DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/22/2004    Duedate: 12/04/2004

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-440

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SILVER FURY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2542) [14-10-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SILVER FURY                    POSITION IS EMPTY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        
(46-2542) [14-10-1,105]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PALANTIRIATHALASA              SILVER FURY
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-3808) [15-12-1,62]         (46-2542) [14-10-1,105]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

RUBY DRAGONS (336)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. RUBY DRAGONS (336)          16
2. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     15      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. DEATHTONGUE (89)             0      Unchartered Team
4. FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)      -10
5. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)    -11      CAMERAS:ACTION! (187)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1074 762 55 58.5   1- 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)          7  3 0
 2/ 3 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  136  98  9 58.1   2/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        5  4 0
 3/ 1 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     40  29  4 58.0   3/ 2 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)     4  1 0
 4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        82  61  2 57.3   4/ 4 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   4  2 0
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  297 474  9 38.5   5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   3 12 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of ARDIVENT!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team DEATHTONGUE was 
unseated this week as RUBY DRAGONS moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 2-1-0 record for the round.  KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested VALLEY-JO and was awarded 17 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN put down 
VALLEY-JO, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Due to hers 
absence and inability to defend the throne, BOBBI has lost the title of Duelmaster.  
This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail SILVER FURY, Duelmaster 
of ARDIVENT!  Would you believe that over half of the old women in ARDIVENT seem to 
feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     The girls are as pretty in ARDIVENT as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of 
a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SILVER FURY 2542             14  10  1   105       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-REAGAN 3818                  12   8  0   101       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 TALON 3692                   13  10  2    94       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809      19   7  1    92       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          12   4  0    88       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BERNINA COLLIN 3794          17  17  1    74       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 VALLEY-JO 3798               16  16  0    74       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-RUSTED SOUL 2603              9   5  0    68       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-POISED TO KILL 2637          10   4  0    67       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FLOYD POTTER 3734             4   3  2    64       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
 SOLARIS 3759                 16  15  0    63       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       15  12  1    62       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-ECLIPSE 2740                  4   2  0    60       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-MICK JAGGER 3840              6   1  0    58       DEATHTONGUE (89)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLINT HILLS 3796             10  23  0    53       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 GNEISS GUY 3787               7  27  0    48       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-CUTTER 3847                   4   0  0    44       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816             8  13  0    37       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-BREAK POINT 2741              6   5  0    37       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHOIDAL FLOYD 3814            1   0  0    23       FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bobbi -- (with a frown of disapproval at his opponent's socks)  Where did YOU come
from, anyway?  Where do you get OFF, waltzing in here and taking the Duel2Dude's
title?  Women!  It's too much! -- Valley-Jo
P.S.  And then graduating!  Hit and run, that's all it is.  Hit and run!

Poised to Kill -- Don't you get TIRED of that sometimes?  Having to be "poised" all
the time.  I bet you'd like to drop by our place and just RELAX.  Maybe with a mug of

mulled wine. -- Bernina Collin
P.S.  Of course, mulled wine isn't very cynical, and not at all delusional.  Not if
you drink enough of it!

Eclipse -- Darn.  I was getting ready to give my celebrated imitation of a wall of
flashing blades, and all the sudden everything went dark.  It can't be due to all
that (wince) damage you did, I am sturdy, well-nigh invincible, I suspect.  So it
must have been something celestial.  The moon eating the sun, or some such.  Very bad
omen. -- Flint Hills

Rusted Soul -- Oh NO!  Rust stains are even worse than BLOOD to get out!  Why don't
you polish yourself sometimes?  This is a disaster, and I have to be ready for a
PARTY almost immediately! -- Debra Collin
P.S.  Lemon juice...?

Solaris -- Drat.  Here I thought I had my technique perfected, and it turns out I was
practicing on a garnet!  Different cleavage entirely.  (sigh)  Back to the old
practice field.... -- Gneiss Guy

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

17 November 2004
                       Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups
                                  Hosted by Hammer

     Niytyole Island DM 33 has dwindled to the point where as of T-482 [duedate
November 3, 2004] there were only 2 active stables listed with 3 inactive stables in
a once thriving and lively regular arena.
     During the past 40+ cycles Hammer has been hosting the Hammer Run for the Roll
Ups in DM 33.
     Thus far only the Ripper and Slasher categories have produced winners to claim
the 5 New Team Roll Ups Prize for being the first declared Style Master of their
respective categories to graduate.
     Every contending stable has gone inactive for one reason or another, including
CASINO HAMMERZ, over the past several months.
     Now DM 33 faces the harsh reality that if RSI chooses to close any arenas due to
little or no interest, Niytyole Island could very well head the list of endangered
regular arenas!
     In an effort to preserve his beloved island, Hammer is announcing the
continuation of the Hammer Run for the Roll Ups; combined with the Hammer 500 which
will conclude both contests on T-500 [duedate July 13, 2005] should DM 33 continue to
remain open in the coming months.
     Attention Hammer Runners!
     The Hammer Run is for 0 FE Basic Arena Warriors ONLY.  Participants MUST Be
Declared in the P-ads On or Before their First DM 33 Basic Arena Fight to Qualify as
a Hammer Runner!  Winners of Each Category will receive 5 New Team Roll Up Gift
Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  [On the condition that they
Graduate on or before T-500; see amended rules below!]
     The following Style Master categories remain open with a listing of how many
declared contestants are still entered and their W/L recognition record at the time
of their disappearance from the Hammer Run competition:
     (P-ad declarations in parenthesis)
     [Manager name/Stable name in brackets] followed by their last known W/L
recognition ranking
Rippers  Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-475
     01.  WINNER T-475 Lucky Lady Hammer (T-440) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz] WINNER T-475
Lungers
     01.  Hey, Zeus! (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails]  14-15-0,73
     02.  Career Criminal (T-455) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  3-2-0,14
Strikers
     01.  Stone Face Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,52
Pikers
     01.  Siren (T-442) [Street Legal/Of Mythos And Men]  0-0-0,0
     02.  Gordie (T-463) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-2-0,21
     03.  Bluffing Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,25
Slashers Category Now Closed for Hammer Run as of T-469
     01.  WINNER T-469 Light Da' Pyre (T-443) [Prophet/When Dogma Fails] WINNER T-469
Total Parodys
     01.  Doctor Lecter (T-444) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  13-1-0,84
     02.  Mirikle (T-447) [Dameon Darkheart/Obsidian Hall]  ?-?-?,??
     03.  Maverick Hammer (T-465) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  6-6-0,26
Plungers
     01.  Piggy (T-455) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  3-8-0,19
     02.  Cool Hand Hammer (T-463) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  7-5-0,48
Bashers
     01.  Repeat Offender (T-447) [Philthy Phil/Jailbirds]  6-5-2,33
     02.  Joe Friday (T-448) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  8-8-1,47
     03.  Big Casino Hammer (T-476) [Hammer/Casino Hammerz]  0-0-0,0
Wastes
     01.  Luftschwein (T-452) [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  5-8-0,23
Aimers
     01.  Porkey LR (T-463)  [Kellog/Pig Battalion]  2-3-0,9
     As you can plainly see, the Hammer Run is still wide open in several categories,
depending upon whether or not the deactivated stables are reactivated for the Hammer
500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups contest!
     Any declared warrior who succeeds in graduating by T-500 will win 5 New Team
Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of Hammer!  Gift Certs will be
awarded as soon as possible upon official graduation if the graduation occurs prior
to T-500.
     On T-500 the highest ranked ACTIVE declared warrior in the category(s) without a
Graduate will win 2 New Team Roll Ups Gift Certificates mailed from RSI courtesy of
Hammer!
     Additional Hammer 500-Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Gift Cert Prizes:
     Five (5) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager whose warrior claims the
Duelmaster Throne on T-500.
     Two (2) Gift Certs will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
as the highest Active Challenger Champion, Champion, Challenger Adept, Adept,
Challenger Initiate and Initiate on T-500.
     In the event that NO Duelmaster is seated upon the Duelmaster Throne on T-500
there will be Three (3) Gift Certs awarded to the managers whose Active warriors are
tied for recognition points at the Top of the Challenger Champions recognition
standings.  [Therefore, the Top CC will be awarded 3 Gift Certs instead of 2 for
being ranked as the highest CC on T-500].
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) graduate on
T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) receive
their graduation announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager(s) whose warrior(s) are listed
in the Top Warrior Of Each Style newsletter announcement on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Chartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Unchartered Recognition Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as the
Popularity Leader on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose warrior is listed as This
Week's Favorite on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as The
Current Top Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Number One Team On The Move Point Gainer on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Chartered Team on T-500.
     One (1) Gift Cert will be awarded to the manager whose stable is listed as the
Top Career Honors Unchartered Team on T-500.
     SHOULD RSI CHOOSE TO CLOSE DM 33 PRIOR TO T-500 ONLY THE HIGHEST ACTIVE DECLARED
STYLE MASTER CONTESTANTS WILL BE AWARDED TWO (2) GIFT CERTS AND ALL OTHER PRIZE
CATEGORIES WILL BE DECLARED NULL AND VOID BY HAMMER!!!!!!!!!
     The purpose of this contest is to restore DM 33 to a lively and entertaining
arena!
     Hammer is willing to foot the Prize bill in a last ditch effort to save Niytyole
Island from deletion if RSI and the Gladiatorial Commission decide that more arenas
need to be closed due to lack of participation and interest.
     Should this effort fail to spare DM 33 from deletion, then Hammer is prepared to
transfer CASINO HAMMERZ to another arena if Niytyole Island is closed by RSI and the
Gladiatorial Commission.
     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!" -- Hammer/Your Hammer 500-
Hammer Run for the Roll Ups Host/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith and WeaponSmith
of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe in DM 28

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TALON slimly lost to SILVER FURY in a action packed 5 minute master's Title fight.
VALLEY-JO was handily defeated by KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
PALANTIRIATHALASA lost to BERNINA COLLIN in a popular 1 minute master's brawl.
SOLARIS narrowly defeated GNEISS GUY in a unpopular 7 minute master's match.
DEBRA COLLIN lost to AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute fight.
FLINT HILLS was overpowered by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   2 -  0      78  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   6 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   24 -  13 -  0      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   5 -  1      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   6 -  0      54  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 440 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-STRIKE     SILVER FURY 2542           14  10  1  105 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
LUNGING ATTACK   TALON 3692                 13  10  2   94 FLOYDS FAN CLUB (333)
STRIKING ATTACK  KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809    19   7  1   92 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
TOTAL PARRY      SOLARIS 3759               16  15  0   63 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808     15  12  1   62 RUBY DRAGONS (336)
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 SILVER FURY 2542.  The ten other most popular fighters were TALON 3692, 
BERNINA COLLIN 3794, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, DEBRA COLLIN 
3816, VALLEY-JO 3798, FLINT HILLS 3796, GNEISS GUY 3787, SOLARIS 3759, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLARIS 3759.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GNEISS GUY 3787, FLINT HILLS 3796, VALLEY-JO 3798, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, 
PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN 3809, BERNINA COLLIN 3794, TALON 3692, 
SILVER FURY 2542, and  0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SILVER FURY (46-2542) CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

BOBBI (46-3812) DEATHTONGUE (89)