DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2005    Duedate: 08/10/2005

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-501

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LADY KALDRA
LUROCIANS II (92)
(33-5451) [9-6-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LADY KALDRA                    INFESTIX
LUROCIANS II (92)              ELITE SOLDIERS (247)
(33-5451) [9-6-1,114]          (33-3003) [5-0-0,61]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TATHARLI                       INFESTIX
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        ELITE SOLDIERS (247)
(33-4505) [20-25-0,85]         (33-3003) [5-0-0,61]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL PATH 2 (603)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LUROCIANS II (92)           16
2. ELITE SOLDIERS (247)        10      CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
3. STEEL PATH 2 (603)           8      Unchartered Team
4. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)      3
5. KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)       0      ELITE SOLDIERS (247)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*ELITE SOLDIERS (247)       5   0  0  100   1/ 2*STEEL PATH 2 (603)        9  1 0
 2/ 2*STEEL PATH 2 (603)        14   4  0 77.8   2/ 1 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     9  3 0
 3/ 3 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     53  29  4 64.6   3/ 4*ELITE SOLDIERS (247)      3  0 0
 4/ 0 LUROCIANS II (92)        356 326 24 52.2   4- 3 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)    3  3 0
 5- 4 VEGGIES (435)            188 182 12 50.8   5/ 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   2  8 0
 6- 5 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   134 131 15 50.6   6/ 0 LUROCIANS II (92)         1  0 0
 7/ 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   84 116  0 42.0   7- 5 VEGGIES (435)             1  4 1

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ An Island in the Storm ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "--and glowing red eyes!"
     Jorja closed her eyes and groaned.  "Sounds like a manager--"
     "But it was out on the lake!" Irinkesta protested.  "Right out over the deep
water, and there aren't have any aquatic managers that *I* ever heard of.  It's GOT
to be some kind of LAKE DEMON!"
     Jorja groaned again, putting more feeling into it.  "Just what I do NOT need."
She sighed and sat down at the table.  "Tell me all about it."
     Irinkesta sat down across from her and pushed aside tea cups and embroidery
hoops to spread out a map.  It was a sailor's chart and showed the Niatoli shoreline,
prominent landmarks, and the treacherous shoals that guarded the island on all sides.
There were half a dozen red crosses marked on it, forming a rough line leading toward
the island from somewhere to the north.  "These are confirmed sightings," the
gladiator said.  "With the dates.  You'll note that it's getting closer to the island
each time?"
     "I note that if it continues this line, it will bypass the island by half a
mile," Jorja said.  "It looks to me like it's headed for Monuntial, not Niatoli."
     "It could swerve, couldn't it?  Besides, what if it encounters some ship from
Niatoli, do you think it will just IGNORE that?"  Irinkesta assumed an expression of
civic-minded benevolence which looked out of place on her narrow, dark face.  "It's
our DUTY to avert a potential threat to the island!  Besides, we can't train all the
time."
     "It might improve your arena performance if you did train more."  The manager
sighed.  "All right.  But try not to get yourself killed.  I hate recruiting."
     "Oh, I won't go ALONE--"
     Jorja blinked.  "Surely this isn't in Tatharli's line?"
     Irinkesta blushed.  "I was thinking of Danal Corum--you know, the Ambitious
Guard?  He's been helping me gather information about the sightings.  I'm sure he'll
want to come along."

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): TOP CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): HI-JINX of PROJECT MAYHEM XXX (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): ELLE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): BLACK TIGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): GREYSCALES of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SILVER TRAIN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): DEMONICHELLION of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): MOZART of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): STONE DOG of BLACK PEARL (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): BULL MARKET of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER from SOLVEN (The
                                Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 520): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 514): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 514): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 506): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 254): AH NOW KLK HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 502): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 500): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 493): PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 232): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 213): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): FORCE OF FIVE (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 161): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 407): DEATH REALM (Floyd, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 513): MORTIKHAN of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 517): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 516): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 515): DARON EL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 513): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 256): MYSTIC ZEALOT of PRIMAL FURY (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                          YIP AGAIN of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 253): OIL CAN HARRY of THE CANUCKS (Polaris, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 492): SOYOYAY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 456): RAYEK of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 231): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 226): HOURGLASS of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 381): MECHANISM of TOOLS OF TORMENT (Mad Max, mgr.)
                (turn 380): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 360): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail NIATOLI ISLAND!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed 
for your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as CHAOTICDISORDER is 
pushed out of top team by STEEL PATH 2, who came from 2nd with a 1-0-0 this turn.  
And let's see, INFESTIX fought THIMBELL and gained 10 points and contributed to ELITE 
SOLDIERS' 1-0-0.  DIABOLICFIEND has lost to KHALHUMS DWARF, falling 13 points, while 
helping make CHAOTICDISORDER a 1-3-0 turn.  And all eyes were on LADY KALDRA this 
turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  NIATOLI ISLAND has a new victor!  
By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at 
The Don't Drop Inn?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  STEEL PATH 2 has cause to stand 
tall, as they were NIATOLI ISLAND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is 
a team to beat.  And guess who avoided STEEL PATH 2 stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was ELITE SOLDIERS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
TATHARLI from THE SEWING CIRCLE was NIATOLI ISLAND's most challenged warrior this 
turn.  WRETCHEDMISERY of CHAOTICDISORDER had better have a good reason for 
challenging down 13 points in a challenge which she won.  I thought WRETCHEDMISERY 
showed great skill and promise when she won victory over TATHARLI.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  A brave warrior does not carry a 
red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in NIATOLI ISLAND and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY KALDRA 5451              9   6  1   114       LUROCIANS II (92)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WRETCHEDMISERY 7255          11   5  0   100       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMONICHELLION 7038          13   5  2    90       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 DIABOLICFIEND 7275           11   4  1    88       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-SUCCOTASH 7253               11   5  0    86       VEGGIES (435)
 TATHARLI 4505                20  25  0    85       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 MALODOROUSREEK 7274          12   6  1    74       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BROCCOLI 7285                 6   4  0    66       VEGGIES (435)
-DEUS 7328                     4   0  0    66       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
-LADY WU 6815                  8   7  0    63       LUROCIANS II (92)
 INFESTIX 3003                 5   0  0    61       ELITE SOLDIERS (247)
-BLUFFING HAMMER 7244         15  14  0    59       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG CASINO HAMMER 7277       11   6  1    56       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-MAVERICK HAMMER 7242          7  22  0    43       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-LADY CLAIRE 7125              3   1  0    42       LUROCIANS II (92)
 IRINKESTA 7321                6   5  0    40       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            6   6  0    40       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 THIMBELL 4836                 6  18  0    36       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALDT 7327                     3   1  0    30       STEEL PATH 2 (603)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAZER 7335                    3   1  0    23       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
-SQUASH 7329                   1   3  1    21       VEGGIES (435)
-RISEM 7324                    4   0  0    13       STEEL PATH 2 (603)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
STONE FACE HAMME 7245 15 12 0 KLKASINO HAMMERZ 576  DIABOLICFIEND 7275    498         
TYLER 4993             5  8 0 THE SEWING CIRCLE 388 SQUASH 7329           499         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Wretchedmisery -- I hate it when you do that.  Then *I* have to feel wretched misery.
-- Tatharli

Big Casino Hammer -- I am NOT yours!  The nerve! -- Irinkesta

Oh, well, Ambitious Guard!  I was afraid I was going to get a HARD standby like the
Dangerous Criminal.  Whew!  Talk about lucking out. -- Thimbell

Niytyole Neighbors -- It is with mixed emotions that Hammer must deactivate his
stable from DM 33 after so many long and glorious years, interspersed with the
occasional hiatus.  After helping to assure that our favorite island remained open
for 500 cycles, Hammer must exit yet again due to circumstances overseas beyond his
control.  It has been a FUN Run, my friends! -- Hammer

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WRETCHEDMISERY bested TATHARLI in a action packed 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
DEMONICHELLION was demolished by LADY KALDRA in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
DIABOLICFIEND was defeated by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute bloody duel.
MALODOROUSREEK was bested by VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute brutal veteran's fight.
THIMBELL was devastated by INFESTIX in a popular 4 minute bloody uneven brawl.
IRINKESTA overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
MAZER overcame EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   3 -  2      87  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   4 -  0      79  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  22 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 501 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 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LADY KALDRA 5451            9   6  1  114 LUROCIANS II (92)
SLASHING ATTACK  WRETCHEDMISERY 7255        11   5  0  100 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
BASHING ATTACK   DEMONICHELLION 7038        13   5  2   90 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
WALL OF STEEL    IRINKESTA 7321              6   5  0   40 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TATHARLI 4505.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was INFESTIX 3003.  The ten other most popular fighters were WRETCHEDMISERY 7255, 
DIABOLICFIEND 7275, LADY KALDRA 5451, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, IRINKESTA 7321, TATHARLI 
4505, THIMBELL 4836, DEMONICHELLION 7038, MAZER 7335, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was MAZER 7335.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEMONICHELLION 7038, THIMBELL 4836, TATHARLI 4505, IRINKESTA 7321, 
MALODOROUSREEK 7274, LADY KALDRA 5451, DIABOLICFIEND 7275, WRETCHEDMISERY 7255, 
INFESTIX 3003, and  0.