DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 05/15/2017    Duedate: 05/27/2017

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-809

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

TOOTHLESS
BERK (539)
(25-5903) [16-5-0,106]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

TOOTHLESS                      RICKENBACKER
BERK (539)                     SATAN'S SQUADRON (549)
(25-5903) [16-5-0,106]         (25-6102) [1-1-0,14]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

TOOTHLESS                      RICKENBACKER
BERK (539)                     SATAN'S SQUADRON (549)
(25-5903) [16-5-0,106]         (25-6102) [1-1-0,14]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

FACES OF DEATH (122)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. BERK (539)                  27
2. THE GALLOWGLASS (548)       26      BERK (539)
3. FACES OF DEATH (122)        22      Unchartered Team
4. FOOD CHAIN (394)            10
5. SAY MY NAME (510)            9      SATAN'S SQUADRON (549)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 BERK (539)                57  44  3 56.4   1/ 1 FACES OF DEATH (122)      8  7 1
 2/ 3 SAY MY NAME (510)        308 245 18 55.7   2/ 3 BERK (539)                6  3 1
 3/ 6 FACES OF DEATH (122)     489 455 39 51.8   3/ 2 SAY MY NAME (510)         5  1 0
 4/ 1*SATAN'S SQUADRON (549)     1   1  0 50.0   4/ 0 THE GALLOWGLASS (548)     3  4 1
 5/ 0 THE GALLOWGLASS (548)     29  41  1 41.4   5/ 4*FOOD CHAIN (394)          2  5 1
 6/ 8*FOOD CHAIN (394)           5   9  2 35.7   6/ 5*SATAN'S SQUADRON (549)    1  1 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LYRATILAN games.  BELLA DONNA caught the eye of many 
in the gladiatorial commission as she skillfully bested VIRGINAL CONCUBINE and was 
awarded 22 points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, SNOOP 
DOGG put down DYNAMITE, causing him to lose 16 points of recognition in the process.  
Who here was not present for the title fight this week as TOOTHLESS boldly challenged 
SHO'NUFF in order to strive for the Duelmasters honors?  This time victory fell to 
the grasp of the usurper.  All hail TOOTHLESS, Duelmaster of LYRATILAN!  Heed this!  
A seer has warned that if exactly 6 die in duels this week, the whole city shall 
perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LYRATILAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  BERK is feared.  This much I can say.  If you 
didn't look down dark alleys you'd have been hard pressed to find any of FACES OF 
DEATH last week.  Busy avoiding BERK?  Loose talk at the arena has reached my ears 
and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters are after EARL.  Watch your 
back!   
     Is not Death a warrior's foremost adviser?   Warriors, may this counselor stand 
ready at your right hand forever!  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears 
arms.  One thing is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till we meet again, remember:  a turtle walks 
slow, hides head in a shell, and harms no one; a lion runs to slay its prey.-- 
Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TOOTHLESS 5903               16   5  0   106       BERK (539)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MEATLUG 5925                 15   3  0   102       BERK (539)
 SHO'NUFF 5896                21  30  1    96       SAY MY NAME (510)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STORMFLY 5954                 8   4  0    86       BERK (539)
 BELLA DONNA 5391              8   2  0    80       FACES OF DEATH (122)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SNOOP DOGG 6043               7   3  0    66       SAY MY NAME (510)
 BUZZSAW 4804                  9   6  0    60       FACES OF DEATH (122)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DYNAMITE 4832                 8   4  1    45       FACES OF DEATH (122)
 SYTHINI 6075                  7   6  0    37       THE GALLOWGLASS (548)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MIKE JONES 6047               5   3  2    33       SAY MY NAME (510)
 MORFAUS 6074                  6   6  0    28       THE GALLOWGLASS (548)
 KRATH 6079                    5  10  0    25       THE GALLOWGLASS (548)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 TAKKARI 6077                  3   8  1    23       THE GALLOWGLASS (548)
-DESTINY'S CHILD 6081          2   2  0    23       SAY MY NAME (510)
-RABBIT 4074                   2   0  2    21       FOOD CHAIN (394)
 EARL 6098                     2   0  0    19       SAY MY NAME (510)
 RICKENBACKER 6102             1   1  0    14       SATAN'S SQUADRON (549)
 REVENGE 6117                  1   0  0    13       FACES OF DEATH (122)
-MOOSE 5984                    1   0  0    10       FOOD CHAIN (394)
 GENETIC MISHAP 6100           0   3  0     3       FACES OF DEATH (122)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
SHIFTYEYED VOLUN        0  0 0                      TAKKARI 6077          809  NONE
DRAGON 6116             0  1 0 BERK 539             ROWAN ORC             809  NONE
DRAGON 6115             0  1 0 BERK 539             HALF-ORC GUARDSM      809  NONE
BIOHAZARD 6099          0  1 0 FACES OF DEATH 122   RABBIT 4074           807   
HEDIES 5985             0  1 0 FOOD CHAIN 394       MARTIN SHEW           809  NONE

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
ITDIES 6114             0  1 0 FOOD CHAIN 394       DARK CHAMPION         809  NONE
SHEDIES 6113            0  1 0 FOOD CHAIN 394       TALMOR THE TROLL      809  NONE
SOCK 6078               7  8 0 THE GALLOWGLASS 548  DYNAMITE 4832         808   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRAGON was butchered by ROWAN ORC in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
DRAGON was butchered by HALF-ORC GUARDSMAN in a 2 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
HEDIES was easily killed by MARTIN SHEW in a 1 minute Dark Arena match.
ITDIES was assassinated by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute bloody Dark Arena duel.
SHEDIES was butchered by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
TOOTHLESS savagely defeated SHO'NUFF in a 2 minute master's Challenge Title match.
RICKENBACKER was luckily beaten by MORFAUS in a exciting 3 minute Challenge struggle.
GENETIC MISHAP was handily defeated by EARL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
STORMFLY viciously subdued BUZZSAW in a action packed 2 minute gruesome duel.
DYNAMITE was overpowered by SNOOP DOGG in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BELLA DONNA overpowered VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SYTHINI overcame HAPPY PEASANT in a 2 minute veteran vs. novice bout.
KRATH was demolished by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
TAKKARI butchered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
REVENGE devastated SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute mismatched bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         WALL OF STEEL     11 -   5 -  0      69  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         BASHING ATTACK    10 -   7 -  2      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   25 -  18 -  3      58  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   3 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         LUNGING ATTACK     3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         TOTAL PARRY        3 -  11 -  0      21  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   2 -  0       0  |

Turn 809 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         3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  4         4  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  2     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  BASHING ATTACK 
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  AIMED BLOW     
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    TOOTHLESS 5903             16   5  0  106 BERK (539)
STRIKING ATTACK  STORMFLY 5954               8   4  0   86 BERK (539)
SLASHING ATTACK  BELLA DONNA 5391            8   2  0   80 FACES OF DEATH (122)
BASHING ATTACK   DYNAMITE 4832               8   4  1   45 FACES OF DEATH (122)
AIMED BLOW       SYTHINI 6075                7   6  0   37 THE GALLOWGLASS (548)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is TOOTHLESS 5903.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was RICKENBACKER 6102.  The ten other most popular fighters were STORMFLY 5954, 
TOOTHLESS 5903, MORFAUS 6074, SYTHINI 6075, SNOOP DOGG 6043, BELLA DONNA 5391, 
REVENGE 6117, DRAGON 6115, SHO'NUFF 5896, and EARL 6098.

The least popular fighter this week was KRATH 6079.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DYNAMITE 4832, GENETIC MISHAP 6100, SHEDIES 6113, ITDIES 6114, HEDIES 
5985, DRAGON 6116, TAKKARI 6077, BUZZSAW 4804, EARL 6098, and SHO'NUFF 5896.

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  Armsilbar liked being Master of the Stronghold Academy, all except for one part.

He had to talk to Sheila Greywand at least once a week, usually oftener.  She was 
getting more erratic.  More chaotic.  That would be the effect of the Grey Wand.  It 
was a powerful chaotic artifact, and she kept it with her always.  She had turned his 
predecessor into a frog--or 164 frogs--and then summoned all the members of the 
Academy to a frog-leg dinner.  That had been, ah, bad.  Yes, very bad.
     But here he was entering her chambers.  With, well, it couldn't be called GOOD 
news.  And the look she turned on him--she was in an orcish mood today, all scowling 
black brows and bared fangs--that made him nervous.  But some things had to be done.  
He cleared his throat, which seemed to have a frog in it, and said, "It's about the 
next tourney prize, Lady.  I know it's more than two months away, but this isn't too 
soon to start thinking of some new, exciting prize--"
     "I have no intention of thinking about 'new, exciting prizes'," she snapped.  Or 
was that a snarl?  "These managers are getting above themselves.  They act like I 
created the arena system for their amusement!  There will be one standard prize for 
all the tourneys.  Just one."
     He had a horrible vision of all the managers walking out in a mass.  Perhaps it 
wouldn't be that bad, but it wouldn't be good.  And if he said the wrong thing, well, 
the next frog-leg dinner might be him. "Er, ah, perhaps a specific prize for each 
tourney--a spring prize, a summer prize, and so on?  The managers expect--"
     She exploded.  A literal explosion, the force of the blast blew his hair off.  
She said several things in an obsolete dialect of orcish.  He stepped backward, then 
again.  The blast had blown the door open behind him.  If he could make it out before 
something else happened--
     "Ribbit!  Ribbit!"