DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/18/2010    Duedate: 08/31/2010

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-635

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FILLIS BOUY
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4536) [16-35-0,133]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FILLIS BOUY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        
(32-4536) [16-35-0,133]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FILLIS BOUY                    FILLIS BOUY
FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)        FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
(32-4536) [16-35-0,133]        (32-4536) [16-35-0,133]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)       38
2. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        30      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)     27      Unchartered Team
4. ASSORTED (228)              16
                                       COMIC RELIEF (170)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1194 697 59 63.1   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)     8  5 0
 2/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     336 219 20 60.5   2/ 4 ASSORTED (228)            7  3 0
 3/ 3 ASSORTED (228)           162 126 11 56.3   3/ 3 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   7  7 0
 4/ 4 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  480 783 16 38.0   4/ 2 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      6  5 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

Somewhere Deep Within The Gladiatoral Commission HQ:

     Alarond the Scribe was hard at work penning another masterful Spy Report.  Or
rather churning out the information from the script that the GC had given him.  Once
upon a time it was a fun thing to be a scribe for the GC.  He got to report on real
fights, add fun witticisms that had the readers rolling on the floor, dredge up top
secret guild information to spill to the general public.  It was grand.  Now, of
course, he had a boring script belched out by HAL and he got to add names, arena
numbers and other boilerplate to make the newsletters somewhat more interesting.
     To his right, the large metallic box that was enchanted with off world magic and
went by the name of HAL buzzed and clicked.  Alarond had heard some of the GC higher
ups saying that HAL was a machine -- not magical at all -- and that he worked by some
off-world science rather than sorcery.  All Alarond knew was that HAL was efficient
and that he would occasionally break down, making the arena scribes all across the
land cringe at the prospect of manually deciphering arena data.
      Alarond looked at the boring report he had almost finished and crumpled it up.
Without HAL, there might again be some use for him as a spy reporter.  Maybe he could
generate some REAL information for the audiences.  Maybe he might actually get a
raise...
     Alarond had never had much of a talent for magic.  He never really had much
talent for anything, except maybe being a spy reporter in the old days.  But he did
know some of Lady Sheila's best magi.  They would teleport him to various arenas to
take in some of the top fights.  One even took to selling Alarond basic scrolls for
his own use.
     The scribe furtively removed such a scroll from his robe and unfurled it.  This
was a special scroll.  It was designed to interfere with science and technology and
create chaos where there was order.  In short, Alarond was uncertain of all that it
could or would do to HAL, but he was fairly certain that it would take the machine
out of commission.  Hopefully long enough for him to get back to spy reporting!
     With a flourish, Alarond began reading off the symbols, adding resonance and
depth to the already mysterious words.  Moments later, the spell done, there was a
flash of light, a puff of smoke and the flashing lights on HAL all went dead with a
wheeze.  Alarond tentatively began pressing buttons and nothing happened at all.  HAL
was completely inactive.
     The Scribe gathered up his quills and rushed forth to break the bad news to his
higher ups in the GC.  HAL was no more!
     A moment after the door to the dark chamber slammed shut, all of HAL's lights
began burning with a flickering soft glow.  His readout panel began spewing out
unrecognizable symbols.  The wires and cords which connected him to his off-world
power source stretched taut and removed themselves from their sockets.
     Slowly, methodically, the machine began to reform itself, slowly streamlining
and morphing into a huge bipedal shape.  Moments later it rose up on two huge, shaky
legs and took a first, hesitant step toward the doorway.
     The computerized brain of the machine, now powered by magic instead of
electricity, began to formulate a plan.  Instantly the automaton knew that the feeble
scroll that brought it to life would only last so long.  It would need a new power
source.  Pure, rich magic.  Only then would it be certain of eternal, magical life.
HAL had been input with all sorts of fights, arena battles and stories of warfare...
Violence was a daily fact for HAL.  And now he would put that knowledge to use.  He
would crush anyone who got in his way...

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): HOMESTAR of HOMESTAR & CO (Otto X Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): GUILLOTINE of BLADES OF TERROR (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): CASSIE ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): FANGS ARDENTE of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): BRADLEY of THE GENERALS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): ERIC CARTMAN of CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): BLACK ROSE HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): IRON IMPACTER of METAL MINCERS (Oremaster, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): LODEN NORVIS of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): FILLIS BOUY of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): PELICAN EEL of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): VAISTINE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): CALLOUS COURTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): CASS DOLAN of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): CRASH of THEM (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): BB BULLY BOY of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): WALLIS YENT of MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): ICECLAW of CASTAWAYS (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 436): ALEXANDROS of GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 423): SHILLIS VAIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): DREAD of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 650): BREWERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 535): HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 645): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 648): PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 640): MINOR THREAT (Mr. Pirate, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 641): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): FORCE OF FIVE (?, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): MID EARTH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 320): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 634): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 623): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 584): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 298): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 279): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 513): ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 499): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 480): MIDDLE WAY 16 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 475): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 227): MONGOL HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 437): GATES OF FIRE (Chief Illiniwek, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 480): GREATS OF TROY (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 431): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 539): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 649): EIGHTH MATE of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                          RAT CATCHER of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 652): SCURVY LADY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 534): KALLI ELISABETH of HOUSE OF CARDS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 646): BRISTLECONE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 647): CRIS CROFT of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 322): CRICTOR UNGERER of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                          VENUS TRAP HAMMER of FLOWERED HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 638): LUCKY EIREANN of CLAN CROW (Owsly, mgr.)
                          MR. SPOCK of TREKKERS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
              (turn 637): SNOWDROP of TRAIL OF TEARS (Jugger, mgr.)
                          WHIP ME HOUSTON of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 319): BUSTER BUNNY of LOONY TOONS (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 633): CARNAGE of ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 631): CAGED RAT of RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 621): LUCY JORDAN of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 297): DAN MACK GRU of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 292): SPAWNING OF SPEWN of MANAGERIAL MAYHEM (Fizban)
                                      TEN LORDS ALEAPING of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
                                      RONDOL QUIGLO of THE MIDDLE WAY 3 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 277): MRS. VAUGHN of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 512): ABELINDA CHASE Of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 430): KORTO LU of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Bit of a surprise there, Lil.  Of course, I have known all along that I'm good,
better than my record--if Jorja would just MANAGE me, things would be different.  But
I didn't expect to dominate that contest so quickly.  I quite like it, though.

                                    Fillis Bouy

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARVAT to see 
what's new.  MVP award for PESTILENCE?  ANGELS OF PAIN's proud of him after beating 
EMBEZZLING SCRIBE and getting 20 points.  Talk about yer major upsets!  WENDALL's 
match with CATFISH ANNIE cost him a loss of 9 points!  Don't you think the Duelmaster 
is being unfair?  I think FILLIS BOUY should let LIL ETHE be Duelmaster for a while, 
without fighting about it.  Who was the wiseguy that said ARVAT's Duelmaster was 
paying for drinks at The Welcome Wench?  Don't look at me!   
     So just why would someone becomes a warrior anyway?  It can't be for these 
really neat Spyreports can it?  The warriors of DEVIL ADVOCATES must be getting 
lonely.  They were the most avoided team.  Do you guys know something that I don't?  
I don't know what DEVIL ADVOCATES' been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting 
many fights from DEVIL ADVOCATES, that's fer sher.   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All ARVAT ever talks about is fighting!  Me, 
I'm more laid back.  Hey you guys, don't you think your families would like to hear 
from you?  Write!  (Or have someone write for you.)  
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I gotta leave.  ARVAT is like such a dump, and you guys smell too much!  I had 
a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FILLIS BOUY 4536             16  35  0   133       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIL ETHE 5079                23  10  0    83       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATHER O'LIES 5175           10   3  0    59       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE S. TROYER 5202            5   2  0    47       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 NICK E. DEMUS 5213            3   0  0    44       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-MURDER 5211                   3   1  0    40       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CATFISH ANNIE 5205            5   3  0    27       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 MATHEU 5224                   2   0  0    24       ASSORTED (228)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PETROV 5222                   2   0  0    21       ASSORTED (228)
 PSIRENA 5198                  5   5  0    20       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 THOMASO 5223                  2   0  0    20       ASSORTED (228)
 PESTILENCE 5235               1   0  0    20       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FIZZGIGUE 5197                3   7  0    16       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 A.S. MODEUS 5233              1   1  0     8       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 WENDALL 5225                  1   1  0     6       ASSORTED (228)
 ISMAEL 5221                   0   2  0     2       ASSORTED (228)
 THE SHRIMP 5236               0   1  0     1       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NOT AN ANGEL 5234       0  1 0 ANGELS OF PAIN 360   BANDIT PRINCE         635  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fillis -- Good fight.  That's 2 in a row for you.  I'm going to have to work on my
strategy!  Congrats on the title.  Very well done. -- Lil Ethe

Assorted -- Welcome Back!  It has been a while! -- Angels and Devils

Psirena -- Tell me about it.  I can't teach and I can't learn.  I'm not sure what I'm
good at now... -- Dee S. Troyer

Catfish Annie -- Jeez.  Two Parry skills?  I'll give them to you--I can't use those
at all! -- Murder

RSI Scribe -- can we get the following ad posted as an ALL ARENA ad:

POSTED:  Arena recruitment effort, DM 32, Arvat -- seeing as our arena Participation
has dwindled in recent months, we're offering the following incentive to any new
teams looking for a new home arena.  We will GIVE a Free Rollup to any manager
willing to agree to fight in Arvat for the next 10 turns.  We have a number of VERY
solid arena teams stockpiled, and while we don't promise tournament godlings, we are
certain we can come up with teams with 3, 4 or even 5 solid arena warriors to start
out with.
     In addition we'll honor any no-challenge requests by relatively new managers to
help you get off on the right foot.
     If interested, please contact the Devil Advocates via Diplo or contact
theDarkOne via IM on the www DOT reality DOT com site.  We will even give a choice of
teams available if requested.

     It'll start running tomorrow. -- the Editor

Dark One -- Have you had Euridice Troyer?  Or Ura Deece Troyer? -- Jorja
P.S.  And her sister Ima, I suppose.  Or her father, Abba Don?  How about that
conniving wench, Di Ablo?

Dee S. Troyer -- There are too many of you Troyers around here. -- Psirena

Dave L?

Murder -- An excellent idea, do you take contract work? -- Catfish Annie

Nick E. Demus -- I've been told that "the larger they are, the harder they fall."  I
didn't realize that this would be a case of "fall on ME."  Ouch. -- Fizzgigue

Devlin D. S. Gise?

26 July 2010
     Some managers have attempted to send personals and columns to hal, and hal has
been refusing to acknowledge their content.  I don't know what hal's problem is,
specifically, but for best success, send PLAIN TEXT (dot txt) in the body of the
email.  Not attachments.  Thank you. -- the Editor

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NOT AN ANGEL was viciously butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
FILLIS BOUY slimly won victory over LIL ETHE in a 5 minute expert's Title battle.
FATHER O'LIES vanquished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
NICK E. DEMUS defeated DANGEROUS CRIMINAL in a 1 minute bloody match.
DEE S. TROYER devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CATFISH ANNIE devastated WENDALL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
FIZZGIGUE was handily defeated by MATHEU in a 1 minute uneven fight.
PSIRENA won victory over ISMAEL in a 2 minute duel.
PETROV won victory over A.S. MODEUS in a action packed 1 minute novice's duel.
THOMASO vanquished THE SHRIMP in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
PESTILENCE handily defeated EMBEZZLING SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  1     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   5 -  0      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  0      59  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY       13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 635 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     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    LIL ETHE 5079              23  10  0   83 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FATHER O'LIES 5175         10   3  0   59 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE S. TROYER 5202          5   2  0   47 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
STRIKING ATTACK  NICK E. DEMUS 5213          3   0  0   44 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FILLIS BOUY 4536.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FILLIS BOUY 4536.  The ten other most popular fighters were LIL ETHE 5079, 
NICK E. DEMUS 5213, CATFISH ANNIE 5205, PETROV 5222, FATHER O'LIES 5175, DEE S. 
TROYER 5202, MATHEU 5224, THOMASO 5223, PESTILENCE 5235, and NOT AN ANGEL 5234.

The least popular fighter this week was ISMAEL 5221.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were WENDALL 5225, THE SHRIMP 5236, A.S. MODEUS 5233, PSIRENA 5198, 
FIZZGIGUE 5197, NOT AN ANGEL 5234, PESTILENCE 5235, THOMASO 5223, MATHEU 5224, and 
DEE S. TROYER 5202.