DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/24/2005    Duedate: 02/05/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-496

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BAYLEFYRE
BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
(25-4373) [10-2-0,107]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BAYLEFYRE                      POSITION IS EMPTY
BRETHREN OF SIN (408)          
(25-4373) [10-2-0,107]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

WE LIKE THE MOON               BENGAUL
SPONGMONKEYS (467)             THUNDERCATS (351)
(25-5013) [16-7-3,90]          (25-3815) [9-7-1,49]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MADTOWN (358)               34
2. SPONGMONKEYS (467)          15      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. HAMMER (474)                13      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK VI (469)          7
5. BRETHREN OF SIN (408)        5      HAMMER (474)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        19   8  4 70.4   1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)             9  4 1
 2/ 3 MADTOWN (358)             30  26  3 53.6   2/ 3 THUNDERCATS (351)         6  7 0
 3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   126 123  4 50.6   3/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    6  9 0
 4/ 6 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     27  27  3 50.0   4/ 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        3  0 1
 5/ 7 FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       14  16  2 46.7   5/ 6 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)     3  1 0
 6/ 9 THUNDERCATS (351)         58  74  7 43.9   6/ 8 FUNKY FOLK VI (469)       3  4 1
 7-10 ERRATA (323)              99 128  6 43.6   7- 4 ERRATA (323)              3  6 0
 8/ 5*HAMMER (474)               2   4  0 33.3   8/ 9*HAMMER (474)              0  2 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 506): BLUE BLAZES of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): DARRELL ISSA of CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): GREAT WHITE SHARK of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): BAYLEFYRE of BRETHREN OF SIN (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): KORIBUS of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): DARK STAR of THE WARLOCKS (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): PISTON HURRICANE of AS FAR AS SIAM (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): BEXLEY of OHIO (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): 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 391): DOALTY of BAILE BEAG from AMEN-TEI (The Sentinel, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 252): PHOENIX FIRE (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 506): SNUGGLEBUNNIES (Thaad Trueoak, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 506): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 499): CONSPIRACY INC. (Damion, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 495): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 495): MADTOWN (Carnage, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 496): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 488): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 457): MEN OF 1,000 FACES (Mad Max, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 450): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): DEATHTONGUE (Technogeek, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 200): ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): MY BRAIN ON CHLORINE (Samwise the Bald, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 344): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 391): THE LAST STRAW (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 505): BILLY GIBBONS of THE HEADCUTTERS II (Street Legal)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 443): TALON of FLOYDS FAN CLUB (Talon Volksie, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 355): CYCLONE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
                          LACHES of LEGALESE (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 154): ASHEGI OF VEGA of DARQUE FORCES III (Master Darque)

                                      SPY REPORT

     I can't believe the violence in LYRATILAN!  I still haven't told Mom I'm writing 
Spyreports.  She'd have a cow!  Well, here we go...  MVP award for RAELVIN?  
THUNDERCATS' proud of her after beating QUIA SALIAN and getting 19 points.  Talk 
about yer big time losers!  BENGAUL got smashed by THE HONEST MERCHANT, and lost 13 
points!  This Duelmaster is like something else!  BAYLEFYRE stopped DEATHBRINGER dead 
in his tracks!  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.  MADTOWN was 
LYRATILAN's most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Is there some deep 
dark secret why THUNDERCATS' been avoiding MADTOWN so much?  Or is it just that 
they're too scared?  Like, is BRON CHOLLU popular, or what?  He was challenged the 
most in all of LYRATILAN!  He's got a 18-28-0, is that good?   
     Man, all these warriors dying and killing each other!  Don't you guys ever give 
it a break?  Fight, fight, fight.  Is that all you guys can do?   
     I really didn't, you know, study when I was a kid.  Who would've guessed I'd be 
a famous Spyreporter?  I gotta leave.  LYRATILAN is like such a dump, and you guys 
smell too much!  Remember you guys, ease up sometimes!  Chill out!  Later, Debby 
Tonte  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BAYLEFYRE 4373               10   2  0   107       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 WE LIKE THE MOON 5013        16   7  3    90       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             18  28  0    82       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 DEATHBRINGER 3728             6   9  0    76       MADTOWN (358)
 JAGA 3638                    11  16  0    70       THUNDERCATS (351)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 PANTHRO 3641                 13  14  2    65       THUNDERCATS (351)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              15  10  0    55       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-SPARK 4015                    5   4  0    51       ERRATA (323)
 BENGAUL 3815                  9   7  1    49       THUNDERCATS (351)
-PAM PURRS 5078                3   1  1    41       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 RICK O'SHEA 5028              5   1  1    40       FUNKY FOLK VI (469)
 PENDANT 3721                  6  15  1    38       THUNDERCATS (351)
 CUTTER 3726                   8   8  1    37       MADTOWN (358)
-SEWERBEAST 4265               5   4  1    34       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RAELVIN 5080                  4   1  0    33       THUNDERCATS (351)
 CALLI GEIER 5023              7  11  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038             4   7  0    31       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 THEODORIC 5081                3   1  2    25       MADTOWN (358)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA SALIAN 5032              5   8  0    23       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-FOOL? 4022                    2   5  0    23       ERRATA (323)
-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)
-ZEPPELIN 5014                 1   0  1    14       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 JOCKO 5093                    1   0  0    13       MADTOWN (358)
 BLOODSHED 5092                1   0  0    13       MADTOWN (358)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5016            1   0  0    13       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
-JIVE 4391                     1   0  0     6       BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
-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?
FRATSFAN NOBLE 339     0  1 0   1                   THEODORIC 5081        496 NONE    
CRAZED 5076            0  3 0 ERRATA 323            WE LIKE THE MOON 5013 494         
JACK COOZI 5083        0  1 0 FUNKY FOLK VI 469     TALMOR THE TROLL 354  496 NONE    
ANOMOLY 5061           0  1 0 HAMMER 474            LIZARD MAN 363        496 NONE    
BULK 5059              0  1 0 HAMMER 474            F'LYARR 355           496 NONE    

                                     PERSONAL ADS

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 rubbermatch 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

Spark -- As usual, you burn me up.  Or maybe it isn't me you burn up usually, but I'm
burned, okay?  We'll take it as read.  Or red. -- Velond Wok

Panthro -- Very dramatic, hauling that tree into the arena and then climbing it so
that you could spring at me from the branches.  Too bad the branches couldn't hold
you, and you fell!  But there's a limit to what you can do with a potted tree, you
know. -- Bron Chollu

Cutter -- You should get a job in the Infirmary, where you would be right at home.
Or maybe you shouldn't, now that I think about it.  What if *I* need to go there? --
Quia Salian

Theodoric -- Death to insurance agents!  I'll help you with yours, and then you can
help me butcher mine. -- Calli Geier

Blank -- Maybe if you had a name? -- Beltran Foss

Blank -- Tell Spark to come by the back door of our guildhouse.  (If he comes to the
front, all my teammates will tease him unmercifully.) -- Calli Geier

Jaga -- It's true that this arena is small, but there ARE smaller ones.  Be thankful
we've got twenty-one live, active warriors.  Somewhere I was looking recently,
Tricorus, maybe, only has six. -- Bron Chollu

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
     Endurance prizes:  a +1 bonus potion to all teams that fight 90% of the possible
fights during the contest.
     For details, visit Talcama's newletter or http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4
     To join, simply bring a team to DM 18, announce your entry in the personals, and
follow the very simple rule of not avoiding!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

JACK COOZI was butchered by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
ANOMOLY was butchered by LIZARD MAN in a 1 minute brutal Dark Arena duel.
BULK was viciously butchered by F'LYARR in a popular 1 minute Dark Arena match.
WE LIKE THE MOON devastated BRON CHOLLU in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BAYLEFYRE overpowered DEATHBRINGER in a 1 minute mismatched Title match.
JAGA was devastated by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
PANTHRO devastated BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute bloody mismatched match.
BENGAUL was defeated by THE HONEST MERCHANT in a 2 minute melee.
RICK O'SHEA won victory over CALLI GEIER in a 1 minute duel.
PENDANT slimly lost to VELOND WOK in a crowd boring 7 minute veteran's duel.
CUTTER vanquished FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 2 minute one-sided fight.
QUIA SALIAN was overpowered by RAELVIN in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
THEODORIC slew FRATSFAN NOBLE in a 1 minute match.
BLOODSHED demolished FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
JOCKO devastated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute one-sided battle.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   7         STRIKING ATTACK   20 -  16 -  1      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         LUNGING ATTACK    36 -  29 -  7      55  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         AIMED BLOW         8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  16 -  0      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL     15 -  14 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK   22 -  26 -  0      46  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         PARRY-STRIKE       4 -   6 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  12 -  0      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 496 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   BAYLEFYRE 4373             10   2  0  107 BRETHREN OF SIN (408)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            15  10  0   55 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  BENGAUL 3815                9   7  1   49 THUNDERCATS (351)
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 BENGAUL 3815.  The ten other most popular fighters were BAYLEFYRE 4373, 
CUTTER 3726, PANTHRO 3641, RICK O'SHEA 5028, RAELVIN 5080, THEODORIC 5081, BLOODSHED 
5092, JOCKO 5093, ANOMOLY 5061, and BULK 5059.

The least popular fighter this week was PENDANT 3721.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were VELOND WOK 5006, QUIA SALIAN 5032, CALLI GEIER 5023, JAGA 3638, 
DEATHBRINGER 3728, BRON CHOLLU 4988, JACK COOZI 5083, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, WE LIKE THE 
MOON 5013, and BULK 5059.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BAYLEFYRE (25-4373) BRETHREN OF SIN (408)

                 FACE-TO-FACE TOURNEY XXXV

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
LANCELOT 3794 (46-40-2)                6  3  0         ERRATA               
BURST 3654 (44-33-1)                   2  3  0         ERRATA               
STONEWALL 3895 (39-43-2)               0  3  0         ERRATA               

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STILLWATER 3762 (31-57-0)              4  3  0         ERRATA               

CHAMPIONS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
BAYLEFYRE 4373 (9-2-0)                 8  3  0         BRETHREN OF SIN      
DEATHBRINGER 3728 (6-8-0)              1  3  0         MADTOWN              
JAGA 3638 (11-15-0)                    0  3  0         THUNDERCATS          
PANTHRO 3641 (12-14-2)                 0  3  0         THUNDERCATS          
SABATOGE 3724 (10-4-0)                 0  1  0  DEAD   MADTOWN              

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PENDANT 3721 (6-14-1)                  1  3  0         THUNDERCATS          
BENGAUL 3815 (9-6-1)                   0  3  0         THUNDERCATS          
CUTTER 3726 (7-8-1)                    0  3  0         MADTOWN              

INITIATES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FOX 4077 (2-0-0)                       5  3  0         FOOD CHAIN           
BLANK 4133 (2-5-1)                     3  3  0         ERRATA               
SPARK 4015 (5-4-0)                     2  3  0         ERRATA               
FOOL? 4022 (2-5-0)                     1  3  0         ERRATA               
RICK O'SHEA 5028 (4-1-1)               1  3  0         FUNKY FOLK VI        

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
THEODORIC 5081 (2-1-1)                 3  3  0         MADTOWN              
MENTAL 5075 (2-2-1)                    2  3  0         ERRATA               
RAELVIN 5080 (3-1-0)                   2  3  0         THUNDERCATS          

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
AL KAYDA 5085 (0-0-0)                  5  3  0         FUNKY FOLK VI        
COLJ 5084 (0-0-0)                      2  3  0         ERRATA               
ZOOLANDER 5087 (0-0-0)                 1  3  0         PROJECT MAYHEM XX    
JACK COOZI 5083 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         FUNKY FOLK VI        
VAN TASTIC 5091 (0-0-0)                0  3  0         FUNKY FOLK VI