DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/19/2013    Duedate: 11/01/2013

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-732

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN GIRL
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-6132) [12-3-1,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WELL DON                       MATTHILDA
GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)        KHORS PRAETORIANS IV (616)
(16-6079) [18-2-0,179]         (16-6034) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BLACK INDEKKER                 GOLDEN GLOBE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-6069) [12-21-1,58]         (16-6047) [20-10-1,90]

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)           31
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     24      GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
3. KHORS PRAETORIANS IV (616)  11      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          8
5. PANDORA'S CARDS (585)        3KHORS PRAETORIANS IV (616)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (616)   2   0  0  100   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  5 0
 2/ 0 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   18   8  0 69.2   2/ 1 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  6  4 1
 3/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  857 400 21 68.2   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  9 0
 4/ 2 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  20  15  1 57.1   4/ 4 AIMER'S INC (626)         5  5 0
 5/ 3 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     26  22  3 54.2   5/ 5 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       3  3 0
 6/ 4 AIMER'S INC (626)         28  29  1 49.1   6/ 6 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     3  6 0
 7/ 5 SHADOWMONGERS (618)       41  46  1 47.1   7/ 0*KHORS PRAETORIANS  (616)  1  0 0
 8/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      895 %1158 28 43.6   8/ 0 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)   1  0 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 733): ODDLY ELEGANT of DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 735): GHOST of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 700): TOOTH FOOT of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 729): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 731): 56TH AND WABASHA of BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 722): GABOGOOL of STORMY'S TROOPERS I (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 723): NEWT ROCKNE of MAN OR BEAST? (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 720): HOPE'S END of THE GUILD (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 717): FRANK WHITE of B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 714): KURELLEU ZIEN of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 706): DIERDRIE of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 664): HALFTIME of EPIC RAP (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 596): DROXINE of TREXTRAS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 581): SISTER MOON of DREAMTIME (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 563): STORMCROWE PIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 557): LORAND TEN SORN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 518): GEORGE WHALEN of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 513): NAREEN of FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 504): RIB IAYE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 621): BILBO BAGGINNI of MIDDLE ITALY (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 733): QUEEN (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 735): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 700): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 729): BLIND MELON (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 731): BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 722): A UNIT (Padre, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 723): VISIONS V2 (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 720): SHADOWMIST (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 717): B.I.G. (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 714): OBSIDIAN HALL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 706): SOUND (Trim, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 664): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): NUKE TEST (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 320): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 596): MEDAL OF HONOR A11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 581): MEDAL OF HONOR B11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 563): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 557): MEDAL OF HONOR C11 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 518): TOLBINS LADIES (Tolbin, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 513): FALSE OVERTURES (Guido, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 504): MEDAL OF HONOR Z2 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 621): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 734): MUD MUD FROG of KAOS FROGS (Grimm, mgr.)
                           PROCLUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 700): TOOTH FOOT of 7TH SANCTUM (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 729): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 721): DEBRA ELSITH of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 663): MARCO THE KNIFE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 563): STORMCROWE PIE of SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 518): GEORGE WHALEN of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, mgr.)
                  (turn 517): GEORGE PETERSON of MEDAL OF HONOR (The Anarchist, 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 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS was 
unseated this week as GOLDEN GLADIATORS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-1-0 record for the round.  AXTON caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested SOFA'YAM and was awarded 13 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JACK OF HEARTS put down ACE OF 
CUPS, causing him 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 56TH AND WABASHA himself.  Who here was not present for the title fight 
this week as GOLDEN GIRL boldly challenged 56TH AND WABASHA in order to strive for 
the Duelmasters honors?  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All 
hail GOLDEN GIRL, Duelmaster of WILLAF!  Informants "close" to the city champion have 
told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In WILLAF "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the 
names of thy guilds is SHADOWMONGERS, 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 SHADOWMONGERS.  Indeed it was GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  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!  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  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                  
 GOLDEN GIRL 6132             12   3  1   114       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WELL DON 6079                18   2  0   179       GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOBE 6047            20  10  1    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 MOONSINGER 6064              15  17  0    90       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 56TH AND WABASHA 6042         8   1  1    90       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 EVEBRINGER 6066              16  16  1    81       SHADOWMONGERS (618)
 HORI BULL 6076               11  19  0    73       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDEN FLASH 6061            18  10  0    70       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 JUDGEMENT 5665               11   3  0    68       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASHTON 6157                   6   3  0    64       AIMER'S INC (626)
 JACK OF HEARTS 5963           6   2  0    61       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLACK INDEKKER 6069          12  21  1    58       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHIP SAWYER 6126             12  11  0    55       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ACE OF CUPS 5663              7   6  3    49       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 ABEL 6147                     6   6  0    41       AIMER'S INC (626)
 HAZEL NUTTE 6136              8  11  2    39       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                 6  16  0    34       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AARON 6148                    5   7  0    30       AIMER'S INC (626)
 AXTON 6165                    3   2  0    30       AIMER'S INC (626)
 GOLDFINCH 6183                2   0  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ARRGH 6185                    2   0  0    24       AIMER'S INC (626)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-THE HIEROPHANT 5702           1   0  0    21       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 MATTHILDA 6034                2   0  0    20       KHORS PRAETORIANS IV (616)
-EARLY ONE MORNING 6010        1   0  0    19       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 DELACROIX 6137                2   1  0    15       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 LITTLE RED BIKE 6041          3   3  0    12       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 GOLDEN GLOVES 6173            2   3  0     9       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DAVE 6187               0  1 0 PANDORA'S CARDS 585  HIGH ELF              732  NONE
TEN OF SWORDS 5664      4  4 0 PANDORA'S CARDS 585  56TH AND WABASHA 6042 730   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well done, 56th And Wabash.  It hurt, but it was an honor to lose to such a
sandbagged godling.  The best rise to the top. -- Golden Globe

Now to figure out how I am going to get 3 more PPs.... -- Golden Globe

Yes, a salute to Blood On The Track's 56th And Wabash, Duelmaster of Willaf.  Such a
golden warrior is he! -- Midas

Persistent Beggar?  I surely needed that.  Yes! -- Golden Gloves

Hori Bull -- You were a gift from the gods--the Match Up Gods.  Long live the MUGs.
-- Golden Girl

Everbringer -- I felt like you had me on the chopping block!  Slash; ouch.  Slash;
Ouch.  Slash, oweeeee!  Well done.  I did appreciate the teaching, though.  That one
skill you showed me, raised my skill learn rate to 0.40!  Midas would be proud.
(blushing) -- Golden Flash (full of flash and not much else)

Little Red Bike -- How'd I do that with all your skill and experience?  Yes!  But all
you could teach me was one little decise skill?  Am I a decise-fave? -- Goldfinch
(flitting away, bubbling with excitement)

Good luck to all Willavians in The Mailer.  May your results be golden and bring
aclaim to yourselves and our fair city. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Help!  I need new and different "gold" (Gold or Golden in the title) names.  Any
ideas, however common or unusual would be greatly appreciated.  I would shower you
with golden thanks. -- Midas

     You could re-use some who have died, couldn't you?

Golden Girl -- Ah, the pleasures of a Blonde Bimbo!  Worth every overpowering minute.
-- Hori Bull

Ace of Cups -- It was the fish that put me off. -- Black Indekker

Judgement -- Handily?  It wasn't handy for ME. -- Hazel Nutte

Jack of Hearts -- I've never been lucky with jacks.  As for hearts... maybe I need to
do some cardio? -- Sofa'yam
P.S.  But it sounds exhausting.

Ah, the Userous Merchant.  A pleasure to deal with him. -- Whip Sawyer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAVE was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GOLDEN GIRL vanquished 56TH AND WABASHA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title battle.
GOLDEN GLOBE savagely defeated EVEBRINGER in a 2 minute expert's Challenge fight.
WELL DON devastated HORI BULL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MOONSINGER demolished BLACK INDEKKER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JUDGEMENT defeated ABEL in a exciting 1 minute struggle.
ACE OF CUPS was bested by JACK OF HEARTS in a 3 minute competition.
ASHTON defeated HAZEL NUTTE in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
WHIP SAWYER won victory over AARON in a 2 minute duel.
SOFA'YAM was viciously subdued by AXTON in a crowd boring 6 minute gruesome fight.
LITTLE RED BIKE was defeated by GOLDFINCH in a 2 minute brutal fight.
DELACROIX was unbelievably bested by ARRGH in a 3 minute brutal novice's bout.
MATTHILDA subdued GOLDEN GLOVES in a 2 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       9         AIMED BLOW        30 -  14 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK     2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  14 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 732 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN GIRL 6132           12   3  1  114 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
PARRY-STRIKE     WELL DON 6079              18   2  0  179 GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)
AIMED BLOW       56TH AND WABASHA 6042       8   1  1   90 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    WHIP SAWYER 6126           12  11  0   55 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      ACE OF CUPS 5663            7   6  3   49 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BLACK INDEKKER 6069.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDEN GLOBE 6047.  The ten other most popular fighters were JACK OF HEARTS 
5963, DELACROIX 6137, GOLDEN GIRL 6132, MOONSINGER 6064, JUDGEMENT 5665, ASHTON 6157, 
WHIP SAWYER 6126, GOLDFINCH 6183, MATTHILDA 6034, and WELL DON 6079.

The least popular fighter this week was SOFA'YAM 6128.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were LITTLE RED BIKE 6041, HORI BULL 6076, EVEBRINGER 6066, 56TH AND WABASHA 
6042, DAVE 6187, ARRGH 6185, HAZEL NUTTE 6136, ACE OF CUPS 5663, ABEL 6147, and BLACK 
INDEKKER 6069.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

WELL DON (16-6079) GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (620)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY LIII

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
VERTIGO 5544 (42-31-0)                13  2  0         DRAGON'S GUARD       
MANAGER TC'S 4885 (16-17-0)            7  3  1         IT'S JUST WRONG      

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DARLING TATIANA 5052 (30-22-0)         3  3  0         ARCHERS OF LOAF      
ARGINASE 4137 (15-10-2)                0  3  0         ENZYMES              

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS 4331 (42-15-0)       4  3  0         GOLDEN GLADIATORS    

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MORA 5949 (10-5-0)                     0  3  0         SERPENTS HOLD 114    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INKED UP 6118 (3-0-0)                  6  3  0         TALON'S TERRORS      
ABEL 6147 (5-3-0)                      2  3  0         AIMER'S INC          
ASHTON 6157 (3-2-0)                    1  3  0         AIMER'S INC          
AARON 6148 (4-4-0)                     0  3  0         AIMER'S INC          

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AXTON 6165 (1-0-0)                     1  3  0         AIMER'S INC          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TINKER TALON 6134 (0-0-0)              5  3  1         TALON'S TERRORS