DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/27/2012    Duedate: 11/23/2012

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-305

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

WOXTON
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3859) [13-6-1,134]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

WOXTON                         BASH ARTADI
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
(39-3859) [13-6-1,134]         (39-3938) [1-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MASSEY                         MASSEY
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3848) [16-7-2,77]          (39-3848) [16-7-2,77]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

KIWI CONNECTION (449)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)        68
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        13      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. KIWI CONNECTION (449)        8      Unchartered Team

                                       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)       4   1  0 80.0   1/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    12  3 0
 2/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    152  61 12 71.4   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      5  9 0
 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     394 423 11 48.2   3/ 0*STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      4  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

     Wolves.
     I hear them at night, howling, in the woodlands near the tavern I call home,
where I bandage scars old and new, where I hone the edge of my blade tirelessly,
waiting until my greaves meet Xochitlan sands once more.
     Sylah hears them too, and they scare her.  Their eyes, how they turn yellow in
the dark, how they growl, how they ravage with such detached nonchalance--it scares
her.  She knows that in the arena, Massey and Salome Torene and all the rest...
they'll go for her similarly, like wolves going for a kill.
     Jalabhar is asleep, snoring, juices of sweet fruits crystallizing on his beard.
In his thick accent, he told me that in his native tongue, the word "wolf" is
synonymous with "razor."
     I tell him the Convnincian word for "death" is derived from their word for
"honor."
     He laughed and told me to keep my honor, then.
     Morgana understands.  The money compels her, but she understands.  It's kill or
be killed, and she knows that.  You can't rely on the Arenamaster to call the fight,
or your foe to yield.  It'll be too late by then.
     Desslock thinks thusly--a smile and a sword, get the crowd on your side, stain
the sand red.  The man has no conscience, he loves the thrill of bloodying his blade.
     But I seek... other things.  Redemption?  Glory?  Legend?  I can't say.
     Fulfillment, it seems, is as elusive as victory.
     Wolves.  They howl in the night.
     They've made a kill.
                                          -- Basti Artadi, Steel Wolf

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 353): FIELDER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): GARROT of STEEL AND SILK (Michael Eldritch, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 349): BUMBLE of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 304): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): BIG MAC of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 301): ZOUM LA BOUSE of BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 286): WERE BEAR of FERAL LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 279): ELMINSTER of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 255): DANNY HEATLEY of OTTAWA SENATORS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 255): LONDON BEEFEATER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 256): JEROME BETTIS of SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 71): LIFE SCOUT of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 253): THE REFEREE of AVID FANS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 353): YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): THE WOLF PACK (Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 349): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 304): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 326): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): SHEWISH BUFFET (One Armed Bandit, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 307): LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 301): DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 286): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 279): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 255): WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 255): MONGREL HORDE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 256): WORLDWIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 71): OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 253): SPARF! et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 351): MADELINE of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 350): COLGATE SMILE of MY GENERATION (Storm Lord, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 348): BUZZ-BUZZ of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 326): ANDROMEDA of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 320): QUEEN OF TARTS of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (slugbait, mgr.)
                               BROOMSTICK of LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
                   (turn 319): GIZMO of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 300): ANASTASIUS of DARQUE AGES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 285): TONG PAK FU of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 279): ELMINSTER of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
              (turn 278): APPLESEED of IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 254): B'ZIADUL of WRATHMEN XIV (Kharadmon, mgr.)
                             AFTERSHOCK of SLAMMA JAMMA (Marma Duke, mgr.)
                             ALBUQUERQUE of WESTERN FRONTIER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 69): MORIS NAHR of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     It is I, Novgorodny Vir, Spymaster of Spymasters.  Look on my work, ye mighty, 
and despair!  The boys at STEEL WOLVES 2 are walking tall, as they are ranked 3rd on 
their first try!  Going for the Duelmaster soon?  STEEL WOLVES 2 had cause to 
celebrate, after BASH ARTADI got 21 points by beating RIRORNI WOMAN.  A certain 
someone should cut down on the drinking and practice more, after losing 14 points to 
ULRIK VENN.  (Discrete enough, HOBSON?) WOXTON successfully staved off a grab for the 
roses by COLLABORATOR of XOCHITHLAN.  Does XOCHITHLAN have no one talented enough to 
dethrone him?  So who was the warrior seen charging into immovable walls and 
challenging dead trees?  Someone's got a basic problem...   
     So much to report, so little time!   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Ask not a spymaster for counsel, for he will pontificate long after you have 
fallen into an unconscious stupor.   
     All good things must come to an end.  Keep those sands bloody and the buzzards 
fat!  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid XOCHITHLAN farewell-- 
Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOXTON 3859                  13   6  1   134       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASSEY 3848                  16   7  2    77       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTINA CHIM 3880            13  10  0    49       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 ULRIK VENN 3892               7   8  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOBSON 3909                   4   3  0    31       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 HOTHAM 3928                   3   1  0    29       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 HOKOWHITU 3902                6   2  0    24       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASH ARTADI 3938              1   0  0    21       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 SALOME TORENE 3908            4   3  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 DESSLOCK CAIN 3936            1   0  0    18       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 MORGANA BLACK 3939            1   0  0    15       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 HORVANTH IRNDE 3912           2   3  0    14       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SYLAH VENTRESS 3935           1   0  0    13       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 WOVERN YANSY 3934             1   1  0     4       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 JALABHAUS XHO 3937            0   1  0     1       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
UDARN VOYL 3872        15 10 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 385   WOXTON 3859           302   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Massey -- There's no need to be SAVAGE about it.  The grue was bad enough. -- Bettina
Chim

Hobson -- Remind me not to let YOU choose anything for me! -- Salome Torene

Hokowhitu -- Of course you outlasted me.  I spent that whole nine minutes trying to
figure out how to say your NAME. -- Ulrik Venn

Hotham -- Why am I not surprised to find you a kiwi connector? -- Horvanth Irnde

Wow, I got the only win on the team, and it's my first fight!  How cool is that? --
Wovern Yansy

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

WOXTON devastated COLLABORATOR in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Title fight.
MASSEY savagely defeated RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a exciting 2 minute gory melee.
HOBSON lost to ULRIK VENN in a 2 minute brawl.
BETTINA CHIM outwaited HOKOWHITU in a slow 14 minute fight.
SALOME TORENE was savagely defeated by HOTHAM in a 1 minute bloody competition.
WOVERN YANSY was vanquished by DESSLOCK CAIN in a 1 minute brutal mismatched fight.
HORVANTH IRNDE devastated JALABHAUS XHO in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
SYLAH VENTRESS handily defeated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 2 minute uneven melee.
BASH ARTADI vanquished RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided duel.
MORGANA BLACK vanquished LONG-RANGE ARCHERS in a 3 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   1 -  0      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    15 -   8 -  1      65  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   11 -   6 -  1      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         BASHING ATTACK    14 -   8 -  1      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   5 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         STRIKING ATTACK    5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         WALL OF STEEL      2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 305 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 -  0         4  TOTAL PARRY    
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  SLASHING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  BASHING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   WOXTON 3859                13   6  1  134 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
LUNGING ATTACK   MASSEY 3848                16   7  2   77 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
TOTAL PARRY      BETTINA CHIM 3880          13  10  0   49 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is MASSEY 3848.  The most popular warrior this turn was 
MASSEY 3848.  The ten other most popular fighters were HOBSON 3909, WOXTON 3859, 
HOTHAM 3928, BASH ARTADI 3938, DESSLOCK CAIN 3936, HORVANTH IRNDE 3912, WOVERN YANSY 
3934, SYLAH VENTRESS 3935, ULRIK VENN 3892, and SALOME TORENE 3908.

The least popular fighter this week was HOKOWHITU 3902.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BETTINA CHIM 3880, MORGANA BLACK 3939, JALABHAUS XHO 3937, SALOME 
TORENE 3908, ULRIK VENN 3892, SYLAH VENTRESS 3935, WOVERN YANSY 3934, HORVANTH IRNDE 
3912, DESSLOCK CAIN 3936, and BASH ARTADI 3938.