DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2007    Duedate: 01/09/2008

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA
STORM BRINGERS (423)
(33-5096) [15-6-2,93]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA           POSITION IS EMPTY
STORM BRINGERS (423)           
(33-5096) [15-6-2,93]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA           DARK JOURNEY
STORM BRINGERS (423)           STORM BRINGERS (423)
(33-5096) [15-6-2,93]          (33-7596) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAVAGING LORDS (44)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STORM BRINGERS (423)        36
2. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         10      KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
3. NOT A SPORT (624)            0      Unchartered Team
4. DEFENDERS (626)              0
5. ERRATA (619)                 0      WE, ROBOTS (395)

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/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      10  4 1
 2/ 2 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   188 177 15 51.5   2/ 1 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   10  5 0
 3/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      95 101  9 48.5   3/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      5  8 0
 4/ 0 DEFENDERS (626)           11  12  1 47.8   4- 0 DEFENDERS (626)           3  1 1
 5/ 4 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      152 187 18 44.8   5- 5*NOT A SPORT (624)         1  0 0
 6- 5 ERRATA (619)              13  20  0 39.4   6- 4 ERRATA (619)              0  4 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 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): N- MOCK of 1ST NORTHERN ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): MASHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, 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 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 576): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 517): 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 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 408): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 470): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
                (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, 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 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to KLKASINO HAMMERZ, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the RAVAGING LORDS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for THE CLAW, 
who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing DUCK CREEK HAMMER like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  DUCK CREEK HAMMER was beat by THE CLAW and drops 18 points.  In front of all 
the crowds, SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA took the Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give 
the bum two weeks.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger 
halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid KLKASINO HAMMERZ, please raise you 
hand.  Wow.  Does NIATOLI ISLAND really have that many liars?  Okay, so I may not be 
funny, but catch STORM BRINGERS' act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly 
deft at running from KLKASINO HAMMERZ.  And who is this TEMPEST you ask, with 25 
points and a 4-5-1 record.  Ooh, the tales I could tell!   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Knowing when to use the right tactics at 
the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick 
your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 5096    15   6  2    93       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PIKER 7569                8   4  0    72       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PEEP 7494                     8   4  0    61       ERRATA (619)
 THE CLAW 7520                 9  12  1    59       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-FALWORTH 7601                 8   2  0    59       DEFENDERS (626)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493       15   2  0    56       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-REAUX-CHAMBEAUX 7576          4   0  0    54       NOT A SPORT (624)
 THE TUSKER 7568               7   5  0    53       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360        9  10  0    48       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366        9  10  0    37       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367        8  11  0    37       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593        5   1  0    25       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 TEMPEST 5443                  4   5  1    25       STORM BRINGERS (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POKER 7577                    2   1  0    16       NOT A SPORT (624)
-POCKET 7594                   1   0  0    16       NOT A SPORT (624)
 HEAD HUNTER 7600              1   0  0    15       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 BOAR 7597                     1   1  0    13       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 THE MONK 7595                 2   1  0    10       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-SLAPJACK 7573                 2   1  0     7       NOT A SPORT (624)
-CHECKERS 7574                 2   1  0     7       NOT A SPORT (624)
-BLIMRING 7604                 0   3  0     3       DEFENDERS (626)
 DARK JOURNEY 7596             0   2  0     2       STORM BRINGERS (423)
-WINTER SWORD 7602             0   2  0     2       DEFENDERS (626)
-THURMONIN 7606                0   1  0     1       DEFENDERS (626)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MEDUSA 5499             3  2 0 STORM BRINGERS 423   THE MANIAC 7588       563   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rake -- Welcome back to Niytyole.  Maybe you have a friend named Shovel to help you.
-- Ikillu

Hammer -- You're a hairlip. -- Ikillu

Everybody Else -- You're hairlips, too. -- Ikillu

Piker -- How very lovely of me to let you warm my Duelmaster's throne for a couple of
days. -- Shannarian

Hammer -- Well at least my dualmaster jynx is broken. -- Rake

Maniac -- Not good. -- Rake

Snake Eyes Hammer -- You have GOT to be kidding me. -- All the Storm Bringers

Snake Eyes!!! -- Uh. (dumbfounded expression on face) -- Dark Journey

Monk -- Good fight! -- Tempest

All -- Ha!  I saved myself from my Dark Arena fate. -- Tempest

Hammer -- 3 w - SL.  Not a good start.  I haven't done this bad since I experimented
with 3 to 5 will fighters. -- Rake

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DARK JOURNEY slimly lost to THE MONK in a 4 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
THE PIKER was demolished by SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
DUCK CREEK HAMMER was defeated by THE CLAW in a 1 minute master's duel.
ACE HEARTS HAMMER bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 4 minute fight.
THE TUSKER overpowered BEAR CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TEMPEST was bested by HARE CREEK HAMMER in a 2 minute duel.
SNAKE EYES HAMMER narrowly defeated BOAR in a 3 minute struggle.
HEAD HUNTER overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW        13 -   5 -  0      72  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   9 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   8 -  1      11  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 564 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 5096  15   6  2   93 STORM BRINGERS (423)
AIMED BLOW       THE PIKER 7569              8   4  0   72 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
TOTAL PARRY      ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493     15   2  0   56 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE TUSKER 7568             7   5  0   53 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 DARK JOURNEY 7596.  The ten other most popular fighters were HARE CREEK 
HAMMER 7367, SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593, BOAR 7597, THE MONK 7595, SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 
5096, THE CLAW 7520, THE TUSKER 7568, HEAD HUNTER 7600, TEMPEST 5443, and THE PIKER 
7569.

The least popular fighter this week was BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493, DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360, THE PIKER 7569, 
TEMPEST 5443, HEAD HUNTER 7600, THE TUSKER 7568, THE CLAW 7520, SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA 
5096, THE MONK 7595, and BOAR 7597.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA (33-5096) STORM BRINGERS (423)