DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/24/2005    Duedate: 11/05/2005

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-460

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ECLIPSE
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2740) [16-2-0,176]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ECLIPSE                        POSITION IS EMPTY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        
(46-2740) [16-2-0,176]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  ECLIPSE
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-3850) [10-9-1,46]          (46-2740) [16-2-0,176]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     30
2. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           9      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      5      Unchartered Team

                                       ZODIAC (86)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  181 118 10 60.5   1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  12  3 1
 2/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)       100  90  2 52.6   2/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  6 0
 3/ 4 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  347 520 10 40.0   3/ 4 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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

              + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Nightfall #7 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

Valamantis:

     Tensekai stared at the roil of ships, water, and drowning men around the black
tower and nodded satisfaction.  "Better than I'd hoped," he said.
     Arenamistress Sitalva turned to stare at the Silver Mage.  "And I thought *I*
was cold-blooded!  Ships were destroyed and men died, Tensekai.  How is this
'better'?"
     "Ships would have been destroyed and men killed regardless of what I did," the
magician said.  His voice was weary.  "But I have learned something about the tower
and its abilities.  Enough, with luck, to make defeating it possible."
     "What--"
     A door slammed below them in Tensekai's tower.
     Tensekai sighed and wiped a hand across his face as though to wipe away fatigue.
He straightened up.  "Help me get into the damned official robe, Sita.  That'll be
Shanmarrik, wanting a report."

     "If we can't see the black tower," Rossanarth said, "how are we going to fight
it?"
     "There'll be a way, and we'll find it," M. Kargaed Chardinee said.  He waded a
little farther until he was out of the water to mid-chest, then turned and looked
back across the bay toward Valamantis.  There was nothing visible but steel-colored
water, dark rocks, and a gray sky.  Either the invisibility of the tower was a two-
way spell making the world that couldn't see the tower invisible FROM the tower, or
they had been transported to some other dimension along with the (presumably)
escaping tower.  Or the lightning that had destroyed their ship had destroyed
everything else in sight, as well, but that was a possibility that Kargaed was not
going to contemplate.  Besides, it was the lowest probability of the three options.
"We need to get out of the water before we take a fatal chill," he said, wading
farther.
     "A fatal chill.  That's one way to describe it."  The Guard shrugged and waded
farther up the slope.  He couldn't see dry land ahead, but it was still getting
shallower as he walked, so at least they could get mostly out of the water.  Of
course, if a wind came up, they'd get a chill drying off.  But at least they were
doing something.

Transel:

     "I don't care what the shipmasters say," Uvalie the Younger snapped.  "We have
good charts, and they don't show--"
     "The shipmasters know more about the state of the waters in this bay than any
chart does," Chief Constable Tarkindor snapped back.  "There are shoals and rocks in
what used to be clear water, and storms that owe nothing to natural causes.  There
are magical hazards in Skybreak Bay, and something has got to be done about them.
Soon," he added, overriding the woman's protest.  "Shipping is the life-blood of
Transel."  He narrowed his eyes at her, pleased when she stepped back a little.
These magicians were getting too cocky.  "The people of Transel expect the Transchael
Guild Arcane to protect them from such hazards.  You are currently spokesman--"
     "That's spokes-PERSON!"
     "Whatever, for the Guild.  So what are you doing about the problem?"
     "We're studying it."
     "Oh, THAT is great to hear!  I'm sure the sailors will be delighted--those that
haven't already vanished with their ships due to magical attacks."
     The (relatively) young woman drew herself up with more dignity than the Chief
Constable had expected of her.  "We'll...study faster," she said.

      * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ * }%|[-----+O+-----]|%{ *

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): NYTEMAIR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 526): ALMOND ALBATROSS of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 526): WOOFER of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 519): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 515): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 515): VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team
                              captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 513): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 508): DR. ROSENZWEIG of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 477): JENIPHER of BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 470): FLUTTERLEE of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 459): ECLIPSE of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 210): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 375): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 364): MALICHAI of WAY OF THE BLADE 2 (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): I OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 411): VISION of KELLUMBO'S KIDS from CALEAM (Detective
                            Kellumbo, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 262): CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 526): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 526): PLAYPEN (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 519): JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 515): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 515): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 513): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 508): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 477): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 470): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 459): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 210): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Heathen, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 375): NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 364): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 164): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 411): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 526): ALMOND ALBATROSS of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                               HOT DOG of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               RAINSONG of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 519): CLINT EASTWOOD of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 514): JAMES T. JERK of STAR DRECK (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 459): POISED TO KILL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
                             PALANTIRIATHALASA of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 210): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  CYNICAL DELUSIONS had cause to celebrate, 
after GOLDEN FURY got 21 points by beating BECKER COLLIN.  Win some, lose some.  
Speaking of which, GOLDEN FURY was winsome, after beating BECKER COLLIN and seeing 
him lose 20 points.  ECLIPSE successfully staved off a grab for the roses by SOLARIS 
of RUBY DRAGONS.  Does ARDIVENT have no one talented enough to dethrone him?  Word 
has it one team in ARDIVENT is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent to 
death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, PALANTIRIATHALASA is the most 
challenged warrior.   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Ask not for 
whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Leave me now, you base fools!  As if buffeted by forces of nature beyond my 
control, I must take my leave of this place.  ARDIVENT, I leave you now.  The 
Duelmaster has agreed to foot my bill at The Victory Tavern.  'Til next time-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ECLIPSE 2740                 16   2  0   176       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VECORDIUS 3870                8   3  0    95       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 SOLARIS 3759                 21  30  0    93       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 DEBRA COLLIN 3816            19  22  0    93       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLINT HILLS 3796             18  35  0    89       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             13  11  0    66       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 GOLDEN FURY 3887              4   0  1    66       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           10   9  1    46       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HERMY COLLIN 3878             4   2  0    30       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORI COLLIN 3888              2   0  0    23       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

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

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

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Sorry about the news letter being so neglected.  I'm having problems with my internet
provider, for about three weeks now and counting.  As long as I hang out at the local
library I can still get access to the internet.  Stay tuned. -- Eclipse
P.S.  You probably didn't know that Ardivent had internet access, huh!

Solaris -- You will have your time up top soon, but for now challenge me all you
Want; the wins look good for me, not boasting either. -- Eclipse

Well, it looked like we beat up the alternates really good this round.  Let's see
what next round brings. -- Eclipse

Break Point -- I don't think you're supposed to do it that way.  I mean, it isn't
supposed to be YOU that breaks.  Is it?  Not that I mind winning, but you don't have
to lose, do you?  Why couldn't we have a tie?  Or at least a scarf. -- Debra Collin

Lord Protector Poised To Kill -- If you actually believe the Baron is going to give
you lands just to get rid of you, that is a delusion indeed!  We'll give you a fine
send-off party, but that's as far as the baronial treasury extends. -- Arvendon,
Secretary to the Baron

Lady Protector Palantiriathalasa -- You see what the situation is.  I hear you have a
fine guildhouse on the Isle, so surely you can't even imagine needing anything here.
-- Arvendon, Secretary to the Baron

5 October 2005
To those once of Willaf -- It's time to come back to the sands.  I'm back,
exclusively at Willaf.... -- Kurd the Vivisectionist, Your Better

12 October 2005
Magic Man -- You are a fellow Canadian, are you not?  Where do you hail from?  I live
in Kelowna, B.C. -- Maximillian, 8,13, 28, 47, 54

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

VECORDIUS was bested by PALANTIRIATHALASA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
ECLIPSE viciously subdued SOLARIS in a exciting 4 minute gory expert's Title battle.
POISED TO KILL vanquished FLINT HILLS in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DEBRA COLLIN savagely defeated BREAK POINT in a 6 minute veteran's fight.
BECKER COLLIN was vanquished by GOLDEN FURY in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
HERMY COLLIN overpowered CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LORI COLLIN overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 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|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   5 -  1      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  12 -  0      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         TOTAL PARRY        7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 460 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 -  1         4  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  ECLIPSE 2740               16   2  0  176 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           13  11  0   66 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
PARRY-LUNGE      BECKER COLLIN 3850         10   9  1   46 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BECKER COLLIN 3850.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ECLIPSE 2740.  The ten other most popular fighters were DEBRA COLLIN 3816, 
HERMY COLLIN 3878, VECORDIUS 3870, SOLARIS 3759, FLINT HILLS 3796, BREAK POINT 2741, 
GOLDEN FURY 3887, LORI COLLIN 3888, BECKER COLLIN 3850, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BECKER COLLIN 3850.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were LORI COLLIN 3888, GOLDEN FURY 3887, BREAK POINT 2741, FLINT 
HILLS 3796, SOLARIS 3759, VECORDIUS 3870, HERMY COLLIN 3878, DEBRA COLLIN 3816, 
ECLIPSE 2740, and  0.

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

POISED TO KILL (46-2637) CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
PALANTIRIATHALASA (46-3808) RUBY DRAGONS (336)

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 12 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                          PETER (4-1642) of THE BAD BUNNIES
                    PHILLIP THE BIRD (40-3708) of CRUEL PET NAMES 
                  MILES HITS THE ROAD (69-7270) of CRUMBLING LEAGUE
                         ROCKWELL (7-5003) of UNDEAD ARTISTS
                          FURRY BOX (72-4314) of BRIAN LOCK
                            0001 (82-12389) of OCT 2001 1
                            0002 (82-12390) of OCT 2001 1
                      SACRIFICE (82-12669) of GAMES PEOPLE PLAY
                      HARRY SELDON (82-18333) of FOUNDATION ARMY
                         PSYCHO BITCH (82-18670) of SANDY TOO
                     ??RADAR?? (82-20310) of DYSLEXICS UNTIE! II
                          LITA (82-27080) of DARK TOADS 04D

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes