DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/22/2011    Duedate: 11/04/2011

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-680

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMPERE
POWER LEGION (579)
(16-5638) [9-1-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AMPERE                         POSITION IS EMPTY
POWER LEGION (579)             
(16-5638) [9-1-1,113]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LONGING LEGGINGS               LONELY HANDMEDOWNS
EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)          EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
(16-5910) [16-15-0,85]         (16-5920) [9-7-0,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     19
2. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)     10      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)        9      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          8
5. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        6      PEELED TOMATOES (226)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  721 337 14 68.1   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  3 1
 2/ 0 POWER LEGION (579)        77  65  4 54.2   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 3/ 2 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   20  19  1 51.3   3/ 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     4  4 0
 4/ 3 EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)     89  92  2 49.2   4/ 4 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   3  2 0
 5/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    333 402 22 45.3   5/ 0 POWER LEGION (579)        1  1 0
 6/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      800 999 23 44.5   6/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     1  5 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 681): BITTERMAN of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 683): CRITIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 596): SAUSAGE PARTY of DUDE RANCH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 677): SOURWOOD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 679): BILLY JACK of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): CORNBREAD STUFFING of ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): BEETLE BAILEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): DARIUS of OPEN HAND (Bahram, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): URN4A TREAT! of JUST DESSERTS (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 665): PETROV of ASSORTED (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 662): VIN DIESEL of HEROES (?, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 654): FROZEN IMAGE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): KATIE of ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 544): MANZA WIGGLES of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 529): CHIQUITA CHIWAWA of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 511): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): SASHA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): PANAMA OATS of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NIMINI TYL ZO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 461): BUBBA of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): DELNA BERIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 681): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 683): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 596): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 677): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 679): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 670): ALMOST THANKSGIVING (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 671): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 338): ISIS PTAH (Aesir Vanir, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 668): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 335): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 665): FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 662): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 654): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 313): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 307): ALASKAN PIPELINE (The Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 544): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 529): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 511): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 505): BASH BROS EVANGELIST (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 243): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 461): ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 452): J (Sherlock, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 569): THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 676): BOBCAT of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 678): SAD SLACKS of EMOTIONAL PANTS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 669): BELLONA CHIST of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 670): DESERT PLANTS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 334): SLATE G35 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble?)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 612): TORN CLOTH of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 312): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 306): BASKET of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                                      KISS OF DEATH of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                                      KANA BALLISTIC of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 294): NASTY NES of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 242): STINKY PETE of DREW'S BOYS II (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 466): 111 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     The thing that Sad Slacks perhaps didn't realize, is that my mother believed
that the eleventh commandment had to do with ironing.  I can't tolerate "sad" slacks
drooping around.

                                     Billy Jack

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, WILLAF?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see SNAKE win a fight and gain 16 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SNAKE beat 
TRICILLIAD and TRICILLIAD lost 10 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out 
with the old, in with the new, as AMPERE takes the Title and last week's bar tab from 
the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I 
telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, WILLAF?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
WILLAF, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  PUNNY AMINALS the most avoided 
team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And it looks like GOLDEN GLADIATORS 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, GOLDPLATED was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in WILLAF to get a drink than The Swinging 
Aardvark!  Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you 
have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting 
restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMPERE 5638                   9   1  1   113       POWER LEGION (579)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD LOCKET 5917             14   5  1    92       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BILLY JACK 5902              17  18  0    91       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LONGING LEGGINGS 5910        16  15  0    85       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)
 GOLD CHARM 5903              16   4  0    84       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 JOHN DERE 5916               12  16  0    74       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 5920       9   7  0    74       EMOTIONAL PANTS (604)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923             10   9  0    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HORUS MANN 5901              12  23  0    59       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              11   4  0    56       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE NILE 5935                 8   7  0    55       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ANACONDA 5944                 7   6  0    50       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 SNAKE 5967                    3   0  0    49       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
-FISSION 5768                  5   2  0    44       POWER LEGION (579)
 SPIKE 5783                    5   3  2    41       POWER LEGION (579)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRICILLIAD 5919               7   8  0    33       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953             5   2  1    30       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GALEN 5921                    5  11  0    30       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-SNAKE BITE 5945               2   1  1    29       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
-PRESSURE 5746                 2   7  0    27       POWER LEGION (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOREL 5969                    1   0  0    16       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-TIDAL 5809                    1   3  0    12       POWER LEGION (579)
 GOOD AS GOLD 5965             3   2  0    11       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MORA 5949                     1   1  0     8       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Look at those Punny Aminals with the Top Team On The Move and The Duelmaster!  Kudos.
-- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Billy Jack, Duelmaster, and hard to best! -- The Golden Gladiators

Lonely Handmedowns -- Don't look so sad.  My flashy win was a good thing! -- Gold
Locket

John Dere -- You stripped my plating like a plow to the earth!  Just goes to show
that "nothing runs like a..." -- Goldplated (scratched and tarnished, too)

Convicted Thief -- I did not know that I was to be your firing squad.  They had to
pay me big time for that kill! -- Gold Dubloon

Malcorn Insurgent -- Aw, go sit on the concrete with the rest of those Wall Street
demonstrators.  Your protest is not needed here. -- Good As Gold (feelin' pumped with
that win)

All -- May your lives be filled with health and happiness and gold. -- Midas

Midas -- Such sarcasm!  We hardly looked for it from you. -- Jorja

Gold Charm -- No, it was NOT inevitable.  It was just luck. -- Ripley Byrd
P.S.  And a certain ample measure of charms.

Longing Leggings -- It wouldn't be so bad if you didn't have legs to long for. --
Ripley Byrd

Goldplated -- A golem?  How am I to dress for a golem?  If you think I'm going to
clothe myself in tinfoil unmentionables, you can think again, old fellow. -- John
Dere

Galen -- Ah!  I've been meaning to ask you, are you the Galen who wrote the herbal?
A good piece of work, that. -- Horus Mann

The Ambitious Guard is a certified hunk, but that isn't enough to win fights.  Just
as well. -- Dee Nile

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDPLATED unbelievably bested ANACONDA in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
BILLY JACK was demolished by AMPERE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
GOLD LOCKET defeated RIPLEY BYRD in a 2 minute duel.
LONGING LEGGINGS devastated HORUS MANN in a popular 1 minute one-sided contest.
GOLD CHARM outlasted LONELY HANDMEDOWNS in a crowd pleasing 12 minute competition.
JOHN DERE vanquished SPIKE in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
TRICILLIAD was devastated by SNAKE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
DEE NILE vanquished GALEN in a 2 minute uneven duel.
GOLD DUBLOON vanquished CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GOOD AS GOLD lost to LOREL in a 2 minute brutal novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        15 -  10 -  1      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  23 -  1      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  19 -  1      37  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 680 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:

AIMED BLOW         1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AMPERE 5638                 9   1  1  113 POWER LEGION (579)
LUNGING ATTACK   GOLD LOCKET 5917           14   5  1   92 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD CHARM 5903            16   4  0   84 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  RIPLEY BYRD 5923           10   9  0   66 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
WALL OF STEEL    SPIKE 5783                  5   3  2   41 POWER LEGION (579)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LONGING LEGGINGS 5910.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was LONELY HANDMEDOWNS 5920.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
ANACONDA 5944, DEE NILE 5935, GOOD AS GOLD 5965, AMPERE 5638, GOLD LOCKET 5917, 
LONGING LEGGINGS 5910, JOHN DERE 5916, SNAKE 5967, RIPLEY BYRD 5923, and GOLD DUBLOON 
5953.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLD CHARM 5903.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GALEN 5921, BILLY JACK 5902, GOLDPLATED 5929, TRICILLIAD 5919, SPIKE 
5783, HORUS MANN 5901, LOREL 5969, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, RIPLEY BYRD 5923, and SNAKE 
5967.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 13-15, 2012.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-897-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $134.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 15 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!