DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/28/2005    Duedate: 01/10/2006

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-514

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SINNER
CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4165) [13-5-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SINNER                         ROLAND
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
(32-4165) [13-5-0,117]         (32-4319) [2-0-0,67]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELECTRIC EYE                   DAMNATION
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4156) [15-7-0,81]          (32-4214) [8-6-0,55]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     35
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       15      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. THE STORMLORDS (337)        15      Unchartered Team
4. PHILANTHROPISTS (368)       10
5. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)           5      RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*RILL'S GCSC2 (370)         7   3  0 70.0   1/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    13  2 1
 2/ 3 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    148  67  7 68.8   2/ 1 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    13  2 0
 3/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    832 499 44 62.5   3/ 3*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     8  7 1
 4- 5 FLAMING DEATH (347)       11   7  1 61.1   4/ 5*RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        7  3 0
 5/ 2*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     12   8  2 60.0   5/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      6  9 0
 6/ 6 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      35  27  0 56.5   6/ 7 THE STORMLORDS (337)      5 10 1
 7/ 7 THE STORMLORDS (337)     143 145 11 49.7   7/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4  9 0
 8- 8*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      14  20  3 41.2   8- 6*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      3  3 0
 9/ 9 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  362 539 12 40.2   9- 9*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   1  5 0
10-10*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)    1   5  0 16.7  10-10 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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hello and good day Arvat!  In a rather unexpected twist (at last to myself) I've
replaced my departed teammate Before the Dawn as the Duelmaster here.  She left us
last week after a very successful run here, and though my record is not quite up to
her standards (few of our records are) I feel I have achieved great things here and
hope to continue to.  My last five fights have consisted of three arena stand-ins,
but also great wins against Freki, and Isuzu Trooper, which is a fight many
oddsmakers had me losing (guess I showed them wrong).  Truth be told, the Trooper
fight was probably my most exciting fight to date--it was back and forth, back and
forth.  This turn will likely be another stand-in since M.A. Fistafoles is likely
bloodfeuding again--if not it would be a tough but welcome matchup.

Noble wanted me to pass on the exploits of the five warriors who are now representing
our squad in arena #100.  Four of them are active....

Before The Dawn   19-2
Johnny B. Goode   42-20
Locked In         36-18
Private Property  21-12
Starbreaker       29-13

We're hoping three of them will represent us in the upcoming tourney including Locked
In, J.B., and Private Property--we wish them well.  None of us are likely to be
joining them, barring a last second decision by Noble.  Good luck to you this cycle,
my fellow warriors!  May we all live to fight another day!

Sinner

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARVAT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Later days, CALL THE PRIEST, since 
DEVIL ADVOCATES took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now let's 
all watch FISHERMAN'S WHARF's heads swell from their 3-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  
Big shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see MIMOSA 
win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, VETERAN MERCENARY beat UNITED 
and UNITED lost 22 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of 
life, ARVAT may be getting bland, as SINNER stays top dog in the city.  The Dripping 
Blade, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  
From ARVAT's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
What's the big D?  FRIEND OR FOE? 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 ANGELS OF PAIN.  Ha ha ha ha!  
ULTHAR ULSAY was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM 
insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  And we have DEMETREN in a challenge, going down 9 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought DEMETREN showed great skill and promise 
when he was beat by HERON.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in ARVAT to get a drink than The Dripping 
Blade!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city 
of ARVAT.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SINNER 4165                  13   5  0   117       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191        14   4  0   101       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IZUSU TROOPER 4062            9   4  1    87       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245       11   0  1    82       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156            15   7  0    81       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 UNITED 4162                  10   9  1    80       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              14  25  1    78       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LOU CYPHER 4188              11   9  1    70       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ROLAND 4319                   2   0  0    67       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FREKI 4179                   14   8  0    65       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 MIMOSA 4294                   4   0  0    65       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 BILL ZEYBUB 4244              8   4  0    62       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMNATION 4214                8   6  0    55       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FURY 4286                     6   1  0    54       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 TORMENT 4271                  7   2  0    41       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             4  12  1    41       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 GRETH 4321                    2   0  0    39       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 FREDDIE 4265                  5   4  0    38       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BRIAN BORU 4263               5   5  0    36       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-MALICE 4270                   3   2  0    34       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUSTICE 4217                  5   5  0    30       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 HERON 4273                    3   6  0    28       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BALLISTIC IMP 4299            3   1  0    21       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 MISERY 4235                   4   5  0    17       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DEMMELL 4318                  2   0  0    16       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292           3   1  1    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 BISIMWA 4291                  2   2  0    14       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
-PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      1   1  0    13       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 EVE L. WONN 4314              3   0  0    12       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PETER PEPPER 4303             1   3  0    12       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-YUGO CV 4066                  1   0  0    12       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308              3   1  0    11       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-ROCKY GIBRALTAR 4300          2   2  0    11       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 THUNDER ROAD 4326             1   0  0     8       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        0   1  0     7       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 IDRIAL 4290                   1   3  0     6       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 DEMETREN 4317                 1   1  0     6       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 BRONZE GOLEM 4322             1   1  0     4       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315          0   3  0     3       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 GELEN 4320                    0   2  0     2       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-FORD PINTO 4234               0   1  0     1       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 PHIFDEN 4327                  0   1  0     1       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

'-' 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         

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ELEGOST 4293           2  1 1 PHILANTHROPISTS 368   ULTHAR ULSAY 4199     513         
CHARON 4103           10 13 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    FREEWHEEL BURNIN 4245 510 NOT REVE
BALAIN OF IVELIN 4298  0  2 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    ELEGOST 4293          511 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Philanthropists -- Sorry about that.  We were going inactive in 06 but will stick
around to allow a BF if you so desire. -- The Stormlords

Before the Dawn -- "Badmouth" and "question his character?"  Yes, yes, that is what
DN did to Lord Bosk.  He did it to Bosk.  The Icelord did it to DN.  It is all water
under the bridge now.  We fight for each other, The Icelord and The Council of Lords.
-- The Stormlords

Destitute Noble -- I hail you victorious!  I called you out and made an Arvat
Challenge to stand up for my best friend.  (I have no regrets in making the challenge
and always have his back in or out of the game.)  You stood up and accepted the
challenge.  You stand triumphant.  I tip my hat and strike my sword on my shield in
acknowledgment of your managerial prowess.  I withdraw from the sands to allow you
your glory.  I am quite confident that we will clash throughout 06 in other arenas.
Salute! -- The Icelord

Dark One -- Thanks for the welcome!  You may remember me; I was here in Arvat years
ago, and may have been a part of the alliance you guys had then?  Not sure but I do
know that we corresponded for a while and spoke on the phone occasionally, along with
your brother.  I originally met you in Murska back in the day when you were raising
Teddy Brewster.  I have retired off and on a few times since then.  I've always
wanted to come back here.  I think I sold the original team I had here. -- Aragorn of
the Philanthropists
P.S.  Will be at my first FTF next month.

All -- Good to be back here after years away, pleasant to still see some familiar
faces around here. -- Aragorn, Philanthropists, now having at least an inactive team
in every regular speed Free Blades arena

Elegost was:  9-5-11-21-17-6-15, LU. -- Philanthropists

Stormlords -- We weren't surprised but we will have to return the favor with our own
bloodfeud now.  It was your turn anyway...now it's ours again.... -- Philanthropists

Rillion -- My team here is also a demo tourney team from back in 2004 at a con in
Tempe.  Johnny B. Goode was the victor of that con as well.  Pleasure to welcome you
to our fine arena! -- D. Noble (mgr. Call the Priest)

Freki -- Great fight--the closest any of your squad has come to beating me.  Too bad
I had to initiate the challenge and it did not come from a bloodfeud on your end. --
Freewheel Burnin'

M.A. Fistafoles -- I expect to be WELL PAID for those skills. -- Loggerhead

Bisimwa -- You call that brilliant?  I call it MEAN.  Not philanthropic at all. --
Heron
P.S.  I'm an endangered species.

Pushing Prairie Dogs -- I most certain shall!  You're worse than a cat. -- Peter
Pepper

Justice -- As if! -- Freddie

Rillion -- Hi. -- Jorja, Fisherman's Wharf

Rillion -- Welcome to Arvat.  With luck your stay here will be prosperous, enjoyable
and filled with Glory.  May your blades be shape, my friend. -- the Dark One

Vanity/Friend or Foe -- Poor luck.  Your downchallenge of Misery on turn 512 was
noted and retribution was due.  I did not intend that retribution to be fatal, but
such is fate. -- Lou Cypher

Before the Dawn -- 10-9-10-17-15-10-13....  We would kill to get replacements like
that in this arena....  You would have been the star of our team.... -- Devil
Advocates

Sentinel -- Come on, you can manage to run that full team!  Arvat's not for sissy
tourney boys but real men who fight full teams every turn! -- the Dark One

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

M. A. FISTAFOLES bested LOGGERHEAD in a 2 minute Bloodfeud fight.
BISIMWA was devastated by ULTHAR ULSAY in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
MISERY was handily defeated by FREDDIE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GELEN was vanquished by PETER PEPPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
DEMETREN was overpowered by HERON in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JHANTI GRAVETT was devastated by GRETH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SINNER overpowered LOU CYPHER in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
UNITED was devastated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ELECTRIC EYE was overcome by KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute melee.
FREEWHEEL BURNIN' slimly won victory over FREKI in a 6 minute gruesome duel.
TORMENT was overpowered by MIMOSA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ROLAND luckily beat DAMNATION in a exciting 5 minute fight.
FURY handily defeated CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BILL ZEYBUB demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
JUSTICE was viciously subdued by BRIAN BORU in a exciting 8 minute bloody battle.
IDRIAL was beaten by DEMMELL in a 2 minute amateur's conflict.
I.M. CEYTIN luckily beat SPECTRAL KNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute novice's duel.
EVE L. WONN viciously subdued PHIFDEN in a 5 minute bloody amateur's bout.
BRONZE GOLEM was outwaited by THUNDER ROAD in a tiresome 12 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                   7         SLASHING ATTACK   32 -  13 -  1      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  24 -  4      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         AIMED BLOW        30 -  21 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  21 -  0      51  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  23 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  20 -  1      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  19 -  1      21  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 514 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         3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SINNER 4165                13   5  0  117 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
SLASHING ATTACK  M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191      14   4  0  101 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245     11   0  1   82 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
WALL OF STEEL    UNITED 4162                10   9  1   80 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOU CYPHER 4188            11   9  1   70 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                 2   0  0   67 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
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, 
SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315, M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191, PHIFDEN 4327, GRETH 4321, ELECTRIC EYE 
4156, MIMOSA 4294, BILL ZEYBUB 4244, ULTHAR ULSAY 4199, and FREDDIE 4265.

The least popular fighter this week was BRONZE GOLEM 4322.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THUNDER ROAD 4326, TORMENT 4271, FREKI 4179, UNITED 4162, 
JHANTI GRAVETT 4292, DEMETREN 4317, GELEN 4320, MISERY 4235, BISIMWA 4291, and 
LOGGERHEAD 4149.