DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/14/2008    Duedate: 07/11/2008

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-248

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUCK A L'ORANGE
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3607) [11-7-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUCK A L'ORANGE                D'URVILLE
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3607) [11-7-1,121]         (39-3800) [6-2-1,72]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MORI NEB                       HOT AIR DUCK
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3728) [22-14-2,95]         (39-3451) [18-8-0,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WACKY (450)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       26
2. WACKY (450)                 19      DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         5      Unchartered Team
4. THE DUELING MAN (69)         1
5. CHEAP SHOTS (426)            0      WACKY (450)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1*WACKY (450)                8   1  3 88.9   1/ 3*WACKY (450)               8  1 3
 2/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (449)     19   5  5 79.2   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      6  9 1
 3- 3 CHEAP SHOTS (426)        110  31  1 78.0   3/ 2*KIWI CONNECTION (449)     5  4 0
 4/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    158 117 12 57.5   4/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     3  2 0
 5/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     260 284 11 47.8   5- 4 CHEAP SHOTS (426)         2  1 0
 6/ 0*THE DUELING MAN (69)       1   3  0 25.0   6/ 0*THE DUELING MAN (69)      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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 598): JETSAM of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 481): KEY LIME of SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 606): MARY JANE of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 602): FOOS BALL of F BALLS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): CLANK of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 605): BREASTSTROKE of SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 603): OLIANDER of SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 597): DIO of SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 562): PATCH of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 552): CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): DEELA ELLIS of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 539): CHRISTELLINA of DELVERS (Harby, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 488): VOICES IN MY HEAD of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 222): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 436): DEATH MAGE of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SLO-PITCH of SPORTS CRIP PLAYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 480): NEOSPHINCTER of WASTELAND (TMM, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 598): MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 481): SWEETS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 606): BAD COMPANY (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 602): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): IMAGE (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 605): SWIM SQUAD (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 603): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 597): SABBATH (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 562): MINDSOVERMATTER (?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 552): JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 247): THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 439): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 488): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 222): ALL-STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 436): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 480) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 601): CLANK of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 600): DIGGER WASP of FLAGG'S CHAMPIONS (Flagg, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 589): SHEWISH CORSAIR of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                (turn 588): MIDNIGHT of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
                            MICHAEL JORDAN of CAROLINA BLUE (Apex, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 588): GRIFTER of BAD BEAT (Osage, mgr.)
                           RUDE BUDDHA of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 538): SUCKFOOT of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 234): SKORINDELLE of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well!  I could certainly "shrug off" that attempt to dominate me.  And to
achieve the title into the bargain, that is excellent.

                                    Deela Ellis

                                      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 THE MIDDLE WAY is pushed out of top team by WACKY, who came 
from 3rd with a 3-1-2 this turn.  And not without some honor, DUCK A L'ORANGE now 
claims the title and throne of Duelmaster of XOCHITHLAN.  By the way, was that our 
Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the table at The Warty Toad?   
     He who challenges well, fights well.  He who avoids without cause, shall lose 
for good reasons.  My mama told me that one.  THE MIDDLE WAY has cause to stand tall, 
as they were XOCHITHLAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a team to 
beat.  And avoiding THE MIDDLE WAY more than any other team we find WACKY.  
XOCHITHLAN, are we going to accept, or respect this sort of thing?  In a brave 
attempt, D'URVILLE from KIWI CONNECTION challenged up 24 points to fight MORI NEB 
from the THE MIDDLE WAY stable.  D'URVILLE perhaps got his just desserts, seeing as 
he was subdued by MORI NEB and ended up with 72 recognition points.  WHAKAPAPA of 
KIWI CONNECTION had better have a good reason for challenging down 12 points in a 
challenge which he lost.  I thought WHAKAPAPA showed great skill and promise when he 
was defeated by RENNOR SIMM.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big deal!   
     A coward dies a thousand deaths, a brave man only once.  Wise men know this to 
be true.  We'd like to remind certain teams not to rob the graves of their enemies.  
You know who you are; and it's considered rude.   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in XOCHITHLAN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in XOCHITHLAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607         11   7  1   121       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOT AIR DUCK 3451            18   8  0   116       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-IGNORE 3605                  18  14  0   102       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 MORI NEB 3728                22  14  2    95       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796             10   5  0    91       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-EYE RAISE 3604               11   0  0    90       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
-SHRUG 3768                   11   4  0    85       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 D'URVILLE 3800                6   2  1    72       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENNOR SIMM 3784              9   9  0    66       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SNEAK 3766                    5   4  0    53       CHEAP SHOTS (426)
 PEKING DUCK 3632              9   3  0    46       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 WHAKAPAPA 3801                7   1  2    44       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798              6   2  2    44       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              6  17  0    35       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           4   2  0    35       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726         3   1  0    32       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-SNICKER 3802                  2   0  1    31       CHEAP SHOTS (426)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BUG 3806                      2   0  2    21       WACKY (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAT 3808                      2   0  0    20       WACKY (450)
 BENCH 3805                    2   0  1    19       WACKY (450)
-BART 3807                     1   0  0    15       WACKY (450)
 BUNNY 3804                    1   1  0    10       WACKY (450)
-QUESTAR 386                   1   0  0    10       THE DUELING MAN (69)
-SIMON 383                     0   1  0     1       THE DUELING MAN (69)
-MOROLIATH 384                 0   1  0     1       THE DUELING MAN (69)
 QUIZEK 387                    0   1  0     1       THE DUELING MAN (69)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RIRORNI WOMAN           0  0 0                      BUG 3806              248  NONE
QUITO RIBBEL 3803       2  2 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   BENCH 3805            248   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Day is done.
Gone the sun.
Gone the Cheap Shots.
All is well.
-- the Cheap Shot Gazette

Well?!  We didn't get any severance! -- Cheap Shot Management

The Cheap Shots have filed and folded.  Good luck to all remaining. -- Posted in the
N.Y. Times

I didn't fight anyone I need to acknowledge.  Not even a standby! -- Mori Neb

D'Urville -- I wouldn't have thought you COULD get a good connection through a kiwi,
but obviously I was wrong about that. -- Rennor Simm

Whakapapa -- Rude, yes, as I noted four weeks ago, but...sometimes tempting. --
xyokor Yahl

Bunny -- And I suppose you eat garden plants, too.  Huh. -- Quito Ribbel

31 May 2008
Any and all who live in the 805 area, I would like for you to call me so we can get
together for BBQ's, softball games, and so on.  It has been a while since the last
get together (several years).  It was a blast and I am sure the next one will be
also.  We just have to do it.  All alliances are welcome.  Just because my warriors
leave your warrior beaten and bloody in defeat does not mean we can't have a beer or
five together.  I'll even buy the first round.  So call 805-588-3419 and ask for Dave
a.k.a. Misfit, former member of the Green and Purple Polka Dot Alliance (GAPPDA).

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D'URVILLE was bested by MORI NEB in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
WHAKAPAPA was handily defeated by RENNOR SIMM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
COLLINGWOOD bested XYOKOR YAHL in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
DEELA ELLIS was overpowered by DUCK A L'ORANGE in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
HOT AIR DUCK devastated ELITE ASSASSIN in a crowd pleasing 2 minute one-sided duel.
PEKING DUCK was viciously subdued by RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 6 minute competition.
SCROOGE MCDUCK was viciously subdued by RIRORNI HORSEMAN in a 2 minute gruesome duel.
DUCK WITH SWORDS overpowered BUNNY in a 1 minute gory uneven duel.
BAT overpowered QUIZEK in a 1 minute uneven match.
QUITO RIBBEL was savagely slain by BENCH in a exciting 1 minute bloody novice's fight.
BUG put to death RIRORNI WOMAN in a exciting 1 minute novice's contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   2 -  3      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  2      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -   9 -  4      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   20 -  14 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   8 -  1      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   5 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  1      25  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 248 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607       11   7  1  121 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
WALL OF STEEL    HOT AIR DUCK 3451          18   8  0  116 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  DEELA ELLIS 3796           10   5  0   91 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632            9   3  0   46 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAKAPAPA 3801              7   1  2   44 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719         4   2  0   35 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
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 HOT AIR DUCK 3451.  The ten other most popular fighters were D'URVILLE 3800, MORI 
NEB 3728, RENNOR SIMM 3784, DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607, DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726, BENCH 3805, 
COLLINGWOOD 3798, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, and BAT 3808.

The least popular fighter this week was PEKING DUCK 3632.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were QUIZEK 387, BUNNY 3804, DEELA ELLIS 3796, QUITO RIBBEL 3803, 
WHAKAPAPA 3801, BUG 3806, BAT 3808, SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, and 
COLLINGWOOD 3798.

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLV

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
OUTLAW STAR 3550 (13-8-1)              3  3  0         DARQUE ANGELS        

CHAMPIONS FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ETRIGAN 3596 (9-4-0)                   1  3  0  DEAD   DARQUE ANGELS        

                         SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN MINNEAPOLIS!

Our summer FTF will be held in Minneapolis, Minnesota, July 18-20, 2008.  It will be 
held at the Holiday Inn Select Minneapolis/St. Paul in Blomington, MN, just down the 
street from the Mall of America, at 3 Appletree Square (952-854-9000).  Rooms are only 
$105.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 24-hour shuttle from the airport
and free shuttle service to the mall; free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guestrooms.  There is a large fitness center, jacuzzi, and indoor pool.  The 
rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are tons of 
restaurants nearby at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the hotel.  

Hotel info:  www.himspairport.com
Mall of America:  www.mallofamerica.com

The tournament information sheet will be out imminently.  We hope you're all looking 
forward to the tournament and that we will see you there!