DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/05/2008    Duedate: 01/18/2008

WILLAF ARENA

DM-16    TURN-581

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AMPERE
POWER LEGION (579)
(16-5638) [8-1-1,103]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PENNY LOPEZ                    POSITION IS EMPTY
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            
(16-5725) [16-15-0,106]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PENNY LOPEZ                    KILDILLI DALL
PUNNY AMINALS (305)            PUNNY AMINALS (305)
(16-5725) [16-15-0,106]        (16-5765) [13-9-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

POWER LEGION (579)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. POWER LEGION (579)          30
2. MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)       19      GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
3. YAMABUSHI (432)             11      Unchartered Team
4. PUNNY AMINALS (305)          5
5. GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)     -2      PEELED TOMATOES (226)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)  467 245  9 65.6   1/ 1 POWER LEGION (579)        7  4 0
 2/ 2 POWER LEGION (579)        76  64  4 54.3   2/ 2 PUNNY AMINALS (305)       7  8 0
 3/ 3 YAMABUSHI (432)          174 175 15 49.9   3/ 4 YAMABUSHI (432)           6  2 0
 4/ 4 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)    187 237 14 44.1   4/ 3 GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)   5  4 0
 5/ 5 PUNNY AMINALS (305)      559 761 18 42.3   5/ 5 MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)     3  4 1

    '*'   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.

     Well, M. Chardinee gave it his best shot, or the best shot he was allowed to
give, perhaps, and I defeated him.  This was pleasing even though I learned no
skills.

                                      Penny Lope

                                      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 PENNY LOPEZ win a fight and gain 10 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, 
TAIKUTSU beat DUNROE MINH and DUNROE MINH lost 5 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  
And it's out with the old, in with the new, as AMPERE 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.  
What's the big D?  GOLDEN GLADIATORS was the most avoided team?  Bunch of lily 
livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was YAMABUSHI.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  And now a passing thought on a warrior dying young 
(GOLD-PLATED of GOLDEN GLADIATORS):  You had your chance and now you're dead.  Oh 
well...  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with 
you sooner that later?   
     What does the WILLAF arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll 
need the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AMPERE 5638                   8   1  1   103       POWER LEGION (579)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPEZ 5725             16  15  0   106       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TANOSHII 5488                22   7  0    92       YAMABUSHI (432)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PENNY LOPE 5722              17  15  0    82       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
 TAIKUTSU 5564                16   9  0    76       YAMABUSHI (432)
-ON GOLDEN POND 5785          11   1  0    67       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KILDILLI DALL 5765           13   9  0    66       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUNROE MINH 5766             10  12  1    55       PUNNY AMINALS (305)
-BUDOKUMO 5635                10   3  1    53       YAMABUSHI (432)
-SPIKE 5783                    5   2  2    46       POWER LEGION (579)
-24 CARAT 5694                11  11  1    45       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ANIS 5189                     9  11  2    45       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
-FISSION 5768                  5   2  0    44       POWER LEGION (579)
-GOLD BULLION 5759             7   4  0    39       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
-HEART OF GOLD 5776            6   8  0    35       GOLDEN GLADIATORS (362)
 ONDO FLEUR 5808               6   0  0    34       PUNNY AMINALS (305)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRESSURE 5746                 2   7  0    27       POWER LEGION (579)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIDAL 5809                    1   3  0    12       POWER LEGION (579)
 LYRA 5811                     1   0  0     9       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)
 KINYOBI 5729                  1   3  0     6       YAMABUSHI (432)
 KUNIKO 5812                   0   1  0     1       MAXIMUM RESULTS (311)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GOLD-PLATED 5810        3  1 0 GOLDEN GLADIATOR 362 ANIS 5189             581   
MUKWA 5800              1  8 0 MAXIMUM RESULTS 311  SPIKE 5783            578  REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

I guess two turns in a row was too much to wish from the Yamabushis?  We really were
looking for some easy wins. -- Midas, Golden Gladiators

Jorja -- Not really enough meat on those partridges.  I prefer turkeys!  More fun;
more meat. (wink) -- Midas

Dunroe -- I sneaked through that one didn't I?  Now you are all wet! -- On Golden
Pond

Fission -- I made the mistake of preparing for fusion, when I challenged fission.
Silly, eh?  I may just try again with the right scientific strategy. -- Heart Of Gold

Pressure -- Well I made up for my stablemate's silliness!  A little real gold goes a
long way. -- Gold Bullion

Kildilli -- Too much for me again, you CAD! -- 24 Carat

It was quite nice to draw the Embezzling Scribe.  I shall consider it a Christmas
present from the RUGS. -- Gold-Plated

Penny Lope -- Nice draw, yourself, with the Chardinee.  That demands a two-page
Duelmaster column! -- Midas

All -- May everything you do in the New Year turn to gold. -- Midas and friends

Spike -- Congratulations and well fought!!  Tried new weapon and strategy... ooppss!!
-- Anis

Jorja -- Are you the author of "Duelmasters for Dummies"?  If you are, thank you.  I
based many of my early warriors off that article, and shared it with other beginners.
-- Coyote

Jorja, Midas, Mino -- Thanks for the response.  Seems that voices and yelling mean
little.  Maybe a rhythm... -- Coyote

     Syncopated gaited?

All -- I keep reading of charts and a book to help players play better--but never
seen one.  I am looking for more information on the game. -- Coyote

     Somebody is sure to suggest Terrablood's website for this.  Please include the
     url, as I need to download some charts to send to players without web access.
     Thanks! -- Temp Ed.

On Golden Pond -- Well... I can fish there, can't I?  That would make up for a lot.
-- Dunroe Minh

Khlahums Dwarf?  He should go home over the holidays and stay till all the hangovers
are done. -- Penny Lopez

24 Carat -- But I NEEDED carats for my stu! -- Kildilli Dall
P.S.  Chopped.

Tidal -- Too much ice around, perhaps. -- Ondo Fleur

     The Regional Arena News is down for repairs but will return soon.

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PENNY LOPE was devastated by AMPERE in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
PENNY LOPEZ vanquished KHALHUMS DWARF in a exciting 2 minute gory uneven battle.
TANOSHII won victory over KILDILLI DALL in a popular 2 minute master's brawl.
TAIKUTSU overpowered DUNROE MINH in a 2 minute mismatched match.
ANIS delivered the death blow upon GOLD-PLATED in a 1 minute veteran vs. amateur duel.
ONDO FLEUR devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
KINYOBI was unbelievably bested by LYRA in a 2 minute gruesome beginner's melee.
TIDAL vanquished KUNIKO in a 2 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       20 -   4 -  0      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  13 -  1      61  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  17 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  21 -  1      36  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 581 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         1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AMPERE 5638                 8   1  1  103 POWER LEGION (579)
PARRY-STRIKE     PENNY LOPEZ 5725           16  15  0  106 PUNNY AMINALS (305)
TOTAL PARRY      TANOSHII 5488              22   7  0   92 YAMABUSHI (432)
BASHING ATTACK   KILDILLI DALL 5765         13   9  0   66 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 KILDILLI DALL 5765.  The ten other most popular fighters were PENNY LOPEZ 
5725, DUNROE MINH 5766, TANOSHII 5488, GOLD-PLATED 5810, LYRA 5811, AMPERE 5638, ANIS 
5189, KINYOBI 5729, TAIKUTSU 5564, and ONDO FLEUR 5808.

The least popular fighter this week was KUNIKO 5812.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PENNY LOPE 5722, TIDAL 5809, ONDO FLEUR 5808, TAIKUTSU 5564, KINYOBI 
5729, ANIS 5189, AMPERE 5638, LYRA 5811, GOLD-PLATED 5810, and TANOSHII 5488.