DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/23/2013    Duedate: 03/08/2013

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-715

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDPLATED
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5929) [27-13-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDPLATED                     WELL DON
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
(16-5929) [27-13-0,126]        (16-6079) [6-1-0,75]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SNAKE                          GOLDEN GIRL
SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)        GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5967) [14-6-0,100]         (16-6132) [1-1-0,12]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     37
2. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)     18      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)     10      Unchartered Team
4. TALON'S TERRORS (547)        0
5. DUNGEON CELL (623)           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)    6   1  0 85.7   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   9  3 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  813 379 19 68.2   2/ 1 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       5  4 0
 3/ 3 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       27  24  1 52.9   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 10 0
 4/ 0 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   53  60  1 46.9   4/ 5*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   2  1 0
 5/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      861 %1107 26 43.8   5- 6 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     1  3 0
 6- 7 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     15  22  0 40.5   6/ 0 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   1  3 0
 7- 9*DUNGEON CELL (623)         1   4  0 20.0   7- 7*DUNGEON CELL (623)        1  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 716): BLUE FUNK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 718): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 666): GRAY BEAR of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 712): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 714): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 705): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 706): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 703): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 700): TRUST BUSTER 1 of SEGUE CARTEL (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 697): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 689): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 644): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 579): LINKIN LOGGER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 564): TICK ... TOCK of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 546): DARTH VADER of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 501): KINVER TEN PALAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 496): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 487): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 604): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 716): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 718): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 666): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 712): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 714): SHADOWMONGERS (Shadow, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 705): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 706): LORDS INC. (Lord Z, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 703): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 700): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 697): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 689): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 647): EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 579): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 564): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 546): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)_
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 501): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 496): EL CAMINO:DOS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 487): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 604): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 715): DEBARROWS of CRIMSON DEATH (Verol, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 718): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 712): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 697): HULL SCRUBBER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
                       (turn 696): JERK O'LANTERN of HALLOWEINERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 689): GRINCH of BAD GUYS (Mr. Bad Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): TALKEETNA of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord, mgr.)
                               TEMPTRESS of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
                               SCOMSSS'S NIGHTMARE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                   (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 577): MOE FROSTTOOTH of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 546): DARTH VADER of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
               (turn 545): ARKAN BARNES of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 540): LINDIS TYL SARRO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     All right!  That makes four of these DM Crowns.  I wonder if they are made of
gold.  I like gold.  Gives me a sense of peace and prosperity.  Know what I mean?
     I've beaten a Snake, a Punny Aminal, an NPC skunk, and a Talon.  Sounds like my
own personal menagerie, doesn't it?  Will the next one be a chicken?  Or will he
chicken out?
     I wish I could give you some great words of wisdom, but, then, I am merely
plated, not the real thing, but I do like Tab, which is made by the same people that
keep singing "the real thing."
     And if I revealed the makeup of all five of us Golden Gladiators, which is a
common thing for a Consortium Duelmaster, we would all only end up embarrassed and
Midas would probably be mad.  (Not because I revealed tham, but because no manager
would keep a team with stats like that.  He has to keep up his reputation, you know?)
     So I will say....
     Happy Valentine's Day
     Have a safe Presiden't Day
     Hide eggs for the kiddies at Easter
     and
     I'm outta here for now.
                  Goldplated DMIV

                                      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 GOLDEN GLADIATORS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  WELL DON caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested EVEBRINGER and was awarded 18 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, WELL DON put down 
EVEBRINGER, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
SNAKE made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
GOLDPLATED.  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, 
the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city WILLAF.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in WILLAF these 
days is REALLY?.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid them.  Methinks 
more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last 
week avoiding REALLY?.  Indeed it was GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  BLACK INDEKKER take warning!  You have more 
than a few enemies in WILLAF.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     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  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              27  13  0   126       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TWILO TALON 5263             12   1  0   101       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 SNAKE 5967                   14   6  0   100       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953            18  11  4    95       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WELL DON 6079                 6   1  0    75       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
-MORA 5949                    10   5  0    71       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 MOONSINGER 6064              10   5  0    70       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIGHTSTALKER 6068             8   7  0    63       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVEBRINGER 6066               8   7  1    54       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047            12   6  1    49       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061            11   5  0    40       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           6  10  1    39       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DERRON 6008                   7   1  0    27       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 WHIP SAWYER 6126              4   2  0    25       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORI BULL 6076                3  10  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-IRON MAIDEN 6111              1   0  0    13       DUNGEON CELL (623)
 GOLDEN GIRL 6132              1   1  0    12       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-INKED UP 6118                 1   0  0    11       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                 1   4  0     7       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HAZEL NUTTE 6136              1   1  0     4       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

'-' 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  REVENGED
BYE 6141                0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 HIGH ELF              715  NONE
TORREY 6098             0  1 0 SERPENTS HOLD 11 608 BANDIT PRINCE         715  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well Don -- "Target"?  Did I actually call you a target?  That does not sound like a
golden style at all.  Perhaps I was referring to your once perfect record as a
target?  Be it as it may, we Golden Gladiators do not have targets.  Good luck to
you. -- Midas

Everbringer -- It felt good to use that "BF" symbol and see that it really works.
(That one is for you, Heart Of Gold.)  Nope, BF is not a knocked-down version of BFF.
-- Gold Dubloon (feeling mighty rich at the moment)

Nightstalker -- I salute your competance and my incompetance. -- Golen Globe

Twilo Talon -- Some days you get the bear, and other days the bear gets you.  (Sorta
like, some days you get the bird; somedays you give the bird.) -- Goldplated

Hori Bull -- That felt like gold, but it was over too quick! -- Golden Flash

Whip Sawyer -- Sure!  I like dinner with wine and all.  I also like older men.  By
the way, I love your name; it reminds me of a couple of really old men, the boss
probably knew--Whip Wilson and Tom Sawyer. -- Golden Girl

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  And a wheelbarrow of gold. -- Midas

Moonsinger -- It was worth a shot.  Maybe if I hadn't started celebrating before the
match was over... -- Well Don

The Ambitious Guard was, ahem, easy for ME.  An orc, you know.  Pshaw. -- Black
Indekker

Golden Flash -- Damn, I was doing really well, I was AHEAD, and then you FLASHED--
And by the time I could see again, you'd won. -- Hori Bull

I could be insulted by being matched against a Convicted Thief, but I don't mind the
win at all. -- Whip Sawyer

Inked Up -- And now the ink is all over my cushions.  How'm I going to get that
cleaned up? -- Sofa'yam

The Malcorn Insurgent was, ah, at least he SAID he was just trying to get home.
Which is a long way off, apparently.  But I said, "So what?" -- Hazel Nutte

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BYE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
TORREY was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute Dark Arena battle.
GOLDEN GLOBE savagely defeated BLACK INDEKKER in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
GOLDEN GIRL viciously subdued SOFA'YAM in a 3 minute novice's Challenge contest.
GOLDPLATED bested SNAKE in a 3 minute uneven Title brawl.
GOLD DUBLOON overpowered NIGHTSTALKER in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
MOONSINGER was bested by KHALHUMS DWARF in a popular 3 minute competition.
EVEBRINGER was handily defeated by WELL DON in a 1 minute uneven melee.
GOLDEN FLASH won victory over WHIP SAWYER in a 3 minute duel.
HORI BULL was overpowered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DERRON overpowered HAZEL NUTTE in a 4 minute gruesome one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  10 -  0      41  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  13 -  0      13  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 715 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            27  13  0  126 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   SNAKE 5967                 14   6  0  100 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953          18  11  4   95 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
PARRY-STRIKE     WELL DON 6079               6   1  0   75 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOONSINGER 6064            10   5  0   70 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NIGHTSTALKER 6068           8   7  0   63 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
SLASHING ATTACK  EVEBRINGER 6066             8   7  1   54 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SNAKE 5967.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
GOLDEN GIRL 6132.  The ten other most popular fighters were MOONSINGER 6064, GOLDEN 
GLOBE 6047, SNAKE 5967, TORREY 6098, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, WELL DON 6079, DERRON 6008, 
GOLDPLATED 5929, WHIP SAWYER 6126, and BYE 6141.

The least popular fighter this week was HAZEL NUTTE 6136.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HORI BULL 6076, GOLDEN FLASH 6061, EVEBRINGER 6066, 
NIGHTSTALKER 6068, SOFA'YAM 6128, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, BYE 6141, WHIP SAWYER 6126, 
GOLDPLATED 5929, and DERRON 6008.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SNAKE (16-5967) SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)