DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/14/2006    Duedate: 10/27/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-549

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KETL PHYSHE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5489) [17-32-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KETL PHYSHE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            
(16-5489) [17-32-0,86]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       KETL PHYSHE
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [19-24-0,81]         (16-5489) [17-32-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)         32
2. THE WICKED (320)            17      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         11      Unchartered Team
4. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)      5
5. FUNKY FOLK (565)             1       (-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)  402 207  8 66.0   1/ 1 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   9  4 1
 2- 2 POWER LEGION (579)        48  32  1 60.0   2/ 4 THE WICKED (320)          8  6 0
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (565)          43  31  7 58.1   3/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   7  3 1
 4/ 5 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)  101 102 11 49.8   4/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       5  6 0
 5/ 7 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       26  27  0 49.1   5/ 3 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       4  5 0
 6/ 8 THE WICKED (320)          46  56  4 45.1   6- 6 POWER LEGION (579)        3  4 0
 7- 9*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)      9  13  2 40.9   7/ 8 FUNKY FOLK (565)          0  3 0
 8/10 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      472 690 16 40.6   8- 9*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     0  2 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 all!  I'm on my way, at long last!  It's been fun.  This is one great arena.
Everybody should have a team here.

My final numbers; 10(+2)-12(+2)-10-17(+2)-19(+2)-9-15 aimed blow.  AdEx in attack and
decise, Ex in defense.  Favorite weapons; my own two fists!  Argh.  Does anyone fight
without weapons?  Low offensive, very low activity.  Use slash and riposte tactics.
Learn decise.

Well that's it for me.  Let's hope the next Duelmaster is anybody but a Yamabushi!

Kore Surya
Shroud In Mystery
Lord Protector of the Glorious Empire
Servant of Kjarran

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail WILLAF!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, KINDA FINE fought BART and gained 19 points and contributed to 
NOBLE ON FIRE's 2-1-0.  BART has lost to KINDA FINE, falling 19 points, while helping 
make THE WICKED a 3-1-0 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, 
and KORE SURYA remains WILLAF's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that 
our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Swinging 
Aardvark?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the FUNKY FOLK stable was 
the most avoided team this turn.  Come on WILLAF, what are you afraid of?  And 
avoiding FUNKY FOLK more than any other team we find GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  WILLAF, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was PUNNY AMINALS' warrior CHAUNCY.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Our condolences go to FIVE OF WANDS, posthumously, seeing as 
PANDORA'S CARDS did not revenge HUSAM AL DIN from SHROUD IN MYSTERY for killing FIVE 
OF WANDS.  Is it really true that WILLAF has more dishwashers per capita that 
fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in WILLAF again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KETL PHYSHE 5489             17  32  0    86       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538         10   5  0    94       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KNOWLEDGE 5610               10   8  0    86       POWER LEGION (579)
-GOLDEN BEAR 5602             16   5  0    83       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 O PUNCHA 5531                19  24  0    81       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BRAEL-LWE 3140               10  11  2    71       THE WICKED (320)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KINDA FINE 5555               8   3  0    66       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             8  16  1    48       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 BART 5659                     5   3  0    47       THE WICKED (320)
-NATURE 5607                  12   6  0    46       POWER LEGION (579)
 CHAUNCY 5636                  9   6  0    46       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-AMPERE 5638                   5   1  1    46       POWER LEGION (579)
 SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        7   8  0    44       THE WICKED (320)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPAMMER 5660                  4   3  0    43       THE WICKED (320)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEN OF SWORDS 5664            2   2  0    29       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-SAL AHMI 5593                 2   1  0    29       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-GOLDEN DOME 5634              5   1  0    26       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SADIGH FURY 5668              4   2  1    24       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOOD AS GOLD 5670             4   2  1    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MOLLY BOOTS 5656              2   0  0    20       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-SHOCK 5647                    2   2  0    18       POWER LEGION (579)
 24 CARAT 5694                 2   2  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN GIRL 5703              2   0  0    17       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 HOOFER 5718                   1   0  0    12       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-ACE OF CUPS 5663              2   2  2    10       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 VOLOSO FURY 5672              2   3  0     9       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-JUDGEMENT 5665                2   2  0     8       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 BAD NERVES 5671               1   4  0     7       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-OHM 5700                      0   1  0     1       POWER LEGION (579)
-HANK E PANKY 5679             0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 PEG BORED 5716                0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (565)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIP SERVICE 5645       3  1 0 NOBLE ON FIRE 573     SADIGH FURY 5668      548         
FIVE OF WANDS 5667     3  1 0 PANDORA'S CARDS 585   HUSAM AL DIN 4422     545 NOT REVE

                                     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.  For some reason we felt this needed repeating.  wink
-- ) -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Ketyl -- Thank you for being there for me.  Bears always need food. -- Golden Bear

Shock -- You made it clear that my carat-factor just might be exaggerated. -- 24
Carat

Osksi?  I thought the Noble was a pretty neat guy!  I didn't want to kill him!
Shucks. -- Good As Gold

Hank E. Panky -- Not with me, you won't! -- Golden Girl

Good luck to all Willafians in The Mailer.  Do yourself and our arena proud. -- Midas
and Golden Gladiators everywhere.

Mickey Mantle -- Beating up on Fergus, huh?  And to think I used to think you were a
neat guy--even if you were a Yankee. -- Luigi, Mgr. Paper Marios

Overd -- And now I think you are a cupcake.  THAT was fun! -- Twink

Gloria Imbrio -- Spare the rod and spoil the....  I didn't want to spoil you, Hon. --
Star Rod

Elinde -- We had a lot of fun, didn't we? -- Bombette

Fergis -- You are such a meanie! -- Bombette

M.J. -- You ain't gonna make the playoffs that way, pal. -- Tubba Blubba

Sal Ahmi -- If marginally effective breaks a large shield...I hope I get that from
other weapons.... -- Spammer

Sadigh Fury -- Ouch!  We'll give Bad Nerves a shot at ya--but if he fails...get ready
for the heat. -- D. Noble

Golden Bear -- If I were you, I wouldn't let your hair curl quite that much.  People
might mistake you for Goldilocks!  Granted, you don't have the build, but then, how
many "pretty little girls" in old tales were REALLY slim and dainty, I wonder?  So
many of them were farm girls, after all, hearty types who carried the cows home from
the pasture to milk them, and all.  Where was I?  Hmm.  How about... Hi, hope I don't
see you again any time soon? -- Ketl Physhe
P.S.  In the arena, anyway.

Husam Al Din -- I thought mysteries were supposed to take longer.  That was sho sort,
it was practically a miracle. -- Chauncy
P.S.  An unpleasant one, though.  I suppose even the devil can do miracles if he puts
his mind to it.

Sully -- Had it not been for the fact that BOTH of us were having our last local
fight, I was have been upset that you had "sullied" my departure.  But it is the
nature of this business that someone must lose.  At least I didn't die.  I'd hate to
travel to the Isle in a pine box.  The roads are so bad that even traveling in a
carriage is unpleasant, and there are no springs at all in a coffin. -- Punh Jently

Brael-Lwe -- How do you pronounce that?  I bet we've already asked.  Well, I never
read the answers.  Reading is for other people.  Managers, for instance, though there
are times when I wonder about mine.  Anyway, I just wanted to assure you that you
made a GREAT punching bag.  It was my pleasure. -- O Puncha, the Bad Cactus

Kore Surya -- Congratulations on your graduation. -- all the Punny Animals

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!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUSAM AL DIN was devastated by BRAEL-LWE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SADIGH FURY was vanquished by CHAUNCY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
KORE SURYA demolished O PUNCHA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven fight.
KETL PHYSHE viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
BART was devastated by KINDA FINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GOOD AS GOLD was devastated by SORDAN BLACKBLADE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SPAMMER handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GOLDEN GIRL vanquished PEG BORED in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BAD NERVES was vanquished by 24 CARAT in a 1 minute uneven fight.
VOLOSO FURY lost to HOOFER in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        36 -  23 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  2      56  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  27 -  3      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  15 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  24 -  0      23  |

Turn 549 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:

AIMED BLOW         5 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KINDA FINE 5555             8   3  0   66 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
PARRY-LUNGE      BART 5659                   5   3  0   47 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 KINDA FINE 5555, 
SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183, BRAEL-LWE 3140, CHAUNCY 5636, SPAMMER 5660, GOLDEN GIRL 5703, 
24 CARAT 5694, HOOFER 5718, O PUNCHA 5531, and HUSAM AL DIN 4422.

The least popular fighter this week was VOLOSO FURY 5672.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BAD NERVES 5671, PEG BORED 5716, GOOD AS GOLD 5670, BART 5659, 
SADIGH FURY 5668, HUSAM AL DIN 4422, O PUNCHA 5531, HOOFER 5718, 24 CARAT 5694, and 
GOLDEN GIRL 5703.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

KETL PHYSHE (16-5489) PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

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