DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/03/2006    Duedate: 04/15/2006

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-527

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLOODSHED
MADTOWN (358)
(25-5092) [15-6-0,112]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOODSHED                      POSITION IS EMPTY
MADTOWN (358)                  
(25-5092) [15-6-0,112]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THEODORIC                      TINKERBELL
MADTOWN (358)                  MADTOWN (358)
(25-5081) [12-12-2,70]         (25-5129) [10-1-0,100]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)      44
2. GREAT UNKNOWN (332)         19      MADTOWN (358)
3. PRIMATES-R-US (389)         10      Unchartered Team
4. WIND STORM (479)             0
5. VORTEX (249)                 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 MADTOWN (358)             96  58  5 62.3   1/ 3 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    9  6 0
 2/ 2 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      115  87  4 56.9   2/ 1 MADTOWN (358)             7  3 0
 3- 3 FUNKY FOLK (469)          43  37  5 53.8   3- 5 WIND STORM (479)          5  3 1
 4- 4*SILVER KNIGHTS (237)       3   3  0 50.0   4/ 6 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)       5  6 1
 5/ 6 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   193 199  7 49.2   5/ 2 ERRATA (323)              4  6 0
 6- 5 WIND STORM (479)          45  47  2 48.9   6/ 9 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       3  3 0
 7/ 7 ERRATA (323)             142 157  8 47.5   7- 4 FUNKY FOLK (469)          2  1 0
 8/ 8 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)      100 114  9 46.7   8- 7*LETHAL HERITAGE (480)     2  4 1
 9- 9 VORTEX (249)             107 129 10 45.3   9- 8*SILVER KNIGHTS (237)      1  0 0
10-10*LETHAL HERITAGE (480)      2   4  1 33.3  10-10 VORTEX (249)              1  3 0
11-11*JELLY BELLY (478)          1   3  0 25.0  11-11*JELLY BELLY (478)         1  3 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 268): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 537): ONEWOLF of WOLFBROTHERS (Doc Steele, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 537): WOOFER of THE DOGHOUSE (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 526): BLOODSHED of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 524): DE DE MAO of SHERWOOD FOREST (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 519): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 488): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 386): THE TAIL of RED DOG GANG (Spot, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 374): ROADBLOCK of WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 422): ZEBRAWOOD of ACTION TOYS from KATI-TEI (Papaiz, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 537): WHEN DOGMA FAILS II (Prophet, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 537): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): KELLUMBO'S KIDS (Detective Kellumbo, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 526): MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 524): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 519): THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 488): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 479): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 215): BLOOD AND GUTS! (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 386): DILEN'S HORDE (?, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 374): WAYFARERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 422): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 530): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
                (turn 525): KING BROWN SNAKE of AUSSIE KILLERS (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 525): RICK O'SHEA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
                 (turn 469): VECORDIUS of CYNICAL DELUSIONS (Eclipse, mgr.)

                                      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 MADTOWN was unseated 
this week as THE MIDDLE WAY 4 moved up from 3rd ranking to take the top spot with a 
4-1-0 record for the round.  Warriors--remember that glory waits always around the 
corner!  Witness how this week PRIMATES-R-US went 2-1-0 to move up 3 in the rankings. 
My praise to THE MIDDLE WAY 4 for their 4-1-0 week this time out.  Indeed, it was a 
skillfully fought round deserving of notice!  JUNGLE JIM caught the eye of many in 
the gladiatorial commission as he skillfully bested THEODORIC and was awarded 17 
points in recognition.  In one of the week's more notable duels, JUNGLE JIM put down 
THEODORIC, causing him to lose 11 points of recognition in the process.  Not for 
nothing has BLOODSHED in the past laid claim to the Duelmaster's throne, and this 
week he's proven his combat skill yet again.  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!   
     Many and various are the arts of battle.  In LYRATILAN "art" is a word that has 
long since passed from the language!  I saw one fighter that warriors avoided when 
this week's challenge seeking began.  WIND STORM is feared.  This much I can say.  
Methinks more than a few here could name the guild it was that spent the better part 
of last week avoiding WIND STORM.  Indeed it was PRIMATES-R-US.  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!  MONKEY SUIT must really be harboring a grudge 
against the THE MIDDLE WAY 4 guild!  Merciless, 16 challenged down ERHLIE FAY points 
this week to duel with it.  Surprising everyone, ERHLIE FAY bested MONKEY SUIT, 
earning 23 points of recognition in the process!  A knave's just desserts are the 
sweetest victory.   
     What warrior does not hone his years, impatiently waiting for the moment of his 
foe's mortality?  Some say a warrior is judged by the way he bears arms.  One thing 
is sure, better a dagger in hand then a sword on the belt!   
     The girls are as pretty in LYRATILAN as ever I remembered them....and the 
fighters as ugly!  Don't let your reputation slip!  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                  
 BLOODSHED 5092               15   6  0   112       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 JOCKO 5093                   15   6  1   104       MADTOWN (358)
-FIONNA 5145                  14  10  0   100       WIND STORM (479)
 TINKERBELL 5129              10   1  0   100       MADTOWN (358)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             17  27  0    90       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            18  24  2    83       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 JUNGLE JIM 4713              12   4  0    76       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 THEODORIC 5081               12  12  2    70       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE APE 4949                8   6  0    65       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
-ROBIN BANKS 5114              9   4  0    60       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 ERHLIE FAY 5155               9   2  0    59       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 GIGLIE 5130                  10   1  0    57       MADTOWN (358)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHYANNA 5140                  2   0  1    55       WIND STORM (479)
-ALFIE DERZANE 5103            5   2  1    52       FUNKY FOLK (469)
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138             9   8  0    38       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MONKEY SUIT 4992              4   1  0    36       PRIMATES-R-US (389)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 XENO YOHL 5164                3   6  0    32       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-VINCE 5131                    4   3  0    29       ERRATA (323)
 CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239        3   1  1    29       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-SHEZA BANSHEE 4008            4   2  0    28       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 CORAL EDEN 4065               5   3  0    26       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-SEALANT 5163                  3   1  1    26       ERRATA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLEX 5169                     3   1  0    24       ERRATA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-POPPY 5149                    2   0  1    17       LETHAL HERITAGE (480)
-NOVA 2157                     1   0  0    16       SILVER KNIGHTS (237)
 PUPPET 5127                   3   4  0    13       ERRATA (323)
-SHADOW 2158                   1   1  0    13       SILVER KNIGHTS (237)
-TUTTI FRUTTI 5133             1   0  0     9       JELLY BELLY (478)
-BE'LANNA 5162                 1   1  0     8       VORTEX (249)
-SLOW-POKE 5142                1   1  0     8       WIND STORM (479)
-CASS TRAITOR 5165             0   1  0     7       FUNKY FOLK (469)
-PALADIN 2159                  1   0  0     6       SILVER KNIGHTS (237)
-KARRICK 5160                  0   2  0     6       VORTEX (249)
-WHIRLWIND 5158                0   1  0     5       WIND STORM (479)
 XOCOTL 5168                   0   2  0     2       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-SPIRIT 2161                   0   1  0     1       SILVER KNIGHTS (237)
-SILVARA 2160                  0   1  0     1       SILVER KNIGHTS (237)

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

THE DEAD               W  L K TEAM NAME             SLAIN BY             TURN Revenge?
TRUSTWORTHY SCRIB 341  0  1 0   1                   CHAVIN DE HUANTA 4239 527 NONE    
ZAYN UM KALTHUM 5167   0  1 0 GREAT UNKNOWN 332     RHYANNA 5140          525         
KIWI 5135              0  1 0 JELLY BELLY 478       POPPY 5149            526         

                                     PERSONAL ADS

All -- Due to unforeseen circumstances, I have to shut down the vast majority of my
teams temporarily.  I hope these circumstances will be only for a single turn, but
two turns is not out of the question.  I make humble apologies to Noachian and the
manager of Jelly Bellies, because I will not be available for the Bloodfeuds they so
rightly deserve.  I am trying to correct the situation, and it looks promising.  I
shall post a personal ad the turn PRIOR to my return, allowing for the Bloodfeud
challenges to be issued. -- Lord Xiang, mgr. Vortex, Wind Storm, and Lethal Heritage
stables
P.S.  I need to have my bank correct an error.  Funny, though, they put too much
money in my account, and until it is corrected, I dare not do too much activity, lest
I find myself owing.  I hope they let me keep the interest!!  *grin*  I have SOME
funds available for my warriors, but not in the numbers I have been running, and the
funds need to be stretched.

     Keep the interest?  Not likely!  They usually charge *you* if they make a
     mistake. -- Ed., perhaps somewhat cynical about the banking industry

Puppet -- I think you need stronger strings.  Stringier strongs?  How about a weapon
you can move around faster?  I shouldn't have jumped you. -- Erhlie Fay
P.S.  Not that I mind.

Fionna -- What a blowhard you are. -- Quia Salian

Jungle Jim -- Well...you can't say that I made a monkey out of you, when you were one
to begin with. -- Beltran Foss
P.S.  Okay, you could say it, I suppose, if you really wanted to, but what would be
the point, eh?

Monkey Suit -- I don't care, I STILL say that looks silly, and only a darned monkey
would wear one. -- Davia Hannas

I wouldn't trust that scribe an inch, not even a centimeter.  He has Untrustworthy
written all over him. -- Xeno Yohl
P.S.  In a fine Spencerian hand.

Fionna -- Your manager is an idiot to prefer some violent jock to you. -- Beltran
Foss

Chavin de Huantar -- I had things on my mind.  Maybe next time. -- Xeno Yohl

Lord Protector Rick O'Shea -- I am told by a usually reliable, if sarcastic, source
that you do NOT want to enter into the taxi business after all.  That the suggestion
was, in fact, inappropriate.  Pooh.  I think it was a good suggestion, and I stick to
it.  There's a lot of money to be made in the taxi business, and the market is
steady. -- Arenamaster Jyo

24 March 2006
A few notes about e-mailed personals:

You may submit personal ads, columns, spotlights, etc. electronically, either via e-
mail to ads at reality dot com (which doesn't need any more spam, thank you) or on
the web at http://www.reality.com/duel2/modules.php?name=Ads.  When you submit
something, you should get back a receipt from HAL at RSI.  If you do NOT get a
receipt, your ads may have gone astray (not all e-mail makes it to its destination
any more than all snail mail does).  If you DO get a receipt, it should, in the body
of the message, tell you what arena your stuff was filed in.  Check your receipt to
make sure your submission made it to the intended destination.  Also check to see
that everything you sent made it to the same place.  Sometimes HAL, who is rather
simple-minded in some ways, will send half your stuff to another arena if the name
or number of that arena shows up at the beginning of a line.  So if the word Ti
appears at the beginning of a line halfway through your ads, all the ads after that
may end up in Ti, which is closed and doesn't need ads.  As a side note, sometimes
things move slowly, so don't wait until the last minute to send your ads and all.
If they get held up along the way, they may not show up until next turn.  Happy
writing! -- Ed.

28 March 2006
We of the Desolate Empire Alliance want to welcome two managers to our fold.  Kon of
the Empire Rising, and Osiris!  May they be blessed with the blood of their enemies,
and give no quarter in War! -- Dark Knights of the Desolate Empire

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

GIGLIE was devastated by QUIA SALIAN in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
MONKEY SUIT was handily defeated by ERHLIE FAY in a 2 minute Challenge match.
FLEX was bested by DAVIA HANNAS in a 1 minute novice vs. veteran Challenge fight.
PUPPET was devastated by XENO YOHL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
BLOODSHED overpowered BELTRAN FOSS in a 1 minute one-sided Title struggle.
JOCKO devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 1 minute one-sided competition.
TINKERBELL viciously subdued KUNG-FU MASTER in a action packed 2 minute gruesome duel.
THEODORIC was luckily beaten by JUNGLE JIM in a popular 3 minute gory expert's duel.
GRAPE APE overpowered RUTHLESS JAYWALKER in a 1 minute gory one-sided melee.
CORAL EDEN subdued TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute match.
CHAVIN DE HUANTAR butchered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.
XOCOTL was subdued by FRIENDLY CONSTABLE in a 2 minute novice's brawl.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   12 -   2 -  0      86  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  2         PARRY-RIPOSTE      8 -   2 -  0      80  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  18 -  3      64  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -   9 -  0      55  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         SLASHING ATTACK   13 -  12 -  1      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    2         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  14 -  1      36  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  10 -  0      33  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 527 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     LUNGING ATTACK     2 -  3         3  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  0     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         3  LUNGING ATTACK 
STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  STRIKING ATTACK
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   
TOTAL PARRY        1 -  1                                       1  TOTAL PARRY    
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092             15   6  0  112 MADTOWN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOCKO 5093                 15   6  1  104 MADTOWN (358)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713            12   4  0   76 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAPE APE 4949              8   6  0   65 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155             9   2  0   59 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVIA HANNAS 5138           9   8  0   38 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
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 TINKERBELL 5129.  The ten other most popular fighters were ERHLIE FAY 5155, 
THEODORIC 5081, QUIA SALIAN 5032, JOCKO 5093, GRAPE APE 4949, XENO YOHL 5164, 
BLOODSHED 5092, JUNGLE JIM 4713, CORAL EDEN 4065, and CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239.

The least popular fighter this week was XOCOTL 5168.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were BELTRAN FOSS 5038, PUPPET 5127, FLEX 5169, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, MONKEY 
SUIT 4992, GIGLIE 5130, CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239, CORAL EDEN 4065, JUNGLE JIM 4713, and 
BLOODSHED 5092.