DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/30/2006    Duedate: 02/11/2006

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-467

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VECORDIUS
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-3870) [14-4-1,105]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VECORDIUS                      POSITION IS EMPTY
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        
(46-3870) [14-4-1,105]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  GOLDEN FURY
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-3850) [14-12-1,55]         (46-3887) [9-2-2,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     11
2. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           9      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     -1      Unchartered Team

                                       ZODIAC (86)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  200 123 12 61.9   1/ 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   9  6 0
 2/ 2 RUBY DRAGONS (336)       102  95  2 51.8   2/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   7  2 1
 3/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  366 536 11 40.6   3/ 3 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        1  2 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 #13 ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

On the south coast of the Ardivent Peninsula:

     "It's a golem."
     The two standbys jumped at the sound of the woman's voice, but Eclipse just
cocked his head in an unspoken question.
     She gestured toward the doorway with her golden shield.  "The Black Tower.  It's
a golem, a magical construct.  Not a live thing itself."
     "But not an inert piece of architecture, either," Eclipse said.
     "No, not inert."  Lady Protector Stepharoo moved to stand shoulder to shoulder
with the recently graduated Eclipse.  The two of them stared down the length of the
hall to the open door, and the looming darkness beyond.
     "Dangerous but not malicious."
     "The people who made it are malicious, though."  She shivered, the light from
her shield flickering.  "I could hear them, in the amber.  It was like a lens,
focusing their...personas, thoughts, intentions.  They're all about darkness without
a dawn."
     "That isn't possible," Ternas d'Aleen snapped, ignoring the Ambitious Guard's
hushing motions.  "Dawn is REQUIRED.  It's part of the whole concept of night!"
     Stepharoo turned her lambent amber gaze on the Assassin.  "I said 'darkness',
not 'night', there is a difference!"
     "But--"
     "Death without end," Eclipse murmured.  "Quite theological, in a nasty way."
     "Or being buried alive," Stepharoo agreed.  She glanced at the shards of her
amber shroud and shuddered.  "NOT a fun thing, I can tell you."
     "We knew the Black Tower represented the Bad Guys," d'Aleen said.  "There's no
need to go poetical or metaphorical over that."
     "There might be," Eclipse said.  He tilted his head thoughtfully.  "Some
theological stuff can only be expressed that way.  But if I understand you, what
you're saying is that the Black Tower, and the people who made it, are so Bad that
the ordinary Bad Guys are just naughty by comparison?"
     She nodded, her expression relieved.  "Yes, exactly!  I knew you'd understand.
And we have to stop them."
     "Easier said than done," he answered.  "How do we set about it?  And no, I do
NOT want to spend weeks 'gathering information' on the Black Tower."  He glared at
the two standbys.  "We need to act quickly."
     "Right.  I have a plan," Stepharoo said.

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): MOO MOO of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 533): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 526): BROOKS AND DUNN of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 522): TENTACRUEL of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 522): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 520): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 515): ENCHANTED of CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 484): WHIPPED WEASEL of EXOTIC TASTES (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 476): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): GOLDEN FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 370): HITCH HIKER of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 418): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 266): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 533): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 526): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 522): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 522): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 520): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 515): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 484): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 476): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Kyrie, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 370): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 418): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 533): CALFSKIN of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                   (turn 532): REQUIEM of BALLAD OF THE BLADE (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 466): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 212): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 382): SPEEDY of THE MISGUIDED (?, mgr.)
                          SON OF BLOODLUST of 4000 BLOWS (ulnNay, mgr.)
                          DOONEUSHMUN of VOUGEOOT (Inferno, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 168): SHAVED MONKEY of SECOND CHANCES (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, friends and fiends, welcome to your friendly neighborhood spyreport.  
I doubt ARDIVENT will ever be the same.  And let's see, VECORDIUS fought HERMY COLLIN 
and gained 19 points and contributed to CYNICAL DELUSIONS' 2-1-1.  DEBRA CONKLIN has 
lost to FRIENDLY CONSTABLE, falling 12 points, while helping make BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 
a 2-3-0 turn.  And all eyes were on SOLARIS this turn as he ascended to the throne of 
Duelmaster.  ARDIVENT has a new victor!  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have heard 
from unimpeachable sources that The Seaside Manor uses trolls in their stew.  Talk 
about gristle!   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  Banners at half mast, warriors, BLUVALLEY WARRIORS has lost HERMY COLLIN, 
and you might say all of ARDIVENT has felt the loss, except maybe CYNICAL DELUSIONS.  
Seriously now, is it really honorable for VECORDIUS from CYNICAL DELUSIONS to kill 
HERMY COLLIN and give BLUVALLEY WARRIORS the chance to bloodfeud?  Mmmm, could be.  
Is it really true that ARDIVENT has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just 
thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your swords 
sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in ARDIVENT again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VECORDIUS 3870               14   4  1   105       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GOLDEN FURY 3887              9   2  2    98       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             18  12  0    84       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORI COLLIN 3888              6   3  0    61       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           14  12  1    55       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 JACINTHE 3892                 2   0  0    19       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            3   1  0    10       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
HERMY COLLIN 3878      8  5 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 VECORDIUS 3870        467         
DEBRA COLLIN 3816     19 25 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 GOLDEN FURY 3887      463 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All (the three of you left) -- This is the Phantom, checking in after a long time
missing.  At least Ardivent is still alive and the old gal looks just as I remember
her.  I am thinking of returning to my home in Ardivent but its a long journey.  Do
you miss my music, I wonder.... -- Phantom

Solaris -- Well, now you're trying to match yourself against another striker.  Look
where this has gotten you.  A bashing with the stick is not good for the career.
Well, I look forward to our final match; may the best man win. -- Golden Fury

Take that, Chardinee; thought I would give you a taste of waste. -- Break Point

Bluevalley -- Ummm, what's with the Aimed Blow styles?  Break Point is getting
nervous.  He's looking at retiring soon, so stay away, or someone's going to getting
a whooping. -- Eclipse

Lori -- Thank you for having the nerve to fight such a well respected warrior as
myself.  Your youthful character, and your shiny little weapon, brings joy to this
arena.  Let's dance again. -- Vecordius

Vecordius -- Gosh, you really ARE cynical!  I never imagined anyone could be like
THAT. -- Lori Collin
P.S.  But...is it a delusion, or is it real?

"The Honest Merchant."  Now THERE is a cynical delusion for you!  What a joke. --
Becker Collin, not laughing

I do like fighting the Ambitious Guard, dear Harbad Kore.  It isn't because he
teaches all that well, he doesn't, but he is so superbly tall, dark, and handsome,
with just a few small scars to add an edge.  I like that in a man. -- Hermy Collin
P.S.  Of course, there could never be something between us, because he's an ELF, but
still, a woman can dream, can't she?

Well, they SAY that he's a Trustworthy Scribe, but I don't know, he just seems
totally shifty-eyed to me.  I bet he embezzles and nobody's, like, caught him at it
yet. -- Debra Conklin

Well, darn.  I almost had that Shiftyeyed Volunteer, and it would have been for the
good of Ardivent if I HAD killed him.  After all, he doesn't have any teammates who
would have bloodfeuded. -- Jacinthe

Ed. -- Somebody who is trying to use it to resole their shoes? -- Hermy Collin

     Anyone who's trying to resole their shoes with chicken deserves everything that
     happens to their feet. -- Ed.

Becker Collin -- You are a disappointment to us all.  You should send yourself to the
Dark Arena and put yourself out of our misery. -- Kalbin Silverhand, as honest a
merchant as ever came out of Khalhums

Vecordius -- You got exactly what you deserved, you stuck-up delusion! -- M.
Kingfisher Chardinee

Becker Collin -- Ah, graduate, why don't you?  Then you can adventure and I can find
myself too busy to rescue your sorry ass. -- Harbad Kore, Ambitious Guard

Hermy Collin -- Oatmeal?  What is this stuff?  Where is the ketchup? -- Tamos Krik,
Visiting Orc

Lord Protector Solaris -- It says here that you're an orc.  We have a firm rule
against subsidizing orcs.  Go pester the Greywand, she actually likes your kind. --
Arvendon, Secretary to the Baron of Ardivent

30 January 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to announce with glad hearts that Heathen
Hatebred is no longer just a friend, but also an alliance-mate.  Heathen brings a lot
with him to our alliance.  His experience, talent, and loyalty will be a great
benefit to us all.  Welcome Heathen; may all our enemies' blood continue to flow
freely! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GOLDEN FURY was unbelievably bested by SOLARIS in a 7 minute mismatched fight.
VECORDIUS easily killed HERMY COLLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Title match.
BREAK POINT unbelievably bested LORI COLLIN in a 3 minute gory mismatched brawl.
BECKER COLLIN savagely defeated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
JACINTHE won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute amateur's fight.
DEBRA CONKLIN was beaten by FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -   5 -  3      81  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   3 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  1      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -  11 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   4 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 467 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  VECORDIUS 3870             14   4  1  105 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           18  12  0   84 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORI COLLIN 3888            6   3  0   61 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
PARRY-LUNGE      BECKER COLLIN 3850         14  12  1   55 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 GOLDEN FURY 3887.  The ten other most popular fighters were BECKER COLLIN 
3850, LORI COLLIN 3888, VECORDIUS 3870, JACINTHE 3892, BREAK POINT 2741, HERMY COLLIN 
3878, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was DEBRA CONKLIN 3890.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HERMY COLLIN 3878, BREAK POINT 2741, JACINTHE 3892, VECORDIUS 
3870, LORI COLLIN 3888, BECKER COLLIN 3850, GOLDEN FURY 3887,  0,  0, and  0.

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

SOLARIS (46-3759) RUBY DRAGONS (336)

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by May 1st will be deleted.  If you have questions 
about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI