DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2008    Duedate: 01/22/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-567

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHEA TANN
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4623) [12-3-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ROLAND                         PLUS FOUR DECISE
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)             I HOPE I AM (402)
(32-4319) [32-18-0,134]        (32-4710) [1-3-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE ORPHAN MAKER               SHEA TANN
BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)          DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4644) [12-13-1,94]         (32-4623) [12-3-0,122]

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)        32
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       29      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)       29      Unchartered Team
4. ECLIPSE (409)               11
5. I HOPE I AM (402)            9      BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    997 586 53 63.0   1/ 1 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     10  3 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     179 110  6 61.9   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  5 2
 3/ 4 ERRATA (387)              13   9  2 59.1   3/ 6 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     8  7 0
 4/ 6*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   12   9  1 57.1   4/ 4*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   7  2 1
 5- 5 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      97  73  5 57.1   5- 3 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      6  3 0
 6/ 0 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       126 117  4 51.9   6/ 5 TEAM SYMBI (405)          6  9 0
 7/ 7 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     89  87  7 50.6   7/ 9 ECLIPSE (409)             4  6 1
 8/ 8 CRUCIBLE (410)            32  36  5 47.1   8/ 7 ERRATA (387)              3  2 1
 9/ 9*I HOPE I AM (402)          7   8  0 46.7   9/ 8*I HOPE I AM (402)         3  4 0
10/10 TEAM SYMBI (405)          24  30  1 44.4  10/10 CRUCIBLE (410)            2 13 1
11/11 ECLIPSE (409)             30  45  7 40.0  11/ 0 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        1  4 0
12/ 0*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)     0   1  0  0.0  12/ 0*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)    0  1 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, now here's a shock.  Shea Tann is Duelmaster?  No chance!  Not with the big
guns of the Lurocian Guard here in the Challenger Champs and the power of Roland
lurking in the wings.  That I managed to pull this off is rather remarkable.

Since it's even less likely that I'll be here after next turn, I have to give credit
where it is due.  First my teammates who helped me learn and develop my skills every
cycle.  Second my manager who believed in me even though I'm pretty unorthodox for my
style.  And finally all my fans, who have picked me up when I've had tough times!
Thanks to you all!

No challenges this turn and no avoids.  At least we should have a title fight within
the Brotherhood of the Blade, which is a good thing.  I'd rather not fight Larry
again.  He rang my bell, bell with that hammer of his early in our fight before I was
able to turn the tables.

That's about it for this turn.  The tournament's coming up, though I will not be
going.  So good luck to all!

Shea Tann

                                      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.  BIG LAKE NOMADS turned their 4-1-0 
turn into a 3rd place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you 
get put on hit lists.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see FRENZY win a 
fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, FRENZY beat KARLRAK and KARLRAK lost 
18 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ARVAT may 
be getting bland, as SHEA TANN stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good 
mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, 
ARVAT?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ERRATA, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this 
turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led 
the way in this mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was DEVIL 
ADVOCATES.  Ha ha ha ha!  THE ORPHAN MAKER was challenged more times this turn than 
the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  Looks like time for 
laurels or hemlock, DREAD was challenged by SLAPYOUINPUBLIC, who was ranked 31 points 
below it.  And sure, SLAPYOUINPUBLIC lost alright, but gained 1 recognition for his 
pains.  And pains they may indeed be!  And we have WOE in a challenge, going down 11 
points for the fight.  Guess what?  I thought WOE showed great skill and promise when 
he overcame BOLT THROWER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for ARVAT's 
morgue.  More variety.  Gee, CRUCIBLE, ain't it past due for sending RON BURGUNDY 
Dark Arena?  What took ol' '7-6-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  Not that I'll be 
buying the drinks, but I'll be glad to see STIM FORTA and TEAM SYMBI at The Warty 
Toad tonight celebrating their bloodfeud victory over GRU THE HATED.  We're all going 
to die in the end, so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in ARVAT to get a drink than The Warty Toad!  
Any suggestions?  Well, I've had enough of this drivel, and I'm sure you have too.  
Off like a dirty shirt of padded leather.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I 
must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEA TANN 4623               12   3  0   122       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROLAND 4319                  32  18  0   134       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-DEFIANCE 4619                 9   0  1   115       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LAYLA 4594                   17   6  1   105       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 BLACKMOON 4805               10   4  1   100       ECLIPSE (409)
-LARRY 4391                   18  17  1    95       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-LARA 4394                    21  14  0    94       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644        12  13  1    94       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRENZY 4625                   9   2  0    89       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 GELEN 4320                   17  33  1    85       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 DROOL ROCKWORM 4642           9   6  0    73       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 KARLRAK 4551                 13  10  1    67       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANGUISH 4466                 17  13  1    65       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-RONALTO VON RON 4739          8   2  0    65       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 MESHARR 4554                  9  12  0    60       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 DREAD 4666                    4   2  0    58       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOE 4713                      8   4  0    56       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-VENEER 4549                   4   0  1    55       ERRATA (387)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689                5   1  0    43       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677        8   6  1    41       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        2   3  0    39       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 COFFEE 4637                   4   2  1    36       ERRATA (387)
 STOLTZ ABN 4734               5   6  1    35       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 BOLT THROWER 4821             7   7  0    34       CRUCIBLE (410)
 TED D. SEAVER 4824            4   0  2    34       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLD 4546                     3   1  0    32       ERRATA (387)
 SAINT ANNE 4827               3   0  0    29       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 EZK EYEJABBER 4690            6   7  0    28       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-GATHERING LEAVES 4324         3   0  0    26       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818          5   6  2    25       CRUCIBLE (410)
 PETE O'FELL 4792              4   3  1    25       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      3   1  0    22       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 INGOT RAQ 4828                2   0  0    22       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-NOT A BASHER 4708             3   1  0    20       I HOPE I AM (402)
 STIM FORTA 4826               2   1  0    20       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 PLUS FOUR DECISE 4710         1   3  0    20       I HOPE I AM (402)
 SHADOWSPAWN 4798              3   5  0    18       ECLIPSE (409)
-SQUATTING 4325                2   0  0    17       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 GRU THE HATED 4772            3   5  2    16       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
-ROGER THE BRAVE 4787          1   2  0    13       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 PASSING TIME 4323             2   2  1    11       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-ITEM 4794                     1   2  0    10       ERRATA (387)
 SKYKNIGHT 4796                1   5  0    10       ECLIPSE (409)
 DUNG BOY 4825                 1   2  0     9       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-KNACKY 4709                   2   2  0     8       I HOPE I AM (402)
-BAXTER 4548                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
 PITLORD 4839                  1   0  1     6       ECLIPSE (409)
 BLUE TOOTH 4836               1   0  1     6       CRUCIBLE (410)
 SAM ALE 4835                  0   1  0     1       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RON BURGUNDY 4822       7  7 0 CRUCIBLE 410         MOUNTAIN TROLL        567  NONE
SUNCROSS 4837           0  1 0 CRUCIBLE 410         PITLORD 4839          567   
WHISPER 4823            0  2 0 CRUCIBLE 410         TED D. SEAVER 4824    566   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MISTBLADE 4838          0  1 0 ECLIPSE 409          BLUE TOOTH 4836       567   
BONUSED 4711            1  2 0 I HOPE I AM 402      TED D. SEAVER 4824    567   
DESTRY JARLS 4732       3  5 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       GRU THE HATED 4772    564  JUST REVENGED
SOLM FATIR 4733         3  4 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       PETE O'FELL 4792      563  REVENGED
TIMEA LUUK 4834         0  1 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       PASSING TIME 4323     567   
UNSER STALLWART 4730    5  5 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       COFFEE 4637           566   
PINSTRIPES 4831         0  1 0 YUCK THE FANKEES 411 SPYMASTER             567  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Stim Forta -- I should probably carry a backup, huh? -- Sky Knight

Anguish -- Let's have a drink at the Stumbling Inn, you can try to shake it off
there. -- Blackmoon

All -- In honor of Sky Knight's first win, I will be buying everyone drinks at the
Stumbling Inn! -- Fox, mgr. Eclipse

Dark One -- Thanks for the tip.  With the way we've started off here I believe I'll
be drinking a great deal.  There appears to be quite a premium on pure speed here.
Seventy-five percent of our fights have been against naked speed freaks.  We'll be
making adjustments, after I get that drink. -- Kodiak

Fox -- You keep your miscreants away from my miscreants, understand? -- Kodiak

Arvat -- The Top Anchor Man in Noblish just couldn't cut it here in the big leagues.
Ron Burgundy's last exclusive will be live (briefly) from the Dark Arena. -- Crucible

Blackmoon -- Ouch.  I have taken some pretty good beatings during my career but you
win the prize.  Perhaps next time I will have something up my sleeve. -- Anguish

Drool -- Sneaky.  Well fought.  I'll have to try you again soon. -- Dread

Caesar Sighting -- Reliable sources have noted the return of Caesar to the sands of
Aljafir.  Could a return to Arvat be forthcoming?

22 December 2007
All -- Just that tired old reminder to check your e-mail settings when you send ads
and such.  Please send stuff as plain text rather than as HTML or formatted text.
HAL, being the simple golem it is, doesn't know what to do with anything other than
plain text.  Note, this also means it doesn't know what to do with "smart" or "curly"
quotes, whether single or double, em-dashes (rendered here as two hyphens "--") or
everyone's favourite ellipsis (..., aka three dots). -- A public self-service
announcement from your Ed.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RON BURGUNDY was unbelievably slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PINSTRIPES was murdered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DUNG BOY was overpowered by COFFEE in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Bloodfeud duel.
STIM FORTA overpowered GRU THE HATED in a 1 minute bloody one-sided Bloodfeud fight.
ANGUISH was devastated by THE ORPHAN MAKER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
WOE overpowered BOLT THROWER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
TED D. SEAVER assassinated BONUSED in a 1 minute gruesome uneven Challenge melee.
SLAPYOUINPUBLIC was vanquished by DREAD in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SHADOWSPAWN lost to SAINT ANNE in a 1 minute gory Challenge fight.
PLUS FOUR DECISE overpowered SKYKNIGHT in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SHEA TANN savagely defeated ROLAND in a exciting 3 minute bloody Title match.
BLACKMOON handily defeated GELEN in a exciting 1 minute bloody one-sided contest.
KARLRAK was overpowered by FRENZY in a 2 minute gory mismatched conflict.
MESHARR slimly lost to DROOL ROCKWORM in a action packed 7 minute master's bout.
THE WEAPONSMASTER beat PETE O'FELL in a 2 minute brawl.
STOLTZ ABN was bested by SNOWFLAKE in a 2 minute brawl.
EZK EYEJABBER overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
PASSING TIME savagely slew TIMEA LUUK in a 2 minute gory novice's bout.
INGOT RAQ handily defeated SAM ALE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
BLUE TOOTH killed MISTBLADE in a 2 minute brutal beginner's fight.
SUNCROSS was killed by PITLORD in a 3 minute beginner's fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         AIMED BLOW        23 -  13 -  0      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   8         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  16 -  1      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  13 -  1      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  27 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         STRIKING ATTACK   43 -  39 -  6      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    45 -  46 -  2      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  43 -  3      31  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  23 -  1      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 567 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         2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  5         4  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHEA TANN 4623             12   3  0  122 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
TOTAL PARRY      ROLAND 4319                32  18  0  134 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACKMOON 4805             10   4  1  100 ECLIPSE (409)
STRIKING ATTACK  FRENZY 4625                 9   2  0   89 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KARLRAK 4551               13  10  1   67 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               17  13  1   65 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOE 4713                    8   4  0   56 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was SHEA TANN 4623.  The ten other most popular fighters were RON BURGUNDY 
4822, DROOL ROCKWORM 4642, BLACKMOON 4805, SUNCROSS 4837, DREAD 4666, FRENZY 4625, 
MESHARR 4554, THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644, SAINT ANNE 4827, and THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677.

The least popular fighter this week was SAM ALE 4835.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were KARLRAK 4551, SKYKNIGHT 4796, SHADOWSPAWN 4798, SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818, 
BONUSED 4711, BOLT THROWER 4821, GRU THE HATED 4772, DUNG BOY 4825, PINSTRIPES 4831, 
and PITLORD 4839.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ROLAND (32-4319) RILL'S GCSC2 (370)