DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2010    Duedate: 08/18/2010

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-631

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

CAGED RAT
RAVAGING LORDS (44)
(33-7668) [18-8-2,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

CAGED RAT                      POSITION IS EMPTY
RAVAGING LORDS (44)            
(33-7668) [18-8-2,106]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIRTY HOWEL                    DIRTY HOWEL
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-7644) [16-28-1,84]         (33-7644) [16-28-1,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (630)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RAVAGING LORDS (44)         20
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     17      LIVING HELL (628)
3. SEA DOGS (630)              11      Unchartered Team
4. LIVING HELL (628)           11
5. DIVINE HERITAGE (465)        0      DOWNTIMERS (473)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 LIVING HELL (628)         13   3  0 81.3   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (630)            9  5 0
 2/ 3 SEA DOGS (630)            44  39  2 53.0   2/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   7  8 0
 3/ 2 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      326 291 29 52.8   3- 2 DIVINE HERITAGE (465)     4  1 0
 4- 4 DIVINE HERITAGE (465)     34  31  2 52.3   4/ 5 LIVING HELL (628)         2  0 0
 5/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  231 311  7 42.6   5/ 6 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       2  1 0
 6/ 6 ERRATA (619)              14  21  0 40.0   6/ 4 ERRATA (619)              1  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 649): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): PELICAN EELE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): CASS DOLLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 429): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 422): JOEY of J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 651): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 533): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 639): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 640): BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 630): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 622): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 291): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 278): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 498): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 479): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 474): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 538): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 644): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 646): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (TURN 636): ENCOLPIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
                          SILVER SAW of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 632): SARLOW of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 629): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 435): LOVE of LORDS OF VIRTUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 428): ROD DEDEAUX of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, 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.  EATEN ALIVE! caught the eye of 
many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested LAZY LOGS and was awarded 
11 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SHARK BAIT put 
down WINDMILL WILLY, causing him to lose 6 points of recognition in the process.  The 
city has turned out in honor of CAGED RAT, for with his arena victory he may now lay 
claim to the highest position in the city!  Would you believe that over half of the 
old women in NIATOLI ISLAND seem to feel that they could fight better than you 
gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city NIATOLI ISLAND.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in 
NIATOLI ISLAND these days is SEA DOGS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of ERRATA are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk at the 
arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are 
after LAZY LOGS.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in NIATOLI ISLAND.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye 
must I keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of 
Alastari await me!  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                  
 CAGED RAT 7668               18   8  2   106       RAVAGING LORDS (44)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOMBIFIED 7622               11   0  0   141       LIVING HELL (628)
 SCUTTLEBUTT 7702              8   0  0   101       SEA DOGS (630)
 GANGPLANK RIDER 7671          7   1  0    95       SEA DOGS (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644             16  28  1    84       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 CRAB SMASHER 7660            13   7  2    84       SEA DOGS (630)
-TORMENT 5297                  8   4  2    77       DIVINE HERITAGE (465)
 SHARK BAIT 7652              14   7  0    76       SEA DOGS (630)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEEP 7494                     9   5  0    67       ERRATA (619)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPINNING STAR 7686           11  13  0    55       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 WINDMILL WILLY 7694           9  11  1    54       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-DOMINION 5299                 9   5  0    50       DIVINE HERITAGE (465)
 EATEN ALIVE! 7624             2   1  0    41       LIVING HELL (628)
-AGONY 7704                    5   4  0    39       DIVINE HERITAGE (465)
-WALTER 7496                   5   8  0    37       ERRATA (619)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LAZY LOGS 7707                7   5  0    26       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 CRAY DAIZY 7706               6   6  0    26       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEARL DIVER 7714              1   1  0    14       SEA DOGS (630)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scuttlebutt -- I'm gonna have to work on squelching my sense of humor, because every
time I hear your name, the picture it makes in my head sets me laughing SOOO much
that I can't fight at all. -- Dirty Howel

Gangplank Rider -- Ah, is that a Rider of the Purple Wave? -- Windmill Willy

Peep?  That's a gladiatorial name?  It isn't... impressive. -- Spinning Star

Eaten Alive! -- Yeah, the mosquitoes are bad this season. -- CraZy Daizy

Osksi Noble?  Disappointing. -- Lazy Logs

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEEP was viciously subdued by DIRTY HOWEL in a 2 minute master's Challenge fight.
EATEN ALIVE! handily defeated LAZY LOGS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
CRAB SMASHER was vanquished by CAGED RAT in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
SCUTTLEBUTT overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHARK BAIT devastated WINDMILL WILLY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
GANGPLANK RIDER overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
SPINNING STAR bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 2 minute gruesome competition.
CRAY DAIZY won victory over PEARL DIVER in a action packed 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  18 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  22 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 631 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  CAGED RAT 7668             18   8  2  106 RAVAGING LORDS (44)
BASHING ATTACK   CRAB SMASHER 7660          13   7  2   84 SEA DOGS (630)
AIMED BLOW       SHARK BAIT 7652            14   7  0   76 SEA DOGS (630)
WALL OF STEEL    PEEP 7494                   9   5  0   67 ERRATA (619)
SLASHING ATTACK  EATEN ALIVE! 7624           2   1  0   41 LIVING HELL (628)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DIRTY HOWEL 7644.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DIRTY HOWEL 7644.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPINNING STAR 
7686, PEEP 7494, SCUTTLEBUTT 7702, GANGPLANK RIDER 7671, CRAY DAIZY 7706, EATEN 
ALIVE! 7624, CAGED RAT 7668, SHARK BAIT 7652, PEARL DIVER 7714, and LAZY LOGS 7707.

The least popular fighter this week was WINDMILL WILLY 7694.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CRAB SMASHER 7660, LAZY LOGS 7707, PEARL DIVER 7714, SHARK BAIT 
7652, CAGED RAT 7668, EATEN ALIVE! 7624, CRAY DAIZY 7706, GANGPLANK RIDER 7671, 
SCUTTLEBUTT 7702, and PEEP 7494.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CAGED RAT (33-7668) RAVAGING LORDS (44)

                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not transferred 
out of DM 85 by October 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions about any of your 
teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!