DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/20/2009    Duedate: 09/02/2009

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOBALT
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7648) [14-2-1,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOBALT                         ZOMBIFIED
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            LIVING HELL (628)
(33-7648) [14-2-1,112]         (33-7622) [4-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DARK JOURNEY                   MONOLYTH
STORM BRINGERS (423)           RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7596) [16-15-0,103]        (33-7637) [15-9-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RAVAGING LORDS (44)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (630)              18
2. STORM BRINGERS (423)        18      RAVAGING LORDS (44)
3. LIVING HELL (628)           17      Unchartered Team
4. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     11
5. DEFENDERS (626)              1      LIVING HELL (628)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LIVING HELL (628)          4   0  0  100   1/ 1 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       8  7 0
 2/ 3 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      280 271 24 50.8   2/ 4*SEA DOGS (630)            6  8 1
 3/ 4 STORM BRINGERS (423)     171 168 11 50.4   3/ 3 STORM BRINGERS (423)      6  8 0
 4/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  180 242  5 42.7   4/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   5  4 0
 5/ 0 DEFENDERS (626)           12  20  1 37.5   5/ 6*LIVING HELL (628)         2  0 0
 6/ 6*SEA DOGS (630)             6  12  1 33.3   6/ 0 DEFENDERS (626)           0  1 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 624): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): SUPERSTARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 607): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 473): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of NIATOLI ISLAND!  Know me for who I am, Zontani 
Sharp Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  My praise to STORM BRINGERS 
for their 3-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round 
deserving of notice!  DIRTY HOWEL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested THE MONGOL and was awarded 22 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DIRTY HOWEL put down THE 
MONGOL, causing him to lose 22 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has KOBALT in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's 
proven his combat skill yet again.  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the 
top team has gained their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In NIATOLI ISLAND "art" is a word that 
has long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to 
beat in NIATOLI ISLAND these days is THE SEWING CIRCLE.  At least, most blades in 
town are looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of STORM BRINGERS are 
catching the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the 
avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  DARK 
JOURNEY take warning!  You have more than a few enemies in NIATOLI ISLAND.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Many townsmen have begin to remark over the fact that after one 
more round of duels THE SEWING CIRCLE's Bloodfeud against TOBY will have expired.  
Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a 
dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in NIATOLI ISLAND as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I 
keep thy company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till 
we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no 
one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOBALT 7648                  14   2  1   112       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK JOURNEY 7596            16  15  0   103       STORM BRINGERS (423)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644              9  10  1    83       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 TOBY 7649                     9   7  1    80       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
-TALON STORM 7616             13  13  1    72       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 MONOLYTH 7637                15   9  0    70       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEAD HUNTER 7600             14  16  0    58       STORM BRINGERS (423)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIFIED 7622                4   0  0    56       LIVING HELL (628)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARK BAIT 7652               3   0  0    33       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAB SMASHER 7660             2   1  1    33       SEA DOGS (630)
 DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656          7   3  1    32       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-FALWORTH 7601                 8   5  0    29       DEFENDERS (626)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANUBYSS 7663                  2   2  0    19       STORM BRINGERS (423)
 LONE STAR 7658                4   3  0    15       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 CAGED RAT 7668                1   0  0    11       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 GRAY FANG 7613                1   2  0     5       DEFENDERS (626)
-WINTER SWORD 7602             0   3  0     3       DEFENDERS (626)
 SHAR 7665                     0   3  0     3       STORM BRINGERS (423)
-BLIMRING 7604                 0   3  0     3       DEFENDERS (626)
-MAELSTROM 7607                0   1  0     1       DEFENDERS (626)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 7672      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         WURM KIN              607  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 2 7673    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         GERELIN LOSTFIRE      607  NONE
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   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gen. Girl Pants -- Look at that, we tied this turn.  That certainly made you very
happy. -- Uncle Rake

Ranger -- No No No!  Don't go to the Dark Arena!  I need you to help pad my record.
-- Head Hunter

Sea Dogs -- You guys are beating me up.  I'm gonna be forced to poke a hole in your
boat. -- Emissary for the Stormbringers

Head Hunter -- Huh, don't see why you want to do that.  One head should be enough for
anybody, and you've already got that. -- Dirty Howel

A Capshured Orc?  What the heck? -- Drunkard's Path

Zombiefied -- Damn.  I think we need some teammates so I won't be the only loss on
the team. -- Lone Star

Talon Storm -- Well, I don't know about "fine," but she wasn't bad.  Still, death
happens in the arena.  Otherwise we might as well be playing tiddlywinks. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to The Mongol. -- Jorja and the Swewing Circle

The Mongol -- Why would you want lands?  A nuisance, lands.  Taxes, you know, and
then the Neighborhood Association turns up and wants to know why you aren't keeping
things in a better state.  Lands are a burden.  Go to the Isle and play poker all day
instead. -- Barango, Commission Agent

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD 2 was butchered by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
ZOMBIFIED demolished DRUNKARD'S PATH in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
DARK JOURNEY vanquished TOBY in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
KOBALT overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
MONOLYTH was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 2 minute veteran's duel.
THE MONGOL was overpowered by DIRTY HOWEL in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
HEAD HUNTER defeated CRAB SMASHER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SHARK BAIT vanquished LONE STAR in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ANUBYSS defeated GRAY FANG in a 2 minute beginner's duel.
SHAR was overpowered by CAGED RAT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                 11         AIMED BLOW         3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   52 -  34 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  6         6  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KOBALT 7648                14   2  1  112 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOBY 7649                   9   7  1   80 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
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 MONOLYTH 7637.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZOMBIFIED 7622, 
KOBALT 7648, SHARK BAIT 7652, ANUBYSS 7663, DARK JOURNEY 7596, HEAD HUNTER 7600, 
CAGED RAT 7668, MAN OVERBOARD 7672, DIRTY HOWEL 7644, and CRAB SMASHER 7660.

The least popular fighter this week was SHAR 7665.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LONE STAR 7658, TOBY 7649, DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656, MAN OVERBOARD 2 7673, 
GRAY FANG 7613, CRAB SMASHER 7660, DIRTY HOWEL 7644, MAN OVERBOARD 7672, CAGED RAT 
7668, and HEAD HUNTER 7600.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DARK JOURNEY (33-7596) STORM BRINGERS (423)

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

THE MONGOL (33-7634) RAVAGING LORDS (44)