DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2007    Duedate: 01/04/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-580

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PENNY LOPE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5722) [17-14-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PENNY LOPE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            
(16-5722) [17-14-0,99]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    GOLD BULLION
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5725) [15-15-0,96]         (16-5759) [7-4-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POWER LEGION (579)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         35
2. POWER LEGION (579)          21      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     18      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)              0
5. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)      -15      TEAM ONE (426)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  467 244  9 65.7   1/ 3 POWER LEGION (579)        8  6 1
 2/ 2 POWER LEGION (579)        74  64  4 53.6   2/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 3- 4 YAMABUSHI (432)          172 174 15 49.7   3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  4 0
 4/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    185 236 13 43.9   4- 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  1 0
 5/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      557 758 18 42.4   5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     1  6 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 583): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): LARRY of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): THE PIKER of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): SOLDIER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): 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 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 422): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HOLLY HEPATITIS of ONE NIGHT STANDS (Soultaker)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 583): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 583): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 577): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 575): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 288): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 568): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 285): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 565): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 563): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 554): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 516): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 263): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 257): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 244): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 431): VILLAINOUS LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 421): BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 193): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 376): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 469): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 576): STRADA of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 579): KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 577): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
                            VINN WULF of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, 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 565): BELLE ZEYBUL of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, 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 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                  (turn 243): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 444): GODGET of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
                            SOURCRAB of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                            MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
                (turn 443): THE QUAM ZONE of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out WILLAF to see 
what's new.  Too bad, PUNNY AMINALS, but POWER LEGION was just too good to be 
stopped.  MVP award for PENNY LOPEZ?  PUNNY AMINALS' proud of her after beating 
KHALHUMS DWARF and getting 15 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  HEART OF GOLD's 
match with FISSION cost her a loss of 3 points!  What a putz!  KUROHANA fights so 
hard to be Duelmaster, then quits fighting and loses the title.  No one said he was a 
genius...  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh 
well, welcome PENNY LOPE.  Aren't PUNNY AMINALS proud.  (Oh, my.) I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  The warriors of YAMABUSHI must be getting lonely.  They were the 
most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  Is there some deep dark 
secret why GOLDEN GLADIATORS' been avoiding YAMABUSHI so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Can POWER LEGION's PRESSURE be more popular than me?  He was 
challenged the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed 
up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  WILLAF is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  
Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              17  14  0    99       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             15  15  0    96       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)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                15   9  0    68       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          11   1  0    67       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNROE MINH 5766             10  11  1    60       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           13   8  0    58       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUDOKUMO 5635                10   3  1    53       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SPIKE 5783                    5   2  2    46       POWER LEGION (579)
 24 CARAT 5694                11  11  1    45       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 FISSION 5768                  5   2  0    44       POWER LEGION (579)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             7   4  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ANIS 5189                     8  11  1    36       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEART OF GOLD 5776            6   8  0    35       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD-PLATED 5810              3   0  0    30       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PRESSURE 5746                 2   7  0    27       POWER LEGION (579)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808               5   0  0    25       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KINYOBI 5729                  1   2  0     5       YAMABUSHI (432)
 TIDAL 5809                    0   3  0     3       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  REVENGED
NOXON 5802              1  9 0 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  SHEWISH GIANT         580  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, well.  A Yamabushi on top of Willaf!  A salute to Kurohana. -- Midas and The
Golden Gladiators
P.S.  Congrats, also, on the invite.

Coyote -- I do not believe there is a definite and consistent opinion as to what it
means when the fans say "brilliant" or "thunder and lightning" or...some feel it
means nothing.  Probably a larger group (us included) will say it means one or both
(not sure which) are running on favorite rhythms.  I do not believe anyone thinks it
has something to do with using the favorite weapon. -- Mino

Tidal -- That was a wave and it was filled with gold! -- Gold-Plated

Bodokumo -- You were too much for me.  Salute. -- Heart Of Gold

Kildilli -- I hung on.  That's about all I did. -- On Golden Pond

Midas -- All input is welcome here.  And I agree also, meaning I realize I should
fight all my warriors.  But I am running another experiment.  After the FTF I should
run a full team. -- Coyote

Kurohana -- Good one.  That'll teach me not to skimp on my training! -- Penny Lope

Tanoshii -- Um...can I plead Attention Deficit Syndrome? -- Penny Lopez

Taikutsu -- For some reason, when I hear your name I think "Fish for dinner."  Since
I don't much like fish for dinner, this tends to put me off.  Hmm.  Maybe if I
remember to bring a lemon next time? -- Dunroe Minh

On Golden Pond -- Ah, the weather strikes.  I was going to go fishing, in order to
annoy my teammate Dunroe, and you were FROZEN.  I could have gone ice fishing, of
course, but...I just didn't want to. -- Kildilli Dall
P.S.  I know some of those ice fishers have little stoves in their huts on the ice to
keep warm, but I just don't TRUST things like that.  It seems all WRONG.

Noxon -- If that is a maximum result, I think you might have a problem.  Your strokes
are good, so maybe it's your follow-through? -- Ondo Fleur

Midas -- The partridge in OUR pear tree is supposed to be dinner!  It had better be a
little bigger, and we don't care about all those skill-gaining stats. -- Jorja

Coyote -- Absolutely not.  Those "voices off" are simply local color. -- Jorja

Our congratulations to Kurohana. -- Jorja and the Punny Animals

L. Protector Kurohana -- We offer, of course, our--  What?  Oh, he is?  Well, good.
Lord Protector Kurohana, we offer our congratulations to you on this auspicious
occasion.  Could we interest you in an ice-fishing concession? -- Tevik Zokharj,
Distributor of Lands for Willaf Arena

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOXON was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ANIS was bested by SPIKE in a 2 minute Bloodfeud duel.
ON GOLDEN POND luckily beat DUNROE MINH in a 2 minute brutal Challenge melee.
HEART OF GOLD was luckily beaten by FISSION in a 8 minute Challenge duel.
GOLD BULLION viciously subdued PRESSURE in a popular 3 minute gory Challenge contest.
PENNY LOPE demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
PENNY LOPEZ overpowered KHALHUMS DWARF in a 3 minute one-sided struggle.
KILDILLI DALL overpowered 24 CARAT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GOLD-PLATED vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ONDO FLEUR defeated TIDAL in a 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   5 -  0      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  14 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  24 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 580 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       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            17  14  0   99 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785        11   1  0   67 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         13   8  0   58 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIKE 5783                  5   2  2   46 POWER LEGION (579)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLD BULLION 5759           7   4  0   39 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
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 GOLD BULLION 5759.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENNY LOPEZ 
5725, DUNROE MINH 5766, SPIKE 5783, PENNY LOPE 5722, ANIS 5189, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, 
HEART OF GOLD 5776, PRESSURE 5746, GOLD-PLATED 5810, and ONDO FLEUR 5808.

The least popular fighter this week was 24 CARAT 5694.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were FISSION 5768, NOXON 5802, TIDAL 5809, KILDILLI DALL 5765, ONDO FLEUR 
5808, GOLD-PLATED 5810, PRESSURE 5746, HEART OF GOLD 5776, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, and 
ANIS 5189.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

KUROHANA (16-5128) YAMABUSHI (432)