DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/28/2012    Duedate: 08/10/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-700

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNAKE
SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
(16-5967) [9-4-0,100]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNAKE                          SLIDE TO HELL
SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)        DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
(16-5967) [9-4-0,100]          (16-6002) [2-0-0,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       HIPY HIPPY SHAKE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            REALLY? (611)
(16-5935) [16-19-0,68]         (16-6056) [2-1-1,10]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

REALLY? (611)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHADOWMONGERS (618)         59
2. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)     38      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. REALLY? (611)               30      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)    26
5. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     25      DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)   4   0  0  100   1/ 1 REALLY? (611)             8  7 1
 2/ 0*SHADOWMONGERS (618)        4   1  0 80.0   2/ 0*SHADOWMONGERS (618)       4  1 0
 3/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  775 359 18 68.3   3/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   4  6 0
 4/ 2 REALLY? (611)             37  32  8 53.6   4/ 0 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   3  2 0
 5- 3*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     10  11  0 47.6   5/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       3 10 0
 6/ 0 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   39  44  1 47.0   6- 4*TALON'S TERRORS (547)     2  0 0
 7/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      838 %1058 24 44.2   7/ 0*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  2  0 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 701): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): MICKEY HANDS of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, 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 348): 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 685): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 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 564): TAM TAM KA'BLAM of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): 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 701): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 703): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 636): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 697): INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 699): REALLY? (Dr. Grimley, 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 348): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 345): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 684): COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 682): HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 674): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, 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 564): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 549): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 531): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 525): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 252): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 486): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): 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 703): WHERE of GUESSING GAME (A-sop, mgr.)
               (turn 702): ITCHY FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 698): HORUS MANN of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 689): CAPT KIRCHNER of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 688): KICKER MURPHY of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          SULU of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, 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 549): ELIN GISSORS of MIDDLE WAY 25 (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 548): SLIPPERS of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 481): LIGHTNING THRUST of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr)
                                  INCREDIBLE SPEED of CRITICALS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)

                                      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.  WILLAF saw the first turn for 
SHADOWMONGERS, a 4-1-0, and some teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice. 
Take note friends, take note.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see 
EVEBRINGER win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SNAKE beat JOHN DERE 
and JOHN DERE lost 12 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to absence, and 
inability to defend the throne, TWILO TALON has lost the Title of Duelmaster.  Start 
setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as SNAKE 
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?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  What's 
the big D?  REALLY? was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily livered... grumble... 
mumble... curse...  And it looks like GOLDEN GLADIATORS avoided them the most this 
turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  DEE NILE was challenged 
more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, 
heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to CHICKEN WHISPERER of REALLY? for 
challenging up by 24 to DEE NILE.  CHICKEN WHISPERER won to get 88 points of 
recognition.   
     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?   
     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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of WILLAF.  I feel much better now.  Paste this one in your 
scrapbooks, you'll need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE 5967                    9   4  0   100       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWILO TALON 5263              9   0  0    90       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        9   5  0    88       REALLY? (611)
 JOHN DERE 5916               19  29  0    86       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDPLATED 5929              19  11  0    72       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE NILE 5935                16  19  0    68       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORA 5949                     7   2  0    66       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY DANCER 5994              8   6  1    46       REALLY? (611)
-GOLD DUBLOON 5953             9   8  3    44       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047             5   1  1    43       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIDE TO HELL 6002            2   0  0    30       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           5  12  1    28       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         2   0  0    20       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
 EVEBRINGER 6066               1   0  0    20       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061             2   0  0    18       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055        2   2  0    15       REALLY? (611)
 NIGHTSTALKER 6068             1   0  0    15       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 LIGHTBEARER 6067              1   0  0    13       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056         2   1  1    10       REALLY? (611)
 MOENSINGER 6064               1   0  0    10       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 DERRON 6008                   1   0  0     5       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 HEART OF GOLD 6054            0   3  0     3       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DA 1 6075                     0   1  0     1       REALLY? (611)
 DAYBREAKER 6065               0   1  0     1       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           0   1  0     1       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WHAT THE HECK! 6001     5  4 2 REALLY? 611          GOLD DUBLOON 5953     696  REVENGED
BYE 6051                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 MOUNTAIN TROLL        700  NONE
SNAKE 6052              0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 BLACK ORC             700  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Twilo Talon of Talon's Terror.  Duelmaster!  Well done. -- Midas
P.S.  Was also good to see a TALON at The Philly Face!

1-4?!  I am depressed. -- Midas

I lost to The Userous Merchant?  There goes all our gold, Midas.  Oh, my!  Go ahead
and DA me right now.  I can never pay you back. -- Golden Globe

Bruno Ponce Jones -- All I can say is that if it were not for you, the Golden
Gladiators would have had an opher.  So, thanks. -- Midas and Golden Flash

John Dere -- Nothing rides like a Dere and you sure rode me!  Phew, that hurt! --
Goldplated

Chicken Whisperer -- Well done, sir.  (If that is what you are.)  Vengeance on a
bloodfeud is an honorable and fulfilling resultant. -- Midas and Gold Dubloon

Hippy Hippy Shake -- You did the hippy hippy and now I have the shakes. -- Heart Of
Gold

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Midas
P.S.  And gold.

All -- What?  Only four teams (five now, with me here)?  I was told I would have to
deal with a lot of people when I decided to join!  Thank the gods I was told wrong.
Well, anyway... My name is Shadow and I begin Duel2 with Shadowmongers.  (I tried to
start a team up in DM 93, but never anything, so...)  I will play fair and hope you
all will do the same.  Happy battles! -- Shadow, mgr. Shadowmongers

Really? -- Really? -- Shadow

Jorja (the annoyed) -- I hope you're okay with rookies and novices.  I mean, I could
leave, otherwise... -- Shadow (a tear almost escaping from his eye)

All -- I'm a little confused.  Where are all of your warriors?  I only see one
Teloris Terrorr, three Punny Animals, five Golden Gladiators, and four Really?s.
Where is everyone else?  I *am* allowed to have all five of my warriors here, aren't
I? -- Shadow

     Well, the Delarquans have gone to Mazatlan, and the Andorians are summering in
     the Catskills, I'm not sure where the gladiators of Willaf have gone.  I've
     heard of a giant fish fry in Northern California....  It always takes a while,
     well, it OFTEN takes a while to close up the gap in the ranks when someone
     graduates. -- the Editor

Punny Animals and Golden Gladiators -- You guys have been here for a *long* time!  I
hope I can stay around for as long.  I know the lights dim when I come near, but I
promise to not do so during the fights. -- Shadow (who is actually a walking shadow)

Twilo Talon -- How did you, an unchartered warrior, become Duelmaster over the
chartered ones?  I don't see how that's possible. -- Shadow

     He defeated the out-going duelmaster.  That'll do it every time.

Cockadoodledoo! -- A slightly insane Daybreaker

Bet you won't see me coming! -- Nightstalker (who can only hide at night)

Yous guys know any good tunes? -- Mansinger

I'm only called Evebringer because I can't wait to go to sleep! -- Evebringer (with
a GREAT yawn!)

Don't let my name scare you.  I carry a unlit torch in my pocket. -- Lightbearer
(with a shrug)

Midas and the Golden Gladiators -- If you'd missed me more during my fighting career,
I wouldn't have minded. -- Horus Mann

Twilo Talon -- Oh, well, if I couldn't do a number on the Kung-Fu Master, then it's a
good thing to give up the title to a winner. -- Horus Mann
P.S.  Although a one-shot is embarrassing.

Goldplated -- A golem, how... how wasted!  I went to all the effort to peel off that
silly plating, and underneath... nothing. -- John Dere

Convicted Assassins deserve what they get in the arena, but this one is looking more
than a little shopworn.  It may be time to replace him. -- Dee Nile
P.S.  He's got no skills left to teach.

Tiny Dancer -- Fine, play in traffic!  See if I care. -- Tulane Rhoades

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SNAKE was butchered by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BYE was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a exciting 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CHICKEN WHISPERER handily defeated DEE NILE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GOLDEN FLASH bested HIPY HIPPY SHAKE in a popular 5 minute novice's Challenge contest.
JOHN DERE was demolished by SNAKE in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
MORA won victory over TINY DANCER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
GOLDEN GLOBE overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
TULANE RHOADES was overpowered by SLIDE TO HELL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
TEETER-SLAUGHTER vanquished HEART OF GOLD in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BRUNO PONCE JONES overpowered DAYBREAKER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DERRON defeated DA 1 in a 3 minute novice's fight.
MOENSINGER handily defeated BLACK INDEKKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
EVEBRINGER demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LIGHTBEARER handily defeated MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
NIGHTSTALKER demolished PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  13 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       12 -   8 -  2      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  30 -  2      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  16 -  1      24  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 700 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  4     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE 5967                  9   4  0  100 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991      9   5  0   88 REALLY? (611)
SLASHING ATTACK  TINY DANCER 5994            8   6  1   46 REALLY? (611)
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 HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHICKEN 
WHISPERER 5991, DA 1 6075, MORA 5949, GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055, BYE 
6051, TINY DANCER 5994, SLIDE TO HELL 6002, TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004, and MOENSINGER 
6064.

The least popular fighter this week was BLACK INDEKKER 6069.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DAYBREAKER 6065, HEART OF GOLD 6054, TULANE RHOADES 5975, JOHN 
DERE 5916, GOLDEN FLASH 6061, SNAKE 6052, LIGHTBEARER 6067, DERRON 6008, SNAKE 5967, 
and DEE NILE 5935.