DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2010    Duedate: 02/17/2010

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-618

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZOMBIFIED
LIVING HELL (628)
(33-7622) [11-0-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZOMBIFIED                      DOMINION
LIVING HELL (628)              DIVINE HERITAGE (465)
(33-7622) [11-0-0,141]         (33-5299) [3-1-0,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOBY                           ZOMBIFIED
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            LIVING HELL (628)
(33-7649) [17-11-2,82]         (33-7622) [11-0-0,141]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     31
2. DIVINE HERITAGE (465)       16      LIVING HELL (628)
3. LIVING HELL (628)           14      Unchartered Team
4. SEA DOGS (630)               5
5. LORDS OF LIGHT (627)         0      DIVINE HERITAGE (465)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIVING HELL (628)         11   3  0 78.6   1/ 1 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   9  6 0
 2/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      314 284 29 52.5   2/ 3 SEA DOGS (630)            4  2 0
 3/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  206 272  7 43.1   3/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       4  3 1
 4- 4 LORDS OF LIGHT (627)      25  34  2 42.4   4/ 4 LIVING HELL (628)         3  3 0
 5/ 5 SEA DOGS (630)            15  23  2 39.5   5/ 0*DIVINE HERITAGE (465)     1  3 0
 6/ 0*DIVINE HERITAGE (465)      7  16  1 30.4   6- 5 LORDS OF LIGHT (627)      0  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

       + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Report from the Tourney #2 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     Larkin here once again, with more interviews from the tourney.  This time I'm
talking to a new manager, so new he doesn't even have a manager name.  "Sir... what
would you like me to call you, by the way?"
     "Why do you have to call me anything?  I don't understand why you want to
interview me.  There are lots of great managers here who could probably tell you
stuff--"
     "I'm looking for a new perspective, the point of view of someone who is just
starting out with the gladiatorial games."
     "Oh.  Well, I guess that would be me."
     "Absolutely right!  Tell me, what do you think of the tourney?  This is your
first, right?"
     "Right, my first," the young man agreed.  "And it's GREAT!  Everyone is just
great here!  I mean, most of these managers, they're, like, legends, you know?
Everybody's heard of them, and they have stables of HUNDREDS of gladiators, and
they've been polishing their tricks for YEARS, and I didn't figure I had much of a
chance, you know?"
     "The popular view is that no matter how much you know, the arena can always
throw a surprise at you--"
     "Yeah, yeah, I've heard that.  I don't know if I believe it, but I've heard it.
But that isn't the best thing about this tourney.  The best thing is that everyone
here has been GREAT.  Or else I didn't meet them--the ones that might not have been.
But I think I met just about everyone, and--"
     "And they were great.  I'm glad.  But perhaps you could tell our readers a
little more, maybe tell them how these experienced managers were great to you?"
     "Well, yeah, okay.  It's that everyone was so friendly and helpful, see?  The
ENTIRE Consortium talked to me about warrior design, for instance.  I learned a lot
there.  And, well, there was Mannequin, and The Greek Guy, and I actually met
Manager, too!  And they were all really helpful.  Advice, you know, and charts, and
all that stuff that was so confusing.  It was just the best experience!  I'm going to
do it again, for sure!"

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): CHAM DUGAN of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): ROS QUIN of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SANDY STRATTON of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 638): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 507): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 632): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 315): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 617): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 609): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 499): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 486): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 466): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 220): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 423): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 416): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 633): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
              (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (?, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 608): HYPER VIPER of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
               (turn 465): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      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.  And let's see, CRAB SMASHER 
fought CAGED RAT and gained 14 points and contributed to SEA DOGS' 1-1-0.  CAGED RAT 
has lost to CRAB SMASHER, falling 9 points, while helping make RAVAGING LORDS a 0-2-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ZOMBIFIED remains 
NIATOLI ISLAND's top warrior for another turn.  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 guess who avoided RAVAGING LORDS stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was LIVING HELL.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  DRUNKARD'S PATH has departed NIATOLI ISLAND, leaving THE SEWING 
CIRCLE without their 11-10-1 warrior.  Question, just what was his team doing at the 
taverns last night?  Is it really true that NIATOLI ISLAND has more dishwashers per 
capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in NIATOLI ISLAND, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in NIATOLI ISLAND 
again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZOMBIFIED 7622               11   0  0   141       LIVING HELL (628)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAB SMASHER 7660             7   2  2   103       SEA DOGS (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOBY 7649                    17  11  2    82       RAVAGING LORDS (44)
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644             12  19  1    82       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 CAGED RAT 7668               10   3  2    80       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAPHAEL 7611                  9   3  2    58       LORDS OF LIGHT (627)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHARK BAIT 7652               7   3  0    56       SEA DOGS (630)
 SPINNING STAR 7686            8   3  0    52       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 WINDMILL WILLY 7694           4   3  1    48       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-URIEL 7610                    7   5  0    28       LORDS OF LIGHT (627)
 DOMINION 5299                 3   1  0    24       DIVINE HERITAGE (465)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LULU BELLE 7701               3   0  0    23       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 TORMENT 5297                  2   2  1     9       DIVINE HERITAGE (465)
-EATEN ALIVE! 7624             0   1  0     7       LIVING HELL (628)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BITCHIN' BEAST 5228     2  3 0 DIVINE HERITAGE 465  MOUNTAIN TROLL        618  NONE
SUPERFOOL 5298          0  4 0 DIVINE HERITAGE 465  BLACK ORC             618  NONE
SPECTRAL 7703           0  1 0 LIVING HELL 628      WURM KIN              618  NONE
HUNGRY CAT 7681         5  3 2 RAVAGING LORDS 44    CRAB SMASHER 7660     615   
DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656   11 11 1 THE SEWING CIRCL 388 DANGEROUS CRIMIN      618  NONE
LONE STAR 7658          8  7 1 THE SEWING CIRCL 388 CAGED RAT 7668        615   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hrm, what am I doing all the way up in the Champions? -- Crab Smasher

     Smashing crabs from a higher altitude.

Crab Smasher -- Seems cruel if you ask me. -- Dirty Howel
P.S.  And even if you don't.

Shark Bait -- Seems to me you're just asking for a shark to come along and have you
for dinner.  Even if it means the shark gets caught, you've still been eaten, right?
I could go for that. -- Windmill Willy

I didn't mean to capture that darned orc.  He jusht wandered into my path and I fell
on 'im. -- Drunkard's Path
P.S.  And he was lumpy, not soft.

If that Guardsman isn't careful, his ambitions will be the death of him. -- Spinning
Star
P.S.  Or he could try learning some skills, that might help.

Eaten Alive! -- That should give you a little sympathy for oysters. -- Lulu Belle

     And oysters need all the sympathy they can get.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BITCHIN' BEAST was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
SUPERFOOL was narrowly killed by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
SPECTRAL was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ZOMBIFIED vanquished TOBY in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
CRAB SMASHER overpowered CAGED RAT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DIRTY HOWEL devastated SHARK BAIT in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SPINNING STAR beat THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute brawl.
DRUNKARD'S PATH was easily killed by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WINDMILL WILLY vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DOMINION vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TORMENT was vanquished by LULU BELLE 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|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  2      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   33 -  30 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 618 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZOMBIFIED 7622             11   0  0  141 LIVING HELL (628)
BASHING ATTACK   CRAB SMASHER 7660           7   2  2  103 SEA DOGS (630)
LUNGING ATTACK   TOBY 7649                  17  11  2   82 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
AIMED BLOW       SHARK BAIT 7652             7   3  0   56 SEA DOGS (630)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
The overall popularity leader is TOBY 7649.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BITCHIN' BEAST 5228.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZOMBIFIED 7622, DIRTY 
HOWEL 7644, SPINNING STAR 7686, CRAB SMASHER 7660, WINDMILL WILLY 7694, DOMINION 
5299, LULU BELLE 7701, SUPERFOOL 5298, TOBY 7649, and CAGED RAT 7668.

The least popular fighter this week was TORMENT 5297.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DRUNKARD'S PATH 7656, SPECTRAL 7703, SHARK BAIT 7652, CAGED RAT 7668, 
TOBY 7649, SUPERFOOL 5298, LULU BELLE 7701, DOMINION 5299, WINDMILL WILLY 7694, and 
CRAB SMASHER 7660.