DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/07/2008    Duedate: 06/20/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-592

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAIKUTSU
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5564) [20-9-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAIKUTSU                       CRICKET
YAMABUSHI (432)                LEGENDS (574)
(16-5564) [20-9-0,105]         (16-5544) [3-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPE                     KILDILLI DALL
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5722) [23-20-0,99]         (16-5765) [19-14-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       35
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             18      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. INFESTED! (599)              0      Unchartered Team
4. LEGENDS (574)               -3
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         -7      LEGENDS (574)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*LEGENDS (574)              3   1  0 75.0   1/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  7 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  488 252  9 65.9   2/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     6  5 1
 3- 3*INFESTED! (599)            5   3  0 62.5   3/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   4  2 0
 4/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)          193 189 17 50.5   4/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  5 0
 5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    205 254 15 44.7   5/ 5*LEGENDS (574)             2  1 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      585 789 18 42.6   6- 6*INFESTED! (599)           0  2 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 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 500): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 587): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 580): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 528): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 419): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 389): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 481): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 500): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 587): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 580): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 528): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 419): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 389): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 481): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I did some training with a goldsmith, and the skills learned have served me
well.  Heart of Gold made a good try but now she's looking more than a little
battered.

                                   Kildilli Dall

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in WILLAF this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  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 2-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, ANIS fought 24 CARAT and gained 19 points and 
contributed to MAXIMUM RESULTS' 3-0-1.  24 CARAT has lost to ANIS, falling 16 points, 
while helping make GOLDEN GLADIATORS a 1-1-0 turn.  And not without some honor, 
TAIKUTSU now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of WILLAF.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the PUNNY 
AMINALS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you 
afraid of?  And avoiding PUNNY AMINALS more than any other team we find GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS.  WILLAF, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most 
challenged warrior this turn was GOLDEN GLADIATORS' warrior 24 CARAT.  More fighters 
challenged her than challenged the Duelmaster!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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.  Well, I'm burning daylight here in WILLAF and I've a long road 
ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in WILLAF again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAIKUTSU 5564                20   9  0   105       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                    15  16  2   100       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 PENNY LOPE 5722              23  20  0    99       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           19  14  0    97       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          13   3  0    84       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 24 CARAT 5694                16  12  1    77       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNROE MINH 5766             16  17  1    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                12   3  1    62       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830        3   1  0    49       INFESTED! (599)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              11   6  0    47       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             8   5  0    45       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 STINGING NETTLE 5774          3   0  0    38       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814         5   1  0    36       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRICKET 5544                  3   1  0    32       LEGENDS (574)
-BIRD SEED MOTH 5827           2   2  0    30       INFESTED! (599)
 ZIGADENUS 5775                2   1  1    29       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DOROBO 5813                   3   7  1    17       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MARUZON 5831                  3   1  0    10       YAMABUSHI (432)
-SUIYOBI 5825                  2   2  1     9       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      ZIGADENUS 5775        592  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kildilli -- You put it to me good and deserve the title.  Congrats. -- Heart Of Gold

Indeed.  A golden moment for Kildilli.  Salute. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Penny Lopez -- I needed that!  I guess neither of you grads got to go off with a win.
-- 24 Carat (laughing if I must)

It will be interesting to see if any golden names were offered. -- Midas

Ah, yes.  Fool's Gold.  Far more competent than the name implies. -- Midas

Cricket -- Are you that good? -- Gold Bullion

Well, if that doesn't beat milkshakes.  My stupid cousin goes off to the Isle and
leaves me here to fight Convicted Assassins. -- Penny Lope
P.S.  Okay, maybe she isn't going to the Isle, but she isn't staying around HERE.

24 Carat -- It's my pleasure to give you that win, since *I* won't be needing it.
Good luck, and watch out for the bunny. -- Penny Lopez
P.S.  He's always biting the carats, and his teeth are HUGE.

Captured Orc?  Bah.  Fighting that creature is beneath me. -- Dunroe Minh

Dunroe -- Losing to him is beneath you.  Back to the practice room for you, and no
more Double Chocolate Carrot Cake for dessert! -- Jorja

Budokumo -- A painful encounter.  Let's not do it again. -- Ondo Fleur

Midas -- Have you had a Golden Parachute? -- Jorja

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANIS devastated 24 CARAT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOLD BULLION won victory over CRICKET in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
KILDILLI DALL was unbelievably bested by TAIKUTSU in a 2 minute veteran's Title match.
PENNY LOPE slimly won victory over VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute veteran's fight.
DUNROE MINH subdued FRATSFA SLAVE in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
BUDOKUMO unbelievably bested ONDO FLEUR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
STINGING NETTLE handily defeated DOROBO in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ZIGADENUS slaughtered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   1 -  0      83  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  1      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  23 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 592 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TAIKUTSU 5564              20   9  0  105 YAMABUSHI (432)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            23  20  0   99 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         19  14  0   97 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694              16  12  1   77 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLD BULLION 5759           8   5  0   45 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774        3   0  0   38 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PENNY LOPE 5722.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KILDILLI DALL 5765.  The ten other most popular fighters were ONDO FLEUR 5808, 
PENNY LOPE 5722, DUNROE MINH 5766, GOLD BULLION 5759, TAIKUTSU 5564, STINGING NETTLE 
5774, ZIGADENUS 5775, ANIS 5189, 24 CARAT 5694, and CRICKET 5544.

The least popular fighter this week was DOROBO 5813.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BUDOKUMO 5635, CRICKET 5544, 24 CARAT 5694, ANIS 5189, ZIGADENUS 5775, 
STINGING NETTLE 5774, TAIKUTSU 5564, GOLD BULLION 5759, DUNROE MINH 5766, and PENNY 
LOPE 5722.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PENNY LOPE (16-5722) PUNNY AMINALS (305)

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!