DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/26/2010    Duedate: 06/08/2010

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-629

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ENVY
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-5113) [18-1-2,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ENVY                           SAMPSON
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
(32-5113) [18-1-2,128]         (32-5189) [2-1-0,13]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CARNAGE                        E. BLISS
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-5089) [18-9-0,103]         (32-5096) [23-5-1,113]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     37
2. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        21      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       14      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH BY DESIGN (264)        5
5. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)         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)    %1174 691 59 62.9   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    11  4 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     326 209 20 60.9   2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      9  3 0
 3- 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      40  32  0 55.6   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  8 0
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  470 764 16 38.1   4/ 4*DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     3 10 0
 5- 5 ORDER (413)               18  40  1 31.0   5- 5 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      1  0 0
 6/ 6*DEATH BY DESIGN (264)      7  25  2 21.9   6- 6 ORDER (413)               1  2 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 644): RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): CRAZED CANARY of SATAN'S KINGDOMS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): REXROTH of DARK CREATION (H. P. L. West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): ON GOLDEN POND of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GRACCHUS of GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): ANFERROUS of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): SINGALEK of THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): ABELINDA CHASE of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): CHAEGO SARILDAN of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 224): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): POLYNIKES of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): NIGHTCAP of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 644): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 646): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 523): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 634): GLADIATORS (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 635): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 319): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 632): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 317): THE KINDRED (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 628): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 625): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 580): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 295): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 276): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 507): THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 494): TWILIGHT BRIGARDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 474): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 469): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 222): BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 431): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 424): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 417): J (?, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 533): THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 522): ROBERTO LEATHAM of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 640): AGATE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 642): TAIKUTSU of YAMABUSHI (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 318): SECI of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 617): FARTIOR of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 579): SENJIRO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 506): FREM HARID of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 493): PERFECT SNOTLING of SUPERIOR FORCES 1601 (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 473): DRAGON HARVEST of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Hail Arvat,

     I need to keep it short this week as the insolent arena scribe decided to forget
to take my statement until just now.  He has been soundly beaten for his misdeeds, I
promise you!
     Here I am again on top of the arena after another battle with Sarlow.  I'm
cruising towards graduation and my departure to the Isle.  I'm looking forward to it.
In arena news, we have the return of Comatose and, shortly, East vs. West.  Seeing as
we killed the guy by accident, I'm glad he's back among the realm of the living.  If
you have a chance to sit down in a tavern with him and talk to him about what it was
like, take the time--it's very interesting.
     Looks like our teams are starting to transition to youth.  Over on the Devil's
side, they're down to 2 veterans and 3 kids whereas we're all closing in on a
departure.  It may take Carnage a while, because of his strange learning patterns,
but Rampage and I are not long for Arvat.  For me it'll be another fight or so and
for him he'll be sitting down to wait on the Champs tournament after this week's
fight.  He'll probably never get another Arvat battle after that until he graduates.
We already have Sorrow and have been working on recruiting for a while.
     Should be a bit more interesting around here, anyway!
     Until next time, Arvat, fare the well!

Envy
Duelmaster

                                      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.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, 
but don't get cocky, ANGELS OF PAIN, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are 
proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see FIZZGIGUE win a fight and gain 
13 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, D.N.EMMY beat SAMPSON and SAMPSON lost 5 points.  
You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, ARVAT may be getting 
bland, as ENVY stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks and bribes, kickbacks and 
bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  ARVAT, 
I am losing what little hope I had in you.  DEVIL ADVOCATES the most avoided team?  
What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this mass act of 
cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was ANGELS OF PAIN.  Ha ha ha ha!   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     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.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of ARVAT.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are 
getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ENVY 5113                    18   1  2   128       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAMPAGE 5076                 10   0  0   116       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 E. BLISS 5096                23   5  1   113       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARNAGE 5089                 18   9  0   103       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 SARLOW 4346                  15  51  0    96       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-COMATOSE 4926                14   8  0    92       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EAST TO WEST 4929            12  10  0    86       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)
 LIL ETHE 5079                20   7  0    83       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             13  32  0    82       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SORROW 5174                   5   0  2    56       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-GEMINI 4908                   8   6  0    40       ORDER (413)
 D.N.EMMY 5176                 3   0  0    37       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DELTA 88 4911                 1   3  0    22       ORDER (413)
 PSIRENA 5198                  3   1  0    21       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 FATHER O'LIES 5175            4   3  0    19       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197                2   2  0    18       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-QUID PRO QUO 5188             1   1  0    18       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 CATFISH ANNIE 5205            2   0  0    15       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 SAMPSON 5189                  2   1  0    13       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-MIKE JONES 4942               1   1  0    12       ORDER (413)
 DEE S. TROYER 5202            1   1  0     9       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT AN ANGEL 5207       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   WURM KIN              629  NONE
DBCO 5203               0  2 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  STONE GOLEM           629  NONE
LDMJ 5204               0  2 0 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  HIGH ELF              629  NONE
WALDEBURG 5180          2  5 1 DEATH BY DESIGN 264  WURM KIN              629  NONE
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  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Psirena -- I'm not an elf!  I'll never understand why those commission types just
assigned me a random race prior to my enlisting as a gladiator.  Like all the rest of
the fighters on my team I'm a magical construct.  You could call me a golem or a
spirit or something like that, but I'm no elf! -- D. N. Emmy

Comatose -- If you brick sorts weren't around I'd have a heck of a lot better record!
-- Lil Ethe

RUMOR OF THE WEEK:  The outriders of Caesar's legions were seen passing through Arvat
recently--word has it that the legendary manager might soon return!

Envy -- That, I don't feel, at least not for you.  I wouldn't mind getting out of
here, though. -- Sarlow

Rampage -- Huh, not my fault if you go rampaging around the harbor and run up on a
mudflat. -- Fillis Bouy

Waldeburg -- Oh, very good!  I liked that one.  But it probably wouldn't work a
second time. -- Psirena

Sampson -- Ah... I feel as though someone's pulled a temple down on my head.  Either
that, or hit me with the jawbone of an ass. -- Fizzgigue

Ldmj -- Er, how do you pronounce that? -- Catfish Annie

We salute the tourney participants, especially Rampage.  Champion of the Adepts!
Good going. -- Jorja and Fisherman's Wharf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WALDEBURG was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
LDMJ was butchered by HIGH ELF in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DBCO was killed by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena melee.
NOT AN ANGEL was murdered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ENVY vanquished SARLOW in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
CARNAGE overpowered CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody one-sided fight.
E. BLISS viciously subdued FILLIS BOUY in a crowd pleasing 8 minute veteran's duel.
RAMPAGE devastated VENOMOUS GIGOLO in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
LIL ETHE overcame KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
D.N.EMMY vanquished SAMPSON in a action packed 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
FATHER O'LIES was defeated by FIZZGIGUE in a 2 minute fight.
PSIRENA beat DEE S. TROYER in a 2 minute novice's melee.
CATFISH ANNIE overpowered CONVICTED THIEF 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  10 -  2      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    24 -  11 -  1      69  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  18 -  3      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  2      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   3 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  29 -  0      36  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    7 -  24 -  1      23  |

Turn 629 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    
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  ENVY 5113                  18   1  2  128 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
LUNGING ATTACK   RAMPAGE 5076               10   0  0  116 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
TOTAL PARRY      E. BLISS 5096              23   5  1  113 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079              20   7  0   83 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
AIMED BLOW       D.N.EMMY 5176               3   0  0   37 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
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 E. BLISS 5096.  The ten other most popular fighters were DBCO 5203, FILLIS BOUY 
4536, ENVY 5113, CARNAGE 5089, LIL ETHE 5079, D.N.EMMY 5176, DEE S. TROYER 5202, 
RAMPAGE 5076, FIZZGIGUE 5197, and PSIRENA 5198.

The least popular fighter this week was FATHER O'LIES 5175.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SARLOW 4346, NOT AN ANGEL 5207, WALDEBURG 5180, SAMPSON 5189, 
LDMJ 5204, CATFISH ANNIE 5205, PSIRENA 5198, FIZZGIGUE 5197, RAMPAGE 5076, and DEE S. 
TROYER 5202.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 14-16, 2011.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $129.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception (yes, really!), free 
airport shuttle, free parking and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, 
jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your reservation by December 22 
before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and people have been
unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the tournament info 
sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all looking forward to 
it and that we will see you there!

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be down south this year, located in Orlando, Florida on July 9-11, 
2010.  It will be held at the Courtyard Orlando International Drive, near Universal 
Studios and Sea World, and not far from the Disney parks.  The hotel is located at 
8600 Austrian Court, Orlando, 32819 (800-321-2211).  Rooms are $112/night, 1-2 
occupancy, and are listed under the Reality Simulations room block.  

The hotel features free parking and free high-speed wireless internet in all 
guestrooms.  The hotel has an pool, jacuzzi, and fitness center.  There's a Starbucks, 
a restaurant, and a little Market where you can get snacks and sandwiches all day and 
night.  There are tons of restaurants nearby on I-Drive.

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!