DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/05/2006    Duedate: 06/17/2006

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-476

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BREAK POINT
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2741) [24-13-0,99]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BREAK POINT                    THORN
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        DEATH (349)
(46-2741) [24-13-0,99]         (46-3904) [3-1-0,26]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  SMILING MOUNTAIN
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        RUBY DRAGONS (336)
(46-3850) [14-21-1,64]         (46-3896) [4-5-0,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. INFERNAL LORDS (8)          38
2. DEATH (349)                 37      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     17      Unchartered Team
4. FANDILS (75)                10
5. RUBY DRAGONS (336)           1      DEATH (349)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  220 132 13 62.5   1/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   9  1 1
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             780 600 26 56.5   2/ 1 FANDILS (75)              8  4 0
 3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       173 142 10 54.9   3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        7  2 0
 4/ 4 RUBY DRAGONS (336)       107 101  2 51.4   4/ 4*DEATH (349)               7  3 0
 5/ 6*DEATH (349)                9  11  1 45.0   5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   2 13 1
 6/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  373 574 12 39.4   6/ 6 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        0  3 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 270): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): DAMNUALL of WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): MITOCHONDRIAC of BIO WARFARE (Xerxes, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MIKELA POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): ALBUQUERQUE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): TRIPLE-X of LOVE LETTERS (Cunning Linguist, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): THE MAD CARROT of GARDEN OF HORRORS (The Sandman, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): OSTRICH of BIRDS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): BREAK POINT of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BLUE BEANIE of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): FURIOUS TERROR of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): BRUENOR BATTLEHAMME of FORGOTTEN REALMS from BARIKALA
                            (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 541): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 534): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 531): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 528): HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 523): LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 493): LETHAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 484): MEDAL OF HONOR 26 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 475): FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 218): HOPLITES (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 390): BIKINI BOTTOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): UN (JE, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 427): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 270): JERNIG MARS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 542): BUCKING BRAHMA of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               SUPERBEAST of THE LIVING DEAD (Dartor, mgr.)
                   (turn 541): BOOTSTRAP RIBEYE of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo
                               Puerco, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 530): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 530): JOCKO of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
                  (turn 529): THEODORIC of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 483): SATURN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
                             5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 474): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 217): CAULIFLOWER EARS of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 379): MARIO ANDRETTI of CAR AND DRIVER (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 172): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  FANDILS?  Who?  CYNICAL DELUSIONS is the top 
team these days, buddies!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but 
INFERNAL LORDS will tell you 173-142-10 is nothing to laugh at...  DEATH had cause to 
celebrate, after QUIETUS got 21 points by beating TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 11 points to 
TEMPTATION.  (Discrete enough, LORI COLLIN?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster 
were disappointed by DR STEINBURGER, of FANDILS, who despite a 14-4-0 couldn't 
overcome ARDIVENT's Number 1.  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable 
walls and challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst 
the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of INFERNAL LORDS, alone and unchallenged.  
As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of FANDILS, so did that sorry team 
shy from INFERNAL LORDS Everyone is famous for fifteen minutes, and SPARROW-BLASTER 
is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't CYNICAL DELUSIONS proud!   
     Ah, the duel!  The roar of the oppenent, the smell of the crowd!  Justice was 
served as RYTHYM WIZARD fought SPARROW-BLASTER in bloodfeud.  Well done, INFERNAL 
LORDS!  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.  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             24  13  0    99       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TEMPTATION 3314               9   5  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DR STEINBURGER 3442          14   4  0    77       FANDILS (75)
 AZGUD 3253                   11  13  0    77       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 LORI COLLIN 3888             10   8  1    68       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           14  21  1    64       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MARY CATHERINE 3459           8   2  2    60       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           10   1  0    45       FANDILS (75)
 RYTHYM WIZARD 3357            6   1  0    44       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 SPARROW-BLASTER 3900          3   1  1    34       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMILING MOUNTAIN 3896         4   5  0    33       RUBY DRAGONS (336)
 THORN 3904                    3   1  0    26       DEATH (349)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIETUS 3913                  1   1  0    22       DEATH (349)
 GALOOT 3907                   3   0  0    21       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 CRYPT 3914                    2   0  0    21       DEATH (349)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            3  10  0    19       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 QUAR-RAL 3898                 3   0  0    19       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 JACINTHE 3892                 3   8  0    17       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 DREAD 3902                    2   2  1    15       DEATH (349)
 GLAVER 3915                   2   0  0    14       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 COOLIN SCOT 3897              2   7  0    13       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 HELLSPAWN 3903                1   3  0    11       DEATH (349)
-EARL & SISSY 3478             2   2  1    10       FANDILS (75)
-EUROQ 3901                    1   2  0     6       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 JUANITA 3926                  0   1  0     1       FANDILS (75)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
QUARANTEEN 3899        0  1 0 CYNICAL DELUSIONS 218 EARL & SISSY 3478     473 REVENGED
FIIZ 3332              3  6 0 INFERNAL LORDS 8      SPARROW-BLASTER 3900  475 JUST REV

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Glaver -- What the?  Where'd the head on that spear go? -- Quietus

Jacinthe -- Thanks.  I'll be a lot better for the lesson. -- Dread

Degotti -- I think I've found the way to the sands, and the scent of blood; seems to
be coming from my warriors lately. -- Eclipse

FIIZ -- Yikes I guess you kind of Fizzed out.  Didn't mean to send you to the land of
the dead, but you will have company there.  This arena has turned into a dark arena
itself.  I guess I will have to wait for the bloodfeud. -- Sparrow

Fandil -- How about you try this.  All offensive warriors are to use shields, and
really blunt weapons, wrapped in at least 10 layers of cloth.  If this doesn't work,
I think that every warrior here will have to go down to the pub, get drunk, come to
fight and pass out before the first swing of their chosen weapon. -- Eclipse

Steinberger -- Sounds like you need the doc now!  Can't wait to see the results of
this fight.  Twenty minutes is a long time to be standing around looking for an
opportunity to swing. -- Break Point

Euroq -- Well, I'm glad that I made it out that fight alive, what's done is done now.
Hope we don't have to go through all that again. -- Quar-ral

Earl & Sissy -- I'm surprised, thought you might of had some more wind in you then
that. -- Galoot

Quietus -- Quit being so quiet in this arena.  Speak up and let the managers and
warriors of this arena hear you scream.  Galoot, we endured, but you are clearly the
more enduring. -- Earl & Sissy

Smiling Mountain -- You keep on smiling and heading back for more.  You hear? -- Davy
Privette

O.K., DeGotti, I was good enough to beat Veteran Mercenary.  That's good? -- Glow-
Room (outta here)

Break Point -- Phbttttttt! -- Dr. Steinburger (MR. to you.)

Mr. De Gotti -- I appreciated the "sly fox" connotation.  (Especially as compared to
"sly old fox".)  Baiting?  Tsk, tsk.  Temptation would have been a 3-2 favorite. --
Fandil The Wise

Lori Collin -- You are so wrong and unfair.  I am a well respected dentist. -- Dr.
Steinburger

DeGotti -- Number to DM, you asked?  A few years ago we could have told you exactly,
but then retirement claimed all detailed information.  Overall, we were past 400 Lord
Protectors, and an estimated 25+ here in Ardivent, Arena Of The Red Sands. -- Fandil
The Wise

Eclipse -- Since Fiiz's death was on my challenge I will not BF all four turns.  Just
a turn or two or until I avenge his death. -- DeGotti

Fiiz's numbers 9(1)-12-10-15-17-13-9 SL.  In retrospect I probably should of made it
a lunger but I was on a SL kick when I made him I think.  Sadly he was one of the
better warriors, numbers wise, on this team.  Certainly the replacement is by far
inferior.

Quar-ral -- I have gotten better.  Our first meeting I wasn't able to hit you; this
time I was able to hit you a fair amount. -- Euroq

WOF -- Glow-Room's numbers are very similar to the ones that make up my team here. --
DeGotti

For those who are interested -- Bucking Brahma 14(+1)-10-15-15-9-11-11 BA; hosed in
damage (only good); +4 init and +2 attack; used quarterstaff well @ 37-172-17,
but....  Finished with 4 adexes (3 offensives and riposte) and the faves were
WF/mod/low/riposte. -- Fandil The Wise

Azgud -- Well, heck, I guess you are. -- Becker Collin

Noble Assassin.  Oh, well, it beats a poke in the eye with a sharp stick. -- Lori
Collin

Dread -- Sorry, that is not in my job description. -- Jacinthe

Hellspawn -- Gotta tell you, most men wouldn't see that as being attractive and
womanly, gal. -- Coolin Scot

Thorn -- Well, gosh!  That sure wasn't a bed of roses! -- Debra Conklin

6 May 2006
The 2006 Mordanti Alliance Olympics are off to a grand start!  With seventeen teams
declared, running under eight different flags (not to mention six additional non-
Olympic teams present), it is looking to be as tough as any previous Olympiad, if not
more!  Olympians petitioned the Commission to make an allowance for late entries, and
the Commission agreed, and will allow new entrants to partake, as long as they are
active by Round 3 (T546, due May 29th).  So if you wish to enter, please email your
intentions to amicitia@gwi.net with team name, manager name, and affiliation
(alliance name or independent), or show up in Mordant (DM-1) on, or before, May 29th
and place your declarations in the newsletter!

Amicitia Primoris (Lord Xiang, Dameon Darkheart, JGW, Seraphim)

26 May 2006
     The Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire want to announce the joining of a new
member who cherishes the same ideals, respect and loyalty that we hold dear.
     From this day forward let all know that Blackstorm is now a Dark Knight of the
Desolate Empire Alliance.  With him as our chosen brother, our alliance only becomes
stronger.  Let all his foes become ours, and ours his.  May all our enemies' blood
flow freely and give NO quarter in war.
     This is also a warning to any cowards, bullies, etc....  If you play with fire,
you WILL get burnt!!!

Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RYTHYM WIZARD bested SPARROW-BLASTER in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
TEMPTATION vanquished LORI COLLIN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
AZGUD demolished BECKER COLLIN in a crowd pleasing 3 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BREAK POINT viciously subdued DR STEINBURGER in a 21 minute one-sided Title fight.
DAVY PRIVETTE bested SMILING MOUNTAIN in a popular 2 minute duel.
MARY CATHERINE devastated VISITING ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
JACINTHE was overcome by THORN in a 1 minute expert vs. beginner upset melee.
COOLIN SCOT lost to DREAD in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
DEBRA CONKLIN slimly lost to GALOOT in a 13 minute veteran vs. novice upset fight.
QUAR-RAL defeated HELLSPAWN in a 4 minute novice's match.
GLAVER devastated JUANITA in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
QUIETUS demolished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
CRYPT handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         TOTAL PARRY       21 -   4 -  0      84  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  2      73  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK     9 -   5 -  1      64  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  11 -  2      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        9 -  11 -  0      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -   9 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  22 -  1      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  10 -  0       0  |

Turn 476 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  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  1                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           24  13  0   99 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
LUNGING ATTACK   TEMPTATION 3314             9   5  0   89 INFERNAL LORDS (8)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORI COLLIN 3888           10   8  1   68 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   MARY CATHERINE 3459         8   2  2   60 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVY PRIVETTE 3447         10   1  0   45 FANDILS (75)
PARRY-STRIKE     RYTHYM WIZARD 3357          6   1  0   44 INFERNAL LORDS (8)
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 SMILING MOUNTAIN 3896.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
SPARROW-BLASTER 3900, AZGUD 3253, RYTHYM WIZARD 3357, MARY CATHERINE 3459, DREAD 
3902, HELLSPAWN 3903, THORN 3904, QUIETUS 3913, TEMPTATION 3314, and BECKER COLLIN 
3850.

The least popular fighter this week was DR STEINBURGER 3442.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BREAK POINT 2741, GALOOT 3907, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, QUAR-RAL 
3898, JACINTHE 3892, LORI COLLIN 3888, JUANITA 3926, CRYPT 3914, GLAVER 3915, and 
COOLIN SCOT 3897.