DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/02/2009    Duedate: 04/15/2009

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-597

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DARK JOURNEY
STORM BRINGERS (423)
(33-7596) [10-11-0,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DARK JOURNEY                   POSITION IS EMPTY
STORM BRINGERS (423)           
(33-7596) [10-11-0,97]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEMPEST                        DARK JOURNEY
STORM BRINGERS (423)           STORM BRINGERS (423)
(33-5443) [14-14-1,96]         (33-7596) [10-11-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STORM BRINGERS (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         14
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)      2      RAVAGING LORDS (44)
3. STORM BRINGERS (423)         0      Unchartered Team

                                       QUASI-LEGAL OPS (580)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      253 248 22 50.5   1/ 2 STORM BRINGERS (423)     10  5 0
 2/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)     146 145 10 50.2   2/ 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       9  6 1
 3/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  154 228  4 40.3   3/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4  9 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 614): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): OPTIMUS PRIME of NOSTALGIA (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): IN HIDING of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 614): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 611): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 609): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 602): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 587): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 550): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 280): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 477): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 444): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 387): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 503): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 616): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 610): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            ZIRCON of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 612): CRICKET of LEGENDS (Hombre, mgr.)
                           STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
               (turn 611): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 598): DEE T. EMTER of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 597): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 596): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                 (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 464): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 441): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     My advice to you, Tempest, is "Armor."  Wear it.
     And to all here, thanks for the dances, and fare you all well, I'm off to
retirement.  My vital statistics are available on request, but I'll have you know
that the Commission assures me that I'm very Attractive and Cool.  No doubt I can
find some use for that in a non-gladiatorial setting.

                                    Korienellen

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in NIATOLI ISLAND this turn, and 
let's start with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as RAVAGING LORDS is pushed out of top team by STORM BRINGERS, who came 
from 2nd with a 3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, KOBALT fought TALON STORM and gained 
10 points and contributed to RAVAGING LORDS' 3-2-0.  RANGER has lost to TEMPEST, 
falling 6 points, while helping make RAVAGING LORDS a 3-2-0 turn.  PITT challenged 
for the Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone THE SEWING CIRCLE's warrior. 
Defending hers title for another turn, KORIENELLEN kept STORM BRINGERS' warrior, 
PITT, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Don't Drop Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  RAVAGING LORDS has cause to stand tall, 
as they were NIATOLI ISLAND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And avoiding RAVAGING LORDS more than any other team we find STORM 
BRINGERS.  NIATOLI ISLAND, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  
The most challenged warrior this turn was STORM BRINGERS' warrior TEMPEST.  More 
fighters challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!  Building dreams on hope, THE 
MONGOL challenged up 28 points this turn to take on DARK JOURNEY from STORM BRINGERS 
stable.  And though THE MONGOL lost to DARK JOURNEY, the valiant attempt earned him 2 
worth of recognition.  Foolhardiness can sometimes pay.  Well now, what do you expect 
when someone like TOBY from RAVAGING LORDS challenges down 18 points to fight DIRTY 
HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system 
like this.  TOBY beat DIRTY HOWEL, as if it surprises anyone.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that NIATOLI ISLAND has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in NIATOLI ISLAND again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK JOURNEY 7596            10  11  0    97       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPEST 5443                 14  14  1    96       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 PITT 7615                    12   6  1    94       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MONGOL 7634              10  10  1    69       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 RANGER 7638                   7   4  1    67       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RINTIRISSE 7340              10  35  0    66       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KOBALT 7648                   6   0  1    64       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 MONOLYTH 7637                10   4  0    58       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD HUNTER 7600             10  10  0    46       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 TALON STORM 7616              9   8  0    40       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 TOBY 7649                     3   3  0    37       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAROLINA LILY 7646            5   4  2    21       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644              2   7  1    14       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BEARTRACK 7645          2  5 0 THE SEWING CIRCL 388 KOBALT 7648           595   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

General Girl Pants -- Is that you?  Still wearing big girl panties I see.  And still
talking silly.  You better than me?  Ha ha ha.  You always were a joker or should I
say joke.  I see my record against you since my return is 4-1.  That's 80% by the way
that means your record against me is 1-4, 20%.  I'll be taking top team from you this
turn and soon the chartered team.  I may if you start talking nice allow you to be my
personal footstool.  See how kind I am?  I'll also be dualmaster again this turn. --
Uncle Rake
P.S.  My record against you before I left was also a winning one.  Keep trying
though.

Korienellen -- Well fought. -- Tempest

Talon Storm -- I'm better than my record, well, I could hardly help it!  Good try,
though. -- Rintirisse
P.S.  As a matter of fact, I do china painting in my spare time.  I find it relaxing.

Toby -- You don't seem lordly, but you sure are ravaging!  Ouch. -- Dirty Howel

A win is always good, but a Persistent Beggar?  Does this even count? -- Carolina
Lily

D.J. -- You get the wins in exchange for the skills, that's payment enough. -- Dirty
Howel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PITT was bested by KORIENELLEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge fight.
RANGER was vanquished by TEMPEST in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
THE MONGOL was subdued by DARK JOURNEY in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
TALON STORM was devastated by KOBALT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TOBY demolished DIRTY HOWEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
RINTIRISSE lost to KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
MONOLYTH bested CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. beginner competition.
HEAD HUNTER vanquished CAROLINA LILY in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   4 -  1      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  20 -  3      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  17 -  2      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 597 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         5  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PITT 7615                  12   6  1   94 STORM BRINGERS (423)
WALL OF STEEL    RANGER 7638                 7   4  1   67 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
STRIKING ATTACK  KOBALT 7648                 6   0  1   64 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TEMPEST 5443.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DARK JOURNEY 7596.  The ten other most popular fighters were KOBALT 7648, TOBY 
7649, TEMPEST 5443, THE MONGOL 7634, MONOLYTH 7637, HEAD HUNTER 7600, PITT 7615, 
TALON STORM 7616, RINTIRISSE 7340, and RANGER 7638.

The least popular fighter this week was CAROLINA LILY 7646.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DIRTY HOWEL 7644, RANGER 7638, RINTIRISSE 7340, TALON STORM 
7616, PITT 7615, HEAD HUNTER 7600, MONOLYTH 7637, THE MONGOL 7634, TEMPEST 5443, and 
TOBY 7649.

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

KORIENELLEN (33-7370) THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)