DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/25/2006    Duedate: 10/07/2006

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BREAK POINT
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
(46-2741) [30-15-0,128]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BREAK POINT                    SHTEFFI GRAAF
CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)        ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCHS (318)
(46-2741) [30-15-0,128]        (46-3388) [5-2-0,48]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  DREAD
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        DEATH (349)
(46-3850) [14-29-1,72]         (46-3902) [5-7-1,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          25
2. CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)     21      CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     18      Unchartered Team
4. ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCHS (318)   14
5. INFERNAL LORDS (8)           9ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCHS (318)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  250 141 14 63.9   1/ 2 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)  12  3 0
 2/ 2 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        96  64  2 60.0   2/ 1 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       11  4 0
 3/ 3 FANDILS (75)             798 610 26 56.7   3/ 3 FANDILS (75)              5  6 0
 4/ 4 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       181 155 10 53.9   4/ 4 DEATH (349)               5 10 0
 5/ 5 DEATH (349)               25  35  2 41.7   5/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        4  3 0
 6/ 0*ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCH (318)   5   7  0 41.7   6/ 7 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   4 11 0
 7/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  383 602 12 38.9   7/ 0*ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCH (318)  1  2 0
 8- 7*THE BEARS II (355)         3   6  0 33.3   8- 6*THE BEARS II (355)        1  4 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 here I am once again, if you could only read the fight report.  I must have
pulled that hacksaw chop from my shorts or something, because that even surprised me.
Did it surprise you, Lori?  So again thanks for keeping the cushion warm, so when are
you going to retire to the Isle, Mrs. Collin?  So what to do now, guess I will
practice for the upcoming fight.  Good luck to everyone. -- Break Point

                                      SPY REPORT

     It's me, The Unknown Spymaster here with my bag to give you the news on last 
week's fights.  We now have a new top team for all of you guys to dogpile on.  
CYNICAL DELUSIONS now holds the crown and they are betting they can keep it.  Hey 
everybody, watch out for ANNETTE TEVERLY, who flew up 15 points in the rankings after 
mashing JUANITA like a melon.  Keep your eye on this gal.  And falling like a basher 
in the top ten was JUANITA, who dropped 12 points after a disappointing (to say the 
least) bout with ANNETTE TEVERLY.  DR STEINBURGER got through to the Duelmaster this 
turn.  No doubt he was more than anxious to kick BREAK POINT's tail out of the 
throne!  Our battling duelmaster BREAK POINT has managed to hold the title, fending 
off DR STEINBURGER's none too subtle advances.  Better luck next time, FANDILS.  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!  
Here's a song for you:  Who's afraid of the big, bad  TUFT-TASTIC!?  Big bad 
TUFT-TASTIC!.  Big bad TUFT-TASTIC!.  ARDIVENT's afraid of the big bad TUFT-TASTIC!.  
Tra la la la la!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch DEATH's act in the arena.  
Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from TUFT-TASTIC!.  Well dang howdy, 
but if challenges were votes, LORI COLLIN would be president.  Although it may be a 
contest she doesn't want to win.  In a touching display by a 'touched' warrior, THORN 
went after GLAVER, who was higher by 18 points.  Well, when the dust settled, THORN 
was overcame by GLAVER.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Knowing when to use the right 
tactics at the proper time is a very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, there's the manager of the ARDIVENT giving me the 'cut' sign (or is that 
'They're going to strangle you in the alley?).  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                  
 BREAK POINT 2741             30  15  0   128       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LORI COLLIN 3888             14  12  1   107       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 DR STEINBURGER 3442          20   6  0    93       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AZGUD 3253                   13  13  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   5  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 MARY CATHERINE 3459          10   5  2    86       FANDILS (75)
 JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017        9   7  0    74       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 SPARROW-BLASTER 3900          8   4  2    74       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433         8   2  0    73       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           14  29  1    72       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GLAVER 3915                   8   2  0    66       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           14   1  0    61       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          5   2  1    54       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 QUAR-RAL 3898                 9   1  0    53       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 SHTEFFI GRAAF 3388            5   2  0    48       ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCHS (318)
 GALOOT 3907                  10   1  0    47       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        4   4  0    41       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 EUROQ 3901                    5   4  0    40       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THORN 3904                    7   5  0    38       DEATH (349)
 TUVOLD 3946                   4   0  0    38       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            6  15  0    33       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 DREAD 3902                    5   7  1    33       DEATH (349)
-RYTHYM WIZARD 3357            7   6  0    32       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 JUANITA 3926                  5   3  0    32       FANDILS (75)
 QUIETUS 3913                  4   6  0    27       DEATH (349)
 HELLSPAWN 3903                4   8  1    26       DEATH (349)
 JACINTHE 3892                 3  16  0    25       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-STONE BEAR 3941               3   1  0    25       THE BEARS II (355)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VLDL 3943                     2   3  0    21       DEATH (349)
-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)
 ZELLIT 3948                   2   1  0    14       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 EARL 3951                     1   0  0    13       FANDILS (75)
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               0   1  0     7       THE BEARS II (355)
 BROQUS 3947                   1   1  0     4       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
MATINA THE NAV 3386    0  1 0 ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTC 318 WURM KIN 27           484 NONE    
NOT EMILLELOIT 3385    0  1 0 ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTC 318 SHEWISH GIANT 21      484 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Glad to see all the personals!  The Arena Of The Red Sands is on the rebound! --
Fandil The Wise

Terrence Wycliff -- It took a while, but I feel so much better with the tuft in hand.
(smirk) -- Dr. Steinburger
P.S.  Tell Shezra no 5-0 this round!

Rhythm Wizard -- Thanks for the dance. -- Juanita

Thorn -- Wham!  You guys have no luck with my team, do you?  It was a good try and
good challenge though.  Maybe I was lucky, or maybe I know something you don't?  Heh,
not likely! -- Jhezra

Debra Conklin -- I will find my preferred weapon eventually! -- Lothar

Jacinthe -- Looking for skills, did I find them?  Want to help me look again? --
Tuvold

Steinburger -- Yeah yeah, I know, a tuft.  I had to lose eventually, so there's no
point in mocking me.  I was not looking forward to matching with you or Break Point.
-- Terrence

Galoot -- What Terrence said!  :P~ -- Annette

Jacinthe -- My name was a good German name long before it became associated with one
who had become a womanizer.  You will retract that comment!  And I will put my hand
where I please, on my sword! -- Lothar

W.O.F. -- Dogs?  What dogs?  It was just a song.  Are you talking about "Dwayne"
again?  I never did figure out who that was.... -- Adie

Dday -- I don't want a feud with your team, I am just a humble elementalist trying to
make a living. -- Annette

Proven wrong again!  Break Point takes the fight to Lori Collin and wins the throne
back!  Congratulations! -- Adie

Becker Collin -- Scalping?  Scalping?  Who said anything about that.  Besides, I'm
not a golem, it's just those poor scribes at the commission having fun again.  Do
golems look so human?  Wow.... -- Terrence

Becker -- That was a really good match-up.  I didn't think that I would last that
long.  I couldn't see a damn thing; too much salt in the eye from sweating.  Lucky
for me there are a few weak points in your armor. -- Sparrow

Annette Teverly -- Good work out for you huh, that's what I'm talking about.  I need
to lift my legs a bit more and swing those arms, or I could slip on a plastic bag
underneath this plate to give me that slimming look that I've always wanted. --
Galoot

Stone Bear -- Sorry about that, not enough skills yet I gather, same problem here. --
Quar-ral

Adie -- Evil?  What truly is Evil?  My minions come from a deeper, darker plane where
views are different then they are here.  We are not out slaughtering kittens or
puppies but some of our actions might be suspect in Alastari. -- DeGotti

WoF -- Sometimes you just have to let them go and hope for a better replacement.  No
matter how we design and send our warriors out sometimes they just don't make the
cut. -- DeGotti

Dday -- I don't know if you can say your team is the whipping boys, take a look at my
record lately. -- DeGotti

Sparrow-Blaster -- As if!  NOTHING deters sparrows. -- Becker Collin

Lothar Lightsword -- That is, like, totally weird.  I mean, "Lothar."  Leeta tells me
it's just a form of Luther, but I still don't see it, you know? -- Debra Conklin

Tuvold -- I don't think tufts become you.  I mean, the way the stick up on your head.
They look like horns.  Of course, that COULD be a clue to your personal nature, but I
choose to think otherwise until you demonstrate....  Well, okay, an upstart like you
challenging me and winning is a demonstration, but I'm ignoring that. -- Jacinthe

Break Point -- Oh, my.  Four skills?  That is so generous of you!  Just what I'd
expect from an old and valued friend. -- Lori Collin

Quietus -- I don't much care for the implications of that, but at least you aren't
NOISY.  I hate they people who feel they have to chatter through the whole fight. --
Zellit

Adie -- Well, sort of.  One of those off-the-cuff things that are so easy to start
and so hard to continue.  But I think that...maybe, or maybe not, family pressures
are easing, or at least they're different, so who knows?  I'll try to get it moving
again. -- the Scribe

Dr Steinberger -- Nachos?  Ah, yes, great things, nachos.  I am inordinately fond of
them, I admit it. -- The Master of Kung-Fu

Ed., and also Mary Catherine -- I dry-clean my beard. -- Kurli Kegbiter, Dwarf of
Khalhums
P.S.  Dust?  Pfaugh!

     Gah!  Dry cleaning fluid is much worse than dust! -- Ed.

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

14 September 2006
     I am back in the arena and thinking back to those days in 1984 where I was a
novice and clueless manager.
     Now, 22 years later it looks like I am an ancient and once again clueless
manager.
     I am looking to recover some old warriors.  Since none of them are Aimed Blows,
they are no threat to win anything.  I just want to see how they turned out.

The Couatl 2-17
Madam Butterfly 20-701
Gypsy Moth 20-703
King Crab 21-1
Priestess Python 26-1388

Please contact me at DekeYoung@Comcast.net if you know about any of these ancient
warriors, or just want to bs about the old, old, old times.

25 September 2006
It is obvious that the Dark Knights wish to be shown the light.  Allow me to step
forward and blind them with truth.  YOU ARE WORTHLESS!!!  The Dark Knights are so
afraid of the light that they hide behind their black armor and empty threats.  It is
too bad they are unwilling to actually FIGHT us!  I guess our natural light is too
bright for you all to face!  Fear us, for we are here! -- Gemini Goldphoenix,
Overlord of the Avengers of Light!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MATINA THE NAV was butchered by WURM KIN in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
NOT EMILLELOIT was butchered by SHEWISH GIANT in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
DR STEINBURGER was savagely defeated by BREAK POINT in a 4 minute Challenge melee.
MARY CATHERINE lost to LORI COLLIN in a 1 minute Challenge brawl.
JHEZRA STEELBLADE bested BECKER COLLIN in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge fight.
THORN was devastated by GLAVER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD was unbelievably bested by QUAR-RAL in a 9 minute Challenge match.
ANNETTE TEVERLY overpowered JUANITA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge melee.
EUROQ viciously subdued DEBRA CONKLIN in a action packed 4 minute gory Challenge duel.
VLDL won victory over JACINTHE in a 2 minute novice vs. veteran upset Challenge duel.
SPARROW-BLASTER slimly lost to AZGUD in a 2 minute bout.
TERRENCE WYCLIFF was savagely defeated by VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute match.
SHTEFFI GRAAF devastated QUIETUS in a exciting 3 minute mismatched conflict.
GALOOT luckily beat DREAD in a popular 7 minute bloody brawl.
TUVOLD overcame HELLSPAWN in a 1 minute beginner vs. veteran upset fight.
ZELLIT won victory over BROQUS in a 2 minute novice's fray.
EARL devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   6         TOTAL PARRY       35 -  11 -  0      76  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  14 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW        11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  15 -  3      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  23 -  2      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  20 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |

Turn 484 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BREAK POINT 2741           30  15  0  128 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
SLASHING ATTACK  LORI COLLIN 3888           14  12  1  107 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   MARY CATHERINE 3459        10   5  2   86 FANDILS (75)
AIMED BLOW       JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017      9   7  0   74 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
WALL OF STEEL    TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433       8   2  0   73 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651        5   2  1   54 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
STRIKING ATTACK  EUROQ 3901                  5   4  0   40 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 DREAD 3902.  The ten other most popular fighters were EUROQ 3901, QUIETUS 
3913, JACINTHE 3892, SPARROW-BLASTER 3900, BREAK POINT 2741, JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017, 
VLDL 3943, AZGUD 3253, TUVOLD 3946, and LORI COLLIN 3888.

The least popular fighter this week was QUAR-RAL 3898.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DR STEINBURGER 3442, TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433, JUANITA 3926, THORN 3904, 
NOT EMILLELOIT 3385, MATINA THE NAV 3386, HELLSPAWN 3903, GALOOT 3907, DEBRA CONKLIN 
3890, and LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BREAK POINT (46-2741) CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
LORI COLLIN (46-3888) BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLI

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LUJAK 1431 (88-75-5)                   0  5  0         THE BEARS            

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FLINGLEBITS 2836 (52-18-0)             8  3  0         TUFT-TASTIC!         

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TALON 3692 (17-14-3)                   0  3  0         FLOYDS FAN CLUB      

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THE COOK MESSED UP 3919 (0-0-0)        9  3  0         BASH BROS. WAITRESS  
DID YOU NOTICE...? 3923 (0-0-0)        7  3  1         BASH BROS. WIFE      
RAY SHARKEY 3811 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         PHISH2