DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 09/06/2004    Duedate: 09/18/2004

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-486

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

FELAWESHIPE
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4968) [15-2-0,114]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STAYED HOME                    ANN R. KIST
THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
(25-4967) [14-4-1,118]         (25-5031) [2-0-0,21]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FELAWESHIPE                    FELAWESHIPE
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
(25-4968) [15-2-0,114]         (25-4968) [15-2-0,114]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      16
2. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)    12      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. FUNKY FOLK VI (469)          8      Unchartered Team
4. SPONGMONKEYS (467)           4
5. CHAUCERS WORDS (452)         2      FUNKY FOLK VI (469)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 2 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  30  13  3 69.8   1/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 2/ 4 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        11   6  2 64.7   2/ 4*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       5  3 0
 3/ 3 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      87  49  2 64.0   3/ 1 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      5  4 0
 4/ 1*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)        5   3  0 62.5   4/ 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  0 0
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   106  93  4 53.3   5/ 6 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

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

                                      SPY REPORT

     Oh, hi.  Its just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out LYRATILAN to 
see what's new.  Like, CHAUCERS WORDS had to be so embarrassed when they got kicked 
off #1 spot by THE MIDDLE WAY 4!  Way to go THE MIDDLE WAY 4!  Talk about yer major 
upsets!  CALLI GEIER's match with HAPPY PEASANT cost her a loss of 7 points!  Don't 
you think the Duelmaster is being unfair?  I think FELAWESHIPE should let NOBLE 
ASSASSIN be Duelmaster for a while, without fighting about it.  Is the Duelmaster 
really being a real snob to his teammates?  Don't ask me!   
     AAARRGH!!!  I HATE SPYREPORTING!!!  Sorry.  I just had to say it.  THE MIDDLE 
WAY 4 was the most avoided team.  Is a 106-93-4 record really that scary?  I don't 
know what FUNKY FOLK VI's been doing.  They certainly haven't been accepting many 
fights from THE MIDDLE WAY 4, that's fer sher.  Like, is SQUYER popular, or what?  It 
was challenged the most in all of LYRATILAN!  It's got a 18-14-0, is that good?  
STAYED HOME must not be a good enough fighter to get in fair fights.  He challenged 
SQUYER.  15 is a big difference.  (Well, that's what they tell me.) I thought STAYED 
HOME showed great skill and promise when he won victory over SQUYER.  All right, so I 
slept through it!  Big deal!   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  What if they had a fight and nobody showed up?  I'd be out of a job, 
that's what!!!   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I know how much you like reading this stuff, but I really 
should stop.  I had a fun time, see you later-- Debby Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELAWESHIPE 4968             15   2  0   114       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 STAYED HOME 4967             14   4  1   118       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
 SQUYER 4871                  18  14  0    92       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             14  22  0    64       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013         8   5  1    62       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONOUR 5002                   9   8  0    44       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 VELOND WOK 5006               8   7  0    39       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              3   0  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 ANN R. KIST 5031              2   0  0    21       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 RICK O'SHEA 5028              2   0  0    18       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              4   4  0    17       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-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)
 RICK SHAW 5029                1   1  0     6       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
CAL AMITY 5026         0  2 0 FUNKY FOLK VI 469     ROWAN ORC 356         486 NONE    
PARDIS RAEN 5017       4  5 0 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 464  WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 483         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Defeated by a Veteran Mercenary.  Oh, well, at least he wasn't a tyro. -- Bron Chollu

I was KILLED by a Visiting Orc?  Killed DEAD?  This is... this is awful.  It's so 
embarrassing.  I don't know how I'm going to live this one down.... -- Ghost of Abter 
Erdin

Defeated by an Ambitious Guard, and I don't want to know what he's ambitious to be.  
This is shaping up to be a really rotten set of fights for us, and we haven't even met 
a managed warrior yet! -- Velond Wok

Well, I showed that so-called Fratsfan Noble where to get off! -- Calli Geier

Cal Amity -- Well, as you're the only managed warrior to match against us, I sort of 
feel that you should have won.  But you can only win by fighting for it, and you were 
just, you will forgive my pointing it out?  A calamity waiting to happen. -- Quia 
Salian

Squyer -- Thanks for the skills, ratings, and the win!  Hopefully Bron Chollu will a 
champion again next turn and I can pick on him instead of you.  Alternatively, you 
could avoid me and have your teammate Fellaswipe come and pick on me, but that would 
require your manager to submit paperwork...  See you on the sands! -- Stayed Home

24 August 2004
                            Invitation to Newbie Managers
                                      by Hammer

     As a Captain of the Vendetta Cartel, Hammer has recently dissolved the Vendetta 
Cartel Crimson Ascension Family.  Lady Martilyo and Rook are NO LONGER members of the 
Vendetta Cartel.
     The Vendetta Cartel is divided into "Families" under the leadership of Captains; 
who have been appointed by the VC God Father known throughout the duelingland as 
Master Darque.
     Hammer is now the Captain of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe and the veteran 
manager extends an invitation for prospective membership as a Probate [ONLY 2 Probate 
positions are available in the VC Tarantula Tribe at the present time!] to any Newbie 
Manager who qualifies under the following conditions:
     1. Newbie Manager MUST have Online Access for Email communications!   [Hammer is 
presently living in Qatar and Lieutenants Maximillian and Firehawk are  living in 
Canada; so Email Communication is a MUST for consideration!]
     2. Newbie Manager MUST have the time and funds to create 2 new  stables to be 
placed in 2 separate Slow Arenas [the cost of running 1 stable in a  Regular Arena!] 
to actively participate on a monthly basis with the other 3 T-Tribe  members of the 
Vendetta Cartel!
     3. Newbie Manager MUST have the DESIRE to be an Active Member of the  Vendetta 
Cartel as a Tarantula Tribe trainee aka Probate; developing his/her managerial skills 
under the mentorship of Hammer and the other VC members; thus proving themselves 
worthy to become Vendetta Cartel Lieutenants in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe!
     The Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe lives by the Feud; thereby prospective 
Probates are forewarned that membership guarantees instant Friends and instant 
Enemies!
     Any prospective Probates who:
     1) seek to improve their managerial insights/abilities under the counsel of 
Hammer and other Vendetta Cartel members 
     2) desire to be active members of an Active Alliance that WILL NOT Dissolve in a 
Few Months; building lasting friendships while enjoying Feuding with Common Enemies 
     3) who enjoy sending their gladiators to Tournaments and would strive to see 
their manager name listed among the TV and TC winners in the Mailer Tourney 
Newsletters as a member of the Vendetta Cartel 
MUST DO THE FOLLOWING:
     Send an Email to HammerDM@fastermail.com to introduce yourself and provide Hammer 
with a short Bio of your managerial successes/failures and favorite/least favorite 
fighting styles; with a listing of your active stable/stables for Hammer to verify in 
the online newsletters.
     Hammer will choose the 2 prospective Probates for membership in the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe on the basis of who he decides will be most suited [to Hammer's 
purposes as the T-Tribe Captain!] from among those responding to this All Arena Ad on 

a first response/first acceptance or rejection basis!
     -- Hammer; Vendetta Cartel Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta 
Cartel Tarantula Tribe

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAL AMITY was butchered by ROWAN ORC in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
STAYED HOME vanquished SQUYER in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
WE LIKE THE MOON defeated HONOUR in a 1 minute Challenge duel.
FELAWESHIPE viciously subdued NOBLE ASSASSIN in a popular 2 minute gory Title contest.
BRON CHOLLU was demolished by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
VELOND WOK outwaited THE HONEST MERCHANT in a unpopular 13 minute fight.
CALLI GEIER was overpowered by HAPPY PEASANT in a 1 minute mismatched brawl.
QUIA SALIAN overpowered RICK SHAW in a 1 minute gruesome uneven melee.
RICK O'SHEA viciously subdued BELTRAN FOSS in a 2 minute gruesome novice's duel.
ANN R. KIST vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   2 -  0      85  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    16 -   7 -  2      70  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     4 -   2 -  0      67  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   6 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  1         SLASHING ATTACK    5 -   4 -  0      56  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  15 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 486 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     AIMED BLOW         0 -  2         2  WALL OF STEEL  
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    
                                                                1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
STRIKING ATTACK  FELAWESHIPE 4968           15   2  0  114 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
WALL OF STEEL    STAYED HOME 4967           14   4  1  118 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
AIMED BLOW       SQUYER 4871                18  14  0   92 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
LUNGING ATTACK   WE LIKE THE MOON 5013       8   5  1   62 SPONGMONKEYS (467)
PARRY-LUNGE      HONOUR 5002                 9   8  0   44 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006             8   7  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 STAYED HOME 
4967, WE LIKE THE MOON 5013, QUIA SALIAN 5032, RICK O'SHEA 5028, CAL AMITY 5026, ANN 
R. KIST 5031, SQUYER 4871, BRON CHOLLU 4988, HONOUR 5002, and CALLI GEIER 5023.

The least popular fighter this week was VELOND WOK 5006.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BELTRAN FOSS 5038, RICK SHAW 5029, CALLI GEIER 5023, HONOUR 5002, BRON 
CHOLLU 4988, SQUYER 4871, ANN R. KIST 5031, CAL AMITY 5026, RICK O'SHEA 5028, and 
QUIA SALIAN 5032.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

SQUYER (25-4871) CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

                FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXIII

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQORPION 602 (135-102-1)               2  3  0         LORDS OF RUIN        
NEXT OF KIN 3663 (72-47-4)             1  4  0         WOLF PACK            
SCAR 2752 (94-87-4)                    1  4  0         SACRED VOW           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BALANCE 2437 (74-42-0)                 6  3  0         NORTH PROVINCE       
PROWL 3146 (54-53-1)                   4  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JIVE 624 (101-64-1)                    0  3  0         CRYPTICS             

FRESHMEN TOURNEY                       W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SOVEREYN 4870 (20-8-0)                 3  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONKEY DO 4152 (19-18-0)               3  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MONKEY WRENCH 4442 (13-4-0)            4  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FELAWESHIPE 4968 (11-2-0)              4  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       
STAYED HOME 4967 (11-3-1)              3  3  0         THIS LITTLE PRIGGY   
HONOUR 5002 (8-5-0)                    0  3  0         CHAUCERS WORDS       

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
INJUN 6 3028 (0-0-0)                   3  3  0         INDIANS