DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/21/2015    Duedate: 04/03/2015

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-769

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PAPA'S BANKBOOK
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
(16-6250) [13-7-1,124]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PAPA'S BANKBOOK                SYLKE
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)      FANGDOR HOLD (633)
(16-6250) [13-7-1,124]         (16-6221) [1-1-0,18]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHIP SAWYER                    30 DAYS
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
(16-6126) [16-44-0,92]         (16-6369) [1-0-0,11]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     45
2. CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)        33      ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
3. BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)   16      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         10
5. ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)        3      FANGDOR HOLD (633)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)      9   4  0 69.2   1/ 3 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609)  8  2 0
 2/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  940 449 24 67.7   2/ 1 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)      8  5 0
 3- 4*SPEED DEMONS (624)         4   2  0 66.7   3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  4 0
 4/ 5 BLOOD ON THE TRACK (609) 106  79  7 57.3   4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       3 12 0
 5- 6*GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)    2   2  0 50.0   5- 6*SPEED DEMONS (624)        2  0 0
 6/ 1*FANGDOR HOLD (633)         2   2  0 50.0   6/ 5*FANGDOR HOLD (633)        2  2 0
 7- 7*BLACK COLOSSUS (637)       1   1  0 50.0   7- 7*GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)   1  1 0
 8/ 8 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)      30  31  3 49.2   8- 9*MENTORS RESTORE (634)     1  3 0
 9/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      946 %1288 29 42.3   9-10*IDIOT'S INC (646)         1  3 0
10-10*IDIOT'S INC (646)          1   6  0 14.3  10/ 8 ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)     0  3 0
11-11*MENTORS RESTORE (634)      1   7  0 12.5  11-11*BLACK COLOSSUS (637)      0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Moonjumper faced her teammates--her lip curled at that identification.  In her 
time, there had been fighters among the Punny Aminals.  These didn't look much like 
fighters.  The presence of Fool's Gold behind her, solid as a wall, was comforting.  
HE was a warrior.
     She stared at Whip Sawyer until he looked away.  "You want to rebel, secede from
the Empire?  Tell me, boy, what will you do if you SUCCEED?  How will you preserve
what you've gained?  What form of government do you propose to adopt?"
     "It's too early yet to think about that stuff," the young gladiator protested.
Well, maybe not so young, but to her he looked like a fuzz-faced boy.
     "It's never too early to think," she said sternly.  "A leader must look beyond
'what happens now' and figure out what happens NEXT.  And what if your proposed
rebellion fails.  It might, you know, and then what?"
     "We're gladiators!  The local government can't touch us without applying to the
Grey Witch, and SHE will protect us--"
     "If you incite a rebellion, the whole province will be involved, tens of
thousands of ordinary people.  The Grey Witch won't protect THEM."  Ah, at least the
boy had the grace to look surprised and worried about that.  Maybe he was only
thoughtless and not cold-hearted.
     "But things are wrong, bad wrong," he protested.  "We have to do something!"
     "Think before you act, Whip.  Find out what, exactly, is wrong, make a plan for
dealing with, and then come to me.  And clean up this guildhouse!"

                                      SPY REPORT

     Ready for some action-packed adventure, some thrills, chills and spills?  Well 
fergit it, cause this is the Spyreport for WILLAF.  Too bad, CHUCKS' PINUPS, but 
BLOOD ON THE TRACKS was just too good to be stopped.  Cut this out and put it in your 
scrapbooks, GOLDEN GLADIATORS!  'Cause they got 4-1-0 and moved up to 3rd!  MVP award 
for GOLD FUTURES?  GOLDEN GLADIATORS' proud of him after beating ALDGAR and getting 
16 points.  This Duelmaster is like something else!  PAPA'S BANKBOOK stopped GOLDEN 
TONGUE dead in hers tracks!  I hear the top team insists all their warriors get nine 
hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  BLOOD ON THE 
TRACKS was WILLAF's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some 
deep dark secret why GOLDEN GLADIATORS' been avoiding BLOOD ON THE TRACKS 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?  See if I 
ever talk to TEMPEST STORM again!  WHIP SAWYER was so low when She challenged she.  
Hhmph!  Is this how CHUCKS' PINUPS advances, by having their members (TEMPEST STORM) 
fight people that are really below them (WHIP SAWYER)?  Speaking of challenging 27 
points above did you hear about GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA of CHUCKS' PINUPS vs. PUNNY 
AMINALS' SOFA'YAM?  (And how was that intro!) GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA was so studly out 
there in the sands!  Beating SOFA'YAM and getting 25 points.  CHUCKS' PINUPS must be 
proud, for sure!  OLD CANAL must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  
He challenged GOLD PIECE.  11 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) 
I thought OLD CANAL showed great skill and promise when he was bested by GOLD PIECE.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys 
can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250         13   7  1   124       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARLY ONE MORNING 6010       24   9  0   118       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
 TEMPEST STORM 6200            8   3  0   113       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIGHTEOUS 6238                8   4  0   101       ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
 GOLDEN GLOVES 6173           19  13  2    95       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 WHIP SAWYER 6126             16  44  0    92       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN TONGUE 6259           15   7  1    90       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SOFA'YAM 6128                15  44  0    89       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248        7   5  1    86       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VEYRON 6122                   4   2  0    61       SPEED DEMONS (624)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AUDREY HEPBURN 6202           8   3  0    51       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
-TRAMP BACKSTOP 6362           2   2  0    35       GLORIOUS TEAM #16 (647)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CARMEN MIRANDA 6343           3   1  0    33       CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
 GOLD PIECE 6344               5   3  0    32       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BUM BULL 6334                 5   7  1    28       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 NOTTON D'BALL 6332            6   7  0    25       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD CANAL 6337                6   3  0    22       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
-MANA 6352                     1   0  0    19       MENTORS RESTORE (634)
 SYLKE 6221                    1   1  0    18       FANGDOR HOLD (633)
 GOLD FUTURES 6380             1   0  0    16       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 30 DAYS 6369                  1   0  0    11       BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
-GLORY 6236                    1   0  0    10       ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
 GOLD-DIGGER 6379              1   0  0    10       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 N. O. PUNDY 6367              1   3  0     6       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-DINA TITUS 6358               1   2  0     5       IDIOT'S INC (646)
 ALDGAR 6224                   1   1  0     4       FANGDOR HOLD (633)
-TWO 6267                      1   1  0     4       BLACK COLOSSUS (637)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
HOMEMADE DRESS 6269    14  6 1 BLOOD ON THE TRA 609 GOLDEN GLOVES 6173    765  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Papas Bankbook, Duelmaster. -- Midas (jealous of the DM and the bankbook)

Papas Bankbook -- You were too good for me.  I'd like to think you bought that Title
with your massive bankbook, but....  Salute. -- Golden Tongue

Veteran Mercenary -- I may have won, but I am beginning to feel more veteran than
you! -- Golden Gloves

Audrey Hepburn -- Well, you certainly aren't my type. -- Gold Piece

Hey, save a spot for me.  I wanna tussle. -- Gold Digger

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Gold. -- Midas

One-four, but at least the win was mine.  And I enjoyed "devastating" Gina
Lollobrigida.  Even though she's getting a little long in the teeth.  Ah, her teeth
ARE looking long....  She isn't turning into a vampire, is she?  That would take a
lot of the fun out it. -- Whip Sawyer, suddenly suspicious.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RIGHTEOUS was unbelievably bested by EARLY ONE MORNING in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
TEMPEST STORM overcame WHIP SAWYER in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge match.
GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA devastated SOFA'YAM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
OLD CANAL was outlasted by GOLD PIECE in a unpopular 14 minute bloody Challenge match.
PAPA'S BANKBOOK won victory over GOLDEN TONGUE in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
GOLDEN GLOVES overpowered VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
AUDREY HEPBURN handily defeated NOTTON D'BALL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SYLKE lost to BUM BULL in a popular 6 minute gruesome duel.
ALDGAR was vanquished by GOLD FUTURES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
N. O. PUNDY was savagely defeated by 30 DAYS in a popular 7 minute novice's melee.
GOLD-DIGGER subdued PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        24 -  15 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  23 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  2      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 769 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     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250       13   7  1  124 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
TOTAL PARRY      EARLY ONE MORNING 6010     24   9  0  118 BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)
LUNGING ATTACK   TEMPEST STORM 6200          8   3  0  113 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
BASHING ATTACK   RIGHTEOUS 6238              8   4  0  101 ANGELIC KNIGHTS (635)
SLASHING ATTACK  GOLDEN GLOVES 6173         19  13  2   95 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN TONGUE 6259         15   7  1   90 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       AUDREY HEPBURN 6202         8   3  0   51 CHUCKS' PINUPS (631)
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 30 DAYS 6369.  The ten other most popular fighters were RIGHTEOUS 6238, BUM 
BULL 6334, EARLY ONE MORNING 6010, GINA LOLLOBRIGIDA 6248, GOLDEN GLOVES 6173, AUDREY 
HEPBURN 6202, TEMPEST STORM 6200, WHIP SAWYER 6126, PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250, and GOLD 
FUTURES 6380.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLD PIECE 6344.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were OLD CANAL 6337, N. O. PUNDY 6367, SYLKE 6221, ALDGAR 6224, NOTTON 
D'BALL 6332, SOFA'YAM 6128, GOLD-DIGGER 6379, GOLDEN TONGUE 6259, GOLD FUTURES 6380, 
and PAPA'S BANKBOOK 6250.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

EARLY ONE MORNING (16-6010) BLOOD ON THE TRACKS (609)

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

Our summer FTF will be held in Newark, New Jersey, July 17-19, 2015.  It will be held 
at the Doubletree Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey (800-222-TREE (8733)).  
Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and 
business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Self-parking is $8.  
The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF55-Newark

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI