DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2012    Duedate: 08/01/2012

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-682

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

JERK O'LANTERN
HALLOWIENERS (635)
(33-7742) [17-2-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JERK O'LANTERN                 ELT
HALLOWIENERS (635)             SUMMERTEETH (640)
(33-7742) [17-2-0,130]         (33-7805) [7-1-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WARTLESS WITCH                 JERK O'LANTERN
HALLOWIENERS (635)             HALLOWIENERS (635)
(33-7750) [12-8-0,94]          (33-7742) [17-2-0,130]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

HALLOWIENERS (635)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (630)              50
2. THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)     22      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. HALLOWIENERS (635)          16      Unchartered Team
4. SUMMERTEETH (640)           14
5. CLAN PENDRAGON (641)        12      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)        60  23  0 72.3   1/ 1 HALLOWIENERS (635)        8  1 0
 2/ 3*SUMMERTEETH (640)         16  11  0 59.3   2/ 2*SUMMERTEETH (640)         8  2 0
 3/ 4 SEA DOGS (630)            92  74  5 55.4   3/ 3 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      4 11 0
 4/ 5 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  347 421 13 45.2   4/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   4 11 0
 5/ 6 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      24  41  2 36.9   5/ 5 SEA DOGS (630)            3  3 2

    '*'   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 700): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 635): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 696): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 563): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 530): VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 700): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 635): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 696): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): SHIP HAPPENS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 563): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 530): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 697): RIPLEY BYRD of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Did you know that when they make you immortal, if you're headless, you STAY
headless???
     This is totally, totally unfair.  I had been expecting that they would at least
heal me before they made me immortal, but NOOOOO...  That would be an extra charge.
Damned Healers.
     And the Dark One just laughed at me and said I look good headless, whatever that
means.
     SO I get to be like this for the rest of eternity.
     I'm so bummed.  I'm going to take it out on whoever I fight in the arena.  So be
warned!

Headless Norseman
Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly NIATOLI ISLAND games.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 
record which SUMMERTEETH managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a 
record will draw challengers!  GWENIVERE caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested KURELLEU ZIEN and was awarded 24 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KIELANDOR VENANSINDE put down 
SHE'S A JAR, causing him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
TAVELSHAN KETHAL made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious HEADLESS NORSEMAN.  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me 
that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city NIATOLI ISLAND.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  SACKETT'S & CO. is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of HALLOWIENERS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  The warrior's path is harsh.  For 
mediocrity there is but one reward--death.  This past week SIR OWEN, at 6-7-1, 
departed NIATOLI ISLAND forever.  Rite of Bloodfeud must forever be reserved for 
teams with honor.  Witness NIATOLI ISLAND!  CLAN PENDRAGON has failed to revenge the 
slaying of fallen ARD-RI PENDRAGON.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins. 
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 JERK O'LANTERN 7742          17   2  0   130       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARTLESS WITCH 7750          12   8  0    94       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHELLBACK 7769               10   2  0    86       SEA DOGS (630)
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740         11   3  0    83       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795        15  16  0    80       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KARINIRINA 7810              12   9  2    79       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FISHWIFE 7822                 4   3  2    55       SEA DOGS (630)
 HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796         11  20  1    54       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 HULL SCRUBBER 7823            4   1  0    53       SEA DOGS (630)
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800           13  12  0    51       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 ELT 7805                      7   1  0    50       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 GWENIVERE 7834                5   8  0    48       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
-WHERE WOLF? 7809              4   0  0    47       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858     5   5  0    42       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 LOTHAR KATHAL 7832            3  10  1    42       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 SHE'S A JAR 7804              3   3  0    38       SUMMERTEETH (640)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA2 7857                      5   2  0    23       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856          1   0  0    15       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 DYLAN 7861                    3   5  0    14       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 SIR ULRIC 7866                0   4  0     4       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  NOT REVENGED
SIR OWEN 7831           6  7 1 CLAN PENDRAGON 641   FISHWIFE 7822         682   
MAN OVERBOARD 7872      0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         SPYMASTER             682  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Our congratulations to Headless Norseman, they ARE coming to get you.  Maybe you can
get a prosthetic head on the Isle? -- Jorja and the Sewing Circle

Headless Norseman -- Are we looking at tourney wins to let you out early?  Must be
kinda cool. -- Karinirina
P.S.  If anything can be cool at this time of year.

Jerk O'Lantern -- Wow, you really are a jerk!  Good to be what you are so completely,
I guess. -- Tavelshan Kethal

Sir Owen -- Looks like some serious aiming problems there.  Unless I was ducking into
some of the blows, which seems unlikely.  A few, maybe, but you were all over.  They
tell me experience and attack skills help.  I just hope I live long enough for you to
get 'em. -- Kurelleu Zien

Elt -- Well, that was embarrassing.  But on the positive side, I survived to be
embarrassed. -- Hassimor Shomur

Dylan -- So!  I get the only win on our team.  This gives me certain privileges
around the guildhouse, and I will milk them for all I can get.  Care to join me for
dinner? -- Kielandor Venansinde

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MAN OVERBOARD was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HEADLESS NORSEMAN devastated TAVELSHAN KETHAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
JERK O'LANTERN viciously subdued KARINIRINA in a 2 minute veteran's Title match.
WARTLESS WITCH devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute gory one-sided contest.
LOTHAR KATHAL was narrowly defeated by ELT in a 3 minute bloody competition.
SIR OWEN was dispatched by FISHWIFE in a 2 minute bloody fight.
SHE'S A JAR was beaten by KIELANDOR VENANSINDE in a 1 minute brawl.
KURELLEU ZIEN was handily defeated by GWENIVERE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
HASSIMOR SHOMUR was vanquished by HULL SCRUBBER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DYLAN lost to DA2 in a 3 minute fight.
SIR ULRIC was vanquished by PIEHOLDEN SWEET in a 2 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  10 -  2      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        25 -  14 -  3      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     15 -  16 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -  11 -  0      15  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   6 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 682 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   JERK O'LANTERN 7742        17   2  0  130 HALLOWIENERS (635)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    WARTLESS WITCH 7750        12   8  0   94 HALLOWIENERS (635)
AIMED BLOW       KARINIRINA 7810            12   9  2   79 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
SLASHING ATTACK  HULL SCRUBBER 7823          4   1  0   53 SEA DOGS (630)
STRIKING ATTACK  KURELLEU ZIEN 7800         13  12  0   51 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
WALL OF STEEL    ELT 7805                    7   1  0   50 SUMMERTEETH (640)
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 JERK O'LANTERN 7742.  The ten other most popular fighters were WARTLESS 
WITCH 7750, FISHWIFE 7822, DA2 7857, LOTHAR KATHAL 7832, DYLAN 7861, PIEHOLDEN SWEET 
7856, ELT 7805, SIR OWEN 7831, GWENIVERE 7834, and HULL SCRUBBER 7823.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR ULRIC 7866.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KURELLEU ZIEN 7800, KARINIRINA 7810, TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795, MAN 
OVERBOARD 7872, HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796, KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858, SHE'S A JAR 7804, 
HULL SCRUBBER 7823, GWENIVERE 7834, and SIR OWEN 7831.

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

HEADLESS NORSEMAN (33-7758) HALLOWIENERS (635)