DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/14/2008    Duedate: 05/27/2008

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-576

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TED D. SEAVER
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4824) [13-0-2,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              BAAAD BOB
                               WAX HOSTILE (399)
                               (32-4681) [2-1-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ANGUISH                        EASTER GUARDIAN
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           SARATOGA GLORY (352)
(32-4466) [22-17-1,84]         (32-4706) [1-1-0,18]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ROMAN HEROES (73)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SARATOGA GLORY (352)        57
2. THE REPUBLIC (380)          46      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        37      Unchartered Team
4. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       28
5. ROMAN HEROES (73)           24      WAX HOSTILE (399)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     172  98 18 63.7   1/ 1 ROMAN HEROES (73)        11  3 1
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1028 599 54 63.2   2/ 7 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      9  3 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     203 126  7 61.7   3/ 5 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     9  5 1
 4/ 4 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     73  51  4 58.9   4/ 4 CRUCIBLE (410)            8  6 1
 5/ 6 ROMAN HEROES (73)        598 486 68 55.2   5/ 9 THE REPUBLIC (380)        8  6 0
 6/ 5 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      54  47  9 53.5   6/ 2 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        6  5 0
 7/ 7 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       142 136  5 51.1   7/ 3 ECLIPSE (409)             6  9 0
 8/ 9 THE REPUBLIC (380)        40  49  3 44.9   8/ 8 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      5  7 1
 9/ 8 CRUCIBLE (410)            49  63  7 43.8   9/10 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     4 10 1
10/10 ECLIPSE (409)             44  71  8 38.3  10/ 6 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      4 10 0
11/11*WAX HOSTILE (399)          4  12  0 25.0  11/11*WAX HOSTILE (399)         2  9 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.

Hail Arvat!

I am Ted D. Seaver, your new, improved Duelmaster.  I took the title with an inspired
fight against my alliance mate Gelen.  I think Gelen mailed it in a bit, seeing as he
was already packed and headed straight to the Isle from the arena after our bout!
Still, I learned quite a bit from the old warhorse and salute him for his long
career!  Though the lack of a Duelmaster's Column is completerly unacceptable.  Then
again, he's a basher.  Many of them can't read or write...

The challenger champs are very crowded this week and who knows who I will be fighting
this week?  There are numerous possibilities here.  I am going to let my manager
choose my challenges and avoids as I want to maximize my chances of staying on top!
After all, you need at least 3 turns as Duelmaster before the good advertising deals
start coming in.  I could make a fortune in endorsements if I play my cards right!

On a more serious note, it has come to my attention that a false Rumor ot the Week
was posted this turn!  I was instructed to warn the writer of these fake rumors that
we have ways of finding out who is responsible!!

As for the true Rumor of the Week, fortunately there were seven deaths in the arena,
not five, and it looks like the Gate will stay closed for a while more, yet.

That's all for this week.  We'll chat more if I'm back on top next time!

Ted D. Seaver

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARVAT, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  RILL'S GCSC2 after a sorry 1-2-0 might want to 
consider abandoning the sands and taking up singing the 'Can't fight no more' blues!  
What's a move up by 5 you ask?  (alright, maybe you didn't ask)  Cause for 
celebration, according to SARATOGA GLORY.  THE REPUBLIC posted a nice gain, to come 
in 5th.  Everybody loves a winner...  Practice pays for MYSTIC MIRAGE, who pummelled 
APPIUS, to pocket 25 points.  APPIUS certainly had a baffled expression on his face, 
after losing to MYSTIC MIRAGE and losing 20 points in the process!  VARIUS found out 
that ARVAT isn't a democracy.  You've gotta be the best to be Duelmaster here!  So 
who's the team that's been walking into taverns last week and ordering milk?  Sounds 
like a PR stunt to me.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of ECLIPSE, alone and unchallenged.  Like a 
pup with its tail between its legs, THE REPUBLIC scurried away from ECLIPSE.  Oh, the 
shame!  If challenges were horses, STRIDER could open up a fast food joint!  As a 
confidence booster, FRENZY challenged BOLT THROWER, down 27 points.  Do you also slay 
vicious rodents in your spare time, FRENZY?  Warriors of ARVAT!  Do you wish your 
reputations tainted by the base challenge of FRENZY?  Mismatched by 13 points, 
MESHARR was bested by BLACKMOON.  Is this really worth noting?  I thought BLACKMOON 
showed great skill and promise when he won victory over MESHARR.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Never one to 
advocate diplomacy and restraint, I was pleased to see THE REPUBLIC retaliate against 
CRUCIBLE in bloodfeud!  Charity is unknown in ARVAT, and rightly so.  DEVIL ADVOCATES 
exacted their revenge against ECLIPSE.  Questions are being raised about the 
disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in ARVAT would I 
avoid!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  More important duties call me.  ARVAT, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Dripping Blade.  'Til next 
time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TED D. SEAVER 4824           13   0  2   133       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FRENZY 4625                  13   5  1   133       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 LUCIUS 4620                  12   3  0    92       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 MESHARR 4554                 14  16  0    91       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOLT THROWER 4821            12  11  0    89       CRUCIBLE (410)
 VARIUS 4424                   8   4  1    87       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 ANGUISH 4466                 22  17  1    84       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 DREAD 4666                    9   5  0    83       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 KARLRAK 4551                 16  16  1    76       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635            7   4  1    63       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 DEMONIC EGG 4202             10   9  1    62       BARN OF HORRORS (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818          9  11  2    54       CRUCIBLE (410)
 CANNIBALISTIC COW 4617        8   8  2    54       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               11   4  1    50       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          10   2  1    50       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 MARCELLUS 4659                4   4  0    50       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 APOLLONIUS 4423               9   8  1    48       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 LUCRETIUS 4687                9   1  2    47       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        10   2  1    46       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 CYRUS 4428                    9   8  2    41       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 UNDEAD DUCK 4612              2   1  0    41       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 APPIUS 4437                  10   5  1    39       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 SKYKNIGHT 4796                6   8  0    38       ECLIPSE (409)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853              4   2  0    36       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WAR EAGLE 4767                4   1  0    33       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 BAAAD BOB 4681                2   1  0    32       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 ANDRONICUS 4660               4   3  0    31       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 FUTARK 4851                   3   4  1    29       CRUCIBLE (410)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686            7   3  0    28       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 SPURIUS 4545                  4   5  1    28       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 SAM ALE II 4845               5   3  0    25       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860             2   0  0    24       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCUS 4850                   5   1  1    21       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 HAVOK 4871                    1   0  0    20       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 EASTER GUARDIAN 4706          1   1  0    18       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 PITLORD 4839                  3   6  2    17       ECLIPSE (409)
 SCRIBONIUS 4856               2   2  0    16       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)
 THE SCOUSER 4858              2   0  0    15       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 COFFIN FODDER 4866            1   0  0    14       CRUCIBLE (410)
 SLAYER 4849                   2   6  0    12       ECLIPSE (409)
 HARRY MANN 4872               1   0  1    11       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 AWE 4861                      1   1  0    10       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 ARTEMIDORUS VI 4869           1   0  0     9       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 BOOKIE BOBBIE 4679            1   2  0     5       WAX HOSTILE (399)
 STRIDER 4862                  1   2  0     5       CRUCIBLE (410)
 BLENDER BOB 4683              0   3  0     3       WAX HOSTILE (399)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      HARRY MANN 4872       576  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BLOODY BUNNY 4868       0  1 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  SHEWISH GIANT         576  NONE
BLOODY GOAT 4867        0  1 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  BANDIT PRINCE         576  NONE
ROMAN BATH BOY 4870     0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   SPYMASTER             576  NONE
SERVIUS 4410           16  7 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   FRENZY 4625           575   
BURN OUT 4843           1  5 0 CRUCIBLE 410         ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663   574   
D. TIM TERR 4844        3  2 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  PITLORD 4839          573  JUST REVENGED
DARKONE 4873            0  1 0 ECLIPSE 409          BLACK ORC             576  NONE
COMMODUS 4429           7  9 0 THE REPUBLIC 380     FUTARK 4851           575  JUST REVENGED
BOB N' WEAVE BOB 4682   0  3 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      HIGH ELF              576  NONE
BURLY BOB 4680          1  3 0 WAX HOSTILE 399      MOUNTAIN TROLL        576  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Rumo OTW -- Looked like 5 to me.  Oh well, there goes the neighborhood.  And us just
arriving too. -- Wax Hostile

Cyrus -- Good fight.  It's all about the experience. -- Mountain General

Appius -- Well done, turning the tides on me as well as you did.  I'll need to try
something else when next we meet. -- Mystic Mirage

Slayer -- Fortunately for me, you did not live up to your name.  You certainly are a
tiny little thing aren't you. -- War Eagle

Bob N' Weave Bob -- After my workout I think I can make even quicker work of you. --
The Scouser

Ted -- It is good to see that my odds were right on the money! -- the Trainer

Blackmoon -- Even though my warriors never had the honor of fighting you I'd like to
wish you luck in your future endeavors.  Congratulations!  Go and do Arvat proud! --
the Trainer

The Trainer's official Arvat line for Duelmaster of Turn 576:

Ted D. Seaver        2:9
Frenzy              12:1
Varius              17:1
Bolt Thrower        20:1
Mesharr             44:1
Blender Bob     95,000:1

Caesar -- My Condolences on the loss of Servius.  The loss of a former Duelmaster and
one so close to immortality is never an easy passing. -- the Trainer

Karlrak -- Consider that revenge for the killing of Frankenrooster.  I consider us
even now. -- Demonic Egg

Bolt Thrower -- Hmmm....  I don't think I plan on running into you again if I can
help it.  That was ugly on my part. -- Cannibalistic Cow

Apollonius -- Just be happy that I left my Battle Axe at home. -- Undead Duck

For those of you interest, Werebunny was 15-5-9-17-17-14-7 SL, Norm/Good.  He went
1-3 in his only tourney and died with an Expert Init.  In 11 FE he learned a total of
10 skills, 6 of which were Parry.  I just don't have patience with warriors that
learn poorly, learn bad things and generally fight poorly, despite the nice numbers.
RIP Werebunny. -- Mad Max

Rumor of the week:  Of Devil Advocates 1024 wins 761 of them were attained by using
video tape of the previous week's warrior they fought.  Commissioner Max is looking
into these matters and we will report more on this next week.

I can't believe I got an invite to the isle! -- Blackmoon

Spurius -- You could have at least let me learn something from you. -- Skyknight

War Eagle -- Geez!  Your head can take a beating. -- Slayer

Mad Max -- It is I, Fox, manager of the Eclipse Stalbe.  I welcome you back to the
humble swamp town of Arvat.  May we have a long and friendly relationship on the
sands.

Caesar -- Stay away from my stable boys. -- Fox, mgr Eclipse

Caesar's Thugs -- Thanks for saying that Kodiak and I have potential to be legendary.
-- Fox, mgr Eclipse

Mad Max -- Greetings from Crucible. -- Kodiak, mgr

Wax Hostile -- Welcome to Arvat.  Learn quickly to use those avoids on Roman Heroes.
Caesar is quite fond of the down challenge.  In your case last turn the massive down
challenge.  He has built up an excellent record lately by employing such tactics
regularly.  He is an honor-less, valor-less, plebeian. -- Kodiak

Blackmoon -- Congrats on the invite. -- Kodiak

Snowflake -- That evens us up at 1 a piece.  And again another epic contest.
Congratulations on your victory.  I'll take any results with you so long as those
learns stay like that. -- Slapyouinpublic

Commodus -- Seems a lot of folks were after me last round.  Sorry your challenge made
it.  I await your bloodfeud. -- Futark

Rumor of the week:  The agents of the TRUE rumor of the week are seeking out the
FALSE rumor writer.  Word has it that violence shall ensue!

Romans -- I sincerely apologize for my overenthusiasm in my battle against the worthy
Servius.  Apparently I live up to my name.  I shall instruct my second to await word
of your bloodfeud. -- Frenzy

Congratulations to Lucretius. -- TV of Arvat

Blackmoon -- Congrats on the invite and good riddance!  You've been quite the
challenge for us! -- Angels and Devils

Artie 4 -- Wow.  Nice job.  I thought I had you there.  At least I get a free fight
out of the deal. -- Sam Ale II

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BURLY BOB was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BOB N' WEAVE BOB was slaughtered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ROMAN BATH BOY was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
BLOODY BUNNY was savagely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
BLOODY GOAT was assassinated by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARKONE was killed by BLACK ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena competition.
CYRUS narrowly defeated FUTARK in a 2 minute brutal Bloodfeud struggle.
LOU C. FIRR devastated PITLORD in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Bloodfeud competition.
LUCRETIUS unbelievably bested SKYKNIGHT in a 5 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
FRENZY vanquished BOLT THROWER in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BLACKMOON vanquished MESHARR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
CANNIBALISTIC COW was overpowered by KARLRAK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SLAPYOUINPUBLIC subdued SNOWFLAKE in a 2 minute master's Challenge match.
SLAYER was outwaited by THE SCOUSER in a 8 minute Challenge contest.
SCRIBONIUS demolished BLENDER BOB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
DEE T. EMTER overpowered STRIDER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge conflict.
TED D. SEAVER overpowered VARIUS in a 1 minute one-sided Title duel.
LUCIUS devastated ANGUISH in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DEMONIC EGG was overpowered by DREAD in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
APPIUS was devastated by MYSTIC MIRAGE in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
MOUNTAIN GENERAL savagely defeated BAAAD BOB in a 4 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
MARCELLUS devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
SAM ALE II was vanquished by APOLLONIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ARTEMIDORUS IV handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a unpopular 4 minute uneven duel.
UNDEAD DUCK overpowered SPURIUS in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ARTEMIDORUS V luckily beat EASTER GUARDIAN in a exciting 11 minute duel.
MARCUS was overpowered by WAR EAGLE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
ANDRONICUS demolished OSKSI NOBLE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
BOOKIE BOBBIE lost to ARTEMIDORUS VI in a action packed 3 minute novice's fray.
AWE was luckily beaten by COFFIN FODDER in a exciting 5 minute beginner's competition.
HAVOK overpowered EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
HARRY MANN slew PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         TOTAL PARRY       39 -  10 -  3      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         AIMED BLOW        37 -  21 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  9         LUNGING ATTACK    43 -  37 -  2      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  30 -  3      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    4         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   9 -  3      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-RIPOSTE     14 -  19 -  0      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  19 -  3      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -  11 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  28 -  4      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 576 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:

TOTAL PARRY        7 -  2     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  6         3  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         3 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  3         3  AIMED BLOW     
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
LUNGING ATTACK     8 -  6     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  TED D. SEAVER 4824         13   0  2  133 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       LUCIUS 4620                12   3  0   92 ROMAN HEROES (73)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANGUISH 4466               22  17  1   84 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DEMONIC EGG 4202           10   9  1   62 BARN OF HORRORS (358)
TOTAL PARRY      SNOWFLAKE 4689             11   4  1   50 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ANGUISH 4466.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was EASTER GUARDIAN 4706.  The ten other most popular fighters were AWE 4861, BAAAD 
BOB 4681, BOOKIE BOBBIE 4679, CYRUS 4428, LUCRETIUS 4687, SLAPYOUINPUBLIC 4818, LOU 
C. FIRR 4853, KARLRAK 4551, MYSTIC MIRAGE 4635, and MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THE SCOUSER 4858, COFFIN FODDER 4866, ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, 
SPURIUS 4545, SAM ALE II 4845, APPIUS 4437, DEMONIC EGG 4202, ANGUISH 4466, VARIUS 
4424, and STRIDER 4862.

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

BLACKMOON (32-4805) ECLIPSE (409)