DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/11/2006    Duedate: 01/24/2006

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-515

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SINNER
CALL THE PRIEST (344)
(32-4165) [14-5-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SINNER                         ROLAND
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
(32-4165) [14-5-0,128]         (32-4319) [3-0-0,73]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ELECTRIC EYE                   HERON
CALL THE PRIEST (344)          FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4156) [16-7-0,91]          (32-4273) [3-7-0,27]

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)          36
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       27      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. CALL THE PRIEST (344)       17      Unchartered Team
4. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        15
5. FRIEND OR FOE? (365)         0      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)        11   4  0 73.3   1/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    152  68  7 69.1   2/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 2
 3/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    835 501 45 62.5   3/ 4*RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       11  4 0
 4/ 6 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      39  28  1 58.2   4/ 5 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      8  7 1
 5/ 4 FLAMING DEATH (347)       11   8  1 57.9   5/ 6 THE STORMLORDS (337)      6  8 1
 6/ 5*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     12  10  2 54.5   6/ 3*PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     4  8 0
 7/ 7 THE STORMLORDS (337)     144 148 11 49.3   7/ 7 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   4  9 0
 8- 8*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      14  20  3 41.2   8- 9*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   1  1 0
 9/ 9 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  362 544 12 40.0   9- 8*FRIEND OR FOE? (365)      0  3 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.

Well met, fellow warriors of Arvat!  It is indeed a great honor to again address you
as the "leader of the band" as it were.  This is the eighth turn in a row either
myself or my departed teammate Before the Dawn has been the top warrior in our fine
city--truly a glorious way to start the first cycle of dueling for the new year.  It
was a mixed bag last week though--we did have two losses to arena stand-ins, causing
us to lose a string of five undefeated turns in a row.  This is by far a record for
any Noble-managed squad--in fact, though his memory is of course ravaged by old age,
he said he never recalled having three undefeated turns in a row with any of his
squads over his expansive career, and 14-1 had been his best previously.  It was fate
that our squad would shatter his record, and perhaps set a record for all of
Alastari, eh?

I was well-tuned for my fight against Lou last turn.  He did manage to swing twice,
but did not connect with me, and he seemed to almost walk into my attacks.  On top of
that he was a great teacher, so for that, I thank him.  It appears I may be fighting
his sword brother M.A. Fistafoles this turn being that he is the only challenger
champion to oppose me--it will truly be a battle worthy of the throne of Arvat!  May
the best warrior win!

The feud between our squad and The Stormlords is now behind us, and by our numbers we
ended up ahead in the win column 23-11 in direct duels.  As it turns out, those of
you who bet the Trainer's line would've won had you bet the over on us (the line was
53.5 wins for us, we ended up going 58-22) and the under on them (the line was 43.5
wins and they went 30-49).  Around 40% of the total fights of our squads were in
direct competition with each other--not too bad, would've been less had many other
teams, like the Trainer's, hung out and participated.  The true turning point for us
was the St. Louis tourney, and the recruiting of Freewheel Burnin'.  He alone was 10-
0 against The Stormlords' troops, and certainly we hope he continues his winning ways
against whomever is his opponent.

That's all I have for you this cycle, Arvat!  I wish you well, and pray I can address
you again next cycle!

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, DEVIL ADVOCATES, since 
CALL THE PRIEST took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Now let's 
all watch RILL'S GCSC2's heads swell from their 4-1-0 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big 
shots, big talk, big deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see LOU CYPHER 
win a fight and gain 20 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, LOU CYPHER beat FREEWHEEL 
BURNIN' and FREEWHEEL BURNIN' lost 10 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.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of 
these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ARVAT, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  
PHILANTHROPISTS the most avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And 
it looks like RILL'S GCSC2 avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be 
losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  LOGGERHEAD was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I notice M. A. 
FISTAFOLES challenging down 23 points to fight LOGGERHEAD, DEVIL ADVOCATES doubtless 
has some rotten excuse for such an insult to honor.  And golly gee, M. A. FISTAFOLES 
subdued LOGGERHEAD.  Aren't we all surprised and impressed?  FREDDIE was challenged 
by one of ANGELS OF PAIN's warriors this turn, with FURY having a lead of 16 points 
going into the fight.  And sorry to say, FURY killed FREDDIE, leaving a bad feeling 
with the crowd.  I think exploitive snob is the term I'm looking for.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  FREDDIE, a glorious 
5-4-0 fighter, has passed away.  Gee, too bad FISHERMAN'S WHARF.  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 ARVAT arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  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                  14   5  0   128       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191        15   4  0   103       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ELECTRIC EYE 4156            16   7  0    91       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOU CYPHER 4188              12   9  1    90       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              14  26  1    82       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 UNITED 4162                  11   9  1    82       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 IZUSU TROOPER 4062            9   5  1    82       FLAMING DEATH (347)
 ROLAND 4319                   3   0  0    73       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245       11   1  1    72       CALL THE PRIEST (344)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL ZEYBUB 4244              8   5  0    66       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FURY 4286                     7   1  1    66       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MIMOSA 4294                   4   1  0    63       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 FREKI 4179                   14   9  0    61       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DAMNATION 4214                9   6  0    60       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRETH 4321                    3   0  0    53       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 ULTHAR ULSAY 4199             5  12  1    43       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 JUSTICE 4217                  6   5  0    35       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-MALICE 4270                   3   2  0    34       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRIAN BORU 4263               5   6  0    32       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 TORMENT 4271                  7   3  0    31       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 HERON 4273                    3   7  0    27       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMMELL 4318                  3   0  0    22       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-BALLISTIC IMP 4299            3   1  0    21       FRIEND OR FOE? (365)
 MISERY 4235                   5   5  0    20       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DEMETREN 4317                 2   1  0    15       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308              4   1  1    14       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-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)
 THUNDER ROAD 4326             2   0  0    12       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
-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              3   1  0    10       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PETER PEPPER 4303             1   4  0     7       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        0   1  0     7       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-IDRIAL 4290                   1   3  0     6       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
-VW BEETLE 4064                1   0  0     6       FLAMING DEATH (347)
-BRONZE GOLEM 4322             1   1  0     4       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315          0   4  0     4       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 GELEN 4320                    0   3  0     3       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PHIFDEN 4327                  0   2  0     2       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
-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?
FREDDIE 4265           5  5 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 FURY 4286             515         
FIGGIS 4328            0  1 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 I.M. CEYTIN 4308      515         
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         
BALAIN OF IVELIN 4298  0  2 0 THE STORMLORDS 337    ELEGOST 4293          511 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Sorry for my lack of correspondence last turn.  What with the holidaze and
all, I lost track of time. -- Rillion

Jorja -- Hello, it has been awhile since we shared an arena.  I will try to not fall
into the old habit of replacing the second j with a g. -- Rillion

Sentinel -- Yeah, run a full team.  All the cool people are doing it.  Don't you want
to be popular too? -- Rillion

Destitute Noble -- Thanks for the welcome! -- Rillion

Peter Pepper -- Hmm...either you are better than your record indicated or I've got
problems.  I hope for my sake it is the former. -- Gelen

Heron -- Sorry for that "downchallenge" but I was quite upset at the unjustified
number of recognition points that the commission awarded me after my first fight so
looked for a challenge in the range of where I thought I should have been ranked.
Fortunately your victory has rectified the problem. -- Demetren

Jhanti Gravett -- Ha, you thought you could compete with me?!?  You are just a punk
while I am a true orcish champion.  Next time I will kill you. -- Greth

Damnation -- Very unfortunate couple of turns for you there.  Sorry about that. --
Roland

Idrial -- I consider myself lucky to have won that fight. -- Demmell

M.A. Fistafoles -- We don't even bother to try against you guys.  Some things aren't
meant to be. -- Loggerhead

Misery -- Of COURSE I'm not laughing at you!  I worked HARD to give you what you
wanted, and I want you to be "happy" with it.  Or, as the case might be, I suppose, I
want you to be overflowing with the misery of it.  I figured it was some kind of
duty, you know? -- Freddie
P.S.  Odd, I had actually FORGOTTEN that I was female till I was taking off my armor
and noticed the shape of the breast plate.  I think I've been practicing too much.

Gelen -- Well, what did you EXPECT, anyway?  Or more to the point, what did your
manager expect?  Does he have you scheduled for a night fight?  If so, my sympathies,
and I hear that it's possible to bribe Arenamistress Sugar to let you fake your
death.  I've been told she's partial to chocolate.  An odd taste, but that's women
for you.  Anyway, good luck, whatever. -- Peter Pepper
P.S.  Or a different weapon, of course.

Demetren -- (recoiling)  Gods, a Rirorni!  We should have killed them ALL fifteen
years ago!  Burned the southern wasteland to a TRUE wasteland.  Slaughtered--  Wait a
minute, that isn't ME talking, is it?  Have I been possessed by a bigot?  But I have
an amulet of protection against that very thing, and I'm careful what I eat (that
being the only way for a demon, of bigotry or any other type, to evade the amulet).
It...could it have been the deviled ham?  Gods, I'll have to get myself exorcised! --
Heron the taken-aback

Aragorn -- I wish you much pleasure at the Face to Face and wish I could be there,
too.  This will be the first winter one I've missed in many years, but that's how it
goes.  Say Hi to the staff and the other managers for me. -- Jorja

Devil Advocates -- Truly then, your team is in a shambles if a 17 wit 15 will warrior
would be the star.  Then again, she was the star of our team for many turns too....
-- D. Noble

Icelord -- As I said before--I hope to return to being respectful adversaries to each
other and pray that our journey has provided us a bit more insight into each others
minds.  It is apparent you are a true warrior--and no doubt a good ally to have on
one's side.  Bosk is a lucky man indeed! -- D. Noble

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PHIFDEN was devastated by ULTHAR ULSAY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
M. A. FISTAFOLES subdued LOGGERHEAD in a exciting 1 minute gory Challenge melee.
LOU CYPHER viciously subdued FREEWHEEL BURNIN' in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
MIMOSA was defeated by ROLAND in a 2 minute Challenge match.
FURY butchered FREDDIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
JUSTICE narrowly defeated HERON in a exciting 4 minute Challenge struggle.
DEMETREN viciously subdued PETER PEPPER in a 3 minute novice's Challenge competition.
SPECTRAL KNIGHT lost to THUNDER ROAD in a 3 minute gruesome beginner's Challenge duel.
SINNER overpowered IZUSU TROOPER in a 2 minute uneven Title duel.
ELECTRIC EYE overpowered FREKI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
UNITED slimly won victory over BILL ZEYBUB in a popular 2 minute brutal bout.
DAMNATION demolished BRIAN BORU in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
GRETH devastated TORMENT in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
MISERY bested MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute bout.
I.M. CEYTIN viciously butchered FIGGIS in a action packed 3 minute novice's conflict.
EVE L. WONN was viciously subdued by DEMMELL in a 4 minute brutal beginner's duel.
GELEN was devastated by MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -   9 -  2      79  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  27 -  4      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     24 -  20 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        27 -  24 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  21 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  20 -  1      35  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  20 -  1      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 515 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    3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  5         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      4 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SINNER 4165                14   5  0  128 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
SLASHING ATTACK  M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191      15   4  0  103 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOU CYPHER 4188            12   9  1   90 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    UNITED 4162                11   9  1   82 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                 3   0  0   73 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
AIMED BLOW       FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245     11   1  1   72 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 HERON 4273.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOU CYPHER 4188, BILL 
ZEYBUB 4244, FIGGIS 4328, DEMETREN 4317, SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315, M. A. FISTAFOLES 4191, 
ULTHAR ULSAY 4199, MIMOSA 4294, JUSTICE 4217, and PETER PEPPER 4303.

The least popular fighter this week was EVE L. WONN 4314.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GELEN 4320, TORMENT 4271, BRIAN BORU 4263, FREKI 4179, FREDDIE 
4265, LOGGERHEAD 4149, PHIFDEN 4327, DEMMELL 4318, THUNDER ROAD 4326, and ROLAND 
4319.