DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/09/2006    Duedate: 10/21/2006

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-485

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DR STEINBURGER
FANDILS (75)
(46-3442) [20-7-0,91]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DR STEINBURGER                 SHTEFFI GRAAF
FANDILS (75)                   ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCHS (318)
(46-3442) [20-7-0,91]          (46-3388) [5-3-0,34]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BECKER COLLIN                  JACINTHE
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3850) [14-30-1,73]         (46-3892) [4-16-0,32]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DEATH (349)                 40
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     29      TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
3. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          27      Unchartered Team
4. INFERNAL LORDS (8)           6
5. FANDILS (75)                 3ALAN'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- 1 CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)   9  1 0
 2/ 2 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        99  64  2 60.7   2/ 2 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        9  4 0
 3/ 3 FANDILS (75)             800 612 26 56.7   3/ 4 DEATH (349)               7  8 0
 4/ 4 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       182 156 10 53.8   4/ 3 FANDILS (75)              5  6 0
 5/ 5 DEATH (349)               28  37  2 43.1   5/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 1
 6/ 7 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  386 604 13 39.0   6/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        4  3 0
 7/ 6*ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCH (318)   5   9  0 35.7   7/ 7*ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCH (318)  1  4 0
 8- 8*THE BEARS II (355)         3   6  0 33.3   8- 8*THE BEARS II (355)        0  2 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  Nothing is certain in ARDIVENT, with changing loyalties, changing 
Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--TUFT-TASTIC!.  DEATH had cause to 
celebrate, after HELLSPAWN got 18 points by beating AMBITIOUS GUARD.  SHTEFFI GRAAF 
certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, after losing to LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 
and losing 14 points in the process!  A certain someone saw BREAK POINT at The 
Victory Tavern with the shakes, and now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  
What a pathetic slob!  What can be a greater victory?  DR STEINBURGER has taken his 
place as the top, as ARDIVENT's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in ARDIVENT is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     And how sociable are ARDIVENT's warriors?  Come, let us see.  To quell some 
nasty rumors, the guys in TUFT-TASTIC! are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No 
need to avoid 'em.  The warriors of TUFT-TASTIC! found their efforts at combat 
frustrated as DEATH apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Is it 
charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, 
DEBRA CONKLIN is the most challenged warrior.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  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                  
 DR STEINBURGER 3442          20   7  0    91       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       10   7  0    83       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-SPARROW-BLASTER 3900          8   4  2    74       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 BECKER COLLIN 3850           14  30  1    73       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433         8   2  0    73       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GLAVER 3915                   8   2  0    66       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           15   1  0    63       FANDILS (75)
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        5   4  0    57       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          6   2  1    56       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-QUAR-RAL 3898                 9   1  0    53       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 THORN 3904                    8   5  0    51       DEATH (349)
-GALOOT 3907                  10   1  0    47       CYNICAL DELUSIONS (218)
 JUANITA 3926                  6   3  0    44       FANDILS (75)
 HELLSPAWN 3903                5   8  1    44       DEATH (349)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 QUIETUS 3913                  5   6  0    40       DEATH (349)
-TUVOLD 3946                   4   0  0    38       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            6  16  0    34       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SHTEFFI GRAAF 3388            5   3  0    34       ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTCHS (318)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DREAD 3902                    5   8  1    33       DEATH (349)
-RYTHYM WIZARD 3357            7   6  0    32       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 JACINTHE 3892                 4  16  0    32       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 EUROQ 3901                    5   5  0    30       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-STONE BEAR 3941               3   1  0    25       THE BEARS II (355)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ZELLIT 3948                   3   1  1    23       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BROQUS 3947                   2   1  0    20       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-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)
 VLDL 3943                     2   4  0    17       DEATH (349)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               0   1  0     7       THE BEARS II (355)
 EARL 3951                     1   1  0     4       FANDILS (75)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEE 1  0  1 0   1                   ZELLIT 3948           485 NONE    
SHARAPOVA 3950         0  1 0 ALAN'S BOZLEEYOTC 318 MOUNTAIN TROLL 18     485 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Break Point, Duelmaster.  Apparently Dr. Steinberger's drill
couldn't penetrate his teeth.  Salute. -- Fandil The Wise

Lori -- I guess I just plain wasn't good enough. -- Mary Catherine

Annette -- Why you slick tuft-stealer, you!  Jeesh! -- Juanita

Mr. Constable -- I am glad you are friendly. -- Earl

Dwayne The Dog started from one of our all-time favorite jokes which was used in
Aradi, I believe simply using his name.  Dwayne The Dog was trotting down the
sidewalk when he saw a sign which read "wet paint".  So he did. -- WOF
P.S.  You had to have been there.

Terrence -- Mocking you?  Moi?  Nay, I was merely enjoying my well earned tuft. -- Dr
Steinberger

Beware!  The Arena Of The Red Sands is looking for "paint".  Protect thyself. --
Fandil The Wise

Break Point -- Uh, THAT was not the strategy!  You just plain kicked my teeth in!
Salute. -- Dr. Steinberger

Lori -- Whew!  You got fight, girl! -- Mary Catherine

Annette -- You didn't let me get a word in at all!  You just grabbed the
conversation, and I'm not a real good listener!  Si? -- Juanita

Thank goodness there are friendly people in Ardivent. -- Earl

Good luck o all in The Mailer. -- Fandil The Wise

Eclipse -- Glad to finally take one from you guys.  I was on a terrible losing streak
to your warriors. -- DeGotti

WoF -- You are one of the main contributors in turning this arena around.  Salute. --
DeGotti

Tuvold -- Nicely done! -- Broqus

Mary Catherine -- No, you bloody-handed witch, I do NOT have to do better than that.
My performance was excellent, and I was properly rewarded for it, too!  Ha!
Graduation, I never really expected to achieve it. -- Lori Collin

Jhezra Steelblade -- Ah, a left-handed wench.  I KNEW you were sinister when I first
set eyes on you.  And greedy for skills, besides.  This is not proper womanly
behavior, but then, what proper woman would be a gladiator?  Ah, well, I survived it,
and that's really all I ask these days.  Take your skills and beat up someone else,
m'lady. -- Becker Collin

Eoroq -- Well!  That was, like, totally infernal!  Very hot.  I'm panting like
anything.  Um, that's what infernal means, isn't it?  Hot as a furnace?  Because I
am.  I mean, I should know better, right?  Running around, moving constantly without
pause, stealing initiatives, all that gladiator stuff.  Sometimes it's hard to
REMEMBER all of it, much less get it done, but I do my best. -- Debra Conklin

Vldl -- How...odd.  I have long been aware that elves are strange in many ways,
but...no vowels at all?  (recoiling suddenly)  Never tell me you gambled them away?
I have HEARD of people pledging vowels as stakes of chance, but I never IMAGINED
anything like this!  How awful and awesome.  Your luck with cards must be terrible.
-- Jacinthe

Broqus -- (surprised look)  I won?  That's incredible!  If, as a golem, you drink,
allow me to buy you one, because you have positively made my day. -- Zellit

Break Point -- MRS?  Where did you get THAT nonsense?  I was all set to feel warm and
friendly and you pulled THAT out of your pocket?  I am so glad you're traveling to
the Isle at the same time I am, because I'm going to make your trip HELL. -- Lori
Collin

Lothar -- Unless the Convicted Thief has stolen it.  He might, you know.  He does
that kind of stuff. -- Debra Conklin

Tuvold -- Only if I get to keep half of the ones we find.  No uneven distribution
allowed. -- Jacinthe

Lothar -- Big talk, buster. -- Jacinthe

Terrence -- (grimly)  Some do.  It's all part of an insidious plot to infiltrate the
world with golems. -- Becker

Sparrow -- I noticed, and I have...talked...to the armorer about it.  He promises to
do better. -- Becker

Ed. -- Not dry cleaning fluid!  Stones forefend!  That's worse than moonshine.  No, I
use cornmeal. -- Kurli Kegbiter, Dwarf of Khalhums

     All in all, I think beards must be more trouble than they're worth. -- Ed.

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!

5 October 2006
*Turf War IV Rules*

     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War! However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork (DM
         47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     a.  verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     b.  distribution of prizes should their alliance win the Turf War.
Managers must:
     a.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-Up Gift Certificate to participate to:
          Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM 47 -- North Fork, or
          Rick Stringer
          13 St. Michael's CT
          Elkton, MD 21921
     b.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         they will be fighting under in the North Fork (DM 47) newsletter.
Rules:
     1.  No scoring will begin until a Gift Cert is received.  No exceptions.
     2.  Before a manager can compete, he/she must declare and be verified by the
         Captain of the alliance he/she has claimed for;
     3.  Only one (1) team per player may compete.  NO multiple aliases please.
         Violations will result in disqualification.
     4.  The contest will begin on the turn following the January F2F and run for 12
         turns.
     5.  The turn  a declaration and verification will begin the scoring process.
     6.  No declarations or verifications will be accepted after Turn 10 of the Turf
         War 5.
     7.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:
                  Win     Loss     Kill     Die
Challenge          +2      -2       +5       -5
Match-Up           +1      -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud          +2      -5       +5      -10
Champion           x2      x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     -10      xx      -10       xx
Dark Arena        +10      -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     a.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 2 points (team mentions only!)
     b.  Each Style Master is worth 2 points.
     c.  Duelmaster Throne is worth 2 points
Champions:
     a.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, the Champion
         must be in the Adepts or lower brackets on the turn they are declared
         without having gone above the Adepts bracket at any time...including
         transferred teams.  (I'll be watching for this occurrence!)
Bloodfeuds:
     a.  Bloodfeuds count for all four (4) turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         be used all four turns.  4 turns means 4 separate warriors.  A penalty of
         -10 will be given to the team who violates this.
Special Conditions:
     a.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     b.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2.
     c.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong, I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10.
     d.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     e.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty
         (this means a warrior with 0 FE).
     f.  TVs won after the contest begins gain a 25 point one time score once the
         tourney reports are posted in the NL.
     g.  TCs won after the contest begins gain a 50 point one time score with the
         same conditions as noted for TVs.
     h.  NO switching alliance once verified by an alliance that a team has declared
         for.
     i.  Only 7 teams are permitted per alliance for the Turf War 5.
PRIZES:
     Turf Wars are a "Winner Takes All" type contest.  All prizes and 100% of the RU
Certs will be given to the Captain of the winning alliance and it is his/her
responsibility to give these to the alliance membership.
     I have requested from RSI the following:
     a.  renaming of the orth Fork (DM 47) arena;
     b.  renaming of Dark Arena Monsters;
     c.  known favourite rhythms for one warrior on each team of the winning
         alliance.  This warrior would be in the Initiates or above brackets on the
         last turn of the Turf War (they must have at least one arena fight to
         receive this award).
               Baphomet, Host of TW5
Special Note:  A downchallenge is considered from a higher bracket to a lower
bracket.  Same bracket, more recognition points?  Not a downchallenge!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHARAPOVA was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
JUANITA devastated DEBRA CONKLIN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided Challenge duel.
BROQUS demolished EARL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
DR STEINBURGER was viciously subdued by LORI COLLIN in a 2 minute Title contest.
BECKER COLLIN was demolished by JHEZRA STEELBLADE in a 1 minute competition.
DAVY PRIVETTE won victory over AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute fight.
EUROQ was devastated by THORN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
SHTEFFI GRAAF was handily defeated by LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
ANNETTE TEVERLY viciously subdued DREAD in a action packed 1 minute gruesome duel.
QUIETUS defeated VISITING ORC in a 1 minute gory expert vs. novice duel.
JACINTHE savagely defeated VLDL in a popular 2 minute gory melee.
HELLSPAWN demolished AMBITIOUS GUARD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched match.
ZELLIT butchered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  12 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         AIMED BLOW        12 -   7 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  15 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  14 -  1      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  22 -  2      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  17 -  0      48  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   7 -  0      36  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -  19 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -  10 -  1      29  |

Turn 485 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  BASHING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      DR STEINBURGER 3442        20   7  0   91 FANDILS (75)
AIMED BLOW       JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017     10   7  0   83 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVY PRIVETTE 3447         15   1  0   63 FANDILS (75)
BASHING ATTACK   LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650      5   4  0   57 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651        6   2  1   56 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUANITA 3926                6   3  0   44 FANDILS (75)
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 JACINTHE 3892.  The ten other most popular fighters were ANNETTE TEVERLY 
3651, HELLSPAWN 3903, JUANITA 3926, THORN 3904, QUIETUS 3913, JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017, 
DAVY PRIVETTE 3447, BROQUS 3947, LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650, and VLDL 3943.

The least popular fighter this week was DREAD 3902.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SHTEFFI GRAAF 3388, EUROQ 3901, BECKER COLLIN 3850, DR STEINBURGER 
3442, EARL 3951, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, SHARAPOVA 3950, ZELLIT 3948, VLDL 3943, and 
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650.

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

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