DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/03/2007    Duedate: 02/16/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-557

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

O PUNCHA
PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [22-29-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

O PUNCHA                       ARMAGEDDON'S REACH
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
(16-5531) [22-29-0,111]        (16-5749) [1-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

O PUNCHA                       O PUNCHA
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5531) [22-29-0,111]        (16-5531) [22-29-0,111]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)   49
2. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         37      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     16      Unchartered Team
4. YAMABUSHI (432)             10
5. SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)     10SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ALL IN MY HEAD (568)       9   4  1 69.2   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 2/ 2 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  423 215  9 66.3   2- 2*DRAGONSTORM (595)         6  4 1
 3- 3*DRAGONSTORM (595)          6   4  1 60.0   3/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  4 0
 4/ 0*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)   3   2  0 60.0   4/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)           3  1 0
 5- 4 POWER LEGION (579)        57  43  2 57.0   5/ 0*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)  3  2 0
 6- 5 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     17  16  3 51.5   6- 4 POWER LEGION (579)        3  5 0
 7/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)          161 170 14 48.6   7- 6*ALL IN MY HEAD (568)      2  0 0
 8/ 6 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)  108 120 14 47.4   8/ 5 SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)   2  6 1
 9/ 9 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      492 709 16 41.0   9- 7 PANDORA'S CARDS (585)     1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in WILLAF a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor.  
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, LADY OPULENT fought 
BUDOKUMO and gained 21 points and contributed to SHROUD IN MYSTERY's 1-4-0.  GOLDEN 
BEAR has lost to O PUNCHA, falling 8 points, while helping make GOLDEN GLADIATORS a 
2-2-0 turn.  Due to hers absence and inability to defend the throne, KNOWLEDGE has 
lost the title of Duelmaster.  And not without some honor, O PUNCHA now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of WILLAF.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I 
hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until 
they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  GOLDEN GLADIATORS has cause to stand 
tall, as they were WILLAF's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided GOLDEN GLADIATORS stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was YAMABUSHI.  Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that O 
PUNCHA from PUNNY AMINALS was WILLAF's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has nothing to cover or 
hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, WILLAF, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  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                  
 O PUNCHA 5531                22  29  0   111       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KUROHANA 5128                23  13  0    97       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANOSHII 5488                19   6  0    90       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN BEAR 5602             21   7  0    89       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CHAUNCY 5636                 14   9  0    69       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 24 CARAT 5694                 6   3  1    66       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLDEN DOME 5634              9   4  0    58       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUSAM AL DIN 4422            11  19  1    53       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                12   9  0    51       YAMABUSHI (432)
 SADIGH FURY 5668              7   6  4    44       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-JUDGEMENT 5665                7   2  0    39       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-TEN OF SWORDS 5664            3   3  0    39       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GOLDEN GIRL 5703              5   0  0    33       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-MOOK 5503                     3   1  0    30       ALL IN MY HEAD (568)
-ACE OF CUPS 5663              4   4  3    28       PANDORA'S CARDS (585)
-SHOCK 5647                    4   5  0    28       POWER LEGION (579)
 LADY OPULENT 5720             1   5  0    26       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
-O.J. THE JUICE 5505           3   0  0    25       ALL IN MY HEAD (568)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MONA KORIN 5724               5   2  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 BUDOKUMO 5635                 6   3  0    21       YAMABUSHI (432)
-DIRTY KITTEN 5507             3   1  1    20       ALL IN MY HEAD (568)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725              3   4  0    20       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 ARMAGEDDON'S REACH 5749       1   0  0    20       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
-SABRE 5754                    1   1  0    19       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 PENNY LOPE 5722               4   4  0    16       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-JOLT 5726                     3   2  1    16       POWER LEGION (579)
-HAVOK 5753                    2   0  0    15       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 RAINMAKER 5750                1   0  0    10       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
 DINNER AT GILMAN'S 5751       1   0  0    10       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLADESONG 5755                1   1  0     9       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             1   0  0     8       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-ROKK 5757                     1   1  1     7       DRAGONSTORM (595)
-PRESSURE 5746                 0   1  0     7       POWER LEGION (579)
-GIGANTOS 5756                 1   1  0     5       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 MALICIOUS FURY 5731           0   2  0     2       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 DOCTOR THIRTEEN 5732          0   1  0     1       SHROUD IN MYSTERY (433)
 DEEP ONE 5747                 0   1  0     1       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
GOLDEN FLEECE 5723     4  1 0 GOLDEN GLADIATORS 362 SADIGH FURY 5668      555         
DA1 5748               0  1 0 SHADES OF INNSMOU 594 SPYMASTER 538         557 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chauncy -- You were too much for me.  A salute to my better. -- Golden Dome

I just love concubines! -- Golden Bear (now feeling rather ready to hibernate!) 

Congratulations to Knowledge, Duelmaster and Lord Protector.  Well done! -- Midas

Pene Lope -- Uh, oh yeah, I know Debby Tonte, but she's not really in MY class. --
Golden Girl

Greetings Wolf King, Manager of Dragonstorm.  Welcome.  I am pleased to hear that
your warriors are a little fragile as that makes them doggone comparable to ours!
May your stay in Willaf be pleasurable and successful. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators
P.S.  Looks like a pretty good start!  Salute.

We are very, very, very, very pleased to see Knowledge graduate!  All hail Lord
Protector. -- Golden Dome and Golden Bear
P.S.  WE see you have another "sneaky one" coming up, Seraphim!  (wink)

Knowledge -- It's true, isn't it:  A little knowledge is a dangerous thing.  And
there you are, a little Knowledge on the sands, and darned dangerous.  I salute your
splendid effort. -- O Puncha
P.S.  And I'm glad not to have to think of something to put in a Column.  Most of
what I know is not columnar.

Golden Dome -- Oh, cheese.  I thought it was just plate, you know?  I didn't realize
it was solid gold.  Talk about heavy and difficult to move around!  No wonder I was
fighting circles around you today. -- Chauncy
P.S.  And soft, too, isn't it?

Bladesong -- A mismatch for you, a win for me, this is just part of the "dues" of a
beginning gladiator, I guess.  Hmm.  I'm trying to figure out why I was "beating my
opponent" all along and yet took three minutes to finish the job.  My natural
disinclination to hack up someone smaller than me?  Your natural disinclination to BE
hacked up?  Whatever.  Good effort on your part, but I was having an "up" day. --
Mona Korin

Jolt -- Gods, you made my hair stand on end!  And when you moved, there were sparks,
at least, I saw sparks.  And after you moved, of course, I saw stars.  They say this
is an advance.  I don't like it. -- Penny Lopez

Sabre -- What?  I don't see sabres on the weapons list, so you must be...bootleg!  I
haven't practiced against sabres, but (sigh) I guess I'm going to get plenty of
practice now, right? -- Penny Lope
P.S.  You certainly got out there and did the job quickly.

Knowledge -- Ah, congratulations on your graduation! -- the Punny Animals

Golden Girl -- Well, just watch out some alchemist doesn't come along and reverse
transmute you into lead! -- Penny Lope

24 January 2007
The Council of Lords would like to propose a rule change in ADM and Primus.  We
propose that Lord Protectors ranked "Grand Champions" and below (ADM) and "The Tower
Guard" and below (Primus) be allowed to fight in the Dark Arena.  This would not
impact the top rankings or title match.  Any managers who never got his fill or shot
at fighting Gateway monsters would have it as an option.  We believe it might spark
some interest in the ADM/Primus realm for some managers.  If interested, speak up in
the newsletters or on forums under the "rules changes" thread and let RSI know.  This
could even be something to try for 12 months and then be re-evaluated.  What say you,
managers of Ghea? -- The Icelord sends....

29 January 2007
     HDFA Mission Statement
     "Show me the money!"
     This is the battle cry of a newly formed collection of like-minded individuals:
The High Dolla' Free Agent$.  We are not a tough guy alliance:  No...we offer no
battle without reward.  We search for victory and the prizes and accolades that
follow.  We are motivated by winning and will freely use whatever means necessary to
obtain our currency.  No stuffy rules, no mandates, no constitutions, no leaders,
only a few objectives:
     1) Win as often as possible
     2) Celebrate freely and revel in your victories; the more meaningless the
victory the more we celebrate.  Highsiding and chest thumping are encouraged.
Ostentatious endzone celebrations with prop usage are encouraged, regardless of
fines, penalties, suspensions or arrest by local authorities.  It is important to let
your opponent know how great you are; more importantly, you must let your own
alliance mates know how great you are.
     This is a 1-up alliance, let the performance of your fellow Free Agent$ motivate
you.  If a Free Agent wins a TV, win 2; if a Free agent wins a contest, win a more
prestigious one.
     Current members of the HDFA include:  CFH and Abraxis.  Inquires can be directed
to:  CFH/Rat Salad DM 47

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GOLDEN BEAR was viciously subdued by O PUNCHA in a 6 minute Challenge Title duel.
SADIGH FURY was overpowered by CHAUNCY in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
KUROHANA overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
TANOSHII bested 24 CARAT in a 2 minute brawl.
HUSAM AL DIN lost to GOLDEN DOME in a exciting 4 minute master's fight.
TAIKUTSU devastated MONA KORIN in a 3 minute one-sided competition.
BUDOKUMO was viciously subdued by LADY OPULENT in a action packed 4 minute melee.
PENNY LOPE won victory over MALICIOUS FURY in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
PENNY LOPEZ vanquished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DEEP ONE was savagely defeated by GOLD BULLION in a popular 3 minute novice's melee.
DOCTOR THIRTEEN was demolished by DINNER AT GILMAN'S in a 1 minute competition.
ARMAGEDDON'S REACH devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
RAINMAKER bested PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute amateur's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         AIMED BLOW        24 -   9 -  0      73  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     4         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  12 -  1      54  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  17 -  1      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  17 -  5      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  13 -  2      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  16 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 557 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         3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         5  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      KUROHANA 5128              23  13  0   97 YAMABUSHI (432)
AIMED BLOW       CHAUNCY 5636               14   9  0   69 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694               6   3  1   66 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 HUSAM AL DIN 4422, GOLD 
BULLION 5759, LADY OPULENT 5720, CHAUNCY 5636, 24 CARAT 5694, MONA KORIN 5724, PENNY 
LOPE 5722, GOLDEN BEAR 5602, KUROHANA 5128, and TANOSHII 5488.

The least popular fighter this week was DEEP ONE 5747.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DOCTOR THIRTEEN 5732, GOLDEN DOME 5634, DA1 5748, DINNER AT GILMAN'S 
5751, BUDOKUMO 5635, TAIKUTSU 5564, SADIGH FURY 5668, RAINMAKER 5750, ARMAGEDDON'S 
REACH 5749, and PENNY LOPEZ 5725.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

O PUNCHA (16-5531) PUNNY AMINALS (305)

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

KNOWLEDGE (16-5610) POWER LEGION (579)