DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/29/2009    Duedate: 09/11/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-624

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVIA MINNO
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5855) [22-5-1,119]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVIA MINNO                   POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            
(16-5855) [22-5-1,119]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAABRA LAMMONT                 BAABRA LAMMONT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5852) [14-15-0,66]         (16-5852) [14-15-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       28
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         15      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     12      Unchartered Team

                                       RESERVOIR DOGS (346)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  556 282 11 66.3   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 0
 2/ 2 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    246 299 19 45.1   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  3 0
 3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      680 852 22 44.4   3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     5  4 1

    '*'   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 625): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 623): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 488): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 625): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 627): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 598): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 475): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 455): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 408): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ARTEMIDORUS IV of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
                       (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I suppose the Kung-Fu Master gave it his best, but his best was not, ah,
remarkably good today.  Well, perhaps he's having an off day.  He was jabbing and
punch and forearm striking until I got tired of it all and whacked him with my blade.
That ended the fight.

                                     Silvia Minno

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to WILLAF once again!  It seems so recently people were saying 
MAXIMUM RESULTS was washed up, finished.  But 3-0-1 moved them up 0.  I guess they're 
washed no more...  What's with SILENCE IS GOLDEN?  She actually beat PUNNY AMINALS' 
BAABRA LAMMONT, and walked away with 14 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
PUNNY AMINALS.  BAABRA LAMMONT lost 8 points to SILENCE IS GOLDEN.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe BAABRA LAMMONT will provide more easy wins...  KHALHUMS 
DWARF was reminded on the sands why SILVIA MINNO is Duelmaster.  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 680-852-22 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
The bums at GOLDEN GLADIATORS couldn't face the challenges from PUNNY AMINALS!  No 
excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
BAABRA LAMMONT!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVIA MINNO 5855            22   5  1   119       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          19   9  0    95       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAREY D'NUIT 5861            15   5  0    84       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDBRICK 5857               12   0  0    80       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854       15   5  0    71       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852          14  15  0    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CACHE 5862              10   7  1    58       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869            7   4  1    52       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIS CROFT 5870               6   5  0    27       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BRUAR 5868                    4   7  0    26       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 DAMSEL DACY 5872              3   2  0    25       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOGA STEEL 5871              3   2  1    23       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873             2   2  0    15       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF         0  0 0                      STOGA STEEL 5871      624  NONE
GOLDWATER 5856          7  3 0 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 HIROKAWA 5866         620  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Silvia -- Perhaps it would be best for all if you would go ahead and graduate? -- On
Golden Pond

Silva Minnow, Duelmaster -- congrats! -- Midas and The Golden Glads

Hirokawa -- Are you hiding from us and our bloodfeud?  Are Yamamamas always such
cowards? -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators
P.S.  Oh, you are smart; I wouldn't want to fight us either.  But you are a pluck-
pluck-chicken!

Baarbra -- A cadess cannot compete with a goldbrick.  You simply do not know the
tricks. -- Goldbrick

Fangs Ardente -- With a name like that, I suppose you learned to fight like the
French?  So sorry. -- Silence Is Golden

Ambitious Guard BEAT me?!  Oh, my.  Perhaps I did not spread my wings? -- Golden
Eagle

Well, Golden Eagle, I had no problem with the Ambitious Guard, but, then, I am better
and more experienced than you. -- Gold Cache
P.S. Probably more emphasis on the experience!

Goldbrick -- Hmm, I seem to have hit a brick wall with that one! -- Baabra Lammont

Huh!  All Silvia did was get the Kung-Fu Master MAD, and he took it out on ME.  I
don't appreicate that kind of thing from a teammate. -- Marey D'Nuit

Silence Is Golden -- But screams are good, too.  I have decided:  the Commission has
come to recognize the existence of vampires, therefore, I shall admit that I am one.
-- Fangs Ardente
P.S.  But don't get swept away with misconceptions!  We come all sorts, just like
regular people.

Bruar -- Odd, but I enjoyed that.  Ah, it wasn't odd that I enjoyed it, mind, but it
was a little odd that it went so well. -- Cris Croft

Midas -- She's working on it.  But you know how it goes:  gold may be heavier, but it
takes longer for silver to go the distance. -- Jorja

Silence Is Golden -- It might be the fresh sweet corn. -- Baabra Lammont

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SILENCE IS GOLDEN bested BAABRA LAMMONT in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
SILVIA MINNO vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 1 minute uneven Title battle.
MAREY D'NUIT narrowly defeated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute bloody duel.
GOLD CACHE devastated CRIS CROFT in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
FANGS ARDENTE devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory uneven brawl.
BRUAR bested GOLDEN EAGLE in a 2 minute master vs. amateur match.
STOGA STEEL assassinated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DAMSEL DACY vanquished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        19 -   5 -  0      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  3      61  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 624 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         2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SILVIA MINNO 5855          22   5  1  119 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854     15   5  0   71 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD CACHE 5862            10   7  1   58 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANGS ARDENTE 5869          7   4  1   52 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BAABRA LAMMONT 5852.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BAABRA LAMMONT 5852.  The ten other most popular fighters were MAREY D'NUIT 
5861, GOLDEN EAGLE 5873, SILVIA MINNO 5855, GOLD CACHE 5862, FANGS ARDENTE 5869, 
DAMSEL DACY 5872, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, BRUAR 5868, STOGA STEEL 5871, and CRIS 
CROFT 5870.

The least popular fighter this week was CRIS CROFT 5870.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were STOGA STEEL 5871, BRUAR 5868, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, DAMSEL DACY 5872, 
FANGS ARDENTE 5869, GOLD CACHE 5862, SILVIA MINNO 5855, GOLDEN EAGLE 5873, MAREY 
D'NUIT 5861, and BAABRA LAMMONT 5852.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SILVIA MINNO (16-5855) PUNNY AMINALS (305)
MAREY D'NUIT (16-5861) PUNNY AMINALS (305)