DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/12/2008    Duedate: 04/25/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-588

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEART OF GOLD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5776) [12-9-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEART OF GOLD                  SOAP EATING MOUSE
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        INFESTED! (599)
(16-5776) [12-9-0,119]         (16-5830) [2-0-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    PENNY LOPEZ
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5725) [19-19-0,84]         (16-5725) [19-19-0,84]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INFESTED! (599)             39
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             25      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     19      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       -3
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)        -13      INFESTED! (599)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*INFESTED! (599)            3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  481 249  9 65.9   2/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           6  3 1
 3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          186 184 16 50.3   3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 0
 4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    198 247 14 44.5   4/ 5*INFESTED! (599)           3  1 0
 5/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      577 778 18 42.6   5/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     3  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 591): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): PARMEIDES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): WINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 585): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 583): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 576): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): ULL STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): SERVIUS of CAESAR'S THUGS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): ACE HEARTS HAMMER of KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 524): SOLDIER 4 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): EXTENSION oF LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): WRATH LIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 415): JOEVINA SARIL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): GENERAL MILLS of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 370): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 477): SCOOBY DOOM of HOUNDS OF HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 591): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 591): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 498): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 587): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 585): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 583): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 292): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 576): ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 289): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 573): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 571): STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 562): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 524): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 267): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 261): X-MEN II (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 452): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 439): CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 430): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 197): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 386): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 384): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 370): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 477): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 590): KOOL-AID DRIKER of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 585): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 584): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, 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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 266): ANGEL HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, 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 439): ALLAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (Anti, mgr.)
                                   WHITE WITCH of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
                                   LOKI IX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
                       (turn 438): THE RIDDLER of CRAZY CREEPS (Crazy Creepster, mgr)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 196): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What?!  You want info?  You don't want to know all about me?  Shucks!  O.K., it
is info that you will get.
     What is the makeup (birth) of the current group of Golden Gladiators?  Look no
further.
     ST  9, 9,11,14,18
     CN  3, 5, 6, 9,15
     SZ 14,14,14,15,21
     WT  6, 9,15,17,17
     WL  9, 9,15,15,16
     SP  8, 9,10,12,14
     DF  8,11,11,15,17
     A reasonably offensive group with BA, SL, ST, ST, TP.
     Despite the not-so-optimal stats, the combined record of 47-28-1 (.626) is
doggone close to the overall Golden Gladiator record of 479-249-9 (.658).
     So there you are.  Read 'em and weep!  Come and get us!
            Heart Of Gold, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome WILLAF.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  Major screwup at PUNNY 
AMINALS.  ONDO FLEUR lost 9 points to ANIS.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe 
ONDO FLEUR will provide more easy wins...  See how the Duelmaster challenged PUNNY 
AMINALS' KILDILLI DALL?  That sort of initiative is how she got where she is now.  
Try as she might, KILDILLI DALL wasn't good enough at persuading HEART OF GOLD to 
step down from the Duelmaster's throne...  Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects 
to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was 
MAXIMUM RESULTS.  The bums at YAMABUSHI couldn't face the challenges from MAXIMUM 
RESULTS!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most 
challenged warrior, DUNROE MINH!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  BIRD SEED MOTH of INFESTED! knows how to pick 'em.  He challenged KUNIKO of 
MAXIMUM RESULTS who is up by 22.  Now was this a wise move?  BIRD SEED MOTH perhaps 
got his just desserts, seeing as he won victory over KUNIKO and ended up with 24 
recognition points.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  WILLAF is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  I don't want to 
overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEART OF GOLD 5776           12   9  0   119       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              20  19  0    96       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           17  12  0    96       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAIKUTSU 5564                18   9  0    90       YAMABUSHI (432)
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          13   2  0    85       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             19  19  0    84       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 24 CARAT 5694                13  11  1    69       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                    13  14  2    66       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 DUNROE MINH 5766             14  15  1    58       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUDOKUMO 5635                10   3  1    53       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              10   3  0    45       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-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)
 SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830        2   0  0    29       INFESTED! (599)
 BIRD SEED MOTH 5827           1   1  0    24       INFESTED! (599)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOROBO 5813                   2   4  1    17       YAMABUSHI (432)
 LYRA 5811                     4   4  0    16       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 KUNIKO 5812                   4   4  0    16       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 MARUZON 5831                  2   0  0    10       YAMABUSHI (432)
-SUIYOBI 5825                  1   1  0     5       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      DOROBO 5813           588  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Lopez The Annoyed -- I guess, then, it is Lope The greedy? -- Heart Of Gold

Penny Lope (Lope The Greedy) -- All golden things seem to come to an end, don't they?
-- Heart Of Gold, Duelmaster

Kildilli Dall -- Whoa!  You drained me dry! -- On Golden Pond

Dunroe Minh -- A salute to your better skills. -- Gold Bullion

Suiyobi -- Heel!  Roll over!  Speak!  Sit!  Down!  Lose. -- Golden Retriever

Heart Of Gold -- Our own Golden Gladiator as DM?  Sounds heavenly golden!  A salute
to The Heart. -- Midas

Heart of Gold -- The gods be thanked that you have taken the pestiferous title off my
hands.  I dislike writing a column.  A lot, I dislike it.  However, you could have
taught me more than one skill! -- Penny Lope

On Golden Pond -- Algae. -- Kildilli Dall

Anis -- Bad match for you, but I liked it. -- Penny Lopez

Gold Bullion -- With your assistance, I believe I shall resume wandering, eh? --
Dunroe Minh

Lyra -- Challenge.  Avoid.  You need not face these uneven matches. -- Ondo Fleur

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HEART OF GOLD bested KILDILLI DALL in a 1 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
24 CARAT demolished DUNROE MINH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ANIS overpowered ONDO FLEUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
BIRD SEED MOTH devastated KUNIKO in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SOAP EATING MOUSE demolished LYRA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
PENNY LOPE viciously subdued KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 3 minute master's fight.
TAIKUTSU overcame PENNY LOPEZ in a action packed 6 minute expert's fight.
DOROBO slaughtered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MARUZON defeated MALCORN INSURGENT 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -   1 -  0      95  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  17 -  2      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 588 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     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  HEART OF GOLD 5776         12   9  0  119 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            20  19  0   96 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         17  12  0   96 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      TAIKUTSU 5564              18   9  0   90 YAMABUSHI (432)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694              13  11  1   69 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 PENNY LOPEZ 5725.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENNY LOPE 5722, 
HEART OF GOLD 5776, BIRD SEED MOTH 5827, 24 CARAT 5694, ANIS 5189, SOAP EATING MOUSE 
5830, TAIKUTSU 5564, MARUZON 5831, KILDILLI DALL 5765, and DUNROE MINH 5766.

The least popular fighter this week was LYRA 5811.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KUNIKO 5812, ONDO FLEUR 5808, DOROBO 5813, DUNROE MINH 5766, KILDILLI 
DALL 5765, MARUZON 5831, TAIKUTSU 5564, SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830, ANIS 5189, and 24 
CARAT 5694.