DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2012    Duedate: 09/12/2012

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-685

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HULL SCRUBBER
SEA DOGS (630)
(33-7823) [7-1-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HULL SCRUBBER                  MULCHER
SEA DOGS (630)                 TOOL SHED (638)
(33-7823) [7-1-0,96]           (33-7780) [1-0-0,36]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAVELSHAN KETHAL               KURELLEU ZIEN
THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)        THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
(33-7795) [16-18-0,67]         (33-7800) [14-14-0,59]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SEA DOGS (630)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SEA DOGS (630)              45
2. TOOL SHED (638)             34      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. BAD BREAD (95)              28      Unchartered Team
4. CLAN PENDRAGON (641)        20
5. HALLOWIENERS (635)          -4      TOOL SHED (638)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HALLOWIENERS (635)        61  25  0 70.9   1/ 1 SEA DOGS (630)            7  1 0
 2/ 2 SUMMERTEETH (640)         21  15  0 58.3   2/ 3 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   7  8 0
 3/ 3 SEA DOGS (630)            99  75  5 56.9   3/ 2 SUMMERTEETH (640)         5  4 0
 4/ 0 BAD BREAD (95)           206 225 20 47.8   4/ 6*TOOL SHED (638)           3  6 0
 5/ 4 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  354 429 13 45.2   5/ 5 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      3  7 1
 6/ 5 CLAN PENDRAGON (641)      27  48  3 36.0   6/ 0 BAD BREAD (95)            1  2 0
 7/ 6*TOOL SHED (638)            3   6  0 33.3   7/ 4 HALLOWIENERS (635)        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 703): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): KARNINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 703): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): JESSIE'S SPUDS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Oh, my, a Veteran Mercenary.  That name bothers me just a little, you know:  I
respect Veterans, but Mercenaries... not so much.

                                    Karinirina

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
NIATOLI ISLAND brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see FISHWIFE win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
FISHWIFE beat TAVELSHAN KETHAL and TAVELSHAN KETHAL lost 15 points.  You're breakin' 
my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as HULL SCRUBBER 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?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  SUMMERTEETH, 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 it 
looks like HALLOWIENERS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  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                  
 HULL SCRUBBER 7823            7   1  0    96       SEA DOGS (630)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JERK O'LANTERN 7742          17   2  0   130       HALLOWIENERS (635)
-SHELLBACK 7769               11   2  0    95       SEA DOGS (630)
-WARTLESS WITCH 7750          12   8  0    94       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740         11   3  0    83       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 FISHWIFE 7822                 6   3  2    78       SEA DOGS (630)
 KARINIRINA 7810              14  10  2    74       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
-SLAYBAGEL 7105                9   2  0    72       BAD BREAD (95)
 TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795        16  18  0    67       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASSIMOR SHOMUR 7796         12  22  1    66       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800           14  14  0    59       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 GWENIVERE 7834                6   9  0    59       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELT 7805                      9   2  0    58       SUMMERTEETH (640)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WHERE WOLF? 7809              4   0  0    47       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858     7   6  0    46       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 FLOUR CHILD 7829              6   2  0    42       BAD BREAD (95)
 SHE'S A JAR 7804              4   4  0    42       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 LOTHAR KATHAL 7832            3  12  1    38       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 MULCHER 7780                  1   0  0    36       TOOL SHED (638)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856          2   0  0    24       SUMMERTEETH (640)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DA2 7857                      6   4  0    22       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 BOX CUTTA 7783                2   0  0    22       TOOL SHED (638)
 DYLAN 7861                    4   6  0    21       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
 SIR ULRIC 7866                1   5  1    14       CLAN PENDRAGON (641)
-WHITE SQUALL 7862             1   0  0    12       SEA DOGS (630)
 FRANK N STEIN 7887            1   1  0    10       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 THE HUNTRESS 7886             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?
OSKSI NOBLE             0  0 0                      SIR ULRIC 7866        685  NONE
CHALLAH AKBAR 7767      2  2 0 BAD BREAD 95         GERELIN LOSTFIRE      685  NONE
DRY HEEL 7873           0  1 0 BAD BREAD 95         ARENAMASTER KAGH      685  NONE
SIR OWEN 7831           6  7 1 CLAN PENDRAGON 641   FISHWIFE 7822         682   
FLOTSAM 7879            0  1 0 SEA DOGS 630         MOUNTAIN TROLL        685  NONE
BROKEN TOOL 7888        0  1 0 TOOL SHED 638        ARENAMASTER KAGH      685  NONE
BROKEN TOOL 2 7890      0  1 0 TOOL SHED 638        BANDIT PRINCE         685  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jorja -- I understand and promise.  It's a shame that a woman, who is a gamer, just
trying to be a friend and help a fellow gamer; and the person takes it completely out
of context.  You have my PROMISE, gratitude and friendship. -- Myrddin

Kielamdor -- Thanks, I though so too.  I told Dylan to pace himself as well. -- Gwen

Jorja -- Thanks for the advice, changed to a long spear to give it a try. -- The
Huntress

Fishwife -- You'll be descaled, gutted, and cleaned sooon enough. -- Myrddin

Hey, Kielandor, what happened to supper?  I had my turkey day pants on and was ready
to eat! -- Dylan

Karinirina -- Congrats on making Duelmaster (but the Ard-Ri would have beat you to
it.) -- Everyone at Clan Pendragon

Myrddin -- This has been one of those months, the ones... I dunno, someone washed 'em
hot water and they shrank?  I didn't realize two weeks had gone by until I looked at
the list of due-today arenas.  Your best learning experience is, still, entering a
team for ten turns in Noblish Island (dm 93). -- Jorja, trying and failing to get
caught up

Elt -- Darned straight I was "vicious."  My self-respect was at stake!  Still, not a
bad fight. -- Tavelshan Kethal

Hull Scrubber -- Oh, well, a clean hull is not something to sneeze at.  Makes for
faster travel and all.  I could just wish you hadn't used that BIG scraper on me. --
Hassimor Shomur

A, a Userous Merchant.  That's always satisfying.  I've had trouble with merchants
before this, especially the money-lenders.  Kielandor Venansinde

She's a Jar -- No, she's more like a door slammed in my face. -- Kurelleu Zien

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHALLAH AKBAR was butchered by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BROKEN TOOL was butchered by ARENAMASTER KAGHAL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DRY HEEL was easily killed by ARENAMASTER KAGHAL in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FLOTSAM was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
BROKEN TOOL 2 was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
KARINIRINA was devastated by HULL SCRUBBER in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
TAVELSHAN KETHAL was savagely defeated by FISHWIFE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
KIELANDOR VENANSINDE was defeated by GWENIVERE in a 2 minute melee.
LOTHAR KATHAL lost to ELT in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
HASSIMOR SHOMUR vanquished SHE'S A JAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KURELLEU ZIEN viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute one-sided fight.
DYLAN was overpowered by FLOUR CHILD in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
MULCHER subdued DA2 in a 2 minute competition.
SIR ULRIC put to death OSKSI NOBLE in a 2 minute contest.
BOX CUTTA savagely defeated FRANK N STEIN in a 3 minute bloody match.
THE HUNTRESS was beaten by FRATSFA SLAVE in a popular 4 minute amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     17 -   7 -  0      71  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        23 -  15 -  3      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  22 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   9 -  0      18  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   8 -  1      11  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         TOTAL PARRY        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 685 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         5  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HULL SCRUBBER 7823          7   1  0   96 SEA DOGS (630)
AIMED BLOW       FISHWIFE 7822               6   3  2   78 SEA DOGS (630)
WALL OF STEEL    ELT 7805                    9   2  0   58 SUMMERTEETH (640)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FLOUR CHILD 7829            6   2  0   42 BAD BREAD (95)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was KURELLEU ZIEN 7800.  The ten other most popular fighters were THE 
HUNTRESS 7886, BOX CUTTA 7783, FISHWIFE 7822, MULCHER 7780, GWENIVERE 7834, FLOUR 
CHILD 7829, HULL SCRUBBER 7823, KIELANDOR VENANSINDE 7858, LOTHAR KATHAL 7832, and 
ELT 7805.

The least popular fighter this week was SIR ULRIC 7866.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHE'S A JAR 7804, TAVELSHAN KETHAL 7795, KARINIRINA 7810, BROKEN TOOL 
7888, CHALLAH AKBAR 7767, DYLAN 7861, BROKEN TOOL 2 7890, FLOTSAM 7879, DRY HEEL 
7873, and FRANK N STEIN 7887.