DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/02/2015    Duedate: 03/14/2015

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-704

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KASPAROV
WE GOT GAME (289)
(46-4450) [12-3-1,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KASPAROV                       GLADIUS
WE GOT GAME (289)              THE SOVEREIGN (393)
(46-4450) [12-3-1,113]         (46-4493) [2-0-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

CASPER JOHN                    DEE DAA
FANDILS (75)                   YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
(46-4428) [11-7-0,104]         (46-4478) [3-0-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WE GOT GAME (289)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     53
2. FANDILS (75)                43      WRATHMEN (387)
3. THE SOVEREIGN (393)         20      Unchartered Team
4. WE GOT GAME (289)           10
5. YOU DON'T SAY! (377)         8      THE SOVEREIGN (393)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)            46   9  4 83.6   1/ 2 WE GOT GAME (289)        11  4 1
 2- 2*WENSINWASIN 1234 (343)     4   1  1 80.0   2/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)           10  5 0
 3/ 3 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      17   5  3 77.3   3/ 4 FANDILS (75)              6  3 0
 4- 4*EXOTIC BLADES (373)       13   7  3 65.0   4/ 7*THE SOVEREIGN (393)       5  5 0
 5/ 5 WE GOT GAME (289)         81  54  5 60.0   5/10 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 0
 6/ 6 FANDILS (75)             %1348 908 46 59.8   6- 3*EXOTIC BLADES (373)       3  0 0
 7- 7 ERRATA (357)              47  36  0 56.6   7/ 6 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      3  0 0
 8- 8 THE 27 CLUB (374)        150 127  5 54.2   8- 5*ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)   2  3 0
 9/10*THE SOVEREIGN (393)        5   5  0 50.0   9- 8*WENSINWASIN 1234 (343)    1  1 1
10- 9*ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)    3   4  0 42.9  10- 9 THE 27 CLUB (374)         0  3 0
11/11 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  813 %1260 28 39.2  11-11 ERRATA (357)              0  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

                 *]S[+---:---+]S[  The Sovereign  ]S[+---:---+]S[*

     "So this is Ardivent?" Mysty Eve asked, tossing a look at Gladius.
     "Yes, it's good to be back home," said Gladius.
     The roads this day were muddy, for a light sprinkle had come upon the city.  Six
companions rode into the city, heading toward the stables.  Once the horses were put
away, the five warriors followed their manager to the Gladiatorial Commission for
registration.
     Standing at 6'8", he stood out among the curious onlookers.  His clothes looked
oddest among the group.  If seen by a wizard or sorceror, they'd have sworn that the
hulking brute of a man was from another dimension... but that was neither here nor
there.
     "I'd like to enroll these five oustanding gladiators into the arena fights."
     "Name of the team?" the peeved employee asked.
     "The Sovereign," said the hulking manager, seeming very familiar with the
formalities.  "These gladiators are as documented:  Lady Annabelle, who is a Shew,
Misty Eve, who is a Fennith,--"
     "What did you say?!"  The Commission employee was clearly taken aback.
     "She's a Fennith and she will fight for my team," said the manager, clearly
annoyed.  "Let me continue:  P-nut Firebeard, who is the flame-bearded Dwarf right
there," he points at his dwarven brute.  "Next is a hometown hero, of sorts:
Gladius, an Ardiventi Elf," says the manager, patting Gladius on the shoulder.  "Last
is the deadly Black Chaos, a Shagornan Elf."
     "Who is captain of this team?" asked the employee, now clearly attentive to the
odd combination of peoples.
     "She is," the manager says, placing his hand on Lady Annabelle's
shoulder.  She was the same height as her manager.
     "Okay, your stable will be on the edge of town, and here are your papers," says
the employee.  "What is your name, by the way?"
     "You didn't know?" the manager asks with a laugh.  "Name's Lord Scorpio,"
Scorpio says, smiling.
     Let the fun begin....

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

     Fandil stormed into the Bluvalley guildhouse.  He entered quitely enough, with
no slamming of doors, no stomping feet, no shouting.  But he was a storm even so.
Everyone moved out of his path, back against the walls or out the back door if they
could.
     "Where's Cho?"
     "Who?"  Brooke Jones blinked and dared ask questions.  "We don't know a Cho.  Is
he a new gladiator who went astray?"
     Fandil frowned at her, though less fiercely than he had been frowning.  "Master
Cho.  Used to manage this team.  Years ago, before Khalhums was closed."
     "Never heard of him," Lorenz Klu said.
     The others echoed his answer, and Brooke added, "We haven't kept up with the
history of the team all that much.  Didn't seem to be much point, you know, and there
was always something else to do."  She stared at Fandil for a moment.  "Jorja might
know."
     "Is she here?"
     "Well, no, but--"
     "Young woman, matters are serious.  Ardivent is menaced, and I need Cho to help
evaluate and oppose our enemies."
     Brooke fluttered her hands, a gesture that had always served her well with angry
men.  "I'll send word to Jorja, but that's all any of us here can do."
     Fandil sighed.  The young of this generation were pathetic.  "Send for Jorja,
and one of you--"  He looked around at the silent gladiators, "Hereford Jones, you go
to the south shore and keep watch.  Carefully.  The Black Tower has been seen again
out in the bay, and you should consider it hostile and dangerous."

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARDIVENT will ever be the same.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as WRATHMEN is pushed out of top team by WE GOT GAME, who came from 2nd 
with a 3-2-0 this turn.  BLUVALLEY WARRIORS stable has parlayed this turn's 3-2-0 
into a 5 space move up the rankings.  This brings them up to 5th place.  Good work, 
guys!  The FANDILS guild has had a 3-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the 
future.  You never know where this kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, CASPER 
JOHN fought MATTHEAS and gained 27 points and contributed to FANDILS' 3-0-0.  
MATTHEAS has lost to CASPER JOHN, falling 28 points, while helping make WRATHMEN a 
2-3-0 turn.  And not without some honor, KASPAROV now claims the title and throne of 
Duelmaster of ARDIVENT.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, 
cramped under the table at The Seaside Manor?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  I also notice that the FANDILS 
stable was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on ARDIVENT, what are you afraid 
of?  And guess who avoided FANDILS stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was WE GOT 
GAME.  Anyone surprised?  The most challenged warrior this turn was BLUVALLEY 
WARRIORS' warrior BILLY JOE.  More fighters challenged him than challenged the 
Duelmaster!   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  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.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in ARDIVENT, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in ARDIVENT again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASPAROV 4450                12   3  1   113       WE GOT GAME (289)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CASPER JOHN 4428             11   7  0   104       FANDILS (75)
-RON BURGUNDY 3974            10   5  0   100       ERRATA (357)
-BAXTER 3970                  13   9  0    99       ERRATA (357)
-MMMMBUHHH 4292                8   4  3    99       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
 CAPABLANCA 3105              21  16  0    92       WE GOT GAME (289)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TYNARAE 4401                 10   1  1    89       WRATHMEN (387)
 ROCKSOCK JONES 4412          11  25  1    84       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SOLAARRIN 4402                9   2  1    81       WRATHMEN (387)
 MATTHEAS 4398                10   1  1    79       WRATHMEN (387)
 HEREFORD JONES 4413          12  24  0    75       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-UNCLE LEROY 4435              7   3  0    75       FANDILS (75)
-WINEHOUSE 4433               11   7  0    74       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 BAERUS 4399                   8   3  1    73       WRATHMEN (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NIMZOVICH 3279               16  12  1    61       WE GOT GAME (289)
 FEHEADRAE 4400                9   2  0    60       WRATHMEN (387)
-EARL 4429                     9   9  0    57       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORENS KLU 4431               9  13  0    52       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-PIGPEN 4432                   6   9  1    45       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-ETERNITY 4244                 3   2  0    45       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
 RUY LOPEZ 4461                5   3  0    39       WE GOT GAME (289)
-JACK SPARROW 3843             3   0  1    39       WENSINWASIN 1234 (343)
 ALEKHINE 4473                 4   1  1    35       WE GOT GAME (289)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SLAYER 4247                   5   2  2    34       EXOTIC BLADES (373)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EXXON 4332                    3   1  1    33       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
 DEE DAA 4478                  3   0  0    33       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
 MILDRED LEONA 4434            6   6  1    25       FANDILS (75)
 BILLY JOE 4439                4  13  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 JODI 4476                     3   0  0    25       FANDILS (75)
-FREAKY TAH 4440               5   5  1    24       THE 27 CLUB (374)
 BROOKE JONES 4455             5   9  0    24       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLADIUS 4493                  2   0  0    20       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-NICO ROBIN 4484               2   1  0    18       ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)
 MISTY EVE 4491                1   1  0    12       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
 P-NUT FIREBEARD 4492          1   1  0     8       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-BAIN 4482                     1   1  0     6       ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)
 LADY ANNABELLE 4490           1   1  0     4       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
 BLACK CHAOS 4494              0   2  0     4       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-SPIRAL FLAME 4480             0   1  0     1       ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)
-MATSUMOTO 4483                0   1  0     1       ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEW 4216                3  7 0 ERRATA 357           JACK SPARROW 3843     702   
JEROME 4418             9  5 1 FANDILS 75           KASPAROV 4450         700  REVENGED
DECEPTICON 3844         1  1 0 WENSINWASIN 1234 343 ALEKHINE 4473         702   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Looks like the Tynarae show!  Kudos. -- Fandil The Wise

Capablanca -- On my challenge, you rooked me out of a win.  What a mean Chessmaster
you are. -- Uncle Leroy (throwing tomatoes at Capa)

Black Chaos -- Too much black, not enough chaos.  I'm feeling good in my pinks. --
Jodi

Mattheas -- I challenged; I lost.  You Wrathmen are GOOD. -- Casper John

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  Good luck to all.  The Red Sands await. -- Fandil The
Wise

Uncle Leroy -- I guess you're the one saying "Uncle" now.  Get it?  Uncle!  Don't
make me explain it to you... -- Capablanca

Tynarae -- I had you!  I had you!!  How did you ever escape with the win?!?
Grrrrr... -- Nimzovich

Solaarrin -- The ol' "You forgot to tie your shoelaces..." trick.  60% of the time,
it works every time. -- Kasparov

Lorens Klu -- I give up.  Who is Loren?  And why are you her clue? -- Ruy Lopez

Brooke Jones -- That move?  It's called "Alekhine's Gun."  You could look it up. --
Alekhine

Greetings Ardivent, My name is Lord Scorpio, and I bring to you a privileged group of
gladiators known to you as, the Soverign.  They are an elite group who wish to make a
name for themselves, so I hope that you welcome us. -- Lord Scorpio, mgr the Soverign

One-four, and I am so glad for that win, doubly glad that it is MY win.  I get
closetrophobic when I sit in there.  Still snowing, ground still frozen, but I have
come out of the closet.  Life is good, or at least not bad. -- Rocksock Jones

Dee Daa -- I've heard of people like you, guys who get themselves "fixed" (looks more
like "broken" to me) so they won't have DISTRACTIONS while the fight.  Horrible. --
Billy Joe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEE DAA viciously subdued BILLY JOE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge fight.
RUY LOPEZ was demolished by FEHEADRAE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
ALEKHINE savagely defeated BROOKE JONES in a 3 minute Challenge duel.
TYNARAE was demolished by KASPAROV in a 1 minute mismatched Title competition.
MATTHEAS was overpowered by CASPER JOHN in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.
CAPABLANCA bested BAERUS in a 2 minute competition.
NIMZOVICH was overpowered by SOLAARRIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
ROCKSOCK JONES vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
HEREFORD JONES vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided duel.
LORENS KLU handily defeated THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
MILDRED LEONA luckily beat BLACK CHAOS in a 3 minute master vs. amateur competition.
JODI demolished LADY ANNABELLE in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MISTY EVE overcame POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's conflict.
P-NUT FIREBEARD won victory over FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute amateur's bout.
GLADIUS vanquished POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided fray.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -   5 -  2      72  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  19 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW        36 -  40 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  13 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK    16 -  20 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |

Turn 704 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-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         2 -  4         3  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0                                       2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   KASPAROV 4450              12   3  1  113 WE GOT GAME (289)
STRIKING ATTACK  CASPER JOHN 4428           11   7  0  104 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    CAPABLANCA 3105            21  16  0   92 WE GOT GAME (289)
AIMED BLOW       TYNARAE 4401               10   1  1   89 WRATHMEN (387)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   MATTHEAS 4398              10   1  1   79 WRATHMEN (387)
SLASHING ATTACK  BAERUS 4399                 8   3  1   73 WRATHMEN (387)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is CASPER JOHN 4428.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DEE DAA 4478.  The ten other most popular fighters were ALEKHINE 4473, BLACK 
CHAOS 4494, BILLY JOE 4439, BAERUS 4399, ROCKSOCK JONES 4412, HEREFORD JONES 4413, 
KASPAROV 4450, CAPABLANCA 3105, LORENS KLU 4431, and MISTY EVE 4491.

The least popular fighter this week was LADY ANNABELLE 4490.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NIMZOVICH 3279, RUY LOPEZ 4461, GLADIUS 4493, MATTHEAS 4398, 
TYNARAE 4401, P-NUT FIREBEARD 4492, JODI 4476, MILDRED LEONA 4434, SOLAARRIN 4402, 
and CASPER JOHN 4428.

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

Our summer FTF will be held in Newark, New Jersey, July 17-19, 2015.  It will be held 
at the Doubletree Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey (800-222-TREE (8733)).  
Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and 
business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Self-parking is $8.  
The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF55-Newark

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI