DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/19/2011    Duedate: 04/15/2011

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-284

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TIMOR UNRED
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3842) [16-11-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TIMOR UNRED                    RIPPLE CAUSER
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
(39-3842) [16-11-0,95]         (39-3869) [5-1-1,56]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FALLON GRIMM                   TERROR-DACTYL
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           DINO SORES! (459)
(39-3847) [14-8-0,59]          (39-3875) [2-2-0,16]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        32
2. DINO SORES! (459)           14      CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
3. CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)      -6      Unchartered Team
4. PROPHETIC OMENS (458)       -8
                                       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)   243 152 12 61.5   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     10  4 0
 2/ 1*PROPHETIC OMENS (458)     19  15  3 55.9   2/ 1*PROPHETIC OMENS (458)     6  9 1
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     340 377 11 47.4   3/ 3*DINO SORES! (459)         4  7 0
 4/ 4*DINO SORES! (459)          7   9  0 43.8   4/ 4 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)    2  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

Players old and new!

     Some of you may know that at one point last year, RSI tried to pull together an
arena in which role-playing in the personals and in spotlights would be a significant
(and rewarded) feature.  Though it didn't work out, the idea remains an appealing
one.  I would like to propose that we, the players, sponsor such an effort.  No
rules, no prizes, just players getting into the spirit of role-play.
     I suggest Telorinthe, arena 83, as a place to try this.  Telorinthe is the slow
no-tourney arena, and it seems like a good place for this experiment.  There is no
large body of entrenched players with other interests.  Although some background work
has been done, there is no great, creaking, edifice of old spotlights to deal with.
Very little in the way of vested interests.  Perhaps if all goes well, the idea might
catch on in other arenas.
     In keeping with the "no rules" idea, I won't say, "Begins on turn ###!"  Just
show up when you feel like it and jump in.  We'll keep a seat ready for you.

Jorja and the Middle Way

P.S.  And I'll try to have at least a short piece each time.  No major adventures,
just "the adventure of living."  Bring your friends!

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                              ---===SLOW ARENA NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 332): ZITHER of Z GLADIATORS (Z-Man, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): OMBERT QURL of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): TIMOR UNRED of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): CALLOUS CORTNEY of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): ACE FREHLEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): DURANGO KID of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TIAN HU of ASIAN INVASION (?, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): I'M A BASHER of BASHAHOLICS ANON (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 234): PANAMA OATS of THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): TORANS ULRIK of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): ACCORDION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): DEVIL'S ADVOCATE of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 332): SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 328): AVENGERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 283): PROPHETIC OMENS (Lord Rahl, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 305): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 299): OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 286): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 280): FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 265): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 258): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 234): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 234): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 232): SPIDERS et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 331): INDIOR LANDIS of MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 330): PATTE DE SAGUAR of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 327): EXECUTIONER of RETRIBUTION (Zalgor Prigg, mgr.)
 DM  47 TEMPLE OF ABARSIS (turn 298): SALSA ELEMENTAL of DARQUE FORCES
                                                         (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 285): WHISTLIN DIXIE of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 235): LILAS KEEPER of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 50): CONFESSION of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
                              QUITA REMMING of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                   (turn 49): KARIN LO of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     I don't think the Veteran Mercenary really wanted to be Duelmaster, and I can't
blame him.  Aside for the "target on your armor" aspect, there's a lot of ceremonial
stuff attached, especially (so I'm told) here in Xochithlan.  Elves, you know.  They
make a major ceremony of taking out the trash!

                                   Timor Unred

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, XOCHITHLAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Later days, PROPHETIC OMENS, since THE 
MIDDLE WAY took top team from you this turn, you guys are old news.  Of course, we're 
all terribly impressed to see TERROR-DACTYL win a fight and gain 11 points, terribly. 
Tsk, tsk, QUITA ROSALA beat RIPPLE CAUSER and RIPPLE CAUSER lost 3 points.  You're 
breakin' my heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, XOCHITHLAN may be getting 
bland, as TIMOR UNRED stays top dog in the city.  The Dripping Blade, humph!  I've 
tasted better ale at mortuaries.  Where do they get this stuff?  From XOCHITHLAN's 
trash dumps?   
     He who fights and runs away will live to fight another day, the coward.  
XOCHITHLAN, I am losing what little hope I had in you.  CRIMINAL ELEMENT the most 
avoided team?  What insult will suffice, I cannot say.  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was PROPHETIC OMENS.  Ha 
ha ha ha!  FALLON GRIMM was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I suspect either a 21 will or a 21 ego on 
this one, but WORLD BRINK has challenged up by 26 in an attempt against FALLON GRIMM. 
Not that I'm surprised or anything, but WORLD BRINK lost to FALLON GRIMM, leaving the 
latter lower for recognition points.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for XOCHITHLAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Honor is like a chainmail shirt, it only shines through use.  
Certain nameless cowards will doubtless rebuke me on this one.   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Just wait 'till next time I show up 
here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TIMOR UNRED 3842             16  11  0    95       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUITA ROSALA 3846            12  10  0    72       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 PAT RISIDE 3856               9   6  0    67       CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FALLON GRIMM 3847            14   8  0    59       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RIPPLE CAUSER 3869            5   1  1    56       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 UDARN VOYL 3872               5   2  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WORLD BRINK 3867              2   5  1    28       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CRATOR'S CAUSE 3868           4   3  1    21       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 SWIRLS AND ARCS 3870          5   2  0    19       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 TANK-LOSAURUS 3876            4   0  0    17       DINO SORES! (459)
 TERROR-DACTYL 3875            2   2  0    16       DINO SORES! (459)
 MISTY FORM 3871               3   4  0    13       PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
 BETTINA CHIM 3880             2   0  0    11       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 STEG-O-SORE 3873              1   3  0     6       DINO SORES! (459)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BOB 3877                0  3 0 DINO SORES! 459      WORLD BRINK 3867      283   
T-WRECKS 3874           0  1 0 DINO SORES! 459      RIPPLE CAUSER 3869    281   
ZINGALO AAK 3878        0  1 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   CRATOR'S CAUSE 3868   281   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Fallon Grimm -- In case you are kin to the Brothers Grimm.  I was never much for
being scared of fairy tales. -- Swirls and Arcs

     You missed some good cheap thrills.

Udarn Voyl -- Apparently you were caught eating chips instead of exercising that
time!  As for me, without my prodding everyone would turn into couch potatoes! --
Ripple Causer

Rirorni Horseman -- My noseplugs fell out and your stench saved you this time. --
Crator's Cause

Tank-Losaurus -- I'm starting to get your measure.  And with me, there's always the
potential to reappear the next morning. -- Misty Form

BOB -- Sorry about that.  But every great change births a chance at better evolution.
-- World Brink
P.S.  Just make sure your name is prominently displayed so if someone discovers your
bones, they won't give you a girlie nickname.

Just looking at the dead listings, and it would appear that most of the prophetic
omens going around are of doom and disaster!  Oh, well, that's the way it goes
sometimes. -- Jorja

Ripple Causer -- Your leg is up?  I thought it was only dogs who did that? -- Udarn
Voyl

Swirls and Arcs -- Nothing PERSONAL, really, but I was just feeling angular. --
Fallon Grimm
P.S.  And the fans loved me for it, too!  But why no skills for me?

Noted in passing, the Misty Form fought for fifteen minutes and was voted
"monotonous."  Huh.  I never thought a misty form would be monotonous.  Makes you
wonder what kind of lives those reporter guys live, that this is boring to them,
doesn't it?

Pat Riside -- You're an incredibly tedious person.  Is that one fixed idea, hatred
for your parent, all there is TO you? -- Quita Rosala

Ripple Causer -- Ouch!  Just because you've got a "thing" for ripples doesn't mean
you have to spill enough of my blood to see the ripples THERE.  I don't NEED this. --
Udarn Voyl

Steg-O-Sore -- I don't wonder that you're sore, the way you stumble around and fall
over your own feet! -- Bettina Chim

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WORLD BRINK was devastated by FALLON GRIMM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MISTY FORM slimly lost to TANK-LOSAURUS in a slow 15 minute Challenge match.
SWIRLS AND ARCS lost to UDARN VOYL in a crowd pleasing 1 minute gory Challenge brawl.
TIMOR UNRED overpowered PAT RISIDE in a 2 minute bloody mismatched Title match.
QUITA ROSALA won victory over RIPPLE CAUSER in a 1 minute bloody fight.
CRATOR'S CAUSE was overpowered by RIRORNI HORSEMAN in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
BETTINA CHIM defeated STEG-O-SORE in a 2 minute beginner's melee.
TERROR-DACTYL won victory over LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a 3 minute beginner's duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         LUNGING ATTACK     8 -   1 -  0      89  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   2 -  1      71  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       15 -   8 -  0      65  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         BASHING ATTACK    17 -  22 -  3      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 284 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       TIMOR UNRED 3842           16  11  0   95 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
WALL OF STEEL    QUITA ROSALA 3846          12  10  0   72 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
TOTAL PARRY      PAT RISIDE 3856             9   6  0   67 CRIMINAL ELEMENT (379)
STRIKING ATTACK  FALLON GRIMM 3847          14   8  0   59 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  RIPPLE CAUSER 3869          5   1  1   56 PROPHETIC OMENS (458)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FALLON GRIMM 3847.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was TERROR-DACTYL 3875.  The ten other most popular fighters were FALLON GRIMM 
3847, UDARN VOYL 3872, TIMOR UNRED 3842, QUITA ROSALA 3846, STEG-O-SORE 3873, PAT 
RISIDE 3856, CRATOR'S CAUSE 3868, WORLD BRINK 3867, SWIRLS AND ARCS 3870, and RIPPLE 
CAUSER 3869.

The least popular fighter this week was TANK-LOSAURUS 3876.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were MISTY FORM 3871, BETTINA CHIM 3880, RIPPLE CAUSER 3869, SWIRLS 
AND ARCS 3870, WORLD BRINK 3867, CRATOR'S CAUSE 3868, PAT RISIDE 3856, STEG-O-SORE 
3873, QUITA ROSALA 3846, and TIMOR UNRED 3842.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, several additional warriors 
graduated from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                      JAVA THE HUTT (11-7084) COFFEE WARS  (608)  
                       ACE FREHLEY (47-3669) ROYAL FLUSH  (48)  
                     PUSSY GALORE (82-9062) ROYAL FELINES  (1334)  
                  IMMACULATE (82-35293) SUPERIOR FORCES 4503  (5814)
                     FAT PANTS (82-39862) HAPPY HOLIDAYS  (6631) 
                    TROUE BIDE (82-46080) SACS DE SABLE 3  (7727) 
                     MAD MAX (82-56014) THE WILLBURYS 77  (9435) 
                        CALEB (84-2901) OF WOLF & MAN 5  (573)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes