DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/16/2007    Duedate: 07/13/2007

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-235

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SMIRK
CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3606) [20-7-0,113]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SMIRK                          MRS. POTATOE HEAD
CHEAP SHOTS (426)              DREW'S BOYS (448)
(39-3606) [20-7-0,113]         (39-3793) [5-0-0,55]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

OPARA PERSI                    OPARA PERSI
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3670) [18-18-0,97]         (39-3670) [18-18-0,97]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        57
2. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           -1      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. DREW'S BOYS (448)           -9      Unchartered Team

                                       DREW'S BOYS (448)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         86  23  0 78.9   1/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      7  8 0
 2/ 1*DREW'S BOYS (448)         10   3  1 76.9   2/ 2*DREW'S BOYS (448)         6  2 1
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     228 251  9 47.6   3/ 1 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         6  3 0

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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Why write a column?  You all knew I would be here.  You all KNOW I will be here
on the throne until I decide to retire.  So why a column, I ask?  Indeed, I am not
wasting any more time....
          Smirk (smirking significantly at everyone)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, Warriors of XOCHITHLAN.  Allow this humble servant Novgorodny Vir to 
give you a respite from the fights in the form of this Spyreport.  Nothing is certain 
in XOCHITHLAN, with changing loyalties, changing Duelmasters.  Write this down:  new 
top team--THE MIDDLE WAY.  THE MIDDLE WAY had cause to celebrate, after RENNOR SIMM 
got 18 points by beating RIRORNI WOMAN.  SNEAK certainly had a baffled expression on 
hers face, after losing to NATIVE LOOTER and losing 8 points in the process!  Those 
who hoped for a new Duelmaster were disappointed by OPARA PERSI, of THE MIDDLE WAY, 
who despite a 18-18-0 couldn't overcome XOCHITHLAN's Number 1.  Word has it one team 
in XOCHITHLAN is using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     My mother wished me to avoid conflict, and seek the gentle trade of Spyreporter. 
But warriors aren't supposed to avoid fights!  Perhaps the warriors of THE MIDDLE WAY 
should take up some hobbies, as they are the most avoided team...  As a woman of good 
breeding scorns the "warriors" of CHEAP SHOTS, so did that sorry team shy from THE 
MIDDLE WAY Is it charming personality?  Conversational abilities?  Good oral hygiene? 
Whatever it is, MRS. POTATOE HEAD is the most challenged warrior.  SHRUG challenged 
MRS. POTATOE HEAD!  Who says CHEAP SHOTS are just a bunch of wimps!  SHRUG of CHEAP 
SHOTS kept its wits as it was overcame by MRS. POTATOE HEAD.   
     Like the wind whispering among the pines, do hearest I many disquieting rumors.  
Oh hard!  that to strike a flame, the match itself must needs be wasting!   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Do not despair!  I shall return!-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SMIRK 3606                   20   7  0   113       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OPARA PERSI 3670             18  18  0    97       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE RAISE 3604               10   0  0    79       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-IGNORE 3605                  12  10  0    60       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 MORI NEB 3728                15   8  0    58       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793        5   0  0    55       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 SNEAK 3766                    4   3  0    43       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHRUG 3768                    4   1  0    32       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              4   6  0    28       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 STINKY PETE 3790              3   1  1    28       DREW'S BOYS (448)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796              2   0  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENNOR SIMM 3784              1   4  0    22       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 ARMY MUN 3794                 2   2  0     8       DREW'S BOYS (448)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Opara -- That was just like I expected.  Ignore just is not good enough for you.  I
want you all to myself. -- Smirk

Xyokor -- That's a name?  Get with it, middle monkey!  And, by the way, learn to
fight. -- Shrug

Ho hum.  Make that 10. -- Eye Raise

Cheap Shots -- What!?  Drew's Boys have a much better record?  Unacceptable!  Get 'em
or get out. -- Cheap Shots Management

Note to self for future reference:  Today's sentence is "The fight begins amid the
crowd's approval."  Right smack in the middle of it.  That'll give 'em something to
grin about, once we start laying around us with the blades.  Ha! -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

Smirk -- I couldn't help laughing at the bugs caught in your teeth.  Smirking a
little too widely there, buster brown. -- Opara Persi

Mrs. Potatoe Head -- So maybe I made a career error, and maybe I didn't, but "Potato
Salad Chef" is not a viable alternate.  Never think it! -- Mori Neb

Shrug?  Like I care. -- Xyokor Yahl
P.S.  So you've had this personal before from a teammate of mine.  So what?

Army Mun -- What I was TOLD (not by my manager, but she isn't here today) was that we
needed to "build your confidence so you'd stay".  Gah.  What about MY confidence?
What if *I* decide not to stay?  Did Gabby (our team's first graduate, Gabria Hand)
ever think about THAT?  This constant losing just to build the confidence of others
is just HECK on my morale. -- Rennor Simm the Depressed

Rirorni Deserter?  How many years ago was that?  I mean, doesn't he get time off for
good behavior? -- Deela Ellis

Deela Ellis -- Well, what did you expect?  I deserted from the Rirorni war effort
fifteen years ago, I'm OLD now.  I'm tired. -- Chegadal, Rirorni Conscientious
Objector

Stinky Pete -- That seems...extreme. -- Chegadal, Rirorni Conscientious Objector

Eye Raise -- (eyebrow knit of annoyance)  Infernal golem! -- Hulagei, Rirorni Officer

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHRUG was bested by MRS. POTATOE HEAD in a 2 minute Challenge fight.
SMIRK luckily beat OPARA PERSI in a popular 6 minute gruesome veteran's Title melee.
MORI NEB devastated STINKY PETE in a 1 minute gory one-sided contest.
SNEAK was subdued by NATIVE LOOTER in a 2 minute competition.
XYOKOR YAHL devastated ARMY MUN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided duel.
RENNOR SIMM overpowered RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
DEELA ELLIS overpowered RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute uneven melee.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|AIMED BLOW                       3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   7 -  0      68  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   4 -  0      67  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  1      50  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         WALL OF STEEL     10 -  12 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         LUNGING ATTACK     5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 235 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      SMIRK 3606                 20   7  0  113 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
WALL OF STEEL    MORI NEB 3728              15   8  0   58 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
AIMED BLOW       MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793      5   0  0   55 DREW'S BOYS (448)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is OPARA PERSI 3670.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was OPARA PERSI 3670.  The ten other most popular fighters were XYOKOR YAHL 
3767, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, MORI NEB 3728, SNEAK 3766, ARMY MUN 3794, RENNOR SIMM 
3784, DEELA ELLIS 3796, SHRUG 3768, SMIRK 3606, and STINKY PETE 3790.

The least popular fighter this week was STINKY PETE 3790.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SMIRK 3606, SHRUG 3768, DEELA ELLIS 3796, RENNOR SIMM 3784, 
ARMY MUN 3794, SNEAK 3766, MORI NEB 3728, MRS. POTATOE HEAD 3793, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, 
and OPARA PERSI 3670.