DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/18/2016    Duedate: 01/30/2016

ARDIVENT ARENA

DM-46    TURN-727

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

HEADSMAN
DUNGEON CELL (388)
(46-4423) [15-5-1,129]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

HEADSMAN                       PRETTY PRANKSTER
DUNGEON CELL (388)             WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
(46-4423) [15-5-1,129]         (46-4508) [5-3-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

RUY LOPEZ                      PIGPEN
WE GOT GAME (289)              THE 27 CLUB (374)
(46-4461) [12-8-1,100]         (46-4432) [9-11-1,44]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE 27 CLUB (374)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WEIRD STUDENTS (394)        18
2. WE GOT GAME (289)           16      WRATHMEN (387)
3. DUNGEON CELL (388)          14      Unchartered Team
4. THE 27 CLUB (374)            8
5. EXOTIC BLADES (373)          0      WEIRD STUDENTS (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 WRATHMEN (387)            92  41  7 69.2   1/ 1 THE 27 CLUB (374)         7  1 0
 2/ 2*WEIRD STUDENTS (394)      20  11  1 64.5   2/ 2 DUNGEON CELL (388)        7  2 0
 3- 3*EXOTIC BLADES (373)       14   9  3 60.9   3/ 3 FANDILS (75)              5  4 0
 4/ 4 DUNGEON CELL (388)        50  33  2 60.2   4/ 6*WEIRD STUDENTS (394)      2  3 1
 5/ 5 FANDILS (75)             %1388 942 48 59.6   5/ 4 WRATHMEN (387)            2  5 0
 6/ 6 WE GOT GAME (289)        110  76  9 59.1   6- 5*EXOTIC BLADES (373)       1  2 0
 7/ 7 THE 27 CLUB (374)        162 133  6 54.9   7/ 7 WE GOT GAME (289)         1  3 1

    '*'   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.  RUY LOPEZ caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested INQUISITOR and was awarded 23 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, PRETTY PRANKSTER put 
down MAXWELL CHARLES, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  
The city has turned out in honor of HEADSMAN, 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!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  WE GOT GAME is feared.  This much 
I can say.  Apparently the stalwarts of FANDILS are catching the bulk of jests down 
at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  The warrior's path is harsh.  For mediocrity there is but one 
reward--death.  This past week INQUISITOR, at 11-8-0, departed ARDIVENT forever.  
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                  
 HEADSMAN 4423                15   5  1   129       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RUY LOPEZ 4461               12   8  1   100       WE GOT GAME (289)
 USURPER 4447                 16   2  1    96       DUNGEON CELL (388)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRANDMA CLARA 4504            7   6  0    78       FANDILS (75)
-WINEHOUSE 4433               12   9  0    73       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-EARL 4429                    13  13  0    67       FANDILS (75)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-FREAKY TAH 4440               8   5  2    62       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-LINCOLN HILLS 4506           11   7  1    61       FANDILS (75)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ETERNITY 4244                 3   3  0    46       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
 PIGPEN 4432                   9  11  1    44       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-EXPERT 4539                   4   1  0    41       WRATHMEN (387)
-EXXON 4332                    4   1  1    39       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
-LOUIS CHAUVIN 4496            3   0  0    34       THE 27 CLUB (374)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRETTY PRANKSTER 4508         5   3  0    32       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-SLAYER 4247                   5   3  2    31       EXOTIC BLADES (373)
-CHYNARAE 4528                 4   1  0    30       WRATHMEN (387)
-INSANE IAN 4501               5   0  0    28       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-PETROSIAN 4520                3   2  0    24       WE GOT GAME (289)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CANTEX 4527                   6   4  0    23       FANDILS (75)
 TOTALLY TED 4518              2   0  1    23       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-NAT JAFFE 4495                2   1  0    23       THE 27 CLUB (374)
-LUCKY LARRY 4502              3   2  0    21       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
-SELFISH SELFIE 4499           3   5  0    18       WEIRD STUDENTS (394)
 CARLSEN 4523                  3   2  1    13       WE GOT GAME (289)
-DEEP BLUE 4537                2   2  0    12       WE GOT GAME (289)
 MAXWELL CHARLES 4554          1   1  0    12       FANDILS (75)
-POKORNA 4521                  2   2  0     8       WE GOT GAME (289)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      TOTALLY TED 4518      727  NONE
INQUISITOR 4422        11  8 0 DUNGEON CELL 388     RUY LOPEZ 4461        727   
THE MAIDEN 4517         4  2 0 DUNGEON CELL 388     FREAKY TAH 4440       724   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

RUY LOPEZ butchered INQUISITOR in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
CANTEX outwaited CARLSEN in a dull 9 minute brutal Challenge battle.
BAERUS was overpowered by HEADSMAN in a 1 minute mismatched Title duel.
USURPER devastated M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
PIGPEN subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute competition.
TOTALLY TED butchered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PRETTY PRANKSTER devastated MAXWELL CHARLES 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                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   9 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         BASHING ATTACK    12 -   9 -  1      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  1      56  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         9 -   8 -  0      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  16 -  3      53  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   3 -  0       0  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         WALL OF STEEL      0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 727 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  HEADSMAN 4423              15   5  1  129 DUNGEON CELL (388)
LUNGING ATTACK   RUY LOPEZ 4461             12   8  1  100 WE GOT GAME (289)
PARRY-LUNGE      USURPER 4447               16   2  1   96 DUNGEON CELL (388)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is RUY LOPEZ 4461.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was PIGPEN 4432.  The ten other most popular fighters were HEADSMAN 4423, RUY LOPEZ 
4461, USURPER 4447, INQUISITOR 4422, TOTALLY TED 4518, PRETTY PRANKSTER 4508, MAXWELL 
CHARLES 4554, CARLSEN 4523, CANTEX 4527, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was CANTEX 4527.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CARLSEN 4523, MAXWELL CHARLES 4554, PRETTY PRANKSTER 4508, TOTALLY TED 
4518, INQUISITOR 4422, USURPER 4447, RUY LOPEZ 4461, HEADSMAN 4423, PIGPEN 4432, and  
0.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

USURPER (46-4447) DUNGEON CELL (388)

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

BAERUS (46-4399) WRATHMEN (387)

                    SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEW ORLEANS, LOUISIANA!

At long last, we are finally having a summer FTF in New Orleans!  It will be held on 
July 15-17, 2016, at the beautiful Hilton New Orleans/St. Charles Avenue in downtown 
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please let us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/July16FTF 

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI