DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/30/2008    Duedate: 07/12/2008

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-530

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BANNIR PARK
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
(46-3981) [23-16-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BANNIR PARK                    POSITION IS EMPTY
BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)        
(46-3981) [23-16-0,106]        

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BERNICE                        GODZILLA
FANDILS (75)                   THE BEARS II (355)
(46-3996) [15-12-0,88]         (46-3969) [10-7-1,98]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE ZEN ZONE (362)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE ZEN ZONE (362)          43
2. FANDILS (75)                27      DEATHTONGUE (89)
3. BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)     12      Unchartered Team
4. INFERNAL LORDS (8)           9
5. THE BEARS II (355)           2      KIWI CONNECTION (270)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)         %1133 811 55 58.3   1/ 5 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        8  6 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             922 676 33 57.7   2/ 4 THE BEARS II (355)        7  4 1
 3/ 3 INFERNAL LORDS (8)       245 206 14 54.3   3/ 1 DEATHTONGUE (89)          6  9 0
 4/ 4 THE BEARS II (355)        47  50  6 48.5   4/ 3 FANDILS (75)              5  3 1
 5/ 5 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)  471 740 14 38.9   5/ 2 INFERNAL LORDS (8)        5  4 0
 6/ 6 THE ZEN ZONE (362)        41  69  3 37.3   6/ 6 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)   5 10 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): UNHOLY TERROR of BLOOD RITES (Wretch, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 596): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 596): STEWART of OTAGO HIGHLANDERS (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 589): DONDRIC of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 585): MORLIN POOLE of KRILL CAVALRY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 585): KEG STAND of BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 582): IRIS of MENAGERIE (Ichabod Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 578): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 547): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 538): RAMBLING OX of WANDERERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 529): GODZILLA of THE BEARS II (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 245): PAINFUL PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 431): DIMAGGIO oF 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): TRYPTOPHAN of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 481): AXLY HIMSELF of GERFEL'S FRIENDS (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 297): CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 596): BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 586): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 589): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 585): MEDAL OF HONOR F3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 585): BARHOPPERS (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 582): ULTRA-VIOLENT (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 578): RED DOG GANG (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 547): MEDAL OF HONOR G1 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 538): MEDAL OF HONOR H3 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 529): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 245): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 431): 1949 YANKEES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 198): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 481): SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 296): HAMMURABI of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 596): CHIEF SITTING BULL of BULLDOGS (Kennelworth, mgr.)
                               DELIA'S GONE of ELFQUEST (Armalias, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 578): WORLD CHUMPS of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
                         WINDSONG of RED DOG GANG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 547): PARTICLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly ARDIVENT games.  Former top team DEATHTONGUE was 
unseated this week as THE ZEN ZONE moved up from 5th ranking to take the top spot 
with a 4-0-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around 
the corner!  Witness how this week THE ZEN ZONE went 4-0-0 to move up 4 in the 
rankings.  In one of the week's more notable duels, THE BLESSED put down BIG DOPE, 
causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Most watched of the 
fights this week, the spotlight was on BANNIR PARK as he bore arms against the 
challenge of reigning Duelmaster GODZILLA.  The city has turned out in honor of 
BANNIR PARK, for with his arena victory he may now lay claim to the highest position 
in the city!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never 
fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     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.  
Apparently the stalwarts of FANDILS are catching the bulk of jests down at the 
challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty fighters cannot but 
expect competition from those below.  BUM 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 BERNICE posted a challenge against the more highly recognized JACINTHE.  
The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand BERNICE bested JACINTHE.  Remember 
warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers 
the miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in ARDIVENT.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  Ahh, but I can hear the spires 
of a far off city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a 
turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its 
prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BANNIR PARK 3981             23  16  0   106       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHELLEY 4030                 13   8  4   102       FANDILS (75)
-TANK 4054                     8   2  1    99       FANDILS (75)
 DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021        12  10  0    98       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 GODZILLA 3969                10   7  1    98       THE BEARS II (355)
-MIKE MILLER 4006             15  12  0    93       FANDILS (75)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JACINTHE 3892                12  53  0    89       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 BERNICE 3996                 15  12  0    88       FANDILS (75)
 BIG DAVE DIODE 3821          19  18  0    86       DEATHTONGUE (89)
-TEMPTATION 3314              10   9  1    73       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 MEMNOCK 3982                 16  17  1    69       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EUROQ 3901                    9  10  1    59       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 THE BLESSED 4083              7   2  1    59       THE BEARS II (355)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SADIE 4062                    5   0  1    54       FANDILS (75)
-IRONWOLF 274                  5   1  0    42       BARBARIAN HORDE (47)
 BIG DOPE 4074                 4   3  0    36       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 H.P. 4073                     4   3  0    35       DEATHTONGUE (89)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TWO JACKS 4077                6   3  1    33       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 BUM 4094                      3   0  0    30       DEATHTONGUE (89)
 ABBOL 4080                    6   3  0    29       INFERNAL LORDS (8)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
 MOUSETRAP 4110                1   1  0    14       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 IZZCO 4087                    4   1  0    13       INFERNAL LORDS (8)
 BOVETTE 4095                  1   2  0    13       THE ZEN ZONE (362)
 GRUFFY 4111                   1   0  1    12       THE BEARS II (355)
 MANDIN LORV 4091              1   3  0     6       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 MUNGO BURKE 4097              1   2  0     5       BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
 HAIRY BEAR 4093               1   1  0     4       THE BEARS II (355)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
KUNG-FU MASTER          0  0 0                      SHELLEY 4030          530  NONE
DECKER COBB 3992       14 16 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 SHELLEY 4030          527  REVENGED
JEETER COLLIN 4098      0  3 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 GRUFFY 4111           530   
SANDERSCOT 4061         4  7 0 BLUVALLEY WARRIOR 74 THE BLESSED 4083      527   
MO BUM 4104             0  2 0 DEATHTONGUE 89       MOUNTAIN TROLL        530  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

DeGotti -- I have been quiet, mostly because I have been a little distracted lately.
I recently decided to quit my job, and now I am taking the summer off.  Perhaps I'll
have a little more time to write ads now. -- Techno

Jacinthe -- Was that better? -- Dave
P.S.  That helm can't be any better for your hair than the sparks.

Bernice -- Uhhh, duh? -- Big Dope

Abbol -- Begone foul abomination. -- H.P.

Mungo -- Ooh, bad Mungo! -- Bum

Hairy Bear -- Well, duh!  At least you ain't fuzzzy, I hate that prima dona. -- Mo

Congratulations to Godzilla, a great champion and Duelmaster. -- Fandil The Wise

Big Dope -- Turnaround is fair play, wouldn't you say? -- Bernice

Yes, Technogeek; what's with this seeming vow of silence? -- WOF

Memnock -- I was feeling down until you came along.  Thanks for the lift. -- Mike
Miller

DeGotti -- Perhaps it is not "parry-somethings" in general, but rather certain
manager's parry-somethings?  Hmmmmm. -- WOF

Health.  Humility.  Honor. -- Fandil The Wise

Finally a turn where I wasn't one of the least popular fighters! -- Izzco

Jeeter Collin -- How dare you give away my winning secrets! -- Izzco

H.P. -- Not the outcome I was looking for!  You sure hit hard! -- Abbol

Memnock has got to be one of the most frustrating warriors I have ever run!  His
potential is good but he constantly underperforms!  Too much time and effort to make
him fight at night now but he needs to start winning! -- DeGotti

Jeeter Collin -- A whirl-wind, and grateful I am to have survived too. -- Two Jacks

Mandin Lorv -- There's some experimenting going on here...the head cheese could get
me just the way he wants me...have a look-see...and chuck the whole tuna
casserole...start over with the flat noodles.  Or he could take a shine to the new
little old me and fight the frustrations.  Managers...such primadonnas, but this one
seems to know what he wants. -- Bovette

Izzco -- That was a pretty good contest, while I was contesting.  I can see my
deficiencies, whether there's time enough in one's basic career to overcome them all
remains to be seen. -- Mousetrap

Big Dave Diode -- I wouldn't want to face you in the bathtub.  That would beshocking.
-- Jacinthe
P.S.  Did you know that insurance agents never answer their phones personally any
more?  It's all answering golems.

Bum -- You bum! -- Mungo Burke
P.S.  What else could I say?

Godzilla -- Splendid!  And if you feel the need to eat Tokyo or any other town except
Ardivent, don't let me stop you.  Roughage in the diet is important. -- Bannir Park

Two Jacks -- Huh, I guess that should be a lesson to me not to play poker with you.
-- Jeeter Collin

Bovette -- Hmm.  I expected a certain, well, bovine placidity from you.  My mistake,
but I'm not complaining.  I like the way you jiggle. -- Mandin Lorv

Readers -- Sorry, but there will probably not be an Andorian episode in this
newsletter.  It's been one thing after another, and usually very close after. -- the
Scribe

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MO BUM was barely slain by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
GODZILLA was unbelievably bested by BANNIR PARK in a 3 minute Challenge Title battle.
BERNICE vanquished JACINTHE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
THE BLESSED overpowered BIG DOPE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
MOUSETRAP devastated MANDIN LORV in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
IZZCO was overpowered by TWO JACKS in a 3 minute one-sided Challenge struggle.
HAIRY BEAR was devastated by BUM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
BIG DAVE DIODE was overcome by DECEPTIVE DELILA in a 1 minute gruesome expert's melee.
SHELLEY slaughtered KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute uneven fight.
MEMNOCK overpowered H.P. in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ABBOL handily defeated CULT MEMBER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
BOVETTE demolished MUNGO BURKE in a 1 minute mismatched match.
JEETER COLLIN was easily killed by GRUFFY in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-RIPOSTE     12 -   5 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  13 -  2      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    21 -  21 -  1      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  25 -  1      44  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  19 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 530 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      BANNIR PARK 3981           23  16  0  106 BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)
BASHING ATTACK   SHELLEY 4030               13   8  4  102 FANDILS (75)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021      12  10  0   98 THE ZEN ZONE (362)
SLASHING ATTACK  GODZILLA 3969              10   7  1   98 THE BEARS II (355)
LUNGING ATTACK   BERNICE 3996               15  12  0   88 FANDILS (75)
STRIKING ATTACK  BIG DOPE 4074               4   3  0   36 DEATHTONGUE (89)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BERNICE 3996.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was GODZILLA 3969.  The ten other most popular fighters were MO BUM 4104, BANNIR PARK 
3981, BERNICE 3996, BUM 4094, DECEPTIVE DELILA 4021, SHELLEY 4030, THE BLESSED 4083, 
MOUSETRAP 4110, MEMNOCK 3982, and ABBOL 4080.

The least popular fighter this week was IZZCO 4087.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were JEETER COLLIN 4098, MUNGO BURKE 4097, H.P. 4073, BIG DAVE DIODE 3821, 
HAIRY BEAR 4093, TWO JACKS 4077, MANDIN LORV 4091, BIG DOPE 4074, JACINTHE 3892, and 
BOVETTE 4095.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BANNIR PARK (46-3981) BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (74)