DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/09/2011    Duedate: 04/22/2011

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-666

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5908) [10-5-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STOGA STEEL                    POSITION IS EMPTY
MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)          
(16-5871) [21-26-3,92]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAD SLACKS                     LONGING LEGGINGS
EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)          EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
(16-5891) [13-19-1,65]         (16-5910) [10-7-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         42
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     21      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)       -4      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)      -15
                                       MERCYFUL FATE (461)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  689 318 13 68.4   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  2 0
 2/ 2 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     67  71  1 48.6   2/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  7 0
 3/ 3 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    318 379 22 45.6   3/ 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     4  4 0
 4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      767 962 23 44.4   4/ 2 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  7 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 667): DRAKE of SPACEMARINES (?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 669): JAYLENE MOKHAR of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 568): BITING FLY of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 663): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 665): STOGA STEEL of MAXIMUM RESULTS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 656): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 657): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): RENTAL CAR of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 654): YARARA of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 651): LARA of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 648): WINDMILL WILLY of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 640): OBAN of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 598): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 306): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 287): DIRANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 530): HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 515): CATIPILLAR of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 497): DONNA of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 491): SSSKAH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MRS POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 452): RIELLA TYL TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 447): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 555): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 667): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 669): GUESSING GAME (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 568): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 663): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 665): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 656): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 657): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 331): SONS OF MARS (Mars, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 654): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): AVENGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 651): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 648): HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 640): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 598): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 306): STREET WALKERS (Roadkil, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 287): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 530): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 515): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 497): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 491): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 236): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 452): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 447): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 439): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 555): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 666): FISHER KING of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 668): ALCMAEON of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 567): STONEDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 656): HAIR IN SINK of BASH BRO HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 652): TRINKET of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 647): HELEN KELLER of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 640): ST MAGDALENE of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 300): A TALE OF PAIN of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 528): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEELER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 447): DOWNER of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 469): SJS of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Experience does matter, and I am happy to be here.  To Sad Slacks I wish to say,
you should have never let me get up off the sand.  You are a fine opponent.  Now
about this rumor of what I wear under my armor... Zontani, the clothing you speak of
are a medical need, prescribed by my doctor!!  Stop peeking into the dressing room
you perverted jerk!!

                            Stoga Steel

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt WILLAF will ever be the same.  And let's see, LONGING LEGGINGS fought MORGAR 
and gained 18 points and contributed to EMOTIONAL PANTS' 1-2-0.  SAD SLACKS has lost 
to GOLD LOCKET, falling 11 points, while helping make EMOTIONAL PANTS a 1-2-0 turn.  
We should ask GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE about the thrill of victory, and what being the new 
Duelmaster does for a warrior, he's now the one to ask.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  
I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Welcome Wench uses trolls in their 
stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the EMOTIONAL PANTS stable was the most 
avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you afraid of?  And avoiding 
EMOTIONAL PANTS more than any other team we find GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  WILLAF, are we 
going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was EMOTIONAL PANTS' warrior SAD SLACKS.  More fighters challenged it than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  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                  
 GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908      10   5  0    91       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STOGA STEEL 5871             21  26  3    92       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910        10   7  0    77       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 GOLD LOCKET 5917              9   1  1    74       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGAR 5863                  12  12  0    66       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SAD SLACKS 5891              13  19  1    65       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAN FOR GOLD 5912             9   4  1    59       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CHARM 5903              10   2  0    51       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BILLY JACK 5902               9  12  0    41       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 JOHN DERE 5916                5   9  0    39       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HORUS MANN 5901               8  13  0    38       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923              3   2  0    38       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLETCHER 5915                 2   5  0    28       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 GOLDPLATED 5929               3   1  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GALEN 5921                    3   2  0    23       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-TRICILLIAD 5919               3   1  0    17       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 DEE NILE 5935                 1   0  0    15       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 5920       1   1  0     4       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Stoga Steel of Maximum Results, the epitome of an experienced
Duelmaster. -- Midas

Billy Jack -- Some days you get the pan; some days the pan gets you.  I feel rich! --
Pan For Gold

Rypley Byrd -- And to think I thought it was great fun.  To each his own. -- Gold
Charm

Captured Orc -- Thanks for the workout.  Hey, didn't I see you in one of those Lord
Of The Ring movies? -- Goldplated

     Only one, the pay is lousy and the underlying philosophy is deeply suspect. --
     Geroge Bruk, Captured Orc and Political Theorist

Coyote -- A favorite wepon is hard to come by, and is a valuable tool.  Does it
"overcome" some armor advantages?  I can give you a resounding "maybe, maybe not".
If one has an awfully lot of attack skills (e.g. most aimers) it probably does.
Using a dagger or shortsword or epee against any armor probably fits, and if I knew
that weapon was a fave, it would be a definite yes.  BUT, low attack warriors have
difficulty overcoming the armor advantages, and I believe a weapon more suited to the
armor works better. -- Midas

Sardo -- Why, thank you.  A relaxed retirement is just what we want.  Gracias! --
Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Coyote -- A wepon is a weapon is a wepon.  I punched the send too soon on the above.
Perhaps favorite weapons always work, but favorite wepons don't? -- An embarrassed
Midas (who seldom has spelling errors, but often punches the wrong key)

All -- Oh fiddlesticks!  One shotted by a stock warrior and lost the crown--how
embarassing. -- Morgar

Jorja -- Thanks for all yo have done for me.  The stats on Sardo were revealing.  I
have not had much success with that style.  Maybe more "adjusting" on my part is
needed.  Thanks. -- Coyote

Another open forum question -- How much effect do injuries have on the next fight?
Like you get a statement "Her arm hangs useless at her side."  Does that mean she
will not be able to carry a weapon in that hand?  How long does it take to heal--if
ever? -- Curious Coyote

Gold Locket -- You missed a good thing.  I hit you with knowledge. -- Horus Mann

Pan for Gold -- I get rheumatiz in my joints if I go standing in cold water all the
time. -- Billy Jack

Gold Charm -- When I catch up with you in experience, things will be different. --
Ripley Byrd

Longing Leggings -- It's the legs that do me in, if you want to know.  But the
leggings do show them off well. -- John Dere

Fletcher -- I seem to have a problem.  I'd better do a study on it. -- Horus Mann

18 March 11
All -- Be aware of the comeback of the Cajun and his stables of gladiators!  Just
sayin' -- The Cajun

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLD LOCKET bested SAD SLACKS in a action packed 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
STOGA STEEL was savagely defeated by GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE in a 3 minute Title melee.
MORGAR slimly lost to LONGING LEGGINGS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute gory brawl.
BILLY JACK was luckily beaten by GOLD CHARM in a crowd pleasing 4 minute bloody match.
HORUS MANN won victory over FLETCHER in a 1 minute fight.
GOLDPLATED was bested by JOHN DERE in a 2 minute gory amateur vs. master match.
RIPLEY BYRD handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
LONELY HANDMEDOWNS lost to DEE NILE in a 1 minute gruesome beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -   1 -  1      88  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   8 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  10 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  21 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  14 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  20 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 666 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908    10   5  0   91 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  LONGING LEGGINGS 5910      10   7  0   77 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLD LOCKET 5917            9   1  1   74 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD CHARM 5903            10   2  0   51 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  RIPLEY BYRD 5923            3   2  0   38 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
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 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910.  The ten other most popular fighters were MORGAR 5863, 
BILLY JACK 5902, JOHN DERE 5916, GOLD LOCKET 5917, SAD SLACKS 5891, STOGA STEEL 5871, 
GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908, DEE NILE 5935, HORUS MANN 5901, and RIPLEY BYRD 5923.

The least popular fighter this week was LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 5920.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOLDPLATED 5929, FLETCHER 5915, GOLD CHARM 5903, RIPLEY BYRD 
5923, HORUS MANN 5901, DEE NILE 5935, GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE 5908, STOGA STEEL 5871, SAD 
SLACKS 5891, and GOLD LOCKET 5917.