DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/01/2008    Duedate: 03/14/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-585

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TANOSHII
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5488) [26-7-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TANOSHII                       POSITION IS EMPTY
YAMABUSHI (432)                
(16-5488) [26-7-0,127]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    PENNY LOPE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5725) [18-17-0,98]         (16-5722) [19-17-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     55
2. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       10      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          5      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)              3
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  475 246  9 65.9   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)          180 181 15 49.9   2/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  0 0
 3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    195 241 14 44.7   3/ 2 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     6  3 0
 4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      569 771 18 42.5   4/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  5 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 588): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): WEEZY DANG of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): GREEWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Our battling duelmaster TANOSHII has managed to hold the title, 
fending off PENNY LOPE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, PUNNY 
AMINALS.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid PUNNY AMINALS, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does WILLAF really have that many 
liars?  And you guys like to boo me?  Well, unsling your rasberries, cause GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS beats feet every time PUNNY AMINALS smiles at them.  Try farming, eh?  
Well just about everybody wants a piece of KILDILLI DALL, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, ON GOLDEN POND 
went after KILDILLI DALL, who was higher by 22 points.  Well, when the dust settled, 
ON GOLDEN POND bested KILDILLI DALL.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the WILLAF giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you 
can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one 
already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANOSHII 5488                26   7  0   127       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              19  17  0   102       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             18  17  0    98       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          12   1  0    87       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                17   9  0    80       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           15  11  0    79       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HEART OF GOLD 5776            9   9  0    79       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                    12  12  2    65       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 24 CARAT 5694                12  11  1    59       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUDOKUMO 5635                10   3  1    53       YAMABUSHI (432)
 DUNROE MINH 5766             12  14  1    51       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808               8   2  0    41       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLD BULLION 5759             7   4  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814         3   0  0    25       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUNIKO 5812                   3   2  0    24       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYRA 5811                     3   2  0    17       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 DOROBO 5813                   1   2  0     5       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GOLD-PLATED 5810        3  1 0 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 ANIS 5189             581  REVENGED
KINYOBI 5729            1  7 0 YAMABUSHI 432        WURM KIN              585  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I don't know about a repeat, Anis?  You look too formidable for this too-often-broken
heart? -- Heart Of Gold

Tanoshii -- Congrats on your repeat of the title. -- Midas

Dunroe -- It was a golden day for me.  It is nice to know I could make it two in a
row. -- Heart Of Gold

Kinyobi -- Thanks for unleashing me.  (interpreted from bow wow) -- Golden Retriever

Tanoshii on top?  Again?  Looks like Yamabushi is taking over Willaf? -- Midas

Kinyobi -- Be careful.  Be very careful.  I don't want to have to kill you and have
to listen to your manager rant and rave.  Be well.  Pick better challenges--although
I suspect there is nothing that is good for you the way you perform. -- Golden
Retriever

Heart of Gold -- AAAAaaaaah!  That I should come up against a woman of such firm
views on (gasp) Sadie Hawkins Day!  I'm RUINED. -- Dunroe Minh

Tanoshii -- Too bad for both of us there isn't someone else nearby in the rankings,
isn't it?  We might learn better with new opponents.  Still, it appalls me to say
that it could be worse!  Look at Zorpunt, for example.  So, good work. -- Penny Lopez

Ah, the Kung-Fu Master.  Little did he know that I have been STUDYING Kung-Fu over
the past month or so, and I can do the "bow to the teacher" and "grovel like a
grasshopper" PERFECTLY.  He was stunned by the grace of my groveling, and thus
unprepared for my dirty, underhanded, unorthodox kick to the critical area.  Ha! --
Penny Lope
P.S.  I would even say, Ha HAI!

So.  Finn the Gray-bearded, Veteran Mercenary.  Lucky for ME, I am used to beating up
on my grandfather, who is widely known in our family for always grabbing the last
piece of cake and similar nefarious habits, so I didn't hesitate.  One tenderized
Veteran Mercenary. -- Kildilli Dall

Anis -- Never cared for it, especially not once I figured out that it was just
licorice with a french accent.  You won't fool ME that way.  I will just refuse to
give chase. -- Ondo Fleur

Midas -- What goodies have you given us lately?  There isn't a THING in the larder.
-- #57912, Speaker for the Roll-Up Gods

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI

said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

KINYOBI was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ON GOLDEN POND unbelievably bested KILDILLI DALL in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
LYRA was demolished by ONDO FLEUR in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DOROBO was devastated by GOLDEN RETRIEVER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
TANOSHII defeated PENNY LOPE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute master's Title match.
PENNY LOPEZ won victory over M. CHARDINEE in a crowd pleasing 4 minute fight.
HEART OF GOLD overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DUNROE MINH was overpowered by ANIS in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
24 CARAT vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KUNIKO won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   2 -  0      90  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  14 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  18 -  0      47  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 585 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TANOSHII 5488              26   7  0  127 YAMABUSHI (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            19  17  0  102 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         15  11  0   79 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694              12  11  1   59 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 LOPE 5722.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILDILLI DALL 
5765, PENNY LOPEZ 5725, TANOSHII 5488, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, HEART OF GOLD 5776, ANIS 
5189, 24 CARAT 5694, ONDO FLEUR 5808, GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814, and DUNROE MINH 5766.

The least popular fighter this week was DOROBO 5813.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LYRA 5811, KINYOBI 5729, KUNIKO 5812, DUNROE MINH 5766, GOLDEN 
RETRIEVER 5814, ONDO FLEUR 5808, 24 CARAT 5694, ANIS 5189, HEART OF GOLD 5776, and ON 
GOLDEN POND 5785.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TANOSHII (16-5488) YAMABUSHI (432)