DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/13/2015    Duedate: 04/25/2015

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-707

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POSITION IS EMPTY

Chartered Recognition LeaderUnchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              NICO ROBIN
                               ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)
                               (46-4484) [3-1-0,20]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

LORENS KLU                     LORENS KLU
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-4431) [11-14-0,50]         (46-4431) [11-14-0,50]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRATHMEN (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                18
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     14      WRATHMEN (387)
3. WRATHMEN (387)              11      Unchartered Team
4. YOU DON'T SAY! (377)        10
5. ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)      2      ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)            55  12  5 82.1   1- 1*THE SOVEREIGN (393)       9  1 2
 2/ 2 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      20   5  3 80.0   2/ 2 WRATHMEN (387)            9  3 1
 3- 3*THE SOVEREIGN (393)       14   6  2 70.0   3/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 0
 4- 4 WE GOT GAME (289)         85  55  6 60.7   4/ 5 FANDILS (75)              5  5 1
 5/ 5 FANDILS (75)             %1353 913 47 59.7   5- 3 WE GOT GAME (289)         4  1 1
 6/ 0*ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)    4   4  0 50.0   6/ 6 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      3  0 0
 7/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  819 %1269 28 39.2   7/ 0*ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)   1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of ARDIVENT!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Bein' on top is great while it 
lasts, THE SOVEREIGN.  But how many friends do you have now?  What's with BROOKE 
JONES?  She actually beat ARDIVENT's AMBITIOUS GUARD, and walked away with 13 more 
points from the fight.  Laughs were big at FANDILS while they watched UNCLE LEROY 
clobber FEHEADRAE.  She lost 4 points and got bruised from objects thrown from the 
stands.  What a role model for ARDIVENT's young 'uns!  CAPABLANCA becomes Duelmaster, 
but don't bother to fight no more!  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty 
gossip about your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  The most avoided team 
was WE GOT GAME.  Management must be dealin', as the boys at FANDILS ain't reelin'!  
WE GOT GAME's mad!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  Are 
you as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KASPAROV 4450                13   3  1   121       WE GOT GAME (289)
-CAPABLANCA 3105              22  16  0   111       WE GOT GAME (289)
 SOLAARRIN 4402               12   2  1   100       WRATHMEN (387)
 UNCLE LEROY 4435              9   3  0   100       FANDILS (75)
-MMMMBUHHH 4292                8   4  3    99       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
 MATTHEAS 4398                13   1  1    98       WRATHMEN (387)
 TYNARAE 4401                 12   2  2    95       WRATHMEN (387)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NIMZOVICH 3279               17  12  1    76       WE GOT GAME (289)
-BAERUS 4399                   8   3  1    73       WRATHMEN (387)
 FEHEADRAE 4400               10   4  0    69       WRATHMEN (387)
 ROCKSOCK JONES 4412          11  28  1    68       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 EARL 4429                    11   9  0    67       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEE DAA 4478                  6   0  0    65       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
 HEREFORD JONES 4413          12  27  0    63       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALEKHINE 4473                 5   1  2    55       WE GOT GAME (289)
 LORENS KLU 4431              11  14  0    50       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BROOKE JONES 4455             7  10  0    48       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BILLY JOE 4439                6  14  0    35       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-RUY LOPEZ 4461                5   4  0    35       WE GOT GAME (289)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MISTY EVE 4491                3   1  2    32       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-GLADIUS 4493                  4   0  0    28       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
 MILDRED LEONA 4434            6   8  1    27       FANDILS (75)
-BLACK CHAOS 4494              2   2  0    26       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-P-NUT FIREBEARD 4492          3   1  0    24       THE SOVEREIGN (393)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NICO ROBIN 4484               3   1  0    20       ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)
-ALIISZA 4505                  1   0  0    16       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-BAIN 4482                     1   1  0     6       ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)
 GRANDMA CLARA 4504            0   1  0     2       FANDILS (75)
-MATSUMOTO 4483                0   1  0     1       ABYSS' DARK FORCE (391)
-SPIRAL FLAME 4480             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?
CASPER JOHN 4428       11  8 0 FANDILS 75           TYNARAE 4401          705   
JODI 4476               4  1 1 FANDILS 75           ALEKHINE 4473         706   
LADY ANNABELLE 4490     1  2 0 THE SOVEREIGN 393    JODI 4476             705  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Ghost of Jodi -- Guess we can after all go tease and fight the menfolk, let's go! --
Ghost of Lady Annabelle

WOF -- Thanks, old chap, well met indeed!  Have you been keeping up with all of the
trash talking that's done in DM 33 Niatoli Isle?  I have a spy there that's the most
challenged warrior, and he's only fought twice! -- Scorpio

Fandil -- Do you have a team there? -- Scorpio

I'm surprised Jorja doesn't, she has one damn near everywhere! -- Scorpio *winking*

Congrats to Capablanca, a fine Duelmaster. -- Fandil The Wise

Happy Peasant -- I hope you are still happy as it was a pleasant fight. -- Earl

Billy Joe -- Whoa!  Your experience and skill showed through.  I must have left mine
in the guildhouse. -- Mildred Leona

Well, gee, Alekhine, that wasn't so nice. Poor little Jodi was a 21-11-5-15-7-18-7,
good/poor, +1/3 Init, +1/4 Attack basher, and we will miss her.  Another Red Sands
victim, created by her own challenge. -- WOF

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Fandil The Wise
P.S. Seemingly more humility than otherwise for The Fandils of late.

Uncle Leroy -- Yeah, but PLAID socks?  Hideous. -- Rocksock Jones

Scorpio -- They've got us all out in our yards watching tornados. -- Jorja
P.S.  And yes, you were correct in Rodeki.  Harby and Spot are my alternate personas.
I used to have one for every arena, but it got to be too much trouble to keep track
of them.  Those two... I just like 'em.

Two-three again this time, BUT no standbys.  And ONE of those wins was MINE. --
Lorens Klu

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEE DAA unbelievably bested HEREFORD JONES in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SOLAARRIN devastated NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MATTHEAS handily defeated ROCKSOCK JONES in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
UNCLE LEROY devastated FEHEADRAE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
TYNARAE overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
EARL devastated BILLY JOE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
LORENS KLU viciously subdued MILDRED LEONA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
BROOKE JONES overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
NICO ROBIN won victory over GRANDMA CLARA in a 2 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       5         TOTAL PARRY        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   1 -  2      75  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   5 -  3      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -   7 -  1      70  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    31 -  18 -  2      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK    21 -  19 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW        33 -  36 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         WALL OF STEEL      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   7 -  0      13  |

Turn 707 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAARRIN 4402             12   2  1  100 WRATHMEN (387)
BASHING ATTACK   UNCLE LEROY 4435            9   3  0  100 FANDILS (75)
AIMED BLOW       TYNARAE 4401               12   2  2   95 WRATHMEN (387)
LUNGING ATTACK   EARL 4429                  11   9  0   67 FANDILS (75)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is LORENS KLU 4431.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was LORENS KLU 4431.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEE DAA 4478, 
SOLAARRIN 4402, MATTHEAS 4398, EARL 4429, GRANDMA CLARA 4504, HEREFORD JONES 4413, 
UNCLE LEROY 4435, TYNARAE 4401, BROOKE JONES 4455, and NICO ROBIN 4484.

The least popular fighter this week was MILDRED LEONA 4434.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BILLY JOE 4439, FEHEADRAE 4400, ROCKSOCK JONES 4412, NICO ROBIN 
4484, BROOKE JONES 4455, TYNARAE 4401, UNCLE LEROY 4435, HEREFORD JONES 4413, GRANDMA 
CLARA 4504, and EARL 4429.

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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