DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2015    Duedate: 01/23/2015

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-764

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN FLASH
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-6061) [33-15-0,126]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN FLASH                   POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        
(16-6061) [33-15-0,126]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIP SAWYER                    GOLDEN TONGUE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-6126) [15-40-0,96]         (16-6259) [12-5-1,96]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)   22
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         12      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)    -30      Unchartered Team

                                       MILLENIUM ONE (378)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  925 443 23 67.6   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  12  2 0
 2/ 2 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  95  72  7 56.9   2/ 2 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  9  4 1
 3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      941 %1269 29 42.6   3/ 3 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4 11 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "A broomstick?"  Whip Sawyer put down the newsletter he was reading and looked
around at his teammates.  "What's a broomstick got to do with anything?  He can't be
sweeping clean, becuase he isn't a NEW broom up there."
     "Title hog," Rusty Neals growled.
     "It means he's a witch," Sofa'yam said.  He sounded uncertain.  "But guys aren't
witches, are they?  And even if they are, do they ride broomsticks?"
     Notton D'Ball blinked at them and looked at his own copy of the newsletter.
"Who's King Wencelsas?  Have we seceded from the Karnhorn Empire?  Won't that mean
trouble?"
     "I don't know who Wenceslas is," Whip answered, "but I wouldn't MIND seceding,
you know?  And with winter just setting in, we've got at least a couple of months
before a serious civil war can break out."  He frowned at the far wall without seeing
it.  "Unless they use magic.  I s'pose they might."
     In a far corner, the youngest and least-regarded member of the team looked up.
"Are you thinking of SUPPORTING a civil war?" he demanded incredulously.
     "Maybe," Whip said.  "What's the Satrap ever done for us?"
     "It's all piffle," Rusty countered.  "This whole King Whosislost and all.  Just
something Flash made up, and then YOU are making up a bunch more stuff on top of it--
piffle.  Just words.  Not real."
     "Everything STARTS with words," Whip said.  "It's what people DO with them that
makes the real or nonsense.  We should find this Good King Wenceslas."

On the edge of the mesa west of Willaf--
     A doorway shimmered into existence, then settled into place against the stone of
the cliff.  Opened.
     A man stepped up to the threshold, and looked out, huddled in his fur-lined
robe.  "What gods-forsaken place is this?"

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     What is this?  Number 8?  Many, many, many.  I kinda like being Mighty Many
Duelmaster Golden Flash.  I do.
     Maybe I will graduate soon?  Maybe Goldfinch will beat me to it?  I don't think
The Commission likes me.  Somebody told me they weren't into flashing.  Their loss!
     2014 is basically over.  It was the year of Golden Flash.  Believe it.
                           Golden Flash DMVIII

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for WILLAF.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, BLOOD ON THE TRACKS!  'Cause they got 3-1-1 and moved up to 2nd!  MVP 
award for NOTTON D'BALL?  PUNNY AMINALS' proud of him after beating AMBITIOUS GUARD 
and getting 19 points.  Talk about yer big time losers!  HOMEMADE DRESS got smashed 
by GOLDEN TONGUE, and lost 5 points!  The Duelmaster isn't going to stop just cause 
he's Number One!  WHIP SAWYER knows this.  He was challenged by the Duelmaster.  
Don't you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think GOLDEN FLASH should let WHIP 
SAWYER be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  CHUCKS' PINUPS was the most avoided team.  Is a 
13-25-2 record really that scary?  Is there some deep dark secret why GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS' been avoiding CHUCKS' PINUPS so much?  Or is it just that they're too 
scared?  Can PUNNY AMINALS' WHIP SAWYER be more popular than me?  He was challenged 
the most, but is that really the same?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bunch of heartless!  I couldn't 
believe how many people were snickering when PAPA'S BANKBOOK killed RUSTY NEALES.  So 
he had a 4-11-0, that's no excuse!  That was so totally rude when PAPA'S BANKBOOK 
wasted RUSTY NEALES.  I think all you warriors in WILLAF should gang up on BLOOD ON 
THE TRACKS!  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear from you? 
Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  Remember 
you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN FLASH 6061            33  15  0   126       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN GLOVES 6173           15  12  1   114       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 EARLY ONE MORNING 6010       21   7  0   107       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 WHIP SAWYER 6126             15  40  0    96       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN TONGUE 6259           12   5  1    96       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDFINCH 6183               15   4  0    95       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOMEMADE DRESS 6269          14   5  1    82       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                14  40  0    82       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250          9   6  1    59       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOTTON D'BALL 6332            6   2  0    43       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD PIECE 6344               3   0  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD CANAL 6337                3   1  0    20       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 BUM BULL 6334                 3   4  1    14       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RUSTY NEALES 6289       4 11 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305    PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250  764   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Oh, my!  Golden?  4-1 and Golden Tongue slipped.  A good day. -- Midas, Golden
Gladiators

Early One Morning -- I guess being a night owl did not help at all.  I challenged and
I couldn't get it done.  A salute to you. -- Golden Tongue

Veteran Merc -- I enjoyed every single minute of our bout.  Oh, it was only one
minute?  Well, good luck, and I hope you arise to fight again. -- Golden Gloves

Whip Sawyer -- You appear to be my go to guy? -- Golden Flash, Duelmaster

Old Canal -- If I'd have known you were that old and crusty, I might not have stepped
in.  But like the rest of Midas's crew, I do anything for a win. -- Gold Piece

M. Chardinee -- Tweedle de dee. -- Goldfinch (Feeling quite proud, thank you.

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Gold. -- Midas

Two-three for us, and Bum Bull LOST to an Embezzling Scribe?  That's disgusting.  You
have to wonder about someone who can lose to an Embezzling Scribe. -- Whip Sawyer

Whip -- I planned that loss; it's part of a long-term strategy.  Besides, you have to
respect someone with the courage to embezzle from the Userous Merchant. -- Bum Bull

Bum -- Don't tell me I have to respect this Cult Member.  He's a nasty piece of
business. -- Notton D'Ball

Midas and Howlin' Wolf -- This little bit of a spotlight is an attempt to turn over a
new (old) leaf here, and your assistance would be welcome. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDEN FLASH devastated WHIP SAWYER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
GOLDEN TONGUE won victory over HOMEMADE DRESS in a 2 minute Challenge battle.
GOLDEN GLOVES handily defeated SOFA'YAM in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GOLDFINCH was unbelievably bested by EARLY ONE MORNING in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
PAPA'S BANKBOOK assassinated RUSTY NEALES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
NOTTON D'BALL vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
BUM BULL was bested by OLD CANAL in a 1 minute competition.
GOLD PIECE defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 4 minute beginner's melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  2      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  10 -  1      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  19 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  2      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  11 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  15 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 764 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN FLASH 6061          33  15  0  126 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  GOLDEN GLOVES 6173         15  12  1  114 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN TONGUE 6259         12   5  1   96 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       GOLDFINCH 6183             15   4  0   95 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
WALL OF STEEL    PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250        9   6  1   59 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHIP SAWYER 6126.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GOLDEN TONGUE 6259.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHIP SAWYER 
6126, GOLDFINCH 6183, NOTTON D'BALL 6332, GOLDEN GLOVES 6173, EARLY ONE MORNING 6010, 
PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250, RUSTY NEALES 6289, OLD CANAL 6337, GOLD PIECE 6344, and GOLDEN 
FLASH 6061.

The least popular fighter this week was BUM BULL 6334.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SOFA'YAM 6128, HOMEMADE DRESS 6269, GOLDEN FLASH 6061, GOLD PIECE 6344, 
OLD CANAL 6337, RUSTY NEALES 6289, PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250, EARLY ONE MORNING 6010, 
GOLDEN GLOVES 6173, and NOTTON D'BALL 6332.