DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/26/2007    Duedate: 04/07/2007

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-497

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BOB THE KNOB
WILD OATS (248)
(46-2596) [15-11-0,136]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BOB THE KNOB                   UP FROM THE SEA
WILD OATS (248)                WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
(46-2596) [15-11-0,136]        (46-3979) [2-2-0,19]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUANITA                        MEMNOCK
FANDILS (75)                   INFERNAL LORDS (8)
(46-3926) [12-7-0,70]          (46-3982) [1-2-0,5]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)    46
2. WILD OATS (248)             11      FANDILS (75)
3. INFERNAL LORDS (8)          11      Unchartered Team
4. FANDILS (75)                10
5. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)      9      WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*ERRATA (357)               3   1  0 75.0   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)             10  4 0
 2- 2 THE BEARS II (355)        17  11  3 60.7   2/ 5*WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  7  6 0
 3- 3 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       107  71  2 60.1   3/ 4 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        5  4 0
 4/ 4 FANDILS (75)             834 630 27 57.0   4/ 2 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5  7 0
 5/ 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       198 166 11 54.4   5/ 7 WILD OATS (248)           4  5 0
 6/ 6 WILD OATS (248)           21  19  0 52.5   6- 3 THE BEARS II (355)        2  1 0
 7/ 8*WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)   9  14  0 39.1   7- 6*ERRATA (357)              1  1 0
 8/ 7 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  401 646 13 38.3   8- 8 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        0  2 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.

Only in Ardivent!  Just the other day I was happily selling lingerie.  Then, from out
of the blue, in drops Cadmus.  I mean, six years and not even a postcard!  The next
thing I know, I'm about to get hammered by a large lobster type with questionable
ethics.  Amidst the terror, all I could manage were thoughts of needing an outhouse
and a reason to live.  So I started humming/singing "You Can Leave Your Hat On."
Hey, it worked at the lingerie shop!  So, like, I changed the lyrics:

     Honey, take off your cuirass, oh yass
     You can leave your helmet on...

Miracle of miracles, Mary Catherine stopped growling!  I think I heard a giggle!
Then the fight was on.  One counter punch and two hits later, it was over!  Since
then, I've been walking around like a bobble-head doll with a gib, silly grin on my
face!  The last laugh is on Cadmus.  Since I'm Mr. Mode and naturally learn parry
skills, he's always considered me an expendable guinea pig.  Look at me now, turkey!
Ha! -- Bob the Knob

                                      SPY REPORT

     Much has changed in ARDIVENT since last I was here.  Never fear, Olaf Modeen 
adapts to many situations, as do all successful fighters.  Up 'n down.  Up 'n down.  
Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, WOE TO 
WHITECHAPEL's 2nd moved them up to 4-0-0 place.  What's with BERNICE?  She actually 
beat WILD OATS' DEAD DUCK, and walked away with 21 more points from the fight.  
Laughs were big at FANDILS while they watched BERNICE clobber DEAD DUCK.  He lost 16 
points and got bruised from objects thrown from the stands.  Try as he might, DAVY 
PRIVETTE wasn't good enough at persuading BOB THE KNOB to step down from the 
Duelmaster's throne...  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about 
your fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was THE BEARS II.  The bums at WOE TO WHITECHAPEL couldn't face the 
challenges from THE BEARS II!  No excuse for that!  How well I know the feeling of 
being the most challenged warrior, JACINTHE!  Don't make idle boasts, they may come 
back to haunt you.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  ARDIVENT 
is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Remember--a good 
fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BOB THE KNOB 2596            15  11  0   136       WILD OATS (248)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DR STEINBURGER 3442          29   9  0   106       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   5  0    89       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        7   6  0    83       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           20   8  0    82       FANDILS (75)
-JHEZRA STEELBLADE 3017       11  11  0    76       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433         8   2  0    73       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 JUANITA 3926                 12   7  0    70       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          8   3  1    65       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 BROQUS 3947                   8   3  1    65       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-EUROQ 3901                    8   6  0    65       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               5   2  0    65       THE BEARS II (355)
-TUVOLD 3946                   7   0  0    58       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LIBERTINE 2597                5   4  0    50       WILD OATS (248)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            7  27  0    48       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 EARL 3951                     8   5  0    44       FANDILS (75)
 JACINTHE 3892                 5  27  0    42       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-UNBEATABLE 3949               2   0  1    33       THE BEARS II (355)
-FEAR VECTOR 3978              2   2  0    32       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CADDO SCOT 3975               5   2  0    21       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BERNICE 3996                  1   0  0    21       FANDILS (75)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 UP FROM THE SEA 3979          2   2  0    19       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-ANCHORMAN 3971                2   0  0    19       ERRATA (357)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 WISP IN DARKNESS 3984         1   3  0    18       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 BANNIR PARK 3981              4   2  0    15       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 PERCHED THING 3976            1   4  0    15       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 BONE MILL 3977                3   2  0    14       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-GODZILLA 3969                 1   0  1    12       THE BEARS II (355)
 NIVIX 3986                    1   1  0    12       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-MOMMA BEAR 3983               1   0  0    12       THE BEARS II (355)
-BAXTER 3970                   1   1  0     8       ERRATA (357)
 MEMNOCK 3982                  1   2  0     5       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 DEAD DUCK 2598                1   1  0     4       WILD OATS (248)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
ZELLIT 3948            5  7 1 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 BROQUS 3947           493 NOT REVE
KITTY PARKIN 3985      0  1 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 74 FUZZY 3967            494 NONE    
DA#????? 3994          0  1 0 WILD OATS 248         STONE GOLEM 26        497 NONE    
NEVER SLEEP 3980       0  1 0 WOE TO WHITECHAPE 358 GODZILLA 3969         493 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Bob The Knob, Duelmaster of The Red Sands!  I do believe we
remember you.  Welcome back to you and your Wild oat teammates. -- Fandil The Wise
P.S.  We are expecting a DM Column at least as long as Mary Catherine's.

WTW -- Stay with it.  Life gets better with experience. -- WOF (Wise Old Fandil)

Bob The Knob -- You certainly showed me who is champ.  Salute. -- Mary Catherine

Adie, Adie My Dear -- Worst match ups?  Warriors underperforming?  Hmmmmmmm.  Then
again, perhaps it is something else?  (Chuckle) -- Fandil The Wise
P.S.  Yes, you are right.  Count 'em while you got 'em.  But this is getting so big
it will not fit on an abacus.

Adie, Bluvalley Warriors, Infernal Lords -- Why thank you for those kind words.  Ta
ta. -- Mary Catherine

DeGotti -- GREAT idea.  Turn 500 will be soon upon us.  We need a celebration!
(Maybe a scantily-clad Lady Adie will be a part of it?) -- WOF

Jacinthe -- I was at my very best and I needed it to win that fight. -- Juanita

Debra -- Wow!  I didn't really think I had THAT in me! -- Earl

Virginal Concubine and Veteran Mercenary, (Shouldn't the names be Virginal Mercenary
and Veteran Concubine?) we both appreciated your being there. -- Dr Steinberger &
Davy Privette

Hey look, it's Wild Oats!  I can't wait to get off my toosch and submit strats for my
warriors again.  Match ups don't look good right now though... -- Adie

Fandils -- Nothing about tufts, eh?  Very funny... No really, I got a smile out of
it! -- Adie

DeGotti -- Good luck with your new warriors! -- Adie

Ardivent -- Hail!  I run multiple Wild Oats teams and the Locals in 82.  Who are you
guys? -- Cadmus

     Bunch of bums.

Lord Fandil -- Greetings, good sir!  It's great crossing swords with you again! --
Cadmus

Papa Bear -- Though we've spoken briefly at faces past, this is the first time we've
shared an arena.  I look forward to some no-holds-barred dueling. -- Cadmus

Mary Catherine -- Hey, sweetling.  You know what I like. -- Bob the Knob

Mary Catherine -- Are you named after the Julie Andrews character in the Sound of
Music?  Here's a thought:  We go to the mountains and you sing, "The hills are
alive..."  Imagine yourself in APA & F, dancing and running around!  We queue the
reverb for that full-bodied "helmet" sound and shoot the whole thing in panorama! --
Bob the Knob

Hairy Bear -- We'll meet again. -- Libertine

Memnock -- Don't blink! -- Dead Duck

Adie -- I am currently trying to save money for an expensive trip to Europe so I
won't be running a full team here anytime soon.  I have cut back my DM play to only
Ardivent and Shadowspire and I won't be participating in any tourneys in the near
future. I will continue to fight 2 to 3 guys here regularly though. -- DeGotti

Welcome back to the Arena of the Red Sands, Wild Oats!  I hope you will stick around.
-- DeGotti

Dead Duck -- Either you are very very fast or there is more FE hidden in that 1-0
record. -- DeGotti

     When you're dead, you don't care.  Reckless and fearless is his middle name.

WoF -- You sure can do amazing things with below average RUs.  Congrats! -- DeGotti

Juanita -- Ah, well, what can I say?  It was a salsa day. -- Jacinthe

Earl -- Don't try to tell ME you're some kind of pearl!  *I* heard those cries of
derision, and it was YOU they were derising! -- Debra Conklin

Fear Vector -- Drat.  You got me fair and square on that one.  Several times, too. --
Caddo Scot

Perched Thing -- Well, all I can say is, I hope you fall off your roof! -- Bannir
Park

Odd, we got our fifth warrior enrolled, but he didn't fight.  Probably needs a
strategy or something.... -- Leeta

Bone Mill -- (startled look)  I have a desperation strategy?  This is news to me. --
Bannir Park

Adie and Fandil, and everybody else -- No time to get an episode in today.  Next
time. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA#????? was unbelievably slain by STONE GOLEM in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
BROQUS devastated EARL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LIBERTINE overcame JACINTHE in a popular 1 minute Challenge match.
MEMNOCK lost to BANNIR PARK in a 3 minute bloody Challenge brawl.
BOB THE KNOB overpowered DAVY PRIVETTE in a 1 minute one-sided Title fight.
JUANITA devastated DEBRA CONKLIN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CADDO SCOT bested NIVIX in a 4 minute match.
DEAD DUCK was devastated by BERNICE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
PERCHED THING handily defeated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BONE MILL won victory over POLITE BEGGAR in a 3 minute novice's duel.
UP FROM THE SEA won victory over TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 4 minute novice's duel.
WISP IN DARKNESS defeated TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 3 minute beginner's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       26 -   9 -  1      74  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -   9 -  2      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   19 -  11 -  2      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  10 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   8 -  0      60  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         AIMED BLOW         6 -  10 -  0      38  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   6 -  0      33  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      9 -  18 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -  15 -  0      21  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 497 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         1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  2         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       BOB THE KNOB 2596          15  11  0  136 WILD OATS (248)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVY PRIVETTE 3447         20   8  0   82 FANDILS (75)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUANITA 3926               12   7  0   70 FANDILS (75)
BASHING ATTACK   BROQUS 3947                 8   3  1   65 INFERNAL LORDS (8)
LUNGING ATTACK   LIBERTINE 2597              5   4  0   50 WILD OATS (248)
STRIKING ATTACK  EARL 3951                   8   5  0   44 FANDILS (75)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JUANITA 3926.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MEMNOCK 3982.  The ten other most popular fighters were NIVIX 3986, UP FROM THE 
SEA 3979, DA#????? 3994, LIBERTINE 2597, BOB THE KNOB 2596, WISP IN DARKNESS 3984, 
BROQUS 3947, JUANITA 3926, CADDO SCOT 3975, and BERNICE 3996.

The least popular fighter this week was BONE MILL 3977.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEAD DUCK 2598, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, PERCHED THING 3976, DAVY PRIVETTE 
3447, BANNIR PARK 3981, JACINTHE 3892, EARL 3951, BERNICE 3996, CADDO SCOT 3975, and 
JUANITA 3926.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BOB THE KNOB (46-2596) WILD OATS (248)