DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/30/2005    Duedate: 12/13/2005

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-512

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BEFORE THE DAWN
CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4148) [18-2-0,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BEFORE THE DAWN                VANITY
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
(32-4148) [18-2-0,139]         (32-4267) [3-4-1,46]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELECTRIC EYE                   IZUSU TROOPER
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          FLAMING DEATH (347)
(32-4156) [14-6-0,106]         (32-4062) [9-3-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CALL THE PRIEST (344)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FRIEND OR FOE? (365)        39
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       32      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (368)       22      Unchartered Team
4. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       22
5. BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)     17      PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)      8   2  2 80.0   1/ 1 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    15  0 1
 2/ 3 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    140  65  7 68.3   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    12  3 0
 3/ 2 FLAMING DEATH (347)       11   6  1 64.7   3/ 5*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     8  2 2
 4/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    824 497 43 62.4   4/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      8  7 0
 5/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      31  21  0 59.6   5/ 4*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      7  4 0
 6/ 7 THE STORMLORDS (337)     138 140 10 49.6   6/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   3 11 1
 7/ 9*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      14  17  3 45.2   7/ 7 THE STORMLORDS (337)      3 12 0
 8/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  358 535 12 40.1   8/ 0*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   0  4 0
 9/ 0*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)    0   4  0  0.0   9/ 9 FLAMING DEATH (347)       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

             + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Old Secrets #8 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

In the Delta east of Zukal:

     A cluster of sheds.  Nothing that Doreg would call a house, exactly.  Nothing
he'd even call a barn.  Just...sheds.  Not in the best of repair.  Weathered wood,
ragged, half-rotten thatch.  Some of the doorways had filthy cloths hung in them to
keep out drafts; others gaped blackly.
     What the young Bandit Prince had thought was a gnarled stump straightened up to
a height of five feet and slanted toward Zrof One-Eye.  It still looked a stump to
Doreg, a thick, knotty stump with crumbling bark.  "What you want?"
     "To leave our horses here and find them alive when we return," the arenamaster
answered.
     The stump slanted again.  Doreg decided that was a bow.  "It be."
     Zrof dismounted, signaling for Doreg to do the same, and removed the pack from
behind his saddle.  Doreg didn't know what was in that, but it had to be more than
the blanket and trail rations he was carrying.  A little bigger and it could have
been a body.  The arenamaster moved around the shacks and into the forest again, with
the younger man following.
     When they were (he hoped) out of earshot, Doreg asked, "What were those...
things?"
     Zrof shrugged.  "I'm not a zoologist.  I call them trolls.  And yes, we can
trust them to take care of our horses.  And to block anyone who might try to follow
us further."
     "Ah...speaking of 'further'--"
     "Where are we going?"  Zrof didn't look back, but Doreg could hear amusement in
the man's voice.  "To catch, hmm, call it a ferry.  For Barikala.  On Barikala we'll
find a Gate that will, with luck, take us to the Demon Prince."
     "I thought you mentioned some kind of tower here in the Delta?"
     The arenamaster shrugged.  "I may have done.  The tower is where we'll find the
ferry."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  DEVIL ADVOCATES posted a nice gain, to come in 
2nd.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for VANITY, who pummelled JUSTICE, 
to pocket 19 points.  A certain someone should cut down on the drinking and practice 
more, after losing 14 points to VANITY.  (Discrete enough, JUSTICE?) Those who hoped 
for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by KUNG-FU MASTER, of ARVAT, who despite a 
0-0-0 couldn't overcome ARVAT's Number 1.  Word has it one team in ARVAT is using 
psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of DEVIL 
ADVOCATES should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, DEVIL ADVOCATES scurried away from DEVIL 
ADVOCATES.  Oh, the shame!  Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and UNITED is it 
right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't CALL THE PRIEST proud!  UNITED found 
himself challenged by a warrior 25 below:  FREKI.  FREKI of THE STORMLORDS kept his 
wits as he was bested by UNITED.  Willing to win at any cost is BALLISTIC IMP, who 
challenged MISERY, 15 points junior.  Our sympathies, MISERY!  I thought BALLISTIC 
IMP showed great skill and promise when he won victory over MISERY.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  
ARVAT, I leave you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Welcome 
Wench.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEFORE THE DAWN 4148         18   2  0   139       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINNER 4165                  11   5  0   108       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156            14   6  0   106       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191        12   4  0    97       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 UNITED 4162                   9   8  1    95       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZUSU TROOPER 4062            9   3  1    90       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              14  23  1    70       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREKI 4179                   14   6  0    66       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245        9   0  1    66       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LOU CYPHER 4188              10   8  0    60       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DAMNATION 4214                8   4  0    59       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORMENT 4271                  6   1  0    52       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 VANITY 4267                   3   4  1    46       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 BILL ZEYBUB 4244              6   4  0    38       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-MALICE 4270                   3   2  0    34       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BALLISTIC IMP 4299            3   0  0    33       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 JUSTICE 4217                  5   3  0    31       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FURY 4286                     4   1  0    29       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MIMOSA 4294                   2   0  0    27       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             2  12  0    23       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 FREDDIE 4265                  3   4  0    19       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 ELEGOST 4293                  2   0  1    18       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 ROCKY GIBRALTAR 4300          2   1  0    18       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292           2   0  1    17       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 BRIAN BORU 4263               3   5  0    14       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 MISERY 4235                   3   4  0    13       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 HERON 4273                    2   5  0    11       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308              2   0  0     9       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BISIMWA 4291                  1   1  0     9       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 EVE L. WONN 4314              1   0  0     5       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 IDRIAL 4290                   1   1  0     4       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 PETER PEPPER 4303             0   2  0     2       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-FORD PINTO 4234               0   1  0     1       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315          0   1  0     1       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      0   1  0     1       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HIDING HIPPOS 4312     0  1 0 BEHIND THE BUSHES 369 WURM KIN 336          512 NONE    
CHASING BADGERS 4309   0  1 0 BEHIND THE BUSHES 369 STONE GOLEM 335       512 NONE    
HERDING HEDGEHOG 4311  0  1 0 BEHIND THE BUSHES 369 MOUNTAIN TROLL 327    512 NONE    
DEE SPADER 4192        9  5 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105   LOGGERHEAD 4149       510 JUST REV
THE SHRIMP 4264        2  5 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292   512         
GWAUDIAN 4316          0  1 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    STONE GOLEM 335       512 NONE    
CHARON 4103           10 13 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    FREEWHEEL BURNIN 4245 510         
BALAIN OF IVELIN 4298  0  2 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    ELEGOST 4293          511         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

United -- I double-challenged you, yet you fought Veteran Mercenary and I had a
random match-up against Damnation.  Were you avoiding me? -- Freki

Freewheel Burnin' -- Well, that was a brawl, I just didn't have the oompf to cut
through all that plate.  It kind of sucks that with a 17 WT, I didn't learn one skill
after a four minute fight.  <sigh>. -- Ulthar Ulsay

Balian of Ibelin was 13-5-4-21-15-11-15 PS.  Not sure why the announcer kept calling
him "Balain of Ivelin," maybe that was the reason he fell.  We salute him! -- The
Stormlords

Team Spotlight was 9-8-17-17-3-15-15 PS.  He started with an expert in initiative and
was "sensationally active."  He had Shewish Giant desperate but couldn't finish him
off. -- The Stormlords

Loggerhead -- We hold no grudges.  The challenge belonged to Dee Spader and she was
found wanting.  We will bloodfeud all four turns for the honor of the team as is our
custom and then we shall move on. -- Devil Advocates

Philosophers -- Welcome to Arvat.  We are neither the best nor the most populated
arena, but we are certain that you will find the competition skillful and the fights
bloody.  Good luck to you. -- Devil Advocates

M.A. Fistafoles -- Hi.  (languid wave) -- Loggerhead

Fury -- All that anger.  (shakes head)  It'll shorten your life. -- Heron

Misery -- That's painful, sure enough, but there are worse things. -- Freddie

Bill Zeybub -- Beanpole. -- The Shrimp

Jhanti Gravett -- Huh, it's easy for YOU.  You're a short squirt.  If you were as
tall as me, you wouldn't be jaunty about gravity. -- Peter Pepper

5 November 2005
It is with a proud heart that I announce the newest member of the Desolate Empire
alliance.  Dok Sik will be known from here forth as Dark Knight Dok Sik, of the
Desolate Empire.  May he be blessed with victory and courage.  May his enemies' blood
flow freely! -- The Dark Knights Wasby and Toker

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GWAUDIAN was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
HIDING HIPPOS was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
CHASING BADGERS was slain by STONE GOLEM in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Dark Arena duel.
HERDING HEDGEHOGS was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
M. A. FISTAFOLES devastated LOGGERHEAD in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud brawl.
ULTHAR ULSAY was defeated by FREEWHEEL BURNIN' in a 2 minute Bloodfeud struggle.
IZUSU TROOPER was beaten by SINNER in a popular 4 minute master's Challenge brawl.
FREKI was viciously subdued by UNITED in a 2 minute gruesome expert's Challenge duel.
BALLISTIC IMP overpowered MISERY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BILL ZEYBUB overpowered FREDDIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BISIMWA viciously subdued PETER PEPPER in a exciting 2 minute novice's Challenge bout.
JHANTI GRAVETT delivered the death blow upon THE SHRIMP in a 1 minute conflict.
MIMOSA demolished HERON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
ROCKY GIBRALTAR overpowered IDRIAL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
BEFORE THE DAWN defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute one-sided Title duel.
ELECTRIC EYE handily defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DAMNATION bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 1 minute fight.
LOU CYPHER demolished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
JUSTICE was beaten by VANITY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
TORMENT bested FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute contest.
FURY was beaten by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
BRIAN BORU was subdued by ELEGOST in a 1 minute bout.
I.M. CEYTIN unbelievably bested SPECTRAL KNIGHT in a 3 minute beginner's duel.
EVE L. WONN subdued PUSHING PRARIE DOGS in a 1 minute novice's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   29 -  14 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     18 -  10 -  1      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  21 -  3      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        25 -  19 -  2      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  28 -  3      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  19 -  1      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 512 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     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  4         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BEFORE THE DAWN 4148       18   2  0  139 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SINNER 4165                11   5  0  108 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
WALL OF STEEL    UNITED 4162                 9   8  1   95 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   IZUSU TROOPER 4062          9   3  1   90 FLAMING DEATH (347)
AIMED BLOW       FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245      9   0  1   66 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ELECTRIC EYE 4156.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GWAUDIAN 4316.  The ten other most popular fighters were CHASING BADGERS 
4309, IZUSU TROOPER 4062, SINNER 4165, BEFORE THE DAWN 4148, VANITY 4267, BISIMWA 
4291, SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315, ULTHAR ULSAY 4199, UNITED 4162, and FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 
4245.

The least popular fighter this week was BRIAN BORU 4263.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HERON 4273, THE SHRIMP 4264, FREDDIE 4265, MISERY 4235, LOGGERHEAD 
4149, HIDING HIPPOS 4312, EVE L. WONN 4314, I.M. CEYTIN 4308, JUSTICE 4217, and ROCKY 
GIBRALTAR 4300.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BEFORE THE DAWN (32-4148) CALL THE PRIEST (344)

                   MAIL-IN TOURNEY XL

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HELIO 3733 (73-59-4)                   4  3  0         ULTIMATE ACCELERATION

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ROLEX WATCH 3732 (67-60-2)             1  3  0         LUST MUPPETS         

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LOCKED IN 4049 (33-17-2)               3  3  0         CALL THE PRIEST      

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FREKI 4179 (12-5-0)                    0  2  0         THE STORMLORDS       

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GREATER ORC 4249 (1-1-0)               8  3  0         GEMSTONE BEASTS      
MALICE 4270 (2-2-0)                    7  3  1         FRIEND OR FOE?       
VANITY 4267 (2-2-1)                    3  3  0         FRIEND OR FOE?       
ROLTON 4250 (2-0-0)                    0  2  0         GEMSTONE BEASTS      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ELEGOST 4293 (0-0-0)                   4  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
MIMOSA 4294 (0-0-0)                    2  3  0         PHILANTHROPISTS      
WRATHCHILD 4282 (0-0-0)                1  3  0         MAIDEN JAPAN         
BALAIN OF IVELIN 4298 (0-0-0)          0  2  0         THE STORMLORDS       
THE SWEATS 4077 (0-0-0)                0  2  0         DEATH BY COFFEE      

DEAD ADEPTS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ARGONAUT 4135 (9-3-0)                  0  2  0         BLITZKRIEG II        

DEAD APPRENTICES TOURNEY               W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
KROLVIN RAIDER 4248 (0-0-0)            0  2  0         GEMSTONE BEASTS