DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/24/2012    Duedate: 04/06/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-691

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLD CHARM
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5903) [24-4-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLD CHARM                     WHAT THE HECK!
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        REALLY? (611)
(16-5903) [24-4-0,114]         (16-6001) [3-1-1,24]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RIPLEY BYRD                    TINY DANCER
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            REALLY? (611)
(16-5923) [14-16-0,84]         (16-5994) [3-2-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         37
2. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       16      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)   13      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)      6
5. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)      0      REALLY? (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  753 346 16 68.5   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  3 2
 2/ 1*REALLY? (611)             16   9  3 64.0   2/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 1
 3- 4 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   35  40  1 46.7   3/ 1*REALLY? (611)             8  7 2
 4/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    345 420 24 45.1   4/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     4  5 0
 5/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      824 %1029 24 44.5   5- 4 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   2  6 0
 6/ 7*BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)   0   8  0  0.0   6/ 7*BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  0  3 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 692): TIGHT BLOUSE of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 694): KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 619): WOLFDOG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 688): SHANK of SERPENTS' HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 690): GOLD CHARM of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 682): DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 683): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 680): CASIMIR PULASKI of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 676): S.W.A.T. of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 673): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 665): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 624): KIRVENJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 319): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 300): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 555): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 540): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 522): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 517): IN YOUR FACE of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 478): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 472): LEAPS INTO THE AIR of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 464): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 581): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 692): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 694): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 619): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 688): SERPENT'S HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 690): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 682): DUEL REALITY (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 683): GAIDINS (Noble Discord, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 343): DREW'S BOYS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 680): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 341): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 676): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 673): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 665): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 624): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 318): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 313): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 300): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 555): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 540): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 522): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 517): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 248): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 478): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 464): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 581): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 690): STRONG BAD of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 686): STEVE of RAINBOW CONNECTION (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 340): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 671): SALORIMA TIRANSITH of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 663): KELLY GALL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 312): PATRY TRAP of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 299): PURPLE ACE of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 555): DOBIE FROME of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 522): ANDRES of BOMB SQUAD (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 471): GREEN ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What?!?  I did not get my Lord protectorship calling?  Really?  I didn't?!?  A
travesty.  A big travesty, I'll tell you!
     Let's see:
14 wins-- got 23 (check)
20 fights-- got 27 (check)
17 political points-- got 21 (check)
1 adex-- got it (check)
1 expert-- got it (check)
     Midas edges closley to Gold Charm and whispers "The adex and parry have to be in
the proper category of skills."
     Ah, SHUCKS!  That attacking expertise does not count?  Well, I have to admit I
do not use it much.
     Well, back to the drawing board.  I will just have to enjoy life here in Willaf,
and accumulate some more DM Titles.  And The Consortium CEO will just have to wait to
add me to his quest for 1000.
     Life can be a burden, but sometimes what one thinks is a burden is just a
downright sweet pot of gold.
          Gold Charm DMIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in WILLAF this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
REALLY? is pushed out of top team by GOLDEN GLADIATORS, who came from 2nd with a 
3-2-1 this turn.  The PUNNY AMINALS guild has had a 4-1-1 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, HORUS MANN fought GOLDPLATED and gained 20 points and contributed to PUNNY 
AMINALS' 4-1-1.  CHICKEN WHISPERER has lost to LOREL, falling 16 points, while 
helping make REALLY? a 1-4-1 turn.  Defending hers title for another turn, GOLD CHARM 
kept MAXIMUM RESULTS' warrior, TRICILLIAD, from claiming the throne.  Tell me, is 
nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses 
trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  MAXIMUM RESULTS has cause to stand tall, as 
they were WILLAF's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And guess who avoided MAXIMUM RESULTS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that RIPLEY 
BYRD from PUNNY AMINALS was WILLAF's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  The manager of REALLY? will not be pleased to learn that I DON'T KNOW, a 
3-1-0 fighter, has been killed at the hands of PUNNY AMINALS' TULANE RHOADES.  We'd 
like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who 
you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in WILLAF, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CHARM 5903              24   4  0   114       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD AS GOLD 5965            13   2  0   102       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 HORUS MANN 5901              18  28  0   100       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRICILLIAD 5919              11  14  0    90       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 DEE NILE 5935                13  13  0    89       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923             14  16  0    84       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDPLATED 5929              16   7  0    82       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SNAKE 5967                    8   4  0    81       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 JOHN DERE 5916               15  24  0    73       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORA 5949                     5   2  0    60       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           4   4  1    46       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953             7   6  2    43       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOREL 5969                    6   5  2    33       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 WHAT THE HECK! 6001           3   1  1    24       REALLY? (611)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAKEON 6021                   2   0  0    23       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 NINJA CHICKEN 5992            4   1  2    21       REALLY? (611)
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        3   2  0    17       REALLY? (611)
 GOLD FUTURES 5998             2   1  1    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TINY DANCER 5994              3   2  0    11       REALLY? (611)
-JACK OF HEARTS 5963           0   1  0     1       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BUCKETS OF RAIN 5961    0  2 0 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 GOLD FUTURES 5998     691   
DA 6009                 0  1 0 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 ARENAMASTER KHAR      691  NONE
IDIOT WIND 5962         0  2 0 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 NINJA CHICKEN 5992    691   
I DON'T KNOW 5993       3  2 0 REALLY? 611          TULANE RHOADES 5975   691   
CHANCE 5983             4  2 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 GOLD DUBLOON 5953     690   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dr. Grimley -- Really?  You run Really?  Well, then, a really big "welcome" to you.
Willaf is really the better because of your presence.  Really. -- Midas, Golden
Gladiators

Serpents Hold -- I am sorry for causing the demise of your teammate.  I challenged,
true; but the killing was neither planned, nor desired.  My apologies. -- Gold
Dubloon

Khisanth -- On the other hand, you can thank me now or later for doing your DA work
for you. (wink) -- Midas (trying to be amusing, but picking a lousy time to do so)

Tricilliad -- Well, that was our fourth, and I have to admit, I like all four
results.  But somehow, I believe your day is coming. -- Goldplated

Snake -- Ah, it is still winter.  One cannot expect a cold-blooded critter to be up
and at 'em yet. -- Gold Charm

John Dere -- That win felt... Good As Gold

All -- Good luck to any Willaf participant in The Mailer.  Do our arena proud. --
Midas, Golden Gladiators (Consortium affiliated)

Gold Charm -- I can see what your record means:  You don't have enough losses.  You
should have said something sooner, we would have been glad to help. -- the Punny
Aminals

Good as Gold -- That has often puzzled me, what is meant by "good as gold."  Gold is
so limited:  ornament, tokens of economic exchange, and a few minor metalic uses.
Surely it would make more sense to admire something that is "as good as wood" or "as
good as cheese"? -- Horus Mann

NC -- Racing is good.  I can really get into racing. -- Tulane Rhoades

Ninja Chicken -- But of course, I can out-race you any time, not being handicapped by
chicken-ness. -- Tulane Rhoades

Mora -- You may be a nominal serpent, but you do bear a distinct resemblance to a
mulberry tree, also. -- Horus Mann
P.S.  Messy things.

Good as Gold -- No, you aren't!  Well, okay, maybe you are, but that means gold isn't
much to admire.  I mean, you're a GOLEM and you have no GENDER.  How can this be
good? -- John Dere

The Convicted Assassin tried to tell *M*E* about reality and falsehood?  As if!  He's
a worthless bum, and that's all there is to it. -- Dee Nile

Since I took care to acquire, before the fight, a charm against poison, I found the
Venomous Concubine just plain fun. -- Ripley Byrd

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA was butchered by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GOOD AS GOLD vanquished RIPLEY BYRD in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
TINY DANCER was narrowly defeated by TAKEON in a 6 minute beginner's Challenge fight.
GOLD CHARM bested TRICILLIAD in a exciting 4 minute veteran's Title fight.
GOLDPLATED was viciously subdued by HORUS MANN in a popular 2 minute expert's brawl.
DEE NILE beat KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brawl.
JOHN DERE overpowered GOLD DUBLOON in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TULANE RHOADES slaughtered I DON'T KNOW in a 1 minute uneven duel.
WHAT THE HECK! was defeated by FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute beginner's duel.
CHICKEN WHISPERER was overpowered by LOREL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
IDIOT WIND was easily killed by NINJA CHICKEN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BUCKETS OF RAIN was murdered by GOLD FUTURES in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    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      5 -   1 -  1      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  24 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  20 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  1      30  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         8 -  19 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 691 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD CHARM 5903            24   4  0  114 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOOD AS GOLD 5965          13   2  0  102 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953           7   6  2   43 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RIPLEY BYRD 5923.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TINY DANCER 5994.  The ten other most popular fighters were TRICILLIAD 5919, 
HORUS MANN 5901, DEE NILE 5935, GOOD AS GOLD 5965, GOLD CHARM 5903, TAKEON 6021, JOHN 
DERE 5916, LOREL 5969, NINJA CHICKEN 5992, and GOLD FUTURES 5998.

The least popular fighter this week was BUCKETS OF RAIN 5961.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, I DON'T KNOW 5993, RIPLEY BYRD 5923, DA 
6009, IDIOT WIND 5962, WHAT THE HECK! 6001, TULANE RHOADES 5975, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, 
GOLDPLATED 5929, and GOLD FUTURES 5998.