DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/08/2013    Duedate: 12/05/2013

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-365

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

KOROSHIYA ICHI
LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
(28-4976) [16-4-3,132]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

KOROSHIYA ICHI                 BROTHER BIGFOOT
LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)       HILLTOP GURUS (552)
(28-4976) [16-4-3,132]         (28-5047) [3-0-0,28]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FREDDY FENDER                  BROTHER BIGFOOT
OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)         HILLTOP GURUS (552)
(28-3956) [14-20-1,92]         (28-5047) [3-0-0,28]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)    47
2. OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)      22      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. THE WOLF PACK (546)         20      Unchartered Team
4. HILLTOP GURUS (552)         18
5. DODGE BULLETS (126)          6      HILLTOP GURUS (552)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*HILLTOP GURUS (552)        5   2  0 71.4   1/ 3 LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)  9  3 1
 2/ 1 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)    171  96  5 64.0   2/ 2 ZODIAC (536)              8  7 0
 3/ 3 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)   227 204 10 52.7   3/ 1 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)    7  6 0
 4/ 4 LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543) 236 227 16 51.0   4/ 4 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     6  3 0
 5/ 6 DODGE BULLETS (126)      504 514 14 49.5   5/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)       5  9 0
 6/ 7 ZODIAC (536)              73  90  2 44.8   6/ 6 THE WOLF PACK (546)       4  8 0
 7/ 8 THE WOLF PACK (546)       27  34  1 44.3   7/ 8*HILLTOP GURUS (552)       3  1 0
 8- 9*CARESS OF STEEL (549)      4   7  1 36.4   8- 9*CARESS OF STEEL (549)     1  0 0
 9/10*ERA OF TERROR (487)       12  25  1 32.4   9/ 7*ERA OF TERROR (487)       1  6 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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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 318): DUCK WITH SWORDS of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): THE BEATLES of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): DARGON of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 269): EDMONDS of GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): THE BROKEN CLAN (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 364): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): THE CANUCKS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 317): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): BAAL'S MINIONS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 321): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 298): SPARF! (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 291): CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 268): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 268): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): GASHOUSE GANG (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): CHAPEL OF GHOULS (Var, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 266): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 367): XARGOTH of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
                           ELDARRAN of THE BRETHREN (?, mgr.)
               (turn 366): YOSEMITE of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 362): GENERAL PURPOSE of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 340): THE JANITOR of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                               A TALENT SCOUT of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): AURORA MARIE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 334): PAUL of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
                   (turn 333): CARLA of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 315): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 314): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 269): DON CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 84): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Greetings.  It is with great honour that I take the title of Duelmaster.  Did I
expect to be here?  Yes, but not this soon.  I think it is safe to assume that
Mercury and Anne Tenna were too afraid to fight Travel.  Now that I am here, I expect
to keep the title for a long time.
     Travel, I know your manager hates my fighting style.  But I want to say good
fight to you.  You were bit out of sorts trying to withstand my assault, but there
was no way around it.  You were going to lose.  Unfortunately, it wasn't your stable
mate, Accrued Interest, in your place.  I still want a rematch with him.
     I've noticed something interesting while having my morning tea and reading.  The
duelmaster, me, has less points than the top challenger champion.  How often has this
happened?  If only Anne Tenna wasn't afraid of Travel, she might be sitting here now.
Just a thought.
     And speaking of the challenger champions; I see that Mercury and Anne Tenna are
both in line for shots at the title.  Mercury has beaten me every time we've met.  I
am 0-2 against him.  I think it is time to try a strategy that I am not known for....
     Can any of you tell me how to get in touch with the spymaster named Novgorodny
Vir?  A collector from Arthur's Last Stand presented me with a very enormous bill.
The owner was told that I would pay for Novgorodny's night out.  Who drinks 80 pints
of ale and eats an entire ham?!?!  I guess I can console myself with the thought that
he poisoned himself with alcohol and meat.  Maybe a little fish here and there.  But
swine?!?!?  Disgusting!  It is time for me to go.  I have to meditate before my
match.
     I hurt with cruelty those who would damage me.

Koroshiya Ichi

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of MORYA!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp Eyes, 
Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team OTTO'S MECHANICS was 
unseated this week as LORD OF DISCIPLINE moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top 
spot with a 3-1-1 record for the round.  WATER RAT caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested MARY MEI and was awarded 19 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, WATER RAT put down MARY MEI, 
causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing has 
KOROSHIYA ICHI 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 MORYA 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.  I saw one fighter that warriors 
avoided when this week's challenge seeking began.  EXPENSE ACCOUNT 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 EXPENSE ACCOUNT.  Indeed it was ZODIAC.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after POP TARGET.  Watch your back!  I cannot but express pride for the 
fearlessness of TANK who cast caution to the winds and challenged VENUS, a fighter 26 
points higher.  The THE WOLF PACK stable will be up late tonight, for indeed it was 
TANK who claimed victory in the contest, ascending 25 in recognition!   
     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 MERCURY, at 11-10-1, departed MORYA forever.  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 MORYA.  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:  a fool 
flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise are angered by the same thing only 
once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOROSHIYA ICHI 4976          16   4  3   132       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANNE TENNA 4053              19   7  0   118       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 FREDDY FENDER 3956           14  20  1    92       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRAVEL 5005                  10   2  0    92       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 POP TARGET 4817              19  25  0    85       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HUB CAPP 4168                13   8  0    66       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
 WATER RAT 5045                5   2  0    65       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
 FLO VALVE 4243                6   7  0    60       OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-INSURANCE 5006                6   6  0    51       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 TANK 5017                     4   4  1    51       THE WOLF PACK (546)
 CONSULTATION 5041             8   0  0    47       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 PSYCHO DAD 4931               9  12  0    43       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
 MARY MEI 5016                11   4  0    42       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 ACCRUED INTEREST 4796         8   8  0    38       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 URANUS 5025                   5   6  0    38       ZODIAC (536)
 VENUS 5013                    9   6  0    37       ZODIAC (536)
 LUCKY LOOIE 5022              7   6  0    37       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 KEIGHAN 5026                  5   2  0    37       THE WOLF PACK (546)
-SHOW OF HANDS 5011            2   1  0    35       CARESS OF STEEL (549)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PLUTO 5014                    6   9  0    31       ZODIAC (536)
-KIM 4988                      7   5  0    28       THE WOLF PACK (546)
 BROTHER BIGFOOT 5047          3   0  0    28       HILLTOP GURUS (552)
 YETI SVENGALI 5049            2   2  0    27       HILLTOP GURUS (552)
 MONGO CRUSH 5024              6   6  0    24       LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TIGRESS 4990                  5   7  0    22       THE WOLF PACK (546)
 STORM WARNING 5033            4   7  0    19       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 PRIDE OF CARTHAGE 4379        3   6  0    17       ERA OF TERROR (487)
-RAZOR TOOTH RUTH 4378         4   3  1    16       ERA OF TERROR (487)
-STALINGRAD 42 4377            3   4  0    13       ERA OF TERROR (487)
 JUPITER 5051                  3   3  0    12       ZODIAC (536)
 PREPAID EXPENSE 5054          2   1  0     9       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
-FAWN-EYED GIRL 5008           1   1  1     8       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
-MYSTIC RHYTHM 5009            1   1  0     4       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
-RJ 5053                       0   3  0     4       THE WOLF PACK (546)
-BY-TOR 5010                   0   2  0     2       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
-UNCLE FIRESIDE 5007           0   2  0     2       CARESS OF STEEL (549)
 SLINGER 5060                  0   1  0     1       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-UNDER MY SKIN 5058            0   1  0     1       ERA OF TERROR (487)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
MERCURY 4974           11 10 1 ZODIAC 536           KOROSHIYA ICHI 4976   365   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Koroshiya Ichi -- You fought the better fight and are the true Duelmaster.  I bow to
you. -- Travel

Kim -- You should have invested in at least a small policy.  Oh, well; maybe next
time you will learn? -- Insurance

Persistent beggar -- Keep on being persistent.  I like that.  I like wins. -- Prepaid
Expense

A salute to a fine Duelmaster from Lord Of Discipline:  Koroshiya ichi. -- Finance
Manager

Pride of Carthage -- You broke my favourite shield! -- Psycho Dad

Tank -- That was easy.  How did you manage to beat Koroshiya? -- Water Rat

RJ -- .... -- Mongo Crush

He says that he is sorry for the down challenge. -- Psycho Dad

All -- Due to circumstances beyond my control--or anybody's!--I haven't had time to
write personals for this arena today.  I'll try to do better next time.  See you
then. -- Jorja

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

HUB CAPP was bested by POP TARGET in a 2 minute gruesome master's Challenge fight.
CONSULTATION subdued KEIGHAN in a 4 minute Challenge melee.
WATER RAT demolished MARY MEI in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
TANK devastated VENUS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
PREPAID EXPENSE was savagely defeated by BROTHER BIGFOOT in a 3 minute match.
KOROSHIYA ICHI assassinated MERCURY in a 2 minute one-sided Title struggle.
FREDDY FENDER devastated VETERAN MERCENARY in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
FLO VALVE handily defeated ACCRUED INTEREST in a action packed 1 minute uneven melee.
PSYCHO DAD was outwaited by THE USEROUS MERCHANT in a crowd boring 8 minute fight.
PRIDE OF CARTHAGE lost to YETI SVENGALI in a 1 minute fight.
PLUTO was overpowered by LUCKY LOOIE in a 1 minute uneven match.
URANUS overpowered STORM WARNING in a 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.
JUPITER was outwaited by MONGO CRUSH in a unpopular 12 minute conflict.
SLINGER was subdued by JAR JAR BINKS in a 2 minute amateur's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         AIMED BLOW        21 -   8 -  1      72  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  18 -  1      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         TOTAL PARRY       31 -  28 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  21 -  0      49  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         PARRY-LUNGE       13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         BASHING ATTACK    18 -  23 -  2      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL      7 -  15 -  0      32  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   6 -  0       0  |

Turn 365 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     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         3  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        2 -  4         2  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       KOROSHIYA ICHI 4976        16   4  3  132 LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
TOTAL PARRY      HUB CAPP 4168              13   8  0   66 OTTO'S MECHANICS (226)
SLASHING ATTACK  WATER RAT 5045              5   2  0   65 LORD OF DISCIPLINE (543)
PARRY-LUNGE      VENUS 5013                  9   6  0   37 ZODIAC (536)
WALL OF STEEL    KEIGHAN 5026                5   2  0   37 THE WOLF PACK (546)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FREDDY FENDER 3956.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BROTHER BIGFOOT 5047.  The ten other most popular fighters were POP TARGET 
4817, KOROSHIYA ICHI 4976, KEIGHAN 5026, FREDDY FENDER 3956, FLO VALVE 4243, URANUS 
5025, TANK 5017, YETI SVENGALI 5049, LUCKY LOOIE 5022, and HUB CAPP 4168.

The least popular fighter this week was MONGO CRUSH 5024.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JUPITER 5051, PSYCHO DAD 4931, STORM WARNING 5033, PLUTO 5014, 
PRIDE OF CARTHAGE 4379, VENUS 5013, MARY MEI 5016, CONSULTATION 5041, SLINGER 5060, 
and ACCRUED INTEREST 4796.