DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/14/2012    Duedate: 07/27/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-699

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TWILO TALON
TALON'S TERRORS (547)
(16-5263) [9-0-0,90]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

JOHN DERE                      TWILO TALON
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            TALON'S TERRORS (547)
(16-5916) [19-28-0,98]         (16-5263) [9-0-0,90]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       BRUNO PONCE JONES
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            REALLY? (611)
(16-5935) [16-18-0,89]         (16-6055) [1-2-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REALLY? (611)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. REALLY? (611)               44
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         26      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. TALON'S TERRORS (547)       21      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)    -18
                                       TALON'S TERRORS (547)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  773 358 18 68.3   1/ 3 REALLY? (611)             7  7 1
 2/ 2 REALLY? (611)             35  29  8 54.7   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  8 0
 3/ 3*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     10  11  0 47.6   3/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  6 0
 4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      838 %1054 24 44.3   4/ 4*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     3  1 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 700): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 635): GRIM LAUGHTER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 696): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CAPT. ANTSY PANTS of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): TAMARIN of GOING APES (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ULTIMA REGUM of IN QUETERNUM (Vae Victis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 563): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 530): VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): WILD THANG! of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 700): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 635): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 696): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 690): 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 691): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 347): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): SHIP HAPPENS (?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 323): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 304): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 563): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 530): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 589): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 697): RIPLEY BYRD of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 683): MATHEU of ASSORTED (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 681): HEADLESS NORSEMAN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 673): MONKEY MAN of REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 632): MELANJI of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 322): CELESTIAL ROSE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
                   (turn 316): ENDEMIC of BLACK LIGHTING (Dark Angel, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 303): THRESHPACK of PUBLIC ENEMY (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Kung-Fu Masters are too full of themselves.  I regret that I did not squelch
this one.  Perhaps if I have one last chance next time, I can manage it.

                                    Horus Mann

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt WILLAF will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as GOLDEN GLADIATORS is pushed out of top team by REALLY?, who came from 3rd with a 
3-2-0 this turn.  And let's see, JOHN DERE fought GOLDPLATED and gained 16 points and 
contributed to PUNNY AMINALS' 2-2-0.  GOLDPLATED has lost to JOHN DERE, falling 10 
points, while helping make GOLDEN GLADIATORS a 1-4-0 turn.  And not without some 
honor, TWILO TALON now claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of WILLAF.  Tell me, 
is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that The Swinging 
Aardvark uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the PUNNY 
AMINALS stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you 
afraid of?  And guess who avoided PUNNY AMINALS stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn 
was GOLDEN GLADIATORS' warrior GOLD DUBLOON.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Congratulations go out to REALLY?, with CHICKEN WHISPERER revenging 
a bloodfeud against GOLD DUBLOON of GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  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.   
     I like this place, WILLAF, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in WILLAF and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWILO TALON 5263              9   0  0    90       TALON'S TERRORS (547)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN DERE 5916               19  28  0    98       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE NILE 5935                16  18  0    89       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              19  11  0    72       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        8   5  0    65       REALLY? (611)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY DANCER 5994              8   5  1    46       REALLY? (611)
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953             9   8  3    44       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047             4   1  1    28       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           5  11  1    27       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056         2   0  1    14       REALLY? (611)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061             1   0  0     9       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055        1   2  0     5       REALLY? (611)
 HEART OF GOLD 6054            0   2  0     2       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 6062                0  1 0 REALLY? 611          ARENAMASTER KHAR      699  NONE
WHAT THE HECK! 6001     5  4 2 REALLY? 611          GOLD DUBLOON 5953     696  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to LP & DM Horus Mann, a Punny Aminal champion.  You will be missed. --
Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Salutations, Or'Galvaria.  Welcome and good luck to your Bic'Val'vorans.  May your
stay in Willaf be long and fruitful.  So when are you going to arrive? -- Midas
(admiring all those apostrophes and hoping he got them right)

Bruno P J -- You fought the best and were my better.  I guess Golden Globe is better
than me, too. (sigh) -- Heart Of Gold

Cult Member -- I am sorry I had to take you down.  I hope you weren't fired.  But I
hear Tom Cruise is looking for Cult Members. -- Midas

     Low blow.

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  May The Philly Face have treated you well. -- Midas et al

Hey, Really.  Perhaps you should correct the Terrablood files?  You entered Heart Of
Gold as a ST, when he is a mere BA.  I would hate to see everyone confused and all.
All you have to do is reenter it correctly.  And only you can do it now. -- Midas and
the BAshing Heart Of Gold

Midas the extra jealous -- Yes, but they'll be followed by a stream of rookies and
novices, apparently. -- Jorja the annoyed at having to recruit

Or'Gilvaria -- And greetings back to you.  If you want help, ask. -- Jorja, Punny
Aminals

Ah!  I get to finish by squelching a Convicted Assassin.  This is always fun. --
Ripley Byrd

Horus set us a bad precedent.  This Kung-Fu Master--  No.  He is not a master.  He
did not win.  I won't have it. -- Dee Nile

The arenamaster does that just to UPSET me!  He knows I can't abide the Venomous
Concubine.  Terrifying woman!  Which is a redundancy. -- John Dere

Chicken Whisperer -- It was YOU!  YOU were the one who persuaded that chicken to
cross the road!  WHY? -- Tulane Rhoades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
CHICKEN WHISPERER vanquished GOLD DUBLOON in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
HEART OF GOLD was defeated by HIPY HIPPY SHAKE in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge duel.
HORUS MANN was devastated by TWILO TALON in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
JOHN DERE demolished GOLDPLATED in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
DEE NILE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
TINY DANCER handily defeated TULANE RHOADES in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GOLDEN GLOBE lost to THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 1 minute duel.
BRUNO PONCE JONES was defeated by GOLDEN FLASH in a popular 3 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      4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  13 -  3      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   9 -  2      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  26 -  2      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   9 -  1      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  17 -  2      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 699 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     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TWILO TALON 5263            9   0  0   90 TALON'S TERRORS (547)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            19  11  0   72 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991      8   5  0   65 REALLY? (611)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953           9   8  3   44 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
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 BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEART OF GOLD 
6054, JOHN DERE 5916, DEE NILE 5935, CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056, 
TWILO TALON 5263, TINY DANCER 5994, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, GOLDPLATED 5929, and GOLDEN 
FLASH 6061.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDEN GLOBE 6047.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TULANE RHOADES 5975, DA1 6062, GOLDEN FLASH 6061, GOLDPLATED 
5929, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, TINY DANCER 5994, TWILO TALON 5263, HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056, 
CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991, and DEE NILE 5935.

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

HORUS MANN (16-5901) PUNNY AMINALS (305)