DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/14/2009    Duedate: 03/27/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-612

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUDOKUMO
YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-5635) [23-6-1,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUDOKUMO                       POSITION IS EMPTY
YAMABUSHI (432)                
(16-5635) [23-6-1,125]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

STINGING NETTLE                STINGING NETTLE
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)          MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
(16-5774) [15-8-1,102]         (16-5774) [15-8-1,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       21
2. LEGENDS (574)               15      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. YAMABUSHI (432)             12      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         12
5. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)      6      HEXXED (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  533 270 11 66.4   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 LEGENDS (574)             14  10  0 58.3   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 1
 3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          219 211 17 50.9   3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)           4  5 0
 4- 4*INFESTED! (599)            6   7  0 46.2   4/ 5 LEGENDS (574)             2  1 0
 5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    232 284 18 45.0   5/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     2  4 1
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      643 831 21 43.6   6- 6*INFESTED! (599)           1  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 613): HEMPEN JIG of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 615): PYTHAGORAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 609): REDTHORN of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 611): BUDOKUMO of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 610): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): MANKILLER of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 601): DAISY CHAINS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 597): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 595): TEMPEST of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 586): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): J'KOROU of THE FAMILY (Jorja, 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 476): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 463): RAZOR XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 443): GAROK of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 440): DOOMSDAY DEVICE of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): DOLBY KLEE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 502): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 613): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 615): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 609): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 611): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 610): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): ANARCHY (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 304): STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 601): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 597): ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 595): RAVAGNING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 586): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): 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 476): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 463): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 443): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 440): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 209): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 406): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 399): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 386): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 502): DO IT AGAIN et al (Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 611): ONDO FLEUR of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 608): BART SIMPSON of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
                (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  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 302): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 597): SNOWFLAKE of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 585): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 549): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, 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 209): MALUS S'PROUT of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
                (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 386): SHANNA TWO-KNIVES of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                               CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly WILLAF games.  ZIGADENUS caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested BEAU RAMN and was awarded 31 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, CRICKET put down ONDO 
FLEUR, causing him to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, 
the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none other than 
Duelmaster BUDOKUMO himself.  Who here was not present for the title fight this week 
as STINGING NETTLE boldly challenged BUDOKUMO in order to strive for the Duelmasters 
honors?  Although STINGING NETTLE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple 
the reign of victorious BUDOKUMO.  Would you believe that over half of the old women 
in WILLAF seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In WILLAF "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in WILLAF these days is PUNNY AMINALS.  At least, most blades in town are looking to 
avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of YAMABUSHI are catching the bulk of jests 
down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I have seen warriors die in youth.  I have seen men cut down in 
their prime.  This week PUNNY AMINALS must mourn the loss of 12-7-2 BEAU RAMN to 
MAXIMUM RESULTS.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by 
the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDOKUMO 5635                23   6  1   125       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRICKET 5544                 14  10  0   106       LEGENDS (574)
 ZIGADENUS 5775               11  12  2   103       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 STINGING NETTLE 5774         15   8  1   102       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          19   9  0    95       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                26  11  0    89       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVIA MINNO 5855            13   2  1    84       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 GOLDBRICK 5857                9   0  0    52       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 MAREY D'NUIT 5861             6   2  0    52       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852           8   9  0    44       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 DOROBO 5813                   8  14  1    42       YAMABUSHI (432)
-BIRD SEED MOTH 5827           3   3  0    35       INFESTED! (599)
-MARUZON 5831                  6   5  0    34       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CACHE 5862               3   2  1    29       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?
BEAU RAMN 5845         12  7 2 PUNNY AMINALS 305    ZIGADENUS 5775        612   
SUIYOBI 5825            3  8 1 YAMABUSHI 432        BLACK ORC             612  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Baarbra Lamont -- You are quickly becoming my NBF!  (New Best Friend) -- Goldbrick
(The one with the heart of lead.)

Persistent Beggar -- Wow!  Oh, my!  I admit that I did not like your continuing,
unwarranted advances, but I had no intentions to kill you.  I just wanted to shut you
up!  My, my.  Sorry. -- Gold Cache

Budokumo -- Kudos.  I gave it a shot, but you proved more golden that me.  Well done.
-- On Golden Pond

A salute to Duelmaster Budokumo of Yamabushi. -- Midas (coveting a Golden Budokumo)

Ondo Fleur -- We Golden Gladiators congratulate you on your move to The Big Time.
Well done, Lord Protector. -- Midas

Nice three-turn record, Punny Aminals.  A 12-3 is soooooo fine! -- Midas

A not-so-nice Duelmaster column, Budokumo.  I don't know who is worse; you, or
Goldbrick. -- Midas (Chuckling)

Soap Eating Mouse -- I've given it some serious thought, and what I think you need to
do is start cussing.  You've already paid your dues. -- Silvia Minno

Zigadenus -- Ah, my thanks.  For whatever reason, that fight put me over some line,
and I'm on my way out.  Amazing how these things work, isn't it? -- Lord Protector
Ondo Fleur
P.S.  Or it could be that the Commission finally recognized my overwhelming charisma,
which has never done me a lick of good, mind you, and decided they needed me on the
Isle to sell ice boxes to eskimoes or something.

Dorobo -- Well, looks like Ondo's good luck is rubbing off on his teammates.  On me,
anyway, and the others can look out for themselves. -- Beau Ramn
P.S.  Looks kinda like we should swap records, doesn't it?

Goldbrick -- May you go out On Golden Pond and sink! -- Baabra Lammont

I cock a snook, politely, at the Userous Merchant. -- Marey D'Nuit

     If there were supposed to be more personals here, our apologies.  Hal spent a
     night on the tiles, and we're still trying to catch up with the mail.  They
     should, well, they might appear next time.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SUIYOBI was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STINGING NETTLE was unbelievably bested by BUDOKUMO in a 4 minute Challenge duel.
DOROBO was defeated by GOLDBRICK in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
CRICKET viciously subdued ONDO FLEUR in a exciting 2 minute bloody veteran's fight.
ZIGADENUS butchered BEAU RAMN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
SILVIA MINNO beat KHALHUMS DWARF in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory brawl.
MAREY D'NUIT overcame GOLD CACHE in a action packed 1 minute melee.
BAABRA LAMMONT viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a 2 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   2 -  1      80  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   6 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  19 -  1      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 612 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BUDOKUMO 5635              23   6  1  125 YAMABUSHI (432)
AIMED BLOW       CRICKET 5544               14  10  0  106 LEGENDS (574)
PARRY-LUNGE      STINGING NETTLE 5774       15   8  1  102 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDBRICK 5857              9   0  0   52 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is STINGING NETTLE 5774.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was STINGING NETTLE 5774.  The ten other most popular fighters were CRICKET 
5544, DOROBO 5813, SILVIA MINNO 5855, BAABRA LAMMONT 5852, GOLDBRICK 5857, MAREY 
D'NUIT 5861, BUDOKUMO 5635, ZIGADENUS 5775, BEAU RAMN 5845, and GOLD CACHE 5862.

The least popular fighter this week was SUIYOBI 5825.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLD CACHE 5862, BEAU RAMN 5845, ZIGADENUS 5775, BUDOKUMO 5635, MAREY 
D'NUIT 5861, GOLDBRICK 5857, BAABRA LAMMONT 5852, SILVIA MINNO 5855, DOROBO 5813, and 
CRICKET 5544.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

CRICKET (16-5544) LEGENDS (574)
STINGING NETTLE (16-5774) MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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