DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 12/27/2008    Duedate: 01/23/2009

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-255

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

D'URVILLE
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3800) [11-4-1,121]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

D'URVILLE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          
(39-3800) [11-4-1,121]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEELA ELLIS                    WHAKAPAPA
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3796) [13-9-0,85]          (39-3801) [12-3-3,87]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (449)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       20
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         5      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. WACKY (450)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. THE DUELING MAN (69)         0
                                       BLANK (107)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     34  11  6 75.6   1- 1*WACKY (450)               7  2 0
 2- 2*WACKY (450)               27  11  3 71.1   2/ 3 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     7  2 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     274 304 11 47.4   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5  9 0
 4- 4*THE DUELING MAN (69)       1   4  0 20.0   4- 4*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 612): WAYWARD SON oF MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 495): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 620): RIGATONI of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): PETE MASTIFF of DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 615): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 574): MARY of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 550): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 450): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): EAGLE KEYS of ANCIENT KNIGHTS (Brewmaster, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 464): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 612): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 495): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 620): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   4 JHELUM (turn 610): DOGS OF WAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 615): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 574): BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): BOY O'S (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 254): WACKY (The Zoo Keeper, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 550): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 241): UNDESIRABLE'S (Slinky, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 229): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 450): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 205): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 494) POWER PLAY et al (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 494): HAROLUE of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 614): SLINKY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 617): PENSACOLITA of BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 609): LUNAR COYOTE of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 603): HOFFA of ARROGANCE (A-Sop, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 602): VORG of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           STAY GOLD of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
               (turn 601): FOORMAN of LIGHT BRIGADE (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 566): POULAN of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
                              CONNIE PAKKIT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 252): MORI NEB of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 501): COLOROUTOFSPACE of RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings, warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Once again I've been called out of 
retirement for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Woof!  WACKY were a 
bunch of dogs after KIWI CONNECTION got through with 'em!  1st ain't so sweet as 2nd! 
What's with COLLINGWOOD?  He actually beat THE MIDDLE WAY's XYOKOR YAHL, and walked 
away with 8 more points from the fight.  Major screwup at THE MIDDLE WAY.  SAML TYNE 
lost 3 points to RIRORNI HORSEMAN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe SAML TYNE 
will provide more easy wins...  DEELA ELLIS was reminded on the sands why D'URVILLE 
is Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...   
     Warriors of XOCHITHLAN unite.  You have only your games to lose!  Is it my 
imagination, or are fighters getting younger every day?  To die so young, so 
gloriously!   
     Well, I'm pretty much through.  You guys need to get back practicing.  Are you 
as tired of reading this as I am of writing it?  Actually, I guess I'm writing it 
before you read it.  Oh, well.  Time for my medication, so I'll leave now.  Practice, 
practice, practice!-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 D'URVILLE 3800               11   4  1   121       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAKAPAPA 3801               12   3  3    87       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 DEELA ELLIS 3796             13   9  0    85       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-BART 3807                     6   0  0    77       WACKY (450)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RENNOR SIMM 3784             12  13  0    63       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798             11   4  2    61       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUG 3806                      5   3  2    52       WACKY (450)
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              8  22  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-BENCH 3805                    5   3  1    45       WACKY (450)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAML TYNE 3815                2   5  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-BUNNY 3804                    4   4  0    16       WACKY (450)
-BEN 3822                      2   0  0    16       WACKY (450)
-QUESTAR 386                   1   0  0    10       THE DUELING MAN (69)
 OHTAR PAES 3828               1   0  0     8       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-QUIZEK 387                    0   2  0     2       THE DUELING MAN (69)
-SIMON 383                     0   1  0     1       THE DUELING MAN (69)
-MOROLIATH 384                 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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

D'Urville -- Well, I guess it's fair enough that the Duelmaster should want a real
fight.  I wouldn't even mind, except that you won!  I find that so annoying. -- Deela
Ellis
P.S.  Good fight, actually.

Collingwood -- You remind me of my dentist, which does not make me feel all warm and
fuzzy. -- Xyokor Yahl
P.S.  But you're even meaner than he is.  Ouch.

Whakapapa -- I wish you'd go connect with a kiwi and leave off beating us up.  But
unfortunately, we aren't fast enough off the mark to discourage you properly. --
Rennor Simm
P.S.  And it isn't like there are all that many other opponents, though with a new
team, we can hope.

Bunny -- Rabbit stew, my favorite. -- Saml Tyne
P.S.  With dumplings.

A salute to the gladiators of Xochithlan who entered the tourney.  And may you have
better luck next time. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D'URVILLE devastated DEELA ELLIS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
WHAKAPAPA viciously subdued RENNOR SIMM in a 2 minute gruesome battle.
XYOKOR YAHL was demolished by COLLINGWOOD in a 1 minute uneven fight.
SAML TYNE was devastated by RIRORNI HORSEMAN in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
OHTAR PAES defeated RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute amateur's match.

                                    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 -   4 -  1      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  1      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  13 -  3      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 255 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  D'URVILLE 3800             11   4  1  121 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAKAPAPA 3801             12   3  3   87 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
WALL OF STEEL    COLLINGWOOD 3798           11   4  2   61 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DEELA ELLIS 3796.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was WHAKAPAPA 3801.  The ten other most popular fighters were D'URVILLE 3800, 
RENNOR SIMM 3784, COLLINGWOOD 3798, OHTAR PAES 3828, DEELA ELLIS 3796, XYOKOR YAHL 
3767, SAML TYNE 3815,  0,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was SAML TYNE 3815.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were XYOKOR YAHL 3767, DEELA ELLIS 3796, OHTAR PAES 3828, COLLINGWOOD 3798, 
RENNOR SIMM 3784, D'URVILLE 3800, WHAKAPAPA 3801,  0,  0, and  0.

                        WINTER FACE-TO-FACE IN SUNNY ARIZONA!

Our next Winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 16-18, 2009.  It will be 
held at the Fiesta Resort in Tempe, AZ at 2100 South Priest Drive, Tempe, 85282
(480-967-1441).  Rooms are only $139.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  There is a free 
24-hour shuttle from the airport, free parking, free high-speed wireless internet
in all guest rooms.  There is a fitness center with cardiovascular and weight-lifting 
equipment, a heated swimming pool and jacuzzi, with poolside beverage delivery.  They 
have a bustling happy hour in the Kachina lounge, with complimentary hors d'oeuvres.
There are tons of restaurants nearby at the Mall, a Denny's across the street, and 
several fast food options nearby as well, as well as a restaurant in the hotel with 
room service.  

If you arrive early or stay late, don't forget that there is excellent golfing in 
the Phoenix area, with several championship courses nearby.  Winter is an excellent 
time to explore Arizona with a trip to the Grand Canyon or Sedona or any of our 
other scenic sites across the state.  

Hotel info:  http://www.fiestainnresort.com

The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  

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!