DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/31/2013    Duedate: 09/27/2013

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-316

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

PEKING DUCK
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
(39-3632) [15-5-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

PEKING DUCK                    MAHOVLICH
DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)          THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
(39-3632) [15-5-0,96]          (39-3930) [5-4-0,49]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SALOME TORENE                  BLACK GUARD
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           DARQUE ANGELS (402)
(39-3908) [11-7-0,64]          (39-3667) [9-9-0,42]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)       24
2. DARQUE ANGELS (402)         24      DARQUE ANGELS (402)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         8      Unchartered Team
4. THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)        4
5. WORLD BLADES 8 (466)         0      THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1- 1*WORLD BLADES 8 (466)       2   1  0 66.7   1/ 1 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    14  1 1
 2/ 0 DARQUE ANGELS (402)      103  65  8 61.3   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      8  7 0
 3/ 2 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)    183 124 13 59.6   3/ 3*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     6  8 0
 4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     425 447 11 48.7   4/ 0 DARQUE ANGELS (402)       3  2 0
 5/ 3 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      29  31  1 48.3   5/ 4 STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)      2 13 0
 6/ 5*THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)     16  26  0 38.1   6- 5*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 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): FREDDY FENDER of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Otto X, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): PEKING DUCK of DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): ERMINE of NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LEGION of LUROCIAN DEVILS (The Greek Guy, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): C IS FOR COOKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): PETULANT PANSY of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 297): YAHOO WAHOO of USELESS TOOLS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 290): NAZARETH of CHAPEL ROCK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): DIRTY GIRL SCOUT of CORDIALS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): RUTABAGA of VEGGIES II (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 267): R.S.I. of ALPHABET SOUP (Crip?, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 82): STEEL MUSE of NONSUCH HOUSE (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HARI-KARI of WHAT A WAY TO GO! II (Crip, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): PEASANT REBELLION (Nomad, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): ZODIAC (Stargazer, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  39 XOCHITHLAN (turn 315): DUCKS UNLIMITED (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 337): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 331): LAND OF OZ (Oz, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 318): OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 312): DRAGONS GUARD II (Khisanth, mgr.)
 DM  54 TROCAR (turn 297): STEEL WOLVES 5 (Lobo, mgr.)
 DM  59 ILLIS (turn 290): BEATRICE (Dante, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 266): NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  72 DRAGONHEAD (turn 266): NL CENTRAL (?, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 266): WORLD WIDE GORE (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  83 TELORINTHE (turn 82): BAD SIGNS (Dark Oracle, mgr.)
 DM 106 CRYSALIS (turn 264): HANGOVERS et al (Crip, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 364): URA GONER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
                           IMA SLAYER of YOU PAY I SLAY (Khisanth, mgr.)
               (turn 363): ALAMO of SMITHSONIAN (Curator, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 362): LILY OF SARMATIA of DODGE BULLETS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 360): MAJOR PAIN of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
                   (turn 359): THRALL of THE STORM REAVERS (?, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 336): ROSELYN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 330): RAVAGE of OBSIDIAN ORDER (Skaven, mgr.)
                               NO BATHROOM of BASH BROS PARK (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 265): SEAM of ARENAS III (Khradmon, mgr.)
                             BROWN EYED SUSAN of NEW YORK (Crip, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

     First off, I want to congratulate this arena for having the best personal ad to
warrior ratio in Alastari.   While we may not be numerous, we make up for it in
verbitude.  I'm sure the Middle Way appreciate it.
     While I'm sure it helps to hit hard to be able to attain this throne, my
personal experience is it helps to be able to take a hit or two or three or four or
seventeen.   We all have our own methods, and none are to be frowned upon.

Peking Duck
Duelmaster of Xochitlan
Ducks Unlimited

                                      SPY REPORT

     Well, what are you looking at, XOCHITHLAN?  Ain't you never seen Snide Clemens 
before?  Ah, shaddup and listen to my news.  Of course, we're all terribly impressed 
to see DUCK WITH SWORDS win a fight and gain 17 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, DUCK 
WITH SWORDS beat DESSLOCK CAIN and DESSLOCK CAIN lost 11 points.  You're breakin' my 
heart.  And if variety is the spice of life, XOCHITHLAN may be getting bland, as 
PEKING DUCK stays top dog in the city.  I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am 
I telling you this?  You want to know what's new, don't you, XOCHITHLAN?   
     Well, let's take a look at some more misdeeds of you miserable sword-boys.  
STEEL WOLVES 2, 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 it looks like DUCKS UNLIMITED 
avoided them the most this turn.  What a pack of would be losers, if you ask me.  
Hmph.  MORGANA BLACK was challenged more times this turn than the Duelmaster.  Now 
was the DM insulted or feared?  Heh, heh.  I guess I can give a little credit to 
GRAYDEN VALE of STEEL WOLVES 2 for challenging up by 18 to MIGHTY DUCK.  GRAYDEN VALE 
lost to get 3 points of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  I could say I saw this coming, but so could anyone 
else.  Anyway, this turn it came.  BASH ARTADI's 6-5-1 has earned him the Dark Arena. 
Gee, STEEL WOLVES 2, ain't it past due for sending SYLAH VENTRESS Dark Arena?  What 
took ol' '4-7-0' so long?  Hope?  Ha ha aha ha!  We're all going to die in the end, 
so why worry if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     There's got to be a better place in XOCHITHLAN to get a drink than The Warty 
Toad!  Any suggestions?  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before I leave the fine city of 
XOCHITHLAN.  I feel much better now.  I see the crowds are getting restless, I must 
leave now-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PEKING DUCK 3632             15   5  0    96       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MALICE 3704                  11   2  3    95       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726         8   1  0    94       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ISRAFEL 3809                  7   1  0    75       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 DESSLOCK CAIN 3936            9   3  0    72       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)
 BETTINA CHIM 3880            18  16  0    70       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SALOME TORENE 3908           11   7  0    64       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719           8   3  0    60       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRIK VENN 3892              13  13  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MAHOVLICH 3930                5   4  0    49       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 WOVERN YANSY 3934             8   5  0    48       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 BLACK GUARD 3667              9   9  0    42       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 HORVANTH IRNDE 3912           8   8  0    42       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
 MORGANA BLACK 3939            8   4  0    41       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SOVEREIGN 3893                5   2  0    32       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 MIGHTY DUCK 4032              2   0  0    26       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
-BRUNEI 3924                   2   0  0    26       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)
 HABBIBOULIN 3931              4   5  0    24       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 KOIVU 3932                    4   5  0    22       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 HOWARD THE DUCK 3845          3   1  0    20       DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
 SELAANE 3929                  1   8  0    17       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
 MASTEMA 3896                  1   0  0    14       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 HAKKINNEN 4033                1   1  0     4       THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAYDEN VALE 4031             0   3  0     3       STEEL WOLVES 2 (468)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
BASH ARTADI 3938        6  6 1 STEEL WOLVES 2 468   SWAMP TROLL           316  NONE
SYLAH VENTRESS 3935     4  8 0 STEEL WOLVES 2 468   WOOD GOLEM            316  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- After an oh-five turn, multiple questions were raised at the Steel Wolves 2
post-fight meetings, such as:
     "Why wasn't I running at my normal activity level?"
     "What's with the heavier armor?"
     "Didn't someone say there'd be donuts at this meeting?"
Tempers flared.  Now, I am not sure exactly what flaring entails, but I've heard that
tempers do so from time to time, especially during stressful situations, so it seems
appropriate in this case.  Yes, tempers flared this way and that.  It was so
upsetting I had to lie down afterwards.
     "Big changes have to be made," I said, once I located the room where the meeting
was held.  I said this in my most intimidating Big Manager Voice, in a tone that
meant I Mean Business.  It was all very impressive.
     Let's see if these wolves tighten up this go-around. -- Lobo, mgr. SW2

Hakkinnen -- Help yourself to my left buttock, why don't you. -- G. Vale

Mahovlich -- C'est dommage.  Je me suis easse la... pelvisse. -- M. Black

Peking Duck -- I'm looking forward to the rubber match.  I've been working on my
cardio.  And by this I mean I'm eating a bag of chips, but they're low-fat, so it's
basically like going to the gym. -- D. Cain

     I wish!

Desslock Cain -- Not sure I can survive a close encounter of the third kind. --
Peking Duck

Bettina Chim -- You can tell Jorja's stablehand that I like my Ski Masks Black and
Blue and Red all over. -- Duck With Swords

Ulrik Venn -- Next time, I will need a little more time to count my gold coins. --
Scrooge McDuck

Sylah Ventress -- Sometimes when the bad guys come after you, you just have to stand
up and take it like a Duck. -- Howard the Duck

Lobo -- Did you say you were looking for the new Roughrider? -- Aislin

Grayden Vale -- Battle of the Neophytes!  I love it.  You must protect those
buttocks, my friend. -- Hakkinnen

Morgana Black -- Did you have somewhere to go?  I knew you'd surrender, but not THAT
quickly! -- Mahovlich

Wovern Yansy -- Okay, so I *was* expecting to go against Ulrik Venn.  I wasn't
prepared to face a slasher.  Oops. -- Selaane

Horvanth Irnde -- So much for my new offensive strategy.  Just one hit would've been
nice. -- Koivu

Scrooge -- I'm Saku.  Mikko would never make it in this arena. -- Koivu

Brunei -- I'm glad the audience found the action thrilling.  Scary, if you ask me. --
Habbiboulin

Wow, Ducks all over the front page!  It may be a sign, but I don't know how to read
it. -- Jorja
P.S.  Except in the obvious sense that these Ducks are potent gladiators.

Desslock Cain and Lobo -- Even more, you remember your first ever Lord Protector.  I
really regretted it when she got sucked off to Primus. -- Jorja

Duck A L'Orange -- Yep, you said that, and we all marveled at your pumped up figure!
-- various members of the Middle Way

Duck With Swords -- I always wondered about that mask.  I feel sure you could be a
powerful gladiator without one, and, you know, they're bound to be hot. -- Horvanth
Irnde

Selaane -- Ah... voodoo?  Not me!  I wouldn't do something like that.  Really. --
Ulrik Venn

Duck With Swords -- If you'd had a ski mask on, I would have pulled it over your
eyes! -- Bettina Chim

Scrooge McDuck -- Next time I catch your hand in my pocket, I'll do more than
"savagely defeat" you.  Be a scrooge with your own money, if you want, but keep your
cotton-pickin' fingers off MINE. -- Ulrik Venn

Bash Artadi -- What's up with that training?  You don't seem to have a problem. --
Salome Torene

Selaane -- It must be limiting to be a golem. -- Wovern Yansy

Koivu -- Golems everywhere!  Did your manager get a deal on 'em? -- Horvanth Irnde

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BASH ARTADI was butchered by SWAMP TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
SYLAH VENTRESS was barely slain by WOOD GOLEM in a 3 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
DUCK WITH SWORDS handily defeated DESSLOCK CAIN in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SCROOGE MCDUCK bested MAHOVLICH in a popular 1 minute Challenge contest.
HOWARD THE DUCK was overpowered by HORVANTH IRNDE in a 1 minute Challenge match.
SELAANE was devastated by MORGANA BLACK in a 4 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
GRAYDEN VALE was overpowered by MIGHTY DUCK in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
PEKING DUCK outwaited BETTINA CHIM in a crowd boring 16 minute expert's Title melee.
SALOME TORENE was vanquished by MALICE in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
ISRAFEL overpowered WOVERN YANSY in a 1 minute gruesome one-sided fight.
BLACK GUARD was luckily beaten by ULRIK VENN in a exciting 3 minute brutal fight.
SOVEREIGN was devastated by RIRORNI HORSEMAN in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HABBIBOULIN demolished RIRORNI CHIEFTAIN in a 1 minute mismatched match.
KOIVU overpowered RIRORNI DESERTER in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
HAKKINNEN was overpowered by MASTEMA in a 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         AIMED BLOW         5 -   2 -  0      71  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   3 -  1      67  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         TOTAL PARRY       24 -  17 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    3         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  11 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   27 -  22 -  0      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL      5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE     13 -  16 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  20 -  1      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   3 -  0      25  |

Turn 316 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  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         3  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
                                                                1  WALL OF STEEL  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      PEKING DUCK 3632           15   5  0   96 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
SLASHING ATTACK  MALICE 3704                11   2  3   95 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
STRIKING ATTACK  DUCK WITH SWORDS 3726       8   1  0   94 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    SALOME TORENE 3908         11   7  0   64 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719         8   3  0   60 DUCKS UNLIMITED (143)
WALL OF STEEL    MAHOVLICH 3930              5   4  0   49 THE ROUGHRIDERS (467)
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 BLACK GUARD 3667.  The ten other most popular fighters were SYLAH VENTRESS 
3935, MORGANA BLACK 3939, SCROOGE MCDUCK 3719, MIGHTY DUCK 4032, DUCK WITH SWORDS 
3726, MALICE 3704, ISRAFEL 3809, HABBIBOULIN 3931, KOIVU 3932, and MAHOVLICH 3930.

The least popular fighter this week was PEKING DUCK 3632.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were BETTINA CHIM 3880, HAKKINNEN 4033, SOVEREIGN 3893, WOVERN YANSY 
3934, SALOME TORENE 3908, HOWARD THE DUCK 3845, DESSLOCK CAIN 3936, BASH ARTADI 3938, 
MASTEMA 3896, and ULRIK VENN 3892.