DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 02/16/2013    Duedate: 03/15/2013

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-309

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MASSEY
KIWI CONNECTION (449)
(39-3848) [17-10-2,63]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MASSEY                         DESSLOCK CAIN
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
(39-3848) [17-10-2,63]         (39-3936) [4-1-0,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

MASSEY                         SELAANE
KIWI CONNECTION (449)          THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
(39-3848) [17-10-2,63]         (39-3929) [1-2-0,32]

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)        29
2. THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)       24      KIWI CONNECTION (449)
3. WORLD BLADES 8 (466)        20      Unchartered Team
4. FEARSOME FIVE (398)         14
5. KIWI CONNECTION (449)       12      WORLD BLADES 8 (466)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*WORLD BLADES 8 (466)       1   0  0  100   1/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     10  5 0
 2/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)    165  68 12 70.8   2/ 1 KIWI CONNECTION (449)     8  7 0
 3/ 3*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)      8   7  0 53.3   3/ 4*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     8  7 0
 4/ 2*STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      13  12  0 52.0   4/ 2*STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      6  9 0
 5/ 0 FEVER PITCH (469)        144 141  4 50.5   5/ 0*WORLD BLADES 8 (466)      1  0 0
 6/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     406 431 11 48.5   6/ 0*FEARSOME FIVE (398)       0  4 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 356): PORT-A-FORTRESS of THE CHOSEN (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): MASSEY of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): SOUTH SPOON of OTTODROME TW (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): MOLDAR NAY of MIDDLE WAY 6 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 305): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 290): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 283): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 259): SINCEMILLA of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 259): TOO SHORT of BASH BROS HAIR CUT (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 75): CONTRACT BRIDGE of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 257): GABBER KNIGHT of 500 BPM (The Mun, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 356): MIDDLE WAY 11 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 306): KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 330): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): OBG! (Howlin' Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 311): LIFE IMAPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 305): BASH BROS ROAD SIGN (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 290): TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 283): IMPROVED ILLUSION (Phantasm, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 259): PIZZA TOPPINGS (Warlock, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 259): MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 260): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 75): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 257): WAH CHING (Pec Killer, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 355): POSTAGE of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 353): DRONE-ON of BAD NEWS BEES (Stinger, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 305): WOXTON of KIWI CONNECTION (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 324): LATKA of SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
                   (turn 323): FROSTY of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 310): MATH of LIFE IMPACTS (Coach, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 259): NAEFAN ORDH of MIDDLE WAY 9 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 074): LIFE SCOUT of OLDIES (Coach, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of XOCHITHLAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team KIWI CONNECTION was 
unseated this week as THE MIDDLE WAY moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-0 record for the round.  BRUNEI caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as he skillfully bested KOIVU and was awarded 20 points in recognition.  
In one of the week's more notable duels, BRUNEI put down KOIVU, causing it to lose 10 
points of recognition in the process.  Our Duelmaster has lost, folks, lost to 
COLLABORATOR, BUT MASSEY is still the Duelmaster because he has the most recognition 
points!  Informants "close" to the city champion have told me that he never fights 
without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out!   
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the 
miserable with fortune but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Sadly warriors, now longer can I keep thy 
company nor savor the ale of thy fine city.  Depart I must and soon!  Till next we 
meet remember - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a different 
story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MASSEY 3848                  17  10  2    63       KIWI CONNECTION (449)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAPHIC VIOLENCE 4000        10   4  0   134       FEVER PITCH (469)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BETTINA CHIM 3880            15  12  0    58       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRIK VENN 3892               9  10  0    55       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 HOKOWHITU 3902               10   2  0    54       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 HOBSON 3909                   7   4  0    43       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 HOTHAM 3928                   5   3  0    41       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 DESSLOCK CAIN 3936            4   1  0    41       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORVANTH IRNDE 3912           4   5  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SELAANE 3929                  1   2  0    32       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 WOVERN YANSY 3934             4   2  0    30       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SALOME TORENE 3908            7   4  0    26       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MORGANA BLACK 3939            3   2  0    26       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PORK RIND 3948                4   1  0    23       FEVER PITCH (469)
-FLESH GORDON 3947             4   0  0    20       FEVER PITCH (469)
 BRUNEI 3924                   1   0  0    20       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)
 MAHOVLICH 3930                2   1  0    18       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 HABBIBOULIN 3931              2   1  0    18       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 BASH ARTADI 3938              2   3  0    16       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 SVOBODA 3933                  1   2  0    12       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 SYLAH VENTRESS 3935           3   2  0    11       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 MATAI 4012                    1   0  0    11       KIWI CONNECTION (449)
 KOIVU 3932                    2   1  0     7       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 JALABHAUS XHO 3937            1   4  0     7       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 THIEF 3388                    0   3  0     3       FEARSOME FIVE (398)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BURGLAR 3385            0  1 0 FEARSOME FIVE 398    RIVER SPIRIT          309  NONE
ROBBER 3386             0  1 0 FEARSOME FIVE 398    BLACK ORC BRIGAN      309  NONE
VIOLATOR 3389           0  1 0 FEARSOME FIVE 398    DARK ELF MAGE         309  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hobson -- I was SUPPOSED to be wearing that shield!  I guess I got nervous before the
fight and forgot. -- Morgana Black

Horvanth Irnde -- Didn't think I'd win that, I was trying new weaponry and tactical
strategies.  Surprised myself there. -- Desslock Cain

Salome Torene -- You're a genus goddess and I fear your wrath. -- Bash ARtadi

Selaane -- I'm so pissed right now.  I've been irregular since that loss.  Happy now?
Is THAT what you wanted? -- Sylah Ventress

Mahovlich -- I won, I won?  I won!  Did the planets align or did hell freeze over?
Are pigs flying yet? -- Jalabhaus Xho

Wovern Yansy -- I was wearing plate as I didn't think I was fast enough to dodge
blows.  Guess my logic was mistaken. -- Jalabhaus Xho

All -- I'd *love* to try Noblish Island, just can't afford it.  Besides, I'm having
fun romping around Xochitlan.  I love you guys! -- Lobo, mgr. SW2

All -- How does "losing" a skill work?  I've heard I can lose skills by training
stats.  Also, what is a "TV?" -- Lobo

Sylah Ventress -- Round 2 wasn't nearly as close, was it?  So much for your perfect
record.  A lot can happen in a single match.  We'll meet again, I'm sure! -- Selaane

Jalabhaus Xho -- Kudos for a well-fought victory.  I think I ate too much poutine
prior to the battle. -- Mahovlich

Wovern Yansy -- You got the best of me that time.  Well done!  Perhaps a slight
change of strategy (and weapon) and we'll see next time. -- Habbiboulin

Bash Artadi -- Ah, but by hitting a woman, you open the door for her to hit you BACK.
-- Salome Torene

Desslock Cain -- Yeah, it usually does. -- Ulrik Venn

Morgana Black -- It's a Delarquan arena, after all.  And besides, in a small arena
like this, sometimes the only challenges you can get are down.  Although you could
challenge up into the next class, I believe? -- Wovern Yansy

Lobo -- Ah, fishing for specific skills.  Tricky.  My guess--and that's all it is--
would be that you should train the stats that bring parry skills with 'em.  As to
which stats those might be, sorry, not my study.  But I'll ask around. -- Jorja

Bash Artadi -- And I *did* hit you back, too. -- Salome Torene

Hokowhitu -- I was never that fond of owls, now that I come to think about it. --
Bettina Chim

Desslock Cain -- What I should have done, of course, is give you a loss.  You need
one.  It provides balance.  But I was distracted, probably by having been *hit* a
lot.  Ouch. -- Horvanth Irnde
P.S.  Any hits are "a lot."

Hotham -- Mustard! -- Ulrik Venn

Habbiboulin -- Oh, cheese louise with basil and tomatoes!  Okay.  You're stuck with
the style, not a good one for a beginner.  The weapon... drop it.  Get something that
isn't as tricky to use, maybe a scimitar?  Drop the off-hand entirely, well, not the
HAND, but if you're having a DF problem, you don't want to be juggling two things at
once.  And it isn't like it was doing you any good.  If you have the WL for it, try
training your DF.  As Jorja has said to us more than once, better to train a stat and
burn skills than to die. -- Wovern Yansy
P.S.  And good luck.  I honestly wish you well.  An arena is only as good as the
warriors who fight there, and Xochithlan needs us all and fighting WELL.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ROBBER was butchered by BLACK ORC BRIGAND in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
VIOLATOR was butchered by DARK ELF MAGE in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BURGLAR was easily killed by RIVER SPIRIT in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
DESSLOCK CAIN lost to BETTINA CHIM in a 5 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MORGANA BLACK was defeated by HOTHAM in a 2 minute brutal Challenge fight.
SYLAH VENTRESS was devastated by MAHOVLICH in a 3 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
JALABHAUS XHO was overpowered by HABBIBOULIN in a 2 minute Challenge struggle.
MASSEY was devastated by COLLABORATOR in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
HOBSON was unbelievably bested by ULRIK VENN in a 2 minute duel.
HOKOWHITU won victory over SELAANE in a 6 minute veteran vs. beginner duel.
HORVANTH IRNDE savagely defeated SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT in a 2 minute brutal fight.
SALOME TORENE slimly won victory over SVOBODA in a 3 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
WOVERN YANSY demolished RIRORNI CHIEFTAIN in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
KOIVU was devastated by BRUNEI in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
THIEF was devastated by MATAI in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
BASH ARTADI handily defeated RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute uneven fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         AIMED BLOW         2 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    11 -   4 -  1      73  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  12 -  0      65  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         PARRY-LUNGE        3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  16 -  0      58  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -   8 -  0      58  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    11 -  13 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   4 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         STRIKING ATTACK    4 -  10 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 309 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MASSEY 3848                17  10  2   63 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
TOTAL PARRY      BETTINA CHIM 3880          15  12  0   58 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
SLASHING ATTACK  HOBSON 3909                 7   4  0   43 KIWI CONNECTION (449)
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 
SELAANE 3929.  The ten other most popular fighters were DESSLOCK CAIN 3936, HORVANTH 
IRNDE 3912, HOTHAM 3928, HOBSON 3909, SALOME TORENE 3908, SVOBODA 3933, ULRIK VENN 
3892, WOVERN YANSY 3934, MATAI 4012, and BASH ARTADI 3938.

The least popular fighter this week was SYLAH VENTRESS 3935.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were THIEF 3388, KOIVU 3932, HOKOWHITU 3902, HABBIBOULIN 3931, 
JALABHAUS XHO 3937, MAHOVLICH 3930, MORGANA BLACK 3939, BETTINA CHIM 3880, BURGLAR 
3385, and ROBBER 3386.