DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/05/2006    Duedate: 08/18/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-544

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5491) [19-10-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY             TEN OF SWORDS
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
(16-5491) [19-10-0,108]        (16-5664) [2-1-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       KITTEN KABOODLE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-5531) [17-21-0,84]         (16-5515) [12-6-0,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POWER LEGION (579)          33
2. COLOR ME (350)              29      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     19      Unchartered Team
4. THE WICKED (320)            19
5. SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)     18      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*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     9  6 2
 2/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  389 200  7 66.0   2/ 2 COLOR ME (350)            7  2 0
 3/ 4 POWER LEGION (579)        42  26  1 61.8   3/ 4 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   7  6 1
 4/ 5 ARENA FELINES (452)      169 106  8 61.5   4/ 5 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   6  5 0
 5/ 2*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)      9   6  2 60.0   5/ 6 THE WICKED (320)          6  9 1
 6/ 0 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     92  73  2 55.8   6/ 7 POWER LEGION (579)        5  2 0
 7/ 6 COLOR ME (350)           118 108  3 52.2   7/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       4  8 0
 8/ 7 YAMABUSHI (432)          154 162 14 48.7   8/ 3 ARENA FELINES (452)       2  1 0
 9/ 8 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   87  93  9 48.3   9/ 0 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     2  3 0
10/ 9 THE WICKED (320)          36  47  4 43.4  10- 9 MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)        1  0 0
11-10*ENEMY O' MINE (500)        6   8  0 42.9  11/10 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  1 0
12/11 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      462 681 16 40.4  12-11*ENEMY O' MINE (500)       1  2 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      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.  Those betting on ARENA 
FELINES lost their shirt, as ARENA FELINES lost their fighting abilities:  0-1-0.  
Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but COLOR ME will tell you 
118-108-3 is nothing to laugh at...  THE WICKED had cause to celebrate, after SPAMMER 
got 19 points by beating CHAUNCY.  Win some, lose some.  Speaking of which, KNOWLEDGE 
was winsome, after beating BRAEL-LWE and seeing him lose 11 points.  You could cut 
the tension with a scimitar as GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY of GOLDEN GLADIATORS met the 
Duelmaster.  Now I can't insult GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY, as he has gloriously dueled to 
the top.  Oh great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it 
one team in WILLAF is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in PUNNY 
AMINALS are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  Like a pup 
with its tail between its legs, THE WICKED scurried away from PUNNY AMINALS.  Oh, the 
shame!  If challenges were horses, BA'AL OF CITADEL could open up a fast food joint!  
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Questions are being raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the 
arena.  A certain tavern in WILLAF would I avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  WILLAF, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Warty Toad.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny 
Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491      19  10  0   108       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLUTEOUS MAXIMUS 5456        18   5  0   121       MUSCLE MEN 3 (563)
 KORE SURYA 4232              17  21  3   102       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 KITTEN KABOODLE 5515         12   6  0    98       ARENA FELINES (452)
 KUROHANA 5128                21  11  0    95       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             20  27  0    90       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SULLY 4344                   16  11  0    87       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-TANOSHII 5488                17   5  0    86       YAMABUSHI (432)
 O PUNCHA 5531                17  21  0    84       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             15  29  0    82       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-PURZ! 5591                    8   2  0    82       ARENA FELINES (452)
 ELESAURIS 5200               10   7  0    69       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLUU GNITE 5201              11   5  0    66       COLOR ME (350)
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             13   4  0    62       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GRIZZ 5218                   13   5  0    61       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 KNOWLEDGE 5610                8   7  0    58       POWER LEGION (579)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   7  0    49       ARENA FELINES (452)
 RUDDY JOE 5236                8   1  0    49       COLOR ME (350)
 POR Q. PINE 5149             11   7  0    46       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             6  14  0    42       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 NATURE 5607                  10   5  0    41       POWER LEGION (579)
-I.R.S. 4809                   3   1  0    39       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                10   8  0    38       YAMABUSHI (432)
 BRAEL-LWE 3140                7  10  2    37       THE WICKED (320)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139         7  10  0    31       THE WICKED (320)
 GOLDEN DOME 5634              4   0  0    31       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAMMER 5660                  2   1  0    30       THE WICKED (320)
 AMPERE 5638                   4   1  1    29       POWER LEGION (579)
 TEN OF SWORDS 5664            2   1  0    28       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                 5   2  0    25       YAMABUSHI (432)
 FIVE OF WANDS 5667            3   0  0    24       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOOLFUREANA 5448              2   0  0    22       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-NEGATIVE BALANCE 4812         2   3  0    22       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        5   6  0    21       THE WICKED (320)
 CHAUNCY 5636                  5   5  0    20       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SHOCK 5647                    1   0  0    16       POWER LEGION (579)
 BART 5659                     2   2  0    14       THE WICKED (320)
-DR2DR SALESMAN 5653           1   0  0    11       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 SADIGH FURY 5668              1   0  0    11       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-MANIAC MALTESE 5605           1   0  0    10       ARENA FELINES (452)
 ACE OF CUPS 5663              2   1  2     9       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 JUDGEMENT 5665                2   1  0     8       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-MALLS @ XMAS 4808             0   1  0     7       ENEMY O' MINE (500)
 TINY OLIVE 5661               1   0  0     5       COLOR ME (350)
 KING OF PENTACLES 5666        0   3  0     3       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 NISHIME 5655                  0   2  0     2       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLD STAR 5669                0   1  0     1       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOOD AS GOLD 5670             0   1  0     1       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
RED BASTIEN 5662       0  1 0 COLOR ME 350          SPYMASTER 538         544 NONE    
STEELERS 5654          0  1 0 ENEMY O' MINE 500     ACE OF CUPS 5663      542         
LEVERAGE 5616          6  5 0 POWER LEGION 579      SHEWISH GIANT 537     544 NONE    
KITTY HAWK 5622        0  1 0 WYLDERNESS WYLD 514   MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    544 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Pandora's Cards -- It appears you got to draw Mr. "I love to be punished" in the
likes Malcorn Insurgent twice last turn.  That is very lucky for you.  I am sure he
was really tired in his second fight. -- Ghoti

Midas -- I could have sworn I heard something crunch under my boots, did you hear
anything?  It had a squishy sound too.  Sort of a panicky yet whiney "Life isn't fair
and I have to justify my existence" kind of quality to it.  NAH! just some noise in
the dirt I guess. -- Ghoti

I am the epitome of how not to be designed as an Aimed Blow.  SO I get to retire on
the isle I think. -- Annie Pinkley

I was a project!  I was 9-10-8-13-11-12-21 normal/good -- Master att, ad ex rip.
Scimitar, learn attack and favor the bash tactic.  Finished 18-14-2.  +2 att and (-2)
rip...that I know of.  I was sent to the DA and survived both times--the only reason
I was given an opportunity to graduate and retire. -- Annie Pinkley

Var -- Welcome to Willaf.  May your stay be enjoyable and fulfilling.  Great start,
by the way.  You do Pandora proud. -- Midas of Golden Gladiators

Persiflage -- Well done in your bloodfeud defense.  You fought like a champ and I
salute you. -- Golden Opportunity.
P.S.  Noachin, nice numbers on Persi.  Would have loved him on our team.

Husam al Dim -- It was all my pleasure.  Someday the bear gets you, and someday the
bear gets you. -- Golden Bear

Sordan Blackblade -- Was that fun or what?  I truly enjoyed the tussle. -- Golden
Dome

Kitten Kaboodle -- A salute to you, Duelmaster.  Well done. -- Midas of Golden
Gladiators

Miss Yamabushi -- Thank you for the very thoughtful words last turn.  We shall always
remember your kindness.  And we will pray for you as this record...YAMABUSHI(432)153-
161-14-48.7 YAMABUSHI(432)1-2-0 must hurt.  Must hurt badly. -- Midas and The Golden
Gladiators

Yamaphile -- It is such a pleasure to find someone senior to me in this game.  I was
starting to feel old.  Thank you. -- Midas

Ghoti -- Well, now, I guess you are in the frying pan also.  (chuckle)  I am sure you
will work it out with your friend Yamamama.  Nice meeting you at The Face, by the
way.  The Creepster, et all, send their regards. -- Midas

Noachin -- Cute post, pal.  (about returning to peaceful ways)  And just when we were
all having fun......................... -- Midas

Golden Dome -- Probably a good challenge for you, and by challenge I mean an attempt
to avoid a challenging matchup. -- Sordan

Ruddy -- Sorry to cut our meeting short.  I didn't bring a lunch either. -- Ba'al

     Oooo, lunch!  That sounds good! -- Ed.

Ketl Physhe -- You are good to me.  We'll have to do it again.  Maybe I'll be good to
you next time. -- Kore Surya

Kitten Kaboodle -- No cats allowed in the arena!  I'm allergic to cats. -- Sully

Golden Bear -- I do better with my weapon.  I'm starting a new losing streak. --
Husan Al Din

Golden Opportunity -- Just the way I like it.  A long fight for my last fight.
Thanks. -- Persiflage

Yamabushi -- You sure can fill up the personal ads.  Too bad it's all hot air.  Well,
we're back and looking to add to our kill total.  So get all your fighters up and
running, we need targets. -- Noachian, Servant of Kjarran, mgr. Shroud In Mystery

Var -- Welcome to the City of Battle!  May Kjarran guide your blades.  And I'll be
back in Jurine very soon. -- Noachian

Purz! -- Wow, a marmalade Persian, I'm so excited to have been ripped to shreds by
such a lovely cat.  Rot in a dogpound, cat. -- O Puncha

Annie Pinkley -- If those are your favorites, you need to work with them.  Or get new
ones. -- Punh Jently

Kore Surya -- Damn.  Accuracy strikes again.  There is no mystery shrouding my loss.
-- Ketl Physhe

Bluu Gnite -- I don't want to color you at all. -- Chauncy
P.S.  Well, black and blue, if I could manage it....

Var -- Hello again.  We seem to share many arenas.  If one can share "many" out of
the relatively few that are left.  This one's ready for you.  Have fun. -- Jorja,
Punny Animals

All -- Hello, I am new here and to be honest, quite afraid of what I may find.  Would
you all mind if I quietly take my place among you and duel?  I promise not to speak
too loudly and will practically go unnoticed!  I swear!  O, bugger!  I hate new
places.... -- C3PO, mgr. Abbreviations

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

LEVERAGE was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
RED BASTIEN was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
KITTY HAWK was murdered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY luckily beat KITTEN KABOODLE in a 5 minute Challenge Title fight.
KORE SURYA defeated PUNH JENTLY in a 2 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
HUSAM AL DIN was bested by RUDDY JOE in a action packed 4 minute Challenge brawl.
BA'AL OF CITADEL was savagely defeated by GOLDEN DOME in a 21 minute struggle.
KING OF PENTACLES was handily defeated by BART in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
SPAMMER vanquished CHAUNCY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
SULLY lost to KUROHANA in a action packed 3 minute expert's fight.
O PUNCHA savagely defeated ELESAURIS in a action packed 7 minute gory veteran's fight.
KETL PHYSHE savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute bloody one-sided match.
GOLDEN BEAR outwaited POR Q. PINE in a tiresome 16 minute veteran's contest.
NATURE was devastated by BLUU GNITE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory mismatched bout.
BRAEL-LWE was vanquished by KNOWLEDGE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
GRIZZ vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 3 minute one-sided fray.
AMPERE devastated JUDGEMENT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SORDAN BLACKBLADE was overpowered by TEN OF SWORDS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
WOOLFUREANA overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.
NISHIME was handily defeated by FIVE OF WANDS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
ACE OF CUPS was beaten by SHOCK in a 3 minute beginner's fight.
TINY OLIVE subdued GOLD STAR in a 2 minute beginner's bout.
SADIGH FURY vanquished GOOD AS GOLD in a 1 minute mismatched fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK    8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  3      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  17 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       37 -  39 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        22 -  27 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  15 -  0      25  |

Turn 544 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        7 -  6     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491    19  10  0  108 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  KITTEN KABOODLE 5515       12   6  0   98 ARENA FELINES (452)
SLASHING ATTACK  SULLY 4344                 16  11  0   87 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLUU GNITE 5201            11   5  0   66 COLOR ME (350)
AIMED BLOW       KNOWLEDGE 5610              8   7  0   58 POWER LEGION (579)
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 KITTEN KABOODLE 5515.  The ten other most popular fighters were O PUNCHA 5531, 
SULLY 4344, HUSAM AL DIN 4422, BLUU GNITE 5201, GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY 5491, KORE SURYA 
4232, ELESAURIS 5200, SHOCK 5647, KETL PHYSHE 5489, and KUROHANA 5128.

The least popular fighter this week was BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GOLDEN DOME 5634, POR Q. PINE 5149, GOLDEN BEAR 5602, GOOD AS 
GOLD 5670, ACE OF CUPS 5663, NISHIME 5655, JUDGEMENT 5665, NATURE 5607, CHAUNCY 5636, 
and KING OF PENTACLES 5666.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLDEN OPPORTUNITY (16-5491) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)