DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/10/2006    Duedate: 08/23/2006

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PEA POD
VEGGIES (435)
(33-7338) [13-1-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LIONESS                        ACID BATH
CAT IN A HAT (598)             DEATH PENALTY (606)
(33-7222) [14-1-0,118]         (33-7373) [9-0-0,74]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONIGAN                        PHILABUSTER
SACKETT'S & CO. (552)          PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
(33-7022) [17-18-1,93]         (33-6260) [6-1-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATH PENALTY (606)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         21
2. CAT IN A HAT (598)          15      PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
3. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     13      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH PENALTY (606)         11
5. VEGGIES (435)               10      TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)   7   1  1 87.5   1/ 1*DEATH PENALTY (606)       8  6 1
 2/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     21   9  1 70.0   2- 2*BOOKSHELF (571)           6  4 0
 3/ 0 CAT IN A HAT (598)        16   9  0 64.0   3/ 4 VEGGIES (435)             4  2 0
 4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (539)      162 100 10 61.8   4/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4  8 0
 5/ 2*DEATH PENALTY (606)       24  15  3 61.5   5/ 0 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       3  1 1
 6/ 4 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    147 110 12 57.2   6/ 7 PHILANTHROPISTS (535)     2  2 0
 7- 5*BOOKSHELF (571)           10   8  0 55.6   7/ 0 CAT IN A HAT (598)        2  2 0
 8- 6 LUROCIANS II (92)        358 329 24 52.1   8- 6 LUROCIANS II (92)         2  3 0
 9/ 7 VEGGIES (435)            216 199 12 52.0   9/ 9 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     2  4 0
10/10 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  124 181  1 40.7  10/ 3*THERAPY SESSIONS (515)    2 11 0
11/ 0 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       71 110 11 39.2  11/10 ARENA FELINES (539)       1  0 0
12/ 8*THERAPY SESSIONS (515)    15  24  2 38.5  12/ 0*TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)  1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NIATOLI ISLAND games.  There were bitter words at 
THERAPY SESSIONS' guildhouse after a 0-4-0 showing this week which dropped the stable 
into 10th.  Dark Arena anyone?  SKULLCRUSHER caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested KILL ZONE and was awarded 19 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SKULLCRUSHER put down KILL 
ZONE, causing him to lose 17 points of recognition in the process.  Unwilling to wait 
upon the will of others, Duelmaster SCREWFACE challenged PEA POD last week in a match 
to decide the fate of the throne.  The city has turned out in honor of PEA POD, for 
with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
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 THE SEWING CIRCLE.  At least, most 
blades in town are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of SACKETT'S & 
CO. are catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large 
share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below. 
THIMBELL take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in NIATOLI ISLAND.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Cruelly, THE CRIPPLER of RAVAGING LORDS has slain 
the lesser ranked ANOREXIA.  Word already flies around town that THERAPY SESSIONS 
plans a bloodfeud!  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?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 PEA POD 7338                 13   1  0   115       VEGGIES (435)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIONESS 7222                 14   1  0   118       CAT IN A HAT (598)
-LADY KALDRA 5451             10   6  1   118       LUROCIANS II (92)
 SCREWFACE 6829                8   3  1    98       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 LONIGAN 7022                 17  18  1    93       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THIMBELL 4836                18  33  0    87       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-LADY WU 6815                  9   7  0    85       LUROCIANS II (92)
 IRINKESTA 7321               19  19  0    83       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 HOPALONG 7259                 6   5  0    78       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 ACID BATH 7373                9   0  0    74       DEATH PENALTY (606)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THINKER 6259                  6   2  0    66       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 PHILABUSTER 6260              6   1  0    62       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 SPROUTS SURPRISE 7357         6   1  1    61       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
 THE CRIPPLER 6188            11   3  6    58       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LITTER BOX LUCKY 7015        14   5  0    53       ARENA FELINES (539)
 THE NEANDERTHAL 6222          5   6  1    51       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 SKULLCRUSHER 6155             8   7  0    47       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 RINTIRISSE 7340               6  19  0    37       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 EGGPLANT 7349                 3   2  0    35       VEGGIES (435)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADDLE SORE 7368              3   3  0    34       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIELDS OF LIES 6717          3   1  0    32       BOOKSHELF (571)
 KORIENELLEN 7370              5   6  1    29       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 JESS SCOTT SPAID 7365         2   1  1    28       ARENA FELINES (539)
-HEATHCLIFF 7271               5   0  0    26       ARENA FELINES (539)
 KILL ZONE 7371                6   3  1    25       DEATH PENALTY (606)
-BLACK SUN RISING 6932         2   1  0    25       BOOKSHELF (571)
 FIRERAGE 7401                 2   0  0    24       DEATH PENALTY (606)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMPULSION 5981               3   5  0    23       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)
 PARANOIA 5982                 4   5  2    19       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)
 MR. PAROXYSM 6290             4   4  0    16       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-GOOD POSTURE 6258             1   1  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
-HELLBURNER 6714               1   2  0    13       BOOKSHELF (571)
 BI-POLAR 5978                 2   6  0    12       THERAPY SESSIONS (515)
 THE MURDERER 7421             1   0  0    10       DEATH PENALTY (606)
-CAT SCRATCH FEVER 7284        2   2  0     9       ARENA FELINES (539)
-FOUR PAST MIDNIGHT 6716       2   2  0     8       BOOKSHELF (571)
-SECRET PREY 6718              2   2  0     8       BOOKSHELF (571)
-DIRTY DRUMSTICK 7356          1   0  0     6       TURKEY DAY CARNAGE (605)
 TABBY 7417                    1   0  0     5       CAT IN A HAT (598)
-VEXER 6387                    1   1  0     4       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 LEOPARD 7226                  0   1  0     2       CAT IN A HAT (598)
-CAT'S UP 7286                 0   2  0     2       ARENA FELINES (539)
-RUDE DUDE 6257                0   2  0     2       PHILANTHROPISTS (535)
 ONSLAUGHT 7422                0   1  0     1       DEATH PENALTY (606)
 COUGAR 7420                   0   1  0     1       CAT IN A HAT (598)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ANOREXIA 5980          3  5 0 THERAPY SESSIONS 515  THE CRIPPLER 6188     528         
MANIC DEPRESSION 5979  3  2 0 THERAPY SESSIONS 515  SNIPER 7374           525 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lady Wu -- Do you realize you've been around here for over 120 turns?!?!?  Graduate
already!!! -- Manager, popping in

Pea Pod -- I was going to say I'd fought you before, but then I realized that it is
your nature to be just like somebody else.  Oh, well. -- Irinkesta

Hopalong -- This happens to people who smoke, drink, and swear, dude.  Let it be a
lesson to you.  Clean living is All. -- Thimbell

Hopalong -- Don't listen to him, he gets mokus all the time. -- Irinkesta

Acid Bath -- Well...that's one way to prevent "ring around the tub," I suppose.
Can't say that I care for it personally, though. -- Rintirisse

Anorexia -- Therapy?  Hmm.  I never knew anybody who took anorexia therapy for
obesity.  Sounds...drastic. -- Korienellen

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SCREWFACE was bested by PEA POD in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
LONIGAN savagely defeated THIMBELL in a popular 2 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
LIONESS devastated HOPALONG in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
IRINKESTA defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute master's match.
PHILABUSTER lost to ACID BATH in a crowd pleasing 5 minute fight.
THINKER overpowered SADDLE SORE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SPROUTS SURPRISE overpowered RINTIRISSE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THE CRIPPLER slaughtered ANOREXIA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
THE NEANDERTHAL overpowered COMPULSION in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KILL ZONE was overpowered by SKULLCRUSHER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
EGGPLANT overcame BI-POLAR in a popular 3 minute bout.
MR. PAROXYSM was luckily beaten by JESS SCOTT SPAID in a 1 minute match.
PARANOIA was overcome by KORIENELLEN in a 2 minute contest.
FIRERAGE subdued LEOPARD in a 1 minute amateur's match.
TABBY luckily beat ONSLAUGHT in a 3 minute gory amateur's conflict.
COUGAR was vanquished by THE MURDERER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         AIMED BLOW        25 -  18 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  20 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  19 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   7 -  0      22  |

Turn 528 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     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  3                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       PEA POD 7338               13   1  0  115 VEGGIES (435)
STRIKING ATTACK  LIONESS 7222               14   1  0  118 CAT IN A HAT (598)
LUNGING ATTACK   HOPALONG 7259               6   5  0   78 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
TOTAL PARRY      ACID BATH 7373              9   0  0   74 DEATH PENALTY (606)
WALL OF STEEL    SKULLCRUSHER 6155           8   7  0   47 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
PARRY-STRIKE     EGGPLANT 7349               3   2  0   35 VEGGIES (435)
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 PHILABUSTER 6260.  The ten other most popular fighters were LONIGAN 7022, 
EGGPLANT 7349, ACID BATH 7373, ONSLAUGHT 7422, PARANOIA 5982, LIONESS 7222, IRINKESTA 
7321, THINKER 6259, KORIENELLEN 7370, and SCREWFACE 6829.

The least popular fighter this week was COUGAR 7420.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COMPULSION 5981, ANOREXIA 5980, RINTIRISSE 7340, SADDLE SORE 7368, 
HOPALONG 7259, THE MURDERER 7421, LEOPARD 7226, THE CRIPPLER 6188, THIMBELL 4836, and 
TABBY 7417.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LONIGAN (33-7022) SACKETT'S & CO. (552)