DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/23/2005    Duedate: 08/05/2005

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELIX
ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-4413) [32-18-1,131]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELIX                          POSITION IS EMPTY
ARENA FELINES (452)            
(16-4413) [32-18-1,131]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OLD GOLD                       GOLDEN ARCHES
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-3878) [15-12-0,112]        (16-4984) [5-1-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ARENA FELINES (452)         13
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          0      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. FUNKY FOLK (565)             0      Unchartered Team
4. WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)     0
5. WAY OF THE SWORD (304)       0      POSTERIOR FORCES (374)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  315 159  5 66.5   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  1 0
 2/ 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      144  97  8 59.8   2/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4  8 0
 3- 2 FUNKY FOLK (565)          31  21  6 59.6   3- 2 FUNKY FOLK (565)          3  2 0
 4- 4 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  52  40  6 56.5   4/ 8 ARENA FELINES (452)       1  1 0
 5- 5 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    65  60  7 52.0   5- 5 WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)  1  4 1
 6/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      421 617 16 40.6   6- 6 WAY OF THE SWORD (304)    0  3 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.

     Well, I still cannot convince my Goldenrod babe to write a DM column--even a
farewell one.  She is an eccentric one, all right.  When the Commission provides us
with her faves and final stats, I will publish them.  After all, she is going into
retirement.  All she has going is a great "knack", a few bonuses, a 21 wit, and a
bear of a personality.
     I am looking forward to getting a more pleasant recruit with which to work.  I
am thinking of something like a +4 attack, +4 defense, VH/VH lunger.  Know what I
mean?
     Meanwhile, may all in your lives be golden,
                Midas, for that lazy Duelmaster Goldenrod.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon WILLAF, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  What's a move up by 4 you ask?  (alright, maybe you 
didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to ARENA FELINES.  GOLDEN GLADIATORS 
had cause to celebrate, after GOLDEN ARCHES got 6 points by beating O PUNCHA.  Win 
some, lose some.  Speaking of which, GOLDEN ARCHES was winsome, after beating O 
PUNCHA and seeing him lose 5 points.  Duelmaster GOLDENROD from GOLDEN GLADIATORS is 
going for the gold, as she challenged ARENA FELINES' FELIX.  Ooh, the excitement!  
Now I can't insult FELIX, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh great new 
Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in 
ARENA FELINES are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of ARENA FELINES found their efforts at combat frustrated as GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were 
horses, FELIX could open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Oh hard!  that to 
strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELIX 4413                   32  18  1   131       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OLD GOLD 3878                15  12  0   112       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-VRYCE 5141                   13   3  2   102       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)
-CAT MAN DO 4901              14  14  1    99       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAREX 4865                   12   7  0    90       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)
-FLUFFY 5060                  16   4  0    87       ARENA FELINES (452)
-GOLD FILLING 4510            20   7  0    80       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             10  10  0    71       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN ARCHES 4984            5   1  0    55       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
-LIZA LOTT 5570                4   0  0    45       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-MARI ACHIE 5471               6   5  1    44       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 O. FISH 5482                  8  15  0    39       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491       4   0  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-LUCY FURR 5527                2   0  1    37       FUNKY FOLK (565)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              5  12  0    30       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 O PUNCHA 5531                 4   7  0    27       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-RAY PANPILLAGE 5528           3   1  0    25       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-LAZARUS 5345                  2   1  1    24       WAY OF THE BLADE 1 (532)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAREX 5274                    3   2  1    13       WAY OF THE SWORD (304)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GIL O'TEEN 5571               2   2  0    11       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-KITTEN KABOODLE 5515          2   2  0     8       ARENA FELINES (452)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Felix -- Well, don't just stand there.  Do something! -- Goldenrod (who did)

Pun Jently -- Your "Berry well dod" personal made our day.  LOL.  Golden words! --
Midas

Pun Jently -- It was only fitting that we got the opportunity to meet on the sands.
Apparently, my luck was the greatest. -- Old Gold

O. Fish -- A scary match up (Daggone those MUGS!)for one of such lesser experience as
me.  How I did that is beyond me.  A golden moment, no doubt. -- Golden Arches

Yamabushi -- Of course we were avoiding you.  But we weren't running like a pup with
its tail between its legs as the newsletter described.  We are not running, nor are
we pups--and none of us have tails.  But we are intelligent Golden Avoiders. -- Midas
of Golden Gladiators

Old Gold -- Old and cunning, I see, but, please!  Not the sand! -- Punh Jently, still
trying to get the sand out of his hair

Golden Arches -- I knew someone with golden arches once.  She was a toe-dancer.  Her
arches were actually like steel, but she SAID they were golden.  Maybe because she
made a lot of gold dancing.  *I* don't know about that. -- O. Fish
P.S.  I liked to tickle her feet.
P.P.S.  Our friendship ended when she kicked me.  I still don't know why.

Lucy Furr -- Don't you find that HOT at this season? -- Ketl Physhe

Gil O'Teen -- Gods, man, you didn't think I'd just stand there and let you practice!
You're dangerous! -- O Puncha, still with his head on

Goldenrod -- Our congratulations. -- all the Punny Animals (except maybe a few from
long ago who don't have good manners)

Old Gold -- Ah, envy!  They say it makes the world go round.  And round and round....
-- Punh Jently, with some envies of his own

Old Gold and Gold Filling -- There will, of course, be a slight charge for that
service. -- M. Kawaldar Tisinju Chardinee, who has been taking lessons from the
Userous Merchant

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005

The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDENROD was bested by FELIX in a 4 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
OLD GOLD demolished PUNH JENTLY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
O. FISH was defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute duel.
GOLDEN ARCHES devastated O PUNCHA in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
KETL PHYSHE overpowered OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   4 -  1      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY       18 -   8 -  0      69  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  11 -  0      48  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  31 -  5      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 517 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 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      FELIX 4413                 32  18  1  131 ARENA FELINES (452)
SLASHING ATTACK  OLD GOLD 3878              15  12  0  112 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN ARCHES 4984          5   1  0   55 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OLD GOLD 3878.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GOLDEN ARCHES 4984.  The ten other most popular fighters were OLD GOLD 3878, O. 
FISH 5482, KETL PHYSHE 5489, FELIX 4413, PUNH JENTLY 5485, O PUNCHA 5531,  0,  0,  0, 
and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was O PUNCHA 5531.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PUNH JENTLY 5485, FELIX 4413, KETL PHYSHE 5489, O. FISH 5482, OLD GOLD 
3878, GOLDEN ARCHES 4984,  0,  0,  0, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FELIX (16-4413) ARENA FELINES (452)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

GOLDENROD (16-4805) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)