DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/22/2006    Duedate: 08/04/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-543

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KITTEN KABOODLE
ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-5515) [12-5-0,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KITTEN KABOODLE                FIVE OF WANDS
ARENA FELINES (452)            PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
(16-5515) [12-5-0,134]         (16-5667) [2-0-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       SORDAN BLACKBLADE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            THE WICKED (320)
(16-5531) [16-21-0,69]         (16-3183) [5-5-0,20]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PANDORA'S CARDS (585)       42
2. ARENA FELINES (452)         38      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     32      Unchartered Team
4. THE WICKED (320)            18
5. POWER LEGION (579)           0      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/ 7*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     7  3 2
 2/ 5*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)      7   3  2 70.0   2/ 4 COLOR ME (350)            6  3 0
 3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  386 198  7 66.1   3/ 2 ARENA FELINES (452)       5  0 0
 4- 3 POWER LEGION (579)        39  24  1 61.9   4/ 8 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   5  4 1
 5/ 4 ARENA FELINES (452)      169 105  8 61.7   5/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  5 0
 6/ 6 COLOR ME (350)           115 107  3 51.8   6/ 9 THE WICKED (320)          4  6 1
 7- 7 YAMABUSHI (432)          153 161 14 48.7   7- 3 POWER LEGION (579)        3  1 0
 8/ 8 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   85  91  9 48.3   8/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       3  9 0
 9/ 9 THE WICKED (320)          34  44  4 43.6   9- 6 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        2  0 0
10-10*ENEMY O' MINE (500)        6   8  0 42.9  10-10 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  2 0
11/11 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      460 679 16 40.4  11-11*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.

Whoa!  I'm Duelmaster!  Cool!  I'm surprised.  I was expecting Persiflage to be top
dog.  Don't know how long I'll be here, but I'll have fun while I'm here.  Pot of
Gold, I'm disappointed.  I was expecting a tougher fight for you.  You must have had
a bad day.

Sully
Shroud In Mystery
Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of WILLAF.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to give 
you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain in 
WILLAF, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top 
team--PANDORA'S CARDS.  Those betting on GOLDEN GLADIATORS lost their shirt, as 
GOLDEN GLADIATORS lost their fighting abilities:  2-1-0.  Nothing works for a team 
like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as PANDORA'S CARDS can 
attest...  PUNNY AMINALS had cause to celebrate, after PUNH JENTLY got 22 points by 
beating ANNIE PINKLEY.  ANNIE PINKLEY certainly had a baffled expression on hers 
face, after losing to PUNH JENTLY and losing 24 points in the process!  You could cut 
the tension with a scimitar as KITTEN KABOODLE of ARENA FELINES met the Duelmaster.  
Now I can't insult KITTEN KABOODLE, 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 
PUNNY AMINALS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  As a 
woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of GOLDEN GLADIATORS, so did that sorry 
team shy from PUNNY AMINALS Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  
Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, HUSAM AL DIN is the most challenged warrior.  
Place your bets!  PURZ! is the long shot of the week:  they challenged O PUNCHA, up 
by 26.  The gods smiled upon PURZ!, in hers upset fight against O PUNCHA.  PURZ! gets 
a win, 24 points, and a free drink on me.  (Next week, OK?)  
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  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.  As if buffeted 
by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  Like a 
mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid WILLAF farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KITTEN KABOODLE 5515         12   5  0   134       ARENA FELINES (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456        18   5  0   121       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             20  26  0   105       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491      18  10  0    96       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SULLY 4344                   16  10  0    92       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 KORE SURYA 4232              16  21  3    91       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TANOSHII 5488                17   5  0    86       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PURZ! 5591                    8   2  0    82       ARENA FELINES (452)
-KUROHANA 5128                20  11  0    80       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             14  29  0    71       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O PUNCHA 5531                16  21  0    69       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             12   4  0    60       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUU GNITE 5201              10   5  0    54       COLOR ME (350)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
 BRAEL-LWE 3140                7   9  2    48       THE WICKED (320)
-NATURE 5607                  10   4  0    47       POWER LEGION (579)
-KNOWLEDGE 5610                7   7  0    47       POWER LEGION (579)
 RUDDY JOE 5236                7   1  0    45       COLOR ME (350)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             6  13  0    41       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-I.R.S. 4809                   3   1  0    39       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                10   8  0    38       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139         7   9  0    30       THE WICKED (320)
-LEVERAGE 5616                 6   4  0    28       POWER LEGION (579)
 GOLDEN DOME 5634              3   0  0    28       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CHAUNCY 5636                  5   4  0    26       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-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)
 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        5   5  0    20       THE WICKED (320)
-AMPERE 5638                   3   1  1    19       POWER LEGION (579)
 FIVE OF WANDS 5667            2   0  0    19       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 ACE OF CUPS 5663              2   0  2    17       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 JUDGEMENT 5665                2   0  0    16       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 TEN OF SWORDS 5664            1   1  0    13       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-DR2DR SALESMAN 5653           1   0  0    11       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 SPAMMER 5660                  1   1  0    11       THE WICKED (320)
-MANIAC MALTESE 5605           1   0  0    10       ARENA FELINES (452)
-MALLS @ XMAS 4808             0   1  0     7       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 BART 5659                     1   2  0     5       THE WICKED (320)
 KING OF PENTACLES 5666        0   2  0     2       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-NISHIME 5655                  0   1  0     1       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 517    0  1 0   1                   ACE OF CUPS 5663      543 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 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What is a poor Manager to do?  I offer many prayers to the Roll-Up Gods (RUGS) for
their assistance.  Pot Of Gold decides to graduate and retire?  Persiflage decides to
get brutal and kill Klondike Gold?  The FTF intervenes, and the new recruits await
there unpretentiously.  How can this poor manager survive with such brass and copper
circumstances?  My Golden team is suffering. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Annie Pinkley -- Well, I, too, was honored. -- Golden Opportunity

Kore Surya -- I needed that win for poor Midas!  But how did I make THAT happen? --
Golden Opportunity

Persiflage -- Did you have to kill Klondike?  You Shrouds can act so little at times.
-- Midas

Sully -- I salute you for your talent and the overwhelming win.  You emptied my pot,
pal, and deserve to be called Duelmaster. -- Pot Of Gold, Retired

Ghoti -- My friends Mino and Kennelworth send their regards.  It is always a
pleasure.  They said something like "bring it on". -- Midas, Manager, Golden
Gladiators.

What, no Yamapile this past round?  We surely needed the easy wins. -- Midas

I GET TO LIVE!!!!!!  And I get to graduate!  I am soo happy!  Unfortunately I think
the Boss will send me to the DA for my last fight.  I dread the thought of having to
be res'd. -- Annie Pinkley

Midas of Goldy Gladidiots -- LOL!  That is exactly the kind of blubbering idiocy one
can expect from such a vile thing like you.  Merely lends credence to the FACT that
you are simply a pathetic stinking vermin from the lowest pits, completely incapable
of comprehending the competitive nature of this game.  You are a sick drooling moron
with NO human thought process.  An egotistic little brat with NO sense of courtesy.
A sickening little gnat, completely consumed with his own evil self-righteousness. --
Manager of Yamabushi

That's right, Midas freak, Manager of the Goldy Skums.  I'm attacking YOU.  I'm
attacking your character because you have none.  You are utterly devoid of any sense
of character at all.  Dumbed-down jerks like you with NO conscience simply confound
the meaning of logic.  It is precisely because of sick individuals like yourself that
makes it so difficult to take pleasure in playing this game.

I am senior to you in virtually every respect.  Perhaps that is what concerns you so
much.  Does it bother you that anyone has the audacity to actually point out the
facts of your ignorance??  Can't deal with the fact that you don't know the meaning
of a fair fight??  You are the rookie, little one.  You are the one that requires
instruction on team play.  You are the one that is weak and unfit.  Stop beating your
chest about how great you think you are.  You know nothing and are absolutely
incapable of learning greatness. -- Manager of Yamabushi

Ghoti -- I have no idea who you are, bub (as though I care).  So just shut your
stinking pie hole and go back to the pit you crawled from.  You got a lot of nerve to
lecture me about honor when you don't even know the meaning of such a word.  Any
moron that has enough mind to actually defend that Midas stinking idiot is just as
much a slimy vermin as him.  Worry not however.  As long as you take your medication
we won't have to hear your tiresome drivel. -- Manager of Yamabushi

All -- Welcome my deck of warriors to this fine Free Blades city.  I wanted another
team in the independent nations and this city seemed like the right place.  May your
swords always aim true and your armor hold your insides in side. -- Var, manager of
Pandora's Cards

Steelers -- You got killed in the second minute of the fight by a TP fighting in his
first fight.  That's pretty sad. -- Ace of Cups

Why am I not Duelmaster!  Am I not the best warrior in this arena!  Perhaps in all
the Glorious Empire!!  How did Sully jump past me!  He didn't even kill his opponent.
I killed Klondike Gold!?  How did that happen?  Didn't know I had it in me.  It must
have been my Lord Kjarran guiding my weapon.  Well I'm out of here.  My final
numbers;  15(+2)-21(+2)-7-8(+3)-21(+2)-10(+2)-15(+2) TP.  Expert in parry and that's
it, so disappointing.  Like the greatsword, cool.  Low offensive, low activity, no
surprise there.  Learn attack skills. -- Persiflage, Shroud In Mystery, Servant of
Kjarran

Golden Opportunity -- You are so frustrating.  I'll get you yet! -- Kore Surya

Chauncy -- A win!  Good to know I can still do that.  Thanks. -- Husam Al Din

Good to see you've all solved your Yamabushi problem.  The City of Battle can now
return to its peaceful ways. -- Noachian, Servant of Kjarran, mgr. Shroud In Mystery

Gluteous Maximus -- I couldn't bring myself to hit it, though it was an immense
target.  (shudder)  The very thought of it made my blood run cold. -- Ketl Physhe
P.S.  Or something.

Annie Pinkley -- I'd like to color you gone, graduated, out of here.  You're too
dangerous for an old fossil like me. -- Punh Jently
P.S.  By golly, you ARE going!  Congratulations.

Congratulations to Persiflage, also. -- Punny Animals

They tell me Rirorni women know lots of tricks, but the Venomous Concubine wouldn't
show me any.  I might have to ask again. -- O Puncha

Husam al Din -- (admiringly)  I would have thought it hard for a giant to be
mysterious, but you managed it.  I don't know how you won that! -- Chauncy
P.S.  Maybe it was the "classic style match" thing?

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

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,

pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY was outwaited by PERSIFLAGE in a 36 minute Bloodfeud fight.
KITTEN KABOODLE handily defeated SULLY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title match.
PURZ! vanquished O PUNCHA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
GOLDEN BEAR overpowered HUSAM AL DIN in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
GOLDEN DOME unbelievably bested SORDAN BLACKBLADE in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
KING OF PENTACLES was overpowered by SPAMMER in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
TEN OF SWORDS devastated BART in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
ANNIE PINKLEY was handily defeated by PUNH JENTLY in a 1 minute uneven melee.
KORE SURYA vanquished KETL PHYSHE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
BRAEL-LWE vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
BLUU GNITE overpowered CHAUNCY in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
RUDDY JOE outlasted BA'AL OF CITADEL in a tiresome 21 minute match.
ACE OF CUPS butchered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
JUDGEMENT demolished MALCORN INSURGENT in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FIVE OF WANDS overpowered 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                      7         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  13 -  3      63  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       36 -  36 -  3      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        21 -  28 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  15 -  0      29  |

Turn 543 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  KITTEN KABOODLE 5515       12   5  0  134 ARENA FELINES (452)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491    18  10  0   96 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  SULLY 4344                 16  10  0   92 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
LUNGING ATTACK   PURZ! 5591                  8   2  0   82 ARENA FELINES (452)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLUU GNITE 5201            10   5  0   54 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 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183.  The ten other most popular fighters were PURZ! 5591, 
BRAEL-LWE 3140, KITTEN KABOODLE 5515, HUSAM AL DIN 4422, SPAMMER 5660, TEN OF SWORDS 
5664, PUNH JENTLY 5485, KORE SURYA 4232, ACE OF CUPS 5663, and JUDGEMENT 5665.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139, RUDDY JOE 5236, CHAUNCY 5636, KETL 
PHYSHE 5489, BART 5659, KING OF PENTACLES 5666, O PUNCHA 5531, SULLY 4344, BLUU GNITE 
5201, and GOLDEN DOME 5634.

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

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

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by September 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes