DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/31/2007    Duedate: 01/12/2008

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-517

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BUNKER
SONS OF TULL (360)
(46-4005) [13-5-0,111]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BUNKER                         GEIN
SONS OF TULL (360)             WAKE 2 (356)
(46-4005) [13-5-0,111]         (46-3958) [5-0-0,64]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

JACINTHE                       CUTTER
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        DEATHTONGUE (89)
(46-3892) [11-41-0,74]         (46-3847) [10-7-0,86]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE BEARS II (355)          39
2. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     33      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. WAKE 2 (356)                18      Unchartered Team
4. ERRATA (357)                18
5. SONS OF TULL (360)          14      WAKE 2 (356)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WAKE 2 (356)               5   0  0  100   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)              9  4 2
 2/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1110 790 55 58.4   2/ 3 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   8  7 0
 3/ 2 FANDILS (75)             897 660 30 57.6   3/ 2 DEATHTONGUE (89)          7  7 0
 4/ 3 ERRATA (357)              16  12  0 57.1   4/ 4 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        6  9 0
 5/ 4 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       222 191 14 53.8   5/ 5 THE BEARS II (355)        4  5 0
 6/ 5 SONS OF TULL (360)        32  32  0 50.0   6/ 8 ERRATA (357)              2  1 0
 7/ 6 THE BEARS II (355)        26  29  4 47.3   7/ 6 SONS OF TULL (360)        2  1 0
 8/ 8 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  445 702 13 38.8   8/ 0*WAKE 2 (356)              1  0 0
 9/ 7 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        18  30  1 37.5   9/ 7 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        1  5 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.

Have a happy and safe holiday season, folks!  I'll see you all at the FtF.

Technogeek

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARDIVENT games.  Did only my eyes note the 4-1-0 
record which BLUVALLEY WARRIORS managed to post this round?  I don't doubt that such 
a record will draw challengers!  SANDERSCOT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested HONEYCOMB and was awarded 21 points 
in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BAXTER put down MEMNOCK, 
causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  Who here was not 
present for the title fight this week as BUNKER boldly challenged MICK JAGGER in 
order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  The city has turned out in honor of 
BUNKER, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position in 
the city!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained their 
position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city ARDIVENT.  ARDIVENT, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of thy 
guilds is DEATHTONGUE, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly duels.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding DEATHTONGUE.  Indeed it was FANDILS.  Mighty fighters cannot 
but expect competition from those below.  JACINTHE take warning!  You have more than 
a few enemies in ARDIVENT.  A match that raised a few eyebrows at the games this 
week, it seems that BOOBY posted a challenge against the more highly recognized 
DECKER COBB.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BOOBY was defeated by DECKER 
COBB.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a 
rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani 
Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUNKER 4005                  13   5  0   111       SONS OF TULL (360)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANCHORMAN 3971                9   1  0   102       ERRATA (357)
 CADDO SCOT 3975              17  10  0    97       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MIKE MILLER 4006             12   5  0    97       FANDILS (75)
 MICK JAGGER 3840             16   4  0    95       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-HAIRY BEAR 3939               9   5  0    91       THE BEARS II (355)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CUTTER 3847                  10   7  0    86       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 BAXTER 3970                   5   4  0    81       ERRATA (357)
 NIVIX 3986                   11   7  0    80       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
-BROQUS 3947                  10   8  1    79       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 TEMPTATION 3314              10   8  1    76       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 JACINTHE 3892                11  41  0    74       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GEIN 3958                     5   0  0    64       WAKE 2 (356)
-BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          16  12  0    60       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 MEMNOCK 3982                 11   9  1    59       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EUROQ 3901                    9  10  1    59       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANNIR PARK 3981             14  12  0    56       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 GODZILLA 3969                 4   3  1    56       THE BEARS II (355)
 BUNKER BETTY 4020             6   4  0    49       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 DECKER COBB 3992              9  11  0    44       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BERNICE 3996                 10   8  0    42       FANDILS (75)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 OPURT 4043                    5   2  0    42       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-ANDERSON 3998                 4   8  0    41       SONS OF TULL (360)
 SHELLEY 4030                  6   4  2    38       FANDILS (75)
 DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021         4   5  0    36       THE ZEN ZONE (362)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RON BURGUNDY 3974             2   2  0    30       ERRATA (357)
 TANK 4054                     3   1  1    27       FANDILS (75)
 BOOBY 3849                    6   7  0    25       DEATHTONGUE (89)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOANE 3997                    6   5  0    23       SONS OF TULL (360)
-CROSSEYED MARY 3999           5   6  0    21       SONS OF TULL (360)
 SANDERSCOT 4061               1   0  0    21       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
-UG 271                        4   2  1    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-KROKUS 272                    4   2  0    19       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
-BARLOW 4023                   2   1  0    19       SONS OF TULL (360)
-TARAMON 270                   3   3  0    18       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 TERROR BEAR 4055              2   2  1    18       THE BEARS II (355)
-WEASEL 273                    4   2  0    15       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 KID DYNAMITE 4047             3   2  0    11       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 HONEYCOMB 4046                2   3  0     9       THE ZEN ZONE (362)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SARLIAMNE 4048          2  3 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 SHELLEY 4030          516   
TROJAN HORSE 4049       0  1 0 MISDIRECTION 364     TERROR BEAR 4055      514   
RINGO LEEVIO 4060       0  1 0 THE BEARS II 355     MISTRESS FANDETT      517  NONE
INOVATIN IRENE 4058     1  1 0 THE ZEN ZONE 362     TANK 4054             517   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to Mick Jagger, Duelmaster of The Red Sands. -- Fandil The Wise

But, but, Mr. Fandil, I had more recognition points than that Jagger guy did.
Shouldn't I be Duelmistress?  Am I being discriminated against? -- Juanita

Now, Juanita, if you want to be Duelmaster, you have to beat the Duelmaster.  Did you
do that?  Certainly no discrimination.  None at all. -- WOF

Bluevalley Warriors -- Gee!  Wow!  I really, really didn't mean to kill Sarliamne.  I
didn't!  I don't know what happened in the heat of the moment.  I am truly sorry. --
Shelley

Indeed, Bluevalley Warriors, on behalf of Fandils everywhere, I apologize. -- Fandil
The Wise

Note to all, in real life, as the boss's little sister, he says Shelley was a mean
mama.  I wonder what that meant? -- The Fandil Scribe and Publicist

Terror Bear -- There is always a certain little pleasure for a Fandil to win over a
Bear.  One of life's old time treats. -- Tank

Jacinthe -- You really didn't have much of a chance, did you? -- Mike Miller

Caddo Scott -- Wow!  I was pleased with my performance.  I was a big win.  But I
really think I should be Duelmaster.  Don't you? -- Juanita

Deceptive D -- I have to admit that when Fandil told me I had to challenge you, I was
worried.  I must have been very, very lucky. -- Bernice

Jondeaux -- You think?  You said "...the War Flail makes an excellent parrying
weapon.  A purpose for which the War Hammer is sadly lacking...".  Our Consortium
friends, however unconventional, have often used the WH as a parry weapon--for both
bashers and total parries, and they are quite satisfied with it. -- Fandil The Wise

Bannir, Decker -- Let's do it! -- Mike Miller

Opurt -- I would've thought a few more swings were in my repertoire of the evening,
but...t'wasn't to be.  Old Mo left me in the lurch, up a creek, and hung out to
dry...me'n Old Mo gonna talk. <grin> -- Honeycomb

Decker Cobb -- You snuffed out my fuse, "The Keg" was not amused.  (Keg-Head?  Sir
Keg-a-Lot.  Da Kegggster...) -- Kid Dynamite

Booby -- Speaking of names some names defy living up to.  For example:  The
Annihilator, The Executioner, The Destroyer...somehow I don't see you having that
prob. -- Bunker Betty

Bernice -- Good challenge, I might have turned it but I was too busy picking myself
up out of the finely grained quality Aridvent sands.  It's practically an honor to
find oneself prostrate in said medium. -- Deceptive Delila

Sorry for missing last turn all I was doing some Christmas prepping! -- DeGotti

I hope you all had/have a wonderful holiday seasons! -- DeGotti

Cutter -- Yeah you made out pretty well with a sack full of skills after our fight!
-- Nivix

Caddo Scot -- Ten laps wouldn't even scratch the surface of what Broqus needs to do
to improve! -- DeGotti

Mike Miller -- Well, darn.  I didn't think I'd had that much, but wow, what a
headache!  (theatrical groan)  NOT Miller Lite, I guess. -- Jacinthe

Godzilla -- Ah, you see how it is, you eat oriental (how WAS Tokyo, anyway?) and it
just doesn't stay with you.  Not enough grease. -- Bannir Park

Juanita -- What a teacher you are, babe!  I love it when you do all that stuff, I
can't get enough of it. -- Caddo Scot

Shelley -- That bit about "Health" rings a little sourly on my ectoplasmic ears. --
Ghost of Sarliamne

Kid Dynamite -- It's great to be a young hotshot, but experience is also significant.
-- Decker Cobb

Our congratulations to Juanita. -- Jorja and the Bluvalley Warriors

Lady Protector Juanita -- The Baron would like us to start the new year off correctly
with the gladiatorial community, but--it isn't the new year yet!  And I fear that out
files are in a lamentable state of disorder, due to the fact that I had to spend
several months unavoidably absent from Ardivent.  During that period, they were
handled by Arenamistress Fandette, who MEANS well, bless her heart, but, ah...you
ladies just don't really have organized minds, do you?  Perfectly all right, you
can't help it, after all!  But she did leave the files a state of disarray.  So,
nothing comes readily to hand for you.  Perhaps you would care to make a suggestion?
-- Arvendon, Secretary to the Baron

Juanita -- The files are in EXACTLY the same state as when I received them, I keep
all MY paperwork separately and WELL.  Arvendon, bless his heart, is getting a little
gray for his work. -- Arenamistress Fandette
P.S.  Ask him WHY he was gone for several months.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RINGO LEEVIO was butchered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BUNKER bested MICK JAGGER in a exciting 1 minute Challenge Title duel.
NIVIX handily defeated JACINTHE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
GODZILLA bested OPURT in a popular 1 minute gory Challenge contest.
BOOBY was subdued by DECKER COBB in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Challenge competition.
TEMPTATION was vanquished by MIKE MILLER in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
MEMNOCK was overpowered by BAXTER in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
CUTTER was defeated by CADDO SCOT in a action packed 3 minute melee.
BUNKER BETTY won victory over SHELLEY in a 1 minute duel.
GEIN vanquished BERNICE in a 1 minute uneven fight.
BANNIR PARK won victory over DECEPTIVE DELILA in a 3 minute fight.
HONEYCOMB was overpowered by SANDERSCOT in a 1 minute uneven match.
KID DYNAMITE was beaten by TERROR BEAR in a 3 minute brutal novice's fight.
TANK viciously butchered INOVATIN IRENE in a 2 minute brutal amateur's conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   36 -  24 -  1      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  17 -  3      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK    29 -  26 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         WALL OF STEEL     22 -  21 -  1      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -  10 -  0      50  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -  10 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  1      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  24 -  0      33  |

Turn 517 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        2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  4         5  STRIKING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  2     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BUNKER 4005                13   5  0  111 SONS OF TULL (360)
TOTAL PARRY      CADDO SCOT 3975            17  10  0   97 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   MIKE MILLER 4006           12   5  0   97 FANDILS (75)
STRIKING ATTACK  MICK JAGGER 3840           16   4  0   95 DEATHTONGUE (89)
SLASHING ATTACK  GODZILLA 3969               4   3  1   56 THE BEARS II (355)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    BUNKER BETTY 4020           6   4  0   49 THE ZEN ZONE (362)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is JACINTHE 3892.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was CUTTER 3847.  The ten other most popular fighters were TANK 4054, GODZILLA 3969, 
CADDO SCOT 3975, KID DYNAMITE 4047, TERROR BEAR 4055, NIVIX 3986, DECKER COBB 3992, 
GEIN 3958, BUNKER 4005, and MICK JAGGER 3840.

The least popular fighter this week was INOVATIN IRENE 4058.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were HONEYCOMB 4046, BERNICE 3996, MEMNOCK 3982, TEMPTATION 3314, 
RINGO LEEVIO 4060, SANDERSCOT 4061, DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021, BANNIR PARK 3981, SHELLEY 
4030, and BUNKER BETTY 4020.

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

JUANITA (46-3926) FANDILS (75)