DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/15/2008    Duedate: 03/28/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-586

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PENNY LOPE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5722) [19-18-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PENNY LOPE                     POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            
(16-5722) [19-18-0,103]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    PENNY LOPE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5725) [18-18-0,83]         (16-5722) [19-18-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YAMABUSHI (432)             21
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     16      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          5      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       -1
                                       WILD WILD WEST (229)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  477 247  9 65.9   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  1 0
 2/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)          182 182 15 50.0   2/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    196 243 14 44.6   3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     6  3 0
 4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      572 773 18 42.5   4/ 4 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

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): MADAM Y of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 497): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): VIOLET ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): ON MY WAY of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 437): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): DUCK KA-BOB of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 589): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 467): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 583): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 583): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 581): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 574): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 571): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 560): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): OLD MAN RIVER (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 450): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 428): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 413): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 385): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 475): PUPPY POWER (Mannequin, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): BRUJAH 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  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, 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.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 522): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                   (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  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 417): JACK THE RIPPER of CRAZY CRREPS (Crazy Creepster)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 368): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt WILLAF will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as PUNNY AMINALS is pushed out of top team by GOLDEN GLADIATORS, who came from 2nd 
with a 2-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, HEART OF GOLD fought PENNY LOPEZ and gained 
17 points and contributed to GOLDEN GLADIATORS' 2-1-0.  PENNY LOPEZ has lost to HEART 
OF GOLD, falling 15 points, while helping make PUNNY AMINALS a 3-2-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and TANOSHII remains WILLAF's top 
warrior for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team 
makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the PUNNY AMINALS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided PUNNY AMINALS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that KILDILLI 
DALL from PUNNY AMINALS was WILLAF's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.  Always good to rest in WILLAF, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in WILLAF again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              19  18  0   103       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEART OF GOLD 5776           10   9  0    96       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          13   1  0    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           16  11  0    86       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             18  18  0    83       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                17   9  0    80       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                    12  13  2    60       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-24 CARAT 5694                12  11  1    59       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNROE MINH 5766             13  14  1    55       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                10   3  1    53       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808               9   2  0    49       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLD BULLION 5759             7   4  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LYRA 5811                     4   2  0    24       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814         3   1  0    21       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KUNIKO 5812                   3   3  0    21       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SUIYOBI 5825                  1   0  0    11       YAMABUSHI (432)
 DOROBO 5813                   1   3  0     6       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dorobo -- Thanks for the challenge.  I needed an easy fight to allow me to rest up
for the real thing.  Ho, hum.  You and Kinyobi are so nice to me. -- Golden Retriever

Kinyobi -- Good choice!  Wurm Kin was probably a good call. -- Golden Retriever

Kildilli -- I knew I could.  I knew I could.  I knew I could. -- On Golden Pond

Convicted Assassin and Dangerous Criminal -- It is nice to know the inmates will chip
in when needed.  Thanks. -- Heart Of Gold and 24 Carat

Dunroe -- Sorry to spoil your reputation, but now you know how to enjoy life.  (wink)
-- Heart Of Gold

RUG #57912 -- I am willing to trade gold and other goodies for rolls, but, from what
I have seen, I don't think you have or can provide anything I want. -- Midas

     Don't want gold. -- RUG #57912

Ondo Fleur -- Try as I may, try as I might, I just can't seem to get the first
strike! -- Lyra

Heart of Gold -- Us ladies will be here a long time.  I am sure we will be seeing
each other on the sands again.  Breaking hearts is what I am good at...well
sometimes. -- Anis

On Golden Pond -- I looked very closely, and it looks to ME like what makes you
golden is, you know, some kind of algae.  Well, not algae, because it's got little
yellow flowers, like mustard, but it's a water plant anyway, the kind that wraps
around swimmers and DROWNDS them.  So I'm not going to, like, swim in your old pond,
so there! -- Kildilli Dall
P.S.  Even if it's warming up nicely, which it is, because the ice is ALL gone,
although there was a heavy fog this morning.

Lyra -- Ah, you are indeed a lovely flower of a woman.  I've always been partial to
tall women, you know.  They don't need help getting things off high shelves, which
saves a lot of tedious interruptions in a man's life. -- Ondo Fleur
P.S.  Why did you learn only one skill?  That is hardly a maximum result, young lady!

Tanoshii -- I salute you; you not only retain the title--deservedly--but have
parlayed into an Invitation to the Isle.  Excellent work. -- Penny Lope

M. Chardinee?  I believe I may have been insulted, but it moved me to a winning
record, so maybe not.  I rather like having a winning record. -- Penny Lopez

Anis -- Oh, don't tell me!  You knew I had a couple of skills squirreled away (I

usually gopher them, that being more secure), and you thought you'd take a chance, so
you bribed the Match-Up Gods.  (grumble mutter)  Good fight, actually.  You got me
coming and going. -- Dunroe Minh

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

     As threatened, here is a current manager list for this arena.  Let me know if
     I've gotten anyone's name wrong! -- The Saint, keeper of lists
     GOLDEN GLADIATORS     Midas      PUNNY AMINALS     Jorja
     MAXIMUM RESULTS       Coyote     YAMABUSHI         Doc Miracle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANIS was devastated by KILDILLI DALL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TANOSHII won victory over PENNY LOPE in a exciting 5 minute expert's Title battle.
PENNY LOPEZ was defeated by HEART OF GOLD in a 1 minute master's duel.
ON GOLDEN POND unbelievably bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 3 minute fight.
DUNROE MINH devastated KUNIKO in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ONDO FLEUR overpowered GOLDEN RETRIEVER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
LYRA devastated DOROBO in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SUIYOBI overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   2 -  0      90  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  17 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 586 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            19  18  0  103 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  HEART OF GOLD 5776         10   9  0   96 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785        13   1  0   90 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         16  11  0   86 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 LOPE 5722.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILDILLI DALL 
5765, HEART OF GOLD 5776, SUIYOBI 5825, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, DUNROE MINH 5766, ONDO 
FLEUR 5808, LYRA 5811, ANIS 5189, PENNY LOPEZ 5725, and KUNIKO 5812.

The least popular fighter this week was DOROBO 5813.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814, KUNIKO 5812, PENNY LOPEZ 5725, ANIS 5189, LYRA 
5811, ONDO FLEUR 5808, DUNROE MINH 5766, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, SUIYOBI 5825, and HEART 
OF GOLD 5776.

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

TANOSHII (16-5488) YAMABUSHI (432)