DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/06/2008    Duedate: 02/19/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-569

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHEA TANN
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4623) [14-3-0,141]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHEA TANN                      POSITION IS EMPTY
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          
(32-4623) [14-3-0,141]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THE ORPHAN MAKER               CROSSEYED MARRY
BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)          CRUCIBLE (410)
(32-4644) [12-15-1,86]         (32-4842) [0-2-0,2]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       43
2. RILL'S GCSC2 (370)          29      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. TEAM SYMBI (405)            28      Unchartered Team
4. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        27
5. ROMAN HEROES (73)           18      COMPUTERS (286)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1004 589 53 63.0   1/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     11  3 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     187 112  6 62.5   2/ 3 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  5 1
 3- 3 ERRATA (387)              14   9  2 60.9   3/ 4 TEAM SYMBI (405)          8  7 2
 4- 4*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   12   9  1 57.1   4/ 1 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     8  7 1
 5/ 6 ROMAN HEROES (73)        568 482 66 54.1   5/ 8 ROMAN HEROES (73)         5  5 1
 6/ 7 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       128 123  4 51.0   6/11 CRUCIBLE (410)            4 11 1
 7/ 8 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)     93  93  8 50.0   7/ 6 ECLIPSE (409)             3  7 1
 8/10 TEAM SYMBI (405)          30  34  3 46.9   8/12 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        3 10 0
 9- 9*I HOPE I AM (402)          7   8  0 46.7   9- 5 ERRATA (387)              2  0 0
10/11 CRUCIBLE (410)            35  43  5 44.9  10- 7*BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)   1  0 1
11/12 ECLIPSE (409)             31  49  7 38.8  11-10*I HOPE I AM (402)         1  1 0
12-13*YUCK THE FANKEES (411)     0   1  0  0.0  12-13*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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): REDBIRD of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): SOLSTICE of TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): OBERON of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): TOURNEY SCUM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CIRSIUM VULGARE of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 586): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 586): HIGH JINX (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 580): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 582): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 581): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 579): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 287): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 568): BIG LAKE NOMADS (Den, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 566): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 557): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 520): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 447): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): HOUSE OF GRAIN (DK Bread, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 425): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 411): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 383): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 379): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 366): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 473): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, 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  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                 (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  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Arvat!  These are glorious times indeed to be a gladiator here in the City on
the Swamp.  For the first time in history, one of our own arena stalwarts has brought
home a tournament championship.  True, in the past a tourney-only warrior did manage
a TC, but never one of the teams that fights day-in and day-out on our sands.

That warrior is our very own Ted D. Seaver.  Due to his own talents and also some
brilliant coaching down the stretch by the famous manager Rillion, Ted was able to
take a 4-2 record after round six and run off ten straight to take the title at
14-2-0.  Well done, Ted!

In other news, the Roman Heroes stable has returned to the sands, which we noticed
due to an instant kill inflicted by the Romans on our stable.  It is indeed good to
see this veteran team returning to compete here in Arvat, although the streets are
now full of the thousands of slaves and coolies that follow in Caesar's train.

Finally, we here at the Devil Advocates are most pleased to announce that after the
fights this week we should, if nothing cataclysmic has occurred, have finally
surpassed the pinnacle of 1000 arena wins.  We believe that when we do this we will
have achieved this honor in the regular arena in the fewest number of fights.  If
anyone knows of anyone who has done it in fewer, we would like to know!

That is it for this week.  With luck I shall return next week to speak once more!

                                          -- Shea Tann
                                             Duelmaster

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Say good-bye to BIG LAKE NOMADS, as they are 
pushed from the coveted top team spot by the ANGELS OF PAIN stable.  It was a tough 
week for ERRATA, to drop 4 places in the rankings.  Coming up with a solid 2-3-0 
outing, CRUCIBLE has advanced 5 places in the rankings.  ANGELS OF PAIN is no joke as 
it posted a 4-1-0 week advancing from 2nd place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, watch 
out for DREAD, who flew up 25 points in the rankings after mashing GELEN like a 
melon.  Keep your eye on this beast.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out 
on the sands.  WOE lost to MESHARR and drops 19 points.  Our battling duelmaster SHEA 
TANN has managed to hold the title, fending off BLACKMOON's none too subtle advances. 
Better luck next time, ECLIPSE.  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!  
And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid CRUCIBLE, please raise you hand.  
Wow.  Does ARVAT really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try 
this one:  CRUCIBLE + Weapons That go Boom = ECLIPSE + Avoid City.  Well just about 
everybody wants a piece of LUCRETIUS, who was this week's most challenged warrior.  
SLAPYOUINPUBLIC of CRUCIBLE had better have a good reason for challenging down 14 
points in a challenge which he won.  I thought SLAPYOUINPUBLIC showed great skill and 
promise when he bested TIMEA UNLUUK.  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!  In the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, GRU THE HATED 
was mashed by STOLTZ ABN, who let GRU THE HATED know that killing members of TEAM 
SYMBI is a no-no.  Congrats to PETE O'FELL for revenging the death of his teammate 
(but more importantly, feeding LUCRETIUS a bit of dirt).  In the 'Oops, What Have I 
Done?' category, TIMEA UNLUUK was mashed by SLAPYOUINPUBLIC, who let TIMEA UNLUUK 
know that killing members of CRUCIBLE is a no-no.  Congrats to BURN OUT for revenging 
the death of his teammate (but more importantly, feeding PITLORD a bit of dirt).  Ask 
not the elves for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     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.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been 
real, and its been fun, but it hasn't been real fun...-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHEA TANN 4623               14   3  0   141       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEFIANCE 4619                11   0  1   128       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FRENZY 4625                  11   2  0   109       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 BLACKMOON 4805               10   5  1    93       ECLIPSE (409)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GELEN 4320                   17  35  1    87       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 THE ORPHAN MAKER 4644        12  15  1    86       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 DREAD 4666                    5   3  0    83       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 ANGUISH 4466                 19  13  1    75       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DROOL ROCKWORM 4642          10   7  0    74       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESHARR 4554                 10  13  0    66       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 KARLRAK 4551                 13  12  1    65       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 TED D. SEAVER 4824            6   0  2    59       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENEER 4549                   4   0  1    55       ERRATA (387)
-COFFEE 4637                   5   2  1    54       ERRATA (387)
 STOLTZ ABN 4734               7   6  1    50       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 LUCIUS 4620                   7   1  0    47       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 WOE 4713                      9   5  0    45       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 EZK EYEJABBER 4690            8   7  0    45       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689                6   2  0    40       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
-HUNCHBACK GROWLER 4313        2   3  0    39       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 BOLT THROWER 4821             7   9  0    36       CRUCIBLE (410)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677        8   8  1    33       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
 SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818          6   7  2    33       CRUCIBLE (410)
-HOLD 4546                     3   1  0    32       ERRATA (387)
 PETE O'FELL 4792              5   4  1    31       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 GRU THE HATED 4772            4   6  3    28       BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GATHERING LEAVES 4324         3   0  0    26       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PUSHING PRARIE DOGS 4310      3   1  0    22       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 STIM FORTA 4826               3   2  0    21       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-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)
 SKYKNIGHT 4796                2   5  0    19       ECLIPSE (409)
 DUN THE OX 4848               1   0  1    19       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 GAR SPANDU 4847               1   0  0    18       TEAM SYMBI (405)
-SQUATTING 4325                2   0  0    17       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663           3   2  0    13       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-PASSING TIME 4323             2   2  1    11       BEHIND THE BUSHES (369)
-ITEM 4794                     1   2  0    10       ERRATA (387)
 LUCRETIUS 4687                2   1  2     9       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 BURN OUT 4843                 1   0  0     9       CRUCIBLE (410)
-KNACKY 4709                   2   2  0     8       I HOPE I AM (402)
 SAM ALE II 4845               1   0  0     8       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-BAXTER 4548                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
 TIMEA UNLUUK 4840             1   1  1     6       TEAM SYMBI (405)
 PITLORD 4839                  1   1  1     5       ECLIPSE (409)
 D. TIM TERR 4844              1   0  0     5       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686            1   2  0     5       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 CROSSEYED MARRY 4842          0   2  0     2       CRUCIBLE (410)
 SLAYER 4849                   0   1  0     1       ECLIPSE (409)

'-' 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  JUST REVENGED
CENOTAPH 4841           1  1 0 CRUCIBLE 410         DUN THE OX 4848       569   
SUNCROSS 4837           0  1 0 CRUCIBLE 410         PITLORD 4839          567  JUST REVENGED
WHISPER 4823            0  2 0 CRUCIBLE 410         TED D. SEAVER 4824    566   
SAM ALE 4835            0  2 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  LUCRETIUS 4687        568  JUST REVENGED
MISTBLADE 4838          0  1 0 ECLIPSE 409          BLUE TOOTH 4836       567  NONE
SHADOWSPAWN 4798        3  6 0 ECLIPSE 409          STONE GOLEM           569  NONE
BONUSED 4711            1  2 0 I HOPE I AM 402      TED D. SEAVER 4824    567   
IMCOMMENSURATE 4846     0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      SPYMASTER             569  NONE
INGOT RAQ 4828          2  1 0 TEAM SYMBI 405       GRU THE HATED 4772    568  JUST 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   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- We at Team Symbi have been remiss in our duties to our fellow managers as
pertains to matters diplomatic.  We beg your forgiveness, as we have been tied up
with the rather high turnover rate in our stable.  Indeed, we are giving serious
though to renaming our team "Pushing up Daisies," or some such, to reflect our
members' seeming utter inability to survive.  Ah well.  We have regained the power of
speech, if only for a moment, and have developed some new fodder for your blades.
Please welcome, as only Arvat can, Gar Spandu and Dun the Ox! -- Wulfhere Hausakluifr

Destry, Ingot, Timea and Unser -- So long, and take heart from the fact that your
corporeal selves will serve as much needed sustenance for the crows and vultures of
Arvat. -- Team Symbi

Gru -- Well, "hated" is probably too strong a word.  How about "resented"? -- Ghosts
of Ingot Raq and Destry Jarls

Blue Tooth -- My sincere apologies, but the broken jaw you handed me, followed by, if
I am not mistaken, a rather definitive statement of bloodlust, pushed Timea Unluuk
over the edge and into a homicidal rage.  Had she not just lost her dear half-sister,

and polar opposite, Timea Luuk, things may have turned out differently.  But it is as
it is.  She regretfully awaits your team's bloodfeud and, given our track record in
Arvat, her inevitable death. -- Wulfhere Hausakluifr

Sam Ale -- Ye gods!  Not even the Devil Advocates are immune to death!  Our
condolences to your team. -- Wulfhere

Kodiak -- It seems Timea Unluuk inadvertently cheated you of your vengeance.  Her,
and my, apologies. -- Wulfhere

Passing Time -- Speaking of vengeance being cheated.... -- Ghost of Timea Luuk

Bolt Thrower -- I apologize for the multiple challenges.  This does occasionally
happen when we post our challenges for the turn blind. -- Woe

Rillion -- Once again, thank you for your brilliant proxying abilities.  Yet another
title is brought home for the Brotherhood of the Blade. -- The Dark One

Rillion -- You're right.  Once in 20 years I get a rollup like Ted--but I'll take it!
No more complaining about bad rollups in 32! -- the Dark One

Lucretius -- Thanks a lot.  Fortunately for you, I somehow spontaneously reincarnated
this turn.  Have no fear, I WILL be avoiding you! -- Sam Ale

Now all we need is the return of Mad Max and the gang's all here!

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....

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHADOWSPAWN was viciously butchered by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
IMCOMMENSURATE was slaughtered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
STOLTZ ABN overcame GRU THE HATED in a popular 1 minute Bloodfeud match.
PETE O'FELL vanquished LUCRETIUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched Bloodfeud brawl.
LUCIUS demolished BOLT THROWER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
SLAPYOUINPUBLIC vanquished TIMEA UNLUUK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ARTEMIDORUS IV luckily beat CROSSEYED MARRY in a 2 minute amateur's Challenge brawl.
SHEA TANN vanquished BLACKMOON in a action packed 1 minute uneven Title duel.
DEFIANCE overpowered DROOL ROCKWORM in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
FRENZY overpowered THE ORPHAN MAKER in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
KARLRAK was defeated by ANGUISH in a 2 minute veteran's match.
GELEN was devastated by DREAD in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
WOE was demolished by MESHARR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
THE WEAPONSMASTER was handily defeated by TED D. SEAVER in a 1 minute conflict.
EZK EYEJABBER vanquished FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
STIM FORTA was vanquished by SNOWFLAKE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided fray.
SKYKNIGHT devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 2 minute one-sided brawl.
ARTEMIDORUS V was savagely defeated by SAM ALE II in a 3 minute brutal novice's match.
PITLORD was beaten by BURN OUT in a 1 minute amateur's fight.
CENOTAPH was butchered by DUN THE OX in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
D. TIM TERR won victory over SLAYER in a 1 minute novice's match.
GAR SPANDU viciously subdued EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       7         AIMED BLOW        27 -  14 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         STRIKING ATTACK   41 -  30 -  7      58  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       27 -  22 -  1      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  18 -  2      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    39 -  37 -  1      51  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     10 -  20 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  40 -  4      26  |

Turn 569 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 -  2     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  4         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       SHEA TANN 4623             14   3  0  141 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
STRIKING ATTACK  FRENZY 4625                11   2  0  109 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
BASHING ATTACK   BLACKMOON 4805             10   5  1   93 ECLIPSE (409)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               19  13  1   75 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      DROOL ROCKWORM 4642        10   7  0   74 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    KARLRAK 4551               13  12  1   65 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
SLASHING ATTACK  WOE 4713                    9   5  0   45 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
WALL OF STEEL    EZK EYEJABBER 4690          8   7  0   45 BIG LAKE NOMADS (397)
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 CROSSEYED MARRY 4842.  The ten other most popular fighters were STIM 
FORTA 4826, GAR SPANDU 4847, SHADOWSPAWN 4798, SAM ALE II 4845, PETE O'FELL 4792, 
ANGUISH 4466, STOLTZ ABN 4734, SHEA TANN 4623, DEFIANCE 4619, and FRENZY 4625.

The least popular fighter this week was SLAYER 4849.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were PITLORD 4839, ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, THE WEAPONSMASTER 4677, WOE 4713, THE 
ORPHAN MAKER 4644, TIMEA UNLUUK 4840, IMCOMMENSURATE 4846, CENOTAPH 4841, EZK 
EYEJABBER 4690, and DROOL ROCKWORM 4642.