DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2009    Duedate: 02/20/2009

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-256

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

D'URVILLE
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3800) [12-4-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

D'URVILLE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          
(39-3800) [12-4-1,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DEELA ELLIS                    D'URVILLE
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3796) [13-10-0,81]         (39-3800) [12-4-1,130]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (449)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        29
2. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       23      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. WACKY (450)                  0      Unchartered Team
4. THE DUELING MAN (69)         0
                                        (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     36  14  7 72.0   1/ 2 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     8  3 1
 2- 2*WACKY (450)               27  11  3 71.1   2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5  9 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     277 306 11 47.5   3- 1*WACKY (450)               3  1 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 614): WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 497): HORMONAL GROWTH of WIDE WORLD OF... (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 622): BUD GREEN of GREEN WITH ENVY (Misfit, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 617): SHY GUY of PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): DEADLY DUO of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 619): HIDA YAKAMO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 605): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 604): THELONIUS of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 576): CHAENY GROVE of MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 568): RUMAKI of FREAKISH (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 255): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 552): DIPSY DIXIE of COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 503): GARANH of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 242): SAMILDAR of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 230): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 206): DRUWEZ of GLACIATION GUILD II (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 466): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 614): BOOZE (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 497): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 622): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 617): PAPER MARIO (Luigi, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 618): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 619): BEACH BABES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 610): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 605): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 604): NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 576): MIDDLE WAY 17 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 568): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 255): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 552): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 503): DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 242): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 230): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 206): AD HOMINEM (Sir Chester, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 496) NUMBERS et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 613): RECESS of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 617): MISS AN THROPE of STREET URCHINS (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 619): HIDA YAKAMO of CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 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 604): THELONIUS of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
               (turn 603): GAMMA of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           BLEDD of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 228): KONA QUAIL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 452): RUSSIAN BEAR of THE BEARS (Papa Bear, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team WACKY was unseated 
this week as KIWI CONNECTION moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-3-1 record for the round.  XYOKOR YAHL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested COLLINGWOOD and was awarded 18 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, XYOKOR YAHL put down 
COLLINGWOOD, causing him to lose 13 points of recognition in the process.  Although 
DEELA ELLIS made a valiant effort, it did not suffice to topple the reign of 
victorious D'URVILLE.  Would you believe that over half of the old women in 
XOCHITHLAN seem to feel that they could fight better than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city XOCHITHLAN.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  I must report the passing of RENNOR SIMM, veteran 
of many duels.  12-14-0 final record His was not illustrious--but death plays no 
favorites.  Cruelly, WHAKAPAPA of KIWI CONNECTION has slain the lesser ranked RENNOR 
SIMM.  Word already flies around town that THE MIDDLE WAY plans a bloodfeud!  Dark 
alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena there is only the 
brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks slow, hides head in a shell, and harms 
no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 D'URVILLE 3800               12   4  1   130       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAKAPAPA 3801               13   3  4   103       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEELA ELLIS 3796             13  10  0    81       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-BART 3807                     6   0  0    77       WACKY (450)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              9  22  0    64       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BUG 3806                      5   3  2    52       WACKY (450)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798             11   5  2    48       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
-BENCH 3805                    5   3  1    45       WACKY (450)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAML TYNE 3815                3   5  0    28       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OHTAR PAES 3828               2   0  0    17       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)
-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?
ALTON 3799              0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION 449  SWAMP TROLL           256  NONE
MOEROA 3797             0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION 449  SHAGORNAN HERMIT      256  NONE
RENNOR SIMM 3784       12 14 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   WHAKAPAPA 3801        256   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

D'Urville -- There are times, and I'm sure you must feel it too, when the Small Arena
Syndrome as represented by the limited pool of opponents, is a pain in the rear and
wherever else.  On the arm, in this case. -- Deela Ellis

Whakapapa -- How tedious.  I suspect that all plays we could make with your name have
been exhausted twice around, and what else is there?  I could sneer at your foreign
race, I suppose, comment that except for that beaky nose you look like a renegade
Rirorni.  Does this turn your crank at all?  It's hard to find a POINT in writing
personals sometimes. -- Rennor Simm
P.S.  Besides the point that Jorja prods us with until we do it.

     An effective point.

Collingwood -- Admit it, you're in league with my dentist! -- Xyokor Yahl

Who let the Rirorni Horseman bring his mount into the arena?  Don't think *I* am
going to clean up after that thing! -- Saml Tyne

     Arenamaster Xoron was bored.  He wanted a change.

Why is a Rirorni Deserter bad?  The guy just wants a house with solid walls and a
regular job, is this wrong? -- Ohtar Paes

     Yes.  Rirorni should live in tents.  It was meant that they do so.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MOEROA was butchered by SHAGORNAN HERMIT in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ALTON was butchered by SWAMP TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena duel.
D'URVILLE demolished DEELA ELLIS in a 1 minute one-sided Title melee.
WHAKAPAPA assassinated RENNOR SIMM in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
COLLINGWOOD was bested by XYOKOR YAHL in a 1 minute fight.
SAML TYNE overpowered RIRORNI CHIEFTAIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
OHTAR PAES devastated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    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 -  2      76  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         LUNGING ATTACK    25 -  13 -  3      66  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -   7 -  0      65  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  17 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         AIMED BLOW         3 -   8 -  0      27  |
|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 256 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 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  D'URVILLE 3800             12   4  1  130 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAKAPAPA 3801             13   3  4  103 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
WALL OF STEEL    COLLINGWOOD 3798           11   5  2   48 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 D'URVILLE 3800.  The ten other most popular fighters were WHAKAPAPA 3801, 
XYOKOR YAHL 3767, SAML TYNE 3815, OHTAR PAES 3828, MOEROA 3797, ALTON 3799, DEELA 
ELLIS 3796, RENNOR SIMM 3784, COLLINGWOOD 3798, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was COLLINGWOOD 3798.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were RENNOR SIMM 3784, DEELA ELLIS 3796, ALTON 3799, MOEROA 3797, 
OHTAR PAES 3828, SAML TYNE 3815, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, WHAKAPAPA 3801, D'URVILLE 3800, 
and  0.

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XLII

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SMIRK 3606 (27-10-0)                   1  3  0         CHEAP SHOTS