DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/25/2009    Duedate: 12/08/2009

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-616

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PETER PIQUIN
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4434) [23-14-0,120]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ABBIE DONN                     POSITION IS EMPTY
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          
(32-5038) [15-5-2,125]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LOU C. FIRR                    LOU C. FIRR
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-4853) [23-22-0,100]        (32-4853) [23-22-0,100]

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)        41
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       32      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. PHILANTHROPISTS (368)       11      Unchartered Team
4. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)      6
5. APOCALYPSE (385)             0      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)    %1130 675 58 62.6   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    12  3 2
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     285 193 16 59.6   2/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      7  5 0
 3/ 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      33  27  0 55.0   3/ 2 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5  9 0
 4/ 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     56  58  7 49.1   4/ 4 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      3  3 0
 5- 6 APOCALYPSE (385)         113 139  7 44.8   5/ 7 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     1  1 0
 6/ 7 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  449 724 15 38.3   6- 5 APOCALYPSE (385)          1  3 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 631): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): QRYSYS of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): JULIANUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): LOU C. FIRR of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): DIRTY HOWEL of THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): VEXED VIKING of PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 494): SPLAT of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): JAXON of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): JADE RING of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): JEANNE D'ARC of GORGEOUS GOBLINS (Bartender, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 631): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 627): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 629): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 621): THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 626): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 313): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 613): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 604): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 567): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 282): THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 481): RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 461): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 218): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 419): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 411): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 520): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 633): SOPHOCLES of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 625): MODERN SCENE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 312): EXPERIETIA of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 619): VON GROV of TRAIL OF TEARS (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 311): MARLENUS of CAESAR'S POOL HALL (Caesar, mgr.)
                               ULL HARDHAMMER of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 615): AGONY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 611): KOBALT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 603): OEDIPUS of MOMMY DEAREST (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 288): HALF of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 281): SPECTRE of GOTHIC MINISTRY (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 269): INGLEMORT JULS of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 493): PURPLE KITTEN of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 460): DECAY of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 458): FSSTIS KACHIEU of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 404): DANNI ROGERS of GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Lou C. Firr looked out on the sands and smiled.  It finally was going his way.
     Despite being called a "prodigious talent" and "future star" at the beginning of
his career, it hadn't all come together the way he had expected.  It had been a
struggle just to maintain a winning record and less talented gladiators had roared
past him in the rankings while he kept trying to find his groove.  The losses had
mounted and while he first expect to achieve his invite in 20 fights, he ended up
racking up 20 losses and still there was no end in site.</DIV>
     Now, however, he had determined that instead of trying to be fast, quick and
aggressive, like most lungers, he was much better off biding his time and working off
the counterstrike.  He had built his tactics around this strategy and it was
definitely paying off.  He took the title and then held it.  And now he was just a
fight or two away from immortality.

It was good to be Duelmaster...

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Advancing in the rankings was ANGELS OF PAIN 
who went from last turn's 281-192-16, to this week's record of 285-193-16.  Ya know, 
some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  COMATOSE was subdued by BILL P. 
GORE and drops 12 points.  Well here's a duelmaster that doesn't sit back and say 
'Challenge me'!  LOU C. FIRR made a challenge against PETER PIQUIN this week.  In 
front of all the crowds, PETER PIQUIN took the Duelmaster's crown for his own.  I 
give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but an onion a day 
keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that DEVIL ADVOCATES was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of DEVIL ADVOCATES' 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who like math, try this one:  DEVIL 
ADVOCATES + Weapons That go Boom = ANGELS OF PAIN + Avoid City.  And who is this 
PETER PIQUIN you ask, with 120 points and a 23-14-0 record.  Ooh, the tales I could 
tell!  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, RAMPAGE went after FILLIS BOUY, 
who was higher by 19 points.  Well, when the dust settled, RAMPAGE beat FILLIS BOUY.  
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Well, the arena is no place for 
slow learners (and hopefully T.P.s) and ABBIE DONN demonstrated that very violently 
on EAST TO WEST's body.  Here's some advice:  warriors with little wit and will may 
encounter problems on the trail to the Isle.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARVAT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  Okay, so I may not be the world's 
best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  Its been fun, and 
I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you worked up for Snide Clemens, 
I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETER PIQUIN 4434            23  14  0   120       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ABBIE DONN 5038              15   5  2   125       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LOU C. FIRR 4853             23  22  0   100       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-MALIGNANT TUMOR 4493         17   9  0    91       APOCALYPSE (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNBREAKABLE 4996             11   5  0    89       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 E. BLISS 5096                12   3  1    82       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SARLOW 4346                  14  39  0    81       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-PHIFDEN 4327                  8  12  0    77       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
-BISIMWA 4291                 11  11  2    71       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL P. GORE 5114             9   1  1    66       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 LIL ETHE 5079                11   4  0    61       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 CARNAGE 5089                  8   6  0    60       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMPAGE 5076                  3   0  0    55       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             10  22  0    52       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-JHANTI GRAVETT 4292          11  11  3    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 COMATOSE 4926                10   6  0    50       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 ENVY 5113                     6   0  0    48       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-IHAO 4476                     5   5  1    34       APOCALYPSE (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OSHAN 4469                    1   1  0    24       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISA 4372                      3   5  1    20       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 BIG MINNOW 5147               2   0  0    17       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-HAMMIR 4475                   3   5  0    15       APOCALYPSE (385)
 CUTLER BATES 4813             3   4  0    13       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-FAMINE 4541                   1   2  1     6       APOCALYPSE (385)
 GREED 5148                    1   1  0     6       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EAST TO WEST 4929      12 10 0 CHRISTIAN ROCK 415   ABBIE DONN 5038       616   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Apocalypse and Christian Rock -- Welcome back to Arvat! - Angels and Devils

Fisherman's Wharf -- Glad you enjoyed! -- Devil Advocates

Malignant Tumor -- That was a bit surprising with you jumping out and hitting me...  
Fortunately I can take a bit of a hit... -- Lou

Peter -- And you had better watch what you "get ahold of" or I'll plant you in the
ground. -- Abbie Donn

Cutler Bates -- Politicians?  Jeez.  I'm not a politician.  Acutally I'm non-
political. -- Bill P. Gore

Agony -- How well I know it, and this time, so do you.  I didn't actually expect to
win that.  Odd that I did, it must have been a fluke. -- Peter Piquin

Unbreakable -- Not what one likes to see in a gladiatorial opponent.  Oh, well. --
Sarlow

Lil Ethe -- Just a question of which of us collapsed first, eh?  I'm not thrilled
about fights like that, but at least it doesn't chip the nail polish. -- Fillis Bouy

Ihao -- NOT one of my better days.  Maybe I should change my mind and take to
fishing, after all. -- Cutler Bates

Famine -- Not when there are fish in the water.  Loaves would be good, too, but fish
alone is a place to start. -- Big Minnow

Lou -- You didn't expect us to learn USEFUL things, did you?  Murphy wouldn't allow
that. -- Sarlow

Abbie Donn -- Well, I *think* it's flirting, but I haven't actually done much in that
line myself.  Sure, we can spar, and then if we're still mobile, I'll show you a
favorite fishing spot, and, you know... let stuff happen. -- Heron

Our congratulations to Agony, and we enjoyed the story.  Thanks for making that
effort. -- Jorja and Fisherman's Wharf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LOU C. FIRR was bested by PETER PIQUIN in a 3 minute master's Challenge Title fight.
E. BLISS viciously subdued SARLOW in a popular 4 minute gruesome Challenge match.
RAMPAGE devastated FILLIS BOUY in a popular 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
GREED was bested by BIG MINNOW in a 1 minute beginner's Challenge brawl.
AGONY overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided struggle.
EAST TO WEST was easily killed by ABBIE DONN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
UNBREAKABLE viciously subdued LIL ETHE in a action packed 9 minute gruesome duel.
COMATOSE was overpowered by BILL P. GORE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CARNAGE defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 2 minute brutal fight.
ENVY handily defeated FRATSFA SLAVE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
CUTLER BATES was subdued by OSHAN in a 2 minute match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   4 -  1      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW        16 -   9 -  1      64  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  22 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  36 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 616 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PETER PIQUIN 4434          23  14  0  120 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
STRIKING ATTACK  ABBIE DONN 5038            15   5  2  125 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   LOU C. FIRR 4853           23  22  0  100 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       BILL P. GORE 5114           9   1  1   66 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079              11   4  0   61 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENVY 5113                   6   0  0   48 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 LOU C. FIRR 4853.  The ten other most popular fighters were E. BLISS 5096, 
RAMPAGE 5076, UNBREAKABLE 4996, PETER PIQUIN 4434, CARNAGE 5089, CUTLER BATES 4813, 
BILL P. GORE 5114, ENVY 5113, OSHAN 4469, and SARLOW 4346.

The least popular fighter this week was LIL ETHE 5079.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were COMATOSE 4926, EAST TO WEST 4929, FILLIS BOUY 4536, GREED 5148, ABBIE 
DONN 5038, BIG MINNOW 5147, SARLOW 4346, OSHAN 4469, ENVY 5113, and BILL P. GORE 
5114.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

PETER PIQUIN (32-4434) FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
LOU C. FIRR (32-4853) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

AGONY (32-4944) ANGELS OF PAIN (360)