DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 06/27/2005    Duedate: 07/09/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-507

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BRON CHOLLU
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-4988) [19-38-0,95]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BRON CHOLLU                    POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-4988) [19-38-0,95]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

BRON CHOLLU                    BIG JOY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         SPONGMONKEYS (467)
(25-4988) [19-38-0,95]         (25-5123) [2-2-0,26]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. FUNKY FOLK (469)            25
2. MADTOWN (358)               19      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       4      Unchartered Team
4. SPONGMONKEYS (467)           1
5. ERRATA (323)                 0      BLANK II (132)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        27  19  5 58.7   1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            11  4 1
 2/ 2 MADTOWN (358)             51  41  5 55.4   2/ 2 FUNKY FOLK (469)          7  3 1
 3/ 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          29  25  4 53.7   3- 3 ERRATA (323)              5  5 0
 4- 5 MASTERS OF SIN (119)     344 317 24 52.0   4/ 4 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    3  9 0
 5/ 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (277)     41  38  1 51.9   5/ 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  1 0
 6/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   148 149  6 49.8   6/ 6 PHILANTHROPISTS (277)     1  2 0
 7- 7 ERRATA (323)             113 139  6 44.8   7- 7 MASTERS OF SIN (119)      0  5 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.

     Well, It is finally time to leave the good folk of Lyratilan.  I hope to get one
more win in regular arena so I can go to the Isle with a winning record.  I've had a
tough time winning, even though honestly I have some pretty heavy skill ratings.  I
kept telling Namenlos I wanted to fight Moderate/Moderate, but he insisted on running
me faster.  He also keeps yelling at how I should use the Longsword, but I really
really wish he would just let me use my favorite short spear.  He was disappointed in
my choice of favorites indeed.
     Farewell to all.  Hopefully I'll see some of you on the Isle soon.

Deathbringer

                                      SPY REPORT

     Thankyouthankyou.  It's great for me, The Unknown Spymaster to be back in 
LYRATILAN.  Hope you enjoy the show.  Oh, who am I kidding?  I already got paid!  Hey 
everybody, watch out for ALFIE DERZANE, who flew up 14 points in the rankings after 
mashing FRIENDLY CONSTABLE like a melon.  Keep your eye on this guy.  And falling 
like a basher in the top ten was ROBIN BANKS, who dropped 5 points after a 
disappointing (to say the least) bout with AMBITIOUS GUARD.  Going for the gusto and 
coming up with aught but bloody knuckles was THE MIDDLE WAY 4's BRON CHOLLU, who was 
turned away from the Duelmastership by DEATHBRINGER.  Advice to bashers--never force 
anything, just get a bigger halberd!   
     Here is other news that is of note.  And hey, kiddies, those of you who didn't 
avoid ERRATA, please raise you hand.  Wow.  Does LYRATILAN really have that many 
liars?  For those of you who like math, try this one:  ERRATA + Weapons That go Boom 
= SPONGMONKEYS + Avoid City.  Well dang howdy, but if challenges were votes, JOCKO 
would be president.  Although it may be a contest he doesn't want to win.   
     Being a spy is great--other people die and you spend the rest of the day 
drinking to their memory.  Better tanked than dead!  Big deal, so CUTTER got mashed 
in the Dark Arena.  With his face he was more at home with the trolls than with us. 
(Waka waka).  Remember:  alliances are great, but try and take your ally in the arena 
with you and see what happens.   
     Well, that wasn't too bad; Alarond told me that the people in LYRATILAN have no 
sense of humor.  Or maybe that they were senseless.  C'mon, Leadfoot, let's make some 
tracks.  Its been fun, and I'm sure you enjoyed it (boos).  Now that I've got you 
worked up for Snide Clemens, I'll be leaving-- The Unknown Spymaster  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BRON CHOLLU 4988             19  38  0    95       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 RICK O'SHEA 5028             10   3  1    93       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-JUST A WIN 3369              15   4  0    91       MASTERS OF SIN (119)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MENTAL 5075                   6   3  1    89       ERRATA (323)
-SPARK 4015                   10   6  0    84       ERRATA (323)
 VELOND WOK 5006              21  15  0    78       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-MUNKU 2706                   12   9  0    74       PHILANTHROPISTS (277)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             12  12  0    64       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 THEODORIC 5081                7   4  2    60       MADTOWN (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODSHED 5092                6   2  0    56       MADTOWN (358)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            11  11  2    46       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 ROBIN BANKS 5114              3   1  0    37       FUNKY FOLK (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BLANK 4133                    5   9  1    32       ERRATA (323)
 FREIDA SLAVES 5113            3   1  0    29       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-COLJ 5084                     2   1  0    29       ERRATA (323)
 VAN TASTIC 5091               3   2  1    26       FUNKY FOLK (469)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BIG JOY 5123                  2   2  0    26       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKO 5093                    4   4  1    19       MADTOWN (358)
 ALFIE DERZANE 5103            1   0  1    14       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-NARCISSISTIC 3594             2   1  1     8       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
-BLOODFEUD MAN 3595            1   2  0     6       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
-FUNKADELIC 3676               1   1  0     4       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
-OCEAN BLUE 3677               0   2  0     2       MASTERS OF SIN (119)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5122            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?
FRIENDLY CONSTABL 338  0  1 0   1                   ALFIE DERZANE 5103    507 NONE    
CUTTER 3726           11 12 1 MADTOWN 358           TALMOR THE TROLL 354  507 NONE    
DICKINS 5108           1  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 277   JOCKO 5093            507         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

NPC's -- YOU WANT SOME MORE OF US?  We certainly want more of you. -- Bloodshed and
Theodoric

Beltran Foss -- I enjoyed that fight.  I was supposed to be fighting some guy named
"Spymaster" but it changed at that last minute. -- Cutter

Big Joy -- There is no joy in Madtown, as the mighty Jocko just struck out. --
Namenlos

Leeta -- I love personal ads.  I really do.  I've just been lazy.  I promise to try
to keep them going.  I really promise. -- Namenlos

Bron Chollu -- How many PP do you have?  Isn't it time for you to get out of here
soon? -- Namenlos

Deathbringer -- One-shotted, and very neatly, too.  I salute you. -- Bron Chollu
P.S.  So long as you don't bring death to ME, I don't care what you do elsewhere.

Mental -- I dunno, is it fair to have a name that no gladiator understands?  Except
in the pejorative sense, as "he's a mental case."  Anyway, you're too confusing.
Now, if your name was Physical, we'd understand. -- Quia Salian

Spark -- Singed me good that time. -- Velond Wok

Cutter -- I could wish you didn't live up to your name. -- Beltran Foss

7 June 2005
I am in the process of moving house, and spotlight writing for the next two months
will be very hit-and-miss. -- the Scribe

27 June 2005
ATTENTION ALL YOU ALLIANCE-TYPE PEOPLE:
For the purposes of tourney newsletter alliance listings (when I am able to do them),
you may only be listed in ONE alliance.  In other words, you have to choose!  If you
are a part of Englebert's Alliance and Englebert's Alliance is "part" of Ruthrauf's
Alliance, I will list you EITHER as part of Englebert's Alliance OR as part of
Ruthrauf's Alliance, NOT both.  The default would be the top-level alliance,
Ruthrauf's, in this example.  If you'd rather be listed separately, let me know and I
will do so, but that will be the only listing you get. -- The Saint, keeper of ever-
more-complicated lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CUTTER was dealt death by TALMOR THE TROLL in a 2 minute Dark Arena fight.
DICKINS was killed by JOCKO in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
DEATHBRINGER overpowered BRON CHOLLU in a 1 minute bloody mismatched Title duel.
QUIA SALIAN was overpowered by RICK O'SHEA in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
VELOND WOK bested THEODORIC in a 2 minute uneven brawl.
BELTRAN FOSS luckily beat BIG JOY in a 3 minute bloody veteran vs. amateur struggle.
ROBIN BANKS was defeated by AMBITIOUS GUARD in a 2 minute gruesome melee.
BLOODSHED vanquished VAN TASTIC in a 1 minute uneven duel.
FREIDA SLAVES overpowered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
ALFIE DERZANE assassinated FRIENDLY CONSTABLE 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                   8         LUNGING ATTACK    41 -  20 -  5      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  10 -  0      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   6 -  2      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   17 -  21 -  2      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -   9 -  1      44  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   5 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         TOTAL PARRY        6 -  12 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         WALL OF STEEL      6 -  13 -  0      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 507 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 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  4     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  1     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   RICK O'SHEA 5028           10   3  1   93 FUNKY FOLK (469)
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            21  15  0   78 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092              6   2  0   56 MADTOWN (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is BRON CHOLLU 4988.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was CUTTER 3726.  The ten other most popular fighters were BIG JOY 5123, ROBIN 
BANKS 5114, JOCKO 5093, THEODORIC 5081, FREIDA SLAVES 5113, RICK O'SHEA 5028, BELTRAN 
FOSS 5038, BLOODSHED 5092, DICKINS 5108, and VELOND WOK 5006.

The least popular fighter this week was VAN TASTIC 5091.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were QUIA SALIAN 5032, BRON CHOLLU 4988, ALFIE DERZANE 5103, VELOND WOK 
5006, DICKINS 5108, BLOODSHED 5092, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, RICK O'SHEA 5028, FREIDA 
SLAVES 5113, and THEODORIC 5081.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BRON CHOLLU (25-4988) THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

The following warriors have traveled to AD after fighting this turn:

DEATHBRINGER (25-3728) MADTOWN (358)

                    HOLD THE DATES!  (FACE-TO-FACE XXXV AND XXXVI)

Summer Face-to-Face Tournament XXXV in St. Louis!  
Our next summer FTF will be held in downtown St. Louis, July 29-31, 2005.  It will be 
at the Radisson Hotel & Suites, St. Louis (800-925-1395--ask for the Reality 
Simulations room block). Room rates are $99.00 per night, 1-4 occupancy.  The rooms 
are blocked--please make your reservation by mid-June before the block is released! 
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  See you there!

Winter Face-to-Face Tournament XXXVI in Tempe!
Our next winter FTF will be held in Tempe, Arizona, January 20-22, 2006.  It will be 
held at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Tempe, Arizona (480-894-7444), the same hotel as 
last year by popular request.  Room rates are $139.00 per night (same as last year!), 
1-4 occupancy, which includes full cooked breakfast, complimentary manager's 
reception, free airport shuttle, free parking, high speed internet (for extra charge), 
fitness center, jacuzzi, and pool.  The rooms are blocked--please make your 
reservation soon before the block is released!  (This is prime season for Phoenix, and
several people were unable to book rooms last year because they waited too long.)  
Look for transportation info in the tournament information sheet.  We hope you're all 
looking forward to it and that we will see you there!

                  MAIL-IN TOURNEY XXXIX

PRIMUS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
SQORPION 602 (136-102-1)               5  3  0         LORDS OF RUIN        
SCAR 2752 (95-88-4)                    2  3  0         SACRED VOW           

CONTENDERS TOURNEY                     W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
PROWL 3146 (54-53-1)                   8  3  0         BLACKENED PRIDE      
BALANCE 2437 (74-42-0)                 4  3  0         NORTH PROVINCE       
LANCELOT 3794 (49-42-2)                1  4  0         ERRATA               

ELIGIBLES TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STILLWATER 3762 (33-60-0)              2  3  0         ERRATA               
BURST 3654 (45-37-1)                   1  3  0         ERRATA               

ADM TOURNEY                            W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
FACE 2504 (36-34-5)                    1  3  0         THE NATURALS         

CHALLENGERS TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DEATHBRINGER 3728 (9-10-1)             2  3  0         MADTOWN              
MONKEY DO 4152 (19-18-0)               2  3  0         PRIMATES-R-US        

ADEPTS TOURNEY                         W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
TRIMOX 4123 (11-2-0)                  10  3  0         OSCO INTOXICATORS    

APPRENTICES TOURNEY                    W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
NAUGHTY ONE 4964 (2-0-0)               7  3  1         WINDY CITY WOMEN     
COLJ 5084 (1-0-0)                      4  3  0         ERRATA               
BLOODSHED 5092 (2-2-0)                 3  3  0         MADTOWN              
VAN TASTIC 5091 (1-1-0)                2  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           
PAM PURRS 5078 (3-1-1)                 1  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

ROOKIES TOURNEY                        W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
ALFIE DERZANE 5103 (0-0-0)             2  3  0         FUNKY FOLK           

ELIGIBLES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
STONEWALL 3895 (40-47-2)               5  2  0         ERRATA               
FIRE MOUTH 2478 (39-35-0)              0  3  0         THE NATURALS         

ADM FOOLS TOURNEY                      W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
JOYCE 4732 (29-18-3)                   0  3  0         WINDY CITY WOMEN     

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

INITIATES FOOLS TOURNEY                W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
MENTAL 5075 (4-3-1)                    1  3  0         ERRATA               
FOOL? 4022 (2-6-0)                     0  3  0         ERRATA               

ROOKIES FOOLS TOURNEY                  W  L  K         TEAM NAME            
DICKINS 5108 (0-0-0)                   2  3  0         THE TRUTH            
MEL TINGPOT 5107 (0-0-0)               0  3  0         FUNKY FOLK