DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2012    Duedate: 04/25/2012

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-675

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHELLBACK
SEA DOGS (630)
(33-7769) [9-0-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHELLBACK                      ARD-RI PENDRAGON
SEA DOGS (630)                 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
(33-7769) [9-0-0,108]          (33-7833) [4-2-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAVELSHAN KETHAL               ARD-RI PENDRAGON
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
(33-7795) [12-12-0,64]         (33-7833) [4-2-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (630)              41
2. CLAN PENDRAGON (641)        39      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     18      Unchartered Team
4. BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)       8
5. BAD BREAD (95)              -2      BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)     7   3  1 70.0   1/ 1 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  11  4 0
 2/ 1 HALLOWIENERS (635)        39  20  0 66.1   2/ 3*CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      6  9 1
 3/ 0 SEA DOGS (630)            87  67  3 56.5   3/ 2*BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)    5  0 1
 4/ 3 BAD BREAD (95)           202 222 20 47.6   4/ 4 HALLOWIENERS (635)        2  1 0
 5/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  333 400 12 45.4   5/ 0 SEA DOGS (630)            2  3 0
 6/ 5*CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      13  17  2 43.3   6/ 5 BAD BREAD (95)            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 693): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 695): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 621): WOLFDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 689): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 691): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 683): ZOMBIE of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 684): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 344): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 681): CAPTAIN KIRK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 342): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 677): DEE N. EMMI of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 674): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 666): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 625): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 319): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 300): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 556): TIKI LA'BANE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 541): ANON of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 523): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 518): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 479): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 473): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 465): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 582): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 693): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 695): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 621): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 689): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 691): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 683): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 684): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 344): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 681): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 342): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 677): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 674): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 666): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 625): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 300): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 556): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 541): SUPERIOR FORCES 60 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 523): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 518): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 479): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 473): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 465): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 582): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 693): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 695): ANTIPHON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 621): WOLFDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 689): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 683): ZOMBIE of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 681): CASIMIR PULASKI of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 555): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 522): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 518): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                              KORDAL T'ROHN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, NIATOLI ISLAND?  Ain't you never seen Snide 
Clemens before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see DYLAN win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ARD-RI 
PENDRAGON beat FLOUR CHILD and FLOUR CHILD lost 9 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as SHELLBACK takes the Title and last 
week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Don't Drop Inn, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From NIATOLI 
ISLAND's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  BAD 
BREAD, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care 
to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was HALLOWIENERS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, 
I'm frightfully impressed, KARINIRINA was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch 
that ego swell, sports fans.  Now here's guts and stupidity all rolled into one, 
GWENIVERE challenged up 28 to take on KARINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE.  And, oof!  
GWENIVERE saw stars around hers helmet, after losing the fight, and disappointing the 
crowds, I might add.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in NIATOLI ISLAND to get a drink than The Don't 
Drop Inn!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine 
city of NIATOLI ISLAND.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of this 
place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHELLBACK 7769                9   0  0   108       SEA DOGS (630)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEADLESS NORSEMAN 7758        7   5  0    81       HALLOWIENERS (635)
-SLAYBAGEL 7105                9   2  0    72       BAD BREAD (95)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740          8   3  0    66       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795        12  12  0    64       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-JERK O'LANTERN 7742          10   2  0    63       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 KARINIRINA 7810              10   4  1    60       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WARTLESS WITCH 7750           7   6  0    55       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800           10   8  0    53       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-WHERE WOLF? 7809              4   0  0    47       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796          9  15  1    43       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HULL SCRUBBER 7823            3   0  0    31       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARD-RI PENDRAGON 7833         4   2  0    30       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 FROGGY FOO FOO 7851           4   0  1    28       BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)
 SIR OWEN 7831                 3   3  1    27       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 GWENIVERE 7834                3   3  0    27       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYLAN 7861                    1   0  0    20       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 FLOUR CHILD 7829              3   2  0    17       BAD BREAD (95)
 FISHWIFE 7822                 1   2  0    15       SEA DOGS (630)
 LOTHAR KATHAL 7832            1   5  1     9       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 CHALLAH AKBAR 7767            1   0  0     7       BAD BREAD (95)
 KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858     1   2  0     5       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIR GWAIN 7830          1  4 0 CLAN PENDRAGON 641   FROGGY FOO FOO 7851   674   
GIANT OVERBOARD 7860    0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         BLACK ORC             675  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 7859      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         ARENAMASTER KAGH      675  NONE
WILLOW 7839             0  1 0 ZOMBIE SQUAD 642     LOTHAR KATHAL 7832    671  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- I understand that your success is a partial illusion.  You still have to
have a consistant stable, so please accept my compliment.  As far as small arenas;
Northfork (47) is anything but small, yet somehow Morgan Lefey managed to take the
unchartered recognition leader on turn 313.  The rest of stable, difficulties at
best.  The Ard-ri stongly suggests that if we discuss the details of stables, we do
it via diplo. -- Myrddin

Kurellen Zien -- As the Ard-ri, I am honor bound to challenge you, to do anything
less in unspeakable.  However, you have earned a great and healthy respect.  Come,
join my circle of knights.  Finally, as a token of that respect, you may call me
Arthur.

Jorja -- The Ard-ri doesn't think it is honorable to enter the Turf War with his
vassels in two different locations.  Another factor to his decission is that we are
new to these customs and prefer not to be involved in the war. -- Myrddin

Why does this land have so many Embezzling Scribes and Persistent Beggars?  The first
should be metted out justice and the second cared for, is this how subjects are
treated? -- Ard-ri Pendragon

Bad Bread -- Have you run out of yeast?!  Have your warriors molded to the point
where you fear to have them fight?!  Are you afraid they might get burnt?!  Where is
your honor, you're supposed to be a manager of fighters, not lumps of kneaded dough!
-- Ard-ri Pendragon

Sir Owen -- You *deserved* to be devastated!  How do you think *I* felt when I found
out you're genderless?  Besides which, that was an enormously reckless challenge. --
Karinirina
P.S.  Looking at the details of that fight, I wonder if you're running fast enough
for your style?  I shouldn't have been able to jump you.  And you may be too heavily
armored.  You're supposed to be quick.
P.P.S.  Yes, okay, "supposed to be" is... hmm.  Not always correct.  But often it is,
too.
P.P.P.S.  Were you training skills?  I've got lots to teach.

Gwenivere -- Not the best weapon for you, and I don't care--okay, I personally care,
but as an advisor, I don't care how many times you hit me with it.  You simply aren't
going to get the best out of that. -- Tavelshan Kethal

P.S.  Train skills!
P.P.S.  "Uses the weapon in an unorthodox fashion" is Commission-speak for "shouldn't
have picked the damned thing up in the first place."

Damn!  That Dangerous Criminal just IS. -- Hassimor Shomur

Huh, well, the Captured Orc is a genuinely captured orc, but he isn't all that
dangerous. -- Kurelleu Zien

Ard-Ri Pendragon -- Good fight.  But make sure your manager remembers that if you
aren't training skills, you don't LEARN skills.  Well, except for an occasional one
as a consequence of the stat train. -- Kielandor Venansinde

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GIANT OVERBOARD was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by ARENAMASTER KAGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LOTHAR KATHAL was demolished by FROGGY FOO FOO in a 1 minute Bloodfeud melee.
GWENIVERE was overpowered by KARINIRINA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
ARD-RI PENDRAGON bested FLOUR CHILD in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
HEADLESS NORSEMAN was demolished by SHELLBACK in a 1 minute Title competition.
HASSIMOR SHOMUR was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute struggle.
KURELLEU ZIEN savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute master vs. novice brawl.
TAVELSHAN KETHAL vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
FISHWIFE lost to SIR OWEN in a popular 1 minute duel.
HULL SCRUBBER overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven match.
KIELANDOR VENANSINDE was savagely defeated by CHALLAH AKBAR in a 1 minute fight.
DYLAN devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW        18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  23 -  0      54  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     1 -  11 -  1       8  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 675 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:

LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         6  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHELLBACK 7769              9   0  0  108 SEA DOGS (630)
AIMED BLOW       HEADLESS NORSEMAN 7758      7   5  0   81 HALLOWIENERS (635)
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 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was ARD-RI PENDRAGON 7833.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
SHELLBACK 7769, KURELLEU ZIEN 7800, TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795, FISHWIFE 7822, SIR OWEN 
7831, FROGGY FOO FOO 7851, KARINIRINA 7810, HULL SCRUBBER 7823, CHALLAH AKBAR 7767, 
and DYLAN 7861.

The least popular fighter this week was KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were GWENIVERE 7834, LOTHAR KATHAL 7832, MAN OVERBOARD 7859, 
GIANT OVERBOARD 7860, HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796, HEADLESS NORSEMAN 7758, FLOUR CHILD 7829, 
DYLAN 7861, CHALLAH AKBAR 7767, and HULL SCRUBBER 7823.