DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/22/2010    Duedate: 01/04/2011

ARVAT ARENA

DM-32    TURN-644

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FATHER O'LIES
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
(32-5175) [17-5-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FATHER O'LIES                  SLITHER
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          SERPENTS HOLD (422)
(32-5175) [17-5-0,112]         (32-5238) [7-1-1,58]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEE S. TROYER                  PETROV
DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)          ASSORTED (228)
(32-5202) [11-5-0,81]          (32-5222) [6-5-0,31]

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)     35
2. ANGELS OF PAIN (360)        29      DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
3. ASSORTED (228)              28      Unchartered Team
4. THE WILLBURYS (426)         14
5. GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)       11      SERPENTS HOLD (422)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*SERPENTS HOLD (422)        7   1  1 87.5   1/ 1 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)    %1224 709 60 63.3   2/ 3 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)      8  5 1
 3/ 3 ERRATA (387)              21  13  2 61.8   3/ 4 ASSORTED (228)            6  6 0
 4/ 4 ANGELS OF PAIN (360)     346 236 22 59.5   4/ 5*THE WILLBURYS (426)       6  9 1
 5- 5 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)     122  88  6 58.1   5/ 8 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)   6  9 0
 6/ 7 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     27  22  1 55.1   6/ 7*SERPENTS HOLD (422)       3  0 0
 7/ 6 ASSORTED (228)           179 151 12 54.2   7- 2 LUROCIAN GUARD (378)      3  2 0
 8/ 8*THE WILLBURYS (426)       10  10  2 50.0   8/10 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)     2  0 0
 9- 9 APOCALYPSE (385)         133 164 10 44.8   9- 9 APOCALYPSE (385)          2  3 0
10/10 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)  496 807 16 38.1  10- 6*ORDER OF BATTLE (424)     2  8 0
11-11 CITY ON A HILL (418)       9  16  0 36.0  11-11 CITY ON A HILL (418)      1  0 0
12-12*ORDER OF BATTLE (424)     10  25  0 28.6  12/12 ERRATA (387)              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 659): FREE WHEEL of THE WILLBURYS 9 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): THUMBSCREWS of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): AVERY of TERMINUS (Carrick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 656): KATARINA of FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZEBD ARVIN of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): TEZCATLIPOCA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): ORATHAI of ECHL-EAST (LHI, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 625): CHALDEA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 643): FATHER O'LIES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): SCUTTLEBUTT of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SCAPA of ON THE ROCKS (Bartender, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 591): VAISTINIE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): PAYNE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): AFRICAN QUEEN of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): DEBRA FARIN of MIDDLE WAY 20 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): FALKYNOR of THE WILLBURYS 13 (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): HUGH GRANT of DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): *HAPPY PHANTOM* of LITTLE EARTHQUAKES (Zalgor Prigg)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): ".... of NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): WATERLOO of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 548): SUPERIOR FORCES of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (A-Sop, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 659): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 553): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 655): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 657): FAR TRAVELERS (Obregon, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 649): ZOMBIE SQUAD 2 (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): MONOPOLY (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 327): MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 647): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 325): MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 642): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 640): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 632): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 590): WARRIORS OF STEEL (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 302): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 283): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 522): INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 507): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 489): DOCTORS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 484): SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 445): NUMB-ERS (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 439): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 547): MIDDLE ITALY et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 661): HIPPASUS of DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 552): SCOURGE of THE CONFESSIORS (?, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 650): COOKING LITE of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 532): ICICLE of URBAN JUNGLE (Jugger, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 296): MEDEE of THE OPERA (Manager, mgr.)
                          (turn 295): ROIS ANIN of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 521): RYVAS VOLKMAURI of INCONSISTENT FURY (Banthius, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 232): ANASTASIA of MYSTERIOUS (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
                (turn 231): DEATH SUCKS of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 432): UNFORGETTABLE of THE WILLBURYS 78 (Rascally Rabbit)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail ARVAT!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for your 
deeds.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for 
LUROCIAN GUARD, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 5 into 7th.  FISHERMAN'S WHARF 
stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 into a 3 space move up the rankings.  This 
brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, guys!  And let's see, PSIRENA fought NICK E. 
DEMUS and gained 22 points and contributed to FISHERMAN'S WHARF's 3-2-0.  NICK E. 
DEMUS has lost to PSIRENA, falling 19 points, while helping make DEVIL ADVOCATES a 
3-2-0 turn.  Defending his title for another turn, FATHER O'LIES kept ARVAT's 
warrior, CONVICTED ASSASSIN, from claiming the throne.  Can someone confirm a rumor 
for me?  I hear the top team makes their losing fighters do dishes at The Dripping 
Blade until they win.  Maybe?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  I also notice that the DEVIL ADVOCATES 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARVAT, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding DEVIL ADVOCATES more than any other team we find ANGELS OF PAIN.  ARVAT, 
are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  Well, sports fans, take 
notice that ISMAEL from ASSORTED was ARVAT's most challenged warrior this turn.   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Had I not seen it, it would be hard to believe.  BIG ANGEL was sent 
to the Dark Arena and lived to tell about it!  Makes you think, no?  We'd like to 
remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; 
and it's considered rude.   
     I like this place, ARVAT, the taverns have old wine, and young serving girls.  
Who could ask for more?  Always good to rest in ARVAT, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ARVAT again, 
farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FATHER O'LIES 5175           17   5  0   112       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-LARA 4394                    25  17  0    94       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE S. TROYER 5202           11   5  0    81       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-ROGER THE BRAVE 4787          8   3  0    69       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-*CURIOUS TODDLER* 5092        5   4  0    68       CITY ON A HILL (418)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IHAO 4476                     9  11  1    62       APOCALYPSE (385)
 PSIRENA 5198                 10   9  0    59       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 A.S. MODEUS 5233              7   1  1    58       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
 SLITHER 5238                  7   1  1    58       SERPENTS HOLD (422)
-GREATER VRULL 4375            7   9  0    58       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MURDER 5211                   6   1  0    57       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VENEER 4549                   4   0  1    55       ERRATA (387)
-COFFEE 4637                   5   2  1    54       ERRATA (387)
 HOLD 4546                     8   3  0    48       ERRATA (387)
 NICK E. DEMUS 5213            7   5  0    47       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-HAMMIR 4475                   8  10  1    43       APOCALYPSE (385)
-FAMINE 4541                   7   6  1    42       APOCALYPSE (385)
 CHARDRAS 5003                 2   0  0    42       GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
 MATHEU 5224                   6   5  1    40       ASSORTED (228)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG ANGEL 5300                1   0  1    33       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-ITEM 4794                     3   4  0    32       ERRATA (387)
 CATFISH ANNIE 5205            7  10  0    31       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 PETROV 5222                   6   5  0    31       ASSORTED (228)
 ISMAEL 5221                   4   7  0    31       ASSORTED (228)
 MM 5267                       3   1  1    31       THE WILLBURYS (426)
 FIZZGIGUE 5197                5  14  0    29       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
-DOMINATION 5232               2   0  0    28       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
 THOMASO 5223                  5   6  0    27       ASSORTED (228)
-BROTHER MAYHEM 5252           3   4  0    24       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)
-BROTHER KANE 5251             2   5  0    24       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JOHN MAC 5046                 3   0  1    20       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
-BARRY THE BOLD 5285           2   0  0    20       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)
 RL 5265                       3   1  0    18       THE WILLBURYS (426)
 HANNAMARIE 5288               2   1  0    18       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 RR 5268                       2   2  0    15       THE WILLBURYS (426)
-PESTILENCE 5170               1   0  0    13       APOCALYPSE (385)
-PLAGUE 5153                   1   8  1    12       APOCALYPSE (385)
 HANNANNA 5289                 2   1  0    11       FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
 D. DAVE ELL 5284              3   1  0    10       DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
-SISTER SLEDGE 5286            1   2  0     9       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)
 SHOCK 5291                    2   1  0     8       ANGELS OF PAIN (360)
-BAXTER 4548                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (387)
 TDO 5266                      1   3  1     7       THE WILLBURYS (426)
-*JILTED LOVER* 5093           1   3  0     6       CITY ON A HILL (418)
 TGG 5264                      1   3  0     6       THE WILLBURYS (426)
-BROTHER LOVEJOY 5287          1   2  0     5       ORDER OF BATTLE (424)
-JEFF THE JESTER 5292          0   1  0     1       LUROCIAN GUARD (378)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
WENDALL 5225            3  5 0 ASSORTED 228         SLITHER 5238          641   
SHEWISH GIANT           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           BIG ANGEL 5300        644  NONE
BROTHER HOTSPUR 5250    2  2 0 ORDER OF BATTLE 424  MATHEU 5224           640  REVENGED
SISTER MERCY 5279       0  1 0 ORDER OF BATTLE 424  JOHN MAC 5046         640  NOT REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Slither -- Euwh, you slithered right out from under my blade!  It gives me a grue. --
Fizzgigue

MM -- I thought you were supposed to melt in my hand! -- Catfish Annie

Brother Mayhem -- I had a little brother like that, and I learned to apply a heavy
skillet upside the head before he really got revved up. -- Psirena
P.S.  Though it probably won't work a second time.

Tdo -- I'm not in the mood to cut anyone slack today, so take that! -- Hannamarie

Chardras -- Definitely a beast, no argument there. -- Hannanna

Dark One -- We don't trust Father O'Lies farther than we could throw him uphill
against a high wind, but feel free to call on any member of our team at need for
adventuring. -- Fisherman's Wharf

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BIG ANGEL viciously butchered SHEWISH GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
FATHER O'LIES vanquished CONVICTED ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal uneven Title battle.
DEE S. TROYER overpowered KUNG-FU MASTER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
NICK E. DEMUS was defeated by PSIRENA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
MURDER devastated THOMASO in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
A.S. MODEUS devastated FIZZGIGUE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
HOLD unbelievably bested PETROV in a action packed 2 minute gruesome fight.
SLITHER vanquished CAPTURED ORC in a popular 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
MM lost to CHARDRAS in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran fight.
MATHEU handily defeated CATFISH ANNIE in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided bout.
ISMAEL devastated D. DAVE ELL in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
TGG was savagely defeated by HANNAMARIE in a 4 minute gory amateur's match.
RL slimly won victory over SHOCK in a 3 minute gruesome novice's conflict.
TDO was narrowly defeated by HANNANNA in a 2 minute beginner's struggle.
RR handily defeated MORDANT DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         STRIKING ATTACK   32 -  19 -  5      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  20 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   4 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   21 -  25 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  11 -  2      42  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        13 -  18 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -  28 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   6 -  0      25  |

Turn 644 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         3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-RIPOSTE    FATHER O'LIES 5175         17   5  0  112 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEE S. TROYER 5202         11   5  0   81 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
WALL OF STEEL    PSIRENA 5198               10   9  0   59 FISHERMAN'S WHARF (288)
STRIKING ATTACK  A.S. MODEUS 5233            7   1  1   58 DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)
TOTAL PARRY      HOLD 4546                   8   3  0   48 ERRATA (387)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   CHARDRAS 5003               2   0  0   42 GEMSTONE BEASTS (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEE S. TROYER 5202.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PETROV 5222.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG ANGEL 5300, 
HANNAMARIE 5288, SHOCK 5291, DEE S. TROYER 5202, NICK E. DEMUS 5213, SLITHER 5238, 
MATHEU 5224, FATHER O'LIES 5175, A.S. MODEUS 5233, and HOLD 4546.

The least popular fighter this week was D. DAVE ELL 5284.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FIZZGIGUE 5197, THOMASO 5223, RR 5268, CATFISH ANNIE 5205, MM 
5267, TDO 5266, RL 5265, TGG 5264, CHARDRAS 5003, and MURDER 5211.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

FATHER O'LIES (32-5175) DEVIL ADVOCATES (105)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       MR. GHERKIN (6-6385) of 071406AD  (544)
                       OPUS X (11-5276) of OLD BOYS CLUB  (483)
                   CARDINAL KRAKEN (69-8569) BEASTS OF NEON  (831) 
                    GANGRENE (82-30731) THAT SPECIAL SMELL  (5042) 
                      WAY TOO CUTE (82-32711) 12/19/04A  (5398) 
                         CHINA (82-35079) MORE PLACES  (5777) 
                      ASPARAGUS (82-38983) UNDERRATED 2  (6485) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes