DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/30/2006    Duedate: 10/13/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-548

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KORE SURYA
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
(16-4232) [20-22-3,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KORE SURYA                     POSITION IS EMPTY
SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)        
(16-4232) [20-22-3,129]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       KETL PHYSHE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [19-23-0,88]         (16-5489) [16-32-0,80]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)     54
2. THE WICKED (320)            44      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     26      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (565)             6
5. PANDORA'S CARDS (585)        5      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 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  400 206  8 66.0   1/ 3 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   9  5 1
 2/ 3 POWER LEGION (579)        48  32  1 60.0   2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   8  4 1
 3/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (565)          43  30  7 58.9   3/ 1 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       7  4 0
 4- 4 COLOR ME (350)           119 112  3 51.5   4/ 5 THE WICKED (320)          7  8 0
 5/ 6 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)  100  99 11 50.3   5/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5  7 0
 6- 7 YAMABUSHI (432)          156 164 14 48.8   6/ 6 POWER LEGION (579)        3  4 0
 7/ 5 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       24  26  0 48.0   7- 7 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  1 0
 8/ 8 THE WICKED (320)          43  55  4 43.9   8/ 0 FUNKY FOLK (565)          0  2 0
 9/ 9*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)      9  13  2 40.9   9/ 9*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     0  2 0
10/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      470 689 16 40.6  10- 8 COLOR ME (350)            0  1 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.

Well, here I am again.  I'm ready to graduate so I'm not moving until I get my
invite.

Sully's not waiting.  He's on his way out.  His final numbers; 11(+2)-12-9-21-14(+1)-
9-11 slasher.  Master in Init and Attack, AdEx in Riposte, Ex in Defense and Decise.
Rhythm; high offensive, very low activity.  Favorite weapon; broadsword, learns
defensive.

My numbers aren't as good as Sully's.  But I've got three kills to his zero.
Speaking of kills, my favorite target is coming to Willaf.  Valamond, the blasphemous
heathen from Zuwayza is coming.  He's an easy target, so take advantage of him.

Kore Surya
Shroud In Mystery
Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to NOBLE ON FIRE, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the SHROUD IN MYSTERY stable.  Hey everybody, watch out for BART, 
who flew up 20 points in the rankings after mashing KINDA FINE like a melon.  Keep 
your eye on this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was KINDA FINE, who 
dropped 19 points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with BART.  Going for 
the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was POWER LEGION's KNOWLEDGE, 
who was turned away from the Duelmastership by KORE SURYA.  Advice to bashers--never 
force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the WILLAF arena.  Did you 
hear that SHROUD IN MYSTERY was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of SHROUD IN MYSTERY's warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may 
not be funny, but catch NOBLE ON FIRE's act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be 
fairly deft at running from SHROUD IN MYSTERY.  Well just about everybody wants a 
piece of CHAUNCY, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  In a touching display 
by a 'touched' warrior, GOLDEN BEAR went after KETL PHYSHE, who was higher by 21 
points.  Well, when the dust settled, GOLDEN BEAR bested KETL PHYSHE.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  This week 7-13-0 BA'AL OF 
CITADEL was sent to the Dark Arena.  I know a lot of fighters with similar records 
who might take notice of this.  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as LIP SERVICE 
goes down under the sword of SADIGH FURY.  Thanks to this, SADIGH FURY now has 33 
recognition points.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a 
very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the WILLAF giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  Its been real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been 
real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KORE SURYA 4232              20  22  3   129       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KUROHANA 5128                22  11  0   107       YAMABUSHI (432)
-AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538         10   5  0    94       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 O PUNCHA 5531                19  23  0    88       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KNOWLEDGE 5610               10   8  0    86       POWER LEGION (579)
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             16   5  0    83       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-TANOSHII 5488                17   6  0    82       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             16  32  0    80       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-BLUU GNITE 5201              12   6  0    71       COLOR ME (350)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BART 5659                     5   2  0    66       THE WICKED (320)
 BRAEL-LWE 3140                9  11  2    63       THE WICKED (320)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             8  15  1    56       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 KINDA FINE 5555               7   3  0    47       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 NATURE 5607                  12   6  0    46       POWER LEGION (579)
-AMPERE 5638                   5   1  1    46       POWER LEGION (579)
-RUDDY JOE 5236                8   2  0    40       COLOR ME (350)
-TAIKUTSU 5564                10   8  0    38       YAMABUSHI (432)
 CHAUNCY 5636                  8   6  0    34       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADIGH FURY 5668              4   1  1    33       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 GOOD AS GOLD 5670             4   1  1    32       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SPAMMER 5660                  3   3  0    30       THE WICKED (320)
 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        6   8  0    29       THE WICKED (320)
-TEN OF SWORDS 5664            2   2  0    29       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 SAL AHMI 5593                 2   1  0    29       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-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                  
-MOLLY BOOTS 5656              2   0  0    20       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 SHOCK 5647                    2   2  0    18       POWER LEGION (579)
 VOLOSO FURY 5672              2   2  0    13       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-ACE OF CUPS 5663              2   2  2    10       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 GOLDEN GIRL 5703              1   0  0    10       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-JUDGEMENT 5665                2   2  0     8       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 24 CARAT 5694                 1   2  0     7       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 BAD NERVES 5671               1   3  0     6       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-NISHIME 5655                  0   3  0     3       YAMABUSHI (432)
 HANK E PANKY 5679             0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-OHM 5700                      0   1  0     1       POWER LEGION (579)
-EARL GRAY 5673                0   1  0     1       COLOR ME (350)

'-' 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                   GOOD AS GOLD 5670     548 NONE    
LIP SERVICE 5645       3  1 0 NOBLE ON FIRE 573     SADIGH FURY 5668      548         
JOKER 5704             0  1 0 PANDORA'S CARDS 585   BANDIT PRINCE 541     548 NONE    
FIVE OF WANDS 5667     3  1 0 PANDORA'S CARDS 585   HUSAM AL DIN 4422     545         
BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139  7 13 0 THE WICKED 320        STONE GOLEM 542       548 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ms. Yamamama -- You are the MAN!  Thanks to all your outrageous and irrational, but
fun to read (sometimes), ravings, more folks are reading about and coming to Willaf!
You are a heroine on our book. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Knowledge -- That was a great challenge and a fine win.  Salute. -- Golden Bear
P.S.  Drive for show; putt for dough.  You did both.

Bad Nerves -- Today I was........................... -- Good As Gold

Shock -- I was just as surprised as you!  Life can be full of golden moments. -- 24
Carat

Sully and Pun Jently -- Congratulations!  The title, Lord Protector, is well
deserved. -- Midas

Valamond -- Welcome to Willaf.  Glad to see you joining all the fun and commotion. --
Midas

Manager of Yamaweenies -- Thank you, but it was not necessary to spout my physical
advantages.  Yes, it is true that my knuckles hang lower than most, due to a birth
blessing of longer arms and short legs.  Did you know that I can stand straight
legged on a standard sidewalk edge and place my palms on the gutter bottom?  Short
legs, supple body.  My Father taught me that, as he could do it also.  He was an
Earl.  I lucked into being more.  Cool, huh? -- King Midas
P.S.  And thank you for entitling me a "brat".  I haven't felt so young in years!

All -- Bring it on, little boys.  What do you got to say??  Let's hear all your
irrelevant blubbering and juvenile backtalk.  Should be fascinating to see. --
Yamabushi

Punh Gently -- Thanks for that last little bit; I needed to get out of here. -- Sully

Valamond -- You are a glutton for punishment.  I kill half your team in Zuwayza and
you come here to the City of Battle for more?  Well, I don't turn away from more
sacrifices to my Lord Kjarran.  So come on in to Willaf.  We'll see if you got what
it takes to fight here.  We Servants of Kjarran look forward to sacrificing more of
your fighters. -- Noachian, mgr. Shroud In Mystery, Servant of Kjarran

Sully -- You would dirty my ears, not to mention my record, with your activities?
How can I bear it?  Were it not for the fact that I am graduating (amazing, is it
not?) and will not have to face you again, or only once at most, I would weep at the
prospect, not to mention at tales of horrible hardship you saw fit to pass along. --
Punh Jently
P.S.  Ah, I see that you are graduating at the same time!  We could, if we wanted to,
bear each other company on the way to the Isle.  But the problem with that is that
I'm not at all sure I want to GO to the Isle.

Ba'al of Citadel -- Well, you gotta admit that the crowd sounded funny trying to make
your name into a jeer.  Too long.  Jeers should be short and snappy.  Just
"Baaa'aaal" would've done better. -- Chauncy the ever-helpful

Kore Surya -- Were you, by some peculiar chance, offering to buy me a drink?  If so,
I accept.  Buy me two, I don't mind. -- O Puncha

M. Chardinee?  This arena is filling up (by today's less than demanding standards, I
admit, but it IS filling up), and I have to fight a standby?  I grant you the
Chardinee gave it his all, or at least his most, but it just isn't the same. -- Ketl
Physhe the disappointed

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will

be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is

too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BA'AL OF CITADEL was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
JOKER was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
GOLDEN BEAR unbelievably bested KETL PHYSHE in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge match.
HUSAM AL DIN devastated CHAUNCY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
24 CARAT was defeated by SHOCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge match.
SADIGH FURY butchered LIP SERVICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
KORE SURYA devastated KNOWLEDGE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
PUNH JENTLY was overcome by SULLY in a action packed 1 minute expert's fight.
O PUNCHA won victory over BRAEL-LWE in a popular 2 minute expert's duel.
KINDA FINE was vanquished by BART in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
NATURE luckily beat SORDAN BLACKBLADE in a 2 minute match.
GOOD AS GOLD easily killed OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SAL AHMI was demolished by SPAMMER in a 6 minute mismatched match.
BAD NERVES was unbelievably bested by VOLOSO FURY in a 1 minute novice's contest.
GOLDEN GIRL demolished HANK E PANKY in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       8         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  17 -  3      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        32 -  27 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  15 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  31 -  3      49  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  22 -  0      21  |

Turn 548 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     AIMED BLOW         3 -  5         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KNOWLEDGE 5610             10   8  0   86 POWER LEGION (579)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN BEAR 5602           16   5  0   83 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
PARRY-LUNGE      BART 5659                   5   2  0   66 THE WICKED (320)
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 O PUNCHA 5531, 
BRAEL-LWE 3140, SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183, SPAMMER 5660, GOLDEN BEAR 5602, SHOCK 5647, 
KORE SURYA 4232, HUSAM AL DIN 4422, GOLDEN GIRL 5703, and BA'AL OF CITADEL 3139.

The least popular fighter this week was SAL AHMI 5593.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HANK E PANKY 5679, VOLOSO FURY 5672, KINDA FINE 5555, KNOWLEDGE 5610, 
LIP SERVICE 5645, CHAUNCY 5636, JOKER 5704, BAD NERVES 5671, GOOD AS GOLD 5670, and 
NATURE 5607.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KORE SURYA (16-4232) SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

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

SULLY (16-4344) SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
PUNH JENTLY (16-5485) PUNNY AMINALS (305)