DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/29/2012    Duedate: 01/11/2013

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-711

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DEE NILE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5935) [21-25-0,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DEE NILE                       WELL DON
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
(16-5935) [21-25-0,92]         (16-6079) [3-0-0,40]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE NILE                       DEE NILE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5935) [21-25-0,92]         (16-5935) [21-25-0,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         34
2. SHADOWMONGERS (618)         31      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)      7      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)     1
5. TALON'S TERRORS (547)        0      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)    3   0  0  100   1/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  802 374 19 68.2   2/ 1 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       6  3 1
 3/ 3 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  14  11  0 56.0   3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  4 1
 4- 4 REALLY? (611)             45  39  8 53.6   4/ 6*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   3  0 0
 5/ 5 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       20  19  1 51.3   5- 4 REALLY? (611)             3  2 0
 6/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      855 %1094 26 43.9   6- 5 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     3  6 0
 7- 7 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     13  17  0 43.3   7/ 7 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  0  4 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 712): BLUE STREAK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DIZZY GILLESPIE of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 659): THE BEAKSTER of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): DEATHSTALKER of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 702): WHIRLING FROGGY of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 703): SIR BLUEBELL of LORDS INC. (Lord Z., mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): POP TARGET of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): PAM DEMONIUM of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): SMILE WAFFLE of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 644): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): DRAKEN-KORIN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): DARTH VADAR of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 537): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUN STROKE of SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 601): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 712): CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 714): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 659): ARCANE ROYALTY
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 708): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 710): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 702): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 703): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 353): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 351): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 696): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 693): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 685): HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 644): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 329): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 575): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 542): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 537): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 258): SUPER STARS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 492): SAND DANCERSS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 601): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 711): TRAKE DARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 709): JOHN DERE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 700): GRASSFIRE of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                          MOTHIAS of MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 350): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
                               XANDAR of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 692): SHELLBACK of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                   (turn 322): WILHELM SCREAM of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 560): FENWRIST of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
                          PRIME MINISTER of INGRATE WHITE NORTH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 498): SPIDERPIG of HOMER'S PETS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 484): NAKED LUNCH of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly WILLAF games.  Former top team SHADOWMONGERS was 
unseated this week as PUNNY AMINALS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-1-0 record for the round.  SOFA'YAM caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 15 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, WELL DON put down 
GOLDEN FLASH, causing him to lose 5 points of recognition in the process.  Due to his 
absence and inability to defend the throne, TWILO TALON has lost the title of 
Duelmaster.  The city has turned out in honor of DEE NILE, for with hers arena 
victory she may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  Informants 
"close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on 
beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  REALLY? is feared.  This much I 
can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of GOLDEN GLADIATORS are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  EVEBRINGER take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in WILLAF.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week HEART OF GOLD, at 4-7-0, departed WILLAF forever.  
Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but sets enemies 
against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in WILLAF as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE NILE 5935                21  25  0    92       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIDE TO HELL 6002           10   0  0   122       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
-TWILO TALON 5263             11   0  0   112       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
-CHICKEN WHISPERER 5991       10   7  0   103       REALLY? (611)
-GOLDPLATED 5929              23  13  0    97       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLD DUBLOON 5953            16  10  4    72       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-GOLDEN GLOBE 6047            11   4  1    68       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TINY DANCER 5994             10   7  1    54       REALLY? (611)
 EVEBRINGER 6066               6   5  1    54       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTSTALKER 6068             6   5  0    42       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 WELL DON 6079                 3   0  0    40       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONSINGER 6064               7   4  0    33       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         3   0  0    33       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
-STABBING WESTWARD 5988        1   1  0    30       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061             8   4  0    28       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-HIPY HIPPY SHAKE 6056         5   1  1    27       REALLY? (611)
 WHIP SAWYER 6126              2   0  0    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           4   8  1    21       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-BRUNO PONCE JONES 6055        4   3  0    15       REALLY? (611)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                 1   0  0    15       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HORI BULL 6076                2   7  0    13       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 RAZORED SWINGS 6110           1   3  0     6       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HEART OF GOLD 6054      4  7 0 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 EVEBRINGER 6066       711   
TULANE RHOADES 5975     7 19 2 PUNNY AMINALS 305    GOLD DUBLOON 5953     709   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Twilo Terror -- Congratulations on the DM Title.  What a fine record, also!  You
remind us of an old Consortium friend in DM63 (on The Kansans coached by Senator Bob
Dole) of your style that graduated 21-0.  She was not a sandbagger.  Good luck on
your quest. -- Midas (feeling both complimentary and quite jealous)

Stabbing Westward -- I just flashed right by you, didn't I? -- Golden Flash

Everbringer -- It was a good day and a lucky day for me.  I think we are equals and I
just rolled better.  (Is rolling a tactic?) -- Gold Dubloon

The Userous Merchant -- I took you for all you had. -- Golden Globe (feeling most
userous)

Moonsinger -- I have a big heart and you always come first to mind. -- Heart Of Gold

A 4-0?  Well, thank you for The Christmas present, Golden Gladiators. -- Midas

Has anyone seen my Golden Goose lately? -- Midas

     Flew south for the winter?

Gold Dubloon -- You said it, not us. -- the Punny Aminals

Golden Globe -- You're just an old softie. -- Dee Nile

Twilo Talon -- Such fierceness in such a small body!  I'm stunned!  Smitten, even.
Marry me! -- John Dere

Razored Swings -- I don't know who you figured to shave close, but I wasn't going to
play that game with you regardless. -- Hori Bull

Chicken Whisperer -- That was VILE.  I will have nothing to do with it. -- Dee Nile

Hipy Hippy Shake -- You are indeed a brute. -- Black Indekker

Oh, good, an easy beginning.  And I begin as I mean to go on, too! -- Whip Sawyer

ALL -- MERRY CHRISTMAS, HAPPY HOLIDAYS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR TO ALL IN ALASTARI!!!
May your year end in peace and the new year hold great things for you and your
families. -- Gentleben (Sunset-21, Morya-28, Arvat-32 and Talahya-100)

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WELL DON viciously subdued GOLDEN FLASH in a unpopular 12 minute Challenge fight.
HEART OF GOLD was murdered by EVEBRINGER in a 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge melee.
RAZORED SWINGS lost to BLACK INDEKKER in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
DEE NILE savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 3 minute mismatched Title match.
NIGHTSTALKER defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 4 minute brutal struggle.
MOONSINGER devastated HORI BULL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
WHIP SAWYER handily defeated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SOFA'YAM won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 5 minute novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  25 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -  10 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 711 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         4  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  EVEBRINGER 6066             6   5  1   54 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NIGHTSTALKER 6068           6   5  0   42 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
PARRY-STRIKE     WELL DON 6079               3   0  0   40 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
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 EVEBRINGER 6066, 
NIGHTSTALKER 6068, MOONSINGER 6064, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, WHIP SAWYER 6126, HEART OF 
GOLD 6054, RAZORED SWINGS 6110, HORI BULL 6076, SOFA'YAM 6128, and WELL DON 6079.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDEN FLASH 6061.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were WELL DON 6079, SOFA'YAM 6128, HORI BULL 6076, RAZORED SWINGS 
6110, HEART OF GOLD 6054, WHIP SAWYER 6126, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, MOONSINGER 6064, 
NIGHTSTALKER 6068, and EVEBRINGER 6066.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEE NILE (16-5935) PUNNY AMINALS (305)