DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/09/2004    Duedate: 08/21/2004

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-484

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELAWESHIPE
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4968) [13-2-0,109]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

FELAWESHIPE                    POSITION IS EMPTY
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           
(25-4968) [13-2-0,109]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FELAWESHIPE                    FELAWESHIPE
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4968) [13-2-0,109]         (25-4968) [13-2-0,109]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      30
2. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)        28      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. PRIMATES-R-US (389)          0      Unchartered Team
4. SPONGMONKEYS (467)           0
5. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)   -14       (-1)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  28  13  3 68.3   1- 1 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       6  0 0
 2/ 2 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      85  45  2 65.4   2/ 3 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      5  4 0
 3- 3 SPONGMONKEYS (467)         9   6  2 60.0   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5 10 0
 4- 4 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      112  84  4 57.1   4- 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  0 1
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   102  87  4 54.0   5/ 4 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  2  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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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 494): CHERRY CHEETAH of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 494): ZERO THE HERO of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 487): ILSA SHE-WOLF of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 483): WARTORTLE of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 483): STAYED HOME of THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (Assurnasirbanipal)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 484): NICKEL of ERRATUM (JE, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 479): THE ROCK of WRESTLMANIACS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 445): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 438): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): SILVER FURY of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 194): MUTILATE of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 343): SANDSTORM of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 332): ERICKA BEARICKA of MONSTER CHILD (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHEROKEE of CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): HELIO of ULTIMATE ACCELERATION from ARVAT (LHI, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 246): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 494): THE BLUES (Keldon Blackfang, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 494): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 487): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 483): WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 483): PRIMATES-R-US (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 484): WARCKERS (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 479): RED DOG GANG (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 445): BEYOND THE PALE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 438): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 194): none
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 343): RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 332): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 148): CHIEFS' ELITE (Matrix, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 379): RISEN FROM THE DEAD, etc. (LHI, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 245): MISS STEP of LADIES IN WAITING (Crip, mgr.)
                           GREY FOX of A.K.A. (?, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 494): CHERRY CHEETAH of ANIMAL FARM (Mino, mgr.)
                   (turn 493): NIXIE SEASPRITE of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 487): ILSA SHE-WOLF of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo)
                           GEORGE BUSH of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 482): CROCONAW of WATER DECK (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 484): NICKEL of ERRATUM (JE, mgr.)
                           TAOS of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
               (turn 483): AMEE of HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 445): LEADFOOT of TACO GODS (The Oracle, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 438): MARS of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 431): BERKE of DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  60 LOOPHOLES (turn 343): WON TOO MANY of SAAB STORY (Rascally Rabbit, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 332): ERICKA BEARICKA of MONSTER CHILD (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Surprise, surprise, I'm on the throne.  I'm here not because I deserve it, but
because all the real warriors are absent for a turn.  It appears that Squyer is
intent on letting everyone sit on the throne for he is as responsible for me being
here as he was for Monkey Wrench.  My time here should last exactly one turn and as
you read this, I fully expect another warrior to be sitting on this throne.  Style
advantage or not, I don't have confidence I can beat any of the Challenger Champions.
I wonder if I could even beat Squyer again.  I could lose even to a stand in, sad but
true.  Still, I'm glad to have held the throne of Lyratilan, though this city is a
shell of what Assur describes.  He claims to have watched this city from afar for a
long time, but there isn't even a single team with 200 total fights active in the
ranks.

-- Stayed Home

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail LYRATILAN!  Warriors of the arena, prepare to be praised and blamed for 
your deeds.  It seems the training can make the difference, as PRIMATES-R-US is 
pushed out of top team by CHAUCERS WORDS, who came from 3rd with a 3-0-0 this turn.  
And let's see, QUIA SALIAN fought TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE and gained 20 points and 
contributed to THE MIDDLE WAY 4's 2-3-0.  ABTER ERDIN has lost to HONOUR, falling 4 
points, while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY 4 a 2-3-0 turn.  And all eyes were on 
FELAWESHIPE this turn as she ascended to the throne of Duelmaster.  LYRATILAN has a 
new victor!  Can someone confirm a rumor for me?  I hear the top team makes their 
losing fighters do dishes at The Piper's Rest until they win.  Maybe?   
     The crowd's roar, the smell of iron and leather, mixed with sweat, what more 
could a warrior ask of life?  Well, besides that.  PRIMATES-R-US has cause to stand 
tall, as they were LYRATILAN's most avoided team.  A smart manager knows this is a 
team to beat.  And guess who avoided PRIMATES-R-US stable the most?  Believe it or 
not, it was THIS LITTLE PRIGGY.  Anyone surprised?   
     We only live a short time in this world, so why not take a sharp blade, and 
shave it close?  Is it really true that LYRATILAN has more dishwashers per capita 
that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     I like this place, LYRATILAN, the taverns have old wine, and young serving 
girls.  Who could ask for more?  It's been nice chatting with you, until we meet 
again, keep your swords sharp and your hammers heavy.  Until the sun next rises and 
my pen sets to paper-- Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELAWESHIPE 4968             13   2  0   109       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-MONKEY WRENCH 4442           13   4  0   120       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 STAYED HOME 4967             12   4  1    93       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SQUYER 4871                  18  12  0    90       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-JUNGLE JIM 4713              11   3  0    66       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             14  20  0    62       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-GRAPE APE 4949                7   5  0    56       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 HONOUR 5002                   9   6  0    50       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-WE LIKE THE MOON 5013         6   5  1    49       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 ABTER ERDIN 5024              4   1  0    39       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY SUIT 4992              3   0  0    33       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 VELOND WOK 5006               7   6  0    27       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLI GEIER 5023              3   3  0    21       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              1   0  0    20       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
PARDIS RAEN 5017       4  5 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 483         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Jungle Jim -- I fell off a jungle gym once.  Busted my knee, very nearly.  Scraped
it seriously, anyway.  Fighting you is kind alike that.  I could do without it.
Easily.  If there was anyone else HERE, I'd suggest you go fight that same someone
else for a while.  This is too much of the same-old-same-old, don't you think? --
Bron Chollu

Monkey Suit -- I hope you get blood on your suit, and I hope it STAINS.  So that
soaking in cold water and hand-washing won't help.  SERIOUS stains. -- Velond Wok
P.S.  But at least I didn't have to listen to that We Like guy howling for the moon
this time.

We Like the Moon -- You just HAD to do it, didn't you?  Fight us and fight us and
fight us again--okay, there isn't much of anybody else (sigh)--until you got the
kill.  And now, because there isn't anybody else, you'll go right ON fighting us.
Which, now that I think about it, makes being dead not so bad.  At least I don't have
to fight anymore.  Catch me going to a Dead Tourney!  As if! -- Ghost of Pardis Raen,
dead and basically satisfied with it

You know what?  The Happy Peasant only fights in the arena in the hopes of being
prescribed several days' bedrest.  Huh.  Lazy sod. -- Abter Erdin

*I* wouldn't trust that "Trustworthy Scribe," not an INCH I wouldn't.  He's been up
to something.  I can tell.  And he plans to be up to more.  Nothing good will come of
letting him run around with a sword. -- Calli Geier
P.S.  Okay, a dagger, then.

17 July 2004
I am currently trying to put together a favorites chart for AD warriors.  I
desperately need help with this.  What I need are style, favorite rhythm (ex.:
hi/low), favorite weapons, and tactics.  What would be great is if you could send me
a copy of the invite with the warrior's name, id#, and arena blacked out.  This way,
I can verify that this is an actual warrior.  Minis will work, too!

For those interested, I have both a challenge style vs. style and a match-up style
vs. style chart.  There's about 250 fights calculated in these charts, and I'll be
happy to send a copy to anyone who asks.  You can contact me (if you're a free world
player) at: Rick Stringer, Merit/East, SCI, P.O. Box 500, Georgetown, DE 19947-0500.
If you're in prison, just send a diplo to:  Baphomet, Mgr. Knights Templar (568), DM
#47--North Fork.  (I also have a lot of other charts and info for anyone who wants
it.)  Thanks!

30 July 2004
The total number of fights calculated was reported as 250 fights.  This is a
misprint.  It should have read "over 2,500 fights." -- Baphomet

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STAYED HOME was viciously subdued by FELAWESHIPE in a 2 minute master's Title fight.
SQUYER handily defeated BRON CHOLLU in a 1 minute one-sided match.
ABTER ERDIN lost to HONOUR in a 2 minute amateur vs. veteran brawl.
VELOND WOK was savagely defeated by RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 2 minute bloody match.
CALLI GEIER bested CULT MEMBER in a 2 minute duel.
QUIA SALIAN overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute one-sided struggle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -   5 -  0      67  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    12 -   7 -  2      63  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  1         PARRY-LUNGE        6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   3 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  15 -  0      46  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         SLASHING ATTACK    3 -   7 -  0      30  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 484 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-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  0     LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  2         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FELAWESHIPE 4968           13   2  0  109 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
WALL OF STEEL    STAYED HOME 4967           12   4  1   93 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
AIMED BLOW       SQUYER 4871                18  12  0   90 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
PARRY-LUNGE      HONOUR 5002                 9   6  0   50 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
BASHING ATTACK   ABTER ERDIN 5024            4   1  0   39 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is FELAWESHIPE 4968.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was FELAWESHIPE 4968.  The ten other most popular fighters were CALLI GEIER 
5023, SQUYER 4871, ABTER ERDIN 5024, QUIA SALIAN 5032, HONOUR 5002, VELOND WOK 5006, 
STAYED HOME 4967, BRON CHOLLU 4988,  0, and  0.

The least popular fighter this week was BRON CHOLLU 4988.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were STAYED HOME 4967, VELOND WOK 5006, HONOUR 5002, QUIA SALIAN 
5032, ABTER ERDIN 5024, SQUYER 4871, CALLI GEIER 5023, FELAWESHIPE 4968,  0, and  0.

               NEW TEAMS IN THE TEMPORARY TOURNAMENT ARENAS (DM 81/83)

Please note that all new teams created at the Face-to-Face were temporarily placed 
in a temporary Tournament Arena, DM 81 or DM 83.  If you requested that your team be 
placed in a specific arena, it has already transferred to that arena.  Any teams not 
transferred out of DM 81 and DM 83 by October 1st will be deleted.  If you have 
questions about any of your teams, please contact Customer Service. -- RSI