    43       RESCUE RANGERS (338)
 LARGE DOG 3848                5  25  0    40       BAD APPLES (187)
-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)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JONNA THANE 3903              5   1  0    27       BAD APPLES (187)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIM ODDS 3904                2   2  1    23       REDHORSE (207)
 IT 3900                       1   0  0    21       GET (419)
 TOE 3896                      1   1  0    12       GET (419)
-DIRTY FRANK 3780              1   3  0    10       YIELD (405)
 OCELOT 3894                   1   0  0     9       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
 LYNX 3893                     1   0  0     6       BLOOD BROTHERS (418)
 BENT 3908                     0   1  0     1       GET (419)
 3 WIT 3906                    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?
SERVIL 3892            0  1 0 BLOOD BROTHERS 418    JO-KOBA HARRO 26      390 NONE    
LION 3891              0  1 0 BLOOD BROTHERS 418    SLIM ODDS 3904        390         
PRONGHRON 3852        15 10 1 REDHORSE 207          WISHLIST 3816         388         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bitter Vetch -- You fight dirty but at least you're a good teacher. -- Shanks Pony

Jonna Thane -- I hope you really don't think you made a career error.  Four wins, and
then one loss to a warrior with more than six times your fights, is far from failure.
-- Eats Grass

Pieface -- I wasn't hurt that badly and didn't mean to surrender.  When you bashed my
arm, you created a short circuit that made it start to flap involuntarily.  The
Arenamaster interpreted that as a signal to bail me out of the fight.  In the
infirmary, I knocked out one of the medics before they got a repairmage in there to
fix me. -- Yul
P.S.  And I think I was last turn's most popular warrior because everyone in the
stands thought I was waving at them.

Well...I understand the Mage's Apprentice doesn't read the personal ads, but if he
did, I'd thank him for showing me five skills.  All right, maybe he didn't show them
to me; he showed me one and a half and I inferred the rest from what I didn't see.
Anyway.  Mila said I had to write an ad like everybody else. -- Slim Odds

Zipper -- The way you shot up and down and up and down was unnerving. -- Privet
P.S.  Plus all those shiny metal teeth.

Eats Grass -- Well, I suppose it saves hiring a yardman. -- Jonna Thane

Yul -- Coconut shaving cream pie. -- Pieface

Dale -- I wish the arenamaster hadn't stopped me.  You'd make such a nice, crunchy
mouthful. -- Large Dog

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SERVIL was butchered by JO-KOBA HARRO in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BITTER VETCH was devastated by SHANKS PONY in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
ZIPPER overcame EATS GRASS in a 2 minute gory match.
YUL viciously subdued LARGE DOG in a popular 1 minute gory master's brawl.
PIEFACE demolished RIRORNI THUG in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
PRIVET vanquished RIRORNI THUG in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
JONNA THANE bested TOE in a 2 minute competition.
SLIM ODDS slew LION in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
OCELOT won victory over BENT in a action packed 1 minute novice's duel.
IT vanquished MAGE'S APPRENTICE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
LYNX beat 3 WIT in a popular 1 minute novice's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  15 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  11 -  0      15  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 390 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ZIPPER 3111                 8   0  1   76 RESCUE RANGERS (338)
PARRY-STRIKE     PRIVET 3867                15   8  0   60 BAD APPLES (187)
TOTAL PARRY      EATS GRASS 3853            15  12  0   58 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 ZIPPER 3111.  The ten other most popular fighters were YUL 3868, PRIVET 
3867, SHANKS PONY 3854, PIEFACE 3875, JONNA THANE 3903, OCELOT 3894, LYNX 3893, SLIM 
ODDS 3904, IT 3900, and TOE 3896.

The least popular fighter this week was LARGE DOG 3848.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were EATS GRASS 3853, BITTER VETCH 3762, SERVIL 3892, 3 WIT 3906, BENT 3908, 
LION 3891, TOE 3896, IT 3900, SLIM ODDS 3904, and LYNX 3893.