DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/09/2013    Duedate: 03/22/2013

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-716

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDPLATED
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5929) [28-13-0,137]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDPLATED                     WELL DON
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
(16-5929) [28-13-0,137]        (16-6079) [7-1-0,89]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOLD DUBLOON                   GOLDEN GIRL
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5953) [19-11-4,103]        (16-6132) [2-1-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TALON'S TERRORS (547)       34
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     32      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)     14      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         10
5. SHADOWMONGERS (618)          7      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)    7   1  0 87.5   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  12  2 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  817 380 19 68.3   2/ 2 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       4  5 0
 3/ 3 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       29  25  1 53.7   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 11 0
 4- 4 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   53  60  1 46.9   4/ 4*GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   2  1 0
 5/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      862 %1111 26 43.7   5/ 5 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     2  6 0
 6/ 6 TALON'S TERRORS (547)     16  25  0 39.0   6- 6 SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)   1  3 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 717): FANG of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 719): ELEVENTH of BLUE NOTE (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 668): SHOCK TOP of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 713): LUCK DEVIL of THE DEVIL'S OWN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 715): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 706): FENSTER GOLLY of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 707): BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 356): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 704): 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 701): TRUST BUSTER 1 of SEGUE CARTEL (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 698): WARTLESS WITCH of HALLOWIENERS (The Dark One, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 690): MADON AP LLEW of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 645): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 331): 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 312): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 580): KULGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 565): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 547): VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 541): IRONIC TWIST of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 261): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 502): JACK PENDELTON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 497): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 488): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 605): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 717): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 719): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 668): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 713): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 715): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 706): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 707): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 356): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 704): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 701): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 698): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 690): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 648): EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 331): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 325): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 580): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 565): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 547): STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 541): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 261): BASH BROS SUITCASE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 502): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 497): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 488): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 605): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 717): BLUE FUNK of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 718): HERMIAS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 712): DEANO of MARKS PARTY (JE, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 715): SNAKE of SERPENTS HOLD 114 (Khisanth, 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)
 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  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.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly WILLAF games.  WELL DON caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested VETERAN MERCENARY and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, GOLD DUBLOON put 
down MOONSINGER, causing her to lose 2 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has GOLDPLATED in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week it's proven its combat skill yet again.  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!  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat 
in WILLAF these days is SERPENTS HOLD 114.  At least, most blades in town are looking 
to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to 
find any of GOLDEN GLADIATORS last week.  Busy avoiding SERPENTS HOLD 114?   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  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!  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 next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              28  13  0   137       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953            19  11  4   103       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TWILO TALON 5263             12   2  0   100       TALON'S TERRORS (547)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WELL DON 6079                 7   1  0    89       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
-MORA 5949                    10   5  0    71       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)
 MOONSINGER 6064              10   6  0    68       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 NIGHTSTALKER 6068             9   7  0    67       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVEBRINGER 6066               9   7  1    59       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047            12   7  1    50       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061            12   5  0    45       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           6  11  1    39       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DERRON 6008                   7   1  0    27       SERPENTS HOLD 114 (608)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP SAWYER 6126              4   3  0    23       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INKED UP 6118                 2   0  0    23       TALON'S TERRORS (547)
 HORI BULL 6076                3  11  0    20       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN GIRL 6132              2   1  0    19       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 HAZEL NUTTE 6136              2   1  0    17       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                 1   5  0     8       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLAH 6139               0  1 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  ARENAMASTER KHAR      716  NONE
BLAH TWO 6140           0  1 0 TALON'S TERRORS 547  SPYMASTER             716  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Snake -- That's what happens with slithering serpents that do not write DM Columns.
The loss and then they get thrown out of here. -- Midas

Hori Bull -- When I flashed, did you notice that I was a real blonde? -- Golden Flash

Black Indekker -- After that my globe fills quite full along with golden. -- Golden
Globe

Sofa'Yam -- I just had to see what you were made of since I can't say what your name
is. -- Golden Girl

Snake -- Was that a tint of plating I left all over your periphery?  Tsk. Tsk.  And
they graduated YOU? -- Goldplated (quite pleased with the win but jealous of the
unfair hand out of Lord Protectorships)

Nightstalker -- That win was worth a lot of money to me. -- Gold Dubloon

Whip Sawyer -- You are such a kind old fellow to let me win fights.  You are. --
Golden Girl
P.S.  You aren't expecting ME to flash, are you?

Hmmmmmmm.  5-0.  Seems like a good thing.  Golden, truly. -- Midas

Evebringer -- I'd hate to have to pay your grocery bill. -- Well Don

I've goth this sinking feeling that a random match-up with gold Dubloon is coming my
way.  I'll be the first to admit I'm not looking forward to it.  I can only pray that
I survive. -- Well Don

Midas -- Hmmm...okay.  Whatever you say, but my mgr knows the Consortium well enough
to know that anytime one of your guys is below me in the ranks, I am a potential
target.  As such your team will remain an almost permanent fixture on my avoid slot.
*grin*  -- Well Don

Our congratulations to Snake. -- Jorja and the Punny Aminals

Golden Flash -- You jinxed me! -- Hori Bull

Golden Girl -- Did your boss help whitewash the fence? -- Whip Sawyer

Golden Globe -- Bowled me over.  And the noise!  That rumbling crash!  That crashing
RUMBLE!  Ominous, even terrifying.  I'm all a-twitter. -- Black Indekker

Golden Girl -- I'd've been glad to share my couch with you. -- Sofa'yam

Golden Flash -- Not QUITE over in a flash, but close enough. -- Whip Sawyer

I hate those Dangerous Criminals. -- Hori Bull

Derron -- And that wraps up our oh-fer turn.  Tedious. -- Hazel Nutte

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLAH TWO was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BLAH was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
GOLDPLATED subdued TWILO TALON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Title fight.
GOLD DUBLOON devastated MOONSINGER in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
WELL DON devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven brawl.
NIGHTSTALKER beat GOLDEN GLOBE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
EVEBRINGER overpowered WHIP SAWYER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BLACK INDEKKER was unbelievably bested by GOLDEN FLASH in a 3 minute duel.
SOFA'YAM was savagely defeated by GOLDEN GIRL in a action packed 3 minute gory duel.
HORI BULL was defeated by INKED UP in a 1 minute expert vs. novice upset match.
HAZEL NUTTE subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       15 -  10 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  19 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  1      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  15 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  11 -  0       8  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 716 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            28  13  0  137 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953          19  11  4  103 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  TWILO TALON 5263           12   2  0  100 TALON'S TERRORS (547)
PARRY-STRIKE     WELL DON 6079               7   1  0   89 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
STRIKING ATTACK  MOONSINGER 6064            10   6  0   68 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    NIGHTSTALKER 6068           9   7  0   67 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GOLD DUBLOON 5953.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDEN GIRL 6132.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLACK INDEKKER 
6069, WELL DON 6079, INKED UP 6118, TWILO TALON 5263, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, GOLDEN GLOBE 
6047, EVEBRINGER 6066, GOLDPLATED 5929, NIGHTSTALKER 6068, and GOLDEN FLASH 6061.

The least popular fighter this week was WHIP SAWYER 6126.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BLAH TWO 6140, HAZEL NUTTE 6136, HORI BULL 6076, SOFA'YAM 6128, 
MOONSINGER 6064, BLAH 6139, GOLDEN FLASH 6061, NIGHTSTALKER 6068, GOLDPLATED 5929, 
and EVEBRINGER 6066.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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