DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/09/2005    Duedate: 05/21/2005

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-448

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PALANTIRIATHALASA
RUBY DRAGONS (336)
(46-3808) [18-17-1,87]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PALANTIRIATHALASA              BALROG
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             BLADE DEMONS (345)
(46-3808) [18-17-1,87]         (46-3864) [2-0-0,27]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PALANTIRIATHALASA              FLINT HILLS
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3808) [18-17-1,87]         (46-3796) [13-28-0,83]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLADE DEMONS (345)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLADE DEMONS (345)          28
2. RUBY DRAGONS (336)          18      RUBY DRAGONS (336)
3. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)      0      Unchartered Team
4. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)    -17
                                       BLADE DEMONS (345)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*BLADE DEMONS (345)         6   0  0  100   1/ 4*BLADE DEMONS (345)        6  0 0
 2- 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  140 102  9 57.9   2/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        5  3 0
 3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        93  73  2 56.0   3/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 0
 4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  316 495  9 39.0   4- 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   3  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): WARDUKE of SCARLET KNIGHTS II (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): JUNO of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): SENATOR SEDALIA of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): VALLEY-JO of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): RENDOR QUIL of MIDDLE WAY 8 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): JESUS of RISEN FROM THE DEAD from DWES EG (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 256): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 514): LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 514): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 503): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 503): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 496): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 465): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 447): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 204): SITTEES (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 363): THIEVES GUILD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 352): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 158): THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 399): SUNNYDALE, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 513): ALBINO RAINBOW of WAR-C-KERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
                               TEDDY RUXPIN of LORDS OF CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 513): ANGRY SHEW of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 507): NO HURRY of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 502): WE LIKE THE MOON of SPONGMONKEYS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 504): MISS PRISS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 464): DARK LENORA of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 458): THE VEAL DEAL of GLAD TO MEAT YOU (Alfredo
                             Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 446): KHORNE SHADOWSPAWN of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 351): SHADY LADY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     As they say, somebody says, this is a fine how-de-do!
     Every time I look at the newsletter, every time this arena misses a cycle, I'm
reminded that this is one the Commission wanted to close, and it was saved by the
skin of somebody's teeth.  I guess once teeth have been skinned, they can't do much
anymore, right?  Because this arena is pathetic.

                                      Valley-Jo
                                 Duel2Dude by Default
                               and embarrassed about it

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARDIVENT games.  Former top team BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 
was unseated this week as BLADE DEMONS moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 3-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week BLADE DEMONS went 3-0-0 to move up 3 in the 
rankings.  BALROG caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he 
skillfully bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and was awarded 14 points in recognition.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, VISITING ORC put down DEBRA COLLIN, causing her 
to lose 9 points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of 
PALANTIRIATHALASA, for with hers arena victory she may now lay claim to the highest 
position in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he 
never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  THE FRED ZONE is feared.  This 
much I can say.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent 
the better part of last week avoiding THE FRED ZONE.  Indeed it was BLADE DEMONS.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     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 we meet again, remember:  a turtle 
walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       18  17  1    87       RUBY DRAGONS (336)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLINT HILLS 3796             13  28  0    83       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-POISED TO KILL 2637          11   5  0    83       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-RUSTED SOUL 2603             10   5  0    83       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 SOLARIS 3759                 19  20  0    81       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
-ECLIPSE 2740                  5   2  0    79       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 VALLEY-JO 3798               19  21  0    78       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 GNEISS GUY 3787              12  30  0    71       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816            12  17  0    53       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-BREAK POINT 2741              7   6  0    47       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECKER COLLIN 3850            4   3  0    31       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BALROG 3864                   2   0  0    27       BLADE DEMONS (345)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 NOSFERATU 3860                2   0  0    19       BLADE DEMONS (345)
 DOPPELGANGER 3863             2   0  0    14       BLADE DEMONS (345)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Poised to Kill -- Glad you didn't push it to the final point. -- Gneiss Guy

Rusted Soul -- Have you thought of, you know, brillo?  Or at least steel wool.  I
mean, steel wool is so warriory.  It should be perfect. -- Debra Collin

Solaris -- You'd be lots happier on Mars.  I think you should go.  Now. -- Flint
Hills

Break Point -- Yowch.  Do you suppose we could get the arenamaster to grade that one
on a curve? -- Becker Collin

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and
Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VALLEY-JO was bested by PALANTIRIATHALASA in a 1 minute master's Title fight.
GNEISS GUY was outlasted by SOLARIS in a 7 minute veteran's melee.
FLINT HILLS savagely defeated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute mismatched duel.
DEBRA COLLIN was defeated by VISITING ORC in a 2 minute bloody mismatched match.
BECKER COLLIN was vanquished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BALROG handily defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
NOSFERATU vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DOPPELGANGER won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a 4 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         SLASHING ATTACK    4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   23 -  11 -  0      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  14 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  12 -  0      40  |

Turn 448 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         3  BASHING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808     18  17  1   87 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 FLINT HILLS 3796.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, BALROG 3864, NOSFERATU 3860, VALLEY-JO 
3798, BECKER COLLIN 3850, GNEISS GUY 3787, SOLARIS 3759, DOPPELGANGER 3863, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DOPPELGANGER 3863.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SOLARIS 3759, GNEISS GUY 3787, BECKER COLLIN 3850, VALLEY-JO 
3798, NOSFERATU 3860, BALROG 3864, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, FLINT 
HILLS 3796, and  0.