DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/16/2005    Duedate: 08/12/2005

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-210

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

QUIA RAYNE
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3636) [8-13-0,60]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

QUIA RAYNE                     SONJA
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           LITERATI (432)
(39-3636) [8-13-0,60]          (39-3672) [3-6-0,45]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIA RAYNE                     BEOWULF
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           LITERATI (432)
(39-3636) [8-13-0,60]          (39-3673) [4-5-2,33]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

LITERATI (432)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        44
2. LITERATI (432)              41      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. CROSS ROADS (437)            0      Unchartered Team
4. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)        0
5. THE MYRMIDON (424)           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)   182 118 10 60.7   1/ 2*LITERATI (432)            9  6 1
 2- 2*CROSS ROADS (437)          3   2  0 60.0   2/ 1 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    8  4 1
 3- 3 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    144 111 12 56.5   3/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      6  5 1
 4- 5 THE MYRMIDON (424)        48  39  3 55.2   4- 3 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     4  0 0
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     170 188  9 47.5   5- 6*CROSS ROADS (437)         3  2 0
 6/ 7*LITERATI (432)            17  28  6 37.8   6- 5 THE MYRMIDON (424)        3  7 2

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in XOCHITHLAN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can 
make the difference, as CRIMINAL ELEMENT is pushed out of top team by LITERATI, who 
came from 2nd with a 4-1-1 this turn.  The THE MIDDLE WAY guild has had a 3-0-1 turn 
and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this kind of thing 
can lead.  And let's see, QUIA RAYNE fought MS D. MEENER and gained 26 points and 
contributed to THE MIDDLE WAY's 3-0-1.  MS D. MEENER has lost to QUIA RAYNE, falling 
23 points, while helping make CRIMINAL ELEMENT a 1-3-1 turn.  Due to its absence and 
inability to defend the throne, DUCK A L'ORANGE has lost the title of Duelmaster.  We 
should ask QUIA RAYNE about the thrill of victory, and what being the new Duelmaster 
does for a warrior, she's now the one to ask.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster 
that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Welcome Wench?   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.  I also notice that the THE MYRMIDON stable 
was the most avoided team this turn.  Come on XOCHITHLAN, what are you afraid of?  
And avoiding THE MYRMIDON more than any other team we find LITERATI.  XOCHITHLAN, are 
we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  The most challenged warrior this 
turn was CRIMINAL ELEMENT's warrior KAHR, JACK.  More fighters challenged him than 
challenged the Duelmaster!   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Our condolences go to ZED ARLEN, 
posthumously, seeing as THE MIDDLE WAY did not revenge DUCK A L'ORANGE from DUCKS 
UNLIMITED for killing ZED ARLEN.  A brave warrior does not carry a red shield, he has 
nothing to cover or hide when the fight is over.  Consider well.   
     I like this place, XOCHITHLAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  Well, I'm burning daylight here in XOCHITHLAN and 
I've a long road ahead of me.  Happy Trails.  Until the sun next rises and my pen 
sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA RAYNE 3636               8  13  0    60       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

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

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MANN SLAUGHTER 3688           7   1  2    52       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-PEKING DUCK 3632              7   1  0    49       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 SONJA 3672                    3   6  0    45       LITERATI (432)
-KARIDA NAHID 3582             7   2  0    41       THE MYRMIDON (424)
 KAHR, JACK 3637               9  10  1    38       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
 OPARA PERSI 3670              7   4  0    38       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MS D. MEENER 3696             6   1  0    37       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BEOWULF 3673                  4   5  2    33       LITERATI (432)
 KURTZ 3671                    4   5  3    30       LITERATI (432)
-DAFFY DUCK 3668               2   2  1    29       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MATT RISIDE 3705              5   1  0    22       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
-SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           2   0  0    22       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-IDIOT BOX 3581                2   6  1    21       THE MYRMIDON (424)
 BELLE COR 3720                2   0  1    19       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MAGUA 3674                    3   6  1    18       LITERATI (432)
-WORMWOD 3713                  1   0  0    15       CROSS ROADS (437)
 FEYD 3697                     3   4  0    14       LITERATI (432)
-KALIEA 3711                   1   0  0     8       CROSS ROADS (437)
-ELI MOISHE 3710               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?
RIRORNI JANISSARY 7    0  1 0   1                   MANN SLAUGHTER 3688   210 NONE    
SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT 6   0  1 0   1                   KURTZ 3671            210 NONE    
RIRORNI LOOTER 1       0  1 0   1                   BELLE COR 3720        210 NONE    
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 NOT REVE
KARLO LENCH 3703       2  4 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385    IDIOT BOX 3581        209         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Idiot Box -- Blrb blrb blrb.  Suddenly I feel so dumb.... -- Ghost of Karlo Lench
P.S.  Are you sure you weren't supposed to be an Idiot Boy?
P.P.S.  Can you be penalized for unnecessary roughness?

Ms D. Meener -- Wow, that was nearly a felony! -- Quia Rayne
P.S.  Or a Fell-o-Me?  Glad you didn't.

Feyd -- You're literate?  How can one tell? -- Opara Persi
P.S.  Why didn't you learn anything?

Akram al'Abbas -- I could see that you needed a win to balance all those losses, but 
I needed one even more to establish a bias toward winning for my career.  So you were 
out of luck, as well as ability. -- Belle Cor, the hard-hearted

Sonja -- I wish! -- Ghost of Karlo Lench

Matt Riside -- Magua wake up on wrong side of mattress!  Miss Scarlet O'Para Persi -- 
Your hysteria hit my funny bone, but "frankly my dear, I don't give a damn!" -- Feyd 
of Literati (that Mann Slaughter II only respond to you through his lawyer it seems;
yearh, he's cold blooded, no accident)

Hey, have our Darque Angels forsaken us?  Or did those incorrigible Rirorni hassle 
'em out of turn? -- Snarky, lead literatus (...Rirorni!...get a rope)

Screwge McDuck -- Throw me a *chicken* bone, here!! -- Kurtz of Literate 
(...need...more...bones...)

So, even with 7-1...Peking Duck was least popular.  No surprise there, eh, Middle 
Way? -- The literate Snark (There oughtta be a "booby prize" for that, eh Belle?)

MeeEEOOWWwwrrr...Karlo Lench was lynched...by an idiot savant whose "special talent" 
just happened to be slicing lunchmeat. (Starring, "Autists"!) -- Sonja, literatus and 
next, tanned Duelmistress (red wig down and flaming in the wind for Karlo)

Yar!  The criminal, Kahr, Jack takes the chariot of the Great Snark (again), while I 
sleep in our Great Library.  Hoodlum!  You done dishonor our House in the cowardly 
night?! -- Beowulf, Literatus of the Great Hall)

Hail Maelstrom Fury! -- SNARKadmiration (No DUCK will keep you from the throne of 
Xochithlan for long I feel)

Kind, sporting Quia -- A book?  for me?...A light shines in your heart, woman.  How 
that must be... -- Kurtz (reading)

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SONJA bested KAHR, JACK in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
BEOWULF bested MATT RISIDE in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MS D. MEENER was demolished by QUIA RAYNE in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
MANN SLAUGHTER slew RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 3 minute bloody duel.
OPARA PERSI devastated MAGUA in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
KURTZ murdered SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FEYD won victory over RIRORNI DESERTER in a 3 minute fight.
BELLE COR butchered RIRORNI LOOTER 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|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   1 -  0      88  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         PARRY-STRIKE      11 -   4 -  0      73  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK    20 -  12 -  2      63  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  14 -  4      60  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  18 -  2      50  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  5      45  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   5 -  3      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  14 -  1      42  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  14 -  2      39  |

Turn 210 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         3  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0                                       2  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    MANN SLAUGHTER 3688         7   1  2   52 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    OPARA PERSI 3670            7   4  0   38 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
BASHING ATTACK   MS D. MEENER 3696           6   1  0   37 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
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 BEOWULF 3673.  The ten other most popular fighters were SONJA 3672, MANN 
SLAUGHTER 3688, OPARA PERSI 3670, MATT RISIDE 3705, QUIA RAYNE 3636, BELLE COR 3720, 
KAHR, JACK 3637, KURTZ 3671, MS D. MEENER 3696, and MAGUA 3674.

The least popular fighter this week was FEYD 3697.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MAGUA 3674, MS D. MEENER 3696, KURTZ 3671, KAHR, JACK 3637, BELLE COR 
3720, QUIA RAYNE 3636, MATT RISIDE 3705, OPARA PERSI 3670, MANN SLAUGHTER 3688, and 
SONJA 3672.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OUTLAW STAR 3550 (11-7-1)              5  3  0         DARQUE ANGELS        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ANACONDA 3382 (7-2-0)                  7  3  1         OPHIDIAN ORDER       

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETRIGAN 3596 (7-3-0)                   5  3  0         DARQUE ANGELS        

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
GAG AND BAG 3687 (0-0-0)               2  3  0         SOCIETY OF SIN       
TANTRUM 3718 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0  DEAD   PLAYPEN              
PAMPER PACKER 3715 (0-0-0)             1  3  0         PLAYPEN              

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
CERASTES 3181 (22-15-1)                0  3  0         OPHIDIAN ORDER       

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SLEAZA 3672 (0-5-0)                    0  3  0         MY UNDOING