DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/01/2007    Duedate: 09/14/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-572

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEAUFORT
ROSE NOBLES (335)
(16-3312) [10-10-2,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEAUFORT                       400S
ROSE NOBLES (335)              JLG (586)
(16-3312) [10-10-2,96]         (16-5674) [3-1-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAUNCY                        SCROPE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            ROSE NOBLES (335)
(16-5636) [23-15-1,85]         (16-5787) [3-3-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

JLG (586)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ROSE NOBLES (335)           52
2. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)         22      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. JLG (586)                   19      Unchartered Team
4. 2 BAD 4 U (175)              9
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          1      JLG (586)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  451 235  9 65.7   1/ 3*JLG (586)                 8  6 0
 2/ 3*JLG (586)                  9   6  0 60.0   2/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 3/ 0*2 BAD 4 U (175)           12  10  1 54.5   3/ 4 ROSE NOBLES (335)         8  7 0
 4- 4 POWER LEGION (579)        66  56  3 54.1   4- 2 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  0 0
 5- 5 YAMABUSHI (432)          168 173 15 49.3   5/ 6 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   4  3 0
 6- 6 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)  111 123 14 47.4   6/ 9 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       4  8 0
 7/ 7 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       43  50  0 46.2   7/ 0*2 BAD 4 U (175)           2  0 0
 8/ 8 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    179 220 13 44.9   8- 8 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   2  1 0
 9/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      532 743 18 41.7   9-10 POWER LEGION (579)        1  2 0
10/10 ROSE NOBLES (335)         23  38  2 37.7  10/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     1  8 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 575): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): BACARDI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): AZAZEL of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): WHITE CHOCOLATE of WALI'S FINEST (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): SRAN3I of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): TESSA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): P.Y.T. of NOTORIOUS (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): SOCIETY RED of JAILBIRDS (Philthy Phil, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): MEANER of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): STEELHORSE of POSSE (Rosebud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): VORGAN TEN TALH of SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): TOM BOMBADIL of MAIAR (Mad Max, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 575): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 568): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 571): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 569): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 567): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 283): FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 560): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 281): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 556): RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 564): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 508): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 240): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 253): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 240): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 435): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): BLADE & BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 401): none
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 189): PLAY BALL (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 371): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 367): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 356): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 461): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 574): CROWN ROYAL of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 559): GALLIENUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
              (turn 560): YOUR MAMA of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 280): POSEIDONIS of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 545): BALIN of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 507): DRACO EL TANNJN of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 252): MORWHEN of LOST SOULS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
                             OPAI of DARK PINNACLE (Buddy Lee, mgr.)
                 (turn 253): SISTER MARY SARAH of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             SISTER SLEDGE of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 414): TILLISE ULAM of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 355): ORGULLO DIFAMAR of THE LUNATIC FRINGE (Noachian, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Tough luck, Beaufort, with all the Challenger Champs and Champions going
inactive around you.  A good try, and I really AM glad you're still alive.

                                      Chauncy

P.S.  And I admire the way you suck up the skills.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly WILLAF games.  Former top team PUNNY AMINALS was 
unseated this week as JLG moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 3-1-0 
record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  
Witness how this week NOBLE ON FIRE went 2-2-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  Did 
only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record which ROSE NOBLES managed to post this round?  I 
don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  In one of the week's more 
notable duels, PENNY LOPE put down 24 CARAT, causing her to lose 12 points of 
recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of BEAUFORT, for with 
his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     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.  GOLDEN GLADIATORS is feared.  This 
much I can say.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of 2 BAD 4 U last week.  Busy avoiding GOLDEN GLADIATORS?  Mighty fighters 
cannot but expect competition from those below.  DUNROE MINH take warning!  You have 
more than a few enemies in WILLAF.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games 
this week, it seems that IN MY BENZ posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized DUNROE MINH.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand IN MY BENZ beat 
DUNROE MINH.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.  I can not but 
mention with disdain the name of MOUTH SERVICE who this week posted a challenge to a 
warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  I thought MOUTH SERVICE showed great 
skill and promise when he subdued MUKWA.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  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                  
 BEAUFORT 3312                10  10  2    96       ROSE NOBLES (335)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN DOME 5634             16   6  0   100       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-KUROHANA 5128                23  14  0    95       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAUNCY 5636                 23  15  1    85       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-TANOSHII 5488                20   7  0    83       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                14   9  0    62       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PENNY LOPE 5722              12  11  0    61       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-HUSAM AL DIN 4422            12  20  1    60       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             11  11  0    57       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765            9   4  0    57       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUDOKUMO 5635                 9   3  1    51       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MOLLY BOOTS 5656              4   0  0    51       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 24 CARAT 5694                10   9  1    50       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785           7   0  0    48       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SADIGH FURY 5668              8   7  4    47       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-JOLT 5726                     5   3  1    41       POWER LEGION (579)
 400S 5674                     3   1  0    41       JLG (586)
-GOLD BULLION 5759             5   3  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOUGLAS 3489                  6   3  0    32       ROSE NOBLES (335)
 IN MY BENZ 5778               3   5  0    31       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-FISSION 5768                  3   1  0    30       POWER LEGION (579)
 BOILINGBROKE 5786             2   4  0    30       ROSE NOBLES (335)
 DUNROE MINH 5766              6   7  1    26       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-LADY OPULENT 5720             2   6  0    25       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 25RTS 5804                    2   0  0    25       JLG (586)
 RE-PETE 1593                  4   1  0    24       2 BAD 4 U (175)
 PETE 1592                     3   2  0    24       2 BAD 4 U (175)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                     4   7  1    20       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 HEART OF GOLD 5776            3   5  0    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-PRESSURE 5746                 0   6  0    20       POWER LEGION (579)
 15DVSP 5803                   2   0  0    19       JLG (586)
 SCROPE 5787                   3   3  0    18       ROSE NOBLES (335)
 MOUTH SERVICE 5801            2   0  0    18       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-SPIKE 5783                    3   1  1    17       POWER LEGION (579)
-U WOODN'T DAIR 1591           3   1  0    10       2 BAD 4 U (175)
-O YEA?! 1590                  2   2  1     9       2 BAD 4 U (175)
 260MRT 5676                   2   1  0     8       JLG (586)
-KINYOBI 5729                  1   1  0     6       YAMABUSHI (432)
 HOTSPUR 5796                  1   2  0     5       ROSE NOBLES (335)
 POCKET LOCKER 5799            1   2  0     5       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 MUKWA 5800                    0   3  0     3       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 LONG STRING 5798              0   3  0     3       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-MALICIOUS FURY 5731           0   2  0     2       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 NOXON 5802                    0   2  0     2       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-DOCTOR THIRTEEN 5732          0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chauncey -- Will you hurry up and get outta here?! -- Golden Dome TP, Kurohana TP,
Elesauris TP

Congratulations to our continued Duelmaster--Chauncy!  Salute. -- Midas Of Golden
Gladiators

Pocket Locker -- What's the difference between "was slimly lost to" and "was luckily
beaten by"? -- Your friend, On Golden Pond

     About ten pounds. -- Ed.

Boilingbroke -- Thanks for the challenge.  It probably would have been better had you
been boiling instead of going home broke. -- On Golden Pond

In My Benz -- All my teammates are envious.  Sorry for having to put a bent in that
Benz. -- Heart Of Gold

Hotspur -- I'm sure you'll do better next time we meet up.  I'm sure you hope that is
not too soon. -- Mouth Service

Scrope -- After hitting me eight times in the first minute, I honestly thought you'd
be done swinging.  You are a persistant one! -- Long String

Penny Lopez -- What a rotten match up for me!  You had an eleven fight advantage, and
thirty-one rec. points.  Yet you still needed a LUCKY hit to defeat me!  I will see
you on the sands again. -- Anis

Anybody -- What would you do with this rollup?  3-12-19-3-9-11-13.  All input
welcome.  Thanks. -- Coyote

400s -- Ah, you're a golem.  All is now clear. -- Dunroe Minh

Oh, great, a Captured Orc.  I have nothing against orcs, but...only one skill for me?
Drat. -- Penny Lope

Anis -- Looks like the name of the game today is "mis-match."  Good try. -- Penny
Lopez

Well, at least I had the Dangerous Criminal whining to the arenamaster for the fight
to be stopped.  That's SOMETHING, anyway. -- Kildilli Dall

Midas -- This is true. -- Chauncy

Heart of Gold -- Well...what can you offer instead?  (eagerly)  Chocolate? --
Kildilli Dall

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ON GOLDEN POND unbelievably bested 400S in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
BOILINGBROKE subdued HEART OF GOLD in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
DOUGLAS overpowered ANIS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
IN MY BENZ devastated DUNROE MINH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MOUTH SERVICE subdued MUKWA in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge competition.
POCKET LOCKER was viciously subdued by SCROPE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
CHAUNCY was bested by BEAUFORT in a 1 minute veteran's Title competition.
24 CARAT was overcome by PENNY LOPE in a 2 minute melee.
PENNY LOPEZ lost to M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute duel.
KILDILLI DALL viciously subdued THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
RE-PETE vanquished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PETE beat NOXON in a 1 minute melee.
260MRT beat LONG STRING in a 3 minute novice's fight.
HOTSPUR was demolished by 15DVSP in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
25RTS devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       29 -   7 -  0      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  19 -  0      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  29 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 572 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      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         5  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  5         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       CHAUNCY 5636               23  15  1   85 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            12  11  0   61 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765          9   4  0   57 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694              10   9  1   50 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785         7   0  0   48 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   400S 5674                   3   1  0   41 JLG (586)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAUNCY 5636.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was SCROPE 5787.  The ten other most popular fighters were 400S 5674, KILDILLI DALL 
5765, 24 CARAT 5694, LONG STRING 5798, HEART OF GOLD 5776, DOUGLAS 3489, IN MY BENZ 
5778, MUKWA 5800, BOILINGBROKE 5786, and MOUTH SERVICE 5801.

The least popular fighter this week was HOTSPUR 5796.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were 260MRT 5676, NOXON 5802, CHAUNCY 5636, DUNROE MINH 5766, ANIS 5189, 
POCKET LOCKER 5799, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, 25RTS 5804, 15DVSP 5803, and PETE 1592.