DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/13/2010    Duedate: 02/26/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-636

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ON GOLDEN POND
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5785) [28-11-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ON GOLDEN POND                 SHADOW DANCER
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
(16-5785) [28-11-0,102]        (16-5878) [6-0-0,108]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAABRA LAMMONT                 SAD SLACKS
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
(16-5852) [15-26-0,89]         (16-5891) [2-0-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DRAGON'S GUARD (603)        39
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     18      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         16      Unchartered Team
4. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)       14
5. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)      -21      DRAGON'S GUARD (603)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*DRAGON'S GUARD (603)      18   7  3 72.0   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  2 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  604 288 11 67.7   2/ 2*DRAGON'S GUARD (603)      8  3 0
 3/ 3*EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)      6   4  0 60.0   3/ 4*EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     6  4 0
 4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    267 325 20 45.1   4/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     6  8 0
 5/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      699 890 23 44.0   5/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 11 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 637): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): DORA BELL of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 508): AVENGING ANTELOPE of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): BRUAR of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): THEODOSIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 619): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): IMOTO-CHAN of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 426): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SANDY STRATTON of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 637): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 639): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 508): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 633): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 635): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 626): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 313): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 618): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 610): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 291): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 285): LAND OF OZ (Oz the All-Winning, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 272): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 500): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 487): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 467): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 463): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 221): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 423): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 417): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 525): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 636): SAFFIRA of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 634): GOLD CACHE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 316): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 624): SALAMANDER of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger?, mgr.)
              (turn 623): MAKADOS of PHLANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 621): UNBREAKABLE of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
              (turn 620): MALIGNANT TUMOR of APOCALYPSE (The Walkin' Dude, mgr.)
                          UNDEAD DUCK of BARN OF HORRORS (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 572): PRINCE JACKSON of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 485): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 465): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
                           SNOTMAN of I HATE THEM TOO (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 462): SORRELISHE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 409): TYLER DURDEN of PROJECT:  MAYHEM (The Greek Guy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     After some hard learned lessons, here I sit, champion of Willaf.  Sending Gold
Cache to the Isle with a loss brings a smile to my face.  I was wondering who would
finally knock the Golden Gladiators around a little, just to keep things interesting
here.  May my reign be long, and the booze be good...

                         Bruar

                                      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 3-0-0 record 
which DRAGON'S GUARD managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such a record 
will draw challengers!  SHADOW DANCER caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested CRIS CROFT and was awarded 15 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SHADOW DANCER put down CRIS 
CROFT, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  This time out ON 
GOLDEN POND made its bid for the throne as it challenged BRUAR in an all out contest 
of skill for possession of the title!  This time victory fell to the grasp of the 
usurper.  All hail ON GOLDEN POND, Duelmaster of WILLAF!  Informants "close" to the 
city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his 
armor.  Watch out!   
     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.  Apparently the stalwarts of DRAGON'S GUARD are catching 
the bulk of jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  CRIS CROFT take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in WILLAF.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  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                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          28  11  0   102       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW DANCER 5878            6   0  0   108       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854       26   5  0    98       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRUAR 5868                   12  11  0    96       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852          15  26  0    89       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CRIS CROFT 5870              12  11  0    88       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           10  13  1    87       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            10   5  0    55       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 WARSONG 5880                  3   1  1    42       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875            6   4  1    38       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 STOGA STEEL 5871              8   9  2    35       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAVOC 5879                    3   1  2    33       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 SHARDAVAN 5882                3   3  0    27       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
-BALISONG 5883                 3   1  0    25       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 MORGAR 5863                   2   4  0    25       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEESIA 5884                  4   1  0    19       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 JEALOUS JEANS 5889            2   0  0    18       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 SAD SLACKS 5891               2   0  0    14       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887         2   0  0    11       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ALLIE BARNETT 5877            1   5  0     8       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CRAZY CAPRI 5893              1   1  0     8       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 SILLY SUIT 5892               1   1  0     6       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         0   2  0     2       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 WIN OR DA BOUND 5888          0   2  0     2       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

'-' 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  NOT REVENGED
ELKOAK 5886             0  1 0 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  HAVOC 5879            633  REVENGED
LUCKY DAISY 5858        0  2 0 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  HAVOC 5879            632  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Crazy Capri -- You were quite tasty.  Yum, yum, yum. -- Golden Delicious

Bruar -- You thumped me soundly and confiscated the loot!  You deserve the Title.
Salute. -- Gold Cache (retired empty)

Balisong -- I just love swooping down and picking off long, squiggly things, like
snakes and.... -- Golden Eagle

Fangs -- I won't say it because I am in a quiet, but victorious, mood. -- Silence Is
Golden

Cris Croft -- You sunk me, Bud.  You drained me like a professional.  Kudos. -- On
Golden Pond

Baabra -- Frozen or silver ponds can be either golden, or dangerous, underneath.  Be
careful. -- On Golden Pond

Congratulations to Duelmaster Bruar who gets maximum results when he fights.  Well
done! -- Midas

Watch out for those Punny Aminals as they scored the most (39 big ones) points last
round.  Better avoid! -- Midas

Welcome to Emotional Pants.  May your stay in Willaf be long and prosperous. --
Midas, Golden Gladiators

Thanks for the answers--no "hated" weapons.  As I enjoy good conversation, and of
course learning debates, let me ask:  Does what you learn in skills, i.e., attack,
give any indication what your favorite offensive effort may be?  I see Gold Cache
learned attack, but favored a mod effort, (thanks Midas) are these things connected?
I believe they are, highter attack learns, less off effort maybe? -- Coyote

On Golden Pond -- Right, I know what's on that pond today, and it's a layer of ice,
topped with a layer of snow, and then a crust of more ice.  NOT the day for swimming.
-- Cris Croft

Silence Is Golden -- You keep resisting!  But I WILL have your blood. -- Fangs
Ardente
P.S.  Where's Pretty Pandora these days?  I used to admire that woman enormously.

Shadow Dancer -- If I took being a gladiator seriously, I'd find that embarrassing.
-- Baabra Lammont

Stoga Steel -- Oh, ouch.  I'd fly south for the rest of the winter, but my wings iced
up. -- Sardo Grackel

Jealous Jeans -- What, because I fill mine better?  Not to be wondered at, of course,
a golem just doesn't have the "certain something" to really DO it to a pair of jeans.
-- Allie Barnett, preening

9 February 10
All -- I know you all thought the old Wiz that is Fiz went off to die somewhere.
Well, I didn't.  Now I'm back to befuddle and frustrate you with my senseless
ramblings.  I look forward to reconnecting with all my old friends and enemies alike.
-- Fizban the Famous

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHADOW DANCER devastated CRIS CROFT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ON GOLDEN POND won victory over BRUAR in a 4 minute expert's Challenge Title battle.
WARSONG demolished ELEESIA in a 4 minute bloody uneven Challenge fight.
SHARDAVAN devastated SILLY SUIT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS subdued ALLIE BARNETT in a 4 minute Challenge competition.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN luckily beat BAABRA LAMMONT in a 4 minute veteran's struggle.
FANGS ARDENTE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
STOGA STEEL lost to SARDO GRACKEL in a 1 minute duel.
MORGAR vanquished CRANKY  CORDUROY in a 2 minute gruesome uneven fight.
CRAZY CAPRI defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute novice's fight.
WIN OR DA BOUND was outwaited by SAD SLACKS in a exciting 7 minute novice's bout.
JEALOUS JEANS devastated MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         LUNGING ATTACK     6 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -   5 -  0      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  12 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  18 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  27 -  2      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 636 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       2  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785        28  11  0  102 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW DANCER 5878          6   0  0  108 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
WALL OF STEEL    BRUAR 5868                 12  11  0   96 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
BASHING ATTACK   CRIS CROFT 5870            12  11  0   88 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
AIMED BLOW       WARSONG 5880                3   1  1   42 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 SAD SLACKS 5891.  The ten other most popular fighters were BAABRA LAMMONT 
5852, ALLIE BARNETT 5877, BRUAR 5868, WARSONG 5880, FANGS ARDENTE 5869, MORGAR 5863, 
SHADOW DANCER 5878, GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887, SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854, and SARDO GRACKEL 
5875.

The least popular fighter this week was WIN OR DA BOUND 5888.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ELEESIA 5884, JEALOUS JEANS 5889, CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890, STOGA 
STEEL 5871, SILLY SUIT 5892, ON GOLDEN POND 5785, CRIS CROFT 5870, CRAZY CAPRI 5893, 
SHARDAVAN 5882, and SARDO GRACKEL 5875.