DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/25/2014    Duedate: 05/22/2014

MORYA ARENA

DM-28    TURN-371

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TRAVEL
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
(28-5005) [13-3-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TRAVEL                         MICAH
EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)          THE PROPHETS (555)
(28-5005) [13-3-0,107]         (28-5078) [1-0-1,16]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MERCURY                        VENUS
PLANETS (536)                  PLANETS (536)
(28-4974) [13-11-1,100]        (28-5013) [12-7-0,66]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE PROPHETS (555)          51
2. LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (543)   33      EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
3. GHOSTWALKERS (553)          27      Unchartered Team
4. PLANETS (536)               14
5. EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)        9      THE PROPHETS (555)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1 BASH BROS BODY (541)      19   5  0 79.2   1/ 3 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)     6  4 0
 2- 2 MY GENERATION (533)       60  34  4 63.8   2/ 4 LORDS OF DISCIPLIN (543)  6  7 0
 3/ 3 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)    180 103  5 63.6   3/ 1 DODGE BULLETS (126)       6  9 1
 4/ 0*THE PROPHETS (555)         3   2  1 60.0   4- 5 BASH BROS BODY (541)      4  0 0
 5/ 4 LORDS OF DISCIPLIN (543) 249 239 16 51.0   5/ 2 PLANETS (536)             4  4 1
 6/ 5 DODGE BULLETS (126)      516 532 16 49.2   6/ 0*THE PROPHETS (555)        3  2 1
 7/ 6 PLANETS (536)             86  99  3 46.5   7- 6 MY GENERATION (533)       2  0 0
 8/ 7 GHOSTWALKERS (553)        16  27  3 37.2   8/ 7 GHOSTWALKERS (553)        2  3 0
 9- 8*FANATIC FURY (544)         0   1  0  0.0   9- 8*FANATIC FURY (544)        0  1 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

     The cemetery was still and quiet.  Row upon row of grave markers stood in
straight rank.  They looked like stone soldiers of some silent army awaiting a
command from their general.  Some of the markers were simple rectangle shaped piece
of white stone or marble.  Some were that but had rounded edges.  There were
religious symbols and obelisk.  There were even some of sculptured busts.   One would
suspect it was a likeness of the person buried there.  Some of the markers had vases
with flowers.
     A lone man walked amongst the graves.  His clothes were somber.  Boots, pants,
shirt; all black.  He wore his long black hair in a combination top knot on the top
and the back cascaded over his shoulders.  His beard and moustache were shaved and
trimmed thin.  In his right hand he carried what looked to be a basket wrapped in
white cloth.  The man weaved through the ocean of markers, and every now and then,
stopped to read a name.  There was one in particular he was looking for.
     After several minutes, he finally found the marker he was looking for.  The
marker read, "Mary Mei.  May you finally know peace."
     The man placed the basket on the down and then kneeled on the ground.  He then
sat back with legs which were folded beneath his thighs and rested on his heels.  The
man rested his hands on the top of his thighs, palms down and his fingers close
together.  He closed his eyes as if he was saying a silent prayer.  When he opened
his eyes, he spoke aloud.
     "Hello, Mary.  This is Koroshiya.  We have not formally met but perhaps you have
heard of me."
     Koroshiya's modesty aside, she had heard of him.  Every gladiator in Morya knew
who he was.  He had been a duelmaster, after all.  He'd also gains notoriety for
going 5-0-1 before his first loss.
     "I come here to honour you.  My biggest regret is that I never had the chance to
test skills with you on the sand.  You, Accrued Interest, and I were probably the
most talented warriors of our style this arena has seen in a long time.  I have
watched you two from the stand and I have to say that both of your skills were
impressive."
     Once again, the young man was being modest.  Koroshiya held back the part where
he felt that their techniques weren't as refined as his.  He once thought that
Accrued Interest's technique was akin to a charging bull goring at whoever came too
close.  But Mary had some sadness in her.  It was some kind of demon that she wasn't
able to exorcise.  If that demon was tamed, she would have been a deadlier force than
him.
     Koroshiya undid the knot of the white cloth at the top of the basket and let it
fall to the damp grass.  This revealed a wicker basket with twenty-four white lilies
resting on their sides in it.  He then placed the basket with the lilies next to the
grave.
     "Please consider this a token of my respect.  Rest well, brave warrior."
     Koroshiya stood and picked up the white cloth he had brought.  He then walked
away folding the cloth into a square, stuffed it into his pocket, and walked away.

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): CLYDE D'CLUB of PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): EYE BAGS of BASH BROS BODY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 368): MALICE of ASSASSINATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): ISRAFELof DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): BENEZIA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): WITCHCRAZE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): KINGU of MESOPOTAMIA (Var, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SUN QIAN of WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 305): QUI GONG of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): RATTLER of SERPENTS HOLD (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): KID FUNKY FRIED of DEADLY RAGE (Var, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 273): BALLIOL BLACKMOON of DRAGONBANE GUILD (Nomad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): WEIRD ALCHEMY (La Guillotine, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 370): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 368): BASH BROS OCEAN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 324): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 346): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): GARBAGE PAIL KIDS (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 327): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 305): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): ELDER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): OUTER GODS (Var, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): BASH BROS ROADSIDE (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 273): CHUCK'S PINUPS (Chuck, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 373): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 369): KOROSHIYA ICHI of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 323): MALICE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 340): MANDORALLEN of PAWN OF PROPHECY (Gentleben, mgr.)
                   (turn 339): PETIT JARDINIA of LES TURFISTES (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
                               NORM of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 321): SINISTER SAINT of IRON CATHEDRAL (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 298): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 274): MUSHROOM of PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 275): VIRUS of BASH BROS MICROSOFT (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 275): WONTON NOT NOW of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 90): CUSTODIAN of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                   (turn 89): CORNELIUS of NONSUCH HOUSE (Dimetras, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Farewell, sweet Morya.  My fighting is finished until after my Champions run,
which will come some time in 2015 according to Assur.  It has been too short!

-- Eye Bags

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon MORYA, for I, 
Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  DODGE BULLETS?  Who?  EXPENSE ACCOUNT is the top team 
these days, buddies!  LORDS OF DISCIPLINE had cause to celebrate, after WICKER 
GREMLIN got 23 points by beating JONAH.  A certain someone should cut down on the 
drinking and practice more, after losing 8 points to JUPITER.  (Discrete enough, 
SLINGER?) A certain someone saw EYE BAGS at Salty's Chowder House with the shakes, 
and now he fails to show up to defend his throne.  What a pathetic slob!  What can be 
a greater victory?  TRAVEL has taken its place as the top, as MORYA's new Duelmaster. 
Word has it one team in MORYA is taking speech lessons to try to bore their opponent 
to death.  I'll bet it works.   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Like a horde of jackals fleeing from 
the lion, so did the "warriors" in MORYA avoid DODGE BULLETS.  The warriors of DODGE 
BULLETS found their efforts at combat frustrated as LORDS OF DISCIPLINE apparently 
had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, PLUTO could 
open up a fast food joint!  Do my ears deceive me?  VENUS (outclassed by 27 points) 
challenged POP TARGET, in what promises to be a fight.(!) It's not whether you win or 
lose, but how many points you get (4).  Right, VENUS?  THUMPER challenged MONGO 
CRUSH!  Who says GHOSTWALKERS are just a bunch of wimps!  THUMPER of GHOSTWALKERS 
kept his wits as he was subdued by MONGO CRUSH.  My love of complete Spyreports 
dictates that I note the mismatched fight, MERCURY and TRAVEL.  Are PLANETS unwilling 
to engage in a fair fight?  I thought MERCURY showed great skill and promise when he 
was subdued by TRAVEL.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not for whom the sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in MORYA is the highlight of my life.  Keep those 
sands bloody and the buzzards fat!  Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing 
Spyreports for MORYA?  On that giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRAVEL 5005                  13   3  0   107       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE BAGS 4910                10   0  0   125       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-FUNKY CHICKEN 4816           16  11  1   101       MY GENERATION (533)
 MERCURY 4974                 13  11  1   100       PLANETS (536)
 POP TARGET 4817              21  29  0    93       DODGE BULLETS (126)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ELECTRIC BOOGALOO 4813        9   4  2    90       MY GENERATION (533)
 WATER RAT 5045                9   4  0    84       LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (543)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VENUS 5013                   12   7  0    66       PLANETS (536)
 URANUS 5025                   7   9  1    66       PLANETS (536)
 PLUTO 5014                   10  10  0    60       PLANETS (536)
 ACCRUED INTEREST 4796        11   8  0    57       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PSYCHO DAD 4931              10  17  0    51       LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (543)
 CONSULTATION 5041            10   1  0    51       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 MONGO CRUSH 5024             10   8  0    44       LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (543)
 LUCKY LOOIE 5022              9  10  0    44       DODGE BULLETS (126)
-BIG GUT 4911                  5   3  0    44       BASH BROS BODY (541)
-HONG KONG FOOEY 4834          8   4  0    39       MY GENERATION (533)
 INSURANCE 5006                6   9  0    35       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JUPITER 5051                  5   6  0    33       PLANETS (536)
 STORM WARNING 5033            6  11  0    29       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 THUMPER 5068                  5   6  0    26       GHOSTWALKERS (553)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WICKER GREMLIN 5052           1   0  0    23       LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (543)
-I'M JUST A BILL 4815          3   2  0    21       MY GENERATION (533)
 SLINGER 5060                  4   3  2    17       DODGE BULLETS (126)
 MICAH 5078                    1   0  1    16       THE PROPHETS (555)
-PREPAID EXPENSE 5054          3   3  0    15       EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
 AMOS 5079                     1   0  0    15       THE PROPHETS (555)
 NAHUM 5077                    1   0  0    10       THE PROPHETS (555)
 JONAH 5076                    0   1  0     9       THE PROPHETS (555)
 FLINT 5064                    1   0  0     6       GHOSTWALKERS (553)
 MATCH 5063                    1   0  0     5       GHOSTWALKERS (553)
 BIG GUY JACKIE 5080           0   1  0     5       LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (543)
-MONSTER 4979                  0   1  0     1       FANATIC FURY (544)
 MYRON MEI 5081                0   1  0     1       DODGE BULLETS (126)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OBADIAH 5075                  0   1  0     1       THE PROPHETS (555)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
PERSISTENT BEGGA        0  0 0                      MICAH 5078            371  NONE
MARY MEI 5016          13  7 0 DODGE BULLETS 126    URANUS 5025           370   
STEEL 5065              0  1 0 GHOSTWALKERS 553     ARENAMASTER NOR       371  NONE
STRIKER 5062            5  6 1 GHOSTWALKERS 553     BANDIT PRINCE         371  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Water Rat -- You should get around more; see the world.  You can't beat me being a
homebody, you know? -- Travel

Mr. Orc -- No wonder you were captured.  Perhaps a little practice to get some of
that belly off?  But thanks for the easy "w." -- Consultation

A salute to Eye Bags, a fine and exciting Duelmaster. -- Finance Manager and The
Expense Accounts

Health.  Humility.  Honor.  (and budget cuts) -- Finance Manager

I love the sound of steel ringing in my ears, the smell of fresh blood.  Today is a
good day to die. -- Jonah

Dodge Bullets -- I thought Mary Me was a fine fighter with good prospects.  After
losing the previous three times I challenged her, I did not expect her to die. --
Uranus

All -- I won my last fight in a MASTER's brawl. -- Pluto (feeling his self-esteem
growing)

Psycho Dad -- Some mentally ill people hear voices in their heads that exist only in
their imaginations.  They may feel persecuted by people that are simply acting
normally.

In case you are spacey or reality is warped for you, it may be pointless to transmit
this, but you have been losing a lot.  Perhaps you will consider seeking psychiatric
help. -- Stargazer

Slinger -- You executed a nice slingshot maneuver while orbiting me.  Kudos. --
Jupiter (feeling outdone)

Morya -- I hope to be back, but Assur says he's defunding this team for now. -- Big
Gut

     "Defunding"?

Storm Warning -- A warning?  I'm used to taking shots to the gut, not warnings.
Assur liked the idea of me with a big one using it to win fights. -- Big Gut

Lucky Looie -- ...? -- Mongo Crush

He ask if maybe you would like to pick a different profession. -- Psycho Dad

Jorja -- Sounds like fun.  But I will let you enjoy it all.  :)  I don' like
tornadoes. -- Longshot

Pluto -- You again?  Do you miss us? -- Psycho Dad

Travel -- You know, I used to like to travel.  Not anymore. -- Water Rat

Slinger -- What happened?  You didn't feel like getting a kill last turn?  Maybe
Jupiter is smart enough not to take your food and bed. -- Water Rat

Is it us or is it looking a little dark around here? -- Psycho Dad

Eye Bags -- At least make sure you get a good night's sleep before that future
tourney. -- Jorja

Koroshiya Ichi -- I do hope to graduate, but I plan to avoid the Isle if so.  Too
many youngsters to make me look mediocre. -- Pop Target

Water Rat -- I aim to please. -- Slinger

One-four for us, and a death.  Not a good showing.

Electric Boogaloo -- I'm too old for that stuff.  My knees creak. -- Pop Target

Uranus -- Well, damn.  You don't happen to be in the pay of my "husband," do you?  If
so, better make sure you get your money.  He's noted for his lack of virtues, and one
of the virtues he lacks is being good for his word. -- Ghost of Mary Mei

Big Gut -- I got distracted looking for the roller skate that was holding up your
gut. -- Storm Warning

Mongo Crush -- Oh, just heck! -- Lucky Looie

Jupiter -- I hope you break out in red spots all over. -- Slinger

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STRIKER was butchered by BANDIT PRINCE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
STEEL was slaughtered by ARENAMASTER NOR in a 3 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
MERCURY was outlasted by TRAVEL in a 7 minute expert's Challenge Title fight.
URANUS was savagely defeated by WATER RAT in a exciting 1 minute Challenge fight.
VENUS was bested by POP TARGET in a crowd pleasing 4 minute veteran's Challenge duel.
PSYCHO DAD was viciously subdued by PLUTO in a 8 minute Challenge competition.
THUMPER was unbelievably bested by MONGO CRUSH in a 5 minute Challenge duel.
ACCRUED INTEREST vanquished STORM WARNING in a action packed 1 minute one-sided duel.
INSURANCE lost to LUCKY LOOIE in a popular 2 minute fight.
CONSULTATION outlasted FRATSFA SLAVE in a tiresome 10 minute veteran vs. novice melee.
SLINGER was demolished by JUPITER in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JONAH was viciously subdued by WICKER GREMLIN in a 6 minute novice vs. master battle.
BIG GUY JACKIE was overcome by MATCH in a 2 minute novice's conflict.
OBADIAH lost to FLINT in a 3 minute gruesome amateur's bout.
NAHUM handily defeated MYRON MEI in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
MICAH butchered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
AMOS overpowered PERSISTENT BEGGAR in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      6         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   6 -  0      71  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         AIMED BLOW        17 -   8 -  1      68  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         TOTAL PARRY       32 -  25 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         SLASHING ATTACK   17 -  19 -  3      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-LUNGE        8 -   9 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  19 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  11 -  0      35  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 371 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      TRAVEL 5005                13   3  0  107 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
PARRY-LUNGE      MERCURY 4974               13  11  1  100 PLANETS (536)
SLASHING ATTACK  WATER RAT 5045              9   4  0   84 LORDS OF DISCIPLINE (543)
AIMED BLOW       ACCRUED INTEREST 4796      11   8  0   57 EXPENSE ACCOUNT (506)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MERCURY 4974.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was VENUS 5013.  The ten other most popular fighters were MERCURY 4974, POP TARGET 
4817, INSURANCE 5006, THUMPER 5068, ACCRUED INTEREST 4796, WATER RAT 5045, PLUTO 
5014, LUCKY LOOIE 5022, JUPITER 5051, and FLINT 5064.

The least popular fighter this week was CONSULTATION 5041.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were PSYCHO DAD 4931, OBADIAH 5075, MYRON MEI 5081, SLINGER 5060, 
STORM WARNING 5033, AMOS 5079, MONGO CRUSH 5024, URANUS 5025, TRAVEL 5005, and STEEL 
5065.