DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/29/2013    Duedate: 09/11/2013

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-711

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GRU-SON OF GROTT
BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
(33-7539) [16-7-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GRU-SON OF GROTT               SSSINK!
BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)          F/X (648)
(33-7539) [16-7-1,103]         (33-7925) [3-0-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BYL BONESNAPPER                BYL BONESNAPPER
BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)          BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
(33-7557) [11-10-1,51]         (33-7557) [11-10-1,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEMONSPAWN (194)            20
2. F/X (648)                   18      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)       16      Unchartered Team
4. KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)     13
5. SUMMERTEETH (640)           10      F/X (648)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*F/X (648)                  3   0  0  100   1/ 3 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     9  6 0
 2/ 2 HALLOWIENERS (635)        85  43  4 66.4   2/ 1 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       9  6 0
 3- 3 BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)    17  12  3 58.6   3/ 2 DEMONSPAWN (194)          9  6 0
 4/ 4 SUMMERTEETH (640)         69  57  2 54.8   4/ 4 KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)   6  7 0
 5/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      352 332 30 51.5   5/ 5 HALLOWIENERS (635)        4  6 1
 6/ 6 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    564 547 54 50.8   6/ 6*F/X (648)                 3  0 0
 7/ 7 KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)  125 132  8 48.6   7/ 7 SUMMERTEETH (640)         2  5 0
 8/ 8 DEMONSPAWN (194)         237 282 14 45.7   8- 8 BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)    1  1 1
 9/ 9 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)  382 503 13 43.2   9- 9*WORLD BLADES 5 (645)      1  2 0
10-10*WORLD BLADES 5 (645)       1   3  0 25.0  10/10 THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)   0  4 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 729): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 731): PROCLUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 693): FLYING CLOUD of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 725): SABBATH of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 728): WELL DON of GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 719): DEBRA ELSITH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 720): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 717): THE WHITE RABBIT of EVIL EATER BUNNIES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 713): MR SCHICICLES of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 710): DIGITALIS of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 702): FURIOUS FROGPALER of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 661): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): ERMINE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 592): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 577): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 559): FLAME SPIDER of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 554): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 515): GORAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 509): TEASER II of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 501): MONSTER MASH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 618): SERGE of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 729): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 731): THE UNDEAD (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 693): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 725): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 728): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 719): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 719): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 717): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 713): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 710): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 702): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 661): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 592): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 577): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 559): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 554): TOLBIN'S GEMS (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 515): TOLBIN'S LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 509): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 501): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 618): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 729): SCALES of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 693): STARSINGER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 727): GOLD DUBLOON of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 719): WALTER PIDGEON of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 716): CAIRRAIG AMADAN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 712): BRAINS MCGEE of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                          SHADOWFIST of DRAGON RIDERS (Daikkan, mgr.)
                          KAMI FLAUGE of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
                          OBLITERATION of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 710): DIGITALIS of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
                                   SPRYTE of OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 702): JOCK MACBEAGH of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 661): KHARIJANH of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): RAVAGE of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                               NO BATHROOM of BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 591): MERVIN OLDES of MIDDLE WAY WO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 723): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 554): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 515): KINVER TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 501): MONSTER MASH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Everyone's favorite little flower is still here on the throne!  I must admit, I
do look good up here.  This last turn did the trick, I'm off to immortality!  I'm a
little afraid of the dark, so I won't be doing the traditional challenge to the Dark
Arena this turn.  I'm giving someone the opportunity to actually earn this
prestigious chair by beating me on my way to the isle.  Of course, when I win,
someone will back into the throne, but it won't be my stable mate Spryte!  Congrats
to him on joining me with his own promotion!  What can I say?  We're just that darn
good!  We'll be leaving Obsidian Hall with a real young team but I see some promise
in a few of you. Perhaps in a few turns you'll be up here espousing your own
Duelmistress (okay, Duelmaster too) column!

Digitalis Immortus

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of NIATOLI ISLAND.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir 
to give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Practice pays 
for SSSINK!, who pummelled PIEHOLDEN SWEET, to pocket 18 points.  TORG THUNDERCLAP 
found out that NIATOLI ISLAND isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be 
Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and 
ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Perhaps the warriors of KNIGHTS OF LEGEND should 
take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of OBSIDIAN HALL, so did that sorry team shy from 
KNIGHTS OF LEGEND Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, PRINCE VALIANT is the most challenged warrior.  Mismatched 
by 13 points, PRINCE VALIANT overcame EQUINOPHOBIC COWBOY.  Is this really worth 
noting?  I thought EQUINOPHOBIC COWBOY showed great skill and promise when he was 
bested by PRINCE VALIANT.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Never one to advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see KNIGHTS OF LEGEND 
retaliate against HALLOWIENERS in bloodfeud!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it 
slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid NIATOLI ISLAND farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRU-SON OF GROTT 7539        16   7  1   103       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740         13   3  0   111       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465        17  15  1    99       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 TORG THUNDERCLAP 7554        13   9  2    91       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KURELLEU ZIEN 7800           18  36  0    90       THE SEWING CIRCLE (388)
 SSSINK! 7925                  3   0  0    75       F/X (648)
 BS 3630                       6   3  0    70       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856         15  12  0    69       SUMMERTEETH (640)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRINCE VALIANT 3587           8   8  0    53       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
 BYL BONESNAPPER 7557         11  10  1    51       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 FUTURE AGE 7917               5   2  1    44       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 EQUINOPHOBIC COWBOY 8046      4   3  2    42       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 INIGO MONTOYA 8054            3   3  1    40       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 DEMON 8037                    4   3  1    39       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 DEN'S FAVORITE 3581           7   5  0    36       DEMONSPAWN (194)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BROCK 8055                    4   1  0    31       DEMONSPAWN (194)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETRONILLA 8057               4   2  0    22       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
-COLOGNE 7876                  1   1  0    22       WORLD BLADES 5 (645)
 MYTEE 8041                    2   6  0    21       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 BENJYN BLAYDE 8062            2   2  0    20       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 SIR EDWARD 8047               4   3  0    18       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
 VIXEN 8063                    3   1  0    18       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 PERCIVAL 8056                 2   4  0    10       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
 BLEAK 8078                    1   1  0    10       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 BAD DREAM GENIE 8058          0   3  0     7       HALLOWIENERS (635)
-FRIDGE BOX ROBOT 7948         0   2  0     6       HALLOWIENERS (635)
-JUNK FROG 7871                0   1  0     1       BATTLE FROGS SO1 (644)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SIR GAWAINE 4570        5  5 0 KNIGHTS OF LEGEN 224 EQUINOPHOBIC COW 8046 709  JUST REVENGED
SPIRITHOT MINE 8053     1  1 1 OBSIDIAN HALL 192    INIGO MONTOYA 8054    707  JUST REVENGED
DA2 7857               19 14 1 SUMMERTEETH 640      TORG THUNDERCLAP 7554 708   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Two more graduates are on the way.  I hope the RUGs see fit to grant us promising
recruits in their stead. -- DD

Hmmm, that was an unexpected turn of events Inigo. -- Benjen

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SPRYTE devastated INIGO MONTOYA in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
SSSINK! vanquished PIEHOLDEN SWEET in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
EQUINOPHOBIC COWBOY was subdued by PRINCE VALIANT in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MYTEE was vanquished by FUTURE AGE in a popular 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BAD DREAM GENIE was defeated by VIXEN in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge match.
DIGITALIS devastated TORG THUNDERCLAP in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GRU-SON OF GROTT devastated KURELLEU ZIEN in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
LORTAN FALCONEYE handily defeated BS in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DEN'S FAVORITE was viciously subdued by BYL BONESNAPPER in a popular 3 minute duel.
DEMON vanquished SIR EDWARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PERCIVAL was overpowered by BENJYN BLAYDE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PETRONILLA overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute one-sided match.
BROCK devastated BLEAK 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                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         LUNGING ATTACK    35 -  21 -  6      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        28 -  26 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  13 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  31 -  3      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 711 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 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   GRU-SON OF GROTT 7539      16   7  1  103 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
WALL OF STEEL    LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465      17  15  1   99 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
AIMED BLOW       SSSINK! 7925                3   0  0   75 F/X (648)
STRIKING ATTACK  BYL BONESNAPPER 7557       11  10  1   51 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
TOTAL PARRY      FUTURE AGE 7917             5   2  1   44 SUMMERTEETH (640)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BYL BONESNAPPER 7557.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BYL BONESNAPPER 7557.  The ten other most popular fighters were EQUINOPHOBIC 
COWBOY 8046, FUTURE AGE 7917, GRU-SON OF GROTT 7539, SSSINK! 7925, PRINCE VALIANT 
3587, LORTAN FALCONEYE 7465, DEMON 8037, BENJYN BLAYDE 8062, PETRONILLA 8057, and 
BROCK 8055.

The least popular fighter this week was BLEAK 8078.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PERCIVAL 8056, SIR EDWARD 8047, DEN'S FAVORITE 3581, BS 3630, PIEHOLDEN 
SWEET 7856, INIGO MONTOYA 8054, KURELLEU ZIEN 7800, TORG THUNDERCLAP 7554, VIXEN 
8063, and BAD DREAM GENIE 8058.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GRU-SON OF GROTT (33-7539) BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

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

DIGITALIS (33-6862) OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
SPRYTE (33-7101) OBSIDIAN HALL (192)