DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/28/2009    Duedate: 03/13/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUDOKUMO
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5635) [22-6-1,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUDOKUMO                       SOAP EATING MOUSE
YAMABUSHI (432)                INFESTED! (599)
(16-5635) [22-6-1,116]         (16-5830) [3-4-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ONDO FLEUR                     BAABRA LAMMONT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5808) [22-14-0,97]         (16-5852) [7-9-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         33
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     10      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. INFESTED! (599)             10      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        8
5. YAMABUSHI (432)              0      INFESTED! (599)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  532 269 11 66.4   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      12  3 0
 2/ 2 LEGENDS (574)             13  10  0 56.5   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 1
 3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          218 209 17 51.1   3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  3 0
 4/ 4*INFESTED! (599)            6   7  0 46.2   4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     2  5 0
 5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    231 283 17 44.9   5/ 5 LEGENDS (574)             1  2 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      640 829 21 43.6   6/ 6*INFESTED! (599)           1  4 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 612): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): CALLISTO of VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 301): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): KORIENELLEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 279): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): NILES of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): BUSTED NUTS of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): 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 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): HALGAR SNAGTOOTH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 614): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 608): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 610): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 609): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 303): STEEL AND SILK (Silky, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 600): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 596): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 594): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 548): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 260): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 475): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 462): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 439): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 398): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 385): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 501): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 607): SIMULARCRUM of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
                            WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 607): GULF COAST D of ANARCHY (Jekyll, 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 599): FHRAIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 547): SJORDHAL of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                             NORILITENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 273): RED DRAGON of CHAOTIX BEASTS (Rillion, mgr.)
                             JETHRO of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                 (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 474): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 208): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 397): FOOTSTEPS of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 384): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  PUNNY AMINALS had cause to celebrate, after MAREY D'NUIT got 17 points 
by beating THE USEROUS MERCHANT.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, STINGING 
NETTLE was winsome, after beating CRICKET and seeing him lose 13 points.  BUDOKUMO 
found out being WILLAF's Duelmaster isn't all nuts and berries, receiving 6 
challenges!  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS met the Duelmaster.  Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by ON GOLDEN POND, of GOLDEN GLADIATORS, who despite a 19-9-0 couldn't 
overcome WILLAF's Number 1.  Word has it one team in WILLAF is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are WILLAF's warriors?  Come, let us see.  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, GOLDEN GLADIATORS scurried 
away from PUNNY AMINALS.  Oh, the shame!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     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.  Do not despair!  
I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDOKUMO 5635                22   6  1   116       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STINGING NETTLE 5774         15   7  1   112       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808              22  14  0    97       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          19   9  0    95       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CRICKET 5544                 13  10  0    91       LEGENDS (574)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                26  11  0    89       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ZIGADENUS 5775               10  12  1    72       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 BEAU RAMN 5845               12   6  2    69       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVIA MINNO 5855            12   2  1    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854        9   1  0    65       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830        3   4  0    54       INFESTED! (599)
 MAREY D'NUIT 5861             5   2  0    50       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDBRICK 5857                8   0  0    48       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DOROBO 5813                   8  13  1    40       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852           7   9  0    36       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BIRD SEED MOTH 5827           3   3  0    35       INFESTED! (599)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARUZON 5831                  6   5  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CACHE 5862               3   1  1    27       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SUIYOBI 5825                  3   7  1    17       YAMABUSHI (432)
-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?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      GOLD CACHE 5862       611  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shucks, Marey.  You again.  But I thought I had you figured.  Musta been your great
strategy last time to not teach me any skills.  Hopefully at least THAT changed. --
Gold Cache (Harkeny hands on hips in disgust)

Hmmmmm, Soap Eating Mouse, you are getting better and better.  Less lie in the soap
nowadays? -- Silence Is Golden

     He's really cleaning up.

Ondo -- Well, at least you didn't make it three in a row.  Finally the water flows!
-- On Golden Pond

Baabra -- Life is feeling pretty golden for the moment. -- Goldbrick

Budokumo -- Congratulations on your Duelmastership.  Will it be you and Cricket? --
Midas

Marey -- If there is such a thing as a sound fiscal policy, it certainly has not been
evident for a while.  Now in my days .... -- Goldwater

On Golden Pond -- We meet again, what a surprise.  I think this arena is too small.
And I certainly didn't want to go swimming in THIS weather, there's ice on the water
barrels! -- Ondo Fleur, shivering

Goldbrick -- You could teach better, curse you! -- Baabra Lammont
P.S.  Or would that be too much work?
P.P.S.  You know what they say, under the surface of every gold brick beats a heart
of lead.

Dorobo -- A fast one, my favorite kind.  At least, when I win. -- Beau Ramn

Fratsfa Slave?  Heck. -- Silvia Minno

Gold Cache -- No skills for either of us?  Damn.  Looks like we aren't cashing in on
this properly. -- Marey D'Nuit

Goldwater -- Well, water does tend to go downhill. -- Marey D'Nuit

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ON GOLDEN POND was viciously subdued by BUDOKUMO in a 8 minute Challenge Title fight.
SOAP EATING MOUSE was unbelievably bested by SILVIA MINNO in a 1 minute match.
SUIYOBI was devastated by BIRD SEED MOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
STINGING NETTLE overpowered CRICKET in a 1 minute mismatched match.
ZIGADENUS was devastated by ONDO FLEUR in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BEAU RAMN devastated DOROBO in a 1 minute mismatched match.
BAABRA LAMMONT was viciously subdued by GOLDBRICK in a 5 minute gruesome fight.
MAREY D'NUIT vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
GOLD CACHE slaughtered 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                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  15 -  2      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  13 -  1      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 611 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    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUDOKUMO 5635              22   6  1  116 YAMABUSHI (432)
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774       15   7  1  112 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
BASHING ATTACK   ONDO FLEUR 5808            22  14  0   97 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
AIMED BLOW       CRICKET 5544               13  10  0   91 LEGENDS (574)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDBRICK 5857              8   0  0   48 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 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852.  The ten other most popular fighters were BEAU RAMN 5845, 
GOLDBRICK 5857, MAREY D'NUIT 5861, SOAP EATING MOUSE 5830, SILVIA MINNO 5855, BIRD 
SEED MOTH 5827, STINGING NETTLE 5774, GOLD CACHE 5862, ZIGADENUS 5775, and ONDO FLEUR 
5808.

The least popular fighter this week was ON GOLDEN POND 5785.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DOROBO 5813, CRICKET 5544, SUIYOBI 5825, BUDOKUMO 5635, ONDO 
FLEUR 5808, ZIGADENUS 5775, GOLD CACHE 5862, STINGING NETTLE 5774, BIRD SEED MOTH 
5827, and SILVIA MINNO 5855.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ONDO FLEUR (16-5808) PUNNY AMINALS (305)