DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/01/2012    Duedate: 12/14/2012

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-709

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              EVEBRINGER
                               SHADOWMONGERS (618)
                               (16-6066) [5-4-0,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       EVEBRINGER
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            SHADOWMONGERS (618)
(16-5935) [20-24-0,103]        (16-6066) [5-4-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHADOWMONGERS (618)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TALON'S TERRORS (547)       52
2. SHADOWMONGERS (618)         14      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)     13      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)      7
5. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)    -3      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)    1   0  0  100   1/ 4*SHADOWMONGERS (618)       6  3 0
 2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  798 372 19 68.2   2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  5 1
 3/ 2 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  14   9  0 60.9   3/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5 10 0
 4/ 4*SHADOWMONGERS (618)       17  16  0 51.5   4/ 3 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  3  5 0
 5/ 0 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     12  14  0 46.2   5/ 0 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     2  3 0
 6/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      849 %1090 26 43.8   6/ 0*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   1  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 710): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): SLIDE TO HELL of DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): DONT PAY RENT of BASH BROS HOUSEMATE (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): LOLITA MARIA of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): JERMOME BETTIS of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 495): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): ARGUMENT of UNDER DURESS (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 712): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 706): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 708): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 699): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 700): VISIONS V2 (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 352): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 694): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 691): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 683): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 641): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 308): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 573): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 540): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 534): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 257): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 495): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 481): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 598): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 710): BLAMMO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 709): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dark Warden, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 654): BLACKBUCK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 705): PURPLE DRAGON of INK & STEEL RETRO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 697): LT. OLSEN of 82ND ILLINOIS (Otto X, mgr.)
                            DAWN of ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 698): MISSOURI WILDLIFE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 697): SOLWYN of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
                               XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 693): UNDERCOVER LILY of SECRET SQUIRRELS (Gentleben, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 682): MAIRIE AP GAUR of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 327): SAPPHIRA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                   (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
                   (turn 321): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 558): KOTTER of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 539): HORSE D'OEUVRE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 533): KURLO TEN DOSHAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 490): MOUNTAIN STORM of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     'Allo Willaf.  ; Pleased to make yer acquaintance.
     I've been told I need to put this column together, and then I'm off for the
beaches to vacation until I get called back for an Adepts tournament at some point.  
I'm all set and ready to go.  Not sure just when that will be, but the longer the
better, in my eyes, as I'm on permanent vacation until then.
     The life of a tournament warrior, right?
     In the meantime, Razored Swings will be our rep here in the arena and if anyone
wants to get me, he can send me a letter.
     That's about it.

Slide To Hell
Duelmaster for One Turn...

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team GOLDEN GLADIATORS was 
unseated this week as SHADOWMONGERS moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week SHADOWMONGERS went 3-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  STABBING WESTWARD caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as 
he skillfully bested RAZORED SWINGS and was awarded 29 points in recognition.  In one 
of the week's more notable duels, STABBING WESTWARD put down RAZORED SWINGS, causing 
him to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his absence and inability 
to defend the throne, SLIDE TO HELL has lost the title of Duelmaster.  No 
confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their position using 
magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In WILLAF "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is PUNNY AMINALS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the 
weekly duels.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of GOLDEN GLADIATORS last week.  Busy avoiding PUNNY AMINALS?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  I must report the passing of TULANE 
RHOADES, veteran of many duels.  7-19-2 final record His was not illustrious--but 
death plays no favorites.  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  
One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in WILLAF as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIDE TO HELL 6002           10   0  0   122       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
 DEE NILE 5935                20  24  0   103       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TWILO TALON 5263             10   0  0   103       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
-GOLDPLATED 5929              23  13  0    97       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 JOHN DERE 5916               20  37  0    97       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953            15  10  4    66       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047            10   4  1    66       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVEBRINGER 6066               5   4  0    46       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         3   0  0    33       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
 MOONSINGER 6064               6   3  0    32       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-HEART OF GOLD 6054            3   6  0    30       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 STABBING WESTWARD 5988        1   0  0    29       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 NIGHTSTALKER 6068             5   4  0    26       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061             7   3  0    24       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           3   7  1    17       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 WELL DON 6079                 1   0  0    13       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
 HORI BULL 6076                1   6  0     9       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 RAZORED SWINGS 6110           1   1  0     4       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO FUN 6116             0  1 0 DEVIL'S PLAYGROU 612 STONE GOLEM           709  NONE
TULANE RHOADES 5975     7 19 2 PUNNY AMINALS 305    GOLD DUBLOON 5953     709   
BLAH 6063               0  1 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  SHEWISH GIANT         709  NONE
BOING BOING 6048        0  1 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  BLACK ORC             709  NONE
TACO TALON 6053         0  1 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  STONE GOLEM           709  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to all.  May your life be filled with golden
moments. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Convicted Thief -- I guess you could say that I caught you again. -- Golden Flash

Tulane -- Turnabout is fair play, they say.  I didn't like it. -- Gold Dubloon
(feeling devalued)

Dee Nile -- You were way too experienced, skilled and good for me.  Kudos. -- Golden
Blobe

Everbringer -- You made it quite plain that YOU were the golden one.  Salute. --
Heart Of Gold

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Gold. -- Midas

Golden Flash -- But you probably just flashed in the pan. -- Hori Bull

Gold Dubloon -- Why shouldn't his first name have been Mouse?  I agree, Torpedo would
hardly be the real name, but why not Mouse? -- Tulane Rhoades

Slide to Hell -- You're just the cutest little thing, and so MASTERFUL!  I do like
that in a man. -- John Dere, but you can call me Darling if you'd like

Golden Globe -- I rolled you over and, wow, you were only painted on the top! -- Dee
Nile

Gold Dubloon -- I took a dagger and shaved you close, or whatever it is that barbers
do. -- Tulane Rhoades

Moonsinger -- Well done. -- Black Indekker

Nightstalker -- Why not go out and stalk the night?  Or stay in and stalk the night.
Either way, leave ME alone, okay? -- Hori Bull, having a horrible time

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NO FUN was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLAH was slaughtered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
TACO TALON was easily killed by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BOING BOING was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
DEE NILE devastated GOLDEN GLOBE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOHN DERE was demolished by TWILO TALON in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TULANE RHOADES was slaughtered by GOLD DUBLOON in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
EVEBRINGER savagely defeated GOLDEN FLASH in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
MOONSINGER overpowered HORI BULL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLACK INDEKKER lost to NIGHTSTALKER in a 2 minute duel.
RAZORED SWINGS was vanquished by STABBING WESTWARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WELL DON vanquished MALCORN INSURGENT 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                  4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  31 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  1      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         3 -  13 -  0      19  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 709 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  TWILO TALON 5263           10   0  0  103 TALON'S TERRORS (547)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953          15  10  4   66 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN GLOBE 6047          10   4  1   66 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 NO FUN 6116.  The ten other most popular fighters were EVEBRINGER 6066, DEE NILE 
5935, NIGHTSTALKER 6068, STABBING WESTWARD 5988, TWILO TALON 5263, MOONSINGER 6064, 
BLACK INDEKKER 6069, WELL DON 6079, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, and GOLDEN FLASH 6061.

The least popular fighter this week was RAZORED SWINGS 6110.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HORI BULL 6076, TULANE RHOADES 5975, JOHN DERE 5916, GOLDEN 
GLOBE 6047, BOING BOING 6048, TACO TALON 6053, BLAH 6063, GOLDEN FLASH 6061, GOLD 
DUBLOON 5953, and WELL DON 6079.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

JOHN DERE (16-5916) PUNNY AMINALS (305)