DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/28/2006    Duedate: 09/09/2006

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-482

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

LORI COLLIN
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3888) [13-11-1,117]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

LORI COLLIN                    STONE BEAR
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        THE BEARS II (355)
(46-3888) [13-11-1,117]        (46-3941) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  LORI COLLIN
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3850) [14-27-1,70]         (46-3888) [13-11-1,117]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          53
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     21      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. THE BEARS II (355)          11      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH (349)                  8
5. FANDILS (75)                 8      THE BEARS II (355)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 2 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325) 174  99  8 63.7   1/ 2 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       12  3 0
 2/ 3 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  241 140 14 63.3   2/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   9  5 0
 3/ 4 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        90  60  2 60.0   3/ 3 FANDILS (75)              7  5 0
 4/ 5 FANDILS (75)             795 606 26 56.7   4/ 4 DEATH (349)               6  9 0
 5/ 6 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       178 153 10 53.8   5/ 7*THE BEARS II (355)        3  4 0
 6/ 7*THE BEARS II (355)         3   4  0 42.9   6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   3 10 0
 7/ 8 DEATH (349)               21  29  2 42.0   7/ 8 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        2  5 0
 8/ 9 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  381 594 12 39.1   8- 9 HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)  0  1 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
ARDIVENT.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Say 
good-bye to CYNICAL DELUSIONS, as they are pushed from the coveted top team spot by 
the TUFT-TASTIC! stable.  TUFT-TASTIC! is no joke as it posted a 5-0-0 week advancing 
from 2nd place to 1st place.  Hey everybody, watch out for QUAR-RAL, who flew up 18 
points in the rankings after mashing JUANITA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this 
guy.  Ya know, some days it doesn't pay to walk out on the sands.  JUANITA lost to 
QUAR-RAL and drops 11 points.  In front of all the crowds, LORI COLLIN took the 
Duelmaster's crown for hers own.  I give the bum two weeks.  An apple a day keeps the 
doctor away, but an onion a day keeps T.P.s at bay.   
     But enough of that bunch, let's get on to the wimps who like to avoid battle!  
Did you hear that TUFT-TASTIC! was most avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the 
personal hygiene of TUFT-TASTIC!'s warriors, I'm not surprised!  For those of you who 
like math, try this one:  TUFT-TASTIC! + Weapons That go Boom = FANDILS + Avoid City. 
Well just about everybody wants a piece of QUIETUS, who was this week's most 
challenged warrior.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Remember:  alliances are great, 
but try and take your ally in the arena with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in ARDIVENT have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Hasta la bye-bye.  (Loud choruses of 'Beat it, ya bum!')-- The Unknown 
Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORI COLLIN 3888             13  11  1   117       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             28  15  0   109       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   5  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DR STEINBURGER 3442          19   5  0    88       FANDILS (75)
 MARY CATHERINE 3459          10   4  2    87       FANDILS (75)
-AZGUD 3253                   12  13  0    82       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433         8   0  0    75       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           14  27  1    70       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SPARROW-BLASTER 3900          7   3  2    65       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           14   1  0    61       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017        7   7  0    52       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 THORN 3904                    7   3  0    51       DEATH (349)
 GLAVER 3915                   6   2  0    48       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 QUAR-RAL 3898                 7   1  0    44       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          4   1  1    42       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 JUANITA 3926                  4   2  0    37       FANDILS (75)
 GALOOT 3907                   8   1  0    36       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 RYTHYM WIZARD 3357            7   5  0    36       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            6  13  0    31       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-PAKMARI 3819                  5   3  0    31       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)
 EUROQ 3901                    4   4  0    31       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        3   3  0    30       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 STONE BEAR 3941               3   0  0    28       THE BEARS II (355)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREAD 3902                    4   6  1    23       DEATH (349)
 JACINTHE 3892                 3  14  0    23       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 TUVOLD 3946                   2   0  0    23       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 QUIETUS 3913                  3   5  0    22       DEATH (349)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 HELLSPAWN 3903                3   7  1    17       DEATH (349)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 EARL & SISSY 3478             2   4  1    11       FANDILS (75)
 VLDL 3943                     1   2  0     9       DEATH (349)
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               0   1  0     7       THE BEARS II (355)
 ZELLIT 3948                   1   0  0     6       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BAWDY BEAR 3945               0   1  0     1       THE BEARS II (355)
-A-MASTER 3839                 0   1  0     1       HARDTIMESINBABYLON (325)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DUMPER 3944            0  1 0 THE BEARS II 355      WURM KIN 27           482 NONE    
COOLIN SCOT 3897       3  9 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 HELLSPAWN 3903        479         
CRYPT 3914             3  2 0 DEATH 349             ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651  479         
SMILING MOUNTAIN 3896  4  7 0 RUBY DRAGONS 336      SPARROW-BLASTER 3900  478 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations again to Break Point, Ardivent Duelmaster.  We hear he is terrific at
the net. -- Fandil The Wise

Well, now, Lady A, was that not a fine tuft I collected?  (Sorry, Jhezra.)  Fandil
will be proud. -- Juanita
P.S.  Allow me also to comment that being the one and only taint to your almost
undefeated team round just made my day.  (wink)

Two in a row!  I lost to Khalhums Dwarf twice?!  I must suck.  And I mean BAD! --
Mary Catherine

     Maybe you're just allergic to beards? -- Ed.

Glaver -- That felt great to me!  A little long, but, well, you know. -- Davy

Lady Adie -- As our tuft collection grows (lately in an accelerated fashion, it
seems) we find that they all remain the same--lovely and wonderful year round.  We do
treasure them. -- Davy Privette, and Fandils Everywhere

Is Papa Bear REALLY here?  That would have to make this the "oldest" arena, eh, Papa
Bear? -- Fandil The Wise (chuckling)

Becker -- What can I say.  It takes several "sittings" to fix teeth like yours. -- Dr
Steinberger (laughing)

Adie -- In answer to your question, How can one have beautiful bright red-auburn hair
and not have flair? -- WOF

Annette -- Ok, I suppose we might be able to forgive you for the kill.  As noted,
Crypt was living on borrowed time.  That having been said, we will never never
forgive you for outlearning us 9-0 in the bloodfeud fights.  <grumble> -- Dday

Galoot -- You tossed my salad?  I didn't think I was out for that long!  Oh the
horror, the shame! (...Call me) -- Quietus

Break Point -- Looks like you're going to be our DM for a while!  Congratulations! --
Adie

W.O.F. -- I'm not trying to say your are a dog, or even seem like one (besides,
nothing bad about that, Kennelworth and his team are wonderful people).  But I was
thinking of this odd song I once heard over the cosmic magical cords of space time (I

was eavesdropping on Shania, she's got a talent for 'seeing' and hearing stuff).  The
song went something like, "Who let the dogs out?  Woof, woof, woofwoof!"  Odd, but
very catchy! -- Adie

Ed. -- I can never get enough sunshine, especially those bright days with big puffy
white clouds and maybe a bit of thundershowers!  Sometimes on those days we get
rainbows. -- Adie, Sun Priestess
P.S.  But my author agrees with you!  Too HOT!

     Exactly.  It's not really the sunshine, it's the heat that I mind.  And that
     sun/rain mix is wonderful.  I think they call them sunshowers in the island
     kingdom of Hawai'i.... -- Ed.

Glaver -- I thought I would lose as well, but I have done exceptionally well at
hanging in there just long enough to turn up the juice! -- Terrence

The Scribe -- My gladiators and I don't go out of our way to talk, and if we do so a
lot, it is inadvertent.  We talk as much as we feel and for some reason, it always
ends up being a lot.  Probably because others keep talking to us too, which makes it
so much nicer.  Andorak is so boring, the other managers and gladiators there say
nothing and have nothing to talk about.  I won't speculate why. -- Adie

Hellspawn -- One more turn and I will be out from under this horrible bloodfeud.  You
made a valiant attempt, but I hear I'm pretty fast.... -- Annette

Juanita -- Ooo, I didn't think you were that fast.  Poor me, I don't know what to do
if I don't start to learn something quick here. -- Jhezra (who once TV'd amazingly)

Sparrow-Blaster -- Ah, another amazing and close fight.  Well done! -- Terrence

VLDL -- It is unfortunate our two teams are one of the only options for us to match
or challenge against. -- Lothar

Hairy Bear -- Aren't bears supposed to be hairy!? -- Tuvold

WoF -- Hey my team is bad enough without you sending your rejects to me.  I don't
think Earl & Sissy is an appropriate name for an Infernal Lord.  Maybe if it was Evil
Earl & Sissy...maybe. -- DeGotti

I seriously think all my team are cursed with poor learning habits.  In a 13 minute
fight Rhythm Wizard learns 1 skill, Galoot 4.  And he is one of my brighter warriors.
-- DeGotti

Adie -- I consider arena participation as being "flair".  I don't think it will hurt
your reputation as being humble, kind or unassuming. -- DeGotti

Debra Conklin -- Hmm I just might have to go and re-watch that fight between yourself
and Euroq, thank the Commission for putting up the cameras around the arena for just
such an occasion.  I don't remember all those juicy parts you were talking about. --
DeGotti

Break Point -- Old friends, as they say.  That was...restful, I guess.  My thanks for
the skills. -- Lori Collin

Dr Steinburger -- Bah. -- Becker Collin

Quar-Ral -- I know it's, like, totally not cool to pout, but I just can't help it.  I
hate fights that go like that one. -- Debra Conklin

Lions and tigers and Stone Bears, oh my!  I wasn't ready for that one! -- Jacinthe

Mary Catherine -- Well, it's a start. -- Becker Collin

Dr Steinburger -- My humility is in fine condition, because I keep it locked in a
climate-controlled vault and never take it out where it can get rained on. -- Becker
Collin

Ed. -- Rain can be over-rated, too. -- Leeta, hoping to glimpse the sun sometime
before the end of the month

     I think it depends on where you are, but yes, you really need both.  Moderation
     and all that good stuff. -- Ed.

Fandil and Eclipse -- The family not-quite emergencies continue to press hard on my
time, thus, again, alas, no episode. -- the Scribe

11 August 2006
All -- I support Vendetta Cartel's observation of The Dark Knights!  If war is
declared on V.C. by The Dark Knights, then war is also declared on The Dark Knights
of the Desolate Empire by The Avengers of Light!  We have been quietly awaiting such
a chance to expose ourselves (all interested parties contact me c/o The Barbarians:
DM 31, Attn: Timothias)!  Come, Vendetta Cartel, let us show these broke-down
"Knights" what true warriors are! -- Gemini Goldphoenix, Overlord of The Avengers of
Light

26 August 2006
The Avengers of Light.  Another VC lackey?  What's the matter VC, are you scared?
Bringing in reinforcements.  It matters not, bring your avengers and they shall be
crushed!  I am Dark Knight Blackstorm and I represent the Desolate Empire and can
easily be found in 8, 28, 31, 47, 54, and 106.  I reply with steel and your women
shall cry when they start the body count!!!!!!!!!  Remember to sign your posts to
whoever from the VC wrote that earlier Ad. -- Dark Knight Blackstorm

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUMPER was butchered by WURM KIN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VLDL was savagely defeated by ANNETTE TEVERLY in a 2 minute novice's Bloodfeud melee.
JHEZRA STEELBLADE bested GALOOT in a 2 minute Challenge contest.
RYTHYM WIZARD was overpowered by SPARROW-BLASTER in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD devastated JACINTHE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
STONE BEAR luckily beat QUIETUS in a exciting 3 minute bloody Challenge struggle.
TUVOLD handily defeated HELLSPAWN in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
BREAK POINT was viciously subdued by LORI COLLIN in a 3 minute expert's Title duel.
BECKER COLLIN lost to TERRENCE WYCLIFF in a 3 minute one-sided duel.
DR STEINBURGER defeated KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute match.
MARY CATHERINE overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
JUANITA was unbelievably bested by QUAR-RAL in a crowd pleasing 3 minute conflict.
GLAVER savagely defeated DEBRA CONKLIN in a 2 minute gory brawl.
THORN handily defeated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
EUROQ vanquished EARL & SISSY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
DREAD was vanquished by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
BAWDY BEAR was bested by ZELLIT in a popular 1 minute amateur's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  10 -  0      76  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW         8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         WALL OF STEEL     18 -  14 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  13 -  3      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  17 -  3      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    8 -  23 -  0      26  |

Turn 482 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         2 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     4 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  3         2  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  LORI COLLIN 3888           13  11  1  117 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           28  15  0  109 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
BASHING ATTACK   MARY CATHERINE 3459        10   4  2   87 FANDILS (75)
WALL OF STEEL    TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433       8   0  0   75 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
LUNGING ATTACK   THORN 3904                  7   3  0   51 DEATH (349)
PARRY-STRIKE     RYTHYM WIZARD 3357          7   5  0   36 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 LORI COLLIN 3888.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANNETTE TEVERLY 
3651, QUIETUS 3913, JUANITA 3926, GLAVER 3915, TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433, JHEZRA 
STEELBLADE 3017, SPARROW-BLASTER 3900, BREAK POINT 2741, MARY CATHERINE 3459, and 
EUROQ 3901.

The least popular fighter this week was EARL & SISSY 3478.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were QUAR-RAL 3898, HELLSPAWN 3903, JACINTHE 3892, RYTHYM WIZARD 
3357, GALOOT 3907, VLDL 3943, DREAD 3902, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650, 
and DUMPER 3944.