DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/02/2006    Duedate: 09/15/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-546

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       KETL PHYSHE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [18-22-0,95]         (16-5489) [15-31-0,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)         35
2. THE WICKED (320)            29      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     24      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)             13
5. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          6       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  395 204  7 65.9   1/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   9  6 0
 2- 2 POWER LEGION (579)        45  28  1 61.6   2/ 8 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       8  2 0
 3- 3 ARENA FELINES (452)      169 108  8 61.0   3/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  5 0
 4- 4 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     92  73  2 55.8   4/ 1 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   7  7 1
 5/ 5 COLOR ME (350)           119 112  3 51.5   5- 3 POWER LEGION (579)        6  4 0
 6/ 9 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       22  22  0 50.0   6/ 4 COLOR ME (350)            4  5 0
 7/ 7 YAMABUSHI (432)          156 164 14 48.8   7/ 7 THE WICKED (320)          4  6 0
 8/ 6 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   92  98 10 48.4   8/ 9 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  3 0
 9- 8*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)      9  11  2 45.0   9-11 WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)     2  3 0
10/10 THE WICKED (320)          38  50  4 43.2  10- 6*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     2  8 0
11/11 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      467 684 16 40.6  11-10 ARENA FELINES (452)       0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team SHROUD IN MYSTERY was 
unseated this week as GOLDEN GLADIATORS moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-2-0 record for the round.  Fortune did not smile upon PANDORA'S CARDS 
this time out who this turn suffered a fall into 10th position in the wake of a 0-0-0 
round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week NOBLE ON FIRE went 5-0-0 to move up 6 in the rankings.  BRAEL-LWE caught 
the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HUSAM AL DIN 
and was awarded 17 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
BART put down SADIGH FURY, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the 
process.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to feel 
that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city WILLAF.  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is GOLDEN GLADIATORS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels. 
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  Indeed it was THE WICKED.  Loose talk at 
the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after SULLY.  Watch your back!  I can not but mention with disdain the name of 
GOOD AS GOLD who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 14 points below in 
the rankings.  I thought GOOD AS GOLD showed great skill and promise when it defeated 
NISHIME.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  
In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in WILLAF as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed 
a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUROHANA 5128                22  11  0   107       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KORE SURYA 4232              18  22  3   107       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 PUNH JENTLY 5485             22  27  0   105       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 SULLY 4344                   17  12  0    98       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 O PUNCHA 5531                18  22  0    95       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538         10   5  0    94       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KITTEN KABOODLE 5515         12   7  0    89       ARENA FELINES (452)
-TANOSHII 5488                17   6  0    82       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             15   4  0    82       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-PURZ! 5591                    8   2  0    82       ARENA FELINES (452)
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             15  31  0    77       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BLUU GNITE 5201              12   6  0    71       COLOR ME (350)
-ELESAURIS 5200               10   7  0    69       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-KNOWLEDGE 5610                9   7  0    69       POWER LEGION (579)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRIZZ 5218                   13   5  0    61       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINDA FINE 5555               6   2  0    56       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 BRAEL-LWE 3140                8  10  2    54       THE WICKED (320)
-CAT A. CLYSMIC 5074           8   8  0    51       ARENA FELINES (452)
-POR Q. PINE 5149             11   7  0    46       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
-AMPERE 5638                   5   1  1    46       POWER LEGION (579)
-NATURE 5607                  11   5  0    44       POWER LEGION (579)
 CHAUNCY 5636                  7   5  0    43       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-RUDDY JOE 5236                8   2  0    40       COLOR ME (350)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                10   8  0    38       YAMABUSHI (432)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             7  15  1    37       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139         7  11  0    33       THE WICKED (320)
 BART 5659                     3   2  0    31       THE WICKED (320)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEN OF SWORDS 5664            2   2  0    29       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                 6   2  0    27       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN DOME 5634              5   1  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD AS GOLD 5670             2   1  0    23       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        5   7  0    22       THE WICKED (320)
-WOOLFUREANA 5448              2   0  0    22       WYLDERNESS WYLD (514)
 SPAMMER 5660                  2   2  0    22       THE WICKED (320)
 MOLLY BOOTS 5656              2   0  0    20       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 LIP SERVICE 5645              2   0  0    17       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 BAD NERVES 5671               1   1  0    12       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-ACE OF CUPS 5663              2   2  2    10       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 SADIGH FURY 5668              2   1  0    10       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-MANIAC MALTESE 5605           1   0  0    10       ARENA FELINES (452)
-JUDGEMENT 5665                2   2  0     8       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-SHOCK 5647                    1   1  0     8       POWER LEGION (579)
 VOLOSO FURY 5672              1   1  0     4       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 NISHIME 5655                  0   3  0     3       YAMABUSHI (432)
-EARL GRAY 5673                0   1  0     1       COLOR ME (350)
 24 CARAT 5694                 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?
STEELERS 5654          0  1 0 ENEMY O' MINE 500     ACE OF CUPS 5663      542 NOT REVE
GOLD STAR 5669         0  3 0 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 SPYMASTER 538         546 NONE    
FIVE OF WANDS 5667     3  1 0 PANDORA'S CARDS 585   HUSAM AL DIN 4422     545         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Shrouds!  Current Top Team On The Move!  Salute. -- Midas

And congratulations to the great manager of Yamabushi.  You are the best manager of 
Yamabushi we have ever encountered.  We are sure all in the arena lust after your 
almost 50% W/L record.  Well done. -- All The Golden Gladiators

Chauncy -- You showed me.  I'm going back to prayer. (or football) -- Golden Dome

A fish is a physhe is a fish. -- Golden Bear

Punny Animals -- You got punked out of the Duelmaster crown!  Jeez.  You deserved it. 
Nor fair.... -- Midas

Nice challenge, Budokumo!  Here I am a mere peon on the bottom of the pack with an 
exciting 0-1 record.  It has highly intelligent of you to downchallenge 24 points 
with your 5-2-0 greatly experienced record to find some cannon fodder.  Yep, nice 
challenge.  Yamamama should be pleased as it inches him closer to having won almost 
as many fights as he has lost.  Well done. -- Gold Star

That moron is still running his yap every turn and throwing around hefty 
downchallenges?  What a mental reject.  And Midas, you must be a tower of iron will 
to be putting up with idiocy still.  I'm sure he thinks he is cute and that this is 
fun, but it clearly isn't enhancing anyone's enjoyment of the game and probably not 
even his.  What a dumb bass. -- The Sentinel

Now, who was it recently complaining about someone winning via scum?  (hint : Yo 
Mamma)  And Lo and Behold!.. Who has the top scum in the arena?  (Hint:  Yo Mamma)  
Sounds pretty much like we have a hypocrit in our midsts.  (Hint: Yo Mammy)  Cry us a 
river and go wash in it bub.... -- Ghoti

Finn -- Not sure who you are but you are funnier than hell, I'm still laughing. -- 
Barnabas  manager of Woolfureana and Grizz.

All -- Sounds like there is someone in this arena that needs to start taking Midol, 
are you having cramps?  Lighten up man, from what I'm reading sounds to me like 
you're the problem! -- Barnabas

All -- Better whip out the towels, got a feeling the whiner will be posting something 
next turn.  Personally I don't even read his crap anymore, I invision Ebeneezer 
Scrouge. -- Barnabas

Golden Freak -- HA!!  Budokumo vs. Gold Star was a completely fair fight, right? Take 
a bit of your own medicine and choke on it.  You had it coming, bub!  Payback is a 
real B#&%H, aye? -- Yamabushi

All -- Notice how the vile jerk running the Goldy Gayidiots continues to offer 
nothing with regards to his completely ill-gotten gains through skumming, twisting, 
cheating, and spinning his way in Willaf.  Take notice of the real ENEMY of the 
Willaf arena folks.  It's the Midas vermin from the lowest pit. -- Yamabushi

Golden Opportunity -- I had a golden time in my fights against you.  May your golden 
years be golden. -- Kore Surya

Kitten Kaboodle -- Bad Kitty.  That should teach you not to potty on the arena sands. 
-- Sully

Pandora's Cards -- My Lord Kjarran always has a winning hand. -- Husam Al Din

Shock -- I'm shocked you didn't fight better. -- Sadigh Fury

Bad Nerves -- You need something for those nerves.  They make you an easy tatget. -- 
Voloso Fury

Yamabushi -- Willaf, of the Karnhorn Empire, has no allies save for the Servants of 
Kjarran.  If you do not follow the path of the One True God, The God of All, the you 
cannot lay claim to, nor speak for the Empire or any on its arenas. -- Noachian, 
Servant of Kjarran, mgr. Shroud In Mystery

Punh Jently -- I've trained that stat twice already.  Don't want to try for a third 
increase.  Besides, we Shrouders don't think stats are important when choosing a 
weapon. -- Kore Surya

Axe Em Bout Me! -- Do I have to?  I mean, it would be so... forward.  As though I had 
some special, personal interest in the answer, and I wouldn't want you to think that 
I was THAT kind of guy! -- O Puncha

Golden Bear -- I believe I feel ursinophobia coming on.  Could you bear it if I 
denied you the golden chance to learn more from me? -- Ketl Physhe

Tanoshii -- A classic style match.  I fear you had little chance in that one. -- Punh 
Jently

Golden Dome -- Ha!  You thought you could put me off with the reflection off that 
dome, but I brought my shades! -- Chauncy the successful
P.S.  So you're a neuter half-elf?  Hmm.  I guess you got the wrong two halves to put 
together, didn't you?  Tough.  But it means no distractions.

All -- Sorry for the lack of ads lately, I've been doing a lot of overseas trips and 
have been on partial maintenance mostly.  Will find a way to travel and send in ads 
at the same time someday I hope. -- Seraphim

Midas -- Always first to send props my way, always appreciated. -- Seraphim

Hey, is the arena growing or am I shrinking?  Maybe this will give Yamasama someone 
other than Midas to pick on. -- Seraphim

No Duelmaster?  What do you mean no duelmaster?  How can we not have a duelmaster.  I 
mean I know how it's possible, it just shouldn't be possible. -- Seraphim

Ten of swords -- Ask for a mulligan and cut better naxt time. -- Nature

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLD STAR was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
KUROHANA bested SULLY in a action packed 3 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
KORE SURYA subdued O PUNCHA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute expert's Challenge fight.
GOLDEN BEAR unbelievably bested KETL PHYSHE in a 3 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
BRAEL-LWE devastated HUSAM AL DIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SPAMMER was devastated by CHAUNCY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
GOOD AS GOLD handily defeated NISHIME in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BART vanquished SADIGH FURY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
PUNH JENTLY vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
AXE EM BOUT ME! won victory over BLUU GNITE in a 3 minute fight.
KINDA FINE defeated BA'AL OF CITADEL in a action packed 1 minute match.
GOLDEN DOME beat SORDAN BLACKBLADE in a exciting 2 minute fight.
MOLLY BOOTS demolished 24 CARAT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
LIP SERVICE viciously subdued VOLOSO FURY in a 2 minute novice's battle.
BAD NERVES overcame PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       7         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         AIMED BLOW        29 -  25 -  0      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  20 -  3      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  38 -  3      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  18 -  0      25  |

Turn 546 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         6 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KUROHANA 5128              22  11  0  107 YAMABUSHI (432)
SLASHING ATTACK  SULLY 4344                 17  12  0   98 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
AIMED BLOW       AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538       10   5  0   94 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    BLUU GNITE 5201            12   6  0   71 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 KETL PHYSHE 5489.  The ten other most popular fighters were SULLY 4344, SORDAN 
BLACKBLADE 3183, KINDA FINE 5555, LIP SERVICE 5645, KORE SURYA 4232, BLUU GNITE 5201, 
KUROHANA 5128, BRAEL-LWE 3140, GOOD AS GOLD 5670, and AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538.

The least popular fighter this week was 24 CARAT 5694.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139, SADIGH FURY 5668, NISHIME 5655, SPAMMER 5660, 
HUSAM AL DIN 4422, GOLD STAR 5669, O PUNCHA 5531, VOLOSO FURY 5672, MOLLY BOOTS 5656, 
and GOLDEN DOME 5634.