DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2005    Duedate: 12/12/2005

ERINIKA ARENA

DM-73    TURN-166

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK RHINO
DARK RUNES (615)
(73-5318) [3-1-1,27]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              DARK RHINO
                               DARK RUNES (615)
                               (73-5318) [3-1-1,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHADOW SPAWN                   VESSEL OF DEATH
DARK RUNES (615)               DARK RUNES (615)
(73-5444) [2-0-0,21]           (73-5446) [1-0-0,9]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARK RUNES (615)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARK RUNES (615)            41
2. PERFECTION QUEST II (513)    2PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
3. THE INANIMATES (514)         0      Unchartered Team
4. REIGN OF TERROR (450)        0
5. WORLDWIDE GORE (36)          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/ 3*DARK RUNES (615)          7  2 1
 2/ 7*DARK RUNES (615)           9   6  1 60.0   2/ 7 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  2  0 1
 3/ 2 PERFECTION QUEST I (513)  61  48  5 56.0   3- 4 THE INANIMATES (514)      2  0 1
 4- 3 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)      394 326 32 54.7   4- 6 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     2  1 0
 5- 4 DUDS (602)                25  22  2 53.2   5- 5 WORLDWIDE GORE (36)       1  0 0
 6- 5 REIGN OF TERROR (450)     41  39  4 51.3   6- 1 THE BULLS (43)            1  1 1
 7- 6 THE INANIMATES (514)     148 167 11 47.0   7- 2 DUDS (602)                1  2 0
 8- 8*BIG COFFIN HUNTERS (384)   1   2  0 33.3   8- 8*BIG COFFIN HUNTERS (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 528): COPY CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): GO AND GO of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): TABETA UNIS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): DING HAO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): BEFORE THE DAWN of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BITTER VETCH of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): SAMOO of DARKENED PRIDE from SIBIKHAS (Ultraist)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 528): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 522): WEST COAST WARRIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 522): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 520): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 260): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 513): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 510): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 463): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 235): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 217): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 389): BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 368): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 414): DARKENED PRIDE (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 528): GROTESQUE ZOMBIE of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 524): FLUFFY of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 523): GOLD FILLING of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           CAT MAN DO of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 512): TETRICUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 258): ZARENDARGAR of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                   (turn 257): HELM HAMMERHAND of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 508): TATHARLI of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
                       (turn 507): NIMBLE NEUTER of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 501): LOCO of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 234): MOTHER of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               ALICE OSBORNE of MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 230): KRAMER of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 215): GILIA HARN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 367): KIT-KAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 165): SAIONJI of PERFECTION QUEST II (Mannequin, mgr.)
                (turn 164): VANISH of THE INANIMATES (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ERINIKA games.  Former top team THE BULLS was unseated 
this week as DARK RUNES moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 4-0-0 
record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon THE BULLS this time out who this 
turn suffered a fall into 6th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 round.  
Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how this week 
PERFECTION QUEST II went 1-0-1 to move up 5 in the rankings.  My praise to DARK RUNES 
for their 4-0-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  ZOMBIE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
she skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  
Unwilling to wait upon the will of others, Duelmaster SAIONJI Dark Arena Challenged 
ELAYA last week in a match to decide the fate of the throne.  Not for nothing has 
SAIONJI in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven 
hers combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
ERINIKA seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  ERINIKA, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is REIGN OF TERROR, a guild shunned and avoided 
by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it 
was that spent the better part of last week avoiding REIGN OF TERROR.  Indeed it was 
DARK RUNES.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  SAIONJI has sworn to take up religion 
upon living to tell of hers recent bout with the Dark Arena horrors.  A rare thing 
indeed!  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in ERINIKA as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 DARK RHINO 5318               3   1  1    27       DARK RUNES (615)

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)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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                  
 SHADOW SPAWN 5444             2   0  0    21       DARK RUNES (615)
 ZOMBIE 5413                   1   0  0    20       DARK RUNES (615)
-DANCIN' SCARECROW 4466        4   6  0    18       THE INANIMATES (514)
-MINNET 4448                   4   5  0    17       PERFECTION QUEST II (513)
-GWYON IRONHOOF 4017           2   1  0    10       REIGN OF TERROR (450)
 VESSEL OF DEATH 5446          1   0  0     9       DARK RUNES (615)
-TWERP 5410                    0   1  0     7       DUDS (602)
-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         
ELAYA 24               0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          SAIONJI 4447          166 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAIONJI butchered ELAYA in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
SHADOW SPAWN vanquished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven battle.
DARK RHINO subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's Title fight.
ZOMBIE devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
VESSEL OF DEATH defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  10 -  4      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   5 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 166 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         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHADOW SPAWN 5444.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VESSEL OF DEATH 5446.  The ten other most popular fighters were SHADOW SPAWN 
5444, DARK RHINO 5318, ZOMBIE 5413,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was ZOMBIE 5413.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DARK RHINO 5318, SHADOW SPAWN 5444, VESSEL OF DEATH 5446,  0,  0,  0,  
0,  0,  0, and  0.

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

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