DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/28/2006    Duedate: 07/11/2006

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FURY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4286) [15-5-1,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FURY                           POSITION IS EMPTY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           
(32-4286) [15-5-1,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DAMNATION                      MIMOSA
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
(32-4214) [17-10-0,100]        (32-4294) [10-6-0,78]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        47
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       14      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)        0      Unchartered Team
4. VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)        0
5. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     -2      SESQUIPEDALIAN (111)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    873 522 47 62.6   1/ 1 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       12  3 1
 2/ 2 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        42  28  1 60.0   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 2
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      76  51  3 59.8   3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     10  5 1
 4- 6 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     11  10  1 52.4   4/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     4 11 0
 5/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     39  38  4 50.6   5- 4*VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)     3  3 0
 6- 7*VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)     11  14  0 44.0   6/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   2 13 0
 7/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  377 587 12 39.1   7- 7 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     1  3 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.

My apologies for not getting a better column out this turn but it has been a hectic
couple of weeks.  So you get a minimalist column that is not even written by the
master of writing, Greth.  Intentionally bad writing and grammar is much harder than
unintentional bad writing and grammar, which just comes naturally.  If I get really
lucky and go 5-0 this turn I think I might have a shot at taking the career top team,
but I doubt this squad can pull that off.  It is much more of a 3-2 type of team than
a 5-0 type team.  Talk to you all next turn, hopefully.

Rillion

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ARVAT once again!  It seems so recently people were saying 
ANGELS OF PAIN was washed up, finished.  But 5-0-0 moved them up 0.  I guess they're 
washed no more...  What's with TORMENT?  He actually beat PHILANTHROPISTS' JHANTI 
GRAVETT, and walked away with 15 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at 
PHILANTHROPISTS.  JHANTI GRAVETT lost 10 points to TORMENT.  Some new strategies, 
perhaps?  Maybe JHANTI GRAVETT will provide more easy wins...  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.   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  How well I know the 
feeling of being in the most avoided team!  Don't fall out of practive, 
PHILANTHROPISTS!  The bums at DEVIL ADVOCATES couldn't face the challenges from 
PHILANTHROPISTS!  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, ROLAND, but you have to pay your dues.  
Being challenged by MIMOSA, 21 points above you, is dues.  Just who can MIMOSA beat?  
I mean, the last matchup with lesser-ranked ROLAND shoulda been a piece of cake!  I 
hate going to the effort of writing about the kind of fights that DAMNATION gets in.  
He fights people like LOGGERHEAD, 13 points below.  I thought DAMNATION showed great 
skill and promise when he won victory over LOGGERHEAD.  All right, so I slept through 
it!  Big deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FURY 4286                    15   5  1   115       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAMNATION 4214               17  10  0   100       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 GRETH 4321                   11   3  1    92       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAND 4319                  10   4  0    88       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              16  36  1    85       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 TORMENT 4271                 14   8  1    78       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MIMOSA 4294                  10   6  0    78       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 JUSTICE 4217                 13  10  1    72       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RON WAY 4362                  7   0  2    64       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 MISERY 4235                  12  10  0    61       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DEMMELL 4318                 10   4  0    57       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292           9   6  2    56       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 EVE ELWON 4345                9   2  0    55       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DEMETREN 4317                 7   7  0    42       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308             10   7  1    40       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 HERON 4273                    7  15  0    36       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BISIMWA 4291                  7   8  1    35       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRIPPLE 4358                  3   6  0    33       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 PHIFDEN 4327                  5   8  0    32       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 DI A. BOLICAL 4363            3   3  0    28       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 GELEN 4320                    4  10  0    24       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETER PEPPER 4303             3  14  0    23       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-LOYALTY 4348                  3   0  0    23       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
 JERRY HAHN 4361               5   2  0    21       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SARLOW 4346                   3   8  0    17       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-TRUST 4364                    2   1  0    10       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
-HONOR 4342                    2   2  0     8       VIRTUOUS LEGION (373)
 ISA 4372                      0   2  0     2       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
FROST GIANT 4247       2  2 1 GEMSTONE BEASTS 362   RON WAY 4362          526         
ROLTON 4250            7  3 0 GEMSTONE BEASTS 362   GRETH 4321            525         
IDRIAL 4290            6  7 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 368   RON WAY 4362          525         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dark One -- Indeed.  "Setbacks" have nothing to do with my current status on Ghea. --
The Icelord

Phifden -- Hey, what do you know, my strategy change actually worked.  I am beginning
to think Rillion might occasionally not be a complete idiot of a manager, but then I
look and see Gelen still hasn't been sent to the DA and I realize he is a complete
idiot. -- Demetren

Peter Pepper -- Okay, I have not improved enough yet. -- Gelen

Damnation -- Greth too fast for you. -- Greth

Justice -- Apparently you are slow and tire quickly in addition to being blind. --
Roland

I. M. Ceytin -- Get they behind me!  Or at least lower in the ranks, you devil. --
Demmell

Tripwire -- Everything Greth do nice.  Greth real nice guy. -- Greth

Fury -- Me thank Dwarf, me like gifts! -- Greth

Heron -- Dwarf growth hormone? -- Demmell

Mimosa -- It's weird that you're a guy. -- Loggerhead

Gelen -- But just think, it's pizza night! -- Peter Pepper
P.S.  Yeah, okay, I don't like 'em either, but it means no cooking, so the house is
cooler.

6 June 2006
To those involved, no, I have not abandoned your stories.  But I've been letting them
drift, and that has to stop, so I am taking the time to make sure that I know where
they are going, more than just "what happens next" dreamed up on the fly, before

resuming work on them.  No new stories will be started until at least one of the old
ones has concluded, for the same reason:  quantity can't substitute for quality.
Your patience in this matter is appreciated. -- the Scribe

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BISIMWA was devastated by RON WAY in a 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud fight.
DAMNATION viciously subdued LOGGERHEAD in a 2 minute brutal expert's Challenge battle.
MIMOSA was luckily beaten by ROLAND in a 3 minute master's Challenge duel.
DEMETREN defeated HERON in a 2 minute Challenge match.
PHIFDEN bested PETER PEPPER in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
GELEN won victory over SARLOW in a 3 minute bloody Challenge fight.
GRETH was overpowered by FURY in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
EVE ELWON was overpowered by CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DEMMELL was viciously subdued by JUSTICE in a action packed 5 minute gory duel.
JHANTI GRAVETT was vanquished by TORMENT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MISERY savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gruesome match.
I.M. CEYTIN beat GRIPPLE in a exciting 3 minute fight.
JERRY HAHN demolished ISA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
DI A. BOLICAL devastated OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  13 -  3      74  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  27 -  3      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  12 -  1      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  33 -  1      41  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         7 -  13 -  1      35  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 527 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  FURY 4286                  15   5  1  115 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
LUNGING ATTACK   DAMNATION 4214             17  10  0  100 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                10   4  0   88 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
WALL OF STEEL    MISERY 4235                12  10  0   61 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
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 MIMOSA 4294.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEMMELL 4318, JUSTICE 
4217, GRIPPLE 4358, DAMNATION 4214, DEMETREN 4317, GELEN 4320, MISERY 4235, ROLAND 
4319, HERON 4273, and PHIFDEN 4327.

The least popular fighter this week was ISA 4372.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JHANTI GRAVETT 4292, EVE ELWON 4345, GRETH 4321, SARLOW 4346, 
LOGGERHEAD 4149, BISIMWA 4291, DI A. BOLICAL 4363, I.M. CEYTIN 4308, RON WAY 4362, 
and JERRY HAHN 4361.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FURY (32-4286) ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
GRETH (32-4321) RILL'S GCSC2 (370)