DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/07/2010    Duedate: 07/20/2010

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-632

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

CARNAGE                        CARNAGE
ANGELS OF PAIN (360)           ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
(32-5089) [19-11-0,101]        (32-5089) [19-11-0,101]

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)        48
2. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       15      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)      3      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH BY DESIGN (264)        0
5. CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)         0      SWEET DREAMS (350)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1186 692 59 63.2   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    12  1 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     330 214 20 60.7   2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      4  5 0
 3- 3 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      41  33  0 55.4   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   3 12 0
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  473 776 16 37.9   4- 4 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)     2  2 1
 5- 5 DEATH BY DESIGN (264)      9  27  3 25.0   5- 5 CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)      1  1 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 647): SHADY SHIPWRIGHT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 649): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 529): CASSIE ELIZABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 643): MAXIMILLIAN of VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 645): SILENCE IS GOLDEN of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 637): HANNABLE of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 638): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 635): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): E. BLISS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 628): BITCHIN' BEAST of DIVINE HERITAGE (Bubba Ganoosh)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 620): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (Godric Magnusson DaVinci, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): BOGBANE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 510): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 497): SAI JIN of THE BROTHERHOOD (Godric Mangusson DaVinci, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 477): BARLO CHELLS of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 472): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): HERCULES of AIR CANADA (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 433): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): DEBBIE GREEN of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 420): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 535): POSITION IS EMPTY

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 647): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 649): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 529): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 643): VC RULES (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 645): NIGHTMARE WRATH (The Laughing Man, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 637): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 368): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 321): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 635): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 628): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 620): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 583): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 296): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 290): DEVIATION (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 510): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 497): TWILIGHT BRIGADE (Stronghold?, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 477): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 472): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 226): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 434): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 420): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 536): THE WILLBURYS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 634): BIMBO SLICE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 631): E. BLISS of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 630): ENVY of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          EAST TO WEST of CHRISTIAN ROCK (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 289): VYNMORGATH of KAOS (Grimm, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 475): FALLING LEAF of AUTUMN SAGA (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 225): EXTORTION of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 427): DEBBIE GREEN of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                      (turn 426): JAGUAR JON of GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     E. Bliss was very late.  Late getting to the arena for her last fight ever.
Late packing for her trip to the Isle.  Late for lunch.  It was just one of those
days.
     Hurriedly, she waved down one of the servants as he passed her room.  "Tarnil,
can you please see that these bags get brought to the coach.  I need to leave right
after I return from the games."
     The old fellow nodded and reached for the luggage.  "Certainly, mistress.  Will
you be attending the supper that they are holding in your honor or will you be
skipping it due to the scheduling issues?"
     "I need to stop by at least and give a quick speech.  Otherwise it would be
unseemly.  But I'll be back quickly.  Everything needs to be ready."
     It was amazing how fast everything was happening.  After over a year spent in
Arvat where time passed at the pace of a leisurely garden snail she was no longer
used to rushing about.  It all started the past week when a courier from the Isle of
the Eye popped up just after her fight with her invitation papers.  That, in itself,
would have been unusual, even though she was not intending to continue her arena
career.  Moments later another invitation came to join the Dark One's personal army.
It was a way to make more money and it gave her something to do in the meantime while
she decided where to settle down.  The only thing was the timetable for arrival at
the new training facility left no time to dawdle.
     She was going to have to rush out after her fight, make a quick appearance at
the supper, rush back to the guildhouse and head off.  It would have been easier if
there was a mage in the guild currently -- then she could have teleported -- but none
of the current gladiators had much talent in that area.  So it had to be the coach.
Even then, at the pace she needed to keep she would have to stop at least twice to
change horses.  Fortunately there were many allied guildhouses across the land.
     E. Bliss grabbed up her scimitar and shield and headed out.
     The life of a gladiator was never easy.

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster, back to give you this week's Spy Report.  Sit 
back in your seats and we'll have more fun than a barrel of Zontanis.  Hey everybody, 
watch out for MURDER, who flew up 19 points in the rankings after mashing CATFISH 
ANNIE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to 
walk out on the sands.  SARLOW was defeated by CARNAGE and drops 6 points.  Our 
battling duelmaster E. BLISS has managed to hold the title, fending off FILLIS BOUY's 
none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, FISHERMAN'S WHARF.  4 out of 5 
gladiators surveyed protect the body, so try and avoid aiming at that location.   
     Here is other news that is of note.  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 just about everybody wants a piece of 
SARLOW, who was this week's most challenged warrior.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally 
in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     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?).  Well, there goes another Spy Report.  
Good luck in next week's fights.  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  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CARNAGE 5089                 19  11  0   101       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SARLOW 4346                  16  53  0   101       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 LIL ETHE 5079                23   7  0    99       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-COMATOSE 4926                14   8  0    92       CHRISTIAN ROCK (415)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             13  35  0    89       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SORROW 5174                   5   0  2    56       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 FATHER O'LIES 5175            7   3  0    38       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DEE S. TROYER 5202            3   1  0    29       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SAMPSON 5189                  3   1  0    21       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197                3   4  0    20       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 MURDER 5211                   1   1  0    20       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-QUID PRO QUO 5188             1   1  0    18       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
-LEMMIWINKS 5210               1   0  1    14       DEATH BY DESIGN (264)
 PSIRENA 5198                  3   4  0    13       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 CATFISH ANNIE 5205            3   2  0    11       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
EVIL ANGEL 5214         0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   WURM KIN              632  NONE
NOT AN ANGEL 5215       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   ARENAMISTRESS SU      632  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Dangerous Criminal -- Now, that was most uncivilized of you.  And you've made an
enemy here.  True, in my present ghostly form I can't do much about it, but I'll be
back and I'll remember you. -- D.N. Emmy

Fizgigue -- Ah, laddie, seems that this old rapier I found in a storage locker suits
me style.  And a 'course waiting until after the match for a wee dram may have been a
wiser course. -- Father O'Lies

Psirena -- Lassie, a 'course I be a lyin' to ye.  It's what we do.  Just be glad I
dinna present ye with a contract to sign... -- Father O'Lies

Sarlow -- Very unimpressive on my part.  Just when I think I'm starting to get going
I have a fight like that where my attacks are universally unimpressive.  I want to
try again and see if I can do better. -- Carnage

Fillis Buoy -- Good fight there.  Came down to the last few blows.  Well done. -- Lil
Ethe

EMERGENCY BULLETIN -- Word has it that a deadly arsonist has come to Arvat.  After
deadly blazes in Malcorn and Dullens, several fires in abandoned warehouses have
caused great damage.   Any suspicious characters should be reported to the
authorities at once.

Carnage -- A win for me?  Gosh, thanks!  I note that you were too busy learning to
fight back as well as I'm sure you could, but at least you DID learn.  I like to see
that.  Just call me Professor Sarlow, eh?

Lil Ethe -- I just totally can't seem to get a grip on that kind of thing.  And you
didn't teach me a single seduction skill, either. -- Fillis Bouy

Dee S. Troyer -- Drat.  I was hoping for better from myself, or at least more skills
from you, but that's... heck.  Oh, well.  It happens. -- Psirena

Father O'Lies -- Stingy, aren't you? -- Fizzgigue
P.S.  No need to lie about it, the facts are clear.

Murder -- Oh, cheese, I spot a little weakness, and you fix it right off. -- Catfish
Annie
P.S.  But sometimes it's justifiable homicide.

Envy -- Maybe.  If I survive.  Jorja says, little ray of sunshine that she is, that
she's had lots of gladiators killed "at the last minute." -- Sarlow, feeling gloomy,
though it may be the weather

Our congratulations to E. Bliss. -- Jorja and Fisherman's Wharf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOT AN ANGEL was butchered by ARENAMISTRESS SUGAR in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
EVIL ANGEL was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
CARNAGE savagely defeated SARLOW in a 2 minute gory veteran's Challenge melee.
MURDER vanquished CATFISH ANNIE in a 1 minute gory mismatched Challenge brawl.
E. BLISS savagely defeated FILLIS BOUY in a crowd pleasing 5 minute master's match.
LIL ETHE overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a 2 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
FATHER O'LIES handily defeated PSIRENA in a 1 minute uneven fight.
FIZZGIGUE won victory over EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   2 -  2      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  2      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  10 -  2      62  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  13 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  25 -  0      34  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  19 -  0      17  |

Turn 632 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
                              PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CARNAGE 5089               19  11  0  101 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079              23   7  0   99 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FATHER O'LIES 5175          7   3  0   38 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 CARNAGE 5089.  The ten other most popular fighters were MURDER 5211, FILLIS BOUY 
4536, LIL ETHE 5079, FIZZGIGUE 5197, FATHER O'LIES 5175, NOT AN ANGEL 5215, EVIL 
ANGEL 5214, SARLOW 4346, CATFISH ANNIE 5205, and PSIRENA 5198.

The least popular fighter this week was PSIRENA 5198.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CATFISH ANNIE 5205, SARLOW 4346, EVIL ANGEL 5214, NOT AN ANGEL 5215, 
FATHER O'LIES 5175, FIZZGIGUE 5197, LIL ETHE 5079, FILLIS BOUY 4536, MURDER 5211, and 
CARNAGE 5089.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SARLOW (32-4346) FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

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

E. BLISS (32-5096) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)