DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 07/25/2005    Duedate: 08/06/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-509

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VELOND WOK
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5006) [23-15-0,85]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VELOND WOK                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5006) [23-15-0,85]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

ALBINO ASSASSIN                ALBINO ASSASSIN
THE NATURALS (259)             THE NATURALS (259)
(25-4817) [4-10-0,30]          (25-4817) [4-10-0,30]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MADTOWN (358)               36
2. THE NATURALS (259)          32      MADTOWN (358)
3. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)       5      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (469)             0
5. PHILANTHROPISTS (277)        0      MILK BOYS (393)

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/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  4 0
 2/ 2 MADTOWN (358)             55  44  5 55.6   2/ 1 MADTOWN (358)             7  5 1
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          29  25  4 53.7   3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          3  2 1
 4- 4 PHILANTHROPISTS (277)     41  38  1 51.9   4/ 0 THE NATURALS (259)        3  2 0
 5/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   153 151  6 50.3   5/ 4 ERRATA (323)              1  5 0
 6/ 0 THE NATURALS (259)       117 141  8 45.3   6- 6 PHILANTHROPISTS (277)     0  1 0
 7/ 6 ERRATA (323)             114 144  6 44.2   7- 5 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        0  1 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 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): BLUE VELVET of COLORIFIC (Purple People Eater, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): EASY BREEZE of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): MEAD of CRACKED TANKARD (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): JET'E of IRON THRONE (Mage, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): TRIANGLE MAN of NEUROMANCERS (Rude Buddha, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BRUSHFIRE of NATURAL DISASTERS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): STILL HERE of NO INDICATION (Sceptre, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 520): none
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 512): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 509): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 508): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 507): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 501): GAMEHENDGE (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 471): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 207): THE CHURCH (Reverend Bob, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 368): BEAKER PEOPLE (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 358): EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 161): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 405): KNIGHTS OF VIRTUE, etc. (JRK, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 259): SENSEI JAN of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
               (turn 258): CHAOS WARRIOR of CHAMPIONS OF STEEL (Blackstorm, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 519): THE THING of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
              (turn 518): VISIGOTH of THE DEATH SQUAD (Street Legal, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 511): TAX DEDUCTION of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 507): BRON CHOLLU of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 464): HOLY SCHLITZ of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh, mgr.)
                 (turn 463): GREW SOME GRUE of OLD SCHOOL (Otto X. Frothingslosh)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 453): RUSTED SOUL of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 206): BLOODY NOSE of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Like the magnificent Sun, rising upon the Dawn and exiling the Night for a Day, 
I, Novgorodny Vir, return once again!  The boys at MADTOWN left the arena dejected, 
after being kicked out of the top spot by THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  Good show!  SLACKER 
certainly had a baffled expression on his face, after losing to THEODORIC and losing 
2 points in the process!  Out with the old, in with the new.  Enter VIRGINAL 
CONCUBINE, handily defeating MENTAL.  With 85 points, VELOND WOK of THE MIDDLE WAY 4 
takes the position of LYRATILAN's Duelmaster.  Word has it one team in LYRATILAN is 
using psychics to predict wins.  They lead a charmed life!   
     A Zenmaster once told me, 'Does not the spinning wheel turn?  And do not the 
little birds cry out?'  Any ideas?  Is it charming personality?  Conversational 
abilities?  Good oral hygiene?  Whatever it is, VELOND WOK is the most challenged 
warrior.  QUIA SALIAN found herself challenged by a warrior 18 below:  JOCKO.  JOCKO 
of MADTOWN kept his wits as he bested QUIA SALIAN.   
     Is there life after death?  Pragmatics (and warriors) know there is death after 
life!  Like a tattered, worn-out, faded, out-of-fashion garment cast out to rot, 
BLANK of ERRATA has been summarily sent to the Dark Arena.  Questions are being 
raised about the disposing of severed body parts in the arena.  A certain tavern in 
LYRATILAN would I avoid!   
     Do not think spyreporting in LYRATILAN is the highlight of my life.  My fingers 
tire and I fear my incessant prattling may cause unfair judgement upon my impeccable 
character.  Like a mixed metaphor, and an overtaxed simile, I now bid LYRATILAN 
farewell-- Novgorodny Vir  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              23  15  0    85       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RICK O'SHEA 5028             10   3  1    93       FUNKY FOLK (469)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-SPARK 4015                   10   7  0    77       ERRATA (323)
 MENTAL 5075                   7   4  1    77       ERRATA (323)
-MUNKU 2706                   12   9  0    74       PHILANTHROPISTS (277)
 THEODORIC 5081                8   5  2    71       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODSHED 5092                7   3  0    66       MADTOWN (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            13  11  2    55       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 JOCKO 5093                    6   4  1    52       MADTOWN (358)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             12  14  0    50       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-ROBIN BANKS 5114              3   1  0    37       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 SLACKER 4884                  5   3  0    36       THE NATURALS (259)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THE CURSE 5072                2   1  1    31       THE NATURALS (259)
 ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817          4  10  0    30       THE NATURALS (259)
-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)
-BIG JOY 5123                  2   2  0    26       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 LITE SLEEPER 4965             2   1  0    15       THE NATURALS (259)
-ALFIE DERZANE 5103            1   0  1    14       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 BIG UGLY 5109                 1   0  0    13       THE NATURALS (259)
-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?
BLANK 4133             5 11 1 ERRATA 323            ARENAMASTER JYO 359   509 NONE    
MEDIUM RARE 5128       0  1 0 MADTOWN 358           ROWAN ORC 356         509 NONE    
DICKINS 5108           1  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 277   JOCKO 5093            507         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Spark -- Do you notice anything STRANGE about this arena?  I mean, half the
gladiators get together every night to howl at the moon, whether the moon is there or
not, but they can't even manage a whine in the newsletter?  Granted, dogs, and by
extension wolves, and thus maybe even werewolves, are not literate, but not EVERYONE
here is a werewolf.  You'd think the newsletter was steeped in garlic juice...or is
that vampires?  Whatever, couldn't SOMEBODY speak up now and then? -- Bron Chollu
P.S.  I figure I can get away with saying this stuff because I'm leaving.  It won't
even be read (if anyone here can read) until I'm gone.

Theodoric -- I don't know about you, but I have to say that as a Narsh Utur in good
standing, I think my teammate has insulted us.  How about if we waylay him in an
alley and pull a bag over his head and beat him up? -- Velond Wok
P.S.  I'd suggest another way to mark our opinion of him, but I don't think Ed. would
pass it.
P.S.  And I know Leeta wouldn't.  But she's got no canine sensibilities.

Bloodshed -- I hate it when people with names like yours feel they have to live up to
them. -- Quia Salian
P.S.  I suppose I should have known better than to wear a purple robe into the arena.
It takes bloodstains badly.  No, it takes the stains well and looks badly afterward.
Oh, you know what I mean!  And cold water will NOT get all that out.  Yuck.

The Happy Peasant is now laughing out of the other side of his mouth. -- Beltran Foss

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

29 Jun 2005
The Company of Brothers (TCB) welcomes two new members to our alliance...Liam the
Goth and Buddy Lee.  We have no doubt that they will prove to be assets to our
alliance and the general dueling community. -- Baphomet, co-founder, T.C.B.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLANK was butchered by ARENAMASTER JYO in a crowd pleasing 1 minute Dark Arena fight.
MEDIUM RARE was barely slain by ROWAN ORC in a 2 minute gruesome Dark Arena battle.
BLOODSHED was luckily beaten by VELOND WOK in a 6 minute Challenge Title fight.
JOCKO vanquished QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
MENTAL was overpowered by VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THEODORIC devastated SLACKER in a 1 minute uneven brawl.
BELTRAN FOSS luckily beat THE CURSE in a 3 minute bloody one-sided struggle.
ALBINO ASSASSIN viciously subdued CULT MEMBER in a action packed 3 minute fight.
LITE SLEEPER vanquished SHIFTYEYED VOLUNTEER in a 1 minute uneven duel.
BIG UGLY overpowered FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 1 minute uneven duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    34 -  17 -  5      67  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   5 -  2      62  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   2         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   7 -  0      53  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         SLASHING ATTACK   12 -  11 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      1         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   1 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         STRIKING ATTACK   13 -  16 -  2      45  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         2 -   5 -  0      29  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   1         WALL OF STEEL      4 -  11 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 509 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-LUNGE        1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         2  SLASHING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      0 -  0         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                                                                1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            23  15  0   85 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   MENTAL 5075                 7   4  1   77 ERRATA (323)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092              7   3  0   66 MADTOWN (358)
PARRY-STRIKE     BELTRAN FOSS 5038          13  11  2   55 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOCKO 5093                  6   4  1   52 MADTOWN (358)
AIMED BLOW       SLACKER 4884                5   3  0   36 THE NATURALS (259)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was ALBINO ASSASSIN 4817.  The ten other most popular fighters were BLOODSHED 
5092, THE CURSE 5072, MEDIUM RARE 5128, THEODORIC 5081, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, JOCKO 
5093, LITE SLEEPER 4965, BIG UGLY 5109, BLANK 4133, and VELOND WOK 5006.

The least popular fighter this week was SLACKER 4884.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were MENTAL 5075, QUIA SALIAN 5032, VELOND WOK 5006, BLANK 4133, BIG UGLY 
5109, LITE SLEEPER 4965, JOCKO 5093, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, THEODORIC 5081, and MEDIUM 
RARE 5128.