DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/28/2005    Duedate: 02/10/2005

JURINE ARENA

DM-61    TURN-348

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

COOL CAT
ARENA FELINES (341)
(61-3147) [12-2-1,138]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAIL IN THE AIR                CHICKEN POODLE SOUP
ARENA FELINES (341)            CANINE CUISINE (358)
(61-3148) [13-3-2,139]         (61-3194) [1-0-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SABA EL KEER                   KETA
BLADE AND BLOOD (314)          FAVORITE GUYS (186)
(61-2719) [16-14-2,90]         (61-3328) [9-3-0,67]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (341)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CANINE CUISINE (358)        25
2. ARENA FELINES (341)         19      ARENA FELINES (341)
3. FAVORITE GUYS (186)          5      Unchartered Team
4. BLADE AND BLOOD (314)       -2
                                       CANINE CUISINE (358)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CANINE CUISINE (358)      15   7  2 68.2   1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (341)       7  2 1
 2/ 1 ARENA FELINES (341)      139  89 15 61.0   2/ 1 FAVORITE GUYS (186)       7  8 0
 3/ 2 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     77  57 11 57.5   3/ 3 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)     5  4 1
 4/ 3 FAVORITE GUYS (186)      418 477  9 46.7   4/ 0*CANINE CUISINE (358)      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 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
JURINE brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, FAVORITE GUYS, since 
ARENA FELINES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, 
we're all terribly impressed to see CHICKEN POODLE SOUP win a fight and gain 22 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, CHILLILI CHES beat FRAY AL ZANRA and FRAY AL ZANRA lost 
11 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Looks like JURINE has some guts at least, COOL 
CAT the Duelmaster was this turn's most-challenged warrior.  And if variety is the 
spice of life, JURINE may be getting bland, as COOL CAT stays top dog in the city.  
I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, JURINE?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  I could say I saw this coming, but so 
could anyone else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  PUTTY TAT's 7-5-3 has earned him the 
Dark Arena.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up 
with you sooner that later?   
     What does the JURINE arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Phlllt!  Just had to do that 
before I leave the fine city of JURINE.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the 
back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COOL CAT 3147                12   2  1   138       ARENA FELINES (341)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAIL IN THE AIR 3148         13   3  2   139       ARENA FELINES (341)
 DRACO EL TANIN 2723          14  10  4   104       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABA EL KEER 2719            16  14  2    90       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
-KIT-KAT 3128                  9   9  2    89       ARENA FELINES (341)
 MS S.B. ANTHONY 3323         11   6  0    76       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 DELORES 3311                 13  11  0    73       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 KETA 3328                     9   3  0    67       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
-RACK OF LAB 3185              5   0  1    67       CANINE CUISINE (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M.C. CAT 3124                 5  11  0    45       ARENA FELINES (341)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN POODLE SOUP 3194      1   0  0    22       CANINE CUISINE (358)
 CHILLILI CHES 3343            1   0  0    19       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 XANDER HAXAN 3270             2   2  0    18       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 MATTEO 3334                   3   2  0    11       FAVORITE GUYS (186)
 FRAY AL ZANRA 3327            1   1  1     5       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
 PUPSICLE 3221                 1   0  0     3       CANINE CUISINE (358)
 ZENRY CASSAUDO 3342           0   1  0     1       BLADE AND BLOOD (314)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PUTTY TAT 3129         7  6 3 ARENA FELINES 341     HIGH ELF 19           348 NONE    
A BELL AZIZIZI 3272   14 15 1 FAVORITE GUYS 186     COOL CAT 3147         344 NOT REVE
BENIRI B'RAN 3336      2  1 0 FAVORITE GUYS 186     PUTTY TAT 3129        347         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Delores -- You have good defenses.  It's a good thing too.  Some of those shots you
took were killers. -- Saba El Keer

Cool Cat -- Why haven't you graduated!?  Get it over with already!  I want to fight
Tail In The Air!  We still need to avenge the death of Yura Sissy! -- Draco El Tannin

Embezzling Scribe is useless.  Didn't teach me anything. -- Xander Haxan

Well, there is one less beggar on the streets and I got my first kill.  Three more
and I'll catch up to Draco. -- Fray Al Zanra

Jurine -- We're back!  We'll stick around awhile this time.  Where did everybody go?!
Oh well, I like small arenas.  Arena Felines, Favorite Guys, I guess it's just the
three of us for awhile. -- Noachian, mgr. Blade and Blood

Kit-Kat -- I can always be distracted with chocolate. -- Keta

Saba El Keer -- This is not the "welcome back" I had in mind for you.  I was thinking
more along the lines of, "you lose and you learn."  Oh, well. -- Delores

Veteran of what, I wonder? -- Ms S.B. Anthony

Putty Tat -- Dammit, that was NOT what I needed today. -- Ghost of Beniri B'Ran

M.C. Cat -- (sigh)  But at least we're always there for each other. -- Matteo

Ed. -- Nah, he wasn't tough enough for that.  But all bag-boys need to learn
toughness.  And when to put the loaf of bread under the gallon of milk, with a dozen
eggs to cushion things. -- Ghost of Freddie

     Obviously people are buying wimpy bread, if that's a problem! -- Ed.

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PUTTY TAT was dealt death by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
COOL CAT devastated SABA EL KEER in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
TAIL IN THE AIR handily defeated DELORES in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided match.
DRACO EL TANIN devastated MS S.B. ANTHONY in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
KETA savagely defeated M.C. CAT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gruesome competition.
MATTEO was overpowered by CHICKEN POODLE SOUP in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
XANDER HAXAN bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute novice's competition.
FRAY AL ZANRA was handily defeated by CHILLILI CHES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
PUPSICLE outwaited ZENRY CASSAUDO in a crowd boring 8 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  1      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   6 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 348 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     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  COOL CAT 3147              12   2  1  138 ARENA FELINES (341)
BASHING ATTACK   TAIL IN THE AIR 3148       13   3  2  139 ARENA FELINES (341)
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO EL TANIN 2723        14  10  4  104 BLADE AND BLOOD (314)
WALL OF STEEL    MS S.B. ANTHONY 3323       11   6  0   76 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
SLASHING ATTACK  KETA 3328                   9   3  0   67 FAVORITE GUYS (186)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SABA EL KEER 2719.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KETA 3328.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRACO EL TANIN 2723, 
TAIL IN THE AIR 3148, CHICKEN POODLE SOUP 3194, PUTTY TAT 3129, COOL CAT 3147, 
DELORES 3311, MS S.B. ANTHONY 3323, M.C. CAT 3124, MATTEO 3334, and XANDER HAXAN 
3270.

The least popular fighter this week was PUPSICLE 3221.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZENRY CASSAUDO 3342, FRAY AL ZANRA 3327, SABA EL KEER 2719, CHILLILI 
CHES 3343, XANDER HAXAN 3270, MATTEO 3334, M.C. CAT 3124, MS S.B. ANTHONY 3323, 
DELORES 3311, and COOL CAT 3147.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETCHED IN STONE 3112 (54-24-1)        14  3  0         CEMENTIA             

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FURBALL 3002 (20-13-3)                 9  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TAIL IN THE AIR 3148 (12-3-2)          4  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
COOL CAT 3147 (11-2-1)                 1  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RACK OF LAB 3185 (5-0-1)               0  3  0         CANINE CUISINE       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CHICKEN POODLE SOUP 3194 (0-0-0)       4  3  1         CANINE CUISINE       
LARGE MARGE 3293 (1-0-0)               4  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
CRAZY LARRY 3292 (1-0-0)               2  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        
STAN THE MAN 3295 (1-1-0)              0  3  0         FORCE OF FIVE        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCYTHE 3284 (0-0-0)                   17  1  2         BLADES OF TERROR     
SICKLE 3285 (0-0-0)                    5  3  0         BLADES OF TERROR     
ROVERWURST 3223 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         CANINE CUISINE