DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/27/2007    Duedate: 11/09/2007

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-576

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

GOLDEN DOME
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
(16-5634) [18-8-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

GOLDEN DOME                    POSITION IS EMPTY
GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)        
(16-5634) [18-8-0,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    DUNROE MINH
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5725) [13-13-0,71]         (16-5766) [8-9-1,34]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PUNNY AMINALS (305)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PUNNY AMINALS (305)         26
2. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)        9      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)      2      Unchartered Team
4. JLG (586)                    0
5. POWER LEGION (579)          -3      LIBERTY AVE MOB (288)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  458 239  9 65.7   1/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       9  6 0
 2- 2*JLG (586)                 19  11  1 63.3   2- 1*JLG (586)                 7  3 1
 3/ 0 POWER LEGION (579)        66  58  3 53.2   3/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  4 0
 4/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    183 228 13 44.5   4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     3  6 0
 5/ 6 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      546 749 18 42.2   5/ 0 POWER LEGION (579)        0  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): INCISOR of FANGS (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): GOLDEN DOME of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): ATTILA THE HUN of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): SHARAPOVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): THOMAS FOWLER of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): HARRY MONSTER of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): MANDORALLEN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): ALAN JOHNSON of TPW FOREVER (TUM, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): ROEKFORT SIMS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): ZAGWE BANSHEE of HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 465): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): HIGH HINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 573): DR. SEUSS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 575): JLG (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 573): COOL WORDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 571): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 286): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): POSITON IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 561): LUROCIAN GUARD (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 569): NOT A SPORT (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 261): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 242): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 427): UNDERDOGS (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 418): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 375): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 372): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 360): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 464): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 579): ULTORINO of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 579): BACRADI LIMON of BLACKED OUT ON... (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
               (turn 578): DEXTER of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 574): CHAUNCY of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 570): FLAVIUS VALERIUS of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 564): TYE FOON of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 283): ULTHAR THYDRIM of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               SVEIN FORKBEARD of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 559): THE ANVIL of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 550): PITFALL HARRY of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 512): ETTORE HSIDAR of TERMAGANT VOTARY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 255): MY SLEEP of THINGS I DROOL IN (Snuln, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 241): SWEET AIR of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
                              GERRICK GRIMM of DRUID'S GROVE (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 440): BUCK FEVER of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 417): XANDER HAXAN of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 191): WANSTEAD of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
                (turn 190): KARATIA of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 359): MIRIAL ADAMANT of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Once again I was outshined!  No way I am, or ever will be,  as good as Chauncy.
BUT...The Chauncy is gone!  And The Golden Dome is back on top.  Cheers, cheers for
old Notre...!  You get the message, don't you?
     Coyote, Coyote, all TP's?  Nah.  Never.  Just for you, here are the starting
stats of The Golden Gladiators:
     ST      9,  9, 11, 14, 15
     CN      3,  6,  9, 15, 16
     SZ     13, 14, 14, 15, 21
     WT      5,  6, 15, 17, 17
     WL      9,  9, 15, 17, 19
     SP      3,  8,  9, 10, 14
     DF      8, 11, 13, 15, 17
For an average-ish 11-10-15-12-14-9-13.  Nope, not all TPs.
     What to do?  Challenge Beaufort, the only one in range?  Avoid everyone and
fight an NPC?  All I know is it AIN'T GONNA BE CHAUNCY!
               Golden Dome, Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt WILLAF will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the difference, 
as JLG is pushed out of top team by PUNNY AMINALS, who came from 2nd with a 4-1-0 
this turn.  And let's see, ANIS fought GOLD BULLION and gained 18 points and 
contributed to MAXIMUM RESULTS' 1-2-0.  GOLD BULLION has lost to ANIS, falling 16 
points, while helping make GOLDEN GLADIATORS a 2-1-0 turn.  Defending its title for 
another turn, GOLDEN DOME kept PUNNY AMINALS' warrior, PENNY LOPEZ, from claiming the 
throne.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard from unimpeachable sources that 
The Warty Toad uses trolls in their stew.  Talk about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  PUNNY AMINALS has cause to stand tall, as they were WILLAF's 
most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  And avoiding PUNNY 
AMINALS more than any other team we find GOLDEN GLADIATORS.  WILLAF, are we going to 
accept, or respect this sort of thing?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     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                  
 GOLDEN DOME 5634             18   8  0    94       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              15  12  0    71       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             13  13  0    71       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785           9   0  0    64       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           12   5  0    62       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-400S 5674                     5   2  0    56       JLG (586)
-24 CARAT 5694                10   9  1    50       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ANIS 5189                     6   9  1    43       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-15DVSP 5803                   4   1  0    36       JLG (586)
 DUNROE MINH 5766              8   9  1    34       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEART OF GOLD 5776            5   6  0    32       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 GOLD BULLION 5759             6   4  0    31       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-FISSION 5768                  3   1  0    30       POWER LEGION (579)
-260MRT 5676                   5   1  0    26       JLG (586)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-T350 5807                     2   0  1    22       JLG (586)
 MUKWA 5800                    1   6  0    20       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-PRESSURE 5746                 0   6  0    20       POWER LEGION (579)
-SPIKE 5783                    3   1  1    17       POWER LEGION (579)
-25RTS 5804                    3   2  0    17       JLG (586)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808               1   0  0    15       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 NOXON 5802                    1   5  0    12       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
JOLT 5726              5  4 1 POWER LEGION 579      MOUNTAIN TROLL 534    576 NONE    
HYDRO 5797             0  1 0 POWER LEGION 579      STONE GOLEM 542       576 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Aminals -- Fist/low/low!?  Oh, my!  Thou shalt covet thy neighbor's wife, etc, etc.
-- Midas

JLG -- You are clearly well above my kingly intelligence.  Just what are these
things?  (real life) ...400S, 15DVSP, 260MRT, T350, 25RTS, Anis...  Oops!  That last
isn't yours.  (grin) -- Midas (really wanting to know)

JLG -- Is it true you are slipping?  10-4-1 to 10-5-1?  (chuckle)  Well done, Sir! --
Midas

Coyote -- Oh, you thought so, did you?  It is true that I too often have too many
unwanted TP's.  (only two at the moment)  It comes from the same standards that you
aspire to--no DAing.  We run em all, and too often optimizing "fools gold" involves
the Total Parry style. -- Midas

Dunroe -- You'd better get some lessons because I clearly have my eye on you. -- On
Golden Pond

Good luck to all Willafians in The Mailer. -- Midas and The Golden Gladiators

Golden Dome -- Sorry, Dome, I didn't intend or wish for you to take the title THAT
way.  Establish your ascendancy by defeating your opponent today, okay?  That'll make
it, ah, well, there's no word for it except "legitimate."  Not that I wish to impugn
your worth as the highest ranked active gladiator.  Hmm.  I seem to be just digging
myself in deeper and deeper, don't I?  Well, congratulations on the title, Dome.  See
you around, maybe. -- Chauncy

A Convicted Assassin?  Some kind of Andorian immigrant?  Dodging a hot warrant, I
bet.  Well, I definitely gave him 'what for." -- Penny Lopez

15dvsp -- Eh?  Some kind of mechanism, I suppose.  But perhaps not a fighting
mechanism? -- Penny Lope

Ah, yes, the Dangerous Criminal.  Not one of my favorite people, and so I
demonstrated with a sword through the guts.  Let him chew on that for a while. --
Kildilli Dall

Mukwa -- If you think I'm getting into any kind of bathtub with you, think again,
bub! -- Dunroe Minh

On Golden Pond -- I was diving for goldfish, you see. -- Dunroe Minh

Tevik Zokharj, Distributor of Lands for Willaf Arena -- I don't even get to take
clean socks? -- Chauncy, feeling drafty around the ankles

23 October 2007
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                   *****                              *******
                   ***** STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3  *******
                   *****                              *******
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9 TEAM (18 MANAGERS) have declared for the STORMCROWE SLAUGHTERHOUSE 3!!!  There is
still time for you to join in on the competition.  The carnage begins TURN 263!!!!

ALL YOU NEED TO DO TO JOIN:

*Find a Partner

*Declare your intentions in the Stormcrowe newsletter to enter before the first turn 
of the contest.  You may also email or diplo Master Darque.

*Each manager entering the Stormcrowe Slaughterhouse must submit one (1) Team Roll-Up
Certificate.  Only certificates will be accepted for entry.  All certificates
submitted will be used during the course of the contest as prizes.

*RU certificates must be received on or before the first turn of the contest which is
Stormcrowe Turn 263 (running approximately December 4, 2007).

RULES and SCORING

Rules and Scoring information for the Slaughterhouse will be posted every turn in the
Stormcrowe newsletter beginning with Turn 260 and in a final all arena ad in
November.

PRIZES

ENDURANCE AWARD:  One (1) +1 Bonus Potion will be given to every team that competes
in 60 of the 65 contest fights.

KILL MASTER AWARD:  The individual manager with the most kills will receive a Limited
Immortality Potion.  This potion may be applied to one (1) warrior.  He/she will be
resurrected ONE-TIME if they are killed in Basic D2.

TOP TEAM AWARD:  Each manager on the winning team will receive the following prize
pack for their Slaughterhouse Dominance:

*One (1) +1 Bonus Potion
*Favorites Knowledge for one (1) Warrior
*Undisclosed amount of Team RU Certificates

Special note from RSI on prizes:  All contest prizes must be used within three
months.  All contest prizes may only be used on a living warrior on the participating
contest team in DM 45.  The immortality potion may resurrect a warrior one time,
after a death in DM 45 only, after which time the potion disappears.

NEED MORE INFORMATION

Rules questions and clarifications may be directed to Master Darque the contest
coordinator.  He may be reached by email at rebelnerfherder at yahoo dot com or by
diplo in DM 45 (Darque Forces-428).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JOLT was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
HYDRO was butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
GOLDEN DOME demolished PENNY LOPEZ in a 2 minute one-sided Title melee.
PENNY LOPE overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
KILDILLI DALL devastated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
GOLD BULLION was subdued by ANIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute competition.
MUKWA lost to HEART OF GOLD in a 1 minute fight.
DUNROE MINH viciously subdued NOXON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute bloody match.
ONDO FLEUR overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       28 -   8 -  0      78  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  35 -  2      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  15 -  0      38  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 576 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      GOLDEN DOME 5634           18   8  0   94 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPE 5722            15  12  0   71 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         12   5  0   62 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PENNY LOPEZ 5725.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DUNROE MINH 5766.  The ten other most popular fighters were KILDILLI DALL 
5765, HEART OF GOLD 5776, GOLDEN DOME 5634, GOLD BULLION 5759, ANIS 5189, ONDO FLEUR 
5808, PENNY LOPEZ 5725, PENNY LOPE 5722, NOXON 5802, and JOLT 5726.

The least popular fighter this week was MUKWA 5800.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HYDRO 5797, JOLT 5726, NOXON 5802, PENNY LOPE 5722, PENNY LOPEZ 5725, 
ONDO FLEUR 5808, ANIS 5189, GOLD BULLION 5759, GOLDEN DOME 5634, and HEART OF GOLD 
5776.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

GOLDEN DOME (16-5634) GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)