DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/19/2013    Duedate: 01/01/2014

NIATOLI ISLAND ARENA

DM-33    TURN-719

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LADY KALDRA
LUROCIANS II (92)
(33-5451) [12-6-2,155]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LADY KALDRA                    WEIRDO
LUROCIANS II (92)              CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
(33-5451) [12-6-2,155]         (33-8091) [3-2-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BYL BONESNAPPER                BYL BONESNAPPER
BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)          BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
(33-7557) [14-15-2,63]         (33-7557) [14-15-2,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)       47
2. OBSIDIAN HALL (192)         37      HALLOWIENERS (635)
3. LUROCIANS II (92)           32      Unchartered Team
4. HALLOWIENERS (635)          24
5. SUMMERTEETH (640)            2      CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 HALLOWIENERS (635)        90  54  4 62.5   1/ 1*CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)  9  5 0
 2/ 1*CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)  14   9  0 60.9   2/ 3 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)     9  6 0
 3/ 3 SUMMERTEETH (640)         77  68  3 53.1   3/ 2 DEMONSPAWN (194)          8  7 2
 4/ 4 LUROCIANS II (92)        361 335 25 51.9   4- 4 KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)   4  5 0
 5/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)      370 353 31 51.2   5/ 5 OBSIDIAN HALL (192)       4 11 0
 6/ 6 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)    586 565 55 50.9   6/ 6 SUMMERTEETH (640)         3  3 0
 7- 8 KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)  142 149  8 48.8   7/ 7 LUROCIANS II (92)         3  6 1
 8/10 DEMONSPAWN (194)         258 301 16 46.2   8/ 8 HALLOWIENERS (635)        3  6 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 737): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): MARTYR of TORTURED (Iron Maiden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 709): FRANKIE of SERPENTS HOLD 929 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): NO RAIN of BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): PING of G.O.L.G. (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): RAMEX of VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SERENA of SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): NABUCA of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4U! (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 721): DROGON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): LADY KALDRA of LUROCIANS II (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): VAMPIRE SQUID of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): LAPUR BISQUE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): DING DONG of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 600): SFC1 of MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): DAISY DAWG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): FIFINE GILLY of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): KALDAN TEN KARAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 571): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): HOGSHEAD of COUNTRY PIE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 509): THE MONGOOSE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): MARTIN BLANK of BLOOD TITANS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 737): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 739): THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 709): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 727): ALL THINGS FLOYD (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 728): THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 366): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 725): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 364): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 773): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 718): CLASSIC CHARACTERS (The Producer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 710): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 341): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 335): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 322): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 600): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 567): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 562): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 271): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 523): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 509): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 626): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 736): WATSON of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 738): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           KANE TOAD of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
                           GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 733): STOLEYOURSPOT of BASH BROS PARKING (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 736): EVERBRINGER of SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 363): GROM HELLSCREAM of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 720): PIMP IN A BOX of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 669): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 599): MEECHAM of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 561): NOCALLLISTEXEMPTION of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                            (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 270): CARPENTER of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 517): DEADLY FORCE of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Wow, first turn back and little ol me is already the duelmistress.  I didn't
make any challenges this time as it didn't really matter who I fight.  I wish all of
you luck with your lofty aspirations for my spot.  I've got to go and get my nails
fixed as I chipped a nail in that last fight.  Be so much easier if you guys would
just go down without such a fight.  Oh well, see you next turn from this same spot
I'm sure.

Lady Kaldra

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in NIATOLI ISLAND a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, BENJYN 
BLAYDE fought VETERAN MERCENARY and gained 16 points and contributed to OBSIDIAN 
HALL's 2-3-0.  LADY LOVE has lost to FRIDGE BOX ROBOT, falling 8 points, while 
helping make CLASSIC CHARACTERS a 2-2-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and LADY KALDRA remains NIATOLI ISLAND's top warrior for 
another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped 
under the table at The Don't Drop Inn?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  BIG LAKE BANDITS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were NIATOLI ISLAND's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is 
a team to beat.  And guess who avoided BIG LAKE BANDITS stable the most?  Believe it 
or not, it was DEMONSPAWN.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was CLASSIC CHARACTERS' warrior LADY LOVE.  More fighters challenged her than 
challenged the Duelmaster!  In a fit of brilliance or of stupidity (hard to say 
sometimes), INIGO MONTOYA challenged PIEHOLDEN SWEET today, facing a 30 difference in 
recognition.  And crowds were on their feet when INIGO MONTOYA claimed a victory from 
PIEHOLDEN SWEET, and now has 79 points for its efforts.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  I guess it was coming sooner or later, DEMONSPAWN has lost BS, and 
NIATOLI ISLAND is bound to miss him.  For a little while, at least.  Seriously now, 
is it really honorable for LADY KALDRA from LUROCIANS II to kill BS and give 
DEMONSPAWN the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  A brave warrior does not carry 
a red shield, he has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well. 
     I like this place, NIATOLI ISLAND, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in NIATOLI ISLAND 
and I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in NIATOLI 
ISLAND again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LADY KALDRA 5451             12   6  2   155       LUROCIANS II (92)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEET WITH EYES 7740         13   3  0   111       HALLOWIENERS (635)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRINCE VALIANT 3587          13  10  0    84       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
 PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856         18  17  0    83       SUMMERTEETH (640)
 INIGO MONTOYA 8054            9   4  1    79       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 BENJYN BLAYDE 8062            6   5  1    77       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
 DEN'S FAVORITE 3581          14   6  0    73       DEMONSPAWN (194)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BYL BONESNAPPER 7557         14  15  2    63       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 EQUINOPHOBIC COWBOY 8046      6   7  2    60       HALLOWIENERS (635)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VIXEN 8063                    7   5  1    50       DEMONSPAWN (194)
 BROCK 8055                    9   4  0    47       DEMONSPAWN (194)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUNHYLDA 8082                4   4  0    32       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)
-SIR EDWARD 8047               8   6  0    31       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
 FRIDGE BOX ROBOT 7948         2   3  0    30       HALLOWIENERS (635)
 BLEAK 8078                    6   4  0    29       OBSIDIAN HALL (192)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUST FRIENDS 8080             4   2  1    23       SUMMERTEETH (640)
-HUSTLER 8090                  4   0  0    23       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
-BLACK KNIGHT 8079             4   3  0    23       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
 IMMORAL DESIRE 8112           2   0  0    21       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 WEIRDO 8091                   3   2  0    20       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 PERFECTO VILLAINOUS 8095      2   3  0    15       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
 LADY LOVE 8088                3   2  0    11       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 CLASS CLOWN 8098              2   2  0    10       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 PIMP POLITICIAN 8087          2   2  0     9       CLASSIC CHARACTERS (653)
 DILIGAR 7812                  1   1  0     7       LUROCIANS II (92)
-ROLF 8104                     1   0  0     4       KNIGHTS OF LEGEND (224)
 CLUBBER LANG 7813             0   2  0     2       LUROCIANS II (92)
 HUGE SHAWN 8111               0   2  0     2       BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
INTROVERT 8089          0  1 0 CLASSIC CHARACTE 653 JUST FRIENDS 8080     715  REVENGED
BS 3630                10  7 1 DEMONSPAWN 194       LADY KALDRA 5451      719   
LURCH 8086              1  6 0 DEMONSPAWN 194       BLACK ORC             719  NONE
NO COSTUME 8114         0  1 0 HALLOWIENERS 635     SHEWISH GIANT         719  NONE
DA1 8103                0  1 0 LUROCIANS II 92      STONE GOLEM           719  NONE
DA2 8115                0  1 0 LUROCIANS II 92      SPYMASTER             719  NONE
COLOSSUS 8099           0  3 0 OBSIDIAN HALL 192    GERELIN LOSTFIRE      719  NONE
MYTEE 8041              4  9 0 OBSIDIAN HALL 192    COLOGNE 7876          716   
WYLLA BLACKFYRE 8083    3  5 0 OBSIDIAN HALL 192    BANDIT PRINCE         719  NONE

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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LURCH was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WYLLA BLACKFYRE was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute duel.
COLOSSUS was easily killed by GERELIN LOSTFIRE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
DA2 was assassinated by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DA1 was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena fight.
NO COSTUME was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
INIGO MONTOYA viciously subdued PIEHOLDEN SWEET in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
BYL BONESNAPPER beat VIXEN in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
FRIDGE BOX ROBOT handily defeated LADY LOVE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HUGE SHAWN was vanquished by JUST FRIENDS in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PERFECTO VILLAINOUS vanquished CLUBBER LANG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
WEIRDO won victory over DILIGAR in a exciting 1 minute novice's Challenge fight.
LADY KALDRA executed BS in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
DEN'S FAVORITE luckily beat EQUINOPHOBIC COWBOY in a 2 minute bloody competition.
BENJYN BLAYDE bested VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute brutal battle.
BROCK bested BLEAK in a 1 minute bout.
BRUNHYLDA handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PIMP POLITICIAN was viciously subdued by IMMORAL DESIRE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
CLASS CLOWN unbelievably bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 3 minute bloody amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  12 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    28 -  24 -  0      54  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  32 -  4      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  16 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  17 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        15 -  20 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 719 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  LADY KALDRA 5451           12   6  2  155 LUROCIANS II (92)
WALL OF STEEL    PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856       18  17  0   83 SUMMERTEETH (640)
SLASHING ATTACK  INIGO MONTOYA 8054          9   4  1   79 BIG LAKE BANDITS (71)
TOTAL PARRY      DEN'S FAVORITE 3581        14   6  0   73 DEMONSPAWN (194)
LUNGING ATTACK   BROCK 8055                  9   4  0   47 DEMONSPAWN (194)
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, INIGO MONTOYA 8054, WEIRDO 8091, BENJYN BLAYDE 8062, DA1 8103, FRIDGE 
BOX ROBOT 7948, LADY KALDRA 5451, IMMORAL DESIRE 8112, WYLLA BLACKFYRE 8083, and NO 
COSTUME 8114.

The least popular fighter this week was CLASS CLOWN 8098.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PIMP POLITICIAN 8087, BS 3630, DILIGAR 7812, CLUBBER LANG 7813, 
HUGE SHAWN 8111, LADY LOVE 8088, PIEHOLDEN SWEET 7856, DA2 8115, COLOSSUS 8099, and 
LURCH 8086.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

LADY KALDRA (33-5451) LUROCIANS II (92)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                     CHUPACABRA (10-3827) TERRAPIN STATION  (189) 
                           DECEON RAIN (50-883) KAOS  (127) 
                       PIONEER (82-47958) TRIPPIN' OUT  (8064) 
                      GRAPE APE (82-34889) BRAIN FOOD 9  (5739) 
                DUELMASTERS.COM (82-16536) SUPERIOR FORCES 720  (2509) 
                     FROZBOZ (82-14622) FIRES OF HEAVEN 4  (2181) 
                           RAGE (82-36450) EMOTIONS  (6013) 
                 HUNGRY HIPPO (82-49609) SUPERIOR FORCES 5411  (8331) 
                       BABEL (82-46069) SACS DE SABLE 1  (7725) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes