DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/24/2010    Duedate: 05/07/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-641

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ON GOLDEN POND
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5785) [33-11-0,123]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ON GOLDEN POND                 SILLY SUIT
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
(16-5785) [33-11-0,123]        (16-5892) [4-3-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BAABRA LAMMONT                 BAABRA LAMMONT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5852) [18-28-0,104]        (16-5852) [18-28-0,104]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. YAMABUSHI (432)             30
2. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       14      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         14      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     12
5. DRAGON'S GUARD (603)         1      EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  621 293 11 67.9   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  11  2 0
 2/ 2 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)      25  14  3 64.1   2/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 3/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)          230 219 19 51.2   3/ 2*EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     7  8 1
 4/ 3*EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     17  18  1 48.6   4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     5  6 0
 5/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    277 336 20 45.2   5/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  0 0
 6/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      712 902 23 44.1   6/ 5 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)      3  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 642): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otis X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 644): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 519): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 640): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 615): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 505): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 492): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 472): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): JOHN TYLER of I'M HISTORY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 642): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 519): SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 640): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 630): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 615): BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 578): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 294): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 288): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 275): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 505): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 492): THE DISCIPLES (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 472): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 429): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 415): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 531): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 638): ROCKWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 632): GRISHORT HURM of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                            TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
                (turn 631): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 633): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 626): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 623): TOBY of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 422): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                                  JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Roses are red.
Midas has gold.
The fish are fed.
Five Titles is old.

Grass is green
My tale is told.
A lovely pond scene
Is something to behold.
                           On Golden Pond, DMV

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, WILLAF?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see BUDOKUMO win a fight and gain 19 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FANGS ARDENTE 
beat SHADOW DANCER and SHADOW DANCER lost 14 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
Going for broke or broken, our Duelmaster BAABRA LAMMONT challenged this turn.  And 
if variety is the spice of life, WILLAF may be getting bland, as ON GOLDEN POND stays 
top dog in the city.  The Swinging Aardvark, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From WILLAF's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
DRAGON'S GUARD, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Ha ha 
ha ha!  FANGS ARDENTE was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for WILLAF's 
morgue.  More variety.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate 
catches up with you sooner that later?   
     What does the WILLAF arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ON GOLDEN POND 5785          33  11  0   123       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           14  14  1   116       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                24   7  1   109       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BAABRA LAMMONT 5852          18  28  0   104       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BRUAR 5868                   13  15  0   104       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854       29   7  0    94       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                27  12  0    94       YAMABUSHI (432)
 CRIS CROFT 5870              14  14  0    92       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHADOW DANCER 5878            8   3  0    90       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            13   7  0    75       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WARSONG 5880                  6   1  1    63       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HIROKAWA 5866                 5   1  2    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 ALLIE BARNETT 5877            4   7  0    54       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ELEESIA 5884                  9   1  0    51       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SHIORIME 5867                 4   2  0    46       YAMABUSHI (432)
 STOGA STEEL 5871              9  13  2    42       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-MORGAR 5863                   4   5  0    41       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 GOLD TOOTH 5894               4   0  0    37       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875            7   8  1    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887         4   1  0    29       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MARUZON 5831                  6   7  0    25       YAMABUSHI (432)
-BALISONG 5883                 3   1  0    25       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILLY SUIT 5892               4   3  0    21       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 SAD SLACKS 5891               4   3  1    20       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         3   4  0    17       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 CRAZY CAPRI 5893              3   4  0    13       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 JEALOUS JEANS 5889            3   4  0    13       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 EN FUEGO 5895                 1   2  0    13       DRAGON'S GUARD (603)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHARDAVAN 5882          4  4 0 DRAGON'S GUARD 603   MOUNTAIN TROLL        641  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hey, Baabra, Jorja's idea of an off-street, rainy sunshine pond sounds like a thing
of beauty.  In our older ages, we appreciate much more than before.  Our daughter
does a lot of that "special photo taking," but it is all for her blog.  She's half
exactly like her dad, and half exactly unlike her dad!  Feel free to check out
"lilyshealthpad.com". -- Midas

Bruar -- You are fast becoming my favorite.  Just think where you could have been
without me! -- On Golden Pond

Shadow Dancer -- Ahhhhhhh, silence in the shadows makes for great intrigue.  Good
try, but it was my day. -- Silence Is Golden

Jealous Jeans -- I think I may have your number. -- Gold Tooth

Fratsfa Slave -- You must learn to fly high. -- Golden Eagle

I surely hope I made it back from The Mailer alive and better skilled.  Hello, all!
-- Golden Delicious

All -- May your days be filled with gold and golden delights. -- Midas of Golden
Gladiators

Golden Eagle -- Oouuch!!  One shotted!  My butt still hurts!  May I use your feathers
to make a seat cushion??? -- Stoga Steel

It seems to be common not to fight a warrior before sending him to a tourney, so I
will follow suit--advantage or not--and not fight Morgar this turn.  I do not know
about "timed" or anything else, but I soon will.  You see, I broke down and bought a
computer... -- Coyote

Midas -- I did not follow basketball this year, but Kansas is my favorite left in it,
so go Jayhawks! -- Coyote

Jorja -- Seems you have a few warriors ahead in line of me for the throne.  Good luck
to them all.  The Golden Domers been up there too long and new blood never hurts. --
Coyote

     It does if you're the one doing the new bleeding.

Golden Delicious -- I could not let you follow Goldbrick's path to undefeated, could
I?! -- Eleesia

Gold Tooth -- 2 wins = 25 pts.  Are you stacked? -- Eleesia

The Khalhums Dwarf?  How did this come about?  I mean, he's a fine opponent, but...
no challenges?  There *are* other fine opponents in this arena, aren't there? -- Cris
Croft, startled and probably talking too much

And continuing on from Cris's situation, I face the Veteran Mercenary.  Easy.  Well,
now he's easy, a few months ago he wouldn't have been. -- Baabra Lammont

M. Chardinee, eh?  I don't mind.  I'll bite him as well as a managed opponent. --
Fangs Ardente

Eleesia -- Ah!  A managed opponent.  Er, hmm, I wouldn't have minded WINNING that,
you know.  Not that I'm exactly complaining, good of you to visit me in the Infirmary
and all, but....  Well, maybe I'd better say no more, so as not to end up chewing on
my foot. -- Sardo Grackel
P.S.  Though I do take care to keep my feet clean, in case they end up in my mouth.
I have *some* standards, you know.

Stoga Steel -- This is a surprise, and a very pleasant one. -- Allie Barnett

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHARDAVAN was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ON GOLDEN POND won victory over BAABRA LAMMONT in a 5 minute Challenge Title battle.
SHADOW DANCER was vanquished by FANGS ARDENTE in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
BRUAR defeated CRIS CROFT in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
STOGA STEEL was devastated by ALLIE BARNETT in a 2 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
GOLDEN DELICIOUS devastated CRAZY CAPRI in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SILENCE IS GOLDEN was unbelievably bested by BUDOKUMO in a 16 minute expert's fight.
TAIKUTSU won victory over GOLDEN EAGLE in a popular 5 minute duel.
WARSONG vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
SHIORIME overpowered SAD SLACKS in a 1 minute uneven match.
ELEESIA beat SARDO GRACKEL in a 2 minute fight.
GOLD TOOTH savagely defeated CRANKY  CORDUROY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute match.
SILLY SUIT devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided battle.
JEALOUS JEANS was bested by EN FUEGO in a 2 minute bloody bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       29 -   8 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   3 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  22 -  2      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  23 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 641 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        4 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         4  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ON GOLDEN POND 5785        33  11  0  123 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   SHADOW DANCER 5878          8   3  0   90 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN EAGLE 5873          13   7  0   75 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       WARSONG 5880                6   1  1   63 DRAGON'S GUARD (603)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD TOOTH 5894             4   0  0   37 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
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 GOLDEN EAGLE 
5873, GOLD TOOTH 5894, BRUAR 5868, ALLIE BARNETT 5877, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, EN FUEGO 
5895, SHARDAVAN 5882, CRIS CROFT 5870, GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887, and TAIKUTSU 5564.

The least popular fighter this week was SILENCE IS GOLDEN 5854.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BUDOKUMO 5635, SILLY SUIT 5892, SAD SLACKS 5891, CRAZY CAPRI 
5893, STOGA STEEL 5871, SHADOW DANCER 5878, JEALOUS JEANS 5889, ELEESIA 5884, CRANKY  
CORDUROY 5890, and SHIORIME 5867.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 4 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                 EUGENE FLUCKY (82-41642) of MEDAL OF HONOR 30 (6955)
                             FGC (47-6648) of KAOS (695)
                  PRISONER B91 (82-53433) of DUNGEON CELL B9 (9014)
                   PRISONER 0381 82-42371 of DUNGEON CELL 77 (7085)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes