DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/16/2009    Duedate: 09/29/2009

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-611

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

EAST TO WEST
CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
(32-4929) [12-8-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MARCELLUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
ROMAN HEROES (73)              
(32-5133) [17-2-0,174]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOU C. FIRR                    CARNAGE
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-4853) [19-21-0,91]         (32-5089) [6-3-0,54]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       41
2. ROMAN HEROES (73)           21      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)        15      Unchartered Team
4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)      5
5. GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)         0      COMIC RELIEF (170)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1110 670 56 62.4   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  3 1
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     277 185 16 60.0   2/ 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)         6  6 0
 3/ 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      30  24  0 55.6   3/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      5  3 0
 4/ 4 ROMAN HEROES (73)        667 565 70 54.1   4/ 4 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      2  5 0
 5- 5 GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)      43  43  1 50.0   5/ 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   1  4 0
 6- 6 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      74  99 11 42.8   6- 5 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      1  5 0
 7/ 0 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  442 707 15 38.5   7- 7 GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)      0  1 0
 8- 7*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)       2   5  0 28.6   8- 6*CLASSIC SLAYER (376)      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 626): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 628): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 622): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 624): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 621): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 614): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 308): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 610): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 608): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 599): WHITE LIGHTNING of ON THE ROCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 562): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 286): YUMALESCA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 280): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 489): FONZETH HILGRA of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 476): GREEN DISEASE of MEDICAL BIOHAZARD 4 (Jekyll, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 456): XAVAN YOLE of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 453): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 515): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS ( ?, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 626): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 628): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 622): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 623): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 621): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 614): BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 308): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 610): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 608): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 599): LOST CAUSE (Vol, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 562): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 285): MIKES HEROES (Mike?, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 280): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 267): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 488): MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 476): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 456): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 453): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 215): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 515): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 626): MORAVIA MAUVE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 628): CARLOTTA of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 621): PIE EYED PIPER of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 624): SILVIA MINNO of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
                           MAREY D'NUIT of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 624): STEWIE GRIFFIN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 310): CASH MEALS of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 614): LIME of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          GLAUCO of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
              (turn 613): RED HOT CHILI of BOHICA (Scruffy, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 609): ARTEMIDORUS IV of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 607): DARK JOURNEY of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 280): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
                     (turn 279): CHINA MILKMAID of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful)
                             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 267): PETRA QUORD of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              EXTRUSION of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 265): C.H.S. of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                  (turn 416): MOKO TEN ZORA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 398): GABRIELLE REESE of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Agony had one more turn until he was scheduled to sit out until the All Hallows
Eve Tournament, but training was the last thing on his mind.  Ever since he had
defeated the undead dragon and become one of Arvat's best known Duelmasters of all
time he had been shackled by the accursed magical sword that he'd used to slay the
beast.
     He had immediately paid the Mage's Guild of Arvat to research the sword, as he
should have done in the first place, and determined that it had been the ruling sword
of the nobility of the area for many hundreds of years and was then buried with the
last of their line over five hundred years ago.  Ovet the centuries the crypts of the
ruling family were lost and consumed by the swamps.  Recently, during the excavation
of Caesar's monstrous golf course, the tombs were uncovered and promply looted by
some of the enterprising coolies working as laborers.
     Somehow the magi purchased it and then pawned it off on Agony, claiming that
they had it in their vaults forever and needed to sell off some items to make some
coin.
     But that wasn't the worst of it.  The sword proved to be extremely intelligent
and even more powerful than anyone suspected.  Now it was haunting Agony day and
night, demanding that he rise up and slay the Duke, only to transplant him as ruler
of Arvat and resume the rule of the area.  Agony wasn't morally averse to glory or
even the idea of one day ruling a city.  Why not?  It wasn't a bad way to live...
But he was dedicated to his career as a gladiator, at least for now.
     If the Dark One was around, he might be able to determine a magical spell to
break the bond between man and blade, but he was off organizing the Free Blades
Regional Tournament team and was doing scouting on another plane or some such.  There
was no one else to turn to.
     With that, there was a knock on the door of his study.  He opened it slowly to
admit Tiberius, on of Caesar's promising young gladiators.
     "Well met, Duelmaster."  Tiberius nodded at Agony, "But I am here on official
business.  Caesar has learned that your new blade there was plundered from his
property.  Here is the deed to the land stating that anything discovered there is
officially the property of Caeser.  He would like it returned."
     Agony nodded.  "I would like nothing more than to give the sword to Caesar.
Unfortunately, it has other ideas."
     Tiberius, assuming that Agony was dissembling, grew wroth.  "If you will not
agree to reason, Caesar has let me know that the next step is to take the matter up
with your master, the Dark One.  They are close allies and it will go poorly with you
if you disobey."
     Agony was about to explain the situation, when, of its own accord, the sword
took control.  Agony's hand grasped the sword, drew it and lopped off the young
Tiberius' head in one clean motion!  The body collapsed to the floor, blood spurting
from severed arteries.
     Agony cursed.  The damned sword!  Caesar would be most upset.  Tiberius was one
of his more promising up and comers.
     AS he pondered his next move, the blade began whispering seductively.  "Ah, but
no one need know...  We can frame your teammate Bill P. Gore, who has of late been
practicing with Tiberius.  Make it look like a training accident.  Leave the deatails
with me..."
     Agony nodded slowly, as if drugged.  "Yes.  That makes sense..."
     He thought that there was something wrong with the suggestion, but couldn't
figure out what it was.  It would be easier for him to just go along with the sword,
for now at least.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  DEVIL ADVOCATES had cause to celebrate, after 
ABBIE DONN got 22 points by beating HERON.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 4 points to BILL P. GORE.  (Discrete enough, 
FILLIS BOUY?) In ARVAT, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a 
new Duelmaster, EAST TO WEST.  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 a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in ARVAT avoid DEVIL ADVOCATES.  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of ANGELS OF PAIN, so did that sorry team shy from 
DEVIL ADVOCATES Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral 
hygiene?  Whatever it is, EAST TO WEST is the most challenged warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  My fingers tire and I fear my incessant 
prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable character.  ARVAT, I leave 
you now.  The Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Swinging Aardvark.  'Til 
next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EAST TO WEST 4929            12   8  0   107       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MARCELLUS 5133               17   2  0   174       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           25  15  0    94       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 HERON 4273                   17  42  1    94       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 AGONY 4944                   14   3  1    92       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 ABBIE DONN 5038              11   4  1    92       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853             19  21  0    91       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETER PIQUIN 4434            20  12  0    80       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SARLOW 4346                  14  34  0    76       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNBREAKABLE 4996              9   5  0    63       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 E. BLISS 5096                 8   2  0    56       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-COMATOSE 4926                 9   5  0    54       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 CARNAGE 5089                  6   3  0    54       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLAVIUS 463                  10   8  1    50       GLADIUS MAXIMUS (61)
 BILL P. GORE 5114             5   0  1    50       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536              9  18  0    45       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-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  10  0    33       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 LIL ETHE 5079                 7   3  0    31       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-ENVY 5113                     4   0  0    31       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-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)
 CUTLER BATES 4813             2   0  0    19       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-REIGN IN BLOOD 4380           2   5  0    17       CLASSIC SLAYER (376)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BROKEN HALO 5140        0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   STONE GOLEM           611  NONE
TIBERIUS 5106           1  5 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   BILL P. GORE 5114     610   
MICHAEL VICK 5128       0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      HIGH ELF              611  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, flatten me with a flounder!  I didn't expect this, but we're back by demand,
though I don't know if it's popular or not. -- Jorja, Fisherman's Wharf

26 August 09
     There has been a run lately of personals and columns turning up in the wrong
     arenas.  When you email in something, check and make sure you have the correct
     arena number!  It's easy for a finger to slip onto the wrong key.  When the
     receipt comes back, check again to be sure it went where you intended!
     Vigilance is your friend, and mine too. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MICHAEL VICK was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
BROKEN HALO was slaughtered by STONE GOLEM in a dull 4 minute Dark Arena battle.
AGONY was defeated by EAST TO WEST in a 1 minute master's Title duel.
MARCELLUS devastated PETER PIQUIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
HERON was devastated by ABBIE DONN in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
ARTEMIDORUS V defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 5 minute one-sided struggle.
SARLOW was handily defeated by LOU C. FIRR in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CARNAGE viciously subdued CAPTURED ORC in a popular 3 minute expert vs. beginner duel.
FILLIS BOUY lost to BILL P. GORE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
E. BLISS narrowly defeated OCTAVIUS in a 3 minute melee.
LIL ETHE was narrowly defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
CUTLER BATES devastated CONVICTED THIEF 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         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   6 -  0      73  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW        14 -   9 -  3      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  37 -  0      41  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  28 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   9 -  0      10  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 611 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         3 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         5  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       EAST TO WEST 4929          12   8  0  107 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
TOTAL PARRY      ARTEMIDORUS V 4686         25  15  0   94 ROMAN HEROES (73)
STRIKING ATTACK  AGONY 4944                 14   3  1   92 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
LUNGING ATTACK   CARNAGE 5089                6   3  0   54 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 MARCELLUS 5133, BILL 
P. GORE 5114, OCTAVIUS 5054, EAST TO WEST 4929, ABBIE DONN 5038, LOU C. FIRR 4853, 
CUTLER BATES 4813, AGONY 4944, LIL ETHE 5079, and MICHAEL VICK 5128.

The least popular fighter this week was BROKEN HALO 5140.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were E. BLISS 5096, FILLIS BOUY 4536, SARLOW 4346, ARTEMIDORUS V 
4686, HERON 4273, PETER PIQUIN 4434, MICHAEL VICK 5128, LIL ETHE 5079, AGONY 4944, 
and CUTLER BATES 4813.