DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 11/15/2004    Duedate: 11/27/2004

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-491

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

SCARLET
SCARLET BLADES (328)
(25-3928) [18-13-2,80]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

SCARLET                        TERRY DONAHUE
SCARLET BLADES (328)           WE ARE SC (472)
(25-3928) [18-13-2,80]         (25-5049) [5-1-1,39]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

SCARLET                        JAGA
SCARLET BLADES (328)           THUNDERCATS (351)
(25-3928) [18-13-2,80]         (25-3638) [9-13-0,65]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

WE ARE SC (472)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. SCARLET BLADES (328)        42
2. FUNKY FOLK VI (469)         34      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. THUNDERCATS (351)           29      Unchartered Team
4. WE ARE SC (472)             23
5. FOOD CHAIN (394)            19      FOOD CHAIN (394)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0*FOOD CHAIN (394)           1   0  0  100   1/ 1*WE ARE SC (472)          10  5 0
 2- 1 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  33  13  4 71.7   2/ 3 ERRATA (323)              6  8 1
 3/ 2*WE ARE SC (472)           20  11  1 64.5   3/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 4/ 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        14   8  3 63.6   4/ 9 THUNDERCATS (351)         5  4 0
 5- 3 BRANDED & EXILED (471)    44  26  2 62.9   5- 4 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)   5  5 0
 6/ 4 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      91  55  2 62.3   6/ 6 CHAUCERS WORDS (452)      3  2 0
 7/ 6*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       10   8  1 55.6   7/12 SCARLET BLADES (328)      3  5 0
 8/ 7 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   115 109  4 51.3   8/ 8 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  1 1
 9- 8 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)  112 108  5 50.9   9- 2 BRANDED & EXILED (471)    2  3 0
10/ 9 MADTOWN (358)             17  18  1 48.6  10/10*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       2  4 1
11/ 0 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     22  26  3 45.8  11/11 MADTOWN (358)             2  7 0
12/10 ERRATA (323)              93 115  5 44.7  12- 7 THIS LITTLE PRIGGY (411)  1  0 1
13/11 SCARLET BLADES (328)     135 172 11 44.0  13/ 0*FOOD CHAIN (394)          1  0 0
14/12 THUNDERCATS (351)         46  63  7 42.2  14/ 0 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     1  0 0

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

                                      SPY REPORT

     If you were disturbed from your beauty rest only to have to watch a bunch of 
LYRATILAN brutes like you, you'd be grouchy, too.  Now keep the taverns open late 
tonight, for there are sorrows to drown for BRANDED & EXILED, whose 0-0-0 this turn 
dropped them by 7 into 9th.  Ha!  THUNDERCATS turned their 3-1-0 turn into a 4th 
place rank in the listings this turn.  Any better than this, and you get put on hit 
lists.  Gee, I'm impressed, a 3-1-0 is nice, but don't get cocky, SCARLET BLADES, the 
Fates teach humility, and the Fates are proud.  Of course, we're all terribly 
impressed to see JERI COE win a fight and gain 23 points, terribly.  Tsk, tsk, JOHN 
ROBINSON beat BLANK and BLANK lost 13 points.  You're breakin' my heart.  Due to 
absence, and inability to defend the throne, TRIMOX has lost the Title of Duelmaster. 
Start setting that alarm earlier!  And it's out with the old, in with the new, as 
SCARLET takes the Title and last week's bar tab from the old Duelmaster.  Heh, heh.  
I'm not in a very good mood today, but why am I telling you this?  You want to know 
what's new, don't you, LYRATILAN?   
     My mother always told me, 'If you don't have anything nice to say, start 
talking.' I loved that woman.  What's the big D?  ERRATA was the most avoided team?  
Bunch of lily livered... grumble... mumble... curse...  And who led the way in this 
mass act of cowardice?  Let's see, well, whatcha know?  It was WE ARE SC.  Ha ha ha 
ha!  Ooh, I'm frightfully impressed, HONOUR was this turn's most challenged warrior.  
Watch that ego swell, sports fans.  I guess I can give a little credit to SKIN of 
ERRATA for challenging up by 18 to WE LIKE THE MOON.  SKIN was slain to get 39 points 
of recognition.   
     Death and Taxes.  The less death I see, the more it taxes my patience.  Let's 
see if anyone's dead or dying.  Now hey, I like to see a death as much as the next 
guy, but hey FUNKY FOLK VI, whyja send ANN R. KIST to the Dark Arena, look at hers 
record, huh?  Bye bye, warrior, bye bye...  SKIN, a glorious 6-13-0 fighter, has 
passed away.  Gee, too bad ERRATA.  We're all going to die in the end, so why worry 
if the fate catches up with you sooner that later?   
     I was about to buy a new quill pen the other day, but some fighter took it for 
an epee.  Forgive me for writing with a dagger.  Phlllt!  Just had to do that before 
I leave the fine city of LYRATILAN.  I feel much better now.  Glad to see the back of 
this place-- Snide Clemens  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SCARLET 3928                 18  13  2    80       SCARLET BLADES (328)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRIMOX 4123                   8   1  0    83       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             16  25  0    73       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013        11   7  2    67       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 SABATOGE 3724                 7   3  0    66       MADTOWN (358)
 JAGA 3638                     9  13  0    65       THUNDERCATS (351)
-CAPTAIN LOCKHEED 5047         8   6  0    62       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
 BAYLEFYRE 4373                5   2  0    59       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
-JIMINY CRICKET 5045           9   5  1    58       BRANDED & EXILED (471)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              12   8  0    53       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 PANTHRO 3641                 11  11  2    52       THUNDERCATS (351)
 HONOUR 5002                  10  12  0    50       CHAUCERS WORDS (452)
-STRUCKBYLIGHTNING 5042        6   3  0    48       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
 DEATHBRINGER 3728             3   7  0    48       MADTOWN (358)
-M1 ABRAMS 5043               11   2  0    46       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
 BENGAUL 3815                  6   5  1    41       THUNDERCATS (351)
-K-DUR 4141                    6   2  0    40       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 TERRY DONAHUE 5049            5   1  1    39       WE ARE SC (472)
-RICK O'SHEA 5028              4   0  1    39       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 PENDANT 3721                  5  13  1    38       THUNDERCATS (351)
-PILL 4203                     3   0  0    35       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SEWERBEAST 4265               5   4  1    34       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOHN ROBINSON 5048            4   2  0    33       WE ARE SC (472)
 JERI COE 5027                 2   1  0    31       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              5   8  0    29       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CUTTER 3726                   6   5  1    24       MADTOWN (358)
 MARCUS ALLEN 5052             4   2  0    24       WE ARE SC (472)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RED FALCON 4173               1   1  0    20       SCARLET BLADES (328)
 FOX 4077                      1   0  0    19       FOOD CHAIN (394)
 GOLDEN DOMER 5050             3   2  0    18       WE ARE SC (472)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              4   4  0    16       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 SCUM DEVIL 5051               4   2  0    14       WE ARE SC (472)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 BELINDA 5073                  1   0  0    14       SCARLET BLADES (328)
-VALIUM TEN 5041               4   0  0    13       BRANDED & EXILED (471)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 BLANK 4133                    2   1  1    12       ERRATA (323)
 SPARK 4015                    2   3  0     9       ERRATA (323)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             1   5  0     8       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-AVOR 4332                     1   4  0     7       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
-JIVE 4391                     1   0  0     6       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
 FOOL? 4022                    1   2  0     5       ERRATA (323)
-ADVIL 5070                    0   1  0     1       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
-PUFFIN 5012                   0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 KONNER 5074                   0   1  0     1       SCARLET BLADES (328)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
SKIN 3653              6 14 0 ERRATA 323            WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 491         
GRUDGE 5069            0  2 0 ERRATA 323            SHIFTYEYED VOLUNT 337 491 NONE    
ANN R. KIST 5031       3  2 0 FUNKY FOLK VI 469     TOMBSTONE 362         491 NONE    
WILL D'BEAST 5039      0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK VI 469     F'LYARR 355           491 NONE    
TITLE 19 4204          1  1 0 OSCO INTOXICATORS 346 BLANK 4133            489         
CHEETARA 3640          7 14 0 THUNDERCATS 351       RICK O'SHEA 5028      489         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Hammer/Vendetta Cartel -- Thanks for the offer, but I do not have on-line service.
So I have to pass on the offer.  It was good to hear from someone I once dueled with.
Take care and I wish you luck on and off the sands. -- Azereth

Felaweshipe -- Gosh, this is such an honor!  To be able to give the graduating
Duel2Dudette a parting win, and all.  Thanks for this great opportunity to touch
glory. -- Bron Chollu
P.S.  I didn't lay it on too thickly, did I?

Deathbringer -- Who asked you to bring that HERE?  Take it back.  Take it somewhere
far away, in fact.  Or bury it in the sand.  Whatever, we don't want it around here.
-- Velond Wok, having firm views on that topic

Pill -- Gods, you ARE!  You're an absolute pill! -- Quia Salian

Cutter -- It's because I'm short, isn't it?  People are always putting me down and
beating me up because I'm a short Fratsfan.  As if it was MY fault! -- Calli Geier
P.S.  And no, I am NOT a natural blonde bubblehead who dies her hair, I'm naturally
dark and smart.

Advil -- Somehow I didn't expect you to be so tall.  Why is that? -- Beltran Foss

Captain Lockheed -- Ah.  I see your point. -- Velond Wok
P.S.  But if you comb your hair carefully, it probably won't show.

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that
     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

11 November 2004
All you alliance-type people, I'm trying (again!) to get my alliance listing correct
and up to date.  Either send me a diplo (address it to The Saint) or send your
updates to me directly at Sue at solberg-mathews.com.  As you may guess, replace the
at with @ and you're good to go (I do hate spammy mail and this will end up on the
web).

I have information on the following alliances:  ADIO, Allied Axis, Armada,
Brotherhood of Justice, Brotherhood of the Blade, Cadre, CDC, Chaos, Inc., Circle of
Order, Company of Brothers, Consortium, Council of Lords, Couple Good Guys, Crimson
Vengeance, DOA, DOOMcorps, Enigmafia, Eurosquad, Fascist Federation, FONZ,
Frothingslosh Syndicate, GAPPDA, Homeland Alliance, IT Alliance, Jingoists, kLk,
Knights of the Covenant, LBA, League Arcane, Legion6, Living Essences, Lords and
Ladies of Darkness, Manic Union, Midnight Foundation, Minions of Diana, Monarchs of
Montezuma, NCA, NIMROD, R.A.G.E., Seventh Sons, The Firm, The French Connection,
Vendett@ United, and the Vendetta Cartel.

If you are a member of one of these alliances, let me know.  If you are a member of
some other alliance that isn't listed, let me know.  If you were at any point in your
past a part of one of these alliance but are now independent, also let me know.
Going inactive doesn't mean you get removed from this list; people are assumed to
still be in the same alliance when they return.  Even having everyone in an alliance
go inactive doesn't change anything.  If an alliance is officially disbanding, that's
another thing you have to let me know....

The Saint, keeper of lists

P.S.  If you already responded to my online plea (and I replied), you can ignore
this.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ANN R. KIST was dealt death by TOMBSTONE in a 3 minute Dark Arena fight.
WILL D'BEAST was slaughtered by F'LYARR in a 1 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
SKIN was murdered by WE LIKE THE MOON in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
RED FALCON devastated SCUM DEVIL in a 2 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
SPARK was overpowered by CALLI GEIER in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SCARLET bested BRON CHOLLU in a 2 minute bloody veteran's Title duel.
BAYLEFYRE savagely defeated HAPPY PEASANT in a popular 1 minute mismatched brawl.
PANTHRO was vanquished by SABATOGE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
JAGA vanquished HONOUR in a action packed 3 minute gory uneven fight.
DEATHBRINGER was luckily beaten by VELOND WOK in a action packed 3 minute gory match.
TERRY DONAHUE overpowered QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute one-sided match.
GOLDEN DOMER was devastated by BENGAUL in a exciting 1 minute mismatched conflict.
BLANK was demolished by JOHN ROBINSON in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
CUTTER was handily defeated by JERI COE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
PENDANT slimly won victory over VISITING ORC in a 4 minute master vs. beginner bout.
BELTRAN FOSS was overpowered by MARCUS ALLEN in a 2 minute bloody mismatched brawl.
FOOL? was savagely defeated by BELINDA in a 2 minute brutal novice's bout.
GRUDGE was executed by SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute one-sided match.
FOX viciously subdued KONNER in a 7 minute bloody competition.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -   4 -  1      83  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   6         SLASHING ATTACK   18 -  11 -  0      62  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  12 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    19 -  18 -  3      51  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   7 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  14 -  1      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         AIMED BLOW         5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 491 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         2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  4         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  1         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  3     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  BASHING ATTACK 
LUNGING ATTACK     3 -  3                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  2                                       1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   SCARLET 3928               18  13  2   80 SCARLET BLADES (328)
SLASHING ATTACK  SABATOGE 3724               7   3  0   66 MADTOWN (358)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            12   8  0   53 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  BENGAUL 3815                6   5  1   41 THUNDERCATS (351)
BASHING ATTACK   TERRY DONAHUE 5049          5   1  1   39 WE ARE SC (472)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is SCARLET 3928.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was ANN R. KIST 5031.  The ten other most popular fighters were JAGA 3638, 
DEATHBRINGER 3728, SCARLET 3928, BAYLEFYRE 4373, BELINDA 5073, FOX 4077, TERRY 
DONAHUE 5049, BENGAUL 3815, JERI COE 5027, and MARCUS ALLEN 5052.

The least popular fighter this week was KONNER 5074.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GRUDGE 5069, FOOL? 4022, CUTTER 3726, BLANK 4133, QUIA SALIAN 5032, 
SCUM DEVIL 5051, SKIN 3653, WILL D'BEAST 5039, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, and JOHN ROBINSON 
5048.