DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/12/2007    Duedate: 05/25/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-564

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AXE EM BOUT ME!
NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
(16-5538) [12-6-0,104]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AXE EM BOUT ME!                WHAT
NOBLE ON FIRE (573)            JGW F2F 2006 (582)
(16-5538) [12-6-0,104]         (16-5631) [1-0-0,10]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CHAUNCY                        KILDILLI DALL
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5636) [17-13-0,70]         (16-5765) [4-1-0,29]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         29
2. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     18      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. JGW F2F 2006 (582)          10      Unchartered Team
4. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        8
5. NOBLE ON FIRE (573)          4      JGW F2F 2006 (582)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*JGW F2F 2006 (582)         1   0  0  100   1/ 2 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)      10  3 0
 2/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  435 227  9 65.7   2/ 1 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       8  7 0
 3- 2 ARENA FELINES (452)      176 113  8 60.9   3/ 4 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  5 0
 4- 4 POWER LEGION (579)        58  48  2 54.7   4/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     2  4 0
 5/ 5 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)       36  30  0 54.5   5- 5 ARENA FELINES (452)       1  0 0
 6- 6 YAMABUSHI (432)          162 171 15 48.6   6/ 0*JGW F2F 2006 (582)        1  0 0
 7/ 7 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    174 201 13 46.4   7- 6 YAMABUSHI (432)           1  1 1
 8/ 8 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      510 725 16 41.3   8- 8 POWER LEGION (579)        1  4 0
 9- 9*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)   9  13  0 40.9   9- 9*SHADES OF INNSMOUT (594)  1  7 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of WILLAF!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team PUNNY AMINALS was unseated 
this week as NOBLE ON FIRE moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week MAXIMUM RESULTS went 1-2-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  Did only my eyes note the 3-1-0 record which NOBLE ON FIRE managed to post 
this round?  I don't doubt that such a record will draw challengers!  KILDILLI DALL 
caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested IN MY 
BENZ and was awarded 19 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable 
duels, KILDILLI DALL put down IN MY BENZ, causing him to lose 16 points of 
recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of AXE EM BOUT ME!, for 
with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in the city!  
Would you believe that over half of the old women in WILLAF seem to feel that they 
could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city WILLAF.  WILLAF, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is MAXIMUM RESULTS, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Apparently the stalwarts of GOLDEN GLADIATORS are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538         12   6  0   104       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PURZ! 5591                   11   3  0   113       ARENA FELINES (452)
 KINDA FINE 5555              11   3  0   103       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
-KUROHANA 5128                23  13  0    97       YAMABUSHI (432)
 AMYTHEST 3446                16  29  0    91       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TANOSHII 5488                19   6  0    90       YAMABUSHI (432)
 GOLDEN DOME 5634             12   6  0    76       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 CHAUNCY 5636                 17  13  0    70       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TAIKUTSU 5564                12   9  0    51       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MOLLY BOOTS 5656              4   0  0    51       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 DUNROE MINH 5766              4   1  0    50       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-GOLD BULLION 5759             5   2  0    47       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 24 CARAT 5694                 8   7  1    35       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 SACRAFICED 5117               7   5  0    34       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUDOKUMO 5635                 7   3  1    33       YAMABUSHI (432)
-MANIAC MALTESE 5605           3   1  0    33       ARENA FELINES (452)
 PENNY LOPE 5722               8   7  0    31       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765            4   1  0    29       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725              6   8  0    26       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-DINNER AT GILMAN'S 5751       4   1  0    26       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
 GOLDEN GIRL 5703              5   2  0    25       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-ARMAGEDDON'S REACH 5749       4   2  0    25       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
 HOOFER 5718                   3   0  0    25       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FISSION 5768                  1   0  0    20       POWER LEGION (579)
-JOLT 5726                     3   3  1    17       POWER LEGION (579)
-PRESSURE 5746                 0   2  0    12       POWER LEGION (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANIS 5189                     1   2  1    11       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-RAINMAKER 5750                1   4  0    11       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
 WHAT 5631                     1   0  0    10       JGW F2F 2006 (582)
 IN MY BENZ 5778               1   1  0     7       NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
 HEART OF GOLD 5776            0   1  0     5       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-DEEP ONE 5747                 0   3  0     3       SHADES OF INNSMOUTH (594)
-KINYOBI 5729                  0   1  0     1       YAMABUSHI (432)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congrats on a great round.  Noble On Fire is ON FIRE!  Salute. -- Midas, Golden
Gladiators

Penny Lopez -- You don't have to carry me, Babe; I will carry you.  (wink)  I got the
money, Honey; you got the time? -- Gold Bullion

Molly Boots -- What's the matter?  You don't like gold? -- 24 Carat

Dunroe Mihn -- I think I liked that match up.  The RUGS were kind. -- Golden Dome

Armageddon's Reach -- My reach was farther.  I feel like a million bucks after that
win. -- Gold Bullion

Hey, look it at all the influx to the arena this week!  Wow!  If only Yamabushi would
return; we all need the easy wins. -- Midas

Rainmaker -- Ah, we don't need that here!  Plenty of rain coming down, it just falls
out of the sky.  Weird.  I could get used to it, though.  It makes the landscape so
GREEN!  Just amazing. -- Penny Lopez

Kinda Fine -- (deeply envious)  WHERE did you get that totally cool id number?  5555.
Wow, is that powerful, or what? -- Chauncy

Golden Dome -- The reflections are blinding. -- Dunroe Minh

Pressure -- Well, THAT was an unfair fight.  Pull up your socks and issue challenges
and avoids! -- Penny Lope
P.S.  And pay more attention to the skills that are going.

In My Benz -- Eh?  Short of "benzene"?  Don't want that on fire, boy!  Serious risk.
Take my advice and steer clear, okay? -- Kildilli Dall

Gold Bullion -- Hmm...fought standbys? -- Penny Lopez

20 April 2007
All -- I've been...out of circulation for the last couple of months, and my lists
are not up to date.  If you've announced a manager name, a new alliance, or changed
a manager name or alliance since the middle of February, let me know in the ads, via
diplo, or in an e-mail (Sue (at) solberg-mathews (dot) com).  For that matter, if
you just want to make sure I've got things right, you can always do the same. -- The
Saint, keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANIS was bested by HOOFER in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
AXE EM BOUT ME! vanquished AMYTHEST in a 1 minute uneven Title battle.
KINDA FINE demolished CHAUNCY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
GOLDEN DOME bested VENOMOUS CONCUBINE in a popular 5 minute veteran's contest.
DUNROE MINH demolished GOLDEN GIRL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SACRAFICED won victory over PENNY LOPE in a 1 minute fight.
PENNY LOPEZ was bested by 24 CARAT in a 1 minute match.
KILDILLI DALL devastated IN MY BENZ in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
HEART OF GOLD was vanquished by WHAT in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  11 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   9 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW        18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  10 -  1      47  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 564 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     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         3 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538       12   6  0  104 NOBLE ON FIRE (573)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN DOME 5634           12   6  0   76 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
LUNGING ATTACK   DUNROE MINH 5766            4   1  0   50 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
SLASHING ATTACK  24 CARAT 5694               8   7  1   35 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
STRIKING ATTACK  SACRAFICED 5117             7   5  0   34 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CHAUNCY 5636.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KILDILLI DALL 5765.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOOFER 5718, KINDA 
FINE 5555, 24 CARAT 5694, AXE EM BOUT ME! 5538, DUNROE MINH 5766, SACRAFICED 5117, 
WHAT 5631, PENNY LOPE 5722, IN MY BENZ 5778, and ANIS 5189.

The least popular fighter this week was HEART OF GOLD 5776.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PENNY LOPEZ 5725, GOLDEN GIRL 5703, GOLDEN DOME 5634, CHAUNCY 
5636, AMYTHEST 3446, ANIS 5189, IN MY BENZ 5778, PENNY LOPE 5722, WHAT 5631, and 
SACRAFICED 5117.