DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/21/2012    Duedate: 07/04/2012

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-680

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEADLESS NORSEMAN
HALLOWIENERS (635)
(33-7758) [11-6-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEADLESS NORSEMAN              ELT
HALLOWIENERS (635)             SUMMERTEETH (640)
(33-7758) [11-6-0,125]         (33-7805) [5-1-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WARTLESS WITCH                 GWENIVERE
HALLOWIENERS (635)             CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
(33-7750) [10-8-0,71]          (33-7834) [4-7-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HALLOWIENERS (635)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CLAN PENDRAGON (641)        22
2. HALLOWIENERS (635)          19      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. SEA DOGS (630)              13      Unchartered Team
4. SUMMERTEETH (640)            9
5. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)      6      SUMMERTEETH (640)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HALLOWIENERS (635)        54  23  0 70.1   1/ 1 HALLOWIENERS (635)        9  1 0
 2- 2 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)    162 121 14 57.2   2/ 2 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   7  8 1
 3/ 3 SEA DOGS (630)            90  73  4 55.2   3/ 3 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      6  9 0
 4/ 5*SUMMERTEETH (640)         10   9  0 52.6   4/ 4*SUMMERTEETH (640)         4  3 0
 5/ 6 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  345 413 13 45.5   5/ 6 SEA DOGS (630)            1  4 1
 6/ 7 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      22  33  2 40.0   6- 7 SACKETT'S & CO. (552)     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 698): TOREADOR of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 631): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 688): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 689): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 686): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 630): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): REWARD of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 523): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 484): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 470): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 587): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 698): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 631): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 694): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 688): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 689): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 686): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 344): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 682): CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 679): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 671): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 630): FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): PURE POISON (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 546): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 528): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 523): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 484): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 478): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 470): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 587): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 697): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 700): ORIOLA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 696): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
               (turn 695): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
                  (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 561): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to NIATOLI ISLAND once again!  What's with LOTHAR KATHAL?  He 
actually beat THE SEWING CIRCLE's HASSIMOR SHOMUR, and walked away with 22 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at THE SEWING CIRCLE while they watched 
KURELLEU ZIEN clobber SIR OWEN.  It lost 5 points and got bruised from objects thrown 
from the stands.  KARINIRINA was reminded on the sands why HEADLESS NORSEMAN is 
Duelmaster.  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some 
team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  
NIATOLI ISLAND thinks SACKETT'S & CO. and their 162-121-14 is too much!  If at first 
you don't succeed, give up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at 
HALLOWIENERS ain't reelin'!  SACKETT'S & CO.'s mad!  What do people see in SHELLBACK? 
His 10-2-0?  SEA DOGS ain't talkin', but he's got 86 points.  JERK O'LANTERN expects 
the easy win by going 16 points down.  SHELLBACK will find this a hard lesson!  JERK 
O'LANTERN overcame SHELLBACK.  I bet JERK O'LANTERN could beat two-year-olds, too.  
Well, SEA DOGS knows who to set their sights on.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Hmm...  More surprises must remain in store for me, 
if FISHWIFE can return from the Dark Arena.  How long have I been here?  I got people 
to see, places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  All work 
and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEADLESS NORSEMAN 7758       11   6  0   125       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JERK O'LANTERN 7742          15   2  0   120       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOPALONG 7259                 9   7  0    89       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795        15  14  0    86       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 SHELLBACK 7769               10   2  0    86       SEA DOGS (630)
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740         11   3  0    83       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 KARINIRINA 7810              12   7  2    75       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 WARTLESS WITCH 7750          10   8  0    71       HALLOWIENERS (635)
-ABIGAIL 7388                  4   0  0    69       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800           13  10  0    53       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796         11  18  1    52       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 LOTHAR KATHAL 7832            3   8  1    51       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
-WHERE WOLF? 7809              4   0  0    47       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHE'S A JAR 7804              2   2  0    38       SUMMERTEETH (640)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GWENIVERE 7834                4   7  0    33       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 FISHWIFE 7822                 3   3  1    33       SEA DOGS (630)
-HULL SCRUBBER 7823            3   1  0    33       SEA DOGS (630)
 ELT 7805                      5   1  0    30       SUMMERTEETH (640)
-GUT SHOT 7418                 4   1  0    29       SACKETT'S & CO. (552)
 SIR OWEN 7831                 5   6  1    27       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYLAN 7861                    3   3  0    19       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858     3   5  0    16       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 DA2 7857                      3   2  0    12       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 SIR ULRIC 7866                0   2  0     2       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ARD-RI PENDRAGON 7833   6  3 0 CLAN PENDRAGON 641   KARINIRINA 7810       678   
STONE GOLEM             0  0 0 DARK ARENA           FISHWIFE 7822         680  NONE
MAN OVERBOARD 7865      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         SHEWISH GIANT         680  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We couldn't stay away. -- Sea Dogs

     Good.

Clan Pendragon -- Found your diplos, as suspected, under a bill.  I'm assembling a
return diplo for you. -- Jorja

Jerk O'Lantern -- Well!  That was a jerky thing to do.  Although how you could have
smoothed out the rhythm on a one-shotter is a puzzle. -- Karinirina

M. Chardinee.  (sigh)  Oh, well, he's an easy win. -- Tavelshan Kethal

Wartless Witch -- I keep feeling I should hand you a toad. -- Kurelleu Zien
P.S.  Although I'm told that is just "folk superstition."  Well, heck, I'm a folk.

Gwenivere -- Does your manager have the weapons and styles suitability chart? --
Hassimor Shomur
P.S.  Yes, I know, in the first half of that minute, you were doing okay, until I got
wound up (some mornings it takes me a while to get fully awake).  But you're never
going to do your best with a weapon when the Commission talks about "using it in an
unorthodox fashion."

Sir Owen -- Now, THAT was well done.  Mind you, *I* didn't like it, but it was well
done even so. -- Kielandor Venansinde

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FISHWIFE viciously butchered STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MAN OVERBOARD was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
JERK O'LANTERN demolished SHELLBACK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WARTLESS WITCH was bested by TAVELSHAN KETHAL in a 3 minute Challenge contest.
HEADLESS NORSEMAN demolished KARINIRINA in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
KURELLEU ZIEN devastated SIR OWEN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
HASSIMOR SHOMUR was overpowered by LOTHAR KATHAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GWENIVERE viciously subdued KIELANDOR VENANSINDE in a action packed 3 minute duel.
ELT won victory over DYLAN in a 4 minute duel.
DA2 defeated SIR ULRIC in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        25 -  15 -  2      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  12 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   7 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  20 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  1      19  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 680 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         2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       HEADLESS NORSEMAN 7758     11   6  0  125 HALLOWIENERS (635)
LUNGING ATTACK   JERK O'LANTERN 7742        15   2  0  120 HALLOWIENERS (635)
STRIKING ATTACK  TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795      15  14  0   86 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WARTLESS WITCH 7750        10   8  0   71 HALLOWIENERS (635)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WARTLESS WITCH 7750.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GWENIVERE 7834.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEADLESS NORSEMAN 
7758, DYLAN 7861, FISHWIFE 7822, WARTLESS WITCH 7750, TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795, KURELLEU 
ZIEN 7800, DA2 7857, JERK O'LANTERN 7742, SHELLBACK 7769, and SIR OWEN 7831.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR ULRIC 7866.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796, KARINIRINA 7810, MAN OVERBOARD 7865, ELT 7805, 
KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858, LOTHAR KATHAL 7832, SIR OWEN 7831, SHELLBACK 7769, JERK 
O'LANTERN 7742, and DA2 7857.