DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/28/2015    Duedate: 10/10/2015

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-719

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAERUS
WRATHMEN (387)
(46-4399) [10-4-1,92]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEADSMAN                       POSITION IS EMPTY
DUNGEON CELL (388)             
(46-4423) [11-4-1,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EARL                           BAERUS
FANDILS (75)                   WRATHMEN (387)
(46-4429) [13-11-0,71]         (46-4399) [10-4-1,92]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FANDILS (75)                37
2. WRATHMEN (387)              25      WRATHMEN (387)
3. G-HIVE (396)                25      Unchartered Team
4. DUNGEON CELL (388)          10
5. WE GOT GAME (289)            2      G-HIVE (396)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)            80  26  7 75.5   1/ 4 FANDILS (75)              6  3 1
 2/ 4 FANDILS (75)             %1374 930 48 59.6   2/ 3 WE GOT GAME (289)         6  4 0
 3/ 2 WE GOT GAME (289)        101  69  7 59.4   3/ 1 DUNGEON CELL (388)        6  6 1
 4/ 3 DUNGEON CELL (388)        38  27  2 58.5   4/ 2 WRATHMEN (387)            5  3 0
 5/ 0*G-HIVE (396)               0   2  0  0.0   5/ 0*G-HIVE (396)              0  2 0

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

                                      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 DUNGEON CELL was 
unseated this week as FANDILS moved up from 4th 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 FANDILS went 4-0-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  In 
one of the week's more notable duels, CANTEX put down CARLSEN, causing him to lose 4 
points of recognition in the process.  The city has turned out in honor of BAERUS, 
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.  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when this week's 
challenge seeking began.  WE GOT GAME is feared.  This much I can say.  Methinks more 
than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part of last week 
avoiding WE GOT GAME.  Indeed it was FANDILS.  I can not but mention with disdain the 
name of ALEKHINE who this week posted a challenge to a warrior a full 8 points below 
in the rankings.  I thought ALEKHINE showed great skill and promise when he was 
dispatched by HEADSMAN.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  I must report the passing of ALEKHINE, veteran of many duels.  
7-5-2 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no favorites.  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!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
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                  
 BAERUS 4399                  10   4  1    92       WRATHMEN (387)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HEADSMAN 4423                11   4  1    94       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 USURPER 4447                 12   1  1    75       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 EARL 4429                    13  11  0    71       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUY LOPEZ 4461                8   7  0    56       WE GOT GAME (289)
 LINCOLN HILLS 4506            6   5  1    46       FANDILS (75)
 INQUISITOR 4422               8   6  0    42       DUNGEON CELL (388)
-MILDRED LEONA 4434            8  11  1    41       FANDILS (75)
 GRANDMA CLARA 4504            3   6  0    41       FANDILS (75)
-THE MAIDEN 4517               3   1  0    38       DUNGEON CELL (388)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POKORNA 4521                  2   0  0    21       WE GOT GAME (289)
 CANTEX 4527                   2   0  0    17       FANDILS (75)
-CHYNARAE 4528                 1   0  0    13       WRATHMEN (387)
 PETROSIAN 4520                2   1  0    10       WE GOT GAME (289)
 CARLSEN 4523                  1   1  0     4       WE GOT GAME (289)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA1 4533                0  1 0 G-HIVE 396           DARK CHAMPION         719  NONE
DA2 4532                0  1 0 G-HIVE 396           MISTRESS FANDETT      719  NONE
ALEKHINE 4473           7  5 2 WE GOT GAME 289      HEADSMAN 4423         719   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Congratulations to the undefeated Usurper, Duelmaster of Ardivent. -- Fandil The Wise

The Maiden, something tells me I am getting too old for this!  You kids are rocking 
me! (In a rocking chair?) -- Grandma Clara

Trustworthy Scribe and Cult Member, thanks for being there.  Perhaps The Commission 
decided to give us matches with pretty much on-par opponents? Whew! But we squeaked 
out two wins for The Fandils. -- Cantex and Lincoln Hills

Reminder to all ....... Don't forget to get some partners and sign up for The Turf 
Wars in DM47. -- WOF

Health. Humility. Honor. The Red Sands await us all. -- Fandil The Wise

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA1 was dealt death by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DA2 was butchered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
ALEKHINE was viciously butchered by HEADSMAN in a 1 minute gory Challenge match.
CARLSEN was outwaited by CANTEX in a slow 7 minute gory amateur's Challenge brawl.
USURPER was savagely defeated by BAERUS in a 2 minute Title competition.
EARL defeated RUY LOPEZ in a exciting 3 minute struggle.
INQUISITOR was bested by GRANDMA CLARA in a 1 minute competition.
LINCOLN HILLS overpowered AMBITIOUS GUARD in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
PETROSIAN won victory over SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 2 minute novice's duel.
POKORNA vanquished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   1 -  1      86  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         BASHING ATTACK    21 -   9 -  1      70  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   8 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        14 -  14 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  18 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   5 -  0       0  |

Turn 719 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    1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BAERUS 4399                10   4  1   92 WRATHMEN (387)
PARRY-LUNGE      USURPER 4447               12   1  1   75 DUNGEON CELL (388)
LUNGING ATTACK   EARL 4429                  13  11  0   71 FANDILS (75)
BASHING ATTACK   LINCOLN HILLS 4506          6   5  1   46 FANDILS (75)
AIMED BLOW       INQUISITOR 4422             8   6  0   42 DUNGEON CELL (388)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is EARL 4429.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
BAERUS 4399.  The ten other most popular fighters were EARL 4429, RUY LOPEZ 4461, 
LINCOLN HILLS 4506, HEADSMAN 4423, USURPER 4447, GRANDMA CLARA 4504, PETROSIAN 4520, 
DA1 4533, DA2 4532, and INQUISITOR 4422.

The least popular fighter this week was CANTEX 4527.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CARLSEN 4523, ALEKHINE 4473, POKORNA 4521, INQUISITOR 4422, DA2 4532, 
DA1 4533, PETROSIAN 4520, GRANDMA CLARA 4504, USURPER 4447, and HEADSMAN 4423.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament. 

                        NINOS HEROE (23-4516) SKI TAOS  (388) 
                WINNING ISNT EVRTHNG (43-3604) FEARLESS LOSERS  (359) 
                      FRENCH KISS (73-590) WORLDWIDE GORE  (36) 
                       8TH ATTEMPT (82-11378) BELOW PAR  (1651) 
                  CHANGING BUFFALO (82-18031) TRIBAL COUNCIL  (2759) 
                   REAL REALITY (84-10296) SUPE FORCES 0907  (1855) 
                       SPICY TRICEP (84-13301) 051410A  (2337) 
                 BARETTA NANO (84-27549) STORMY'S TROOPERS 11  (4888) 
                BEUFORD ANDERSON (84-28184) MEDAL OF HONOR 1A1  (5005) 
                      LIFE IS GOOD (84-36076) AL BUMS IX  (4438) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes