DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/02/2012    Duedate: 06/15/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-696

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOOD AS GOLD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5965) [18-2-0,145]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOOD AS GOLD                   TWILO TALON
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        TALON'S TERRORS (547)
(16-5965) [18-2-0,145]         (16-5263) [6-0-0,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       DEE NILE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5935) [14-17-0,103]        (16-5935) [14-17-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     42
2. TALON'S TERRORS (547)       14      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         11      Unchartered Team
4. BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)      0
5. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)      0      TALON'S TERRORS (547)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)    6   2  0 75.0   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   9  4 2
 2/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  768 352 18 68.6   2/ 1 REALLY? (611)             6  9 3
 3/ 4 REALLY? (611)             28  22  7 56.0   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  9 0
 4- 5 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   36  42  1 46.2   4/ 4*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     4  3 0
 5/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      832 %1046 24 44.3   5- 5*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)   1  0 0
 6/ 7*TALON'S TERRORS (547)      7  10  0 41.2   6- 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 697): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 699): MAC THE SPOON of THE SYNDICATE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 628): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 693): SUNDOG of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 695): GOOD AS GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 686): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 687): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 684): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 681): DISTORTION of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 678): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 670): GRINCH of THE BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 628): CYCLONE of FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): MINI DRIVER of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 560): ELISE GOUDGE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 545): Q MARK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 521): MARAN TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 477): INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 585): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 697): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 699): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 628): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 693): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 695): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 686): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 687): SEINFELD (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 346): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 684): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 343): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 681): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 678): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 670): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 628): FAMOUS HURLERS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 315): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 560): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 545): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 521): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 477): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 585): TOURNEY TEAM (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 697): G-STRING of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 695): GOLD CHARM 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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 321): JOSIE WALES of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 302): RED ALERT of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 527): DEEMER EPPT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 519): ON THE CORNER of BASH BROS EVANGELIST
                                                        (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 251): RED HOT CHILE PAPA of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            MONGOL HORDE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            CROSS CZECH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            YANKEE DOODLE of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
                            APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 482): NEGATIVE ONE of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 468): KURTAL DUCK of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to REALLY?, as they are pushed 
from the coveted top team spot by the GOLDEN GLADIATORS stable.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for HORUS MANN, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after mashing GOLDPLATED 
like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk 
out on the sands.  GOLDPLATED was subdued by HORUS MANN and drops 7 points.  Unlike 
most arenas, GOOD AS GOLD managed to get its challenge off against the 17-26-0 JOHN 
DERE.  Our battling duelmaster GOOD AS GOLD has managed to hold the title, fending 
off JOHN DERE's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, PUNNY AMINALS.  
Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the WILLAF arena.  Here's a 
song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad PUNNY AMINALS?  Big bad PUNNY AMINALS.  
Big bad PUNNY AMINALS.  WILLAF's afraid of the big bad PUNNY AMINALS.  Tra la la la 
la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch GOLDEN GLADIATORS' act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from PUNNY AMINALS.  Well dang 
howdy, but if challenges were votes, TWILO TALON would be president.  Although it may 
be a contest he doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, 
CHICKEN WHISPERER went after TWILO TALON, who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when 
the dust settled, CHICKEN WHISPERER was overcame by TWILO TALON.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  There's got to be more reason for the 
sending of DA1 to the Dark Arena than his record (2-1-2).  Anybody got any ideas 
REALLY??  Proving again that WILLAF is not rated G, GOLD DUBLOON of the GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS slew the warrior WHAT THE HECK! in a rather bloody bout.  Let's look for a 
bloodfeud.  Congrats to GOLD DUBLOON for revenging the death of his teammate (but 
more importantly, feeding WHAT THE HECK! a bit of dirt).  Remember:  alliances are 
great, but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in WILLAF have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And 
remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've 
heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD AS GOLD 5965            18   2  0   145       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIPLEY BYRD 5923             17  18  0   103       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 DEE NILE 5935                14  17  0   103       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HORUS MANN 5901              19  32  0   100       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-MISDIAGNOSIS 5644             6   1  0    93       BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN DERE 5916               17  27  0    90       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDPLATED 5929              19   9  0    82       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953             8   7  3    59       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWILO TALON 5263              6   0  0    56       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        6   4  0    36       REALLY? (611)
 TINY DANCER 5994              6   4  1    34       REALLY? (611)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           5   8  1    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047             2   0  1    22       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GOLD FUTURES 5998       3  2 1 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 WHAT THE HECK! 6001   694  JUST REVENGED
DA1 6044                2  1 2 REALLY? 611          HIGH ELF              696  NONE
WHAT THE HECK! 6001     5  4 2 REALLY? 611          GOLD DUBLOON 5953     696   
YOU BETTER DIE 6050     0  1 0 REALLY? 611          BANDIT PRINCE         696  NONE
BLAH 6049               0  1 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  BLACK ORC             696  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, my!  I killed Malcorn Insurgent right out of the box in my first fight!  I am so
surprised as I rate myself barely better than mediocre.  I am sorry, NPC clan, but it
was not intended. -- Golden Globe

Horus Mann -- You may be big, and you may be strong, but you are not smart enough to
beat a fifth grader. (wink) -- Goldplated
P.S.  Me neither on the latter.

Dee Nile -- Thanks for the tussle and for finally being the one to send me off to The
Big Show. -- Gold Charm

John Dere -- I may be "squishy" as you call it, but I am GOLDEN. (wink) -- Gold Charm

John Dere -- It was your chance, but I proved to be up for it.  Kudos. -- Good As
Gold

Ahhhhh!  My team has turned things aroung as everything came up golden this round.
Thanks for the golden 4-0 memories, guys! -- Midas

Good As Gold -- I am really, really proud of you, Duelmaster. -- Midas

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  This is the first day of the rest of your life. -- Midas
and The Golden Gladiators, Consortium affiliated

Goldplated -- This is true.  I am. -- Dee Nile

Gold Charm -- Well, you're a woman.  I'm not a woman's man, you know.  Well, I'm not
anyone's man in the sense of being possessed, but... women are so much trouble.  So
NEEDY. -- John Dere
P.S.  And they're squishy.

Good as Gold -- Flukey, since you ask. -- Riplye Byrd

We congratulate Gold Charm. -- Jorja and the Punny Aminals

Good as Gold -- Bah, golems.  Probably an Oliver Rowcrop. -- John Dere
P.S.  Not that an Oliver Rowcrop is bad, if you have crops in rows.

I can't believe you did that, and I will NOT believe you did that. -- Dee Nile
P.S.  I suppose it was the rating that gave you the final boost, wasn't it?

M. Chardinee... better than a loss, I guess. -- Ripley Byrd

Goldplated -- That's typical of the times, I suppose.  Everyone's concerned with
superficial appearance rather than substance.  We may live to regret this. -- Horus
Mann

Twilo Talon -- That was fairly embarrassing.  Well won. -- Tulane Rhoades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Dark Arena fight.
BLAH was killed by BLACK ORC in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
YOU BETTER DIE was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
GOLD DUBLOON assassinated WHAT THE HECK! in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
GOOD AS GOLD devastated JOHN DERE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title brawl.
CHICKEN WHISPERER was defeated by TWILO TALON in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
TINY DANCER bested TULANE RHOADES in a popular 1 minute Challenge competition.
DEE NILE was overcome by GOLD CHARM in a action packed 5 minute expert's melee.
RIPLEY BYRD overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
GOLDPLATED was savagely defeated by HORUS MANN in a 2 minute gory veteran's melee.
GOLDEN GLOBE demolished CONVICTED THIEF 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                  6         TOTAL PARRY       16 -   8 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  26 -  2      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  3      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  10 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  18 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         AIMED BLOW         6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 696 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0     
                              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          18   2  0  145 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            19   9  0   82 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953           8   7  3   59 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  TWILO TALON 5263            6   0  0   56 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, RIPLEY 
BYRD 5923, BLAH 6049, TWILO TALON 5263, TINY DANCER 5994, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, GOOD AS 
GOLD 5965, CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, GOLDPLATED 5929, and GOLDEN GLOBE 6047.

The least popular fighter this week was DA1 6044.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOHN DERE 5916, WHAT THE HECK! 6001, YOU BETTER DIE 6050, TULANE 
RHOADES 5975, GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, GOLDPLATED 5929, CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, GOOD AS 
GOLD 5965, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, and TINY DANCER 5994.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOOD AS GOLD (16-5965) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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