DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/08/2013    Duedate: 07/05/2013

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-313

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DUCK A L'ORANGE
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3607) [14-8-1,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DUCK A L'ORANGE                DESSLOCK CAIN
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
(39-3607) [14-8-1,107]         (39-3936) [8-1-0,83]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

DUCK A L'ORANGE                MORGANA BLACK
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
(39-3607) [14-8-1,107]         (39-3939) [7-2-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)        35
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        26      DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
3. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       17      Unchartered Team
4. THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)        6
5. FEVER PITCH (469)            0      STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      27  18  1 60.0   1/ 1*STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)     10  5 0
 2/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    169 123 12 57.9   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  6 0
 3- 3 FEVER PITCH (469)        148 144  5 50.7   3/ 0 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     4  1 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     417 440 11 48.7   4- 4 FEVER PITCH (469)         2  1 1
 5/ 5*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     10  18  0 35.7   5/ 7*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     2  6 0
 6- 6*SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)    1   4  0 20.0   6- 6*SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)   1  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 361): IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 359): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 357): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): BETTINA CHIM of THE MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): CONFLICT of DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 263): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): FILING FEE of BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): DUM BULL of THE BULLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 79): STEAL HOME of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 260): HOPE of MERC'D MAFIA (Centauri, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 361): STEEL PROPHETS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 359): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 357): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 312): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 334): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 315): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 294): ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 263): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 263): BASH BROS LAWYER (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 79): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 260): BAD GUYS et al (Consortium, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 358): THE INFLUENCER of LORD OF DISCIPLINE (Longshot, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 356): WAKIZASHI of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 327): BLIZZARD of FAST FOOD (Madwand, mgr.)
                               SLUGBAIT of I HATE THEM (Rillion, mgr.)
                               WRATH of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 294): DIAN WEI of ASIAN INVASION (Pec Killer, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 287): COCO NUTTAL of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
              (turn 286): DILLIS RHIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 261): SINCEMILLA of WRATHMEN XIV (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 262): CANCELLED APPT of BASH BROS HAIR CUT
                                              (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 264): MRALISSA LOON of MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 79): STEAL HOME of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
                              ROID FLOYD of PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
                   (turn 78): SAM TALL of MIDDLE WAY 21 (Jorja, mgr.)
                              CONTRACT BRIDGE 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.  DESSLOCK CAIN caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested PEKING DUCK and was awarded 22 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, DESSLOCK CAIN put 
down PEKING DUCK, causing him to lose 15 points of recognition in the process.  This 
time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail DUCK A L'ORANGE, Duelmaster 
of XOCHITHLAN!  No confirmation, but my sources claim that the top team has gained 
their position using magical aids.  Charmed weapons perhaps?   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In XOCHITHLAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears and 
it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after SYLAH VENTRESS.  Watch 
your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and assassins.  In the arena 
there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     If it were not for my skills as a spy I would have been mugged three times 
already in XOCHITHLAN.  Nice atmosphere you have here!  More than a sharp eye must I 
keep, indeed a stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari 
await me!  Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  
The wise are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607         14   8  1   107       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

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

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESSLOCK CAIN 3936            8   1  0    83       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 BETTINA CHIM 3880            18  13  0    77       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 PEKING DUCK 3632             12   5  0    70       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGANA BLACK 3939            7   2  0    65       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BASH ARTADI 3938              6   3  1    55       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
-PORK RIND 3948                5   2  1    55       FEVER PITCH (469)
 DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726         5   1  0    54       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 SALOME TORENE 3908            9   6  0    46       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 ULRIK VENN 3892              11  12  0    45       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 WOVERN YANSY 3934             6   4  0    35       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HORVANTH IRNDE 3912           6   7  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-DIZZY MISS LIZZIE 3942        2   0  0    32       FEVER PITCH (469)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           5   3  0    31       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 SELAANE 3929                  1   5  0    24       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHOVLICH 3930                3   3  0    21       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 KOIVU 3932                    3   3  0    19       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 SYLAH VENTRESS 3935           4   5  0    17       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
-SLIM JIM 4009                 1   0  0    14       SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)
 HOWARD THE DUCK 3845          1   0  0    13       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-SKIN FLUTE 3943               1   1  0    12       FEVER PITCH (469)
 HABBIBOULIN 3931              2   4  0    10       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
-NACHO NACHO MAN 4007          0   1  0     1       SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ELAYDREN D'VOWN 4017    1  2 0 STEEL WOLVES 2 468   BLACK ORC BRIGAN      313  NONE
SVOBODA 3933            1  3 0 THE ROUGHRIDERS 467  BASH ARTADI 3938      310   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bettina Chim -- Darn right I'll dine with you at Mannapelli's.  Of course, I'm
allergic to everything, so this might be a ploy to send me to the infirmary... --
Desslock Cain

Salome Torene -- I *really* didn't want to run against you, considering what you've
done to my fellow wolf Bash Artadi's ego (and record).  But, I swung away, clipped
you a few times, and won.  And look, my pants are almost dry! -- Desslock Cain, who
pees in fear

Wovern Yansy -- Point taken.  And so I bid you adieu, and bonjour to the Dark Arena.
-- Elaydren D'Vown

Horvonth Irnde -- Literally adding insult to injury was that clown in the stands
calling me a "stupid idiot."  I know I'm mediocre.  But I didn't know *he* knew... --
Sylah Ventress

Selaane -- AHAHAHAHAHAHAHA! -- Bash Artadi

Ulrick Venn -- Cool.  And I learned a lot.  And I beat an idol, a personal idol of
mine.  And got a bunch of recognition. -- Morgana Black

Selaane -- P.S.  I am also kicking your butt at gloating. -- Bash Artadi

Bash Artadi -- Well, that went rather well.  What can I say but congratulations to
the victor!  But there will be revenge.  Srobodn's death will not go unanswered.  The
Roughrider name will be avenged and our honor restored.  It just won't be me to do
it, I guess. -- Selaane

Aislin -- It's good to have you back, regardless of how the fights might go.  An
arena is almost always richer for having more managers active. -- Jorja

Desslock Cain -- If Xochithlan is telling us something, it's probablly snickering up
its sleeve while it does so.  This town has a perverse sense of humor. -- Wovern
Yansy

Janissary: a slave warrior of the Turkish Empire.

Lobo -- re your questions:

1.  Well... possibly--not certainly--the weapon that gets the "terrific blow" is the
warrior's favorite.  But if he wins more easily with the other one, go with the other
one.

2.  Do longer fights teach more skills?  No, not that I've ever seen.

3.  So far as I personally know, there is no list of what each skill does for each
fighter.  Doesn't mean there isn't such a list, but I don't know about it, if so.
The closest I can come to it is that I've been told that warriors who make flailing
attacks need more attack skills.  I think it's POSSIBLE that the "leaping into the
air" MIGHT be a style-specific action, but I don't know for sure, not having paid
close enough attention.  I am fairly sure that the attacks and other actions that get
fancy statements (including leaping into the air) TEND to become more frequent as a
warrior's experience increases.

I know this isn't particularly helpful, but it's what I've got on the top of my head
(along with hair).  I hope some of the more number-crunchy managers will respond. --
Jorja

Sylah Ventress -- If you had hung on just for another minute, you would probably have

won that.  I was getting tired, and I think I'd have fallen over in another minute.
-- Horvanth Irnde
P.S.  Good parrying.

Elaydren D'vown -- Tricky.  You were hacking viciously and hitting me hip and thigh,
as the saying goes, but... then you burned out and I got you.  My best guess is that
the critical factor in that fight was that I can take a lot of damage.  Would your
endurance happen to be low?  Because you were burning energy like there was no
tomorrow, and if the arenamaster hadn't stepped in, there might not have been. --
Wovern Yansy
P.S.  If you weren't training skills, you should have been.  Conventional wisdom
suggests that more experienced warriors often teach more skills.  Not always, but
often.

Assassins.  Bah. -- Bettina Chim

Morgana Black -- How embarrassing for me! -- Ulrik Venn

Desslock Cain -- That was well done of you. -- Salome Torene

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ELAYDREN D'VOWN was viciously butchered by BLACK ORC BRIGAND in a 2 minute fight.
MAHOVLICH was vanquished by BASH ARTADI in a 1 minute uneven Bloodfeud battle.
KOIVU subdued SYLAH VENTRESS in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
BETTINA CHIM was vanquished by DUCK A L'ORANGE in a 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
PEKING DUCK was savagely defeated by DESSLOCK CAIN in a 2 minute bloody competition.
MORGANA BLACK viciously subdued ULRIK VENN in a 9 minute bloody fight.
DUCK WITH SWORDS overpowered SELAANE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WOVERN YANSY overpowered SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SCROOGE MCDUCK vanquished HABBIBOULIN in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SALOME TORENE overpowered CAPTURED NOMAD in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
HORVANTH IRNDE savagely defeated SHAMAN'S ASSISTANT in a 1 minute gory melee.
HOWARD THE DUCK overpowered RIRORNI LOOTER in a 1 minute one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  14 -  0      63  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  18 -  0      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -  11 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 313 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
BASHING ATTACK   DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607       14   8  1  107 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  DESSLOCK CAIN 3936          8   1  0   83 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
TOTAL PARRY      BETTINA CHIM 3880          18  13  0   77 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
STRIKING ATTACK  BASH ARTADI 3938            6   3  1   55 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SALOME TORENE 3908          9   6  0   46 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is DUCK A L'ORANGE 3607.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MORGANA BLACK 3939.  The ten other most popular fighters were DUCK A 
L'ORANGE 3607, DESSLOCK CAIN 3936, KOIVU 3932, SALOME TORENE 3908, HORVANTH IRNDE 
3912, BASH ARTADI 3938, DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726, WOVERN YANSY 3934, SCROOGE MCDUCK 
3719, and HOWARD THE DUCK 3845.

The least popular fighter this week was ULRIK VENN 3892.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were HABBIBOULIN 3931, SELAANE 3929, PEKING DUCK 3632, SYLAH VENTRESS 3935, 
MAHOVLICH 3930, BETTINA CHIM 3880, ELAYDREN D'VOWN 4017, HOWARD THE DUCK 3845, 
SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, and WOVERN YANSY 3934.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

DUCK A L'ORANGE (39-3607) DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

               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. 

            R BAGGIO (17-4867) ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407) 
           BEAST CRAG (50-3222) PHILANTHROPISTS (353) 
        LAR'EH WALKER (60-5825) INGRATE WHITE NORTH (348) 
           ZEBRA (82-31553) MY FAVORITE ANIMAL (5199) 
        JOHN MCKINNEY (82-48893) MEDAL OF HONOR D2 (8226) 
          SEBASTIAN (82-15919) THE INQUISITION V (2401)
          GRAVE ROBBER (84-5984) DUNGEON CELL 32 (1129) 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes