DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/06/2006    Duedate: 04/19/2006

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-519

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KID RODELO
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
(33-6899) [13-9-3,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KID RODELO                     SCREWFACE
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
(33-6899) [13-9-3,113]         (33-6829) [5-1-1,99]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONIGAN                        THINKER
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
(33-7022) [15-16-1,80]         (33-6259) [4-2-0,45]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)       29
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     21      DARK TOADS II (598)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (535)       14      Unchartered Team
4. TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)     0
5. HALCYON DAZE (428)           0      PHILANTHROPISTS (535)

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)   5   0  1  100   1- 1 HALCYON DAZE (428)        6  4 0
 2/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     13   5  1 72.2   2/ 6 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     5  3 0
 3/ 4 DARK TOADS II (598)       12   7  0 63.2   3/ 7 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4  8 0
 4/ 5 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    141 104 12 57.6   4- 3*TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  2  0 1
 5/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  85  77  2 52.5   5- 5 VEGGIES (435)             2  0 0
 6- 6 VEGGIES (435)            208 194 12 51.7   6/ 4 DARK TOADS II (598)       2  1 0
 7- 7 HALCYON DAZE (428)        58  72  3 44.6   7/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     2  3 0
 8/ 8 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  109 160  0 40.5   8- 9*IN REMEMBRANCE OF (306)   0  1 0
 9- 9*IN REMEMBRANCE OF (306)    0   1  0  0.0   9/ 0 SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)  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 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): CHARISMATIC of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): PERSIFLAGE of SHROUD IN MYSTERY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): SUE SHEE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): QUICK STINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): DAPHNE CAMISADO of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): ZOEY of A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): JACK MCFARLAND of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): VIRGINIA, NO SANTA of GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS
                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): SAMURAI of I AM SAM (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): AIDEN of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): DRACO MALFOY of SLYTHERIN HOUSE from DAIYLA KIV
                                (Rillion, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 532): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 534): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): BALANCE OF TERROR (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 530): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 265): none
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 523): CARDOW HUNTERS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 518): HALCYON DAZE (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 510): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 471): ROGUES' GALLERY (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): none
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 222): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 399): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 378): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 364): GOT IT FOR CHRISTMAS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 170): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 332): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 424): SUNNYLAND, etc. (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 538): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 538): BANSHEE of MARVEL HEROES (Dr. Strange, mgr.)
               (turn 537): FELINE GRIN of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 531): NYARLATHOTEP of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 532): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 262): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               KAMBARD MURH of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 520): M. A. FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 519): LOU CYPHER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)
                     (turn 234): ART PENDRAGON of KNIGHTS TEMPLAR (Baphomet, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 221): NEUMA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
                              FENDER GRALE of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 335): CHESSARA of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 319): XANTHIPPE MANWAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian)
                   (turn 318): JAMES of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of NIATOLI ISLAND!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  HALCYON DAZE were 
a bunch of dogs after SACKETT'S & CO. got through with 'em!  1st ain't so sweet as 
2nd!  Hmmmph!  I always thought PHILANTHROPISTS was an over-rated team and they 
proved it with a 1-1-0!  Ya gotta be quick on yer feet!  Keep your elbow off the 
table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  SACKETT'S & CO. is now ranked 2nd with a 2-1-0 
turn.  THE SEWING CIRCLE showed NIATOLI ISLAND what they were made of as they fought 
with a vengeance to walk off with 3-1-0.  What's with SADDLE SORE?  He actually beat 
THE SEWING CIRCLE's RINTIRISSE, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at SACKETT'S & CO..  LONIGAN lost 12 points to SCREWFACE.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe LONIGAN will provide more easy wins...  Apparently 
NIATOLI ISLAND isn't filled with as many gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded 
Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  SACKETT'S & CO.'s hatred of DARK TOADS II 
surfaced again as KID RODELO challenged NIATOLI ISLAND's top dog.  I'm sure NIATOLI 
ISLAND is excited about KID RODELO, the new Duelmaster from SACKETT'S & CO..  
(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!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was HALCYON DAZE.  The bums at SACKETT'S & CO. couldn't face the challenges from 
HALCYON DAZE!  No excuse for that!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  HIMALAYAN HELLION's family knows what's wot, after seeing the 
response from ARENA FELINES!  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger 
every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
All work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KID RODELO 6899              13   9  3   113       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CLINCH 7133                  13   2  1   118       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 SCREWFACE 6829                5   1  1    99       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIONESS 7222                 11   1  0    87       DARK TOADS II (598)
-PEA POD 7338                  9   1  0    87       VEGGIES (435)
 LONIGAN 7022                 15  16  1    80       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-NIBERA DESHRET 5425          11   9  0    74       HALCYON DAZE (428)
-SHIVA NARAKA 4840            13  17  1    71       HALCYON DAZE (428)
 THIMBELL 4836                13  29  0    68       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOPALONG 7259                 5   3  0    68       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IRINKESTA 7321               15  14  0    61       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-IZMAR ODEMIS 4842            14  18  1    61       HALCYON DAZE (428)
-SUPERIOROIREPUS 6922          7   1  0    58       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THINKER 6259                  4   2  0    45       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-PHILABUSTER 6260              3   0  0    45       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968         5   4  0    44       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-<B>SUPERIOR</B> 7018          4   1  0    43       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-JAKUB ALIZARIN 5799           4   6  1    38       HALCYON DAZE (428)
-SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357         4   0  1    37       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARROT TOP 7336               5   4  0    32       VEGGIES (435)
 RINTIRISSE 7340               4  12  0    24       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-EGGPLANT 7349                 1   1  0    24       VEGGIES (435)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADDLE SORE 7368              1   1  0    22       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-DEMCK DESHRET 7352            2   0  0    20       HALCYON DAZE (428)
-H 6924                        4   4  0    19       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-GOOD POSTURE 6258             1   1  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 KORIENELLEN 7370              1   1  0    13       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-SUPERIOR TOAD 7019            2   0  0    10       SUPERIOR FORCES 2Y (563)
-DIRTY DRUMSTICK 7356          1   0  0     6       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
-DAVE COLLINS 3913             0   1  0     1       IN REMEMBRANCE OF (306)
-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 NOT REVE
KORIENELLIS 7347       2  5 0 THE SEWING CIRCLE 388 SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357 517         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shiva Naraka -- That's just plain disgusting, the way you EXPLOITED my weaknesses!
It's unwomanly!  You did it on purpose to make me feel bad.  I can tell. -- Thimbell

Shiva Naraka -- Ignore Thimbell.  He's a chartered wimp. -- Irinkesta

Sprouts Surprise -- Sprouts always surprise me after a heavy meal...unpleasantly.  I
never trust anything with cabbage in its family tree. -- Rintirisse

     And well you shouldn't.  Cabbage doesn't grow in trees. -- Ed.

Jakub Alizarin -- Do you have a sister somewhere in the gladiatorial system?  Jorja
found your name familiar. -- Irinkesta

Oh, gosh, the SHAME.  One-shotted by the Fratsfa Slave on my first fight!  I may
never live this down. -- Korienellen

Shiva Naraka -- Well, of course!  If it doesn't work, it isn't the last blow, because
you keep trying.  That's obvious. -- Irinkesta

Hammer -- Sure would like to see you and your buddies get back in here and have some
fun.  Never did get into the tourney stuff much but this sure is a fun arena to run
in.  I keep popping in and out waiting to see you come back and bring dignity back to
this fine Island, even if I did kill off a couple of your really good warriors.  My
eyes watch everywhere, you were getting out of line with your kill ratio and it was
obvious someone needed to slow you down a tad, 4 kills for a LU even in a Free Blade
arena was quite a bit you must admit for the number of fights he had.  Your ST with
less fights than that had three kills at the point with which he met his demise.  I
just try and keep a balance, even good people let killing get to them, I just try and
bring them back down to a fair level and let them feel some of the others' pain. --
Barnabas

All -- If it takes getting a few feathers ruffled to get this arena fired up again
then so be it, I don't like it but I like the lack of participants even worse.
Hopefully a couple of you can lend a helping hand in your own way of course and let's
get this place rocking again! -- Barnabas

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KID RODELO devastated LIONESS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
LONIGAN was vanquished by SCREWFACE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
THIMBELL luckily beat THINKER in a 2 minute bloody uneven fight.
SUPERIOR BAGGINS was viciously subdued by IRINKESTA in a 2 minute gory fight.
RINTIRISSE was demolished by SADDLE SORE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KORIENELLEN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -   3 -  2      86  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  10 -  1      23  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 519 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    KID RODELO 6899            13   9  3  113 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
STRIKING ATTACK  SCREWFACE 6829              5   1  1   99 PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
LUNGING ATTACK   THINKER 6259                4   2  0   45 PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LONIGAN 7022.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THINKER 6259.  The ten other most popular fighters were IRINKESTA 7321, KID 
RODELO 6899, THIMBELL 4836, SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968, SADDLE SORE 7368, KORIENELLEN 
7370, LIONESS 7222, SCREWFACE 6829, LONIGAN 7022, and RINTIRISSE 7340.

The least popular fighter this week was RINTIRISSE 7340.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LONIGAN 7022, SCREWFACE 6829, LIONESS 7222, KORIENELLEN 7370, SADDLE 
SORE 7368, SUPERIOR BAGGINS 6968, THIMBELL 4836, KID RODELO 6899, IRINKESTA 7321, and 
THINKER 6259.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KID RODELO (33-6899) SACKETT'S & CO. (552)