DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/13/2007    Duedate: 12/26/2007

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-563

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE PIKER
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7569) [8-3-0,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE PIKER                      POSITION IS EMPTY
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            
(33-7569) [8-3-0,93]           

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA           TEMPEST
STORM BRINGERS (423)           STORM BRINGERS (423)
(33-5096) [14-6-2,67]          (33-5443) [4-4-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         44
2. KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)      14      KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
3. ERRATA (619)                 5      Unchartered Team
4. NOT A SPORT (624)            0
5. STORM BRINGERS (423)        -1      ABSTRACT DREAMS (279)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*NOT A SPORT (624)         11   5  0 68.8   1/ 1 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)    9  6 0
 2/ 2 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   185 175 15 51.4   2/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       7  3 1
 3/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      93  98  9 48.7   3/ 5 STORM BRINGERS (423)      3  5 0
 4/ 4 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      149 186 18 44.5   4/ 3 ERRATA (619)              2  4 0
 5/ 5 ERRATA (619)              13  20  0 39.4   5- 4*NOT A SPORT (624)         1  0 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 582): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): KOOL-AID DRINKER of CULTS-R-US (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA of STORM BRINGERS (Vincent
                                   Michaels 'The Rake', mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): SOLDIER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Niatoli!  Your most excellent Duelmaster here.  That's right, the beautiful
Shannarian D'anjelica is back after a seven or eight year vacation.  I know you are
all overjoyed by my return and I can't blame you.  I see that Niatoli is looking a
little dull.  I see the Hammer is still here but were is Bad Bread?  Merc Team 5?
Apolla Maximillious?  Chain Sanglade?  Ah well, not to worry, the single greatest
Duelmaster Niatoli has ever seen is back so you can all get together now and plan a
welcome home party for me.

Your Duelmaster,

Shannarian D'anjelica

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out NIATOLI ISLAND 
to see what's new.  MVP award for THE MANIAC?  RAVAGING LORDS' proud of him after 
beating MEDUSA and getting 18 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  THE MONK got 
smashed by TEMPEST, and lost 13 points!  Was that a tear I saw in THE PIKER's eye, as 
he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA fit to be tied!  Is the 
Duelmaster really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  The warriors of NOT A SPORT must 
be getting lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that 
I don't?  Is there some deep dark secret why RAVAGING LORDS' been avoiding NOT A 
SPORT so much?  Or is it just that they're too scared?  Like, is TEMPEST popular, or 
what?  She was challenged the most in all of NIATOLI ISLAND!  She's got a 4-4-1, is 
that good?  People were asking me did THE CLAW REALLY challenge DUCK CREEK HAMMER?  
(all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) It wasn't a spectacular fight, 
or anything, but DUCK CREEK HAMMER wants me to write about it since he beat THE CLAW. 
Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  D'ya think THE MANIAC is feeling guilty 
for killing STORM BRINGERS' MEDUSA, a mere girl?  Naah, I doubt it.  Fight, fight, 
fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  NIATOLI ISLAND is like such a dump, and you 
guys smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 
Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PIKER 7569                8   3  0    93       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 5096    14   6  2    67       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360        9   9  0    66       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEEP 7494                     8   4  0    61       ERRATA (619)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REAUX-CHAMBEAUX 7576          4   0  0    54       NOT A SPORT (624)
 ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493       14   2  0    51       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 THE TUSKER 7568               6   5  0    43       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366        9   9  0    42       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 THE CLAW 7520                 8  12  1    41       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-WALTER 7496                   5   8  0    37       ERRATA (619)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MANIAC 7588               2   0  1    33       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367        7  11  0    32       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 TEMPEST 5443                  4   4  1    29       STORM BRINGERS (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593        4   1  0    19       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-POKER 7577                    2   1  0    16       NOT A SPORT (624)
-POCKET 7594                   1   0  0    16       NOT A SPORT (624)
 BOAR 7597                     1   0  0    15       STORM BRINGERS (423)
-SLAPJACK 7573                 2   1  0     7       NOT A SPORT (624)
-CHECKERS 7574                 2   1  0     7       NOT A SPORT (624)
 THE MONK 7595                 1   1  0     7       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 DARK JOURNEY 7596             0   1  0     1       STORM BRINGERS (423)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 7598                0  1 0 ERRATA 619           DARK CHAMPION         563  NONE
MEDUSA 5499             3  2 0 STORM BRINGERS 423   THE MANIAC 7588       563   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- I must say it is great to be back here in Niatoli.  The Duelmaster is once
again a Storm Bringer, the weather is great and the standing ovation my team received
from the crowd was amazing. -- Rake, mgr. Storm Bringers

Tempest -- This is your last chance. -- Rake

Hare Creek Hammer -- Thanks!!! -- Tempest

Peep -- Cheer up, sweetheart.  You've just been a part of the Greatest Show on the
Sand.  And I'm sure you'll be duelmaster again.  Of course, not until I graduate--but
one day. -- Shannarian D'anjellica

Ace -- Fourteen fights to my three, talk about a warm welcome. -- Medussa

Rake -- Welcome Back to Our Beloved Isle! -- Hammer/Minister of War/Abattoir Scarlet
Knight/DarkHorse Duelist/Niatoli Nuisance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
THE MANIAC slaughtered MEDUSA in a 1 minute brutal uneven Challenge battle.
THE CLAW was overpowered by DUCK CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
THE TUSKER devastated HARE CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THE MONK was demolished by TEMPEST in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA was vanquished by THE PIKER in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ACE HEARTS HAMMER outlasted CAPTURED ORC in a dull 13 minute master vs. novice brawl.
BEAR CREEK HAMMER won victory over CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute duel.
SNAKE EYES HAMMER luckily beat DARK JOURNEY in a 3 minute gory beginner's duel.
BOAR overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  10 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-LUNGE       12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   9 -  1      10  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 563 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       THE PIKER 7569              8   3  0   93 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 5096  14   6  2   67 STORM BRINGERS (423)
TOTAL PARRY      ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493     14   2  0   51 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE TUSKER 7568             6   5  0   43 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 5096.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was TEMPEST 5443.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK JOURNEY 
7596, THE PIKER 7569, DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360, BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366, THE MANIAC 
7588, THE TUSKER 7568, SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593, BOAR 7597, DA1 7598, and MEDUSA 5499.

The least popular fighter this week was ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 5096, THE MONK 7595, HARE CREEK HAMMER 
7367, THE CLAW 7520, MEDUSA 5499, DA1 7598, BOAR 7597, SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593, THE 
TUSKER 7568, and THE MANIAC 7588.