DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/30/2009    Duedate: 05/13/2009

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-599

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE MONGOL
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7634) [12-10-2,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE MONGOL                     POSITION IS EMPTY
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            
(33-7634) [12-10-2,99]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TEMPEST                        DARK JOURNEY
STORM BRINGERS (423)           STORM BRINGERS (423)
(33-5443) [15-15-1,87]         (33-7596) [11-12-0,88]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAVAGING LORDS (44)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STORM BRINGERS (423)        42
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     25      RAVAGING LORDS (44)
3. RAVAGING LORDS (44)          3      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/ 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      259 252 23 50.7   1/ 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       9  6 1
 2/ 2 STORM BRINGERS (423)     150 151 10 49.8   2/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   8  4 0
 3/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  161 229  4 41.3   3/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      7  8 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 616): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): PHILOLAUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): ZIGADENUS of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): ANTIOCH of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): MOUNTAIN GENERAL of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 262): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 616): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 618): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 614): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 613): GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 600): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 598): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 589): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 281): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 261): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 479): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 466): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 446): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 443): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 210): MIDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 389): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 505): REIGNING DOOM et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 612): AVENGELINA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 611): WEE MAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (turn 610): PUBLIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 604): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
              (turn 603): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          RED BULL of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 303): THERMOPYLAE of WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 599): LUCIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 552): KRYSTAL MEYERS of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg)
                 (turn 551): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 275): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Manniquin, mgr.)
                             BLACKENED of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                 (turn 274): KILLING JOKE of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 465): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 442): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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  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.

     Well, I smacked around one of the Windbags and found myself sitting on the
throne.  Ikillu was correct again.

-- The Mongol

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in NIATOLI ISLAND a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  The THE SEWING CIRCLE guild 
has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where 
this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, PITT fought RANGER and gained 20 points 
and contributed to STORM BRINGERS' 3-2-0.  RANGER has lost to PITT, falling 15 
points, while helping make RAVAGING LORDS a 3-2-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and THE MONGOL remains NIATOLI ISLAND's top warrior for 
another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Don't Drop Inn until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  STORM BRINGERS 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 guess who avoided STORM BRINGERS stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was RAVAGING LORDS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was RAVAGING LORDS' warrior RANGER.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  RINTIRISSE has departed NIATOLI 
ISLAND, leaving THE SEWING CIRCLE without their 11-35-0 warrior.  Question, just what 
was hers team doing at the taverns last night?  Seriously now, is it really honorable 
for THE MONGOL from RAVAGING LORDS to kill RINTIRISSE and give THE SEWING CIRCLE the 
chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob 
the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in NIATOLI ISLAND and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE MONGOL 7634              12  10  2    99       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PITT 7615                    13   7  1    96       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK JOURNEY 7596            11  12  0    88       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPEST 5443                 15  15  1    87       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 KOBALT 7648                   8   0  1    81       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 RANGER 7638                   8   5  1    74       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD HUNTER 7600             11  11  0    58       STORM BRINGERS (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONOLYTH 7637                11   5  0    51       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 TALON STORM 7616              9  10  0    37       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 CAROLINA LILY 7646            7   4  2    36       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644              4   7  1    32       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 TOBY 7649                     3   5  0    27       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656          2   0  0    23       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  NOT REVENGED
RINTIRISSE 7340        11 36 0 THE SEWING CIRCL 388 THE MONGOL 7634       599   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rinteresse -- That 39 fight difference was huge.  It was kinda like being down
challenged by a stormbringer, except I didn't win. -- Toby

Tempest -- Hahahohohohahahahohohahaha. -- The Mongol

Pitt -- Hehehohohehehahahohohehehaha. -- Ranger 

Talon Storm -- Muhahahahahahaaa. -- Kobalt

Rake -- Hahahahohohehehahahohohahaha. -- Ikillu

Gen. Girl Pants -- Hey good job you finally beat me in a turn.  I was beginning to
think you were every bit as sorry as you were last time I was here. -- Rake
P.S.  Storm Bringers 3, Ravaged Queens 1

Kobalt -- Down Challenge?  Of course.  Your team made that tactic famous the last
time I was here.  You know what they say about turnabout being fair play. -- Talon

Ranger -- Ha Ha Ha.  It took me breaking my weapon for you to finally beat me.  It's
ok I'll see you again. -- Pitt

All -- Lost my title to Kung Fu Master.  How depressing. -- D.J.

Carolina Lily -- I figured it worked out for the Headless Horseman for a couple
hundred years, thought I'd give it a shot. -- Head Hunter

Toby -- I once knew a jug by that name.  Do you suppose it was a relative of yours?
It was a good jug, you know.  Didn't leak, held a lot, all that good jug stuff. --
Rintirisse

The Osksi Noble?  Ridiculous.  He should go home. -- Carolina Lily

I knew an Embezzling Scribe over on the mainland once.  He embezzled all the vowels
out of the stuff he wrote for people.  Everything was illegible, and there were a lot
of lawsuits about it.  It was fun to watch. -- Dirty Howel

Tha' ol' Pershistan' Bugger was easy. -- Drunkard's Path

Talon Storm -- It was the moon phase. -- Rintirisse

29 April 09
Greetings All -- This is Vincent Michaels, "the Rake", mgr. of the Stormbringers out
of DM 33 Niatoli Island, back after a relatively long layoff.  I come back to my
arena to find only two other teams there.  Terrible!  I'm calling on all you managers
out there who have inactive teams in Niatoli to put them back in the game.  Also,
anyone else who wants to come check out our little island are welcome.  Good food and
a lot of good gambling, and you will have a chance to smack around Gen. GirlPants and
his band of Ravaged Queens.  Great fun.  Come one, come all!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PITT devastated RANGER in a action packed 1 minute brutal mismatched Challenge fight.
HEAD HUNTER was handily defeated by KOBALT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
MONOLYTH vanquished TALON STORM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE MONGOL assassinated RINTIRISSE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
TEMPEST devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
DARK JOURNEY overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TOBY lost to CAROLINA LILY in a action packed 1 minute duel.
DIRTY HOWEL vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DRUNKARD'S PATH won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  22 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  14 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|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 599 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              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                  
STRIKING ATTACK  THE MONGOL 7634            12  10  2   99 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
LUNGING ATTACK   PITT 7615                  13   7  1   96 STORM BRINGERS (423)
WALL OF STEEL    RANGER 7638                 8   5  1   74 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CAROLINA LILY 7646          7   4  2   36 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 PITT 7615, KOBALT 
7648, TEMPEST 5443, MONOLYTH 7637, THE MONGOL 7634, TOBY 7649, CAROLINA LILY 7646, 
DIRTY HOWEL 7644, DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656, and RANGER 7638.

The least popular fighter this week was RINTIRISSE 7340.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TALON STORM 7616, HEAD HUNTER 7600, RANGER 7638, DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656, 
DIRTY HOWEL 7644, CAROLINA LILY 7646, TOBY 7649, THE MONGOL 7634, MONOLYTH 7637, and 
TEMPEST 5443.