DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2007    Duedate: 07/10/2007

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-553

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILL BERITH
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4533) [13-2-1,152]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BILL BERITH                    SHAI ALYT
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          SHADOW RANGERS (392)
(32-4533) [13-2-1,152]         (32-4580) [5-3-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

GELEN                          VOLUMNIUS
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)             CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
(32-4320) [15-25-0,106]        (32-4658) [1-1-1,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BARN OF HORRORS (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (387)                47
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       46      BARN OF HORRORS (358)
3. PENTAD (396)                40      Unchartered Team
4. CAESAR'S THUGS (379)        39
5. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)          22      ERRATA (387)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*ERRATA (387)               3   0  1  100   1/ 6 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     9  0 1
 2/ 3 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     54  29  2 65.1   2/ 7 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      9  5 2
 3- 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     149  81 15 64.8   3/ 4 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        8  6 0
 4/ 1 CALL THE PRIEST (344)    194 106  9 64.7   4/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  6 1
 5/ 4 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    956 560 50 63.1   5/16 THE REPUBLIC (380)        6  9 1
 6/ 6 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     147  96  5 60.5   6/13 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      6  9 0
 7/ 5 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     19  13  1 59.4   7- 2 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      5  4 0
 8/ 8 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      44  31  8 58.7   8/14*AAAAUUGH HAMMERZ (393)    5  4 0
 9- 9 DISILLUSIONED (381)       23  18  1 56.1   9/12*PENTAD (396)              5 10 2
10-10 NOTORIOUS (71)           374 294 10 56.0  10/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5 10 1
11/ 7*AAAAUUGH HAMMERZ (393)     5   4  0 55.6  11/10 ROMAN HEROES (73)         5 10 0
12/11 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     61  50  4 55.0  12/11*FISHIN' (390)             5 10 0
13/12 ROMAN HEROES (73)        560 475 64 54.1  13/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      4  4 0
14/13 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       103  94  2 52.3  14/18 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     4  5 0
15/14 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      57  53  5 51.8  15/ 5*SHADOW RANGERS (392)      4  6 0
16-16 GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)      43  42  1 50.6  16/ 0*ERRATA (387)              3  0 1
17/15*SHADOW RANGERS (392)      18  22  0 45.0  17-15 NOTORIOUS (71)            3  3 0
18/17 THE REPUBLIC (380)        25  35  3 41.7  18/19 CALL THE PRIEST (344)     2  4 0

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
19-18*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)       2   3  0 40.0  19/17 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     1  1 0
20/19 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  423 671 15 38.7  20- 9 DISILLUSIONED (381)       1  1 0
21/21*PENTAD (396)               7  13  2 35.0  21-20*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)      0  1 0
22/20*FISHIN' (390)             13  26  1 33.3  22-21 GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)      0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

The Caesar Chronicles:  Observations from the Pinnacle of Greatness

                        A Day in the Life of an Arvat Legend

     Caesar and his lieutenants gazed down the long winding fairway.  The grass was
beginning to sprout nicely in the blazing Arvat sun.  All about them, laborers toiled
at creating sand traps and preparing greens, their coolie hats tied snugly about
their chins as the only barrier against the intense sunlight.  It was a magnificent
fairway, some 510 yards in length.  Caesar's thoughts drifted away from the present
construction scene to the day that he would be teeing off on this hole....
     Meanwhile, a short distance away on the next fairway and near a challenging
water hazard, a coolie laborer was about to make a fascinating discovery.  Submerged
within the shallow water of the pond, he noticed a sphere resting at the bottom.
Quickly, he splashed into the pond, with reckless abandon to the potential crocodile
snake presence within, for the golf course was not yet fully cleared of its many
denizens.  Construction was still in the early stages.  The coolie grasped the sphere
and ascended from the water under the shade of some trees and the worried eyes of his
comrades.  It was not yet break time and the other coolies feared he might be
discovered by one of Caesar's Roman foremen, who were never shy about using their
whips to enforce discipline and ensure productivity.
     The coolie sat with his knees drawn up and the ball between them.  He bent low
over it, looking like a greedy child stooping over a bowl of food, in a corner away
from the others.  He lowered his coolie hat and hid the ball from the curious gazes
of the other laborers, some fifty yards away.  The air seemed still and tense about
him.  At first the globe was dark, black as jet, with the sun gleaming on its
surface.  Then there came a faint glow and stir within the heart of it, and it held
his eyes, so that now he could not look away.  Soon all the inside seemed on fire;
the ball was spinning, or the lights within it were flaming.  It resembled a massive
brick oven flame.  He gave a gasp and struggled; but he remained bent, and the lights
became rigid; his lips moved soundlessly for a while.  Then with a strangled cry he
fell back and lay still.
     The foreman raced towards his position.  Caesar, Trebonius the Magnificent and
Lord Darius closely at their heels.  The entire fairway labor force was soon astir.
Hastily, Caesar cast his cloak over the globe where it lay.  Trebonius stood over the
coolie, who lay with unseeing eyes staring up at the Arvat sky.  He took the coolie's
hand, holding his breath to reduce the impact of the wretched body odor.  He laid his
hands upon the coolie's filthy brow and muttered some of his high priest magic.  The
coolie shuddered.  His eyes closed.  He cried out and sat up, staring in bewilderment
at all the faces surrounding him.
     "It was horrible!" he cried in a shrill and toneless voice, shrinking away from
Trebonius.  "I've never seen anything so frightening in my life.  Forgive me, oh
mighty Caesar!"
     "What have you done?" asked Caesar.
     "I, I took the ball from the pond and looked at it," stammered the coolie.  "And
I saw things that frightened me.  And I wanted to go away, but I couldn't.  And then
he looked at me."
     "What did you see?  What did you say?" demanded Caesar, now fully aware of the
object's power.
     The coolie shut his eyes and shivered, but said nothing.  They all stared at him
in silence.
     "Speak, you wretch!" exclaimed Darius, his face hard and stern.
     In a low hesitating voice, the coolie began again, and slowly his words grew
clearer and stronger.  "I saw a massive brick oven with a roaring flame," he said.
"And a massive paddle.  It seemed far away and long ago, yet hard and clear.  There
were large pizzas cooking within the oven and on the many tables nearby.  Then he
came.  He did not speak so that I could hear words.  He just looked and I understood.
He was eating large quantities of pizza and pies covered the large table where he was
seated.  He continued eating the pizza.  His hands....  I never saw such large hands.
They were big and clutched large slices of pizza.  I've never seen anyone eat so
much.  Pizza after pizza, he was devouring them all."
     "Mad Max!" gasped Caesar and his lieutenants as one voice.
     "Then suddenly he seemed to see me, and he laughed at me," babbled the visibly
terrified coolie.  "It was cruel.  It was like being slashed with pizza cutters.  I
struggled.  But he said: 'Wait a moment!  Tell Caesar that there is no pizza left for
him!  The brick ovens are mine and mine alone!'"
     Caesar fumed with anger.  "So he consumed everything?  All of the pizza?  That
heavy handed scoundrel!"
     Trebonius motioned to one of his foremen.  "Quickly, summon our chariots!  We
must return to Arvat with all due haste!  Now, quickly you fool!"
     "Sire, you do realize that we will not be able to make it in time," stated
Darius.  "Mad Max will have eaten all of the pies by the time we make it to Arvat!
It is a Mad Max take over of the Arvat pizza industry!"
     "What of this wretched coolie?" asked Trebonius.  "What shall we do with him?"
     "Look at him," said Caesar, motioning to the clearly deranged coolie.  "He has
lost his faculties.  He has viewed a terribly frightening sight and will likely
remain mad for the remainder of his years.  Spare his life, for he as looked into the
Palantir and viewed the heavy handed one dining in action.  Something few mortals
could behold and retain their sanity....
     The chariots arrived and the men hastily departed the area.  Caesar covered the
Palantir with cloth and stowed it on the vehicle.  This must not fall into the hands
of mortals again....

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Arvat!  I, your new Duelmaster, Bill Berith, salute you!!

I'm not surprised that I have made it to the top of the heap, however I have
impressed myself with the swiftness that I have achieved the title.  I am the 28th
warrior from Devil Advocates to hold the title of Duelmaster in Arvat, latest in a
long line of glory.

My challenges will go to my alliance mate Sextus, per his request for a title match.
We both have similar fight experience and it promises to be an excellent battle.  Win
or lose, it should prove to be very entertaining for the masses.  Speaking of the
masses, has anyone else noticed the recent influx of coolies and laborers to the
city?  At least the crowds at the fights are impressive, even if they do add to the
stench of the city.

My manager requested that I mention and welcome several new teams to the arena and
that I ask for you all to introduce yourselves:  Welcome -- Aaaauugh Hammerz, Shadow
Rangers, Classic Slayer and Pentad.  Welcome back also to Big Lake Nomads.  The sands
have seldom been so populated here in Arvat.  Hopefully, we will continue to expand.

Until next time--may all of your blades be sharp and your instincts be true!

Bill Berith
Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARVAT to see 
what's new.  Too bad, DEVIL ADVOCATES, but BARN OF HORRORS was just too good to be 
stopped.  I couldn't believe it.  Did THE REPUBLIC really go up by 11?  If only those 
guys didn't have so may missing teeth...  Gross!  What was the name of that team who 
got 3-1-1 this turn for a total 44-31-8 you ask?  (Sure)  CAESAR'S THUGS' their name, 
and fighting's their game!  I just can't say enough good things about ERRATA.  They 
went 3-0-1 their first time, don't slouch, and they've got good oral hygiene!  MVP 
award for SERVIUS?  CAESAR'S THUGS' proud of him after beating LARS and getting 23 
points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  LARS' match with SERVIUS cost him a loss of 20 
points!  Like, SEXTUS must be pretty gutsy!  He challenged the Duelmaster from DEVIL 
ADVOCATES.  Does this guy have a death wish or what!  This Duelmaster is like 
something else!  BILL BERITH stopped SEXTUS dead in his tracks!  I hear the top team 
insists all their warriors get nine hours sleep.  They want photogenic fighters for 
PR photos.   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  NOTORIOUS was 
ARVAT's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  I don't know what ROMAN 
HEROES' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many fights from 
NOTORIOUS, that's fer sher.  Like, is HERON popular, or what?  He was challenged the 
most in all of ARVAT!  He's got a 15-33-1, is that good?  See if I ever talk to THE 
ENERVATOR again!  SHAI HALUD was so low when He challenged he.  Hhmph!  THE ENERVATOR 
beat SHAI HALUD.  No surprise about that.  Really I'm not surprised THE ENERVATOR 
would do such a scummy thing, either.  For sure, I was holding my breath when I found 
out STAINED CLASS challenged LUCIUS.  After all, haven't CALL THE PRIEST and ROMAN 
HEROES had a long standing duel in ARVAT?  It wasn't a spectacular fight, or 
anything, but LUCIUS wants me to write about it since he bested STAINED CLASS.  
Satisfied?  COMMODUS must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He 
challenged VELMA.  11 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I 
thought COMMODUS showed great skill and promise when he won victory over VELMA.  All 
right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  BILL BERITH of DEVIL ADVOCATES wasn't 
planning on killing SEXTUS, I bet.  Now he has to worry about being Bloodfeuded, and 
getting put on lists...  I was SO depressed when I heard MAUD'DIB got killed.  He was 
just a kid, and didn't get a fair chance in ARVAT, or anything!  That was so totally 
rude when BILL BERITH wasted SEXTUS.  I think all you warriors in ARVAT should gang 
up on DEVIL ADVOCATES!  Like was that some Bloodfeud, or what?  (BLUNDERER HAMMER vs. 
VOLUMNIUS, that is.) MAXIMUS bloodfeuded (is that a word?) APOLLONIUS for revenge 
over some guy's bad fortune.  Was it really worth it?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that 
all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  ARVAT is like such a dump, and you guys smell 
too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL BERITH 4533             13   2  1   152       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAND 4319                  26  14  0   117       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 GELEN 4320                   15  25  0   106       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 SERVIUS 4410                 14   4  0    97       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 I.M. CEYTIN 4308             24  19  1    92       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 HERON 4273                   15  33  1    91       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 BURLY REIVER 4357             7   1  0    91       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-P.Y.T. 3421                  11  11  0    86       NOTORIOUS (71)
-FOR THE GODLINGS! 3411       12   9  0    81       NOTORIOUS (71)
 LARS 4392                    10  12  1    80       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 BELLE ZEYBUL 4553             9   4  0    77       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 TED ICKENS 4436              10   6  1    73       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-PSYCHOTRON 3420              15   6  1    71       NOTORIOUS (71)
-VARIUS 4424                   7   3  1    69       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644         8   4  1    67       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SHEA TANN 4623                4   0  0    59       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SARLOW 4346                  10  27  0    57       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LARA 4394                    13   9  0    56       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-ANGUISH 4466                 10   8  1    54       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-SENILE 4447                   5   5  0    53       DISILLUSIONED (381)
-FLAVIUS 463                  10   8  1    50       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
 PETER PIQUIN 4434            12   9  0    49       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LARRY 4391                   11  11  1    49       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 FRANKENROOSTER 4227           6   2  0    49       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 DEMONIC EGG 4202              6   3  1    48       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 SHAI ALYT 4580                5   3  0    48       SHADOW RANGERS (392)
-CHRONIC PAIN 4593             3   0  0    45       DISILLUSIONED (381)
 LAYLA 4594                    6   4  1    44       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-PERSONAL LEGEND 4198         12   5  0    42       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LORIE 4393                   10  12  0    42       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 MESHARR 4554                  5   6  0    42       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-HEARING AID 4448              8   3  0    38       DISILLUSIONED (381)
 KARLRAK 4551                  7   6  0    38       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-OCTAVIUS 462                 10   7  0    37       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
 THE ENERVATOR 4645            6   8  1    37       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 THUNDER ROAD 4326             9   8  0    36       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 APPIUS 4437                   7   2  1    36       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617        3   3  1    36       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 LUCIUS 4620                   5   0  0    35       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-CRAXUS 801                    2   0  0    35       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
-MARCUS 533                   10   4  0    34       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEROGE ROFT 4537              6  10  1    33       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 DROOL ROCKWORM 4642           2   0  0    32       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-FRENZY 4625                   4   0  0    31       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 EVIL FANTASIES 4443           4   3  0    31       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536              7   9  0    30       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 CYRUS 4428                    6   5  2    28       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 MAXIMUS 4628                  2   2  1    28       PENTAD (396)
-SPARTACUS 579                 6   5  0    27       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
 COMMODUS 4429                 6   5  0    25       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 APOLLONIUS 4423               6   5  1    24       THE REPUBLIC (380)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEVIL DIGGER 4350             6   5  0    23       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 SPURIUS 4545                  2   1  0    23       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 VENEER 4549                   1   0  1    21       ERRATA (387)
-GREATER VRULL 4375            1   0  0    21       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
-DEFIANCE 4619                 1   0  0    21       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 JOE BOB 4570                  5   3  0    18       FISHIN' (390)
-EVERYTHING ZEN 3473           4   6  0    18       NOTORIOUS (71)
 BRUTUS 4632                   2   2  1    18       PENTAD (396)
 ENTIL'ZHA 4582                4   4  0    17       SHADOW RANGERS (392)
 SHAI HALUD 4616               3   3  0    15       SHADOW RANGERS (392)
-BALD SPOTS 4521               2   4  1    15       DISILLUSIONED (381)
-REIGN IN BLOOD 4380           2   3  0    15       CLASSIC SLAYER (376)
 MARCELLUS 4659                1   1  0    15       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 HOLD 4546                     1   0  0    15       ERRATA (387)
-SPOOKY MULDER 4633            2   1  0    13       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BUBBA 4571                    2   6  0    12       FISHIN' (390)
 SEDUCTIVE HAMMER 4587         1   1  0    12       AAAAUUGH HAMMERZ (393)
 BAXTER 4548                   1   0  0    11       ERRATA (387)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELMA 4572                    1   7  0    10       FISHIN' (390)
 BLUNDERER HAMMER 4585         1   1  0    10       AAAAUUGH HAMMERZ (393)
 GLAMOROUS HAMMER 4586         2   0  0     9       AAAAUUGH HAMMERZ (393)
-MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634         2   0  0     7       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
-JUDAS RISING 4622             1   3  0     6       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 VOLUMNIUS 4658                1   1  1     5       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 STAINED CLASS 4627            1   2  0     5       CALL THE PRIEST (344)
 CLAUDIUS 4678                 1   0  0     5       PENTAD (396)
 SKEETER 4665                  1   1  0     4       FISHIN' (390)
-MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            1   1  0     4       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 OCTAVIANUS 4630               0   4  0     4       PENTAD (396)
-WRINKLES 4562                 0   3  0     3       DISILLUSIONED (381)
 ANDRONICUS 4660               0   2  0     2       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 CASSIUS 4664                  0   2  0     2       PENTAD (396)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663           0   2  0     2       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677        0   1  0     1       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-FIRST SAMURAI 4657            0   1  0     1       SARATOGA GLORY (352)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE 314  0  1 0   1                   VENEER 4549           553 NONE    
THUNDERER HAMMER 4589  1  1 0 AAAAUUGH HAMMERZ 393  BRUTUS 4632           553         
BACKWATER HAMMER 4588  0  1 0 AAAAUUGH HAMMERZ 393  VOLUMNIUS 4658        552 JUST REV
FLAT TIRE 4669         0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360    ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 553 NONE    
WHO CARES 4643         0  2 0 BIG LAKE NOMADS 397   WURM KIN 336          553 NONE    
DAISY 4568             2  6 0 FISHIN' 390           APPIUS 4437           553         
SUZY DEAN 4569         2  3 1 FISHIN' 390           MAXIMUS 4628          551         
LUCIUS 4629            1  2 0 PENTAD 396            APOLLONIUS 4423       552 JUST REV
GAIUS 4631             1  1 0 PENTAD 396            CANNIBALISTIC CO 4617 551         
ITCHY COOLIE 4675      0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73       DARK CHAMPION 333     553 NONE    
SAGGY COOLIE 4676      0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73       ARENAMISTRESS SUG 332 553 NONE    
SEXTUS 4427           13  2 2 ROMAN HEROES 73       BILL BERITH 4533      553         
DECIUS 4621            1  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73       LAYLA 4594            549 REVENGED
THUNDER SWORD 4592     2  4 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352    GEROGE ROFT 4537      549 REVENGED
Z'HA'DUM 4581          2  6 0 SHADOW RANGERS 392    WURM KIN 336          553 NONE    
MAUD'DIB 4615          4  2 0 SHADOW RANGERS 392    HERON 4273            553         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

You see young padawan, the simplest techniques are always best.  By merely offering
to throw a single silver into the stand when each of Jorja's warrior took the sands,
we were able to influence her warriors and, hence, our wagers.  Now, next time we
will look at some of the more sinister methods which involve babies, leather,
persimmons, and poppy seeds. -- The Gambler

All -- Alas, poor Suzy is gone.  She was not intended to fight, but I am fine with
it.  The swiftness of her demise showed me that there was less potential there than I
had hoped.  For those stat nuts, she was a ST 12-6-12-13-17-15-9.  Good damage and
poor endurance, no blessings that I could discern, likely -2 in Init.  Now she can
wear all the daisy dukes she wants. -- MB

Cyrus, Honey!  If you want to dance, just ask at the pub!  You don't have to go
through all that pain!  Incidentally, you shook check before coming onto the sands,
you were kind of peaking out, if you know what I mean. -- Daisy

Lucius -- Did I offend you at some point?  Two challenges in two turns?  You're
making me a bit self conscious. -- Velma

Demonic Egg -- I U no like. -- Joe B.

Mystic Mirage -- I'm still confused, did I hit you or the belly dancer?  I swear she
was there!  I know it!  You can't fool me! -- Bubba

Andronicus -- Well fought.  I look forward to another chance in the future to test
our mettle against each other. -- Skeeter

The Saint -- I don't run Barn of Horrors.  That's all Mad Max. -- the Dark One

     Oops.  Okay, I've corrected my list.  Thanks for letting me know! -- The Saint,
     keeper of not-always-accurate lists

Hammer -- Congrats on the graduation of your first Aimed Blow.  We all have had our
"hard" style to graduate.  Our last one from this team was striker, believe it or
not! -- Devil Advocates

Roland -- Sorry about that matchup--I wasn't looking to have to fight you, but at
least you can be happy that I'm gone now and you won't ever see me again! -- Rage

Roll Up Gods --  We already know that you hate us, but what have we done to deserve
these beasts?  Here's a sacrifice of a case of Samuel Smith's Winter Welcome--the
finest beer we know of.  So hopefully we can get a remotely useful teammate.  Either
that or you guys can be pleasantly drunk when you send us more of the same trash....
-- Angels of Pain

Rumor of the Week -- If Arvat ever gets to 30 teams in the newsletter word has it
that Lady Greywand will grant the town council the right to wage war on the
neighboring town of Zukal and to annex that city.

Shadow Rangers -- Well it seems our whole team almost matched up with each other.
Unfortunately for me you did much better in the matches.  So do who I thank for the
beat down? -- TGG mgr. Lurocians

Sarlow -- Wow, I knew your style but totally didn't know how you fought.  Ooops. --
Larry

Heron -- I knew I was fast enough to catch a silly bird. -- Lars

Wow -- It looks like a BOB fest in chall champs.  Looks like we can't help but
fighting each other as we own all the top spots but one I think...what a great
alliance. :) -- TGG

Caesar -- Congratulations!  Volumnius has reduced my stable to a mere 4 participants!
The replacement rollup is not worth running!  No Hard Feelings!  Just Business! --
Hammer/Minister of War
P.S.  Arvat Arena Assemblage -- As was declared last cycle, there are at least two
gladiators in my stable holding my interest here!  Should they Die and the
replacements be unworthy of running, then I will vacate this arena for other
interests! -- Hammer/Minister of War

My luck holds true.  I journey with my team from the fair city of Khalani to fight
upon the fabled sands of Arvat, and the very same turn I arrive my nemesis Hammer
shows up.  I had dreamed of a "Hammer Free" Alastari for months, sadly it appears
that dream is dead once again.  Rise up fair Arvat and fight against this menace,
drive him back into exile once again, and I will rejoice by your side. -- Den, High
Priest of the mighty Allied Axis and manager of the Big Lake Nomads

Devil Advocates -- Race to 1000 wins? -- Den

Greek Guy -- I play for blood, you interested? -- Den

Rillion -- Do I smell you here? -- Den

Personal Legend -- That was PERSONAL, all right, and darned near legendary besides.
Ouch. -- Geroge Roft
P.S.  Guess I need a Personal Trainer to work on my endurance, don't I?

Lars -- Well...a good student is always a pleasure, so I guess the fight wasn't a
total loss, just a technical one.  But my knee really hurts, which is going to make
it hard to stand out in the harbor fishing. -- Heron
P.S.  Actually, I think I'll choose a backwater today.  I'm not up for dodging boats.

Larry -- Ah, yes, the golem.  Tell me, were you always a golem, or did you just wake
up one morning and find that the Commission had stripped you of your humanity?  Kind
of like a guy I knew, six-foot-two, his razor broke, and before he could buy a new
one and shave, he was labeled "dwarf."  Something very strange going on in the
Commission office, I suspect. -- Sarlow, meditating on the joys of conspiracy
theorizing

Frankenrooster -- Is that...a peacock's tail you have?  Very strange effect,
especially with the raven's wing, the white pigeon's wing, the... (looks away,
shuddering)  And when the gods tried to strike you with lightning from a clear sky,
all it did was animate you!  Remarkable. -- Fillis Bouy

Appius -- An amazing student, no doubt, but why aren't you out there building roads
or something? -- Peter Piquin

This week, again, "The audience rises as the fighting begins."  Is it Arvat's
signature introduction, or chance?

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

Z'HA'DUM was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
WHO CARES was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
ITCHY COOLIE was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
FLAT TIRE was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena contest.
SAGGY COOLIE was assassinated by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BLUNDERER HAMMER bested VOLUMNIUS in a 4 minute novice's Bloodfeud duel.
MAXIMUS bested APOLLONIUS in a 2 minute novice vs. expert upset Bloodfeud competition.
SEXTUS was slaughtered by BILL BERITH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge Title duel.
MAUD'DIB was slaughtered by HERON in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge fight.
TED ICKENS overpowered SARLOW in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
THUNDER ROAD was savagely defeated by DEMONIC EGG in a 6 minute Challenge fight.
LARA subdued SHAI ALYT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge competition.
EVIL FANTASIES unbelievably bested FILLIS BOUY in a 7 minute Challenge battle.
THE ENERVATOR savagely defeated SHAI HALUD in a 3 minute Challenge conflict.
ENTIL'ZHA was viciously subdued by DROOL ROCKWORM in a 17 minute Challenge bout.
COMMODUS viciously subdued VELMA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody Challenge bout.
STAINED CLASS was devastated by LUCIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MARCELLUS demolished SKEETER in a exciting 1 minute gory one-sided Challenge bout.
ARTEMIDORUS IV was unbelievably bested by JOE BOB in a 15 minute competition.
SPURIUS overpowered SEDUCTIVE HAMMER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
ANDRONICUS was beaten by GLAMOROUS HAMMER in a 4 minute beginner's Challenge fray.
ROLAND overpowered I.M. CEYTIN in a slow 7 minute one-sided match.
BURLY REIVER was unbelievably bested by GELEN in a 2 minute veteran's match.
LARS was overpowered by SERVIUS in a 1 minute uneven match.
BELLE ZEYBUL was beaten by KHALHUMS DWARF in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
THE ORPHAN MAKER savagely defeated PETER PIQUIN in a 2 minute veteran's fray.
LORIE was savagely defeated by MESHARR in a 5 minute gory fight.
LAYLA viciously subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 3 minute gory fray.
LARRY beat GEROGE ROFT in a popular 2 minute gory match.
FRANKENROOSTER beat KARLRAK in a popular 1 minute bout.
CANNIBALISTIC COW handily defeated BUBBA in a 1 minute mismatched match.
APPIUS viciously butchered DAISY in a 2 minute bloody fight.
CYRUS demolished MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OCTAVIANUS was outlasted by HOLD in a tiring 12 minute fray.
THUNDERER HAMMER was murdered by BRUTUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CASSIUS was demolished by BAXTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
VENEER executed EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute bloody one-sided duel.
THE WEAPONSMASTER was luckily beaten by CLAUDIUS in a 4 minute beginner's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        35 -  18 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                     12         STRIKING ATTACK   58 -  43 -  8      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         PARRY-RIPOSTE     20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         TOTAL PARRY       55 -  50 -  0      52  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  18 -  1      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    5         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  52 -  6      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  23 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  39 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   9 -  0      10  |

Turn 553 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    4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  9         3  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  7         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
AIMED BLOW         4 -  3                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
TOTAL PARRY        6 -  6                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  BILL BERITH 4533           13   2  1  152 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                26  14  0  117 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
AIMED BLOW       SERVIUS 4410               14   4  0   97 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
WALL OF STEEL    I.M. CEYTIN 4308           24  19  1   92 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   BELLE ZEYBUL 4553           9   4  0   77 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  TED ICKENS 4436            10   6  1   73 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644       8   4  1   67 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEMONIC EGG 4202            6   3  1   48 BARN OF HORRORS (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is GELEN 4320.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VOLUMNIUS 4658.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANDRONICUS 4660, THE 
ENERVATOR 4645, BURLY REIVER 4357, THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644, COMMODUS 4429, SHAI ALYT 
4580, GEROGE ROFT 4537, THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677, BELLE ZEYBUL 4553, and LORIE 4393.

The least popular fighter this week was ENTIL'ZHA 4582.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JOE BOB 4570, ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663, ROLAND 4319, DROOL ROCKWORM 4642, 
HOLD 4546, I.M. CEYTIN 4308, EVIL FANTASIES 4443, CLAUDIUS 4678, CASSIUS 4664, and 
THUNDERER HAMMER 4589.