DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/19/2009    Duedate: 01/01/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-632

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDBRICK
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5857) [19-0-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ON GOLDEN POND                 SHADOW DANCER
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
(16-5785) [25-10-0,109]        (16-5878) [2-0-0,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAABRA LAMMONT                 BAABRA LAMMONT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5852) [15-22-0,90]         (16-5852) [15-22-0,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       47
2. DRAGON'S GUARD (603)        36      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          8      Unchartered Team
4. HEXACON 2001 (468)          -1
5. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)    -10      DRAGON'S GUARD (603)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*DRAGON'S GUARD (603)       7   3  2 70.0   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  14  1 0
 2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  589 286 11 67.3   2/ 4*DRAGON'S GUARD (603)      7  3 2
 3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    259 314 20 45.2   3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     5  8 0
 4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      695 874 23 44.3   4/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5  9 1
 5/ 5*HEXACON 2001 (468)         1   8  0 11.1   5/ 5*HEXACON 2001 (468)        0  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 633): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): TEN LORDS ALEAPIN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 633): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 635): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 629): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 631): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 627): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 617): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 615): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 568): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 289): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 283): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 270): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 413): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 405): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 521): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 622): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 620): HORN ROCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 619): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 616): PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
                          LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 495): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 459): LUISENYA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What?  I have to write another of these?  More work!  Why is it that everyone
keeps adding on more work.  Work, work, work.  You'd think I was one of The Seven
Dwarfs.  (And without Snow White to stimulate me.)
     I just want to get a Lord Protector certificate, get done here, and RETIRE.  I
am already tired of all this stuff.  But the bosses--they keep at me.  They want me
to be the 4th Consortium non-sandbagged warrior to graduate with an unblemished
record.  And they say I have my work cut out for me, seeing what I started with.
WORK!  I don't want no work!  Adding to that, if I am not graduated by The Face, I
have to fight in a tournament.  More sweaty practice and work.  Sheesh!
     Can't everybody just leave me alone?
               Goldbrick DMV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 record 
which MAXIMUM RESULTS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record 
will draw challengers!  STOGA STEEL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested GOLDEN EAGLE and was awarded 25 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, STOGA STEEL put down GOLDEN 
EAGLE, causing him to lose 23 points of recognition in the process.  Although FANGS 
ARDENTE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
GOLDBRICK.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  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.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of GOLDEN GLADIATORS last week.  Busy avoiding PUNNY AMINALS?  
Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that 
many fighters are after LATE NIGHT.  Watch your back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in WILLAF as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 GOLDBRICK 5857               19   0  0   106       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          25  10  0   109       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CACHE 5862              18   7  1   103       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854       22   5  0    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852          15  22  0    90       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869            9  10  1    83       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BRUAR 5868                    9  10  0    69       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRIS CROFT 5870              10   9  0    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SHADOW DANCER 5878            2   0  0    57       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOGA STEEL 5871              7   6  2    52       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875            5   1  1    52       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873             7   5  0    30       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BAD GM 4568                   1   2  0    29       HEXACON 2001 (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAVOC 5879                    2   0  1    20       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 MORGAR 5863                   1   1  0    19       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 WARSONG 5880                  1   1  1    16       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 BALISONG 5883                 1   0  0    14       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 ELEESIA 5884                  1   0  0    12       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SHARDAVAN 5882                1   1  0    10       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 ALLIE BARNETT 5877            1   1  0     4       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LATE NIGHT 4563         0  3 0 HEXACON 2001 468     WARSONG 5880          632   
LUCKY DAISY 5858        0  2 0 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  HAVOC 5879            632   
ALIS CHAMALON 5874      1  1 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    STOGA STEEL 5871      628  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Coyote -- I did tell you that you should run some bashers.  They are cool and can win
quite well.  My Golden Gladiator Gold Cache, as you can see, is 17-7-1.  And, when
you see his numbers, you will think of him a pretty doggone mediocre.  Good luck with
yours. -- Midas

Baabra Lammont -- Another day, another dollar.  I like those dollars. -- Goldbrick

Bruar -- Sorry to leave you lying there in the sands, but the noise was getting to
me. -- Silence Is Golden

Bad GM -- It seems quite unfair to me that someone with only one fight experience had
to match up with me with ten.  Sorry. But then, your arena number is quite a bit
older than mine, so perhaps you have a lot of hidden tournament experience?  I hope
so.  Anyway, it was a good fight and I enjoyed the outcome greatly. -- Golden Eagle
(soaring)

Welcome (or welcome back?) to the Hexacon 2001s.  May your stay be long and
prosperous. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

khalhums Dwarf -- I think you took a swim.  (giggling) -- On Golden Pond

M. Chardinee -- Now, I told you to keep your hands off my stuff, didn't I? -- Gold
Cache

All -- Joys of the Holiday season.  May all your rollups be golden. -- Midas and His
Consortium Friends

Goldbrick -- For a minute there, I thought the arenamaster was saying "Coldbrick"
when he announced you, and that surely does descibe the weather we've been having.
Goldbrick, eh, wouldn't we all if we could get away with it?  In which case, of
course, nothing at all would get done, so in the long run we could NOT get away with
it. -- Baabra Lammont, waxing philosophical with the season

     Nothing like a well-waxed philosophical.

The Veteran Mercenary was tasty, I'll say that for him, but he didn't teach much. --
Fangs Ardente

Fangs is a nut.  I have no desire to find out whether the Fratsfa Slave is tasty. --
Sardo Grackel

Stoga Steel -- I struck while the iron was hot. -- Cris Croft

Warsong -- How odd.  I didn't realize dragons needed guarding, I thought they could
take care of themselves. -- Allie Barnett

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HAVOC delivered the death blow upon LUCKY DAISY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
WARSONG butchered LATE NIGHT in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
SHARDAVAN was narrowly defeated by MORGAR in a action packed 6 minute Challenge fight.
GOLDBRICK devastated FANGS ARDENTE in a 2 minute one-sided Title fight.
ON GOLDEN POND luckily beat BAABRA LAMMONT in a 7 minute master's competition.
GOLD CACHE viciously subdued CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN defeated CRIS CROFT in a action packed 4 minute melee.
BRUAR won victory over SARDO GRACKEL in a action packed 2 minute duel.
GOLDEN EAGLE was overpowered by STOGA STEEL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SHADOW DANCER overpowered BAD GM in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ALLIE BARNETT was handily defeated by BALISONG in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
ELEESIA demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a unpopular 5 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   2 -  0      89  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  10 -  3      72  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  13 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  23 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 632 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  5         4  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDBRICK 5857             19   0  0  106 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785        25  10  0  109 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD CACHE 5862            18   7  1  103 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW DANCER 5878          2   0  0   57 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
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 SHARDAVAN 
5882, CRIS CROFT 5870, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, MORGAR 5863, GOLD CACHE 5862, GOLDBRICK 
5857, BRUAR 5868, HAVOC 5879, FANGS ARDENTE 5869, and STOGA STEEL 5871.

The least popular fighter this week was ELEESIA 5884.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were ON GOLDEN POND 5785, ALLIE BARNETT 5877, BAD GM 4568, GOLDEN EAGLE 
5873, LATE NIGHT 4563, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, WARSONG 5880, LUCKY DAISY 5858, 
BALISONG 5883, and SHADOW DANCER 5878.