DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/14/2009    Duedate: 10/27/2009

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-613

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOU C. FIRR                    PETER PIQUIN
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4853) [21-21-0,108]        (32-4434) [20-14-0,80]

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)        20
2. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     18      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       10      Unchartered Team
4. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)         0
5. ROMAN HEROES (73)          %-100    BEEN THERE (383)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1118 672 56 62.5   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    12  3 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     278 188 16 59.7   2/ 2 ROMAN HEROES (73)         6  8 0
 3- 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      30  24  0 55.6   3/ 5 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   3 12 0
 4/ 4 ROMAN HEROES (73)        671 571 70 54.0   4/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      2  5 0
 5/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  444 715 15 38.3   5- 4 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      1  0 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     Agony finished penning his note to the Duke of Arvat shortly after leaving the
community baths in the arena.  The message was brief, but to the point, warning that
he, former Duelmaster and respected gladiator, was being compelled to attempt an
assassination.  He explained the circumstances behind how he came to possess the
cursed sword and how the sword had taken over his mind and was compelling him to do
things he didn't want to do.  Another shorter message was sent to the Drak One, his
arena manager and well known wizard of the First Order.
     Between the notes, he hoped, someone would be able to come to his assistance.
Even taking such a short amount of time to write notes had been difficult.  The
compulsion that the sword used to control him was strong and even though it was
broken by a blow to his head in his duel, it was returning.  He found himself out on
the street and heading back to the drainage culvert where he had left the sword.  By
the time he arrived at the Ducal manor, he was enthralled once again and back under
control of the sword.  Only a small, defiant corner of his mind recalled writing the
notes at all.
     Agony crouched in the muck of the culvert and drew the sword forth.  It glowed
suddenly, shedding the filth from it with a mystical burst.  The sword began to speak
in his mind.
     'I have heard that the Duke will be entertaining this evening.  Apparently there
is an annual charity ball being held.  We will enter while security is busy searching
guests and preparing arrangements.  Forward, my host.'
     Slowly, Agony made his way along the culvert to the ancient iron gate that
barred access to the cistern in the Duke's cellars.  The lock had been removed by a
bribed guard, but the rusty grate moved only reluctantly.  Agony opened it slowly to
avoid the screech of encrusted hinges.  The tunnel widened at the point and gave
Agony access to one of the great water storage cisterns which provided fresh water to
the whole town in days gone past.  The stone cistern was fifty feet tall and lined
with a waterproof cement, but it was cracked and dry.  With modern wells available it
was no longer needed and at this point was forgotten by the inhabitants of the manor.
Fortunately the sword had been around for centuries and knew the route well.
     Agony climbed up the access ladder to the sub-basement, one floor below the wine
cellar of manor.  All sorts of weapons and unneeded furniture lined the sub-basement 
and were in various states of disrepair.  From the dust and grime of the place, no
one had been on that level in some time.  Months at the very least and likely years
had passed since the last visit.  Showing caution, Agony tried to keep to the smaller
side corridors.  His tracks in the dust would be easy for any guard to follow if they
should, for some reason, choose to sweep the level.  The sword led him to a narrow,
winding staircase that led up to the wine cellar and past to the pantry of the manor.
     It also was unused and perhaps forgotten.  The stairway was most likely a relic
from the times when kitchen staff needed to haul tubs of water up from the great
cistern, and again, with modern plumbing, this access was irrelevant.  At the top of
the stairs Agony forced open a locked access door, snapping its age-worn bolt with
steady pressure.  The door swung open with a slight squeak and he went on, moving
into the large dry pantry.
     This area was certainly well used.  Barrels of flour, crates of grains and bins
of dried goods lined the walls.  Smoked sausages, meats and fishes hung from hooks on
the ceiling and small cages of dried fruits and vegetables hung from overhead racks.
Nearby a kitchen cat stalked one of the mice that infested the pantry.
     Agony moved through the pantry and into what was apparently a changing area for
the kitchen staff.  Swiftly he removed his muddy tunic and hose and donned a white
kitchen smock and cap.  With the white mask in place he would be virtually
unrecognizable as he moved about the area.  The sword was pleased.  Perhaps he could
gain access to the public areas of the manor disgused as a servant and then kill the
Duke before anyone was the wiser.  Agony might be able to escape in the ensuing
havoc, but that was secondary.
     The Duke had to die.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 628): BLHU MURTHER of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): KISSA BELLE of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): URSILA VINE of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 623): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 616): FELISSA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): ULTHAR STORMHELM of THE STORM GUARDS (The Icelord)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): BRENDAL of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 564): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): CLOUDGAZER of EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): DIENEKES of GATES OF FIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): CORINTHIAN of PARANOID ASYLUM (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 401): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 517): DEFIANCE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 630): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 624): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 626): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 620): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 623): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 311): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 616): CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 309): WAR (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 610): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 601): SHINING PATH (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 564): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 287): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 268): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 478): EX OBLIVIONE (Enigma, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 458): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 216): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 418): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 409): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 401): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 517): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 627): SEA LEGS of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, 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 616): FELISSA of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
              (turn 615): COLOSSUS of X-MEN (?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 612): MARCELLUS of ROMAN HEROES (Caesar, mgr.)
                          HERON of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 563): ELOWAN of OBSCURE LORE (Tigtoad, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
                     (turn 280): KODIAK of THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, 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  56 ROCANIS (turn 491): AIRSLICER DAN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 455): CHIANA of TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 417): LIRINI TYL VARIN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 399): RED COULTER of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARVAT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  And let's see, ABBIE DONN fought HERON and gained 9 points and contributed to 
DEVIL ADVOCATES' 3-2-0.  BILL P. GORE has lost to CAPTURED ORC, falling 11 points, 
while helping make DEVIL ADVOCATES a 3-2-0 turn.  This week's Duelmaster bout was 
between STONE GOLEM and our Duelmaster MARCELLUS, making a Dark Arena Challenge.  The 
crowds were amazed this turn, as STONE GOLEM killed the Duelmaster, MARCELLUS, 
leaving ROMAN HEROES in mourning.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the 
top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  
Maybe?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  ROMAN HEROES 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 ROMAN HEROES stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was DEVIL ADVOCATES.  
Anyone surprised?  Well, sports fans, take notice that FILLIS BOUY from FISHERMAN'S 
WHARF was ARVAT's most challenged warrior this turn.  Well now, what do you expect 
when someone like ARTEMIDORUS V from ROMAN HEROES challenges down 24 points to fight 
PETER PIQUIN of FISHERMAN'S WHARF?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the 
system like this.  ARTEMIDORUS V won victory over PETER PIQUIN, as if it surprises 
anyone.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  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.   
     I like this place, ARVAT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in ARVAT and I've a long 
road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until you see my quill in ARVAT again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOU C. FIRR 4853             21  21  0   108       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 ABBIE DONN 5038              13   4  1   108       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-EAST TO WEST 4929            12   8  0   107       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           27  15  0   100       ROMAN HEROES (73)
-AGONY 4944                   14   3  1    92       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETER PIQUIN 4434            20  14  0    80       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SARLOW 4346                  14  36  0    78       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNBREAKABLE 4996              9   5  0    63       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 E. BLISS 5096                 9   3  0    60       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 CARNAGE 5089                  7   4  0    60       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-COMATOSE 4926                 9   5  0    54       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             10  19  0    49       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LIL ETHE 5079                 9   3  0    48       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 BILL P. GORE 5114             6   1  1    41       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 OCTAVIUS 5054                 5  11  0    34       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ENVY 5113                     4   0  0    31       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTLER BATES 4813             3   1  0    25       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAMPAGE 5076                  1   0  0    21       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DIE! 5143               0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   ARENAMISTRESS SU      613  NONE
TIBERIUS 5106           1  5 0 CAESAR'S THUGS 379   BILL P. GORE 5114     610   
MARCELLUS 5133         18  3 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      STONE GOLEM           613  NONE
PORK VARREL HERO 5144   0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      SHEWISH GIANT         613  NONE
SOCIALIST HERO 5145     0  1 0 ROMAN HEROES 73      BLACK ORC             613  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Heron -- Wow.  You're the first man I've met who's called me beautiful.  At 6'8" I've
been called "giraffe," "stretch," and "stilts," but no one ever called me beautiful.
Thanks so much! -- Abbie Donn

Marcellus and Heron -- Congrats on the invitations to the Isle.  Well done! --
Angels/Devils

Peter Piquin -- Thanks for the win.  I'm up to 20-21 now.  Just one more win to get
back to 50%.  Gotta do it! -- Lou

Abbie Donn -- Aha!  You're a son of a gun, or maybe a daughter of a gun, I guess, but
what the heck, I'm OUT of here.  Life is good. -- Heron
P.S.  I hope you will consent to come fishing with me.  I know it's a little early 
for ice fishing, but we could practice.  The keeping warm is the most important part.

Artemidorus V -- I gotta say I expected you sooner or later.  All you youngsters are
eager to learn from me, I know. -- Sarlow
P.S.  Of course, some are too dumb to learn.

Octavius -- Hmm, I didn't realize there were elves in Rome.  I guess it figures,
dark, oily, and sly, what else could you be? -- Cutler Bates

Lou C. Firr -- Well, punch me with a pickerel or something.  I liked being retired a
lot better than being active. -- Peter Piquin

Carnage -- You'd've made a good swordfish. -- Fillis Bouy

The Angels and Devils -- Well, just bear in mind that I hate recruiting! -- Jorja,
Fisherman's Wharf
P.S.  Although I'm going to have to find someone to replace Heron, and that isn't
anyone's fault but mine.  I should have designed him less effectively or something.
Oh, well.

Our congratulations to Marcellus. -- Jorja and the Fisherman's Wharf crew

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MARCELLUS was dealt death by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
PORK VARREL HERO was murdered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena melee.
DIE! was savagely slain by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 3 minute Dark Arena duel.
SOCIALIST HERO was assassinated by BLACK ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ARTEMIDORUS V luckily beat PETER PIQUIN in a 8 minute master's Challenge competition.
OCTAVIUS was bested by FILLIS BOUY in a 5 minute Challenge match.
LOU C. FIRR devastated SARLOW in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
ABBIE DONN vanquished HERON in a 1 minute uneven duel.
E. BLISS lost to VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 2 minute fight.
CARNAGE lost to VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 2 minute gory duel.
BILL P. GORE was defeated by CAPTURED ORC in a 1 minute match.
LIL ETHE overcame THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a 5 minute bout.
CUTLER BATES overpowered MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      7         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   5 -  0      74  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        12 -  11 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  35 -  0      43  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  25 -  0      38  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 613 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    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  5         6  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ABBIE DONN 5038            13   4  1  108 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
TOTAL PARRY      ARTEMIDORUS V 4686         27  15  0  100 ROMAN HEROES (73)
LUNGING ATTACK   CARNAGE 5089                7   4  0   60 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079               9   3  0   48 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       BILL P. GORE 5114           6   1  1   41 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
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 PETER PIQUIN 4434.  The ten other most popular fighters were FILLIS BOUY 
4536, OCTAVIUS 5054, LOU C. FIRR 4853, DIE! 5143, ARTEMIDORUS V 4686, ABBIE DONN 
5038, BILL P. GORE 5114, CUTLER BATES 4813, CARNAGE 5089, and LIL ETHE 5079.

The least popular fighter this week was E. BLISS 5096.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SARLOW 4346, SOCIALIST HERO 5145, PORK VARREL HERO 5144, LIL ETHE 5079, 
CARNAGE 5089, CUTLER BATES 4813, BILL P. GORE 5114, ABBIE DONN 5038, ARTEMIDORUS V 
4686, and DIE! 5143.

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

HERON (32-4273) FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
MARCELLUS (32-5133) ROMAN HEROES (73)