DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/08/2007    Duedate: 12/21/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-579

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KUROHANA
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5128) [24-14-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KUROHANA                       POSITION IS EMPTY
YAMABUSHI (432)                
(16-5128) [24-14-0,102]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    PENNY LOPEZ
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5725) [14-15-0,81]         (16-5725) [14-15-0,81]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POWER LEGION (579)          41
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             21      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     16      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          7
5. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        3      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 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  464 242  9 65.7   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 0
 2/ 2 POWER LEGION (579)        72  62  4 53.7   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 0
 3- 3*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)    1   1  0 50.0   3/ 3 POWER LEGION (579)        6  4 1
 4/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)          172 174 15 49.7   4/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  1 0
 5/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    185 234 13 44.2   5/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     2  6 0
 6/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      553 757 18 42.2   6- 5*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)   1  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 582): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): KOOL-AID DRINKER of CULTS-R-US (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): SHANARIAN D'ANJELICA of STORM BRINGERS (Vincent
                                   Michaels 'The Rake', mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): RHIANNON of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 582): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 582): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): TERMINUS (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 578): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 576): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 574): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 287): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 564): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 562): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 553): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 262): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 430): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 192): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 378): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 375): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 362): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 468): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 574): AIM SEDUCE HAMMER of AIM 4 ISLE HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 567): DIRTY SANCHEZ of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 563): TED ICKENS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 551): JUNGLE KING of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 515): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Dare I assume that since On Golden Pond is a golem, it won't mind if I use it as
a stepping stone to the title which my sister has so carelessly vacated?  Not that I
care whether it minds, really, but you know how it goes.  An ounce of courtesy is
worth something or other.

                                     Penny Lope

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail WILLAF!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, AMPERE fought VETERAN MERCENARY and gained 21 points and 
contributed to POWER LEGION's 3-2-0.  DUNROE MINH has lost to TAIKUTSU, falling 2 
points, while helping make PUNNY AMINALS a 1-4-0 turn.  And not without some honor, 
KUROHANA now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of WILLAF.  By the way, was 
that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome 
Wench?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the POWER 
LEGION stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided POWER LEGION stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that 
DUNROE MINH from PUNNY AMINALS was WILLAF's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The Welcome Wench declares a free 
round for ANIS and all of MAXIMUM RESULTS, for having revenged POWER LEGION's SPIKE 
for killing one of their comrades.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he 
has nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in WILLAF and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in WILLAF again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUROHANA 5128                24  14  0   102       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              16  14  0    92       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANOSHII 5488                21   7  0    90       YAMABUSHI (432)
 AMPERE 5638                   7   1  1    82       POWER LEGION (579)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             14  15  0    81       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                15   9  0    68       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          10   1  0    63       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNROE MINH 5766             10  10  1    60       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDOKUMO 5635                10   3  1    53       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ANIS 5189                     8  10  1    52       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           12   8  0    47       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-24 CARAT 5694                11  10  1    47       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 FISSION 5768                  4   2  0    40       POWER LEGION (579)
 HEART OF GOLD 5776            6   7  0    38       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLD BULLION 5759             6   4  0    31       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PRESSURE 5746                 2   6  0    30       POWER LEGION (579)
 SPIKE 5783                    4   2  2    27       POWER LEGION (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONDO FLEUR 5808               4   0  0    23       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLD-PLATED 5810              2   0  0    19       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MISDIAGNOSIS 5644             1   0  0    13       BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
 NOXON 5802                    1   8  0    11       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 KINYOBI 5729                  1   2  0     5       YAMABUSHI (432)
 TIDAL 5809                    0   2  0     2       POWER LEGION (579)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MUKWA 5800              1  8 0 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  SPIKE 5783            578  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Penny Lope -- Congratulations on your title.  Yu da babe! -- Midas

Penny -- Well you just plain showed me up!  My pond is draining.... -- On Golden Pond

Fission -- It was my pleasure to provide the spark that ignited my win.  (wink) -- 24
Carat

Persistent Beggar?  Well, he was for two rounds. -- Gold-Plated

Coyote, Jorja -- I am not sure why Mino from DM 11 decided he needed to provide his
assessment of "This arena does not lack in talent.  It lacks in participants.", but I
have to say I agree with it.  (chuckle) -- Of Golden Gladiators

May your partridge in a pear tree really be a sized-three godling.  Wishing you all
the best of the season. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Anis -- Ma'am (sneezing), sorry about that.  I think (sneezing again) I must be
allergic to anise.  But you are, none the less for that, a little charmer, and it
would delight me to buy you dinner. -- Dunroe Minh
P.S.  Once, at least, no promises for future meals.  This is not a blank meal ticket.

I felt sorry for the Veteran Mercenary, okay?  He's lived hard and fought hard, and
he doesn't have a pension, and what big difference does it make to me if I lose the
title today? -- Penny Lopez

Ampere -- Well, that was shocking. -- Kildilli Dall
P.S.  I could go on in that vein, our team name was not given in vain, but since you
won the fight, I'll let you set the pace.

Tidal -- I guess I should be glad we aren't on a real sea here, or even on the coast
of the Storm Sea (a lake at heart).  You might wipe me out if you could get a good
run. -- Ondo Fleur

Golden Dome -- We'll think about it, but right now, the schedule is not supporting
some activity out there. -- Penny

Golden Dome -- Would you not consider a rotunda of some colored marble, as being fit
to set off to best advantage your golden gleam?  Black marble, perhaps, or porphyry?
-- Tevik Zokharj, Distributor of Lands for Willaf Arena

Ondo Fleur -- Yea, yea, yea!  If I don't start coming, I will be going--to the Dark
Arena! -- Noxon

Jorja -- I enjoy this arena, and the talent here is good.  My only other arena has 30
teams on an average turn, give or take. -- Coyote

Jorja, Midas, Ming -- Question:  Do you believe a warrior in the stands yelling
"Brilliant" at the end of a fight means anything as far as favorite weapon or
numbers?  I'm taking a poll. -- Coyote

Midas -- I do find some styles more "fun" to run, and are my favorites.  However, not
every roll-up can be made into a successful every style.  This is one of my biggest
problems. (see Noxon)  Ha ha. -- Coyote

Gold Bullion, 24 Carat -- Seems I always scrape enough gold off my weapon to pay for
my drinks after I fight you!! -- Anis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANIS viciously subdued SPIKE in a 3 minute bloody Bloodfeud fight.
PENNY LOPE lost to KUROHANA in a 4 minute expert's Title battle.
TANOSHII outlasted PENNY LOPEZ in a crowd pleasing 7 minute bloody expert's fight.
DUNROE MINH was defeated by TAIKUTSU in a 2 minute fight.
ON GOLDEN POND luckily beat KILDILLI DALL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute competition.
AMPERE overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
HEART OF GOLD was overcome by BUDOKUMO in a action packed 2 minute fight.
FISSION outwaited THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd boring 17 minute duel.
PRESSURE vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NOXON lost to ONDO FLEUR in a 1 minute fight.
KINYOBI was defeated by MALCORN INSURGENT in a 2 minute beginner's match.
GOLD-PLATED overpowered TIDAL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       22 -   6 -  0      79  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  15 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  28 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  12 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 579 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:

TOTAL PARRY        6 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         5  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KUROHANA 5128              24  14  0  102 YAMABUSHI (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            16  14  0   92 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  AMPERE 5638                 7   1  1   82 POWER LEGION (579)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         12   8  0   47 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PENNY LOPEZ 5725.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PENNY LOPEZ 5725.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEART OF GOLD 
5776, KILDILLI DALL 5765, TANOSHII 5488, PENNY LOPE 5722, DUNROE MINH 5766, ANIS 
5189, SPIKE 5783, KUROHANA 5128, AMPERE 5638, and GOLD-PLATED 5810.

The least popular fighter this week was FISSION 5768.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TIDAL 5809, KINYOBI 5729, NOXON 5802, PRESSURE 5746, TAIKUTSU 5564, 
ONDO FLEUR 5808, BUDOKUMO 5635, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, GOLD-PLATED 5810, and AMPERE 
5638.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KUROHANA (16-5128) YAMABUSHI (432)