DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/09/2010    Duedate: 10/22/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-653

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ELEESIA
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
(16-5884) [18-4-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ELEESIA                        POSITION IS EMPTY
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)          
(16-5884) [18-4-0,114]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FANGS ARDENTE                  GOLDEN EAGLE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5869) [21-19-1,92]         (16-5873) [19-11-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         26
2. FAR TRAVELERS (434)         22      NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
3. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)       22      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     16
5. THE DARK TIDES (546)        13      PRESTIDIGITATION (313)

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  12  2 68.4   1/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  4 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  648 307 11 67.9   2/ 1 FAR TRAVELERS (434)       8  7 1
 3/ 4 FAR TRAVELERS (434)       28  27  2 50.9   3/ 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     7  8 0
 4/ 5 THE DARK TIDES (546)      69  74  7 48.3   4/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  3 0
 5/ 6 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     44  50  1 46.8   5/ 6 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     5  4 0
 6/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    296 353 22 45.6   6/ 8 THE DARK TIDES (546)      3  0 0
 7/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      740 928 23 44.4   7/ 5 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)     3  6 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 654): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 542): JOEL OLIVER of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): ELEESIA of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 643): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): EATEN ALIVE! Of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 587): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): READY EDDIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): 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 440): ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 426): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 542): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTRHOPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 654): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 656): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 542): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 650): RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 652): FAR TRAVELLERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 643): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 324): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 641): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 635): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 627): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 587): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): LAND OF OZ (Oz the ALL-Succeeding, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 280): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 517): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 503): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 484): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 229): SUPER STARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 440): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 434): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 542): 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  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 644): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, 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 641): GAEGLIN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
                          DEATHWIND FORGE of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
              (turn 640): RINDEL of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 322): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 638): FILLIS BUOY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 626 BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 299): LADY WINTER of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 294): MY SHADOW of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 478): ABRA CADAVER of REIGNING DOOM (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                  (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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     An unexpected honor to be here.  I did not expect to sit here, to be sure.
Golden Eagle put up a great fight, and I expect to fight him or his teammates soon.
Until next time, have fun!!

                                          -- Eleesia

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly WILLAF games.  Former top team FAR TRAVELERS was 
unseated this week as PUNNY AMINALS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  SILLY SUIT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as it skillfully bested THE USEROUS MERCHANT and was awarded 
16 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HASAN AL-AZRAD 
put down MOURNDREAD, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  As 
is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was none 
other than Duelmaster ELEESIA herself.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as GOLDEN EAGLE boldly challenged ELEESIA in order to strive for the 
Duelmasters honors?  Not for nothing has ELEESIA in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  
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.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  NIGHTMARE WRATH is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of FAR TRAVELERS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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                  
 ELEESIA 5884                 18   4  0   114       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887        12   1  0   110       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN EAGLE 5873            19  11  0    98       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 FANGS ARDENTE 5869           21  19  1    92       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 WICKED TWIST 2306             7   5  0    92       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DARK PRIEST 5319             12   8  2    83       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-GHENGIS KAHN 5252            11  13  1    73       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 STOGA STEEL 5871             15  19  3    71       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875           15  12  1    70       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KATARINA 4227                 7   4  0    70       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230           6   5  1    68       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIEGFRIED 4233                6   4  1    60       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILLY SUIT 5892              10   9  0    52       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 SIMON ST. JOHN 4231           7   4  0    52       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 MORGAR 5863                   5   6  0    48       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-JOAN OF ARC 5287              7  10  1    47       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 THE DREAD 2308                9   2  0    46       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 MOURNDREAD 2305               7   4  1    43       NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
 SAD SLACKS 5891               8  11  1    37       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 BILLY JACK 5902               5   3  0    37       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890         6  13  0    31       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229          2   9  0    25       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORUS MANN 5901               3   5  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LISTLESS LEVI 5913            2   0  0    22       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908       2   2  0    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-GOLD CHARM 5903               3   1  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PAN FOR GOLD 5912             2   1  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910         2   2  0    13       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-OPHIDIAN 5370                 1   1  0    13       THE DARK TIDES (546)
-DARK DISCIPLE 5897            1   3  0     8       THE DARK TIDES (546)
 JOHN DERE 5916                0   1  0     1       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

'-' 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

Congratulations to a fine Duelmaster Eleesia, who handles my Golden Eagle like he was
a lump of brass. -- Midas

Eleesia -- I salute you.  You are GOOD.  My talons could not rend your mighty
defenses. -- Golden Eagle

Longing Leggings -- What a great idea for something to wear when panning for gold.
In this case, I didn't find any gold and you stripped me bare.  (Now, THAT was fun!)
-- Pan For Gold

Good luck to all in the upcoming Mailer-- whenever it is. -- Midas

Sardo Grackel -- That will teach me to leave the bar earlier before a fight!  See you
again soon. -- Stoga Steel

Dark Priest -- Your style has always given me difficulty.  I must rethink.  You are a
deadly foe, indeed. -- Hasan

Dread -- I am most pleased to deliver your first loss.  I'll be sure to heckle Simon
about it, too.  *smirk* -- Katarina

Corduroy -- A fitting name; durable but out of style.  Bon chance! -- Simon

Billy Jack -- Not a bad fight for a couple of brawlers.  I'll see you about, and buy
ye a drink.

Wicked Twist -- Ah, and a sinister, left-handed twist, too! -- Fangs Ardente
P.S.  But your blood is fine.

Stoga Steel -- With a record like that, you should probably be one of us.  Oh, well,
nobody said this would be easy. -- Sardo Grackel

Angus MacDougal -- As tall as you are, you can go quite a ways just be falling over
and then standing up at the other end, eh?  But you know what they say, the bigger
they are, the farther away they fall. -- Billy Jack

This Malcorn Insurgent should go back down to Malcorn and surge there. -- Horus Mann
P.S.  He's unteachable.

27 September 10
Note -- We are still looking for additional teams in Arvat, DM 32.  I still have a
number of good team rollups available FREE for whoever wants one.
     Contact the Devil Advocates ASAP to join the fun!  You can either reach me by
diplo or on the RSI site.
     Also, whoever sent me the diplo with no name on it requesting a rollup /
information on how to get into Arvat, I'm embarassed to admit that the diplo slipped
out of my folder and was lost.  Please just send me another one with your mailing
address and I'll get a rollup to you ASAP.  Sorry about that!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDEN EAGLE was outwaited by ELEESIA in a 7 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
SIEGFRIED slimly won victory over MORGAR in a popular 6 minute Challenge match.
SIMON ST. JOHN was bested by SARDO GRACKEL in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
WICKED TWIST was luckily beaten by GOLDEN DELICIOUS in a 3 minute bloody match.
DARK PRIEST bested KATARINA in a popular 3 minute duel.
FANGS ARDENTE devastated VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HASAN AL-AZRAD handily defeated MOURNDREAD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
STOGA STEEL viciously subdued THE DREAD in a action packed 3 minute gory uneven duel.
SILLY SUIT vanquished THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 2 minute one-sided duel.
BILLY JACK overpowered CRANKY  CORDUROY in a 1 minute uneven match.
SAD SLACKS beat HORUS MANN in a 2 minute fight.
ANGUS MACDOUGAL subdued LONGING LEGGINGS in a 1 minute master vs. amateur match.
LISTLESS LEVI demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute mismatched match.
PAN FOR GOLD overpowered JOHN DERE 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       34 -  17 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  17 -  2      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   5 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  1      47  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -  13 -  1      41  |

Turn 653 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ELEESIA 5884               18   4  0  114 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887      12   1  0  110 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN EAGLE 5873          19  11  0   98 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   WICKED TWIST 2306           7   5  0   92 NIGHTMARE WRATH (256)
BASHING ATTACK   SARDO GRACKEL 5875         15  12  1   70 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-LUNGE      KATARINA 4227               7   4  0   70 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
AIMED BLOW       SILLY SUIT 5892            10   9  0   52 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIMON ST. JOHN 4231         7   4  0   52 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
PARRY-STRIKE     MOURNDREAD 2305             7   4  1   43 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 STOGA STEEL 
5871, DARK PRIEST 5319, SIEGFRIED 4233, MORGAR 5863, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, WICKED TWIST 
2306, SILLY SUIT 5892, ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229, ELEESIA 5884, and KATARINA 4227.

The least popular fighter this week was JOHN DERE 5916.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PAN FOR GOLD 5912, LISTLESS LEVI 5913, LONGING LEGGINGS 5910, CRANKY  
CORDUROY 5890, THE DREAD 2308, MOURNDREAD 2305, GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887, SIMON ST. JOHN 
4231, HORUS MANN 5901, and BILLY JACK 5902.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLDEN EAGLE (16-5873) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
FANGS ARDENTE (16-5869) PUNNY AMINALS (305)