DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/11/2005    Duedate: 06/24/2005

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-514

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDENROD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-4805) [16-2-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDENROD                      ANOTHER ONE!
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
(16-4805) [16-2-0,139]         (16-5510) [2-2-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OLD GOLD                       ANOTHER ONE!
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
(16-3878) [12-12-0,98]         (16-5510) [2-2-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YAMABUSHI (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     29
2. FUNKY FOLK (565)            21      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. WAY OF THE SWORD (304)      13      Unchartered Team
4. WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)    11
5. YAMABUSHI (432)              5      FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)

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)         4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 YAMABUSHI (432)           9  2 1
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  307 158  5 66.0   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  1 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      143  96  8 59.8   3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (565)          6  4 0
 4/ 7 FUNKY FOLK (565)          28  19  6 59.6   4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4  8 0
 5- 5*DAGGERS EDGE (566)        22  15  4 59.5   5- 6*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        1  1 0
 6/ 6 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  51  36  5 58.6   6- 5*DAGGERS EDGE (566)        1  4 0
 7/ 8 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    65  57  7 53.3   7/10 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    1  5 0
 8/ 9 YAMABUSHI (432)          114 127 14 47.3   8/11 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  1  5 0
 9/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      417 609 16 40.6   9/ 9*FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)     0  4 0
10/12*FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)      3  14  0 17.6  10-12 ARENA FELINES (452)       0  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 516): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): DARK MAGICIAN of LET'S DUEL! (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): WHITE WOLF of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): DOMITIAN of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): TERRIBLE TWO of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): KILLING MACHINE of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): SUCCOTASH of VEGGIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): HOLLAN INNIS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): DELORES of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): THE BLOB of HORROR FILMS from ARUAK CITY (Garfield)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 516): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 516): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 510): TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 513): YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 511): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 510): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 502): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 498): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 496): CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 489): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 452): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 230): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 211): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 377): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 356): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 403): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 501): CASSIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 252): MAGOG of DARQUE FORCES (Darque Forces, mgr.)
                   (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 224): OSLOBEN BENBOBEN of SKELETON KEY (Skallagrim, mgr.)
                     (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Another of those columns?  BS!  BS, I say!  This is downright punishment.  I
refuse to more than the minimum.  So let's make this quick.
     I am good.  I am a great warrior.  I am talented.  I am dangerous.  I have the
moves.  I am a winner.  The babes love me.  I am the best this arena has to offer.
     The good thing about all this is that I make lots of gold and get lots of
acclaim.  Of course, I deserve it.  The bad part is these damn columns.
     Next time, after I win again, I will have someone else write this crappy thing
for me.  Why not?  I'm Duelmaster; I can do whatever I want!

          Goldenrod, The One & Only True Willaf Duelmaster

                                      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 WAY OF THE SWORD went 1-1-0 to move up 3 in 
the rankings.  OLD GOLD caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested PUNH JENTLY and was awarded 18 points in recognition.  In one of 
the week's more notable duels, OLD GOLD put down PUNH JENTLY, causing him to lose 16 
points of recognition in the process.  Although KUROME made a valiant effort, it did 
not suffice to topple the reign of victorious GOLDENROD.  No confirmation, but my 
sources claim that the top team has gained their position using magical aids.  
Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  WAY OF THE SWORD is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of GOLDEN GLADIATORS are catching the bulk 
of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  PUNH JENTLY take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in WILLAF.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!   
     The girls are as pretty in WILLAF as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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                  
 GOLDENROD 4805               16   2  0   139       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FELIX 4413                   31  17  1   125       ARENA FELINES (452)
-VRYCE 5141                   13   3  2   102       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-CAT MAN DO 4901              14  14  1    99       ARENA FELINES (452)
 OLD GOLD 3878                12  12  0    98       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAREX 4865                   12   7  0    90       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 KUROME 5342                  10  10  4    88       YAMABUSHI (432)
-FLUFFY 5060                  16   4  0    87       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD FILLING 4510            19   7  0    76       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHOCHU 4912                  11  10  2    76       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             10   7  0    76       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUROHANA 5128                13   5  0    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 TANOSHII 5488                 8   2  0    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
-MARI ACHIE 5471               6   5  1    44       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491       4   0  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 O. FISH 5482                  7  13  0    34       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN ARCHES 4984            3   1  0    33       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHADOW WRAITH 5495            6   2  0    31       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 GIL O'TEEN 5571               2   0  0    31       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 LIZA LOTT 5570                2   0  0    30       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456         4   1  0    29       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
-LUCY FURR 5527                1   0  1    29       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-HOWLING ARC 5493              5   2  1    26       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 ANOTHER ONE! 5510             2   2  0    26       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
-DARK MAGE 5497                4   3  2    25       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
-RAY PANPILLAGE 5528           3   1  0    25       FUNKY FOLK (565)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VANGOR 5521                   5   2  1    22       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              4  10  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                 2   0  0    14       YAMABUSHI (432)
-LAREX 5274                    3   2  1    13       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 O PUNCHA 5531                 2   6  0    12       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-KITTEN KABOODLE 5515          2   2  0     8       ARENA FELINES (452)
 MEAT 2 5577                   1   0  0     8       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 MEAT 4 5573                   1   0  0     8       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-LAZARUS 5345                  1   1  0     6       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
 BOBO THE CLOWN 5509           1   3  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
 FORCE 10 5529                 0   2  0     6       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
 SLIPPERY SUE 5508             0   4  0     4       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CARRIE OAKEY 5469      7  2 3 FUNKY FOLK 565        KUROME 5342           512         
MEAT 1 5575            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  532 WURM KIN 543          514 NONE    
MEAT 3 5572            0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  HIGH ELF 535          514 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Tarex -- That was the way of the rod, not the way of the sword.  Get it?  Oh, yes;
you got it! -- Goldenrod

Punh Gently -- It was me who stunk.  You had a golden performance. -- Gold Filling

O. Fish -- What a golden opportunity you were for me, and I took it. -- Golden
Opportunity

Punh Gently -- You clearly have the wrong impression about my golden rod.  I can
assure you that I do not spare it, and I refuse to boast, but if you want to know
more about this item, perhaps you had best contact some of my many lady friends. --
Goldenrod

O. Puncha -- Love comes in many forms, I know. -- Golden Arches

Gold Filling -- That's the problem, you see.  Gold is a soft metal.  It can be
deformed by repeated blows, and what is a bite but the blow of one tooth on the
opposing tooth? -- Punh Jently

Golden Opportunity -- At your height, I don't see how you escaped being called a Shew
by the Commission.  Good work. -- O. Fish

Gluteous Maximus -- Drat.  I should AIM there. -- Ketl Physhe

Oh, a Convicted Thief, I was terrified. -- O Puncha

Goldenrod -- (bows) -- Punh Jently

Slippery Sue -- I have a lot of thorns to grip with.  That makes slipping away
difficult for you.  But why should you wish to do that?  Why not embrace your fate
and go to dinner with me? -- O Puncha

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MEAT 1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MEAT 3 was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
OLD GOLD handily defeated PUNH JENTLY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GIL O'TEEN vanquished KETL PHYSHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
LIZA LOTT overpowered O PUNCHA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GOLDENROD vanquished KUROME in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
GOLD FILLING outlasted CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a unpopular 15 minute brawl.
TANOSHII overpowered ANOTHER ONE! in a action packed 5 minute uneven melee.
KUROHANA won victory over O. FISH in a 3 minute duel.
BOBO THE CLOWN was defeated by MEAT 4 in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
FORCE 10 was defeated by TAIKUTSU in a action packed 5 minute novice's fight.
SLIPPERY SUE was beaten by MEAT 2 in a exciting 1 minute bloody novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  29 -  5      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  10 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  19 -  1      34  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 514 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GOLDENROD 4805             16   2  0  139 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD FILLING 4510          19   7  0   76 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       PUNH JENTLY 5485           10   7  0   76 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OLD GOLD 3878.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANOTHER ONE! 5510.  The ten other most popular fighters were FORCE 10 5529, O. 
FISH 5482, LIZA LOTT 5570, MEAT 2 5577, OLD GOLD 3878, GIL O'TEEN 5571, KUROHANA 
5128, MEAT 4 5573, O PUNCHA 5531, and GOLDENROD 4805.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLD FILLING 4510.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SLIPPERY SUE 5508, TAIKUTSU 5564, BOBO THE CLOWN 5509, TANOSHII 
5488, KUROME 5342, KETL PHYSHE 5489, PUNH JENTLY 5485, MEAT 3 5572, MEAT 1 5575, and 
GOLDENROD 4805.