DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/03/2006    Duedate: 05/16/2006

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-523

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FURY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4286) [12-4-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FURY                           ROLTON
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
(32-4286) [12-4-1,108]         (32-4250) [6-2-0,66]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DAMNATION                      BISIMWA
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
(32-4214) [14-9-0,84]          (32-4291) [7-4-1,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     56
2. GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)       29      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        10      Unchartered Team
4. THE STORMLORDS (337)         0
5. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)          -8      GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)      9   4  1 69.2   1/ 1 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    859 516 45 62.5   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     9  6 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      62  45  2 57.9   3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      8  7 0
 4/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     32  25  4 56.1   4/ 5 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        6  9 0
 5/ 5 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        27  23  0 54.0   5/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5 10 0
 6- 6 THE STORMLORDS (337)     160 156 12 50.6   6- 4 THE STORMLORDS (337)      3  3 0
 7/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  374 570 12 39.6   7/ 7*GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     2  1 1

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                        ---===FREE BLADES REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): DJESEE of THE MONGOLOIDS (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): AGGRANDIZIN ANNE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): MEAT GRINDER of MEAT MARKET (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): MAXIMUS of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): JILL OPPY of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): CAM SHAFT of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): ACCO of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): GRETH of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): LIONESS of DARK TOADS II (TigToad, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): BUMP 'N' JUMP of FLIPPERS ARCADE (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): TIRRAJ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): WHITE SETTLER of NATURAL B. KILLERS 2 (Maximillian)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): TOE of GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): SCYTHE of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): KARELLO of LETHAL HERITAGE (Lord Xiang, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): APPLE DANISH of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): CAT STEVENS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): SHORT ROCK of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): REDD of THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): NIGHTFALL of DARKLINGS from DAIYLA KIV (Mila, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 540): SOLITAIRE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 540): HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 534): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 536): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 534): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 532): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 525): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 522): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 473): THE FIVE RONIN (Bones, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 241): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 236): OLD HABITS (Father O'Malley, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 223): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 401): GET (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 380): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 171): FAMILY JEWELS (Gem Genius, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 337): SAND DANCERS (Olinda, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 334): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 321): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 426): MEOW MIX, etc. (Ultraist, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 266): MR. CHOMP CHOMP of THE PENTARCHY (Le
                                         Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 524): MOLLY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 264): NINJATO of SAMURAI KIDS II (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
                   (turn 263): BRILLIANT ORANGE of UNFIT TO BE ORCS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 520): CLINCH of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
                       (turn 519): KID RODELO of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 511): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 235): BOMBADIL of FREEDONIA (Mr. Snarky, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Ugh.  Greth no do well in tourney.  Greth only go 4 and 3.  Greth disappointed.
That was Greth last tourney before Greth go to ADM unless Greth die.  Rillion say
Greth probably go to Isle place early.  Rillion guess Greth get invite at 11 wins or
maybe 14 arena fights.  Greth now have 'rating' in every area.  It turns out Greth
bonused in Decise (+4).  Greth happy about that.

Greth

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ARVAT since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen adapts 
to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Some people say I ramble too 
much, I don't say anything relevant.  I repeat myself.  I ramble.  Well FISHERMAN'S 
WHARF moved up 1, to 5th.  I'm sure ARVAT is excited about FURY, the new Duelmaster 
from ANGELS OF PAIN.  (remember?)  But when you've seen as many as I have...  
Wouldn't it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is 
looking into the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  How 
well I know the feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of 
practive, DEVIL ADVOCATES!  The bums at ANGELS OF PAIN couldn't face the challenges 
from DEVIL ADVOCATES!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of being the 
most challenged warrior, HERON!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt 
you.  Fighting is a better craft than farming, LOGGERHEAD, but you have to pay your 
dues.  Being challenged by DAMNATION, 17 points above you, is dues.  Just who can 
DAMNATION beat?  I mean, the last matchup with lesser-ranked LOGGERHEAD shoulda been 
a piece of cake!  MIMOSA didn't quite know what to make of a challenge he received 
from ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2, who is 21 points below him.  ROLAND perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he subdued MIMOSA and ended up with 64 recognition points.  I 
hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that MISERY gets in.  He 
fights people like PHIFDEN, 10 points below.  I thought MISERY showed great skill and 
promise when he bested PHIFDEN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Warriors of ARVAT unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
Are you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm 
writing it before you read it.  Oh, well.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- 
Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURY 4286                    12   4  1   108       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              16  32  1    96       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 GRETH 4321                    8   2  0    95       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMNATION 4214               14   9  0    84       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 JUSTICE 4217                 11   8  1    75       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREKI 4179                   16  11  0    66       THE STORMLORDS (337)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLTON 4250                   6   2  0    66       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
 ROLAND 4319                   7   3  0    64       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-ULTHAR ULSAY 4199            10  14  1    60       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292           8   3  2    59       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BISIMWA 4291                  7   4  1    54       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 MIMOSA 4294                   7   5  0    54       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 MISERY 4235                   9   9  0    53       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 HERON 4273                    7  11  0    45       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 EVE ELWON 4345                6   1  0    44       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 TORMENT 4271                 11   7  0    43       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BRIAN BORU 4263               7   7  0    43       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DEMMELL 4318                  7   3  0    41       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308              8   5  1    30       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 PHIFDEN 4327                  3   6  0    29       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 RON WAY 4362                  3   0  0    28       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 IDRIAL 4290                   5   6  0    27       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPECTRAL KNIGHT 4315          5   6  1    23       THE STORMLORDS (337)
-BRONZE GOLEM 4322             3   2  0    23       THE STORMLORDS (337)
 DEMETREN 4317                 4   6  0    21       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 SARLOW 4346                   3   4  0    21       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 GRIPPLE 4358                  2   3  0    21       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 PETER PEPPER 4303             1  12  0    15       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 FROST GIANT 4247              1   0  1    14       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
 GELEN 4320                    1   9  0    12       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 JERRY HAHN 4361               2   1  0    10       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DI A. BOLICAL 4363            1   1  0     4       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CONVICTED THIEF 310    0  1 0   1                   FROST GIANT 4247      523 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Icelord -- It only applies to Arvat.  It would be nice to have one "throwback" arena
that had the old time feel.  A place where the focus is on how a team does in the
arena and not tournaments.  Where warriors are not sitting idle waiting for a
tournament instead of competing on the sands.  Where managers make an effort to talk
a little trash in the newsletter and people can clash on the arena sands to back up
their trash talk or get revenge for a comment.  I am not delusional enough to think
that every arena can be like that, but we have a decent core group of managers here
in Arvat that seem to be willing to fight all five come what may.  It would be nice
to build on that and see if we can't get more people to come here and do the same. --
Rillion

Destitute N. -- Buh-bye! -- The Icelord

Just Desserts -- Buh-bye! -- The Icelord

Damnation -- (reeling back in shock)  I taught you all that?  I didn't even know I
knew it! -- Loggerhead

Demetren -- Fans are very strange, are they not?  To call out "you can do it," when
you have just demonstrated that today, you cannot.  Ah, well, another time. -- Heron

Gelen -- Good point.  Let's test it. -- Sarlow

Sarlow -- I doubt it.  I don't think attacking your teammates will do me any good.
But I will give it a try! -- Gelen

Mimosa -- Guess you can take me out pretty easily when you are prepared for me. --
Roland

Eve -- Well done. -- Demmell

Heron -- Wow, that is embarrassing. -- Demetren

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

3 May 2006
All -- I've seen what's on the forum.  So I'm prey, am I, Max.  You and all your
devious buddies will become my prey, even those I thought okay.  I don't have to
explain anything I do, much like yourselves so bring it on.  Feel free to come over
to 31 for a thrashing.  Oh, by the way, I am also in a new alliance.  They tend to
share my sentiments about the VC.  If they follow me or not, we will see; I'm not at
liberty to talk for them.  The VC may be on their last stand!!!! -- Blackstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DAMNATION was unbelievably bested by LOGGERHEAD in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
MISERY handily defeated PHIFDEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
ROLAND unbelievably bested MIMOSA in a crowd pleasing 3 minute gory Challenge brawl.
IDRIAL was overpowered by HERON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEMETREN bested PETER PEPPER in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
DI A. BOLICAL was overpowered by GRIPPLE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
JERRY HAHN was unbelievably bested by SARLOW in a 3 minute gory Challenge competition.
GRETH was overcome by FURY in a 2 minute Title melee.
JUSTICE slimly lost to VETERAN MERCENARY in a action packed 7 minute gory duel.
EVE ELWON was vanquished by ROLTON in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
TORMENT defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute expert vs. novice match.
BISIMWA savagely defeated I.M. CEYTIN in a exciting 6 minute bloody match.
JHANTI GRAVETT slimly won victory over DEMMELL in a exciting 3 minute contest.
RON WAY subdued GELEN in a 1 minute brawl.
FROST GIANT killed CONVICTED THIEF in a 2 minute conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   30 -  13 -  3      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  31 -  1      56  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  17 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         AIMED BLOW        14 -  15 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  31 -  1      43  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  16 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 523 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FURY 4286                  12   4  1  108 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRETH 4321                  8   2  0   95 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
TOTAL PARRY      JUSTICE 4217               11   8  1   75 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  ROLTON 4250                 6   2  0   66 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
WALL OF STEEL    DEMMELL 4318                7   3  0   41 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DAMNATION 4214.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BISIMWA 4291.  The ten other most popular fighters were MIMOSA 4294, DAMNATION 
4214, JHANTI GRAVETT 4292, FURY 4286, JERRY HAHN 4361, JUSTICE 4217, LOGGERHEAD 4149, 
ROLAND 4319, DEMETREN 4317, and TORMENT 4271.

The least popular fighter this week was GELEN 4320.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DI A. BOLICAL 4363, IDRIAL 4290, PHIFDEN 4327, DEMMELL 4318, I.M. 
CEYTIN 4308, EVE ELWON 4345, SARLOW 4346, PETER PEPPER 4303, FROST GIANT 4247, and 
ROLTON 4250.