DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/14/2005    Duedate: 12/27/2005

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-513

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SINNER
CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4165) [12-5-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SINNER                         MIMOSA
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
(32-4165) [12-5-0,113]         (32-4294) [3-0-0,42]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELECTRIC EYE                   DAMNATION
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4156) [15-6-0,112]         (32-4214) [8-5-0,53]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CALL THE PRIEST (344)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)          73
2. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       39      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       32      Unchartered Team
4. THE STORMLORDS (337)        30
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (368)       29      RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*RILL'S GCSC2 (370)         4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    15  0 0
 2/ 1*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     11   4  2 73.3   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    13  2 1
 3/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    145  65  7 69.0   3/ 3*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)    11  4 2
 4/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    828 498 44 62.4   4/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      8  7 0
 5/ 3 FLAMING DEATH (347)       11   7  1 61.1   5/ 0*RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        4  1 0
 6/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      34  23  0 59.6   6/ 5*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      4  5 0
 7/ 6 THE STORMLORDS (337)     141 142 11 49.8   7/ 7 THE STORMLORDS (337)      4 11 1
 8/ 7*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      14  20  3 41.2   8/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   2 12 0
 9/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  359 538 12 40.0   9/ 8*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   1  5 0
10/ 9*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)    1   5  0 16.7  10/ 9 FLAMING DEATH (347)       0  3 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The Obsidian Golem circled the tower once, studying it.  There was no door that
it could see.  Was it to enter, and would this require an act of violence?  It looked
in the direction the Cult Member had gone.  There was no sign of the standby now, not
even tracks on the muddy path.  The lack of tracks was odd, but there were many odd
things in the world, and it was not a part of the golem's current orders to pursue
answers.
     It paused, and had it been able to wrinkle its brow in confusion, it would have
done so.  Its orders had been to follow the Cult Member to the tower, and it had done
so.  But there had been no clear direction as to what was to come next.  It had made
an assumption when it decided that the tower was what mattered, and making
assumptions was not something it was encouraged to do.  Perhaps it was supposed to
follow the Cult Member to the end of that person's traveling, and Arenamistress Sugar
had made an assumption:  that the Cultist was going to the tower and nowhere else.
The arenamistress could have been wrong in that assumption; humans made errors at
times.
     Which was its proper job?  To follow the Cult Member, or to enter the tower?
     The Golem became aware of heat in the vicinity of its thought-generator.  It was
not designed for problem solving of this particular type.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings Arvat, this is obviously my last defense of the throne as I have been
called to the Isle.  And so my days in Arvat run short.  I shall miss the closeness
of our arena, and the familiar faces of the warriors and the fans.  I leave not with
a heavy heart, but one that is hopeful for the future.  Noble has told me that he
will give me a shot in AD to see if I can compete there--I trust I will be able to.

Some highlights of my career here:  My two losses were to Stratostar and M.A.
Fistafoles, whom I've fought three times, and am 2-1 against.  Presuming I win my
last fight here, I leave winning twelve in a row, including wins over Charon, Freki,
Sensoo O Suru (his last fight on his way to the Isle, never to be seen again), Dark
Sky, and Isuzu Trooper (whom we've given all three of his losses between our squad).
I've fought five arena stand-ins in my career and am 5-0 against them (three the last
five turns).  3-3 was my best tourney showing in the adepts, and I ended up 4-0 vs.
The Stormlords in our feud.  According to the "terrablood site" (whatever that is), I
am listed as the longest consecutive duelmistress in Arvat history, though I realize
that is not all-inclusive.  On this same list, we are listed as the only team in
Arvat's history that has been able to go 15-0 over three turns, actually 20-0 the
last four turns, and 28-2 the last six.  Most importantly to me, I feel I was a
fairly integral part in our squad defeating Icelord and his warriors, coming from
behind to do so.  Our squad is 72-30 since I joined it, and I've greatly enjoyed my
opportunity to leave the "Call the Priest" legacy on Arvat forever.

Noble told me to say that my starting stats were 10-9-10-17-15-10-13.  He said that
would leave some of you managers scratching your head...I'm not sure what it all
means.  Apparently, my favorite weapon is a shortsword, I am 8-0 in the arena with
it, so I can't doubt that.  In parting, I'll just say goodbye Arvat.  Remember this
though...I and the rest of my teammates fight for Destitute Noble, and for the glory
of League Arcane.  If you ever feel you need to badmouth us, and call our manager
names and question his character, step on up like Icelord did.  We responded to the
call, and we always will!

Before The Dawn

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARVAT games.  My praise to DEVIL ADVOCATES for their 
4-1-1 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought round deserving of 
notice!  I could not but notice the fine record for RILL'S GCSC2 (4-1-0) after their 
first round of combat.  May the gods of war favor you in ARVAT!  GRETH caught the eye 
of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HUNCHBACK GROWLER and 
was awarded 27 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, 
MIMOSA put down BALLISTIC IMP, causing him to lose 12 points of recognition in the 
process.  Not for nothing has BEFORE THE DAWN in the past laid claim to the 
Duelmaster's throne, and this week she's proven hers combat skill yet again.  Heed 
this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city 
shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In ARVAT "art" is a word that has long 
since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this 
week's challenge seeking began.  DEVIL ADVOCATES is feared.  This much I can say.  
Apparently the stalwarts of DEVIL ADVOCATES are catching the bulk of jests down at 
the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  ELEGOST take warning!  You have more than a 
few enemies in ARVAT.  I can not but mention with disdain the name of LOU CYPHER who 
this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 14 points below in the rankings.  I 
thought LOU CYPHER showed great skill and promise when he killed VANITY.  All right, 
so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  My sources at PHILANTHROPISTS stable claim they've 
never seen the guild bitterer.  This as a result of the untimely demise of ELEGOST.  
Beware ULTHAR ULSAY!  My hearty congratulations ULTHAR ULSAY, for thy revenge upon 
ELEGOST, slayer of thy fallen comrade.  Next time he will know better, eh?  Some say 
a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in 
hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in ARVAT as ever I remembered them....and the fighters 
as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINNER 4165                  12   5  0   113       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156            15   6  0   112       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 UNITED 4162                  10   8  1   102       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191        13   4  0    99       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IZUSU TROOPER 4062            9   4  1    87       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245       10   0  1    76       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              14  24  1    74       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOU CYPHER 4188              11   8  1    70       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREKI 4179                   14   7  0    64       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 TORMENT 4271                  7   1  0    59       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL ZEYBUB 4244              7   4  0    55       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DAMNATION 4214                8   5  0    53       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FURY 4286                     5   1  0    45       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MIMOSA 4294                   3   0  0    42       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
-MALICE 4270                   3   2  0    34       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             3  12  1    33       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 FREDDIE 4265                  4   4  0    32       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 JUSTICE 4217                  5   4  0    29       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 GRETH 4321                    1   0  0    27       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIAN BORU 4263               4   5  0    25       THE STORMLORDS (337)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292           3   0  1    22       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 BALLISTIC IMP 4299            3   1  0    21       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 BISIMWA 4291                  2   1  0    21       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 MISERY 4235                   4   4  0    16       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      1   1  0    13       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 HERON 4273                    2   6  0    12       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 ROCKY GIBRALTAR 4300          2   2  0    11       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 EVE L. WONN 4314              2   0  0    10       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BRONZE GOLEM 4322             1   0  0    10       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308              2   1  0     7       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        0   1  0     7       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 IDRIAL 4290                   1   2  0     5       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 PETER PEPPER 4303             0   3  0     3       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315          0   2  0     2       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-FORD PINTO 4234               0   1  0     1       FLAMING DEATH (347)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
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         
VANITY 4267            3  5 1 FRIEND OR FOE? 365    LOU CYPHER 4188       513         
ELEGOST 4293           2  1 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 368   ULTHAR ULSAY 4199     513         
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 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Greetings, everyone.  I would like to announce my arrival in this arena.  I have come
to join some of my Brotherhood of the Blade comrades in this fine arena.  Or at least
I have been told it is a fine arena.  It is my intention to try to fight every turn
and not "time" for tournaments.  My team should be easy to recognize but for those
that do not know me, the team name is abbreviation for the following:  Rillion's
GenCon SoCal 2 team.  With a name like that it won't surprise you that this team was
started at a Demo tournament.  I won't elaborate on how the team did (some might
consider it egotistical to brag about TC'ing the tournament), but I will say that I
did not use the Dark Arena once, this is a completely intact original team roll-up.
Greth & Roland have some experience from the demo tourney.  The rest are "rookies" to
fighting.  As for the individual warrior names, they are taken from my DND characters
that I played while at GenCon SoCal.  Well, I've rambled enough for now.  Hail and
well met! -- Rillion

Gwaudian was 13-11-11-9-9-18-13 ST. -- The Stormlords

M.A. Fistafoles -- Bah. -- Loggerhead

Bill Zeybub -- Don't you get tired of being locked into the same old team theme, year
after year after year? -- Freddie

Bisimwa -- Ah, somebody new.  That's always a pleasure to see. -- Peter Pepper
P.S.  Even when I lose.

Jhanti Gravett -- I suppose I should have been suspicious when you brought out that
big bowl of sauce.... -- Ghost of The Shrimp

Mimosa -- Weird.  I expected somebody with your name to be a woman. -- Heron
P.S.  I guess that makes you try harder.  Like being named Sue.

Lady Protector Before The Dawn -- Oh, my!  That early?  I could never get up that
early, although I could STAY up that late!  But I'm not sure that night air is
healthy, whichever way you find it.  We can't give you any lands, of course--don't
have any.  But how about a certified "Sleep Late" pass? -- Arenamistress Sugar

     If she doesn't want it, I'll take it! -- Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

M. A. FISTAFOLES bested LOGGERHEAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Bloodfeud fight.
ULTHAR ULSAY barely slew ELEGOST in a action packed 1 minute Bloodfeud battle.
FREEWHEEL BURNIN' subdued FREKI in a 6 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
LOU CYPHER butchered VANITY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BRIAN BORU savagely defeated ROCKY GIBRALTAR in a 3 minute Challenge match.
BISIMWA vanquished HERON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PUSHING PRARIE DOGS overpowered PETER PEPPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
EVE L. WONN defeated IDRIAL in a 2 minute beginner's Challenge melee.
I.M. CEYTIN lost to JHANTI GRAVETT in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge duel.
BEFORE THE DAWN overpowered IZUSU TROOPER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
UNITED overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
ELECTRIC EYE overpowered VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SINNER demolished M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute bloody mismatched Title competition.
DAMNATION was subdued by ROLAND in a crowd pleasing 4 minute match.
BILL ZEYBUB overpowered DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a popular 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TORMENT overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute uneven struggle.
BALLISTIC IMP was handily defeated by MIMOSA in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FURY bested DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute brawl.
JUSTICE was defeated by FREDDIE in a 2 minute bout.
MISERY savagely defeated SPECTRAL KNIGHT in a 2 minute brutal bout.
GRETH savagely defeated HUNCHBACK GROWLER in a 1 minute master vs. amateur fight.
DEMMELL overpowered CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
GELEN was overpowered by BRONZE GOLEM in a 4 minute uneven fray.
DEMETREN handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   9         SLASHING ATTACK   33 -  12 -  1      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -  10 -  1      62  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  23 -  4      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         AIMED BLOW        28 -  20 -  2      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  22 -  0      49  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  24 -  4      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         TOTAL PARRY       12 -  19 -  1      39  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -  19 -  1      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 513 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    5 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  2         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  4     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
AIMED BLOW         3 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SINNER 4165                12   5  0  113 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
SLASHING ATTACK  ELECTRIC EYE 4156          15   6  0  112 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
WALL OF STEEL    UNITED 4162                10   8  1  102 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   IZUSU TROOPER 4062          9   4  1   87 FLAMING DEATH (347)
AIMED BLOW       FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245     10   0  1   76 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 DAMNATION 4214.  The ten other most popular fighters were BRIAN BORU 4263, 
IDRIAL 4290, UNITED 4162, SINNER 4165, BILL ZEYBUB 4244, FREDDIE 4265, GRETH 4321, 
DEMETREN 4317, M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191, and FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245.

The least popular fighter this week was BRONZE GOLEM 4322.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313, BALLISTIC IMP 4299, IZUSU TROOPER 4062, 
I.M. CEYTIN 4308, PETER PEPPER 4303, HERON 4273, ROCKY GIBRALTAR 4300, VANITY 4267, 
DEMMELL 4318, and JUSTICE 4217.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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