DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/03/2009    Duedate: 01/16/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-607

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUDOKUMO
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5635) [20-5-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUDOKUMO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
YAMABUSHI (432)                
(16-5635) [20-5-1,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONDO FLEUR                     ONDO FLEUR
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5808) [19-13-0,101]        (16-5808) [19-13-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         27
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             16      OXYMORONS (544)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     14      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        4
5. LEGENDS (574)                3      GIANT (280)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 OXYMORONS (544)           12   5  1 70.6   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  2 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  524 265 10 66.4   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 LEGENDS (574)             11   8  0 57.9   3/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           5  4 0
 4/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)          213 205 17 51.0   4/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    227 277 17 45.0   5/ 5 LEGENDS (574)             3  0 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      627 822 21 43.3   6/ 6 OXYMORONS (544)           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 608): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): THE RED BARON of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): THE CYCLOPS of RAVAGING HORDES (General Ikillu)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): 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 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): DOMJON of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): 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 434): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): POP KHAN of MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SHANA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): GOLEM of THE PHILANTROPHISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 607): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 606): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 604): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 602): IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 301): THE ANIMALS (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 590): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 581): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): IRE OF BROGUE (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 276): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 271): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 257): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 458): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 464): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 206): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 402): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 380): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 496): TRECK PEOPLE et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 610): CAELUM of FORCE OF FIVE (Doctor Doom, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 604): BOSS of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
                            THULE of DARK CREATIONS (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 603): LYLYANNA of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 595): PLATINUM PEENER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
                          CHROME CRIMPER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 592): LUCRETIUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
              (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 581): PATRICE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 580): KNUCKLE of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
                           BRENNA of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 543): SELINSIA of THE FAMILY (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 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 256): CANTEX of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 471): TWIG LITE ZONE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 434): MERRO DOSH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, 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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of WILLAF.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  PUNNY AMINALS had cause 
to celebrate, after MAREY D'NUIT got 20 points by beating THORIN.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 7 points to MAREY 
D'NUIT.  (Discrete enough, THORIN?) BUDOKUMO successfully staved off a grab for the 
roses by ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY AMINALS.  Does WILLAF have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  Word has it one team in WILLAF is taking speech lessons to try to bore 
their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys 
in PUNNY AMINALS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  
Like a pup with its tail between its legs, YAMABUSHI scurried away from PUNNY 
AMINALS.  Oh, the shame!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  Can anything 
compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for WILLAF?  On that giddy note I take 
my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDOKUMO 5635                20   5  1   116       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGING NETTLE 5774         12   6  1   105       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              19  13  0   101       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CRICKET 5544                 11   8  0    97       LEGENDS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                26  11  0    89       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          8   3  1    88       OXYMORONS (544)
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          18   7  0    75       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ZIGADENUS 5775                9   9  1    75       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVIA MINNO 5855             9   1  1    61       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854        7   1  0    58       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEAU RAMN 5845                9   5  2    51       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 DOROBO 5813                   7  11  1    45       YAMABUSHI (432)
-PEACEKEEPING FORCE 5243       4   2  0    35       OXYMORONS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDBRICK 5857                5   0  0    32       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852           6   6  0    27       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-SUIYOBI 5825                  3   6  1    24       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MAREY D'NUIT 5861             2   1  0    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDWATER 5856                2   1  0    21       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 MARUZON 5831                  4   5  0    19       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLD CACHE 5862               1   0  0    15       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 THORIN 5859                   3   2  1    12       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

'-' 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

Beau -- Thanks for the will, and shhhhhhh. -- Silence Is Golden
P.S.  Oh yes I am!

Marey -- That's what you get for not voting for me! -- Goldwater

Osksi Noble -- Thanks for the chance to take a nap. -- Goldbrick

I'm cominggggggggggggggggggg.... -- Gold Cache

Congratulations to Budokumo the Duelmaster. -- Midas

Silvia -- Ahhhhh, Cricket.  The boss knew a Cricket once, too.  An Indian (American)
descendant married to his best friend John.  He doesn't know her real name as she was
always called "Cricket".  She was a good friend to his wife.  They divorced.  At age
60, John married a Jan.  Go figure. -- The Golden Gladiator Scribe

Coyote -- Don't let those big guys get you down.  One of our other Consortium
managers just graduated a 21-10-20-15-9-4-5 basher at 14-9-0 who did devastating
damage.  Quite cool! -- Midas

Budokumo -- Ah!  That was a good one, you countered me at every point and left me
wondering what happened.  I salute you. -- Ondo Fleur

Silence Is Golden -- So, I shouldn't be writing you a personal, is that what you're
saying?  Fat chance.  Jorja takes a hard line on personals. -- Beau Ramn

Goldwater -- Ah.  That would be, I suppose, the kind of water a Midas would drink
from?  Talk about hard water! -- Marey d'Nuit
P.S.  So what happens if someone tries to pan for gold in your waters?

Sunyobi -- The Commission does love its little jokes, eh?  But I'm surprised you
didn't learn more than one skill.  I was demonstrating plenty of 'em. -- Silvia Minno
P.S.  It's an art, demonstrating skills.  Kind of like, hmm, dancing hieroglyphs?

Dorobo -- Oof.  Nobody told me about the sumo wrestling.  I wasn't up for that. --
Baabra Lammont
P.S.  But you certainly threw your weight around in an effective fashion.

Zigadenus -- I'm mildly curious how your personal got into my duelmaster's column? --
Ondo Fleur

On Golden Pond -- Maybe you could freeze over and hold ice-skating parties. -- Ondo
Fleur

Silence Is Golden -- Ha!  It's brass at the BEST, and probably heavily contaminated
with arsenic. -- Beau Ramn

Thorin -- How come you had to have the only standby fight, and it had to be ME?  What
did I do to deserve this cruel fate? -- Just a poor, common, ordinary Thief who is
being Picked On

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BUDOKUMO bested ONDO FLEUR in a action packed 3 minute master's Title fight.
CRICKET subdued ZIGADENUS in a popular 2 minute veteran's melee.
STINGING NETTLE slimly won victory over MICROSOFT WORKS in a 4 minute brawl.
SILVIA MINNO defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute match.
DOROBO bested BAABRA LAMMONT in a action packed 1 minute brawl.
BEAU RAMN overpowered GOLDWATER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GOLDBRICK bested MARUZON in a popular 4 minute competition.
MAREY D'NUIT handily defeated THORIN in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
GOLD CACHE vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR 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                   5         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   0 -  1     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   6 -  0      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        26 -  16 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  10 -  1      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 607 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     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUDOKUMO 5635              20   5  1  116 YAMABUSHI (432)
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774       12   6  1  105 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
BASHING ATTACK   ONDO FLEUR 5808            19  13  0  101 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
AIMED BLOW       CRICKET 5544               11   8  0   97 LEGENDS (574)
LUNGING ATTACK   MICROSOFT WORKS 5239        8   3  1   88 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 ONDO FLEUR 5808.  The ten other most popular fighters were MICROSOFT WORKS 5239, 
MARUZON 5831, CRICKET 5544, STINGING NETTLE 5774, ZIGADENUS 5775, DOROBO 5813, 
GOLDBRICK 5857, MAREY D'NUIT 5861, BUDOKUMO 5635, and SILVIA MINNO 5855.

The least popular fighter this week was THORIN 5859.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLDWATER 5856, BAABRA LAMMONT 5852, GOLD CACHE 5862, BEAU RAMN 5845, 
SILVIA MINNO 5855, BUDOKUMO 5635, MAREY D'NUIT 5861, GOLDBRICK 5857, DOROBO 5813, and 
ZIGADENUS 5775.