DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 10/04/2004    Duedate: 10/16/2004

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-488

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

STAYED HOME
THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
(25-4967) [16-4-1,146]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

STAYED HOME                    TERRY DONAHUE
THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)       WE ARE SC (472)
(25-4967) [16-4-1,146]         (25-5049) [3-0-1,30]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

FELAWESHIPE                    CAPTAIN LOCKHEED
CHAUCERS WORDS (452)           BRANDED & EXILED (471)
(25-4968) [16-3-0,93]          (25-5047) [8-5-0,63]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

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          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. WE ARE SC (472)             47
2. BRANDED & EXILED (471)      40      THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
3. THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)    17      Unchartered Team
4. SPONGMONKEYS (467)           2
5. FUNKY FOLK VI (469)          0      WE ARE SC (472)

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)  32  13  3 71.1   1/ 0*WE ARE SC (472)           5  0 0
 2- 2*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)        8   4  0 66.7   2/ 0 BRANDED & EXILED (471)    5  0 0
 3/ 0 BRANDED & EXILED (471)    42  23  2 64.6   3- 1*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       5  3 0
 4/ 4 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        12   7  2 63.2   4/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5 10 0
 5/ 0*WE ARE SC (472)           10   6  1 62.5   5/ 3 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  3  0 0
 6/ 3 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      88  53  2 62.4   6/ 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  1 0
 7/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   109 100  4 52.2   7/ 4 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      2  6 0
 8- 6 SCARLET BLADES (328)     132 167 11 44.1   8- 6 SCARLET BLADES (328)      0  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

     You elder fighters surely remember me.  The younger ones may call me Olaf 
Modeen.  I return to LYRATILAN once again!  What's with STRUCKBYLIGHTNING?  He 
actually beat THE MIDDLE WAY 4's QUIA SALIAN, and walked away with 12 more points 
from the fight.  Laughs were big at BRANDED & EXILED while they watched 
STRUCKBYLIGHTNING clobber QUIA SALIAN.  She lost 8 points and got bruised from 
objects thrown from the stands.  Apparently LYRATILAN isn't filled with as many 
gutless wonders as I thought.  The Dreaded Duelmaster got 2 challenges this turn!  
THIS LITTLE PRIGGY's hatred of CHAUCERS WORDS surfaced again as STAYED HOME 
challenged LYRATILAN's top dog.  I can barely restrain my enthusiam for THIS LITTLE 
PRIGGY's outstanding member, Duelmaster STAYED HOME.  Advice to fighters with a 1 
will--give up fighting!   
     If at first you don't succeed, avoid.  That'll get you in the Spyreports.  The 
most avoided team was SCARLET BLADES.  The bums at THIS LITTLE PRIGGY couldn't face 
the challenges from SCARLET BLADES!  No excuse for that!  I hate going to the effort 
of writing about the kind of fights that WE LIKE THE MOON gets in.  He fights people 
like HONOUR, 14 points below.  I thought WE LIKE THE MOON showed great skill and 
promise when he won victory over HONOUR.  All right, so I slept through it!  Big 
deal!   
     A fighter's lot is filled with strife, revenge, and killing.  Some fighters 
don't accept this.  The best do.  Is it my imagination, or are fighters getting 
younger every day?  To die so young, so gloriously!   
     Many other cities have retirement homes for aged warriors.  Any plans here?  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                  
 STAYED HOME 4967             16   4  1   146       THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FELAWESHIPE 4968             16   3  0    93       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SCARLET 3928                 17  12  2    72       SCARLET BLADES (328)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             15  23  0    68       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CAPTAIN LOCKHEED 5047         8   5  0    63       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
 JIMINY CRICKET 5045           9   4  1    61       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013         9   6  1    60       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 STRUCKBYLIGHTNING 5042        6   2  0    57       BRANDED & EXILED (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 HONOUR 5002                   9  10  0    45       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
 M1 ABRAMS 5043               10   2  0    44       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
 VELOND WOK 5006               9   8  0    39       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              4   1  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 TERRY DONAHUE 5049            3   0  1    30       WE ARE SC (472)
-RICK O'SHEA 5028              3   0  0    28       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ANN R. KIST 5031              3   0  0    23       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              4   6  0    18       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MARCUS ALLEN 5052             2   1  0    18       WE ARE SC (472)
 JOHN ROBINSON 5048            2   1  0    15       WE ARE SC (472)
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 GOLDEN DOMER 5050             1   1  0    13       WE ARE SC (472)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-JERI COE 5027                 1   0  0    13       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 VALIUM TEN 5041               3   0  0    11       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
 SCUM DEVIL 5051               2   1  0     9       WE ARE SC (472)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             0   3  0     3       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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?

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Azereth of Scarlet Blades -- Hammer here!  I was in charge of Crimson Vengeance in
the last days of Crimson Strategist's activity in DM.  Strategist was released from
prison, got married and has a son and after returning overseas two years ago I lost
communication with him in late summer 2002.  Crimson Vengeance evolved into the
Crimson Ascension Alliance and then when Master Darque offered me a Captaincy in the
Vendetta Cartel [which meant a good mix of active managers in some of the slow arenas
where I had active stables at the time!] the Crimson Ascension Family was born.
Recently I disbanded the Crimson Ascension Family [my wife and an inmate named Rook
were dropped from the alliance] and Firehawk joined me along with Maximillian [you
can find us in DM 28 and other arenas!] to form the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe.
I think I sent you a letter when the Crimson Vengeance was formed with Crimson
Strategist a few years back.  Anyway, if it makes any difference to you or makes your
choice of an alliance any easier, both Firehawk and Maximillian live in Canada and I
am originally from Northville, Michigan where I graduated from high school in 1968.
You may have noticed my All Arena Ad advertising for Newbie Managers with online
capabilities?  Communicating online would be most helpful as I am overseas working in
an American curriculum school as the Publication Editor there.  School year runs from
September through June, so online communication is a must!  The Vendetta Cartel also
has an online group which is very active.  Other managers in the Vendetta Cartel
[there are other Families in the VC Alliance!] include Dr Mabuse, Kat, Street Legal,
Slaughter Priest, Sensei Jan, Fizban and probably at least 2 or 3 others who actively
comment on our online group.  I extend to you the offer of a position as a Lieutenant
in the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe. Contact me via Email address
HammerDM@fastermail.com to let me know about your decision.  Currently all my stables
have been deactivated due to a negative account balance.  Beginning in November I
will be reactivating selected stables and warriors after my monthly salary begins
being issued from the school.  You will find me in DM 59, DM 28 and DM 33 when my RSI
account receives deposits to get me out of the red and into the black; then by the
end of December or early January you will find selected warriors in DM 106 and a few
other arenas as well.  Send me an Email and I do scout the online newsletters [which
is how I discovered your All Arena Ad by the way!] so I will check in on DM 25 for
responses to your Ad and any replies you make.  Due to my overseas Snail Mail lag
time [anywhere from 12 days to over a month on average receiving DM packets!] I have
no plans to activate a stable in DM 25. -- Hammer/Vendetta Cartel Captain; WordSmith
and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta Cartel Tarantula Tribe
P.S.  Welcome back to the sands and may your blades be christened in Crimson as you
revel in victories accomplished and foes defeated!

Felaweshipe -- I'm challenging for that rematch.  I doubt there will be much of a
change in the results, but I'm gonna try anyway.  It will likely be my last fight
here in the arena for Assur has said that I get one more fight after I am inducted to
Advanced DM, which unless something unforeseen happens, should happen this very turn.
And that last fight will take place at night.  So, you and me, kid, to see who is the
current best here in Lyratilan. -- Stayed Home

We Like The Moon -- Good thing, because that's all you got out of this one.  So howl
away, pal. -- Bron Chollu
P.S.  Next time, pay attention, okay?  You shoulda learned more than one skill!  I
bet your manager said that, too?  I was demonstrating lots of fine stuff there.
P.P.S.  Is it REALLY green cheese?  I always thought a mild cheddar, myself.

Honour -- Fine concept, and all that.  But I had to win, whether it was the
honourable thing or not.  Well, you could see: we were both on the bottom of a

winning record, and WHOEVER lost was going down the chute to loserhood, right?  And
better you than me.  After all, you've got honour to keep you warm at night.  I've
got to buy blankets. -- Velond Wok

This Cult Member is the pits.  Nothing to teach, no idea how to handle himself on the
sands at all, really.  A waste of my time. -- Quia Salian

Rick O'Shea -- Ouch!  I didn't expect you to get me on a rebound like that.  Sneaky,
very sneaky. -- Calli Geier
P.S.  Sneakier than I would have looked for from one of your style.

Ann R. Kist -- Uh...I don't think the Commission's real happy about the way you cut
down two orderlies as you were leaving the arena.  I'd watch out for a visit from the
arenamaster, if I were you. -- Beltran Foss

Quia Salian -- I warn you!  You have scorned and misdealt with an initiate of the
Cult of the Twisted Tree, and We Do Not Forget such things!  You have been marked for
sacrifice at the next dark of the moon! -- a Twisted Tree Cultist

Bron Chollu -- I will forgive you, this time.  I suppose you CAN'T help being born a
cat.  Too bad. -- Teela Mara, Virginal Concubine

Velond Wok -- NOT geraniums.  Just the odd philodendron or boston fern, and only when
I'm really, really stressed out. -- Phaidon Kansi

Calli Geier -- Madam, we do not question the diet of the Happy Peasant.  If he makes
use of medicinal substances before coming into the arena, that is strictly his
business.  Cease to agitate about it. -- Arenamaster Jyo
P.S.  Do you know how HARD it is to get peasants to come fight as standbys?  Now
we've got one, we aren't going to let him get away!

20 September 2004
Azereth has returned!  I am the manager for Scarlet Blades in DM 25.  I was a member
of the Crimson Alliance and the Crimson Brotherhood (which was composed of former CA
members).  I've been out of the game for many (at least 5) years.  I would like to
hear from anyone who remembers me, as well as any Alliance that is seeking to add
experienced managers to their roster.  Contact me at:
     Anthony Wells
     600 W. Shore Dr.
     Stanton, MI  48888
or by personal ads in DM 25.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

STAYED HOME devastated FELAWESHIPE in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
WE LIKE THE MOON viciously subdued HONOUR in a 1 minute Challenge battle.
BRON CHOLLU was luckily beaten by NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched duel.
STRUCKBYLIGHTNING overpowered QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
M1 ABRAMS bested AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 4 minute brawl.
CAPTAIN LOCKHEED vanquished VELOND WOK in a 4 minute mismatched fight.
JIMINY CRICKET overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute gory mismatched brawl.
CALLI GEIER was handily defeated by TERRY DONAHUE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
BELTRAN FOSS was vanquished by GOLDEN DOMER in a 1 minute gruesome uneven fight.
VALIUM TEN outlasted SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a dull 7 minute novice's fight.
MARCUS ALLEN overpowered SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOHN ROBINSON demolished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
SCUM DEVIL outwaited POLITE BEGGAR in a unpopular 7 minute novice's battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   10 -   2 -  0      83  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   11 -   3 -  0      79  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     6 -   2 -  0      75  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    17 -   8 -  2      68  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   7 -  0      61  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  13 -  0      48  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW         4 -   9 -  0      31  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   3 -  0       0  |

Turn 488 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-LUNGE        0 -  1         3  TOTAL PARRY    
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  0     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        4 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  BASHING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    STAYED HOME 4967           16   4  1  146 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)
STRIKING ATTACK  FELAWESHIPE 4968           16   3  0   93 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
TOTAL PARRY      CAPTAIN LOCKHEED 5047       8   5  0   63 BRANDED & EXILED (471)
BASHING ATTACK   JIMINY CRICKET 5045         9   4  1   61 BRANDED & EXILED (471)
LUNGING ATTACK   WE LIKE THE MOON 5013       9   6  1   60 SPONGMONKEYS (467)
AIMED BLOW       STRUCKBYLIGHTNING 5042      6   2  0   57 BRANDED & EXILED (471)
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 CAPTAIN LOCKHEED 5047.  The ten other most popular fighters were WE LIKE THE 
MOON 5013, TERRY DONAHUE 5049, BRON CHOLLU 4988, STRUCKBYLIGHTNING 5042, GOLDEN DOMER 
5050, STAYED HOME 4967, JIMINY CRICKET 5045, MARCUS ALLEN 5052, JOHN ROBINSON 5048, 
and FELAWESHIPE 4968.

The least popular fighter this week was SCUM DEVIL 5051.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VALIUM TEN 5041, VELOND WOK 5006, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, CALLI GEIER 5023, 
M1 ABRAMS 5043, QUIA SALIAN 5032, HONOUR 5002, FELAWESHIPE 4968, JOHN ROBINSON 5048, 
and MARCUS ALLEN 5052.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

STAYED HOME (25-4967) THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)