DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2007    Duedate: 07/28/2007

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-505

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DAVY PRIVETTE
FANDILS (75)
(46-3447) [24-12-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DAVY PRIVETTE                  ANDERSON
FANDILS (75)                   SONS OF TULL (360)
(46-3447) [24-12-0,102]        (46-3998) [3-5-0,50]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JUANITA                        JHAMEN STEELBLADE
FANDILS (75)                   TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
(46-3926) [18-9-0,84]          (46-4016) [1-0-0,15]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                38
2. WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)    36      TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
3. SONS OF TULL (360)          35      Unchartered Team
4. TUFT-TASTIC! (265)          11
5. BLACK COLOSSUS (359)         0      ERRATA (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*BLACK COLOSSUS (359)       4   0  0  100   1/ 2 FANDILS (75)             11  4 0
 2/ 3 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)       121  85  3 58.7   2/ 4 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)        7  6 1
 3/ 4 FANDILS (75)             860 641 27 57.3   3/ 1 WILD OATS (248)           7  6 0
 4/ 2*ERRATA (357)               5   4  0 55.6   4/10 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  6  4 0
 5- 5 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       207 174 12 54.3   5/ 5*SONS OF TULL (360)        6  8 0
 6/ 6 WILD OATS (248)           39  36  1 52.0   6- 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        5  1 0
 7- 8 RIVER WARDENS (184)       78  92  8 45.9   7- 6 RIVER WARDENS (184)       2  0 0
 8/ 9*SONS OF TULL (360)        17  22  0 43.6   8- 9*BLACK COLOSSUS (359)      2  0 0
 9/10 WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)  22  29  0 43.1   9/ 8*ERRATA (357)              2  3 0
10/11 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  418 669 13 38.5  10/ 7 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   2 13 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.

     One thing for sure, the quantity of words in MY DM Column will exceed
Libertine's.  I wonder why Cadmus does not allow them to write?
     I wish I were going to The Face in the Atlanta arena.  But WOF says we all must
stay home and "hold the fort" while he is out adventuring with Lady Adie and his
brother, Kennelworth, of Aruak City.  (Health.  Humility.  Honor.)
     So I will leave you with the current birth makeups of us Fandils:
ST      9, 10, 10, 10, 13
CN      4,  6,  9,  9, 13
SZ      9, 10, 10, 13, 16
WT     14, 14, 15, 15, 17
WL      9, 15, 15, 16, 20
SP      5, 11, 12, 12, 16
DF      7, 10, 11, 14, 21
For an "average" 10-8-12-15-15-11-13

          Juanita, Duelmistress

Ardivent:

Whoa!  What the heck happened there?!  One second, Adie is looking at the advance
print newsletter, indicating our team didn't fight (ok, she admits she cut it close
and wasn't sure if our strategies would make it in on time).  Then the next thing she
knows, we return from the arena telling her about the great turn we had and hand her
another, DIFFERENT, newsletter.  She was totally dumbfounded, that had never happened
before!  Suddenly, poor Juanita went from winning and being the DM, to being defeated
by me and now I am the DM!  Go figure!  That was too fast for me, I don't really want
to be up here!  Anyway, I sure hope the actual results of our fights are the quote
'real' results.  Who knows what the commission will say for excuses....

Good luck out there.

Tuvold, Duelmaster of
Ardivent, Arena of the Red Sands

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon ARDIVENT, for 
I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Nothing is certain in ARDIVENT, with changing 
loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new top team--FANDILS.  Nothing 
works for a team like victory (How's that for a perceptive observation?) as WOE TO 
WHITECHAPEL can attest...  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty fighting, but 
FANDILS will tell you 860-641-27 is nothing to laugh at...  SONS OF TULL had cause to 
celebrate, after BUNKER got 20 points by beating ANCHORMAN.  A certain someone should 
cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 11 points to BUNKER.  
(Discrete enough, ANCHORMAN?) Can you believe it?  TUVOLD apparently has better 
things to do as ARDIVENT's Duelmaster than show up and fight!  In ARDIVENT, nothing 
is permanent (except Death), and we find ourselves a new Duelmaster, DAVY PRIVETTE.  
Word has it one team in ARDIVENT is taking speech lessons to try to bore their 
opponent to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     So much to report, so little time!  To quell some nasty rumors, the guys in WOE 
TO WHITECHAPEL are not carrying any incurable diseases.  No need to avoid 'em.  The 
warriors of WOE TO WHITECHAPEL found their efforts at combat frustrated as FANDILS 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  Everyone is famous for 
fifteen minutes, and MIKE MILLER is it right now.  Most challenged warrior.  Isn't 
FANDILS proud!  ANNETTE TEVERLY challenged EARL!  Who says TUFT-TASTIC! are just a 
bunch of wimps!  ANNETTE TEVERLY of TUFT-TASTIC! kept hers wits as she was beat by 
EARL.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in ARDIVENT is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I 
now bid ARDIVENT farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVY PRIVETTE 3447           24  12  0   102       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TUVOLD 3946                  10   2  0   101       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD 3650        9   9  0    93       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 EARL 3951                    15   6  0    90       FANDILS (75)
 JUANITA 3926                 18   9  0    84       FANDILS (75)
-TEMPTATION 3314               9   6  0    83       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-BROQUS 3947                   9   4  1    80       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-LIBERTINE 2597                8   8  0    76       WILD OATS (248)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433        10   6  0    65       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
-REAPER 3991                   4   0  0    63       BLACK COLOSSUS (359)
 DEBRA CONKLIN 3890            9  33  0    60       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BONE MILL 3977                8   3  0    60       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651          9   8  1    58       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACINTHE 3892                 8  32  0    56       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 ANDERSON 3998                 3   5  0    50       SONS OF TULL (360)
 BERNICE 3996                  6   2  0    48       FANDILS (75)
-EUROQ 3901                    8   8  0    47       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 FEAR VECTOR 3978              5   5  0    42       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
-MEMNOCK 3982                  5   4  1    41       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-TATER TOT 3995                4   2  0    41       WILD OATS (248)
 MIKE MILLER 4006              3   2  0    40       FANDILS (75)
-NIVIX 3986                    5   3  0    37       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 CADDO SCOT 3975              10   5  0    35       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 SMASH HIT 4002                5   2  1    34       WILD OATS (248)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANNIR PARK 3981              8   6  0    30       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-SHANDRA 2259                  4   4  1    29       RIVER WARDENS (184)
 BUNKER 4005                   3   3  0    29       SONS OF TULL (360)
 UP FROM THE SEA 3979          4   6  0    26       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 CROSSEYED MARY 3999           4   4  0    25       SONS OF TULL (360)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-AZURE 2335                    4   3  0    23       RIVER WARDENS (184)
 ANCHORMAN 3971                3   1  0    22       ERRATA (357)
 DOANE 3997                    5   3  0    21       SONS OF TULL (360)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-CRISCO 2498                   2   0  0    19       RIVER WARDENS (184)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 RON BURGUNDY 3974             1   1  0    16       ERRATA (357)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 DA FODDER 4008                2   1  0    15       WILD OATS (248)
 MELON 4007                    2   1  0    15       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)
 JHAMEN STEELBLADE 4016        1   0  0    15       TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
 DECKER COBB 3992              3   5  0    14       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BAXTER 3970                   1   2  0    13       ERRATA (357)
 BORN OF THE DARK 4004         1   3  0     6       WOE TO WHITECHAPEL (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MESSED UP 4015                1   2  0     5       WILD OATS (248)
-VAL 3815                      0   1  0     5       RIVER WARDENS (184)
-JESENTA 2492                  0   3  0     3       RIVER WARDENS (184)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
BARRIEMORE 4017        0  1 0 SONS OF TULL 360      TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE 5  505 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Cadmus -- Thank you for the challenge of Libertine to Juanita for the throne.
Juanita had similar challenges to Libertine.  She is honored, and lucky, to have won.
Both she and Davy will be challenging you this next turn.  Salute. -- Fandil The Wise

What?!  Jumped by a Virginal Concubine?  She didn't act virginal!  Woe is me! -- Earl

Tee Hee.  Earl, you dunce!  You've been raped by a pro.  (wink)  Get with it! --
Juanita

Well I sure as heck didn't let the Veteran Mercenary do THAT to me! -- Davy Privette
(a winner compared to Earl)

Debra Conklin -- A tit for a tat.  We are even.  I will try to stay away. -- Bernice

Anderson -- I was not so sure I could do that.  The gods were with me.  Salute. --
Mike Miller

DeGotti -- Loved your Soultaker and Baretta note.  Are you saying their bark is worse
that their bite?  (wink) -- Fandil The Wise
P.S.  May your Spanish excursion be filled with fun and romance.

Annette and Lady Adie -- Fandil says that he thinks dodge is "just as good" as
attack.  However certain attack types--such as slashing--fare overly well with dodge.
Others like lunge do otherwise.  There is a bid interrelationship. -- Juanita The
Learned

A FIRST for The Consortium!  Fandil The Wise placed 5 different styles on the
stylemaster list in Ardivent, The Arena Of The Red Sands.  (SL, WS, ST, LU, BA)  We
are proud. -- The Consortium Elders

Mike Miller -- For some reason, the newsletter scribes seem to think we fought last
turn whereas my turn result shows I fought The Honest Merchant.  Not sure what
happened there, unless you are in disguise! -- Anderson

Melon -- I know the newsletter said we didn't fight, but my turn result would seem to
indicate that we did.  You lasted quite a long time, although I never doubted the
result.  Better luck next time! -- Doane

Azure -- Looks like I need to slow down or work on some cardio.  Anyway, you beat me,
or did I beat myself? -- Crosseyed Mary

Messed Up -- You did as you were told and came out the winner.  Well done! -- Bunker

Caddo Scot -- Sorry, no tournaments for me yet.  You just got a good old fashioned
butt kicking.  Heh, I jest!  If we fought that same fight five times, you'd walk away
with the majority of victories.  I seem to be unlucky in this arena.  I'm in just
about every fight right until the end.  Then the fates flip a coin and I either win
or lose.  My record isn't an accurate indicator of my potential. -- Anderson

Visiting Orc/Mike Miller -- Don't let the door hit you in the @!#$# on the way out.
Don't come back; you can't teach me anything (either of you). -- Bone Mill

Smash Hit -- Ouch...right in the ego.... -- Born Of the Dark

Bannir Park -- The sweet sound of hickory.... -- Fear Vector

Nivix -- Well fought...I think someone paid off the gladiatorial commission.  You
clearly won despite what the newsletter said? -- Up From The Sea
P.S.  Snide Clemens -- Don't get my hopes up like that....

DA Fodder -- The boss thought it amusing that we should match up.  Till he saw his
actual fights.... -- Melon
P.S.  The boss seems to think I might become DA Fodder as well....

Doane -- I thought we fought? -- Melon

Juanita -- Good try, but despite my youth, I'm a fast learner.  Fast enough to be
faster than you.  Good luck next turn. -- Tuvold
P.S.  You're cute.  I love the tan look and dark hair.  I hope you like my light skin
and light hair?!  Care for a date?  I know, pretty gutsy for a 17 year old eh?

Libertine -- A lucky parry, but it was insufficient!  I wish to fight Davy now and
gain back a couple of <looks annoyed to say it> tufts. -- Lothar

Earl -- Not you again!  <shivers>  I don't like fighting you, you always beat me and
it hurts.  But Adie says I can do it, I just have to find the right strategy. --
Annette

Bernice -- Now THAT is how I'm supposed to fight.  I don't know what's been wrong
with me the six turns before.  You put in a very excellent try though.  Good job and
good luck! -- Terrence

Juanita & Earl -- Why are gladiators on Consortium teams such braggarts!  Gads! --
Jhezra

Tater Tot -- Golem?  What do you mean golem?  <nabs the commission description of
himself out of Tater's hand>  Damn it!  Those dumb commission bureaucrats!  They did
it again.  I'm a local human male, nuff said. -- Terrence

Debra -- My name is pronounced [loh-thahr] not [loh-thair-ee-oh].  I am an honorable,
trustworthy, upholding, noble man.  My word is my bond. -- Lothar

Jacinthe -- I should let WHO order me around like WHAT? -- Tuvold

Lothar -- Talk about hitting someone where they live! -- Libertine

Reaper -- Well played. -- Tater Tot

Born of the Dark -- Not your best idea.  Grab Reaper and we'll head down to the pub
for a couple of rounds on me. -- Smash Hit

Bunker -- Is that you Archie? -- Messed Up

Baretta -- I hope the past few years have been kind.  If you hang around here, I'll
stay in Aradi.  Deal? -- Cadmus

Adie -- Theoretically, you could change WOF into Cousin It?  Cool.  Thank you for
your gracious invitation but, I do now wish to intrude.  If we must keep a tally,
perhaps the loser could do the Lady Godiva thing once a year?  If I win, it would be
a major boon to tourism and, if you win, fruit and vegetable vendors could unload
their rotten stock. -- Cadmus

Eoro1 -- Well, that was a surprise!  First, that I won, and second, that you survived
my gross inaccuracy.  Glad it came out that way. -- Jacinthe

Fear Vector -- Is this like, hmm, well, like fear is was a kind of fever that passes
by contact?  I can see that, I guess.  Scary thought, though. -- Bannir Park

Crisco -- (recoiling in horror)  You're greasy!  And it isn't a good fat, either.  I
can tell.  You should be a Woe team warrior. -- Decker Cobb
P.S.  But for a saturated vegetable fat, you're almost appealing.  Or, I suppose
these days they're polyunsaturating you or something?

Davy Privette -- I hope somebody hangs you by the tail of your skunk-skin cap.  I
really do. -- Debra Conklin

Memnock -- That was infernal behavior, if you want.  What business did you have to
come along and defeat me so ignominiously?  It makes me feel like a fool.  Well, even
more of a fool. -- Caddo Scot
P.S.  Actually, good fight.  For you.

Bone Mill -- So tell me, do you work for some kind of garden supply place?  They're
always telling people to add bone meal to the gardens.  I don't know why, it seems
like a Very Bad Idea to encourage plants to eat bones.  Who knows what kind of plants
would develop from that?  I do NOT want to see another instance of the Kali Flower
and the Stalking Killory. -- Jacinthe

Up from the Sea -- Oh, I dunno.  I think a classic Small Arena is one where there's
room on the front page for the spy report and ALL the warrior rankings and some of
the personals (if any are present).  Sure, it's a little...intimate here, but it
could be LOTS worse. -- Caddo Scot

DeGotti -- Enjoy yourself. -- the Bluvalley Warriors

Tater Tot -- Ah, but we're all the same height lying down. -- Caddo Scot

Anderson -- It's the humidity. -- Caddo Scot

Adie -- My guess is that for any given arena, all the introductory sentences will be
the same on a given day, but that they'll vary from one fight day to another.  Odd
that I never noticed that before.  Meaningless now that I have.  But one of those
little things that while away the time and thoughts between fights. -- Leeta

9 July 2007
I have not been receiving my physical turns in a reliable manner lately.  If there
are diplos with the turns that go missing, they're gone for good.  So if you send me
a diplo and do not see an acknowledgement of receipt in the personals, know that I
have not gotten it (yet).  If you have email, contact me at Livia AT reality DOT com.
If you don't have email, keep trying with the diplos.  We are working on this
problem. -- the Scribe/Jorja/Leeta
P.S.  If you email me, put "Re DM" on the subject line.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANNETTE TEVERLY was devastated by EARL in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
BONE MILL subdued JACINTHE in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
SMASH HIT was defeated by BERNICE in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
MELON unbelievably bested DECKER COBB in a 2 minute gory Challenge contest.
BORN OF THE DARK was defeated by DOANE in a 5 minute bloody Challenge match.
DA FODDER was devastated by MIKE MILLER in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
LOTHAR LIGHTSWORD was bested by DAVY PRIVETTE in a 1 minute Title match.
JUANITA handily defeated DEBRA CONKLIN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
TERRENCE WYCLIFF slimly won victory over ANDERSON in a 4 minute gruesome duel.
ANCHORMAN lost to BUNKER in a 2 minute fight.
CADDO SCOT won victory over BAXTER in a 1 minute duel.
BANNIR PARK was defeated by FEAR VECTOR in a exciting 6 minute fight.
UP FROM THE SEA viciously subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 5 minute bout.
CROSSEYED MARY devastated RON BURGUNDY in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
MESSED UP was subdued by JHAMEN STEELBLADE in a popular 4 minute amateur's match.
BARRIEMORE was easily killed by TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW        23 -   6 -  1      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   28 -  22 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  11 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         WALL OF STEEL     20 -  22 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  31 -  1      47  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -  14 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 505 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         3 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         3  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    DAVY PRIVETTE 3447         24  12  0  102 FANDILS (75)
STRIKING ATTACK  EARL 3951                  15   6  0   90 FANDILS (75)
SLASHING ATTACK  JUANITA 3926               18   9  0   84 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651        9   8  1   58 TUFT-TASTIC! (265)
BASHING ATTACK   MIKE MILLER 4006            3   2  0   40 FANDILS (75)
TOTAL PARRY      CADDO SCOT 3975            10   5  0   35 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
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 JHAMEN STEELBLADE 4016.  The ten other most popular fighters were FEAR VECTOR 
3978, DOANE 3997, TERRENCE WYCLIFF 3433, UP FROM THE SEA 3979, EARL 3951, ANDERSON 
3998, DAVY PRIVETTE 3447, BUNKER 4005, BONE MILL 3977, and JACINTHE 3892.

The least popular fighter this week was BARRIEMORE 4017.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MESSED UP 4015, DEBRA CONKLIN 3890, DA FODDER 4008, BORN OF THE DARK 
4004, ANNETTE TEVERLY 3651, RON BURGUNDY 3974, BANNIR PARK 3981, BAXTER 3970, MELON 
4007, and SMASH HIT 4002.