DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 03/23/2015    Duedate: 04/04/2015

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-756

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

THE STAND
ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
(25-5769) [12-4-0,122]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

THE STAND                      THE SOVEREIGN
ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)         HELL TO PAY (529)
(25-5769) [12-4-0,122]         (25-5784) [6-1-0,86]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

NELLIE QUARRELS                AAN'ALLEIN
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         WHEEL OF TIME (236)
(25-5751) [11-26-1,60]         (25-5776) [13-8-2,102]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WHEEL OF TIME (236)         47
2. EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)      28      MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)
3. ERRATA (323)                13      Unchartered Team
4. HELL TO PAY (529)           11
5. ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)       5      EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2*EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)     8   2  3 80.0   1/ 5*EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)    8  2 3
 2/ 3*HELL TO PAY (529)          7   2  0 77.8   2/ 1 SAY MY NAME (510)         8  5 1
 3/ 4 MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)   32  16  0 66.7   3/ 2 WHEEL OF TIME (236)       8  5 0
 4/ 5 SAY MY NAME (510)        208 142 10 59.4   4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5 10 1
 5/ 7 WHEEL OF TIME (236)      139 105 19 57.0   5/ 6 ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)    4  5 0
 6/ 6 ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)    30  23  0 56.6   6/ 3 MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)   4  6 0
 7/ 8 ERRATA (323)             293 241 12 54.9   7/ 7*HELL TO PAY (529)         3  0 0
 8/ 9 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   724 795 22 47.7   8/ 8 ERRATA (323)              1  2 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 of LYRATILAN!  Once again I've been called out of retirement 
for my abilities and insights into Spyreporting.  Biff!  Pow!  LYRATILAN watched with 
glee as SAY MY NAME got knocked off top spot by EMPYREAN COUNCIL!  Up 'n down.  Up 'n 
down.  Rankings always change.  Up 'n down.  I think I'm gonna be...  Well, EMPYREAN 
COUNCIL's 1st moved them up to 4-1-1 place.  It seems so recently people were saying 
WHEEL OF TIME was washed up, finished.  But 4-0-0 moved them up 1.  I guess they're 
washed no more...  What's with AAN'ALLEIN?  He actually beat SAY MY NAME's SIMON, and 
walked away with 22 more points from the fight.  Laughs were big at WHEEL OF TIME 
while they watched AAN'ALLEIN clobber SIMON.  He lost 8 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  LYRATILAN has a Duelmaster who doesn't sit back and 
get lazy.  He challenged SAY MY NAME's HANAKO-SAN (12-2-0), which should prove 
(ahem!) interesting.  HANAKO-SAN was reminded on the sands why THE STAND is 
Duelmaster.  I suppose you want to hear some rumors and dirty gossip about your 
fellow fighters?  Tough!   
     Speaking of cowardly avoiders and unfair challenges...  LYRATILAN thinks SAY MY 
NAME and their 208-142-10 is too much!  If at first you don't succeed, give up...  
The bums at HELL TO PAY couldn't face the challenges from SAY MY NAME!  No excuse for 
that!  What do people see in HANAKO-SAN?  His 12-2-0?  SAY MY NAME ain't talkin', but 
he's got 97 points.   
     There have been some calls to lengthen the time limit.  Do you want the fighters 
to walk away, or not?  Here's some advice:  study your opponent, master many skills, 
fight dirty.   
     Who knows what the future holds for a warrior.  More fights, there's no doubt.  
The end of another Spyreport!  That's cause for celebration in my book!  Remember--a 
good fighter needs both good skills and good luck.  Until next time,-- Olaf Modeen  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE STAND 5769               12   4  0   122       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 AAN'ALLEIN 5776              13   8  2   102       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
 HANAKO-SAN 5800              12   2  0    97       SAY MY NAME (510)
 SIMON 5748                   26  16  0    94       SAY MY NAME (510)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ROBERT PAULSON 5788          16   5  0    89       SAY MY NAME (510)
 THE SOVEREIGN 5784            6   1  0    86       HELL TO PAY (529)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-PRIVATE 3 5713                7   2  0    66       MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)
 ARIZONA BATES 5744           11  32  0    65       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-PHANTOMS 5802                 5   5  0    64       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
 ARAM 5803                    12   5  0    61       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
 PRIVATE 5 5711                8   3  0    61       MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)
 NELLIE QUARRELS 5751         11  26  1    60       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PRIVATE 1 5710                7   4  0    51       MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)
 INDIANA JAMES 5789            7  20  0    41       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 NALESEAN 5820                 7   5  1    40       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
-DUCT 5702                     4   1  0    40       ERRATA (323)
 BILLY JEFFERSON 5859          3   1  1    39       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-DOUBLOON 5785                 1   1  0    31       HELL TO PAY (529)
 SEVENTH SON 5866              2   0  1    25       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
 BALWER 5855                   3   1  0    24       WHEEL OF TIME (236)
 DOMINO 5865                   2   0  1    24       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 INCREASE TEXAS 5832           3  13  0    22       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SMOKING MINA 5864             2   0  1    22       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
 THE POSTMAN 5867              2   0  0    22       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)
 PRIVATE 4 5880                1   0  0     6       MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)
 PODKAYNE OF MARS 5819         1   2  0     5       ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAILEY JAY 5863               0   2  0     2       EMPYREAN COUNCIL (536)

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

THE DEAD                W  L K TEAM NAME            SLAIN BY              TURN Revenge?
POLITE BEGGAR           0  0 0                      SEVENTH SON 5866      756  NONE
006? 5868               0  1 0 ERRATA 323           TALMOR THE TROLL      756  NONE
TAX 5862                0  1 0 ERRATA 323           WASTE MONSTER         756  NONE
JON SNOW 5790           2  2 0 GAME OF THRONES 530  NELLIE QUARRELS 5751  752  NOT REVENGED
P54 5882                0  1 0 SAY MY NAME 510      TOMBSTONE             756  NONE
WHITE 5874              0  1 0 SAY MY NAME 510      DARK CHAMPION         756  NONE
ELYAS MACHERA 5831      2  4 0 WHEEL OF TIME 236    BILLY JEFFERSON 5859  755   

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Five dead is not a good sign.

Two-three-one?  What's that ASS Billy doing butchering people?  I don't say he
wouldn't BITE someone; he is, after all, a werewolf.  But butchery?  Do you suppose
he's HIDING something from us? -- Nellie Quarrels

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

P54 was dealt death by TOMBSTONE in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
WHITE was dispatched by DARK CHAMPION in a 1 minute Dark Arena battle.
TAX was easily killed by WASTE MONSTER in a 1 minute gory Dark Arena match.
006? was barely slain by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 3 minute Dark Arena brawl.
THE SOVEREIGN overpowered PRIVATE 5 in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
THE STAND bested HANAKO-SAN in a 1 minute veteran's Challenge Title duel.
PRIVATE 1 was beaten by ARAM in a 3 minute Challenge brawl.
SIMON was overcome by AAN'ALLEIN in a 2 minute expert's fight.
ROBERT PAULSON vanquished ARIZONA BATES in a 1 minute gruesome uneven duel.
NELLIE QUARRELS was defeated by KUNG-FU MASTER in a popular 2 minute uneven duel.
INDIANA JAMES was defeated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a action packed 1 minute match.
INCREASE TEXAS was overpowered by NALESEAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
BILLY JEFFERSON subdued AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 1 minute bloody competition.
PODKAYNE OF MARS was devastated by BALWER in a 1 minute one-sided battle.
BAILEY JAY was beaten by PRIVATE 4 in a 1 minute amateur's conflict.
SMOKING MINA overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
DOMINO bested TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a exciting 1 minute beginner's duel.
SEVENTH SON butchered POLITE BEGGAR in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
THE POSTMAN defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute novice's bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-STRIKE      17 -   4 -  2      81  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   4         TOTAL PARRY        7 -   4 -  0      64  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-LUNGE       10 -   6 -  0      63  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         WALL OF STEEL     19 -  13 -  1      59  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         AIMED BLOW        26 -  24 -  1      52  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -   9 -  1      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -  13 -  1      48  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         STRIKING ATTACK   18 -  26 -  1      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         SLASHING ATTACK    2 -   8 -  0      20  |

Turn 756 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     4 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  3         3  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  1         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  2                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   THE STAND 5769             12   4  0  122 ARCANE BOOKSHELF (528)
PARRY-LUNGE      AAN'ALLEIN 5776            13   8  2  102 WHEEL OF TIME (236)
PARRY-STRIKE     HANAKO-SAN 5800            12   2  0   97 SAY MY NAME (510)
WALL OF STEEL    SIMON 5748                 26  16  0   94 SAY MY NAME (510)
STRIKING ATTACK  THE SOVEREIGN 5784          6   1  0   86 HELL TO PAY (529)
TOTAL PARRY      ARAM 5803                  12   5  0   61 WHEEL OF TIME (236)
AIMED BLOW       PRIVATE 5 5711              8   3  0   61 MEDAL OF HONOR IR (523)
BASHING ATTACK   BILLY JEFFERSON 5859        3   1  1   39 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is NELLIE QUARRELS 5751.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was 006? 5868.  The ten other most popular fighters were AAN'ALLEIN 5776, P54 
5882, PRIVATE 1 5710, THE STAND 5769, ROBERT PAULSON 5788, NELLIE QUARRELS 5751, 
BALWER 5855, DOMINO 5865, WHITE 5874, and THE SOVEREIGN 5784.

The least popular fighter this week was BAILEY JAY 5863.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were INCREASE TEXAS 5832, ARIZONA BATES 5744, PRIVATE 5 5711, SEVENTH SON 
5866, SMOKING MINA 5864, PRIVATE 4 5880, PODKAYNE OF MARS 5819, NALESEAN 5820, SIMON 
5748, and TAX 5862.

                                 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."