DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/19/2012    Duedate: 06/01/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-695

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOOD AS GOLD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5965) [17-2-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOOD AS GOLD                   POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        
(16-5965) [17-2-0,137]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       DEE NILE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5935) [14-16-0,101]        (16-5935) [14-16-0,101]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REALLY? (611)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     39
2. REALLY? (611)               23      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. TALON'S TERRORS (547)        5      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)     0
5. BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)      0      REALLY? (611)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)   2   0  0  100   1/ 1*REALLY? (611)             8  7 3
 2- 2*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)    6   2  0 75.0   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  5 1
 3/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  764 351 17 68.5   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5 10 0
 4/ 4*REALLY? (611)             27  18  7 60.0   4/ 5*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     4  4 0
 5- 5 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   36  42  1 46.2   5- 4*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)   2  0 0
 6/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      830 %1043 24 44.3   6- 6*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  2  0 0
 7/ 8*TALON'S TERRORS (547)      6   9  0 40.0   7- 7 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   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 696): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROTS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): FLOYD CASTAWAY of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): PLUTONIUM PUNCH of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): TIKI LA'BANE of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 696): HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 698): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 626): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 692): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 694): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 345): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 683): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 680): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 677): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 669): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 627): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 320): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 301): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 559): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 544): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 526): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 520): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 250): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 481): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 476): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 584): DIRT DEVILS et al. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 697): XENOPHANES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
                           KUNG PO FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 685): BOROMIR of IN MIDDLE EARTH (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 686): WATER WORKS of MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 682): MISS CONDUCT of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 679): DEE N. EMMI of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          TIA MATTE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          S.W.A.T. of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 519): ON THE CORNER of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 249): PANAMA OATES of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It could have been a grand day!  I won!  I beat an old nemesis, Rypley Byrd, and
claimed The Duelmaster Crown for my own.  Could have been heaven!
     Instead it is so sad.  My teammate, Gold Futures, was killed in the arena.  A
random match up.  What The Heck couldn't lay off, and, Blammo!, Futures is gone.
Really!
     Sometimes life is so precarious.  Perhaps this time is that.  I will fight for
both Gold Futures and myself.  Together, perhaps we can be more than either of us
were alone.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
WILLAF brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see GOLDEN GLOBE win a fight and gain 14 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
THE USEROUS MERCHANT beat WHAT THE HECK! and WHAT THE HECK! lost 4 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  GOOD AS GOLD challenged JOHN DERE for WILLAF's Title this turn, 
and guess what happened?  And if variety is the spice of life, WILLAF may be getting 
bland, as GOOD AS GOLD stays top dog in the city.  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?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  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 
who led the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It 
was GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Ha ha ha ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, JOHN DERE was 
this turn's most challenged warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for WILLAF's 
morgue.  More variety.  REALLY? has cause to pause today, as DA1 was sent to the Dark 
Arena, and came back--though not in the best of moods, I'll wager.  Let's see, 6-3-2. 
Pretty good record for a living warrior.  A sad one though, for a dead one.  Such is 
the case for NINJA CHICKEN of REALLY?.  Tsk.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it 
only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this 
one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD AS GOLD 5965            17   2  0   137       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD CHARM 5903              26   6  0   105       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DEE NILE 5935                14  16  0   101       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923             16  18  0   100       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 JOHN DERE 5916               17  26  0    94       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISDIAGNOSIS 5644             6   1  0    93       BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              19   8  0    89       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 HORUS MANN 5901              18  32  0    86       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-SNAKE 5967                    8   4  0    81       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MORA 5949                     6   2  0    62       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWILO TALON 5263              5   0  0    53       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 DA1 6044                      2   0  2    53       REALLY? (611)
 WHAT THE HECK! 6001           5   3  2    41       REALLY? (611)
-GOLD DUBLOON 5953             7   7  2    34       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        6   3  0    34       REALLY? (611)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           5   7  1    28       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TINY DANCER 5994              5   4  1    27       REALLY? (611)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047             1   0  1    14       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SLIDE TO HELL 6002            1   0  0    13       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
-TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         1   0  0    11       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MALCORN INSURGEN        0  0 0                      GOLDEN GLOBE 6047     695  NONE
BUCKETS OF RAIN 5961    0  2 0 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 GOLD FUTURES 5998     691  NONE
IDIOT WIND 5962         0  2 0 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 NINJA CHICKEN 5992    691  NOT REVENGED
HIGH ELF                0  0 0 DARK ARENA           DA1 6044              695  NONE
GOLD FUTURES 5998       3  2 1 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 WHAT THE HECK! 6001   694   
I DON'T KNOW 5993       3  2 0 REALLY? 611          TULANE RHOADES 5975   691  REVENGED
NINJA CHICKEN 5992      6  3 2 REALLY? 611          AMBITIOUS GUARD       695  NONE
CANCER RAT 5986         1  2 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  MOUNTAIN TROLL        695  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Whoa!  Not a goldly sight at all!  Gladiators at 1-3.  One killed.  Barely held onto
the DM Title.  The end of the world is coming!  The sky is falling!  Etc, etc. --
Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Dee Nile -- You are simply my better!  That is two in a row I hurt!  I am in denile.
-- Goldplated

John Dere -- I seem to have trouble with tractors and aimers and you are one or the
other or both.  A salute to you. -- Gold Charm

Rypley Byrd -- It is difficult for me to believe that somehow I won that!  Gee!  You
spracked me last time, and I'm such a kid.  But, oh, man, am I Happy!!!!!!!? -- Good
As Gold, Duelmaster (how's THAT sound?)

Really?  What The Heck!  Well, that was a disastardous match-up for The Golden
Gladiators.  My Gold Futures are gone.  Dead.  Used up!  Off to fight in That Last
Arena In The Sky!  I will miss my 17-12-7-17-10-10-11 (+2/4def) piker. (Sigh.) --
Midas

All -- Not everything has been coming up gold as of late.  Time to change that! --
Midas (on a mission)

We salute the tourney participants. -- Jorja and the Punny Aminals

Gold Charm -- Ah, well, win some, lose some. -- Ripley Byrd

Tiny Dancer -- Looks like first-blow won for me that time, after I added quite a few
other blows. -- Tulane Rhoades

Good as Gold -- Possibly better. -- Ripley Byrd

Goldplated -- Deny that! -- Dee Nile

Misdiagnosis -- Well, I did wonder when you said I was pregnant.  The men in my
family don't generally get pregnant. -- Horus Mann

Gold Charm -- I'm not... I don't...  Um.  You aren't my kind of person.  You're so...
squishy. -- John Dere

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 viciously butchered HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Dark Arena fight.
CANCER RAT was savagely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
GOOD AS GOLD overpowered JOHN DERE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title duel.
GOLD CHARM unbelievably bested DEE NILE in a 5 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
RIPLEY BYRD devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
HORUS MANN was unbelievably bested by GOLDPLATED in a 2 minute master's match.
TWILO TALON defeated TULANE RHOADES in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
NINJA CHICKEN was dispatched by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
WHAT THE HECK! was defeated by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute duel.
CHICKEN WHISPERER vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
TINY DANCER savagely defeated CULT MEMBER in a popular 1 minute gory melee.
GOLDEN GLOBE murdered MALCORN INSURGENT 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         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   6 -  2      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  23 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  3      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  20 -  1      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 695 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOOD AS GOLD 5965          17   2  0  137 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD CHARM 5903            26   6  0  105 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  TWILO TALON 5263            5   0  0   53 TALON'S TERRORS (547)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEE NILE 5935.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was DEE NILE 5935.  The ten other most popular fighters were HORUS MANN 5901, GOLD 
CHARM 5903, TINY DANCER 5994, CANCER RAT 5986, GOOD AS GOLD 5965, RIPLEY BYRD 5923, 
TWILO TALON 5263, NINJA CHICKEN 5992, WHAT THE HECK! 6001, and DA1 6044.

The least popular fighter this week was TULANE RHOADES 5975.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JOHN DERE 5916, GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, 
GOLDPLATED 5929, DA1 6044, WHAT THE HECK! 6001, NINJA CHICKEN 5992, TWILO TALON 5263, 
RIPLEY BYRD 5923, and GOOD AS GOLD 5965.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLD CHARM (16-5903) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)