DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2008    Duedate: 04/30/2008

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE PIKER
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7569) [14-5-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE PIKER                      POSITION IS EMPTY
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            
(33-7569) [14-5-0,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE PIKER                      THE PIKER
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7569) [14-5-0,106]         (33-7569) [14-5-0,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAVAGING LORDS (44)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         29
2. TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)       5      KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
3. STORM BRINGERS (423)         0      Unchartered Team
4. SACKETT'S & CO. (552)        0
5. KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)     -11      TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    162 120 14 57.4   1/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       8  7 0
 2/ 3 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)   202 199 16 50.4   2- 1 STORM BRINGERS (423)      4  6 1
 3/ 2*TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)     4   4  0 50.0   3/ 3 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)    4  8 0
 4- 4 STORM BRINGERS (423)     114 117 10 49.4   4- 4 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     2  1 0
 5/ 5 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      175 202 18 46.4   5/ 6*TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)    1  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 591): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): QUINTUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): TIMES of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): LOCUST of PESTILENCE (Lord of Pestilence, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): SERVIUS of CAESAR'S THUGS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): ACE HEARTS HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): SOLDIER 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 591): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 586): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 584): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 290): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 525): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): X-MEN II (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 416): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 371): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 478): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 577): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in NIATOLI ISLAND!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  Too bad, STORM BRINGERS, 
but RAVAGING LORDS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for THE TUSKER?  
RAVAGING LORDS' proud of him after beating DUCK CREEK HAMMER and getting 9 points.  
Talk about yer big time losers!  SNAKE EYES HAMMER got smashed by M. CHARDINEE, and 
lost 8 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular gal in all 
NIATOLI ISLAND.  She got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) And I was 
just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, welcome THE PIKER.  
Aren't RAVAGING LORDS proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being a real snob to 
his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of STORM BRINGERS must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
I don't know what RAVAGING LORDS' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting 
many fights from STORM BRINGERS, that's fer sher.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE PIKER 7569               14   5  0   106       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493       20   5  0    89       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-HOPALONG 7259                 9   7  0    89       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-TEMPEST 5443                  9   7  1    73       STORM BRINGERS (423)
-SADDLE SORE 7368              6   6  2    69       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
-ABIGAIL 7388                  4   0  0    69       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE TUSKER 7568              11   9  0    66       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 THE MANIAC 7588               7   2  1    65       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360       12  15  1    62       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
 SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593        8   6  0    60       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366       11  16  0    49       KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
-QUINTILLUS 6088               4   0  0    40       TEMPLE OF CAESAR (525)
-DARK JOURNEY 7596             3   6  0    37       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GUT SHOT 7418                 4   1  0    29       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PITT 7615                     3   3  1    25       STORM BRINGERS (423)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEAD HUNTER 7600              5   3  0    22       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 THE MONK 7595                 5   6  0    22       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-TALON STORM 7616              3   2  0    16       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 THE CYCLOPS 7627              0   1  0     1       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HARE CREEK HAMME 7367   9 14 0 KLKASINO HAMMERZ 576 SADDLE SORE 7368      568  REVENGED
ATTICUS 6089            0  1 0 TEMPLE OF CAESAR 525 BLACK ORC             572  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

roister \ROY-stur\, intransitive verb:
1.  To engage in boisterous merrymaking; to revel; to carouse.
2.  To bluster; to swagger.

Roister is probably from Middle French rustre, "a boor, a clown; clownish," from
Latin rusticus, "rustic," from rus, "country."

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ATTICUS was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ACE HEARTS HAMMER was viciously subdued by THE PIKER in a 2 minute Title battle.
SNAKE EYES HAMMER was overpowered by M. CHARDINEE in a 5 minute mismatched duel.
THE MANIAC overpowered BEAR CREEK HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DUCK CREEK HAMMER was bested by THE TUSKER in a popular 1 minute expert's brawl.
THE MONK was devastated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
THE CYCLOPS was handily defeated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        11 -   8 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  17 -  2      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE       11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 572 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         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               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       THE PIKER 7569             14   5  0  106 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
TOTAL PARRY      ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493     20   5  0   89 KLKASINO HAMMERZ (576)
PARRY-LUNGE      THE TUSKER 7568            11   9  0   66 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MANIAC 7588             7   2  1   65 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE PIKER 7569.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was THE PIKER 7569.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE TUSKER 7568, THE 
MANIAC 7588, ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493, BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366, DUCK CREEK HAMMER 7360, 
ATTICUS 6089, SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593, THE MONK 7595, THE CYCLOPS 7627, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was THE CYCLOPS 7627.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE MONK 7595, SNAKE EYES HAMMER 7593, ATTICUS 6089, DUCK CREEK 
HAMMER 7360, BEAR CREEK HAMMER 7366, ACE HEARTS HAMMER 7493, THE MANIAC 7588, THE 
TUSKER 7568, THE PIKER 7569, and  0.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."