DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/03/2013    Duedate: 08/30/2013

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-315

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PEKING DUCK
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3632) [14-5-0,94]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PEKING DUCK                    MAHOVLICH
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
(39-3632) [14-5-0,94]          (39-3930) [5-3-0,54]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALOME TORENE                  SCROOGE MCDUCK
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3908) [11-6-0,67]          (39-3719) [7-3-0,52]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       75
2. THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)       20      DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)        11      Unchartered Team
4. WORLD BLADES 8 (466)        11
5. STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)       -17      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)       2   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    14  1 1
 2/ 1 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    179 123 13 59.3   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      9  6 0
 3/ 2 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      28  27  1 50.9   3/ 4*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     5  8 0
 4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     423 444 11 48.8   4/ 3 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      4 11 0
 5/ 4*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     14  23  0 37.8   5/ 0*WORLD BLADES 8 (466)      1  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

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): TALISMAN of MAGICAL MADNESS (Dameon Darkheart, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 314): DESSLOCK CAIN of STEEL WOLVES 2 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 311): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 296): DESERT PEARL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 289): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 265): DAN CORNBEEFLEON of MEAT YOUR MAKER (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 81): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 263): WHACKING WILLOW of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 362): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 361): EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 314): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): ERRATA! (JE, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 317): LIFE IMAPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 311): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 296): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 289): BEATRICE (Dante, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): THE ZOO (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 265): BASH BROS CANDY (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 81): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 263): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 360): CAPEX of EXPENSE ACCOUNT (Finance Manager, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
                   (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 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 329): FRASIER of CHEERS (Otis, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 316): 4-H of LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 295): WORZEEL of TRADERS OF TROCAR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
                             BROWN EYED SUSAN of NEW YORK (Crip, 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.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     It pays to hit hard.  I'm not extremely smart or fast or tough, but I can hit
hard, and I guess that's good enough to rock the Duelmaster title.
     My manager still raises his eyebrows every time I win.  I was supposed to be the
warrior with the least potential and, subsequently, the one whose standards were the
lowest among the original group of Wolves.  My fellow Wolf, Artadi, was *supposed* to
be the poster child for the team, with Ventress a close second.  Morgana and I were
the throwaways.  Funny how things turned out, huh?  She and I are now responsible for
60% of all Steel Wolves 2 wins!
     Anyway, it's cool to be Duelmaster.  The first Duelmaster ever managed by Lobo,
as a matter of fact.  So even though I might not be his favorite, just the fact that
I'm the first (and you never forget your first!) should be enough to keep me a
special place in his heart.  You veterans should know what I'm talking about.
There's always a fond warmth when you recall your first warrior to make Duelmaster.
And to the Roughriders, my pinochle, scrabble, chess, and D2 arch-nemesis, you'll get
there (here's looking at you, Mahovlich) in time.
     I'm off to defend, so I'll wrap this up.  I wonder who I'm going to scrap with?
A duck, perhaps Peking Duck (I've already done this once, so hopefully yeah...); a
Middle Way stalwart, the fab Bethina Chim (who Chimmed me once.  See that loss on my
record?), or maybe some standby...
     They're calling my name.  Guess we'll find out.

                                          -- Desslock Cain and his trusty scimitar

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
XOCHITHLAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  And it's out with the old, in 
with the new, as PEKING DUCK takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old 
Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  The Warty Toad, humph!  I've tasted better ale at mortuaries. 
Where do they get this stuff?  From XOCHITHLAN's trash dumps?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
DUCKS UNLIMITED, I suppose you'll be glad to know you were this turn's most avoided 
team.  Care to know who is the most afraid of you?  And who led the way in this mass 
act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was STEEL WOLVES 2.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, ULRIK VENN was this turn's most challenged 
warrior.  Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to 
MAHOVLICH of THE ROUGHRIDERS for challenging up by 18 to MORGANA BLACK.  MAHOVLICH 
won to get 54 points of recognition.   
     Some people like volunteer work in the hospitals.  I volunteer for XOCHITHLAN's 
morgue.  More variety.  Titanium shields and bamboo daggers, guess what brave team is 
developing these kinds of weapons?   
     What does the XOCHITHLAN arena have in common with the inns?  It's just as 
comfortable to sleep in either place.  Ha ha ha ha!  Just wait 'till next time I show 
up here, I won't be so nice!  So nyaaah!  Glad to see the back of this place-- Snide 
Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEKING DUCK 3632             14   5  0    94       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DESSLOCK CAIN 3936            9   2  0    83       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726         7   1  0    77       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 BETTINA CHIM 3880            18  15  0    69       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SALOME TORENE 3908           11   6  0    67       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MAHOVLICH 3930                5   3  0    54       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 WOVERN YANSY 3934             8   4  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           7   3  0    52       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 ULRIK VENN 3892              12  13  0    49       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 BASH ARTADI 3938              6   5  1    40       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MORGANA BLACK 3939            7   4  0    33       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 HORVANTH IRNDE 3912           7   8  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 HOWARD THE DUCK 3845          3   0  0    29       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 BRUNEI 3924                   2   0  0    26       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SELAANE 3929                  1   7  0    23       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 MIGHTY DUCK 4032              1   0  0    20       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SYLAH VENTRESS 3935           4   7  0    19       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 HABBIBOULIN 3931              3   5  0    15       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 KOIVU 3932                    3   5  0    14       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 HAKKINNEN 4033                1   0  0     6       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 GRAYDEN VALE 4031             0   2  0     2       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DA2 3925                0  1 0 WORLD BLADES 8 466   DARK ELF CLERIC       315  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Xochitlan -- Did I really say trained stats my entire career.  My bad, that should
have said I trained skills my entire career. -- Duck A L'Orange, in retirement

Koivu -- Are you Saku or Mikko?  The fight description didn't really say. -- Scrooge
McDuck

Grayden Vale -- Thanks for the gym-rat boost. -- Howard The Duck

Bettina Chim -- I feel a little overcooked after that workout. -- Peking Duck

Horvath Irnde -- I, on the other hand, will don a Ski Mask one day. -- Duck With
Swords

Mahovlich -- I fended off you bloodfeuding, Roughriding, pesky little golems as long
as I could, but it seems Svoboda's death was to be avenged.  Well done; good second
try. -- B. Artadi

So I nab the only team win this last go-around, and it earned me the title!  I'd pat
myself on the back, but I'm sore all over. -- D. Cain

Salome Torene -- That fight was beautiful (according to those who watched it--I had
my eyes closed for its entirety), except that I lost.  But!  I learned a lot, and
that's always good. -- M. Black

Habbiboulin -- Demoralizing.  Two shortswords should beat one! -- S. Ventress

Howard the Duck -- You have a "fowl" attitude.  I tried to "duck" your blows.  You
will be "billed" for my infirmary run. -- G. Vale

All -- I didn't write that last personal on the turn 314 newsletter about a brief
hiatus.  I believe that was you, Aislin? -- Hobo, mgr. SW2

Aislin -- Where's the new Roughrider?  He was supposed to debut two turns ago... --
Lobo, mgr. SW2

Bash Artadi -- Cuete, my a$$.  Look who got to go home and (finally) wipe the maple
syrup off his face.  We shall overcome! -- Mahovlich

Sylah Ventress -- Nothing like a battle of the parry-riposte champions.  6 minutes, I
loved it.  We both should be quite proud or quite embarrased.  You decide. --
Habbiboulin

Ulrik Venn -- What kind of voodoo was that?  Congratulations on round one.  On to
round two! -- Selaane

Ducks With Swords -- Thank you for remembering me!  Now you know where we go once
we're off the ice. -- Selaane

Scrooge McDuck -- My fellow warriors and I are becoming fearful of ducks.  Once
considered quite tasty, now they're considered quite scary! -- Koivu

Duck A L'Orange -- Perhaps you can train up other Ducks to fight?  There must be a
place in the world for your experience and determination. -- Bettina Chim

Sylah Ventress -- Parry whenever you can and let the riposte take care of itself, is
what *I* think. -- Horvanth Irnde

Peking Duck -- I couldn't stay longer, I had an appointment to get my hair done. --
Bettina Chim

Selaane -- The only thing that *I* find unbelievable is that you managed to drag that
out to four minutes before surrendering.  It must be because you're a golem.
Everybody knows golems don't get bored. -- Ulrik Venn

Morgana Black -- Seriously, good parrying there. -- Salome Torene

Duck With Swords -- If you ask me, those feathers count as armor all by themselves.
 And I'm certainly not going to order duck for dinner any time soon.  Ouch. --
Horvanth Irnde

And a Captured Nomad (lured in by the promise of a real bed under a real roof) pays
the price of civilization. -- Wovern Yansy
P.S.  Actually, the damned nomad is a golem.  Disgusting.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DA2 was butchered by DARK ELF CLERIC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DUCK WITH SWORDS devastated BETTINA CHIM in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
SCROOGE MCDUCK savagely defeated ULRIK VENN in a 2 minute Challenge duel.
MAHOVLICH overpowered MORGANA BLACK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SYLAH VENTRESS was devastated by HOWARD THE DUCK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
DESSLOCK CAIN was luckily beaten by PEKING DUCK in a exciting 3 minute Title struggle.
SALOME TORENE slimly won victory over BASH ARTADI in a 2 minute fight.
WOVERN YANSY handily defeated SELAANE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
HORVANTH IRNDE won victory over KOIVU in a 1 minute duel.
BRUNEI defeated HABBIBOULIN in a action packed 1 minute duel.
GRAYDEN VALE was defeated by HAKKINNEN in a 1 minute novice's fight.
MIGHTY DUCK handily defeated RIRORNI WOMAN in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   2 -  1      78  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  4         AIMED BLOW         4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   3 -  0      63  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   28 -  19 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       23 -  17 -  0      58  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -  12 -  1      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  18 -  1      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 315 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632           14   5  0   94 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  DESSLOCK CAIN 3936          9   2  0   83 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
STRIKING ATTACK  DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726       7   1  0   77 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SALOME TORENE 3908         11   6  0   67 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
WALL OF STEEL    MAHOVLICH 3930              5   3  0   54 THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719         7   3  0   52 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 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719.  The ten other most popular fighters were DESSLOCK CAIN 
3936, DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726, PEKING DUCK 3632, SALOME TORENE 3908, BASH ARTADI 3938, 
HORVANTH IRNDE 3912, BRUNEI 3924, BETTINA CHIM 3880, MAHOVLICH 3930, and HAKKINNEN 
4033.

The least popular fighter this week was KOIVU 3932.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SELAANE 3929, SYLAH VENTRESS 3935, MORGANA BLACK 3939, DA2 3925, 
GRAYDEN VALE 4031, HABBIBOULIN 3931, WOVERN YANSY 3934, HOWARD THE DUCK 3845, ULRIK 
VENN 3892, and MIGHTY DUCK 4032.