DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/13/2011    Duedate: 08/26/2011

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-675

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILLY JACK
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5902) [15-15-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BILLY JACK                     SNAKE BITE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
(16-5902) [15-15-0,100]        (16-5945) [2-1-1,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SAD SLACKS                     SNAKE BITE
EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)          SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
(16-5891) [18-23-2,79]         (16-5945) [2-1-1,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         73
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     14      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. THE ZOO (178)                0      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        0
5. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)    -14      SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  705 332 13 68.0   1/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 2- 2 THE ZOO (178)            137  81  6 62.8   2/ 1 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     5  4 0
 3/ 4 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     81  86  2 48.5   3/ 2*SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   5  8 0
 4/ 3*SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   14  16  1 46.7   4/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   4  4 0
 5- 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    331 392 22 45.8   5- 5 THE ZOO (178)             2  0 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      788 986 23 44.4   6- 6 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     1  2 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 676): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 678): LORIMERA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 586): KILLER of MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 672): SKITTLES of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 674): LONGING LEGGINGS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 665): ZOMBIE of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 666): BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 663): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 660): ROGER THE BRAVE of LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 657): MANUTE BOL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 649): DECEMBRE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 607): VILE HENCHMAN of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): ELISHAR of GOD OR GODDESS (Sir Blackguard, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): NASTY NES of PUBLICH ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 539): ERIK of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 524): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 506): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 500): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 461): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 456): NIGHTBRINGER of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 447): TESLA SHARPE of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 564): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 676): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 678): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 586): MANIACS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 672): SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 674): EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 665): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 666): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 663): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 660): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 657): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 649): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 607): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 310): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 539): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 524): BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A=-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 506): BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 500): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 240): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 461): SAND DAMCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 456): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 447): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 564): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 675): MABUSHI of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 678): LORIMERA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 586): POLYJUICE TWINS of HARRY POTTER AND THE (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 671): SILVER GHOST of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 673): GOLDEN GATE BRIDGE of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 665): DICKY of BOWDEANS (?, mgr.)
                (turn 664): ALIDA BERN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 665): THIMBLE of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 335): SCARLET of D'HARAN EMPIRE (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 662): JEHLCH of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 333): SNORTY MCSNORT of ALL NIGHT LONG (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 657): MANUTE BOL of HEROES (?, mgr.)
                       (turn 656): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 305): ACE OF BASE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      JUNEAU DAWNING of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 291): GOBERT HINNY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 539): ERIK of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                (turn 538): DOLGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                            HAL'IGGE JOYROC of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 523): HORNET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 499): HARITH TEN MORU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 239): MRS. POTATOE HEAD of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 447): THE COUNT of J (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team EMOTIONAL PANTS was 
unseated this week as PUNNY AMINALS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  JOHN DERE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested GOLD CHARM and was awarded 23 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, HORUS MANN put down LONELY 
HANDMEDOWNS, causing it to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  This time 
victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail BILLY JACK, Duelmaster of WILLAF! 
Would you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city WILLAF.  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is SERPENTS HOLD 114, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
Apparently the stalwarts of GOLDEN GLADIATORS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My sources at SERPENTS HOLD 114 stable 
claim they've never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise 
of ANTIVENOM.  Beware AMBITIOUS GUARD!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he 
bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILLY JACK 5902              15  15  0   100       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAD SLACKS 5891              18  23  2    79       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923              9   5  0    78       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910        13  13  0    77       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
-GOLD LOCKET 5917             11   4  1    76       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN DERE 5916                9  14  0    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORUS MANN 5901              11  19  0    61       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CHARM 5903              12   4  0    56       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MR NEWT 3701                 11   4  0    46       THE ZOO (178)
 GOLDPLATED 5929               8   3  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 5920       7   4  0    34       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRICILLIAD 5919               6   5  0    31       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 SNAKE BITE 5945               2   1  1    29       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 ANACONDA 5944                 4   4  0    28       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
-GALEN 5921                    5   7  0    26       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLYING MONKEY 4287            1   1  0    20       THE ZOO (178)
 DEE NILE 5935                 3   7  0    16       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953             2   1  0    15       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-HEAR NO WEEVIL 4467           1   0  0    13       THE ZOO (178)
-RAZORBACK 3727                3   1  0    10       THE ZOO (178)
 MORA 5949                     1   1  0     8       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
-ROTILLA 5956                  0   1  0     1       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PAN FOR GOLD 5912      10  7 1 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 SAD SLACKS 5891       671  REVENGED
ANTIVENOM 5943          6  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 AMBITIOUS GUARD       675  NONE
BYE 5959                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 WURM KIN              675  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Golden Gate Bridge -- It is true that I have no use for a bridge myself, but I could
have sold it. -- Horus Mann

We salute the tourney participants, regardless of their performance. -- Jorja and the
Punny Animals

Antivenom -- What they don't tell you is that if you have NOT been bitten by a
venomous snake, and you still get the antivenom, IT poisons you.  Ouch. -- Horus Mann

Gold Charm -- Ah, this is what happens when your confidence is shaken, isn't it? --
Billy Jack, full of confidence on a slim foundation

Fratsfa Slave -- Are you sure you wouldn't be better off back in Fratsfa? -- Ripley
Byrd

Galen -- You're a gentleman!  (edging closer)  What kind of pantyhose do you wear
under your armor? -- John Dere

Snake Bite -- You've got me confused with a VERY DISTANT cousin, Clea O. Patra.  I
don't do that kind of stuff. -- Dee Nile

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LONGING LEGGINGS was devastated by BILLY JACK in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
SAD SLACKS was narrowly defeated by RIPLEY BYRD in a 4 minute uneven fight.
ANTIVENOM was assassinated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOLD CHARM was devastated by JOHN DERE in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
HORUS MANN overpowered LONELY HANDMEDOWNS in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
GOLDPLATED unbelievably bested SNAKE BITE in a action packed 6 minute gruesome fight.
ANACONDA vanquished DEE NILE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MORA was defeated by GOLD DUBLOON in a popular 1 minute beginner's duel.

                                    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      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        17 -  12 -  1      59  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  30 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    12 -  18 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 675 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  RIPLEY BYRD 5923            9   5  0   78 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD CHARM 5903            12   4  0   56 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 5920     7   4  0   34 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 SNAKE BITE 5945.  The ten other most popular fighters were SAD SLACKS 5891, 
RIPLEY BYRD 5923, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, JOHN DERE 5916, BILLY JACK 5902, HORUS MANN 
5901, LONGING LEGGINGS 5910, GOLDPLATED 5929, ANACONDA 5944, and LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 
5920.

The least popular fighter this week was DEE NILE 5935.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GOLD CHARM 5903, ANTIVENOM 5943, BYE 5959, MORA 5949, LONELY 
HANDMEDOWNS 5920, ANACONDA 5944, GOLDPLATED 5929, LONGING LEGGINGS 5910, HORUS MANN 
5901, and BILLY JACK 5902.

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission.