DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/23/2006    Duedate: 09/05/2006

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-531

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ROLAND
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
(32-4319) [13-5-0,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              DEAD 60'S
                               COLLEGE RADIO (364)
                               (32-4258) [4-1-0,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BISIMWA                        MIMOSA
PHILANTHROPISTS (368)          PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
(32-4291) [10-9-2,76]          (32-4294) [12-8-0,93]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        46
2. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)          38      CALL THE PRIEST (344)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       26      Unchartered Team
4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     25
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (368)       23      LUROCIAN GUARD (378)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    170  80  8 68.0   1/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     10  5 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    887 528 47 62.7   2/ 4 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        9  6 1
 3/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      89  58  3 60.5   3/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     9  6 0
 4/ 5 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        53  37  2 58.9   4/ 6 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     7  3 0
 5/ 6 ROMAN HEROES (73)        525 436 59 54.6   5/ 2 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     7  7 1
 6- 7 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     13  11  1 54.2   6/ 5*LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      5  5 0
 7/ 9 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     50  46  6 52.1   7/ 7 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5 10 0
 8/ 8 AXE KICKERS (273)         65  62  4 51.2   8/ 9*COLLEGE RADIO (364)       3  2 0
 9/ 3*LUROCIAN GUARD (378)       5   5  0 50.0   9- 8 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     2  1 0
10/ 0 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      10  11  2 47.6  10/10 AXE KICKERS (273)         1  9 0
11/10*COLLEGE RADIO (364)        8  10  0 44.4  11/11 ROMAN HEROES (73)         1 14 0
12/11 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  382 602 12 38.8  12/ 0*THE REPUBLIC (380)        0  4 0
13/ 0*THE REPUBLIC (380)         1   4  0 20.0  13/ 0 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      0  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.

Ah, it is great to be able to snatch the throne away from Mimosa, especially since he
did not even bother to write a column last turn, shameful.  We have had an
interesting series of battles.  I must say I have the edge whenever I get to fight
him and he hasn't prepared a special strategy just for me.  I would not call it any
brilliant strategy or ability on my part just wisely exploiting a style match up that
favors me.  I think Rillion would at some point like to write a longer article
explaining the history of my name and how it relates to a character and the team
name.  But seeing as how he is a bit absent minded he forgot about the whole column
thing until the last minute so you instead you get this brief piece written me,
Roland.  I doubt I will be able to hold the spot for very long as I am sure Destitute
Noble's priest callers are going to be ringing me up shortly.  But I am avoiding them
in the hopes of getting a random or even a challenge through to the one of the two
lungers that are in range.

Happy Dueling!

Roland

                                      SPY REPORT

     Busy, busy, busy, lots of things happening in ARVAT this turn, and let's start 
with a look at some of the teams.  It seems the training can make the difference, as 
DEVIL ADVOCATES is pushed out of top team by ANGELS OF PAIN, who came from 3rd with a 
4-1-0 this turn.  The RILL'S GCSC2 guild has had a 4-1-0 turn and deserves to be 
watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's 
see, MISERY fought LOGGERHEAD and gained 22 points and contributed to ANGELS OF 
PAIN's 4-1-0.  RICHIE KOTZEN has lost to DEMETREN, falling 21 points, while helping 
make AXE KICKERS a 0-5-0 turn.  This turn ROLAND challenged MIMOSA in what was 
ARVAT's Title bout.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and ROLAND 
remains ARVAT's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  CALL THE PRIEST has cause to stand tall, as 
they were ARVAT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to beat.  
And avoiding CALL THE PRIEST more than any other team we find ROMAN HEROES.  ARVAT, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take 
notice that LOGGERHEAD from FISHERMAN'S WHARF was ARVAT's most challenged warrior 
this turn.  In a brave attempt, LARS from LUROCIAN GUARD challenged up 25 points to 
fight TAKE YOUR LUMPS from the COLLEGE RADIO stable.  LARS perhaps got his just 
desserts, seeing as he was beat by TAKE YOUR LUMPS and ended up with 2 recognition 
points.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Is it really true that ARVAT has more dishwashers per capita that fighters? 
Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ARVAT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  Look 
for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to paper-- Alarond 
the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAND 4319                  13   5  0   108       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TORMENT 4271                 16  10  1   108       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245       16   2  1   105       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 MIMOSA 4294                  12   8  0    93       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 JUSTICE 4217                 17  10  1    92       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 LOGGERHEAD 4149              17  39  1    91       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISERY 4235                  15  11  0    91       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNITED 4162                  14  12  1    85       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DEMMELL 4318                 12   6  0    79       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 BISIMWA 4291                 10   9  2    76       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 JAMES HETFIELD 3422          10   9  1    72       AXE KICKERS (273)
 PHIFDEN 4327                  8   9  0    71       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEMETREN 4317                 9   9  0    66       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 RON WAY 4362                 10   1  2    60       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 JERRY HAHN 4361               9   2  0    58       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EVE ELWON 4345               11   4  0    52       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 HERON 4273                    8  18  0    50       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308             13   8  1    48       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292          10   9  3    46       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 RICHIE KOTZEN 4020            7   5  1    45       AXE KICKERS (273)
 DEAD 60'S 4258                4   1  0    39       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 RAGE 4381                     2   1  0    36       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BURLY REIVER 4357             2   0  0    33       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
 TAKE YOUR LUMPS 4260          2   3  0    29       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 KIRK HAMMETT 4018             6   4  0    28       AXE KICKERS (273)
 GELEN 4320                    5  13  0    28       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 PETER PEPPER 4303             3  18  0    27       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARLOW 4346                   4  11  0    23       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 THUNDER ROAD 4326             5   3  0    20       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 ISA 4372                      2   3  0    18       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
-SERVIUS 4410                  5   2  0    17       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 BHALEN 4389                   2   1  1    15       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 DEVIL DIGGER 4350             3   1  0    14       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 DEATH ROW 4403                1   0  0    13       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 LAURA 4390                    1   1  0    11       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 MOE LOCKE 4404                1   0  0    11       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-BRUTUS 4417                   1   0  0    11       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 FISHGIZ 4419                  1   0  0    11       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LARRY 4391                    2   0  0     9       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 HEAVEN 4261                   2   2  0     8       COLLEGE RADIO (364)
 LORIE 4393                    1   1  0     4       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 ARTEMIDORUS II 4398           1   1  0     4       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LARA 4394                     1   1  0     4       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 SAPHRONICUS 4395              0   2  0     2       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LARS 4392                     0   2  0     2       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 PUBLIUS 4396                  0   2  0     2       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LIVERIUS 4406                 0   1  0     1       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 G-STRING 4402                 0   1  0     1       AXE KICKERS (273)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CRYBABY 4405           0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360    MOUNTAIN TROLL 327    531 NONE    
FRETBOARD 4401         0  1 0 AXE KICKERS 273       DARK CHAMPION 333     531 NONE    
DEADFOOL 4411          0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379    DARK CHAMPION 333     531 NONE    
AWESOME FAILURE 4413   0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379    SPYMASTER 331         531 NONE    
NO WAY 4408            0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379    SPYMASTER 331         531 NONE    
GRIPPLE 4358           4  8 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 288 JHANTI GRAVETT 4292   530         
BONE 2 4418            0  1 0 THE REPUBLIC 380      DARK CHAMPION 333     531 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BONE 3 4416            0  1 0 THE REPUBLIC 380      WURM KIN 336          531 NONE    
BONE 4 4415            0  1 0 THE REPUBLIC 380      WURM KIN 336          531 NONE    
BONE 1 4414            0  1 0 THE REPUBLIC 380      MOUNTAIN TROLL 327    531 NONE    
ROMAN BATH BOY 4407    0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73       ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 531 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

     Writer of spotlights -- Did you send your spotlight as an attachment?  For
     whatever reason, HAL choked on it.  If it WAS sent as an attachment, try again
     next turn with the spotlight as the body of a plain-text e-mail. -- Ed.

Loggerhead -- I thought I had you there, way to pull that one out.  We shall fight
again sometime soon. -- Demmell

Heron -- Thanks, perhaps if we keep fighting one of us may someday have a winning
record.  Hopefully me though. -- Demetren

Phifden -- Why couldn't you have beaten me a bit more decisively so that the
commission might have dropped me back into the Initiates class.  I hate being an
Adept, since I am not adept at fighting. -- Gelen

Dead 60's -- I think I preferred fighting the stand in. -- Bhalen

TGG -- It is not an either or, I have confidence that you can be both arrogant and
stupid.  You can do it! -- Rillion

Caesar -- Welcome back to Arvat! -- Rillion

Destitute Noble -- Same to you and your League Arcane brethren. -- Rillion

All -- Not bad, eight out of eleven teams fought full teams.  I am guessing it looks
like Aragorn thinks he has a good tourney warrior in Isa and is holding him out for
Apprentices.  I suspect he will do mediocre and would have gotten more experience
fighting in the regular arena over the next few turns than he gets in the fall
tournament two months from now. -- Rillion

Demmell -- You're a cutie, sure enough, and so attentive!  I like that in a woman,
even a woman with a beard. -- Loggerhead
P.S.  But it's a cute, curly beard, and the braids and bows are a good touch.

Demetren -- Ah, you Rirorni are too tough for me.  Not to mention that I've been
cursed. -- Heron
P.S.  I don't know who cursed me, some fish-deity, I suppose, that didn't like me
eating a lot of little fish.  But they were so tasty!

Burly Reiver -- Damned upstart!  It was an offense against, um, seniority, yeah,
that's what it was an offense against.  That should have been MY win. -- Sarlow
P.S.  And do NOT tell me I should have fought hard.  Jorja already said that.

Jhanti Gravett -- I don't see a damned thing "jhanti" about getting caught on the hop
by a bunch of unsympathetic gravett.  I probably broke my foot coming down like that!
-- Gripple the griper
P.S.  Not to mention getting killed.  I hate it when that happens.

Bhalen -- Listen, what's with this "punishment" business?  Why should ARVAT "punish"
me for leaving that cesspit of racial bias?  I'm an IMMIGRANT, dammit. --
Lhorovellas, Mordant Emigrant

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FRETBOARD was butchered by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
DEADFOOL was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
AWESOME FAILURE was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
NO WAY was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
ROMAN BATH BOY was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BONE 2 was murdered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
BONE 3 was butchered by WURM KIN in a popular 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
BONE 4 was executed by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
BONE 1 was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
CRYBABY was easily killed by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena melee.
ROLAND unbelievably bested MIMOSA in a 4 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
JAMES HETFIELD lost to DEMMELL in a popular 3 minute Challenge fight.
MISERY overpowered LOGGERHEAD in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
GELEN was demolished by HERON in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEMETREN demolished RICHIE KOTZEN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEAD 60'S overpowered PETER PEPPER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
RAGE overpowered SARLOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LARS lost to TAKE YOUR LUMPS in a 1 minute novice vs. master Challenge fray.
LARA was viciously subdued by THUNDER ROAD in a tiring 10 minute Challenge brawl.
LORIE was narrowly defeated by DEVIL DIGGER in a 4 minute novice's Challenge bout.
FREEWHEEL BURNIN' defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
UNITED was devastated by TORMENT in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PHIFDEN lost to JUSTICE in a popular 6 minute match.
EVE ELWON was handily defeated by BISIMWA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
I.M. CEYTIN bested KIRK HAMMETT in a exciting 1 minute bout.
JHANTI GRAVETT was overpowered by JERRY HAHN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
RON WAY overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ISA savagely defeated ARTEMIDORUS II in a exciting 5 minute gruesome bout.
PUBLIUS was overpowered by FISHGIZ in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SAPHRONICUS was overpowered by MOE LOCKE in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LARRY unbelievably bested LIVERIUS in a 3 minute gory novice's duel.
LAURA overpowered G-STRING in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BHALEN outlasted HEAVEN in a slow 10 minute novice's match.
DEATH ROW overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                     13         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   31 -  21 -  3      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         AIMED BLOW        13 -   9 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  28 -  2      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   6 -  1      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  16 -  1      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  13 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  45 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  17 -  0      35  |

Turn 531 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         5 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 - 11         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  7         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                13   5  0  108 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   TORMENT 4271               16  10  1  108 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
AIMED BLOW       FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245     16   2  1  105 CALL THE PRIEST (344)
WALL OF STEEL    MISERY 4235                15  11  0   91 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  BISIMWA 4291               10   9  2   76 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
BASHING ATTACK   JAMES HETFIELD 3422        10   9  1   72 AXE KICKERS (273)
SLASHING ATTACK  RON WAY 4362               10   1  2   60 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BISIMWA 4291.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MIMOSA 4294.  The ten other most popular fighters were ISA 4372, JAMES HETFIELD 
3422, JUSTICE 4217, FREEWHEEL BURNIN' 4245, HERON 4273, RAGE 4381, THUNDER ROAD 4326, 
DEMMELL 4318, MISERY 4235, and LORIE 4393.

The least popular fighter this week was LARA 4394.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HEAVEN 4261, BHALEN 4389, G-STRING 4402, LARRY 4391, PUBLIUS 4396, 
ARTEMIDORUS II 4398, JHANTI GRAVETT 4292, EVE ELWON 4345, UNITED 4162, and SARLOW 
4346.