DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/18/2009    Duedate: 05/15/2009

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-259

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

D'URVILLE
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3800) [15-4-1,149]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

D'URVILLE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          
(39-3800) [15-4-1,149]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHAKAPAPA                      SAML TYNE
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3801) [14-5-4,72]          (39-3815) [3-8-0,17]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (449)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       28
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)       -25      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
                                       Unchartered Team

                                       BRITTERON BY (370)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     46  19  7 70.8   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    10  5 0
 2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     279 318 11 46.7   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      2 12 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[ +

     "But I CAN'T be a golem!"
     Saml Tyne, wandering into the arena recruiting and registry office, raised an
eyebrow.  There was a lot of passion in that statement for it to be coming from a
golem.
     The man, or more likely elf, for so he could be called going by appearances, was
leaning over the counter, nose to nose with the arena official in charge.  Shadrak
Tev, that would be, the General Manager and Handyman for the Xochithlan arena; he did
everything that didn't actually require him to hold a sword.  "I can't be a golem!"
the man repeated.  "My mother would have mentioned something like that!  She'd have
noticed--"
     Shadrak ruffled the wad of papers in front of him, selecting one and placing it
on top.  "According to the Medical Examiner, you ARE a golem," he said.  "This isn't
something he'd make a mistake about."
     "But--"
     "It may have been a post-natal conversion," the official went on.  "We see a
fair amount of that in the arenas.  Some promising youngster is, ah, noticed by a,
um, genetic engineer who makes a few changes, you could say enhancements, before
adulthood brings rigidity to the, well, to the physisical development, and then
erases the subject's memory.  Nothing shows until the arena's Medical Examiner gets
to work."  He shrugged.  "It isn't anything to be ashamed of.  Some of the most
successful gladiators have been converted--"
     "But I don't WANT to--"
     "Sorry, the condition is not reversible.  Now if you will just sign here, here,
here, here, and here...."  He held out the quill.
     The young person took the quill but hesitated.  "What are these papers?"
     "Your registration, assignment to a team, and, um, other details.  Nothing you
need to be concerned about.  Just... details.  And then you can go and meet your new
teammates of the Middle Way."
     Saml closed his eyes and prayed for patience.  Just what they needed, a new
teammate with identity issues.  Interesting times ahead and no mistake!

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 621): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 503): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 628): KOVARARMANN VOTH of GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 622): JAMMY LARKE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 623): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 625): HIDA YAMAKO oF CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 615): JOLEEN KRUZ of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 611): BLUE MOON of RUN AND HYDE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 610): JAGARE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 382): KYRA of BABES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 574): VANILLA JOE of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 258): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 558): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 509): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 245): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 233): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 459): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 209): UM-PAH of ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 503): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 621): SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 503): PEANUT BUTTER FUDGE (Gavin Rule, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 628): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 622): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 623): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 625): SENTINELS (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 615): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 611): CENTER FOR OLDS (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 610): MONADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 582): GIRLS GIRLS GIRLS (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 574): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 258): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 558): COLOR ME SUAVE (Suave, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 509): SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 245): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 233): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 459): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 209): ONE MAN BAND (Allegro, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 503) FLOPS et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 622): JAMMY LARKE of THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 625): HIDA YAMAKO oF CALL TO THUNDER (Ichabod Frothingslosh)
               (turn 624): LORD T. JEEBUS of AMEN! (?, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 615): REESE SILEEN of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 611): DECK APE of SEA DOGS (One-Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 610): JAGARE of NOMADIC TRIBE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 574): VANILLA of U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Welcome XOCHITHLAN.  I, Olaf Modeen remember this place well.  Many the fights 
have I fought here.  The celebrations, the disappointments...  What's with ASQUITH?  
He actually beat THE MIDDLE WAY's TIMOR UNRED, and walked away with 22 more points 
from the fight.  Major screwup at KIWI CONNECTION.  WHAKAPAPA lost 23 points to ELITE 
ASSASSIN.  Some new strategies, perhaps?  Maybe WHAKAPAPA will provide more easy 
wins...  DEELA ELLIS was reminded on the sands why D'URVILLE is Duelmaster.  Wouldn't 
it be nice to have live subjects to practice on?  I hear some team is looking into 
the uses of convicted prisoners.   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting younger every 
day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  All 
work and no play makes Olaf a dull fighter.  Work and play no fighter dull Olaf.  
Olaffighterwork and no play.  Remember--a good fighter needs both good skills and 
good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 D'URVILLE 3800               15   4  1   149       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEELA ELLIS 3796             13  13  0    78       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 WHAKAPAPA 3801               14   5  4    72       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798             14   5  2    71       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767              9  25  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 OHTAR PAES 3828               3   2  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 ASQUITH 3843                  1   0  0    22       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 IPSWICH 3839                  2   1  0    20       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 SAML TYNE 3815                3   8  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 TIMOR UNRED 3842              1   1  0     4       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
RENNOR SIMM 3784       12 14 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   WHAKAPAPA 3801        256   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

D'Urville -- As anticipated. -- Deela Ellis
P.S.  I won't say "eagerly anticipated," but I knew this was going to happen, and I'm
not even psychic.

Collingwood -- You just do this to embarrass me, don't you?  Well, guess what, I
wasn't embarrassed.  I hardly noticed. -- Xyokor Yahl
P.S.  Just don't kill me, okay?  I'd notice that.

Just to prove Deela wrong, I will LOSE to a standby any time I feel like it.  So
there. -- Saml Tyne

Saml can make whatever gestures he wants, but I am not going to lose to a Rirorni
Woman, and there's just no two ways about that. -- Ohtar Paes

Ipswich -- That's IT?  One blow and you quit?  I thought there'd be more to it.  Is
it always like this? -- Timor Unred

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

D'URVILLE devastated DEELA ELLIS in a 1 minute mismatched Title fight.
WHAKAPAPA was vanquished by ELITE ASSASSIN in a exciting 1 minute uneven battle.
COLLINGWOOD overpowered XYOKOR YAHL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched duel.
OHTAR PAES was defeated by CAPTURED NOMAD in a crowd pleasing 1 minute novice's fight.
SAML TYNE was bested by IPSWICH in a 2 minute veteran vs. amateur upset duel.
TIMOR UNRED was overpowered by ASQUITH in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   6 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  10 -  0      62  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         AIMED BLOW         3 -  10 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|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 259 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  D'URVILLE 3800             15   4  1  149 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAKAPAPA 3801             14   5  4   72 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
WALL OF STEEL    COLLINGWOOD 3798           14   5  2   71 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 SAML TYNE 3815.  The ten other most popular fighters were IPSWICH 3839, ASQUITH 
3843, COLLINGWOOD 3798, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, D'URVILLE 3800, WHAKAPAPA 3801, OHTAR PAES 
3828, DEELA ELLIS 3796, TIMOR UNRED 3842, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was TIMOR UNRED 3842.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were DEELA ELLIS 3796, OHTAR PAES 3828, WHAKAPAPA 3801, D'URVILLE 
3800, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, COLLINGWOOD 3798, ASQUITH 3843, IPSWICH 3839, SAML TYNE 3815, 
and  0.