DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/18/2005    Duedate: 11/14/2005

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-165

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SAIONJI
PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
(73-4447) [17-6-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SAIONJI                        DARK RHINO
PERFECTION QUEST II (513)      DARK RUNES (615)
(73-4447) [17-6-0,128]         (73-5318) [2-1-1,23]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAIONJI                        AERILAYA VHOK
PERFECTION QUEST II (513)      REIGN OF TERROR (450)
(73-4447) [17-6-0,128]         (73-4016) [3-4-1,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK RUNES (615)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK RUNES (615)            22
2. REIGN OF TERROR (450)       16PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
3. PERFECTION QUEST II (513)    2      Unchartered Team
4. THE INANIMATES (514)         2
5. THE BULLS (43)               0      DARK RUNES (615)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 THE BULLS (43)           164  78 10 67.8   1- 1 THE BULLS (43)            4  1 1
 2/ 0 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  60  48  4 55.6   2- 2 DUDS (602)                4  3 0
 3- 2 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      394 326 32 54.7   3/ 5*DARK RUNES (615)          3  2 1
 4- 3 DUDS (602)                25  22  2 53.2   4/ 4 THE INANIMATES (514)      2  0 1
 5/ 4 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     41  39  4 51.3   5- 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       2  0 0
 6/ 5 THE INANIMATES (514)     148 167 11 47.0   6/ 7 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     2  3 0
 7/ 6*DARK RUNES (615)           5   6  1 45.5   7/ 0 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  1  0 0
 8- 7*BIG COFFIN HUNTERS (384)   1   2  0 33.3   8- 6*BIG COFFIN HUNTERS (384)  1  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 526): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): ALEXANDER THE GREAT of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): GRIM BLACKSMITH of NORTHERN BADLANDS
                                         (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): TIRANIAN of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): PRONGHRON of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 526): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 526): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 520): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 522): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 520): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 517): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 259): NORTHERN BADLANDS (Maximillian, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 511): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 508): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 506): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 499): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 461): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 233): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 229): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 216): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 387): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 366): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 412): DARKENED PRIDE, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 525): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 256): DOOM HAMMER of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                               GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                               SPATHA of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 507): TASSALTER of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 505): WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 228): KALYPSO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 214): ELLITA FESS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 386): GLASS JOE of PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 365): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 163): BASE ON BULLS of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome ERINIKA.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Biff!  Pow!  ERINIKA 
watched with glee as THE BULLS got knocked off top spot by DARK RUNES!  What's with 
AERILAYA VHOK?  She actually beat ERINIKA's FRATSFA SLAVE, and walked away with 16 
more points from the fight.  See how the Duelmaster Dark Arena Challenged DARK 
ARENA's ANODINE?  That sort of initiative is how he got where he is now.  ANODINE was 
reminded on the sands why VANISH is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was REIGN OF TERROR.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at DARK RUNES ain't 
reelin'!  REIGN OF TERROR's mad!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Who will dare fight VANISH, after he returned from 
the Dark Arena?  (For the record 14-5-1 is 99, and has he points) Here's some advice: 
study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAIONJI 4447                 17   6  0   128       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BULL FROG 4547               16   7  0   129       THE BULLS (43)
-MONGOL HORDE 4001            14   8  3   124       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-RED HOT CHILE PAPA 3358      22  13  1   113       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-YANKEE DOODLE 3605           21  19  0   107       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-BULL MARKET 4124             22  10  1   103       THE BULLS (43)
-CROSS CZECH 4008             14  14  2    98       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)
-EUROPEAN HAND BULL 3099      18  11  0    91       THE BULLS (43)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILVER BULL ION 5149          8   3  1    81       THE BULLS (43)
-HARI-KARI 3049               10   4  0    79       WAY TO GO! II (346)
-APPLE DANISH 5247             8   2  0    72       WORLDWIDE GORE (36)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAVILEMAR 4015               11   7  1    62       REIGN OF TERROR (450)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENDU ENDU 5242               10   3  0    53       DUDS (602)
-BIMBO 5325                    5   4  1    50       DUDS (602)
-MAGGUS 4468                   8   7  0    44       THE INANIMATES (514)
-LUG 5316                      4   3  1    43       DUDS (602)
-DUNCE 5256                    3   5  0    43       DUDS (602)
 AERILAYA VHOK 4016            3   4  1    42       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-SILHOUETTE 4464               4   6  0    37       THE INANIMATES (514)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK RHINO 5318               2   1  1    23       DARK RUNES (615)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
 SHADOW SPAWN 5444             1   0  0    13       DARK RUNES (615)
-GWYON IRONHOOF 4017           2   1  0    10       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
-TWERP 5410                    0   1  0     7       DUDS (602)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DARK DANDELION 5317           1   0  0     5       DARK RUNES (615)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
A 3446                 1  1 0 BIG COFFIN HUNTER 384 DARK RHINO 5318       164         
ANODINE 27             0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          VANISH 4633           165 NONE    
THOR THE DARK ON 5321  0  2 0 DARK RUNES 615        ANODINE 27            165 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, loyal subjects, me and my royal Duds are taking a fancy vacation for a while.
We know you will miss us dearly.  Ta ta. -- Amy A. Airhead, Duds Princess

Vanish -- Congrats on your escape to the Isle, though I wasn't pleased that it came
at my expense -- Silver Bull Ion

Endu Endu -- Such a dud letting me win the rematch -- Apple Danish

Army of Darkness -- Not what I was hopin for on my first back, I wait for your
bloodfeud if you wish it. -- Liam the Goth, mgr., Dark Runes (TCB)

Sir Chester -- Hey Bro!  Didn't think I would run in to any Illuminati outside of the
Swamp or Jhans.  Good to see you!  Kicking up a storm, KLK, KLK, BOOM! -- Liam the
Goth

Amy A. Airhead -- Hello, how you doing? -- Liam

Crip -- Hello, hello good sir. -- Liam

19 September 2005
I'd like to say hello to everyone I know that is still around after my being gone for
five years.  Hope to see you all on the sands, and may your weapons strike true and
your shields protect you (except, of course, against MY warriors *grin*)!! -- Lord
Xiang, D2-101

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VANISH viciously butchered ANODINE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THOR THE DARK ONE was slaughtered by ANODINE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SAIONJI demolished KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
AERILAYA VHOK devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
DARK RHINO defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute amateur's match.
SHADOW SPAWN devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  3      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 165 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SAIONJI 4447               17   6  0  128 PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SAIONJI 4447.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was AERILAYA VHOK 4016.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAIONJI 4447, 
SHADOW SPAWN 5444, THOR THE DARK ONE 5321, DARK RHINO 5318,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  
0.

The least popular fighter this week was DARK RHINO 5318.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were THOR THE DARK ONE 5321, SHADOW SPAWN 5444, SAIONJI 4447, AERILAYA VHOK 
4016,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SAIONJI (73-4447) PERFECTION QUEST II (513)

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

VANISH (73-4633) THE INANIMATES (514)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes