DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/31/2009    Duedate: 02/13/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-609

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STINGING NETTLE
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
(16-5774) [14-6-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STINGING NETTLE                SOAP EATING MOUSE
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)          INFESTED! (599)
(16-5774) [14-6-1,119]         (16-5830) [3-2-0,51]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONDO FLEUR                     SOAP EATING MOUSE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            INFESTED! (599)
(16-5808) [21-13-0,117]        (16-5830) [3-2-0,51]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         46
2. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        6      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. INFESTED! (599)              2      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)              0
5. OXYMORONS (544)              0      INFESTED! (599)

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/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  527 267 10 66.4   2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  3 0
 3/ 3 LEGENDS (574)             12   9  0 57.1   3- 2 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  2 0
 4/ 0*INFESTED! (599)            5   4  0 55.6   4/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 5- 4 YAMABUSHI (432)          215 206 17 51.1   5/ 5 LEGENDS (574)             2  1 0
 6/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    230 280 17 45.1   6/ 0*INFESTED! (599)           0  1 0
 7/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      633 826 21 43.4   7- 6 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 610): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): CRICKET of LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): AURELIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 277): BOLI of OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): 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 436): ROPE MAN of MIGHTY HEROES (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 606): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 604): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 545): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 577): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 258): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 436): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 404): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 382): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 498): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 603): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, 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 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (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  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for WILLAF.  Too bad, GOLDEN GLADIATORS, but 
PUNNY AMINALS was just too good to be stopped.  The guys at PUNNY AMINALS like really 
pulled together to get a 5-0-0 this turn, moving up by 3.  MVP award for MAREY 
D'NUIT?  PUNNY AMINALS' proud of her after beating GOLDWATER and getting 13 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  GOLDWATER's match with MAREY D'NUIT cost him a loss of 
10 points!  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all WILLAF.  
He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) Was that a tear I saw in 
STINGING NETTLE's eye, as he took over Duelmastership?  And wasn't CRICKET fit to be 
tied!  Who was the wiseguy that said WILLAF's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at The 
Swinging Aardvark?  Don't look at me!   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  PUNNY AMINALS was WILLAF's most avoided team.  Is there some award 
for that?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are GOLDEN GLADIATORS?  PUNNY AMINALS, an 
easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All WILLAF ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  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 know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGING NETTLE 5774         14   6  1   119       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              21  13  0   117       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CRICKET 5544                 12   9  0    98       LEGENDS (574)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                20   6  1    94       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                26  11  0    89       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MICROSOFT WORKS 5239          8   3  1    88       OXYMORONS (544)
 ZIGADENUS 5775               10  10  1    82       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          18   8  0    78       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854        8   1  0    62       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SILVIA MINNO 5855            10   2  1    61       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-DOROBO 5813                   8  11  1    60       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830        3   2  0    51       INFESTED! (599)
 BEAU RAMN 5845               10   6  2    45       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852           7   7  0    40       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDBRICK 5857                6   0  0    37       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-PEACEKEEPING FORCE 5243       4   2  0    35       OXYMORONS (544)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLD CACHE 5862               2   0  0    32       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIRD SEED MOTH 5827           2   2  0    30       INFESTED! (599)
-MARUZON 5831                  5   5  0    28       YAMABUSHI (432)
-SUIYOBI 5825                  3   6  1    24       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAREY D'NUIT 5861             3   2  0    23       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDWATER 5856                2   2  0    11       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
THORIN 5859             3  4 1 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  HIGH ELF              609  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Cricket, the new and fine Duelmaster. -- Midas

Marey -- How do I know who you voted for?  You and everybody else ... -- Goldwater

Beau Ramn -- Sorry, but I don't know.  In the middle of the night I am counting the
gold. -- Goldwater

Ondo Fleur -- Again and again and again that's where I end up.  On the floor. -- On
Golden Pond

Baarbra -- I'm expecting a fair day's work for a fair day's pay, so get your rump off
that arena floor and get to work! -- Goldbrick

Marey -- I won the pot of gold! -- Gold Cache

On Golden Pond -- It's just too darned cold to swim. -- Ondo Fleur
P.S.  Or fish or just drift around in a little boat, especially since the pond is
FROZEN.

Goldbrick -- Drat.  You weren't living down to your name, buster.  Stop working so
hard! -- Baabra Lammont

Gold Cache -- I suppose that's better than getting hit with a gold brick, but cheese
louise, that hurts! -- Marey d'Nuit

Zigadenus -- You call that result a maximum?  Not much, I'm a minnow, not a whale,
you know. -- Silvia Minno

Dorobo -- It reminds me of those dudes who play acoustic guitar and rub it to make
weird sounds.  Or maybe it's acoustic base.  I'm not up on that kind of details. --
Beau Ramn

Goldwater -- Nah, I hate all politicians.  Breedy guggers. -- Beau Ramn

A salute to all who participated in the tourney. Jorja and the Punny Animals

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THORIN was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CRICKET lost to STINGING NETTLE in a exciting 3 minute expert's Title battle.
ONDO FLEUR overpowered ZIGADENUS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN defeated SOAP EATING MOUSE in a exciting 4 minute fight.
SILVIA MINNO devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BEAU RAMN savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur struggle.
BAABRA LAMMONT savagely defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. beginner melee.
GOLDWATER lost to MAREY D'NUIT in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW        22 -  18 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 609 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    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774       14   6  1  119 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
BASHING ATTACK   ONDO FLEUR 5808            21  13  0  117 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
AIMED BLOW       CRICKET 5544               12   9  0   98 LEGENDS (574)
TOTAL PARRY      SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854      8   1  0   62 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830      3   2  0   51 INFESTED! (599)
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 SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRICKET 5544, 
STINGING NETTLE 5774, BAABRA LAMMONT 5852, ONDO FLEUR 5808, GOLDWATER 5856, MAREY 
D'NUIT 5861, SILVIA MINNO 5855, BEAU RAMN 5845, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, and ZIGADENUS 
5775.

The least popular fighter this week was THORIN 5859.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ZIGADENUS 5775, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, BEAU RAMN 5845, SILVIA MINNO 
5855, MAREY D'NUIT 5861, GOLDWATER 5856, ONDO FLEUR 5808, BAABRA LAMMONT 5852, 
STINGING NETTLE 5774, and CRICKET 5544.