DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/18/2010    Duedate: 12/31/2010

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-658

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KATARINA
FAR TRAVELERS (434)
(16-4227) [11-5-0,125]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KATARINA                       BAD GM
FAR TRAVELERS (434)            HEXACON 2001 (468)
(16-4227) [11-5-0,125]         (16-4568) [3-2-0,43]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAD SLACKS                     MORGAR
EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)          MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
(16-5891) [11-13-1,58]         (16-5863) [7-9-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FAR TRAVELERS (434)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FAR TRAVELERS (434)         23
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     19      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. HEXACON 2001 (468)           9      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        6
5. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)       -2      HEXACON 2001 (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  660 314 11 67.8   1/ 1 FAR TRAVELERS (434)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 FAR TRAVELERS (434)       44  36  3 55.0   2/ 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     7  5 0
 3/ 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     57  59  1 49.1   3/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 0
 4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    300 364 22 45.2   4/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  6 0
 5/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      752 940 23 44.4   5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     3  6 0
 6/ 6*HEXACON 2001 (468)         3   8  0 27.3   6/ 6*HEXACON 2001 (468)        2  0 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 659): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 648): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 649): THE GREAT GAZOO of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 646): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 624): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 483): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 444): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): MATT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 659): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 657): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 648): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 649): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 646): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 483): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 444): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 546): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
                (turn 551): ZOMBIE PARENT of HARRY POTTER AND THE... (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 430): JOEY of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The roar of the crowd and exhultation of her victory was fresh in Katarina's
mind as she returned to the barracks.  Inside, Siegfried awaited, his muscled arms
crossed as he leaned against the door frame.
     "Well done, liebchen," he said, smiling broadly.  "Never have I seen you
this..."
     "At peace?" she offered, setting her weapons on their stands.
     "Ya.  That is it.  You seem content."
     "I suppose I am at that," she reflected, thinking on her training, her planning,
the practicing culminating in the dismantling of Golden Delicious not minutes before.
"I did what I set out to do."
     "And now?" he asked.
     She turned and looked at him direcly, allowing herself a rare smile.
     "And now, I would have you."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out WILLAF to see 
what's new.  MVP award for PAN FOR GOLD?  GOLDEN GLADIATORS' proud of him after 
beating JOHN DERE and getting 12 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  SILLY SUIT's 
match with SIMON ST. JOHN cost it a loss of 8 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster 
is being unfair?  I think KATARINA should let GOLDEN DELICIOUS be Duelmaster for a 
while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get 
nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  EMOTIONAL PANTS was the most avoided team.  Is a 
57-59-1 record really that scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS?  EMOTIONAL PANTS, an easy team to beat if I ever saw one, can't get them 
to accept an invitation!  Can FAR TRAVELERS' HASAN AL-AZRAD be more popular than me?  
He was challenged the most, but is that really the same?  Some fights are really 
unfair.  How do you think CRANKY  CORDUROY feels about being challenged by HASAN 
AL-AZRAD, 21 points above it?  Is this how FAR TRAVELERS advances, by having their 
members (HASAN AL-AZRAD) fight people that are really below them (CRANKY  CORDUROY)?  
See if I ever talk to SIEGFRIED again!  STOGA STEEL was so low when He challenged he. 
Hhmph!  SIEGFRIED beat STOGA STEEL.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not 
surprised SIEGFRIED would do such a scummy thing, either.   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KATARINA 4227                11   5  0   125       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIEGFRIED 4233               10   5  1    92       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230           9   7  1    90       FAR TRAVELERS (434)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887        14   3  0    88       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SARDO GRACKEL 5875           17  15  1    74       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 STOGA STEEL 5871             16  23  3    74       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 CRANKY  CORDUROY 5890        10  14  0    69       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SIMON ST. JOHN 4231          10   6  0    66       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 SAD SLACKS 5891              11  13  1    58       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGAR 5863                   7   9  0    53       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SILLY SUIT 5892              13  11  0    50       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229          4  12  1    43       FAR TRAVELERS (434)
 BAD GM 4568                   3   2  0    43       HEXACON 2001 (468)
 BILLY JACK 5902               8   5  0    39       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLD CHARM 5903               5   1  0    35       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908       4   4  0    31       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SALLY C. SHELLEY 5918         3   0  0    26       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PAN FOR GOLD 5912             4   3  0    24       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORUS MANN 5901               5   8  0    23       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910         4   5  0    17       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 GOLD LOCKET 5917              3   1  0    16       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BALOMIR 5896                  0   3  0    11       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 JOHN DERE 5916                1   5  0     8       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LISTLESS LEVI 5913      3  1 0 EMOTIONAL PANTS 604  ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229  655  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Simon St. John -- Now you know why I'm cranky. -- Cranky Corduroy

Angus MacDougal -- Whose suit looks silly now. -- Silly Suit

Morgar -- You knocked the pants off me. -- Longing Leggings

Obregon -- With 2 challenges a turn and 2 dead the last few turns... it just starts
seeming a little targeted.  I've nothing against being challenged, just being
bullied.  ;-) -- Sherlock

Yamabushi-people -- Of course we miss you.  We miss your crass, hateful, and woe-is-
me statements and the easy wins for my Golden Gladiators.  Come back.  We cannot do
without you! -- Midas of Golden Gladiators

Katarina -- I salute my better.  You are a fine Duelmistress. -- Golden Delicious
P.S  Nice DM Column

Horus Mann -- Go east, young mann, and leave me alone! -- Pan For Gold

Sally C. Shelley -- You may as well take the locket.  You deserve it more than me. --
Gold Locket

Billy Jack -- I take it that means that you don't want to buy a bridge? -- Golden
Gate Bridge

An opher?!  I hate ophers!  0-4 for the Golden Gladiators!  We salute all who beat us
and wish you the very best. -- Midas

Golden Gate Bridge -- I have no interest in bridges.  They're for people who like to
pretend they don't brawl and get their teeth knocked out. -- Billy Jack

Pan For Gold -- Anyone would know better than to do that in this weather!  Any
intelligent, thoughtful person, that is.  There seem to be a considerable number who
lack thoughtful intelligence, though. -- Horus Man

Siegfried -- I never did like guys named Siegfried, and you just confirm my opinion.
-- Sardo Grackel

Gold Locket -- Ah!  You must have hit a serious breakpoint there. -- Sally C. Shelley

The Convicted Thief claims he is being unfairly victimized.  Ha. -- John Dere

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HASAN AL-AZRAD slimly won victory over CRANKY  CORDUROY in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SIEGFRIED won victory over STOGA STEEL in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
ANGUS MACDOUGAL was overcome by SAD SLACKS in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
SIMON ST. JOHN devastated SILLY SUIT in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PAN FOR GOLD overpowered JOHN DERE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GOLD LOCKET bested BALOMIR in a 2 minute gory Challenge duel.
KATARINA viciously subdued GOLDEN DELICIOUS in a crowd pleasing 5 minute Title match.
SARDO GRACKEL defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute melee.
BILLY JACK lost to DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a action packed 1 minute duel.
BAD GM overpowered HORUS MANN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MORGAR savagely defeated GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in a exciting 7 minute gruesome fight.
LONGING LEGGINGS was narrowly defeated by SALLY C. SHELLEY in a 2 minute brutal fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -   9 -  1      67  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -   9 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  17 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    22 -  25 -  1      47  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -  15 -  0      40  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 658 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         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      KATARINA 4227              11   5  0  125 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
STRIKING ATTACK  SIEGFRIED 4233             10   5  1   92 FAR TRAVELERS (434)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    HASAN AL-AZRAD 4230         9   7  1   90 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
BASHING ATTACK   SARDO GRACKEL 5875         17  15  1   74 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SIMON ST. JOHN 4231        10   6  0   66 FAR TRAVELERS (434)
AIMED BLOW       SILLY SUIT 5892            13  11  0   50 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SAD SLACKS 5891.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MORGAR 5863.  The ten other most popular fighters were KATARINA 4227, SAD SLACKS 
5891, GOLDEN DELICIOUS 5887, SARDO GRACKEL 5875, LONGING LEGGINGS 5910, CRANKY  
CORDUROY 5890, SIMON ST. JOHN 4231, SILLY SUIT 5892, GOLD LOCKET 5917, and GOLDEN 
GATE BRIDGE 5908.

The least popular fighter this week was HORUS MANN 5901.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOHN DERE 5916, STOGA STEEL 5871, BILLY JACK 5902, BALOMIR 5896, PAN 
FOR GOLD 5912, ANGUS MACDOUGAL 4229, BAD GM 4568, SIEGFRIED 4233, HASAN AL-AZRAD 
4230, and SALLY C. SHELLEY 5918.

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

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

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes