DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 08/22/2005    Duedate: 09/03/2005

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-511

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

VELOND WOK
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
(25-5006) [24-16-0,96]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

VELOND WOK                     POSITION IS EMPTY
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         
(25-5006) [24-16-0,96]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THEODORIC                      BLOODSHED
MADTOWN (358)                  MADTOWN (358)
(25-5081) [9-6-2,86]           (25-5092) [7-5-0,60]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      19
2. SPONGMONKEYS (467)          14      SPONGMONKEYS (467)
3. MADTOWN (358)                8      Unchartered Team
4. THE NATURALS (259)           0
5. ERRATA (323)                 0      JEDI KNIGHTS (357)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 1 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        29  19  5 60.4   1/ 1 MADTOWN (358)             9  5 0
 2/ 2 MADTOWN (358)             62  47  5 56.9   2/ 2 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    5  6 0
 3/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   156 156  6 50.0   3- 3 THE NATURALS (259)        3  2 0
 4- 4 THE NATURALS (259)       117 141  8 45.3   4/ 4 SPONGMONKEYS (467)        2  0 0
 5- 5 ERRATA (323)             114 144  6 44.2   5- 5 ERRATA (323)              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

                                   Heathen's Cafe

     Sharing knowledge of the game, what an interesting idea.  Heathen, I think you
are fairly close with your theory on tactics.  I don't think the bonus is that big
except when the tactic used is the warrior's favorite.  Baphomet, I would love to see
you again (and anyone else who wants to take a crack at it!)  Does Luck (good or bad)
affect  every aspect of a warriors. I know how it works with skills and learns, but
it seems to me that it effects everything.  Case in point, I have a Lunger with a ST
10, CN 8, WL 15, and very little end!  What gives!  That's not one, but two steps
down the chart.  Can anyone explain that to me?
      Well, any of you newbies (Heathen's idea of a newbie is different than mine.
He calls himself one but he's been around almost as long as I have) have questions
feel free to post it or diplo me and I'll try to answer it.  I just hope more
managers besides Heathen, Baphomet and myself come to Heathen's Cafe.  Good drinks
here.

                                 DUELMASTER'S COLUMN
                             Notes from the arena champ.

Surprise!  Surprise!  I am the first in my Stable to take out Velond Wok, and quickly
I might add.  I wouldn't expect to do it again.  My manager still isn't impressed
with me.  He spends more time on the "youngsters" in his stable.  Blah.  Shows what
he knows.  I'm the Duelmaster!  I have conquered all!

Theodric

                                      SPY REPORT

     Greetings warriors!  It is I, Zontani Sharp Eyes, here to bring report of the 
clash and bustle of the weekly LYRATILAN games.  BIG JOY caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested QUIA SALIAN and was awarded 14 
points in recognition.  This time victory fell to the grasp of the usurper.  All hail 
VELOND WOK, Duelmaster of LYRATILAN!  Heed this!  A seer has warned that if exactly 6 
die in duels this week, the whole city shall perish!  Just remember...5 or 7!   
     But come now, let us look deeper into the maze of contention and crossed blades 
that is city LYRATILAN.  My inside sources tell me that the team to beat in LYRATILAN 
these days is THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  At least, most blades in town are looking to avoid 
them.  Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the 
better part of last week avoiding THE MIDDLE WAY 4.  Indeed it was MADTOWN.  Loose 
talk at the arena has reached my ears and it but confirms the knowledge that many 
fighters are after QUIA SALIAN.  Watch your back!   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Fate is a fickle mistress.  She showers the miserable with fortune 
but sets enemies against the victorious.  Remember this!   
     A thought before I go.  Each warrior practices one style, but must not the wise 
manager learn the secrets of them all?  More than a sharp eye must I keep, indeed a 
stout pair of legs must I keep as well!  The endless paths of Alastari await me!  
Till next we meet remember:  a fool flies into a rage quickly and often.  The wise 
are angered by the same thing only once.  Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 VELOND WOK 5006              24  16  0    96       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 THEODORIC 5081                9   6  2    86       MADTOWN (358)
-SPARK 4015                   10   7  0    77       ERRATA (323)
-MENTAL 5075                   7   4  1    77       ERRATA (323)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            15  11  2    71       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODSHED 5092                7   5  0    60       MADTOWN (358)
 JOCKO 5093                    8   4  1    59       MADTOWN (358)
 BIG JOY 5123                  4   2  0    58       SPONGMONKEYS (467)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             12  16  0    52       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-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)
-COLJ 5084                     2   1  0    29       ERRATA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GIGLIE 5130                   2   0  0    21       MADTOWN (358)
 TINKERBELL 5129               2   0  0    18       MADTOWN (358)
-LITE SLEEPER 4965             2   1  0    15       THE NATURALS (259)
-BIG UGLY 5109                 1   0  0    13       THE NATURALS (259)
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138             0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-PEPPER BAAAR! 5122            0   1  0     1       SPONGMONKEYS (467)
 DESMIN ERH 5137               0   1  0     1       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
DICKINS 5108           1  2 0 PHILANTHROPISTS 277   JOCKO 5093            507 NOT REVE

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Theodoric -- It was my pleasure to hand over to you.  Write a column? -- Velond Wok

Bloodshed -- So long as it's YOUR blood, I don't mind. -- Beltran Foss

Big Joy -- Not so big, buster brown, and I could stand to see a smile on your face.
Where's your joy? -- Quia Salian

Lord Protector Monkey Wrench -- I believe Arenamaster Jyo, or somebody, was going to
offer you some lands.  But they've all gone out somewhere, and the printer wants this
newsletter, and I don't see any notes around.  So you'll just have to go to the Isle
without.  But since you're never here, I suppose you won't mind? -- Handicapper Igan
B Wyrd
P.S.  You can protest this--address it to Arenamaster Jyo--if you wish.  I don't
mind.

4 August 2005
Ladies and Gentlemen...The Announcement You Have All Been Waiting For Is Here!!!!!!!!

ZalCon3...The Rebirth!!!!!!! 

The Rules Are Simple, The Prizes Are Awesome, The Competition Fierce!

Where:  Dullens (DM13)  When:  October 8th, 2005

The Rules:
Every Manager Must DA Their Entire Team On The First Turn They Enter The Contest.
All Warriors DA'd In This Manner MUST Be At Zero FE And May Fight In The Contest If
They Live.  The Style Of The Warrior Must Be Present In The Name In A Non Ambiguous
Manner, Standard Abbreviations Accepted.  Scoring Starts On The 3rd Turn Of The
Contest Which Will Also Be The First Turn After The October Mail In.  Dead Warriors
May Be Entered From The Contest To Dead Apprentices ONLY--And With Zero FE!!!!!  All
Living Warriors May Be Entered Into Rookies or Apprentices For The October Mail In.

Scoring:
 1 Point For Each Win.
 1 Point For Each Kill.
-1 Point For Each Loss.
-1 Point For Each Death.

Categories:
Ultimate Style Master:  Warrior Of Any Style With The Most Style Master Points.
Top Team:  Team With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
Top Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Points At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Team:  Team With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
MVP Warrior:  Warrior With The Most Free Fight Awards At The End Of The Contest.
Style Master:  Warrior With The Most Points Vs. Style In Each Style At The End Of The
               Contest.
Warrior Top 11:  Next 10 Top Point Gaining Warriors At The End Of The Contest.
Iron Manager:  Any Manager With 100 Fights During The Contest (20 Turns Plus 2 Pre
               Turns).
***Special Category*** An Additional Top Team Award Will Be Granted For Each 5 Iron
Manager Awards Starting At 6.

Prizes:
Ultimate Style Master, Top Team, Top Warrior:  +1 To Bonus, Damage Bump, Free Train
                                              Or Learn 2 Skills, Favorites Knowledge.
MVP Team And MVP Warrior:  20 Rollups.
Style Master:  +1 To Bonus.
Warrior Top 11:  Free Train Or Learn 2 Skills. 
Iron Manager:  +1 To Bonus.

Please Contact Zalgor Prigg Via Diplo (Armor & Weapons DM102) or Email
(zalgor@hotmail.com) Should You Have Any Questions Or Wish A Free Team Rollup To Dark
Arena On Turn 1.

Disclaimer:  All Prizes Are To Be Used On Contest Team Only And Are Non Transferable.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

BLOODSHED was bested by BELTRAN FOSS in a crowd pleasing 4 minute Challenge fight.
BIG JOY demolished QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
THEODORIC was defeated by VELOND WOK in a 2 minute Title duel.
JOCKO viciously subdued RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a popular 1 minute gory contest.
GIGLIE demolished DAVIA HANNAS in a 4 minute mismatched competition.
TINKERBELL won victory over DESMIN ERH in a 1 minute amateur's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         PARRY-STRIKE       8 -   4 -  2      67  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    27 -  16 -  3      63  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   7 -  0      59  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -  10 -  1      58  |
|LUNGING ATTACK                   1         SLASHING ATTACK    9 -  12 -  0      43  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         WALL OF STEEL      2 -  10 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   6 -  0      14  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   0 -  0       0  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   0         BASHING ATTACK     0 -   4 -  0       0  |

Turn 511 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  STRIKING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  0     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         2  SLASHING ATTACK
                              LUNGING ATTACK     0 -  1         1  TOTAL PARRY    
                              SLASHING ATTACK    0 -  2         1  WALL OF STEEL  
                              BASHING ATTACK     0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  1         1  AIMED BLOW     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
TOTAL PARRY      VELOND WOK 5006            24  16  0   96 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
LUNGING ATTACK   THEODORIC 5081              9   6  2   86 MADTOWN (358)
PARRY-STRIKE     BELTRAN FOSS 5038          15  11  2   71 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092              7   5  0   60 MADTOWN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOCKO 5093                  8   4  1   59 MADTOWN (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is THEODORIC 5081.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was BLOODSHED 5092.  The ten other most popular fighters were THEODORIC 5081, JOCKO 
5093, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, TINKERBELL 5129, BIG JOY 5123, VELOND WOK 5006, BELTRAN FOSS 
5038, QUIA SALIAN 5032, GIGLIE 5130, and DESMIN ERH 5137.

The least popular fighter this week was DESMIN ERH 5137.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were GIGLIE 5130, QUIA SALIAN 5032, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, VELOND WOK 5006, BIG 
JOY 5123, TINKERBELL 5129, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, JOCKO 5093, THEODORIC 5081, and 
BLOODSHED 5092.

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

MONKEY WRENCH (25-4442) PRIMATES-R-US (389)