DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/13/2009    Duedate: 07/10/2009

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-261

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUCK A L'ORANGE
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3607) [13-8-1,98]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUCK A L'ORANGE                POSITION IS EMPTY
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          
(39-3607) [13-8-1,98]          

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WHAKAPAPA                      WHAKAPAPA
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3801) [15-6-4,79]          (39-3801) [15-6-4,79]

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)        27
2. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       22      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)      -32      Unchartered Team

                                       THE HEADSMEN (130)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     55  20  8 73.3   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    13  2 1
 2/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    165 121 12 57.7   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      4 11 0
 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     283 324 11 46.6   3/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     1  2 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 624): MIASMA of SWEORDMASTERS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): GALLORDIN of THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): FARFALE of PASTA (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): HALIBUTT of WIZARD'S WRATH (Visionist, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): WHISPER WALK of MY LITTLE TRIBE (?, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): CANDY CANE of CHURCH LADIES (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): DEIMOS of THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SPARE ANCHOR of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): EVA MENDES of GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): REDD CORVAITT of JINDA-BAN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): CHATTY CABALIST of DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): HASARCH of DARK HORSEMEN (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): KORASIM of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): GISBORNE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): FYRE SWORD of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): THE TRUNK MONKEY of BARBARIAN HORDE (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506): SUPER BUM of FLAT BROKE (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 624): LAB EXPERIMENTS (?, mgr.)
 DM   2 NIANIA (turn 507): THE GOLDEN FISH (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   3 OSKSI (turn 630): GAMES LIBRARY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   5 KALTOS (turn 625): THE MIDDLE WAY 5 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM   7 BONSUR (turn 629): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  10 KOLACT (turn 618): THE MOONDOGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  18 TALCAMA (turn 615): SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
 DM  36 JHANS (turn 586): GIRLS X3 (Non?, mgr.)
 DM  38 CLIFFHOME (turn 578): U.A.K. (Otis the Drunk, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  42 RODEKI (turn 562): DUNGEON CELL (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  51 TRICORUS (turn 513): AMAZON ELITE (?, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 247): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 235): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 462): DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 211): FEARSOME LEGENDS (?, mgr.)
ADM 104 DARKHOLM (turn 506) 0729205R et al (The Muffin Man, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   1 MORDANT (turn 623): POOP DECK GUY of SEA DOGS (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
                            WAYWARD SON of MANNEQUIN'S BEST (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM   6 TRANSEL (turn 625): BIMBETTE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
                (turn 624): HATTIE of PSYCHO SQUAD (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  21 SUNSET (turn 614): PILSON of DEATH MOB 4 (Jakari, mgr.)
                           SLYTHR of GRIM FANDANGO (Stik, mgr.)
                           WHITMAN of LITERATE LOONS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 260): D'URVILLE of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 234): KIRRALA of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  62 VALAMANTIS (turn 461): ANGRY DECKHAND of DEATH MOB (Jakari, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail XOCHITHLAN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  And let's see, DEELA ELLIS fought VETERAN MERCENARY and gained 13 points 
and contributed to THE MIDDLE WAY's 2-3-0.  XYOKOR YAHL has lost to COLLINGWOOD, 
falling 1 points, while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY a 2-3-0 turn.  The attempts to 
dethrone the Duelmaster have failed, and D'URVILLE remains XOCHITHLAN's top warrior 
for another turn.  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes 
their losing fighters do dishes at The Welcome Wench until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  Is it really true that XOCHITHLAN 
has more dishwashers per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Remember, blood on the purple robe does not change it from a purple robe.  Dare 
to fight bravely.  Always good to rest in XOCHITHLAN, but never good to wear out my 
welcome.  Look for me in future turns.  Until the sun next rises and my pen sets to 
paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607         13   8  1    98       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DEELA ELLIS 3796             14  14  0    90       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 PEKING DUCK 3632             12   3  0    90       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 COLLINGWOOD 3798             16   5  2    87       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 WHAKAPAPA 3801               15   6  4    79       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XYOKOR YAHL 3767             10  26  0    60       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726         4   1  0    50       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 IPSWICH 3839                  4   1  0    39       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 ASQUITH 3843                  3   0  1    34       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMOR UNRED 3842              3   1  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           4   3  0    25       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SAML TYNE 3815                3  10  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DEAD DUCK VI 3821       0  1 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED 143  DARK ELF CLERIC       261  NONE
OHTAR PAES 3828         3  4 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   ASQUITH 3843          261   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

D'Urville -- What a surprise. -- Deela Ellis
P.S.  Nothing personal, just too much of the same old thing, you know?

A "Native" Looter?  As in, a Xochithlanian looting his own town?  That's disgusting.
-- Xyokor Yahl

Asquith -- Yeah, well, Timor's experience prepared me for this.  Losing to you, I
mean. -- Saml Tyne

Ipswich -- Yeah, pretty much what he said. -- Ohtar Paes

And a Long Range Archer who was, happily, out of his league in the arena. -- Timor
Unred

Our congratulations to D'Urville. -- Jorja and the Middle Way

Lord Protector D'Urville -- Have a good trip.  I don't suppose we'll see or hear from

you again except as an entry on a "who did the tourney" listing.  So it goes.  If,
against all probability, you decide to settle here, contact me and we can look into
the options. -- Shadrack Tev, Arena Manager and General Handyman

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DEAD DUCK VI was butchered by DARK ELF CLERIC in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
D'URVILLE viciously subdued DUCK A L'ORANGE in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
DEELA ELLIS vanquished VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
COLLINGWOOD demolished XYOKOR YAHL in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
WHAKAPAPA lost to PEKING DUCK in a exciting 3 minute master's fight.
IPSWICH devastated SAML TYNE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
ASQUITH viciously butchered OHTAR PAES in a 1 minute gruesome melee.
TIMOR UNRED vanquished RIRORNI WOMAN 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|
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL      9 -   3 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    14 -   6 -  1      70  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   15 -  11 -  0      58  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         STRIKING ATTACK   10 -   9 -  1      53  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         BASHING ATTACK     3 -  12 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 261 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     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  SLASHING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607       13   8  1   98 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632           12   3  0   90 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
WALL OF STEEL    COLLINGWOOD 3798           16   5  2   87 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  WHAKAPAPA 3801             15   6  4   79 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   IPSWICH 3839                4   1  0   39 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 DEELA ELLIS 3796, TIMOR 
UNRED 3842, PEKING DUCK 3632, ASQUITH 3843, COLLINGWOOD 3798, IPSWICH 3839, DEAD DUCK 
VI 3821, DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, and SAML TYNE 3815.

The least popular fighter this week was OHTAR PAES 3828.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAML TYNE 3815, XYOKOR YAHL 3767, DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607, DEAD DUCK VI 
3821, IPSWICH 3839, COLLINGWOOD 3798, ASQUITH 3843, PEKING DUCK 3632, TIMOR UNRED 
3842, and DEELA ELLIS 3796.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DEELA ELLIS (39-3796) THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

D'URVILLE (39-3800) KIWI CONNECTION (449)

                          SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN CLEVELAND!

Our summer FTF will be an eastern one this time, located in Cleveland, Ohio  on July 
17-19, 2009.  It will be held at the Holiday Inn in Strongsville, OH, at 15471 
Royalton Rd (440-238-8800).  Rooms are only $95.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy.  

There is a free shuttle from the airport, free parking, and free high-speed wireless 
internet in all guestrooms ($3/day in public space).  The hotel has an indoor pool, 
pool table, and hockey, and a fitness center.   The hotel is located 1/2 mile from the 
largest mall in Northeast Ohio, with indoor minigolf and pottery painting, and right 
next door to Iceland Arena, which offers open skate and skate rental.  They also have 
four bikes on property available for checkout, as the Metro parks are next door as 
well.  The rooms are blocked--ask for the "Reality Simulations" room block.  There are 
many restaurants and nightspots nearby and at the Mall, as well as a cafe in the 
hotel.  

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!

                                  Daydream Believer

You once thought of me,
As a white knight on a steed.
Now you know how happy I can be...

It's true.  I'm gone.  I've punched my ticket to Immortality and I'm off to the Isle.
I know a lot of you are wondering what it is about me that has made me so successful.
I wish I knew for sure.  I think it has more to do with intangibles (knack) than it
does with design, bonuses and favorites.  I'll let you decide.

Daydream Believer (PR) 17-14-4-17-7-8-17  Poor Endurance--Good Damage
I -- 8 (+1)  R -- 13  A -- 14 (+4)  P -- 14 (+4)  Df - 8  Dc - 6 (+3)

I know what you're thinking, "WTF, that guy looks like a 98 lb weakling!"  Sigh...I
prefer to think my physical characteristics are ideally suited for a finesse style.
As for my bases, I know they aren't much to look at.  After all, I am a PR.  I'm
fortunate to be blessed where I need it the most--attack and parry.

Okay, so I've got nice bases with bonuses in the right spots.  What about favorites?
Did I know them in advance or did I change them?  The answer is no, I had no idea
what they were for sure until I recieved my graduation announcement.  I would be
happy to tell you what my favorites are but I don't think my clone, Jumpinjack Flash,
would be very happy with me if I did.  Let's just say that from the moment I stepped
on the sands as a Rookie I used the same strategy in EVERY fight.  The only thing I
ever changed was armor (early on vs. TP's) and attack/defend locations.  That should
give those of you who have faced me more than once something to think about.

You may be interested to know that I am all natural.  I haven't had a prize of any
type used on me.  I'm a freak of nature.  It just goes to show you never know when a
guy like me will walk into your guildhouse looking for work as a gladiator.  It's up
to you to spot the potential and nuture it along.

I'm going to list my tourney results and records versus each style.  It isn't meant
to be a brag--I just thought you might find it interesting and a lot easier than
looking it up yourself.  Enjoy!
     Tourneys:  Rookies: 15-1-3 TC.  Initiates: 15-3-3 TV.  Adepts: 16-2 TC.
Champs: 13-1-1 TC.  Rookies--Champs record: 59-7-7 (.894)  Challengers: 9-3 TV.
Challengers: 15-1-1 TC.
 
Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)  Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up
(Teevella-LU)  Challengers: 7-3  Challengers: 11-3-2 TV  Challengers: 11-3-1 TV
 Challengers: 13-3 TV -- Runner-up (Marv-AB)

Challengers: 12-3 TV.  Challengers record: 104-25-4 (.806).  Career Tourney record:
163-32-11 (.836)  TC's: 4  TVs: 8 (3 Runner-ups)  Arena record: 5-0-1  Grudge
matches: 3-0

Total record: 171-32-12 (.842)  Tourney record vs all styles:  AB: 7-11  BA: 6-0-1
LU: 46-9-4  PL: 5-1-1  PR: 2-0  PS: ---  SL: 9-2  ST: 51-5-2  TP: 35-4-3  WS: 2-0

As you can see, the only style I had trouble with is the ABs.  I think that has more
to do with which ABs I fought rather than the style as a whole.  I was 3-1 vs ABs
early on (Rookies-Champs) and 4-10 in Challengers.  I was 1-5 vs Marv, 0-1 vs Marv Jr
and 0-3 vs Soulsnare.  I am going to make an educated guess and assume they all had
skills or prizes added to them to make them competetive at the Challenger level where
so few ABs are.  I could be wrong, though I doubt it.

See you on the Isle,
    Daydream Believer