DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/08/2006    Duedate: 07/21/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-542

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SULLY
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
(16-4344) [16-9-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PERSIFLAGE                     NEGATIVE BALANCE
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)        ENEMY O' MINE (500)
(16-4219) [30-10-1,148]        (16-4812) [2-3-0,22]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       KORE SURYA
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
(16-5531) [16-20-0,84]         (16-4232) [15-21-3,76]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)     60
2. PANDORA'S CARDS (585)       25      MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
3. THE WICKED (320)            15      Unchartered Team
4. COLOR ME (350)              15
5. POWER LEGION (579)          15      PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

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)        18   5  0 78.3   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  5 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  384 197  7 66.1   2- 4 ARENA FELINES (452)       5  0 0
 3/ 4 POWER LEGION (579)        39  24  1 61.9   3/ 3 POWER LEGION (579)        5  3 0
 4- 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      167 105  8 61.4   4/ 6 COLOR ME (350)            5  4 0
 5/ 0*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)      3   2  1 60.0   5/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5  7 0
 6/ 5 COLOR ME (350)           113 106  3 51.6   6/ 5 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        3  0 0
 7- 6 YAMABUSHI (432)          153 161 14 48.7   7/ 0*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     3  2 1
 8/ 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   83  89  9 48.3   8/ 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   3  2 1
 9/ 8 THE WICKED (320)          32  41  4 43.8   9/ 9 THE WICKED (320)          3  7 1
10/ 7*ENEMY O' MINE (500)        6   8  0 42.9  10- 8 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  4 0
11/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      459 676 16 40.4  11/ 7*ENEMY O' MINE (500)       1  4 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.

     Hey, grab me quick. I won't be here long.  I'm off to join the Lord Protector
retirement list, and will have departed by the time you read this.
     I wish you all well, and a special pot of great luck to the one who replaces me.
In all likelihood, he or she was more worthy than I.
     Salute.
                    Pot Of Gold

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of WILLAF!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Phhbltt!  Too much drinking and too 
little dodging gave ENEMY O' MINE a 1-2-0!  I got a good laugh out of it!  Welcome to 
WILLAF, PANDORA'S CARDS!  We need more teams who can get a 3-2-1 their first time 
out!  What's with HUSAM AL DIN?  He actually beat PUNNY AMINALS' CHAUNCY, and walked 
away with 25 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at PUNNY AMINALS.  CHAUNCY 
lost 23 points to HUSAM AL DIN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe CHAUNCY will 
provide more easy wins...  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for SHROUD IN MYSTERY's 
outstanding member, Duelmaster SULLY.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  How well I know the feeling 
of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, ARENA FELINES!  In my 
day, no team with a 167-105-8 would scare me off!  What's the problem, GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS?  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, ANNIE 
PINKLEY!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  PERSIFLAGE proved too determined for KLONDIKE GOLD. 
KLONDIKE GOLD was lucky to go in the ring, with 8-5-1 to his credit.  He will be 
remembered.  The ultimate victory is one that results in death.  PERSIFLAGE of knows 
this.  Will GOLDEN GLADIATORS attempt a Bloodfeud?  Is THE WICKED getting weak?  What 
sort of warriors let a comrade fall without getting revenge?  Times have changed...  
Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover stupor.  You young rapscallions, take 
note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  The 
end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Time for my 
medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SULLY 4344                   16   9  0   120       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PERSIFLAGE 4219              30  10  1   148       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456        18   5  0   121       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
-KITTEN KABOODLE 5515         11   5  0   120       ARENA FELINES (452)
 ANNIE PINKLEY 3713           18  13  2   105       COLOR ME (350)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491      18   9  0    89       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-TANOSHII 5488                17   5  0    86       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             14  28  0    85       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 O PUNCHA 5531                16  20  0    84       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             19  26  0    83       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-KUROHANA 5128                20  11  0    80       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KORE SURYA 4232              15  21  3    76       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PURZ! 5591                    7   2  0    58       ARENA FELINES (452)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             6  12  0    52       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
 BLUU GNITE 5201               9   5  0    48       COLOR ME (350)
-GOLDEN BEAR 5602             11   4  0    47       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-NATURE 5607                  10   4  0    47       POWER LEGION (579)
 KNOWLEDGE 5610                7   7  0    47       POWER LEGION (579)
-RUDDY JOE 5236                6   1  0    43       COLOR ME (350)
-I.R.S. 4809                   3   1  0    39       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                10   8  0    38       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BRAEL-LWE 3140                6   9  2    34       THE WICKED (320)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHAUNCY 5636                  5   3  0    30       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139         7   8  0    29       THE WICKED (320)
-LEVERAGE 5616                 6   4  0    28       POWER LEGION (579)
 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        5   4  0    28       THE WICKED (320)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                 5   2  0    25       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NEGATIVE BALANCE 4812         2   3  0    22       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 AMPERE 5638                   3   1  1    19       POWER LEGION (579)
-GOLDEN DOME 5634              2   0  0    16       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 DR2DR SALESMAN 5653           1   0  0    11       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 FIVE OF WANDS 5667            1   0  0    11       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-MANIAC MALTESE 5605           1   0  0    10       ARENA FELINES (452)
-MALLS @ XMAS 4808             0   1  0     7       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 ACE OF CUPS 5663              1   0  1     6       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 JUDGEMENT 5665                1   0  0     6       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 BART 5659                     1   1  0     4       THE WICKED (320)
 TEN OF SWORDS 5664            0   1  0     1       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-NISHIME 5655                  0   1  0     1       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SPAMMER 5660                  0   1  0     1       THE WICKED (320)
 KING OF PENTACLES 5666        0   1  0     1       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
OSKSI NOBLE 519        0  1 0   1                   BRAEL-LWE 3140        542 NONE    
SEANA RED 5423         0  1 0 COLOR ME 350          AMPERE 5638           539 REVENGED
STEELERS 5654          0  1 0 ENEMY O' MINE 500     ACE OF CUPS 5663      542         
KLONDIKE GOLD 5612     8  5 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 PERSIFLAGE 4219       542         
PETTIFOGGER 5473       0  6 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY 433 WURM KIN 543          542 NONE    
BACCHUS 3209           4  1 1 THE WICKED 320        KLONDIKE GOLD 5612    538 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Golden Opportunity -- To me you were your namesake; I could not allow myself to pass
it up.  Thank you for allowing me a current 100% record against your style.  Even in
the few tourneys I have attended, you were my first.  I shall remember you fondly. --
Annie Pinkley

Yamabushi -- Just a tad prickly, you is.  Not that hiding behind a team name will
earn you any honor.  So I shall call you "Nameless One" and if you read the book, it
would be "Nevyn".  Meaning a nameless outcast...not to be spoken of.  It means little
to complain of your opponents' methods when the same methods are available to you.
And certainly the name calling--now I am hurt.  After handing you as many wins as I
have and you still have the lesser of the records.  Worry not however, I shall not
speak of you or to you again without a name for it only becomes tiresome dribble. --
Ghoti

Midas -- Well met, Sir!  I hope to kick your team's fine butt on the appropriate
occasion.  A thousand wins in Aruak City, I hear?  The travel time from here to there
must be loathsome.  When again I meet you in Aruak, I hope to spoil your record
appropriately. -- Ghoti

Annie Pinkley -- Congratulations on your win over me.  You were the best gladiator.
(And the most colorful also.) -- Golden Opportunity

Yama-in-need-of-help -- I am sorry I said this last time.  "Yamafodder -- It is
intelligent that you have been silent of late.  A 2-4 (33.3%) in the last three turns
needs to be kept quiet.  You are in our prayers. -- All Us Golden Gladiators".  I did
not expect that you would fall further to a terrible 1-6-14% three turn record.  I am
truly sorry.  Perhaps you should consider arena 93 where the newbies train?  I am
sure you will improve with practice and really hard effort.  Then maybe you could
compete with the regulars? -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Manager of Yamabushes -- In reference to your last ad "Midas -- Makes you feel like a
real tough guy by challenging DOWN for easy wins; isn't that right, you sick freak?",
I do truly apologize.  I had thought it was a fair fight and, more importantly, that
you and your team were up for it.  I was wrong.  I should direct my gladiators to
challenge other teams; ones which are competitive.  Challenging a team which isn't,
and one which needs the practice of the rookie arena, is too much of a burden and
unfair for the weak.  O.K. you convinced us--or did you? -- Midas

Arena Felines -- Thank you last turn for sharing the woeful wrath of Yamamama with
us.  It was more fun sharing the spewing sputterings.  A salute to you. -- Midas and
The Golden Gladiators

Kurohana -- Congratulations to you for being the only Yama loser last round.  An 0-1
is a turn for the good. -- Pot Of Gold (chuckling)

Chauncy -- No pun intended, but I don't feel so golden. -- Golden Bear

Pun Gently and O. Puncha -- We were the lucky ones. -- Pot Of Gold & Klondike Gold

Good luck to all at the Baltimore Face. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Pot of Gold -- Still hoarding your moldy old gold, I see.  Hmphf!  Stingy, that's
what YOU are. -- Punh Jently

Kitten Kaboodle -- (wincing)  And all claws when you want my physhes. -- Ketl Physhe

Klondike Gold -- I don't know what you got so upset about, I just wanted to do the
"klondike" thing and strike gold! -- O Puncha

Golden Bear -- You don't look like poppa, momma, or baby, but then, I don't look like
goldilocks, either, do I? -- Chauncy

Pot of Gold -- I don't know why it is, but when it's a case of "either of us could
have won," so often that means that I end up losing.  I'm just too accommodating, I
guess. -- Ketyl Physhe

Pot of Gold -- True, but what's wrong with emptying a pot of its gold in a good
cause? -- Punh Jently

Annie Pinkley -- Well, you have to pay attention! -- O Puncha

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PETTIFOGGER was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NEGATIVE BALANCE was vanquished by BLUU GNITE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
POT OF GOLD was demolished by SULLY in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
PERSIFLAGE delivered the death blow upon KLONDIKE GOLD in a 3 minute contest.
GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS demolished KETL PHYSHE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ANNIE PINKLEY vanquished PUNH JENTLY in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
KORE SURYA was unbelievably bested by GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY in a 6 minute competition.
O PUNCHA viciously subdued VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a 2 minute expert's duel.
KNOWLEDGE vanquished BA'AL OF CITADEL in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
CHAUNCY was overpowered by HUSAM AL DIN in a 1 minute uneven match.
BRAEL-LWE executed OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
SORDAN BLACKBLADE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BART was subdued by FIVE OF WANDS in a 1 minute amateur's match.
AMPERE overpowered KING OF PENTACLES in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
STEELERS was slain by ACE OF CUPS in a 2 minute novice's duel.
DR2DR SALESMAN devastated TEN OF SWORDS in a exciting 1 minute uneven duel.
SPAMMER was bested by JUDGEMENT in a 1 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  3      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       40 -  37 -  2      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  19 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        19 -  28 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  17 -  0      29  |

Turn 542 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-STRIKE       2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         4  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  SULLY 4344                 16   9  0  120 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
TOTAL PARRY      PERSIFLAGE 4219            30  10  1  148 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
WALL OF STEEL    GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456      18   5  0  121 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
AIMED BLOW       ANNIE PINKLEY 3713         18  13  2  105 COLOR ME (350)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLUU GNITE 5201             9   5  0   48 COLOR ME (350)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is O PUNCHA 5531.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KORE SURYA 4232.  The ten other most popular fighters were KLONDIKE GOLD 5612, O 
PUNCHA 5531, KNOWLEDGE 5610, DR2DR SALESMAN 5653, ANNIE PINKLEY 3713, SORDAN 
BLACKBLADE 3183, FIVE OF WANDS 5667, JUDGEMENT 5665, BLUU GNITE 5201, and SULLY 4344.

The least popular fighter this week was BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SPAMMER 5660, KING OF PENTACLES 5666, BART 5659, CHAUNCY 5636, 
KETL PHYSHE 5489, PETTIFOGGER 5473, TEN OF SWORDS 5664, ACE OF CUPS 5663, HUSAM AL 
DIN 4422, and GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PERSIFLAGE (16-4219) SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
ANNIE PINKLEY (16-3713) COLOR ME (350)

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

POT OF GOLD (16-5590) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)