DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/21/2004    Duedate: 06/03/2004

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-331

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FREDDIE
FAVORITE GUYS (186)
(61-3096) [18-16-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FREDDIE                        SNOTMAN
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            I HATE THEM TOO (354)
(61-3096) [18-16-0,97]         (61-3157) [4-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDDIE                        SNOTMAN
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            I HATE THEM TOO (354)
(61-3096) [18-16-0,97]         (61-3157) [4-0-0,64]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAVORITE GUYS (186)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLITZKRIEG (372)            38
2. I HATE THEM TOO (354)       23      FAVORITE GUYS (186)
3. SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)       0      Unchartered Team
4. FORCE OF FIVE (373)          0
5. POISON (376)                 0      I HATE THEM TOO (354)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*I HATE THEM TOO (354)      4   0  0  100   1/ 1 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      12  3 0
 2/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (372)           3   0  1  100   2/ 0*BLITZKRIEG (372)          3  0 1
 3- 2*FORCE OF FIVE (373)        6   2  0 75.0   3/ 3*I HATE THEM TOO (354)     2  0 0
 4- 3*SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)     3   2  0 60.0   4- 2*SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)    1  0 0
 5/ 4 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      375 435  9 46.3   5- 4*FORCE OF FIVE (373)       1  1 0
 6- 5*POISON (376)               0   1  0  0.0   6- 5*POISON (376)              0  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 491): ANXIETY of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 489): THE TICK of THE CITY (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 485): LITTLE CURRENT of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 485): CALIAPHUS of BLACKHEART'S AXE (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 483): CREME A. SHUN of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 482): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 241): PARADOX of SHADOW GATE (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 474): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): SYWINELL of BUSHMASTERS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 471): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 469): ASKELIA of LA JOYEUX COCHON (T'Loi, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 462): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 425): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 216): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 197): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 350): ANDREW of ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 330): FREDDIE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 375): E.A.POLECAT of DRAKE'S BAR-B-Q from MALCORN (Drake)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 491): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 489): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 485): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 485): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 483): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 482): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 241): SHADOW GATE (Shadowgate, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 474): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 471): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 469): WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 462): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 425): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 216): MOJO P@TROL (Master Voodoo, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 197): TEAM VIRTUE (Boy Scout, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 350): ROLE MONSTERS (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 330): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 146): MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 375): BLACKEST PRIDE (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 488): FLADRAKEEN OOSCH of TEAM GNASTY (Big Gnasty, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 484): ANTEZEL of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
                           MANAGER TC'S of IT'S JUST WRONG (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 483): CREME A. SHUN of DELTA DOOM (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 482): BLUE of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 240): LOONY LATEKNIGHT of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
                          IDIOTIC INDIGO of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 474): BINDI of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 473): RAGING FIRE of DEATH THREAT (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 238): UNCAS of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 237): HUNGRY BONES of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 468): LIGHT DA' PYRE of WHEN DOGMA FAILS (Prophet, mgr.)
                                   CATNIP of VOLUNTEER FLOWERS (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 424): FLESHRENDER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 210): 100% COLUMBIAN of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               BLACK JACK SHELACK of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                               TENT IN QUARANTINO of SPOONERTIKS (Spawn, mgr.)
                   (turn 209): SUGAR CUBE of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
                               101 PROOF!! of COFFEE RULES! (Mr. Coffee, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 330): MARTINE of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 329): NINNUAM of CHILDREN OF CTHULHU (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 145): CONUNDRUM of MYSTERIOUS (Mad Max, mgr.)
                            PRIZMATYK WAHL of MAGIC MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Kung-Fu Master?  This is ALL that Jurine can bring to bear on the holder of the 
Title?  This is sad.

                                       Freddie

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of JURINE!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  I could not but notice the fine record for 
BLITZKRIEG (3-0-1) after their first round of combat.  May the gods of war favor you 
in JURINE!  Although VETERAN MERCENARY made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to 
topple the reign of victorious FREDDIE.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if 
exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 
7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In JURINE "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition 
from those below.  A BELL AZIZIZI take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in 
JURINE.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that 
SNOTMAN posted a challenge against the more highly recognized A BELL AZIZIZI.  The 
results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand SNOTMAN subdued A BELL AZIZIZI.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in JURINE.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREDDIE 3096                 18  16  0    97       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENRY DEARE 3271             12   5  1    76       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOTMAN 3157                  4   0  0    64       I HATE THEM TOO (354)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 A BELL AZIZIZI 3272          11   5  1    48       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MANTIS SHRIMP 3305            3   2  0    30       SATAN'S AQUARIUM (375)
 DELORES 3311                  4   3  0    27       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUMMER 3294                   2   1  0    20       FORCE OF FIVE (373)
 SPEED RACER 3287              1   0  1    16       BLITZKRIEG (372)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-STAN THE MAN 3295             1   1  0    15       FORCE OF FIVE (373)
-LARGE MARGE 3293              1   0  0    14       FORCE OF FIVE (373)
-CRAZY LARRY 3292              1   0  0    13       FORCE OF FIVE (373)
 KRUSTY KIM 3289               1   0  0    13       BLITZKRIEG (372)
-FALLEN ANGEL 3316             0   1  0    13       POISON (376)
 LOVELY LUCA 3288              1   0  0     9       BLITZKRIEG (372)
-SLEEPY FRED 3301              1   0  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE (373)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 5    0  1 0   1                   SPEED RACER 3287      331 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

And with a victory over M. Chardinee, which was not hard to get, I graduate.  Oh, 
well.  Maybe I'll actually get to RUN in Free Blades for a bit.  You never know. -- 
Martine

So, basically, we went five-oh against standbys here.  How bor--thrilling. -- Jorja, 
Favorite Guys

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNOTMAN viciously subdued A BELL AZIZIZI in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
FREDDIE demolished VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
MARTINE savagely defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody duel.
HENRY DEARE was bested by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 3 minute fight.
DELORES demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
LOVELY LUCA won victory over PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a tiresome 6 minute amateur's fight.
KRUSTY KIM outwaited CONVICTED THIEF in a slow 7 minute competition.
SPEED RACER put to death EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 331 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         3  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     FREDDIE 3096               18  16  0   97 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HENRY DEARE 3271           12   5  1   76 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
STRIKING ATTACK  SNOTMAN 3157                4   0  0   64 I HATE THEM TOO (354)
AIMED BLOW       A BELL AZIZIZI 3272        11   5  1   48 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FREDDIE 3096.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SNOTMAN 3157.  The ten other most popular fighters were HENRY DEARE 3271, FREDDIE 
3096, A BELL AZIZIZI 3272, DELORES 3311, SPEED RACER 3287, KRUSTY KIM 3289, LOVELY 
LUCA 3288,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was LOVELY LUCA 3288.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KRUSTY KIM 3289, SPEED RACER 3287, DELORES 3311, A BELL AZIZIZI 
3272, FREDDIE 3096, HENRY DEARE 3271, SNOTMAN 3157,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

MARTINE (61-3231) FAVORITE GUYS (186)