DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2010    Duedate: 09/01/2010

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-632

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCUTTLEBUTT
SEA DOGS (630)
(33-7702) [9-0-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCUTTLEBUTT                    POSITION IS EMPTY
SEA DOGS (630)                 
(33-7702) [9-0-0,117]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DIRTY HOWEL                    CRAB SMASHER
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        SEA DOGS (630)
(33-7644) [16-29-1,78]         (33-7660) [14-7-2,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (630)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (630)              57
2. LIVING HELL (628)           17      LIVING HELL (628)
3. DIVINE HERITAGE (465)        0      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (619)                -4
5. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     -5      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 LIVING HELL (628)         14   3  0 82.4   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (630)           12  2 0
 2/ 2 SEA DOGS (630)            48  39  2 55.2   2/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   6  9 0
 3/ 3 RAVAGING LORDS (44)      326 292 29 52.8   3/ 4 LIVING HELL (628)         3  0 0
 4- 4 DIVINE HERITAGE (465)     34  31  2 52.3   4- 3 DIVINE HERITAGE (465)     1  1 0
 5/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  233 314  7 42.6   5/ 5 RAVAGING LORDS (44)       1  2 0
 6/ 6 ERRATA (619)              14  22  0 38.9   6/ 6 ERRATA (619)              1  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 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): 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 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): 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  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, 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 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, 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.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 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  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (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  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for EATEN ALIVE!, who flew up 17 points in the rankings after mashing 
WINDMILL WILLY like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was WINDMILL WILLY, who dropped 14 points after a disappointing (to 
say the least) bout with EATEN ALIVE!.  It's a proud day for the SEA DOGS stable, as 
their warrior, SCUTTLEBUTT, ascended the Duelmaster's throne.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the NIATOLI ISLAND arena.  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad THE SEWING  CIRCLE?  Big bad THE 
SEWING CIRCLE.  Big bad THE SEWING CIRCLE.  NIATOLI ISLAND's afraid of the big bad 
THE SEWING CIRCLE.  Tra la la la la!  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling 
your rasberries, cause ERRATA beats feet every time THE SEWING CIRCLE smiles at them. 
Try farming, eh?  Well just about everybody wants a piece of DIRTY HOWEL, who was 
this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, there's the manager of the NIATOLI ISLAND giving me the 'cut' sign (or is 
that 'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCUTTLEBUTT 7702              9   0  0   117       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ZOMBIFIED 7622               11   0  0   141       LIVING HELL (628)
-GANGPLANK RIDER 7671          7   1  0    95       SEA DOGS (630)
 CRAB SMASHER 7660            14   7  2    93       SEA DOGS (630)
 SHARK BAIT 7652              15   7  0    91       SEA DOGS (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DIRTY HOWEL 7644             16  29  1    78       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-TORMENT 5297                  8   4  2    77       DIVINE HERITAGE (465)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPINNING STAR 7686           12  13  0    65       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 PEEP 7494                     9   6  0    63       ERRATA (619)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EATEN ALIVE! 7624             3   1  0    58       LIVING HELL (628)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOMINION 5299                 9   5  0    50       DIVINE HERITAGE (465)
 WINDMILL WILLY 7694           9  12  1    40       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-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                8   5  0    32       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 PEARL DIVER 7714              2   1  0    31       SEA DOGS (630)
 CRAY DAIZY 7706               6   7  0    25       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Peep -- I just can't get serious about you.  Damn. -- Dirty Howel

Eaten Alive! -- Yeah, that was a bad picnic.  I never did care for 'em anyway.  Why
eat outside when you have a prefectly comfortable house handy? -- Lazy Logs

Shark Bait -- Lies, all lies. -- Windmill Willy

The Userous Merchant came a long way to lose to me, but that's okay. -- Spinning Star

Pearl Diver -- What the heck?  You dive to gather pearls off the floor of the lake,
it says here.  Why would anyone throw pearls in the water in the first place? --
CraZy Daizy

Our congratulations to the Caged Rat.  Are they going to let you out when you reach
the Isle? -- Jorja and the Sewing Circle

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

19 August 10
POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EATEN ALIVE! devastated WINDMILL WILLY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CAGED RAT was vanquished by SCUTTLEBUTT in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
DIRTY HOWEL was overpowered by SHARK BAIT in a 1 minute bloody mismatched duel.
CRAB SMASHER overpowered PEEP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
SPINNING STAR devastated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
LAZY LOGS overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CRAY DAIZY was overpowered by PEARL DIVER in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  18 -  0      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  21 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 632 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         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SCUTTLEBUTT 7702            9   0  0  117 SEA DOGS (630)
BASHING ATTACK   CRAB SMASHER 7660          14   7  2   93 SEA DOGS (630)
AIMED BLOW       SHARK BAIT 7652            15   7  0   91 SEA DOGS (630)
WALL OF STEEL    PEEP 7494                   9   6  0   63 ERRATA (619)
SLASHING ATTACK  EATEN ALIVE! 7624           3   1  0   58 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 CRAB SMASHER 7660.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCUTTLEBUTT 
7702, SHARK BAIT 7652, SPINNING STAR 7686, PEARL DIVER 7714, EATEN ALIVE! 7624, PEEP 
7494, LAZY LOGS 7707, WINDMILL WILLY 7694, DIRTY HOWEL 7644, and CRAY DAIZY 7706.

The least popular fighter this week was CRAY DAIZY 7706.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DIRTY HOWEL 7644, WINDMILL WILLY 7694, LAZY LOGS 7707, PEEP 7494, EATEN 
ALIVE! 7624, PEARL DIVER 7714, SPINNING STAR 7686, SHARK BAIT 7652, SCUTTLEBUTT 7702, 
and CRAB SMASHER 7660.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CRAB SMASHER (33-7660) SEA DOGS (630)

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

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