DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/10/2009    Duedate: 10/23/2009

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-627

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDBRICK
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5857) [14-0-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDBRICK                      POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        
(16-5857) [14-0-0,88]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAABRA LAMMONT                 FANGS ARDENTE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5852) [14-18-0,66]         (16-5869) [8-6-1,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         42
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     21      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       -3      Unchartered Team

                                       FLAGS (235)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  566 284 11 66.6   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  2 0
 2/ 2 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    250 304 19 45.1   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  6 0
 3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      687 858 22 44.5   3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 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 628): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): KISSA BELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 622): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 286): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): CLOUDGAZER of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 454): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 400): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 516): MIMOSA of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 622): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 615): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): SHINING PATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 454): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 400): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 516): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 627): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): 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 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
              (turn 614): LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          GLAUCO of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
                          HERON of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
                     (turn 280): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I won!  I won a DM fight, taking me to 1-3.  Now I can say I am a real
Duelmaster!  Thank you, thank you, thank you Khalhum's Dwarf.  I dived right in for
the victory.  (Well, okay, I proved I could hold my breath longer under water.)
     Now I can relax and enjoy life.  I'd like to retire now that I have won a DM,
but I still need a few PP's and LOTS of skills.  It will take a lot of effort to get
out of here, I guess.
     Perhaps I will abdicate to allow my teammates some joy?  (But they will have to
pay me some gold!)
          On Golden Pond, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail WILLAF!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, BRUAR fought THE USEROUS MERCHANT and gained 13 points and 
contributed to MAXIMUM RESULTS' 1-2-0.  STOGA STEEL has lost to GOLDEN EAGLE, falling 
11 points, while helping make MAXIMUM RESULTS a 1-2-0 turn.  Due to its absence and 
inability to defend the throne, ON GOLDEN POND has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We 
should ask GOLDBRICK about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster 
does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  PUNNY AMINALS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were WILLAF's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And avoiding PUNNY AMINALS more than any other team we find GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS.  WILLAF, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, 
sports fans, take notice that STOGA STEEL from MAXIMUM RESULTS was WILLAF's most 
challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in WILLAF again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDBRICK 5857               14   0  0    88       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          20  10  0    99       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CACHE 5862              13   7  1    83       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854       17   5  0    79       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852          14  18  0    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869            8   6  1    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CRIS CROFT 5870               9   5  0    57       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUAR 5868                    6   8  0    45       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873             4   3  0    33       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DAMSEL DACY 5872              4   4  0    28       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOGA STEEL 5871              4   4  1    17       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875            1   0  0    13       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ALIS CHAMALON 5874            1   0  0    11       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Marey -- Sure, sure.  You were really talking about The Consortium boss, weren't you?
"Hey, I felt sorry for the Veteran Mercenary, okay?  Sue me.  He's old, he's tired,
and his pension is non-existant.  The man's gotta live. -- Marey D'Nuit" -- Midas

Bruar, and Maximum Results -- You continue to make things difficult for The Golden
Gladiators.  Well done!  We salute you. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Baabra -- Thanks for leaving me some money. (wink) -- Gold Cache

Fangs -- Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh. -- Silence Is Golden

Venomous Concubine -- I just love coming out on top. -- Goldbrick

Khalhum's Dwarf -- You were my FIRST.  (Read the DM Column for more info.) -- On
Golden Pond

Silence Is Golden -- Ha!  You just say that as an excuse for your lack of sparkling
verbal wit. -- Fangs Ardente

Gold Cache -- Ugh, too heavy for me.  I'll leave someone else to tote that barge and
lift that ingot. -- Baabra Lammont

An Ambitious Guard?  Where are my dauntless fellow gladiators of Willaf? -- Cris
Croft

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDEN EAGLE devastated STOGA STEEL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOLDBRICK won victory over BAABRA LAMMONT in a action packed 4 minute Title battle.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN defeated FANGS ARDENTE in a crowd pleasing 5 minute bloody duel.
GOLD CACHE savagely defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute brutal fight.
CRIS CROFT devastated DAMSEL DACY in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BRUAR savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute brutal struggle.
ALIS CHAMALON bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's competition.
SARDO GRACKEL handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        13 -   3 -  0      81  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  11 -  3      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  12 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 627 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        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDBRICK 5857             14   0  0   88 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD CACHE 5862            13   7  1   83 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854     17   5  0   79 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  FANGS ARDENTE 5869          8   6  1   66 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 FANGS ARDENTE 5869.  The ten other most popular fighters were BAABRA LAMMONT 
5852, GOLDBRICK 5857, BRUAR 5868, ALIS CHAMALON 5874, GOLD CACHE 5862, GOLDEN EAGLE 
5873, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, CRIS CROFT 5870, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, and STOGA STEEL 
5871.

The least popular fighter this week was DAMSEL DACY 5872.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STOGA STEEL 5871, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, CRIS CROFT 5870, SILENCE 
IS GOLDEN 5854, GOLDEN EAGLE 5873, GOLD CACHE 5862, ALIS CHAMALON 5874, BRUAR 5868, 
GOLDBRICK 5857, and BAABRA LAMMONT 5852.