DUEL 2 NEWSLETTER

Date   : 04/17/2006    Duedate: 04/29/2006

LYRATILAN ARENA

DM-25    TURN-528

This Weeks Top Honors

THE DUELMASTER IS

BLOODSHED
MADTOWN (358)
(25-5092) [16-6-0,115]

Chartered Recognition Leader   Unchartered Recognition Leader

BLOODSHED                      POSITION IS EMPTY
MADTOWN (358)                  
(25-5092) [16-6-0,115]         

Popularity Leader              This Weeks Favorite

THEODORIC                      TINKERBELL
MADTOWN (358)                  MADTOWN (358)
(25-5081) [13-12-2,81]         (25-5129) [11-1-0,106]

THE CURRENT TOP TEAM

MADTOWN (358)

          TEAMS ON THE MOVE            TOP CAREER HONORS
Team Name                  Point Gain  Chartered Team
1. PRIMATES-R-US (389)         43
2. MADTOWN (358)               42      FANTASIA ISLE (56)
3. ERRATA (323)                26      Unchartered Team
4. FANTASIA ISLE (56)          24
5. GREAT UNKNOWN (332)          0      DEAD WHITE MEN (263)

The Top Teams

Career Win-Loss Record           W   L  K    %  Win-Loss Record Last 3 Turns    W  L K
 1/ 0 FANTASIA ISLE (56)        47  25  4 65.3   1/ 2 MADTOWN (358)            12  3 0
 2/ 1 MADTOWN (358)            101  58  5 63.5   2/ 1 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)    8  7 1
 3/ 2 PRIMATES-R-US (389)      117  88  4 57.1   3/ 6 PRIMATES-R-US (389)       5  4 0
 4- 4*SILVER KNIGHTS (237)       3   3  0 50.0   4/ 5 ERRATA (323)              4  5 1
 5- 6 WIND STORM (479)          45  47  2 48.9   5- 4 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)       3  4 1
 6/ 5 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)   194 203  8 48.9   6/ 0 FANTASIA ISLE (56)        2  1 0
 7/ 7 ERRATA (323)             144 159  9 47.5   7- 3 WIND STORM (479)          2  1 0
 8- 8 GREAT UNKNOWN (332)      100 114  9 46.7   8- 9*SILVER KNIGHTS (237)      1  0 0
 9- 9 VORTEX (249)             107 129 10 45.3   9- 8*LETHAL HERITAGE (480)     1  2 1
10-10*LETHAL HERITAGE (480)      2   4  1 33.3  10-11*JELLY BELLY (478)         1  3 0
11-11*JELLY BELLY (478)          1   3  0 25.0  11-10 VORTEX (249)              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

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                          ---===ANDORIAN REGIONAL NEWS===---

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): INOCHI of YAKUZA (Sensei Jan, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): LITTLE DEVIL of PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): INNY MEANIE of MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): BLOODSHED of MADTOWN (Namenlos, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): BALTIMORE of HERE TO PHOENIX (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): PASTOR PENTANE of LENPROS (Lenpro, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): DRIZZT of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): 5 GOT PICKED of 072905R (The Muffin Man, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): GLOW-ROOM of FANDILS (Wise Old Fandil, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): INSOLENT IRIS of FLOWER GIRLS (Lady Fern, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ONE-TIMER of DEATH STUDS VII (Death Stud, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): SABURO SAKAI of EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): EYE OF THE KNEE DOLL of HAZAARDS OF CLONING (Crip, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): CRYSTAL FIREBLADE of DEFENDERS OF VIRTUE from TARRGIR
                            (JRK, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): ORCISH IDIOMS (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JGW EXPIRATION (JGW, mgr.)
 DM  14 TOBIR (turn 538): PLAYPEN (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): none
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 527): MONEY PIT (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  25 LYRATILAN (turn 527): THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  26 CALEAM (turn 525): GOLDEN CANYON (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): CRYSTAL PALACE (Papaiz, mgr.)
 DM  40 ZENSU (turn 489): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  41 KATI-TEI (turn 480): WANDERERS (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 471): INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): SILVER KNIGHTS (Dark Knight Toker, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): ARADI RESORT & SPA (Lady Elysian, mgr.)
 DM  63 AMEN-TEI (turn 375): THE SUN CULT (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  71 KYR'TERR (turn 170): NIGHTHAWKS (Savant, mgr.)
ADM 105 ANDORAK (turn 423): THE LAST STRAW V (Doc Steele, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                   ----------------
 DM   8 ARKERS (turn 268): TOM SAWYER of SMITHSONIAN (The Curator, mgr.)
 DM  11 ARUAK CITY (turn 538): JO MOONCATCHER of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  22 SOLVEN (turn 531): BLIZZARD of JUST CHILLIN (Mr. Freeze, mgr.)
               (turn 530): CRIMSON WONDER of MEDIEVAL CHAOS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  24 ZORPUNT (turn 526): BUBBA JONES of KRILL CAVALRY (Leeta, mgr.)
 DM  30 IAYE (turn 520): STEINBACH of THE A'S -- LOSERS II (Malaquar, mgr.)
 DM  46 ARDIVENT (turn 470): 8-BALL of INFERNAL LORDS (DeGotti, mgr.)
 DM  52 FRATSFA (turn 216): TORMENT of ASSASSIN NATION (Ghab, mgr.)
 DM  60 ARADI (turn 387): HEADROCK of OGRES ARE US (Ghoti, mgr.)

                                      SPY REPORT

     Good day, in LYRATILAN a quiet thief gets rich, but a quiet spymaster gets poor. 
So bring me ale and harken to my tidbits of news.  It seems the training can make the 
difference, as THE MIDDLE WAY 4 is pushed out of top team by MADTOWN, who came from 
2nd with a 5-0-0 this turn.  Now keep the taverns open late tonight, for there are 
sorrows to drown for WIND STORM, whose 0-0-0 this turn dropped them by 4 into 7th.  
PRIMATES-R-US stable has parlayed this turn's 2-1-0 into a 3 space move up the 
rankings.  This brings them up to 3rd place.  Good work, guys!  The MADTOWN guild has 
had a 5-0-0 turn and deserves to be watched in the future.  You never know where this 
kind of thing can lead.  And let's see, FLEX fought XENO YOHL and gained 15 points 
and contributed to ERRATA's 2-2-1.  XENO YOHL has lost to FLEX, falling 13 points, 
while helping make THE MIDDLE WAY 4 a 1-4-1 turn.  The attempts to dethrone the 
Duelmaster have failed, and BLOODSHED remains LYRATILAN's top warrior for another 
turn.  By the way, was that our Duelmaster that I saw last night, cramped under the 
table at The Piper's Rest?   
     Oriental wise man once say, 'Hiding behind shields prevents proper sun tanning.' 
Inscrutable, but true.  I also notice that the ERRATA stable was the most avoided 
team this turn.  Come on LYRATILAN, what are you afraid of?  And guess who avoided 
ERRATA stable the most?  Believe it or not, it was PRIMATES-R-US.  Anyone surprised?  
The most challenged warrior this turn was PRIMATES-R-US' warrior JUNGLE JIM.  More 
fighters challenged him than challenged the Duelmaster!  Tsk, tsk, tsk.  TINKERBELL, 
does your manager know you're challenging down 24 points to fight JUNGLE JIM from 
PRIMATES-R-US?  It pains me to see warriors take advantage of the system like this.  
TINKERBELL won victory over JUNGLE JIM, as if it surprises anyone.  GIGLIE from 
MADTOWN took a risk this turn by bravely challenging up 26 points in a challenge 
against BELTRAN FOSS.  And now nobody knows where BELTRAN FOSS is right now, after 
giving GIGLIE 17 points worth of recognition.  As quiet chuckles rise behind me.  In 
a brave attempt, GRAPE APE from PRIMATES-R-US challenged up 25 points to fight QUIA 
SALIAN from the THE MIDDLE WAY 4 stable.  GRAPE APE perhaps got his just desserts, 
seeing as he defeated QUIA SALIAN and ended up with 89 recognition points.   
     The Dark Arena is for those who cannot win, not who cannot lose with grace.  
Dignity in life or death is the warrior's creed.  The manager of ERRATA will not be 
pleased to learn that SEALANT, a 3-1-1 fighter, has been killed at the hands of THE 
MIDDLE WAY 4's DAVIA HANNAS.  Is it really true that LYRATILAN has more dishwashers 
per capita that fighters?  Just thought I'd ask...   
     Thought for the day, a new sword shines bright, but the notched sword sings the 
sweetest.  Always good to rest in LYRATILAN, but never good to wear out my welcome.  
Look for me in future turns.  Until you see my quill in LYRATILAN again, farewell-- 
Alarond the Scribe  

DUELMASTER                     W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 BLOODSHED 5092               16   6  0   115       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-MONKEY DO 4152               19  18  0   127       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 JOCKO 5093                   16   6  1   109       MADTOWN (358)
 TINKERBELL 5129              11   1  0   106       MADTOWN (358)
-FIONNA 5145                  14  10  0   100       WIND STORM (479)

CHAMPIONS                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GRAPE APE 4949                9   6  0    89       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 BELTRAN FOSS 5038            18  25  2    81       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 THEODORIC 5081               13  12  2    81       MADTOWN (358)
 JUNGLE JIM 4713              12   5  0    80       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 QUIA SALIAN 5032             17  28  0    79       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 GIGLIE 5130                  11   1  0    74       MADTOWN (358)

CHALLENGER ADEPTS              W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 GREAT PUMKIN 367             12   3  0    66       FANTASIA ISLE (56)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-RHYANNA 5140                  2   0  1    55       WIND STORM (479)
 ERHLIE FAY 5155               9   3  0    54       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 MONKEY SUIT 4992              5   1  0    51       PRIMATES-R-US (389)
 DAVIA HANNAS 5138            10   8  1    47       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
 INDIGO NYMPH 368             12   3  0    46       FANTASIA ISLE (56)
 BAMBI SLASHER 366            12   4  4    44       FANTASIA ISLE (56)

ADEPTS                         W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
 FLEX 5169                     4   1  0    39       ERRATA (323)

CHALLENGER INITIATES           W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-CHAVIN DE HUANTAR 4239        3   1  1    29       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 PUPPET 5127                   4   4  1    28       ERRATA (323)
-SHEZA BANSHEE 4008            4   2  0    28       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
-CORAL EDEN 4065               5   3  0    26       GREAT UNKNOWN (332)
 VINCE 5131                    4   4  0    26       ERRATA (323)

INITIATES                      W   L  K POINTS      TEAM NAME                  
-BABY SMURF 490                3   5  0    21       FANTASIA ISLE (56)
 XENO YOHL 5164                3   7  0    19       THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
-POPPY 5149                    2   0  1    17       LETHAL HERITAGE (480)
-NOVA 2157                     1   0  0    16       SILVER KNIGHTS (237)
-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)
-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)
-FORTUNE TELLER 690            0   1  0     1       FANTASIA ISLE (56)
-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                   PUPPET 5127           528 NONE    
SEALANT 5163           3  2 1 ERRATA 323            DAVIA HANNAS 5138     528         
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

Giglie -- I can't stand it when you snigger like that.  It sets my nerves on edge and
makes me want to hit things.  And there you were, right when I wanted to hit
things...so what can you expect, eh? -- Quia Salian
P.S.  You needed the loss.  People should not have undefeated records.  It's an
offense against the gods.

Monkey Suit -- Yes, well, I suppose I'm sorry I laughed, but you look so funny in
that!  I kept expecting accordion music. -- Erhlie Fay
P.S.  And Quia's right about the undefeated record.  You're better off without it.

Flex -- Yes, very impressive, you flexed muscles I didn't even know could be.  I
mean, I didn't even realize that there WERE muscles to be flexed on the scalp!  But
you have to do more than waggle your ears to win. -- Davia Hannas

Puppet -- I kept looking for your strings, and I couldn't find any!  What are you a
golem-puppet?  Those things are purely creepy. -- Xeno Yohl
P.S.  I hate creepy things.  They make me want to bite, and I'm not even a werewolf.
I guess I've been spending too much time with some of my teammates.

Bloodshed -- Thank the gods!  I was getting really worried, we were four and oh right
up till you leaped out and said you wanted kidneys for breakfast and you'd take mine.
We aren't used to that kind of thing here. -- Beltran Foss
P.S.  I admit, I would RATHER one of my teammates had lost, but still, I can live
with this.

Ed. -- Cynical about bankers?  However can you have gotten so?  When they are always

such stalwart, honest, reliable, prudent people.... -- Leeta
P.S.  I'm amazed that lightning didn't strike me when I typed that.  We did have a
roll of thunder just then, out of a mostly clear sky, though.

     Thunder or cosmic laughter...? -- Ed.

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

11 April 2006
To all those lookin' for some easy pickins:  I, Elfwine, manager of The Shallowship,
the most feared team in all of Jhelum, invite all who seek wide open spaces for pubs
and other such establishments of limited debauchery, to visit this deserted city and
help me clear up some of the dust.  I'm just about ready to have my guys face off
against each other to get some new action.  Guess I'd better join a tournament or
something...hmmmm, there's a thought.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TINKERBELL viciously subdued JUNGLE JIM in a crowd pleasing 6 minute Challenge fight.
GIGLIE luckily beat BELTRAN FOSS in a slow 10 minute veteran's Challenge melee.
GRAPE APE devastated QUIA SALIAN in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
FLEX demolished XENO YOHL in a 1 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge competition.
SEALANT was savagely slain by DAVIA HANNAS in a 1 minute brutal Challenge struggle.
BLOODSHED devastated KUNG-FU MASTER in a 1 minute one-sided Title competition.
JOCKO handily defeated VIRGINAL CONCUBINE in a 1 minute uneven melee.
THEODORIC viciously subdued VETERAN MERCENARY in a popular 1 minute gruesome duel.
ERHLIE FAY lost to GREAT PUMKIN in a popular 3 minute fight.
BAMBI SLASHER was narrowly defeated by MONKEY SUIT in a 2 minute gory melee.
INDIGO NYMPH overpowered VINCE in a 4 minute one-sided match.
PUPPET butchered TRUSTWORTHY SCRIBE in a 1 minute mismatched conflict.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                   5         STRIKING ATTACK   14 -   2 -  0      88  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  3         PARRY-RIPOSTE      9 -   2 -  0      82  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         LUNGING ATTACK    32 -  18 -  2      64  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  2         WALL OF STEEL      8 -   7 -  1      53  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     2         TOTAL PARRY       11 -  10 -  0      52  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         SLASHING ATTACK   14 -  13 -  1      52  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  15 -  2      38  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    1         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -  11 -  0      31  |
|AIMED BLOW                       0         AIMED BLOW         1 -   4 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      0         PARRY-LUNGE        0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 528 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    1 -  2         3  SLASHING ATTACK
WALL OF STEEL      1 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK     4 -  1     AIMED BLOW         0 -  0         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        0 -  0         2  TOTAL PARRY    
PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -  1                                       1  WALL OF STEEL  
BASHING ATTACK     1 -  1                                       1  PARRY-STRIKE   

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  BLOODSHED 5092             16   6  0  115 MADTOWN (358)
STRIKING ATTACK  JOCKO 5093                 16   6  1  109 MADTOWN (358)
LUNGING ATTACK   GRAPE APE 4949              9   6  0   89 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
TOTAL PARRY      JUNGLE JIM 4713            12   5  0   80 PRIMATES-R-US (389)
PARRY-STRIKE     GREAT PUMKIN 367           12   3  0   66 FANTASIA ISLE (56)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    ERHLIE FAY 5155             9   3  0   54 THE MIDDLE WAY 4 (464)
WALL OF STEEL    DAVIA HANNAS 5138          10   8  1   47 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 GREAT PUMKIN 367, 
INDIGO NYMPH 368, THEODORIC 5081, BAMBI SLASHER 366, MONKEY SUIT 4992, GRAPE APE 
4949, FLEX 5169, BLOODSHED 5092, ERHLIE FAY 5155, and JUNGLE JIM 4713.

The least popular fighter this week was BELTRAN FOSS 5038.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were GIGLIE 5130, XENO YOHL 5164, PUPPET 5127, DAVIA HANNAS 5138, 
SEALANT 5163, QUIA SALIAN 5032, VINCE 5131, JOCKO 5093, JUNGLE JIM 4713, and ERHLIE 
FAY 5155.

The following warriors will travel to AD after next turn:

BLOODSHED (25-5092) MADTOWN (358)