DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/10/2005    Duedate: 01/22/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-495

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAYLEFYRE
BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
(25-4373) [9-2-0,102]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAYLEFYRE                      PAM PURRS
BRETHREN OF SIN (408)          FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
(25-4373) [9-2-0,102]          (25-5078) [3-1-1,41]

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WE LIKE THE MOON               WE LIKE THE MOON
SPONGMONKEYS (467)             SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-5013) [15-7-3,75]          (25-5013) [15-7-3,75]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. ERRATA (323)                44
2. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      29      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. MADTOWN (358)               26      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK VI (469)         18
5. BRETHREN OF SIN (408)       17      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 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        18   8  4 69.2   1/ 2 MADTOWN (358)             8  5 1
 2/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   125 119  4 51.2   2/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 0
 3/ 4 MADTOWN (358)             26  25  2 51.0   3/ 1 THUNDERCATS (351)         6  7 0
 4- 6 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)  116 114  5 50.4   4/ 6 ERRATA (323)              6  8 1
 5- 7*HAMMER (474)               2   2  0 50.0   5/ 7 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        3  0 1
 6/ 8 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     26  27  3 49.1   6/ 8 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     3  1 0
 7/ 9*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       13  15  2 46.4   7- 4 SCARLET BLADES (328)      2  1 0
 8-12 SCARLET BLADES (328)     139 175 11 44.3   8/11*FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       2  5 1
 9/10 THUNDERCATS (351)         56  71  7 44.1   9-10*HAMMER (474)              1  1 0
10/13 ERRATA (323)              99 128  6 43.6  10- 5 OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)   0  5 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 252): GOLDENEYE of BONDAGE (Spawn, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): LIMPETTE of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): FIRE of SEEING RED (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): PASSER BY of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): VISION of HEADBANGERS from CALEAM (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): SKASMONAUTS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 505): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 498): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 494): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 494): THUNDERCATS (Balzar, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 495): HEADBANGERS (Sablon-O-Vlad, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 487): THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 456): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 449): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 442): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 199): OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 354): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 343): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 390): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 504): SHADOWCAT of FRAG 'EM ALL! (Edge, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 497): WHAT UP of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 493): SCARLET of SCARLET BLADES (Azereth, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Hail and well met warriors of LYRATILAN!  Know me for who I am, Zontani Sharp 
Eyes, Spymaster extraordinaire of all Alastari.  Former top team THUNDERCATS was 
unseated this week as MADTOWN moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
2-2-0 record for the round.  There were bitter words at OSCO INTOXICATORS' guildhouse 
after a 0-0-0 showing this week which dropped the stable into 10th.  Dark Arena 
anyone?  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the corner!  Witness how 
this week FUNKY FOLK VI went 1-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings.  My praise to THE 
MIDDLE WAY 4 for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a skillfully fought 
round deserving of notice!  In one of the week's more notable duels, SABATOGE put 
down BENGAUL, causing him to lose 8 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has BAYLEFYRE in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  Informants "close" to the city champion 
have told me that he never fights without pantyhose on beneath his armor.  Watch out! 
     I have been in deep conclave with my spies who watched all that has recently 
transpired.  Indeed there is much I would report.  My inside sources tell me that the 
team to beat in LYRATILAN these days is MADTOWN.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of ERRATA are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Loose talk 
at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many fighters 
are after WE LIKE THE MOON.  Watch your back!  A match that raised a few eyebrows at 
the games this week, it seems that SPARK posted a challenge against the more highly 
recognized VELOND WOK.  The results, you ask?  Well, the firebrand SPARK defeated 
VELOND WOK.  Remember warriors, this is the discipline of steel.   
     Vendettas.  Bloodied blades and broken spears.  Indeed the city has seen more 
than its fair share of red in recent times.  Dark alleys may hide both secrets and 
assassins.  In the arena there is only the brightness of steel.  Keep vigil always!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  Ahh, but I can hear the spires of a far off 
city calling to me.  I must away!  Till next we meet remember - the pen is mightier 
than the sword, but a maul is a different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAYLEFYRE 4373                9   2  0   102       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-TRIMOX 4123                   9   2  0    93       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             18  27  0    85       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SABATOGE 3724                10   4  0    83       MADTOWN (358)
 JAGA 3638                    11  15  0    81       THUNDERCATS (351)
 DEATHBRINGER 3728             6   8  0    78       MADTOWN (358)
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013        15   7  3    75       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BENGAUL 3815                  9   6  1    62       THUNDERCATS (351)
 PANTHRO 3641                 12  14  2    59       THUNDERCATS (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              14  10  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 SPARK 4015                    5   4  0    51       ERRATA (323)
-K-DUR 4141                    7   3  0    41       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
 PAM PURRS 5078                3   1  1    41       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
-PENDANT 3721                  6  14  1    40       THUNDERCATS (351)
-PILL 4203                     3   2  0    37       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
-RICK O'SHEA 5028              4   1  1    36       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             4   6  0    35       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-SEWERBEAST 4265               5   4  1    34       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
-RED FALCON 4173               3   1  0    34       SCARLET BLADES (328)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 CALLI GEIER 5023              7  10  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              5   7  0    33       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 CUTTER 3726                   7   8  1    30       MADTOWN (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FOOL? 4022                    2   5  0    23       ERRATA (323)
 THEODORIC 5081                2   1  1    22       MADTOWN (358)
-WHET 5060                     2   0  0    22       HAMMER (474)
 MENTAL 5075                   2   2  1    16       ERRATA (323)
 BLANK 4133                    2   5  1    15       ERRATA (323)
-TOASTY 5015                   1   0  0    15       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAELVIN 5080                  3   1  0    14       THUNDERCATS (351)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-JIVE 4391                     1   0  0     6       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
-ADVIL 5070                    1   2  0     5       OSCO INTOXICATORS (346)
-STOMP 5063                    0   2  0     2       HAMMER (474)
-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?
AVOR 4332              1  5 0 BRETHREN OF SIN 408   ROWAN ORC 356         495 NONE    
SKIN 3653              6 14 0 ERRATA 323            WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 491 NOT REVE
CRAZED 5076            0  3 0 ERRATA 323            WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 494         
PAUL BARER 5055        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK VI 469     F'LYARR 355           495 NONE    
PEPTO 5077             1  1 0 OSCO INTOXICATORS 346 THEODORIC 5081        493         
BELINDA 5073           1  2 0 SCARLET BLADES 328    MENTAL 5075           493         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

We Like the Moon -- I guess I am getting exactly what I deserve, but I still had to
try.  The skills would have been nice with that 21 wit and all.  There will be more
bloodfeuds, but I am guessing I should stop while I'm ahead.  Wait, I'm not ahead,
I'm behind.  Well, good luck going for a hat trick. -- JE

Calli Geier -- How about that friction lesson now? -- Blank, speaking on behalf of
Spark because he is such a shy individual

Beltron Foss -- Well done. -- Fool?

Balzar -- Very nice work, my friend, very nice indeed. -- JE

Jaga -- Oh, gods, a cat.  And not even a feline cat, a Convincian cat!  Why can't you
be feline?  If not Aruaki, you could be Pridefolk, couldn't you? -- Bron Chollu

Panthro -- I can stand you, just barely.  Even when you win, because, after all,
you're bigger than I am.  But I warn you all now that if Snow-meow shows up, I'm
going berserk. -- Velond Wok

Spark -- Kaboom. -- Calli Geier, who spilled the oil all over the place

Raelvin -- How does a werewolf stand being called a cat?  I would find it offensive,
even insulting, but you seem okay with it? -- Quia Salian

Fool? -- Probably you are, if you actually allowed someone to geld you.  That
seems...excessive. -- Beltran Foss

Spark -- No, it was probably the positive ions in the air.  Or maybe the negative
ones.  I can never keep those things straight. -- Quia Salian

Spark -- Drop by our place and we can light up the night. -- Calli Geier

Jaga -- They tell me the only way to deal with painful memories is to embrace them.
Never tried it myself, I prefer hard liquor.  But that's what they say. -- Bron
Chollu

Rick O'Shea -- I WILL kill you. -- Raelvin

Baylefyre -- I'll switch places with you. -- Jaga

Rick O'Shea -- I would have killed you, but Raelvin wants to do it.  You're lucky. --
Bengaul

Bron Chollu -- And the rubber match goes to Jaga! -- Jaga
P.S.  There's no one else to fight.

Velond Wok -- Now you know what it means to mess with a Thundercat. -- Panthro

Quia Salian -- If you get in my way again you will die. -- Raelvin

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

AVOR was barely slain by ROWAN ORC in a 2 minute bloody Dark Arena fight.
PAUL BARER was viciously butchered by F'LYARR in a 2 minute Dark Arena battle.
FOOL? was savagely defeated by WE LIKE THE MOON in a 3 minute Bloodfeud fight.
SPARK viciously subdued VELOND WOK in a 2 minute gory Challenge fight.
RAELVIN was demolished by PAM PURRS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
BAYLEFYRE overpowered JAGA in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
BENGAUL was devastated by SABATOGE in a 1 minute one-sided competition.
BRON CHOLLU handily defeated PANTHRO in a 1 minute uneven melee.
DEATHBRINGER vanquished M. CHARDINEE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CUTTER was vanquished by QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
CALLI GEIER defeated THEODORIC in a 1 minute expert vs. novice match.
BELTRAN FOSS defeated BLANK in a exciting 2 minute bloody match.
MENTAL handily defeated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided contest.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         WALL OF STEEL     16 -  12 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  15 -  1      57  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  15 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    33 -  28 -  6      54  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   23 -  25 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   8 -  0      43  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  12 -  0      37  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   5 -  0      17  |

Turn 495 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:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      2 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    0 -  3         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1     TOTAL PARRY        0 -  3         1  AIMED BLOW     
                                                                1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  TOTAL PARRY    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BAYLEFYRE 4373              9   2  0  102 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
SLASHING ATTACK  SABATOGE 3724              10   4  0   83 MADTOWN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  BENGAUL 3815                9   6  1   62 THUNDERCATS (351)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            14  10  0   52 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    SPARK 4015                  5   4  0   51 ERRATA (323)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is WE LIKE THE MOON 5013.  The most popular warrior 
this turn was WE LIKE THE MOON 5013.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLANK 
4133, SPARK 4015, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, AVOR 4332, FOOL? 4022, PAM PURRS 5078, BAYLEFYRE 
4373, SABATOGE 3724, BRON CHOLLU 4988, and DEATHBRINGER 3728.

The least popular fighter this week was THEODORIC 5081.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were CUTTER 3726, PANTHRO 3641, BENGAUL 3815, JAGA 3638, RAELVIN 5080, PAUL 
BARER 5055, MENTAL 5075, VELOND WOK 5006, CALLI GEIER 5023, and QUIA SALIAN 5032.

               NEW GRADUATES--FROM ALL ARENAS (INCLUDING CLOSED ARENAS)

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes