DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2004    Duedate: 07/29/2004

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-335

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAIL IN THE AIR
ARENA FELINES (341)
(61-3148) [8-1-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAIL IN THE AIR                SPATEN
ARENA FELINES (341)            BEERBARIANS (377)
(61-3148) [8-1-0,120]          (61-3322) [3-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDDIE                        KIT-KAT
FAVORITE GUYS (186)            ARENA FELINES (341)
(61-3096) [18-20-0,74]         (61-3128) [7-5-1,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAVORITE GUYS (186)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)    36
2. ARENA FELINES (341)         29      DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)
3. BEERBARIANS (377)            5      Unchartered Team
4. FAVORITE GUYS (186)          3
5. ROYAL SCEPTRE (331)          3      BEERBARIANS (377)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 3*BEERBARIANS (377)          3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)  21   9  0 70.0   2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (341)       6  4 1
 3/ 0 ROYAL SCEPTRE (331)        9   5  0 64.3   3/ 2 DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)  5  4 0
 4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (341)      120  76 10 61.2   4/ 4*BEERBARIANS (377)         2  1 0
 5/ 5 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      385 445  9 46.4   5/ 0 ROYAL SCEPTRE (331)       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 495): INSOMNIAC of DSM4 (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): ADARA AL ZAHRA of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): COOKIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): TOM THUMB of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BROKEN TOE of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 495): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 489): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 489): LUST MUPPETS (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 487): THE HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 486): CURTAIN CALL (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 478): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 475): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 473): FOOD FIGHT (Ebenezer Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 466): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 354): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 334): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 379): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): CIARAN POWER of 50TH MILK RAS (Dr. Mabuse, mgr.)
                          STUPID SMILEY of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 242): TERRIBLE TOTOMAC of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): DIXIE SCUM of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
                   (turn 240): LAPHROAIG of SINGLE MALTS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                               TIGBASA of STORMWATCH (Polar Bear, mgr.)
                               SIR PELLEAS of WILLBENDERS (Abraxis, mgr.)
                               STIGMA OF STUPID of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
                 (turn 428): PENICILLEN of MEDS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): SUNFLASH of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 217): SCORPIUS of KNIGHT BREED (The Omnimancer, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly JURINE games.  AUTHUR ANDERSON caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was 
awarded 18 points in recognition.  Not for nothing has TAIL IN THE AIR in the past 
laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet 
again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in JURINE seem to feel that 
they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city JURINE.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in JURINE these 
days is ARENA FELINES.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  
Apparently the stalwarts of DEATH BY STUPIDITY are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the arena 
has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after 
SPATEN.  Watch your back!  As a gladiator gets older, the icy grip of fear lays hold 
of his heart.  True, GEORGE DUBYA?  Who could miss your "brave" challenge of DELORES? 
All the city knows the duel went in favor of GEORGE DUBYA.  I shall not fail to 
spread the word in other cities of this "mighty" victory.   
     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 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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, 
and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAIL IN THE AIR 3148          8   1  0   120       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HENRY DEARE 3271             15   6  1    89       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 TRENT LOTT 3188               8   2  0    87       DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)
 KIT-KAT 3128                  7   5  1    86       ARENA FELINES (341)
 FREDDIE 3096                 18  20  0    74       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 A BELL AZIZIZI 3272          13   7  1    72       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 GEORGE DUBYA 3224             5   0  0    67       DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUKE VATO 2924                6   4  0    66       ROYAL SCEPTRE (331)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENRON 3190                    6   1  0    50       DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)
 DELORES 3311                  6   5  0    35       FAVORITE GUYS (186)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAGISTRATE 2923               3   1  0    33       ROYAL SCEPTRE (331)
 PUTTY TAT 3129                6   3  2    31       ARENA FELINES (341)
 M.C. CAT 3124                 4   7  0    29       ARENA FELINES (341)
 SPATEN 3322                   3   1  0    26       BEERBARIANS (377)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUTHUR ANDERSON 3191          2   1  0    23       DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)
 COOL CAT 3147                 2   2  0    16       ARENA FELINES (341)
 MS S.B. ANTHONY 3323          3   1  0    15       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 THE GOVUHNATOR 3325           0   1  0     1       DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGAR 4    0  1 0   1                   PUTTY TAT 3129        335 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spaten -- So, what brand of beer is that you're drinking?  Maybe I should try it,
too. -- Ms S.B. Anthony

Tail in the Air -- I don't mind yielding to another cat.  This time. -- Henry Deare

Kit-Kat -- The chocolate all melted!  I hate it when that happens. -- Freddie

M. Chardinee?  Pshaw. -- A Bell Azizizi

M.C. Cat -- Behave yourself! -- Delores

Ed. -- Those are old, jaded cats.  They've gotten bored with the taste of blood, if
you can believe that. -- Henry Deare, who can't believe it

     And here I thought it was generosity! -- Ed.

16 June 2004
                             Death Fest Begins July 29/DM 59 T-172

     "You drive a hard bargain Hammer," responded Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul, "but the
Gladiatorial Commission has agreed to re-open DM 58 Delarq Tor as a Slow Arena
exclusively for a period of six months to those Death Fest contestants who fight
their stables at least 67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death
Fest; on the condition that at least 20 stables qualify for the Illis Iron Stable
Award at the conclusion of the Death Fest and those qualifying managers send a New
Stable to DM 58 Delarq Tor without Cannibalizing their participation in the other
arenas where they have active stables!"
     Hammer felt a certain sense of satisfaction as he studied the ghoulish grin
spreading across the face of Lord Lian Ki Na-Sul; proud Arena Master of the once
dying Illis Arena, as the DM 59 Arena Authority signed the Gladiatorial Commission
papers authenticating the arrangement agreed upon by the two parties presiding.
     "You and the Gladiatorial Commission also drive a hard bargain," Hammer replied
as he reflected upon the prospects of Delarq Tor DM 58 being re-opened as a Slow
Arena with at least 20 New Stables by the Managers who fight their stables at least
67 times out of a possible 75 during the 15 rounds of Death Fest. "I also notice the
clause that for Delarq Tor to be open Exclusively for 6 months to the New Stables
managed by the Illis Iron Stable Award Winners that there must be at least 15 stables
Active each cycle. That is a fair bargain for the opportunity to battle for the
Duelmaster Throne each of those six months before Other New Stables are allowed to
enter Delarq Tor."
     This was a Golden Opportunity for both Veteran and Newbie Managers to pave a new
frontier of Delarq history by qualifying their Death Fest stables in DM 59 with 67
fights out of a possible 75; then for the price of running a stable in a Regular
Arena, continuing to be Active in DM 59 and sending a New Team Roll Up to be a part
of "History in the Making" when Delarq Tor would re-open for its First Turn as a Slow
Arena on November 3rd, 2005.
     Death Fest would conclude on T-186 August 25th, 2005 allowing the Illis Iron
Stable Award Winners enough time to be registered with the Gladiatorial Commission;
whereupon they would be able to submit a New Team Roll Up to the GC to start a New
Stable in Delarq Tor; be able to fight those New Gladiators in the Rookies 2005 Fall
Mailer Tourney; then begin competing for the DM 58 Duelmasters Throne in Delarq Tor
right out of the gate with the November 3rd 2005 T-1 Debut Opening Round.
     Hammer of the First Part had also negotiated with Lord Na-Zul of the Second Part
an agreement that All 10 Dark Arena Monsters and 17 NPCs Characters be re-named by
the Top Ten Death Fest Finishers. [See DM 59 T-171 Newsletter Team Spotlight by
Hammer for the complete listing of Dark Arena Monsters/NPCs and the Official Death
Fest Designation for which Top Ten Finishers re-name which characters!]
     Lord Na-Sul could not hide his delight at the prospects of Death being re-
delivered to his once dying arena during the Delarq Death Fest; the DM 59 Arena
Master agreed that these Death Fest Prizes were but a Small Exchange in Comparison to
the Profits to be made by the local Illis business merchants and surrounding
community from the Anticipated Influx into Illis by the Veteran and Newbie
Managers/Gladiators/Stables seeking to make History in the Delarq Death Fest.
     Nor could Hammer conceal his jubilation regarding the Call Across Alistari being
Answered to Cross Blades and Match Wits with the Devious, the Diabolical, the
Dangerous and the Down Challenging who were being drawn to the Delarq Death Fest to
Fulfill their Delarq Dueling Destiny!
     REMEMBER: Death Fest begins July 29th T-172 with 25 points being awarded to
those who write a minimum 15 paragraph Team Spotlight [including Stable Name &
Managerial Alias in the Storyline!] for the DM 59 T-172 Newsletter [So Make Sure HAL
Does Not Eat any Lengthy Sentences that are Emailed without Proper Formatting; and
the RSI Typist has Plenty of Time to Type Any Hand Written Spotlights; Lest Ye
Discover 0 Points Awarded for a Missing or Incomplete T-172 Team Spotlight!]
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"  -- Hammer/Death Fest
Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and High Priest of the Crimson Ascension
Family in DM 28

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GEORGE DUBYA devastated DELORES in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TRENT LOTT vanquished FREDDIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
SPATEN subdued COOL CAT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
TAIL IN THE AIR devastated A BELL AZIZIZI in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
KIT-KAT savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute competition.
HENRY DEARE defeated DUKE VATO in a 1 minute struggle.
ENRON savagely defeated M.C. CAT in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
PUTTY TAT assassinated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
AUTHUR ANDERSON vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MS S.B. ANTHONY savagely defeated THE GOVUHNATOR in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  1      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 335 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         5  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   TAIL IN THE AIR 3148        8   1  0  120 ARENA FELINES (341)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    HENRY DEARE 3271           15   6  1   89 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
STRIKING ATTACK  TRENT LOTT 3188             8   2  0   87 DEATH BY STUPIDITY (359)
AIMED BLOW       A BELL AZIZIZI 3272        13   7  1   72 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
WALL OF STEEL    DELORES 3311                6   5  0   35 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 KIT-KAT 3128.  The ten other most popular fighters were COOL CAT 3147, MS S.B. 
ANTHONY 3323, ENRON 3190, SPATEN 3322, GEORGE DUBYA 3224, TAIL IN THE AIR 3148, TRENT 
LOTT 3188, HENRY DEARE 3271, AUTHUR ANDERSON 3191, and DUKE VATO 2924.

The least popular fighter this week was THE GOVUHNATOR 3325.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were A BELL AZIZIZI 3272, FREDDIE 3096, DELORES 3311, PUTTY TAT 
3129, M.C. CAT 3124, DUKE VATO 2924, AUTHUR ANDERSON 3191, HENRY DEARE 3271, TRENT 
LOTT 3188, and TAIL IN THE AIR 3148.