DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/14/2007    Duedate: 04/27/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-562

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PURZ!
ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-5591) [11-3-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PURZ!                          ARMAGEDDON'S REACH
ARENA FELINES (452)            SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
(16-5591) [11-3-0,113]         (16-5749) [4-1-0,44]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PURZ!                          PURZ!
ARENA FELINES (452)            ARENA FELINES (452)
(16-5591) [11-3-0,113]         (16-5591) [11-3-0,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         27
2. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)         16      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. YAMABUSHI (432)             13      Unchartered Team
4. ARENA FELINES (452)         12
5. DRAGONSTORM (595)            0SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  431 224  9 65.8   1/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      10  5 0
 2/ 2 ARENA FELINES (452)      176 113  8 60.9   2- 2*DRAGONSTORM (595)         6  4 0
 3- 4*DRAGONSTORM (595)         17  13  1 56.7   3/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  4 0
 4- 5 POWER LEGION (579)        57  44  2 56.4   4/ 3 ARENA FELINES (452)       4  5 0
 5/ 0 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       28  29  0 49.1   5/ 0 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       2  2 0
 6/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)          162 171 15 48.6   6/ 0 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  1 1
 7/ 3*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)   8  10  0 44.4   7/ 5*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)  1  4 0
 8/ 7 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      506 719 16 41.3   8- 7 POWER LEGION (579)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     "It's infamous!"  Ardane, spy reporter for Andorak, scowled and drew back his
arm to throw his goblet through the window at the crowd outside.  Then paused to
drain the contents before resuming the about-to-throw-it position.
     "Now, now, it isn't THAT bad."  Desiree of Darkholm, always the voice of sweet
reason at these meetings, laid a hand on his, smiled, and guided the goblet back to
the table.  "It's just a little mistake, you know."
     "Ha!"  Debby Tonte of Free Blades stabbed viciously into her drink with an
umbrella.  "That's easy for YOU to say.  The Delarquans aren't complaining."
     "Of course not."  Galen of Talahya looked faintly envious as she pulled a chunk
of pineapple out of her glass and began to nibble it.  "That's because the Delarquans
are THE Masters of Kung-Fu."
     "You think some managers are complaining," Olaf Modeen said, "you should hear
what the GLADIATORS are saying.  All these rumors about the Aimed Blows having
'special enhancements'..." he shook his head.  "I know it isn't true, you know it
isn't true, the top managers know it isn't true--"
     "Of course it isn't true!"  Ketchum, spy reporter for Crysalis, matched scowls
with Ardane and said, "If ANY one style was going to get a special enhancement, it
should be--"
     "Not now, Ketch," Olaf said.  "Nobody gets, nobody has gotten, nobody WILL get,
special enhancements.  That's always been the rule, and we all know how the Greywand
hates changes.  The real problem--"
     "Try telling that to some of the managers," Debby muttered, peering into her
glass for more fruit.  "They don't want to hear it.  Every time I turn around, some
manager is claiming that someone got a special change and, you know, HE didn't and
it's all unfair."
     "The REAL problem," Olaf said firmly, over-riding her voice, "is explaining to
all the second-rate Aimed Blows why they haven't received any of these 'special
enhancements' they keep hearing about."
     "There aren't any special enhancements," Ardane growled.  "None.  Just managers
who noticed that the Kung-Fu Master is a lot more dangerous than anyone expected, and
have put YEARS into the study of Kung-Fu and learned how to really USE it for their
own gladiators."
     "Saved a lot on weapons, too," Ketchum murmured.
     "But people keep complaining," Debby Tonte said.  She fished one last piece of
fruit out of her glass and stared at it dubiously.
     "There WERE no special enhancements," Olaf said.  "There ARE no special
enhancements.  There WILL BE no special enhancements.  It's all a matter of deep
study and skilled management."
     "Like anyone's going to believe that!"
     "They have no choice," Ketchum said.  "If no 'special enhancements' were given
out, then none can be taken back.  It is the way it is.  What's the point in
complaining because the sun rises in the east?"

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
WILLAF brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see MOLLY BOOTS win a fight and gain 13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
DANGEROUS CRIMINAL beat 24 CARAT and 24 CARAT lost 15 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  Due to absence, and inability to defend the throne, KITTEN KABOODLE has lost 
the Title of Duelmaster.  Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as PURZ! takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you 
this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, WILLAF?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
PUNNY AMINALS, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And it looks like GOLDEN 
GLADIATORS avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you 
ask me.  Hmph.  CHAUNCY was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Whoa!  I'll even buy BUDOKUMO a drink tonight!  
Anyone who can come back from the Dark Arena, I want to be on his good side!  Honor 
is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  Certain nameless cowards will 
doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Well, I've had enough of this 
drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  Glad 
to see the back of this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PURZ! 5591                   11   3  0   113       ARENA FELINES (452)

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)
 AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538         10   6  0    88       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 CHAUNCY 5636                 17  11  0    87       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KINDA FINE 5555               9   3  0    74       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN DOME 5634             10   6  0    59       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                12   9  0    51       YAMABUSHI (432)
-HAVOK 5753                    5   1  0    47       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 24 CARAT 5694                 7   6  1    45       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ARMAGEDDON'S REACH 5749       4   1  0    44       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
-SABRE 5754                    4   2  0    43       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 DUNROE MINH 5766              3   0  0    38       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-ROKK 5757                     4   2  1    36       DRAGONSTORM (595)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUDOKUMO 5635                 7   3  1    33       YAMABUSHI (432)
 MOLLY BOOTS 5656              3   0  0    33       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-MANIAC MALTESE 5605           3   1  0    33       ARENA FELINES (452)
-GOLDEN GIRL 5703              5   1  0    32       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-SHOCK 5647                    4   5  0    28       POWER LEGION (579)
 PENNY LOPE 5722               7   6  0    27       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GIGANTOS 5756                 3   3  0    26       DRAGONSTORM (595)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             4   2  0    24       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725              5   7  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765            3   0  0    22       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-JOLT 5726                     3   2  1    16       POWER LEGION (579)
 DINNER AT GILMAN'S 5751       3   1  0    14       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
-HOOFER 5718                   1   0  0    12       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 RAINMAKER 5750                1   3  0    10       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
-PRESSURE 5746                 0   1  0     7       POWER LEGION (579)
-DEEP ONE 5747                 0   3  0     3       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
 KINYOBI 5729                  0   1  0     1       YAMABUSHI (432)
-INFERNO 5772                  0   1  0     1       DRAGONSTORM (595)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BANDIT PRINCE 541      0  1 0 DARK ARENA 0          BUDOKUMO 5635         562 NONE    
BAD NERVES 5671        1  5 0 NOBLE ON FIRE 573     MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    562 NONE    
MONA KORIN 5724        5  4 0 PUNNY AMINALS 305     JULIO 5709            559         
MI-GO 5773             0  1 0 SHADES OF INNSMOU 594 STONE GOLEM 542       562 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats to Lord Protector and Duelmaster Kitten Kaboodle.  The cream rises to the
top. -- Midas 

Jorja -- All ten, eh?  Now THAT is a feat.  Salute. -- Midas and All The Golden
Gladiators

Purz! -- I believe I own you!  Good luck to you.  Your career path should accelerate
now that I am retired. -- Golden Bear (retiring from the sands and spending more time
on the links)

Chauncy -- You were more than golden.  A salute to you. -- 24 Carat

Dunroe Minh -- I feel worthless after that loss.  (sigh) -- Gold Bullion

Golden Gladidiot -- Congratulations for driving so many teams out of Willaf Arena,
moron.  Only four teams participating last turn.  I'm sure you're real proud of your
self-indulged self-centered self-infatuated selfish self.  It's a jerk like you that
steals the enjoyment of playing this game. -- Manager of Yamabushi

24 Carat -- Solid gold, yes indeed.  But...gold is a SOFT metal. -- Chauncy

Gold Bullion -- Better than gold galoon, I'll say that for you.  But not LOTS better.
Just...fatter. -- Dunroe Minh

Maniac Maltese -- I urge you to go home to Malta.  Start today.  Waste no time, spare
no expense.  Go! -- Penny Lope

Gigantos -- You know what people always say about guys like you:  The bigger they
are, the more it costs to feed 'em. -- Penny Lopez

Inferno -- Armor is your friend. -- Kildilli Dall

24 Carat -- Well, of COURSE Midas likes carrot cake.  It's so GOOD for him.  Makes
his eyes bright and so on. -- Chauncy
P.S.  With cream cheese frosting.  Tears you down as it builds you up....

Our congratulations to Kitten Kaboodle.  All of you. -- Jorja and the Punny Animals

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BAD NERVES was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUDOKUMO unbelievably slew BANDIT PRINCE in a exciting 6 minute Dark Arena duel.
MI-GO was murdered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
AXE EM BOUT ME! was vanquished by PURZ! in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
CHAUNCY demolished GOLDEN DOME in a action packed 1 minute mismatched competition.
KINDA FINE devastated ARMAGEDDON'S REACH in a 1 minute mismatched match.
24 CARAT was handily defeated by DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DINNER AT GILMAN'S was vanquished by MOLLY BOOTS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PENNY LOPE won victory over RAINMAKER in a 1 minute duel.
DUNROE MINH savagely defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute gruesome novice's fight.
GOLD BULLION beat PENNY LOPEZ in a 1 minute fight.
KILDILLI DALL subdued KINYOBI in a crowd pleasing 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         AIMED BLOW        19 -  10 -  0      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   8 -  2      56  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  2      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  16 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE      12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 562 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PURZ! 5591                 11   3  0  113 ARENA FELINES (452)
AIMED BLOW       AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538       10   6  0   88 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN DOME 5634           10   6  0   59 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694               7   6  1   45 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PURZ! 5591.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
PURZ! 5591.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHAUNCY 5636, KINDA FINE 5555, 
DUNROE MINH 5766, KILDILLI DALL 5765, MOLLY BOOTS 5656, PENNY LOPE 5722, GOLD BULLION 
5759, AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538, GOLDEN DOME 5634, and RAINMAKER 5750.

The least popular fighter this week was PENNY LOPEZ 5725.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DINNER AT GILMAN'S 5751, 24 CARAT 5694, ARMAGEDDON'S REACH 
5749, MI-GO 5773, BUDOKUMO 5635, BAD NERVES 5671, KINYOBI 5729, RAINMAKER 5750, 
GOLDEN DOME 5634, and AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538.

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

KITTEN KABOODLE (16-5515) ARENA FELINES (452)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1 will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI