DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/06/2010    Duedate: 01/19/2010

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-619

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNBREAKABLE
CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
(32-4996) [13-6-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

UNBREAKABLE                    *CURIOUS TODDLER*
CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)           RAGING HORMONES (418)
(32-4996) [13-6-0,113]         (32-5092) [1-3-0,6]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARNAGE                        CARNAGE
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-5089) [10-7-0,75]          (32-5089) [10-7-0,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. APOCALYPSE (385)            45
2. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     26      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)        20      Unchartered Team
4. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)         9
5. RAGING HORMONES (418)        1      RAGING HORMONES (418)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1141 679 58 62.7   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     295 197 17 60.0   2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     10  4 1
 3/ 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      37  29  0 56.1   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5  8 0
 4- 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     57  59  7 49.1   4/ 4 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      4  2 0
 5/ 5 APOCALYPSE (385)         117 145  7 44.7   5/ 6 APOCALYPSE (385)          4  6 0
 6/ 6 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  454 732 15 38.3   6- 5 PHILANTHROPISTS (368)     1  1 0
 7/ 7*RAGING HORMONES (418)      2   9  0 18.2   7/ 7*RAGING HORMONES (418)     0  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 634): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): ACE of CARDS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 503): wINDWALKER of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDBRICK of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): SAPHRONICUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): OTHER of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): ULL BLOODSTORM of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): ZOMBIEFIED of LIVING HELL (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 497): EBRIA GANNET of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): FLUMMAX of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): HEADING SOUTH of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): SHAMISH of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): MEDUSA of VICTORIOUS III (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 634): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth?, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 636): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 503): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 630): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 632): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 628): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 312): THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 618): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): RAVAGOMG LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 607): BAD GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 570): LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 290): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 271): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 496): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 484): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 464): AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 461): TIL DEATH DO US PART (Killjoy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 219): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 421): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 414): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 407): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 523): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 502): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 624): ZALMAN ARVO of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 314): SURGICAL of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 622): SMACK O'MALLEY of CLAN CROW (?, mgr.)
                          CLOUDSHADOW of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 621): COPPER COMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, 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 618): ABBIE DONN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 616): MONOLYTH of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillyu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 606): FEEL THE BUZZ of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 569): KING COREY of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMBS SWAMP (turn 284): SPARROW of RAPTOR (Owlin, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 483): LASSIE of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 463): FALL PRINCESS of AUTUMN SAGA (?, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Abbie Donn was Duelmaster once again.
     She smiled, thinking of her youth and even early career in the arena.  No one,
not even Abbie herself, ever thought that she would make it this far.  It was the
culmination of years of effort, hard work and training.
     Almost equally amazing to Abbie was that she had a boyfriend.  Well, man friend,
anyway.  Being 6' 8" tall, Abbie dwarfed 99% of the men in the world.  But Heron
didn't seem to care.  It wasn't that they were promised to each other or anything
like that, but they had been out to dinner several times and he took her fishing
once.  Which was fun, even though they didn't catch anything.
     But Abbie never expected to even go on one date, much less several with the same 
man.  It was... nice.
     Abbie couldn't be happier.
     As she sat, reflecting, the door to the Duelmaster's private suite swung open
and Lil Ethe came in brandishing a piece of parchment with a crimson wax seal.
     "Abbie, it's here!  Your papers have arrived from the Isle!  You're a Lord
Protector!"
     With that Abbie's peace was shattered.  Off to the Isle?  She always wanted to
go to the Isle and flaunt her status.  Certainly she wasn't good enough to compete
there, but members of the Dark One's stables were always welcome--each was given a
private suite on the Island and a nice pension to pay for expenses.  It was a
lifetime retirement package.  She would still get to spar with the up and comers and
possibly even earn a role as a coach for one of the super skilled youngsters.
     But Heron wouldn't leave Arvat.  He was a fisherman by nature and needed to be
near his boat and nets.  There was no way he would leave his life.
     And she wouldb& miss him.
     Abbie grabbed her cloak and headed out to the street.  She had a lot of thinking
to do.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  Hey everybody, watch out for MALIGNANT TUMOR, who flew up 24 points 
in the rankings after mashing E. BLISS like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya 
know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  E. BLISS lost to MALIGNANT 
TUMOR and drops 15 points.  In front of all the crowds, UNBREAKABLE took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  4 out of 5 gladiators 
surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Let's dig a little deeper into what's happening in the ARVAT arena.  And hey, 
kiddies, those of you who didn't avoid DEVIL ADVOCATES, please raise you hand.  Wow.  
Does ARVAT really have that many liars?  For those of you who like math, try this 
one:  DEVIL ADVOCATES + Weapons That go Boom = ANGELS OF PAIN + Avoid City.  Well 
dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, SARLOW would be president.  Although it may 
be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  GREED says to his dog--'Who should I fight this week?'.  
Dog says 'MOUNTAIN TROLL'.  So the guy dies.  Moral?  Put lying dogs to sleep.  In 
the 'Oops, What Have I Done?' category, ABBIE DONN was mashed by UNBREAKABLE, who let 
ABBIE DONN know that killing members of CHRISTIAN ROCK is a no-no.  Ask not the elves 
for counsel, for they will say both yes and no.  Silly buggers, eh?   
     I think I had better cut this one short.  It's been nice chatting to those of 
you whom I have not offended yet.  Okay, so I may not be the world's best comedian, 
but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  And remember, you can pick your 
friends and you can pick your--(loud boos), oh, you've heard that one already!-- The 
Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNBREAKABLE 4996             13   6  0   113       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALIGNANT TUMOR 4493         18  10  0   108       APOCALYPSE (385)
 BILL P. GORE 5114            12   1  1    93       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARLOW 4346                  15  41  0    90       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LIL ETHE 5079                14   4  0    88       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 E. BLISS 5096                14   4  1    82       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 RAMPAGE 5076                  6   0  0    81       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-PHIFDEN 4327                  8  12  0    77       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 CARNAGE 5089                 10   7  0    75       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BISIMWA 4291                 11  11  2    71       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENVY 5113                     9   0  1    61       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 COMATOSE 4926                12   7  0    57       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             11  24  0    57       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JHANTI GRAVETT 4292          11  11  3    51       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 BIG MINNOW 5147               4   1  0    46       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 IHAO 4476                     5   7  1    38       APOCALYPSE (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HAMMIR 4475                   4   6  0    25       APOCALYPSE (385)
 FAMINE 4541                   3   2  1    24       APOCALYPSE (385)
-OSHAN 4469                    2   2  0    24       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ISA 4372                      3   5  1    20       PHILANTHROPISTS (368)
 CUTLER BATES 4813             3   7  0    16       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 *CURIOUS TODDLER* 5092        1   3  0     6       RAGING HORMONES (418)
-*JILTED LOVER* 5093           0   1  0     1       RAGING HORMONES (418)
 PLAGUE 5153                   0   1  0     1       APOCALYPSE (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
GREED 5148              3  2 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   MOUNTAIN TROLL        619  NONE
ERIN YEES 5152          1  1 0 DEVIL ADVOCATES 105  BANDIT PRINCE         619  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cutler -- Apparently my manager has decided that Greed is bad.  Thus I'm off to fight
at night.  Salute! -- Greed

Unbreakable -- Wow.  You sure can take a hit.  I haven't dished out that much abuse
in a long time!  Thanks for the title back.  Seeing as I'm guessing you're going to
be a tourney boy and I have no fighting future, I wish you good luck in the future.
-- Abbie Donn

Goodbye, cruel world! -- Erin Yees

Bill P. Gore -- Just so you know, I'm not going to vote for you. -- Sarlow
P.S.  Of course, I wouldn't vote for any politician, or even a relative of any
politician, because politicians all lie.  It's a defining characteristic.

Rampage -- I'd rather use the stairs, when I want to get down to it. -- Fillis Bouy

Comatose -- Well, yes, I can see the resemblance between you and a rock.  One of the
lumpier, dumpier ones. -- Big Minnow

Oshan -- If you're something to do with Occupational Safety and Health and stuff, I'm
not buying any.  I mean, how can a gladiator have occupation safety and health?  Even
when we buy insurance, it lapses just before we need it. -- Cutler Bates

Rampage -- When you put it so persuasively, how can I say no? -- Fillis

E. Bliss -- Compared to me, you are. -- Sarlow

Our congratulations to Abbie Donn. -- Jorja and and the gang at Fisherman's Wharf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GREED was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
ERIN YEES was slaughtered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
ABBIE DONN was overpowered by UNBREAKABLE in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
E. BLISS was devastated by MALIGNANT TUMOR in a 2 minute brutal one-sided fight.
CARNAGE was bested by SARLOW in a 2 minute brawl.
RAMPAGE vanquished KUNG-FU MASTER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched fight.
BILL P. GORE devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
LIL ETHE overcame VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 2 minute melee.
ENVY won victory over IHAO in a action packed 1 minute duel.
FILLIS BOUY was narrowly defeated by COMATOSE in a slow 8 minute gory expert's duel.
BIG MINNOW overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
CUTLER BATES was demolished by HAMMIR in a 1 minute mismatched match.
*CURIOUS TODDLER* was handily defeated by FAMINE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
PLAGUE was subdued by PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW        15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   5 -  0      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  1      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  22 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         TOTAL PARRY       26 -  31 -  1      46  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   2 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 619 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      UNBREAKABLE 4996           13   6  0  113 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
WALL OF STEEL    MALIGNANT TUMOR 4493       18  10  0  108 APOCALYPSE (385)
AIMED BLOW       BILL P. GORE 5114          12   1  1   93 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAMPAGE 5076                6   0  0   81 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENVY 5113                   9   0  1   61 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG MINNOW 5147             4   1  0   46 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CARNAGE 5089.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GREED 5148.  The ten other most popular fighters were CARNAGE 5089, ENVY 5113, 
MALIGNANT TUMOR 4493, SARLOW 4346, RAMPAGE 5076, BIG MINNOW 5147, ERIN YEES 5152, 
HAMMIR 4475, FAMINE 4541, and UNBREAKABLE 4996.

The least popular fighter this week was COMATOSE 4926.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were *CURIOUS TODDLER* 5092, CUTLER BATES 4813, FILLIS BOUY 4536, E. BLISS 
5096, PLAGUE 5153, IHAO 4476, LIL ETHE 5079, BILL P. GORE 5114, UNBREAKABLE 4996, and 
FAMINE 4541.

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

ABBIE DONN (32-5038) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)