DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/15/2013    Duedate: 06/28/2013

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-723

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDPLATED
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5929) [32-15-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDPLATED                     ABEL
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        AIMER'S INC (626)
(16-5929) [32-15-0,128]        (16-6147) [4-3-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MISDIAGNOSIS                   MISDIAGNOSIS
BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)        BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
(16-5644) [7-4-0,102]          (16-5644) [7-4-0,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. AIMER'S INC (626)           45
2. THE FORSAKEN FEW (627)      33      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     25      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)     9
5. GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)      9      THE FORSAKEN FEW (627)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE FORSAKEN FEW (627)     2   0  0  100   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  2 0
 2- 1*FIREPOWER (549)            1   0  0  100   2/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  9 1
 3/ 3 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   12   2  0 85.7   3/ 5*AIMER'S INC (626)         4  9 0
 4/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  833 389 21 68.2   4/ 3 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  3  0 0
 5- 5*SPEED DEMONS (624)         2   1  0 66.7   5/ 0*THE FORSAKEN FEW (627)    2  0 0
 6/ 7 DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)  18  12  0 60.0   6/ 9 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   2  0 0
 7/ 6 BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)    7   5  0 58.3   7/ 4 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       2  4 0
 8/ 8 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       35  34  1 50.7   8- 7*FIREPOWER (549)           1  0 0
 9/ 9*AIMER'S INC (626)         16  16  1 50.0   9- 6*SPEED DEMONS (624)        1  1 0
10/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      877 %1131 28 43.7  10/10 BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)   0  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 724): RECOIL of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 726): AESARA of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 682): BOUTTE of ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 720): VARICK of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 722): GOLDPLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 713): JIMI APPENDIX of BODY OF MUSIC (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 714): GRAVITRON of THE MOTHERSHIP CC (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 359): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 711): DEADMAUS of BOHICA (Scruffy Puff, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 357): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 708): SQUISHY GIANT of THE WALKING DEAD (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 705): FROGGY FOO FOO of BATTLE FROGS S01 (Grimm, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 697): FURIOUS FROGPALER of BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 655): BAIN of ORDER (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 587): KULGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 722): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 554): GIRL SCOUT COOKIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 548): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): DUM BULL of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 509): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 504): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 495): MEZQUINO POLLO of EL CAMINO:HOT SAUCE (Floyd, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 612): NOREASTER of DIRT DEVILS (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 724): SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 726): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 682): ARCANE ROYALTY (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 720): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 722): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 713): YORK'S ARCADE (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 714): MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 359): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 711): THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 357): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 708): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 705): BIG LAKE BANDITS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 697): BATTLE FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 655): TOLBIN'S X-MEN (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 587): MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 572): UNNAMEABLES (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 554): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 548): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 509): I HATE TOURNEYS (Anti-TOURNEY, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 504): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 495): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 612): COFFEE WARS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 724): RECOIL of SERPENTS HOLD 3 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 680): TOXIC SLUDGE of MMM BEER! (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 710): HOPE of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
                          BUZZARD of THE TAKEN (Stillgard, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 707): MUFFY STOFELES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 705): SHE'S A JAR of SUMMERTEETH (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
                                   TAVELSHAN KETHAL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
                       (turn 704): BURIED TREASER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 587): KULGAN of MEN OF STEEL (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 722): BIG DOG of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
              (turn 721): HOFFA of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 554): GIRL SCOUT COOKIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 547): THE BLUE PILL of THE MOTHERSHIP CE (Floyd, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 504): XAVIER of RUNEBLADES (Stillgard, mgr.)
                                  KOGAN DJIAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      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 PUNNY AMINALS was unseated 
this week as GOLDEN GLADIATORS moved up from 2nd 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 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS went 1-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-0-0 record which AIMER'S INC managed to post 
this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  ARCANUS 
DARKSTAR caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully 
bested EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  In one of the 
week's more notable duels, GOLDEN GLOBE put down MOONSINGER, causing her to lose 9 
points of recognition in the process.  As is fitting, the most sought after warrior 
on the challenge boards this week was none other than Duelmaster GOLDPLATED itself.  
Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on MISDIAGNOSIS as he bore 
arms against the challenge of reigning Duelmaster GOLDPLATED.  Although MISDIAGNOSIS 
made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of victorious 
GOLDPLATED.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  
Mighty among the names of thy guilds is GARBAGE PAIL KIDS, a guild shunned and 
avoided by many in the weekly duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the 
guild it was that spent the better part of last week avoiding GARBAGE PAIL KIDS.  
Indeed it was GOLDEN GLADIATORS.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  My hearty congratulations AARON, for thy 
revenge upon HAZEL NUTTE, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time she will know 
better, eh?  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!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far 
off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into 
a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDPLATED 5929              32  15  0   128       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLIDE TO HELL 6002           10   0  0   122       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)
 WELL DON 6079                12   2  0   119       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
 MISDIAGNOSIS 5644             7   4  0   102       BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047            15   8  1    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 EVEBRINGER 6066              13  10  1    84       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
-GOLD DUBLOON 5953            21  14  5    82       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 MOONSINGER 6064              12  11  0    79       SHADOWMONGERS (618)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GIRL 6132              7   2  1    66       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004         7   0  0    63       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN FLASH 6061            14   7  0    54       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069           8  16  1    42       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HORI BULL 6076                6  15  0    36       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABEL 6147                     4   3  0    33       AIMER'S INC (626)
 AARON 6148                    4   3  0    32       AIMER'S INC (626)
 ASHTON 6157                   2   2  0    29       AIMER'S INC (626)
-VEYRON 6122                   2   1  0    29       SPEED DEMONS (624)
-MOSSBERG 5280                 1   0  0    29       FIREPOWER (549)
 WHIP SAWYER 6126              7   7  0    28       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 HAZEL NUTTE 6136              6   4  2    24       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOFA'YAM 6128                 4   9  0    21       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ARCANUS DARKSTAR 6162         1   0  0    20       THE FORSAKEN FEW (627)
 AVILAS THE ROUGE 6160         1   0  0    13       THE FORSAKEN FEW (627)
-RAZORED SWINGS 6110           1   4  0     7       DEVIL'S PLAYGROUND (612)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ALBERT 6151             1  4 0 AIMER'S INC 626      HAZEL NUTTE 6136      721  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Misdiagnosis -- Those pain killers you prescribed don't have much value when used
against weak, namby-pamby, limp-wristed opponents.  Hence, I didn't use 'em against
you.  My beautifully intact gold-plating was plenty sufficient. -- Goldplated

Punny Aminals -- Top point-gainer!  Hubba, hubba. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Moonsinger -- You fought like a million dollars; I, on the other hand, fought like a
mere dubloon.  Kudos!  I bow to my better. -- Gold Dubloon

Black Indekker -- Little can I say except, ho hum. -- Golden Flash

Dangerous Criminal -- Well, I know you were caught, but you were probably better at
your former job. -- Golden Girl
P.S.  But thanks for being my cannon fodder.

The ides of June are ere upon us, and the ides of July are nary far away.  See you in
Orlando. -- Midas

Evebringer -- The more I think about it, the more I realize that I don't want to ever
get hit by you. -- Well Don

Misdiagnosis -- I'm ready for a rematch. -- Well Don

Goldplated -- Hey now!  Don't be dragging me into this. -- Well Don
P.S.  Congrats on getting your throne back.  And keeping it.

Midas -- True, the golden-haired Southern bimbos are absolutely peaches, but the
sultry brunettes are good, too.  And the fiery redheads!  In fact, all of them,
provided they have hair. -- Black Indekker, not fond of the bald bimbos

Ashton -- You should probably have brought more experience to the fight. -- Hazel
Nutte

Golden Flash -- I wish you wouldn't flash at ME.  I get so involved trying to find
out what there is to see--it's, um, subtle--that I forget to defend myself. -- Black
Indekker

Abel -- Bad luck for you, good luck for me.  If there has to be luck involved, I want
the good stuff, okay? -- Whip Sawyer

Aaron -- What is it with you aimers?  Are you out to be gotten by us? -- Hori Bull

The Peristent Beggar thought he could sit around and nag at ME!  Ha! -- Sofa'yam

Goldplated -- Very amusing.  I'd take offense, but my pay rating is orders of
magnitudes above yours.  I can get pure gold, not just gold plated!  In the meantime,
enjoy your victories. -- Misdiagnosis

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDPLATED unbelievably bested MISDIAGNOSIS in a 7 minute Challenge Title fight.
GOLDEN GLOBE overcame MOONSINGER in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
TEETER-SLAUGHTER devastated BLACK INDEKKER in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
AARON subdued HAZEL NUTTE in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
ASHTON devastated SOFA'YAM in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WELL DON devastated EVEBRINGER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GOLDEN GIRL handily defeated HORI BULL in a 1 minute uneven fight.
WHIP SAWYER was vanquished by ABEL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
AVILAS THE ROUGE vanquished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ARCANUS DARKSTAR vanquished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 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                  5         AIMED BLOW        22 -  14 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   6 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  18 -  1      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  12 -  2      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   9 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 723 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         4 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         6  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDPLATED 5929            32  15  0  128 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
PARRY-STRIKE     WELL DON 6079              12   2  0  119 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
STRIKING ATTACK  MISDIAGNOSIS 5644           7   4  0  102 BASH BROS. DOCTOR (583)
SLASHING ATTACK  EVEBRINGER 6066            13  10  1   84 SHADOWMONGERS (618)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MISDIAGNOSIS 5644.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MISDIAGNOSIS 5644.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
TEETER-SLAUGHTER 6004, GOLDPLATED 5929, GOLDEN GLOBE 6047, AARON 6148, ASHTON 6157, 
WELL DON 6079, GOLDEN GIRL 6132, ABEL 6147, AVILAS THE ROUGE 6160, and MOONSINGER 
6064.

The least popular fighter this week was WHIP SAWYER 6126.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HORI BULL 6076, EVEBRINGER 6066, SOFA'YAM 6128, HAZEL NUTTE 
6136, BLACK INDEKKER 6069, ARCANUS DARKSTAR 6162, MOONSINGER 6064, AVILAS THE ROUGE 
6160, ABEL 6147, and GOLDEN GIRL 6132.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

            R BAGGIO (17-4867) ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407) 
           BEAST CRAG (50-3222) PHILANTHROPISTS (353) 
        LAR'EH WALKER (60-5825) INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348) 
           ZEBRA (82-31553) MY FAVORITE ANIMAL (5199) 
        JOHN MCKINNEY (82-48893) MEDAL OF HONOR D2 (8226) 
          SEBASTIAN (82-15919) THE INQUISITION V (2401)
          GRAVE ROBBER (84-5984) DUNGEON CELL 32 (1129) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes