DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/29/2008    Duedate: 04/11/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-587

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEART OF GOLD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5776) [11-9-0,110]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEART OF GOLD                  SOAP EATING MOUSE
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        INFESTED! (599)
(16-5776) [11-9-0,110]         (16-5830) [1-0-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    KILDILLI DALL
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5725) [19-18-0,88]         (16-5765) [17-11-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         16
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     16      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. INFESTED! (599)             14      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)              0
5. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       -4      INFESTED! (599)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  479 249  9 65.8   1/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 0
 2/ 0*INFESTED! (599)            1   1  0 50.0   2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  3 0
 3/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)          183 184 15 49.9   3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 4/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    197 245 14 44.6   4/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  5 0
 5/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      576 774 18 42.7   5/ 0*INFESTED! (599)           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 590): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): MADAM Y of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 497): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 586): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 584): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 582): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (Kaos, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 575): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 561): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 523): 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 261): 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 451): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 429): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 414): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 383): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 369): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 476): SCOOBY DOOM of HOUNDS OF HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 590): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 467): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 586): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 584): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 582): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 575): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 561): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 523): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): OLD MAN RIVER (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): X-MEN II (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 247): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 451): AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 429): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 414): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 383): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 369): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 476): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 589): BRUJAH of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 585): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 584): VIOLET ORC of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 291): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 575): MENSA of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
                   (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 572): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
                          DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 570): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, 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 261): ROISIN DUBH of GAELIC STORM (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                             SUCCULANT of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                       (turn 437): 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I thank you for the skills, Tanoshii, but I'm not sure I thank you for the
title.  I feel so conspicuous up here.  And Jorja won't let me maintain a low-profile
silence.

                                     Penny Lope

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in WILLAF a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as GOLDEN GLADIATORS is pushed out of top team by PUNNY AMINALS, who came 
from 2nd with a 4-1-0 this turn.  And let's see, KILDILLI DALL fought ON GOLDEN POND 
and gained 16 points and contributed to PUNNY AMINALS' 4-1-0.  SUIYOBI has lost to 
GOLDEN RETRIEVER, falling 6 points, while helping make YAMABUSHI a 1-2-0 turn.  Well 
done, WILLAF, the Duelmaster was this turn's most challenged warrior.  Perhaps PENNY 
LOPE is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  HEART OF GOLD challenged for the 
Duelmastership this turn, attempting to dethrone PUNNY AMINALS' warrior.  And all 
eyes were on HEART OF GOLD this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  
WILLAF has a new victor!  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     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 MAXIMUM RESULTS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you afraid of?  
And guess who avoided MAXIMUM RESULTS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Anyone surprised?   
     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.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEART OF GOLD 5776           11   9  0   110       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           17  11  0   102       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              19  19  0    89       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             19  18  0    88       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          13   2  0    85       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                17   9  0    80       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNROE MINH 5766             14  14  1    59       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-24 CARAT 5694                12  11  1    59       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                    12  14  2    56       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              10   2  0    54       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                10   3  1    53       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             7   5  0    38       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814         4   1  0    29       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUNIKO 5812                   4   3  0    23       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 LYRA 5811                     4   3  0    22       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830        1   0  0    13       INFESTED! (599)
 DOROBO 5813                   1   4  0     7       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SUIYOBI 5825                  1   1  0     5       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MARUZON 5831                  1   0  0     5       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BIRD SEED MOTH 5827           0   1  0     1       INFESTED! (599)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations, Penny.  You slid into that title goldenly! -- Midas

Anis -- Well, you surely have broken my heart in a big way. -- Heart Of Gold

Kildilli -- Algae?  Hmmm.  Well, hopefully more will be coming your way. -- On Golden
Pond

Penny Lopez -- Now THAT felt golden! -- Heart Of Gold

Ondo Fleur -- Well, you did it.  You put me on the floor! -- Golden Retriever

Anis -- I don't understand how you're supposed to produce a maximum of results.  I'm
not even sure I'd want to see a maximum of results, if it involves anise-scented
stuff.  Subtlety is the key.  Of course, I'm not sure where the lock is, but that's a
different problem. -- Kildilli Dall

Heart of Gold -- I don't know what my cousin is complaining about, at least she DID
get skills and the title. -- Penny Lopez the Annoyed

Kuniko -- Join me for dinner tonight and we'll see what kind of results we can
maximize, eh? -- Dunroe Minh

Golden Retriever -- You see that stick?  Fetch! -- Ondo Fleur

Lyra -- What do you want it for?  I figure it's like worms.  Some people LIKE worms,
mind you, but there it is. -- Ondo Fleur

Kildilli Dall -- You knew I had to try.  Nice fight. -- Anis

Dorobo -- That was a bad matchup for you.  Our last fight was better! -- Lyra

Dunroe Minh -- Sometimes matchups are lopsided against you.  What is a girl to do? --
Kuniko

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEART OF GOLD devastated PENNY LOPE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
ON GOLDEN POND was savagely defeated by KILDILLI DALL in a 2 minute Challenge melee.
PENNY LOPEZ vanquished ANIS in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
GOLD BULLION was defeated by DUNROE MINH in a 1 minute bloody match.
ONDO FLEUR devastated LYRA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
KUNIKO bested DOROBO in a 1 minute match.
SUIYOBI was devastated by GOLDEN RETRIEVER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BIRD SEED MOTH was overcome by MARUZON in a action packed 1 minute beginner's melee.
SOAP EATING MOUSE vanquished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   3 -  0      86  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    24 -  17 -  1      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|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 587 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 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HEART OF GOLD 5776         11   9  0  110 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         17  11  0  102 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPEZ 5725           19  18  0   88 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785        13   2  0   85 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 KILDILLI DALL 5765.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEART OF GOLD 
5776, PENNY LOPEZ 5725, DUNROE MINH 5766, KUNIKO 5812, ONDO FLEUR 5808, BIRD SEED 
MOTH 5827, MARUZON 5831, PENNY LOPE 5722, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, and ANIS 5189.

The least popular fighter this week was SUIYOBI 5825.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOROBO 5813, LYRA 5811, GOLD BULLION 5759, SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830, 
GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814, ANIS 5189, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, PENNY LOPE 5722, MARUZON 5831, 
and BIRD SEED MOTH 5827.