DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/02/2004    Duedate: 10/15/2004

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ORAN JI
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5299) [18-12-1,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ORAN JI                        POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            
(16-5299) [18-12-1,109]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PEACH NUTT                     PEACH NUTT
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5298) [16-14-2,97]         (16-5298) [16-14-2,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ARENA FELINES (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THUNDER CLAP (543)          41
2. ARENA FELINES (452)         38      ARENA FELINES (452)
3. ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)        6      Unchartered Team
4. AFFILIATED DEATH (560)       5
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          3      FORGOTTEN (516)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 ARENA FELINES (452)      113  79  7 58.9   1/ 1 ARENA FELINES (452)       9  6 1
 2- 3 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     48  34  1 58.5   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 0
 3- 4*FUNKY FOLK II (565)        4   4  1 50.0   3- 3*FUNKY FOLK II (565)       3  3 1
 4- 5 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   70  72  7 49.3   4/ 6 THUNDER CLAP (543)        3  8 2
 5/ 7 ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)     30  37  2 44.8   5- 4 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     2  0 0
 6/ 8 THUNDER CLAP (543)        37  52  3 41.6   6/ 9 ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)     1  0 0
 7/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      382 557 15 40.7   7- 5 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   1  3 0
 8/ 0 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    14  43  5 24.6   8/ 0 AFFILIATED DEATH (560)    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

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Punny Animals ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     "He's a thief," O. Fish said.  "We should beat him up.  He deserves to be--"
     "He says he is not a thief," Peach Nutt said.
     "Of course he says that!  He's a slave, isn't he?  They always lie."
     "And sometimes they're framed.  Who else could have taken the money?"
     "Why do we care, Peach?" Oran Ji asked.
     "Somebody's got to!  Lots of people already think Kjarran is a god of injustice,
and if we let things like this happen, people thrown into prison or the arena on
accusations that are unproven and unchallenged, we're just confirming it!"
     "But who cares what foreigners think?"  O. Fish shook his head.  "The Embezzling
Scribe is just a slave, anyway.  He doesn't matter."  His eyes narrowed.  "Or are you
one of those soft Jaydeite heretics?"
     "It could be...dangerous to ask questions in this case," Oran Ji said.  "He was
accused by Lord Zakarin."
     "Zakarin's a big noise in the province," O. Fish agreed.  "He wouldn't make a
mistake--"
     "He might if the only other suspect was his nephew," Peach Nutt said.  "His
nephew Khorvaz was in charge of the office where this scribe worked.  He'd be the one
who actually handled the money there."
     "All the more reason to stay out of it," Oran Ji said.  "We don't want to get on
the wrong side of Zakarin for a mere scribe!"
     "It's a matter of principle," Peach Nutt said.  Her teammates groaned in unison.
Peach Nutt on the subject of principle was not someone they wanted to argue with.
"Besides, Zakarin is working his way closer to the Kaliv--"
     Oran Ji looked up.  "How do you know?"
     "I have an aunt who works in the palace," Justa Fox said.  O. Fish and Oran Ji
jumped a little, having forgotten, or not realized, that she was present.  "My aunt
says Zakarin is spending more and more time with the Kaliv and his advisors, and
lately, more with the Kaliv and less with the advisors."
     "And do we want someone who would lie and sacrifice others for thieving nephew
to have the ear of the Kaliv?" Peach Nutt said.  "What if he decides one of us, or
someone we know personally, is inconvenient--or simply a suitable scapegoat?  A
dishonest man in power...."
     Oran Ji groaned.  "You've already decided we're going to do this.  Whatever it
is you have in mind.  Haven't you?"
     "Yes.  The easiest way to clear the scribe is to find out who DID take the money
and prove it beyond all doubt."
     "I'm rotten with numbers," Oran Ji said.
     "We won't need to audit the books of that office," Peach Nutt said.  She smiled
a little.  "Khorvaz has been losing money at the Fountain of Three Moons.  Worst
gambler I ever saw!  And the only money he's got is what he earns working for his
uncle.  He's way over his head, and way into debt.  We just need to make him see that
talking to us is the least dangerous course open to him."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Duel2Dude!  This is an honor, even if it came to me backhanded, as it were,
because so many teams and warriors have, once again, gone inactive.  Timing for the
tourney, I suppose, but it still is a sad thing to see.

                                      Oran Ji

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's 
that for a perceptive observation?) as ABSTRACT DEMONS can attest...  Practice pays 
for FRIDAY, who pummelled EMBEZZLING SCRIBE, to pocket 21 points.  A certain someone 
should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 12 points to CAT MAN 
DO.  (Discrete enough, O. PUN PLEEZJ?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by CAT MAN DON'T, of ARENA FELINES, who despite a 9-3-1 couldn't 
overcome WILLAF's Number 1.  Word has it one team in WILLAF is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, O. PUN PLEEZJ is the most challenged 
warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Those who owe BENMAR of THUNDER CLAP money and had written him off, take note: 
he'S BACK FROM THE DARK ARENA!!!  AND he'S MAD!!!  Justice was served as ORAN JI 
fought CAT MAN DON'T in bloodfeud.  Well done, PUNNY AMINALS!  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in WILLAF is the highlight of my life.  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                  
 ORAN JI 5299                 18  12  1   109       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PERSIFLAGE 4219              24   9  0   102       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 PEACH NUTT 5298              16  14  2    97       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT MAN DO 4901              10   8  0    90       ARENA FELINES (452)
 FELIX 4413                   21  17  1    87       ARENA FELINES (452)
-SULLY 4344                   12   6  0    84       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-KORE SURYA 4232              13  16  2    76       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 CAT MAN DON'T 5041            9   3  1    76       ARENA FELINES (452)
 O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113           13  34  0    73       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-QUARTERMASTER 4477            5   0  0    66       SAILS OF CHARON (419)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENMAR 5227                   7  11  1    54       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 FLUFFY 5060                   8   2  0    51       ARENA FELINES (452)
-LAYETTE 4225                  4   2  0    41       SAILS OF CHARON (419)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           4   2  0    28       ARENA FELINES (452)
-CHAMBERS 5406                 3   3  0    28       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
 O. FISH 5482                  2   0  0    26       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-HUSAM AL DIN 4422             5   9  0    24       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-MILDEW 5431                   3   0  0    24       ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIVER 5427                   3   0  0    21       ABSTRACT DEMONS (561)
 FRIDAY 5479                   1   0  1    21       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-BRASS-EYE 5400                1   1  1    19       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-MAINSTREAM 5403               1   0  0    15       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-CARRIE OAKEY 5469             1   0  1    14       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-GATEWAY 5401                  1   0  0    11       AFFILIATED DEATH (560)
-MARI ACHIE 5471               1   0  0     7       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
-BARNACLE 4339                 1   0  0     6       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
 JUSTAFOX 5481                 1   1  0     4       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-APRIL FOOLS 5476              1   1  0     4       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-TESS TOSTERONE 5475           0   2  0     2       FUNKY FOLK II (565)
 SPLASH 5480                   0   1  0     1       THUNDER CLAP (543)
 HEC-TOR 5478                  0   1  0     1       THUNDER CLAP (543)
-PETTIFOGGER 5473              0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 521  0  1 0   1                   FRIDAY 5479           496 NONE    
SWIPE 5474             0  1 0 AFFILIATED DEATH 560  MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    496 NONE    
BLACK ORC 536          0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BENMAR 5227           496 NONE    
LITTLE DIPPER 5422     9  4 1 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CAT MAN DON'T 5041    494 JUST REV
PHILODENDRON 5465      1  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     CARRIE OAKEY 5469     494         
MALVO 5371             6  5 0 THUNDER CLAP 543      KORE SURYA 4232       493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, if I've gotta fight a standby, I guess I've gotta, and at least I have a
victory over the Khalhums Dwarf to show for it, and two skills.  As standbys go, the
Khalhums Dwarf is a toughie. -- Oran Ji

Cat Man Do -- Not today you don't! -- O. Pun Pleezj

Felix -- Yes, okay, we'll take it as established that you are a very tough cat.  You
can take it and take it and take it.  (sigh)  Whatever happened to soft little
pussycats? -- Peach Nutt

Tess Tosterone -- Don't you have your gender wrong?  Or is it pms?  Whatever, not a
bad introduction to the arena for me! -- Justa Fox

Haw, haw!  I whacked that skinny scribe right upside the head! -- O. Fish

I have just about HAD it with the Commission assuming--and telling everyone else--
that all Dwarves come from Khalhums.  That hole!  As if! to use Debby Tonte's phrase.
There hasn't been a Dwarf worthy of memory come out of Alastari since Tharkad One-
Hand slew the sand-worm, and he was back before the most recent Chaos War.  For REAL
Dwarves, you need to look to the North. -- Brandik Rockwood, Dwarf of Ikhazdur

Won't ANYBODY believe me when I say it was NOT ME who took that money?  As Serimna is
my witness, I am an honest man. -- Siefinn Rhuvar, so-called Embezzling Scribe

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BENMAR delivered the death blow upon BLACK ORC in a 7 minute Dark Arena fight.
SWIPE was narrowly killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ORAN JI defeated CAT MAN DON'T in a 2 minute master's Title duel.
PEACH NUTT viciously subdued FELIX in a exciting 7 minute bloody veteran's fight.
O. PUN PLEEZJ was devastated by CAT MAN DO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
FLUFFY devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CAT A. CLYSMIC handily defeated JUSTAFOX in a 1 minute uneven fight.
QUIVER vanquished SPLASH in a 5 minute uneven duel.
O. FISH vanquished HEC-TOR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FRIDAY slaughtered 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                  4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   5 -  1      81  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  2      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   5 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  17 -  3      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  17 -  0      35  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  1      22  |

Turn 496 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    ORAN JI 5299               18  12  1  109 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PEACH NUTT 5298            16  14  2   97 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
STRIKING ATTACK  CAT MAN DO 4901            10   8  0   90 ARENA FELINES (452)
TOTAL PARRY      FELIX 4413                 21  17  1   87 ARENA FELINES (452)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PEACH NUTT 5298.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PEACH NUTT 5298.  The ten other most popular fighters were SPLASH 5480, CAT MAN 
DON'T 5041, ORAN JI 5299, CAT MAN DO 4901, SWIPE 5474, FLUFFY 5060, CAT A. CLYSMIC 
5074, O. FISH 5482, FRIDAY 5479, and BENMAR 5227.

The least popular fighter this week was HEC-TOR 5478.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUIVER 5427, JUSTAFOX 5481, O. PUN PLEEZJ 5113, FELIX 4413, BENMAR 
5227, FRIDAY 5479, O. FISH 5482, CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074, FLUFFY 5060, and SWIPE 5474.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ORAN JI (16-5299) PUNNY AMINALS (305)