DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/24/2004    Duedate: 06/05/2004

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-427

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ZACK
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3795) [16-4-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ZACK                           POSITION IS EMPTY
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       
(46-3795) [16-4-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ZACK                           ZACK
HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
(46-3795) [16-4-0,115]         (46-3795) [16-4-0,115]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATHTONGUE (89)            41
2. HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)    25      HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
3. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           7      Unchartered Team
4. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      4
5. FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)        0      THE CUBS (179)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 173  94  8 64.8   1/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          9  5 0
 2- 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  123  88  9 58.3   2/ 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  6  8 0
 3/ 3 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1033 743 55 58.2   3/ 6 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        5  4 0
 4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        59  45  2 56.7   4- 4 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     4  1 0
 5/ 5 THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)    76  69  1 52.4   5- 5 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   4  2 0
 6- 6 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     27  26  3 50.9   6/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 0
 7/ 8 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  273 433  9 38.7   7/ 8 THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)    2  2 1

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ARDIVENT once again!  Bein' on top is great while it lasts, 
HARDTIMESINBABYLON.  But how many friends do you have now?  Ya gotta be quick on yer 
feet!  Keep your elbow off the table!  Thrust!  Block out the pain!  RUBY DRAGONS is 
now ranked 3rd with a 2-1-0 turn.  DEATHTONGUE showed ARDIVENT what they were made of 
as they fought with a vengeance to walk off with 4-1-0.  What's with BOBBI?  She 
actually beat THE FURIOUS FIVE's MANSIZE ROOSTER, and walked away with 24 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at THE FURIOUS FIVE.  MANSIZE ROOSTER lost 9 points to 
BOBBI.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe MANSIZE ROOSTER will provide more easy 
wins...  SOLARIS was reminded on the sands why ZACK is Duelmaster.  Advice to 
fighters with a 1 will--give up fighting!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  ARDIVENT thinks 
DEATHTONGUE and their 1033-743-55 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give 
up...  Management must be dealin', as the boys at THE FURIOUS FIVE ain't reelin'!  
DEATHTONGUE's mad!  How well I know the feeling of being the most challenged warrior, 
DEBRA COLLIN!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come back to haunt you.   
     Warriors of ARDIVENT unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Here's some 
advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  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.  I don't want to overstay my welcome...-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZACK 3795                    16   4  0   115       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERKE 3799                   13   6  0    88       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-FLOYD B. RICK 3711           12   2  0    87       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 SOLARIS 3759                  9   9  0    85       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-SILVER FURY 2542             11   6  1    81       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBBI 3812                    7   4  0    65       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-FLOYD POTTER 3734             4   3  2    64       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 REAGAN 3818                   5   3  0    61       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794          11  10  1    58       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-TALON 3692                    7   7  1    58       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANSIZE ROOSTER 2819         14  11  0    53       THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      10   3  1    47       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-RUSTED SOUL 2603              7   4  0    47       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 VALLEY-JO 3798                8  11  0    46       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-POISED TO KILL 2637           7   3  0    42       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808        8   6  1    40       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               7  14  0    35       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLINT HILLS 3796              6  14  0    32       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 PAKMARI 3819                  5   2  0    32       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
-ECLIPSE 2740                  1   1  0    30       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-BREAK POINT 2741              4   2  0    24       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 JOHNNY SUNSHINE 3428          3   2  1    24       THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHOIDAL FLOYD 3814            1   0  0    23       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821           3   1  0    19       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816             2   6  0    14       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-FLOYD STINGER 3740            3   2  0    11       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
-PARTNER IN CRIME 3405         1   2  0    11       THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)
 VIRGIL POODINSKI 3828         1   1  0     5       DEATHTONGUE (89)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PHEW 3832              0  1 0 HARDTIMESINBABYLO 325 MISTRESS FANDETTE 23  427 NONE    
GEEZ 3831              0  1 0 HARDTIMESINBABYLO 325 SPYMASTER 22          427 NONE    

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DELENN 3822            1  2 0 HARDTIMESINBABYLO 325 JOHNNY SUNSHINE 3428  427         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Berke -- Gods, you were in a HURRY, weren't you? -- Bernina Collin

Reagan -- That was depressing. -- Valley Jo

Pakmari -- And that's the third ten-second fight so far today.... -- Flint Hills

Floyd Stinger -- That was, like, totally cool.  Or maybe albendranious.  It's, you 
know, a fine distinction. -- Debra Collin

6 May 2004
                                     DEATH FEST

     The ferocious ghosts of former glories whispered across the wind swept sands of
DM 59; agonizing incessantly due to the diminutive demise of the Delarq arena known
as Illis.
     Tattered banners and forgotten memories wailed in the wind for a dynamic death
march to dawn once more upon the blood stained sands of the Delarq slow arena.
     The distant call crying for  a declaration of restoration amidst the ruin of the
all but forgotten Delarq arena carried to the far corners of Alastari; drawing the
Devious, the Diabolical, the Dangerous and the Down Challenging to cross blades and
wage warfare among an assemblage of new stables managed by the Known and Unknown;
willing to spill fresh blood, while carving their destiny during 15 Rounds of contest
driven combat to be known as the "Illis Incredibly Diabolical Delarq Death Fest".
     A lone cloaked figure huddled by lamplight in a remote outpost near the
crossroads of ElseWhere and ElseWhen; feverishly formulating the foundational
framework for the dawning of the Delarq Death Fest in DM 59, complete with
Gladiatorial Commission sanctioned prizes to promote the growing thirst for a Delarq
Slow Arena Death Festival.

     Delarq Death Fest Opening Round debuts the first turn immediately following the
Summer 2004 F2F Tourney and continues through the completion of 15 consecutive
rounds.
     Death Fest points are Won or Lost ONLY in the DM 59 Delarq Slow Arena [Tourneys
DO NOT Add or Subtract from the Death Fest Point Scoring System]:

Death Fest Scoring Format:
Win =3D +2 pts
Loss =3D -1 pt
Kill =3D +5 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Death =3D -3 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Dark Arena Kill =3D +10 pts [in addition to +2 pts for Win]
Dark Arena Death =3D -5 pts [in addition to 1 pt for Loss]
Revenged Blood Feud =3D +5 pts [successful Revenged Blood Feud provides Death Fest
contestants the opportunity to cancel out 3 pts for Death and 1 pt for Loss; while
gaining +1 pt overall for the Revenged Blood Feud in addition to the +2 pts for Win]

    DEATH FEST PRIZES will be awarded to the Top Ten Death Fest Stables on the basis
of Total Points*** accumulated during the 15 rounds of competition as follows:

1.  Favorite Weapon Knowledge for 1 (one) warrior ranked Initiate or higher on the
Final Round to be revealed by RSI to each of the Top Ten Death Fest Stables
2.  Renaming of Dark Arena Monsters and NPCs [yet to be determined according to how
many DA Monsters and NPCs are available in DM 59 for Renaming]
3.  The Top Five Death Fest Stables will receive New Team Rollup Certificates as
follows:  1st (10), 2nd (8), 3rd (6), 4th (4) and 5th (2)
4.  Renaming Illis Arena for 6 months plus Receiving 6 months Free Play courtesy of
RSI will be awarded to the manager of the 1st Place Death Fest Stable
5.  Discussions are underway regarding a possible Special Award granted to the Illis
Iron Stable qualifiers who compete in 67 of a possible 75 fights during the course of
the 15 consecutive rounds of the Death Fest [Key Factor is How Many (?) stables will
be competing in the Death Fest without drawing away participation by current managers
in the remaining slow arenas!]  Therefore, it is important for all managers entering
stables in DM 59 for the upcoming Death Fest to contact RSI as soon as possible
regarding their participation in this contest so that a Final Ruling on the proposed
Illis Iron Stable Award can be issued by RSI.

***TieBreaker is determined on the Final Round by the DM 59 Newsletter Recognition
Rankings.  The stable with the Highest Ranked Active Gladiator is granted the
decision.  [Example: Warrior A and Warrior B are both listed in the Recognition
Rankings with 87 pts; however, because Warrior A is listed in the Recognition
Rankings ahead of Warrior B, then Warrior A is granted the TieBreaker Decision for
His/Her stable!]

     Opening Round Team Spotlight Bonus [minimum 15 paragraphs!]  Each Delarq Death
Fest competitor who writes a Team Spotlight featuring their Stable (Name) and
Managerial Alias [Gladiatorial Names Optional] in regards to competing in the Delarq
Death Fest will receive 25 pts added to His/Her opening round score.
     Illis Iron Stable Bonus [in addition to the proposed award awaiting RSI
approval!]  Any manager whose stable competes in at least 67 of the possible 75
fights during the 15 rounds of Death Fest receives 25 points added to His/Her final
overall score [this allows each stable the cushion of missing one round of
competition; plus up to 3 additional fights due to waiting for replacement rollups
from Deaths suffered either in Tourneys or during the Death Fest contest in DM 59
over the course of 15 rounds of competition!]

Delarq Death Fest
Hosted by Hammer
[Who Else?]

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

PHEW was butchered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
GEEZ was butchered by SPYMASTER in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ZACK handily defeated SOLARIS in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BERKE devastated BERNINA COLLIN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MANSIZE ROOSTER was demolished by BOBBI in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN won victory over FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute bloody fight.
GNEISS GUY was overpowered by REAGAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PAKMARI was defeated by VALLEY-JO in a action packed 1 minute melee.
PALANTIRIATHALASA vanquished DEBRA COLLIN in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
JOHNNY SUNSHINE slaughtered DELENN in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
BIG DAVE DIODE overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
VIRGIL POODINSKI was overpowered by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -   3 -  3      90  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -   8 -  1      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  24 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  11 -  0      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW        10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   7 -  1      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 427 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         1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  5         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ZACK 3795                  16   4  0  115 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
LUNGING ATTACK   BERKE 3799                 13   6  0   88 DEATHTONGUE (89)
AIMED BLOW       BOBBI 3812                  7   4  0   65 DEATHTONGUE (89)
WALL OF STEEL    BERNINA COLLIN 3794        11  10  1   58 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808      8   6  1   40 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ZACK 3795.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
ZACK 3795.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERKE 3799, BOBBI 3812, KHORNE 
SHADOWSPAWN 3809, REAGAN 3818, VALLEY-JO 3798, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, PAKMARI 3819, 
JOHNNY SUNSHINE 3428, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, and SOLARIS 3759.

The least popular fighter this week was DEBRA COLLIN 3816.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GNEISS GUY 3787, FLINT HILLS 3796, MANSIZE ROOSTER 2819, 
BERNINA COLLIN 3794, GEEZ 3831, PHEW 3832, VIRGIL POODINSKI 3828, DELENN 3822, 
SOLARIS 3759, and BIG DAVE DIODE 3821.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

ZACK (46-3795) HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXVII

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUJAK 1431 (70-57-5)                   3  3  0         THE BEARS            

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DADDY BEAR 1910 (35-3-0)               3  3  0         THE BEARS            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SILVER FURY 2542 (10-5-1)              6  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NA'TOTH 3800 (12-3-0)                  5  3  0  DEAD   HARDTIMESINBABYLON   
BERKE 3799 (11-5-0)                    3  3  0         DEATHTONGUE          
EDIBLE COMPLEX 3769 (9-4-0)            2  3  0         FOOD FOR THOUGHT     
POISED TO KILL 2637 (6-2-0)            1  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ECLIPSE 2740 (0-1-0)                   5  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    
SNORKIE 3820 (4-0-0)                   3  2  0  DEAD   DEATHTONGUE          
DOLT 1566 (0-0-0)                      4  3  0         TEAM SCUM            

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DODGER 3772 (21-7-2)                   2  3  0         HARDTIMESINBABYLON   

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ZACK 3795 (13-4-0)                     4  3  0         HARDTIMESINBABYLON