DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/21/2009    Duedate: 04/17/2009

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-258

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

D'URVILLE
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3800) [14-4-1,143]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

D'URVILLE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          
(39-3800) [14-4-1,143]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHAKAPAPA                      WHAKAPAPA
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3801) [14-4-4,95]          (39-3801) [14-4-4,95]

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)        32
2. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       15      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       ADEPTES ASTARTES (404)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     42  18  7 70.0   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     8  7 1
 2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     279 313 11 47.1   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5  9 0

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

                                    TEAM SPOTLIGHT

            + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ Southern Comfort ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     It was one of those days when nobody was doing much or wanted to.  Spring in the
air, maybe, but not strong enough to get people up and moving around outside.  The
gladiators of the Middle Way were sprawled around the common room of their
guildhouse, on furniture that was shabby but comfortable.  The door was open on the
yard behind the building, letting in lazy warm air and the distant sound of people in
other houses or out on the street.  They all had mugs or glasses.
     "We should maybe do a little practicing," Saml Tyne mentioned.  He didn't get up
to begin, and when Xyokor Yahl came around with the bottle, he held his mug out for a
refill.
     "What's the point?" Deela Ellis asked.  "We'll either fight Kiwis and lose, or
standbys and win, and practicing won't make much difference."
     "It's the principle of the thing."  Saml didn't sound sure of that, or maybe he
just didn't care about it.  "Too bad there isn't anything interesting going on."
     Ohtar Paes sat up sharply, splashing his drink onto the floor; he ignored that
and it soaked into the worn boards quickly.  A long way up, since he was a Shew.
"Don't SAY that!  You could curse us all with an adventure."
     "In a two-team arena?"  Deela snorted.  "Get real, Ohtar, there isn't a chance
of an adventure here.  It's like that old saying, something about if a tree falls in
the forest and there's no one to notice, does it happen?  Adventures don't happen in
two-team arenas.  Not a chance."
     "You don't need to sound so pleased about it," Saml said.  "If something doesn't
happen, people will come along and bury us because we appear to be dead."
     "You're so hot to do something," Deela said, taking a swallow from her glass,
"maybe you could go out and locate our new recruit who was SUPPOSED to have turned up
a month ago and didn't.  Dirty work there, I bet."

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 619): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 501): HORMONAL GROWTH OF WIDE WORLD OF... (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 627): KOVARARMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 621): JAMMY LARKE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 622): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 623): WHOLLY MOLLY of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 613): JOLEEN KRUZ of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 609): CHOCO BOBA BABY of WIZARDGUARD (?, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 608): MIGHTY BOSSTONE of MINISTRY OF SKA (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 580): MORNGRIM THOTH of ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 572): AVERAGE JOE of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 257): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 556): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 507): CARGO of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 244): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 457): EVANDER GILL of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 208): UM-PAH of ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 501): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 619): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 501): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 627): SORCERY COVENANT (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 621): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 622): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 523): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 613): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 609): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 608): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 580): ACT OF MALICE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 572): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 257): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 556): DUNGEON CELL (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 507): RAISING R'LYEH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 244): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 232): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 457): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 208): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 501) FLOPS et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 619): TONY SIRAGUSA of BETTER OFF DEAD (Hombre, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 609): CHARNEL of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 572): AVERAGE JOE of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 505): VARGOI of DARK HORSEMENT (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 231): ROSE SHELL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 455): CHATTI of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
                               INVUR KREB of MIDDLE WAY 10 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in XOCHITHLAN!  I still haven't told Mom I'm 
writing Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for TIMOR 
UNRED?  THE MIDDLE WAY's proud of him after beating IPSWICH and getting 19 points.  
Talk about yer major upsets!  IPSWICH's match with TIMOR UNRED cost him a loss of 11 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  D'URVILLE stopped DEELA ELLIS dead 
in hers tracks!  Who was the wiseguy that said XOCHITHLAN's Duelmaster was paying for 
drinks at The Dripping Blade?  Don't look at me!   
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?   
     Challenges, revenges, Bloodfeuds.  All XOCHITHLAN ever talks about is fighting!  
Me, I'm more laid back.  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out 
of a job, that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  XOCHITHLAN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Its been really albendranius!  Later, guys-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 D'URVILLE 3800               14   4  1   143       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WHAKAPAPA 3801               14   4  4    95       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEELA ELLIS 3796             13  12  0    80       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLLINGWOOD 3798             13   5  2    64       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              9  24  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OHTAR PAES 3828               3   1  0    24       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAML TYNE 3815                3   7  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 TIMOR UNRED 3842              1   0  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 IPSWICH 3839                  1   1  0     4       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
LITTLEBIT 3841          0  1 0 KIWI CONNECTION 449  CAPTIVE GIANT         258  NONE
RENNOR SIMM 3784       12 14 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   WHAKAPAPA 3801        256   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

D'Urville -- I am stunned, I say, totally stunned, to have been matched against you
and to have lost.  How can this possibly have come about?  What is the secret inner
meaning of it all? -- Deela Ellis

Collingwood -- There's a Calling Wood out east of town, any relation of yours?  You
know, that grove where the aqueduct makes the bend for no obvious reason?  That's the
Calling Wood.  Named for some birds, I think. -- Xyokor Yahl

If the Rirorni Horseman wants to bring his horse into the arena, and the Commission
allows this, why do *I* have to clean up after him?  It wasn't MY horse. -- Saml Tyne
P.S.  But it damned near broke my toe, stepping on me.

Ipswich -- I heard about you, and the Ipswich Vial and all.  Tricky, how'd you get it
into the arena?  Really threw me for a loop. -- Ohtar Paes

Anonymous Commenter -- Name yourself so we can have a conversation!  And no, I didn't
want to do a flagstone, they leave me feeling all flat. -- Deela Ellis

     Do you have anything interesting to talk about? -- Shadrak Tev, Arena Manager
     and General Handiman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

LITTLEBIT was dealt death by CAPTIVE GIANT in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
D'URVILLE vanquished DEELA ELLIS in a exciting 1 minute gory uneven Title battle.
WHAKAPAPA viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory brawl.
COLLINGWOOD defeated XYOKOR YAHL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute match.
SAML TYNE was unbelievably bested by CAPTURED NOMAD in a 2 minute gory duel.
OHTAR PAES devastated RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
IPSWICH was handily defeated by TIMOR UNRED in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY        2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   4 -  2      76  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   6 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         LUNGING ATTACK    18 -  12 -  0      60  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   8 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 258 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  2         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  D'URVILLE 3800             14   4  1  143 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAKAPAPA 3801             14   4  4   95 KIWI CONNECTION (449)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    COLLINGWOOD 3798           13   5  2   64 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WHAKAPAPA 3801.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was WHAKAPAPA 3801.  The ten other most popular fighters were LITTLEBIT 3841, 
D'URVILLE 3800, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, COLLINGWOOD 3798, SAML TYNE 3815, OHTAR PAES 3828, 
TIMOR UNRED 3842, DEELA ELLIS 3796, IPSWICH 3839, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was IPSWICH 3839.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DEELA ELLIS 3796, TIMOR UNRED 3842, OHTAR PAES 3828, SAML TYNE 3815, 
COLLINGWOOD 3798, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, D'URVILLE 3800, LITTLEBIT 3841, WHAKAPAPA 3801, 
and  0.