DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/06/2013    Duedate: 08/02/2013

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-314

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

DESSLOCK CAIN
STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
(39-3936) [9-1-0,88]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

DESSLOCK CAIN                  MAHOVLICH
STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)           THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
(39-3936) [9-1-0,88]           (39-3930) [4-3-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALOME TORENE                  BASH ARTADI
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
(39-3908) [10-6-0,65]          (39-3938) [6-4-1,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       33
2. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        22      DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
3. THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)       18      Unchartered Team
4. SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)      0
5. STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)       -26      THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    174 123 13 58.6   1/ 3 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)     9  1 1
 2/ 1 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      28  22  1 56.0   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  6 0
 3/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     420 442 11 48.7   3/ 1 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      7  8 0
 4/ 5*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     12  20  0 37.5   4/ 5*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     4  8 0
 5- 6*SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)    1   4  0 20.0   5- 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 362): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): CHAGUA KORBIN of ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): KITTY of WAY BACK WHEN (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): OUT FOR A DUCK of BAD SIGNS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 262): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 362): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 335): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 328): CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 310): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 288): ISLANDERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 264): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): THE FLYING FISH (?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 80): PUNY ORC PELOTON (slugbait, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 262): ROYAL FLUSH et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 358): KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat?, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 313): DUCK A L'ORANGE of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, 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  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 309): GLOATING GARDENIA of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (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  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 264): HAMMY HAMSTER of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 265): FRISBEE of FOUND IN THE SAND (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
                (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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     Well this was certainly a nice welcome back to the land of X, this great city of
Xochithlan.  After an 0-4 start to my career, I wasn't sure the boss was going to
keep me around for a while, and I started dreaming of night fights.  But having gone
on a 14-4-1 streak since then, the boss tells me now I get to make my dreams come
true.
     I know I haven't really fought against anyone here, but for those who are
interested, my numbers were 15-12-7-17-15-9-9, and I trained stats my entire career.
I leave here with Advanced Experts in Attack, Decise and Initiative, and an Expert in
Defence on 73 learned skills.  (Mode except for a +2 in Init).  The commission says
I'm naturally adept with the Large Shield (which certainly won't cut it for a Duck
With Swords), a Very High/Low rhythm, and I have an innate sense for learning defence
skills.

     I bid you all aquack, for this will be my last fight before retirement.

Duck A L'Orange
Ducks Unlimited
Duelmaster of Xochithlan

                                      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 STEEL WOLVES 2 was 
unseated this week as DUCKS UNLIMITED moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot 
with a 5-0-1 record for the round.  SALOME TORENE caught the eye of many in the 
gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested MORGANA BLACK and was awarded 19 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SALOME TORENE put 
down MORGANA BLACK, causing her to lose 14 points of recognition in the process.  
Most watched of the fights this week, the spotlight was on SHAGORNAN HERMIT as he 
bore arms against the Dark Arena Challenge of reigning Duelmaster DUCK A L'ORANGE.  
Not for nothing has DUCK A L'ORANGE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's 
throne, and this week it's proven its combat skill yet again.  Would you believe that 
over half of the old women in XOCHITHLAN seem to feel that they could fight better 
than you gladiators?   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city XOCHITHLAN.  XOCHITHLAN, city of gladiators!  Mighty among the names of 
thy guilds is STEEL WOLVES 2, a guild shunned and avoided by many in the weekly 
duels.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding STEEL WOLVES 2.  Indeed it was DUCKS UNLIMITED.  
Mighty fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  BASH ARTADI take 
warning!  You have more than a few enemies in XOCHITHLAN.  A match that raised a few 
eyebrows at the games this week, it seems that SELAANE posted a challenge against the 
more highly recognized ULRIK VENN.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand 
SELAANE was subdued by ULRIK VENN.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of 
steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Strange what qualities come forth in the 
face of certain doom.  DUCK A L'ORANGE has the town astir with the news of its Dark 
Arena victory!  Walk proud, warriors of THE ROUGHRIDERS!  By striking down BASH 
ARTADI you have avenged the honor of your dead.  Your virtue is known to all in 
XOCHITHLAN.  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune but 
sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     The girls are as pretty in XOCHITHLAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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:  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                  
 DESSLOCK CAIN 3936            9   1  0    88       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEKING DUCK 3632             13   5  0    79       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 BETTINA CHIM 3880            18  14  0    68       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALOME TORENE 3908           10   6  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726         6   1  0    59       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGANA BLACK 3939            7   3  0    51       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 ULRIK VENN 3892              12  12  0    48       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 WOVERN YANSY 3934             7   4  0    48       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           6   3  0    39       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 BASH ARTADI 3938              6   4  1    36       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHOVLICH 3930                4   3  0    33       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 HORVANTH IRNDE 3912           6   8  0    29       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SELAANE 3929                  1   6  0    27       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HOWARD THE DUCK 3845          2   0  0    20       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 HABBIBOULIN 3931              3   4  0    19       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 SYLAH VENTRESS 3935           4   6  0    18       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
-SLIM JIM 4009                 1   0  0    14       SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)
 KOIVU 3932                    3   4  0    13       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
-NACHO NACHO MAN 4007          0   1  0     1       SHEWISH SNACK BAR (470)
 GRAYDEN VALE 4031             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?
SVOBODA 3933            1  3 0 THE ROUGHRIDERS 467  BASH ARTADI 3938      310  JUST REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Bettina Chim -- I'd like to say I'm off to defend the honour of real ducks with
swords, but based on what I've been told about my favourite weapon, it leaves me no
choice but head off to retirement. -- Duck A L'Orange

Desslock Cain -- Looks like you are ready to quack onto the throne next turn. --
Peking Duck

Selaane -- When I saw you on the ice (back in your old Jets days) you were certainly
a lot quicker than that. -- Duck With Swords

Habbiboulin -- Again, knowing your favourite position, I'd say you want to stop
ducking out of the way of my shots and start blocking a lot more of them. -- Scrooge
McDuck

Thanks for the insight, Jorja!  I'v e heard you reference 'favorite weapons' before,
it's probably relevant, but so far I don't know how to look for it (or what I'm
looking for).  Doesn't really matter, I guess.  Thanks for being patient and always
responding. -- Lobo, mgr SW 2

Mahovlich -- Cute, right?  I thought so. -- B. Artadi

Koivu -- Ack!  A worthy upstart.  Good challenge.  Good win.  I'm surprised I haven't
been DA'd yet. -- S. Ventress

Horvanth Irnde -- Good parrying?  Ugh.  Not good enough.  I'm still trying to figure
this riposte thing out. -- S. Ventress

Peking Duck -- Glad I got you before I passed out. -- Desslock Cain

Ulrik  Venn -- Muuuuuch harder this time, and the off-hand weapon did what, nothing?
It was a good fight, though!  And of course, nothing learned... -- M. Black

The Steel Wolves congratulate Duck A L'Orange.  We hardly knew ye.

Bash artadi -- Okay, that was only practice.  My manager was up all night trying to
decide what weapon to give me.  Then I dropped it about two seconds after entering
the arena.  He didn't find it funny.  What I really want to know is who called me a
stupid idiot!  Anyway, my manager is yelling at me to stop writing and start training
for round two. -- Mahovlich

Jorja -- Thanks for the welcome back.  My brief hiatus was unintentional.  Glad to
hear that I enrich the experience.  Now if I could just avenge Svoboda's death (and
silence my arch-nemesis the Steel Wolves 2), that would really be rich. -- Lobo

Ducks and Wolves all over the front page!  It's becoming a zoo here. -- Jorja

Desslock Cain -- I'll see if there's some mage around who knows an anti-allergen
spell. -- Bettina Chim

Desslock Cain -- That's just sweat.  It was a hot day. -- Salome Torene

Sylah Ventress -- Yeah, the stupid idiots in the stands are a cross we bear.  I bet
THEY can't do half as well as the least of us does. -- Horanth Irnde

Our congratulations to Duck a l'Orange. -- Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Duck a l'Orange -- Basically, that was an honor. -- Bettina Chim

Morgana Black -- You've been eating red meat, haven't you?  I can tell. -- Ulrik Venn

And three welcome wins over standbys.  They may not be impressive, but they ARE wins.
-- the rest of the Middle Way team

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DUCK A L'ORANGE butchered SHAGORNAN HERMIT in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MAHOVLICH won victory over BASH ARTADI in a action packed 3 minute Bloodfeud battle.
PEKING DUCK outlasted BETTINA CHIM in a unpopular 14 minute expert's Challenge fight.
SELAANE was unbelievably bested by ULRIK VENN in a popular 4 minute Challenge fight.
DESSLOCK CAIN viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome Title brawl.
MORGANA BLACK was defeated by SALOME TORENE in a 6 minute struggle.
DUCK WITH SWORDS overpowered HORVANTH IRNDE in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
WOVERN YANSY overpowered CAPTURED NOMAD in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SCROOGE MCDUCK vanquished KOIVU in a 2 minute gory uneven duel.
SYLAH VENTRESS lost to HABBIBOULIN in a 6 minute duel.
HOWARD THE DUCK overpowered GRAYDEN VALE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  1      75  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY       25 -  14 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         AIMED BLOW         3 -   2 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  19 -  0      60  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -   3 -  0      57  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  14 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  16 -  1      43  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 314 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  DESSLOCK CAIN 3936          9   1  0   88 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632           13   5  0   79 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SALOME TORENE 3908         10   6  0   65 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
STRIKING ATTACK  DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726       6   1  0   59 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719         6   3  0   39 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SALOME TORENE 3908.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was BASH ARTADI 3938.  The ten other most popular fighters were SELAANE 3929, 
MAHOVLICH 3930, SALOME TORENE 3908, DESSLOCK CAIN 3936, SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, ULRIK 
VENN 3892, DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726, WOVERN YANSY 3934, HABBIBOULIN 3931, and HOWARD THE 
DUCK 3845.

The least popular fighter this week was PEKING DUCK 3632.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BETTINA CHIM 3880, GRAYDEN VALE 4031, SYLAH VENTRESS 3935, 
KOIVU 3932, HORVANTH IRNDE 3912, MORGANA BLACK 3939, HOWARD THE DUCK 3845, 
HABBIBOULIN 3931, WOVERN YANSY 3934, and DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726.

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

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

                             * * * * *   MEMO  * * * * *

From:       The Office of Accurate Census Reporting, Gladiatorial Commission
To:         All Managers

In the interest of preserving our natural resources and preventing managerial writer's 
cramp, census forms will be provided for warriors by request only, effective 
immediately.  Managers may register their warriors' races and/or favorite sayings by 
simply writing them on a separate piece of paper and submitting them to the Commission.  
For any questions, please contact the Gladiatorial Commission. 

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last year by popular request.  Room rates are $145.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which 
includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's reception, free airport 
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jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--code RSI--please make your reservation by 
December 15 before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and 
people have been unable to book rooms because they waited too long.)  Look for the 
tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in December.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!