DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/09/2009    Duedate: 07/22/2009

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-604

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOBALT
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7648) [11-2-1,97]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOBALT                         HIDDEN FURY
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            WINTER THAW (529)
(33-7648) [11-2-1,97]          (33-6171) [2-0-0,38]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARK JOURNEY                   HEAD HUNTER
STORM BRINGERS (423)           STORM BRINGERS (423)
(33-7596) [14-14-0,78]         (33-7600) [13-14-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STORM BRINGERS (423)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STORM BRINGERS (423)        30
2. WINTER THAW (529)           28      STORM BRINGERS (423)
3. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         18      Unchartered Team
4. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)      5
                                       WINTER THAW (529)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WINTER THAW (529)          3   2  0 60.0   1/ 1 STORM BRINGERS (423)      9  5 1
 2/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)     165 160 11 50.8   2/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   8  7 0
 3/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      272 264 24 50.7   3/ 3 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       7  8 1
 4/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  175 238  5 42.4   4/ 4*WINTER THAW (529)         3  2 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 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): PROTAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 616): ARCHIPPUS of TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 609): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 306): ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 448): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 412): NIGHTMARE STEED of GEMSTONE CREATIONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASSYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 394): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 510): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 623): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 619): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 616): TROUBLED WATERS (Anti, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 609): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 306): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 605): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 263): CRIMINAL MINDS (Black Guard, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 484): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 471): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 448): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 213): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 412): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 404): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 394): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 510): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 621): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 617): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                (turn 616): STUMP of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 305): CHOLERA of PESTILENCE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 603): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 594): MURSKAN PATRIOT of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 557): PRINCESS EMILY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 283): JACOB MARLEY of PHANTOM REGIMENT (Nomad, mgr.)
                   (turn 282): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 277): JUSTICE FOR ALL of OF WOLF AND MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
                             LAST CALL of INDIFFERENCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
                             SISTER MARY SUEELLEN of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             BOB'S COMIC COLLECTN of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 276): NIKKO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 264): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias Skyhawk, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 451): ZOE ALDIN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 447): OCTAVIA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Wow, did you guys read last turn's Dualmasters Column?  Seems Kobalt is as long
winded as Girlpants.  I'll make this a little shorter. First I'll respond to the
comments made about my teammate Lord Protector Pitt.  (Lord Protector Pitt 6.
Ravaged Queens 1.)  Seems to me you guys had good reason to hate him--his record
against you was devastating.  Oh and his ONLY loss to you guys was due to a weapon
break.  Second I thought I'd throw out this number.  7-4.  What does that mean you
ask?  That's the Stormbringers record vs the Ravaged Queens last 3 turns.

                             Tempest

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome NIATOLI ISLAND.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the 
fights have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Laughs were big 
at STORM BRINGERS while they watched HEAD HUNTER clobber RANGER.  He lost 14 points 
and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, MONOLYTH 
wasn't good enough at persuading TEMPEST to step down from the Duelmaster's throne... 
I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, STORM 
BRINGERS!  The bums at RAVAGING LORDS couldn't face the challenges from STORM 
BRINGERS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, CAROLINA LILY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to 
haunt you.  I hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that TALON 
STORM gets in.  He fights people like CAROLINA LILY, 14 points below.  I thought 
TALON STORM showed great skill and promise when he slew CAROLINA LILY.  All right, so 
I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  CAROLINA LILY of THE SEWING CIRCLE didn't know when to quit.  
When you've got a 9-7-2, that's a good sign.  Now she's dead.  Yeah, yeah, TOBY 
killed NINE PATCH, who was "too young to die."  Well, she was a fighter, and that's 
what you have to face.  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  
NIATOLI ISLAND is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I 
don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOBALT 7648                  11   2  1    97       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TALON STORM 7616             12  12  1    82       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 DARK JOURNEY 7596            14  14  0    78       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONOLYTH 7637                14   7  0    75       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 THE MONGOL 7634              13  14  2    70       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD HUNTER 7600             13  14  0    66       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 TOBY 7649                     7   6  1    61       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RANGER 7638                  10   8  1    43       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 HIDDEN FURY 6171              2   0  0    38       WINTER THAW (529)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656          5   2  1    30       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644              6  10  1    29       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONE STAR 7658                4   0  0    22       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 ARRG 6168                     1   0  0    10       WINTER THAW (529)
 SPLATT 6165                   0   1  0     3       WINTER THAW (529)
 ANUBYSS 7663                  0   1  0     1       STORM BRINGERS (423)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CAROLINA LILY 7646      9  7 2 THE SEWING CIRCL 388 TALON STORM 7616      604   
NINE PATCH 7657         3  1 0 THE SEWING CIRCL 388 TOBY 7649             604   
WALL 6169               0  1 0 WINTER THAW 529      GERELIN LOSTFIRE      604  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Leaf Piler -- I can't afford in more loses so I'll be taking my team off maintenance
now.  You'll be lucky to get a single win now.  And thanks for the 5-0 this turn.
And the throne. -- Ikillu

Winter Thaw -- Stick around and have some fun.  And you can throw snowballs at the
Storm Bringers. -- Ravaging Lords

Talon Storm -- Couldn't you decide on ONE hostile characteristic?  You know, Talon OR
Storm?  Both is overdoing it. -- Carolina Lily

Toby -- The more I look at you, the more I see that your face really belongs on a
jug.  Or a mug, I'm not sure which.  And I keep wanting to rip it off and PUT it
there, but... damn, I keep losing.  I hate that. -- Dirty Howel

Hidden Fury -- Ah, "winter thaw" is the same as "global warming"?  I suppose I should
worry about that, but it's just too much trouble. -- Drunkard's Path

The crowd was ready to send the Persistent Beggar to the Dark Arena, and it sounded
like a fine plan to me. -- Lone Star

The Embezzling Scribe's a bit of a wimp, isn't he?  I suppose it's the "white collar
crime" thing.  Not that his collar is white, so unfashionable, you know; it's a fine
sky-blue. -- Nine Patch

Our congratulations to Tempest. -- Jorja and the Sewing Circle

Iten. Girlpants -- Stop pulling your hair out.  Things will get better.  One day. --
Unkle Rake

Carolina Lily -- Good fight. -- Talon

Jorja -- That's a close race you and I are running for top team.  Of course Gen.
Girlpants isn't doing so hot.  That's to be expected though. -- Rake

Lord Protector Tempest -- Your teammate Pitt didn't take us up on that patch of the
reef, so it's still open if you want "lands." -- Barango, Commission Agent

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WALL was viciously butchered by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
KOBALT demolished DARK JOURNEY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title melee.
TALON STORM savagely slew CAROLINA LILY in a 1 minute bloody Challenge duel.
HEAD HUNTER devastated RANGER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
TEMPEST demolished MONOLYTH in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
THE MONGOL vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
TOBY butchered NINE PATCH in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
DIRTY HOWEL lost to HIDDEN FURY in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
DRUNKARD'S PATH vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LONE STAR won victory over SPLATT in a 2 minute novice's fight.
ARRG overpowered ANUBYSS in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   48 -  28 -  3      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  2      61  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 604 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         6  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KOBALT 7648                11   2  1   97 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOBY 7649                   7   6  1   61 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
WALL OF STEEL    RANGER 7638                10   8  1   43 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
PARRY-LUNGE      HIDDEN FURY 6171            2   0  0   38 WINTER THAW (529)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DARK JOURNEY 7596.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was HEAD HUNTER 7600.  The ten other most popular fighters were HIDDEN FURY 
6171, THE MONGOL 7634, DIRTY HOWEL 7644, LONE STAR 7658, KOBALT 7648, TOBY 7649, 
DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656, ARRG 6168, DARK JOURNEY 7596, and TALON STORM 7616.

The least popular fighter this week was ANUBYSS 7663.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MONOLYTH 7637, WALL 6169, SPLATT 6165, NINE PATCH 7657, RANGER 7638, 
CAROLINA LILY 7646, TALON STORM 7616, DARK JOURNEY 7596, ARRG 6168, and DRUNKARD'S 
PATH 7656.

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

TEMPEST (33-5443) STORM BRINGERS (423)