DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/29/2006    Duedate: 05/12/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-537

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POT OF GOLD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5590) [11-7-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POT OF GOLD                    POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        
(16-5590) [11-7-0,103]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       O PUNCHA
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [12-19-0,56]         (16-5531) [12-19-0,56]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)          26
2. THE WICKED (320)            23      MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         17      Unchartered Team
4. POWER LEGION (579)          11
5. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)          9      DREW'S BOYS (457)

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)        14   4  0 77.8   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  2 0
 2/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  373 189  6 66.4   2/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)           5  4 0
 3/ 2 POWER LEGION (579)        30  16  0 65.2   3/11 THE WICKED (320)          5  5 0
 4- 4 ARENA FELINES (452)      162 105  8 60.7   4/ 5 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       4  5 0
 5/ 6 THE WICKED (320)          28  25  3 52.8   5/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4  8 0
 6/ 7 YAMABUSHI (432)          150 155 14 49.2   6- 3 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   3  2 0
 7- 8 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   80  87  8 47.9   7/ 4 POWER LEGION (579)        3  4 0
 8- 9 DRAGOONS (333)            88 104  9 45.8   8/ 9 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        2  0 0
 9/10 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       13  19  0 40.6   9- 8 ARENA FELINES (452)       1  0 0
10/11 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      447 668 16 40.1  10- 6 DRAGOONS (333)            1  4 0
11-12*PHILANTHROPISTS (462)      0   1  0  0.0  11-12*PHILANTHROPISTS (462)     0  1 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 540): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): MAXIMUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): WHITE SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (Maximillian)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): KARELLO of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): CAT STEVENS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): REDD of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): OLD HABITS (Father O'Malley, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                   (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
                       (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in WILLAF since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Phhbltt!  Too much 
drinking and too little dodging gave DRAGOONS a 0-0-0!  I got a good laugh out of it! 
Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna 
be...  Well, THE WICKED's 3rd moved them up to 3-2-0 place.  What's with KETL PHYSHE? 
He actually beat NOBLE ON FIRE's AXE EM BOUT ME!, and walked away with 18 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at PUNNY AMINALS while they watched KETL PHYSHE 
clobber AXE EM BOUT ME!.  He lost 11 points and got bruised from objects thrown from 
the stands.  I'm sure WILLAF is excited about POT OF GOLD, the new Duelmaster from 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  WILLAF thinks NOBLE ON FIRE 
and their 13-19-0 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  The bums 
at GOLDEN GLADIATORS couldn't face the challenges from NOBLE ON FIRE!  No excuse for 
that!  What do people see in GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY?  His 17-5-0?  GOLDEN GLADIATORS 
ain't talkin', but he's got 84 points.  GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS of MUSCLE MEN 3 knows how to 
pick 'em.  He challenged GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS who is up by 25.  
Now was this a wise move?  GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he bested GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY and ended up with 100 recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POT OF GOLD 5590             11   7  0   103       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSIFLAGE 4219              29  10  0   131       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-SULLY 4344                   15   9  0   107       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-KITTEN KABOODLE 5515          9   5  0   105       ARENA FELINES (452)
 SHOCHU 4912                  17  17  2   100       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456        14   4  0   100       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
-VELVET GLOVE 3563            13   7  0    96       DRAGOONS (333)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             12  25  0    91       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANOSHII 5488                17   5  0    86       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491      17   5  0    84       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538          8   4  0    75       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 KNOWLEDGE 5610                6   3  0    75       POWER LEGION (579)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             17  23  0    74       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-KORE SURYA 4232              15  20  3    72       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUROHANA 5128                20   9  0    69       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WEASEL 3449                  16  10  0    66       DRAGOONS (333)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O PUNCHA 5531                12  19  0    56       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                10   6  0    49       YAMABUSHI (432)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
 NATURE 5607                   7   3  0    44       POWER LEGION (579)
-PURZ! 5591                    5   2  0    40       ARENA FELINES (452)
 KLONDIKE GOLD 5612            4   4  0    38       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MOCKINGBIRD 3720              8   5  1    37       DRAGOONS (333)
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602              8   3  0    37       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KINDA FINE 5555               4   2  0    34       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BACCHUS 3209                  4   0  1    32       THE WICKED (320)
 BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139         7   4  0    31       THE WICKED (320)
 POTENTIAL 5609                6   4  0    28       POWER LEGION (579)
-HUSAM AL DIN 4422             5  12  0    27       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 BRAEL-LWE 3140                5   6  1    24       THE WICKED (320)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INDIRA 3798                   2   1  0    23       DRAGOONS (333)
-CHEM 5126                     0   1  0    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (462)
 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        3   2  0    16       THE WICKED (320)
 GOLDEN DOME 5634              2   0  0    16       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 FORTEL WREN 3250              1   2  0    16       THE WICKED (320)
 LEVERAGE 5616                 4   3  0    15       POWER LEGION (579)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                 3   2  0    11       YAMABUSHI (432)
-17 INCH MOMO 5563             1   1  0    11       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 CHAUNCY 5636                  1   2  0     5       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-PETTIFOGGER 5473              0   5  0     5       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PEOPLE MIXER 5540      0  3 0 NOBLE ON FIRE 573     BANDIT PRINCE 541     537 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Why so quiet last turn, Yamabushleague?  Cat get your long tongue? -- Midas
P.S.  Sorry to upstage your respectable turn last. (wink)

Golden Opportunity and Pot Of Gold -- Tied?  Thanks!  May have lost me a free turn,
but saved me having to write the DM Column.  Persiflage and manager should have to do
that. -- Midas

Power Legion -- In your absence, 2.6 and gently closing the gap. -- Midas

Axe Em -- You were the best shot I had, but still I needed all the luck I could find.
Salute. -- Pot Of Gold

Veteran Mercenary?  My kind of fun.  Sure, I'll take it as a... -- Golden Opportunity

Ba'al of Citadel -- Took me longer than I thought.  A salute to you. -- Golden Bear

Sordan Blackblade -- All hail to the Fighting Irish! -- Golden Dome

We hope everyone did well in The Mailer and showed Willaf proud. -- All The Golden
Gladiators

Shochu -- Hmm, haven't seen you around this year so far.  Well, um...good fight?  A
skill is always a useful thing. -- Ketl Physhe

Gluteous Maximus -- I wanted to hit you there, but you never turned around.  This
made it difficult. -- Punh Jently

Taikutsu -- Heck. -- O Puncha

Fortel Wren -- My great thanks, you have given me a gift beyond price.  I had the
only win on our team this time around, and everyone is so...stunned, it's just
amazing. -- Chauncy

Midas -- If you're cool, put on a sweater, the spring air can be deceiving.  There
will probably be nothing in the way of a spotlight this time, as my family's reunion
has been building up for days and is happening now in a couple of hours, and time to
write coherently is what I haven't been seeing lately. -- the Scribe

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PEOPLE MIXER was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS viciously subdued GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY in a 3 minute Challenge battle.
KLONDIKE GOLD overpowered BRAEL-LWE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
NATURE outwaited GOLDEN BEAR in a slow 32 minute brutal Challenge fight.
BUDOKUMO was viciously subdued by GOLDEN DOME in a 20 minute Challenge brawl.
SHOCHU overpowered PUNH JENTLY in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
POT OF GOLD handily defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute uneven Title melee.
TANOSHII outwaited KNOWLEDGE in a popular 7 minute duel.
KETL PHYSHE viciously subdued AXE EM BOUT ME! in a popular 2 minute veteran's duel.
O PUNCHA viciously subdued BA'AL OF CITADEL in a exciting 6 minute one-sided bout.
BACCHUS outwaited POTENTIAL in a unpopular 14 minute conflict.
KINDA FINE demolished LEVERAGE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FORTEL WREN luckily beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a popular 6 minute amateur's conflict.
SORDAN BLACKBLADE viciously subdued CHAUNCY in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     10         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       51 -  33 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  22 -  0      48  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW        14 -  24 -  1      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |

Turn 537 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  4         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   POT OF GOLD 5590           11   7  0  103 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
WALL OF STEEL    GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456      14   4  0  100 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
TOTAL PARRY      TANOSHII 5488              17   5  0   86 YAMABUSHI (432)
AIMED BLOW       AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538        8   4  0   75 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is O PUNCHA 5531.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was O PUNCHA 5531.  The ten other most popular fighters were KNOWLEDGE 5610, KETL 
PHYSHE 5489, GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456, SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183, SHOCHU 4912, AXE EM BOUT 
ME! 5538, PEOPLE MIXER 5540, KLONDIKE GOLD 5612, POT OF GOLD 5590, and BA'AL OF 
CITADEL 3139.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDEN BEAR 5602.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NATURE 5607, GOLDEN DOME 5634, BUDOKUMO 5635, BACCHUS 3209, 
POTENTIAL 5609, TANOSHII 5488, CHAUNCY 5636, FORTEL WREN 3250, LEVERAGE 5616, and 
BRAEL-LWE 3140.