DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/26/2015    Duedate: 11/07/2015

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-721

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAERUS
WRATHMEN (387)
(46-4399) [11-5-1,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAERUS                         POSITION IS EMPTY
WRATHMEN (387)                 
(46-4399) [11-5-1,94]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

EARL                           CHYNARAE
FANDILS (75)                   WRATHMEN (387)
(46-4429) [13-12-0,67]         (46-4528) [2-0-0,19]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FANDILS (75)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WRATHMEN (387)              58
2. WE GOT GAME (289)           25      WRATHMEN (387)
3. G-HIVE (396)                 1      Unchartered Team
4. DUNGEON CELL (388)           0
5. FANDILS (75)                -5      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)            83  29  7 74.1   1/ 1 FANDILS (75)              9  3 0
 2/ 2 FANDILS (75)             %1379 933 48 59.6   2/ 4 WE GOT GAME (289)         5  5 1
 3/ 3 WE GOT GAME (289)        104  71  8 59.4   3/ 2 WRATHMEN (387)            4  3 0
 4- 4 DUNGEON CELL (388)        38  27  2 58.5   4- 3 DUNGEON CELL (388)        1  2 1
 5/ 5*G-HIVE (396)               0   4  0  0.0   5/ 5*G-HIVE (396)              0  4 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.

Wow!  Now, that was embarrassing.  And to earn five awards for the turn?  After losing 
to a NPC?  At least it allows the opportunity for recruitment.

For those interested... Solaarrin 15-3-11-13-21-8-13 ST, which leaves me as the only 
original member left.  Feheadrae is going to attempt to fight her way back this 
tourney.  Sitting right at 20fe...but still a long shot.

Good luck to you all in the tourney! 

                                          -- Baerus

                                      SPY REPORT

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to ARDIVENT once again!  What's with DEEP BLUE?  It actually beat 
ARDIVENT's TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE, and walked away with 20 more points from the fight.  
Major screwup at WE GOT GAME.  POKORNA lost 14 points to EXPERT.  Some new 
strategies, perhaps?  Maybe POKORNA will provide more easy wins...  EARL was reminded 
on the sands why BAERUS is Duelmaster.  Advice to fighters with a 1 will--give up 
fighting!   
     No matter the time or place, men will always duel.  The most avoided team was WE 
GOT GAME.  In my day, no team with a 101-69-7 would scare me off!  What's the 
problem, FANDILS?   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Many a warrior has met his fate in a hungover 
stupor.  You young rapscallions, take note!   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
ARDIVENT is a nice place to live, but I don't like to live in nice places.  Time for 
my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAERUS 4399                  11   5  1    94       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  12  0    67       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUY LOPEZ 4461                9   7  0    63       WE GOT GAME (289)
 GRANDMA CLARA 4504            5   6  0    59       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INQUISITOR 4422               8   6  0    42       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 LINCOLN HILLS 4506            7   6  1    41       FANDILS (75)
-THE MAIDEN 4517               3   1  0    38       DUNGEON CELL (388)
 MILDRED LEONA 4434            8  12  1    37       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANTEX 4527                   4   0  0    32       FANDILS (75)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEEP BLUE 4537                1   0  0    20       WE GOT GAME (289)
 CHYNARAE 4528                 2   0  0    19       WRATHMEN (387)
 CARLSEN 4523                  2   1  1    18       WE GOT GAME (289)
 EXPERT 4539                   1   0  0    14       WRATHMEN (387)
 PETROSIAN 4520                2   2  0     8       WE GOT GAME (289)
 POKORNA 4521                  2   1  0     7       WE GOT GAME (289)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      CARLSEN 4523          721  NONE
DA3 4541                0  1 0 G-HIVE 396           MOUNTAIN TROLL        721  NONE
ALEKHINE 4473           7  5 2 WE GOT GAME 289      HEADSMAN 4423         719   

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
NO 4538                 0  1 0 WRATHMEN 387         MISTRESS FANDETT      721  NONE
UGH 4540                0  1 0 WRATHMEN 387         MISTRESS FANDETT      721  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Chessmaster, you asked ..... 'Whatever happened to managers who write personal ads 
every turn?"  I answer ... I outlived them. (wink) Truly, I don't know. There are a 
few personal writers around, and a few arenas seem to have a plethora, but the days of 
arena play being king are gone. Soon so shall I. -- Fandil The Wise (Celebrating 70 on 
Oct 27.)

Carlson, good idea, I need killing. I am sure my rollup would be an improvement. -- 
Cantex

Shucks, Happy Peasant, Ruthless Jaywalker, and Friendly Constable, thanks for standing 
in. But we really wanted to play some chess. -- Lincoln Hills, Grandma Clara, and 
Cantex, Fandils all

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

Baerus, you seemed to get the humility part right, Sir. (chuckle) Losing to an NPC and 
winning the crown is attuned to passing out the donation basket, coming up empty, and 
singing glorious praises at recessional.. -- WOF

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA3 was butchered by MOUNTAIN TROLL in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
UGH was slaughtered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
NO was murdered by MISTRESS FANDETTE in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
BAERUS vanquished EARL in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
RUY LOPEZ overpowered MILDRED LEONA in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
LINCOLN HILLS was bested by VISITING ORC in a 2 minute expert vs. novice upset brawl.
GRANDMA CLARA devastated AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched match.
CANTEX outwaited HAPPY PEASANT in a dull 9 minute beginner's fight.
POKORNA was unbelievably bested by EXPERT in a slow 16 minute beginner's duel.
CARLSEN slaughtered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
CHYNARAE savagely defeated PETROSIAN in a 3 minute gory novice's melee.
DEEP BLUE demolished TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    16 -   8 -  1      67  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   6 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  15 -  2      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         8 -  11 -  1      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 721 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BAERUS 4399                11   5  1   94 WRATHMEN (387)
LUNGING ATTACK   EARL 4429                  13  12  0   67 FANDILS (75)
BASHING ATTACK   LINCOLN HILLS 4506          7   6  1   41 FANDILS (75)
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 
CHYNARAE 4528.  The ten other most popular fighters were RUY LOPEZ 4461, BAERUS 4399, 
GRANDMA CLARA 4504, DEEP BLUE 4537, DA3 4541, LINCOLN HILLS 4506, CARLSEN 4523, UGH 
4540, NO 4538, and EARL 4429.

The least popular fighter this week was EXPERT 4539.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CANTEX 4527, POKORNA 4521, PETROSIAN 4520, MILDRED LEONA 4434, EARL 
4429, NO 4538, UGH 4540, CARLSEN 4523, LINCOLN HILLS 4506, and DA3 4541.