DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/19/2008    Duedate: 05/16/2008

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-246

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SHRUG
CHEAP SHOTS (426)
(39-3768) [11-3-0,118]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SHRUG                          D'URVILLE
CHEAP SHOTS (426)              KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3768) [11-3-0,118]         (39-3800) [5-1-1,57]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORI NEB                       D'URVILLE
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3728) [21-13-2,111]        (39-3800) [5-1-1,57]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. CHEAP SHOTS (426)           11
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        10      CHEAP SHOTS (426)
3. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       -3      Unchartered Team

                                       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*KIWI CONNECTION (449)     15   3  5 83.3   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  6 2
 2/ 2 CHEAP SHOTS (426)        109  30  1 78.4   2/ 1*KIWI CONNECTION (449)     6  3 2
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     257 277 11 48.1   3/ 3 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         3  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

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                         ---===DELARQUAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 594): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): SCURVY LAD of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): GNOCCHI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): FUZZ BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): BOMBETTE of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): DOMINO of HI ROLLERS (Darklock, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): N'ORLEANS NORA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): ICARUS of THE MOONDOG (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 558): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): MATTEO of BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): SHRUG of CHEAP SHOTS (?, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): BLAZING BLUR of FLAGG'S FIVE (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): BILGE RAT of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): DARISTAM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): PORKY PIG of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 594): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 477): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 602): PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 598): F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 597): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 601): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 599): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 593): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 557): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 548): OLD SCHOOL (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 245): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 535): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 484): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 232): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 220): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 432): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 196): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 476) VILLAINS et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 596): ELINDE GOSS of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 597): OBROJOBO of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 585): DINAH MIGHT of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 584): MAST MONKEY of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 533): HOLLYMOOP of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)

                                      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 KIWI CONNECTION is pushed out of top team by THE MIDDLE WAY, 
who came from 2nd with a 3-2-1 this turn.  And let's see, WHAKAPAPA fought XYOKOR 
YAHL and gained 7 points and contributed to KIWI CONNECTION's 1-2-0.  D'URVILLE has 
lost to RIRORNI OFFICER, falling 6 points, while helping make KIWI CONNECTION a 1-2-0 
turn.  The attempts to dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and SHRUG remains 
XOCHITHLAN's top warrior for another turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that 
I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Dripping Blade?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     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.  Is it really true that XOCHITHLAN 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet again, keep your 
swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SHRUG 3768                   11   3  0   118       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORI NEB 3728                21  13  2   111       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE RAISE 3604               11   0  0    90       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796              9   4  0    87       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-IGNORE 3605                  17  14  0    86       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENNOR SIMM 3784              8   8  0    58       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 D'URVILLE 3800                5   1  1    57       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAKAPAPA 3801                6   0  2    55       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
-SNEAK 3766                    5   4  0    53       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              6  15  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-SNICKER 3802                  2   0  1    31       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798              4   2  2    25       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUITO RIBBEL 3803             2   0  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI ASSASSIN        0  0 0                      MORI NEB 3728         246  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Be it known that Cheap Shots has been placed in a Receivership.  Cheap Shot
Management is being replaced.  Hopefully the company can be saved, but it will take
more sales action. -- Cheap Shot Receiver
Note:  We are retaining Shrug, at least for the moment.

Cheap Shot Management -- Be careful what you say.  So far, I have told my guys that
they can only kill stand-ins, but that can change. -- the Mun

Ignore -- Oh, was somebody there?  I didn't notice. -- Mori Neb

Shrug -- Like I care?  As if. -- Deela Ellis

Collingwood -- You're a long way from home.  Was it worth it? -- Rennor Simm

Whakapapa -- Ah, the oedipal thing, eh? -- Xyokor Yahl

Ah, the Rirorni "Conscientious Objector."  This is news to me, I had heard that the
Rirorni didn't know the meaning of conscience.  But I could have been misinformed. --
Quito Ribbel

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SHRUG devastated DEELA ELLIS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
MORI NEB slaughtered RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 1 minute brutal uneven battle.
D'URVILLE was overpowered by RIRORNI OFFICER in a 3 minute mismatched duel.
WHAKAPAPA devastated XYOKOR YAHL in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
RENNOR SIMM demolished COLLINGWOOD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
QUITO RIBBEL won victory over LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a 3 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   2 -  2      87  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  12 -  1      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  10 -  4      55  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -   8 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  1      20  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         LUNGING ATTACK     0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 246 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     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  SHRUG 3768                 11   3  0  118 CHEAP SHOTS (426)
WALL OF STEEL    MORI NEB 3728              21  13  2  111 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEELA ELLIS 3796            9   4  0   87 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MORI NEB 3728.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was D'URVILLE 3800.  The ten other most popular fighters were QUITO RIBBEL 3803, MORI 
NEB 3728, WHAKAPAPA 3801, SHRUG 3768, RENNOR SIMM 3784, DEELA ELLIS 3796, XYOKOR YAHL 
3767, COLLINGWOOD 3798,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was COLLINGWOOD 3798.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were XYOKOR YAHL 3767, DEELA ELLIS 3796, RENNOR SIMM 3784, SHRUG 
3768, WHAKAPAPA 3801, MORI NEB 3728, QUITO RIBBEL 3803, D'URVILLE 3800,  0, and  0.

                                 THE STOMPING GROUNDS

The new all-basher arena will be in Seam, DM 20.  Only new teams (0FE) may 
participate.  The only rule is that all of your warriors must be bashers.

The first turn of the contest will be due on Monday, April 28.  It will be a slow 
turn-around arena.  If you wish to enter a team, please submit your new team and first 
turn strategies before then.  Only one team per manager, please.  

This arena will stay open indefinitely, providing there is interest (i.e., this is not 
a contest that runs a set number of turns, although there are prizes scheduled after 
the first 15 rounds).  For more information, see details in the first newsletter or on 
the forums. 

                                          -- RSI 

  Zeb Karan looked around the table at the rest of Dwes Eg's staff.  Arenamasters,

standby and Dark Arena warriors, stewards and infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  
There was wine and beer on the side-table, even sandwiches, but no one was partaking.
      "Stop looking like your dog died," Lew Voth said.  He had once been the 
arenamaster of Sentern and had taken his turns overseeing the fights in Dwes Eg.  "We 
all knew this day would come.  When are they closing us down?"
      "Immediately after the tourney, according to the information I was given."
      "Short notice," Jame Rinvar, another arenamaster commented.
      "No offense intended, these things just creep up on people.  Tourneys make it 
worse, I suppose, all the new teams being entered."  Zeb grimaced.  "Some of the file 
cabinets have exploded from over-stuffing, you know, and it takes so long to run 
through all the registered gladiators to find those who are planning to fight on any 
given day that the day is OVER by the time we're ready to start."
      "Which is why they closed down Sentern, Cimmeriac, and Firehold," Lew pointed 
out.  "This is the same thing all over again."
      "Cycles," Jame said.  "Things happen, and then later they happen again.  We live 
with it.  And Dwes Eg did last for, what, eight and a half years before it reached the 
explosion point.  That isn't bad.  That's forever, speaking practically."
      "Eight or nine years is not forever--"
      "The only thing that's real is today, and maybe, up to a point, tomorrow.  I 
don't see a problem with this.  What are the new parameters, Zeb?"
      "Dwes Eg remains open, existing teams can run and can recruit new members.  BUT, 
no new teams will be accepted.  New teams will go into a new arena, DM 84, running its 
first turn on the seventh of May.  A regular two-week cycle."
      "So Dwes Eg isn't actually being closed, just closed to new teams.  Okay.  This 
works," Jame said again.  "Number 84... does this mean it'll be out at that Blackstone 
place?  Rotten weather half the year, but I suppose you could say that about any site.  
What about regional allegiance?"
      "None specified in the data I received.  Probably a personal-choice situation," 
Zeb said.
      "Transfers?" Lew asked.
      "I don't know about transfers IN," Zeb said, "but I'd guess yes, they would be 
allowed.  No transfers OUT, though.  None out of DM 82, for that matter.  Once you're 
in 82 or 84, the only way out is death or graduation."
      "That fairly describes most arenas," Jame said.  "Anyone who takes up the 
gladiatorial life has already accepted that."