DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/10/2005    Duedate: 12/23/2005

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PYOA
WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
(16-5090) [14-6-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PYOA                           AXE EM BOUT ME!
WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)          NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
(16-5090) [14-6-0,106]         (16-5538) [6-2-0,76]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SHOCHU                         TRISKADECAPHOBIAC
YAMABUSHI (432)                D.S.M.V. (578)
(16-4912) [14-13-2,100]        (16-5587) [6-3-0,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POWER LEGION (579)          63
2. YAMABUSHI (432)             36      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. FUNKY FOLK (565)            17      Unchartered Team
4. D.S.M.V. (578)              16
5. WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)       10      POWER LEGION (579)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*POWER LEGION (579)         4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  11  3 0
 2- 1*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)         7   2  0 77.8   2/ 2*D.S.M.V. (578)            7  8 1
 3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  348 173  6 66.8   3/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           7  8 0
 4/ 4 FUNKY FOLK (565)          39  26  7 60.0   4/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5  7 0
 5/ 0 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     88  67  2 56.8   5/ 0*POWER LEGION (579)        4  1 0
 6/ 6 YAMABUSHI (432)          129 141 14 47.8   6/ 9 FUNKY FOLK (565)          4  1 0
 7/ 7*D.S.M.V. (578)            20  25  3 44.4   7/ 0 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     2  2 0
 8/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      434 644 16 40.3   8- 8*MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        1  1 0
 9/ 8*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)        8  12  0 40.0   9/ 6*NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       1  4 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[ The Black Ship #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

in the vicinity of Willaf:

     Goldenrod kept on screaming, it seemed to be expected of her, but she struggled
in the grip of the Thing that held her, as well.  Tentacles.  She hated tentacles,
and wormy things, and the whole cold-and-slimy business.  Why couldn't it have been a
warm, furry monster?  It had a wrist and an ankle in its grips, and seemed not to
understand the way the human body was put together, because it was going to dislocate
her shoulder if it didn't stop trying to pull her two directions at once.  She
drummed her free heel on the rubbery surface of the body, her other hand scrabbling
for her sword.
     The minute her fingers touched the hilt, sparks burst upward.  She jerked her
hand away, fingers scorched, and started to raise it to her face to lick them.
Another tentacle caught hold of that wrist.  She barely noticed; mostly she was
thinking, in a distant way, that she needed to stop screaming before she got too
light-headed to do anything at all.  But the screaming didn't seem to be truly
connected to her any more.  It just went on and on, coming out of her mouth, but she
didn't feel that SHE was the one doing it.  Very strange.  Was this what it was like
to be a golem?  Not really connected to the body at all.  Maybe she was actually a
yellow-flowered plant, and she'd just dreamed she was a person.  Yes, she was just
standing there in the sun and the breeze, waiting for a butterfly to come along and
tickle her....

     The Chardinee said "row," and Old Gold rowed.  Their little boat spun in a
circle, faster and faster, as the standby rowed toward the shore, and Old Gold rowed
toward his screaming teammate who was being dragged farther out into the strait.  And
then each of them rowed harder when they saw they weren't getting anywhere.
     "We can't catch them," Old Gold said, panting.  "They just get farther away from
us.  We'll never rescue Goldenrod at this rate!"
     "Rescue?"  The Chardinee stopped rowing and turned to look straight at his
companion.  The boat immediately shot off at an angle, just missing the purple-green
lightning bolt that stabbed down where it had been.  "I thought we were trying to
reach the shore!"
     Under the impulse of Old Gold's inexpert rowing, the boat was now skimming over
the waves in a crooked arc.  Small bolts of lightning, and the occasional tentacle,
missed it repeatedly.  Noting this, Chardinee waved his oar so that it would look, to
the casual glance, as though he was helping row, but he actually dipped it into the
water only on every fourth...or fifth, or sixth stroke, just to keep the boat's
progress erratic.  Of course, this meant that they were getting farther from the
shore and safety, farther out into the strait where the demon-ship (he didn't believe
it was pirates, whatever Old Gold thought) drifted in a haze of unearthly
luminescence, not a pleasing prospect.  There were monsters out here.
     "We're fighting pirates," Old Gold snarled, panting more.  "That's the whole
idea!  Goldenrod is the bait, and they TOOK the bait.  But we promised to rescue
her!"
     Unhappily, the Chardinee admitted that this was true.  He hadn't really wanted
to fight pirates, but he'd been willing to do it in order to free the shipping from
such a menace.  He had business interests abroad, after all.  But this....  "They
aren't pirates," he said.

     "Those aren't pirates," Moonjumper said.
     "I guessed that," Fool's Gold admitted.  He was on his feet now, too, and
checking his weapons.  "Magicians, at the least.  Maybe demons.  What's our plan?"
     "Demons?"  Peach Nutt's voice was faint.  She felt faint.  "I didn't expect to
fight demons."
     "You're a lady protector now.  Goes with the territory," Moonjumper said.  To
Fool's Gold she added, "They still seem to come back to shore, if it's like the other
times."  A glance at the sky, the movement barely seen by her companions.  "On a
night like this, it'd be hard to see exactly where the Black Ship enters the cliff,
hard to be sure it's a place we can find in the daylight.  So, plan B."
     "Right."  Fool's Gold shoulder his pack.  "I was hoping we wouldn't need plan
B."
     Peach Nutt looked from one to the other.  "What...?"
     "We get out on the cliff now, as close to what we think is the right spot as we
can.  And when the Black Ship enters its hidden harbor, we follow it in."  Fool's
Gold shifted his shoulders a couple of times to make sure the pack was riding firmly.
"And then we do whatever needs doing."
     "Fight, probably," Moonjumper added.  "Sooner or later.  The sooner, the
better."
     "Yeah."  The Shew nodded agreement and started along the beach to the point
where the cliff rose away from it, curving into the rainy night.  "The longer before
the fighting starts, the more time for the Bad Guys to set up magic and traps.
Still, we're Lord Protectors.  We do what needs to be done."
     Peach Nutt swallowed a couple of times.  She hadn't been a Lady Protector for
long, and this was her first adventure.  The prospect was a scary one.  "Right."

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

G is for gold.
O is for outstanding.
L is for lofty.
D is for duelmaster.
E is for excellence.
N is for natty

A is for amazing.
R is for respected.
C is for champion.
H is for heroic.
E is for exciting.
S is for successful.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
WILLAF brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  FUNKY FOLK turned their 2-0-0 turn 
into a 6th place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get 
put on hit lists.  WILLAF saw the first turn for POWER LEGION, a 4-1-0, and some 
teams are scared, others are too arrogant to notice.  Take note friends, take note.  
Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see KNOWLEDGE win a fight and gain 20 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, SHOCHU beat AXE EM BOUT ME! and AXE EM BOUT ME! lost 11 
points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
PYOA takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys 
win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  GOLDEN GLADIATORS, I suppose you'll be glad to know 
you were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  
And it looks like D.S.M.V. avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  TAIKUTSU was challenged more times this turn than the 
Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have 
TRISKADECAPHOBIAC in a challenge, going down 15 points for the fight.  Guess what?  I 
thought TRISKADECAPHOBIAC showed great skill and promise when he subdued TAIKUTSU.  
All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for WILLAF's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     There's got to be a better place in WILLAF to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PYOA 5090                    14   6  0   106       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHOCHU 4912                  14  13  2   100       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN ARCHES 4984           11   5  0    95       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             16  14  0    93       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491      13   1  0    82       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-ELESAURIS 5200               10   6  0    78       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538          6   2  0    76       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 KUROME 5342                  11  14  4    75       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KUROHANA 5128                17   7  0    70       YAMABUSHI (432)
 LIZA LOTT 5570                7   1  0    68       FUNKY FOLK (565)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LUCY FURR 5527                5   1  1    65       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 TANOSHII 5488                12   4  0    62       YAMABUSHI (432)
 O PUNCHA 5531                 8  13  0    58       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GRIZZ 5218                   12   4  0    57       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456         7   2  0    52       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
 O. FISH 5482                  9  24  0    51       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 POT OF GOLD 5590              5   3  0    51       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 POR Q. PINE 5149             11   4  0    50       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489              7  20  0    43       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TRISKADECAPHOBIAC 5587        6   3  0    39       D.S.M.V. (578)
 NARCOLEPTIC 5588              5   4  2    36       D.S.M.V. (578)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KINDA FINE 5555               2   0  0    33       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 SCHIZOID 5594                 2   4  0    24       D.S.M.V. (578)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602              3   0  0    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KNOWLEDGE 5610                1   0  0    20       POWER LEGION (579)
 XENOPHOBIAC 5586              4   5  0    19       D.S.M.V. (578)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                 5   3  0    18       YAMABUSHI (432)
 POTENTIAL 5609                1   0  0    15       POWER LEGION (579)
 LIGHTNING 5611                1   0  0    15       POWER LEGION (579)
 WOOLFUREANA 5448              1   0  0    13       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 NATURE 5607                   1   0  0     7       POWER LEGION (579)
 AMNESIAC 5598                 1   3  0     6       D.S.M.V. (578)
-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 JUST REV
GOLD RUSH 5592         2  4 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 NARCOLEPTIC 5588      527         
OUTAGE 5608            0  1 0 POWER LEGION 579      MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    527 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kurome -- You gave it a great big try, but opportunity knocked for me. -- Golden
Opportunity

O. Puncha -- Well, now, you can be absolutely certain that MY gladiators will never
complain about your presence. -- Midas

Shocha -- You are a formidable opponent, but this was my lucky day. -- Golden Arches

Schizoid -- Patience is a virtue. -- Golden Bear

Xeno -- Tsk, tsk, tsk!  It is always quite embarrassing to challenge and lose.  ("A"
for effort; "F" for execution.)  That big pot of valuables at the end of the rainbow
remains in my possession. -- Pot Of Gold

All -- To all of you managers who would like to get your arena back from the skum-
bagging Golden Glady boys manager, pay particular attention to the fight results of
last turn.  If there is any doubt left in your mind about the real ENEMY of Willaf
arena, then you are just as blindly misguided as the Golden Glads manager.  Target
the Golden Gladiators and single out his warriors for destruction.  Take them down
and take them out.  The manager of Golden Glady boys is completely out of control
with an insane level of self-infatuation and arrogance.  His time to be scaled back
is way past due.  Unite and beat down the skummer at all costs.

Tanoshii -- You should issue challenges in order to control your matches.  That was
not a good one for you. -- Punh Jently

Kurohana -- Heck, if I hadn't fallen down, I could've had you.  Oh, well. -- Ketl
Physhe

Gluteous Maximus -- There are times when I really wish Jorja would let me retire. --
O. Fish

Narcoleptic -- But *I* was wide awake. -- O Puncha

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

OUTAGE was viciously butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NARCOLEPTIC murdered GOLD RUSH in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud melee.
SHOCHU overpowered AXE EM BOUT ME! in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
LIZA LOTT savagely defeated O PUNCHA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge match.
LUCY FURR vanquished KETL PHYSHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
TRISKADECAPHOBIAC savagely defeated TAIKUTSU in a 6 minute Challenge brawl.
GOLDEN ARCHES was overcome by PYOA in a action packed 2 minute expert's Title melee.
PUNH JENTLY defeated KUROME in a 2 minute gory expert's duel.
GRIZZ was outlasted by KUROHANA in a dull 13 minute match.
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY beat KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute brutal fight.
POR Q. PINE was outlasted by TANOSHII in a unpopular 14 minute competition.
POT OF GOLD viciously subdued O. FISH in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided battle.
SCHIZOID handily defeated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
XENOPHOBIAC was unbelievably bested by GOLDEN BEAR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bout.
AMNESIAC was viciously subdued by WOOLFUREANA in a 2 minute bloody novice's fray.
NATURE bested CONVICTED THIEF in a tiresome 6 minute novice's brawl.
POTENTIAL subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a exciting 4 minute gory novice's bout.
KNOWLEDGE handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LIGHTNING overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  2      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  13 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        23 -  16 -  2      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    26 -  20 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  13 -  0      19  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 527 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:

PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  3     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PYOA 5090                  14   6  0  106 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
STRIKING ATTACK  GOLDEN ARCHES 4984         11   5  0   95 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       PUNH JENTLY 5485           16  14  0   93 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491    13   1  0   82 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  LUCY FURR 5527              5   1  1   65 FUNKY FOLK (565)
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 
TRISKADECAPHOBIAC 5587.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIZA LOTT 5570, 
GOLDEN ARCHES 4984, XENOPHOBIAC 5586, POT OF GOLD 5590, OUTAGE 5608, SHOCHU 4912, 
PYOA 5090, KUROME 5342, WOOLFUREANA 5448, and O PUNCHA 5531.

The least popular fighter this week was POR Q. PINE 5149.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TANOSHII 5488, KUROHANA 5128, GRIZZ 5218, NATURE 5607, AMNESIAC 
5598, O. FISH 5482, TAIKUTSU 5564, KETL PHYSHE 5489, GOLD RUSH 5592, and SCHIZOID 
5594.

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY XL

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FIVE GOLDEN RINGS 4331 (28-3-0)        0  2  0         GOLDEN GLADIATORS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538 (4-0-0)           3  3  0         NOBLE ON FIRE        
GOLDEN ARCHES 4984 (8-4-0)             3  3  0         GOLDEN GLADIATORS    
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491 (9-1-0)        0  2  0         GOLDEN GLADIATORS    

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KITTEN KABOODLE 5515 (4-4-0)           5  3  0         ARENA FELINES        
TRISKADECAPHOBIAC 5587 (3-2-0)         2  3  0         D.S.M.V.             
NARCOLEPTIC 5588 (2-3-1)               0  2  0         D.S.M.V.             
XENOPHOBIAC 5586 (3-2-0)               0  2  0         D.S.M.V.             

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SCHIZOID 5594 (1-1-0)                  4  3  0         D.S.M.V.             
CHEM 5126 (0-0-0)                      3  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
POT OF GOLD 5590 (1-3-0)               3  3  0         GOLDEN GLADIATORS    
PURZ! 5591 (3-1-0)                     3  3  0         ARENA FELINES        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SAL AHMI 5593 (0-0-0)                  4  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

DEAD CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PSYCHO GRANDMA! 5120 (10-1-1)          0  2  0         LOOK OUT!            

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MIGHTY QUINN 4503 (0-0-0)              2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      

DEAD INITIATES TOURNEY                 W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CRAZY LEGS 2395 (0-0-0)                4  3  0         SWASHBUCKLERS        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KLEPTOMANIAC 5589 (2-3-1)              5  3  0         D.S.M.V.             
NICK O TEEN 5468 (2-1-0)               4  3  0         FUNKY FOLK