DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/19/2009    Duedate: 09/01/2009

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-609

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

AGONY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4944) [13-2-1,153]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

AGONY                          REIGN IN BLOOD
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           CLASSIC SLAYER (376)
(32-4944) [13-2-1,153]         (32-4380) [2-5-0,17]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOU C. FIRR                    CARNAGE
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4853) [18-20-0,85]         (32-5089) [4-3-0,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CAESAR'S THUGS (379)        42
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       32      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. ROMAN HEROES (73)           17      Unchartered Team
4. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        15
5. CLASSIC SLAYER (376)         1      CLASSIC SLAYER (376)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1102 668 55 62.3   1/ 1 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     10  1 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     274 182 16 60.1   2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  4 0
 3/ 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      29  21  0 58.0   3/ 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      6  3 0
 4/ 4 ROMAN HEROES (73)        663 561 70 54.2   4/ 4 ROMAN HEROES (73)         4  9 0
 5/ 0 GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)      43  43  1 50.0   5/ 5 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      1  5 0
 6/ 5 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      74  96 11 43.5   6/ 6*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)      0  2 0
 7/ 6*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)       2   5  0 28.6   7/ 0 GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)      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 624): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SKELETON of THE UNDEAD (Death Jester, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): TIBERIUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CIVIL of LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): MOTHER TERESA of OLD HABITS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): DILILAH FRANN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SUMMER RAIN of WEATHER (Sage?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): BEARSTONE KAI of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 624): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 626): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 620): DARK CREATION (Howard Phillips Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 622): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 619): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 619): THE MAGNIFICIENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 309): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): VENUSIANS (Venus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 307): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 608): ANGELS OF PAIN (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 597): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 560): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 266): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 474): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 451): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 214): SUPERSTARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 415): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 407): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 397): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 513): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 618): GERMANICUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 308): YAU (DARKFACE) of ZULU NATION (Zulu, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 612): LUNA of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          A.A. SHOCK of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
              (turn 611): NEEDS SALT of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 607): MADNESS of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 606): THE MONGOL of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
                             IVAN POISY of SPOONERTICS (Spawn, mgr.)
                             MADAME BUTTERFLY of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                 (turn 278): LURKING FEAR of ABYSMAL RITES (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 487): CHARLIE EKSA of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 473): SHMEGMA of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 454): SAND MAGGOT of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 450): GRIZOLPOP of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Agony watched as the lumbering undead dragon smashed itself into the walls of
its enclosure.  If anything, the beast was more trouble than it was when it was
alive.  It had already battered its way out of several smaller enclosures and was now
being held in a magically reinforced cage purchased from a traveling circus.
Apparently being undead meant that the creature could use its massive body as a
battering ram--feeling no pain and having endless time.
     The circlet that had been enchanted specifically to control the dragon was
already malfunctioning and only worked about half the time.  And on top of that the
accursed thing had some kind of spirit-fire breath weapon that killed just as neatly
as regular fire.
     This entire exercise had been completely futile.  Cures Madness and his
delusions of grandeur.  Madness was now off to the Isle and didn't have to face the
repercussions of having the dragon on his hands.
     Fortunately there was, perhaps, light at the end of the tunnel.  Agony scraped
together the last of the Arvat arena's discretionary funds and was able to purchase
an ancient greatsword from a group of monks and wizards at a notorious center of
learning.  They had no need for the blade but did have need of monies to fund their
new library.  So it was a somewhat fair exchange.  Agaony examined the huge weapon
closely.
     It was light and well balanced.  Runes were inscribed up and down its 6 foot
blade and it crackled with energy.  It was a unique sword.  Enchanted against both
dragons AND undead, it protected its wielder from breath weapons and the energy
draining effects of the touch of the undead.  This would certainly allow him to slay
the dragon and finally bring an end to this embarrassing chapter of his
Duelmastership.  Even better, they had sold out all 70,000 seats in the arena at
double normal prices for the show.
     Agony had one week to prepare himself.  Finally everything was in hand and
nothing could go wrong...

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARVAT will ever be the same.  And let's see, TIBERIUS fought REIGN IN BLOOD 
and gained 12 points and contributed to CAESAR'S THUGS' 1-2-0.  SPARTACUS has lost to 
CARNAGE, falling 2 points, while helping make GLADIUS MAXIMUS a 0-1-0 turn.  The 
attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and AGONY remains ARVAT's top 
warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  CHRISTIAN ROCK has cause to stand 
tall, as they were ARVAT's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team 
to beat.  And guess who avoided CHRISTIAN ROCK stable the most?  Believe it or not, 
it was DEVIL ADVOCATES.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their 
enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ARVAT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AGONY 4944                   13   2  1   153       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663          25  15  2   100       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 EAST TO WEST 4929            11   7  0    98       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           23  15  0    88       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853             18  20  0    85       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBIE DONN 5038               9   4  1    63       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 UNBREAKABLE 4996              9   4  0    62       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COMATOSE 4926                 9   4  0    55       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 E. BLISS 5096                 6   2  0    51       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-FLAVIUS 463                  10   8  1    50       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
 CARNAGE 5089                  4   3  0    46       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-OCTAVIUS 462                 10   7  0    37       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
-CRAXUS 801                    2   0  0    35       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
-MARCUS 533                   10   4  0    34       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OCTAVIUS 5054                 4   8  0    31       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-ENVY 5113                     4   0  0    31       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 BILL P. GORE 5114             3   0  0    31       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-LIL ETHE 5079                 6   2  0    27       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SPARTACUS 579                 6   6  0    25       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAMPAGE 5076                  1   0  0    21       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 REIGN IN BLOOD 4380           2   5  0    17       CLASSIC SLAYER (376)
 TIBERIUS 5106                 1   4  0    16       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD THUG III 5124      0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   ARENAMISTRESS SU      609  NONE
DEADTHUG II 5126        0  1 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   ARENAMISTRESS SU      609  NONE
NIGHT TIME HERO 5130    0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      BANDIT PRINCE         609  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

What, no personals?  Well, darn.  I guess I'll have to come up with something
personal myself.  Um.  Well, Arnie's been reading a book about food, which I thought
was, you know, safe.  I mean, what kind of trouble can food get you into?  And he
said that the book writer told us all to eat more veggies, but be sure to wash them
well first.  So I asked, "Hot cycle, cold cycle, or permanent press?"  And things
went downhill from there.  Which, if you don't write any personals next time, I may
have to tell you about. -- Arenamistress Sugar

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD THUG III was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DEADTHUG II was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
NIGHT TIME HERO was easily killed by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
AGONY won victory over EAST TO WEST in a popular 1 minute master's Title brawl.
ARTEMIDORUS IV luckily beat LOU C. FIRR in a crowd pleasing 3 minute master's match.
ARTEMIDORUS V narrowly defeated UNBREAKABLE in a 20 minute one-sided struggle.
CARNAGE savagely defeated SPARTACUS in a action packed 5 minute gruesome melee.
ABBIE DONN vanquished DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
COMATOSE outwaited OCTAVIUS in a popular 13 minute gory duel.
E. BLISS overpowered FRATSFA SLAVE in a 2 minute one-sided melee.
REIGN IN BLOOD was narrowly defeated by TIBERIUS in a 3 minute brutal match.
BILL P. GORE devastated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   7 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  32 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  31 -  1      33  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   8 -  0      11  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 609 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  AGONY 4944                 13   2  1  153 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663        25  15  2  100 ROMAN HEROES (73)
AIMED BLOW       EAST TO WEST 4929          11   7  0   98 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
LUNGING ATTACK   CARNAGE 5089                4   3  0   46 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LOU C. FIRR 4853.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CARNAGE 5089.  The ten other most popular fighters were LOU C. FIRR 4853, 
OCTAVIUS 5054, TIBERIUS 5106, ARTEMIDORUS IV 4663, AGONY 4944, ABBIE DONN 5038, E. 
BLISS 5096, REIGN IN BLOOD 4380, BILL P. GORE 5114, and EAST TO WEST 4929.

The least popular fighter this week was ARTEMIDORUS V 4686.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were COMATOSE 4926, UNBREAKABLE 4996, SPARTACUS 579, NIGHT TIME HERO 
5130, DEADTHUG II 5126, DEAD THUG III 5124, EAST TO WEST 4929, BILL P. GORE 5114, 
REIGN IN BLOOD 4380, and E. BLISS 5096.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ARTEMIDORUS IV (32-4663) ROMAN HEROES (73)