DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/13/2005    Duedate: 07/26/2005

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-502

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVER TRAIN
SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4170) [10-2-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVER TRAIN                   IZUSU TROOPER
SARATOGA GLORY (352)           FLAMING DEATH (347)
(32-4170) [10-2-0,128]         (32-4062) [7-1-0,65]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BOATMAN KU                     BOATMAN KU
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4130) [15-24-1,97]         (32-4130) [15-24-1,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

SARATOGA GLORY (352)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        33
2. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        29      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       19      Unchartered Team
4. FLAMING DEATH (347)         19
5. THE STORMLORDS (337)        14      THE WARRIORS (2)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*THE WARRIORS (2)           2   0  1  100   1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     10  5 0
 2/ 1*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)       8   2  0 80.0   2/ 3 THE STORMLORDS (337)      9  6 0
 3/ 2*FLAMING DEATH (347)        9   4  0 69.2   3/ 6*ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      8  2 0
 4/ 4 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     118  55 10 68.2   4/ 5 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     7  8 0
 5- 3 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       17   8  0 68.0   5/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     5 10 1
 6- 5 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     36  19  0 65.5   6/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4  8 0
 7/ 6 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     99  56  6 63.9   7/ 0 HARBINGERS (330)          2  2 0
 8/ 7 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    796 476 42 62.6   8/ 0*THE WARRIORS (2)          1  0 1
 9/ 0 HARBINGERS (330)         106  82 10 56.4   9/ 7*FLAMING DEATH (347)       1  3 0
10/ 8 THE STORMLORDS (337)     123 106 10 53.7  10- 8 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     0  3 0
11/ 9 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  346 504 10 40.7  11- 9 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       0  3 0

    '*'   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.

     Lords and Ladies of Arvat.  I, Silver Train, Your Duelmaster, bids you all 
greetings.  I have retained my title of Duelmaster by defeating Obsidian Golem in an 
epic battle that was one for the ages.  I consider it an honor to have fought one 
that my manager holds in such high regard as you.  I am so greatly honored that I 
actually was victorious.  That fight could easily have gone either way.  Luck was 
obviously on my side.  Since Obsidian Golem was the only Challenger Champion that was 
active last turn I TV Challenged him.  What is strange is that my TV didn't go 
through but my regular challenge did.  I wonder if the Icelord has some crazy avoid 
power. Regardless it was a heck of a duel.

     This turn's TV goes out to Tassalter.  He soundly beat my brother Stratostar and 
I have beaten him in the past.  He is a worthy opponent and I will have to give it my 
all if I am to return to the top spot.  I also hope that he can aid me in my training 
for the upcoming Adepts tournament at the Face to Face.  I hope to improve upon my 
Runner-Up status that I achieved in this past Apprentices tourney.    The Boss said 
that he thinks that I am as good as any that he has sent to Adepts tourneys in the 
past.  I hope to make him and my home arena of Arvat proud.  I will be making the 
trip with my Proxy manager Soultaker.

     That is all the time I have for now.  I must be off to train for my upcoming 
duel and tournament.  I'll have to be at the top of my form.  Until next turn.

     Your Duelmaster,

     Silver Train

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Coming up with a solid 4-1-0 outing, ANGELS OF 
PAIN has advanced 3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for IZUSU 
TROOPER, who flew up 18 points in the rankings after mashing LOGGERHEAD like a melon. 
Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the 
sands.  GERI was subdued by STRATOSTAR and drops 10 points.  Unlike most arenas, 
SILVER TRAIN managed to get his challenge off against the 11-32-0 TASSALTER.  Going 
for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was FISHERMAN'S WHARF's 
TASSALTER, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by SILVER TRAIN.  Advice to 
bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that THE STORMLORDS was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of THE STORMLORDS' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch HARBINGERS' act 
in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from THE STORMLORDS.  
Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, LOGGERHEAD would be president.  
Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Death is kind of like a new puppy:  he's always around wanting to play.  (Ha 
Zontani, how's that for a wise saying?).  Here's some advice:  warriors with little 
wit and will may encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  Good luck in 
next week's fights.  See ya next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER TRAIN 4170            10   2  0   128       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975          25  20  1   104       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-HEADLESS CHICKEN 4204        13   7  0   102       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 BOATMAN KU 4130              15  24  1    97       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 DARK SKY 3933                19  23  2    93       HARBINGERS (330)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156             8   2  0    91       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SENSOO O SURU 3979           24  17  0    89       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 TASSALTER 4112               11  33  0    88       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 STRATOSTAR 4173               8   4  0    75       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LITTLE RAINBOW 4146          18  12  0    69       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191         5   1  0    66       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 IZUSU TROOPER 4062            7   1  0    65       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 KILLING MACHINE 4139         13   7  1    63       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GERI 4016                    10  14  0    56       HARBINGERS (330)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              13  14  0    53       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148          8   2  0    48       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 FREKI 4179                    8   2  0    45       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 CHARON 4103                   8   7  0    38       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINNER 4165                   3   3  0    32       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LOU CYPHER 4188               5   4  0    25       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNITED 4162                   1   6  1    23       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 JUSTICE 4217                  2   0  0    22       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DEE SPADER 4192               3   3  2    19       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 VENOM 18                      2   0  1    17       THE WARRIORS (2)
 DAMNATION 4214                2   0  0    17       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 REPRISAL 4216                 2   0  0    17       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MISERY 4235                   1   0  0    15       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 PERSONAL LEGEND 4198          4   0  0    12       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 TOPIARY 4219                  2   1  0     9       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 WULFGAR 4232                  1   0  0     8       HARBINGERS (330)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             0   4  0     4       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 FORD PINTO 4234               0   1  0     1       FLAMING DEATH (347)
-DEMONIC EGG 4202              0   1  0     1       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 SUGAR PUNCH 4237              0   1  0     1       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 FENDER MALLOTT 4233           0   1  0     1       HARBINGERS (330)
 M. EDGAR D'SERPENT 4236       0   1  0     1       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PURGATORY 4215         1  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360    SHEWISH GIANT 330     502 NONE    
N. FERNAL 4230         1  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   VENOM 18              502         
THOR 4169              3  6 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    UNITED 4162           498 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Duelmaster Silver Train -- Congrats on your victory!  Obsidian Golem wants a rematch, 
though. -- The Stormlords

Personal Legend -- I thought I'd try again.  I'm impressed you can carry all that 
weight. -- Ulthar Ulsay

Destitute N. -- You wouldn't call The Dark One "a coward, backstabber..blah blah 
blah..." because you don't have the guts.  I stand by everything I say. -- The 
Icelord

The Dark One -- I could be mistaken but it sounds like Destitute N. tried to get in a 
backhanded insult. -- The Icelord

Destitute N. -- I hope that insight includes your understanding that what you did was 
lame.  How would you have responded had the exact same thing happened to you?  As 
First Mage of The Council of Lords, I should have jumped on you right when it 
happened.  You can still apologize. -- The Icelord

United -- Nice try. -- Sensoo O Suru

Sinner -- Nice try. -- Freki

Icelord -- I know not why your personals were deleted, I welcome your comments and 
thoughts.  I had a whole page of personals deleted also, focusing on your comments to 
me from the turn before.  No matter, we'll both come up with plenty more to say. -- 
D. Noble
P.S.  Only I wrote the "Freki Must Die" spotlight -- Talon did not have a hand in it, 
though he knew I was writing it.

Trainer/Mad Max -- Congrats on fooling every one for so long in using your pseudonym.  
I'll call you Mad Max from now on here.  I don't have any other unbeatens here 
currently...but I see that you do.  If I weren't so busy trying in vain to get one 
stinking challenge through against Icelord I'd be happy to return the favor for you.  
As it is, and I've said before, my main focus now is catching and passing Icelord... 
I've dug myself a bit of a hole. -- D. Noble

Icelord -- Thirteen turns left, and only one more to bloodfued me.  Count on me using 
all these skills to wade through some of your lower ranks. -- United

Icelord -- Yes, you do run in primus...I think my current warriors there are 5-1 
against you in there.  Too bad you don't run in regular AD -- I'd be more than 
willing to extend out contest to there also in addition to our skirmishing in 31.  
Put all your runnable warriors into 100 or 103 after the next split and let's duke it 
out in there also. -- D. Noble

High Lord Bosk -- I salute you, my brother. -- The Icelord

Tassalter -- Congrats on a good win.  I was mainly going skill hunting against you.  
I thought I'd give you a better fight then I did though.  Good job.  I'll give you 
another shot in a little while.  Congrats again. -- Stratostar

Ulthar Ulsay -- Haven't we done this like 3 times before?  At least this time I took 
you out on damage.  I think it's time you tried someone else. -- Personal Legend

Damnation -- Geez!  Take it easy with that thing.  I've got kids to feed. -- Topiary

The Icelord -- Killing Machine never would have matched Savory's record.  One of your 
2 boys up there would have thrashed him before he even came close.  As it is I would 
be willing to wager that both of my veterans would eat his lunch if he ever gave them 
a shot.  It's just typical bravado. -- the Trainer

The Stormlords -- Thank you for your congratulations. -- Silver Train

"Arvat Challenge 2005" Update:
The Stormlords: 7-4-0
Call The Priest: 4-7-1

Jorja -- I completely understand.  We at Saratoga Glory have had to deal with moving 
multiple times over the past few years.  After this November however we will not have 

to go through this kind of an ordeal for at least another 30+ years.  We wish you 
luck in your endevours.  We just want to let you know you would be missed if you were 
ever to leave. -- the Trainer

the Dark One -- You weren't kidding when you said that S.Moe Dius was bad....  Killed 
by Mordant Deserter?!?!?!  That is just embarrasing....  I take my hat off to you for 
running someone that bad. -- the Trainer

Destitute Noble -- Very true.  I wouldn't have called Stratostar's victory over 
Before the Dawn an upset either.  The style advantage is definitely in Strat's favor.  
Sometimes those spy reporters just need to stir up some controversy. -- the Trainer

     Hey, it's what we get paid for! -- Olaf Modeen

Angels of Pain -- Welcome to Arvat!  We hope you have a long and prosperous stay.  
Except against us of course. -- the Trainer, mgr. Saratoga Glory, President and 
official member of Arvat's welcome wagon.
P.S.  Here is a cookie.  Again, welcome!

Stratostar -- It says here that "strato" is a level or layer sort of thing.  This 
means you should fall down, yes? -- Tassalter

Killing Machine -- Glad you didn't live up to your name. -- Boatman Ku

Electric Eye -- Ah... you are employed to watch electric sheep, yes?  I forget where 
the electric sheep were, Kaltos, I think.  They use the wool to make electric 
blankets, you know. -- Little Rainbow

Charon -- How could you ever row a boat across a broad river if you tire so rapidly? 
-- Loggerhead

Silver Train -- This I can survive. -- Boatman Ku

Silver Train -- I'm still alive.  THAT makes things a little less painful. --
Tassalter

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PURGATORY was dealt death by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SENSOO O SURU outwaited UNITED in a dull 8 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
SILVER TRAIN demolished TASSALTER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title fight.
IZUSU TROOPER devastated LOGGERHEAD in a 2 minute brutal one-sided Challenge fight.
ULTHAR ULSAY was bested by TOPIARY in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
BOATMAN KU was luckily beaten by OBSIDIAN GOLEM in a 3 minute veteran's struggle.
LITTLE RAINBOW was defeated by DARK SKY in a 2 minute gruesome expert's melee.
ELECTRIC EYE vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
KILLING MACHINE was overpowered by M. A. FISTAFOLES in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
STRATOSTAR handily defeated GERI in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CHARON was subdued by BEFORE THE DAWN in a 1 minute match.
FREKI devastated LOU CYPHER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
SINNER subdued DEE SPADER in a 3 minute match.
JUSTICE devastated PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 3 minute mismatched bout.
PERSONAL LEGEND unbelievably bested FORD PINTO in a popular 6 minute beginner's fight.
DAMNATION won victory over SUGAR PUNCH in a 2 minute novice's fray.
REPRISAL bested FENDER MALLOTT in a 6 minute amateur's brawl.
N. FERNAL was savagely slain by VENOM in a exciting 4 minute brutal novice's bout.
WULFGAR savagely defeated M. EDGAR D'SERPENT in a 5 minute amateur's fight.
MISERY beat EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  20 -  3      55  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     17 -  23 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -  13 -  0      32  |

Turn 502 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SILVER TRAIN 4170          10   2  0  128 SARATOGA GLORY (352)
TOTAL PARRY      OBSIDIAN GOLEM 3975        25  20  1  104 THE STORMLORDS (337)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELECTRIC EYE 4156           8   2  0   91 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    LITTLE RAINBOW 4146        18  12  0   69 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
LUNGING ATTACK   IZUSU TROOPER 4062          7   1  0   65 FLAMING DEATH (347)
AIMED BLOW       KILLING MACHINE 4139       13   7  1   63 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BOATMAN KU 4130.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BOATMAN KU 4130.  The ten other most popular fighters were WULFGAR 4232, FORD 
PINTO 4234, VENOM 18, DARK SKY 3933, SILVER TRAIN 4170, ULTHAR ULSAY 4199, ELECTRIC 
EYE 4156, DEE SPADER 4192, DAMNATION 4214, and IZUSU TROOPER 4062.

The least popular fighter this week was SENSOO O SURU 3979.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were N. FERNAL 4230, PERSONAL LEGEND 4198, M. EDGAR D'SERPENT 4236, 
FENDER MALLOTT 4233, REPRISAL 4216, JUSTICE 4217, LOU CYPHER 4188, GERI 4016, KILLING 
MACHINE 4139, and LITTLE RAINBOW 4146.