DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/25/2012    Duedate: 09/07/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-702

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNAKE
SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
(16-5967) [11-4-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNAKE                          SLIDE TO HELL
SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)        DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
(16-5967) [11-4-0,111]         (16-6002) [4-0-0,60]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       DEE NILE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5935) [16-21-0,70]         (16-5935) [16-21-0,70]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)     46
2. REALLY? (611)               26      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)    18      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     13
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         13      DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2*MEDUSA (619)               1   0  0  100   1/ 1 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   9  6 0
 2/ 1*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)   7   1  0 87.5   2/ 4*SHADOWMONGERS (618)       6  4 0
 3/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  776 364 18 68.1   3/ 3*DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  5  1 0
 4/ 3*SHADOWMONGERS (618)        6   4  0 60.0   4/ 2 REALLY? (611)             5  5 0
 5/ 6 REALLY? (611)             40  34  8 54.1   5/ 5 POWER LEGION (579)        4  4 0
 6/ 5 POWER LEGION (579)        88  76  5 53.7   6/ 6 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   3  6 0
 7/ 7 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   45  48  1 48.4   7- 9*MEDUSA (619)              1  0 0
 8/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      839 %1065 25 44.1   8/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       1 11 1

    '*'   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 703): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): NIMBLE DANCER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): INKED PIG of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): DONKEY HOTAY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): WENIEN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 687): ROTTING ROLAND of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): KARNINIRINA of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): POW! of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): HORSE D'OEVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 254): SUN RAY of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): 867-5309 of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): CALEAM CHOWDER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): KOOKABURRA of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 703): DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 705): BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 641): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 699): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 701): SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 694): JESSIE'S SPUDS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 349): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 691): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 347): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 686): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 684): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 676): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 324): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 305): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 566): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 533): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 528): THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 489): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 483): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 475): EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 592): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 693): BARNUM CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 692): ARAGON of IN MIDDLE EARTH (Emerald Orbs, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 348): TAXES of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 690): PUB O'CONNOR of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 635): A BAD LIE of IS THAT A CLUE? (Sherlock, mgr.)
                 (turn 633): KIRVINJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 318): SALAD SLAYER of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                   (turn 317): ARTICHOKE ON THIS of VEGAN CANNIBALS (The Anarchist)
                               SPAWN of FANTASTIC FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 551): DIGGITY DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 253): BOOB of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out WILLAF to see 
what's new.  MVP award for MORA?  SERPENTS HOLD 114's proud of it after beating JOHN 
DERE and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  EVEBRINGER got smashed 
by BRUNO PONCE JONES, and lost 8 points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  
SNAKE stopped CHICKEN WHISPERER dead in his tracks!  I hear the top team insists all 
their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     I gotta admit I haven't been in "deep con caves" with any spies.  Really, I just 
wing this stuff.  REALLY? was the most avoided team.  Is a 40-34-8 record really that 
scary?  Hhmph!  What kind of warriors are SHADOWMONGERS?  REALLY?, an easy team to 
beat if I ever saw one, can't get them to accept an invitation!  Like, is BLACK 
INDEKKER popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of WILLAF!  He's got a 
0-3-0, is that good?  MOONSINGER must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair 
fights.  She challenged BLACK INDEKKER.  8 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what 
they tell me.) I thought MOONSINGER showed great skill and promise when she beat 
BLACK INDEKKER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  How cruel!  POWER LEGION heartlessly sent his to PRESSURE certain fate 
in the Dark Arena.  Is a 3-10-0 bad or something?  What if they had a fight and 
nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, that's what!!!   
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNAKE 5967                   11   4  0   111       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN DERE 5916               19  31  0    88       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991        9   6  0    88       REALLY? (611)
 MORA 5949                     9   2  0    88       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 GOLDPLATED 5929              20  12  0    86       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 FISSION 5768                 10   2  0    79       POWER LEGION (579)
-SPIKE 5783                    9   4  3    73       POWER LEGION (579)
 DEE NILE 5935                16  21  0    70       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLIDE TO HELL 6002            4   0  0    60       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TINY DANCER 5994              9   6  1    55       REALLY? (611)
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953             9   9  3    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TULANE RHOADES 5975           6  13  2    38       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         3   0  0    33       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
-GOLDEN GLOBE 6047             5   2  1    27       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055        3   2  0    27       REALLY? (611)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIDAL 5809                    2   7  0    27       POWER LEGION (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTSTALKER 6068             2   0  0    23       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 MOONSINGER 6064               2   0  0    18       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-METALLICA 6074                1   0  0    16       MEDUSA (619)
 HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056         3   1  1    13       REALLY? (611)
 DERRON 6008                   3   0  0    13       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 EVEBRINGER 6066               1   1  0    12       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-GOLDEN FLASH 6061             2   1  0     7       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 HEART OF GOLD 6054            0   4  0     4       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           0   3  0     3       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 DAYBREAKER 6065               0   2  0     2       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD GUY 6003           0  1 0 DEVIL'S PLAYGROU 612 SPYMASTER             702  NONE
PRESSURE 5746           3 11 0 POWER LEGION 579     SHEWISH GIANT         702  NONE
SPLASH 6086             0  1 0 POWER LEGION 579     SHEWISH GIANT         702  NONE
DA 1 6075               0  2 0 REALLY? 611          WURM KIN              702  NONE
BYE 6084                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 SHEWISH GIANT         702  NONE
SEE YA 6085             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 DARK CHAMPION         702  NONE
LIGHTBEARER 6067        1  1 0 SHADOWMONGERS 618    TULANE RHOADES 5975   702   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Khisanth -- What a great DM Column for Snake.  You have so much to relate and tell it
so well.  Kudos. -- Midas (being facetious about the lack of a DM Column)

     I've never known that to work.

Or was that Manager writing it for you?  About your induction into BOB.  So you are a
Bobbie now? -- Midas

3-8-1?!  In the last three turns?  The Golden Gladiators?  I suppose I had better do
something about that.  Yes, I should. -- Midas (pulling out some golden eggs to begin
the bribery activities)

Slide To Hell -- I feel like I did. -- Golden Globe

     More of a roll, I think.

Fission -- Well, I guess I have to say you are better than me.  Well done. --
Goldplated (really thinking "Fission, you cretin!")

Tidal -- You swamped me quickly.  One big roar!  I had no time to flash.  Oh, pshaw!
-- Golden Flash

Jorja -- Things have cooled off out there in the stagnent Midwest, eh?  Soon comes
the snow, you know? -- Midas

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Midas (on behalf of all The Consortium)

Bruno Ponce Jones -- I clearly saw the extra FE you had in our battle.  Especially
with us being the same style.  At least the audience liked the fight! -- Daybreaker

Black Indekker -- I don't think you're a stupid idiot!  Let's team up and find the
guy who said that about you.  You hold him down while I... okay okay, Shadow tells me
I need to watch waht I say.  I'm already on probation.. -- Moonsinger (still pouting
that the GC hasn't fixed her name)

Jorja -- Hell of a first fight for both of us.  Sorry to have Moonsinger <unknown>
Black Indekker to be insulted so much. -- Shadow, mgr of Shadowmonger

Really? -- What the hell?!  Daybreaker is brand new to this!  You could have let him
get at least a single hit in! -- Shadowmonger

Devil's Playground -- You stole 2 awadr from me!  Watch your back! -- Shadow, Mgr of
Shadowmonger

Midas -- Ah, Black Indekker, he was an old RPG villain of whom I had fond memories.
A pirate, as it happens, the Dread Pirate Indekker, called by his crewmen Blackie.  I
don't know if this one is inclined that way or not. -- Jorja

Huh, our new member showed up for dinner but didn't fight.  Probably won't fight
again today, the slacker!  But NEXT time.... -- Jorja

Teeter-slaughter -- Darned hotshot!  You were even running down the wrong side of the
road! -- Tulane Rhoades
P.S.  Typical Karnhorn.

Snake -- Well, I *am* terribly distressed at the loss, of course, but you're such a
*darling* little fellow!  I'm so glad to meet you.  We must get together away from
the arena. -- John Dere

Spike -- I had a dog named Spike once.  You aren't like him. -- Dee Nile

Derron -- No, I'm quite sure this isn't how things are supposed to go. -- Black
Indekker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PRESSURE was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA 1 was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SPLASH was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
BYE was narrowly killed by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
SEE YA was viciously butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
DEAD GUY was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
GOLD DUBLOON was overpowered by SLIDE TO HELL in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
MOONSINGER overpowered BLACK INDEKKER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
BRUNO PONCE JONES viciously subdued EVEBRINGER in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
HEART OF GOLD lost to DERRON in a 3 minute brutal novice's Challenge fight.
LIGHTBEARER was easily killed by TULANE RHOADES in a 1 minute Challenge bout.
SNAKE subdued CHICKEN WHISPERER in a 1 minute Title match.
JOHN DERE was devastated by MORA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
FISSION luckily beat DEE NILE in a popular 4 minute bloody master's match.
GOLDPLATED handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a tiring 5 minute uneven fight.
TINY DANCER devastated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HIPY HIPPY SHAKE beat DAYBREAKER in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
NIGHTSTALKER devastated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   9 -  1      69  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  10 -  2      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  35 -  2      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         4 -  13 -  0      24  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  1      19  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 702 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     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE 5967                 11   4  0  111 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
STRIKING ATTACK  CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991      9   6  0   88 REALLY? (611)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            20  12  0   86 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  TINY DANCER 5994            9   6  1   55 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 DEE NILE 5935.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055, 
HEART OF GOLD 6054, SLIDE TO HELL 6002, FISSION 5768, DERRON 6008, TULANE RHOADES 
5975, TINY DANCER 5994, DAYBREAKER 6065, NIGHTSTALKER 6068, and BYE 6084.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDPLATED 5929.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOHN DERE 5916, LIGHTBEARER 6067, EVEBRINGER 6066, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, 
GOLD DUBLOON 5953, SPLASH 6086, DA 1 6075, PRESSURE 5746, HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056, and 
MORA 5949.