DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/11/2015    Duedate: 05/08/2015

XOCHITHLAN ARENA

DM-39    TURN-337

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

ULRIK VENN
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
(39-3892) [18-29-0,86]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

ULRIK VENN                     LOUD TOYS
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           BASH BROS BABY (461)
(39-3892) [18-29-0,86]         (39-4069) [4-1-0,33]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WOVERN YANSY                   CHAOS 101
THE MIDDLE WAY (385)           CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
(39-3934) [16-18-1,83]         (39-4055) [7-3-0,36]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

DARQUE ANGELS (402)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. DARQUE ANGELS (402)         46
2. BASH BROS BABY (461)        21      DARQUE ANGELS (402)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY (385)         4      Unchartered Team
4. CHAOS WARRIORS (474)         2
5. PARKLAND (473)               0      BASH BROS BABY (461)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 DARQUE ANGELS (402)      179  94 12 65.6   1/ 1 DARQUE ANGELS (402)      12  3 0
 2/ 2*BASH BROS BABY (461)      18  11  2 62.1   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)      7  6 0
 3- 4 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      68  67  4 50.4   3/ 4*BASH BROS BABY (461)      4  4 0
 4/ 3 CHAOS WARRIORS (474)      25  25  2 50.0   4- 3 PARKLAND (473)            4  4 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY (385)     463 512 12 47.5   5/ 6 CHAOS WARRIORS (474)      4  6 1
 6- 6 PARKLAND (473)            25  34  2 42.4   6- 5 ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)      2  1 0
 7- 7*WORLD BLADES 8 (466)       7  11  0 38.9   7- 7*WORLD BLADES 8 (466)      0  3 0

    '*'   Unchartered team                       '-'  Team did not fight this turn
   (###)  Avoid teams by their Team Id          ##/## This turn's/Last turn's rank

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Greetings, Xochithlians (is that a word?)

     Well, the reign will be a short one, but it is good to sit in the big comfy
throne once before heading off to immortality and probably obscurity.
     I leave for the Isle much the same way I came into Xochithlan, physically,
anyway.  I am a lot wiser.  21-3-15-17-9-8-11 Striker.  Tremendous damage certainly
helped my arena record.  For faves, the Commission says I like LO/LO rhythm (never
tried), LS (never used), the Decise tactic (used a lot), and like to learn Parry
skills (yuk).
     I don't really have anyone to challenge, so the throne will go to the strongest,
possibly the luckiest to have enough recognition points to back into the big chair.
I might see some of you on the Isle.  I believe my first stop will be a short
vacation in Home Guard.

Duelmaster,

Lord Protector Mastema

                                      SPY REPORT

     So why do I have this bag over my head?  Because I am The Unknown Spymaster and 
I'm going to give you a spy report!.  Hey everybody, watch out for KOKABIEL, who flew 
up 16 points in the rankings after mashing CHAOS 99 like a melon.  Keep your eye on 
this guy.  And falling like a basher in the top ten was CHAOS 99, who dropped 11 
points after a disappointing (to say the least) bout with KOKABIEL.  Well, 
everybody's pal MASTEMA moved his record to 17-5-1 by defeating SALOME TORENE in the 
Duelmaster's Title Bout and gaining 13 recognition points.  Can you believe they are 
paying me 10 gold to deliver this stuff?   
     Here is other news that is of note.  Did you hear that BASH BROS BABY was most 
avoided team this week?  Well, knowing the personal hygiene of BASH BROS BABY's 
warriors, I'm not surprised!  Okay, so I may not be funny, but catch DARQUE ANGELS' 
act in the arena.  Those acrobats seem to be fairly deft at running from BASH BROS 
BABY.   
     Remember that an arena is not always a safe place to be, but it is one of the 
most interesting, though!  CHAOS 36 defied all odds and slew DARK ELF MAGE in the 
Dark Arena.  The only ones displeased were the buzzards, as DARK ELF MAGE's meat is 
notoriously tough.  Knowing when to use the right tactics at the proper time is a 
very important step on the road to Duelmaster.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in XOCHITHLAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  Okay, so I may not be the 
world's best comedian, but then you guys aren't the world's best warriors.  See ya 
next time I'm on this circuit!-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ULRIK VENN 3892              18  29  0    86       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WOVERN YANSY 3934            16  18  1    83       THE MIDDLE WAY (385)
-CWM 4044                      7   5  2    73       PARKLAND (473)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-WICKED SLICE 4083             8  19  1    65       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PARRY-SLICE 4078              7   7  1    52       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
 KOKABIEL 4056                 8   5  1    43       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 ZAQIEL 4071                   3   2  0    38       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 CHAOS 101 4055                7   3  0    36       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
-DAISY 4059                    7   3  0    35       PARKLAND (473)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LOUD TOYS 4069                4   1  0    33       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 CHAOS 36 4054                 3   7  2    33       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 CHAOS 99 4053                 6   4  0    32       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
-BRUNEI 3924                   5   2  0    31       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MANILA 3923                   2   0  0    31       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)
 BLIMM 4062                    4   3  0    26       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
 CRY BABY 4099                 2   0  0    26       BASH BROS BABY (461)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SUPERSLICE 4074               2   1  0    22       ANYWAYUSLICEIT (475)
-POOPS THROUGH DIAPER 3891     3   1  0    21       BASH BROS BABY (461)
 NOT THE MOM CRY 3888          3   4  1    15       BASH BROS BABY (461)
-SWAN 4061                     2   7  0    13       PARKLAND (473)
 GADER'EL 4103                 1   0  0    13       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
 SAMYAZA 4090                  2   2  0     8       DARQUE ANGELS (402)
-FERNANDO 4050                 0   1  0     7       WORLD BLADES 8 (466)
 SAVAGE 4067                   1   3  0     6       CHAOS WARRIORS (474)
-BUTTERFLY 4102                0   1  0     1       PARKLAND (473)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
DARK ELF MAGE           0  0 0 DARK ARENA           CHAOS 36 4054         337  NONE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Parkland -- Only 4.6%?  I'll have to try harder to get it to a respectable level,
somewhere between 6-10%. -- Master Darque

To Anyone Interested -- I just realized that I forgot to post Sovereign's
particulars.  He was a Total Parry:  17-11-7-11-17-10-11.  He was +4 ATT, which was a
nice surprise.  He got  LO/VL, Parry tactic, Decise learns, and the Battle Axe as
faves.  He will probably see some action in AD at some point in the future.  For now,
he is going to go and wait patiently for such a time in Home Guard.-- Master Darque

Assur -- My projects for this arena are now complete (Sovereign and Mastema).  After
the free fights end, I'll be moving onto my next ones. -- Master Darque

Well, we congratulate Mastema, and ourselves for not having to meet Mastema again. --
Jorja and those who walk the Middle Way

Three-two, and may all the gods bless the standbys. -- Salome Torene, for the last
time

Butterfly -- Can butterflies hear? -- Loud Toys

Zaquiel -- Waaaaahhhhh. -- Not the Mom Cry

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CHAOS 36 unbelievably slew DARK ELF MAGE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
MASTEMA vanquished SALOME TORENE in a 1 minute uneven battle.
WOVERN YANSY subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a 2 minute gruesome fight.
ULRIK VENN slimly won victory over RIRORNI ASSASSIN in a 7 minute Title contest.
CHAOS 99 slimly lost to KOKABIEL in a 6 minute brawl.
BLIMM lost to ZAQIEL in a 3 minute fight.
CHAOS 101 bested NOT THE MOM CRY in a crowd pleasing 3 minute bloody match.
LOUD TOYS overpowered RIRORNI CHIEFTAIN in a 1 minute uneven melee.
SAVAGE was vanquished by GADER'EL in a 1 minute uneven duel.
CRY BABY overpowered SAMYAZA in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|PARRY-STRIKE                     3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   3 -  0      70  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         WALL OF STEEL     14 -   7 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -  11 -  1      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -   9 -  0      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -   9 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   8 -  1      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -  16 -  1      52  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         BASHING ATTACK    13 -  15 -  1      46  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         TOTAL PARRY       22 -  30 -  0      42  |

Turn 337 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      KOKABIEL 4056               8   5  1   43 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
PARRY-STRIKE     ZAQIEL 4071                 3   2  0   38 DARQUE ANGELS (402)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WOVERN YANSY 3934.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CHAOS 101 4055.  The ten other most popular fighters were ZAQIEL 4071, NOT 
THE MOM CRY 3888, WOVERN YANSY 3934, KOKABIEL 4056, CHAOS 99 4053, CHAOS 36 4054, 
ULRIK VENN 3892, BLIMM 4062, LOUD TOYS 4069, and GADER'EL 4103.

The least popular fighter this week was SAMYAZA 4090.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAVAGE 4067, CRY BABY 4099, GADER'EL 4103, LOUD TOYS 4069, BLIMM 4062, 
ULRIK VENN 3892, CHAOS 36 4054, CHAOS 99 4053, KOKABIEL 4056, and WOVERN YANSY 3934.

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

MASTEMA (39-3896) DARQUE ANGELS (402)
SALOME TORENE (39-3908) THE MIDDLE WAY (385)

                                      A REMINDER

     On behalf of the mailroom slaves, please, please, put your arena number on 
everything, including your personals and diplos!  
     All diplos must show the recipient's name, team name, and arena number.  
     Sometimes stuff gets misfiled, delayed, not printed, or not delivered because we 
don't know where it belongs.  Thank you.
                                          -- A lowly mailroom slave

                                 JASPER GULCH:  DM 85

     Zeb Karan around the big table.  Arena staff of all ranks and titles sat and 
stared at each other:  arenamasters, standbys, Dark Arena warriors, stewards and 
infirmarians, even the maintenance crew.  This was not the first time they'd met like 
this, and it probably wouldn't be the last.
     "So this is it again, is it?" Lew Voth asked.  "Less than seven years since they 
closed Dwes Eg to new teams, and now they're closing Blackstone?"
     "Only to new teams," one of the spymasters pointed out.  "And it's necessary.  
There are several file rooms we haven't been able to enter in months because they're 
too full of team records."
     "Nothing you couldn't fix with a lighted match," Jame Rinvar suggested.  
Technically he should not have been there, since he'd taken over full time as the 
arenamaster of Shadowspire.  But no one wanted to tell him to leave.
     "We may NEED those records one of these days," Chief Steward Hesselrod protested.  
"We can't burn RECORDS."
     "I could," Rinvar said.
     "But you won't."  Voth pinned him with a stare.  "Don't stir up trouble for its 
own sake, Jame."
     Rinvar raised his hand in a gesture of surrender.  "I'll be good, Lew."
     "When are they shutting down Blackstone?"
     "To new teams only, remember--the old ones will keep fighting if their managers 
want to pay the fees.  This week.  Maybe next week.  Hard to be sure, when you travel 
from Alastari to anywhere else, there's a time distortion effect.  But probably this 
week.  Same operating rules as Dwes Eg (82):  no new teams in, but the old ones can 
recruit new members.  New teams will go to the new place--"  Zeb Karan cast a look of 
enquiry around the room.
     "Jasper Gulch," a steward said.
     "Right.  New teams will go to Jasper Gulch.  I'm not sure the day for it, probably 
'opposite' Blackstone in the schedule.  A regular two-week cycle.  Teams can be 
transfered in from regular arenas, I suppose, but not OUT."
     Voth nodded.  "We can work with this."
     "Beats not working."

                   SEAM (DM 20) REOPENS AS A NEW NO-TOURNEY ARENA!

Seam (DM 20) will be re-opening soon as a no-tourney DM arena!  If you enjoy arena 
play without tournament interference, this arena is for you!  Only rookie teams may 
enter this arena, and all managers must sign the "no-tourney" pledge.  Turn 0 is due 
on May 4 (overviews only) and Turn 1 is due on May 18.  

To avoid confusion, all old inactive teams which were in Seam have travelled to 
Mazgourrah (DM 77). 

Seam is the newest arena to join the no-tourney group of arenas and will process on 
opposite weeks with Shadowspire (DM 81), the original no-tourney arena.  Other no-
tourney arenas include Telorinthe (DM 83), a slow arena, and Storm Rock (DM 107), for 
ADM warriors.  

Join in the fun!  Send in your new rollup along with the pledge soon so you can get in 
on the ground floor of this new arena!

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                               NO-TOURNEY ARENA PLEDGE

    * I pledge that I will not send warriors from this team to a tournament, nor 
      will I use a tournament prize on a warrior from this team.
    * I pledge to run a full team when I run turns in this arena.  If circumstances 
      preclude my running less than a full team, I will notify the Player Committee.
    * I agree to abide by the decisions of the Player Committee.
    * I understand that any warrior that participates in a tournament or receives 
      a tournament prize shall be sent to the Dark Arena until they are dead.

                                     [Sign your name] 

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                 NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENA (DM 85)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed in 
a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 85.  If you requested that your team be placed in a 
specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Effective immediately, any 
teams placed in DM 85 and not transferred out to another arena, will be automatically 
deleted a month after the tournament.  If you have questions about any of your teams, 
please contact Customer Service. -- RSI 

               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. 

                      K. CARSON (8-3609) SUPERIOR FORCES  (436)   
                    MISCHIEVOUS IMP (36-1504) FRIEND OR FOE  (163)   
                          DR FUGLY (61-3477) 071406W  (384)   
                       RED-HOT FRYER (82-50979) 072707J  (8581) 
                          CHAIR (84-11685) WORDS VII  (2124)  
                          BRAIN (84-13446) NOUNS III  (2364)  
                     KYLSEN (84-16515) BUBBA'S 15TH ARMY  (2917)  
                EVERYONE WANTS SOME (84-26980) ROOKIE HALEN 9  (4782)  

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes

                      SUMMER FACE-TO-FACE IN NEWARK, NEW JERSEY!

Our summer FTF will be held in Newark, New Jersey, July 17-19, 2015.  It will be held 
at the Doubletree Newark Airport Hotel in Newark, New Jersey (800-222-TREE (8733)).  
Room rates are $119.00 per night, 1-2 occupancy, which includes free airport shuttle 
and free high speed internet.  There's a fitness center, jacuzzi, indoor pool, and 
business center, as well as several resturants inside the hotel.  Self-parking is $8.  
The rooms are blocked--code REA.  (If you have trouble making reservations, please let 
us know!) 

Hotel site:  http://tinyurl.com/FF55-Newark

Look for the tournament info sheet and minioverviews some time in June.  We hope 
you're all looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                                          -- RSI