DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/23/2008    Duedate: 02/05/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-568

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHEA TANN
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4623) [13-3-0,127]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHEA TANN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          
(32-4623) [13-3-0,127]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE ORPHAN MAKER               STOLTZ ABN
BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)          TEAM SYMBI (405)
(32-4644) [12-14-1,85]         (32-4734) [6-6-1,48]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        30
2. TEAM SYMBI (405)            26      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. ROMAN HEROES (73)           24      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       19
5. ERRATA (387)                18      THE SOUND & FURY (306)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    999 589 53 62.9   1/ 3 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)    10  5 1
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     183 111  6 62.2   2/ 1 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      9  4 0
 3/ 3 ERRATA (387)              14   9  2 60.9   3/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  7 2
 4- 4*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   12   9  1 57.1   4/ 6 TEAM SYMBI (405)          7  8 1
 5- 5 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      97  73  5 57.1   5/ 8 ERRATA (387)              4  0 1
 6/ 0 ROMAN HEROES (73)        566 479 66 54.2   6- 7 ECLIPSE (409)             4  6 1
 7/ 6 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       126 121  4 51.0   7- 4*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   3  1 1
 8/ 7 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     92  89  8 50.8   8/ 0 ROMAN HEROES (73)         3  2 1
 9- 9*I HOPE I AM (402)          7   8  0 46.7   9- 5 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      2  2 0
10/10 TEAM SYMBI (405)          27  32  2 45.8  10- 9*I HOPE I AM (402)         2  2 0
11/ 8 CRUCIBLE (410)            33  40  5 45.2  11/10 CRUCIBLE (410)            2 13 1
12-11 ECLIPSE (409)             30  45  7 40.0  12/11 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        1  8 0
13-12*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)     0   1  0  0.0  13-12*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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

         The Caesar Chronicles: Observations from the Pinnacle of Greatness
                        A Day in the Life of an Arvat Legend

     It was a dark and stormy night over the city of Arvat.  A light, misty rain fell
steadily over the sleepy city, adding to the already dreadful humidity.  The usually
hustle and bustle of the coliseum crowds gave way to the small number of fans who
flocked to the arena to view the Dark Arena games.  The two dollar draft beers, five
cent buffalo wings and half price admission didn't hurt the attendance either.
     High atop one of then oldest luxury boxes sat Caesar and his lieutenants, the
old men of Arvat, Darius the Great and Trebonius the Magnificent.  The three men were
flanked by their usual throng of servants who tended to their every need as they
sipped premium wine from the Caesar Estates collection from large ornate goblets.
     The Roman stable has remained an Arvat institution and fixture at the massive
coliseum for over twenty years, yielding many Duelmasters and Lord Protectors
throughout its long history.  The stable was situated in one of the premier berths
and separated from the blood stained sands by massive thirty foot high gates.  A
sophisticated lever system opened the heavy gates from which Caesar's Romans emerged
to entertain the unwashed masses of Arvat.  A crew of forty coolies operated the
mechanism used to open the gates.  Their sweaty, sinewy frames toiled to open the
portals.  Rain glistened atop their coolie hats and sweat poured down their filthy
backs.  The "heave ho, heave ho" from their efforts could be heard throughout the
Arvat night.  Fans eagerly awaited, clutching mugs of lukewarm beer and munching hot
wings.
     On one side of the arena sands, the Mountain Troll roared his fury, bound by
enormous chains lest he break lose, grab the nearby maul and leap over the wall into
the stands.  Nearby, the Arenamaster and his men stood by with tranquilizer darts and
their hands upon their hilts.  The darts were laced with a rare venom from a man
eating plant in the Arvat swamplands that rendered one unconscious immediately.
Coolies were trained to carefully venture into the marshland on rafts and extract the
venom from these large, deadly plants, albeit it often at a high price.  However,
with so many coolies available for this undertaking, no one really ever noticed.
     The coolies had finally succeeded in opening the Roman portal.  A terrified
young Roman bearing a quarterstaff was forced out onto the sands by some of Caesar's
henchmen.  Quickly, the coolies toiled and were able to close the doors behind them,
relieved not to be caught on the wrong side as was often the case.  This only added
to the crowd's amusement, but not this evening as every coolie was accounted for.
     "Yonder Sempronius looks awfully terrified," mused Caesar.
     "Another pud, my lord and a necessary casualty in our campaign towards cleaning
up our team record and achieving one hundred kills," responded Trebonius the
Magnificent.
     The Mountain Troll, snarling and vicious was carefully released.  However, not
with enough care to avert the tragic screaming ending for one coolie too slow to make
it from the arena floor.  His horrific scream echoed throughout the Arvat night as
the troll crushed his diminutive frame and lunged forward to meet Sempronius.
     Sempronius panicked and raced to the opposite wall, the troll right on his
heels.  Before he could reach the wall, the great maul swung forth with tremendous
energy and felled him.  A sound similar to twigs snapping resounded as Sempronius was
caught in the upper back.  With a gurgling scream of sheer terror, he fell to the
sands.  The troll snickered as he leaped onto his back, crushing him with his giant
feet.  The crowd screamed its approval and demand for more beer.  This was only the
first of several night fights.
     "It is good to be back again!" exclaimed Caesar.  "Arvat is our home arena and
we should at least fight one of our three teams here.  Sempronius is the first to go,
but will not be the last.  I will not tolerate these weaklings."
     "We shall make these other teams pay dearly on our road to one hundred kills,"
stated Darius.  "We will take no prisoners!"
     "Perhaps we can even get that Desperate Noble and his ragtag band back here,"
chuckled Caesar.
     All three men let loose with great laughter.  The Roman Heroes had returned to
Arvat.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): VENENOSO of JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): ELVIRA MADIGAN of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 365): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 580): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 578): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 571): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 519): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 410): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 382): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 472): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Wow.  I'm still here.  I saw Roland, Man of Steel, coming out of the tunnel with the
scoreboard flashing his record and all I could see is that he has four times my
fights!  But I stuck to the game plan, kept on swinging and suddenly he went down.
Not bad for a guy who isn't even at the top of the Adepts class, fights-wise!

I have to keep it short this week--everyone's heading off to the tournament and I
have to hold down the fort.  There are certainly more Challenger Champs than there
were, so this week should prove interesting! 

                                          -- Your Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Say good-bye to ANGELS OF PAIN, as they are pushed from the coveted 
top team spot by the BIG LAKE NOMADS stable.  A stormcloud is brewing over the 
LUROCIAN GUARD guildhouse.  Rumor says any more weeks like this ones 0-0-0 may send 
the team to the Dark Arena.  Coming up with a solid 1-0-0 outing, ERRATA has advanced 
3 places in the rankings.  Hey everybody, watch out for COFFEE, who flew up 18 points 
in the rankings after mashing MESHARR like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  MESHARR was defeated by 
COFFEE and drops 14 points.  Going for the gusto and coming up with aught but bloody 
knuckles was RILL'S GCSC2's KARLRAK, who was turned away from the Duelmastership by 
SHEA TANN.  Advice to bashers--never force anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad BIG LAKE  NOMADS?  Big bad BIG 
LAKE NOMADS.  Big bad BIG LAKE NOMADS.  ARVAT's afraid of the big bad BIG LAKE 
NOMADS.  Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch ANGELS OF PAIN's 
act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from BIG LAKE 
NOMADS.  And who is this ANGUISH you ask, with 68 points and a 18-13-1 record.  Ooh, 
the tales I could tell!  In a mismatch, our friend BOLT THROWER of CRUCIBLE got 
heroic notions and challenged ANGUISH.  What did it get him?  A 7-8-0 record, that's 
what.  This week BOLT THROWER 7-8-0 fought ANGUISH 18-13-1 and in losing gained 1 
points.  I know several gladiators who could go for a few fights like that.  WOE of 
ANGELS OF PAIN had better have a good reason for challenging down 15 points in a 
challenge which he won.  I thought WOE showed great skill and promise when he 
overcame THE WEAPONSMASTER.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  There's got to be more reason for the sending of SAINT 
ANNE to the Dark Arena than hers record (3-1-0).  Anybody got any ideas DEVIL 
ADVOCATES?  Yes, and another newbie bites the dust as INGOT RAQ goes down under the 
sword of GRU THE HATED.  Thanks to this, GRU THE HATED now has 28 recognition points. 
Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may encounter problems on the 
trail to the Isle.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARVAT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  And remember, you can pick your friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), 
oh, you've heard that one already!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEA TANN 4623               13   3  0   127       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEFIANCE 4619                10   0  1   121       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-LAYLA 4594                   17   6  1   105       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 FRENZY 4625                  10   2  0   102       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-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)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELEN 4320                   17  34  1    86       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644        12  14  1    85       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 DROOL ROCKWORM 4642          10   6  0    75       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 ANGUISH 4466                 18  13  1    68       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 KARLRAK 4551                 13  11  1    68       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RONALTO VON RON 4739          8   2  0    65       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 WOE 4713                      9   4  0    64       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DREAD 4666                    4   3  0    58       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENEER 4549                   4   0  1    55       ERRATA (387)
 COFFEE 4637                   5   2  1    54       ERRATA (387)
 TED D. SEAVER 4824            5   0  2    52       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 STOLTZ ABN 4734               6   6  1    48       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 MESHARR 4554                  9  13  0    46       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        2   3  0    39       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 LUCIUS 4620                   6   1  0    38       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677        8   7  1    36       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 BOLT THROWER 4821             7   8  0    35       CRUCIBLE (410)
 EZK EYEJABBER 4690            7   7  0    34       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HOLD 4546                     3   1  0    32       ERRATA (387)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689                5   2  0    29       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 GRU THE HATED 4772            4   5  3    28       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818          5   7  2    26       CRUCIBLE (410)
 STIM FORTA 4826               3   1  0    26       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-GATHERING LEAVES 4324         3   0  0    26       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETE O'FELL 4792              4   4  1    22       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      3   1  0    22       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-NOT A BASHER 4708             3   1  0    20       I HOPE I AM (402)
-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)
 CENOTAPH 4841                 1   0  0    14       CRUCIBLE (410)
-ROGER THE BRAVE 4787          1   2  0    13       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 TIMEA UNLUUK 4840             1   0  1    12       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 LUCRETIUS 4687                2   0  2    11       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-PASSING TIME 4323             2   2  1    11       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663           2   2  0    11       ROMAN HEROES (73)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ITEM 4794                     1   2  0    10       ERRATA (387)
-SKYKNIGHT 4796                1   5  0    10       ECLIPSE (409)
-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)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686            1   1  0     4       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 CROSSEYED MARRY 4842          0   1  0     1       CRUCIBLE (410)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLUE TOOTH 4836         1  1 1 CRUCIBLE 410         TIMEA UNLUUK 4840     568   
SUNCROSS 4837           0  1 0 CRUCIBLE 410         PITLORD 4839          567   
WHISPER 4823            0  2 0 CRUCIBLE 410         TED D. SEAVER 4824    566   
SAINT ANNE 4827         3  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  HIGH ELF              568  NONE
SAM ALE 4835            0  2 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  LUCRETIUS 4687        568   
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   
SEMPRONIUS 4685         0  2 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      SPYMASTER             568  NONE
DESTRY JARLS 4732       3  5 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       GRU THE HATED 4772    564  REVENGED
DUNG BOY 4825           1  3 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       STONE GOLEM           568  NONE
INGOT RAQ 4828          2  1 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       GRU THE HATED 4772    568   
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   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Four kills this turn.  That's a ton, Arvat.  And it looks like a nice rivalry between
Eclipse and Crucible is forming as they each whacked one of the other guy's newbies.
Watch out folks, Arvat is alive! -- Devil Advocates

Dang bashers! -- Anguish

Good luck in the tournament, everyone! -- Devil Advocates and Angels of Pain

Woe -- Is there a price on my head that I haven't heard about, or do you just enjoy
teaching me all those skills? -- Bolt Thrower

Fox -- For two guys who don't like to fight each other, we're damned good at
murdering each other's warriors, eh?  I bloodfeuded with Blue Tooth so maybe we can
have something like a double bloodfeud match.  Otherwise, they would have probably
just been matched up anyway. -- Kodiak

All -- Well after a couple turns away I am back.  Hopefully I'll be able to improve
the quality of my team here with some of my older average (Roland) and lame (Gelen)
warriors either graduating now or hopefully soon (thank you minimum rec and political
points for being in the Challenger Champs). -- Rillion

Soultaker -- So you mentioned you and some of the Fonzie's were coming/returning to
Arvat.  I'll be here now so come on in and challenge me.  I can use someone keeping
me awake. -- Rillion

Ted D. Seaver -- Let me be the first to congratulate you on your awesome tournament
performance and bring back a TC for Arvat!  Way to go.  I'd like to think those
strategy tips I gave you at the tournament were helpful in making the difference. --
Rillion (who wishes he could manage his own warriors as well as he does the Dark
Ones...)

The Dark One -- Congratulations on the TC.  Now you have to stop complaining about
the warriors you get here in Arvat. -- Rillion

15 January 2008
                                 Order of Lost Souls

     Where there is a beginning, there is an end.  Where there is a whole, there is a
part.  Where there is light, there is dark.  All these are found to be true and along
with the most important, when something is lost it can always be found.
     Many a person has walked this land in one form or another.  Some truly believe
that here is there and there is here but who really knows?  Among the peoples of this
great land many have felt lost in time and in place.  Some have gone as far as to be
lost of soul....
     Although most are thought to have been born into this world in a mortal way, no
one can be sure.  Life is something they have in a way but a torturous joke to them
in all others.  They live in a sense as they are here and now and having mind and
knowledge.  They are flesh and blood of one sort of another.  They cast a shadow as
all things living do.  Blood courses through their veins.
     These beings have become wraiths drifting here and there, knowing that they
truly belong nowhere.  Searching for that one thing that they seem to be missing or
the one thing in them that puts them beyond others.  These people have become masters
of many things as time seems to have no hold.  For not even time can find those that
are truly lost.  Many of these beings have drifted toward the gladiatorial games.  In
the blood and chaos of the arenas something holds them like no other.  It's the loss
of something they have never had or something they had so long ago it seems to have
never been.  LIFE.
     A few of the more shall we say "human" of these beings have settled into many
arenas around the land.  The loss of life and the crazed emotions of the arenas
giving them glimpses of things they longed for but seemed incapable of attaining.
     A number of these lost ones saw in each other something that might be able to
help the other.  They spent many a day traveling to and fro, for what is time to one
who it doesn't touch.  The more time they spent together the more they seemed to
change.  No one noticed the change in the others but each recognized it in himself.
Years passed and the changes stopped.  Each had been changed in different ways but
all felt more whole.  A discussion ensued between them.  They came to a realization
that in each other they had found parts of themselves that had been missing.  Then
came the next thought.  If they could find more of like minded lost ones they might
eventually find what they always wanted, their true selves.
     The group settled down to think things through.  They finally came up with an
idea they all could accept.  They would form an organization that through their
arenas through out the land they would seek out other lost ones.  If they were of
like mind they would be invited to join the group and seek that special something
they all desired.
     This was how it began and how it still is.  The Order of Lost Souls was formed
and the search began.  The original members numbered six.  They were Baphomet,
Blackstorm, Hammer, JGW, Reaper and Wretch.  These members of the Order spread their
gladiator stables through out the realm seeking others like them.  Through blood and
death they lived through others.  One day hoping to live for themselves.  For as they
all know what is lost must eventually be found....

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAINT ANNE was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUNG BOY was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SEMPRONIUS was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
FRENZY overpowered THE ORPHAN MAKER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DREAD was bested by DROOL ROCKWORM in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
WOE overpowered THE WEAPONSMASTER in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Challenge match.
BOLT THROWER was vanquished by ANGUISH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
PETE O'FELL was beaten by EZK EYEJABBER in a 2 minute Challenge brawl.
SHEA TANN handily defeated KARLRAK in a action packed 1 minute uneven Title fight.
DEFIANCE vanquished GELEN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MESHARR was defeated by COFFEE in a 2 minute duel.
SNOWFLAKE was vanquished by TED D. SEAVER in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
STOLTZ ABN savagely defeated THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a popular 4 minute gory melee.
SLAPYOUINPUBLIC was demolished by LUCIUS in a 1 minute mismatched match.
GRU THE HATED put to death INGOT RAQ in a exciting 1 minute contest.
LUCRETIUS killed SAM ALE in a 4 minute novice's brawl.
ARTEMIDORUS V was handily defeated by CENOTAPH in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
ARTEMIDORUS IV won victory over CROSSEYED MARRY in a 3 minute amateur's bout.
STIM FORTA handily defeated CONVICTED THIEF in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BLUE TOOTH was dealt death by TIMEA UNLUUK in a 1 minute brutal novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        25 -  14 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       30 -  24 -  2      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  17 -  2      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   40 -  36 -  7      53  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  42 -  2      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  40 -  3      29  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  23 -  1      26  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 568 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      1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  4         4  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  3         1  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHEA TANN 4623             13   3  0  127 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
STRIKING ATTACK  FRENZY 4625                10   2  0  102 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      DROOL ROCKWORM 4642        10   6  0   75 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               18  13  1   68 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KARLRAK 4551               13  11  1   68 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOE 4713                    9   4  0   64 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 STOLTZ ABN 4734.  The ten other most popular fighters were CROSSEYED 
MARRY 4842, SHEA TANN 4623, COFFEE 4637, TED D. SEAVER 4824, WOE 4713, PETE O'FELL 
4792, EZK EYEJABBER 4690, SAM ALE 4835, CENOTAPH 4841, and DUNG BOY 4825.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, LUCRETIUS 4687, SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818, 
MESHARR 4554, GELEN 4320, BOLT THROWER 4821, THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677, SEMPRONIUS 4685, 
SAINT ANNE 4827, and BLUE TOOTH 4836.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes