DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/21/2012    Duedate: 02/17/2012

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-295

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

IPSWICH
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3839) [17-6-0,116]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

IPSWICH                        POSITION IS EMPTY
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          
(39-3839) [17-6-0,116]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FALLON GRIMM                   IPSWICH
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3847) [21-12-0,97]         (39-3839) [17-6-0,116]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE ANGELS (402)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       36
2. DINO SORES! (459)           18      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         3      Unchartered Team
4. DARQUE ANGELS (402)          0
                                       FAITH DEFENDERS (97)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    116  48 10 70.7   1/ 1 DARQUE ANGELS (402)      11  4 0
 2/ 2 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       99  59  7 62.7   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     10  4 0
 3/ 3 DINO SORES! (459)         35  36  1 49.3   3/ 4 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     6  3 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     372 398 11 48.3   4/ 3 DINO SORES! (459)         6  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 344): CONFIDENCE of CONSANGUINEOUS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): SUGAR HILL GANG of RAP ATTACKS (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): DUTCH TREAT of WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 343): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 341): DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 339): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 316): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): THE MYRMIDONS (Sigurd Fafnisbane, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 276): FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 245): DARQUE FORCES V (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 245): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 61): SUDDENLY, THE VAN (She-Puppy, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 243): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgrs.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 340): PYRITE of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 294): THE FALLEN ONE of DARQUE ANGELS (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 311): EUREKA PRIDE of ALASKAN PIPELINE (Storm Lord)
                               KATIE of ALL STAR NANA'S (The Mun, mgr.)
                               AGARIC of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
                   (turn 310): RACECAR of PALINDROMES (Assurnasirbanipal)
                               AGOSERIS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 297): BULLDOG of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 291): 451 DEGREES of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                (turn 290): HOT STUFF of PYROMANIA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 269): HARVEY of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
                          FAIRYFIRE of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 246): BBIAB of H8 2 TXT (Sherlock, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in XOCHITHLAN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets 
poor.  So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  And let's see, 
TERROR-DACTYL fought UDARN VOYL and gained 20 points and contributed to DINO SORES!'s 
2-3-0.  UDARN VOYL has lost to TERROR-DACTYL, falling 16 points, while helping make 
THE MIDDLE WAY a 3-2-0 turn.  And not without some honor, IPSWICH now claims the 
title and throne of Duelmaster of XOCHITHLAN.  Tell me, is nothing sacred?  I have 
heard from unimpeachable sources that The Dripping Blade uses trolls in their stew.  
Talk about gristle!   
     I tell you, a green quarterstaff lasts longer than a seasoned sapling.  A basher 
friend of mine assures me this is true.   
     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.  We'd like to remind certain teams 
not to rob the graves of their enemies.  You know who you are; and it's considered 
rude.   
     I like this place, XOCHITHLAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until you see my quill in 
XOCHITHLAN again, farewell-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 IPSWICH 3839                 17   6  0   116       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ASQUITH 3843                 14   6  1   106       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 FALLON GRIMM 3847            21  12  0    97       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 RATA 3844                    12   6  1    93       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALICE 3704                   9   2  2    69       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 ISRAFEL 3809                  6   0  0    68       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TERROR-DACTYL 3875            8   7  0    64       DINO SORES! (459)
 BLACK GUARD 3667              9   7  0    62       DARQUE ANGELS (402)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TANK-LOSAURUS 3876           12   3  0    46       DINO SORES! (459)
 MASSEY 3848                   9   4  1    45       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 SOVEREIGN 3893                5   0  0    43       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 UDARN VOYL 3872              11   7  0    40       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 BETTINA CHIM 3880             8   5  0    37       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOXTON 3859                   5   5  0    33       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 STEG-O-SORE 3873              5  10  1    26       DINO SORES! (459)
 SPELL-A-SAURUS 3886           5   6  0    26       DINO SORES! (459)
 ROSEANN SARMIN 3894           2   0  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 ULRIK VENN 3892               3   2  0    25       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TRI-SORE-A-TOPS 3879          5   6  0    21       DINO SORES! (459)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We congratulate the Fallen One.  May you rise up all new and shiny. -- Jorja and the
Middle Way

Black Guard -- It was easy to see you against the snow. -- Fallon Grimm

Spell-a-Saurus -- Not here, you don't! -- Bettina Chim

Tri-Sore-A-Tops -- Sore on top of sore, eh? -- Udarn Voyl

Er, ah.  I, um, softened up the Rirorni Woman for my new teammate? -- Ulrik Venn

Ulrik -- As if!  SHE softened up YOU.  *I* can handle her fine, thanks. -- Roseann
Sarmin

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

THE FALLEN ONE was bested by IPSWICH in a action packed 2 minute master's Title fight.
ASQUITH demolished MALICE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
RATA overpowered BLACK GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched duel.
FALLON GRIMM devastated RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute one-sided fight.
ISRAFEL devastated BETTINA CHIM in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MASSEY bested SPELL-A-SAURUS in a 2 minute match.
UDARN VOYL was devastated by TERROR-DACTYL in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SOVEREIGN handily defeated STEG-O-SORE in a 2 minute uneven melee.
TANK-LOSAURUS outwaited RIRORNI JANISSARY in a 11 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
TRI-SORE-A-TOPS was overpowered by WOXTON in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
ULRIK VENN overpowered RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
ROSEANN SARMIN subdued RIRORNI WOMAN in a 4 minute bloody amateur's competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|BASHING ATTACK                   5         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         LUNGING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   4 -  1      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     16 -   8 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  13 -  0      66  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   15 -  12 -  0      56  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         BASHING ATTACK    19 -  26 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 295 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   IPSWICH 3839               17   6  0  116 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
STRIKING ATTACK  FALLON GRIMM 3847          21  12  0   97 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALICE 3704                 9   2  2   69 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
BASHING ATTACK   TERROR-DACTYL 3875          8   7  0   64 DINO SORES! (459)
WALL OF STEEL    BLACK GUARD 3667            9   7  0   62 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
TOTAL PARRY      TANK-LOSAURUS 3876         12   3  0   46 DINO SORES! (459)
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 IPSWICH 3839.  The ten other most popular fighters were FALLON GRIMM 3847, 
MASSEY 3848, ROSEANN SARMIN 3894, RATA 3844, ISRAFEL 3809, TERROR-DACTYL 3875, WOXTON 
3859, ASQUITH 3843, SPELL-A-SAURUS 3886, and SOVEREIGN 3893.

The least popular fighter this week was TANK-LOSAURUS 3876.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were TRI-SORE-A-TOPS 3879, UDARN VOYL 3872, BETTINA CHIM 3880, BLACK 
GUARD 3667, MALICE 3704, ULRIK VENN 3892, STEG-O-SORE 3873, SOVEREIGN 3893, 
SPELL-A-SAURUS 3886, and ASQUITH 3843.

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

THE FALLEN ONE (39-3416) DARQUE ANGELS (402)

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XLVIII

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
HOCKEY DUCK 937 (35-30-1)              4  3  0         DUCKS UNLIMITED      
SMIRK 3606 (33-10-0)                   2  4  0         CHEAP SHOTS          

                              "DARK ARENA" -- The Novel

    For centuries, the Shagornan Elves have been forced to live underground. 
    Human invaders, the Delarquans, burned their forests, sparking a war of elven 
    annihilation. The elders told tales that when the Delarquans marched to war 
    against the elves, the land itself bled as they passed. Since the war, the 
    elves have dwindled with every passing year, while the humans multiply like 
    rodents across the land of Alastari. 

    Now, the Delarquans have disappeared. Some say they departed, others indicate 
    it.s a ruse, but there have been whispered rumors of another greater threat 
    looming in the region. Khyron of the Shagornan Elves has been tasked to 
    determine the cause, realizing that failure is probable and at the end of the 
    road death could be the only reward. 

    Khyron has known only the safety of the caves, but now he must journey to the 
    world above...the World with No Ceiling.

Throughout the years, many fine writers have played Duelmasters/Duel II and have 
contributed greatly to the history and background of the world of Alastari.  One very 
intense period, during the early '90's, was during the Rocanis War, when authors from 
both the Delarquan and Free Blades arenas collaborated on writing the history of the 
invasion of the arena-city of Rocanis.  Mark Manley (aka Grimwood) is a long-time 
manager in Rocanis, and was one of the writers who contributed so much to this 
history.  Over the subsequent years, he has worked to bring his novelization to life 
and make the story of the War and the preceding events which led to it available to 
the greater public.  Many Rocanis legends appear in the book: Itoz Trollbane, 
Sandstorm, and others.  The novel is a treat to read--even more so if you are familiar 
with the game!

If you're interested in purchasing a copy of the book, here are links: 
Amazon: http://www.amazon.com/Dark-Arena-Mark-G-
Manley/dp/1936127598/ref=sr_1_2?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1319631863&sr=1-2
Barnes & Noble: http://www.barnesandnoble.com/w/dark-arena-mark-
manley/1105609584?ean=2940011494659&itm=2&usri=dark%2barena
Treble Heart Books: http://www.trebleheartbooks.com/WDManley.html 

Mark Manley is planning to attend the upcoming Winter Face-to-Face in Tempe, and has 
offered a special prize to the winner of the Rookies and Primus tournaments:  An 
autographed copy of Dark Arena, autographed by the author, the artist, and the RSI 
staff!  In addition, as a special prize, the top up-and-coming tournament manager will 
also receive an autographed copy!  Mark will have copies of Dark Arena available at 
the tournament, and as a special bonus, each copy of Dark Arena sold at the FTF will 
include one new team rollup!  We hope that many of you can venture to Tempe to 
participate in the Face-to-Face, compete in the tournament, and congratulate Mark in 
person on his achievement!