DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/11/2006    Duedate: 11/24/2006

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-551

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN BEAR
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5602) [18-5-0,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN BEAR                    TEN OF SWORDS
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
(16-5602) [18-5-0,103]         (16-5664) [3-2-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       O PUNCHA
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [19-26-0,83]         (16-5531) [19-26-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     75
2. PANDORA'S CARDS (585)       32      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. HELLBENDERS (591)           27      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         24
5. LOTHARIOS (590)             19      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)  410 208  8 66.3   1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  10  2 0
 2- 3 FUNKY FOLK (565)          43  30  7 58.9   2/ 4 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       6  6 0
 3- 5 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       26  27  0 49.1   3/ 8*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     3  0 1
 4/ 4 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)  103 108 12 48.8   4- 3 THE WICKED (320)          3  1 0
 5/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)          157 167 14 48.5   5/ 2 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   3  9 1
 6/ 7*PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     12  13  3 48.0   6- 6 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       2  1 0
 7- 6 THE WICKED (320)          46  56  4 45.1   7/ 0*HELLBENDERS (591)         2  3 0
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      476 695 16 40.6   8/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  3 0
 9/ 0*HELLBENDERS (591)          2   3  0 40.0   9/ 0*LOTHARIOS (590)           1  3 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.

     My name is Golden Bear, but you can call me Jack.  I am used to being on top in
life.  I like to eat fish.  I really like salmon.  I like to golf.  Drive for show;
putt for dough.  I can do both.
     You know how it goes.  But, no matter what, you go for it all.  You win some;
you lose some.  I call it "the rub of the green."
     Come on out and challenge me.  Perhaps you'll make the cut, and even win the
title.  The trophies are a little chintzy, but it is the title that counts, don't you
think?
     Sure hope Golden Dome did well in the Mailer.  Don't know yet, but the whole
team is pulling for him.  Go Irish!  Top 10 TV, or on to National Champ, a TC.
Actually, it is true that I am an Ohio State grad myself.  So I'd better add, Go
Buckeyes!  National Champs!
     Life is sweet!
               Golden Bear

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  What's a move up by 5 you ask?  (alright, 
maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for celebration, according to PANDORA'S CARDS.  Practice 
pays for 24 CARAT, who pummelled HUSAM AL DIN, to pocket 25 points.  SADIGH FURY 
certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to CHAUNCY and losing 9 
points in the process!  GOLDEN BEAR successfully staved off a grab for the roses by 
KUROHANA of YAMABUSHI.  Does WILLAF have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  
Word has it one team in WILLAF is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent 
to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Perhaps the warriors of SHROUD IN MYSTERY 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  The warriors of 
SHROUD IN MYSTERY found their efforts at combat frustrated as GOLDEN GLADIATORS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, 
HUSAM AL DIN could open up a fast food joint!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Does NOBLE ON FIRE care so little for their fallen comrade, LIP SERVICE?  
SADIGH FURY was heard at The Dripping Blade sneering...  Oh hard!  that to strike a 
flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Do not think spyreporting in WILLAF is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  WILLAF, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has 
agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             18   5  0   103       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538         10   5  0    94       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 KUROHANA 5128                22  12  0    93       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANOSHII 5488                18   6  0    88       YAMABUSHI (432)
 O PUNCHA 5531                19  26  0    83       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                  
 CHAUNCY 5636                 10   7  0    54       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 24 CARAT 5694                 4   2  0    51       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-BART 5659                     5   3  0    47       THE WICKED (320)
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422             9  17  1    45       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-SORDAN BLACKBLADE 3183        7   8  0    44       THE WICKED (320)
-SPAMMER 5660                  4   3  0    43       THE WICKED (320)
 TEN OF SWORDS 5664            3   2  0    41       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                10   9  0    39       YAMABUSHI (432)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN DOME 5634              6   1  0    37       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SADIGH FURY 5668              5   3  2    32       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 GOLDEN GIRL 5703              4   0  0    29       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SAL AHMI 5593                 2   1  0    29       FUNKY FOLK (565)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                 6   2  0    27       YAMABUSHI (432)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ACE OF CUPS 5663              3   2  3    21       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-MOLLY BOOTS 5656              2   0  0    20       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 GOLDEN FLEECE 5723            1   0  0    20       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 PENNY LOPE 5722               2   0  0    18       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 JUDGEMENT 5665                3   2  0    17       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-HOOFER 5718                   1   0  0    12       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 JULIO 5709                    1   0  0    10       LOTHARIOS (590)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725              1   0  0     8       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-BAD NERVES 5671               1   4  0     7       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 TOMASO 5705                   0   1  0     7       LOTHARIOS (590)
 FAHORL 5710                   1   0  0     6       HELLBENDERS (591)
 QUAIINHA 5713                 1   0  0     5       HELLBENDERS (591)
 NISHIME 5655                  0   4  0     4       YAMABUSHI (432)
 PHILLIPE 5707                 0   1  0     1       LOTHARIOS (590)
 RENALDO 5706                  0   1  0     1       LOTHARIOS (590)
 MONA KORIN 5724               0   1  0     1       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-LADY OPULENT 5720             0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-HANK E PANKY 5679             0   1  0     1       FUNKY FOLK (565)
 WELSKHYN 5711                 0   1  0     1       HELLBENDERS (591)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GOOD AS GOLD 5670      4  3 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 SADIGH FURY 5668      550         
URK 5714               0  1 0 HELLBENDERS 591       DARK CHAMPION 540     551 NONE    
LRL 5712               0  1 0 HELLBENDERS 591       DARK CHAMPION 540     551 NONE    
LIP SERVICE 5645       3  1 0 NOBLE ON FIRE 573     SADIGH FURY 5668      548         
BRAVORITS RAY 5721     0  1 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY 433 ARENAMASTER KHARA 539 551 NONE    
VOLOSO FURY 5672       2  5 0 SHROUD IN MYSTERY 433 ACE OF CUPS 5663      551         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Darling Tatiana -- We hardly knew you, and now you have dumped us?  On to the Big
Time Graduation?  Well, congratulations, Babe. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Punny Animals -- Oh yeah!  I just love fish or physhe or whatever.  I love golf too.
I hope you read my column. -- Golden Bear

Good As Gold is good and gone?  I finally entice an offensive recruit and you meanie
Shrouds decimate (specifically chosen word) him for me.  Shame, shame, Sadigh Fury.
A mode 11-11-13-17-7-10-15 ST bites the dust of the shroud.  (I took the rings and
teeth fillings before we buried him, you know.) -- Midas

Jorja -- Hmmmmm.  I did that?!  I let that scoundrel, Luigi, interfere with our
personals?  Fool!  Well, I shall straighten that out.  Thanks. -- Midas

Voloso Fury -- Note that I was much nicer to you than your teammate treated dead Good
As Gold.  You are alive!  You only lost. -- 24 Carat

Lady Opulent -- Note that I was much nicer to you than your teammate treated dead
Good As Gold.  You are alive!  You only lost. -- Golden Girl

We really, really, really miss Yamamama!  The personals on Willaf are simply not the
same without her.  (wink) -- Midas & The Golden Gladiators

Chauncy -- All my fights should be so easy. -- Hasam Al Din

Good As Gold -- Kjarran guides my blade.  May your replacement be a worthy opponent.
-- Sadigh Fury

24 Carat -- Your sparkling disrupted my vision.  I couldn't see you.  How could I hit
you? -- Voloso Fury

Golden Girl -- I show up in brand new weapons and armor.  All polished and fitted to
my magnificent form.  I was quite a vision.  Then you ruin things by spilling blood
all over my weapons and armor.  I can't believe what a mess you've made of me.  Now I
have to my a whole new outfit before my next fight.  I expect some compensation on
your part. -- Lady Opulent

Golden Bear -- I wish you'd been a female bear.  That would have been more fun.
Instead (sigh), you're one of those fishing maniacs who had to throw me all over the
arena.  (wincing)  That was painful.  I could have done just fine without it. -- Ketl
Physhe, glad to never be doing this again
P.S.  But you got the title on a win, which is always good.

Venomous Concubine?  Karindei the Rirorni?  What do I have to do with women like
that?  What do I even WANT to have to do with women like that?  I like 'em soft and
small and giggly, not, well, with the Venomous Concubine, every kiss is a kiss of
death, you know?  Not the kind of risks I like to take. -- O Puncha the distinctly
uneasy

Husam al Din -- You know, it would be an IMPROVEMENT if you shrouded yourself in
mystery.  A face mask, for instance.  You are SOOO ugly!  I can't stand to be around
ugly people, even though it sets off my handsomeness remarkably.  It just brings me
down, you know, totally lowers my mood, and this is Bad, because a gypsy once told me
that--  Awk!  Ouch!  Hey, cut it out!  Damn, my teammates are telling me to get off
the--  OKAY!  Boy, you guys've got NO patience. -- Chauncy

Do you have any idea why the Embezzling Scribe wanted my autograph?  I mean, I know
I'm a great person, and Jorja might know it, but how does HE know?  He should wait
till I've had a chance to show my stuff a while. -- Penny Lope

Midas -- The, er, master of Yamamoto has gone to smaller arenas where he can
dominate. -- Jorja

20 October 2006
In accordance with those rules set forth by the Lady of the Realm, I hereby announce
the formation of a small group of managers calling themselves "The Outsiders".  The
group consists of the following members:
     Doc LeGrande
     Apex
     Street Legal
     Carnage
     Ghoti
     Roadkill
     Valamond
     This group has only one rule.  Respect the play of the managers of this
alliance.  We have no worries about not playing by the rules set forth by others.  We
fight the way we like, and all those in this group appreciate what tools each manager
brings.  We have managers from the Delarquan, Andorian and Free Blade regions.  We
have managers that focus on the tournament arenas, and we have those that focus on
the regular city arenas.  We have those in our ranks that fight with honor and
respect for all, and we have those that have a bloodlust that cannot be quenched.
     Our goal is simple.  To create a ensemble of managers that will show their
prowess in the land of Alastari, and to bring a new level of competition to all those
that share the sands with our warriors.  Our warriors are many throughout the land.
We have no home arena.  We have no pacts we abide by.  Our fighters range from
Mordant to Talcama, from Lapur to Lyratilan, Aruak City to Valamantis, the Primus
arena to Talahya, and many more arenas throughout the land.
     Whether we are sought out or ignored makes no difference to us.  We are what we
are.  We fight how we fight.  And we do it however we wish.  We have no rules.  We
have no leader or ruler.  Be prepared.  We are.

20 October 2006
The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire respond thus to the Avengers of the Light:
Where are you?  EACH AND EVERY Dark Knight can be found in arenas 31 and 52.  Your
pretty words mean less than nothing if you won't fight.  EVERY Dark Knight is more
than willing to back up their talk.  So...we give you three turns in either 31 or 52,
REPEAT 31 or 52 to show up or shut up.  If you don't show we'll let all of Alastari
know the Avengers are indeed cowards! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

2 November 2006
I received a Gift Certificate from someone.  I'm assuming it's for entry into the
Turf War 5.  Whoever sent this to me...please email me at rbaphomets@yahoo.com.
Thanks.

10 November 2006
     The Quest of the Best has come to an end.  Dark Knight Toker, host of the Quest,
wants to proclaim the Ultimate Victor and give a listing of prize winners.
     Lady Fern and her Flower Girls of the Consortium are the Ultimate Victors of the
Quest.  Well fought and there's nothing like coming from behind to leave us all in
the dust.  Can't wait to see you defend your title! (wink)
     Here is a complete list of managers who placed in prize positions:

1)  Lady Fern, mgr. Flower Girls
2)  Le Pentarque, mgr. Blood & Guts!
3)  Crip, mgr. Otto's Parts
4)  D.K. Heathen Hatebred, mgr. Odin's Chosen
5)  Ghab, mgr. Assassin Nation
6)  Fanthayne, mgr. Dark Raiders
7)  D.K. Toker, mgr. Silver Knights
8)  D.K. Wasby, mgr. Bronze Knights
9)  The Expatriate, mgr. Bleak Legion
10) Still the Distilled, mgr. Springborne Fair

     Thanks to all that had the gall to show up, but I really want to thank the
managers that had the mettle to survive and not run when they started getting their
butt handed to them.
                                                           Respect to All.
                                                           Quest #1 host,
                                                           Dark Knight Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BRAVORITS RAY was butchered by ARENAMASTER KHARAK in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
URK was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
LRL was savagely slain by DARK CHAMPION in a exciting 1 minute gory Dark Arena melee.
GOLDEN BEAR slimly won victory over KUROHANA in a slow 10 minute master's Title brawl.
TANOSHII luckily beat O PUNCHA in a action packed 7 minute gory master's competition.
CHAUNCY devastated SADIGH FURY in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
HUSAM AL DIN was overpowered by 24 CARAT in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
TAIKUTSU was outwaited by GOLDEN DOME in a slow 20 minute duel.
TEN OF SWORDS viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a popular 1 minute gory duel.
VOLOSO FURY was executed by ACE OF CUPS in a 3 minute one-sided melee.
JUDGEMENT overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GOLDEN GIRL devastated NISHIME in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
PENNY LOPE subdued TOMASO in a 1 minute amateur's match.
JULIO overpowered MONA KORIN in a 1 minute gory mismatched conflict.
WELSKHYN was viciously subdued by PENNY LOPEZ in a 7 minute amateur's bout.
QUAIINHA beat RENALDO in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.
FAHORL slimly won victory over PHILLIPE in a 2 minute novice's fight.
GOLDEN FLEECE demolished EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        35 -  19 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  23 -  4      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-STRIKE      10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  18 -  2      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -  15 -  1      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  26 -  0      26  |

Turn 551 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         2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        5 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN BEAR 5602           18   5  0  103 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
AIMED BLOW       CHAUNCY 5636               10   7  0   54 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694               4   2  0   51 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
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 O PUNCHA 5531.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENNY LOPEZ 5725, 
TANOSHII 5488, TEN OF SWORDS 5664, FAHORL 5710, 24 CARAT 5694, GOLDEN GIRL 5703, 
PHILLIPE 5707, CHAUNCY 5636, VOLOSO FURY 5672, and ACE OF CUPS 5663.

The least popular fighter this week was GOLDEN DOME 5634.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TAIKUTSU 5564, GOLDEN BEAR 5602, WELSKHYN 5711, QUAIINHA 5713, 
MONA KORIN 5724, NISHIME 5655, BRAVORITS RAY 5721, TOMASO 5705, HUSAM AL DIN 4422, 
and SADIGH FURY 5668.

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

DARLING TATIANA (16-5052) ARCHERS OF LOAF (527)