DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/18/2013    Duedate: 05/31/2013

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-721

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDPLATED
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5929) [30-15-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

EVEBRINGER                     MISDIAGNOSIS
SHADOWMONGERS (618)            BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
(16-6066) [13-8-1,123]         (16-5644) [7-2-0,102]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GOLD DUBLOON                   MISDIAGNOSIS
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
(16-5953) [21-13-5,90]         (16-5644) [7-2-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SPEED DEMONS (624)          16
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     15      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)    10      Unchartered Team
4. AIMER'S INC (626)            3
5. SHADOWMONGERS (618)          3      SPEED DEMONS (624)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*SPEED DEMONS (624)         2   0  0  100   1/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 2
 2- 1*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (616)   1   0  0  100   2/ 1*AIMER'S INC (626)         5  9 0
 3- 3 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   10   2  0 83.3   3/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   4  5 0
 4/ 4*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)    7   3  0 70.0   4/ 4 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       3  3 0
 5/ 5 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  827 388 21 68.1   5/ 8 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  2  0 0
 6/ 7 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  16  12  0 57.1   6/10*SPEED DEMONS (624)        2  0 0
 7/ 6*AIMER'S INC (626)         13  11  1 54.2   7- 6*AXIS (85)                 1  0 0
 8/ 8 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       34  31  1 52.3   8- 9*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (616)  1  0 0
 9- 9*AXIS (85)                  9   9  0 50.0   9/ 7*BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)   1  1 0
10/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      873 %1125 28 43.7  10- 5 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   1  1 0
11-11*DUNGEON CELL (623)         1   9  0 10.0  11-11*DUNGEON CELL (623)        0  5 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 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 678): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): AXEL of CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): MISDIAGNOSIS of BASH BROS. DOCTOR (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): MUFFY STOFELES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): SAVAGE BEATING of HAPPY FUN TIME (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): ARCHERS OF LOAF of UNC COLLEGE RADIO (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): CHOPPED RABBIT of UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): RACK OF LAB of CANINE CUISINE (Chuck, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): XYLOID of SCRABBLE (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): STEAMED MUSCLES of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 724): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 678): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 718): CRUCIAL TAUNT (Daikkan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 720): AIMER'S INC (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 711): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 712): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 709): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 695): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 653): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 333): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 314): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 570): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 552): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 546): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 263): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 507): MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 493): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 610): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 722): ARDSHEAL of RED FURY (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 717): MORGUE of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 719): TWILO TALON of TALON'S TERRORS (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 711): POCKET NEWS of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
                            BULL HALSEY of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 708): THE CLEAR of ARCANE PHARMACY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
                          WINTERSONG of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 706): SAMPSON of DEATH BY DESIGN (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
              (turn 705): DEVLIN DE SEGIZE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 703): FISHWIFE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 312): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 585): KASPAR of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 551): HAN SOLO of STAR WARS (Sir Jessie Jest, mgr.)
                           GRAHAM CRACKER of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                           VINDA YARRO of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 506): TUNA SALAD of PARKING LOT 4 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 502): STREGOICA of DARKSTALKER2 (Hombre, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Assur tells me not to get too comfortable on the throne, that my time will
likely be short.  He expects me to lose, but I'm going to do everything in my power
to disappoint him.  It would have been nice if he'd told me who he submitted
challenges for, but he claims he filed the paperwork so long ago he doesn't remember.
A likely story.  I've seen the records he keeps and I think he's holding out on me.
     In the meantime, I guess I have to prepare for all possible outcomes.  And it
isn't clear that any of my potential opponents are favorable to me.  My fight against
Well Don suggests next time could easily be very different.  My records against TPs
and WOSs is not very good, though those are all tourney caliber warriors, while it is
well known that the Consortium runs guys that are 'less' than tourney caliber often.
Hopefully his Golden guys are those kind.  Slide to Hell is perfect, always a scary
thing.  Hopefully Assur submitted challenges against Evebringer.  I'm perfect against
slashers to date, though even that could end in disappointment.  We'll see.
     Win or Lose, I'll still continue to run my medical practices here in Willaf.  I
know there have been complaints about me not diagnosing illnesses correctly, but that
is the exception and not the norm.  Until next time.

Misdiagnosis

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in WILLAF, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--PUNNY AMINALS.  He who laughs last 
didn't get the joke.  Speaking of laughing at jokes, observe GARBAGE PAIL KIDS.  Last 
week they got 0-0-0 to drop by 5!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, maybe 
you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to SPEED DEMONS.  AIMER'S INC had 
cause to celebrate, after ASHTON got 19 points by beating SOFA'YAM.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 12 points to 
GOLDEN GLOBE.  (Discrete enough, MOONSINGER?) Like a flirtacious debutante, WILLAF's 
Duelmaster MISDIAGNOSIS found himself the man of the hour, being "invited to dance" 2 
times!  You could cut the tension with a scimitar as GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS 
met the Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult GOLDPLATED, as it has gloriously dueled to 
the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who was 
the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's 
got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of GARBAGE PAIL 
KIDS should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, GOLDEN GLADIATORS scurried away from GARBAGE PAIL 
KIDS.  Oh, the shame!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  I get a 
special thrill from seeing innocent boy like ADAR from AIMER'S INC get pointlessly 
killed.  Good show, DANGEROUS CRIMINAL!  (No mercy.) Charity is unknown in WILLAF, 
and rightly so.  SHADOWMONGERS exacted their revenge against GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Ask 
not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into 
an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  As the seasons change, and the creatures 
of the wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid WILLAF farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              30  15  0   111       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVEBRINGER 6066              13   8  1   123       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-SLIDE TO HELL 6002           10   0  0   122       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
 MISDIAGNOSIS 5644             7   2  0   102       BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
-WELL DON 6079                10   2  0    93       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD DUBLOON 5953            21  13  5    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047            14   8  1    77       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MOONSINGER 6064              11  10  0    58       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           8  14  1    51       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDEN GIRL 6132              5   2  1    51       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         5   0  0    47       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
-GOLDEN FLASH 6061            13   7  0    46       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VEYRON 6122                   2   0  0    33       SPEED DEMONS (624)
-GRAE 596                      4   0  0    30       AXIS (85)
 HORI BULL 6076                5  14  0    29       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 AARON 6148                    3   2  0    27       AIMER'S INC (626)
 ABEL 6147                     3   2  0    27       AIMER'S INC (626)
 WHIP SAWYER 6126              6   6  0    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALANCIA 595                  1   2  0    22       AXIS (85)
 HAZEL NUTTE 6136              5   3  2    20       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ASHTON 6157                   1   1  0    20       AIMER'S INC (626)
-HALF-WAY 594                  3   1  0    17       AXIS (85)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                 3   8  0    17       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-IRON MAIDEN 6111              1   1  0    16       DUNGEON CELL (623)
-EQUINOX 592                   1   3  0    15       AXIS (85)
-MATTHILDA 6034                1   0  0     9       KHORS PRAETORIANS IV (616)
-RAZORED SWINGS 6110           1   4  0     7       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
-HEAD CRUSHER 6138             0   1  0     7       DUNGEON CELL (623)
-ACROMATIUS 593                0   3  0     3       AXIS (85)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ADAR 6153               2  1 0 AIMER'S INC 626      DANGEROUS CRIMIN      721  NONE
ALBERT 6151             1  4 0 AIMER'S INC 626      HAZEL NUTTE 6136      721   
DA1 6149                1  1 1 AIMER'S INC 626      GOLDEN GIRL 6132      718   
NIGHTSTALKER 6068       9  8 0 SHADOWMONGERS 618    GOLD DUBLOON 5953     717  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Misdiagnosis, Duelmaster of our fair city.  I feel much better now that I
know it was a misdiagnosis. (I think?) -- Midas

Aaron -- Anytime I can beat up on an aimer, it is a golden day. -- Golden Girl

Moonsinger -- In a well-matched fight, I am pleased to see that it was my lucky,
lucky day.  I feel rich! -- Gold Dubloon

Everbringer -- Well, I'd say that makes us even, having split the last two.  However,
I want you to know that I intend to avoid you with all the gold I've got.  Hah! --
Goldplated

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Gold. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Midas -- Re last turn's point gain, as you see, such things are fleeting. -- Jorja

Golden Girl -- I have a special fondness for southern bimbos. -- Black Indekker

Abel -- Well!  That was fairly embarrassing for me.  Let us not do that again, eh? --
Hazel Nutte, not that nutty

I wonder if I could hire that Dangerous Criminal for my crew?  Hmm.  I wonder if I
*dare* hire that Dangerous Criminal for my crew.... -- Black Indekker

Iron Maiden -- Think of me as a sort of rust monster. -- Hori Bull
P.S.  I'm not, of course, too high-tech for me.  But I can do a nice line in
verdigris.

Osksi Noble?  Pathetic. -- Whip Sawyer

Adar -- Damned straight I made a career error.  To think I could have stayed in the
family business and had nothing more to worry about than clashing with the curtains!
-- Sofa'yam

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VEYRON devastated WHIP SAWYER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
GOLD DUBLOON was vanquished by EVEBRINGER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GOLDPLATED luckily beat MISDIAGNOSIS in a 7 minute master's Challenge Title duel.
GOLDEN GLOBE overpowered MOONSINGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
AARON was devastated by BLACK INDEKKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
TEETER-SLAUGHTER devastated HORI BULL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ALBERT was put to death by HAZEL NUTTE in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
ASHTON handily defeated SOFA'YAM in a 3 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
ABEL lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute fight.
ADAR was slaughtered by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         AIMED BLOW        20 -  10 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  0      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  19 -  1      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  14 -  2      39  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   9 -  0       0  |

Turn 721 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       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         6  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            30  15  0  111 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  EVEBRINGER 6066            13   8  1  123 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
STRIKING ATTACK  MISDIAGNOSIS 5644           7   2  0  102 BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
BASHING ATTACK   GOLD DUBLOON 5953          21  13  5   90 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
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 MISDIAGNOSIS 5644.  The ten other most popular fighters were ASHTON 6157, 
GOLDPLATED 5929, TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004, ALBERT 6151, VEYRON 6122, EVEBRINGER 6066, 
GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, and HAZEL NUTTE 6136.

The least popular fighter this week was SOFA'YAM 6128.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HORI BULL 6076, AARON 6148, MOONSINGER 6064, WHIP SAWYER 6126, ADAR 
6153, ABEL 6147, HAZEL NUTTE 6136, GOLD DUBLOON 5953, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, and GOLDEN 
GLOBE 6047.