DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/14/2010    Duedate: 04/27/2010

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-626

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BILL P. GORE
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-5114) [19-1-1,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BILL P. GORE                   WALDEBURG
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
(32-5114) [19-1-1,143]         (32-5180) [2-2-1,9]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARNAGE                        BILL P. GORE
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-5089) [15-9-0,94]          (32-5114) [19-1-1,143]

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)        34
2. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     28      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       10      Unchartered Team
4. APOCALYPSE (385)             0
5. CITY ON A HILL (418)         0      DEATH BY DESIGN (264)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1163 687 59 62.9   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  1 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     317 206 20 60.6   2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      9  4 3
 3- 3 ROMAN HEROES (73)        671 575 70 53.9   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   5  9 0
 4- 4 APOCALYPSE (385)         128 156 10 45.1   4- 4 APOCALYPSE (385)          4  4 1
 5- 6 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      74 102 11 42.0   5- 5*CITY ON A HILL (418)      1  1 0
 6/ 7 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  464 756 16 38.0   6/ 6*DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     1  7 1
 7- 8*CITY ON A HILL (418)       8  16  0 33.3   7- 8 ROMAN HEROES (73)         0  4 0
 8/ 9*DEATH BY DESIGN (264)      4  15  2 21.1   8- 9 CAESAR'S THUGS (379)      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 641): LIP GLOSS of HOT STUFF (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 643): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 517): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 632): FARM WEEKLY of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 629): WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): BILL P. GORE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE
                                                     (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 577): PRINCE CONNOR of LUROCIAN ROYALTY (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): COUNTER OFFER of VIKING LINGO (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): LOEKER SMITH of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 428): SPARTAN 1 of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): QUINCY WATTS of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 414): DEVONSHIRE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 530): NATAS of DO IT AGAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 641): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 624): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 517): HARRY POTTER AND THE (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): RAINBOW CONNECTION (?, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 639): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 631): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 629): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 316): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 625): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 622): DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 577): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 293): ASAIRE (?, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 287): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 504): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 491): THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Magnesson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 471): DOCTORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 467): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 223): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 428): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 421): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 414): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 530): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 637): STARIEL of DARK CREATION (H.P.L. West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 631): SALARA LORMIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 630): YAREK ZORN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 315): KOLUM MAROD of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 614): FROSTBITE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
               (turn 613): ORION of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 576): BITT BETRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 292): WALRUS of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 274): HOOPS of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
                  (turn 273): KIRLA LORVIN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 503): RIA ROSEDANCER of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 465): FLITCHAK of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Father O'Lies dragged himself up from the muddy street.  His fine new tunic and
pants were torn, bloody and covered with a thick layer of mud, grime and excrement.
His head spun and his vision was double.
     A street urchin cautiously came up to him.  'Are you okay there, mister?  The
big lady sure hit you a lot.'
     The gladiator smiled at the little girl and felt one of his teeth wobble.  'Ah,
that?  I've taken a worse beatin' from me sainted mother.  The, ah, big lady, usin'
the term lady loosely, and I were just having a bit of a spat.  Nothin' to be
concerned about.'
     The girl clearly didn't believe him, but shrugged and returned to sitting on top
of a barrel outside the tavern, hoping someone coming out would give her food.
Father O'Lies staggered back the way he had come, towards the outskirts of town.
     Lil Eth certainly knew her business.  The powerful female gladiator caught him
completely unawares and rocked him with blow after blow, shouting that she "didn't
want to wear horns."  It definitely had something to do with the merchandising
agreement he'd made with the Gates of Hell distillery.  And if Lil knew about it and
was that mad, Bill P. Gore would know of it as well.  Not that the Duelmaster would
give him a serious beating, that wasn't his way, but the punishment would be
something even worse.
     Fortunately Father O'Lies had struck a good deal and had quite a bit of coin,
even after buying his now ruined new clothes.  He could afford to stay out of sight
for a while.
     As he contemplated his situation, a four horse wagon rolled up behind him on the
muddy highway.
     'Out of the way, priest!' shouted the driver, a handsome, black skinned man in
his mid twenties.
     Father tried to focus and was able to identify the wagon driver as Rampage, one
of the gladiators on his sister team, the Angels of Pain.
     'Sorry there, laddie.  I didna hear you ride up.  And what brings you out this
way, on a wagon, no less.'
     Another gladiator popped out from behind Rampage.  It was Sorrow, one of the new
recruits.
     'We're off to the tournament.  Actually we're picking up some gladiators in some
other local towns and then heading off to the tournament.  Are you going, do you need
a ride?'
     Rampage growled at the youngster for interrupting the conversation and smacked
him on the side of his head.  Sorrow flopped back into the wagon bed with a squeal of
pain.
     The tournament?  Father O'Lies had not been picked to go, but then again, going
would get him out of town for a few more weeks.  And in a few more weeks, Bill P.
Gore would be gone, off to the Isle of the Eye and his revenge would be less on his
mind.  He could easily pay the entry fee himself if it would get him out of town for
a while...  Plus there might be some opportunities to make money gambling on the
tournament and robbing unsuspecting spectators.
     Making up his mind, Father O'Lies swung himself up onto the wagon.  'Thank ye
for the ride, laddies, it's surely a long way on foot.'
     The wagon lurched to a start and headed off down the road.

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
ARVAT brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now let's all watch ANGELS OF PAIN's 
heads swell from their 3-1-1 this turn.  Haa ha ha ha!  Big shots, big talk, big 
deal.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see SORROW win a fight and gain 20 
points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, PSIRENA beat WALDEBURG and WALDEBURG lost 14 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ARVAT may be getting 
bland, as BILL P. GORE stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, 
but why am I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, ARVAT?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  ROMAN HEROES, I suppose you'll be glad to know you 
were this turn's most avoided team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And 
it looks like DEVIL ADVOCATES avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would 
be losers, if you ask me.  Hmph.  FISHER BATES was challenged more times this turn 
than the Duelmaster.  Now was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.   
     Ah, now we come to my favorite part, where we see all the guys who are dead and 
gone, and get to see if their team cared.  Nipped in the bud, you might say, was 
FISHER BATES of FISHERMAN'S WHARF this turn.  Course, I wouldn't say that, so much as 
have a belly laugh.  Heh heh.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave 
team is developing these kinds of weapons?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BILL P. GORE 5114            19   1  1   143       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RAMPAGE 5076                  8   0  0   109       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 ENVY 5113                    15   1  2   105       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 E. BLISS 5096                20   5  1   103       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-ARTEMIDORUS V 4686           27  16  0   101       ROMAN HEROES (73)
 CARNAGE 5089                 15   9  0    94       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SARLOW 4346                  15  48  0    93       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL ETHE 5079                18   6  0    75       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             12  30  0    66       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-IHAO 4476                     8   9  1    62       APOCALYPSE (385)
-*CURIOUS TODDLER* 5092        4   4  0    60       CITY ON A HILL (418)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FAMINE 4541                   6   4  1    54       APOCALYPSE (385)
 SORROW 5174                   4   0  2    53       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-OCTAVIUS 5054                 5  12  0    35       ROMAN HEROES (73)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KILLER JR 3301                2   1  1    33       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-HAMMIR 4475                   6   9  1    31       APOCALYPSE (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSIRENA 5198                  1   0  0    19       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197                1   0  0    17       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATHER O'LIES 5175            3   1  0    10       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 WALDEBURG 5180                2   2  1     9       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-PLAGUE 5153                   1   5  1     9       APOCALYPSE (385)
-*JILTED LOVER* 5093           1   3  0     6       CITY ON A HILL (418)
-OPPIUS 5116                   0   1  0     3       CAESAR'S THUGS (379)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT AN ANGEL 5191       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   DARK CHAMPION         626  NONE
A-HOLE IN 1 5196        0  1 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  MOUNTAIN TROLL        626  NONE
EVIL RICHARD 5182       0  1 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  FISHER BATES 5166     623   
BIG MINNOW 5147         4  6 0 FISHERMAN'S WHAR 288 HAMMIR 4475           624   
FISHER BATES 5166       4  2 1 FISHERMAN'S WHAR 288 SORROW 5174           626   
NUPARINE 5155           3  3 0 FISHERMAN'S WHAR 288 SORROW 5174           625   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Friends and Family of Nuparine -- I'm awfully sorry about Nuparine.  I really didn't
expect that.  Aw... -- Sorrow

Sarlow -- That was a good fight.  Came down to whoever landed the last shot.  And you
sure hit hard with that Broadsword. -- E. Bliss

What's with all these assassins running around here?  They popped up just when we
were ready to fight and we had to beat them.  And the audience thought THOSE were our
scheduled fights!  Strange! -- Envy and Bill

     It's some kind of invasion.  Not the Andorians, they're too disorganized, but
     somebody.  Arnie's trying to find out who. -- Arenamistress Sugar

Waldenburg -- Sinister, aren't you?  But that's okay, I can handle sinister.  Kinda
like a beached whale, cut it up in detail, and size does it no good.  Feed a whole
village for a month, a beached whale does. -- Fisher Bates

E. Bliss -- I wouldn't have minded winning, but I certainly enjoyed the process that
led up to that loss. -- Sarlow

Lil Ethe -- I won't say you have it "easy," but you have it differently.  I couldn't
wear that color at all, not if I didn't want to look like a regretable accident in a
paint factory. -- Fillis Bouy

Sorrow -- Were those crocodile tears you were crying? -- Ghost of Nuparine

The Devils -- I hate to think what I might be recycled as.  Oh, well, it all comes
around in the end.  The sages assure us that life advances in circles, which seems
weird, but there it is. -- Ghost of Nuparine
P.S.  I suppose I should be glad Jorja isn't a fan of anagrams.  That would be
confusing!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

A-HOLE IN 1 was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
NOT AN ANGEL was slaughtered by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
BILL P. GORE demolished SARLOW in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven Title fight.
E. BLISS devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute brutal one-sided fight.
ENVY devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
LIL ETHE defeated FILLIS BOUY in a 4 minute veteran's struggle.
CARNAGE devastated CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FISHER BATES was slaughtered by SORROW in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
FATHER O'LIES lost to FIZZGIGUE in a 3 minute novice's duel.
WALDEBURG was defeated by PSIRENA in a 2 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     18 -   9 -  2      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  14 -  1      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW        12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  4      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   5 -  2      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   4 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY       20 -  31 -  0      39  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  25 -  1      31  |

Turn 626 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         1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         4  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BILL P. GORE 5114          19   1  1  143 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  ENVY 5113                  15   1  2  105 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      E. BLISS 5096              20   5  1  103 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
LUNGING ATTACK   CARNAGE 5089               15   9  0   94 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079              18   6  0   75 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
BASHING ATTACK   SORROW 5174                 4   0  2   53 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
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 BILL P. GORE 5114.  The ten other most popular fighters were E. BLISS 5096, 
FIZZGIGUE 5197, A-HOLE IN 1 5196, LIL ETHE 5079, CARNAGE 5089, WALDEBURG 5180, 
PSIRENA 5198, ENVY 5113, FILLIS BOUY 4536, and SORROW 5174.

The least popular fighter this week was FATHER O'LIES 5175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SARLOW 4346, FISHER BATES 5166, NOT AN ANGEL 5191, SORROW 5174, 
FILLIS BOUY 4536, ENVY 5113, PSIRENA 5198, WALDEBURG 5180, CARNAGE 5089, and LIL ETHE 
5079.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BILL P. GORE (32-5114) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)