DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/05/2008    Duedate: 07/18/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-594

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TAIKUTSU
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5564) [22-9-0,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TAIKUTSU                       MICROSOFT WORKS
YAMABUSHI (432)                OXYMORONS (544)
(16-5564) [22-9-0,119]         (16-5239) [6-1-0,53]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KILDILLI DALL                  KILDILLI DALL
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5765) [20-15-0,100]        (16-5765) [20-15-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     30
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         22      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. OXYMORONS (544)             19      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)             16
5. LEGENDS (574)                1      OXYMORONS (544)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*OXYMORONS (544)            7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     6  3 1
 2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  492 253  9 66.0   2/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)           6  3 0
 3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          197 191 17 50.8   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  8 0
 4/ 2*LEGENDS (574)              3   3  0 50.0   4/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  2 0
 5/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    208 257 15 44.7   5/ 0*OXYMORONS (544)           2  0 0
 6/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      589 795 18 42.6   6/ 5*LEGENDS (574)             0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

               + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Darkfall #3 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the hills northwest of Jurine:

     "Why us, here?" Fool's Gold asked.
     Moonjumper lowered the spyglass and rubbed her forehead.  "Because it has to be
somebody and we didn't duck fast enough?"  She handed the glass to Cadal.
     "I hate this thing," the Murskan muttered, raising it.  "Using it makes my head
ache.  But Fool has a point.  Or a question.  Why send us--or anyone--to Jurine?
     "Us, because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine<' Moonjumper said.
"Here... because we haven't picked up any recruits from Jurine, and it seems... odd."
     "City of a Thousand Pleasures," Cadal said, scanning it with the glass.
"They're too busy being decadent to notice anything wrong outside their walls."
     "Maybe."  Fool's Gold was frowning now, squinting at the distant city as though
he could make out details simply by concentrating.  "But that would make it easy to
infiltrate, and it isn't all that far from the captial.  And I still think the Black
Kalive is interested in doing more than just building his power base around Kurukar.
I'd bet my retirement lands against an eggshell that he wants to make himself
Kjarran's Satrap for the Empire."
     "But, Fool, he CAN'T!" Moonjumper protested.  "It's a question of legitimacy,
and without the bloodline from the first Satrap, he just doesn't have it."
     "As regent for his sister's kids, who DO have the bloodline--"
     "Okay, point.  And that would be... a disaster," Moonjumper agreed.  "The
reports out of Kurukar--purges, tortures, blood scarifices--"
     "Yeah.  So I guess we have to infiltrate Jurine oursleves and check it out,"
Cadal said as he lowered the spyglass.  "If there are any watchers between here and
the walls, I'm not seeing them, either."
     "Or much activity of any kind," Fool added.  "Shouldn't there be people in the
fields?"
     The three gladiators looked at each other and nodded.
     "Something is wrong down there," Fool's Gold said, "whether it's the hand of the
Black Kaliv or not.  Let's go find out what."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLU JON of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): BRICKHOUSE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): THINKER of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): COLOUR COMMENTATOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): BARBARINO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): ODALISQUE of ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): FAIRUZA of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): TENDERIZED DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 391): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 597): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 501): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 593): MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 589): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 582): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 577): BAD COMPANY (Bill, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 568): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 530): MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 270): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 264): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 445): GENX PERFECT HITS (Elephant, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 436): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 421): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 200): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 291): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 390): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 483): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 596): GANGREL of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 597): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 591): THE WITCH-KING of THE BLACK RIDERS (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): PENNY LOPE of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 591): XAVIORA YOHL of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 588): NIFTY NICKEL of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 295): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
                          LADY ELMA of FILIPINA LADYZ (Lady Martilyo, mgr.)
              (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 581): JON of MEN (A-sop, mgr.)
                          REWRITE of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 292): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
                   (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 579): FRENZY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 576): SCREWFACE of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 567): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 251): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 458): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 444): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
                                   RETRIBUTION XXIX of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                      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.  And let's see, GOLD BULLION fought 
STINGING NETTLE and gained 17 points and contributed to GOLDEN GLADIATORS' 3-0-0.  
STINGING NETTLE has lost to GOLD BULLION, falling 13 points, while helping make 
MAXIMUM RESULTS a 1-2-0 turn.  Well done, WILLAF, the Duelmaster was this turn's most 
challenged warrior.  Perhaps TAIKUTSU is not as thrilled, being challenged 2 times.  
Defending his title for another turn, TAIKUTSU kept PUNNY AMINALS' warrior, KILDILLI 
DALL, from claiming the throne.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last 
night, cramped under the table at The Swinging Aardvark?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  MAXIMUM RESULTS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were WILLAF's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided MAXIMUM RESULTS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  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                22   9  0   119       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                    16  17  2   109       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           20  15  0   100       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 24 CARAT 5694                17  12  1    85       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                13   4  1    80       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          14   4  0    73       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DUNROE MINH 5766             16  19  1    68       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD BULLION 5759            10   5  0    66       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          6   1  0    53       OXYMORONS (544)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              12   7  0    51       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 STINGING NETTLE 5774          4   1  0    44       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-GOLDEN RETRIEVER 5814         5   1  0    36       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRICKET 5544                  3   3  0    32       LEGENDS (574)
 ZIGADENUS 5775                3   2  1    28       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 DOROBO 5813                   4   8  1    25       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEACEKEEPING FORCE 5243       1   0  0    15       OXYMORONS (544)
 BEAU RAMN 5845                1   0  0    13       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-MARUZON 5831                  3   1  0    10       YAMABUSHI (432)
-SUIYOBI 5825                  2   2  1     9       YAMABUSHI (432)
 CHIK-CHUN LILL 5844           1   1  0     4       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Budokumo -- You took to the battle like a duck on water and drowned me.  Salute. --
On Golden Pond

Cricket -- Perhaps I am the real legend here? -- Gold Bullion

I always thought of both Pennys as very low.  (smirk)  Good luck and good riddance to
both!  They probably both will marry for money. -- Midas

Great Yamabushi DM Column!  You told us all you know. -- Midas

Gold.  Gotta love everything gold.
     King Midas

Stinging Nettle -- Ouch!  I think that's got to count as a secret weapon. -- Ondo
Fleur
P.S.  Particularly when you hide it in your beard.

The Veteran Mercenary?  I'm graduating and leaving you all forever, and all I get is
Finn the Gray-Bearded, Veteran Mercenary?  Cheese. -- Penny Lope

And he doesn't teach well, either. -- Kildilli Dall

Damn, I didn't think the Userous Merchant would realize that I was the one... er.
Well, he can't get money from me in the Infirmary, so he'd better back off!  I have
to pay my insurance premiums, after all. -- Dunroe Minh

Odd, I thought I was going to be female.  Well, no matter, I can still tell when the
sky is falling. -- Chik-Chun Lill
P.S.  An!  And the Commission says that I am very charismatic, so when *I* say the
sky is falling, people will *believe* me.  Good!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ON GOLDEN POND unbelievably bested DUNROE MINH in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
GOLD BULLION demolished STINGING NETTLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ZIGADENUS was overpowered by ONDO FLEUR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
TAIKUTSU bested KILDILLI DALL in a exciting 3 minute veteran's Title fight.
ANIS bested BUDOKUMO in a action packed 4 minute brawl.
24 CARAT savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a exciting 1 minute bloody struggle.
MICROSOFT WORKS overcame CRICKET in a action packed 2 minute fight.
DOROBO vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CHIK-CHUN LILL was vanquished by PEACEKEEPING FORCE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BEAU RAMN vanquished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   1 -  0      86  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   4 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    25 -  24 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -  14 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 594 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TAIKUTSU 5564              22   9  0  119 YAMABUSHI (432)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         20  15  0  100 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694              17  12  1   85 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLD BULLION 5759          10   5  0   66 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   MICROSOFT WORKS 5239        6   1  0   53 OXYMORONS (544)
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774        4   1  0   44 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KILDILLI DALL 5765.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was KILDILLI DALL 5765.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANIS 5189, 
DUNROE MINH 5766, MICROSOFT WORKS 5239, 24 CARAT 5694, GOLD BULLION 5759, ONDO FLEUR 
5808, TAIKUTSU 5564, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, CRICKET 5544, and PEACEKEEPING FORCE 5243.

The least popular fighter this week was CHIK-CHUN LILL 5844.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ZIGADENUS 5775, STINGING NETTLE 5774, DOROBO 5813, BUDOKUMO 
5635, BEAU RAMN 5845, PEACEKEEPING FORCE 5243, CRICKET 5544, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, 
TAIKUTSU 5564, and ONDO FLEUR 5808.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KILDILLI DALL (16-5765) PUNNY AMINALS (305)