DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/27/2004    Duedate: 08/23/2004

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-149

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MIGHTY CUT-UP
PERFECTION QUEST (34)
(73-317) [11-6-0,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MIGHTY CUT-UP                  POSITION IS EMPTY
PERFECTION QUEST (34)          
(73-317) [11-6-0,129]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MIGHTY CUT-UP                  VANISH
PERFECTION QUEST (34)          THE INANIMATES (514)
(73-317) [11-6-0,129]          (73-4633) [12-5-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEMONIC (520)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEMONIC (520)               41
2. PERFECTION QUEST (34)       15      THE BULLS (43)
3. ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)         11      Unchartered Team
4. THE BULLS (43)               8
5. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)          6      DUDS (602)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)      23  11  3 67.6   1/ 1 DEMONIC (520)            10  5 2
 2/ 2 THE BULLS (43)           144  72  8 66.7   2/ 3 THE BULLS (43)            4  2 0
 3/ 3 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     11   6  0 64.7   3/ 7 PERFECTION QUEST (34)     3  0 0
 4- 4 WAY TO GO! II (346)      112  75  6 59.9   4- 6 WAY TO GO! II (346)       3  2 0
 5- 7 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        63  46  3 57.8   5/ 2 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  3  4 1
 6- 9 RISING SUN (515)         119  94  5 55.9   6/ 8 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       3  6 0
 7/ 8 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  59  47  4 55.7   7- 9 CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)      2  0 0
 8/10 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      381 322 31 54.2   8/ 0 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       2  0 0
 9/11 DEMONIC (520)             30  27  4 52.6   9- 4 MAGIC MAYHEM (485)        2  2 0
10/ 0 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)       52  48  3 52.0  10-11 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       2  3 0
11-12 DRAKE'S LODGE (126)       66  63  3 51.2  11- 5 RISING SUN (515)          2  3 0
12-13 K.B.W.F II (435)          10  11  2 47.6  12-13 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       1  0 0
13/14 THE INANIMATES (514)     146 167 10 46.6  13-16 K.B.W.F II (435)          1  2 0
14-15 CAJUN RAGE :) (518)       10  12  1 45.5  14/10 THE INANIMATES (514)      1  2 0
15-18*ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)     0   1  0  0.0  15-17*ARMY OF DARKNESS (384)    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 496): TOXIK of KILLING FLOOR (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): RUTHLESS of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): SLOTHIS of MINOTAURS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): SIGIL CAMISADO of BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): 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 479): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): LUCKY 7 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SOLAR MAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): STRAY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): GWALCHMAI of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): MARILYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): TOM SMITH DISEASE of STRANGE TUNES (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): JONATHANNIE of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): 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 380): WOUNDWORT of DARKMOON from RIZTAB (Bobby Bigfoot)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 496): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 494): none
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 490): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 490): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 487): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 243): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 479): SHREW CAN IT BE NOW (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 241): OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 476): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 467): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 430): none
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 218): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 213): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 200): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 355): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 335): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 148): DEMONIC (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 380): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Sylvester Frothingslosh, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 493): RIFT of SPIRITUAL GIFT (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 489): KARO LEE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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  29 LAPUR (turn 479): COOKIE of CROC FILES (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  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 474): LUCKY LADY HAMMER of CASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 429): MISERY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
                             PREDNIZONE 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 213): CUP OF CAT of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 212): HONEY BEAR of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 199): MAEGOLOS of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ERINIKA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking 
and too little dodging gave RISING SUN a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Up 'n 
down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  
Well, PERFECTION QUEST's 3rd moved them up to 1-0-0 place.  What's with BAEL?  He 
actually beat ERINIKA's AMBITIOUS GUARD, and walked away with 17 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at PERFECTION QUEST II.  FRISIAN lost 12 points to BULL FROG.  
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe FRISIAN will provide more easy wins...  Har har 
har!  Did RED HOT CHILE PAPA wimp out, or just get lazy?  Anyway, he's not Duelmaster 
anymore.  I'm sure ERINIKA is excited about MIGHTY CUT-UP, the new Duelmaster from 
PERFECTION QUEST.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  I suppose 
you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was CLAN BATTLEAXE.  The bums at DEMONIC couldn't face the 
challenges from CLAN BATTLEAXE!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of 
being the most challenged warrior, FRISIAN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come 
back to haunt you.  Taunt your opponent BULL MARKET!  That was my lucky charm when I 
was unfairly challenged.  (and by 19 points!)  MIGHTY CUT-UP should have an easy win. 
I have to get this off my chest.  What a low dog, MIGHTY CUT-UP!  He can't set 
himself up in a real match.  I was sorry to see BULL MARKET lose.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MIGHTY CUT-UP 317            11   6  0   129       PERFECTION QUEST (34)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAIONJI 4447                 16   6  0   126       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      21  13  1   108       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
 MANNAZ THORSSON 4269         13   9  1   101       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 YANKEE DOODLE 3605           18  17  0   100       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BASE ON BULLS 3101           16   6  2    97       THE BULLS (43)
-PHETHER PHAHL 4251           14   8  1    97       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
 BULL FROG 4547               12   7  0    95       THE BULLS (43)
-CHINESE SIMIAN 3859          10   7  2    93       K.B.W.F II (435)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHAHL OF PHORSE 4248         12  10  1    90       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-ASPHYXIATE 3830              21   8  0    89       WAY TO GO! II (346)
 VANISH 4633                  12   5  0    88       THE INANIMATES (514)
 BULL MARKET 4124             16   7  1    87       THE BULLS (43)
-RED RUEPHIN 4443             12   6  0    87       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-DIXIE 2414                    6   2  0    82       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CROSS CZECH 4008             13  14  1    81       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-HANNIBAL 3498                17  18  1    80       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-GUNGNIR 4267                  9  11  0    76       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 FRISIAN 4635                 11   8  0    72       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-KING RAT 4508                14  18  0    69       RISING SUN (515)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KANTRYP 4403                 11  10  0    58       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BRUNHILDA 4268               11   6  2    47       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 NANA KOOT 4713                7   2  0    47       DEMONIC (520)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
 GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352          8   4  0    44       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
 BAEL 4567                     7   5  0    44       DEMONIC (520)
-FORSETI ODINSON 4265         10  11  0    41       ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
-CARPETMUNCHER 4558            8   4  1    41       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAIN MISTRESS 4582            4   3  0    25       DEMONIC (520)
-GABRIEL 2408                  3   0  1    25       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
 HELL WARDEN 4715              3   4  0    25       DEMONIC (520)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ROKTU MUDD 5023               3   3  0    23       MAGIC MAYHEM (485)
-KAMA 5153                     1   0  0    20       RISING SUN (515)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-HYL TON 5118                  1   1  0    18       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 DRENDARF 5249                 1   0  1    14       DEMONIC (520)
-JAZMYNE 2409                  1   2  0    14       CLAN BATTLEAXE (261)
-EMBAS ESWITES 5045            0   1  0    11       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-JUSTIN TIME 4552              1   0  0    10       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)
-DARWIN 5054                   2   0  0     9       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-D CAPITATE 5152               1   0  0     9       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-WAKI-ZASHI 5052               1   0  0     6       RISING SUN (515)
-SHURI KEN 5056                1   1  0     5       RISING SUN (515)
-B 3856                        0   1  0     5       K.B.W.F II (435)
-SUE PERATE 5044               0   2  0     2       DRAKE'S LODGE (126)
-REVOLTING BLOB 3855           0   1  0     1       K.B.W.F II (435)
-JUMBO 4551                    0   1  0     1       CAJUN RAGE :) (518)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MORDANT DESERTER 2     0  1 0   1                   DRENDARF 5249         149 NONE    
139111591611 5246      0  1 0 PERFECTION QUEST  513 ELAYA 24              149 NONE    
B HEAD 5151            0  1 0 WAY TO GO! II 346     ANTAIA 4714           147 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

139111591611 was dealt death by ELAYA in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
MIGHTY CUT-UP devastated BULL MARKET in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge Title duel.
BULL FROG demolished FRISIAN in a 2 minute uneven Challenge fight.
VANISH was bested by YANKEE DOODLE in a popular 3 minute veteran's contest.
MANNAZ THORSSON demolished CROSS CZECH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GEBO GUNGNIRSON won victory over HELL WARDEN in a 2 minute fight.
NANA KOOT viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 4 minute bloody match.
PAIN MISTRESS was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BAEL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
DRENDARF slaughtered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    40 -  27 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  18 -  2      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   8 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  28 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  17 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  11 -  0      27  |

Turn 149 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  MIGHTY CUT-UP 317          11   6  0  129 PERFECTION QUEST (34)
WALL OF STEEL    MANNAZ THORSSON 4269       13   9  1  101 ODIN'S CHOSEN (488)
TOTAL PARRY      YANKEE DOODLE 3605         18  17  0  100 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
LUNGING ATTACK   BULL FROG 4547             12   7  0   95 THE BULLS (43)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MIGHTY CUT-UP 317.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VANISH 4633.  The ten other most popular fighters were BULL FROG 4547, 
MIGHTY CUT-UP 317, NANA KOOT 4713, GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352, 139111591611 5246, FRISIAN 
4635, YANKEE DOODLE 3605, MANNAZ THORSSON 4269, BAEL 4567, and BULL MARKET 4124.

The least popular fighter this week was DRENDARF 5249.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PAIN MISTRESS 4582, HELL WARDEN 4715, CROSS CZECH 4008, BULL MARKET 
4124, BAEL 4567, MANNAZ THORSSON 4269, YANKEE DOODLE 3605, FRISIAN 4635, 139111591611 
5246, and GEBO GUNGNIRSON 4352.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MIGHTY CUT-UP (73-317) PERFECTION QUEST (34)