DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/20/2008    Duedate: 01/02/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-606

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUDOKUMO
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5635) [19-5-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUDOKUMO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
YAMABUSHI (432)                
(16-5635) [19-5-1,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONDO FLEUR                     MICROSOFT WORKS
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            OXYMORONS (544)
(16-5808) [19-12-0,99]         (16-5239) [8-2-1,85]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YAMABUSHI (432)             25
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     21      OXYMORONS (544)
3. LEGENDS (574)               19      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        5
5. OXYMORONS (544)             -4      ARENA REJECTS (240)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 OXYMORONS (544)           12   4  1 75.0   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   9  1 0
 2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  522 264 10 66.4   2/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 0
 3/ 2 LEGENDS (574)             10   8  0 55.6   3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     5  4 1
 4/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          211 204 17 50.8   4/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  6 0
 5/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    226 275 17 45.1   5/ 5 LEGENDS (574)             2  1 0
 6/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      624 820 21 43.2   6/ 0 OXYMORONS (544)           0  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 607): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): INVENTOR OF PAIN of THE PAIN GANG (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): YAREK ZURN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): HAWK NELSON of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): ELLYN GRUNE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 433): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): GOOGLE of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 609): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 605): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 603): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 601): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 594): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 298): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 542): LUROICIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 270): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 470): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 457): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 401): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 495): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 608): BIG SHRIMP of ICE AGE (Wali Kharif, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 604): GOLD BULLION of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 593): HULIK of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 591): WAR EAGLE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          MYSTIC MIRAGE of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 589): THE MONK of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): AUNTY ENTITY of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               YUFFIE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 269): THE RON of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                             FOLMOR GRIGG of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 456): STITCHES of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the Bald)
                                   FLICKED BOOGERS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 205): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
                            HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Finally!  Finally we got all that algae cleaned out of the Golden Pond and
planted some good, sensible water lilies.

                                     Ondo Fleur

Gold Bullion -- Sure, leave just when I was getting the upper hand!  Well, not
really.  Your avoids and challenge skills were remarkable, as I never got to fight
you with my selected strategy.  I bow to a master.  Good to see you go! -- Zigadenus

                                      SPY REPORT

     I was going on vacation, see?  Surf, sun...  But what do those bums say?  "Hit 
the road, Debby Tonte.  WILLAF needs a spyreport."  Oh, well.  Too bad, PUNNY 
AMINALS, but GOLDEN GLADIATORS was just too good to be stopped.  MVP award for 
CRICKET?  LEGENDS' proud of him after beating ZIGADENUS and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer major upsets!  ZIGADENUS' match with CRICKET cost him a loss of 16 points!  
Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all WILLAF.  He got the 
most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Like, BUDOKUMO must be pretty gutsy!  
He challenged the Duelmaster from PUNNY AMINALS.  Does this guy have a death wish or 
what!  And I was just getting used to the ex-Duelmaster's habit of...(!)  Oh well, 
welcome BUDOKUMO.  Aren't YAMABUSHI proud.  (Oh, my.) Is the Duelmaster really being 
a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of PUNNY AMINALS must be getting lonely. 
They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  I don't 
know what YAMABUSHI's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights 
from PUNNY AMINALS, that's fer sher.  SILENCE IS GOLDEN must not be a good enough 
fighter to get in fair fights.  She challenged BEAU RAMN.  11 is a big difference.  
(Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought SILENCE IS GOLDEN showed great skill and 
promise when she defeated BEAU RAMN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDOKUMO 5635                19   5  1   107       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              19  12  0    99       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 STINGING NETTLE 5774         11   6  1    97       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRICKET 5544                 10   8  0    94       LEGENDS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                26  11  0    89       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          8   2  1    85       OXYMORONS (544)
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          18   7  0    75       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ZIGADENUS 5775                9   8  1    72       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVIA MINNO 5855             8   1  1    59       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854        7   1  0    58       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAU RAMN 5845                8   5  2    46       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 DOROBO 5813                   6  11  1    41       YAMABUSHI (432)
-PEACEKEEPING FORCE 5243       4   2  0    35       OXYMORONS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDBRICK 5857                4   0  0    30       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852           6   5  0    29       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SUIYOBI 5825                  3   6  1    24       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDWATER 5856                2   0  0    24       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORIN 5859                   3   1  1    19       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-MARUZON 5831                  4   4  0    16       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MAREY D'NUIT 5861             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?
CHIK-CHUN LILL 5844     7  5 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    STINGING NETTLE 5774  604   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Merry Christmas to all Willafians, and to all a good fight. -- Midas and The Golden
Gladiators

Hah!  Now I won't have to write a DM Column!  Graduation is bliss! -- Gold Bullion,
retired

Zigadenus -- Good luck.  I think you are going to make it to the top. -- Gold Bullion

What?  I lost that, Ondo Fleur?  Well you can just pick me up off the floor.  Sheesh!
Well, it was a good fight and you deserved the win.  Shucks! -- On Golden Pond (but
sinking)

Beau Ramn -- Perhaps you will listen to me as some of your compatriots will not?  I
have nothing to say because... Silence Is Golden

Maruzon -- Thanks for the challenge.  What more could I ask for than an easy win?  I
like to take things easy. -- Goldbrick

Congratulations to Ondo Fleur, Duelmaster of Willaf.  Salute. -- Midas

Coyote -- Allow me to echo Jorja's comments that attending a Face is the optimal way
to learn, AND it is a great, but intense, DM time. -- Midas

May the New Year bring you peace and prosperity. -- Midas, The Golden Gladiators, and
all The Consortium

Silence Is (NOT) Golden -- Pfui. -- Beau Ramn

Cricket -- I knew a woman named Cricket once.  Well, called it, anyway.  She was
murdered, possibly by the sheriff, and it wasn't ever resolved.  There's a legend, if
you want. -- Silvia Minno

Dorobo -- You made me think, for some inscrutable reason, of bashing clothes on rocks
in a stream to get them clean.  And memory being what it is, you found yourself
bashed on the rocks, eh?  But not in the stream, as it's frozen. -- Baabra Lammont
P.S.  And if it isn't frozen, it should be.  Gods, they think that the wind-chill
MIGHT get up to -15 by Monday.

This Convicted Thief seems a pathetic creature.  There isn't much satisfaction in
scaring him, though it is practice and thus not to be scorned. -- Marey d'Nuit

Silence Is Golden -- As if! -- Baabra Lammont

Coyote -- Ah, your replacements are coming from Shews R Us now, are they?  I've been
through spells of that.  And these huge gladiators are often judged by the Commission
agents to be DWARVES.  Amazing. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUDOKUMO bested ONDO FLEUR in a action packed 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN luckily beat BEAU RAMN in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
GOLDWATER vanquished MAREY D'NUIT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
STINGING NETTLE narrowly defeated MICROSOFT WORKS in a exciting 3 minute bloody fight.
CRICKET devastated ZIGADENUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SILVIA MINNO overpowered SUIYOBI in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BAABRA LAMMONT was overcome by DOROBO in a action packed 1 minute melee.
GOLDBRICK vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
THORIN vanquished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   7 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  10 -  1      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   2 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 606 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 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUDOKUMO 5635              19   5  1  107 YAMABUSHI (432)
BASHING ATTACK   ONDO FLEUR 5808            19  12  0   99 PUNNY AMINALS (305)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774       11   6  1   97 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
AIMED BLOW       CRICKET 5544               10   8  0   94 LEGENDS (574)
LUNGING ATTACK   MICROSOFT WORKS 5239        8   2  1   85 OXYMORONS (544)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ONDO FLEUR 5808.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MICROSOFT WORKS 5239.  The ten other most popular fighters were ONDO FLEUR 5808, 
BEAU RAMN 5845, STINGING NETTLE 5774, CRICKET 5544, DOROBO 5813, SILVIA MINNO 5855, 
BUDOKUMO 5635, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, GOLDWATER 5856, and SUIYOBI 5825.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDBRICK 5857.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAREY D'NUIT 5861, BAABRA LAMMONT 5852, ZIGADENUS 5775, THORIN 5859, 
SUIYOBI 5825, GOLDWATER 5856, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, BUDOKUMO 5635, SILVIA MINNO 
5855, and DOROBO 5813.