DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/08/2005    Duedate: 01/21/2005

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-503

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELIX
ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-4413) [27-17-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELIX                          CARRIE OAKEY
ARENA FELINES (452)            FUNKY FOLK II (565)
(16-4413) [27-17-1,114]        (16-5469) [5-0-2,63]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEACH NUTT                     PEACH NUTT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5298) [19-18-2,90]         (16-5298) [19-18-2,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (452)         26
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             24      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. FUNKY FOLK II (565)         21      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         19
5. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)      3      FUNKY FOLK II (565)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)         2   0  0  100   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (452)       8  5 0
 2- 2*STAR DRECK TNG (562)       7   2  1 77.8   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  9 0
 3/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  280 150  5 65.1   3/ 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  0 0
 4/ 4 ARENA FELINES (452)      132  88  7 60.0   4/ 3 THUNDER CLAP (543)        4  5 2
 5/ 5*FUNKY FOLK II (565)       11  10  3 52.4   5/ 8 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   3  3 0
 6/ 7 YAMABUSHI (432)           98 116 12 45.8   6- 4*STAR DRECK TNG (562)      2  0 0
 7- 6 LUST MUPPETS (188)        75  90  2 45.5   7/ 5*FUNKY FOLK II (565)       2  4 0
 8/ 8 THUNDER CLAP (543)        44  60  5 42.3   8- 7*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        1  0 0
 9/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      399 575 16 41.0   9- 9 LUST MUPPETS (188)        1  3 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 506): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): DARLING NIKKI of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): BLUE BLOOD of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 506): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): EXTREME (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): LEGION OF DUMB (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 505): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 498): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 366): DEADFALL of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always 
around the corner!  Witness how this week YAMABUSHI went 2-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  TANOSHII caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested MARI ACHIE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, PUNH JENTLY put down HEC-TOR, causing him to lose 10 
points of recognition in the process.  Although PEACH NUTT made a valiant effort, it 
did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious FELIX.  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is LUST MUPPETS, a guild shunned and avoided by 
many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was 
that spent the better part of last week avoiding LUST MUPPETS.  Indeed it was GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS.  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the 
knowledge that many fighters are after KUROHANA.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Look no more for BENMAR in the arena or on the 
streets of WILLAF.  His fate was sealed in the Dark Arena.  Inevitable for one at 
7-12-1.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, 
better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in WILLAF.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a 
maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELIX 4413                   27  17  1   114       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLUFFY 5060                  14   2  0    98       ARENA FELINES (452)
-YUSHIMO 5101                 13  13  3    98       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MOOT 5075                    15   4  0    93       LUST MUPPETS (188)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEACH NUTT 5298              19  18  2    90       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CAT MAN DO 4901              12  12  0    90       ARENA FELINES (452)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           16  38  0    88       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-HAPPY FUN BALL 4259          12  10  0    78       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-SHOCHU 4912                  10   8  2    71       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD GOLD 3878                 8   8  0    66       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-OLD BALDY 5449                6   2  1    64       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
 CARRIE OAKEY 5469             5   0  2    63       FUNKY FOLK II (565)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDENROD 4805                7   2  0    54       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KUROHANA 5128                 9   2  0    51       YAMABUSHI (432)
-KUROME 5342                   7   8  2    41       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLD FILLING 4510            12   4  0    40       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           7   5  0    36       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUNH JENTLY 5485              4   2  0    32       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-SPLASH 5480                   3   1  1    30       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 O. FISH 5482                  5   4  0    27       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANOSHII 5488                 2   0  0    25       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARI ACHIE 5471               2   2  1    21       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 APRIL FOOLS 5476              2   3  1    21       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456         2   0  0    21       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
-GEORDI LAFROG 5451            1   0  0    18       STAR DRECK TNG (562)
-STAN DAUFFISH 5472            1   0  0    17       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              1   2  0    14       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HEC-TOR 5478                  2   4  0    12       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-MONKEYPANTS 5424              2   2  1    10       LUST MUPPETS (188)
-MONDAY 5487                   1   0  0     7       THUNDER CLAP (543)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VIOLIN STRINGS 5492    0  1 0 ARENA FELINES 452     MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    503 NONE    
TESS TOSTERONE 5475    1  4 0 FUNKY FOLK II 565     STONE GOLEM 542       503 NONE    
TERRY YAKI 5483        0  2 0 FUNKY FOLK II 565     SHEWISH GIANT 537     503 NONE    
JUSTA FOX 5481         3  3 1 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CARRIE OAKEY 5469     500         
BENMAR 5227            7 13 1 THUNDER CLAP 543      BANDIT PRINCE 541     503 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Gold Coast, a 12(+1)-9(+1)-10-14(+1)-18(+1)-15(+1)-12(+1) mode lunger, with a pretty
fine 9-4 record prior to the night fight, decided to go off and search for his pot of
gold in another career.  Perhaps the RUGS will be golden for me. -- Midas

Carrie -- You funky oakey folky, you, did you have to treat me like a piece of brass?
Gee! -- Gold Filling

Matie Achie -- There is no time to sneeze when you come upon me. -- Goldenrod

'Tis a golden pleasure to be back amongst friends.... -- Midas of Golden Gladiators

Happy Fun Ball -- Oh, pleezj!  You call that FUN?  I could think of another
definition. -- O. Pun Pleezj (don't forget, the final J is silent)

Moot -- I lack my teammate's patience with really, really boring opponents.  So the
whole issue is moot, as far as I'm concerned. -- Peach Nutt

Monkeypants -- And a right fool you look in them, too. -- Punh Jently

Hec-Tor -- People keep talking about "when Hec-Tor was a pup."  Does this mean you're
a dog?  It doesn't show. -- O. Fish

Monday -- Yeah (groan), that was a Monday, all right. -- Ketl Physhe

Midas -- Always glad to see you show up.  It'll make for more interesting personals.
-- Jorja, Punny Animals

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BENMAR was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TESS TOSTERONE was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
TERRY YAKI was killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
VIOLIN STRINGS was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena contest.
FELIX luckily beat PEACH NUTT in a crowd pleasing 7 minute master's Title match.
O. PUN PLEEZJ lost to FLUFFY in a exciting 2 minute mismatched fight.
CAT MAN DO devastated OLD GOLD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
CARRIE OAKEY handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
GOLD FILLING outlasted APRIL FOOLS in a slow 13 minute expert vs. novice duel.
GOLDENROD overpowered O. FISH in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
CAT A. CLYSMIC was defeated by KUROHANA in a 3 minute match.
MARI ACHIE was demolished by TANOSHII in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
PUNH JENTLY devastated HEC-TOR in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
KETL PHYSHE devastated MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  10 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  2      65  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW         4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  15 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  1      30  |

Turn 503 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         1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  4         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FELIX 4413                 27  17  1  114 ARENA FELINES (452)
STRIKING ATTACK  FLUFFY 5060                14   2  0   98 ARENA FELINES (452)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            19  18  2   90 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  CARRIE OAKEY 5469           5   0  2   63 FUNKY FOLK II (565)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLDENROD 4805              7   2  0   54 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074         7   5  0   36 ARENA FELINES (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEACH NUTT 5298.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEACH NUTT 5298.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLUFFY 5060, TESS 
TOSTERONE 5475, TERRY YAKI 5483, VIOLIN STRINGS 5492, CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074, CARRIE 
OAKEY 5469, MARI ACHIE 5471, FELIX 4413, CAT MAN DO 4901, and GOLDENROD 4805.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLD FILLING 4510.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were APRIL FOOLS 5476, HEC-TOR 5478, O. FISH 5482, BENMAR 5227, KETL 
PHYSHE 5489, PUNH JENTLY 5485, TANOSHII 5488, OLD GOLD 3878, O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, and 
KUROHANA 5128.

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes