DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/14/2009    Duedate: 02/27/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-610

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUDOKUMO
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5635) [21-6-1,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUDOKUMO                       SOAP EATING MOUSE
YAMABUSHI (432)                INFESTED! (599)
(16-5635) [21-6-1,106]         (16-5830) [3-3-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONDO FLEUR                     SOAP EATING MOUSE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            INFESTED! (599)
(16-5808) [21-14-0,90]         (16-5830) [3-3-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     16
2. LEGENDS (574)                6      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. YAMABUSHI (432)              1      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         -1
5. INFESTED! (599)             -2      INFESTED! (599)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  530 268 10 66.4   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 0
 2/ 3 LEGENDS (574)             13   9  0 59.1   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 0
 3/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)          217 207 17 51.2   3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  2 0
 4/ 4*INFESTED! (599)            5   6  0 45.5   4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     3  5 0
 5/ 6 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    230 282 17 44.9   5/ 5 LEGENDS (574)             2  1 0
 6/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      636 828 21 43.4   6/ 6*INFESTED! (599)           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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 611): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 613): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): VARPULIS RUKH of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 609): STINGING NETTLE of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 595): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 593): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 584): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 278): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 461): DEATH STUD of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 437): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 383): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 499): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 611): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 613): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 609): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 598): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 595): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 593): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 584): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 461): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 437): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 383): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 499): REIGNING DOO et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                (turn 607): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            DARDANIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            BLACK BELT of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, 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 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (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  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, 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  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

It appears that Lady Luck has smiled upon me once more.  It does appear that holding
the Duelmastership is quite another matter entirely.  I will do my best to sit here
again in 610!

                          Stinging Nettle

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome WILLAF.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights have 
I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with BEAU RAMN?  He 
actually beat YAMABUSHI's DOROBO, and walked away with 18 more points from the fight. 
Laughs were big at PUNNY AMINALS while they watched BEAU RAMN clobber DOROBO.  He 
lost 17 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  I can barely 
restrain my enthusiam for YAMABUSHI's outstanding member, Duelmaster BUDOKUMO.  I 
suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  
Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  WILLAF thinks PUNNY 
AMINALS and their 636-828-21 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
Management must be dealin', as the boys at GOLDEN GLADIATORS ain't reelin'!  PUNNY 
AMINALS' mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
BUDOKUMO!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.  Fighting is a 
better craft than farming, ZIGADENUS, but you have to pay your dues.  Being 
challenged by CRICKET, 16 points above you, is dues.  CRICKET overcame ZIGADENUS.  
LEGENDS calls this fighting?  In my day...  Maybe GOLDEN GLADIATORS' ON GOLDEN POND 
is one of those beasts who likes pain, or something.  That's what it'll get next 
week, after challenging up 39 to ONDO FLEUR.  ONDO FLEUR must not been fighting well, 
cause he lost to ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Sometimes you just have a bad 
day where things get, um, mixed up.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  How long have I been here?  I got people to see, 
places to go...   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDOKUMO 5635                21   6  1   106       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRICKET 5544                 13   9  0   104       LEGENDS (574)
 STINGING NETTLE 5774         14   7  1    99       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          19   8  0    98       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              21  14  0    90       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                26  11  0    89       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ZIGADENUS 5775               10  11  1    77       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854        9   1  0    65       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BEAU RAMN 5845               11   6  2    63       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SILVIA MINNO 5855            11   2  1    63       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830        3   3  0    54       INFESTED! (599)
 GOLDBRICK 5857                7   0  0    44       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DOROBO 5813                   8  12  1    43       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852           7   8  0    36       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 MARUZON 5831                  6   5  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAREY D'NUIT 5861             4   2  0    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BIRD SEED MOTH 5827           2   3  0    25       INFESTED! (599)
-SUIYOBI 5825                  3   6  1    24       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CACHE 5862               2   1  0    18       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

5-0!  Punny Aminals, well done. -- Midas (The Envious)

Marey D'Nuit -- And, of course, your unseating of me was part of the that massive
takeover.  Harrumph! -- Goldwater

Soap Eating Mouse -- That was dirt you ate, not soap.  (Chuckling) -- Silence Is
Golden

Stinging Nettle -- Congratulations on the Duelmastership.  Well deserved.  How about
a DM Column so we can all learn to be as good as you? -- Midas

Zigadenus -- ah, you forgot to bribe the handicapper, eh? -- Ondo Fleur
P.S.  By which I mean, issue a challenge.  Not that I would know anything about
issued challenges here, at least, not from my perspective!  Oh, well.  Good fight.

The Fratsfa Slave?  Why not a real opponent? -- Silvia Minno

She complains?  I don't mind fighting the Captured Orc at all. -- Beau Ramn

Nor did I. -- Baabra Lammont

Goldwater -- I won't vote for you unless you can show a sound fiscal policy, and
since you're a politician, I don't see that as likely. -- Marey D'Nuit

     Is there such a thing as a sound fiscal policy?

Goldwater -- And it runs through your fingers like water? -- Beau Ramn

On Golden Pond -- Someone's got to lose. -- Ondo Fleur
P.S.  You might try drinking less before the fight.

Goldbrick -- Show me the fair day's pay, which is something I haven't seen around
here, and I might get together a fair day's work. -- Baabra Lammont

Cricket -- I did not exactly squash you like the bug you are, but I liked the
results. -- Stinging Nettle

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CRICKET devastated ZIGADENUS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ON GOLDEN POND unbelievably bested ONDO FLEUR in a 2 minute expert's Challenge battle.
SOAP EATING MOUSE was unbelievably bested by SILENCE IS GOLDEN in a 7 minute brawl.
GOLDBRICK defeated BAABRA LAMMONT in a 5 minute Challenge match.
STINGING NETTLE was bested by BUDOKUMO in a popular 3 minute expert's Title brawl.
DOROBO was devastated by BEAU RAMN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SILVIA MINNO overcame FRATSFA SLAVE in a 3 minute expert vs. beginner fight.
GOLD CACHE was vanquished by MAREY D'NUIT in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
BIRD SEED MOTH lost to MARUZON in a 2 minute brutal novice vs. veteran duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        24 -  16 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  17 -  1      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  1      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 610 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUDOKUMO 5635              21   6  1  106 YAMABUSHI (432)
AIMED BLOW       CRICKET 5544               13   9  0  104 LEGENDS (574)
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774       14   7  1   99 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
BASHING ATTACK   ONDO FLEUR 5808            21  14  0   90 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDBRICK 5857              7   0  0   44 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
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 STINGING NETTLE 
5774, ONDO FLEUR 5808, BAABRA LAMMONT 5852, SILVIA MINNO 5855, MAREY D'NUIT 5861, 
BIRD SEED MOTH 5827, CRICKET 5544, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, GOLDBRICK 5857, and 
BUDOKUMO 5635.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLD CACHE 5862.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOROBO 5813, ZIGADENUS 5775, BEAU RAMN 5845, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, 
MARUZON 5831, BUDOKUMO 5635, GOLDBRICK 5857, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, CRICKET 5544, 
and BIRD SEED MOTH 5827.