DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/06/2015    Duedate: 07/18/2015

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-713

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

UNCLE LEROY
FANDILS (75)
(46-4435) [14-4-0,167]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KASPAROV                       BLACK CHAOS
WE GOT GAME (289)              THE SOVEREIGN (393)
(46-4450) [16-3-2,176]         (46-4494) [4-5-0,47]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

KASPAROV                       MATTHEAS
WE GOT GAME (289)              WRATHMEN (387)
(46-4450) [16-3-2,176]         (46-4398) [16-4-1,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WRATHMEN (387)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN (387)              35
2. FANDILS (75)                24      WRATHMEN (387)
3. THE SOVEREIGN (393)         17      Unchartered Team
4. WEIRD STUDENTS (394)         0
5. DUNGEON CELL (388)           0      THE SOVEREIGN (393)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)            69  22  7 75.8   1/ 4 WRATHMEN (387)            7  5 2
 2/ 2 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      22   9  3 71.0   2- 1*WEIRD STUDENTS (394)      6  4 0
 3- 3*WEIRD STUDENTS (394)      14   6  0 70.0   3/ 7*THE SOVEREIGN (393)       6  6 0
 4/ 4 WE GOT GAME (289)         93  62  7 60.0   4/ 3 FANDILS (75)              5  4 0
 5/ 5 FANDILS (75)             %1364 921 47 59.7   5/ 5 WE GOT GAME (289)         5  5 1
 6- 6 DUNGEON CELL (388)        25  18  1 58.1   6- 2 DUNGEON CELL (388)        3  0 1
 7/ 7*THE SOVEREIGN (393)       21  19  2 52.5   7/ 6 YOU DON'T SAY! (377)      1  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.

     Yes! My fourth Title. Lucky, lucky, lucky! There are lots of things I like about 
four and here's a list:

     FOUR Duelmaster Titles.
     Hunger Games made FOUR movies out of three books.
     FOUR score and seven years ago ...
     A gallon is FOUR quarts.
     Ardivent, The Arena Of The Red Sands and DM46, starts with a FOUR.
     I have FOUR cool teammates.

     And I have fulfilled my fourth DM Column, so, good-bye.

                                          -- Uncle Leroy, DMIV

                                      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 WEIRD STUDENTS was 
unseated this week as WRATHMEN moved up from 4th ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-1-1 record for the round.  There were bitter words at DUNGEON CELL's guildhouse 
after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 6th.  Dark Arena 
anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week THE SOVEREIGN went 4-1-0 to move up 4 in the rankings.  KASPAROV caught the 
eye of many in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested FEHEADRAE and was 
awarded 35 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, LINCOLN 
HILLS put down MISTY EVE, causing her to lose 6 points of recognition in the process. 
As is fitting, the most sought after warrior on the challenge boards this week was 
none other than Duelmaster UNCLE LEROY himself.  This time out CAPABLANCA made his 
bid for the throne as he challenged UNCLE LEROY in an all out contest of skill for 
possession of the title!  Not for nothing has UNCLE LEROY in the past laid claim to 
the Duelmaster's throne, and this week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Would 
you believe that over half of the old women in ARDIVENT seem to feel that they could 
fight better than you gladiators?   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in ARDIVENT these days is YOU DON'T SAY!.  At least, most blades in town 
are looking to avoid them.  If you didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard 
pressed to find any of WE GOT GAME last week.  Busy avoiding YOU DON'T SAY!?   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Perhaps even the strong cannot escape 
the vagaries of this world.  This week arena veteran FEHEADRAE was slain, despite a 
14-6-1 record.  I must report the passing of NIMZOVICH, veteran of many duels.  
18-14-1 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  This 
week's duel proved deadly to FEHEADRAE as she fell to the more renowned warrior, 
KASPAROV.  How will WRATHMEN find revenge?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way 
he bears arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!  
     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 next we meet remember - the pen 
is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UNCLE LEROY 4435             14   4  0   167       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KASPAROV 4450                16   3  2   176       WE GOT GAME (289)
 TYNARAE 4401                 16   4  3   117       WRATHMEN (387)
 MATTHEAS 4398                16   4  1   106       WRATHMEN (387)
-MMMMBUHHH 4292                8   4  3    99       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)
 DEE DAA 4478                  8   4  0    94       YOU DON'T SAY! (377)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOLAARRIN 4402               15   5  1    88       WRATHMEN (387)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BAERUS 4399                   8   3  1    73       WRATHMEN (387)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EARL 4429                    12  11  0    66       FANDILS (75)
 ALEKHINE 4473                 6   3  2    58       WE GOT GAME (289)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-HEADSMAN 4423                 7   3  0    54       DUNGEON CELL (388)
-USURPER 4447                  8   0  1    53       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 BLACK CHAOS 4494              4   5  0    47       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-MODEL PRISONER 4453           4   1  0    44       DUNGEON CELL (388)
-INQUISITOR 4422               6   3  0    42       DUNGEON CELL (388)
-MILDRED LEONA 4434            7   8  1    36       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LINCOLN HILLS 4506            4   2  0    33       FANDILS (75)
 RUY LOPEZ 4461                6   6  0    30       WE GOT GAME (289)
-INSANE IAN 4501               4   0  0    26       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MISTY EVE 4491                3   4  2    23       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
 GLADIUS 4493                  5   3  0    22       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-PRETTY PRANKSTER 4508         3   1  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
 ALIISZA 4505                  4   2  0    20       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
 P-NUT FIREBEARD 4492          4   3  0    17       THE SOVEREIGN (393)
-TOTALLY TED 4518              1   0  0    15       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-SELFISH SELFIE 4499           2   2  0    14       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-LUCKY LARRY 4502              2   2  0    12       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
 GRANDMA CLARA 4504            0   4  0     4       FANDILS (75)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NIMZOVICH 3279         18 14 1 WE GOT GAME 289      TYNARAE 4401          713   
SHORT SILVER 4500       2  1 0 WEIRD STUDENTS 394   USURPER 4447          711   
FEHEADRAE 4400         14  6 1 WRATHMEN 387         KASPAROV 4450         713   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

A salute to our Fandils' own Uncle Leroy for his four-time Duelmastership.  We are 
proud of you, Uncle. -- Fandil The Wise

Tynarae, I just love reverse bashers.  (You know, reverse BA = AB.)  I win, but I 
would guess you are more skilled? -- Uncle Leroy

Selfish Selfie, what you did to me was selfish! -- Grandma Clara

Lucky Larry, I think it was me that was lucky, and I'm not even alliterated. -- 
Lincoln Hills

Health. Humility. Honor. The Red Sands await us all.  (And I await your persads.) -- 
WOF

The Old Man, Capablanca, finally graduates.   He leaves at 15-10(+1)-9-15-17-4-15 
Master Attack, AdEx Init Parry.   Good / Good, Mod / Very Low, prefers MS (don't think 
I ever tried it).   +1 Attack, +3 Parry.   I got the strategy mostly right, but 
completely missed in the weapon.   See you in Home Guard!

Solaarrin -- You've got to wake up EARLY in the morning to beat an old man like me -- 
Capablanca

Black Chaos -- I may not be as old as Capablanca, but I'm old enough.   Terrible FE 
matchup for you.   Glad I only sent you to the infirmary! -- Nimzovich

P-Nut Firebeard -- Some say, kill the head and the body will die.   I believe in a 
slightly different strategy. -- Ruy Lopez

Mattheas -- Dang! You're good. -- Alekhine

Wise Old Fandil -- Congrats on the DM throne! I'll be requestung a dueling lesson from 
Uncle Leroy, of course! -- Chess Master, Mgr We Got Game

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPABLANCA was devastated by UNCLE LEROY in a 1 minute Challenge Title fight.
RUY LOPEZ was demolished by BLACK CHAOS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
FEHEADRAE was slaughtered by KASPAROV in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
MATTHEAS savagely defeated DEE DAA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody match.
SOLAARRIN vanquished ALEKHINE in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
TYNARAE executed NIMZOVICH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MISTY EVE was defeated by LINCOLN HILLS in a action packed 1 minute gruesome melee.
GLADIUS vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
ALIISZA won victory over FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute duel.
P-NUT FIREBEARD defeated GRANDMA CLARA in a exciting 6 minute fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   2 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         BASHING ATTACK    26 -  15 -  1      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   7 -  0      63  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        29 -  21 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    23 -  17 -  1      58  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   3 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    6 -   6 -  1      50  |

Turn 713 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   UNCLE LEROY 4435           14   4  0  167 FANDILS (75)
LUNGING ATTACK   KASPAROV 4450              16   3  2  176 WE GOT GAME (289)
AIMED BLOW       TYNARAE 4401               16   4  3  117 WRATHMEN (387)
STRIKING ATTACK  SOLAARRIN 4402             15   5  1   88 WRATHMEN (387)
SLASHING ATTACK  ALEKHINE 4473               6   3  2   58 WE GOT GAME (289)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is KASPAROV 4450.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was MATTHEAS 4398.  The ten other most popular fighters were GRANDMA CLARA 4504, 
ALIISZA 4505, UNCLE LEROY 4435, BLACK CHAOS 4494, DEE DAA 4478, LINCOLN HILLS 4506, 
KASPAROV 4450, SOLAARRIN 4402, TYNARAE 4401, and GLADIUS 4493.

The least popular fighter this week was P-NUT FIREBEARD 4492.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were NIMZOVICH 3279, ALEKHINE 4473, FEHEADRAE 4400, MISTY EVE 4491, 
RUY LOPEZ 4461, GLADIUS 4493, TYNARAE 4401, SOLAARRIN 4402, KASPAROV 4450, and 
LINCOLN HILLS 4506.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

TYNARAE (46-4401) WRATHMEN (387)

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

CAPABLANCA (46-3105) WE GOT GAME (289)

             ATTENTION:  ALL MANAGERS WHO ARE ATTENDING THE FACE-TO-FACE

If you plan to attend the Winter Face-to-Face in Phoenix, please let Customer Service 
know.  We will hold your turns for the few days preceding the tourney, starting with 
anything that would mail out on the previous Saturday.  (This means that games due on 
Thursday the 9th (which would mail on Friday) would probably mail to you, but games 
due on the 10th and thereafter will be held and delivered to you at the tournament.  
This way, you won't have to worry about not receiving a critical turn before you 
depart for Newark, and you also don't have to worry about whether you can get a 
reprint before the first turn of the tournament is due.  

See you there! 

                                          RSI