DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2008    Duedate: 01/23/2008

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-565

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE CLAW
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7520) [10-12-1,67]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE CLAW                       POSITION IS EMPTY
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            
(33-7520) [10-12-1,67]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE CLAW                       THE TUSKER
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7520) [10-12-1,67]         (33-7568) [8-5-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAVAGING LORDS (44)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STORM BRINGERS (423)        28
2. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         18      KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
3. KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)      14      Unchartered Team
4. DEFENDERS (626)              6
5. LORDS OF LIGHT (627)         0      PHONETICS IV (160)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   190 180 15 51.4   1/ 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       9  3 1
 2/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      98 103  9 48.8   2/ 2 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)    9  6 0
 3/ 5 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      155 187 18 45.3   3/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      7  8 0
 4/ 0 LORDS OF LIGHT (627)      22  28  1 44.0   4- 0 LORDS OF LIGHT (627)      5  5 0
 5/ 4 DEFENDERS (626)           11  14  1 44.0   5/ 4 DEFENDERS (626)           1  3 0
 6- 6 ERRATA (619)              13  20  0 39.4   6- 6 ERRATA (619)              0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings out there, my adoring fans.  Your Queen here.  Yes, once again I'm on the
throne.  No surprise there.  This time however I have some bad news--I have been
given my notice and they are sending me to Advanced.  I understand little girls like
the Maniac of Ravaging Lords will be happy but for the rest of you I understand your
heartache.  Not to worry I'm sure I'll have enough time on my hands to come back for
a celebrity visit every once in a while.  Maybe I'll come back and put on an
exhibition with your top warrior as long as the "commission" pays me enough.  Anyway
I'm off to bloodfeud little Maniac, and if he hides out again I'll take it out on one
of his teammates. 

                         Shannarian D'anjellica
                         Queen of Niatoli
                         Greatest Show on Sand
                         The Great One
                         Perfection Personified
                         And your eternal Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  STORM BRINGERS had cause to celebrate, after TEMPEST got 16 points by 
beating HARE CREEK HAMMER.  HARE CREEK HAMMER certainly had a baffled expression on 
his face, after losing to TEMPEST and losing 1 points in the process!  KHALHUMS DWARF 
found out that NIATOLI ISLAND isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  Word has it one team in NIATOLI ISLAND is using psychics to predict 
wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from the lion, so 
did the "warriors" in NIATOLI ISLAND avoid RAVAGING LORDS.  The warriors of RAVAGING 
LORDS found their efforts at combat frustrated as STORM BRINGERS apparently had more 
important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, HARE CREEK HAMMER 
could open up a fast food joint!  As a confidence booster, THE TUSKER challenged BEAR 
CREEK HAMMER, down 16 points.  Do you also slay vicious rodents in your spare time, 
THE TUSKER?  THE TUSKER beat BEAR CREEK HAMMER.  The whole thing leaves a bitter 
memory.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in NIATOLI ISLAND is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
NIATOLI ISLAND, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The 
Don't Drop Inn.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CLAW 7520                10  12  1    67       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

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)
-FALWORTH 7601                 8   2  0    59       DEFENDERS (626)
 ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493       16   2  0    58       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE TUSKER 7568               8   5  0    55       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360        9  11  0    48       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-RAPHAEL 7611                  7   3  1    45       LORDS OF LIGHT (627)
-HANIEL 7612                   6   4  0    43       LORDS OF LIGHT (627)
 TEMPEST 5443                  5   5  1    41       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366        9  11  0    38       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593        6   1  0    37       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-WALTER 7496                   5   8  0    37       ERRATA (619)
 HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367        8  12  0    36       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-URIEL 7610                    6   4  0    34       LORDS OF LIGHT (627)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE MANIAC 7588               2   0  1    33       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MONK 7595                 3   1  0    18       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 HEAD HUNTER 7600              2   0  0    18       STORM BRINGERS (423)
-RATZIEL 7608                  2   8  0    14       LORDS OF LIGHT (627)
-KHAMAEL 7609                  1   9  0    12       LORDS OF LIGHT (627)
 DARK JOURNEY 7596             0   3  0     3       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 WINTER SWORD 7602             0   3  0     3       DEFENDERS (626)
-BLIMRING 7604                 0   3  0     3       DEFENDERS (626)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THURMONIN 7606          0  2 0 DEFENDERS 626        BANDIT PRINCE         565  NONE
BOAR 7597               1  2 0 STORM BRINGERS 423   DARK CHAMPION         565  NONE
MEDUSA 5499             3  2 0 STORM BRINGERS 423   THE MANIAC 7588       563   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

The Maniac -- Why did you duck my bloodfeud, you nasty looking little man? --
Shanarian

Maniac -- I'm curious as to why you didn't fight this turn with the rest of your
stable.  Sick?  Fever?  Surely it's not because you were dodging my blood.  I'd hate
to think you a coward. -- Rake, mgr. Stormbringers

Piker -- *sigh* I thought by allowing you to hold my seat for a couple of days that
you would put up a better fight when I came to take it back.  I suppose it was my
fault.  How silly of me to think you would last 'til the second minute. -- The Great
One

Hammer -- Getting a little tired running into your fighters, my old friend.  It's not
been good for my record. -- Rake

Ikillu -- Shovel?  Yes, very good.  The Rake was a nickname bestowed in my younger
days because of a life style I used to live.  Life style is long gone but the name
never left.  Of course it's not nearly as catchy or original as Ikullu.  That I know
took some deep thinking.  Perhaps the hiring of a good bard and some well spent gold.
On to other things.  What happened to your boy Maniac?  He is your boy, isn't he?
Unbecoming it is to surround yourself with cowards. -- Rake
P.S.  Thanks for the welcome back.

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

THURMONIN was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BOAR was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
THE TUSKER subdued BEAR CREEK HAMMER in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
TEMPEST vanquished HARE CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DARK JOURNEY was overpowered by THE MONK in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA bested KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 2 minute expert's brawl.
THE CLAW devastated DUCK CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
ACE HEARTS HAMMER outwaited THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a dull 17 minute fight.
SNAKE EYES HAMMER outwaited THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd boring 15 minute duel.
HEAD HUNTER viciously subdued WINTER SWORD in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    6 -  12 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   5 -  1      17  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 565 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493     16   2  0   58 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE TUSKER 7568             8   5  0   55 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE CLAW 7520.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE TUSKER 7568.  The ten other most popular fighters were DARK JOURNEY 7596, THE 
CLAW 7520, HEAD HUNTER 7600, BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366, TEMPEST 5443, THE MONK 7595, 
THURMONIN 7606, BOAR 7597, HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367, and DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360.

The least popular fighter this week was ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593, WINTER SWORD 7602, DUCK CREEK HAMMER 
7360, HARE CREEK HAMMER 7367, BOAR 7597, THURMONIN 7606, THE MONK 7595, TEMPEST 5443, 
BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366, and HEAD HUNTER 7600.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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