DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/04/2009    Duedate: 02/17/2009

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-595

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SNOWFLAKE
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
(32-4689) [19-15-1,139]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SNOWFLAKE                      EAST TO WEST
RILL'S GCSC2 (370)             CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
(32-4689) [19-15-1,139]        (32-4929) [3-3-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

AWE                            FATTY BOLGER
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           FOR THE SHIRE (359)
(32-4861) [9-12-1,85]          (32-4966) [1-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        51
2. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)        34      SARATOGA GLORY (352)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       30      Unchartered Team
4. BARN OF HORRORS (358)       25
5. ROMAN HEROES (73)           19      CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)     228 137 22 62.5   1/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     7  6 1
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1070 644 55 62.4   2/ 6 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      7  6 0
 3/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     242 165 14 59.5   3/ 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)         5  9 1
 4/ 5 ROMAN HEROES (73)        644 526 70 55.0   4/ 7 BARN OF HORRORS (358)     4  8 0
 5/ 6 BARN OF HORRORS (358)    104  91  6 53.3   5/ 1 SARATOGA GLORY (352)      4 11 0
 6/ 7 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)       155 151  5 50.7   6/ 5 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)        3  0 0
 7/ 8 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       28  29  1 49.1   7/ 8 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       3  8 0
 8-10 THE REPUBLIC (380)        60  69  4 46.5   8- 4 THE REPUBLIC (380)        2  0 0
 9/11 FOR THE SHIRE (359)       26  32  1 44.8   9/10 HOUSE OF JADE (414)       1  3 0
10/ 0*CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)       4   8  0 33.3  10/ 0*CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      1  4 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 610): KEEL HAULER of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): CORIANELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): WIND RIDER of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): CRICKET of LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): VERCINGETORIX of DEATH INCARNATE (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): OPASAN of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LOWLY WORM of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): ANGUS ARGUS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): JEREMY CAMP of POSITIVE ALTERNATIVE (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 278): SHADOWCAT HAMMER of MUTANT HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): MOSSIE ROCKTROLL of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 437): MELOST THE GRAY of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): GAFFER SMITH of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 383): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 499): SISTER X of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 610): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 612): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 606): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 608): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 598): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 300): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 592): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 583): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): DEVILED HAM (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 578): MIKES HEROES (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 259): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 473): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 442): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 437): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 207): MONGOL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 383): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 499): REIGNING DOO et al (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 607): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 605): ANTONIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            DARDANIUS of IDES OF MARCH (Caesar, mgr.)
                            BLACK BELT of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 302): LE PLON of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VELVET FINISH of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 598): MAD DOG MONTANA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 597): CELADUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 299): BEDLAM of CHAOS (Lord of Chaos, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 594): EASTER GUARDIAN of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 546): LEO POWERS of MEDAL OF HONOR F1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 272): BULLPEN ACE of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                             PIZZA PIE PARTY of THINGS I DROOL IN (Nuln, mgr.)
                 (turn 271): SISTER MERCY of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                             MAGIC WAND of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             BOQ of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 460): ENIGMA XXV of DEATH STUDS XII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 405): KOLBAN TEN TAHL of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  SARATOGA GLORY?  Who?  DEVIL ADVOCATES is the top team these days, 
buddies!  Those betting on SARATOGA GLORY lost their shirt, as SARATOGA GLORY lost 
their fighting abilities:  0-5-0.  Nothing works for a team like victory (How's that 
for a perceptive observation?) as ANGELS OF PAIN can attest...  Say what you will 
about blind luck and dirty fighting, but DEVIL ADVOCATES will tell you 1070-644-55 is 
nothing to laugh at...  ANGELS OF PAIN had cause to celebrate, after AWE got 21 
points by beating THE SCOUSER.  THE SCOUSER certainly had a baffled expression on his 
face, after losing to AWE and losing 18 points in the process!  Duelmaster EASTER 
GUARDIAN from SARATOGA GLORY is going for the gold, as he Dark Arena Challenged DARK 
ARENA's SHEWISH GIANT.  Ooh, the excitement!  The crowds were amazed this turn, as 
SHEWISH GIANT killed the Duelmaster, EASTER GUARDIAN, leaving SARATOGA GLORY in 
mourning.  The audience got their money's worth, as they witnessed SNOWFLAKE attain 
the throne at the cost of EASTER GUARDIAN's life!  So who was the warrior seen 
charging into immovable walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic 
problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in ARVAT avoid DEVIL ADVOCATES.  The warriors of 
DEVIL ADVOCATES found their efforts at combat frustrated as ROMAN HEROES apparently 
had more important things to do than fight.  Is it charming personality?  
Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, SNOWFLAKE is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Oh hard!  that 
to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As the seasons change, and the creatures of the 
wild change also, so do I feel a yearning to leave this place.  Like a mixed 
metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid ARVAT farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOWFLAKE 4689               19  15  1   139       RILL'S GCSC2 (370)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNDEAD DUCK 4612             10   4  0   115       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 DEE T. EMTER 4860            12   8  0   104       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          19  10  2    87       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LUCIUS 4620                  18  15  0    86       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 AWE 4861                      9  12  1    85       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634        23   8  1    78       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 MADNESS 4980                  6   0  1    74       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           19   8  0    69       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE SCOUSER 4858             12   9  0    62       SARATOGA GLORY (352)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853             11  13  0    60       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-ANDRONICUS 4660               7   6  0    57       THE REPUBLIC (380)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MARA ACOMA 4924               6   4  0    52       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
-BRUTUS 4951                   5   1  0    43       THE REPUBLIC (380)
 ABBIE DONN 5038               2   0  1    38       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 AGONY 4944                    4   1  1    35       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAST TO WEST 4929             3   3  0    32       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
-S. MOE DEUS 4999              4   1  0    30       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-PITT 4917                     3   1  0    26       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 PANIC 4947                    5   3  1    25       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CHICKENSTEIN 5029             1   0  0    20       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 MAD COW 4976                  4   3  0    15       BARN OF HORRORS (358)
 FATTY BOLGER 4966             1   0  0    15       FOR THE SHIRE (359)
-TOBIAS 4919                   2   3  0    13       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 COMATOSE 4926                 1   0  0    13       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 UNBREAKABLE 4996              0   1  0    11       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 RUFUS BURROWS 4974            3   1  0    10       FOR THE SHIRE (359)
 OCTAVIUS 5054                 1   0  0     8       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-ARTEMIDORUS IX 5037           1   0  0     8       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 SAM I. ELLE 5056              0   1  0     1       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-DRAL 5035                     0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF JADE (414)
 PROCHNOW 5034                 0   1  0     1       HOUSE OF JADE (414)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT AN ANGEL 5055       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   MOUNTAIN TROLL        595  NONE
DARK ONE'S AUNT 5052    0  1 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  WURM KIN              595  NONE
DARK ONE'S SISTE 5051   0  1 0 BARN OF HORRORS 358  MOUNTAIN TROLL        595  NONE
AMY GRANT 5011          0  1 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 415   BANDIT PRINCE         595  NONE
GONE 4928               0  1 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 415   SPYMASTER             595  NONE
ANDWISE ROPER 4937      3  2 1 FOR THE SHIRE 359    ABBIE DONN 5038       594   
DARK ONE'S BREAT 5053   0  1 0 FOR THE SHIRE 359    BANDIT PRINCE         595  NONE
DARK ONE'S MOMMA 5049   0  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352   STONE GOLEM           595  NONE
EASTER GUARDIAN 4706   14  7 1 SARATOGA GLORY 352   SHEWISH GIANT         595  NONE
NIGHTSHADE 5050         0  1 0 SARATOGA GLORY 352   BLACK ORC             595  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Andwise Roper and teammates -- Sorry 'bout that kill.  Here I was, trying to get the
jump and it seems I didn't know my own strength... It was certainly unintentional! --
Abbie Donn

Lucius -- ARGH!!  Dang Romans! -- Awe

Easter Guardian -- Great.  I do well in the tournament and you have to knock me back
to reality.  Good fight. -- Dee T. Emter

RUMOR OF THE WEEK -- The recent rumors of a gold rush appear to be unfounded.  Iron
pyrite appears to be plentiful in the area.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EASTER GUARDIAN was barely slain by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARK ONE'S AUNT was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena melee.
DARK ONE'S BREATH was murdered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DARK ONE'S SISTER was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena contest.
NIGHTSHADE was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena fight.
NOT AN ANGEL was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena brawl.
AMY GRANT was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena match.
GONE was easily killed by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena fight.
DARK ONE'S MOMMA was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
RUFUS BURROWS was vanquished by ABBIE DONN in a 1 minute one-sided Bloodfeud duel.
SNOWFLAKE won victory over LUCIUS in a popular 1 minute veteran's Title duel.
DEE T. EMTER overpowered ARTEMIDORUS V in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
ARTEMIDORUS IV narrowly defeated MOUNTAIN GENERAL in a 15 minute master's competition.
THE SCOUSER was demolished by AWE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MADNESS handily defeated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LOU C. FIRR overpowered EAST TO WEST in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
AGONY savagely defeated MAD COW in a 2 minute bloody brawl.
PANIC devastated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
COMATOSE subdued SAM I. ELLE in a 2 minute bout.
FATTY BOLGER savagely defeated UNBREAKABLE in a popular 4 minute bloody match.
CHICKENSTEIN devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
OCTAVIUS savagely defeated PROCHNOW in a popular 9 minute gruesome novice's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      9         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  19 -  4      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  31 -  4      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         TOTAL PARRY       41 -  42 -  1      49  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   19 -  28 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   9 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW        13 -  25 -  1      34  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -  10 -  0       9  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 595 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SNOWFLAKE 4689             19  15  1  139 RILL'S GCSC2 (370)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE T. EMTER 4860          12   8  0  104 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       LUCIUS 4620                18  15  0   86 ROMAN HEROES (73)
BASHING ATTACK   MADNESS 4980                6   0  1   74 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  ABBIE DONN 5038             2   0  1   38 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is AWE 4861.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
FATTY BOLGER 4966.  The ten other most popular fighters were OCTAVIUS 5054, DEE T. 
EMTER 4860, AGONY 4944, AWE 4861, LOU C. FIRR 4853, LUCIUS 4620, SAM I. ELLE 5056, 
NOT AN ANGEL 5055, ABBIE DONN 5038, and MADNESS 4980.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PROCHNOW 5034, MOUNTAIN GENERAL 4634, UNBREAKABLE 4996, MAD COW 
4976, RUFUS BURROWS 4974, DARK ONE'S MOMMA 5049, GONE 4928, AMY GRANT 5011, DARK 
ONE'S SISTER 5051, and DARK ONE'S AUNT 5052.

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

EASTER GUARDIAN (32-4706) SARATOGA GLORY (352)