DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/04/2005    Duedate: 07/16/2005

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-452

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

RUSTED SOUL
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2603) [14-5-0,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

RUSTED SOUL                    POSITION IS EMPTY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        
(46-2603) [14-5-0,117]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PALANTIRIATHALASA              BECKER COLLIN
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3808) [19-20-1,88]         (46-3850) [6-5-0,38]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     40
2. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     26      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. BLADE DEMONS (345)           0      Unchartered Team
4. RUBY DRAGONS (336)          -6
                                       FACES OF DEATH (194)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLADE DEMONS (345)         9   3  0 75.0   1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  10  3 0
 2/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  153 107  9 58.8   2/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  6 0
 3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        95  79  2 54.6   3- 3*BLADE DEMONS (345)        2  1 0
 4/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  327 503  9 39.4   4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        1  5 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, ARDIVENT?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but 
don't get cocky, BLUVALLEY WARRIORS, the Fates teach humility, and the Fates are 
proud.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed to see FLINT HILLS win a fight and 
gain 15 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, GNEISS GUY beat POISED TO KILL and POISED TO 
KILL lost 8 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, 
ARDIVENT may be getting bland, as RUSTED SOUL stays top dog in the city.  Kickbacks 
and bribes, kickbacks and bribes, how else do you think some of these guys win their 
fights?  Skill?  Ha!   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry if 
the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Paste this one in your scrapbooks, you'll need 
the kindling come this winter-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUSTED SOUL 2603             14   5  0   117       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECLIPSE 2740                  8   2  0   109       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 GNEISS GUY 3787              14  32  0   100       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       19  20  1    88       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 FLINT HILLS 3796             15  30  0    88       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SOLARIS 3759                 20  23  0    83       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816            15  18  0    75       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 POISED TO KILL 2637          12   8  0    73       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741              9   8  0    50       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 VECORDIUS 3870                3   0  0    42       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850            6   5  0    38       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOPPELGANGER 3863             4   0  0    27       BLADE DEMONS (345)
-BALROG 3864                   2   2  0    24       BLADE DEMONS (345)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-NOSFERATU 3860                3   1  0    19       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

Debra Collin -- I believe I was poised on this occasion; your attention must have
wavered a bit. -- P2K

Becker Collin -- I'm afraid that the dark arena is starting to call my name.  I
can't get the record going, and my smarts are just not there, however I still manage
to pick on the young learners.  You had some great attacks, and I now have to go
change the bandages. -- BP

Valley-Jo -- Well, it's good bye forever, huh?  Hmmm, I wanted to give you the win
which would have been a good going away present, but the wood was telling me to swing
away and go for broke.  Broken ribs that is. -- Rusted Soul

Friendly Constable -- Thanks for the win and skills; you're so friendly indeed. --
Vecordius

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ECLIPSE devastated PALANTIRIATHALASA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
POISED TO KILL was demolished by GNEISS GUY in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
RUSTED SOUL overpowered SOLARIS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
FLINT HILLS overpowered VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute mismatched match.
DEBRA COLLIN defeated M. CHARDINEE in a 3 minute struggle.
BECKER COLLIN was luckily beaten by BREAK POINT in a crowd pleasing 5 minute brawl.
VECORDIUS handily defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -   9 -  0      65  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  14 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK     1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 452 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   RUSTED SOUL 2603           14   5  0  117 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
STRIKING ATTACK  ECLIPSE 2740                8   2  0  109 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
WALL OF STEEL    POISED TO KILL 2637        12   8  0   73 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741            9   8  0   50 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
PARRY-LUNGE      BECKER COLLIN 3850          6   5  0   38 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 BECKER COLLIN 3850.  The ten other most popular fighters were FLINT 
HILLS 3796, ECLIPSE 2740, RUSTED SOUL 2603, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, GNEISS GUY 3787, 
VECORDIUS 3870, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, SOLARIS 3759, BREAK POINT 2741, and POISED TO 
KILL 2637.

The least popular fighter this week was POISED TO KILL 2637.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BREAK POINT 2741, SOLARIS 3759, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, 
VECORDIUS 3870, GNEISS GUY 3787, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, RUSTED SOUL 2603, ECLIPSE 2740, 
FLINT HILLS 3796, and BECKER COLLIN 3850.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUJAK 1431 (75-65-5)                  11  3  0         THE BEARS            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLINGLEBITS 2836 (45-13-0)             7  3  0         TUFT-TASTIC!         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DADDY BEAR 1910 (35-5-0)               1  3  0         THE BEARS            

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
RUSTED SOUL 2603 (9-5-0)               3  3  1         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
POISED TO KILL 2637 (10-5-0)           1  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS    

ADEPTS FOOLS TOURNEY                   W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ECLIPSE 2740 (5-2-0)                   2  3  0         CYNICAL DELUSIONS