DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/28/2005    Duedate: 06/10/2005

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDENROD
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-4805) [15-2-0,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDENROD                      GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
(16-4805) [15-2-0,130]         (16-5456) [4-1-0,29]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TAREX                          MARI ACHIE
WAY OF THE SWORD (304)         FUNKY FOLK (565)
(16-4865) [12-7-0,90]          (16-5471) [6-5-1,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

YAMABUSHI (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (565)            39
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             26      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     17      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         11
5. MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)           9      MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)         4   1  0 80.0   1/ 5 YAMABUSHI (432)           8  2 1
 2/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  304 158  5 65.8   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  4 0
 3/ 4 ARENA FELINES (452)      143  96  8 59.8   3/ 1 FUNKY FOLK (565)          6  6 0
 4- 5 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     50  34  1 59.5   4/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5  8 0
 5- 6*DAGGERS EDGE (566)        22  15  4 59.5   5- 3*DAGGERS EDGE (566)        4  6 1
 6/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  50  35  5 58.8   6/ 9*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        2  1 0
 7/ 7 FUNKY FOLK (565)          26  19  6 57.8   7- 7 SAILS OF CHARON (419)     1  0 0
 8/ 8 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    64  56  7 53.3   8-10*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       1  2 0
 9/ 9 YAMABUSHI (432)          111 126 14 46.8   9-11*FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)     1  3 0
10/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      417 605 16 40.8  10/ 6 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    1  4 0
11-11*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)        3   5  0 37.5  11/ 0 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  0  4 0
12-13*FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)      3  10  0 23.1  12/12 ARENA FELINES (452)       0  2 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Another one?  Column, I mean.  Heck, everyone knew I was going to repeat.  No
news there.  But another column?  Why win a simple DM crown if one has to go through
the pain of a column?  Not at all golden as far as I am concerned.  No way!
     Simply put, the more I win, the more gold I make, and the more Midas likes me.
It is a simple circle of golden glee.  Gold.  Gold.  Gold.
     I am in no hurry to graduate.  Why should I?  It is most fun to be king Of The
Golden Hill.  Truly a great feeling!  If I have the feeling, no one else does.  Kind
of a cool feeling, wouldn't you say?
     I'll be here next time.  Who can stop me?  'Til death do us part.
             Goldenrod, Duelmaster Extraordinaire

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of WILLAF!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  WILLAF watched with 
glee as FUNKY FOLK got knocked off top spot by YAMABUSHI!  Hmmmph!  I always thought 
WAY OF THE SWORD was an over-rated team and they proved it with a 0-4-0!  Up 'n down. 
Up 'n down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, 
YAMABUSHI's 1st moved them up to 4-0-0 place.  What's with LIZA LOTT?  She actually 
beat ARENA FELINES' KITTEN KABOODLE, and walked away with 20 more points from the 
fight.  Major screwup at PUNNY AMINALS.  O. FISH lost 9 points to GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY. 
Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe O. FISH will provide more easy wins...  TAREX 
was reminded on the sands why GOLDENROD is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear 
some rumors and dirty gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  WILLAF thinks WAY OF THE 
SWORD and their 64-56-7 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  In 
my day, no team with a 64-52-7 would scare me off!  What's the problem, GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
KUROME!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of WILLAF unite.  You have only your games to lose!  TARRANT looked 
pretty sick and surprised when he learned WAY OF THE BLADE 1 is sending him to the 
Dark Arena!  Whadd'he expect with a 8-8-0?  Sending a warrior to the Dark Arena 
reminds the others they'd better shape up.  Tough beans, ENDEX.  That's what a 9-3-0 
gets you.  Some people are wondering why WAY OF THE BLADE 1 sent ENDEX (9-3-0) to the 
Dark Arena.  Just be glad you're not on their team.  Here's some advice:  study your 
opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  WILLAF is 
a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDENROD 4805               15   2  0   130       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FELIX 4413                   31  17  1   125       ARENA FELINES (452)
-VRYCE 5141                   13   3  2   102       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-CAT MAN DO 4901              14  14  1    99       ARENA FELINES (452)
 KUROME 5342                  10   9  4    92       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             10   6  0    92       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAREX 4865                   12   7  0    90       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-QUARTERMASTER 4477            7   0  0    89       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-FLUFFY 5060                  16   4  0    87       ARENA FELINES (452)
-OLD GOLD 3878                11  12  0    80       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHOCHU 4912                  11  10  2    76       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLD FILLING 4510            18   7  0    74       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUROHANA 5128                12   5  0    54       YAMABUSHI (432)
 TANOSHII 5488                 7   2  0    52       YAMABUSHI (432)
-AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538          3   0  0    50       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
 MARI ACHIE 5471               6   5  1    44       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-LAYETTE 4225                  4   2  0    41       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491       4   0  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O. FISH 5482                  7  12  0    33       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDEN ARCHES 4984            3   1  0    33       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHADOW WRAITH 5495            6   2  0    31       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456         4   1  0    29       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
-LUCY FURR 5527                1   0  1    29       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-HOWLING ARC 5493              5   2  1    26       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
-DARK MAGE 5497                4   3  2    25       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 RAY PANPILLAGE 5528           3   1  0    25       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-ANOTHER ONE! 5510             2   1  0    24       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VANGOR 5521                   5   2  1    22       DAGGERS EDGE (566)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              4   9  0    21       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 LIZA LOTT 5570                1   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 GIL O'TEEN 5571               1   0  0    20       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 O PUNCHA 5531                 2   5  0    17       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-LAREX 5274                    3   2  1    13       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                 1   0  0    11       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KITTEN KABOODLE 5515          2   2  0     8       ARENA FELINES (452)
 LAZARUS 5345                  1   1  0     6       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-BARNACLE 4339                 1   0  0     6       SAILS OF CHARON (419)
-BOBO THE CLOWN 5509           1   2  0     5       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
-FORCE 10 5529                 0   1  0     5       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)
-SLIPPERY SUE 5508             0   3  0     3       FORCE OF FIVE 2 (569)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CARRIE OAKEY 5469      7  2 3 FUNKY FOLK 565        KUROME 5342           512         
TARRANT 5145           8  9 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  532 SPYMASTER 538         513 NONE    
ENDEX 5187             9  4 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  532 MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    513 NONE    
MEAT 1 5348            0  1 0 WAY OF THE BLADE  532 HIGH ELF 535          513 NONE    
MEAT 2 5344            1  1 1 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  STONE GOLEM 542       513 NONE    
SARIC 5338             1  2 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  HIGH ELF 535          513 NONE    
MEAT 2 5349            0  1 0 WAY OF THE SWORD 304  MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    513 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Vangor -- I changed my mind.  You are now one of my golden favorite wah burgers.
Congratulations. -- Golden Arches

Punh Jently -- Thanks for being there.  You were a far better flower to pick than
some of the other choices. -- Goldenrod

Shochu -- You have been my sights a long time.  I just had to crown you. -- Gold
Filling

Quartermaster -- You and The Sentinel get back here!  I want to put a blemish on Q's
record and let the wind out of his sails. -- Midas, A Golden Old Bloke

O.Pun -- Perhaps I will drop by.  I like philosophy (and a LOT of other things).  But
first the unfinished business here in Willaf. -- Goldenrod

Shadow Wraith -- You are so wrong, everybody loves clowns!  They better or I will
step on them! -- Bobo the clown

O Puncha -- I'm just not slippery enough....  Give me some time and I'll earn my name
(hopefully).... -- Slippery Sue

Gluteous Maximus -- Wow, you Roman types sure have big rears!  But you're all set for
sitting on hard seats, aren't you? -- O. Fish

Ray Panpillage -- Oh, a he-man type.  Is it fun?  Jorja won't let us do stuff like
that. -- O Puncha

Goldenrod -- If your rod is golden, does that mean you have spared it, and your
children are all spoiled?  Or the reverse? -- Punh Jently

Kitten Kaboodle -- You could almost be a Funky Folk with a name like.  Or, for that
matter, a Punny Animal.  I don't know if this is good, bad, or merely indecent, but
there it is.  Somewhere. -- Ketl Physhe

Golden Arches -- I do!  I want to wrap you in my thorny embrace! -- O Puncha

Howling Arc -- Dying. -- secretary for the Osksi Noble

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfas Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TARRANT was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENDEX was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
MEAT 2 was barely slain by STONE GOLEM in a 3 minute gory Dark Arena match.
SARIC was viciously butchered by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena brawl.
MEAT 1 was slain by HIGH ELF in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
MEAT 2 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
GOLDENROD vanquished TAREX in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PUNH JENTLY savagely defeated GOLD FILLING in a crowd pleasing 5 minute gory brawl.
KUROME overcame M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute melee.
KUROHANA vanquished RAY PANPILLAGE in a popular 4 minute uneven duel.
MARI ACHIE lost to TANOSHII in a popular 4 minute duel.
O. FISH was luckily beaten by GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY in a 3 minute gruesome match.
KETL PHYSHE was beaten by GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS in a 1 minute fight.
O PUNCHA demolished CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched match.
LAZARUS was overcome by TAIKUTSU in a 4 minute novice's contest.
KITTEN KABOODLE was demolished by LIZA LOTT in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
GIL O'TEEN handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  12 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        15 -   9 -  1      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  27 -  5      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  3      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  11 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  20 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  10 -  0      17  |

Turn 513 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         1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  6         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  4         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   GOLDENROD 4805             15   2  0  130 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   KUROME 5342                10   9  4   92 YAMABUSHI (432)
AIMED BLOW       PUNH JENTLY 5485           10   6  0   92 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLD FILLING 4510          18   7  0   74 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TAREX 4865.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MARI ACHIE 5471.  The ten other most popular fighters were PUNH JENTLY 5485, RAY 
PANPILLAGE 5528, ENDEX 5187, MEAT 2 5344, O. FISH 5482, LAZARUS 5345, SARIC 5338, 
LIZA LOTT 5570, MEAT 1 5348, and GOLDENROD 4805.

The least popular fighter this week was TAIKUTSU 5564.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were TAREX 4865, MEAT 2 5349, TARRANT 5145, KITTEN KABOODLE 5515, GLUTEOUS 
MAXIMUS 5456, KETL PHYSHE 5489, GOLD FILLING 4510, GIL O'TEEN 5571, O PUNCHA 5531, 
and GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491.