DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/30/2004    Duedate: 09/11/2004

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-434

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FLOYD B. RICK
FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
(46-3711) [14-2-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FLOYD B. RICK                  POSITION IS EMPTY
FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)          
(46-3711) [14-2-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PALANTIRIATHALASA              REAGAN
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3808) [12-9-1,61]          (46-3818) [10-5-0,103]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DEATHTONGUE (89)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     36
2. DEATHTONGUE (89)            20      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)       16      Unchartered Team
4. MADE OF TECHNETIUM (305)     0
5. RUBY DRAGONS (336)          -3       (129)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*MADE OF TECHNETIUM (305)  20  14  4 58.8   1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         10  5 0
 2/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1058 753 55 58.4   2/ 2 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        7  2 0
 3/ 3 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  131  95  9 58.0   3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   7  8 0
 4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        72  53  2 57.6   4/ 5 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     4  1 1
 5/ 5 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     31  27  4 53.4   5- 6*MADE OF TECHNETIUM (305)  1  1 0
 6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  287 454  9 38.7   6/ 4 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   0  1 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Ardivent.  I just started again this round and look at me...I'm
Duelmaster.  Yeah!  It's a small arena but the glory is still the same!  League
Arcane rocks!

Floyd B. Rick

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out ARDIVENT to see 
what's new.  Oh, wow, like the Duelmaster must be the most popular guy in all 
ARDIVENT.  He got the most challenges.  (But what about proposals?) This Duelmaster 
is like something else!  FLOYD B. RICK stopped VIRGINAL CONCUBINE dead in hers 
tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said ARDIVENT's Duelmaster was paying for drinks at 
The Victory Tavern?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  People were asking me did REAGAN 
REALLY challenge SILVER FURY?  (all right, maybe they didn't, but it sounded good!) 
It wasn't a spectacular fight, or anything, but SILVER FURY wants me to write about 
it since he was defeated by REAGAN.  Satisfied?   
     What does a fighter fight for?  I mean, the crowds don't give a hoot if someone 
gets killed.  Not after four more fights.  What a bummer!  VIRGIL POODINSKI got 
wasted by TALON!  But with a 5-4-0, I guess DEATHTONGUE aren't too bummed.  Fight, 
fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it 
quits.  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLOYD B. RICK 3711           14   2  0   112       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 REAGAN 3818                  10   5  0   103       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BOBBI 3812                   12   6  0    98       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER FURY 2542             12   9  1    90       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 SOLARIS 3759                 13  12  0    78       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 VALLEY-JO 3798               13  13  0    72       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-IMMERSION STATIC 3232         6   1  2    71       MADE OF TECHNETIUM (305)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794          14  14  1    66       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 TALON 3692                    9   8  2    66       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
-FLOYD POTTER 3734             4   3  2    64       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      15   5  1    62       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       12   9  1    61       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-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                  
-ECLIPSE 2740                  3   2  0    49       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 FLINT HILLS 3796              8  19  0    45       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821           8   3  0    44       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               7  21  0    42       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816             6   9  0    42       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-BREAK POINT 2741              6   3  0    37       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-QUATERMASSPHENOMENA 3233      5   3  0    34       MADE OF TECHNETIUM (305)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHOIDAL FLOYD 3814            1   0  0    23       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 MICK JAGGER 3840              2   0  0    22       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-MUZAKFORCYBERNETICS 3235      5   1  1    21       MADE OF TECHNETIUM (305)
-FLOYD STINGER 3740            3   2  0    11       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
VIRGIL POODINSKI 3828  5  4 0 DEATHTONGUE 89        TALON 3692            434         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Reagan -- You're such a pitiful little golem that I find myself feeling sorry for you
at all the wrong times.  Such as when you're coming at me with a sword in your hand.
The results are horrific. -- Valley-Jo

Immersion Static -- I feel so inadequate.  *I* am not made out of tecnitium, or any
other cool material, just your plain old basic flesh and blood.  And you've scattered
a lot of that blood over the sands. -- Bernina Collin
P.S.  I hate your style, and there are way to many of you around these days.
P.P.S.  Is that what you get from a submersible pump in your well?

Talon -- Okay, you won.  But I hope you've seriously blunted your claws on my stony
sides. -- Gneiss Guy

Big Dave Diode -- Listen, sparky, you may not realize it, but we humans don't like
being hit there. -- Flint Hills
P.S.  Any of those "theres."

Well!  I tell you what, the Beggar wasn't polite.  As if!  So I, you know, slapped
his hand.  I mean, somebody had to! -- Debra Collin

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                 by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains;
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the dueling land as
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!  [Hammer is
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are living in
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new stables to be
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a Regular Arena!]
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe members of the
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the Vendetta
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who 1.) seek to improve their managerial
insights/abilities under the counsel of Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 2.)
desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a Few
Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 3.)
who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see their
manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney Newsletters as
a member of the Vendetta Cartel MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide
Hammer with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least
favorite fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to
verify in the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to
Hammer's purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All
Arena Ad on a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BOBBI devastated SOLARIS in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge fight.
REAGAN savagely defeated SILVER FURY in a exciting 3 minute gory Challenge melee.
VIRGIL POODINSKI was slaughtered by TALON in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
BIG DAVE DIODE was overpowered by BERNINA COLLIN in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
FLOYD B. RICK devastated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven Title brawl.
PALANTIRIATHALASA defeated GNEISS GUY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute veteran's struggle.
VALLEY-JO overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN viciously subdued FLINT HILLS in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
DEBRA COLLIN vanquished HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
MICK JAGGER overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -   7 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   31 -  22 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   8 -  0      56  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  14 -  0      39  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -  13 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 434 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    FLOYD B. RICK 3711         14   2  0  112 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
STRIKING ATTACK  REAGAN 3818                10   5  0  103 DEATHTONGUE (89)
AIMED BLOW       BOBBI 3812                 12   6  0   98 DEATHTONGUE (89)
PARRY-STRIKE     SILVER FURY 2542           12   9  1   90 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
TOTAL PARRY      SOLARIS 3759               13  12  0   78 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
LUNGING ATTACK   TALON 3692                  9   8  2   66 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808     12   9  1   61 RUBY DRAGONS (336)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BIG DAVE DIODE 3821         8   3  0   44 DEATHTONGUE (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was REAGAN 3818.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, SILVER FURY 2542, GNEISS GUY 3787, 
BOBBI 3812, TALON 3692, BERNINA COLLIN 3794, VALLEY-JO 3798, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, and 
MICK JAGGER 3840.

The least popular fighter this week was BIG DAVE DIODE 3821.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FLINT HILLS 3796, FLOYD B. RICK 3711, VIRGIL POODINSKI 3828, 
SOLARIS 3759, MICK JAGGER 3840, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, VALLEY-JO 3798, BERNINA COLLIN 
3794, TALON 3692, and BOBBI 3812.