DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2010    Duedate: 10/08/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-652

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELEESIA
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
(16-5884) [17-4-0,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELEESIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)          
(16-5884) [17-4-0,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FANGS ARDENTE                  GOLDEN EAGLE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5869) [20-19-1,81]         (16-5873) [19-10-0,94]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAR TRAVELERS (434)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)       33
2. FAR TRAVELERS (434)         21      NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
3. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       20      Unchartered Team
4. THE DARK TIDES (546)        11
5. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)       10      DECA DANCE (300)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     26   9  2 74.3   1/ 2 FAR TRAVELERS (434)       9  6 1
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  646 306 11 67.9   2/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  6 0
 3- 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          247 229 20 51.9   3/ 5 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     7  8 0
 4/ 4 FAR TRAVELERS (434)       25  25  2 50.0   4/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 0
 5/ 5 THE DARK TIDES (546)      68  74  7 47.9   5/ 4 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     5  4 0
 6/ 6 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     41  48  1 46.1   6/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 7/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    294 352 22 45.5   7- 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           2  1 1
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      737 926 23 44.3   8/ 8 THE DARK TIDES (546)      2  1 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 653): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 540): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN DELICIOUS of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 637): LIL ETHE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SHARK BAIT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 516): BACK of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 653): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 655): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 540): HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 649): DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 651): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 642): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 643): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 321): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 637): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 634): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 586): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 293): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 516): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 502): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 483): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 433): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 433): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 541): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 648): CYBERMANCER of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
              (turn 323): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 640): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 632): CRAB SMASHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 625): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 477): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 228): SQUEEZE of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 439): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 425): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in WILLAF this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS is pushed out of top team by FAR TRAVELERS, who came from 2nd with 
a 3-2-0 this turn.  The PUNNY AMINALS guild has had a 3-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, MOURNDREAD fought SILLY SUIT and gained 21 points and contributed to NIGHTMARE 
WRATH's 2-1-0.  SILLY SUIT has lost to MOURNDREAD, falling 13 points, while helping 
make EMOTIONAL PANTS a 2-3-0 turn.  Due to hers absence and inability to defend the 
throne, GOLDEN DELICIOUS has lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some 
honor, ELEESIA now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of WILLAF.  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.  I also notice that the YAMABUSHI 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding YAMABUSHI more than any other team we find FAR TRAVELERS.  WILLAF, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take notice 
that MOURNDREAD from NIGHTMARE WRATH was WILLAF's most challenged warrior this turn.  
In a brave attempt, WICKED TWIST from NIGHTMARE WRATH challenged up 24 points to 
fight FANGS ARDENTE from the PUNNY AMINALS stable.  WICKED TWIST perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he won victory over FANGS ARDENTE and ended up with 91 
recognition points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that WILLAF has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, WILLAF, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep 
your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets 
to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELEESIA 5884                 17   4  0   105       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887        11   1  0   105       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            19  10  0    94       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 WICKED TWIST 2306             7   4  0    91       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           20  19  1    81       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KATARINA 4227                 7   3  0    76       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
-GHENGIS KAHN 5252            11  13  1    73       THE DARK TIDES (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK PRIEST 5319             11   8  2    70       THE DARK TIDES (546)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875           14  12  1    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 STOGA STEEL 5871             14  19  3    64       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-HIROKAWA 5866                 6   1  2    61       YAMABUSHI (432)
 HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230           5   5  1    58       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHIORIME 5867                 5   2  0    56       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SIMON ST. JOHN 4231           7   3  0    52       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 MORGAR 5863                   5   5  0    52       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 MOURNDREAD 2305               7   3  1    51       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 SIEGFRIED 4233                5   4  1    51       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
-JOAN OF ARC 5287              7  10  1    47       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 THE DREAD 2308                9   1  0    46       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 SILLY SUIT 5892               9   9  0    36       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAD SLACKS 5891               7  11  1    33       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         6  12  0    30       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-SAKURON 5904                  5   0  0    25       YAMABUSHI (432)
 HORUS MANN 5901               3   4  0    25       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BILLY JACK 5902               4   3  0    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910         2   1  0    20       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908       2   2  0    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-AZUKARU 5907                  3   0  1    18       YAMABUSHI (432)
-GOLD CHARM 5903               3   1  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229          1   9  0    16       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 LISTLESS LEVI 5913            1   0  0    14       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-OPHIDIAN 5370                 1   1  0    13       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 PAN FOR GOLD 5912             1   1  0    10       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-DARK DISCIPLE 5897            1   3  0     8       THE DARK TIDES (546)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
JEALOUS JEANS 5889     10  7 0 EMOTIONAL PANTS 604  HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230   651   
DARLIN' DEARE 5909      0  1 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    AZUKARU 5907          650   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Emotional Pants -- My condolences on your loss of Jealous Jeans.  I await your
challenge. -- Hasan

Mourndread -- My scratches take their toll, eh? -- Katarina

Dark Priest -- Cagey!  I must train! -- Siegfried

Dread -- Simon had something witty to say, but I can't seem to wake him after your
match. -- Obregon

Corduroy -- I suppose one of us had to win.   Bah! -- Angus

Golden Delicious -- You... APPPLE!  By all the gods of blood, that is too much. --
Fangs Ardente

Sad Slacks -- Have you considered a belt?  It might help. -- Sardo Grackel

Finn the Dogged, Persistent Beggar -- Get a job. -- Billy Jack

The Osksi Noble is a sad example of what happens to those who don't get an education.
-- Horus Mann

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WICKED TWIST bested FANGS ARDENTE in a 1 minute master's Challenge fight.
THE DREAD was vanquished by KATARINA in a 2 minute uneven Challenge battle.
ELEESIA luckily beat GOLDEN EAGLE in a crowd pleasing 7 minute expert's Title fight.
DARK PRIEST defeated HASAN AL-AZRAD in a 2 minute fight.
STOGA STEEL was demolished by SARDO GRACKEL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
MORGAR viciously subdued DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute brutal fight.
SILLY SUIT was devastated by MOURNDREAD in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SIMON ST. JOHN handily defeated CRANKY  CORDUROY in a 3 minute gruesome uneven melee.
SIEGFRIED vanquished SAD SLACKS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ANGUS MACDOUGAL lost to BILLY JACK in a 1 minute gory fight.
HORUS MANN overpowered MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
PAN FOR GOLD was luckily beaten by LONGING LEGGINGS in a 2 minute novice's match.
LISTLESS LEVI handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  19 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  17 -  2      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  1      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  16 -  2      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  25 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         7 -  13 -  0      35  |

Turn 652 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ELEESIA 5884               17   4  0  105 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN EAGLE 5873          19  10  0   94 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   WICKED TWIST 2306           7   4  0   91 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
PARRY-LUNGE      KATARINA 4227               7   3  0   76 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
BASHING ATTACK   SARDO GRACKEL 5875         14  12  1   66 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIMON ST. JOHN 4231         7   3  0   52 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
PARRY-STRIKE     MOURNDREAD 2305             7   3  1   51 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FANGS ARDENTE 5869.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDEN EAGLE 5873.  The ten other most popular fighters were PAN FOR GOLD 
5912, KATARINA 4227, SIMON ST. JOHN 4231, ELEESIA 5884, MORGAR 5863, LONGING LEGGINGS 
5910, DARK PRIEST 5319, WICKED TWIST 2306, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, and MOURNDREAD 2305.

The least popular fighter this week was LISTLESS LEVI 5913.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SAD SLACKS 5891, SILLY SUIT 5892, STOGA STEEL 5871, HASAN 
AL-AZRAD 4230, THE DREAD 2308, HORUS MANN 5901, ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229, SIEGFRIED 4233, 
FANGS ARDENTE 5869, and BILLY JACK 5902.