DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/15/2005    Duedate: 08/27/2005

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-455

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

POISED TO KILL
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2637) [15-8-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ECLIPSE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        
(46-2740) [11-2-0,131]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

PALANTIRIATHALASA              VECORDIUS
RUBY DRAGONS (336)             CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-3808) [20-22-1,87]         (46-3870) [5-1-0,62]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     22
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     16      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           0      Unchartered Team

                                       IMPS (84)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  164 111  9 59.6   1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  11  4 0
 2/ 2 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        97  83  2 53.9   2/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   6  7 0
 3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  333 510  9 39.5   3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        2  4 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.

     Don't listen to those reporters, Rusted Soul.  I was NOT "brutally trying to
slay my foe."  How could I, such a nice guy as I am?  I was doing it gracefully and
in a spirit of good, clean fun.
     Actually, I just have rotten aim.  Sorry about that.

                                     Gneiss Guy

P.S.  Congratulations on escaping the arena with your life.

                                      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 4-1-0 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 BECKER COLLIN win a fight and 
gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, ECLIPSE beat PALANTIRIATHALASA and 
PALANTIRIATHALASA lost 3 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  And it's out with the 
old, in with the new, as POISED TO KILL takes the Title and last week's bar tab from 
the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Seaside Manor, humph!  I've tasted better ale at 
mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From ARDIVENT's trash dumps?   
     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.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines 
through use.  Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     There's got to be a better place in ARDIVENT to get a drink than The Seaside 
Manor!  Any suggestions?  Just wait 'till next time I show up here, I won't be so 
nice!  So nyaaah!  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must leave now-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POISED TO KILL 2637          15   8  0   116       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECLIPSE 2740                 11   2  0   131       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 FLINT HILLS 3796             17  31  0    93       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 GNEISS GUY 3787              15  34  0    92       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLARIS 3759                 21  25  0    88       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808       20  22  1    87       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816            16  20  0    69       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VECORDIUS 3870                5   1  0    62       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850            7   7  0    59       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             11   9  0    52       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERMY COLLIN 3878             1   0  0     6       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 NADA E'COVE 3877              0   1  0     1       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

So much for trying out my personalized favorite of a weapon.  It seems the quarter
staff hits much better.  Gneiss Guy, that's being nice and letting you win. -- Rusted
Soul

Flint -- You might want to strap on some Plate Mail next time. -- Poised

Solaris -- Do you know where that whistling was coming from already???  It was a long
minute if you ask me. -- Eclipse

Visiting Orc -- Don't even bother talking to me; it's so not worth the record. --
Vecordius

Becker Collin -- I think there should be a most fights between two persons column.
We definitely would be at the top for a very long long time. -- BP

Poised to Kill -- Okay, okay, so you ARE poised.  Great balancing act, and so on.  Do
NOT fall off that poise-point and kill me, okay?  I value this life highly, as it is
the only one I'm likely to have. -- Flint Hills
P.S.  Damned if I know why the crowd jeered you.
P.P.S.  (horrified gasp)  Could it be...that the predicted coarsening of the moral
fiber of the citizens has ARRIVED, and they WANTED you to kill me?  Gosh.  I hope
not.

Palantectera -- Oh.  It's you.  Your name is too long and you never say anything. --
Debra Collin

Break Point -- (wincing)  That was the point at which *I* broke. -- Becker Collin

Eclipse -- Yes, but I didn't LIKE it. -- Debra Collin

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GNEISS GUY was devastated by POISED TO KILL in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
ECLIPSE vanquished PALANTIRIATHALASA in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
SOLARIS outlasted VECORDIUS in a crowd pleasing 7 minute mismatched duel.
FLINT HILLS overpowered M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DEBRA COLLIN devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BREAK POINT was savagely defeated by BECKER COLLIN in a exciting 4 minute struggle.
NADA E'COVE was overcome by HERMY COLLIN in a action packed 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         AIMED BLOW         1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -   5 -  0      75  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  14 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   9 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         SLASHING ATTACK    0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 455 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     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    POISED TO KILL 2637        15   8  0  116 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
STRIKING ATTACK  ECLIPSE 2740               11   2  0  131 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           11   9  0   52 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
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 VECORDIUS 3870.  The ten other most popular fighters were BECKER COLLIN 
3850, ECLIPSE 2740, POISED TO KILL 2637, HERMY COLLIN 3878, FLINT HILLS 3796, DEBRA 
COLLIN 3816, NADA E'COVE 3877, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, BREAK POINT 2741, and GNEISS 
GUY 3787.

The least popular fighter this week was SOLARIS 3759.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GNEISS GUY 3787, BREAK POINT 2741, PALANTIRIATHALASA 3808, NADA E'COVE 
3877, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, FLINT HILLS 3796, HERMY COLLIN 3878, POISED TO KILL 2637, 
ECLIPSE 2740, and BECKER COLLIN 3850.