DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/26/2005    Duedate: 12/09/2005

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-526

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN ARCHES
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-4984) [11-4-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN ARCHES                  AXE EM BOUT ME!
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
(16-4984) [11-4-0,112]         (16-5538) [6-1-0,87]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHOCHU                         KUROME
YAMABUSHI (432)                YAMABUSHI (432)
(16-4912) [13-13-2,85]         (16-5342) [11-13-4,74]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     44
2. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)         31      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         18      Unchartered Team
4. MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)          17
5. D.S.M.V. (578)              10      MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)         7   2  0 77.8   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  11  3 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  345 171  6 66.9   2/ 3*D.S.M.V. (578)            6  9 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      155 103  8 60.1   3- 4*BLOODBANE CLAN (525)      5  0 0
 4- 4 FUNKY FOLK (565)          37  26  7 58.7   4/ 2 YAMABUSHI (432)           5 10 0
 5- 5*BLOODBANE CLAN (525)       9   8  0 52.9   5/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4  8 0
 6/ 7 YAMABUSHI (432)          126 139 14 47.5   6/ 5*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       3  5 0
 7/ 8*D.S.M.V. (578)            17  23  2 42.5   7- 6 ARENA FELINES (452)       2  0 0
 8/ 9*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)        8  11  0 42.1   8/ 9*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        2  1 0
 9/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      433 641 16 40.3   9-10 FUNKY FOLK (565)          2  1 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.

     "You deserve a break today...." and you got it!  I am Duelmaster.  I think all
Willaf can be proud that they have a good one.
     Last week when I was talking to Ray Kroc, he was saying how sound the economy
seemed in our fair city and how having a great gladiator on top was so important.  I
enjoy listening to millionaire entrepreneurs talking.  One can learn much from the
situation.
     You guys probably don't know that in my younger days, I grew up with Ronald
McDonald.  Yes indeed.  He was my best friend.  He was on to great things in this
world, then his girlfriend talked him into getting that nose job, and his life went
all to pot.  I miss the real Ronald.  I do.
     I have some serious practice work to do if I intend to keep this lofty position.
There are some other great warriors here vying for my spot.  That is why I pay
particular attention to my intense practices and my diet.  I am a firm believer that what you eat is what you are.  A typical day for me, for example might be--an Egg
McMuffin for breakfast, a light cheeseburger for lunch, usually with a McFlurry, and
then a serious dinner of a Big Mac and upsized Fries.  Does wonders for me.  It does.
     Got to get a short visit in for Thanksgiving, and take a little time off from
the pain of this lifestyle and the practice.  Heading to the entry to the West--and
The Arch in St Louis; home for the holidays, you know.
     Wishing you all luck in all your endeavors, I remain,
                        Golden Arches

P.S.  Try the McRibs some time.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon WILLAF, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Practice pays for AXE EM BOUT ME!, who pummelled 
KHALHUMS DWARF, to pocket 21 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 10 points to POT OF GOLD.  (Discrete enough, 
XENOPHOBIAC?) SHOCHU found out that WILLAF isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the 
best to be Duelmaster here!  So who's the team that's been walking into taverns last 
week and ordering milk?  Sounds like a PR stunt to me.   
     And how sociable are WILLAF's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some nasty 
rumors, the guys in GOLDEN GLADIATORS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  The warriors of GOLDEN GLADIATORS found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as D.S.M.V. apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If 
challenges were horses, POT OF GOLD could open up a fast food joint!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A 
certain tavern in WILLAF would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in WILLAF is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  WILLAF, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at 
The Welcome Wench.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN ARCHES 4984           11   4  0   112       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             15  14  0    91       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538          6   1  0    87       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 SHOCHU 4912                  13  13  2    85       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491      12   1  0    80       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KUROME 5342                  11  13  4    74       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O PUNCHA 5531                 8  12  0    60       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-LIZA LOTT 5570                6   1  0    60       FUNKY FOLK (565)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUROHANA 5128                16   7  0    57       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LUCY FURR 5527                4   1  1    56       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 TANOSHII 5488                11   4  0    55       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456         7   2  0    52       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              7  19  0    51       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 O. FISH 5482                  9  23  0    50       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
 POT OF GOLD 5590              4   3  0    40       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-KITTEN KABOODLE 5515          4   4  0    37       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRISKADECAPHOBIAC 5587        5   3  0    33       D.S.M.V. (578)
-KINDA FINE 5555               2   0  0    33       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 NARCOLEPTIC 5588              4   4  1    28       D.S.M.V. (578)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEDRAN 5008                   4   0  0    22       BLOODBANE CLAN (525)
-PURZ! 5591                    3   1  0    21       ARENA FELINES (452)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                 5   2  0    18       YAMABUSHI (432)
 XENOPHOBIAC 5586              4   4  0    18       D.S.M.V. (578)
-GENJI 5597                    1   0  0    15       BLOODBANE CLAN (525)
 SCHIZOID 5594                 1   4  0    15       D.S.M.V. (578)
 AMNESIAC 5598                 1   2  0    14       D.S.M.V. (578)
-KAER GOL 5596                 1   0  0    13       BLOODBANE CLAN (525)
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602              2   0  0    12       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-GOLD RUSH 5592                2   3  1    10       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-UMAR GROHND 5009              2   2  0    10       BLOODBANE CLAN (525)
-UMME DJOR 5595                1   0  0     5       BLOODBANE CLAN (525)
-PEOPLE MIXER 5540             0   2  0     2       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
KLEPTOMANIAC 5589      2  3 1 D.S.M.V. 578          GOLD RUSH 5592        523 REVENGED
I RETIRE! 5604         0  1 0 NOBLE ON FIRE 573     BANDIT PRINCE 541     526 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

O. Fish -- Hmmmmm, Sutter's Mill in 48; history is somewhat incorrect on that point,
because we were there first! -- Gold Rush

All -- Gotta love it when the Arches are really Golden.  My warrior did me proud! --
Midas

Narcoleptic -- I give you great credit, etc, etc, etc. -- Gold Rush

Kurohana -- Welcome to my world! -- Golden Opportunity

Trisky -- At the end of every rainbow is one of me.  It is the getting there which is
all the fun.

Kurome -- What a great bout for the title.  I was merely the lucky winner. -- Golden
Arches

Amnesiac -- Hear the roar of the bear, and feel the gentle drop of the putt! --
Golden Bear

Gluteous Maximus -- And what a target it makes! -- Ketl Physhe

M. Chardinee -- I could not permit you to win that fight, though you are doubtless
qualified.  But I was in desperate need of the fourteenth win and the three
inalienable political points that go with it.  The threat of high-level death has
given me a horrid chill, you see, and nothing but winning will improve my situation.
-- Punh Jently

Tanoshii -- I continue to be just such a gladiator as you like to encounter, do I
not?  One who loses to you. -- O Puncha
P.S.  If I should suddenly start winning, will you complain?  I earn everything I
get.
P.P.S.  Ah...that's a two-edged statement, isn't it?

Lucy Furr -- It's that in-and-out thing with the claws on my chest that gets me. --
O. Fish

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

I RETIRE! was dealt death by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY unbelievably bested KUROME in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
XENOPHOBIAC was overpowered by POT OF GOLD in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
GOLDEN BEAR outwaited SCHIZOID in a slow 15 minute Challenge fight.
GOLDEN ARCHES demolished SHOCHU in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
PUNH JENTLY devastated TANOSHII in a 2 minute mismatched match.
AXE EM BOUT ME! handily defeated KHALHUMS DWARF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KUROHANA unbelievably bested KETL PHYSHE in a action packed 3 minute expert's duel.
GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS vanquished O. FISH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
O PUNCHA overpowered NARCOLEPTIC in a 1 minute uneven match.
TAIKUTSU was savagely defeated by TRISKADECAPHOBIAC in a exciting 6 minute fight.
AMNESIAC devastated MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  10 -  0      72  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   5 -  1      69  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        20 -  15 -  2      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  18 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 526 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         3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN ARCHES 4984         11   4  0  112 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       PUNH JENTLY 5485           15  14  0   91 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491    12   1  0   80 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
WALL OF STEEL    GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456       7   2  0   52 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
LUNGING ATTACK   POT OF GOLD 5590            4   3  0   40 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SHOCHU 4912.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
KUROME 5342.  The ten other most popular fighters were KETL PHYSHE 5489, 
TRISKADECAPHOBIAC 5587, GOLDEN ARCHES 4984, PUNH JENTLY 5485, GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 
5491, POT OF GOLD 5590, AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538, KUROHANA 5128, GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456, 
and I RETIRE! 5604.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDEN BEAR 5602.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SCHIZOID 5594, TAIKUTSU 5564, NARCOLEPTIC 5588, XENOPHOBIAC 
5586, AMNESIAC 5598, O PUNCHA 5531, O. FISH 5482, TANOSHII 5488, SHOCHU 4912, and I 
RETIRE! 5604.