DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/18/2005    Duedate: 07/15/2005

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-209

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUCK A L'ORANGE
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3607) [8-6-1,108]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUCK A L'ORANGE                SONJA
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          LITERATI (432)
(39-3607) [8-6-1,108]          (39-3672) [2-6-0,32]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIA RAYNE                     KAHR, JACK
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
(39-3636) [7-13-0,34]          (39-3637) [9-9-1,46]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      33
2. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       32      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        19      Unchartered Team
4. LITERATI (432)               8
5. CROSS ROADS (437)            0      LITERATI (432)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   181 115  9 61.1   1/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    9  3 0
 2- 2*CROSS ROADS (437)          3   2  0 60.0   2/ 2*LITERATI (432)            9  6 1
 3/ 6 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    144 111 12 56.5   3/ 3 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     8  1 0
 4- 5 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)     135 107  6 55.8   4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5  7 0
 5/ 4 THE MYRMIDON (424)        48  39  3 55.2   5/ 6 THE MYRMIDON (424)        5 10 2
 6/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     167 188  8 47.0   6- 7*CROSS ROADS (437)         3  2 0
 7/ 8*LITERATI (432)            13  27  5 32.5   7- 8 OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)      2  3 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     The sages err'd not in their foretelling of a god descending upon XOCHITHLAN, 
for I, Novgorodny Vir, have returned!  Say what you will about blind luck and dirty 
fighting, but DUCKS UNLIMITED will tell you 144-111-12 is nothing to laugh at...  
CRIMINAL ELEMENT had cause to celebrate, after MANN SLAUGHTER got 14 points by 
beating HIDDEN ARCHER.  KARIDA NAHID certainly had a baffled expression on hers face, 
after losing to PEKING DUCK and losing 7 points in the process!  You could cut the 
tension with a scimitar as DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED met the Duelmaster.  
What can be a greater victory?  DUCK A L'ORANGE has taken its place as the top, as 
XOCHITHLAN's new Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in XOCHITHLAN is using psychics to 
predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     So much to report, so little time!  Like the noble eagle soaring amongst the 
mountaintops, so stand the warriors of DARQUE ANGELS, alone and unchallenged.  The 
warriors of DARQUE ANGELS found their efforts at combat frustrated as DUCKS UNLIMITED 
apparently had more important things to do than fight.  If challenges were horses, MS 
D. MEENER could open up a fast food joint!   
     The moving sword slashes, and having slashed, moves on...  Ask not for whom the 
sword slashes; it slashes for thee.   
     Do not think spyreporting in XOCHITHLAN is the highlight of my life.  As if 
buffeted by forces of nature beyond my control, I must take my leave of this place.  
Can anything compare to the pleasure of writing Spyreports for XOCHITHLAN?  On that 
giddy note I take my leave-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607          8   6  1   108       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAELSTROM FURY 3589          13   8  1    94       THE MYRMIDON (424)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT AIR DUCK 3451            14   8  0    89       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ADRASAI SIREN 3585           11   5  1    66       THE MYRMIDON (424)
-ANACONDA 3382                 8   2  0    66       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 MS D. MEENER 3696             6   0  0    60       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEKING DUCK 3632              7   1  0    49       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 MANN SLAUGHTER 3688           6   1  1    48       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 KAHR, JACK 3637               9   9  1    46       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 KARIDA NAHID 3582             7   2  0    41       THE MYRMIDON (424)
-BLACK ADDER 3373              7   4  0    39       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
 QUIA RAYNE 3636               7  13  0    34       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATT RISIDE 3705              5   0  0    33       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 SONJA 3672                    2   6  0    32       LITERATI (432)
 OPARA PERSI 3670              6   4  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-DAFFY DUCK 3668               2   2  1    29       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEOWULF 3673                  3   5  2    22       LITERATI (432)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           2   0  0    22       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 IDIOT BOX 3581                2   6  1    21       THE MYRMIDON (424)
 KURTZ 3671                    3   5  2    18       LITERATI (432)
 MAGUA 3674                    3   5  1    17       LITERATI (432)
-PYTHON 3608                   2   0  0    17       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-WORMWOD 3713                  1   0  0    15       CROSS ROADS (437)
 FEYD 3697                     2   4  0    10       LITERATI (432)
 BELLE COR 3720                1   0  0     9       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-SEA SNAKE 3609                1   1  0     8       OPHIDIAN ORDER (328)
-ELI MOISHE 3710               1   0  0     8       CROSS ROADS (437)
-KALIEA 3711                   1   0  0     8       CROSS ROADS (437)
 AKRAM AL' ABBAS 3580          0   5  0     5       THE MYRMIDON (424)
-SHAMGAR 3709                  0   1  0     1       CROSS ROADS (437)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-APOLLYAN 3712                 0   1  0     1       CROSS ROADS (437)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
LIONEL HAMMER 3639     0  2 0 CEBUANO HAMMERZ 428   MALICE 3704           205 NOT REVE
DUCK WITH SWORDS 3708  0  1 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED 143   MALICE 3704           206         
KARLO LENCH 3703       2  4 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    IDIOT BOX 3581        209         
ULRIK VORN 3556       18 17 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    MAELSTROM FURY 3589   208         
ZED ARLEN 3653         8  4 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607  206         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Magua ate Rirorni Dessert!

Akram Al' Abbas -- Mudh have you learned from your master, Achilles, and from my
"gree of knowledge".  Lof will be thine! -- Beowulf of Literati

Quia Rayne -- That wasn't what I'd intended.  (Get off Sleaza/Sonja with your roving
eyes.) -- Kurtz of Literati

Shamgar -- Bright armor wins the right-of-way at the crossing of our swords' play! --
Feyd of Literati

Oh Karlo!  My mistake was your loss:  I thought Magua said, "Let's do Lench!"  Make
it up to you, big boy? -- Sonja of Literati

Hail Maelstrom Fury! -- Glory is yours; immortality will surely follow. -- The Snark

Hear ye, hear ye! -- Xochithlan's "sigil vigil" honors progress:  The Myrmidons'
glorious beach head "repossessed" my stolen horse-and-buggy.  (Flamma was right!...
except for poor Ulrik)  And Cross Roads' good "posse work" purged straggling Rirorni
scum.  And...the names actually changed! ... A good turn's work. -- Snarky the
Literatist
P.S.  Chin up, Middle Way:  at least were no "points of direct" with those Ducks last
turn, eh?  Still, I wouldn't blame ya for "having a horse to roast" (Darque'll thank
you) with Achilles.

Maelstrom Fury -- Well, THAT certainly ruined my day. -- Ghost of Ulrik Vorn

Kurtz -- Hey, you survived it, so no big deal, right?  I'll bring you a book in the
Infirmary. -- Quia Rayne

Mann Slaughter -- Any relation to the Slaughters of Texas?  Old cattle family and
all. -- Opara Persi

Sonja -- I expected you to be a fiery redhead. -- Karlo Lench
P.S.  But you're definitely a wildcat.

Mama Sleaza -- He didn't LOOK bald.  You saying that was a WIG? -- Karlo Lench

Sleaza -- A bikini in the summer?  As if!  Talk about major sunburn. -- Quia Rayne

     But in the winter you get frostbite. -- Ed.

21 May 2005
Amendment for "Fratsfa's Quest for the Best!"
     Managers that have teams already established in Fratsfa need not have (3) three
warriors in the initiates.  FE will NOT be a factor.  Stables may be entered at any
time.  Just announce your stable in the p-ads.
     ***************************************************************************
     This in my invitation to all managers  who wish to prove their mettle against
managers from all over Alastari.  We have limited TP's in this contest to one a team
at a time.  We DO NOT want this contest to become a scum fest as many others have,
hence the Andorian arena.  Good luck to all who come to prove their skills.  "May
your enemies' blood flow freely" -- Dark Knight Toker, Desolate Empire Alliance

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUCK A L'ORANGE bested MAELSTROM FURY in a 2 minute Challenge Title fight.
PEKING DUCK outwaited KARIDA NAHID in a monotonous 8 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
IDIOT BOX murdered KARLO LENCH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
HOT AIR DUCK bested ADRASAI SIREN in a 2 minute contest.
MS D. MEENER overpowered QUIA RAYNE in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fight.
MANN SLAUGHTER vanquished HIDDEN ARCHER in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
KAHR, JACK devastated BEOWULF in a 2 minute gruesome one-sided competition.
MATT RISIDE vanquished MAGUA in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FEYD was vanquished by OPARA PERSI in a 2 minute uneven fight.
KURTZ was viciously subdued by SCROOGE MCDUCK in a 2 minute gory fight.
SONJA overpowered RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
AKRAM AL' ABBAS was defeated by BELLE COR in a 2 minute novice's match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    23 -  12 -  2      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         WALL OF STEEL     23 -  15 -  2      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    20 -  19 -  2      51  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  2      39  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  21 -  5      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   5 -  2      38  |

Turn 209 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         4  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     3 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  3         3  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607        8   6  1  108 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
LUNGING ATTACK   MAELSTROM FURY 3589        13   8  1   94 THE MYRMIDON (424)
WALL OF STEEL    HOT AIR DUCK 3451          14   8  0   89 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  ADRASAI SIREN 3585         11   5  1   66 THE MYRMIDON (424)
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632            7   1  0   49 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIA RAYNE 3636.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was KAHR, JACK 3637.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607, 
ADRASAI SIREN 3585, OPARA PERSI 3670, SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, IDIOT BOX 3581, HOT AIR 
DUCK 3451, MS D. MEENER 3696, MANN SLAUGHTER 3688, SONJA 3672, and BELLE COR 3720.

The least popular fighter this week was PEKING DUCK 3632.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were KURTZ 3671, FEYD 3697, MAGUA 3674, KARLO LENCH 3703, KARIDA 
NAHID 3582, MATT RISIDE 3705, BEOWULF 3673, QUIA RAYNE 3636, MAELSTROM FURY 3589, and 
AKRAM AL' ABBAS 3580.

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!