DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2006    Duedate: 03/08/2006

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-516

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LIONESS
DARK TOADS II (598)
(33-7222) [9-0-0,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIONESS                        SCREWFACE
DARK TOADS II (598)            PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
(33-7222) [9-0-0,131]          (33-6829) [4-0-1,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHIVA NARAKA                   NIBERA DESHRET
HALCYON DAZE (428)             HALCYON DAZE (428)
(33-4840) [11-17-1,51]         (33-5425) [9-9-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (535)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PHILANTHROPISTS (535)       58
2. CHAOTICDISORDER (585)       18      CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
3. TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)    11      Unchartered Team
4. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)      7
5. VEGGIES (435)                5      TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)   3   0  0  100   1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     9  2 0
 2/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     11   2  1 84.6   2/ 5*TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  3  0 0
 3/ 3 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     77  37  5 67.5   3/ 2 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)     3  1 0
 4/ 5 DARK TOADS II (598)       10   6  0 62.5   4/ 6 VEGGIES (435)             3  6 0
 5- 4 ARENA FELINES (539)      159  98  9 61.9   5/ 4 HALCYON DAZE (428)        3  7 1
 6- 6 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    136 101 12 57.4   6/ 8 DARK TOADS II (598)       2  0 0
 7/ 7 VEGGIES (435)            206 194 12 51.5   7- 3 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     2  3 0
 8- 8 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   134 136 15 49.6   8/ 7 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   2 10 0
 9/ 9 HALCYON DAZE (428)        52  68  3 43.3   9-10 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)    0  5 0
10/10 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  105 152  0 40.9  10- 9 ARENA FELINES (539)       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 535): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): CHIC SHEIK of ALL HALLOW'S EVE (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): TAKE COVER of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): B.B. CROSS of FEATHERS FLYIN' (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): PITSPAWN FOULDOG of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): RAGING PYROTHAG of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 529): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 532): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 530): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 528): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 264): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): SHERMANS STABLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 515): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 507): FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 469): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 239): ROAD WARRIORS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): THE OPERA (Impresario, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 396): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 375): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 362): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 169): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 333): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 317): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 422): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 535): BLUE HAVEN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 535): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
               (turn 534): LUIGI of TEAM MARIO (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 531): GOLDEN ARCHES of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 529): MARSHALL of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 263): LE NETTOYE of THE PENTARCHY (The Pentalque)
                                         DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 521): STONETOOTH of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 261): IT FELT GOOD of WHY DID I DO IT (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 517): ELECTRIC EYE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
              (turn 516): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 506): MORPETH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 238): SHARD of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 233): ACE METRIC of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                     (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 220): STRYKER of DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 332): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 329): TREENVA TARAL of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 316): NATASHA of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of NIATOLI ISLAND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  There were bitter words at 
SACKETT'S & CO.'s guildhouse after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable 
into 7th.  Dark Arena anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week TURKEY DAY CARNAGE went 1-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  EGGPLANT caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested RINTIRISSE and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, MALODOROUSREEK put down PEA POD, causing him to lose 12 
points of recognition in the process.  Although VENOMOUS CONCUBINE made a valiant 
effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious LIONESS.  Heed this!  A 
seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall 
perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in NIATOLI ISLAND these days is PHILANTHROPISTS.  At least, most blades 
in town are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of VEGGIES are catching 
the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after IRINKESTA.  Watch your back!  At the gambling halls I have 
started to bet money on PHILABUSTER.  He has got the courage it takes.  Witness his 
challenge this turn against IRINKESTA!  I must admit to some joy.  Before my very 
eyes the underdog in this contest, PHILABUSTER, defeated IRINKESTA to claim victory 
and recognition.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIONESS 7222                  9   0  0   131       DARK TOADS II (598)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINCH 7133                  13   2  1   118       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALODOROUSREEK 7274          21  12  1   101       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-LONIGAN 7022                 14  14  1    91       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCREWFACE 6829                4   0  1    90       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-KID RODELO 6899              11   9  3    84       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 PEA POD 7338                  8   1  0    79       VEGGIES (435)
 IZMAR ODEMIS 4842            14  16  1    72       HALCYON DAZE (428)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOPALONG 7259                 4   3  0    66       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 THIMBELL 4836                12  27  0    64       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIBERA DESHRET 5425           9   9  0    54       HALCYON DAZE (428)
-LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015        14   4  0    52       ARENA FELINES (539)
 IRINKESTA 7321               13  13  0    52       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 SHIVA NARAKA 4840            11  17  1    51       HALCYON DAZE (428)
 THINKER 6259                  4   0  0    49       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 PHILABUSTER 6260              3   0  0    45       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-AMORPHOUSBLOB 7042            6   6  0    40       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
 JAKUB ALIZARIN 5799           4   4  1    37       HALCYON DAZE (428)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EGGPLANT 7349                 1   1  0    24       VEGGIES (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEATHCLIFF 7271               4   0  0    22       ARENA FELINES (539)
 RINTIRISSE 7340               4   9  0    21       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 CARROT TOP 7336               4   4  0    21       VEGGIES (435)
 SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357         2   0  0    21       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
 KORIENELLIS 7347              2   4  0    10       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-CAT SCRATCH FEVER 7284        2   2  0     9       ARENA FELINES (539)
-SPASTICFLINCH 7342            0   1  0     7       CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
-DIRTY DRUMSTICK 7356          1   0  0     6       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
-GOOD POSTURE 6258             0   1  0     5       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-CAT'S UP 7286                 0   2  0     2       ARENA FELINES (539)
-RUDE DUDE 6257                0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIMALAYAN HELLIO 7344  4  1 0 ARENA FELINES 539     JAKUB ALIZARIN 5799   515         
FAIZA HUSNA 6180       0  3 0 HALCYON DAZE 428      SCREWFACE 6829        513         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Noachian -- I relieve my bladder on your "one true god" which is more tribute than he
warrants.  Ghea is much too diverse in cultures and life paths to be served by only
one god, and each individual has within himself the wisdom, given to him by the
creator, to know his own truth. -- Bobby Bigfoot, unrepentant heathen and born again
pagan

Barnabas -- I have been running my stable here for about two years.  When I arrived,
I chose this arena because of how thriving it once was, and because I thought that it
had some life left in it.  At that time, Hammer was sponsoring a contest to generate
more interest in competing here.  After that he sent out all arena ads promoting the
upcoming 500th cycle here, asking who had been here in the past to return for the
event and for any who hadn't been here to come try it out.  Hammer's voice has been
the last (so far) and the loudest to speak on behalf of saving Niatoli Island.  If
any have need to cast blame, they should look elsewhere.  As for myself, I place no

blame; I see Niatoli Island's waning as a natural cycle, and would suggest that
managers look elsewhere for a more thriving arena. -- Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.
Chaoticdisorder

Malordeousreek -- Gotcha! -- Izmar Odemis

Screwface -- What dark arts were used to create you?  Nice career you are building on
our backs.  Izmar is up next. -- Nibera Deshret

Arena Felines -- For a second there, Himalayan Hellion looks just like Screwface!  I
guess "oops!" just won't do.  Bloodfeud if you must. -- Jakub Alizarin

Hopalong -- I didn't think you could do it, hopping around like that.  But darn, you
did it.  Ouch. -- Thimbell

Philabuster -- I could have WISHED that you would shut up occasionally.  On and on
and on and on.... -- Rintirisse

Ah, the Dangerous Criminal.  (sigh)  Never a really good random encounter.  He is too
aptly named. -- Irinkesta

Good Posture -- Lying on the ground isn't it. -- Korienellis

Nibera Deshret -- You don't know about the Red Book!!!  That's amazing. -- Irinkesta

Barnabas -- Good idea.  The dust was making me sneeze. -- Jorja

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

22 February 2006
The Olympics have arrived!

The Mordanti Olympics, having been gone for six years, have returned to the Mordanti
Alliance, sponsored by Amicitia Primoris.  Teams have competed against each other for
recognition and notoriety four times in the past.  It is far past time for the fifth
Mordanti Olympics to be held.  The Mordanti Olympics shall be held in the Mordant
arena (DM-1) from May 1st (T544) through Oct 30 (T557).  There will be a
'registration period' lasting until T543, where teams will be allowed to register by
activating in Mordant and declaring their participation in the personals.  Rules will
be posted in the Mordant arena (DM-1) newsletter no later than T543, but shall be
available online before then.  An announcement will be made as to where they will be
posted.  Prizes will be awarded to the winners.

Lord Xiang
Amicitia Primoris
amicitia@gwi.net
http://amicitiaprimoris.gotdns.com

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

IZMAR ODEMIS was devastated by SCREWFACE in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
MALODOROUSREEK demolished PEA POD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
NIBERA DESHRET was narrowly defeated by THIMBELL in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
PHILABUSTER bested IRINKESTA in a popular 1 minute Challenge fight.
CARROT TOP was subdued by JAKUB ALIZARIN in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
SPROUTS SURPRISE vanquished KORIENELLIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
LIONESS overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SHIVA NARAKA was savagely defeated by THINKER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
RINTIRISSE was vanquished by EGGPLANT in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   1 -  1      92  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   6 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   9 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 516 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LIONESS 7222                9   0  0  131 DARK TOADS II (598)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALODOROUSREEK 7274        21  12  1  101 CHAOTICDISORDER (585)
AIMED BLOW       PEA POD 7338                8   1  0   79 VEGGIES (435)
LUNGING ATTACK   THINKER 6259                4   0  0   49 PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHIVA NARAKA 4840.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was NIBERA DESHRET 5425.  The ten other most popular fighters were THINKER 6259, 
SCREWFACE 6829, PHILABUSTER 6260, JAKUB ALIZARIN 5799, SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357, 
EGGPLANT 7349, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, THIMBELL 4836, LIONESS 7222, and IZMAR ODEMIS 
4842.

The least popular fighter this week was RINTIRISSE 7340.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KORIENELLIS 7347, PEA POD 7338, SHIVA NARAKA 4840, CARROT TOP 7336, 
IRINKESTA 7321, IZMAR ODEMIS 4842, LIONESS 7222, THIMBELL 4836, MALODOROUSREEK 7274, 
and EGGPLANT 7349.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

MALODOROUSREEK (33-7274) CHAOTICDISORDER (585)