DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/17/2006    Duedate: 07/29/2006

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-479

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BREAK POINT
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2741) [26-14-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

POSITION IS EMPTY              POSITION IS EMPTY

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  GLAVER
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-3850) [14-24-1,67]         (46-3915) [5-0-0,43]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIME FAMILY (354)          64
2. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          38      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     36      Unchartered Team
4. FANDILS (75)                19
5. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      5      CRIME FAMILY (354)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*CRIME FAMILY (354)         5   0  1  100   1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  12  3 1
 2/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  232 135 14 63.2   2/ 3 FANDILS (75)              8  1 0
 3- 2*STRYPER (58)              10   7  1 58.8   3/ 5 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        8  6 1
 4/ 3 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        78  57  2 57.8   4/ 2*DEATH (349)               6  9 1
 5/ 4 FANDILS (75)             788 601 26 56.7   5/ 0*CRIME FAMILY (354)        5  0 1
 6/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       176 148 10 54.3   6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 0
 7- 6 RUBY DRAGONS (336)       107 103  2 51.0   7/ 4 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        3  6 0
 8/ 7*DEATH (349)               15  20  2 42.9   8- 7 RUBY DRAGONS (336)        0  2 0
 9/ 8 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  378 584 12 39.3   9- 8*STRYPER (58)              0  1 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.

Well I'm back at the top again with a new strategy that obviously worked.  Sure you
can be all smart and learn skills yourself, me well it's obvious that you can't teach
an old dog new tricks.  What will it take, I say what will it take to train me.  Well
no train, no Island, that's good for me.  I like it here in Ardivent, wandering
around talking with all you youthful warriors.  Now me and Becker are going to kick
back and drink to you young whipper snaps.  Lori my dear, thank you for keeping my
seat warm.  If you want, stop by and we can chat about our next duel.  Death and
Glory.  Thumbs up and thumbs down.  Break Point.

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARDIVENT, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  The boys at CRIME FAMILY are walking tall, as they 
are ranked 5th on their first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  TUFT-TASTIC! had 
cause to celebrate, after ANNETTE TEVERLY got 23 points by beating CRYPT.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 19 points to 
SPARROW-BLASTER.  (Discrete enough, THORN?) Those who hoped for a new Duelmaster were 
disappointed by KUNG-FU MASTER, of ARDIVENT, who despite a 0-0-0 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...   
     And how sociable are ARDIVENT's warriors?  Come, let us see.  Like the noble 
eagle soaring amongst the mountaintops, so stand the warriors of CYNICAL DELUSIONS, 
alone and unchallenged.  As a woman of good breeding scorns the "warriors" of 
TUFT-TASTIC!, so did that sorry team shy from CYNICAL DELUSIONS Everyone is famous 
for fifteen minutes, and GLAVER is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't 
CYNICAL DELUSIONS proud!   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
More than one waitress at The Victory Tavern was spilling more drinks than usual last 
week, as CRYPT's early demise became known.  What will DEATH do???  Congratulations, 
HELLSPAWN.  The manager of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS should have sent COOLIN SCOT to the 
Dark Arena for having a 3-8-0 long ago.  Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match 
itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             26  14  0   106       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORI COLLIN 3888             12   9  1   106       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   5  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DR STEINBURGER 3442          16   5  0    82       FANDILS (75)
-AZGUD 3253                   12  13  0    82       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 MARY CATHERINE 3459           9   2  2    74       FANDILS (75)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           14  24  1    67       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           13   1  0    58       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARROW-BLASTER 3900          5   2  2    55       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017        6   5  0    47       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-GUARDIAN OF LIGHT 367         4   0  0    46       STRYPER (58)
 GLAVER 3915                   5   0  0    43       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433         5   0  0    41       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 GALOOT 3907                   6   0  0    35       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORN 3904                    5   2  0    33       DEATH (349)
 HELLSPAWN 3903                3   4  1    33       DEATH (349)
-JUANITA 3926                  2   1  0    32       FANDILS (75)
 RYTHYM WIZARD 3357            6   3  0    30       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EUROQ 3901                    3   3  0    27       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            5  11  0    26       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 DREAD 3902                    3   4  1    26       DEATH (349)
 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          1   1  1    24       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JASON 3066                    5   2  0    23       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 JACINTHE 3892                 3  11  0    20       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-THE GUIDE 396                 2   0  0    20       STRYPER (58)
-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)
 QUAR-RAL 3898                 5   1  0    16       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 GIRL ON THE SIDE 3935         1   0  1    16       CRIME FAMILY (354)
-FAITH MASTER 365              1   3  0    16       STRYPER (58)
 THE DON 3936                  1   0  0    16       CRIME FAMILY (354)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 QUIETUS 3913                  1   4  0    14       DEATH (349)
 HOUSEKEEPER 3937              1   0  0    14       CRIME FAMILY (354)
 HATCHET MAN 3933              1   0  0    13       CRIME FAMILY (354)
-EARL & SISSY 3478             2   2  1    10       FANDILS (75)
-SACRED SENTRY 395             1   1  0     6       STRYPER (58)
 STOOL PIGEON 3934             1   0  0     5       CRIME FAMILY (354)
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        0   3  0     5       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 GNOFF 3927                    0   3  0     3       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 5   0  1 0   1                   GIRL ON THE SIDE 3935 479 NONE    
COOLIN SCOT 3897       3  9 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 HELLSPAWN 3903        479         
CRYPT 3914             3  2 0 DEATH 349             ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651  479         
FIIZ 3332              3  6 0 INFERNAL LORDS 8      SPARROW-BLASTER 3900  475 REVENGED
SMILING MOUNTAIN 3896  4  7 0 RUBY DRAGONS 336      SPARROW-BLASTER 3900  478         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Well, it just figures sending the story out and never giving me a chance to explain
the circumstances.  Bad press is good press.  Novgorodny Vir, hmm well here it is.  A
challenge to my junior, well I wouldn't call Jacinthe my junior if I were you, what a
great warrior to stand there against Glaver.  Now the mail system is another matter
all alone.  I've found certain couriers drunken for days, falling behind and messing
things up, like my challenges that is, sorry but I was supposed to be challenging up
and not down, but if fights happen before my paperwork makes it to whomever, well
then that's for the gods to decide then.  Now for Galoot, let's see, do you really
think that I would sink that low to further the demise of another warrior by
challenging down 19, then decreasing that rating further, don't think so.  I assure
that any, but can't promise you, that the next round should reflect proper codes of
honor, or I will personally rain death down on those highly paid pony riders. --
Eclipse, Cynical Delusions

Jacinthe -- Sorry for the upset, I thought your skills as a wall would stand up to
the threat of my mace, or was it my quarterstaff.  No hard feelings. -- Glaver

Coolin-Scot -- Yes I feel really cool now.  Back to the drawing board and back to the
bottom of the list. -- Quar-ral

Smiling Mountain and company -- Deepest condolences go out to you.  I'm assuming that
there will be a blood feud sometime in the distant, distant future.  I was wondering
where the rest of your boys/girls are. -- Sparrow Blaster

Quietus -- Now are you reflecting the fact that your are about to Quiet me, or did I

Quiet u.  It was a beginner's match anyway, well played however.  Let's stir it up
again some time.  Lunge, Lunge, Dodge, that's you.  Block, Block, Yawn, that's me. --
Galoot

Dr Rosenzweig -- Now that was inappropriate, needle sticking, save that for your
tent. -- Break Point

Debra -- I really didn't mean to do that dance.  I wanted to twist or turn, maybe
roll a bit, but this plate is heavy and not that bendy.  I will do better next fight.
-- Galoot

Galoot -- Rechallenge?  19 points down?  Scum.  Great job padding your record.
Planning any actual fights? -- Quietus

Lothar -- Pretty sad when the fighter descriptions are longer than the fight.  Maybe
try plate next time. -- Crypt

Annie -- Don't worry, your scum buddy cleaned up for you. -- Hellspawn

Rythym Wiz -- Tough luck.  I heard Galoot is a cherry to be picked. -- Thorn

DeGotti -- 'Sup? -- Dday, Mgr. of Death

Looks like the Commission mis-input the identity of Annette and accidentally told a
retired manager's warrior to run.  Note Faith Master of Stryper and Annette getting
another day to run her shop. -- Adie

Hellspawn -- Oh...is that a reference to my talent as an ice elementalist?  Well, in
that case, yes, hell has not frozen over...yet.  Maybe someday...maybe I'll become
better skilled as a combatant. -- Annette
P.S.  How did you decide to call me 'Annie'?

W.O.F. -- It's good to write that out again...W.O.F.!  Brief and unique.  Thank you
for the welcome, I am so happy to see you again, and doing well.  You seem
particularly fond of my hair.  Is that why you picked me up and carried me off on our
last adventure when in a rush?  Just to put me over your shoulder and take a breath
of my hair?  <smile> -- Adie

W.O.F. -- My shop has many components and items for use in casting spells, should you
require them, as well as various potions, scrolls, ointments, etc.  We also have all
manner of minor magical trinkets like lightstones, or trick coins, etc.  I have in
particular many rare elements from the plane of ice. -- Annette Teverly

DeGotti -- It is wonderful to finally manage a team in an arena that you participate
in.  You know, for a moment, I thought you said I would bring to this arena more
HAIR!  <soft laugh>  I've never thought of myself as having flair, but I will do my
best, just for you.  Maybe I'll take to flashing my magic a bit more, just for you.
<smile> -- Adie
P.S.  Annette received a message from Hellspawn of the team Death!  How about that?!
Perhaps we shall hear more from them.  <smile>

Davy Privette -- Well, I certainly was one-upped in that one!  I was trying to put a
bit of a dent in your record.  Unfortunately I think I am too highly ranked. --
Jhezra

Hellspawn -- That one was for beating Annette. -- Jason

Crypt -- Is your manager new?  Your style seems a bit unorthodox.  If you have
questions, my manager, DeGotti, and W.O.F. would be happy to offer tips and advice.
As for me, I need to challenge those I'm well suited to facing. -- Lothar

Gnoff -- Great fight, back and forth.  Good show! -- Terrence

Well, we're awfully talkative for our second set of personals. <wink> -- Adie

Eclipse -- Down challenges?  Is that how you are staying on top? -- DeGotti

WoF -- You give me too much respect.  You see the crap I am running here. -- DeGotti

Looks like Sparrow-Blaster found the Fandil killing form. -- DeGotti

Adie -- If I keep matching up with your more experienced warriors could you tell them
to at least teach my guys something? -- DeGotti

Coolin Scot -- I'm a monster that burst in flames?  Wow, sounds cool. -- Euroq

Glaver -- You're so cynical!  It's unbecoming in a young man.  You should be
optimistic, full of hopes and plans. -- Jacinthe, feeling her age today

Juanita -- Gosh, that is, like, totally cool!  How do you manage to keep your hair so
neat during the whole fight?  Is it an elf thing, or can anyone learn to do it? --
Debra Conklin the admiring

Break Point -- Ah, old friend, it is HARD to see you doing your fine best and still
not receiving the recognition you deserve! -- Lori Collin

Dr Steinburger -- You don't come NEAR my teeth with that thing.  No way. -- Becker
Collin

Quar-Ral -- If you think to win that easily, just because you have, or HAD, an
undefeated record, you were sadly deluded.  I'm a late starter but a strong
contender. -- Coolin Scot
P.S.  At least, that's what I hope.

Adie -- Yep. -- Leeta, moved by a similar impulse

Dread -- That was weird!  I shouldn't have responded to your taunting, I mean, I'm
USED to stuff like that.  I don't know what came over me. -- Arahol D'Curri, of the
Cult of Red Silka

20 June 2006
Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire
Our newest Dark Knight disrespected?!?!?!  ARE THEY SERIOUS?!?!  If at all possible,
let's get over to 31.  I'm on the way.  Let's get 'em. -- Dark Knight Osiris

26 June 2006
To those interested, G.E.C.K.O., Inc, is looking for able-bodied warriors to embark
on a dangerous mission.  Those interested (or for more details) diplo me at:
Juice, DM 93, mgr. Arena Masters, Inc -- Juice

30 June 2006
All -- I am looking for able bodied warriors, magic-wielding wizards, faith-healing
clerics, and quick-handed thieves to begin a quest requested by the Emperor of the
Southern Kingdom of Crailmia.  All interested parties can diplo me in arena 93 --
Noblish Island, c/o Will-O-Wisps (1422) or write to me at -- Robert Bennett, 317173,
4269 West M-80, Kincheloe, Mi 49784. -- the Lightbearer, mgr. Will-O-Wisps

1 July 2006
BROTHER KNIGHTS OF THE DESOLATE EMPIRE -- Hail brothers where ever you are to be
found!  We are engaging in arena 31.  Let them feel our wrath.  Onward to glory!!! --
Dark knight Blackstorm

1 July 2006
Soultaker -- Read your e-mail! -- Guardian

10 July 2006
The Dark Knights sat at the Dark Table with grim faces.  All present knew that there
could be no quarter.  The Forces of Desolation would be unleashed.  There would be no
turning back, no mercy and no hesitation to do what was necessary.  Teeth gritted and
knuckles whitened with fury as the IMPERIAL PROCLAMATION was signed by each Dark
Knight.
     AS OF JULY 1, 2006 -- WAR IS DECLARED ON THE ALLIANCE KNOWN AS THE VENDETTA
CARTEL.
     The Desolate Empire -- Dark Knights:  Ancient Creep, Blackstorm, Dok Sik, Goat,
Heathen, Hatebred, Kon, Osiris, Toker, Wasby the Great

14 July 2006
In response to the Desolate Empire's declaration of war, the Vendetta Cartel offers
the following response:

The members of the Vendetta Cartel can be found in 1, 8, 9, 10,  11, 14, 22, 25, 28,
31, 39, 45, 47, 50, 52, 54, 59, 60, 100, and 106.  Stop yapping in the all-arena ads,
pick an arena, issue a challenge, actually win something, and then maybe (and we
stress maybe) you may speak.  You may come to our home arenas (8, 31, and 47) and
confront us, but we suggest you learn to win in your own "home" arena (52) first.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DR STEINBURGER was viciously subdued by LORI COLLIN in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
MARY CATHERINE handily defeated BECKER COLLIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
TERRENCE WYCLIFF unbelievably bested RYTHYM WIZARD in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
JASON was viciously subdued by GLAVER in a action packed 2 minute Challenge brawl.
ANNETTE TEVERLY butchered CRYPT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD was unbelievably bested by QUAR-RAL in a 8 minute Challenge fight.
BREAK POINT viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a 3 minute uneven Title melee.
JHEZRA STEELBLADE defeated DREAD in a 1 minute duel.
THORN was vanquished by SPARROW-BLASTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
DAVY PRIVETTE overpowered EUROQ in a popular 1 minute one-sided melee.
GALOOT subdued JACINTHE in a 3 minute match.
COOLIN SCOT was butchered by HELLSPAWN in a 1 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
DEBRA CONKLIN subdued QUIETUS in a 2 minute bloody veteran vs. amateur brawl.
GNOFF was defeated by STOOL PIGEON in a unpopular 4 minute novice's duel.
HATCHET MAN vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
GIRL ON THE SIDE delivered the death blow upon TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute brawl.
THE DON overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a 2 minute one-sided match.
HOUSEKEEPER overpowered POLITE BEGGAR in a unpopular 4 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         TOTAL PARRY       27 -   7 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  10 -  3      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         AIMED BLOW         6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         LUNGING ATTACK    13 -  10 -  3      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -  12 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  24 -  0      27  |

Turn 479 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-RIPOSTE      2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  1                                       2  PARRY-LUNGE    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1                                       2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  2                                       1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           26  14  0  106 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORI COLLIN 3888           12   9  1  106 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   MARY CATHERINE 3459         9   2  2   74 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVY PRIVETTE 3447         13   1  0   58 FANDILS (75)
AIMED BLOW       JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017      6   5  0   47 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
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 GLAVER 3915.  The ten other most popular fighters were LORI COLLIN 3888, 
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650, MARY CATHERINE 3459, RYTHYM WIZARD 3357, QUIETUS 3913, THE 
DON 3936, TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433, ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651, BREAK POINT 2741, and JHEZRA 
STEELBLADE 3017.

The least popular fighter this week was QUAR-RAL 3898.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HOUSEKEEPER 3937, STOOL PIGEON 3934, GNOFF 3927, COOLIN SCOT 3897, 
GALOOT 3907, DREAD 3902, CRYPT 3914, BECKER COLLIN 3850, HATCHET MAN 3933, and DEBRA 
CONKLIN 3890.

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 5 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                       SNOTTYMAN (40-3685) of THEY TRAINED ME!
                            HORRID (65-6385) of LEGION IV
                         JUDICIOUSLY (82-27214) of ADVERBS II
                      TERRICONUS (82-27651) of THE GLORIOUS DARK
                      FLABBY-O (82-30720) of STREET PIZZAD XXII

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes