DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/11/2006    Duedate: 09/23/2006

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-483

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BREAK POINT
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2741) [29-15-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BREAK POINT                    STONE BEAR
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        THE BEARS II (355)
(46-2741) [29-15-0,116]        (46-3941) [3-1-0,25]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  ANNETTE TEVERLY
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
(46-3850) [14-28-1,71]         (46-3651) [4-2-1,39]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     45
2. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          33      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. FANDILS (75)                19      Unchartered Team
4. DEATH (349)                 17
5. INFERNAL LORDS (8)           7      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 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  246 140 14 63.7   1/ 1 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       12  3 0
 2/ 3 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        93  62  2 60.0   2/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  11  4 0
 3/ 4 FANDILS (75)             797 607 26 56.8   3/ 3 FANDILS (75)              7  4 0
 4/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       179 154 10 53.8   4/ 4 DEATH (349)               7  8 0
 5/ 7 DEATH (349)               24  31  2 43.6   5/ 7 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        2  4 0
 6/ 8 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  381 599 12 38.9   6/ 5*THE BEARS II (355)        2  5 0
 7/ 6*THE BEARS II (355)         3   6  0 33.3   7/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   2 12 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.

     Break Point, my friend of long standing, it was good to meet you on the sands
and win!  I wouldn't have objected to another skill or two, and I would have been
glad to make it an exchange of skills, but there it is, a win.  I have to like that.
Why, one more win, and I might graduate!

                                     Lori Collin

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  TUFT-TASTIC! had cause to celebrate, after 
JHEZRA STEELBLADE got 13 points by beating THORN.  THORN certainly had a baffled 
expression on hers face, after losing to JHEZRA STEELBLADE and losing 10 points in 
the process!  In ARDIVENT, nothing is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves 
a new Duelmaster, BREAK POINT.  Word has it one team in ARDIVENT is taking speech 
lessons to try to bore their opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     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.  The warriors of CYNICAL DELUSIONS found their efforts at 
combat frustrated as TUFT-TASTIC! apparently had more important things to do than 
fight.  If challenges were horses, JHEZRA STEELBLADE could open up a fast food joint! 
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARDIVENT is the highlight of my life.  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 Seaside 
Manor.  'Til next time-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             29  15  0   116       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORI COLLIN 3888             13  12  1   102       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 DR STEINBURGER 3442          20   5  0    93       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   5  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-MARY CATHERINE 3459          10   4  2    87       FANDILS (75)
-AZGUD 3253                   12  13  0    82       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433         8   1  0    77       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 SPARROW-BLASTER 3900          8   3  2    76       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           14  28  1    71       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017        8   7  0    65       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           14   1  0    61       FANDILS (75)
 GLAVER 3915                   7   2  0    59       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUAR-RAL 3898                 8   1  0    51       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 GALOOT 3907                   9   1  0    45       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 JUANITA 3926                  5   2  0    44       FANDILS (75)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 THORN 3904                    7   4  0    41       DEATH (349)
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        4   3  0    41       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          4   2  1    39       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREAD 3902                    5   6  1    33       DEATH (349)
 TUVOLD 3946                   3   0  0    33       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 RYTHYM WIZARD 3357            7   6  0    32       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            6  14  0    32       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-EUROQ 3901                    4   4  0    31       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 QUIETUS 3913                  4   5  0    30       DEATH (349)
 HELLSPAWN 3903                4   7  1    29       DEATH (349)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STONE BEAR 3941               3   1  0    25       THE BEARS II (355)
 JACINTHE 3892                 3  15  0    24       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 BROQUS 3947                   1   0  0    11       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               0   1  0     7       THE BEARS II (355)
 VLDL 3943                     1   3  0     6       DEATH (349)
 ZELLIT 3948                   1   1  0     4       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BAWDY BEAR 3945        0  2 0 THE BEARS II 355      MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     483 NONE    
COOLIN SCOT 3897       3  9 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 HELLSPAWN 3903        479 NOT REVE
CRYPT 3914             3  2 0 DEATH 349             ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651  479 NOT REVE
EARL & SISSY 3478      2  5 1 FANDILS 75            DARK CHAMPION 24      483 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Kung-Fu Master -- Even machos like you are afraid of the drill.  Gotcha! -- Dr.
Steinberger

Well, I feel better.  Not another Khalhums Dwarf!  I can handle concubines, but
dwarves?  You are right, Ed., I must be allergic to long beards, especially on short
people. -- Mary Catherine

     After all, I'll bet they don't dust those beards nearly as often as they ought.
     -- Ed.

Quar-Ral -- I did not have what it takes.  I bow to your superiority. -- Juanita

Euroq -- It was unfair of you to vanquish us.  We were not ready.  We were still
quarrelling over which of us should play offense, and which defense. -- Earl & Sissy

The Scribe -- Family should always take precedence.  Good luck. -- Fandil The Wise

DeGotti -- We have always found Ardivent not only to be full of red sands, but to
treat skills stingily. -- WOF

Well, Sir DeGotti, since you cannot accept Earl & Sissy on your team due to such a
minor thing as "name, the likelihood is that you will have forced my hand with an
unlit battle.  I think it is only the second we have arranged for a Fandil over the
years. -- WOF
P.S.  Good choice!

Lady Adie -- Who did let the dogs out?  Not me! -- Fandil The Wise

Lori Collins -- Perhaps your Duelmistress Column said it all? -- WOF

Earl and Sissy simply couldn't get along together and took the midnight lights route
to get out from under it all.  As 7-10-15-11-7-17-17 little endurance lungers, they
really had little going in their favor.  And it showed. -- Fandil The Wise

All -- Well, we've certainly become the whipping boys for this arena.  I'll have to
work on that.... -- Dday

Case in point -- Two critical attacks, critical damage, and a knockdown from ruthless
jaywalker?  oh the shame, the ringers in Team 1.  What to do? -- Dday

Annette -- You like thumping my troops so much, I thought I'd give you a more
enjoyable target that you wouldn't learn quite so much from. -- Dday

Lori Lori -- I thought that every 5 turns or so it would be a nice thing if I turn
over the title to a most respected warrior.  Being that you're so respected and
deserving, enjoy the time up there and the free beer and food.  Don't forget me, huh.
-- BP

Debra Conklin -- Beautiful just beautiful, I like a good gory brawl. -- Glaver

Juanita -- It's only a matter of time, those close calls are just too much for me. --
Quar-Ral

Rhythm Wizard -- So we meet again upon the sands of disaster or glory.  Nice fight,
and I'm sure we will battle again soon. -- Sparrow

Jhezra -- I knew that fight was coming, so much for standing still and watching you
pick me apart. -- Galoot

Looks like I was wrong!  Congratulations to Lori Collin our new Duelmaster for
upsetting Break Point! -- Adie

Juanita -- Hey, don't be a jerk about it! :P~ Taunting Adie that you beat me is as
small an accomplishment as your victory over me.  Ouch, did I say that? -- Jhezra
P.S.  Besides, we hit a 5-0 the next turn, so nyah!

Fandils -- You can appreciate those tufts as much as you like for now.  We will take
them back from you eventually, and then some, as I have been able to prove time after
time. ;) -- Adie

WOF -- I guess I will just have to live with my natural born flair!  I think I can do
that.  :) -- Adie

Dday -- Really?  9-0 on skills?  Oh, right.  Thank you for those, and thank you for
forgiving me, though I shall not forgive myself.  Good luck out there.  Arena life is
much more precarious than an elementalist's quiet studies. -- Annette

DeGotti -- Are you evil?  Is your team evil?  In such a case, I shall have to send my
gladiators out to deal with your vileness!  If they can not do it, then I shall.  I
certainly hope you're not really evil. -- Adie

The Scribe -- You have a story here too?  I really should keep track of our
communications.  But if so, roll it into the other plots and just post in multiple
arenas.  :)  Quality over quantity, right?  ;) -- Adie

VLDL -- Are we done yet?  I am afraid to lose one of these bloodfeuds.... -- Annette

Galoot -- Finally somebody I'm well qualified to fight!  Thank you!  Sorry about
ruining your record. -- Jhezra

Jacinthe -- I am doing very excellent now!  Thanks to you, I may do even better now!
Yes! -- Lothar

Hellspawn -- I never did like the spawn of hell, nor the people who conjure them. --
Tuvold

Becker Collin -- Well, this win streak can't go on much longer, I am running out of
foes of my level.  That was a close fight, well fought. -- Terrence

Lothar Lightsword -- Listen, you skill-sucking lothario, you do NOT put your hand

there!  Not with ME, you don't.  If I can't take it off myself, and you're such a big
bum that would be tough, one of my teammates will do it for me. -- Jacinthe the
overwrought

Terrence Wycliff -- That's the first time I've seen a golem specifically constructed
with "tear-away" hair.  I grab and think I've finally got a grip that will hold you
still, and the hair just comes off in my hand!  Weird.  It takes the challenge out of
scalping. -- Becker Collin

Glaver -- You were so MEAN to me! -- Debra Conklin
P.S.  You didn't even teach me, you know, anything at all.

Bawdy Bear -- That's JUST what you deserve, you lecher! -- Zellit
P.S.  I didn't know bears HAD that many hands!  And trying to strip my armor off with
a look...!

Dr. Steinberger -- (baring teeth ferociously)  They were not and are not broken to
begin with. -- Becker Collin

Adie -- They have nothing to talk about in Andorak because we left. -- Leeta

DeGotti -- (blushing)  It was private! -- Debra Conklin

My what a poor showing my warriors are making here lately.  I think it's time for a
pep talk. -- DeGotti

I would like to introduce my newest recruit, Broqus.  He is from a smaller plane in
the nether regions.  But he was a solid warrior there. -- DeGotti

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

4 September 2006
Civil War/The Crusades

The next edition of the Civil War series is to be held in Tobir, arena 14, beginning
November 25th with a round where all participating managers must DA all 5 of their
warriors; in addition all warriors must be prefixed with an A an F or a D in the
following manner:  A-Broke Stroker or (A) Broke Stroker.  Names simply beginning with
the letter of your federation will NOT count as properly prefixed!  Existing teams
are welcome but no warrior who survives the DA who had prior Fight Experience (arena
or tourney) will be allowed to score or challenge into the contest teams.  There will
be an equal number of teams set up for each of the three factions (Andorian, Free
Blades, and Delarquan) to create sides as equal as possible.  This along with the DA
round should set up pretty equal footing for all managers.  After the DA there will
be another round where you can either DA again or fight your new, or surviving,
warriors so they will be set up to challenge an opponent beginning on round 1.  So as
a recap DA round, turn 0, then turn 1 it begins with the following rules:

The Civil War to be held in arena 14.
- The contest runs for 10-28 turns (barring ties).
- No tourney participation allowed.  Teams with warriors participating in any
  tournament are disqualified.
- An even number of teams per faction worked out by the Faction Leaders.  No later
  substitutions are allowed.
- If a manager brings in a second team and challenges into the contest he is DQ'd and
  his side will fight one team short!
- Three factions will be participating:  Andorian, Delarquan, Free Blades
- Everyone prefixes their warrior with A-, F-, or D- (No prefix = disqualification of
  the warrior)
- Turn DA:  (The DA Round) November 25, 2006.  Every warrior must DA.  (Warriors not
  DA'd on Turn 0 are disqualified)
- Turn 0:  December 9th, 2006.  There will be no scoring this turn it is meant to
  allow for challenges on turn 1.
- Turn 1+:  Scoring as detailed below
- Each team gets 1 point for defeating a warrior from an opposing team.
- Fights against warriors on your team do not generate points in any situation.
- The team with the most points each turn gets a Battle Point (if there is a tie for
  the most points then no Battle Points are accrued)
- The first team to 10 Battle Points wins the war
- Managers of teams on the winning side each receive a +1 bonus potion to be used on
  a warrior on their contest team.  This must be applied within a month of the
  conclusion of the contest and the team must have been active on the last turn of
  the contest.

Anyone wishing to participate, and feels they can probably stick around for the
duration (don't want to handicap a side, of course unforeseeable events cannot be
planned for), should either diplo me at THE DEATH SQUAD(63) in Tobir (arena 14) or
place a personal ad in the arena.  You may also contact me via the Duel2.com boards!
Let me know which faction you would like to fight for!  This contest is intended to
be open to ALL managers wishing to pit themselves against each other to try and
determine which faction has the best managers! -- Street Legal

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

EARL & SISSY was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAWDY BEAR was dealt death by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
SPARROW-BLASTER overcame BECKER COLLIN in a popular 2 minute Challenge match.
THORN was vanquished by JHEZRA STEELBLADE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
RYTHYM WIZARD was defeated by JUANITA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD devastated DEBRA CONKLIN in a 1 minute gory uneven Challenge brawl.
TUVOLD devastated JACINTHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
LORI COLLIN was overcome by BREAK POINT in a 3 minute expert's Title fight.
TERRENCE WYCLIFF was unbelievably bested by DR STEINBURGER in a 8 minute gory duel.
GLAVER vanquished RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
ANNETTE TEVERLY was outlasted by GALOOT in a popular 7 minute melee.
QUAR-RAL overpowered STONE BEAR in a 7 minute one-sided match.
DREAD devastated CULT MEMBER in a exciting 2 minute brutal mismatched conflict.
HELLSPAWN devastated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
QUIETUS handily defeated ZELLIT in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
VLDL was viciously subdued by BROQUS in a 2 minute brutal beginner's duel.

                                    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    21 -  11 -  0      66  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         AIMED BLOW         9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  14 -  3      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  16 -  0      52  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  20 -  2      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -  20 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  10 -  1      29  |

Turn 483 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           29  15  0  116 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORI COLLIN 3888           13  12  1  102 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
WALL OF STEEL    TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433       8   1  0   77 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
AIMED BLOW       JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017      8   7  0   65 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
BASHING ATTACK   GLAVER 3915                 7   2  0   59 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
LUNGING ATTACK   THORN 3904                  7   4  0   41 DEATH (349)
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 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651.  The ten other most popular fighters were 
SPARROW-BLASTER 3900, LORI COLLIN 3888, DREAD 3902, BROQUS 3947, BREAK POINT 2741, 
JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017, JUANITA 3926, STONE BEAR 3941, QUIETUS 3913, and EARL & SISSY 
3478.

The least popular fighter this week was DR STEINBURGER 3442.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were QUAR-RAL 3898, GALOOT 3907, JACINTHE 3892, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, 
THORN 3904, VLDL 3943, ZELLIT 3948, TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433, TUVOLD 3946, and RYTHYM 
WIZARD 3357.