DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 01/09/2006    Duedate: 01/21/2006

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-521

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

MENTAL
ERRATA (323)
(25-5075) [12-5-1,130]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

MENTAL                         POSITION IS EMPTY
ERRATA (323)                   
(25-5075) [12-5-1,130]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

QUIA SALIAN                    JOCKO
THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)         MADTOWN (358)
(25-5032) [15-23-0,80]         (25-5093) [11-5-1,90]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

ERRATA (323)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. MADTOWN (358)               33
2. ERRATA (323)                19      MADTOWN (358)
3. WIND STORM (479)            10      Unchartered Team
4. FUNKY FOLK (469)             0
5. KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)  -2      SOMETHING FISHY (129)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 MADTOWN (358)             76  53  5 58.9   1/ 2 ERRATA (323)              7  1 0
 2/ 1 KNIGHTS OF THE ROU (363)  53  45  4 54.1   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    7  8 0
 3- 2 FUNKY FOLK (469)          38  33  5 53.5   3/ 0 MADTOWN (358)             4  1 0
 4/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   181 181  7 50.0   4/ 0 WIND STORM (479)          1  0 0
 5/ 0 WIND STORM (479)          40  44  1 47.6   5/ 4 KNIGHTS OF THE ROU (363)  1  1 0
 6/ 4 ERRATA (323)             129 148  7 46.6   6- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          1  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 265): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 531): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 531): SIPPYCUP SAM of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 524): SMELLY of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 520): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 520): MENTAL of ERRATA (JE, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 518): BOUNCER of GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 513): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 482): CRAZY TRAIN of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): SOLARIS of RUBY DRAGONS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 380): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): HITCH HIKER of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): KAT of NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 417): JOE SATRIANI of THE HEADCUTTERS II from ARUAK CITY
                            (Street Legal, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 265): SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 531): MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 531): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 524): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 520): KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 520): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Nolan Orgel, team captain)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 518): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 513): I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 482): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 475): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 465): BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 213): BLOOD AND GUTS! (The Pentalque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 380): DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 369): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 167): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 417): BOXES, etc. (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 530): BODEL of MANIC MARVELS (Barnabas, mgr.)
                               HONEY of SCARLET KNIGHTS (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 523): SUPPLY SIDE of THE REPUBLICANS (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 519): STONEFISH of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 513): MAD MAX of I TRAINED THEM (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 474): PARNIAN of WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 464): FLINT HILLS of BLUVALLEY WARRIORS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 212): COLLAPSED LUNG of OTTO'S PARTS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 379): TYPHOON XXII of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 166): SOLAR SISTER of THE FURIOUS FIVE (Generalissimo Puerco)

                                      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 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 was 
unseated this week as ERRATA moved up from 2nd ranking to take the top spot with a 
3-0-0 record for the round.  TINKERBELL caught the eye of many in the gladiatorial 
commission as she skillfully bested THE HONEST MERCHANT and was awarded 15 points in 
recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, BLOODSHED put down DAVIA 
HANNAS, causing her to lose 7 points of recognition in the process.  Not for nothing 
has MENTAL 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 ERRATA.  At least, most blades in town are 
looking to avoid them.  Apparently the stalwarts of MADTOWN are catching the bulk of 
jests down at the challenging board for their large share of the avoids.  Mighty 
fighters cannot but expect competition from those below.  ERHLIE FAY take warning!  
You have more than a few enemies in LYRATILAN.   
     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?  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 - the pen is mightier than the sword, but a maul is a 
different story!-- Zontani Sharp Eyes  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 MENTAL 5075                  12   5  1   130       ERRATA (323)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 COLJ 5084                     8   1  1   102       ERRATA (323)
-RICK O'SHEA 5028             12   6  2    91       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 THEODORIC 5081               10   9  2    91       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 JOCKO 5093                   11   5  1    90       MADTOWN (358)
 FIONNA 5145                  12  10  0    83       WIND STORM (479)
 BLOODSHED 5092               10   6  0    82       MADTOWN (358)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             15  23  0    80       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            17  19  2    74       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-ROBIN BANKS 5114              8   2  0    73       FUNKY FOLK (469)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138             7   4  0    55       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 GIGLIE 5130                   6   0  0    52       MADTOWN (358)
 TINKERBELL 5129               5   1  0    47       MADTOWN (358)
-ROWEN 4134                    2   2  1    37       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-ALFIE DERZANE 5103            3   2  1    32       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 ERHLIE FAY 5155               4   1  0    29       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-VAMP 4160                     3   1  0    23       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
 ACTIN 5111                    1   1  0    16       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
-POLEAX 4023                   2   2  0     8       KNIGHTS OF THE ROUND (363)
-VINCE 5131                    1   2  0     7       ERRATA (323)
 PUPPET 5127                   1   0  0     7       ERRATA (323)
 XENO YOHL 5164                1   2  0     5       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?
SPARK 4015            12  8 0 ERRATA 323            RICK O'SHEA 5028      518 REVENGED

                                     PERSONAL ADS

Mental -- If you think being the Duel2Dude is fun, you really ARE mental.  The
speeches, the banquets, the signing your name over and over again on programs, it
just gets to be too much, as you will find out.  Unless, as I say, you really ARE
mental.  But good luck with it. -- Beltran Foss

Korradur the Black, Khalhums Dwarf -- Ha! -- Quia Salian
P.S.  I always wanted to say that.  But now that it's out of the way, we can have an
intelligent conversation.  Or at least I can speak intelligently, and if you HAVE
intelligence, you can answer.  For instance, I could talk about the prospects of
improved guttering.  On the roof, not candles.  I hate it when candles gutter.  And
streets, well, best not even to THINK about that!  But roof gutters, with DOWNSPOUTS,
now that is something you can really get your teeth into!  My own feeling is gargoyle
heads for all of them.  What do you think?

This Happy Peasant person is SICK.  I beat him up, severely, too, and he actually
enjoyed it.  I am not, in a general way, inclined to kick when people find strange
pleasures, so long as those pleasures don't hurt others (specifically me), but
really, shouldn't this guy see a priest? -- Davia Hannas

Actin -- (crossly) You aren't ROUND.  That is a violation of your team name.  Get
those corners sanded off quick! -- Xeno Yohl
P.S.  Or else give me a square deal on the skills.  Which means, more skills for the
loser.  Do it now.

Shifty-eyed?  Oh, yes.  Shifting from my, uh, chest, to another portion of my
anatomy.  At least he was too stupid to look at my WEAPON.  Until I forced it upon
his attention.  I really don't LIKE it when men stare. -- Erhlie Fay

Ed. -- Darn. -- Xeno Yohl
P.S.  That was a response to your intent, not your typo.

     Indeed.  It was one of *those* days, I guess. -- Ed.

All -- Well, I'm back!  My stable and I took a wrong turn and ended up in some odd
faraway land, devoid of Food, Training Supplies, Entry Fees and a Postal System.  I
would have liked another shot at Velond Wok, but I can't say that I am unhappy to see
him gone, with my stable being 1-8 against him.  That's a hot 61.7% without Velond.
-- Carnage, mgr. Madtown

JE -- Ahh, my alliance mate.  I don't know if I can challenge first time back, but I
have to take a "Stab" (har har har) at Mental for the Title with Theodoric.  He
really wants to leave for the Isle and frankly, I want him to leave too.  Besides, I
don't really want to fight ColJ with him. -- Carnage

Quia Salian -- U Sloe Down.  Me need to bettel you agen.  Carnage saids I areent
reely intelget but tinks U good teech.

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

ACTIN was bested by ERHLIE FAY in a 1 minute amateur's Challenge fight.
MENTAL won victory over THEODORIC in a 1 minute expert's Title battle.
COLJ demolished QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute uneven fight.
JOCKO viciously subdued BELTRAN FOSS in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
BLOODSHED demolished DAVIA HANNAS in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
FIONNA vanquished NOBLE ASSASSIN in a 2 minute brutal mismatched fight.
GIGLIE outwaited THE HONEST MERCHANT in a slow 15 minute competition.
TINKERBELL viciously subdued THE HONEST MERCHANT in a action packed 3 minute melee.
XENO YOHL lost to PUPPET in a 1 minute beginner's fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-LUNGE        1 -   0 -  0     100  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   1 -  0      80  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         TOTAL PARRY       10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     10 -   4 -  0      71  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         STRIKING ATTACK    9 -   4 -  0      69  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         LUNGING ATTACK    22 -  14 -  2      61  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW         3 -   3 -  1      50  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK     2 -   2 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         SLASHING ATTACK    7 -   8 -  0      47  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-STRIKE       2 -   9 -  0      18  |

Turn 521 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-RIPOSTE      1 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         5  LUNGING ATTACK 
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  WALL OF STEEL  
LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  1     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1         2  SLASHING ATTACK
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  1                                       1  STRIKING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1     
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   MENTAL 5075                12   5  1  130 ERRATA (323)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOCKO 5093                 11   5  1   90 MADTOWN (358)
WALL OF STEEL    FIONNA 5145                12  10  0   83 WIND STORM (479)
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092             10   6  0   82 MADTOWN (358)
TOTAL PARRY      GIGLIE 5130                 6   0  0   52 MADTOWN (358)
Note: Warriors have a winning record and are an Adept or Above.

The overall popularity leader is QUIA SALIAN 5032.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was JOCKO 5093.  The ten other most popular fighters were TINKERBELL 5129, 
FIONNA 5145, BLOODSHED 5092, MENTAL 5075, COLJ 5084, XENO YOHL 5164, ACTIN 5111, 
ERHLIE FAY 5155, THEODORIC 5081, and PUPPET 5127.

The least popular fighter this week was GIGLIE 5130.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were DAVIA HANNAS 5138, BELTRAN FOSS 5038, QUIA SALIAN 5032, PUPPET 5127, 
THEODORIC 5081, ERHLIE FAY 5155, ACTIN 5111, XENO YOHL 5164, COLJ 5084, and MENTAL 
5075.