DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/19/2004    Duedate: 07/31/2004

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-431

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVER FURY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2542) [12-8-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVER FURY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        
(46-2542) [12-8-1,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BERKE                          VIRGIL POODINSKI
DEATHTONGUE (89)               DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3799) [16-7-0,92]          (46-3828) [4-2-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     35
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     13      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)            12      Unchartered Team
4. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           1
5. THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)       0      XC DEATH RUNNERS (159)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 174  98  8 64.0   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         12  3 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1048 748 55 58.4   2/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  9 0
 3/ 3 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  131  94  9 58.2   3/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   5  5 0
 4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        65  51  2 56.0   4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        4  5 0
 5- 5 THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)    79  70  1 53.0   5- 5 THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)    1  1 0
 6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  280 446  9 38.6   6- 6 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  0  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  Practice pays for RUSTED SOUL, who pummelled 
PALANTIRIATHALASA, to pocket 15 points.  PALANTIRIATHALASA certainly had a baffled 
expression on hers face, after losing to RUSTED SOUL and losing 10 points in the 
process!  Now I can't insult SILVER FURY, as he has gloriously dueled to the top.  Oh 
great new Duelmaster!!!  (Stop me if I lay it on too thick) Word has it one team in 
ARDIVENT is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are ARDIVENT's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Is it charming 
personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, SOLARIS 
is the most challenged warrior.   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not a spymaster 
for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have fallen into an unconscious 
stupor.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARDIVENT is the highlight of my life.  More 
important duties call me.  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports 
for ARDIVENT?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER FURY 2542             12   8  1   105       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOBBI 3812                   10   5  0    97       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BERKE 3799                   16   7  0    92       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLARIS 3759                 11  11  0    73       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-MANSIZE ROOSTER 2819         16  11  0    70       THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)
 REAGAN 3818                   8   4  0    70       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      13   4  1    68       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VALLEY-JO 3798               11  12  0    63       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 RUSTED SOUL 2603              8   5  0    59       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 POISED TO KILL 2637           9   4  0    58       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794          12  13  1    50       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ECLIPSE 2740                  3   2  0    49       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821           6   2  0    46       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808        9   9  1    41       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               7  18  0    39       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 FLINT HILLS 3796              7  17  0    38       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BREAK POINT 2741              6   3  0    37       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PAKMARI 3819                  5   3  0    31       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 VIRGIL POODINSKI 3828         4   2  0    28       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-JOHNNY SUNSHINE 3428          4   3  1    25       THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816             4   8  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PARTNER IN CRIME 3405         1   2  0    11       THE FURIOUS FIVE (253)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DELENN 3822            1  2 0 HARDTIMESINBABYLO 325 JOHNNY SUNSHINE 3428  427 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reagan -- You lack the deftness but I will give you the speed and the effective
punch. -- Rusted Soul

Mrs Collin -- Well I was hoping for a more interesting match-up, maybe next time it
will be a little more back and forth. -- Poised

Big Dave -- A slasher and a striker, hmmm, speed is the factor here and not the
skills. -- Eclipse

Valley-Jo -- And yet again we tango, this time it hurt a lot, I think I found my
break point. -- BP

Berke -- One for you and one for me.  Let's see how the next challenge goes, best of
luck. -- S Fury.

12 July 2004
All Readers -- Due to the pressures resulting from preparing for and dealing with the
Face to Face, no spotlights will be written until it's over. -- the Scribe

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

POISED TO KILL slimly lost to SOLARIS in a 5 minute gruesome master's Challenge fight.
ECLIPSE was subdued by VALLEY-JO in a 1 minute Challenge melee.
RUSTED SOUL demolished PALANTIRIATHALASA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BREAK POINT bested VIRGIL POODINSKI in a popular 5 minute gory Challenge contest.
BIG DAVE DIODE demolished FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BERKE was defeated by SILVER FURY in a 3 minute veteran's Title struggle.
BOBBI handily defeated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN vanquished BERNINA COLLIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
REAGAN vanquished GNEISS GUY in a 1 minute uneven fight.
DEBRA COLLIN vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -   4 -  2      83  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   38 -  23 -  0      62  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   8 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  10 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -  10 -  1      38  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  16 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 431 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     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SILVER FURY 2542           12   8  1  105 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
AIMED BLOW       BOBBI 3812                 10   5  0   97 DEATHTONGUE (89)
LUNGING ATTACK   BERKE 3799                 16   7  0   92 DEATHTONGUE (89)
STRIKING ATTACK  REAGAN 3818                 8   4  0   70 DEATHTONGUE (89)
BASHING ATTACK   RUSTED SOUL 2603            8   5  0   59 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
WALL OF STEEL    POISED TO KILL 2637         9   4  0   58 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG DAVE DIODE 3821         6   2  0   46 DEATHTONGUE (89)
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741            6   3  0   37 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BERKE 3799.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
VIRGIL POODINSKI 3828.  The ten other most popular fighters were BERKE 3799, SILVER 
FURY 2542, POISED TO KILL 2637, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, REAGAN 3818, VALLEY-JO 3798, 
RUSTED SOUL 2603, BREAK POINT 2741, BOBBI 3812, and KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLARIS 3759.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GNEISS GUY 3787, BERNINA COLLIN 3794, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, ECLIPSE 
2740, FLINT HILLS 3796, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, BOBBI 3812, BREAK 
POINT 2741, and RUSTED SOUL 2603.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BERKE (46-3799) DEATHTONGUE (89)