DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/23/2010    Duedate: 01/05/2011

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-641

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCUTTLEBUTT
SEA DOGS (630)
(33-7702) [12-0-0,144]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCUTTLEBUTT                    ALDT
SEA DOGS (630)                 STEEL PATH 2 (603)
(33-7702) [12-0-0,144]         (33-7327) [5-1-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

HELEN KELLER                   VIN DIESEL
HEROES (633)                   HEROES (633)
(33-7729) [10-4-0,66]          (33-7726) [6-8-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (630)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     28
2. SEA DOGS (630)              15      HEROES (633)
3. ZOMBIE SQUAD (634)          11      Unchartered Team
4. STEEL PATH 2 (603)          10
5. HEROES (633)                 8      STEEL PATH 2 (603)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*STEEL PATH 2 (603)        20   4  0 83.3   1/ 2 SEA DOGS (630)            7  6 0
 2/ 5*ZOMBIE SQUAD (634)         2   1  0 66.7   2/ 4*STEEL PATH 2 (603)        6  0 0
 3/ 2 HEROES (633)              35  25  1 58.3   3/ 1 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4  5 0
 4/ 3 SEA DOGS (630)            59  46  2 56.2   4/ 3 HEROES (633)              4  8 0
 5- 4*WINTER THAW (529)          3   3  0 50.0   5/ 5*ZOMBIE SQUAD (634)        2  1 0
 6/ 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  255 329  8 43.7   6- 6*WINTER THAW (529)         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 659): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 659): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 657): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to THE SEWING CIRCLE, as they are pushed from the 
coveted top team spot by the SEA DOGS stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for CRAY 
DAIZY, who flew up 25 points in the rankings after mashing SHARK BAIT like a melon.  
Keep your eye on this guy.  Our battling duelmaster SCUTTLEBUTT has managed to hold 
the title, fending off WINDMILL WILLY's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next 
time, THE SEWING CIRCLE.  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.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Ask not the elves for counsel, for they 
will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCUTTLEBUTT 7702             12   0  0   144       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GANGPLANK RIDER 7671          9   1  0   106       SEA DOGS (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRAY DAIZY 7706              13   9  0    90       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 WINDMILL WILLY 7694          14  16  1    87       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-DEUS 7328                     5   0  0    87       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
 SHARK BAIT 7652              18   9  0    85       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HELEN KELLER 7729            10   4  0    66       HEROES (633)
 MOTHER TERESA 7728           11   3  0    64       HEROES (633)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIDDEN FURY 6171              2   1  0    53       WINTER THAW (529)
 ALDT 7327                     5   1  0    45       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
 GRANDMA'S FAN 7723            5   2  0    41       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 RISEM 7324                    6   0  0    39       STEEL PATH 2 (603)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MAZER 7335                    4   1  0    33       STEEL PATH 2 (603)
 VIN DIESEL 7726               6   8  1    29       HEROES (633)
 MANUTE BOL 7725               6   8  0    26       HEROES (633)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SALMON POACHER 7722           1   1  0    19       SEA DOGS (630)
 WISP 7732                     2   1  0    15       ZOMBIE SQUAD (634)
-ARRG 6168                     1   0  0    10       WINTER THAW (529)
-SPLATT 6165                   0   1  0     3       WINTER THAW (529)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MAN OVERBOARD 7766      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         STONE GOLEM           641  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Scuttlebutt -- You just blew me in circles. -- Windmill Willy

Deus -- They tell me I should care, and I ask them, why?  Yeah, it's embarrassing,
but so's a lot that happens in life.  That's like getting upset because the sun
rises.  Good fight. -- CraZy Daizy

Aldt -- Silly boy!  You need to learn subtlety.  It's amazing what you can do with a
little well-placed subtlety. -- Grandma's Fan
P.S.  I know it says you're a golem, but you're still a silly boy, and you still
would benefit from a dash of subtle.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a unpopular 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
SCUTTLEBUTT vanquished WINDMILL WILLY in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
GANGPLANK RIDER demolished VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SHARK BAIT was devastated by CRAY DAIZY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MOTHER TERESA savagely defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute bloody match.
HELEN KELLER was unbelievably bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute duel.
ALDT outlasted VIN DIESEL in a crowd pleasing 7 minute brawl.
GRANDMA'S FAN overpowered CULT MEMBER in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
MANUTE BOL was vanquished by RISEM in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WISP vanquished MORDANT DESERTER 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                  5         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 641 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SCUTTLEBUTT 7702           12   0  0  144 SEA DOGS (630)
BASHING ATTACK   CRAY DAIZY 7706            13   9  0   90 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
AIMED BLOW       SHARK BAIT 7652            18   9  0   85 SEA DOGS (630)
LUNGING ATTACK   HELEN KELLER 7729          10   4  0   66 HEROES (633)
WALL OF STEEL    MOTHER TERESA 7728         11   3  0   64 HEROES (633)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ALDT 7327                   5   1  0   45 STEEL PATH 2 (603)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is HELEN KELLER 7729.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was VIN DIESEL 7726.  The ten other most popular fighters were HELEN KELLER 
7729, GRANDMA'S FAN 7723, MOTHER TERESA 7728, GANGPLANK RIDER 7671, CRAY DAIZY 7706, 
ALDT 7327, WISP 7732, SCUTTLEBUTT 7702, RISEM 7324, and WINDMILL WILLY 7694.

The least popular fighter this week was MAN OVERBOARD 7766.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MANUTE BOL 7725, SHARK BAIT 7652, WINDMILL WILLY 7694, RISEM 
7324, SCUTTLEBUTT 7702, WISP 7732, ALDT 7327, CRAY DAIZY 7706, GANGPLANK RIDER 7671, 
and MOTHER TERESA 7728.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes